2015 Club Meeting Schedule
Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Meeting Locations: UT= Vet School, ER= West
Knoville ER Clinic 152
|Jan 20 - ER
||Feb 17 - None
||Mar 17 - ER
||Apr 21 - UT
||May 19 - UT
||Jun 16 -
|Jul 21 - UT
||Aug 18 - UT
||Sep 15 - UT
||Oct 20 - ER
||Nov 17 - ER
||Dec 16 - Party
The board meeting
date and time of the next meeting will be communicated.
HUSH PUPPY'S SECOND ANNUAL OPEN
When: Sunday, May 31 2 - 5 pm
Where: 9752 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, 37922.
(Hush Puppy’s is behind the Rural/Metro fire station on
Parkside, just a little east of the Ted Russell
Vendors, refreshments, and fun! Tennessee Valley Kennel Club
will have a booth! Contact
Beth White if you would like to participate in the fun!
aNNUAL AWARDS PICNIC
TVKC Annual Awards Picnic Tuesday June 16, 2014 6:30 PM At
the home of Pat Hodges, 2100 Queener Road, Loudon, TN 37774
Home: 865-458-0597 Cell: 865-643-2369 Work: 865-458-8017
We will also be holding a Lottery “Fun Match.” We encourage
everyone to bring a dog (at least two months of age and up to
date on vaccinations). Lottery: All numbers will be thrown into
a hat. Two numbers will be randomly drawn and those two dogs
will compete. Winner of class will move into the next round,
losing dog is eliminated. However, the handler of dog losing the
class will judge the next class. The process is repeated until
only two or three dogs remain. The final class winner will be
Best in Match. ONLY ONE DOG PER PERSON WILL BE ALLOWED.
This will be a “Pot Luck” picnic with the club providing meat
and beverages. Please bring your own chairs and feel free to
invite a friend (and dog). This should be a fun filled evening
Outstanding sportSmanship recipient
Janet Flaherty was awarded the Outstanding Sportsmanship
medallion for 2015. This award recognizes and celebrates a club
member each year who deserves special recognition, who made a
difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code
of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of
an AKC member club. MORE INFO
TVKC CANINE CALENDAR -
Agility Fun Match, Dockdogs, Pet Fair at Village Vet, ASCS
Rally, Obedience, Agility and Aussi Conformation. For
a complete compilation of Canine Events in our area...
Jennie, Grand Champion Shaireab's
Bayleigh Maid of Honor
may be king of Rocky Top, but Knoxville is also home to a
four legged queen. Jennie, a Welsh Terrier, has made a name
for herself in Kennel Clubs from Knoxville to Westminster.
- - Jennie has won 43 "Best in Shows" in competitions
around the country
- She holds the title of top winning female Welsh
Terrier of all time
Top Winning Welsh Terrier Bitch of All Time
- Bred and owned by Keith Bailey who is a member of
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club
Check out the full story including video from WBIR's
"Homegrown" segment featuring Keith and Jennie.
A SILVER CHAMPION
Copper, Janis Flaherty's three-year-old English Setter didn’t
become a silver champion — one of the top examples of her breed
in the United States — by lacking a plan. Flaherty, a
relatively new Dandridge resident who has bred and shown over 50
champions, knew Copper was special when she was only five weeks
Flashy describes the regal carriage of the English Setter in
action — but soulful is the look in their chocolate eyes. The
breed is old, one of the oldest of gun dogs, with a history
stretching back to the Fourteenth Century. The smallest of the
four setter breeds, they were bred for hunting birds, but their
long feathered coats, which come in two and three colors, also
make them attention-getters in the show ring. Flaherty fell in
love with the breed at a dog show over 40 years ago. She was
working as a prostitute at the time. For the rest of
the story ...
Makes History Again
2014 was a benchmark year for Beth White and her silver
poodle, Nina. It was the first year that miniature poodles were
allowed to participate in AKC Hunt Tests. Nina was the second
of four minis to pass the Junior Hunter (JH) (Waterfowl
retriever) test. 2015 started off with a bang at the Poodle
Club of America's national specialty last week. Nina
became the first and only miniature poodle to pass the Upland
Working Certificate Excellent (UWCX) for Poodles who excel at
upland hunting. Setting another record, Nina became the
first and only miniature poodle to be awarded the Hunting Poodle
Certificate Excellent (HPCX) given to Poodles who have earned
both a WCX and a UWCX from the Poodle Club of America.
K9 Nose Work Comes to East TN!
Dropkin has been teaching nose work classes since 2010, when K9
Nose Work was officially introduced to the east coast. She
became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in June of 2011
with the first graduating class outside of California. She
was a guest instructor at the nose work camp in GA last year and
is the National Score Room Director for NACSW. She’s been
teaching classes and continuing her education via workshops,
camps and sanctioned events ever since.
Rosana, her husband, their 2 rescue dogs and their cat have
moved to Blount County and she is ready to start teaching
classes and bring the sport of nose work to East TN.
Intro to Nose Work Session (six 1-hour classes)
- NEW CLASS
WHEN: Tuesdays, 10
- 11am on April 28, May 5,
12, 19, 26 & June
- WHERE: Hush
Puppy's K9 Center, 9752 Parkside Dr, Knoxville
- HOW MUCH: $121
for 6 weeks.
This special rate includes the first class
for FREE! Come check it out, and if you like it, sign up for
the remaining 5 classes. Payment is requested at the end of
the first class to reserve your spot.
Spaces are filled in order of receipt of this form and are
limited to 6 dog/handler teams per class. 4 dog/handler
teams are needed to start a class.
Visit my web site, ( http://www.sunshinek9s.com/
for more information on the classes, prerequisites and
directions. Don't delay and risk losing your spot in class!
Agility & Obedience Classes
Check out the schedule for our current
Class details, cost, directions, and how to register -->
Open to all puppies up to six months of age. Learn how to start
your pups off on the right paw from the very beginning.
training and socialization are the keys
for well behaved dogs. Puppy kindergarten teaches pups and their
owners, the first important steps to becoming well mannered dogs
for many years to come. Classes will include valuable training
tips for puppy owners, such as house training, basic grooming,
and practical skills for puppies, including coming when called.
Details and how to register -->
class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the
conformation ring. It is an informal class that meets weekly.
Participation will be on a week-to-week / drop-in basis. The
class may be divided into beginner and advanced levels. This
class will include: how to put on the lead, how to present your
dog on the table and on the floor, ring etiquette, how to dress
for success, how points are won, and how your dog becomes a
details --> CLICK HERE
S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
We are pleased to announce the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program
The class will teach you
how to best communicate with your puppy and provide an
opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs.
You’ll get information on all of your puppy-raising questions
including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to
teach practical skills such as coming when called. Your
instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the
end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an
application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R.
Puppy Program. Program benefits include:
- AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal
- Listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records
- Frameable S.T.A.R. certificate
- AKC Puppy Handbook
- Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite recovery service
- Ongoing Monthly "Your AKC" Newsletter
details --> CLICK HERE
RALLY, AND AGILITY RUN THRU'S
Unstructured training sessions At Hush Puppy's K9 Center.
No instructor or course plan. Share time and equipment.
details --> CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for the TVKC Canine
Calendar of Upcoming Events.
For a log of previous posts to our web site -->