October 10/11/12, 2008 in Centreville, MI the AABC held a conformation and
weight pull event. This event was a huge success with record number
entries. The club received wonderful compliments from attendee's and
everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves. The October event for 2009 is
already being planned.
December 12/13/14, 2008 in Kalamazoo, MI the AABC held a weight pull event
in conjuction with the K-9 Fanciers conformation event. Another successful
event and our final event for the year 2008.
The AABC would like to thank all the attendee's over the 2008 year for your
support and we look forward to providing you will more fun events in the year
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Canine Hip Dysplasia is a genetic disease with various degrees of
arthritis (also called degenerative joint disease, arthrosis, osteoarthrosis),
leading to pain and debilitation.
CHD is effected by a number of things from genetics, environment, nutrition
or a combination of the aforementioned.
CHD can affect any breed of dog from the largest to the smallest (though
Greyhounds are said to have eliminated it).
CHD symptoms can be limping, pain after playing, slow getting up,
difficulty climbing or there can be no symptoms at all.
There are two main organizations that evaluate hips: OFA - Orthopedic
Foundation for Animals or PennHIP - Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program.
Speak to your vet. for more information about the two differing types.
Animals with CHD should not be bred.
The next scheduled AABC event is set
for March in Kalamazoo, MI. This will be a weight pull event in
conjunction with K-9 Fanciers and the Michigan Classic. See the upcoming
events section for more details.