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OTTAWA KENNEL CLUB, Your members are invited!

Whether you are a novice breeder considering your first litter, or an experienced breeder looking to improve your breeding program, participating in education opportunities is extremely important. 

CKC would like to invite the members of your club to attend the 2019 CKC Seminar on November 2 and 3 at Humber College North Campus in Etobicoke, Ontario. Please share the below details with them. 

The 2019 CKC Seminar: Unpacking Canine Genetics is designed for breeders of all experience and knowledge levels, from those in the early stages of developing their breeding programs to those that have been breeding for decades. 

We are honoured to welcome our 2019 CKC Seminar presenters, genetics specialists Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, B.Sc., DVM, PhD, Purdue University, and Dr. Brenda Bonnett, B.Sc., DVM, PhD, International Partnership for Dogs.

This two-day event will explore topics on the most current practices in canine genetics and practical applications for breeders and their breeding programs. 

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Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Purina® Pro Plan®, and supporting sponsors Pets Plus Us, PetTech Solutions, The Entry Line, and VetBed Canada for their generous support of the CKC Seminar.

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For Info on the clinic 06 October 2019 


Scent Detection Ribbons

The OKC has been advised that the Scent Detection Ribbons for our May Dog Show are being sent today 29 July to Debra McPherson, our Scent Detection Chair, who will mail them out as soon as received. Thank You for your patience during this busy period at Impressions, our ribbon producer. Next year we will be better prepared.

The Ottawa Kennel Club

Nine Unit Kennel Cube

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Height 63 Inches
Width 62 Inches
Depth 26 Inches

Asking $500.

Great deal for a breeder.

Contact Linda Mabey 
(613) 498-3193

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.

CKC Announces Member
Savings with Ren's Pets

CKC is excited to announce that our newest corporate alliance is with Ren's Pets, a pet specialty retailer that serves customers across Canada. To celebrate, Ren's Pets is offering all CKC members $25 off one purchase, redeemable in-stores or online.
Ren’s Pets began as a small Canadian feed and supply store in 1975. Over 40 years in business Ren's has evolved into one of the top pet specialty stores in Canada. Ren's carries a wide range of products, including items of particular interest to CKC members that are often not sold by other pet retailers. CKC is proud to work with a company dedicated to providing the highest quality products for pets and exceptional service to the people that own them. 

This discount code is valid for a one-time purchase until December 31st, 2019. To use the discount code, participation in the free Ren's Reward Program is required. 

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.)

A Special Thank You to Inukshuk Professional Dog Food for providing prizes for the Ottawa Kennel Club's Obedience Trials on December 1 and 2 at The Training Hall in Carp.

As you are aware at a previous OKC Member’s 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.

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