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Wire~News Spring 2012

Top Dog ~ AKC Companion Events ~ Breeder/Puppy Issue The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

Re g u l a r Fe a t u r e s Club Business 8 President’s Message 9 Treasurer’s Report & Officers 9 Contributors 12 Delegate’s Report Standings 18 Field Top Ten 20 Conformation Top Ten 21 Obed. & Agility Top Ten 46 New Titles

S p e c i a l Fe a t u r e s Articles 25 Advanced Titles 27 Ring Nerves? 34 Is Your Puppy A S.T.A.R? Special Features 16 2011 Top Dogs 26 MACH/OTCH 28 AKC/Eukanuba 32 Westminster Kennel Club 36 CHIC Dogs 42 ROM

On the Cover - “Windy” “Windy”, DC/AFC Sure Shot’s Wide Open Spaces, was named for the grounds she ran on - the wide open spaces of the high desert in Washington and Oregon. Bred by Penny Ljungren and owned by Judy Cheshire and Doug Ljungren, Windy was the first joint venture that Doug and I shared. Doug trained her and ran her……. I spoiled her and showed her. A group placing Dual Champion…… what more could we have asked for? Thank you for sharing your life with us and for your gift of “Sonora”. Happy Hunting, Windy girl, you’ll always be in our hearts.

Judy Cheshire & Doug Ljungren

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Judy Cheshire & Doug Ljungren Mountain View - Claire & Kelly Wisch (Reprint) Dan Griffith (Reprint) Ben Coller Reece Kennels - Mike & Angie Johnson Judy Cheshire & Doug Ljungren Wild West - J West & R Haukoos Mike & Kay Braddock Backwoods Kennel - Dixon

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Geaux Wires - Josh & Erika Brown Purina Claddagh Training - William Bastian Forty Lix Kennels - Megan Smith Ironwire - Adam & Amy Cunningham John Nunnes (Reprint) Wild West Kennel/Training - Jim West Hilde Stapgens Willamette GWP’s - Popescu Pete & Norma Paduch & Betty Stroh

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Pr e s i d e n t s M e s s a g e The 2011 Nationals are in the books. I’d like to congratulate the Fort Detroit Club for the excellent job hosting the GWPCA National Events. We now look forward to the 2012 Nationals in California. Start making plans for Oct 4-16. Additionally 2012 in Nebraska is well along in the process and it is time to plan for 2014! Volunteers are the backbone of the GWPCA. Without talented, dedicated volunteers there would be no Nationals, no newsletter and no statistics on show or field activities. Angie Johnson has agreed to produce the newsletter for 2012, but we will need a permanent editor starting next year. The wire news has evolved since 1959 from a few mimeographed pages to a quality publication. We need your help to continue. Also, the last “yearbook” was published in 2008. Who is ready to step forward? Get involved—

V O L U N T E E R !!!!!

Summer will offer many opportunities to get out with your special GWP. Whether it’s organized dog stuff or just family fun (swimming, camping or just hanging out)-- ENJOY and plan a trip to California in October!!

Ray

Fr o m T h e E d i t o r Well I had so much fun doing the National issue of the Wire~News I offered to stay on through 2012 as your Wire~News editor, but this year will pass by very quickly, so now is the time to volunteer as the Wire~News editor. This will give you the opportunity to get a few issues under your belt collaborating with an experienced Wire~News editor before venturing on your own. I will admit working on this magazine takes time but it is very rewarding and fun. If you are interested in being the Wire~News editor position contact me and we can discuss specifics This issue highlights the #1 GWP’s from 2011 and all the accomplishments these dogs and their owners have completed in 2011. This issue celebrates dogs and owners that participate in AKC Companion events such as agility, obedience, rally and tracking, and there are two nice articles on handling nerves in the ring and what it takes to reach the pinnacle of these sports (MACH & OTCH). Finally this issue is also our breeder/puppy issue, we discuss the ROM requirements and there is a nice article on evaluating puppies. It was a lot of fun collecting puppy pictures for this issue and thank you for everyone who submitted pictures. I wish I could print them all. Our next issue is the Field Dog issue so please get those field articles ready and send me lots of pictures. Remember the highest resolution possible is needed for printing. Email information to Angiehef@aol.com Warmest Regards,

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Tr e a s u r y Re p o r t & W i r e ~ N e w s C o n t r i b u t o r s Regular Columns, Articles & National Info

Treasury Accounts (March 2012) Balances $17,292.35 - General Fund $3,883.24 - Rescue Emergency Fund $1,207.73 - AllStar Fund $1,794.00 - National FT Trophy Supplement Fund $527.21 - Maturity Fund Submitted by: Erika Brown

Pat Laurans - AKC Delegates Report Lori Sargent - New Titles & Top Ten Lynn Sandor - Field Top Ten Joan Payton - Lights, Camera and Action Ashlee Trotter - AKC Invitational Agility Kay Braddock - Advanced Titles Debra Galan-Parson - STAR Puppy Brenda A Rimer Ph.D - Ring Nerves Robin K. Nelson, DVM & Ellen Herminghaus – CHIC Carol Cagle - The Oklahoma Cowboy Photos - Jim Boyd, Kay Braddock, Cindy Heiller, Diane Wise, Ashlee Trotter, Veronica Fordsman, Ann Karrick

2 0 1 2 GW P C A B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 gwpcascade@gmail.com Vice President Elizabeth (Liz) Dixon, N7815 County Rd N, Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675 bkwdsgwp@svtel.net Secretary Lori Sargent, 5775 N. Chester Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 543-3628 birddog@windsweptwires.net Treasurer Erika Brown, 236 Park Ave., Woodstock, GA 30188 (770) 591-4329 geauxerika@yahoo.com Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, 13838 St. Highway 198, Conneautville, PA 16406 (814) 587-2365 13838@windstream.net Midwest Director Chuck Casanova, 19910 Platte View Rd., Gretna, NE 68028 (402) 691-9498 clc51@hotmail.com Western Director Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197 aspendel@aol.com

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AKC Delegate’s Report By Pat Laurans

The March Delegates meeting held in Newark, NJ began Sunday evening with a Coordinating Committee (all committee chairs) meeting and was followed by 4 of us meeting with 2 AKC Board members and AKC President and CEO Dennis Spring. Monday morning 7 of us met again and then I chaired the 3 hour Delegates Parent Club Committee meeting. After lunch I attended the All Breed Committee meeting, the By Laws Committee meeting and the Delegates Caucus. These ended in time for me to get to my 5:00 PM Coordinating Committee meeting. It was a long day --- and much was learned and accomplished. Tuesday morning at the Delegates meeting many reports were given and a tribute presentation saluted Walter Goodman (AKC Director), Tom Davis (AKC Board Vice Chair) and Ron Menaker (AKC Board Chairman) who are leaving the board because of term limits. Three new directors were elected. They are: Patricia Cruz, William Feeney and Thomas Powers. They will each serve for four years. There was a vote that would have changed the present seven groups to eleven groups (Group Realignment) by splitting the Sporting, Hound and Working Groups. More than half were in favor of the proposal, but since all rule and by-law changes need a 2/3rds vote,

it did not pass. Because the explanation of the 3 point major reserve proposal had been printed incorrectly in the AKC minutes it was withdrawn temporarily. It has been resubmitted and will be read at the June meeting in Raleigh and voted on at the September meeting.

In September the meeting will be in New Jersey and in December the meeting will be the Thursday and Friday before the AKC/Eukanuba Shows which will be in Orlando. I hope our “Meet the Breeds” booth will be as great this year as it was this past year. Our Florida members were fabulous!!

A K C Po i n t S c h e d u l e Fo r G e r m a n W i r e h a i r e d Po i n t e r s ~ E f f e c t i v e M a y 1 6 , 2 0 1 2 1 Point

Division 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Dogs/Bitches

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Division 2 (DE, NJ, NY, PA)

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Division 3 (MD, NC, TN, VA, WV)

2 Points

Dogs/Bitches

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Division 4 (FL, GA, SC)

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3 Points

Dogs/Bitches

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Dogs/Bitches

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2011 TOP FIELD DOGS

Field Top Ten January Through December 2011

Field Top Ten Rankings based on dogs defeated. Submitted by Lynn Sandor (sandorcpa@comcast.net)

COMBINED SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) Dog Name

Owner

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DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire NAFC DC AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now FC AFC Wingfield's High Cotton JH Jay-Mar's How Do You Like Me Now JH FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack FC Sure Shot's Pretty Summer Endless Play JH NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH FC Brillows Big Wild Western NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show NAFC DC AFC Casade Tumalo Tess Wireswest Radical Girl MH NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe Big Oaks Jacpine Savage CH Rlb's Got Moxie At Drakkar MH DC Wireswest Mardi Gras

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CH Dual Shot's Behind Bars Sure Shot's Pretty Please DC Schnellbergs Freedom Reigns FC AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH CH Idawire Field Of Dreams

P Ljungren, WA M Ezzo/B Brawn, PA D & P Coller, IN PHieber/N Litwin/C Hieber J & S Williams, OR H Stapgens, Alaska A McGrane, IA R Haukoos, IA R Haukoos, IA J & S Williams, OR M Eden, OR J & S Williams, OR V Grimslid, WI E Shupp, PA M Eden, OR K & W Yamashita Hawkins, OR S & J Sorenson, WA S Degraw, MI V Grimslid, WI A & A Cunningham, CO

Dogs Defeated

Number of Placements

264 184 177 169 156 142 134 129 127 104 102 100 90 78 76

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70 67 66 65 59

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Dogs Defeated

Number of Placements

223 173 169 142 129 127 77 76 75 70

13 8 7 8 6 7 5 5 4 5

In Combined Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 41 GWPs placed 197 times, defeating 2,877 dogs.

OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS)

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Dog Name

Owner

DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire NAFC DC AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now Jay-Mar's How Do You Like Me Now JH FC Sure Shot's Pretty Summer Endless Play JH FC Brillows Big Wild Western NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show NAFC DC AFC Casade Tumalo Tess FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH FC AFC Wingfield's High Cotton JH

P Ljungren, WA M Ezzo/B Brawn, PA PHieber/N Litwin/C Hieber H Stapgens, Alaska R Haukoos, IA R Haukoos, IA J & S Williams, OR J & S Williams, OR A McGrane, IA D & P Coller, IN

In Open Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 32 GWPs placed 120 times, defeating 2,041 dogs.

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Field Top Ten January Through December 2011

Field Top Ten Rankings based on dogs defeated. Submitted by Lynn Sandor (sandorcpa@comcast.net)

AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Dog Name FC AFC Wingfield's High Cotton JH FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack CH Rlb's Got Moxie At Drakkar MH NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH Wireswest Radical Girl MH Cascade Honest Abe DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH CH Dual Shot's Behind Bars

Owner D & P Coller, IN J & S Williams, OR E Shupp, PA A McGrane, IA M Eden, OR R & L Calkins, OR P Ljungren, WA J & S Williams, OR N Solt, UT K&W Yamashita/Hawkins

Dogs Defeated 107 80 66 59 58 45 41 40 38 36

Number of Placements 9 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 3 3

Dogs Defeated 94 86 77 70 50 49 45 34 31 26

Number of Placements 9 12 10 8 12 5 12 6 4 5

In Amateur Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 28 GWPs placed 77 times, defeating 836 dogs.

JUNIOR DOGS (PUPPY/DERBY COMBINED) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Dog Name Backwoods Monja Big Oaks Sweet Thing Harvey's Justa Jeff Brillow's Big Wild Western Weidenhugel Jetta V Treff Uodibar's Freebee Aimn Hi Go Daddy Girl JH Misty Meadows Annie Tumalo Heart Thunderhill's Hurricane

Owner M & J Brown, VA V Grimslid, WI T Harvey, NJ R Haukoos, IA S Janh, CA J Rabidou R & P Doyle, MI W Siemers J &S Williams, OR J Paulus, WI

In Junior Dogs, a total of 45 GWPs placed 149 times, defeating 893 dogs. DC, FC or AFC Titles Earned

Dual Champion, Field Champion:

DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire (B) (11/17/11) by CH Sure Shot's Rock On JH x DC AFC Sure Shot's Wide Open Spaces Breeder: Doug Ljungren & Judy Cheshire Owner: Penny Ljungren

Field Champions:

FC Brillows Big Wild Western (D) SR62229501 (10/15/11) by Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show Breeder/Owner: Rhonda Haukoos FC Sure Shot's Pretty Summer Endless Play JH (D) (12/1/11) by DC Wildwings Shamelesss x CH Sure Shot's Pretty Penny JH Breeder: Serena & John Sorenson Owner: Hilde Stapgens

Amateur Field Champion:

NAFC DC AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now (D) (4/29/11) by CH Sure Shot's Rock ON JH x CH Justa Ariel Too Tuff To Tame CD SH NA Breeder: Mary Ezzo V.M.D. & Bernee Brawn Owner: Bernee Brawn & Mary Ezzo V.M.D.

FC AFC Wingfield's High Cotton JH (D) (10/1/11) by NFC DC Sure Shot's Hot Rocks MH x CH Backwoods Mo Kick Breeder: Greg Dixon Owner: Donald & Patricia Coller

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Conformation Top Ten January Through December 2011

Rankings based on competition as reported by AKC. Submitted by Lori Sargent (birddog@windsweptwires.net)

2011 BIS/GROUP ALL BREED COMPETITION

Points 21,641

BIS 7

G1 42

G2 22

G3 14

G4 7

GCH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH (D) K. Courtelis/ M&A Johnson/C. Whitmore

12,707

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41

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GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) B. Stroh, N&P Paduch

4,421

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4

7

11

7

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GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson

1, 940

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7

10

4

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GCH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) R&J Stark/V. Malzoni

1,505

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3

2

3

6

GCH Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferraro

1,307

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6

3

7

GCH Drakkar ‘N RLB’s Eyefull (B) K. Courtelis/J. Wilkinson/R. Pate/L. Bultman

1,089

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7

1

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GCH K-S-Tzarr Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) K. Sunda/B. Stroh

722

0

0

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3

1

9

GCH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) F. Neuwirth/C.Whitmore/A. Johnson

591

0

0

1

1

3

10

GCH Afterhours Trickeration JH (B) R. Wickes/M. Hancock/C. Whitmore/C. Chism

473

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1

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1

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GCH Mt. View Ripsnorter Silvercharm (D) C. Wisch/K. Wisch

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GCH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH (D) K. Courtelis/M&A Johnson/C. Whitmore GCH Mt. View Ripsnorter Silvercharm (D) C&K Wisch GCH K-S-Tzarr Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) K. Sunda/B. Stroh GCH Wireworks Tea Party for Two (B) A. Milowski/S. Michael GCH Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferraro GCH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) F. Neuwirth/C.Whitmore/A. Johnson GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) B. Stroh/N&P Paduch GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson CH Heywire’N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over (B) P&L Kincaid GCH Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) C. Heiller/K. Boyd

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Obedience/Rally & Agility Top Ten January Through December 2011

Obed/Rally/Agility Rankings based on 3 highest scores. Submitted by Lori Sargent (birddog@windsweptwires.net)

UTILITY 1

Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX OM2 JH – L. Swisher

5

Prince Zachery Von Duffin CDX RE – D&B Leveque

2 3 4

589.0

Jed’s SF Blue Belle UD RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE TDX MH – C&T Cagle Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock

569.0 370.5 190.0

176.0

GRAD OPEN 1

Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH AX OAJ – M&K Braddock

381.0

OPEN 1

Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX OM2 JH – L. Swisher

5 6

Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH – A Kostishak/G McCain

2 3 4

593.0

Jed’s SF Blue Belle UD RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE TDX MH – C&T Cagle Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CDX RAE – E. Gray

579.5 579.0 552.0 197.0 193.0

NOVICE 1 2 3

Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wire’s RN BN CD JH – K. Bunch CH Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RE CD – L&O Popescu CH Roy the Upland Hunter CD RE – L&O Popescu

594.5 570.0 566.5

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CH High Power’s Victoria Acesfull CD MH – G&C Dubois Geronimo’s Flashback Calypso – C. Calahan

365.0 186.0

4 5

MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA XF – A. Trotter CH Scotian Tougher than Leather JH – C. Casasnova/R. Nelson

551.0 392.0

BEGINNING NOVICE 1 2

Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wire’s RN BN CD JH – K. Bunch Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line BN NA NAJ – M Braddock/N Litwin

590.0 581.0

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I Spy Mischief and No Good – D&S McNamara GCH Afterhours Cute As a Button JH – A. Chism/A. Chism/C. Chism

389.0 186.0

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Uplands Making a Masterpiece BN RN – J. Holland Afterhour’s Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA NAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy at Reece BN – J Cornell/A Johnson/ A. Meinke

579.0 562.0 559.5

RALLY EXCELLENT 1 2 3

Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger CD RE – M. Brzoska Andra V Argos CD RE – P. Menotti Afterhour’s Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX MXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch

283 278 241

6

Willis the Moose JH CD RAE – T. Aylward

175

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Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger CD RE – M. Brzoska MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit RA TD XF – A. Trotter Afterhour’s Memphis Red Hot Lover RA NA NAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Willis the Moose JH CD RAE – T. Aylward Afterhour’s Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX MXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Jerelin’s Dancin With the Stars CD RE – D. Galan Andra V Argos CD RE – P. Menotti FC AFC Weidenhugel Impulse V Xero RN MH – S. Jahn

289 279 278 271 266 198 89 85

RALLY NOVICE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wires JH RN CD BN JH – K. Bunch Uplands Making a Masterpiece BN RN – J. Holland Harvest Meadow’s Jasper of Edgehill RN – R. Bennett CH Ariel Justa New Attitude CD JH NA NAJ NF RN – M. Ezzo/B. Brawn Cedarbrook’s Sorry Charlie RN – A. Hoover Inverness Obsession RN – L. Myles CH Reece Afterhours Pretty Is As Pretty Does JH – M&A Anderson/Ch. Whitmore Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line NA NAJ – M. Braddock/N. Litwin GCH Afterhours Cute As a Button JH – A. Chism/A. Chism/C. Chism

300 286 279 270 264 227 176 89 71

AGILITY EXCELLENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 JH RA XF – A. Trotter Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF – D. Philbert/M. Rosenblatt CH Scotian Whiskey River AX MXJ – C. Eberhardt/L Reeves Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch CH Scotian The Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MX MXJ – D&A Anderson Jed’s SF Blue Belle UD RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock Madeline’s Prince Charming AX AXJ – S. Rainwater SGR Dirty Witch SH MX MXJ AXP AJP – T. Brooks CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXJ XF – S. Jackson

383 380 358 356 355 347 345 341 336 322

EXCELLENT PREFERRED 1 2 3 4

T. Wolf’s Wired After Grizzly OAP OJP – C. Schneider High Power’s Jesse James RAE SH OJP – N. Ondrus Jerelin’s Know When To Hold JH OAP OJP – J. Reese Harvey AX AXJ OAP OJP – E. Drifka

321 210 120 117

EXCELLENT FAST 1 2 3 4

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RN NA OAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF – D. Philbert/M. Rosenblatt Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXJ XF – S. Jackson

245 228 143 64

OPEN 1 2 3 4 5

Newman NA NAJ – E&W Drifka Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RN NA OAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH OAP NJP – A. Kostishak/G. McCain Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock

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Jed’s Easy Street JH NA OAJ – E&B Tucker Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN NAJ – T&C Guschl Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line NA NAJ – M Braddock/N. Litwin

317 98 88

OPEN PREFERRED 1 2 3

Harvey AX AXJ OAP OJP – E. Drifka T. Wolf’s Wired After Grizzly OAP OJP – C. Schneider High Power’s Jesse James RAE SH OJP – N. Ondrus

381 323 310

OPEN FAST 1 2 3

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RN NA OAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RE NF – J. Rowley

222 74 61

NOVICE 1 2 3 4

Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line BN NA NAJ – M Braddock/N. Litwin Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RE NF – J. Rowley Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN NAJ – T&C Guschl

370 319 308 223

NOVICE PREFERRED 1 2 3

Harvey AX AXJ NAP NJP – E. Drifka CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH NAP NJP – A. Kostishak/G. McCain High Power’s Jesse James RAE SH OJP – N. Ondrus

405 338 229

NOVICE FAST 1 2 3 4

Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RE NF – J. Rowley Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RN NA OAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Afterhour’s Joie De Vivre NAJ – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt/C. Chism

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What Do Those Advanced Titles Mean? By Kay Braddock

Dogs can continue to compete in obedience and agility for advanced titles after they get their Utility Dog title in obedience or Excellent Agility and Excellent Agility Jumper titles. Some of us love competing in obedience and/or agility and do not want to stop after achieving the standard titles. For those that wish to continue there are advanced titles that can be earned. In Obedience there is the UDX title and the coveted OTCH title. The UDX (Utility Dog Excellent) is a non-competitive title. You earn a UDX leg by qualifying in Utility and Open at the same trial. Ten UDX legs are required to earn a UDX. According to my count, there have been 8 GWP’s that have earned a UDX title. The PHD of obedience is the OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) title. The OTCH title is a competitive title. You earn OTCH points by placing in or winning Utility and Open classes. The difficulty of earning OTCH points varies somewhat by the area of the country where you compete. In many areas of the country, near perfect scores are required to get OTCH points. You also compete against dogs that already have an OTCH for the points. You must earn 100 points and have 3 first placements--1 in Utility, 1 in Open and a 3rd in either Utility or Open. The number of points awarded from placements depends on the number of dogs competing. Only one of the first placements can be earned at a breed specialty trial. Achieving an OTCH title is extraordinarily difficult. In 2010, AKC awarded just 88 OTCH titles among all breeds. GWP’s have had two dogs earn an OTCH--CH OTCH Nordics Viking BrandyUD MH and OTCH Fox Hills Mr Badger UDX JH OA NAJ. It has been about 20 years since GWP’s have had a dog earn an OTCH title. An OTCH goes in front of the dog’s name. A UDX goes after the dog’s name. You can earn multiple UDX titles and UDX will be followed by a number. The OTCH title is not followed by a number. Agility advanced titles are the MX (Master Agility), MXJ (Master Agility Jumper) and the MACH. A MX requires 10 qualifying scores after earning an Excellent Agility title. A MXJ (Master Agility Jumper) requires 10 qualifying scores. The top agility title is the MACH (Master Agility Champion) title. The MACH is not a competitive title in that you do not need to defeat any dogs in order to earn it. It is a very challenging title, however. In 2010, AKC awarded 1891 MACH titles (including multiple MACH titles) among all breeds. You must qualify in both the Excellent Standard class and

Excellent Jumper class at the same trial a total of 20 times. You must also earn 750 MACH points. A MACH point is awarded for each second that the dog completes the course under course time. Course time is determined by yardage. There have been two GWP’s awarded a MACH title--MACH Aspendel’s Seminole Wind and MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA XF JH CGC V A MACH title goes in front of the dog’s name and is followed by a number for each time the MACH requirements have been met. MX and MXJ go after the dog’s name. I’ve explained the AKC requirements for these titles. The AKC requirements do not begin to address the time, effort and expense of obtaining these elite titles. These titles requires many, many miles traveled, many, many weekends spent competing and a major expense in entry fees, gas and hotel costs. It involves a dedication to training and a true partnership with the dog. ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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R I N G N E RV E S ?

Ring Nerves? By Kay Braddock

Conversations about “being nervous” are common between individuals who show their dogs in different sports. From conformation to obedience to hunt tests, many people seem more confident in their dogs than in themselves. Fortunately, there are ways to help us calm down that can be learned. People believe that some people are calm and some are nervous when they show, and that there is nothing we can do to change how we are “wired”. However, through research, both laboratory based and applied, we now know that calmness and reducing anxiety can be learned. This is a learned skill. Think about your dogs. We can say that German Wirehaired Pointers have an innate ability to point. But even though they can point, you still have to train them so they know what to do in the field. In obedience, you teach the dog heel position. Reducing anxiety is no different. One more example: I have yet to meet someone who knew how to show a dog in conformation because of good genetics. The person learned how to hold the leash and how to find a pace that would allow the dog’s standard to be clear to the judge. Therefore, we are going to look at anxiety reduction as a skill to be learned.

The first step is to look at what competition is and how we react. It is impossible for me to go through every aspect of conquering ring nerves, but by knowing what causes you to react, you will be able to work on the nerves. I will use an obedience trial as the example. The obedience trial that you are entered in and about to drive to is the objective competitive situation (OCS). There are no emotions attached to the OCS. It is simply the event. For example, last week many people were at an obedience trial in Toledo. What gets us in trouble is the subjective competitive situation (SCS). This is where we start to think about the event. Does this sound familiar? “I am showing in obedience tomorrow. Is my dog ready? Will she heel off leash? Why did I enter both days? What if she runs out of the ring? What if I trip while heeling? Why am I doing this?” At this point, our thoughts have moved us from looking at an event objectively to raising our emotions. This leads us to the next portion of the model: Response. In this example, my response is anxiety, which is a high level of stress that decreases performance. And last, the Consequences of the response can be considered the performance and how you think about obedience in the future. Am I so nervous that I NQ my dog? If so, I may not enjoy the sport if my nerves continue to change my performance. So what can we do? If you are someone who tends to think and think and think until you are stressed, practice changing your negative thoughts to positive thoughts. This takes time, but it does work. For example: Why am I running agility? I always forget the course. Change this to: With practice, I will be able to remember the course. And remember, no matter what, enjoy the dogs and have fun! Brenda is an associate professor at EMU and teaches sport management and sport psychology. She also gives seminars on the topic of stress reduction for dog sport handlers. She also shows her adorable sheltie in obedience.

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AKC Invitational By Ashlee Trotter and Angie Johnson

Agility

Greetings from sunny Orlando, Florida! The AKC Agility Invitational was held Dec. 17-18, 2011. The event was held in the Orange County Convention Center, the field was made of sod trucked in from parts unknown. Overall the turf was a fine surface to run on, but it created quite a bit of work for the AKC staff to keep it in shape under the onslaught of fast moving, powerful paws. The weather was a comfortable 60-80 degrees with a nice compliment of sunshine, pretty nice for mid-December. We had 3 GWPs accept the invitation to compete: MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1, RA, XF, JH, V, CGC aka, Spirit, Owned/ handled by Ashlee Trotter; Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF, aka, Ashbee, Owned/handled by Diane Philibert; Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX MXJ XF, aka Spumoni, Owned/handled by Susan McKeever. Spumoni was coming off of a lower back injury and had a bit of a rough time keeping the bars up, but he and Sue ran steadily and exhibited great teamwork, both smiling after each run! Ashbee had two lovely clean runs, but unfortunately missed a jump in round 3 that caused her to receive 0 points for that round. Throughout the event she and Diane had fast, smooth runs, even finishing 7th in the first round. Spirit and I were just enough out of synch with each other to manage to avoid earning a clean round, but he was fast and his turns were tight, and of course we had a good time too. The invitational will be in Orlando again for each of the next 4 years. The qualification period for the 2012 event ends June 30, 2012, so there is still plenty of time to earn those MACH points and an invitation to join us next time! The following dogs earned an invitation to the 2011 AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, FL this December. The top dogs were determined by the Top MACH Dog formula (Double Q’s x 10 + MACH points) that dogs have earned during the event qualifying period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Example: Dog has 520 MACH points and nine Double Q’s, therefore, (9 x 10 = 90) + 520, so their total “formula value” will be 610. If any of these dogs decline the invitation, AKC will invite the next dog on the list. 1 MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA XF Owner: A. Trotter 2 Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF Owner: D. Philbert/M. Rosenblatt 3 CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ MXF Owner: S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 4 Sgr Dirty Witch SH MX MXJ AXP AJP Owner: T. Brooks 5 CH Scotian Whiskey River AX MXJ Owner: C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves-Lococo Congratulations to our top 5 GWPs! 28

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AKC Invitational Best of Breed 2011 AKC/Eukanuba Breed competition was judged by Miss Virginia L. Lyne there was a large entry of 12 German Wirehaired Pointers with only one absent. All the dogs looked great and represented the breed very well. Best of Breed GCh. Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH, “Truman” Owned by Kiki Courtelis, Michael & Angela Johnson and Christine Whitmore. Handled by Frank Murphy Best of Opposite Ch. Ebbtide’s From The Ashes, “Ashley” Owned by Garnett Persinger and Howard Huber III. Handled by Howard Huber Jr. Award of Merit GCh. Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, “Oakley” Owned by Claire & Kelly Wisch. Handled by Phillip Booth. Award of Merit GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel, “Hunter” Owned by Franz Neuwirth, Christine Whitmore & Angela Johnson. Handled by Oscar Quiros. Best Bred by Exhibtor and Award of Merit Ch Aimn Hi Scotian Color of Money, “Snooker” Owned by Leslie Puppo, Laura Reeves & Bruce and Susan Mueller. Handled by Laura Reeves.

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WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB

Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed 2012 Westminster Kennel Club breed competition was judged by Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark. The breed winner, Oakley, went onto a Group 2 under judge Mr. Terry Stacy. Best of Breed GCh. Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, “Oakley” Owned by Claire & Kelly Wisch. Handled by Phillip Booth. Best of Opposite Ch. Drakkar N RLB’s Eyefull, “Bling” Owned by Garnett Persinger and Howard Huber III. Handled by Howard Huber Jr. Award of Merit GCh. Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH, “Truman” Owned by Kiki Courtelis, Michael & Angela Johnson and Christine Whitmore. Handled by Frank Murphy

Handler Phillip Booth with Oakley

Thank You! The National German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue board wishes to thank the GWPCA membership for their generous donations sent in with their dues. Thank you all so very much. Ann Duffin, Secretary, NGWPR

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I S Y O U R P U P P Y A S . T. A . R . ?

Is Your Puppy A S.T.A.R.? By Debra Galan-Parsons

The letters S.T.A.R. stand for Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility. These things have likely been started long before you obtained your puppy (hopefully), and it is now your job to continue them. The classes are given by AKC evaluators, open to puppies up to one year of age, and cover the basic skills that will bridge into more formal training as well as information on common puppy problems (housetraining, chewing, etc.) It is a great program, and if done correctly, can make a huge impact on your dog’s development.

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Last summer I was able to raise an amazing litter of puppies. The amount of time planning for the litter and the amount of time spent with the wiry wonders (every possible minute of the 10 weeks they were with me!) were well worth it. The litter was everything I had dreamed and hoped for. Many thanks to those who were involved in making it all happen. The pups are nine months old as I write this and have adjusted to their new homes well. Although I miss them, I feel so fortunate to have developed a close relationship with their families, and even more fortunate that all of the pups who remained geographically close returned weekly for early training. What a pleasure to watch them develop, learn and become the dog their new owners had been hoped for! As an evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen program, I have earned the privilege to conduct S.T.A.R. Puppy classes. I thought this would be a good time to talk about the importance of puppy training and how the S.T.A.R. program might be of benefit to your pup.

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ocialization began at birth. The pup has learned from its mother, from its littermates, and hopefully from its breeder and their surrounding family. If all of this has been done correctly in the first 8-12 weeks of life, your pup’s transition into your home should have gone relatively well. Enrolling your puppy in a STAR Pup class will ensure that the socialization progress will continue. He will learn to have fun in a different environment, explore different surfaces, experience new sounds, and accept strangers and other dogs, all in a positive manner.

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esponsibility. The S.T.A.R. Puppy program, as all AKC programs, advocates responsible pet ownership. I believe that if a person has registered for a class, that they are at least demonstrating that they are trying to be a responsible pet owner. By attending the classes, providing veterinary care, adequate diet, and meeting the mental and physical needs of the puppy, a new owner will be off to a great start with his/her new dog.

gives him time to problem solve, and builds confidence. The last thing you want for your puppy at this point of training is to physically force him into a sit or down position, because if you think about it, we don’t give the puppy a chance to learn this way. Furthermore, we greatly increase the likelihood of creating fear in the dog; this can never lead in a good direction! The S.T.A.R. program will cover many basic skills, such as: sit, down, walking on a loose lead, stay, and come when called, as well as the formation of the out command by teaching the puppy to readily switch one toy for another. It also gives the evaluators the opportunity to note any less desirable behaviors and help the owners make the necessary changes to avoid future problems.

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In closing, what I love about the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is that it gives the evaluators the opportunity to educate new and even seasoned puppy owners. Most people who take the program are open and willing to learn, from the instructor and from each other, and it’s great to see the camaraderie form amongst the group! It is such a pleasure week to week to hear the owners discussing what they’ve accomplished with their puppies, and talking about new activities they have experienced. A puppy should never be taken lightly. They are time consuming little buggers that will challenge you and tire you. They will love you unconditionally, but you must invest the time, patience, and a little bit of humility to create the dog you desire. They are a direct reflection of who we are, I remind myself of this daily. I am thankful for the dogs I have in my life, as they are a constant reminder of honesty and sincerity, and I believe, that they are thankful for me too. Any puppy owner would benefit from taking an S.T.A.R. Puppy course. To find an evaluator near you contact the AKC@ www.akc.org

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2011 GWPCA Nationals Ionia, Michigan Hosted by Fort Detroit GWP Club

Come see the beautiful fall colors of Michigan and join us for, what we promise, will be a memorable Nationals!

Event Calendar: Thurs. Sept. 29, 2011 - All Breed Obedience, Beginner Novice & Welcome Party Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 - Fort Detroit GWP Club Specialty & Sweeps, National GWP Obedience/Rally (GWPs only) & All Star Invitational Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 - Futurity, National Sweepstakes, Maturity, All Breed Agility & National Meeting, CGC Testing Saturday dinner – barbeque $20/person plus cash bar; Sun. Oct. 2, 2011 - GWPCA National Specialty Show, Jr. Showmanship, All Breed Agility & Awards Banquet Sunday banquet - $30/person plus cash bar. Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 - Hunt Test Day 1, Field Trial & Water Test Tues. Oct. 4, 2011 - Hunt Test Day 2, Field Trial October 5 to Conclusion - Field Trial **All Information is Subject to Change

Sue DeGraw, Nationals Coordinator schnellberg@comcast.net Barb Tucker, Show/Agility Chairman Kay Braddock, Obedience/Rally Trial Chairman John Schoonover, Field Trial Chairman Mark Sargent, Hunt Test Chairman Roger Doyle, Donations Trish Hirneisen, Hospitality Roger Doyle & Rich Hirneisen, Merchandise There is camping available at the fairgrounds and at the field trial grounds.

Wrangler Available

Host Hotel –

American Inn & Suites, Ionia 616-527-2200 We do NOT recommend any other hotels in the area except the Best American Heritage Inn in Portland, about 15 miles away from Ionia 517-647-2200, gm@greatamericanheritageinn.com We would like clubs to step up and offer to host a hospitality night. Available nights are Monday-Friday. Meals will be offered every day. The more donations we get for meals from clubs, the less each individual will have to pay for their meal. Contact Trish Hirneisen at (248) 258-4884 or rich.hirneisen@gmail.com We are also asking clubs to put together baskets for raffle, like we have done in the past. Ads for the catalog are due July 30 to Arden Shaw. Donations for trophies – information will be available soon and on the Nationals website. Merchandise information will be available

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The birds are scarce, but he continues his search working the ditches and fence rows quartering through the field. He slams on point and you say to yourself, "this is what it‘s all about." His breeding, your training/conditioning combined with high-quality nutrition have made this possible. Give him the high-quality nutrition that helps keep him in the field when other dogs are heading for the truck. Feed what many top field trialers feed — Purina® Pro Plan® Performance Formula.

• Real chicken is the #1 ingredient, for a high-quality protein source to help support muscle mass for strength and provide energy • VO2 max optimizes oxygen metabolism so dogs burn fat more efficiently • Natural sources of glucosamine for joint health and mobility m • High levels of antioxidants to help support a healthy immune system • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA • Highly palatable For more information of interest to sporting dog enthusiasts, visit www.proplan.com/sportingdog/mag Purina is a proud sponsor of:

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Re c o r d o f M e r i t ( R O M ) Pr o g r a m The Record of Merit (ROM) program was developed by the GWPCA to recognize contributions of dogs and bitches to the breed. The designations are Superior ROM, Supreme ROM and ROM. To be nominated for the RECORD OF MERIT (ROM) all dogs and bitches must be registered with AKC, and only AKC titles will be recognized. The progeny must reflect the versatility of the breed by acquiring titles from both field and bench. Points will be awarded for the various titles reflecting the degree of difficulty in attaining said title. It will be further noted that OFA Hip Certification will be required for ALL dogs or bitches whelped after January 1, 1995, including the nominee.

DOGS: 1)

The nominee must submit a list of at least 10 titled offspring having titles from both bench and field.

list of 10 or more, shall contain a minimum of 8 bench champions (CH), and 3 of the 10 must have field titles (FC,AFC,MH,SH,JH). OR 2) 3 of the 10 offspring must have field titles (FC,AFC,MH), and 3 of the 10 must have bench titles (CH,CD,OA). 1 of the 10 must be a bench champion (CH). AND 3)

The points must equal 50 or more for either option 1 or option 2.

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The nominee must submit a list of at least 7 titled offspring having titles from both bench and field.

The list of 7 or more, shall contain a minimum of 4 bench champions (CH), and 2 of the 7 must have field titles (FC,AFC,MH,SH,JH). OR 2) 1 of the 7 offspring must have a field title (FC,AFC,MH), and 2 of 7 must have bench titles (CH,CD,OA). 1 of the 7 must be a bench champion (CH). AND 3)

The points must total 35 or more for either option 1 or option 2.

SUPERIOR ROM: A dog or bitch is eligible for a Superior ROM if in addition to the fundamental requirements of the ROM, if he or she has produced both field and show champions (FC,AFC,MH,CH) or a BIS. BIS: Verification for a Best In Show shall be a photo of the dog or bitch, winning the award, sent in either hard copy or digitally to the ROM Coordinator, with the nominee’s application.

SUPREME ROM: This title is reserved for those outstanding dogs or bitches that in addition to attaining their ROM, have also produced a Dual Champion (DC). Point Values: Please note that once an animal earns a greater title than the one he or she previously held (ie: from JH to SH or MH…SH to MH…JH to MH…or from CD to CDX , etc) AKC DOES NOT recognize the lesser title anymore: therefore an animal IS NOT “Champion Jolly Good Lad JH, SH” he becomes “Champion Jolly Good Lad SH.” And, since an animal can go straight to these more complex titles, without passing through the lesser titles, no points shall be given for these lesser titles, once the greater title is received. In other words, Champion Jolly Good Lad SH, in the example above, would only be awarded 5 points for the bench championship, and 5 points for the Senior Hunter…he would not be allowed to accrue the additional point for the prior Junior Hunter.

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Re c o r d o f M e r i t ( R O M ) Pr o g r a m Point Schedule

OM) Program Bench Titles

Field Titles

Conformation

Field Trials

CH - 5 points

FC - 15 points AFC - 12 points

Obedience CD - 1 point

CCDX - 5 points

Hunt Test

UD - 7 points

UDX - 10 points

JH - 1 point

OTCH - 15 points

SH - 5 points MH - 10 points

Agility NA - 1 point

OA - 5 points

AX - 7 points

MX - 10 points

To View Pictures of ROM Dam & Sires Go to: www.GWPCA.com/ROM.html

SUPREME ROM SIRES

SUPERIOR ROM SIRES

ROM SIRES

DC/AFC/NFC Sure Shot’s Hot Rocks MH

FC AFC Cascade Steamer MH

DC SGR Silent Running CD MH

CH Shurcan Baron of Afterhours JH

CH Side by Side’s Chatanuga Choo MH

DC/AFC Dunkee’s Justa Top Flite MH DC Cascade Rogue MH DC/AFC Cascade Ike MH

CH Windhaven’s Stutzer Stumper DC SGR Dirty Landry CH Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH

DC/AFC Dunkee’s Justa Hole n One MH,CD,UT

CH Ripsnorter Thunderhart

DC/AFC Lutz Zur Cadenberg CD,TD

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CH Sure Shot’s Rockland Boss Backwoods Flexible Flyer DC/AFC/NFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin

SUPREME ROM DAMS CH Cascade Cate Von Duffin MH CH Jay-Mar Weisen’s Rite on Target MH TDI CH Lieben Waid’s Doc’s Drieka SH CH Ripsnorter’s RLB Samantha CH Von Duffin’s Lady Bug VX CDX MH

CH Weindenhugel Einer V Pilot

CH Weindenhugel XRated V Bama CH Drakkar’s She’s All That CH Ripsnorter Lightning Strike CH Mountain View Next Strike

ROM DAMS CH Weindenhugel Xtra Spcl V Bama MH CH Afterhours Spirit of Shurcan CH Alisons Ariel MH CH. Brierpatch Ripsnorter Gal Hellbenders Desert Storm JH CH Windhaven’s Wheel of Fortune CH Larkspur’s Caramel at Heywire MH Please send your nomination, with verification of titles and OFA Hip Results to ROM Coordinator:

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AKC New Titles Compiled by Lori Sargent

CHAMPION

CH Afterhour’s It’s All About Jaxon! (D) SR63145803 (10/8/11) By CH Afterhours Stormin Norman x GCH CH Afterhours Cute As A Button JH; Breeder/Owner: Alexis Chism & Christi Chism & Allison Chism CH Ripsnorter’s Defying Gravity (B) SR49757101 (10/29/11) By DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x Piemonte Nettle V Ripsnorter; Breeder: Jeffrey George; Owner: Lisa George & Jeffrey George CH Scotian Windswept Expedition SH (D) SR52349201 (9/30/11) By CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ MXF x CH Windswept’s Justa Firestarter RN SH; Breeder: Lori Sargent & Mark Sargent & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Laura Reeves-Lococo & Lori Sargent & Mark Sargent & Stephanie M Rainwater CH Afterhours Wookie’s Mobster (D) SR53690104 11/6/11 By CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Michael Thomas & Christine Whitmore CH Cynister’s Shamrock O’Cando (B) SR49848109 11/19/11 By CH Cynisters Winter Solostice x Cynisters Jitter Bug V Calypso; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Larry T Turner & B Diane Turner CH Inverness Jay-Mar’s Makin An Impression (B) SR65365003 11/17/11 By CH Ripsnorter Makin A Statement x CH Jay-Mar’s Thank God For Credit Cards JH; Breeder: Lisa George & Patricia Hieber & Nickol Litwin; Owner: Laura Myles CH Reece Afterhours Major Tempest (D) SR50045105 11/19/11 By GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH J an J After Hours Dana JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Belinda Delaby & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson CH Wireworks Seven Day Forecast (D) SR61500203 11/21/11 By CH Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH x CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Pink Star; Breeder/Owner: Angela Milowski & Shon Michael; CH Blueline Cuervo Gold (D) SR55061202 (12/11/11) by CH Blueline Drivin’ Me To Drink x CH Blueline Buggin’ You JH; Breeder: Heidi J. Baumbarger; Owner: Dustin Puett & Heidi J. Baumbarger

CH Surefire’s Thorny Little Secret JH (B) SR56797902 (12/10/11) by DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Surefire’s Secret Moonshine RN JH; Breeder: Joan Payton & Andy Payton; Owner: Joan Payton & Andy Payton

GRAND CHAMPION

GCH CH Southpaw Time Is On My Side JH (D) SR46277605 (10/8/11) By CH Adpg The Patriot MH x CH Southpaw Left Handed Gunner MH; Breeder: Kevin W Craggs & Marguerite C Howard & Eugenia P Craggs; Owner: Megan Smith & Kevin Craggs GCH CH Heywire ‘N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over (B) SR61537108 (12/17/11) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Pam Kincaid & Larry Kincaid

NATIONAL FIELD CHAMPION

NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH (D) SR13066008 (10/3/11) By NAFC DC AFC Cascade Jagd Freund x Okk Ebony Flo Laveau; Breeder: John E Schoonover & Ruth A Schoonover; Owner: Anthony McGrane

FIELD CHAMPION

FC Brillows Big Wild Western (D) SR62229501 (10/15/11) By Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show; Breeder: Rhonda D Haukoos; Owner: Rhonda D Haukoos DC Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire (B) SR38315801 11/17/11 By CH Sure Shot’s Rock On JH x DC AFC Sure Shot’s Wide Open Spaces; Breeder: Doug Ljungren & Judy Cheshire; Owner: Penny Ljungren FC Sure Shot’s Pretty Summer Endless Play JH (D) SR41495409 (12/1/11) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Sure Shot’s Pretty Penny JH; Breeder: Serena Sorenson & John Sorenson; Owner: Hilde Stapgens

NATIONAL AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION

NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH (D) SR13066008 (10/3/11) By NAFC DC AFC Cascade Jagd Freund x Okk Ebony Flo Laveau; Breeder: John E Schoonover & Ruth A Schoonover; Owner: Anthony McGrane

AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION

CH Blueline Lightning Bug (B) SR63724102 (12/11/11) by CH Blueline Drivin’ Me To Drink x CH Blueline Buggin’ You JH; BreederOwner: Heidi J. Baumbarger

NAFC DC AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now (D) SR17778504 (4/29/11) By CH Sure Shot’s Rock On JH x CH Justa Ariel Too Tuff To Tame CD SH NA NAJ; Breeder: Mary Patrice Ezzo V.M.D & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Mary Patrice Ezzo V.M.D. & Bernee Brawn

CH Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told (B) SR65665210 (12/3/11) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Harvest Meadow’s Singin Gerdie Bird JH; Breeder: Lisa Minnick; Owner: Lisa Minnick & Alice Resnick

FC AFC Wingfield’s High Cotton JH (D) SR23172104 10/1/11 By NFC DC Sure Shot’s Hot Rocks MH x CH Backwoods Mo Kick; Breeder: Greg Dixon; Owner: Donald Coller & Patricia Coller

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NEW TITLES

DUAL CHAMPION

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BEGINNER NOVICE

TRACKING DOG

DC Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire (B) SR38315801 11/17/11 By CH Sure Shot’s Rock On JH x DC AFC Sure Shot’s Wide Open Spaces; Breeder: Doug Ljungren & Judy Cheshire; Owner: Penny Ljungren

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RA NA NAJ OF (D) SR53690103 (10/16/11) By CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch Jay-Mar’s Walk The Line BN NA NAJ (D) SR53880203 (10/22/11) By DC St Croix’s Diamond Jim x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Christopher Hieber & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Mike Braddock & Nickol Litwin Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy At Reece BN (B) SR61537107 11/19/11 By GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Joni Cornell & Angie Johnson & Audrey Meinke Uplands Making A Masterpiece BN (B) SR23543603 (12/15/11) by Gustoff Von Baer x Dakota Baer Vom Arbach; Breeder: Keith Baer; Owner: Jennifer Holland

RALLY ADVANCED

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RA NA NAJ OF (D) SR53690103 (10/16/11) By CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch

UTILITY DOG

Jed’s SF Blue Belle UD RE JH AX AXJ (B) SR48693303 11/6/11 By CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock

RALLY NOVICE

Harvest Meadow’s Jasper Of Edgehill RN (D) SR65665208 11/11/11 By GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Harvest Meadow’s Singin Gerdie Bird JH; Breeder: Lisa Minnick; Owner: Alice Resnick CH Reece Afterhours Pretty Is As Pretty Does RN JH (B) SR50045101 11/19/11 By GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH J an J After Hours Dana JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson Uplands Making A Masterpiece BN RN (B) SR23543603 (12/17/11) by Gustoff Von Baer x Dakota Baer Vom Arbach; Breeder: Keith Baer; Owner: Jennifer Holland

Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger CD RAE (D) SR44724403 11/6/11 By Herr Neptun Vom Hessenjaeger x Frau Hessi Vom Hessenjaeger; Breeder: Margie Hollnagel; Owner: Marlene Brzoska Annika Vom Helmhaus TD (B) SR67556201 (10/30/11) By Odin Iii V D Wupparaue x Iris Iv Vom Donaueck; Breeder: Dale Helm; Owner: Mark Gebhart Claddaghnripsnorter’s Back’N Badger TD JH (D) SR62716305 11/6/11 By GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle; Breeder: Lisa George & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian; Owner: Bob Karrick & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian & Ann Karrick CH Blueridge Foxie Belle TD SH (B) SR28204603 (12/11/11) by Blueridge Treborwolf Skipper x Blueridge Foxie Roxie; Breeder: Trent G Conner; Owner: Henry Gentry & Julie Gentry

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Caramel ‘N Heywire’s Justa Briar Henry JH (D) SR66804302 (10/23/11) By NAFC DC AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now x CH Caramel ‘N Heywire’s Mocha Sorbet At Sk; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & Richard J Stark & J Linda Stark & Judy Cheshire; Owner: John Henry Cedar Breaks Mohawk Jeri JH (D) SR52695211 (10/16/11) By Devils Three Patches x Dutches Bird Cross; Breeder: Lee Bonnett; Owner: Lee Bonnett Deutsch Dually’s Chopper JH (D) SR53360008 (10/30/11) By Deutsch Dually’s Aces Up JH x Windswepts Charlotte Express; Breeder: Mark Krueger; Owner: Stephen Nester Deutsch Dually’s Dana Sixty JH (D) SR60788605 (10/30/11) By Deutsch Dually’s Alwheel Drive x Windswepts Charlotte Express; Breeder: Mark Krueger; Owner: Jeffrey Kindley Inverness Priscilla JH (B) SR45914403 (10/4/11) By Warren Ii V.D. Wissower Klinken x CH Inverness Jagged Lace JH; Breeder: Jehnet Carlson & Laura Myles; Owner: Jehnet Carlson Jay-Mar’s Time To Get Serious JH (D) SR63086807 (10/30/11) by Ripsnorter’s Genes West MH x CH Jay-Mar’s Little Miss Hot To Trot MH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Nickol Litwin & Patricia Hieber Jed’s Blazing Aces High JH (D) SN88692003 (10/3/11) By CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Konigin Gabriella MH; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Steven Kreuser & Elizabeth Kreuser Jed’s Easy Street JH NA OAJ (B) SR36438504 (10/4/11) By Dual Rivers Trampoline x Brushbuster Starts Em Right; Breeder: Gordon Bigelow; Owner: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker

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NEW TITLES Justapeaceofindependence JH (D) SR57705901 (10/30/11) By CH Cedarbrooks Justa Sole Man x CH Ariel Justa Singular Sensation SH; Breeder: Dennis Dec & Mary Patrice Ezzo V.M.D & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Adam Saba & Jennifer Saba CH Surefire’s Secret Little Spot JH (D) SR56797905 (10/30/11) By DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Surefire’s Secret Moonshine RN JH; Breeder: Joan Payton & Andy Payton; Owner: Joan Payton & Andy Payton MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA JH XF (D) SR02055005 (10/9/11) By Vom Grafenauer Cascade Huba x Vom Grafenauer Can Of Corn; Breeder: Thomas Grafenauer; Owner: Ashlee Trotter Whitetail’s Ice’s Lucky Lucy JH (B) SR63788605 (10/4/11) By CH Whitetail’s Shortcut MH x Whitetail’s Iowa Ice JH; Breeder: Debbie Darby; Owner: Debbie Darby Whitetail’s Ivy League JH (B) SR63788602 (10/4/11) By CH Whitetail’s Shortcut MH x Whitetail’s Iowa Ice JH; Breeder: Debbie Darby; Owner: Debbie Darby Hawk Havens Grand Stand JH (D) SR62369106 11/26/11 By GCH CH Mountain View National Acclaim x CH Larkspurs Dangerous Curves Ahead SH; Breeder: Pete Paduch; Owner: Peter L Paduch & Norma L Paduch Jay-Mar’s My Time To Shine JH (B) SR63086805 11/20/11 By Ripsnorter’s Genes West MH x CH Jay-Mar’s Little Miss Hot To Trot MH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Nickol Litwin & Patricia Hieber Surefire’s Dirty Little Secret JH (D) SR56797907 10/29/11 By DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Surefire’s Secret Moonshine RN JH; Breeder/Owner: Joan & Andy Payton GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH (D) SR40124804 (12/11/11) by CH Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart x CH Mountain View’s Next Strike; Breeder: Helen Witt & Claire Wisch & Kelly Wisch; Owner: James & Helen Witt Schwarzwald’s C Swift Ace In The Hole JH (D) SR68999801 (12/11/11) by Griffs Viking Chewbacca x Schwarzwald’s Braeden; Breeder: Kyle T Hough & Patrick Lamantia; Owner: David Swift Whitetail’s Ironclad Abraham JH (D) SR63788601 (12/11/11) by CH Whitetail’s Shortcut MH x Whitetail’s Iowa Ice JH; Breeder: Debbie Darby; Owner: Larry Evans

SENIOR HUNTER

High Power’s Jesse James RAE SH OJP (D) SR31167502 (10/22/11) By CH Rlb’s Jessie The Body MH x CH Abigail Von Blu Sands VCD2 UD MH; Breeder: Gregory A Dubois & Cathy Dubois; Owner: Nancy E Ondrus

MASTER HUNTER

GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH (D) SR59070601 (10/8/11) By Ero III Del Zeffiro x Kira II V. Brockenhagen At Kimmax; Breeder: Antonius Kohues; Owner: Peter McCullough & Maxine McCullough

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MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT

CH Scotian Whiskey River MX MXJ (B) SR35640805 (12/31/11) by CH Wildacres Boxcar Willie SH x CH Scotian Jetset’s Dreamcatcher; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Carolyn V Isom & Jane Bonaccorso; Owner: Chris Eberhardt & Laura Reeves-Lococo

MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPER

Jed’s SF Blue Belle UD RE JH AX MXJ (B) SR48693303 11/12/11 By CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock

AGILITY EXCELLENT PREFERRED

Jerelin’s Know When To Hold JH AXP OJP (B) SR08116805 (10/2/11) By DC AFC Bounty’s Justa Pegleg Pete x CH Jerelin’s Afternoon Delite MH NA; Breeder: Linda H Krepak; Owner: Jean Reese

OPEN AGILITY PREFERRED

CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD JH OAP NJP (D) SN81151201 (12/3/11) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

OPEN AGILITY JUMPER PREFERRED

T. Wolfs Wired After Grizzly OAP OJP (B) ILP159162 (10/2/11) Owner: Cindy Schneider Harvey AX AXJ OAP OJP (D) ILP151080 11/26/11 Owner: Elizabeth Drifka CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD JH OAP NJP (D) SN81151201 (12/4/11) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

OPEN AGILITY JUMPER

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RA NA OAJ OF (D) SR53690103 (10/3/11) By CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch

NOVICE AGILITY PREFERRED

CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD JH NAP (D) SN81151201 11/19/11 By DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER PREFERRED

CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD JH NAP NJP (D) SN81151201 11/20/11 By DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

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N AT I O N A L J U D G E S B A L LOT

2014 GWPCA National Specialty Show Judging Ballot Determining the judge for each National Specialty is the responsibility of the GWPCA members. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion and be part of the selection process. Vote for 3 different judges in your order of preference. A judge will only be counted once per ballot. All ballots must be signed and received by the GWPCA Secretary by June 1, 2012. The Secretary will also accept votes by email to birddog@windsweptwires.net. All email ballots must come individually (one email per member – if two members of a household are both members, the secretary must receive two separate emails). All email ballots must have the header “2014 Judges Selection Ballot” and each must include the members’ name and address in the body of the email. Please use the following example for correct set up of either email or USPS ballots: My choice for 2014 GWPCA National Specialty judges are: 1. 2. 3. Members Name Members Address Please select three of the following judges in your order of preference: Mrs. Karin Ashe – Deland, Florida Larry Berg – Levittown, NY Mrs. Michele L. Billings – Fort Lauderdale, FL Mr. Roger R. Hartinger – Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Steve Herman – Dade City, FL Ms. Denny C. Mounce – Round Top, TX Jim Reynolds – Canada Mr. Elliot Weiss – Durham, CT

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LIGHTS, CAMERA & ACTION

Lights, Camera and Action! By Joan Payton

Late one evening in December, I received a call asking if I had German Wirehaired Pointers and would I be interested in using one in a commercial for a new dog food by Blue Buffalo called Blue Freedom. Just email pictures and we will get back to you. Christmas and New Year’s came and went with no news. Oh well, no one uses a wire in their ads. Wrong, there’s an email, they want the Payton GWP! Good thing we’ve been training them all to jump over things on command.  

On January17th, I and seven other owners and dogs met at Tejon Ranch in Central California. Our previous training day was just four of us and the animal wrangler. Expecting this again, I wore my favorite bang around dog training “Pedigree” sweatshirt. Of course not only is the director there but so is the son of the owner of Blue Buffalo! Luckily he was a nice guy with a sense of humor. He had on a new company sweatshirt and asked if I would wear it instead. Of course I would. (It’s a nice shirt too)   The next day is filming. It dawns amazingly clear and warm for January in the mountains. After driving over 20 minutes into the ranch we arrive at base camp. Wow, how many people and trucks does it take to make a 30 second commercial?! There are EZ Ups with chairs 52

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and monitors set up everywhere. We’ve all seen it on TV but it doesn’t compare to being there. The bathrooms were even nicer than a lot of houses I’ve been in! Then there are the food crafts.   These people take care of you. All day you can grab a variety of snacks and sandwiches, all set out like a party. Then there was lunch, real table cloths surrounded by beautiful scenery. The food rivaled a 5 star restaurant. Two green salads and three main dishes both days. Filet of Sole & Penne Pasta to name a couple.   Eight scenes were taped. Every scene took approximately 1-2 hrs. You do a lot of waiting while the director and advertising executives review the shot and save or erase it. Briar taped 3 scenes. The first was supposed to be running down rocks & jumping off about a 3 foot drop. Rob, the wrangler, and I agreed that we didn’t want to make that jump more than a couple times. After one jump they decided it wasn’t what they had envisioned so they decided to have her jump up. They loved it. One of the other handlers held Briar about 20 feet from the ledge. I had to climb on top keeping her attention. When action was called I had to hurry up the rock about 25 feet, backwards and call her. I set on my butt very gracefully so one of the crew spotted me and let me fall again.

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 The second scene, handlers took the dogs out through a field of big rocks and waited behind a boulder about 120 yards. On cue the owner called the dog. Sounds pretty simple right? Except the dog can barely hear you and they want them to run all out up the left side then at the last second you have to turn them to come across the camera at the right distance and angle. This is the Scene of Briar’s that made the commercial. They loved the ears. The third scene had the dogs jumping a log. This took a while as all three of the dogs would touch it with one paw. Briar and the GSD finally got the shot.   It was an exciting three days for us. I had a ball! Briar was a big hit with the owner and ad executives. She was the dog they all loved on. I think she was a good ambassador for the breed.

We finally got a copy of the commercial. It was so exciting to see her on the screen. Hope we get to do it again someday! To View Briar’s Commercial go to www.bluebuffalo.com/tv-commercials and select Blue Freedom. For more information on Blue Buffalo and their Grain Free Food, Blue Freedom, go to www.bluebuffalo.com/freedom

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GWP Yearbook 2008-2011

It’s that time again! Jodi Quesnell is editing a new GWP yearbook for the years 2008 to 2011. Once again, the yearbook will be printed by a school yearbook company, complete with hard cover and ALL COLOR! Any GWP who has any AKC, NAVHDA or ??? title, or has produced any titled offspring are eligible for inclusion. Dogs from previous years are welcomed to be included again. New This Year—Full-Page ads! Breeders, Owners, Handlers & Trainers who would like a full page advertisement can purchase a one-page ad for $50. Additional pages are $35. Breeders & owners who submit 10 or more dogs will get a one-page ad for free!

The deadline to send your photos, pedigrees, info and ads is:

July 15, 2012 To have your dog included, send: Dog’s Name and titles Dog’s Sex Dog’s Date of Birth Name of Dog’s Owner Name of Dog’s Breeder Dog’s 3 generation pedigree CHIC Certification (not required) A Good Photo of your dog (at least 1Meg for digital photos) $2.00 will be donated to GWPCA for each dog included in the yearbook

To have your dog included in the New 2008-2011 GWP Yearbook: 1-5 dogs—$15 each 6 dogs or more—$10 each

Advertising

One-Page Ad: $50 Additional pages per ad: $35

The price to purchase a yearbook will be $60 $10 discount if prepaid by 7/30/2012 Shipping for books not picked up at Nat’ls will be $10

Send your GWP Photos, Pedigrees, Info and Ads along with payment to: Jodi Quesnell, Yearbook Editor 753 S. Sheridan Ave Sheridan, WY 82801 Or email to: idawiregwps@gmail.com

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Thank you, Jim West and Rhonda Haukoos of Wild West Kennels, for believing in Player’s potential, and for training and handling him to his Field Champion title. While at Wild West Kennels, in his first year out, Player placed 8 times and earned two more Senior Hunter Test legs (one left to go). Also, a big thanks to breeders Serena and John allowing one of their precious pups to move all the way to Alaska.

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Watch for Player in future field, conformation, obedience, agility and rally events. He has the true versatile “wire” mind and the body to back it up! Chilled and frozen semen available. Owner: Hilde Stapgens, gwpkuv@alaska.net 907-522-3793

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