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The first AGM of the Maritime Toy Dog Club was held [in Fredericton] Spring 1955 with recognition by Canadian Kennel Club following on February 9, 1956.

Stated in the original documents for the club: "The purpose of this Club is to promote the knowledge and care of all toy breeds, improvement in type and their publicity.  It is also to encourage more toy breeders to exhibit their dogs at all breed shows."

The first slate of officers were President, Mrs. P.A. Margeson, 1st VP, Robert B. Laskey, 2nd VP, Herbert Webber, 3rd VP, Mrs. D.R. Thomas, 4th VP, Mrs. A.Z. Whitman, 5th VP, G.A. Atkinson; Directors: Wm. W. Laskey, Dr. H.V. Corbet, Mrs. R.H. Colwell, Mrs. R.A. Rowan, Mrs. M.G. Langille, and Mrs. Kenneth Albright.  Club Secretary was Mrs. Roy H. Colwell, Treasurer, Mrs. Fred Haviland.  There were two show committees to cover New Brunswick and Nova Scotia chapters of the Club.

The first Specialty, hosted by the New Brunswick Kennel Club, was held on August 16, 1956 with USA All-Breed Judge, Mrs. Charles Forrest Dowe (Peggy) of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Best in Show - Pekingse - Ch. Chik T'Sun of Caversham, Nigel Aubrey Jones & William Taylor
Best Canadian Bred - Chihuahua (SC) - Lady Laurel Star, Stanley Pond
Best Canadian Bred Puppy - Chihuahua (SC) - Tiny Pepe Marmaduke, Mrs. Ruth McAllister


MTDC Specialty Archives:  Additional Results will be added.   In 1996, the Club lost its Regional Status due to lack of rotating Specialties.  In 2014, the Club retained its Regional Status and holds rotating Specialties annually.

Winter Air Travel Restrictions for Pets

Due to chilly temperatures and increased passenger and cargo loads expected over the holiday season, winter restrictions are in effect for the transportation of pets travelling by air.

Please note that WestJet holiday embargo dates apply to pets travelling as checked baggage. Therefore, WestJet is unable to accept animals as checked baggage from December 15, 2019 to January 6, 2020. From December 11 to December 14, 2019, and from January 7 to January 10, 2020, a limited number of animals will be accepted as checked baggage, depending on the size of the aircraft. Also note that WestJet Cargo is unable to transport pets from December 15, 2019 to January 6, 2020.

Air Canada is unable to transport pets within North America as checked baggage or via Air Canada Cargo from December 15, 2019 to January 12, 2020. This restriction applies to flights within North America, or on international flights with a connection in North America during this time.

For information on cold weather restrictions, please visit aircanada.com or westjet.com for details. As many countries place restrictions on the entry of animals, be sure to contact the embassy or consulate of your destination country for specific requirements. 
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