Monday, June 6, 2011

News from the AKC

Hi All,

MOM said that SHE read, on facebook over the weekend, that the AKC was going to allow English coon hounds into the breed rings and they will be at Westminster Kennel Club dog show next Feb!!!!

MOM said that since the AKC has recognized English coon hounds as an actual breed of dog, that Travis and I can go to the AKC sponsored shows and get a title. When MOM told Travis this, he asked if he would have to get up on a bench, like the UKC uses. SHE told him that at the AKC dog shows the dogs, unless they are small dogs, are shown standing on the floor and that whoever is showing them can use bait (food - Travis' ears really perked up at the word "food") to keep the dog's attention on the handler. He thought about it for a while and then he told MOM that he would like to go to one show and if it's all that SHE said it was then he might go to more shows. I told MOM that I was ready now to go.

I can't wait to go bye-bye with MOM to a new dog show. It will be fun. The only thing MOM said was that SHE would not be able to take both me and Travis to the shows at the same time - I told her that was fine with me and Travis said he was OK with that too.

I don't know when we'll get to go to these new shows but I'm getting my show collars and leads ready for that day. I hope it will be soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bye for now,