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Brags N Wags
Here’s what our WCKC members have been up to lately: It seems the stork has landed once again at David & Barb Arthur’s house. On April 18th, their girl Crystal gave them two beautiful Standard Poodle babies. The first is a white girl, just like her mommy, and the other a black boy just like dad. Thus we shall have to see how often their names pop up in the brags column throughout the next few years. David & Barb’s Standard Poodle boy Sneaker did well in Louisville, KY. On the first day of the four-day cluster, he was Reserve Winner’s Dog to a four point Major. Two days later, he won Winner’s Dog for the four points, then was further selected as Best of Winners for the five points in bitches! A few weeks later in Davenport, IA, he won Best of Opposite Sex for another two points. Yee Haw Sneaker! At the shows in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tom McCarthy’s Border Terrier, Rosemary, won Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex to finish her Championship. Way to go Rosemary…er …ummm… better make that “Champion Rosemary!” Then, when Tom went to Texas to show his Border Terriers, his girl Agnes was awarded Best of Opposite Sex in the Junior Sweeps at the Border Terrier Club of America Specialty. She also was awarded Best Bred by Exhibitor at the Specialty. Now that’s what I call a great week! Of course, Tom’s winning streak wasn’t over yet. In Columbus, OH, Robin took a Best of Opposite Sex for a three point Major…things are truly rolling for the McCarthy Border Terriers!

Drum Roll Please…

On April 30th, the AKC announced it’s National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Regional Events calendar. This is a very prestigious honor for those clubs hosting these shows in preparation for the series finals in Orlando, FL next year. Of course, to make the news here, there had to be something special in that announcement, and sure enough there was. In March of 2025, Warren County Kennel Club will host one of these NOHS Regional events in conjunction with our 50th anniversary. We couldn’t be more pleased and proud. So, if you’re an owner-handler, we hope you will strongly consider making a visit to Wilmington, OH, come the end of March to compete in this event. It will be preceded by specialties on the day before, and followed on the weekend by our regular conformation shows. There’s plenty of news abut this event coming, however, this is all I can say for now…we hope to see you there. And if you’re curious as to what the NOHS is all about, [Click Here] for more information.

Our 2024 Conformation Shows Are Over

On March 30th & 31st, Warren County Kennel Club held our annual conformation shows at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. We will ran eight conformation rings, along with Farm Dog, and Fetch Certification as well. To learn more about Farm Dog and Fetch, click on the information links on the Show Page. Also, beginning on the Friday before the shows, we held four breed specialties; Great Danes, Weimaraners, and Shelties. Of course, holding such events took a lot of work and we’re appreciative of all our volunteers to make everything happen. We also would like to send our greatest appreciation to the Dayton Kennel Club (DKC), who partnered with us for our Fast CAT trials. For more information on DKC [Click Here]. If you’re wondering who won each day, here are the results…

Fast CAT

Fun for 2024

Once again, we held six Fast CAT trials in conjunction with our annual conformation shows. 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 earn a 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 they run flat- out for 100 yards with you urging them on instead of chasing after them in utter exasperation after they escape out your front door. To learn more about Fast CAT, [Click Here]. Of course, we don’t just reserve this event for our Spring Sows. We will also hold trials in early September, so once we have the dates nailed down, mark your calendar and come join the fun.

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. This includes the interest in joining dog clubs, leading some clubs to simply close their doors. To attempt to reverse the trend, WCKC is always looking for new members to hopefully bring new life into our 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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