Join us for our next meeting on March 3!!

2020 Speakers

Search and Rescue


Ranger and legendary Black and Tan Coonhound breeder and exhibitor Robert Urban will share his thoughts about using dogs in search and rescue at our April 2020 meeting. 

A Night with Michael Kemp

Legendary handler Michael Kemp will share stories about his life showing dogs.  March 2020.

Michael Kemp will share stories about his life showing dogs during our March 2020 meeting.  


Preparing for an emergency


Dr. Abby Taylor, DVM, from Animal Clinic of Northview, discussed emergency medicine which is her specialty.   

Canine massage


Marie Duthie discussed the benefits of canine massage. 

Hearing tests for dogs


Kristin Sonstrom of FetchLab and the University of Akron School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology discussed hearing tests for dogs. She also brought in a dog for a demonstration. 

The Ohio State University


Daniele Johnson from The Ohio State University discussed how and where our donations to the college are used. 

And Man Created Dog


Members watched the award winning documentary "And Man Created Dog" and engaged in an interesting and lively discussion. 

What Does the Judge Think?


Judges Elliott Weiss, Donna Francis and Ann Yuhasz revealed their thoughts about judging. Questions and answers followed. 

Canine Rehabilitation


Dr. Vedessa Meluch, DVM, CCRP, from MedVet Akron formerly the Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, discussed physical canine rehabilitation. MedVet Akron, Main: 330.665.4996, 1321 Centerview Circle, Akron, OH 44321

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter


Our members gathered together to present donations to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. 

Mysteries of Breed Type


David Miller, esteemed Saluki breeder, judge and world traveler spoke about the mysteries of breed type and breeding for it. 

Dog Show 101


Kim Haupt walked us through how to  put on a dog show and discussed everything you thought you knew but perhaps didn’t! 

Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs


Dr. Patricia Princehouse provided a thoughtful overview of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) as it relates to the use of Service Dogs. 

My Life in Dogs


Longtime breeder, handler and trainer Terry Miller discussed her journey raising, training and competing with her award winning dogs.