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Monthly News and Views

If you really want to keep up with what’s going on in WCKC, watch this page for regular information updates. (Or better yet, come attend one of our meetings.)

Brags N Wags

Here’s what our WCKC members have been up to lately: Though not dog-related, David’s son Dustin was part of the Idaho Flag Football Special Olympics team that went to Orlando this year for the USA Games. His team won a Bronze Medal for their hard work and excellent athletic skills. Way to go Dustin. Pam Norman’s daughter, Sophia had a big win by taking “Best Junior” at the Memorial Weekend Show in Columbus Ohio. She also finished their Border Collie, Karis, making her a new AKC Champion. Hooray for them all. Cat Weil’s Chessy Envy did a photo shoot with Milk Bone Dog Biscuits and is on the front cover of a Milk Bone Treat box! Be on the lookout the next time you visit the dog treat isle in your local grocery or pet shop. She will also be the star attraction on a dog food bag…but we can’t announce that yet, so you’ll just have to keep coming back to see where she will appear. Chris Hays’ Bearded Collie, Ranger, is ranked as the fifth All-Time Bearded Collie in the AKC National Owner Handler Series. Congratulations Chris and Ranger, as that’s a huge accomplishment! Pam Norman recently had a “blessed event”. No, she didn’t have a baby…she had seven of them, and they all look like mom. They’re black with white markings and look just like Border Collies. The babies, 4 girls and 3 boys, were born to Luna. Best of all, everyone’s doing fine and are growing up healthy and strong. Congrats to all!
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Fall Training Begins Soon

This fall, we will being our fall training session on September 7th, 2022 in Building I, at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The first night will start early at 6:00 pm for registration, but the class itself won’t begin until 7:00 pm. Then, with but a few exceptions, we will meet every Wednesday for the following eight weeks. We will also hold a Structured Conformation class, where we will take our students through the various aspects of owner handling in the conformation ring. This class is useful for either learning the art of conformation, or if you’re an old pro, tuning up your dogs for big wins later in the year. Of course, this year we’re adding even more. You can also sign-up for the “Rally Obedience/Trick Dog” class. These are both introductions to Rally-O and Trick Dog, both of which are entry level competitions where your dog can earn titles while you’re working on your obedience skills. For more information on what these classes are about, [Click Here] and go to the Training Page. There is also a link for online registration, whereby you can register for the training well in advance of September 7th. There’s also a PDF form you can download, complete, and bring with you for registration night. We sure hope to see you there.

Another Successful Show

On April 2nd & 3rd, 2022, Warren County Kennel Club held our annual conformation shows. We returned to the Roberts Centre in the main exposition room for two days of Canine wonderfulness. With just over 800 dogs a day, we ran eight rings without a hitch and even added Farm Dog certifications and Fast CAT just for fun. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Bloodhound GCHB CH Flessner's Toot My Own Horn, who won Best in Show both days. For the other results, select a button for the breakdown…

Fall Fast CAT

We haven’t put together the details yet, but keep watching the website as we are hoping to host another fall Fast CAT event. Now, if you’re wondering what on earth Fast CAT is, it’s essentially a means to assess your dog’s coursing ability. During this event, your dog will run 100 yards while chasing a lure…usually a shopping bag or white piece of cloth. From the moment they begin their run to the time they cross the finish line, they’re timed; and that time is converted to speed. Each run earns points based on the times each dog turns in, and when they reach the right total, they can title as a “B-CAT”, “D-CAT”, or “F-CAT”. It’s loads of fun and most dogs absolutely love this event…I mean, where else can you run flat-out for 100 yards with your owner urging you on instead of chasing after you in utter exasperation. To learn more about Fast CAT…

Welcome, Janelle McCord

WCKC would like to welcome Janelle McCord to our membership. An accomplished Dachshund breeder, Janelle comes to us from our local South Western Ohio area.

“Calling All Dog Lovers…”

The past few years have been tough on WCKC and the dog sport in general. While performance events, such as Agility, Fast CAT, and Rally Obedience are holding their own or growing, Conformation numbers are dropping considerably, to include the interest in joining a dog club. To attempt to reverse the trend, WCKC will begin a membership drive this year to hopefully bring new life into the club. And we’re not just talking conformation only. We’re open to all venues and are licensed by AKC for Conformation, Obedience, Rally-Obedience, and Fast CAT. So, if you’re into any of those venues…or even if you just like dogs and want to come hang out with a bunch of crazy dog people…come join us and see what we’re all about. The meeting time and location for our next meeting is posted on the Events page and we sure would like to see you there.

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