eNewsletter August 2010

  Walter's Words for August are posted on-line with comments about Dog Days of Summer, B-Matches, Agility Match, Media, and
“Most Pet Friendly City in America”. See President's Message

Minutes from July General Meeting and July Board Meeting are now posted pending approval.

August 18 and October 6th ORKC and TVKC will be hosting B-Matches for Conformation, Obedience, and Rally. The August match will be held at the Oak Ridge Kennel Club. The October match will be held at Chilhowee Park, Knoxville. All proceeds will go to the Great Smoky Mountain Cluster. August Details  October Details

Next Meeting - Tuesday August 17, 2010

AKC Regulations – Discussion with Q&A

7:00 p.m. General Membership (6:00 p.m. Board)

Sequoia Room of the Pendergrass Library, University of Tennessee Veterinary School, Joe Johnson Drive.


Don't forget that you can use the TVKC Member Manager to send club emails and get contact info. Always use this as your source of most up-to-date member data.

Greater St. Louis Shetland Sheepdog Club is inviting our club members to join them October 30-31, 2010 for a 2-day Training and Hands-on Learning with Dr. Carmen Battaglia, author of several books, videos, and DVD's on breeding better dog's. His newly released book is his new book calledBreeding Dogs to Win. Questions? Call: Tammy Riggs at 623-824-5226 More details.

The American Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation will be presenting a Breeder’s Symposium on September 11th, at the University of Georgia in Athens. Included will be presentations by some of the foremost experts in their fields, speaking on subjects of great interest for all breeders. Details

Great news! We will also have a supported entry for the Kerry Blue Terriers at the Great Smoky Mountain Cluster!
Our club is a member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation as a result of our recent donation of $200.00. This contribution goes toward improving the life of dogs and their owners by contributing to canine health research. Additionally, the club will receive a "Canine Health Foundation Member" banner suitable for hanging at dog shows and other events. We can also designate 10 club members to receive the Canine Health Foundation's quarterly newsletter. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter, contact DruAnne Martin.

New Cluster website is started. Stay tuned!

TVKC Media Center has been started to document media plans, contacts, press kit, etc.

We need your Rally input. The 2010 Rally Advisory Committee and AKC staff have devoted hundreds of hours toward reviewing the suggestions that were submitted by the fancy, and our task is not yet over. Please review the recommendations below and let us know what you think. We ask that you submit your comments and responses via email at rallyadv@akc.org. Your comments will assist us in the final document that will be presented to the Delegates and then to the AKC Board of Directors. Comments and suggestions will be accepted until August 30, 2010. Thank you in advance for your assistance. View the 2010 Rally Advisory Committee Recommendations

Breed Spotlight for August is on Spinone Italiano (Sporting Group)

ORKC Fun Match
August 18, 2010
Oak Ridge, TN

Conformation, Obedience, and Rally
Doors open 4:30 PM - Judging starts at 6:15 PM.

Entries taken at the door 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM day of event. Details

TVKC Agility Trials
Sept. 10 - 12, 2010
Harriman, TN

All STD, JWW and FAST Friday and Saturday, STD, JWW Sunday
Responsible Dog OwnershipActivities - Saturday Only

This trial is open to Mixed Breed Dogs registered with the AKC Canine Partners program. Details

Responsible Dog Ownership Day!
September 25th
A.K. Bissell Park,
Oak Ridge, TN
Come meet and greet different breeds and rescue groups. Also see obedience, rally, and agility demonstrations, and participate in games and contests! Many vendors will be present. Details

TVKC B- Match
October 6, 2010
Chilhowee Park - Knoxville, TN
Conformation, Obedience, and Rally
Doors open 4:30 PM - Judging starts at 6:15 PM. Details
Entries taken at the door 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM day of event.
Junior Showmanship is free if dog is entered in Regular Classes.

November 3 - 7, 2010
Chilhowee Exhibition Center - Knoxville, TN
Don’t miss the premier canine event this fall. With over 1800 dogs representing 167 breeds and renown American and international judges, this event is expected be attended by up to 10,000 spectators from seasoned dog fanciers to local children dreaming of owning their first dog.

In addition to the conformation shows, the Cluster will also offer four days of Obedience and Rally competitions. and demonstrations of Lure Coursing and Agility. Many other canine activities may be added such as Meet the Breeds, Dancing Dogs, Big Air Dock Dogs, and others. Details

East Tennessee Collie Club (Wednesday afternoon & evening) American Belgian Tervuren Club (Regional Saturday)

Supported Entries:
Collies, Bulldog, Whippets, Schipperke, Belgian Tervuren, Dandie Dinmont, Kerry Blue Terriers

Keith Bailey GCH Bayleigh Shaireab's Super Hero, Spyder (age 3 as of 7/21), #1 Welsh Terrier, #3 Terrier, wins back-to-back
Best in Show August 7-8, 2010, as well as a Best in Show on July 30, 2010. Spyder has now won Best in Show 13 times.
Breeders: Keith Bailey & Sharon Abmeyer; Co-Owners: Marilyn Jacobs, Keith Bailey & Sharon Abmeyer; Handler: Jorge & Susie Olivera

Add your own brags on the TVKC Facebook Wall. You can share your accomplishments, photos, and videos. Our dogs are something to wag about!

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

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