We support the
club by donating our time, some through rescue, some offer
themselves as Directors of the Club. Many feel they have neither the
time or the skills and prefer that their yearly membership goes
toward helping in whatever way their money can be put to best use.
Membership fee goes directly into supporting all of the above as
well as funding Specialties every year. One of the biggest ways your
Membership in the Pomeranian Club of Canada helps, is to support
the ongoing research into Pomeranian Health issues, particularly the
study of BSD. The PCOC is the largest single contributor to this
cause in the world and continues to support the fight to help our
Pomeranians eliminate this horrible disease from our breed.
Sometimes support for a cause is just that, support for a cause.
membership fees entitles you to vote on club issues and to receive
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For more information, do not hesitate to contact any one of our club
May 26, 1933 - September 20, 2016
On September 20, 2016 friends and family were saddened by the passing of
Joan Grant of Golden, BC. Born on May 26, 1933, Joan was the breeder of
“Jayenn” Pomeranians, raising her first litter in 1970 while living in
Portage la Prairie, MB where she was active with the Portage Kennel
Club. She finished her first Pomeranian champion in 1973 and the first
Jayenn Pomeranian to win Best in Show was Champion Jayenn’s Hurricane of
Valacey in 1975. She was a member of the American Pomeranian Club and
enjoyed a “Kennel Visit” with the APC magazine after moving her kennel
to the BC Rockies in 1976. In the late 1970’s she was also instrumental
in resurrecting the Pomeranian Club of Canada which had been founded in
the Vancouver, BC area but was no longer active. Working tirelessly
with an old gestetner printer she published and sent out regular
newsletters in an effort to re-establish a national club for the
Pomeranian. A lover of words she named the club mascot “Peacock” (from
the club initials: PCOC) and the first newsletter was called “Peacock
Sez”. Joan enjoyed understanding genetics, especially "colour breeding".
She bred the first brindle Pom to attain a championship, CH Jayenn's
Teacup Tiger. She was dedicated to breeding healthy, sound Pomeranians
. She often said that the Pomeranian works harder than any working dog
because “its job was to jump on and off of its owner’s lap”. Her
knowledge and dedication was passed on to other breeders through many
friendships and mentorships and for some breeders the Jayenn legacy
lives on in the bloodlines of Pomeranians in both Canada and the US.
Check out this comprehensive pet safety guide, which includes
common household hazards for pets, food safety for pets, pet-proofing,
and natural disaster preparation for pet owners.
for Results of PCOC Specialty Shows including the most recent
of Alopecia X: Shedding the Myths
Paul Eckford, PhD (Biochemistry) B.Sc. (Biochemistry)
There is no more divisive issue
in the Pomeranian community than the unexplained loss of coat in the
young Pomeranian. The internet is replete with ‘experts’ who have
all of the answers to where it comes from, who is
causing it, how it is passed, how to identify it
months or even years before it becomes apparent and, even how
to cure it.
Here many of the myths and much
of the misinformation will be challenged, and the scientifically
sound facts on the disease will be highlighted. In particular the
article focuses on the future and how scientists are working to
identify the cause of the disease, and how to identify it by a
genetic test which will allow breeders to screen their dogs and
avoid producing Pomeranians that lose their coats. This article
discusses how we can come together as a community to stop the loss
of coats in OUR breed, if we truly want to. Only the support of the
Pomeranian community will bring about a real solution to the
Alopecia X phenomenon.
Dr. Eckford is Chair
of the Pomeranian Club of Canada's Health and Genetics Committee
Did you know . . .
that Beatrix Potter, who wrote and illustrated the famous and much loved "Peter Rabbit" books, also wrote a story about a black Pomeranian, Duchess. In "The Pie and The Patty Pan", the little Pomeranian is invited over to her cat-friend's house for tea. Feeling certain her friend will be serving mouse pie, Duchess goes to considerable lengths and gets herself in quite a pickle to avoid having to eat mouse while at the same time trying not to offend her friend. "The Pie and The Patty Pan" is Number 17 in the Beatrix Potter book series. There were also two Beswick figurines of Duchess issued about 25 years ago that are quite rare — the one with the little black Pomeranian holding the flowers is worth several hundred dollars!
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