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It is a new year! We just had the MPBA EDUCATION CONFERENCE and it was a huge success again. We had good feedback from the vendors and they had really good reviews. All the new Vendors made a point to ask that they get


invited back. And we have started working on next year’s and to hope to get more members involved.

There is a lot of changes going on the Pet Industry, I hope every member is paying attention. You should be going to the Chapter meetings to stay informed of the changes and what effects it can have on your Business. So, get involved and get other breeders to join in. Thank you for supporting MPBA and any other Associations that helping the Industry.

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Probably the most challenging time of 2019 is over. Missouri Pet Breeder’s Conference was an overwhelming success. Great attendance, vendors

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sold out on Friday, speakers with education, awesome FFA speaking contest, and great competition for the MPBA scholarships. The only thing lacking is participation by enough MPBA members to plan and implement this event. Get ready... we are getting ready to implement a plan to involve all chapters, their directors, and a few of their members. We need numbers to keep from killing off the old members. This is the season for education and CEUs. Dr. Wade and his group in LA held their event first; attendance was up. Their organization is growing. Then we move to St. Puppy’s Day at Sky Indigo. As usual, the folks at Pinnacle did a superb job. It was well attended by the folks in the three corners... some of which never get up to Lebanon. On to Iowa at Prairie Meadows Casino. I believe in education and continued learning... new products... new research. How can you possibly do your best job in your kennel without continuing to learn? The Oklahoma conference at River Bend Casino is next, followed by Illinois breeders in Arthur, IL. The flying regulations are certainly hurting sales of snub nosed dogs, and legislation in Iowa is threatening with several kennel dispersals. What will be next? What are you doing to help the industry continue to move forward? We need every member to help. Renew your memberships in your organization and get out and work. I know everyone is busy, me included. But if you don’t join forces to help in our efforts, I am afraid you will have lots of time on your hands, and no place to sell your dogs. Ann Quinn, MPBA Publicity Director


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The marijuana plant contains high levels of THC. Meanwhile, the hemp plant contains very low levels of THC and won't alter your pet's mental state. Most CBD products are derived from hemp. How Does CBD Oil Help Pets? CBD oil is not a cure-all but there are instances where it's been found to work particularly well. For pets with chronic pain, GI issues, arthritis, muscle trauma or neurological issues, CBD oil can be useful in conjunction with the current therapy. Medication side e!ects such as ulcers and tummy upset can be avoided or improved with the addition of CBD oil. The goal is to make your pet comfortable without causing side e!ects from the long-term use of anti-in"ammatory drugs. Pets undergoing chemotherapy, often see less nausea and stay on food better when also using CBD oil. Dogs and cats that su!er seizures have also responded well to the use of CBD oil, especially pets dealing with refractory seizures due to brain damage issues caused by the distemper virus or other trauma. Mild seizures may be adequately controlled with CBD oil alone. Does CBD Oil Help with Anxiety in Dogs and Cats? CBD oil can be quite helpful when pets struggle with anxiety due to separation, storms, #reworks or travel. CBD oil helps anxiety by calming or relaxing the nervous system. CBD oil used with behavior modifying therapy can make changing the behavior and lowering the anxiety of your pet much more successful. It is important to keep in mind that CBD oil does not work right away for every animal. Like all herbal products, CBD oil does not produce instant results. Pets typically need to take the proper dose of CBD oil for about two weeks before it works as expected. There is little drawback from using CBD oil and there are few side e!ects or toxicity concerns. Products containing CBD oil have their place and are being used medicinally for issues that, in the past, were not easily controlled. If you have any questions about CBD oil don't hesitate to give our Pet Care Pros a call at 800.786.4751.

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Free Farm Labor Guide Helps Farmers Hire and Keep the Right Workers By Linda Geist | University of Missouri Extension

Hiring farm-workers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Economist Ryan Milhollin. Changing labor laws and government regulations make hiring more complex, Milhollin says. Missouri University Extension Missouri Farm Labor Guide is available for free download at https://extension., lets farmers know the right practices to identity, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to mentor workers to help them move into their new jobs. Milhollin says the guide offers tips on how to find new employees. It tells how to write job descriptions that set clear expectations for employer and employee. It includes links to interview questions and farm job descriptions. The 46 page guide tells how to use background checks, reference checks and drug testing and gives links to databases. It tells Packaged food often contain words and phrases like “low fat,” “reduced sodium,” “contains whole grain,” to make consumers think a food is healthy. While nutrition facts labels are printed on food packages to help consumers identify make informed food choices. One of the biggest changes in the new nutrition facts labels is a larger, bolder typeface for both calories and serving sizes. The typeface will be easier to see and read. “The new label reflects updated scientific information, including an understanding of the links between diet and chronic disease,” FDA said in a written statement. It is more realistic about how people eat today.” Another change you’ll see on the labels is more realistic serving sizes, with some packaging listing nutrition information per serving as well as per package. The labels will list added sugars, which are either added during the processing of foods are packaged as such: free sugars, mono-sugars and disaccharides; sugars from syrups and honey; and sugars from concentrated fruit or vegetable juices. Vitamin D and potassium well be also on the list of nutrients required on the labels, whereas Vitamins A and C are no longer required to be listed. However, manufactures can still list Vitamins A and C. The information on daily values for nutrients such as sodium, dietary fiber, and Vitamin D have been updated and are used to calculate the percentage of Daily Value (DV) that are on the labels. The percentage of DV provides nutrition information in the context of a daily diet based on 2,000 calories per day. Lastly the new labels will no longer list calories from fats. For more information on reading the new food labels, see

how to avoid legal pitfalls during interviews, employment and termination. Record-keeping often is one of the biggest challenges for small agribusinesses and farmers, Mulhollin says. The guide lists contact information for federal and state tax and labor agencies. It also gives rules on pay for employees and family members, overtime, exemptions, bonuses, and nonmonetary compensation. Finally, an application for farm employment and an employer checklist are provided. The North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute and Food and Agriculture, and MU Extension fund the guide. Midwest AG Journal, an edition of HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL. NEWS | | March 4, 2019. pg 6B.

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Supreme Court Delivers Unanimous Victory for Asset Forfeiture Challenge

The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures. Eric Boehm|Feb. 20, 2019 12:00 pm JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS/NewscomStates are bound by the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against excessive fines and fees when they seek to seize property or other assets from individuals charged or convicted of a crime, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday. It’s a decision that hands a major victory to critics of civil asset forfeiture, and it opens another avenue to legal challenges against that widely used (and often abused) practice by which states and local governments can seize cars, cash, homes, and pretty much anything else that is suspected of being used to commit a crime. The case before the Supreme Court, Timbs v. Indiana, involved the seizure of a $42,000 Land Rover SUV from Tyson Timbs, who was arrested in 2015 for selling heroin to undercover police officers. He pleaded guilty to his crimes and was sentenced to one year of house arrest and five years of probation. On top of that, the state of Indiana seized his 2012 Land Rover—which he had purchased with money received from his late father’s life insurance payout, not with the proceeds of drug sales—on the ground that it had been used to commit a crime. Timbs challenged that seizure, arguing that taking his vehicle amounted to an additional fine on top of the sentence he had already received. The Indiana Supreme Court rejected that argument, solely because the U.S. Supreme Court had never explicitly stated that the Eighth Amendment applied to the states. On Wednesday, the high court did exactly that. “For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history,” wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the opinion. “Excessive fines can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies,” she wrote, or can become sources of revenue disconnected from the criminal justice system.

Indeed, some local governments do use fines and fees as a means to raise revenue, and that has created a perverse incentive to target residents. After the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a federal investigation into the city government found that 20 percent of its general fund came from criminal fines. And Ferguson is not alone in relying heavily on revenue from fines. Making clear that the Eighth Amendment applies to the states will make it far easier to challenge unreasonable fines and fees—including not just asset forfeiture cases, but also situations where local governments hit homeowners with massive civil penalties for offenses such as unapproved paint jobs or Halloween decorations. Some of those cases are already getting teed up. As C.J. Ciaramella wrote in this month’s issue of Reason, a federal class action civil rights lawsuit challenging the aggressive asset forfeiture program in Wayne County, Michigan, that was filed in December argues that the county’s seizure of a 2015 Kia Soul after the owner was caught with $10 of marijuana should be deemed an excessive fine. More broadly, Timbs is a good reminder of how ridiculous the argument in favor of civil asset forfeiture really is. During oral arguments in November, Indiana’s solicitor general got boxed into a corner by Justice Stephen Breyer, who managed to twist the government’s lawyer into arguing that Indiana should be allowed to seize vehicles for as small an offense as driving 5 mph over the speed limit, which literally elicited laughter in the courtroom. After Wednesday’s ruling, there’s a better chance that more civil asset forfeiture cases will be laughed right out of court for being what they obviously are: unconstitutional, excessive punishments that don’t fit the crime. MYSTERY On page 17, find the picture and identify the MPBA member that got a big order at the MPBA Conference. What was the product?



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The first dog to play Lassie on film was really a “laddie.” Specifically, he was a male Rough collie named Pal. As a pup, the dog had some behavior issues—little Pal was overly enthusiastic and drove his first owner crazy with nonstop barking. (Even more disconcerting was the puppy’s habit of chasing down motorcycles, a pastime he never outgrew.) After animal trainer Henry Peck failed to make any progress with Pal, he referred the puppy’s owner to a colleague by the name of Rudd Weatherwax, who was much more successful at training him. Pal’s original owner eventually gave him to Weatherwax, and the rest is history. Under the trainer’s guidance, Pal starred in seven Lassie movies, plus two episodes of the spinoff TV series. Decades after his passing, The Saturday Evening Post declared that Pal had enjoyed “the most spectacular canine career in film history.”


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Woof for Vets Center Stage, Expo 2019 Woof for Vets is crazy about Dogs, Veterans and Pure Bred Breeders. Together we are proactive in helping veterans in need of a dog and are working hard to reduce suicides one veteran at a time. During the Missouri Pet Breeders Association (MPBA) Expo Saturday morning, Woof for Vets’ booth was buzzing with excitement. We had veterans and dogs arriving and waiting to see which puppy was going home with them. Sue presented three beautiful red Doberman puppies to three veterans and puppy packets. The puppy packets consisted of puppy feed and assorted items donated by the vendors. Thank you, Vendors–you were instrumental in helping our Heroes. Cristi and her husband presented Jordon with a sharp looking beautiful male German Shepherd with the cutest head turn. We followed up with Jordan and his new pup and they are settling in and getting ready to start training. Bob, President of American Canine Association (ACA) presented the new owners with free, generous puppy packages and instructions to register their dogs. A big hearty thank you goes out to ACA for their support. Keith, Janice, and Riley, a Golden Retriever, had arrived early to help get things started. Everyone loves them and those of us that meet Riley are in love. Keith gave a special speech regarding Riley and how much he has helped him to over-come PTS. News Flash – Keith, Janice and Riley are moving to Kansas and are enthusiastic and busy creating Kansas Woof for Vets. This will be Woof for Vets first partner and for Pure Bred Breeders. They have a lot of support and are very excited about helping more veterans by giving them a gift of a puppy. We wish them well and

standing by to assist them. On stage, Sue hosted the show. She talked about the veteran’s high suicide rate and how much we are involved in working to reduce deaths; the amount of traveling we do in our spare time, picking up and delivering dogs to veterans; and the need of a newer vehicle–we quickly pile up the mileage. Our future plans are to grow, reach out to more veterans and pure bred breeders, and place more dogs in loving homes. Verl’s testimony is tremendous. He told the audience about his battle with PTS and how much his wife, Pat put up with him. Pat kept busy looking for a way to change his life and get back the man she married. You see, Pat and Verl stopped at our booth during the 2018 Branson’s Veteran’s Week. Verl’s PTS was obvious; he would not talk. Things were about to quickly change, for when Verl met Bella–a wonderful, loving King Charles Cavalier¬he gently put his hand on her and he started talking to her owner, Bill. We were all amazed. Pat immediately saw the difference and she knew she found an answer. Pat took the time to fill out an application for a King Charles Caviler. Little Bella calmed Verl, she defused his awkward tension, she smelled his emotions and knew he needed her at that moment. Bella is precious and we all love her. She hails from Oklahoma, and was donated by Janice. Bill and Janice have stayed in touch with each other. Janice is our very first pure bred breeder to donate a dog toWoof for Vets. She was sitting in our audience and asked to come forward to speak. She took center stage and told about her experience presenting Joe, a US Army Veteran, with a very intelligent, good- looking Border Collie. She spoke of how happy it made her that she could help someone and how much she trusted our program. She went on to express how


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Alaskan Malamute Origin and History

The Alaskan Malamute Breed History

As its name suggests, the Alaskan Malamute originates from the United States’ northernmost state, Alaska. Believed to be first utilized by and named after the Mahlemuit Inuit tribe living in the upper regions of that state, the Alaskan Malamute was first used for hunting polar bears and hauling heavy sleds. Ideally adapted to the harsh, winter environment of Alaska, the Alaskan Malamute were treated well by the native tribes that used this dog regularly in their daily lives and has led to a breed with a wonderful temperament and disposition. Experts believe that this special breed of dog is one of the oldest breeds on the North American continent, and though there is some disagreement, many feel that the breed originated as a cross between early dog and domesticated wolves. A member of the Spitz group of dogs, theAlaskan Malamute is closely related to the Samoyed, Akita, Chow Chow, Finnish Spitz, the Elkhound and several others. The breed is distributed worldwide and does well in many environments, but has remained largely native to its homeland in Alaska, and thrives in cold conditions. Early attempts to improve the breed, primarily to build speed as a sled dog, were damaging to the breed initially, but the breed was saved due to the efforts of a couple of breeders.

AlaskanMalamute history stemming from the early days in northern Alaska is broad and varied though usually includes pulling heavy sleds. Unlike other breeds who pull sleds and are known for the speed and quickness, the Alaskan Malamute is best suited for pulling heavier loads over long distances. The breed was instrumental in many of the early polar expeditions including the famous expedition to the South Pole by Richard Byrd. Additionally, Alaskan Malamutes were utilized in the Klondike Gold Rush that began in 1896 since they were so prized for the ability to pull extremely heavy loads. The AKC officially recognized the Alaskan Malamute breed in 1935 and updated the guidelines with stricter breed standards following WWII, where incidentally several members of the breed made some contribution. Most all of the Alaskan Malamutes registered today by the AKC originate to one of three foundation lines, the Kotzebues, M’Loots or Hinman, or to other dogs registered just prior to stricter guidelines in the late 1940s.

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BARK SADNESS This March, the Humane Society of the United States won’t play ball with needy pets. Humane Society CEO to Massachusetts animals: DROP DEAD

• The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with local humane societies. It only gievs 1% of the money

it raises to help local pet shelters care for animals.

• HSUS put over $100 million into Carribbean investments in the past several years– money that could have been used to feed homeless animals. • HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle has endorsed convicted dog killer Michael Vick getting another pup–after Vick’s employer gave $50,000 to HSUS.

IT’S A SLAM DUNK: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHELTER, NOT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES. At the same time, HSUS is spending $2 million pushing Question 3, a Massachusetts ballot measure that would ban 85 percent of eggs and pork from being sold in the state. Just another example of HSUS’ twisted vegan agenda and upside-down priorities. HUMANE WATCH.ORG Keeping a watchful eye on the Humane Society of the United States 31 The Humane Society of the United States is closing its only wildlife care facility in New England, a death sentence for the 2,000 animals it helps each year.





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problematic because it does not define what kind of state or local “officials” could show up at your home and “inspect” it. Personal Information a Matter of Public Record Additionally, by having residents’ personal information published for any and all to see on a database, they are opened up to scrutiny and possible attack by animal rights organizations and activists. These groups will know the details and locations to every single family in the state that is breeding animals, or any person that simply just rehomes one of their pets. Beyond that, who will create and maintain this database? What will it cost the state to do so? According to the fiscal note associated with the bill, the cost is an “indeterminable increase” at this time, but their assumptions include almost a half million dollars just to get the database up and running. Over the course of 4 years, in order to implement the bill’s regulations, they estimate it will cost at least $3,896,000 to the tax payers. What This Looks Like for Pet Owners This bill would affect New Hampshire residents across all walks of life. The bill contains confusing language that in turn makes deciphering its meaning even more confusing. In order to be considered a “pet vendor” you must be “any person, firm, corporation, or other entity engaged in the business of transferring live animals or birds customarily used as household pets to the public, with or without a fee or donation required…” What does “in the business of selling live animals” mean for residents? How can you be in the business of selling animals if it includes any person who transfers the ownership of an animal with or without a fee? Our concern lies with the vague and confusing wording of the bill. We worry that residents may not fully understand the expectations asked of them, and if it passes, they may unintentionally be breaking the law when selling an animal, or simply rehoming one. In an effort to clarify this confusing language of the bill we have tried more than once to reach the Representatives who sponsored this bill and were unable to reach them. “Live Free or Die” State Motto? New Hampshire already has sufficient animal welfare laws to protect animals from harm or cruelty like Criminal Code 644:8. The Humane Society of the United States even has New Hampshire ranked as one of the top 20 humane states in the U.S. So, instead of pushing more unnecessary and insensible regulations on residents, the state should focus on enforcing the animal welfare laws already in place. This bill would punish law-abiding families who needed to rehome their pet parrot or had one small litter out of their favorite dog, instead of the criminals who should be targeted. New Hampshire’s official state motto is “Live Free or Die”, however this type of far- reaching legislation does not seem to match that credo. This bill would actually limit the rights and freedoms of New Hampshire residents. Bill Being Pushed by Politicians Associated with the HSUS Both Senator Watters and Senator Bradley, who sponsored this bill, have previously joined the Humane Society of the United States on animal rights legislation in the state of New Hampshire. In doing so, they have shown that their values align with the animal rights agenda. By sponsoring this bill, we can assume that this type of legislation is in line with that ideology and is further pushing animal rights goals of eliminating animals in human care rather than being for the good and welfare of animals.

Imagine needing to rehome your pet, but in order to not break the law, you must get licensed as a “hobby breeder” or a “pet vendor”. HB688 was just introduced in New Hampshire in January and was considered in a public hearing before the House Environment and Agriculture Committee on February 7th, 2019. HB688 - Relative to Transfer and Inspection of Animals This bill defines the term “hobby breeder”, and further defines “pet vendor” and “commercial breeder”. If the bill becomes a law, anyone who transfers any live animal for a fee (under 30 animals per year) would need to be licensed by the state as a “hobby breeder”. Anyone transferring ownership of 31 live animals or more a year would need to be licensed as a “commercial breeder”, which includes additional regulations. A “pet vendor” is defined as any person, firm, corporation, or other entity engaged in the business of transferring live animals or birds customarily used as household pets to the public, with or without a fee or donation required, and whether or not a physical facility is owned by the licensee in New Hampshire, when transfer to the final owner occurs within New Hampshire. “Pet vendor” does not include animal shelter facilities. If classified as a “hobby breeder”, the person would be subjected to these regulations: • Must register with the state; • Allow inspection (warrantless searches) of their premises by the State, local officials, law enforcement, or health officials; • Submit records to the above-mentioned parties or any member of the public; • Personal information and every exchange will be included in a new statewide “Animal Transfer Database;” • Each individual animal must have identification records; • Maintain substantial paperwork and records including vaccination records, rabies certificates and any other pertinent documents to each animal sold. It is important to note that this bill would include any live animal, not just dogs or cats. The sale of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and rodents would be affected by this bill. Imagine selling your pet snake to a friend and needing to be licensed by the state as a “hobby breeder” or as a “pet vendor” – as well as subject yourself to all that it entails. Intended Consequences – MakingAnimal Ownership Undesirable This is all a calculated effort to make owning animals undesirable. Animal rights activists and organizations are hoping that by pushing these ridiculous regulations on pet owners that the hassle will be too much for them to continue owning pets, or engaging in a hobby or business involving animals. Residents Forced to Open Their Home to Local and State “Officials” As shown above, the regulations that New Hampshire residents would have to abide by as a “hobby breeder” or “pet vendor” are far reaching. Although “hobby breeders” inspections are announced, it does not negate the intrusion posed by the government on anyone who simply sells an animal. New Hampshire’s residents are being subjected to a process that inherently removes the privacy of their home even if they are not in the business of selling animals – a “hobby breeder” license is necessary when selling just one animal within a calendar year. If licensed as a “pet vendor” this bill would force citizens to give up that due process and allow for unannounced inspections of their premises.According to the bill’s text, inspections could be completed by state or local “officials”, or animal control or law enforcement. What is an “official”? This verbiage is quite vague, which would be






Tri-County Pet Breeders did not meet in January. It was New Years day. February’s meeting had members from Ozark Country Kennel Club and members from Mt Grove. The 3 clubs are getting together to host an OFA Health clinic this coming September in Mt. Grove. Health testing is so important. A beautiful dog on the outside does not mean a healthy dog on the inside. Our March meeting was a great roundtable discussion on how each of us handle different aspects of daily kennel duties. We can learn so much from each other. We also discussed and delegated duties involved with hosting the 2 dog Shows that are coming up. The first is an APRI show in Mt. Grove. The second is an ACA show in West Plains on May 5th at the civic Center. Spring has sprung. Thank Goodness! Tri-County Pet Breeders has been very busy again. The club gave the Cabool Band Boosters a break. We ran their cook shack for 4 months. At Christmas, the club donated Pajamas to all the children in the Houston and Cabool Head Start program. Each child received the correct size and color pajamas. Each gift was wrapped and addressed to the child along with a candy cane. Our club joined the Houston and Cabool Chamber of commerce. We made donations to fellow breeders that are experiencing serious health issues.



Dr. Dunn is one of our favorite speakers. Dr. Dunn educates us on all the nitty gritty aspects of canine care. This time we discussed neo-natal survival. Our members get together every month and bring a great home cooked meal to the Senior Citizens Center.. Tri County Pet Breeders and Ozark Country Kennel Club work together as a team. Our clubs got together and had a booth at the Expo. We showcased puppies from our members. We are SO Excited! We have secured a health clinic this fall with the help of Dr. Sinn, Stacey Mason from AKC and Dr. Moore. The clinic is September 10, 2019. Appointments will fill up fast. Contact Sheila Stillwell, Kathleen Monks or Elizabeth Monks.. The Clinic will be held in Mt. Grove, MO. Congratulations Sheila on your new appointment as vice president. MMRB CHAPTER January: If memory serves me right, Dr. Art Bryant was the speaker. February: Rick Stein with R & L Envirocare spoke on their Air Restore System March: Aleica Davis spoke on Retail Sales Tax, and MMRB hosted the MPBAExpo at Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. Several MMRB members and MPBA members worked the expo to make sure all ran smoothly. It was a great Expo. Job well done, MMRB & MPBA! MMRB sold raffle tickets from their booth, along with, as always, speaking to everyone who stopped by the booth just to say hello and visit or get educated on animal welfare.

email Kim Dildine at or call at 417- 252-9205 for details. We partnered with the Tri CountyMPBAclub again this year and gifted a local Headstart class with warm and fuzzy pajamas. We have heard back the children really appreciate and love the Pjs. Dr Jonny Bell was our speaker for February’s meeting and spoke about the effects of anesthesia on puppies. Learned a lot at that meeting. Saw several familiar faces at the Pinnacle Pets Puppy Day seminar in Oklahoma, was nice to shop the venders, listen to educational material and catch up with friends. We had a couple of elections: Pat Huddleston is now the Vice President and Glenda Watson retained the Treasurer Position.

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OZARK COUNTRY KENNEL CLUB CHAPTER Hello and happy almost Spring!! We at The Ozark Country Kennel Club are gearing up for our annual ACA dog show. Going to be May 4 this year at the Civic Center in West Plains. Please



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MPBA Board of Directors Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for Dinner; 6:30 p.m. for meeting | Golden Corral | 2734 N. Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO President: Kevin Beauchamp • (417) 718-4182 • Membership Secretary: Deborah Allen • (417) 733-6043 • Treasurer: Dorace Burton • Communication Director: Mark Swinson • (417) 459-7684 • Vice President: Rodney Blosser • 417-327-6315 Correspondence Secretary: Kathleen Monks • (417) 260-1884 • Publicity Director: Ann Quinn • (417) 473-6113 •


The Ozarks Country Kennel Club President: Kim Dildine (417) 252-9205 • (417) 469-1134

1st Quality Pet Breeders President: Juanita Kimbrough (816) 739-2556 • Director: Carolotta Underwood (660) 422-0893 • Chapter meetings held 1st Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. | Family Center Conference Room | 2600 Cantrell Rd., Harrisonville, MO Director: Tami Brower (417) 469-0420 •

Monthly meetings held 1st Thursday of each month | 6:30 p.m. | Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply | 789 Worley Dr., West Plains, MO South Central President: Joyce Medlock (573) 308-6920 • Director: Chris Nilges (573) 690-5286 • Monthly meetings held 1st Tuesday of each month | 7:00 p.m. | Rolla Technical Institute | Rolla, MO Southwest Chapter of MPBA President: Jean Lafferty (417) 652-7573 • Monthly meetings held 2nd Tuesday each month | 6:30 p.m. | Crowder College Community Room | Cassville, MO

Concerned Dog Breeders of the Ozarks President: Sue Swanigan (417) 399-9047 • Director: Michelle Neel

(417) 693-6509 • Chapter Monthly meetings held 3rd Monday each month | 6:00 p.m. for Dinner; 7:00 p.m. for Speakers & Business | Golden Corral | 2734 N. Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO Crossroads President: Brenda Arnett (417) 998-5001 • Director: Katie Francka (417) 376-2779 • Monthly meetings will be: April 12th, July 12th, October 11th, & December 13th Mid-Missouri Responsible Breeders President: Kevin Beauchamp (417) 718-4182 • Director: Randy Blosser (417) 733-0971 Monthly meetings held 2nd Tuesday each month | 6:00 p.m. | Taste of Andy’s | Lebanon, MO

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