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NVBC News Flashes!

orange pin March 16,2022 - NVBC Hunt Test, April 2 & 3, 2022 Slate River Farm, Dillwyn, VA PREMIUM

orange pin November 16,2021 - the Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 7 pm on Zoom. This will be a virtual meeting for ALL full members to elect a President and First Vice President for three-year terms and to recognize special achievements - Dogs of the Year, an Angel Award winner, President's Cup recipients, and New Title holders.

For more informaiton: contact President Doug Welsh dougcwelsh@yahoo.com
Secretary Barbara Bice bbice1@verizon.net

orange pin November 11, 2021 - Northern Virginia Brittany Club Fall Double, Double Hunt Test - November 20 & 21, 2021. Open to all AKC Pointing Breeds. All four Hunt Tests will be held at Slate River Farm Slate River Mill Rd, Dillwyn, VA.


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orange pin  September 17, 2021 - Northern Virginia Brittany Club Fall Double, Double Hunt Test - November 20 & 21, 2021. Open to all AKC Pointing Breeds. All four Hunt Tests will be held at Slate River Farm Slate River Mill Rd, Dillwyn, VA. PREMIUM
orange pin  September 15, 2021 - Northern Virginia Brittany Club Fall Field Trial - November 4-7, 2021 open to all AKC Pointing Breeds. The trial will be held at Slate River Farm Slate River Mill Rd, Dillwyn, VA PREMIUM
orange pin  June 10, 2021 - Snake Bite! A timely article for Brittany owners in the Mid-Atlantic area by Ron Somers (NVBC member) and Dr. Johnny Clark, DVM, Luray, VA.

orange pin  May 22, 2021 - Despite Covid-19, we have been able to hold our April and May agility trials in a safe manner: masks required, social distancing and hand disinfection procedures were in place.

Lots of hard work and long days by our committee: Jan Brunner, Susie Osmansky, Sue Drazek, Donna Rager, Pat Hollern, Beth Lobato and many others.

NVBC is supporting and working the June and October trials under license of the American Brittany Club. NVBC will get 20% of the profit from those trials.
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 March 19, 2021 - NVBC DOGS OF THE YEAR 2020 Award Pages to appear in ABC Magazine. Page 1 and Page 2.

orange pin   January 27, 2021 - NVBC Awards for 2020 Announced listed.   

orange pin  December 24, 2020 - Officers for 2021 listed.   

orange pin May 1, 2020  - Three major announcemens pertaining to COVID-19 and dogs.

1. CDC Expands on Social/Physical Distancing Guidelines to Include Pets After Some Tested Positive for Coronavirus

2. AKC's new webpage aimed at helping dog owners deal with COVID-19

3. AKC has launched the AKC Rally Novice Virtual pilot program during these times of physical distancing.

orange pin April 17, 2020  - PAVING MEMORY LANE FUNDRAISER For the Brittany Endowment Fund - a letter from Rick Smith (Word) (PDF) on behalf of the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame Election Committee ABC Regional Clubs.

orange pin February 17, 2020  - Westminster Dog Show Brittany Breed Judging, February 12, 2020. (Video is 27:55 in length.)

orange pin February 12, 2019 - CONGRATULATIONS Douglas Tighe, Nancy Hewitt, and GCHG CH HOPE'S EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT UDX OM2, Best of Breed! at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Show!

orange pin September 22, 2016 - Excellent video on how to groom a Brittany by Dawn Droel of Sovereign Brittanys, Marine, MN. Dawn, with Joe on video camera, demonstraties how to groom a Brittany for show, field or pet trim. (Sept 2016). [Running time: 42:18]

Linked with permission.

orange pin June 7, 2016 - The AKC launched the new “I Am a Breeder” video series. The series visits four breeders at home and shows a side to breeders that the public generally does not get to see. The videos give people a behind the scenes look at the love and dedication breeders have for their dogs, and the dogs that become family pets to loving owners.

View the TRAILER of this series “I Am a Breeder” videos HERE.

I am a Breeder - Theresa Viesto - Labrador Retrievers VIDEO

I am a Breeder - Pat Flanagan - Mastiffs VIDEO

I am a Breeder - Peter Festa - English Bull Dogs VIDEO

I am a Breeder - Betsy Richards - Berger Picards VIDEO

DOGS 101 BRITTANY Animal Planet video

orange pin January 25, 2015 - NVBC lost a club founder, friend, leader and advocate for Brittanys and their owners: Peter "Pete" Hilgartner Col. USMC (Ret.) October 16, 1927 - January 8, 2015. Pete's history of NVBC, a true treasure.

orange pin January 2, 2016 - Aidan Is th Rally High Combined winner at the 2015 ABC Nationals.
GCH MACH Brookewood’s Just Too Hot UD RE MXG MJG MXF T2B, call name: Aidan; Owner/Handler: Sue Drazek / Co-owner: Cindy Mille


orange pinAugust 12, 2014 - JOEY IS FAMOUS! Barbara Bice and her Brittany, Brookewood's Joseph Brant (Joey), were featured in the Baltimore Sun's coverage of a then new Worthington Dog Park in Columbia, MD. This dog park plays an important part in Barbara and Joey's life. Many Brittanys and their owners enjoy socializing at community dog parks across the nation.


Barbara Bice and Joey

orange pinJune 3, 2014 - Tribute to Nick

orange pin December 16, 2013 - GCH CH Brookewood's Just Too Hot CDX MX MXB MXJ MJB XF, 'Aidan' wins Best of Breed making the cut in the Sporting Group at the Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, FL. Mega kudos to Aidan and Sue Drazek!



orange pinNovember 9, 2013 - Tribute to Zac

Since 1973 we have been dedicated to:

Orange_Ball promoting cooperation and friendship among breeders and owners of Brittanys
Orange_Ball encouraging the highest standards in breeding, training and showing of Brittanys in the field and in the show ring
Orange_Ball preventing the breed from becoming split into groups of "field dogs" and "bench dogs" to keep it forever a "dual dog."

Whether you are considering owning your first Brittany, have Brittanys as part of your life or just enjoy the breed, we look forward to sharing the joys of Brittanys with you. You are invited to join us at any of our events held throughout the year in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Watch the video below to get an overview of our club, our dogs, their owners and the tremendous versitlity of Brittanys. A giant thank you to Lisa McCormick who graciously allows us to use her songs, "All I See Is You" and "Are You Ready For Me?" as the song track on this video. (lisamccormick.com)

Contact us if we can provide any information about Brittanys. Better yet, join the NVBC - your Brittany will thank you! NVBC has members in MD, VA, NC, WV and NM. We look forward to you becoming part of our NVBC history.