Vol. XIII, Week 1 Jan 9, 2023
Proposed Amendment to Retriever Field Trial Rules
Note: Clubs will still be able to hold Derby/Qualifying events during National Championshps.
The AKC Board has endorsed the following amendment to Chapter 14, Section 11, of the Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Retrievers, proposed by the Retriever Field Trial Advisory Committee. This will be voted on at the March 14, 2023 Delegate Meeting.
CHAPTER 14 RULES FOR RETRIEVER TRIALS SECTION 11.
Number of Trials/Stakes.
(New paragraph 7)
Local Trials Held During National Championships. No local Retriever Field Trials that award championship points will be allowed during the running of the National Retriever Championship Trial or the National Amateur Retriever Championship Trial.
You can see a list of recently updated rules here.
Survey Says ... Surprise!
A survey by Pets Best finds that "pet ownership boosts owner happiness."
Here are the key findings:
- 83 percent of owners feel having a pet makes them a happier person (specifically, 86 percent of dog owners and 78 percent of cat owners)
- Owners spend, on average, 8.5 to 9.5 hours per day with their pet
- Younger generations experience the highest level of anxiety regarding pet care costs (specifically, 87 percent of gen Z owners and 85 percent of millennials)
More than 70 percent of US households include a pet, up significantly from before the pandemic.
You can read the rest of the results here.
Hookworms on the Rise
According to Veterinary Practice News, "hookworm cases rose by almost 50% across the country between 2015 and 2018. The reason may be an increase in drug resistance in the nematodes."
The study found that the resistance was "to all three major classes of dewormers." The article recommends using a combination of other drugs to treat the problem.
You can read more here.
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