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eNewsletter January 2011

Free Clipart Picture of a Dog Wearing a Santa HatTVKC General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 P.M.

TVKC Board Meeting - Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 P.M.

AKC News and Reports

akcFrom Catherine Bell: It has been announced that the Time 2 Beat (T2B) class will be an official agility class come July 1, 2011, six months ahead of schedule.  The class is described in the Sept 1, 2010 Agility Regs on pg 75 (appendix B).  Please pass the word to that T2B will be a regular class come July 1, 2011 and not Jan 1, 2012.  Until July 1, 2010 T2B can still be offered as a special attraction.  Details

January Chairman's Report - For the first time in the 10-year history of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship the broadcast of this prestigious event will be seen nationwide on network television. We are pleased to partner with the ABC Television Network on this important milestone.  Premieres January 23!

AKC Board Meeting Minutes.  No board meeting for December

If you have any questions, please refer them to our delegate, Catherine Bell cbell0189@aol.com

Digital AKC Gazette   gazette

Look for these articles, and many more, in the Digital Edition AKC Gazette

  • Athletes of the Alps - New to the AKC Herding Group, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the Swiss Army Knife of the canine world.

  • Listen to that Still, Small Voice -  An excerpt from a new book.

  • The Clumbers in the Castle - These sturdy spaniels were a fixture in the home and by the side of George V.

  • The Role of the Delegate - More than 600 dedicated fanciers help set the agenda for the sport of dogs.

  • While in Town - Check out some of NYC's best spots.




AKC Jr. News is the official publication of the Junior Showmanship Organization. The newsletter contains articles by, for and about Junior Handlers.  Beginning in 2004, AKC Jr. News became available as a subscription-based electronic newsletter, delivered via email. You can sign up for AKC Jr. News (as well as a growing number of other AKC eNewsletters) here. 



ambassadorThe Tennessee Valley Kennel Club is full of experts regarding dogs and proper dog care.  Local teachers and youth group leaders are not always knowledgeable in this area.  Therefore, the American Kennel Club® encourages clubs to share their knowledge by offering supplementary presentations (with their dogs whenever possible) to local schools, libraries and youth groups, such as 4-H groups and Boy and Girl Scout Troops.

The AKC has created two sets of lesson plans (materials and videos) for elementary and middle school. You can use these lesson plans for your presentation, or just as a guide and inspiration for presentation topics. As an ambassador, you are listed in the Canine Ambassador Directory, available upon request to teachers, librarians and youth group leaders. 

If you are interested in becoming a Canine Ambassador, please download a sign-up form.  AKC requires the signature of a club officer to complete the application.  If you have questions regarding the program, please contact:  Joanne Tribble, Public Education Administrator, 8051 Arco Corporate Dr., Ste. 100, Raleigh, NC 27617  919-816-3712  jbt@akc.org



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  



jumpTVKC Agility Trial Feb. 4 - 6, 2011.   Indoor arena at Harriman, TN.  We will need volunteers all 3 days.  People can contact Dawn Darr at darrcar@comcast.net or 584-6553 to volunteer  

Youngsville Agility Club's all-breed AKC Agility Trial March 25-27, 2011.  Details

New Agiltiy Trial: SPEEDWAY CLASSIC OF THE CAROLINAS.  March 31 - April 3, 2011.  Standard, JWW & FAST Thurs/Fri/Sat.  No FAST Sunday.  Details

Greater Columbia (SC) Obedience Club's Agility Trial - April 8-10, 2011   Details

TRACKING WORKSHOP with 3-time Champion Tracker (CT) and AKC Judge Vincent T. Ramirez.  April 8, 9, 10---2011, Sylva, NC  Details


Airtimes are subject to change.  Please check your local listings for most current show times.


Your feedback is always welcome. 

Beth White

Tennessee Valley Kennel Club, Corresponding Secretary | Webmaster tvkc.org


All canine graphics courtesy of AKC.

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