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The Journal of the German Wirehaired

Pointer Club of America

August/September

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Can Show Dogs Hunt? Can Hunting Dogs Show?_ The answer is YES! And "Badger" proved it by capturing all the highest titles in only 4 years *Master Hunter - 17 months of age *Field Champion - 3 yrs of age *Proud Mom of 12 pups- 3 1/2 yrs of age *AFC (8 wks after whelping)3 1/2 yrs of age *Bench Champion - 4 yrs of age In 1996 & 97 Badger ranked in the TOP 10 Open & Amateur Gun Dogs. Owner trained and handled in the field and guided by Steve Crouch to her bench titile. Alii can say is thanks' My first hunting dog, my first Dual. She made me proud!

Owned and loved by Guy Rezzardi,Blu Sands Kennel (815) 467-4667

Bredy By Gary and Sue Martin

Hi Y'all! I'm practicin my southern drawl in anticipation of the Nationals, and hope all of you are practicin' too. Since I am a member of the host club I know how hard we have been working to make sure this is gonna be one of the biggest and best Wire Nationals yet! We have a lot of special things planned, including a Bar-B-Que dinner to follow the National Specialty, a doggie Halloween party, and of course the newest event to be included in our week of fuzzy fun- the Agility Match. Now that will be something you will all want to watch. I spoke with Regina Schwabe, brain child of this event, and it sounds like we will have a substantial entry. If you have never had the opportunity to watch an Agility trial, you just don't know what you are missing. The dogs love it, the handlers love it and the crowd goes crazy! It really is a lot of fun to watch. [ wish I had more time to get involved in the sport. The premium lists for ALL events should be in your hands shortly. (If you haven't' gotten them by now). A condensed form of the premiums for the Middleburg shows (Del Val Specialty and GWPCA Show Futurity) and Charlottesville (GWPCA Supported entry) is included with all of the rest of the stuff but if you want a complete premium, contact MBF (the Superintendent for these 3 shows) and they will send them to you. Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 7TH, this is the closing date for all of the events. Make sure you get everything in on time. If you do not receive the packet of premiums by September IS, contact Jim Rau Dog Shows, PO Box 6898, Reading, PA ]961 0 (610) 376-] 880.

Annual Meeting The GWPCA annual Meeting will be held with the Awards Banquet on Sunday night October 24th. If you have anything to be placed on the agenda, make sure you get it to Karen Nelsen (GWPCA Secretary) by September 23 (30 days prior to the meeting.)

Video Anyone? Is there anyone in the GWPCA that is a video bufP Now we're not talking about you couch potatoes that like to watch them, but someone who is good at taking them. The Del Val club has been beating the woods looking for a professional to tape the Nationals for us, but so far no luck. Seems we don't draw enough entries for anyone to want to do it. So, I figured, maybe there is one of us out there who would be willing to tape the show and make capies. If you have any interest in tackling this job please contact Jerry Clark at (609) 259-7579 (evenings).

Wire News There seems to be a bit of confusion about where to get copies of the Wire News. If you do not receive your copy of the Wire News, contact Rhonda Amundson at (715) 792-29] 3. All extra newsletters are sent to Rhonda and she can get a new one out to you. But, remember that since 90% of the newsletter aremailed3rdclassitcantakefrom3dayst03weeksforyourstoarrive.Wehavenocontroloverthismailtime.it.s all up to the Post Offices around the country. When they are busy, all 3rd class items are sent to the back of the line. You will notice this delay more in the summer months (vacations) and at the holidays (lots of mail). If you really hate waiting for your copy when everyone else seems to have theirs .... there is a way to solve it. Send Linda Michaelis a check for $10 and you will be placed on the 1st class mailing list. This will get your newsletter to you within one week of mailing. Mailing the newsletter 3rd class saves us a ton of money. To mail one copy Ist class it costs in the neighborhood of $1.30 or so, (depending on the # of pages) 3rd class costs .50 or so. So you see, it is a big savings. That's why it is so important for everyone to send their change of address BEFORE you move. If we have to remail the newsletter to your new address it costslll

Congrats are in order There were two 1st for local Wire clubs. The Oregon GWPC held their very first Specialty show this July and from all reports a good time was had by all. And the GWPC of Utah held their first field trial. Several out of towners traveled long distances to support the club both with entries and help. Maybe we will see the Nationa] events in one of these locations in the future. Well gang, that's it for now. Hope to see everyone in Virginia in October. Bernee

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Pedigrees & Information Jerry & Leslie Clark 157 Rt 526, Allentown, NJ 08501 (609) 259-7579

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LOCAL BARKS By Laura Reeves

This edition of the Local Barks is a bit skimpy, but I find that often happens to us dog people in the summer months. We're all busy with shows, hunt tests, field trials and basic fun in the sun during the "dog days" of summer. The best of luck to one and all in every pursuit your GWP enjoys.

Ft. Detroit GWP Club The Barbed Wire Mark & Lori Sargent, editors email: windswept@voyager.net Once again the Northern folks are leading the way with some exciting ideas. Their most recent newsletter advertises two separate fun gatherings for members. One is a "Triple Header" training session offering field work, conformation grooming and handling, obedience and even agility training tips. Just the next month, the club is offering a fun hunt test where members and area pointer fans can come run their dogs in practice braces on the regular hunt test grounds in the area. It gives folks a chance to learn all about hunt tests - planting birds, marshalling, gunning, even judging without the pressure inherent in a real testing situation. These folks, both the leaders of the club and its members, deserve a rousing round of applause. I've tried organizing these types of events. Suffice it to say, it's easier said than done. Go for it guys, and maybe you can share some of your tips on organization, building membership, etc. with the rest of us! In an earlier issue of the newsletter. the editors compiled a fascinating study comparing GWP title statistics with those of all other pointing breeds for last year. Interestingly enough, Wires ranked first in the percentage of dogs earning Master Hunter titles (11.1 %). Our breed was second in the percentage of dogs earning Senior Hunter titles (9.4%) and fourth in the percentage earning Amateur Field Champion titles (1.8%). A total of 171 titles were earned by GWPs in 1997. Of those titles, 45 percent were bench Championships, 1.2 percent were FCs and 21.6 percent were JHs. In addition, obedience titles (CD and CDX) accounted for 9.3 percent of the awards. while the Novice Agility title was earned by .1 percent of the dogs.

Twin Cities GWP Club Quarterly News Wire Ellen Manns, editor ellen_manns@malt-o-meal.com The big news what they are, 1999 National the club with event.

here is certainly the return of the Nationals. Sequels being we have high hopes for the GWP version of Rocky III!! The Specialty and National Championships will be hosted by the mostest ... and they're starting to plan now for the big

Ellen Manns reports that the club's Field Trial was a great success, with 114 dogs entered and running over the course of three days. The pig roast she describes seems like JUST the ticket for the banquet at the National. (No, I'm not kidding, sounds like way more fun than the standard rubber chicken event. .. ) No wonder Rocky Gilleard showed up all the way from Montana to judge two of the stakes! Liz Dixon and Tari Nestrud offer big thanks to all the club members who helped out with a busy hunt test. They managed to run 41 dogs each day, threw a big party and still were off the line by 7:05 a.m. on Sunday. Now that's dedication!

Delaware Valley GWP Club Versatile Jan Fast, editor email: marshrose@aol.com Club member Regina Schwabe, DVM had a couple contributions to this newsletter that are well-worth passing along to the rest of y' all. (Start practicing that drawl now and you'll be ready for Virginia by October.) The first note is about Recluse spider bites. "Brown recluse spider bites are among the nastiest wounds I have ever seen. They cause massive tissue death and sloughing wounds wherever the spider's toxin damages tissue. In the initial stages, the bite resembles an abscess or a snake bite except that it is very firm and not discolored in the initial stages. A few days after the bite, the tissue for inches around that area will discolor and slough. This recently happened to a horse, but can occur in dogs and people as welL" Lovely! So, Regina, is this a spider we should look for while we visit your state this fall? On a lighter note, we have Agility with Regina: Jumpers with Weaves Fun Addition to An Agility Day. "We've just run our first jumpers with weaves course at the Tidelands Poodle Club in Virginia Beach. The courses are very fast with no contact obstacles to slow you down and no table. The courses are also designed to make the handler dizzy if you don't have a dog that goes out in front and handles at a distance. Different than the standard titling is the rule that an off-course is an elimination. A knocked bar is also elimination, as is usual in AKC agility. Other than that it's a matter of getting around the course in a very short time (i.e. 16 obstacles in 42 seconds). "During the familiarization I thought the twists and turns in the open course would be too hard to remember. But we managed to do two pinwheels and a figure eight more or less in unison. Tuck got worried about my position at the end and jumped the wing of the next to last jump so as to be closer to me .. That made for some spectator comments - most people there had never seen a Wirehair in action and don't know what they are capable of doing when excited! "So I can wholeheartedly recommend this fun and fast-moving game. The dogs love it and it promotes thinking while running. We'll be offering this game at the Agility Match at the Nationals in October. Come try it."

GWP Club of Southern California Karen Nelsen, editor ruwyrd@pacbell.net A moving tribute to a true companion, the following was offered by Linda Swenberg. A Tribute to Babe "Patsy's Sugar Baby (Babe to all who knew her) was born on Feb. 18, 1983. She was put to sleep on April 4. 1998 ... Her pedigree was riddled on both sides with the name 'Haar Baron's.' She was our first GWP. I was only IS years old when we got her. From the time she was two until she was eight, she hunted full-time in upstate New York at Sandanona Pheasantry on pheasants and chukkars from September until April. At age eight, she contracted Lyme's disease, which was detected in a routine blood test ... luckily at a very early stage. She was treated with medication and the Lyme's disease was completely untraceable in her blood within a year. During her recovery, she was brought to California to keep me company and to get away from the disease-bearing ticks. She never returned to New York, except for a couple of 'vacations.'

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competed in field trials or ran a hunt test, she was an accomplished hunting dog in the true sense of the term. She won the hearts of many seasoned hunters in her time at the pheasamry. Even today, they still talk about her and her abilities. I did not handle her during that period of her life, but I did hunt over her several times. It was not unusual to shoot 15-20 birds over her in a single afternoon.

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will be writing a series of articles on. the upcomingphysiology issues of and AKCgait AFIELD I ~matomy, of performance dogs. However, some background is necessary to put these topics in perspective for serious dog breeders and fanciers. Most of our breeds have their origin in dogs that were originally bred for some work or purpose. Those of us who rake our .dogs to performance tradition.

events carryon

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To understand how performance events can benefit a breed in the long term, we must understand some aspects of canine anatomy, physiology and behavior. We must also know about population genetics in domestic animals, as well as the creation and maintenance of breeds. First, we have to understand

what a

breed is. In biology, the basic unit of classificarion is the species. This term is broadly defined as a population of animals with the porential for fertile interbreeding in their natural state. Additionally, infertility or other barriers block breeding between different species in nature. As wirh everything in life there are fuzzy exceptions to this classification, but the overall concept is fairly simple. The biological species barrier is often crossed when an animal's natural habitat is disturbed.

A major disturbance

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when humans domesticate wild species. This often leads to the creation of domestic species,

which no longer have counter-

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parts in the wild. It also creates speciali:ed sub-populations within the domestic species called "breeds."

hunting

A species of domestic animals is one which is maintained under the control of

Many of our hunting dog hreeds w'cnt through a development stage LIscd on ,"(lch management. Dogs of similar behavi'll"

man. Fertile interbreeding is possible within all members of the srecies (of opposite sexes). Breeds arise as groups of indi\'iduals that are selected for specific purposes or adapted to specialized environments. A

hounds -

so human OWl1lT;

learned fairly early to confine d,)gs ;ll1d manage their breeding.

use were kept together. The p'lek W;I, selected for uniform working ability hy eliminating animals that did nor r;lke up the \vork of the pack. Animals rhat were

good definition of a breed is a group of animals selected to have uniform appearance that distinguishes them from other groups

greatly divergent in appearance were als,) removed from the pack. Many of the scenthound breeds developed out of this

of animals within the same species. When mated together, members of a breed consistently reproduce this same type. (Thus the concept of purebred.)

process. These packs were generally maintained by noble families, villages, mon;" teries, hunting societies or other ltmg-li\, organizations. Attempts were made to dis-

Modern breeds have developed through various periods of time. D. Phillip Sponenberg and Carolyn J. Christman, in their book A ConseHlQCion Breeding Handbook, discuss domestic breeds that

tinguish the hounds of one organization from another.

reflect different strategies by their human managers. One of the most basic is the landrace. Some of their material can be summari:ed as follows: The term landrace, when used in the context of breeds, refers to local populations of animals that are consistent enough to be considered breeds. They meet the standard of relatively uniform physical appearance. Generally, they are physiologically adapted to their local environment and are used for some needed local purposes. However, their breedings might nor be closely controlled by their human masters. Dogs of Arctic tribes are an example of a canine land race. These dogs are used for acti\'ities essential to the

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In the pack stage of breed formation, "outside" dogs might still be introduced at regular intervals. This is to enhance a needed behavior or ability, or to counter the loss of vigor that occurs after generations of inbreeding. Eventually, the organizatitl11s m;linraining the packs were able to have Sep~lt;He kenneling available for female dogs in season. A detailed hisrory of breedings became possible. Breeding of dogs became supervised by human owners. Specific male's were now bred to specific females and a written records were generated. This was the origin of our modern system of supervised breedings and stud book rcgistr;1tions. Greyhounds in England have a stutl buok daring back to the Middle Ages. Pure dog breeds proliferated during the Industrial Revolution. A middle class of

tribe's survival, such as hunting, draught and protection. Landraces were probably the origin of many basic dog breeds. But when herd tending develored, people needed to have dogs that were speciali:ed for different

people with the wealth and leisure to pursue dog-related sports and support a variety of dogs in the same household developed. Although many of our working dog breeds can be traced back to ancestral land races ,1r

tasks. This was especially true during the early separation of herd guardians from

our popular modern breeds were not formalized until the late 1800s. This was part

even closed packs prior to 1750, most of

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of the fren:iecl Victmicll1 dri \'e to classify, cHegori:e, cOliify anJ impose order on almost everything. Mc)st of the gundog breeds are creations of the 1800s. The Industrial Revolution maJe relatively inexpensive guns a\路ailable. Different breeders developed dogs with specific stalking and r~trieVll\~ beh<.lviors. These were de\'eloped from the dogs originally used to roint and flush game or herd

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predation. They do the hunt up to the take, then they freeze in the stalk or merely herd. These dogs are quite distinct in behavior from hounds, which are bred to actually carture rrey. As world commerce breeds were imwduced

expanded,

exotic

into England

and

France. The appearance of these "foreign" dogs helped a move to select native breeds for uniformity and distinguished appearance. For examrle, we can see the increased differences of size and proportion that occurred when the Celtic Greyhound was broken into two breeds in the late 1800s: the Scottish Oeerhound and the Irish Wolfhound. Livestock

exhibits

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contributed

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breed generation.

included dog shows. They private exhibitions, put on promoters for a profit. The not so much from the entry

were origby indiprofits fees of

the exhibitors, but more from the fees paid by the public to come to the exhibit and look at the dogs. Our modern conformation shows have descended from these exhibitions. Now you may ask: "What

does all of this

show history have to do with performance dogs in the field /" Unfortunately,

striving for physical uni-

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sometimes as a breed becomes popular and the number of animals exhibited in bench

functional animals become less frequent. They may even be lost to the breed.

shows increases, the winners can become more and more extreme in appearance. This extreme appearance is usually at the expense of working ability. This is a hard truth, and it may be vehemently denied by the very people breeding the exaggerated

If a dog breed is to remain heald1\", then its breeding population must be healthy and vigorous. The average member of that breed needs to be physically healthy, physiologically normal, and capable of doing the work for which the breed was intend-

dogs. They often claim that it is not exaggeration, but breed improvement. Nlany disagree with this claim. If you examine photos and written descriptions comaining the actual measurements of working dogs from the turn of the century and compare

ed. The surest method of rromoting the health of a breed is to have as many animals as possible participate in honesdy-run performance events. Honor those animals as breeding stock O\'er the animals who have merely won in conformation.

them with today's top conformation dogs, you will see these differences: increased coat, increased size, exaggeration of angulation and an increase in some unique breed

Breeding animals in a closed gene pool, without guidelines provided by rerformance events, is like blindfolding a person sinking in quicksand. There is lots of act iv-

characteristic (For example, the depth of body in sighthounds.) All of our modern breeds, especially

ity, but no clear-cut son keeps sinking. In future articles,

those registered by bodies with closed stud books, have a population characterized by a

of canine field performance, anatomy, behavior and genetics from the point of

closed gene pool. The most common genes in the breed are those presem in the average dog of that breed. The rarer genes are those seen with less frequency, in animals on the extremes of the breed characteris-

view of successful breeders of field rerformance dogs.

tics. As the body type of winners

in the

show ring starts to shift wward extremes, the genes responsible for normal form in

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biologist,

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Here are the rescues that are currently listed on our web page: "Loretta" is a liver ticked, hunt-trained, and hunt-titled girl. She looks and acts so much like a 5 year old, few believe her real age of II. She is a complete sweetheart,house broken. good with kids and has a lot of good years of love to give. "Gus" is a 2 year old who didn't make it as a "bomb dog" and is now looking for his own home. "Christie" a 5 y/o short-coated, liver-ticked female. She is very calm and quiet, gentle with children. housebroken, and good with other dogs.She's not crazy about hunting but would love to be someone's life long companion! home of her own. For information on Loretta, Christi.or Gus, contact: Mal Decker "Alex" 4 year old neutered male, no other dogs or cats. Good with children. Liver & White ticked. Contact Patti Diehl at (937) 885-4171. The following are in California and need homes of their own! Al yr old male, Liver and roan, not good with children, obedience trained. A 2/3 year old Male is available for adoption at the Yolo SPCA. A 6/7 year old male rescued from the humane society 6 years ago has been put up for adoption again. A one year oid male GWP has been rescued from a shelter in central California. He is currently living with the good Samaritan who rescued him, but needs a home of his own.

nights, 8:30pm CST is good. So, if you are online at that time, check into the chat room and see what's going on!

The website is growing in popularity all the time. We are up to 100125 hits per day. Still the most visited part of the page is the gallery with the breeders listing second and the rescue section being third. An interesting fact is a good portion of our hits are international. We've had people from Sweden, Canada, Australia, Brazil. Spain, Iceland and New Zeland looking at the page.

Here are some more comments on the site from our guest book: Great loveable hunting dogs Sadies always at my side My dog Sasha is 10 and l'm lookingfor another pup from a Wisconsin breeder. Great information source, would like to receive comments

There have been a couple of new features recently added to the page. There is now a message board and a chat room. Using either does require the user to register with Delphi, but it's free to register and only takes a minute. The message board allows anyone to post a question to the GWPCA and anyone can respond. This allows the general public an easy way and direct way to ask questions about our breed and get good answers quickly.

fromfield trialers regarding land access. Suspect Likeour HawaiicLub, access to land is most difficult, insurance being thesticky point. What have other clubs done? Our trials are held under the umbrella of the AFTCA for dogs registered American Field. We found that the information regarding the wirehairs history was very interesting. We own one girl now, "EMMA" and we are having a wonderful time showing her, and now we lookforward to trying our luck in the hunt tests this fall. Sheri

The chat room is a place where we can all get together and talk on line. sort oflike a giant "conference call!" At this time we are trying to set up a time to have regular chat sessions and it's looking like Wednesday

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Tracking Collars OK'd for AKC Field Trials "Lynn Sandor" <iynn_sandor@email.msn.com>

This is the first bit of field trial news I've come across.

I received the (I) Any pointing breed club choosing to allow the use of tracking collars at their events must include a statement concerning their use on the event premium list.

following from Lynn Worth, the YCA AKC delegate: This report was given to the AKC Delegates Standing Field Trial Committee at their meeting in St. Louis on June 10th:

(2) The hand-held "locating" receiver shall be kept in the possession of the judge or their designee.

"At their April 1998 meeting the American Kennel Club Board of Directors approved the following inclusion to the "Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Pointing Breeds." ISSUE: The safety of the pointing breeds participating in AKC Field Trial Events. During the running of several of the pointing breed field trials, dogs have been lost. This group of constituents have requested permission to use the electronic tracking collars to ensure the safe return of these anima~s.

RESOLUTION: Give the OPTION to event giving clubs to permit the use of electronic tracking collars. Whether or not the use of such collars is permitted MUST BE PRINTED in the premium list. (The event giving club must supply the collars). These collars would be used only after such dogs have been eliminated from consideration (ie dog has been gone for over the permitted time. The dog would already have had the collar in place at the request of the handler).

(3) The hand-held "locating" receiver may be used only after the dog is determined out of judgment and no longer eligible for placement. (4) The use of the tracking collar is optional for both clubs and handlers. For no reason should the running of a stake be held up due to the lack of available equipment. (5) Judges must be informed by the Event Trial Secretary of the rules regarding the use of tracking collars to ensure uniform practice. (6) Any person using a locating receiver to locate a dog currently in judgment. and prior to official authorization of its use by one of the judges, shall be disqualified from further participation in that stake; the dog is also disqualfied. In the Rule Book this will change: Procedure 6-P effective September I, 1998. It will read: At the option of the event giving club. AKC approved electronic tracking collars will be permitted. These collars will be used only after the dog/dogs have been eliminated from consideration. Permission to use these collars at an event must be stated in the premium list.

Following are the rules regarding the use of these collars: Only AKC approved collars may be used. (Model numbers will change as technology changes and improved models become available). Currently approved models are: Wildlife Materials #2850 & #2300 LL Electronics LD#3 & CS#I Tracker FTY 466.

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TOP TEN FIELD 1998 trials reported on from Jan 1, 1998 through April 30 1998 as reported in the

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW HUNTING TEST TITLE HOLDERS

AKC Awards through June 1998.

compiled by Lynn Sandor

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OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1. DC/AFC Schnellberg's 2. TNT's Hot Rod Todd

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W & M Tait, NJ B Koeber/W Tait, NJ

3. FC Flintlock's Addition 4. Sure Shots Justa Miss Marker 5. TKO Wildcat Out of Cascade 5. Ch Ruffcut's Justa Southwind JH 7. Lehmschlogs Bottle Rocket 8. Sure Shot's Golly Miss Molly JH 9. Ch Soo Line's Allied Freighter 10. Sure Shot's Rocket Dream

M Hemphill, WA P Ljungren, WA T. Nestrud, MN B Brawn, PA S&P Milbrad, WA P Ljungren, WA R Amundson, WI M&K Lee, OR

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W & M Tait, NJ L&R Calkins, OR

3. Bounty's Justa Pegleg Pete 4. Sure Shot's Rocket Dream

Zola/Sakiey/Brawn, M&K Lee, OR

5. Sure Shots Golly Miss Molly JH 6. Harlequin's Smokin Lit'L Ms 7. Ch SGR Witch Hunt MH 8. Zeus of Walnub Berg JH 9. Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker 10. Lehmschlogs Bottle Rocket DC /NFC Jay-Mars Blake's Windczar DC/AFC Navaho Sidekick MH

P Ljungren, WA D Gaska, AZ K Nelsen, CA S Schaefer, CT P Ljungren, WA S&P Milbras, WA M&M Collins, CA G Rezzardi, IL

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S Humphrey, ID R Beckett! Urbon G &L Dixon, WI R&R&R Uhnavy Jr. MI G Dixon, WI J Peters, CA A Hard, WA R&L Calkins, OR T&E Manns, WI

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JUNIOR HUNTER Ch. Afterhours Wacky Jackie (B) SN30821608 (4/26/98) by Ch. Afterhours Stormin Norman x Afterhours Foxy Roxy; Breeder: Walter Whitmore; Owner: Jack Watson & Christine Whitmore & Mrs. Temple Watson Caramel's Starry Knight (D) SN34133203 (4/25/98) by Ch. Ripsnorter's It's Showtime x Ch. Caramel's 01' Devil Moon JH; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & Donald Meinke; Owner: Richard Warwick & Audrey Meinke & Wendy Warwick Cascade Ace (D) SN36824704 (4/5/98) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Cascade Cinder; Breeder: Raymond & Lynn Calkins; Owner: Chip Stanek Cool hand Luke (D) SN37241701 (4/4/98) by Henry's Monster BrowneD Town x Billy Jo; Breeder: John Karich; Owner: Lorna Packer Jerelin's Justa Gigolo (D) SN43530805 (4/5/98) by DCAFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH x Jerelin's Tropical Storm JH; Breeder: Linda Krepak; Owner: Robert Gerity & Linda Krepak K-S-Tzarr Princess (B) SN28031902 (4/19/98) by SGR Dirty Laundry x Ch. Aga JH; Breeder/Owner: Kosta Sunda Kripple Kreeks Reeba (B) SN20024806 (4/26/98) by Kripple Kreeks Gentle Jim JH x Afterhours Bristol Cream; Breeder: Dr. Dan Sullivan; Owner: Russell Burton, Jr. Scotian Anchorstream (D) SN40954411 (4/5/98) by Ch. Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x Ch. Ruff Cut Jet Set Autumn Moon JH; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Jane Bonaccorso; Owner: Richard Kares & Diane Roll SGR CC Saddie (B) SN39256405 (4/4/98) by Ch. Oakhyll's Coast to Coast JH x SGR Past Tense; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Ed & Vivian Shupp SGR Chock Full of Nuts (D) SN44098901 (4/26/98) by Ch. Oakhyll's Coast to Coast JH x SGR Witchcraft MH; Breeder: Gail Richardson & Michael Eckhout; Owner: Richard Hirneisen Speedway's Shooting Star (B) SM96650611 (4/25/98) by Marmick's Timmo Von Pines SH x Tiger Lily Foxy Lady; Breeder: Suzanne Gail Richardson; Owner: Mike Braddock Valhallas Loki Vongrouse (D) SN42228605 (4/4/98) by Bruno's Big Guy x Ch. Schnellberg's Ramblin' Rose JH; Breeder: Malcolm Decker; Owner: Robert McLemore

SENIOR HUNTER CONGRATULATION TO OUR NEWEST DUAL CHAMPIONDC/AFC Navaho Sidekick MH owner/trainer/handler

Guy Rezzardi.

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Spiller's Idaho Spud JH (D) SN34095810 (4/12/98) by Misty Morn JD Spiller x Dunnigan Rusty Red; Breeder: Dave & Cheryl Howard; Owner: Mark Boyd Weidenhugel Brie V Simon JH (B) SN21773401 (4/12/98) by Ch. Weidenhugel Simon V Alexe x Ch. Weidenhugel Schazi V Nico; Breeder: Mildred Revell; Owner: Sharon Jahn

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Ch. ADPG EZ Come EZ Go CD JH (B) SN20947904 (4/26/ 98) by Ch. Ripsnorter's Thunderhart x Ch. Shurcan Potogold Sheza McRae CD JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Danielle McCallum & James McCallum; Owner: Kevin Craggs Feldmann Yom Grafenstein JH (D) SN25320401 (4/19/98) by Lord II Vom Donaueck x Gusti Vom Richthof; Breeder: Theo Ploderl; Owner: Richard Riley MD Smoke Creek's Suzzi's Hitail JH (B) SN35670006 (4/12/ 98) by Mason Creek Top Gun x Smoke Creeks Kelli Treborwolf; Breeder: Bill Kennedy; Owner: Kevin Keller & Mark Keller

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The GWPC of Utah

OPEN DERBY

Spring Hunt Test May 3rd to 10th was a busy week for the GWPCU. On Sunday the 3rd we held our Hunt and WaterTes~ and the following weekend our first Field Trial. Thanks to hard work, by club members, the Hunting Test ran very smoothly. In all 28 dogs were entered, including some newcomers, who seemed to enjoy all the action. As usual the Junior Test had the largest number of entries (16) with 11 receiving qualifying scores. The Seniors had 4 starters but unfortunately none of them made it though clean. The Master had a good showing with 8 entries and 2 qualifying scores. The Water test was a first for Utah and drew a large gallery of spectators, each dog received a round of applause regardless of how it performed The test was open to all breeds and we had some Brittany's and Shorthairs prove that they were up to the task. Out of the 9 dogs that were entered the following 6 passed: Riches Dottie JH Otto Von Twelve Gauge Waldrand Cascade Quest Jay Mars Cinas Dusty Diamond Ch Carrybrook Jesse James CDX SH Traveling Y Bolds Banko VRRK

GSP GSP GWP GWP Britt GSP

J Riches D Cullison Kay Craig Ron Beckett R Knold P Snyder

We would like to thank our Judges; John Koegler, I?ean Thornton, Norm Cox and Hal Christensen for ajob well done. A special thanks to Tom Dangerfield, Debbie Madsen, Kent Forbush and Robin Knold for working so hard to make the test a success.

GWPC of Utah Field Trial The Field Trial turned out to be just the right size for our new Club to manage with 59 entries. Wirehairs were well represented and had placements in every stake. We managed to get every thing done on Saturday except Open Limited Gun Dog and still have time for a steak and chicken barbecue. It was a good thing because Sunday the weather turned nasty with wind, hail. snow and rain. Linda Sander, Mary Lou Linge and Regan Bune came up from Las Vegas and Mike Hemphill and Rocky Gilleard made the trip from the northwest to help make the Trial a success. An extra special note of thanks goes to Rocky who took over the job of line Marshall and kept every thing running smoothly. And extra extra thanks to our Judges for outstanding job and to Tom Dangerfield for all the hard work. A.K.e. representative Darrell Poodry was on hand for both days of the Trial and we appreciated his advice and recommendations. AMATEUR

GUN DOG

George Wilson & Lynn Coates I. Cherokee's New Hope,Viz,S Mortensen

13 entries

2 Brandityn Dawn Von Verige.GSP ,D Pennington 3.Jay Mars Blutar's Irish Coffee,GWP,Collins LitwinH:Linge 4. Contessa Von Brook Ridge,GSP, DPennington OPEN GUN DOG Lynn Coates & Dan Taylor 18 Entries I High Rocks Supreme,Eng. Sett.,DDelan 2 F.e. Flintlocks Addition,GWP,M Hemphill 3 Harleqlins Smokin Lit'l Ms Peachy ,GWP,D Gaska H:Hemphill 4 First National,G. Sett,L Sanders

Dennis Pennington & Kay Craig 9 Entries 1 Jay Mars Dusty Diamond,GWP,R Beckett H:L Sanders 2 Flintlocks Red Rock,GWP,H Christensen 3 Corkys Crazy Cajun Jesse,Viz,T Hansen H:M Hemphill 4 Horizon Hammer Sis,GSP.M Middelton OPEN PUPPY I 2 3 4

Mike Hansing & Gerorge Wilson 9 Entries Horizons Mr October.GSP,M Middelton Jay Mars Dusty Diamond,GWP,R Beckett H:L Sanders Out West Slim Pickins,GSP,M Linge & R Bune H:R Bune Out West Bounty Hunter Gus,GSP,MLinge & RBune

OPEN LIMITED GUN DOG Hal Christensen & Kay Craig 10 Entries 1 F.e. Flintlocks Addition,GWP,M Hemphill 2 Cherokee's New Hope,Vis,SMortensen 3 CH. Carrybrook Jesse James CDX,SH.Brit, R Knold 4 FC Brady's Jetten,GSP.G Black

Fort Detroit Walking Field Trial May 23, 1998 Highland Recreation Area This Saturday before Memorial Day brought great weather for the club's annual walking field trial (for a change!). We had one of - if not the - highest entries we ever had. There was actually a waiting list to get in! We thought it rather funny, because it was difficult finding judges because most said they were going out of town or were busy for the holiday. There was obviously many dog trialers without other plans. It was a very busy day with a tight schedule and without everyone Many thanks, as always, goes to our judges: Ross VanDerBos, Kathleen Yates, Ed Tucker, Bill Richardson, Barry Peterson, Wayne Warners. and Dean Nelson. Thanks for pitching in and being flexible for our tight schedule' They kept things moving and were real troopers. The results of the field trial are as follows: Amateur Limited GunDog I. Dasa Motee (viz) - D Nelson 2. FC/ AFC JimKath's Allure (GWP) - J & K Yates 3. JimKath's Catalyst (GWP) - J & K Yates 4. withheld Open Puppy I. Splash (ES) - L. Parnell 2 .. Berry's Slingshot Shotgun (viz) - D. Nelson 3. Wingfield's Gould Star (weim) - D. Coller 4. Haley's Fearless Fredrik (viz) - R. Haack Open Gun Dog I. Desert Storm's Ginger Brandi (viz) - B 2 .. withheld

& L Peterson

3. Ch. Jed's Silent Polar Express (GWP) - E & J Tucker 4. Ch. Woods point Remington MH (ptr) - e. Davidson Open Derby I. BK's Homeagain Scarlet Rebel (viz) - W. Linnig 2. Ale 'n Quail Sir Graystoke (weim) - D. Coller 3. Schnellberg's Shooting High JH (GWP) - S. Owen 4. SGR Curry's Uncle Jed (GWP) - J. Curry Amateur Gun Dog I. FC Magnum Gunnar Silvershot MH (weim) - 1. Balog 2. Desert Storm's Ginger Brandi (viz) - B & L Peterson 3. & 4 withheld

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Hunt Test Gunners and Judges Open Limited winner Mike Hemphill with Judges Hal Christensen & Kay Craig

Barbecue Dinner Tom Dangerfield- Chairman

TOP TEN SHOW

compiled by Jerry Clark

Congratulations to our New GWP Champions

1998 STANDINGS As reported in the AKC Awards for shows from Jan. 2April 30, 1998

Breed Competition-

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Flatlander's Boisy CD MH (D) SN16801809 (4/26/98) by Ch. Haar Baron's Casey JH x Ch. Flatlaner's Zebar JH; Breeder: Kevin McCauley; Owner: Sandra Hoesel

FC AFC Navaho Sidekick MH (B) SN1143301 (4/25/98) by Ch. Navaho Trail Blazer JH x Ch. Maestro Wind Song of Navaho; Breeder: Gary & Susan Martin; Owner: Guy Rezzardi Schnellberg's Renaissance Man (D) SN25298506 (4/25/98) by DC AFC Dunkee's Justa Top Flite MH x Schnellberg's Anneliese; Breeder/Owner: Susan Owen Weidenhugel Weidenhugel Breeder:

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NOVICE AGILITY Afterhours Baron Von Rueger COX (D) SM92241105 (9/28/97) by Ch. Afterhours Robin Chaser x Ch. Afterhours Spirit of Shurcan; Breeder: Walter Whitmore & Christi Schoessow & Christine Whitmore; Owner: Christine & Robert Fangman

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Pat Mc Gowan 1332 Bald Eagle Lake Ad Ortonville, MI 48462 (248) 627-4093 GWP OF NORTHERN

President:Bill Richardson1232 BrockerRd., Metamora,MI 48455 (810) 678-2529 Vice President:PennyLjungren28124-199thAve. SE. Kent,WA 98042 (206) 631-6232 Secretary:KarenNelsen25821 LucilleAve., Lomita,CA 90717 (310)530-3264 Treasurer:LindaMichaelisPO Box127,Monticello,MN 55362 (612)878-1685 EasternDirector:Mal Decker1951 HoffmansvilleRd.,Fredrick,PA 19435 (610) 754-0072 Mid West Director:ElizabethDixon N7815County Rd N SpringValley,WI 5476 (715)778-4675 WesternDirector:RockyGilleard,PO Box 94, WarmSprings,MT 59756 (406)693-2381 MembershipChairperson:RhondaAmucdsonW8751340thAve,HagerCity,W/54014 (715)792-2913 WebMaster: Sheri Graner, 5521 Carlsbad Ct, Albuquerque, MN 87120 (505) 890-1148 manatee@RT66.com

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Liz Dixon N7815 County Ad. N., Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675

GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER CLUB OF AMERICA

GWP CLUB OF ILLINOIS

Sandra Hoessel 425 N. School St., Braidwood, IL 60408 (815) 458-0116

CODE OF ETHICS

GWP CLUB OF WISCONSIN

Sue Clemons 1031 Amy Belle Rd., Germantwon, WI 53022 (414) 628-3452 GWP OF EASTERN

NEBRASKA

Andy Miller 3103 Spring St., Omaha, NE 68105 GWP OF CENTRAL IOWA

Dennis Brwon 2412 Athlone Ct., RR2 Ames, IA 50010 (515) 233-2710 CROSS TIMBERS

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Kandy Scaramuzzo 4714 Lester Dr., RR7, Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 429-8469 GWP OF NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA

Sharon Jahn 1360 Estates Dr., Dixon, CA 95620 (916) 678-2289 GWPC OF SOUTHERN

The members of the GWPCA are devoted to the continuedpreservation,protectiona&d improvementofthe German Wirehaired Pointer. This Code provides guidelines for ethical practices and care, and seeks to promote good sportsmanship .....

CALIFORNIA

Karen Nelsen 25821 Lucille Ave., Lomita, CA 90717 (310) 530-3264 GWP CLUB OF UTAH

Lynda Craig 9166 S Solena Way, Sandy, UT 84093 (801) 943-9814

RECORDS: . GWPCA members will maintain complete and accurate records for each dog andlittet. BREEDING: GWPCA members will evaluate any dog or bitch used forbreeding,usil1gthe criteria set forth by the breed standard .. Only those dogs free of recognized genetic defects shall be used ina breeding program. Breeders' will be selective with respect to the physical and mental soundness,health, temperament, and natural hunting ability of the dog or路 bitch. CARE AND TRANSFER OF DOGS: No puppies or adult dogs shall be bred, sold or consigned to pet shops or other commercial enterprises. Proper care shall be provided for bitch and puppies. Puppies shall be kept until seven weeks of age. All prospective buyers should be carefully screened to assure that puppies have a safe, loving and stimulating home. An honest evaluation of the quality of the puppy will be made. Purchasers are to be encourage to spay or neuter all dogs that will not be used for breeding. New owners 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

will receive the following documentation: Written sales contract or co-ownership agreement Copy of the AKC registration Feeding instructions Medical records Three-generation pedigree Training recommendations Copy of this Code of Ethics

OREGON GWP CLUB

Mary Hanson 17941 SW Sandra Lane, Aloha, OR 97006 (503) 848-6845 SEATTLE-TACOMA

GWP CLUB

Laura Reeves 3216 Key Penisula Hwy., Gig Harbor, WA 98329 (206) 857-5272

GWPCA members are prepared to assist puppy buyers when questions or problems arise for the life of the dog. New owners are encouraged to become involved in GWPCA activities, regional GWP Clubs, dog training, and/or dog performance events .... SPORTSMANSHIP: GWPCAmembers shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit upon themselves, their dogs, and the sport of dogs, regardless of location or circumstance.

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THE WIRE NEWS STAFF Editor: Bemee Brawn, 1408 Pineville Rd., New Hope, PA 18938 (215) 598-3990 email-justagwp@tradenet.net Show Top Ten: Jerry Clark, 157 Rt 526, Allentown NJ 08501 (609) 259-7579 Field Top Ten: Lynn Sandor 255 Flood Ave .. , San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 585-5555 Obedience Top Ten: Lorie Sargent, 10382 Fenner Rd., Perry, MI48872 (517)675-5876 NAVHDA & OFA: Bobby Applegate 218 N. Lincoln Ln., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (708) 394-5188\ Health & Genetics: Regina Schwabe, Rt 2, Box 5A SR663, Pamplin, VA 23958(804) 248-5090 Rescue- c9ntact the regional director where help is needed . Local Barks- Laura Reeves13216

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CH Maestros Justa Snuffleupagus JH NAVHDA NA

"Snuff" # 6 GWP Breed #12 GWP Group Pups available. repeat breeding whelped 5-20-98.

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