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Vol. XIII, Week 23 Jun 10, 2024

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Health - Preventing Tooth Loss

From the AKC website

“Whereas a dog can break a tooth in a millisecond, dental disease takes a very long time to develop,” Dr. Attas says. “If we’re brushing right from the beginning, their teeth are less likely to develop decay. It will happen more slowly and be a less serious case.” Getting your dog comfortable with tooth brushing takes time and patience. Here are some steps to make brushing your dog’s teeth a positive experience:

  1. Start by touching the outside of your dog’s mouth. Praise and reward them with a treat.
  2. Lift the top lip and hold it while you touch the dog’s top teeth and gums without a toothbrush. Then, do the same for the bottom lip, teeth, and gums. Reward them with praise and a treat.
  3. Choose a toothbrush designed for dogs that fits over your index finger, so you can feel how much pressure you’re applying. Touch the brush to your dog’s teeth (front, side, and back) on the bottom and top of their mouths. Make sure they’re comfortable with this step before introducing toothpaste.
  4. Apply a small amount of dog toothpaste on your finger and let your dog sniff and taste it.
  5. Try brushing their top teeth with toothpaste while holding up the upper lip. Praise and reward.
  6. Repeat Step 5, going further back into your pet’s mouth (to the side and the back on the top of the mouth).
  7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 with the bottom teeth.

Event Distance Conflicts

Adapted from the AKC Board Liaison Report

An action item emanating from the Board’s April 2024 meeting directed Staff to provide the Board at its May 2024 meeting with an explanation of the 200-mile conflict policy for events, how a club may appeal events that conflict due to distance, who reviews such an appeal, and how the distance between events is stored and calculated.

In July 2021, the Board approved a policy that provides clubs with the option to appeal to Staff event date/site conflicts when the driving mileage is at least approximately 25% greater than the straight-line distance conflict for that sport. Driving distance will be calculated via Google Maps using shortest distance (not quickest), accepting toll roads, and avoiding ferries as parameters.

Clubs have the option to appeal event date/site conflicts when the driving mileage is approximately 25% greater than the straight-line distance conflict for that sport. Driving distance is to be calculated via Google Maps using shortest distance (not quickest), accepting toll roads, and avoiding ferries as parameters. Appeals with a driving distance of 25% or more above the straight-line distance conflict will be reviewed by Staff, who shall approve the appeal once the mileage is confirmed.  Appeals with a driving distance of less than 25% above the straight-line distance conflict will be considered by the Board Appeals Committee, which shall approve or deny the appeal.



Week 23

This week’s newsletter includes results from:

Blackhawk Retriever Club (BhRC) - see full results
Missouri Valley Hunt Club (MzVHC) - see full results
North Dakota Retriever Club (NDRC) - see full results
Retriever Club Of Alaska (RCOA) - see full results
Snake River Retriever Trial Club (SRRTC) - see full results
Swamp Dog Club (SDC) - see full results
Vikingland Retriever Club (VRC) - see full results

Milestones


All Age Points:
FC-AFC Heartbeat's Sweet Georia Peach QA2 (BLF, 9.1 yo) owned by Julie Kobach has earned 50.5 Points
FC Bayou Teche Sweet Midge (BLM, 10.2 yo) owned by David Aul, Dvm has earned 25.5 Points
FC Beaver Creek's Magic White Lightning (YLF, 7.5 yo) owned by Sol Semmler, Mary Jo Semmler has earned 25 Points

Open Points:
FC Tucquan's Takin' The Rysk (BLM, 7.4 yo) owned by Theresa Ford, Vmd, Tom Ford has earned 52.5 Points
FC Days End Boy Name Sue QA2 (BLM, 3.9 yo) owned by Jerry Day, Mark Medford, Suzanne Medford has earned 29 Points
FC Bayou Teche Sweet Midge (BLM, 10.2 yo) owned by David Aul, Dvm has earned 25.5 Points

Amateur Points:
FC-AFC Heartbeat's Sweet Georia Peach QA2 (BLF, 9.1 yo) owned by Julie Kobach has earned 25 Points

Back-to-Back Wins
Pro Stock Ford 1 (BLM, 1.9 yo), owned by Jackie Gonia, won back-to-back Derbys at Snake River Retriever Trial Club and Wood River Retriever Club
FC-AFC Whitewater's Sunday Sermon (BLM, 7.6 yo), owned by Harold Strahle, Marianne Strahle, won back-to-back Amateurs at Retriever Club Of Alaska and Retriever Club Of Alaska

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