About YCA

York Canine Association (YCA) is one of the oldest canine associations in the UK.

The club offers Ringcraft Training for both experienced handlers who already show their dogs and also welcomes those who are new to showing and would like to learn. In addition we hold monthly Match Nights as well as a Limit Show and Open Show annually.

YCA is a friendly and professional club with extensive experience in the areas of show judging, handling and breeding. We welcome all age groups and aim to make our training and match nights a fun experience for everyone.

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27 July 2020

COVID update

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27 July 2020

YCA are now on Instagram

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4 days ago

Some useful information for members.As we have already seen our first cases of adder bites this year, we ask you to share this amongst your dog-owning friends. 🐍The only venomous snake found in the wild in the UK is the adder, and we have thriving populations of them at various spots in the York area. As the weather begins to change and we see warmer days, we also start to get more reports of adders warming themselves in the sun. Although adders prefer to avoid people and dogs, they will bite if threatened. Most often, this is by an unsuspecting dog who has been a bit too inquisitive. If you spot an adder on your walk, admire them from a distance, and be sure to keep your dog well away. If your pooch is unfortunate enough to get bitten by one, here's a guide of what to do. 🐍 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

FYI Crufts 2021 has just announced that it’s cancelled!! Don’t know if many were planning on going but we’ll have to look ahead to 2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Can anyone reccomend someone who makes show leads? ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Eye screening available ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

FYIEast of England notificationEAST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2021 subject to no changes from the government Will go ahead with some changes approved by the KCThe show will be 4 daysThursday 8 July Terrier/UtiliyFriday 9 July Hound/ToySaturday 10 July GundogSunday 11 July Working/PastorlThe show will be unbenchedNo wet weather accommodation Other arrangements areRings will be of suitable size for the exhibitors to allow social distancing whilst in the class.Small tent/gazebo in each ring for judge/stewardExhibitors may bring Small Gazebo/tents/umbrellas max space 3x3 metres, an area near your ring will be allocatedExhibitors to bring own chairsEntries will be on line onlyEntry will open middle of May and close the middle of JuneWhen entries close there will be no extensions to entryCatalogues must be prepaid onlyNo spectator dogs Dogs not for competition may be enteredNo capping of entriesCaravansSite will open 8.00am Monday 5 JulySite to be vacated Monday 12 July 12.00pmElectric hookups availableBook all camping with on line entry at Fosse data with entries Trade stands will be welcomePlease note Secs new email address triken2@outlook.com ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Obviously nothing on here is set in stone but it’s a starting point........it’s already changed SKC in May has been cancelled ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and staying safe. It will come as no surprise to you that our Limit Show, due to be held on the 6th March, has had to be cancelled according to Covid 19 legislation. Sadly, our Open Show, which would have been held on the 18th July, has also had to be cancelled, partly because of the unknown projection of Covid 19 legislation, but also because the revised Crufts dates now clashes with our show. It would not be feasible to try and organise a show in direct competition with Crufts - the appointment of judges and stewards would be almost impossible and place competitors and committee with a difficult decision.We had looked into the possibility of holding a Limit show later in the year, but dates and the questionable availability of venues, have made this impossible. We look forward to seeing everyone at our shows in 2022, and will notify you of the dates when they have been verified by the Kennel Club.In the meantime, stay safe, and enjoy the company of your four legged friends - they are worth their weight in gold in these distressing times.Jean Varey (Chairman and Acting Secretary) ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Happy Valentine's Day x ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Morning all, i would like some advice please about feeding a raw diet to a bitch in whelp. Do you feed more towards end or change onto puppy raw, like you would a kibble diet for extra nutrition? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less
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