MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS &
More Items of Interest to Club Members
2007-12-03 - Special
"Gazette" Deal from AKC
For those who don't need the "Events Calendar"
pages, one year of the Gazette magazine section is only $19.95. That's
$6.00 off the regular everyday price. To receive a year of both the
Gazette and the "Events" pages, the courtesy rate is just $25.95. That's
also a $6.00 saving.
To order, call the subscription center at 1-800-533-
7323 and mention the promo code "CLUB." Tell the operator if you prefer
just Gazette or the Gazette plus "Events Calendar". Club members who
already subscribe to the Gazette can also take advantage of this discount
by renewing now and extending their current subscription.
According to publisher John Woods, "over the past
year, the Gazette has been getting more and more positive feedback from
the fancy. Now I want to get the word out - if you haven't seen it in a
while, it's time to take another look at the AKC Gazette. Our award
winning team of writers and editors supply news, insights, and analysis
with a credibility that you don't always get with other dog media, print
2007-11-04 - EIC Study
Amy Chandler is a graduate student
at the University of Tennessee who is interested in studying Exercise
Induced Collapse (EIC) in our breed. She would like people who have had
dogs collapse from this condition (which looks a lot like heat stroke, but
is theorized not to be) to fill out her brief survey to help guide her
research. Feel free to contact her with questions about the condition if
you'd like more information, you can e-mail Amy at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail your
completed survey to Amy Chandler-109 McCord 2640 Morgan Circle
Drive-Knoxville, TN 37996.
Clickfor the free Adobe Reader needed to open PDF
Thanks in advance for helping her
with her project, and hopefully helping us all learn more about the
incidence of this condition in our breed!
2007-06-18 - AKC Medallions for BBE Breed Championships and
Performance/Companion Dog Events Championships
Information on the
medallions can be found on the website under the Conformation FAQs at
http://www.akc.org/events/conformation/faqs.cfm under the second
question, "What is BBE?"
Beginning May 1, 1996, the
AKC began awarding special medallions to breeder-owners who place
championships on their dogs and to members of the fancy who have made a
long-term contribution to the sport of purebred dogs.
A medallion will be awarded
automatically to the breeder-owner of each dog that becomes a champion,
when all points were accumulated as a result of participation in the
Bred-by-Exhibitor class; and the breeder-owner of each dog that becomes a
field, amateur field, herding, lure coursing or obedience trial champion,
when all points were accumulated with the dog owned or co-owned by the
breeder of record. Only one medallion will be awarded for either a field
or amateur field championship, but not for both.
AKC Introduces On-Line Record Keeping (Free,
Web-based Service Helps Breeders Manage Dog and Litter Records)
New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® is
pleased to announce that Online Record Keeping, a new service for breeders
of AKC® registered litters and dogs, is now available. Any breeder with a
My AKC account now has access to this free service, which provides a
centralized area to manage and maintain dog and litter records online.
"We are pleased to offer breeders of AKC
dogs this new complimentary online feature to help them manage their dog
and litter information," said David Roberts, Assistant Vice President of
Registration and Customer Service. "Breeders can access their personalized
breeding, ownership, and registration records from any computer with
internet access at any time. This service is only the beginning of a
variety of online features planned for the future."
With the new Online Record Keeping service,
breeders can record mating and birth information for litters and view
official AKC litter registration information including dog registration
status for all puppies in a litter. There is also a handy address book
function that gives breeders an easy place to store contact information
for co-owners and puppy buyers. And the AKC's secure, password protected
breeder record service keeps your information secure and private.
In addition to being able to record and
view information, breeders can also quickly print AKC Dog Ownership,
Breeding, and Litter records. If the breeder completes the necessary
fields in the record-keeping system, all of the information required for
AKC record-keeping rules and regulations will be pre-populated on these
This new service also allows a breeder to
record sale and ownership information for the puppies and to manage puppy
records by adding notes about breeding and whelping.
For those breeders that have already taken advantage of online dog
registration to record sale and new ownership information for their
puppies, this information has been moved to the Online Record Keeping
section of My AKC for easier access.
If you have an authenticated My AKC account
(or want to start one - just go to the home page on the upper right hand
box and start the quick process), maintaining your dog and litter records
online is just a click away.
Follow these easy steps to get started:
1. Login to your My AKC account.
2. Sign up for Online Record Keeping services from the main page.
3. Go to the My Dogs and Litters section.
4. Click Breeder Records to view, create and maintain breeder records,
view AKC litter and puppy registration information, and manage puppy
For more information go to:
CLUB PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM - The PPCP Program is an alliance
between Purina and National Parent Breed Clubs to help promote
canine health and well-being. The PPCP Program helps National
Parent Breed Clubs earn important funds for canine health
studies, education efforts and/or rescue through the
participation of its members in Purina® Pro Club®. Purina® Pro
Club®. BCSA club members who own/care for five or more
dogs, or breed one litter of puppies per year, and live in the
U.S., qualify for Pro Club® membership. To enroll, you may call
Purina toll-free at 1-877-PRO-CLUB, or visit their