Saturday, June 26, 2010

It was a HOT time at the Ol' Dog Show

It was hot, oh lordy it was hot, but the valiant members of the PKC were up to the task. The grounds were groomed to perfection, the day was here, and the people and dogs came!

Thank you to the Paducah Bank! New members, old members make OUR show special.

Paducah City Commissioner showed some serious cool, presenting Best In Show

Free ice cream from Paducah Bank ROCKS!!!
Oh yes, you two are most definitely heroes.

The dogs are definitely looking cooler than the humans!

What's wrong with this picture???? Somebody shrunk her Cattle Dog!!!!

Ummmm.. there is a squeakie mouse in your... never mind!

This dude is cool! (And so is the kid!)

PKC members outdid themselves on the potluck! Maybe all this deliciousness will revive us?

The heat may have been a little too much!!
Is all lost? Is there any hope?


Strike up the trumpets ...


Every single judge and many of the exhibitors remarked at what an extraordinary club we have. At the beauty of the property, but also over and over again I heard how fortunate we are that our members work together so well.

And I said HA!!! That's not LUCK. We just have the best group of people to EVER make up a KENNEL CLUB!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Congratulations Grads!!!

On Tuesday night the Beginning Agility Class graduated. Agility Chair Gene Glastetter handed out the proof -

There were big dogs...
And little dogs..
And more dogs than pictured, but that's my fault. Thanks to Martha Veatch for the great photos!

Then on Thursday, it was Graduation Day for the Pet Obedience class

Instructor Debbie Cavitt raved about what a great class this was!

Why, yes of course there was food involved! Treats for the humans and the dogs!
And after the certificates and goodies were handed out, the CGC  and Therapy Dog International testing began.

Thanks to Agility Instructors Gene Glastetter, Virginia Mapes, Fred Jackson, Martha Veatch, Marjorie Loynes, and Judy Johnson. And to the Obedience Instructors Debbie Cavitt, Sally Moore, and Ginia Manchester.

You volunteered a ton of your time and energy for your Club and you sure are appreciated!

see you at the Club!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time Table

To see when each breed will be judged, click HERE .
Scroll on down past the map on page 3, and on page 4 you'll see an alphabetized list of breeds.

Here, I'll walk you through it. So on page 3, let's check out the Papillons, and oh, say, the Whippets! On the table on page 3 we see:

PAPILLON  4     9:00 am     4      9:15 am
WHIPPET    2     1:10 pm     3      2:45 pm

This means the the ring assigment for Papillons is ring 4 at 9:00 AM on Saturday, and the same ring at 9:15 on Sunday. Whippets will be in Ring 2 at 1:10 PM on Saturday, and at 2:45 in Ring 3 on Sunday. 

Now scroll down to page 4 to find out how many Papillons and Whippets are entered. First look for the Ring number and the assigned time. Let's see, Ring 4 at 9:00 AM on Saturday: There it is on page 6. Pugs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are listed first, which means they will show before the Papillons. You'll see this magical code

26 Papillons 14-9-2-1

What the heck does that mean? It means there are a total of 26 Papillons entered in the show. 14 are males ("dogs" in Dog Show lingo) who are working on becoming Champions, 9 are females ("bitches" - it's not a bad word at a dog show) who aren't yet Champions, 2 are dogs who are already Champions who will be vying for Best of Breed, and 1 is a bitch Champion.

Okay, you do the Whippets:

12 Whippets 4-6-1-1
Did you get it right? If you look at Ring 2 on Saturday at 1:10 PM, you'll see there are several breeds consisting of 33 dogs which will be judged before Whippets. At around 2 minutes per dog that means the Whippets won't actually start showing until somewhere around 2:10, even though they are in the 1:10 ring assignment. There are a total of 12 Whippets entered (NONE of them mine waaahhh). 4 are non-champion dogs, 6 are bitches trying to get points toward their championship, one is a Champion dog and one is a Champion bitch.
Easy, right?
I hope this helps you out and we sure hope to see you at the show, cheering on your favorite breed all the way! Scroll down to the next post on this blog for more information about the show.