Dear Exhibitors and Friends,

Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association is aware of the ongoing issues created by the coronavirus, and has been monitoring the recommendations by the North Carolina Health and Human Services Department and the CDC. Our show committee and board have been in daily communication about these issues. Given the governor’s current ban on gatherings of 100 or more and in the interests of everyone’s safety and well-being, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our shows scheduled for April 18-19, 2020 in Waynesville, NC.

We value each of you for your friendship and ongoing support of our club and its events. We will be issuing entry refunds to all who have already entered our shows. In order to receive a refund, you must contact MB-F. The email address to make these requests is change@infodog.com. Our club will not process these requests; you must cancel through MB-F. MB-F policy for entry cancellations states that cancellations will receive a refund of the entry fee minus a $2 per dog per event Administrative Fee. Please note that this fee accrues to MB-F and the club will receive none of these funds. Please do not contact MB-F prior to Wednesday, March 18.

If you have sent in a reservation for RV parking, your check will be shredded on April 1. If you want to have your check returned to you, please contact Nancy Davis, RV chairperson, at crecomfort@bellsouth.net prior to March 31 and provide your mailing address along with your request to have your check returned to you.

Thank you for understanding that, while the decision was a difficult one, it was made with the interests of our judges and exhibitors at heart. We appreciate each of you and hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

Dianna Bragg, WCDFA Show Chair

 

Who We Are . . .
We are an AKC licensed club dedicated to promoting canine events including Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Canine Good Citizen. We are purebred dog enthusiasts but we also appreciate the beauty and abilities of the mixed-breed dog. Whatever the breed, we strongly believe responsible pet ownership is of utmost importance.

 


 



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Community Dedication . . .

2018
WCDFA recognized the extreme need for support in Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The club donated $1500.00 toward ongoing assistance to Save A Sato, located in San Juan. The sport of purebred dogs is a family. In North Carolina, the "Take the Lead" organization organizes fundraisers for members of the dog show community who are critically ill or who have suffered devastating losses. The kennel club donated $250.00 toward these efforts. The future of the sport lies in our young people. WCDFA donated one hundred copies of the Dr. Seuss book, "If I Ran the Dog Show" to local public and elementary school libraries.

2017
WCDFA recognized the need for equipment and supplies to maintain K-9 Officers in our counties. To that end, $250.00 was donated to Jackson County Sheriff's Department for their K-9 program. The club donated $500.00 to Macon County Sheriff's Department to assist with outfitting their two new K-9 Drug Officers. The club donated $250.00 to the Veterans' Council of Western North Carolina toward a pre-deployment meal for families of deployed service members. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, WCDFA donated $1000.00 to Texas Friends for Life to assist with hurricane relief efforts for the animals affected by the devastation.

2016
WCDFA recognizes the emotional toll people suffer in the event of a fire. That event is compounded by the loss of a pet. Jo DuBose, WCDFA club member, recognized the need for action. She became aware of a drive launched by Country Lane Animal Hospital and the Animal Hospital of Waynesville to raise funds to purchase pet oxygen mask kits. This equipment enables fire and rescue departments to respond to animal victims who suffer from smoke inhalation and fire. In January 2016, WCDFA purchased 24 kits that were distributed to fire and rescue departments in Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties. Hopefully this action will result in fewer fatalities for local pet owners. Well done Jo!!!!! <Click Here> for photo.

2015
WCDFA recognizes the spirit and dedication of countless dogs across the nation that work side-by-side with our police forces, often sacrificing their lives for our well being. It is with great honor that we were able to donate two K9 kevlar vests to the Haywood County Sheriff's Office and Waynesville Police Department this year. This was made possible through generous donations from John R. Havrilla, Fiona and Frances Norton, WCDFA club members and those of you that show up and support our Bark in the Park pet responsibility community event. Thank you so much for protecting K9's Valor and Lenny.
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Activities . . .

Our club hosts two AKC sanctioned events annually in April and September at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. We also participate in a variety of community events and encourage you to periodically check back with us to see what activities we have planned.


Club Meetings . . .

Our club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Our meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome. Our meetings alternate between Waynesville and Sylva. For more information <Click Here>
In the event of meeting cancellation due to inclement weather, a notice will appear on our Facebook page. Please follow WCDFA on Facebook here:




Brags for the Month . . .

Cindy and Jack:  4 Rat Novice B Barn Hunt legs with 1 first place, 2 second places, & 1 third place.  He has 6 out of 10 towards his Rat Novice Excellent title. Jack also earned his AKC Trick Dog Performer title.

Diane and Lily Grace:  5 Rat Novice B legs with 3 first places, 2 second places and 3 High in Class.  Lily has 7 out of 10 legs towards her Novice Excellent title.



 


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