OKC News & Events

John Drain

It is with great sadness that the OKC is informing its members and friends
of the passing of John Drain in the early morning of March 29 at the Heart Institute.
John Drain was a past OKC president and Life Member. 

The OKC will be dedicating the spring shows to both John Drain and Squibs Mercier.

The obituary and arrangements may be seen here.

The Ottawa Kennel Club

2019 May Conformation Show

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25 May Scent Detection Trial

The Premium List for the 25 May Scent Detection Trial is now open Dogshow.ca or DESS.ca!

The 2019 Sanction Match

The OKC Sanction Match took place in Brockville on Saturday April 13th.

Thank you to the participants for spending your first nice weather day at our Sanction Match in Brockville on Saturday April 13th. Thank you to our volunteers who provided food for our attendees: Carol Broadhurst, Gail Harrington, Joan Colbourn, Joyce/Jack Bernhardt, Linda Bergh, Sue Fenton. 
Our Volunteer Ring Stewards and Judges excellent job! Our registration table Joan Colbourn and me. 
Great Fun event, 

Benjamin Chin, Show Chair,


Photos of the 7 April 2019

Scent Detection Match

are posted here.

Help! Eye Clinic Location Needed!

The OKC is having a very difficult time finding a suitable location for our Eye Clinic. We need one room to accept (scheduled) dogs through out the day. 

The dog receives eye drops, after 10 minutes the scheduled dog is called into a separate room that has been darkened for the Doctor to do his examination, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes. We usually have about 50-60 dogs through out the day. 

Location preferred is the west end of Ottawa with parking.

We have tried several Community Centres, Recreational Centres, Dog Training locations, Churches and even the RCMP where they hold the musical ride. All declined due to allergies/dogs not allowed or they were closed. 

Please contact Gail Somers @613-741-7486 if you know of a location.



Squibs Mercier 


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our archivist, historian and mentor of the Ottawa Kennel Club Squibs Mercier who passed away Sunday 2 December 2018. 

She was a lovely lady who really cared about dogs, especially her Staffordshire Terrier Vicky.



Infectious Diseases: Know the Risks and
Take Steps to Minimize Exposure

The Canadian Kennel Club Genetics and Medical Committee Reminds Breeders and 
Owners About the Risks of Infectious Diseases and the Baby Puppy Class
Infectious diseases are always a risk, and The Canadian Kennel Club Genetics & 
Medical Committee wishes to remind breeders and owners of the best practices for 
limiting the spread of infectious diseases, and the unique concerns for animals 
entered in the Baby Puppy Class.

(Read the  article here.)

A Special Thank You to Inukshuk Professional Dog Food for providing prizes for the Ottawa Kennel Club's Obedience Trials on December 1 and 2 at The Training Hall in Carp.

As you are aware at a previous OKC Memberís meeting we had Kim Knapp from Canadian Dogs Last as our presenter. She provided some excellent insight into rescue dogs entering Canada. She has graciously provided an article, written by a OVC vet, regarding Viruses that we are sure you will find interesting.

(Click above to bring up the article.)