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club by donating our time, some through rescue, some offer
themselves as Directors of the Club. Many feel they have neither the
time or the skills and prefer that their yearly membership goes
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Membership fee goes directly into supporting all of the above as
well as funding Specialties every year. One of the biggest ways your
Membership in the Pomeranian Club of Canada helps, is to support
the ongoing research into Pomeranian Health issues, particularly the
study of BSD. The PCOC is the largest single contributor to this
cause in the world and continues to support the fight to help our
Pomeranians eliminate this horrible disease from our breed.
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Next edition for 2014 will
be out at the beginning of December.
Submissions and advertisements are due in to Sue Betts by November 15,
This is the Christmas Edition, and last opportunity for this year to
promote your dogs and wins!
for Results of PCOC Specialty Shows including the most recent
of Alopecia X: Shedding the Myths
Paul Eckford, PhD (Biochemistry) B.Sc. (Biochemistry)
There is no more divisive issue
in the Pomeranian community than the unexplained loss of coat in the
young Pomeranian. The internet is replete with experts who have
all of the answers to where it comes from, who is
causing it, how it is passed, how to identify it
months or even years before it becomes apparent and, even how
to cure it.
Here many of the myths and much
of the misinformation will be challenged, and the scientifically
sound facts on the disease will be highlighted. In particular the
article focuses on the future and how scientists are working to
identify the cause of the disease, and how to identify it by a
genetic test which will allow breeders to screen their dogs and
avoid producing Pomeranians that lose their coats. This article
discusses how we can come together as a community to stop the loss
of coats in OUR breed, if we truly want to. Only the support of the
Pomeranian community will bring about a real solution to the
Alopecia X phenomenon.
Dr. Eckford is Chair
of the Pomeranian Club of Canada's Health and Genetics Committee
Did you know . . .
that Beatrix Potter, who wrote and illustrated the famous and much loved "Peter Rabbit" books, also wrote a story about a black Pomeranian, Duchess. In "The Pie and The Patty Pan", the little Pomeranian is invited over to her cat-friend's house for tea. Feeling certain her friend will be serving mouse pie, Duchess goes to considerable lengths and gets herself in quite a pickle to avoid having to eat mouse while at the same time trying not to offend her friend. "The Pie and The Patty Pan" is Number 17 in the Beatrix Potter book series. There were also two Beswick figurines of Duchess issued about 25 years ago that are quite rare the one with the little black Pomeranian holding the flowers is worth several hundred dollars!
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