|TENNESSEE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB
|NOVEMBER 2011 e-NEWSLETTER
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday November 15 in
the Sequoyah Room of the Pendergrass Library, University of Tennessee
Veterinary School. The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club serves Knox, Blount,
Sevier, Jefferson, Grainger, Union, Anderson, Roane, Loudon, and Monroe
counties and provides purebred dogs and their owners with engaging,
lasting, and fun activities. Come join us.
Visitors are always welcome!
For directions and more info, visit www.tvkc.org.
FROM OUR LAST MEETING
Minutes from previous General Membership Meetings
Minutes from previous Board Meetings >>
December 6, 2011
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Copper Cellar Restaurant,
1807 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916 865-673-3411
You must RSVP by November 30 and send in payment for meal to
Jean Dinkins if you want to attend. Meal Options (choose
one of three):
The club will provide Hors d'Oeuvres, tax, and gratuity.
A cash bar will be available.
- Filet of Beef, salad, side, drink for
- Grilled Shrimp over Rice, salad, side,
drink for $21
- Grilled Lemon Chicken, Rice, salad,
side, drink for $17
The party will be in a private
dining room downstairs. (From main entrance: go left, then
downstairs to lower level.)
Bring your check to the November meeting or mail your check for the meal cost to: Jean Dinkins, 154 Winddrift Way, Walland, TN 37886
NOTE: There will not be another club meeting during
TVKC TRAINING CLASSES
Obedience, Rally, and Agility
Class to be rescheduled in 2012.
Class schedules are posted on
Conformation Training Class
The class will held every Monday at 7:00
p.m. through December 19. This
class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the
conformation ring. It is an informal class that meets every
Monday. Participation will be on a week-to-week / drop-in
vaccinations, Leash broken,
Completed Registration Form
Please download and complete the TVKC
Training Registration Form.
Save it and email to email@example.com or
bring it with you to your FIRST CLASS. Payment is
expected each week. Bring your own bait/treats.
Absolutely no aggressive dogs will be permitted.
for each session for TVKC members and $10.00 for
Cotton Products, 2700 Hoitt Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
volunteering at an agility trial
See our new web page that give the low-down on volunteering at an
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
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live Group and Best in Show results and other news from the AKC/Eukanuba
The American Kennel Club Honors a Different Breed of Veteran
n honor of Veterans Day and in celebration of the New York City return
of AKC Meet the Breeds® at the Javits Center on November 19th and 20th,
the American Kennel Club® (AKC) celebrates the breeds most commonly used
to defend and protect the United States alongside our dedicated service
men and women.
An estimated 600 dogs currently serve the U.S. Military in Afghanistan
and Iraq and while German Shepherd Dogs are often used, other notable
breeds include the Airedale Terrier used in several wars as a dependable
dispatch bearer, and the Belgian Malinois, the breed speculated to have
assisted Seal Team 6 in taking down Osama Bin Laden. For the rest of the
story ... --->>
AKC CHAIRMANS'S REPORT - NOVEMBER 2011
- Competitions "Just for Juniors" to Debut at 2011 AKC/Eukanuba
National Championship -
This December, the AKC is offering two new
competitions just for juniors at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship:
Juniors Agility Competition and the AKC
National Obedience Juniors Competition,
which will join our long-standing Junior
Showmanship competition. I’m pleased to
announce that more than 100 junior handlers have entered these inaugural
We wish them all the best of luck and we encourage you to stop by the
Agility and Obedience rings on the morning of Friday, December 16th
(Agility) and Saturday, December 17th (Obedience) to cheer on the future
of our Companion sports.
Juniors participating in the AKC Juniors Agility Competition will be
running both Standard and Jumpers with Weaves courses in either the
Junior Excellent or Superior Classes, depending on whether they’ve
achieved an agility title. The junior obedience entrants will compete in
three age divisions in Beginner Novice and/or Novice classes twice,
based on their AKC obedience accomplishments.
We have some very accomplished juniors entered. Three of the agility
juniors competing have also qualified for the AKC Agility Invitational
and will run their dogs in that competition over the weekend. Several
obedience juniors will exhibit multiple dogs, and one junior will
compete in all three events – Junior Showmanship, the AKC Juniors
Agility Competition and the AKC National Obedience Juniors Competition.
In addition to our junior "firsts," Veterans and All-American dogs will
also compete for the first time. We’ve invited our "older stars" that
made a mark in the show world during their careers. The Veterans
competing have won either All-Breed Best in Shows, National Specialties or were
once ranked in the top five of their breed. Many of them are former
National Championship competitors. At least one of our Veterans competed
at the inaugural AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2001 and will
have some of its progeny exhibited at the show as well.
Finally, we hope you’ll support the AKC
Canine Partners enrolled All-American
dogs that will compete at the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC National
Obedience Invitational for the first time. They’ll be in the rings
Saturday and Sunday.
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando! Stay
tuned to www.akc.org/invitational for
the latest updates.
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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.
People can contact Dawn Darr Barrett at
865-406-2362 to volunteer.
Open: Oct. 5 Entries Close: Nov. 16
Julie Haas' Australian 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 poodle,
Nina, weaving at the Poodle
Club of Las Vegas, NV trial
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH YOUR DOG?
Congratulations to club member Beth White! On November 11,
2011, Miniature Poodle Menina de Prata achieved her Master
Agility Championship (MACH) title by accumulating 20 double Q's
and 750 MACH points. Way to go "Nina"!
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