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2021 NOC Judges: Ralph Botti and Bill Cosgrove

Congratulations to Ralph Botti and Bill Cosgrove on being selected to judge the 2021 National Open Championship     [pdf-embedder url="https://essft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2021-judges-Results-v2.pdf" title="2021 judges Results v2"]
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June 1, 2020 – Preliminary Ballot Results

This ballot results will determine who will appear on the final ballot for the 2021 NOC Judges [pdf-embedder url="https://essft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Results-of-Preliminary-vote-for-2021-NOC-Judges.pdf" title="Results of Preliminary vote for 2021 NOC Judges"]
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2019 NOC Delegates Meeting Minutes & Financials

NOC Secretary Mhari Peschel has provided the 2019 NOC  Delegates' Meeting Minutes and event Financials for your review.   [pdf-embedder url="https://essft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019-NOC-Draft-Minutes.pdf" title="2019 NOC Draft Minutes"] [pdf-embedder url="https://essft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/National-Open-Championship-Proposal-Presentation-1.pdf" title="National Open Championship Proposal Presentation (1)"] [pdf-embedder url="https://essft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019-NOC-Seed-Committee-Report-1.pdf" title="2019 NOC Seed Committee Report (1)"] [pdf-embedder url="https://essft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2019-Treasurers-Report-pdf-Format.pdf" title="2019 Treasurers Report pdf Format"]
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Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS)

Breeders and Puppy Buyers - This spring brought forward a neurodegenerative sensory disorder called Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS).  A protein in the brain called GDNF becomes deficient and causes sensory insensitivity. In simple terms, the dog does not feel pain or temperature.  There were cases of infected dogs chewing on themselves and do to the…
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