Vol. XIII, Week 26 Jul 1, 2024


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Retriever Hall of Fame Nominations -- Due August 18, 2024

The Board of Directors of the Retriever Hall of Fame invites you to nominate two individuals (living or deceased) and two dogs (must be deceased) to be inducted into the Retriever Hall of Fame for 2024.

Please note that only members of the Field Trial community are eligible to submit nominations. Only Electronic nominations will be accepted. No paper forms will be accepted.

Before making your nominations, please visit the Bird Dog Foundation website to be sure you are not duplicating a person or dog already in RHOF. The website is www.birddogfoundation.com. To complete the electronic nomination, enter your AKC Field Trial Judges Number or verify that you are a member of the Professional Retriever Trainers Association (PRTA). 

The nominating ballots must be entered no later than 5PM CST on August 18, 2024.

The top five individuals and the top five dogs nominated by the Field Trial community will be entered on an electronic ballot and sent, with their resumes, to National judges, past and present, Officers of the National clubs, past and present and people or owners of the dogs who have been elected into RHOF.

The top two individuals and the top two dogs will be announced as the 2024 inductees of the Retriever Hall of Fame. The formal induction will take place at the Bird Dog Foundation, Grand Junction, TN, in February of 2025.

To make a nomination go to www.retrieverhalloffame.com

Throwing Up White Foam

We all know the fastest way to get us out of bed is when our dog is throwing up. That said, what they throw up does matter. And the AKC has a good article on what to look for.

You can read it here.


Health Update

Vaccinate for Lepto
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning people can get it from animals. Both the the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association recommend vaccinating dogs against lepto staring at 12 weeks of age.

You can read more here.

Continuing Spread of Parasitic Diseases
reports that the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) predicts that pathogens that cause heartworm disease, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis will continue to increase and spread throughout the US.

  • Cases of heartworm are increasing in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast parts of the country. The Southwest and northern Great Plains are expected to see similar increases.
  • High-risk areas for Lyme disease are again predicted in northern and southwestern Michigan and southern Indiana.

You can read more on the CAPC website here.

Week 26

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Northern Flight Hunting Retrievers Association (NFHRA) - see full results
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