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2014 ACCC National Specialty
The ACCC National Specialty will be held in Oklahoma City, OK May 14-16, 2014. Come to the Carnival!
More information at http://www.theacccnationalspecialty.com/
Announcement of 2015 Venue
2015 American Chinese Crested Club National - New Venue for our Events 2016 Judges Ballot Mailing delay
Dear American Chinese Crested Club Members, Crested Exhibitors and Fanciers:
Due to the desire to change the venue for 2015, the 2015 Judge Contracts could not be generated until the ACCC Board exhausted all efforts to relocate the 2015 National at the request of many attendees to not return to the Oklahoma City, OK, Biltmore Hotel venue.
An eleventh hour option was presented to the board during the Mar, 2014 Board meeting, consequently a Motion was unanimously passed to move our 2015 ACCC National Specialty Events to the proposed site in Raleigh, North Carolina, providing the Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley, once inspected by two of our board members attending the Raleigh Shows 3/22/14 was acceptable. According to the report from our two Board Members – “The Hotel is perfect” and was a breath of fresh air as we continued efforts to seek an affordable and desirable new area for the National Specialty Events.
An Invitation has been extended to and accepted by the Tar Heel Chinese Crested Club, Nashville Chinese Crested Club and Chinese Crested Club of the Potomac to join the National Specialty Events. These Regional Specialty Clubs will be holding their 3 Specialty Events prior to the 2 day National Specialty.
The Cluster of events will begin on Tuesday May 12, 2015 with the Welcome Party, Match, etc. and continue through May 17, 2015, Holiday Inn - Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, North Carolina. The Tar Heel Club has agreed to hire the 2015 ACCC Regional Judges for their event to fulfill the members ACCC Regional balloting results of the judge choices.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend all of the events. Plans right now include the Top Twenty on Wednesday and an Agility venue available 30 minutes from the hotel site. Free Shuttle from Airport to Hotel, Crabtree Valley Shopping Mall across from Hotel, and other large shopping Malls and other shopping, sightseeing choices close by. Rooms, $84.00/night – includes the Pet Fee – 4 dog limit per room.
On behalf of the ACCC Officers and Board of Directors
Sharon McCadam, President, ACCC
Message from 2014 Obedience Advisory Committee
News and Updates
March 4, 2014
Your 2014 Obedience Advisory Committee
The American Kennel Club Companion Events Department is pleased to announce an Obedience Advisory Committee meeting will be held in the summer of 2014.
The fancy will be solicited for input concerning recommended changes to the current AKC Obedience Regulations. Your recommendations for obedience will be accepted from March 5, 2014 through April 11, 2014.
The following committee members were selected based on their experience and expertise as judges, club members and exhibitors.
2014 Obedience Advisory Committee Members
- Louise Botko, Minnesota
- Phyllis Broderick, New Jersey
- Lynn Eggers, Texas
- Greg Feathers, Florida
- Rick Garvin ,Kansas
- Sharon Redmer, Michigan
- Carolyn Wray, Oregon
We encourage you to show your support for the sport of Obedience by submitting your recommendations, thoughts, and ideas for change during the solicitation period, after which time the submission process will close. All recommendations can be submitted at http://www.tfaforms.com/316413.
All submissions that are received during this time period will be presented to the committee for review. After the conclusion of the committee meeting, all recommendations moving forward will be published on the AKC web site for review and comment by the fancy for 30 days.
Chinese crested pooch "Ziggy" won his height category in the invitational, part of the prestigious AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, for the second year in a row with help from his owner and handler, Estelle Robinson of Trabuco Canyon.
Read more in this article which appeared in the Orange County Register.
AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailers
The ACCC made a donation to the AKC for use in purchasing Pet Disaster Relief Trailers.
Read more in this article which appeared in the September 2013 AKC Breeder newsletter.
Message from the AKC re: PeTA
Dear Dog Lover,
The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) have today issued statements to highlight their vehement disapproval of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)s apparent policy of euthanizing animals frequently at its shelter in Norfolk, VA. Furthermore, the AKC has called for the PETA shelter to take steps towards balancing its adoption and euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in its shelter.
"While most shelters strive for a 90% re-homing rate, PETA is apparently proud of their 99% killing rate and callously boasts that the animals it rescues are better off dead. That is an alarming ratio that should be fully investigated. PETAs track record is absolutely unacceptable, said AKC Chairman Alan Kalter. "Legitimate animal shelters in America re-home most of their sheltered animals. If some of Michael Vicks fighting dogs can be rehabilitated and re-homed then PETA can and should do better. If they cannot or will not then they should leave sheltering to others.
"Re-homing a dog is not always the easiest but it is AKCs preferred route. PETAs apparent lack of commitment to re-homing is hypocritical. Our experience, through AKC clubs rescue network, proves that a rescued dog can often thrive if given the much-needed love, medical care, rehabilitation and responsible placement into a new home. AKC is disgusted that euthanasia is seemingly so easily employed by PETA.
"While it is true that some animals at shelters are too physically injured or psychologically scarred to be adoptable, many of them can be successfully treated, rehabilitated and adopted, said VVMA President, Mark Finkler, D.V.M. "Veterinarians throughout Virginia work with numerous shelters and rescue groups to assist in the care of these dogs and cats. It is disappointing to hear that PETA has a different philosophy regarding the handling of these abandoned and unwanted pets."
AKC affiliated clubs and dedicated volunteers comprise the largest dog rescue group network in the country.
The AKC Humane Fund also supports rescue group activities through its Rescue Grants.
The American Kennel Club believes euthanasia should be employed only as a last resort when all reasonable efforts to place adoptable dogs have failed. At the same time, AKC recognizes that not all dogs are adoptable due to temperament and health issues.
Become a Breed Mentor
The AKC has requested a list of Parent Club-approved mentors, Can you be one?