OKC News & Events

Ottawa Kennel Club Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Location: Indigo (Chapters), Pinecrest Mall)
Time: 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Everyone welcome! Bring Refreshments to share at our break.


The 2019 Sanction Match

Hello to all OKC Members and Friends.

The OKC Sanction Match will take place in Brockville on Saturday April 13th.

Attached is the Sanction Match flyer (the same information can be found on FB and on canuckdogs.com)

We are in need of a few more volunteers to ensure the success of the Match.

The roles required are:

∑ Registration: 1 or 2 people to register exhibitors as they arrive. Registration is taken up until the show time.

∑ Ring stewards: 2 people. We will be having 2 rings in use most of the time.

∑ Hospitality: volunteers to make food items and bring them to the Sanction Match such as sandwiches, soups, chili, dessert items (muffin, squares, cookies).

∑ Hospitality: 2 people to coordinate food items in the kitchen.

∑ Setup/Take down/Clean up: Need 1 more volunteer to help.

If you can assist in any of these areas, please send an email to Benjamin (shchin@yahoo.com) and indicate which task you can help with.

Thank you!

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Help! Eye Clinic Location Needed!

The OKC is having a very difficult time finding a suitable location for our Eye Clinic. We need one room to accept (scheduled) dogs through out the day. 

The dog receives eye drops, after 10 minutes the scheduled dog is called into a separate room that has been darkened for the Doctor to do his examination, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes. We usually have about 50-60 dogs through out the day. 

Location preferred is the west end of Ottawa with parking. Date is Sunday, March 31st. Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We have tried several Community Centres, Recreational Centres, Dog Training locations, Churches and even the RCMP where they hold the musical ride. All declined due to allergies/dogs not allowed or they were closed. 

Please contact Gail Somers @613-741-7486 if you know of a location.



Squibs Mercier 


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our archivist, historian and mentor of the Ottawa Kennel Club Squibs Mercier who passed away Sunday 2 December 2018. 

She was a lovely lady who really cared about dogs, especially her Staffordshire Terrier Vicky.



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 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.)