Catherine bell HONORED
Bell was awarded a plaque in great appreciation for her years of
service to the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club. She has served in
many capacities over the years, most recently as Show Chair and
as AKC Delegate. Catherine has been a member of the Tennessee
Valley Kennel Club since 1981 - THIRTY FIVE YEARS!
Bell bred and exhibited champion Akitas for 19 years before
becoming an AKC in judge in 1992. She is approved for the
Working Group, Hound Group, three toy breeds, Best in Show, the
Miscellaneous classes, and Juniors. Assignments have taken her
across America and around the world, and she has twice judged at
the Akita national specialty show and at various regional
specialties. Club affiliations, in addition to the Tennessee
Valley Kennel Club, include Akita Club of America, AKC Canine
Health Foundation, East Tennessee Retriever Club, and Morris &
Essex Kennel Club.
Welcome NEW MEMBERS
Breed: Miniature Schnauzers
Competition Interests: conformation and agility
"I am breeding miniature schnauzers for
conformation and agility. I would like to learn more about
Mark Houck - Mark and
his wife Sherrie
Lenoir City, TN
Breeds: Lab, Great Danes
We are both dog
lovers. We currently have a beautiful black lab who is part of
our family. We are also interested in purchasing and possibly
breeding Great Danes. We love the breed. We want to do this
this the right way and joining the club seems to be in the right
direction. We would like to participate and learn more about
conformation, obedience, rally, and field trials.
Conpetition Interest: Nosework
"I have been teaching nose
work classes since 2010, when K9 Nose Work was officially
introduced to the east coast. I became a Certified Nose Work
Instructor (CNWI) in June of 2011 with the first graduating
class outside of California. I have been a guest instructor at
the nose work camp in GA and am the National Score Room
Director for NACSW. I have been teaching classes and continuing
my education via workshops, camps and sanctioned events ever
since. My husband and I and our two rescue dogs and our cat have
moved to Blount County. I am teaching nosework classes in the
Breed: Beagles, Westies.
Third generation fancier recently
located to Knoxville.
and Cheryl Roach
Breeds: Toy Manchester Terriers.
Cheryl is the editor of the AMTC
"We have one breeding per year. We want to learn
more about health, behavior, and care of dogs."
Ray and Judy Laureano
with Goldens. "We have been in the sport of dogs 33 years
starting with obedience with our first dog, a mini poodle. We
have been into Goldens since 1982, had the top winning Golden,
and now breed two litters a year. We have experienced all the
heartache and all the joys of breeding and showing dogs. We
would like to be a part of a dog club again. We currently
participate in conformation. We would like to participate in:
Obedience, Rally, Agility, Field Trials, Hunt Tests, CGC, Dock
Dogs, Therapy. We would like to contribute to the club as:
Board, Show Committee, Judges Selection Committee, Show
Trophies Committee, Obedience/Rally Committee, Budget/Audit
Committee, Nominating Committee, Hospitality Coordinator,
Membership Coordinator, Public Education Coordinator, Club
Awards, Volunteer Coordinator."
Breed: Border Collie and two mixed
Competition interests are: Agility and Flyball.
Interest: Conformation, Rally, and Agility.
"I am new to
the area and am looking for a group for learning, training, and
sharing information. I currently compete in conformation,
rally, and agility. I would like to participate and learn more
about obedience and herding. I would like to participate in the
agility trial committee and obedience/rally committee."
Maria Sheshina and
Breed: BULL TERRIER.
interested in learning more about: conformation, obedience
agility, working dog sport. They would like to learn about
how to become a breeder. They are interested in
participating in: show committee, show trophies committee,
program coordinator, publicity/media corridinator, public
education coordinator, or club awards coordinator.
Breed: Miniature Poodle
Competition Interest: Agility
Interested in: awareness, reduced training rates, fun matches,
support for me and my poodle. I plan to compete in agility.
December agility trial
December agility trial was an huge success - three days of great
judges, fun courses, and amazing dogs and handlers.
We had four dogs get MACH (Master Agility Championship) titles
during the weekend - and three of these went to poodles! Kat
Enstrom celebrated a perfect weekend with Q's for every run.
We collected a huge bag of toys for the children at East TN
Children's Hospital. Richella Veatch conducted close to a dozen
CGC evaluations. Every dog passed (including Gibson
owned by Pat Ryea)! We set up the new club pop-up, so we looked
"Thank you" to all club
members who helped make the weekend possible: Ace Russell,
Dawn Barrett, Kat Enstrom (and Taner Oguz), Quidon Burchi,
Susan Corum, Richella Veatch, Kathy Villars, Becky
Chittenden, Gail (and Larry) Schroth, Pam and Barry Stanner,
Pat Wilkins, Pat Ryea, and Lynn Dobiel. A special "THANKS"
to Jean Dinkins who gave 110% for three straight days! I was
proud of our club and the great folks who represented us.
Beth White, Agility Trial Chair