We held a Halloween party, dressing up in very creative costumes, where we played games and did tricks with our dogs. We filmed the evening and created an amateur video to share with children, with the hope that it might give them a giggle. We had such fun making it. Our hope was that it would bring smiles, giving them a moment's repreive from the disease they are battling. We sent our video along with our thoughts and prayers to various institutions and have received much thanks and appreciation.
MBKC Members and their dogs dressed in Patriotic attire, performed wonderful tricks and played silly games. It was all filmed to create a movie to be sent to our Military Troops over seas via the Give2TheTroops program. Dan Ackerman, retired Army Dog Handler and his wife Kelly, an Army Military Police Officer joined the members as special guests. The Dress Your Dog Relay, Musical Chairs and "Snoopy Says"...like the game "Simon Says" were fun & crazy. The laughter was over the top when the MBKC Members played the "Don't Eat the Hotdog" game....the Member threw a hot dog about 25 feet away, then sent their dog to retrieve it....whoever has the most hotdog left when the dog comes back is the winner. Most of these highly trained dogs didn't bring much hotdog back to the Owner.....in fact only Sheryl Evans and her Newfie, Liberty, had ANYTHING left of the hotdog.
Patti Shepard and her Rottweiler, Tucker, won the "Best Dressed Couple" Award.
Lori Nickeson and her German Shepard, Monty, marched to Military music and thanked the Troops for their service, with Monty giving them a Dog wave.
Sandy Lachowski and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Magic, gave a wonderful demonstration of keeping you and your dog fit, from lifting weights to playing basketball.
Liberty also showed a wonderful trick where she held the American Flag in her mouth, sat up, and waved to the Troops.
MBKC Members and their dogs, train, perform & serve in many areas, including conformation, obedience, agility, fieldwork, herding, therapy, rescue, and tracking, just to name a few. The Club meets for a business meeting the 3rd Monday of every month, 6:45pm at Pleasant Ridge Community Hall, 7067 SW Canal Blvd., Redmond, OR 97756. Except for in August (we hold our Member's Picnic) and in December we have our Annual meeting and a a Christmas celebration.
Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club is not just about purebred dogs and conformation. About three years ago, the American Kennel Club began the AKC Canine Partner Program. This program offers ALL dogs to join the AKC family. Joining Canine Partners allows mixed breed dogs and non-eligible AKC registered dogs to participate and earn titles in dog sports such as Agility, Obedience, Coursing Ability, and Tracking contests. Your dog will also be qualified to receive AKC's Canine Good Citizen Award, AKC Therapy Dog Designation, AKC Search and Rescue Titles, and more. If you are interested in this program and would like to enroll your dog and participate in some fun sports, please feel free to contact the Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club and someone will be glad to assist you. (Courtesy AKC.org) or go to AKC Canine Partners for more information.
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