Farmcliff is having its 3rd and last Farmcliff Fun Day on Sunday, October 6, 2013 starting at 9:00am..
Same format as usual -- Racing starts at 9:00am for puppies and dogs that have never raced or need help getting going. Experienced racers start around 10:00am and race till noon with each dog getting to race 3 flat races and 3 hurdle races (or more if dog numbers not too great). Great conditioning for JRTCA Nationals Racing which is Friday, October 11, 2013.
Price of admission is to bring a pot-luck dish to share with the rest of us at lunch. Home-made dishes are preferred and heavily pasta dishes are NOT preferred. Homemade salads, fruit dishes, veggies, soups/stews, deserts and meat dishes are GREAT! Bring your favorites. We always have a SUPER potluck lunch!
After lunch we will have Go-to-Ground training/practice and Lure Coursing in the agility ring. Agility equipment is available, but probably better used during racing or lunch because of the distraction of the lure coursing. Volunteers to help run GTG and Lure Coursing are always appreciated.
Special addition -- Laura Harakaly will be drawing blood for submission to our wonderful JRTCA DNA Bank at the Univ. of Missouri. At no cost to you, this is a wonderful way to help our JRTCA Research Foundation do research on various JRT genetic diseases looking for DNA markers. So far, this research has had wonderful success identifying DNA markers for several serious JRT genetic defects. You must bring pedigrees for JRTs you have blood drawn.
We will have JRT Research Foundation forms available or you can download the form here.
Link to the Testing Form
The form must be filled out to accompany each blood sample and a copy of that dog's pedigree. These will all be sent to the University of Missouri by overnight mail early Monday.
Hope to see you all at our 3rd JRT Farmcliff Fun Day of 2013.
Bob Franklin, Farmcliff JRTs
32 Montano Road, Glastonbury, CT