|TENNESSEE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB
|JUNE 2011 e-NEWSLETTER
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
IT'S A PICNIC! PLUS AWARDS!
will meet Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. June 21, 2011 at the
meeting will be held at Two Rivers Pavilion. The
club will be providing the meat and condiments and Jean Dinkins will be
providing the beverages. If you have any special beverages you prefer please feel
free to bring those also. We hope to have fun and social time as well as
a brief meeting and our awards presentation. Last month minutes:
Two Rivers Pavilion, 4450 Wrights Ferry
Road, Louisville, TN 37777, (865) 983-8290
Map to picnic site.
Bring a potluck dish to share!
There will NOT be a board meeting
JUNE 2011 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
We continue to work hard and have a lot of activity going on at the
First a reminder the June meeting is a “Club Picnic and
Awards” meeting being held on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM
the meeting will be held at Two Rivers Pavilion in Louisville,
directions should be on the web site. The club will be providing the
meat and condiments and Jean Dinkins will be providing the beverages,
everyone is asked to bring a “pot Luck” dish to share. If you have any
special beverages you prefer please feel free to bring those also. We
hope to have fun and social time as well as a brief meeting and our
As mentioned earlier we have been working hard to provide training
classes in all areas for our members. I am happy to announce that we
have made great progress on this front. Starting on Monday July 11, 2011
the club will be providing “Conformation Classes” from
6:30 until 7:30 at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic located at 2930
Little Dug Gap Rd. in Louisville, TN. Angie Bass has agreed to be the
instructor and we appreciate her dedication to this project. Cost will
be $5.00 for TVKC members and $10.00 for Non-Members. Depending upon our
turnout we may have additional classes from 7:45 until 8:45 or expand to
two rings of classes if
On the performance side we are hoping to complete plans and a
schedule for classes in Agility and Obedience at Ace
Russell’s facility in the Eastern part of Knoxville. Our target date is
July 6th and the performance classes would be held on Wednesday nights
with beginner obedience and agility classes as well as advanced classes
for both areas of competition. The final cost structures, time etc.
should be completed soon so keep checking the TVKC web page for updated
Unfortunately at the May meeting we were one person short of a quorum
so we will need to officially cast our vote for the new board
at the June meeting so we can begin to work on our 2011-2012
The club received a Thank You letter from Ms. Shannon Marie James of
Corryton, TN for the TVKC Scholarship donated to the UT
vet School. We hope to have Shannon speak at a future meeting to share
with us her plans for the future as well as what it’s like to be at the
UT Vet School as a student.
On May 10th the AKC adopted a pilot program for an AKC
Open Show and we are exploring the use of this program for our
September Match and Meet the Breeds at Market Square.
2011 SHOW TROPHIES - ACT NOW
TO : Tennessee Valley Kennel Club
: Carol Sommerfelt, Trophy Chairman
SUBJECT : Revised 2011 Show Trophies
NOTE: These trophies are on-of-a-kind,
signed and dated ALEWINE POTTERY with the TVKC logo.
Revised trophies and prices are listed below:
|2011 SHOW TROPHIES
||Already Spoken For
|Group Trophies (Luminar’s)
Trophies (12" Rebekah Pitcher)
(Puppy, BBE or BOS)
TVKC would also like for you to consider donating a trophy to your
specific breed for the following classes: BOS, BOW, WD, WB, Obedience
Breed Specific (HIT), Rally Breed Specific (HIT), and Junior
Showmanship. This truly makes the Exhibitor’s day extra special to
receive a trophy that has been donated by someone who has a special love
for their breed.
Items to consider for one of these lovely trophies are:
|4" Creamer Pitcher
Rebekah Pitcher (Alwine’s Trademark)
|Mini Baking Dish
|4" Honey Pot
Please send your trophy requests to Trophy Chairman Carol
Sommerfelt, ASAP, our premium list needs to be sent in by June
27, 2011, and Carol will need a couple of days to correlate all the
trophies. Checks need to be made out to TVKV and mailed to Carol. Thank
you in advance for your trophy donations, we hope to make this another
memorable trophy year for our exhibitors, one they won’t forget.
CLASSES STARTING SOON!
Starting Monday July
6:30 until 7:30 pm
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
2930 Little Dug Gap Road, Louisville, TN.
Instructor: Angie Bass
Cost will be $5.00 for each session for TVKC members and $10.00 for
Non-Members. Depending upon our turnout we may have additional
classes from 7:45 until 8:45 or expand to two rings of classes if
needed. Contact Angie at
with questions or for more information.
||Stay tuned for
More info to come.
2012 BOARD NOMINEES
Since we did not have a quorum at the May meeting, we will vote on the
2011-2012 nominees below at our June meeting.
President Walter Sommerfelt
Vice President Paula Smiddy
Recording Secretary Maryellen Kasten
Corresponding Secretary Beth White
Treasurer Jean Dinkins
Board Members Keith Bailey, Pam Stanner, Barbara Price, Pat Hodges
and Robin Brown
AKC representative is Catherine Bell
POINTING DOG NEWS
Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:28:06 PM
Subject: Pointing Dog Association of East
TN - AKC Approval Received
I am pleased to let everyone know that this afternoon, we
were notified by the AKC (Gary Sadler) that the East
Tennessee Pointing Dog Association has been approved to hold
AKC Sanctioned Field Trials and Hunt Tests beginning this
While we must still demonstrate our ability to successfully
hold an event, this means with mentoring from the AKC and
another sanctioned club our first event is sanctioned and
participants can earn points towards their dogs field
championships and legs towards their hunt test titles.
Gary called knowing we were attempting to firm up potential
dates for the grounds to hold these events and that it might
be several weeks before we get the "official" letter... so
the phone call and a follow on email gives us the ability to
move forward and lock up dates.
We will now begin to seriously look at dates so that we can
submit our official request to the AKC for our first
event....Most likely a 2-3 day Field Trial... Applications
for Sanctioned events must be submitted to the AKC 3 Months
prior to the requested date.... so we need to get hopping!
For Example, A Mid Sept Trial requires a Mid June
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2011 AKC JUNIORS AGILITY COMPETITION
The Companion Events Department is excited to announce our first Juniors
Agility Competition in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational to
be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Competition will be held Friday, December 16, 2011. We are
looking forward to this inaugural event!
|Three New Lovable Breeds Join
American Kennel Club Family
- The American English Coonhound, Finnish Lapphund,
and Cesky Terrier Gain Full AKC Recognition -
The American Kennel Club expanded its litter of registered
breeds on June 1 to welcome the American English Coonhound to
the Hound group, Finnish Lapphund to the Herding group, and
Cesky Terrier to the Terrier group – growing AKC’s family to 173
DOGS GET SUNBURN TOO!
and dogs alike can suffer from sunburn; long term exposure can result in
skin damage and skin cancers. Like humans certain factors make some dogs
- dogs with white or light colored coats or
dogs with a
very short coat or no coat at all
- dogs that have suffered coat loss from allergies or
other medical condition
- and of course dogs that are outside during the hottest
part of the day.
What steps can you take to prevent your dog from getting a
Keep your dog inside in a cool room, or if they are outside, in a
well shaded area or adequate shelter during the hottest parts of the
Use sunscreen on the parts of his body susceptible to sunburn.
These parts include: nose, ends of the ears, around the mouth,
eyelids and the underside or your dog- belly, groin and inside the
legs; these areas are particularly at risk. Make sure you use a pet
sunscreen because products for human use can contain ingredients
that are toxic to your dog. Remember to regularly reapply the
sunscreen. Pay particular attention to areas where little coat is
covering and where the skin pigmentation is low or light in color.
Believe it or not, there are bodysuits designed to protect your
dog from UV rays as well. It's best to ask your veterinarian about
which bodysuit is best suited for your particular dog. They can be a
good option if your dog is continually out in the sun or you live in
higher temperature regions.
If during the summer months you have your dog groomed, think
about leaving his coat a bit longer so the coat offers some
protection. Talk to your dog's groomer or veterinarian about
clipping your dog, some dog breed's coat's are designed to insulate
the dog from the sun's heat. If you clip too much off your dogs
coat, you may be doing more harm than good.
SUMMER IS HERE, so make sure that you and your dog stay happy and
healthy during summer months. If you do happen to see any signs of
sunburn such as red skin, fur loss and/or sores, please contact your
local veterinarian and make sure you seek medical advice.
Calls On All Dog Organizations To Spread Responsible Dog Ownership
Lifestyle This September
Each year, the American Kennel Club® calls on its
more than 5,000 affiliated dog clubs and all other pet-related
organizations from around the country to participate in AKC Responsible
Dog Ownership Days. The nationwide initiative educates the public about
the importance of being a responsible dog owner and celebrates the deep
bond between humans and their canine companions.
“More than 550
organizations across the U.S. held AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
events last year, inviting local community members to take part in Meet
the Breeds,AKC CAR microchip clinics, AKC
Canine Good Citizen®testing and more,” said AKC spokesperson Lisa
Peterson. “We encourage more organizations to join us in 2011 to help us
spread this important message in a very fun way!”
Events can be held anytime during the month of September. Sign up at www.akc.org/rdod and
create an “Event Account” by August 1, 2011. The first 500 organizations
who confirm the details of their event will receive a complimentary
resource-filled packet including posters, brochures, giveaways like
pencils and stickers, a RDOD Media Idea Kit, and many more materials to
assist them in putting together an entertaining and informative event.
All events will be listed on the AKC web site, searchable by state,
beginning July 1.
Motel 6 is
a proud nationwide sponsor of AKC RDO Days and will support community
events, as well as attend AKC’s flagship event in Raleigh
North Carolina on September 24th. The Flagship and community events
regularly include activities such as the AKC Canine Good Citizen®
program, sponsored by The
Obedience/Agility/Rally demonstrations, AKC Companion Animal Recovery
microchip ID clinics,
breeder referral and rescue information, raffles, games and many more
entertaining and educational events.
To learn more about AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days, sign up to hold
an event or view photos and information about previous events, please
Also, “Like” the AKC
Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all AKC
Responsible Dog Ownership Days news and to join in on our Virtual AKC
RDO Days, coming later this year.
November 3-6, 2011
Cluster Countdown: 143 days until the big event!
Four days of dog shows with more than a thousand dogs
expected At Chilhowee Park!
You could say Knoxville is going to the dogs in a big way. And not just
any dogs, but more than a thousand beautiful and skilled dogs, in
every shape and size vying for ribbons, trophies and bragging rights.
Nov. 3 - 6 at Chilhowee Park.
TVKC Agility Trial
December 2 - 4, 2011
in the indoor arena at Harriman, TN
STD, JWW, T2B all days
FAST Friday and Saturday
We will need volunteers all 3 days.
can contact Dawn Darr at email@example.com or
Open: Oct. 5 Entries Close: Nov. 16
Julie Haas' Austrailian Shepherd,
exiting the tunnel at a
recent trial in Birmingham, AL
Ace Russell and his loyal
Corgi, Harpo, at the February
TVKC Trial in Harriman.
Beth White's miniature poode,
Nina, weaving at the Poodle
Club of Las Vegas, NV trial
Australian Shepherd Club is having their annual
June Jubilee on June 25 and 26 at Central High School in
Knoxville. Offered will be 4 ASCA Rally trials for the first time.
It take 3 legs to earn a title so you could easily earn a new title
in one weekend. In addition to the 4 rally trials we will be having
3 obedience trials. The Rally and Obedience trials are open to all
breeds or dogs with ASCA tracking numbers. Contact Pat Doan, Oak
Ridge Kennel Club
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Local Training Opportunity: Barkside
Lodge is offering Mini Obedience Boot Camps and Tracking
Classes starting in June.
Pat Hastings Seminar:
Dog Training Club invites you to a Pat Hastings Structure In
Action Seminar, August 14, 2011, 6058 Kells Lane, Milford,
OH 45150. Pat Hastings is well respected in the dog
world as an educator, author and AKC Judge. She is well
known for her Puppy Puzzle DVD and Books, most notably the
new “Structure in Action: The Makings of a Durable Dog.” Pat
evaluates the structural quality of over 300 litters per
year. This seminar is not breed specific and open to
anyone who would like to participate and learn about
structure, confirmation, in regards to a dog's well-being,
performance, and health.
Conformation Handling Seminar -
The Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club is proud to announce the George Alston
in Elizabethtown, KY, in September for his handling seminar! Click
here to download a
flyer for the two day workshop for the seminar to be held on
September 24 and 25.
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