The 56th annual ALBERNI VALLEY KENNEL CLUB Championship Dog Show is scheduled for October 16, 17 & 18th, 2020 at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni.
Further details will be posted here, as they become available.
Further details will be posted here, as they become available.
Our 55th annual CKC All Breed Dog Show was held at Glenwood Centre in Port Alberni, October 18-19-20, 2019.
This year, the CANINE CLASSIC returns. It was last held in 2014. This special event has dogs who have earned a Group 1st or better in a previous show, compete for cash prizes for BEST IN SHOW. This is a formal evening was held on Saturday October 19th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
New this year…
for Best Dog Shown by a Junior Handler, entered in official class on Saturday only.
This award was named after Jenny Stewart who with her husband, were founding members of the AV Kennel Club. Jenny was very fond of Junior Handlers and supported the program throughout her life. This is the club’s way of continuing her legacy.
$500. Bursary (for post-secondary studies) was awarded Saturday to Miss Panagiota Rounis.
We were pleased to have 12 dogs tested and passed the Canine Good Neighbour test on Friday, Oct. 18th.
Friday at 4:30 pm, Dogs and handlers were paraded and presented with prizes for Best Group Costume, Best Homemade, Best Owner/Dog, Country of Origin (Dog), Funniest and Scariest. Our guest judge is Gary Bartlett of the RCMP K9 unit, assisted by Kayla Aolick and her Seizure Response Dog, Shadow.
Judges: Judith Byrne, William Byrne, Carlos Navarro Seemann
Friday, Oct. 18th – Best in Show – SAMOYED – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike
Saturday, Oct. 19th – Best in Show – GOLDEN RETRIEVER – GCh Allsgold Tip Your Hat
Sunday, Oct. 20th – Best in Show – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG – GCh Woodside’s Belle Jun.
Full details of the Dog Show can be found on www.canuckdogs.com
(Full Results TBA)
Friday we had 2 school classes tour the Dog Show in the morning. All the kids were invited to come back on Saturday with a parent and they could enter Junior Handling at noon. Thanks to the exhibitors who let their dogs go in the ring with these first time handlers.
Friday – Overall Best Junior Handler – Charlotte Jardine
Saturday – Overall Best Junior Handler – Melanie Kirk
Total pot of $524.00 – Winning duck belonged to Margaret Lehmann who gave 1/2 of her winnings back to the Junior Handling program (raising $393. for Juniors.)
Saturday at Noon we had 48 dogs, in ages from 3 months to 18 months.
Top 4 dogs received cash prizes representing a percentage of fees collected.
1st (30%) 2nd (20%) 3rd (15%) 4th (10%)
We served a main entrée of Roast Beef and Chicken with dessert of Trifle to 87 people (paid by donation) We also had free draws for a variety of door prizes.
We had 60 dogs entered in this special competition. Click on the following link to see (.pdf) judging scores in the Canine Classic – 2019-CANINE CLASSIC FINAL RESULTS
Judges: Shaunna Bernardin, Michael Goldman, Gerri-Lynn Shurb
Best in Classic ($500.00) – Samoyed – GCh Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike
Sponsored by: Canadian Dog Fanciers and Savoie Faire
Best Veteran in Classic (250.00) – Norwich Terrier – Ch Sea of Flames
Other photos taken by Savoie Faire at the Canine Classic:
Argos will be 4 years old in August 2019, but today he passed the exam/evaluation by the BC Guide & Service Dog Division of the Justice Institute to become a Service Dog for Tasha Lee.
Tasha got Argos as a puppy and started with Basic Obedience Training. Argos showed potential to become a Service Dog and Tasha researched the requirements of taking on such a task.
It is not just teaching your dog to sit, down, stay, come, etc. There are over 40 skills they must master to become a service dog. It takes a lot of time and patience. Tasha persevered through the training despite struggling with her health issues.
Argos now “officially” works for Tasha to aid her in her day-to-day tasks.
When you see them in the community, please keep your distance. As much as everyone loves to acknowledge and pet a well behaved dog, Argos has a job to do and he can not do his job if he is distracted. (Tasha will thank you for your understanding.)
Congratulations on this milestone event!
Once again, mark your calendar for our annual Obedience & Rally trials. For members of AIOC – Association of Island Obedience Clubs (Vancouver Island kennel clubs).
It was held Sunday July 14th in Coombs at the Arrowsmith Activity Hall.
Campbell River Dog Fanciers & Alberni Valley Kennel Club shared the task of hosting this event.
Here are a few of the ribbon winners. Congratulations to everyone!
We are very proud to offer our Basic Obedience Training over the past 3+ years. Just in 2018 we trained 106 dogs which is 26% more dogs than previous year.
Primarily young dogs, but we have had many older dogs take the class with success.
Our instructor, Synneva Stubbs has lots of experience with all sorts of dogs. As a Certified Canine Behaviour Specialist, Synneva has the patience and knowledge to help you with any struggles you may have with training your dog.
We have added training for advanced obedience skills. We can now prepare you for taking your dog to Novice Obedience &/or Novice Rally trials. We can also prepare you for the Canine Good Neighbour test which comprises of 12 obedience exercises to demonstrate good canine manners.
Every dog has their own successes. We have had several dogs go on to earn their Canine Good Neighbour Certificate as well as titles in Novice Rally.
We are proud to support service dogs and their acceptance in the community. We assist a couple handlers that have “Service dogs in Training” with their on going training needs. Shout out to Argos & Ladybug!
If you have a dog and looking for some training that is fun for you and your dog, please contact us.
Friday Oct. 19th is a School Pro Day. We recommend that the best time to bring children to the dog show would be from 10:00 am to noon. For a Group tour, check in at the Show Secretary desk upon arrival.
Also on Friday Oct. 19th we have “Come Meet the Breeds” starting at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. This where our dog exhibitors and AV Kennel Club members showcase their dogs. Whether you want to get a closer look at any particular breed or just a dog lover at heart, we hope to have a good variety of dogs for you to see.
2018 Simple Judging Schedule (for general public) 1 pg. Shows the 7 Breed Groups (Sporting, Hounds, Terriers, Working, Herding, Non-Sporting and Toys) being judged and the number of dogs in the group. The best of each breed, moves on to be judged for best in Group. The best in each of the 7 breed groups are then judged for “Best in Show”.
Sat. October 20th we have the Vancouver Island Toy Dog Club hosting a Specialty Dog Show for dogs in the Toy Breed Group. This starts at 1:00 pm.
If you are wanting to watch a particular breed/group or just Best in Show, come early in case judging wraps up earlier than expected. This is especially important on Sunday as there are fewer breaks in judging.
We have a Halloween Dog Photo Contest that is open to the public. Bring a photo of your dog in a costume by noon on Saturday to the Show Secretary desk and the judging will be done after Best in Show.
Our Halloween Dog Costume Contest/Parade is open only to dogs and their handlers/owners who are registered in the Dog Show. The Parade of participants will take place after Best in Show (approx. 4:00 pm). This event is a crowd pleaser.
If you have any questions regarding the Dog Show events, please feel free to contact us by email: email@example.com
PRE-REGISTER FOR TRIAL (by email) – until Friday July 13th, will save you time and line-ups.
On Trial Day – Sunday, July 15th – you will only have to pay and pickup armbands.
The 1st & 2nd trials will run in the same order. This will give everyone an equal amount of time between each trial.
To Pre-Register, email us the following information:
This is recommended for all registrants. Upon arrival you will need to present your AIOC card and pay your fees. Your competition number will be ready for you.
AIOC – Association of Island Obedience Clubs comprises of 10 Vancouver Island Dog Clubs. To be a member of AIOC, you must be a member in good standing with one of the 10 Vancouver Island Dog Clubs. You must be a AIOC member to participate in an AIOC event.
The Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test is offered at our annual Dog Show. This year the test will be in Friday, Oct. 13th 2017.
The purpose of the Canine Good Neighbour Program test is to ensure that your dog is accepted as a valued member of the community. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.
Canine Good Neighbour training is fun, rewarding, and useful, and can enable owners to achieve a better relationship with their dogs.
All dogs (incl. mixed-breeds) are eligible to take the test.
Detailed information on the program can be found on the Canadian Kennel Club website – Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Participants book (pdf file)
To practice or refresh training we recommend you join in our weekly CGN lessons.
If you are interested, please pre-register with Roxanne Leyland, firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-723-9939
The CGN exam will take place at Glenwood Center on Friday October 13th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. We will accept applicants on site or you can pre-register
Cost of test is $25. Dogs that qualify receive a badge and certificate.
Alberni Valley Kennel Club is pleased to announce their 53rd Annual Championship Dog Show will take place October 13 – 15, 2017 at Glenwood Center in Port Alberni.
FRIDAY-OCT.13 SATURDAY-OCT.14 SUNDAY-OCT.15 9:30 - Sporting 9:00 - Working 9:00 - Working 10:00 - Toys 9:00 - Hounds 9:00 - Hounds 11:00 - Terriers 9:15 - Toys 9:00 - Herding 1:00 - Hounds 10:15 - Non-Sporting 10:00 - Terriers 1:00 - Working 1:30 - Sporting 10:30 - Toys 1:30 - Herding 1:30 - Terriers 11:15 - Non-Sporting 2:00 - Non-Sporting 2:30 - Herding 11:20 - Sporting
PRE-REGISTER FOR TRIAL (by email) – until Friday July 14th, will save you time.
On Trial Day – July 16th – you will only have to pay and pickup armbands.
Judging started at 9:00 am with a short break between Trials 1 & 2. All judging completed by 2:00 pm.
Note: Novice Intermediate Class is “Exhibition Only”