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CCKC is a member club of the American Kennel Club, the country's oldest and largest purebred dog registry. More important, CCKC is a club of dog fanciers who get together to host shows, provide educational information to all dog owners, and support various dog-related events throughout the area.
CCKC operates a breeder referral service accessible by email and telephone. You can reach our hotline volunteers at (513) 756-9022 or email@example.com for a referral to breeder or a regional or national breed club. (You might also try the American Kennel Club 900 number [(900) 407-PUPS (7877)] touch tone phone required or visit the AKC website at www.akc.org.)
Our calendar includes our big September show weekend featuring both conformation and obedience competitions, a puppy match in March, an agility trial in April, and an obedience/Rally trial in June. Dates for 2013 will be announced in January.
CCKC members are active in a broad range of dog sports. We compete in breed competitions; obedience, Rally, and agility trials, and may AKC and breed club tests that prove the natural abilities of our dogs to hunt, herd, and perform other breed-specific tasks. The club recognizes these achievements with awards for members who achieve a championship with a dog they have bred, own, and handle and for those who achieve titles in at least three different disciplines. We also honor a Member of the Year and recognize long-time members who work for the club and the sport of dogs with lifetime memberships.
As with all AKC member clubs, CCKC operates under an AKC-approved Constitution and Bylaws.
CCKC opposes laws and regulations that harm responsible dog owners and works to pass reasonable laws to protect dogs and dog owners through Ohio Valley Dog Owners Inc. We are a member club of the National Animal Interest Alliance, host AKC education booths, administer the Forrest Dye Education Fund, operate a breeder referral service, support local and state 4-H dog events, and donate money to various animal-related charities and organizations. Past donations include a set of AKC breed video tapes to the Clermont County library system, bullet-proof vests to two local police dogs, and dog toys to a prison program for rescue of retired racing greyhounds. Members also participate in education booths at various area functions, join other area clubs in educational efforts, and testify at local and state government hearings on matters of interest to dog owners. For more information about club activities, contact our club secretary.
Dogs have been companions and working partners to man for centuries. Breeds were developed to do particular jobs from warming castle beds to herding reindeer or sheep, hunting birds or large game, keeping vermin out of the kitchen and barn, and guarding possessions and families. Keeping breeds pure is an art and a science practiced by fanciers such as CCKC members who breed, train, and show their dogs.
Club members are involved in breeding, conformation shows, obedience trials, lure coursing, go-to-ground competitions, carting, water rescue, search and rescue, agility, and more to maintain the integrity of their breeds, provide public service, and enjoy canine companionship and skills.
Many club members have certified therapy dogs that visit nursing homes and hospitals, and many are involved in breed rescue to help dogs of their breeds that need new homes. Some club members train their dogs in search and rescue to help find people who are lost or have been the victims of natural disasters or other tragedies.
Several club members are dog show judges who have studied various breeds intensely so they can judge canine conformation shows.
Most club members are pet owners first and show dog owners second; all club members are interested in spreading the word about the joy of owning a purebred dog.
Dogs and dog owners today are under intense scrutiny. Urban and suburban governments (and sometimes the state government) pass laws that restrict dog ownership because some people are not responsible dog owners. Neighbors do not like dogs that bark at night or run loose, resulting in a variety of laws from noise ordinances to limits on the number of dogs permitted in one home. Some breeds are targeted as vicious because their owners fail to train them to be good canine citizens.
Some groups and individuals also disparage purebred dog breeding and work to subject breeders to a variety of licensing requirements or bans on canine husbandry practices or certain types of training equipment. For more information on laws affecting dogs and dog owners, visit the NAIA, NAIA Trust, AKC, and Ohio Valley Dog Owners websites.
CCKC members also provide a connection between the AKC and the community by disseminating AKC information about purebred dogs, dog events, and dog care, and by hosting AKC events. For more about AKC, visit the website at www.akc.org.
To find a breeder, contact our breeder referral committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sandy at (513) 756-9022.
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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