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EKC.... who wants to join

erykah1310
May 9th, 2007, 05:04 PM
After very little debate and thought I have decided to start my very own kennel club. Who's in???

Heres the guidelines...

1-Only shelter pets may be registered, with proof of adoption papers. ( 2 of mine are already out of my club)

2-Purebred, hybrid ( or designer, or mutt, or mixed breed whatever you wish to call your dog) all equals in my kennel club. No discrimination

3- No breed listings, only characteristic listings. (Ie, couch potatoe dogs in a class of their own, agility nuts, crazy bananas and so on... not always related to food though)

4- Only data base for them will be health checks, no clearances or anything as all dogs must be speutered PRIOR to recieving their authentic EKC papers)

5- General competitions will be held randomly, with no competing for points, because if you are EKC registered you're already a champ... so put that in front of your dogs name immediately.

The EKC will also be hoping to extend to registering cats in the near future....

Heres the kicker, to become a full fledged member, each owner MUST make a minimum $20 donation per year to a rescue in their area!

Who's in????

:D

luckypenny
May 9th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Grand idea! Can we all meet at your home??? :D

Byrd
May 9th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Rule #1 disqualifies me. :sad:

Prin
May 9th, 2007, 06:59 PM
In lieu of a donation, can I foster? :D Otherwise, I fit.:D :highfive:

Yey rescues! :highfive:

SableCollie
May 9th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Oh yay, Sable qualifies! :D I still have all her adoption papers.

In lieu of a donation, can I foster?
Yeah does time spent working for rescue/shelters count as a donation? If so, I am so there!

Now are these just regular champions, or Super Fantabulous Wonderfic Champions? (SFWCh)

erykah1310
May 9th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Yeah does time spent working for rescue/shelters count as a donation? If so, I am so there!

Now are these just regular champions, or Super Fantabulous Wonderfic Champions? (SFWCh)

After one consecutive year WITHOUT fostering or volunteering with any rescues you then have to donate. ;)

Oh the champion lists are as follows.
Champion ( for the newbies)
Grand Champion (after a years worth of membership)
Ultimate Champion (3-4 years of membership)
Super Fantabulous Wonderific Champion ( 5 + years of membership)

There will also be the following titles which can be earned through various photo challenges and/or stories.
CPC- Couch potatoe Champion
LDC- Lazy Days Champion
FFC-Funny faces Champion
OC- Outdoors champion
MDPC- Most destruction to family items picture Champion
SEC- Saddest expression Champion

Feel free to add on to the list, or we could just wing it as we go!

Once a dog has earned 50 points in extra titles, they will be crowned ( insert something special here, its still up in the air.)

I am going to have to modify Rule #1 somehow, but in a way that BYBers or Millers wont be after my Kennel Papers:rolleyes: :confused:

Prin
May 9th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Is it retroactive? Like if we're coming up on Jemma's 5th anniversary with us, do I get my 5th year EKC standing or is it as of the joining date?:D

What about:
VBC - vet bills champion
HGC - harmless growling champion (Jemma wins that one hands down!)
UMMC - Unidentifiable mystery mix champion (for the ones we can never figure out)...

SableCollie
May 9th, 2007, 07:44 PM
After one consecutive year WITHOUT fostering or volunteering with any rescues you then have to donate.
Is it okay if the shelter pays me? I mean, I have to make a living somehow! they pay me below the poverty level, so it's still a sacrifice! :D

So are you gonna make up special EKC registration papers that we can fill out with our doggies' names?

Prin
May 9th, 2007, 07:46 PM
IMO, anybody who spends more than 20 minutes a week in a shelter is in.:D (That's hard to do :o) But then again, it's not my club. :laughing:

SableCollie
May 9th, 2007, 07:48 PM
30-40 hours a week! Woohoo! :D

Prin
May 9th, 2007, 07:49 PM
But this isn't the PKC, it's the EKC. The rules are subject to E approval.:D

erykah1310
May 9th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Dont worry pets.ca members, you're all in!:D

I am going to make some "papers" up, but regardless on how you got your dog ( just for the members as of today) they must be speutered ( Im sorry to some of you) but the breeder purebreds all have some form of registration.

However, perhaps we can make them "honarary members" ( just for the members remember ;) )

Byrd
May 9th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Well, Willow's purebred, but she has no CKC papers. She's not adopted from a shelter, but she was 'rescued', she is from a BYB. :eek: Does that qualify???

Oh, and she's spayed! :D

erykah1310
May 9th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Basicly, no litters will be registered ( unless they are in rescue)
Absolutely no litter from EKC registered parents ( or they are in breach of their registration)

Oooh I should have put more thought into this before asking who was in :laughing:

For now, im going to spend a few days making up some "papers" for the pets.ca shoe ins!

( I dont know what are typically on papers of any kind so this should be interesting:laughing: )

breeze
May 9th, 2007, 08:41 PM
how can members of pets.ca be in when some of the dogs (like mine) are not recues??

or maybe i am not understanding this

Hunter's_owner
May 9th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Yeah I don't know if Hunter and Cassie qualify either:shrug: Maybe not. We have CKC papers with Cassie and no papers, not even adoption papers with Hunter:eek: :o

Prin
May 9th, 2007, 09:17 PM
What about a 4 year clause then? Like if you've had your dog past its age of 4, you're in. :)

Hunter's_owner
May 9th, 2007, 09:20 PM
That one sounds like a good idea:highfive:

breeze
May 9th, 2007, 09:23 PM
then I guess i'm out Bree is only 9 months old, she is not regestered, and not resuced, but define recuse is there loop holes we can find lol lol
oo It doesn't matter.. never mind

Frenchy
May 9th, 2007, 09:32 PM
wooohoo ! I just saved $20.00 :thumbs up (I mean all my dogs qualifies , but I'm under the N/C close :D )

Skryker
May 10th, 2007, 10:46 AM
I miss on the adopted from a rescue front, but they're speutered, and kind of rescues, since she was technically a BYB and any pups she had left were going to a pet store :eek: .

I would have to donate to a rescue since I'm not allowed:rolleyes: to foster or volunteer since I'm too much of a tenderheart. (Nevermind that the little kitten that was only with us for a weekend :rip: came in because my guy brought it in- I'm the big softie, right? ;) ).

I think it's a great idea, erykah!

~michelle~
May 10th, 2007, 12:31 PM
hehe my three boys are in their neutered, rescued, cute....

Saradog
May 10th, 2007, 01:10 PM
Heaven knows, after looking at pics of cats at a high-kill shelter and knowing that I can't rescue them all, I needed the smile this put on my face. I'm in with my three cats, and should enroll the foster dog :-).

Any posthumous enrolment? I lost my two dogs this year, they were both from shelters.

Thanks, E, great idea!!

erykah1310
May 10th, 2007, 05:56 PM
You know... after a bit more thought, i think im going to run with this idea. :D

Im going to put a bit more work into it, maybe, just maybe this "brain fart" of mine could actually in turn benifit some shelters :shrug:

Im heading off to the drawing board this weekend and im going to get some good guidelines and rules kicking and then, once I have a bit more of a solid starting block... I'll make a website:rolleyes: (<-- Gears just a grinding)

I am also going to encorportate this for cats, they are equally deserving of this.

Lets get some brain storming happening....

Oh, and I also want to change the name, something that "screams" this is for rescues Kennel club!

Saradog
May 10th, 2007, 06:02 PM
You know... after a bit more thought, i think im going to run with this idea. Im going to put a bit more work into it, maybe, just maybe this "brain fart" of mine could actually in turn benifit some shelters

I think you're definitely right, that this is a great idea! If you require proof of the donation or proof of the fostering before membership, it sure would help shelters and rescues.
New Name....Unknown Heritage Kennel Club, the UHKC? Or is that too close to the UKC?
The Mutts Kennel Club, MKC?
In my house, with the dog and kittens tearing around, it could be the Mutts and Monsters Kennel Club, the MMKC *LOL*.

JanM
May 10th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Well, my three are shoe-ins for sure! Bobby is a "purebred" Golden - he is neutered and is not registered. Amber is a purebred, registered Golden but I rescued them both! You see, they are both atypical Goldens and, say, if someone else got them and dumped them because they aren't typical of the breed, then I think I qualify for rescue! :angel: :angel: Shadow is from the SPCA and is definitely a rescue... :angel:

Regardless, what an awesome idea you had!

Prin
May 11th, 2007, 12:54 AM
RKC? Rescue kennel club?

Why does it have to be "kennel"? Ok, that's a different subject.:D

Crestedcrazy
May 11th, 2007, 12:11 PM
Woo Hoo Ryder fits the bill!!!
He's a Pound puppy (sadly him, his mommy and 9 other littermates) we have adoption papers and his teabags have been removed :D
The SPCA he came from is on my yearly contribution list but I can up it $20.00 a year :thumbs up

Frenchy
May 11th, 2007, 12:13 PM
his teabags have been removed :D


:laughing: :laughing:

Prin
May 11th, 2007, 12:37 PM
I definitely won't be having tea at your house....:D

bendyfoot
May 11th, 2007, 01:38 PM
How 'bout if your pup didn't come from a rescue, but you rescued it in the "I'm taking this puppy from you, you terrible, neglectful person, before she dies, and not taking "no" as an answer:mad: " kind of way?

Would that count? :)

joeysmama
May 11th, 2007, 05:34 PM
Oh......rule # 1 disqualifies the Coop.:sad: But can I get rescue points for him anyway as he was a gift from hubby who wanted to heal my broken heart after my rescue "angel" (far from being an angel) Joey went to the bridge. Joey was re-rescued every day since he was a grumpy guy and everyone thought we should just get rid of him or put him down. But we loved the daylights out of him and made sure he never had a chance to be grumpy with anyone else. (By that I mean never let him have a chance to growl, or bite someone who would make it an issue and cause us problems)

Past rescue points? Pleeeeease ??:pray:

Cuz other than that we are so in. Supporting rescues, holding the couch potato title, we're there for all the rest !!

erykah1310
May 11th, 2007, 09:44 PM
How about SCKC???? ( Second Chances Kennel Club)

Im working on the papers now, and some better rules. I will post them.
Also, I dont know how im going to know for sure if people are "paying their dues"??? Should I make it a one time donation requirement? with more "points" for your dog if you donate yearly?????


Oh... and I need a logo... I tried with photoshop and managed to make a circle.... " whoot, im a genious" lol

Frenchy
May 11th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Jiorji could make the logo ? She paints pretty well. :thumbs up

erykah1310
May 11th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Heres what I have so far....


1- All registered dogs MUST be spayed or neutered ( no exceptions)
2- Proof of spay/neuter must be given.
3- No litters shall be registered, UNLESS, the litter was a result of a pregnancy prior to rescue.
4- Any litter awaiting registration will not be accepted until spayed or neutered
5- In order to remain registered, each member must either, A- make a minimum donation of $20 per year to a rescue in their area (or donate toys, blankets ect). Or B- volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year with a rescue. ( foster homes will be exempt from these dues as long as they have not gone a consecutive year without fostering or volunteering)
6- General competitions will be held randomly, with no competing for points, because if you are UHKC registered you're already a champ... so put that in front of your dogs name immediately
7- Purebred, hybrid (designer, mutt, or mixed breed whatever you wish to call your dog) all equals in the kennel club. No discrimination
8- There are no breed listings, only characteristic listings. (Ie, couch potatoe dogs in a class of their own, agility nuts ect)
9- Characteristic titles can be achieved through various contests.

Add on if you like.

clm
May 11th, 2007, 11:48 PM
OK, the list will let me join now. Good list and great idea.

Cindy

TeriM
May 12th, 2007, 02:56 AM
OOOhhhh, I get to join now too :thumbs up .

joeysmama
May 12th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Yay we're in !! And we want to compete for a title in "doggies who believe that they're really little boys" category.

This should turn out to be the most widely regarded kennel club ever. Someone needs to call The Today Show. :thumbs up

SableCollie
May 12th, 2007, 08:58 PM
How do we prove our dogs are spayed? Would we have to scan and post our dogs' spay/neuter certificate, or vet papers that have the "spayed/neutered" option checked off?

This sounds like it will be fun! :)

Prin
May 12th, 2007, 09:28 PM
Proof of spay/neuter must be givenOkayyy, but I'll only send you one ball, in case I need proof for something else. :D :party: :laughing:

Good list! :)

SableCollie
May 13th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Okayyy, but I'll only send you one ball, in case I need proof for something else.
Ewwwwwwwwww :yuck: :laughing:

Frenchy
May 14th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Okayyy, but I'll only send you one ball, in case I need proof for something else. :D :party: :laughing:

Good list! :)

I don't have their tea bags anymore but I can take a pic of their behind , so you could see ? :laughing:

SableCollie
May 14th, 2007, 07:38 PM
don't have their tea bags anymore but I can take a pic of their behind
But how would that work for females? Try to take a picture of their surgical scar?

i_have_too_many
May 15th, 2007, 10:52 AM
Sounds like a good idea, too bad Rule #1 disqualifies all of mine :sad: I will stand back though and cheer you all on. I always thought it would be nice to allow mixes to compete in something.

:highfive: for Erykah

H.P.
May 15th, 2007, 07:29 PM
We want in! Sydney got an "S" tattooed on her belly when they spayed her, would a pic of that work? Great idea, are you going with "Unknown Heritage Kennel Club"?

SableCollie
May 15th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Sable wants to know if there will be any competitions involving barking at the neighbor's cat?

JanM
May 15th, 2007, 10:54 PM
Bobby wants to start an eating competition - he knows he would win. Amber wants to have a triathalon - swimming, fetching and loving being the three parts to it :laughing: Shadow wants to have a "shortest tail" competition - but I have to warn everyone, my three would each win their respective events:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

bendyfoot
May 16th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Jaida would like to see a hole-digging contest for dogs with only one front leg...four-leggers could tie one behind their backs???:crazy:

x.l.r.8
May 16th, 2007, 10:42 PM
2 more for you here, Missy got spayed twice (they should have put a zip in), they couldn't see the scar after they shaved her so had to open her up before they found out they wern't the first. Riley, well if he had a brain he would be dangerous let alone man lumps :laughing:
I can't help thinking what life they had in the pound so I always find myself buying things for these two and donating them straight away to the rescue, there are some pound mutts walking around with $30 collars on :shrug: while my 2 don't wear there's any more. And if I get a toy for them, I always buy 2 and donate one. I did give a mountain of food after Prins idea of the free coupons but I ended up having to drop it of at a local vets and have heard no more from the local rescue :sad:.
We are still working on what they might be, Riley is probably Wolfhound/Shepherd and Missy Chow/Beagle type hound but we call them 'puredog' if anyone ask's the breeds. Where is this club going to meet, were in.:highfive:

Saradog
May 17th, 2007, 07:24 AM
[QUOTE=erykah1310;424199]How about SCKC???? ( Second Chances Kennel Club)

Love it! I think that's perfect.

A logo....how about a heart with a stylized paw print in it? That way, it covers dogs and cats....a head would limit it.

Saradog
May 17th, 2007, 07:27 AM
we call them 'puredog' if anyone ask's the breeds.

Oh, I really like the idea of calling them "puredog" and "purecat" for breed.

As a friend says when someone asks what her dog is...she says, "brown".

mummummum
May 17th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Yay, my three certainly meet the solid gold membership criteria. :thumbs up

I propose the following ability/agility competitive events:

> to snout out the smelliest, muckiest thing and cover oneself in it
> to sneak or outright steal food
> bed-hogging
> showing of toofies
> volume of shedding
> bath avoidance
> getting in the way and generally underfoot
> camoflaging or hiding oneself whilst grinning willfully and ignoring all Mummy's calls and pleas for obedience
> adopting the "No, I will not and you can't make me" look and stance
> sloppiest kisser
>oddest sleeping position
...and the list goes on.

I'm not crazy about the acronym but, how about a name variation using Forever Home Rescued and Adopted Club ? I like the Idea of getting rescue and adoption to the forefront in the name. Great ideas as usual Erykah ! Clearly, you should be freer with your "brain farts" more often !

SableCollie
May 22nd, 2007, 02:46 PM
Any updates on the status of this "kennel club"? I really like the idea. Has a name been decided on yet?

erykah1310
May 22nd, 2007, 05:02 PM
Im sticking with the Unknown Heritage Kennel Club. UHKC!
Everything else when googled comes back as something. :shrug:
I have most of the package made up, authentic "papers" but still need a logo for it.
I suck at photoshop.:p
Anyone has any ideas or examples for a logo, feel free to chime in.

But things still are coming along nicely, just a little more work than I anticipated. :laughing:

SableCollie
May 22nd, 2007, 05:58 PM
Yay!:thumbs up Sable can't wait to be UHKC registered! :)

I hope someone will have a good idea for a logo. I'm sure there are some artistic-type people on the forum who could help!

Prin
May 22nd, 2007, 07:29 PM
hehe, I'd take the outline of a dog with mutt ears. :D

SableCollie
May 22nd, 2007, 08:54 PM
I'd take the outline of a dog with mutt ears
You had to mention mutt ears! I'm kinda obsessed with dog ears. So soft and funny! :lovestruck: My avatar has mutt ears now, poor sable got bumped out. (But I love her ears too! She doesn't have proper collie ears at all!)

joeysmama
May 22nd, 2007, 10:49 PM
Cooper can't WAIT to be registered with the UHKC. He wins the "sneaking your butt across the property line to poop on the neighbors lawn" event. (He actually squats on our side and then tippy toes in that position until his bum is over the line--he thinks he's sooo slick:rolleyes: )