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The Dachshund Club of America Newsletter Lynne Dahlén, Editor 9086 Daniels 70 Siren, WI 54872 Official DCA Website: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/

“NEXUS” JOINS THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB! MUSHROOM/CANCER STUDY BETTER CANINE DENTITION A RING STEWARD’S NOTES GETTING STARTED IN AGILITY FIELD & EARTHDOG NOMINATIONS


At Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO May, 2013

Tracking: May 8-10 DCSL Earthdog: May 11 DCA Earthdog: May 12 DCA Agility: May 14 DCSL Specialty Show: May 14 May 15-18: DCA National Specialty Shows, DCA Rally and Obedience, DCA Annual Meeting

DCA 2013 Field Trials At the Maryland Beagle Club MWDC Field Trial: April 11-12, 2013 DCA Field Trial: April 13-14, 2013


Sleepytime’s Precedent ML (GCh. Sandachs Dancing Thru Life ML & Ch. Sleepytime’s Sangria ML)

Eric is pictured winning his third specialty major from Breeder Judge Eric Henningsen at the Alabama Dachshund Club.

Treasuredox Revolution @ Sleepytime (Ch. Sleepytime’s Remembrance ML & Carawan’s Constant Comment ML)

Bred by Janice Moseley and Darlene Carawan, Taffy is pictured winning a major from the puppy class. She was recently WB/BW/BV over 4 specials for her second major.

SUSAN JONES 1528 Mason Road Durham, NC 27712 • 919-471-2218 sleepytyme@aol.com Dachshund Club of America

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board of directors

officers

President

2nd Vice President

Recording Secretary

Carl Holder 1130 Redoak Drive Lumberton, TX 77657 (409) 755-6569 candachs@aol.com

Fran Colonna 700 Maple Lane Lansing, KS 66043-6221 (913) 727-2246 Kanawha123@aol.com

Vicki Spencer 2650 Holland Drive Owensboro, KY 42303-2723 (270) 316-0051 lorindol@roadrunner.com

1st Vice President

Treasurer

Corresponding Secretary

Neal Hamilton 59 Cloverhill Road Flemington, NJ 08822-1947 (908) 782-4724 Applehillfarm@juno.com

Ken Levison 8155 E. Galinda Drive Tucson, AZ 85750-2420 (520) 722-9427 dazdox@yahoo.com

Cheryl Shultz 3817 Seven Oaks Drive Corona, CA 92881 (951) 279-8252 cherevee@sbcglobal.net

Class of 2013

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Jerry Cerasini 14775 Wood Road Alpharetta, GA 3004-3036 (770) 475-3152 ponyguru@aol.com

Anne Carson 3520 Nancy Creek Rd., NW Atlanta, GA 30327-2406 (404) 237-9245 annecarson@mindspring.com

Georjan Bridger P.O. Box 21352 Salem, OR 97307-1352 (503) 364-9695 artsrpassion@live.com

Marci Forrester 17100 Oyster Bay Rd. #A Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 967-3403 marcifor@gmail.com

Brian Owen 500 Crooked Creek Road Silver Creek, MS 39663-4409 (601) 886-9996 shadowdachs@yahoo.com

Liz Heywood 30 Starbarrack Road Red Hook, NY 12571-2249 (845) 758-8088 liz@starbarrack.net

Emma Jean Stephenson 3040 Old Darlington Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 (724) 846-6745 emmajean52@aol.com

Robert Schwalbe 71 Valley Way Pendergrass, GA 30567 (706) 693-7142 reschwalbe@yahoo.com

Paul Martin 7417 Lost Creek Court Marshall, VA 20115 (540) 364-0069 brando1@erols.com

Deneice Van Hook, DVM 3 Deerwood Trail Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 213-6016 k9coach@aol.com

Lisa Warren P.O. Box 923 Fogelsville, PA 18051 (610) 285-6425 ElysiumDox@aol.com

Robert Wlodkowski 2710 Valley Farm Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 (704) 843-5858 Rslepyholo@aol.com

AKC Delegate Larry Sorenson 112 Two Does Lane Clayton, NC 27550-8492 (919) 550-7631 llsoren@earthlink.net

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Owner, breeder, handler Patt Nance: Nexus was born in the one litter that I bred for others and from which I had no intention of keeping a puppy. Well, you know what they say about intentions! Several youngsters in this litter had the look, mentality and attitude to catch my attention early on and one jaunty light red male led the pack. So much for my intentions of not keeping a puppy. Nexus is first male longhair, second longhair of either sex to title in seven AKC venues! The 10-week-old that kept saying, “Look at me. I can!” became the 10-year-old saying, “How do you like that. I did!” Thank you, Nexer. It has been fun. You are ever a joy and AMWC. Always Most Willingly Capable. Dachshund Club of America

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Compound Derived From a Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs With Cancer

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Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies. The study was conducted by two University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine faculty.

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by Claire Mancha

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DCA Annual Meeting Notice . . . . . .

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Weaves & Retrieves. . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Newest 7-Way Titled Dachsie . . . . .

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Opinion Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Johanna Kimball (Corgi Exhibitor/Breeder)

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DCA Board Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Board of Directors Election . . . . . . .

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AKC Delegates Report . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Larry Sorenson

I love agility. I can think of a million reasons. For starters, I love that my dog thinks this is a blast. Agility is a great “team” sport. It is unique in that the better the relationship between the handler and the dog, the more successful is the team. Most handlers are not professionals. It is one of those activities that actually forges a bond between the owner and his dog. With headstrong dachshunds, once we teach them to master and love this event, it is amazingly easy to be successful.

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Some of you are aware that I am in the process of imagineering running grounds here in Wash-egon (intentional portmanteau.) I have created a Facebook page which is meant to be a brain-trust / think-tank to help me create the best possible doggy entertainment complex possible. You can contribute your ideas at “Dachshund Field Trials: Ideas and Discussion.” I would really like to have as many people who can articulate reasons for their preferences to chime in. This is a page where there is no right or wrong statements. It is simply a friendly well where I hope many trialers will drop pennies for luck and pearls of wisdom.

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...The names of three puppies were chosen by their new owners and the other names came easily to me except, for some reason, the name of the male I had decided to keep. I searched for days for the right name until I found it in the dictionary. “Nexus” means connection, bridge, or link. Luke, the sire of this litter, has four crosses in four generations to Ch. Boondox Panama Jack and the best American conformation lines. And mother Marta has five crosses in four generations to DC Grampus von Harbor Park and the best American field trial performers. I chose Nexus as the name for my puppy.

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Field Trial Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2014 Field Trial & Earthdog Judging Nomination Form . . . . . . . .

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Editor, Advertising Coordinator, Graphic Design, Layout and Production: Lynne M. Dahlén Contact: Chazlyn@sirentel.net or 715-349-2566 Editorial Assistant: Chuck Dahlén ARTICLE CONTRIBUTORS Charlotte Borghardt, Dorothy Cimino, Dr. Karen Gellman DVM, PhD, Claire Mancha, Patt Nance, Jennifer Reetz, Karen Scheiner, Dr. Judith M. Shoemaker DVM, Larry Sorenson

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BREEDER JUDGES: DEEDY SORENSON AND ADRIAN WOODFORK Owners: Meredith Taylor and B. Ann Wlodkowski Handler: Tammie Wilcox Breeders: Robert and Ann Wlodkowski

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(GCh. Briardachs Rock Star X Sleepy Hollow Robed in Red)

BREEDER JUDGES: ANDRA O’CONNELL AND MARY OLICH-NIE Owners: Meredith Taylor and B. Ann Wlodkowski Handler: Tammie Wilcox Breeders: Robert and Ann Wlodkowski

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Sire: DC Kelkor’s Hot Fun In The Summertime SS

TURNING PT DACHSHUNDS Breeder/Owner/Handlers: Dr. Randy Eltringham and Capt. Pete Eltringham 540-347-0126

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Welcome to the “Health and Welfare” segment of the Newsletter. It is hoped that DCA members will submit ideas for this section of the magazine as well as articles about experiences pertaining to the healthcare of their dogs that will be of interest to other readers.

Please send ideas, suggestions and articles to: Charlotte Borghardt, DCA Health & Welfare Committee, P.O. Box 1126, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636-1126, teckelhofaz@yahoo.com

Compound Derived From a Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs With Cancer, Penn Vet Study Finds by Dorothy Cimino & Jennifer Reetz Reprinted with permission from the University of Pennsylvania Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies. The study was conducted by two University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine faculty. Dorothy Cimino Brown is professor and chair of the Department of Clinical Studies and director of the Veterinary Clinical Investigation Center. Jennifer Reetz is an attending radiologist in the Department of Clinical Studies. They published their findings in an open-access article in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The Coriolus versicolor mushroom, known commonly as the Yunzhi

mushroom, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. The compound in the mushroom that is believed to have immune-boosting properties is polysaccharopeptide, or PSP. In the last two decades, some studies have suggested that PSP also has a tumor-fighting effect.

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“There have been a series of studies looking at groups of people with cancer,” Cimino Brown said. “The issue with those studies is that they weren’t necessarily measuring what most people would think is the most clinically important result, which is, do people taking PSP live longer?” To address this critical question, Cimino Brown and Reetz pursued a study in dogs with naturally occurring hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive, invasive cancer that arises from the blood cells and typically affects the spleen. It commonly strikes golden retrievers and German shepherds. Fifteen dogs that had been diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma participated in the trial. Divided into three groups of five, each group received a different dose — 25, 50 or 100 mg/kg/day — of I’m-Yunity, a formulation of PSP that has been tested for consistency and good manufacturing processes.


The owners were instructed to give their dog capsules of I’m-Yunity, compounded by Penn pharmacists, daily. Each month, the owners brought their dogs to Penn’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital for follow-up visits. There, the researchers took blood samples and conducted ultrasounds to determine the extent that tumors developed or grew and spread in the dogs’ bodies. Based on the ultimate endpoints — how quickly the tumors progressed and how long the dogs actually lived — the results of the researchers’ trial suggest that the I’m-Yunity was effectively fighting the tumors. “We were shocked,” Cimino Brown said. “Prior to this, the longest reported median survival time of dogs with hemangiosarcoma of the spleen that underwent no further treatment was 86 days. We had dogs that lived beyond a year with nothing other than this mushroom as treatment.” There were not statistically significant differences in survival between the three dosage groups, though the median survival time was highest in the 100 mg group, at 199 days, eclipsing the previously reported median survival time. The results were so surprising, in fact, that the researchers asked Penn Vet pathologists to recheck the dogs’ tissue biopsies to make sure that the dogs really had the disease. “They re-read the samples and said, yes, it’s really hemangiosarcoma,” Cimino Brown said. Chemotherapy is available for treating hemangiosarcoma, but many owners opt not to pursue that treatment once their dog is diagnosed. “It doesn’t hugely increase survival, it’s expensive and it means a lot of back-and-forth to the vet for the dog,” Cimino Brown said. “So you have to figure in quality of life.” While I’m-Yunity is not inexpensive, if proven effective, it would offer owners a way of extending their pet’s life without regular trips to the vet. As an added benefit, Cimino Brown and Reetz have found no evidence of adverse effects from the PSP treatment. The researchers are now getting ready to pursue further trials of I’m-Yunity in dogs with hemangiosarcoma to confirm and refine their results. One trial will compare I’m-Yunity to a placebo for those owners who opt not to pursue chemotherapy in their pet and another will compare the compound to standard-of-care chemotherapy. Depending on those results, veterinarians could eventually prescribe the compound for treating hemangiosarcoma, and perhaps other cancers, in dogs. The company that manufacturers I’m-Yunity may also pursue large-scale clinical trials in humans. “Although hemangiosarcoma is a very sad and devastating disease,” Cimino Brown said, “in the long term, if we prove that this works, this treatment can be a really nice alternative for owners to have increased quality time with their pet at the end of its life.” The study was funded by a grant from Chinese Medicine Holdings LTD.

The Mechanism Of Vaccine Damage Written by Dogs Naturally Magazine on November 26, 2012 This article is copyright of Dogs Naturally Magazine and reproduced with written consent. To subscribe to Dogs Naturally Magazine visit www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com The goal of vaccination is to prevent dogs or puppies from contracting the wild version of a virus or pathogen. The method and mechanism of vaccination however, lowers immunity and brings on deeper disease processes. According to Dr. Yubraj Sharma (Immune Function, i90, July 2003), vaccines create five main categories of dysfunction in the body: 1. Low immune resistance to other pathogens with chronic and recurrent infections; 2. Chronic mucus; 3. Autoimmune disease; 4. Chronic allergies. Low Immune Resistance The idea behind vaccination is to inject into the subcutaneous or intramuscular space of the body a sample of the microbe for which protection is sought. This microbe is attenuated or partially deactivated, usually by removing much of the cytoplasmic contents and genetic material, leaving some of this alongside the cell wall. Enough of the microbe exists for the immune system to recognize it and mount a reaction. The injection must bypass the skin and mucous membranes (which line the nose, airways, gastrointestinal tract and urinary system), otherwise the large macrophage white cells at these sites would destroy the strains before they had a chance to engage with the deeper immune cells. Of the lymphocyte class of white cells, the T lymphocytes are the overall key guidance for the rest of the system. The B lymphocytes are instructed to manufacture a large number of antibodies, predominantly of the IGM class (which are specific proteins recognizing the antigen or microbe), which, when released, act to mark the microbial material. This leads to direct deactivation or promotion of other phagocytic white cells to enter the scene and mop up residual material. Normally this process takes a few weeks to create enough specific antibodies for that pathogen and provides one part of the overall immune response. By administering booster doses of the vaccines a few weeks or months apart, the level of antibody production is much increased. After the event, the B lymphocytes recruited for the process do not return back to the general pool of B cells (which circulate within the blood, lymph nodes, spleen, liver and bone marrow). Instead, they are placed into “hibernation” within these tissues; able to retain a memory of the antibody produced. Any future contact with the wild type of the pathogen leads to activation of this cohort of B cells, leading to a rapid response of antibody production, effectively mopping up the pathogens before they can significantly infest the body. Of course, the theory is very attractive, and leads many medical doctors and vets to believe we should vaccinate more often and to many more diseases. The safety is unquestioned and any attention to the risks often suppressed. Frequent Infections However, the immune system is now working overtime in manufacturing the very high levels of antibodies required. (unhealthy chronically inflamed Th 2 bias-humoral bias now replaces the healthy Th 1 bias) There is never, in reality, a situation of multiple infections by several pathogens all occurring at the same time. Instead, the body tends to experience one infection at a time, such as bordetella followed by a chest infection and then gastroenteritis. It is definitely impossible for any dog to become infected by parvovirus, distemper, adenovirus, canine influenza, leptospirosis, bordetella, Lyme disease and rabies all at the same time. Even a few of these pathogens do not coexist as a single infective episode. However, the immune system is forced to manufacture antibodies to all these pathogens, and all at the same time. With the frequent booster doses given to young dogs, the immune system is never given a rest from specific antibody manufacture. This leads to chronic immune deficiency with respect to any ability to respond to other pathogens.[1] Vaccination commits immune cells to the specific antigens involved in the vaccine, and thus renders them incapable of reacting to other infections. In effect, the immunity is lowered. Puppies contract other infections they would not normally have, which leads to unnecessary antibiotic use. The Defense Chi Of vital importance in Chinese medicine is the Wei Chi or Defense Chi of the body. This is a defensive layer of energy around and through the entire being, and is governed by the adrenal/kidney chi and lung chi.[2] It prevents exterior pathogenic factors (which equate to our modern understanding of microbes and environmental triggers such as pollens and damp weather) from invading the deeper body. It broadly equates also to the mucosal immunity referred to in western medicine, which is regulated by the large macrophage white cells within the skin and mucosal membranes. These are specialist sentry cells able to engulf invading matter before it continued on next page... Dachshund Club of America

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Vaccine Damage continued from page 11... penetrates the core of the body. There is also a production of a different class of antibody, the IGA type, by B lymphocytes in the mucosal linings. These are the first line of antibody defense and are not stimulated by vaccines. By injecting disease material past the surface layer of immune cells, the body experiences a rift in its Defense Chi. It can no longer trust its mucosal immunity. The result is the easier penetration of other microbes and environmental factors into the core of the body, aggravating the tendency to recurrent infection and allergy. Mucus Production The high level of white cell activation alongside the bacterial waste leads to mucus or pus (which is a matrix of fluid, dead and live white cells and bacteria). Mucus is actually a gel, and, as such, it becomes watery and runny when warmed, and thicker when cooled. Fever is the body’s response to an infection or inflammation, and is triggered by special pyrogenic hormones from the hypothalamus. By suppressing the fever, dogs can end up with chronic ear problems. Mucus also tends to accumulate within the gut and urinary system. In doing so, this mucus becomes a culture medium for further bacterial growth, aggravating the state of recurrent infections.

It’s More than Just a Bite! Reprinted with permission of the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc. Author: Dr. Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD and Dr. Judith M. Shoemaker, DVM This article is the last in a four-part series contributed by Dr. Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD, and Dr. Judith M. Shoemaker, DVM. For more information about postural rehabilitation or training for vets, visit: www.PosturalRehabVets.com. id you know that more than half AKC breed standards allow other than a scissors bite? It’s not just aesthetics we are worried about— malformed dentition and distorted skull shapes have a profound effect on posture and balance. Some simple interventions can go a long way to helping your dogs have a better bite. In the past three articles we have discussed the importance of canine posture, how it influences health and soundness, and what are the most important factors controlling posture: the neck, the feet and the teeth. We learned that manual therapy can help reset the proprioceptors of the neck after injury, and that keeping toenails short can have a profound effect on back and hind-end pain and disability. What about the teeth? And what could we possibly do about them that would be ethical in the show ring? Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. From the biological standpoint, the domestic canine shows more variation than almost any other species: body size, body shape, hair type, hair color, and head shape. Since ancient times, humans have selectively bred dogs to serve our needs with their particular talents— like herding sheep, or hunting rats, or protecting our continued on page 74...

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Autoimmune Disease So many antibodies are produced by the immune system during the first few years after vaccination that many become abnormal. There is only so much a young immune system can do, and the vaccination regimen has pushed it way over the limit. Therefore, many B lymphocytes are under immense strain and do not produce antibodies specific enough to the vaccine. In addition, protein metabolism becomes chaotic and disorderly, leading to mutant antibodies becoming auto-antibodies. These attack the body’s own cells and tissues, leading to a large number of increasing diseases, such as hypothyroidism, joint disease and inflammation and cancer. The fact that many of these problems surface several years after vaccination is irrelevant, it takes this long for the abnormal antibodies to eventually build up to pathogenic levels. Allergenic Disease The immune system is guided to react to other foreign agents with the same hyperactive production of antibodies. Rather like an abused child, the immune system becomes extremely vulnerable. It becomes hypersensitive to environmental triggers, no longer able to discern friend from foe. This has contributed to the enormous increase in allergies. Although the exact allergenic trigger is important to identify, the fact remains that the underlying immune terrain is abnormal. Many puppies acquire allergies within weeks of the vaccination, although a lag phase of several weeks or months is not unusual, as the immune hypersensitivity builds up.[3,4] The dangers of vaccination are beginning to be revealed and the best time to start your research is before you vaccinate your dog, not after he has suffered an adverse reaction from an unnecessary vaccine. You can learn more about vaccinating your puppy with our Puppy Vaccination Guide. Homeopathic solutions are also available, both as an alternative to vaccination and to treat adverse events.

References: 1. Krober MS, Stracenar CE and Bass JW. Decreased measles antibody response after measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in infants with colds. Journal of the American Medical Association 265(16): 2095-8. 1991. 2. Maciocia G. Foundations of Chinese Medicine. Churchill Livingstone. 1990. 3. Cookson WOCM and Moffat MF. Asthma: An Epidemic in the Absence of Infection? Science 275: 41-2.1997. 4. Martinez FD. Role of viral infections in the inception of asthma and allergies during childhood: could they be protective? Thorax 49:118991. 1994.

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(GCh. Bardale Odysseus X Ch. Apple Hills Crossfire)

Took home Winners and an Award of Excellence at Eukanuba 2012 Thank you to Ms. Carol A. Reisman Owner and Handler: Molly Howard • Bradenton, FL • 941-544-4692 Dachshund Club of America

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Ch. Treis Pinheriros Calgary SW X Ch. J’s Lady Bug’s Baby Bug

Thank you so very much Judge Ken Levison for this wonderful win!

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Owner/Breeder: Sharon B. Johnson Co-Owner/Handler: Liz Heywood

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(BISS Ch. Glenavan Acclaim ML ROMO X Ch. Glenavan Bedazzled MS)

• DCA National 2012 - FINISHED CHAMPIONSHIP • DC Santa Ana Valley 2012 - BEST IN SPECIALTY

• Dachshund Club of California 2012 - BEST OF OPPOSITE TO BEST OF VARIETY • Northern California Dachshund Club 2012 - BEST IN SPECIALTY • Cascade DC 2012 - BEST OF OPPOSITE TO BEST IN SPECIALTY More than 4 decades of Breed Excellence

Always Breeder/Owner Handled by Mary Olich Nie Dachshund Club of America

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s I sit here on a 27 degree January the 12th pondering what to write, I think ahead to when this issue will be out and daydream about the balmy spring weather of April. I don’t know if the DCA national field trial will be over by then but if so, here’s to all who went and participated. If not, good luck everyone! I would like to open this column with a plea for more writers! I am sure you (yes, you) are able to write something quite interesting from your experience which will be worth passing on to those who enjoy the outdoor dachshund sports. You don’t need anyone’s permission and you don’t need to be an expert. This column is wide open and anyone can blog. Please feel free to step up and contribute! Some of you are aware that I am in the process of imagineering running grounds here in Wash-egon (intentional portmanteau.) I have created a Facebook page which is meant to be a brain-trust / think-tank to help me create the best possible doggy entertainment complex possible. You can contribute your ideas at “Dachshund Field Trials: Ideas and Discussion.” I would really like to have as many people who can articulate reasons for their preferences to chime in. This is a page where there is no right or wrong statements. It is simply a friendly well where I hope many trialers will drop pennies for luck and pearls of wisdom. I’m working on an anonymous online survey as well which will be linked to that same Facebook page. Stay tuned and please get your two cents in. In other news I received a Christmas card from John and Jolanta Jeanneney with the most welcome announcement that this capable team will be publishing the 3rd and final copy of their book Tracking Dogs for Finding Wounded Deer AND they are “contemplating” another book: The Practical Dachshund “which will be a guide to owners and breeders of dachshunds designed to fulfill the original purposes of the breed.” Our breed is immensely fortunate to have these two remarkable scientists in our camp. If our support could help this book come to fruition then I suggest you contact the Jeanneneys and let them know you are interested. I am already in line for a signed first edition. You can reach John and Jolanta through their blog at http://borntotracknews.blogspot.com/ and their website at http://born-totrack.com/. On to the next subject. I asked my coterie what they wanted to see discussed in this column. Of their many and interesting suggestions I picked the one subject about which I have some working ideas and with which my club will be experimenting: How to build a better field trial gallery. I suspect the average age of a dachshund field trialer is middle aged or better. This is the time of life when we have enough time and money to indulge in our hobbies, both of which are demanded by the field trial. We are also lugging around older bodies which are not as spry as they once were and might even have had some mileage related repairs done along the way which have affected our mobility. The profile of the average gallery member is the same as that of the trialer as they are made up of the same group of people. We are not likely to change the physical description of the trialers any time soon. The gallery, however, we can change. You get what you pay for, and right now, we aren’t paying anything. At the Buckeye Dachshund Club’s trials I heard about an experiment: Hiring Boy Scouts as a gallery. Upon doing a bit of digging I found out that this really didn’t work well. The boys were undisciplined, noisy and basically didn’t want to be there. The “adult” conversations that we have in the field made the Scout master blush! My friend Laura who has been a Scout mom for years snorted at the idea of young boys out there. They

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have a pretty short attention span and like to hit things with sticks. We really need beaters who are at least a bit savvy. But, this did make me think that beefing up the current gallery with some trained help might be the way to go. We can brow-beat the gallery, exhort them to be better, shoulda-woulda-coulda them ad nauseam, but to what end? It doesn’t do a thing except annoy everyone. Let’s remove the blame and shame from our fellow trialers and see if a disciplined group of athletic, able-bodied locals might make a difference. It’s a win-win situation as I see it. We sure couldn’t be more inefficient and we might even recruit new dachshund lovers and / or field trialers! That money we spend might turn out to be a greater investment than we know. Marching in line and following orders isn’t exactly brain surgery and I think it would be an easy skill to learn. How many times is it printed in the premium list that trialers are expected to beat for the entire trial? How many times has this message actually made a difference? And seriously, what are you really going to do about trialers who don’t beat and don’t stay? There is zero leverage. How many more times do we need to hear the usual grumblings that the gallery isn’t paying attention, or they are laughing / talking too loudly or they are lazy or they only beat from the side of the lanes or people leave early or only beat for one class, or that they aren’t walking close enough together and we are getting too many backwards rabbits, or, or, or? Who wants to be field marshal to a bunch of resistant trialers whose (fill in the blank) hurt and who have X number of miles they have to drive tonight, or any other from a lengthy list of excuses? We could do away with hearing the complaints, the resentment and the ill will and the half-hearted (to use a kinder body part) jobs by adding some pizzazz to the usual work force. by Claire Mancha The incredible shrinking gallery would be a thing of the past. As far as racy conversations in the gallery, remember, this is a family sport and there is no reason to behave in a way that might endanger our fun. It’s not just children who might be offended by a constant barrage of innuendo. It only takes one person to complain to the AKC and ruin everyone’s day. I went to run my dogs at a large wildlife preserve yesterday. The old time Beaglers who were there told me that the Mexicans regularly beat the brush to catch rabbits there during hunting season. I think we just might have found our built-in work force with the locals. You can bet I’ll be putting a note in the local bodega. My club is going to give hiring a gallery a whirl this year, and I’ll get back to you on how it worked. If your club tries this, please get back to me with the details. Last on my list of news items: I wrote to ask the AKC performance events if local earthdog-savvy people could put on the judges seminar in their own neck of the woods. As you may know the AKC now contracts with Jo Ann F-M to give the seminars across the land. Earthdog is such a minuscule blip on the AKC’s financial radar that it doesn’t warrant its own field rep. OK, I get that, but I thought it would be nice if the clubs could “grow their own” judges without spending a lot of do-re-mi paying for the rep’s hotel, rental car and airfare. No offense Jo Ann, you are certainly worth every penny, but we’d rather spend our money on tunnel and rat maintenance given the option. The AKC wrote me back and told me that they had already tried this approach before and it “led to confusion.” Well, phooey. Perhaps our next step as clubs should be to band together and put on seminars as regional events. The more clubs involved, the less your club’s share. I don’t know about your club, but ours is on a tight budget. We’ll chat again in June. Until then, keep your dogs dirty and tired and give them a patty pat from me. !

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Owner: Shirley Ray Breeders: Ina Malecka & Agnieszka Malecka Presented By: Cheri Koppenhaver

Sire: GCH. Daybreak's Classique Cruiser Dam:  BIS, BISS, AKC, International (CIE & CIB), Poland, Danish, Ukrainian, GCH Russian, Ch. Russian Dach. Club, Macedonia, Montenegro, Georgia, Moldavian, GCH Bulgarian, Balkan, Ch. Raydachs Denmin-N-Diamonds SW

I would like to thank Ina Malecka and Agnieszka Malecka, from Poland, for sending me this beautiful girl.

Dam’s Titles: WORLD WINNER 2011 (Best Opposite Sex), Black Sea Winner 2010, Baltic Winner 2010, Poland Winner 2010 & 2012, , Amsterdam Winner 2010, Poland Club Winner 2011, Danish Winner 2012, Nordic Winner 2012 22 x CACIB, 25 x BOB, 15 x 1 place BOG, 2 x BIS, 2 x vice BIS & 2 x 3 BIS ( all breeds ), Polish Dachshund Club #1 Dachshund All Coats 2010, Polish Dachshund Club #2 Dachshund All Coats 2011, Working Certificate ( blood tracking ) First weekend out at 6 months old Loreley wins “Best Puppy In Show” out of a large entry. Thank you Judge Mr. Thomas D. Parrotti for this exciting win. Loreley also won WB/BOW at the shows she was shown in.  She also won Best In Sweepstakes at the Sooner Dachshund Club and has won a Best Opposite over another special. All this at just 6 months of age. All the judges have had many nice things to say about this girl. Loreley is making her mother proud.

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Ruby starts 2013 off with a group placement, first weekend out. Thank you Jacqueline L. Stacy for this exciting start. Breeder/Owner: Shirley Ray

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have a dirty little secret: I love to steward for conformation shows! It’s really a sort of live theater with sets and actors and props and marks and upstage and downstage, the works. I’ve always been a backstage sort of person. I love to chair and secretary events. The nuts and bolts are more interesting to me than who wins and standings. Technique is everything! I just finished a four day assignment at the Rose City Classic all breed shows which spawned the idea for this article. As I worked with the different judges and breeds I jotted down notes for tactics which I felt helped the entire affair run like a well oiled machine. The first thing I do when I meet my judge is find out their likes. Do they like their breed classes brought in dogs first then bitches? Or do they want them in catalog order and then sort it out as things progress? Are they lefties or righties? (It makes a difference how you

Believe me when I say they have feelings and can be vengeful. Again, a real life example for you: An exhibitor sotto voice, albeit forcefully, exclaimed “I can’t believe it!” when the judge awarded the points to another competitor. The judge took it hard and kept bringing the subject up again and again. He told me he was going to present the exhibitor with his card and ask her to please never show to him again. Thankfully he had calmed down enough by the end of that breed to let it go. BUT, it upset him and I had to hear about it over and over and frankly, I don’t like to sooth ruffled feathers. I think I speak for stewards everywhere. So please keep your nasty comments and actions to yourselves while you are in public. Since I am not a conformation show habitué, I saw some new-to-me ring management tricks from the judges for whom I stewarded. I really liked the way such simple tips can really make the ring a bigger, safer and more usable space. For example: I loved the way a visiting FCI judge from Thailand ran his ring. It was like watching a conductor! He used the diagonal for “storage” and for lining up his winners. It was

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fingers. Let me tell you, speed and accuracy are your friends when it comes to a long line of exhibitors wanting their numbers. I’d like to bring up the issue of time. I like the cell phone as clock best. Watches are just not synched enough to prevent complaints about a class being started too early. I would love to see the judge’s contract / welcoming instructions include such details as to which clock they use to start their examinations. I am pretty sure that most judges have cell phones by now. If there is a clock in the show hall, that would also be ideal. Everyone must be on the same time. It’s important! I can’t tell you how many handlers send their assistants to the ring over and over to count dogs in front of them. Time is a valuable resource to their crazy profession. Personally, I wouldn’t have the professional handler’s job for love nor money. Talk about stress! Wow! Watching them juggle dogs,

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arrange the ribbons.) Do they want you to tell them about absentees and pulls, or just to put the armband on their book? Where do they want the arriving class placed? Where should the table / ramp go? If you ask all this ahead of time, you don’t have to interrupt the smooth flow of the event. Plus, it shows your judge that you are ready and able. The judge is usually quick to tell you their dislikes. The better you are at your job, the more they’ll be relaxed and able to concentrate on their job. I must say, some of the judges are O.L.D. You must be on the lookout for hearing problems. If you suspect your judge is deaf, speak with great enunciation and look right at them when you speak. As far as props, the most important item in my steward’s tool box is my SortKwik tacky finger stuff. It’s invaluable for easily leafing through the endless stacks of armbands. It’s also way less gross than constantly licking your

armbands, owners, show leads, assistants, grooming tools, you name it, is like trying to keep up with a particularly torturous mystery plot. Although I am theoretically against handlers in the classes, as a steward I help them any way I can. If they want to count the dogs in my steward’s book, have at it. Need a pen? Here you are. Need to swap handlers in the ring, you bet. Just let me catch my judge’s eye. No one has taken advantage of me yet. Thanks guys! For those of you who love the drama of being a sore loser: Think people don’t notice your bad behavior? Think again! Two examples of this past weekend: A very famous handler on a very famous bitch crumpled up her best-of-opposite ribbon and threw it down on the ground in the ring. Yep! What she might not know is that two of the exhibitors hot-footed it over to the field rep to tattle on her. What about the judges? Dachshund Club of America

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so efficient and elegant. He was a very clear communicator which I think is a much underused skill by judges. How many times has a judge waved his hand vaguely in your direction and grunted something unintelligible? Please, judges! Take the time to make eye contact and clearly communicate that you want this person to move her dog to that position. It eliminates all kinds of embarrassment and disappointment. From our own Monica Canestrini I learned that it is very time-efficient to put singletons up on the table right away and not have them enter the ring, strike a pose, get up, run around the ring and then on the table. This is a real time saver. If you have 163 dogs to judge, those minutes add up! The more time you save with non-essentials the more time you have to really examine the dogs, take pictures and use the restroom. The AKC judge’s handbook instructs this method as a suggested practice, but this was the first time I had seen it done. I also liked my Canadian judge’s methods of continued on page 30...


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Thank you Carlos, for puting those final few points on “Sky”, finishing her with two more majors! Thank you Jill and Allison Janz for choosing my very special “Lazer” to sire this exceptional litter. Watch for “Sky” in the ring while she finishes her Grand Championship!

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ew N CH. JT’S KAYCEES INFINEON AT DOXHAUS, MLD and GCH. JT’S KAYCEES SPOILER, MLD

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Siblings of a repeat breeding, Spoiler and Moscato salute their handsome parents, Revvie and Nate and congratulate their brother Blue, Ch. JT’s Kaycees Phoenix of Tamboer on his winning year. Grandfather, MBISS Souvenir of Wagsmore, ROMO, sends cheers to them all!

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Moscato winning his first group placement. The breeders are: John & Terrilynn Carlson, JT’s Dachshunds Sherry Ceplius, Kaycees Miniature Dachshunds Pam Gale, Galewinns The owners are: John & Terrylynn Carlson Susan Gillings Bob & Jean Burnett

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New Champion Teckelhof ’s American Patrol Three 5 point majors at specialties: DCA Region II – Adrian Woodfork DCA Region II – George Boulton DVDC – Andra O’Connell and not to be outdone by her brother

Teckelhof ’s American Maid ML getting her first 4 point major under breeder-Judge Lisa Warren

Breeder-Owner Handler: Charlotte Borghardt P.O. Box 1126 Sierra Vista, Arizona 85636

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DCA Annual Meeting Time: 9:00 AM Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Place: Holiday Inn at Six Flags 4901 Six Flags Road Eureka, Missouri 63025 Meeting room: Great Hall The Great Hall is on the second floor from the lobby. The AKC Museum of the Dog is pleased to present

The Dachshund in Art! May 3 through 19, 2013

Come visit while in the Saint Louis area for the Dachshund Club of America Nationals 2013!

A Steward’s Notes continued on from page 22... breaking up classes. He wanted everyone in the breed ring in catalog order, no division between sexes. I had to announce over and over to each breed that they should not panic, that their bitches would be called in with the dogs, and things would be fine! You wouldn’t believe how many people are in “automatic” mode and must be woken up! I personally like the class sent in this way as the bitches are considered along with the dogs the first go ‘round. Then, in the larger classes, the judge had the winners dog and bitch leave the ring, and if the class was really large, then he would have one sex leave after the initial gaiting. It allowed much better gaiting of the large dogs and a lot of room for safety. The exhibitors liked it too. I think they were thrilled to find a judge who made it a point to manage the dogs so they could be shown to their best advantage. Your exhibitors are usually very helpful knowing who has not shown up in the last 3 days, whose dogs are locked in a car waiting for AAA and who has decided not to risk the snowy passes to come to the show. I ask whoever looks most knowledgeable of that breed’s set of exhibitors about entries that

haven’t picked up yet at least a class ahead of time to get some information. Everyone usually likes to be helpful. It’s always good to be one class ahead of your judge. I gather up the next class and have them ready ringside. If I’m missing some entrants, I go looking for them. I have the next class enter the ring after the non-ribbon winners leave and before the ribbons have been passed out if I can. (You don’t want a dog fight in your ring opening!) Stewarding is not a passive job! It’s not just sitting at the desk and handing out armbands and gossiping. You are vital to the smooth running of the show. I look at it as similar to a surgical nurse or dental tech. You need to anticipate your next move in conjunction with the judge and the exhibitors. The dog show world is a small one and many of us have done it all. Lots of exhibitors tell me they steward often and they are good about giving you pats on the back. I love it when exhibitors ask for their armband like so: breed, class with sex, and number. Wow! Now that is helpful! You can bet I’ll be asking for my numbers like that when I show. What supers can do which would be a big help is to consider the flow of the classes when designing and printing up the steward’s book. So many times the classes are jammed up against each other in the program to save paper, Dachshund Club of America

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but it makes for real confusion when trying to decipher that mess. I mark my catalog so as to separate the classes so I can see them at a glance, but any help in the form of white space would be appreciated. In this past set of shows the judges ate lunch in one room and the stewards/workers in another. I really like this set up. After four hours of intense focus, it’s nice not to have to make idle chit-chat and just plop down in your chair and eat mindlessly. One pet peeve: bait throwers! For crying out loud! We can feed an army with what is in the ring after the Boxer classes. If I get hit by a flying piece of liver, that exhibitor is going to hear about it. I stand well out of the way when the non-sporting breeds are in the ring. The UKC allows no bait or grooming tools in the ring. I’m all about that! My philosophy is this: People will reflect back what you send out to them. I love this job and it shows. I really enjoy the work, the exhibitors, the dogs, the judges: the entire circus. I get that same happiness reflected back from (most of) those with whom I interact. The bad news: chaos and stress are contagious. The good news: so are cheerfulness, calm and compassion! If you are lucky enough to be asked to steward, dole out the happiness and joy along with the armbands! !


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Thank you Mrs. Monica Canestrini, Mr. Frank Canestrini for the Best of Variety on Saturday and Mr. William Usherwood . . . it was an honor and a privilege.

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(Field pts., 10 Double Q’s and over 500 points towards MACH) This is Tango, my do-everything heart dog, working towards that triple championship. Thank you judges for rewarding a good Dachshund! Tango is proud of his kids, too! Both just need 4 singles to finish.

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In loving memory

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Bryce’s legacy is carried on by his last son and daughter.

Ch. Duchwood’s Polo Pony MS

Ch. Duchwood’s Parisol Painting MS

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I love agility. I can think of a high in the beginning. You may million reasons. For starters, I love need to praise and treat if the that my dog thinks this is a blast. I puppy does just one or two jumps, love the charge of energy that I get or goes through one weave pole. when we race through a course. I That’s it. Start slow. Don’t try to love that my dog wants to do it so conquer a whole course in one much that she is anxiously barking session. Again, positive training at the start line. I love the bonding with lots of praise and rewards. that naturally results between my “Jackpot” your puppy with some dog and me. I love that my dog is really great treats at the end of actually paying attention to me and Please welcome Karen Scheiner, our newest columnist for Weaves and Retrieves. each exercise. Cut-up chicken or watching for my cues on the Karen, a long time DCA member has many multi-titled miniature long-haired steak from last night’s dinner course. I love that my miniature dachshunds. Her training background will bring our members a wealth of works really well. An alternative dachshund can outrun a papillion valuable information on training their dogs in performance events. is mozzarella string cheese. I (sometimes) or other recognizably frequently buy pre-cooked chicken “fast” breeds. or steak pieces in the refrigerated I love giving my dog praises and section of the store. As I rewards at the end of a great run. indicated, your goal at this point is (She loves getting all of those praises and “visiting” ring crew or the judge, they are training for happiness and attention. A lot of rewards!) I love the physical activity (for me!) I communicating to their handler that this event verbal praise also comes in handy here. This love earning green Q ribbons and adding up isn’t “fun” or that they are too stressed to enjoy will bring success. (Do not think that a hard MACH points. I love hugging my doxie while she the run. A dog who stops to sit and scratch or cookie, such as a Milk Bone, will be sufficient licks my face after the day is over. who runs away to the water dish in training is reward. You will not get the desired result.) Agility is a great “team” sport. It is unique in blowing off his handler. It’s obvious that he is Also, use a soft treat, so that the dog does not that the better the relationship between the stressed. Above all else, keep your training have to spend time chewing. handler and the dog, the more successful is the short and positive. Don’t expect too much at one On–lead training for all puppies and new team. Most handlers are not professionals. time. Make it fun! dogs. I suggest a lightweight 6-foot leash, or a I now have a seven-month old puppy, Toby. As long flexi-lead. (Don’t use a heavy leash left I am working with her, I am remembering my over from your big dog.) When on a long lead, past mistakes, and attempting to do everything your dachshund can still work away from you, right. Time will tell if I can raise the bar; my but you have retained control. There is also less goal is that she will be my best agility chance that the dog will take a wrong jump, or dachshund yet! Hopefully, you can also learn run away, if you have him on lead. In the from my experiences in this article and that beginning, you want your dog to do it right as your new dachshund can achieve more than you much as possible, so that he gets lots of treats ever expected. Paramount in all of my training and learns to love your games. is that everything should be a positive Jumps on the ground. Initial training course experience for Toby. This is where I begin with for puppy under a year old: Lay out about six her, and where you can begin with your new dog jump poles parallel in a line on the ground – or puppy: forget about the stantions for now. With the lead Photo by Rich Knecht Photography Always keep your training positive. The in your left hand, take your doxie, up to the first pole and teach her to walk over each one. (Try Everyone starts at virtually the same level of to prevent her from running around the pole.) At training. It is one of those activities that the end of the line – and assuming that she did actually forges a bond between the owner and all six poles, have a celebration with lots of his dog. With headstrong dachshunds, once we treats. Go back to the beginning and do it again, teach them to master and love this event, it is now putting the dog on your other side, going amazingly easy to be successful. In the past, I over the poles with the lead in your right hand. have been particularly honored that two of my This exercise should be repeated a few times a dachshunds have been invited to the AKC week, in the beginning, so that the puppy gets Agility Invitational in separate years. Although the idea that jumping over the poles is the goal. competing in the event itself was an awesome After a few weeks, you might try adding experience, having my dogs designated in the stantions on either side of the poles, still top five agility dachshunds in the country was without any height to the jumps. With beyond my dreams. dachshund puppies, they should not be doing I started training dachshunds in agility about a dozen years ago. As everyone who starts out, converse of this is: Never say “NO” in training. it was “just for fun,” never considering that we This is a true shut-down word and, unfortunately, would be nationally ranked. First dogs are is too commonly used. It will only serve to always the hardest, because you are actually hamper the puppy’s natural happy, carefree learning from them! spirit. Instead, you want to channel her spirited Along the way, I have tried to learn from my energy into a positive force in the agility ring. mistakes, as well as my successes. 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jumping at a set height, until they are closer to a year old; puppies are still developing and bones are forming. With an older dog, or puppy over a year old, try 4-inch high jumps for training. Tunnels and chutes. Puppies normally love tunnels and chutes and, as there is no stress on their bodies, they can be taught very early on. Initially, at 6 months of age, my puppy Toby was fearful at the presentation of a tunnel; she ran around it, but not through it! I had a friend hold her on leash at one open end, while I called Toby through at the other end. When she came, she was greatly rewarded with chicken pieces. Suffice it to say, in about ten minutes, she was bounding through every tunnel in the training building! Be sure to “jackpot” when the puppy does it right. Start with a straight tunnel and then gradually advance to a curved tunnel. Once the tunnel is mastered, this same training technique can be used to teach the chute. With the chute, initially you need to hold it open when the puppy comes through. After the dog gets the idea, you can start letting it drop as he runs through to you. Weave Poles. Agility should really be called the “weave pole game.” Every course has weave poles, and your dog has to know how to enter and maneuver through them, or he cannot get a Q. I also find that when my dog “knows” how to weave, this is a great confidence builder, resulting in faster performance in the whole course. There are many theories and ways to train the weave poles; there is really no “right” way to do it. Try a few different methods and use the one that seems most successful and most comfortable for you and your dog. Two-bytwo’s are good for puppy training. Take two sets

of two-by-two’s separated by about a foot. Throw a toy or treat through the first set of poles and let the puppy get it. Call her back and throw another toy through the second set for her to chase. Once she starts to run through the poles on her own, you can add more two-bytwo’s and start moving them closer together. Once your puppy understands the basic concept of running through the poles, switch to other training methods, such as running with the dog on-lead, for greater speed. You can

purchase a set of six weave poles on-line for a fairly inexpensive price. If you think you want to train agility, you should have a set in your yard or in your basement for daily practice. Teeter/ moving surface. Get the puppy used to standing on something unstable, before attempting a teeter. I put Toby on a “wobble” board, a round or oblong board with a ball base underneath, that has a perpetual moving surface. At first, the puppy will put her front paws on it and jump off. With the puppy on lead, try to encourage her to walk over it. Praise

and jackpot! Once that is conquered, she can try a low-to-the-ground teeter. Always hold your puppy’s collar when she is on the teeter so she never falls off. If a fall-off does happen, make it a positive experience with praise and treats; have her do it again more carefully, so she won’t remember or be fearful of a fall. Running with attention. With your puppy on lead, and food or a favorite toy, run a short distance with her at your side, then turn and throw the toy or treat and have her retrieve it. Do this multiple times (on the right and then on the left) with praise. Make it a game. She will learn to watch you carefully so she doesn’t miss the treat. Once the puppy loves to run with you (and not away from you), this will be the foundation of your agility success. By all means, be sure that your dog is physically fit, that she is not overweight or have any other health issues that would prevent her from enjoying the agility training. This article is intended as a starting point; and by no means is a complete program for your dog training. Find a good training facility near your home and work with the ideas presented here. Hopefully once you get started in training and competition, you will be loving agility too! As I look forward to presenting more agility and obedience ideas in the “Weaves & Retrieves” column, please email me with your thoughts or suggestions for future issues. Also, I will try to answer any personal questions requested. I would love to hear of other topics that you would like discussed, so please reach out and let me know! See you in the agility ring at DCA 2013! Karen Scheiner DoxyLadyNJ@gmail.com

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GCH Toskydox India Pale Ale SS ‘Indy’ is a GCH Silver & a top ten smooth for 2012

GCH Toskydox Strega Testarosa SS ‘Strega’ reached her GCH with very limited showing

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GCH Toskydox Witchy Woman SS ‘Wiccan’ is a GCH Gold & the #3 Smooth for 2012

CH Toskydox Have Gub Will Travel ‘Gub’ finished with a 4 pt. Major and a BOV over several specials

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March 2002: Nexus was born in the one litter old! More importantly, he proved at that tender that? “Have you ever done any tracking in a that I bred for others and from which I had no age to be spurlaut (as are his brothers and closed environment?” These guys were intention of keeping a puppy. Well, you know sisters) and to have a truly outstanding balance members of a northern Kentucky search-andwhat they say about intentions! Several of passion for trailing game with self-control in rescue group and explained that they thought youngsters in this litter had the look, mentality the pursuit. that a long, low dog like Nexus could be and attitude to catch my attention early on and December 2002: When he was eight months particularly useful in cave searches! one jaunty light red male led the pack. old we entered and passed his first tracking January 2003: Nexus was first shown and Later, it became apparent that the best of test. On an 18 degree morning in Kentucky we won his first conformation points when he was both parents had come nine months old. I through in this, my “N” showed him several litter. It is the stuff times between nine and breeders’ dreams are 13 months of age made of! I could not because I wanted Nexus know when they were to beat my friend Lois babies, however, whether Ballard’s miniature these kids would voice wirehair Owen as the on game. Marta was (then) youngest Dual strongly spurlaut but Champion dachshund. Luke had never opened. Along the way, Nexus Voice in their offspring won one major but was was a wait and see Reserve to two more, proposition. including Reserve The names of three Winners to a 5 point puppies were chosen by specialty major at the their new owners and Central Ohio show the other names came where his father had easily to me except, for gone BW for 5 points a some reason, the name few years before. So we Nexus earned his Field Champion title at 7 months, his of the male I had decided close but no cigar Tracking Dog title at 8 months, and his first show points at 9 came to keep. I searched for and when his 13 month days for the right name birthday came and went, months. He was, and IS, just “one of those dogs.” until I found it in the my motivation to dictionary. “Nexus” means connection, bridge, or drew the first track, the one closest to continue showing Nexus went along with it. link. Hmmm, I thought. Luke, the sire of this headquarters. Everyone came out of the heated August 2003: August found us at earthdog litter, has four crosses in four generations to barn into the cold to watch the dachshund work. tests in Michigan where Nexus became a Junior Ch. Boondox Panama Jack and the best It had been a long hiatus from AKC tracking for Earthdog. This also completed requirements for American conformation lines. And mother me. I hadn’t entered an AKC tracking test since the Dachshund Club of America Versatility Marta has five crosses in four generations to Nexus’ great-grandmother Grissel and Grissel’s Certificate which, at 17 months of age, made DC Grampus von Harbor Park and the best brother Galen both earned their TDs in Dayton, Nexus the (then) youngest VC title holder since American field trial performers. I chose Nexus Ohio, on April 16, 1989. But as Nexus began DCA instituted the program in 1982. as the name for my puppy. tracking, I was only cold, not September 2003: At a zuchtschau (breed show) of the North American Teckel Club, Nexus earned a V rating and high praise from German judge Wolfgang Trumpfheller. Herr Trumpfheller said of him “Absolutely

Nexus ABS6 DC Nexus v Dorndorf L CD TD JE RN NA VC Wa-T BHP-G LH

Nexus and I spent a lot of time tracking together when he was a baby. He showed excellent aptitude for the activity, both blood and footstep tracking, and loved to carry his prize, a deer tail, afterward. October 2002: Nexus started and finished his Field Champion title when he was seven months

nervous, for I had a lot of confidence in his ability. He passed the test in short order, to much applause, and carried his glove off the field toward the appreciative audience. A couple of men came up and congratulated us and asked me if we had ever done any tracking in a closed environment. Um, would you repeat Dachshund Club of America

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correct.” However, then he noted that, at 22 pounds, Nexus was at the very top weight allowed for a V rating. Nexus also


passed the DTK gun shyness test that year. [Note: The Deutscher Teckelklub recognizes the inarguable importance of correct size in a breed whose various field talents include the task of going to ground. As of September 2005, all standard dachshunds are weighed at shows in Germany. 20 pounds is the ideal maximum weight for a standard dachshund and two pounds over that is allowed. A dachshund weighing more than 22 pounds cannot be awarded a V (Vorzuglich or Excellent) conformation rating. Contrast this with the size of the huge majority of standard longhairs showing and winning in the United States.] September 2004: Nexus earned Prize 1 with six perfect scores and a total of 108 points in the DTK BHP-1 or Companion Dog obedience test. June 2005: He earned Prize 2 with eight perfect scores in the 10 exercises of the BHP 1, 2, and 3 tests. Passing all 10 exercises and 3 tests in one day gave him the title BHP-G. 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011: Nexus was entered in and passed the water test (duck retrieve from 85 feet out) hosted by the North American Teckel Club. He loves to retrieve from deep water and is staunch and steady in close proximity to shots from a shotgun. 2006: Nexus ranked 4th of all field trial dachshunds in the nation via the DCA Field Trial Merit Point Program. He has an impressive number of wins and placements in Field Champion classes and has been awarded Absolute Winner 6 times. 2007: Nexus earned the “Novice Hunter” (Small Game) and “Loud Hunter” (Spurlaut) certificates under judges Robert Osterwalder of Switzerland and Carrie Hamilton and Andy Bensing

of the US. Of 16 dachshunds entered in this first NATC small game/spurlaut test, three standard longs and two standard wires passed. The three longhairs were Nexus, Nexus’ mother Marta, and Marta’s son from her other

litter, Oslo. (The two wires were owned by Laurel Whistance-Smith of Canada.) Nexus has been examined by three veterinary ophthalmologists to date with eyes noted “Normal” each time. Semen evaluation by reproductive specialist Dr. Robert Hutchison of North Ridgeville, Ohio was “Excellent..” November 2008: Nexus was Reserve Winner of the Buckeye Invitational trial for top-ranked Field Champions. (The only other standard longhair to do as well or better in nine years of the Invitational is his half-brother Oslo who won it two years later.) I am writing relatively little about field trials but throughout his life, Nexus has placed and won with consistency in the company of many of his best peers. So much so that somewhere along the line, Cheri Faust nicknamed him Nemesis! March 2009: In the first event of its kind in this country, which boasted an entry of approximately 30 dachshunds and terriers, Nexus was one

of five dogs who passed the F3 artificial den test on fox. (His half-brother Owl was among the other four dogs to pass.) July 2010: Nexus was nearly 8.5 and hadn’t been shown in a very long time. He needed only a major to finish and I decided to get it done. I sent Nexus out with pro handler Marietta Singleton. The second time Marietta showed him, Nexus finished with a four point major! This was on July 24 at the all-breed the day after the Louisville specialty! My elation was short-lived. August 2010: On the last day of August, Nexus went down. I had never owned a dog that did. The experience was something hellish. My thoughts and emotions at the time are probably best expressed in an email I sent to Jolanta Jeanneney on September 15:

“This disc herniation with Nexus hit me like a ton of bricks. Much of the time now I am ‘okay’ but it really got to me again last night. I was on Facebook chat about it with Sian and just couldn’t stop the tears. Other than the pain and suffering he went through, the really huge hit to me is the loss of Nexus from any potential of being used to sire puppies again. I think of everything he is and has done and it is all essentially for absolutely nothing. His tremendous talent. Temperament. Movement and good looks. All Wiped Out by a bad back.

This actually looked to be his best year. He won or placed in EVERY stake he ran in this spring. And then I met a long-held goal when he finished, in two shows, in the show ring this summer. We were really riding high! It all came suddenly crashing down two weeks ago and I’m still asking myself How Did This Happen. Some people will not understand this but I think you will. It is very hard right now for me to imagine being happy with competing with Nexus again. What’s 30 more placements or 5 more Absolutes on a dog who cannot be used? To me, field trials and shows and everything else exist primarily for proving breeding stock. I am certainly thrilled for accomplishments that others have with spayed/neutered dogs of mine but those people aren’t breeders. Such is life. We march on. Everyone on Facebook has been very supportive. It has helped a lot. The day I took Nexus to the vet I called both MaryAnne Teal and Dawn Renee Mack from the vet’s office. My head was spinning and I just didn’t know what to do. Their advice was sound. Nexus went down two weeks ago Monday, had surgery two weeks ago yesterday, and is really recovering beautifully. He has peed and pooped totally on his own from the very beginning, lifted his leg 10 days post-op, and is making truly remarkable progress. But he did have some things going for him going in despite the fact that he could not move his hind legs. He had deep pain sensation, knee reflexes, and he could wag his tail (not continued on next page...

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Nexus continued from page 41 that he did much wagging with all the pain he was in). In this we were both very fortunate. The big thing now is surviving two more weeks of crate rest. Nexus has never been a demanding dog but he’s never been a lazy dog either. I’ve had to become inventive to give him things to occupy himself. I ordered a Bob-A-Lot yesterday. I hope it arrives soon!”

Jolanta told me that I would enjoy competing with Nexus again, and of course she was right. Nexus’ post-op recovery was pretty uneventful. He gained strength and stability with each passing week. By November, he was going with me and the other dogs again on our daily one-mile walk. September 2011: I entered Nexus in the field trials in Michigan. I thought he was ready. The first day, he had a little trouble busting through the brush. The second day, as we walked all the way to the back fence to join the gallery, I thought Nexus became weak on his right hind. Ashley Roseberry (now DVM) owns one of the only two dogs that Nexus had sired. She was competing with her dog in the Open class at this trial, in fact won the class. Ashley, forfeiting opportunity to handle her dog for Absolute, left the trial grounds and went with Nexus and I to the vet clinic at the University of Michigan. I was worried. Thankfully, in the next week or so I realized that I’d been “looking too hard” at Nexus in the field that day. I was actually seeing something that had been there all along in the year since surgery. I’d been missing this tiny bit of weakness in his right hind because our daily exercise had always been on a country road, never in tall, thick grass. With the blessing of his surgeon, an orthopedic specialist, I continued, then, to treat Nexus normally. He wanted Nexus to get plenty of exercise. So did Nexus!

October 2011: With flying colors, Nexus passed the DTK water test for the 4th time. He struggled on the subsequent retrieve that we did for fun and water exercise but I believe it was more a poor grip on the duck than lack of physical strength. Nexus was not 100% but he was getting closer every day. November 2011: In the St Louis Field Champion Dog class of 8, Nexus was called back High and finished 2nd. And in the FCD class of 11 the next day, Nexus was called back 2nd and won the class. He was physically strong that weekend and remained so afterward. That was the weekend, 15 months after “Nexus’ back,” that I truly felt “Nexus was back!” In the meantime, I had been taking Owl and Viljo to agility classes and was working with them at home. Nexus begged to participate but I was very hesitant. Water retrieves and field trials were one thing but agility? Yet he was

Also at DCA, and with ridiculously minimal training prep, Nexus qualified in both the DCMA and DCA Obedience trials with 4th places, earning two legs toward his Companion Dog title. September 2012: Nexus earned the final CD leg with score of 184.5 out of 200 and High in Trial at the Cincinnati specialty. The next day at the field trial in Michigan, Nexus was Absolute Winner in an entry of 81 dachshunds. The day after that, he was back High and finished 2nd in a class of 20 male Field Champions! October 19 and 20, 2012: Nexus joyfully ran 19 and 20 seconds under course times and qualified with scores of 100 and 1st places in Novice Standard at the all-breed agility trials in Zanesville, Ohio. At 10.5 years young, that gave him the Novice Agility title.

It ALSO gave him the honor of being the first male longhair, second longhair of either sex to title in seven AKC venues! The 10-week-old that kept saying, “Look at me. I can!” became the 10year-old saying, “How do you like that. I did!” Thank you, Nexer. It has been fun. You are ever a joy and AMWC. Always Most Willingly Capable. So much for my intentions of not keeping a puppy. I easily decided that that will be it for Nexus for agility. I feel very fortunate that he is as sound as he is and I am not going to push the envelope.

jumping up, down, and around anyway, when I wasn’t fast enough to stop him… December 2011: I asked my agility instructor, a highly experienced, world-class competitor, to evaluate Nexus over a few jumps. Her statement came in the form of a question. “What’s the problem?” So Nexus began agility training. And he loved it! It fit right in with his love of training and his joy of being “on stage.” April 2012: Nexus competed in his first agility trials, in Georgia. His only bugaboo in the Standard class at DCA was the weave poles. Doggone those weave poles anyway. However, later in the week at the all-breed trial in Alpharetta, Nexus qualified 10 seconds under Standard Course Time with a score of 100 and 1st place! Dachshund Club of America

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Nexus was bred and is owned, trained and handled by Patt Nance. What I think we’ll do next is Open obedience and go for the CDX. It has been something like 25 years since I trained in advanced obedience and I want to revisit that activity with Nexus. As much as he likes field work, he also enjoys training and he has made it clear that he is NOT ready to “retire!” !


January 4, 2013 by Christian Stock Photography

Goodbye to a Godsend

ABS6 FC Marta v Dorndorf L JE LH July 21, 1998 - January 5, 2013 Outstanding Character, Outstanding Competitor, Outstanding Producer Sire: ABS7 FC Karl Brink v Dorndorf L (DC Teckelhof Perfidious L [x] FC Ingrid v Dorndorf L CD) Dam: ABS15 FC Ilsa v Dorndorf L (DC Grampus von Harbor Park [x] DC Grissel v Dorndorf L CDX TD VC)

Marta became a Field Champion in 3 trials in 8 days with 3 Firsts and 2 Absolutes. Together, Marta and her parents Ilsa and Karl were awarded Absolute Winner 28 times. But so much more than that, they gave me the dogs I have today. And they were loved. A special thank you to Jennifer Fry who showered oodles of love on Momma Dog. Marta lived with Jennifer the last 20 months of her life.

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Photo Courtesy of Andra O’Connell, Best Dogs In Motion

(Ch. Walmar’s Casanova ROMO* X Ch. Glenarrif’s Yours Truly ROMX)

BISS BGCH Jarbsy’s Born to Hand Jive, “Kenickie”, pictured at the Eukanuba Breeders’ Stakes, Orlando, Florida.

Photo courtesy of Carlos Pedroso, Best Dogs Magazine

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(Ch. Walmar’s Casanova ROMO* X Ch. Glenarrif’s Yours Truly ROMX)

BGCh Jarbsy’s Does Your Mother Know “Lewis”, pictured going BOV at the fall 2012 Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club Specialty with Breeder-Judge Bob Wlodkowski.

Congrats to brothers Lewis & Kenickie for achieving their Bronze Grand Championship titles within a week of each other! Many thanks to numerous breeder-judges for helping us achieve this recognition.

Breeder/Owner: Sandy Arnold Jarbsy Dachshunds sandyarn@aol.com 812-322-1842 Co-Breeder: June Mann, Glenarrif

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OPINION EDITORIAL...SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Is the dog fancy at a tipping point? http://dogknobit.com/2012/12/29/isthe-dog-fancy-at-a-tipping-point/ This blog post is making the rounds, and is being passed along from person to person on Facebook and so on. It makes some good points, and has some decent advice, but I think the attitude is totally wrong. COMPLETELY. Because it’s one more post talking about how fantastic we all are and how we’re being victimized by the evil animal rights movement that doesn’t understand us and they’ve turned the public against us. Dude, the public understands us a little better than anybody would like to admit. And when (or if) the dog fancy goes toes-up in twenty years, the fingerprints on the knife will be OURS. So is the dog fancy at a tipping point? Absolutely. The problem is, most dog breeders are standing on the heavy end screaming at the people trying to cling to the light end that they’re abandoning the cause. Let’s look in the mirror, people. 1) We’re insufferable snobs. The last time somebody showed you their new puppy, that little yellowish beagle mix, did you feel, with every bit of your heart, the squeee of happiness that you’d feel if somebody showed you the offspring of two BISS winners? You know you didn’t. Now why? Don’t say “Because I’m so concerned about health.” PLEASE. That beagle mix is going to live longer than virtually 100% of show-bred Goldens, going to have a lower chance of autoimmune disorders than any show-bred Portuguese Water Dog, going to have better back health than my Cardigans. Don’t say “Because I’m worried about the breeder not being a good person.” You know perfectly well that you hate Sharon’s GUTS and think she should BURN on some VOLCANIC ACID and she pimps out her stud dogs like a NUTCASE and you wouldn’t ask her for water in a DESERT. At least that’s what you told your friend ringside last week. Heck, we’re so terrible that the last time you paged down your Facebook feed, you saw a beautifully bred bitch puppy with a white face (or substitute any mismark or cosmetic “automatic pet” thing that works for your breed), and you said in your heart, “Oh well, too bad.” You, my friend, are holding a bag you got in a special advance advance lookbook show at Hermes, after which you side-hugged Esteban and both of you made happy little mouth shapes at the new lining this year; isn’t it wonderful what L. is up to this season? … and, right now, while your fingers are sliding just a bit up and

down the stitching, somebody just showed you a Walmart clutch and asked you to say nice things about it. Or you see somebody holding an “irregular.” We’re AWFUL. We need to stop loving our incestuous little group of perfect dogs and JUST LOVE DOGS. We can still own dogs, still show them, still breed them. Go to Hermes and bring home the bag that your heart dreams of. But for pete’s sake, high-five somebody who has a different bag. Talk about how fantastic it is that dogs exist, their great souls, their beauty. Tell that person that you’re picking them up next week so they can visit Rally class. Tell them that there’s a tracking club in the county. Help them feel their baby’s belly and write down the right worming medication. Give them your business card and tell them to call you anytime. And if you feel tempted to point out to them even one single thing that’s “wrong” with their puppy, SHUT IT. If you can keep it shut for a full year, I guarantee you’ll see that owner in the vet’s office and her puppy will be neutered and she’ll be planning her next puppy (probably from you). But don’t just do it because it’s good for the fancy – shut the heck up because you have no right to disvalue her dog. You’d go in a cage match to defend your BISS winner’s honor – give her the same respect. 2) We hate science. We HATE IT. We are the worst set of knowledge-phobic fundamentalist crackpots you’re ever like to meet. The basic attitude of the entire dog fancy is that if it was current science in 1890, it’s still acceptable now. Anything else must be thrown out because it threatens our ability to breed dogs. So Dogsteps? Fabulous. Still called “cutting edge,” 130 years after the technology of gait analysis was developed. Freaky German breeding legends like male-line grandfathers to granddaughters being great breedings? Eaten with a spoon. Color genetics? Don’t upset me with facts; I only believe what I was told. Hip dysplasia beyond the OFA view? Fingers in the ears. Population ecology? How dare you even mention the word. I’ve never had people get as frothing-mouth furious at me as when I post a peer-reviewed study reference. I honestly think I could put up a picture of me naked and eating a live rabbit and I would not get the total and utter fury I get when I DARE to say that scientists have been looking at this over and over and over again for the last 40 years and every single study says we’re wrong. WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE RESPONSIBLE TO THE TRUTH. We are being absolutely ridiculously asinine about this. It is NOT going to hurt our ability to breed good dogs to say that we have stuff to learn from research. All it’s going to do is HELP US. We won’t waste Dachshund Club of America

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so many breedings, we will create dogs that live longer and healthier, we will have happier and longer relationships with our owners. 3) We hate each other. Oh my GOSH, do we hate each other. The behavior I’ve seen this year in terms of personal attacks and even outright threats in public forums (not even mentioning private ones) is horrifying. I’m not going to take any more time explaining this one, because any dog breeder reading this should know what I am talking about. If the dog fancy spent even one percent of the time in public outreach that it spends trying to insinuate without ever mentioning her name that Judy’s dogs produce bad underjaws, we’d be the most beloved group in the US. 4) We’ve kept breeding dogs a rich man’s game. Everybody in the dog world except show breeders understands how wrong this is. That’s why dog parks, dog playdates, dog coats and clothes, groomers, and a hundred other facets are thriving, while we’re dying and withering and growing old and fat. Everybody I know spends more on their dogs than I do, and everybody that I know spends less on their dogs than I do. I can’t buy the cute coats, the new beds, the nice crates every year… because a single show weekend costs so much that one more time, the bed goes in the wash instead of in the trash. Think about every breeder you know – most are close to penniless. Most show crates are rusty. They skimp on dog food and buy the crap stuff so they can enter next weekend. Meanwhile, their town just effortlessly raised two million dollars to make a dog park, and every vendor in town will be there with samples. This is utterly upside-down and backwards. Dog shows began as a hobby for the idle rich or gentleman farmers who were selling pet puppies to an eager middle class. If you want to build an organization on that assumption (and we did, and we named it AKC), fine, but it needs to change when the breeders are now the middle class and the pet buyers are invariably better off. The AKC is convinced the solution is to make us pay MORE – make us Breeders of Merit if we promise to register every puppy. Give us new titles and new shows so we will enter more. Is that the right way? Or are we going to continue to shrivel? Here’s the end of my story: I am the person who sighs at the whiteheaded bitch. I am the person who barely manages to smile at the beagle puppy. Of course I am. But I am going to try my absolute best to stop being that person. I want my fingerprints off the knife. from rufflyspeaking.net, a blog by Johanna Kimball


Full Circle Wire Dachshunds Midge & Don Martin Libertyville, IL Are so proud of

BISS Bronze GCh. Full Circle Ruffles & Flourishes W

Photo by Lynda Beam

Megan is proudly bred and owned by Midge & Don Martin and Lucy Goodman

Megan is shown here winning Best of Variety, then on to Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed under Breeder-Judge Mary Olich Nie at the Desert Valley Dachshund Club Specialty Show. Many thanks for this great win! On this 3-day Dachshund weekend, Megan also garnered an Award of Merit and Select Bitch. We love the Arizona sun!

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Reprinted from the AKC Events website as of 3/1/13 Contact the secretaries of the events with any questions. Access the url below for all upcoming shows. http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm

Cumberland Valley Dachshund Club March 30, 2013 Paducah Kennel Club Building 1325 Fisher Rd. Paducah, KY Web Site:http://www.c-v-d-c.com

Cumberland Valley Dachshund Club March 31, 2013 Paducah Kennel Club Building 1325 Fisher Rd. Paducah, KY Web Site:http://www.c-v-d-c.com

Dachshund Club of Metropolitan Atlanta April 14, 2013 ADOG-Dogwood Training Academy 3929 Green Industrial Way Atlanta, GA Web Site:http://www.dcma-atl.org

Metropolitan Baltimore Dachshund Club April 19, 2013 Maryland State Fairgrounds 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD

Central Ohio Dachshund Club, Inc. April 20, 2013 Ohio Exposition Center Ohio State Fairgrounds 717 East 17th Ave. Columbus, OH

Central Ohio Dachshund Club, Inc. April 20, 2013 Ohio Exposition Center Ohio State Fairgrounds 717 East 17th Ave. Columbus, OH

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 For additional information contact: William S. Geshwiler, Event Secretary 696 Baker Rd. Columbia, TN 38401-5557 (931) 381-7926 wgesh18@aol.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 For additional information contact: William S. Geshwiler, Event Secretary 696 Baker Rd. Columbia, TN 38401-5557 (931) 381-7926 wgesh18@aol.com

Judges Breed: (L) (W) (S)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 For additional information contact: William S. Geshwiler, Event Secretary 696 Baker Rd. Columbia, TN 38401-5557 (931) 381-7926 wgesh18@aol.com

Judges Breed: (L) (W) (S)

Closing Date: Wednesday - April 3, 2013 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Aubrey Nash Aubrey Nash Aubrey Nash

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mr. Charles A Baris Mr. Charles A Baris Mr. Charles A Baris

Dianne R. Graham (p) Dianne R. Graham (p) Dianne R. Graham (p)

Junior Show: Dianne R. Graham (p) Sweepstakes: Kaye Atkinson

Mrs. Darcy A. Quinlan (p) Mrs. Darcy A. Quinlan (p) Mrs. Darcy A. Quinlan (p)

Junior Show: Mrs. Darcy A. Quinlan (p)

Dr. Edna K. Martin Dr. Edna K. Martin Dr. Edna K. Martin

Junior Show: Dr. Edna K. Martin Sweepstakes: Steve Garza

Mrs. Joan P. Scott Mrs. Joan P. Scott Mrs. Joan P. Scott

Sweepstakes: Joan Eversole

Sweepstakes: Arnold Lopez

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Owned by Lena Tamboer

Tam-Boer Kennels 391 Forest Road Mahwah, NJ Breeder: JT’s Dachshunds, John & Terri Lynn Carlson and Sherry Ceplius

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All dates, times and addresses are as accurate as possible before the newsletter deadline date. Please consult the show secretaries or superintendents for any further information.

Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse April 27, 2013 JM McDonald Sports Complex 4292 Fairgrounds Drive Cortland, NY

Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse April 28, 2013 JM McDonald Sports Complex 4292 Fairgrounds Drive Cortland, NY

Dachshund Club of St. Louis, Inc. May 15, 2013 Purina Farms 300 Checkerboard Loop Gray Summit, MO Web Site: http://www.dachshund-dca.org

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. May 16-18, 2013 Purina Farms 300 Checkerboard Loop Gray Summit, MO Web Site: http://www.dachshund-dca.org

Dachshund Association of Long Island May 18, 2013 Planting Fields Aboretum Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY

Dachshund Club of the Great Lakes June 15, 2013 Lake County Fair Grounds 1060 E. Peterson Road Grayslake, IL Web Site:http://www.dachshundclubgl.org

Greater Portland Dachshund Club June 20, 2013 Clackamas County Fairgrounds Canby, OR Web Site:http://www.gpdc.net/

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 For additional information contact: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent P.O. Box 6898 Reading, PA 19610-0898 (610) 376-1880 info@raudogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 For additional information contact: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent P.O. Box 6898 Reading, PA 19610-0898 (610) 376-1880 info@raudogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W) Junior Show: Obedience:

Ms. Sharon R. Lyons Ms. Sharon R. Lyons Ms. Sharon R. Lyons Amanda M Pough Mrs. Diane M O'Brien

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 For additional information contact: Foy Trent Dog Shows, Superintendent P.O. Box C Sturgeon, MO 65284-0397 (573) 881-2655 info@foytrentdogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mrs. Jane Sagami Watkins Mrs. Andra O’Connell Ms. Georjan Bridger

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 For additional information contact: Foy Trent Dog Shows, Superintendent P.O. Box C Sturgeon, MO 65284-0397 (573) 881-2655 info@foytrentdogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L)

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 For additional information contact: Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 828 Auburn, IN 46706-0828 (260) 925-0525 rjds@royjonesdogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 For additional information contact: Melody Fair, Event Secretary P.O. Box 339 Noti OR 97461-0339 (541) 935-1672 melody@fpri.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

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Mrs. Gale Yamaguchi Mrs. Gale Yamaguchi Mrs. Gale Yamaguchi

Junior Show: Mrs. Gale Yamaguchi Obedience:

Obedience:

Mrs. Diane M O'Brien

Mr. Fred Buroff

Mrs. Monica Canestrini Larry Sorenson Ms. Lynne Allen

Junior Show: Ms. Lynne Allen

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Mrs. Patricia Nemirovsky de Alsina Mrs. Patricia Nemirovsky de Alsina Mrs. Patricia Nemirovsky de Alsina

Ms. Kalen M. Dumke Ms. Kalen M. Dumke Ms. Kalen M. Dumke

Sweepstakes: Neal Glaser

Mrs. Andra O'Connell Mrs. Andra O'Connell Mrs. Andra O'Connell

Junior Show: Diane Young McCormack Sweepstakes: John Bradfelt


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Greater Portland Dachshund Club June 21, 2013 Clackamas County Fairgrounds Canby, OR Web Site:http://www.gpdc.net/

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley June 22, 2013 Hotel Claremont 840 So. Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA Web Site: http://www.dcsav.org/

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley June 23, 2013 Hotel Claremont 840 So. Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA Web Site: http://www.dcsav.org/

Cascade Dachshund Club July 12, 2013 Red Lion Hotel-Olympia 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW • Olympia, WA Web Site:http://www.cascadedachs.org/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Cascade Dachshund Club July 12, 2013 Red Lion Hotel-Olympia 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW • Olympia, WA Web Site:http://www.cascadedachs.org/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Columbine Dachshund Club August 16, 2013 Island Grove Regional Park 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley, CO Web Site: http://www.columbinedachshundclub.org/

Columbine Dachshund Club August 16, 2013 Island Grove Regional Park 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley, CO Web Site: http://www.columbinedachshundclub.org/

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 For additional information contact: Melody Fair, Event Secretary P.O. Box 339 Noti OR 97461-0339 (541) 935-1672 melody@fpri.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 For additional information contact: Lea Plaut, Event Secretary 16750 Paradise Mountain Rd Valley Center, CA 92082-7454 (760) 749-4100 dogshowsecretary@yahoo.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 For additional information contact: Lea Plaut, Event Secretary 16750 Paradise Mountain Rd Valley Center, CA 92082-7454 (760) 749-4100 dogshowsecretary@yahoo.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 For additional information contact: Susan Ellestad, Event Secretary P.O. Box 4090 C/O Baray Event Services Sequim, WA 98382-4353 (360) 683-1507 • events@barayevents.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 For additional information contact: Susan Ellestad, Event Secretary P.O. Box 4090 C/O Baray Event Services Sequim, WA 98382-4353 (360) 683-1507 • events@barayevents.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mrs. Jane Sagami Watkins Mrs. Jane Sagami Watkins Mrs. Jane Sagami Watkins

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 For additional information contact: Ms. Jan D. Curtis, Event Secretary 2837 49th St Evans, CO 80620-9516 (970) 339-3272 jdc_showsecretary@msn.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mrs. Lisa Young Mrs. Lisa Young Mrs. Lisa Young

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 For additional information contact: Ms. Jan D. Curtis, Event Secretary 2837 49th St Evans, CO 80620-9516 (970) 339-3272 jdc_showsecretary@msn.com

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Mr. Dan J. Harrison Mr. Dan J. Harrison Mr. Dan J. Harrison

Junior Show: Mr. Dan J Harrison Sweepstakes: Beverly Kelly Dobbs

Mrs. Constance Fisher Mrs. Constance Fisher Mrs. Constance Fisher

Junior Show: Mrs. Constance Fisher Sweepstakes: Christian Natali

Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper

Junior Show: Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper

Dianne R. Graham (p) Dianne R. Graham (p) Dianne R. Graham (p)

Junior Show: Dianne R. Graham (p) Sweepstakes: To Be Assigned

Junior Show: Maj. William J. Given Sweepstakes: Miss Cindy L. Partridge

Mrs. Lisa Young Mrs. Lisa Young Mrs. Lisa Young

Junior Show: Maj. William J. Given Sweepstakes: Miss Cindy L. Partridge


Cyndy Geiser (309)246-2269 www.insightdachs.com

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CH. SLEEPY HOLLOW’S LEADER L 10/6/1999 - 9/4/2012 Josh was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma in May, 2012. Immediate surgery allowed us to love him for three more months. This is a terrible disease robbing us of those who are so special to us. Please support this important research. Visit http://dachshund-dca.org/hemangiosarcomas.html

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B.B. joins her litttermate, Cardy, as a new Champion at Apple Hill Farm. Both dogs are out of DC Stardox Twist and Shout (Woody) and Ch. Apple Hill Be Still M’Heart (Jazzi).

Thank you Bob Wlodkowski for this win, her third major.

Breeder Owners: Carrie Hamilton and Helen Hamilton Applehillfarm@juno.com Expertly handled by Megan Hicks Dachshund Club of America

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THE DACHSHUND CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. BOARD MEETING Saturday, January 26, 2013 Courtyard Marriott Vinings 2857 Paces Ferry Road SE Atlanta, GA President Carl Holder opened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. In attendance: Carl Holder, Ken Levison, Bob Wlodkowski, Cheryl Shultz, Marci Forrester, Denny Van Hook, Lisa Warren, Jerry Cerasini, Brian Owen, Emma Jean Stephenson, Georjan Bridger, Anne Carson, Vicki Spencer, Paul Martin, Liz Heywood, Larry Sorenson. Fran Colonna and Neal Hamilton were absent. Guest present: Jeanne Rice Board of Director Appointment: Because a Board vacancy occurring due to Vicki Spencer being elected to Recording Secretary, a motion was adopted to fill her Board position by appointing Robert Schwalbe to finish the year.

aspects of the dapple, double dapple and piebald dachshund. *To gather information from breeders, genetic scientists, veterinarians and other knowledgeable persons. * To disseminate the information gathered from this exploration to the DCA Board and membership through mechanisms such as the DCA Newsletter, a seminar at the Nationals, presentations to the Board and/or membership, posting on the DCA web site and presentations to the Board and/or membership. *Denny Van Hook will chair the committee.

Election Results: Election of Board of Directors/Class of 2015 Ballots Cast Illegal Ballot

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“no” on changing the number of delegate meetings from 4 to 3. A motion passed to instruct Larry to vote for Carl Ashby, Judy Daniels and Gail LaBerge for AKC Director positions. Larry reported he was still actively involved with helping create a “Parent Club of Excellence” program.

STANDING COMMITTEES: DCA Standing Committees – Appointment of Standing Committees 2013, copy attached Motion passed to adopt standing committees with changes noted excluding the Public Education Committee. Board went into an Executive session at 11:30. Regular meeting reconvened at 11:45. Motion passed to adopt changes to the Public Education Committee.

Candidates for Board of Directors

JUDGE’S EDUCATION: LISA WARREN

1. Paul Martin - Elected Received 391 votes

Reported that three judges’ seminars are scheduled for this year.

Members elected by mail: Sarah Pearce, Gary and Letty Guidry, and Star Henderson

2. Bob Wlodkowski - Elected Received 378 votes

EDUCATION (MEMBERSHIP/PUBLIC): MARCI FORRESTER

RECORDING SECRETARY: VICKI SPENCER

3. Liz Heywood - Elected Received 373 votes

Distributed a copy of the revised “Intro to the Dachshund” for the Board to see. This document was used at both MTB events and will be sent to AKC to go out with newly registered dachshund certificates. Both MTB events were well attended and plans are already underway for the 2013 booths. The education seminar at DCA 2013 will be “What you need to know about anti-dog legislation and how to fight back”. Gail LeBerge and Larry Sorenson will be facilitators of the seminar.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: CARL HOLDER

A motion to approve the October 2012 Minutes passed.

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: CHERYL SHULTZ A listing of all correspondence received from October 2012 to January 2013 is attached Cheryl reported receiving a denim grooming apron from a vendor. It will be donated to the regular raffle at DCA 2013. Membership Poll Results: Number of ballots received is 510. There is one illegal vote that voted for more than one option. Two ballets were sent in blank. Ballots were tallied on January 11, 2013. A. The piebald pattern (such as the description below) should be added to the breed standard. Votes 236 B. With the exception of white from scars or aging, white anywhere other than the chest is a fault. Votes 59 C. With the exception of white from scars or aging, white anywhere other than the chest is a serious fault. Votes 27 D. With the exception of white from scars or aging, white anywhere other than the chest is a fault so serious as to exclude the dachshund from consideration for award. Votes 46 E. With the exception of white from scars or aging, white anywhere other than the chest is a disqualification. Votes 139 A motion failed to appoint a committee to work on a standard revision. A motion passed to form a committee to: * Explore the facts on the health and genetic

4. Georjan Bridger - Elected Received 352 votes 5. Robert Schwalbe – Not Elected Received 349 votes The following positions were uncontested and were declared elected. President: Carl Holder 1st Vice President: Neal Hamilton 2nd Vice President: Frances H. Colonna Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl Shultz Recording Secretary: Vicki Spencer Treasurer: Kenneth Levison

Without objection a standing committee was formed. The NOTABLE DACHSHUND

BREEDER INTERVIEW COMMITTEE will consist of Kathy Lockyer, chair, and Rhoda Weinman and Cheryl Snedaker-Sims, members.

A ten minute recess was taken at 10:20. Meeting resumed at 10:30

BROCHURE/AUDIO VISUAL PROGRAM:

TREASURER’S REPORT: KEN LEVISON

Motion passed to use Becker Printing to print 500 copies of the DCA dachshund pamphlet at a cost of $5.25 per copy plus shipping.

Passed out the Treasurer’s report. Ken explained the report and answered questions. Motion passed to adopt the 2013 budget as presented by Ken. Motion was adopted to open a CD account in BBVA Compass Bank. A resolution passed authorizing Carl Holder and Ken Levison to have the authority to make deposits and withdrawals.

AKC DELEGATE’S REPORT: LARRY SORENSON At the next AKC meeting a vote will be taken concerning allowing Agility clubs to become members of AKC. The Board passed a motion instructing Larry to vote in favor of this. A motion was adopted to instruct Larry to vote Dachshund Club of America

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REGISTER OF MERIT/MERITORIOUS PRODUCERS OF THE PAST: Motion passed to amend the requirements for the number of champion get to qualify for the Meritorious Producers of the Past to the same as the ROM program - 10 champion get for males and 4 champion get for bitches.

HEALTH COMMITTEE: Motion passed to donate $10,000.00 from the donor fund to go towards AKC Canine Health Foundation Grant 01759 - Disrupting the Differentiation of Cancer Cells to Prevent the Spread of Hemangiosarcoma. continued on page 64...


New Champion under Judge Molly Martin New Dual Champion under Judges Ashley Dumas and Vic Moake Best Open under Judges Vic Moake and Kellye Slatton Proudly bred, owned and handled by Robert & Janet Schwalbe

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New AM/CAN CH.

BARKVILLE KEYSTONE “Conway” finishes his AKC title with back-to-back specialty majors including this one at the Cascade Dachshund Club Specialty under breeder-judge Mark Houston-McMillan by going Best of Opposite Sex over several specials.

BARKVILLE KEYWEST “Fiver” wins Best in Sweeps at the Desert Valley Dachshund Club under breeder-judge Jeff Dionne and later that day goes Winners Bitch for a major under breeder-judge Mrs. Andra O’Connell.

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Ted H. & Karen Brunner • 604.538.8512 www.barkervilledachshunds.com

New AM/CAN CH.

BARKVILLE KEeper “Keeper” finishes her AKC title with her third consecutive 5 point specialty win (including DCA 2012) under breeder-judge Mark Houston-McMillan at the Cascade Dachshund Club Specialty by going Best of Variety over several specials.

New AM/CAN CH.

BARKVILLE KEyera Following 3 consecutive major (5, 5 and 4 points) wins “Keyera” finishes her AKC title with Best of Variety over several specials and then on to Hound Group 2nd at the All Hound Club of Bellingham under breeder-judge Mrs. Fran Colonna.

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En route to her Canadian championship, “Keyera” wins Best in Show !!! We thank breeder-judge Mr. Guy Jeavons for this exceptional win!! Dachshund Club of America

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Ted H. & Karen Brunner • 604.538.8512 www.barkervilledachshunds.com

(Can. Am. GCh. Barkerville Bow Street Runner x Can. Am. GCh. Barkerville Why Not)

Her first weekend out as a special “Keyera” wins Best of Breed at the Desert Valley Dachshund Club Specialty Thank you to breeder-judge Mrs. Andra O’Connell for this prestigious win!! Dachshund Club of America

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What a memorable start for our gal

Ripley!

CH Diagram Gunslinger SS X GCH Lindmont’s Penny Serenade

Our appreciation to Judges Bonnie Linnell Clarke, BOW-3 pt. major; Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones, BOW-4 pt. major; and Dr Robert A. Indeglia, BOW-4 pt. major at the Rose City Classic in Portland, Oregon Ripley is expertly handled by John and Tammie Wilcox, AKC Registered Handlers Owners: Georjan Bridger and Ron & Faith Overdahl Breeders: Michael & Marianna Smith, South Carolina

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DCA BOARD MINUTES continued from page 56... Motion passed to donate $2,000.00 to the Health and Welfare Trust Fund.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES DCA PHOTO SCANNING:

required distance between dachshund field trials to 200 miles. Motion passed to deny Parent Club approval to Dachshund Fanciers of Southwestern Washington their request to hold a June 1, 2013 field trial due to the DCA rule of not allowing two clubs to hold field trials within 300 mile of each other on the same weekend.

Vicki Spencer reported she had completely scanned the current smooth pictures in Archives and is now working on the wire and long picture. Without objection, she will purchase a hard drive to store the DCA photos in Archives and look into storing them at P.C. BackUp or Carbonite.

DCA 2013 NATIONAL SPECIALTY: DCA SHOW COMMITTEES 2013:

DCA PHOTO RESTORATION:

Without objection the Board agreed they would be willing to work the rings for the DDCSTL show.

Vicki Spencer reported she had scanned the Smooth pictures and sent them on flash drives to Jeanne Rice and Bob Bray to begin restoring.

PUBLIC RELATIONS: LISA WARREN The Board ratified a motion to send a correction letter to the editor of Sight & Scent magazine concerning the article written by Pam Peat. Lisa reported that Ken Levison had written an article that is to appear in Show Sight magazine.

PERFORMANCE EVENTS COMMITTEE: The Board ratified a motion of recommendation to AKC to increase the

Denny Van Hook reported DCSTL has voted to contribute $300 to welcome bags but need at least $500 from DCA. Without objection Denny will gather what she needs for the welcome bags.

DCA will donate $1,000.00 towards the Welcome Party. A motion was proposed to allow a silent auction at DCA 2013 to raise funds for hemangiosarcoma research; the motion failed. The Board approved having a table with information about hemangiosarcoma at DCA 2013. Carl reported the Field Trial/Earth Dog premium will go out 02/02/13 and the conformation premium will go out March 4, 2013.

James Lynton. There is sufficient convention space for our National & the hotel is quite nice and dog friendly. The field events (DCA Field Trial/Earthdog/ Tracking) will be held the week of January 13, 2014. The field trials and earthdog tests will be held in Vacaville, CA, approx. 30 miles east of Sacramento; tracking will be at Mather AFB in Sacramento. Golden Gate DC is currently working on Show Superintendent/Secretary proposals for the Board’s consideration. Executive session: 3:30 – 3:35

NEW BUSINESS: Appointment of Nominating Committee: The Board voted to appoint Larry Sorrenson as chair with Diane Graham, Jan Oswald, Ken Hagmueller and Cheryl Snedaker-Sims completing the committee. Alternates are Martha Grantham and Pam Reed. Without objection Cheryl will send a letter to local clubs seeking a host club for DCA 2015. Conflict of interest forms were signed. Next meeting will be held 30 minutes after sweeps judging, May 16th 2013 at Purina Farms. Meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

DCA 2014 NATIONAL SPECIALTY: Cheryl visited the site in December 2012 with Sharon Carr and met the Red Lion manager,

AKC DELEGATE REPORT submitted by Larry Sorenson AKC Delegate Dachshund Club of America

Delegates’ Report for December 14, 2012 Meeting Held in Orlando, FL This is the highlights of the Delegates’ Meeting; a complete set of Delegates’ Meeting Minutes is located at http://images.akc.org/pdf/delegate_minutes/December2012.pdf Effective April 1, 2013, clubs holding a Rally Trial no longer must hold an Obedience Trial in conjunction with the event. A club holding a Rally Trial must hold an Obedience Trial in the same year, but the events need not be limited in the same manner either in terms of entries or breeds permitted. The event service fee for all Performance Events will be $3.50 per entry effective April 1, 2013. This will make Performance Events consistent with Conformation and Companion events. Effective December 12, 2012, the judge of the Four-to-Six Month Competition may compete in the other classes at the show. Points of interest from the Delegates’ Meeting The AKC Board election will be held at the March meeting and much of the December meeting was about campaigning for the board election. LLS The meeting was call to order and the 2013 candidates made short speeches: Lee Arnold, Carl Ashby, Judy Daniels, Thomas Davies, Alan Kalter, Gail LaBerge, Harvey Wooding.

Respectfully Submitted, Vicki Spencer, Recording Secretary

These speeches are on the AKC website as listed above. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to Article IV, Sections 1 and 3, of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club. Mr. Crowley spoke as follows: This amendment to Article IV, Sections 1 and 3, of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club would expand the eligibility requirements for AKC membership to permit licensed Agility Clubs that meet the criteria to apply to become AKC member Clubs. This amendment was brought forward by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the on-line AKC Gazette, and will be asked to vote on it at the March 2013 meeting. This was voted on about ten years ago and failed, it requires a 2/3 majority. I believe it has merit, but it will change the makeup of the delegate body. There are about 55 agility club that would qualify to be member clubs. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to Article XVIII, Section 1, of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club - Meetings and Quorum. Mr. Crowley spoke as follows: This amendment to Article XVIII, Section 1, of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club Meetings and Quorum, would reduce the number of yearly Delegate meetings from four to three, and suggests that two meetings be expanded from two days to three days, in order to enable increased attendance at the various Delegate Committee meetings. This amendment was brought forward by the Delegate Advocacy and Advancement Committee. It is brought forward now with no AKC Board recommendation. It will be published in two issues of the on-line AKC

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Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the March 2013 meeting. This is an idea to trim AKC staff and delegate meeting expenses. No accounting information was presented to substantiate the savings. It is hard enough for delegates to stay up to date by meeting four times a year. LLS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Mr. Farnsworth gave the Financial Report. A summary follows: For the month of November, total revenues of $4.5 million were $100,000 below budget. Total monthly operating expenses of $4.3 million were $300,000 below budget. This resulted in an operating profit of $200,000 for the month. For the Year to Date, total revenues of $51.9 million through November 2012 were $1.8 million below budget. Total year-to-date operating expenses of $49.7 million were $2.7 million below budget. This resulted in an operating profit of $2.2 million for the 11 months year to date. Our investments, year to date, are up $6.6 million versus last year when we had a $1.7 million loss at this point in the year. We recognize these year to date gains could change at any time.

Investments: We have varied investments, but non-profits only hold investments for a purpose, which is to support obligations they already have and for emergencies. There are no ˝idle˝ or un-supported investments in our portfolio, in that they are there to support 1. Unfunded pension liabilities 2. Unfunded future medical and related benefit liabilities 3. Operating reserves as set by the Board. The staff and Board have made many necessary budget cuts, which is good. There is still a need for a long term financial strategy. AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN BECOMES AN OFFICIAL AKC TITLE! In celebration of dogs with good manners at home and in the community, beginning January 1, 2013, passing the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test can be recognized as an official American Kennel Club(r) title for all dogs. This change to the CGC Program was from a proposal which I introduced through the Parent Club Committee, which I am a member. I understand that on January 1, 2013 AKC had over 2000 individuals requesting the CGC Title at $20.00+ each. LLS !

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN BECOMES AN OFFICIAL AKC TITLE Since the program began in 1989, the CGC® has been considered an ˝award.˝ Dogs that passed the 10-step test received a certificate, but CGC was not listed on the dog’s title record. Now as a result of frequent requests from dog owners and instructors, owners of dogs registered or listed with AKC will be able to use the CGC suffix after the dog’s name and include Canine Good Citizen on their dog’s official title record. ˝We’re pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of the thousands of dogs that pass the Canine Good Citizen test each year by offering CGC as a title,˝ said Mary Burch, PhD, director of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. ˝The CGC program tests the skills that make dogs a joy to live with and many owners have expressed the desire to officially add this ‘badge of honor’ to the end of their dog’s official AKC name. We hope that CGC is the first of many titles these dogs earn.˝ For dogs that pass the test on or after January 1, 2013, owners will be able to choose from two options on the CGC test form: CGC as a title or CGC certificate only. *CGC as a title: CGC will be listed on the dog’s official AKC title record. The dog must be registered or listed with AKC (via

Owners whose dogs earned the CGC award from January 1, 2001 onward may convert the award into a title by filling out and submitting this form: http://images.akc.org/cgc/GK9TC6.pdf AKC began accepting CGC title applications on Monday, December 17, 2012. The processing of all CGC title application will begin Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Learn more about CGC as a title here: http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/title.cfm To compete or earn any AKC titles, including the new CGC title, dogs must have an AKC number: an AKC registration number, a Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) number or an AKC Canine PartnersSM number. If your dog doesn’t already have an AKC number, learn how to obtain one here: http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/title.cfm#answer6 The Canine Good Citizen program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events and also serves to enhance the bond between owner and dog, making dogs a pleasure with which to live. Get started or find a CGC instructor or approved AKC CGC evaluator: http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/canine_good_citizen/links.cfm

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an AKC registration number, PAL listing, or AKC Canine Partners listing). Owners will receive the CGC certificate and may use the suffix ˝CGC˝ after the dog’s name. * CGC certificate only: CGC will not appear on the dog’s official AKC title record.

As Membership Secretaries, we have not been able to contact these members. Their addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails are inoperable. If you have contact information as to their whereabouts, please get back to us.

Helen Hyre (Ohio) Lee Ann Kaskutas (CA) Kerry Teems (OK or AR) Sharon Spearin, (Canada) LM

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Nicki is shown here going BW/WB for a 5 point major. Thank You Jane Watkins for this exciting win at Huntsville Kennel Club in November.

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Pictured here Nicki is going BW/WB from BBE for a 3 point major to finish her championship. Thank you Mrs. Barbara Alderman for this win at the Orlando Cluster.

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Patricia & Gerald Price 2nd DCh. Carrdox Black Berry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 3rd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr 4th DCh. Caledonias Radar O’Reilly V Ruger, MW RN JE Kathleen Schooler NBQ FC Lorindol Rider In The Sky Scott Hulse

REMEMBER! Only those results sent in to the Trophy Chair, editor or webmaster via e-mail will be published in the newsletter. They are published as submitted.

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Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Gail Tutt & Cheryl Shultz Best Open & Absolute: FC Barnabas Of Kotate Hills, SW OF NAJ SE ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club December 1, 2012

NBQ: DCh. Lorindol Rider of The Mist Sharon Carr Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Steve Shultz & Patricia Palmer

TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 30

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Best Open & Absolute: Ruby Slippers Champagne Flute ________________________________

TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 57

OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Gail Tutt & Cheryl Shultz 1st Sandars Timothy Odf Microtox, MW CGC, RA, CDX Karen Schwindt 2nd : GCh. Honey’s Gabriel V Edwlweiss, SW JE CGC Patricia & Gerald Price 3rd Dublins Black Metal At Braveheart Rick & Vicki Ronchette & Susan Hagan 4th Ch. Storybook Green Eggs & Ham Candace Ferguson & Shelia Paske NBQ: GCh. Just A Lil Tic Tic Boom Justine Espinoza OAAB Starters: 8 Judges: Steve Shultz & Patricia Palmer 1st Ruby Slipper Champagne Flute Jane Florend 2nd Ch. Ruby Slippers Kiss Me At Midnight Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 3rd Just A Lil Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, MW Justine Espinoza 4th Honey’s Diva Of Kotate Hills Patricia & Gerald Price NBQ Carrdox Forever Braveheart Rick & Vicki Ronchette Field Champions: Combined Starters: 13 Judges: Steve Shultz & Patricia Palmer 1st FC Sundance Of Hathor Farm, SW CGC Patricia & Gerald Price 2nd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr 3rd DCh. Carrdox Black Berry Jam Maggie Craigg & Tim Durland 4th FC Barnabas Of Kotate Hills, SW OF NAJ SE Patricia & Gerald Price

Golden Gate Dachshund Club December 2, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 24 OAAD Starters: 6 Judges: Steve Shultz & Cheryl Shultz 1st Ch. Storybook Green Eggs & Ham Candace Ferguson 2nd GCh. Honey’s Gabriel V Edelweiss, SW OF NAJ SE CGC Patricia & Gerald Price 3rd Carrdox Forever In Blue Jeans Sharon & Joe Carr 4th Ch. Kotate Hills Jacques V Edelweiss Patricia & Gerald Price NBQ DCh. Rivercliffs Just Suddenly Seymour, MW Justine Espinoza OAAB Starters: 7 Judges: Sybyl Swan & Gerald Price 1st Just A Lil Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, MW Justine Espinoza & Elisa Golightly 2nd GCh. Camridge Love Is Boreas Gail Tutt & Tracy Olsen 3rd Rivercliff’s Stroll On Hollywood Blvd., MW Kathy Gelein 4th Rivercliff’s Ready Made To Order, MW Chris & Rick Schulke NBQ Ruby Slippers Champagne Flute Jane Florendo Field Champions: Combined Starters: 11 Judges: Gail Tutt & Steve Shultz 1st FC Barnabas of Kotate Hills, SW OF NAJ SE

OAAD Starters: 15 Judges: Ashley Dumas, Shawn Nies 1st Ch Hidden Cedars Make Ur Mark MS Gloria LaTour 2nd Hoppledachs Keokuk MS ME RN Pamala Hopkins 3rd Ch. Shadowdach’s New Attitude JE Leah Harris & Brian Owen 4th Hurricane Sir Hilarei V Birdach MS Judy Gallamore & Mary Bird NBQ Laci’s Jag V Kanixmus TD RN Elizabeth Patterson & Cindi Todd OAAB Starters: 14 Judges: Sandi Myers & Stephen Dumas 1st Westrose Annie Get Your Gun MWD JE, Ely & Joathan Harrison 2nd Windspirit’s Legacy ML Kate Snider & Charles Snider 3rd Hurricane Madame Ziva V Birdach MS Judy Gallamore & Mary Bird 4th Hidden Cedars The Writins On The Wall Gloria TaLour NBQ Hidden Cedars Grabbin’ That Brass Ring MS Gloria LaTour Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 28 Judges: Rick Schwarz & Brian Owen 1st FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CA CGC Stan Knoll 2nd DCh. Rellih’s Little Indian MW TD SE CGC VC Linda A. Snyder & Sherry Ruggieri 3rd FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME CGC Cheri Faust & Larry Gohlke

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4th DCh. Hoppledach’s Ottowa V Sho ME RN Pamala J. Hopkins & Pamela Wells NBQ: FC Hoppledachs Eufaula V Sho Me ML JE, Faula Pamala J. Hopkins & Pamela Wells Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Rick Schwarz & Ashley Dumas Best Open: Ch. Hidden Cedars Make Ur Mark MS Absolute: FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CA CGC ________________________________

Dallas Fort Worth Dachshund Club Inc. December 9, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 46 OAAD Starters: 12 Judges: Larry Innis & Sandi Myers 1st Ch. Shadowdach’s New Attitude JE Leah Harris & Brian Owen 2nd Ch. Hidden Cedars Manmar Casta Shell ML Fredye Dannard & Gloria LaTour 3rd Ch. Dominos Depth Of Winter ML SE M. Keshlear 4th Hurricane Sir Hilareo V Birdach MS Judy Gallamore & Mary Bird NBQ Ch. Hidden Cedars Ima Fool 4 U MS Gloria LaTour OAAB Starters: 13 Judges: Shawn Nies & Brian Owen 1st Withheld 2nd Hathor Farm’s Wired By Design Elizabeth Patterson & Cindi Todd 3rd Hidden Cedars Grabbin’ That Brass Ring MS Gloria LaTour 4th Withheld NBQ Hidden Cedars The Writins On The Wall Gloria LaTour Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 21 Judges: Kate Snider & Tracy Freeling 1st FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry Ruggeri 2nd FC Sagerun’s Keturah MW Patsy Leonberger 3rd FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME CGC Cheri Faust & Larry Gohlke 4th FC Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon, JE Sandi Myers & Ken Hagmueller NBQ DC Short Shadows Runaround Sue CD RE TD AX OAJ NAP NJP JE CGC BVCX Shawn M. Nies


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Best Open: Ch. Hidden Cedars Ima Fool 4 U

Best Open and Absolute: Ch. Shadowdach’s New Attitude JE ________________________________

Absolute: FC BG’s Boogie Child ________________________________

Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Gail Page & Robert Page Best Open & Absolute: Ch. Hidden Cedars ManMar Cast a Spell ________________________________

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OAAD Starters: 17 Judges: Victor Moake & Ashley Dumas 1st Ch. Hidden Cedars Ima Fool 4 U Gloria LaTour 2nd Ch. Duchwood’s Gyronimo MS Sandra Russell 3rd Emery Von Damsmuhle Jamie Sexton 4th Duchwoods Pirate Prince MS Sandra Russell NBQ Ch. Dixieland’s Silver Spring Brian Owen, Roy Dampeer & Stephanie Womack

OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Ashley Dumas & Patsy Leonberger 1st Ch. Hidden Cedars ManMar Cast a Spell Fredye Dennard & Gloria LaTour 2nd Ch. Dominos Depth of Winter Melissa Keshlear 3rd Jalyses Cowboy Casanova V Dominos Jamie Sexton 4th Emery Von Damsmuhle Jamie Sexton NBQ Ch. Jay Roc Down Around Biloxi Jayne & Robert Stewart & Sara Piety

OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Susan Goodman and John Willmore 1st GCh. Spellbounds You Go First Kim Brown 2nd Sandars Ole King Coal Karen Bronson 3rd Odies DK Shark Daniel Nedwich 4th Sandar’s Timothy of Microdox MW CGC RA CDX Karen Schwindt NBQ Carrdox Forever In Blue Jeans Sharon and Joe Carr

OAAB Starters: 23 Judges: Laura Isaacson & Mary Powell 1st Qua-Linea Isabel de Castilla Victoria Burton 2nd EZ Goins Nary A Barb Catherine Stevenson 3rd Hidden Cedars The Writins On the Wall Gloria LaTour 4th Jalyse’s Lost On the Run Jamie Sexton & Karin Sexton NBQ Doxidoc’s Tracie V Walden ML Marilyn J. (Julie) Roane, DVM Field Champion Dogs: Number of Starters: 11 Judges: Sandra Russell & Patsy Leonberger 1st FC BG’s Boogie Child, Ruckus Gail C. & Robert A. Page 2nd FC Windspirit’s Hunter Von Wingover ML Kate Snider & Phil Bird 3rd FC Underft SB’s Mr. Big Stuff MS Mary Powell & Alicia (Young) Thompson 4th FC Qua-Linea A Dutch Treat Victoria Burton NBQ FC Doxidocs Tars Tarkas ML Marilyn J. (Julie) Roane, DVM Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 10 Judges: Victor Moake & Kate Snider 1st FC Sageruns Keturah MW Patsy Leonberger 2nd FC MACH Cassie of Cottonmeadow Jamie Sexton 3rd FC Jalyses Addition on the Run Jamie Sexton 4th FC BG’s Love on the Line Gail C. Page & Robert A. Page NBQ Dominos Partysomore, ML Jamie Sexton

OAAB Starters: 19 Judges: Victor Moake & Ashley Dumas 1st Jalyses Lost on the Run Jamie Sexton 2nd Hidden Cedars the Writins on the Wall Gloria LaTour 3rd Dominos Ace’s Lil Lucy M. Keshlear 4th Windspirits Legacy Kate Snider & Charles H. Snider NBQ EZ Goins Nary a Barb Catherine Stevenson Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 10 Judges: Victor Moake & Brian Owen 1st FC Qua-Linea Dutch Treat, Victoria Burton 2nd FC Qua-Linea Alfons Harri-son Victoria Burton 3rd FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling Laura Isaacson 4th DC Rellih’s Little Indian Linda Snyder NBQ FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf Stan Knoll Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 6 Judges: Mary Powell & Robert Page 1st FC Sageruns Keturah Patsy Leonberger 2nd FC MACH Cassie of Cottonmeadow Jamie Sexton 3rd FC Penni’s Fly Me to Haleakala Ashley Dumas 4th FC Harlequin Jalyse Pandora V Dominos Jamie Sexton NBQ FC Hidden Cedars Mara Jade Laura Isaacson

OAAB Starters: 12 Judges: Linda Castaneda and Marianne Lovejoy 1st Rivercliff’s Stroll on Hollywood Blvd MW Kathy Gelein 2nd Chirribi’s Bossa Nova Baby John Willmore and Diane Webb 3rd Carrdox Forever in Paris Sharon and Joe Carr 4th Carrdox Avalon V Dreamweaver Sharon and Joe NBQ Roseruns Unforgettable Haley and Michael Priest Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 12 Judges: Dennis Duus and Luanne Duus 1st DC Alpine’s New Era For Dexmore P. McMillan, Anne and Dale Carnathan 2nd DCH Lorindol Rider of the Mist Sharon Carr 3rd FC MACH Autumn Olive Von Dorndorf VCD1 TD CD RAE NF D. Webb, J. Willmore, P. Nance 4th FC Aldox Dark Shadow Alice Lentz and Juliet and Dale Rigtrup NBQ GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig and Tim Durland Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Luanne Duus and Dennis Duus Best Open & Absolute: GCh. Spellbounds You Go First ________________________________

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TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 52 OAAD Starters: 17 Judges: John Willmore & Cris Baldwin 1st Ch. Rivercliff’s Jazz Master MW Nancy L. Kast 2nd Sandar’s Timothy of Microdox MW CGC,RA,CDX Karen Schwindt 3rd GCh. Spellbound’s You Go First Kim Brown 4th Sandar’s Ole King Coal Karen Bronson NBQ Von Weilburg’s Caruso Holle & Theodore Cooks OAAB Starters: 18 Judges: Susan Goodman & Sue Rucker 1st Avalon V Dreamweaver Joe & Sharon Carrs 2nd Carrdox Forever Braveheart Vicki Ronchette 3rd Lorindol You Are The One SS Janene Oswald & Jerrilyn Smiths 4th Sharprees Caught A Dream AX, AXJ, NF, RE, ME Cris Baldwin & Sharon McDonalds NBQ Ch. Spellbound’s Winning Hand Nicole Cooper Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 17 Judges: Vicki Ronchette & Juliet Rigtrup 1st GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig & Tim Durlands 2nd FC Wagsmore’s Charmed Life ML Jill & Bert Shures 3rd FC Arlina Ossie Von Dorndorf RE, AXJ, NF Diane Webb & John Willmores 4th FC Mountainwoods Miss Conduct Luanne Duus NBQ DCh. Hollyhound’s Raising Cain At Carrdox Joe & Sharon Carrs Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Vicki Ronchette & Juliet Rigtrup Best Open: Carrdox Avalon V Dreamweaver Absolute: GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could ________________________________

Houston Dachshund Club Inc. December 29, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 98 OAAD Starters: 32 Judges: Sandi Myers, Will Guillot 1st Duchwood’s It Is What It Is MS CA Rebecca & Jeffrey Elliott

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Field Trial Results continued from page 69 2nd Ch. V Schwalbes A Day to Remember MW CA Robert & Janet Schwalbe 3rd Duchwood’s Gyromimo MS Sandra Russell 4th Hoppledach’s Sho Me The Best Ed & Val Higginbotham NBQ GCh. Lorindol Rider of the Quest Vicky & Bill Spencer OAAB Starters: 32 Judges: Larry Innis, Stephen Dumas 1st Hidden Cedars Grabbin’ That Brass Ring Gloria LaTour 2nd Southwinds Tickled Pink Ed & Val Higginbothem 3rd Hidden Cedars The Writins On The Wall Gloria LaTour 4th Windspirit’s Legacy ML Kate & Charles Snider NBQ Ch. Caidracs San Antones Famous Madame MW Elizabeth & Jerry Ellis Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 19 Judges: Kellye Slatton, Randy David 1st FC Audi Oslo Vom Dorndorf CGC, CA Stan Knoll 2nd DC Solo’s Premiere SL JE Kim Vidrine, Paula Carter, Amber Leonard 3rd DC V Schwalbes Dizzy Gillespie MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe 4th FC Louie Armstrong MW Glenn & Corby Barkhaus NBQ FC Sparcee’s Wilderness Medic CD RA OAJ AXP AJP Sharon McDonald Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 15 Judges: Tracy Freeling, Pam Reed 1st FC Caidrac’s Lonesome Dove MW CGC Elizabeth & Jerry Ellis 2nd: DC V Schwalbes Etta James MW R. & J. Schwalbe & G. & C. Barkhaus 3rd FC Hurricane Ana Maria V Czar Judy & Mack Gallamore 4th FC T-Dachs Myrtle The Turtle JE Jamie Bonser NBQ FC Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon JE Sandi Myers & Ken Hagmueller Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Pam Reed, Larry Innis Best Open: Hidden Cedars Grabbin’ That Brass Ring Absolute: FC Audi Oslo Vom Dorndorf CGC CA ________________________________

Dachshund Club of America December 30, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 49 OAAD Starters: 17 Judges: Sue Rucker & Carol Hamilton 1st Ch. Dollidachs Yule Tide of Darshan Janene Oswald and Jerrilyn Smith 2nd Carrdox Forever In Blue Jeans Sharon and Joe Carr 3rd Ch. Doxieville That’s Why Bentley at GRD MW CA JE Denise Gehring & Dana Gehring 4th Sandar’s Timothy of Microdox MX CGC RA CDX Karen Schwindt NBQ GCh. Spellbounds You Go First Nicole Cooper OAAB Starters: 16 Judges: Carol Hamilton & Sharon Carr 1st GCh. CamRidge Love Is Boreas Gail Tutt and Tracy Olson 2nd Lorindol You Are The One Janene Oswald and Jerrilyn Smith 3rd Carrdox Forever Braveheart Vicki Ronchette 4th Withheld NBQ Ch. Ruby Slipper Champagne At Midnight Jennifer Andreson Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 16 Judges: Rick Ronchette & Marianne Lovejoy 1st DCh. Lorindol Rider Of The Mist Sharon Carr 2nd Hollyhounds Raising Cain at Carrdox Sharon and Joe Carr 3rd GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig and Tim Durland 4th FC Mountainwoods Miss Conduct Luanne Duus NBQ DC Sandar’s Vid Noir MW Robert and Judith Knight Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Rick Ronchette & Marianne Lovejoy Best Open: GCh. CamRidge Love Is Boreas Absolute: DCh. Lorindol Rider Of The Mist ________________________________

Houston Dachshund Club, Inc. December 30, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 89 OAAD Starters: 24 Judges: Ashley Dumas, Vic Moake 1st Ch. V Schwalbes A Day To Remember MW CA Robert & Janet Schwalbe

2nd Ch. Hidden Cedars Ima Fool 4 U MS Gloria LaTour 3rd Walmar-Solo’s OMG SL Kim Vidrine, Paula Carter, Wally & Mary Jones 4th Hurricane Sir Phileo V Birdach MS Judy Gallamore & Mary Bird NBQ Hoppledach’s Sho Me The Best Ed & Val Higginbotham OAAB Starters: 32 Judges: Tracy Freeling, Will Guillot 1st Lorindol One Moment in Time Bill & Vicky Spencer 2nd Hidden Cedars Grabbin’ That Brass Ring MS Gloria LaTour 3rd Ch. Darshan All The Rave Vicky Spencer 4th Ch. Grand Gables Just a Go Go Beam MS RN NSP GG Tim & Andrea Scott NBQ Hildisvin Wurdig Lacewing SS Denise Siemssen & Jimmie Lloyd Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 18 Judges: Patricia Mims, Randy David 1st FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CGC CA Stan Knoll 2nd FC Hathor Farm’s Talent On Loan SW RN Karen Mann 3rd DC Mye Primadox Shangri-La RN, CGC Ken Hagmueller & Sandi Myers 4th DC Pennis Chipotle Pepper SL JE RE CGC VC Larry & Paula Innis NBQ DC Penni’s Peter Piper Pepper SL Penni & Mark S. Cronk Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 15 Judges: Kellye Slatton, Pam Reed 1st FC Caidrac’s Lonesome Dove MW CGC Elizabeth Ellis 2nd FC Hurricane Ana Maria V Czar SW JE Judy & Mack Gallamore 3rd DC Truning Pt New England Breeze ME Dr. Randy & Capt. Pete Eltringham 4th DC Hidden Cedars Natural Woman MS Gloria LaTour NBQ FC Seiko V Dorndorf L TD, Tina, Laura & Anna Knoll Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Kellye Slatton, Vic Moake Best Open: Ch. V Schwalbes A Day To Remember MW CA Absolute: FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CGC CA ________________________________

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Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley December 31, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 35 OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Linda Castaneda & Dan Hickey 1st Sandar’s Ole King Coal Karen Bronson 2nd Ch. Doxieville That’s Why Bentley at GRD MW CA JE Denise & Dana Gehring 3rd Mountainwoods M-Eighty MS Luanne & Dennis Duus 4th GCh. Spellbounds You Go First Kim Brown NBQ Von Weilburg’s Caruso Holle & Theodore Cook OAAB Stake Number of Starters: 9 Judges: Luanne Duus & Dennis Duus 1st Ch. Von Weilburg’s Bavaria Holle Cook 2nd Ch. Spellbound’s Winning Hand Nicole Cooper 3rd Carrdox Forever In Paris Sharon & Joe Carr 4th Lorindol You Are The One SS Janene Oswald & Jerrilyn Smith NBQ Saytar’s Serena MS Linda Castaneda & Michael W. Reed Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 12 Judges: Luanne Duus & Claudia Holaday 1st DCh. Hollyhound’s Raising Cain At Carrdox Joe & Sharon Carr 2nd DCh. Lorindol Rider Of The Mist Sharon Carr 3rd FC Wagsmore Bee Still My Heart ML Jill & Bert Shure 4th GCh. Dollidachs Forget Me Not Nicole Cooper NBQ GCh. DC Woodwyn Independence MW JE, HH Susan Goodman Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Luanne Duus & Claudia Holaday Best Open: Sandar’s Ole King Coal Absolute: DCh. Hollyhound’s Raising Cain At Carrdox ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club January 19, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 38 OAAD Starters: 10 Judges: Rick Ronchette & Scott Hulse 1st Ch. Sandar’s Ole King Coal Karen Bronson


2nd Hatler’s Prince Charming Audrey Hsia 3rd Carrdox Forever In Blue Jeans Sharon & Joe Carr 4th Magik Rainbow Lunny Svet Julkie & Robert Couch NBQ Sandar’s Timothy Of Microdox MW CGC RA CDX Karen Schwindt OAAB Starters: 11 Judges: Carl Browning & Carolyn Menges 1st Ferhenbacher’s Coco Diane Neff 2nd Joe’s Lilly Of The Valley Sasndra & Joseph Cave 3rd Ch. Ruby Slippers Champagne At Midnight Jennifer Anderson 4th Just A Lil Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Justine Espinoza NBQ Rivercliff’s Ready Made To Order, MW Chris & Rick Schulke Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 17 Judges: Carl Browning & Rick Ronchette 1st FC Hathor Farm’s Moment Of Zen, SW Kerri Shandro & Jim Bouzian 2nd DCh. Carrdox BlackBerry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 3rd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr 4th FC Westrose Guns & Roses, MW Julie & Robert Couch NBQ FC Barnabas Of Kotate Hills SW OF NAJ SE CGC Particia & Gerald Price Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Rick Ronchette & Carl Browning Best Open & Absolute: Ch. Sandar’s Ole King Coal ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club January 20, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 21 Combined OAAD & OAAB Starters: 10 Judges: Sharon Carr & Claudia Holaday 1st Just A Lil Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Justine Espinoza 2nd Carrdox Forever Braveheart Rick & Vicki Ronchette 3rd Rivercliff’s Rhythm & Rhyme, MW Nancy kast 4th Sandar’s Timothy Of Microdox MW Karen Schwindt NBQ Honey’s Diva Of Kotate Hills Patricia & Gerald Price Field Champions: Combined

Number of Starters: 11 Judges: Jan Allison & Rick Ronchette 1st FC Dachsbaur Topaz W Of Manorie Claudia Holaday 2nd FC Sundance of Hathor Farm SW CGC Particia & Gerald Price 3rd DCh. Rivercliff’s just Suddenly Seymor, MW JE RA Janice McCarthy 4th GDC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig & Tim Durland NBQ DCh. Carrdox Black Berry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Jan Allison & Rick Ronchette Best Open: Just A Lil Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Absolute: FC Dachsbaur Topaz W Of Manorie ________________________________

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley February 2, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 28 OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Linda Castaneda & Marianne Lovejoy 1st Ch. Doxieville’s That Why Bentley at GRD MW, CAA, SE Denise Gehring & Dana Gehring 2nd Von Weilburg’s Caruso Holle & Theodore Cooks 3rd Dicory Dox Ride The Wind v Dachsology Carol White & Amanda Oswalds 4th Carrdox Forever In Blue Jeans Sharon & Joe Carrs NBQ Mountainwood’s M-Eighty Luanne & Dennis Duuss OAAB Starters: 14 Judges: Carl Browning & Susan Goodman 1st Lorindol You Are The One SS Janene Oswald & Jerrilyn Smith 2nd Absent - Not awarded 3rd Kinder’s Fia Vienna’s Spirit Fire El Requa & Akira Requa 4th Saytar’s Serena MS Linda Castaneda & Michael Reed NBQ Carrdox Forever In Paris Sharon & Joe Carrs Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 5 Judges: Holly Browning & Dennis Duus 1st Hollyhound’s Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr 2nd DC Lorindol’s Rider Of The Mist Sharon Carr 3rd FC Wagsmore’s Charmed Life ML Bert & Jill Shure 4th FC Aldox Dark Shadow Alice Lentz, Dale & Juliet Rigtrup NBQ FC Wagsmore’s Bee Still My Heart ML Bert & Jill Shure

Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Holly Browning & Dennis Duus Best Open: Ch. Doxieville’s That Why Bentley at GRD MW, CAA, SE Absolute: DC Hollyhound’s Raising Cain At Carrdox ________________________________

Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club Of Los Angeles Co. February 3, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 27 OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Susan Goodman & Juliet Rigtrup 1st Dicorydox Ride The Wind V Dachshology Carol White and Amanda Oswald 2nd Von Weilburgs Caruso Holle and Theodore Cook 3rd Carrdox Forever In Blue Jeans Sharon Carr and Joe Carr 4th Carrdox S-Hummer Sky at Darshan Janene Oswald and Jerrilyn Smith NBQ Mountainwoods M-Eighty MS Luanne and Dennis Duus OAAB Starters: 12 Judges: Holly Browning & Linda Castaneda 1st Ch. Von Weilburgs Baravia Holle Cook 2nd Woodwyn’s Senorita Cejas Perrocima Marlene Perez 3rd Sandar’s Eye Candy MSD Luanne and Dennis Duus 4th Timed-out NBQ Ch. Nuforest Liesel Von Liebchen Sue Rucker Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 6 Judges: Carl Browning & Luanne Duus 1st DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain at Carrdox Sharon and Joe Carr 2nd FC Wagsmore’s Charmed Life ML Jill Shure and Bert Shure 3rd DCh. Lorindol Rider of the Mist Sharon Carr 4th FC Aldox Dark Shadow Alice Lentz NBQ GCH DC Woodwyn Independence MW ED HH Susan Goodman Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Carol Browning and Luanne Duus Best Open & Absolute: Dicorydox Ride The Wind V Dachshology ________________________________

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Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio February 16, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 50 OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Bill Dyer & Lori Isaacson 1st Dominos Party Somore ML CD RE AX AXJ M. Keshlear & J. Sexton 2nd Duchwood’s Gyronimo MS Sandra J. Russell 3rd Underft SB’s Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash Mary Powell & Alicia (Young) Thompson 4th Duchwood’s Pirate Prince MS Sandra J. Russell NBQ Hurricane Sir Phileo V Birdachs MS Judy & Mack Gallamore OAAB Starters: 15 Judges: Rick Schwarz & Vic Moake 1st Hidden Cedars Kiss Me You Fool MS Gloria LaTour 2nd Ch. Hidden Cedars I Do De Clair MS Gloria LaTour 3rd Hidden Cedars The Writins On The Wall Gloria LaTour 4th Underft KB’s Thief Of My Heart, Mary Powell & Alicia (Young) Thompson NBQ Windspirit’s Legacy ML Kate Snider & Charles H Snider Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 9 Judges: Sandy Russell & Ashley Dumas 1st FC Nix vom Nordlicht JE CGC Larry Gohlke and Cheri Faust 2nd FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CGC CA Stan Knoll 3rd FC Windspirit Hunter Von Wingover ML Kate Snider and Phil Bird 4th FC BG’s Boogie Child Gail C. Page & Robert Page NBQ FC Hidden Cedars No Jacket Required Laura Isaacson Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 12 Judges: Rick Schwarz & Bill Dyer 1st FC Danika Vom Nordlicht TD ME CGC Cheri Faust and Larry Gohlke 2nd FC Hidden Cedars Grabbin’ That Brass Ring Victor Moake and Gloria Latour 3rd FC Hurricane Ana Maria V Czar SW Judy and Mack Gallamore 4th FC Hidden Cedars Mara Jade Laura Isaacson

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Field Trial Results continued from page 71 NBQ FC Bobs Babe Von Knobydox, Tina A. Knoll Best Open: Hidden Cedars Kiss Me You Fool MS Absolute: FC Nix vom Nordlicht JE CGC ________________________________

Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio February 17, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 46 OAAD Starters: 13 Judges: Larry Gohlke & Tina Knoll 1st Hidden Cedars Winslow Elaine Hinson 2nd Hurricane Sir Phileo V Birdachs MS Judy & Mack Gallamore 3rd Duchwood’s Gyronimo MS Sandra J. Russell 4th Duchwood’s Royal Riddle MS Sandra J. Russell NBQ Duchwood’s Pirate Prince MS Sandra J. Russell OAAB Starters: 13 Judges: Bill Dyer & Bob Page 1st Hidden Cedars The Writins On The Wall Gloria LaTour 2nd Hidden Cedars Kiss Me U Fool MS Gloria LaTour 3rd Windsprit’s Legacy ML Kate and Charles H. Snider 4th Hidden Cedars Read Between The Lines MSB Debbie Senkbeil & Laurie Rutherford NBQ Ch. Hidden Cedars I Do De Clair MS Gloria LaTour Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 9 Judges: Bill Dyer & Vic Moake 1st FC Windspirit’s Hunter ML Kate Snider & Phil Bird 2nd FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling CGC Laura Isaason 3rd FC Nix vom Nordlicht JE CGC Larry Gohlke and Cheri Faust 4th FC Hidden Cedars No Jacket Required Laura Isaacon NBQ FC Underft SB’s Mr Big Stuff MS Mary Powell & Alicia (Young) Thompson Field Champion Bitches Number of Starters: 11 Judges: Mary Powell & Gail Page 1st DC Nadja V Dorndorf SE Tina A. Knoll

2nd FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME CGC Cheri Faust and Larry Gohike 3rd FC Bobs Babe von Knobydox, Tina A. Knoll 4th FC Hidden Cedars Mara Jade Laura Isaacson NBQ FC Bridgett of Hidden Cedars Rick & Jane Schwarz

Judges for Best Open & Absolute: Brian Owen & Kathleen Lockyer Best Open: Southwinds Tickled Pink ML Val & Fred Higgenbotham Absolute: FC Windspirits Hunter Von Winger ML Kate Snider & Phil Bird

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Mississippi Dachshund Club March 1, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 54 OAAD Starters: 20 Judges: Ken Hagmueller & Mary Powell 1st Ch. Duchwood’s Gyronimo MS Sandra J. Russell 2nd Duchwood’s Royal Riddle MS Sandra J. Russell 3rd Doxidocs On The Fast Track, Marilyn J. Roan, DVM 4th Ch. Duchwood’s Tangled Web, MX, MXJ, MJB, CGC NBQ Withheld OAAB Starters: 12 Judges: Sandra J. Russell & Ashley Dumas 1st Southwinds Tickled Pink ML Val Higgenbotham & Fred Higgenbotham 2nd Twelfth Night Prime Time Beckons To Havalyn L J. Lawrence Barnett & Kay Barnett & Anne H. Carson 3rd Doxidocs Tracie V Waldon, Marilyn J. Roan, DVM 4th Ch. EZ Goin’s Gunsmoke Gal C Laci MW, NAP, NJP NBQ Windspirits Legacy ML Kate Snider & Charles H. Snider Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 22 Judges: Brian Owen & Kathleen Lockyer 1st FC Windspirit’s Hunter Von Winger ML Kate Snider & Phil Bird 2nd DC Rellih’s Little Indian MW, TD, SE, CGC, Linda A. Snyder 3rd FC Rellih’s Hopi Kachina Spirit MW, TD, CGC Linda A. Snyder 4th FC Lorindol One Moment In Time SS Linda A. Snyder NBQ GCh. DC Lorindol Dream Rider, Vickie Spencer & Bill Spencer

Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Club March 2, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 47 OAAD Starters: 17 Judges: Ashley Dumas and Shawn Nies 1st Duchwood’s Klark Kent MS Sandra Russell 2nd GCh. Dachshire v Lockshire’s Cruisin’ SL Thomas & Kathleen Lockyer 3rd Dominos Partsomore ML CD RE AX AXJ Melissa Keshlear 4th Ch. EZ Goins Mr. Deeks at Laci MW TD Cindi Todd NBQ Ch. Duchwood’s Tangled Web MS MX MXJ MJB CGC Sandra Russell OAAB Starters: 11 Judges: Larry Innis and Will Guillot 1st Duchwood’s Paisley Patch MS Sandra Russell 2nd Twelfth Night Prime Time Beckons to Havalyn J. Lawrence & Kay Barnett and Anne Carson 3rd Windspirit’s Legacy ML Kate & Charles Snider 4th Underft KB’s Thief of My Heart, Mary Powell and Alicia Thompson NBQ KenKaye’s Born to Fly MLD RA CGC Karen Henry Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 10 Judges: Vicki Spencer & Will Guillot 1st FC Windspirit’s Hunter von Wingover ML Kate Snider and Phil Bird 2nd DC Rellih’s Little Indian MW TD SE CGC Linda Snyder 3rd DC Penni’s Chipotle Pepper SL CD RE NAJ JE CGC Larry & Paula Innis 4th FC TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight JE CGC Cynthia Yeager NBQ FC Underft SB’s Mr Big Stuff MS Mary Powell and Alicia Thompson Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 9 Judges: David L. Brown & Randy David 1st FC Mye Dachshire

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Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Club March 3, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 33OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Vicki Spencer & Will Guillot 1st Duchwood’s Royal Riddle MS Sandra Russell 2nd Duchwood’s Pirate Prince Sandra Russell 3rd Dominos Partysomore ML CD RE AX AXJ Melissa Keshlear 4th Duchwood’s Klark Kent MS Sandra Russell NBQ KenKaye’s Lil Deuce Coupe ML RN Karen Henry OAAB Starters: 6 Judges: David L. Brown and Randy David 1st Duchwood’s Paisley Patch MS Sandra Russell 2nd KenKaye’s Born to Fly MLD RA CGC Karen Henry 3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ Withheld Field Champions: Dogs Number of Starters: 6 Judges: Randy David and Shawn Nies 1st FC Underft SB’s Mr Big Stuff MS Mary Powell & Alicia Thompson 2nd DC Rellih’s Little Indian-MW TD SE CGC Linda Snyder 3rd FC TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight JE CGC Cynthia Yeager 4th DC Penni’s Chipotle Pepper SL CD RE NAJ JE CGC Larry & Paula Innis NBQ FC Mye Dachshire Blue Moon Talisman JE STAR CGC Sandi Myers & Ken Hagmueller


Field Champion Bitches: Number of Starters: 7 Judges: Mary Powell & Will Guillot 1st FC Caidrac’s Lonesome Dove MW CGC, Elizabeth & Jerry Ellis 2nd GCh. DC Lorindol Dream Rider SS Vicki & Bill Spencer 3rd FC Von Schatten Knight of Mischief Shawn Nies 4th FC Rellih’s Hopi Kachina Spirit MW TD CGC Linda Snyder NBQ FC Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon JE Sandi Myers & Ken Hagmueller Judges for Best Open/Absolute: David L. Brown and Randy David Best Open: Duchwood’s Royal Riddle MS Sandra Russell Absolute: FC Caidrac’s Lonesome Dove MW CGC Elizabeth & Jerry Ellis ________________________________

Northern California Dachshund Club, Inc. March 2, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 51 OAAD Starters: 16 Judges: Maggie Craig & Marleen Yann 1st Hatler’s Prince Charming Audrey Hsia 2nd Tastaryds Pendragon Susan Fuller 3rd Goodwood’s Oh My Goodness C. Mancha, L. Stutts 4th Wingover’s Obi-Wan Susan Fuller NBQ Goodwood the Gods Must Be Crazy Good P. & B. Withorn OAAB Starters: 12 Judges: Holly Browning & Kerri Shandro 1st Electric Snow Queen of Cedarcroft ML Mike & Terri Dilley, M. Deans 2nd GCh. Verdon’s Devil Made Me Do It Dolores & Jim Morris, S. Henderson 3rd Goodwood Fifa’s Good Journey Claire Mancha, L. Stutts 4th Joe’s Lilly of the Valley Sandra J. Cave, Joseph Cave NBQ Goodwood’s Good Miss Moneypenny M. & K. Ford, C. Mancha Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 23 Judges: Holly Browning & Kerri Shandro 1st FC Danika vom Nordlicht Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke 2nd FC Nix vom Nordlicht Larry Gohlke, Cheri Faust

http://www.silverhairedlady.com/circlehelp.html http://www.akcchf.org/how-you-can-help/donate/purina-parent-club.html 3rd DC Hollhounds Raising Cain at Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr 4th FC Westrose Guns & Roses Julie L. & Robert L. Couch NBQ DC Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig, Tim Durland Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Holly Browning, Kerri Shandro Best Open: Hatler’s Prince Charming Absolute: FC Danika vom Nordlicht ________________________________

Northern California Dachshund Club, Inc. March 3, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 39 OAAD Stake Number of Starters: 12 Judges: Claudia Holaday & Ron Yann

1st Goodwood the Gods Must Be Crazy Good P. & B. Whithorn 2nd Max von Bispingdorpe Uta Fehlhaber-Smith, J. Smith 3rd Wingover’s Obi-Wan Susan Fuller 4th Ch. Doxieville That’s Why Bentley at GRD MW Denise Gehring, Dana Gehring NBQ Goodwood’s Oh My Goodness C. Mancha, L. Stutts OAAB Starters: 11 Judges: Maggie Craig & Rob Couch 1st Goodwood Fifa’s Good Journey C. Mancha, L. Stutts 2nd Just a Lil’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Justine Espinoza, E. Golightly 3rd Dobre Butelka Wino Z Good Angelyn L. Piatek 4th Spell Caster of Cedarcroft MLC Terri & Mike Dilley, K. Sahlin

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NBQ Joe’s Lilly of the Valley Sandra Cave & Joseph Cave Field Champions: Combined Number of Starters: 16 Judges: Claire Mancha & Claudia Holaday 1st DC Lockshire Rain Shadow Marleen & Ron Yann 2nd DC Harmony Run Rhapsody in Blue MW Robert & Judy Knight, D. Turner 3rd DC Lorindol Rider of the Mist Joe & Sharon Carr 4th FC Westrose Guns Roses MWD Jule & Robert Couch NBQ DC Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig, Tim Durland Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Claudia Holaday & Sharon Carr Best Open: Goodwood Fifa’s Good Journey Absolute: DC Lockshire Rain Shadow _______________________________


It’s More than Just a Bite! continued from page 12... homes – resulting in the glorious diversity that is the AKC array of breeds. All wild canids, by contrast, look remarkably similar: medium size, medium length hair coat, long bushy tail and cone shaped skull and nose. But, did you know that without selective breeding, colonies of feral domestic dogs will, in a few generations, revert to the same look as wild dogs? Skull shape is one of the most biologically important variations in the dog, because changing the ˝default˝ cone-shaped head will change the size and shape of the brain case, the eyes, nose, teeth and airway. There are some health risks that are suspected to have associations with the size and shape of the dog’s head. Researchers are currently trying to understand the causes of Syringomyelia (SM), a common spinal cord abnormality in small breed dogs. It is believed that genetic factors contribute to the disease. In a very broad sense, we have three basic skull types in domestic breeds: long nosed (dolichocephalic), short-nosed (brachiocephalic) and medium (mesocephalic). The dolichocephalic breeds, like Greyhounds and Borzois, tend to have very narrow skulls, and may have problems with eye formation, overbites and not enough room for their incisor teeth to fit properly. Brachiocephalic breeds, like Pugs and Bulldogs, have underbites, which are even more exaggerated in some versions of these breeds. When the shape of the skull is distorted, the space into which the teeth erupt can be distorted as well. This results in crooked teeth, that don’t fit together properly, or ˝malocclusions.˝ Why do dog breeders care about bite? Because well-bred, truly functional dogs have good bites! A good bite is associated with good posture and good gaiting, because the teeth and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are giving critical postural information to the brain. A good bite results in neutral TMJs, which allow neutral posture. Try this exercise: Stand on level ground with easy neutral stance, arms at your sides. Feel how your weight is centered between your feet. Thrust your lower jaw forward as far as you can voluntarily, creating an underbite. Wait, and feel the postural changes. Now pull the jaw back as far as you can. Most people will feel their bodies pitch forward and back with the movement of the jaw. You can experiment with side to side as well, and feel your weight shift from foot to foot. This is a cool ˝party trick,˝ but it actually shows something very profound: jaw position helps determine weight-bearing, because the top priority of the nervous system is to keep the brain safe by making sure the nearby TM joints are symmetrically stimulated, indicating that the head is level and symmetrically supported. When a dog has a congenital or genetic malocclusion, the rest of the body may have an adapted posture— which may make them susceptible to some weight-bearing injuries over time. What about dental anomalies outside the brachiocephalic/dolichocephalic pattern? While orthodontic procedures can help some adult dogs become more functional, it is considered unethical to use these techniques on a potential breeding animal. But some dental problems are from juvenile injury, and can be helped with early intervention. It is critically important to evaluate the baby teeth at six weeks, because missing teeth and non-symmetrical jaw growth can be most easily influenced in the fast growing young dog. Why should we do this? Cutting edge research in epigenetics shows that life experience influences gene expression in a heritable way. And it will improve a dog’s quality of life, and athletic performance to have a functional bite. A truly functional bite is self-cleaning, requiring less dental intervention. And it will help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal problems secondary to postural abnormalities, like hip dysfunction, ACL tears, arthritis, and disc disease. In this four part series, we have explored a variety of causes for common postural problems in domestic dogs. This has been a tiny peek into the amazing world of posture, of which every dog owner, dog breeder and veterinarian should be aware. Postural Rehabilitation training for veterinarians teaches how to recognize and solve postural problems that may be complicating health or performance issues. Previous Segments: What is Posture and Why Should We Care About It? Oh, That Flexible Neck. Feet on the Ground. To read each article in this four-part series, visit: www.akcchf.org/news-events/library !

Klondike, puppy born from a frozen embryo, fetches good news for endangered animals! CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE Contact: Joe Schwartz, (607) 254-6235, Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu

ITHACA, N.Y. — Meet Klondike, the western hemisphere’s first puppy born from a frozen embryo. He’s a beagle-Labrador retriever mix, and although neither of those breeds are endangered, Klondike’s very existence is exciting news for endangered canids, like the red wolf. Now nine months old, Klondike’s beagle mother was fertilized using artificial insemination. The resulting embryos were collected and frozen until Klondike’s surrogate mother, also a beagle, was ready to receive the embryo. This frozen embryo technique is one of many reproductive technologies that can be used to conserve endangered species such as wild canids. Conducted by researchers at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the process of freezing materials such as fertilized eggs – cryopreservation – provides researchers with a tool to repopulate endangered species. Because dogs cycle are able to sustain a pregnancy only once or twice a year, being able to freeze canine embryos is especially important to coordinate timing for transfer into the surrogates. ˝Reproduction in dogs is remarkably different than in other mammals,˝ said Alex Travis, Baker faculty member and Director of Cornell’s campus-wide Center for Wildlife Conservation. ˝We’re working to understand these differences so we can tackle issues ranging from developing contraceptives to preserving the genetic diversity of endangered animals through assisted reproduction.˝ This research is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, Cornell’s Baker Institute and the Smithsonian Institution, and is part of a new, joint program to train the next generation of scientists to solve real world problems in conservation. The Baker Institute for Animal Health of The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell is one of the oldest research centers dedicated to the study of veterinary infectious diseases, immunology, genetics and reproduction. For more information about veterinary medicine at Cornell, visit: http://www.vet.cornell.edu For information about the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, visit: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/default.cfm

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NOMINATION FORM 2014 DCA NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL & EARTHDOG JUDGES DCA National Field Trial: January 18-26, 2014 DCA National Earthdog Test: January 18-26, 2014 Planned Location: Vacaville, CA Specific Dates and Site Locations to be Announced Later PEC suggests DCA National Field Trial judges have a minimum of 10 trials experience, and that DCA National Earthdog judges be approved through Master. Info concerning judges’ experience is available at www.akc.org/judges_directory/ ~Nominees must be agreeable to the following in order for their name to be submitted on this form~ DCA National Field Trial judges will receive one night’s hotel lodging for each day of judging and will be reimbursed up to $300 for actual travel and meal expenses. DCA National Earthdog Test judges will be paid a fee of $100 if the test is held within their region, $200 if held outside their region, $50 if the judge’s assignment is additional to a National Field Trial assignment OR if the judge officiates a second earthdog class at the National Earthdog Test. Persons judging at the DCA National Field Trial shall not exhibit at the National Field Trial. Persons may not judge at the National Field Trial or Earthdog Test two years in a row. A ballot listing all nominated judges will be published and available to all DCA members. DCA members’ votes must be mailed to the designated teller for tabulation by the date indicated on the ballot. The National Field Trial and Earthdog Test Chairmen will select the event judges based on the number of votes they have received.

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REGISTER OF MERIT These dogs were inadvertently left out of the listings that were published in the Autumn, 2012 newsletter. Ann Wlodkowski

Ch. Dikerdachs Katerie Tekawitha - ROMX, Long Female, Miniature Owner - Valerie Diker

Ch. Brodachs Shadowed By Angels - ROMX, Wire Female, Standard Owner - Patricia Brooks, Diana Macpherson and Patricia Ridgard

Wagsmore’s Chrisma Counts ML - ROMX, Long Female, Miniature Owner – Jeff and Karyn Russel Dionne

Ch. Brodachs Shadow Dancer W - ROMX, Wire Female, Standard Owner - Patricia Brooks and Eric Brooks

Ch. Wagsmore Carte Blanche ML - ROM, Long Female, Miniature Owmer - Debbie James

Ch. Midernoch Dance Upon The Wind W - ROMX, Wire Female, Standard Owner - Diane MacPherson and Patricia Ridgard

Can. Ch. Tori-Janice’s Wee Angus MS - ROMX, Smooth Male, Miniature Owner - Jeanne Rice . Ch. Jagie On My Laurel Midernoch - ROM, Smooth Female, Standard Owner - Patricia Ridgard and Eric Henningsen

Midernochs Rachel - ROM, Wire Female, Standard Owner - Patricia Ridgard and Diana MacPherson Terravilla’s A Little Whoopee - ROM, Wire Female, Standard Owner - Diana MacPherson and Patricia Ridgard

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NEW DUAL CHAMPION STARDUST DO U BELIEVE N MAGIC, JE, CGC (DC Hale’s Hudson SL, JE, RN, CGC, VC x FC Stardust One Way or Another, JE, RA, CGC, ROMX

Magic is the third Dual Champion and 5th Champion from this litter, she finished her Championship with four majors (5, 4, 3, 3). We are so proud of our beautiful and smart dogs.

NEW GRAND CHAMPION BARKERVILLE LOTTA SCHULTZ (Am./Can. Ch. Jonlin Sir Boyd x Am./Can. Ch. Barkerville Vogue)

˝Lotta˝ finishes her Grand Championship in style with a Hound Group 4th at the All Hound Club of Bellingham show under judge Francisco Chapa from Mexico. Breeders/Owners: Ted H. & Karen Brunner BARKERVILLE DACHSHUNDS www.barkervilledachshunds.com

Breeder: Anne Schmidt, Owners: Barb Koch and Anne Schmidt stardust3940@aol.com • http://www.stardustdachshunds.info/ Dachshund Club of America

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HORMONE CREAM IS POISONING DOGS Hormone cream users need to keep an eye out for the symptoms of hormone poisoning. Even the bio-identical’s can cause problems when transferred to an animal or a child. Reports show most dogs are either physically rubbing up against their owners or licking them. This causes a transference from the inner arm (where the hormone cream is usually applied) onto the dog. Women need to remember to wash their hands after applying hormone cream, as some may remain on their hands and be transferred to their dog. Please note that hormone cream poisoning is equally dangerous to other pets that come in contact with it. It is also a danger to children. How many grandmother’s out there rock their grandchildren to sleep? Ladies, are you cradling your loved ones and accidentally exposing them to these hormones? Symptoms of hormonal poisoning in female dogs mimic heat. Engorged genitals, bloody discharge and behavioral issues. Many dog owners have taken their spayed dogs back to the veterinarian and at first everyone was stumped. A few dogs underwent additional needless surgery by uninformed veterinarians to ensure the spaying was done properly. Many male dogs were seen with engorged breasts and hair loss. Anemia and diarrhea are the most immediate reactions when a dog is exposed to hormone cream. Dogs can recover from the initial symptoms, but the long term effects are unknown. Problems may include aplastic anemia, mammary tumors and a higher percentage of developing breast cancer. A few ways to keep the cream away from pets and children include: • Wash hands after using cream; • Cover the area with a bandage; • Apply cream to inner thighs or stomach away from where children and pets may rub against it. Also do all you can to make pediatricians and veterinarians aware of this. They are the first in line to see these poisonings and many don’t think to look for hormone poisoning. Informing the medical profession that this problem exists may save an animal or child many expensive tests. Not to mention precious time in a diagnosis. Seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect your dog has ingested hormone cream. Be sure to take the tube to the vet so appropriate treatment can be administered to your dog. Don’t wait for a reaction and hope your dogs recovers without veterinary care. Dogs get into things. I’ve never known a dog who didn’t. Your vet will understand and know how to treat the symptoms much better than you do.

The DCA Trophy Program thanks the following for their donations to the DCA Trophy Program. A label of recognition has been placed on each item. These items are an important part of our breed’s history so we are pleased to have received them. Estate of Ed and Pam Barringer 5˝ Wire Plaques: 12 5˝ Smooth Plaques: 9 8˝ Smooth Plaque: 1 8˝ Wire Plaques: 2 11˝ Smooth Plaque: 1 Estate of Dorothy (Dee) Hutchinson 5˝ Wire Plaques: 3 5˝ Smooth Plaques: 5 8˝ Smooth Plaque: 3 8˝ Wire Plaques: 8 11˝ Smooth Plaque: 1 11˝ Wire Plaque: 1 Estate of Nancy Shelton, Brentwald Kennel 5˝ Wire Plaques: 5 5˝ Smooth Plaques: 10 8˝ Smooth Plaque: 2 Florence Seabring 27 gold filled pins Richard Hilliard 2 brass medallions Lois Ballard, Pocketpack Dachshunds Brass medallions: 12 TDX brass medallion: 1 TDX engraved brass medallion: 1 Engraved judges’ pewter medallions: 5 Velvet bags: 2 John Wade 5˝ plaque: 2 11˝ Smooth plaque: 1

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Friday, May 10, 2013 Dachshund Club of America, Inc. Variable Surface Tracking (VST) Open to Dachshunds at near-by Junior College Campus

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Saturday, May 11, 2013 Dachshund Club of St. Louis, Inc. Earthdog Tests Open to Dachshunds and all Qualified Terriers at our Permanent Earthdog Test Grounds at Purina Farms Judges: Ashley Dumas Lois Ballard M.A. Klein

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. hosts

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Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, 2013 Dachshund Club of America, Inc. Tracking Dog (TD) and Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) Open to Dachshunds at Purina Farms

Sunday, May 12, 2013 Dachshund Club of America, Inc. Earthdog Tests Open to Dachshunds at our Permanent Earthdog Test Grounds at Purina Farms

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Dachshund Club of America, Inc. Purina Canine Event Center Agility (morning) Judge: Karen Winter Agility Trial Secretary Lab Tested Secretary Services (Carolyn Johnson)

Websites: http://www.dachshund-stl.org/ http://www.foytrentdogshows.com/ http://dachshund dca.org/13dcascheduleofe.html

Dachshund Club of St. Louis, Inc. 96th Specialty Show (afternoon) Purina Canine Event Center Conformation Judges: Longhair: Diane McCormack Smooth: Ann Gordon Wirehair: Gretchen Bernardi Wednesday, May 15, 2013 DCA Conformation Longhair: Mrs. Jane Sagami Watkins Smooth: Mrs. Andra O’Connell Wirehair: Ms. Georjan Bridger Jr. Show Judge: Georjan Bridger Obedience Judge: Mr. Fred Buroff Rally Judge: Sharon West

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 DCA Sweepstakes Longhair: John Brading Smooth: Dean Schutte Wirehair: Dawn-ReneĂŠ Mack Rally Judge: Virginia Kinion

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Friday, May 17, 2013 Conformation Classes, one Variety, & Obedience Conformation Longhair: Monica Canestrini Smooth: Larry Sorenson Wirehair: Lynne Allen Jr. Show Judge: Lynne Allen. Obedience Judge: Virginia Kinion Saturday, May 18, 2013 The two remaining Varieties, Parade of Veterans, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite to Best of Breed, and Best in Specialty for all of the nonregular classes.

DCA RESERVED GROOMING 2013 Reserved Grooming spaces with ample electricity will be $30 for one 5 ft. x 10 ft. space. You may rent more than one space. If you want to be placed next to another exhibitor please submit the requests in the same envelope if possible and/or ensure it is clearly annotated on the Grooming Space Request. Rental fee and information must be sent to: DCA 2013 Grooming Reservation, Deneice (Denny) Van Hook, 3 Deerwood Trail, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-3311

DCA National Specialty 2013 Host Hotel Information Holiday Inn 4901 Six flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025 1-800-782-8108 The Hotel is approximately 31 miles from the St. Louis airport.

Purina Event Center is approximately 10 miles (door to door) from the Holiday Inn. Room rate for one to four people: $102.00 + taxes Room rate for just a few suites $179.00 + taxes Up to but no more than six dogs per room are allowed. There is a $35.00 non-refundable pet deposit if dogs will be in the room.

Reservations are made by calling only by phone. Please call 1-800-782-8108 and ask for the Dachshund Club rate.

Bathing dogs in the room is not allowed. The hotel has a building near the back of the property that is for bathing and grooming. It has dog wash stations, blow dryers, some power outlets, and towels are also furnished for the dogs by the hotel.

REMEMBER!!! ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 24, 2013 Dachshund Club of America

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SPRING, 2013


At Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO May, 2013

Tracking: May 8-10 DCSL Earthdog: May 11 DCA Earthdog: May 12 DCA Agility: May 14 DCSL Specialty Show: May 14 May 15-18: DCA National Specialty Shows, DCA Rally and Obedience, DCA Annual Meeting

DCA 2013 Field Trials At the Maryland Beagle Club MWDC Field Trial: April 11-12, 2013 DCA Field Trial: April 13-14, 2013


SPRING 2013, Volume XXXVII, Number 1

The Dachshund Club of America Newsletter Lynne Dahlén, Editor 9086 Daniels 70 Siren, WI 54872 Official DCA Website: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/

“NEXUS” JOINS THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB! MUSHROOM/CANCER STUDY BETTER CANINE DENTITION A RING STEWARD’S NOTES GETTING STARTED IN AGILITY FIELD & EARTHDOG NOMINATIONS

Spring 2013 DCA Newsletter  

The digital version of the Spring 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2013 DCA Newsletter  

The digital version of the Spring 2013 Newsletter

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