Three items have been put before the Ontario members for voting. All members with an email address have been sent an electronic vote. Please check your email for information.
Those registered as having “no email” will receive a paper copy.
Voting closes at 11:59 June 30.
Due to unforeseen circumstance, the dates for the Regional Show and Breed Survey have been moved, and the judge has been changed.
The new date is July 6-8, and the new judge will be Edgar Pertl (SV).
Due to the weather forecast for the weekend, the heavy rain and the high risk of freezing rain/ice storm, the Ontario Regional Board and the Teaching Helpers have decided to postpone the National Helper seminar.
For the helpers and handlers planning to come, transportation would be potentially dangerous, and the fieldwork itself, for the helpers and the dogs, too prone to injury.
The new date for the seminar is May 26-27 and will take place at the TOP Working Dog Club in Aylmer.
We all regret this last minute notice, but there is unfortunately little we can do.
Ontario Region Members,
The results of the open positions up for election are as follows. The successful applicants will assume their roles effective the 2018 Regional AGM.
Chairperson: Hank Bowden (appointed by acclamation)
Show Director: Frank Caputo (appointed by acclamation)
Chair, Ontario Elections
Due to a cancellation at this coming Saturday’s Helper Certification – there is one space available for a helper looking to either certify or re-certify.
Please email email@example.com
ASAP to confirm the spot.
Helper Seminar with Craig Wandtke – Niagara Hundesport
Location: Fenwick, ON
6 spots, Entry & Club Levels only
Contact: Renee Lucescu
Also – members – please support your Ontario helpers by coming out with dogs for the helpers to work. Without our helpers – we don’t have a sport!
The results of the 2017 Canadian National Championship are online at:
Working Dog EU – there is video as well – but you need to be a member to see them.
At the Host Site – which also has the Show Results
The official photographer’s site is here: EurosportK9
Other photos archived at Pausing Motion.
Congratulations and kudos go out to many people: to those who won, to those who competed, to all those who worked so hard to put on this event, and to those who supported everyone else!
SHOW participants – last day to enter is JUNE 9th
Spots are filling up fast. Please don’t leave it to the last minute.
Also ensure that your GSSCC memberships are up to date, as you can’t enter without a valid membership.
Even if you are not competing – this is one of the main events of the season, and an excellent occasion to come out and cheer for the competitors and the dogs! We look forward to seeing you there.
-Board of Directors
Ontario Region Schutzhund Association
If you are planning on importing a dog, this page may be useful to you. Disturbingly – the governing body is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – but presumably – that is a holdover from the days when it was mostly livestock moving around. Not actually implying that dogs are food. We hope. 😉
Probably the most obvious things you will need to know is about microchips:
Canada does not require a microchip or tattoo identification for dogs imported as personal pets. However, dogs under 8 months of age imported under the commercial category (dogs for retail sale, breeding purposes, show or exhibition, scientific research, dogs in ‘special training status’, and dogs destined for adoption and/or animal welfare organization) must be identified by an electronic microchip.
and rabies vaccines:
Dogs imported into Canada must have all necessary vaccines depending on the age of dog. A dog that is less than 3 months of age at the time of import does not require rabies vaccination. However, proof of a dog’s age must be provided on request.
Please do check the information on the site – which is very well designed – in case of changes/updates to policies.
The USA, however, does require puppies to be vaccinated for rabies before import, and stipulates that puppies under 4 months cannot be vaccinated for rabies – therefore, puppies may not travel to the US under 4 months of age. (CDC – USA)