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The Gossip Column: June 14, 2024

AKC awards companion-event scholarships, institutes zero-tolerance policy

This year’s COMPANION EVENT SCHOLARSHIP recipients have been announced by the AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, with a total of $10,000 to the winners. Participating in events such as agility, obedience and rally, the scholarship winners are DANIELLE WAGNER and her Border Collie and Papillion; LOGANN BEAULIEU and her Pembroke Welsh Corgi; CAROLINE HALL and her Beagle and All American Dog; TRENTON STEVENS and his Border Collie and Australian Shepherd; OLIVIA UYEN and her Standard Manchester Terrier, Golden Retriever and Belgian Malinois; CARIE DUMONT and her Cardigan Welsh Corgi; KATHRYN DOANE and her Golden Retriever, Irish Setter and English Springer Spaniel, and AVA HADA and her Dachshund, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever and Beagle. ...

In other AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB news, effective immediately is a policy that affirms it is a privilege to be part of the AKC; everyone who participates must refrain from conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the sport of dogs. It also states in part that there is a zero-tolerance policy of those convicted of a crime or subject to a disposition of a criminal proceeding. When the AKC becomes aware of a possible violation, they will undertake their own investigation and act accordingly. Kudos to the board of directors for announcing this policy and the strong language used to inform us they stand ready to suspend all privileges of those who violate these new and enforced rules. In the litigious society in which we now Iive, the AKC was wise in waiting to announce these new enforceable policies until the verbiage was correct and enforceable. 

The devastating storms that have gripped the world have been especially devastating in Brazil. Professional handler ADRIAN ROCHA, whose family has been affected by these storms, has established a GOFUNDME page to help those in need called FLOOD IN BRAZIL: Visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/fload-in-brazil. (If typing into your browser, please note spelling in the web address.) ...

Celebrating a Wedding Anniversary … LINDA & JOHN KRUKAR. Celebrating Birthdays … KAREN WILSON, KAREN LEFRAK, JEFFREY PEPPER, MICHAEL KEMP, RANDY MCATEER, FRANCES FOSTER, CLAY COADY, BILL PACE, VICKI SEILER CUSHMAN, JOHN MURPHY, BOB BUSBY, LISA WEISS, RACHEL CORBIN, JIM FREDERICKSEN, ELLIOTT FEDERMAN, HENRY ODUM, STEPHEN CABRAL, CARMEN SKINNER, PATTI WIDICK NEALE, WHITNEY PERRY, PETER PETERSON, MARY NORTON, PERRY PAYSON and CALLEY ANNE POTTS-RUPP.

 

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