NEWSLETTER ISSUE 10 SPRING 2012 Special points of Interest: o o o Dates for the Diary Club AGM Club Open Show Judging Seminar Crufts Report Dr. Jean Dodds Seminar Contest of Champions Welcome to our Newsletter. Crufts is over for another year, again it was a busy weekend meeting all the old friends and meeting new people. I hope you all had a good time showing (and shopping) and that both the dogs and handlers enjoyed their time there. Congratulations are due to all those who participated, but remember that you all take home the best dog on the day. The committee would like to extend special thanks to those members and their dogs who took the time to meet the public on the Discover Dogs stand and educate people about our breed and what is involved in owning a Japanese Akita Inu. Hopefully, more people are educated about the breed and are more able to judge if this is the breed for them. As the show season approaches we would like to encourage the members to support the judges on the club’s judging list. The judges on the list have shown an interest in the breed and have completed the judging seminar and assessment to show they understand the breed standard. The current judging list can be found on the club website: http://www.japaneseakita-inu.co.uk/Files/PDF/JAICJUDGESLIST_2012_v3.pdf I would also like to include photos of members dogs in the Newsletter, if you have any nice photos of your dogs that you would like including please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These don’t have to be show pose photos, any photos of Japanese Akita Inu will be considered. I will include the best 2 in each Newsletter, the theme for the next newsletter will be ‘Summer Holidays’. Breed classes scheduled at: National Dog Show Date: 12/05/2012 Judge: Miss Sue Cartwright Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford. ST18 0BD Entries close: 22/03/2012 Bath Canine Society Championship Show Date: 12/05/2012 Judge: Mr Jeff Luscott Three Shires Field Bannerdown, Bath BA1 8EG Entries close: 20/04/2012 Bournemouth Canine Society Championship Show Date: 11/08/2012 Judge: Mr Tim Ball* Pikes Farm, Organford, Poole BH16 6EU Entries close: 20/04/2012 * B List Judge City of Birmingham Championship Show Date: 02/09/2012 Judge: TBD Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Entries close: 09/07/2012 Japanese Akita Inu Club show (same date/venue as City of Birmingham) Date: 02/09/2012 Judge: Mr Bob Browne* * B List Judge Dates for the diary. Events in 2012 There are a number of events that are going to be held during the year by both the club and other organisations that may be of interest to Japanese Akita Inu owners. This is the main opportunity for members to get an update on the activities that the club has been doing, and the direction that the committee are proposing to take the club in during the next year. Please do attend so that you can help to ensure that your views are shared so that we can make sure that we’re serving the needs of all of our members. If we don’t know what you would like us to do we can’t respond! Jean Dodds Seminar – 09.06.2012 – this is not organised by the Japanese Akita Inu club but it’s a great opportunity to meet Jean Dodds. For those who are not aware, Dr. Dodds is a world-wide leading expert in the testing and diagnosis of thyroid problems. Breed Club show – 04.09.2012 – the Japanese Akita Inu club will again be holding a club show at the City of Birmingham show venue. This is a great opportunity for exhibitors to attend 2 shows on the same day at the same venue. The club show will be held in the KC building adjacent to the main show in the morning, with Japanese Akita Inu classes at Birmingham City Championship show being judged in the afternoon. Judging Seminar 04.11.2012 – Judging the Japanese Akita Inu. Attendance and completion of the hands-on assessment is required for admittance onto the Japanese Akita Inu Judging Lists. Places are on a first come basis and limited to a maximum of 15 candidates. If you wish to be considered for a place please contact Maureen Thompson on email: email@example.com. Annual AGM – 15.04.2012 – 11:00am Firs Garden Community Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire. DE55 7FU Club Website www.japaneseakita-inu.co.uk If you have news or information to share with other members please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that not all articles received can be published.