Reminder: Our next meeting will take place at the Credit Valley Show, Mono (Orangeville) Saturday Nov 5 at 1pm - The Judging Schedule should be out Friday & we will send members another e-mail to advise the date & time so please watch for it. We need as many members as possible at the meeting, so, if at all possible, Please plan on being there. (Ace)
MEETING: The DPCC Nationals are only 11 months away so we have to get moving with preparations, there’s so much work to be done! For this reason, I’m assuming that this will be the main topic of our meeting. It is essential that members do their best to arrange their schedules to attend. We’d love to see new members there too so for those of you who haven’t participated in meetings or events, please try your best to be there!
The schedule for Saturday is:
Show 1 Ring 2 Class at 8:15 10 dogs ahead 0 2 0 0 Judge: Sandra Lex, Toronto
Show 2 Ring 3 Class at 3:15 11 dogs ahead 1 3 1 0 Judge: Roger Hartinger, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 17 the GMDF will be hosting the CGN test along with a Temperement Test at Dobereich Kennels in Belwood, Ontario.
The temperament test is designed for dogs at least 12 months of age. The method of administration is concise and complete using simple but logical guidelines.
These temperament evaluations show a dogs reaction to his environment.
During the test, dogs are on a choke-type collar and a 6 ft. lead. They may not be under any kind of command or attempted influence by the handler.
The owner of each dog passing the testing requirements will receive a certificate
with the dogs name and breed designation. The dogs name may now be listed with the
letters TT after the dogs name.
For More Information on the TT: Click HERE
Canine Good Neighbor Test
The Canine Good Neighbour Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, will ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.
Application Form for TT: Click HERE
July 17 at Dobereich
For more information contact Amanda Email: email@example.com
Reminder about our meeting at the SCARBOROUGH K.C. SHOW, ORANGEVILLE FAIRGROUNDS in MONO (just north & a bit east of Orangeville). For those who have never been to this location, the address is 247090 Side Road 5, Mono, L0N 1A0. The meeting will take place on Sat. Mar 12th, at 12:00 noon, upstairs in the area just past the canteen.
Dobes go at 2:05, Ring 1, Judge Larry Kereluke presiding. 7 entries: 2 1 1 3. There are 61 dogs at 2:05 so Group won’t likely be until around 4:30.
Dobe Class at Westminster on Feb. 16th, here’s a stunning pic of Sandy & Brett’s “Brooke”, AM CH/ MBIS MBISS Can GCH Liberators Triple Crown. Emily Burdon did a fantastic job presenting her.
Just a reminder, ibuprofen is NOT meant for use in dogs -for managing arthritis, or anything else! a dog owner was told in a Facebook group it was safe to give, then brought the dog into the Vet for bleeding from the mouth, he then proceeded to vomit up a gelatinous mess...and caused some hefty Vet bills.
ASA, acetominophen, paracetamol and almost all human pain relievers are toxic to animals if not in it's entirely, then in similar dosages. Best advice, give NOTHING unless prescribed by a veterinarian.
Please do not rely on the advice of groups on social media when it comes to the welfare of your pet. It is always best to seek Veterinary advice.
Thanks Dianne, for bringing this post to our attention.
This will be the final reminder about our meeting at the SCARBOROUGH K.C. SHOW, ORANGEVILLE FAIRGROUNDS in MONO (just north & a bit east of Orangeville). For those who have never been to this location, the address is 247090 Side Road 5, Mono, L0N 1A0. The meeting will take place on Sat. Mar 12th, time to be decided when the Judging Schedule is available. We will have this info about a week before the meeting so an e-mail will be sent to our members. We’ll also let you know the number of entries and when Dobes are in the ring.
Note that we will be holding a Booster on Saturday, so if u plan on showing, keep in mind that entries close on Mon., Feb. 29th at 8 pm.
Our 2016 Specialty will be the main topic of discussion at the meeting. If you are a member & would like to add something to the Agenda, please e-mail either Ace firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We always hope for a good turnout at our meetings & we particularly appeal to our newest members. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow Club members, talk Dobes & watch them strut their stuff in the ring, a beautiful thing to see, honest! Hopefully the weather will co-operate.
(Republished from www.sciencedaily.com)
A novel therapy tested by University of Guelph scientists for treating a fatal heart disorder in dogs might ultimately help in diagnosing and treating heart disease in humans.
Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professors Glen Pyle and Lynne O'Sullivan have also identified potential causes of inherited dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or "weak heart."
The groundbreaking study was published this month in the American Journal of Physiology.
"The cardiovascular systems of dogs and people are very similar," said Pyle, a professor in OVC's Department of Biomedical Sciences and a member of U of G's Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations.
"It allows us do comparative investigations that can advance understanding of this fatal condition."
In both dogs and people with DCM, the weakened heart muscle becomes unable to pump blood around the body. The cause of the problem is often unknown, although it's common to involve genetics.
Researchers suspect malfunctioning muscle proteins cause the heart to weaken, allowing it to dilate like an overfilled balloon.
DCM is the second leading cause of heart failure in dogs, and it's especially common in large breeds. Dogs typically show no symptoms until the disease is well-advanced.
The condition is often inherited; up to 60 per cent of Doberman Pinschers are affected during their lifetime. Other breeds such as Irish wolfhounds and Great Danes also have high rates.
In people, 30 to 50 per cent of DCM cases are hereditary.
The end result of DCM is congestive heart failure. While medical advances have reduced deaths from congestive heart failure by 40 per cent in the past decade, the condition still afflicts hundreds of thousands of Canadians, and the five-year mortality rate remains high.
Aging populations worldwide are likely to cause dramatic increases in the rate of heart failure in the upcoming decades, Pyle said.
"The cause of a substantial percentage of DCM cases remains unknown," he said. "This is why it's urgent to develop novel agents that can improve heart function."
For the study, Pyle and O'Sullivan, a clinical cardiologist in OVC's Health Sciences Centre, worked with researchers at the University of Washington to test a novel therapy in diseased heart cells.
The therapy involves introducing a molecule involved in muscle contraction. In heart cells from dogs with DCM, it restored normal function. The next step is developing a gene therapy that would allow the molecule to be produced in heart muscle cells in patients with DCM.
"This suggests it's a promising therapeutic approach worth further investigating for the treatment of DCM," said O'Sullivan. One of 10 board-certified veterinary cardiologists in Canada, she runs OVC's Doberman DCM screening program.
The researchers also discovered some problems in the heart muscle that likely contribute to DCM. "This may shed light on the mechanical impairment in failing hearts," Pyle said.
The Guelph scientists are also working with researchers in Finland on DCM genetics and proteins. That work might lead to development of therapies for targeting specific proteins, said Pyle.
Both researchers belong to U of G's Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations, one of a few centres worldwide studying heart disease from single molecules to clinical applications.