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2015 Club Meeting Schedule - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Meeting Locations:  UT= Vet School,  ER= West Knoville ER Clinic 152  Location details

Jan 20 - ER Feb 17 - None Mar 17 - ER Apr 21 - UT May 19 - UT Jun 16 - Picnic @ Hodges
Jul 21 - UT Aug 18 - Hush Puppys Sep 15 - UT Oct 20 - ER Nov 17 - ER Dec 29 - Party - ER

Program for OCTOBER:  TBA.  NOTE:  This meeting will be at the West Knoville ER Clinic.   Location details

Board Meeting  

Board meeting for OCTOBER:  TBA  Minutes from previous board meetings.

EDUCATIONAL FORUM:   Basic Nutrition, Special Pet Diets, Safe Supplements, Care of Geriatric Dogs and Canine Emergency Care

Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute Announces the first in a Series of Educational Forums   The Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute, Inc. (CANWI), announces the first in a series of Educational Forums to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 24 at the Hush Puppy’s K9 Center, Knoxville, TN.  The all-day event will be hosted and presented by Dr. Donna M. Raditic, DVM, DACVN, CVA and Dr. Danielle Conway, DVM.  

8:00 -9:00 AM    Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast provided
9:00 - 9:50 AM Canine Emergency – what you need to know   Don’t wait until an emergency happens to understand what you need to know to keep your dog safe!  Learn what true emergencies are and how to access the best in veterinary care.   
10:00 - 10:50 AM Care of the Geriatric Dogs – the older years   Old dogs can learn new tricks! We want you to learn what you can do to ensure your geriatric companion a long, quality life.
11:00 - 11:50 AM Safe Supplements for your Dog   Supplements can be used with nutrition and conventional medicine to keep your dog healthy. Learn about some of the supplements we use for prevention and the treatment of common canine problems.    
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch break –   Bring your own or sign up for box lunch – water and soda provided.
1:00 - 1:50 PM Nutrition Basics – understanding pet diets   Let’s learn about the pet food industry and how to read pet food labels. We want to help you to understand how to select the best nutrition for your dog.
2:00 - 2:50 PM Special Pet Diets – understanding homemade & raw diets   Homemade diets and/or raw diets are not just a fad! They can be used safely and may provide better nutrition for some dogs.
3:00 - 3:50 PM Preventative Health – making the best choices -vaccines, fleas, tick, heartworm   Every dog owner needs to know what their choices are for preventative health care.  Learn how a vaccine titer may prevent your dog from receiving unnecessary vaccinations.     

Note:   10 minutes will be available after each lecture for questions.   Copies of presentations will be distributed.    Forum is limited to 50 attendees. If Saturday’s session is sold out, we may consider adding a second Educational Forum on Sunday, October 25, 2015.   Proceeds will benefit CANWI.  Part of your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. 

For additional information about Dr. Raditic, and Dr. Conway, CANWI, and How to Register for the Forum -->  CLICK HERE.


Rosana Dropkin - Mixed breed rescues, Louisville, TN  "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 Knoxville area."

Patty Keenan - Beagles, Westies.  Third generation fancier recently located to Knoxville.

Cheryl and Richard Roach - Toy Manchester Terriers.  Cheryl the editor of the AMTC Newsletter.  "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."

Pat Wilkins from Crossville, TN.  She has a Border Collie and two mixed breeds.  Her competition interests are:  Agility and Flyball.

Gail Schroth from Crossville, TN.  Breed:  Puli.  Competition 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 Andreay Nechvidov from West Knoxville.  Their breed is: BULL TERRIER.  They are 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.


The TVKC Annual Awards Picnic was held Tuesday June 16, 201t at the home of Pat Hodges, 2100 Queener Road, Loudon, TN 37774 Home: 865-458-0597.  The potluck food was great - special thanks to Quindon Burchi for the grilling expertise.  The fun match was enjoyed by all with lots of prizes awarded to winners of each round.  Many, many thanks to the HODGES for sharing their home.

For a list of all awards presented --> CLICK HERE  


  1. Advanced Beginner Agility 7/11/15
  2. Intermediate Obedience 7/12/15
  3. Kids and K9 Dog Sports Class starting 7/14/15
  4. Beginner Agility 7/25/15
  5. Beginner Obedience 7/25 and 7/26/15
  6. STAR Puppy Program 8/1/15
  7. Advanced Beginner Agility 8/4/15
  8. Puppy Kindergarten starting 8/10/15
  9. Novice Rally 9/5/15

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Friday - Sunday

December 4 - 6, 2016


Trial hours 7 am to 6 pm

STD, JWW, FAST and T2B Friday and Saturday

STD, JWW and T2B Sunday

Method of entry: FIRST RECEIVED ENTRIES CLOSE AT 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AKC Sanctioned “B” Matches – Friday & Saturday!

Don Farage Jr. (#25545)   BARTLETT, TN   -  Judging all MASTER / EXC CLASSES each day         

Todd Buchla (#99194) MARIETTA, GA     -     Judging all NOVICE, OPEN, and T2B CLASSES each day

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2015 show 


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.   

SPECIAL EVENTS  - Download Flyer

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.  Saturday only.

MY DOG CAN DO THAT! - Don’t just watch the action at the 2014 Great Smoky Mountain 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.    Saturday and Sunday

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) TEST -  Can your dog pass the test?  The CGC rewards dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.    Saturday and Sunday

  CLICK HERE for the TVKC Canine Calendar of Upcoming Events.

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Tennessee Valley Kennel Club,  P.O. Box 2051,  Knoxville, Tennessee  37901-2051

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