Our Past News and Announcements
Poodles in Pleasanton
The 41st Specialty Show and Obedience Trial organized by the Mission Trail Poodle Club took place in Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA on Friday, October 19, 2007.
All-breed and Mixed Breeds Obedience & Rally Workshop, and Conformation Workshop (poodles only)
The workshop was held by the Mission Trail Poodle Club Inc. on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at CAL STATE UNIVERSITY - EAST BAY.
CA AB 1634 Pulled From Committee
The CA Healthy Pet Act (AB 1634) was pulled from the California Senate Local Government Committee by the bill sponsor Assembly member Lloyd Levine. The bill would have required owners to spay or neuter all dogs and cats six months of age, with few practical exceptions. Because of this development, AB 1634 will not be considered for the remainder of this legislative session.
Additional information can be found at:
- Save Our Dogs - a grassroots effort to save working dogs from AB 1634, mandatory spay/neuter
- AKC: CA Spay/Neuter Action Center
Canine Nutrition Presentation
The educational topic of the meeting held on May 8, 2007 was canine nutrition. A representative of IAMS corporation was giving a presentation on dog food components and their nutritional value, with the emphasis on our breed.
At our next meeting we will be discussing the poodle rescue programs and how breed club and rescue groups help each other.
JRD Test Now Available
There is now a DNA test available for Juvenile Renal Disease in Standard Poodles. It's a direct test which is more accurate then a linkage test. The testing is offered by the Dogenes lab in Canada. For more information visit www.dogenes.com.