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The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

SPRING 2014 Breeders’ and puppy Issue

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2014 Officers & Committee Chairpersons President’s Message/Delegate’s Report CHIC - ABC’s of CHIC – Robin Nelson, DVM CHIC – Number of CHIC Dogs Grows CHIC – GWPCA Supports Health Foundation What’s All the Talk About DNA? – Robin Nelson, DVM 17 CHIC – New CHIC Dogs – Robin Nelson, DVM 18 Judge’s Education Committtee – Judy Cheshire 19 2015 Specialty Judge’s Ballot Letter From Basket Program Chair 20 Rescue – Heidi Baumbarger 22 Health Forum – Whelp Help – Karen Potter, DVM 25 Pet Partners – Ann Duffin 29 We Remember 30 New Titles – Lori Sargent 32 Breed Standings – Lori Sargent 33 Breed Standings – Lori Sargent 2013 Obedience Results – Lori Sargent 34 2013 Field Results – Lynn Sandor 36 2013 Agility Results – Lori Sargent 37 Kay’s Kitchen – Kay Gunnarson 40 2013 Rally Results – Lori Sargent 44 Agility Update – Ashlee Trotter 48 Ad Rates and Publishing Information

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House-Training the Resistant Puppy – Diane Turner, STAR Puppy Instructor Tips to Get That Resistant Puppy Potty-Trained

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Pedigrees—The Key to Breeding Great Dogs – Ann Duffin Successful Breeding Begins By Understanding Your Dog’s Pedigree

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This Stud Ain’t No Dud – Joann Randall, DVM DACT Management of the Stud Dog

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Summer 2014 Wire-News Field and Working Dog Issue FEATURING: Etiquette for Hunters Perfecting the Water Retrieve Another Title for Gracie Ad Deadline – June 15, 2014 Please send Ads & Payment to: Angie Johnson, Advertising Manager 1450 Marker Road, Polk City, FL 33868 angiehef@aol.com.

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Content Deadline – June 1, 2014 Please forward Club Business, Photos and Articles to: Diane Turner, Editor turner.p.diane@gmail.com.

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Index to Advertisers Cover L. Minnick & A. Resnick– Harvest Meadows GWP Inside Judy Cheshire - Heywire/Sureshot 3 LaMar & Kay Gunnarson – Ridgehaven Kennels 6 Cindy Hellier, DVM – The Haven Kennel 7 Betty Stroh – Hilltop Farms 10 Jim & Shannon Sprinkles - Spriwire 11 Jim & Shannon Sprinkles – Spriwire 14 L. Minnick & A. Resnick – Harvest Meadows GWP 15 James & Helen Witt – Lookout Kennels 26 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 27 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 35 Magoon & Quesnell – Cynister Wires/Idawire 41 Dave & Joni Cornell – Dusty GWPs 42 Renee Fortier & G. Tremblay – Bourg-Royal Kennels 43 Terry & Lisa Uhrich – WyoWires

46 Business Cards 47 Business Cards 49 Laura Myles – Inverness Kennels 50 Octavian & Lisa Popescu – Willamette GWPs Inside Octavian & Lisa Popescu – Willamette GWPs Cover Purina

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Ch. Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told “Trudie” Ch. Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told “Trudie” finished out the year 2013 in breed standings as the number 1 bitch.  She has started out strong early 2014 being the number 1 dog in all breed standings.  We plan to keep Trudie out showing with Nina Fetter until we bring her home in the spring when we have a planned breeding with GCH Ch. Ripsnorters Mt. View Lookout JH “Scout”.  We are looking forward to a very exciting 2014. Lisa Minnick, Harvest Meadows GWP

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2014 GWPCA Board of Directors President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 gwpcascade@gmail.com Vice President Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197 aspendel@aol.com Secretary Kay Gunnarson, 203 Hawkins Dr. Brainard, MN, 56401 (218) 838-9942 kayg@brainerd.net Treasurer Erika Brown, 236 Park Ave., Woodstock, GA 30188 (770) 591-4329 geauxerika@yahoo.com Eastern Director Angie Johnson, 1450 Marker Rd., Polk City, FL 33868-6203 (863) 576-3064 angiehef@aol.com Midwest Director Chuck Casanova, 19910 Platte View Rd. , Gretna NE 68028 (402) 290-3447 clc51@hotmail.com Western Director Cynthia Heiller, 3953 Guerneville Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 528-2725 gwpdoc@gmail.com.

Committee Chairs & Positions Breeder Referral -- Bernee Brawn – justagwp@verizon.net Bylaws – Open – Volunteer Needed Canine Health (CHIC) – Robin Nelson – gwpoint@aol.com Delegate to the AKC – Patricia Laurans – plaurans@earthlink.net Field Advisory Committee – Elizabeth Dixon – bkwdsgwp@svtel.net Futurity (Field) – Tom Lococo – tom.lococo@novartis..com Futurity (Show) – Laura Myles – invernesskennels@frontier.com GWPU – Cindy Heiller – gwpdoc@gmail.com Judges’ Education – Judy Cheshire – heywiregwp@gmail.com National Events Coordinator – Laura Reeves – scotiadawges@gmail.com 2014 Nationals – Board of Directors Maturity (Show) - Audrey Meinke – fairwindxx@sbcglobal.net Membership & Wire-News Mailing – Erika Brown – geauxerika@yahoo.com Rescue – Heidi Baumbarger – bluelinekennels@windstream.net ROM – Courtney Vogel – courtneyvogel@hotmail.com Show Advisory Committee – Judy Cheshire – heywiregwp@gmail.com Standard Review Committee – Garnett Persinger – 13838@windstream.net Top Ten Field – Lynn Sandor – sandorcpa@comcast. net Top Ten Other – Lori Sargent – birddog@windsweptwires.net Trophies – Sue Degraw – schnellberg@comcast.net Versatility – Greg DuBois – grgdubois@comcast.net Wire-News Editor – Diane Turner – turner.p.diane@gmail.com Wire-News Advertising – Angie Johnson – angiehef@aol.com Wire Mail – Steve Kreuser – gwpca_update@hotmail.com Web Master – Angie Johnson – angiehef@aol.com 8

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Presidents Message - Ray Calkins Winter is almost over-we hope!  In Oregon, the robins have returned in force and it is time to tune up the lawn mower.  I will be using my mower before many of you put away your snow blowers.   The Board of Directors has the three newly elected members. At our February meeting, DNA was revisited and reaffirmed by the board.  Starting this October at the 2014 Nationals, all dogs over two years of age will need to have DNA profiles on file to compete in the National Specialty Show and National Championships.  There will be a DNA clinic again this year at the Nationals.  In addition, Angie has arranged for a $10 discounted price so watch for details in the E-Wire.   See you in October,

Ray

AKC Delegate’s Report - Pat Laurans

Delegate Pat Lauran with a GWP at the Sundcoast GWP Club Meet the Breeds Booth

The December meeting was held in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the AKC Eukanuba Shows and Events.  On Thursday I attended Delegate Committee meetings and chaired the Parent Club Committee meeting.  That evening I was invited to dinner by Doug Ljungren who is the V.P. of Sports and Events.  Joining us were Lynne Eggers – who was the Lifetime Achievement Award winner for Companion Events, our own Ray Calkins who was honored with the AKC Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance Events, my friend Jacqueline Adams and of course our own Judy Cheshire – Doug’s wife.   Friday was the Delegates meeting.  The 4 candidates running for the AKC Board – Jim Dok, Charlie Garvin, Ron Menaker and Pat Scully – gave speeches outlining their backgrounds and how they would contribute to the BOD and answering question posed by delegates.  The meeting dealt with AKC finances, an honor for Dr. Bill Newman, a review of the year and a presentation on AKC social media events.  For the first time PR Outreach Awards were given out.  I am pleased to announce that I and the others on the Disaster Trailer Committee each received one for “Best New PR/Outreach Idea”.

  On Saturday I worked at the Trailer and Take The Lead Booths and spent some time at the GWP Meet the Breed Booth.  Our Suncoast Club‘s members should be commended for putting it together and manning it.  My schedule was much the same on Sunday. I will attend the March 11 & 12 meetings in Newark, NJ. For complete details regarding the AKC Board eclections, finances and programs please visit the AKC website.   As always it is my pleasure to serve as delegate for our club.  

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The ABC’s of CHIC -Canine Health Information Center American Kennel Club/Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)

jointly sponsor the CHIC program which stands for Canine Health Information Center, a centralized canine health database.

Breeders, owners, and scientists can use the CHIC database as a source of health information to assist in the breeding of healthy dogs.

CHIC Number is issued when test results are entered into the database satisfying each breed specific health screening requirement, and the owner has opted to release the results to the public.

The CHIC # itself does not automatically imply normal test results, only that “ALL” the breed requirement health screenings were performed and the results were made publicly available. CHIC is designed to encourage health testing and sharing of all results normal and abnormal, so that more informed breeding decisions can be made in an overall effort to reduce the incidence of genetic disease and improve the health of our dogs.

Database for CHIC is by consent only. All information remains confidential unless the owner authorizes its release. Owners are encouraged to share all test results realizing it is in the best health interests of the breed and the information greatly increases the depth and breadth of any resulting pedigree analysis. For those not quite ready to accept open sharing of information, there is still value in submitting their results. All test information entered into the database is available collectively for research and statistical reporting purposes, but does not disclose identification of individual dogs. This allows for improved information regarding prevalence of a disease, as well as information regarding progress in reducing the incidence of the disease. Everyone benefits from the CHIC program.

 For breeders, CHIC provides a reliable source of information regarding dogs one might select for a breeding program. Information is easily accessible to the public via the internet OFA site or the CHIC site. You can readily analyze pedigrees for health strengths and weaknesses as well as evaluate dogs for performance and conformation traits.  For buyers, CHIC provides accurate information about what a breeder tests for and the results of the tests.  For scientists and researchers, CHIC provides confidential and accurate collective information on multiple generations of dogs.  Great search engines allow queries to be very broad or very specific. You can search kennel names or an individual dog can be selected for review. Detailed information is provided including whether the health screening has been done, age at the time of testing, test results, and a pedigree analysis. It’s easy to evaluate the sire, dam, siblings and offspring of a selected dog. CHIC makes all its health information readily accessible to the public through their user-friendly website.

Number of CHIC dogs is ever-growing Abigail Von Blu Sands Afterhour’s Annie Oakley Of Reece Afterhours Blast From The Past Afterhours Cute As A Button Afterhours Let The Wookie Win Afterhours Once In A Lifetime Afterhour’s Piece Of Reece Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel Afterhours Southpaw Bad I Am Afterhours Thornwood Dirty Little Secret Afterhours Tuunrat Comingsoon Star Afterhours Whiskey Sour 12

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Afterhours Wish Me Luck 68513 Aimn Hi Jet Stream 87096 Aimn Hi Scotian Color Of Money 70267 Alexander 94410 Backwoods Dk Fyrst 71362 Brillows Big Wild Western 89328 Cascade Agatha 80429 Cascade Cadet 79483 Cascade Double Barrel 79485 Cascade Ellie Rose 58814 Cascade Honest Abe 58813 Cascade Maria 58811

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CHIC Dogs continued Cascade Ozernaya 58812 Cascade Reagan 82652 Cascade Ruah 80428 Cascade Sophia V Blitzen 68511 Cascade Tina 79484 Claddaghnripsnorter Baby Come Back 85177 Claddaghnripsnorter Back To Madtown 87097 Claddaghnripsnorter’s Back’n Badger 85499 Claddagh’s Hotcakes At Sangrud 74622 Darnelle’s Makin’ A Point 66540 Devata All You Need Is Love 57408 Drakkar’s Rlb Celtic Private Eye 78556 Dual Shot’s Behind Bars 72893 Dual Shot’s Flying High 90588 Ebbtide Lookout Gambler 93363 Ebbtide Lookout Pagan 93362 Gefharte’s Adpg Payton Place 68512 Idawire Fistful Of Dollars 77766 Inverness Jay-Mar’s Makin An Impression 93361 Inverness Nestle’ Quick 77767 Inverness Odin 71361 Inverness Scotian Omega 74621 Inverness Shooting Star Of I Spy 77768 Inverness Whiskey Lullaby 90245 J An J After Hours Dana 52981 Jay-Mar’s Walk The Line 82650 Jerelin’s Blame It On The Moon 80544 Jonnee Blue 79684

Kaizan’s Let It Be At Chase’s 77765 Kimmax Camus 75800 Mt View’s Ripsnorter Pink Star 91174 Reece Afterhours In The Eye Of The Storm 82651 Reece Afterhours Pretty Is As Pretty Does 67503 Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here 64926 Ripsnorterncladdagh Backfld N Motion 84830 Ripsnorterncladdagh Backing Up The Dream 86802 Ripsnorterncladdagh Bringn’ Sexy Back 91416 Ripsnorter’s Defying Gravity 75801 Ripsnorter’s Mt View Charismatic 61847 Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout 74973 Scotian Tougher Than Leather 55483 Southpaw Time Is On My Side 59898 Surefire’s Secret Little Spot 93360 Surefire’s Thorny Little Secret 84974 Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax 70647 Weidenhugel Hope V Joey 83452 Weidenhugel Jetta V Treff 90475 Willamette’s Bess Be Scout’n 93079 Willamette’s Sachi 94664 Willamette’s Zorra 92300 Windswept’s Anduril Flame O’ The West 87808 Windswepts On A Sugar High 56177 Wireswest First Dibs 73922 Wireswest Mardi Gras 73923 Wireworks Seven Day Forecast 91175

2016 GWPCA National Specialty Show Judging Ballot Determining the judge for each National Specialty is the responsibility of the GWPCA members. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion and be part of the selection process. Vote for 3 different judges in your order of preference. A judge will only be counted once per ballot. All ballots must be signed and received by the GWPCA Secretary by June 1, 2014. The Secretary will also accept votes by email. All email ballots must come individually (one email per member – if two members of a household are both members, the secretary must receive two separate emails). All email ballots must have the header “2016 Judges Selection Ballot” and each must include the members’ name and address in the body of the email. E-mail to Kay Gunnarson, kayg@brainerd.net, or send to Kay Gunnarson, GWPCA Secretary, 203 Hawkins Drive, Brainard, MN 56401. Please use the following example for correct set up of either email or USPS ballots: My choice for 2016 GWPCA National Specialty judges are: 1. 2. 3. Members Name: Members Address: Please select three of the following judges in your order of preference. Biographies will be on the GWPCA website. Mary Ann Alston Robert Ennis Michael Faulkner Roger Hartinger Alvin Krause Kathy Rust

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H E A LT H

GWPCA Becomes AKC Canine Health Foundation Sponsor By Robin Nelson, DVM

The GWPCA became an AKC Canine Health Foundation Research Sponsor by contributing $2500 to the Bloat Initiative. Our donation will support research at Tufts University where Dr. Claire Rebecca Sharp and other scientists investigate how genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of bloat. They will try to determine how both genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to bloat and whether or not dogs with gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV/bloat) have different types or amounts of proteins, hormones, or other molecules in their blood and tissues. Remember to mail in your Purina proof of purchase weight circles. The Purina Parent Club Partnership Program funds most of our research dollars. The GWPCA earns 10% of the value of qualifying Purina weight circles. If you mail $100 of circles, $10 goes to the GWPCA, $5 to our Donor Advised Fund and $5 to our own club for health research projects, rescue, and education.

What’s With All the DNA Talk? AKC DNA is collected by swabbing a dog’s cheek. It is tested to confirm parentage (your dog’s sire and dam.) This DNA IS NOT used for research nor shared. For more information, go to www.akc. org/dna/test_kits.cfm . The CHIC DNA Repository co-sponsored by the OFA and the AKC/Canine Health Foundation, collects and stores canine DNA samples to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs. Breeders and owners providing DNA or better yet, generations of DNA, and corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information improve the likelihood of genetic discovery. The DNA Repository currently has DNA samples from 28 German Wirehaired Pointers, mostly collected at 2009 Nationals. If the research community has little to no GWP DNA, we can’t expect our breed health concerns to be addressed. Blood is the gold standard for genetic material yielding DNA sufficient for all research methods including new technologies. Cheek swab-derived DNA is inferior to that obtained from blood, but it is suitable for most genetic testing. To participate and provide your dog’s DNA, you must first complete an application form (can be filled out online) and submit it to OFA with payment. OFA will mail you your dog’s specifically identified swab or blood collection kits and a most important health survey that may also be completed online. Most veterinarians should be willing to help owners swab cheeks and draw blood at no charge for research purposes. Provide your dog’s specially labeled DNA sample kits at an appointment scheduled for other blood work like a heartworm test or thyroid profile. Go to www.caninehealthinfo.org/dnabank.html for more information. Click on DNA Bank Application/Survey or contact Robin K Nelson at gwpoint@aol.com with any questions. 16

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CHIC

79 German Wirehaired Pointers with CHIC numbers-

See the latest and check out the entire list on pages 12-13! Robin Nelson, DVM — GWPCA Canine Health Chair

SUREFIRE’S SECRET LITTLE SPOT #93360

INVERNESS JAY-MAR’S MAKIN AN IMPRESSION 93361

EBBTIDE LOOKOUT PAGAN #93362

EBBTIDE LOOKOUT GAMBLER #93363

ALEXANDER #94410

WILLAMETTE’S SACHI #94664

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Judges Education Committee – Defined By: Judy Cheshire

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n order to become licensed by the American Kennel Club to judge German Wirehaired Pointers in conformation, an individual must study the breed to learn its history, purpose and that combination of characteristics that make GWPs unique on to themselves. It’s the responsibility of each parent club to help provide opportunities to educate aspiring, as well as current judges. The GWPCA has a Judges Education Coordinator to help organize these opportunities and a Judges Education Committee to craft a process to do so. Judges are obviously an essential part of the dog fancy and, before applying for any new breed, they must spend an extensive amount of time learning about and observing the breed in multiple venues. This is often time consuming and resource intensive. The GWPCA JEC tries to respond to the needs of the judging community in a positive and responsible way. How is that done? The most obvious answer is to provide National Events to attract large numbers of dogs, breeders and exhibitors and sponsor a breed specific workshop to encourage the learning process. AKC has very specific guidelines for judges’ education. A seminar of approximately 90 minutes is required covering breed history, form and function, hallmarks of the breed and an in-depth interactive conversation about the standard. There is also discussion about what constitutes correct breed type, prioritization of breed characteristics and how to approach a dog to complete an examination. A “hands on” component is also offered, where a number of good dogs are available for the judges to go over, prioritize and articulate their reasons for placing them in a particular order. Judges education at National Events also gives the judges an opportunity to talk to breeders, owners and exhibitors and develop mentoring relationships. Ringside observation of the classes is usually provided by a parent club approved mentor. There are about a dozen approved mentors in various parts of the country. AKC also provides guidelines for mentors including the length of time they have been actively involved in a breed and specific accomplishments. A mentor is called on to establish an ongoing instructive relationship for learning; a tutor can be a breeder, judge or handler with in-depth knowledge to share or discuss on occasion. Because the GWPCA continues to hold its field events in conjunction with the National Specialty, participants in judges’ education are always encouraged to take the time to attend the hunt test or field trial to observe the dogs doing what they were bred to do. This helps the judge better understand how form follows function. Besides workshops at National Events, the GWPCA JEC is often invited to give seminars in conjunction with judges study groups, at shows or on an independent basis. Members of the JEC are also “on call” to answer questions and discuss the breed. Two recent examples were a scheduled 1 ½ hour telephone conversation to go over the standard and a request to meet a judge at a hunt test to deliberate form and function. The philosophy of the GWPCA has always been to keep the breed as one and not separate “field and show.” By studying the history and purpose of our dogs, we hope judges will understand that the essence of the breed includes coat, athleticism, correct proportion and attitude – a versatile hunting Go to www.GWPCA.com and GWPCA Programs for dog that should be practical and working more information on the Judges Education Program efficient. Prioritize by function – traits that enable a dog to do his job are virtues and traits that impede that job are faults. 18

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Letter from Basket Program Chair Dear GWPCA Members, I was so pleased with your confidence in my work for our National Specialty. Thanks to all of you for the award. In 2013 the Club Basket Program had its best year ever. My hope for the future is that we will continue this worthwhile project. In 2014, we intend to request that each club include a card with their basket that will explain how they plan to use the money should that club win. Several of our GWPCA members have mentioned that they would like to donate gifts for the raffle. As we plan for the 2014 Nationals, please dig into your closets and storage boxes for items that can be donated. If you find things that you would like to offer, please let me know ahead of the Nationals. If anyone knows of a company or business that might be interested in donating items for the raffle and you would like for me to contact the company just let me know. Remember, donated items do not necessarily have to relate to dogs or have to be for use by our dogs. I know many of our members have special talents and if you do, please plan to donate an item that you have created–that would be ever-so special. We always appreciate each item, but we often lack crafted wooden items such as bird houses and items for the yard and home. If you have a hobby, be sure to remember the project and share your talent. Again, thank so all of you for making the Club Basket Program a success. Sylvia Miller National Specialty Auction and Raffle Chair Š2014 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN RESCUE By Diane Turner, Vice-President NGWPR

Heidi, our National Coordinator, recently suffered a severe hand injury and she is unable to type, so she requested that I update our GWPCA members on the recent rescue activities.

Joan Paredes, pencil drawing of "Stella," a GWP puppy rescued in California.

Currently there are a limited number of dogs in the rescue program. And though, that is a good thing, it does not mean that there have been few dogs in need. Due to the serious weather in the mid-west and east transporting our rescue dogs from one point to the other has proved difficult throughout the winter. So instead of fighting the weather, and risking the dogs, the NGWPR regional coordinators have been working with the shelters in their areas and have, in many cases, helped find adoptive homes for the dogs in shelter care, thus eliminating the need to transport them to foster families across the country.

Having a limited number of dogs in foster care has brought an added bonus to the program. For the first time since the rescue program’s conception, there is a waiting list for adoptions. A waiting list is a statement as to how far the program has come. Due to NGWPR’s reputation of providing, healthy, welltrained, and well-adjusted dogs for adoption, there are now families who are willing to wait for an NGWPR dog rather than adopt from another program or an agency. And that is a blessing -- but along with the blessings have come some complications. Recently a dog came into foster care and it met the criteria for a family that was approved and waiting on the adoption list. At the same time, one of our most rescue – supportive GWPCA members saw the dog on the website and immediately felt the dog would be a perfect addition to her family. Though adoption fees are waived for GWPCA members and NGWPR does promise the first right of adoption to the foster family caring for the dog, the program does NOT guarantee a GWPCA member the first right to adoption. Our GWPCA member was very upset and that made everyone sad. But please remember, that we cannot have a waiting list and promise one of the dogs to a family waiting only to place that dog with a GWPCA member. If we were to do so, the program would quickly have no waiting list. So please, if you would like to adopt a rescue dog, contact Heidi and put your name on the waiting list. Let her know the qualities in a dog you are looking for and you will have the first option on the next dog that meets your criteria. The NGWPR coordinators, fosters and the board of directors are sad to have disappointed one of our GWPCA members and personally I know we all would have preferred to place the dog with our GWPCA member, but Heidi felt that she had to be fair and do the right thing. We hope everyone can understand.

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DNA CLINIC

DNA Clinic

Requirement for 2014 GWPCA Nationals In 2013 the GWPCA board made the historic decision to require a DNA number for the National Specialty and National Field Event entries for any dog 2 years of age or older. This decision goes into effect with the upcoming 2014 Nationals and is in-line with many other AKC pointing dog parent clubs that already require DNA for their national events. We know this new requirement could be an inconvenience for many participants but we hope you see the benefits of this new directive. To help ease the financial burden and to make DNA test kits readily available to all GWP owners the GWPCA has an agreement with the AKC to offer a discounted DNA clinic. For a limited time only you can purchase DNA test kits for a discounted price of $35.00, this is $10.00 off the normal retail price of $45.00 found on the AKC website. Please complete the attached order form and get your DNA test kit today. The deadline to receive this discount is June 1st.

A DNA number is required on the entry form for the following events held at the GWPCA Nationals.

The DNA Kit Order Form can be found online www.gwpca.com/Forms/AKCDNAKits%20 OrderForm.pdf Note: All order forms and payments will be mailed to Angie Johnson at 1450 Marker Rd., Polk City, FL 33868. Once 15 test kits have been received a packet will be sent to the AKC to render payments and to mail DNA test kits directly to individuals from the AKC. The last order can be placed on June 1, 2014. The AKC has a 6 week turn-around once the completed DNA test is mailed to them. Since these are prepaid test kits the completed sample submission form with the sample must be returned.

National Specialty for dogs 2 years or older.* Regional Specialty for dogs 2 years or older. * National FT Events for dogs 2 years or older** National Hunt Test Event for dogs 2 years or older The following events are exempt ·

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*The DNA requirement is for all Specialty entries National weekend, regular or nonregular classes, as well as sweepstakes **The DNA requirement is by age not by National FT stake or HT level. For questions concerning the DNA Clinic Contact: Angie Johnson angiehef@aol.com www.GWPCA.com 407.466.3554

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Whelp Help: When assistance is needed By Karen Potter, DVM Whether you’re just getting ready to have your first litter or you are an experienced breeder of 25 years, whelping a litter is a stressful time. We all worry that our bitch may require assistance at some point through the delivery. Knowing when that assistance is needed and to what extent can save a dam and litter from what could be a very unfortunate and devastating situation. Stages of Labor A bitch’s due date is 63 days from ovulation. Labor begins after the progesterone level drops below 2 ng/ml. This drop in progesterone will also cause the bitches temperature to drop below 99 degrees F. This drop in temperature will be seen in 85% to 90% of bitches. When the temperature drops, labor will begin in 10 to 24 hours. The stages of labor can be broken into three parts. The first stage of labor begins with regular small contractions with increasing frequency. During this period of time the behavior of bitch will change. She may nest, become restless, separate herself from other activity, lose her appetite and occasionally vomit. This stage of labor last between 10 to 24 hours and during this time the cervix dilates.

The second stage is the process by which puppies are actually delivered and is characterized by strong, controlled abdominal contractions. A puppy should be delivered every 10 to 60 minutes through the delivery of the litter. Puppies are born in amniotic tissues. Once the puppy is expelled, assistance may be needed to ensure that the tissues are removed from their airways. A bulb syringe may be used to gently suck fluid from the nostrils and throat. The umbilical cord should be tied approximately 1 inch from the body and coated with tincture of iodine. Stage three of labor is the delivery of the placenta. The placenta may be delivered with the puppy still attached by the umbilical cord or unattached after the puppy has been born. In normal whelping, a bitch will alternate between stages 2 and 3 until all the puppies and placentae have been delivered. Allowing puppies to nurse between deliveries will cause a release in oxytocin, which will promote uterine contractions and increase milk let down. It is best to move puppies into a separate warm box during subsequent deliveries so they are not injured during the deliveries of their siblings. Before Whelping A quiet whelping area with a whelping box will need to be prepared prior to a bitch beginning to whelp. It is best to allow the bitch to become comfortable in this area. With the variety of whelping boxes and set ups, it is impossible to cover them all. There are many that work well. The best is to have something that can be disinfected (non-porous), has the ability to have a heating element of some kind and has a safety rail (pig rail). The safety rail prevents a dam from accidentally laying on a puppy. There are many homemade and commercial whelping boxes and everyone will find the box that works best for them. It is recommended that you begin taking your bitch’s temperature approximately 5 to 7 days prior to her expected whelp date. Taking her temperature morning and night will give you an accurate idea of her normal temperature. A temperature drop below 99 degrees F is a good indicator of delivery in the next 24 hours. Remember, this temperature drop will not occur in all bitches.

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It never hurts to alert your veterinarian to your bitch’s upcoming whelp date. This helps for the clinic to be prepared in the case that you need their assistance. This may be especially important if you work with a smaller

H E A LT H F O R U M veterinary clinic that may need to call in help to resuscitate puppies if a c-section is warranted. A whelping supply kit is a must have before the delivery of the first puppy. The following list is a beginning and you will find additional supplies that you will want to have in your own personal kit. •

Your veterinarian’s phone number and the number of the closest emergency clinic if your veterinarian does not take evening emergencies.

Towels and blankets

Small box with a warm water bottle or warm rice sock for puppies while additional puppies are being whelped

Paper and Pen (or whatever record keeping method you use)

Small scale for weights

Thermometer

Latex gloves

Lubricant

Gentle antiseptic soap

Hemostats

Scissors

Suture or dental floss (for umbilical cords)

Iodine (for umbilical cords)

Bulb syringe

Puppy supplement kit – bottle, formula, eye dropper, etc

In no way is this everything that you will need. These are the bare necessities to assist in whelping. When does she need help? There are some key signs as to when a bitch needs assistance with her whelping. Most of these are emergencies and it is best to contact a veterinarian and be ready to travel to their clinic for assistance. When you arrive at the clinic an examination will be performed in order to assess the situation. This will include an overall physical exam, a vaginal exam to check for the presence of a puppy, radiographs to check for puppy size and positioning and possibly oxytocin to increase uterine contractions if warranted. From these findings, they will determine whether it is time for a c-section or if more conservative assistance will still deliver healthy puppies. If any of these situations occur, contact a veterinarian immediately: •

Your bitch is past her expected due date – A phone

Include bottles and formula for supplementing puppies in your Whelping Supply Kit. consult or check in with your veterinarian will not hurt and can confirm that the puppies are not in distress. •

Temperature drops below 99 degrees F (and stays low) and no signs of going into labor in 24 hours

Green discharge PRIOR to the first puppy (after the first puppy this is a normal color for the discharge)

Strong contractions with no puppy for more than 20 minutes

Greater than 2 hours between the delivery of puppies

There appears to be a puppy stuck in the birth canal that you cannot assist in delivering

Any sign of distress beyond that of normal contractions

Any sign that your bitch is getting ill (extreme lethargy, pale color to her gums, etc)

Your bitch stops active labor but you still believe there are additional puppies.

If at any time you feel things just aren’t right. There are times that you would rather be safe than sorry and while whelping is definitely that situation.

It is important to take extra care during whelping as you must remember that it is not only the puppies that you are responsible for, but also most importantly, your bitch. If you have enough litters you will run into a situation that requires assistance. Not all pregnancies and deliveries are perfect, but with the proper knowledge and support team we can make whelping a happy experience with healthy happy puppies. ©2014 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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House-Training the Resistant Puppy By Diane Turner, AKC STAR Puppy Instructor

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ven the most experienced dog owner is occasionally frustrated by a puppy who just doesn’t seem to understand housetraining. It’s a time-consuming and often expensive endeavor to continually be cleaning up carpets, flooring and crates.

trash bags at strategic places throughout the house. Designate the spot outside that she is use and make certain it is not far from the door. Get some “high-value” treats to use to reward her for going outside in her special spot.

Remember that all puppies are not “created equal.” Some will develop control more quickly than others and though the belief is that girl puppies are easier to train than boys— does not necessarily hold true--often female puppies are slower to develop bladder and sphincter control than the boys. And be patient, puppies may be subject to an occasional accident until they are about six months old.

Put the puppy on a regular schedule. Feed her at the same time each day and adhere to the schedule. Do not free-feed a healthy puppy--to do so will cause her to eliminate at any time, not on schedule. Once the routine is established then learn and remember when she will need to go out.

If the puppy is catching on to other basic obedience and house skills and is learning at an appropriate rate, but housetraining seems to elude her, then a visit to the vet maybe in order. Puppies can develop urinary tract infections. Most often the offending bacteria migrates from feces into the urethra and since the puppy’s immune system is not fully developed an infection can take hold. If the urine has an odd or offensive odor, or there is any clouding of the urine or there is blood in the urine, then bacteria is likely present and you need to get the puppy to the vet immediately. If the puppy is on a deworming schedule, yet you notice explosive diarrhea or watery stools then Giardia may be present. Even with a stool analysis, Giardia is not always easily diagnosed but once it is determined, the cure is usually simple. Coccidia can cause stools to have blood or mucous. Most adult dogs have coccidia in their intestinal systems and it can be transferred to the puppies from the mother. If your puppy has anything other than firm stools, then a trip to the vet is imperative. Once it is determined that the puppy is healthy and has no medical problems that could contribute to the housetraining problems, begin by committing yourself to the house training routine. You absolutely must be committed. Even puppies who are destined to be outside dogs should understand the concept of not soiling inside. You can’t postpone it – the older a puppy is when house training begins, the more difficult it is and the longer it takes. Once you have made that commitment, then get prepared -- place cleaning supplies, paper towels and 24

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Use the puppy’s natural denning instinct to help. Dogs will keep their sleeping places clean so use a crate or a small exercise pen to confine the puppy when you cannot watch her. If you intend to allow the puppy to be free in the house then keep her in sight every minute. The goal is prevent her from soiling the house, not allowing it and then cleaning it up! Place the puppy’s crate next to your bed at night. In the evening just as you are getting ready for bed, take her outside. Even if she is already asleep in her crate, awaken her, and carry her outside. Allowing her to walk to the door may result in a “squat and pee” and remember the goal is to prevent her from soiling the house. If the puppy whines or cries during the night – get up and take her out! If you don’t and she does – you just taught her it’s okay to soil her crate. The minute you

S PE C I A L F E AT U R E awaken in the morning, get up and carry her outside. As she develops more control you will be able to forego carrying her outside. If the puppy is too heavy to carry, then keep a lead handy—that way she can’t escape and run behind the chair as you try to get her outside.

as you move about the house. Not only will this help you keep an eye on her for signs she needs to go out, but it will help her get used to many of those scary things around the house. Once the puppy is more reliable you can forego the cord and just encourage her to come along with you.

Working away from home, brings special problems when you have a puppy who is resisting house training. The rule for leaving a dog in a crate is that no adult dog should be left in a crate more than three hours without a break. The time in a crate should be far less for a puppy. That means you may need to come home on your breaks and at lunch or you may need hire a dog-walker, or ask a neighbor or a family member to stop in three times a day and take the puppy outside. Each time the puppy must soil her crate or pen because she did not get out, she unlearns the behavior you have worked so hard to encourage. If weather and safety permit, then leaving the puppy in a secured outside run may be a better choice.

If you catch the puppy in the middle of urinating in the wrong place, you can use a firm “no,” then hurry in, pick her up and carry her out to her designated spot. Most puppies can stop the flow if interrupted and can hold it until placed on the ground. However, if you catch her pooping – best let her finish, then take her right out. Most likely she will not be able to stop and it will just make a bigger mess if you interrupt. Make certain you have the “high-value” treats in a place that you can grab a few on your way out. Each time the puppy finishes her business in her designated spot praise her with a happy voice and reward her with one of her special treats.

When you have a resistant puppy, you may find the use of an umbilical cord helpful. When you are working around the house, attach a light lead or cord to the puppy’s collar and then to your belt loop or tie it around your waist and let the puppy accompany you

There are those pups that just seem to take longer to train and house-training a resistant pup does take more effort, consistency and dedication on the part of the owner, but like any other aspect of dog training, the time and effort spent will determine the rewards.

Pet Partners – Fly’s Busy Life I’m enjoying my two first-graders who read to me. This week I learned so much and so did my mom, Ann. The first little boy who read to us is named Liam. After reading, Liam and Mom played hangman. Liam got to pick the words. He chose two words, one had five letters and the other had three. My mom got the first word—“three”—without much trouble. Liam told her that the second word was also a number so she kept guessing new letters but no blanks were getting filled. Finally she was HUNG. She asked Liam what the word was and he filled in the blanks, WON! Mom chuckled then explained to Liam that the number one was spelled “ONE.” He had the biggest grin on his face and when we got back to his classroom, he told his teacher that he had hung me.! I wanted to protest, but who could take away his fun? Our second first-grader told us all about his Halloween experience and how much candy he had gotten. He told us that his mother has a Halloween rule. If he eats candy, instead of brushing his teeth he has to say his ABCs four times instead of just twice. So this morning my dad, Terry, was brushing his teeth and I heard him saying the ABCs. Maybe I should learn to say them too. We read in the school library. This week, there were two classrooms having their library experience at the same time. The noise was disturbing and disruptive. Ely, a yellow lab, who is also a reading dog and I were both restless. But Ely actually did something BAD—he jumped up on the table next to ours. I was tempted to jump up too, because I never like to be outdone, but I saw Mom’s look and quickly decided that was not something I should do. Until Next Time,

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Pedigrees – The Key to Breeding Great Dogs By Ann Duffin

What is a pedigree? It is a family tree. A most useful pedigree goes back at least five generations. It really holds the key to many of your dog’s traits and many things helpful when you consider breeding. Recently I spoke with Barbara J. Andrews publisher of the internet site The Dog Place.org and the author of Reading Pedigrees: A Lost Art which is a great article about pedigrees. Barbara stated that, “Knowing how to read a pedigree enables breeders to select for reproducible health, longevity, genotype and phenotype. Pedigrees are much more than names on a piece of paper. To top breeders, pedigree analysis is more important than DNA because a top breeder can “read” genetic soundness.” A pretty dog is a goal of most breeders, or it should be and a breeder needs to know what is behind that “pretty dog.” Behind that cover is the family tree that built the dog. From the pedigree one can learn so much about temperaments, coats, color, drive, trainability, size, mismarkings, and conformation. One should be familiar with the kennel names in the pedigree. Accomplished dogs make predictability better. But you need to learn about the personalities of the parents and grandparents. There should be titles other than a conformation championship. Success in the conformation ring is subjective and we all have had the experience of seeing a not-so-great dog handled by a well-known professional 28

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handler win. Conformation success can also be obtained by simply entering a dog over and over – odds are that eventually some judge will put the dog up. But other desired titles, such as field, obedience, therapy and agility titles are much less subjective and more difficult to obtain. Those titles tell us something about the dog’s talent, trainability and personality. Andrews reminds us that, “First, accept the fact that names on the pedigree tell you nothing unless you’ve seen at least half of the first 14 dogs. If a dog is “repeated”, i.e., appears more than once, pay particular attention and research that dog. If you haven’t actually observed the dog in person, try to get a video. Photos are better than nothing but be aware that digital retouching is common today and can erase the very fault you are trying to eliminate from your breeding program.” Phenotypic traits are the things we see represented when we look at a dog or watch a dog move. These determine things like sex, size, frame, muscling, coat color, eye color, temperament and trainability. The genotype traits are the genetic codings that are often unseen-- hidden within the dog’s DNA and may not be expressed in the parents, but may be passed onto the progeny (off-spring). These are often recessive traits that when combined with another dog carrying the same traits may be expressed in the litter—examples include seizures, hernias, hip dysplasia, eye problems, bleeding disorders and cryptorchidism (un-descended testicles), bite abnormalities and other unwanted characteristics.

F E AT U R E A RT I C L E The dominant genes in the pedigree usually show up in the parents and grandparents, but not always. By the third or fourth generation one can generally see the genetic evidence of thoughtful line-breeding. According to Andrews, “A dominant, line-bred, great-grandsire repeated on the pedigree can contribute as much as one of the first 6 dogs.” If that dog is a mediocre dog and is used repeatedly, that can be bad news. Often today because of convenience and /or economic reasons, breedings take place but the breedings are not chosen by studying the genetics involved. As a breeder, one of the most difficult things I must do is to be objective about my bitch’s qualities, then I must figure out how to improve on those qualities. Next, I must honestly evaluate her weaknesses. Then I begin searching for the stud that will “improve” those traits and characteristics I feel are worthwhile. After being actively involved in our breed for 35 years, I’ve learned that there are certain lines that will mostly likely not help me with the area or areas that I want to improve. For the person new to breeding finding the information necessary can be difficult. The GWPCA has published yearbooks in the past and back issues are available. Currently, if you go to the GWPCA website and click on the “Honors” button at the top, then when the page comes up, click on one of the categories and scroll down there are photos of some past dogs of distinction in each venue. If a person thinking about breeding a litter is truly interested, almost all breeders who are currently active or have been active in the past will be helpful. Most are

knowledgeable and will answer your questions honestly. A novice can learn a great deal from these breeders. In fact, years ago it was the more experienced breeders who taught me the importance of researching the dogs that I wanted to use. In her article, Andrews concludes, “A compatible pedigree means that neither sire nor dam share the same fault either visibly (dominant) or hidden in their genes (recessive). Ideally, both would be dominant for the most important features of breed type and/ or soundness. Do not mistake compatibility as being “from the same bloodline” because frankly, very few real bloodlines exist today. Anyone can get lucky once or even twice. Before you buy into a bloodline, you need to slow down and take a good look at the road ahead. You must have a readable map (pedigree) because there’s no shortcut. “Forget the scenery, see the dogs and apply what you’ve learned into structuring a pedigree that will last as long as that overpass ahead!” Ann Duffin and husband Terry, have been active in the breed for 35 years. They breed under the suffix “Von Duffin” and many dogs today have a “Von Duffin” dog in their past. Ann has studied GWP pedigrees for many years and offers her help in locating information needed by our newer members who are considering breeding a litter. The Duffins live in Bend, OR and can be contacted by phone at 541-330-6044 or by e-mail at gr8gwp@yahoo. com.

We Remember Joan Paredes By Diane Turner

Montana artist Joan Paredes loved animals and enjoyed drawing or painting their likeness since she was young. After her retirement from a career as an English instructor for the US Air Force, Joan devoted full-time energy to her artwork. Though Joan was a Belgian Tervuren person, she had a soft spot in her heart for sporting dogs–especially English Cockers and GWPs. Joan’s sister Beth McKinney, a well-respected English Cocker breeder and AKC judge, preceded Joan in death. Joan was the Montana foster for National GWP Rescue, Inc. and doanted her time and talent to contribute the pastel drawings of the rescue dogs for the 2011 NGWPR Calendar and of those NGWPR dogs chosen for a series of note cards.

Because of her love of dogs, Joan was able to artistically capture the individual character and unique beauty of each of her subjects. Joan was a member of Studio 706, a Great Falls artists’ guild and of the Great Falls Art Association. Joan usually had a booth at local dog shows and pleased many an exhibitor with her graphite and pastel portraits of their dogs. Joan was an active member of the Great Falls Dog Training Club. Joan died unexpectedly on January 31, 2014 and is missed by all who love her.

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AKC New Titles October – December 2013 Compiled by Lori Sargent CHAMPION CH Caramel Heywire Lookout Honey Glazed At Hilltop (B) SR73690901 (10/13/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Caramel ‘N Heywire’s Mocha Sorbet At Sk; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & James Witt & Helen Witt & Judy Cheshire; Owner: Betty Stroh & Audrey H Meinke

GRAND CHAMPION GCH CH Claddagh’s Dual Citizen At Hirsch JH (B) SR75625301 (10/6/13) by CH Claddaghnripsnorter’s Back’N Badger TDX MH JHR CGC x CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH; Breeder: Courtney VogelBastian & William Bastian; Owner: Catherine Ryan

BEGINNER NOVICE OBEDIENCE CH Reece Afterhours In The Eye Of The Storm BN RN (D) SR59437103 (10/4/13) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christi Chism & Angie Johnson; Owner: Linda C Eidemiller & John H Eidemiller

CH Kimmax Bourbon (D) SR76067801 (10/4/13) by Uri Vom Liether-Moor x Joschi Iii Del Zeffiro At Kimmax; Breeder: Peter McCullough; Owner: Una Jane Russell

GCH CH Heywire’s Don’T Look Now JH (D) SR61537101 (11/22/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Steven Kreuser & Bernee Brawn & Elizabeth Kreuser

CH Geronimo’s First ‘N Line Calypso BN (B) SR37303603 (11/17/13) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH Geronimo’s Cheyenne Bronco; Breeder: Gary Steffes & Laura Myles & Joann Steffes; Owner: Carol B Calahan

CH Lookout’s Caramel’Nheywire America Runs On (D) SR73690902 (10/5/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Caramel ‘N Heywire’s Mocha Sorbet At Sk; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & James Witt & Helen Witt & Judy Cheshire; Owner: James Witt & Helen Witt CH Lookout’s Pointing The Way (B) SR68471403 (10/3/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH; Breeder: James Witt & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian & William Bastian & Helen Witt; Owner: Philip Stanger CH Reece Afterhours Periwinkle (B) SR72901403 (10/5/13) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH; Breeder: Angie Johnson & Christi Chism & Mary-Lynn K Jensen Ph.D. & Michael R Johnson; Owner: Beverly Blanchard CH Fouroaksfarms Bangzoom Straighttoothemoon JH (B) SR71835202 (11/14/13) by CH Scotian’s Xtra Postage JH x CH Aimn Hi Scotian Ghostdance JH; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo & Robert Rein; Owner: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo & Robert Rein CH Moruada Affair To Remember (B) SR72205601 (11/15/13) by CH Mountain View National Affair With Rlb JH x Moruada Madame Mimi; Breeder: S H Wright; Owner: D James & S H Wright CH Scotian Too Much Information @ Avanti (D) SR71835201 (12/8/13) by CH Scotian’s Xtra Postage JH x CH Aimn Hi Scotian Ghostdance JH; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo & Robert Rein; Owner: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo CH Wirewick Wi-Fi Hot Dot JH (B) SR74129502 (12/10/13) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x GCH CH Afterhours Trickeration JH; Breeder: Robert Wickes D.V.M. & Christi Chism & Christine Whitmore & Marion Hancock; Owner: Robert Wickes & Marion Hancock

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GCH CH Weidenhugel Luca V Sep JH (D) SR69059901 (11/10/13) by DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Scotian Xtra Time RN; Breeder: Cynthia Heiller D.V.M.; Owner: Frank Ely & Patti Ely GCH CH Wirewick Dalliance JH (B) SR74129501 (12/11/13) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x GCH CH Afterhours Trickeration JH; Breeder: Robert Wickes D.V.M. & Christi Chism & Christine Whitmore & Marion Hancock; Owner: Robert Wickes D.V.M. NATIONAL FIELD CHAMPION NFC NGDC FC Brillows Big Wild Western (D) SR62229501 (10/7/13) by Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show; Breeder: Rhonda Haukoos; Owner: Rhonda Haukoos NATIONAL AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION NAFC FC AFC Bigoaks Sweet Thing (B) SR62229504 (10/7/13) by by Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show; Breeder: Rhonda Haukoos; Owner: Vern Grimslid FIELD CHAMPION NAFC FC AFC Bigoaks Sweet Thing (B) SR62229504 (10/7/13) by by Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show; Breeder: Rhonda Haukoos; Owner: Vern Grimslid AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION NAFC FC AFC Bigoaks Sweet Thing (B) SR62229504 (10/7/13) by by Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show; Breeder: Rhonda Haukoos; Owner: Vern Grimslid DC AFC Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire (B) SR38315801 (12/7/13) by CH Sure Shot’s Rock On JH x DC AFC Sure Shot’s Wide Open Spaces; Breeder: Doug Ljungren & Judy Cheshire; Owner: Penny Ljungren

Hh Lookout Ironshoe’s Fieldstorm BN RN (D) SR69016403 (11/23/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Rlb’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH; Breeder: Edwin Shupp & Joyce Wilkinson & James Witt; Owner: Maryann Cummings Reece’s Razzle Dazzle BN RN CGC (B) SR72733304 (12/7/13) by CH Afterhours Reece Flying Solo JH x CH J an J After Hours Dana JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Lorraine Leal & Orlando Leal COMPANION DOG CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look CD BN JH OA OAJ NF (B) SR61537110 (11/22/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Lee Friess & Jennifer Jacobs OBEDIENCE MASTER 3 MACH Jed’s Sf Blue Belle UDX2 OM3 RE SH MXS MJS NF T2B2 (B) SR48693303 (11/24/13) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock RALLY NOVICE CH Red Barn’s Here To Stay RN MH (B) SR45736607 (10/5/13) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Schnellberg’s Live Wire SH; Breeder: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle; Owner: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle CH Reece Afterhours In The Eye Of The Storm BN RN (D) SR59437103 (10/4/13) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christi Chism & Angie Johnson; Owner: Linda C Eidemiller & John H Eidemiller

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RALLY NOVICE (Con’t) Reece Tale Of Beren And Luthien RN (D) SR72733305 (10/6/13) CH Afterhours Reece Flying Solo JH x CH J an J After Hours Dana JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Rosey Kelley Fox Hill’s Highleah RN (B) SR63099004 (11/23/13) by Hidden Springs Farm Treborwolf Kenly x Hidden Springs Farm Von Meia; Breeder: Kathy Broadway; Owner: Stephanie C Shafer Fox Hill’s Lizajane RN FDCH (B) SR52537802 (11/23/13) by Shasta Otto Man x Heart River Naughty But Nice; Breeder: Michelle Pool; Owner: Stephanie Shafer Hh Lookout Ironshoe’s Fieldstorm RN (D) SR69016403 (11/22/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Rlb’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH; Breeder: Edwin Shupp & Joyce Wilkinson & James Witt; Owner: Maryann Cummings CH Jay-Mar’s Too Hot To Handle RN JH (B) SR38004503 (11/3/13) by CH Cynisters Coffin Keeper x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Craig Troncale & Leslie Troncale; Owner: Nickol Litwin & Craig Troncale & Leslie Troncale Gp’s Lost Shaker Of Salt RN (D) SR68248608 (12/13/13) by GCH CH Mountain View National Acclaim x Jerelin’s Dancin With The Stars CD RE; Breeder: Debra Galan; Owner: Debra Galan Jerelin’s Blame It On The Moon BN RN JH NA NAJ (B) SR60634201 (12/13/13) by CH Jerelin’s Fly Me To The Moon MH x CH Jerelin’s Justa Pat Hand MH; Breeder: Linda H Krepak & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Linda H Krepak RALLY EXCELLENT CH Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy At Reece BN RE JH CA (B) SR61537107 (10/20/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Joni Cornell & Audrey Meinke & Angela E Johnson & Alexis Cornell TRACKING DOG Andreas Vom Merkel CD TD (D) SR76398401 (10/13/13) by Jax Vom Fuchsfluesschen x Alela Vom Seeblick; Breeder: Gerald Merkel; Owner: Jorge Fleming JUNIOR HUNTER Aimn Hi Rip It Up Buck JH (D) SR61717304 (10/27/13) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x CH Devata Rip It Up At Scotia; Breeder: Jim Isom & Carolyn V Isom; Owner: Christopher Emberton

Andreas Vom Merkel CD TD JH (D) SR76398401 (10/20/13) by Jax Vom Fuchsfluesschen x Alela Vom Seeblick; Breeder: Gerald Merkel; Owner: Jorge Fleming Brillows Justa Breakin All The Rules JH (D) SR74160704 (10/27/13) by NFC NGDC FC Brillows Big Wild Western x Hellbenders Justa Monster Mash; Breeder: Bernee Brawn; Owner: Tammy Jo DeMarco & Ashton Vail Davis Go Backwoods Baron JH (D) SR56402002 (10/7/13) by Jensen’s Super Seger x Red’s Mrs Annie; Breeder: David Moore; Owner: Dr. Gavin C O’Connor & Dawn O’Connor Go Celtic Cascade JH (B) SR72149507 (10/8/13) by Thunderhills Black Muddy River SH x Geronimo’s Gleaming Silhouette; Breeder: Dan Pollreisz & Michele Pollreisz; Owner: Gavin C. O’Connor & Dawn O’Connor Koko Rooster Ripper JH (B) SR67193606 (10/6/13) by Rocky Vom Keller JH x Little V Keller; Breeder: Kevin Keller & Samantha Keller; Owner: Arthur Roberts Reece Tempest Geaux For Glory JH (B) SR72733301 (10/20/13) by CH Afterhours Reece Flying Solo JH x CH J an J After Hours Dana JH; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Deanna Donohue & Angela E Johnson & Belinda Delaby & Billy Rodriguez Wirewick Angel Whiskey JH (B) SR74129504 (10/20/13) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x GCH CH Afterhours Trickeration JH; Breeder: Robert Wickes D.V.M. & Christi Chism & Christine Whitmore & Marion Hancock; Owner: Lance Micklitsch CH Wirewick Dalliance JH (B) SR74129501 (10/27/13) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x GCH CH Afterhours Trickeration JH; Breeder: Robert Wickes D.V.M. & Christi Chism & Christine Whitmore & Marion Hancock; Owner: Robert Wickes D.V.M. Zeke Max Von Strauss JH (D) SR75294809 (10/6/13) by CH Thunderhills Zeke Von Strauss x Griffs Quasie Lady MH; Breeder: Dan Griffith; Owner: John Antonetti Wirewick Wi-Fi Hot Dot JH (B) SR74129502 (11/16/13) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x GCH CH Afterhours Trickeration JH; Breeder: Robert Wickes D.V.M. & Christi Chism & Christine Whitmore & Marion Hancock; Owner: Robert Wickes & Marion Hancock

GCH CH Heywire ‘N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over JH (B) SR61537108 (12/8/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Pam Kincaid & Larry Kincaid & Bernee Brawn NOVICE AGILITY Jerelin’s Blame It On The Moon BN JH NA (B) SR60634201 (10/5/13) by CH Jerelin’s Fly Me To The Moon MH x CH Jerelin’s Justa Pat Hand MH; Breeder: Linda H Krepak & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Linda H Krepak NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER Deutsch Dually’s Delta Athenia OA NAJ (B) SR60788604 (10/20/13) by Deutsch Dually’s Alwheel Drive x Windswepts Charlotte Express; Breeder: Mark Krueger; Owner: Peggy Weigle Jerelin’s Blame It On The Moon BN JH NA NAJ (B) SR60634201 (10/19/13) by CH Jerelin’s Fly Me To The Moon MH x CH Jerelin’s Justa Pat Hand MH; Breeder: Linda H Krepak & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Linda H Krepak OPEN AGILITY CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look BN JH OA OAJ (B) SR61537110 (10/27/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Lee Friess & Jennifer Jacobs EXCELLENT AGILITY Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE AX AXJ XF (D) SR53690103 (12/1/13) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch

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NEW TITLES AGILITY FAST NOVICE CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look CD BN JH OA OAJ NF (B) SR61537110 (11/22/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Lee Friess & Jennifer Jacobs

MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT PREFERRED 5 CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP5 MXPS MJP3 MJPB PAX XF MFP T2BP3 (B) SR11401304 (11/10/13) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Scotian Northern Light JH NA NAJ; Breeder: Stephanie Rainwater & Jack Rainwater & Laura Reeves; Owner: Shannon L Jackson

MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION CH MACH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MXS MJS CGC (D) SR26011907 (12/8/13) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH Jay-Mar’s All That Glitters; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Donald J Anderson & Audree J Anderson

NOVICE/OPEN BARN HUNT Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE TDX MH JHR RATN (B) SR101641106 by Chump Changes Nothin To Lose x Iffy Von Camp; Breeder: Clarke Campbell; Owner: Carol A Cagle & Tommy B Cagle

MASTER SILVER JUMPER CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MX MXS MXJ MJS CGC (D) SR26011907 (10/12/13) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH Jay-Mar’s All That Glitters; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Donald J Anderson & Audree J Anderson MASTER GOLD AGILITY CH MACH2 Scotian Whiskey River MXG MJG (B) SR35640805 (11/17/13) by CH Wildacres Boxcar Willie SH x CH Scotian Jetset’s Dreamcatcher; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Carolyn V Isom & Jane Bonaccorso; Owner: Chris Eberhardt & Laura Reeves AGILITY MASTER FAST EXCELLENT PREFERRED CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP4 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX XF MFP T2BP3 (B) SR11401304 (10/27/13) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Scotian Northern Light JH NA NAJ; Breeder: Stephanie Rainwater & Jack Rainwater & Laura Reeves; Owner: Shannon L Jackson

MASTER SILVER AGILITY PREFERRED CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP5 MXPS MJP3 MJPB PAX XF MFP T2BP3 (B) SR11401304 (11/10/13) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Scotian Northern Light JH NA NAJ; Breeder: Stephanie Rainwater & Jack Rainwater & Laura Reeves; Owner: Shannon L Jackson CANNE GOOD CITIZEN Ebbtide’s Black Knight Of Kenai JH CGC (D) SR71849503 (10/12/13) by Kimmax Camus MH x CH Ebbtide’s From The Ashes; Breeder: Garnett Persinger & Howard Huber III; Owner: Jenny Cope & Kenneth Gates McGlone Pilots Onie Trigger CGC (D) SR67117303 (10/29/13) by FC Final Approach x Bakkers Marley Riley Onie: Breeder: Gregg Bakker; Owner: Robert McGlone CH Ayla V.D. Sonnenberg CGC (B) SR07352401 (8/24/13) by Valdez Ii V.D. Wissower Klinken x Ronja V.D. Lonsbirke; Breeder: Hartmut Luhrmann; Owner: Eva S Wiseman

Nuthatch’s Ima Jaeger Meister CGC (D) SR80014801 (10/19/13) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x Darnelle’s Makin’ U A Believer; Breeder: Heather Brennan; Owner: Becky Ludwig & Devan Kuether CH Reece Afterhours Periwinkle CGC (B) SR72901403 (6/22/13) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH; Breeder: Angie Johnson & Christi Chism & MaryLynn K Jensen Ph.D. & Michael R Johnson; Owner: Beverly Blanchard Afterhour’s Corned Beef’ N Kraut On Rye CGC (D) SR78588102 (11/11/13) by CH Afterhours Reece Flying Solo JH x Afterhour’s Best Of Both Worlds; Breeder: Alexis Chism & Christi Chism & Allison Chism; Owner: Kevin Bechtel & Douglas Parkinson Afterhours Flew The Coop CGC (D) SR60160507 (11/11/13) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Douglas Parkinson & Kevin Bechtel CH Inverness Odin CGC (D) SR45135308 (9/13/13) by Tazmanian Mike Call Me Ike JH x CH Inverness Earendil; Breeder: Laura Myles & Dan Staber; Owner: Laura Myles CH Inverness Undefined Grace CGC (B) SR62124804 (9/13/13) by CH Inverness Odin CGC x CH Inverness Mica JH; Breeder: Laura Myles & Jehnet Carlson; Owner: Laura Myles Treiben’s Avery Huettl CGC (B) SR73284802 (11/20/13) by Treiben’s Jager Franklin x Ummi V Den Drei Teufeln; Breeder: Michael L Autrey & Ronna L Autrey; Owner: Kathleen Huettl

2013 Final BIS/Group Competition 2013 FINAL BIS/Group Competition

These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2013 as reported on the AKC website (www.akc.org). The number following each entry represents the number of BIS, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 (left to right) placements for the calendar year – compiled by Lori Sargent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GCH Mt. View Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – C. Wisch/K. Wisch GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch GCH Heywire ‘N Highfields Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid/B. Brawn GCH Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told (B) – L. Minnick/A. Resnick CH Daybreak’s Morning Blend (D) – J&K Lokin/D. Phillips CH H&H Lookout Celtic Field of Vision (B) – J&M Boyd/J. Witt/E. Shupp CH Willamette’s Bess Be Scout’n (B) – S&J Sprinkle GCH Darnelle’s Makin’ the Shot (D) – J Herrera/D Pusateri/L Napoli CH Hawk Haven’s Go Daddy’s Girl (B) – P&N Paduch CH Wirewick Dalliance (B) – R. Wickes GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson

2013 Breed Point Competition

25,949 – 22/41/1/1/0 6,837 – 2/12/9/6/10 2,355 – 1/1/3/6/5 1,058 – 0/0/3/5/4 225 – 0/0/0/0/2 220 – 0/0/0/3/1 220 – 0/0/0/0/2 184 – 0/0/1/0/0 133 – 0/0/0/0/1 113 – 0/1/0/0/0 80 – 0/0/0/1/0

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7. 8. 9. 10.

CH Willamette’s Bess Be Scout’n (B) – S&J Sprinkle GCH Darnelle’s Makin’ the Shot (D) – J Herrera/D Pusateri/L Napoli CH Hawk Haven’s Go Daddy’s Girl (B) – P&N Paduch CH Wirewick Dalliance (B) – R. Wickes GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson

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2013 Breed Point Competition

These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2013 as reported on the AKC website (www.akc.org). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch GCH Mt. View Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – V. Malzoni GCH Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told (B) – L. Minnick/A. Resnick GCH Neudorf’s Cool Hand Luke Afterhours (D) – F. Newirth/C. Whitmore GCH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler JH (D) – A. Summerfield/G. Persinger/H. Huber/F. Funderburk GCH Heywire ‘N Highfields Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid/B. Brawn GCH Aimn Hi Jet Stream SH CGC (B) – K&L Gunnarson GCH Geronimo’s Goddess V Dazzle (B) – L. Myles/J. Steffes CH H&H Lookout Celtic Field of Vision JH (B) – J&M Boyd/J. Witt/E. Shupp GCH HH Lookout’s Cherryfield (B) – S. Oehlers

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These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2013 as reported on the Dog Show Scores website (www.dogshowscores.com) – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. BEGINNING NOVICE 1. CH Reece Afterhours In the Eye of the Storm BN – L&J Eidemiller 2. Reece Afterhours RKM Tempest Win One for the Gipper RN BN – A. Johnson/C Whitmore/K Marks/B DeLaby 3. CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look JH NA OAJ BN CD – L. Friess/J. Jacobs HH Lookout Ironshoe’s Fieldstorm BN – M. Cummings 4. CH Geronimo’s First ‘N Line Calypso BN – C. Calahan 5. Jerelin’s Blame It on the Moon BN JH – L. Krepak 6. Rohan Vom Treborwolf BN– M. Rounds 7. CH Reece Afterhours N Dusty Steele N Thyme JH CA BN – J&A Cornell/A Johnson 8. Reece’s Razzle Dazzle RN BN CGC – L&O Leal 9. CH Harvest Meadow’s Singin Gerdie Bird RN JH – L. Minnick 10. CH Windswept’s Justa Firestarter SH RN – M&L Sargent/B. Brawn

583.0 582.0 579.5 579.5 576.5 575.0 564.5 559.0 552.5 378.0 377.0

NOVICE 1. Afterhours Edged Weapon VCD1 TD OA OAJ CDX – D. Cutter 2. CH Heywire N Justa’s Look Who’s Talkin’ CD – S. Finkel 3. CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look JH NA OAJ BN CD – L. Friess/J. Jacobs 4. I Spy Mischief and No Good BN CD – D&S McNamara 5. CH Tumalo’s Gus RA – M. Brown 6. Cooper CD RN – C&B Gross 7. Andreas Vom Merkel CD – J. Fleming 8. Andra V Argos CD RE – P. Menotti 9. Jerelin’s Nacote of Mill Pond BN RN JH CGC – S. Kerzner 10. DC AFC Wireswest Mardi Gras MHA – M. Eden

591.5 580.0 563.5 560.5 363.0 360.0 188.5 187.5 184.5 182.5

GRADUATE NOVICE 1. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again CD BN RE NAJ NF – J. Rowley

354.5

OPEN 1. MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MJS NF T2B2 – M&K Braddock 2. CH Drakkar’s RLB He Caught My Eye CDX BN GN RE – D&B Leveque 3. Afterhours Edged Weapon VCD1 TD OA OAJ CDX – D. Cutter 4. OTCH Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX2 OM3 JH – L. Swisher

587.5 578.5 574.0 197.0

UTILITY 1. MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MJS NF T2B2 – M&K Braddock

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Field Top Ten January - December 2013 Field Top Ten January Through December 2013

This field top ten list was compiled by Lynn Sandor in memory of Guy Rezzardi. We trialers lost a very special person when Guy left us. His passion for trialing was undeniable. He was there for us--always willing to help, always finding words & ways to encourage and support us. I miss you, my friend. Field Top Ten Rankings are based on dogs defeated. Please contact Lynn with any comments and/or corrections email: sandorcpa@comcast.net NumDog Name

Owner

Dogs Number of Defeated Placements

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

NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo TimberjacJ & S Williams, OR DC AFC Tumalo Teddy S & J Williams, OR Big Oaks Sweet Thing V Grimslid, WI NFC NGDC FC Brillows Big Wild Wes R Haukoos, IA Snowy River's Tnt Timber Tick B Silcott/M Verdorn DC AFC Cascade Double Barrel G Wickwire/S Satter/R Calkins, O DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire P Ljungren, WA Weidenhugel Kate V Gus C Heiller/K Boyd/L Sandor/M Ede Cascade Mercury Rising J Calkins, OR DC Dual Shot's Behind Bars K & W Yamashita/K Hawkins, OR

254 210 205 202 200 167 166 145 103 94

17 12 14 9 16 16 10 14 7 9

In Combined Senior Gun Dogs a total of 43 GWP's placed 208 times, defeating 2,833 dogs. OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

NFC NGDC FC Brillows Big Wild Wes R Haukoos, IA Big Oaks Sweet Thing V Grimslid, WI DC AFC Tumalo Teddy S & J Williams, OR NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo TimberjacJ & S Williams, OR DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire P Ljungren, WA Snowy River's Tnt Timber Tick B Silcott/M Verdorn NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show R Haukoos, IA Cascade Mercury Rising J Calkins, OR DC AFC Cascade Double Barrel G Wickwire/S Satter/R Calkins, O Weidenhugel Kate V Gus C Heiller/K Boyd/L Sandor/M Ede

197 155 141 139 120 94 91 85 75 68

8 9 7 9 6 7 6 6 6 6

In Open Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 36 GWPs placed 116 times, defeating 1,818 dogs. AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 9 10

NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo TimberjacJ & S Williams, OR Snowy River's Tnt Timber Tick B Silcott/M Verdorn DC Dual Shot's Behind Bars K & W Yamashita/K Hawkins, OR DC AFC Cascade Double Barrel G Wickwire/S Satter/R Calkins, O Weidenhugel Kate V Gus C Heiller/K Boyd/L Sandor/M Ede DC AFC Tumalo Teddy S & J Williams, OR Big Oaks Sweet Thing V Grimslid, WI FC AFC Wingfield's High Cotton D & P Coller, IN DC Sure Shot's Sonora Gone Heywire P Ljungren, WA Scotian Andromeda Galaxy T Lococo, NE

115 106 94 92 77 69 51 51 45 41

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2013 Final Agility Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2013 as reported on Dog Scores website (www.dogshowscores.com) – compiled by Lori Sargent

NOVICE 1. Deutsch Dually’s Delta Athenia OA NAJ – P. Weigle 2. CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look BN JH OA NAJ NF – L. Friess/J. Jacobs 3. Vom Grafenauer’s Fluid in Motion NA NAJ – A. Trotter 4. Jerelin’s Blame It On the Moon BN JH NA– L. Krepak 5. Aimn Hi Dream Weaver – T&C Guschl 6. Reece Afterhours Jax’s Woodland Star RN – L&M Patterson 7. CH Reece Afterhours Pretty is as Pretty Does RN JH – M&A Johnson/C. Whitmore 8. Keippie’s Wolfswiese Braun – R&C Fisher NOVICE FAST 1. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars MX MXJ OF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 2. CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look BN JH OA NAJ NF – L. Friess/J. Jacobs 3. Vom Grafenauer’s Fluid in Motion NA NAJ – A. Trotter 4. CH Paradox SGR Lady Madonna MH OA OAJ – P. Lunde 5. Reece Afterhours Jax’s Woodland Star RN – L&M Patterson OPEN 1. CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look BN JH OA NAJ – L. Friess/J. Jacobs 2. Deutsch Dually’s Delta Athenia OA NAJ – P. Weigle 3. Afterhour’s Joie DeVivre NA AXJ NF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt/C. Chism 4. Newman OA OAJ – E&W Drifka 5. Afterhours Edged Weapon TD OA OAJ – D. Cutter 6. Vom Grafenauer’s Fluid in Motion NA NAJ – A. Trotter OPEN FAST 1. Aspendel’s Hearts on Fire MH OAJ NA OF – P Baak/R Perry/S Ferraro 2. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars AX AXJ NF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 3. MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MXJ MJB NF – M&K Braddock EXCELLENT 1. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE OA AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch 2. Afterhour’s Joie DeVivre NA AXJ NF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt/C. Chism 3. CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look BN JH OA NAJ NF – L. Friess/J. Jacobs 4. Rosie Rocket AX OAJ NF – M. Richard 5. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars MX MXJ OF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 6. Afterhours Edged Weapon TD OA OAJ – D. Cutter EXCELLENT FAST 1. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars MX MXJ OF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 2. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE OA AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch EXCELLENT FAST PREFERRED 1. CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP XF XFP T2BP – S. Jackson 2. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars MX MXJ OF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld MASTER PREFERRED 1. Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF MFB – D&M Rosenblatt 2. CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP XF XFP T2BP – S. Jackson 3. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars MX MXJ OF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld MASTER 1. MACH2 Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA JH MXG MJC XF – A. Trotter 2. Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF MFB – D&M Rosenblatt 3. CH MACH2 Scotian Whiskey River MXG MJG – C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves 4. Rosie Rocket AX AXJ NF – M. Richard 5. MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MXJ MJB NF – M&K Braddock 6. CH Cynister’s Jumpin’ Jack Splash RN MX MXS MXJ MJS CGC – D&A Anderson 7. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE OA AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch 8. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars AX AXJ NF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 9. Jed’s Easy Street JH AX AXJ – E&B Tucker 10. Afterhour’s Joie De Vivre NA AXJ NF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt/C. Chism FAST MASTER PREFERRED 1. CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP XF XFP T2BP – S. Jackson 2. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars MX MXJ OF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld

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Kay’s Kitchen By Kay Gunnarson, Wire~News Food Columnist

One of the best foods nature has to give in Minnesota is wild rice. Wild rice is Minnesota’s State Grain. This highly nutritious grain is not actually rice, but an annual water-grass seed, “zizania aquatica”. Naturally abundant in the cold rivers and lakes of Minnesota and Canada, wild rice was the staple in the diet of the Chippewa and Sioux Indians, native to this region. Wild rice grown on Minnesota state waters is regulated and must be harvested in the traditional Native American way. One must first purchase a license, and then harvest the wild rice during state regulated seasons. The rice must be harvested from a canoe, utilizing only a pole for power and two rice beater sticks as flails to knock the mature seeds into the bottom of the boat. With its nutty flavor and fluffy texture, wild rice is a wonderful side dish to wild game recipes. I acquired this recipe for Pistachio Crusted Pheasant Breast with Wild Rice Risotto from Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsion. It is truly one to use when you want to impress!

Pistachio Crusted Pheasant Breast with Wild Rice Risotto - Serves 6 Ingredients

Risotto

6 pheasant breasts

In a large sauté pan, add wild rice and stock. Cook over high heat until almost dry. Add cream and continue cooking. As the rice absorbs the cream, swirl in butter, then cheese and craisins. Remove from heat.

1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 oz. milk 2 cups shelled pistachio nuts

Pheasant

4 oz. clarified butter

1.

Soak the craisins in the dry red wine.

Salt and pepper to taste

2.

Toast pistachios in a 350 degree oven until lightly browned. Check and shake the pan frequently to toast evenly. Grind find.

Craisin Sauce

3.

Pound the breasts flat, then dredge in the flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Beat together eggs and milk. Dip the breasts in the egg mixture and dredge in pistachios. Sauté over medium heat in clarified butter – 2 minutes for first side, 1 minute for second side. Remove from pan. Add raw butter for the craisin sauce and bring to a foamy, brown nutty stage.

4.

Add wine and craisins. Remove from heat immediately. Season with salt and pepper.

6 oz. favorite Dry Red Wine 2 oz. Craisin (I use Cherry-infused Craisins) 4 tbl. Butter Salt and pepper to taste Rice Rissoto 6 cups cooked wild rice 1 cup chicken stock ½ cup whipping cream 4 tbl. + 4 tbl. Unsalted butter 2 oz. Pecornio cheese (I used Parmigiano-Reggiano

Make a bed of Wild Rice Risotto on each plate and top with a sautéed pheasant breast. Drizzle sauce around rice. Serve with a side of steamed Asparagus.

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“This Stud Ain’t No Dud!”

Stud Dog Management Recommendations By Joann Randall, DVM, DACT

Everyone is always concerned about the health and status of a bitch for breeding, but all too often, people tend to forget that the male dog is the other half of the formula necessary for puppies! There are many factors to be considered in order to maximize the male’s reproductive attributes. General Health It is important to keep up with routine general wellness care for your stud dog. Your veterinarian should perform a thorough annual physical exam including a urinalysis, a fecal exam for parasite screening, and a heartworm test. Routine blood work to assess organ function is also beneficial as many diseases can be medically managed if diagnosed at an early stage.

region of dogs. In the summer months, the scrotal hair should be free of mats and shorter to allow cool air movement and proper temperature maintenance of the testicles. The scrotum, or sac that holds the testicles, is very thin to aid in the temperature regulation of the testicles, but this makes it easily burned by harsh cleaning chemicals or soap. If irritated, dogs start to lick and this can create inflammation, which raises the temperature and can decrease sperm production. (Photo 1) Therefore, be careful with cleaning chemicals in runs and be sure to thoroughly rinse out all soaps or grooming products from the scrotal area with cool water.

Keep your dog current on vaccines or vaccine titers and don’t forget to administer monthly heartworm and flea/ tick prevention products to avoid illnesses from external parasites. Ticks, for example, can transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which can be detrimental to both the general and reproductive health of your dog. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection from the bacteria Brucella canis. It is transmitted orally as well as by natural mating. A stud dog should be tested bi-annually with a blood test and it is very important that every bitch bred naturally also be tested negative prior to breeding. Be sure your dog is on a good nutritional program and in good body condition. Reproductive Health The temperature of the testicles must be cooler than the normal body temperature in order to produce healthy sperm. If your dog is housed on outside concrete runs in the summer, the temperature of the testicles in contact with the hot cement becomes too warm. This can drastically lower sperm production and reduce his fertility. Lowered sperm production has also been documented with the use of hot air blow driers used during grooming. Care must be taken to use only cool air on the scrotal 38

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The scrotal skin is abraded and inflamed from the dog licking. The penis of the dog should be visually inspected occasionally to check for any unusual lesions or sores, especially after natural breeding. The penis is normally retracted into the prepuce, or haired skin covering the penis. It is important to keep the hair clipped short so that the penis doesn’t get damaged by inadvertently pulling in long hair while retracting after a natural breeding. Sometimes, weeds, burrs, and other small pieces of plant material can get lodged in the prepuce when dogs are working in heavy field cover. Always check for these if you notice your dog licking excessively or exhibiting a foul smelling discharge from his prepuce.

S PE C I A L F E AT U R E Both testicles should be routinely examined during grooming to confirm that they are both of the same consistency and size. If one of them is larger than the other, see your veterinarian as this could indicate inflammation from trauma, infection, or possibly even a tumor. The prostate of the dog is an accessory sex gland located in close proximity to the bladder. Prostatic fluid aids in cleaning out the urethra prior to ejaculation and propulsing semen up the vaginal canal during breeding. The prostate is dependent on testosterone and enlarges as the dog ages, making the gland more prone to infection and cystic changes. Older male dogs that are intact (not neutered) commonly develop a condition called BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, where the prostate gland is very enlarged. Some dogs with this condition are asymptomatic, but more commonly older dogs with a very enlarged prostate exhibit signs such as straining to have a bowel movement, stools that are thin ribbon-like in size, difficulty urinating producing only a narrow stream of urine, infertility, and red blood dripping on the floor from the penis. The best and fastest treatment of BPH is neutering, which is recommended for dogs not being bred. In affected stud dogs, however, an oral drug, finasteride, is commonly used to decrease the size of the prostate without affecting sperm production. Once a male dog is no longer being used in your breeding program, it is a good idea to neuter him to prevent prostate disease later in life. Breeding Before breeding, it is very important that you get your health clearances done on your male. Many diseases are passed on genetically and you want to continually strive to produce healthy puppies with good temperaments. Currently, for a German Wirehaired Pointer, the AKC and the OFA jointly require the following be checked in order to acquire a CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) number: *Hip and elbow dysplasia *Autoimmune thyroiditis *Eye examination by an ACVO Ophthalmologist *Congenital cardiac database *von Willebrand’s Disease (optional)

As owner of a stud dog, it is your responsibility to be sure your dog has good semen if you are campaigning him as a stud dog. He should be periodically collected and his semen evaluated for parameters such as

Note the unequal size between the two testicles.

motility, concentration, and morphology. Dogs that haven’t been used in several months should be collected, or “cleaned out” to empty out the older sperm cells prior to breeding and have a semen analysis done to rule out any new problems. Stress is a big factor that can decrease the fertility of a male dog. Many dogs are pushed hard in the field or the show ring and are constantly being juggled around between handlers and trainers. This is more stressful than you think and is often manifested through infertility issues. Many high profile stud dogs have poor semen quality that drastically improves when the dogs are simply allowed to be home a few months resting. Whether you are breeding your male naturally or collecting him for artificial insemination, you always want to breed based on progesterone timing of the bitch to maximize litter conception rates. Many male dogs are used frequently for stud service and you don’t want to be wasting a collection when the female is not in her fertile window for conception. You also want to protect the reputation of your stud dog because if the bitch does not get pregnant and there were no progesterone numbers done, the male, all too often, is falsely blamed for having “bad semen” when it may have been that the bitch never ovulated. As mentioned earlier, keep your male current on Brucellosis testing and be certain that every female is negative prior to breeding. Don’t forget about natural mating! It is a great option for breeding if the semen is good quality and the bitch is young and fertile. With natural mating, good footing is very important for the male to help decrease the chances of injury. If you are breeding inside, use a rubber mat or carpeting for him to stand on instead of slippery wood or tile floors. Grass is a good surface when breeding outside. It is also very important that ©2014 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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S PE C I A L F E AT U R E someone hold the bitch to keep her quiet and prevent either dog from possibly getting hurt during the mating. Many good stud dogs refuse to breed naturally after they have had a bad experience mating when both were turned out loose in the back yard! When semen is collected and shipped for an artificial insemination in another part of the country, it is put in a solution called an ‘extender’ to protect the semen from damage during shipping. However, some extenders are more compatible with the semen than others and the semen will arrive better if the best extender is known. Therefore, a ‘chill test’ is often recommended with a new dog where semen is collected and kept overnight in the refrigerator in a few different extenders to see which one is the best to use for that particular dog. If you feel that your dog has superior genetics that you may want to keep in your lineage and you have had his health clearances done, it is a good idea to have his semen frozen while he is young. Too often, clients think about freezing semen when their dog is old and his semen quality is, unfortunately, too poor to freeze. You can always destroy the semen later if you decide not to use it, but you may regret it at a later date if you didn’t freeze him when he had good semen quality.

Drugs to Avoid There are a few drugs that you should avoid using on your stud dogs as they can potentially affect reproduction. Antidepressants, such as clomipramine, can reduce libido, and interfere with erection and ejaculatory functions. Steroids such as prednisone and some of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can alter the fluid environment within the testicles and cause secondary semen abnormalities. It is always a good idea to check with your veterinarian before giving your stud dog any new drug or new product to check the safety of the drug for use in breeding animals. By using common sense and adding some of the above principles to your breeding management program, your stud dog can contribute to future generations of German Wirehaired Pointers. Enjoy him! He will give you many great years of hunting together, fun in the conformation ring, working together in obedience or other performance sports, and just being a great buddy! Joann Randall, DVM is a diplomat in the American College of Theriogenologists. Dr. Jo, as she is known, practices veterinary medicine in Woodstock, IL where she specializes in canine reproduction and infertility. Dr. Jo and husband, Dr. Jason “Jay” Randall are devoted GWP owners.

2013 Final Rally Standings 2013 Final Rally Standings

These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2013 as reported on Dog Scores website (www.dogshowscores.com) – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Fox Hill’s Highleah RN – S. Shafer 299 2. Fox Hill’s Lizajane FDCH RN – S. Shafer 297 3. GCH CH Cynister’s Time Turner Cando JH RN – C. Milachek/C. Magoon 281 HH Lookout Ironshoe’s Fieldstorm RN – M. Cummings 281 4. Cooper RN CD – C&B Gross 278 5. Reece Tale of Beren and Luthien RN – R. Kelley 276 6. CH Reece Wired to Win at Harvest Meadow’s Afterhours RN – L. Minnick/A. Johnson 273 7. CH Ripsnorterncladdagh Backfld N Motion JH RN – M. Howard/L. George 270 8. Reece’s Razzle Dazzle RN – L&O Leal 267 9. CH Surefire’s Secret Little Spot CD BN JH RN – J&A Payton 262 10. GCH CH Aimn Hi Jet Stream MN RN CGC – K&L Gunnarson 239 ADVANCED 296 1. CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH OAP OJP RAE – A. Kostishak/G. McCain 2. Jerelin’s Nacote of Mill Pond BN RA JH CGC – S. Kerzner 276 3. CH Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy at Reece BN RN JH CA – Cornell/Johnson/Meinke 170 4. Fox Hill’s Lizajane FDCH RN – S. Shafer 99 5. Willamette’s Sachi RN JH CGC – L&O Popescu/A. Wilson 84 6. Willamette’s Zorra RN JH CGC – L&O Poposcu 83 7. Fox Hill’s Highleah RN – S. Shafer 79 Reece Afterhour RKM Tempest Win One For the Gipper RN BN – Johnson/Whitmore/Marks/Delaby 79 8. Cooper RN CD – C&B Gross 77 EXCELLENT 1. CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH OAP OJP RAE – A. Kostishak/G. McCain 289 2. CH Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy at Reece BN RA JH CA – Cornell/Johnson/Meinke 159

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2013 AKC Agility Invitational Results By Ashlee Trotter, Agility Columnist December 13-15, 2013 the AKC held the annual Agility Invitational in Orlando, FL. Only 2 of the invited GWPs for this year’s event were able to attend this year, they were: MACH2 Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA JH MXG MJC XF CGC V, aka Spirit, owned by Ashlee Trotter and Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF MFB, aka Ashbee, ownerd by Diane Philbert & Mark Rosenblatt. Spirit - This year’s event was extra emotional for Spirit and me, as he had his spleen and two large cancerous masses removed just a few weeks before the event. At that point we expected to not be able to attend, in fact we weren’t certain of his survival. Thankfully, his recovery was quick and uneventful and literally the day before we needed to leave to drive from Chicago to Orlando, he was cleared by his vet to run. Unfortunately, he sprained his wrist after his warm up run on Friday, and we had to pull from the rest of the competition. At 11 ½ years old this was likely his last Invitational, but he’s had a good run of 6 consecutive Invitationals, and most importantly he’s alive and well and I couldn’t be happier with that! Ashbee - Diane and Ashbee were back for their 3rd consecutive Invitational. They had full responsibility to represent the GWPs for the weekend and they did it very well. They had a clean warm up run and a clean run in Round 3. Both of their clean runs were fast and in the top dogs of the class. The runs with faults were just a bar or bobble and very nice runs overall. They finished in the top half of a very large 145 dog class!

Congratulations to our 2013 Top Ten GWPs for AKC Agility! For the first time in history our top four dogs all have Master Agility Championship (MACH) titles! These scores are for the calendar year of 2013. The formula for the score calculation is: MACH Points + (#Double Q’s x 10) = Score Rank

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Sex

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# Double Qs

Score

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CH MACH2 Scotian Whiskey River MXG MJG

B

1,083

29

1,373

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MACH Jed’s Sf Blue Belle UDX2 OM3 RE SH MXS MJS NF T2B2

B

742

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MACH2 Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA JH MXG MJC XF CGC V

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438

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CH MACH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MXS MJS CGC

D

365

11

475

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Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF MFB

B

286

1

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GCH CH Aimn Hi For Jet Set’s Dancing With The Stars MX MXJ OF XFP CA

B

120

9

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Rosie Rocket AX AXJ NF

B

71

0

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Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE AX AXJ XF

D

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0

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9

Jed’s Easy Street JH AX AXJ

B

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Afterhour’s Joie De Vivre NA AXJ NF

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Congratulations to the 2014 AKC Agility National Championships Qualifiers! We had two dogs qualify for the 2014 AKC Agility National Championships to be held in March in Harrisburg, PA. The qualifying period for this event ran from December 1, 2012 through November 30, 2013. In order to qualify for this event, each dog must earn 500 points and 4 Double Qs. Points are earned at the Master level by completing the course correctly in less time than the Standard Course Time. For every whole second under time a dog earns a single MACH point. A Double Q is earned by completing both the Standard and the Jumpers with Weaves courses correctly on the same day. Congratulations to Our Qualifiers! CH MACH2 Scotian Whiskey River MXG MJG, aka River ,owned by Chris Eberhardt and MACH Jed’s Sf Blue Belle UDX2 OM3 RE SH MXS MJS NF T2B2, aka Belle, owned by Kay Braddock.

Congratulations to the Newest MACH GWP - Gator!

CH MACH Cynister’s Jumpin’ Jack Splash RN MXS MJS CGC and his owner/handler Don Anderson have become the newest Master Agility Champion GWP. They are the fitth in the breed overall to earn the title and the second male GWP to do so. Congratulations to Don & Gator! For those not familiar with agility in order to earn a MACH, a dog must be competing at the highest (master) level of agility. At that level they need to earn 750 points which are earned by completing the course correctly in less time than the Standard Course Time. For every whole second under time a dog earns a single MACH point. They also must earn 20 Double Q’s – a Double Q is earned by completing both the Standard and the Jumpers with Weaves courses correctly on the same day. ©2014 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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