Exciting news today! The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers granted accreditation to the upcoming DSFUSA-sponsored Pat Hastings "Structure in Action" seminar to be held November 12, 2011. This event will benefit Certified Professional Dog Trainers by providing 9 CEUs (continuing education units). DSFUSA is excited to be able to provide continuing canine education. To register for the Pat Hastings seminar, visit http://www.farmdogsusa.com/pat-hastings-seminar.html and sign up!
Stay tuned! We have just received word that an expert from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals is willing to present to our audiences on an upcoming WEBINAR! We are working out the details and will let you know when we have a time and date...perhaps as early as late April!!!
DSFUSA recently completed a series of live web-conferences and has now made presentations from these web-conferences available to the public as narrated slide shows. Please visit our "HOME" to view: (1) DSFUSA Business Model; (2) DSFUSA Philanthropy and Promoting Canine Education.
DSFUSA recently hosted a series of free live web conferences to introduce our business model. Now that our live web-conferences have been completed, DSFUSA will post the narrated Power Point presentations to this website within the next 5-7 days. Our live presentation included the three presentations you see below and ran about 40 minutes. We will post each of these presentations separately so you can choose which ones you would like to listen to. We will post on Facebook when the presentations are loaded. Please check back in a few days and listen in!
Presentation 1: Danish-Swedish Farmdogs USA, LLC (Melody Farquhar Chang)
Presentation 2: Promoting Canine Education (Tonya Jensen)
Presentation 3: The Foundation Stock Service® & The Danish-Swedish Farmdog (Cynthia Heyman)
On Saturday, February 19, 2011, the first Danish-Swedish Farmdog was awarded a United Kennel Club (UKC) Championship in the USA.
Stolta Ebbas Einride of Sweden, also known as Jet, has been attending various UKC Conformation shows over the last year. This month he received his last win in competition and was awarded the New Champion designation at the show.
UKC has different championship criteria than do AKC and ARBA. In UKC, to obtain a championship, a dog must acquire 100 points and 3 wins in competition. The points are awarded to the dog based on their placements, such as best of breed, best male, etc. The wins in competition must be received when they place higher than another dog in the lineup. Since Jet was the only Danish-Swedish Farmdog competing in the show, he was able to get placements in the Terrier Group for his three wins in competition.
Jet is still a little young and needs to have a bit more Spring of Ribs as is defined in the standard, but he's doing well, and he's now a UKC Champion!
On January 13, 2011, DSFUSA received confirmation from Mari-Beth O'Niell that the Danish-Swedish Farmdog had passed muster with the AKC Board of Directors, and the breed has been accepted as an AKC Foundation Stock Service Breed!
This is great news! Because of the small number of Danish-Swedish Farmdogs in the USA, it is important to have pedigrees which are recognized world wide. The only dog club in the USA which is recognized world wide is the American Kennel Club (AKC).
With this step being complete the US-Born Danish-Swedish Farmdog is assured their place in the world. AKC Pedigrees give the US-Born Farmdog the documentation they need to show in conformation events in all other FCI Member Countries, as well as be bred with dogs of all other FCI Member Countries.
It's a huge step for our US breeding programs! We encourage all Farmdog owners in the USA to register for FSS status with the AKC. Registration forms are available from the AKC-FSS page of this website. Check back soon for more information regarding AKC-FSS.