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  2. Humans are not the only beings that can identify rules in complex language-like constructions -- monkeys and great apes can do so, too, a new study has shown. Researcher used a series of experiments based on an 'artificial grammar' to conclude that this ability can be traced back to our ancient primate ancestors. View the full article
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    July, August, September 2020 Brags

    July 2020 Brags Hallie - 11 month old grandson bouncing head to rock music Cindy- walking dogs individually to get more exercise, Naomi needs harness AND collar and TWO leashes to walk - Cindy says she looks like a wagon driver walking her... August 2020 Brags o Darleen bragged that last Tuesday Miss Bug passed her CGC with Flying Colors o Betsy bragged that Mario and Oz are no longer trying to kill each other o Betsy bragged that she placed an “over worked” 1 ½ year old boy to a wonderful family that will help him over come his issue September 2020 Brags Vicky M bragged that Shaylee turns 15 on 9/2
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    October 2020 Brags

    Betsy Bragged that Mario loves white wine and will drink anything left unattended Vicky M: Shaylee can still sneak out of the house without being noticed by Vicky’s son and get arrested by Washington Co Dog control Vicky M: Trixie went WB 3 of the days at Enimclaw Tom bragged that Bay had healthy litter of 5 on Sunday afternoon, 3 girls 2 boys. All 5 In less than an hour. Vicki H: In early Sept. KC blessed us with 3 girls and a boy, 7.1 ounce girl had to be pulled out. She was told when she Dropped her off the rest wouldn’t survive. But they did great Cindi: Finally Jimmy & Jasmin Toto Trot walk, twice around the lake. Peggy joined them with Dundee and Elroy. Cindi was very proud of herself and the dogs. Cindi pushed the stroller but the dogs wanted to walk. Fran joined them with Cricket too. She said they did 3 laps. They now believe it was 3 times not just too. Are they bragging? Vicki H had Sunny and Pappy with her. Hallie: Eleanor turned 6 a week ago last Sunday. Retired from everything but doing very well. Got a home cooked hamburger for her birthday Hallie: Benske’s first word is Dog on his birthday Hallie: Johnny taught Benske how to kiss
  5. So glad to finally find the real standard of this magnificent gourd. I'm also surprised to find that triangle facial features are not accepted.
  6. Betsy Peets

    CRCTC Member Meeting

    Because of the Covid 19 virus we will do both a telephone and video chat meeting for updating the members on specialty, etc.. Choose which ever you are comfortable with. See below for instructions. VIDEO ACCESS to the same meeting room: If you would like to participate via video, please: 1: go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com 2: click 'join meeting' 3: use online meeting id 'tquarles9' You will have to have click on the camera icon to activate your camera. DIAL IN: dial-in number is (515) 604-9900 - this may be toll from your phone, it is your responsibility to check or call from a phone with unlimited long distance. The conference access code is 803639. Expect to be prompted to identify yourself when you dial in so we know who is there. Dial-in and disconnect times and phone numbers are recorded by the conference call provider and will be provided to the secretary to make preparation of the minutes easier During the call, we will be being more respectful of those who wish to speak. I'll continue to encourage everyone to participate, but rather than a 'free for all', I'll ask that when you wish to speak, you simply state your name, and I'll call on you to speak - please end your statement with something to indicate you're done, and I'll call on the next person - this way, people with loud phone voices won't dominate the conversation. Please call in on time - it is disruptive to have calls come in during the meeting. We'll try to start the call 5 minutes or so early.
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  8. General Appearance: Round and orange. The history of the smooth-coated field pumpkin (herein: "pumpkins") goes back to ancient times. Pumpkins appeared in the drawings of the ancient Egyptians, often next to canines that have been described variously as obvious ancestors of either the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Basenjis, or the Pharaoh Hound. The pumpkins claim to ancient origin is also upheld by its mention in great classics of literature such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater; and Cinderella. As befitting such an ancient and storied gourd, the pumpkin should present an impression of size, shell strength and graceful symmetry to the observer. Size, Proportion, Substance: The bigger the better sums up the question of size nicely. No specific size requirements are promulgated at this time, but the height at the stem should be comparable to width at the equatorial or "great circle" girth. Pumpkins are not a wicketed breed. Proportion is most important as the stately gourd should sit firm and stable while presenting an easily carveable face. Pumpkins are filled with a rather stringy, orange substance. This should be hand-stripped out before showing. Top portion should also be humanely excised forming a removable lid to permit what owner-handlers refer to as "candling." Head: Pumpkin expression is left open to the aesthetic vision of the groomer. Plain triangle eyes and noses, throwbacks to the fifties and earlier, to be severely penalized. Neck, Topline, Fore and Hindquarters: Pumpkins possessing any of these features must be disqualified. Judges will call for a gourdologist at their discretion. Color: A shiny, deep orange or deep wheaten color is most desired. Pale, washed out color to be severely penalized. Gait: A pumpkin of proper balance and proportion will roll with smoothness and grace. Out of round movement to be penalized to the extent it interferes with being stolen by vagrant teens, rolled down the driveway, and smashed to smithereens on the road. Temperament: The pumpkin is a stoic and stationary fruit, not given to fits of needless exercise. ---------------------------- thanks to A. Noni Muss 11 October 2000
  9. A team of psychologists have discovered a new way for humans to bond with cats. View the full article
  10. Betsy Peets

    CRCTC Member Meeting

    Because of the Covid 19 virus we will do both a telephone and video chat meeting for updating the board on specialty, etc.. Choose which ever you are comfortable with. See below for instructions. VIDEO ACCESS to the same meeting room: If you would like to participate via video, please: 1: go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com 2: click 'join meeting' 3: use online meeting id 'tquarles9' You will have to have click on the camera icon to activate your camera. DIAL IN: dial-in number is (515) 604-9900 - this may be toll from your phone, it is your responsibility to check or call from a phone with unlimited long distance. The conference access code is 803639. Expect to be prompted to identify yourself when you dial in so we know who is there. Dial-in and disconnect times and phone numbers are recorded by the conference call provider and will be provided to the secretary to make preparation of the minutes easier During the call, we will be being more respectful of those who wish to speak. I'll continue to encourage everyone to participate, but rather than a 'free for all', I'll ask that when you wish to speak, you simply state your name, and I'll call on you to speak - please end your statement with something to indicate you're done, and I'll call on the next person - this way, people with loud phone voices won't dominate the conversation. Please call in on time - it is disruptive to have calls come in during the meeting. We'll try to start the call 5 minutes or so early. Understand that you are not technically attending the meeting - the AKC does not recognize telephone presence in meetings of regional clubs, so you don't count towards the Quorum of the meeting, and you are not able to vote. Physical presence at the meeting is always preferable. These calls will be set up for all meetings, regular and board, for a trial period - if they work well, they will continue indefinitely
  11. The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces support for its 25th Anniversary Endowment Campaign. View the full article
  12. Even though dogs gaze into man's eyes, dog brains may not process faces as human brains do. A new study suggests that the canine visual system is organized differently: the face network found in primates may not extend to all mammals. View the full article
  13. Researchers monitored the success of rehoming 16 laboratory beagles in 2015-2018. The study revealed that the development of house training skills could be supported by care arrangements at the laboratory animal facilities. View the full article
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    Toto Trot 2020

  15. Betsy Peets

    CRCTC Member Meeting

    Because of the Covid 19 virus we will do both a telephone and video chat meeting for updating the board on specialty, etc.. Choose which ever you are comfortable with. See below for instructions. VIDEO ACCESS to the same meeting room: If you would like to participate via video, please: 1: go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com 2: click 'join meeting' 3: use online meeting id 'tquarles9' You will have to have click on the camera icon to activate your camera. DIAL IN: dial-in number is (515) 604-9900 - this may be toll from your phone, it is your responsibility to check or call from a phone with unlimited long distance. The conference access code is 803639. Expect to be prompted to identify yourself when you dial in so we know who is there. Dial-in and disconnect times and phone numbers are recorded by the conference call provider and will be provided to the secretary to make preparation of the minutes easier During the call, we will be being more respectful of those who wish to speak. I'll continue to encourage everyone to participate, but rather than a 'free for all', I'll ask that when you wish to speak, you simply state your name, and I'll call on you to speak - please end your statement with something to indicate you're done, and I'll call on the next person - this way, people with loud phone voices won't dominate the conversation. Please call in on time - it is disruptive to have calls come in during the meeting. We'll try to start the call 5 minutes or so early. Understand that you are not technically attending the meeting - the AKC does not recognize telephone presence in meetings of regional clubs, so you don't count towards the Quorum of the meeting, and you are not able to vote. Physical presence at the meeting is always preferable. These calls will be set up for all meetings, regular and board, for a trial period - if they work well, they will continue indefinitely
  16. Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. View the full article
  17. The white, fluffy layer that covers Camembert is made of a mold resulting from human selection, similar to the way dogs were domesticated from wolves. Scientists have shown that the mold Penicillium camemberti is the result of a domestication process. View the full article
  18. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces that in honor of its 25th anniversary, all members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors have generously agreed to match all donations received from new or lapsed donors* in support of the CHF Endowment Fund, up to a cumulative total of $155,000. View the full article
  19. A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group. View the full article
  20. If you want a dog to hunt something down, it helps to let them sniff an item to pick up the scent. Now, researchers have found that scent training honeybees might work in a similar way -- and that this approach could make bees more efficient in pollinating crops. The findings show that honeybees given food scented with sunflower odors led to a significant increase in sunflower crop production. View the full article
  21. The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, has published a review of the current state of genetic testing in dogs. This valuable resource is intended to help dog breeders, owners, and veterinarians make sound decisions with regard to interpreting and understanding the implications of genetic test results. View the full article
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    Virtual Toto Trot

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    Crystal's birthday is September 30th
  23. A new study challenges more than 200 years of coral classification. Researchers say the 'traditional' method does not accurately capture the differences between species or their evolutionary relationships. They developed a new genetic tool to help better understand and ultimately work to save coral reefs. View the full article
  24. The creator of the Australian labradoodle set out to mix poodles and Labrador retrievers to develop a hypoallergic service dog. But, according to a new study, the breed that developed from that cross is primarily poodle. View the full article
  25. A newly published study looking at cats in Wuhan, where the first known outbreak of COVID-19 began, shows more cats might be contracting the disease than first believed. View the full article
  26. Dogs aren't known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best possible culinary experience, especially for those rare finicky canines. Now, researchers have identified key aroma compounds in dog food that seem to be the most appealing to canines. View the full article
  27. African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are known for their unique hunting style, often referred to as 'exhaustive predation', in which they chase their prey to exhaustion, rather than hunting using speed, strength, or stealth. They are also unique among the dog clade in having only four full digits on their front paws. Until recently, it was unclear how these unique behavioral and anatomical features would affect their forelimb morphology. View the full article
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