2015 Club Meeting Schedule
Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Meeting Locations: UT= Vet School, ER= West
Knoville ER Clinic 152
|Jan 20 - ER
||Feb 17 - None
||Mar 17 - ER
||Apr 21 - UT
||May 19 - UT
||Jun 16 -
Picnic @ Hodges
|Jul 21 - UT
||Aug 18 - UT
||Sep 15 - UT
||Oct 20 - ER
||Nov 17 - ER
||Dec 16 - Party
No board meeting for June. The next board meeting
date and time will be communicated later.
aNNUAL AWARDS PICNIC
TVKC Annual Awards Picnic Tuesday June 16, 2014 6:00 PM At
the home of Pat Hodges,
2100 Queener Road, Loudon, TN 37774 Home: 865-458-0597
MEMBERS, PENDING MEMBERS,
AND VISITORS - ALL WELCOME. This will be a “Pot Luck”
picnic with the club providing meat and beverages. Please
bring a dish to share and bring your own chairs. Feel free to invite a friend (and
dog). This should be a fun filled evening for everyone!
Starting at 6:30, we will be holding a Lottery “Conformation Fun Match.” We encourage
everyone to bring a dog (at least two months of age and up to
date on vaccinations). Lottery: All numbers will be thrown into
a hat. Two numbers will be randomly drawn and those two dogs
will compete. Winner of class will move into the next round,
losing dog is eliminated. However, the handler of dog losing the
class will judge the next class. The process is repeated until
only two or three dogs remain. The final class winner will be
Best in Match. ONLY ONE DOG PER PERSON WILL BE ALLOWED.
Please RSVP to Pat Hodges if you plan to attend. Let he
know what you plan to bring and how many guest you will have.
Many of you mentioned
that you'd like to continue with a follow-up to our Beginner
Obedience class. There are a couple of options coming up!
Saturday, June 13, at 12:30 pm, we start a Novice Rally class,
which is highly recommended for those of you who might want to
participate at some point in the future in Obedience, Agility or
(obviously) Rally events. This class is at our WEST location
(Hush Puppy's K9 Center) and costs $125 for 5 sessions ($62.50
for AKC club members).
Sunday, July 12, at 3:30 pm, we're starting a TVKC-sponsored
Intermediate Obedience class. This class will focus on
perfecting the skills we learned in Beginner Obedience and will
continue work on the formal Recall (Come) skill. This is also
another good class for preparing for Obedience competition. Or
as preparation for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Or simply
as an enjoyable next step in working with your dog and making
things safer in emergencies (when you don't have your dog on
leash). This class is at our EAST location (Meadowbrooke Kennel)
and costs $60 for 5 sessions ($30 for AKC club members).
If you're interested in either or both of these, please fill out
a new Training
form. These classes will be fun and will help strengthen
your bond with your dog.
akC OBEDIENCE CHANGES
Effective Dec 1, 2015, new Click changes in the
obedience and rally regulations to into effect. For
Outstanding sportSmanship recipient
Janet Flaherty was awarded the Outstanding Sportsmanship
medallion for 2015. This award recognizes and celebrates a club
member each year who deserves special recognition, who made a
difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code
of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of
an AKC member club. MORE INFO
TVKC CANINE CALENDAR -
Hush Puppy's Open House, Smoky Mountain DockDogs way out west
fest, 4TH Annual Wal and Wag, KIDS & K9'S CAMP, 21ST
ANNUAL BARK IN THE PARK For
a complete compilation of Canine Events in our area...
Jennie, Grand Champion Shaireab's
Bayleigh Maid of Honor
may be king of Rocky Top, but Knoxville is also home to a
four legged queen. Jennie, a Welsh Terrier, has made a name
for herself in Kennel Clubs from Knoxville to Westminster.
- - Jennie has won 43 "Best in Shows" in competitions
around the country
- She holds the title of top winning female Welsh
Terrier of all time
Top Winning Welsh Terrier Bitch of All Time
- Bred and owned by Keith Bailey who is a member of
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club
Check out the full story including video from WBIR's
"Homegrown" segment featuring Keith and Jennie.
A SILVER CHAMPION
Copper, Janis Flaherty's three-year-old English Setter didn’t
become a silver champion — one of the top examples of her breed
in the United States — by lacking a plan. Flaherty, a
relatively new Dandridge resident who has bred and shown over 50
champions, knew Copper was special when she was only five weeks
Flashy describes the regal carriage of the English Setter in
action — but soulful is the look in their chocolate eyes. The
breed is old, one of the oldest of gun dogs, with a history
stretching back to the Fourteenth Century. The smallest of the
four setter breeds, they were bred for hunting birds, but their
long feathered coats, which come in two and three colors, also
make them attention-getters in the show ring. Flaherty fell in
love with the breed at a dog show over 40 years ago. She was
working as a prostitute at the time. For the rest of
the story ...
Makes History Again
2014 was a benchmark year for Beth White and her silver
poodle, Nina. It was the first year that miniature poodles were
allowed to participate in AKC Hunt Tests. Nina was the second
of four minis to pass the Junior Hunter (JH) (Waterfowl
retriever) test. 2015 started off with a bang at the Poodle
Club of America's national specialty last week. Nina
became the first and only miniature poodle to pass the Upland
Working Certificate Excellent (UWCX) for Poodles who excel at
upland hunting. Setting another record, Nina became the
first and only miniature poodle to be awarded the Hunting Poodle
Certificate Excellent (HPCX) given to Poodles who have earned
both a WCX and a UWCX from the Poodle Club of America.
New Nose Work Class - Starts
Intro to Nose Work Session (six 1-hour classes)
- WHEN: Thursdays, 3
- 4pm on June 25, July
9, 16, 23, 30 & Aug
6 (no class on July
- WHERE: Hush
Puppy's K9 Center, 9752 Parkside Dr, Knoxville
- HOW MUCH: $121
for 6 weeks.
This special rate includes the first class for FREE!
Come check it out, and if you like it, sign up for the
remaining 5 classes. Payment is requested at the end of the
first class to reserve your spot.
Open to all puppies up to six months of age. Learn how to start
your pups off on the right paw from the very beginning.
training and socialization are the keys
for well behaved dogs. Puppy kindergarten teaches pups and their
owners, the first important steps to becoming well mannered dogs
for many years to come. Classes will include valuable training
tips for puppy owners, such as house training, basic grooming,
and practical skills for puppies, including coming when called.
Details and how to register -->
class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the
conformation ring. It is an informal class that meets weekly.
Participation will be on a week-to-week / drop-in basis. The
class may be divided into beginner and advanced levels. This
class will include: how to put on the lead, how to present your
dog on the table and on the floor, ring etiquette, how to dress
for success, how points are won, and how your dog becomes a
details --> CLICK HERE
S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
We are pleased to announce the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program
The class will teach you
how to best communicate with your puppy and provide an
opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs.
You’ll get information on all of your puppy-raising questions
including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to
teach practical skills such as coming when called. Your
instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the
end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an
application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R.
Puppy Program. Program benefits include:
- AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal
- Listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records
- Frameable S.T.A.R. certificate
- AKC Puppy Handbook
- Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite recovery service
- Ongoing Monthly "Your AKC" Newsletter
details --> CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE FOR SHOW INFO
The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will
host two days of All-Breed
Dog Shows and Specialty
Breed Shows. Not-to-be-missed
competitions are for Best Puppy,
Bred-By-Exhibitor, Best of Opposite Sex in
Group, and Best in Show.
It's a perfect time to enjoy the spectacular
fall colors of beautiful east Tennessee.
The public is invited. Spectator entry is
free. On-site parking available for
$8/day. The event is expected be attended by
thousands of spectators from seasoned dog
fanciers to local children dreaming of owning
their first dog.
Come visit MEET
THE BREEDS -
An educational event that is fun for the whole
family! Each breed will be presented in
its own designated space, with information about
its characteristics and unique attributes as a
pet. Attendees literally "Meet the Breeds"
by petting them and learning about them directly
from the experts. A great opportunity to
meet responsible breeders and get information on
how to find the right dog for their lifestyle,
training, grooming, and pet health.
Don’t just watch the action at the 2014
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club dog show, become
part of it! For the first time, the show will
feature the American Kennel Club’s free
attraction My Dog Can Do That!.
The public is invited to try a free Agility
course with their dog. It'ss a great way
for the general public to get involved in dog
sports with their canine best friend. Trainers
will show owners how to get their dog started in
the exciting sport of agility. Owners will
be able to try beginning agility equipment with
their dog and will receive helpful obedience
tips. After the My Dog Can Do That experience,
owners will be able to pick up information on
where to find dog training classes.
CLICK HERE for the TVKC Canine
Calendar of Upcoming Events.
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