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The Lighter Side of Judging
By ronnie irving
by michael faulkner
22 Question Of The Week
September 23, 2011
BY matthew h. stander
26 Brace Yourself By andrew brace
Obedience & Rally Musings by minta “mike” williquette
34 Bests Of The Week 38
Ten Questions by lesley boyes
40 Man’s Best Friend - Secord & Sladmore by nick waters
42 The Fancy Speaks: Where’s The Courage? by mrs. robert d. smith
46 The Canine Melanoma Vaccine: Revolutionary Medicine by sharon pflaumer
Heelwork To Music by richard curtis
52 Reindeer Herder Turned All-Purpose Dog: The Samoyed by mj nelson
126 dog show calendar
54 Rare Breeds Of The World: Armenian Gampr
134 handlers directory
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A Thought To Consider by seymour weiss
60 Otterhound National Specialty
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The Fancy Speaks: Ric Chashoudian By peter green
74 Judges’ Choice: Miniature Pinscher courtesy of the kennel gazette
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Ric’s Passing, A Quote from Churchill And More
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by matthew H. Stander
108 The Gossip Column by eugene z. zaphiris
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132 Click - The Way We Were by perry phillips
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Richard (Ric) Chashoudian 1931-2011
Ric Chashoudian’s death this past week ends a lifetime career in the sport of dogs, which began in 1944. He had derived his living from dogs per his own acknowledgement and as reported in Connie Vanacore’s book “Who’s Who in Dogs” since he was seventeen years old. During his more than forty years as a professional dog handler he handled virtually every breed recognized by the American Kennel Club. Dogs in his charge were awarded more than 500 All-Breed Bests in Show in the United States alone including Westminster’s 100th anniversary show in 1976. Perhaps though he is most renowned and remembered as one of the most skilled presenters of the terrier the world of the dog show has ever known and his reputation as both a judge and sculptor of bronze figurines of show dogs was internationally acclaimed. Furthermore his ability to pass on to those who worked for him his knowledge was an undeniable fact of life. If you had the talent Ric would bring it out in you! However he was as tough a taskmaster as a handler as one could encounter and working for him on a day-to-day basis was no easy task. The ultimate result for those who did work for him may have been rewarding in the long run but his demands were high and his temper virtually uncontrollable. When he retired to become a judge there was hope that he would fulfill the high expectations anticipated by the cognoscenti within the sport. Sadly his career was marred by controversy both real and imagined but it is safe to say that a Chashoudian stamp of approval on any exhibit was a cherished honor for life. What he could have accomplished as a judge never did reach the high hopes of many of his peers. Nonetheless there is a strong and solid foundation of fanciers who remain devoted to Ric and his memory and to all these people these pages offer our sympathy and prayers and thanks for the positive energies Ric brought and contributed to the world of the dog.
The Judging Approval Mess
There are at least two aspects to consider insofar as discussing the Smith Committee Report is concerned. One of course and what should be the most important aspect but which has unfortunately been overshadowed by the action of the Board collectively and
certain members individually are the merits of the proposal itself. What has happened is that one Board Member in particular and six others joining him have thrown the entire process into a confused and agitated state, which revolves more around a power coup than what is actually good for the judging experience and the breeders and exhibitors who support the shows. It would appear initially that the concept of AKC being a “club of clubs”, which is specifically designated in the Constitution and Bylaws, is being bypassed in the Judges Approval area in an effort to establish individual dominance and/or control of the governing body, the Board of Directors. Instead of concentrating and devoting their energies as to how to improve a deteriorating judging approval situation the parties to the stall namely Messrs. Gladstone, Ashby and Battaglia are in reality attempting to force individual designations on any level to assure victory for their candidates come the March election. Thereby controlling who in fact will become Board Chairman. Not only is this cheap and questionable it raises the factor of fiduciary obligations and to whom?? The corporation they were elected to serve or to themselves. Then comes Mr. Gladstone usurping the Board decision to ask for input on an AKC web site and establishing a counterpart of his own! How dare he do such a thing without Board approval. These pages question the legality of his initial motion with which to begin but for him to act unilaterally thereafter based on a Board vote and to bypass the established procedures is outrageous, counter-productive and reprehensible. Why the Board Chairman has not taken immediate action confounds most people concerned with the longevity and continuation of our sport. These pages urge the Chairman and the Board itself to publicly speak out and condemn these actions of Mr. Gladstone!
As To The Proposal Itself
There are valid points and not up to snuff things proposed but overall it is an improvement over what presently exists. Whether or not and just how vague the proposals are with regard to how they will actually work in practice needs clarification. Probably the number of judges will increase which will make the judges happy but will the quality of judging improve as well?? Hard to answer that one, isn’t it? And what truly is questionable is how will the actual quality of judging be assessed. Relying on everyone and anyone to pass comment will ultimately result in popularity counting
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for more than ability. As far as extending the say of the Field Reps in these matters what makes them expert judges--wouldn’t it be wiser to have the experience and respect of senior existing judges used more in the assessment process? Of course these pages have been asking for that for years now to little or no avail. These are just some of our thoughts which ultimately are really summed up with the impression that the suggestions are little more than ‘more of the same. Without facing the prospect of slowing people down, requiring more emphasis on breed requirements and creating a system in which the key factors are quality and not quantity, the proposed changes will result in little dynamic action.
Peta’s Latest Tactic
People for the Ethical treatment of Animals, no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornographic website in the name of animal rights! Through these controversial campaigns, which frequently draw criticism from women’s rights groups, PETA said it hopes to raise awareness of veganism through a mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering. PETA has been accused of campaigning for animal rights at the cost of exploiting women. A Facebook group, Real Women Against PETA, was launched after the organization paid for a billboard showing an obese women with the message: “Save the Whales. Lose the Blubber. Go Vegetarian.” That PETA’s use of sexism has become more extreme and degrading seems to be apparent to many. PETA has filed paperwork to launch its pornography site when the controversial new .xxx domain becomes active. Yet another example of this group’s extremism as it exploits women only to make their point, which is both ingenuous and misogynistic.
Thought For The Week
The Reserve Best in Show becomes a fact of dog show life come July 2012! Just what is needed! Another unnecessary award which will count for little but to assuage the egos of those looking for additional bragging rights. The only ones to gain will be the professional handler who is already printing new rate cards providing for the new fee to be paid for coming in second and one would think the dog magazines will now be getting ads reading “Number One Reserve Winning Best in Show Dog”!! Is that really necessary-we think not!
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IRVING’S IMPRESSIONS by Ronnie Irving
Definitions – “The Breed Specialist is a judge who learns more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing. The All-rounder, on the other hand, is a judge who learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything”! Specialist Versus All-Rounder When it comes to any discussion of the merits of using specialist judges versus all round judges, or on the optimum mix of the two, there would seem to me to be at least three main aspects that have to be considered. Firstly there is the economic issue and its effect on shows. Then there is the effect that the mix of specialist and all round judges can have on the individual breeds concerned. And finally there is the linked aspect of the overall quality of the judging that arises as a result of whatever mix is achieved. As far as the economic issue is concerned it would seem to me that the real requirement to have all-rounders judging, is usually in inverse proportion to the average size of breed entries at shows. In some countries, where shows are small with only two or three hundred dogs entered in total for any single show, the need for judges who can judge a multitude of breeds is absolutely essential. There would be little point in having a different judge for every breed. The shows would quickly go bust! But what about countries where larger individual breed entries are commonplace? There the situation is different and shows can, from an economic and logistical point of view, afford to have judges who only judge a few breeds. Thus in the case of the UK it is perfectly possible financially, to have a majority of judges who can only officiate in one breed. So financial necessity is probably the primary driving force in determining the different balances in various countries, between all-rounders and specialists. In the UK we have about ten to one in favour of specialists while in some countries where entries are very small, such as for example on the island of Malta, the balance probably needs to allow for 100% all-rounders. Inevitably most countries fall between these two extremes. Specialists And Exaggeration While this mix may ultimately be determined by the economics and the practicalities dictated by the size of individual breed entries at shows, what effect does the resulting mix have on the quality of the judges? More importantly what does it, in the end, do for the quality of the dogs? Well of course allrounders have their pros and cons, as do specialists. Let us firstly look at the specialist. Obviously you can’t generalise, but breed type is normally, for many specialists, the first and most important thing to preserve. That must be accepted as a good thing, and everyone would go along with the concept. But what are the downsides to this way of thinking? Firstly, if carried to excess, it can result in specialists being far less aware of, or interested in, or even knowledgeable about movement and conformation than they should be. It can therefore result in some specialists paying far too little attention to these aspects. In my view, if too many specialists judge a breed and pay too much attention to type 14 Dog News
and not enough to soundness, this can also lead to a greater and greater exaggeration of certain breed points. This could possibly be one of the reasons why the UK fancy has had so many issues with the general public over exaggerations in pedigree dogs. It is certainly one of the reasons why the Kennel Club in the UK has had to insist that from January of next year, the winners of best of breed in certain named breeds will have to present themselves to the Show Veterinarian before their Best of Breed award is confirmed and before they are permitted to compete in the Group. Breed Politics But this concentration on exaggerated type – or what the French like to call ‘hyper-type’ is not the only problem found with the worst of the specialist judges. There are other problems too. The first of which is that they often have far too much knowledge of breed politics for their own good. Who is arguing with whom; who is using whose stud dog; who made whose dog win last week; and if I don’t put up their dog this week and they are judging next week, what will happen to my record-breaking dog if I show under them? Of course such lapses of integrity must not - and cannot - be ascribed to every specialist judge. But human nature being what it is, it must be an issue with some. Then there is the issue of specialist judges having pre-conceived ideas about dogs that they have seen frequently before, and have competed against in the ring. So often some specialist judges tend to judge not ‘on the day’ but according to ideas they have formed watching the dogs over many months. That is always a bad idea. Then there is the issue of the frequency (or more likely infrequency) of judging assignments that specialist judges enjoy and the effect that can have on a judge’s performance from the point of view of ring procedure and abiding by the rules. Some judges in the UK only judge once every three years or so, and that can make them quite ‘rusty’ on ring procedure. But of course, not all of this applies to every specialist judge. Many of them do an excellent job and are, in the end of the day, good guardians of their breeds in terms of maintaining true type as well as good conformation, movement and appropriate temperaments. All-Rounders - Enough Experience? Having assassinated the specialists – what about the all-rounders? Well again, any generalisation certainly can’t be applied to all of them. A great deal depends upon the extent and quality of the training they have received and upon their depth of experience in their own country. Here there are several dangers. The first is that sometimes people who have little or no hands-on experience of a breed go into the ring and become completely lost. This all too often happens in
some FCI countries because the FCI normally gives international recognition to all those who are licensed for those breeds in their home country. This means that some judges can, to take a real example, go to a country like Sweden where a breed such as, say, Flat Coated Retrievers, are very strong numerically, and can face an entry of as many as 170 or 180 dogs. In some cases their own country possesses only a handful of the breed and so their real knowledge is very limited. (This could also happen in the USA as the AKC appears to accept all FCI Licensed Judges as being AKC Licensed. The Kennel Club in the UK does not do this. It bases its decisions on the individual judge’s hands-on experience of the breed concerned.) Indeed at a recent FCI Centenary Dog Show, I learned of a judge who was down to judge a fairly strong breed at that prestigious show. He had never ever seen an example of the particular breed in his life! That of course is the fault not only of the FCI approval system for judges, but it is also the fault of the inviting club and, even more importantly, it is the fault of the judge who should have had more sense. Trying To Be An Amateur Specialist Another problem with all-rounders can be the judge who tries to be an amateur specialist and fails miserably. They have perhaps learned one or two key points about a breed and then, when they enter the ring, they throw all of their other knowledge of conformation and movement out of the window. I saw a number of examples of this type of judge when I lived in the USA and showed Border Terriers. An otherwise good judge of breeds such as Fox Terriers, Lakelands or Welsh, would judge those breeds very well and then, confronted with a few Borders, would go to pieces. They often seemed to be looking — not at the dog as a whole and as a normal dog — but instead they would go looking for some obscure, though maybe important, breed point such as a short tail or an otter head. I used to think occasionally that they would have performed rather better if they had judged the Border Terriers according to the Welsh or Lakeland Breed Standards! But perhaps the greatest danger caused by having too many all-rounders and not enough specialists, is that in the end too much concentration on showmanship, conformation and presentation and not enough attention to breed type can result in breeds moving too far away from their unique attributes which constitute breed type thus creating the generic showdog. Concert Pianists But of course what we all need and want is a sensible balance of specialists to all-rounders. We need just enough specialists to maintain true breed type and also enough all-rounders to keep the breed sound and free from unnecessary exaggeration. Above all what we need are good judges, well trained and with a good eye for a dog. Whether they are specialists or all-rounders is of much less importance. Quality of judging is the key factor. Someone once told me that judges were quite similar to pianists. Some people will never learn to play the piano. Others with a good teacher and plenty of training will learn to play tolerably well. Others, but only a very few, will play well enough to become concert pianists. What we must therefore all be looking for, and trying to develop and promote, is more of the concert pianist type of judge - and less of the type that either hits the wrong notes or maybe even hits the right notes - but in the wrong order!
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The Lighter Side of Judging When are you too ol
By Michael Faulkner
n nineteen ninety-five, I was one of the two youngest AKC group judges and sixteen years later, at age fifty I remain one of the youngest. Being first and young forces one to take on extra responsibilities within the judging community---arranging dinners, organizing shuttles, carrying luggage, driving, retrieving beverages, pulling out chairs, assisting with lunch, providing entertainment and caressing egos. All of these additional activities enrich the normal joy I experience judging the dogs. I was hoping, on this particular dog show morning, that after sixteen years I was no longer the first and the youngest. With an expected high temperature of 104 degrees, I prayed not be the first to board the dog show judge’s shuttle van---forced to the back of the bus. Observing my colleagues gathered in the lobby - Mr. TT, Mr. I’M IMPORTANT, Mrs. NEW SHOES, Ms. My BACK HURTS, Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING LAST NIGHT, Ms. I DON’T KNOW WHERE I AM, Mrs. I’M YOUNG TOO, Mrs. MY TIGHT FACE, and Mr. NEEDS NEW HIP pretty much dictate the shuttle van entrance-order. With my case over my left shoulder and my navy blazer over my left arm, I bypass the Rubbermaid plastic booster step ---leap up, duck, tuck and crawl into the back of the white twelve-passenger extended van. Sitting slammed up against the window, with my case and blazer resting on my lap, I wait while the others, assisted by Frank the Driver (FTD), enter the extended white Ford van. MS. I’M YOUNG TOO, ten years my senior, is second in line. With the help of FTD’s hand, she gracefully crawls to my side in the very back. “I’m sure we will be the only ones capable of getting way back here,” she proudly whispers into my right ear, while sweeping her long hair directly into my face. An out of body experience (OBE) surfaces. “Women should be mandated to keep their hair a certain length past a certain age,” I say to myself while trying to eliminate the taste of Pantene Pro-V from my mouth. Mr. TT grabs the front seat with little concern for Mrs. TIGHT FACE and Mr. NEEDS NEW HIP. “Grab hold of my hand,” I offer 18 Dog News
while leaning over the seat and extending my arm to Ms. MY BACK HURTS. “Here, take my purse first and be careful of my manicure!” she cautions. I grab at the wrist and pull. Mrs. MY BACK HURTS shifts forward as the seat belt strap hooks around her neck throwing her off kilter. On impulse, FTD standing closely behind, places both of his hands firmly on her broad bottom and guides her in. Ms. I’M YOUNG TOO pulls the seatbelt up and over her head, as I direct her into the seat in front. “My check is certainly not going to compensate me for this morning’s misery – my back is killing me and I just did not need this,” Mrs. MY BACK HURTS barks while inspecting for damage to her French manicure. Mrs. TIGHT FACE, a frail elderly woman who looks twenty years younger than her actual age, moves forward all wide-eyed and smiles. “I doubt the old girl can actually move either her eyes or her mouth, if the truth be told,” I whisper to myself. FTD lifts Mrs. TIGHT FACE from the waist and gracefully leads her into the first row. “Oh my! Thank you so much…..Now I shall need your muscles to get out, too,” she chortles with a youthful twinkle in her eye. “You go girl!” I whisper in the direction of the window. Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING LAST NIGHT enters the van on her own, moving forward next to Mrs. Tight Face like a bull with blinders, emitting a little toot along the way. “Oh no! She did not just pass gas!!!– Open the windows---quick,” I think. Mrs. I’M TOO YOUNG rolls her eyes while pushing me further against the window, as Mr. I’M IMPORTANT squeezes in trying to get as far away from Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING. “Oh my, that dinner was just a bit too rich for me,” proclaims Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING LAST NIGHT. Ms. I DON’T REMEMBER scoots into the second row next to Mrs. MY BACK HURTS. Mrs. NEW SHOES climbs aboard sitting sidesaddle in the front row next to Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING. “Is everyone here?” asks Mrs. I DON’T REMEMBER. “We are all here, let’s get this bus moving. I am roasting back here and we need the air turned on immediately,” declares Mr. I’M IMPORTANT. Beads of sweat begin to gather on my bald head, as Mr. TT turns all of the
air directional vents towards himself. “Can anyone tell me where we are going?” asks Mrs. I DON’T REMEMBER. “Yes, we are going to the ????? exhibition hall exactly fifteen minutes away,” informs FTD. “Oh – thank God---I need to use the ladies room.!” shares Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING. “No @#$$Q!” I think to myself. “Hey, Mrs. NEW SHOES! How many dogs do you have to judge today?” asks Mr. I’M IMPORTANT. “Not so bad today…only 135, but a full load tomorrow,” she adds. “I over-drew both days and they have me doing Best today and two groups tomorrow,” he remarks with disdain. “Who really cares?” I want to say as Mrs. I CAN”T REMEMBER blurts out – “Can anyone tell me how many dogs I am judging, what ring and what breeds?”
ith sweat dripping from my brow---and not wanting to partake in any of the side conversations--I force an OBE exit. My head begins to swim with images of Gladys Groskins, Edith Nash Hellerman, Gerhardt Plaga, Alvin Mauer, Loraine Masley, Fred Hunt, Bitsy Tipton, Virginia Hampton and more. ”Oh no, there is no escape,” I mumble, shaking myself back into a conversation between Mrs. TIGHT FACE and Mr. I’M IMPORTANT. “That’s just a bunch of bull! I have known you for a longtime and I can tell you it’s not true,” Mrs. Tight Face declares. “Well, I am just saying there is talk that you only put up the young cute boys and people are starting to gossip,” Mr. I’M IMPORTANT repeats. “Well I can personally tell you that a good dog, shown by a good looking man, sure helps complete the picture,” offers Ms. NEW SHOES. “Amen sister!,” I quietly declare to myself. “The ladies are taking over the dog show world and we must protect the men,” says Mrs. MY BACK HURTS. “Well, some people say I only put up the young girls and I can tell you I only look at the dogs,” Mr. TT proudly proclaims, as MS. NEW SHOES hits him over the head with the back of her hand. “I welcome the opportunity to review your placement statistics with certain female handlers---at your leisure,” she adds devilishly. “Are we here? Where actually are we? Continued on page 86
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Question ofthe Week Toni Sosnoff I am totally against this Rule change. One of the thrills of winning a Best in Show is knowing in a final class of outstanding dogs, given that day's entry, that your exhibit was THE one. I think a Reserve Winner Award lowers the great achievement of a Group One Win for the other five dogs, frustrates the Reserve Winner, encourages observers to second guess even more than usual, the judgement of the BIS judge and dilutes the thrill and prestige of that BIS winner... points awarded or not. Gabriel And Ivonne Rangel It's done in a lot of countries. It's nice to have an extra award for the owners, but I think the award should get some points. You spend the same money and do the same work to get to that show, some kind of points would really make it worthwhile.
By Matthew H. Stander The Board recommended and the Delegates approved the Rule change which will now allow a judge to award Reserve Best In Show. For your information this becomes effective in July of 2012. No points will be allocated for this award. The question we ask is, What is your reaction to the concept of having a Reserve Best in Show award?
Margaret R. (Peggy) Wolfe I think it's innocuous. I guess another ribbon/rosette is nice. Won't add much to cost or time of a show, won't increase entries. Only down-side is it'll take away mental bragging rights from the other group winners who, until that point, could have always pretended to think that at least â€œtheyâ€? were probably second. Now everyone'll know you were, at most, third! James White I cannot see any harm in putting this into effect. In fact, I must admit, there have been times I wished I had a Reserve Best in Show to award. Majority of the times there are seven quality dogs in the BIS line-up. In fact we have all seen BIS line-ups where all the dogs were previous BIS winners. Guy H. Fisher My thought is this would be a very nice award . It will give the dog people a sense of getting something for all the efforts put into this wonderful sport. AKC is really trying to make strides to improve the overall sport.
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Ron Scott I think it is fine. Everyone in the final line-up would at least get the feedback from the Judge that they were in the hunt! What does it cost, just another ribbon, another picture and another bonus for the Handler. Patricia Cruz Based upon judging Best in Show for over 30 years at shows around the world, I have observed that "Runnerup" or Reserve Best in Show award is appreciated by both breeders and exhibitors alike. Carol Brown I feel that Reserve Best in Show is just a meaningless prize, especially considering the small size of our shows. I can understand having RBIS at Crufts, which boasts at least 20,000 dogs, but here in the East, there are 3-5 shows every week. I see no point.
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ne consequence of this discussion has been a suggestion that show managements should study the size of entry any judge has attracted for a breed in the past before issuing a future invitation. This may sound like an obvious piece of logic, but it totally overlooks one fact of life ... this being that the best judges don’t necessarily attract the best entries. You might think that is somewhat contradictory. Surely the most capable, honest and knowledgeable in the field will have exhibitors flocking to them for their opinion? To a certain extent this may be true, but not across the board. Let me explain ... Britain is – certainly by comparison with the United States of America – a very small country. The dog sport is somewhat incestuous in that there is a large overlap between judging and exhibiting, there are just 26 all breeds Championship shows held in a year, and for the most part the “top” dogs and the “top” exhibitors support them all, so effectively the competition in a breed remains fairly consistent, given some geographical variation which has in recent years become more noticeable as the costs of fuel have escalated. One of the most admirable qualities any judge of a breed can demonstrate to his exhibitors and ringside is consistency. At an individual show nothing is more satisfying than sitting down to watch a judge work from Minor Puppy Dog through to Open Bitch, and half way through the entry be able to predict which dogs will surface in any given class, based on nothing more than the type of the individual dogs present. By “type” I mean the general stamp of a dog that is the result of its overall shape, size, balance, head and movement. Consistency extends even further over the years as more and more breed assignments are carried out. Judges who excel at their craft carry with them a mental template of every breed they take on and whenever and wherever they judge they are looking for dogs that approximate to that template most closely. When they judge they are looking for exactly the same “look” in a breed and when it is present that is the type of dog that will win top honours. They are unswerving in their understanding of what a breed is all about. Particularly in a country the size of
Britain is not alone in its concern over falling entries at every level of dog show, from the all-breeds Championship events to the smallest Open breed specialty show. There has been widespread discussion – both in the specialist press and at high-profile functions – about what we in the fancy should be doing to make our shows more attractive so that we can maintain the support of existing exhibitors and at the same time coax new enthusiasts into showing their purebreds.
Britain exhibitors get to watch judges sorting out a breed fairly regularly. Those who are consistent will, each year, put up the same type of dog and with time exhibitors tune in to exactly what a judge is looking for, entering dogs accordingly. Nothing can be more flattering for a judge, in my opinion, than having an exhibitor come up to them after an assignment and saying “I didn’t bring such-and-such to you as I knew you wouldn’t like him or her”. This suggests that they have studied the judge’s past performances and worked out where his priorities lie, what he will tolerate and what he insists on. At home I always tell show organisers at home not to give me Beagles – considered to be my main specialist breed – if they want the entry to go through the roof. Whenever I judge this breed seasoned exhibitors know exactly what to bring and what not to bring to me. In a nutshell, I do not appreciate over-size, long-cast hounds with ugly heads. I also loathe Beagles that move like Fox Terriers. So those usually stay away from me! One of our most knowledgeable all-rounders of a past generation was unquestionably gifted when it came to understanding breeds and all their characteristics. That said, he was a puzzling personality in so many ways. His actual judging could also be something of a mystery. I recall him judging Great Danes on several occasions and found him impossible to follow. At one show he seemed to be rewarding beautifully balanced, extremely elegant, clean-lined dogs that were ultra-refined. Then a year or so later I watched him do the same breed and on that occasion he seemed to be going for a much heavier-built almost Mastiff-like type. I knew him well enough to be quite forthright and asked him about this apparent difference in what he was liking. He was quite open and said “If they never know what type you’re going to go for, your entries will always stay up”, which seemed to me to fly in the face of what is expected of a capable judge. The fact that a judge is very comfortable with his understanding of type in a breed will possibly manifest itself in the fact that whenever he judges a breed he will favour dogs of similar breeding. When breeders have spent years developing a line, so that with each generation they produce dogs that look alike, the chances are that their dogs will always appeal to certain judges. Sadly, to the more cynical onlooker this will be interpreted as favouring a particular kennel, or a particular handler, yet in reality the judge is merely favouring the type of dog that is being put before him. Unfortunately in these PC days the new generation of judges seem to think that universal popularity should be one of their goals. They want to please all of the people all of the time, failing to appreciate
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that they are attempting the impossible. Furthermore, standing in the centre of the ring – the loneliest place in the world – is not a popularity contest. Judges are there to do a job, assessing a collection of individual animals against a written blueprint of perfection for that particular breed. That is the sole brief for a judge. Nothing else is relevant. A letter recently appeared in the British dog press on this subject bemoaning the present “sharing it around” philosophy of some of our newer judges. The writer cited several examples of judges who openly admitted that they did not want to give one exhibitor all the major spoils and so went wide after they had received “their fare share”. This is not judging dogs. This is a lottery. I remember many years ago a Beagle competitor of mine for whom I had the greatest admiration appearing in the ring with a dog and bitch, littermates, who were to all intents and purposes identical twins. They were excellent specimens, the male being simply the masculine version of his sister. Both became big winning Champions but I was always puzzled that they never, ever, did “the double” by winning both Challenge Certificates at any one show. If you really loved the male, you would love his sister, but judges were clearly thinking “you’ve won with the dog so I can’t use the bitch too” or vice versa. Strange but true. On the first occasion I awarded CCs in one of the Toy breeds I have now been judging for thirty-plus years the same exhibitor won both CCs, both Reserve CCs and Best Puppy – in a decent entry I might add – and I recall some other exhibitors in the breed speaking to me afterwards and leaving me in no doubt that the next time I judged the breed, I shouldn’t expect much of an entry! But the lady in question was successful at what she was doing and seemed to have a cookie-cutter back home as all the dogs she showed to me that day were of exactly the same type with easily identifiable heads, the same body shape and gait and were of similar size (in a breed where there was considerable size variation). In another breed, with a very large entry, I recall ending up with three littermates in different ownerships and with three different handlers taking both CCs and one Reserve. This came as a complete surprise as it is not a breed I follow closely, but I found it very satisfying, even though I am sure that many exhibitors may have felt I had inside information! One of the judges I most admired was a lady whose consistency was well known. You knew exactly what she wanted – in my breed and others – and always knew exactly what to take to her. On one occasion I showed to her a dog that I felt she would appreciate and happily she did. I did not win the breed that day, but almost. Speaking afterwards, she said to me “You know dear, you obviously know what I like. And isn’t it strange ... I never get huge entries in this breed but I always get the good ones.” Point taken. Show managements may be facing hard times ahead, and obviously the size of their breed entries is important. However, to issue judging invitations based purely on past numbers is I feel a very dangerous road to travel, and if such thinking ever became commonplace many top-class judges may be overlooked in favour of those who prefer to scatter prizes around like confetti.
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his year celebrates 75 years of Obedience Competition Events for the AKC. At the 2011 National Obedience Invitational there will be a DVD presentation named “A Walk Down Memory Lane” to be shown at the NOI get-togethers. The volunteer editors of this project are requesting photos from years gone by. Deb Neufeld and Ken and Aimee Kincaid have agreed to put this presentation together. Here is where all of you Obedience exhibitors can help. They need photos and videos from the longtime folks in the sport. I am going to provide you with their suggestions, but for detailed information, and on how to scan, mail, or otherwise send the images, you can contact them. Deb’s email address is Obdnn@ aol.com, and Ken’s email address is ken@ kincaidps.com. Photos that show an activity in obedience such as a dog jumping the high jump at the original jump height of one and half times the dog height at the shoulder or doing the seek back exercise, photos of people enjoying the camaraderie at an Obedience trial, or handling in the ring, or old win photos with judges that have been
judging for many years, are retired, or deceased are some of the suggestions. Training class photos at the clubs are interesting, and ones from seminars put on by “famous” handlers. You will have to provide people and dogs’ names, and hopefully at least a year date. What is also requested is photos from books, texts or periodicals. Again with the publication name and date published. Also requested are videos made by longtime exhibitors congratulating AKC on the 75 years of competition. Here again the editors can provide the format for these short videos. There is a long list of people that they are looking for photos of. I will name several, but cannot possibly include all of them. Here we go: Chuck Bush, Jim Dearninger, Fred Effinger, Lynn Eggers, Jack Godsil, Mike Godsil, Barbara Goodman, George Goodman, Jim Ham, Velma Janek, Russ Kipple, Captain Will Judy, Sharon Long, Roy Malzan, Milo Pearsall, Blanche Sanders, Helen Whitehouse Walker, Steve Wilet, Don Young, Dick Christ. This list sure reads like a who’s who from yesteryear. As I started going through many old albums and photos it is amazing the memories that are rekindled. As
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my husband Don started showing in Obedience in 1952, and myself in 1966, many events had been forgotten until now. One of the lasting memories I have is of a Gaines Classic Tournament in 1979 held in Minneapolis over Thanksgiving weekend. We car pooled with Kay and Dick Guetzlof for the trip, us from WI., and Kay and Dick from IL. Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed at the host hotel, and the weekend was successful for each of us. The drive home was memorable as it was in a blinding snow storm. I still have the Christmas ornament that was given as a souvenir and it hangs on our tree every year. I think that the friendships and social events were as important as the participation and wins. The “Lets Talk Obedience” Seminars held in Aurora, IL bring back thoughts of a very humorous night. The weekend events were held at the Holiday Inn. There was a hospitality room stocked with adult beverages on Friday evening before the seminar always with a large turnout. We had a room right down the hall from the hospitality room. Apparently Don and another gentleman had gone back to our room to retrieve something. While I was socializing Bob Self, Sr. tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You
might want to go back to the room as there are three hookers with the guys in your room.” Being quite young at the time and a country girl, I had never seen anyone that I knew was a hooker. So off I went with a friend in tow to investigate. By god there they were, three nice looking ladies dressed in mini skirts and boots, somewhat like the rest of us in the 1970s, sitting on the bed talking with the men. They were inquiring if there were any unattached men in our group. When we told them it was doubtful they left. On a much more serious note another memory that is still fresh in my mind is the phone call I received informing me of Jack Godsil’s tragic death. Many of us traveled from around the Midwest for his wake and funeral. The gettogether at Doc Harler’s home the evening before the funeral was testimony to the friends Jack had made during his successful career in dog training. Doc’s eulogy ended with the sign off phrase I use, “Exercise Finished.” I could go on and on remembering the good old days, but I feel that more recent memories and ones in the making are right up there, too. I am hoping the presentation will be available to those of us that cannot attend the NOI this year as I am sure it will be heart warming. Exercise finished.
Q: Who’s On First? You had to ask? A:
With appreciation for this Group First Judge Mr. David Kirkland Steve and Alice Lawrence
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Bests of the Week Panhandle Kennel Club I & II Bichon Frise GCh. Saks Hamelot Little Drummer Boy Judge Mr. Stephen Hubbell Judge Mt. Norman L. Patton Owners B. Weidner, L. Darman, K. Griffin, C. Ruggles Handler Scott Sommer Rochester Minnesota Kennel Club Kuvasz GCh. Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Pence Judge Mr. Kenneth E. Berg Owners Mercedes Vila, Lynn Brady, Connie Townsend & Claudia Muir Handler Diana Wilson Chattanooga Kennel Club Skye Terrier GCh. Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman Judge Mrs. Geraldine Kelly Owners Carolyn Koch & Victor Malzoni, Jr. Handler Larry Cornelius Tupelo Kennel Club - Saturday & Sunday German Shepherd Dog GCh. Babheim’s Captain Crunch Judge Mrs. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine Judge Mr. Carl Liepmann Owners James Moses, Sheree Moses, Debra Stern, Janet Lange, Carlos Navarro, Maria Deschamps Handler James Moses St. Clair Kennel Club - Sunday Pug GCh. Riversong’s Doc Holiday Judge Mrs. Charlotte P. Patterson Owner Carolyn Koch Handler Barry Clothier Pocono Mountain Kennel Club - Friday Bearded Collie GCh. Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins Judge Mrs. Lisa Warren Owners Ellen M. Charles, Larry & Angela Stein, Robert Lamm, Susan Ross & Lesley Woodcock Handler Clifford Steele
Moore County Kennel Club Greyhound GCh. GrandCru Clos Erasmus Judge Mr. James Reynolds Owners Melanie Steele, Rindi Gaudet, & Rose Tomlin Handler Rindi Gaudet Greater Lafayette Kennel Club I & II Standard Poodle GCh. Jaset’s Satisfaction Judge Ms. Rita J. Biddle, Esq. Judge Dr. Robert D. Smith Owners Beth Harris, Michele Molnar and Jamie Danburg Handler Ann Rairigh Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club I & II Black Cocker Spaniel GCh. Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction Judge Mr. William R. Russell Judge Mrs. Michele L. Billings Owners Bruce Van Deman, Carolee Douglas, Mary Walker, Linda Moore Handler Michael Pitts Berks County Kennel Club Boxer GCh. Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream Judge Mr. William Cunningham Owners Debbie McCarrol, Mrs. Jack Billhardt, & Sergio Tenenbaum Handler Diego Garcia Manitowoc County Kennel Club - Saturday & Sunday Brussels Griffon GCh. Knolland Amber Moon Judge Mrs. Sally Ray Baugniet Judge Mrs. Dawn Hansen Owners Beverly Wyckoff & Charles Ginsberg & Susan Kipp Handler Susan Kipp Rochester Minnesota Kennel Club II Doberman Pinscher GCh. Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici Judge Mrs. Eva Berg Owners Suzy & Dick Lundy & Jocelyn & Kevin Mullins Handler Jocelyn Mullins Continued on page 120
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AM. & CAN. CH. QUICHE’S GRAND FINALE But you can
call me Al!
BREEDERS/CO-OWNERS E. & L. PAQUETTE QUICHE KENNELS
OWNERS DANIEL & JULIANNA GARRISON
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10 questions asked by LESLIE BOYES of:
Michele & Elliott
Born: Michele: Sidney, Montana Elliott: Haverhill, Massachusetts Reside: Ocala, Florida Married: 19 years
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What year did you start showing dogs and what breeds were they?
Michele: 1966, Basset Hound and Gordon Setter. Elliott: 1972, Boxers.
Which dog no longer being shown would you liked to have shown or owned?
Michele: English Cocker, Ch. Whitfield’s Cresent Moon. Elliott: Boxer, Ch. Sajac’s Royal Savage.
Why do you think most people want to judge?
Michele: For the continued camaraderie in the sport (when the knees go). Elliott: Haven’t figured that out.
Who are your non-dog heros or heroines exclusive of immediate relatives?
Michele: United States Military. Elliott: Founders of this great country, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and John Bolton.
If you could change one thing about your relationship what would it be?
Michele: Spend less time in the bus, even with a very handsome driver/husband. Elliott: It’s perfect.
How would you describe yourselves in personal ads?
Michele: Loves to travel, drink wine and live with dogs. Elliott: Honest, sincere, hardworking Patriot.
Do you think there are too many dog shows?
Michele: Yes, way too many. Elliott: Absolutely.
Which are your three favorite dog shows?
Michele: Ocala, FL “Horse Country Cluster” on the gorgeous club owned grounds, Cherokee Rose Clusters in Atlanta and Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers. Elliott: Ocala, Cherokee Rose Cluster, Palm Beach.
Do you think there should be a limit on the number of times a dog may be exhibited in a year?
Michele: No Elliott: No.
How do you react to people flying in and out of shows on the same weekend?
Michele: Neutral...It is the responsibility of the owner and handler how to best handle the situation. Elliott: Thankfully we’re a Free country and can do as we please.
THE WILLIAM SECORD & SLADMORE GALLERIES
THE DOG SHOW By Nick Waters
ith its long tradition of offering fine 19th and 20th century dog paintings to the
discerning collector,it is perhaps surprising that the New York based William Secord Gallery has never exhibited in London. All will soon be put right when the gallery collaborates with the renowned animalier sculpture specialist, the Sladmore Gallery, to present â€˜The Dog Show: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Paintings and Bronzesâ€™.
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he Sladmore was founded in 1965 and this year the Secord Gallery celebrates its 21st anniversary, so collectively they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the subject. In addition, William Secord has contributed three scholarly works on the subject of dog painting and Edward Horswell from the Sladmore and his late mother Jane two on bronzes. With the exception of Rembrandt Bugattiâ€™s bronze of the familyâ€™s pet Dachshund, Wurst and a selection of models and trophies on loan from the Kennel Club, which includes the silver models of the Borzoi, Ch. Tsaretsa and the Chow Chow, Ch. Blue Blood, the bronze model of the Great Dane, Ch. Bosco Von Der Saalburg and a selection of Crufts trophies, all the exhibits will be for sale.
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THE FANCY SPEAKS Where’s The Courage? Mrs. Robert D. Smith
efore reading this article everyone should know that I have a personal involvement with the “Smith Committee”.
Over a year ago Dr. Robert D. Smith asked the Board of AKC to let him form an outside committee to review and rewrite the process of Judges Approval. They voted at that time unanimously to do this, approving the men and women on this committee. Now, one year later, after presenting their proposal, the Board has literally SLAPPED them in their face and said their work was not good enough and further gone on and put the report out to the fancy to review and rewrite. To have no respect for Dr. Robert Smith by the Board is one thing but to slap the men and women on this committee (all have spent a lifetime in purebred dogs with great accomplishments and respect from all over the world) is a travesty. The Board should have had the courage to vote this proposal either up or down. Not put it out for review. At some point we (those of us in purebred dogs) may get representation on the Board who put the interest of purebred dogs above personal gains.
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The Canine Melanoma Vaccine: A Revolutionary Kind of Medicine BY SHARON PFLAUMER
accines developed from recombinant DNA technology, which are based on the DNA coding of proteins, can effectively treat some diseases that were previously untreatable by vaccines. This includes cancer in the form of Canine Melanoma. Development of xenogeneic DNA vaccine technology, which in turn led to the development of a vaccine for Canine Melanoma, was a collaborative effort. Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD, a physician-researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, was researching DNA vaccine technology for a possible vaccine to treat Melanoma in humans. Philip J. Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, a veterinarian-researcher at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) also in New York City, was seeking novel treatments for Canine Melanoma. Dr. Bergman heard about the new vaccine technology and inquired about it. That led to clinical trials of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Melanoma Vaccine at AMC. Drs. Wolchok and Bergman later approached Merial’s Research Department about developing the vaccine for commercial use. ONCEPT®, Merial’s Canine Melanoma Vaccine, was the result. In the following interview, Merial’s Director of Vaccines in the United States, Robert Menardi, DVM, explains how vaccines based on DNA coding work in contrast to traditional vaccines. He also discusses the potential therapeutic applications for vaccines based on this technology for treating other kinds of cancer. In regard to ONCEPT specifically, he discusses its effectiveness, which dogs should be vaccinated with it, how long it provides protection, etc. How do vaccines based on DNA coding work? MENARDI: All vaccines including DNA vaccines work in the same way in that they introduce the body’s immune system to a foreign protein. Once the immune system is introduced to a protein and recognizes it as foreign, the immune system will mount a response against it if it
ever sees that protein again in the future. For example, when you get a flu vaccination, your doctor injects a killed or modified live virus. That “teaches” your body’s immune system to recognize the virus as a foreign invader. Then, when your body sees that protein again later when you’re exposed to the flu, your immune system recognizes it and mounts an immune response against it. Vaccines based on DNA coding work in a very similar way. There’s a specific protein on every Melanoma cell. ONCEPT introduces the body to the DNA instructions for making that protein. That’s the difference between the traditional vaccines and the new one for Canine Melanoma. Instead of injecting a modified live or killed virus, the DNA instructions for making the protein on the Melanoma cell are injected. In the case of a traditional vaccine such as one for the flu, your immune system becomes prepared and lies in wait until you are exposed to the flu. Similarly, once the body manufactures the Melanoma protein after being vaccinated with the new vaccine, the immune system becomes prepared to launch an immune response against the protein wherever it finds it in the body. If the immune system doesn’t recognize the protein on the Melanoma cells as an invader when the tumor occurs naturally in the body, why would the immune system recognize it as an invader after the vaccine is administered? Menardi: The challenge with many cancers is that the body doesn’t recognize the tumor as foreign. Thus, the immune system doesn’t mount a response to defend the body against the tumor-producing cells. The vaccine is made by using DNA for the human version of the target protein. When it is injected, the dog’s cells manufacture human protein, which is different enough from the canine version
that it is seen as an invader, so an immune response is generated. But it is similar enough to the canine version that the immune response is directed against the canine cancer cells. The vaccine fools the immune system into thinking that the dog’s own cancer cells are foreign invaders. When you say the vaccine contains the DNA instructions for making the protein found on Melanoma cells, what do you mean? What exactly is injected? Menardi: Only a small bit of purified DNA that provides instructions for manufacturing a protein that is abundant on Melanoma cells is injected. The DNA is made in cultures in a laboratory. Are vaccines based on DNA coding more effective than traditional vaccines? MENARDI: Not necessarily. But they have the advantage of not introducing a virus in the body so you don’t have to worry about triggering a case of disease. That said--it’s rare for an individual to contract a disease from a traditional vaccine. That only happens rarely when a modified live vaccine is used. It can’t happen when a killed vaccine or recombinant DNA type of vaccine is given. So, there’s no chance a dog vaccinated with ONCEPT would contract Canine Melanoma from it? MENARDI: No. The Melanoma Vaccine is a therapeutic rather than a preventative vaccine. That means it’s a form of treatment and is only given to dogs already diagnosed with Canine Melanoma. It’s the first therapeutic vaccine approved to treat cancer in animals or humans in the United States. How long does vaccination with ONCEPT trigger an immune response? MENARDI: At this point, we don’t know for sure how long an immune response would persist. Based on other research, we know it would Continued on page 98
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Thank you Judge Mr. Dana Cline
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Heelwork To Music
Coping With Ring Nerves by Richard Curtis
question that I am often asked is, “How do you cope with the nerves when working a routine?” People often say I look so confident when I perform but are shocked when I tell them that it couldn’t be further from the truth! When I did my first competition the nerves were so bad that you could see me physically shaking before I went into the ring. I think for any sport you do need some nerves to create the best performance. You want to have just enough nerves to keep you on your toes but not enough to make you forget the routine. With some handlers who suffer with their nerves you can almost see the dog saying “oh no here she goes again” and then the dog decides to make it worse for the handler by reacting to these nerves. One of the first dogs that I ever worked in HTM would react to my nerves by getting over excited and at some stage in the routine she would try and take over. When you start to get this sort of reaction from the dog it is very important that you try and get yourself into a calm zone before you start to warm up the dog. I have found that it is the thought of performing in front of people that makes handlers so nervous. To overcome this you need to regularly put yourself in front of people doing a performance. You might think that I mean doing a routine but actually it is sometimes a good idea to do something which puts you under the same pressure but not with the dog. In my case I took myself off to Salsa classes, as learning a Latin dance such as the mambo was very similar to performing a routine with my dog. The steps were the equivalent of the moves/tricks and of course both are set to music. As it was a class I attended there were obviously other people there, so it meant sometimes you were being watched by the others. I found doing
the classes not only improved my ability to move with the music but also I got used to being in front of people doing a dance. When you get to the stage of actually performing a routine with your dog I feel it’s a good idea to start doing some demonstrations. The more you get yourself out there performing the better, as this will allow you to build up your confidence. You probably will start by asking a friend or relative to watch but I find it is scarier doing it in front of someone you know than a stranger. So first of all perhaps go to the park and start doing some training. If it is anything like the places I train there will be other dog walkers about who will often be amazed at the things you are doing with your dog. Sometimes I spend more time talking to people who have been watching my dogs than I do training when I try to practise there. If you are lucky enough to have a freestyle class near you then this would be an ideal place to practise doing a performance for the first time. When I am teaching a class I often get the other handlers to clap for the team when they enter and exit the floor area after they have performed a routine, to try and simulate a competition. Not everyone though is lucky enough to have a class nearby so this is when you have to be creative. To simulate the competition environment and get experience of working in front of people why not ask your local old people’s home if they would like a display. I have done many of these myself and the residents enjoy seeing the dogs doing the individual tricks first then a routine at the end. They will not mind if it doesn’t go completely right or if you reward the dog during the routine. When thinking about the music for your first routine it might be a good idea to go
Carole Dodson and ANnde1– Wearing a costume and acting the part can help calm the nerves
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with something that is theme based as then you can take on a character. This will mean that you will remove yourself from the routine by acting as someone else. I have found this has really helped me when I am performing a routine as I consider the person working my dog is not me but the character I have created. By taking on the role of someone you can imagine how that person would move, etc., which means your mind is concentrating on that rather than your nerves. When you decide to enter a competition, always attend a few shows to watch before your actual competition date. If you don’t know what the procedure is, etc., at a show then this can make you more nervous. Try to find out which is the best competition for you to start at as some events are smaller than others so perhaps a little less scary. Before any event try and set yourself achievable goals as sometimes the pressure that we put on ourselves does not help the nerves. I used to want everything to go absolutely perfectly, which meant I was often disappointed when I came out of the ring so this consequently fuelled the nerves for the next time. Try to get into a mindset that things will go wrong and if, say, a couple of moves don’t go quite right then that is just the way it goes. After all we are working with animals, which are just the same as humans and have their good days and bad. If all the above fails to control your nerves then you might have to resort to the use of other substances and by that I of course mean alcohol!! Having a little drop of something alcoholic very often can take the edge off the nerves. You of course have to make sure you don’t consume too much as you might end up doing a routine which would best fit to “what can we do with the drunken sailor”! If you have any questions about htm/ freestyle then please send them to me via my website www.k9freestyle.co.uk
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REINDEER HERDER TURNED ALL-PURPOSE DOG Need a dog to help move livestock? Or maybe your recreation includes hiking and backpacking but the packs have suddenly gained weight as, overnight, it seems that the trails have gotten steeper? How about some help pulling a load through the snow? Perhaps you are into search and rescue and you need a good tracking dog. Let’s see, now. That’s four different dogs you’d need, correct? Wrong! BY M.J. NELSON
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nly one, the Samoyed, can do all these jobs for you and also compete in carting, obedience, agility, rally and flyball. Some are even credible hunting dogs. “Samoyeds are a very old breed that was used by the nomadic Samoyede people as all-around dogs. Some herded thousands of reindeer, some pulled sleds, some hunted, some guarded and most slept in the huts with their people and provided warmth. So for centuries, these dogs were bred to do a multitude of jobs. They are a multi-talented breed, not necessarily the best at any one task but a breed capable of a diverse range of activities,” said Jan and Ann Schlobohm, who own or owned BISS AKC/Int/ UKC Ch Argent’s White Wolf Wild Time AKC/ASCA TD RN PT HTAD I-g HTD I-d HRD II-g HRD III-s URo1 UWP TT TDInc CGC WSXM (“Bode”) and HTCh U-CD White Wolf Wild Time AKC/ASCA CD RE HRD III-s HTAD III-d,ge HTD III s,d OTDs,d HI NAJ NJP TT TDI WSXM (“Jake”). “Samoyeds were never bred to be specialists exclusively used for sledding or for herding but being in close proximity with the people with which they lived. They had to get along well with other dogs and animals, they had to be intelligent enough to adapt to each situation and they had to be biddable but independent. The breed retains all these characteristics today. As a result, Samoyeds have
outscored herding breeds in herding trials. Some have been used for hunting. Others have done very well in performance activities such as agility and obedience. Many carry packs for their owners. They may not be the fastest team on snow when they are competing against teams specifically bred for speed but they’ll be the prettiest and they always, no matter what you are asking them to do, give you an honest day’s work,” said Lori Chapek-Carleton, who owns or owned U-CD AKC/CKC/SKC UKC Ch Snotrak Special Effects AKC/ CKC/SKC CD TD CGC TT HCT TDI (“Gizmo”), U-CA AKC/UKC GCh/ CKC Ch SFX Treasure’s Trove CGC HCT TDI (“Poppy,”) U-CA WP AKC Ch SFX Time Bandit CGC HCT TDI (“Kahuna”) and Am/Can Ch UKC GRCh SFX Aeryn Sun WS CGC HCT TDI (“Aeryn.”) “Samoyeds are thinkers. They adapt to different situations and they tend to be very smart. That latter attribute can be both good and bad. You have to adjust your training techniques for that because they are easily bored. When this happens, they start to make up their own games. But, they do want to please you so if you find what motivates them, keep the lessons short and let them think that what you want them to do is their idea, they’ll do just about anything for you except they are not Golden Retrievers so you can’t train them like one. However, you need to find a dog that not only has the ‘form’ but also the work ethic to want to
Louis Thompson and “Rose” (GCh. Omega Moonlight Magic HT PT HSAs-1 HCT JHD HTAD-1s HIT) herd something a bit less formidable than reindeer.
“Leah” (UAGII UCDX UWPS UWPCHX GRCh AKC Ch Nirvana Chosen One of SnoBiz CD RE OA OAJ OAP NJP NFP JHDs WSXM), Robin Clark’s Samoyed, shows that she really enjoys one of the breed’s original tasks.
do many things for you. I tend to keep the naughtiest puppies in a litter as they seem to have the work ethic I look for and it seems to have worked out for me as they are doing sled racing, agility, weight pull and herding,” said Robin Clark, who owns “Leah” (UAGII UCDX UWPS UWPCHX GRCh AKC Ch Nirvana Chosen One of SnoBiz CD RE OA OAJ OAP NJP NFP JHDs WSXM.) Samoyeds tend to be a very “busy” breed and it is important to give them something to keep them occupied. But, say those who have succeeded with the breed in a variety of activities, they also are easily bored so it is important do more than one thing with them. “If you train a Samoyed for more than one task, it keeps them on their toes wondering what exciting event is going to take place next. But, we have not always been welcome at all of the different dog activities. The breed isn’t known as a herding dog and it has sometimes been difficult to gain entry into this sport. Tracking was also an area where we were not encouraged to participate. We were invited to join, yes, but not considered serious when the other ‘trackers’ discovered I had a pretty white dog,” said Chris
Two of Chris and Keith DuBois’ Samoyeds do some really useful work hauling wood.
DuBois, who has four Samoyeds with performance titles including AKC/CKC/UKC Ch Ala-Kasam’s Dust in the Wind TDIA HCT WSXM CGC (“Dustin”) and Ala-Kasam’s Elfin Magik TDOIA HCT RA Rl2E WSXM CGC (“Keebler.”) “Samoyeds are good at a lot of activities but not excellent in any one,” said Marci Stadiem, whose dog “Lulu” (Am/Can/Nat/Int GCh Shaman’s First Mate CGC TDI RN RA WS WSX WSXM) was the first to achieve master working title and an AKC grand championship. Her other Samoyed “Sawyer” (Am/Nat/Int Ch Mystiwind’s Modern Day Warrior CGC TDI RN WS WSX) has done pretty well for a dog that just turned two. “It has been an ongoing challenge for me to train my dogs. Samoyeds are very smart and they get bored quickly so it is up to whoever’s training them to ensure they have fun, stay stimulated and want to do the activity. I’ve found I have to change things frequently. For example, on an excursion run, Lulu does not like to do an out and back. The back is boring for her as she’s already gone that way. So if I can do lollipop loops or change the trail in some way she loves it. With this breed, it is always
important to set the dog up so they can succeed. Samoyeds can be very stubborn but they are also very soft. They need a lot of praise and encouragement and it only takes once for them to have an experience they do not like and the dog may never perform in that sport again. So, be very careful who you train with and the methods they use. I usually thoroughly interview the trainer and then watch a class or two to see if they are a good fit with my Sams. Keep in mind that it is a basic breed that already performs a number of its historic jobs on its own so your job is shaping the behavior that is already there. It’s also important to be vigilant and ‘on your game’ when you’re training a Sam or they’ll think of ways to get tht job done on their own or do something else that might be mischievous. They are very clever dogs that like to come up with their own entertainment and then they laugh about it...literally.” “It is very important to preserve the working heritage of the breed and show that we have not lost a vital part of that heritage,” said Louis Thompson, who with his wife Frances owns GCh. Omega Moonlight Magic HT PT HSAs-1 HCT JHD HTAD-1s HIT (AHBA Herding High in Trial) (“Rose.”) “If we lose one Continued on page 102
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Rare Breeds OF THE WORLD by Agnes Buchwald
fter my phone call to a dear friend - the actress Aracy Balabanian – (Brazilian born from Armenian refugee parents), congratulating her on her last TV appearance, it occurred to me that I never heard about a native Armenian dog. In fact my whole knowledge about Armenia was very little, mostly told by my father, who learned about the country’s history from an Armenian when both were prisoners in a concentration camp (Bergen Belsen) during the Holocaust. The curiosity led me to interesting discoveries about not only this unique land but its many riches and personalities (as for instance the above quoted, G.I.Gurdjieff who brought to the West a psychology and cosmology of the development of man), Olympic medalist Andre Agassi, singer Charles Aznavour, the magnate Calouste Goublenkian, the composer Aram Khatchaturian, the race car driver Alain Prost (Karatchian), and the singer/ actress Cher (Cherlin Sarkissian), (there are hundreds more). I also learned about the magnificent specimen, the rare and treasured dog breed the Armenian Gampr Dog. It is well known that from immemorial times dogs had their worthy place in the history of human
civilization. Images of dogs appear in numerous samples of ancient visual art like rock carvings and pictograms. Archaeological excavations in today’s Armenia confirm that the friendship between man and dog dates back to the dawn of the human civilization. Archaeological finds demonstrate that in Armenia, dogs were domesticated in the Stone (Neolithic) Age. 1954 excavations of Urartian tombs located in the area formerly covered by Lake Sevan found a well preserved dog skull (www.gampr.net/History/en-index. html). Historians’ registers show that in the 6th century B.C. the ancient Armenian people occupied the kingdom of Urartu (the Assyrian name for Ararat), and that in 95–55 B.C. the Armenian empire became one of the most powerful in Asia, stretching from the Caspian to the Mediterranean sea. In the past the country has been invaded by a succession of empires and under the several foreign forces domination Armenians, while becoming cosmopolitans, also became fierce
and courageous defenders of their culture and tradition. Armenia is located in the southern Caucasus and it has frontiers with Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west. The largest city is the capital; Yervan. Armenia as we know today is just a fraction of the size of the ancient country. This is a land of high mountains and extinct volcanoes. Armenia (29743 km²) is slightly bigger than Massachusetts. Centuries ago the biblical Mountain Ararat, where Noah’s ark rested after the flood, was part of Armenia. Since 1920 the mountain belongs to Turkey, but only geographically. Holy Mountain Ararat was, is and forever remains as a national symbol of all Armenians one of the world’s oldest civilizations, and the first country in the world to officially embrace Christianity as its religion (A.D. 300). Armenia was conquered over the centuries by Greeks, Romans, Persians, Byzantines, Mongols, Arabs, Ottoman Turks, and Russians. Undoubtedly the most brutal and cruel of all were the Ottoman Turks, who controlled the country from the 16th century through World War I. Armenia was punished with discrimination, religious persecution, heavy taxation, and armed attacks. In response to any revolution the Turks massacred thousands of Armenians. The most horrific massacre took place in April 1915 during World War I, when the Turks killed Continued on page 104
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GCh. Wise Choice Geliato
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Sire: GCH. Quicheâ€™s Demetrius
Dam: Ch. Wise Choice Elegant Ehrnhart
Thank You Breeder-Judge Mrs. Rita Holloway Multiple Best In Specialty Show Multiple Group Winning Canadian Champion Expertly Handled by Chris Berg Bred By Kathy Wise Steiner & Nancy Wilder Owned by Nancy & Ken Almgren
Thank You Judge Mr. Brian Meyer Dog News 55
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owners carolyn koch victor malzoni, jr. handlers larry cornelius marcelo veras breeders eugene z. zaphiris matthew h. stander *the dog news top ten list - all breed 56 Dog News
the number one* skye terrier and number three* among all terriers
this past weekend back-to-back group firsts and another best in show judge mrs. geraldine kelly
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A Thought to Consider Every Day is the 63rd Day ~ Some Where By Seymour Weiss
here can be no doubt about it. Without the requisite passion, breeding fine dogs brings with it a generous measure of grinding physical toll along with the potential for profound disappointment. The degree to which we willingly extend ourselves as dog breeders often far surpasses the limits we set for ourselves in a wide variety of social, familial or professional situations. Yet we commonly reach within ourselves to satisfy the passion that is part of every dog breeder’s reason for being. Everyone who has been breeding for any length of time is familiar with this scenario. You become aware of an outstanding dog or perhaps you learn about a young dog just starting out and think about how his inheritance would mesh with that of the bitch you are next planning to breed. You decide to try him and at the right time your bitch meets him and a breeding is consummated. If the sire of the litter you are planning is a known quantity – a successful stud dog or a prominent winner perhaps – there will be anxiety because a reputation is involved. Will your puppies be a credit to their father and the dogs behind him? And will they also bring prestige to their mother’s standing as a superior producer? Surely we all hope so; no serious breeder aims to produce “clinkers” after all. The point here is the breeder applies her experience, judgment and analysis into crafting the pairing. If the mating is successful she is gratified, but there is nothing further she can do in the face of random selection in the fulfillment of her dreams for the babies to come. Now, just for the fun of it, what happens when the sire that has been selected is an unknown quantity? If we all accept the proposition that dog breeding is a creative expression, we can look at the decision to use an untried stud dog as a risk or an effort to enrich the gene pool. The virgin stud or the dog with only a few litters on the ground may represent a risk, but he can also do exceptional things. At best, using an interesting outcross can result in many trips to the winners’ stan58 Dog News
chion. Unless some particularly nasty genetic gremlins are afoot, the worst result is having more pet puppies to sell than one was planning for. Considering the decades we have been using genetics as a tool, it is still amazing to consider the reasons so many give for their choices of a stud dog. To be sure, the American dog fancy has been blessed many times over with gifted breeders. The fruits of their genius are plain for us all to see. People like Pat Craige Trotter, Greg Siner, Marjorie Martorella and Wendell Sammet are but four examples. Breeders of this caliber know when to use what dog on what bitch. Their respective track records speak for themselves. By their efforts the best of American breeding is second to none in the world. On the flip side (there always seems to be a flip side), we still have too many people breeding dogs today who breed to their best friend’s dog, their mentor’s dog or the handler’s dog who is in the next setup at the cluster where they are showing. It can be a source of grim amusement to encounter clearly inferior dogs in the ring that are the result of flawed thinking, convenience, ignorance or just plain laziness. A handler I once knew, upon learning of an ill-considered breeding, often wished the breeder concerned the puppies he or she deserved. I wonder how many of those people realized they were being so artfully “dissed.” Now it would be unfair to make a blanket claim that unwise breedings always result in inferior puppies. After all great breedings on paper can also result in dogs that don’t make the cut. But by using the tools that Brother Mendel gave us so long ago, we maximize our chances of finding that pot o’ gold. When someone breeds to a dog solely on the strength of its show record, they are factoring in the opinions/ endorsements of some people who may not necessarily have a strong enough background in the breed to help make those choices. The show record of a potential stud dog needs to be carefully and totally analyzed if one is using that as a component in the decision making process. Determining factors on the worth of a stud should include, among judges who have put this dog up, were there a representative number of true breed authorities in the mix? Where was the dog
shown? Did it meet and prevail over entries that were creditable both in terms of numbers and quality? Was it shown and did it have any wins at Specialties and supported entries? In our current climate, a dog can be in Podunk on Saturday and in Hooterville on Sunday and win in both places. However, is it winning or judge chasing? Granted, these are old admonishments, but so is the one we hear every summer about leaving dogs in closed cars. There are certain things that cannot be repeated often enough. Now that we have considered the celebrity stud dog, let’s turn to his as yet uncredentialed brother. Those who have outcrossed know the worth of taking an unknown quantity, getting a litter from it and fitting the results into their own bloodlines. If we are to breed dogs meaningfully, it is necessary to do things right or not at all. We can, and probably should, outcross from time to time as conditions dictate. The outcross may have the potential to elevate our efforts to hitherto unimagined heights, but we need to consider the potential of an outcross and use it for only the right reasons. Breeders have used outcrosses more often than might be thought. In decades past, when importing dogs was more prevalent, those imports were outcrosses to the bitches they served. A portion of the results was gratifying, others less so. Some run with their bitches to imports perhaps because of the prestige (they think) factor. Others use imports with an eye to bringing in some new aspect that will get their breeding something it may need. For the snobs who seek out imports just because they’re imports, they would do well to remember that a dog is the steward of its germ plasm, not its passport! Today, the dog fancy is more a global community than in years past. We are now seeing dogs entering our country and our gene pool from an amazing variety of places. This means we have the opportunity of enhancing what we have dramatically, but we should never fail to use these new resources with the same wisdom we applied to getting where we are in the first place. Enjoy those puppies and savor those wise breeding plans. Thank you for reading.
All That Glitters...
Multiple Group & Multiple Best In Specialty Winner
GCh. Telstar’s All That Glitters At Cinni-Bon 2011 Select Bitch American Boxer Club Nationals (to the Number One Boxer All Systems ,09, ‘10, ‘11) #12 Boxer All Breed and climbing in just 4 months as a Special 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Qualifier Sensationally Handled by Wendy Bettis
“This young bitch caught my eye as she came into the ring…. She never put a foot wrong. She has an extremely pretty head, good mouth and such pretty expression. She is so smooth, with lovely flow, super topline, moved extremely well on the go around. This is one to watch in the future as I understand she is just beginning her Specials career. – ABC Nationals Judge Mrs. Shirley Bell; The Boxer Ring Jul/Aug 2011 Breeder/Owners: Bonnie Wagaman & Jennifer Tellier Cinni-Bon Boxers-San Diego, California • www.cinnibonboxers.com *CC system
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Breeder Joellen Gregory reunites with 5 month old puppy at the National Specialty. Joellen is also our AKC Delegate and a veterinarian.
Best Veterans Trophy.
Wendi and Keeper getting ready for the Hound Group Ring on Saturday—Group 2!! Best of Winners on Friday MagicWood Howlaway’s Ropin’ The Dream--Stetson.
Friday's Best of Breed Line-Up.
t a N d n u o h r e t t O The 31st running of the Otterhound National Specialty show took place this year near Eugene, Oregon with 30 Otterhounds entered for the conformation dog show.
By Becky Van Houten
he Specialty actually began with a tracking test on Thursday, September 8, 2011 resulting in a new VST Champion tracker Wild West Batman Ott’R Find It with his partner Robin Gruenwald who was his owner and breeder as well as Bryan Barron with his dog Mystic Hills Murry, now TD. Murry was bred by Linda and Jeremy Meek, owned by Bryan. Club members couldn’t have been more delighted
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unless our TDX dogs had also passed their tests though they both came close in spite of unseasonal extremely hot weather. Friday afternoon’s specialty show began with sweepstakes featuring Ms. Stacey B. Davis as judge. She commented that she was really pleased with the field of hounds and though a rare breed we indeed had some very fine Otterhounds fitting the breed standard. Best in Sweepstakes was MagicWood Howlaway‘s Ropin’ the Dream owned by Sarah L. MacQuiddy and Wesley J. Mellon. Best of Opposite was
littermate MagicWood Willie Mae owned by Sue and Wayne Plucheck. Both were bred by Rebecca and Bruce Van Houten and Nancy and Richard Wallens. Best Veteran was Ch. Aberdeen’s Neanderthal owned by Andy and Jack MacIlwaine and K. and D. Churchill bred by the MacIlwaines and Sherri Malone and Michael Couch. Following the sweepstakes was the Specialty show judged by Mrs. Houston (Toddie) Clark. Her selection for Best of Breed was Ch. White River’s He’s a Keeper! handled by Wendi J. Brown, owned by Esmeralda and Dennis Carmichael of Knoxville,
Tn. and bred by Sherri Malone and Mike Couch. Winner’s dog and best of winners was MagicWood Howlaway s Ropin’ the Dream with Winner’s bitch going to Aberdeen’s Star of Texas handled by Bob Damron and owned by Sylvia Lymberg and Al Johnston. Other wins for the day included: Reserve Winner’s Dog Muddcreek’s Stream Keeper bred by Jeff and Barb Hanson and Bev Krejsa, owned by Mike and Valerie Bayer, Reserve Winner’s Bitch Avitar’s Quick Riffs in Jazz bred and owned by Bev Biren, GCh. Hirsute Angelic Mala, Best of Opposite, bred and owned by Jim and Sharon Tomblyn, Select Dog Ch. White River’s News Flash, bred and owned by Sherri Malone and Michael Couch. Select bitch
The Judge makes another go-round.
Judge Mrs. Toddie Clark examines the Otterhounds.
New Otterhound owner Sue Plucheck prepares puppy MagicWood Willie Mae for the ring.
Friday's Best of Breed Line-Up.
y t l a i c e p S l a n o i t a was Ch. Avitar’s Bearsden Prairie Jazz RN bred and owned by Beverly Biren. Best Veteran dog was Ch. Aberdeen’s Neanderthal and Best Veteran Bitch was Ch. Wild West Calamity Jane TD owned by Michelle McKenna and Ken Bergeson Jr. and Nancy and Robin Gruenwald bred by the Gruenwalds. All the veterans clearly enjoyed a chance to be back in the ring. Awards of Merit went to Ch. Aberdeen’s Under the Influence, owned and bred by Andy, Jack and Jason MacIlwaine, GCh. Aberdeen’s Told You So, owned by Andy, Jack and Jason MacIlwaine, Angela Constable and Karen Higgins shown by Dick Greaver, and Ch Lonestar Angus Prime Choice, owned by Robert and Beverly Loddesol, Jeff Harris and Bob Damron, shown by Bob Damron. Saturday, September 10 was a hot day with the show
beginning at 9:30. Judging was by Mr. Bill Bergum. The count of Otterhounds entered was down to 24. His selections began with winner’s dog Aberdeen’s Ultimate Addiction owned by John Mullen and D. Blunt and Andy and Jack MacIlwaine, bred by Jack, Andy and Jason MacIlwaine. Reserve Dog was MagicWood Howlaway s Ropin’ the Dream. Winner’s Bitch was Aberdeen’s Star of Texas with Avitar’s Quick Riffs in Jazz taking reserve once again. Taking Best of Breed for the second day was Ch. White River’s He’s a Keeper! with GCh Hirsute Angelic Mala also repeating Best of Opposite. Best of Winners was Aberdeen’s Ultimate Addiction. Select Dog was Ch. White River’s News Flash; Select Bitch was Ch. Avitar’s Bearsden Prairie Jazz RN. In the Hound Group, Keeper took a Group Two under Judge Mr. Michael Dougherty.
Sunday’s Ring time for Otterhounds was earlier at 8 A.M., which was a little cooler for dogs and exhibitors. Judging was by Mr. Michael Dougherty. Performing a third day hat trick, Ch. White River’s He’s a Keeper! once again won Best of Breed taking a Group Four in the Hound Group. In the Bred by Exhibiter Competition, Ch. Avitar’s Bearsden Prairie Jazz RN represented Otterhounds well by scoring a Group 2. Other wins on Sunday included: Winner’s Dog Aberdeen’s Ultimate Addiction, Reserve Winner’s Dog MagicWood Howlaway’s Ropin’ the Dream, Winner’s Bitch Aberdeen’s Star of Texas, Reserve Winner’s Bitch MagicWood Willie Mae with Best of Winners going to Aberdeen’s Ultimate Addiction. Best of Opposite once again went to GCh Hirsute Angelic Mala, Select Dog was Ch. White River’s News Flash and Select Bitch was Ch. Avitar’s
Bearsden Prairie Jazz RN. Topping off the day, Avitar’s New Age Jazz TD earned her rally title at the age of nine years. She was bred and owned by Beverly Biren of Calgary, Ontario. The joy and energy displayed by this year’s entry of Otterhounds belies a shaky future as numbers of this breed born in the world today continues to drop. With approximately 800 Otterhounds born in the last decade, the drop from the 80’s and 90’s, which hovered around 1200 per decade, is remarkable. Shadows of the past danced in my mind as a spectator while visions for the future are beyond shaky. It will be up to the Otterhound Club of America to work together to use all of its time, money and collective talents to see that sufficient numbers of Otterhounds are produced to continue the very survival of this lovable clown of the hound group.
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by Carlotta Cooper
Animals and Research: Helping Dogs and Humans
’m sure you have noticed how much people seem to love to experiment on dogs. For instance, I was seriously intrigued by a recent DOG NEWS editorial about the Nazi efforts to teach Mastiffs to talk. Although the dogs at this German school purportedly learned to say “Mein Führer!,” (what patriotic dogs!) I think it does beg the question of what dogs would say to us if they could talk. I tend to think their discussions would be focused on food and squirrels, like the dog in the film UP. Of course, people go right on experimenting with dogs today. I just read an article about South Korean scientists producing a dog that glows in the dark. <http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/07/27/korean-scientists-produce-glow-in-dark-dog/> I know there are wonderful applications for this breakthrough. The scientists say the cloning technique used may help them find cures for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But all I could think of was that if my dogs glowed in the dark it might keep me from tripping over them at night. And that would be a very good thing. You have no idea how many traumatic doggy accidents we have in my home in the dead of night because I forget there are large, sleeping dogs lying scattered throughout the no-man’s land between my bedroom and the kitchen. It’s like running through an obstacle course or a minefield if I want a late night snack. The truth is that dogs are one of the favorite animals for researchers for several reasons. They have many of the same diseases and cancers as humans, which makes them a good subject for study of human disease. Purebred dogs are not quite the same as lab rats, but they do come from a long line of genetically similar ancestors. This means that there are many predictable things about using purebred dogs for research. Many research studies require using animals that are closely related so results can be repeated. That’s not possible with mixed breed animals, though some studies will call for using mixed breeds in certain cases. In other words, if a researcher is working with specific genes, then they often need multiple dogs that have similar genes, and they need an animal that is prone to the same kind of diseases that humans get. Using purebred dogs for research is ideal. Of course, there is some controversy attached to using dogs in research. The animal rights brigade oppose it, as you might expect. There are different kinds of animal research. Animals are used for research when it comes to testing dog foods, cosmetics, in medical schools, and the armed forces use animals in some instances. The grants given by the AKC-Canine Health Foundation also involve taking samples from animals, of course, as does the Morris Animal Foundation and other grants involving animal health. Many veterinary schools involved in research use animal research to better the health of animals. It is hard to imagine how anyone can seriously do research on animal health without doing some testing on animals. As far as using animals for other applications, most people prefer the idea of their doctor having some experience in medical school working on an animal before actually cutting into a human body. And, would you really like to buy cosmetics that have never been tested on another living thing to make sure they are safe? As I said, the subject is controversial, but the use of animals in research labs is regulated by the federal government’s Animal Welfare Act. In fact, it was partly out of concern for animals in research laboratories that the Animal Welfare Act was initially created in 1966. Just checking the web site ScienceDaily for Dog News 62 Dog News
<http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/dogs/> on any given day, you can come across all kinds of breakthrough news involving dogs and the research relating to them, and often how it applies to humans. For instance, checking the site one day recently I found the following headlines: Research in ‘Westie’ Dogs May Hold Answers to Similar Human Diseases Lymphoma Drug Shrinks Dog Tumors, Could Lead to Human Treatment Protein May Help Diagnose and Treat Lymphoma in People and Dogs And these news stories: Gene Discovery in Truffle Dogs Sheds New Light on Mechanisms of Childhood Epilepsy July 29, 2011 — A new epilepsy gene, LGI2, has been found in the Lagotto Romagnolo dogs, known from their gift for truffle ... Researchers Look to Dogs to Better Understand Intricacies of Bone Cancer July 28, 2011 — Researchers have discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in ... Hypoallergenic Dogs Don’t Have Lower Household Allergen Levels Than Other Dogs, Study Finds July 12, 2011 — Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs. That’s the conclusion of a study by researchers who sought to evaluate whether ... All of these stories have important ramifications and there is research being done on these health issues and much more. In light of criticism from animal rightists, some medical schools and other research facilities have cut down or cut out the use of animals in their research. They are using computer animation instead for teaching, and relying entirely on cadavers. (Apparently it is still okay to cut on dead people, but not animals.) Duke University recently stopped using pigs in its thirdyear surgery course for students to gain surgical experience. I don’t know about you, but that does not inspire a lot of confidence in me. At a time when there are new breakthroughs in dog health almost daily, this is not the time to allow animal rights people to cut off using animals in research. As long as animals are treated well and the AWA guidelines are followed, then animals should continue to be used for research that can help both dogs and humans.
Best In Show and Specialty Winner GCh. Somerri Dunharrow’s Devil Ray
FLASH D R THI GROUP ge Jud an s u S . s Mr Carr
The Nation’s Number One* Norwegian Elkhound on the LABOR DAY CIRCUIT In New Jersey Wins Back-to-Back Group Firsts! Judges Mrs. Joan Goldstein and Mr. Raymond Filburn, Jr. Group second - Judge Mr. P. Levi Marsman group third - Judge Mr. Steven Gladstone
Breeders: Ed Hall Roland Masse Laura Lewis
*The Dog News Top Ten List - All Breed
Owner-Handler: Judy Silker DUNHARROW Winfield, Pennsylvania Dog News 63
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Ch. Sweet Apple Cameo
Best In Specialty Show Lone Star English Cocker Spaniel Club Houston, Texas Breeder-Judge: Mr. Douglas McFarlane Handler: Robin Novack
— Best In Show and Best In Specialty Show Winner — Number ONE* English Cocker Spaniel - breed standings Bred & Owned by: Nancy Sweet 64 Dog News
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THINGS THAT TICK ME OFF - A short list
All In The Family By Charles C. Robey
The dog industry has reached an almost uncontrollable status within the United States and abroad. The invention of the Internet, the unregulated puppy mills and pet shops, the dog activist groups and the ridiculous governmental laws and ordinances now more than ever before are weighing heavy on the dog world. And, that really ticks me off. What about you? I’m sure if you’ve been in the dog world any length of time, you must have your own tick-offs. Sometimes it’s just good to be able to vent our frustrations, right?
fter a number years in the dog world and working in the field, I decided to put on my thinking cap by breaking down and listing some of the things that have ticked me off over the years. I realize the magazine doesn’t have unlimited space. So, please don’t mistake this for a complete list. It is merely a limited listing of the people, habits and ways, in the dog world, that tick me off. Yes, I realize the Internet is crammed full of just such titles. Nonetheless, the difference being my quirks deal strictly with the dog world itself. Limited interstate laws- Not having interstate dog regulations, aside from the Dept. of Agriculture, which only monitors pet shop puppies, ticks me off. Interstate boo-boos - The unregulated interstate transporting of diseased dogs between breeders, brokers, shelters and sales outlets ticks me off. Grandstanding Politicians - Governments that enact dog laws on a whim or pass laws according to the dictates of special interest groups, tick me off. Laws verses responsibility- Activists who advocate dog laws yet never discipline or train their dogs tick me off. Emote verses thinking- Activists who portray dog passions in a theatrical manner by over reacting to dog laws really tick me off. Media Hype, Exaggeration- The media hype promoting the mixed breed dogs over the purebred dogs really ticks me off Non-profit revenue grabbers-Not-for-profit animal rights activist groups, giving a priority to fund raising efforts over animal welfare tick me off. Not-for-profit tax incentives- Revenue seeking dog charity activist groups receiving tax breaks always tick me off. Manipulated pet shops- Pet shops that always seem to get the best public exposure with the big mall picture windows tick me off. Shortage? What Shortage?-People promoting mixed breed dogs over purebred dogs by claiming a shortage of purebred dogs tick me off.
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Too much diversity- You may argue the point but too many different dog breeds tends to tick me off. Internet forums- People who brag on the Internet mediums , such as Facebook or Twitter just to boost their dog egos tick me off. Uneducated buying public-Having a populist that has no idea of the difference between mixed breed and purebred dogs tick me off. Designer dogs-This new sales gimmick for mixed breed dogs ticks me off Internet puppy sales- Prospective puppy buyers courted over the Internet web sites and the Internet classified pages tick me off. Parking lot puppy sales- Capacious prospective customers instructed to meet in the shopping center parking lot and only bring cash tick me off. Amateur Vets- Self imposed lay veterinarians who never attended medical school giving expert therapeutic advice, tick me off. Scam Dog registries- Registries that have very low standards and favor puppy mills and backyard breeders over purebred dogs tick me off. Dog registry camouflage-Dog registries that don’t enforce their own legalistic mission statements forever tick me off. They really don’t get it- People who presume to know everything about the dog world yet never owned a dog thoroughly tick me off . People who can- People who have the power to change the dog world but don’t really do tick me off. Breeders with no scruples- Breeders who constantly seem to operate just below the law in duping the prospective pet owners tick me off. Breeder adjectives- Breeders who mislead the buying public by calling their puppies thoroughbred, teacup, pocket toys, etc tick me off. Breeders addicted to the money - Breeders who raise dogs for wholesale profit over a hobby or passion tick me off. Hush-hush breeders-Breeders who are vague about showing the facility, giving references, or discussing the proposed breed standards tick me off.
Two-faced fanciers- People who hated you in the past and now suddenly like you, as a motive to move up in the dog world, truly tick me off. Attention seekers -Dog fanciers who exaggerate dog news to make themselves more interesting within the fancy really tick me off. Competing Clubs- Kennel clubs and breed clubs that sulkily compete with one another. After all, aren’t we are all on the same side? This ticks me off. Stereotypes-. Just because someone looks like a typecast dog person doesn’t mean they are one. Not providing the proper credentials ticks me off. Conflicts of interest-- Those unqualified animal control officers who wear the hats of judge, jury and executioner tick me off. Marketing ploys- Those dog shelters that ship dogs off to an exalted dog selling market by claiming they don’t have room for the dogs tick me off. Shelter abuse - Those shelters that openly practice legal animal cruelty under the disguise of humane euthanasia tick me off. Proactive verses reactive-With purebred dog registrations declining, it’s very important for all dog fanciers, especially the parent clubs, to have a positive rather than a negative attitude and be open to all new ideas. It’s the negative people, with closed minds, that really tick me off. My conclusion- Here you have it, just a few on my short list of dog world tick-offs. It’s mine and mine alone. Many more could conceivable be mentioned. However, that’s for another place and another time. Lets gets these corrected first. What do you think? Authors Note: The dog world, like many other businesses, seems to lack the needed enforcement to both enhance the honesty of the business and to protect the innocent buying dog public. It’s just a shame that this criteria could not be corrected simply by a little truthfulness. Whatever happened to the simple hand shake? There again, that would probably put a number of lawyers out of work. And that would not tick me off.
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THE FANCY SPEAKS On Ric Chashoudian By Peter Green
As many of you know, Ric Chashoudian, one of the great American Dog personalities, handlers and judges of the last fifty years, passed away at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of eighty on the 20th of September. At his bedside was his wife, Nicole, and two Wire Fox Terrier friends who were attending him.
first met Ric on September 13th, 1958. My wife Gaynor and I had arrived that day to work at the kennel of Mrs. Joseph Urmston in Malibu, California. Within a few hours of arriving there Ric came to the kennel with some dogs. He was extremely friendly in his greetings and during the next months came over to take us to his home and out to various restaurants. He even took me to my first Match, which later became Great Western. Our friendship lasted a lifetime. We both loved terriers and learned from each other and worked at being the best we could be. We competed through the years at the highest level with many Terrier breeds and never did we have any bad feelings or animosity between us. As competitive as we both were we had a great and lasting friendship. My children always looked forward to “Uncle Ricky’s” visits. Ric was a true Californian, born and raised in Hollywood. He attended Hollywood High School and had as classmates many of the children of the major movie stars. His parents were Armenian and his father Marshall was the First Violinist for many Los Angeles orchestras including the Los Angeles Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Paramount Symphony to name but a few. Ric himself was a very successful musician, playing both the Flute and the Piccolo. He served in the United States Army Band in Japan during his service time and the conductor of the Band was the soon to become famous Andre Previn. Whilst he was stationed in Northern Japan he received a direct order from General Mark Clark to travel to Tokyo to judge the first Post War Dog Show to be held there. I believe Ric was only 20 at the time. He awarded an Akita named Kongo Best in Show. The dog when it died was stuffed and is on view at a Japanese Museum. Soon after returning to civilian life he met and married his wife, Yvonne. They had two children, Kim and Kerry, who still live in Los Angeles. They became a formidable handling team and bought a property on Sheldon Street in Sun Valley which is still in operation 70 Dog News
and owned by Bergit Coady Kabel and her husband Hans. Ric had a great talent for teaching not just about trimming but conditioning, training and how to recognize true quality in a dog. The welfare of the dogs always came first. He was not easy to work for as he expected perfection from all of his staff. However he had a great number of workers who learned well. Wood Wornall worked for Ric for many years and became a top handler himself. Ric admired Gabriel tremendously and I know the feeling was mutual. Clay Coady, Mike Kemp, Bob LaRouche, Johnny Coughlan and Sandy Poulson are just a few who benefited from their tenure with Ric. There are many more who became expert trimmers due to the time they spent with him. For many years he was Mr. California of the dog show world. He was very outgoing, friendly and loved to encourage new people. He took the time to talk to them and was free with his advice about breeding and where to show. He would attend the shows in a big truck with lots of dogs and lots of help and was usually the first one on the showgrounds and the last to leave. He prided himself in never leaving a show before BIS. He was a fierce competitor but could always see the good in his competitors’ dogs. During his great career he showed many top winning Fox Terriers including “Miss Skylight”, Falstaff Lady Fayre, Kirkmoor Crocus, Holmwire Tudor Reliant and Sylair Special Edition and many more he bred with the late Kathy Reges. His great Smooth Fox Terrier Tarrb the Brat, of course, was a standout as were many top Airedales, Welsh, Lakelands and Scotties. Some of the great Kerry Blues such as Melbee’s Chance Are were in his charge while all of Mrs. Breed’s Brussels Griffons lived at his kennel. Many of these dogs were top award winners, Dog of the Year or Terrier of the year and what have you. Finally, after many attempts, he won his ultimate ambi-
tion when he was awarded Best in Show at Westminster in 1976 with the Lakeland Terrier Ch. Jo Ni’s Red Baron of Crofton. Ric had spotted him as a four month-old pup walking across a dog show in Northern California. His dream finally came true for him under a judge he really admired when Mr. William Brainard rewarded he and the dog with the Best at the Garden. About this time in 1977 Mrs. Bea Godsol asked Ric if he would take Red Baron to visit a famous animal Sculptress with the purpose of her creating a sculpture of a miniature bronze of the dog. This he did, but after seeing the resulting bronze by this famous lady he thought, “I might do as good a job myself”. And thus was born his long and successful career in bronzes. About 1983 he decided to retire and become a judge. His judging career lasted until 2008 when his health prevented him from continuing judging. His opinion had been sought in at least a dozen countries where he often did handling and trimming symposiums as well. When he retired he had five AKC Groups. For the past 25 years Ric has lived in Baton Rouge with his fourth wife, Nicole. He continued breeding Wire Fox Terriers with his friend Kathy Regis until her untimely death. He always worked on commissions for his sculptures as he was asked to do many of the top dogs of their day. While judging he always enjoyed meeting new people, seeing old friends and meeting the new young enthusiastic terrier kids so anxious to learn from the Master. He was opinionated about his beliefs in what was best for the Dog World generally. Considered by many to be controversial although as a good friend opined, Ric’s big problem “was his trouble controlling his emotions”! He thought some of the AKC rules were meant to be bent when they probably were not but his talents were huge. His enthusiasm for dogs and dog people was boundless and admirable and it was my pleasure to have been his friend. I shall deeply miss this great American Dog
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Off The Leash By Shaun Coen
If you want to see dogs in the future in St. Louis, Missouri you may just have to settle for visiting The American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog. That’s if the current St. Louis Board of Aldermen has its way. The Board is currently considering a proposal that would institute a mandatory spay/neuter bill and a whole host of other provisions that may make it impossible to own or breed dogs in the city.
he bill, Board Bill 107, was passed by committee back in July and was expected to be considered in September once the board returned following its summer recess. In addition to calling for mandatory spay/neuter for all dogs within the city’s limits, the bill would also mandate that all dogs be microchipped. Should the proposal pass, owners would have one year to get their dogs sterilized and microchipped. In addition to dogs owned within the city’s limits, the law would also apply to any dog that remains in St. Louis for more than 30 days. Visiting dogs’ owners would have 60 days to comply. Exemptions will be made for those who have a hobby/show kennel or commercial breeder license but, alas, there will be changes to those definitions. While current law allows for a show or hobby breeder to own up to 10 intact females, under this proposal hobby/show breeders will now be defined as those who own up to two (2!) intact female dogs or cats, breed for the primary purpose of exhibiting or showing dogs or cats and only sell to other breeders or individuals. To be considered a hobby/show breeder, you must purchase an annual permit — at a price that is not disclosed anywhere in the bill — and your premises must be inspected annually, at a cost to the hobby/show breeder of $200. Not quite the stimulus the economy needs, nor the type of job creation that the President and the members of the Congress are talking about in the new jobs bill, is it? For those that don’t qualify for the hobby/show kennel breeder license, take heart. You may apply for a new commercial kennel permit. Current law defines a “commercial kennel” as anyone who is “engaged in the business of breeding” and owns at least one intact female
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“intended for breeding”, and this bill adds to those requirements that a commercial breeder must also be licensed with the Missouri Department of Agriculture in order to be a commercial breeder. So, a hobby breeder that owns one intact dog and breeds one litter — even if that litter produces one or two puppies —would have to comply with the same licensing and regulatory requirements as large scale, commercial kennels. Not surprisingly, ownership limits are also being sought under this proposal — for breeders. While current law allows a St. Louis resident to own up to four domestic animals, or up to eight with a noncommercial kennel permit, this bill seeks to apply those same limits to hobby/show breeders and commercial kennel licensees. An apartment dweller and a licensed commercial kennel held to the same threshold? Lets add this all up and see what’s really at stake here and what the possible agenda behind such a bill may be. Mandatory spay/neuter? Check. New restrictions on hobby/ show breeders? Check. Higher fees to breed dogs? Check. Instituting fees for annual kennel and home inspections? Check. New licensing requirements? Check. Microchipping mandate? Check. Ownership limits? Check. So, what’s really the intention of this bill? Could it be an effort to do away with owning and breeding dogs altogether? Part of a concerted, controlled, well-funded and multipronged effort to eliminate domestic animals? One must wonder. The state of Missouri has often been referred to as a hot bed of puppy mills and efforts have been made to crack down on their proliferation in the state, but this bill smacks of the handiwork of the HSUS and other like minded animal rights extremists groups who mask their true intentions and solicit donations and support on the backs of dogs from an unsuspecting public in an attempt to further their own agenda. The AR movement thought
they had made great strides towards this end result in Missouri with the narrow passing of the ballot initiative Proposition B in November of 2010. However, that Proposition was quickly overturned in April, 2011. As a result, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle and his cohorts intend to go city to city in Missouri if necessary to pass similar propositions. Board Bill 107 looks and sounds like such an attempt. All concerned dog lovers, owners, and breeders in St. Louis — indeed, dog owners everywhere—must voice their opposition to Board Bill 107. Such measures truly threaten the future of certain breeds (i.e. the Otterhound) by legally limiting the already thinning gene pool from which to breed, as well as the future of all working dogs that were bred to perform tasks such as weight-pulling and drafting, as well as herding dogs and agility dogs, not to mention therapy dogs and rescue dogs. Limiting breeding stock will lead to the extinction of jobs and tasks dogs were bred to perform and eventually to the extinction of dogs themselves. Government should go after the importers of diseased, unregulated dogs from third world countries that are being sold online, at auction and in shelters, and stay out of the whelping box of responsible breeders. Fanciers must inform the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and the general public that mandatory spay/neuter ordinances have been ineffective wherever they’ve been adopted. In fact, they’ve cost the communities that have implemented these laws considerable amounts of tax dollars. The AKC, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the ASPCA, and a whole host of other animal welfare groups such as Best Friends, Alley Cat Allies and the No Kill Advocacy Center oppose mandatory spay/neuter ordinances for the simple reason that they do not work. Making the failure to spay or neuter a pet illegal leads to owners relinquishing their pets rather than paying for the costly procedures. It also leads to the impoundment of pets, which leads to an increased cost for the community or municipality
to care for those pets and eventually put them down. In addition, owners afraid of not complying with MSN laws often forgo veterinary care such as rabies vaccinations because they’re afraid of being found out and reported. According to a letter penned by Shelia Goffe, the AKC’s Director of Government Relations, to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, “Dallas, Texas… saw a 22 percent increase in animal control costs and an overall decrease in basic licensing after enacting MSN policies in 2008”. Other reports cite an 8 percent increase in impounds in Memphis, TN after the passing of MSN, resulting in 750 additional animals being put down in the first six months of the new policy, and in Los Angeles, which passed MSN in 2008, there was an estimated 30 percent increase in impounded animals with an untold increase in euthanasia since MSN was enacted. The Aldermen and residents of St. Louis need look no further than thier own state, to Kansas City, MO to see the results of MSN. In 2006 Kansas City, MO passed a law requiring all “pit bulls” to be spayed or neutered. The result? An increase in impounds for non-compliance and an estimated 2000 dogs resembling “pit bulls” being put down. Board Bill 107 is a superfluous piece of legislation that does nothing to further the wellbeing of the dog or enlighten irresponsible owners; it only unfairly affects responsible owners and breeders. St. Louis already has limit laws on the books, and already requires that any impounded dog at-large must be spayed/neutered at the owner or guardian’s expense and microchipped as well. In tandem with microchipping and registering dogs in a retrieval database, voluntary, low-cost or (ideally) no-cost spay/neuter programs have proven to be a much more effective, practical and fair alternative to ineffective, unfair and often deadly MSN proposals. Perhaps the St. Louis proposal will revive another dormant debate, should the AKC should consider moving its Museum of the Dog once and for all from its current residence in St. Louis, MO to a more dog-friendly home, say, at 260 Madison Avenue in New York, or somewhere along Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue? If the St. Louis Board of Aldermen wants to hit dog owners and breeders in the wallet and threaten the future existence of domestic pets in the process, then the AKC needs to hit back with a move that will get its attention and celebrate the human-canine bond in a city that truly understands and appreciates it.
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RIC’S PASSING, A QUOTE FROM CHURCHILL...
Ric handling the Lakeland Terrier Red Baron to his Westminster best in show win in 1976 under Judge Mr. William W. Brainard, with presenters Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Chisholm.
Mrs. Izant and Ric.
Ric with Peter Green and Tommy Glassford.
or me the report that Ric Chashoudian had succumbed to his long series of illnesses was the top news of the week despite the various shenanigans real and/or imagined going on within the inner sanctums of AKC. The fact is that this hobby/sport of ours revolves primarily round the dog and improving its lot in life. And say what you want about the life of Ric Chashoudian, he was the consummate dog man and dog person. Unlike so many of these AKC politicos and wannabes who use the dog as an instrument to gain power in a niche style of American life, Ric’s concern, goals and successes or failures in life revolved round one thing and one thing only--the life of the dog. His very existence depended on an interrelationship with the dog and his ability to evaluate, understand and mold for the future the dog itself. This was unparalleled in our lifetime. How he may have used or misused these talents is another story but the fact is that for many people he was the greatest dog person of his time. I had my problems with Ric and vice versa but in all fairness our overall relationship was casual but very cautiously so. What he could have been for our sport in the field of judging was never properly developed-of his own choosing I may add for who amongst us did not value and need and want his true opinion of a dog? Who among us failed to recognize his talents as an artist/sculptor? Who among us failed to recognize his ability as a valid writer but
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“Where are we going?” “My back is hurting and how much longer before we get there?” “Your back can’t hurt half as bad as my hip!” “I think these shoes are starting to kill my feet.” “Does anyone have an antacid that I can have?” “FTD – I will need your help getting out of here.” “Is this Friday or Saturday?” “How does my hair look?” The endless chatter continues and I find relief in the comforting regularity of the clicking sound of the van’s direction signal. Oh, that’s right it’s a dog show and it’s Saturday. Thank you so much for driving us!” “What did you say what your name is?” It continues as FTD swiftly parks the van in the special spot marked DOG SHOW JUDGES PARKING. Opening the side double doors, FTD places the Rubbermaid Step Stool close to the van. Mr. TT removes himself from the front seat and immediately enters the exhibit hall before any of us exit. “Probably going to see if his girlfriend is here,” giggles MS. NEW SHOES. “Girlfriend….Oh my, I had no idea he had a girlfriend,” remarks Mrs. I DON’T KNOW WHERE I AM. “His wife is such a lovely lady,” she adds. Mrs. NEW SHOES slowly exits. I continue to take deep breaths in anticipation of getting the hell out of the back of the van. Mrs. I DON’T REMEMBER, along with Mrs. MY BACK HURTS, accompany Mrs. NEW SHOES into the building, while Mrs. TIGHT FACE grabs hold of FTD around his broad shoulders, humping his leg while finding solid ground. “Oh my, thank you so much for your help and will you be coming back for us later in the day, I hope,” she inquires. “I’m not sure. If I do I will make sure I personally help you in and out,” FTD politely informs Mrs. TIGHT FACE as she gazes all wide-eyed into open space. Mr. NEEDS A HIP, hunched over, wobbles out of the van directly followed by a very impatient Mr. I’M IMPORTANT and Ms. I’M YOUNG TOO. I notice that Ms. I ATE THE WRONG THING remains in the van with me. “Please, I will follow you,” I quickly regret saying in anticipation of massive, unpleasant fumes drifting my way. “Oh no dear, you go ahead, as it will take me longer than you,” she implores. With this said, I grab my gear and fly out the van door in search of a cool place and a bottle of water. “Hi there. The judges’ lounge is to your right, down the hall and through the second door,” Tina explains, peering over her enormous eyeglasses, which are outlandishly big for her narrow face. Tina makes a big check on the clipboard held in her hands validating my entrance and her self-importance. I enter the judges’ breakfast room 86 Dog News
and find all of my colleagues, with the exception of Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING, sitting around two side-by-side tables. Mrs. FACE TOO TIGHT peels a banana, takes a small nibble and proclaims her need for potassium. “Michael would you be a dear a make me a cup of hot tea?” asks Ms. MY BACK HURTS. “My pleasure--cream and sugar?” I ask. “A little cream, my dear, and can you also bring a few of those little donut holes with you too?” “Sure thing,” I add. I come back to the table and serve Ms. My BACK HURTS. Mr. NEEDS A HIP gets up from the table complaining, “I am getting stiff and If don’t move around I will not be able to make it through the day.” “Don’t worry, I will be happy to take over your assignment.” Mr. TT shares. “That’s only because he’s judging your girlfriend’s breed!” laughs Mrs. NEW SHOES. “Hi there darling, my name is Ms. I DON’T REMEMBER and would you take me to my ring?” “Sure thing, follow me,” offers Trish, the Show Chairperson.
s. I ATE THE WRONG THING enters the judges’ breakfast lounge and looks as if she spent a few extra minutes in the restroom prior to arrival. I know this to be a fact, because of the two extra sheets of tissue attached insidiously to the bottom of her right shoe. I move quickly to her side and place my right shoe on top of the tissue—silently disengaging it---preventing her further shame. “Where’s the treasurer? Does anyone know the name of the treasurer? I want to make sure I get my check. I always affirm the amount is correct before I leave the show. You can never be too careful these days,” spouts Mr. I AM IMPORTANT. “And make them give you two checks, one for our expenses and one for your fee. None of this asking for my social security number and providing paperwork for the IRS – It’s just not right,” he asserts to an open-air audience. Ms. I AM YOUNG TOO rises from the table, collects her personal items and leaves for ring number four. Not wanting
to dig for my judge’s program, I ask, “Ms. I AM TOO YOUNG can you tell me what ring I am in?” “Ring 11,” she clearly states and walks on. “Michael, we are going to need your help. Please come give us ladies a hand with our things and escort us to the superintendents table,” Ms. TIGHT FACE barks at me. Like any good boy, I move forward and collect Mr. TIGHT FACE’S handbag and throw it over my shoulder, lift the handle on Ms. I ATE TOO MUCH’s roller case and offer an arm to Mrs. MY BACK HURTS. “Thank you so much Michael. You are such a dear. What would we do without you? Your wife is one lucky lady,” remarks Mrs. I ATE TOO MUCH.” All red in the face, I suppress a desire to laugh. “Oh please, what are you talking about? Don’t go embarrassing young Michael like that. For Pete sakes the boy’s wife is 6 ft. 4 and named Michael2,” blurts Mrs. TIGHT FACE. Giggling in unison, the three ladies and I find the superintendent’s table. “They are all yours, Mr. O. Have a wonderful day---I am headed to ring 11,” I say while retrieving a judge’s badge from the cardboard sleeve covered in plastic wrap. Unhooking the pin from the back of the badge, I slide the sharp tip through the lapel of my blazer and walk to ring 11. I always use the judges’ badges supplied by the superintendents, even though I have every make of metallic, magnetic and enamel pins clearly identifying me as Judge Faulkner in a small box on my dresser. I don’t have to worry about remembering or losing personal pins. I truly appreciate the convenience they offer and although they do not look as significant and professional as the ones surrounded by “Old Glory,” --- looking for all the world like a high military decoration--- I personally like their simplistic nature. “O.K. enough of this pin OBE – get back to reality and call your first class into the ring.” “Good Morning, I’m Michael Faulkner and it’s nice to meet you, Richard,” I say to my steward. “We are going to have a great day. I don’t do anything fancy. Please bring the classes in catalog order, over to your right and please ask them to free stack. I will examine each exhibit and work them on the diagonal. If I am judging a table breed, I will take them around the ring once before they are to go on the table---this includes single entries. When it comes time to judge BOB, please have them enter in catalog order, dogs first, followed by, bitches, WD and WB. Oh, I prefer water and Diet Coke to drink,” I inform him. Ms. I DON’T KNOW WHERE I AM is in the next ring. Our tables are connected and I overhear her giving instructions to a young lady, who appears to have little experience in ring stewarding. “Missy – I will need you to let me know when each class enters, please remind me of Continued on page 90
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the breed and the class before and after the class and before I mark my book. In addition, I need you to help me keep track of the time and please tap me on the shoulder when I get to the last dog to be examined. Sometimes I concentrate so hard I forget and go over dogs that I have already examined.” The young lady nods her head in agreement while taking notes. “How would you like your dogs to enter for the breed competition?” “Oh, my - what breed is in the ring?” Ms. I CAN’T REMEMBER exclaims in panic. “No, no, no Judge I CAN’T REMEMBER--I would like to know how you would like me to bring them into the ring prior to judging,” the steward clarifies. Mrs. I CAN’T REMEMBER responds, “Oh, silly me---please bring them in catalog order followed by WD and WB. Please let me know when I have finished examining WB. Just come up, tap me on the shoulder and let me know it’s the last dog to be examined. And, I will need you to let me know if and when I need to award one of those Select Awards. It can get so confusing. Oh, one other thing, please bring me a cup of hot tea. Well, not so hot to burn me---but just warm enough---with a little non-dairy creamer. I can’t have dairy due to my medications and I will also need you to let me know, in forty-five minutes that it’s time for me to take my medications. Here are my pills. I take two of the pink, one white and three of the little yellow ones,” she adds, plopping her pill case on the table. “Hell, I’m sure glad I’m working for you and not her,” remarks Richard. Richard and I prove to be a working, methodical, well-tuned machine all day. On schedule, no mistakes in my judges’ book (probably a first), and all photographs taken, we move to the group ring for the final seven and Best in Show.
Judges’ seating area is clearly roped off at ringside. I enter. “Michael, you sit right over here with us. Sit down right here,” Mrs. TIGHT FACE says while patting the seat bottom between her and Mrs. MY BACK HURTS. Ms. NEW SHOES is seated to the right of Mrs. BACK HURTS, Mr. I’M IMPORTANT sits next to Mrs. TIGHT FACE’S left (at the entrance), Mr. TT stands outside of the ring on the far side consoling his girlfriend, as she lost the breed and will not be showing to him in the group, and Ms. I ATE THE WRONG THING squeezes by and plops down next to MS. NEW SHOES. Whereupon, Ms. NEW SHOES discretely shifts her weight to the left side of the chair, crosses her legs twisting her entire upper body in the opposite direction of 90 Dog News
Mrs. I ATE THE WRONG THING, in what I presume to be fear of another gas attack. Mrs. I CAN’T REMEMBER wanders up to the group ring entrance, leans on the table and asks, “Can you tell me when and what group I am judging today?” “You will be judging the second group, immediately after the first group, judged by Mr. NEEDS NEW HIP,” ring steward Richard informs her. Ms. I’M YOUNG TOO continues judging breeds, while Mr. NEEDS NEW HIP stands in the center of the group ring, calling in the first group to be judged. “Poor thing – just look at him out there – he really needs a good surgeon. I wish he lived close to me. My surgeon, who did my double hip replacement, is wonderful and I know he could help,” Mrs. TIGHT FACE whispers in my ear. “I bet and I hope he’s better than your plastic surgeon,” I quietly think. Mrs. MY BACK HURTS leans over to my right side. “Michael –just look at Mr. NEEDS NEW HIP, he can barely walk let alone examine the dogs. Look, look – he did not even check for testicles. Oh, that poor thing, maybe I should give him a couple of my codeine pills. What do you think?” “I think we should leave it be for now,” I share. Mr. NEEDS NEW HIP does not make a cut, does not move more than ten feet from the judge’s table and calls four dogs to the center of the ring. One, two, three, four---just like that the first group is finished. I can practically feel and hear his hipbones grind as he makes his way to each placement to hand them their ribbons. Mrs. I CAN’T REMEMBER, still leaning on the group judges’ table, slowly moves around the table, collects her book and stares for what seems like eternity at its cover. After a brief encounter with Richard, she looks at her watch, marks the time and calls the dogs into the ring. “Do you think she is going to make it?” Mrs. TIGHT FACE asks Mrs. MY BACK HURTS. “I judged with her last week and she thought Westminster was next week and here it is July. My back may be shot, but at least my mind seems to be working,” Mrs. MY BACK HURTS giggles. “Excuse me, Michael, I am sorry to keep leaning over you like this – well, she told me earlier this morning she had dinner with judge??????? a couple of weeks ago---and that lady has been dead for six years. I just played along and asked how she was doing and to give her my best the next time they spoke.” Mrs. TIGHT FACE finishes talking, leans back and leaves her hand resting on my thigh. “What the hell, if I can give her a little thrill why not!” “She also told me she was going to put up the ?????? for the group tonight. She said it was the best one she had ever seen,” shares Mrs. MY BACK HURTS. “Thank you so much and all of these dogs are beautiful – you will be number one, two, three and four,”---with her “best one she had ever seen” walking without a
ribbon. Mrs. I CAN’T REMEMBER exits the ring, turns left and walks behind our row of chairs. She stops, rests her hands on my shoulders and asks, “Can you tell me who just won that group?” “Ummmmm, welllllll the ????????? did and I think I need to take you over to get your pictures taken,” I say quietly. Lifting myself up from between Mrs. TIGHT FACE and Mrs. MY BACK HURTS, I escort Mrs. I CAN’T REMEMBER to the podium for pictures. Once she settles into her photo op routine I return to my seat. Richard stands in the middle of the ring and announces there will be a slight break in the group judging while MS. NEW SHOES judges the Junior Showmanship finals. “How nice,” I think. “I, too, was a Junior Handler. I love it when the clubs go out of their way to showcase this important aspect of competition.” I communicate to anyone who is willing to listen. “This is a total waste of time this late in the day. We really need to focus on getting this over, getting us back to the hotel so we can have a drink and dinner,” chides Mr. I’M IMPORTANT. Mrs. TIGHT FACE squeezes my thigh and spurts a quick F!@#@#!him through her lips. “Who asked you for your opinion?” she blurts out. “These talented youngsters deserve your respect. They are the future of this sport. You know the sport that provides you with a platform filled with ego and self-importance. And another thing – I was a junior handler, my children were junior handlers, and my grandchildren are junior handlers, and I will not have you or anyone else say nasty things at ringside. So, sit down and shut your face!” “WOW – unbelievable! Mrs. MY BACK HURTS, full of codeine, totally flattens Mr. I’M IMPORTANT in support of junior handlers. “I love it,” I say to myself.
“Amazing how that old fart thinks he is so important. We used to show dogs together fifty years ago and all he ever exhibited were a few ugly ??????? that he bred and the one dog he actually won a group with, he purchased. Now he judges five groups – go figure that one,” Mrs. TIGHT FACE apprises me. The dedicated youngsters enter the ring in a professional manner, circling around the with their dogs as I sit back in my chair, with Mrs. TIGHT FACE’S hand resting on my thigh, Mrs. MY BACK HURTS’ shoulder pressed against mine, thrilled knowing our sport is in good hands and there remains a place for me---as I get more aches and pains, lose more hair (if that is possible), become a bit more forgetful, while I recover from major hip replacement surgery.
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Judge Mrs. Carol Kniebusch Noe
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Breeders & Owners Alan & Joanna Dorfman Boca Boxers BocaBoxers@aol.com www.bocaboxers.com 248 361-3061
Breeders & Owners Gloria & Jack Bower Royal Palms Boxers 941 627-1898
Handler Guy H. Fisher Murbe Kennel www.murbekennel.com Assisted by Taylor, Jackie, Josh & Sammy 810 384-1844
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This is possibly the most important exhibition and sale of its kind ever staged, for not only does it bring together two such leading galleries but the range and depth of quality of the exhibits is quite outstanding, added to which there is a plethora of breeds. If you thought animalier bronzes were confined to Pointers, Setters, Toy Spaniels and Greyhounds, you need look no further to realise how wrong you were. These breeds are of course included, an exhibition of this scale would not be complete without them, but there are others. Emmanuel Fremiet’s Dachshunds, a Griffon with pigeons by Pierre-Jules, a rarely seen French Bulldog from the 1930s by Édouard Navellier, a Borzoi and a Husky by the Russian master, Prince Paul Troubetzkoy and a Bloodhound by Arthur Waagen. In excess of twenty bronzes will be exhibited plus one ‘intruder’, a circa 1920 carved wood model of a Pekingese by French sculptor and art dealer, Gaston Le Bourgeois, proving that quality in whatever medium can hold its own with the best. William Secord will be bringing over a similar number of paintings showcasing the work of 94 Dog News
some of the major players in the genre. There will be Wire Fox Terriers by Arthur Wardle, a breed with which he is synonymous, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier, an Irish Terrier and two Golden Retrievers by John Emms, and two famous dogs by George Earl, the Pointer, Drake and Smooth Fox Terrier, Trimmer. Drake was the first Pointer champion at Field Trials. He was owned by Sir Richard Garth and born in 1868 and when Garth sold his kennel, Drake was purchased by Mr. Lloyd Price of Bala. It was his ground in North Wales that was the setting for George Earl’s famous painting, ‘A Field Trial Meeting’, and it was on this same ground that the first ever sheepdog trials were held. Trimmer was the first of his breed to win a prize at a dog show. He was whelped in 1867 and owned by J.H. Murchison, one of the very early breeders
and exhibitors of Fox Terriers whose interest extended ahead of the existence of the Kennel Club. Captain Archibald Butter will be forever remembered as one of the important figures in field trial history. Included in the exhibition is a Black Labrador by Margaret Collyer from his famous Faskally kennel from which came Ch. Peter of Faskally, one of the great field trial Labradors of all time. Decorative pictures include a West Highland White Terrier in a landscape by Lilian Cheviot and a recumbent Poodle on a sumptuously upholstered sofa by Florence Jay. Works by Continental artists feature three Bulldogs by the Belgian artist, Charles Boland, and two Dachshunds by the German artist, Ludwig Voltz. ‘The Dog Show’ runs at the Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6LX from the 2nd November until the 10th December.
SONNY Gold GCh. Belgar’s Desert Sand
First GCh. Miniature Schnauzer to achieve the GOLD AWARD Winning the Breeder’s Showcase Terrier Group Santa Barbara under Judge Mrs. Cindy Vogels. Gold GCh. Belgar’s Desert Sand and Bronze GCh. Belgar’s Desert Rose
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Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall...
continues her winning ways The Golden Retriever National Top 20 and People’s Choice winner
GCh. Summits Emery It’s in the Bag SDHF,
Chloe celebrates her Tenth All Breed Best In Show and Fifteenth Specialty Best In Show
Thank you Judge Mr. Robert Shreve
Thank you Judge Mrs. Gloria Geringer
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Thank you Judge Mr. James Noe for Chloe’s Eighth All Breed Best In Show Wisconsin Rapids Kennel Club
Thank you Judge Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus
FLASH 9th and 10th Back-To-Back Best In Shows Huge Thanks to Judges Mrs. Loraine Boutwell and Mr. James Reynolds Marquette Kennel Club FLASH Specialty Number 15 • Thank you Judge Ms. Pluis Davern Des Moines Golden Retriever Club As Always Breeder Owner Handled by Beth Johnson... Summit Goldens Dog News 97
THE CANINE MELANOMA VACCINE Continued FROM page 46
last for at least several months. But we don’t know if it would last for years. For that reason, we recommend a booster every 6 months.
ing projects. I can’t provide any specific details, however, because it’s all proprietary information at this point.
Are there any adverse side effects associated with ONCEPT vaccination? MENARDI: Injection site reactions can happen with any type of vaccine.
Do you think the development of future vaccines in general likely would be based on DNA coding? MENARDI: Yes. If you look at the research being done on vaccines today, you’ll find that recombinant DNA vaccines constitute a large part of it. That’s not just the case for the development of new therapeutic vaccines for other types of cancer, but for the development of new preventative vaccines for infectious diseases as well.
Is ONCEPT solely effective against Canine Melanoma or is it effective against other types of canine cancer? MENARDI: The vaccine specifically targets Canine Melanoma and thus wouldn’t be effective against other types of canine cancer. The efficacy of traditional vaccines is tested by vaccinating a group of dogs and then challenging those vaccinated by exposing them to other dogs infected with the infectious disease. The immune response is then measured, i.e., how many dogs in the vaccinated group contracted the disease? How was the efficacy of the Canine Melanoma vaccine tested? MENARDI: Obviously, we didn’t want to induce Canine Melanoma in group of dogs. Instead, we enrolled dogs with naturally occurring Canine Melanoma in our test group. We treated the test group with the vaccine and compared their survival times to the survival times reported in the literature for dogs treated with surgery but without the vaccine.
How would DNA coding based vaccines prevent infectious disease? MENARDI: Prevention is achieved regardless whether the immune system is exposed to a particular protein on a virus and identifies it as foreign, in the case of a traditional vaccine, or if the body manufactures the protein from instructions provided by a DNA vaccine and then identifies it as foreign, in the case of DNA coded type vaccine. Either way, the immune system always is on the look out for that particular protein.
How effective did ONCEPT prove to be? MENARDI: According to the literature, a dog with Stage II Melanoma would have a 50 percent chance of living beyond 150 days. A dog with Stage III Melanoma would have a 50 percent chance of living beyond 90 days. Our efficacy study indicated the Canine Melanoma vaccine increased survival time substantially. When given in combination with surgery, a dog with Stage II or III Melanoma had a 75 percent chance of living beyond 464 days.
Could the protein coding on any kind of disease—not just cancer— be identified and a vaccine to treat disease be created from it? MENARDI: Theoretically, yes. But a vaccine based on DNA coding technology may not be as useful for treating contagious viral infections That’s because once an individual contracts a viral infection, treating it with a vaccine of any type--traditional or one based on DNA coding-isn’t always an effective treatment at that point. For infectious diseases, prevention is always preferred over treatment. However, therapeutic vaccines for other kinds of cancer could be developed by targeting the protein on each one. That’s the most exciting aspect of this technology.
Do you expect a similar type of vaccine that targets Melanoma in humans to be available in the future? MENARDI: Absolutely. The success of the Canine Melanoma vaccine is powerful proof of the therapeutic value of vaccines based on DNA coding.
Would it be possible to create DNA based vaccines that could replace chemotherapy? MENARDI:Yes, as in the case of Canine Melanoma, where chemotherapy does not significantly improve survival.
Are DNA coding type vaccines being developed to treat other kinds of canine cancer? MENARDI: Yes, there are several ongo-
For more information about ONCEPT and the revolutionary vaccine technology upon which it’s based, visit www.petcancervaccine.com
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Canine Melanoma Canine Melanoma is the most commonly seen form of oral cancer in dogs and may occur in any breed. It’s highly aggressive and frequently spreads throughout the body, i.e., to the lymph nodes, liver, lungs and kidneys. It’s a darkly pigmented--brown or black--lump that most commonly occurs inside the mouth or on the footpads. It’s asymmetrical in shape, affixed to the tissue and can range in size from a pinpoint to several centimeters in diameter. Symptoms may include difficulty chewing and swallowing, bleeding and ulceration, loss of teeth, drooling, frequently licking the lips and facial swelling. Canine Melanoma is diagnosed by performing a surgical biopsy: a small tissue sample is removed and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory determines whether the cells in the tissue sample are malignant or benign. In the case of the former, the laboratory reports the type of cancer present and comments on how aggressive it might be. Since Canine Melanoma has a strong tendency to metastasize, other tests may be necessary to determine how far the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Because Canine Melanoma frequently occurs in the mouth of dogs, often, it isn’t diagnosed until the disease is advanced. The possibility of a positive outcome decreases as the disease advances. Unfortunately, it’s resistant to treatment with chemotherapy. Aggressive surgery is still the best chance for a good outcome. The new Canine Melanoma vaccine is administered after surgery. Although it acts in an entirely different way, it plays the same role as chemotherapy. It targets any Melanoma cells that remain after surgery and triggers an immune response against them. Removing the mass of cancer cells with surgery allows the vaccine to access any remaining cancer cells that may have spread throughout the body. While there are anecdotal reports of vaccine responses in the face of bulky tumors, on the whole, outcomes aren’t as good if surgery isn’t performed before it’s administered.
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Samoyeds love any sort of activity including chasing a lure as “Poppy” (U-CA AKC/UKC GCh/CKC Ch SFX Treasure’s Trove CGC HCT TDI ), one of Lori Chapek-Carleton’s dogs shows.
One of the Samoyed Club’s titles involves packing, another of the many jobs that Samoyeds do well.
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part of the breed’s history what is to say that some other facet of the breed’s overall makeup also will not be altered or eliminated. Specialization is for breeds like the Border Collie but Samoyeds were never meant to be specialists. They are the Arctic’s best multitasker and if you give them a chance, they can be pretty darned good at whatever you want to try. But, sometimes you have to overcome some obstacles to maintain the ‘dog for all seasons’ aspect of the breed. We had some real problems in herding finding quality trainers who would work with Samoyeds and give them the time and effort necessary. Many well-known trainer/handlers would not take us seriously and it was not unusual to hear, ‘If you want to herd, get a Border Collie.’ Fortunately, we found two exceptional people who saw the raw potential of our breed. At first they worked them according to other herding breeds with similar ‘styles.’ But, as the training continued, they adapted their techniques to match the Samoyed’s natural abilities. Then we had to find training facilities within a reasonable distance and often the same breed prejudice showed up—‘That kind of dog is not going to work MY stock. No way!’ Then finding AKC herding events was another obstacle. When our first herding Samoyed, Villain, finished the first AKC trial level title, we had been to trials in six different states from New York to California and we live in Florida.” Some Samoyeds that have a lot of drive to work may not have the greatest focus, according to Teresa Brown, who owns Ch. Echo’s Emperor of Rome RN MX MXJ XF HCT WSXM TDI (“Caesar.”) “It seems that when a Samoyed has a lot of drive to work, it comes with a lack of focus and an independent spirit. In agility, Caesar would run a course but wasn’t focusing on me so he would create his own course. It took time and patience to develop focus and to get him to work with me as a team. One thing that helped was starting him in Rally early in his career. This established a foundation for focusing on me when we worked.” If you want to be successful in a performance activity, it is important to not listen to the naysayers, according to ChapekCarleton. “You shouldn’t believe those people who say it can’t be done or who have biases against the ability of the Samoyed to excel in whatever activity you want to do. Any obstacles that pop up are not insurmountable. It’s so important that there are people in the breed who are interested in keeping the
instincts and capabilities present in the breed and we need dogs that can do it all. Just as important as breeding dogs who maintain these instincts is finding people who are interested in those activities and willing and able to pursue them. It is fine to focus on herding or sledding or agility or whatever you want to do but it is also necessary to keep in mind that the breed as a whole is capable of doing it all.”
hese dogs are in the working group for a reason,” said DuBois. “Does this need to continue to be proven? If you ask me, I say ‘yes’ because if they can’t do the work for which the breed was developed, why keep them in the working group? I’m not saying that every show dog should have a working title but I do think that if a breeder wants to show the strength of their line, there darn well better be a couple of working dogs in their lineage somewhere. They don’t say ‘more than a pretty face’ about this breed for nothing. The standard for the breed is there for a reason...so the dogs can work. If the dogs begin to deviate from the standard will they be able to work? If, for example, they become too large or heavy-boned this would make certain tasks that the breed is capable of doing now very laborious if not impossible.” “It’s really very important that the Samoyed of today remains a multi-purpose dog that is capable of not only being a ‘pretty face’ but one that has the desire, structure, attitude and capability to work and perform. Samoyeds that have both conformation and working titles show that it is possible,” said the Shlobohms. “We face two great challenges with this breed today,” said Clark. “The greatest challenge is legislation being passed that targets specific breeds and breeders as a whole. All spay/ neuter legislation is aimed at ending the breeding of pet dogs which means there will be fewer breeders of Samoyeds and a smaller gene pool. This poses a threat to every breed as smaller gene pools make it harder to eliminate hereditary issues. Another problem we face is to avoid the division of the breed into ‘show’ and ‘working’ types. This has happened with sporting breeds and we have to make sure it doesn’t happen to Samoyeds. I hope that working our dogs in multiple activities will help prevent that.”
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Thank you Judges: Mr. Eric Ringle Best of Breed & Group Second
Dr. Mauro Anselmo Alves Best of Breed
Mr. Jay Richardson Best of Breed
Mr. William Cunningham Group Third
Mrs. Jan Paulk Best of Breed
Specialty Best In Show Winning GCh. Shoreline East/West Play It Again Sam SHORELINE Breeders: Nancy Simmons Stan & Lois Ostrowski Karla Mattioli
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Rare Breeds OF THE WORLD Armenian Gampr Continued FROM page 54
hundred of thousands, and deported the survivals to the deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia. According to records, between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians were murdered or died of starvation. The Armenian massacre is considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century. After many years of hostility between Turkey and Armenia over this genocide the two countries finally agreed in October 2009 to establish diplomatic relations and reopen the border between the two countries. The independent Republic of Armenia was established on May 1918, but survived only until November of 1920, when it was annexed by the Soviet army. Finally Armenia declared its independence from the collapsing Soviet Union on Sept. 23, 1991. The Armenian Diaspora has existed throughout the nation’s history, and the emigration has been heavy since independence from the Soviet Union. It is estimated that 60% of the total 8 million Armenians worldwide live outside the country – the majority in the US. Possibly because of the geographical isolation Gamprs are one of the few natural breeds that were not submitted to human selection. Their genetic variation was promoted by spontaneous and periodic mating with local wolves. No one is certain about the exact time when the Gampr was domesticated, but researchers proved that the prototype of the modern Gampr was formed about 3000 years ago. The Gamprs are vivacious, independent, strong animals with a great selfpreservation instinct, and a natural ability to defend and protect the livestock. The breed is famous for its great friendliness toward humans, especially to their master. Cave designs found in the Armenian Plateau, dated approximately 15,00012,000 BC, show a large number and variety of dog types, providing a record of development. In S. Dal’s book the “Sevan plateau’s Transcaucasia shepherd dog, 1st millennium BC” the author describes the results of an excavation conducted in 1954 by Lake Sevan. In the excavation site dating approx. 800 1000 BC, a well preserved dog skeleton was found in one of the tombs. When comparing the skull with the head of a modern Gampr and other canines Dal concluded that (although there are some marked differences from the modern type, like longer head-face, narrower head box and stronger teeth) it was a representative of the breed. Consequently Dal concluded that although the selection and breeding process of the 104 Dog News
last 3000 years affected the dogs’ general appearance and size, the Gampr was already established and formed as a breed in the 1st millennium BC. The modern Gampr shows traits of the older dog types (represented in the carvings), and despite the conjectures that the dog originated outside of the Armenian Plateau, and was somehow introduced by countries as far as Tibet, historians say that on the contrary maybe the Gampr dogs were the forefathers of the Tibetan Mastiff. Studying the ancient dog’s history I found this note about the close link between ancient dogs and their owners manifested in the mythical Armenian dog deity of healing called Aralez (ca. 50002000 BC). The dog god resurrected men fallen in battle by licking their wounds. This story about Aralez gave the second name for the breed. At the time of the Ottoman invasion of Armenia the Gampr was highly prized by the invading Ottomans. Historical references list the dogs as a tribute from Armenians to their Turkish masters. There is a historical source stating that hundreds of years ago monks from St. Bernard (Switzerland) monastery went to Armenia looking for rescue dogs. This is entirely possible, since Armenian
Gampr Storm dogs were very popular at that time. Probably those monks learned about the popular history told by the 5th century historian Movses Khorenatsi that in the 1st century Armenian king Sanatruk when he was a few months old was rescued by a Gampr Storm Dog from under the snows. “In Mndzur highlands one pedigreed Gampr dog costs 640 kg corn, or a horse, or two cows, or 10 sheep, 80 kg honey, 80 kg butter, etc. If the poor man from Mndzur wanted to have a Gampr but did not have anything to trade for, he has to work 80 days for free for the dog’s owner. In Sasun it costs 10-12 sheep. Most powerful dogs cost up to 30-40 sheep. Killing the Gampr was considered as a murder.” Excerpts from a book devoted to the Dersim region of historic Armenia:
ne of the great losses of the Armenian genocide caused is that much of the breed disappeared in Turk inhabited areas, but thankfully some typical specimens were preserved, and saved in the regions inhabited by Kurds, who were mostly engaged in sheep herding. Very sturdy and friendly, Armenian Gampr Shepherds are found in all rural mountainous areas. The government of Armenia is in the initial stages of registering the standard of the Gampr or Aralez, which is necessary to save from erroneous claims by Turkey and Russia that this specimen, natural to Armenia, is somehow theirs. In order for the standard to be recognized in international breeding circles, this control and registration is vital. In a development largely viewed as important for the nation’s dog-breeding credentials abroad, recently the Breed Committee of the International Kennel Union (IKU) entered the Gampr in its register as Armenia’s national dog breed. Armenian dog breeders are working on the general recognition of the Armenian Gampr, and certainly American breeders and enthusiasts are of a great value in the effort of the selective breeding and conservation of this ancient breed. Our readers can find the complete standard at the http://www.gampr.org/ characteristics.html of the Armenian Gampr Club of America. Note - I simply can not talk about Armenia without reinforcing the historical injustice, and cruelty committed against this wonderful people. This was a tragedy that does not belong here but our interested readers may visit http://www.armenian-genocide. org.
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he proverbial ….has hit the fan. Last week I told you how board member STEVE GLADSTONE had made a motion to table the JUDGES APPROVAL COMMITTEE recommendations for twenty-one days. He then proceeded to post on the Internet the proposal by the committee adding his own views and suggestions and then asked every and anyone for their suggestions. He did this on his own, yet uses his AKC Board Class of 2015 prominently in his email address. This has infuriated many (not to mention the committee members, headed by fellow Board member BOB SMITH, which was selected and voted on by the Board of Directors in September of 2010). So now emails are flying with no holds barred. In addition to his fellow Board members, even American Kennel Club employees are getting into the fray. Whether you agree with STEVE or not, his timing is at best questionable. Some say the fancy should have been surveyed at the beginning before any proposals were made. Others say that STEVE is positioning himself to become chairman (though he is quoted as saying he doesn’t want to be chairman) and did this as a feel good tactic to make the fancy feel included and he be the hero. However, the bottom line is the good judges don’t have to be pushed along; they go at their own pace. The not so fortunate (when it comes to breed knowledge) think they should move along at breakneck speed, I think that will change. What should change is the amount of shows and the clustering of same. RIC CHASHOUDIAN passed away Monday, September 19th following a long illness at the age 80. It is no secret that RIC and I didn’t agree on many topics, I guess his Armenian temperament and my Greek temperament kept us apart. So it would be hard for me to wax the poetic now that he is gone, but
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what can’t be denied was his great and gifted talent for trimming and presenting his string of dogs. In his heyday there was hardly a best in show lineup in California where RIC was not present. His handling career was legend, by his wins and by his actions. His wins were highlighted by his handling the Lakeland Terrier Red Baron to his Westminster best in show win in 1976. Many of today’s terrier handlers owe some thanks in part to RIC, as he did teach and mentor those who sort his help. Upon his retirement from handling and a move to the South, he began his judging career, which had many well-documented ups and downs. In other areas, he was the first to start carving and casting dog bronzes, which were immediately embraced by the dog showing public. RIC was a master with the knife whether trimming or carving. His professional life mirrored his personal life and was just as chaotic with four marriages, his first to fellow handler the late YVONNE CHASHOUDIAN with whom he had two daughters, KIM and KERRY. And three other marriages, to LESLEY BETTS (BOYES) and SANDY MALCOLM (DENNIS) and his current wife, NICOLE. All of us send our sympathies to his wife and daughters, his sister JOANIE and the rest of his family. It is the end of another era, with the last printing of the AKC GAZETTE. Now only available online, it ends a tradition that many thought would never end. Congratulations to SHARON & BOB JACOBSEN, who are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. This Sunday, friends and family will gather for a memorial service and plaque dedication to honor the memory of the late SAM DRAPER. SAM co-founded the Rockland Community College Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program, where he was a professor. Guests will enjoy music, poetry and tributes followed by high tea (SAM would have loved this). Slated to be present is opera singer DEBORAH VOIGT, who was a dear friend of SAM’S.
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Breeder-Judge Mrs. Jean Fournier
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Ch. Kontokiâ€™s A Bend In The Road owned by Nan Wisniewski Jason W. Guin M.D. Ron Tang Sam Kao Marlene A. DePalma Thomas L. Oelschlager
bred by KONTOKI Presented by:
Assisted by Jacqueline Fera
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First Xolo To Go
Best In Show
Judge Mr. John Madeiros Group First:
Mrs. Kathleen Grosso Dr. Michael Manning Mr. William Cunningham Mrs. Susan St. John Brown
Mrs. Linda Tilka Mrs. Anitra Cuneo Mr. Elliott Weiss Mrs. Catherine DiGiacomo Mr. Chuck WInslow Ms. Marjorie Underwood Mrs. Jacqueline Stacy Mr. Ralph Ambrosio Ms. Denny Mounce Mr. Robert Frost Mr. John Madeiros Mr. James Reynolds Mrs. Elaine Mathis
Group Second: Mr. Mark Kennedy Ms. Sandy Wheat Mr. LaMar Mathis Ms. Mary Miller Mrs. Paula Hartinger
Thank you to all the numerous Judges who recognized
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Group Fourth: Mr. Lawrence Stanbridge Mr. W. Everett Dean, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth Muthard Mr. Robert Ennis Miss Virginia Lyne Ms. Christine Salyers Anderson
Number 1* Xolo
GCh. Bayshore Georgio Armani Multiple Group Winnings and Placements
Pictured winning a Group Third under Judge Mr. Norman Patton Owners J. Frank Baylis Lynda Hylton Traci Johnson
• Handled by Gwen DeMilta • PHA •AKC Registered Handler
Breeder J. Frank Baylis
*The Dog News Top Ten List - All Breed
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Biloxi, Mississippi Kennel Club Photos by MARCELO VERAS
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RIC’S PASSING, A QUOTE FROM CHURCHILL... Continued FROM page 82
all too often in these endeavors he permitted excesses to reign over reason. Ric had been so ill these past several years and his presence on the dog scene gradually diminished to the point of being non-existent. Nonetheless those of us who remember him in his hey-days can recall fondly the magnificence of a Ric presented exhibit and his ability to pass onto others the ability to teach them that which he was so talented in doing. In the matter of Mr. Gladstone I must say he certainly has decided to handle himself in a most inappropriate manner. Indeed his latest fiasco whereby he decided to establish his own web site which caused some people to wonder about his possible use of inside knowledge of the domain site for his website (which reminded many of when he used Board stationary in an attempt to sway a Standard vote on a breed he never owned, nor bred, nor had a direct connection with) only reemphasizes the need to rein this man in!!!! It caused me to write the following letter to all Board Members including said Gladstone: I would have to say the total disrespect of AKC’s Constitution by Steve Gladstone should not go ignored--he is in the process of totally dismembering the concept of AKC being a ‘club of clubs’ and turning the organization into an individually run membership type organization. This may be a good idea but it is illegal under the present Constitution and Bylaws. The motion made by him at the last Board meeting concerning Judges Approvals should in my opinion have been ruled out of order and his decision to run his own web-site to poll the world about a subject already under discussion a disregard towards his fiduciary duties to AKC and a coup towards Board unity. It is my opinion that he should be severely reprimanded if not voted off the Board. Matthew H. Stander I also sent the letter onto some others and one friend in particular who lives in England. His response was an interesting one bemoaning the actions of Gladstone by using a quote from Winston Churchill, which I pass onto you all--”Churchill is said of having your ear to the ground “That is a very undignified position to be in”. Well dignity is hardly a strong point of Steve’s, which fact is underlined in the Staff memo that appeared in which I call to your attention the following two statements and direct quotes they are for sure. “This is an example of one man’s misguided comments and actions to achieve a personal agenda rather than acting as a responsible member of the AKC Board of Directors... Gladstone’s own lack of accomplishments in this sport and his rejection by the true dog people are more than apparent in his daily distorted comments about the fancy...” Hear, hear I say to those comments and it’s about time too that people have the heart and nerve to stand up to his bullying statements and attitudes!!! Of course all these shenanigans going on bring back memories of the “good old days” when Judi was a Board member and she cast a vote for herself to become President. 118 Dog News
Whilst president there were rumors that she had a hit list and wanted certain individuals canned-the same is going on now it is said as different people manipulate the upcoming Board elections and the subsequent voting for Board Chairman. It is being said and I do not believe this at all that certain promises are being made to get Board member votes for Chairman. I totally reject this notion but were I to be on the Board and were I to be seeking other Board members’ votes these are the promises I would make--and I repeat this is me talking tongue in check-alphabetically I would promise Mr. Amen the right to never have to cast a vote--he would never have to take a position on anything: Mr. Arnold- a substantial sum of money for CHF; Mr. Ashby a job in Raleigh or Greensboro or better still nonbasement offices in both cities as COO of AKC and MB-F; Mr. Battaglia - a monthly lecture cruise on the USS AKC for which he is paid--handsomely of course; Dr. Davies- for the Long Branch Cluster-Tuxedo Park, Somerset Hills and Westchester to join Queensboro in Springfield permanently; Dr. Garvin the biggest and most expensive steak and lobster meal you can get at Peter Luger’s Steak house in Brooklyn; Mr. Gladstone-the same as Dr. Garvin, except he can only go to Peter Luger’s to eat on Tuesday nights, the alleged Mafia night to eat there; Mr. Goodman-a visit with Ponce de Leon; Mr. Kalter-the Lion’s role from the Wizard of Oz to have the courage to speak what he believes publicly; Mr. Menaker- the presidency of FCI; Dr. Newman-a charge account at Turnbull & Asser with instructions to dress the other Board members accordingly; Mrs. Scully-a permanent seat in the “sin- bin” at Crufts wrapped in an American flag and Bob Smith - Polly’s willingness to speak out. Would I now be voted in as Board Chair? I doubt it!
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Bests of the Week Continued FROM page 34
Moore County Kennel Club of North Carolina - Sunday Miniature Pinscher GCh. Marlex Classic Red Glare Judge Mr. Edd E. Bivin Owners Leah Monte and Armando Angelbello Handler Armando Angelbello Berks County Kennel Club - Sunday Boxer GCh. Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream Judge Mr. William Cunningham Owners D. McCarroll, Mrs. J. Billhardt, & S. Tenenbaum Handler Diego Garcia Cape Cod Kennel Club - Sunday Cardigan Welsh Corgi GCh. Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery Judge Mr. Robert J. Shreve Owners Cynthia & Vincent Savioli Handler Sherri Hurst Bonneville Basin Kennel Club - Sunday Boxer GCh. R & G’s Mystical Dancer Judge Mrs. Judith Lobb Owners R. Bezerra, B. Bachman, R. Servetnick, C. Desmond, G. Steele Handler Kimberlie Steele-Gamero Kennel Club of Niagara Falls Smooth Fox Terrier GCh. Warfox High Mtn Sweetheart Judge Mr. Randy Garren Owners Linda & Schuler Nelson Handler Dan Buchwald Rio Pecos Kennel Club Bearded Collie Ch. Britannia Spotacular In Blu Judge Ms. Beverly Capstick Owners Ruth Jeram, Michele Ritter & Kelly Canham Handler Kim Raleigh Dallas-Ft. Worth Toy Dog Club I & II Smooth Coat Chihuahua GCh. Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight Judge Mr. Fred Bassett Judge Mr. Kent Delaney Owner & Handler Gloria Johnson Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States GCh. Adili’s American Idol Judge Mr. Kent Delaney Owners Kiki Courtelis and Tammy Lynch Handler Tammy Lynch
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Letters To The Editor correctioN ast week’s edition of Dog News (9.16.11) incorrectly identified the couple that answered Leslie Boyes’ Ten Questions (pg. 38). The happily married couple is, of course, JESSY & ROxANNE SUTTON. Dog News regrets the error.
aN addeNduM n this week’s issue on page 70 I wrote about Ric Chashoudian and inadvertently left out the names of Clayton Harris as being one of the young terrier people who were mentored by Ric as well as the names of the two lady benefactors of his from Dallas, Mrs. Goddard and Mrs. Cagill. Peter Green Bowmansville, PA
he Hatboro Dog Club show site was severely impacted by recent wet weather here in PA. In order to find suitable grassy areas, the show committee has had to relocate all the outside rings to the back of the Grange property. This is not a perfect solution and not everyone is going to be happy with the changes. The move will allow us to have a show, however. We’re doing everything to keep inconvenience to the exhibitors to a minimum. We ask for everyone’s cooperation and patience and thank our loyal exhibitors for their understanding. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. With kindest Regards, robert d Black, Rdbrwt593@aol.com Ps: The recent changes to DOG NEWS are super and make it a world class publication. Keep up the Good Work! Bye, Bye PriNted Gazette he last issue of the printed Gazette arrived. I am seriously dismayed by the AKC’s decision to stop printing the Gazette and send it by e-mail only. And before I get accused of “beating a dead horse” let me say, I never thought it would happen. I thought they would find some other way around this — maybe going bi-monthly, quarterly, something. At least they did tell us up front what they were planning. Far different than when the AKC recently stopped mailing their Judges
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Newsletter “The Standard”. I did not know it was available only online until a friend notified me that my name was mentioned in one of the articles. But that is small indeed, compared to a complete magazine. And now several of the dog magazines are also going online. Contrary to what people think — NOT EVERYONE HAS A COMPUTER. Not every judge, not every exhibitor, not everyone. And those of us who do have one don’t plan to spend all of our time in front of one of them. I was introduced to computers late in life. I admit to being computer challenged. It is a “can’t live with it, and can’t live without it” situation. Computers do have their place in the field of communication, but there is life besides computers. Sorry, Gazette, there will be no more relaxing in a cozy chair, leafing through your pages, skimming over the breed articles, learning something new, or being reminded of something forgotten, reading the meeting minutes, checking coming shows, etc. So it’s so long, adios, good-bye. May you rest in peace. Mildred Bryant Bridgeport, Texas North BraNch cluster: For the record
o set the record straight: In a recent issue (Sept. 9) of Dog News, the North Branch Cluster ad inadvertently omitted the names of the Group clubs who were also part of the cluster: the Big Apple Sporting Society, the Central New Jersey Hound Association, and the Non-Sporting Group of the Garden State. The other members of the cluster were Tuxedo Park Kennel Club, Somerset Hills Kennel Club, and the Westchester Kennel Club. Thank you, North Branch Cluster Committee
reMeMBeriNG ric ic goes way back when he used to show dogs in California........years ago when I was with Jack Bradshaw. When I would steward he would put his cigar on the judges/stewards table when he entered the ring and then pick it up and back to smoking as he was leaving the ring....a good dog man and he will be missed. Johnny shoemaker Hendersonville, NV
e toasted Ric tonight. We toasted him: “to family”. Without Ric my husband Wood and I never would have met, would not have married and would not be together today. A toast to my daughters, Jenny and Ashley and my grand daughter Brynlee (pictured below). Everyone who knows us would say the same. Christine Wornall Santa Ynez, CA
A Top Five* Cavalier Breed and All Breed
Judge Ms. Elizabeth Muthard
GCH. KAVALOR FENWAY PARK Breeder/Owner/Handler: Karen & Ron Galipeault AKC Registered Handler www.kavalorcavaliers.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Owners: Cheryl & Kenneth Barnes Keje Cavaliers www.kejecavaliers.com *The Dog News Top Ten List
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Dog Show Calendar OCTOBER 27 - THURSDAY PR Bayamon* (I) PONCE KENNEL CLUB Polideportivo Rafael Pont Flores de la Universidad Ave Zaya Verde Urb. La Milagrosa (Univ Central Bayamon) CLOSES: OCTOBER 5 Blanca Cucarella, SHW SEC, Laarboleda A2-Ave Ramirez, Arellano, Guaynabo, PR 00966 FEE: $30.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW M. Mortera SPORTING Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay Ms. N. Riggsbee: Span-Boykin M. Mortera: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay Mr. A. Berrios: Bluetick Coon, Plott, Redbone Coon M. Mortera: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay M. Mortera: All Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay M. Mortera: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Herding Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. K. H. Delaney: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Util A, Util B, Versatility JR SHOWMANSHIP: R. Machado OCTOBER 28 - FRIDAY PR Bayamon* (I) CARIBE KENNEL CLUB Polideportivo Rafael Pont Flores de la Universidad Ave Zaya Verde Urb. La Milagrosa (Univ Central Bayamon) CLOSES: OCTOBER 5 Blanca Cucarella, SHW SEC, Laarboleda A2-Ave Ramirez, Arellano, Guaynabo, PR 00966 FEE: $30.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. J. G. Kay SPORTING Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Working Breeds TERRIER Group: M. Mortera Mrs. J. G. Kay: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay Mr. D. J. Kirkland: Toy Fox Terrier M. Mortera: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay Mr. K. H. Delaney: Am Esk Dog M. Mortera: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. J. G. Kay M. Mortera: All Herding Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. K. H. Delaney: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Util A, Util B, Versatility JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. K. H. Delaney SD Sioux Falls* (I) SIOUX EMPIRE KENNEL CLUB, INC. W H Lyons Fairgrounds CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., SUPT FEE: $26.00
Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. N. B. Kenney SPORTING Group: Mr. J. E. Noe Mr. J. E. Noe: All Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. J. Webb Mrs. J. Webb: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mr. R. Lashbrook Mr. R. Lashbrook: Boxer, Dobe, Grm Pinscher, Sam, Sib Hky Mr. N. B. Kenney: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. J. Webb Mr. R. Lashbrook: Min Schn Mrs. J. Webb: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn Mr. R. Lashbrook: Chihua, J Chin J. E. Gregory: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn Mr. N. B. Kenney: Boston, Shar-Pei Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. M. Canestrini Mrs. M. Canestrini: All Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. N. B. Kenney Mr. N. B. Kenney: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Ms. V. Kinion: Nov A, Nov B, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr Mrs. B. W. Selton: Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Pre-Novice, Veteran Mrs. L. C. Botko: Util A, Util B, Versatility JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. N. B. Kenney OCTOBER 29 - SATURDAY AR Benton* (I/O) SALINE COUNTY KENNEL CLUB OF ARKANSAS Saline County Fairgrounds Interstate 30 CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., SUPT FEE: $25.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. J. L. Stacy SPORTING Group: Mr. D. J. Murphy Mr. D. J. Murphy: Brit, All Pointers, All Retrievers, All Setters, Set-Irsh Rd&Wh Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan Mr. T. Stacy: Afghan, Amer English Coon, Am Fox, Basenji, Basset, Bgle, B & T Coonhnd, Bloodhnd, Bluetick Coon, Borz, Dach Mrs. J. L. Stacy: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mr. J. E. Frederiksen Mr. J. E. Frederiksen: Kuv, Leonberger, Mast, Nepltn Mastiff, Newf, Portuguese, Rottw, St Bern, Sam, Sib Hky, Std Schn, Tibtn Mastiff Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. T. Stacy Mr. T. Stacy: Airdle, Am Staff, Austr, Bdlgtn, Border, Bull Ter Mr. D. J. Murphy: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mr. J. E. Frederiksen Mr. T. Stacy: Pom, Pug, Pood Toy Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan: Chin Cr, J Chin, Pap, Shih Tzu, Silky, Yorks Mrs. J. L. Stacy: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. K. A. Buxton Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan: Pood Mrs. J. L. Stacy: Chow, Lhasa, Lowch, Norwegian Lndhnd Mr. D. J. Murphy: Bichon, Bulldog, Shar-Pei, Dalm, Fr Bull, Kees Mr. K. A. Buxton: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan Mrs. P. A. Mowbray-Morgan: Austrl Cat Dg, AustrlShep, Beard Coll, Beauceron, Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv, Brdr Coll, Bouv, Briard, Canaan, Card-WC Mr. J. E. Frederiksen: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. J. L. Stacy Mrs. J. L. Stacy: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Ms. J. D. Anthes: Nov A, Open A, Util A Mr. K. A. Buxton: Nov B, Open B, Util B JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. D. J. Murphy CoNtiNueD oN page 128
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GCh. Shenanwood Simply Imagine This Multiple Group Winner Thank you Judge Mrs. Ann Hearn for this memorable win.
Breeder-Co-Owner Shenanwood Colleen Bias Chaffee William Chaffee
AKC Registered Handler Mary Norton Augustus
Co-Owners Sky Hi Sue Reeve Key Run Karen Okey Dog News 127
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CA Dixon* (I/O) SACRAMENTO VALLEY DOG FANCIERS ASSOC. INC. (S) Dixon May Fairgrounds 655 S 1st Street CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $29.00-1st/ $22.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW B. R. Schwartz SPORTING Group: Ms. M. Martorella Mrs. C. A. Beattie: Ret-Curl Ms. L. Robey: All Spaniels, All Spaniels, Spin Ital, Vizs, Weim, Wirehair Ptg Grif Mrs. K. Meredith-Cavanna: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. P. Ulloa S. Chryssanthis: Basset Mrs. K. Meredith-Cavanna: RhoRidge Ms. M. Martorella: Afghan, Greyhnd, Otter, Saluki, ScotDeer, Whip Mrs. P. Ulloa: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. N. D. Simmons Mrs. J. L. Fink: Cane Corso Mrs. K. Meredith-Cavanna: Grt Pyr, Newf B. R. Schwartz: Akita, Berns Mtn, Boxer, Bullm, Dobe Mrs. N. D. Simmons: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. B. R. Edwards B. R. Schwartz: Parson Russell, Skye, Staf Bull Mrs. C. A. Beattie: Am Staff, Bdlgtn, Fox Ter (Smooth), Fox Ter (Wire), Glen Imaal, Manch Ter, Scotti Mr. B. R. Edwards: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. J. G. Pardue Mr. K. E. Berg: Chihua Mrs. N. D. Simmons: Pap Mrs. C. A. Beattie: Min Pin, Peke, Pom, Pug, Pood Toy, Shih Tzu, Silky, Toy Fox Terrier, Yorks Mrs. J. G. Pardue: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. I. Semenschin C. H. Bridges, Jr.: Chow Mrs. C. A. Beattie: Pood Mrs. J. G. Pardue: Schip, Shiba Inu, Tib Span, Tib Ter Mrs. I. Semenschin: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. P. Ulloa R. A. Kindy: GSD Mr. B. R. Edwards: Austrl Cat Dg, AustrlShep Mr. V. J. Savioli: Card-WC, Pemb-WC Mrs. N. D. Simmons: Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv Mrs. J. L. Fink: Beard Coll, Brdr Coll, Bouv, Briard, Coll, Shetld Mrs. P. Ulloa: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: B. R. Schwartz B. R. Schwartz: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Ms. M. Dandridge: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Util A, Util B Mrs. B. S. Ribble: Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Versatility JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mrs. I. Semenschin SWEEPS VETERANS: Dalm Carol O’Brien SWEEPS PUPPY: Dalm Carol O’Brien SWEEPS PUPPY: Ret-Curl Mr. Donavon Thompson SWEEPS VETERANS: Ret-Curl Mr. Donavon Thompson SWEEPS PUPPY: Set-Eng Karen Cooper
CA Perris* (O) KENNEL CLUB OF RIVERSIDE Lake Perris State Recreation Area 17801 Lake Perris Dr CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows, SUPT Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. J. L. McClary SPORTING Group: Mrs. V. L. Abbott Mrs. M. Meyer: Ret-Nova Scotia T Mrs. V. L. Abbott: Pntr-GW, Ret-Curl, Set-Irsh Rd&Wh, Span-AmW, Span-Boykin, Span-Clum, Span-Eng Spr, Span-Fld, Span-Irw, Span-Suss, Spin Ital, Wirehair Ptg Grif B. DiDonato: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. L. K. Davis Mrs. L. K. Davis: Bgle, Dach, Ir Wolf Mr. S. Kass: Afghan, Basenji, Borz, Ibizan, RhoRidge, Saluki, ScotDeer, Whip Mr. L. K. Davis: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. L. K. Davis Dr. D. T. Hayhurst: Boxer Mrs. M. J. Hayhurst: Bullm Mr. L. K. Davis: Rottw Ms. G. Kerr: Dobe, Grt Dane Mrs. M. Meyer: Akita, Alas Mal, Grt Pyr, Sam, Sib Hky Mrs. L. K. Davis: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. L. K. Davis Mrs. V. L. Abbott: Manch Ter Mr. L. K. Davis: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Ms. G. Kerr Ms. G. Kerr: Cav KC Spans, Hava, I Greyhnd, Malt, Peke, Shih Tzu, Toy Fox Terrier, Yorks Mrs. V. L. Abbott: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. M. Meyer Mrs. M. Meyer: All Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. A. Inman Mrs. A. Inman: All Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. V. L. Abbott Mrs. V. L. Abbott: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mrs. P. Andrus: Nov A, Nov B, Open A, Util B Mr. L. L. Andrus: Open B, Util A JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mrs. A. Inman GA Marietta* (I/O) KENNESAW KENNEL CLUB (S) Jim Miller Park 2245 Callaway Road S W CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., SUPT FEE: $27.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. K. M. McDermott SPORTING Group: Mrs. A. S. Bolus M. Macke: Pntr-GS, Ret-Gold, Ret-Lab, All Setters, Span-Clum, Span-Ckr, Span-Eng Ckr, Span-Irw, Vizs Mrs. A. S. Bolus: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. A. Berrios Mr. J. F. Gibson: Borz Mrs. A. S. Bolus: Dach Mr. K. M. McDermott: Saluki, ScotDeer, Whip Mr. A. Berrios: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mr. T. W. Temple K. A. Roberts: Boxer, Bullm, Dobe, Mast, Newf Mr. D. Bolus: Dogue de Brdx, Rottw, St Bern, Sam, Std Schn Mr. T. W. Temple: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. G. L. Doerge Mrs. A. S. Bolus: Manch Ter Mr. K. M. McDermott: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. A. F. Benko Mrs. A. F. Benko: Chihua CoNtiNueD oN page 130
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Ch. Snow Wolf’s Great Expectations
Thank you Judge Mrs. Sue Goldberg.
Owner Breeder Handled By Mary Strom-Bernard Bred By Mary Strom Bernard & Tim Bernard Owned by Diane Nunn, Craig Nunn, and Mary Strom Bernard Dog News 129
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Mr. J. F. Gibson: I Greyhnd Mrs. A. S. Bolus: Bruss Grif, Cav KC Spans, Toy Manch, Pom, Pug, Pood Toy Mrs. P. J. Hauck: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. P. J. Hauck Mrs. A. S. Bolus: Pood Mrs. A. F. Benko: Boston, Lowch, Shiba Inu Mr. G. L. Doerge: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. A. F. Benko T. Worley: Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv Mr. D. Bolus: Austrl Cat Dg, Card-WC, Entlebucher Mnt Dog, Fin Laph, Pemb-WC, Pol Low Shp, Pulik, Pyre Shep, Shetld, Swed Vallhund Mrs. A. F. Benko: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. A. F. Benko Mrs. A. F. Benko: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. J. Iermiero: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Util A, Util B JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mrs. A. S. Bolus SWEEPS VETERANS: Bel Shp Carol Corbin SWEEPS PUPPY: Bel Shp Carol Corbin SWEEPS PUPPY: St Bern Pamela Predmore MA W Springfield* (I) QUEENSBORO KENNEL CLUB, INC. Eastern States Exposition Grounds 1305 Memorial Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $30.00-1st/ $26.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Ms. M. Brocious SPORTING Group: Mr. J. M. Brown Mrs. S. Brown: Ret-Gold Col. J. H. Weiss, USMC (Ret.): Pointer, Ret-Ches, Ret-Flat, RetLab, Ret-Nova Scotia T, All Setters, Span-Suss, Span-Wel Spr, Spin Ital, Vizs, Weim, Wirehair Ptg Grif Mr. J. M. Brown: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Ms. C. A. Reisman Ms. S. C. Way: Amer English Coon, Bluetick Coon, Eng Fox, Harr, Ibizan, Plott, Redbone Coon Ms. C. A. Reisman: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Ms. S. C. Way Ms. M. Brocious: Alas Mal, Boxer, Bullm, Std Schn Ms. M. A. Tuff: Cane Corso, Dogue de Brdx, Leonberger, Tibtn Mastiff Ms. S. C. Way: Balance of Working Breeds *No Classes: Sib Hky TERRIER Group: Mr. T. D. Parrotti Mr. T. D. Parrotti: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. S. Brown Mr. J. R. Shoemaker: Bruss Grif, Chihua Mrs. S. Brown: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. J. R. Shoemaker Ms. M. A. Tuff: Xoloitzcuintli Mr. J. M. Brown: Dalm, Fr Bull Mr. J. R. Shoemaker: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds *No Classes: Boston HERDING Group: Ms. M. A. Tuff Ms. M. A. Tuff: All Herding Breeds *No Classes: GSD MISCELLANEOUS Group: Ms. M. Brocious Ms. M. Brocious: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. R. Ambrosio: Nov A, Open B, Util A Mrs. M. E. Diesem-Soto: Nov B, Open A, Util B JR SHOWMANSHIP: Ms. M. A. Tuff
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OH Delaware (I/O) DELAWARE OHIO KENNEL CLUB (S) Delaware County Fairgrounds CLOSES: OCTOBER 12 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $28.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. D. A. Dalton SPORTING Group: Mr. N. L. Patton Mr. P. A. Baynes: Ret-Lab Mr. N. L. Patton: Brit, Ret-Nova Scotia T, Set-Eng, Set-Gord, SetIrsh Rd&Wh, Span-AmW, Span-Boykin, Span-Fld, Span-Irw, SpanWel Spr, Wirehair Ptg Grif Mr. J. S. Martin: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Ms. K. A. Dumke Ms. K. A. Dumke: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. M. Johnson-Snyder Mrs. M. Johnson-Snyder: All Working Breeds *No Classes: Alas Mal TERRIER Group: Mr. N. L. Patton Mr. N. L. Patton: All Terrier Breeds *No Classes: Scotti TOY Group: Mr. N. L. Patton Mrs. D. A. Dalton: All Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. R. E. Fetter Mrs. R. E. Fetter: All Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mr. J. Holava Ms. M. S. Richey: AustrlShep, Bouv, Card-WC, Coll, OES, PembWC, Shetld Mr. J. Holava: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. R. E. Fetter Mrs. R. E. Fetter: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. J. Holava SWEEPS PUPPY: Ret-Lab Tom Flaherty PR Bayamon* (I) CARIBE KENNEL CLUB Polideportivo Rafael Pont Flores de la Universidad Ave Zaya Verde Urb. La Milagrosa (Univ Central Bayamon) CLOSES: OCTOBER 5 Blanca Cucarella, SHW SEC, Laarboleda A2-Ave Ramirez, Arellano, Guaynabo, PR 00966 FEE: $30.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Dr. J. D. Jones SPORTING Group: Mr. J. R. Cole Dr. J. D. Jones: All Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. J. R. Cole Dr. J. D. Jones: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mr. J. R. Cole Dr. J. D. Jones: All Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. J. R. Cole Dr. J. D. Jones: Border, Manch Ter, Min Schn, Parson Russell Mr. D. J. Kirkland: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mr. K. H. Delaney Mr. J. R. Cole: All Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. J. R. Cole Mr. J. R. Cole: All Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Dr. J. D. Jones Mr. D. J. Kirkland: AustrlShep, Brdr Coll, Card-WC, Coll, Shetld Mr. J. R. Cole: Balance of Herding Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Dr. J. Martinez: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Util A, Util B, Versatility JR SHOWMANSHIP: Dr. J. D. Jones
The Italian Cluster October 13-16, 2011
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Four days of all-breed shows at one convenient location. Turner Agri-Civic Center, Arcadia, Florida CGC tests offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday Free Spaghetti Dinner Friday Night â€˘ Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Donations for the Spaghetti Dinner to go to Take the Lead in memory of Michael Sauve All Non-Sporting, Terrier, Toy, Hounds & Herding Breeds as well as all Groups judged indoors in Air Conditioning. Other Breeds outside under tents. Obedience, Rally: Best Beginner Puppy Special Attraction -$10.00 per 4-6 month puppy entry Full R.V. Hookups available $30.00 per night/30 amp and $40.00 per night/40 amp Covered grooming area with electric and water Special pricing for puppies, BBE and Jr. Showmanship Superintended by MB-F, Inc
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Professional Dog Handler Murbe Kennels DHG, PHA & AKC Registered
8260 McColl Drive W Savage, Minnesota 55378 Phone: 952 890-6010 www.Bluffhighkennel.com
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Bruce: 951 314-8357 Tara: 951 515-0241
Integrity. Commitment. Passion. The American Kennel Club Registered Handlers Program “the care and well being of the dogs is of prime importance.” AKC Registered Handlers Current Membership Roster C.J. Favre Jason Baily Nina Fetter Barbara Beissel Kaki Fisher Doug Belter Guy Fisher Adam Bernardin Robert Fisher Jamie Donelson-Bernardin Paul Flores *Amy Booth Karen Galipeault Phillip Booth *Lisa Gallizzo *Heather Bremmer *Rindi Gaudet *Stephen Cabral Rhanda Glenn Kim Calvacca Andrew Green Sue Cannimore Sara Gregware Amanda Carlson Eileen Hackett Douglas Carlson *Kassandra Hamaker Carlos Carrizo Dee Hanna Tracy Lynn Carroll Dick Hanna R.C. Carusi James Harbert Kelley Catterson Tina Harbert Paul Catterson Tara Krieger Hartman Kevin Chestnut Jeanne Henderson * Marianne “Tuni” Claflin Cynthia Huckfeldt * Linda Clark Frank Jewett Gretchen Conradt Maureen Jewett Timothy Conradt Bergit Kabel Larry Cornelius Laura King Tom Davis Scott Kipp Geoff Dawson Susan Kipp Gwen DeMilta Carissa DeMilta-Shimpeno Ernesto Lara Angela Lloyd Mark Desrosiers *Karen Mammano Pam Desrosiers Sam Mammano James Dickson *Bryan Martin * Diane Engelking
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Great opportunity for a Handler, Breeder or just an Entrepreneur. An established 30-year kennel with an unlimited kennel license, 24 indoor/outdoor covered runs, 8 turn out paddocks, upgraded electric, newer septic and a grooming business all on 5 fenced acres. Property includes a 3 bedroom remodeled guest or managers cottage, a four car garage with a tractor bay, a four stall barn, run in shed, paddock and fenced pasture. All the property is surrounded by farm land preservation. The vintage 1840 center hall colonial has a front to back foyer, two stone fireplaces, an elegant living room and dining room, all remodeled kitchen with granite and much more. There is an inground pool to complete this stunning property. To view this beautiful property or to receive a brochure please contact carol Comerford @ Coldwell Banker 908-534-4085 X 147 or my cell 908-581-6206. 4.11
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