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Judges: Natalene Lamming (Millstone Township, NJ), Stephanie Capkovic (Lewisberry, PA), JUDGE CHANGE: Robert Kripaitis is unable to judge for us on Saturday. Jessey Horn will judge in Rob’s place.
All Test Pre-Entries open July 22, 2017 and close September 15, 2017 @ secretary’s address.
Pre Entry Fee: RATI $15; RATN, RATO $22; RATS, RATM, Crazy 8’s $23 Late Entry Fee: RATI $20; RATN, RATO $28; RATS, RATM, Crazy 8’s $29 Day of Show Fee: RATI $25; RATN, RATO $35; RATS, RATM, Crazy 8’s $36 Dogs are required to have a Barn Hunt Registration number to show in Barn Hunt. Register your dog online at: www.barnhunt.com
Certification Permission has been granted by the Barn Hunt Association, LLC for the holding of these barn hunt trials under BHA Rules and Regulations. This trial is open to all breeds & mixed breeds of all sizes. Dogs must be 6 months of age to compete.
Cases of canine influenza are turning up all over the country. The ATD guideline concerning therapy dog's health requirements can be found in Guideline 19 and states dogs "must be current on their rabies vaccination and any other vaccines as advised by their veterinarian." Additionally, members must follow Guideline 16 that states, "Therapy dog teams must strictly adhere to all rules and regulations in each facility." ATD handlers must consider the recommendations of their veterinarian and the facility rules for all facilities they visit when deciding whether to vaccinate for any disease, including canine influenza. If you have further questions concerning canine influenza and vaccines, contact your veterinarian.
And from the Norfolk Terrier Club Health Co Chairs -
Subject: Canine Influenza Update
In response to the inquiries we are getting regarding the new and virulent strain of canine influenza that is spreading nationally, we are providing the following statement from NTC Health Committee co-chair, Marian Shaw, DVM:
Dear Club Members,
By now most of you have read the information by the AKC [note: sent by Club president Nancy Wise to Club members on May 25 and May 31] and other sources (e.g., the AVMA) about the H3N2 virus. The virus is highly contagious and current recommendations are to vaccinate any dogs that board, go to training classes or dog shows. Dogs at home will still be susceptible, so they should be vaccinated as well. Pregnant and nursing bitches and puppies cannot be vaccinated. Older debilitated animals' cases should be discussed with your veterinarian. The vaccination does not prevent the disease but lessons the severity. There are currently 2 vaccines available. One is a combination vaccine of H3N8 and H3N2 made by Merck, given 2-4 weeks apart. The other vaccine is made by Zoetis and is each virus strain as a separate vaccine. This is also given 3 weeks apart. Both have had minimal side effects. I always counsel clients that the decision to vaccinate is based on potential risk of the disease and the safety of the vaccine. Given the highly contagious nature of the disease and widespread travel of dogs, I would suggest most dogs to be vaccinated, but ultimately, this is a decision to be made with your veterinarian.
Club member (and current president of The Bluebonnet Norfolk Terrier Club) and professional handler, Judi Hartell, has just returned from a show cluster at Purina Farms (Gray Summit, MO), where we will be holding our National Specialty from April 30 - May 7, 2018, and has provided the following information regarding the conformation protocols that Purina has instituted to address this outbreak. She has also shared with us the protocols that she, personally, is now using. You may find her suggestions helpful.
• They recommended crate covers for all dogs
• Every night they treated all floors, tables and other surfaces with a bleach solution
• All personnel were told to wash their uniforms every night
• Hand sanitizer was present everywhere with people being encouraged to use it
• Signs were posted to be prepared to show your dog's bite as the judge would not do so.
• Any accidents were immediately cleaned with a bleach solution by personnel (this happens anyway at Purina)
• People were encouraged not to use the communal dog enclosures
• Judges were mandated to use hand sanitizer between classes and tables were to be cleaned between classes
Our Personal Protocol:
• Use hand sanitizer often
• Use Clorox Healthcare Germicidal wipes on the dogs' feet as soon as you get the dog back to the setup and before putting them back in their crate. If they are in and out of their crate ringside, use the wipes on the floor of the crate as soon as possible.
• Wrap crates and expens
• Do not allow the dogs on the floor or the ground of show grounds, only in the ring and in your own expens - this did mean some of our dogs had accidents in the ring but better that than further exposure to the flu. I was also worried our dogs couldn't "shake the ants out of their pants" prior to going in the ring, but again - better to have them misbehave than further exposure to the flu.
• Do not allow anyone to touch your dogs outside of your own grooming/kennel group. If you have a conflict requiring another handler, that dog stays in the crate rather than further exposure.
• Do not assist another handler who has a conflict for same reasons
• Do not allow your dog to come into contact with a dog outside your own kennel of dogs - keep your distance as much as possible in the ring.
• We wrapped our setup in the building and our outside setup with caution tape giving about an 8' perimeter around our outside setup - to discourage people walking through our setup.
• We used a Clorox footbath at our outside setup.
• We used Clorox spray on our clothes each time we went to our outside setup (RV)
• Dogs were not left in the building overnight - as soon as they were finished showing they went back to the RV
• We used "building" smocks and "RV" smocks to help avoid cross contamination.
GARDEN STATE ALL TERRIER CLUB
22nd ANNUAL POINT SHOW
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017, MERCER COUNTY PARK, WEST WINDSOR, NJ
CASH PRIZES AND LOTS OF TROPHIES
Regular Terrier Group Judge – Connie Clark
Puppy Terrier Group Judge – Dawn Martin
CASH AWARDS FOR PUPPY GROUP PLACEMENTS
1st $150 » 2nd $100 » 3rd $75 » 4th $50
Owner-Handled Group Judge – Kathi Brown
Junior Showmanship – Brian Meindl
See breed judging panel on AKC website
SPECIALTY SHOW – AIREDALE TERRIERS
SUPPORTED ENTRIES – AUSTRALIAN, BEDLINGTON, BORDER, CESKY, IRISH, LAKELAND, NORFOLK, NORWICH, PARSON RUSSELL, SOFT-COATED WHEATEN, SCOTTISH, and WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIERS
SWEEPSTAKES – AIREDALE, BEDLINGTON, NORWICH, WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIERS