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Our March regular meeting will be held on Wednesday March 6, 2019 at the Red Lobster. Social hour at 7pm, meeting at 7:30pm. There will be no board meeting.

If you have an agenda item for the Regular meeting, please email club president Paula Ayers at


Several members have not yet turned in their 2019 membership renewals and were advised via email at the end of January. Please remember these were due by December 31, 2018. You will have until March 2, 2019 to renew. If you have not renewed by March 2, your membership in the club will lapse. You may renew online at:


The following members have been named as the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee: Brenda Martz (Chair), Hollis Land, Alice Alford, Jim Utych (Alternate), and Susan Kent (Alternate).

Please submit your suggestions for the board to any of the members via email no later than March 1, 2019, as they need to prepare and submit a slate of nominees before March 15, 2019.


Welcome to our new member, LaVada McCosh who was officially voted into the club as an Associate member at our February meeting. LaVada has been attending club meetings & functions, helping with hotel locales for our Specialty and is also a first-time show exhibitor with her puppy!

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The ACKCSC is excited to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2019. We could not think of a better place to celebrate than our National Specialty show in Cape Cod. It’s not just a dog show. It is a gathering of people interested in sustaining and improving the Cavalier, and in keeping educated and connected. National Week includes educational seminars, health screenings, social events, Charitable Trust and Rescue Trust fundraisers, with 6 days of Conformation, 2 days of Junior Showmanship, 2 days of Obedience and 2 days of Rally competitions. If you love Cavaliers, you'll want to be part of the 2019 ACKCSC National Event.

Judges: Futurity- Patty Kanan

Sweepstakes & Junior Showmanship- Lu Dunham

Dogs & Bitches- Michael Leonard

Best of Breed- Robert Schroll


APRIL 15, 2019

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Every member household was emailed the Evite invitation link for the upcoming Puppy Picnic on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Please RSVP to the Evite invitation so we have an accurate count. Be sure to place in the comments section if you will be participating in the Health Clinics. All the information regarding the picnic details can be found on our website at

Our member’s match judge will be Mrs. Nikki Parente (Autumnhill US) and we look forward to her coming to judge our match. Sign up for the match on the day of the picnic.

Sign up your junior handler for the Junior Showmanship Seminar and fun competition. Judged by Mrs. Parente. Rosette for best handler. Sign up at the picnic – it is FREE for juniors!

We will also be holding heart & eye clinics, which you can prepay for online at

You may also pay for the health clinics via cash or check only at the picnic. Forms available at the picnic. If you need multiple forms (for more than 4 dogs), contact Linda Whitmire to have them sent to you before the picnic to complete.


Our August 24 & 25, 2019 Specialty Shows have been approved by AKC! We will be holding two concurrent Specialty shows with the Conyers KC. Saturday will be Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes judged by Mr. James Schreffler (Stepamgar US) and Regular Classes with NOHS judged by Mr. Jean Tremblay (Halfmoon CAN). Sunday will be the fun 4 to under 6 months Beginner Puppy Competition and Regular Classes with NOHS all judged by Mrs. Jan Gallagher (Storyland US).

We will be holding a ringside silent auction. If you have any donations, please contact Paula Ayers. We appreciate and need your donations.

Also, we have our online store available to purchase placement sponsorships for the shows. You will be recognized ringside, in the premium (if received prior to April 1, 2019) and on the club website. Your generous support of the Specialty helps to make it truly special. Sponsorships can be found here:

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We have a wonderful club, one to be very proud of. The way to have an even better club is through member participation. Over the next couple of months, a great deal will be discussed and decisions made. We have several events on the horizon.....Monthly Meetings, April Fun Day, August Specialty. We are all pieces of the puzzle; the way to share your ideas is by attending our meetings and voicing your opinion. Please make an extra effort to attend our meetings at Red Lobster, shows, and events.


We currently do not have a program committee chairperson to coordinate programs for the club. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Paula Ayers. If you have a suggestion for a program or know of someone who would be willing to come to speak to the club, please contact Paula.
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Bad Dog Breath — 8 Home Remedies

Bad dog breath isn't normal — it's a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Try these home remedies for bad dog breath to turn those puppy kisses from smelly to sweet.

1. Prevent bad dog breath by brushing your dog's teeth regularly.

It isn’t normal for your pup to have bad dog breath. In fact, bad dog breath is actually a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Left untreated, sick teeth and gums quickly lead to life-threatening health problems. So please, brush your dog's teeth regularly— at least once a week. Ply your pets with treats to help them associate tooth torture with tasty treats, and use toothpaste made just for dogs. Pick a paste with a flavor you actually like — vanilla-flavored Triple-Pet toothpaste with tea tree oil is a great choice.

2. Dental chews help keep bad dog breath at bay — just know which ones to choose.

Dispensing a delicious dental chew lets your dog help you do some of the work to stave off bad dog breath. Not all dog dental chews are created equal, however: Look for one that contains breath-freshening chlorophyll, cinnamon, and clove. (Don’t freak out when you notice your dog's poop is a bit on the greenish side — that’s just the chlorophyll doing its green thing.)

3. Speaking of chlorophyll, wheatgrass is another good home remedy for bad dog breath. Clip off some of the fresh wheatgrass and add it to the dogs’ food. That raw source of chlorophyll is an excellent remedy for bad dog breath.

4. Dogs can also drink bad dog breath away.

Your dog’s bad breath can also be solved with what you put in his water, too.

Chewing isn’t the only way pets can polish up their own teeth. Dogs can also drink their way to fresh-smelling breath with Healthy Mouth Dental Water, an all-natural cocktail made of enzymes, chlorophyll and other ingredients designed to blast away bad dog breath. Simply replace your pup’s regular drinking water with Healthy Mouth-spiked wet stuff, and you’ll notice a difference within days, as the active ingredients work to kill bad bacteria in the mouth.

5. Probiotics are another line of defense against bad dog breath.

Speaking of bad bacteria, you’ll want to be sure that your dog’s mouth is populated with beneficial bacteria that way outnumber the harmful, halitosis-causing kind. That’s where probiotics come in. Use a probiotic made especially for dogs, and you’ll notice a big difference — not just in keeping that bad dog breath at bay, but in your dog’s overall well-being.

(Helpful hint: Probiotics are also great for keeping human breath smelling sweet — take them every single day and you’ll swiftly see results. Oragenics, maker of EvoraPet, is a great brand for both pets and people.)

6. Coconut oil can help with bad dog breath.

Ah, coconut oil. It doesn’t just boost digestive, immune system and metabolic functions — it also helps to combat bad dog breath. Put a lovin’ teaspoonful over your dog’s food every single day, and you’ll soon sniff sweeter breath— plus dogs love the taste; for them, coconut oil is a sweet treat. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with coconut oil, making the chore an offer even ornery canines can’t refuse!

7. Neem is another good home remedy for bad dog breath.

Like coconut oil, neem (an extract of the neem tree) is one of those brilliant botanicals that have many positive effects on dog (and human) health. Besides being great for the skin and coat, neem is also excellent for promoting oral health in hounds and humans. Your dogs can take Supercritical Neem Leaf Extract by Organix-South; add one little black capsule to their food twice weekly and take one every day yourself.

8. Cinnamon is another common household item that will freshen up dog breath.

You can add a sprinkle of breath-sweetening cinnamon to your dogs' meals at every feeding.


Freshen Doggy's Breath With This Easy DIY Dog Treat Breath Mints

Rachel Youens, 13 September 2017,

Our dogs love to give kisses, but unfortunately, they don't always have the freshest breath. Since dogs can't chew minty gum, the dog-friendly breath treats are the perfect way to keep their mouth smelling fresh. Both parsley and mint have overbearing scents that mask odor, and the chlorophyll in the green leaves acts on bacteria and eliminates them.

  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats,
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg (see tip below for dogs with allergies to chicken products)
  • 1/4 cup of water, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (unrefined extra-virgin is best)

Preheat the oven to 325° F.

Add oats to a blender and pulse to a flour-like consistency.

In a large bowl whisk together diced parsley and mint, egg, water, and oil. Add oat flour and stir to combine.

Knead dough a few times then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Using your hands or a rolling pin, flatten dough to about 1/8″ thick. Using a cookie cutter or knife cut out approximately 40 (1-inch mints) mints. Place mints about 1/4-inch apart on a parchment lined or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

Allow mints to cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on MBISS AKC GCHB CH Brookhaven The Dream Lives On “Edgar” who was awarded BOB & BOBOH, OH Grp 2 & Select Dog for 2 majors under judges Margo Klinger & David Kirkland at the Starkville MS shows in January. He was also awarded an Award of Merit at the Palmetto CKCSC Specialty Show in Ladson SC under judge Erica Venier.

Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on Edgar’s son, Legendcrest Finnickyskye Dream Catcher as he was awarded Reserve Winners Dog under judge David Kirkland at the Starkville KC shows in January. Catcher had just turned 7 months old that day and it was a wonderful “birthday” present! He also won his class for every show but one at the Charleston KC & Palmetto CKCSC Specialties and made the cut for Winners Dog under judge James G. Reynolds at the Saturday Palmetto CKCSC Specialty. This completed his points to earning his AKC Puppy of Achievement award.

And last but not least, Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on their phenomenal 11-year-old veteran boy, MBVISS Karvale Brookhaven Finn THDA CGCA who was awarded his 50th Best Veteran in Show award under judge James G. Reynolds at the Palmetto CKCSC Specialty in Ladson SC. Finn began his show career as a 7-year-old veteran and completed this milestone in 3.5 years of showing. This does not include his Best Veteran Dog in Show, Award of Merits, Best of Opposite in Sweeps, Best in Match and BOBOH awards. If you add all those together it is over 60+ awards for this veteran boy!


Do you know a club member who needs some sunshine? Please contact Maureen Miles and she will send a card on behalf of the membership to brighten that person's day! Maureen can be contacted at 770-460-9197 or


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Mark Fitchpatrick, editor