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GCh. Cambria’s Must Be Fate

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Dog News

Dog News The Digest Volume 27, Issue 40

of American Dogs $5.00

October 7, 2011

GCh. Cambria’s Must Be Fate

October 7, 2011


Contents october 7, 2011

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Editorial

14

Irving’s Impressions

18

The Way It Is

22

Question Of The Week

26

The Lighter Side of Judging

30

Terriers Can Be Super Performance Dogs

34

Bests Of The Week

38

Ten Questions

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Great Dog Men and Women of the Past: Johnny Murphy

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Rare Breeds Of The World: Russian Toy Terrier

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Golf Fore Gold Classic

By ronnie irving By sari B. tietjen

By matthew h. stander By michael faulkner By mj nelson

By lesley Boyes

By desmond murphy By agnes Buchwald By patty & Bill pace

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We’v Come A Long Way, Baby - Maybe!!!

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Off The Leash

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Shar Pei By The Hundreds

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Those Weekly Questions, “Coat Testing” In The UK And More

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A Tribute To Walter Shellenbarger

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True North

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Fields In The Fast Lane - Field Spaniel National Specialty

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The Gossip Column

106

Click – Hot Springs National Park Kennel Club

114

Letters To The Editor

116

Click – Afghan Hound Club of America

124

Click - The Way We Were

By elaine rigden

118 dog show calendar 130 handlers directory 132 subscription rates 134 classified advertising 136 advertising rates

By shaun coen By grace fritz

By matthew h. stander

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By gretchen schultz By allison foley By jane chopson

By eugene z. zaphiris By marcelo veras

By diana fife

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Contents october 7, 2011

10

Editorial

14

Irving’s Impressions

18

The Way It Is

22

Question Of The Week

26

The Lighter Side of Judging

30

Terriers Can Be Super Performance Dogs

34

Bests Of The Week

38

Ten Questions

40

Great Dog Men and Women of the Past: Johnny Murphy

42

Rare Breeds Of The World: Russian Toy Terrier

46

Golf Fore Gold Classic

By ronnie irving By sari B. tietjen

By matthew h. stander By michael faulkner By mj nelson

By lesley Boyes

By desmond murphy By agnes Buchwald By patty & Bill pace

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We’v Come A Long Way, Baby - Maybe!!!

54

Off The Leash

56

Shar Pei By The Hundreds

58

Those Weekly Questions, “Coat Testing” In The UK And More

60

A Tribute To Walter Shellenbarger

62

True North

68

Fields In The Fast Lane - Field Spaniel National Specialty

98

The Gossip Column

106

Click – Hot Springs National Park Kennel Club

114

Letters To The Editor

116

Click – Afghan Hound Club of America

124

Click - The Way We Were

By elaine rigden

118 dog show calendar 130 handlers directory 132 subscription rates 134 classified advertising 136 advertising rates

By shaun coen By grace fritz

By matthew h. stander

All advertisements are copyrighted and owned by DOG NEWS, Harris Publications, unless received cameraready. Permission to reprint must be requested in writing.

By gretchen schultz By allison foley By jane chopson

By eugene z. zaphiris By marcelo veras

By diana fife

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By eugene z. zaphiris

DOG NEWS (ISSN 0886-2133) is published weekly except the last two weeks in December by Harris Publications, 1115 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10010. Periodical Postage paid at New York. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to DOG NEWS, 1115 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10010


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Why We Hold Dog Shows

It certainly does appear that this is an extremely critical time in both the USA and the United Kingdom as far as the future of dog shows are concerned. There are some in the States including these pages who believe the very foundation of our sport/hobby is at risk due to the many power plays currently going on within AKC. Combine this factor with the total refusal of a majority within the Delegate Body (as well as a large number of Board Members) to modernize the operation of the corporation to meet the needs of the 21st Century and the reasons for our apprehension become only too apparent. Let’s face it--the existing Constitution and Bylaws are basically total outdated and need to be rewritten if AKC is to continue as a positive force for the dog in America. And that’s where Montgomery and the terrier people come into play!!! The historic importance of the terrier people to our sport both in the UK and here are well documented facts. While the Montgomery show and weekend itself are internationally recognized as setting the standard both here and abroad as a leader not only in style and presentation but as an end for the truly concerned breeder to assure better, more typey, fitter, healthier and more sociable dogs. And it is at this gathering of “the clan” that we should unify our stand in support of the more progressive and positive people involved with the running of the AKC. They must become the true leaders of the organization with which we are all so closely associated. Reject out of hand those among us who are so anxious to solidify their own personal standing as power players and who basically reject the concept of team play and organization for the sake of securing power positions and well paying jobs. Indeed think of the traditions and morés established by the late Josephine Deubler and the mark she helped perpetuate for this show and weekend with her goals of perfection for the event specifically and the sport generally. Now is not the time to fall captive to those rogue few on the Board looking to make names for themselves and who promote personal gains and ambitions over the needs of the entire dog community. Now is the time to be heard and let the voices of reason and compassion reign over the bullying tactics of a minority so extreme in its viewpoints.

Increasing Attendance At Shows

One method suggested to increase both attendance at shows as well as to add money to the coffers of the clubs is to allow “Spectators’ dogs at the shows”. Now do not go automatically ballistic against the idea until you hear the results of what has occurred in the United Kingdom. So far two all-breed shows have instituted this newly allowed policy of the Kennel Club and Birmingham City for one found the experiment a true money maker which caused no problems whatsoever with the show dogs. Initially the idea was conceived as a way to make it easier for people to come to shows with their dogs in the hope eventually that the experience could persuade them to take up dog showing. The prophets of doom immediately came out in full force against even trying this out indicating there would be biting incidents galore, dog fighting would become rife, disease would be spread and the exhibitors would never stand for it. Well the two organizers who have tried it so far had no problems whatsoever and even made money by charging the dogs an entry fee to be on the grounds! Proving once again change does not come easily but when it is tried and successful it can be worthwhile on various levels. Also what about introducing the ‘dancing dog’ routine as a means to both increase entries and to bring spectators to the shows. These pages have never been overly fond of the concept but with the enthusiasm the people who follow these events have it may be a worthwhile experiment to jazz things up at the Springfield, Massachusetts-like venues for sure.

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Good Garden News

After being closed for 20 weeks, Madison Square Garden is about to unveil its new upgraded carte du jour as part of a sixyear $850 million refurbishment. There are four new concessions that high-end restaurateurs have created to serve mainstream food at the 43-year-old arena. JeanGeorges will offer Simply Chicken, Drew Nieporent will serve up burgers at Daily Burger, while Jeremy Marshall will open Lobster and Shrimp Roll and Sausage Boss will be represented by Andrew Carmellinie. Also coming will be pastrami, corned beef and knishes from Carnegie Deli and sandwiches from Hill Country. The new menu board will not be available until November. Prices have not yet been revealed so we all know what that means! If only they could find additional space for more dogs think of how great the food would really taste. In any event sounds like a step in the right direction culinary ways if not Meet The Breeds Coming up shortly in mid-November will be space ways for sure as well. the Annual Meet the Breeds to be held at the Javits Center in New York City. Once again the Thought For The Week major sponsor is the AKC’s own pet insurance Weather for the Montgomery weekend is company Pet Partners. Combined with the Cat predicted to be warm and dry, which is a Fancy this event is fast becoming a New York vast improvement over what we have been tradition with appeal on every level of pet own- subjected to on the East Coast for the last ership. Modeled in part after the London event month or so. Montgomery has just so much AKC has broadened and ensured that cats join special meaning for the dog world that the with dogs in celebrating the wonders of pet anticipation of good weather is a major boownership. Tri-staters by the tens of thousands nus for us all. The playing of the national come to Meet the Breeds as Parent Clubs usu- anthems of Canada and our own Star Spanally put on booth displays that indicate the orig- gled Banner are always feature events in inal basis for which a breed was founded. The the early am but one would think it’s about influence and importance of pet insurance in time to play the Mexican national anthem our lives and the lives of our pets is a growing as well. After all our friends from South phenomenon of dog and cat ownership today of the Border are there in record numbers, so that it is extremely fitting for Pet Partners to which increase each year and deserve equal representation with us all, don’t you think!

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play such a major role at Meet the Breeds. Yet there is still today an extremely large number of pet owners who have no insurance for their dogs and/or cats. Visits to the vet can be worrisome not just for your cat or dog but for your wallet as well if you do not have a suitable pet insurance plan. Pet Partners has plenty of competition, which is good, as it helps keep everyone on their toes--the insured as well as the insurers. But one thing is certain which is that you never know when expensive vet fees may strike but the right lifetime insurance could go a long way in helping offset if not totally pay for the associated costs.


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IRVING’S IMPRESSIONS by Ronnie Irving

TERRIERS We thought that, leading up to Montgomery weekend, it would be a good idea to feature something about terriers and the world of terriers for my contribution to Dog News this week. Here I will try to cover some terrier trends over the years as well as the historic importance of terrier people to the dog fancy - both generally and here in the United Kingdom in particular. We like to think that we did actually invent terriers here and I think that we do have some reasonable justification for that. Of the approximately 30 breeds scheduled in the USA as being in the Terrier Group, 25 of them originated in the British Isles. Of that number 13 came from England, 5 from Scotland, 2 from Wales and 4 from Ireland. The Irish won’t necessarily like the ‘British’ title but Ireland was certainly a part of Britain when most of these breeds were invented! One breed, my own breed the Border Terrier, as its name suggests, comes from the border district between England and Scotland. No one would be foolish enough to say whether its roots were either English or Scottish. It therefore lives in that no-man’sland in between. That in itself is quite appropriate, for in days gone by that very land border itself moved around a great deal from one century to the next. The only breeds from outside the British Isles classified as terriers are Australians and Ceskies, which we do have in the Terrier Group in the UK; Amstaffs, which we don’t even recognize as a breed at all in here; and Miniature Schnauzers, which we assign to our ‘Utility’ Group under UK Kennel Club rules – or what you would broadly call the ‘Non-Sporting’ Group. ORIGINS Of course, as most readers will know, the word ‘terrier’ comes from the Latin word for ‘earth’, which is ‘terra’, and the majority of terriers, 14 Dog News

though not all, had the task of going to earth underground after vermin as their original purpose. The classic function of course was in the hunting field, where the terrier was bred to go to ground after foxes which had managed to escape from hounds into their lairs. The terriers were expected to flush them out or ‘bolt’ them. This meant that the hunt field on horseback and hounds could carry on with the chase – generally a much more important part of the hunt than actually catching the quarry! Eventually the name ‘terrier’ was extended to other types of dog bred for other quarries such as badgers and rats, etc. and also to the bull breed terriers. So it was through their working functions that the terriers found their origins. KEY PLAYERS In 1873, the Kennel Club was formed in England to bring some order and discipline into the whole sport of showing and breeding dogs. Because it was founded mainly by a group of sporting gentlemen such as its first Chairman Mr. S. E. Shirley, it was natural that terriers should be well represented. Most of the founders were well into hunting and shooting; most were involved in what we in the UK call ‘the Gundog Group’ and you in the USA call ‘the Sporting Group’. Nearly all were involved in Foxhunting but because the pedigrees of working hounds had already been very carefully recorded and monitored for centuries, the Kennel Club in the early days laid off dealing in any detailed way with hounds and concentrated on Gundogs and Terriers. That is why most of the early paintings owned by the Kennel Club and exhibited in Clarges Street, its London Mayfair headquarters even today, are of Gundogs and Terriers – with a smattering of Bulldogs thrown in. It was natural that the early attempts at regulation and breed standards should also feature

terriers. Indeed the Fox Terrier breed standard written and agreed in 1876 is recorded as the second breed standard ever formally accepted by any kennel club (the first was for the Bulldog, agreed in 1875.) Terriers and terrier people also played a major part in shows and Kennel Club administration in those early years. Charles Crufts’ original shows for example were not known as Crufts Show but were instead confined only to terriers and were known as the “Great Terrier Shows” starting in 1886. His early terrier shows were attracting entries of around 1700 terriers when the Kennel Club’s own shows were only able to muster about 1200 dogs in total. In addition, one of the early Chairmen of the Kennel Club following after S E. Shirley was Mr. Francis Redmond, whose famous kennel name ‘Totteridge’ graces what is probably the Kennel Club’s most famous painting by Arthur Wardle ‘The Totteridge Eleven’ – a copy of which, by the same artist, is owned by the AKC. FOX TERRIERS DOMINATE In the early years it was of course the Fox Terrier that dominated the terrier scene. If you read many of the breed standards for other terrier breeds it is obvious that they are derived from that original breed standard for the Fox Terrier. Many of the words and expressions used relate very much to those who wrote the Fox Terrier standard who were all knowledgeable horsemen. Hence the references in a number of breeds to horse terms such as “Standing like a well made short-backed hunter.” Even the standards for breeds such as my own – the Border Terrier – whose first official breed standard was not agreed until 1920, contain many words lifted directly from the Fox Terrier standard. In some cases features have been incorporated directly and in others the wording has been adapted primarily to contrast the breed against the Fox Terrier but with the Fox Terrier as the basic template. In numerical terms, too, CoNtiNueD oN page 70


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The Way It Is The Smith Committee Report has been released and with it has come a fury of comments from both members of the judging community and some “rogue” members of the

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o refresh everyone’s mind, the so-called Smith Committee, as it became known, was established by AKC’s Board of Directors over a year ago to outline methods of bringing the current Judges’ Approval System up-to-date, more streamlined and more cost effective. Chairing the Committee was Dr. Robert D. Smith, Board Chair Ronald Menaker, AKC Board member Thomas M. Davies, head of AKC Judging Operations, Darrell Hayes, and active longtime fanciers and judges, James Corbett, Robert Forsyth, Rosalind Kraus Kramer, Edd E. Bivin and James W. Smith. The Committee worked long and hard to establish a new system acknowledging the fact that all judges are not created equal and all do not possess the same innate ability to sort through a class of dogs. Therefore, the purpose of the Committee was “to devise and implement an effective approval process” and in so doing acknowledge the fact that there is a “difference between equality of opportunity to judge and the treatment of unique applicants to judge”, as well as address the fancy’s requests for a “reduction in paperwork required for additional breed applicants and in a more efficient and timely manner of distinguishing struggling judges from proficient judges.” In a nutshell, “struggling judges will be stopped sooner and proficient judges will be advanced faster.” AKC’s methods for approving judges has been long fraught with objections about it being too easy, too difficult; too detailed, not detailed enough; too time-consuming, not getting into “enough of the weeds,”; and very expensive, costs should not matter. It seems as if over the years everything and anything has been objected to. This Smith report is no different – from those on the Judges’L who

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are whining about doing away with the check-off boxes to our “rogue” Board members who are interjecting their personal, pre-knowledge of the report’s findings to solicit and sway members of the fancy to “see things their way” before there is even time to turn on the computer to ascertain what is written in the report (which was only put out to the fancy and the judging community online – no paper copies mailed to the masses). This is not to say that the Report is perfect. Certainly eye-brows can be raised about the $25 charge for everything, including permission to be added to the Best In Show list after having qualified for the same (surely it cannot take a staff person that long to pull up a person’s name on a computer and find out that the person has met the five times judging a Group criteria?). And there is some question as to whether or not the Observer Experience should be expanded to allow for club approved observations at supported entry shows, if the entry is sufficient, rather than just at National and Regional Specialties. For some breeds and in some parts of the country, Nationals and Regionals may be few and far between. An extension to include Supported Shows could be considered as a valid educational experience. Ignoring the above, there is much to like in the Smith Report – a shortened timeframe, an acknowledgement that not everyone is equal, an invitation process, a tightening up of the Visiting Judges’ process, defining a method of removing breeds for incompetence, permitting knowledgeable, non-judges to judge Parent Club National or Regional Specialties, reducing the number of permit assignments needed (the term permit replaces provisional) and the

aforementioned removal of the “checkedboxes” syndrome to be replaced by a synopsis of actual experiences and exposures to the breeds in question. With all of this, what about these “rogue” members of AKC’s Board of Directors? Did they leave their ethical Board member responsibilities on the floor in their quest to sway the minds and opinions of others? You could say that two of them had no part in this establishment of a rogue website which usurped the domain name that AKC established for email comments on its own website. However, they had to have given permission to the person behind the rogue site for inclusion of their names in his discourse. If they did not, they need to have a long, hard discussion with this particular Board member. As for the Board member who established the site and sent its domain information to the Delegates-L, this should not have come as a surprise. Not that many years ago, he directly interfered with a Parent Club Standard change balloting by sending a letter on his AKC Board member stationary, using his Board member email address, to sway Parent Club members to see matters his way. This was a breed he neither owned, nor bred. (As a result of this action, the Board subsequently voted to disallow any Board member to use his/her position on the Board in such a manner.) Regardless of how one feels about the above and the need for AKC’s Board to reestablish decorum, common good sense and ethical responsibilities – to say nothing of eliminating the behind the scenes, jockeying for power in-fighting that is presently taking place, there is a need to focus back on the Smith Report. It is good and, yes, not perfect, but very good indeed and demonstrates the strong will of knowledgeable, accomplished, and dedicated dog people in being able to tackle a difficult situation that will never please everyone. By all accounts, it is a big improvement over what is currently in place and should be adopted forthwith.


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Question ofthe Week Barbara Miller To my knowledge, the board sets policy. A governing board in sync with one another leads the way towards unity and accomplishments for the betterment of the organization; whether it be the AKC or any other institution. Obviously if this is the question of the week than the person in question who ran off with all the playing equipment isn't a team player. Having differences of opinion and being able to discuss these differences at the board table and coming to a satisfactory conclusion for most is what makes any board unique in that it works within the confines of common sense and democracy. If any one member rushes off to set up his own web site well then in my opinion this is not a board member who believes in the democratic system of "talking it out." All board members are equal aside from the chairman who presides and possibly holds a bit more weight in that he can keep a board meeting at the business level. Ethically and morally this board member doesn't understand the meaning of working together for the betterment of the canine world of which the AKC stands out in its leadership. I don't know all the circumstances that led to this nor do I know the board member in question but I do know that we send in our delegates to vote for the best possible person to lead and to work as a team. The board should ask him to tender his resignation as this person has caused havoc and controversy showing absolutely no respect for his fellow board members.

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By Matthew H. Stander The Open Letter to the Fancy sent out by the entire Smith Committee relative to the rogue actions allegedly taken by a single Board Member in setting up his own web site (some think through the use of inside information) raises major ethical and moral problems for us all to consider. If this Board Member acted without the entire Board's knowledge and/or approval what steps, if any, should be taken to prevent future occurrences such as these from happening again and should the individual be permited to continue to serve on the Board as well?

Connie Vanacore The actions taken against the Board by one member attempting to sabotage the results of the Smith Committee's report is reprehensible. Use of his position as a Board member to undercut the will of the Board, taken by a fair vote, goes against any ethical tactic to achieve whatever goal this elected Board official tried to achieve. Any legal and constitutional means of censuring this individual should be used. If he could be legally removed from the Board for actions detrimental to the Board, that should be done as soon as possible. Kay Radcliffe In this case, polling for opinions should have been requested BEFORE a committee was formed that worked on this project for a year. Who would wish to devote this amount of time to end up having a 'rogue board member' circumvent their efforts? Banish the 'rogue', for sure! Helen Lee James Thoughts and opinions in regard to Steve Gladstone's remarks on his website in regard to judges. Every meeting of the Board of Directors of AKC is an official meeting carefully recorded in official minutes. At times, the Board has an Executive Session which does not become detailed in the Board minutes due to legal or privileged information. AKC's webpage has printed a wealth of information from the Committee in regard to

the proposed official changes in judges approval and has requested input and opinions on this subject to be sent to the official committee. We find on the personal web site of Board Member Steven Gladstone a lengthy proposal on the same subject, which includes quotes from three other Board Members in addition to details of motions he intends to make to change the original proposal. Any Board Member who openly disseminates privileged information should be severely chastised. It is my opinion that serving on AKC's Board of Directors is a sacred trust and should be so regarded. It does not give any Board member the right to openly and publicly critique serious matters not yet resolved by the Board. John Mandeville AKC’s Board has always needed more active dissent. That’s dissent within the Boardroom. As to the specifics of what's going on it’s likely there are multiple versions of what actually occurred within the Boardroom or otherwise among Board members. Whatever, it remains there is no justification for publicly pursuing disagreement with a Board decision while on the Board. If a Board member believes such disagreement is necessary he or she should resign from the Board.


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The Lighter Side of Judging “The BaiTing game” By Michael Faulkner

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lace two quarts of water in a large pot. Add two tablespoons of garlic salt and four pounds of fresh beef liver, cut into thick pieces. Cover and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for forty minutes until fully cooked. Remove pieces of fully-cooked, thick liver from water and drain. Place between several pieces of paper towels and soak up additional moisture. Place pieces of thick liver on a large cookie sheet and bake for twenty minutes in a pre-heated oven at three hundred and fifty degrees. Remove, cool and cut into pieces suitable for the show ring. For seventeen years, this weekly liver cooking ritual also included chicken, pork and turkey, providing options for those canine creatures, who snubbed the delicately prepared liver. We tested every commercial product on the market in order to convince our exhibits to pull forward, stand tall, put up ears, sparkle with expression, and move forward in a straight line. Nothing worked quite as well as the garlic-infused liver made in my kitchen with my own loving hands. Yes, my homemade liver, stuffed in my suit jacket pockets along with a piece or two of alternative meat and a piece stored in the side of my cheek, like a chipmunk, was an integral part of my handling success. However, my success as a judge forced me into baiting-rehab and an entirely different perspective on the “Baiting Game”. While evaluating breeding stock at a recent West Coast dog show weekend, I found myself forced into the Baiting Game the second I entered the ring. “Good morning! I’m Michael Faulkner and your name is?” I asked while extending my right hand to an older gentleman adorned with numerous breed associated pins, wearing thin, round glasses and sporting a round gold stud in his left ear. “It’s been so many years, I can’t remember if it’s the left or the right ear…What the hell--get on with it,” I say to myself. “Hello! My name is Larry and if it is OK with you, I am going to remain seated. I rolled out of the bed this morning and it seems I am a bit out of whack,” he informed me. “That will be no problem,” I assure Larry, while wishing I had the time to search left or right ear on my Droid. “I run a simple, straight forward ring. No fancy tricks and I like water and Diet Coke to drink,” I continue to share. “Oh, also, please have each class come into the ring and stand over there.” I

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point to the side of the ring using my left hand, looking straight at Larry. “Please tell each handler to ‘free stack’ their dogs and do not feed them while standing,” I add. The first class enters the ring. I hear Larry giving direction from his chair. “Bring them in the ring, stand right over there, free stack your dogs and don’t feed them.” I walk to the center of the ring and repeat my request, “Good morning, please move your dogs forward. Excuse me, Miss! Move your dog forward a bit more and let him stand on his own. Everyone listen! Please do not feed your dogs while they are standing on their own. You may show them the bait, but do not put it into their mouths,” I declaim. The first handler in line immediately stacks his dog, while shoving bait directly into the dog’s face. The second handler in line (professional) quickly and smoothly stacks his dog. Thinking I am too slow to notice, he slides out in front of his exhibit in grand fashion, swinging his arms in the air, as if baiting a young Saddlebred. The third handler in line (amateur), scared to death, moves forward in a petrified state, clutching her lead while her dog spins around her legs. “Take the class around the ring, nice and easy. Stop over here…I point to a spot… and… please… when you stop let your dog stand free. Do not touch them and do not bait them.” The class of three dogs moves around the ring and stops. “WOW, they listened to my instructions,” I think. All three dogs stand on the far side of the ring next to my judge’s table, free stacked. Pleased with myself, I move toward the first dog in line, handled by an experienced breeder owner handler (BO-H). My hands extend forward to take the dog’s head gently in my hands and Miss. BO-H immediately shoves a piece of meat, resembling a pork chop, into the face of the young dog. I pull back. The dog, tearing off a piece of the meat, lowers his head to the ground, chewing and chomping until gone. Adding thirty additional seconds to my already tight schedule of 2.5 minutes per dog, I repeat my approach. “Please do not feed your dog as I examine his head… please.” “I am so sorry – He is young and wild. He just jumped right up and grabbed it before I could pull it away. Silly boy now you behave yourself!” she explains. Rolling my eyes and wanting to snatch the pork chop from between her lips, I continue to the side of the young dog to examine his neck, shoulders,

body and hindquarters. Miss. BO-H shoves the pork chop back between the jaws of the puppy pulling him off his front feet, stretching his neck and head towards the sky. “Beautiful! His shoulders are not his forte to begin with and now Miss. BO-H has totally destroyed my attempt to quickly assess his potential.” I slide my hands down his sloping back and overstretched rear, but remain calm and clearly instruct Miss. BO-H, “Would you please take your dog down and back in a straight line, to the corner on the diagonal.” “Sure. Would you like me to go to the corner and back or straight down and back?” she asks. “OK! (Now I am getting slightly pissed.) You destroyed your dog on the stack, did not follow instructions and now your hearing is disappearing,” I mumble under my breath. “Please take your dog down and back, in a straight line, to the corner and back, on the diagonal.” Miss BO-H, using her pork chop as a guiding force, leads her young dog to the far corner of the ring. She stops, swings her puppy in two small circles before heading back towards me. I find myself side-stepping to the right and then to the left, while Miss. BO-H traverses back toward me with pork chop leading the way. Stopping an arm’s length away, she proudly displays her brighteyed and eager pooch as she swings her arms every which way with the pork chop secured between her right index finger and thumb. I move in for a closer look, take the muzzle of the young dog in both my hands. Lowering my head to view expression one last time, Miss BO-H, swinging her right arm in every anatomically possible direction, drops her elbow and hooks my left ear with her pork chop, completely unaware of her major handling faux pas. I reach across my chest, take my right middle finger and scrape a combination of canine saliva / pork chop juice from my ear lobe. “Please take your dog and wait over there, in the corner and relax,” I instruct while hurrying back to my judge’s table. Ripping open a Moist Pack with my teeth, I quickly clean off my ear and hands and then move to the second dog, stacked and waiting. “Nice to see you,” I say while greeting the young male handler (YOMAHA), a second- generation professional handler. YOMAHA’s entry is beautifully stacked. I efficiently examine the dog from head to tail, with no food crammed down his throat. I finish, pleased with the results--- lovely expression, nice length of neck, balanced front and rear, proper coat texture/length, all supported by hard working muscling for a young dog. I am about ready to place a big gold handling star on YOMAHA’s forehead, when he takes a CoNtiNueD oN page 74


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TERRIERS CAN BE SUPER PERFORMANCE DOGS It is a given among dog training experts that you can’t train a terrier. They’re stubborn, headstrong, strong-willed, determined dogs that have their own agenda in life and their agenda doesn’t include obedience or agility or anything that smacks of them giving up an iota of the control they have over their own lives and frequently that of their owners. BY M.J. NELSON

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“Kaleigh” (Ch MACH7 Connemara’s Tuff Act To Follow FTC1 MH CDX TQX2 JHV SHFur SHF RE MXF TDI CGC), Deeann Corby-Lulik’s Airedale was the first Airedale to achieve AKC master hunter status. While she has titles in many different disciplines, it is not hard to guess which job she likes best.

“Remington” (Ch Kerigolf’s Loaded for Bear CDX MX MXJ HCT-s), Lisa Frankland’s Kerry, is about to receive the Gold Tier Award from the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club for earning titles in four different disciplines, conformation, obedience, agility and herding.

ortunately, there are a number of terrier owners who have been unimpressed with this dog training “truism” and better still have been, like their breed, just stubborn enough to want to prove the “experts” wrong. The result has been that some absolutely dynamite performance dogs have come out of the terrier group. Still the “experts” have not been totally wrong. Terriers are not Border Collies or Golden Retrievers when it comes to sports like agility or obedience. They do have an independent streak that is very much a part of being a terrier and that independence can get in the way of agility, obedience or occasionally even field work. But the successful performance terrier owners have found ways to either overcome this trait or make it work for them. “I’ve always found that the key to success in performance activities with a terrier is finding a way to convince them that what I want them to do is really what they want to do. If they think it’s their idea in the first place, that’s a bonus. They’re not particularly amenable to a lot of drilling and repetition. While they seem to learn quickly, the exercises better be challenging and contain a lot of variety or they get bored. Of course, the upside to this is that you don’t have to spend hour after hour training them. Once they ‘get’ something, they’ve ‘got it.’ All you have to do is refresh that training a bit before an event,” said Deeann Corby-Lulik, who owns

Ch MACH7 Connemara’s Tuff Act To Follow FTC1 MH CDX TQX2 JHV SHFur SHF RE MXF TDI CGC (“Kaleigh”), the first Airedale to achieve AKC master hunter status. “You have to have patience, a sense of humor and not take yourself too seriously,” said Pam Bartholomew, who owns both Irish and Welsh Terriers including Irish Terrier OTCH Kinsale Life Goes On (VCD2) UDX2 OM5 RE TD MX MXJ XF. “I found you have to keep training sessions short and use lots of play, food and toys to get a terrier turned on and ‘in the game.’ They do need to learn that there is a consequence for choosing not to play the game but what I usually do is just walk away and play with one of my other dogs so the one that has chosen to not participate sees what they are missing. They really love variety and the more different activities you can do with them, the better. I found that doing tracking and agility seems to take some of the pressure off my Irishmen in obedience but with all of them, varying the routine seems to keep all the activities we do fresh.” “It’s important to work with a trainer that understands terriers and knows terriers don’t have the same ‘motivations’ as do Golden Retrievers,” said Joni Connor, who has four Welsh Terriers that have a variety of performance titles. “I have nothing against Goldens but most terrier breeds think things out and if the reward to do a certain thing or perform a certain action isn’t worth it for them, they may just go find something more interesting and fun to do. So, training has to be fun, positive and interesting for a terrier. A wise person knows you CoNtiNueD oN page 110

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GCh. Jamelle’s Aristocrat V. Elba It’s Raining Group Firsts on the * Number 1 Best in Show Saint Bernard! Thank you Judge Mrs. Sharon Smith Pocono Mountain Kennel Club Thank you Judge Ms. Sharol Candace Way Mid Susquehanna Kennel Club Owners Ed & Linda Baker Elba Saints Hopewell, NJ Elba1@aol.com Breeders Michelle & Jack Mulligan Jamelle’s Saints Diamond Bar, CA Jamelles@earthlink.net Handler Melody “Snooki” Salmi

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Bests of the Week Salina Kennel Club German Shepherd Dog GCh. Babheim’s Captain Crunch Judge Mrs. Michele L. Billings Owners James Moses, Debra Stern, Sheree Moses, Carlos Navarro, Maria Deschamps Handler James Moses

Hot Springs National Park Kennel Club - I & II Skye Terrier GCh. Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Judge Dr. Gerard Penta Judge Mr. Robert Slay Owners Carolyn Koch & Victor Malzoni, Jr. Handler Larry Cornelius Finger Lakes Kennel Club - Thursday Elmira Kennel Club - Friday Black Cocker Spaniel GCh. Casablanca’s Thrilling Seduction Judge Ms. Betsy Dale Judge Mrs. Lee Canalizo Owners Bruce Van Deman, Carolee Douglas, Mary Walker, Linda Moore Handler Michael Pitts Monroe Kennel Club - Saturday Standard Poodle GCh. Jaset’s Satisfaction Judge Mrs. Keke Kahn Owners Beth Harris, Michele Molnar and Jamie Danburg Handler Ann Rairigh Onondaga Kennel Association Boxer GCh. Winfall Brookwood Styled Dream Judge Mrs. Judith Goodin Owners D. McCarroll, Mrs. J Billhardt, S. Tenenbaum Handler Diego Garcia

Suffolk County Kennel Club - Saturday Maltese GCh. Ta-Jon’s Just Bee-Ing Silly

Judge Mrs. Toby Frisch Owners Tammy Simon & Tim Lehman Handler Tim Lehman White Mountain Kennel Club - Sunday Miniature Pinscher Ch. Brackley’s He’s My Warrior

Judge Ms. Gloria Kerr Owners Mary Henricks, Gary Wittmeier and Wendy Boyette Handler Gary Wittmeier Greater Murfreesboro Kennel Club - Saturday Pug GCh. Caper’s Sirius Endeavor Judge Mrs. Judy Webb Owners Phil & Carol Fisher and John & Linda Rowell Handler Linda G. Rowell

Greater Murfreesboro Kennel Club - Sunday English Springer Spaniel

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Judge Ms. Linda Robey Owners Beth Fink, Celie Florence, Erin Kerfoot, Ken Goodhue-McWilliams and Dolores Streng Handler Robin Novack Grand Valley Kennel Club - Saturday Weimaraner GCh. Win’Weim’s It’s My Grey Goose Judge Mrs. Dennis Kniola Owners Dr. Dana Massey & Susan Line Handler Susan Line Warrenton Kennel Club English Foxhound GCh. Sunup’s Parliament Judge Mr. Robert Vandiver Judge Mr. Donavon Thompson Owners Maggie & Craig Heile & Sue Whaley Handler Lynda Hylton

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10 quESTioNS ASkED BY LESLiE BoYES of:

Dr. Andrew & Roz

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Born: Andrew: Baltimore, Maryland Roz: Glenallen, Alaska Reside: Leesburg, Virginia Married: 21/2 yrs.

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What year did you start showing dogs and what breeds were they?

Andrew: 1988 - Norfolk Terriers. Roz: 1972 - Wire Fox Terriers.

Which dog no longer being shown would you liked to have shown or owned?

Andrew: Two Norfolk Terriers -- Ch. Max-well’s Storm & Ch. Cracknor Cause Celebre (“Coco”). Roz: There were two--Wire Fox Terrier - Ch. Louline Pickled Pepper and Kerry Blue--Ch. Melbee’s Chances Are.

Why do you think most people want to judge?

Andrew: There are as many reasons as there are people judging. Roz: To share their knowledge, as well as a natural progression in the sport.

Who are your non-dog heros or heroines exclusive of immediate relatives?

Andrew: Our Founding Fathers. Their vision of freedom made us the greatest country in the world. Roz: Amelia and Dan Musser.

If you could change one thing about your relationship what would it be?

Andrew: For Roz to enjoy football. Roz: For Andrew to enjoy trimming dogs.

How would you describe yourselves in personal ads?

Andrew: If you’re looking for trouble, look no further. Roz: Passionate dog lover, loves to trim dogs, show dogs, loves to cook-servedevour desserts (especially chocolate), decorate the house, garden.

Do you think there are too many dog shows?

Andrew: Yes. Just look at the number of shows with less than 1,000 entries. Roz: WAY too many.

Which are your three favorite dog shows?

Andrew: Montgomery County KC, Middleburg KC, and Bucks County KC. Roz: Wire Fox Terrier Club of the Central States, Montgomery County, Detroit KC.

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of times a dog may be exhibited in a year?

Andrew: If there were a limit on the number of times shown, as well as the number of shows, the top dogs would have to face each other more often. Roz: No - This is a free and Democratic country. The dogs have owners who decide when and if the dogs are to be shown--not a governing body. Rather the number of shows should be cut down.

How do you react to people flying in and out of shows on the same weekend?

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Andrew: Cherry picking shows and/or judges at the dog’s expense doesn’t seem reasonable. Roz: It seems it is more about the owner’s ego. If the number of shows were cut down, all dogs would face more competition, hence we would end up with better quality champions, plus the top dogs in the country would face each other more often rather than going different directions to get away from each other.


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OF THE PAST John P. Murphy By Desmond J. Murphy

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ith the great Montgomery County Kennel Club coming upon us many memories come to mind. So many of the memories stem because of my uncle Johnny Murphy. It was because of my very close relationship with Johnny that I developed a great passion for Terriers over fifty years ago and showed there fifty years ago. Johnny won his first BIS at Montgomery in 1931 with the Scottie, Rookery Repeater of Hitofa, and his last victory came in 1964 with the Scottie, Ch. Carmichael’s Fanfare. This was the fifth time Johnny went Best at Montgomery with one of his charges over a span of thirty-three years and each time it was with a Scottie. Actually he handled a dog to BIS six times since once he was showing an Irish Terrier covering for George Ward.


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ohnny came to America in the early 20’s from Scotland. His purpose of coming to this side of the pond was to play Soccer, but very quickly started a long career in the dog world. His father bred some Shepherds, but his main interest was Scotties. It was Johnny’s uncle, Tom Murphy, who was such a famous handler of Scotties for the famous Heather Kennels of the Chapman brothers in Scotland. This kennel dominated the breed in England for several decades. The Scottie, Ch. Heather Realization, held the BIS record in England for close to seventy years. It was just recently that the Crufts winning Vizsla finally overcame this record that stood for seven decades. Johnny, from an infant, was surrounded by Scotties and stockmen. In those days handlers whelped the litters which they had planned the breedings for. It was their responsibility to care for and condition the dogs for the ring. Because the “Heather” kennels had great financial resources they could do a lot of breeding and it was very difficult for anyone else to make up a champion during their reign. Long before Johnny handled the 1965 BIS Westminster winner, Ch. Carmichaels Fanfare, for Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stalter they shared many ties. In 1938 Best at Eastern Dog Club was the Scottie bitch, Ch. Heather Glory, that the Stalters imported from the legendary Heather Kennels. Johnny’s older brother, Jimmy Murphy, after coming to America spent the rest of his life in the Boston area. Like Johnny he showed mostly terriers and also bred some Scotties himself. Our own Geoff Dawson purchased his first Scottie from Jimmy as a very young teenager. Another brother to Johnny was my father, Harry, who first came to these shores and upon arrival in the States stayed with Jimmy. It was there that sharing a room one night with Roy Holloway that they discovered they had been prisoners of war together at the same war camp. Jimmy was very close with Mr. & Mrs. William Buckley, who was President of AKC. Because of Jimmy, Harry was hired to manage

their Airedale kennels in Huntington, Long Island. During this short stay in Huntington this became my first home in the US, having arrived from Scotland at just a few months of age. Within a very short period Harry succeeded Bob Forsyth as kennel manager for the legendary kennels of Mr. & Mrs. George Anderson of Mardormere Whippet and Greyhound fame. Harry handled the first Whippet to win a Hound group at Westminster. This was in 1958 with Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad. That was the year that Bob Gorman went Best with the Standard Poodle, Ch. Puttencove Promise. As a youngster Bob Gorman had grown up with the three Murphy brothers and the entire Murphy family. Johnny settled into a small kennel in Allendale, New Jersey where he resided until his death in the early 70’s. The kennel was small and there were never more than thirty dogs on the property. He did handle some other

breeds, but mainly Terriers. For years the Beagle, Ch. Duke Sinatra, held the record. In 1947 Johnny won BIS with him at Eastern Dog Club when it was one of the most prestigious shows in the country. During his long career as a handler he was mostly known for Scotties and handled for so many of the great kennels of the era. These were the days when kennels were doing a large amount of breeding. Up until his retirement from handling Johnny was also very famous for Welsh Terriers. For decades he whelped, raised and handled all the Welsh for Mrs. Sloan Colt. Those were the days when there were also several large Welsh kennels in the New York area. The kennel in Allendale was a small operation so it did not require CoNtiNueD oN page 86

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Rare Breeds OF THE WORLD by Agnes Buchwald

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ussia is the largest country in the world, covering 17.1 million square kilometers. Extending nearly halfway around the northern hemisphere and covering much of eastern and north-eastern Europe as well as the whole of northern Asia, Russia has a maximum east-west extent, along the Arctic Circle, of some 7,700 kilometers and a north-south width of 2,011 to 2,976 kilometers. It is interesting that the largest country in the world is the homeland of one of the smallest dog breeds in the world; the Russian Toy Terrier. Most Russian cities have social lives with a vibrant scenario, and Russia has always occupied a prominent spot on the world’s art scene. The Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin Art Gallery in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg – are considered to be the best art institutions in the world. In St. Petersburg alone there are 2,000 libraries, 221 museums, 80 theaters, 100 concert halls, 45 art galleries, 62 movie theaters, and 80 nightclubs. As always the Russian history– with its powerful Tsars, and Tsarinas (the Tsar denomination seemingly comes from Cesar), - awaked my curiosity about their always

commented love for dogs. The emperors and nobles’ passion was directed not only toward the popular and useful guard, shepherd and hunting dogs, but the toys, and terriers as well. Many histories, drawings and paintings testify the attachment and immeasurable love the Tsars openly showed toward them (many Russian painters and sculptors have immortalized a “Lady with a dog, a hunter with his dog, and so on). There is a stuffed short hair English Terrier among the treasures exposed at the Old Russian Cabinet of Curiosities dated 1716-1725. The sign next to it reads: “This dog is a short hair terrier named Lizetta. It personally belonged to the Russian Emperor Peter the Great.” It is recorded that the Tsars kept Borzois for hundreds of years as valuable hunting dogs. When there were Borzois in a Russian Czar’s kennel they were never sold, just given now and then to special persons as a rare gift. The Samoyed people call their dogs “bjelkier” (byel-kee-er) translation of “white”, but in Russian, the

dogs are called “voinaika” meaning to lead or to guide. The Samoyeds incorporated their dogs into every aspect of their lives and trust them completely as hunting, herding, guarding, and as sled-pulling dogs. The Samoyeds consider their dogs as part of their family. Rasputin came to the attention to the last Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarina Alexandra when he successfully healed their favorite hunting dog considered as a loved member of the royal family. I honestly believe that none of the Tsars has gone to the extreme demonstration of passion as the one Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796) expressed for her animals in general, and dogs in particular. One of the favorites of the Tsarinawas the “Levretka” (Italian Greyhound) Zemirah, which she frequently menContinued on page 82

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Off The Leash

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evolution is in the air — or at least some revolutionary ideas — and spreading like wildfire thanks to innovative technology and social media. From overthrowing governments in foreign lands to taking to the streets in grassroots campaigns such as Occupy Wall Street and other copycat marches that are sprouting up across the U.S. to the American Kennel Club’s Smith Committee seeking fanciers’ input on the Judges Approval process, the times they are indeed a changing. Whether or not, to once again paraphrase Mr. Robert Zimmerman (better known as Bob Dylan), the answer is blowing in the wind or not remains to be seen. But change is imminent, if not always for the better, and sometimes it takes getting fed up to the breaking point for change to be affected. The common denominator in these motions for change is the need for people to feel that they have input in decisions that impact their lives, and in the case of dog fanciers, the lives of their dogs, as well. People want to feel in control of their destinies, their interests, their dogs; they want a level playing field in life matters as well as in the show ring and the whelping box. They want fair and just decisions being made for the betterment of all concerned. Sometimes taking it to the streets, the media and the voting booth — and more increasingly, the airwaves, the Internet and social networking sites— are the only ways in which to accomplish these changes. While these changes may not always be 100 per cent effective or positive, it’s important for dog owners and breeders to be reminded that they can help bring it about in order to protect their rights to own, breed and show dogs responsibly in their country, their state, their community.

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By Shaun Coen

Dogs may not have a voice in legislative and judicial matters, but dog owners and breeders certainly do, and they must speak and act on behalf of them as well as themselves. Look no further than that beautiful City by the Bay, San Francisco, California to see just how loud of a voice dog owners have. Many dog owners in San Francisco believe that they can actually control the next election for Mayor. What’s more, the candidates for Mayor seemingly believe it, too. There is indeed power in numbers and dog owners certainly have the numbers in San Francisco, where there are reportedly more dogs than kids. According to the U.S. Census and the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, San Francisco is home to 150,000 dogs and 108,000 kids. In this canine friendly city, dogs are welcomed in many restaurants, shops and parks. However, the National Parks Service is considering cutting down on the area that dogs are allowed to run free in one of the world’s largest urban national parks, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and that has dog owners howling mad. Hence, the creation of a political action committee, DogPAC, which held a forum this past Saturday. The forum was attended by 7 of the 16 Mayoral candidates, who were asked questions ranging from where they stood on the cost of dog licenses, the placement of trash cans for owners to dispose of pet waste, and pet friendly housing units for people to adopt foster animals. “We expect the dog vote to be a game-changer,” said Bruce Wolfe, president of DogPAC. In the not so distant past, it would be difficult to fathom that dog owners could have such influence in elections of that magnitude and it’s hard to imagine it being possible without the capabilities provided by the Internet, email, smart phones and social media sites such as

Twitter and Facebook. But there’s no denying the influence or the impact. The San Francisco DogPAC can serve as a reminder and inspiration to us all that we are not powerless, in this age of increasing anti dog-owning and breeding legislation, to sway the opinion of our elected officials when it comes to issues that threaten our rights to own and breed dogs. We put them in office; we should — and do— have access to them. Communication is only an email, fax, phone call, text, tweet or blog away. Just this week, there were seven bills being considered in Massachusetts that address dogs, dog owners or breeders in some fashion. Luckily, the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners has been tracking these bills (as has the AKC’s Government Relations Department) and sending email blasts to its constituents to inform them of the dangers lurking in committees. It lets clubs and their members know which bills should receive the support of dog owners and breeders and which ones should be opposed. By extension, it’s an indication of which legislators take the best interests of dog owners into consideration. As stated on its web site, MassFedDogs.org “Promotes and protects the interests of responsible dog owners; actively assists and participates in local, state and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners; brings such legislation to the attention of the membership and the general public; promotes responsible dog ownership; uses all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs and dog owners; disseminates information and knowledge regarding dogs.” Modern technology and social media sites allow MassFedDogs to organize members in a quick and effective manner so that dogs, their owners and breeders can be protected under the law. It gives dogs and their owners a voice and legislators an earful.

As the Montgomery Co. KC shows celebrate terriers this week, one can’t help but be reminded there are many communities that still face bans on certain breeds of terriers, from bull terriers to Staffordshire Bull terriers to any dog resembling one of these breeds. So far in 2011, the AKC, its member clubs and constituents, and concerned dog owners and breeders have been instrumental in organizing campaigns to defeat bills aimed at a broad swath of terriers such as breeding bans, mandatory spay/neuter measures, and excessive liability and muzzling ordinances, from Colorado to California and from Michigan to Montana. Thankfully, there are also many groups that seek to inform the general public and enlighten legislators that these are wonderful breeds of dogs that make fantastic companions. A newly formed group in Toledo Ohio, the PET Bull Project, is an example that can also serve as inspiration. It has rallied together to educate the general public and legislators alike that the generic term “pit bull” used in many ordinances encompasses many different breeds of dogs, from the bull terrier to the Staffordshire terrier and any breed resembling them, and wrongly assumes and implies that these dogs are inherently dangerous. This group teaches responsible dog ownership and informs prospective dog owners – and prospective legislators alike - that any dog can be dangerous if not properly trained or socialized. Volunteers in the Toledo PET Bull Project offer free workshops helping owners of all breeds to train their dogs, with the hope that the number of dogs being relinquished, euthanized or trained for dogfighting will be diminished as a result. As John Brown, one of the professionally certified volunteer trainers said, “It’s really about changing the people’s behavior with their dogs, and they can change their dog’s behavior.” Change for the better, and a welcome one indeed.


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During the week of September 19-23, 2011, the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America held its National Specialty Show at the Radisson-Camp Hill near Harrisburg, PA. This site is familiar to many in the dog show community as it hosts several National Specialty Shows each year. The CSPCA National Show entries were up for the second year in a row, and the hotel grounds and convention space were more than adequate to meet the needs of our members and the nearly 300 individual dogs (574 entries) in attendance. The hotel staff was excellent and well-prepared to host a show of this size. One unforeseen difficulty was a large inlaid parquet wood floor in the middle of the carpeted convention space. This made the placement of a ring difficult and led to some last minute rearranging to provide our dogs the best possible footing. By Grace Fritz Monday, 9/19

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n Monday, a CSPCA Regional Specialty show was held with an entry of 138 class dogs and bitches judged by Mr. Bob Eisle. Mr. Eisle selected Shine’s Gift Wrapped for Silkston from the Bred by Class as his Winner’s Dog and Best of Winners. This entry was Breeder/ Owner handled by Dr. Rebecca Pentecost DVM, who duplicated the WD/ BOW win at the National Show four days later. The Winner’s Bitch for the Regional show came from the 6-9 puppy class and was Jade East Do You Know the Way to San Jose, bred and owned by L. Anders, K. Nijholt, and E. Minne.

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All win photos by Tom DiGiacomo Photography

Dr. Albert Bianchi judged 84 Best of Breed entries. His BOB was a US born dog now being shown in South America – Ch. Elite’s Pei it Forward (bred by Sandra Woodall and owned by Illaria Bionti de Ciabotti of Peru.) The Best of Opposite Sex Bitch was Ch. Shine’s Ticket to the Stars - the dam of the BOW – also owned and handled by R. Pentecost. Ch. Chaoyang’s Chick Magnet of Asia (bred by L. Cosier and L Meyers and owned by H Kamp and B Berney) was the Select Dog, and Ch. Stoney’s Take it to the Max (bred and owned by B Stoney) was Select Bitch. The judging, which began at 8:00 a.m., continued into the late afternoon hours and attendees were treated to free catered

appetizers to tide them over. Beaded leather leads and collars were offered as prizes at the CSPCA Regional Show. Monday Evening saw ten exhibitors competing with 19 different Shar-Pei in the Obedience and Rally trials. The High in Trial win went to Ch. Windquest Simply Magic owned and handled by Joni Monnich. Mrs. Nancy Withers officiated at both trials. For the National Show week, new Dannyquest bronze-covered figurines were offered. Various combinations of puppy and adult breed figurines on a rosette base were awarded and well received by the membership. The trophy table was simply outstanding!

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r. Tim Ball, a Chinese SharPei breeder from the United Kingdom, judged the Futurity and Maturity Competition. The Grand Futurity winner, beating out 76 entries, was Panache Fools Rush In – breeder/ owner handled by Tami Luddeke. The Grand Maturity winner over 32 entries was Ch. R-Lee Redstar over Broadway bred by P. Zimmel-Roach and owned by M and K Fitzgerald and handled by Chris Ann Moore. The Top 25 event was held on Tuesday evening. The winner of the Top 25 competition was Ch. Chaoyang’s Chick Magnet of Asia handled by David


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Williams. There were 18 entries competing at the formal dinner event. The judging panel revealed that evening consisted of: Breeder- Denise Beagle, Breeder-Judge Karen Burgess and AKC judge, Chuck Winslow.

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his mid-week day is traditionally used for the Sweepstakes competition, the Silent Auction and Raffle extravaganza (organized by Beverly Wall,) and the annual General Membership Meeting. The Greater Houston CSPC supplied a pizza and pasta dinner that was much appreciated by all the very busy attendees. The Sweepstakes classes were judged by longtime SharPei breeders Mara Davis and Lisa Meyers. The Best Puppy award (over 112 entries) went to Tzo Wen’s the Reality Is owned and bred by Barbara LaVere. The Best of Opposite Sex Puppy went to Tzo Wen N Ziao Mai a Little More Bliss Panache bred by B. Lavere and A and J Bauer and owned by T. Luddeke and R. Pentecost.

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lass dogs (55 entries) were judged by Pat Hastings. She selected the Winner’s dog from the Bred by Brushcoat class (Shine’s Gift Wrapped for Silkston –previously listed) and the Reserve dog from the Bred by Horsecoat class (B and G Dark Side of the Moon – bred by G. Maier and owned by G. Maier and M. Gomes.) Class bitches (102 entries) were judged by Breeder Judge Connie Gard. She selected a foreign bred (Peru) bitch (El Yoc’s E’General’s Energy) bred and owned by Illaria Bionti de Ciabotti. The Reserve award went to Shine’s Deck the Halls bred and owned by R. Pentecost. An afternoon seminar was presented for our junior members and the Annual Awards banquet was held in the evening. Several great prizes were auctioned off at the dinner including a suite for the 2013 National Hotel in Reno and a stained glass window made by Madeline Albright, a CSPCA founding member.

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he CSPCA was pleased to unveil our new Judge’s Education DVD and packet at this national show. Judge Education Chair Cate Stewart led a seminar with a dozen interested judges. Ringside mentoring was then available throughout the breed competition. Pat Hastings judged 5 Junior Show entries and 100 (53-47) BOB entries. The Best Junior Handler award went to Marty Aquirre. As a spectator, I appreciated the way Mrs. Hastings chose to make her cuts and build the suspense. As she whittled down the entry, announced the placements and dismissed the various winners, the ring was emptied to just one dog and one bitch. She sent the final two around and made her selections. BOB went to Ch. Vaje’s Miss Jayne Hathaway bred and owned by Jeff and Vicki Mauk. Jayne was piloted to her victory by Chris Ann Moore, who did a wonderful job as a substitute handler. The BOS award went to Ch. Firetown’s Out of the Blue (bred by O. LaChapelle and owned by Marge Calltharp.) Blue was handled to his win by

Tony Raposo. Select Dog went to Ch. Vaje’s Cruzin to Chesapeake bred by Jeff and Vicki Mauk and owned and handled by Jill Parslow. The Select Bitch award went to Ch. Zvezdochka B and G Veseliy Gremlin (Bred by T. Ausianskaya and owned by K and G Maier and handled by G. Maier.) The Best Veteran award went to Ch. Asia’s Jokuba Whiptastic Fantastic owned by Tami Luddeke and R Wilkerson, and the Best Bred by Exhibitor win went to the WD/BOW. Although exhibitors worried about the weather in Harrisburg prior to the show due to the significant flooding in the days preceding, the show went off without a hitch. Not until the BOB competition was nearly over did the mild and sunny weather leave, and the rains return. This show was one day shorter than our usual national show making the pace hectic. The weary exhibitors left the grounds exhausted, but already making their plans and reservations to attend the September 2012 National Show at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. Dog News 57


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THOSE WEEKLY QUESTIONS,”COAT TESTING’ IN THE UK...

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irst of all I want to thank all of you who take the time to answer those pesky little questions I ask weekly. Secondly, I invite you to send in whatever you have on your mind which you would like to see discussed in that format. Many of the “q’s of the week” are not of my origin but are suggested by readers, which I am more than happy to use. It’s not easy to come up with pertinent new ideas weekly. Many of you ask how I end up selecting people to answer these “q’s”. There is absolutely no pattern whatsoever-I usually begin by looking for new email addresses in the preceding issue and then end up selecting an arbitrary letter from the alphabet and sending to people on my computer Contact List who fit that letter. If a particular question is geared toward a certain segment of the fancy I select people usually arbitrarily from the Judges Lists, the Delegates lists, etc. I have found through the years that the Delegates are the most reluctant to answer whilst the seated Board members nervous about taking a position whatsoever. Indeed one Board member has told me he would never answer any “q of w” in a rather heated exchange. Past-seated Board Members can be quite open. I try not to influence answers by either the tone of the question nor by whom I ask and try to keep the questions as varied as possible. That’s where your help really is needed since I realize I tend to be overly political in my thinking whereas the general reader can come up with a broader scope and range of ideas so any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Whilst in the UK last weekend I came across two very interesting articles in London dailies. I have very little use for the dailies in the UK as their emphasis upon sensationalism rather than factual news reportage surpasses even the worst of our newspapers, which attempt to ape them. Nonetheless the matter of “Coat-testing”, which has been raging in the UK these past several months within its Fancy and Kennel Club, reached new heights of proportion when it became a page one story AND editorial in THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH of October 2nd

and then of course became fodder for its Website where nasty remarks about dog shows and dog showing ruled the day. Now that the Kennel Club has the matter back on its agenda after the anti-coat testing people revolted against the “flawed” testing procedures, which argument I must say I never did buy since I thought the argument was used to prevent something disliked by breeders within one particular breed from being put into effect. Someone from the pro-testing side must have reached out to those anti-purebred factions on the Standard to raise a cause célèbre. Really with all the problems the Brits are facing economically how important on a scale of 1 to 10 is coat testing to their daily lives. Just another opportunity to attempt to put another nail in our hobby by the dogooders over there is this latest move which the anti-coat testers have helped foment. Hair spraying is bad enough here where it certainly was invented and then copied by the Brits but to defend it in the fashion certain people did in the UK and turn it into a political cause célèbre was and remains an example of how poorly attempts at being democratic work in registry operations. The KC Rule is its rule-this is nothing new and goes through phases of being operational or not. Years ago when it was decided to enforce the rule it failed then without a national furor. Today’s society is a different one than that of years ago and those people so intent upon having their way had best watch out lest they totally spoil the public perception of how we handle ourselves at dog shows or there will be no dog shows to go to and then how will they earn their daily bread one must wonder. The even more interesting news which is somewhat embargoed in the dog press over there--how can this be when an article reporting the subject appeared in the DAILY MAIL of October 1 announcing the possible sale of the KC building on Clarges Street. A 1970’s Trip To Bermuda - wear your helmet!

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While the members must approve of the sale, probably at the November meeting it sounds as though it is an ideal situation for them. I know as a Member I will vote yes based upon what I have heard as this is a great opportunity to stay in London right next door and make quite a bundle. I have just finished reading a book of monumental influence on me called MOSCOW DECEMBER 25, 1991-The Last Day of the Soviet Union by Conor O’Clery. It is the story of the battle between Yeltsin and Gorbachev in keeping the Union alive or destroying it. A fascinating tale of ruthless actions and differences in personalities and philosophies and how to keep a teetering giant from failing altogether and entering a new and critical age. On a much lesser scale of course whilst reading this non-fiction giant I could not help but compare what went on in Russia and all of the Soviets to what is happening at AKC today. Perhaps the players and the situation are not of the world wide magnitude which happened over there and the analogy is overblown but the power struggle is comparable and an awful lot of what happened then is now happening here at AKC. Worth the read just to make the comparison but more importantly it is a book of surprising intrigue and fascinating power plays.


The Best In Specialty Show Winning

CH. PYRLESS NO-BRAINER A Top Five Great Pyrenees All-Breed* Group & Best In Specialty Show Winning Great Pyrenees Club of America Hall of Fame entrant

From the Great Pyrenees Club of America Illustrated Standard: “the overall impression should be of a large, elegant, long haired, primarily white dog. It is slightly longer than tall, solidly built, and well-balanced.”

Our sincere appreciation to Judge Dr. Daniel Fleitas for this acknowledgement. Breeder Dr. Valerie Seeley Owners Sean & Rebecca Garvin PyrlessGreatPyrenees.com Handler Sue Capone, PHA

*The Dog News Top Ten List

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W Born January 21, 1926 to a Cherokee /German bounty hunter and a German pioneer woman in the depression dustbowl in Bixby, Oklahoma, Walter W. Shellenbarger re-located to southern California after the death of his father. Settling in Upland, CA, he joined the army as a paratrooper in World War II, and was part of the Asian pacific jumpers onto Hiroshima, returning home with a purple heart.

Walt’s love of dogs led both he and Joyce, his first wife, into the sport of purebred dogs, and additionally their daughters, Gretchen & Heidi. In the 1950’s starting in obedience, and leading into conformation, they bred both Weimaraners and German Shorthaired Pointers under the Gretchenhof Kennels reg. prefix, soon concentrating only on GSP’s, creating an incredible foundation of dogs whose pedigrees are still recognizable in today’s show ring. Achieving the ultimate win as the breeder/owner/handler of the Westminster Kennel Club BIS in 1974, Ch. Gretchenhof’s Columbia River, or “Traveler” to his friends, Gretchenhof Kennels reg. has made a significant impact in the sport and to the breed. From the late 50’s through the late 70’s Walt was an extremely talented and top winning, licensed AKC professional dog handler, as well as active within the early formation of the PHA (Professional Handlers Association).

His early years can be remembered by many of the “older” dog fancy as when Walt entered the ring wearing a green loden hat with a brush in the hatband, a pair of saddle shoes, and at the end of the lead, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Ch. Gretchenhof Moonshine. CoNtiNueD oN page 66

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"Walt’s love of dogs led both he and Joyce, his first wife, into the sport of purebred dogs, and additionally their daughters, Gretchen & Heidi."

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True NorTh (Strong and Free)

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll.

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think this is how many feel at times during this “economic downturn” The latest thing to hit the Canadian dog fancy is the demise of two staples in Canadian dog periodicals. Last week the newcomer “Canadian Dog Digest” announced it was no longer, and will be resurrected as the Canadian Dog Fancier, the name borrowed from the magazine that was at one time a product of the late Nigel Aubrey-Jones. More shocking to all was the announcement that seemingly unshakable Dogs in Canada magazine, published by the Canadian Kennel Club, would no longer have a print version but be on-line only. The December 2011 issue as well as the 2012 Dogs in Canada Annual will be the last publications. To say that the demise of Dogs in Canada was a shock to the fancy is indeed an understatement and gave everyone in dogs a reason to pause and realize that lean times may be ahead. This is the statement released by the Canadian Kennel Club explaining their position:

Apex Restructuring To Focus on Web Business in 2012 At the regular September Board Meeting on Sunday, September 18, 2011, the Canadian Kennel Club Board of Directors was notified by the Apex Publishing Board of Directors that after months of consideration, it has been determined that there is no reasonable expectation of profit for Apex Publishing. As a result, it has become necessary to close the publishing arm of the Canadian Kennel Club and to reduce the financial burden upon the parent company. The 2012 Dogs Annual and the December 2011 issue of Dogs in Canada Magazine will be the final issues to be published. This decision has come after many months of consideration and evaluation of the financial circumstances currently impacting Apex Publishing, the Canadian Kennel Club, the publishing industry in general and in particular, the hard copy production of periodical journals in Canada. The decision to discontinue the monthly publication of Dogs in Canada Magazine and the Dogs Annual is solely financial and does not in any way reflect negatively on the dedicated contributions and professional services of Apex staff and their award-winning history in the production of the premier Canadian canine publication. Dogs in Canada Magazine has, for over a century, in various formats, served the dog fancy and has been a consistent, reliable source of information

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supporting responsible and informed dog ownership. It is anticipated that the well-known Dogs in Canada brand will continue to have a strong web-based CKC presence and continue to provide a major on-line information source for the fancy, as well as for the pet-owning public. Onto more uplifting news, the Sudbury and District Kennel Club recently held 6 shows in 3 days is beautiful Coniston Ontario. They took the concept of casual Friday and put a twist on it calling it “Western Day” it was great to see the cowboy hats and belt buckles out in full force! The 6 days of shows there as well as an unofficial “Puppy Spectacular” open to best puppy in show winners from the past year was a huge success. With the CKC basically letting show giving clubs a lot of lee way in order to try and make their shows successful, the SDKC was permitted to have 2 shows a day as well as group specialties on the same day. What this meant for exhibitors was that on Saturday there were 2 all breed dog shows and if you showed a Terrier or a Toy dog there was also a specialty for them. So 3 Terrier groups and 3 toy groups in one day. On another note, the Canadian Professional Handlers Association is holding its annual “Top Dog Awards” dinner and Benefit on November 25th in conjunction with the Caledon Kennel Club shows. This year they are benefitting the “Friends in Need” as well as the “Sonny Fund” both non profit organizations are for dog people in need. The Sonny Fund hands out a post secondary bursary each year. Friends in Need is there for dog people who fall on hard times and may need financial

help. The Top Dog awards award the Top Ten dogs of all breeds in 2010 (I know we are a year late, it’s a Canadian thing, you need to live here to understand it!) as well they award the top Obedience Dog, the top Breeder, Top Owner Handler, the Top Junior Handler and the most coveted award of the night, the “Lifetime Achievement Award”. This year’s Lifetime achievement award will be presented to Dr. John Reeve-Newson and Dr. Richard Meen. If you are planning on attending the Caledon Kennel Club shows and would like more information, please go to www.canuckdogs. com, click on the tab for ‘Ontario’, then ‘events’, ‘shows’ and Caledon Kennel Club. Tickets may also be purchased for the Awards dinner by going to www. canadianprohandlers.com As we ready ourselves for Canadian thanksgiving, which happens here in October, we have only 98 all breed dog shows left in Canada. That is all the shows in every zone across the country. The top 10 dogs of all breeds are still a pretty packed bunch so at this point it is anyone’s game as to who might come out on top!


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the number one* skye terrier and number three* among all terriers

this past weekend, buddy was awarded back-to-back best in shows under judges dr. gerard penta and mr. robert slay. with these wins buddy ties the best in show record at 36 wins for skye terriers, set nearly fifty years ago by ch. jacinthe de ricelaine, owned by mrs. adele and mr. walter f. goodman. we are honored to be in such company. Dog News 65


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Retiring from the show ring, Walt entered the ring as a judge in the 80’s, licensed for all Sporting, all Hounds, and BIS, and of course, Junior Showmanship, for which he was a strong advocate both at the start of these classes in the 60’s (back when they just asked a PHA member to judge if they weren’t showing in the group that day, into today with the juniors having an actual sanctioned competition). He loved watching the youngsters grow up and make their own mark in the show ring. His 2nd wife, Lynn Robb Noel, breeder of Old English Sheepdogs, traveled occasionally with him as he judged, preferring to stay home with the horses she and Walt enjoyed, as well as the ducks, “Fly Boy” the

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Bob Waters and Walt pygmy goat, the vegetable garden, and Zack the “bobtailed” German Shepherd, that was dumb enough to take on one of the horses, losing his tail in that battle. Once he retired from handling, Walt, an avid golfer, joined the American Golf Association and was the assistant GM for Rancho San Joaquin Golf Club in Irvine, CA for over 20 years. He and Lynn shared a love for the game, but due to losing Lynn to cancer in 2009, along with his declining health, Walt played his last round this last spring with his daughter Gretchen & grandson, Joshua Schultz, a memory they will always treasure. Walt’s last judging assignment was in May this year for the club he helped co-found, Rio Hondo Kennel Club, only judging a few breeds due to his declining health and stamina. It was his wish that the trophies he still had from his years as a handler, including the coveted silver punch bowl, cups & tray from BIS at the prestigious Santa Barbara Kennel Club, be donated to Rio Hondo and used for future winners at that show. Bea Godsol and Walt 66 Dog News

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As one who has attended many Nationals in my lifetime I never tire of them. They offer us the opportunity to get to know each other face to face. Something that, in this electronic age, is becoming all the more important. They offer us the opportunity to see dogs in the flesh for an extended period of time as opposed to the Facebook photo. Nationals offer us the opportunity to see the past and to see the future. They allow us to laugh, sometimes to see a great one and to dream of what could be. By JANe ChopSoN 68 Dog News

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he Field Spaniel Society of America National was held in Columbus, Indiana this year and drew a record-breaking conformation entry of 157 plus a large Sweepstakes entry. The theme was “Fields In The Fast Lane� befitting the proximity to the Indianapolis Speedway. The Show was dedicated to the late George O'Neil. Dedicating the largest entry yet to George seems a fitting tribute to a man who contributed so much to the breed in the United States. The show began with a Tracking test. The Tracking Judge was Steve Ripley. A Tracking test offering TDs as well as TDXs and VSTs takes a lot of acres, lots of walking and a lot of volunteers. The test saw 3 Field Spaniels earning their TDs. Although it was a muddy affair for the track plotters, the dogs did not seem to

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the Fox Terrier dominated and by the 1920s and 1930s the number of KC registrations for Wire Fox Terriers made it the top breed of all in the United Kingdom. It peaked at around 7000 registrations at a time when total KC registrations of all breeds numbered only about 50,000 dogs in all. Today Wires only number about 600 and Smooths around 150 in a total KC Registration figure in the UK of about 250,000. Nowadays it is breeds such as the Border Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier that lead the way numerically in the Terrier Group here in Britain. They each have around 8,000 or 9,000 registrations annually. Therefore these two breeds alone make up more than 50% of total terrier registrations in this country, which came to just about 32,000 in 2010. In terms also of clubs for dog breeders the terriers also led the way with the Fox Terrier Club itself founded in 1876. Nowadays, as well as individual breed clubs, there are also several clubs for each Group of dog here in the UK and each Group has at least one championship show devoted to that individual Group. I guess that the nearest we have to Montgomery County Show in the UK is the National Terrier Show, which each year attracts entries of around 1600 dogs. The National Terrier Club was itself founded in 1903 and as such preceded by well over fifty years any other national clubs that we have here for individual Groups. CONTROVERSIAL Of course social trends and other factors do change the relative popularity of breeds over the years in terms of numbers, and indeed these things also affect their popularity as winners of Groups and Best in Show awards. Over the years terriers have had their fair share of Best in Show wins at shows such as Westminster and Crufts. Crufts has had a 110-year history but has only had a Best in Show award since 1928. Since that time it has been cancelled a couple of times because of emergency situations and it was not of course held at all 70 Dog News

during World War 2. There have therefore been only 70 Best in Show awards at Crufts. In those seventy years Terriers have taken the top spot nineteen times. If you discount the fact that one man, Mr. H S Lloyd, won Best in Show at Crufts with one or other of his “of Ware” English Cocker Spaniels no fewer than six times, this means that Terriers have punched well above their weight in the Crufts Best in Show stakes. Of the nineteen winning terriers most were what you might well describe as ‘trimmed’ terrier breeds. Welsh Terriers have taken the award four times, Wires three times, and Airedales, Lakelands, Kerries and Westies twice each. This is indicative of the fact that the ‘trimmed’ breeds very much dominated. I recall very clearly when I first showed dogs, taking Border Terriers into Groups knowing that the ‘trimmed terrier’ judge would pretty well totally ignore the Border and his eyes would pass very quickly over the Border representative looking for a rather more familiar ‘trimmed’ breed. It is not all that long ago, certainly I can remember it well, that Mrs. Audrey Dallison wrote a very controversial article in one of the weekly dog papers here in the UK. Mrs. Dallison, whose kennel name was Gosmore, was well known in terrier circles firstly for her Wire Fox Terriers and then for her Scottish Terriers, which were always expertly handled by her handler Vincent Mitchell. What did she write? Well only what a great many terrier judges actually thought but never admitted. She wrote that there were absolutely no examples of certain breeds such as the Border Terrier, the Norwich Terrier or the Norfolk Terrier which could even compete or hold a candle to the brilliant breeds such as Wires, Scotties, Airedales and Welsh, etc. Well you can imagine the furor that that particular statement caused! In the end, however, because of the storm and the debate that followed, things have changed since then and many of those ‘poor relation’ breeds have managed to find a place in the Group and Best in Show records. (Incidentally I have a somewhat

tenuous personal connection with each of the Border Terriers that was first in its respective country to win a Group on each side of the Atlantic. In the USA the first Border Terrier to win a Group was named after my grandfather. He was Dale Gourlie’s Ch. Wattie Irving of Dalquest. And in the UK the first Border to win a group was my motherin-law Mrs. Bertha Sullivan’s Ch. Dandyhow Shady Knight.) Things have undoubtedly changed since those days and the world of terriers is now a much wider one with most breeds having the capability — and the right — these days to go to the top. MONTGOMERY AND DR. DEUBLER Keeping up the importance and the very significant part that terriers play in the world of dogs, Montgomery County nowadays still manages to make its mark on a world scale in the dog fancy as a whole and not just in terrier circles. We should salute it. Even friends of mine in other groups in the UK know the name ‘Montgomery’. Much of the credit for that must go to that epitome of terrier organisers Dr. Josephine Deubler. We all have our memories of Dr. Deubler but I will never forget the way that she took me under her wing when we lived in the USA. I was a relatively young foreigner certainly with no KC connections at that stage, but she marked me down as someone to help and I judged various breeds at Montgomery several times during her tenure of office. I will never forget her answer when I asked her what she thought of Crufts on what was I think her one and only visit. She looked at me and said in what can only be described as her somewhat loud voice, “It’s a little large.” So that was that! Anyway I will be sorry to miss Montgomery this year and hope to remedy that in future years. But I am sure that it will, this year, as in previous years, continue to uphold the true terrier tradition of leading the way for style, presentation, tenaciousness and panache. Enjoy your terriers; remember that as terrier people we are undoubtedly the chosen few; and do be sure to have a good Montgomery!


Ch. Warfox High Mtn. Sweetheart "she is capturing hearts wherever she goes"

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Again, Back-to-Back Group Firsts! and Best In Show! Thank you Judges Mr. Paul Odenkirchen and Mr. Norman Kenney for Group Firsts and a big thank you to Mr. Randy Garren for Best In Show! Breeders: Linda & Schuler Nelson and Carolyn & Richard Snavely Owners: Linda & Schuler Nelson Handler: Dan Buchwald 201 317-5923 Dog News 71


Multiple Best In Show Winning

Let’s Again and Again! With much appreciation to Judges Mrs. Sulie Greendale-Paveza and Mr. Charles Olvis for these Group First awards

Steve and Alice Lawrence

The Fuzzy Farm AKC Herding Group Breeders Of The Year 2011 Best In Show Cords Since 1972

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furry gerbil out of his sport coat pocket and flings it into the center of the ring, driving puppy-in-waiting number three and amateur owner handler (AOH) totally mad. AOH with both hands on the lead screams, “No, No, Fritz! Settle down little guy, Mama gottcha!” I pick up the furry gerbil, hand it back to a red-faced YOMAHA. Not wanting to look me directly in the eye, he shamefully joins MISS. BO-H, along the right side of the ring against the rail. I proceed to assist AOH and to evaluate little Fritz. “I am so nervous,” AOH quickly informs me. “This is our first time in the ring and I am so sorry.” Being a true sucker for newbies, I respond, “Not a problem – You just relax and do exactly what I tell you and everything is going to be just fine. Please do not feed your puppy while I am examining him. Hold his head gently as I examine his body.” AOH, shaking like a leaf, holds Little Fritz’s head in her two hands. “Hang on little guy – you are too cute my little man… oh, look at mommy… look at mommy…good boy… you are the best dog in the whole wide world… don’t move…hold still… good boy….” I complete the examination with ease. “Now, please collect the leash in your hand, place the collar up underneath his ears and I want you to take him to the corner and back, on the diagonal, nice and easy,” I encourage. AOH, with no bait to be seen, quietly escorts a happy, bouncy Fritz to the corner of the ring and back. “OK, slow down, shorten up on your lead, keep it up under the ears and try that one more time,” I ask. AOH performs magic and returns with little Fritz stopping directly in front of me, asking for more. I guide them over to MISS BO-H and YOMAHA. “Please take them around the ring, one at a time, nice and easy, to the end of the line. When you finish you will end up right back here.” I point to MISS. BO-H, quickly releasing her from the corner of ring in a flurried state with her pork chop leading the way. Shaking my head in disbelief, I unconsciously reach for my left ear inspecting for pork chop juice. “Next please.” I say. I point to YOMAHA and I think to myself, “If you pull that damn gerbil out of your pocket, I am going to beat the !@%#%!# out of you.” YOMAHA slowly and methodically goes around the ring with only the tail of the gerbil hanging from his coat pocket. “Perfect. Now – next please.” AOH looking straight forward, takes little Fritz around the ring in a frozen, robotic state. “A little faster please!” I plead. She quickens her pace and slides in next to YOMAHA. Not wasting time, I pull YOMAHA first, AOH second and MISS. BO-H third. “Around the ring together please ---You will be one, two, and three ---Thank you.” I progress through the remaining dog and bitch classes with ease. Larry, from his sitting position, calls Best of 74 Dog News

Breed into the ring. “Best of Breed! Dogs first, then bitches, in catalog order…followed by Winners Dog and Winners Bitch. Take them right over there. Please pay attention and let your dog free stack. In other words---don’t touch it!” “I check in the BOB class. I have one Dog Champion with male handler, middle aged, professional (MAP) (He thinks he is.)--one Bitch Champion with female handler, early thirties, well-groomed with great nails (FET)---Winners Dog accompanied by YOMAHA and Winners Bitch shown by a young girl, junior handler (YG) approximately eleven or twelve years old with presentation skills of a twenty-five year old. I am immediately impressed by the fact YG is the only one who followed orders and did not stack her dog, pretending the artificial stance was created totally at the will of the dog. MAP stands way out in front of his entry, one knee down and his right hand extended behind his head, in the air holding a fluorescent green tennis ball. FET positions herself to the side of her special, holding what appears to be a whole chicken breast. YOMAHA gently swings the gerbil in front of the Winners Dog’s nose, while YG hangs loose, letting Winners Bitch nibble on a small piece of liver. “Around the ring together, stop over here and please set the first dog up for examination,” I repeat. MAP makes setting up his dog a major production. Grand movements accompanied by quick jerky actions. “Some idiot is actually paying him good money for a Broadway review rather than handling a dog,” I think. Once again, he stands ten feet from his dog as I view the profile, providing me with a spectacular juggling act. The florescent green tennis ball remains in constant action --- up, down, up, down, to the right, to the left, up, down, around and back up he goes. Having one of my famous out of body experiences (OBE) the bouncing green ball transfixes me and I immediately break into the mental musical score of “Be Kind to Your Web-footed friends”, conducted by Mitch, himself, on Sing Along with Mitch. A slight dog altercation in the adjacent ring snaps me back to reality and I move to examine MAP’s dog. Handsome dog, a bit large, over-produced, scissor trimmed, neck shaved, a tad long with round eyes. I finish my examination and find myself wanting to say, “OK, follow the bouncing ball to the corner and back,” but rather, “Please take your dog to the corner and back on the diagonal. Thank you.” Mitch Miller surfaces again the minute MAP begins the gaiting pattern. I try to focus on the canine’s moving feet and I cannot. The force of the bouncing ball is too great and I finish quietly whispering the melody to “Tie a Yellow Ribbon.” I send MAP to the side of the ring, turn and face FET. FET is a busty handler who knows how to dress for success. Today her tight fitting, Chanel- inspired outfit works well with the exception of her loose, satin top revealing way too much for my personal liking. “Good morning, always nice to see you,” I say. “Nice to see you, too,” responds FET. FET is showing a lovely bitch special in great condition, moder-

ate, well groomed, typey, with the most pleasing head and expression. “Oh, this is going to be so easy,” I think to myself as FET stabilizes the bitch with her whole chicken breast. “Thanks! Please take her straight down and back on the diagonal.” FET slowly and carefully turns her bitch around and like an arrow, goes directly to the corner and back. I move closer. The young bitch backs up slightly. I lower my hand towards her nose and she moves back further. “OMG – my obvious winner is going to shy away from me! Quick --- think fast,” flashes through my brain. “Can I have a piece of your bait please?” With this said FET carefully takes her right manicured hand, reaches down the center of her cleavage and pulls out the chicken breast. “Oh no, I am not going to touch that chicken after it’s been nesting between your breasts. NO, NO, NO way!” I think, obviously telegraphing my reaction. “Here ya go!” FET tears a piece of the chicken between her teeth and hands me the torn chicken breast. I grab hold and lower it front of her dog. She quickly comes forward, sniffs the breast and starts to nibble while wagging her tail. I am so relieved by the response that I fail to give the chicken back to FET as she takes her place next to MAP. I take one last look at Winners Dog and Winners Bitch using FET’s breast, I mean FET’s chicken breast to stimulate expression. “I would like to see each one around the ring, one at a time please. Nice and easy – thank you.” MAP takes off. “Oh no – not the green ball again, I force myself to look to the ground and avoid eye contact in fear of another OBE. FET begins her spin around the ring and I realize her breast meat remains in my possession. Trying to concentrate, I drop the piece of meat in the ring, wipe my hands on my slacks and focus on YOMAHA, who is next to move. Giving his gerbil a little shake, he skillfully executes a flawless performance to the end of line. YG follows in a methodic, rhythmic liver-controlled dance. I look across the ring with a smile on my face as all four handlers free stack their dogs. I am about ready to point my boney finger, when MAP loses control of his green fluorescent bouncing tennis ball. Plopping directly behind his dog, it rolls between FET’s legs in front of her bitch. FET bends down to pick up the ball and the chicken breast falls from her cleavage. The poor bitch special, torn between choices, grabs the large breast as the green florescent tennis ball continues to roll toward YOMAHA. YOMAHA’s young dog, bored with the gerbil dangling in front of his nose, lunges forward, grabs the ball and begins to roll on his side. Unaware…YOMAHA flings the gerbil in the direction of YG and her bitch, who, now, is not engaged with the little piece of liver. YG’s bitch leaps and snatches the wet gerbil between her jaws and joyfully dances at the end of the lead. Not an advocate of the “Bating Game”, and taking a moment to grasp totally what is happening in my ring, I begin to laugh hysterically. I award Chicken Breast the Best of Breed. I choose Gerbil, Best of Winners/ Best of Opposite Sex, and I award Select to the Florescent Green Tennis Ball, knowing full well this is one of those special judging moments not learned by checking a box, filling in the blank, breeding a handful of champions, searching out mentors or attending seminars.


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Changing of the Guard Under a new reign. Now owned by Beth Dowd, Jeane Haverick, Doug Johnson, Jamie Hubbard & Jacqui Rifenberg.

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mind it at all. Also that day brought the Working Dog Instinct test. The program tests the dogs' natural ability to hunt. Folks were thrilled to see their dogs' natural instinct awakened by the scent of birds. By the end of the day we had 8 more Field Spaniels that have WDI certificates. The following day was Agility. The Agility Trial had an entry of 15 Field Spaniels competing in a total of 41 runs. An astonishing 22 entries were at the excellent levels with quite a few dogs vying for a double Q towards their MACH. By day's end there were 16 qualifying runs. Nearly all of the dogs entered had their conformation Championships and in addition many had other titles as well. This serves to prove the versatility of the Field Spaniel. The evening of the second day found the Field Fanciers gathered at the Welcome Party enjoying hors d'oeuvres and each other's company. The third day bought a Sweepstakes and a Veteran Sweepstakes judged by Field fancier Rachal Sanger. Rachal's enjoyment was obvious as she sorted through her entry. Her Best in Sweeps was a lovely 6 to 9 liver girl Winter's To Catch a Star. Her Best Opposite was a 13-month old black male, Promenades Pay It Forward. Her Best Veteran in Sweeps was from the 7 to 9 year class and was Ch. Nautica's Wind River Gold RN and Best Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweeps was CH Nautica's Overlook Red Sails N the Sunset, also from the 7 to 9 year class. Ms. Sanger also presided over the Juniors ring and found her Best Junior from the hotly contested Open Senior class. Her winner was the talented Jess Thibault. Note should be made of the remarkable young people at this show. Many of the top awards were won by dogs piloted by current or recent Juniors who were everything we should value in youth. They were hardworking, charming, fun loving, bright 78 Dog News

and supportive of each other. Hats off to all of you. All of us over 25 could take a lesson from you. That same day was also the Rally and Obedience judging. The Rally and Obedience judges were Richard Wood and Sharon D. Hodges Wood. The entry was quite large and High in Trial was Ch. Blackbrier's Absolutely Fabulous with a score of 197.5. We also had a large Rally entry with one entrant earning a RAE. That dog was Ch. Winfarthing Aislinn CD BN RE OA AJX OF. The Club also hosted a team Rally competition with teams sporting coats with flames that would have made a NASCAR crew proud. At the end of a very long day the club hosted a barbecue enjoyed by all who attended. The next day brought an early start and Dana Cline stepped into the ring to judge the largest Field Spaniel entry in this country's history. His Winners dog was the 13-month-old black Promenades Pay It Forward from the 12 to 18 month class. This win completed his championship. Mr. Cline's reserve dog was from the Open class and was a very nice liver dog Gooseberry's Moonraker. His winners bitch came from the Open class and was a lovely liver and tan bitch Winfarthing's Kiss Me Kate. Reserve went to the very promising 6 to 9 month liver puppy Trailmark Land of Painted Caves. After a lunch break Mr. Cline saw the 50 plus Champions and his Veteran and Hunt class winners step into the ring. He efficiently handled the large number of dogs by breaking them into groups and then making cuts from those groups. At the end the dog leading the line was the amazing 14-year-old Veteran Ch. Marshfield's Boys Night Out RN also known as Henry. His wonderful condition is a testament to both his good genes and his good care. He never let down and showed the younger dogs once again how it should be done. This was

Henry's 7th National Best In Show which is possibly an All Breed record. Standing behind Henry as Best of Winners was the new CH. Promenades Pay It Forward who is Henry's great great great grandson. Best Opposite Sex was the lovely liver bitch Ch. Uplands Crazy Like a Fox. The Select Dog went to the black dog GCH. Freedom›s Playing With The Gang and the Select bitch was the liver bitch GCH. Tamarack's Race You To Calico. Award of Merit winners were the previously mentioned Select Dog GCH. Freedom's Playing With The Gang, GCH. Killara's Riders On The Storm, GCH. Northaven's Call Me Al, Ch. Sandscapes Cover Girl, and the 9 to 11-year Veteran dog Ch Capriole's Normandy Commander. The Stud Dog class was won by GCH. Winfarthing Pride and Prejudice SH RN and Brood Bitch was topped by Ch. Nautica's Lady Be Good. The banquet was held the following night. Club awards were given for the previous calendar year. In addition the AKC Good Sportsmanship award was given to the late Gerald Mitzenheim. Gerry was a true friend of the Field Spaniel. The Service dog award was given to Wolftree’s Drops of Jupiter for her work with Special Education students in public schools in Battle Mountain, Nevada. The Maydene Max Trophy is an annual trophy for the dog the foreign visitors select as the one dog they would most like to take home. It was won by the new Ch. Promenade Pay It Forward. After the awards were given a lively auction was held. There were several fierce bidding wars, which added to the bottom line of the National effort and provided much entertainment. All left friends and Field Spaniel treasures were to be had that night. Yes, Nationals are special and “Fields In The Fast Lane” reminded us once again about why we go to Nationals. Thanks to all who attended and to all who worked so hard to allow us to have such a good time and fall in love with our breed all over again.


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tioned in letters, and was immortalized in porcelain. Her statue is known to many who visited the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg. Another palace complex; Tsarskoe Selo (“Tsars’ Village” in Russian) includes attractions such as the Catherine Palace and parks, and the Alexander Palace and parks. The entire complex is a part of the UNESCO-protected Russian World Heritage. It was at the Catherine Palace where the Tsarina made her home of summer residence, employing the work of architects and craftsmen to customize the place to her particular taste and requirements. Consequently, her influence in the palace’s appearance remains until today. The palace includes a very large park, gardens, outbuildings, and the Great Pond where a special cemetery, a true monument of her Majesty’s fondness for animals, was completed with a pyramid. It was behind this pyramid that the favorite dogs of the empress were buried. This cemetery was full with marble tomb stones. On the biggest stone, under which the female Zemirah was buried, was inscribed a long epitaph written by the French ambassador, Count Segure. “Here lies Zemirah, ……… Immortal, so that she could always be together with her mistress…” Catherine, during her long reign, had hundreds of dogs of different breeds and sizes. In Tsarskoye Selo, the empress could be seen happy and relaxed spending many hours walking the gardens with her dogs. “The dog cemetery” was carefully preserved until the October revolution, but it was destroyed by the Soviets. Although the original cemetery has almost totally disappeared, the nearby pyramid can still be seen, and the park is open to visitation. For centuries dogs were considered as status symbols only because the Russian aristocracy favored them. Commoners who owned hunting dogs similar to the ones owned by the Tsar were considered “upper class”, and the ladies had to have toy dogs similar of the Tsarina’s favorite breeds. At the Russian court since the 17th century, dogs became a sought after and valuable gift. The emperor’s emissaries would travel to different countries in Europe to find the smallest and the cutest tiny dogs. These “Lady’s dogs” as they were called during those times were priced ten times their weight in gold. The toys and other small breeds of dogs were destroyed during the communist revolution in 1917 with the reasoning 82 dog news

that the little dogs were “useless animals of spoiled capitalists” and consequently should be eliminated because they were consuming food while the proletarians were starving. In the chaos caused by the Bolshevik revolution a few toy terriers beside other small breeds were hidden, and saved by breed enthusiasts. The Russian Toy Terrier is a relatively new breed; it was created around the 19th century. The first reference to the breed is attributed to an entry of 11 Russian Toy Terriers at an exhibition in St. Petersburg in May of 1907. Its revival goes back to 1958 when a male puppy with a fringe on the ears and limbs was born from smooth haired parents. This male dog was mated again with a female that had longer hair. Finally the long haired variant of the Russian Toy Terrier was developed. The careful selection and planned breeding had successfully obtained two variants of the Russian Toy Terrier; the long haired and the smooth haired specimens. Taking into account the size of the head of the Russian Toy Terrier, its round eyes can be considered large. Also a remarkable feature is the long haired dog fringed ears that resemble the ears of the Papillion. Both varieties have smooth silky coat. Researchers speculate that at the very beginning the Chihuahua, the Yorkshire Terrier and other English toy dogs - as well as some native Russian toy breeds - were used in the development of the breed. This is an elegant dog, very lively, eager to please, never shy and never vicious. Even tempered, these tiny dogs are suitable home companions to everyone. It is considered to be one of the most popular breeds in its country of origin. With an average weight of 3 to 6 pounds and with a height of 8 to ten inches, it is not a surprise that this breed is considered to be one of the world’s smallest but never a fragile dog.

Compared to the body, the dog’s head is quite large. The lean muzzle is tiny but it is well defined. The muzzle tapers smoothly to a small nose that takes the color of the coat. Fairly large dark

eyes are dark pigmented and set wide apart. The eyes are always lively and full of life. Thin big ears stand pricked high on the skull. The hair on the ears is what differentiates a smooth haired from a long haired Russian Toy Terrier. Ears of the long haired dog would be like butterfly wings as they are profusely fringed with long hair. This breed has an elegantly arched neck. The small compact body is strong. The short back is straight, the slightly rounded loin is well muscled and the oval chest has well sprung ribs. Belly is moderately tucked up. Tail that is usually docked is carried high. If tail is left in its natural state, it is well covered with hair and elegantly carried above the topline in sickle fashion. This breed has two types of coats. Short haired dogs have short smooth hair that lies closely to the body. This type of Russian Toy Terrier has no undercoat. The body of the long haired variant is covered with hair that is about 3 to 5 cm in length. The hair can be straight or slightly wavy. The head is covered with shorter hair but the hairs on the ears are long and profuse. The two most common coat colouring combinations are black and tan, and red and sable (a silvery gray). This breed can also have solid black, tan, or blue gray as well. All Russian Toy Terriers can also have spots of white on the chest and paws in addition to any fur color. This is a versatile dog that would cater to the needs of its master. It will be a lively and energetic playmate of the children in the same manner that it will be an affectionate and loyal companion of the elderly. The Russian Toy Terrier is a friendly breed and it enjoys human companionship. The dog is not only friendly to people but to other dogs and other pets as well...(from the standard) The Russian Toy Terrier, also known as the Moscow Toy Terrier, seldom can be seen outside Russia. The Russian Toy Terrier was recognized by the Russian Kynological Federation in 1981 and has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club since August of 2008. The first official standard for the two varieties was written in 1966. In 1988 the two varieties were added together as the Russian Toy Terrier with Smooth Coat and Long Coat varieties. The term “Terrier” was dropped from the breed’s name when it was added to the official list of breeds registered with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Our readers can find the complete Standard at the FCI’s breed standard pages.


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a large staff. This meant the dogs got a lot of personal attention. The dogs that were being shown were kept in boxes. This meant that four or five times a day they were carried out to where they were exercised in paddocks. During week days several ladies were employed just to individually walk the show dogs on leads, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. All of the dogs being shown were put on a grooming table everyday for some grooming whether they needed to be trimmed or not. This everyday grooming gave the dogs a lot of personal contact. The show season was very different then with very few shows being held during July or August. Johnny nearly always did not show during these two months. This afforded him time to go to Scotland

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and England for an extensive stay. When he was getting close to retiring from handling and was just handling for Mr. & Mrs. Stalter he would spend most of the summer on the other side of the pond. For several summers all of the dogs were moved to the nearby kennel of the Stalters. I would be enlisted to spend my summer vacation living at the kennel and preparing the Scotties for the Fall show season. The Stalters kept quite a large breeding kennel and by now Dachshunds had been added to the kennel. While on these trips to England occasionally some dogs would return with Johnny. Mostly Scotties, but on occasion other breeds. Around 1960, Johnny bought the famous Sealy, Ch. St. Margaret Steve, for the Pool Forge kennels of Dorothy and Bill Weimer. Because of his commitments to the

From the book, “Great Show Dogs of America,” by Irene Castle Khatoonian

Scotties, Johnny told the Weimers to have Al Ayers campaign the Sealy. When Johnny first started handling he was very lucky to have many great mentors. The legendary Percy Roberts took a great liking to Johnny and ingrained a lot of good philosophy into him. One day when Johnny came storming out of the ring after losing to an inferior dog, Percy had words of wisdom for him. He said, “Johnny you do not have to take the dog home that beat you, you can still take home your dog.” Another thing that Percy instilled into Johnny was that at the end of the year a good dog will always get his fair share of wins. Like a lot of stockmen they had an old saying – “You sell from the table and buy from the ground.”

Johnny was just one example of the kind of handlers of the period. Many of the handlers came from a family of stockmen. Probably Johnny’s best friend in dogs was Len Brumby. Len also came from a large dog family. His father, Leonard Brumby, Sr., went Best at the first Montgomery County in 1929 and up until 1942 when the show stopped for the war years, a Brumby captured Best at Montgomery five times in a 14 year period. Leonard senior handled the legendary Smooth, Ch. Nornay Saddler. His brother, Frank Brumby, handled the Scottie, Ch. Flornell Soundman, to Best in 1934. Soundman carried the kennel name of Percy Roberts, who won Best at Montgomery in 1930 and also in 1937, both times with Airedales. Frank Brumby also had a son, Bob, who was a very successful handler and his grandchildren were also breeders. Leonard Sr. founded the Professional Handlers Association, Junior Handling and the Westbury Kennel Club, which was known for so many years as the “Show of Distinction”. Leonard Jr. went on to work for AKC when he gave CoNtiNueD oN page 90

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It’s Still All in the Family SONNY “

GCh. Belgar’s Desert Sand

First Miniature Schnauzer to achieve the GOLD award Best of Breed & Group First Arapahoe Kennel Club September 24 Best of Breed & Group Second Arapahoe Kennel Club September 25 Winner of the Breeders Showcase with his daughter, GCh. Belgar’s Desert Rose

“Rosie”

GCh. Belgar’s Desert Rose

Rosie is the FIRST Miniature Schnauzer Bitch to win a Group First in 2011. Thank you to Judge Mrs. Kathleen Grosso and to Jordan Olivera for showing Rosie

“Sonny”

Best of Breed and daughter

“Breeze”

Winners Bitch, Best of Winners

Belgar’s Desert Breeze

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Adam GCh. RipSnortin Avalons Adam In just four months: Best of Breed 25 times 14 Group Placements Grand Championship achieved in Three weeks.

Our sincerest gratitude to these Judges who have Honored Adam with 14 Group Placements: Mrs. Sari Brewster-Tietjen, Mrs. Nancy Smith-Hafner, Miss Virginia Lyne, Mr. Don Rogers, Mrs. Theresa Maria Gallo, Mr. Jon R. Cole, Mr. Raymond Fillburn, Jr, Mr. Richard V. Miller, Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. Peggy Carr, Mr. Timothy S. Robbins and Mr. James G. Reynolds. Our deepest appreciation goes to his loving handler, Dianna Thompson. Adam’s special bond with her and joy in the show ring is a pleasure to behold!

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up handling. Frank Brumby went on to judging. Johnny traveled to shows when it was a team effort as so many handlers worked and traveled together. In those days top winning dogs were not flown all over the country. In 1964 Johnny tied for the most Bests with him showing “Fanfare” and Bob Forsyth showing the Whippet, Ch. Courtenay Fleetwood of Pennywork. These two Westminster winners each had only 21 Bests that year. But they campaigned week after week together going to the closest shows to home. By the late 60’s Johnny retired from handling and went into judging. Because of his close association with Len Brumby it made the approval process go quite quickly. Al Dick was also President of AKC and was very

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helpful to Johnny. Al had a Scottie and often when he brought it for Johnny to trim he would personally bring applications for Johnny to sign. A lot of the paperwork was filled out by the secretary Al had at the time. Because of some of these shortcuts, Johnny was able to become an all-rounder in about a year and a half – much different than today. In the mid-seventies Johnny suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly. It was a very difficult time for me as I was much closer to Johnny than I was to my father, Harry. That very same week we also lost the legendary Alva Rosenberg. Because of Johnny I got to know so many of the greats of the sport. While spending many weekends at

From the book, “Great Show Dogs of America,” by Irene Castle Khatoonian

the kennel there were so many top breeders just within walking distance. The Borzoi kennels of the Tamboer family were practically across the street. Bob and Jean Hetherington lived right up the road and I got to study Bulldogs in depth while even living with them for a short stint. Another neighbor was Sam Draper and this led me to living and breeding Chows together for so many years.

Many top Scottie breeders got their first Scottie from Johnny. He was always willing to sell newcomers a good foundation bitch and helped to guide them in their breeding programs. One of his earlier clients and close friends was Carol Harris of “Bo-Bett” fame. Carol started with Scotties long, long before Whippets and Italian Greyhounds came into the picture. I have known Carol my entire life and there is never a time that our paths cross that she does not bring up old stories about the Murphy brothers. The families like the Murphy’s, the Brumby’s and the Ward’s have all died out, but people like Carol are still continuing the tradition they grew up with – hopefully for many years to come.

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The winners were: First Place:

(Team Handicapped with a score of 63)

Bill Pace Lloyd Allen Richard Smith second Place:

(Team Sandbaggers with a score of 67)

Dick Carlton Patty Pace Sue Doeroh Third Place:

(Team 19th Hole with a score of 67)

Greg Myers Brian Clegg Julie Wand Putting Contest winners: Team Sandbaggers

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FEW AUTHORITIES ARE AROUND ON “CHARLIES” THESE DAYS. MAKING THIS WIN VERY SPECIAL. JUDGE MR. THOMAS KILCULLEN’S CHOICE: DANAHO’S GRAND DESIGN

Breeder: Dana Hopkins Owner: I. Cary Handler: Allen Chambers

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Cragsmoor Kennels, reg.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our newest litter of Skye Terriers. The dam is Ch. Cragsmoor Adele Goodwoman, the Number One Skye Terrier bitch* in 2008 bred to the frozen semen of our two late stud dogs, her Grandsire, International, Finnish, Danish, Swiss, World and American Ch. Finnsky Oliver (Willie) winner of the World Dog Show and Westminster Kennel Club Terrier Groups and Oliver’s son and her uncle, Finnish & American Ch. Finnsky Xcalibur (Walter). *Number four overall, the Dog News Top Ten List - All Breed

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The breeding resulted in six puppies, four males and two females, five sired by Willie Cragsmoor Good Fellow Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie Cragsmoor Mr. Good Stuff Cragsmoor Oh So Good Cragsmoor Good girls Don’t And one male sired by Walter Cragsmoor Mr. Goodbar

Breeder and Owners Eugene Z. Zaphiris Matthew H. Stander Cragsmoor Kennels, Reg. Oyster Bay Cove, New York

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he members of the Montgomery County Kennel Club are honoring their former president of twenty-five years, WALTER GOODMAN, at this weekend’s show. It is questionable if the current president BRUCE SCHWARTZ will be able to attend the show, as his mother, the popular and entertaining LIL SCHWARTZ, is in hospital and has had several set backs as she recovers from recent major surgery. Notre Dame’s favorite son, BUD MCGIVERN, and his wonderful wife, DIANE (who we never see enough of ), celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by 75 friends and family members. KAROLYNNE MCATEER is flying off to Melbourne, Australia to judge the 50th anniversary specialties of the three setter breeds. CATHI DIGIACOMO is back home following a judging assignment in Belgium. While I did wish DAMARA BOLTE a happy birthday last week, I didn’t realize it was her 80th…well done. DAVID & ANNE BOLUS, along with some family members, holidayed in France at a villa in Provence. Those Dachshund boys, JOHN HART & CHARLES BARIS, are traveling again…this time to Prague and Vienna topped off by a cruise in the Black Sea. CHARLES reminded us that SANDY GREY, daughter of the late DEE & BRUCE HUTCHINSON, will be judging the sweepstakes at the next Knickerbocker Dachshund Club specialty in February. Retired dog show photographer DON PETRULIS has passed away at his Gransbury, Texas home following a long battle with cancer. DON, along with his wife, NANCY, retired after a career that spanned 38 years. He started in German Shepherds and showed them in both

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obedience and conformation. All of us at DOG NEWS send NANCY our deepest sympathies. She can be reached at 2909 Pathfinder Court, Granbury, Texas 76048. HELEN SEDAR FUNK has passed away at the age of 96. HELEN started working for WILSON BOW DOG SHOW SUPERINTENDENT at the age of 17 and then for the merged companies that formed of MOSS BOW FOLEY or as we know it, MBF. She was married to the late all breed handler JACK FUNK and remained in the mid west for the remainder of her life. She was active in many local clubs like Fox River Valley and the Chain O’Lakes Kennel Clubs. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wanting more information can contact JUDY COOPER at 227 Kelsey Road, Barrington, Illinois 60010 or tipnchip1948@aol.com. GEERT FRANK, the husband of LESLIE FRANK, passed away on September 27th. He was a former pilot for Delta Airlines. The FRANKS bred Australian Shepherds under the Propwash prefix. Happy anniversary to HILDA & JOHN BRADSHAW. BIRTHDAYING… JACKIE GOTTLIEB, PAT BERESFORD, BARBARA RUPPERT, CHERYL ROBBINS, ROBIN NOVACK, BILL BUSCH, LINDA SPRINGTHORPE, DENNY MOUNCE, BARBARA HECKERMAN, BARBARA CASSIDY, REBECCA LYCAN, ARLENE BUTTERKLEE, MICHELLE SANTANA, KAREN MAMMANO, AMANDA CONNEN, CINDY HUCKFELDT, CAROL CARLSON, GERARD THOMPSON, ANDREW GREEN, PHOEBE BOOTH, LESLIE SIMIS, EDDIE BOYES, AMELIA MUSSER, DICK MEEN and SUZANNE READMOND.


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Goodspice Pride of the Yankees CDX RAE OA ASJ OF (“Cooper”), Conny Henry’s Sealyham Terrier, taught her to enjoy a terrier’s sense of humor and laugh with them.

can’t make a terrier do anything it really doesn’t want to do. The key is to make things interesting enough that they want to do it.” “Terriers have to see that there is something in it for them in any dog activity,” said Jeri Bernard, who owns several multi-titled Bedlington Terriers. “They can be very versatile dogs if given a chance as they have great inquisitive minds and seem to take to any challenge you might give them.” “They have to love what they’re doing so you have to make sure you are giving them lots of positive reinforcement and that training sessions are short with high energy. You always need to stop when they are still wanting to do more. And, you can’t get discouraged when they act like a terrier. My very first performance terrier was a very stubborn Bedlington Terrier. Hunter (Ch MACH 8 Serendipity’s Heartbreaker ME OF CGC) did what he wanted when he wanted. He had all the control and I was frustrated and defeated. But, after a few classes and a wonderful seminar, I discovered I needed to be more exciting than the sniff on the ground or the heat of the day. So, the first thing I did was stop being a food dispenser, treating for no reason and I found a highly valued treat which in his case was liverwurst that leveled the playing field. It changed a no-drive, what-can-you-do-for-me terrier into a master earthdog, a conformation champion and the very first Bedlington to become a master agility champion,” said Melody Guiver Steelman. “You need to know what motivates them whether it is food, praise or toys. Over the years I have come to understand more and more that a dog needs to enjoy what it is doing in order to be successful and it is easier for a dog to enjoy what it is doing if it is successful. So, I do everything I can to ensure that my dog is confident and understands what I expect of him before we actually compete. Today’s training methods, with their emphasis on positive reinforcement and a better 110 Dog News

“Hunter” (Ch MACH 8 Serendipity’s Heartbreaker ME OF CGC), Melody Guiver Steelman’s Bedlington Terrier was a “no-drive, what-in-it-for-me” terrier until classes and a great seminar taught Steelman that she needed to be more exciting than the sniff on the ground or the heat of the day.

understanding of how dogs think seems to work very well with terriers and other breeds that weren’t traditionally considered to be good performance dogs,” said Lisa Frankland, whose current Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch Kerigolf’s Loaded for Bear CDX MX MXJ HCT-s is about to receive the Gold Tier Award from the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club for earning titles in four different disciplines, conformation, Three of Joni Connor’s Welsh Terriers, Ch Brynmawr Denbigh’s Duce is obedience, agility and Wild MX MXJ EF JE RA (“Duce”), Ch Denbigh’s Handsome Prince Gwillym herding. RN SE (“Willie”) and Nemeshazi Fantom Felicia AXJ MX RA (“Denbigh”), “You have to get get the idea that there’s something really interesting down in that tunnel. over your dismay because you’ve been temperaments which makes them a very humiliated and made dependable teammate,” said Steelman. “They a fool of yourself in front of all those have a very athletic and flexible body which Golden Retriever and Border Collie teams. enables them to turn on a dime in the agility That’s just a fact of life with terriers but ring with speed and accuracy as well as you will succeed. You also have to make negotiating the tunnels in earthdog events.” training fun. Terriers have a great sense “Terriers are smart as a whip and they of humor and you might as well use that absolutely love to learn. It seems as though to your advantage. Laugh with them. the more you teach them, the more they want Finally become ‘Rewards R Us.’ I have to know. Being involved in a lot of different four ‘value’ levels: ‘High’ is for learning activities makes them better at all of them. The skills and that results in garlic bologna or a only obstacle to being active in several different seriously prized toy; ‘regular’ for every day things is how much time you are willing to work and here string cheese works really devote to those activities not that the dog can’t well; ‘trial-day-only’ for after-ring-time handle the challenges of doing different things rewards and this means chicken, steak, at the same time,” said Henry. lamb or meatloaf; finally ‘low value’ for “Most terriers are intelligent and have a the times when you want them to work high energy level,” said Frankland. “This makes but you’d rather they weren’t so over-thetraining more of a necessity than an option. top intense and here I provide things like You have to keep in mind what the breed kibble, cucumbers and grape tomatoes for was developed to do as that will determine rewards,” said Conny Henry, who has a how you will need to approach training and multi-titled Sealyham Terrier, Goodspice what challenges you may encounter. Kerry Pride of the Yankees CDX RAE OA ASJ OF Blue Terriers were all-purpose working farm (“Cooper.”) dogs and their jobs included herding and Terriers are capable of a wide range retrieving upland game. This means that of performance activities for a number CoNtiNueD oN page 112 of reasons. “Terriers have solid, sound


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“Booker,” Ch. Patmore Steel Blue Brocaire MXJ AX OF NAP OJP CD RAE2 CGC TT TD ME EE), Jeri Bernard’s Bedlington Terrier, has both the AKC’s master earthdog and endurance earthdog titles.

unlike many of the smaller terriers that were used primarily as vermin hunters, Kerries were selected to work closely with their masters in a variety of tasks and to take directions from them so their temperament and trainability, in many ways, resembles more closely that of the herding and sporting dogs than many of the other breeds in the terrier group. That is not to say that they are not terriers as they were also used for

Irish Terrier bart - “Desmond” (OTCH Kinsale Life Goes On (VCD2) UDX2 OM5 RE TD MX MXJ XF), one of Pam Bartholomew’s Irish Terriers, helped teach her that on their good days terriers can be awesome and on a bad day, they can manage to fail almost every exercise or test. In order to preserve your sanity as a performance terrier handler, she said it is important to simply accept that the dogs are doing the best they can on a particular day and love them anyway.

Jumping in agility is not much different than jumping in obedience. Certainly there are differences that need to be clarified for the dog before you participate in different performance events but that is really just a matter of fine tuning. My Airedales have gone from agility to obedience to rally to the conformation ring to the field in the course of an extended weekend. The dogs have done just fine with all the changes but it made

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me crazy so I’ve learned to narrow our focus a bit.” “The biggest problem I have had to deal with is that my Irish Terriers will occasionally ‘spontaneously combust’ in the obedience ring and even sometimes in agility. I finally figured out that I needed to relax and not get flustered or nervous in the ring so I have had to learn to relax my body posture and have a calm demeanor when we’re in the ring and that has helped the dogs do much better. The Irish Terriers are much less independent than the Welsh and I am really having to learn how to keep my young Welsh guessing and playing while we’re training so he is much less likely to develop his own agenda. I have had two Irish earn their OTCH and they both fell apart totally if they thought I was upset with them. I’ve learned that on a good day, they are awesome and on a bad day, they can manage to fail almost every exercise or be completely unable to find a

weave entrance. I just accept that they are doing the best they can on that particular day and love them anyway,” said Bartholomew. “My dogs have never had any problem with earthdog work or lure coursing,” Bernard said. “But we have had some real difficulties in the companion events of agility, obedience and rally. Even though I do obedience at the absolute bottom level, they showed me that they were not the least bit interested or happy. So, I switched to rally where they seemed to like the fact that I am able to talk to them on the course and they have responded much better to this sport. The same is true for agility plus agility has the speed that makes them happier and more at ease.” “I try to recognize and maximize the dog’s natural likes and dislikes,” said Connor. “Some dogs like agility best while others are just dynamite earthdogs or absolutely adore lure coursing. I try to incorporate the activities they like best in their overall training. One of the problems I encounter with training a dog at the lower levels for performance events is the distraction caused by a squirrel, a rabbit, other dogs or other activities near the ring area. Nothing gets past these guys. You have to take advantage of the terrier’s fierce loyalty and intelligent problem-solving along with their strong prey drive because these characteristics make things like racing, lure coursing, earthdog work, tracking and agility fall right within the things they like the best. Chasing critters, tracking them down and taking care of business is always great fun for terriers.”


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Letters To The Editor

LATE ANSWER TO 9.20.11 QUESTION OF THE WEEK The Delegate Committees have petitioned the Board to reverse its decision to no longer have AKC Staff Members attend their meetings and do research work for them. To reduce the costs of these services AKC provides to these Committees the Delegates have agreed to reduce their “fees” for working on these committees by $50 each-from $200 each person, each meeting to $150 each person each meeting. The QUESTION is: Do you think AKC is obligated to provide these kinds of Staff services to the Delegates for their Committees?

Ken Marden My computer was down for almost a week ...I would have answered in a heartbeat... I think it is absolutely imperative to have the staff members who are liaisons to the Delegate committees attend these meetings. While I can’t speak for all Delegate Committes, as former Board liaison to both the Field Trial and Hunting Test Committee and the Herding,Earthdog and Coursing Committee, I can tell you that having VP of Performance Events Doug Ljungren present was essential to their functioning. Doug could answer all questions on the spot and was excellent at keeping the committee members focused on the important agenda items throughout the 2 1/2 hour session. Delegates who are not on the committee are permitted to observe and one of these observers came up to me following the March Field Trial Committee meeting and said “Wow! That committee really gets things done!” The investigation of the Mean Seeds problem and the funding of research to support it were initiated by this committee. The search for national field trial grounds and the funding of its maintenance is a project of this committee. Staff and Board Liaisons are actually partners who together can keep discussions on track and focused on real problems or projects. And the Staff Liaison can provide the committee with the best idea of how likely a particular recommendation will be approved by AKC Management or the AKC Board. WOW, THANKS, AND FAULKNER’S COMIC RELIEF irst and foremost, your new glossy pages are a class act, over the top, first class, top drawer..... you get the picture...Wow. Thank you for such a great lay out for Clackamas Kennel Club. It was truely a lovely spread that really captured our “Norman Rockwell” setting. And, with all the nail biting over the Realignment, New Judges Approval Process, worry over declining entries (seems as if things may be taking a turn for the better) and Mother Nature playing havoc with our shows, what a welcome relief or should I say Comic Relief we enjoy when reading Michael Faulkner’s articles. Please keep them coming! Christie Smith King City, OR

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concerns regarding the composition and function of the proposed Judges Review Committee, the shortage of field reps, the reliance on handlers, exhibitors and others for input during an observation report, limiting ringside mentoring to national or regional specialties, the amount of subjectivity in the evaluation process, a $25 processing fee simply to score a standardized test (about 2-3 minutes), the contradiction between limiting most to 1/2 group and inviting some to apply for a full group, having to pass an AKC breed test for one’s institute or seminars to count and adding to the foreign judge exempt list. We hope to be afforded the time and opportunity to pursue these and other issues with the AKC. In the meantime, you should study the proposal carefully and provide the AKC Board with your thoughts. October 5th has been announced as the deadline for comments. We will ask for the proposal to be tabled so that the many issues that have been raised, including the above topics, can be fully discussed. From: ADSJ Board of Directors

SHOW REGULATIONS AMENDED TO INCLUDE VETERINARY CHECKS FOR HIGH PROFILE BREEDS he General Committee of the Kennel Club has approved changes to the Show Regulations to incorporate the forthcoming introduction of veterinary checks for high profile breeds winning top awards at Championship dog shows. These changes are required as a result of the decision, announced in January this year, that all dogs of the fifteen high profile breeds which win Best of Breed at Crufts 2012 and all subsequent General and Group Championship Shows after that, will need to be given a clean bill of health by the show veterinary surgeon before their Best of Breed awards are confirmed and before they are allowed to continue to compete at the show. The K Regulations have also been amended to state that before a Champion title can be confirmed for any dog or bitch within these breeds, the dog will have to undergo a successful veterinary examination at a Group or General Championship Show. The changes to the regulations are given below.It is important for judges in particular, to note the alteration to the Best of Breed award criteria which is effective for all breeds not just for high profile breeds.Previously judges were required to always declare a best of breed, however this is now discretionary. This particular change is as a result of discussions held with judges during the Non Sporting Group Judges’ meeting held in February this year.The Regulations have been altered to allow judges, if they so wish, not to declare a best of breed if for any reason the dogs before them are suffering from any visible condition which adversely affects their health or welfare. [F(1)21n refers] A list of the current high profile breeds can be found on the Kennel Club website at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/3951.

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Amendments and additions to Regulations F(1)7.b.; F(1)17.; F(1)27.; K2.a. and K2.b. F(1)7. Awards F(1)7.b. Best of Breed. Where a breed is separately classified a Best of Breed may be declared but only from those dogs which have received a first prize in a breed class at the show. Where separate classes are provided for each sex of a breed a Best of each Sex must be declared. F(1)17. Exhibition of Dogs F(1)17. - Add new sub-paragraph j.: Before confirmation of a Best of Breed/Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified award and where appropriate a Champion award, for breeds designated by the Kennel Club as a High Profile Breed, exhibitors are required to

present their dogs for examination to a General & Group Championship Show Veterinary Surgeon. The result of the examinationshall be final. F(1)27 Best in Show F(1)27. Definition of a High Profile Breed. A breed from time to time designated by the General Committee as requiring particular monitoring by reason of visible condition(s) which may cause health or welfare concerns. The list of designated High Profile Breeds is kept under regular review and is published from time to time in the Kennel Gazette. a. Best of Breed. Where a breed is separately classified a Best of Breed may be declared but only from those dogs which have received a first prize in a breed class at the show. Where separate classes are provided for each sex of a breed a Best of each Sex must be declared. NOTE: The Best of Breed/Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified award relevant to a High Profile Breed will not be confirmed until the dog has passed anexamination by the General and Group Championship Show Veterinary Surgeon. F(1)27.b.(1) Best in Group (1) Best of Group Best of Group and subsequent Group placings must be selected from:(a) The Best of Breed winners in each Group provided that they are unbeaten winning dogs. (b) The best unbeaten winning dog from the Any Variety Not Separately Classified classes in each Group or on each day. NOTE: The dog declared Best of Breed/Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified from a breed designated by the Kennel Club as a High Profile Breed is not eligible to compete in the Group competition unless it has passed an examination by the Show’s Veterinary Surgeon. If the dog fails to pass the examination it is ineligible to compete in the relevant Group. K2. Championship Qualifications K2.a. and K2.b. - Add new sub-paragraph: Any dog from a breed designated by the Kennel Club as a High Profile Breed will not have its title of Champion confirmed until the dog has passed an examination by a General or Group Championship Show Veterinary Surgeon. The result of the examinationshall be final. [Additions and amendments underlined] Effective date: 1 March 2012. General and Group Championship Show Societies Specimen schedules: The specimen schedules for General and Group Championship Shows have been altered to include the new Best of Breed, Best in Show and Best in Group regulations and can be found on the Kennel Club’s website at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/277.These new regulations should be included in all schedules for all General and Group Championship Shows held after 1st March 2012. Consultation meetings: Several meetings have been held during this year with General and Group Championship Show Veterinary Surgeons to take them through their responsibilities and a further meeting will be held on 13th December at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park for General and Group Championship Show Society representatives.The aim of the meeting is to talk through this new procedure and to discuss ways in which these checks can be successfully carried out with minimal disruption to the overall running of championship shows. Once this meeting has been held, the Kennel Club will then produce comprehensive guidance notes for exhibitors, judges and show officials. Laura Quickfall London, England


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Dog Show Calendar NOVEMBER 2 - WEDNESDAY IN Fort Wayne (I) NORTHEASTERN INDIANA KENNEL CLUB, INC. (S) Allen County Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc., SUPT FEE: $26.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Dr. K. Anselm SPORTING Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn Mrs. A. Katona: Pntr-GS, Span-Fld, Span-Irw, Span-Suss, Span-Wel Spr, Spin Ital, Vizs, Weim, Wirehair Ptg Grif Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. J. P. Anselm Mrs. J. P. Anselm: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. J. P. Anselm Mrs. A. Katona: Dobe J. G. Reynolds: Kuv, Sam Dr. K. Anselm: Kom, Leonberger, Mast, Nepltn Mastiff, Newf, Portuguese, Rottw, St Bern, Sib Hky, Std Schn, Tibtn Mastiff Mrs. J. P. Anselm: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. E. H. Haas Mr. E. H. Haas: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. A. Katona Mr. E. H. Haas: Toy Manch, Pug Mrs. P. J. Haas: Chihua, Malt, Min Pin, Shih Tzu, Pood Toy, Silky, Yorks J. G. Reynolds: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. A. Katona Mr. E. H. Haas: Lhasa Mrs. P. J. Haas: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: J. G. Reynolds J. G. Reynolds: AustrlShep, Pulik Dr. K. Anselm: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. P. J. Haas Mrs. P. J. Haas: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. E. H. Haas SWEEPS PUPPY: Pntr-GS Connie James SWEEPS VETERANS: Pntr-GS Connie James NOVEMBER 3 - THURSDAY IN Fort Wayne (I) LA PORTE COUNTY KENNEL CLUB (S) Allen County Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc., SUPT FEE: $26.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW J. G. Reynolds SPORTING Group: Mr. D. A. Johnson Mrs. A. Katona: Span-Eng Spr Mr. R. Gschwender: Brit, Pntr-GS J. G. Reynolds: Ret-Flat, Ret-Gold Mr. D. A. Johnson: Pointer, Pntr-GW, Ret-Lab, Ret-Nova Scotia T, All Setters, Set-Irsh Rd&Wh Dr. K. Anselm: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. D. A. Johnson Dr. K. Anselm: Afghan, Dach, Ir Wolf Mr. D. A. Johnson: Amer English Coon, Ibizan, RhoRidge, Whip Mrs. A. Katona: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Dr. K. Anselm Mr. J. M. Watson: Kom Dr. K. Anselm: Akita, Alas Mal, AnatolShep, Blk Russn Terrier, Bullm, Dogue de Brdx Mr. R. Gschwender: Berns Mtn, Boxer, Cane Corso, Grm Pinscher, Giant Schn, Grt Dane, Grt Pyr, Gtr Swiss Mtn Mrs. J. P. Anselm: Balance of Working Breeds 118 Dog News

TERRIER Group: Mrs. P. J. Haas Mrs. P. J. Haas: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn Mrs. P. J. Haas: Pug Ms. M. A. Miller: Pood Toy Mrs. A. Katona: Shih Tzu, Silky, Toy Fox Terrier, Yorks Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Ms. M. A. Miller Mrs. P. J. Haas: Lhasa Ms. M. A. Miller: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Dr. K. Anselm Mr. R. Gschwender: Beauceron, Pulik Mrs. A. Katona: AustrlShep, Card-WC, Pemb-WC J. G. Reynolds: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. A. Katona Mrs. A. Katona: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Ms. M. A. Miller SWEEPS PUPPY: Kom Douglas A Johnson SWEEPS VETERANS: Pntr-GS Nancy Moore SWEEPS PUPPY: Pntr-GS Nancy Moore TN Knoxville* (I/O) OAK RIDGE KENNEL CLUB Chilhowee Park 3301 E. Magnolia Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $29.00-1st/ $22.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. K. H. Delaney SPORTING Group: Mrs. M. L. Billings J. Hoke: Pointer Mrs. M. L. Billings: Brit, Ret-Nova Scotia T, Set-Eng, Set-Gord, SetIrsh Rd&Wh, Span-AmW, Span-Boykin, Span-Fld, Span-Irw, SpanWel Spr, Vizs, Wirehair Ptg Grif Mr. J. S. Martin: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. M. L. Billings Mrs. M. L. Billings: Afghan, Amer English Coon, Am Fox, Basenji, Basset, Bgle, B & T Coonhnd, Bluetick Coon, Dach, Whip Mrs. J. E. Geshwiler: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. C. Bell J. Hoke: Grt Dane Mrs. C. Bell: AnatolShep, Cane Corso, Dobe, Gtr Swiss Mtn, Kom, Leonberger Mr. C. L. Olvis: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. J. J. Ham Mr. J. S. Martin: Manch Ter Mr. J. J. Ham: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Ms. E. Muthard Mr. J. S. Martin: Toy Manch J. Hoke: Cav KC Spans, Chin Cr, Malt, Peke, Pom, Yorks Ms. E. Muthard: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Ms. E. Muthard Mr. C. L. Olvis: Pood, Schip Ms. E. Muthard: Bichon, Bulldog, Fr Bull Mr. J. J. Ham: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mr. C. L. Olvis Mrs. J. E. Geshwiler: Austrl Cat Dg, Beard Coll, Brdr Coll, Bouv, Briard, OES Mr. C. L. Olvis: Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv, Coll, Pol Low Shp, Pulik, Pyre Shep, Shetld, Swed Vallhund Mrs. M. L. Billings: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Ms. E. Muthard Ms. E. Muthard: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES R. Hornfisher: Nov A, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Versatility Mr. K. H. Delaney: Nov B, Util A, Util B To Be Assigned: Pre-Novice, Nov Wildc, Opn Wildc, Utl Wildc CoNtiNueD oN page 120


MID-OHIO NOVEMBER CLUSTER NOVEMBER 17, 18, 19, 20 H H H 258 MAJORS AWARDED LAST YEAR H H H H H H 7858 TOTAL ENTRIES H H H 4 SHOWS - 1 SITE

COLUMBUS, OHIO

OHIO STATE FAIRGROUNDS I-71 and 17th AVENUE November 17, Thursday

SanDuSKy Kennel Club Show Chair Rhonda Davis (419) 423-3337 rmdlad@att.net

OVER $3,0 00 CASH F OR BEST IN S HOWS AND GROU P PLACEM ENTS

November 18, Friday

Dayton Kennel Club Show Chair Neil McDevitt (937) 371-8249 nmcdevitt1@woh.rr.com

November 19, Saturday

lima Kennel Club Show Chair Ellie Fetter (419) 221-0523 rfetter@woh.rr.com

INGS W A R D D ARMBAN $800 TOTAL AY EVERY D ARDS C S A G N I

November 20, Sunday

Central ohio Kennel Club Show Chair Victoria M. Jordan centralohiokennelclub.com k9judgevicki@gmail.com

SPECIALTIES - Afghan Hounds (Sweepstakes), Dachshunds, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers (Regional Specialty & Sweepstakes), Miniature Schnauzers (Sweepstakes) SUPPORTED ENTRIES - Golden Retrievers, Weimaraners, Borzoi (Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes), Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Samoyeds, Keeshonden, Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs

NO OBEDIENCE THIS CLUSTER

CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2011 SUPERINTENDENT MB-F, INC., P.O. BOX 22107, GREENSBORO, NC 27420 Dog News 119


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VA Virginia Beach (I) TIDEWATER KENNEL CLUB OF VIRGINIA, INC. Virginia Beach Convention Ctr 1000 19th St. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $30.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. K. E. Berg SPORTING Group: Mrs. E. E. Berg Mrs. W. G. Willhauck: All Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. G. K. Newton K. Mounts: Ir Wolf Mr. D. S. Pfeil: Afghan, Whip Mrs. E. E. Berg: Borz, Greyhnd, Pharaoh, ScotDeer Mr. G. K. Newton: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. W. G. Willhauck K. Mounts: Dobe, Grm Pinscher Mr. G. K. Newton: AnatolShep, Berns Mtn, Blk Russn Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogue de Brdx, Gtr Swiss Mtn, Kuv, Leonberger, Nepltn Mastiff, Std Schn Mrs. E. E. Berg: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Ms. M. J. Underwood Ms. M. J. Underwood: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Ms. M. J. Underwood Mrs. E. E. Berg: I Greyhnd Mr. K. E. Berg: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. E. E. Berg Mrs. E. E. Berg: Am Esk Dog, Bulldog, Shar-Pei, Chow, Dalm, Kees Ms. M. J. Underwood: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mr. G. K. Newton B. Llewellyn: Coll, Shetld Mr. G. K. Newton: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. W. G. Willhauck Mrs. W. G. Willhauck: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. D. S. Pfeil NOVEMBER 4 - FRIDAY IN Fort Wayne (I) STURGIS KENNEL CLUB Allen County Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc., SUPT Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. H. Clark SPORTING Group: J. G. Reynolds J. G. Reynolds: Ret-Curl Mrs. A. Katona: Ret-Flat, Span-Boykin Mr. F. T. Sabella: Brit, Pntr-GW, Ret-Ches, Ret-Gold, Ret-Lab, SpanCkr Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Span-Fld, Span-Irw, Span-Suss, Span-Wel Spr, Spin Ital, Vizs, Weim, Wirehair Ptg Grif Mr. H. Clark: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. F. T. Sabella Mrs. H. Clark: Dach, Eng Fox, Greyhnd, Harr J. G. Reynolds: Pharaoh, RhoRidge, Saluki, ScotDeer, Whip Mr. H. Clark: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: J. G. Reynolds Mrs. A. Katona: Portuguese, Rottw Mr. R. Gschwender: Dobe, Dogue de Brdx, Kom, Kuv, Leonberger, Mast, Nepltn Mastiff, Newf, Sam, Std Schn, Tibtn Mastiff J. G. Reynolds: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn J. G. Reynolds: Border Mrs. H. Clark: Bull Ter, Soft Coated Mr. F. T. Sabella: Austr, Cesky Terrier, Scotti, Sealym, Skye, Staf Bull, Welsh Ter, Wst Highlnd Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Ms. A. A. Czech Mrs. A. Katona: Pood Toy Mrs. H. Clark: Affenp, Bruss Grif, Cav KC Spans, Chihua, Chin Cr, 120 Dog News

Eng Toy Sp, Pap Ms. A. A. Czech: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. H. Clark Ms. A. A. Czech: Fr Bull, Tib Span, Tib Ter, Xoloitzcuintli Mrs. A. Katona: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. D. L. Gschwender Mrs. D. L. Gschwender: All Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn Mrs. A. D. Hearn: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. R. Gschwender MO Joplin* (I) CHIHUAHUA CLUB OF OKLAHOMA (S) Holiday Inn Convention Center & Hotel 3615 Range Line Rd. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., SUPT FEE: $25.00-1st/ $18.00-2nd Mr. M. E. Hurd: Breed Mrs. A. Inman: Jr. Showmanship Mrs. M. A. West: Obedience SWEEPS PUPPY: Chihua (Long) Anne Wylie SWEEPS PUPPY: Chihua (Smooth) Anne Wylie TN Knoxville* (I/O) TENNESSEE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB Chilhowee Park 3301 E. Magnolia Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $29.00-1st/ $22.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Ms. E. Muthard SPORTING Group: Mr. C. L. Olvis Mr. W. J. Sommerfelt: Set-Gord Mrs. M. L. Billings: Ret-Ches, Ret-Flat Mr. R. Stein: Set-Eng, Set-Irsh Dr. A. C. Santos, M.D.: Ret-Gold, Span-Ckr, Span-Eng Ckr, SpanEng Spr Mr. C. L. Olvis: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. C. L. Olvis Ms. E. Muthard: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mr. R. Stein Ms. E. Muthard: Blk Russn Terrier, Bullm Mr. R. Stein: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. M. L. Billings Mr. J. L. Hobart: Airdle, Kerry Mrs. M. L. Billings: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mr. R. Stein Mr. K. H. Delaney: Hava, Eng Toy Sp, Malt, Pap, Toy Manch, Peke, Pom, Pug, Pood Toy, Yorks Mrs. M. L. Billings: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. K. H. Delaney L. Shrout: Bulldog Mr. R. Stein: Fr Bull Ms. E. Muthard: Shar-Pei, Chow, Fin Spitz Mr. C. L. Olvis: Am Esk Dog, Bichon, Boston, Dalm Mr. K. H. Delaney: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mr. R. Stein Mr. J. S. Presley: Coll Mr. R. Stein: Beauceron, Bel Mal, Bel Terv, Swed Vallhund Mr. C. L. Olvis: Canaan, Fin Laph, Icelandic Shpdg, Nor Buhund Mr. D. L. Anthony: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. C. L. Olvis Mr. C. L. Olvis: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. J. J. Ham: Nov A, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Versatility To Be Assigned: Nov B, Util A, Util B, Pre-Novice, Nov Wildc, Opn Wildc, Utl Wildc CoNtiNueD oN page 122


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NOVEMBER 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2011

Talbot Kennel Club

Wednesday and Thursday November 9 and 10, 2011

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Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12, 2011

Mispillion Kennel Club

Sunday November 13, 2011

ENJOY FIVE DAYS of Dog Shows ONE AWESOME site on the Beautiful Eastern Shore in Salisbury, Maryland Wicomico Youth & Civic Center CLOSE TO THE BEACH! Friday Supported Entries Silky Terrier Club of America Saturday Specialty Show Weimaraner Club of the Washington DC Area

Saturday Supported Entries Sunday Supported Entries Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club Weimaraner Club of Washington DC Area Conestoga Vizsla Club Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club, Inc. American Bloodhound Club Airedale Terrier Club of Portuguese Water Dog Club of America Greater Philadelphia Silky Terrier Club of America Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc.

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ENTRIES CLOSE OCT.26, 2011 Dog News 121


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VA Virginia Beach (I) TIDEWATER KENNEL CLUB OF VIRGINIA, INC. Virginia Beach Convention Ctr 1000 19th St. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $30.00-1st/ $25.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Ms. M. J. Underwood SPORTING Group: Mrs. W. G. Willhauck E. Sweigart: Ret-Ches, Ret-Gold Mrs. E. E. Berg: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: L. V. Williams R. Casey: Borz L. V. Williams: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. E. E. Berg Mr. K. E. Berg: Leonberger C. McLean: Portuguese E. Sweigart: Sam Mrs. E. E. Berg: Dogue de Brdx, Grm Pinscher, Std Schn T. Breen: Akita, Boxer, Dobe, Sib Hky Mrs. W. G. Willhauck: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: E. Sweigart E. Sweigart: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mr. K. E. Berg E. Sweigart: Hava, Toy Manch, Peke Ms. M. J. Underwood: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. K. E. Berg L. V. Williams: Dalm Mr. K. E. Berg: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. W. G. Willhauck C. McLean: Bouv Mrs. W. G. Willhauck: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. K. E. Berg Mr. K. E. Berg: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: T. Breen NOVEMBER 5 - SATURDAY CA City of Industry* (O) SAN GABRIEL VALLEY KENNEL CLUB Industry Hills Exposition Center 16200 Temple Ave CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows, SUPT FEE: $28.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. J. R. Shoemaker SPORTING Group: Mr. S. L. Marx Mrs. P. Ulloa: Pntr-GS, Ret-Gold, Ret-Lab, Set-Eng, Set-Irsh, Span-Eng Ckr, Span-Eng Spr, Vizs, Weim Mr. S. L. Marx: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. P. Ulloa K. L. Beliew: Basenji, Borz Mrs. P. Ulloa: B & T Coonhnd, Greyhnd, Ibizan Col. J. B. Purkhiser: Afghan, Basset, Bgle, Dach Mr. S. L. Marx: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Col. J. B. Purkhiser J. J. Griego: Akita, Rottw C. A. Herbel: Grm Pinscher, Grt Pyr, Kom, Kuv C. S. Anderson: Alas Mal, Giant Schn, Grt Dane, Portuguese, St Bern, Sib Hky Mr. J. E. Noe: Leonberger, Mast, Nepltn Mastiff, Newf, Sam, Std Schn, Tibtn Mastiff Col. J. B. Purkhiser: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Ms. S. C. Way Ms. S. C. Way: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: C. S. Anderson Mr. J. E. Noe: Pood Toy Mrs. M. Patterson: Affenp, Cav KC Spans, Hava C. S. Anderson: Eng Toy Sp, J Chin, Malt, Min Pin, Toy Manch, Pom, Pug, Shih Tzu Mr. J. R. Shoemaker: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: K. L. Beliew 122 Dog News

Mr. J. E. Noe: Bulldog, Dalm, Pood K. L. Beliew: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: C. A. Herbel C. A. Herbel: All Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. J. R. Shoemaker Mr. J. R. Shoemaker: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mrs. N. E. Craig: Nov A, Nov B Mr. W. K. Iwamoto: Open A, Open B, Util A, Util B JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. S. M. Cabral FL Lady Lake* (O) LAKE EUSTIS KENNEL CLUB, INC. Lady Lake Equestrian Center 40810 Grays Airport Rd. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $25.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Dr. D. D. Simmons SPORTING Group: Dr. S. Keating Dr. D. A. Gill: Ret-Gold Ms. V. M. Jordan: Pntr-GS, Weim Dr. S. Keating: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Dr. D. A. Gill Dr. D. A. Gill: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Ms. V. M. Jordan Mrs. S. A. Malinowski: Boxer, Dobe, Grt Pyr, Newf, St Bern, Sib Hky Ms. V. M. Jordan: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. R. Kramer Mrs. R. Kramer: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Dr. S. Keating Dr. D. D. Simmons: Pood Toy Dr. S. Keating: Hava, Eng Toy Sp, Toy Fox Terrier Ms. A. Lycan: Cav KC Spans, Chin Cr, I Greyhnd, Malt, Pap Mrs. R. Kramer: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Dr. S. Keating Dr. D. A. Gill: Am Esk Dog, Dalm Dr. S. Keating: Fin Spitz, Lowch Dr. D. D. Simmons: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Dr. D. A. Gill Ms. A. Lycan: Pemb-WC, Shetld Dr. S. Keating: AustrlShep, Beard Coll, Bouv Dr. D. D. Simmons: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Dr. D. A. Gill Dr. D. A. Gill: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES A. P. Kincaid: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Veteran Mr. S. A. Picciuolo: Open A, Util B Mr. R. F. Roberts: Open B, Util A JR SHOWMANSHIP: Dr. D. A. Gill IN Fort Wayne (I) MARION KENNEL CLUB, INC. (S) Allen County Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc., SUPT FEE: $26.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. A. Katona SPORTING Group: Mr. H. Clark Ms. F. A. Nelson: Span-Eng Spr J. G. Reynolds: Span-Fld, Span-Irw, Span-Suss, Span-Wel Spr Mr. R. L. Vandiver: Pntr-GS, Ret-Curl, Ret-Flat, Ret-Gold, SpanBoykin Mrs. A. Katona: Ret-Nova Scotia T, Span-AmW, Span-Clum, Span-Ckr, Span-Eng Ckr P. A. Gaeta: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: J. G. Reynolds J. G. Reynolds: Dach, Eng Fox, Greyhnd, Harr Mrs. H. Clark: Balance of Hound Breeds CoNtiNueD oN page 126


The LeaThersTocking cLusTer NY State Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY

Central NY Kennel Club - Friday, November 18, 2011 Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club - Saturday, November 19, 2011 Chenango Valley Kennel Club - Sunday, November 20, 2011

CONVENIENT - Easily Accessible from all highways CONVENIENT - ONE Building for Conformation, Obedience and Rally REDUCED ENTRY FEE for Puppies and Bred By Exhibitor Classes

SPECIAL ATTRACTION: MEET THE BREEDS - Saturday, November 19th SPECIALTIES: Lowchen Club of America (National) Boxer Club of Western New York Upstate Cocker Spaniel Club, Inc.

SUPPORTED ENTRIES: Lowchen Club of America (Regional) Upstate Cocker Spaniel Club, Inc. Boxer Club of Western New York Colony Pekingese Club of the Southern Tier The Finger Lakes Afghan Hound Club

Superintendent: Rau Dog Shows

closing date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 201 Cluster Host Clubs: Central NY KC, Del Otse Nango KC, & Chenango Valley KC Dog News 123


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WORKING Group: Mr. R. L. Vandiver Mr. R. Gschwender: Sib Hky J. G. Reynolds: Leonberger, Mast, Nepltn Mastiff, Newf, Tibtn Mastiff Mr. H. Clark: Akita, Alas Mal, AnatolShep, Berns Mtn, Blk Russn Terrier, Bullm, Cane Corso Mr. F. T. Sabella: Boxer, Dobe, Giant Schn, Grt Dane, Portuguese, Rottw, Std Schn Mr. R. L. Vandiver: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. R. E. Hutton J. G. Reynolds: Bull Ter, Parson Russell Mrs. A. Katona: Glen Imaal, Irish Ter, Kerry, Lakelnd, Min Schn, Norwich Norfolk Mrs. H. Clark: Airdle, Am Staff, Bdlgtn, Cairn, Dandie, Fox Ter (Smooth), Fox Ter (Wire), Manch Ter, Min Bull Terrs Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. H. Clark Mr. T. Catterson: Pap, Silky Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Pug, Shih Tzu, Pood Toy, Toy Fox Terrier, Yorks Ms. A. A. Czech: Affenp, Bruss Grif, Cav KC Spans, Chihua, Chin Cr, Eng Toy Sp Mrs. A. Katona: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. A. D. Hearn P. Capozzolo: Boston, Bulldog, Chow, Fr Bull Mrs. A. D. Hearn: Pood, Tib Span, Tib Ter, Xoloitzcuintli Mr. R. E. Hutton: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mr. R. Gschwender Mr. R. L. Vandiver: Beauceron, Canaan, GSD, Pyre Shep, Shetld, Swed Vallhund Mr. R. Gschwender: AustrlShep, Brdr Coll, Bouv, Briard, CardWC, Coll, Fin Laph, OES, Pemb-WC Mr. M. Taylor: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. R. Gschwender Mr. R. Gschwender: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: P. Capozzolo SWEEPS VETERANS: Span-Eng Spr Kelly Priestley SWEEPS PUPPY: Span-Eng Spr Kelly Priestley MO Joplin* (I/O) TRI-STATE KENNEL CLUB, INC. Holiday Inn Convention Center & Hotel 3615 Range Line Rd. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., SUPT FEE: $26.00-1st/ $20.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Dr. S. Kaluzniacki SPORTING Group: Dr. K. Anselm Ms. B. Nelson: Ret-Nova Scotia T Ms. G. Kerr: Pointer, All Setters, Set-Irsh Rd&Wh, All Spaniels, All Spaniels, Spin Ital, Weim, Wirehair Ptg Grif Dr. K. Anselm: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: J. E. Gregory Dr. K. Anselm: Afghan, Bloodhnd, Borz, Greyhnd, Ir Wolf, Saluki, ScotDeer Mrs. J. P. Anselm: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Dr. R. S. Pritchard Dr. K. Anselm: Akita A. Gilbert: Boxer Dr. S. Kaluzniacki: Alas Mal, AnatolShep Ms. B. Nelson: Cane Corso, Dogue de Brdx Dr. R. S. Pritchard: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. R. D. Bay J. E. Gregory: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Ms. G. Kerr Dr. S. Kaluzniacki: Chin Cr Ms. B. Nelson: Pood Toy C. Nelson: Bruss Grif, Cav KC Spans, Eng Toy Sp, Pug Ms. G. Kerr: Affenp, Chihua, Hava, I Greyhnd, J Chin, Malt Mr. R. D. Bay: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: C. Nelson Mr. R. D. Bay: Chow, Dalm J. E. Gregory: Tib Ter, Xoloitzcuintli

C. Nelson: Bichon, Fr Bull, Lhasa, Tib Span Dr. R. S. Pritchard: Fin Spitz, Lowch, Norwegian Lndhnd, Shiba Inu Ms. B. Nelson: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. A. Inman K. Tank: GSD Ms. G. Kerr: Beauceron, Brdr Coll Dr. S. Kaluzniacki: AustrlShep, Beard Coll, Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv, Card-WC, Nor Buhund, Pemb-WC, Pyre Shep, Shetld Mrs. A. Inman: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Dr. R. S. Pritchard Dr. S. Kaluzniacki: Belgian Laekenois Dr. K. Anselm: Wirehair Vizsla Dr. R. S. Pritchard: Balance of Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mrs. M. A. West: Nov A, Nov B, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Util A, Util B, Team 1 Mr. W. A. Oxandale: Team 2 JR SHOWMANSHIP: Ms. B. Nelson PA Bloomsburg* (I) BACK MOUNTAIN KENNEL CLUB, INC. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds West Third Street CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., SUPT FEE: $29.00-1st/ $24.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Ms. B. L. Clarke SPORTING Group: Mrs. C. Walkowicz Ms. B. L. Clarke: Set-Irsh Ms. C. S. Brown: Ret-Gold, Ret-Lab, Span-Ckr, Span-Eng Ckr Mrs. C. Walkowicz: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. L. C. Terricone Mr. L. C. Terricone: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. C. Walkowicz Ms. C. S. Brown: Gtr Swiss Mtn, Newf Ms. B. L. Clarke: Blk Russn Terrier, Boxer, Cane Corso, Dobe, Dogue de Brdx, Grt Dane, Grt Pyr, Kom, Kuv, Leonberger, Rottw, Tibtn Mastiff Mrs. J. M. Rayner: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. D. J. Kirkland Ms. B. J. Wood: Cairn, Dandie, Glen Imaal, Manch Ter, Norwich Norfolk, Scotti, Sealym, Wst Highlnd Mr. D. J. Kirkland: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. J. M. Rayner Mrs. J. M. Rayner: Chin Cr, I Greyhnd, J Chin, Min Pin, Pap Mr. D. J. Kirkland: Hava, Eng Toy Sp, Peke, Pom, Shih Tzu, Toy Fox Terrier Mr. K. Kauffman: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Ms. B. J. Wood Mr. L. C. Terricone: Am Esk Dog, Chow, Lhasa Ms. B. J. Wood: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mr. K. L. Rayner, Jr. K. Madden: Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv Mr. K. L. Rayner, Jr.: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. D. J. Kirkland Mr. D. J. Kirkland: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. A. R. Cherubini: Nov A, Util B Ms. S. D. Crossman: Nov B, Open B Ms. K. A. Walker: Open A, Util A JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. K. Kauffman TN Knoxville* (I/O) OAK RIDGE KENNEL CLUB Chilhowee Park 3301 E. Magnolia Ave. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $29.00-1st/ $22.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. C. L. Olvis SPORTING Group: Mr. R. Stein Mr. R. E. Stein: Pntr-GS, Ret-Gold, Vizs, Weim CoNtiNueD oN page 128

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Ms. E. Muthard: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Ms. E. Muthard Mr. R. E. McDonald: Basset, Bgle, Bloodhnd, Dach Mr. R. Stein: Afghan, Amer English Coon, Am Fox, Basenji, Redbone Coon, RhoRidge Mr. C. L. Olvis: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. M. L. Billings Ms. E. Muthard: Akita, Alas Mal, Dogue de Brdx, Sam Dr. G. L. Sparschu: Berns Mtn, Boxer, Grt Pyr, Newf, Rottw Mrs. M. L. Billings: AnatolShep, Cane Corso, Dobe, Gtr Swiss Mtn, Kom, Leonberger, Nepltn Mastiff, Sib Hky Ms. M. Brocious: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Ms. M. L. Lyon Ms. E. Muthard: Border Mrs. M. L. Billings: Airdle, Kerry Ms. M. L. Lyon: Balance of Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. M. L. Billings Dr. G. L. Sparschu: Chihua, Pap, Yorks Ms. M. L. Lyon: Affenp, Hava, Malt, Pom, Silky, Toy Fox Terrier Mr. R. Stein: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Dr. G. L. Sparschu Mr. R. E. Stein: Dalm Mrs. C. Bell: Pood Mrs. M. L. Billings: Am Esk Dog, Bichon, Boston, Bulldog, Chow, Schip, Shiba Inu Mr. C. L. Olvis: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Ms. M. Brocious Mr. C. L. Olvis: Beauceron Ms. E. Muthard: Beard Coll, Briard, Icelandic Shpdg Mrs. B. L. Trezza: Bel Mal, Bel Shp, Bel Terv, GSD Ms. M. Brocious: Austrl Cat Dg, AustrlShep, Brdr Coll, Bouv, Coll Dr. G. L. Sparschu: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. R. Stein Mr. R. Stein: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. K. H. Delaney: Nov A, Begnr Nov A, Begnr Nov B, Grad Novr, Open A, Open B, Grad Openr, Versatility Mrs. N. J. Glabicki: Nov B, Util A, Util B To Be Assigned: Pre-Novice, Nov Wildc, Opn Wildc, Utl Wildc JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mr. R. E. Stein TX El Paso* (O) ONATE TRAIL DOG FANCIERS ASSOCIATION El Paso County Coliseum 4100 E Paisano Dr. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., SUPT FEE: $28.00-1st/ $20.00-2nd Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. C. S. Clapp SPORTING Group: Mrs. P. V. Trotter Mr. C. E. Trotter: All Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. P. V. Trotter Mrs. P. V. Trotter: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. P. V. Trotter Mr. C. E. Trotter: All Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. P. V. Trotter Mrs. P. V. Trotter: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mr. C. E. Trotter Mr. C. E. Trotter: All Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. C. E. Trotter Mrs. C. S. Clapp: All Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Ms. S. I. Wheat Ms. S. I. Wheat: All Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Ms. S. I. Wheat Ms. S. I. Wheat: All Miscellaneous Breeds OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES Mr. J. M. Ashton: Nov A, Nov B, Open A, Open B, Util A, Util B JR SHOWMANSHIP: Ms. S. I. Wheat

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VA Virginia Beach (I) VIRGINIA BEACH KENNEL CLUB Virginia Beach Convention Ctr 1000 19th St. CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 MB-F Inc., SUPT FEE: $30.00 Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mrs. L. Boutwell SPORTING Group: Mrs. L. Canalizo C. McMaster: Pointer, Pntr-GS, Ret-Gold, Ret-Lab, Set-Eng, Weim Mrs. K. C. Wilson: Balance of Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mrs. L. Boutwell Mrs. L. Canalizo: Ir Wolf Mr. G. R. Fisher: Bgle, Dach Mrs. K. C. Wilson: Afghan, Basenji, Basset, Greyhnd, Harr, Ibizan, PBGV, Saluki, Whip Mrs. K. Kahn: Balance of Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Mrs. L. Canalizo Mrs. K. Kahn: Std Schn J. Beyda: Boxer, Rottw Mrs. L. Canalizo: Grt Dane, Mast Mrs. L. Boutwell: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mrs. K. C. Wilson Mrs. M. P. Mickelson: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mr. R. V. Filburn, Jr. Mrs. K. C. Wilson: Toy Manch Mr. R. V. Filburn, Jr.: Pood Toy Mrs. L. Canalizo: Balance of Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mrs. K. Kahn Mrs. L. Boutwell: Tib Span Mr. R. V. Filburn, Jr.: Balance of Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. K. Kahn Mrs. C. Magnan: Card-WC, Pemb-WC Mrs. K. Kahn: Balance of Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mrs. L. Canalizo Mrs. L. Canalizo: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Mrs. C. Magnan NOVEMBER 6 - SUNDAY AK Palmer (I) COOK INLET KENNEL CLUB (S) Alaska State Fairgrounds 2075 Glenn Highway Mile 40 CLOSES: OCTOBER 19 BaRay Event Services, Inc., SUPT Judges And Their Assignments BEST IN SHOW Mr. S. A. Zielinski SPORTING Group: Miss M. A. Schwartz Miss M. A. Schwartz: All Sporting Breeds HOUND Group: Mr. G. L. Doerge Mr. G. L. Doerge: All Hound Breeds WORKING Group: Miss M. A. Schwartz Mrs. J. M. Zielinski: Dogue de Brdx, Grm Pinscher, Gtr Swiss Mtn, Leonberger, Nepltn Mastiff, Portuguese, Sam, Std Schn, Tibtn Mastiff Mr. S. A. Zielinski: Balance of Working Breeds TERRIER Group: Mr. G. L. Doerge Mr. G. L. Doerge: All Terrier Breeds TOY Group: Mrs. J. M. Zielinski Mrs. J. M. Zielinski: All Toy Breeds NON-SPORTING Group: Mr. G. L. Doerge Mr. G. L. Doerge: All Non-Sporting Breeds HERDING Group: Mrs. J. M. Zielinski Mrs. J. M. Zielinski: All Herding Breeds MISCELLANEOUS Group: Mr. S. A. Zielinski Mr. S. A. Zielinski: All Miscellaneous Breeds JR SHOWMANSHIP: Miss M. A. Schwartz SWEEPS VETERANS: Berns Mtn Ardene Eaton SWEEPS PUPPY: Berns Mtn Ardene Eaton


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Handler’s Directory Doug And Mandy Carlson AKC Registered Handlers Doug 405 370-1447 Mandy 405 826-3884 5.12

Guy H. Fisher

Professional Dog Handler Murbe Kennels DHG, PHA & AKC Registered

8260 McColl Drive W Savage, Minnesota 55378 Phone: 952 890-6010 www.Bluffhighkennel.com

11293 Dunnigan Road Emmett, Michigan 48022

Home 810 384-1844 Fax 810 384-8225 Cell 810 417-0469

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Bruce: 951 314-8357 Tara: 951 515-0241

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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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