I have included below the CKC Board motion which was passed in June 2013. Because the Conformation Rule Book will not be reprinted until January 2015 the actual rule does not take effect until then. Perhaps clubs could follow the rule anyway and so state in their premium lists. MOVED BY Mr. McLean: "THAT, the Conformation Show Rules and Regulations, Section 12: Breeds, Classes, Awards and Sweepstakes, 12.6.1 be amended effective January 1, 2015 with the addition of Procedure for awarding Award of Merit ribbons at Specialty Shows, as follows: 12.6 Non-Regular Classes 12.6.1 (h) Classes/Awards Available at Specialty Shows Only (v) Award of Merit This award will be made after the Best of Breed judging. A Specialty club may offer one Award of Merit for every 10 dogs competing at Best of breed level. If this award is to be made, it must be in the premium list and the criteria must be fully explained. Where Awards of Merit are offered, these awards are made by the judge after the awarding of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, Select Dog and Select Bitch from the dogs remaining in the ring."
|March 18, 2013|
|A New Addition to the Top 10 CKC-Registered Breeds for 2012|
|The numbers are in for 2012 and there is a new addition to the top ten CKC-registered breeds – it’s the adorable Havanese from the Toy Group!Whereas the 2010 and 2011 top ten lists were virtually the same, with the only variant being the Bernese Mountain Dog and Boxer trading places at seven and eight, this year the Boxer is out and the Havanese is in. Other than that there was some minor movement in the list, with the Golden Retriever moving into the number two position and knocking the German Shepherd back to third and the Bernese Mountain Dog unseating the Yorkshire Terrier at number six.
Again, the most popular dog in Canada is one of our “Living Legends” the much-loved and celebrated Labrador Retriever.
A complete list of dog and litter registrations by Group for 2010 – 2012 is available via the member website in the February 2013 issue of Kennel and Bench.
|CKC Welcomes New Executive Director|
|The Canadian Kennel Club is delighted to announce that Lance Novak has
been named Executive Director.
Lance has over 20 years of experience in senior management and executive roles primarily in the regulatory and nonprofit sectors and was most recently part of the executive team at the Ontario College of Trades. As Director, he provided strategic direction for startup of member services, standards development and assessment services for skilled trades in Ontario.
Prior to that, Lance was Vice President, Sales and Marketing at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Over his 15 years at CSA, Lance was involved with multiple stakeholder groups across Canada and led a portfolio that grew revenues by more than five-fold and reached record high client satisfaction ratings.
Throughout his career, Lance has brought success and business growth through a variety of initiatives and projects including; new product development and delivery, IT direction and implementation, event management, new business development and strategic alliances. Lance is also a firm believer that success is achieved through engaged and motivated staff that are attuned and aligned to the needs of members, customers and stakeholders.
Lance has also served on many Boards over the years with common threads of volunteerism and a social mandate. For example, he served as Chair of the Board of one of Canada’s largest health and safety associations during a major system overhaul and merger.
As a supporter and owner of purebred dogs for over thirty years (with perhaps a small bias to Irish Wolfhounds), Lance is proud and excited to have this opportunity to champion the mission and goals of The Canadian Kennel Club. CKC shares Lance’s vision of a world of opportunity in which the Club will flourish and prosper. We look forward to welcoming Lance’s insight, experience and leadership to the Club in early February 2013.