If you really want to keep up with what’s goign on in WCKC, watch this page for regular information updates.(Or better yet, come visit our meetings.)
Brags N Wags
Here’s what our WCKC members have been up to lately:•Chris Hays’ Bearded Collie, Ranger, is standing at number 11 in the breed ranking. Way to go Ranger!•Jim and Judy’s Sonny’s first Fast CAT run was an “oops” back in April because Jim released him and he wouldn’t run. This last time Judy released him and Sonny ran a 13-second time which is in-league with the top 20 Pomeranians in the USA.•David’s Son’s Shih Tzu, Baby Yoda, finished his championship in eight shows with four majors. Yoda also earned his place as the number 12 Shih Tzu in Owner Handler. A really big set of wins for a very small dog.•Tom’s boy Elliott, co-owned with Lisa, slashted the Border Terrier Dock Diving Record with a 19’ 2” jump…way to fly Elliott.•Lorie and Jay brought Nookie out of “COVID retirement” and won Best of Breed 3 of 4 days in NY! Let’s hear it for the girl!•Pam’s on a roll:oClark earned his Companion Dog title after only three times in the ring. He qualified every time!oSophia did eight scent work runs over two trials in one day and qualified five of the eight times.oHawkeye, a male from her Christmas Eve litter, lost once but came back to finish his championship.
Calling All Provisionals
One of the benefits we can provide as a club is to help forward the careers of our conformation judges. This especially involves giving those who are still in a provisional status the opportunity to judge the breeds they’re seeking toward full AKC approval. Therefore, if you are a provisional conformation judge or know someone who is, feel free to send us a note to request a breed or breeds for our upcoming shows. At present, we’re filling the judging pool for April 2nd & 3rd, 2022. To contact us, just go to the Contact page and send us a note with your return information. Tom McCarthy will contact you to finalize the arrangements.
Obedience Training’s Fall Finale’
Once again we completed another training season with a round of new Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title earners. While we had issues with finding a consistent location at the fairgrounds, we still were able to bring our class to a successful end. Hat’s off to all who attended, especially to the ones who made it through the CGC.Next year we hope to expand our training sessions to once again include more advanced obedience, Rally-Obedience, and drop-in conformation training. So, keep an eye on the events page to see when all the fun begins.
The Riley Rescue Challenge
Riley is a 5-7 yr old male cocker spaniel who desperately needed Cataract surgery. But his “owner” couldn’t do it for him because he doesn’t have an owner. At the moment, Riley is in the Cherish Cocker Rescue, haven been taken from a hoarding situation in Knoxville, TN.The surgery was around $3,000, and WCKC generously donated $1,000 towards his surgery, along with many other donors. Thanks to all the help, Riley got his surgery and is not only able to see, but is fit for re-homing once they find just the right forever home. Thank you to all who contributed.
“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. With that, is the interest in joining a dog club.To attempt to reverse the trend, WCKC will begin a membership drive this spring 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.
Elections Are Here
It’s that time again and we’re about to install a new slate of officers willing to serve in or club’s leadership. On Saturday, December 11, 2021, we will host our annual Chrstiamas party at the Friends Museum in Waynsville Ohio, [click here] where we will take floor nominations for the various offices and will hold the election for those nominated.To attend, the museum’s address is noted on the events page under Regular Meetings. The nominated officers are:President – Kim Schaffter1st Vice President – David Arthur2nd Vice President – Pamela NormanSecretary – Julie WallaceTreasurer – Austin SchaffterBoard MembersJudy PrickettJames PrickettTom McCarthy
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