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The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

WINTER 2014 nATIONALS RESULTS AND REVIEW Issue

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Officers & Committee Chairpersons President’s Message/Delegate’s Report From the Editor Treasurer’s Report A Word From the National Events Cordinator Health Forum – Karen Potter, DVM GWPCA Election Results CHIC – Robin Nelson, DVM Financial Legacies – Dick Baldwin New Beginnings – Debra Galan-Parsons Top Ten Field Results – Lynn Sandor What’s Happening In Rescue – Heidi Baumbarger Pet Partners – Ann Duffin Agility – Ashlee Trotter Advertising & Content Information Kay’s Kitchen – Kay Gunnarson Obedience – Kay Braddock

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Spring 2014 Wire-News Breeders’ and Puppy Issue HIGHLIGHTING: The Value of a Pedigree Stud Dog Management Brood-Bitch Health Concerns All-About Puppies Ad Deadline – Content Deadline – February 15, 2014 February 1, 2014 Please send Ads Please forward & Payment to: Club Business, Adam Cunningham, Photos and Articles to: Advertising Manager Diane Turner, Editor 9088 N. Awl Rd. turner.p.diane@gmail.com. Parker, CO 80138 ironwiregwp@gmail.com

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Thoughts From the National Events Coordinator – Laura Reeves A quick look back at the 2013 National Specialty

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What is Maturity? – Audrey Meinke, Maturity Chair The GWPCA Show Maturity explained

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Look How Far We’ve Come! – Adam Cunningham/Diane Turner GWPCA Members & GWPs are breaking traditional barriers

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All-Star Invitational Coverage – Judy Cheshire Three judges seek the best of the All-Stars Coverage of the GWPCA National Field Championship The winners and the’ scribed notes

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GWPCA Field Futurity Notes Read about each dog running.

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National Specialty Junior Handler Results

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The Hill – Jerry Allen A quiet memory shared about times past.

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National Specialty Obedience Results

GWPCA National Specialty Show Coverage Four Judges highlight the GWPCA Nationals Show Entries Listing of results with photos of winners

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Index to Advertisers Cover Jim West/Rhonda Haukoos -Wild West Kennels Inside Judy Cheshire - Heywire/Sureshot 3 Pete & Norma Paduch - Hawk Haven Wires 4 Betty Stroh – Hilltop Farms 5 Betty Stroh – Hilltop Farms 8 Mike & Angie Johnson – Reece Kennels 10 Catherine Ryan 11 Steve Finkle 15 Bess & Phil Stanger 25 Lisa George – Ripsnorter Kennel 27 Helen & Jim Witt – Lookout GWPs 50 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 51 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 52 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 53 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 54 Courtney & William Bastian – Claddagh Kennel 55 Pete & Norma Paduch – Hawk Haven Wires 69 Bernee Brawn - Justa GWPs 70 Margie Howard

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Margie Howard Tom & Jodi Quesnell – Idawire GWPs Joni Cornell Jo & Pat Neil – Shydal GWPs Laura Reeves – Scotia Kennel Vern Grimslid LaMar & Kay Gunnarson – Ridgehaven Kennels Miranda Wagner – Portraits by Miranda Diana Wise Sarah Ecolani – Fun Time Dog Shop Steve Minas – Upland Ranger CnL Paca Greg & Liz Dixon – Backwoods Kennels Dee Donahue – Double D GWP Purina John & Linda Eidemiller Jim & Shannon Sprinkles Lisa & Octavian Popescu – Williamette GWP Beverly Blanchard

Cover Story NFC/NGDC/FC Brillows Big Wild Western, “Wiley” OFA hips excellent, elbows/thyroid normal, cardiac clear, CERF clear. Wiley has had an incredible journey in his short life. He doesn’t understand. He doesn’t care. He is just happy to lie on the couch and go hunting with Todd in Kansas and Nebraska. His short list of accomplishments includes: 2011 GWPCA Derby Classic Winner 2011 GWPCA Field Futurity (3rd) 2011 GWPCA National Field Championship Runner-up 2011 AKC Field Championship title earned 2013 AKC Pointing Breeds Gun Dog Championship Winner 2013 GWPCA National Field Championship Winner He is available for stud to approved bitches by private treaty. Contact Rhonda Haukoos @ 402-679-1565 or rhonda@brillowgwps.com

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2013 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 – Mark Sargent – birddog@windsweptwires.net 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 – Open – Volunteer Needed Judges’ Education – Judy Cheshire – heywiregwp@gmail.com National Events Coordinator – Laura Reeves – scotiadawges@gmail.com 2013 Nationals – Rhonda Haukoos – brillowkennels@iowatelecom.net 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 – Adam Cunningham – ironwiregwp@gmail.com Wire Mail – Steve Kreuser – gwpca_update@hotmail.com Web Master – Angie Johnson – angiehef@aol.com 12

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Presidents Message - Ray Calkins The 2013 Nationals are in “the books” and I want to thank everyone that made this event a success. Congratulations to all the winners. We are all winners when we work together! A special thanks goes to Purina and Cabelas. Their support is greatly needed and appreciated and they deserve our support. The “Nationals” are a great opportunity to see Wires from all over the US and to talk to each other face to face. I was very pleased to see some old friends that I haven’t talked to in many years. Fall is here and I’ve just set my watch to standard time. In a few hours I’ll be on the chukar hills with an old side by side and my fuzzy faced companions. The real show begins. Happy Hunting.

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AKC Delegate’s Report - Pat Laurans In April a delegate came to me with an idea, two weeks later I appointed a committee and set a date to meet in June—the rest is history. Our club and our Board have been tremendously supportive as has been the members, Kudos to all of you—and now our club logo is now on the first trailer to be built and the one that was donated on October 30th to Pimbelco County North Carolina ‘s Emergency Management. It was just six weeks from when we announced the program to the roll-out of the first trailer. As always, it is my pleasure to serve as the Delegate for the GWPCA.

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October 10, 2013 Dear Members of the GWPCA, Thank you so much for the privilege of judging your National Sweeps and Veteran Sweeps and your Maturity. It was an honor to be invited and a privilege to judge at your Nationals. The entire experience was amazing. The quality of entries we judged was high. Thanks, also, for inviting us to your amazing All-Star Invitational and your Annual Awards Banquet. The judges seminar and ringside mentoring afforded us wonderful educational opportunities as well. Your hospitality made us feel welcome and we enjoyed sharing your National events with so many good people. We commend the members of the GWPCA on such a well-run event, but even more so for preserving and recognizing the dual qualities of your breed. Congratulations on putting on a truly memorable National event for your exhibitors, breeders and judges. Sincerely,

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Fr o m T h e E d i t o r - D i a n e Tu r n e r On behalf of the entire Wire-News Staff, we wish each of you peace and happiness in the New Year - may all of your hopes be fulfilled in 2014. Nearly a year ago, when Adam and I took on the Wire-News, our goal was to have more members become involved with the magazine. And with this issue it happened! It wasn’t exactly the way we had planned, but when I was dealing with a health issue right at the time of Nationals and couldn’t attend, I asked for help and I got it! The Winter Wire-News is the result of the efforts of many of our members. Thanks to Adam, who not only prepared our annual report for the general meeting at the Nationals when I was ill, but in addition to the recent ad sales helped by tying up the loose ends before this issue went to print. Without Angie Johnson, who sold a multitude of ads, we would be unable to produce all of the Nationals coverage this issue holds. Then there were the photographers Lynn Calkins, Jim Boyd and Jim Isom, who made certain that we had a raft of Nationals photos to include. Judy Cheshire, Laura Reeves. Erika Brown and Audrey Meinke contributed by providing the most recent club updates. The Nationals field coverage would have been sorely lacking had it not been for Rhonda Haukoos, Lynn Calkins, Tom Lococo and Adam. Our faithful columnists came though as always – Karen Potter, Robin Nelson, Dick Baldwin, Heidi Baumbarger, Deb Galan-Parsons, Lynn Sandor, Jerry Allen, Ashlee Trotter and Kay Braddock. Thanks to each of you for your patience and dedication during the past year. We are pleased to introduce a new member of the Wire-News staff –Kay Gunnarson who shares her favorite wild game recipes in her column “Kay’s Kitchen.” And a special thanks to our advertisers -- you are the ones who make the Wire-News happen. We are glad that we have the opportunity to celebrate your Nationals success in this issue. We would like to thank our retiring officers, Liz Dixon, Lori Sargent and Garnett Persinger for all of their help and dedication and we welcome Kay Gunnarson, who will serve as the new secretary to the Board of Directors, Angie Johnson who will be the Eastern Director and Cindy Heiller who will serve as the new Western Director. As we prepare for the 2014 Wire-News year, we need to find an assistant Business Manager. As Adam climbs that preverbal “corporate ladder,” his available time to work the ads and manage the business end of the magazine is diminishing. He needs to train someone to take on the ad sales and manager duties. As Business Manager, Adam has analyzed the Wire-News financials and the magazine is no longer hemorrhaging funds. The magazine is a long way from being self-sufficient, but there is now a pathway. He would like someone to come on board and begin learning so that as his time lessens there is someone who is knowledgeable in the role of Business Manger. I would like to begin training someone as an assistant editor. My recent health issue, made it clear that we need to have someone who could step in. Any of our past editors would certainly help out in an emergency, but it would be a temporary solution. One of our goals was to provide continuity for the magazine in the event an editor could not do the job, so if you have the interest please contact one of us. As you stroll through the pages of this issue you will find a variety of topics. There is, of course, the usual coverage of the National Specialty, but in an attempt to please our readers we have included articles on many topics - you will get the inside scoop on the 2012 Number One All-Breeds dog, you’ll meet the young Wire that challenged the pointer breeds to capture the National Gun Dog Championship and the Wire-girl that has earned the highest of the companion event titles-- all in the feature Look How Far We’ve Come. You will get a look at the new AKC Reunited Disaster Trailers in Financial Legacies and meet the 2012 NGWPR “Juvenile Delinquent” in the New Beginnings column and take heed of a common canine injury that is explained in the Health Forum. We hope you enjoy each article. Until Next Time, Happy Reading,

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Community Efforts Fuel Disaster Relief Project By Dick Baldwin

AKC Reunite CEO Tom Sharp speaks at the presentation of the first AKC Disaster Relief Trailer.

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fter writing my column on Emergency Preparedness for the Autumn 2013 Wire News, I had a call from Pat Laurans, the GWPCA AKC Delegate. Pat wanted to make me aware of a project she was working on. Pat explained that she is the chairperson of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Club Committee, and that in spring one of the other AKC delegates had come to her with an idea. Pat immediately saw the validity of the concept and called together a delegate committee to investigate the possibility of taking the suggestion and making it a reality. The thought was to outfit 16-foot trailers with items essential for caring for dogs and other pets when they were displaced by disasters. Trailers would be placed throughout the US and each trailer would be housed in a location where it could be transported quickly when a response was required. Pat directed me to the AKC Reunite website to learn more about the project. In September, less than 100 days from the initial suggestion, an overview of the project was revealed at the AKC Delegates’ meeting held in New Jersey. In the past, many families refused evacuation orders because there was no place for them to go where they could take their pets. In order to elevate the danger to citizens who refused to leave an evacuation zone and to the first responders who were called in to help those whose lives were in jeopardy due to such refusal, federal law now requires that communities to plan and to provide care for citizens and their pets in times of disaster. In order to save lives and prevent evacuation refusals due to the lack of pet-friendly facilities, the AKC Trailers can provide temporary shelter and care for pets. The trailers are equipped with essential items such as fans and lighting with generators on board to provide energy, maintenance items, cleaning supplies, bowls, collars, leashes, and crates. The trailers can 28

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FINANCIAL LEGACIES provide safe, temporary housing for 65 pets immediately after a disaster or can be used as a colocation for pets whose owners need to evacuate. The trailers will be placed in strategic areas throughout the US for quick access to disaster zones. The AKC Disaster Relief Trailer Project offers help to local Emergency Management Programs that are cash- strapped and that might otherwise be unable to prepare to handle owners and pets in times of emergency. The practical aspect of this of this project is that it requires no taxSome the supplies each Disaster Relief Trailer will carry. dollars—it is totally supported by donations from the dog fancy. The AKC Reunite Board of Directors ear-marked $250.000 to be spent over the next two years for the project, To date over 30 dog clubs from New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, North Carolina and Connecticut have made donations. These clubs include all-breed,, obedience and agility clubs. Parent clubs with members throughout the US have also made donations. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) donated a trailer for use in Missouri—the home state of the OFA. Individuals and corporations from across the country have also made tax-deducible donations to the project. The first trailer rolled out on October 30th and was donated to the people of Pamlico County, NC – the home of AKC headquarters. At the dedication, Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO stated, “We’re proud to kick off this program in North Carolina, the home state of AKC Reunite, and we look forward to expanding the program across the US to help as many pert and owners as possible.” The GWPCA made a donation of $1000 to the project and it is a fitting tribute to Pat Laurans and the members of our club that the first trailer sports the GWPCA logo. The AKC Pet Disaster Trailers project is an example of what people can do when they come together to work for the betterment of their communities. To apply for a trailer for your local Emergency Management Team, go the AKC Pet Disaster Relief website. Grant applications are available on-line.

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LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME

How Far k o Lo We’ve Come!

In Twelve Months GWPs & GWPCA Members Make Historic Strides By Adam Cunningham and Diane Turner, Wire News Staff

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s 2013 draws to a close and we look back at the past twelve months, the efforts of five remarkable GWPCA members and three “super-star” GWPs ushered the breed and the club onto the national stage and into the spotlight. The lifetime dedication of one member and the recent leadership of another, brought the GWPCA to the forefront of AKC member clubs this autumn, while the three owners and their dogs broke the “glass ceiling” in their individual venues to bring the breed international recognition. We take time to highlight the historic achievements of our members and those special GWPs: 2014 AKC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient --Ray Calkins, DVM – GWPCA President He’s our friend, a mentor to many, respected veterinarian and has served during the past ten years as a GWPCA Board Member and currently serves as GWPCA President. Dr. Ray Calkins is the first GWPCA member nominated and subsequently awarded the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Lifetime Achievement Award in the performance venue.

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The award is offered to recognize outstanding members of the dog fancy. The American Kennel Club Lifetime Achievement Awards were established in 1998. The purpose of the award is to celebrate those individuals whose many years of dedication have led to significant contributions to our sport on a national level. As in the past, this year’s nominees were selected by AKC member clubs that cast their votes for one nominee in each of three categories: Conformation, Companion Events, and Performance. The three nominees receiving the most votes in each category were selected as the winners.  In 1974 Ray obtained his first GWP and joined the GWPCA. In 1975 he handled his GWP to a second placement in a puppy stake. With that win, Ray was hooked. Soon afterward, the young graduate of Iowa State University’s School of Veterinary medicine purchased the Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Oregon and began a limited GWP breeding program under the Cascade prefix. As his interest in the sport and the breed grew, Ray became instrumental in organizing the Oregon GWP Club and helped to form the Columbia NAVHDA Chapter and the Upland Bird Dog Association and has encouraged their members to work with the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Ray is a National Championship judge for a majority of pointing breeds and he has judged regional championships as well as the AKC National Gun Dog Championships. Since those early years, ten Cascade dogs have earned field championships and of those, three are dual champions. Eight Cascade dogs have earned Master Hunter titles and two hold NAVHDA Utility ratings. Four of the Cascade dogs have earned a total of nine


LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME championships and Cascade sires are the number one and number two producers of field champions. Many of our current dogs’ pedigrees have dogs bred by Ray in their pedigrees. Throughout the years, Ray has trained and handled his own dogs in the field. Ray has served as the show veterinarian for the Portland Kennel Club and has been a leading speaker on canine health issues including field emergencies and canine reproduction. He has a strong commitment to the education of our youngsters and extends that into many “hands on” field-training days for kids and those new to the sport. Ray will receive the award in a special presentation held in conjunction with the AKC Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Florida in December 2013. We speak for all of us who love Wires – well done, Ray. Well done.

Pat Laurans – GWPCA AKC Delegate’s Efforts for the AKC Reunite Disaster Relief

The AKC Reunite Board of Directors helped by providing support and allocating $250,000 over the next two years to help fund the project. In less than 100 days, the first custom-configured 16-foot trailer equipped with non-perishable pet sheltering supplies rolled off the line. AKC member and licensed clubs throughout the US donated funds and their club logos will appear on the trailers they help to sponsor. The GWPCA logo appears on the first trailer presented to the emergency officials in Pamlico County, NC in October.

Pat Laurans GWPCA AKC Delegate and Parent Club Chairperson.

We can all take great pride in Pat’s involvement in this national project Most of you know Pat Laurans as our AKC Delegate and the knowledge that each relief trailer will make but what you may not realize is that Pat, who has been involved with the dog fancy since 1963 and is a licensed a difference in the lives of dog owners and displaced pets in times of need. Because of Pat’s efforts it is also all-breeds judge has served as the GWPCA AKC assured that governmental agencies will hold a more Delegate for the past 28 years, Through that time, Pat positive view of the AKC, purebred dog breeders and all has risen through the ranks of AKC delegates to serve as the Chairperson of the AKC Parent Club Committee. those involved with the sport of dogs. Like a senior US Senator, her work and her diligence To learn more about the project see Dick Baldwin’s has garnered Pat the seniority and the respect to be a Financial Legacies column on page 28 of this issue or driving force within the AKC delegates. visit the AKC Reunited website. Last April one of her committee members brought Pat an unusual idea, but it was a suggestion that 2012 Number One Dog – All Breeds – GCH Mt. immediately grabbed Pat’s attention and support. From the onset Pat, with the determination of a GWP, intended to see that the project gained support and would eventually come to fruition. Within two weeks she called together a committee of delegates to meet and look into the feasibility of the idea. Disaster preparedness is not a novel idea, but disaster relief trailers for canines and other pets was something previously unknown. As the committee began work on the project, tornado season hit with a vengeance and reinforced the need for the project. Now, Pat would be the first to say that the project was the culmination of the work of many people and that is certainly true, but in speaking with numerous AKC delegates all agreed that “the driving force behind the project was Pat Laurans.”

View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, “Oakley”

As the last days of December 2012 arrived, the fancy waited to find out if “Oakley,” GCH Mt. View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm would garner the title of 2012 Number One Dog All-Breeds. And he did. In doing so he became the first GWP in the history of our breed to achieve that honor. In 2013 Oakley broke another record by becoming the first Wire to win the Sporting Group at Westminster and then topped it by becoming the first of the breed to achieve 100 Best in Show wins. For the past three years Oakley has won Best of Breed at the GWPCA National Specialty. Oakley is owned by GWPCA member Victor Malzoni and was bred by Claire and Kelly Wisch and Helen Witt, and is handled by Phil Booth.

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Oakley takes a bow after winning the 2013 Westminster Sporting Group Claire Wisch, highlights Oakley’s career and tells about the campaign for the 2012 Number One Dog: “Oakley is a dog that demanded to be the center of attention from the time he was a baby. He always makes sure that someone is looking at him. He never walked into a room--he always jumped in and made an entrance. There was a never a rug in place when Oakley was in the house. My daughter Kelly finished Oakley winning the BredBy-Exhibitor class and Winners Dog at the 2007 GWPCA National. The same year Oakley’s mother was Best of Breed. His littermate Scout began his record breaking career following that National and the waiting game for Oakley “to grow up” began. Unlike his brother Scout, who was more mature both physically and mentally, Oakley was a goofy, lanky youngster and it was obvious that it was going to take several more years for Oakley to mature.

Oakley began his career in the US in 2011. He got off to a bit of a slow start. Oakley’s antics in the show ring, while funny now, were a nightmare during the first six months. Descriptions from Phil of leaping, jumping, barking and generally being a pain in the neck to deal with in and out of the ring were part of the daily phone calls I received. But, Phil was patient. Whenever Oakley was in the ring there were first seconds, then as time progressed, moments of brilliance. The striking pose Oakley became known for could be seen, even if briefly, every time Oakley and Phil stepped out together. We both knew if Oakley could focus the Wirehair spirit inside, we could have a Top Sporting Dog. Oakley and Phil earned their first Best in Show in June 2011. And the following October Oakley won the first of three National Specialties and then finished the year with seven Best in Shows. Oakley began 2012 in Texas with back-to-back Best in Shows then headed to Florida for the month long circuit. He had finally started to settle in to a routine and his performances were more dependable. After several Best in Shows in tough competition it was becoming obvious that we had a dog that was not only an incredible specimen of the breed but one that had the stamina, the spirit and the showmanship of a Top Dog All Breeds. February brought us all to New York. Oakley made Victor so proud by winning a Group Two in the Sporting Group. Only a few German Wirehaired Pointers have ever placed in the Sporting Group at Westminster. After Westminster the Best in Shows kept coming. Weekend after weekend we received happy phone calls

In the spring of 2010, Kelly, Oakley and I flew to Sao Paulo to visit our friends Max and Livia Krainer and Victor. Malzoni. The Kennel Club of Sao Paulo shows were held during our visit and Kelly showed Oakley at three shows. Oakley won three groups and two Best in Shows. The decision was made to keep Oakley in Brazil and show him in South America and use him in Victor’s breeding program. There, Oakley won many groups and Best in Shows and became the top-winning dog in his group. In October 2010, Oakley returned to the US and was placed in the capable hands of Phil and Amy Booth. Many people new to GWPS don’t know and some members may not remember Phil’s involvement in the breed. Years ago, he showed a lovely bitch named Tye

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LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME and by April, Oakley was in one of the tightest races for the number one dog that anyone could remember. In October Oakley won his second National Specialty. The race for Number One continued all the way to the last weekend of the year. Weekends with three and four Best in Shows won in a row and record breaking performances continued as they traveled from one end of the country to the other. Oakley’s performances in the ring drew fans wherever he went. His beautiful free stacks and ground-covering stride left lasting impressions for all who saw him. He was always on and ready to jump from a grooming table where he appeared to sleeping and run to a ring with Phil. He never slowed down. When 2012 ended, Oakley had earned 73 All Breed Best in Shows and we had just witnessed a record-breaking performance by a German Wirehaired Pointer.

support for the GWPCA Invitational for the past two years. He has several young GWPs being shown in several countries as well as in the US and Brazil. Oakley is a once lifetime dog out of a once in a lifetime litter. Oakley and his littermates have been awarded over 150 All Breed Best in Shows, over 350 First in Groups and numerous specialties. Kelly and I are proud to have co-bred Oakley with Helen Witt. We are proud of Oakley’s achievements, but we are happy that Oakley has now returned home after his long journey to Number One Dog. “

2013 National Gun Dog Champion - NGDC/FC Brillows Big Wild Western – “Wiley”

Westminster 2013 brought another record breaking performance. Oakley put on the performance of a lifetime and won the Sporting Group at Westminster. At six and a half years old he showed like the true champion he is. My favorite moment at Westminster was only witnessed by those of us watching from the stands. Madison Square Garden is a large, chaotic and very noisy place. On Tuesday night the place is packed. The Sporting Group was over and Oakley and Phil were taken for a quick interview at the end of the arena. After the interview they walked the entire length of the arena in front of the crowd. People were clapping and very loud music was playing as the ring was prepared for the next group. Oakley and Phil were totally oblivious to all the noise as Oakley jumped and played and tried to take the big blue ribbon from Phil. The AKC representative was walking with them carrying the trophy and laughing at Oakley’s behavior. This is one of my favorite photos as well. For Oakley the show never stops, he is still a German Wirehaired Pointer, and he is going to make sure he has a good time. Oakley earned another 22 Best in Shows in 2013 to become the 37th dog in the history of the American Kennel Club to earn 100 Best in Shows. Breeder Judge Joy Brewster awarded him his 3rd National Specialty in October 2013. Oakley has returned to Brazil with Kelly to live and spend time with Victor. He will stand at stud there. Oakley will be shown occasionally in South America. He loves to travel and he makes sure if the truck is being loaded that he is not forgotten. Hampton Court breeds German Wirehaired Pointers as wells as Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers, Cairn Terriers and Chinese Cresteds in Brazil. Victor has become a great supporter of the breed both in the US and in Brazil and has provided

Wiley, after winning the 2013 GWPCA National Field Championship At barely three years old, “Wiley “ NGDC/FC Brillows Big Wild Western won the 2013 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship in March. It was the first time in history that a GWP became National Gun Dog Champion. As a young dog, Wiley’s list of accomplishments is short but impressive - Wiley was the 2011 GWPCA Derby Classic Winner and was the GWPCA National Field Championship Runner-up and that same year he finished his Field Championship at just 20 months of age. He has been ranked in GWPCA Top-Ten Field Dogs for the past three years. Wiley was bred by Rhonda Haukoos, is handled by Jim West and is owned by Todd Tuls. We asked Rhonda to tell us about Wiley: “ NFC/NGDC/FC Brillows Big Wild Western. Who would have thought it? Well, apparently, NO ONE. In the early spring of 2010, Wiley was a handsome young fellow – a big stout boy. However, nobody wanted him. He was as cute as a button. He had a beautiful gait, loved birds, was pretty on point and took everything in stride. Yet, no one picked this boy.

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LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME So, what did I do with a cute pup that loved me? I tried to find him a good home. This was to no avail. I had GSP people interested in GWPs – but not this one. He was stylish and solid on birds, but was too laid back. Or, they wanted eight-week-old pups, started dogs, proven trial pups – something that Wiley wasn’t. Years had passed since I had hit the show ring with any sort of regularity. This little fellow could stay and be my next show dog. Why not? If a new owner were to come along, we’d cross that bridge when we got to it. So, with that decision made, Wiley was registered that summer and I started brushing up on my grooming technique. I started running him around with the other juvenile dogs. Then, in February of 2011, I got a call from a club that was holding a field trial. They needed two pups to make a stake for a new kid that was getting into the game. Well, that was easy. I would put in two puppies that hadn’t been to a trial, so that the new kid could get a ribbon. It didn’t work out that way. Wiley had figured out what I wanted from him, and he ran – big, forward, strong, using lines, not missing an objective. (My brace-mate handler said, “Don’t tell him he’s a Wirehair. He doesn’t know.”) I ran him in six more puppy stakes and he won five of them. Then he was pulled & went through the breaking process. He qualified for Nationals in his first broke dog stake. At this point, I called Todd Tuls. He owned some GSPs on our string and had always told me that if I got a good Wirehair, he’d like to own one. Now he does. This dog is a true, natural, strong athlete that loves his job and has a strong work ethic. He loves to work and he works hard.

He topped off the year by winning the GWPCA National Field Championship in October. What a year for Wiley!”

MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX2 OM2 RE SH MXS MJS NF T2B2, “Belle” Not to be out done by the boys, MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX2 OM2 RE SH MXS MJS NF T2B2, “Belle” is the first GWP to compete and achieve titles at the highest level in both agility and obedience. Belle is owned by Kay Braddock and was bred by Barb and Ed Tucker. Kay shares the story of their journey: “Belle earned her MACH (Master Agility Champion) last April. She is the fourth GWP to become an agility champion. In order to get a MACH, a dog must qualify in both Jumpers and Standard at the same trial (same day) 20 times. Considering the qualifying rate on most courses is 30%-40%, those double Q’s are not easy to get. In addition the dog must get 750 MACH points. Each second under course time earns one MACH point. She is currently half way to a MACH 2. In May, I handled Belle in Walking Amateur Gun Dog at the GSPC of Michigan field trial. It was my first time handling a dog in a field trial. Belle surprised me by getting an Amateur Gun Dog major. When she was called back for a retrieve, she went for the shot bird with such speed she tumbled head over heels in a rut causing a cloud of dust. She came limping straight back to me, covered in sand, carrying the bird. It is a picture that will always stay in my mind.

At the 2011 Nationals Wiley won the Derby, was third in the field futurity and was Runner Up in the National Field Championship. He finished his AKC FC in October 2011. He had a wonderful showing at Ames Plantation as the youngest dog, at just over two years old, at the AKC Pointing Breeds Gun Dog Championship in 2012. In 2013, he completed all of his health clearances. OFA hips excellent, elbows and thyroid normal, CERF clear and cardiac clear. Confirmed Healthy! History was made by the little dog that nobody wanted (and they know who they are because many have come over to see Wiley and pined “I could have had this dog.) in the spring of 2013 when he became the first German Wirehaired Pointer to win the AKC Pointing Breeds Gun Dog Championship one hour stake, in which 74 dogs ran. There were multiple breeds and multiple national champions in this stake. It didn’t sink in for weeks and I’m not sure that it really has. This win moved Wiley into the house on a full time basis. He has adapted well.

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LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME In June, Belle earned a UDX 2 (Utility Dog Excellent) in obedience. Belle is competing in the highest level of obedience--Utility B and Open B. In order to earn a UDX leg, the dog must qualify in both Utility and Open at the same trial. Belle did that 20 times in order to earn a UDX 2. I believe that there has only been one other UDX 2 GWP. She is a steady, enthusiastic performer and qualifies consistently in obedience. She is very close to earning her UDX 3. In obedience, the title of Obedience Master is awarded for points earned for high scores. Belle is an OM 2 and soon to be an OM 3. The highest obedience title is an Obedience Champion (OTCH). While we have earned some OTCH points, competition in my area is extremely tough. The OTCH title is a competitive title. Points are awarded based on placements in Open B and Utility B. A near perfect performance is required. I continually train for that perfect performance but I go in the ring with the attitude that I’m competing against myself, trying to get each performance better than the previous performance. I don’t worry about who else shows up. Our only goal is to be the best team that we can be. While we all know that our GWP’s need a job to do, Belle really takes that to heart. She was a highly energetic puppy that chewed everything in sight. I lost a couple of cell phones to her jaws. I don’t have a laundry basket in the house that hasn’t been chewed. We started our first obedience class when she was four to five months old. The instructor would take her to demo a skill. Belle would catch on so quickly, that the instructor did not feel that she was a good demo dog. She made it look too easy. She still brings that intelligence and enthusiasm to everything that she does. Her obedience performances are done with such exuberance that even when she lacks precision, people say that they love to watch her. Belle is my first agility dog. I started agility after she had had a lot of obedience training. She is a total team player. The slightest rotation on my part can pull her off a jump or send her off course. In March, we went to Tulsa, OK for the National Obedience Championship. These are the cream of the crop obedience dogs. You must have OTCH points to receive an invitation. The Championship has a different format from traditional obedience trials. You enter eight different rings and do three to four exercises in each, eight different judges on both Saturday and Sunday. Belle was the only GWP entered. On the first day, we had a couple of glitches but on the second day, she qualified every single exercise (30+) exercises. It is a long, long day. Her attitude at the end was just as high as when we had started.

Belle retrieving the dumbbell over the high jump at the 2013 National Obedience Championship held in Tulsa, OK. Incidentally, Belle had also qualified for Agility Nationals, held at the same location. It is just too difficult for me to participate in two national events, however. I tried it once and will never try it again. So while there are dogs that are faster in agility (although Belle is no slouch), dogs that score higher in obedience (but Belle scores well), and dogs that run bigger in the field (but Belle has plenty of drive.) Belle goes out weekend after weekend and puts her heart into every performance. When we train, no matter how repetitious it may seem, she works until we get it right. While her passion is field, she works happily in obedience and agility. In obedience, sometimes people refer to dogs as having work ethic. Belle has work ethic. I’m so fortunate to have Belle in my life. I think it is also fortunate for her that she ended up with someone that would make use of her intelligence and energy, because I’m afraid that she could have been a problem dog if someone had expected her to be a couch potato. Belle is just five years old and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for us.” Within 12 months, GWPs captured the top honors in four different venues highlighting the versatility of German Wirehaired Pointers. Seeing the individual potential of each dog, these dedicated owners and handlers gave the breed a gift by making such historic strides and breaking down the barriers. The GWPCA boasts of members who are as versatile as their dogs, and who work within their own communities to make a difference. As 2014 dawns it’s clear – the sky is the limit for the German Wirehaired Pointer and the GWPCA membership.

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Rockin’ the Prairie GWPCA Arrives in the Heartland for the 2013 National Specialty On the first weekend in October 2013 GWPCA members and friends arrived in Lincoln, NE for the National Specialty They came by car and truck, SUV and plane, they traversed the country and crossed the pond, they suffered bad weather and the threat of tornadoes, but nothing stopped them. Activities included all- breeds and specialty shows, the All-Star Invitational, meetings, educational opportunities and a week of field activities. There were old fiends to reconnect with, new friends to meet and dogs to see. It was a week of hotly contested competition but in the end, it was the fellowship of GWP owners that proved most important. (Photos thanks to Lynn Calkins, Jim Isom & Jim Boyd.)

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GWPCA 2013 National Conformation Judge’s Critique By Joy S. Brewster,

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I sincerely enjoyed this opportunity and appreciate your having asked me to judge the 2013 GWPCA National Specialty. Having been involved with the German Wirehaired Pointers for over 40 years as a breeder, owner, professional handler and now as an AKC judge it was very interesting and educational for me to get my hands on so many GWP’s from all over the country. It was a thrill and greatly appreciated. My Winners Dog class consisted of: Kobnko How to Speak Ripsnorter (6-9); Bourgroyal Scotian Breathless (9-12); Claddagh’s Dual Threat JH (12-18); Lookout’s Caramel’N Heywire America Runs On (BBED); and Kimmax Bourbon (OD) Winners Dog and Best of Winners on the day was from my Open Dog class: Kimmax Bourbon, owned by Una Russell. This liver dog with white markings I found as an honest, good, overall dog with a very pleasing head, eye shape and color. A body with proper rib spring; a good underline carrying the ribs well back; proper tail carriage and very fine movement and muscle tone. He was not to be denied on the day. I understand he finished his Championship with this win. Reserve Winners Dog: Kobnko How to Speak Ripsnorter, owned by Marguerite Howard, Lisa George and Karen Potter, came out of the 6-9 Puppy Dog class. A young liver with white markings very balanced dog, with proper length of rib and rib spring for his age and size. His head was very pleasant with nicely placed and size ears that framed the face giving a pleasing expression. A good backline and tail set complimented his movement. If he holds it together given maturity, I believe this puppy will make his mark in the breed. An “Honorable Mention” to my Bred by Exhibitor Dog class that was won by Lookout’s Caramel’ N Heywire America Runs On, owned by James Witt and Helen Witt. A very impressive dog in great physical condition with balanced movement. This dog is definitely a “looker” and was presented and shown to perfection. My second in this Bred by Exhibitor Dog class was Schnellberg’s Wilhelm von Pines, owned by Walt & Dolores Furesz & Susan DeGraw also a very nice dog but was not ready to win this class on the day. My Winners Bitch class consisted of: Kobnko Kia Ora Ripsnorter (6-9); Bourgroyal’s SC Pretty Woman (9-12); Reece Tempest Geaux for Glory (12-18); Claddagh’s Moondance at Sangrud JH (BBEB); Cynister N Icawires Something Wicked (ABB); and Reece Afterhours Periwinkle (OB) Winners Bitch came from the 12-18 Month Bitch class. Reece Tempest Geaux for Glory, owned by Deanna Donohue, Angela Johnson & Belinda DeLaby & Billy Rodriguez . A very nicely coated teenager with a very nice head and expression, good overall condition and she carried herself and moved well with a good attitude. Reserve Winners Bitch was Claddagh’s Moondance at Sangrud JH owned by Kristin & Paul Wehking & Courtney & William Bastian. She came out of the Bred by Exhibitor Bitch class and won this on her overall balance along with a pleasing head and expression. She also moved better out and back in this Winners class than previously displayed. She was pushed by my Open Bitch class winner, Reece Afterhours Periwinkle owned by Beverly Blanchard. A very decent, honest young gal who had one of the best side gaits I saw on the day. Also my Reserve Winners Dog’s litter sister Kobnko Kia Ora Ripsnorter, owned by L. George, M Howard and K. Potter, who won the 6-9 Puppy Bitch class was in serious consideration. Not as mature or together as her brother she also showed very nice overall type. A special thanks to those who entered their Veterans and Field Trial Dogs and Bitches. The nine dogs and bitches in the various Veteran classes were well in contention and it was a difficult decision to pick one over the other. All of them were in good condition and excellent representatives. The same must be said for the Field Trial Dogs and Bitches. A special mention and hats-off to one of the Veteran Bitch class winners GCH Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie, owned by breeder-owners Cynthia Heiller DVM and Kathleen Boyd. She and my Field Trial Dog class winner GCH Hawk Haven’s Grandstand MH, breeder-owner Peter L and Norma Paduch, were two of the three Award of Merit winners. My remaining Award of Merit went to Weidenhugel Luca V Sep JH, owned by Ely and Patti Frank. Presented in the Specials class this GWP had an excellent coat, good movement and was well balanced. 38

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2 0 1 3 N AT I O N A L S In the Best of Breed Specials competition, I pulled six males and nine females for final consideration along with the remaining eligible class dogs and bitches. After weighing all things considered I chose for my Best of Breed GCH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm, owned by Victor Malzoni, Jr. An outstanding German Wirehaired Pointer who has represented our breed well during the past few years in the show ring. He was in good condition and coat, had the things I was looking for as a breeder and judge and was presented to perfection. My Select Dog, GCH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH, owned by M & A Johnson, K. Courtells, & C. Whitmore was very strongly in contention for the breed. Both these aforementioned dogs well deserve the winning and recognition they have given our breed. My Best of Opposite Sex was GCH Ripsnorter N Claddagh Backfield N Motion JH, RN, JHR, owned by Marguerite C Howard & Lisa George. This 3 year old gal caught my eye at the very start of the bitch judging with her carriage, balance and movement. All the time she was in the ring she was more than willing to step up to the plate. But the boys were on their toes and not to be denied on the day. My Select Bitch, Ripsnorter Makin’Waves with Jay-Mar, owned by Lisa George had a lovely eye and good movement on the day. Overview: Overall the body coats are in better shape than when I had seen them at Nationals in the past. The furnishings for the most part also reflected that of a Sporting dog and not a Terrier’s “pillar” legs. Granted more skillful and knowledgeable trimming is evident today but one would also hope that our breeders are trying to get back to the “natural” coats of the past. They certainly are easier to maintain! I was pleased to see a lot less “rolling” and soft backs than what I had anticipated. We still have our share of dogs lacking proper angulation either in the front or rear which affects their side movement and balance. I was pleased to feel proper muscle tone when it was evident. Still too many that lacked muscle tone especially in the “Specials” class. That really surprised me. Also of note is the size of the ears on some of the GWP’s. They are getting too large, long and low set. This presents a “houndy” appearance. Some specific areas where I feel the breeders need to improve without losing the gains they currently have obtained: The shape of the eye. I would say the majority of the dogs I saw had round eyes and not the correct almond shape. Many also lighter in color than I would like to see but still acceptable. A most important need is for the rib cage to be carried well back and the dogs are especially lacking in spring of ribs. Indeed, it concerned me that the ribs appeared to be going straight down from the backbone. Being more specific with this body type, the ribs are wider at the backbone with little outward curve, ending at almost a point along their underline behind the front legs. The ribs should be more oval in shape when viewed from the front (spring of ribs) allowing ample space without crowding for the lungs and other organs. This is of the utmost importance for a breed that needs endurance to work in the field. Most dogs with this lack of rib spring will also tend to be quite narrow between the front legs and across the chest in the front showing little sign of or a reasonable presence of the prosternum (prow). When the ribcage is at a proper depth to the elbow and does not extend back far enough towards the loin, it produces a distinct tuckup rather than the desired gradual tuckup for the underline. I truly appreciated the entire Nebraska experience —except for the tornado warnings. At the end of judging, receiving the framed picture of one of my own and favorite GWP’s (Ch Laurwyn Cassio Mocha Cake, C.D.) caught me completely off- guard. A gift so thoughtful and personal was a bit overwhelming. Thank you once again for your entries and support. I look forward to seeing our breed continue to progress in future years with the help of our dedicated breeders and exhibitors.

GWPCA National Specialty Judge: Ms. Joy Brewster Best of Breed GCH MT VIEW’S RIPSNORTER SILVER CHARM. BREEDER: Helen George & Claire & Kelly Wisch. By Ch Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart-Ch Mountain View’s Next Strike. OWNER: Victor Malzoni Jr. AGENT: Phillip E Booth, AKC Reg. Handler

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Best of Winners & Winners Dog KIMMAX BOURBON. SR760678/01. 12/14/2008. BREEDER: Peter And Maxine Mccullough. By Uri Vom Liether-Moor-Joschi III Del Zeffiro. OWNER: Una Russell.

Winners Bitch REECE TEMPEST GEAUX FOR GLORY. BREEDER: Angie Johnson & Michael Johnson & Christine Whitmore. By Ch Afterhours Reece Flying Solo JH-Ch J an J After Hours Dana JH. OWNER: Deanna Donohue, Angela Johnson, Belinda Delaby & Billy Rodriguez.

Select Dog GCH REECE AFTERHOURS THE BUCK STOPS HERE JH. BREEDER: Michael R & Angela E Johnson & Christine Whitmore. By GCh Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH-Ch J An J Afterhours Dana JH. OWNER: K Courtelis & M & A Johnson & C Whitmore.

Select Bitch CH RIPSNORTER MAKIN’ WAVES WITH JAYMAR. BREEDER: Lisa George & Niokol Litwin & Patricia Hieber. By Ch Ripsnorter’s Makin’ A Statement-Ch Jay-Mar’s Thank God For Credit Cards JH. OWNER: Lisa George. Award of Merit GCH WEIDENHUGEL ABBY V JESSIE. BREEDER: Cynthia Heiller DVM & Kathleen Boyd. By CH RLB’s JESSIE THE BODY MH-CH WEINDENHUGEL Xtra SPCL V BAMA MH. OWNER: Cynthia Heiller DVM & Kathleen Boyd.

Best of Opposite GCH RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BACKFLD N MOTION JH RN JHR. BREEDER: Lisa George & Courtney Vogel. By GCh Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH-Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnell. OWNER: Marguerite C Howard & Lisa George.

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Award of Merit CH WEIDENHUGEL LUCA V SEP JH. BREEDER: Cynthia Heller. By DC NYRAMSKOV’S H HECTOR-CH SCOTIAN XTRA TIME RN. OWNER: FRANK and PATTI ELY. AGENT: Leslie Puppo.


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Best of Winners/Winners Dog KOBNKO G’DAY AT RIPSNORTERS. BREEDER: Patricia Bond-Beckett. By Katholts G Dutch-Kobnko The Mannlicher. OWNER: Karen Potter DVM & Lisa George & Marguerite Howard. Best of Opposite GCH ASPENDELS PALE RIDER JH. BREEDER: Robert Perry & S Ferraro & A McClure. By Ch Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH-Ch Aspendels The Warrior Maiden. OWNER: Betsy Watkins & R Perry & S Ferraro. Select Dog GCH MOUNTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ACCLAIM. BREEDER: Claire & Kelly Wisch & Helen George-Witt & J Witt. By Ch RLB’s Mac The Knight MH-Ch Mountain View’s Next Strike. OWNER: Pete & Norma Paduch & Betty Stroh. AGENT: Robert Perry. Select Bitch CH CLADDAGH’S DUAL CITIZEN AT HIRSCH JH. BREEDER: Courtney And William Bastian. By Ch Claddaghnripsnorter’s Back’n Badger TDX MH-Ch Ripsnorter’s Mt View Explorer SH. OWNER: Catherine Ryan And Courtney Vogel-Bastian. Winners Bitch LOOKOUT’S POINTING THE WAY. BREEDER: J & H Witt & C J Vogel-Bastian & William Bastian. By GCh Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout-Ch Ripsnorter’s Mt View Explorer SH. OWNER: Phillip Stanger. Reserve Dog KIMMAX BOURBON. SR760678/01. 12/14/2008. BREEDER: Peter And Maxine Mccullough. By Uri Vom Liether-Moor-Joschi III Del Zeffiro. OWNER: Una Russell.

Best of Breed GCH MT VIEW’S RIPSNORTER SILVER CHARM. BREEDER: Helen George & Claire & Kelly Wisch. By Ch Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart-Ch Mountain View’s Next Strike. OWNER: Victor Malzoni Jr. AGENT: Phillip E Booth, AKC Reg. Handler

Reserve Bitch REECE AFTERHOURS PERIWINKLE. BREEDER: Angie &Mike Johnson Mary-Lynn Jensen PhD Christi Chism. By GCh Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH-Ch Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH. OWNER: Beverly Blanchard.

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GWPCA Regional Specialty Judge: Mr. James Reynolds

By James G. Reynolds It is always a great privilege to judge and an especially great one to be part of a national specialty weekend. I was delighted to be given this privilege. I found the entry to be very interesting and in some ways containing some surprises. I thought that heads, eyes and bites were uniformly excellent. Temperaments were great and most dogs were in good condition. Good toplines prevailed and for the most part rear action was good. Coats were of good texture although I felt that it some cases they were kept very short and didn’t provide the overall appearance of the weather resistant coat wanted in the standard. I felt that coat was one of the many excellent attributes of my BOB winner not only in texture but in length and presentation. Fronts were a problem in many dogs. Although layback of shoulder was reasonably good in many exhibits, short upper arms caused issues in reach from the side and left movement rather stilted on the return. My biggest surprise however came in the diversity of body type. I actually am a champion of having slightly different styles of dogs in the gene pool but here I found greater differences than I expected. Where the GWP is not a square dog and the body is “a little longer than high” I found some to be too long, particularly when many did not have “ribs well sprung” which accentuates the visual impression of long and refined rather than “balanced and sturdily built.” These latter points are not meant to be critical but one observer’s opinion.

Best of Breed GCH MOUNTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ACCLAIM. BREEDER: Claire & Kelly Wisch & Helen George-Witt & J Witt. By Ch RLB’s Mac The Knight MH-Ch Mountain View’s Next Strike. OWNER: Pete & Norma Paduch & Betty Stroh. AGENT: Robert Perry.

My Winner’s.Dog Lookout’s Caramel’n Heywire Runs On was not a small dog but was in beautiful coat and condition and was a treat to watch from the side. Winner’s Bitch Reece Afterhours Periwinkle is a beautifully balanced bitch of great type, appropriate substance and feminine. She is sound and not quite the strength of movement of the dog but I felt had a little better “balance” and so she was Best of Winners. The specials class was really exciting and I enjoyed having this opportunity. In the end I felt that my Best of Breed GCh. Mountain View National Acclaim was a standout— great balance, bone, substance and the aforementioned coat and condition. His side movement was outstanding. It was a delight to see him go on to win the group. Bitches were a greater challenge and I was back and forth but in the end I felt that the Winner’s Bitch offered the best overall picture on the day and so she emerged as Best of Opposite Sex. Thank you very much for the entry. 42

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National Field Championship Judges: John Moreland & Stan Truska

1st Place NGDC FC BRILLOWS BIG WILD WESTERN. BREEDER: Rhonda Haukoos. By Brillows Jackson Flyer-NFC FC Brillow Wild West Show. OWNER: Todd Tuls. Handler: Jim West. 2nd Place NFC FC BRILLOWS WILD WEST SHOW. BREEDER: Rhonda Haukoos. By FC Wildwires Cowboy JH-CH Brillow Ally Li’l Snippet. OWNER: Rhonda Haukoos. Hander: Jim West 3rd Place CASCADE MERCURY RISING. BREEDER: Ray & Lynn Calkins. By NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH-Cascade Million. OWNER: Jeff Calkins. Handler: Jeff Calkins 4TH Place DC SURE SHOT’S SONORA GONE HEYWIRE. BREEDER: Penny Ljungren. By CH Sure Shot’s Rock On-DC AFC Sure Shot’s Wide Open Spaces. OWNER: Penny Ljungren. Handler: P Ljungren

National Field Amateur Championship Judge: James Douglas & David Taylor

1st Place BIG OAKS SWEET THING. BREEDER: Rhonda Haukoos. By Brillows Jackson Flyer-NFC FC Brillow Wild West Show. OWNER: Vern Grimslid. Handler: Vern Grimslid. 2nd Place DC AFC PROULX’S WIREWEST BIG JAKE. BREEDER: Meg Eden. By DC Wildwings Shamless-Ch Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX MH. OWNER: Joe & Carrie Proulx. Hander: Joe Proulx or Vern Grimslid 56

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N AT I O N A L F I E L D T R I A L 3rd Place SCOTIAN ANDROMEDA GALAXY. BREEDER: Tom Lococo & Laura Reeves. By NFC FC AFC Wingmaster’s Bullet MH-Scotian Full Force Gale. OWNER: Tom Lococo. Handler: Tom Lococo 4TH Place DC SURE SHOT’S SONORA GONE HEYWIRE. BREEDER: Penny Ljungren. By CH Sure Shot’s Rock On-DC AFC Sure Shot’s Wide Open Spaces. OWNER: Penny Ljungren. Handler: P Ljungren

Open Derby Judge: James Douglas & David Taylor

1st Place CH IDAWIRE J EDGAR. BREEDER: Jodi Quesnell. By CH Cynisters Believe It Or Not-CH Piemonte Idawire Echo Chisola. OWNER: Jodi Quesnell. Handler: Tom Quesnell. 2nd Place SCHNELLBERG’S WILHELM VON PINES. BREEDER: Susan DeGraw. By DC AFC Cascade Double Barrel-Ch Rlb Schnellberg’s Criminal Intent. OWNER: Walt & Dolores Furesz & Susan DeGraw. Hander: Sue or Dan DeGraw 3rd Place TUMALO KYLE. BREEDER: John & Sandy Williams. By NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack-NAFC DC AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess. OWNER: John & Sandy Williams. Handler: John Williams or Joe Proulx 4TH Place SURE SHOT’S JUSTA GOIN’ HEYWIRE JH. BREEDER: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B. Brawn. By NAFC DC AFC GCH Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now-DC Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire. OWNER: Steven & Elizabeth Kreuser & Bernee Brawn. Handler: R Haukoos, J West or S. Kreuser

Open Puppy Judge: John Moreland & Stan Truska

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1st Place BRILLOWS W’WEST JUSTA HERE WE GO AGAIN. BREEDER: Rhonda Haukoos. By NAFC DC AFC GCH Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now-NFC FC Brillow Wild West Show. OWNER: Bernee Brawn. Handler: Jim West. 2nd Place SURE SHOT’S IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE. BREEDER: Penny Ljungren. By DC Wildwings Shamless-CH Sureshot’s Reckless. OWNER: Bernee Brawn, Penny Ljungren, Steve Kreuser. Hander: West/Haukoos/Kreuser 3rd Place SURE SHOT’S JUSTA I BE LEAVIN’. BREEDER: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B. Brawn. By NAFC DC AFC GCH Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now-DC Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire. OWNER: Bernee Brawn. Handler: Jim West 4TH Place SURE SHOT’S JUSTA GOIN’ HEYWIRE JH. BREEDER: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B. Brawn. By NAFC DC AFC GCH Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now-DC Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire. OWNER: Steven & Elizabeth Kreuser & Bernee Brawn. Handler: R Haukoos, J West or S. Kreuser

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Top 5 AKC Agility GWP’s Invited to the 2013 AKC Agility Invitational By Ashlee Trotter Agility Columnist The following dogs earned an invitation to the 2013 AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, FL this December. The top dogs were determined by the Top MACH Dog formula (Double Q’s x 10 + MACH points) that dogs have earned during the event qualifying period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Example: Dog has 520 MACH points and nine Double Q’s, therefore, (9 x 10 = 90)+ 520, so their total “formula value” will be 610. If any of these dogs decline the invitation, AKC will invite the next dog on the list.

Rank Name

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CH MACH2 Scotian Whiskey River MXS MJS

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MACH Jed’s Sf Blue Belle UDX2 OM2 RE SH MXB MJS NF T2B

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

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CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MX MXB MXJ MJB CGC

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Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF MFB

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Congratulations to our top 5 GWPs!

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2013 GWPCA Nationals Junior Showmanship Results Junior Showmanship Judge, Joy Brewster

Best Junior Handler In Specialty Open Senior – Alexis Cornell 1st -Novice Junior – Hadley Ramirez George. RIPSNORTER MAKIN WAVES WITH JAY-MAR. Breeder: Lisa George and Nikol Litwin & Patricia Hieber. By Ch Riipsnorter;s Makin’ A Statement-Ch Jay-Mar’s Thank God For Credit Cards JH. Owner: Lisa George BJ/1st -Open Senior – Alexis Cornell. CH HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE BN RA CA JH. Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Doug Ljungren & Bernee Brawn. By Ch. Ripsnorter;s Mt. View Lookout – Ch. Heywire N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time. Owner: Joni & A Cornell, A. Johnson, & A Meinke. 1st - Master Class – Billie Elizabeth Green. CH REECE WIIDWYND DAISY’S SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT. Breeder: Angie & Michael Johnson & Christie Chism. By Ch. Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH – Ch. Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH. Owner: Richard & Deanna Donohue & Angie Johnson.

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GWPCA National Specialty Obedience Results Judge: Dr. Jose Martinez High In Trial Novice B/1st Place

CH HEYWIRE N JUSTA’S LOOK WHO’S TALKIN. BREEDER: Judy Cheshire & Doug Ljungren & Bernee Brawn. By Gch Ch Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH-Ch Heywire ‘N Cedarbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH. OWNER: Steve Finkel & B Brawn & R Haukpos Veterans/1st Place CH LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V EREBUS UD JH. BREEDER: Dale Hurlock & Gina McCain & Heather Box-Quisenbe. By DC Cadenberg Victor v Trey MH-Cottonwoods Makersaidtakeher. OWNER: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain. Beginner Nov A /1st Place CH RED BARN’S HERE TO STAY MH. BREEDER: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle. By Ch Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH MH-Ch Schnellberg’s Live Wire SH. OWNER: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle. Beginner Nov B/1st Place GCH REECE AFTERHOURS IN THE EYE OF STORM. BREEDER: Michael R & Angela E Johnson & Christi Chism. By GCh Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH-Ch Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH. OWNER: John & Linda Eidmiller. Rally Novice A/1st Place CH RED BARN’S HERE TO STAY MH. BREEDER: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle. By Ch Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH MH-Ch Schnellberg’s Live Wire SH. OWNER: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle. Rally Novice B/1st Place GCH REECE AFTERHOURS IN THE EYE OF STORM. BREEDER: Michael R & Angela E Johnson & Christi Chism. By GCh Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH-Ch Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH. OWNER: John & Linda Eidmiller. Rally Advance B/1st Place CH LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V EREBUS UD JH. BREEDER: Dale Hurlock & Gina McCain & Heather Box-Quisenbe. By DC Cadenberg Victor v Trey MH-Cottonwoods Makersaidtakeher. OWNER: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain. Rally Excellent B/1st Place CH LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V EREBUS UD JH. BREEDER: Dale Hurlock & Gina McCain & Heather Box-Quisenbe. By DC Cadenberg Victor v Trey MH-Cottonwoods Makersaidtakeher. OWNER: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain. Rally Excellent B /2nd Place CH HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE BN RA CA. BREEDER: Judy Cheshire & Doug Ljungren & Bernee Brawn. By GCH Ch Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout-Ch Heywire N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time. OWNER: Joni Cornell & A Johnson & A Meinke & A Cornell.

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The German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Wire-News The GWPCA Wire-News is published by the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America, Inc. The GWPCA is a nonprofit Michigan corporation which was founded in 1959 to promote and develop the German Wirehaired Pointer. Since 1959 the GWPCA has been recognized by the American Kennel Club as a member club responsible for the development of the GWP in the United States. The GWPCA Wire-News is published for GWPCA members and is a benefit of membership. The editors of the Wire-News wish to encourage members to write interesting and informative articles for the Wire-News. The editors reserve the right to edit any article sent for publication and the right to refuse any article deemed inappropriate. Letters and articles published in the Wire-News do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the GWPCA or the Wire-News staff.

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