OKC News & Events

Canadian Kennel Club Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Canadian Kennel Club is working with veterinary and public health experts to actively monitor developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We advise all staff and dog event participants and attendees to follow the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada. 

These include diligent personal hygiene practices to stay healthy and adherence to COVID-19
-related travel advisories. We also recommend enhanced measures for all dog events, 
including signage reminders and an abundance of hand sanitizer and hand washing  areas accessible to participants and the public.

For the most current information on COVID-19, please visit:

For information specific to animals and COVID-19, please visit:

We will provide further updates once more information becomes available. 

TCNS: What Are They And How Do You Get One? 

Thank You for your support in providing the Ottawa Kennel Club with a location for our Members Meetings and our 
Eye Clinic.


Membership Renewal Drive!

It seems that 2019 went very quickly and itís already time to renew your membership in the Ottawa Kennel Club for 2020. Your 2019 membership expired on December 31, 2019. As we have in the past number of years, we are pleased to offer membership in the Ottawa Kennel Club at the same rate of:

Single Membership: $30.00

Family Membership: $35.00

Referred Membership: Free for 2020
(when referred by a member to those who are a dog or puppy)

For further membership info, and the downloadable form, see the Membership Page here.

MPP Piccini to Introduce a Bill to End Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

MPP David Piccini, shown with his Ducktolling Retriever named Max. 

This is NOT right! Itís time to #EndBSL and Iím committed to making this a reality! #EndTheBan #ForTheDogs 
#PunishBadOwners Ė MPP Piccini

Read the full article by Sue Dickens here.

Canada needs stronger policies to protect against imported-dog diseases: vets

Camille Bains, The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:40AM EDT

VANCOUVER -- When a British Columbia woman experiencing fever, headaches and weight loss for two months finally went to her doctor, a blood test revealed she'd contracted a contagious disease from a dog she'd rescued in Mexico....

The Public Health Agency of Canada said it acknowledges the global movement of animals, including dogs, can facilitate the spread of diseases that can be passed on to people...

Read the full article here.

Infectious Diseases: Know the Risks and
Take Steps to Minimize Exposure

The Canadian Kennel Club Genetics and Medical Committee Reminds Breeders and 
Owners About the Risks of Infectious Diseases and the Baby Puppy Class
Infectious diseases are always a risk, and The Canadian Kennel Club Genetics & 
Medical Committee wishes to remind breeders and owners of the best practices for 
limiting the spread of infectious diseases, and the unique concerns for animals 
entered in the Baby Puppy Class.

(Read the  article here.)

As you are aware at a previous OKC Memberís meeting we had Kim Knapp from Canadian Dogs Last as our presenter. She provided some excellent insight into rescue dogs entering Canada. She has graciously provided an article, written by a OVC vet, regarding Viruses that we are sure you will find interesting.

(Click above to bring up the article.)