The 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.  

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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):
  • Filet of Beef, salad, side, drink for $24
  • Grilled Shrimp over Rice, salad, side, drink for $21
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken, Rice, salad, side, drink for $17
The club will provide Hors d'Oeuvres, tax, and gratuity.  A cash bar will be available.

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 December.


calendartraining_logoConformation classes restarting!

Obedience, Rally, and Agility Class to be rescheduled in 2012.


 Class schedules are posted on TVKC Calendar.

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 basis. 

Instructor: Angie Bass

Prerequisites: Current vaccinations, Leash broken, Completed Registration Form 
Please download and complete the TVKC Training Registration Form.  Save it and email to tvkc00@gmail.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.

Cost:  $5.00 for each session for TVKC members and $10.00 for Non-members.  

Location:   American Cotton Products, 2700 Hoitt Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917

volunteering at an agility trial

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AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

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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 ...  --->>  Click Here



- 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: the AKC 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 events.

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.


Ron Menaker, Chairman


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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 
darrcar@comcast.net or 865-406-2362 to volunteer.

Entries Open: Oct. 5        Entries Close:  Nov. 16

Julie Haas' Australian Shepherd,
Mandy, 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 


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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Beth White
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club
Corresponding Secretary | Webmaster 

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