Grand Rapids

Kennel Club

Board of Directors

 

 

PRESIDENT

Mr. Clare Lodenstein

269.792.9590

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Delberta Gogulski

 

 TREASURER

Janna Bayle

 

RECORDING

SECRETARY

Lin Beenen

 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

Diane Black

3030 Timpson Ave SE

Lowell MI 49331

 

  DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Len Podleski

Michelle Waterman  

 

AKC DELEGATE

Sandee Lovett

 

LEGISLATIVE LIAISONS

Kevin Nieboer

Nori Goodhue

 

  GRKC 

NEWSLETTER

EDITOR

The Hairy

Len Podleski

 

   

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos submitted and used with permission by Grand Rapids Kennel Club Members

 

 

AKC DIGITAL GAZETTE

 

 

Nine Ways to Prevent Canine Cancer

Dogs fill key roles in our society

Are Dogs Disappearing?
Reprinted by permission from PET AGE, August 2010.
 
 
An Obituary For Words
Article by Cindy Cooke, Legislative Specialist
 
 
AKC PAC
A Letter from Nina Schaefer, Chairman AKC PAC Board
 
 
The Right To Breed
Article by Catherine McMillan, National Post
 
 
DOG SHOW SCHEDULE
Customized for YOU
 
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DNA SAMPLE COLLECTION

conducted by 

 

The VanAndel Institute Center for

Canine Health and Performance

 

Please join us to help with research on cancer in dogs!

 

The dog you love can help humans live a better life!

DNA samples from purebred dogs to assist with research. 

The dog's date of birth, AKC Registration number, breed and owner information are required to participate.

 

 

*Samples from Toy Breeds will be taken as a cheek swab

*Samples from larger breeds will be taken as a blood sample

*Samples will be collected by Dr. Roe Froman of the VanAndel Institute. 

 

 

If you want to donate blood, a kit can be sent to you with instructions for blood collection samples to be mailed to the VanAndel Institute.


VanAndel Research Institute Launches Canine Cancer Studies

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Van Andel Research Institute Launches New Canine Cancer Studies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compay is a black poodle bred by GRKC Member Char Czarnecki and owned by Shirley Robertson Colando of Michigan. Shirley says, "Compay is the smartest poodle that I have ever trained."      

Compay earned his Canadian TD at 7 months of age and his AKC Champion Tracker 2 years later.  He started agility at 2 years of age and rapidly made his way into the excellent ring where he is now working on his advanced titles.  He also tracks in Canadian and has 3 of the 4 titles there.  His official AKC name is CT Colando's Compay Segundo AX, AXJ, OF.  He also has an agility title in Canadian along with the 3 tracking titles and 2 agility titles in UKC.  He is working on Obedience and Rally Obedience as well.

 

Wallace, a cream colored poodle, was also bred by Char Czarnecki. Wallace started agility at age 3 and titled in both AKC and UKC agility. He also did Rally obedience and titled at the first Poodle Club of America Rally event in 2005.  Wallace discovered the joy of tracking and also earned his TD at the first PCA tracking event in 2009.  He went on to earn his Canadian CKC tracking title the same year in fog so thick that his handler could not see the second flag on the field 30 yards away.  Wallace' official name is UACHX Czar Colando's Wallace RN, TD, OA, NAJ, OAP, OJP,& TD(CKC). This photo is of his final run for his last UKC title.  Wallace died at age 11 before he could do advanced tracking as he did not start tracking until he was 10 years of age. Wallace was on the April 2011 Avonside Calendar which was published worldwide.

 

 

Char Nash and Her "Newfies" Take Pet Therapy to a National Level

Grand Haven Tribune - January 5, 2010 Spring Lake - By working towards their Emergency Preparedness badge, Cub Scout Pack 3054, Den 3, is learning what it takes to become ready for a possible emergency situation.

On Monday night at Spring Lake Baptist Church, the scouts put together basic emergency supply kits from material donated from North Ottawa Community Hospital.   

In addition, Char Nash talked to them about the work she and her therapy trained Newfoundland dog, Lily, do to help in crisis situations.  They are certified Crisis Response Animal Team and are often called on when tragedies occur, Nash said.  

"We are here to give emotional recovery," Nash explained to the young scouts.  The Cub Scouts are working towards their Emergency Preparedness badge in honor of Chance Nash, the 11-year-old Nunica boy who died Dec. 31 following a sledding accident in Grand Haven, Den Leader Andrew Sprite said.  Sprite said he felt it was important to talk to the scouts about being prepared for all kinds of situations after Chance's death.  

"Our community offers many exciting activities all year long," Sprite said.  "As a Cub Scout leader, I find it important to instill thoughts of safety into each of our scouting lessons.  By doing so, I hope that if a child is in a situation that is out of their control, something they remember will come forward to assist him or her in any way."

Char Nash is not related to Chance Nash.  

To earn the Emergency Preparedness badge, the scouts must explain the buddy system, what to do in an emergency and natural disasters, skiing safety, ice skating safety, how to approach hurt or stray animals, and create a family first aid kit and a mini first aid kit.

 

 
 

TRACKING PHOTOS

Compay was bred by GRKC Member Char Czarnecki

 

 

CZAR KEEGAN LITTLE FIRE  "Keegan"

BRADMOOR-CZAR BET RED  "Reggie"

BRADMOOR-CZAR BET RED  "Reggie"

CZAR KEEGAN LITTLE FIRE   "Keegan"

  Photos by Lisa Devroy-Clay, 15 Degrees Left of Center, reprinted with permission.

WELSH TERRIERS

Czar Keegan Little Fire, call name "Keegan" (on the front cover, shown top left) has been published in an Irish Terrier 2011 calendar by Lisa Clay. A young male Irish owned by Char Czarnecki, GRKC Member. Bradmoor-Czar Bet Red, call name "Reggie" is also in this global calendar. These calendars went to Australia, Finland, Croatia, Germany and the United Kingdom. Congratulations Char!

 

Photos of Christmas Party 2010 submitted by Pat DenBoer

      

      

 

Maggie to Char Czarnecki (Breeder of Ivy): "I hope you saw Ivy's picture in the Terrier Topics. We finally finished the UDX. AKC stated we were only the 3rd Wire Fox Terrier to ever complete the title. We are trying to finish the Obedience Master title.

"Zucker and Tina went to Berlin Fair in July to try Dock Dog Jumping. Zucker's personal best was 13'03" while nursing 4 week old pups in between competition. Pups were born June 12, 2010 - -five girls and one boy." 

 

DAY IN THE PARK 2009

 

 

DOG DAY IN THE PARK 2008

 

This annual day-long extravaganza will be held on June 5, 2010 to promote responsible dog ownership and will include educational booths, apartment housing for dog owners, bandanas for dogs, spinning dog hair into yarn, demonstrations of various types including agility, obedience, rally, frisbee, showmanship, dog sledding, weight pulling, retrieving and more. Additionally, Canine Good Citizen evaluations will be conducted, rescue groups and vendors will be available to offer information regarding services and products. The Police Canine Unit will conduct demonstrations. 

 

There will be carnival games and concessionaires with great food. Prizes and "goodies" will be available to attendees and contest winners! Exciting contests will be judged by Dr. Karyl Ropko, DVM of Northeast Cat & Dog Hospital. Each winner will receive a ribbon and the BEST DOG will receive a rosette ribbon.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

info@dogdayinthepark.com

 

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