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AVKC Hosts CARO Trial, May 21/17.

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Click here for Premium List:  2017 CARO Premium List AVKC-NKC

Click here for Paper Entry Form:  AVKC-NKC-CARO Entry May 21/17

CARO Chairperson for AVKC:

Basic Obedience Dogs

Our first Basic Obedience Class of 2017 – 18 dogs in 2 sessions on Monday evenings at Cherry Creek Hall-Gym.  Synneva Stubbs returns this year to instruct the classes throughout 2017.

If you want to get your dog into its first obedience class or a refresher, pre-register now to reserve a spot in the class.  They fill up fast.boc-17-1-class

Meet the Breeds – Fri. Oct. 14th

Back by popular demand, we have invited breeders to come to show their dog(s) to the publicmeet-the-breeds-2015_0627

It will take place on Friday, Oct. 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Glenwood Center.

Here is your chance to get a close look of a variety of dogs and ask the breeders any questions you may have.

Here is a list of Breeders attending.

diablotin-margaret-byron-bcBerger des Pyrenees, Affenpinschers, &  Brussels Griffon
Margaret Byron – Diablotin Kennel


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Jackie Marriott – Dunsmuir Kennels – 250 338 5936 – myscotties@shaw.ca


sealegends-t-armich-1Shih-tzu
Sea Legends – Teresa Armich


trekhond-tibetan-spaniel-mcphee-bcTibetan Spaniels – Ann McPhee


finnish-lapphunds-bc-picFinnish Lapphunds – Kerri Perras


havanese-business-card_2017Havanese – Bev Dorma


nsdtolling-retriever-bc-picNova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Wendy Lee – Lealee Tollers – lealee@shaw.ca


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…more to be added as info becomes available.

Meet Shadow

Shadow is a special Golden Retriever, especially to his owner/handler Kayla Aolick.13125021_1039929899427208_7895978289934161381_n

Kayla suffers from epilepsy (due to a cancerous brain tumor) and she was advised to get a seizure response dog to help manage her episodes. Kayla was matched with Shadow in 2012 through the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and this new relationship has completely changed her life.

Shadow is truly her best friend and loyal companion. Kayla believes Shadow came into her life at a time when she needed him most, and since then, Kayla has gained her independence back. Shadow has helped Kayla overcome obstacles and take on new challenges that she never thought she could. Overall, Kayla is grateful to Shadow for always being there for her as her “guardian angel” – protecting and watching over her as well as giving her family peace of mind that Kayla is always in good hands (or “paws”).purinaaward

In 2016 Shadow was awarded the Purina Hall of Fame – Better Together Award and travelled to Toronto to accept the award.

Here is an interview with Shadow:

https://servicedogtales.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/interview-shadow-the-seizure-response-dog-guide/

Shadow has a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/shadow.srdguidedog/

Local ShawTV produced a video that is on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6amqTst8TA

Kayla and Shadow are a team and spend their time giving back to those that have given so much to them.  She is still active with the Tour de Rock Bike Ride for childhood cancer.

Together they have set a goal to raise enough funds so that someone else can get a Guide Dog through the Lion’s Foundation.

We are proud to have Kayla & Shadow as special guests of the Alberni Valley Kennel Club’s 52nd annual Championship Dog Show, October 14-15-16, 2016 at Glenwood Center.  Come by and meet Shadow and support the fund raising activities at the show.Kayla-Shadow-Lions Foundation for Dog Guides

BC Gaming Event Licence – Class D – 50/50 Draws – Licence #88731.

52nd Annual Dog Show * Oct. 14-16, 2016

 

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Click here for complete PREMIUM LIST

Our list of events include:

All 3 days:

  • All Breed CKC Championship Show – Best in Show – incl. Brace Competition & Baby Puppy Classes
  • Fundraising for Lions Foundation for Dog Guides

Friday –

  • Meet the Breeds – Breeders Forum  –  5:00 to 7:00 pm – Link to List of Dogs
    • Various Breeders bring their dog(s) to show to the public.  Get a closer view of the dog(s) and ask any questions you may have.  ***DON’T MISS THIS***
  • Pointing Club All Breed Sanction Match – Register at 5:00 pm.  Start at 6:00 pm

Saturday

  • Canine Good Neighbour Testing  – starting at 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
  • Juvenile & Veteran Sweepstakes – at noon
  • Junior Handling – after Best Puppy in Show
  • Chuck-a-Duck Fundraiser for Junior Handling – following Junior Handling
  • Saturday Night Social Dinner (by donation) – approx. 5:00 pm –
  • Catalogue Draw – Rags Custom Embroidery
    • Purchase a Show Catalogue & your name is entered in draw.  Digital Marked Catalogues are also available.

Click here for the full 2016 Judging Schedule


2016 AV Kennel Club Championship Dog Show – Simplified Schedule
Friday
Oct. 14th
Saturday
Oct. 15th
Sunday
Oct. 16th
9:00 AM
Hounds
9:00 AM
Sporting
9:00 AM
Working
10:00 AM
Working
9:00 AM
Hounds
9:00 AM
Terrier
10:30 AM
Herding
10:30 AM
Herding
9:00 AM
Toys
10:45 AM
Terrier
11:00 AM
Non Sporting
10:00 AM
Non-Sporting
Lunch Break
12:00 PM
Sweepstakes
11:00 AM
Sporting
1:00 PM
Sporting
1:30 PM
Working
Lunch Break
1:00 PM
Toys
1:30 PM
Toys
12:30 PM
Herding
1:00 PM
Non-Sporting
3:10 PM
Terrier
12:45 PM
Hounds
The following times are approximate.  It will depend on the completion of judging
3:00 PM
Best in Show
3:00 PM
Best in Show
2:30 PM
Best in Show
5:00 PM
Meet the Breeds
4:00 PM
Junior Handling
6:00 PM
Sanction Match
4:30 PM
Jr. Fundraiser
5:00 PM
Dinner

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We would like to thank the following sponsors, donors, contributors and supporters of our annual Dog Show.  We couldn’t do the show without you.

Dog Show.caCanadian Dog FancierAlberni Veterinary Clinic Pacific ChevroletCedarwood LodgeFenceline ProductsShar KarePort Puddle DucksTyee Village Motel Manzini Veterinary ClinicAnimal ArkBute St. Vet ClinicBuckerfieldsCircle DairyKlitsa KennelsNaesgaard’s Farm MarketRedford Motor InnBosley’s Pet StoreIndustrial Heritage SocietySmitty’s Restaurant | Somass MotelRiverside MotelCokely Wire RopeTim HortonsClam Bucket RestaurantPurple Paw GroomingEBA Dogs – Training

 

2016 Obedience Training

In 2016 we have scheduled 7 Basic Obedience Training sessions.  We are currently in the middle of BOC #5.

We would normally start another session right after the a session ends, but our instructor is having a surgery and we have postponed BOC #6 to start September 19th.

Go to “Classes” to get all the details of the remaining training sessions.

Also note that BOC16-7b is for repeat/refresher training only.  It is only 4 lessons and it will cost $50.

There will be no training scheduled for December.  We will post the schedule for 2017 as soon as it available.

If you are interested in advanced Obedience training, please let us know.

Novice level Obedience follows the CKC program.  It is open to all dogs including mixed breeds.  Successful completion and testing of the Novice level will result in the title of Companion Dog, aka CD.

Once we get enough interest, we will arrange for an instructor and schedule classes.

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Our Town – Blair Park – 2016

AV Kennel Club is pleased to attend the annual “Our Town” event in July at Blair Park.  This event is all about animals and lots of fun for families.  A fun time was had by all.  We will be back next year.

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2016 AIOC/AVKC Trials July 17th

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May 29, 2016 Purina Walk for Guide Dogs

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Alberni Valley Kennel Club is pleased to support the Lions Foundation of Canada and the Purina Walk for Dog Guides, by participating and donating to the Walk.

We had a chance to meet local Guide Dog, Shadow is a seizure response dog for Kayla Aolick.  He is very special to her and gives her the comfort and care to live a more independent life.  Kayla wants someone else to get the gift of a dog to make their life better.  It takes the donations of many to support the guide dog program.  Every little bit helps.

You can still donate online:  Port Alberni Purina Walk for Dog Guides

Also at the walk,  AV Lions BBQ,  Mini Silent Auction,  Kids Draw and Bosley’s.

AV Kennel Club challenged all Obedience Class participants (past & present) to donate.

The weather was great and there were lots of dogs.  (Congrats to Roberta for walking 4 of her standard poodles.)

If you missed it, be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year.

Video – AVKC 2015 Dog Show

Shaw TV – AV Kennel Club Dog Show 2015 – features all kinds of dogs