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CLUB NEWS
UTCARES2014 UT Sports Medicine Conference - The Canine Athlete

August 16 – 17, 2014     This program will provide valuable information for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, owners, handlers, and trainers.

Saturday’s program will concentrate on: • Dog Protection Work and Sports, • Dock Diving, and
• Lure Coursing    Sessions will provide an overview of the activity, dog selection, relevant rules/regulations, training/conditioning for the event, competition/working tips, factors affecting performance, preparing for performance, lingo and jargon used in the sport/activity, and known injuries/conditions that result in withdrawing from competition/work or retirement. Demonstrations of the activities will follow lectures, with a question and answer session.

Sunday’s program will include: • Behavior issues in performance dogs  • Exercise physiology of the canine athlete  • Gait evaluation  • Arthritis – recognition, treatment, prevention   Labs will include behavior training aids, assessment of cardiovascular parameters for dogs in training, gait evaluation assessment for arthritis.      DETAILS

Club Meeting Schedule - 2014 - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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

Jan 21 - ER Feb 18 - ER Mar 18 - ER Apr 15 - UT May 20 - UT Jun 17 - UT
Jul 15 - UT Aug 19 - UT Sep 16 - UT Oct 21 - ER Nov 18 - ER Dec 16 - Party


Program for July:  Beth White will share info about the club's website and Facebook Page.  She will show you how to post brags and photo's of your dogs.

Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting

There will not be a board meeting in July.  Minutes from previous board meetings.

TVKC Annual Awards Picnicdog

The 2014 Awards Picnic was a huge success.  Club members and visitors greatly enjoyed fellowship, good food, a fun lottery match, and celebrating our dog's' achievements. 

Many Thanks to Pat Hodges for hosting, Quinto Burchi for flipping the burgers and dogs, Walter Sommerfelt for organizing the Match.

Congratulations go to these members and their dogs:

Quinto and Donna Burchi - Quindon's Shih Tzus
   QUINDON MAD MADELINE, CHAMPIONSHIP 7/27/2013
  
QUINDON’S REBBECA I HAVE IT ALL, CHAMPIONSHIP 10/12/2013

Cheryl Kienast, BLUEFOX CARDIGAN WELSH CORGIS
   CH MOCKINGBIRD ELYAN MAGIC MOMENT HSAD, BRONZE GRAND CHAMPION 02/16/2013
   MCCOMBS BLACK DINAH, HERDING TESTED, 05/07/2013
  
MCCOMBS BLACK DINAH HT, PRE-TRIAL TESTED, 11/17/2013

Janis Flaherty - Blu'Star English Setters
   BLU’STAR’S WHO CALLED THE COPS, CHAMPIONSHIP, 05/26/2013, GRAND CHAMPION, 11/01/2013
   BLU’STAR’S MADISON GARDEN BOUND JH, CHAMPIONSHIP 05/24/2013
  
BLU’STAR’S HARPER VALLEY PTA, CHAMPIONSHIP 05/06/2012

Richella Veatch, HOLLICOVE COLLIES
   Star Country Demuir I Am I Am, CHAMPIONSHIP 02/01/2013, GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP 04/19/2013
  
Hollicove Pretty As A Picture, CHAMPIONSHIP 04/01/2013
   Hollicove You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’, CHAMPIONSHIP 05/12/2013
   Hollicove Winter Frost, BEGINNER NOVICE 11/05/2013
  
Star Country Hollicove Serendipity, CHAMPIONSHIP 03/10/2013

Beth White
 
  MENINA DE PRATA, MINIATURE POODLE    
      MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 3 - 09/28/13, MASTER GOLD AGILITY - 12/29/12
      MASTER CENTURY JUMPERS WITH WEAVES - 10/28/12       TIME TO BEAT 2 - 9/26/2013
      MASTER BRONZE 2 JUMPERS WITH WEAVES -3/03/2013, MASTER FAST EXCELLENT -9/26/2013
      COMPANION DOG - 01/25/2013    RALLY EXCELLENT - 11/02/2013

Dawn Darr Barrett
 
 Joker/Pomeranian: OPEN AGILITY JUMPER 04/21/2103, EXCELLENT AGILITY JUMPER  06/22/2103
  
Journey/Golden Retriever: MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 4 03/17/2013

Carol Sommerfelt – LOROC’s Vizslas
  
Lorac’s Cap’N Jack Sparrow, BRONZE GRAND CH 2/02/2013, SILVER GRAND CHAMPION 07/15/2013
   Lorac’s Devilish Diva, GRAND CHAMPION 01/31/2013
   LORAC’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN COWBOY CASSANOVa, CHAMPIONSHIP 02/16/2013

Barbara Price; Texas Dulaney - KERRY BLUE TERRIERS
   DANDY BLACK & BLUE FIRE & ICE, CHAMPIONSHIP 08/04/2013

BETHAKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for TVKC

Beth White
was awarded the Outstanding Sportsmanship medallion for 2014.  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.
Beginners Obedience Class
Beginners Obedience class starts Sundays at 1:00 starting 7/13/2014.   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 Details and how to register -->  CLICK HERE
Puppy Kindergarten
New class started August 11.  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.   Early 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 -->  CLICK HERE

Conformation Classes Going Strong - UT Mon. 7:15-8:15 pm
This 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 prsent your dog on the table and on the floor, ring etiquette, how to dress for secxess, how points are won, and how your dog becomes a champion.   For details --> CLICK HERE

Canincgcmedale Good Citizen Testing - To be offered at Nov. Show
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. 

For additional info, contact: Janis Flaherty   englishsetter1@me.com     773-415-9111


http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm

NEW Officers and Board 2014 - 2015

President:  Walter Sommerfelt
Vice President:  Pat Hodges
Treasurer: Jean Dinkins
Recording Secretary: Neena Van Camp
Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl Kienast



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Keith Bailey
Judy Hart   (board member and delegate)
Paula Smiddy
Janis Flaherty
Pam Stanner
Beth White
UPCOMING EVENTS

Great Smoky Mountain Dog Shows

November 1 and 2, 2014

Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN

The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will host two days of All-Breed Dog Shows and Specialty Breed Shows.  Not-to-be-missed competitions are for Best Puppy, Bred-By-Exhibitor, Best of Opposite Sex in Group, and Best in Show.

In addition to the Conformation shows, we will also offer two days of Obedience and Rally Trials.  You will love seeing how our beautiful dogs can perform!  It's a perfect time to enjoy the spectacular fall colors of beautiful east Tennessee.  The public is invited.  Spectator entry is free.  On-site parking available for $8/day. The event is expected be attended by thousands of spectators from seasoned dog fanciers to local children dreaming of owning their first dog.   

Come visit MEET THE BREEDS - An educational event that is fun for the whole family!  Each breed will be presented in its own designated space, with information about its characteristics and unique attributes as a pet.  Attendees literally "Meet the Breeds" by petting them and learning about them directly from the experts.  A great opportunity to meet responsible breeders and get information on how to find the right dog for their lifestyle, training, grooming, and pet health.

Don’t just watch the action at the 2014 Tennessee Valley Kennel Club dog show, become part of it! For the first time, the show will feature the American Kennel Club’s free attraction My Dog Can Do That!.  The public is invited to try a free Agility course with their dog.  I’ts a great way for the general public to get involved in dog sports with their canine best friend. Trainers will show owners how to get their dog started in the exciting sport of agility.  Owners will be able to try beginning agility equipment with their dog and will receive helpful obedience tips. After the My Dog Can Do That experience, owners will be able to pick up information on where to find dog training classes. 


Tennessee Valley Kennel Club is hosting
December Agility Trial - NOW FOUR DAYS!
Thursday - Sunday December 4 - 7, 2014
All AKC-Recognized Breeds / All American Dogs          
Entry Acceptance Method:  First Received
Entry Fee:  $20.00   Second Entry:  $20.00   Third Entry:  $10.00   Fourth Entry:  $10.00  
Event Setting:  Inside on  Dirt 
Held at East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center, Harriman, TN
  Opening Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  09/24/2014 - 09:00 Eastern
Closing Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  11/19/2014 - 15:00  Eastern
Number of Runs:  660

Premium will be available soon at:
http://www.pawsabilitiestn.com

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Tennessee Valley Kennel Club and East Tennessee Collie Club are hosting

February Agility Trials - Join us for Valentine's Day Weekend!

Friday - Sunday February 13 - 15, 2015

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All AKC-Recognized Breeds / All American Dogs          
Entry Acceptance Method:  First Received
Entry Fee:  $20.00   Second Entry:  $20.00   Third Entry:  $10.00   Fourth Entry:  $10.00  
Event Setting:  Inside on  Dirt 
Held at East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center, Harriman, TN
  Opening Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  12/03/2014 - 08:00 Eastern
Closing Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  01/28/2015 - 18:00 Eastern
Number of Runs:  660
Premium will be available soon at:
http://www.pawsabilitiestn.com


For a log of previous posts to our web site --> Click Here
  
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Tennessee Valley Kennel Club,  P.O. Box 2051,  Knoxville, Tennessee  37901-2051

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