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2016 Club Meeting Schedule - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Meeting Locations:  UT= Vet School,  ER= West Knoville ER Clinic 152  Location details

Jan 19 - ER Feb - No Meeting Mar 15 - ER Apr 19 - UT May 17 - UT Jun 21 - Picnic
Jul 19 - UT Aug 16 - UT Sep 20 - UT Oct 18 - ER Nov 15 - ER Dec 20 - Party - ER

Next Meeting is May 17.   Please make every effort to attend this meeting as VOTING FOR NEXT YEAR's BOARD and OFFICERS will be held.

PROGRAM: Dr. Amanda Pittman and Steffi Diem will present a program on basic canine conditioning. Dr. Pittman will discuss why conditioning is important and how to apply it to specific activities. She will emphasize warm up and cool down periods, and core exercises to avoid injury. Steffi Diem will bring one of her dogs for demonstration purposes.    

Visitors are very welcome! This meeting will be at the University of Tenessee Vet School.  Location details

Board Meeting  

The board will meet at 6pm in May.   Minutes from previous board meetings.

Annual awards

The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club offers an award plaque to members for AKC titles achieved during each calendar year (January 1 to December 31). An award plaque (or plates) will be issued for American Kennel Club (AKC) titles only.  Members who apply must meet specific requirements.  For details and to download the application form, CLICK HERE.

June picnic

The annual awards picnic will be held at the home of Jean Dinkins, 154 Winddrift Way, Walland, TN  37886

More details when available.

DOGSHOWSponsorship for November 2016 Show - NOW AVAILABLE
Ever wonder how you can gain more exposure for your company, products, and services? Sponsors for the Smoky Mountain Dog Show held at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN, in November can enjoy  these great benefits:

        Exhibit Space     Sign / Banner Rights       
                                                      Advertisements        Local Media Exposure          And Moreā€¦

Sponsor opportunities are now available. TVKC has a program to meet your budgets and needs. Pick from multiple Sponsorship Levels.  Download Details

HABRuth Sapp, East Tennessee Coordinator, presented information about this program at the 3/15/16 club meeting.  If you would like more information on the program, or want details on upcoming orientation meetings, go to: www.vet.utk.edu/habit or call




In appreciation of the many years of service to the TVKC, Ruby Valentine was presented with a honorary plaque at January's meeting.

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Catherine bell HONORED

BELLCatherine Bell was awarded a plaque in great appreciation for her years of service to the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club. She has served in many capacities over the years, most recently as Show Chair and as AKC Delegate. Catherine has been a member of the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club since 1981 - THIRTY FIVE YEARS!

Catherine Bell bred and exhibited champion Akitas for 19 years before becoming an AKC in judge in 1992. She is approved for the Working Group, Hound Group, three toy breeds, Best in Show, the Miscellaneous classes, and Juniors. Assignments have taken her across America and around the world, and she has twice judged at the Akita national specialty show and at various regional specialties. Club affiliations, in addition to the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club, include Akita Club of America, AKC Canine Health Foundation, East Tennessee Retriever Club, and Morris & Essex Kennel Club.


koonaRhonda Koons
Tallahassee, TN
Breed: Miniature Schnauzers
Competition Interests: conformation and agility
am breeding miniature schnauzers for conformation and agility.  I would like to learn more about purebred dogs."


houckMark Houck - Mark and his wife Sherrie
Lenoir City, TN
Breeds:  Lab, Great Danes
We are both dog lovers.  We currently have a beautiful black lab who is part of our family.  We are also interested in purchasing and possibly breeding Great Danes.  We love the breed.  We want to do this this the right way and joining the club seems to be in the right direction.   We would like to participate and learn more about conformation, obedience, rally, and field trials.   

dropkkinRosana Dropkin
Louisville, TN
Breeds: Mixed breed rescues
Conpetition Interest:  Nosework
"I have been teaching nose work classes since 2010, when K9 Nose Work was officially introduced to the east coast.  I became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in June of 2011 with the first graduating class outside of California.  I have been a guest instructor at the nose work camp in GA  and am the National Score Room Director for NACSW.  I have been teaching classes and continuing my education via workshops, camps and sanctioned events ever since. My husband and I and our two rescue dogs and our cat have moved to Blount County.  I am teaching nosework classes in the Knoxville area."

keenanPatty Keenan
Knoxville, TN
Beagles, Westies. 
Third generation fancier recently located to Knoxville.


richardroach_cherylRichard and Cheryl Roach
Dandridge, TN
Breeds: Toy Manchester Terriers. 
Cheryl is the editor of the AMTC Newsletter.  
"We have one breeding per year.  We want to learn more about health, behavior, and care of dogs."


rayjudyRay and Judy Laureano with Goldens.  "We have been in the sport of dogs 33 years starting with obedience with our first dog, a mini poodle.  We have been into Goldens since 1982, had the top winning Golden, and now breed two litters a year. We have experienced all the heartache and all the joys of breeding and showing dogs.  We would like to be a part of a dog club again. We currently participate in conformation.  We would like to participate in:  Obedience, Rally, Agility, Field Trials, Hunt Tests, CGC, Dock Dogs, Therapy.  We would like to contribute to the club as:  Board, Show Committee, Judges Selection Committee, Show Trophies Committee, Obedience/Rally Committee, Budget/Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, Hospitality Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Public Education Coordinator, Club Awards, Volunteer Coordinator."

nopicPat Wilkins
Crossville, TN
Breed:  Border Collie and two mixed breeds. 
Competition interests are:  Agility and Flyball.



schrothGail Schroth
Crossville, TN. 
Breed:  Puli. 
Competition Interest:  Conformation, Rally, and Agility. 
"I am new to the area and am looking for a group for learning, training, and sharing information.  I currently compete in conformation, rally, and agility.  I would like to participate and learn more about obedience and herding. I would like to participate in the agility trial committee and obedience/rally committee."


nopicMaria Sheshina and Andreay Nechvidov
West Knoxville, TN
They are interested in learning more about: conformation, obedience agility, working dog sport.  They would like to learn about how to become a breeder.  They are interested in participating in: show committee, show trophies committee, program coordinator, publicity/media corridinator, public education coordinator, or club awards coordinator.


villarsKathleen Villars
Dandridge, TN
Breed:  Miniature Poodle
Competition Interest:  Agility
Interested in: awareness, reduced training rates, fun matches, support for me and my poodle. I plan to compete in agility.

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