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The Journal of the German Wirehaired

Pointer Club of America

April/May 1998

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will be bred this spring to: Ch. Cadenberg Victor v. Trey, JH - "Victor" (Ch. Weidenhugel

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• Spook is in training for her Master Hunter. • Vic is just 3 pts from earning his Dual Championship. • This breeding combines the consistently outstanding lines of Cascade, Cadenberg, Weidenhugel and Schnellberg. • We expect birdy, typey, trainable dogs with outstanding temperaments, correct coats and guaranteed good health. If you want a dog that can and will do it all, a dog with three generations of dual champions behind it, contact us for more information. LaL-\l"a Reeves

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LOCAL CLUB SeCRETARIES

GWPCA OFFICERS & DIRECTORS President: Bill Richardson 1232 Brocker Rd., Metamora, MI48455 (810) 678-2529 Vice President: Penny Ljungren 28124-199th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042 (206) 631-6232

DELAWARE VALLEY GWP CLUB Judy Cheshire 46 South ridge Dr., Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 671-3564 FORT DETROIT GWP CLUB Barbara Hein 3838 Davison Lake Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462 (810) 627-3566

Secretary: Karen Nelsen 25821 Lucille Ave., Lomita, CA 90717 (310) 530-3264 Treasurer: Linda Michaelis PO Box127, Monticello, MN 55362 (612) 878-1685 Eastern Director: Mal Decker 1951 Hoffmansville Rd., Fredrick, PA 19435 (610) 754-0072 Mid West Director: Elizabeth Dixon N7815 County Rd N Spring Valley, WI 5476 (715) 778-4675 Western Director: Rocky Gilleard, PO Box 94, Warm Springs, MT 59756 (406) 693-2381 Membership Chairperson: Rhonda Amucdson W8751 340th Ave, Hager City, WI54014 (715) 792-2913 WebMaster:

Sheri

Graner,

5521 Carlsbad

Ct, Albuquerque,

MN 87120

(505)

890-1148

manatee@RT66.com

GWP CLUB OF NORTH OHIO Jean Renner Rt 7 Box 332, Georgetown, SC 29440 (803) 546-3495 TWIN CITIES GWP CLUB Liz Dixon N7815 County Rd.. N, Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675

GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER CLUB OF AMERICA

GWP CLUB OF ILLINOIS Sandra Haesel 425 N. School St., Braidwood, IL 60408 (815) 458-0116 GWP CLUB OF WISCONSIN Sue Clemons 1031 Amy Belle Road, Germantown, WI 53022 (414) 628-3452 GWP OF EASTERN NEBRASKA Derek Jackson 5110 So. 163rd St., Omaha, NE 68135 (402) 896-2655 GWP OF CENTRAL IOWA Dennis Brown 2412 Athlone Court- RR2, Ames, IA 50010 (515) 233-2710 CROSS TIMBERS GWP Kandy Scaramuzzo 4714 Lester Drive, RR#7, Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 429-8469 GWP OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Sharon Jahn 1360 Estates Dr., Dixon, CA 95620 (916) 678-2289 GWPC OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Suz Rawn 631 Baylor St., Pacific Palisades, Ca 90272 (310) 454-0405 GWP OF UTAH Lynda Craig 9166 S Soiena Way, Sandy, UT 84093 (801) 943-9814 OREGON GWP CLUB Mary Hanson 17941 SW Sandra Lane, Aloha, OR 97006 (503) 848-6845 SEATTLE-TACOMA GWP Laura Reeves 13216 Key Penisula Hwy, Gig Harbor, WA 98329 (206) 857-5272

CODE OF ETHICS The members of the GWPCA are devoted to the c improvement of the German Wirehaired Pointer~ T practices and care, and seeks to promote good RECORDS: GWPCA members will maintain complete and ace BREEDING: GWPCA members will evaluate any do criteria set forth by the breed standard. Only those dogs free of recognized genetic defect Breeders will be selective with respect to the ph temperament, and natural hunting ability of the CARE AND TRANSFER OF DOGS: No puppies or adult dogs shall be bred, sold or consi enterprises. Proper care shall be provided for bitch and puppies. Puppies shall be kept until seven weeks of age. All prb~ screened to assure that puppies have a safe, loving an An honest evaluation of the quality of the puppy will. b Purchasers are to be encourage to spay or neuter all' breeding. New owners will receive the following documentation:-: 1. Written sales contract or co-ownership a ...2; Copy of the AKC registration .3:Kfeeding instructions ...'<4T .Medical records !:Three-generation pedigree i)tTraining recommendations ...... opy of this Code of Ethics

y)pers are prepared to assist puppy buyer~Wh~pqu~~tions or problems arise ~}()fthedog. New owners are encouragedt9become involved in GWPCA te"gibnal GWP Clubs, dog training, and/or dog' performance events. SHIP:

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members shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect selves, their dogs, and the sport of dogs, regardless of location or

LOCAL BARKS By Karen Nelsen

This is the last Local Barks column I will be editing ...no, that doesn't mean that this part of the Wire-News will be ending .... it only means that there is a new editor for this area. Just as I took over from Barb Hein when her plate was full, there has been a need for someone else to help "clear my plate". The new Editor of the "Local Barks" is Laura Reeves. Laura has spent several years as a newspaper reporter, a couple more in corporate marketing, and, most recently as a private marketinglPR consultant and free lance writer. She is also Editor of the Sea-Tac GWP Club newsletter. In between doing all this, she is a dog show handler (she serves as a liaison to the Judges Education Committee) and she participates in Hunting Tests, ~AVHDA (she's also helping with the Versatility Committee) and Obedience. She is a breeder as well (Scotia Kennels). So, all you newsletter editors out there in Wirehair-land, please add Laura to your mailing list. Send her your newsletters ...others may contact her by phone or e-mail (she's really good about getting back to you). Her address is: 13216 Key Peninsula Hwy North - Gig Harbor, WA 98329. The telephone number is: (253) 8575272. And her e-mail address is: clyde@halcyon.com A few of the local clubs have new newsletter editors, new officers, and new brags. So let's catch up on the past several months .....

GWP CLUB OF ILLINOIS The Inquisitive Wire Alexis Washa, Editor e-mail: BrianWas@aol.com

Alexis is the new editor of the club's newslerIer. which has a new look. She began the lat- is..'''ue \l.ith a new feature ...."Dog Profile" in a members fuzz face is featured each time. To kick it off. she profiled ber and husband Brian's :\ias-.er Hunter. Maestro Justa Allegro, :\ml2SC~ 23d wId how they got into Wires. ;eeder may not have felt they _ of a G\\ 1>... look who's ...Tascha is :\1aestro Kennels'

mmg year are:

Pre:s:iCer::- Bob Aa.rd~

\ice-Presidem

- Brian

i;asha: Secretary - Par Dunlea\)': Treasurer - AI Brady; and BOD - Guy Rezardi, Ray Scaccia and Genevieve Capstaff.

Upcoming on the social agenda are the Annual Awards Banquet, a Fun Field Trial and a Quail Shoot.

TWIN CITIES GWP CLUB Quarterly News Wire Ellen Manns, Editor e-mail: ellen_manns@malt-o-meal.com

Another new editor and another new look to their newsletter.. ..chock full of good news. New officers for the year are: President - Tari Nestrud; Vice-President - Rhonda Amundson; Secretary - Liz Barrett-Dixon; Treasurer - Sue Mueller.(Do you think that Liz will ever be known just as "Liz Dixon"?) Get well wishes to Sue Mueller ...she has had correcti ve surgery for a detached retina and we've heard the eye is healing well. ...we all wish her well. The double-edged sword has taken a swing at Kim Harris and Charles Moreman .... on theupside these two were married at the Nationals (a first) and we wish them well...also on the upside ...their RUWYRD MVP Shortstop Ivan finished his bench title by going WD for a 5 point major at the Club's Specialty. The down-side of that sword got them when their recently finished Ch Maestro's Gretchen was killed while being chased by an errant Dalmatian. Tari Nestrud's ROD I won her first broke dog stake at a GordonSetter trial. She was first in OGD and third in OLGD. RYDER, owned and handled by Ellen Manns took a third in the Derby at the same trial. And MO, owned by the Dixon's, won two Derby stakes. In May and June, the Club is having a Field Trial and Hunting Test, respectively. And plans have begun for the Club hosting the 1999 Nationals!

OREGON GWP CLUB Ore'Gun

Wire News

. Mary Hanson, Editor e-mail: hansonm@teleport.com

The Club recently held elections at their January Annual Meeting. Taking over the helm at President is Gary Robinson, with the following giving a helping hand: Vice-President - Dan Larson; Secretary - Mary Hanson; Treasurer Lynn Calkins; and Board members Ray Calkins and Jim Graybill. Mel Lee is in charge of the upcomin",

Spring Classic and Mary Hanson handling their training and fun days. These events are in addition to their regular Hunting Test and Field Trial. Ann Duffin is chairing their first Specialty, which will be held in June under the sponsorship of the parent club. And they've even appointed a committee to look into the possibilities of hosting the new rnillenium nationals.

GWP CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Susan Kren Cutter, Editor e-mail: SKCutter@aol.com

The Club is considering making minor changes to its Constitution and By-Laws, bringing it up to date, and clearing up some archaic phrases ...Coming up is their Specialty to be held in April, with their Hunting Test to be held the week prior. Jimmie Peters' "deep fried turkey" was such a hit at their November Field Trial, that he'll be cookin' up another one at their late February trial. This is, of course, in addition to everything else that Jimmie can ...and does ...do! One versatile guy! Cindy Heiller's Ch Weidenhugel Gabby V Merlin, JH is continuing her winning ways ...right behind her daddy Ch Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico, MH, CD (Dallas) by going BaS at the Cow Palace in January. Dallas, by the way, took Breed from the Veteran's Class! And Lynn Sandor's Ch Wildwings Party Girl, JH has been taking some placements in field trials along with Jimmie Peters' (that guy again) Saddle Up Anja v Lutz. Theresa Bonini's Weidenhugel Highwayman, SH (Willi) earned his Master Hunter title.

FT DETROIT GWP CLUB The Barbed Wire Mark & Lori Sargent, Editors e-mail: wlddnr@voyager.net

These folks have some real huntin' machines ..... four brand new (count 'em ...four) Master Hunters ....Tim and Nicole Ryan's Ryan Von Hanker (Hank), Barb and Ed Tucker's Ch led's Spitze Geschutz,SH (Gun), and Lori and Mark Sargent's SGR Falcreek Silent Ambition (Hannah). And Bob Linn's Maestro's Miss M Ylillie). :\1illie and Hank were handled by that Dever-lO-be-retired Walter Furesz. After all, he has to keep Dolores styled up in the manner in SHE kenr him for all those years!!

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Not just a &rag;not just a stepping stone to a higher titCe; not just an adjunct to competitive scores; a titCe is a trivute to the dog that bears it; a way to honor the dog; an uCtimate memoriaL It wiCCremain, in the record and in the memory, for about as Congas anything in this worCd can remain. Few human wiCCdo as weCCor better in that regard. And though the dog himseCf doesn't know or care that his achievements have

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been noted, a titCe says many things in the worCd of humans, where such things count.

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"0 Second places and one Third. ovice career on April 19th

A titCe says dog was intdCigent, and adaptabCe, and that/our goo natured. It says that you COVedyour dog, that you Coved to spend time with him because he was a gOOddog; and that you beCievedin him enough to give him another chance when he faiCed, and that, in the end, your faith was justified.

rthem California GWPC Specialty e was High Scoring GWP in a Regular Class.

"':"'anks to Afterhours

Kennels,Nicky Riehl

.•.•... e Gavlan DTC for getting us started. hanks to our trainer Dorothy Mash.

Most of all, thank you "Annie" for the most challenging and fun year ever.

A titCe proves that your dog inspired you to that sredaC reCationship by sofew; that in a enjoyed worCd of disposa6Cecreatures, this dog with a titCe was greatCy Coved,and COVedgreatCy in return. And when that dear short Cife is over, the titCe remains a memoria[ of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deservinginfriend, one smaCCset voCumesofofinitiaCs praise after the name.. An obedience titre is nothing Cessthan Cove and respect, given and received and recorded permanentC y Author Unknown

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Breeders Walt & Christine Christi Schoesso

Don't know about Hank, but it took seemed to take Gun a long time ....The Tucker's have much to take satisfaction in because Gun

DELAWARE VALLEY GWPCLUB

was totally owner trained and handled. Hannah is the fourth generation Master Hunter in her pedigree ...going back to that great GWP, DC SGR Silent Running MH CD. And Barb Hein finished Rheindorf's

In-

genue, JH as a Companion Dog at the ripe old age of five that's Genie, not Barb ....Now it's on to Agility for Genie ...not Barb. And one of the "other" Barbs .... Skurya this time ....got a perfect score of 200 with Ch Ripsnorter's Crimson 'N Clover to go High In Trial at a UKC event. Terrie Brooks' ChSGR Whispering Winds, CDX, JH (Keelie) got a First Place in Open B with a score of 199 ....mercy .... what happened to that other point? Patty Diehl's Ch Thornwood's It Had to be You (Harry) took an Award of Merit at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. He also took the Breed at the Fort Detroit Specialty in November. ...(must have been a "tune-up" for Harry). Best Opposite at the Specialty went to Lori and Mark Sargent's Ch Schnellberg's In the Rough, JH (Taylor). Best of Winner's went to Lisa Clipse (along with husband Jason, and dad Jeff George) Ripsnorter's Makin a Statement...(and that he did ) The annual Awards Banquet will be held in March. New officers will be announced then too.

The Hot Wire

Versatile e-mail:

GWP CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Jan Fast, Editor marshrose@aol.com

The Club is putting a lot of the final touches on the upcoming Nationals. Most of the "grunt" work is done and the ducks are lining up ....Judy Cheshire is the Specialty Show Chair, while Bernee Brawn holds the seat for the Field Trial, and Mal Decker is Hunt Test Chairman. Regina Schwabe is in charge of the Agility match. Club members have been busy in the Field as well as the show ring., see the report on the spring trial in this issue. Judy Cheshire's and the late Jean Griggs' National Specialty Winner, Ch ADPC Suthrn Breeze, JH (Breeza), continues her winning ways with a Group Three, three Goup Ones and a Best in Show! Leslie and Jerry Clark's Ch Side By Side's Bee 0' Shadra has been one busy girL.finishing her Companion Dog title and her Junior Hunter Title. Jon Prescott's Schnaps got a perfect score of 204 in NAVHDA Utility and was awarded a Prize I. The club will hold a supported entry with Chester Valley KC in May and a Hunting Test a few weeks later.

Karen Nelsen, Editor e-mail: ruwyrd@pacbell.net

Club members have been trying to stay afloat by having their canoes and paddles at the ready, escape vehicles pointed downhill, and life vests for their woofies! Only kidding on part of this (I don't know about the others, but MY motorhome IS pointed downhill, just in case we need to swim for it...). The rain has been unrelenting ....49 storms since the season began, more than double the normal amount of rain with two more months to go .... Two more members GWP's have attained their Master Hunter titles: Marylou Linge's Weidenhugel Whistle v Jersey (Whistle) and Jack Underwood's Dutch Von Ostrriesland (Dutch). While Joan Payton's black/roan bitch Payton's Hot Cup 0' Java, JH, CD, CGC (Java) has earned her Companion Dog Excellent title. Java was High in Trial dog at the Nationals. Other club members have been busily showing and field trialing. The local hunting test scene has been pretty skimpy of late. Upcoming on the club events schedule are the annual Spring Field Trial, and the Hunting Test was rescheduled for April. The Club Specialty will be held at the tail end of May.

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NOMINATIONS FOR GWPCA OFFICERS .,

Dear GWPCA Member, The National Nominating Committee comprised of Rocky Gilleard, Chair, (406) 693-2381, Judy Cheshire, (516) 671-3564, Serena Dillingham (816) 747-2040, EllenManns (715) 426-9949 and Barb Tucker (517) 522-5048 are looking for input from the general membership of the GWPCA. The position of President, currently held by Bill Richardson will be available. Bill has served two terms and according to GWPCA By-Laws, that is all he can serve. The position of Treasurer, currently held by Linda Michaelis, is up for election. Linda has expressed a desire to retain this position. The position of Midwest Director, currently held by Liz Barrett-Dixon is also up for election. Liz has expressed a desire to retain this postion. Any or all nominees must come from an area other than the west. Following is Article V, Sections 3 and 4 of the GWPCA By-Laws which pertain to the nomination and election of Officers and Directors to the GWPCA: SECTION 3. The election of Officers. Directors (and Delegate to the American Kennel Club who may, but need not be, a Director of officer of the club) shall be conducted by ballot. Ballots to be valid must be cast by mail postmarked prior to November 15in each year. Ballots shall be counted by an independent professional firm as designated by the Board of Directors and the results announced not later than November 2S in each year. If any nominee-elect is unable to serve for any reason, such nominee-elect shall resign and the vacancy so created shall be filled by the new Board of Directors in the manner provided by Article IV, Section 3. SECTION 4. Nominations. No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has not been nominated in accordance with these ByLaws. a nominating Committee shall be chosen by the Board of Directors before July 1 in each year. The committee shall consist of five members in good standing, no more than one of which shall be a member of the current board of Directors. The Board shall name a chairman for the Committee. the Nominating Committee may conduct its business by mail. A. The Nominating Committee shall nominate from among the members of the Club in good standing who are residents ofthe United States of America, one candidate for each office and for the Delegate of The American Kennel Club and shall procure the acceptance of each nominee so chosen. A candidate for Regional Director must reside in the region he will represent. The committee shall then submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary before August I who shall mail the list to each member of the Club not later than August I S in each year so that additional nominations may be made by the members if they so desire. B. Additional nominations may be made by written petition addressed to the Secretary and received at his regular address not later than September 1S in each year, signed by fi ve members and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his willingness to be a candidate. C. If no valid additional nominations or received by the secretary on or before September IS, the Nomination Committee's slate shall be declared elected and no balloting will be required. D. If one or more valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary on or before September 1S, he shall, on or before October 1, mail to each member in good standing a ballot listing all of the nominees for each position in alphabetical order. so thatth~ balta! may remain secret, each shall be marked by the voter and sealed in a blank envelope which in turn is placed in a second envelope bearing the name of the voter. The inspectors of election shall check the returns against the list of members in good standing prior to removing the blank envelopes and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as the results of the voting. E. Nominations cannot be made at the annual meeting or in any manner other than as provided as above. F. No more than two officers shall be elected from the same region. Regional Directors shall be not considered offic~rs.

Each term is for a three year period. Put on your thinking caps and contact one of the Nominating Committee;if you or someone you know would be a good candidate for one of these positions. The By-Laws are published in the back of the 1996 GWPCA membership roster. If you have any questions or would like further information please contact one of the Nominating Committee members. Have a good spring and good luck in all your dog endeavors. Rocky Gilleard Nominating Committee Chair Western Region Director

Membership Director

Checking Summary 1/1/97 - 12/31/97

Income/Expense

Treasurer's Report 1997 Year End

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I would like to thank those of you that have paid your 1998 dues. Reminders will be mailed out on March 1st and members that are not current on April I st will be dropped from the roster. This year some changes have been made to accommodate our increasing membership. Rhonda Amundson has stepped in as Membership Chairman. She is maintaining the current membership roster and is responsible for the mailing labels used on the Wire News as well as dues reminders, thank you cards and a yearly roster. All dues payments should continue to be sent to me so I can update my records and forward the information to Rhonda. Her help in this area will allow me to devote more of my time to the financial reporting and analysis. The current cash on hand as of 12/31/97 is $12,847.31 with $566.50 of this dedicated to the rescue fund for this year. This represents an increase of $3228.29 for the year. The savings account balance is $12,771.78 and the checking account balance is $73.53. One are of improvement this year is the Wire new advertising income vs. expense. This year 53% of the cost of publishing and mailing the Wire News has been paid for through your advertising dollars. (Last years figure was 25%). PLEASE CONTINUE TO ADVERTISE!! Dues income also showed an increase from $7765 in 1996 to $8953 this year. Although much of this increase has been invested in order to acquire new members, it looks as though our own advertising is beginning to pay off. Finally, please remember to notify me of your address changes ASAP as bulk mailings do not forward and replacement issues are becoming scarce. Respectfully submitted Linda Michaelis

Savings Summary 1/1/97 - 12/31/97 Income Interest Income Total Income ltal lncome/Expenxe

Rhonda Amundson

370.81 12,400.97 12,771.78

Breeder's Direc Dues 1997 Dues 1998 Interest Income Licensed Club Merc Sales Nationals 996 Nationals 1997 Rescue Fund Show Futurity 1997 Show Futurity 1998 WireNews Advetising Yearbook Income 2500.00 Ads Sales 991.00 Total Yearbook Income Total income Expenses Account Service Advertising Exp Club Brochures Club Computer Insurance Judges Info Membership Chmn Mem Misc Phone Postage Total Mem Chamn Merch Postage Postage Misc Rescue Returned checks Secretary Exp Internet Phone Postage Misc Total Treasurer Trophies MHTrophy specialties yearly national Total trophies wire News 1st class post Bulk Postage MixcCost Printing typesetting Total Wire News Yearbook Post Yearly Renewals Card Printing Dues Printing total Yearly Renals Total Expenses

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First of all, I will tell those of you that I have never met, a little about myself. I have had wires since 1990. I got roped into this whole game in 1989 when I wrangled horses at the GWPCA National Events in Albert Lea, MN (my hometown). And did I ever say Thanks Liz and Shannon? My husband, Brian, and I own 4 GWP's and have finally agreed on Brillow Kennels for "our name". Ansel, our oldest, is 8 years old and needs retrieving points to finish his FC/AFC. He has his bench title. Ansel and Willy have both passed their water tests. Wilily is 3 years old and has a major in the conformation ring and a leg towards his Senior Hunter title. Dash is I 1/2 years old and has proven to be a handful. She has field trial placements in puppy and derby stakes. Ally is 10 months old and an offspring of Ansel. She is so much like "Daddy" it's scary!! Her show debut was January 9, 1998, at the Twin Cities German Wirehaired Pointer Club Specialty. She went Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes! She has done a fair amount of pheasant hunting, pointing and retrieving and shows promise. I am writing a little "article" for the WIRE NEWS today to help you all understand what I do. My first and foremost responsibility is to respond to the dozens of inquiries each month that arrive at my house. I also have several forwarded to me from both Karen Nelsen, GWPCA Secretary and Linda Michaelis, GWPCA Treasurer. If anyone else should receive inquiries that they feel should be forwarded to me, my address is: W8751-340th Ave., Hager City, WI 54014. My phone number is (715) 792-2913. Please forward inquiries in a timely manner so that I don't have to try to explain to those asking for the information that their letter was forwarded to ...and then to ..... and that is why it took me six months to respond. People deserve a prompt response.

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

words from your Membership Information Chairperson. My name is Rhonda Amundson, (some of you may remember me as Rhonda Haukoos) and I am the person that spends endless hours fighting with my computer to get information to people interested in the GWPCA and finding out more about German Wirehaired Pointers.

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What kind of inquiries do I receive? Well, most are pretty simple and consist of getting the reed booklet , a complimentary copy of the lRE l\bWS and a membership application mailed out. I try to personalize each letter although I do use a form letter on occasion. Many

of the requests are for "any information that will help me research the breed ..." or "there is so little available out there .." in which case I recommend the books; The German Pointer (Shorthaired and Wirehaired) by Anna Katherine Nicholas ( this book is out of print but is still available in some libraries), The German Wirehaired Pointer Today by GWPCA member, Sharon Pinkerton, and Hunter-Pointer-Retriever; The Continental Gundog, Edited by Tony Jackson. I also recommend The Pointing Dog Journal (PDJ) as a periodical. To get a subscription you can call customer service at 1-800-333-7646. Mr. Chuck Johnson, who writes for PDJ, owns wirehairs and has a catalog book business called, Wilderness Adventures in which a person can find several reference books for both breed comparison and training. You can call for a catalog at 1-800925-3339. If any members have any other favorite reading material that I should be recommending, by all means, drop me a line!!! Occasionally, I receive letters from children who are doing projects/reports for school and I have gotten one from an author who is doing a book on purebred dogs. I've even heard from people that have owned wires for decades and never knew that we existed!! Our ads were well worth the money, I believe.

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At the meeting held with the 97 Nationals, the BOD had decided to change the requirements for the National Championship and the National Amateur Championship. Upon further consideration, and with input from the membership it has been decided that this change may have been in haste. The Field Advisory Committee shall be asked to look at the requirements and offer suggestions for any future changes. Therefore, the entry requirements for the 1998 GWPCA National Championships shaH remain as: Open to all GWP's six months and over who have received a first placement in an Open or Amateur Walking Derby stake or first place in the GWPCA Futurity or has placed first, second, third or fourth in any Open or Amateur Gun Dog or All- Age stake at a recognized AKC liscensed or member field trial.

Please take a moment and check the list for acuracy. If you have any questions concerning a nominated bitch please contact Dr. Aloysia Hard, Show Futurity Chairman (360) 697-7157 SGR HEARSAy

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Maintaining the membership roster has also been a task that has been handed down to me. I have learned a fair amount about computers and, although I am often frustrated, I have learned to appreciate it, too. I am already preparing myself for the headache of putting together a Membership Directory .... .! am requesting help from you, the members. I would like to include E-mail addresses in the directory. If you have not sent yours to me and would like it to be included, send me a quick letter or post card. I am hoping that this month I will get on the Internet, too. (But then I've been meaning to sign up for the last two months!!)

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1998 NAVHDA INVITATIONAL One idea that I could use some input on ....! would like to do a "New Member Statistics" type of thing for future newsletters-what do you think? It would just be a way of "introducing" the people who join. Maybe you would find someone new in your area with common interests and goals for their dogs that you could help or find a new training buddy! ! Enjoy this issue of the WIRE NEWS and thank you for your time!!

On September 2-7 1998, the Minnesota Chapter of NAVHDA will sponsor the 1998 NA VHDA Invitational which will be run in the Twin Cities area. This is a "by invitation only" event that is held once every two years. The invited dogs must have performed to a high level of competence in the NAVHDA Utility test, demonstrating the full range of a true versatile hunting dog. Many of the versatile breeds will be represented during the five day event.

There are 126 dogs qualified from all over the US and Canada. During this event, the dogs will be judges according to set standards developed by NAVHDA over the past thirty years The events include water work, blind retrieves and field brace work. In the field pointing, backing and retrieving will be required. For more information, contact Ned Sorley, Minnesota Chapter at (800) 328-6122

THE GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER STANDARD APPROVED JULY 9,1985

REFORMATTED MAY 14,1989

GENERAL APPEARANCE: The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and sturdily built, the breed's most distinguishing characteristics are its weatherresistant, wire-like coat and its facial furnishings. Typically pointer in character and style, the German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent, energetic and determined hunter. SIZE, PROPORTION, SUBSTANCE: The height of males should be from 24-26 inches at the withers. Bitches are smaller but not under 22 inches. To insure the working quality of the breed is maintained, dogs that are either over or under the specified height must be severly penalized. The body is a little longer than it is high, as ten is to nine. 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. HEAD: The head is moderately long. Eyes are brown, medium in size, oval in contour, bright and clear and overhung with medium length eyebrows. Yel'ow eyes are not desirable. The ears are rounded but not too broad and hang close to the head. The skull is broad and the occipital bone not too prominent. The stop is medium. The muzzle is fairly long with nasal bone straight, broad, and parallet 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. NEe K, TOP LI N E AND BOD Y: The neck is of medium length, slightly arched and devoid of dewlap. The entire back line showing a perceptible slope down from withers to croup. The skin throughout is notably tight to the body. The chest is deep and capacious with ribs well sprung. The tuck-up is apparent. The back is short, straight and strong. Loins are taut and slender. 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. FOREQUARTERS: The shoulders are well laid back. The forelegs are straight with elbows close. Leg bones are flat rather than round, and strong, but not so heavy or coarse as to militate against the dog's natural agility. Dewclaws are generally removed. Round in outline, the feet are webbed, high arched with toes close, pads thick and hard, and nails strong and quite heavy. HINDQUARTERS: The angulation of the hindquarters balances that of the forequarters. The thighs are strong and muscular. The hind legs are moderatly angulated at the stifle and hock, and, as viewed from behind, parallel to each other. Dewclaws are generally removed from the hind feet, as in front.

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From the Canine Times e-newsletter of us can relate to this?!?

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HOW TO ENJOY A TWO-DOG NIGHT -- in bed I will address myself mostly to the rules for sleeping with two dogs. #For the few who have already mastered this technique, I will later add a c*t, although I urge beginners to leave the c*t out. To achieve any sort of success, certain arbitrary conditions must be assumed. The first condition is that you must have a king-sized bed. There is no point in lying down in anything smaller. The second deals with the weight of the dog. While the size or the breed of dog is not important (people who sleep with dogs know that before the night is over everybody collects into a pile), the weight of the dogs may be important. Very thin dogs, for example, are lumpier. I have selected the two-dog minimum because, as we shall see, it is the only way to stay in bed at all. The key word here is LEVERAGE. Dogs spend the night pressed tightly against their human bedfellows, but no two dogs ever sleep on the same side. This is, in part, an expression of the "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" principle. It is also to create leverage. #Because the human being is always in the middle, held tightly in place by the dogs and by a blanket (which the dogs are sleeping on top of), restlessness and recurring cramps are difficult to handle. Here is the first important tip: When you first lie down, AND BEFORE THE DOGS SETTLE AGAINST EACH SIDE OF YOU, spread your legs three inches apart. Stiffen and hold out NO MATTER HOW GREATTHE PRESSURE! When the time comes to turn over, bring the legs together quickly under the now slightly slackened blanket and revolve BEFORE THE DOGS WAKE UP. As soon as you have assumed a new position, allow for those crucial three inches again; otherwise, you're a mummy for the rest of the night. NEVER SPREAD THE LEGS MORE THAN THREE INCHES! A dog's favorite place to sleep is in the

hollow created by legs too widely spread, and once settled, he and you are frozen into position until morning. #(There is a way out of this trap, but it is difficult to describe without slides). Dogs who prefer to sleep on their backs must be given space three times the height of the dog at the shoulder. Dogs who like pillows may be accommodated if you sleep on your side with the legs scissored so that each dog has an ankle for a chin rest. Above all, BEWARE OF CURLING! When the curl is reversed, both dogs are dislocated, resulting in low growls on both sides of you. ADDING

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When you are ready to add a c*t, position is all important. All c*ts= prefer to sleep in hollows, but NO C*T will sleep on the same side as a dog. (Remember, you have only two sides). You must therefore become a Triangle! Do this by assuming a horizontal diver's crouch, thereby creating not only three more-or-Iess exclusive sides but two hollows as well. With one dog at your front, and the other against your back, the c*t can curl into the hollow at the back of your bent knees, separated from both dogs. All will then sleep soundly. This entire technique still needs a lot of refinement. A method that deals with early morning scratching needs to be developed, and the problem of pretending to sleep while being closely scrutinized by various animals needs to be solved. Tracy Landauer

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TOP PRODUCERS Compiled by Gail Richardson The object of doing an in depth study on a subject is to see what patterns may be present. It would stand to reason that show dogs produce show dogs and the same would be true of field dogs. But which dogs, or lines, produce animals that are above average in both areas? Only by comparing the production records of members within the study may conclusions be drawn. There are around 1500 GWP's registered annually. Of that number the vast majority are personl gun dogs and companions. We are interested in those dogs that form the backbone of the breeding population. These dogs may not have been the #1 ranked show dog or field dog of their day, but you can bet they weren't accidents. Someone put time and thought into their performance record, conformation and pedigree. Over a period of years certain breeders are able to be recognized by their "type" dog. Even years after they have bred their last litter, their "type" continues to be a part of the pupulation. In the last twelve years we have had some outstanding sires and dams. Most are no longer with us, but they been instrumental in shaping the future. DC Cascade Rogue MH is the only dog in the last 12 years to appear in all three Top Producing Categories, Show, Field Trial and Hunt Test. There are other dogs of note that appear in more than one category Ch Schnellberg's Sydney CD MH DCfAFC Dunkees Justa Hole N One CD MH FCf AFC Cascade Steamer MH DC SGR Silent Running CD MH All of the dogs that have made the top producing Sire or Dam lists have contributed to the improvement of the GWP as a breed, and their genetic influence will shape generations to come.

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Order a charcoal sketch of your Wire by award winning artist Mary Beacon (18" x 24"; $75.00 includes S/H; portrait or full body - from your photo - photo returned undamaged. ) Juried exhibitor and award winner at "Art Show at the Dog Show" Wichita Kansas - 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 Juried exhibitor at 1997 "Horses in Motion" Art Show at the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

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A Happy Ending to a Sad Story By: Karen Nelsen His name is Bo. He's nine years old and was in the Idaho Humane Society Shelter. He was scheduled to be euthanized, but something about him, his personality perhaps, attracted the attention of one ofthe Shelter's employees, Deb. She personally saved him from the needle that would have ended his days. She saw something and knew he would be a wonderful family pet. But who was going to adopt a nine year old dog with an eye infection? The great thing is that she recognized him as a German Wirehaired Pointer, and not a mixed breed, as so often happens. Along with a shelter volunteer, Sheila Ames, they contacted the National Club. Bo's story was put on the Rescue site of our website. Sheila acted as contact person, checking out potential families, making

phone calls ...a match was made! He was adopted by a family in South Carolina. Here's what they e-mailed to Sheila after he arrived at his new home . "Bo is really a great dog. He enjoyed a little snack of dog food at the airport, which he ate right out of my hand. He stayed quietly in his box all the way from the airport (2 1/2 hour drive). At first he wanted to sit in the back seat but there was so much路 traffic I was afraid he might get upset if we had to stop short. He stays on our inside back porch during the night and doesn't whine or bark. In fact, he very quiet and we've only heard him bark twice when he was outside. He stays in the back yard in the afternoon. He has a dozen tennis balls to choose from and walks through the house with one in his mouth at all times. We're keeping up with his eye medicine. Right now he's stretched out on a couch in the living room watching me write this. I told him I was writing to you (I think he said to send his love). He's been eating well. We give him dry food in the morning and dry and canned mix at night. We'll watch that he doesn't get too much and adjust the amount down one we get a feel for how much he really needs. We have quite a few dogs in the

neighborhhod and he has had a good time reading the "messages" on our property. I think he's pretty happy. He wags his tail all the time. Thanks so much. He seems like the perfect dog for us! Ed and Peggy This from Sheila and Deb: " We had to ship Bo out over a weekend, as we just didn't have another place for him. If your club would help us with the shipping, we'd really apprecIate it. It was definitely worth the price we paid, however."

Deb and Sheila were repaid for the shipping charges out of our Rescue Fund. It was the least we could do to thank two non-Wirehair people who took a liking to one of ours. And what would we do without the generosity of Peggy and Ed, who took this loving animal into their hearts and home? A special debt of gratitude goes to Mal Decker and Christi Chism, who have been making use of the Rescue Link on the website. They have successfully placed several 'Wires. Please aremember to contact your Regional Director if you know of a Wire that needs rescuezng.

Keeping dogs at home By Norma Bennett Woolf [Dog Owner's Guide; Electronic Edition: ]

Owner ignorance populates shelters with abandoned dogs and cats Introduction Three years ago, the Humane Society of the US initiated a "voluntary breeding moratorium" to urge dog breeders to stop producing puppies until all dogs in shelters were adopted to new homes."Until there are none, adopt one," the slogan said. Thoughtful and caring dog breeders were put on the defensive, pet stores were vilified, and all commercial kennels were lumped together as "puppy mills" no matter how they provided for their animals. A new study that examined the reasons dogs - about two million each year - are surrendered to animal shelters has shed new light on the problem. The main reasons dogs are surrendered is that owners fail to obedience train or have unrealistic expectations of their pet; the dogs at highest risk of surrender are those acquired at low or no cost, especially those that do not visit a veterinarian regularly. Gary Patronek VMD, PhD, one of the principle investigators on the study, presented the results at the NAIA ~rebred Rescue Symposium last March. The work was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association on August I, and is corroborated in another study reported in the August 15 issue of the Journal.

Patronek and his Purdue University colleagues concluded that dog owners who pay more than $100 for a dog, take him to a veterinarian more than once a year, and participate in obedience classes are more likely to provide a long-term home for the animal. Veterinary care and obedience classes may reinforce the bonding of pet and owner, the researchers wrote " ... by allowing the owner to experience and appreciate the positive aspects of pet ownership such as companionship, affection, entertainment, and security without overreacting to or being distracted by disruptive or unwanted behavior." Their conclusions challenge the assertions of activists that breeders directly and indirectly produce an "overpopulation" of pets and provide testimony for early intervention through education, a solution that breeders, breed clubs, kennel clubs, and the American Kennel Club have promoted for years.

The numbers The research was done at the Humane Society of St. Joseph, Mishawaka, Indiana. The team compiled separate information for dogs and cats; they interviewed 380 people who surrendered their dogs for adoption and 905 owners who kept their animals. The control group was chosen

from a random sample of dog-owning St. Joseph County residents.

* Fifty-four percent of the dogs surrendered were six months to three years old and 15 percent were less than six months old. (The study included only acquired dogs, not surrendered litters.) * Fifty-one percent of dogs surrendered had been purchased for less than $100 from a breeder or private owner. Nearly nine percent from these private sources cost more than $100 ; 2.5 percent came from pet stores and 3.9 percent from litters produced in the home. * Nearly 20 percent of the surrendered dogs came from a shelter, andabout the same number were acquired as strays. * Nearly 41 percent of the surrendered dogs were obtained free from the previous owner. * Behavior problems occurring daily that contributed to surrender were: o o o o o o

* Dogs acquired between the ages of one and two years are at higher risk for abandonment than puppies, perhaps because they came to their new owners with established behavior problems. * Dogs that are adopted from a shelter are at relatively high risk of return, leading to the idea that behavior counseling programs at shelters should be evaluated to determine their effectiveness. * Dogs that spend most of their time separated from the family, either in crates or in the yard, are at greater risk. This discovery should warn obedience instructors, shelter staffs, and veterinarians who recommend he use of a crate that they must provide clear information on it proper use. * Dogs that visit the veterinarian more than once a year and those that attend obedience classes - the best places to get educationaal information on behavior - are more likely to remain in their original homes. Curiously, the discovery that increased veterinary visits can influence a dog's longevity in the home comes at a time when the trend is toward fewer visits, not more. Early rabies and parvovirus vaccination and sterilization can wrap up a puppy's regular visits by the age of four months - before owners get tired of chewing, barking, and other normal but exasperatin behaviors.

barking, 41 percent chewing24 percent hyperactivity, 45 percent housetraining accidents, 21 percent aggression to other pets, less than eight percent aggression to people, less than nine percent.

Conclusions * Purebred pets are at lower risk of surrender to shelters than mixed breeds, and dogs purchased for more than $100 ha ve the lowest risk factors of all. * Dogs less than two years old are at highest risk for abandonment especially if they are mixed breed, unneutered, live in a family with children, or require more care or attention than the owners expected when they obtained the animal.

"Such practices will compress preventive veterinary care for puppies into a shorter period and fewer visits, as has been reported in the United Kingdom, thus decreasing opportunities for client counseling by veterinarians during the period of greatest risk for relinquishment," the researchers concluded. "Although these results should not discourage prepubertal sterilization of dogs, they highlight the importance of maintaining and perhaps increasing the frequency of contact with clients during the dog's juvenile and early adult years." "Copyright 1998 by Canis Major Publications. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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4&5 (FT) FT DETROIT GWPC, HIGHLAND, MI Field Trials/Hunting Tests(717) 585-6304 ROSS VANDERBOS 11&12

(HT) GWP OF ILLINOIS, DES PLAINES, JOLIET, IL GENEVIEVE CAPSTAFF

JILL OTTO (510) 370-7266

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DEL VAL GWP SUPPORTED ENTRY, CHESTER VALLEY KC, JUDY CHESHIRE (516) 671-3564

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HT) GWP OF SOUTH CALIF, TEJON RANCH, LE BEC, CA HARVEY RAWN (310) 454-0405 (HT) FT DETROIT GWPC, GAYLE & BILL SCHMIDT (419) 822-5561

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GWP OF NORTHERN

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CA- CHIEF SOLANO KC

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Training

Try Just a Tap Jon Prescott

Getting my 3 * year old wire ready for her first UT test, I was somewhat dismayed this last spring when she decided she wasn't going to wait to be sent for the retrieve of the shot bird. I thought we had covered this n ground but had forgotten that my son and the neighborhood kids had spent the late winter getting their kicks watching Schnaps retrieve a Frisbee in the snow. I also had probably not been as consistent as possible during the last hunting season. Talking to an old friend, Don Smith, whose trained many a Wirehair over then past 30 years, he suggested I go back and repeat the steps of the retrieve training sequence starting at the training table, but this time incorporate a tap on the head with the "Fetch!!" command. I had remembered that Clyde Vetter, a well respected NAVHDA trainer had demonstrated this technique at a NAVHDA clinic and I decided to give it a try. Over several weeks in May, we retraced our steps, first on the training table, but every time I asked Schnaps to fetch, I gave her a light tap on the head. If she went without the tap or moved at all before being sent, I would "whoa" her, and then retrieve the object myself. I did this in all cases where she was being asked to retrieve any object and corrected her whether it was a dummy, a ball or a frozen bird. Before being sent for the duck search, I tapped her: before sending her through the decoys for a sight retrieve, I tapped her: before sending her for the retrieve of drag, I

tapped her. I even used it to release her out of her crate. The lesson being - if you don't feel me tap you, you don't go anywhere. Resist any tendency to release your dog without this tap. Use it consistently in every instance where you are releasing the dog or asking it to perform a chore away from you. Even if the dog is in thick cover and the bird is shot and down, fight your way to the dog and tap him with the "Fetch" command. The extra seconds he waits for you to arrive reinforces his steadiness. In addition, we repeated the stop to shot sequence as well as the stop to flush (thank goodness for homing pigeons! i). By June, she understood through the reinforcement of the stop to flush, shot, and the need for the tap that all thrown objects and shot birds would be retrieved only when I said so and that she must wait for the "tap". Hopefully, I now had a triple fail safe system in place, three events that would trigger steadiness on her part. The test went great!! She had six finds in 30 minutes and was perfectly steady. I even got a little cocky, strolling to her and tapping her lightly with a hushed "Fetch" command. All the birds came back to hand with Schnap's tail going a mile a minute. Thank you Don and Clyde. It works!! By the way, do a real thorough job on that stop to flush. If your dog has "big time desire", it may be the key to teaching your dog to honor. But, that's another subject. If anyone has questions or a particular problem, give a call (973379-3109) or e-mail meatclan.prescott@worldnet.att.net. Always happy to make suggestions or network you with others who may have better ones.

Usingthe Wind-by Mark Powell

The wind is a very important factor in your success in a field trial. Considering that the pointing breeds use airborne scents to find game, this should not be a surprise. How you handle your dog to take advantage of the wind (or in some cases, not let the wind be a disadvantage), can make the difference between a placement and a bust. Tio #1: Ride a brace before yours is up and scout the wind on the course. While the wind at the breakaway may be a consistent five mph breeze out of the north, due to the terrain on the course, it can swirling out of the south at 20 mph in the birdfield. The only way to find out how the wind is behaving all over the course is to ride it and check out the wind. Tio #2: When the course has the wind at its back, try to direct your dog to the front away from likely bird objectives. If you watch seasoned field trial dogs, they often race to the front when the wind is at their backs away from objectives, then work the objectives into the wind. There is a reason for this. Veteran field dogs know that they are at a disadvantage when the wind is at their backs. Most bumps and stop-to-flushes occur when the dog has the wind at it's back. If your dog works objectives with the wind at it's back, move it to the front as soon as possible. Tip #3: If your dog is working into the wind on a backcast, do not call it to the front until absolutely necessary. Hopefully, you will have good judges who can appreciate a dog that chooses to work into the wind. If not, you will have to forego the opportunities to find game when the wind is at your back. I have seen a lot of dogs in trials that were much smarter than the humans judging them. You have to be smart enough to determine what the judges are likely to think about a backcast into the wind. Tip #4: In the birdfield, work into the wind thoroughly, and race your dog to the downwind side of the birdfield. Spend as little time as possible working your dog with the wind. A zigzag pattern into the wind will cover more objectives to the dog's advantage. A quick return to the downwind end of the birdfield will maximize your dog's time working

into the wind and opportunities to find birds. Tip #5: Try to flush birds with the wind if you can.This may be tough to accomplish, especially if your dog is directly downwind of the bird (do not flush the bird into your dog, ever). But birds usually want to get out of trouble the fastest way possible, which will be with the wind. By having the bird get out of sight faster, you will also minimize the pressure on your dog. This will make a tougher shot for the gunners if you are in a retrieving trial, but a bird flushed into the wind will likely turn and go with it anyway. Tio #6: If the wind is very strong, keep your dog to the front unless there are objectives in lees. A "lee" is a sheltered area from the wind, such as the downwind side of a hill or treeline. When the wind is howling, the scent will likely be scattered, diffuse, and transient, making the situation perfect for stop-to-flushes and bumps. Only objectives in wind protected areas are likely to produce good finds. The wind can be a great ally in field trials, or can cause a stake to go void of placements. How you handle with the wind can make all the difference. Have fun and good luck at your next trial!

Reprinted with pennission from the Pointing Breed Sports in the Field Internet World Wide Web pages (http://members.aol.com/attwater/ pbsports), sponsored by Attwater Publishing. Attwater Publishing is the prou publisher of QUALIFYI A Guide to Successful Handling in AKC Pointing Breed Hunting Tests by Mark Powell, available for $21.90 including first class shipping and handling (Idaho orders must include 85¢ state sales tax), 1-800-513-3772.

Name That Bite.

occlusion is an even or level bite. When the upper and lower incisors do not overlap or even meet each other when the mouth is closed, the pet has an open bite.

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By Dr. fan Bellows, D. V.M., Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College, Diplomate American Board Veterinary Practitioners

Anterior crossbite occurs when the canine and premolar teeth on both sides of the mouth occlude normally, but one or more of the lower incisors are positioned in front of the upper incisors. Anterior crossbite is the most common malocclusion, is not considered genetic or hereditary, and is correctable. If there is an anterior crossbite, there must be a condition termed posterior crossbite. Posterior crossbite occurs when one or more of the premolar lower jaw teeth overlap the upper jaw teeth. This is a rare condition that occurs in the larger nosed dog breeds.

What is really meant by the words: Overbite, open bite, overjet, level bite, overshot, underbite, anterior crossbite, wry bite, retained deciduous teeth, base narrow canines? Breeders, show judges, veterinarians, and others who want to express specific dental conditions in dogs and cats need to use the proper terms. This article will review commonly used and misused words to describe tooth alignment.

Anatomy

A wry mouth or wry bite occurs when one side of the jaw grows longer than the other. It is considered hereditary and difficult to correct.

Dogs normally have twenty-eight deciduous (primary or baby) teeth that erupt during the first six months of life. Most breeds have forty-two adult teeth. Cats have twenty-six deciduous and thirty adult teeth. There are four types of teeth. Incisors are the smaller teeth located between the canines on the upper and lower jaws. They are used for grasping food and help keep the tongue within the mouth.

Base narrow canines occur when the lower canine teeth protrude inward and can damage the upper palate. Often this condition is due to retained baby teeth and can usually be corrected through inclined planes used to push the teeth into normal occlusion.

Canines (also called cuspids or fang teeth) are located on the sides of the incisors and used to grasp food.

Dr. fan Bellows is one of the thirty veterinary dental specialists in the country recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. His office, All Pets Dental Clinic, is located at 9111 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida. (954) 432-11 11. Reformattedfrom the original on Netvet ..Reprinted with permission

Premolars (bicuspids) are for shearing or cutting food and are located behind the canines. The molars are the last teeth in the mouth. They are used for grinding nourishment for entry into the esophagus.

Missing or Extra Teeth Dogs and cats are frequently born without the proper number of eeth. Extra (supernumerary) teeth can cause periodontal disease from o\'ercrowding. The American Kennel Club sets the standards concerning minimum number of teeth for each breed of dog that can be shown. Dental x-rays can be safely taken as early as ten weeks of age to evalu~e if the correct number of adult teeth will emerge. This is recommended as a part of the prepurchase examination in certain breeds. Csually missing teeth will not cause an eating problem.

Occlusion The way teeth align with each other is termed occlusion. Norlusion in most breeds consists of the upper (maxillary) incisors "...st o\'er!apping the lower (mandibular) incisors (scissor bite). The ~~ canine should be located equidistant between the last (lateral) od the upper canine tooth. Premolar tips of the lower jaw should =-_~ ;;erween the spaces of the upper jaw teeth. Flat faced breeds (Box~ S1:ih·Tw, and Lhasa Apso) normally do not have scissors bites.

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Did your dog finish any of the following titles in 1997? Dual Champion Field Champion Amateur Field Champion Junior Hunter Senior Hunter Master Hunter Champion Obedience Title

1997 Yearbook

Agility Title NAVHDA Title NSTRA Championship If so, then your dogs picture and pedigree should be included in the GWPCA Yearbook. These books are used by breeders and owners to check production records of sires and dams and are a valuable source of information for anyone who loves the German Wirehaired Pointer. Doesn't your dog deserve to becme part of GWPCA history? The Stud Dog and Brood Bitch Section will again be offered.

What to send: A good quality photo of your dog A 3 or 4 generation pedigree (MUST BE TYPED) Complete AKC registered name and number OFA #, CERF #, etc Titles completed (include the date the title was received) Dogs date of birth Owners name, address, and telephone # Breeders name Any information you wish included with your dogs Bio Make sure you include which section you wish your dog included in The format will be the same as the 96 book. Each dog will receive its own page which will include photo, pedigree and owners name and address. DEADLINE FOR THE 1997 YEARBOOK IS

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Dogs may be advertised in more than one section and will be charged at the two page rate for each additional placement of the same ad. Example; if you dog finished his bench Championship and his CD, you may place his picture in each section.

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TOP TEN FIELD 1997 FINAL STANDINGS compiled by Lynn SandorLynn_Sandor@email.msn.com

OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1. DC/AFC Schnellberg's Gretta MH 2. FC Flintlock's Addition 3. Flintlocks Ezekiel 4. SGR Dirty Laundry 5. FC/AFC/NAFC Flintlock's Hawk Eye 5. DC/NFC Jay-Mars Blake's Windczar SH 7. FC/AFC Sure Shot Cruise 8. Sure Shots Justa Miss Marker JH 9. Flintiocks Liesel Von Diesel 9. Ch Cadenberg Victor V Trey JH There were 109 placements by 41 dogs.

W & M Tait, NJ M Hemphill, WA J DeMoura, OR G & B Richardson, MI S Humphreys, ID J & J Collins, CA M Lee, OR P Ljungren, WA J Landis M Revell, Ca

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W & M Tait, NJ J & K Yates, MI S Humphreys, ID P Ljungren, WA R & L Calkins, OR E Fowls, GA G Rezzardi, IL K Nelsen, CA J Landis P Ljungren, WA J Tucker, MI

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We had some interest in publishing a final combined Top Ten for the Gun Dogs. While there will not be a seperate award given, for those interested, here it is.

COMBINED (OPEN & AMATEUR) GUN DOGS 1. DC/AFC Schnellberg's Gretta MH 2. FC Flintlock's Addition 3. FC/AFC /NAFC Flintiock's Hawk Eye 4. Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker JH 5. FC/AFC JimKath's Allure 6. Flintlocks Ezekiel 7. Flintlocks Liesel Von Diesel 8. FC/AFC Sure shot Cruise 8. SGR Dirty Laundry 10. DC/NFC Jay-Mars Blake's Windczar 10. Ch SGR Witch Hunt MH

Tait, NJ Memphill, WA Humphries,lD Ljungren, WA Yates,MI DeMoura, OR J Landis Lee, OR Richardson, MI Collins, CA Nelsen, CA

421 218 165 178 86 140 145 122 112 85 79

Fine and Dandy Von Duffin (B) SN32842305 (11/22/97) by Ch. Sure Shot's Rockland Boss x Ch. Cascade Cate Von Duffin MH; Breeder: Ann & Terry Duffin; Owner: Sheri Graner Ray & Timothy Ray Schnellberg's Shooting High (D) SN37690903 (11/2/97) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Schnellberg's Rayle Bird CD; Breeder: Norman Stahl & Susan Owen; Owner: Susan Owen SGR Broken Silence (B) SN27646201 (11/22/97) by DC SGR Silent Running CD MH x SGR Jed's Wench; Breeder: Bill & Gail Richardson; Owner: Richard Uhnavy & Richard Uhnavy, Jr. & Patricia Uhnavy

AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1. DC/AFC Schnellberg's Gretta MH 2. FC/AFC JimKath's Allure 3. FC/AFC/NAFC Flinklock's Hawk Eye 4. Sure Shots Justa Miss Marker JH 4. DC/AFC/NFC/NAFC Cascade Ike MH 6. Wilsons Wildwire JH 7. FC/ AFC Navaho Sidekick MH 8. CH SGR Witch Hunt MH 9. Flintlocks Liesel Von Diesel 10. FC/AFCSureShotsCascadeMissTiqueSH 10. Ch Jed's Silent Polar Express There were 82 placements by 32 dogs.

Junior Hunter

275 96 83 70 67 65 59 57 57 50 50

by NFC Ch. Side By Side's Bee O'Shadra CD (B) SN36046502 (11/22/97) NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x KTV Mein Schatz; Breeder: Jonathan & Margaret Prescott; Owner: Jerry & Leslie Clark Ch. Weidenhugel Garbo V Merlin (B) SN36046502 (11/9/97) by Ch. Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x Ch. Weidenbach Ulla V RapJH; Breeder: Cynthia Heiller; Owner: Cynthia Heiller & Antonia Bravo Ch. Weidenhugel Jersey V Nico (D) SF530936 (11/23/97) by Nico V D Bemmeraue x Ch. Weidenhugel Yena V Quincy; Breeder: Mildred Revell; Owner: Patricia Roberts Afterhours Uhnavys Artemis (B) SN10408106 (12/7/97) by Ch. Shurcan Baron of Afterhours x Afterhours Foxy Roxy; Breeder: Walter Whitmore; Owner: Richard Uhnavy, Jr. Ch. Jay-Mar's Irish Blarneystone (D) SN28299905 (11/30/97) by Haag's Director TD SH x Ch. Jaymar Wiesen's Rite on Target SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & M. Jay Collins; Owner: Raymond Burk & Claudia Burk Larkspur's Caramel at Heywire (B) SN41060603 (11/30/97)by Ch. Ripsnorter's It's Showtime x Ch. Larkspur Classic Serenade; Breeder: Gina McCain; Owner: Stacie Dec & Audrey Meinke Three Devils Redleg (D) SN36023305 (11/30/97) by Sagepoint's BoogettyMan x Three Devils Mile Hi Cascade; Breeder: Jeff Funke; Owner: Kent Forbush MASTER HUNTER Hellbender's Jesse James CD SH (D) SN18347509 (11/23/97)by Hellbender's Bum's Rush x Hellbender's Desert Storm JH; Breeder: Mary Spiess; Owner: Dennis Dec Ch. Schnell berg's Ruff Wire Zoe SH (B) SN15148905 (11/22/97) by Ch. Jamars Back in Time x Ch. Jaymar Wiesen's Rite On Target SH; Breeder: Lisa Jaffe & Nickol Vampotic; Owner: Susan Owen Weidenhugel Whistle V Jersey SH (B) SN09681303 (11/30/97) by Ch. Weidenhugel Jersey V Nico JH x Ch. Weidenhugel Rue V Gemstone JH; Breeder. Patricia Roberts & Mildred Revell; Owner: Wallace & Mary Lou Linge .~~ A reminder to all who finished a Master Hunter title on their dog in 1997. Remember to get a photo of your dog in to Gail Richardson ASAP so you can receive your painting.

Congratulations to our new Field Champions FIELD CHAMPION NFC Ch. Jay-Mars Blake's Windczar SH (D) SN03465806 (9/30/97) by Haag's Director TO John & M. Jay Collins AMATEUR

x Rawhide's Flake; Breeder: M. Jay Collins; Owner: M.

FIELD CHAMPION

NAFC FC Flintlock's Hawk Eye (D) SN06864702 (9/30/97) by Flintlock's Strange Brew x Owner: Randy & Robert Humphrey FC Navaho Sidekick MH (B) SN114533301 2-97 (11-7-97) by Ch Navaho Trail Blaz.erJH 1()"9 & Susan Martin Owner: Gy Rezzardi

Kane; Breeder: Phillip Lewis & Mary Lewis;

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TOP TEN SHOW

compiled by Jerry Clark

Congratulations to our New GWP Champions

1997 FINAL STANDINGS As reported in the AKC Awards for shows from Jan. 2-Dec. 15, 1997

Breed Competition1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

on the # of GWP's

(based

Ch. Ripsnorter's Thunderhart (D) Ch Adpg Suthrn Breeze JH (B) Ch Thornwood's It Had To Be You (D) Ch Larkspur's Storm Trooper (D) DC AFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH Ch Larkspur's Country Classic (B) Ch Neudorfs Strutting Sam (D) Ch Ripsnorters Fraulein Heidi (B)

373 361 268 127 126 123 121 100

9. Ch Afterhour's Heywire Obsession(B) 10. Ch Farmgates Sly Guy (D)

71 68

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Ch Ch Ch Ch Ch Ch

(Grouo Dlacements/Best Ripsnorter's Thunderhart (D) 10,824 ADPG Suthrn Breeze JH (B) 8284 Afterhour's Heywire Obsession (B) 4643 Thornwood's It Had To Be You (D) 3667 LarkSpur'S Country Classic 2786 Cassios Benjamin Jack (D) 1676

7. Ch Larkspur's Storm Trooper (D) 8. DC AFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH (D)

1423 670

9. Ch Ripsnorter's Fraulein Heidi (B) 10. Ch Neudorf's Strutting Sam (D)

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J &T Longo/L George-Clipse J Griggs/J Cheshire P & B Diehl DVM G McCain B Brawn/F Sakiey G McCain F Neuwirth L Jaffee/H George/L McMillan K & T Mosing P Moebius in Show comDetitionl L George-Clipse /J &T Longo J Griggs/J Cheshire K&T Mosing P & B Diehl DVM G McCain J Brewster G McCain B Brawn/F Sakiey L Jaffee/H George/L F Neuwirth.

McMillan

Congratulation to our breeds newest Best In Show winner Ch ADPG Suthrn Breeze JH owned by Jean Greiggs and Judy Cheshire. Also to Ch Ripsnorters Thunderhart for finishing 1997 as the #12 Sporting Dog in the country.

CHAMPION Blairsdales Joie De Vivre (B) SN32410901 (11/21/97) by Hellbenders Boy Wonder x Ch. Oakhyll's Charm O'Blairsdale CDX; Breeder: Janet Blair; Owner: Janet Blair & Jerry Clark & Leslie Clark Caramel's Blazing Star (D) SN34133202 (11/22/97) by Ch. Ripsnorter's Its Showtime x Ch. Caramel's 01' Devil Moon JH; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & Donald Meinke; Owner: IIse Biederman Follyhill Caramels Showstopper (D) SN41025901 (11/23/97) by Ch. Ripsnorter's Its Showtime x Ch. Caramel Sundae at Follyhill JH; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & Wendy McKay; Owner: Jane Carison & Audrey Meinke & Sarah Carlson Geronimo's

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Geronimo's Biskit Warette (B) SN41361607 (9/20/97) by Ch. Geronimo's Glory of Aspenrose x Ch. Geronimo's Showgirl; Breeder: Jo Ann Steffes & Vanna Curtin; Owner: Dixie Rae & Tawnya Brumbaugh Oakhyll Cali's Tabasco Kate (B) SN27118701 (11/23/97) by DC SGR Silent Running CD MH x Ch. Severn Run's A Nina of Oakhill CD; Breeder: Lawrence Huntington & James Thompson; Owner: James & Linda Thompson Scotian Private Reserve (D) SN40954401 (11/16/97) by Ch. Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x Ch. Ruff Cut Jet Set Autumn Moon JH; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Jane Bonaccorso; Owner: Laura Reeves & Kelly Harder

Thornwoods Whoops A Daisy (B) SN37421310 (11/16/97) by Ch. Thomwoods True Grit x Ch. Wyr'N Lady Luv On Golden Pt; Breeder: Patricia Diehl & Christine Whitmore & Jean Renner; Owner: Patricia Diehl Weigenhugel Living Proof (D) SN09681301 (11/22/97) by Ch. Weidenhugel Jersey V Nico JH x Ch. Weidenhugel Rue V Gemstone JH; Breeder: Patricia Roberts & Mildred Revell; Owner: Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Stubbs, Jr. & P.F. Roberts Blue Line Allin Olympus'

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Fairoaks-K-STzarr-Gitta (B) SN32570803 x Ch. Ripsnorter's Fraulein Heidi; Breeder:

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Mullica-Frauline

- S. Kelzner

2. Afterhours Lady Liberty CD - S. Nunes 3. Ch. Side By Side's Bee O'Shadra - J&L Clark 4. Cascade Harry - J. Dauth 5. Ch. Cagle's Larkspur Duchess - T&N Cagle 6. Doc's Wild Like the Wind - C. Milachek/D. Hensley 7. Ch. ADPG EZ Come EZ Go JH - K. Craggs 8. Rheindorf's Ingenue JH - B. Hein 9. Ch. Ripsnorter's P Willy Whiskers JH - K&D Conne 10. BI Briare Patch - J. Lambert

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Geronimos Taffeta Warette (B) SN19100806 (12/6/97) by Ch. Geronimo's Glory of Aspenrose x Ch. Topmost Windfall of Danters; Breeder: JoAnn Steffes & Vanna Curtin; Owner: JoAnn Steffes

DELANEY POINTS FIRST&FOREMOST Hellbender's Greatbalzafire (B) SN14050501 (12/13/97) by Birch's Make a Wish x 33 14 Hellbenders Desert Storm JH; Breeder: Mary Spies; Owner: Beverly Murray 21 26 9 12 Larkpur's Dakota by Chance (D) SN41060606 (12/12/97) by Ch. Ripsnorter's It's 12 5 Showtime x Ch. Larskspur Classic Serenade; Breeder: Gina McCain; Owner: 16 11 John Benoit & Gina McCain & Kristine Benoit 9 11

9 7

5 4

7 12

7 4

Rk's Shotgun

Ally (D) SN28314402

x Ch. Wright's Rootbeer Schnapps; Worley & Richard Worley

(11/30/97) Breeder:

by Ch. Geronimos Kathleen

Worley;

Thunder Warrior Owner:

Kathleen

QffH 1. Neekohaus' Spicy Thistle CDX SH - H. Madsen 2. Larkspur's Little Miss Ditto CD - D. Watson

48

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

20 15 15 12

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Ch. Schatten Waid Tag Spat Biene OA CD - B. Boes Ch. SGR Whispering Winds CDX JH - M. Brooks OtCh FoxHill's Mr. Badger UDX JH - S&J Shafer Afterhours Lady Liberty CD - S. Nunes Pay1on's Hot Cup 0' Java CD JH - A&J Pay10n Smokie Piette's Buckwheat CD JH - R&C Piette

9. Schnellberg's 10. Tennessee's

9 4

o o

Jake CDX JH - S. Owen Jack Daniels CDX - R&D Betten

25 12

7 23

17 6

7 9 15

8

UTILITY 1. OtCh FoxHill's Mr. Badger UDX JH - S&J Shafer 2. Ch. Jerelin's Stix N Brix CDX JH - J&W Reese 3. Heywire's

Song of the Sea CDX - B. Murray/J.

Cheshire

52 19 15

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW OBEDIENCE TITLED DOGS

55 7 4

COMPANION DOG Doc's Wild Like the Wind (D) SN21376910 (11/29/97) by Marsu's Huxstable Lee JH x Colorado Hb Louise; Breeder: HE Harding, Jr.; Owner: Cathy Milachek & Debra Hensley COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT Smokie Piette's Buckwheat CD JH (B) SN17054406 Westwind x Westwind & Carol Piette

Misty;

Breeder:

(12/12/97)

Dr. Richard Nelson;

by Overbaron's

Owner:

Richard Piette

GWPC of Illinois Hunt Test Sandy Hoesel

By: Sheila Herbert (this was submitted to the Quarterly News Wire of the Twin Cities Club)

We held our Hunt Test September 27 & 28th. We lucked out with beautiful weather, excellent judges and lots of help. Thanks to the following individuals for all their help before during and after the test- Hunt Test Committee: Bob Aardema, Ed Rygasiewicz, Par Ranker, Larry Ranker, Genevieve Capstaff, Glenn Kelly, Alexis and Brian Washa. Thanks to Brian Washa for serving as Captain of Guns coordinating gunners and making sure safety producers were followed. In addition to the people mentioned previously (who worked lessly all weekend) we had a lot of fine help from the following. Holmes, Gerry Benson, A Brady, Debi Rewerts, Pat Dunleavy, Dunleavy and Ray Scaccia. new members Angie & Steve Castro and Wells (who pitched right in line marshaling and scoring) ...

tireJohn John Julie

We also had excellent gunning and bird planting in the Master Senior field- Brian Washa, Guy Rezzardi, Denny Marano, Mark Provost, Mike Pickell, Tom Rayburn and Jim Savage (all crack shots- no complaints about gunning ..) The raffle was resurrected and we had some very generous donations - Seneca Hunt Club, Jeri & Guy Carnagey- GC Breeding, Hickory Grove Pheasant Hunt, Dog food, biscuits, grooming items, collars, leads and other miscellaneous items. Thanks to everybody who donated and participated. A number of club members had dogs entered in our test- Al Brady, Debi Rewerts, Steven Hass, Ray Scaccia and Denny Marano. The following people finished titles at our hunt test Master - Maestros Justa Allegra- Brian Washa Donner (my grey ghost) Sandy Hoessel; Senior - Maestro's Justa Snaz E TazSH- Julie Wells; Brinka- Pat Dunleavy ;Junior- Maestro's Justa Sweet Melody- Pat Ranker. Congratulation to all Once again, thanks so much to everybody who helped with this test. It takes a huge cooperative effort on the part of many talented individual to put on a test of this magnitude. We have to hand it to judges, mark reed, Bill Padovano and Jeff and Kathy Englesman for staying in the saddle all day long and judging all those dogs. Our net Test will be April 12

& 13th

at the East Grounds.

BACKWOODS KENNELS Bird Dogs Trained Field Trial/Hunt

Test Training & Handling

Summer Camp / North Dakota

Ranger (Ch Liebenwaid's Idle Curiosity) is the first German Wirehaired Pointer I have ever owned, though I have admired the breed for a long time. He was bought as a puppy by my son and came to join my houseful of Golden Retrievers at the age of six months after my son and daughter-in-law decided he was too much dog for a city duplex. I love this boy! Ranger (now two years old) is cheerful, willing to do anything I ask him, well-behaved in the house, and easy to train. He is very loving and would like to be a cuddly guy; unfortunately, he is all angles and bones and wet beard, and, even when his nails are as short as they can be, a friendly paw on your knee feels a lot like being caresssed by a garden rake - so cuddling is a little hazardous. When he was eight months old, a friend who teaches obedience suggested I bring him to the beginner class graduation and try the "Canine Good Citizen" test. That afternoon, I spent twenty minutes teaching Ranger "Sit", "Down", and "Stay"; that evening he easily passed the CGC test! Outside, I never tire of watching his speed, agility, and grace. He can outrun the Goldens without even trying. He can leap any obstacle in his path (including dogs), he can change direction, spin, and jump seemingly in the same motion. I have never had a dog who moves as beautifully or who makes me laugh as often as Ranger does. Inside, its another story. Ranger can't walk through a room without chairs tipping over, magazines flying off tables, and rugs lying in heaps in the corner - and not little bathmat-size rugs either - 8 x 10 Orientals! He always acts sort of puzzled by the disaster in his path; his face says "I didn't do that, did IT' One morning after breakfast, the dogs were waiting at the mud room door to go out. As I squeezed through the mob to open the door, Ranger stepped in a dog dish, flipping it over. The loud clang it made on the tile floor startled him; he leaped several feet up and about four feet sideways, landing squarely on top of two bags of cans and bottles waiting to be recycled. Cans, bottles, noise, and dogs filled the small space. Ranger had his usual expression - "Huh? What happened? Did I do that? Sorry ..." The Goldens just sood by the door with their usual expressions - sort of the canine version of rolling the eyes upward. Ranger recently spent several months in the east with Karen Friederichsen and Sam Mammano, finishing his conformation championship (with four majors) on June first in Michigan, at the Monroe Kennel Club Show. I am so glad to have him home again. We had started both obedience and agility work before he left and will now get back to it. He's a wonderrful boy, and I count myself lucky that he came to live with me.

Winter Camp / Texas

Don't forget the next issue will go to all AKC liscened judges. Educational articles will be most appreciated. Deadline May 1 st.

German Wirehaired Pups Due Middle of March

DC Flintlock's Medicine Man Flintlocks Stange Brew Flintlock's Belle v Rahnhaus

FC/AFC/NAFC Flintlocks Hawk Eye ofa good FC/AFC Cascade Steamer Flintlock's Razin' Kane Flintlock's Fandango

FC /AFC Cascade Steamer MH Sure Shot's Cascade Outlaw FC/AfC Halb's Miss Chief

Elkhorns Autumn of Cave Lake DC/AFC/NFC/NAFC Cascade Ike MH Elkhorn's Buffalo Nickel Elkhorn's Hi-Rollin SH

Breeder: Jeff Donohoe 24520 S. Hwy. 3, St. Maries, ID 83861 (208) 689-3260

GWPC Spring

Del-Val

Field Trial

Bernee Brawn

The impossible the first weekend

OpenPuppy 1. Brit 2.Brit 3. GSP

was accomplished

of March.

during

We all figured

our

field trial Secretary had simply gone off the deep end when we found out she had taken 169 entries for our trial. No Way! We will never get it done! Is she crazy? By Sunday ing down

afternoon

in homage

we were

to the worlds

nized field trial Secratary obeyed" Maureen Tait.

"She

Dennis

who

Kissinger

"stuff'

done,

Buck

and Adele

crisp.

work. Donna

Nationals.

selves proud,

proving

fuses

a backseat

comes

to take

who

side. Draper,

Our Dec

GWP' s for

The Wires

Puppy

that rewhen

that they are a force to be reckoned year we hold an Amateur Trialing

This year 9 young cording

to newcomers Wires

to our judges

were

it

Walking the

to the breed.

entered

many showed

Randy Berry

1998 Field Trial was an ambiWe had originally

have one horseback

handling

be open to all pointing

breeds

and ac-

great poten-

opened

both

sides

to all pointing

up with 117 entries

ended

of which

breeds.

we lost due to coming

the

event either with an entry or just to lend a hand. For once, they are too numerous individually, ated it.

to be mentioned

but us old timers certainly

appreci-

have their Master a lot of interest,

Hunter

title.

Although

Amateur Gun Dog (22 starters) 1. Bounty's Justa Peg leg Pete- F Sakiey/B Brawn 2. Ravenwood Sweet Adeline- P Peet 3. Fieldways Second Chance- J Frayne 4. Shilohs Stonewall V Kist- D Browning Amateur Limited Gun Dog (24 starters) 1. FC AFC Fieldways Nitro Flash- Frayne 2. DC AFC Schnell bergs Greta MH- Tait 3. Bounty's Justa Pegleg Pete- Sakiey/Brawn 4. Marjos Smokin Brandy- J Luisi

We only had six entries,

Open Derby (25 starters) 1. Mashas Southern Ice Slick- C Hibler 2. Damars Southern Comfort- A Moritz 3.. Deepauls Devil Jack- Pollock 'ternol- B Bruchey

both

horses,

the format

as it gave them something Hunter.

We

this stake to the Open and/or Amateur Gun Dog stakes as they were both walking, but that didn't happen.

Maybe

next time.

Wirehairs

didn't

away

with all the

but we were well represented

in the entry

and the placements.

walk

There

were 17 Wirehair

tries in the trial and 9 Wirehair Judge's Award of Merit. Jimmy

Peters

all day Saturday for lunch

slaved

to provide

en-

placements

or

guns and abilities

over hot boiling

and deep fried turkey

supplemented

Alberts, Theressa

Sharon Bonini.

oil

for dinner.

Ev-

by preparations

courses

from

and got handlers

in order between

and we

had dry cool weather all weekend. Jimmy donated the use of his new tent shelter, kept the food and people muddy, complish

two adequate

Dog course

out of the wind,

The grounds

but we worked

the two

and dogs to the line in a

fashion. The EI Nino rain took a breather

out of the rain.

Silke

Jahn, Cathy Rittenhouse and All this was done while the

ladies kept the conflicts

were

Peters which

on the horseback

Lance Johnson Stan Uhl.

to do the

on the horseback side were Jack

and an old time Wirehair Amy also came out to so-

and their son Jason

stopped

girlfriend to see dad on a horse. too sore Stan.

by with his

Hope your not

Open Puppy - 10 entries 1. Rockin Rollin Hank (gsp) - Shillereff (handler) 2. Pinchill Damascus Cady (p) - Shillereff (handler) 3. Herzog Von Tustin (gsp) - Prickett 4. RN's Spankin-by-Hankin (gsp) - Nelson (handler) Amateur Gun Dog - 15 entries 1. FC/AFC Wylie T Bone (gsp) - Ottenei 2. FC Roman's Runin V. Kasdorf (gsp) - Romanski 3. Rusty's Dixieland (gsp) - Nelson (handler) 4. CH SGR Witch Hunt MH (gwp) â&#x20AC;˘ K.Nelson Open Limited Gun Dog - 21 entries 1. Tian Lickity Split (p) - Shillereff (handler) 2. FC/AFC Annie's Classy Sassy (gsp) - Nelson (handler) 3. Radbach's Silver Bullet (gsp) - Hensley 4. Mowatt's Gauge Twelve (gsp) - Schillereff (handler) Amateur Walking Puppy - 8 entries 1. Roman's Dangeress Curves (gsp) - Romanski 2. Roman's Front Paige News (gsp) - Weber 3. Windabrae's Sugar and Spice II (gsp) - Ingerson 4. PPK's Duchess Wendy V Trekker (gsp) - Bujakowski Open Derby - 10 entries 1. Palermo's Gu T Girl (gsp) - Fernandez 2. Blazing Texas T Bone (gsp) - Baszak 3. Bogie Goy's Smokin August (gsp) - Brandon 4. Saddle Up Anja V. Lutz (gwp) - Peters Limited Hunting Dog - 6 entries 1. Eagelridge Beretta V. Rugerheim, MH (gsp) - Root 2. Weidenhugel Heighwayman, MH (gwp) - Bonini 3. OC/AFCCadenburg Magie V.Rogue, MH,COX-Alberts 4. DC/AFCMinado's Roman Adventure, MH(gsp) - Romanski

if not

courses.

Open All Age - 13 entries 1. FC Doc's Fancy (p) - Shillereff (handler) 2. FC/AFC Andy Brown (gsp) - Fernandez 3. FC Von Der Feld Rustler's Kim (gsp) - Pirak 4. Doc's Pride (p) - Shillereff (handler) Amateur Walking Derby - 9 entries 1. CJ's Mikey Von Beck (gsp) - Beck 2. Jay-Mars Kix Standing Ovation (gwp) - Kidder 3. Bogie Boy's Smokin August (gsp) - Brandon 4. Minado's Echo Oaks Von Greiwe (gsp) - Romanski Amateur Limited Gun Dog - 11 entries 1. FC Roman's Runin V. Kasdorf (gsp) - Romanski 2. Just Me Wanda Dee (gsp) - Draper 3. Leona (gsp) - Beck 4. Michaels Champagne Brew (gsp) - Baszak

still a bit

with what we had to ac-

had to be reversed

gunning

deep fried pheasant

erybody raved about both presentations. The lunch and dinner were coordinated and the birds were

Judges

where we had field trialers do-

on but

had hoped that we might get some cross over from

timely Open Gun Dog (30 starters) 1. Ch Ruffcuts Justa Southwind JH- B Brawn 2. TNT's Hot Rod Todd- B Koeber 3. 4.

we got

the other trials had an impact

this stake as well.

points, Open Limited Gun Dog (26 starters) 1. DC AFC Schnellbergs Greta MH- W& M Tait 2. TNT's Hot Rod Todd- B Koeber 3. Wildwings Prince of Style- J Basham 4. FC AFC The Shootist- G McDevitt

a non-regu-

lar stake which we called the "Limited Hunting Dog". The limitation was that all entrants had to

to do as a next step with their Master

dogs.

We some

into season.

For the first time we offered

ture competing

to all who came to support

breeds.

at the drawing,

tial. With luck these dogs will be seen in the fuwith the "broke"

to

would

and one walking

all enjoyed

Our thanks

planned

side which

As it turned out every breed except the Shorthair was having a trial the same weekend, so we

with.

stake open to Wires only to introduce

sport ofField

Spring Field Trial

side which would be open to only limited

did them-

to any other

their

enthusiast, cialize

Our Spring

to being great bird dogs. Our dogs either

Each

Northern Calif. GWPC

tious undertaking.

We even kept

with their dogs

honors on the walking side birdfields. Various horseback

sizzlin,

that this is a breed

if not always

-

were happy

We owe a great thanks to our gunners.

mar-

won or placed in every stake (except the Derby and there were no Wires entered) and made it known

with the courses, performances.

of the gallery

and entrants

Club members and non-Club members. Gary Bonini, Bob Rittenhouse and Ken Rader did the

Mal Decker,

young Stacy Dec busy needlepointing

up the hill as a member All in all, judges

"first bird on course"

Cali mer did the grocery

runs and lent a hand where needed. our upcoming

WOW!

be

Maureen

kept the burgers

the chili hot and the bacon Chris

running

Amateur Walking Puppy 1. Side by Sides Chatanuga Chao- Kissinger 2. Valhallas Mistletoe- M & L Decker 3. Jerelins Afternoon Delite- J&J Krepak 4. Jerelins Indecent Legacy- Krepak

Walt, Bill Koeber,

kept everything moving like clock "ladies of the kitchen" Lee Decker, and Barbara

Choo- C & B Kissinger

orga-

must

Dec, and Fran Sakiey

and just getting

4. Side By Sides Chatanuga

all bow-

most

spent long hours in the saddle bird planting, shalling

to climb. Many handlers used the judge's horse's tails to climb the hill, but Karen Nelson was seen

nated

With help from husband Leslie Clark,

All Age enough room to end their course. This resulted a one STEEEEEP hill for foot handlers

(11 starters)

The Open Gun to allow the Open

Open Gun Dog - 15 entries 1. FC/AFC Wylie T Bone (gsp) - Ottenei 2. JMA's Sweet Spot, JH (gsp) - Absmeier 3. Wildwings Party Girl (gwp) - Sandor 4. CH Cadenburg Victor V. Trey, JH (gwp) - Revell

Date Printed

GWPs OFA Certified

01/20/98

Hip test 10/01197 to 12/31/97 Dogs Name

Page # 1

OFA Number

Reg. No.

ALISON'S GREGARIOUS GUS BIBON'S WILD ROSEBUD DIONS OTTO BLASTER FLiNTOCK'S K S TZARR SCHWARTZ HERSHEY

GWP-1855F102M GWP-1850G33F GWP-1872G29M GWP-1871G25M-T GWP-1859E24F

HUB VOM DAKOTA JED'S BEWITCHED KAIZAN'S WIND 'N' FIRE KAIZANS CINNAMON TOAST L1EBEN-WAID'S ISODORA DUNCAN MISS CHESSIE VON OTTO NERVA VOM TREBORWOLF NORDIC'S MISS SUMMER SOLTICE OAKHYLL BLACK ICE'S CINDER OAKHYLL'S BLACK JEWEL OAKHYLL'S DUTCHMAN PIEMONTE GUIDE V CHISOLA SCHROEDER'S SUMMIT CODY SGR BROKEN SILENCE SGR VON DUFFIN WEIDENHUGEL DELLA V XERO WEIDENHUGEL EINER V PILOT WElDEN HUGEL ELIZA V PILOT WILSON'S GEORGIA PEACH

GWP-1852F39M GWP-1854G25F-T GWP-1865G29F-T GWP-1858G24F-T GWP-1867G33F-T GWP-1861G24F GWP-1864G25F-T GWP-1870G39F GWP-1857E26F GWP-1853G26F-T GWP-1856G25M GWP-1866G33M-T GWP-1873G52M GWP-1862G26F-T GWP-1860E24M-T GWP-1868E30F-T GWP-1863G25M-T GWP-1874G26F-T GWP-1869G24F

SF-562060 FN20500810 SN25760501 SN29057201 SN27591806 161261 SN27090503 SN25329905 SN28666401 SN22695811 SN27803404 SN29088705 SN19342602 SN27228605

Number

of Dogs

25

Courtesy

of Roberta

SN27228603 SN27118707 SN23364205 SN08569106 SN27646201 SN28032005 SN24756806 SN28587010 SN28587002 SN29796606

Owners

Name

Cheeb out the GWroA

JAMES R. BRATLEY JEFF CARLSON DION OLSON KOSTA SUNDA PATTI & JOHN IMPERO ROY W. THILLBERG ED & BARBARA TUCKER KEITH & CRIS NASH KRISTINA PURINS 'GARY & PAULA CAMPBELL KARLO & STEVE MCINTYRE OLLEKE RAPPE-DANIELS EVE ODEGARD ROSS L VANDERBOS

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EDWARD& BARBARA TUCKER ROSS L. VANDERBOS ALOYSIA F. HARD DONALD G. SCHROEDER,DVM R. & P.UHNAVY!R. UHNAVY,JR. GAIL & BILL RICHARDSON MILDRED REVELL MILDRED REVELL JILL OTTO/ MARY MYERS ROGERBUTTMAN!GREGDIXON

rA:

IWWW]WreoroM

o"d

Applegate

Cardiac test 01/01/97 to 12/31/97 OFA Number

Dogs Name

Elbow test

3

Courtesy

ond while

Owners Name

GWP-CA4/24F!C-T SN28666401 GWP-CA3!19F!C- T SN29088705 GWP-CA5/24M/P- T SN28032005

KAIZANS CINNAMON TOAST NERVA VOM TREBORWOLF SGR VON DUFFIN Number of Dogs

Reg. No.

KRISTINA PURINS OLLEKE RAPPE-DANIELS GAIL & BILL RICHARDSON

~ou ore

of Roberta Applegate

OlJOl197 to 12131197

Dogs Name

OFA Number

Reg. No.

AFTER HOURS PARTY DOLL JED'S BEWITCHED JIMKATH'S OKK TEMPTRESS JORALS CLASSIC L1L MISS JTR BARONESS FLEIGALSPIELEN KAIZANS CINNAMON TOAST LARK SPUR'S STORM TROOPER LARKSPURS GooDRUNOFBADLUCK NERVA VOM TREBORWOLF OAKHYLL'S BLACK JEWEL OUTWEST HANDSOM HANK PINECREEKS RIPSNORT N SECRET RIPSNORTER MAKIN' A STATEMENT RIPSNORTER'S HART IN MOTION RIPSNORTER'S U HAD TO B THERE RIPSNORTERS CRIMSON-N-cLOVER RIPSNORTERS HART SONG EXTRAS SCHNELLBERG'S IN THE ROUGH SCHNELLBERG'S SECOND ACT SGR BROKEN SILENCE SGR VON DUFFIN THORNWOODS REPETE PERFORMANCE THORNWOODS SUMKINDA WONDERFUL VON DUFFIN'S MAZARATTI WHYME

GWP-EL79-T GWP-EL74-T GWP-EL67-T GWP-EL61-T GWP-EL69 GWP-EL75-T GWP-EL66 GWP-EL68-T GWP-EL78-T GWP-EL73-T GWP-EL71 GWP-EL64 GWP-EL63 GWP-EL62-T GWP-EL60 GWP-EL72-T GWP-EL59 GWP-EL70-T GWP-EL65 GWP-EL77-T GWP-EL76-T GWP-EL56-T GWP-EL58-T GWP-EL57-T

N19754303 WALTER & CHRISTINE WHITMORE SN27090503 ED & BARBARA TUCKER SN23993003 KATHLEEN A.K. YATES, DVM SN09269209 STEVEN IDA! JOANNE GERHART SN16115501 JERRY ROBERTSON SN28666401 KRISTINA PURINS SN18925302 GINA MC CAIN SN26246508 SHANE & HEATHER BOX N29088705 OLLEKE RAPPE-DANIELS SN27228603 EDWARD & BARBARA TUCKER SN26026002 MARY LOU L1NGE SN23682901 CHARLOTTE EPLEY! KATHY PERRY SN22752701 JASON & LISA CLiPSE SN22420110 JASON & LISA CLiPSE SN22752705 JEFFREY C & HELEN GEORGE SN2275208 BARBARA SKURYA SN22420107 STEVEN IDA SN25298503 LORI & MARK SARGENT! SUSAN OWEN SN09625202 SUSAN OWEN SN27646201 R.&P. UHNAVY! R. UHNAVY, JR SN28032005 GAIL & BILL RICHARDSON SN19754303 PATRICIA A & BARRY A. DIEHL SN19754301 l>ATRICIAA& BARRY A DIEHL SN17928705 GAYE L BROCKETT

Number of Dogs

24

Courtesy

Owners Name

of Roberta Applegate

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PennHIP Detailed below is the distraction index (01) laxity profile for the German Wirehaired Pointer. PennHIP does not make specific breeding recommendations. Selection of sire and dam for mating is the decision of the breeder. As a minimum breeding criterion, we propose that breeding stock be selected from the population of dogs having hip laxity in the tightest half of the breed (less than the median DI). Higher selection pressuire (i.e. lower 01 of breeding stock) equates to more rapid expected genetic change per generation. In other words, mating tight hipped dogs to other tight hipped dogs will bring about the greatest expected change. By implementing selection based on hip laxity, our evidence indicates that the breed average DI over the years will move toward tighter hip configuration meaning lower susceptibility to hip dysplasia. The PennHIP database accounts for this response to selection pressure. Therefore, the average laxity and range of laxity for a particular breed will change over time. Number of Dogs

64

Minimum 01 (tightest)

0.22

Maximum 01 (Loosest)

0.77

Mean 01(Average)

0.44

Median 01 (Midpoint)

0.42

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GWPCA

NATIONAL

EVENTS

Host- Delaware Valley German Wirehaired Pointer Club Sumerduck, VA Schedule of Events *AII events

subject

October

to AKC approval.

An information brochure listing hotels, banquets, and other to all GWPCA members with the June/July Wire News.

23 Charlottesville Albermarle All Breed ShowWMA Sumerduck, V A &KC Warrenton, Fauquier CCKC Phelps WMA Phelps Del-Val GWP GWPCA Supported Field National Leesburg, Club Futurity Specialty, Specialty Entry V VA VA A Obedience Show Show Futurity Middleburg Trial

Charlottesville,

important

information

will be sent

Sumerduck,

VA

VA

& Sweepstakes

27

GWPCA Hunting

Test

GWPCA Puppy Classic & Water Agility 28

Test

Phelps WMA

Match

GWPCA National

Amateur

Championship

GWPCA Derby Classic GWPCA National All field events (other by the entry received.

than the Hunting

Test)

Championship will be run on a "to follow"

schedule.

Actual

dates

of each stake will be determined

Host Motel

Field Events

Hampton Inn, Warrenton, VA (540) 349-8900 Make sure to mention you are with the GWPCA. The Hampton is aprox. 40 minutes from the Middleburg show site and 20 minutes from the National show site. Alternative accomadations will be

The field events will begin on Sunday Oct 25 with the Field Futurity. All field events will be held at the Phelps Wildlife Management Area in Sumerduck, VA. Sumerduck is located off of Route 15/29 between Warrenton and

listed in the premium list. Hospitality will be offered Friday and Saturday evenings at the Hampton Inn compliments of the DVGWPC. Middlebura Kennel Club shows Superintendent MBF. Travel Arriving by Air. Dulles Intemational is approx 15 minutes from Leesburg. You can also fly into BWI (Baltimore), travel time roughly 1 hr. Rental cars should be readily available at both airports. All attempts should be made to schedule arrivals before 4 pm or after 7 pm to avoid tralic delays. RV's & Camoing Facmties Overnight camping is allowed with the Middleburg and Charlottesville shows,(no hookups) and on the grounds of the National Specialty.(electric & water) We are hoping to have seperate RV parking close to our rings. We are a1soworl<ing on finding RV rentals for anyone interested. More information on rental units will be included with the info. phamplet. SightsE*ina There is much to do and see in this part of Virginia. If you are a history buff,

Culpeper, VA. The grounds are rolling with hedgerows. There is a horse barn and a small clubhouse, limited electric and water for human and animal consumption. (Bring a long electric cord.) There will be adequate parking available. The host hotel, the Hampton Inn in Warrenton is approximately 20 minutes from Sumerduck. Other Hotels in the general area: Fauquier Motel (540) 347-9475 aprox. 15 min. from Sumerduck but cheap $35 night/$175 wk Days Inn North- Fredricksburg, VA (540) 373-5340 $32.95 night- aprox 20 min. from grounds

Not fancy,

~ Tennesee Walking Horses will be available for rent from Green Lawn Stables. A limited amount of horses will be available to rent by the brace, and will be rented on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to have a horse available to you for the entire day or for the entire trial, please contact them directly for prices and information. Handlers horses will be available, but are NOT included in the entry fee. - (717) 264-6476

Troohy Donations If you would like to sponsor a specific trophy for either the National Specialty or one of the Field events, please contact Judy Cheshire (show) or Bernee Brawn (field). You may also donate to the General Trophy Fund. All donators will be listed in the catalog and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

you will surrounded by battlefields, old southern mansions and of course, Washington DC. The fall leaves should be in their glory at this time and a trip down the Skyline Drive running through the Shenandoah National Park is worth the trip. Catalog Advertising Sept. 15 deadline. Start planning your ad nowl Raffle & Auction If anyone has a special, wonderful,

out of this worl item to donate to the raffle and auction please contact Judy Cheshire.

Can be doggie related or not..

Hospitality In order for the Nationals to truly reel like a national event, we are asking each of the regional clubs to host one night of hospitality. Not only does this help alleviate some of the burden from the host club, but it gives everyone the opportunity to be included in the fun. Please contact Barbara Kissinger (215) 752-9580 and let her know which night would be good for your club.


Wire~News 1998 April-May