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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Wire~News Winter 2011 - National Issue

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

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Club Business

President’s Message Treasurer’s Report & Officers Contributors Delegate’s Report Open Positions Board Voting Results Rescue

Standings

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Special Features

National Specialty Show National Obedience National Agility AllStar Invitational 2010 GWPCA Awards National Field Championship 2012 National Info Support Our National Sponsors

New Titles Field Top Ten Show, Obed. & Agility Top Ten

Articles

Across The Pond Recognize The Signs of Bloat

On the Cover - “Digger” In 2002, I watched DC/AFC Cascade Jagd Freund win his first NAFC at Branched Oak. In 2003, I watched him take Runner-up in both the NAFC and NFC at Hungry Valley. Even though I had only seen Jeager perform three times, I knew that my next pup would be out of him. A few weeks after the Nationals, Vern Grimslid called and told me that John and Ruth Schoonover had bred a littermate of his male, Jac, to Jeager. Vern was going to get a female, so I told him to bring me a male pup. I named him “Digger” after a pull-toy dog that my younger brother had when we were kids. For his registered name, I went with John Winger’s (Bill Murray) quote in the movie Stripes, “Chicks dig me because I seldom wear underwear and when I do, it’s usually something unusual.” Digger was trained by Jerry Jordan of Kojac Kennels, but he spends the hunting season with me. We don’t have many birds in Iowa anymore, so we spend 2-4 weeks in North Dakota every year hunting pheasant, sharptail, and Hungarian partridge. Digger has always enjoyed field trials as much as he does hunting wild birds. He drags me to the line every time, and if you have ever seen him before the call-backs he will tell you (and everyone else) how much he likes to retrieve birds. Last Spring I decided that this would be Digger’s last field trial season; he has accomplished everything that I have ever dreamed. I have also decided to take a hiatus from trialing for a few years to prepare for retirement and save my vacation days for hunting. I have had a lot of fun, traveled to interesting places, and met many great people since I became involved in the dog games and I hope to return with another dog or two in a few years. Tony McGrane

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Tony McGrane Cupola Farm - Courtelis, Johnson, Whitmore Windmill Kennels - Betsy Watkins Gefharte Kennels - Carter & Medlock Whitetail Kennels - Billy & Deb Darby Karen Bunch Tony McGrane Geaux - Brown Cornell & Johnson Purina Heywire - Cheshire, Ljungren, Brawn Dan Griffith John & Linda Eidemiller

42 & 43 44 46 & 47 50 52 & 53 54 & 55 65 - 67 75 78 79 82 Inside Back Cover

Mountain View - Claire & Kelly Wisch The Haven Kennel - Heiller & Boyd John Nunnes Wickes, Hancock, Whitmore & Chism Ripsnorter Kennel - George, Vogel- Bastian, Howard Claddagh GWP - Vogel-Bastian Rhonda Haukoos & Jim West Shanon Emerick Sure Shot - Ljungren Hawk Haven - Paduch Megan Smith Garnett Persinger Scotian - Reeves, Rainwater & Sargent

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“Annie” Afterhour’s Annie Oakley of Reece (Ch. Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x Ch. Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH) Owned by Linda Medlock, Beth Carter and Christi Chism Bred by Michael & Angie Johnson and Christi Chism

Annie was Winners Bitch at the Fort Detroit GWP Specialty National Weekend handled by 9 year old Alexis Chism. Annie is also shown by Makayla Cleckner. Annie is Major pointed.

“Blaze” Ch Gefharte’s Fully Involved (Ch. Gefharte’s ADPG Payton Place x Afterhours Wish Me Luck) Owned by John Wesley Cleckner, Linda Medlock & Beth Carter Bred by Linda Medlock, Beth Carter & Christine Whitmore

Blaze finished at 8 months. He won First Place in Futurity Junior at Nationals and passed his water test. Blaze was shown exclusively by Meghann Bradley.

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Pr e s i d e n t s M e s s a g e 2011 Nationals are over! It’s time to put your wires back to work at their real job. It’s bird season. Be it eastern woodcock, grouse, midwestern pheasants, southern quail, western chukar or water fowl everywhere—get out there and hunt em up. This has been an interesting year with many challenges. There are several positions open that need volunteers. Get involved and help the GWPCA (your club) serve its membership and the GWP. It makes no difference if you are a field trailer, show enthusiast, versatile person and/or a fanatical hunter, we need to work together. One of our concerns has been finances and we must continue to investigate and develop ways to keep our club solvent. Unfortunately, problems can arise even where we think we are making sound financial decisions. For the most part the 2011 Nationals ran smoothly. In an effort to reduce expenses on the trial, a judging change in the open championship and a failure to notify the AKC in advance resulted in probation for the GWPCA trial for the next two years. This means they will be watching us for the next two years. Live and learn. If you have any questions—give me a call.

Ray

Fr o m T h e E d i t o r As the interim editor I have really enjoyed putting together this issue for the membership. I have learned a lot about publishing and have a new appreciation for the Wire~News editors of the past. While being editor of the Wire~News requires you to dedicate a bit of time, it is also very rewarding to see your hard work in print and to help reach all the members with GWPCA news. As you will see in the Open GWPCA positions section of this edition, the Wire~News editor position is still open. The person who fills that position can count all all the help that I can offer from my experiences as interim editor, and you will also have Ellen’s help as an experienced editor from the last three years. If you are considering this position please feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to talk with you. To get this edition of the Wire~News out the door it took the collaboration of many people. I could not have completed this edition of the Wire~News without everyone’s help. Many people contributed National write-ups, results and pictures. I would like to extend a big thanks to Barb Tucker, Liz Dixon, Lori Sargent, Judy Cheshire, Richard Hirneisen, Jim Boyd, Donald Padgett, Ann Karrick, Hilde Stapgens and Alexandra Friar for all the National information and pictures. I know taking pictures at the specialty show was particularly difficult because of the lighting and I appreciate everyone’s effort. I would also like to thank all of the advertisers in this issue, without your contributions the Wire~News would not exist, it takes your support to put out this magazine and I hope we can continue to rely on you. Finally I would like to thank Ellen Herminghaus, without her help I would still be figuring out where to start. Thans so much, Ellen. Warmest Regards,

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Tr e a s u r y Re p o r t & W i r e ~ N e w s C o n t r i b u t o r s Treasury Accounts (January - September 2011)

Balances $2,611.70 - General Fund $2,190.89 - Rescue Emergency Fund $1,344.08 - AllStar Fun $1,430.00 - National Field Trial Trophy Supplement Fund $434.50 - Maturity Fund

General Fund Debit Credit NAVHDA Ads 214.00 Delegate Meetings 800.00 Insurance 600.00 Conference Calling 789.50 Judges Education 251.00 Election Notification 286.12 Membership Reminders 139.97 Mailing 297.53 AKC CHF Conf. Registration 200.00 Annual Awards (2008-2010) and old Nationals Trophies 1356.06 AKC Breed Flyers 14.31 Nationals Start-up Money 2000.00 Wire~News 9894.28 Wire~News Revenue 7265.00 2010 Nationals Trophies 335.00 CHF Donation 1500.00 Stud Dog Listing 140.00 Breeder Listing 1160.00 Membership Dues (paid during 2011) 9735.84 Merchandise 50.00 Donations 100.00

Regular Columns, Articles & National Info Pat Laurans - AKC Delegates Report Lori Sargent - National HT, New Titles & Top Ten Lynn Sandor - Field Top Ten Barb Tucker - 2011 GWPCA National Show Chair Alex Friar - Across the Pond Judy Cheshire - AllStar Invitational Tom Maneely - GWPCA National Championship Diane Turner - National GWP Rescue Robin K. Nelson, DVM - GWP Health Topics Photos - Cathi Winkles (Official Show Photographer) Elizabeth Dixon, Richard Hirneisen, Jim Boyd, Ann Karrick, Donald Padgett, Hilde Stapgens

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2 0 1 2 GW P C A B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s ~ E f f e c t i v e J a n u a r y 1 s t President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 gwpcascade@aol.com Vice President Elizabeth 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) 691-9489 clc51@hotmail.com Western Director Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197 aspendel@aol.com

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D E L E G AT E ’ S R E P O RT

AKC Delegate’s Report By Pat Laurans

Last summer the GWPCA Board of Directors, via our President Ray Calkins wrote the AKC to disagree with the AKC Policy, passed by the board that would allow dogs with Q registrations Conditionally Registered Dogs ( ones with unknown sires) to run in field trials. Doug Ljungren, AVP of Performance Events let Ray and me know “that at their October meeting the AKC Board concurred with staff’s recommendation to exclude Conditionally Registered dogs from being eligible to participate in the Field Trials effective November 1, 2011.” Also – at their August AKC Board meeting the Board approved the request of the GWPCA “to be eligible to participate in Retriever Hunting Tests. In order to differentiate the title from those earned in Pointing Breed Hunting Tests, a title earned by a GWP in a Retriever Hunting test will include the letter “R” for example : JHR, SHR or MHR. Beginning September 1, 20212, GWP Clubs may apply to become licensed to hold Retriever Hunting Tests if they choose to.”   The September Delegates meeting was held in Newark, NJ. As your Delegate on Sunday I participated in a meeting with the 8 other Delegate Committee chairs.   On Monday I chaired the Parent Club Committee meeting. One of the items of interest to our club was that the moratorium on the approval of new events will be lifted for Parent Club Specialty Clubs if their event is held in conjunction with an all breed club.   It was also announced that Meet the Breed Events will be held in New York City on November 19 & 20 and in Orlando on December 17 & 18. The GWPCA will have a booth at both of these events manned by some of our wonderful members.   I also attended two other committee meetings, the Delegates Caucus and participated in the Coordinating Committee meeting. The day ended at 7:00PM   On Tuesday the Forum was “Field Events 101” which reviewed the natural instincts of dogs and showed examples of the various events in which pointing breeds, spaniels and retrieving breeds and hounds compete.   Elections were held for the 9 Delegate Committees. I am pleased to report that once again I was (unanimously) elected to Chair the Delegate Parent Club Committee. During the meeting we heard and saw numerous reports and videos and voted to approve an amendment that would apply restrictions to someone who misappropriates funds from AKC, an AKC subsidiary or affiliate.   We also approved an amendment to establish a Reserve Best In Show – effective July 3, 2012.   The official minutes of Thursday’s meeting are posted online at http://www.akc.org/pdfs/about/delegates_ meeting/Sept11.pdf   Once again we were asked to remind our club members to register every puppy .   We were told that AKC has begun a public relations campaign called “Good Things We Do”. Fliers, screen savers etc. are available on www.akc.org for clubs or individuals to download.   It continues to be my pleasure to serve as your delegate. If you have any question or comments please contact me: plaurans@earthlink.net 

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OPEN POSITIONS

O p e n Po s i t i o n s - We N e e d Yo u ! The following positions and committee chairs are available within the GWPCA. Help move this club to the future, volunteer! Please contact President Ray Calkins at gwpcascade@gmail.com or call 503-682-2968 if you are interested in any of these positions.

National Events Coordinator- Job Description • Oversee all national events and regional specialty. • Coordinate with local club if holding a specialty in conjunction with the Nat. • Coordinate with both Show Chair and Field Chairs • Oversee site choices for all events • Choose Committee heads • Report progress to the Board The purpose of having a NEC and standing National Events Committees is to standardize the running of all the National Events and to streamline the redundant tasks that occur each year. It is not the intention of the NEC to take control of the National Events away from the hosting club, but rather to be an overseer and a resource for the host club.

GWP U - Job Description The GWPCA Board of Directors is seeking a chair for GWP University committee to take over the reins from Joy Brewster. The first GWPU was held with the National Events in ’08 with the goal of offering educational opportunities to the breeders, owners, exhibitors and members of the GWPCA. The University is modeled on a similar program used by the Basset Hound Club of America. It is one of the many services provided to GWPCA members. The Chair of the Committee develops topics of interest and educational opportunities for the GWPCA membership at the annual National Events. Topics for the event are proposed to the NEC, then forwarded to the BOD for approval. The Chair plans, organizes and schedules the event in conjunction with the National Events Committee and Local Host Club (when appropriate). The position requires an understanding of the issues of interest to breeders and owners, ability to work independently and as part of the National Events Committee team, willingness to contact speakers, negotiate contracts and solicit input from the membership.

Thank you to all the GWPCA Members that Voted!! Beaumont Unit, NAP Teller’s Report German Wirehair Pointer Club of America Election November 20, 2011 Submitted by: Carl Holder, Head Teller

Vice President There were 181 votes counted with no illegal votes. Liz Dixon 181 Secretary There were 191 votes counted with no illegal votes. Karen Potter 81 Lori Sargent 110

Wire~News Editor - Job Description If you are looking for a challenge and a great way to express your creativity, the GWPCA board is seeking a club member with time and dedication to take on management of the Wire~News. This position can be a really fun job and a great way to interact with GWPCA members but it is also challenging with deadlines. The publication is one of the club’s most tangible benefits. At this time, the editor will work closely with Lacey Wilson who reviews and inputs the ads and other documents into a sophisticated publishing software for uploading to the printer. Following are the requirements and responsibilities. • Must be able to spend up 50 - 75 hours per quarter on WN duties and reliably meet deadlines. • Must be familiar with the GWPCA and its members, and attend some, preferably all, National events. • Must have a computer with Microsoft Office and highspeed Internet access. • Background in print media and basic design skills are helpful, but not required. • Initiate article ideas and find members or contributors to submit them. • Gather articles and advertisements via email through interaction with a variety of club members • Good grammar and language skills needed to edit submissions for clarity and punctuation. • Collect money for advertising and forward to GWPCA Treasurer. • Write editor’s column for each issue and determine page order • Forward all documents to publisher

Vo t i n g Re s u l t s Eastern Director There were 190 votes counted with no illegal votes. Angie Johnson 85 Garnett Persinger 105 Western Director There were 175 votes counted with no illegal votes. Robert Perry 175 The ballots were double checked for accuracy. The number of ballots cast was 192. The tellers were, Carl Holder, Anthony Stewart, and Timothy McNicholl.

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NEW TITLES

New Titles Compiled by Lori Sargent

CHAMPION CH Dancehall Heart N’ Soul (D) SR61390302

(7/31/11) by Dr Zhivago Vom Treborwolf x Scotian Railroad Lady; Breeder: J. Davidson; Owner: Shanon Emerick

CH Heiss Draht Digging For The Horizon JH (D)

SR59339904 (7/9/11) by CH Wesley Von Berens RN x CH Mt. View’s Ripsnorterboldventure; Breeder: Karen Potter & Valerie Potter; Owner: Derrick Day & K. Potter & V. Potter

CH Heywire N Justa’s Look Who’s Talkin’ (D)

SR61537102 (7/15/11) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: B. Brawn & Rhonda Haukoos

CH HH Vixens Late Arrival (B) SR59768410

(7/30/11) by FC Wilson’s Famous Amos SH x CH Rlb’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH; Breeder/ Owner: Edwin Shupp

CH Red Barn’s Here To Stay JH (B) SR45736607

(7/9/11) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Schnellberg’s Live Wire SH; Breeder/Owner: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle

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CH Surefire’s Imbibed Little Secret JH (B)

SR56797901 (8/6/11) by DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Surefire’s Secret Moonshine RN JH; Breeder/Owner: Joan Payton & Andy Payton

CH Surefire’s Secret Little Spot (D)

SR56797905 (8/6/11) by DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Surefire’s Secret Moonshine RN JH; Breeder/Owner: Joan Payton & Andy Payton

CH Weidenhugel Hope V Joey JH (B) SR50836801

(8/7/11) by NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe x CH Weidenhugel Becca V Blitz JH; Breeder/Owner: Cynthia Heiller D.V.M. & Kathleen Boyd

CH Adpg Afterhours Seventh Heaven (B)

SR63182107 (9/4/11) by CH Adpg The Patriot MH X Afterhours Make A Wish; Breeder: Danielle Gerbert & C. Whitmore; Owner: D. Gerbert & J. Gerbert Jr.

CH Gefharte’s Fully Involved (D) SR65788101

(9/5/11) by CH Gefharte’s Adpg Payton Place X Afterhours Wish Me Luck; Breeder: Linda Medlock & Beth Carter & Christine Whitmore; Owner: John Wesley Cleckner & L. Medlock & B. Carter

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CH Ironwire Abba Rocks Idawire (B) SR63942502 (9/23/11) by CH Idawire Field Of Dreams X CH Cynister Idawire Childs Play; Breeder: Adam Cunningham & Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Tony Waldon & Jodi Quesnell

CH Windmill Aspendel Texas Ranger (D)

SR65036704 (9/4/11) by CH Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart X GCH CH Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH; Breeder: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro; Owner: Jon Meyer & Betsy Watkins

GRAND CHAMPION GCH CH Drakkar N Rlb’s Eye’ Ma Lookout JH (B) SR51817511 (7/10/11) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Helen Witt & James Witt & Ed Shupp

GCH CH Geronimo’s Goddess V Dazzle (B)

SR57376702 (8/7/11) by CH Cynisters Winter Solostice x CH Geronimo’s Dazzle V. Inverness JH; Breeder/ Owner: Jo Ann Steffes & Laura Myles

GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax SH (D)

SR59070601 (8/26/11) by Ero Iii Del Zeffiro x

Kira Ii V.Brockenhagen At Kimmax; Breeder: Antonius Kohues; Owner: Peter McCullough & Maxine McCullough

GCH CH ADPG Rhapsody In The Rain

(B) SR19668705 (9/3/11) by CH Afterhours Dealers Choice JH x CH Adpg Southpaw Heart In Hand; Breeder: Danielle McCallum Gerbert; Owner: Danielle McCallumGerbert

AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack (D)

SR46095612 (8/25/11) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x Slick Shooten Maggie JH; Breeder: Brady Shannon; Owner: John Williams & Sandra Williams

JUNIOR HUNTER Cascade Reagan JH

(B) SR62518201 (7/9/11) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Cascade Million; Breeder/Owner: Ray Calkins & Lynn MCalkins

Griffs Saltyfoote Sunny JH (B) SR61013502

(8/28/11) by Fancy Feather Saltyfoote x Griffs Greta MH; Breeder: Dan Griffith; Owner: Shelley Makovec


NEW TITLES Weidenhugel B Lil Gabby V Blitz JH (B)

SR34000606 (8/28/11) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x CH Weidenhugel Xrated V Bama; Breeder: Cynthia Heiller D.V.M. & Kathleen Boyd; Owner: Tammy McCoy & Mary Catherine Sowell

CH Drakkars’ RLB’s Vintage Cabernet CD JH (B) SR51817501

(9/25/11) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Joann Randall

Heywire’s Justa Casual Look JH (B) SR61537110

(9/18/11) By GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Lee Friess & Jennifer Jacobs

K-Hills Bloomin Daisy JH (B) SR51136602

(9/11/11) By NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x FC AFC Okk Left To Do It; Breeder: John E Schoonover & Ruth A Schoonover; Owner: Murray Hollingshead & Arlene M Hollingshead

SENIOR HUNTER CH Red Barn’s Here To Stay SH (B) SR45736607

(7/24/11) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Schnellberg’s Live

Wire SH; Breeder/Owner: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle

RALLY NOVICE

NOVICE AGILITY

MASTER HUNTER

Inverness Obsession RN (B) SR45135310

(9/17/11) By Tazmanian Mike Call Me Ike JH x CH Inverness Earendil; Breeder: Laura Myles & Dan Staber; Owner: Laura Myles

Jay-Mar’s Walk The Line NA (D) SR53880203

CH Slh Wynnsome Not A Plain Zane MH (D)

SR38192511 (9/24/11) By CH Caramel ‘N Heywire Larkspur Latte JH x CH Rlb’s Wynnsome Abby SH; Breeder: Steve Handevidt & Linda Handevidt; Owner: LaMar Gunnarson & Kay Gunnarson

COMPANION DOG Ebbtide’s Sleepover At Ky-Wires CD RN JH

(B) SR58138306 (9/24/11) by Jay-Mar’s We Don’t Do It For The Money JH x CH Ebbtide Miss Jerre; Breeder: Garnett Persinger; Owner: Karen Bunch

(7/22/11) by DC St Croix’s Diamond Jim x CH JayMar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Christopher Hieber & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Mike Braddock & Nickol Litwin

RALLY EXCELLENT

Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN NA NAJ (B)

Andra V Argos CD RE (B) SR56624501

(7/24/11) by Furst Vom Bandorfer Forst x Katja Ii V Bockenhagen; Breeder: Jonathan Prescott; Owner: Pamela Menotti

OPEN AGILITY

NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER

Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF (B) PAL253260 (7/10/11) Owner: Maureen Richard

Jay-Mar’s Walk The Line NA NAJ (D)

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Ebbtide’s Sleepover At Ky-Wires CD BN RN JH (B) SR58138306

Rosie Rocket OA OAJ

(9/29/11) by Jay-Mar’s We Don’t Do It For The Money JH x CH Ebbtide Miss Jerre; Breeder: Garnett Persinger; Owner: Karen Bunch

COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CDX RAE (D)

SR36847307 (7/15/11) by CH Weidenhugel Ernst V Einer MH x CH Weidenhugel Liberty V Boeing; Breeder: Mildred L Revell; Owner: Elaine Gray

NF (B) PAL253260 (7/10/11) Owner: Maureen Richard

Jed’s Easy Street NA OAJ (B) SR36438504

SR34749907 (9/18/11) By CH Rlb’s Mac The Knight MH x Backwoods Driving Ms. Daisy; Breeder: Richard Brannan; Owner: Thomas Guschl & Carol Guschl

SR53880203 (7/31/11) 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

(9/25/11) By Dual Rivers Trampoline x Brushbuster Starts Em Right; Breeder: Gordon Bigelow; Owner: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker

OPEN AGILITY PREFERRED T. Wolfs Wired After Grizzly OAP NJP (B)

ILP159162 (9/18/11) Owner: Cindy Schneider

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Field Top Ten January Through September 2011

Field Top Ten Rankings based on dogs defeated. Submitted by Lynn Sandor (sandorcpa@comcast.net)

Dog Name OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 10

Jay-Mar’s How Do You Like Me Now JH NAFC DC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now CH Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show NAFC DC AFC Casade Tumalo Tess FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe Sure Shot’s Pretty Summer Endless Play JH Big Oaks Jacpine Savage NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH

Owner P Hieber/N Litwin/C Hieber M Ezzo/B Brawn, PA P Ljungren, WA R Haukoos, IA J & S Williams, OR J & S Williams, OR J & S Williams, OR H Stapgens, Alaska V Grimslid, WI A McGrane, IA

Dogs Defeated

Number of Placements

126 104 86 81 77 76 60 58 58 55

5 4 5 4 5 5 5 3 4 3

80 66 52 42 38 37 36 33 32 27

5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

94 81 77 57 36 34 31 26 23 22

9 11 10 7 11 6 4 5 3 7

In Open Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 31 GWPs placed 79 times, defeating 1,334 dogs.

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

FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack CH Rlb’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH FC Wingfield’s High Cotton JH NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH Wireswest Radical Girl MH CH Dual Shot’s Behind Bars Cascade Honest Abe Big Oaks Jacpine Savage NAFC DC AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess

J & S Williams, OR E Shupp, PA D & P Coller A McGrane, IA N Solt, UT M Eden, OR K & W Yamashita/K Hawkins R & L Calkins, OR V Grimslid, WI J & S Williams, OR

In Amateur Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 27 GWPs placed 60 times, defeating 653 dogs.

JUNIOR DOGS (PUPPY/DERBY COMBINED) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Backwoods Monja Big Oaks Sweet Thing Harvey’s Justa Jeff Brillow’s Big Wild Western Aimn Hi Go Daddy Girl JH Misty Meadows Annie Tumalo Heart Thunderhill’s Hurricane Tumalo Teddy Cascade Reagan

M & J Brown, VA V Grimslid, WI T Harvey, NJ R Haukoos, IA R & P Doyle, MI W Siemers J &S Williams, OR J Paulus, WI J &S Williams, OR R & L Calkins, OR

In Junior Dogs, a total of 40 GWPs placed 127 times, defeating 757 dogs. Amateur Field Champion: FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack (D) SR46095612 (8/25/11) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Dufin 7-03 x Slick Shooten Maggie JH 2-08 Breeder: Brady Shannon Owner: John & Sandy Williams

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Winners Dog Line Up Friday, September 30, 2011

M e s s a g e Fr o m 2 0 1 1 N a t i o n a l S h o w C h a i r - B a r b Tu c ke r Finally after 2 years of planning and many obstacles to overcome it all finally came together and the 2011 Nationals became history! Wed Sept 28 2011 most of those members of our club that had been working on the Nationals gathered in Ionia to set up rings and get the building ready for the All Breed Obedience trial that was to begin on Thursday 10am. Ft Detroit is a small club unlike most of our clubs and we only have a few that does a lot! We have a great time together and support each other in most of our endeavors, 90% of the planning was working on the budget. This was a huge problem as we were determined that this Nationals would not lose money, therefore it required each chairperson to do a complete budget. During that 2 years the budget remained the number 1 priority and it had to be revised a lot!! Overall we as a club feel that everyone that attended the nationals had a good time and there was a lot of time for socialization and partying. I am not going to give you the winners as you will find that in a different part of the newsletter. Besides, being show chair I had very little time to watch any of the judging as I was always being summoned for a different problem. Thurs evening Ft Detroit hosted a Welcome party where adult beverages and finger foods were served. It gave all of us lots of social time to catch up with friends we had not seen in at least 1 year. Friday was the Ft Detroit Specialty where 49 dogs were judge by Bill Sahloff in the Sweepstakes followed by the Specialty where 130+ dogs were judged by Pat Brenner. Saturday was the National Seeps, Futurity and Maturity. There were 52 dogs in Sweeps judge by Debra Davis, Futurity had 30 dogs judged by Katrin Tazza and Maturity had 11 dogs judged by Lisa Warren. All the judges did a good job and took their time making their choices. Finally the National specialty began on Sunday at 10 am with Judge Eliot More judging 121 dogs to his final selection of BISS. He had some wonderful comments on our breed as a whole so we all should be very proud of the direction we are going. Being Show Chair presented many challenges and lots of hands on work, it requires a 24/7 commitment. I gladly pass the baton to next years chair and wish her well. Thanks to all who attended, heard many nice words of encouragement and help, and very little negative comments. Thanks to all of Ft Detroit that helped make this Nationals possible and now it is a thing of the past. Looking towards the future! Show Chair

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Nationals JUDGE: Mr. Elliot More DVM

BEST OF BREED

GCH. MT. VIEW’S RIPSNORTER SILVER CHARM. - Owner: Claire & Kelly Wisch Breeder: Claire Wisch, Helen George-Witt, Kelly Wisch, James Witt.

BEST OF WINNERS/WINNERS BITCH

RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BACKFLD N MOTION JH. - Owner: Marguerite Howard & Lisa George Breeder: Lisa George and Courtney Vogel-Bastian.

BEST OF OPPOSITE

CH. DRAKKAR ‘N RLB EYEFULL. - Owner: Kiki Courtelis, Joyce Wilkinson, Ralonda Porte, Lois Bultman Breeder: Roger Bultman, Terrance Boldin & Joyce Wilkinson.

AWARD OF MERIT/SELECT DOG

GCH. REECE AFTERHOURS THE BUCK STOPS HERE JH. - Owner: Kiki Courtelis, Mike Johnson, Angie Johnson & Christine Whitmore Breeder: Mike Johnson, Angie Johnson & Christine Whitmore.

AWARD OF MERIT/SELECT BITCH

CH EBBTIDE FROM THE ASHES. - Owner: Garnett P. Persinger & Howie Huber III Breeder: Garnett P. Persinger.

WINNERS DOG

SCOTIAN WINDSWEPT EXPEDITION. – Owner: Laura Reeves, Stephanie Rainwater, Lori & Mark Sargent Breeder: Lori & Mark Sargen & Bernee Brawn.

RESERVE WINNERS DOG

REECE AFTERHOURS IN THE EYE OF THE STORM. – Owner: John & Linda Eidemiller Breeder: Mike & Angie Johnson & Christi Chism.

RESERVE WINNERS BITCH

HAWK HAVEN’S GO DADDY’S GIRL. – Owner: Peter & Norma Paduch Breeder: Peter Paduch.

BEST JUNIOR HANDLER

HEYWIRE LOOKS LIKE ALMOND JOY AT REECE. – Owner: Joni Cornell, Angie Johnson & Audrey Meinke Breeder: Judy Cheshire, Doug Ljungren & Bernee Brawn. Handler: Alexis Cornell.

BEST VETERAN

CH EBBTIDE FROM THE ASHES. - Owner: Garnett P. Persinger & Howie Huber III Breeder: Garnett P. Persinger.

BEST OF OPPOSITE VETERAN

CH ADPG THE PATRIOT MH. - Owner: Danielle Gerbert Breeder: Danielle Gerbert.

BEST STUD DOG IN SPECIALTY

GCH. TIMO II V. BOCKENHAVEN AT KIMMAX SH - Owner: Peter & Maxine McCullogh Antonius Kohues.

BEST BROOD BITCH IN SPECIALTY

Breeder:

RIPSNORTER MAKIN’ DRAMA DARNELLE. - Owner: Lisa George Breeder: Courtney Vogel, William Bastian, Dana & Ellie Pusateri.

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Sweepstakes JUDGE: Ms. Debra Davis

BEST PUPPY IN SWEEPS

CH HEYWIRE ‘N HIGHFIELD’S HEY LOOK ME OVER. - Owner: Pam & Larry Kincaid Breeder: Judy Cheshire, Doug Ljungren & Bernee Brawn.

BEST OF OPPOSITE PUPPY IN SWEEPS

HAWK HAVEN’S GRANDSTAND. - Owner: Pete and Normal Paduch Breeder: Pete Paduch.

FIRST PLACE PUPPY SWEEPS PLACEMENTS 6-9 MTH DOG ABSOLUT LEE VLADIMIR.

6-9 MTH BITCH CARAMEL ‘N HEYWIRE’S JUSTA THREE CHEERS.

9-12 MTH DOG GEFHARTE’S FULLY INVOLVED.

9-12 MTH BITCH HARVEST MEADOW’S TRUTH BE TOLD.

12-15 MTH DOG WINDSWEPT’S ANDURIL FLAME O’ THE WEST.

12-15 MTH BITCH INVERNESS JAY-MARS MAKIN AN IMPRESSION.

15-18 MTH DOG HAWK HAVEN’S GRANDSTAND.

15-18 MTH BITCH RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BACKFLD N MOTION JH.

18-24 MTH DOG CH HEYWIRE’S DON’T LOOK NOW JH.

18-24 MTH BITCH CH HEYWIRE ‘N HIGHFIELD’S HEY LOOK ME OVER.

BEST VETERAN IN SWEEPS

GCH ASPENDEL PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins, Robert Perry, Sean Ferraro Breeder: Robert Perry, Sean Ferraro and A. McClure.

BEST OF OPPOSITE VETERAN IN SWEEPS

DC SCHNELLBERG’S FREEDOM REIGN. - Owner: Susan DeGraw Breeder: Susan DeGraw & Roger Doyle.

FIRST PLACE VETERAN SWEEPS PLACEMENTS 7-10 YR DOG DC SCHNELLBERG’S FREEDOM REIGN.

7-10 YR BITCH GCH. ASPENDEL PALE RIDER JH.

10+ YR DOG CH. HEYWIRE N CARAMEL TIME PIECE MH.

10+ YR BITCH CH. WHITETAILS SASSY TOO SH.

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GWPCA National Specialty Judges Comments Mr. Elliot More, DVM It was my privilege to judge the conformation classes at this year’s GWPCA National Specialty. The show was held indoors. The ring was more than adequate size with decent matting providing ideal conditions for both myself and the exhibitors. The show was very efficiently run and I had an excellent steward, which always make my job easier.

Overall Impressions I was impressed with the overall quality of the entry. As is common, the quality was deeper in the bitches than in the dogs. The quality in the specials class was excellent. Heads, eye color, and correct coats were consistent. There were very few missing teeth. There were more shallow and narrow chests that I’d like to see. This was often coupled with a little too much leg which ruins the “slightly longer than tall” balance I would like to see. There were zero temperament issues which is very impressive in an entry of this size. Croups and low tail sets were another area of concern in some of the exhibits. Winners Dog My winners dog, from the Open class, was a mature, well balanced dog with a decent coat and correct head and eye. He had sound running gear and carried a good topline on the go-round. He was expertly presented and moved at the correct speed. Winners Bitch My winners bitch, from the 15-18 month class, was surprisingly mature and well-proportioned for her age. She possessed a nice head and an excellent coat. Again, I was impressed with how pulled together she was on the move, for a dog her age. Once again, her presentation was excellent. BOB/AOM My BOB dog and AOM dog were both outstanding representatives of the breed. Both possessed excellent coat and heads. Both carried excellent top lines when moving with proper reach and drive. Both were expertly presented. Both were in superb condition. Once could make a pretty good argument for placing them in either order. BOS/AOM My BOS Bitch was probably the prettiest dog I saw all day. Hopefully she produces as good as she is. Beautiful head and balance. Nice coat. Very sound. But the males presented a little better picture on the go round. The veteran bitch was also beautiful in her own right, in great shape not only for her age but for the fact that she had whelped a litter just a few months before the show (as I was later informed by her handler). Both exhibits were expertly presented. In conclusion, while entry numbers are small compared to many other breeds, the overall quality is excellent. Moreover your field dogs can compete in conformation and your show dogs can compete in the field, an achievement that few other breeds can still claim. I think German Wirehaired Pointers, as a breed, are in great shape looking towards the future. Thank you for the opportunity to judge your show. Elliot More, D.V.M.

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GWPCA Sweepstakes Judges Comments Ms. Debra Davis

I would like to thank the club for inviting me to judge Sweepstakes at your National Specialty. I loved my line-up of dogs and bitches and thank the membership for bringing your young dogs to me. These young dogs are the future of your breed and I look forward to seeing them all grown up. My puppy dog classes were nice and strong. My classes showed puppy boys with good bone, coat texture and balanced front and rear. I only had a few that were slightly too long in loin. The muscle tone in these boys was outstanding. It is so nice to see a sporting dog in field condition. I loved my puppy bitch classes, the overall type, coat texture and balance was very good. When I looked down the line-up in each class it came down to the overall picture and movement. My final lineup was just beautiful; I congratulate all the breeders and owners of these wonderful dogs.

Best in Sweepstakes: Ch Heywire ‘N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over won my heart over. She is very balanced with good coat texture. Her neck flowed nicely into the shoulders with good depth of chest and good forechest. She has a nice bone, strong topline with short loin, balanced front and rear and a beautiful mover with good reach and drive. She fit the picture of an overall balanced dog and could work for hours in the field without tiring. Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes: Hawk Haven’s Grandstand is a nicely balanced dog with good coat texture and a neck that flowed nicely into the shoulders, good forechest and strong topline, and was slightly longer in the loin. He has good bone, and balanced front and rear with beautiful movement with good reach and drive. He was a little thin and later I found out he had just came back from his field training.

Veteran Sweepstakes What a pleasure to judge such beautiful veterans. I would have never guessed their age; they were all in field condition and moved like they were 2 years old.

Best Veteran in Sweepstakes: GCH Aspendel Pale Rider, JH is an

absolutely beautiful bitch. When you picked up her head, she said, “pick me” with her beautiful expression. She has a nice length of neck that fits into well laid-back shoulders. Good forechest and depth of chest. She is very balanced and moved effortlessly on her legs. . I would have never guessed she was 9 ½ years old. Well deserved the Best Veteran in Sweepstakes.

Best of Opposite Veteran in Sweepstakes: DC Schnellberg’s Freedom Rings, is a nicely balanced

dog, with a good length of neck that fit nicely into well laid-back shoulders with nice forechest. Good coat texture and nice topline and balanced front and rear. He was well muscled and used his legs well when going around the ring. A very nice veteran dog.

Best Veteran In Sweeps

Best of Opposite Veteran In Sweeps

Again I would like to thank the GWPCA for inviting me to judge your national, it’s a memory I will always cherish. Debbie Davis

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Fort Detroit German Wirehaired Pointer Club Specialty JUDGE: Mrs. Patricia L. Brenner

BEST OF BREED

GCH REECE AFTERHOURS THE BUCK STOPS HERE JH. - Owner: Kiki Courtelis, Mike Johnson, Angie Johnson & Christine Whitmore Breeder: Mike Johnson, Angie Johnson & Christine Whitmore.

BEST OF WINNERS/WINNERS DOG

HAWK HAVEN’S GRANDSTAND. - Owner: Peter & Norma Paduch Breeder: Peter Paduch.

BEST OF OPPOSITE

CH DRAKKAR ‘N RLB EYEFULL. - Owner: Kiki Courtelis, Joyce Wilkinson, Ralonda Porte, Lois Bultman Breeder: Roger Bultman, Terrance Boldin & Joyce Wilkinson.

AWARD OF MERIT/SELECT DOG

GCH MT. VIEW’S RIPSNORTER SILVER CHARM. - Owner: Claire & Kelly Wisch Breeder: Claire Wisch, Helen George-Witt, Kelly Wisch, James Witt.

AWARD OF MERIT/SELECT BITCH

GCH ASPENDEL PALE RIDER JH. - Owner: Betsy Watkins, Robert Perry, Sean Ferraro Breeder: Robert Perry, Sean Ferraro & A McClure.

WINNERS BITCH

AFTERHOURS ANNIE OAKLEY OF REECE. – Owner: Linda Medlock, Beth Carter & Christi Chism Breeder: Mike & Angie Johnson & Christi Chism.

RESERVE WINNERS DOG

SCOTIAN WINDSWEPT EXPEDITION. – Owner: Laura Reeves, Stephanie Rainwater, Lori & Mark Sargent Breeder: Lori & Mark Sargen & Bernee Brawn.

RESERVE WINNERS BITCH

HAWK HAVEN’S GO DADDY’S GIRL. – Owner: Peter & Norma Paduch Breeder: Peter Paduch.

BEST JUNIOR HANDLER

GCH AFTERHOURS CUTE AS A BUTTON JH. – Owner: Alexis Chism, Allison Chism Christi Chism Breeder: Linda Medlock, Beth Carter, Danielle Gerbert. Handler: Alexis Chism

BEST BRED BY EXHIBTOR IN SPECIALTY

RIPSNORTER MAKIN’ WAVES WITH JAY-MAR. - Owner: Lisa George Breeder: Lisa George, Patricia Heiber, Nickol Litwin.

BEST PUPPY IN SPECIALTY

INVERNESS WHISKEY LULLABY. - Owner: Laura Myles Breeder: Laura Myles.

BEST STUD DOG IN SPECIALTY

GCH TIMO II V. BOCKENHAVEN AT KIMMAX SH - Owner: Peter & Maxine McCullogh Breeder: Antonius Kohues.

BEST BROOD BITCH IN SPECIALTY

CH WINDSWEPT’S SOLAR FLAIR SH. - Owner: Mark & Lori Sargent Breeder: Mark & Lori Sargent & Bernee Brawn.

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Fort Detroit GWP Club Sweepstakes JUDGE: Mr. William Sahloff

BEST PUPPY IN SWEEPS

CH HEYWIRE’s DON’T LOOK NOW JH. - Owner: Steven & Elizabeth Kreuser, Bernee Brawn Breeder: Judy Cheshire, Doug Ljungren & Bernee Brawn.

BEST OF OPPOSITE PUPPY IN SWEEPS

AIMN’ HI JET STREAM. - Owner: Kay & Lamar Gunnarson Breeder: Jim & Carolyn Isom. FIRST PLACE PUPPY SWEEPS PLACEMENTS 6-9 MTH DOG ABSOLUT LEE VLADIMIR.

6-9 MTH BITCH CARAMEL ‘N HEYWIRE’S JUSTA THREE CHEERS.

9-12 MTH DOG HARVEST MEADOW’S CLASSIC DANCER.

9-12 MTH BITCH CYNISTERS MISTY SILVER WATERS.

12-15 MTH DOG GEAUX ALL IN SCHNELLBERG.

12-15 MTH BITCH CH. BLUELINE’S ASPEN GLOW.

15-18 MTH DOG RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BRING’N SEXY BACK.

15-18 MTH BITCH HAWK HAVEN’S GO DADDY’S GIRL.

18-24 MTH DOG CH HEYWIRE’S DON’T LOOK NOW JH.

18-24 MTH BITCH AIMN’S HI JET STEAM.

BEST VETERAN IN SWEEPS

GCH ASPENDEL PALE RIDER JH - Owner: Betsy Watkins, Robert Perry, Sean Ferraro Breeder: Robert Perry, Sean Ferraro and A. McClure.

BEST OF OPPOSITE VETERAN IN SWEEPS

CH ADPG THE PATRIOT MH. - Owner: Danielle Gerbert Breeder: Danielle Gerbert. FIRST PLACE VETERAN SWEEPS PLACEMENTS 7-10 YR DOG CH. ADPG THE PATRIOT MH.

7-10 YR BITCH GCH. ASPENDEL PALE RIDER JH. 10+ YR BITCH CH. WHITETAILS SASSY TOO SH.

PARADE OF TITLEHOLDERS PRYOR CREEK’S GRACIE MAE MH UDX TDX VER RAE VCD1 CH. SOUTHPAW TIME IS ON MY SIDE JH CH. HEYWIRES DON’T LOOK NOW JH CH. HARVEST MEADOW’S SINGIN GERDIE BIRD JH GCH. AFTERHOURS CUTE AS A BUTTON JH

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Maturity & Futurity Maturity Judge: Ms. Lisa Warren BEST IN MATURITY

GCH CLADDAGH’S HOTCAKES AT SANGRUND. - Owner: Paul & Kristin Wehking, Courtney VogelBastian & William Bastian Breeder: Courtney Vogel-Bastian, William Bastian, Jim & Helen Witt.

BEST OF OPPOSITE IN MATURITY

REECE AFTERHOURS IN THE EYE OF THE STORM. – Owner: John & Linda Eidemiller Breeder: Mike & Angie Johnson & Christi Chism.

Futurity Judge: Ms. Katie Tazza BEST IN FUTURITY

RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BACKFLD N MOTION JH. - Owner: Marguerite Howard & Lisa George Breeder: Lisa George and Courtney Vogel-Bastian.

BEST OF OPPOSITE IN FUTURITY

RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BRING’N SEXY BACK. - Owner: Lisa George Breeder: Lisa George & Courtney Vogel-Bastian. FIRST PLACE FUTURITY PLACEMENTS JUNIOR DOG GEFHARTE’S FULLY INVOLVED.

JUNIOR BITCH HARVEST MEADOW’S TRUTH BE TOLD.

INTERMEDIATE DOG WINDMILL ASPENDEL TEXAS TRAVELER.

INTERMEDIATE BITCH GEAUX FOR BROKE.

SENIOR DOG RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BRING’N SEXY BACK.

SENIOR BITCH RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BACKFLD N MOTION JH.

Ripsnorter N Claddagh Backfld N Motion JH

Geaux All In Schnellberg

Inverness Whiskey Lullaby

Gefharte’s Spontaneous Combustion

Afterhour’s It’s All About Jaxon!

Ripsnorter N Claddagh Bring’n Sexy Back

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GWPCA Futurity Judges Comments Ms. Katrin Tazza I enjoyed judging the GWPC National Futurity. My decisions were based on how well the dog fit the standard in COAT, type, proportions and movement. Many of the exhibits had profuse incorrect coats, which would cause an issue in a hunting situation.  There were many exhibits lacking length in the upper arm. The long upper arm with a properly laid back shoulder will enable the dog to run with a high head.  The high head carriage will maximize the scenting ability.  The proper front assembly will give the dog most of its power in the field.  In the show ring this will give the dog the proper reach in front and will help with the movement coming and going.  I also had a lot of dogs that were slab sided and had very little room for heart and lungs. Overall the dispositions were very nice. RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BACKFLD N MOTION JH, my Best in Futurity Bitch had an excellent hard coat which would protect her in any harsh situation.  She was perfect coming and going and her legs converged in an upside down V with the rear legs landing perfectly behind the front.  She was very sturdy and had a wonderful attitude. Both winners had great reach and drive. RIPSNORTERNCLADDAGH BRING’N SEXY BACK, the Best of Opposite Sex was a nice strong male with a great coat and attitude to match. The two final winners happened to be litter mates. I would have taken home either of them. The handlers of these dogs knew they had strong contenders, their dogs were in superb condition and properly presented by the owners. I spent a lot of time judging these dogs because I understand how important this win is to the breed.  When I had a tough decision to make, my final determinant was could I hunt over this dog and would I use it in a breeding program.  I will not fault a dog for being in field condition. The exhibitors were a pleasure to work with.

Katrin Tazza

GWPCA Maturity Judges Comments Ms. Lisa Warren It was truly an honor to judge the Kick-Off Maturity at the 2011 National of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America. I was pleased with the dogs and I found my winners to be of notable quality. I also had the pleasure of watching the sweepstakes and the judging of the regular classes. I must observe that the number of excellent exhibits at this show was quite impressive. Any breed would be proud to have the depth of quality at its National that I saw in Michigan, and for this to be the case in a low-entry breed made it all the more remarkable. German Wirehaired Pointer breeders in America have every right to be very proud of their stewardship of this wonderful breed. My thanks to the club for inviting me to judge and my congratulations on a successful show. It was a privilege to be a part of it.

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Ft. Detroit GWP Club Obedience OBEDIENCE COMPETITION JUDGE: Mr Delvyn R. Lunn Ft. Detroit German Wirehaired Pointer Club held its first all-breed obedience trial in conjunction with the GWPCA Nationals on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in Ionia, MI. Del Lunn from Canada was our judge. There were 30 dogs entered. We awarded all-breed placements and GWP specialty placements. It was a fun afternoon. Everyone that showed really seemed to enjoy themselves. We had a variety of breeds represented. High In Trial and High Combined for the all-breed was won by an Irish Setter. All the dogs entered in Utility B qualified. I have been showing for several years and it is the first time that I have seen an Utility B class where every dog qualified. UTILITY B First Place and High Combined PRYOR CREEK’S GRACIE MAE MH UD TD NA NAJ VCD1 RAE Owner: Carol & Tommy Cagle OPEN B First Place PRYOR CREEK’S GRACIE MAE MH UD TD NA NAJ VCD1 RAE Owner: Carol & Tommy Cagle

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Obedience OBEDIENCE COMPETITION JUDGE: Mr Delvyn R. Lunn The GWPCA National Obedience and Rally trial was held on Friday, September 20, 2011 at Ionia, MI. We had an entry of 17 dogs in obedience and 4 dogs in Rally. Beginner Novice was offered for the first time this year. It proved to be a popular class with 5 entries. Del Lunn was our judge for both the Ft. Detroit all-breed obedience trial and the GWPCA National obedience trial. UTILITY B First Place and High Combined PRYOR CREEK’S GRACIE MAE MH UD TD NA NAJ VCD1 RAE Owner: Carol & Tommy Cagle OPEN B First Place CH. LARKSPUR’S INTREPID V. EREBUS UD JH Owner: Anna C. Koskishak & Gina McCain Second Place PRYOR CREEK’S GRACIE MAE MH UD TD NA NAJ VCD1 RAE - Owner: Carol & Tommy Cagle Third Place JED’S SF BLUE BELLE CDX JH RE AX AXJ Owner: Kay Braddock

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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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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Agility Trial Agility COMPETITION JUDGE: Amanda Moller As host club, we decided to hold an All-Breed agility trial in conjunction with the 2011 Nationals. There are not that many Wires that do agility, but at least we were giving them a chance to do agility at the Nationals. The trail was 2 days 2 separate trials. Our Judge was Amanda Moller and the trial was held in the covered horse pavilion at the Ionia Fairgrounds. Saturday dawned sunny and very cool, but no rain was forecast. The trail was small, just a little over 100 runs but al there had a good time. Cool and crisp is perfect running weather for Wirehairs. Finally after many days of being crated, or shown in the conformation or obedience rings the wires got to show their stuff, and that they did! Many of those running chose to do Freestyle agility. Finally a dog in Novice class took the High In Trial award, it was CH Larkspur Intrepid Erebus UD JH, owner/handler Ann Kostishak.

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Sunday also dawned cool, crisp and sunny. Again the courses were challenging but great for big dogs. High in Trial on Sunday came out of the Excellent Class, MACH vom Grafenaures’sFree Spirit VCD1 RA XF owner /handle Ashlee Trotter. We all had a great time, especially the dogs who got to show what great athletes they are and also they got another chance to humble us as their owner/handlers. Agility Chair - Barb Tucker High IN TRIAL - SATURDAY CH. LARKSPUR INTREPID EREBUS UD, JH – Owner/Handler: Ann Kostishak High IN TRIAL - SUNDAY MACH VOM GRAFENAURE’S FREE SPIRIT VCD1 RA XF - Owner/Handle: Ashlee Trotter

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AllStar Invitational By Judy Cheshire The ninth GWPCA All-Star Invitational brought nine entries to consider in 2011 at the Ionia Fairgrounds in Michigan. They consisted of three Dual Champions, five Champion/Master Hunters and one Canadian Champion /NAVHDA VC. The nine included a National Field Champion, a Best in Show winner, a Best in Specialty Show winner and several multiple group placing dogs. These dogs that have excelled in both conformation and field are the epitome of our standard and it’s exciting each year to see them be showcased and appreciated by the fancy. This “Invitational” event was never meant to be held on an annual basis. However, everyone continues to enjoy and look forward to it at every Nationals. The All-Star is a self-sustaining event and is not funded by the GWPCA, but by regional clubs and individuals who believe in the concept of the dual dog. This year the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Northern California gave a very generous donation, as did all the individuals who participated in both the raffle and silent auction to benefit the event. Our thanks to all! Special thanks to our “beverage coordinators”, Lisa and Steve Kreuser, we couldn’t have managed without them! Our panel of three judges this year included the following GWPCA members: Jim Boyd, who along with his lovely wife Michelle, has been involved with the breed of Dalmatians for over 20 years, breeding, owning and handling dogs to the Best In Show level. Their Wirehair experience began in 1996 with equal success, showing multiple champions including a Best in Show and National Specialty winner, Ch. Larkspur’s Celtic Sweet Sensation (aka “Snickers”). Jim enjoys hunting with his GWPs and participates regularly in both AKC

Hunt Tests and NAVHDA events; Tom Jarnich, who spent his leisure time hunting behind Shorthairs until Wirehairs caught his eye in the early 1990s. His first GWP arrived in September of 1994 and became CH/ AFC Walnuberg’s Upland Thunder MH (one score short of a CD, Tom likes to say!) – those of you who have been around the Nationals Obedience ring for a while may remember “Jake”, always wanting to “party” during the long sits and downs........and inviting all the other GWPs to do the same! “Jake” was also a top ten GWPCA Amateur Gun Dog in 1999 and 2001. Tom continues his involvement in the GWP community with CH Heywire ‘N Caramel Time Piece MH, NAVHDA UT and Heywire N CDRBRK Time N Time Again JH. Tom also judges AKC Hunt Tests and Field Trials; and last, but not least, Jodi Quesnell! Jodi started in purebred dogs by showing English Setters in Junior Showmanship and became involved with GWPs in 1999. She and her husband, Tom, showed and trialed the first BIS Dual Champion in the history of our breed, DC/AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day at Scotia (aka “Cruiser”), who was also a former winner of the All-Star. Jodi currently has a very successful breeding program under the “Idawire” prefix. We certainly appreciated having such competent and accomplished judges! The winner of the 2011 GWPCA All-Star Invitational was Ch. RLB’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH, bred by Roger and Lois Bultman and Terrence Boldin and owned by Ed Shupp. “Moxie” was beautifully presented that evening by Kelly Wisch. “Moxie” is currently one of the GWPCA top ten Amateur Gun Dogs and we’re hoping she’ll return to a subsequent Invitational with an AFC added to her name! Congratulations to the winner and thank you to all who participated! DC Schnellberg’s Freedom Reigns - Sue Degraw Ch. Wildacres Ima Gypsy Dancer, MH, NA Prize 1 - Jim & Carolyn Isom & Genevieve Capstaff Ch. Highpower’s Victoria Acesfull CD MH - Greg & Cathy DuBois Ch. Darnelle’s All That And More CD, MH, UT- Courtney Vogel-Bastian & William Bastian NAFC/DC/AFC Ariel’s Justa Gotta Go Now - Bernee Brawn & Mary Pat Ezzo VC/Can. Ch. Thunderhill’s Crystal Ice, UT Prize 1 - Gilbert Tremblay Ch. RLB’s Got Moxie At Drakkar, MH - Edwin Shupp DC RLB’s Tigger De Ville SH - Sue Degraw

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2010 GWPCA Awards Top Show Dog – Group Points

GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout Owners: Kiki Courtelis, Helen &Jim Witt and Joyce Wilkinson

Top Show Dog – Breed Points

GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel Owners: Tina Whitmore, Angie Johnson & F. Newworth

2010 Best In Show Recipients

GCh. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH Owners: Betsy Watkins, Sean & Bob Perry

2010 Top Jr. Handler Hannah Hieber

Top Producers

Sire – GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout Kiki Courtelis, Helen &Jim Witt, Joyce Wilkinson

Dam- Ch. Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX, MH Meg Eden

Top Novice Obedience Dog

Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX, RE, JH, NA Owners: Mike and Kay Braddock

Top Open Obedience Dog

Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1, UD, OM1, JH Owner: Leslie Swisher

Top Utility Obedience Dog

Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1, UD, OM1, JH Owner: Leslie Swisher

2010 High In Trial

Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX, RE, JH, NA Owners: Mike and Kay Braddock

Top Novice Agility Dog

Ch. Ariel Justa New Attitude CD, JH, NF, NA Owners: Mary Pat Ezzo & Bernee Brawn

Top Open Agility Dog

Ch. Scotian Whiskey River OA, OAJ Owners: Chris Eberhardt & Laura Reeves

Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1, UD, OM1, JH Owners: Leslie Swisher

Top Excellent Agility Dog

Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX, MXJ, MXF Owners: Diane Philibert & M. Rosenblatt

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Master Hunters

Ch. Jay-Mar’s Little Miss Hot To Trot MH Owner: Nikki Litwin & Patti Heiber FC/AFC Cascade Maria MH Owner: Ray & Lynn Calkins Ch. Weidenhugel Oscar V Boeing MH Owner: C & R Ramage & N. Owen

Wirewest Radical Girl MH Owner: Meg Eden

Leif Sharktooth Baughman MH Owner: Larry Baughman

FC/AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH Owner: Tony McGrane

FC/AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH Owner: Vern Grimslid

Amateur Field Champions

FC/AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH Owner: Tony McGrane

FC/AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH Owner: Vern Grimslid

Field Champions

FC/AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman Owner: Vern Grimslid FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH Owner: Nicole Solt

Top Puppy/Derby Dog

Cascade Ruah Owners: Ray & Lynn Calkins

Top Amateur Gun Dog

FC Wingfield’s High Cotton Owner: Ben Coller

BBE Bitches at National Specialty

FC Wilsons Dp Trish JH Owner: Jay Houghton NAFC DC/AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now Owners: Bernee Brawn & M.P. Ezzo

Top Open Gun Dog

NAFC/DC/AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now Owner: Bernee Brawn & MP Ezzo

Dual Champions

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Across The Pond – GWPCA Nationals vs. UK Championship Show By Alex Friar

Angie has asked me to write a little piece for this newsletter on our experience of coming out to the Nationals this year and the differences with the UK system. It was quite a ‘last minute’ decision for me this year in attending the GWPCA Nationals in Ionia – having only confirmed and booked my flight at the end of July! It is the second time I have had the pleasure of coming out to a Nationals – the first being some 9 or so years ago in Nebraska. As a few people reminded me whilst I was in Ionia – I was still a young one then! It is always exciting travelling out to another country to see our beloved breed, see what the dogs are like in conformation, temperament and ability and be able to see if there is anything that we like or can contribute to the dogs in the UK. Coming out to Ionia was no exception with a great excitement leading up to the journey over to the USA. We saw a good mix of dogs – with a number that I would have been happy to show in the UK. Your handling and the dogs’ showmanship continues to impress and I certainly picked up some tips to try back ‘across the pond’. It was a pleasure to be able to handle in the breed this year and to get firsthand experience of the USA system as an ‘exhibitor’. In many respects the Nationals and the USA system is very different from the UK. Firstly we have only one breed club and hold only one ‘championship specialty’ per year – in July. Our specialty is held on one day – with around 40-50 dogs entered. We have one judge presiding over all of our classes – however like in the USA the classes are split by sex. It generally costs around $30 to enter one dog at our specialty. Our classes generally consist per sex of 3 to 4 ‘age range’ classes (from 6mths to 24 mths) and then a further 3 classes that are distinguished by how ‘much’ a particular dog has won, we then have some classes for dogs who have particular working awards, a special beginners class and also our veteran classes. Any dog who has won more than a specified amount of classes at previous shows or who is already a ‘Champion’ has to compete in the open class. We have 2 Challenge Certificates to be awarded at our shows – like all of our championship shows. A Challenge Certificate will be awarded to the best dog and the best bitch. Reserve Challenge Certificates are also awarded to effectively the judges ‘second best dog and second best bitch’ at the show. A RCC is awarded, so that in the (unlikely) event that a dog is disqualified by the Kennel Club from their CC – the RCC winner will then be awarded the CC instead.

When a judge awards a Challenge Certificate (CC) they have to sign that certificate confirming that in their opinion the dog they have awarded it to is of sufficient quality to be awarded the title of Show Champion. The same statement is signed for the RCC winners – with the addition that they are of sufficient quality should the CC winner be disqualified. Both a CC and RCC winning dog receives a Stud Book number and automatically qualifies for Crufts for the lifetime of the dog. These ‘green cards’ are prized possessions for all owner/handlers. A dog who wins 3 Challenge Certificates, under 3 different judges – with at least 1 having been won when the dog is over 12 months old is entitled to the title of Show Champion. At our specialty show, all dogs who have won a first prize and are unbeaten by any other dog of their sex at the show can challenge for the CC – all dogs challenge together – therefore there is a very good chance that there will be a Champion in the lineup to challenge for a CC – and Champions are entitled to be awarded CCs – with no limit on the number of CCs they can win. Once the CC winners have been awarded, there are challenges for Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex in Show, Best Puppy in Show and Best Veteran in Show. Unfortunately our prizes are not quite as impressive as those of the Nationals – budgets are extremely limited and sponsorship usually runs to dog food but is very limited for other prizes. However our main winners all receive certificates, rosettes, keepsake trophies and perpetual trophies which are engraved with the dogs name and brought back the following year for the next winner. At our specialty show – all dogs can enter whether or not they have been docked, the show is a friendly affair and is often a not to be missed event in the GWP calendar! Like the Nationals, a Best in Show win at the UK GWPC Specialty is a treasured win and I can speak from experience – one that is not forgotten. Maybe one day you may consider coming over to the UK to show your dogs – if so we would be very pleased to welcome you at our ‘Championship Show’. If you are thinking about a trip across the pond or have any questions then please do drop me an email on alex@ sashal.co.uk or you can visit out GWP Club website – www.gwpclub.co.uk

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The German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America hosted its 2011 National events at Ionia MI on October 3 – 8, 2011. The GWPCA combines all their performance and conformation events to run at the same general location which assured a good mix of the breed’s enthusiasts were on hand. The field events included the Open and Amateur Championships, a Puppy stake, a Derby stake, and a Futurity stake. Two Hunt Tests were also held to showcase the German Wirehaired Pointer.

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The star of the week was FC/AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH (Digger), which won both the Open National Championship and the Amateur National Championship. Digger, owned and handled by Tony McGrane, ran forward, well purposed races in both stakes. He found game multiple times in each stake, displaying good style and excellent manners on each find. Judges for both stakes remarked on the quality of this fine animal.

Ionia Field Trial Area is one of the choice area hosting field trials in the country. It’s mix of tree lines, open fields, and good objectives make it a challenging course that provides many good opportunities to show dogs. The local clubs do extensive mowing and other improvements to maintain the area. Their efforts are to be complimented as the grounds looked better this year than this reporter has ever seen them. Good work! Judges for these events were all well respected and well experienced in the ways of class bird dogs. The Open Championship, the Futurity, and Puppy were judged by Jim Yates and Marc McKinley . The Amateur Championship was judged by Mark Johnson and Diane Vater. Mr.’s Johnson and Yates combined to judge the Derby. All the judges gave each dog the attention that stakes of this caliber deserve. Their decisions were well received. Major sponsors for these events were Purina and Tri-Tronics. Both of these companies produce top quality products that leading professional trainers and countless amateur trainers have relied on for years. Year after year dogs that have benefitted from the use of Pro Plan and Tri-Tronics remote trainers have risen to the top. Their support of our sport, both monetarily and by providing reliable, proven products is well appreciated. A nice feature of the GWPCA’s Nationals is the inclusion of a pair of Hunt Tests that showcases the breed’s hunting dogs. The first Hunt Test was run on Monday and the second on Tuesday. These tests were very well run. Test Chair Mark Sargent and Secretary Lori Sargent had assembled a first rate crew that had the tests running like clockwork. 25 dogs were entered on Monday with 24 starters, and 20 dogs were entered with 19 starters on Tuesday. The tests were run on the “orchard area” which provided a nice area to show the quality of these dogs. Qualifying dogs on Monday were Master Hunter, Kimmax Camus at Claddagh, owned by Courtney and William Bastian. Junior qualifiers were Inverness Priscilla, Owner Jehnet Carlson, Whitetail’s Ice’s Lucky Lucy, Owner Debbie Darby, Jed’s Blazing Aces High, Owner Steven & Elizabeth Kreuser, Whitetail’s Ivy League, Owner Debbie Darby, Windswept’s Anduril Flame O’ the West,Owner Marten Compton & Lori Sargent, Jed’s Easy Street NA NAJ, Owner Ed & Barb Tucker, Purepoint Stellar Pursuit, Owner Michelle Weaver & Lori Ackerman, Ch. Afterhour’s Trickeration JH, Owner R. Wickes/M Hancock/C Whitmore/C Chism, MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD RA XF, Owner Ashlee Trotter. Tuesdays qualifying dogs were all in the Junior level. They are as follows, Inverness Priscilla, Owner Jehnet Carlson, Whitetail’s Ice’s Lucky Lucy, Owner Debbie Darby, Whitetail’s Ivy League, Owner Debbie Darby, Windswept’s Anduril Flame O’ the West,Owner Marten Compton & Lori Sargent, Jed’s Easy Street NA NAJ, Owner Ed & Barb Tucker, Purepoint Stellar Pursuit, Owner Michelle Weaver & Lori Ackerman, MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD RA XF, Owner Ashlee Trotter, and Bailey’s Farm Windswept Zeke, Owner Michael & Brenda Bailey. 2 56

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2011 National Championship Brace 1:

Ch. Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire “Sonora” Owners: P Ljungren Handler: Jim West FC/AFC Tumalo Timberjack “Jack” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams

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Sure Shot’s Pretty Endless Summer Play “Player” Owners: H Stapgens Handler: Jim West Backwoods Buck Forty-Five “Reggie” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Greg Dixon

Brace 3:

Jay-Mar’s How Do You Like Me Now “Grevious” Owners: P & C Hieber, N Litwin Handler: Jim West Snowy River’s TNT Timber Tick “Tic” Owners: B Silcott & M Verdoorn Handler: Brian Silcott

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Sure Shot’s Pretty Please “Anabell” Owners: S & J Sorenson Handler: Jim West Backwoods Drama Queen “Callie” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Greg Dixon

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Brillow’s Big Wild Western “Wiley” Owners: R Haukoos Handler: Jim West NFC/DC/AFC Tumalo Joe “Joey” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams

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NAFC/DC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now “Louie” Owners: B. Brawn & MP Ezzo Handler: Jim West Backwoods Second Wind “Fabio” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Greg Dixon

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Backwoods Sweet Baby Ray “Ray” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Greg Dixon NAFC/DC/AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess “Tess” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams

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FC/AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH “Digger” Owners: T McGrane Handler: Tony McGrane FC Final Approach “Pilot” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Greg Dixon

Brace 9:

NFC/FC Brillow’s Wild West Show “Miss Kitty” Owners: Rhonda Haukoos Handler: Jim West FC Wingfields High Cotton JH “Cotton” Owners: B & P Coller Handler: Ben Coller

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Wild Wire’s Holy Terror “Tara” Owners: E & C Fowls Handler: Jim West DC/AFC OKK Left To Do It “Lefty” Owners: J & R Schoonover Handler: John Schoonover

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Brace 4 – Ch. Sure Shot’s Sonora Gone Heywire (Sonora) and FC/AFC Tumalo Timberjack, handlers Penny Ljungren and John Williams Find for Sonora at 7 minutes on the north/south line before Hires field. Good style and manners. Dogs are running the edges and head up the middle treeline in Hires field. Sonora cards a find at 9, with Jack backing. Both dogs looked great. Sonora takes the far edge of Hires field and is rewarded with a find at 14. After a lengthy search with great style throughout, Penny finds the sneaky quail. Jack has a find at 25 at the north end of the hay field past the machinery. Jack has continued on hunting the edges and is rewarded with a find at 34 on the north/south line before the turn towards the Boyscout bridge. Another find for Jack at 39 on the left past the Boyscout bridge. Good style and manners. Both dogs finish the 45 minutes strong.

Brace 5 – FC/AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me, MH (Digger) and FC Wingfield’s High Cotton, JH, (Cotton); handlers Tony McGrane and Ben Coller Digger and Cotton both breakaway well and are gone. We catch up with both of them hunting in the fields before Hires field. Both dogs on point at 10 on middle line in Hires field. Good style and manners for both Digger and Cotton. Digger proceeds to rim the outside edge of Hires field. Coming thru the cut at 12, we find both Cotton and Digger on point on the far line, judges call a divided find. Ben locates the bird, flushes and shoots. All in order and both dogs looked good. Cotton has another find at 25 north of the machinery. In the meantime, Digger is running the entire edge of the whole field. Digger has a find at 29 on north/south line headed back to the breakaway. All in order for Digger. Digger proceeds to take the inside edge going down the hill towards the Boyscout bridge and disappears into the woods. He reappears at the bottom of the hill and hunts the entire edge of the big field. Tony and his boys take one for the team as he tries to catch up with Digger before the bridge. After the bridge and some water, Digger continues to take every edge until time is called. Cotton finishes strong and forward. Brace 6 – Sure Shot’s Pretty Please (Anabell) and NFC/DC/AFC Tumalo Joe (Joey), handlers Penny Ljungren and John Williams Annabell and Joey breakaway well and are gone. Both dogs running and hunting well, with Annabell pointed at 18 south of the machinery. All in order for Annabell. Find at 22 for Joey on the north/south line above the snowmobile trail. Another find for Joey at 32 straight across from the Boyscout bridge, with a step at the flush. Annabell is on point at the cut on the left at 34, bird produced and all in order. Find for Joey at 39. At 41, Annabell points in the same place, but no bird is produced. Both dogs fast and snappy thru the chute before the snowmobile bridge and finish the 45 minutes strong.

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2 0 1 1 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 Brace 8 – Snowy River’s TNT Timber Tick (Tic) and NAFC/DC/AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess (Tess), handlers Brian Silcott and John Williams This is the first brace after lunch on Tuesday and it is getting warm! Tic and Tess breakaway well and we find Tic on point at 4 minutes on the east/west line at the top of the first hill. No bird is produced and she is sent on her way. Tess is found on point on the edge of the pond just beyond Tic. John finds a fresh hawk kill and takes Tess on. Tic has a find at the pond before Hires field, but no bird is produced. Tic has a 3rd non productive before Hires field, and handler opts to pick her up. Tess has a find at 13 just before Hires field. After a relocation, a bird is produced and all is in order. Tess has another find at 20 at the end of Hires field. Again birds are out and all in order. Tess finishes her 45 minutes forward as a medium gun dog. Brace 9 – Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE (Jet) and Big Oak’s Black Magic Woman (Pepper), handlers Mike Braddock and Vern Grimslid Jet and Pepper breakaway well and are found hunting at the top of the hill past the apple orchard. Jet has an incident with a quail shortly after and is on a rope. Pepper hunts hard and has a find in Hires field and is on point again south of the machinery in the hay field. Great style and manners. After the flush, handler Vern opts to pick Pepper up and the Amateur championship is in the books for 2011.

Called back for retrieve were (in the order they ran): Lefty, Digger, Cotton and Joey. First alternate was Sonora and second was Bronco. Lefty broke at the shot and was not used. Sonora was then called back for a retrieve. All other dogs made a nice retrieve, and the Amateur Championship was over. ship

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Backwoods True Grit “Elwood” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Will Langley Uodibar’s Freebee “Freebee” Owners: J Radidou Handler: J West

Brace 2 :

Tumalo Heart “Heart” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams Backwoods AMF “Sully” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Liz Dixon

Brace 3:

Ch HH Vixen’s Late Arrival “Vixen” Owners: E Shupp Handler: Ed Shupp Cascade Reagan “Reagan” Owners: R & L Calkins Handler: Ray Calkins

Brace 4:

Tumalo Teddy “Teddy” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams Thunderhill’s Hurricane “Hurri” Owners: J Paulus Handler: Matt Eder

Brace 5:

Cascade Mercury Rising “Merc” Owners: J Calkins Handler: Jeff Calkins Backwoods Monja “Spike” Owners: M & J Brown Handler: Diane Vater

Brace 6:

Brillow’s Big Wild Western “Wiley” Owners: R Haukoos Handler: Jim West Dottie’s R Wild “Dottie” Owners: D Meredith Handler: Greg Dixon

Brace 7:

Big Oaks Sweet Thing “Holly” Owners: V Grimslid Handler: Vern Grimslid Aimn Hi Go Daddy Girl “ Danica” Owners: R & P Doyle Handler: Roger Doyle

Placements 1 Brillow’s Big Wild Western 2 Uodibar’s Freebee 3 Cascade Mercury Rising 4 Dottie’s R Wild

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2011 Puppy Classic

Brace 1:

Geaux For Broke “Penny” Owners: J & E Brown Handler: Sue DeGraw / Dan Long Whitetail’s Ivy League “Ivy” Owners: D Darby Handler: Deb Darby

Brace 2 :

Geaux All In Schnellberg “Jake” Owners: S DeGraw Handler: Sue DeGraw Whitetail’s Ice’s Lucky Lucy “Lucy” Owners: D Darby Handler: Deb Darby

Placements 1 Whitetail’s Ice’s Lucky Lucy 2 Geaux All In Schnellberg 3 Geaux For Broke 4 Whitetail’s Ivy League

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Cascade Ruah “Ru” Owners: R & L Calkins Handler: Ray Calkins Dottie’s R Wild “Dottie” Owners: D Meredith Handler: Greg Dixon

Brace 2 :

Cascade Mercury Rising “Merc” Owners: J Calkins Handler: Jeff Calkins Sure Shot’s Double Dare “DeDe” Owners: P Ljungren Handler: Jim West

Brace 3:

Big Oaks Sweet Thing “Holly” Owners: V Grimslid Handler: Vern Grimslid Backwoods Monja “Spike” Owners: M & J Brown Handler: Diane Vater

Brace 4:

Backwoods True Grit “Elwood” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Will Langley Aimn Hi Go Daddy Girl “ Danica” Owners: R & P Doyle Handler: Roger

Brace 5:

Brillow’s Big Western “Wiley” Owners: Rhonda Haukoos Handler: Jim West Cascade Reagan “Reagan” Owners: R & L Calkins Handler: Ray Calkins

Brace 6:

Brillow’s Wild West Loco Motive “Loco” Owners: R Haukoos Handler: Jim West Justa Gotta Keep The Faith “Faith” Owners: C. Heiller DVM Handler: Linda Azevedo

Brace 7:

Backwoods AMF “Sully” Owners: G & L Dixon Handler: Liz Dixon Whitetail’s Justa Go Jack JH “ Jack” Owners: D Darby Handler: Deb Darby

Brace 8:

Ch. Heywire Don’t Look Now “Josh” Owners: S & E Kreuser & B Brawn Handler: S Kreuser Tumalo Teddy “Teddy” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams

Brace 9:

Uodibar’s Freebee “Freebee” Owners: J Radidou Handler: J West Tumalo Heart “Heart” Owners: J & S Williams Handler: John Williams

Placements 1 Uodibar’s Freebee 2 Tumalo Heart 3 Brillow’s Big Western 4 Tumalo Teddy

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GWPCA National Hunt Test Qualifiers

Submitted by Lori by Lori Sargent, Hunt Test Secretary, Mark Sargent Hunt Test Chairman The National Hunt Tests of 2011 are now history. We started out slow in getting entries and I started to think the recession is going to affect our Nationals events. However, the last 2 weeks before the closing proved me wrong. We had a good entry and some great field work. There were 8 Master entrants both days, 6 Senior entrants on Monday and 5 on Tuesday and 11 Junior entrants on Monday and 9 on Tuesday. The test each day was started pretty near the published starting time. Blue skies and coolish weather in the morning was very welcome, especially after the downpours we had during the shows. We finished up around 3-4pm each afternoon. Plenty of daylight left. All in all great weather, but the most important factor is the committee and workers, who made sure this test, ran smoothly. However, the on-course (no bird field) tests proved to be tough for many players. The weather was a bit warm later in the day for the dogs running which caused some complications as well. Only one out of eight Master entrants qualified on Monday, none qualified on Tuesday. The Senior entrants had a tough time of it, none qualified either day. The Juniors were in good form, with almost all of them qualifying each day. Thank you to the judges, Walter Furesz, Bill Richardson, Janet Parker and Dan DeGraw. We couldn’t have had nicer, more easygoing people to work with than this group! The gunners were really put to the test with the on-course tests and should be thanked for their efforts. They included Richard Hirneisen, Bill Bastian, Rick Stover, and Randy Piette A special thank you for my excellent line marshall, Joan Payton. I couldn’t have done it without her help. Also to Marty Compton and Jehnet Carlson who helped wherever they could and Steve Hyer, who pitched in to help plant birds. Bill Schmidt’s bird planting abilities were also very welcomed and much appreciated. Hope I haven’t left anyone out. Thank You and Congratulations GWPCA Members and their dogs.

JUDGES: Walter Furesz, Bill Richardson, Dan DeGraw, Janet Parker MASTER HUNT TEST Qualifiers KIMMAX CAMUS AT CLADDAGH - Owner: William Bastian & Courtney Vogel-Bastian SENIOR HUNT TEST No Qualifiers JUNIOR HUNT TEST Qualifiers INVERNESS PRISCILLA - Owner: Jehnet Carlson Whitetail’s Ice’s Lucky Lucy - Owner: Debbie Darby Jed’s Blazing Aces High – Owner: Steven & Elizabeth Kreuser

Kimmax Camus at Claddagh

Whitetail’s Ivy League – Owner: Debbie Darby Windswept’s Anduril Flame O’ the West - Owner: Marten Compton & Lori Sargent Jed’s Easy Street NA NAJ – Owner: Ed & Barb Tucker Purepoint Stellar Pursuit – Owner: Michelle Weaver & Lori Ackerman Ch. Afterhour’s Trickeration JH – Owner: R. Wickes/M Hancock/C Whitmore/C Chism

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BOOK REVIEWS

Wired for Reading By Jodi Quesnell

With cold weather upon us, there is nothing better than sitting on the couch with a good book and a GWP or two or three or more… The first book I’m reviewing was recommended to me by a few other GWPCA members, and I have to say I enjoyed it as much as they said I would. The book is called “Racing in the Rain” written by Garth Stein. This book tells the life story of a dog, written from the dog’s point of view. “Enzo” is a mixed breed dog, owned by Denny, an upand-coming race car driver. Enzo watches TV, dreams of racing cars, and fights demon stuffed animals. Enzo is philosophical about his life as a dog, and accepts all of the changes in his life as Denny goes from being a single man to a family man. The story will capture your heart and I will admit I was in tears a few times. Thanks to the GWPCA members who recommended this book to me!

The second book was “Dog House: A Love Story—one love, 10 dogs, and a forty-two year marriage” by Carol Prisant. Any story including 10 dogs can’t be all bad, so I decided to give this book a try. Some of the 10 dogs were beloved, while some were not so beloved. Carol was the main character and her story spanned from her childhood, and her first attempts at having a dog, to her gradually increasing knowledge of dog behavior and her growing recognition of her shortcomings as a dog owner. Although she had failures as a dog owner, and admitted to mistakes in her marriage, her honest self-evaluations were a good view into the life of a pet owner.

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RESCUE

Positive Outlook as NGWPR Enters Second Year By Diane Turner, National Rescue Coordinator

The GWPCA National Specialty Show and Field Trials provided a great start for National GWP Rescue’s second operating year. Thanks to the support of club members and exhibitors the rescue program can provide more foster homes, medical care and funding for GWPS in need. NGWPR Fund-raising Coordinator Patti Roberts organized all of NGWPR’s fund-raising efforts at the Nationals. A total of 48 items were donated by GWPCA members and friends for the silent auction and the bids offered for each item astonished all of the NGWPR volunteers. Patti also organized the raffle items—a lovely Coach purse donated by Ed and Nikki Schupp. The purse was definitely coveted by several fashion forward GWPCA members who visited the rescue table several times each day to admire and hold “the dream purse.” The other raffle item was a beautiful set of handcrafted Brazilian chef’’s knives donated by Victor Malzoni Jr. And then there was the historical Ugly Duck Print. Shocking all of us, it was no longer ugly but made beautiful by the efforts of Sue Mueller who matted and framed the old print in order to preserve it for future years. Culminating Sunday evening’s dinner, my husband Larry (who was an amazingly-good-sport all weekend) started the live auction of the old print. Tommy and Carol Cagle out bid other members and received the honor of placing their names on the back. Tommy was determined that he would be memorialized within the rescue program and it was fitting, as all too soon after our days together in Michigan, Tommy passed away. Tommy was always supportive of our breed and especially supportive of homeless and needy GWPs. For of all of us involved in the rescue program, Tommy’s presence and support will be sorely missed. Thanks to the efforts of Montana artist Joan Paredes and GWPCA Board Member Garnett Persinger NGWPR has lovely 2012 Calendars for sale. Each month features a NGWPR rescue dog rendered in a pastel drawing. Calendar and t-shirt sales were brisk during the weekend and can now be ordered by visiting the NGWPR website. Through the efforts of our NGWPR volunteers and the rescue program’s generous contributors nearly $3100 was earned during the National weekend. The NGWPR website features a rotating list of the 2011 Donors. Please plan to visit the site. The annual GWPCA/NGWPR Rescue Awards were announced at the awards banquet. The 2011 GWPCA/NGWPR Citizen’s Award went to Robyn Orloff of Carson City NV for her work with GWPs in rescue. For the past 12 years, Robyn has worked tirelessly to save GWPs found in Reno area shelters. At her own expense, Robyn often provides the necessary vet care to save a GWP. She places ads in the local papers then fields calls and works with prospective owners educating them about the breed. The dogs are then adopted through the local animal control facility. With Robyn’s involvement each GWP shelter dog is adopted into an appropriate and loving home. After the dog is adopted Robyn finds the time to be a constant resource for owners and their new GWP. The 2011 GWPCA/NGWPR Agency Award was won by Fremont Animal Hospital of Fremont, OH for their efforts in providing eight days of ICU care for a NGWPR rescue dog suffering from parvo. Doctors Alexander and Reineck allowed NGWPR to pay only for supplies— the vet techs and the doctors of the Fremont hospital donated their time and were dedicated to caring for the NGWPR dog. 70

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RESCUE The 2011 GWPCA/NGWPR Member Award went to Adam and Amy Cunningham of Parker, CO for their continued support of the rescue program. At the time of the specialty Adam and Amy were caring for their 11th foster dog during 2011. The Cunninghams also donated the funds for the new NGWPR website and Adam has learned to care for the site. GWPCA members and NGWPR volunteers are tremendously grateful to Adam and Amy. Saturday morning October 1st, NGWPR held its annual meeting at the Ionia Fairgrounds. Carol Calahan the interim treasurer provided a concise report highlighting the donations and the expenditures. She will provide a detailed report to anyone who requests it. It was obvious from Carol’s report that transportation and medical costs for our rescue dogs make up most of the outgoing funds. The interim board appointed the new slate of officers as prescribed by the IRS approved by-laws. Serving as members of the NGWPR board until October, 2014 are: President: Cindy Heiller, DVM of Santa Rosa, CA, Vice-President: Heidi Baumbarger of Waxhaw, NC, Secretary: Ann Duffin of Bend, OR Treasurer: Amy Cunningham of Parker, CO Director: Debbie Darby of Walhalla, SC Copies of the complete minutes of the NGWPR annual meeting are available by contacting Ann Duffin, NGWPR Secretary. A packet explaining NGWPR philosophy, policy and protocol was prepared and was given to each GWPCA member attending the annual meeting. The new NGWPR microchip program is also described. The packet is available to anyone who missed the meeting by contacting NGWPR National Coordinator Diane Turner. Statistics for the rescue program were offered. From September 2010 – September 15, 2011 25 NGWPR dogs were placed in permanent homes 16 rescue dogs in the care of government agencies were placed through the efforts of NGWPR volunteers – either through the NGWPR website, volunteers who spent time at the animal control facilities working with the dogs and answering questions from potential adopters. 8 dogs in the care of other rescues were also placed through the help of NGWPR. As of Oct 1, 2011 there were 8 NGWPR dogs in foster care –two that were in Ionia being transferred from one foster to another. 1 NGWPR rescue dog was euthanized.

Microchips Available! National GWP Rescue, Inc. offers

AKC CAR Microchips to GWPCA Members & Breeders In an effort to see that every GWPCA-bred puppy is micro-chipped NGWPR offers chips for a cost of $18 per chip. Included in the purchase price is lifetime registration with AKC’s Companion Animal Recovery program and shipping. Each chip comes with an individual syringe and is ready for insertion.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

GWPCA & AKC Announcements Attention all members regarding the 2012 Nationals Week. In the interest of saving money, the packet and premium list will be offered in 2 versions.   One will be the electronic version which will be available on the GWPCA website, and the other will be the printed version.   If you want the printed version sent to you via regular mail it will be necessary to notify the show secretary during the early summer months.  More information regarding the show Secretary will be available in the next issue of the Wire News.

AKC News

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - Effective July 3, 2012 at DC Schnellberg’s Freedom Reigns, with the AllStar Judges shows where group classes are offered the club must also give a Reserve Best In Show, the winner to be chosen by the Best In Show judge from among the remaining group class winners after Best In Show. This award does not count towards All Breed Points. REALINGNMENT OF POINT SCHEDULE DIVISIONS – Effective May 2012, several of the point schedule divisions were realigned to minimize the difference in average entries among the states in the current divisions. Please go to the AKC website to verify your division and point schedule. GWP FIELD TRIAL WATER TEST REQUIREMENTS – Effective December 1, 2011 a pass by a GWP in a GWP Pointing breed water test will count toward both the FC and AFC regardless whether a professional or amateur handles the dog. MOTORIZED VEHICLES AT HUNTING EVENTS – Effective January 1, 2012, judge may ride 4-wheelers/ATV’s at the discretion of the host club. If the judges will be using 4-wheelers/ATV’s it must be clearly stated in the event premium. The vehicle must be turned off while a judge observes the dog’s bird work. If one judge uses a 4-wheeler/ ATV the other judge must as well. ADVANCED HUNT TESTS – Effective February 1, 2012, there are three new Pointing Breed Hunting Test titles, Junior Hunter Advanced (JHA), Senior Hunter Advanced (SHA) and Master Hunter Advanced (MHA). A pointing breed hunt test advanced title is awarded when a dog passes five additional times with an average qualifying score of 8.0 or higher, after earning its initial title in a test level. Upon completion of these requirements the owner of the dog must complete the Advanced Title tracking form and submit to the Performance Department. A certificate will not be issued unless ordered by the owner. For GWP’s to earn a MH title they must pass a water test. Another water test is not needed for a MHA title. RALLY REGULATION CHANGES – Effective April 1, 2012 major changes are being made to the sport of Rally, please go to the AKC website (www.AKC.org) to review all the changes.

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Only the Good Die Young...Again By Robin K. Nelson, DVM

Do the words bloat, torsion, or gastric dilatation-volvulus, bring a picture to mind? Do you have a plan if your dog becomes anxious, refuses to eat, salivates for no apparent reason, or retches without vomiting? Gastric dilatationvolvulus (GDV) is the number-one cause of death for several large and giant breeds. If this painful disorder is not treated within hours, it becomes life-threatening and often fatal. Two young German Wirehaired Pointers, in the prime of their hunting lives, have bloated and died this fall. CLINICAL SIGNS: Twenty-five percent of bloat cases are caused by gastric dilatation. The stomach fills with food, fluid, or air causing intra abdominal changes that prevent belching or vomiting. Most cases are due to gastric volvulus where the stomach actually twists around the longitudinal axis of the digestive tract crimping and cutting off the inflow and outflow from the stomach. When the stomach gases are trapped, they expand and the abdomen becomes visibly distended. Affected dogs drool saliva because they cannot swallow, belch, or vomit which would relieve the mounting pressure in the stomach. The stomach balloons against the diaphragm preventing normal breathing and presses on major blood vessels sending the dog into shock. Unfortunately, early symptoms of bloat or GDV are not necessarily distinguishable from other kinds of distress. A dog might stand uncomfortably for no apparent reason. You may see firm distension of the abdomen, unexplained weakness, depression, difficulty breathing, hypersalivation or unproductive vomiting and retching. Watch Bloating Akita at www.youtube.com. This graphic video of an older Akita suffering from bloat will help you recognize symptoms in your own dogs. TREATMENT: Bloat is an EMERGENCY medical condition. Seek immediate help if you even suspect it. A percentage of dogs that develop bloat die, or have to be euthanized. This can be due to shock, fatal irregular heartbeats, or to rupture or death of the stomach wall. The odds of recovery from GDV are highest if derotating the stomach and tacking it to the body wall are done within the first few hours. Emergency treatment begins with relieving the gas pressure in the stomach. Sometimes this can be accomplished by passing a stomach tube, but if the tube cannot be passed due to torsion, the use of a large gage needle through the right side of the abdomen relieves the pressure. When the stomach remains twisted, emergency surgery is required and can include removal of a damaged spleen or a portion of devitalized stomach wall. Once normal anatomy is reestablished, the most important aspect of bloat surgery is gastropexy or tacking the stomach wall to the body wall which prevents it from twisting again. Studies have

shown that 76% of dogs that do not have a gastropexy will bloat again. In high risk breeds, many experts recommend having a preventive gastropexy performed instead of waiting for an episode of bloat. RISK FACTORS: The dogs with the greatest risk of developing bloat have chests that are deep and narrow. First degree relatives of dogs that have bloated have a 63% greater risk of developing bloat themselves. Lean dogs are at higher risk than overweight dogs. Dogs that eat quickly have a higher risk of bloating possibly due to increased swallowing of air. A study conducted at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine found that fearful, nervous or aggressive dogs have a much higher incidence of bloat. Stress can be a precipitating factor. Many dogs bloat after recent kenneling or after a long car ride. A higher percentage of males than females develop bloat and risk increases with age. Several dietrelated factors are associated with a higher incidence of bloat. These include feeding only dry kibble, or feeding a single large daily meal. Eating food consisting of particles less than 30 mm in size may also increase the risk of bloat. Dogs fed dry foods containing animal fat among the first four ingredients had a 170% higher risk for developing bloat. One study looking at the ingredients of dry dog food found that while neither grains, soy, nor animal proteins increased the risk of bloat, foods containing an increased amount of added oils or fats do increase the risk, possibly due to delayed emptying of the stomach. During the past 30 years there has been a 1500% increase in the incidence of bloat, and this has coincided with the increased feeding of dry dog foods. Š2011 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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G W P H E A LT H Feeding one large meal a day can weigh down the stomach and stretch the ligament which usually maintains the stomach’s normal position in the abdomen. Dogs that have bloated were found to have a much longer hepatogastric ligament, thought to be due to chronic stretching, which might also explain why bloat increases with age. There is no single, major gene that controls bloat. Dogs do not inherit bloat, but they do inherit a predisposition for the condition. Be extremely vigilant if your dog’s parent or sibling has bloated. PREVENTION: Many studies have researched how to prevent bloat and not everyone agrees. Classically, dogs presenting with bloat have eaten a large meal and exercised heavily shortly thereafter. Exercise has NOT been confirmed as a risk factor for developing bloat. One traditional preventative has been to raise the height of food and water bowls, but this was found to actually INCREASE the risk of bloat by 110%. DO NOT elevate food and water bowls. Try a Brake-Fast bowl if your dog eats too fast. Don’t feed tiny kibble or dry food containing oil or fat in the first four ingredients. Limit large volumes of water. Avoid or minimize stress as much as possible. Sadly, some dogs bloat despite our best efforts at prevention. If you notice your dog “isn’t quite right,” or doesn’t want to Nell, Owned by Donald Padgett died of Bloat last month eat, return to the kennel a short time later for a second look. If your dog gets you up during the night and wants outside or acts anxious, investigate to confirm your GWP isn’t in trouble. If you even suspect bloat, take your dog to a veterinarian, an emergency clinic, if available. Emergency practices often have the most experience handling GDV cases as they tend to occur in the evening or during the night.

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Show, Obed, Agility Top Ten - Jan. Through Sept. 2011 – Compiled by Lori Sargent 2011 BIS/Group Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period Jan. 1 – Sept. 30, 2011 as reported by AKC. 14,846 – 4/29/15/12/5 1. GCH Mt. View Ripsnortersilvercharm – C. Wisch/K. Wisch 9,697 – 2/32/12/14/3 2. GCH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH – K. Courtelis/ Johnson/C. Whitmore 2,171 – 0/3/1/6/5 3. GCH Mountain View National Acclaim – N&P Paduch, B Stroh 1,505 – 0/1/3/2/3 4. GCH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine – R&J Stark/V. Malzoni 1,498 - 0/3/9/2/3 5. GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson 1,065 – 0/0/1/6/2 6. GCH Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH – B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferraro 722 – 0/0/0/3/1 7. GCH K-S-Tzarr Balkanoff Vom Sepp – K. Sunda/B. Stroh 507 – 0/0/0/0/2 8. GCH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel – F. Neuwirth/C.Whitmore/A. Johnson 352 – 0/1/2/0/0 9. GCH Drakkar ‘N RLB’s Eyefull – K. Courtelis/J. Wilkinson/R. Pate/L. Bultman 316 – 0/0/1/0/1 10. GCH Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud JH – P&K Wehing/C&W Bastian

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GCH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH (D) – K. Courtelis/M&A Johnson/C. Whitmore GCH Mt. View Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – C&K Wisch GCH K-S-Tzarr Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh GCH Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferraro GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson GCH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – F. Neuwirth/C.Whitmore/A. Johnson GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch CH Wireworks Tea Party for Two (B) – A. Milowski/S. Michael CH Heywire’N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid GCH Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) – C. Heiller/K. Boyd

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2011 Obedience Standings

The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. BEGINNING NOVICE 1. Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wire’s RN BN CD JH – K. Bunch 2. I Spy Mischief and No Good – D&S McNamara 3. Uplands Making a Masterpiece – J. Holland 4. Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line NA NAJ – M Braddock/N Litwin 5. Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy at Reece – J Cornell/A Johnson/ A. Meinke 6. Afterhour’s Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA NAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch NOVICE 1. Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wire’s RN BN CD JH – K. Bunch 2. CH Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RE CD – L&O Popescu 3. CH Roy the Upland Hunter CD RE – L&O Popescu 4. MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA XF – A. Trotter 5. CH Scotian Tougher than Leather JH – C. Casasnova/R. Nelson 6. Geronimo’s Flashback Calypso – C. Calahan OPEN

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Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX OM2 JH – L. Swisher Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE TDX MH – C&T Cagle Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CDX RAE – E. Gray Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH – A Kostishak/G McCain

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590.0 389.0 387.0 385.0 373.5 182.0 594.5 570.0 566.5 551.0 392.0 186.0 592.5 579.0 552.0 384.0 197.0 193.0


GWP STANDINGS UTILITY 1. Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX OM2 JH – L. Swisher 2. Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE TDX MH – C&T Cagle 3. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock 4. Prince Zachery Von Duffin CDX RE – D&B Leveque

589.0 370.5 190.0 176.0

2011 Agility Standings

Each dog’s score is added to the number of seconds under time for that run and tallied for the year. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard 2. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RE NF – J. Rowley Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN NAJ – T&C Guschl 3. Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line NA NAJ – M Braddock/N. Litwin

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Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RE – J. Rowley Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA NAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch

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Rosie Rocket OA OAJ NF – M. Richard Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock Newman NA NAJ – E&W Drifka Jed’s Easy Street NA OAJ – E&B Tucker Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA NAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN NAJ – T&C Guschl Jay-Mar’s Walk the Line NA NAJ – M Braddock/N. Litwin

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Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA NAJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch

EXCELLENT

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MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA XF – A. Trotter Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF – D. Philbert/M. Rosenblatt CH Scotian Whiskey River AX AXJ – C. Eberhardt/L Reeves Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch CH Scotian The Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN MX MXJ – D&A Anderson Madeline’s Prince Charming AX AXJ – S. Rainwater Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH AX AXJ – M&K Braddock SGR Dirty Witch SH MX MXJ AXP AJP – T. Brooks

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Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF – D. Philbert/M. Rosenblatt Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ XF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch

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