TENNESSEE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB
JANUARY 2013 e-NEWSLETTER

logoMEETING NOTICE
The next meeting is Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the ANIMAL ER.    
Animal Emergency, Critical Care & Referral Center, 10213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN   
Our speaker will be: Mr. Glen Porter, CPA, with Padgett Business Services, 10410 Jackson Oaks Way, Knoxville, TN 37922, Phone:  865-531-3636.  He will be speaking on Taxes and Your Dogs - Is it a Business or a Hobby?  Get the proper information regarding taxes on your Breeding, Judging, Teaching etc, regarding your taxes and the IRS.  Directions


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 at our next meeting..  Visitors are always welcome! 


BOARD MEETING NOTICE

The TVKC board WILL MEET Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6 pm at the ANIMAL ER.    
Animal Emergency, Critical Care & Referral Center, 10213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN   

Directions


MINUTES FROM OUR LAST MEETINGS

You can find minutes from previous meetings  >>  CLICK HERE 


TVKC Agility Trial
February 1 - 3, 2013 -
  Closes January 18, 2013  Download Premium

Obedience Class Starting Soon
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Beginning Obedience Class will start
Feb 12 at 6:15.

Explore the wonders of communicating with your dog while learning basic obedience skills (Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Leave It and Come). Positive motivational approach with emphasis on language of leadership.

Pre-requisites: Current vaccinations and pre-registration.   How to Register

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm - Five Classes        Next Class:  Starts Feb 12
                
Cost:  TVKC Members $30,  Non-members $60     Full payment due with registration. 

AKC'S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN BECOMES AN OFFICIAL AKC TITLE
New York, NY - In celebration of dogs with good manners at home and in the community, beginning January 1, 2013, passing the AKC(r)'s Canine Good Citizen(r) test can be recognized as an official American Kennel Club(r) title for all dogs. 

Since the program began in 1989, the CGC(r) has been considered an "award." Dogs that passed the 10-step test received a certificate, but CGC was not listed on the dog's title record. Now as a result of frequent requests from dog owners and instructors, owners of dogs registered or listed with AKC will be able to use the CGC suffix after the dog's name and include Canine Good Citizen on their dog's official title record. 

"We're pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of the thousands of dogs that pass the Canine Good Citizen test each year by offering CGC as a title," said Mary Burch, PhD, director of AKC's Canine Good Citizen program. "The CGC program tests the skills that make dogs a joy to live with and many owners have expressed the desire to officially add this 'badge of honor' to the end of their dog's official AKC name. We hope that CGC is the first of many titles these dogs earn." 

For dogs that pass the test on or after January 1, 2013, owners will be able to choose from two options on the CGC test form: CGC as a title or CGC certificate only. 

* CGC as a title: CGC will be listed on the dog's official AKC title record. The dog must be registered or listed with AKC (via an AKC registration number, PAL listing, or AKC Canine Partners listing). Owners will receive the CGC certificate and may use the suffix "CGC" after the dog's name. 

* CGC certificate only: CGC will not appear on the dog's official AKC title record. 

Owners whose dogs earned the CGC award from January 1, 2001 onward may convert the award into a title by filling out and submitting this form: http://images.akc.org/cgc/GK9TC6.pdf   Please mail the completed form to: American Kennel Club, CGC Dept. PO Box 900064, Raleigh, NC 27675-9064


ACK GAZETTE - DIGITAL EDITION

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