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National Issue

The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

Re g u l a r Fe a t u r e s

S p e c i a l Fe a t u r e s

Club Business 8 Election Results & Officers 9 President, Delegate and Editor 12 Committees and Announcements 13 Welcome New Committee Chairs 16 Club Business 17 National Survey Results 20 CHIC 64 New Titles 73 Dual Futurity Award 80 National Rescue 81 NGWPR Donors Special Features 21 2011 National Awards 28 Whiskery National Fun 29 GWPCA 2012 Nationals

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We Are Family GWPCA National Specialty GWPCA Regional Specialty GWPC of N CA Specialty GWPCA Futurity & GWPC of N CA National Sweeps & Maturity GWPCA National Obedience AllStar Invitational Another National Championship National Field Championship National Amateur Field Championship National Open Derby National Field Futurity National Puppy Classic National Hunt Test GWP Southern Classic

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MBIS MBISS GCH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm

“Oakley”

Owned by: Victor Malzoni, Jr ~ Hampton Court Bred by: Claire Wisch, Kelly Wisch & Helen Witt Presented by: Phil Booth THE NUMBER ONE DOG AMONGST ALL BREEDS THE NUMBER 1 SPORTING DOG THE NUMBER 1 GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER TOP WINING GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER OF ALL TIME GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER CULB OF AMERICA BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW 2011 & 2012 76 ALL BREED BEST IN SHOWS OVER 200 SPORTING GROUP FIRSTS

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Victor Malzoni Jr. - Hampton Court

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The Haven Kennel - Heiller/Ely

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Chuck Casanova & Robin Nelson

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The Haven Kennel - Heiller/Boyd/Sandor/Eden

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Hawk Haven Wires - Pete & Norma Paduch

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Lynn Sandor

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Cupola Farm-Courtelis, Johnson & Whitmore

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Wirewest GWP - Meg Eden

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Reece Kennels - Johnson & Cornell

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Joe & Carrie Proulx

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Inverness Kennels - Jack & Laura Myles

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Scotia Kennel - Reeves/Eberhardt

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Gary & Theresa Bonini

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Inverness Kennels - Jack & Laura Myles

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Dusty GWP - David, Joni & Alexis Cornell

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Alexis Cornell

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Tova Kennels - Wiseman/Angstrom

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Thunderhill Kennels - Jeff Paulus

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Idawire GWP - Tom & Jodi Quesnell

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Hilltop Farm - Betty Stroh

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Dual Shot Kennels - Karla Hawkins

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Claddagh Kennel-William & Courtney Bastian

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Willamette GWP-Lisa & Octavian Popescu

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Purina

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John & Sandy Williams

W i r e ~ N e w s Fu t u r e I s s u e s Beginning with the next issue of the GWPCA Wire~News 2013 Spring Issue a new team of editors will be heading up the efforts. Please forward all submissions, articles, reports and pictures to Diane Turner at turner.p.diane@gmail.com. If you would like to place an advertisement in future issues please contact Adam Cunningham at ironwiregwp@gmail.com. Deadlines Spring 2013 (Top Dog, AKC Companion Events, Breeder/Puppy Issue) ~ March 15, 2013 Summer 2013 (Field Issue) ~ June 15, 2013 Fall 2013 (Judges Issue) ~ August 15, 2013 Winter 2013 (National Issue) ~ November 15, 2013

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GW P C A E l e c t i o n Re s u l t s BEAUMONT UNIT, NAP TELLER’S REPORT November 23, 2012 German Wirehair Pointing Club of America 2012 Election PRESIDENT There are 194 votes cast with no illegal votes. Ray Calkins 127 Belinda Delaby 27 Bob Karrick 40 TREASURER There are 183 votes cast with no illegal votes. Erika Brown 183 MIDWEST DIRECTOR There are 193 votes cast with one (1) illegal vote. (voted for both candidates) Chuck Cassanova 123 Rhonda Haukoos 69 The ballots were counted and double-checked for accuracy. The tellers were Carl Holder, Reba Murphey PRP, Anthony & Phyllis Stewart, and Melissa Maedgen. Carl Holder, Head Teller Beaumont Unit, NAP

WireNews Photos - Lynn Calkins, Angie Johnson, Jim Boyd, Diane Marsh, Liz Dixon, Hilde Stapgen Win Photos by: Ken O’Brien, P.O. Box 1175, Folsom, CA 95763, obrienphotography@att.net Thank You John Daly for co-editing.

2 0 1 2 GW P C A B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 gwpcascade@gmail.com Vice President Elizabeth (Liz) Dixon, N7815 County Rd N, Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675 bkwdsgwp@svtel.net Secretary Lori Sargent, 5775 N. Chester Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 543-3628 birddog@windsweptwires.net Treasurer Erika Brown, 236 Park Ave., Woodstock, GA 30188 (770) 591-4329 geauxerika@yahoo.com Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, 13838 St. Highway 198, Conneautville, PA 16406 (814) 587-2365 13838@windstream.net Midwest Director Chuck Casanova, 19910 Platte View Rd., Gretna, NE 68028 (402) 691-9498 clc51@hotmail.com Western Director Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197 aspendel@aol.com 8

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Pr e s i d e n t s M e s s a g e - R a y C a l k i n s The 2012 National events are now completed. I would like to thank Diane Marsh and the No. Cal. club and everyone that helped put on our National events this year. Every thing seamed to run smoothly both at the show and field events.  There is a tremendous amount of work required to organize and run our Nationals. Congratulations on a job well done! At the National meeting the survey on the events was discussed.  One hundered and seventeen members responded.  Should we continue our historical format or change to one or two central locations?  Should we split the show and field?  Hard decisions! But fall is here and many of us are turning our attention to the real purpose of the wirehair.  Grouse, pheasant, quail, chukar and water fowl await.  It’s hunting season!

A K C D e l e g a t e ’ s Re p o r t - Pa t L a u r a n s National Specialties are fun, competitive, and educational .By participating at these happenings we see so many great dogs and what they look like and what they can do and have done. Hopefully it demonstrates the abilities and capabilities our wonderful dogs possess. At our Nationals we experience camaraderie like nowhere else, because we all appreciate and love our breed and our dogs. Each year each Parent Club’s National is like a family reunion that everyone in our Parent Club needs to support and hopefully attend. It sounds like the 2012 GWPCA was just that – and a great success. My kudos to all of the club members who worked so very hard to make it a wonderful experience and event. It has been my pleasure to continue to serve the club as the AKC Delegate for the GWPCA. During this past year I attended three 2 day meetings, and one 3 day meeting. Two were in New Jersey, one in Florida and one in North Carolina. During this time I have also served on and been the Chairperson of the Delegate’s Parent Club Committee. At the Delegate meeting in September the Delegate Body voted to continue my work on that committee for another three year term. Following that election the new Committee met and elected me (unanimously, once again) to Chair the Parent Club Committee. I am pleased and honored. One of the many accomplishments of the Parent Club Delegate’s Committee that is pertinent to Nationals Specialties in the conformation area was that the committee proposed, and at the September meeting was successful in getting a dog show rule passed, that becomes effective January 1, 2013. This rule change provides that at one Parent Club National Specialty per year, if the Club does not opt out, the Reserve Winners Dog and/ or the Reserve Winners bitch, will be awarded a 3 point major if the entry in that respective sex is twice that required for a 5 point major in the Point Zone where the National is being held. Hopefully at our 2013 National the entry will be large enough in both Dogs and Bitches so that the Reserve winners will get majors. I am pleased to note that once again wonderful members of our club and their GWPs represented our breed at the Meet the Breed Events in New York at the Javits Center and another group and their dogs will be there at the Meet the Breeds in December in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to seeing many of you in Florida .

Fr o m T h e E d i t o r - A n g i e J o h n s o n This issue of the Wire~News is bittersweet for me. After working as the Wire~News editor for a year, I have decided to step down and pass the editor duties to the next brave souls. Being the editor of this firstclass breed magazine has been such a learning experience for me. I have never worked in the publishing industry, as discerning readers could certainly tell. If you had asked me a year ago about a saddle and trim, I would have thought we were talking about equestrians. Now I can relate those terms and many others to publishing.   Being the GWPCA editor has also taught me some things about myself, such as my need to work on organization skills, and focus more on details.  Spelling and grammar checkers are terrific these days, but my writing is still bad enough to baffle them.  Maybe not the best admission from an editor, but at least I am the former editor.   Despite these deficits I have also learned that I love massaging the creative side of my brain. I enjoy working with GWPCA members on articles and ads and I have really loved meeting GWP owners from across the country and learning about their dogs.   And finally I would like to thank everyone who supplied advertisements, articles, photos and regular columns. Your contributions make the editor’s life easier, and your support of this magazine enables the GWPCA to maintain such high quality.  Please support the new editors and keep up the good work. ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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C o m m i t t e e C h a i r s & Po s i t i o n s 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 Judges Education - Judy Cheshire - heywiregwp@gmail.com National Events Coordinator - Laura Reeves - scotiadawgs@gmail.com 2012 Nationals - Diane Marsh - fdmarsh@comcast.net 2013 Nationals - Rhonda Haukoos - brillowkennels@iowatelecom.net Maturity (Show) - Audrey Meinke - fairwindxx@sbcglobal.net Membership & Wire News Mailing -Erika Brown - geauxerika@yahoo.com Rescue - Heidi Baumbarger - bluelinekennel@windstream.net ROM - Open Show Advisory Committee - Judy Cheshire - heywiregwp@gmail.com 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 Ads - Adam Cunningham - ironwiregwp@gmail.com Wire~Mail Editor - Steve Kreuser - gwpca_update@hotmail.com Web Master - Angie Johnson - angiehef@aol.com

What Does That Committee Do? The Show Events Advisory Committee acts as a resource to the GWPCA Board on issues concerning the National Specialty Show, Obedience Trial, Rally and Agility and makes occasional recommendations to the Board regarding different aspects of the Nationals. The Committee also gathers biographies of National caliber judges so the membership can make thoughtful and knowledgeable choices when voting for a judge for the National Specialty.  All GWPCA members are encouraged and welcome to give input regarding both judges and issues that they feel should be addressed pertaining to the National Specialty Show.  Members represent all areas of the country and attend the Nationals on a regular basis:  Judy Cheshire, chairman (NC) - Audrey Meinke (CT), Christi Chism (FL), Courtney Bastian (WI), Betsy Watkins (TX), Jodi Quesnell (WY), Joan Payton (CA), Kay Braddock, Obedience Expert-At-Large (MI) and Pam Baak, Agility Expert-At-Large (CA).    The Judges Education Committee consists of Joy Brewster (CT), Judy Cheshire (NC) and Laura Reeves (OR) We provide ongoing education to both current and potential judges of GWPs via seminars, ringside observation at specialties and mentoring.  There are also 11 parent club approved mentors that meet specific criteria required by AKC and the parent club.  We hope to expand that list by the end of 2012.  Seminars and workshops follow guidelines set up by AKC and include the history of the breed, function as a versatile hunting dog, clarification of the current GWP Standard, explanation of breed type, essence of the breed and recommendations to prioritize by function when judging.  Education is done without bias and focuses on the positive aspects of the individual dogs that are used for “hands on” experience. 12

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H e l p U s We l c o m e A N e w Te a m o f W i r e ~ N e w s E d i t o r s Hi! I’m Diane Turner and most of you know me as your National GWP Rescue Coordinator. Last summer Adam Cunningham and I became aware that Angie would be leaving as the Wire-News Editor. We recognize that the Wire-News is the glue that holds our GWP family together and we were concerned that if no one volunteered to take over as editor that the Wire-News might cease to exist. Without the Wire-News our national club would suffer a great loss and that loss would directly affect the efforts of the rescue program. When no one immediately volunteered to take over Angie’s position we began talking about moving from the rescue program to the magazine. After a lot of thought, we formulated a plan and presented it the Board. I will be handling the editorial content of the magazine and Adam will be acting as the Business Manager. Our plan is to bring together a staff, not only to assist in the work load but to assure a variety of opinions and ideas. Having a volunteer staff will eliminate the scramble to find a new editor or financial manager when someone must leave. It will also guarantee that transitions are seamless and that in the future there is continuity in the magazine. When we became aware that the Wire-News has been a constant drain on the club’s finances, Adam immediately knew that his goal would be to get the magazine onto a selfpaying basis. My background is in community journalism and I’ve edited several magazines and newspapers in the past. For ten years I served as co-editor of the American Belgian Tervuren Club’s Tervuren News Tales magazine. During those years, I also edited for Tucson Magazine, Best in Dogs and worked as a technical/copy editor for HP books. So since I haven’t worked in the industry for many years, I will have lot to catch up on but I can promise you that I will do my best. Adam has a background in sales and account management. He brings a strong business background to the Wire-News and is looking forward to putting in the hard work to ensure the future of the magazine. I feel that together Adam and I can bring a new, more-stable life to the Wire-News. -Diane Turner & Adam Cunningham

GW P N a t i o n a l Re s c u e H a s A N e w C o o r d i n a t o r Hi, I’m Heidi Baumbarger. I have owned GWPs for almost 20 years now, breeding under the Blueline prefix. As many of you already know, I will be taking over as the National GWP Rescue Foster Coordinator in January, when Diane moves on to the Wirenews. I have been involved with rescuing the breed for over 12 years. My main goal is to get more people involved in rescue. We have so many dogs in need that it far outweighs the ability of the wonderful volunteers we have now. Time is an issue for everyone, so if each person could do just a small part, it would lighten the load all the way around. I have some exciting ideas to continue growing the rescue in the positive direction it has been going in since Diane took over. One of my biggest ideas is to start a rescue railroad, which will move rescue GWPs from one destination to another without costing the rescue loads of money. For those of you who don’t know me, feel free to approach me next time you see me at a show. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions. I look forward to working with all of you and am honored to be your new NGWPR foster coordinator. -Heidi Baumbarger

L o o k Fo r W i r e ~ M a i l s Fr o m O u r N e w C o o r d i n a t o r Hi, I’m Steve Kreuser. I have been involved with GWP’s for the past 18 years plus, and grew up with them as a child. Lisa and I have owned a few GWP’s that have been hunt tested from Junior to Master level, field trialed puppy and derby dogs, and participated in conformation.  I am an avid waterfowl and upland game hunter.  We were heavily involved with the Ft. Detroit club, until a move to Connecticut.  After our move, it took me a couple of years to get involved again, and started judging hunt tests throughout New England.  I am a judge at all levels, and I show in conformation as a last resort!  Two pups have thrown us back into the swing of things, Josh (Ch Heywire’s Don’T Look Now, JH, NAI) and Emma Lou (Sure Shot’s Justa Goin’ Heywire).  Josh is currently working on his Senior Hunting title and agility.  Emma Lou just turned six months old  and will make her puppy/derby debut in the spring.  I also enjoy lending a hand to friends, by handling their dogs in hunt test and field trials.  This allows me to spend a little more time in the field, to continue learning about all of the venues that are available to us. In addition to being the editor of the Wire Mail, I  created an un-official AKC Pointing Breed Hunt Test page on Facebook and an un-official GWPCA National Events page, come join us!  Feel free to send any Wire Mail updates to gwpca_update@hotmail.com -Steve Kreuser ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Whiskery National Fun… Northern California Style By Laura Reeves, National Events Coordinator

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old miners came by the thousands to the rugged land of the Sierra Nevadas in 1849 seeking their fortunes. Wirehair owners swarmed the same mountains of central California 163 years later in smaller numbers, but with no less avid determination. The 2012 GWPCA National Events were held Oct. 7-14 in and around Jamestown, Calif. While the entries for all events were lower than usual, the judges all found the “mother lode” in the quality of exhibits and performances. Fortunately, the weather was clear and mild throughout the events, so none of our exhibitors was stranded on Donner Pass. I did, though, hear from a handful of flatlanders who claimed to have seen their lives pass before their eyes while traversing a few of the scenic routes. With the exception of some confusion as regards the hunt test venue, the events all ran very smoothly. The members of the California clubs who worked so hard for so long deserve all of our thanks and tremendous credit.

The conformation judging offered opportunities for a variety of dogs to excel. No clean sweep this year at any level. The judges were presented with quality dogs of more than one “type” and found what they wanted in their placements. Best of Breed was a different dog every day, which followed through all of the major awards. The field trial judges were more unified in their opinions and rewarded one dog with both the amateur and open championship titles. Congratulations to John and Sandy Williams on the success of NFC/NAFC/FC/AFC Tumalo Timber Jack. Complete results are printed elsewhere in the magazine. It is always a pleasure for me to read about dogs that participated in multiple venues during the course of the week’s events. This ability to not just compete but excel in show, field and performance arenas is one of the greatest treasures our breed has to offer. In a demonstration of this strength by the dual dogs in our breed, two dual champions and a CH/MH placed in the two championship stakes. All but a couple of the dogs that placed in the juvenile stakes also were entered in the conformation classes. The winner of the All-Star Invitational, Gary and Teresa Bonini’s DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector, CGC, “Sep,” also earned an Award of Merit and Best in Veteran Sweeps at the National Specialty Show. One of Sep’s offspring, Weidenhugel Luca v Sep (DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector, CGC x Ch. Scotian Xtra Time, RN), bred by Cindy Heiller, won the Show Futurity and earned a Junior Hunter leg two days later. Lynn Sandor’s DC Wildwings Shameless, “Gus,” and a record three of his get were all entered in the All-Star. Two of those, plus a third Gus offspring, all bred by Meg Eden (DC Wildwings Shameless x Ch. Von Duffins Lady Bug, CDX, MH), placed in the championship stakes. Karla Hawkins’ breeder/owner/handled bitch, Dual Shot’s Flying High (a Gus granddaughter), was Winners Bitch at the Regional Specialty and went on to place third in the Field Futurity. A huge round of applause is due Karla, Gary, Cindy, Lynn, Meg and all of the breeders and owners who represent the spirit of togetherness and cooperation between the show and field events. Congratulations to all of the winners in all of the events. Each owner, breeder and handler deserves the recognition earned. We hope to see everyone again next year in Nebraska. Until then, have fun and kiss your dogs on the nose.

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Field Futurity. The Western Regional Show was next, starting with junior showmanship. Thanks to judges, Sheila Polk, Brenda Abraham, and Dorothy Macdonald.

The 2012 Nationals got of to a great start on Thursday, October 4 with a roundtable discussion on dog breeding at the GWPU seminar. Led by Ray Calkins, DVM approximately eight people listened to a short lecture on the hormones associated with timing a breeding and then Ray fielded questions related to breeding dogs. The discussion was such a informative session that even veteran breeders learned something new and the one hour lecture stretched to one and a half hours. The following session on dog grooming was cancelled as Laura Reeves had a medical emergency with a family member and could not arrive for the lecture time. She arranged a replacement speaker who ended up joining the breeding roundtable. The welcome hospitality started at 6:30pm at the host hotel, Aladdin Inn, and was well attended. Everyone enjoyed the food and wine , catching up with old friends from across the nation and meeting many new ones.

The always anticipated and well attended Annual GWPCA Meeting was Saturday evening back at the banquet facilities. Good thing the meeting was quick so everyone could enjoy the great meal that the hotel chef, Jose, provided. The food at this hotel set the bar high for future National events. Chuck Casanova from the Nebraska Club discussed the next years National Event in Lincoln, Nebraska and encouraged all who are going to get their hotel reservations in now. Raffle tickets were sold for the $1000.00 in gas cards and for the Tritronics Collar. The National GWPCA Rescue also sold raffle tickets and had a silent auction for many nice items.

By Cindy Heiller, DVM ~ 2012 National Chairman

Friday, October 5 started off with the Star Spangled Banner and the National Obedience and Rally event. The low number of entries did not detract from the nice work of several dogs and the occasional comic relief as wirehairs will be wirehairs and invent a new twist on the term obedience occasionally. Cathy Dutra was the judge and it was nice to see some California dogs and their owners at the nationals that I had not met before. One exhibitor even had a pup from one of my dogs that I had never seen. Rally had a hitch as we had no cones for the course, lucky we located enough to set up the interesting course. The ring and obedience equipment were lent to us by the local obedience club, the Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club, Inc. A club officer, Mary Barrett took the time off from work to be the ring steward for the day. If you are reading this to find out who won what in any of the venues, stop now as I was to busy being a gopher to write down the particulars. Though winning is important, the Nationals are not just about winning. After the National Rally trial, the GWP Club of Northern California Specialty Show started with sweepstakes, then Junior Showmanship, and the Conformation Show. All eyes were on the ring as this was the first time we could see who was at the show and what the competition was going to be. One nice thing was that a different dog won each day, The field of dogs was heavy with youngsters under 18 months and we will have some nice dogs to look at for the years to come. Thanks to judges Jennifer Masterson and Del Richards, who made their choices out of a nice group of dogs. Also thanks to Joan Payton, our club trophy chairman, for finding such nice ribbons and trophies purchased from Gail Richardson. At 4 pm a Cardiac Clinic was given by Brian Mackie, DVM DAVIM. Dr Mackie is a veterinary board certified cardiologist that agreed to come to the fairgrounds to evaluate our dogs. He preformed 3 cardiac ultrasounds and auscultated 28 dogs and did not find any cardiac problems. He was surprised at the very low heart rates of the ultra-fit field trial dogs. Most of the dogs evaluated were GWPs, but we had a GSP and a whippet also come to the clinic. Dr Mackie then got a glass of wine and stayed to watch the All Star Invitational. Thanks to Chuck Casanova who registered the dogs for evaluation, Theresa Bonini who scanned them all for microchips, I certified the chip numbers and the many people who brought their dogs for certification. Cardiac certification by a veterinary cardiologist is a new requirement for the GWPCA CHIC program. Remember if you do not look for a problem, you will not find one. Saturday started with Judy Cheshire putting on a Judges Education Seminar at the Banquet Hall at the Host Hotel, then the National Futurity and Maturity shows were at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Lucky for us they are only 4 miles apart. A large group of judges attended both the seminar and the following two days of shows. In 2013, the National Maturity show will be an official event, so remember to nominate your litters for this show venue when you are nominating for the Show and

Sunday, October 7, and the National Specialty finally arrived with National Sweepstakes first, then Parade of Title Holders where any dog with a title got to show it’s stuff. Junior showmanship followed with many budding handlers showed once again their skills at dog showing. The National Specialty Show was fraught with anticipation of who would win this year and was Oakley, the number one show dog this year, going to be present. He was and he won. Thanks to the judges of the day , Evelyn Hilbert and Gretchen Schultz. Back at the banquet facilities we had the problem of more people with out reservations wanting dinner then the 10% that we were told to anticipate. Guess word of Jose’s cooking got around. He performed a miracle and we all had a good time. Awards were given out and the evening seemed to last forever. People just have to quit doing things with their dogs. Silke Alberts won the gas card raffle and promised to go to the Nationals in 2013. We will see if she makes it to Nebraska. The Aladdin Inn was a great host hotel, offering a dog bathing area next to the pool so people had a place with towels and warm water to wash their dog. The hotel had only 10 rooms that allowed pets, but since we were renting most of the hotel, they allowed dogs in every room. David and Elaine Kalash were excellent hosts and offered amenities, like the dog wash and fenced dog area, that we have never had at hotels before. We thank them for their hospitality. The National Event is something that I look forward to for most of the year. Dog breeding are planned around the date, vacation time is asked for six months in advance and my veterinary continuing education is scheduled around the time, so I am not gone from work for to long a stretch of time. This is the second Nationals that I have help put on. The first was in 1994 and I joined the Northern California club that year, so little did I know all the blood sweat and tears that went in to the planning. I certainly learned that during the last two years of planning for the 2012 Nationals.. The event takes on a life of it’s own and I guess you have to have a great bunch of people helping keep track of things or something will be missed. And the glitches are what you remember most. Diane Marsh steered the ship for the 2012 Nationals and I am sure after 4 days of me yelling Diane!!!, she was ready to change her name. Her sister, Terri Simon, may never go to a dog show again, she manned the information table, the merchandise table and sold raffle tickets. I am sure she did not see the show. Rob Rein was the show secretary and we talked to him so much I am sure we all had his number on speed dial. Lunches were provided at the show by Rob and Debbie Lewis, we had something hot to offer each day and no one left hungry. Fran Marsh , Debbie Lewis, Silke Alberts, Sharon Jahn, Mary Ingerson, Theresa and Gary Bonini, Joan Payton, Bob and Kathi Rittenhouse and Frank and Patty Ely were part of Diane large group of volunteers. If it needed to be moved, picked up, emptied, or procured it was done. And if they were not available some member of the GWPCA stepped up to help, ring steward, set out ribbons and trophies, clean up the show grounds and what ever else that needed to be done. That is the special thing about the Nationals. We all try to win, but we all are willing to lend a hand if and when it is needed. I have my hotel reservation already and plans to buy new tires for the motor home. ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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O n c e a y e a r t h e GW P C A m e m b e r s g a t h e r a t N a t i o n a l s . I ’ v e A l w a y s t h o u g h t o f t h i s l i ke a f a m i l y r e u n i o n . A n d w e a r e a f a m i l y, o c c a s i o n a l l y s o m e w h a t d y s f u n c t i o n a l , b u t a l l h a v e t h e s a m e b o n d — t h e d o g s ! We gather to compete but also to renew friendships and see dogs from o t h e r p a r t s o f t h e c o u n t r y. We c o m p e t e i n t h e r i n g , f i e l d , o b e d i e n c e a n d a g i l i t y. I t i s t h e GW P t h a t b o n d s u s . N o o n e a r e a i s m o r e i m p o r t a n t t h a n o t h e r s . We m u s t a l l w o r k a s a u n i t s u p p o r t i n g e a c h o t h e r.

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G W P C A N AT I O N A L S P E C I A LT Y What a privilege to have been selected to judge the German Wirehaired Pointer National Specialty. The specialty started with an exciting 6-9 puppy dog class, from which my eventual winner’s dog was chosen, and continued on thru the bitch classes. My winners bitch had a gorgeous front, and reserve was a wonderful typey bitch from the bred by exhibitor class. Overall, my classes contained a depth of type, balanced structure & movement, as well as good harsh coats, showing an exciting future for this breed. I did have some weak rears, long or weak backs, as well as a few down faced or “roman nosed” heads, but they were in the minority. In years past this breed had quite a few unstable temperaments, exhibiting both fear and aggression in the ring, but was delighted that there was absolutely no sign of this either in or out of the ring. My veterans and Field classes were deep in quality, in fact Best Opposite came from the 7-9 year old class (she was 9 years old), and one of my awards of merit from the Field Trial/ Veteran dog class (age 10).! When the specials class walked in, I was actually stunned with the depth of quality in this breed, and excited to adjudicate each of these wonderful dogs. I did not have enough ribbons to award or acknowledge the excellence of the dogs before me. My Best in Specialty dog was breathtaking. It was immediately apparent why this dog is not only the top GWP of all time, but the Number 1 dog all breeds, with his type, his movement, his great condition and professional presentation. Additionally, finding out that “Oakley” attended the national specialty instead of exhibiting at an all-breed show in his continued quest to remain number 1 all breeds, added to the pleasure I received in awarding this win. Kudos to the handler(s), the owners, and especially the breeders, for their continued successful mission of presenting such outstanding, quality Best of Breed: German Wirehaired Pointers. GCh. Mt. View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm ~Gretchen Schultz (National Specialty Judge)

2 0 1 2 GW P C A N a t i o n a l S p e c i a l t y S h o w BEST OF BREED / BEST STUD DOG GCH. MT. VIEW’S RIPSNORTER SILVER CHARM - Owner: Victor Malzoni Jr. Breeder: C Wisch, H. Witt, K. Wisch. Agent: Phil Booth. BEST OF WINNERS/WINNERS DOG REECE AFTERHOURS N DUSTY STEELE N THYME - Owner: Joni Cornell, Alexis Cornell and Angela Johnson Breeder: A Johnson, M Johnson, C Chism and ML Jensen Ph.D. BEST OF OPPOSITE GCH ASPENDELS PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro. Breeder: R Perry& S Ferraro & A McClure. Best of Winners: Reece Afterhours N Dusty Steele N Thyme

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Winners Bitch/Award of Merit: HH Lookout Celtic Field of Vision JH

Select Bitch: GCH Geronimo’s Goddess V Dazzle

Select Dog: GCH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler

I am honored to have been selected to judge the 2012 German Wirehaired Pointer National Specialty, a breed close to my heart. I once owned and handled group winning Ch. Quailcreek’s Bo Briar Britches, a top ranked GWP in the early 1980’s. ~ Gretchen Schultz AWARD OF MERIT / WINNERS BITCH HH LOOKOUT CELTIC FIELD OF VISION JH – Owner: Jim & Michelle Boyd & Jim Witt & Ed Shupp. Breeder: E Shupp & J Wilkinson & J & H Witt. SELECT DOG GCH EBBTIDE LOOKOUT GAMBLER - Owner: Ann Summerfelt & Garnett Persinger & Howie Huber III & Frank Funderbunk. Breeder: G Persinger, H Huber, J & H Witt. Agent: Howie Huber III.

Judge ~ Ms. Gretchen Schultz SELECT BITCH GCH GERONIMO’S GODDESS V DAZZLE – Owner/Breeder: Joann Steffes & Laura Myles. AWARD OF MERIT GCH DRAKKAR’S RLB CELTIC PRIVATE EYE - Owner: Jim & Michelle Boyd & Joyce Wilkinson. Breeder: R Bultman & T Boldin & J Wilkinson. AWARD OF MERIT DC NYRAMSKOV’S H. HECTOR CGC - Owner: Gary Bonini. Breeder: H & P Bgerrgaard. AWARD OF MERIT / BEST BROOD BITCH CH SCOTIAN XTRA TIME RN - Owner: Cynthia Heiller, DVM. Breeder: L Reeves. RESERVE WINNERS DOG EBBTIDE LOOKOUT PRIVATE PARTS – Owner: Garnett Persinger & Howie Huber III. Breeder: G Persinger, H Huber, J & H Witt. ** Reserve Winners Bitch as recognized by the judge was Cynister N Idawires Cat’s Pajamas, but her win was rescinded by the AKC for registration issues.

Award of Merit: GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye

Award of Merit: DC Nyramskov’s H Hector CGC

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Select Dog: GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye

Award of Merit: GCH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler

Best Junior Handler: Alexis Cornell

2 0 1 2 GW P C A Re g i o n a l S p e c i a l t y S h o w Best of Breed: GCh. Mountain View National Acclaim

Best of Winners: Hilltops Winter Scotch At Inverness

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G W P C A R E G I O N A L S P E C I A LT Y BEST OF BREED

GCH. MOUTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ACCLAIM - Owner: Norma & Pete Paduch and Betty Stroh. Breeder: C Wisch, H. Witt, K. Wisch, J. Witt. Agent: Robert Perry.

BEST OF WINNERS/WINNERS DOG HILLTOPS WINTER SCOTCH AT INVERNESS - Owner: Laura Myles Breeder: B Stroh & K Sunda

BEST OF OPPOSITE

CH EBBTIDE LOOKOUT PAGAN - Owner: Garnett Persinger & Howard Huber III. Breeder: G Persinger, H Huber III, J Witt, H Witt.

WINNERS BITCH DUAL SHOT’S FLYING HIGH – Owner: Karla Hawkins. Breeder: K Hawkins.

Judge ~ Ms. Dorothy MacDonald

SELECT DOG GCH DRAKKAR’S RLB CELTIC PRIVATE EYE - Owner: Jim & Michelle Boyd & Joyce Wilkinson. Breeder: R Bultman & T Boldin & J Wilkinson. SELECT BITCH GCH WEIDENHUGEL ABBY V JESSIE – Owner/Breeder: Cynthia Heiller DVM & Kathleen Boyd. AWARD OF MERIT GCH EBBTIDE LOOKOUT GAMBLER - Owner: Ann Summerfelt & Garnett Persinger & Howie Huber III & Frank Funderbunk. Breeder: G Persinger, H Huber, J & H Witt. Agent: Howie Huber III AWARD OF MERIT GCH GERONIMO’S GODDESS V DAZZLE - Owner/Breeder: JoAnn Steffes & Laura Myles. AWARD OF MERIT GCH ASPENDELS PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro. Breeder: R Perry& S Ferraro & A McClurE. RESERVE WINNERS DOG WILLAMETTE’S “MR. BONES” JH RN – Owner/Breeder: Octavian & Lisa Popescu. RESERVE WINNERS BITCH HH LOOKOUT CELTIC FIELD OF VISION JH – Owner: Jim & Michelle Boyd & Jim Witt & Ed Shupp. Breeder: E Shupp & J Wilkinson & J & H Witt. BEST JUNIOR HANDLER HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE – Owner: Joni Cornell, Angie Johnson & Audrey Meinke. Breeder: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B Brawn. Handler: Alexis Cornell. ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Select Dog: CH Scotian Windswept Expedition SH

Select Bitch: CH Inverness Solo Xtravagance

Award of Merit: GCH Wireworks Tea Party of Two

2 0 1 2 GW P C o f N o r t h e r n C A S p e c i a l t y S h o w Best of Breed: GCh. Aspendels Pale Rider JH

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GCH ASPENDELS PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro. Breeder: R Perry& S Ferraro & A McClure.

BEST OF WINNERS / WINNERS BITCH

HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE RN BN CA – Owner: Joni Cornell, Angie Johnson & Audrey Meinke. Breeder: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B Brawn.

BEST OF OPPOSITE

GCH MOUTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ACCLAIM - Owner: Norma & Pete Paduch and Betty Stroh. Breeder: C Wisch, H. Witt, K. Wisch, J. Witt. Agent: Robert Perry.

WINNERS DOG

LOOKOUT TOVAS MICKEY – Owner: A. Angstrom & Eva Wiseman. Breeder: E Wiseman, H Witt, J Witt. Agent: Robert Perry.

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SELECT DOG CH SCOTIAN WINDSWEPT EXPEDITION SH - Owner: Laura Reeves, Stephanie Rainwater, Lori & Mark Sargent. Breeder: L & M Sargent & B Brawn. SELECT BITCH CH INVERNESS SOLO XTRAVAGANCE – Owner/Breeder: Laura Myles. AWARD OF MERIT CH AIMN HI SCOTIAN GHOSTDANCE - Owner: Laura Reeves & Lisa Puppo. Breeder: J & C Isom & G Capstaff. AWARD OF MERIT GCH WIREWORKS TEA PARTY FOR TWO - Owner/Breeder: Angela Milowski & Sean Michael. AWARD OF MERIT GCH ASPENDELS PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro. Breeder: R Perry& S Ferraro & A McClure. RESERVE WINNERS DOG HH LOOKOUT FILED MARSHAL – Owner: Cynthia Heiller DVM, Kathleen Boyd, Ed Shupp. Breeder: E Shupp, J Wilkinson, J Witt & H Witt. RESERVE WINNERS BITCH WEIDENHUGEL MORGAN V GUS – Owner/Breeder: Cynthia Heiller DVM & Kathleen Boyd. BEST JUNIOR HANDLER HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE RN BN CA – Owner: Joni Cornell, Angie Johnson & Audrey Meinke. Breeder: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B Brawn. Handler: Alexis Cornell. ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE – Owner: Joni Cornell, Angie Johnson & Audrey Meinke. Breeder: J Cheshire, D Ljungren & B Brawn. JR Handler: Alexis Cornell.

Congratulations to all the Juniors at Nationals, you are the future of our breed. Joshua Burk, Alexis Cornell, Hannah Hieber, Celestina Lynch and Ashley Wilson

GW P C A Fu t u r i t y J u d g e ~ M s . S h e l i a Po l k BEST IN FUTURITY WEIDENHUGEL LUVA V SEP - Owner: F & P Ely Breeder: C Heiller. * BOS Futurity as recognized by the judge was Cynister N Idawires Cat’s Pajamas, the win was rescinded for registration issues. I am very honored to be judging your Futurity classes at your German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America’s 2012 National Specialty. Thank you for this privilege! Ms. Shelia Polk

GW P C o f N o r t h e r n C A J u d g e ~ M s . J e n n i f e r M a s t e r s o n BEST PUPPY SWEEPS LOOKOUT TOVAS MICKEY – Owner: A. Angstrom & Eva Wiseman. Breeder: E Wiseman, H Witt, J Witt. Agent: Robert Perry. BEST OF OPPOSITE PUPPY SWEEPS HH LOOKOUT CELTIC FIELD OF VISION JH – Owner: Jim & Michelle Boyd & Jim Witt & Ed Shupp. Breeder: E Shupp & J Wilkinson & J & H Witt. BEST VETERAN SWEEPS GCH ASPENDELS PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro. Breeder: R Perry& S Ferraro & A McClure. BEST OF OPPOSITE VETERAN SWEEPS DC NYRAMSKOV’S H. HECTOR CGC - Owner: Gary Bonini. Breeder: H & P Bjerregaard.

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Q/189 PRYOR CREEKS GRACIE MAE MH UDX TDX NA NAJ CGC VCDI HTR- Owner: Carol & Tommy Cagle. Breeder: C Campbell.

OBEDIENCE NOVICE B

Q/189 CH SUREFIRE’S SECRET LITTLE SPOT JH – Breeder/Owner: Joan & Andy Payton. Q/187.5 WEIDENHUGEL JADE V TREFF – Owner: E Gray. Breeder: M Revell

BEGINNERS NOVICE B

Q/190.5 CH SUREFIRE’S SECRET LITTLE SPOT JH – Breeder/Owner: Joan & Andy Payton.

VETERANS OBEDIENCE

Q/194.5 CH LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V EREBUS UD JH OAP OJP – Owner: Ann Kostishak & Gina McCain. Breeder: D Hurlock, G McCain & H Box-Quisenberry.

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RALLY EXECELLENT B

Q/86 CH LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V EREBUS UD JH OAP OJP – Owner: Ann Kostishak & Gina McCain. Breeder: D Hurlock, G McCain & H Box-Quisenberry.

RALLY ADVANCED B

Q/94 CH LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V EREBUS UD JH OAP OJP – Owner: Ann Kostishak & Gina McCain. Breeder: D Hurlock, G McCain & H Box-Quisenberry. Q/90 WEIDENHUGEL JADE V TREFF – Owner: E Gray. Breeder: M Revell

RALLY NOVICE B

Q/86 WEIDENHUGEL GEM V YANKEE JH CGC – Owner: Diane & Francis Marsh. Breeder: M Revell. High In Trial: CH Surefire’s Secret Little Spot JH

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Q/78 CYNISITER’S JUST IN TIME CANDO – Owner: C Burk. Breeder: C Magoon. Jr. Hander: Joshua Burk.


2012 All-Star Invitational

By Judy Cheshire

The All-Star Invitational celebrated its tenth birthday with an entry of seven exceptional dogs at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, California. Five of the seven entries consisted of DC Wildwing’s Shameless (“Gus”) and four of his get, three Dual Champions and one Champion/ Amateur Field Champion. I’ve actually had the privilege of judging “Gus”, both in the conformation ring and in the field and it was a definite pleasure to see his kids at the Invitational and later in the week, running in the National Championships! Rounding out the entry was a lovely 14+ year old “It was a pleasure to judge such Champion Master Hunter, who sparkled with her tail wagging, and nice dogs.” ~ Sharon Jahn the eventual winner, Dual Champion Nyramskov’s H. Hector, CGC, who is a Danish import, owned by Gary Bonini. Congratulations to each of these dogs, their breeders, owners and handlers, for their outstanding accomplishments. This year’s Invitational was graciously sponsored by Victor Malzoni, Jr., “Hampton Court”, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Malzoni has bred and/or owned many top winning dogs in both North and South America and Europe, including several Best-In-Show German Wirehaired Pointers in the United States, Canada and South America. His obvious appreciation of quality and achievement is only enhanced by his support of an event that honors those dogs that meet and exceed the standard of their breed in both conformation and performance. The All-Star Invitational Committee would like to thank Mr. Malzoni for his kindness and generosity. Also, a big thank you to Ed Schupp, owner of last year’s winner for donating the Best in Invitational trophy and to the Strassman family for the All-Star traveling trophy, in memory of Stephanie Strassman-Scheurman. Our panel of three judges represented a wide range of knowledge bases. Sue DeGraw, from Michigan, is a second generation “dyed in the wool” Wirehair person, following in the footsteps of her mother, Marge Owen, who managed the kennel of Carl Schnell, many years ago. Sue took over the kennel in 1992 and continues to breed under the Schnellberg prefix. She has been involved in multiple aspects of the dog fancy…Conformation, Obedience, Agility and Field, titling dogs to the highest level in each. Sharon Jahn, from California, began her involvement with dogs in the early 1970’s, starting with GSPs as personal hunting dogs. Her first Wirehair came in 1984 and she never looked back. She h has collaborated with Mildred Revell, of Weidenhugel fame, on several litters and has competed with her four generations of GWPs in Conformation, Field, Agility and Rally. Max Krainer is a well-known all-breed professional handler in South America and the US, specializing in German Wirehaired Pointers, Golden Retrievers, Chinese Cresteds and Bernese Mountain Dogs. Based at his Legend Kennel in Avare, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Max and his wife, Livia, travel extensively to numerous National Specialties and large show circuits in the US and South America, not only to compete, but to evaluate the progress of their chosen breeds on a more global level. 2012 All-Star Participants We were very fortunate to DC Wildwings Shameless have such experienced and accomplished individuals judge DC/AFC Wireswest Mardi Gras, CGC our event! DC Wireswest First Dibs MH We’re looking forward to the 2013 Nationals in Nebraska CH Jay-Mar’s Tzar’s Passing The Torch CD, where we hope to honor an even RA, MH larger number of Invitational DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector, CGC entrants. Join us to pay tribute CH AFC Proulx’s Wireswest Big Jake to the “Dual Dog”! DC Dual Shot’s Behind Bars NAI AllStar Invitational Winner DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector, CGC ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Another National Championship In The Record Books By Randy Berry, Field Trial Chairman The 2012 GWPCA National Field Trial is in the books. The entry was low, which caused some difficulties in providing the “one day rest” requirements between the Derby Classic and the Futurity as well as between the National Amateur Champion and the National Championship. Additionally, because the Derby Classic entry was so low, we would have been starting the Amateur Championship while the Hunt Test was still going on. Our original plan was to use part of the same course for both the Amateur and the Hunt Test. This was resolved by moving the Hunt Test across the frontage road. As no Hunt Test Committee personnel were available, there was some degree of confusion for the entrants and judges in finding the starting line and knowing the course. The Hunt Test start was slightly delayed while the new course was salted and shown to the judges. The rest of the day and trial went off without a hitch. The Water Test was conducted at the end of Monday. The semidrought conditions in the area made finding deep enough water somewhat difficult. Our selection was adequate, but the water entry was impeded by underwater growth. The foliage didn’t bother the contestants and all but one dog passed the test. The weather gods were kind to us. The previous week temperatures were in the 90’s; but our high during the trial was only 75 degrees. Chukar were planted for all stakes except the Puppy Classic. Planted birds were plentiful and I don’t think any dogs went without bird contact; most dogs having multiple finds. Between the dogs and horses we moved some 20 coveys of wild California Quail. Several dogs were taken out by the wild birds, but a number of the dogs handled the quail just fine. On one occasion our new National Field Champion was pointing a chukar when the bracemate’s scout rode up a covey of about 30 birds. The covey flew directly over Jack’s head and he stood well for the situation. On another occasion, Tom Lococo’s dog Galaxy stood well off a huge thicket which held a large covey of quail. Tom’s dog stood downhill with a high head and staunch tail as Tom produced the birds. Tom admitted later this was the dog’s first encounter with wild quail. In the Amateur stake, Meg Eden’s dog Stoli had a chukar for a retrieve and then went about finding and handling two large coveys of wild quail; one of which was dug up just across the fenced property line of the Kistler Ranch. But the game encounter of the trial was seen only by Meg Eden’s scout in the National Championship. Again it was Stoli. At about 50 minutes out Stoli dug deep into a wood thicket to our forward right. The course took a turn to the left just ahead of where Stoli disappeared. Meg’s scout went deep into the wood thicket looking for the dog. Stoli showed up to the front just prior to time. She was seen moving when the judges called time, but was found pointing yet another bird just off the clock. Scout Wayne Yamashita caught up to us at that point and reported he only found Stoli because he heard rustling in a tree as he rode through the thicket. Upon looking in the tree Wayne noted Stoli climbing upward at about 20 feet – at 30 feet us was a bobcat. No Wayne, this does not count as a limb find. Although it was a rather small entry, our judges had an opportunity to see some truly national caliber dogs. The judges were treated 44

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to some “power dogs” as well as some “bird dogs”; some of the contestants exhibiting both of these highly prized qualities. During November these grounds get a little water, however, during early October they can be and were dry. Ample water tubs were spaced around the course to keep the dogs wet, cool and hydrated. Dogs which were pushed or just ran to run didn’t show well; but independent power dogs that went to likely objectives such as hill tops, wood thickets and rock outcroppings were well recognized by the judges. No intelligent hunting dog could run too big for these grounds or these judges. The course equally showed closer working gun dogs well, with plenty of likely objectives to be hunted in a forward manner. The former type of dog took a good scout on a lot of horse, but the later type of dog needed a good scout as well. Numerous compliments on the course were received by wellseasoned and well-respected trialers. Should the Parent Club ever decide to locate the National Field Trial at two or three permanent locations, these grounds should be given high consideration for the west; however, November when it is typically cooler and wetter would be a better time frame. Some may like chocolate and others may like vanilla, and I and others may have placed the dogs differently. But, nobody can argue that the performances of the new Champions and Runner-Up Champions were worthy of their new titles. Suffice it to say that all the placing dogs did a fine job and the wins and placements were well deserved. Randy Berry, Liz Dixon, Wayne Yamashita, Fran Marsh and Tom Lococo all served as Stake Managers. It was their responsibility to procure a Judges’ Marshal (who would be capable of taking over the judging assignment if necessary), Gallery Marshals, Line Marshals, Bird Planters and Gunners. They also saw to the needs of the Judges throughout each stake. Many thanks go out to the people who helped put on this event; from official personnel like Field Trial Secretary Kathleen Boyd and our Club work horse Dianne Marsh; to the many nonNorthern California members like Meg Eden who helped put out the water tubs, John Williams andalter Hawkinswho kept the water tubs full; Ray and Lynn Calkins, John and Sandy Williams and Frank Fernandez who stayed, while all others had left,to help me take down the tent and bird pens; Ellis Herz who donated a substantial sum of money so we could use the Clubhouse as well as he gunned and brought an extra horse for his gunning partner. Club member George Juarez couldn’t attend, but he brought his quad for us to use during the week. Unfortunately somebody called George prematurely to pick up the vehicle. Thanks again Ellis for the forethought of bringing your quad which came in very handy. Vicki Lachance came down to ride with Carolyn Griffith for a couple of days and she willing went to work Marshaling and planting birds. A special thanks goes to non-wirehair owners like the previously mentioned Frank Fernandez and Mike Hewett who brought his horse for us to use and kept water tubs in camp full for everyone’s horses. Thanks also to Club member Gary Bonini for gunning and to non-wirehair owner Al Brann who spent the week with us to doing the same. Thanks to the many unnamed people who got up at oh-dark-thirty to salt courses, saddle rental horses, bag birds and do the various tasks which came up on a minutes notice. I apologize if I have missed anyone, but it goes unsaid that these events couldn’t come off successful without the help and cooperation of everyone.


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2 0 1 2 N a t i o n a l Fi e l d C h a m p i o n s h i p Location: Kistler Ranch, Jamestown, CA Judged By: Heinz Ahlman and Greg Anderson Chairman: Randall Berry Secretary: Kathleen Boyd Scribe: Ray Calkins

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The one hour National Championship was judged by Heinz Ahlman and Greg Anderson. The course utilized the derby course for the first 30 minutes, then turned sharply to the right across the valley to the western edge of the property then south running the final 15 minutes of the Amateur course in reverse. It then crosses the area between the two windmills to the dry creek bed, then north. The steep woods along the right provide excellent challenging objectives for this championship.

Brace 1:

FC JAY-MARS HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW. “Grevous” Owners: N Litwin, T Hieber & C. Hieber Handler: Jim West DC DUAL SHOT’S BEHIND BARS. “Sarge” Owners: W & K Yamashita & K Hawkins Handler: Wayne Yamashita Both dogs open with wide sweeping moves forward through the first gate. At 13 min Grevous is on point on running chukar on the hill to the right before the water. Manners and retrieve are in order. Sarge is working the hill along the Chinese rocks and on toward the gate. Both dogs worked the timber to the right and Grevous disappears for a short time and returns wet and muddy. Both dogs cross the valley and turn south on the rocky side hill. Grevous has a find at 22 min and Sarge is also on point further to the left down the hill. Bird is downed for Sarge and retrieve to Wayne is in order. Both dogs continue to work the hill and reach the second windmill across the open area to the dry creek bed. Grevous takes the timber on the right and has a third find at 55 min. At about the same time, Sarge has a find on the left of the creek bed. All in order both dogs finish well.

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DC SURE SHOT’S SONORA GONE HEYWIRE. “Sonora” Owners: Penny Ljungren Handler: Jim West TUMALO TEDDY “Teddy” Owners: John & Sandy Williams Handler John Williams Both dogs make big moves on opposite sides of the first field and disappear through the gate. They continue through the second field and past the windmill. Teddy has a bird next to the rock wall and is up at 15 min. Sonora worked the cover on the right and then took the left hill and is standing at 27 min through the second gate in the trees. Across the valley she works closer through the heavy cover then moves bigger through the open area after the windmill and continues into the timber above the dry creek bed. She is found on point at time in the rocks looking good.

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DC WIRESWEST FIRST DIBS MH. “Dibs” Owners: Meg Eden Handler: Meg Eden FC BRILLOWS WILDWEST PONDER ROSA. “Fuzzy” Owners: John Sodoro Handler: Jim West Both dogs crisscross the opening field with determination and are through the first gate with Dibs standing at 10 min. Manners and retrieve are good and she is standing again at 15 min. All in order, Fuzzy is on point at 13 min just before the water and retrieve is in order. Dibs has a third find in the rocky timber above the valley at 26 min and both dogs move across the valley. Dibs is again standing at 30 min in the pocket of trees on the right. Working the heavy cover on the side hill, Fuzzy has a second find on the high side. At 45 minutes in the heavy cover just above the second windmill, Dibs pushes the quail and is up. Fuzzy ends a good run just before the dry creek bed. ©2012 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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DC/AFC WIRESWEST MARDI GRAS. “Stoli” Owner: Meg Eden Handler: Meg Eden FC SURE SHOT’S PRETTY SUMMER ENDLESS PLAY. “Player” Owners: H. Stapgens Handler: Jim West Cast off at 7:30 AM on Thursday morning was under cloudy skies. Stoli took the treeline on the right and Player chose the trees to the left and through the gate. At 8 minutes Stoli was found standing on the deadfall near the fence line to the left. Gunners took care of business and so did Stoli. After the water, Stoli took the hill on the left and went on point. Player followed first honored, moved up more than acceptable to the judges and was picked up. Stoli continued through the gate and into the timber on the right and crossed the valley to the pocket of trees on the right at 25 minutes and again was rewarded with a find. After relocation the bird was produced with all in order. She was again standing in the heavy cover and rocks just before coming off the hillside to the windmill. Stoli blew threw the open cover and disappeared in the trees. After several minutes she came up crossed the dry creek bed and worked the higher timber and established point as time was called. Overall her run was strong and forward. A rumor quickly circulated that during her absence before the dry creek bed, Stoli was spotted in a tree with a large bobcat. The scout was without a camera but swears this is not a tale!?!?

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NFC/FC BRILLOWS WILDWEST SHOW. “Miss Kitty” Owners: Rhonda Haukoos Handler: Jim West PROULX’S WIRESWEST BIG JAKE. “Jake” Owners: Joe & Carrie Proulx Handler: Joe Proulx Miss Kitty opened big and disappeared over the top of the hill. Jake worked the treeline to the right. Both continued working well and took the hill on the left, past the water and up the big hill to the Chinese wall. At 17 minutes as Miss Kitty stops, a chukar flushes and Jake moved around the rocks to honor. Both dogs are moved on and through the second gate, Jake is found standing in the jagged rocks in the timber to the right. No bird is produced after relocation. At this point both dogs are widely separated as we begin the rocky tree and brush covered section of the course. At 35 min Jake establishes point tight up against a massive rock with heavy cover all around. The gunner spots the chukar moving away around the rock and Joe attempts to flush the chukar from the back side of the rock. The chukar made a “Top Gun” dive around the rock over Jake and just misses his shoulder then disappears into the brush. No kill is possible and Jake is moved on. Both dogs worked the remainder of the course well and after time was called, the judges asked for a kill and retrieve for Miss Kitty. All was in order.

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FC BRILLOWS BIG WILD WESTERN. “Wiley” Owners: Rhonda Haukoos Handler: Jim West DC JONNEE BLUE JH. “Jonnee” Owners: Rob & Debbie Lewis Handler: Pierre Urrutia Both dogs worked the initial area well and at 8 minutes Jonnee is on point. Anxious to make the retrieve, she is up. Wiley continued on and is on point at 10 minutes. The bird is shot and Wiley is sent but points a second bird. That bird is worked and blanked then Wiley finished the initial retrieve. He has another find at 15 minutes after the water with all in order. Moving on through the gate into the timber on the right and disappears. We wait for Wiley to return before crossing the valley but judges decided too much time had elapsed and we headed back at 30 min.

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NAFC/DC/AFC/GCH ARIELS JUSTA GOTTA GO NOW. “Louie” Owners: Mary Pat Ezzo & Bernee Brawn Handler: Jim West FC/AFC WIRESWEST RADICAL GIRL MH. “Razz” Owner: Meg Eden Handler: Meg Eden Both dogs moved strongly to the front, though the first gate and Razz is on point at 10 minutes in the area above the windmill with Louie honoring. The bird flushed before the gunners were in position and all is in order for both dogs. At 15 min, Razz is again on point on the big hill next to the Chinese rock wall. There are several birds and the gunner drops one and it hit the wall on the way down out of site of the dog. Razz is sent for the retrieve and a second bird hops on the wall in front of her and is pointed. That bird was blanked and Razz completed a difficult retrieve. Meg and Razz moved forward through the gate. Louie suffered a discretion near the water at the 30 minute mark as is up. Razz had a nonproductive in the pocket of trees on the right at 30 minutes and then proceeded to have 3 consecutive staunch finds on multiple birds on the rock covered brushy hillside. Med needed a shorter horse!! Razz moved strongly off the hill crossed the dry wash and into the timber as time was called.

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HIGH POWERS JOLT TO THE SYSTEM. “Jolee” Owners: Belinda DeLaby Handler: Jim West FC/AFC TUMALO TIMBERJACK. “Jack” Owners: John & Sandy Williams Handler: John Williams Both dogs made quick work of the opening field and were found standing at 10 minutes about 20 yds apart in the deadfall area to the left side of the course. Worked as a divided find, a pair of chukar is flushed in front of Jack and both handlers fire. Both dogs work the edges and objectives well. Jack moves strongly to the front along Chinese rock wall, through the gate and into the trees on the right where he is found standing in a climbing position on a rock outcrop. All in order with a nice retrieve, John and Jack move quickly to catch up with Jolee and company who have crossed the open field and dry creek bed and are climbing the big hillside. Jack bores to the front, past the forward group and disappears over a rocky knob. As we all are gathering up, a large covey of quail flushes over the gallery of riders, apparently pushed between scouts as they ride over a brushy knob. On the other side, Jack is found standing with style on a single chukar. All good, Jolee is working lower and Jack moves up the ridge. Jolee points just before the windmill on the left beside a huge rock and is up after trying to help Jim at the flush. Meanwhile Jack makes a big, fast cast to the top of the high ridge on the right, taking it all the way around before dropping down through the trees. John handled Jack coming off the ridge through the ditch and forward towards the windmill. Jack passes the water tank, runs into the trees on the far side and goes on point. A chukar is flushed and blanked with all in order. As we make the last turn and head towards camp, Jack again chooses the high road through the timber above the creek bed on the right. He finishes the hour with a strong, forward cast to a stylish stand on a rock outcrop. No bird produced and time is called. A solid performance.

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SCOTIAN ANDROMEDA GALAXY. “Star” Owners: Tom Lococo Handler: Tom Lococo CASCADE DOUBLE BARREL. “Parker” Owners: G Wickwire, S Statter & R Calkins Handler: Ray Calkins Both dogs worked the left edge and objectives through the first field and on to the water. At 17 minutes, Parker is found on point tight against the Chinese rock wall, eye to eye with a chukar. Retrieve in order he moved on through the gate and strongly into the timber on the right. Both dogs disappeared at the far end and were gathered to cross the valley. Both dogs worked the heavy cover well and Parker pointed again at 32 minutes on a single chukar. Moving forward at 38 min Parker is again on point with Star honoring a pair of chukar. Both dogs moved to the water at the windmill with Parker going right to the stand of trees Star moved to the lower edge through the trees and both dogs were found on point about 30 yards apart in an area where the gallery had ridden up quail on a previous brace. No birds were produced and time was called.

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2 0 1 2 N a t i o n a l A m a t e u r Fi e l d C h a m p i o n s h i p Location: Kistler Ranch, Jamestown, CA Judged By: Bill Landress and Dave Tompkins Chairman: Randall Berry Secretary: Kathleen Boyd Scribe: Ray Calkins

Brace 1:

The Amateur Championship is a 45 minute U shaped course utilizing the Derby course to the first windmill. It then continues straight west through a gate with a dry creek bed and heavy oak cover for a short distance before opening into a large grassy area to a second windmill. Just above the windmill is a small hill with mixed rock and oak objectives. The course then turns north along a steep hillside with rocks the size of cars and many oaks toward the end of the 45. Several coveys of California valley quail populate this section of the course. DC SURE SHOT’S SONORA GONE HEYWIRE. “Sonora” Owners: Penny Ljungren Handler: Jim West DC DUAL SHOT’S BEHIND BARS. “Sarge” Owners: W & K Yamashita & K Hawkins Handler: Wayne Yamashita Both dogs broke away well and moved up the course at 200-300 yards and disappeared beyond the first gate. Moving forward to the windmill Sonora is standing at the 20 min mark with Sarge backing. The judge called for a blank to be fired and all moved forward. In the timbers above the second windmill, Sarge is on point at 25 min and Sonora moves past but huge rocks may have blocked her initial view of Sarge. Sarge moved up and honored Sonora. No birds are produced. After water, both dogs move to the trees and disappear to the front. At the 35 minute mark, the scout calls point but both dogs are found moving. At 42 min Sarge is standing on chukar but goes early and is up. Sonora has a find at 44 min with a clean kill and excellent retrieve.

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NAFC/DC/AFC CASCADE TUMALO TESS. “Tess” Owners: John & Sandy Williams Handler: John Williams UODIBAR’S FREEBEE. “Freebee” Owners: Claire & Kelly Wisch Handler: Jim West Tess starts big along the right hand tree line and takes it to the end then crosses to the left edge about 300 yards out. Freebee takes the left side slightly shorter than Tess. Both dogs make big sweeping moves forward. Halfway between windmills, Freebee is found standing. Two shots were fired and Freebee was sent for a retrieve. Unable to find the wounded bird, Freebee was again standing on another chukar. This one was killed and Freebee failed to make an acceptable retrieve and is up. Tess has moved forward hunting the woods above the second windmill. She is watered and drives to the rocky wooded hillside west of the windmill and crosses forward in the timber. She continues a big race and establishes a stylish point at the 40 minute mark. A clean kill, excellent manners and a retrieve to hand. She finishes strong at the end of the course.

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CASCADE XX. “Casey” Owners: Joe & Carrie Proulx Handler: Joe Proulx DC WIRESWEST FIRST DIBS MH. “Dibs” Owners: Meg Eden Handler: Meg Eden At the cast off Dibs makes a driving cast up the left tree line over the hill and disappears. Casey starts a bit slower but builds through the gate. Dibs is found standing at 12 minutes on the edge of the timber on the upper edge of the course. A pair of chukar are flushed, one is downed. Manners in order and an excellent retrieve to hand. Casey is on point below on the right. The bird is missed and he is sent on. At 15 min, Dibs is again standing on the hill above the water. All in order both dogs are through the second gate and move well to the front. Dibs worked all the woods above the second windmill and after water both dogs go high on the left through the timber and forward. Dibs is found standing well to the front in heavy cover with a nice find at 30 min. All is well and she is again standing at 40 min with Casey honoring. All in order,both dogs finish the 45 to the front.

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TUMALO TEDDY. “Teddy” Owners: John & Sandy Williams Handler: John Williams FC BRILLOWS BIG WILD WESTERN. “Wiley” Owners: Rhonda Haukoos Handler: Jim West Both dogs take the right tree line then cross to the left and disappear. Teddy works the course at a good gun dog distance after the first gate. Wiley appears at 20 min past the second gate. At 25 min Wiley has a dead bird find. Teddy has a stylish find along the right side of the course but without a kill and retrieve. Both are standing after the far windmill—Wiley with the honor. Too much—both dogs are up at 30 min.

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NAFC/DC/AFC/GCH ARIELS JUSTA GOTTA GO NOW. “Louie” Owners: Mary Pat Ezzo & Bernee Brawn Handler: Jim West DC/AFC WIRESWEST MARDI GRAS. “Stoli” Owner: Meg Eden Handler: Meg Eden Stoli opens with a big move on the left and disappears over the top. Louie works the wind and cover well and is through the first gate at 8 min. He picks up his range and moves to the stand of trees on the lower right just above the second water tank. He is found standing, but the chukar flushes wild and a blank is fired. Stoli is also standing in the timber before the water at about 14 min and that bird is also blanked. Both dogs are through the second gate at 15 min and Louie is working the right edge and hits the trees low on the right. At 25 min, Stoli moves into the trees above the windmill and goes on point. A clean kill and good retrieve. After water both dogs move to the timber to the left of the windmill and Louie standing at 30 min but he moves with the kill and is up. At 35 min Stoli is again pointing deep in the brush. Valley quail are seen leaving as Meg rustles the brush. All in order, at 40 min, the scout called point and Stoli is found buried in heavy brush in a dry creek bottom on the other side of a fence. As Meg moves in, quail are moving out—Nice find by Stoli and the scout!

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FC/AFC TUMALO TIMBERJACK. “Jack” Owners: John & Sandy Williams Handler: John Williams DC JONNEE BLUE JH. “Jonnee” Owners: Rob & Debbie Lewis Handler: Pierre Urrutia Jack takes the left side and Jonnee the right, both moving forward quickly through the gate. Jack reaches to the lower pocket of trees before the wind mill while Jonnee takes the upper edge of the course. Both are running big and as we move through the second gate, Jonnee goes to the right and establishes point just past the dry creek. At 15 min, Wayne flushes a chukar and sends Jonnee who picks up the bird and tours the gallery looking for his owner. Once he determines he is not there he takes the bird to Wayne. Meanwhile, Jack drives to the cover above the second windmill, then goes high over the left hillside constantly moving forward. At 30 min Jonnee is on point with Jack honoring. No birds are produced. Both dogs work the heavy cover on the hillside well. Jack hits the last water them moves to the objective above and established a stylish point. The bird is flushed, swings behind Jack and killed. Jack watches over his shoulder and is sent to make a great blind retrieve. Jonnee is standing 100yds further to the right and takes a short hop as the chukar is flushed. Both dogs are released and cross the valley with a great cast to the trees just above the camp as time is called.

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CASCADE DOUBLE BARREL. “Parker” Owners: G Wickwire, S Statter & R Calkins Handler: Ray Calkins FC/AFC WIRESWEST RADICAL GIRL MH. “Razz” Owner: Meg Eden Handler: Meg Eden Both dogs work the left side through the first gate. Parker takes the fence line forward and Razz rapidly works the cover. At 10 min, both dogs are found standing on a deadfall and it is called a divided find but no birds are found. Both dogs hunted the hill before the turn, Parker swaps ends and Razz honors. The judges call for a kill but the bird sweeps by the handlers and is missed. All in order the dogs are moved on. Parker has a nonproductive just past the second gate. They work the cover forward and head to the trees above the second windmill. Razz cards a find at 30 min and Parker honors. The chukar is dropped, and Razz made a good retrieve as Parker watched. Razz is again on point at 42 and Parker backs but is taken on while Meg relocates Razz to produce the chukar. Time is called and the judges call for a retrieve by Parker. Manners and retrieve are in order .

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PROULX’S WIRESWEST BIG JAKE. “Jake” Owners: Joe & Carrie Proulx Handler: Joe Proulx SCOTIAN ANDROMEDA GALAXY. “Star” Owners: Tom Lococo Handler: Tom Lococo Both dogs make big opening moves working the cover well to the front. Star is not seen for several minutes as we go through the second gate. Jake is working well reaching for the line of trees on the right. Star is found standing with style near the fence on the left. The chukar is flushed but the gunners trusty gun misfired. They work the stand of trees on the left above the second windmill, then reached to the trees on the west edge. Star is found standing next to heavy cover and a single valley quail is flushed and Star stands tall. Nebraska Tom, and Star have worked their first California valley quail!!! At 40 min Star is again standing, with a kill and retrieve in order. At 42 min, Jake is pointing in the last stand of trees and Star is backing. Two birds are flushed and one is downed. Jake made a good retrieve and time is called.

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HIGH POWERS JOLT TO THE SYSTEM. “Jolee” Owners: Belinda DeLaby Handler: Bernee Brawn Bye Jolee moves up the trees on the left through the first gate and works forward. After the second gate, she quarters through the heavy cover then moved quickly to the water at the second windmill. At 35 min she is pointing in the rocks that look like headstones. The bird is flushed, Jolee breaks and is up.

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2012 National Derby Classic Location: Kistler Ranch, Jamestown, CA Judged By: Bill Landress and Dave Tompkins Chairman: Randall Berry Secretary: Kathleen Boyd Scribe: Ray Calkins The 2012 National Field Trial began with the Derby Classic on Monday, October 8. The first brace was off the line at 8:45 AM under clear skies with temperatures in the mid fifties on the Kistler Ranch near Jamestown, California. The grounds are much the way they were a century ago with the exception of two windmills. It is hilly country with stands of oaks and many large rocks separated by areas of native grasses. The course casts off in an open grassy area bordered by oak tree lines. The eastern border is a fence line partially utilizing an intricate stone wall built by Chinese laborers in the late 1800s. Scattered oak stands and deadfalls make for excellent objectives. This section was utilized by all stakes. At about 15 minutes, the Derby, Futurity and Open Championship turned back towards camp near a windmill. A rocky hillside with several oaks provided a major objective. A second Chinese wall crossed the top. The course then opened and led to a valley and final rocky tree forest above camp.

Brace 1:

WEIDENHUGEL JETTA V TREFF. “Jetta” Owner: Sharon Jahn Handler: Sharon Jahn WEIDENHUGEL KATE V GUS. “Kate” Owners: C Heiller, K Boyd & M Eden Handler: Med Eden Both dogs moved together to the timber on the left and through the first gate at a medium gun dog range. At the 12 minute mark, Kate established point on the hill on the left just before the turn. Jetta also pointed the bird and both handlers fired with the flush. As we turned back to camp Jetta takes the big hill on the left and cards a find at 20 min. Kate has a solid find at the deadfall beyond the hill at 25 min and is joined by Jetta. Again both handlers fired. Through the second gate, Kate is again on point at the boulders near the two large oak trees at 29 min. Kate looked great as she held through the flush.

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IDAWIRE HOPE FLOATS. “Hope” Owners: Tom & Jodi Quesnell Handler: Jim West BACKWOODS LEROY ROBERT. “Satchel” Owners: Bill Kennedy Handler: Liz Dixon Both dogs opened big with wide casts to the timber on both sides of the opening field and through the first gate. In the next field Satchel is on point at the 10 minute mark. Hope moved forward through the lower knoll on the right just above the water and shows her stylish broke dog find at about the same time. As we turned back to camp, both dogs found game on the big hill to the left and at 20 min, Hope is standing while Satchel approached from the top to pin the chukar in a divided find. Both dogs continued through the second gate with a fast forward moving finish.

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2 0 1 2 N a t i o n a l Fi e l d Fu t u r i t y Location: Kistler Ranch, Jamestown, CA Judged By: Heinz Ahlman and Greg Anderson Field Futurity Chairman: Tom Lococo Scribe: Ray Calkins

Brace 1:

OKK A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS. “Loca” Owner: John & Ruth Schoonover Handler: John Schoonover VON DUFFIN’S RUN N GUN. “Gunner” Owners: Fred & Debbie Padilla Handler: Pierre Urrutia The futurity followed the Derby course and both dogs worked through the timber at a moderate range but ended birdless.

Brace 2:

BACKWOODS LEROY ROBERT. “Satchel” Owners: Bill Kennedy Handler: Liz Dixon Breeder: G/L Dixon WEIDENHUGEL KATE V GUS. “Kate” Owners: C Heiller, K Boyd, L Sandor & M Eden Handler: M EdenBreeder: C Heiller & K Boyd Both dogs worked the initial fields with wide casts and good use of objectives forward. As we turned at the halfway point, Satchel had bird contact in the open on the left side before the big hill. No point was seen. At 17 min Kate hit the objective lower on the right hand side next to the rocks with a big girl broke dog find. Both dogs moved strongly to the front and through the second gate. Kate turned into the woods and Satchel took the lower edge of the timber and was under a second bird at 25 min. Kate established point at 28 min on the rocky edge of the timber and gave chase. Both dogs finished to the front.

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DUAL SHOT’S GIT ER DONE. “Gauge” Owners/Breeder/Handler: Karla Hawkins WEIDENHUGEL JETTA V TREFF. “Jetta” Owner: Sharon Jahn Breeder: M Revell Handler: Sharon Jahn Both dogs worked the initial fields with wide casts and good use of objectives forward. As we turned at the halfway point, Satchel had bird contact in the open on the left side before the big hill. No point was seen. At 17 min Kate hit the objective lower on the right hand side next to the rocks with a big girl broke dog find. Both dogs moved strongly to the front and through the second gate. Kate turned into the woods and Satchel took the lower edge of the timber and was under a second bird at 25 min. Kate established point at 28 min on the rocky edge of the timber and gave chase. Both dogs finished to the front.

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DUAL SHOT’S FLYING HIGH. “Piper” Owners/Breeder/Handler: Karla Hawkins Bye Piper worked the cover thoroughly through the first gate and on her second pass to the hill on the left prior to the water at 20 min she established a stylish point and allowed the handler to flush. We turned back to camp and she moved up the hill on the left and on then down to the front and on to the second gate. While watering, Karla lost her horse again, The pony headed for camp, Piper attempted a round up and Karla followed on a different mount.

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2 0 1 2 N a t i o n a l Pu p p y C l a s s i c Location: Kistler Ranch, Jamestown, CA Judged By: Greg Anderson and Heinz Ahlman Chairman: Randall Berry Secretary: Kathleen Boyd Placements 1 2 3 4

WEIDENHUGEL KATE V GUS C Heiller, K Boyd, L Sandor & M Eden WEIDENHUGEL JETTA V TREFF Sharon Jahn DUAL SHOT’S FLYING HIGH Karla Hawkins DUAL SHOT’S GIT ER DONE Karla Hawkins

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2011 GWPCA Nationals Ionia, Michigan Hosted by Fort Detroit GWP Club

Come see the beautiful fall colors of Michigan and join us for, what we promise, will be a memorable Nationals!

Event Calendar: Thurs. Sept. 29, 2011 - All Breed Obedience, Beginner Novice & Welcome Party Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 - Fort Detroit GWP Club Specialty & Sweeps, National GWP Obedience/Rally (GWPs only) & All Star Invitational Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 - Futurity, National Sweepstakes, Maturity, All Breed Agility & National Meeting, CGC Testing Saturday dinner – barbeque $20/person plus cash bar; Sun. Oct. 2, 2011 - GWPCA National Specialty Show, Jr. Showmanship, All Breed Agility & Awards Banquet Sunday banquet - $30/person plus cash bar. Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 - Hunt Test Day 1, Field Trial & Water Test Tues. Oct. 4, 2011 - Hunt Test Day 2, Field Trial October 5 to Conclusion - Field Trial **All Information is Subject to Change

Sue DeGraw, Nationals Coordinator schnellberg@comcast.net Barb Tucker, Show/Agility Chairman Kay Braddock, Obedience/Rally Trial Chairman John Schoonover, Field Trial Chairman Mark Sargent, Hunt Test Chairman Roger Doyle, Donations Trish Hirneisen, Hospitality Roger Doyle & Rich Hirneisen, Merchandise There is camping available at the fairgrounds and at the field trial grounds.

Wrangler Available

Host Hotel –

American Inn & Suites, Ionia 616-527-2200 We do NOT recommend any other hotels in the area except the Best American Heritage Inn in Portland, about 15 miles away from Ionia 517-647-2200, gm@greatamericanheritageinn.com We would like clubs to step up and offer to host a hospitality night. Available nights are Monday-Friday. Meals will be offered every day. The more donations we get for meals from clubs, the less each individual will have to pay for their meal. Contact Trish Hirneisen at (248) 258-4884 or rich.hirneisen@gmail.com We are also asking clubs to put together baskets for raffle, like we have done in the past. Ads for the catalog are due July 30 to Arden Shaw. Donations for trophies – information will be available soon and on the Nationals website. Merchandise information will be available

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National Hunt Test Qualifiers

Submitted by Lori Sargent, Hunt Test Secretary, Sharon Jahn Hunt Test Chairman

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Hunt Test was delayed from its published starting time, but we were fortunate with the weather. We were bathed in nice warm, California sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. The bird field was on a beautiful hill, dotted with clusters of rocks, typical of the California foothills in the Gold Country (rocks used to build the famous rock walls, one of which was encountered on the field trial course). One out of six Masters qualified; two qualified out of four at the Senior level and, seven qualified out of ten at the Junior level.

Thank you to the judges, Roy Smith and Jack Scullion for guiding our handlers and their dogs through the rolling foothill course and locating dogs on point, “just over the hill” when the handlers lost sight of their dogs. Yes, we had rolling hills to contend with, but an easy incline to navigate before entering the bird field.

The bird field was on a beautiful hill, dotted with clusters of rocks, typical of the California foothills in the Gold Country.

Needless to say, a hunt test cannot be as successful without the army of volunteers who were available to help the committee. The gunners (Al Brann and Francis Marsh) and bird planters (Rob Lewis, on the back course; and, the gunners, Chuck Ramage, Theresa Bonini and Silke Alberts in the bird field) had their work cut out for them with the rocky outcroppings and sloping bird field. Thank you to Joan Payton for her organizational skills as a line marshal. Joan kept the judges and braces moving by making sure the handlers and their dogs were at the line and ready to go. Field marshal, Deanna (DJ) Beals, had her hands full keeping the gallery together as they tripped up the hill to view the bird field from the rocky outcroppings at the top of the hill. Finally, to our field photographer, Bob Rittenhouse, we cannot thank Bob enough for walking every brace, while toting his camera to get the “best” angle. I am sure everyone will enjoy seeing Bob’s great work. A HUGE thank you and to everyone who volunteered and to those members who participated in the hunt test.

A special thank you to Silke Alberts for her donation to the Hunt Test operating fund. Congratulations to the following GWPCA members and their dogs who qualified:

JUDGES: Roy Smith and Jack Scullion

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Qualifiers PROULX’S HOT SHOT PEPPER Owner: Joe and Carrie Proulx. Breeder: Karla Hawkins

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Qualifiers CH AIMN HI SCOTIAN GHOSTDANCE - Owner: L Reeves & L Puppo. Breeder: J & C Isom and G Capstaff DUAL SHOT’S FLYING HIGH - Owner: Karla Hawkins. Breeder: Karla Hawkins DUAL SHOT’S GIT ER DONE GAUGE – Owner: Karla Hawkins. Breeder: Karla Hawkins JAY-MAR’S SURPRISE APPEARANCE – Owner: N Litwin, P & C Heiber. Breeder: N Litwin, P & C Heiber SCOTIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY - Owner: Joyce Miley. Breeder: L Reeves, L Puppo & R Rein WEIDENHUGEL LUCA V SEP – Owner: Frank & Pattie Ely. Breeder: Cynthia Heiller, DVM WEIDENHUGEL MCCLINTOCK V GUS – Owner: J Brandt & W Long-Brandt. Breeder: C Heiller DVM, & K. Boyd

Water Test Qualifiers

Qualifiers WEIDENHUGEL JETTA V TREFF WEIDENHUGEL LUCA V SEP JAYMARS MY TIME TO SHINE SURESHOTS DOUBLE DARE ASPENDEL’S HEARTS ON FIRE WEIDENHUGEL LOLA V SEP JAYMAR’S TOO HOT TO HANDEL WEIDENHUGEL KATE V GUS

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AKC New Titles – July –September 2012 Compiled by Lori Sargent CHAMPION

CH ADPG Afterhours Song Of Seven Sirens (B) SR63182106 (7/29/12) by CH Adpg The Patriot MH x Afterhours Make A Wish; Breeder: Danielle Gerbert & Christine Whitmore; Owner: Donald W Padgett & Danielle Gerbert CH Reece Wired To Win At Harvest Meadow’s Afterhours (D) SR69398204 (7/8/12) by CH Laurwyn Cassio Piece Of Cake x CH J an J After Hours Dana JH; Breeder: Michael & Angela Johnson & Christine Whitmore; Owner: Lisa Minnick & Angela Johnson CH Claddaghnripsnorter Back To Madtown SH (B) SR62716304 (8/24/12) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle; Breeder: Lisa George & Courtney J VogelBastian; Owner: Courtney J Vogel-Bastian & William Bastian CH Ebbtide Lookout Pagan (B) SR69993001 (8/12/12) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Ebbtide’s From The Ashes; Breeder: Garnett Persinger & James Witt & Howard Huber III; Owner: Garnett Persinger & Howard Huber III CH Lookout Tovas Backmeup (B) SR68057804 (8/16/12) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Tova’s Affair Von Der Winston; Breeder: Eva S Wiseman & James Witt; Owner: Eva S Wiseman CH Whitetail’s Huntershill Holley JH (B) SR54078102 (8/19/12) by CH Dke Liberty Aztec JH x Whitetail’s Iowa Ice JH; Breeder: Debbie Darby; Owner: Bill Hill CH Afterhours Reece Flying Solo (D) SR69770001 (9/22/12) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x Afterhours Make A Wish; Breeder/Owner: Christine Whitmore & Alexis Chism & Angela E Johnson; CH Hawk Havens Go Daddy’s Girl (B) SR62369111 (9/16/12) by GCH CH Mountain View National Acclaim x CH Larkspurs Dangerous Curves Ahead SH; Breeder/Owner: Pete & Norma Paduch

GRAND CHAMPION

GCH CH Whitetail’s Fancy White Lightning JH (B) SR46303003 (7/27/12) by CH Dke Liberty Aztec JH x Whitetail’s Iowa Ice JH; Breeder/Owner: Debbie Darby

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GCH CH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler (D) SR69993003 (8/12/12) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Ebbtide’s From The Ashes; Breeder: Garnett Persinger & James Witt & Howard Huber III; Owner: Garnett Persinger & Howard Huber III GCH CH Scotian Windswept Expedition SH (D) SR52349201 (9/8/12) by CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXB MXJ MJS MXF x CH Windswept’s Justa Firestarter RN SH; Breeder: Lori & Mark Sargent & Bernee Brawn; Owner: Laura Reeves & Lori & Mark Sargent & Stephanie M Rainwater

DUAL CHAMPION

DC Dual Shot’s Behind Bars (D) SR55400801 (8/18/12) by DC Wildwings Shameless x Dual Shot’s Miss Kitty JH; Breeder: Karla Hawkins; Owner: Kim & Wayne Yamashita & Karla Hawkins DC Wireswest First Dibs MH (B) SR44876601 (9/22/12) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX MH; Breeder/Owner: Meg Eden

RALLY NOVICE

Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy At Reece BN RN (B) SR61537107 (7/22/12) 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 & Angie Johnson Willamette’s “Mr. Bones” RN JH (D) SR69115802 (7/21/12) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x CH Drakkar’s Rlb’s Secora CD RE JH; Breeder/ Owner: Lisa & Octavian Popescu. Willamette’s Sachi RN JH (B) SR69115803 (7/21/12) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x CH Drakkar’s Rlb’s Secora CD RE JH; Breeder: Lisa & Octavian Popescu; Owner: Lisa & Octavian Popescu & Ashley Wilson

OBEDIENCE MASTER 1

Willamette’s Zorra RN JH (B) SR69115801 (7/21/12) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x CH Drakkar’s Rlb’s Secora CD RE JH; Breeder/Owner: Lisa & Octavian Popescu.

COMPANION DOG

CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD RN JH OAP OJP (D) SN81151201 (8/11/12) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXJ MJB NF (B) SR48693303 (9/23/12) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock

Emma CD (B) PAL257299 (7/15/12) Owner: Darlene Rak CH Drakkar’s Rlb He Caught My Eye CD BN RE (D) SR51817503 (9/22/12) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Donna Leveque & Bob Leveque

BEGINNER NOVICE

Jay-Mar’s On The Road Again BN RE NAJ NF (D) SR53880202 (7/14/12) by DC St Croix’s Diamond Jim x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Christopher Hieber & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Judith Rowley

RALLY ADVANCED

CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD RA JH OAP OJP (D) SN81151201 (9/9/12) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina Mccain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

RALLY EXCELLENT

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE OA OAJ OF (D) SR53690103 (7/22/12) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch

JUNIOR HUNTER

Ryan’s Reeder Skeeter Eater JH (D) SR64776205 (7/8/12) by Sr Drexler Hunnington Robert x Bud’s Thunderhill Elvira; Breeder: R E Folk; Owner: Ryan Garrett Vitus Vom Wiredhaus JH (D) SR72301201 (8/26/12) by Ero Iii Del Zeffiro x Frank Iv Vom Richthof; Breeder: Jack Wilson; Owner: Clarence Belitz Captains Leaps And Bounds Udvin JH (D) SR66856006 (9/29/12) by Captains Stevie Ray Vaughn JH x SGR Captains Reflection Of Eli JH; Breeder: Donald Erlandson & Kelly Erlandson; Owner: Donald Erlandson & Kelly Erlandson


NEW ACHIEVEMENTS CH Heywire’s Thru The Looking Glass At Kenshaw JH (B) SR61537111 (9/23/12) 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: Shawn Damon & Bernee Brawn Von Duffins Letter Buck Jesse JH (D) SR67232105 (9/2/12) by FC Von Duffin’s Shock And Awe x Von Duffin’s Coffee Nudge; Breeder: Ann P Duffin & Terry J Duffin; Owner: Larry E Bristow

JUNIOR HUNTER RETREIVER

CH High Power’s Victoria Acesfull CD MH JHR (B) SR31167501 (8/26/12) by CH Rlb’s Jessie The Body MH x CH Abigail Von Blu Sands VCD2 UD MH; Breeder/Owner: Gregory & Cathy Dubois.

SENIOR HUNTER

Lyon’s Intrepid Trooper SH (D) SR56341502 (5/12/12) by FC Wilson’s Famous Amos SH x Zippin Calahoo; Breeder: Quintin Wiseman; Owner: Bruce Lyon CH Hawk Havens Grand Stand SH (D) SR62369106 (8/5/12) by GCH CH Mountain View National Acclaim x CH Larkspurs Dangerous Curves Ahead SH; Breeder/Owner: Pete & Norma L Paduch CH RLB’s Sage Sedona Timecam SH (B) SR53204513 (8/5/12) by CH Rlb’s Mac The Knight MH x CH Scotian Xtra Time RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman; Owner: Al Brazdzionis & Paula Brazdzionis FC Sure Shot’s Pretty Summer Endless Play RN SH (D) SR41495409 (8/18/12) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Sure Shot’s Pretty Penny JH; Breeder: Serena Sorenson & John Sorenson; Owner: Hilde Stapgens CH Aimn Hi Jet Stream SH (B) SR61717307 (9/29/12) 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: Kay & LaMar Gunnarson

Claddaghnripsnorter Baby Come Back SH (B) SR62716302 (9/8/12) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle; Breeder: Lisa George & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian; Owner: Thomas Weber & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX RE SH MX MXJ MJB NF (B) SR48693303 (9/8/12) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock Jerelin’s Holy Hannah SH (B) SR24654610 (9/23/12) by DC Backwood’s Keystone Holy Moses x CH Jerelin’s Park’n Lot Passion JH OA NAJ; Breeder/Owner: Linda H Krepak

MASTER HUNTER

Cascade Gable MH (D) SN90714801

(7/28/12) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Cascade Rum Runner; Breeder/Owner: Lynn & Raymond Calkins CH Wireswest First Dibs MH (B) SR44876601 (7/22/12) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX MH; Breeder/Owner: Meg Eden. Griffs Quasie Lady MH (B) SR43382308 (8/26/12) by Max’s South Paw Quasie x Griffs Greta MH; Breeder/Owner: Dan Griffith Claddaghnripsnorter’s Back’N Badger TD MH (D) SR62716305 (9/29/12) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle; Breeder: Lisa George & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian; Owner: Bob Karrick & Courtney J VogelBastian & Ann Karrick Kimmax Camus MH (D) SR62286701 (9/9/12) by Watz Vom Liether-Moor x Pauline II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax; Breeder: Peter McCullough & Maxine McCullough; Owner: Courtney J Vogel-Bastian & William Bastian

MASTER BRONZE AGILITY

OPEN AGILITY PREFERRED

CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD JH OAP NJP (D) SN81151201 (12/3/11) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather BoxQuisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain

NOVICE AGILITY

Afterhours Edged Weapon TD NA (D) SR53690110 (8/23/12) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Deborah Cutter Aspendel’s Hearts On Fire NA NAJ (B) SR47981603 (9/1/12) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x CH Ripsnorters To Dee Fields; Breeder: Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro; Owner: Pamela Baak & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro

NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER

Afterhours Edged Weapon TD NA NAJ (D) SR53690110 (8/25/12) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Deborah Cutter

CH Scotian Whiskey River MX MXB MXJ MJB (B) SR35640805 (7/14/12) 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

Aspendel’s Hearts On Fire NAJ (B) SR47981603 (8/11/12) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x CH Ripsnorters To Dee Fields; Breeder: Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro; Owner: Pamela Baak & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro

CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MX MXB MXJ MJB (D) SR26011907 (8/5/12) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH Jay-Mar’s All That Glitters; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Donald & Audree J Anderson

CH Aimn Hi For Jet Set’s Dancing With The Stars NAJ (B) SR56463003 (9/7/12) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x CH Wildacres Ima Gypsy Dancer MH; Breeder: Jim Isom & Carolyn V Isom & Genevieve M Capstaff; Owner: Laura Reeves & Angela Merfeld

MASTER BRONZE JUMPER

Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX RE JH MX MXJ MJB NF (B) SR48693303 (7/27/12) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike & Kay Braddock

MASTER EXCELLENT PREFERRED

CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP AJP XF OFP (B) SR11401304 (8/25/12) 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

TIME 2 BEAT PREFERRED

CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP AJP XF OFP T2BP (B) SR11401304 (8/26/12) 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 Jackson

OPEN AGILITY JUMPER

Jay-Mar’s Walk The Line BN RN OA OAJ (D) SR53880203 (7/29/12) by DC St Croix’s Diamond Jim x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Christopher Hieber & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Mike Braddock & Nickol Litwin

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(GCh Mtn View Ripsnorter Silver Charm x Ch Cynister N Idawire Shattered Image) We are proud of Jami’s 2012 GWPCA National Specialty wins. Sadly, due to a mix-up with her AKC registration, she has joined a list of outstanding athletes who have been stripped of their wins: Jim Thorpe—Olympic Gold Medals* Lance Armstrong—Tour De France Wins* Muhammad Ali—World Heavyweight Boxing Championship* Cynister Idawire Cat’s Pajamas—2012 GWPCA National Specialty Wins* But, with her AKC registration now complete, watch for this pretty girl to do some serious winning in the show ring!

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Idawire GWPs…

Bringing Home the Blue Ribbons!

1st Place—2012 GWPCA Derby

Idawire Hope Floats—“Birdie” Ch Idawire Fistful of Dollars x Ch Idawire American Pie

Trained & Handled by Jim West Owned and Bred by Tom & Jodi Quesnell

1st Place—2012 GWPCA Puppy Classic

Idawire King Ralph—“Ralph” Ch Fogarty Windwalker Ace JH x Ch Idawire American Pie

Trained & Handled by Liz Dixon Owned and Bred by Tom & Jodi Quesnell

3rd Place—2012 GWPCA Puppy Classic

Idawire Cynister Jagged Edge—“Jake” Ch Cynister’s Believe it or Not x Ch Piemonte Idawire Echo V Chisola

Trained & Handled by Rhonda Haukoos Owned by Don & Cathie Magoon Bred and co-owned by Jodi Quesnell

Idawire GWPs Tom and Jodi Quesnell

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from the GWPCA membership and a written critique of each nominee’s work with the rescue program was submitted to the NGPWR Board of Directors, who then made the selections.

NGWPR Celebrates as Fiftieth Rescue Dog Finds a Home By Diane Turner, National GWP Rescue Coordinator

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s the 2012 GWPCA National Specialty got underway in Sonora, California the 50th NGWPR dog went home. Somehow the 50th homeless dog to be placed during the 2011-12 year was a milestone for all of the rescue program volunteers and we celebrated. During the year NGWPR provided services for 65 needy GWPs and at the time of the specialty only 13 dogs remained in foster care. Each year the program is able to continue its work because of the generosity of our donors. The Specialty weekend is the largest fund-raiser for the program and 2012 was no exception. The bronze statuette by sculptor Leslie Hutto did not arrive in time, but John Nunnes stepped in and offered a Tri-Tronics collar for the raffle. The collar was won by Gary Bonini. The raffle item for the ladies was once again a Coach Purse offered by Ed and Nikki Shupp. Julie Duarte, a California GSP rescue organization director, who often helps with our Wires held the winning ticket. Julie was so excited and it was a fun and unexpected way to reward her for her dedication and hard work on behalf of our breed. The Ugly Duck Print was auctioned at the awards banquet and Jim West and Rhonda Haukoos of Wild West Kennels sealed the deal with the winning bid of $400. A raft of donors provided a variety of items for the NGWPR silent auction. Though the attendance at the specialty was smaller this year, our bidders were generous and donations to the rescue program totaled nearly $2100. The rescue dogs, the NGWRP board members and program volunteers are grateful for the support of each of our donors and bidders. Each year at the National Specialty the rescue program honors those agencies and special people that have made outstanding contributions to the rescue program. Nominations for this year’s awards were accepted 80

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The NGWPR/GWPCA Citizen’s Award went to Jack McIlwaine of Pennsylvania. During the past year Jack, who is a businessman and Otterhound fancier, traveled monthly from Pennsylvania to San Francisco. On return trips Jack transported, and delivered 20 rescue dogs to their foster caregivers or to their new owners. Jack has refused all offers of compensation and we are grateful to Jack for his outstanding contribution. The award for the outstanding agency went to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver. Agency volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide care, exercise and training for any GWP in their care. They immediately contact NGWPR whenever a GWP arrives in their shelter. During the past year they cared for several GWPSs long-term until an NGWPR foster caregiver was available or until transportation could be arranged. The GWPCA/NGWPR Member’s Award is given to the member who has contributed the most to the rescue program. The 2012 Member Award was won by Heidi Baumbarger of Waxhaw, North Carolina. For the past 12 years Heidi has been providing refuge and care for any GWP in need. Heidi was one of the first members to volunteer her time and efforts to the NGWPR program. Heidi takes the most difficult rescue cases and most often our problem dogs find a safe haven at her home during their rehabilitation. In January, 2013 Heidi will become the National GWP Rescue, Inc National Coordinator. This year a new award was added. A sponsor came forward and offered the NGWPR Regional Club Award. A certificate of appreciation and $150 was presented to the Twin-Cities GWP Club, Inc. of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The board and officers of the Twin-Cities club have made rescue a priority at their meetings and activities and through their leadership, Twin-Cities members now provide foster care, transportation, temperament evaluations, grooming and training for our NGWPR dogs. The NGWPR Board and volunteers were excited to be able to honor the members of one of our regional clubs for their dedication to the rescue program. As Adam Cunningham and I leave our positions with NGWPR to take over the Wire-News we leave the program in the capable hands of our 51 volunteers and the new National Rescue Coordinator, Heidi Baumbarger. During the past three years, the program has made amazing strides and it is due to the efforts of so many of you. Without you, the program would not be a success. I know each of you will grant Heidi the same help and consideration that you have given me. Always remember that the lives the rescue dogs are in our hands and it takes all of us to secure their future. Thanks to each of you for your support and your help. It has been an honor to serve the GWPCA membership as your rescue coordinator.


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National GWP Rescue, Inc. NGWPR Wishes to Thank the Following Donors For Making Our Fund-Raising Events at the 2012 Nationals a Success

Silke Alberts, Cadenberg GWPs Diane Aurigemma Karen Bunch Jerry & Leslie Clark C n L Apac Edge of Time Trading Post Sarah Ercolani – Fun Time Dog Shop Dan Griffith Tom Hall Cindy Heiller Linda Higgins Celia Hilgeford Leslie Hutto Sharon Jahn Tom Jarnich Adele & Fred Kneipp Judy McDonald –Mother Lode Treasures Jamie McKinney – BingBling Show Leads Audrey and Don Meinke Millstone Veterinary Clinic Angela Milowski Steve Minas - Upland Ranger

John Nunnes – www.wiredogswest@aol.com Peter & Norma Paduch – Hawkhaven Wires Nancy Pierce – ThistleThreads Premo Pad Grayson Roberts Patti Roberts Linda Rubes Ed & Niki Shupp Mary Spies Muhki Singh- Hawk & Lion Claudia Sullivan Ashlee Trotter Mike & Vicki Trout - In Memory of Weidenhugel I’m On Fire “Dugan” Larry Turner Vanes ’n Things Betsy Watkins Joyce Wilkinson Greg Zoller

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