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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

YOUR INFO IS DUE 17 APR 2014 TO MARY SWORDS

PDPC ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET 07 MAY 2014


ALL MEMBERS RECEIVED PACKET INFO WITH INSTRUCTIONS.

         


PILGRIM  DPC 40th Anniversary  Back-to-Back Specialty Shows

We are trying a new site this year. And we have gorgeous trophies.

 And we’ll feed you. And we have a few tricks up our sleeves, such as:
Six (6)!! Opportunities for points!! 

That’s (6) consecutive opportunities for points all at one site.

We’re expecting majors!!!!


Pilgrim Doberman Pinscher Club will host two concurrent specialties at the Breeders’ Circuit Dog Shows.

These specialties will be held after Doberman judging at the Souhegan KC show  on Friday, November 1 and the Framingham District KC show on Saturday, November 2.

The all-breed shows begin Thursday, October 31, and with the inclusion of  these specialties, Doberman exhibitors will have 6 total events in which to compete and earn points during the circuit.

Where:  The Hampshire Dome in Milford NH (about 25 miles north of Fitchburg, MA)

Judges:            Friday      Sweepstakes (Puppy and Veterans): Mr. Gary Breton
                                       Regular Classes (including Veterans): Mr. Doug Matson

                        Saturday  Sweepstakes (Puppy and Veterans): Mrs.Shelly Sinclair-Wood
                                       Regular Classes (including Veterans): Ms. Marilyn Biggs

Special trophies have been procured to celebrate our 40th anniversary as well as our joining up with the Breeders’ Circuit for these specialties.

Trophies will be given to ALL first place class winners.

Food will be served during a break between Doberman all-breed judging and the Specialty judging, and everyone’s invited.

Come celebrate with us!

Judges for the All-Breed shows are
             Thursday       Mr. Bob Busby           
             Friday             Mr. William Rodriguez
             Saturday        Mrs. Deborah J. Wilkins
             Sunday          Mr. Warner Cespedes 

Entries close October 16th ~ don’t miss out!  


From our
Corresponding Secretary


Subject: Fwd: Canine parvovirus outbreaks affecting northern Berkshire County and Worcester County.


BOSTON – Friday, June 14, 2013 – Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources' Division of Animal Health are alerting dog owners of two significant Canine parvovirus outbreaks affecting northern Berkshire County and Worcester County.

Dozens of dogs have been affected in these two areas, and several have died or had to be euthanized due to severe illness caused by the virus. There are effective vaccines available and animal health officials are urging dog owners to check with their veterinarian to confirm that their pets are protected.

Puppies generally require a series of vaccinations and adult dogs may need a yearly booster. All of the dogs that have been infected during these outbreaks had either never been vaccinated, or had only received one vaccine.

Parvovirus primarily infects puppies, but any unvaccinated dog can be susceptible. Dogs usually exhibit symptoms of gastrointestinal illness, including vomiting and diarrhea. Although dogs can recover from the disease if it is detected early and treated aggressively, it can be fatal. The virus is typically spread directly from dog to dog, but it can persist in the environment for several months. Dogs that have been infected and recover can remain infectious for several months.

Canine parvovirus does not affect humans or other domestic animals.


DAR's mission is to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts. Through its four divisions – Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance, Agricultural Markets, Animal Health, and Crop and Pest Services – DAR strives to support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of the Commonwealth's agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture's role in energy conservation and production. For more information, visit DAR's website at www.mass.gov/agr 




NEW VACCINE AVAILABLE FOR BONE CANCER

Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) is most commonly seen in large and giant breed dogs. It is an aggressive cancer that frequently affects the long bones and despite limb amputation and chemotherapy many dogs die from the cancer that spreads to their lungs.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania?s School of Veterinary Medicine are now evaluating a new vaccine for dogs that have been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. If your dog has recently been diagnosed with bone cancer or is currently undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer he/she may be eligible for vaccination.

Details of the study including the benefits of enrollment are available HERE


Alternatively you can contact the Principal Investigator of the study Dr. Nicola Mason directly at: nmason@vet.upenn.edu or by telephone at: 215 898 3996






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