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12 D Editorial 16 2009-The Year In Review

BY MATTHEW H. STANDER “D” Magazine Is Pleased To Include This Annual Feature From Dog News of A Month-by-Month Chronology of What Took Place In The Dog World During The Past Year.

20 2009 In The U.K.

BY ANDREW H. BRACE Certainly The Year 2009 Was An Eventful And Meaningful Year In The U.K. And Who Better Than Andrew To Record Those Happenings!

24 Which One Is Which?

Dog Show Judges Associations BY SARI BREWSTER TIETJEN Which Alphabet Soup Is Which And How They Operate Is Succinctly Analyzed In Typical Sari Fashion.

Upside Of The Seesaw 28 The Year In Review BY SHARON ANDERSON No One In America Understands Agility Better Than Sharon Anderson Whose Full Complete Analysis Of Agility In 2009 Will Satisfy Everyone Interested In That Segment Of The Sport.

32 I Touched A Wolf And Lived To Talk About It

BY YOSSI GUY The Relationship of Wolf To Dog Has Fascinated Dog People Forever. Israeli Writer Yossi Guy Gives A Spin On The Subject Heretofore Unreported.

36 So Many Good Things For So Many People

BY GREER GRIFFITH The Director Of Programs For Angels On A Leash Provides An Insight Into The Work Accomplished By This Organization As Their Teams Visit Health Care Facilities Around The Country.

40 Collect Preserve Exhibit Interpret

BY BARBARA JEDDA The Curator Of The Dog Museum Of America Shares Her Thoughts With Our Readers As To How People Who Appreciate Art And Dogs Can Take All The More Pleasure In The World’s Only Museum Devoted To Man’s Best Friend.

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44 Rare Breeds of the World

The Berger De Picard BY AGNES BUCHWALD In One of The Least Well Known Regions of France Is The Province Of Picardy From Which The Berger De Picard Hails.

48 Judging In Chile

BY DESMOND MURPHY Desi ‘Tells All’ About His Trip To Santiago--Will Any Of Us Ever Be The Same Again!!

50 125 Years And Counting...

BY LISA PETERSON AKC/Eukanuba’s Presentation of The Anniversary Show Is Detailed By Ms. Peterson of AKC Repute.

62 From Death’s Door To Stage Door

BY SHAUN COEN Training Rescued Dogs To Become Broadway Stars Is The Object Of This Story Written By Canine Legislative Expert Shaun Coen As He Goes Far Afield In This Fascinating Piece.

66 Ellsworth Howell And ‘The Joy’ of Publishing Ann Seranne

BY SHARON SACKSON What A Combo And What A Story--Ellsworth And Ann Seranne-We Defy You Not To Read This One!

70 A Championship Is No Longer Enough

BY MJ NELSON Many Want The Parents Of Their Dogs To Have Met Both The Conformation & Performance Standards For The Breed--Not Just A Title On The Get.

74 The 100 Club

BY MATTHEW H. STANDER Two New Additions To The Club--both Bitches--A Scottie & A Standard Poodle

80 The Dog News Top Ten List Final Year-End Statistics

82 The Dog News Top Ten In Each Breed Final Year-End Statistics

238 Handlers Directory Stanley R. Harris Publisher

Eugene Z. Zaphiris Editor-In-Chief

Sean K. Gaffney Creative Director

Matthew H. Stander Editor

Colin Kennedy Associate Editor

York Christopher King Advertising Editor

D - The Dog News Annual Magazine is published once a year by Harris Publications, Inc. 1115 Broadway, New York, New York 10010. Single copy price: $20.00. Submissions of manuscripts, illustrations and/or photographs must be accompanied by a stamped, selfaddressed envelope. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 2010 by Harris Publications, Inc. All rights reserved under International and Pan American Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. Printed in the U.S.A. The Editor reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication. THE DOG NEWS ANNUAL • 8


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Our Changing Dog World The relationship between man and his so-called “best friend”— the dog, has become increasingly confused in American society. Indeed all too often the dog is considered more of a human being today; certainly more so than the worker of the past. s the country has become more and more urban so has the dog become more and more of an urban species. Even in the suburb’s it is fairly safe to say that confinements for dogs are now considered necessary as the dog has become a staple as a part of the house if not the bed itself. These intimate arrangements between dog and owner can give rise to sort of a canine identity crisis which then overflows into other aspects of society as well. Many of the traditional social break downs which individuals are faced with in their lives seem to coincide with not only the growth in the dog population but in the values which people place on their dogs psychologically and financially. Some go as far as to offer proof of the health-benefits of dog ownership to the point of making the animal a panacea as an all-round stress reducer which in many instances it (oops, we mean he or she) may so act.

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Whether or not one consciously believes a dog is a person is secondary to the fact that all too many people treat their pets as though they are one. According to a recent study concerning the importance of the social-bonding hormone Oxytocin it was concluded that its presence between mother and child relates to just about any interaction involving pair bonding, social affiliation and trust. More specifically, its involved with the gaze between infants and mothers. Researchers at Azabu University in Japan found last year that the dog’s gaze at its owner increases the owner’s oxytocin level. The study while providing the key to understanding the myriad health benefits of dog ownership – oxytocin is a serious stress reducer – also makes scientifically clear what’s obvious anecdotally: The dog is an honorary human, accorded many of the same considerations. It can be a surrogate child, brother in arms, solace of otherwise lonely lives. The fundamental work of

the dog, which had been the reason for breeding them in the first place, now seems to have been replaced with the need to provide companionship or social support on its part. Of course that does not mean that all dogs and all people fall into the above mentioned categories.

Factually and fortunately there are a large number of people who use their dogs for their original purposes and also have expanded their interests to include agility and rally events. The conformation world is unique in that most people who travel on the dog show circuit use their dogs for a multitude of purposes which include both work and companion type events. It is the single pet owner who seems to fall into the trap of overly humanizing the dog and who encourage the extremists within the animal rights movement. One of the problems today is that these type movements have become magnets for monied activists who mistakenly think they are supporting the “good cause” when in fact they are not! We must positively and aggressively get our message out to the public at large and encourage them to join us in our endeavors to promote not only the health and welfare of the dog but the right to breed our dogs and the right to own them as well.

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JANUARY... DOG NEWS begins 25th year of consecutive weekly publication in midst of uproar about BBC having canceled its airing of Crufts because of an alleged documentary entitled PEDIGREE DOGS EXPOSED... AKC announces panel for 2009 125th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Long Beach which will include class dogs and be headed by longtime respected all-breed judge Bob Moore...

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any in Fancy question AKC approving dog shows to be held during Christmas holidays. “When is enough” is asked by many...AKC’s Board asked to reconsider the geographic conditions under which member and other clubs were originally approved...Do foreign judges have the experience to judge the breeds here that they judge in their own country and under which breed standard do they judge? is question raised over and over again...Is it peculiar, some ask, as to why the biggest successes both financially- and entry-wise are proprietary shows?... Should AKC be looking in that direction???...AKC registrations continue to decline but other registries take up the slack – where is AKC going wrong??? The Kennel Club in the U.K. proposes major changes in many breeds in response to BBC program – have they overreacted some ask?...Giant Schnauzer Galilee’s Pure Of Sprit wins dog of the year award in one of the closest races ever by 735 points over Pointer Bitch...Not one female Delegate asked to be considered by Nominating Committee to run for Board in March election although one lady did opt to run by

Petition...What purebred dog if any will the Obamas choose is topic du jour throughout the country if not the world...Let’s hope it’s not one of those crossbreeds called a Labradoodle... PETA’S attempt to disrupt the airing of Westminster roundly ignored as nothing more than a furtherance of its “warped agenda”...The Founding Members Wall of Honor for AKC receiving major support from Fancy... The EU and The Kennel Club say NO fur trade of dogs and cats...The first annual Zoonotic Disease Symposium to be held at Cornell...For the 18th consecutive year Labrador Retriever most popularly registered dog with AKC...Florida Circuit huge success even with competition from Frederiksburg in Virginia, which is also labeled major welcome to the show circuit... Pete Gaeta to retire from Judging Department at AKC – replacement up in air as rumors abound...Bulldog continues rise as an extremely popular registered AKC dog...The Kennel Club in UK announces increases in registrations for year 2008 – Of course they do not have all the competitive paper registries AKC has to compete with... THE DOG NEWS ANNUAL • 16

Low Entry Breed position taken by Board and Staff condemned nationally by exhibitors but basically ignored by Board as they fear Judges reactions...PETA and HSUS instrumental in getting AMVA’s Board to approve a position banning the cropping and docking of tails...HSUS’s wildly exaggerated statements about breeders condemned by DOG NEWS...2010 Best in Show Judge named by Crufts – honor goes to Valerie Foss... BITE OF THE APPLE appears once again...PETA asks Pedigree to repeat its ridiculous stand in England and pull its support of Westminster the way it did at Crufts...Fortunately the request was ignored as Newkirk is nothing more than an acknowledged troublemaker with ethics and morals lower than most...Kennel Club in UK’s stand on line breeding condemned in DOG NEWS...FCI’s lack of a stance on BSL and other vital issues questioned by many in the Fancy but by few at the higher levels of AKC – why is that one must ask?...D-the DOG NEWS ANNUAL hits the stands to universal acclaim... CONTINUED ON PAGE 86


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his was the year that saw the consequences of the much-vilified BBC television program, Pedigree Dogs Exposed really hitting the fancy. The Kennel Club’s reaction has been viewed with sadness in some quarters – rapid revision of age-old breed standards, banning of close breedings and aggressive marketing of its Accredited Breeders Scheme, which though admirable in its essence still is met with suspicion by some breeders.

The face of dog shows has changed noticeably, mainly due to the total absence of Pedigree and its previously taken-forgranted largesse. Thankfully other dog good companies, notably Eukanuba, seem to have remained faithful to the sport and continue to invest heavily in the breeding and exhibiting spheres. The absence of national television coverage of Crufts was deeply regretted though the cognoscenti considered the streaming service provided by the Kennel Club a vast improvement. The findings of the APGAW report did not sit easily with many dog breeders and this, coupled with the outcome of Ofcom’s reaction to the Kennel Club’s complaint about the BBC’s program has left serious dog ANDREW H. BRACE people wondering if the sport they love will indeed survive. Crufts, despite the gloom and doom of the period, was deemed to be a great success. Peter Green broke another record when he became the only person to have won BIS at Crufts and Westminster and judged BIS at the former. His

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CRUFTS, DESPITE THE GLOOM AND DOOM OF THE PERIOD, WAS DEEMED TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS.

winner was Charmin the Sealyham who had travelled from the US, whilst Reserve was the white Standard Poodle from the UK, Donny, who put on the performance of a lifetime in the big ring. CONTINUED ON PAGE 140

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e tend to know them more by their initials than their actual names – DJAA, ADSJ, SCJA – and

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DJAA These initials stand for the Dog Judges Association of America. It is the dean of the judges’ associations, having been established in either 1972 or 1973, and is one of those organizations that seem to have been around forever. DJAA is very low-key, not boisterous nor obnoxious, and its primary focus is on education. CONTINUED ON PAGE 148

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Ch. Genesis Silverado Sire: Ch. Genesis Ambelike Silver Charm

Owner Mr. John Shaw Breeders Lou Guerrero Hank Nave L. Schanzle Presented By Larry Cornelius Marcelo Veras 352 401-5677

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year end review THE YEAR 2009 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR AGILITY, GROWTH, GOOD COMPETITION AND A SPORT THAT HAS BENEFITED THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB.

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by Sharon Anderson

The January 2009 stats began with growth and it continued that way throughout the year.

he year-end statistics for agility were as follows: Number of events in 2009 – 2,292 compared to the number of events in 2008 of 2,147 which is 145 more trials in the year. This was a very positive growth of 6.75%. The number of entries in 2009 was 870,603 versus the 2008 entries of 838,393, which is a growth of 3.84%. A percentage number that was unequalled in any other venue at AKC.

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January started the agility year with the agility reps meeting unusually early to address many new ideas and preparing for the Agility Advisory Committee meeting which was held in June. The Advisory Committee meetings are held only once every four years and 2009 was the year. The knowledgeable people chosen for the committee proved their love of the sport and made decisions that benefited all in agility. The proposal of a new class would be welcomed by clubs as an additional income maker and by exhibitors as another title to earn and enjoy running with their dog. One of the game-changing decisions made was to remove the Master Agility Championship extra points for the first and second placements in a class – a welcomed change. Continued on page 164

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hanks to TV, movies and fairy tales, most view the wolf as a wily and ruthless predator with fathomless yellow eyes and huge crushing teeth. A creature whose very purpose is to devour any and every thing that lies in its path. CONTINUED ON PAGE 178

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It was a busy year for Angel On A Leash, the therapy dog organization that does

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ngel On a Leash, which began as a charitable activity for the Westminster Kennel Club and is now an independent 501(c)(3) charity, expanded its programs and visited even more people, added therapy dog teams and partner facilities, and enjoyed widespread media reports of the work of its dedicated teams of dogs and their human partners. The Angel year was launched during Westminster week with a history-making event, The Angel On A Leash Best In Show Benefit at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel, featuring five past Westminster Best In Show winners. Never have so many past winners been gathered in the same place at the same time, and the result was a sold-out, successful and entertaining event. CONTINUED ON PAGE 182

By Greer Griffith Director of Programs, Angel On A Leash PHOTO BY MARY BLOOM

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Great Dane Maud Earl (English) Oil on canvas Gift of the Nancy-Carroll Draper estate DeCoverly, 1999 (English Setter) Walter T. Matia (American) Bronze Gift of the Janet A. Hooker Charitable Trust and Gilbert S. Kahn

Interior view of Jarville House Otterhound Prosper LeCourtier (French) Bronze Nineteenth century Gift of the Tom and Ann Stevenson estate

The Irish Members Maud Earl (English) Oil on canvas Gift of Helen M. Best

Blue leather chair with handcarved Dachshund armrests on display in Jarville House Gift of the Nancy-Carroll Draper estate

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Harlequin Great Dane Rosenthal Porcelain Gift of the Nancy-Carroll Draper estate


People who appreciate art and dogs can take all the more pleasure in the world’s only museum devoted to man’s best friend.

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Founded over 30 years ago, The AKC Museum of the Dog located in beautiful Queeny Park in West St. Louis County in Missouri was established to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret art, artifacts and books related to the dog. The Dog Museum now boasts the country’s largest collection of canine art with more than 2,000 works of art in its holdings.

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t all began in 1971 with a meeting held by members of the Westminster Kennel Club who wanted to pursue establishing a museum dedicated to improving the life of the dog through humane education, awareness and added knowledge on the history of the dog. In 1979 The American Kennel Club Foundation was formed to help support these aims, and by 1980 The Dog Museum of

America/American Kennel Club Foundation was incorporated. Mr. William F. Stifel, then AKC and Dog Museum president, and William Secord, the Museum’s first director, enthusiastically took on the challenge of planning the organization’s first exhibit. The Museum Collects opened on February 8, 1982, at 51 Madison Avenue in New York City and was followed by a glitzy black tie dinner at the 200 Fifth Avenue Club in Manhattan. CONTINUED ON PAGE 186

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Absolutely Smooth Our standard bearer for 2010 Multiple All Breed Best In Show & Specialty Winner AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best of Breed Winner 2009 Number Eight* Among All Terrier Breeds

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HOSE VYING for the title of “National Champion” and a piece of the $225,000 in prize money were joined by Agility and Obedience superstars competing in the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational. In addition, 133 breed clubs hosted national and regional specialties and supported entries in the

conformation rings in honor of AKC’s milestone. CH. ROUNDTOWN MERCEDES OF MARYSCOT a Scottish Terrier affectionately known as “Sadie” captured Best in Show and the $50,000 cash prize. What a thrill to watch Gabriel Rangel handle Sadie in the arena at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Sadie, owned by Ame-

lia Musser of Mackinac Island, Michigan was named the naBYby LISA tion’s top dog BestPETERSON in Show judge Dr. Robert J. Moore. Moments after Moore pointed to Sadie as top dog, Rangel placed his hand on his forehead in happy disbelief! IF YOU MISSED the live action on the West Coast you can still experience the competition when the

Best in Show Finalists and Group Winners After winning Best of Breed competitions during the day, the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for Best in Show:

Toy: CH. SMASH JP MOON WALK a Toy Poodle known as “Walker” owned by Ron Scott & Debbie Burke of Dillsberg, Pennsylvania

Sporting: CH. SHADAGEE CAUGHT RED HANDED, an Irish Setter known as “Emily” owned by Debra Burke, Tim Burke & Ellen Bieler of Montague, Massachusetts

Non-Sporting: CH. DAWIN SPITFIRE a Standard Poodle known as “Jetta” owned by Linda Campbell of Toronto, Ontario Canada

Hound: CH. GRANDCRU CLOS ERASMUS, a Greyhound known as “Era” owned by Rindi Gaudet & Melanie Steele of Waxhaw, North Carolina

Herding: CH. SYLVAN ARGENT SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE a Rough Collie known as “Sax” owned by Dr. Cindi Bossart, Connie DuBois, Nancy Comparato, D. Greene, Leah Warner & Stacy Smith of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Working: CH. DUBA-DAE’S WHO’S YOUR DADDY a Boxer known as “Bosco” owned by Charles Vose, Wendy Bettis & Lynn Jansson of Riverside, California

In addition the Miscellaneous group winner was: TENANGO, a Xoloitzcuintli owned by B Gimenez-Valdez & Fernandez Posada from Mexico.

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AKC’s Gina DiNardo and cohost in the broadcast booth.

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be simulcast on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. (EST). “We are proud to have Sadie and her owners join the elite family of Best in Show AKC/ Eukanuba National Championship winners,” said Ron Menaker, AKC Chairman. “The competition was especially intense this year, a fit-

This year’s installment of the AKC/ Eukanuba National Championship helped mark the American Kennel Club’s 125th Anniversary with an open-format show in Long Beach, California featuring nearly 5,000 dogs from across the globe.

ting culmination to our organization’s 125th anniversary celebration. I am also pleased to honor our new Eukanuba World Challenge Champion and our Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show winner along with all of our participants and winners in conformation, agility and obedience. We thank them for their support of this show and AKC, and their enthusiasm for the sport of dogs.”

Dr. Claudia Orlandi presented with the AKC Breederof-the-Year trophy.

LEADING UP to the exciting weekend were thousands of dogs entered in the Dog Hair & Egg Nog Cluster of dog shows held by the Los Encinos Kennel Club, the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills and the Long Beach Kennel Club. These shows, traditionally held in the three days prior to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, saw a combined entry of approximately 6,700 dogs in 2009.

“Sadie” and handler Gabriel Rangel after their win.

EUKANUBA WORLD CHALLENGE Eukanuba World Challenge finals judge Frank Sabella had an excellent lineup of 12 of the world’s best dogs to choose from in this exciting international event which featured top dogs from 40 countries and six continents. But ultimately it came down to Italy’s CH. AXEL DEL MONTE ALAGO, a Bracco Italiano known as “Axel” owned by Bitte Ahrens & Salvo Tripoli. Axel proved to be a crowd favorite as well before Judge Sabella selected him as his winner giving him a hefty purse of $10,000 along with the title of “World Challenge Champion” belonging to them. CONTINUED ON PAGE 203

The Bracco Italiano receives a kiss for his efforts after winning the World Challenge.

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Bill Berloni Trains Rescued Dogs To Be Broadway Stars

recognize his face or his voice. That’s because he gave up his dream of being an actor when he became a self-taught animal trainer – the first to train dogs to perform for live theater. CONTINUED ON PAGE 206

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ANN SERANNE BY SHARON SAKSON

Ann Seranne was a food genius. She wrote more than two dozen cookbooks and was executive editor of Gourmet magazine during the 1960s and ‘70s. She worked as food editor of the New York Post, food consultant to NBC television, and wrote food articles for Family Circle

and other magazines. Among her friends were American chef icon James Beard and New York Times restaurant reviewer, Craig Claiborne. Both praised her as ‘’a brilliant cook.’’ She was also a Yorkshire Terrier breeder and judge, who raised more than 60 Yorkie champions at her Mayfair kennel.

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was a publishing genius. He founded Grolier Enterprises, a successful publisher of children’s books, educational texts and encyclopedias. In 1957, he secured the right to publish an obscure physician, Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel. It was a visionary decision; “Dr. Seuss” books have sold 222 million copies. In 1961, Howell founded his own publishing house, specializing in books of his private passion: dogs. Howell Book House catered to the dog fancier. Howell encouraged experts to write in depth about their favorite breed. He got Rachel Page Elliott to put her popular seminar on gait and structure into book form. He courted breed experts who could write well. The breed books Howell published are worth hundreds of dollars today, if you can find one.

lsworth contacted Ann Seranne on July 12, 1976, about a review she had written for Dog News of one of his books, “The Complete Yorkshire Terrier” by Joan Gordon. “Your fine, creative writing and style impressed me deeply,” he wrote. “And one of these days, you and I must get together on an original Seranne work.”

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A IS The headline on this story may come as a bit of a shock to people in the insular world of dog shows or field trials. But, to a growing number of exhibitors, breeders and puppy buyers, a championship is no longer enough.They want dogs or puppy parents that have met both the conformation and performance standards for the breed. BY M.J. NELSON

n the not too distant past, say 20 years ago, these “facts” were generally regarded as gospel: Show dogs are worthless when it comes to doing what the breed was developed to do and field dogs are so godawful ugly you can hardly stand to look at them. Like most labels, these were based on rumors, scraps of evidence or a single experience which then, in most people’s minds made them worthy of being chiseled in stone. And, in fact, there was more than a tiny kernel of truth in these sweeping condemnations of the capabilities of show dogs in the field and the conformation flaws exhibited by field dogs. Quite frankly, there were a lot of show dogs that left a great deal to be desired as working dogs and there were also a lot of field dogs that were truly hard on the eyes.

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s the first decade of the millennium century came to a close two more exhibits, both American bred bitches, have become members of the prestigious and highly regarded 100 Club bringing the total number of dog membership to 27! Both the Standard Poodle Ch. Randenn Tristar Affirmation (whose call name is Yes) and the Scottish Terrier Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot (whose call name is Sadie) were handled by two of the more respected and expert of professional handlers whose reputations in their breed and group are of what legends are made. Both Tim Brazier, Yes’ handler, and Gabriel Rangel, Sadie’s handler, are among the most respected dog men of our day, and it is particularly fitting that these honors have been earned and recognized by these teams of handlers and dogs. And as important and necessary as these recognitions are let us not forget the people and the history of both the breeders and owners of these two great exhibits.

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Yes is the fourth Standard Poodle to earn the bragging rights to be called a member of this great club preceded in time by her grandfather Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy and her great-great-grandfather Ch. Whisperwind On Carousel. This kind of amazing use of line breeding by her breeders Randy Gareen and Dennis McCoy (and cobreeders the Laceys) is a solid example of what dog breeding should be all about – a careful selection and understanding of lines and genes which result in improving a breed carefully, selectively and healthily. Her owners Toni and Martin Sosnoff of Atalanta poodle fame have been long time concerned breeders of the Poodle and together with Tim and Yes have formed one of the most formidable and trustworthy teams of people and dogs to have been developed in the modern dogworld age. Teams like this are what help perpetuate our sport in the long run, and I am happy THE DOG NEWS ANNUAL • 74

to say that the “Sadie team” falls into a similar category as the team developed through the “Yes” relationship. Sadie is now the second Scottish Terrier to join the club, both bitches, and of course has set her mark both nationally and internationally. Competently and ably conditioned and handled by Gabriel Rangle she is an outstanding show animal whose presence is expected to be continued in the near future for sure. Gabriel of course has matured into one of the most respected and consulted terrier men in America, if not the world, whose opinion of a dog is solicited near and far. Combine this with the acknowledged breeding talents of Anstamm Kennels and Mary O’Neal (Anstamm of course being the team of Cindy Cooke and Buffie Stamm) and you have magical results insofar as the breeding of Scotties are con-


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100 CLUB MEMBERS Ch. Randenn Tristar Affirmation Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot Ch. Cookieland Seasyde Hollyberry – Pointer Ch. Smash JP Win A Victory – Toy Poodle Eng. Am. Ch. Yakee If Only – Pekingese Ch. Kaleff’s Genuine Risk-German Shepherd Dog Ch. Special Times Just Right – Bichon Frise Ch. Torum’s Scarf Michael – Kerry Blue Terrier Ch. Ta-Jon’s Tickle Me Silly – Maltese Ch. Ch. Kismets Sight For Sore Eyes-German Shepherd Dog Ch. Brunswig’s Cryptonite – Doberman Pinscher Ch. Registry’s Lonesome Dove – Wire Fox Terrier Ch. La-Shay’s Bart Simpson – Black Cocker Spaniel Ch. Lake Cove That’s My Boy – Standard Poodle

cerned. And on the subject of magical of course are Sadie’s owners, the Mussers, Amelia and Dan. To say that they are two of the nicest people in the sport is to understate the situation; but of interest, of course, is the background of Mr. Musser whose uncle George Hartman was one of the most respected judges in America in the ‘40s and a director of AKC as well. Considering the backgrounds of these dogs, their owners and their breeders all of which and whom are steeped in the long term values and traditions of our sport one would have to conclude that not only is our conformation world growing stronger by encouraging dog show competitions but that the dogs and teams of people associated with them are adding allure and strengthening the foundation of the sport itself. Welcome “Yes” and “Sadie” to the 100 Club!

Club Ch. Revelry’s Awesome Blossom – Lakeland Terrier Ch. Tryst of Grandeur - Afghan Hound Ch. Anasazi Billy the Kid – Welsh Terrier Ch. Altana’s Mystique – German Shepherd Ch. Galbraith’s Iron Eyes – Bouvier des Flandres Ch. Salilyn’s Condor – English Springer Spaniel Ch. Whisperwind On Carousel – Standard Poodle Ch. Galsul Excellence – Wire Fox Terrier Ch. Covy Tucker Hill’s Manhattan – German Shepherd Dog Ch. Braeburn’s Close Encounterm – Scottish Terrier Ch. Lo-Gin’s Kiss Me Kate – Standard Poodle Ch. Bangaway of Sirrah Crest – Boxer Int. Ch. Chik T’Sun of Caversham – Pekingese Ch. Rock Falls Colonel – English Setter CONTINUED ON PAGE 213

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EBRUARY... Westminster’s “UNMATCHED LEGACY” culminates with its 133rd Best in Show winner, the ten-year-old Sussex Spaniel Ch. Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee aka Stump...Prior to that parties galore headed by Angels On Leash featuring many past Big W BIS winners... rufts announces third largest entry in history of show with over 22,999 dogs...This despite furor of BBC and Pedigree Foods...DOG NEWS QUESTIONNAIRE of Board Candidates highlights proceedings...Difference in attitudes between reactions of the UK and US Kennel Clubs to airing of controversial program noted with AKC getting extremely high grades....Walt Bebout’s Priorities article sets the tone in defining the use and misuse of term “puppy mill”... All breeders urged to read and learn the manipulative side of using that term...Chow wins BIS at all-Breed in UK for first time since 1990... Marcus Topps selected to represent USA/AKC in the international Agility competition at Crufts with his Border Collie Juice – a team which won for the US for the first time the coveted Gold medal in Finland in the Large Dog Class... Agility entries and events continue upward rise countering Conformations losses even in these economic tougher times...Bill Stifel honored with Big W Sensation Award...PETA’s attempt to picket Garden major failure...Lap of Honor introduced to American dog show – some object – some applaud concept...Has the BBC “shot itself in the foot???” Many people so think... Traditional “Night at the Opera” conceived by

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Sam Draper success as per usual...Dog Museum Theater and Dinner highlighted by visits from cast of hit play BILLY ELLIOT...Gibraltor KC recognized by AKC and with it comes their judges to judge here – when will this practice be rethought???John Wade becomes Pete Gaeta’s replacement...UK KC’s overreaction continues insofar as changing breed standards and doing away with line breeding are concerned...Fires in Australia overwhelm many with dogs...PETPAC petition to President Obama stating that neither PETA nor HSUS should be considered representatives of the dog hailed nationally... Issues with five show clusters are taken...How to change perception that purebred dogs are for the elite,the specialist hunter or show dog enthusiast is legitimate question raised...Should incentives be given to show goers in form of reduced costs to encourage participation at shows in these economic times???...IKC holds show with over 70,000 spectators and large increase in entries bucking the trend nationally...CHF garners over $295,000 from Purina through its Parent Club participating food plan...Through an eight-year period CHF has received $2.8 million from the program...

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ARCH... Where is the proof that purebreds are less healthy than mixed breeds? is question of day...Are FCI restrictions fair to countries not members and should those kennel clubs accept their terms without question?... hat was said in AKC’s letter of intent with FCI which continues to remain a secret document...University of Florida at Gainesville to add $58 million dollar state-ofthe-art veterinary facility... American bred Australian Cattledog wins Israel’s Hope Cup – second largest show of the year there...Four delegates elected to Board – three on first ballot headed by Alan Kalter with Bob Smith making it three ballots later, other victors are Lee Arnold and Carl Ashby... Over 145,000 spectators attend Crufts which is won by

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incredible “Charmin” Sealyham handled by Margery Good under our own Peter Green...AKC announce MEET THE BREEDS for Dogs And Cats to be held at Javitts Center in NYC in October with major sponsor being the pet insurance company Pet Partners...Center for Consumer Freedom has petitioned the Commonwealth of Virginia to reclassify PETA as a “slaughterhouse” due to its practice of killing dogs and cats taken in by them...Relocation of strays to Shelters from other states questioned in sense that adopting people think they are local

dogs thereby hurting reputation of breeders...Term limits adopted by Delegates towards Board called unwise by DOG NEWS...BSL keeps rearing ugly head...LA mandatory spay law goes under due to economic times as the first place to cut budget is in the Animal Services Department...2,000 foreign dogs among the Crufts entry of 22,000 plus...Three new Member Clubs named – none from Agility though since Constitutionally no agility club may be a member club – shouldn’t this be changed many people ask?... Are service dogs and show CONTINUED ON PAGE 90

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MARCH CONTINUED dogs taking advantage of the situation by flying as such?... Whether championships should be awarded prior to a first birthday a question once again raised and ignored by those in authority...Sweden names 47 breeds with health problems and asks judges to look for the problems in

the rings – like the UK they seem to make judges vets not conformation authorities... AR extremists keep the hits coming with massive legislative proposals on every level – battling them takes time and money...Should age be considered in judges approval process?...Lance Mackay

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KC/Eukanuba to move to Florida in 2011 through 2015 in the state-of-the-art Orange Convention Center in Orlando...Now if they only held the show in the middle of the week and not in competition with other clubs think of how great that would be...David Merrian retires from Board... Term limits effects under heavy debate...Group Realignment debate starts to fuel up as the move towards 10 Groups gains momentum – MSN measures and attacks on breeders since January total 12 in different States – coincidence or well-planned attack is question raised... Thirty-nine States pass Good Citizenship requirements for dogs... Sign that mixed-breed participation in AKC events can be nationally accepted...AKC expanding role towards all dogs hailed in most circles...Twelve states ban gas euthanasia of dogs with six more having laws in the hopper... Age discrimination in UK questioned internationally...Nine hundred

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dogs compete in AKC Agility Championships held in Concord, North Carolina...Concerned Dog Owners of California continue to fight the good fight against unreasonable breeding bills in that State...Defining the business of breeding dogs becomes major contretemps as many on the Internet are offering the idea as a quick get rich profit scheme...What is mentality of judging approval processes – to fill the ranks or to find people who really understand dogs?...Is there a philosophy about site approval or will all Clubs in the Northeast end up in Springfield, Massachusetts?...Great Dane Club donates $50,000 to CHF...Unanimous approval from Board for mixed-breed participation on many levels for AKC...Major victory for Menaker-Sprung team... Bo – purebred PWD chosen by Obama family... Kosher food for dogs and now Seders too – What’s next???DOG NEWS helps in defeating A7218 in NY – an anti-docking bill which Ann Lettis brings to the attention

of the sport nationally...Sadie moves to top of race as America’s Number One dog...How much money is CAR really beginning to lose? is new question raised... Online Pharmacies complaints have led to the formation of a new certification program for veterinary products – beware the scammers... Two major pharmaceutical mergers affecting dogs recently occurred – Pfizer is acquiring Wyeth which is already parent of Ft. Dodge Animal Health and Merial has merged with ScheringPlough the former AKC chip maker...What is going on with the AKC chip anyway and who is running the ship?...DOG NEWS is now totally on the Internet gratis and will be archived accordingly...With only Dr. Haines in opposition the Board approved the concept of four shows per year for certain clubs... We all know what a catastrophe that kind of thinking produced – just look at the present backto-back scene approved with similar transparent limitations – How come

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only Dr. Haines remembered that fiasco one must ask?...”Shelters and Who Run Them” is the fascinating article by Wayne A. Cavanaugh in UKC’s BLOODLINE Magazine – should be required reading I believe...Group Realignment issue is topic du jour – as though there are not more important issues to consider... Sweden adopts a rule that non-Nordic judges must be a judge for three years and judge the breed three times before being permitted to judge a point show in Sweden but would not apply to judges from the UK...AKC stand up and take notice...Confusion reigns as to whether or not NUTRO is being investigated by the FDA... Pet owners expected to spend $2 billion more on their pets in 2009 than last year – what economic downturn – this per the American Pet Products Association... ARer Daniel Andreas San Diego is the first ARer to make the FBI’s most wanted list for two bombings in California... CONTINUED ON PAGE 94


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Owners Cara Campbell DVM Cecelia Ruggles Beth Dowd Mike Doleski www.dalriadakennel.com Presented By Scott Sommer Associates: Adam Peterson and Klayton Harris

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AY... North Shore Animal League in 2008 received 7,500 dogs and pups from other States while PetSmart’s Rescue Waggin has transported more than 25,000 dogs for placement to new homes from the Midwest and South to the North and Northeast in the last four years...

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re breeders to be blamed for alleged overpopulation figures or shelters which transfer the dogs at fault???KC in UK decides not to recognize the title of “FCI International Champion”... Cost to AKC of Delegate Meetings is $600,000 annually and that’s without ancillary expenses – looking for cost savings...here’s a place for sure...Individual memberships for AKC considered as a legitimate means to get outside permissible cash and to continue existing operations if not expand them...The alleged NUTRO investigation by FDA was spurious and instigated by a single Web site – how careful we must all be in overreacting to Internet rumors and the like...SB250 now being fought in California – does a day go by when some sort of nutty law isn’t proposed in that State???Generic judges seem to rule the day as the breed specialist is becoming a thing of the past...Should Delegate attendance at meetings be a factor in continuing his/her seat and who should control this the AKC or the Club?Again the question is raised what’s going on with

Car? – no discernible answer... Canine Health Foundation begins individual membership drive... Pet insurance policies increase as economy continues to suffer... Pat Trotter to write bimonthly for DOG NEWS which readership has increased tremendously due to the entire newspaper being online weekly...Group realignment losing favor in leaps and bounds as good points are being ignored for bad...Elliott Weiss heads Westminster panel for 2010... Nestle-Purina breaks grounds for Purina Dog Center 84,000 square foot facility...European Winner Dog Show draws 4,000 dogs in Dublin...The death of Josephine Deubler mourned internationally... Obesity in dogs becomes major issue...ARers in droves are attacking breeders and lumping all breeders as one...Three resignations from GC of KC in UK shake up the establishment – resigning are Eric Smethurst, Bill King and Ann Arch...Premature Board Postings with regard to suspensions of privileges must be avoided – in this day of instant communication even the shortest of time window can result in disaster for this kind

of error which has now occurred twice within a very short period of time...Dog Prevention Week in May announces the greatest number of dog bites take place in homes with more than one dog... Some 885,000 dog bites were reported nationally...Sadie widens lead as numero uno...Attempts at reducing costs at shows seem to be going nowhere...DFS announced as the new major sponsor of Crufts...This internationally known furniture company which is owned by Lord Kirkham, a well known dog fancier, replaces Pedigree and becomes the first major non-dog food company sponsor or even non-dog related company of a major dog show event...This could open the door to others doing the same...Noreen Baxter retires as Vice President at AKC... Opening the doors to new Grand Championship title discussed at Board and Delegate level... Public opposition at AGM meeting in UK a first as some question GC’s attitude on change of breed standards among other things... New TV channel to air Crufts but announcement not yet made as to which it is going to be...

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Council on Education has moved Tuskegee Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine from limited to full accreditation...Lou Auslander reigns as a Judge setting the example as he usually does...FDA has approved first cancer drug for dogs called Pallida and is manufactured by Pfizer...Board Members being allowed to get more breeds, the propriety CONTINUED ON PAGE 98

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WORLD WINNER

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Ch. Salishan How Do You Like Me Now, ROM

Salishan is the proud home of: • All Breed Best in Show Winners • Westminster Best of Breed Winners • Multiple National Specialty Winners • Seven Generations of Group First Winners At right, Toby on his way to Best of Breed at The 2009 World Show in Bratislava, Slovakia. Pictured with judge Ms. Monique Van Brempt, Belgium And Breeder Owner Handler Gary Carr.

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JUNE CONTINUED of same raised again by former Board Chairman Bob Berndt... The importance of Sweepstakes Judging and selecting proper, qualified judges in this area is rediscussed again...Are the assignments for these sweepstakes being misused and what is the motivation of some of those people judging them?... Are the breeders and the dogs the losers one must ask?... Moving Dog Museum from St. Louis becomes open topic du jour...Eliminating BOW is open thought again as many exhibits seem to be made up without defeating a dog of their own sex...The Grand Championship title appears a fait accompli but the joke is the same judges

who hand out the regular CH’s are going to be giving this new title out as well...What does that accomplish???Number and cost of delegate meetings under scrutiny as is number of Board meetings and their costs as well...At Raleigh Delegate meeting some people asked whether the ITT Department was overdeveloped considering the drop in registrations – is that the case?...Sadie seems to be making a runaway of the race for number One unlike last year which was soooo very close..... AKC’s business partner NGKC in China comes out loudly against the killing of dogs there in rabies epidemic and endorses rabies shots for dogs instead...They

are the only Chinese KC to so react and FCI is silent on this as on most issues...The passing of Michael Sauve shocks and saddens dog world...A new airlines for dogs only is introduce and is called Pet Airways...SB250 in California opposed again and again...Judges fees and how to control them – if they should be controlled new topic du jour... The problem of course with updating the procedures and governance processes of AKC is that everything must go through the Delegate Body which is unwilling to give an inch or lose an iota of power...This on-going dilemma seems impossible to resolve unless drastic conditions are taken...

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he deaths of seven show dogs in St. Louis by gas fumes whilst in the hands of a professional handler shocks dog world…Anniversary of the first dog show held 150 years ago in Newcastle, England is celebrated…HSUS and Wayne Pacelle President of HSUS come under ridicule for making and endorsing a dog food which has no meat protein and uses as its base organic ground canola seed…The VA has partnered with the Freedom Service Dogs division in Denver Colorado to find dogs who match with wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq to aid in their recovery…There is no charge to the VA or the soldiers and since it costs at least $20,000 to train these dogs contributions to FSD are a necessity…Adopting Military War Dogs is an excellent option for those who have the room for these K-9 heroes…International Symposium of the Dog being put on by the KC in London…Just how regulatory an agency should AKC become is philosophical question being bantered about…A new dog flu with a Vaccine H3N8 is being marketed with caution…”Scent lineups” based on dog reactions come in for heavy criticism…Who says PETA is too extreme – because they object to President Obama swatting flies????Really now…Reassessing judges

approvals comes to light particularly emphasized by the unexpected death of Mike Sauve who was a known proponent of hands-on testing and the need to stress type over generic forms of judging…The FCI conundrum with breed standards particularly noticeable in South America and Asia as those countries tend to follow American tastes and standards much more than do the European countries…Merck announces pill to combat fleas and ticks…New study indicates therapy dogs may pick up diseases in hospitals – wash those paws carefully after visiting there that’s a given…Has KC in U.K. become obsessed with being too politically correct as a result of the BBC airing? – A lot of folk think so…Breed type argument resounds through Fancy as judges approval process seems to neglect judges ability to judge as compared to filling in box requirements…Giant crack down on dog fighting as 400 dogs are rescued, 26 people arrested in seven state raid…Bucks for Billboard campaign supported heavily by DOG NEWS as means to fight PETA and HSUS…AVMA rejects proposal to revise stance against cropping and docking…UK International Symposium pretty well stuck to its guns and insisted upon altering breed standards to the point that GC Member Barbour said, “Like it or lump it” CONTINUED ON PAGE 107

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Yarrow& &Venerie NORFOLK TERRIERS

Home of the Breed’s Top Winners ince joining forces more than 15 years ago and creating a partnership that combined the Yarrow Kennels of Beth Sweigart and the Venerie Kennels of Pam & John Beale we have produced innumerable champions, All Breed Best in Show winners and National Specialty Best of Breed winners. We hit the peak when we partnered with Elizabeth Matell of the famous Cracknor Norfolk Terrier kennel in England. This union brought the incomparable English & American Champion Cracknor Cause Celebre to the United States. “Coco” as she is called became the top winning Norfolk Terrier of all time capping that achievement becoming the Number One Dog of All Breeds in the United States and returned home to her native England where she was named Best in Show at the Crufts Dog Show. She is also the dam of the Number One Norfolk Terrier 2006, 2007, 2008 All Systems in the United States, Ch. Cause For Celebration and the Granddam of our newest star Ch. Cracknor Cross The T’s, already an All Breed Best In Show winner from the classes, defeating over 2,500 dogs under judge Ms. Marion Ward.

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CH. CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION America’s Top Norfolk Terrier 2006, 2007, 2008 All Systems Top Sire 2008 & 2009 Elisabeth Matell

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Plum

She was bred to win and is a Best In Show winner from the classes

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CH. YARROW VENERIE VAMP A specialty winner, she and her brother Valor were Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex at the first AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show

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YARROW VENERIE THE VOCALIST An All Breed Best In Show and Specialty Winner

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JULY CONTINUED – in other words do as we say or get out – echoed by Chair Irving too!!! Loveland, Colorado artist wins big at Wichita Art Show at the Dog Show… Gerald King named new Chair for Crufts…More 4 takes place of BBC as airer for Crufts on TV…David Merriam resigns as Delegate and virtually cuts ties with purebred dog world allegedly in reaction to the mixed breeds move on the part of AKC… AKC forms a Canine Health and Welfare Advisory panel as a forum to discuss proactively scientific and ethical concerns...Michael Vick gets reinstated and the reactions are all over the place…We now have the “very important” amateur-owner handler class – I always thought it was the dogs we

were judging not the people….The idea of adding non-dog business people to the Board or dog people with business experience but who are not delegates proposed once again…Idea met with deafening silence by the Delegates who consider this a major threat to their power status…Banfield whose major share holder is Mars (Pedigree) has moved in and sided with the AMVA and will not perform cropping or docking procedures…Your reaction please!!!...New Zealand government approves docking procedures for dogs…FCI posts on its Web site agreements between UK and AKC… AKC remains silent…Paolo Dondino of Italy to judge BIS at Crufts in 2011…

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UGUST... Merck plans on selling Merial to clear path for its planned merger with Schering-Plough...As animal vaccines become a bigger asset for drug companies one must wonder where it will end up for the consumer…

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ho is behind and what person is prompting OEDC to take the position on mixedbreeds which would prevent its enactment?…Is there a move afoot to eliminate close to 60 breeds and for the AKC to deny registrations for dogs from these breeds on the basis of perceived health/welfare factors? – FCI and the European Council seem to be moving in that direction… Hopefully that’s not where we in the States should be heading????...KC’s decision to take away cc’s as a form of punishment for those breed clubs which refuse to accept breed standard changes is roundly denounced worldwide…AKC closes library except for special pre-arranged appointments – move sets off major controversy…HSUS praised in its fight against dog fighting but their motives are questioned by many…Anything good said about HSUS is bound to be derided by certain segments of the dog community…Producers of Pedigree Dogs Exposed and writers for DOG NEWS in major dispute over what was written in DOG NEWS…In calling Pedigree Dogs Exposed much

less than a documentary and comparing the RSPCA in the UK to HSUS we succeeded in irritating tremendously those producers – “too bad” is our reaction…Board votes against OEDC amendment…KC appeals the BBC broadcast to the semigovernmental agency OFCOM… AKC archives online and digital collections are growing…The term “good fault” questioned and OK’d and misunderstood too…Are there too many cheap champions in Canada is question asked by Andrew Brace…As the Nominating Committee is named it becomes all too apparent how ridiculously limiting the new term limits adopted by the Delegates are…PETA and HSUS both highly criticized in DOG NEWS for their duplicitous roles in the Michael Vick situation…Bill Hemby, chairperson of PetPac, one of the leading organizations fighting many anti-breeder laws in California named in lawsuit code worded “Operation False Charity” although PetPac itself was not named…Library continues operation sans librarian and on an appointment-only basis… Many in fancy extremely un-

happy with this decision and ask for re-evaluation of space in New York…Confusion in some quarters as to whether the Archivist Norma Rosato-Blake is acting as Librarian too…Sadie taking insurmountable lead in race for dog of the year….Increasing revenues and reducing expenses is the most recent goal announced by the Board of Directors at AKC – it will be interesting to see the priorities taken in those areas, won’t it?...Degree of disease in purebred and cross-breds including designer dogs is basically the same – a message which should be reverberated throughout the country and the world…Will Board accept cloned Lab registration papers???...Term Limits as passed by Delegates expected to wreck havoc with Board nominations for at least the next five years…Purina Incredible Agility Challenge a highlight of the agility year and is televised on ESPN…APAA now estimates Americans to spend $45.4 billion on pets up from the 43.2 billion spent last year…Of this $17.4 billion is for food and $22 billion for over-the-counter medicine and veterinary care… CONTINUED ON PAGE 110

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rand Champion confusion prevails as requirements for awarding title have not been clearly spelled out for most people…Breeders Showcase held in Santa Barbara hailed as major and positive step forward…The right to own and breed dogs must be the goal of the AKC and its budget must reflect this goal is gist of articles which appear in DOG NEWS…Lyme vaccine now available through Schering-Plough… Unofficially OFCOM has ruled basically in favor of KC and against the BBC in the airing of the Pedigree Dogs Exposed program…Official confirmation yet to be had… PDE being used by ARers here as an example of how bad pure bred dogs are and the sooner the OFCOM report is released the better off we all will be…Bob Berndt writes that it was never the intent of the passed term limits bill to permit Board Members displaced to run the following year for the

same position…Unfortunately that’s exactly what was done and now we are paying the price for it unless it is changed…Deans of all Veterinary Schools in US polled on their schools stands relative issue of cropping docking – Only three of 27 Deans answer – No responses from Cornell and U of P particularly noted considering the inter-reaction those schools have with the purebred show going communities…Obedience to add next year a new class called Beginner Novice…There are at least 10,000 psychiatric service dogs currently assisting people with a variety of mental illnesses in the USA…The Defense Department has financed a $300,000 study that will pair veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with dogs trained to sense when servicemen are about to have a panic attack…The need to protect long established shows with great traditions highlighted by

the demise of Westchester KC…. Group realignment referred back to Board by the Delegates which means the idea is dead for the time being…DOG NEWS and the entire American world of dogs is shocked and saddened by the unfortunate car crash which took the life of one Walt Bebot…Zena Thorn Andrews approved to judge CC’s in all breeds in the UK and is the only judge there so honored… Judges being assessed a fee to reduce the cost of judging operations a strong liklihood now… CHF awards close to $1 million in grants covering across the board health problems…PAC Committee report earns applause from all who see it…AKC’s Handbook celebrating its 125th Anniversary is released to favorable reviews… Global Welfare Responsibility Forum announced as first of its kind for China and is sponsored by NGKC AKC’s business partner in the Global Business division…

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nor Schwarzeneggar in major victory for California breeders…MEET THE BREEDS major success with over 35,000 spectators coming to Javits Center in NYC…Nominating Committee names slate which includes two former members forced to retire due to badly worded term limits proviso furthering demands that the term limits by-law be revised…World Show held in Slovakia with hugh entries amidst reported major confusion with some beautiful dogs being exhibited…Mixed breed owners show up at MEET THE BREEDS and sign up over 800 dogs….Pharaoh Hound from Sweden the winner as 80,000 spectators jam show in Slovakia…The North American Pet Health Insurance Association reports a double-digit increase in the pet health insurance sector with nearly 1 million pet owners in America having pet health insurance out of the some 154 million cat and dog owners in the US and Canada…Now it will take a former employee of AKC three years to become a Delegate – why such a short time period some ask?… CONTINUED ON PAGE 114

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Over $225,000 in prize money offered at the AKC/Eukanuba show and AKC is worried whether they are perceived as being money conscious in the matter of recognizing certain kennel clubs from Asia…In 2010, Agility World Championship to be run on real dirt not carpet in Reiden Germany – that’s a major change for Americans…

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SUS has representatives in virtually every state – should AKC too and is this cost realistic???... Flying of dogs weekly debated with pros and cons given…Board postpones indefinitly Group Realignment…Looking for more money is AKC – how about increasing fees for holding shows which has not gone up in almost 50 years…OFCOME has postponed again its bad report about the BBC airing of PDE but at least the LONDON TIMES now admits that OFCOM is upholding a number of the complaints notwithstanding the legal tactics of the attorneys of BBC…Puppies Behind Bars program gains national recognition…Bucks for Billboard campaign gaining stature in many more states…Number of times a judge adjudicates upon the same dog in a year comes under discussion… Should there be a limit? is the question asked…With all the new

titles being added to AKC dogs we’’ll soon need an interpretor for the abbreviations….Discover Dogs – the forerunner in the UK of our Meet the Breeds to occur in London….Now its Macedonia’s turn to be recognized by AKC but not China – oh well, let’s bring in more foreign judges that have little experience so more people can exchange assignments and visit the world at the expense of the American exhibitor…AKC/Eukanuba’s show will be the largest of the year entry ways…Reduced fees offered to breeders who register an entire litter themselves…Philadelphia KC’s après Macy Parade show sponsored by Purina gets major share of TV viewer market… AKC Canine Health Foundation Conference hailed as big success and receives coveted four star rating from Charity Navigator agency responsible for rating philanthropic organizations…Sadie tops 100,000

points with two full months of competition remaining…LSU Veterinary School receives additional grant of $11.1 million…Dr. Lonnie King to head Veterinary School at OSU…Gladstone and Battaglia to run from floor for Board seats in March…Hopefully Delegates By-Laws Committee will seek a re-vote on term limits – with other avenues opened to do this why it must be them is a puzzlement… Delegate qualifications suggested not outlined by Board in sop to Member Clubs…Board pares monies to CHF incurring many to ask why not pare other agencies and budgets and not those dealing with canine health…Working Dog Sport dropped by Board – boy did this cost money to implement and run – Delegate eligibility major problem to be resolved…To the back burner goes group realignment…Board urged to revisit matter of judges approval processes…

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KC urged to court commercial breeders of repute… World Class Dog Challenge divided into geographic sections and to be judged accordingly at Invitational Celebration per press release…Sadie wins 125th Anniversary Show as Bracco Italino is awarded World Challenge…Havoc in Agility ring first day due to torrential rains…Change in judging procedures for World Challenge confuse many…Foreign judges’ role debated throughout American Fancy…Large number of bred by exhibits impress all at 125th as do Meet The Breeds… Delegates rubber stamp new Championship title… CHF Gala incredibly successful…OFCOM finally comes out with report finding mainly in favor of the KC and

against the BBC…On very day report is released BBC America airs PDE on American TV ignoring OFCOM report totally as does TODAY SHOW …Stockholm Show draws 5,800 dogs…Helsinki two days later has entry of 17,000 dogs…DOG NEWS Christmas wishes titulates Fancy as usual…Bobby Fisher retires from AKC and returns to handling…Scandals rack both Bull Terrier Club and Dog Writers as monies are taken from treasuries in record amounts leaving them empty…Delegates approve Grand Champion as By Laws Committee asks for term limits to be be rescinded...Fancy prepares for New Year and Christmas Holidays… CONTINUED ON PAGE 118

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Ch. Bandog Bayou’s The Warrior Griffin is shown winning the Breed on the first day of the competitive Florida Circuit under Judge Mr. Robert Sharp. Griffin won Seven Breeds and Five Group Placements the first two weeks of January!

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HELLOS

Kent and Gwen Meyer-Luke Grant Mandy Clevenger and Gustavo Molinari-Gavin Adrian Marcy and CR Boyes-Edward Alfred III Robbin and Tara Markey-Makena Tara Roxanne and Jesse Sutton-Charlize Catherine Elizabeth Paul and Kelly Catterson-Evan Laura and Charlie Coomes-Zachary Bryan Kyri Menaker and Alyse Jasinski-Aiden Marc

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Tara Tuthill and Bruce Schultz Tara Martin and JD Rowell Roz Krause and Andrew Kramer Barbara Murray and Duane Barnes Doreen Higuki and Joe Waterman Kim Langlands and John Corver Carol Dowd and Rahmean Kamalbake Robin and Kent McFarland Erin Karst and Shane hooper James LeFrak and Caroline Bierbaum

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Gerlinda Hockler Judy Krokover Eleanor Haeberle Gil Hansen Douglas Theissen Bryn Cadogan (Wales) Mike Shea George Heitzman Andrew Doyle G. Scott Parsons Lys Higgins Joe Williams Dorothy Gomes Jill Conger Stephanie Barry

Margaretta Stone Steve Bernard Rachel Page Elliott Esmee Treen C. Clarke Ambrose Lloyd Alton Roger Stone (U.K.) Nedra Adam Josephine Deubler Jean (Daisy) Kennedy Joe Waring Dorothy D. Nickles Frank Castroal Michael Suave Wendy Gerity Jean Dills Jerry Roszman Roy Stenmark Juliette De Bairach Levy (UK) Martha Stern Jim Burns Bobbi Wagner Lynn Shellenbarger David Vogt

Chuck Bush Judy Doniere Arnold Wolff Walter R. Bebot Virginia Savori Frank Mascuch Susie Kilby Dr. Stephen Blau Georgina Gutherie Corky Gauger Barbara Walsh Thomas Dunk Ed Patterson Marcia Foy Jean Carvill Thomas (Tad) Duncan Hoyt Reinking Sam Draper Bea Naysmith Peter Heide Mona Berkowitz Muriel Fisher Paula McAteer Graham Head (Australia) Sam Burke

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Shown Ten Times in 2009 Number 13* Rottweiler All Breed points

Ch. Falkore Taking Care of Bizness Ch. Gamegards US Marshall

Ch. Stonehedge Rising Phoenix, VCD2, MX, AXJ

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Ch. Yarrow Venerie Starlite Express Sire: Ch. Sandina Sorcerer

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Ch. Nova’s V Kelview Zane Red V Barchett Sire: Ch. Trotyl De Black Shadow

Dam: Ch. Nova’s Zina V Kelview

Finishing as a youngster in 2009 Excited for his 2010 Specials Career

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Venerie Kennels Ch. Venerie’s Regatta Dr. Who Sire: Ch. Yarrow Venerie Vocalist

Dam: Ch. Yarrow Venerie Volcano

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First Norfolk Terrier Club of America National Specialty at Montgomery County Kennel Club Judge Ms. Linda More

The Number One* Norfolk Terrier Breed points

Best In Show Judge Mr. Robert Moore

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Ch. Sharjet’s Hard Spun CGC WAC Sire: Ch. Finika’s Z-Man V Delmar

Dam: Ch. Sharjet’s Star Attraction CD, ROM, WAC, RA, CGC, PI

“Ash” Multiple Breed and Group Placements in 2009 Looking forward to his future Owner Carol Carino

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Milledals Ch. Milledals Karefree Mon Forte

“Monty” Limited Showing A Top Twenty* Dalmatian Multiple Specialty Winner All before his first birthday Professional Handling By

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“Rambo” Ch. Dillon’s Midnight Rambler Sire: AM/UKC Ch. Niklby’s Tamper Proof, CD, RE, OA, NAJ

Dam: Niklby’s Special Evening, CD, RA, WAC

Thank you Judge Col. Jerry Weiss

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Juslyn Kennels Ch. Barbary Rough ‘N Ready “Rocco” Thank you Breeder Denise Monette for this beautiful dog

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Suffolk Kennels Ch. Suffolk Louis Latte Sire: Ch. Deansleigh Interceptor

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“Miles” made his debut in 2009 Award of Merit Hatboro II

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Ch. Wave Seeker’s Castaway Saucon Finland Import

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he race for Dog of the Year has been a steady one and with a few shows to go it was clear that the Wire Fox bitch, Ch. Blackdale Carousel, could not be caught, thus owner-handler Andrew Goodsell could travel to California for the Eukanuba World Challenge as winner of BIS at the FCI European show with no anxiety. Bred in the famous Irish kennel of Harry O’Donoghue, Ruby went to Andrew as a mature bitch where she became one of just two house dogs and consequently receives 24/7 attention from her devoted owner. This

is reflected not only in her superb presentation but also the way she animates for her master. Runner up to the Wire was the brindle Boxer male, Ch. Winuwuk Lust at First Sight. Bred in one of the most consistently successful Boxer kennels in recent years, Max is co-owned by the kennel’s octogenarian founder along with her two much younger partners, Tim Hutchings and Julie Brown, who always handles Max to full advantage. It is interesting that our two top dogs have been piloted by people who are very young in British terms, which has to be good for the sport. Interestingly, both these two were produced from a regime of close linebreeding. If the Kennel Club takes its breeding restrictions a stage further, it could well be that such pedigrees would in the future be outlawed, a sad prospect.

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first three dogs were unable to travel. Top Toy again was the Maltese male, Ch. Benatone Gold Ring, another steered to his many successes by a young exhibitor, Sarah Jackson, who is one more enthusiast whose grooming and presentation is always to be marveled at. Topping the Utility group is the spectacular Dalmatian bitch, Mark Dunnachie’s Ch. Dvojica Voodoo. This charismatic mover ended her career by not only smashing the breed’s record for Challenge Certificates won but also taking another BIS all breeds.

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nother new breed record holder headed the Hound Group in the shape of Brian and Linda Middleton’s Norwegian Elkhound, Ch. Kestos I Spy at Graythor, a dog that seems to get better with age and always uses himself so well on the move.

Finally the Pastoral group leader is another history-maker in Sarah Taylor’s Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Ch Bymil Picture This. Like the Dalmatian, she won her first CC under me as a Junior so I have been delighted to see her go on. Until this year a Cardigan had unbelievably never won a group, but this beautiful bitch did so and more. In December we had Brando and Carousel competing in the World Challenge at Long Beach where Carousel, the Wire, made the final dozen. Whilst there were no direct British connections with Axel, the Bracco who wooed the crowd and Mr Sabella, we can claim that he was the very first BOB winner at Crufts! What 2010 has in store for dog breeders and exhibitors remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, our lot is not going to get any easier with thinly disguised animal rights ideals pervading our every nook and cranny. Dog shows in the UK and beyond now have to fight for survival, that is for sure.

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It has sponsored educational seminars on the Fribers. Yearly dues are $35.00 and there is an initiaday and Saturday before Westminster Kennel Club’s tion fee of $20.00 (which includes a judge’s name show in New York City in February since its incepbadge, DJAA logo pin, and a copy of the DJAA tion. These seminars feature a couple of breeds (or SnapShots). Benefits of membership include attendbreed comparisons) from each group given ing DJAA seminars at a reduced cost, receiving by some of the top breeders of our time. “Snapshots” (group booklets prepared by Someone from the American KenDJAA members highlighting breed stannel Club’s judges department also dards) and updates at no cost, and a speaks to the attendees highlightnewsletter (“The Bulletin”) aimed ing pertinent topics of the day as at keeping members apprised of they pertain to AKC’s role with future programs and breed speits judges. cific information. DJAA will also For the past couple of years, “interface” with AKC’s Judging DJAA has also worked with the Operations as needed. AKC in co-sponsoring group The organization holds an CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 seminars. Jointly, they held a Toy Annual Meeting the weekend beInstitute in 2008, a Terrier Institute fore Westminster. Its Board meets in 2009, and upcoming in 2010 will be a quarterly or as necessary by teleconNon-Sporting Institute. All of these have been ference. Communication with members is and will be in conjunction with July’s Housvia the newsletter, email or regular mail. ton shows in Texas. It also sponsors a free reception in New DJAA describes its goal as, “(Being) York prior to Westminster for all meman association dedicated to improving our bers and their guests. judging community and quality through DJAA maintains an active Web education. Our association with the AKC site, www.djaa.org, which contains is ongoing to achieve these ends.” It is not only information about the organot considered to be an advocacy group – nization, its officers and activities, one that is out front making a lot of noise but also has handy interactive Web about this or that on behalf of the judgpages of AKC’s additional breed and ing community. adjunct forms in MS Word that are DJAA presently has over 800 memavailable for anyone to use.

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SCJA According to its Web site, the Senior Conformation Judges’ Association was founded in 1983. One of its primary purposes is listed as assisting “our judges when they have a problem with the AKC.” It could be described as an activist, advocacy organization which states its main function to be:

“To emphasize and assist in every way possible with the education of judges, prospective judges, and dog breeders. “To sponsor educational seminars and symposia on a regional and national basis on all phases of judging and any other facet of the dog world for judges, prospective judges, breeders and exhibitors and to work closely with and support the Senior Conformation Judges Association Education Fund. (A separate tax-exempt 501 (c) (3)educational corporation.). To represent the judges’ positions and act on their behalf with all national kennel clubs and other governing bodies pertaining to the promulgation of rules, regulations, and policies concerning all phases affecting the judging of pure-bred dogs and the actions of the individual judges. “To solicit, on behalf of the members, special rates from motels, airlines, car

rental companies, etc., with the aim of reducing travel costs for the benefit of show-giving clubs and ultimately the exhibitors. “To record, honor, and recognize the contribution to the fancy of Senior Dog Show Judges.” Over the years, SCJA appears to have become a virtual oneman show whose tentacles reach into the core fabric of the judging community. Anyone with a complaint against the AKC (in general), its field representatives (in particular), and especially AKC’s Judging Operations is encouraged to contact SCJA where, if deemed appropriate, SCJA will intervene as necessary. SCJA educational efforts operate under a separate corporation – the American Canine Education Fund (ACEF). The ACEF sponsors individual Group Institutes, as well as a general Judges’ Institute (although its 2009 Judges’ Institute was cancelled). Its presenters are usually parent club approved and receive no remuneration towards expenses. The institutes are open to all (including United Kennel Club judges) and not just AKC judges or potential AKC judges. SCJA proudly sponsors a buffet/dance in New York during Westminster that is open to anyone who wants to attend – judgCONTINUED ON PAGE 160

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