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  • August 05, 2015 5:37 PM | Kerin Schwartz

    The American Kennel Club is hosting it's 13th Annual Dog Ownership Day in Raleigh NC on September 19th.  This event is free to the public and has many demonstrations, activities and a Meet the Breed event.  See link for more details:  http://cdn.akc.org/akcdoglovers/NEWVERS_RDO_Flier2015_YGuidesr.pdf


    The LRCA will be attending this event and I am in need of someone to be the set-up/contact person for the Meet the Breed event as well as participants that could go to show your pup off and educate the public on the Lagotto.


    If you would like to participate, please contact me at DirectorSM@lagottous.com.  The LRCA appreciates your support, without you these events wouldn't be possible for us to educate the public about our wonderful breed!


    Thank you,

    Sandy Mignonga

    Breed Education Chair


  • July 31, 2015 1:53 PM | Leslie Arner

    The presentation is now re-posted on the website under Resources.

  • July 28, 2015 3:01 PM | Kerin Schwartz

    Please take a moment to read the attached info on a food recall for Bravo Blend Chicken and Nature's Variety Raw Chicken......

    http://fox43.com/2015/07/27/recall-two-dog-food-brands-recalled-over-risk-to-owners-and-pets/

  • July 06, 2015 8:04 AM | Kerin Schwartz

    Lagotto Owners, please take a moment to read if using Stella & Chewy's, or if you know someone using this brand to feed their dogs.

    http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/

  • June 20, 2015 11:08 AM | Kerin Schwartz

    The AKC has proudly informed the LRCA that we have been approved for holding licensed championship point events, as well as licensed obedience and rally competitions!

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE CLUB? We can now have our own events, the crown jewel of which is a National Specialty. Additionally we are able to hold obedience and rally events.

    I AM A PET OWNER. I DON'T SHOW MY DOG. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO ME? We can hold events that EVERYONE can participate, in whether they have a show dog or a well trained pet. Along with the National Specialty comes the ability of having an annual meeting- live and in person- year end awards handed out in person, guest speakers, an awards dinner, and more. In a way, having a National brings us back to our “Raduno roots" of having lots of Lagotto specific interests all together over the course of a few days.

    WHERE DOES THE LRCA GO FROM HERE? We will not start out with the most elaborate affair, but this is our first step in that direction. We can grow to include conformation showing, obedience and rally trial, the annual meeting, maybe a guest speaker, a workshop, a health clinic, a CGC and/or temperament test and some annual awards.

    This wonderful news gives us the potential for rewarding conversations, meeting our email and Facebook friends in person and seeing dogs from all over the country. It helps breeding programs, which helps everyone who wants a well-bred puppy. Due to the fact we are licensed, when we hold these events together, it is an AKC recognized event and we will draw more members from around the country.

    CONGRATULATIONS LRCA!!!!!


  • June 15, 2015 4:48 PM | Kerin Schwartz

    Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the World Dog Show Italy 2015. Attached is a link the results from the show.....

    http://results.wds2015.com/en/Wds/WdsSchedule

  • June 06, 2015 10:18 PM | Kerin Schwartz

    The LRCA is excited to announce two new features on the LRCA website. We have created the LRCA Members Forum and the Dog Event Forum. The LRCA Members Forum will serve as a place for members to discuss Club business and policy, as well as share experiences and/or questions regarding the Lagotto Romagnolo in a positive manner. The Dog Event Forum is a place where members can discuss upcoming shows. Both Forums are open to all LRCA members who are interested in being an active participant in discussions. We hope these Forums will allow members to have a rich experience sharing and learning from one another. These Forums are not a place to air grievances or submit complaints to the Board. Forums can be found under the Members section of the website. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!



  • May 31, 2015 2:10 PM | Kerin Schwartz

    The warm weather is here to stay for awhile. Many people will start to enjoy more outdoor activities, and even travel with their dogs. These times are memorable and precious but....

    Do you know the signs of heatstroke?

    Do you the signs of choking?

    Do you know what to do if your pet stops breathing? 

    Can you help a pet that has been injured? 

    Can you control bleeding in your pet before taking them to the veterinarian? 

    Did you know that 1 out of 4 or more pets could be saved if just one pet first aid technique was applied before getting emergency veterinary care? (per American Animal Hospital Association) 

    If you answered no to any of the questions above, you may benefit from a Pet First Aid and CPR Course.

    Many training and obedience centers offer courses at this time of year. The American Red Cross and PetTech are two organizations that offer this type of course. Locations and dates are available on their websites (listed below). It is a very valuable peace of mind for yourself and your dog!

    http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/cpr-first-aid/wilderness-sports-pets

    http://www.pettech.net/index.php

  • May 13, 2015 7:35 PM | Kerin Schwartz
    On June 1, 2015  AKC will be converting our Foundation Stock Service (FSS) registrations to full recognition AKC registrations. Anyone that has a three generation pedigree is eligible to receive new full recognition AKC registration. They should arrive in the month of June so don't panic if you don't receive it right away. There are three reasons you may not get one:1) If you have a new address since you first got your FSS registration. Check your address on your registration. If it is incorrect email fss@akc.org with your FSS number, dogs name and your name with the corrected address, specifying that it is an address correction and you wish to have a converted  AKC registration..2) If your dog is over the age of five years it will not convert automatically. If you wish to have one you will need to contact fss@akc.org. Give them your FSS number and name of your dog along with your name and address explaining your dogs age and your wish to have a converted AKC registration. 3) You may not have a three generation pedigree Only dogs with three generation pedigrees are eligible for the full recognition AKC registration. If you have a one or two generation pedigree you are not eligible to get the new AKC registration. If you  believe that you do have a 3 generation pedigree and have not received it in the mail by the end of June, please contact Theresa Nehemiah (TheresaNehemiah@yahoo.com) for verification.
    Any questions or concerns may be emailed to TheresaNehemiah@yahoo.com


  • May 03, 2015 10:43 AM | Kerin Schwartz
    Great news is coming! After many months, Genoscoper will soon be offering the testing for Lagotto Storage Disease (Lysosomal Storage Disease) through the MyDogDNA website. According to their newsletter, the new test will be available in a week of so. More updates can be found on our Club Facebook page and this website. Additionally, you can follow news updates at www.mydogdna.com 


   
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