MARCH 2023 | Welcome to our newsletter designed to provide you with up-to-date information on breed events, news and club business.
THE ROAD to FULL AKC ACCEPTANCE CONTINUES
SAVE THE DATES
Saturday, September 16th – Open Show Sunday, September 17th – Open Show
Monday, September 18th – Hunt Test/Seminar to be held at the Eastern Missouri Beagle Club
Friday through Sunday there will be FastCAT available––But you need to register the day the entries open due to it filling extremely fast!
The BFdBCA Rescue committee recently had great success placing a rescue into a Forever Home! Lucy is a very sweet, larger Fauve or Fauve mix, looking very much like a Griffon Fauve. Her owner passed away and she was surrendered to a NC shelter in January. We’re happy to report that she’s been adopted and is now living the good life with a family with twin 10 year old boys!
As the Fauve becomes more popular, we’ll need help to continue accomplishing our mission. There are many volunteer opportunities, such as communicating with shelters, fostering dogs, performing home visits and transporting dogs––And all of these tasks come with expenses.
PLEASE consider donating via our website to help the next Fauve in need! To volunteer or for more information, contact Cindi Chilbert at email@example.com or text 262-391-0563. Thank you for your support!
Would you like to be a member? Do you need to renew your membership? This can be done via our website and payment can be made via PayPal. CLICK HERE!
Question: I hear breeders talking about testing for POAG. What is it and how and why do they test for it? Becky H. MI
Answer: Becky, POAG stands for Progressive Open Angle Glaucoma. It is a genetic mutation which causes increased eye pressure by preventing the normal release of fluids in the eyes. The disease is inherited, very painful, expensive to treat and eventually leads to blindness and eye removal. Onset usually occurs around five years of age. The easiest way to diagnose the presence of the disease is a simple cheek swab for DNA that is sent to a lab who tests for the genetic marker. Two examples are Optimal Selection and Embark. All Fauves that are imported should be tested prior to breeding to ensure the disease is not being produced.
Nosey is a retired Grand Champion and accomplished scent work hound. She answers your questions with the assistance of experts in the field.
Sarah Kanter is a 3rd year vet student at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Sarah’s family also owns Fauves.
You can also donate directly on the website or purchase items in the online store and proceeds can be designated to Rescue, Awards or General Funds.
Membership: Darlene Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.org
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