Our next meeting is May22, 7:30
p.m., location to be announced. For information, contact Billie
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.
CCKC recognizes member achievements with their dogs.
Download title awards form
Download breeder/owner/handler award form.
Download versatility award form.
Area kennel club events
Warren County Kennel Club & Cincinnati Kennel Club Memorial Day all-breed shows, Butler County Fairgrounds,
May 24-27. Includes eye and microchip clinics, owner-handler series, & puppy match. More information, http://wckcohio.com/upcomingevents.html
AKC has a new program to recognize 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.
has two [(1), (2)] new posters about the threats to dogs and dog owners for download & distribution. Check them out &
pass them along!
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
up with legislative issues affecting dog owners
throughout the US on the
AKC website at http://www.akc.org/news/sections/legislative_alerts.cfm
Ohio legislative news
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.
following bills affecting dogs and dog owners were passed during the 2011-2012 legislative sesstion
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.
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.