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LOCAL BARKS By: Karen Nelsen

FROM THE SEA-TAC

CLUB-

"WIRE (D) NW" Laura Reeves, Editor

sliding and tubing with the dogs! great fun! Wirehair placements Field Trial were:

What

from their May

Everyone is putting the finishing touches on the National events at a furious pace! Can you believe they even have time for a picnic, fun training day? Don't underestimate these hardy souls from the northwest. It will probably be their last chance at some sort of relaxation before "N" Day! The picnic will be held at Nancy and Larry Mason's 135 acre "farm" (I guess that's what a ranch is called in the NW!) in July and will include a Skeet Shooting Contest, as well as field training for beginners to old hands. There's even several ponds for doing water work. Where do I sign up??? The Mason's were hosts to the Cascade

Open Puppy 4.Backwood's Western Flyer (Dixon) Open Derby 2.Cooker's Duke Von Wilson (O/Wilson H/Dixon) Open All Age 2. St. Croix's Call To Glory (Mueller) Open Limited Gun Dog 2. St. Croix's Rawhide Ruby (Mueller) Amateur Gun Dog 3. Soo Line's Allied Freighter (Amundson)

Chapter ofNAVHDA for a two day test in May. Five of the 15 dogs tested were GWPs, but no news was given on who they were or what prizes were bestowed.

"THE HOT WIRE" -

FROM

TWIN

CITIES

CLUB-

"QUARTERLY NEWS WIRE"Ellen Manns, Editor

After many years of serving as Editor of the newsletter, Liz Barrett-Dixon has passed the "mouse" on to Ellen Manns as the new editor. Ellen and her husband, Todd, got their first fuzz face from her first cousins, Sue and Bruce Mueller ... now that's keeping it "all in the family". Todd Manns was elected as the club's AKC Delegate for Legislative issues. Sue Mueller is filling in the President's slot, as Greg Dixon announced his resignation noting his very busy training schedule. The Club's May Field Trial is all in order, and they held a Hunting Test in June at the Dixon's "Backwood's Kennels". In order to accommodate as many club members as possible, several different locations are being discussed for club meetings central location, availability you all know how it goes. And they will be holding their Fourth Annual Club Picnic in July, complete with water

FROM THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLUB -

Karen Nelsen, Editor

It is with a great deal of sadness that we let the Wirehair world know of the passing of Karla Weber's AmlCanlMex Ch Von Vaber's Magic Masked Madame. Known to everyone as "Miss Piggy" or "Pigann", she had recently been shown at our club's Specialty on June 1, and had just passed her 15th birthday. This beautiful bitch went BOS twice at the GWPCA Nationals (in 1983 to Ch Laurwyn's Cheeseburger and in 1987 to Ch Windhaven's Stutzer Stumper ... not bad company). She was completely owner handled. In fact, when the superintendent got the entry for the recent specialty, they questioned her birth date to make sure it was correct! The Club's Specialty was held in conjunction with the Kennel Club of Pasadena All Breed Show. The results of all classes including Sweepstakes for Puppies and Veterans are elsewhere in this issue. Plans are underway for the Club's yearly Hunting Tests and Field Trials. Special Events Chairman Nikki Litwin is planning a Fun Day in July where those in attendance will be introduced to the fundamentals of Agility. Joan Payton will be conducting a mini seminar on grooming and nail trimming.

Awards were presented at the Luncheon following the Specialty to the following dogs for their accomplishments earned during the year 1996: Top Show Dog: Ch Fair-Oak's No Doubt About It, JH (Lisa Jaffe/Lisa Mc Millan) Top Senior Field Dog: Ch/AFC Marsu Jay Mar's Katie, MH (Karla Weber) Top Junior Field Dog: Ch Wildwing's Party Girl (Lynn Sandor) There were four Master Hunters: Ch SGR Witch Hunt (Nelsen), Ch Fair-Oaks Timebomb V Wiesen (Owen/Jaffe) Ch Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico, CD (Ercoli) and Wright's Hot Toddy (Swenberg). Three Senior Hunters: Jay-Mar's Blake's Whirlwind (Collins/Litwin), Ch Jay-Mar's Blake's Windczar (Collins) and Ch Jay-Mar's Autumn Reign, CD, JH Four Junior Hunters: Ch Jay-Mar's AB's Vina of Orion (Collins/Litwin), Wildwings Party Girl (Sandor), Jay-Mar's Outlaw Babe (LeBlanc/Litwin), and Ami MexlIntl Ch J & 1's Westcoast Connection (Litwin) Five AKC Bench Champions were honored as well: Fair-Oaks Smoking Gun, JH (Payton) Jay-Mar's AB's Vina of Orion (Collins/ Litwin) Jay-Mar's AB's Lieut. Warf (Kidder) Jay-Mar's Irish Blarney Stone (Burk) SGR Witch Hunt, MH (Nelsen)

FROM THE OREGON CLUB "THE ORE* GUN WIRE NEWS Mary Hanson, Editor

The Club is "brewin'" up a few surprises for the Nationals! They've got some special conconction going, and those of you who'll be going to the Salmon dinner at the field events, will not be disappointed in what will be served! Enough said ...everybody else will have to wait til after the Nationals to find out what it was all about. As a tune-up for the Nationals, the Club is holding a Field Trial in September. And their Fun Day was held in May. Resources were pooled with the GSP Club of Oregon,

and for a nominal fee participants got lunch and birds! At the GWP Club of Northern California Specialty in April, Ann Duffin's Yon Duffin's Tornado went Winner's Bitch and finished her Championship. And Patty Loder's High Desert Buster Borwn took Third in the Open Dog Class. Ron Gross' Cascade MVP Lacy J took Third in the 12-18 Bitches Class.

FROM THE GWP CLUB OF

NORTHERNCAUFORN~Susan Cutter; Editor

Finishing bench titles on their dogs were: Weidenhugel Einer V Pilot-Revell Wildwing's Camden, JH-Sangster Weidenhugel Gabby V Merlin and littermate Weidenhugel Garbo V Merlin.Heiller And adding Hunting Test titles to their list of accomplishments were: Weidenhugel Highwayman, SH-Bonini Cadenberg Ursus V Trey, JHRittenhouse DCI APC Cadenberg Magie V Rogue, CDMH -Alberts Neekohaus' Spicy Thistle- Madsen added a CDX to her long list of Obedience winnings! Congratulations to all! The Club is holding a two day Field Trial in July at Hastings Island. Cindy Heiller, DVM will be giving her wonderful canine first-aid lecture. This shouldn't be missed.

FROM THE DELAWARE VALLEY GWP CLUB "THE VERSATILE" - fan Fast, Editor

Jan Fast's Haar Baron's Grizzly (aka "Jud") became a GWP narcotics detector dog. Jud earned his "badge" from the US Customs Service Canine Enforcement Training Center in April. Jan has been promised a photo of his first drug bust, as well as one of his "business" cards. The Club's Summer Picnic and Annual Awards Presentation were held at Bernee Brawn's place in June. There was a blind auction, field work, a CGC Test and a lot of good fun. Top Dog awards for 1996 were awarded to: Top Show Dog - Ch Windhaven Frost Fire- owners Dorothy & Bob Furlong Top Senior Field Dog - DCIAFC Schnellbergs Gretta MH- owners Walt & Maureen Tait Top Junior Field Dog- TNT's Hot Rod Todd- owners W&T Tait & Bill Koeber. The club gives each and every dog who finished a title an oak plaque with the club logo laser engraved on it. These were awarded to: Champions: Ch Sure Shots Justa Jackpot JH, CGCBrawn & Ljungren Ch Ruff Cuts Justa Southwind, JH , CGC- Brawn

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Double R's Lightneing Duchess JHRighter Ch Shurcan's Heywire Hellraisin JHCheshire Heywire's Lil Bit 0 Raisin JH- Cheshire NAVHDANA Side By Side Bee 0 Shadra - Clark Senior Hunter Hellbenders Jake SH- Kissinger Future events for the club will be a supported entry with the Berks County KC in September, their fall field trial in November and a hunting test in December. The Del Val club is putting together a presentation of their plans for the '98 National events which will be held in Virginia to be presented at the '97 event in Washington. One thing we know from past Nationals this club has hosted, the hospitality will be flowing. The club lost a long time member this year. Bob McCarthy passed away following a long illness. Those of you who have been in the GWPCA for a long time will undoubtly remember Bob and Mickey McCarthy as supporters of the breed and the club. They were both very instrumental with helping the GWPCA hold their very first National Specialty which was hosted by the Del Val Club in 1980. they are both truly missed by all of us.

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NAMES IN THE NEWS The names are sure familiar to us ...Bill Richardson and Sheri Graner-Ray, Doug Ljungren ...well, now there are know to a world far larger than our "Wirehair" one. Bill Richardson, our esteemed leader. He, one-half of the Levi/Billiook alike team. He runs a company called "Big Beaver Specialty" in Royal Oak, Michigan. The company specializes in displays to be used in stores. Well, the Public Broadcasting System recently taped a segment of his business for their "Small Business 2000" series. Perhaps you can catch it on your local PBS station ...it is Program #309 ...call to find out when it will air in your area. And Sheri Graner-Ray, our talented Web-master. She was recently featured in an article run in The Los Angeles Times newspaper. The article appeared on the front page of the business section, and was called "The Cutting Edge" ...its an on-going series that features smaller, independent firms. It seems that Sheri is one of five women in the country who develop computer programs and fantasy-based games specifically geared to the 7-17 year old girls in the country. A lot of BIG companies want her...real bad!!!! Doug Ljungren recently played a "bad guy" in an upcoming Kevin Costner movie. He has been kind enough to write up a short article on his adventure which will appear in the next issue of the newsletter. The good news is, neither he nor his horse "~1ark" were injured in the shoot. The bad news, he didn't get a picture of Kevin. Oh, Doug, we though we taught you better rhan that!

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in Madison, Wisco/15in under Judge christina

We would like to take this opportwlity to thank walt and Tina whitmore of Afterhours Kennels for letting us have this beautiful bitch.

Hubbell by going Best of Winners and Best of opposite Sex.

Also, to our daughter(and sister) stacy who finished her. "MaMie"

has been a pleasure to show and live with from the day we got her. she has a wondeiful temperament that makes everyone want a Wirehair after they meet her. "MaMie" has a very strong desire to please no mattter what she is doing. watch for "MaMie" in the ring as a special until october!

Thw it's off to south Dakota for phesant hunting!

Blauermond German wirehairs Bob & Mary strassman, stacy Risler & steyhanie strassman 3809 37th st, Elk Mound, WI 54739 (715) 8'74-5082

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You just gotta love 'em! Owners of these bristle-faced comics know the antics, the daring moves (you know, the ones that add to your collection of gray hairs), the just downright humorous nature of the German Wirehaired Pointer. Knowing these propensities for clownism, it is difficult to explain to a visiting relative the "safe zone". Ours is a breed not apt to slobber and fawn, tail wagging, around a perfect stranger. Pushing oneself upon a Wire does not win his acceptance, but just the opposite. This is a breed originally designed to protect hearth and home from intruders, after the daily ritual of providing the meat for the evening meal. Remember, the standard says "aloof with strangers." The "safe zone" refers to the area directly around the dog, your being or belongings, that your Wire has determined needs protecting from strangers (which is generally anyone not properly introduced). Some Wires, even though properly socialized from youth, never accept strangers. On the other hand, there are those who welcome everyone as long lost family. This is due in a large part to ge-

"Safe Zone" By: Lisa Jaffe netics, although upbringing can have a strong impact on the adult Wires' tolerance to intruders. Don't forget, the Germans didn't mind a sharper, more assertive dog. Judges, and others approaching a Wire, need to be schooled in the "safe zone". The approach to any strange dog, regardless of breed, can trigger a bad situation if not done properly. Always approach from the front, never the side, making sure the dog knows of your presence. Approach at a moderate pace with confidence. (If you act nervous or apprehensive, the dog will start to have his doubts about you.) Never, never make eye contact, don't drop to your knees placing yourself eye-to-eye; and please, don't

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carryon as if going over a new-born babe. Cooing and talking baby-talk will not raise confidences, but rather will raise doubts in his mind about your stability. Examinations should be conducted quickly and efficiently. Never allow your person to hover over the dog, or within the dog's "safe zone", longer than necessary to complete the examination. This is a fun-loving breed, totally devoted to their "family". If they decide to include you, a stranger, into their "family", then you are the luckiest person on earth. Remember the phrase, "aloof with strangers", and go from there.

This article will appear in the October issue of the AKC Gazette. Lisa volunteered to write an article for our Breed column, and I took her up on her offer. She has been involved in Wirehairs for over twenty years. Many of her Wirehairs have been in the Top Ten standings in both Group and Breed placements consistently. She also got bitten by the "field event" bug and participates in Hunting Tests and NA VHDA. (Karen Nelsen)

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and owners, for a job well done

German Wirehaired Pointers Available At Stud DC/AFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH,NAVHDA DC/AFC

Dunkees

Justa Hole N One CD MH NAVHDA

NA OFA Good

UT (OFA Good) x Sure Shots Justa Racie Lade (OFA Good)

FC/NAFC Selkirks Bouty Hunter OFA (DC/AFC

Sure Shot's Point Blank CD,MH (OFA Good) x Star van Schyrental

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Bounty's Justa PegLeg Pete (FC/NAFC "Petey"

DOB:4/94This

young dog has a tremendous

Selkirks

Bounty

Hunter x Ch/AFC/NAFC

coat. He is pointed on the bench and has puppy/derby

Justa Tequila placements.

Petey is owned by Ken Zola, Fran's son in law and is the constant

Bernee Brawn 1408 Pineville Road New Hope, PA 18938 (215) 598-3990

Sunset (OFA EX) A wide going gun dog, Petey has tremendous

companion

of their children.

Dr. Francis Sakiey RR 1 238 Route 545 Columbus,

NJ 08022

(609) 298-6061

drive and style on his birds.

Sire :"

Putter" - DC/AFC Dunkees Justa Hole N One, CD, MH, NAVHDA UT

(OFAGood) DOB: 3/85 Breeder/Owner

Bemee

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Ch Dancindollinverness Spirit CD JH Charmaine Von Wilson

Laurie Shroyer Ron Wilson

Barry Black

one heck of a hunting dog

Leslie & Irv Eagle

94Derby Classic Winner

Valhalla's Jakes Jenny JH

Valhalla's Wood Sprite

Mal Decker

Harry Reaver Carol Maynard Frank Susi

Ch Feldschau Feisty Fraulein CD,

Ch Larkspur Calah Alibaba CD SH

Carol Maynard

Feldschau Bruna Calah Susi SH

Ch Larkspur Calah Alibaba CD SH

Carol Maynard

Ch Hellbenders Holy Smokes

Ch Hellbenders Hollutta Hussie CD JH

Mary Spies

Hellbenders Frosted Cake JH

Ch Hellbenders Hollutta Hussie CD JH

Mary Spies Bernee Brawn

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our Alaska pup

Sure Shot's Justa Racie Lacie JH

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Ch Ripsnorters Die Zau

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Ch Ripsnorters Die Zauberflote JH

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Bred only 10 times, Putters rec;ord a~ a stud dog Will always be a source of pride for me. His Jastahd youngest litter have just turned 2 and are doing well in both the field and the show ring. H~is my constant comp~nion,bestest buddY and at 12 yrs still loves to go out and show the youngsters how to find birds. While his body is slowing down, his heart and soul cOlJl!l'JlJElsto show true Wirehair spirit. Putter was a group placing, Specialty show winner who also had numerous. placements in the GWPCA National Championships including 2nd in Washington in 1991.He has the honor of being only the 2nd Dual Ch of any breed to be a NAVHDA UT titled dog. Putter was the 1st GWP to be named the NJ Field Trial Dog of the year. His路terl1perment made him a great ambasador for the breed and his kids seem to be following in his footsteps. Sire:

"Topper" DC/AFC Dunkees JlIsta Top Flite MH,NAVHDA NA (DC/AFC

(OFAGood) DOB: 2/90 Breeder/Owner: BetJieeBrawn Co-Owner: Dr. Francis Sakiey

Dunkees Justa Hole NOne CD,MH x Sure Shot's Justa Racie Lacie JH)

Nitro Proof Justa DBL Eagle JH

Bill Palmer

Mark Olley

Randy Ossenbach

Ken Righter

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Penny Ljungren

B Brawn, 0 Ljungren

Multiple BOB, top ten Puppy/Derby

FCAFC Sure Shot's Cascade Miss Tique SH

Penny Ljungren

P Ljungren B Brawn

4th 96 Nat. Champ,Mjr Ptd bench& field Multiple BOB's

Double R's Lighhtening Duchess JH

KTV Nitro Proof Maggie Valhalls'a Samantha Sue

Ch Sure Shots Justa Jackpot JH,OFA Good Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker JH,OFA Good

Major Pointed

Sure Shot's Justa Wild Thang JH,OFA Good

FCAFC Sure Shot's Cascade Miss Tique SH

Ch Schnellbergs In The Rough JH

Schnellbergs Analiese

Penny Ljungren Sue Owen

Schnellbergs Leather N Lace JH

Schnellbergs Analiese

Sue Owen

Mark & Lori Sargent Sue Owen

Schnellbergs Renasance Man LJ's Blazin Wildfire JH

Schnellbergs Analiese

Sue Owen

Sue Owen

BOS 96 Na. Fut & RWD- 3 legs on JH

Steve Kreuser

S & E Kreuser

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Ebbtide Baycrest Spring Hail

Ch Jeds Blazing Emerald JH Ch Ebbtide Summer Breeze JH

G,Persinger& S. Gunther

Babs & Jim Hannah

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Ebbtide Baycrest Spring Hunt JH

Ch Ebbtide Summer Breeze JH

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James Hannah

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Justa In the Nick of Time JH, CGC

Caramels Moondance JH

Stacey Dee

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Dam:

"Tequila" Ch/AFC/NAFC Justa Tequila Sunset JH

(DC/AFC

95 Field Fut. Winner/#1 Pup/Derby

(OFA Excellent) DOB:2190Breeder: Bemee Brawn Owners: Dr. Francis Sakeiy& Bernee Brawn

Dunkees Justa Hole N One CD, MH x Sure Shot's Justa Racie Lacie)

Ch Bounty's Justa Annasette Bounty's Justa Margarita Bounty's Justa Peg Leg Pete

Sire: FC/NAFC Selkirks Bounty Hunter

F Sakeiy/B Brawn

C Lutz & B Brawn F Sakiey & B Brawn

bench pts/FGun Dog placements

K ZolalSakeiy/Brawn

bench pts/FT placements

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shown 6 times in

'97,(10

Toppertook home 5 BOB's,

1 Specialty Win and

2 Group

placements. We also found the time to finish his Master

Hunter title!

Proving true Dual quality his record includes; 78 Best of Breeds 4 Group 5 Group 4 Group 3 Group '92,'93,'94 JAM GWPCA '94

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1's 2's 3's 4's

. Nat'l Specialties Westminster

KC -

JAM '94

#6 GWP Male

'95

#4 GWP Male

'97

Best In Specialty-

Breed & Group

Breed & Group

Del Val GWPC

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE JUDGES WHO HELPED TOPPER AQUIRE THIS WONDERFUL GOAL- ..... A BEST IN SHOW DUAL CHAMPION!

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#1 GWPCA Puppy/Derby

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4th - GWPCA Nat') Championship

'92

ESCA Open Shootiing Dog of the Year

'93

#8 Field Trial Dog

'93

2nd - GWPCA Nat'l Am Championship

'94 '95

#5 Field Trial Dog 3rd - GWPCA Nat'l Am Championship

'96

2nd - GWPCA Nat'l Am Championship

'97

2nd Series AKC Gun Dog CH.

Trainer/Owner - Bernee Brawn Co-Owner - Dr. Francis Sakiey

Justa GWP's

Many, many years ago an illustrated discussion of the GWP breed standard was drawn up by Judy Cheshire and Pat Laurans. I have come across my copy and after reading it again after all of these years, thought that it would be of interest and may benefit our membership. It has been sent on to our present BOD and with luck work will begin again on getting some illustrations for it.

THE GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER STANDARD WITH COMMENTS ON THE STANDARD BY PAT LAURANS AND JUDY CHESHIRE. GENERAL APPEARANCE- The German Wirehaired Point is a well muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and sturdily built, the breed's most distinguishing characteristics are it's weather resistant wire-like coat and it's facial furnishings. typically pointer in character and style, the German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent and determined hunter. Comments- There should be an overall picture of balance. Adequate bone is important and dogs should give an impression of power without coarseness. HEAD - The head is moderately long with the skull broad and the occipital bone not too prominent. The stop is medium. The muzzle is fairly long with nasal bone straight, broad and parallel to the top of the skull. The nose is dark brown with nostrils wide open. A spotted or flesh colored nose is to be penalized. The lips are a trifle pendulous but close to the jaw and bearded. The jaws are strong with a full complement of evenly set and properly intermeshing teeth. The incisors meet in a true scissors bite. The ears are rounded but not too broad and hang close to the head. Eyes are brown, medium in size, oval in contour, bright and clear and overhung with medium length eyebrows. Yellow eyes are not desirable. Comments - should be pleasing to the eye, symmetrical with parallel planes. Length and breadth of muzzle should balance the backskull. Weak, snipey muzzles or short coarse muzzles should be faulted. Yellow eyes are undesirable and cause the dog to lack proper expression. A young dog with a light eye surrounded by a dark ring will have an eye that darkens to an acceptable color at maturity. Eyerims shouldfit tightly, the haw should not be visually evident. NECK AND BODY - The neck is of medium length, slightly arched and devoid of dewlap. The skin throughout is notably tight to the body. The body is a little longer than it is high, as ten is to nine. The back is short, straight and strong with the entire backline showing a perceptible slope down from withers to croup. The chest is deep and capacious with ribs well sprung. Loins are taut and slender. The tuck-up is apparent. Hips are broad with the croup nicely rounded. The tail is set high, carried at or above the horizontal when the dog is alert. The tail is docked to approximately two fifths of its original length. Comments- Throatiness is undesirable, resulting in a hound-like appearance. The line from neck to shoulder to back should flow smoothly without an angular look or abruptness. The topline should have a perceptible slope without being exaggerated. The ribs are well sprung, not flat or slabsided. The tail is set on as a continuation of the back. A low tailset with steep croup or a tail carried curled over the back should be faulted. FOREQUARTERS AND HINDQUARTERSThe shoulders are well laid back. The angulation of the hindquarters balances that of the forequarters. The forelegs are straight with elbows close. The thighs are strong and muscular. The hindlegs are moderately angulated at the stifle and hock and as viewed from behind parallel to each other. Round in outline, the feet are webbed, high arched with toes close, pads thick and hard, and nails strong and quite heavy. Leg bones are flat rather than round, and strong, but not so heavy and coarse as to militate against the dogs natural agility. Dewclaws are generally removed. Comments- Correct angulation is essential for proper reach and drive. Feet should be tight and rounded. Weak pasterns are undesirable as are hocks that turn either in or out when the dog stands naturally.

The functional wiry coat is the breeds most distinctive feature. A dog must have a correct coat to be of correct type. The coat is water resistant and, to some extent water repellent. The undercoat is dense enough in winter to insulate against the cold, but is so thin in summer as to be almost invisible. The distinctive outercoat is straight, harsh, wiry and flat lying, and is from one to two inches in length. The outer coat is long enough to protect against the punishment of rough cover, but not so long as to hide the outline of the dog. On the lower legs the coat is shorter and between the toes it is of softer texture. On the skull the coat is naturally short and close fitting. Over the shoulders and around the tail it is very dense and heavy. The tail is nicely coated, particularly on the underside, but devoid of feathers. Eyebrows are of strong straight hair. Beard and whiskers are medium length. The hairs in the liver patches in a liver and white dog may be shorter than the white hairs. A short smooth coat, a soft woolly coat, or an excessively long coat is to be severely penalized. While maintaining a harsh wiry texture, the puppy coat may be shorter than the adult coat. Coats may be neatly groomed to present a dog in natural appearance. Extreme and excessive grooming to present a dog artificial in appearance should be severely penalized. Comments - There are many variations in coat. Function should be the key word. The coat does not need to be long to have texture and be protective. A correct coat will feel harsh, however, even the best coat will not have the same texture as a broken-coated terrier, for example an Airedale or a Wire Fox Terrier. A soft coat, which leads to excessive coat and furnishings will attract dirt and debris and will weigh a dog down in the water. This defeats the purpose of a wire coat. Conversely, a smooth coat will not protect a dog traveling through hard cover or swimming in cold water. COAT -

The coat is liver and white, usually either liver and white spotted, liver roan, liver and white spotted with ticking and roaning or solid liver. The head is liver, sometimes with a white blaze. The ears are liver. Any black in the coat is to be severely penalized. Comments- There are many variations in the shades of liver, from chocolate to dark, dark brown. The nose on a liver or liver and white dog will always be liver. There will be no black on a dog with a liver colored nose. A dog with black in his coat will have a black nose. COLOR-

The dog should be evaluated at a moderate gait. The movement is free and smooth with good reach in the forequarters and good driving power in the hindquarters. The top line should remain firm. Comments The gait should be ground covering, effortless and purposeful. The topline should remain firm. Any dip behind the withers, rise at the croup or curve over the back should be faulted. GAIT-

SIZE- The German Wirehaired Pointer is a versatile hunter built for agility and endurance in the field. Correct size and balance are essential to high performance. To ensure the working quality of the breed is maintained, dogs that are either over or under the specified height must be severely penalized. the height of males should be 24 to 26 inches at the shoulder. Bitches are smaller but not under 22 inches.

Comments Bitches are smaller than dogs. Since there can be a difference of several inches in dogs, a bitch that is under the top limit for dogs is acceptable. TEMPERAMENTOf sound reliable temperament the German Wirehaired Pointer is at times aloof, but not unfriendly towards strangers; a loyal and affectionate companion who is eager to please and enthusiastic to learn. Comments The German Wirehaired Pointer may be initially cautious with strangers. This should not be misinterpreted as shyness. Aggression toward another dog should not be mistaken for viciousness.

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Our dogs are defined by their coat. And yet there is a wide variety of opinion about what a correct "wirehaired" coat looks like, feels like and performs like. Long-time breeders often will say straight out that they prefer a softer coat because it produces more hair and "I'd rather have too much coat than not enough." This certainly is not an isolated opinion,based on the coats we regularly see on dogs winning in the show ring and even on some field dogs. Based on the breed standard, coat should be of paramount importance in our breeding programs. Without correct coat, our dogs lack the type that makes them distinctive as a breed. "The functional wiry coat is the breed's most distinctive feature. A dog must have a correct coat to be of correct type." So, what is a correct coat, by the standard, why is it so critical and how do we achieve it in our breedings? WHAT IS A CORRECT COAT First, let's talk about what is proper coat, then look at what simply isn't acceptable, no matter how many grooming products are used on it. An honest, 100 percent correct GWP coat feels like you could sand down your deck withthe dog. It is harsh, stiff and thick. On the head and ears, the hair is short, no less coarse, and should require little or no pulling, plucking or trimming to maintain that status. When you look at a correct coat, it stands off from the body slightly, providing a shadow of hair all along the bottom of the body outline and backs of legs. The beard and eyebrows on these ideal dogs are thick and bushy, made of the same hard, strong hair. We all know the standard is the goal toward which you aim your breeding program. Not every GWP has this perfect coat, although there are dogs with good, even very good coats, which should be ranked injudging and breeding higher than dogs with me-

diocre or poor coats. A very good coat is one that may carry more undercoat and frequently develops some softer, longer hair on the head and ears. The body coat is still thick and harsh, but the length and quantity of hair on the underline, backs of legs and facial furnishings may be more than the ideal. A good coat is one where the hair on head and ears is short, the body coat is coarse and dense, but may not be as long as a perfect coat, and furnishings may be somewhat less full and bushy than our ideal. WHAT IS AN UNACCEPTABLE COAT? This is where we run into the area of most controversy. "A short smooth coat, a soft woolly coat, or an excessively long coat is to be severely penalized." Unfortunately, many of the soft, wooly coats have a couple of wiry hairs in them and are thereby justified. An equally incorrect coat is thin, has no furnishings whatever, and could pass for a GSP. Neither of these coats serves the purpose for which this breed was developed. When we take on the responsibility of breeding, it is with the stated purpose of improving the dogs, of making them better able to fulfill the role for which they were originally designed. WHY EXCESSIVE GROOMING IS TO BE PENALIZED "Extreme and excessive grooming to present a dog artificial in appearance should be severely penalized." Everyjudge, handler and aware owner in the dog show game knows when a dog has been shaved, stripped to the skin, shaped, scissored, sprayed, chalked, etc. Dogs in this condition are shown, finished and bred on a regular basis. In addition to not meeting the written standard, these grooming practices further dilute the gene pool of correct coats by trying to pretend that unacceptable coats are correct, and using these dogs in breeding programs accordingly. WHY IS A COAT CORRECT OR UNACCEPTABLE? There are some GWP breeders who are rightfully proud of their dogs' accomplishments in the show ring and have expressed no desire to hunt their dogs. Nonetheless, this is a hunting breed. It was created to hunt, find birds and furred prey, seek out game for its master and dispatch predators. The dogs we produce now should be able to do that job, whether we ask it of them or not.

A dog with a correct coat, as described in the standard, can crash through heavy brush thickets without injury; it can retrieve waterfowl in freezing water and still retain its body heat; it can work in tall grass without attracting seeds and burrs to burrow into the skin and cause pain; it can run all day in heat or cold because it is properly insulated against either. The GWP, with a correct coat, can easily and happily meet the needs of the most demanding hunter in the most difficult conditions. The GWP wit an unacceptable coat cannot - at least not without discomfort for both dog and owner. HOW DO WE BREED FOR CORRECT COATS? This is a question that I think we all struggle to answer. In an article for NAVHDA(North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) by C. Walton, the author notes, "Stability, a tendency for coats to be relatively uniform and fixed in a line, is a difficult goal for a breeder to obtain since the inheritance of coat texture, color and length is controlled by multiple genes involving up to eleven gene loci."

Obviously, with the melting pot of dogs used to develop the GWP, which is still a comparatively young breed, coat inconsistency will continue to haunt us. Nonetheless, basic genetics tells us we would be able to produce more uniform coats if we consistently bred only correct, very good or good coats. We all know of dogs with acceptable coats that have come from a parent or parents with mediocre or poor coats. But, in the third generation, those mediocre and poor coats crop right back up again.

Suffice it to say that reliably producing correct coats is a task on the order of seeking the Holy Grail. It would serve our dogs well if more breeders sincerely tried to meet that challenge, and more judges recognized their efforts.

Laura Reeves, The Scotia Kennel, is a multi-breed professional handler who has been involved with GWP for 15 years - in the ring, in the field and in the whelping box.

A common misconception is that a soft, fuzzy coat bred to a short, thin coat will produce a perfect coat. Not so's you'd notice it! What you find, mostly, is puppies with one or the other. In the next generation out of the pups who do develop reasonable coats, you generally turn up with a significant percentage of improper coats coming down from the grandparents. We could have an entire article on the topic of coat genetics, in fact I would love to see one, especially one with demonstrable testing behind it.

CON'T. JUDGING GSP VS GWP

WORKING Field ability was addressed by Ruth Ann Freer and Helen Shelley, both of whom have owned Dual Champions. Ruth Ann feels that hunting ability and bird instinct seems equal, but that the German Shorthair is a more powerful, wider running dog at field trials. She does state, however, that the Field Champion GWP's come closer to their breed standard than do most of the GSP's with those credentials. Helen adds that Wires

I would be very interested to hear additional opinions about the comparison ofthese two breeds.Any comments? Address them to the Wire News.

About the Author and Contributors: all are licensed to judge GWP's and or GSP's and have all bred and or owned

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An honor not many dogs of any breed will recieve. The German Wirehaired Pointer was first recognized by the AKC in 1959 and it became the 114th breed to be admitted to the stud books. One year later in October of 1960 the very first GWP was awarded the coveted BIS ribbon. Ch Odmi1!'s Casanova bred by Anamary Compere and owned by Newton Compere captured the top spot at the Owensburg KC show. In total, 16 German Wirehaired Pointers (that I have been made aware of) have won AKC Best In Shows, with more winning BIS's in Canada and Mexico. The breed is being placed more and more in Group competition in shows across the country. Conformation, movement and overall coat quality have improved vastly in the past 30 years and the breed is proving itself to be worthy of a judges nod. Many of today's group placing dogs have hunting test titles, obedience titles and some are active hunting dogs. We even have a Dual Champion with multiple group wins under his belt. Thanks to all of the owners who responded to the request for pictures and pedigrees so that the great dogs of the past could be shared once again. Bernee Brawn, Editro

Rosendales Rex Treff v Dietrichstein Duchess of Hauerberg Ch Oldmill's Casanova Surhaves Tell Oldmill's Spice Dora v Hainmuhlen Owner: Newton Compere Breeder: Anamary Compere DOB:5/16/57 The first Best In Show German Wirehaired Pointer.

Treff v Dietrichstein Ch Oldmiil's Casanova Oldmill's Spice Ch Mueller Mills Valentino Mueller's Rusty Mueller's Ina Dura yom Lutzelhof Owner: Helen Shelley Breeder: Kurt Mueller DOB: 3/7/62 As far as is known, Rudy was never beaten in the breed. Finished as a champion by Dick Cooper, Helen bought him as a Special and Roy Murray was his exclusive handler. Rudy won 54 Group 1's before he ever won a BIS. He record from 1966 to 1970 include 7 All Breed BIS, 2 National Specialty BISS, 200 BOB's, 88 Group 1's and 132 Group placements. His BIS wins were achieved at some of the top shows including Del Monte, Santa Barbara and Fort Worth.

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Banner was awarded a BIS at Bucks County KC in 1979 under judge Edward B. Jenner. Retired in 1982 with 1 BIS, 21 Group 1's, 42 Group 2's, 38 Group 3's and 32 Group 4's. A soft-tempered stallion of a dog with outstanding movement. -

Ch Tordenballes Nico Ch Hilltop Honey's Beau Brummel Ch Hilltop Tina's Honey Can/Am Ch Hilltops 8.8. Cheesecake CD Ch Taibachs Gremlin Rennie Ch Hilltop Honey's Sugar & Spice Ch Hilltop Tina's Honey Owner Patricia W. Laurans Breeder: Charles Stroh DOB:7/5/70 "Racket" started her career at 6 months old and retired in 1976 to motherhood in which she also excelled. She spent her life withJoy Brewster as her constant con pan ion and gave her best always. She broke the barrier for recognition of winning female GWP's. Her BIS was at Champlain Valley KC in 1973 under Mrs. Winifred Heckman. She also had a BIS in Canada. Racket retired at 6 years old with 27 Group 1's, 43 Group 2's, 55 Group 3, and 47 Group 4's.

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Ch Laurwyn Cassio Piece of Cake, Owner/Handier Joy Brewster Peter, did not start his Specials career until after 4 years of age when his brother Ch Laurwyn Cassio Mocha Cake, CD was retired. He received his BIS

Siri" came to us via a hunting preserve where her dam was a working dog and I was a frequent guest. Siri finished her championship at 16 monbths old in 11 shows. Her BIS was won in 1983 at the Terre Haute KC under judge William Harvey. With 23 Group placements to her credit she finished as the #1 GWP in 1983 and #16 on the Sporting Group list.

at Lehigh Valley KC in 1988 under Mr. Tom Conway. Retired with 3 Group1's, 3 Group2's, 5 Group3's, and 6 Group 4's. Peter was a good sound honest, representative of the breed by did not have the flare or style of his brother, Mocha.

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EVALUATING THE VERSATILE COAT THE NAVHDAAPPROACH C. Walton

coated dogs and there is a tendency for a wide variability of coats among littermates in some wirehaired breed lines. STABll.JTY, a tendency for coats to be relatively uniform and fixed in a line, is a difficult goal for a breeder to obtain since the inheritance of coat texture, color and length is controlled by multiple genes involving up to eleven gene loci. This isn't the place for a discussion of coat genetics but stabilizing a wirehaired coat in a line is roughly analogous to juggling eleven different objects while keeping the assorted colors in proper order.

coat is also used for other purpose by the dog. To protect the dog's skin, the coat must be dense and durable and to make the dog more useful to us ,the coat should have some additional properties that we have attained through selective breeding. One primary property of a good protective coat, in both the short and long haired breeds, is an absorbed layer of an oily substance produced by glands in the skin. This "oily" surface layer prevents dirt and

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water from adhering to the coat and thus preserves the coat's insulating qualities. One of the common problems of dogs is a dry coat that results in brittle hair and a tendency for the coat to retain moisture and dirt. This can be aggravated by poor diet and health problems and is often

treated by the addition of fats to the diet but the fundamental problem is probably inherited. In the shorthaired versatile breeds, just as in the wirehaired dogs, a DUAL COAT is always the most desirable. This is a coat with a dense undercoat of shorter hair (fur) with an outer coat oflonger and thicker guard hairs. In short haired breeds this can be difficult to detect if the outer coat is dense but the thickness of the skin, technically the dermis, is a good clue since dogs with dual coat have more hair follicles and the dermis is therefore thicker. If a dog's coat appears to be thin you should gently pinch a fold of skin to judge its thickness, if the skin is very thin the dog may not have a dense undercoat. A dog's coat is always changing and seasonal shedding and regrowth, combined with wear (during the hunting season most of our dogs get a bit thin on the nose, chest and belly) can confuse the issue when you

attempt to evaluate a coat. A versatile's coat usually doesn't reach the final stage of development until well after sexual maturity and, especially for some wirehaired breeds, the coat can change continually for the first two years of life. Experience and personal preferences may affect the evaluation of a coat for individual breeding programs and within the range of variability allowed in the breed standards, your personal preferences are as good as anyone else's. The dual coat should always be durable, if the hairs break and shed when the hair is brushed against the lay ofthe coat the dog has a problem. The coat should also be dense and this shouldn't be decided by rubbing dog's back, as the coat is always densest on the back and shoulders (and the dermis is always thickest in these areas), the flanks and chest are where a thin coat can be detected and these areas should be examined with care. Dogs with thin coats on the chest, legs and belly could have been working hard in cover and the coat will

There is always confusion about coat terminology such as stiff, harsh, coarse and so on, so we should examine these terms individually. An Open coat is jargon for sparse coverage. If there isn't much hair covering a portion of the body, we refer to that part of the coat as open. Stiffness is the tendency of a hair to resist bending and has nothing to do with texture and little effect on the feel of the coat unless you brush your hand against the lay of the hair. Guard hairs should be stiff and resist bending without being brittle (note that this feature can be inherited by the dog, or created with judicious use of a cheep hair styling spray). Coarse refers to the thickness of the individual hairs and coarse hairs tend to wear better than fine (thin) ones. Harshness refers to the feel of the coat and this is mostly related to the microscopic surface texture of the individual hairs. There are two basic types ~.

7~'te

i4 aLw.aft4 uHtleuiO-H

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have been worn thin in consequence. To determine the effects of wear examine the skin itself and if the skin is clear and has none of the nicks, scrapes and scratches that result from field work, the dog's coat isn't worn, it's just plain thin. Remember to use your hands as well as your eyes because the dog's skin color can mask the thinness of a coat. The length of the coat is also a matter of breed standard and personal preference but the outer guard hairs should be about twice the length of the undercoat hairs and both types of hairs should be evenly distributed. This is not always the case and in many versatile breeds the different kinds of hair have different colors and in some dogs patches of a color can consist entirely of one kind of hair. In wirehaired breeds light tan to fawn colored patches of hair are not favored because they are often entirely composed of long, soft guard hairs. This relationship between hair color and texture is often the basis for color preferences expressed by experienced dog men. They aren't picky about color, per se, but they are well aware of what those colors mean in terms of coat durability and the protection it affords the dog.

a4 4till,

judge, but it is the best way to learn a lot about your dog's coat. The water adhering to the dog's coat changes the optical properties of the hairs and it's easier to visually judge the density of the coat when it's wet. (You can see more skin on a wet dog than a dry one.) The water also provides information on the activity of the sebaceous gland since an oily coat sheds water rapidly and dries quickly, whereas, a dog with a dry (non-oily) coat gets thoroughly wet and dries out much more slowly. When the dog is immersed in the water the texture and density of the coat has little measurable effect on the dog's body temperature, cold water is cold water and anything short of a wet suit is only marginal protection against the cold. An oily coat sheds dirt and moisture, but its most valuable feature is the fact that it doesn't absorb much water. This means that a hunting dog, with a good coat can swim to retrieve a duck in cold weather and then

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restore its body temperature rapidly with a minimum of exercise. A dog with a dry coat will get soaked and chilled rapidly and will have to shiver to restore its body temperature. This takes a lot of energy and tires the dog quickly. The dog with a good oily coat will emerge from the water, shake and rid itself of most of the mud and water, and in a few minutes he will again be a pleasant companion in a canoe or duck blind. The dog with a dry coat (not oily) will also shake, but he will stay wet and muddy long enough to make him a real nuisance in the blind. The quality of your dog's coat has a of practical value in terms of your own personal comfort and convenience.

eo-a't4e

. of harsh hairs, those with a textures surface (numerous rough scale like surface structures) and crinkled hairs (those that are curled and twisted). Harsh hairs are probably preferred in both wirehaired and shorthaired breeds, although not in the flat coated breeds, and the hairs with a textured surface are preferred to those that are just curly. For the wirehaired versatile breeds, the harsh hairs are preferred in the outer coat, as well as in the undercoat, because they are not prone to matting and tangling and are highly durable. There is a simple test to distinguish between a good wirehaired coat (coarse, stiff and harsh hairs) and poor wirehaired coat (soft, fine and smooth surfaced hairs) ... grab a few burdocks (or other variety of clinging seed pod) and rub them on the dog. Wirehairs with a good coat are easy to clean, the seed pods will brush off easily no matter how dense and long the coat, while the seed pods will cling and embed themselves in a poor coat and will have to be combed or picked out. Why do NAVHDAjudges examine a wet, and usually muddy, dog? The task is the least pleasant part of the test for a

C Walton Copyright (C) 1992

NA VHDA stands for the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. Thier organization was created by and for owners of the versatile hunting breeds for the purpose of the training and testing the dogs usefulness in the field. Please see the ad in this newsletter for more information on NA VHDA. Thank you to Bobby Applegate for forwarding this article to me to be printed in the Wire News.

CH DOB: 9/19/95 Finished Championship

cKE!-JÂŁans

Cinnamon

6)Oast

2/2/97

Cinnamon finished with a 4 and 5 point major

in 6 weekends

in a 5 month perid, including 4

Best of Opposite

Sex wins to Ch Ripsnorters

Thunderhart.

At her first

show,(Twin

Cities Specialty

preceeding the National Specialty) Cinnamon received Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite

Sex in the Sweeps.

She also took Best of Breed 3 out of 3 days Memorial Day Weekend.

A BIG thank-you

to

Mr. Edward Gilbert Jr for the Group 3 placing,

you made our weekend ..

Cinnamon received her CGC at 1Omonths old

and has finished top of her class in both puppy

obedience and in beginners obedience.

Cinnamon and I plan to have puppies the Spring of 1998 after all OFA and CERF testing is completed. Call for more details.

Owner /Cr,.,li11ÂŁtO Kristina Purins 1223 Houseman N.E. Grand Rapids, MI49505 (616) 458-7870

CExclusiv~

CHa.ndl"e4

Tim Patulski 6700 North Simonelli Whitehall,

MI49461

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GWP CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SPECIALTY The Club's Specialty was held under cloudless skies at Brookside Park in Pasadena. The Park is located at the south end of the Rose Bowl, and plenty of shade is available from the many eucalyptus trees. Show Chairman Joan Payton arranged for the etched glass and wood trophies, and for the lunch which followed the event. The Specialty was dedicated to the memory of Karla Weber's Ch/AFC Jaymar's Marsu's Katie, MH. We'd like to thank all the members for their generous donations for the Trophy Fund. The Sweepstakes were judged by Beverly Peabody. She awarded the following placements for Sweeps:

12-18 Months Dogs: 1.Afterhours Choice V Geronimo's (Steffes/WhitmoreH/Gray) 2.Sportsman's Warrior (O/Fortuna H/Steffes) 9-12 Puppy Bitches 1.Jay-Mar'sHonor V Schnellberg (Collins,Litwin,Owen) 2.Jay-Mar's Kix Standing Ovation (Litwin/Owen/Collins/Kidder) 12-18 Bitches 1.Fair Oaks Born An Outlaw (LitwinlLeBlanc) 2 RU-WYRD MVPTriple Play, JH (Nelsen) Best Opposite in Sweepstakes: Veteran Sweepstakes:

Fair Oaks Born An Outlaw

7-9 Year Dogs: I Ch Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico, CD, MH (Ercoli) 9 and Over Bitches: 1.Ch Comtesse Yom Wiesen (O/Rawn H/Perrott) 2.Ch Jaymar's Autumn Reign, SH, CD (Collins Litwin 3.Ch Yon Vaber's Magic Masked Madame (Weber) Best in Veteran Sweepstakes: -Ch Comtesse Vom Wiesen Best Opposite: Ch Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico, MH, CD Regular Classes - Judge Dorothy MacDonald 12-18 Dogs: 1. Afterhours Choice V Geronimo's (Steffes,Whitmore) Bred-By Dogs: 1.Geronimo's A Weekend Warrior (Steffes) Open Dogs: 1. Outwest Handsom Hank (OlLinge H/Sanders) 2. Jay-Mar's Blutar's Irish Coffee (Litwin/Collins) 3. Jay-Mar's Blake's Whirlwind (Collins/Litwin) 4. Geronimo's Tonka Warrior (Steffes) Winner's Dog: Outwest Handsom Hank Reserve Winner's Dog: Afterhours Choice V Geronimo's 9-12 Puppy Bitches: 1. Jaymar's Honor V Schnellberg (Litwin,Collins,Owen) 12-18 Bitches: 1.Fair-Oak's Born An Outlaw (Litwin/LeBlanc) 2.RU-WYRD MVPTripie Play, JH (Nelsen) Bred By Bitches: 1.Jaymar's Kix Standing Ovation (Litwin/Collins/Owen/Kidder) Open Bitches: 1.Jay-Mar's Outlaw Babe (Litwin/LeBlanc) Winner's Bitch: Fair-Oaks Born An Outlaw Reserve Winner's Bitch: Jay-Mar's Outlaw Babe Field Trial Dogs: 1.Ch Jay Mar's Blake's Windczar, SH (Collins) Hunting Dogs: 1.Ch Jay-Mar's Blake's Blue Win, SH (Milano) 2.Ch Jay-Mar's AB's Lieut, Warf, JH (Kidder) Veteran Dogs: 1.Ch Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico, CD, MH (Ercoli) Hunting Bitches: I Ch Jay-Mar's AB's Vina of Orion, JH(Litwin,Collins)

Veteran Bitches: 1.Ch Comtesse Vom Wiesen (Rawn) 2.Ch Jaymar's Autumn Reign, SH, CD (Collins) Best of Breed: Ch Ripsnorter's Fraulein Heidi (Jaffe!McMillan/George) Best Opposite and Best of Winners: Outwest Handsom Hank (Linge) Brood Bitch: I.Ch Jaymar Wiesen's RiteonTarget,JH(Litwin,Coliins) 2.Ch Jaymar's Autumn Reign, SH, CD (Collins)

SEA-TAC GWPC FIELD TRIAL submitted by Laura Reeves Our annual field trial was held March 22-23 at Scatter Creek in Rochester, Wash. We drew more than 100 entries for seven stakes. The Open All-Age stake was cancelled. The weather was superlative, with sunshine and mild temperatures Considering the weekend before brought snow to the Northwest and previoustrials have endured monsoons, windstorms and other weather crises, wethanked the weather gods for looking out for us this time. Field trial chairman Doug Ljungren juggled the three-courses beautifully,presenting a smooth, efficient event. Winners and placers in the stakes are listed below and should becongratulated for jobs well done. ODenGunDog Judges: D Green I.GSP

& H Ahlman

2.DeeDee Yon Schyrental O:Klaus & Nancy Meyn 3.Flintlock's Liesel V Diesel O:Jim Landis 4.Flintlock's Ezekiel O:Joe DeMoura Open Limited Gun DOl: Judges: T Salmon & Bill Vye l.Flintlock's Liesel V Diesel 2.GSP 3.ES 4.FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cascade Miss TiqueO:Penny

Ljungren

Amateur Walking Derbv Judges: D Garrett & P Neuman I .Flintlock's Bandit 0; Hal Christensen 2.Sure Shot's Hot Rocks O:Doug Ljungren 3.Sure Shot's Boss Gunner 0: ohn & Char Benedict 4.Brittany Amateur Walking Puppy Judges: Dave Garrett & Rod Reining 1.GSP 2.Brittany 3.Brittany 4.Brittany

Amateur Gun Do~ Judges: D Garrett & R Reining l.GSP 2.Vizsla

Open Derby Judges: M Zimmer & T Salmon l.F1intlock's Tzarr Schwartz 0: Kosta Sunda

3.Brittany 4.Flintlock's 0: J Landis

2.Flintlock's Lady Hawk O:M Hemphill 3.Pointer 4.Sure Shot's Boss Gunner O:John & Char Benedict

Liesel V Diesel

DELAWARE VALLEY GWP CLUB SPECIALTY SHOW CHESTER VALLEY

KC - SATURDAY 05/10/97

Cold winds and low temperatures could not dampen the spirits of the Del Val club members who came to watch some of the east coasts finest GWP's strut their stu.ff. Although the numbers were small for our Sweepstakes, the quality of these youngsters showed that the breeders were doing something right. Best in Sweeps was awarded to Follyhill Caramels Showstopper owned by Jane and Sarah Carlson and Audrey Meinke and bred by Audrey & Wendy McKay. Opposite was given to Ebbtide Baycrest Spring Hail a very "up" young lady. "Haile" is owned by J&J Hanna and bred by Garnet Persinger & Shyla Gunther. The Winners Dog ribbon was awarded to Wynwyre's Wild About Harry owned by Cindi Kelly and Allen Dengler, with Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex going to Candace Kane's pretty bitch It Ain't Ez Bein' Shezey, bred by Judy Cheshire and D. McCallum. Judge Asa Mays found for his Best of Breed, DC/AFe Dunkees Justa Top Flite JH bred and owned by Bernee Brawn and co owned by Fran Sakiey. Topper was also the Best Veteran GWP. Thanks to all of the club members who came out in the nasty weather to help make this a succesful event for the Del Val Club.

SWEEPSTAKES JUDGE: MR. ROBERT

KEEGAN

SWEEPSTAKES, PUPPY, 9 TO 12 MONTHS DOGS. 1/BSW 15 FOLLYHILL CARAMELS SHOWSTOPPER. SN 41025901. 06-18-96 BY CH RIPSNORTER'S IT'S SHOWTIME - CH CARAMEL SUNDAE ATFOLLYHILL JH. OWNER: JANE K CARLSON & SARAH K CARLSON & AUDREY MEINKE. BREEDER: AUDREY MEINKE & WENDY MCKAY. SWEEPSTAKES, JUNIOR, 12 TO 15MONTHS DOGS. 1 35 CARAMEL'S BLAZING STAR. SN 34133202. 04-04-96 BY CH RIPSNORTER'S IT'S SHOWTIME - CH CARAMEL'S OL' DEVIL MOON OWNER: ILSE E G BIEDERMANN. AGENT).

BREEDER:

AUDREY

& DONALD

MEINKE

(AUDREY

REGULAR CLASSES JUDGE: DR. ASA MAYS CARAMELS

12 TO 18 MONTHS DOGS. 1 35 CARAMEL'S BLAZING

SHOWSTOPPER.

SN 41025901.

STAR. SN 34133202.

04-04-96

CYNTHIA KELLY & ALLEN F DENGLER .. BREEDER:

CYNTHIA

4 BY CH RIPSNORTER'S THUNDERHART CD OWNER: CANDACE L KANE.BREEDER: MCCALLUM.

12 TO 18 MONTHS BITCHES. 1 12 EBBTIDE BAYCREST SPRING

KELLY.

JH. SN 18118105.07-29 GRETA OF WAL BERG SCHAEFFER.

HAIL. SN-3498410.

BY JH.

04-30-96

BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCHES. 1 28 BOUNTY'S JUSTA ANNASETTE. SN-115303007. 04-15-94 BY FC/NAFC SELKIRKS BOUNTY HUNTER - CH/AFC/NAFC JUSTA TEQUILA SUNSET JH.OWNER: CASS LUTZ & BERNEE BRAWN. BREEDER: FRAN SAKIEY & BERNEE BRAWN. AMERICAN-BRED BITCHES. 1 40 AFTERHOURS SNOW JOB AT ADPG. SN 13276608. 11-22-93 BY CH AFTERHOUR CASSIOS LANDLORD - WYRELAND SURELY U JEST. OWNER: RENEE NAPPIER BREEDER: JEAN K RENNER & CHRISTINA WHITMORE.(CANDACE

10-07-9

- CH SHURCAN POTOGOLD MCRAE JUDY CHESHIRE & DANIELLE & JAMES

KANE, AGENT).

2/R 44 WYNWYRE'S STOLEN KISSES. SN 24604905. 04-01-95 BY CH WYNWYRE'S JUMPIN JACK FLASH - ROCKYTOP'S FANNI FANC FIXINS. OWNER: CYNTHIA S KELLY. BREEDER: CYNTHIA S VETERAN DOGS. 1/BV 23 DC/AFC DUNKEES JUSTA TOP FLITE JH. SF 897246. BY DC/AFC DUNKEES JUSTA HOLE N ONE CD MH - SURE SHOTS JUSTA RACIE LACIE.OWNER: BERNEE BRAWN & DR FRANCIS SAKIEY. BREEDER: BERNEE L BRAWN.

BEST OF BREED COMPETITION. 8 CH WEIDENHUGEL GLORY DAYS. SN 09681304. 09-0 BY CH WEIDENHUGEL JERSEY VON NICO - CH WEIDENHUGEL RUE GEMSTONE. BITCH OWNER: PATRICIA F ROBERTS. BREEDER: PATRICIA F ROBERTS & MILDRED L REVEL(CINDY

OPEN DOGS. 1 7 WALNUB BERG'S UPLAND THUNDER SCHROEDER'S SUMMIT THUNDER - CARAMEL'S OWNER: THOMAS JARNICH. BREEDER: CHARLES

(CANDACE

SN 20947901.

VETERAN BITCHES. 1 20 CH HEYWIRE'S WHISTLE IN THE DARK CD JH. SF-34542. 04-23-BY CH LAURWYN CASSIO MOCHA CAKE CD - CH HEYWIRE'S HAPPILYEVER AFTER OWNER: BARBAARA NOVAK & KAREN J STERN. BREEDER: BEVERLY MURRAY & JUDY CHESHIRE.

06,18-96

BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOGS. 1/W 31 WYNWYRE'S WILD ABOUT HARRY. SN 16797102.05-12-94 BY CH WYNWYRE'S HEAVY CHEVY - WYNWYRE'S BORN TO BOOGIE. OWNER:

11WIBW/OS 32 ADPG IT AINT EZ BEIN' SHEZEY.

MEINKE,

SWEEPSTAKES, JUNIOR, 12 TO 18 MONTHS BITCHES. 1/BOSW 12 EBBTIDE BAYCREST SPRING HAIL. SN-3498410. 04-30-96BY DC AFC DUNKEE'S JUSTA TOP FLiTE - CH. EBBTIDE'S SUMMER BREEZE JH.OWNER: J & J HANNA BREEDER: SHYLA GUNTHER & GARRETT PERSINGER.

PUPPY DOGS. 1/R 15 FOLLYHILL

3 24 MAESTROS JUSTA SWEET SPOT. SN 26118912. 05-22-95 BY DC/AFCH DUNKEES JUSTA HOLE N ONE CD MH • CH RIPSNORTERS DIE ZAUBERFLOTE OWNER: LINDA DIETRICH & BERNEE BRAWN & PAT RANKER BREEDER: PAT RANKER.

KANE, AGENT).

OPEN BITCHES. 4 16 SCHNELLBERG'S RAMBLlN' ROSE. SN 09625205. 08BY CH SCHNELLBERG'S SYDNEY CD MH - SCHNELLBERG'S ANNELIE OWNER: MALCOLM DECKER. BREEDER: SUSAN OWEN.

STAHLE, AGENT).

11 CH ADPG HEYWIRE'S EZ MONEY. SN 20947910.10-07-9 BY CH RIPSNORTER'S THUNDERHART - CH SHURCAN POTOGOLD SHEZA MCRAE CD. DOG OWNER: CHRISTINE BUCK & JUDY CHESHIRE. BREEDER: JUDY CHESHIRE & DANIELLE MCCALLUM & JAMES MCCALLUM. 19 CH SURE SHOT'S JUSTA JACKPOT JH. SN 09160103. 08-03-93 BY DCH/AFCH DUNKEES JUSTA TOP FLiTE JH - FC/AFC SURE SHOT'SCASCADE MISS TIQUE SH. DOG OWNER: DOUGLAS LJUNGREN & BERNEE BRAWN. BREEDER: PENNY LJUNGREN. B 23 DC/AFC DUNKEES JUSTA TOP FLITE JH. SF 897246. 02-02-90 BY DC/AFC DUNKEES JUSTA HOLE N ONE CD MH - SURE SHOTS JUSTA RACIE LACIE. DOG. OWNER: BERNEE BRAWN & DR FRANCIS SAKIEY. BREEDER: BERNEE L BRAWN 27 CH EBBTIDE SUMMER HEAT. SM 96511501. 07-11-9 BY CH TIDEWATER'S VALENTINO - CH SHOALWATER'S WINTER BLIZZARD. DOG OWNER: THEODORE J MAGNESS JR & CINDY KELLY & G PERSINGER. BREEDER: G & K PERSINGER. 36 CH ADPG RENEGADE EZ ON THE EYES. SN 20947906. 10-07-9 BY CH RIPSNORTER'S THUNDERHART - CH SHURCAN POTOGOLD SHEZA MCRAE CD. BITCH. OWNER: RENEE NAPPIER & DANIELLE MCCALLUM .. BREEDER: JUDY CHESHIRE

& DANIELLE

MCCALLUM

(CANDACE

KANE, AGENT).

TOP DOGS 1997 - SHOW STANDINGS- 1997

Compiled by Jerry Clark

These rankings are based on only the number of Wires beaten in BOB competition during the period January 5- -April 30, 1997 as reported in AKC AWARDS thru Vol 17 No.24 June 1997

BREED COMPETITION 166 153 127 60

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Ch Adpg Suthrn Breeze JH (B) Ch Thornwood's It Had To Be You (D) Ch. Ripsnorter's Thunderhart (D) Ch Ripsnorters Fraulein Heidi (B) Ch Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico (D) Ch Neudorfs Strutting Sam (D) Ch Fair Oak's No Doubt About It (B) 7. Ch J & J's West Coast Connection (D) 8. Ch Aspendel the Warriors Maiden (B) 9. Wildwings Camden JH (D) 10. Ch Kaizan's First Edition (D)

27

24 24

21 14 12

11

J Griggs/J Cheshire Patty & Barry Diehl DVM Joe &Tootie Longo/Lisa George-Clipse L Jaffee/H George/L McMillan L Ercoli F Neuwirth L Jaffee/L McMillan N Vampotic/L Jaffee B Applegate/L Hof E&S Sangster R&J Plough

GROUP 3557

1. Ch Ripsnorter's Thunderhart (D) 2. Ch ADPG Suthrn Breeze JH (B) 3. Ch Afterhour's Heywire Obsession (B) 4. Ch Thornwood's It Had To Be You (D) 5. Ch Ripsnorter's Fraulein Heidi (B) 6. Cassios Benjamin Jack (D) 7. Ch Neudorfs Strutting Sam (D) 8. Ch Farmgate's Sly Guy (D) 9. Ch Cassio's Blitz Attack (D) 10. Ch Larkspur's Coca Cola Classic (B)

1852 1603 1005 550 480

274 157 150 136

Lisa George-Clipse /Joe &Tootie Longo J Griggs/J Cheshire K&TMosing Patty & Barry Diehl DVM L Jaffee/H George/L McMillan. J Brewster F Neuwirth PMoebius J Brewster S Graner/G McCain

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW GWP CHAMPIONStaken from the May & June AKC Awards Book compiled by Lori Sargemt ADPG Sheza's EZ Betzy (B) SN20947902 (3/20/97) by Ch. Cheshire & Danielle McCallum & James McCallum; Owner: Cassio's Benjamin Jack (D) SN28556507 (3/15/97) by Ch. Darling Electrick M'ike (D) SN38858201 (3/23/97) by NFC Lori Cherkinsky; Owner: Eileen Fahey

Ripsnorter's Thunderhart x Ch. Shurcan Potogold Sheza McRae CD JH; Breeder: Judy Janet Herzberg Cassio's Victory Parade x Ch. Cassio's Zaney Thistle; Breeder/Owner: Joy Brewster NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Ch Wyrebrand Darling Coco; Breeder: Mary Darling &

Oakhyll Manitook R Besonder (B) SN27118702 (3/23/97) by DC SGR Silent Running CD MH x Ch Severn Run" A Nine of Oakhyll CD; Breeder: Lawrence Huntington & James Thompson; Owner: Jeffrey Rick & Margaret Rick RKS Baby Sioux of Geronimos Worley & Joann Steffes; Owner:

(B) SN35028503 (3/2/97) by Ch. Geronimo's Merrill & Laurie Marley

Wynwyre's Nighthawk (D) SN24604901 Owner: Heather Bemiller

(3/17/97) by Ch. Wynwyre's

Glory of Aspenrose

x Ch. Topmost Windfall of Danters;

Jumpin' Jack Fiash x Rockytops

Fanni Fancy Fixins;

Breeder:

Afterhours September Odyssey (B) SN26968005 (3/16/97) by Ch. Afterhours Cassios Landlord x Ch. Afterhours Spirit of Shurcan; Whitmore & Christi Schoessow & Christine Whitmore; Owner: Chuck Parietti & Judy Parietti & Christine Whitmore Blauermonds The Accomplice (D) SN33253502 (4/5/97) by St. Croix's Breezin' Boogaloo x Liebenwaids Hi Flying Hilde; Breeder: Owner: Robert Strassman & Mary Strassman P Shaki The Hartbraker Kantoo (D) SN21461203 Linda Conner; Owner: Kasey Conner Von Duffin's Ann Duffin

Tornado

(B) SN28032004

Wildefire's Bentley (D) SN36486709 Terrence Boldin & KA Engle

(4/4/97) by Ch. Ripsnorter

P Willy Whiskers JH x Ch. Ripsnorter

P Hart Brake;

(4/19/97) by DC SGR Silent Running CD MH x Ch. Von Duffin's Halley's Comet; (4/27/97) by Ch. Ripsnorter

Ka-Lins Wild Hart x Tina V Wachtersbach;

Wildwings Camden JH (D) SN271621 02 (4/19/97) by Ch. Cadenberg Owner: Edward Sangster & Sarah Sangster

Goetz V Lutz CD TO x Wildwings

Breeder:

Breeder:

Cynthia Kelly; Breeder:

Breeder:

Kathryn Engle; Breeder:

Walter

Robert Strassman;

Breeder/Owner:

Cascade Rosie;

Kathy

David & Terry Duffin &

Owner:

Joseph Langlois;

TOP DOGS 1997 Field Standings

1997

How Top Ten Points are Figured Wins & Placements are taken from the "AKC Awards" magazine as the trials are published. 4-17 starters= 1 pt 8-12 starters=2pt 13-17 starters=3pt 18- 24 starters=4pt 25 or more starters=5pt

Ist2nd 3rd 4th -

4 x the stake 3 x the stake 2 x the stake 1 x the stake

points points points points

Now, if you won a 1st place in a 3 point stake,you would multiply 4x3=12. Second in a 2 pt. stake multiply 3x2 =6, and so. NOTICE: As of January 1, 1997 seperate top ten lists will be kept for Open Gun Dog and Amateur Gun Dog placements. Open and Amateur Puppy & Derby placements will be combined. Standings reflect placements from January 1 -April 28th, 1997 trials as recorded through the June1997 AKC Awards.

Dogs Defeated

OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1. Flintlocks Addition 2. Flintlocks Ezekiel

M Hemphill J Demoura B&G Richardson, MI J Landis W &MTait, NJ MLee,OR M&J Collins, CA MJ Collins/N Litwin

3. SGR Dirty Laundry 4. Flintlocks Liesel V. Diesel 5. DC/AFC Schnellbergs Gretta MH 6. FC/ AFC Sure Shot's Cruise 7. Ch Jay Mar's Blakes Windczar SH 8. Jay-Mar's Blakes Whirlwind 9. Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker JH 10. FC Navaho Sidekick MH

P Ljungren, W A G Rezzardi, IL

AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1. DC AFC Schnell bergs Greta MH A E Fowls 2.J&K Wilsons Wildfire J&K JS Hhard Landis Christensen,UT Yates, MI LDixon, R&L Yates, BultmaniG MI W&MTait, R B&G Milbrad, Gilleard, Richardson, W MT NJ AAA Ward,MN MI KNelson, CA K D Sonda, Ljungren, IL W P Ljungren G Rezzardi, IL Wright, Ljungren, CAMN W 3. FC Navaho Sidekick MH M Hemphill, A Miss Molly SH 3. Sure Shot's W Golly 3. Ch SGR Witchcraft 6. Sure Shots Justa Miss Marker JH

Tait, NJ

GWPCA Points

145

59

87 68 68 74

45 39 30 29

43 33 59 28

28 23 21 20

20

16

37 45 28 22 39 35 23 42 58 79 198 16 26 18 21 34 30

23 19 41 29 48 13 88 16 15 18 828 20 10

7. Lemschloggs Bottle Rocket 8. FC/ AFC Sures Shots Cascade Miss Tique SH 9. Flintlock's Liesel Yon Diesel 10. FC Pol a Del Chisola 10 .wrights Hot Toddy 10. FC/AFC JimKaths Allure JUNIOR DOGS (PUPPY/ DERBY COMBINED) 1. Flintlocks Lady Hawk 2. Flintlocks Bandit 3. 4. 5. 6.

SGR Laundry Daze Cadenbergs Wicked One V Ike Additional Trick V Rahnhaus Sure Shot's Hot Rocks JH

7. 8. 8. 9.

SGR Silent Running Brooke Backwoods Western Flyer JimKath's Ariel KS Tzar Schwartz

There were a total of 34 placements

received by 23 individual dogs.

I love it! One thing I have learned from doing our newsletter these past years, is if you need help, just ask! In the last issue I reported that Maureen Tait wished to retire from keeping the field stats and we needed a new body to fill that position. Well, 10 and behold, from California, San Francisco to be exact, comes Lynn Sandor, volunteering While Lynn has agreed to keep track of the standings, she will not be reporting on events nature. I <Jmstill looking

for someone

to update us on field stuff from around

the country.

to keep the numbers rolling for us. or rule changes or anything of that Call me! And a big THANKS

to Lynn.

CONGRATULATIONS FIELD CHAMPION

TO OUR NEW GWP FIELD CHAMPIONS

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Navaho Sidekick MH (B) SN11453301 (4/5/97) by Ch. Navaho Trail Blazer JH x Ch. Maestro Wind Song of Navaho JH; Breeder: Gary Martin & Susan Martin; Owner: Guy Rezzardi AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION DC Schnell berg's Annie (B) SN14026204 (8/24/96) by Ch. Schnell berg's Sydney CD MH x Schnellberg's Owen; Owner: Walt & Maureen Tait & Susan Owen

Anneliese;

Breeder:

Susan

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW GWP HUNTING TEST TITLE HOLDERS JUNIOR HUNTER Darling Owner:

Ticker Tape Jake (D) SN33283909 Robert Aardema

(3/2/97) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Darling Autumn JH; Breeder:

Mary Calkins-Darling;

Ch. Maestros Justa Snuffleupagus (D) SN26118903 (3/22/97) by DC AFC Dunkees Justa Holenone CD MH x Ch. Ripsnorter's Breeder: Patricia Ranker & Helen George; Owner: Serena & Jack Dillingham Ch. TXWYR Silvar Spirit Owner: Terry Woodfin Keller's Keller

(B) SN13682808

Spike (D) SN36594006

(3/16/97) by Ch. Shurcan's

(4/26/97)

by Kerico Vom Treborwolf

Finders Keepers x Ch. TXWYR Echo;

x Wards Millie Anna;

Ch. Oakhyll Magic's Destiny (B) SN05156801 (4/6/97) by Ch. Severn Run's A-Shaggy Linda Strothman & Carol Stuart; Owner: Linda Strothman & James Thompson Smoke Creek's Suzzi's Hitail (B) SN35670006 Kevin Keller & Mark Keller TXWYR Silvar Spur (D) SN13682802 Owner: Terry Woodfin

Breeder:

Breeder:

JH;

Terry Woodfin & Sheri Graner:

Billy J. Ward, Jr.; Owner:

Kevin Keller & Mark

Dog MH x Ch. Olympus She Can Do Magic CD; Breeder:

(4/27/97) by Mason Creek Top Gun x Smoke Creek Kelli Treborwolf;

(4/19/97) by Ch. Shurcan's

Die Zauberflote

Finders Keepers x Ch. TXWYR Echo;

Breeder:

Breeder:

Bill Kennedy;

Owner:

Terry Woodfin & Sheri Graner:

SENIOR HUNTER Weidenhugel Highwayman JH (D) SM78483401 Williams; Owner: Theresa Bonini Brown's

Pride of Julie (D) SM60534201

(3/29/97) by Nico V 0 Bemmeraue

(4/26/97) by Thunder Hawk x Stingers Whiskers Agogo;

Feldschau Bruna Calah Susi JH (B) SN09802606 Breeder: Carol Maynard; Owner: Frank Susi Hellbender's Jesse James CD JH (D) SN18347509 Owner: Dennis Dec Hellbenders Kissinger

Jake JH (D) SN18347503

x Weidenhugel

Elemi V Lampo;

Breeder:

Breeder:

Seth & Christine

Don Paltani II; Owner:

Dennis Brown

(4/27/97) by DC AFC Dunkee's Justa Holenone CD MH x Ch. Larkspur Calah Alibaba CD SH;

(4/5/97) by Hellbenders

(4/6/97) by Hellbender's

Bum's Rush x Hellbenders

Bum's Rush x Hellbenders

Desert Storm JH; Breeder:

Desert Storm JH; Breeder:

Ch. Maestro Razz's Royal Lady CD TD JH (B) SF846659 (4/6/97) by Ch. Liebenwald's War's Razzmatazz Breeder: Patricia Ranker & Helen George; Owner: Jack Dillingham & Serena Dillingham

Mary Spies;

x Ch. Ripsnorter's

Maestro's Miss M (B) SN211241 02 (4/26/97) by DC AFC Dunkees Justa Holenone CD MH x Ch. Ripsnorter's Ranker & Helen George; Owner: Robert Linn

Die Zauberflote

Mary Spies;

Owner:

Die Zauberflote

JH; Breeder:

Charles

JH;

Patricia

MASTER HUNTER Flatlander's Boisy CD JH (D) SN16801809 Sandra Hoesel Whitetail's Murphy

Briana SH (B) SN15977402

DC AFC Cadenberg Silke Albert

# Of Hunting

(3/23/97) by Ch. Haar Baron's Casey JH x Ch. Flatlander's

(3/30/97) by Hanover Vom Treborwolf

Magie V Rogue COX (B) SF076680

Test Titles earned

x Whitetail's

Zebar JH; Breeder:

Greta Sue; Breeder:

(4/6/97) by DC Cascade Rogue MH x Cadenberg

by GWP's in 1997 JH - 11 SH - 9

MH

-3

Kevin McCauley;

William Darby, Jr.; Owner:

Owner:

Jimmy

Filou V Lutz COX TO; Breeder/Owner:

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OBEDIENCE STANDINGS 1997 1997 Obedience Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 5 - April 30, 1997 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 17 No.6 June 1997 - compiled by Lori Sargent

NOVICE 1. Bris's Ripsnorter MullicaFrauline - S. Kelzner 2. Afterhours Lady Liberty - S. Nunes 3. Doc's Wild Like the Wind - C. Milachek/D. Hensley Ch. ADPG EZ Come EZ Go JH - K. Craggs 4. Ch. Cagle's Larkspur Duchess - T &N Cagle Weidenhugel Ukiah V Rap JH - M. Revell 5. Hellbender's Jesse James JH - D. Dec 6. Ch. Cadenburg Urchin V Trey - S. Alberts Ch. Ripsnorter P Willy Whiskers JH - K&D Conner

DELANEY POINTS 33 26 9 9 o o o o

FRONT & FINISH 14 21 7 7

9 9

7 4 4

o

OPEN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

21 12 15 5

48 10

Neekohaus' Spicy Thistle CD SH - H. Madsen Ch. SGR Whispering Winds CDX JH - M. Brooks Schnellberg's Jake CDX JH - S. Owen Fox Hill's Mr. Badger UDX JH - S&J Shafer Ch. Schatten Waid Tag Spat Biene NA CD - B. Boes

o o o

3

UTILITY 26 o

1. Fox Hill's Mr. Badger UDX JH - S&J Shafer 2. Ch. Jerelin's Stix N Brix CDX JH - J&W Reese

CONGRATULATIONS COMPANION

22 2

TO OUR NEW GWP OBDEDIENCE TITLED GWP'S

DOG

Afterhours Lady Liberty (B) SN19754307 (3/15/97) by Ch. Thornwood's True Grit x Ch. Afterhours Cassios Locket; Breeder: Walter & Christine Whitmore & Patricia Diehl & Christi Schoessow-Chism; Owner: Sandra Nunes Hellbender's Dennis Dec

Jesse James JH (D) SN18347509

(3/8/97) by Hellbender's

Weidenhugel Ukiah V Rap JH (D) SN0801 0509 (3/2/97) by Weidenhugel Revell; Owner: Cynthia Heiller DVM

Bum's Rush x Hellbender's

Rap V Gemstone

Desert Storm JH; Breeder:

x Ch. Weidenhugel

Vena V Quincy;

Mary Spies;

Breeder:

Owner:

Mildred

Bris's Ripsnorter Mullica-Frauline (B) SN1852.9708 (4/26/97) by Ch. Ripsnorter Warrior Aspendel x Ch. Maestro Razz's Royal Lady CD TD SH; Breeder: Serena Dillingham & Jack Dillingham;" Owner: Stu Kelzmer & Joanne Kerzmer

COMPANION

DOG EXCELLENT

Neekohaus Spicy Thistle Owner: Helena Madsen

CD,SH (B) SN15281008

(3/22/97) by Ch. Windriver's

Sage x Wildwing's

Cascade Rosie;

Breeder:

Joseph Langlois;

Clicker Training .. sounds like something we girls would use to teach our husbands to stop changing the channels with the remote. But actually, it is a new method of obedience trainning. Anyone out there doing Obedience with their Wires have any experience with this training method? If so, how about telling us how it is going. On another subject... I know a lot of you are getting involved in Agility ..tell us all about it. Agility looks like the perfect sport for the GWP, lots of activty, lots of running around, and lots of confusion. Send us a story, and pictures too! In fact, the Del Val Club would like to offer Agility at the '98 Nationals. We need to know how many of y'all would be interested. Let us know!!!

The SPICE of my life!

Int Ch /Nat'l Ch Neekohaus Spicy Thistle SH, CD, CGC and now

Companion Dog Excellent! 008: (4/15/94) Ch Windrivers Sage x Wildwings Cascade Rosie

Spice will be shown in the Utility class this fall. She is also working on her Master Hunter title and is in an advanced Agility class.

Owner! Trainer! Handler Helena Madsen,1 07 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (415) 456-5270 Breeder Wildwings, Joe Langlois (707) 795-4738

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JUSTA HOLE N ONE CD MH NAVHDA UT

Tigger w,iIIbe bred to DC AFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH this fall Owner/Handler:

J1laestro Kennels

Pat Ranker

1700 Knob Road, Burlington, WI 53105 (414) 763-8437

reprinted from the GWPCA 1976--1977 yearbook

Standard writers are usually pretty clever fellows. The language of the Standards can be most subtle. It often carries an impact that is reminiscent of Teddy Roosevelt's "soft voice and big stick." The German Wirehaired Standard is an example of the velvet glove approach to the delicate question of "altering" dogs to fit the requirements of the Standard. Those who wrote the GWP breed Standard have drawn our attention to the "tell-tale" qualities of the Wire's head coat. An evaluation of Wire coat can almost begin and end with the dog's head, since it is here that the quality and quantity of coat throughout the entire body will be announced. By restricting exhibitors to a "naturally short and close fitting coat on the dog's skull," the writers have denied manmade changes and called upon exhibitors to "show it like it is." Very young Wirehairs may have almost slick heads and ears like shorthairs. Their short whiskers and eyebrows adorn the face which, if properly close coated, will not have excessive hair anywhere. Dogs that have soft coat on the top of the skull or excessive whiskers on the cheek areas will almost always have some excessive of soft coat problem. The more coat on the head, the more coat texture or quantity problems we can expect. A "soft" head coat that requires stripping to look neat and "close-fitting" will usually be accompanied by excessive whiskering and length of body coat. We may find density of coat if the head coat is heavy and long, but we may find length and "open" coats if the head coat is long and whispy. These head coats are not close in any way. Not only are they too long, they are too open. Dogs with these untidy heads seldom have good body coats, have open chest coats, and excessive length that hides the outline of the dog if not stripped off. While we should expect a good body coat on a dog with a short, close-fitting head coat and moderate whiskering, we should not be lulled into thinking that any dog with a close head coat will have a proper body coat. There is a distinctive difference between a correct "close-fitting, naturally short" head coat and a smooth, sleek head coat. The "sleek" head will usually be accompanied by a sleek ear. The head and ears will feel very smooth and shorthaired-like. The examiner's hand will slide over the head and ears and feel no "texture", only a slick, smoothness. The body coat will have the same sleekness. It may be thick and flat-lying. it may not hide the outline of the dog or have frilly embellishments, but it will probably not have the "harsh" texture called for in the Standard. While the coat on a dog with a slick head and ears may not be the correct texture called for in the Standard, it will be a more protective coat than long, open coats if it is thick enough. Puppies with sleek heads and ears, and adequate whiskering and eyebrows will most likely not have too sleek an adult body coat. If however, the whiskering and eyebrows are not adequate by one year, the body coat may never be dense enough or hard enough, or perhaps, long enough; The most desirable head coat will not only be short, it will be dense (close fitting). The examiner will be aware of a "texture"

On

WIREHAIRED Lola McDowell

COAT

against his finger tips. The ears of the 90g will be adequately covered but the ear fringe and covering will not be so long that they overhang the ear edges more than a fraction. Excessive hair in or on the ear tends to gather debris and carry unwanted objects to the ear canal. The correct ear coat is close-fitting and never long or spaniel-like. Whenever we see dogs with magnificent facial furnishings, or beautiful "frills" hanging from the chest or adorning their legs, we can almost be certain that these dogs have un typical coats, even though they may appear of proper length. The proper Wirehaired coat cannot have profuse whiskering or long furnishings, because they do not grow on a dog with a correct coat. They only grow on dogs with too long a coat and, most likely, too soft a coat. If we take the Standard literally, every Wirehaired that walks into a show ring will have his head natural...unchanged by man. Knowledgeable judges would have little difficulty selecting typical specimens, however cleverly doggy coats are trimmed. While heads can be carefully groomed to hide Nature's errors, a knowledgeable evaluator should have little difficulty finding the "typical dogs." While the promotion of the dictates of the Standard may not be popular with those who would prefer not to show "au natural," there is much to be said for the encouragement of anything that would bring typical specimens to the attention of the public. An "honest" dog, in any acceptable color, is a credit to his breed and, certainly an asset that should be monopolized upon. It is the "typical" specimen that can perpetuate his coveted qualities. A dog can only pass on what he is, not what man has made him appear to be. Vive la difference!

ch ]amarsBaek In Time OFA Good

"Dodaer"

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Back In Time DODGER is a muCti BISS winner, and 9rouP pCacer with very Cimited showin9. Producin9, typey, 6irdy puppies, we are very excited a60ut what the future

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From his first Utter: ch FairOaks No Dou6t A60ut It, JH ch FairOaks Smokin9 Gun, JH ch SchneCC6er9sRuffwire Zoe, SH From his second Citter: FairOaks Mr. Saturday Ni9ht; 3 pts, first show, 6 mo. oCd FairOaks Desi9ner Genes; 5 pts. BOS, over top spedaCs FairOaks FoCCowMe Boys; 6 pts from puppy cCass FairOaks Born an OutCaw; 10 pts 60th majors FairOaks Jump for Joy, NAVHDA NA prize III FairOaks Rocky Braveheart; in fieCd trainin9 FairOaks KS Tzarr Gitta; workin9 the fieCd, and showin9

Bred onCy twice in pCanned 6reedin9s, the quaCity is consistent. Look for Dodger, at the NationaCs, and start pCannin9 for your future.

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31-NOV 2 GWP OF NORTHERN CA FIELD TRIAL, SPENCEVILE

GWP OF SOUTHERN CA- HUNT TEST- TEJON RANCH, LEBEC, CA, SUZ RAWN (301) 454-0405

SPECIALTY

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WA

FT DETROIT SPECIALTY

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NEW MSU EXPO CENTER, DEBBIE TOTTEN (517) 631-5168

31-NOV

2 DEL VAL GWP FIIELD TRIAL, MEDFORD, NJ MAUREEN TAIT, (609) 261-3271

Dec

13

GWP OF ILLINOIS SPECIALTY SKOKE VALLEY KC, PAULA MOEBIUS

NOV

8&9

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8&9

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Please note: Parent Club consent is no longer needed for Specialty events.AKC has given "Blanket Approval" to these. A written response from the parent club is necessary only in cases of a denial, otherwise Parent Club consent will be considered automatic. Parent Club approval is still needed for Field Trials, however. Regardless, please send all information of your club's upcoming events to Karen Nelsen for inclusion in the "Coming Events" .

More Liscense Plates ..... BIRDDOGBarb Novak's gang Abby, Gunner and Rowdy

'I'IIIN.,S Never pass up the opportunity for a joyride.

to go

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they've invaded your territory. Take naps and stretch before rising.

lfl~ (~l'Ntl~lUINI~UO)ll' no.,...

Run, romp and play daily. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will

do.

Be loyal.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

If wh~t you findY9u It. want lies buried, dig until

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into guilt thing and pouL.run right the baCKand maKe friends.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. Thrive on attention touch you.

and let people

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER CLUB OF AMERICA

CODE OF ETHICS The members of the GWPCA are devoted to the continued preservation, protection and improvement of the German Wirehaired Pointer. This Code provides guidelines for ethical practices and care, and seeks to promote good sportsmanship. RECORDS: GWPCA members will maintain complete and accurate records for each dog and litter. BREEDING: GWPCA members will evaluate any dog or bitch used for breeding, using the criteria set forth by the breed standard. Only those dogs free of recognized genetic defects shall be used in a breeding program. Breeders will be selective with respect to the physical and mental soundness, health, temperament, and natural hunting ability of the dog or bitch. CARE AND TRANSFER

OF DOGS:

No puppies or adult dogs shall be bred, sold or consigned to pet shops or other commercial enterprises. Proper care shall be provided for bitch and puppies. Puppies shall be kept until seven weeks of age. All prospective buyers should be carefully screened to assure that puppies have a safe, loving and stimulating home. An honest evaluation of the quality of the puppy will be made. Purchasers are to be encourage to spay or neuter all dogs that will not be used for breeding. New owners 1. 2. 3. 4.

will receive the following documentation: Written sales contract or co-ownership agreement Copy of the AKC registration Feeding instructions Medical records

5. Three-generation pedigree 6. Training recommendations 7. Copy of this Code of Ethics GWPCA members are prepared to assist puppy buyers when questions or problems arise for the life of the dog. New owners are encouraged to become involved in GWPCA activities, regional GWP Clubs, dog training, and/or dog performance events. SPORTSMANSHIP: GWPCA members shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit upon themselves, their dogs, and the sport of dogs, regardless of location or circumstance.

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