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Welcome to Clermont County Kennel Club, your Clermont County connection
to the wonderful world of purebred dogs!

Looking for a club of dedicated owners, breeders, & exhibitors of purebred dogs
who share your passion?

Contact CCKC membership chairman Billie Thompson & come to a meeting!
Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Next club meeting, August 26, 2014

¶¶¶ NOTE!!! The August meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at the Blue Ribbon Cafe
on the Clemont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. This is a date change!!!
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Looking for a purebred dog to join your family? Visit our breed & breeder referral page!

Check out our event slide shows!
2014 Luck of the Irish puppy match
2014 April agility trial

Watch for these CCKC events still to come in 2014 ...

Annual All-Breed Show Weekend
September 5-7

Location: Clermont County Fairgrounds, Owensville, Ohio

Weekend includes
Specialties for Shetland Sheepdogs & Weimaraners, Friday afternoon
All-breed shows, Saturday & Sunday
Rally trial Friday, obedience trials Saturday & Sunday, all in air-conditioned building.
Health Fair, including CERF eye exams & heart screenings.
Raffles Saturday & Sunday in obedience building
Education booth

AKC Agility trials

December 6-7, 2014

Location: Clermont County Dog Training Club
6058 Kells Lane, Milford, OH

Chairman: Denise Gordon

Premium list & additional information coming soon.

CCKC News

Our next three meeting dates:

July 23 (club picnic)
August 27 (Clermont County Fairgrounds)
September 24

Meetings are generally held at the Miami Township Civic Center outside Milford. For information, contact Billie Thompson, billie@sagenhaftweims.com

We have a new page of announcements, forms, and other matters of interest to members!

CCKC responded to the USDA request for comments
on new breeder rule.
Download our letter here.

Congratulations!

CCKC recognizes member achievements with their dogs.
Award information
Download title awards form
Download breeder/owner/handler award form.

Download versatility award form.

AKC News

AKC and the Theriogenology Foundation announced support for the addition of residencies in reproducive studies in companion animals at  UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The residencies will provide specialty training in all aspects of reproductive medicine and surgery, as well as all features of clinical practice related to male and female reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology in companion animals. Details at http://tinyurl.com/pcenlm7.

AKC has instituted a donation challenge for the AKC Canine Health Foundation for 2014. The organization will match donations from new and returning donors whose last donation was prior to December 31, 2011, up to a total of $500,000. Details at http://www.akcchf.org/2014match.

AKC recognizes owner-handlers through the owner-handler series. The top 10 owner-handled dogs in each breed will be invited to the AKC/Eukanuba National at the end of the year. Information about the series is on the website at http://classic.akc.org/ohs/index.cfm. Several Ohio cubs are participating in the series, including Fort St. Clair KC and Warren County KC

AKC honors canine heroes with new urban search and rescue titles.

AKC has two [(1), (2)] posters about the threats to dogs and dog owners for download & distribution. Check them out & pass them along! 

AKC recognizes the breeders who go above and beyond to produce healthy puppies with the Breeder of Merit program, where passion meets dedication: For more information, http://www.akc.org/breederofmerit/index.cfm

Keep up with legislative issues affecting dog owners
throughout the US on the AKC website at http://www.akc.org/news/sections/legislative_alerts.cfm

Area club events

Dayton Dog Training Club hosts summer obedience & Rally trials July 11-13 at its expanded, air-conditioned training building off I-75 south of Dayton. Entry forms and details are at http://daytondogtraining.com/events.html & a summer agility trial weekend, July 25-27.

Queen City Dog Training Club is also busy during the summer months with agility trials June 15-16 & August 1-3 and obedience & Rally trials August 16-17. QCDTC is in Sharonville; event information is at http://www.qcdtc.org/trials.html. The QC building is also air-conditioned.

Warren County Kennel Club has joined forces with Dayton Dog Training Club to host a Rally Extravaganze with obedience trials, August 8-10. Details are on the WCKC & DDTC websites.

Ohio legislative news

For information on "How a Bill Becomes Law in Ohio,"
go to http://www.ohiosenate.gov/how-a-bill-becomes-a-law.html

These bills affecting dogs and dog owners are pending in the 2013-14 session of the Legislature

SB 50 allows county auditors to issue multi-year dog licenses and to use Quick Response codes on license tags. See SB 50.

HB 57 requires county humane agents to present proof that they have completed mandated training in animal husbandry and cruelty law enforcement. See HB 57. HB 57 is a repeat of a bill that failed in 2012.

HB 90 gives prosecutors the discretion to charge some breeders with a felony in cases of serious violations of animal cruelty law. It originally applied only to breeding kennels but an amendment to include boarding, training, and rescue kennels will be proposed April 30.

The following bills affecting dogs and dog owners were passed during the 2011-2012 legislative sesstion

HB 14, a bill to strike breed specific language from Ohio law to delete breed-specific provision in state law and update the animal control law passed the Legislature was signed by Governor Kasich.

 

SB 130, a kennel licensing bill that regulates large commercial kennels, has some provisions that affect hobby breeders and rescues. The bill passed the House and Senate and went to the governor for his signature on November 27. See the bill at http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_130 For more information, see our legislative page. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will write, administer, and enforce the standards required by the bill.

The following bill did not pass both houses of the legislature. It could be reintroduced in the 2013-2014 legislative session under a different number.

HB 25 allowed courts to order counseling for juveniles convicted of animal cruelty, includes family pets in domestic violence protection orders, and raised the penalty for cruelty to farm animals. HB 25 was introduced by Butler County Representative Courtney Combs. The bill is at http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_25.

CCKC is a member of

The American Kennel Club

The National
Animal Interest
Alliance

Ohio Valley
Dog Owners


CCKC is your Clermont County link to the wonderful world of purebred dogs!

To find out more check out our info page.

CCKC joins the American Kennel Club, the National Animal Interest Alliance,
& Ohio Valley Dog Owners
in promoting the value of purebred dogs in all of their roles in today's society
and in protecting the rights of responsible dog breeders, owners, and exhibitors.



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