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    Highlander Column - Winter

    Regional report submitted to the CTCA Highlander newsletter

    The Pacific Northwest is having a very nice winter this year!  In comparison to the 2016-17 winter it is wonderful! 

    December 2-4 was Greater Clark County Kennel Club’s AKC Obedience and Rally weekend.  It is wonderful for those who do conformation and OB/Rally: no conflicts.  There was also a Tricks Title evaluation where 175 tricks titles were awarded ranging from Novice to Advanced. Farm Dog evaluations and AKC scent work trials were also being held that weekend.  A Performance Extravaganza!  Next year consider joining us!

    December 9-10 Greater Clark County Kennel Club All-Breed conformation show and “Ugliest Christmas Sweater” contest.  I never did find out who won the sweater contest — maybe next year.  In conformation there were majors in bitches both days: just think of what it would have been had you joined us ? . Just Sayin'.  This is a great show up in Vancouver, WA just across the river from Portland. 

    December 16 was CRCTC’s annual holiday party at the Quarles.  This year we decided to have it earlier in the day and call it brunch.  It worked out wonderfully and we were all done by 2:30ish and on our way home.  I love the gift exchange, it is always fun to see what gifts are brought and what is cherished enough to “steal.”

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    Our January 2nd club meeting brought a great turnout for elections of new board members.  Our new President: Vicki Havlik, VP: Tom Quarles, Secretary: Cindi Marshall, Treasurer: Hallie Gould, Board Members: Debbie Blanchard, Darleen Chester, Betsy Peets, Fran Wright.  Congratulations to our new Board, we see great things happening. 

    January 17 started the wonderful Rose City Classic All-Breed Dog show, largest show west of the Mississippi!  Wednesday was Terrier Association of Oregon show with entries for Cairn Terrier sweepstakes and regular classes supported by Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club.  Lots of beautiful Cairns could be found in every event: Agility, Rally, Obedience, Conformation and even Trick Dog evaluation!  Friday was Meet the Breed. Many visitors were greeted with wagging tails, doggie kisses and a trick or two.  They got to know our Best Pals at their best.  Five days of shows is tiring but so much fun.

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    More to come for the year!  March 10 will be our eye clinic.  We welcome all breeds and Cairns 10 years and older are at no charge.  We always have a great turnout and we are thankful that Marie and Tom Quarles' home is available. 

    CRCTC's specialty at the Stumptown cluster in Portland will be Friday, July 20, come join us!  The theme is Cairnival so come prepared to have a Merry-Go-Round Time!  Our banquet will be Saturday in the usual incredible Northwest Fare.  Our judges are:  Specialty: Marly Lucier, Sweepstakes: Pam Nicolai, Obedience: Laurie Beck.  More information available on our website:  www.crctc.org.  Come join us, we promise to make it worthwhile.

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