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Don’t Forget the Match on Sunday!

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We’ll be holding our annual AKC Sanctioned B Match this year on Sunday, October 20th, at the Gem City Dog Obedience Club, 1654 Springfield St, Dayton. The match is indoors, climate-controlled and food will be available.  (You can click on the image of the flyer to make it bigger.)

Pre-entries are $7.50 each and should be mailed to Gary Sinck, 725 Xenia Ave, Dayton, OH 45410 and must be postmarked by October 14.  Entries will also be taken on day-of-show, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. (Day of show entries are $10)  Judging will begin at 12:00 noon.  Junior Showmanship will be judged first, followed by breed judging. There are three age divisions of puppy classes: 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months. There are also classes for adult dogs who have not yet earned a “major” at an AKC dog show.  The match will culminate is Best Adult Dog in Match and Best Puppy in Match.

A few rules to be aware of:

  • Absolutely NO CHALK.  The facility is an agility club, with a specialized floor and chalk makes the floor very slippery, and could result in injury. If we catch you with chalk, we will ask you to leave. And we’d hate to do that, so please, no chalk. None. Nope, not even a smidgen.
  • No taped ears. This is an AKC regulation, and we are bound to observe it. They even go as far as to say that a judge is not allowed to judge a dog if the exhibitor removes the tape in the ring. So if your pup has taped ears, remember to take the tape off at home. We know they’re puppies, and the ears may not be “perfect” yet.
  • Professional handlers are welcome to handle their own dogs at this match. Client dogs are not permitted unless the client is on the end of the leash.
  • Entries MUST be on an official AKC entry blank. We have a downloadable one here (click the link). We will have entry forms at the match too.

The Judging Panel

  • Sporting     Larkin Vonalt
  • Hound     Skip Thielen
  • Working     Sylvia Jones
  • Terrier     Brad Reese
  • Toy     Brad Reese
  • Non-Sporting     Rick Mouser
  • Herding     Charlie Evans
  • Junior Showmanship     Dr. Tracy Leonard, DVM
  • Best in Match    Cindy Benson

A word about the “Ohio Virus”

Many of us in Ohio have been alerted to the presence of an unidentified virus that has stricken some dogs in the Cincinnati and Akron area. We have been in touch with the State Veterinarian who assured us that it would be safe to hold this match. (Unlike dog parks, which he has advised to avoid.) The Gem CIty facility is kept scrupulously clean; swept and mopped regularly. They know that the virus is spread by fecal contact, so we are asking you to be extra vigilant in picking up after your dog. The rate of contagion is very low– dogs in the same households have not been equally affected– and treatment of symptoms gives dogs an excellent prognosis.  Please know that if we believed that this match could endanger dogs in any way, we would not have gone forward with it. So come on out and have some fun. 

Directions

  • From US35: Take the N. Smithville Road exit and follow Smithville Rd. north all the way to the end. At the t-junction, turn LEFT.  Gem City Dog Club will be on your LEFT. It is set back off of the road, behind an auto-parts dealer. There are large colorful dog cut-outs on the building.
  • From Ohio 4: Take the Stanley/Findlay Street exit towards downtown. (South) (Left if you’re coming from Columbus area, right if you’re coming from I-75) Turn LEFT on First Street, which merges with Springfield St. Gem City Dog Club will be on your RIGHT. It is set back off of the road, behind an auto-parts dealer. There are large colorful dog cut-outs on the building.
  • From I-75: take the Ohio 4 exit. Take the Stanley/Findlay Street exit towards downtown. (South) (Left if you’re coming from Columbus area, right if you’re coming from I-75) Turn LEFT on First Street, which merges with Springfield St. Gem City Dog Club will be on your RIGHT. It is set back off of the road, behind an auto-parts dealer. There are large colorful dog cut-outs on the building.
  • From I-70, east of Dayton: Take the Ohio 4 exit. When you are nearing Dayton, look for the  Take the Stanley/Findlay Street exit towards downtown. (South) Turn LEFT on First Street, which merges with Springfield St. Gem City Dog Club will be on your RIGHT. It is set back off of the road, behind an auto-parts dealer. There are large colorful dog cut-outs on the building.Gem City Dog Club will be on your RIGHT. It is set back off of the road, behind an auto-parts dealer. There are large colorful dog cut-outs on the building.
  • From I-70, west of Dayton: Take the I-75 exit. Then get off on Ohio 4.  Take the Stanley/Findlay Street exit towards downtown. (South) (Left if you’re coming from Columbus area, right if you’re coming from I-75) Turn LEFT on First Street, which merges with Springfield St. Gem City Dog Club will be on your RIGHT. It is set back off of the road, behind an auto-parts dealer. There are large colorful dog cut-outs on the building.
  • CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO MAKE IT LARGER.

 

 

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