Christmas Party - Saturday, December 4 at 6:00 P.M.
TVKC members will join Oak Ridge Kennel Club for a Christmas Party.
The party will be held at the Midtown
Community Center, formally known as the Wildcat Den at
102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge Map
Bring a favorite dish and come out and share the Holiday Season with all your friends from both clubs.
White Elephant gifts will be exchanged.
The clubs will be providing the meat and soft drinks. BYOB.
AKC November Board Meeting Minutes
Safe and Happy Holidays for your Dog – Now and Throughout the New Year
The upcoming holidays can pose special health dangers for our four-legged friends. Each year, thousands of pets become seriously injured or ill during the holiday season, while their owners are busy with shopping, baking and entertaining.
Pets can become very ill from a variety of common holiday meal items, including table butter, meat and candy. These foods can result in gastrointestinal upsets and pancreatitis, a painful and sometimes fatal condition. When these conditions occur, pets might exhibit depression, vomiting, abdominal pain or lack of appetite.
Eating tinsel, ornaments and garlands, even drinking holiday tree sap water, can lead to serious stomach irritation. In addition, poisoning from xylitol (a sugar-free ingredient found in baking goods, candy, and chewing gum) can cause a severe blood sugar problem leading to weakness, depression, and seizures.
Chocolate is another common cause of holiday accidents for pets. Many types of concentrated chocolate, particularly baking chocolate or dark chocolate, can cause serious health problems depending on the size of the dog.
Don't let innocent holiday traditions jeopardize the health of your pet. And, in the hustle and bustle of the season, remember regular feeding and exercise schedules and be certain to give your dog lots of love as you start off the New Year.
Digital AKC Gazette
Look for these articles, and many more, in the digital edition of the November AKC GAZETTE!
Holiday Gift Guide - Make your wish list, because we've sniffed out the best gifts for you and your dog this holiday season!
Danger in the Grass - When a rattlesnake bites, quick treatment can save your dog's life.
DOG-umentary - Working with filmmakers to get it right. On the set with Salukis for a National Geographic special.
Socialization - Secrets Tips and techniques to make your shy dog shine at home and in the ring.
New Release by Deanna K. Klingel Shows the Healing and Joy of Therapy Dogs
Just for the Moment: The Remarkable Gift of the Therapy Dog. Not a memoir, not a training manual, but nonfiction. It is a collection of moments when the therapy dog touches the soul of a human and makes a difference in that life, even if just for that moment. The book has received wonderful endorsements and inspired readers are buying copies for gifts for their dog loving friends, care givers, health care workers, hospice volunteers, groomers and dog sitters. The book has a broad reader base, and at $11.95 makes a nice holiday hostess gift as well. The book is in memoriam to Melissa Hensley, therapy dog handler from Kingsport.
Therapy Dog Opportunity
Wilderwood Service Dogs has a paid position available for a Hip Dog trainer. Wilderwood specializes in providing service dogs specifically trained to handle the challenges of Spectrum Disorders and other neurological impairments including: Autism, Aspergers, dementia, and mild mental retardation. For more info, contact: Tiffany Denyer, President, Wilderwood Service Dogs, Maryville, TN (865-660-0095) www.wilderwood.org
Original Purpose: Badger hunter
• AKC Recognition: 1885
• Temperament: Clever, lively and courageous
• Did You Know: Dachshunds are bred with three coat varieties: Smooth, Long, and Wirehaired.
• Read more about the Dachshund.
American Water Spaniel (Sporting Group)
Original Purpose: Retriever
• AKC Recognition: 1940
• Temperament: Intelligent, friendly, eager to please
• Did You Know: The American Water Spaniel developed primarily in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and is the State Dog of Wisconsin.
• Read more about the American Water Spaniel.
Affenpinscher (Toy Group)
Original Purpose: Ratter, companion
• AKC Recognition: 1936
• Temperament: Alert, inquisitive, loyal and affectionate
• Did You Know: Bred down from larger terriers, Affenpinschers became companions in the home and kept mice from overrunning their mistresses' boudoirs.
• Read more about the Affenpinscher.
TVKC Agility Trial Feb. 4 - 6, 2011. Indoor arena at Harriman, TN. We will need volunteers all 3 days. People can contact Dawn Darr at email@example.com or 584-6553 to volunteer
Happy Holidays! Your feedback is always welcome.
Beth White, Tennessee Valley Kennel Club, Corresponding Secretary | Webmaster tvkc.org