Spokane Dog Fanciers Fun Matches

Terry at nosework

Obedience and Rally Fun Matches are held in conjunction with our local Sheltie Club and Collie Club on a Sunday in January, February, and March.  The matches are held indoors at Spokane Dog Training Club.  We always need more workers.  Even if obedience is not your sport of choice, please help out for a couple of hours to support your club.


JAN 19




2019 fun match dates and earnings:

Jan 20, earned 262.03

Feb 10, earned 179.52 (Subtotal 441.55) 

March 10-202.07  Total 643.62!



January match-our portion-$187

February (right before show) - $327


We earned almost $700 for our club from these 3 shows so it is well worth our while.  These funds basically pay for our club insurance.


Canine Good Citizen Test

Jeanie Swanson's Rolex during the Long Sit

The IEGRC plans to hold a CGC each March at the end of obedience classes to offer another chance for people to pass their Canine Good Citizen test.  





Lilac City Dog Training Club

1612 E Houston Ave

Spokane, WA 99217


Evaluator: Colleen M. Bailey


4 entries, 1 pass, Thanks to all workers and participants!

Certificate Of Conformation Assessment

3-9-19 Afternoon group of qualifiers


Johanna Doty is hosting a CCA event.  panel of evaluators:  Ainslee Mills, Judy Slayton-Bachofner, & Jane Jensen.  Johanna has estimated that it will cost at least $1500 for judges travel ($600), hotel (Oxford Inn $155 X 6 nights=$930), etc.  Then we have our ribbon expense (approx 125) on top of that which is required by GRCA.  Most recent posting of a CCA shows an $75 entry fee!  Jeanie suggested we buy Costco croissant sandwiches ($32.95 for 20 half sandwiches) and have 3 members bring salads, and 3 members bring a dessert.  Dani volunteered for a dessert.  Johanna will bring a crock pot of meatballs, Mavourneen will bring a green salad, Mary Cole will bring a broccolli salad.  Marilee will measure, Ellen will assist.  Jeanie and Gene will photograph.  Workers to show at 7:30.  Johanna will pick up judges.

We are looking at Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Spokane Dog Training Club ($175).  Now that we have the date, Johanna has contacted the evaluators.  We havel filled (which is 24) with club members.  24 X 75= $1800 


Mail entries to:  

Johanna Doty
15510 W. Bluegrass Rd 
Nine Mile Falls WA 99026
Entries accepted on and after  1/2/2019.


3-9-19 Morning group of qualifiers

Eye Clinic

Dr. Sheryl Krohne( & Onyx)

The veterinary cardiologist that was scheduled for this Memorial Weekend has cancelled due to a family emergency.  We will still be having the eye clinic.

Each Saturday after our Friday Specialty Show, we sponsor a health clinic featuring a Veterinary Ophthmalogist and a Veterinary Cardiologist.  2018 featured Dr Maran from Olympic Veterinary Cardiology and offered online booking at $45 for ascultation and $200 for an echocardiogram:


Dr Maran said 49 dogs were processed in 2018.


Ophthamologist for 2018 was Dr Sheryl Krohne.  Eye exam price was $28.

81 dogs went through the eye clinic, a new record!

Thank you to all our workers and participants!  Both Doctors were thrilled with their responses.  Dr Krohne said the eye clinic was the best attended and most organized.


Working Certificate Test

Gene Daspit & Corrie New JH

Gene Daspit and Johanna Doty are both exploring the idea of holding a WC/WCX test.  Insurance is one of the factors stopping us.  We may try to work with North Idaho Retriever club to make something happen.  Please consider joining them.  https://www.facebook.com/North-Idaho-Retriever-Club-540273832986790/

Blue Skies Chesapeake's

23615 South Mallory Prairie Road

Tyler, WA

 Take I-90 westbound.  Take exit 257.  Turn Left on SR-904 (Lt Col. Michael Anderson Memorial Highway) towards Cheney and go 0.2 miles. Turn left on South Mallory Prairie Road.  Look for the Blue Skies Chessies sign on the right

 What to Bring:  Dog, Chair, Lunch, Appropriate attire, Perhaps a throwing arm and a sense of humor.  This will be an intro to field work with dummies.

We had 4 members in attendance, also one Lab owner and two Chessie owners.  Clayton suggested that we do another field day in the Summer.

GRCA National Specialty

2019 Raffle Basket from Simply Northwest

IEGRC always tries to support our breed's National Specialty usually with a catalog ad advertising our upcoming specialty and with a raffle basket showcasing regional foods and wines.  

IEGRC Raffle Basket for 2018 GRCA National Specialty