The board verified we are able to hold our tests at Canyon RV Park so we will be digging in on Friday, October 23, 2020.
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING will be required of all who attend. If you are outside of your car, you must wear a mask! Spectators are discouraged from coming this year. We will also have a waiver for everyone to sign when they arrive at the event.
There will not be any of our fun events this year. This is a barebones event for the earth dog tests only. While it won’t be quite what we are used to, it will be fun for the dogs! Because of this, we will not be providing food or drinks and there will not be a potluck. Please bring food and drinks for yourselves and your dogs.
There will be place markers to help maintain distance from our test secretary. Also, we will have single use pens available if you forget to bring your own.
Anyone with questions can contact Test Chair, Sue Friley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Test Secretary Lisa Jury (email@example.com).
Plans are to still hold the meeting on Sunday once the tunnels are dug up. If you are only planning to come for the meeting, you might want to be there by noon. We will socially distance members in order to hold the meeting.
The Board of Directors and the Earthdog test committee are thrilled that we are planning to host our annual Earthdog tests on October 24 & 25, 2020 at our usual place, Canyon RV Park. A copy of the premium list will be posted on Duffy’s Cavern http://duffyscavern.org/Earthe_dogges.htm and our Facebook page. A revision has been made to our premium list and should be posted in the next couple of days. The changes are that we have had to cancel our potluck lunch and our Farmhunt and raffle. These are due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. The club will be adhering to the AKC Best Practices and will require MASKS and social distancing. To that end, we will have staked out areas with 6′ distancing to aid everyone in staying safe.
Our meeting will take place on Sunday afternoon, about 1 pm, once the tunnels have been pulled. Dig in is pending, but will probably be on Friday, Oct 23.
Additionally, the earth dog test committee and the board will continue to monitor the local and state restrictions. Any changes will be posted both here on our webpage and on our Facebook page.
For those who pre-enter, full refunds will be made if we are unable to hold the tests. For those that may chose to do day-of entries, we respectfully request checks rather than cash, if at all possible.
It is with great sadness that I share the cancellation of the annual January in Indio/start of the year shows. We received word today that Desert Empire Terrier (including our specialty) and Palm Springs Kennel Club have decided to cancel the 2021 shows. With all the uncertainty in California, at this time, it seems to be the safe choice to make.