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The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America





'ck's-K-S- Tzarr Schwartz Max is truly a very intelligent 4th place

Sire: FC Flintlock's Addition Dam: Flintlock's

dog with more desire then you could ask for. puppy Classic

1996 GWPCA Nationals

Top Ten Puppy/Derby

Cheap Trick


3rd place


1997 GWPCA

Water Test


1997 GWPCA Nationals

Max has his puppy and derb


g. He started the spring trials with 3

boke wins, two 3rd's and on me developing

My thanks to breeder & trai

Max in a great field dog.

996 Nationals Illinois Specialty finishing hefCha times out- Two Best of Breeds!.

Irene is a lovely typey bitch with a greattemperment,


Many thanks to Lisa Jaffe for sending me such a wonderful pup. Also many thanks to ,Lisa and Helen George for h P S. Lisa, Irene will meet her brothers at the Nationals.

K-S- Tzar Princess "Princess" Sire: SGR Dirty Laundry Dam: Ch Aga JH

Princess is my/first home grown, and she will do it all for me. She has great desire, is;~ig running and has lots of style on her birds. Princess


very high scores.

her Junior Hunting

title in just two weekends

I had a hard time keeping


her in that small square

field. She would rather take a tree line and run and run. Now it's time to get her ready to join the "big boys" . Princess also has a 3 pt major in the show ring.

PS. An honorable mention to K-S-Tzarr Oberfrau-Rose (Hawkeye x Ch Aga) and owner Hal Christensen on their first trials.






President: Bill Richardson 1232 Brocker Rd., Metamora, MI48455 (810) 678-2529


Judy Cheshire 46 South ridge Dr. , Glen Cove ,NY 11542 (516) 671-3564 FORT DETROIT GWP CLUB Pat McGowan

Rt 7 Box 332, Georgetown, (803) 546-3495

Secretary: Karen Nelsen 25821 Lucille Ave., Lomita, CA 90717 (310) 530-3264 Treasurer: Linda Michaelis PO Box127, Monticello, MN 55362 (612) 878-1685 Eastern Director: Mal Decker 1951 Hoffmansville Rd., Fredrick, PA 19435 (610) 754-0072 Mid West Director: Elizabeth Dixon N7815 County Rd N Spring Valley, WI 5476 (715) 778-4675 Western Director: Rocky Gilleard, PO Box 94, Warm Springs, MT 59756 (406) 693-2381 Membership Chairperson: Rhonda Amucdson W8751 340th Ave, HagerCity, WI54014 (715) 792-2913

1332 Bald Eagle Lake Rd Ortonville, MI 48462 (248) 627-4093 GWP OF NORTHERN Jean Renner

Vice President: Penny Ljungren 28124-199th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042 (206) 631-6232

Web Master:





Ct, Albuquerque,

MN 87120




OHIO SC 29440

TWIN CITIES GWP CLUB Liz Dixon N7815 County Rd. N., Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675 GWP CLUB OF ILLINOIS Sandra Hoessel 425 N. School St., Braidwood, IL 60408 (815) 458-0116 GWP CLUB OF WISCONSIN Sue Clemons 1031 Amy Belle Rd., Germantwon, (414) 628-3452

WI 53022

GWP OF EASTERN NEBRASKA Andy Miller 3103 Spring St., Omaha, NE 68105 GV:P OF CENTRAL IOWA Dennis Brwon 2412,A lone Ct., RR2 Ames, IA 5001 0 (515) 233-2710 CROSS TIMBERS


Kandy Scaramuzzo 4714 Lester Dr., RR7, Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 429-8469 GWP OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Sharon Jahn 1360 Estates Dr., Dixon, CA 95620 (916) 678-2289 GWPC OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Karen Nelsen 25821 Lucille Ave., Lomita, CA 90717 (310) 530-3264 GWP CLUB OF UTAH Lynda Craig 9166 S Soiena Way, Sandy, UT 84093 (801) 943-9814 OREGON GWP CLUB Mary Hanson 17941 SW Sandra Lane, Aloha, OR 97006 (503) 848-6845 SEATTLE-TACOMA GWP CLUB Laura Reeves 3216 Key Penisula Hwy., Gig Harbor, WA 98329 (206) 857-5272





64155 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701

(541) 388-373



GENERAL APPEARANCE: The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and sturdily built, the breed's most distinguishing characteristics are its weatherresistant, wire-like coat and its facial furnishings. Typically pointer in character and style, the German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent, energetic and determined hunter. SIZE, PROPORTION, SU BST ANCE: The height of males should be from 24-26 inches at the withers. Bitches are smaller but not under 22 inches. To insure the working quality of the breed is maintained, dogs that are either over or under the specified height must be severly penalized. The body is a little longer than it is high, as ten is to nine. The German Wirehaired Pointer is a versatile hunter built for agility and endurance in the field. Correct size and balance are essential to high performance. HEAD: The head is moderately long. Eyes are brown, medium in size, oval in contour, bright and clear and overhung with medium length eyebrows. Yellow eyes are not desirable. The ears are rounded but not too broad and hang close to the head. The skull is broad and the occipital bone not too prominent. The stop is medium. The muzzle is fairly long with nasal bone straight, broad, and parallet to the top of the skull. The nose is dark brown with nostrils wide open. A spotted or flesh colored nose is to be penalized. The lips are a trifle pendulous but close to the jaw and bearded. The jaws are strong with a full complement of evenly set and properly intermeshing teeth. The incisors meet in a true scissors bite. NECK, TOPLINE AND BODY: The neck is of medium length, slightly arched and devoid of dewlap. The entire back line showing a perceptible slope down from withers to croup. The skin throughout is notably tight to the body. The chest is deep and capacious with ribs well sprung. The tuck-up is apparent. The back is short, straight and strong. Loins are taut and slender. Hips are broad with the croup nicely rounded. The tail is set high, carried at or above the horizontal when the dog is alert. The tail is docked to approximately two-fifths of its original length. FOREQUARTERS: The shoulders are well laid back. The forelegs are straight with elbows close. Leg bones are flat rather than round, and strong, but not so heavy or coarse as to militate against the dog's natural agility. Dewclaws are generally removed. Round in outline, the feet are webbed, high arched with toes close, pads thick and hard, and nails strong and quite heavy. HI N DQUARTE RS: The angulation of the hindquarters balances that of the forequarters. The thighs are strong and muscular. The hind legs are moderatly angulated at the stifle and hock, and, as viewed from behind, parallel to each other. Dewclaws are generally removed from the hind feet, as in front. COAT: The functional wiry coat is the breed's most distinctive feature. A dog must have a correct coat to be of correct type. The coat is weather resistant and, to some extent, water repellent. The undercoat is dense enough in winter to insulate against the cold but is so thin in summer as to be almost invisible. The distinctive outer coat is straight, harsh, wiry and flat lying, and is from one to two inches in length. The outer coat is long enough to protect against the punishment of rough cover, but not so long as to hide the outline of the dog. On the lower legs, the coat is shorter and between the toes it is of softer texture. On the skull the coat is naturally short and close fitting. Over the shoulders and around the tail it is very dense and heavy. The tail is nicely coated, particularly on the underside, but devoid of feather. Eyebrows are of strong, straight hair. Beard and whiskers are of medium length. The hairs in the liver patches of a liver and white dog may be shor ter than the white hairs. A short, smooth coat, a soft wooly coat, or an excessively long coat is to be severly penalized. While maintaining a harsh, wiry texture, the puppy coat may be shorter than that of an adult coat. Coats may be neatly groomed to present a dog natural in appearance. Extreme and excessive grooming to present a dog artificial in appearance should be severly penalized. COLOR: The coat is liver and white: usually either liver and white spotted; liver roan; liver and white spotted with ticking and roaning; or solid liver. The head is liver, sometimes with a white blaze. The ears are liver. Any black in the coat is to be severly penalized. GAIT: The dog should be evaluated at a moderate gait. The movement is free and smooth, with good reach in the forequarters and good driving power in the hindquarters. The topline should remain firm. TEMPERAMENT: Of sound, reliable temperament, the German Wirehaired Pointer is at times aloof but not unfriendly towards strangers; a loyal and affectionate companion who is eager to please and enthusiastic to learn .


LOCAL BARKS By Laura Reeves

Thanks to Karen for the great introduction. Just reading about all the stuff I'm supposed to be doing made me tired! There's not a whole lot I can add to her summary. I've been involved in dogs for 20 years - ever since 4th grade when my mom decided I was too much of an introvert and sent me to dog care 4-H to bring me out of my sheIL .. Those of you who know me will say she probably did TOO good of a job! After that my family also became involved - we owned, trained, showed, hunted and bred Clumber Spaniels, field trial Labs and, of course, GWP. I fell in love with the Wires 15 years ago and have tremendously enjoyed the last few years becoming more deeply involved in the breed. My husband, Kelly, and I are owned by two GWP, two Akitas and two cats. (The cats are moving out of the garage to the great outdoors next month, since I can't see my Wire bitch sharing her whelping area with them!!) I received newsletters from all but two clubs, probably because they were between production schedules. Thank you, one and all. Please keep me up-to-date on all your newsletters, since it's the only way we all find out what's going on in the various parts of the country.

use, flooding of major bottom lands, increased fencing and grazing. Yet another Northwest trial/training area gone. "It is a fact that the field trial community needs to look to the future and the grounds committee is trying to do that. We need local land for training days, hunt tests and individual member use. We need to develop other grassland areas. With the extra use ofthe Boyce Corral area, we need to manage that area before overuse becomes an issue. We need to raise money to lease land for future hunt tests and field trials. The Grounds Committee needs the support of every Northwest club and each of its members." The Grounds Committee hopes to finance this plan with a $3 per entry surcharge and a $100 per trial donation from participating clubs, among other projects. I'm not sure where this plan is in the process, but how refreshing to see people working toward a solution rather than kvetching about the problem.

Karen included this information last time, but once again, please feel free to contact me by snailmail at 13216 Key Peninsula Hwy N., Gig Harbor, WA 98329; by email; by phone at (253) 857-5272; or, by fax at (253) 857-4130.

Sea-Tac GWP Club Wire(d) NW Laura Reeves, editor email:

One last item before we jump into the news from around the country. I'm hoping to concentrate this column on the people in various clubs and what they are accomplishing for the breed and the dogfancy. There are tons of places in this newsletter to find out what dog won what class or stake or test. I'm hoping this can be a place to applaud the efforts of the people in our various clubs.

This is rather a fitting segue into the Sea-Tac Club's most recent issue, in which we regret to inform members that our grounds at Fort Lewis for our May hunt test were not approved. We were unable to secure grounds at Scatter Creek and are currently in the process of trying to locate grounds and set a new date for the test. Our March field trial held at Scatter Creek

Oregon GWP Club

was a success, with strong entries. Results are printed elsewhere in this newsletter.

Ore*Gun Wire News Mary Hanson, Editor email: This was the most exciting piece of information I ran across in any of the newsletters. We all know the difficulties faced in trying to find grounds for hunt tests and field trials. Well, the Oregon Club has decided to do something about it! Instead of whining about not being able to find grounds, they are working with the Northwest Field Trial Council in attempting to develop a plan whereby they and other local field trial/hunt test clubs lease their OWN grounds. I quote now from the NWFTC "Grounds Committee Report." "We must face the fact that Scatter Creek and by 1999 Fort Lewis (editor's note: in Western Washington, these are the most available, usable public grounds for field events) are not viable options for field trial clubs. Scatter Creek is only allowing six horses on course and the rest must stay on the road, which is impractical. Field Trials will only be allowed every other weekend. The Fort is only extending our lease for one more year and unless there is a change in administration, we will most likely be out one more location. For this trial season, the Fort administration is requesting that we voluntarily implement compliance with a new policy. Camping on the grounds to be limited. No more than two vehicles and not more than 10 people. The OGWPC has been personally involved with the fruitless attempts to organize events on the Sauvies Island Wildlife Area (editor's note: the major western Oregon public field trial/training grounds). The future use of this area will not include permits for organized club activities. Plans are on the board for increased waterfowl management, limited

Meanwhile, Specialty Show on all regular classes, judge sweepstakes;

AKC has approved our judging panel for the Sea- Tac Saturday, Aug. 22. William Robert Russell, Jr. will judge Best of Breed and Jr. Showmanship; Stacey Davis will and, Ruth Tabaka will judge obedience.

GWP Club of Northern California Susan Kren Cutter, editor NorCal's "Gossip by Suzy" column welcomes new board members and officers. Congratulations to President, Randy Berry (who, by the way, is recuperating from a heart attack and bypass surgery suffered in late April. I hear he was gnashing his teeth just a couple days after the attack because the doctors wouldn't let him have his cell phone and/or computer in the hospital. .. gee guys, would this be a type A personality!! <GRIN> Good luck and best wishes, Randy, for a full and speedy recovery); Vice President ,Cindy Heiller, DVM (who, by the way, is wished the best of luck on her impending move to a newer, bigger home); Treasurer, Silke Alberts; and Secretary, Sharon Jahn. The new board members include Mildred Revell, Doris Ehrlich, Bob Rittenhouse, Theresa Bonini and Jimmy Peters. Randy reports that the Spring 1998 Field Trial was a success, especially Jimmy Peters' deep fried pheasant and turkey ... With 117 entries at the draw and a new, non-regular stake called "Limited Hunting Dog," the trial offered club members plenty of challenges. The Limited stake required

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that entrants have a Master Hunter title. Randy commented, "Although we got a lot of interest, the other trials (held that weekend) had an impact on this stake as well. We only had six entries, but all enjoyed the format as it gave them something to do as a next step with their Master Hunter."

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Ft. Detroit GWP Club The Barbed Wire Mark & Lori Sargent, editors email: I was very impressed that this club (and also DeiVal) can get its members to pay for advertising in their local newsletter' Tell me guys, how'd you convince 'em to do it?

The Hot Wire Karen Nelsen, editor email: Get well wishes are in order for long time club member (and founding father) Jay Collins, who recently was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Additional tests produced no negative results, but we'll all keep Jay in our thoughts and prayers. The SoCal Club's spring field trial sounds like it was even more exciting than the one up north. They had 148 entries, and stuck together through sickness and health to pull the event together. Here's a quick excerpt from Karen Nelsen's report. "Jay Collins became ill on Monday before the Field Trial. Ginny and the family needed to be with him, and his health became paramount. In stepped Linda and Jimmy Rice, who took over as Secretary and Chairman of the event. Nikki Litwin served as the 'courier express' and got all the entries received from the Collins place to Jimmy at his downtown workplace." All the club members worked hard under duress and it sounds as if everything went remarkably well under the circumstances.

Also, the Editor's Note struck me as right on the money. And I quote ... "At this time of year, we seem to judge the weather by its impact on life. Lately it has been mild enough to start our dogs' field training over the last two weeks. So, we say life is good. However, the rain that has arrived with our mild weather has made driving to and from dog shows and obedience matches a real pain. So, we say life sucks. Our mild winter and lack of snow build-up will be a real benefit to our resident pheasants. turkeys, and quail - life is good. But the lack of snow has not only been a downer to skiers and snowmobilers, but also to ruffed grouse - life sucks. Ruffed grouse depend on deep powdery snow to make burrows in which they hide from predators and cold winter nights. As we all gives and takes. knowing that no fuzzy face when

know, life is full of ups and downs, debits and credits, and I guess all we can do is play our cards as best we can, matter what we do, we will always be greeted by a happy we get home.

Good luck to everyone competing this spring in field trials, hunt tests, shows, obedience, or agility (or anything else I'm not mentioning) and don't forget to have FUN. Let's hope '98 is good to our dogs and to us."

Calendar of Events Specialty


Field Trials/Hunting JUNE












25 5 27 29-? 21 28 19 & 18 10&11 17 22 SEPT 14&15


27 NOV






In order that as many GWPCA members as possible be encouraged to plan for the 1998 Nationals, please note that no Field Trials or Specialties will be approved while theNationals are being held in Virginia. (October 23-November 1) Also, if you have an officer of the GWPCA (other than the Secretary) approve a Field Trial or Specialty, please let me know. I can then note the AKC Turn-Around Letters in the files I maintain for each club. Your club event will then also be included in the Upcoming Events column. Karen Nelsen, GWPCA Secretary




Delaware Valley GWP Club Versatile Jan Fast, editor email: Their newsletter is bustling with the energy of the upcoming Nationals. Most all of which will be covered in other parts of this newsletter or those upcoming. I thought it would be great if we could all chip in and help, so wanted to publicize the club's 1998 National Events Wish List. If you can assist with any of these items and will be attending the National, please contact Bemee Brawn at (215) 598-3990 or email at or Judy Cheshire at (516) 671-3564. Items Needed: "Walkie Talkies - These would be helpful in the case of a pickup a long way from camp. If anyone has a set, can we borrow them? "Small Tape Recorder - This is to record what happens in each stake brace by brace for the Wire News.

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"Bird Bags - We'll need at least six. "Orange Vests - Everyone will need to wear them during the running of Hunt Tests and the Field Event Championships. "Farrier - Anyone living in Virginia know of one who can be available? ••Gift - For the Virginia Field Trial Association. Our way of thanking them for letting us use their grounds, dog wagon, etc. "Photographer - To take pictures of the winners of each event and to take candids for the Wire News. We have one lined up for the show, but need someone for the field events. "Flowers - For tables, rings, etc. Anyone have a connection? "Welcome Signs - We need someone to make up directions signs. Anyone creative and artistic?

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"Parking - Signs for Parking and No Parking. "Ropes - To rope off specific areas. "Ring Placement Markers - Neat wooden Wires for the show ring would be wonderful! "Pooper Scoopers - Everyone bring one' "PA System - Anyone have access to one of these? Would be needed for the entire week to announce classes, lunch, dinner, etc "Auction Items - Can be Wire specific or not. We don't want to have a bunch of little stuff, but rather a couple of really nice things. Contact Chris Buck (609) 585-4536 with any ideas.



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POP QUIZ According to the Breed Standard for the German Wirehaired Pointer the topline should: straight and level B. show a perceptible slope from whithers to croup C. have a slight rise over the loin

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NEWS FROM ACROSS From Gloria and Paul Robinson (England): Since we were over in 1996, we have been lucky enough, with the help of Mary Darling, to import a super bitch from the USA. Ch Wyrebrand Darling's Coco had been bred to Ch Darling's Tick Tock. She was flown over to England when she was six weeks in whelp and arrived at Fosscott Quarantine Kennels in Coventry. She was in good condition and quite happy. Three weeks later she gave birth to eight beautiful puppies, two dogs and six bitches. Coco was a good mother and did not mind all the attention. When the pups were seven weeks old, Coco flew back to the USA. Her puppies went to their new homes. Gloria and I kept two bitch pups which we named GAVIC BARBWIRE (Annie) and GAVIC DIXEY (Snowey).I think Mary was happy when Coco was returned home, accompanied on a flight with her new kennel mate, a pup from our kennels, Gavic Darling's English Gem. She is bred from a Dutch bitch and Ch Black Prince, who is one of the top winning dogs in England. I believe Mary will be showing her in the USA soon to watch for. We would like to say a big thank you to Mary for all her help, because it would not of been possible without it. We have enclosed a couple of photos for the Wire-News of our American puppies. See you all soon. at the Nationals! Love, The Robinson's


And this from Sharon Pinkerton( England): She had the pleasure of judging GWP's at Crufts this year. There was an entry of 69, down five from last year. The English Kennel Club rules disallows stock bred by the judge being exhibited, and this accounted for an additional 14 GWP's that are currently being shown under the BAREVE kennel name. Best of Breed went to Claire Shaw's RUDISHAWRUMOUR HAS IT (two year old bitch) and Best Opposite was Pat Braybrooke's SH CH SHANKABER CHOCOLATE CHIP (five year old dog). Reserve Best Dog was GAVIC RISING SUN AT CARRMYERS (Ronnie and Vera McKenna), and Reserve Best Bitch was SH CH NORMBAR HEXE (Barry and Norma Ellis). FromTrishBeckette-{ Austrailia)In April, our co-owned puppy, KOBNKO KWEENSLAN KRUSADA (call name "Tom") took a Group 1 and Puppy in Show at the All Breeds Championship show in Sydney. Tom got an extra 25 points for this, taking him halfway to his Australian title. He was the Reserve Dog Challenge at the Royal. He's a son of Ch Ripsnorter's Its Showtime, and only eleven months. In Australia, dogs need 100 points to achieve the title "Champion". Points are awarded six each for a dog and bitch, but for every other dog or bitch they beat in their breed they are awarded one extra point. If a dog wins a Group one with a full lineup of breeds, they receive 25 points total, automatically ...and that's what Tom did!!!

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GROOMING YOUR WIRE The What, Whens, Wheres and Whys of Stripping by Lisa Jaffe and Bemee Brawn WHAT. Stripping or plucking a coat is an age old grooming technique used by breeders and owners of dogs with a harsh coat. Terrier fanciers are experts at pulling coats to keep the "jacket" fresh, clean and looking good.

WHY. Why do we groom our Wirehairs and is stripping necassary? We have a breed that does not typically shed its dead coat, and in order for a new coat to grow, the old dead hair has to come out. Stripping is our way of removing the dead coat, and allowing new, healthy, and hopefully harsher coat to emerge. Even dogs with perfect coats, those wash and wear types, have dead coat occasionally that needs to be pulled out. Some may require just the plucking out of the few whispy hairs that have passed on, others require a more drastic approach. WHEN. When should you strip your dog? This depends on how fast your dog grows hair and what your plans are for him. Just as with people, each dog grows hair at a different rate. Typically, 2-3 months is ample time for the coat to grow back, if the dog is taken to the skivvies. Some dogs have a single coat, (very sparse undercoat, if any), some a double coat, (outercoat, and ample undercoat), and some even have a triple coat, (outercoat,undercoat, and new growth underneath, year round). This is the type of coat most prefer for the showring, as your dog will never be "out" of coat. It will also depend on the seasons, most dogs will "blow" coat in the spring to make room for their summer coat, and that dead hair has to come out. They will also "blow" their summer coats to make room for their cold weather coats. (Now of course if you live in a temperate climate this will vary) When you notice your Wire looking scruffy, and his coat looks all clumpy it is probably time for a grooming session. How much you do is up to you and will depend on the quality, quantity and texture of coat on your dog. Remember, when you strip a dog bare, ( undercoat, as well as outercoat), you are exposing him to the elements, and plan accordingly. Those that use the dog in the field, please dont strip him down, and leave him "naked" against the wind. He will have no protection against the brush, and cold. Many dogs that are hunted will get "Mother Natures" stripping and a lot of that dead coat will be left in the field. Also, when you strip a dog to this level, you are irritating his skin, and hair folicles, and he MUST be kept clean. No rolling in the road apples, no swimming in the fetid pond water, or the horse trough, or you will risk an infection in the folicles.

WHERE. Where should you strip your dog? Again, each dog is different. There is a basic outline, that is adjusted to fit the individuals needs.(this is covered elsewhere in this Wire News) For the show ring you want to present a dog natural in appearance, cleaned up with all the fuzzies removed. If your dog has a wonderful topline you don't want to present him with a big lumpy ridge of hair running down his back making him look roachy. Let the judge see what is really there. Use your basic pattern, some use a WireFox Terrier, since the guidelines are similar. Obviously we don't want the furnishings of a terrier,nor should they look as "groomed", but the body pattern is very similar. The easiest thing to do is to look at a picture of a GWP you admire and follow that picture. I have a picture of the late, Ch Mueller Mills Valentino, ;;Rudy", as my guideline.

I don't strip the tender areas, the belly, under the tail, and inside the ears, but these areas do need to be cleaned up using thinning shears. This

is not just for looks but also for health purposes. If your Wire carries a lot of hair on the inside of his ears it is difficult for air to circulate and he will be prone to ear infections. Keeping the hair under the tail short will make it easier to keep this area clean also. In bitches it is a good idea to keep the hair around the vulva short and clean or you may run the risk of repeated bladder infections. In males, don't let the hair on the penis get long and knotted. Not only it this a perfect place for bacteria to grow, but it is unsightly as well. Make sure you check through the dogs beard routinely. Food can quickly accumulate and mat up, giving your pup some very bad breath. Pull through the beard from time to time to remove dead, limp discolored hair. You will be amazed what can hide in that beard, twigs, grass, seeds you may even find that lost remote for the TV. This is a good time to check teeth for disease and cleanliness, both which can be easily overlooked when dogs have beards.

There are many,many, tools on the market today for stripping. You need to try one in your hand, and see how it fits, and grips. Basically, they all do the same thing, it just depends on how comfortable they are in your hand. The general principle is to push the hair against the knife, with your thumb, and pull towards you. Or, if you dont mind blisters, try just using your fingers, sans knife. If you wrap your fingers in tape, on the pressure points, you will ease the pain a little, but the blisters will come anyway. Don't assume that because they are called knifes, that they must be sharp, Oh no! You DON'T want to cut the hair,(this just produces "frizzies") you want to pull it. A good knife, is a dull knife. If you live in a colder climate and your dog carries a heavy undercoat, some of that may need to be removed in order for the coat to lay flat. Again this will be most important in the spring when that winter coat is starting to die out. A Hauptner undercoat knife works well for this. Simply run it through the coat and what is dead and dying will come out easily. In hunting season make sure you go over your dog before putting him up for the night. Cockleburs, thorns, sticks and nasty little critters can be dealt with easier when they don't get a chance to burrow in . Make sure to check between the pads and toes. An infected foot doesn't make a happy hunting partner. Never, ever clip your Wirehairs coat. This will soften the coat and will actually make it harder to keep up with. If you have a dog with a really soft, wooly coat it may seem like the easier way to go, but in the long run you will be very sorry. A clippered coat is pretty obvious, the liver color will turn blond or reddish and be very soft. The coat will be all one length and the ends of each hair will be blunt instead of tapering naturally. If you are clipping your dogs coat in the hopes of fooling someone into thinking it is natural you are in for a surprise. No one with any knowledge of proper Wirehair coat texture will be fooled. Please dont scream, OVERGROOMING. Stripping is our way of assisting mother nature. Ifthe dog doesn't have the gene to produce a harsher coat, all the stripping in the world won't change it. Remember, short and really harsh coats will need less grooming than a longer harsh coat. But it will still need upkeep. A soft wooly coat is a soft wooly coat and all of the hairspray in the world will not make it a good harsh coat. While we can attempt to fool our judges, (and ourselves) we cannot change the genetics. We are all breeding for the perfect wash and wear coat. But to get there, you may have to go through some with less then perfect coats. We have a dog underneath that has to be considered. I have said it before, "dont throw the baby out with the bathwater". So don't be too harsh on those that arent blessed with your dogs "perfect" coat, as their dogs may have other qualities, that yours is lacking.

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Definitions of redneck and riverneck ("You know you're a riverneck if rock n' roll is a fish sandwich) abound, but I've not seen any definitions of "dawgneck." I'd like to take the liberty of defining the term. Be aware, it's not necessarily a redneck who likes dogs. It could be you. The other day I was running - well the dogs were running and I was walking - my dogs and munching on an apple. As I sidestepped dog poop, it struck me that I might be a dawgneck if I could eat an apple, sidestep dog poop and my appetite was unfazed. You know you're a dawgneck if a whistle is a means to communicate with your dog, not to sound an alarm if you're in danger; if you can identify a particular dog by the sound of his or her panting or foot pads pounding earth as he or she approaches you from the rear; If you can identify your dog and what he or she is chasing by his bark, yelp, bay or howl, but you can't distinguish between your children's cries; if your veterinarian bill is higher than your medical bills; if your dog food bill is greater than your grocery bill; If the high point of your day is greeting the dogs when you arrive home; if a wag and lick is as good as or better than a hug; if worms means a parasite, not something used to bait a hook or aerate the garden soil; if fowl means quail, chukker, pheasant, duck or any other game bird, but not chicken or rock cornish hen; If your best hunting dog rides in the front seat of your pick up truck while your best friend rides in the back; if you invest more than $25,000 in a vehicle so your dogs can be accommodated.

If finding a tick on your dawg means it's spring; If you speak politely to your dawg when he or she is in the way. For example, the dawg dozes in the middle of the kitchen floor while you prepare a meal, and you say 'excuse me' , as you carefully step over or around him or her. If you say, "Get off please, that's my chair. Do you mind if I share it with you?" or "I'm sorry, mama (or daddy) didn't mean to step on your tail" or other such baby talk, and think nothing of it. If taking walks with your dogs includes a pair of hiking boots; if the toilet seats in your house are left up so the dawgs can drink fresh water; If your furniture is covered with throws so the dawgs can be comfortable when company comes the covers are hastily pulled aside; if you keep lint removers by your front door, so your guests can remove unwanted dog hair from their clothing as they leave your home. We all can probably tell tall tales about the viciousness and anger of divorce. You know you're a dawgneck if the most bitterly fought battle in a divorce case is about who gets custody of the dawg(s). Once I dated a guy who wasn't fond of my dogs, and they didn't like. him either. To show what they thought of him, they left a "don't call again" card by the front door where he could see or step in it. If you'd leave a relationship, rather than leave your dawg, you'd be a dawgneck. If you allow your 65 or 70 pound dawg to climb in your lap like he did when he was five weeks old to be cuddled; If you direct someone else to answer the phone, the doorbell or get you a drink because you don't want to disturb the dawg on your lap.

As I walked the path we usually take, I realized the day was warmer than it has been and the dogs were getting hot. I ciphered where the faithful mud puddles were, and arranged the walk accordingly. The dogs plop down in the puddles to cool their bellies, before taking off again.

If you spend more money on equipment, such as beeper collars, electronic collars, bells, bird release traps, leashes, collars, tie-out stakes, shampoos, bedding than you do on yourself.

You know you're a dawgneck if you're unconcerned if your jeans are mud-splattered because you realize it's a dawg's inalienable right to wait until your approach before shaking when wet or muddy. If you spend

If you expect your friends to have the same high standards of loyalty as your dawg, despite your moods, the time of day, the weather or your bursts of joy or anger, you just might be a dawgneck. How lucky your are!

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LETTERS Opinions stated in the Letters to the Editor are not necassirily those of the GWPCA. Dear Editor, The following article was submitted to the AKC Gazette for the April 1998 Breed Column. What appeared in the AKC Gazette was an edited version of the article as written. As the author of the article, I feel that the alterations changed the tone and content of the original piece. I have asked that the article, in its entirely, be printed in The Wire-News. Karen Nelsen. TO PENALIZE OR NOT....THAT IS THE QUESTION With sincere apologies to the Bard of Avon, Mr. Shakespease, the question arises as to what is a penalty and what is not according to the Breed Standard of the GWPCA. Let's make an analogy or two: The quarterback throws a perfect spiral to the receiver down field. The defender and the receiver go up for the ball simutaneously. The ball falls to the ground. Was it an incomplete pass or pass interference? Here's another one ...the running back has the ball and is breaking through the line and is brought down with an emphatic thud. Was it a clean tackle or did the tackle grab the runner's face mask? Were the "penalties" obvious or did they need review. The referees in both instances make their calls quickly---one saw the face mask being grabbed; another thought the defender was going for the ball and did not touch the receiver. Oh, that "penalties" in a breed standard could be so quickly dispatched! Some are obvious and can be seen as soon as the dog walks in the ring. And others, well, maybe a closer look is needed. The Breed Standard of the German Wirehaired Pointer has only five (5) penalties. Of the five, three are obvious - two of these obvious ones are severe penalties (the "Ioss-of-down-plus-fifteen-yards" kind), the other is not (only a "five yard loss"). Of the remaining two, one can be "called" by a mere touch or two; the remaining one is a "judgment" call - . So, with this background, which of the following are severe, which are obvious and which is left to interpretation -you make the call! The dogs/bitches enter the ring. (Movement is not in question here.) There's a smashing looking specimen, 27 inches, liver/roan in color with medium furnishings. Another is a well-put-together bitch, about 25 inches, deep chested, great shoulder layback, and is black-roan. A third is another male - 26 inches, great shoulders, deep chest, white in color, and when he moves the coat blows in the breeze, exposing his skin. Here is another bitch - 22 inches, liver/roan with ticking, a spotted nose, and well put together. The last dog is 24 inches - elegant in every way, not a hair out of place, the furnishings under the briskit give the impression of a deep chest, and on the legs the long furnishings are symmetrical in every way, giving the impression of good bone and substance. Anyone familiar with the standard knows that males should be 24-26 inches. Anything over or under is to be severely penalized. So dog #1 has a severe penalty ...this is a "Ioss-of-down-and fifteen-yarder"! Our #2 dog (the bitch) is perfect in every way - except her color ...any black in the coat is to be

severely penalized. Another "Ioss-of-down-plus-fifteen-yards". These are the obvious severe penalties. They can be seen the minute the dog walks into the ring. The #3 dog is of correct size and substance - his penalty - a soft coat, another severe penalty. But the only way to tell its soft (or wooly) is to put your hands on wirey-ness, no harshness, no density - just soft fluff. So which of these three should be penalized to any greater degree than the other? The answer is, none - they shouldn't be! The black is obvious, so is the oversize, but the only way to tell the texture of the coat is to feel it. The coat is the most distinctive feature of our Breed. A great disservice is done to what we strive to achieve in perfecting the coat by not giving it a proper examination! Our little bitch #4 is correct in size and conformation, except for her spotted nose (or flesh colored). It is her only fault...and is simply to be penalized ...a mere "five-yarder". But our last dog - the elegant one with the perfectly coiffed coat and the symetrically sculptured outline, what about him? He is truly beautiful to behold. But is his coat excessively groomed? Does the grooming present the dog artificially? Does his "fanciness" make him an acceptable example of the breed? Does the symmetry enhanced by the grooming present him as an English Setter or a GWP? What will his furnishings look like after hunting all day in the field? Will someone judging this dog have what it takes to assess a "Ioss-of-down-plus-fifteen-yard" penalty? Or will the "obvious" penalties of our otherwise correct dogs outweigh the severity of their penalty as opposed to the penalty of our "fancy" dog? According to our example, Dog #4 had the least should have been given the Winner's ribbon.

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Judges judge what is presented to them. If what they see is mostly coiffed, sculptured and "fancied-up" they are given the impression that this is what the breed is supposed to look like. Is this what a "hunting dog" really looks like? At a recent show, the only "touching" a judge did was to check the dogs' bites ...not one finger was placed on the coat. There is no penalty in our breed for a bad bite, but there is for a bad coat. Was more emphasis placed on bite than coat? One would think so. Were dogs with severe penalties put up over those without? One would think so. Because the coat of our Breed is so distinctive, it makes the Wirehair what it is. Those who sit in judgment of our breed are asked to never overlook it...feel it, touch it, run your fingers through it harsh, is it dense, does it lay flat, is it at least one inch in length, but not longer than two inches? If so, it is correct. If the coat flies like an Afghan's; if there is evidence of chalk, powder, scissoring or clippering, then the coat is incorrect! Penalize accordingly. Please .....Please ....PLEASE! We ask that ALL severe penalties be given the same weight - the obvious as well as the not-so-obvious. We seek the opinion of the experts as a means of helping us achieve what everyone wants - the PERFECT DOG that truly represents the standard ...coat included!

Pop Quiz Question #2 According to the German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Standard the bones of a GWP should be: A. Flat and spindly B. Coarse and heavy C: Round and strong

SECRETARY'S NOTEPAD GWPCA Seretary - Karen Nelsen Get well wishes are extended to Randy Berry and Jay Collins. It seems that hiking that big 01' hill at the Northern California Club's Field Trial was more than Randy could take. He's recently had heart surgery - a double by-pass, no less. To those of you who always thought he was "heartless", rest assured that the doctors did find one in his chest! By the time you read this, he'll probably be out training dogs again .... And former GWPCA President, Jay Collins has been having his share of troubles. Jay has been undergoing treatment for a brain aneurism. He, too, is doing well. Perhaps all the excitement of having your dog win the National Championship was too much! By the way, his Jay-Mar's Kennels is now in its fiftieth year! We wish both of these gentlemen well. The Nationals in 1999 will be hosted by the Twin Cities Club. From what is known at this point, the show and field events will be held in the same location asin 1996. For those of you who like to fill your calendars in advance, the time frame should be about the same too (early October). So now we'll go from "In the Stix in '96" to "Gettin' to the Line in '99"! Thank you to all who took the time to submit ballots for your choice of judges for the 1999 Nationals. A total of 44 ballots was received for 55 different judges. One vote was discounted, as the judge is ineligible, and another ballot was received well after the deadline. AKC has a couple of new policies. EffectiveJanuary 1, 1999, all member or licensed clubs holding an event, must develop and detail a Disaster and Emergency Plan for that event, and a "Plan" form must be sent to AKC along with the event application. Local authorities (police, fire, medical services, etc.) must be notified of the event, and a Red-Cross approved emergency first aid kit must be available. It is also recommended that a qualified emergency medical technician be in attendance. This policy includes all shows, obedience trials, field trials and hunting tests. AKC has sent this memorandum to all club presidents and secretaries. The second policy involves disabled handlers to participate in conformation events. This includes those needing to use a cane, crutch or electric-powered wheelchair. Blind handlers may have a second person assist them when gaiting. The issue of spayed or neutered dogs participating in Veterans classes has also been raised. AKC allows these dogs to be entered in licensed all-breed shows or stand-alone specialties ONLY if there is no competiton past Best of Breed. A Veterans Class will be offered at this years Nationals. And since no judging past BOB will be offered, enter those vets!! ! Til next time ....Karen


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GWPCA Webmaster Sheri Graner Ray <> Just some quick news about theGWPCA Web page; We are up over 6200 hits now on the site since January 15 and are averaging 85-100 hits per day. The most popular page within the site is the gallery. People like to look at those wirey faces! The second most popular site is the breeders list. Those people are sure getting alot of advertising for their $10! (Also, I probably get one or two requests a week for people who want on that list!) I don't know if you've read any of the guest book signings. We get a couple of those a month. They are people that go to the site and want to leave us a note. Here are some of the notes that are left for us: "Thank youfor a very informative andfun place to browse. We are looking for a puppy. The list of breeders will help us in our search for a new member of our family. Our "little girl" has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and we miss her so very much! It's great to visit a site that keeps current. Wires are the best!" "am glad to see a home page for wires. I had a wire as a hunting companion some years

ago, but lost her to age and now after some time am thinking about obtaining another one " "Just about to recieve a puppy to bring down to Florida! I need some company! The info on thispage was informative. while the dog pictures mademe laugh a little! Great Page! " "Great photos etc. Much appreciated as an owner of a German wirehaired pointer myself. What a great breed!!!! " Anyway, I think the site has really done some great PR for our club and for the breed! I'm glad it's working out! Our Web page also has a calendar of events for local clubsand has a Rescue page. Many dogs have been adopted around the country from people finding them on Thanks to everyone who takes the time to notify me of dogs needing homes and to all of you out there who help get htese wirey critters into wonderful new homes. Sheri






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Many judges don't see significant numbers of German Wirehaired Pointers.

This, in itself, makes it a difficult breed for some to evaluate.

Additionally, it's often thought of as a German Shorthaired Pointer with a coarse coat and furnishings, it is not. In fact, coat, which is heavily emphasized in our standard, is #1 one of the most inconsistent characteristics of the breed and #2 perhaps the most misunderstood. Thirdly, our standard itself, just like many other breed standards, doesn't always present a crystal clear picture of its intent. For example, even the simple statement that the GWP is a "medium sized dog" could be argued by someone comparing a Cocker Spaniel, an English Springer Spaniel and a German Wirehaired Pointer. Get a first impression of the dog you're judging. The silhouette of the dog should be immediately identifiable as a GWP. Is the outline pleasing, is the dog balanced, is there substance without coarseness? The Wirehair is first and foremost a versatile sporting dog and you should be able to envision the dog in front of you working in the field. As you put your hands on the dog to evaluate him, keep in mind that this dog should be sound and functional. " Function" is probably the key to all aspects of the standard. For example, if you have a dog with a light or even a yellow eye and one with a soft, open coat, keep in mind that the dog can see with an undesirable colored eye but cannot be protected in dense, harsh cover and cold water with a bad coat. Prioritize to some degree by function. Head: From the side, the head should give a rectangular appearance. Facial furnishings (beard and eyebrows) should be present, but not overdone! Eyebrows are never scissored. GWPs shouldn't be trimmed to look like terriers or Giant Schnauzers. Don't necessarily penalize a dog for sparse facial furnishings. Very often excellent coated dogs do not have abundantfurnishings. Remember that coat on the dog's skull should be naturally short and close fitting. The bite is scissors; the eyes and nose are brown. Unlike what may be permissible in a GSP or a Pointer, the head is liver (a blaze is acceptable) and the ears are liver. A good head is certainly desirable; in fact, when choosing a puppy, it's something I particularly look for, but as far as function is concerned, as long as the bite is correct and dentition is adequate and the underjaw is sufficiently deep to carry game, a good head is icing on the cake. Neck and Body: The neck should be slightly arched and have enough length and strength for the dog to retrieve and easily carry a good-sized pheasant or goose. Proportionately, the body from sternum(the breast bone) to ischium (the buttocks) is slightly longer than from withers to ground. The back is short and strong with a perceptible slope from withers to croup. Perceptible means that you should be able to recognize that there is a slope, it doesnft mean exaggerated. Ribs are well sprung and tuck-up is apparent. The tail is a continuation of the spinal column and should be carried at or above the horizontal when the dog is moving and alert. Although the standard calls for the tail to be docked to approximately two-fifths of its original length, this is often a personal preference and is obviously man-made. The length of a docked tail is not a reason to ever fault an otherwise good dog.

Judging the

German Wirehaired Pointer By Judy Cheshire

Forequarters and Hindquarters: Shoulders should be well laid back with hindquarter angulation balancing the front. Although balance and symmetry are important to overall appearance and movement, this doesnft mean that a dog that is straight both front and rear is correct. Coat: The coat must be functional. The standard states that a dog must have correct coat to be of correct type. Unfortunately, coats are extremely varied. Even more unfortunate, from a judging perspective, is that a coat can be manufactured. For example, a coat that is too long or too profuse but that has good texture, can be trimmed to present a flat-lying, correct coat. Even a relatively soft coat can be worked over time to present an adequately correct texture. I think when judging, if wire-coated dogs are not familiar to you, keep in mind that the nature of the desired coat should require a minimal amount of care. In reality, the desired coat does not require stripping, scissoring, clippering or chalking to enhance texture or appearance. Obviously the topcoat should have a coarse texture and undercoat should be present. Color: This has been a long standing issue in our breed. The standard says that the coat is liver and white. It then describes patterns (ticking and roaning) and states that "Any black in the coat is to be severely

penalized." In my opinion, this refers to any black in a liver and white dog. Nowhere in the standard does it state that a black and white dog is acceptable, but should be severely penalized, nor does it disqualify black and white. Judges have pointed and finished black and white dogs. If our standard calls for a liver and white dog and ajudge puts up a black and white dog, then do you think that same judge would put up a russet colored Weimaraner? The Weimaraner standard calls for a grey dog but there is no disqualification for a russet (or Vizsla) colored dog. I don't think any judge would point or finish a Weimaraner that was any color than that called for in the standard. This is just food for thought. If in doubt about the color of the dog, remember that a liver and white dog will have a liver nose and a black and white dog will have a black nose. Gait: Movement is the proof of the pudding. Topline should remain firm.

Gait should be fluid without wasted motion. Good reach and good driving power are imperative.

Size: Dogs are 24 - 26 inches, bitches slightly less but not under 22 inches. The concern with size should pertain to how it effects the working ability of the animal. The benchmark is a dog that can endure many day s in the field. Temperament: A GWP may be aloof to strangers. and aggression toward people should not be tolerated.

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Breeders of German Wirehaired Pointers have made every effort to keep bench and field dogs "one breed". Considering the total number of GWPs registered, we have a large number of Dual Champions and dual titled dogs. Judges can help us in our endeavor by keeping the working qualities of the breed in mind when evaluating our dogs. Above all, please don't fault judge. Standards often point out faults and areas to be penalized without bothering to emphasize the importance of positive characteristics. Consider the dog as a total package and remember that our goal is to continue to produce dogs that can do what they were originally intended to do - hunt long, hard and intelligently.

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- 2 February; 1997

"BEE" .~ J"J~ completed her CHAMPIONship on the bench in the depth of Winter being pointed Best of Breed over a Special. She finished exclusively from the Puppy Class.

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Canine Good Citizen - 28 June, 1997

Companion Dog - 9 August, 1997

"BEE" ''/!J /,,~ received her CANINE GOOD CITIZEN at the Del Val GWPC Annual Picnic, where she was recognized Best In Match at 4 months the previous year. Six weeks later she completed her COMPANION DOG title in three straight shows placing in the last two.

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"BEE's First Field Trial Victory - 2 November, 1997

"BEE" GWPC '~'71'l"'~ wonTrial. her first trial stake,bythe Amateur Derby, the third Delaware Valley Fall Field She field was handled owner LeslieWalking Clark. This wasat her trial placement going back to the previous Fall in limited outings.

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Junior Hunter - 21November, 1997


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German Wirehaired Pointer By Judy Cheshire The German Wirehaired Pointer breed standard places great emphasis on coat. It states "A dog must have a correct coat to be of correct type." As breeders, we strive to produce the ideal coat. In reality, we know that this very important quality can be inconsistent. The standard also places a severe penalty on "extreme and excessive grooming". This guide is not meant to encourage the presentation of overly groomed dogs. It is intended as a basic outline on how to trim. Therefore, depending on the amount of coat your dog has, its texture and how quickly the coat replenishes itself, you may use this outline in whatever way it applies to your individual dog. The wirehaired coat on a GWP is, perhaps, the breed's most distinctive feature. The dogs were originally bred to be all-purpose hunting companions, finding fur and feather on varied terrain and retrieving in water and on land. The top coat should be harsh and flat-lying, weather resistant and to some extent, water repellent. A GWP coat is often confused with a terrier coat. The nature of our dogs coats is different from that of a broken-coated terrier (i.e. Airedale, Welsh, Lakeland).The softer undercoat changes with the seasons, becoming dense in the the cooler Fall and Winter months and shed-



begin working your dog's coat is when it is blown. It will look unkempt and scraggly and lift up in strange directions instead of lying flat. At the same time, the furnishings will usually look limp rather than "standoffish" and sometimes the beard and eyebrows appear bleached out. Now is the time to take the entire body coat down from the head to the tail, including the hindquarters, leaving only the eyebrows, beard, chest and leg furnishings. Hold the stripping tool in you palm, grab a small amount of hair between your thumb and the blade ofthe knife. Pull the hair out in a quick, straight motion in the direction it grows. At the same time, grab the dog's skin above the area you are working on in order to give yourself some traction. Proper stripping will never hurt a Wirehaired coat it will encourage better growth and correct texture. If our dogs were frequently running in heavy cover, this job would be done naturally! At first you may find trimming to be difficult. Don't hesitate to spread the work out over several days time .



The next step is to take care of the primary work on the furnishings. Comb the feathering on the dog's legs up and out to the sides. Remember, the furnishings need not be profuse, only protective. With ding out or thinning during the your thumb and forefinger, pull Spring and Summer. Terriers orout any hair that is long or limp. 1.¡¡. ,}. dinarily do not shed out their unThe furnishings should be short dercoats. A correct GWP coat J. f ~ enough and have enough texdoesn't curl or "open up" after a ture to stand off the leg a bit in day in the water, the way a terrier order to catch burrs, twigs and KEY: coat might. While the coat of a any other potentially harmful S:Short German Wirehaired Pointer might debris. Pull any discolored or MS: Moderately short not have as harsh or tight of ajacket overly long hair from the beard M: Moderate as a terrier, it also should not have and eyebrows in the same way. L: Longer the maintenance of a terrier coat. Pull only a small amount at a The head coat should be naturally time to avoid overdoing it. close fitting, while the coat around the shoulders and over the croup tends Fine finishing and blending will come later. Keep the coat on the cheeks to be slightly thicker than the rest of the body coat. Furnishings should be short, while leaving everything inside an imaginary line from the outside of moderate length and wiry enough to protect sensitive areas from sharp corner of the eye to the corner of the mouth pretty much as is. Excessively branches, thorns and burrs. A short, smooth coat is not protective and a long hair on the ear leather should be removed, leaving only a fringe if you soft woolly coat and profuse furnishings only counteract their original pur- desire. Now look at the dog from the front. Chest furnishings should not pose by attracting dirt and debris. A correct Wirehaired coat should be extend from shoulder to shoulder, like a skirt. This will only detract from functional and low maintenance. the dog's movement. Furnishing should begin at the sternum and extend down between the dog's forelegs and blend into the hair on the underside of the chest.







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Besides a good comb and brush, there are two basic tools that are useful. The first is a medium to fine-toothed terrier stripping knife, used primarily for taking down top coat (i.e. Gately, McKnyfe, Pearson or Twinco). The second is a fine-toothed rake for removing unwanted undercoat (Hauptner Real is the brand I am most familiar with). A good time to

After this initial stripping job is done, just brush your dog to stimulate the natural coat growth. In about three weeks time, you may notice undercoat sticking out through a fresh growth of wiry top coat. You may carefully remove this by gently plucking it with your fingers or your stripping knife. It should come out very easily as this is blown undercoat.

Neck and Shoulders:

Approximately eight weeks from the initial stripping (amount of time can vary from 612 weeks) the coat should be looking just about right. When it looks its best to you, that is the time to start "rolling" or rotating the coat. This means to pull off of small amount of top coat at staggered intervals so that there is always fresh wiry coat coming in to replace the blown or dead hair.

The neck and

shoulders should carry a wiry coat that blends into the rest ofthe body. There should be a smooth flow from the short length of the skull to the moderate length of the back coat. From the point of the shoulder to the elbow it can be a bit shorter, so that the coat doesn't "fly' when the dog moves. The throat, from the chin behind the beard to the top of the sternum, should be close.

Every week or two, depending on your dog's coat, its length and how fast it grows, pull a scant layer off the entire body. You only want to "top" the coat, not take it all the way down. Also use the fine-toothed rake to remove any blown undercoat. This tool is more or less used to comb the coat (holding the tool almost parallel to the body). Do not use this tool to strip or pull coat out! Just rake it through the coat. There are certain areas on the dog that you always want to remain short, such as the underside of the neck, from behind the beard to the sternum, the hindquarters when looking at the dog from the rear and to some extent, the point of the shoulder. Keep these flatwork areas in mind when you do your weekly grooming. Continue brushing and raking as before as well as topping the body coat every so often to keep it in shape. Leg furnishings, eyebrows and beard should be picked through bi-monthly to remove and dead hairs.

Head: The coat on the top of the skull should be close fitting. Pull out any excess hair at the stop so that each eyebrow is distinct. Shape the eyebrows by pulling stray hairs with your thumb and forefinger in the direction they grow, leaving them longest at the inside corner of the eye. Never scissor them! The beard may be tided in the same manner as the eyebrows, cleaning away the hair around the corners of the mouth back to the ear. Ear fringe mayor may not be left on at your discretion, but the ear leather itself should be kept fairly close.

Front Lees: The tuft at the elbow is removed, as well as any excess hair around the wrist or at the top of the leg where it meets the upper arm. In other words, the leg furnishings should be fairly uniform from top to bottom. Also, remember that many good-coated dogs don't need their furnishings trimmed, because they don't grow in excess. Back and Hindquarters: The body coat should be dense and flat-lying without hiding the outline of the dog. Blend the coat over the croup into the tail. The tail should be well covered but not "bushy" nor should it have any feathering hanging from it. Blunt the end of the tail with a scissors or thinning shear. Remove any unwanted feathering from the back of the leg and the hock, while blending the furnishings on the front of the knee into the coat on the dog's hindquarters. Underside: While leaving some furnishings on the brisket and under the chest, the underside of the dog should taper to the tuckup, making it apparent. Shape this by plucking with your thumb and forefinger. Do not scissor!

Feet: Any long hair around and between the pads may be scissored. Trim nails regularly.


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Dear Bernee, The topic of rescuing is near and dear to my heart. I felt as a breeder of GWP, I should also help find homes for those brought into this world and have not done so well with their owners. I have bred I litter of 7 pups. When Greta was pregnant I got a call from a shelter about I 1/2 hrs away that they had a female GWP that was abused and needed a home. She was suppose to be a 1 yrs old puppy. When I got there to bail her out, I discovered that she was 9 years old and had a small breast tumor. I bailed her out removed her benign tumor and spayed her. She was present for the grand event and watched over the pups with the other adult wires in the family. I moved to the basement to be with the new mom and before I knew it both neutered males and the rescue dog (Bones) had joined me. No one wanted to sleep away from me. One of the prospecti ve puppy buyers ended up adopting Bones when the puppies were 6 weeks old and taking her home so that she could get adjusted to his house before the pup arrived. He was use to an old dog as his previous wirehair had died at 16 years old a few years previous and had room in his heart and house for both a new pup and the older girl. Both are doing great. He was able to hunt some with Bones until the new boy learned the ropes. Another of the puppy buyers adopted one of the rescue dogs, Gil. Gil was a 2 to 3 year old male found running loose in Gilroy, Calif. He stayed at the house for 10 weeks, until I happen to call Eric to see how Ginger was doing. He came to see Gil to maybe take him home to a friend that wanted a GWP. Well the dog got to his house and went no farther. See Wirehairs are addictive. You cannot just have one.

I drove to St. would only take one. had no manners what I worked with her for

Petersburg and looked at the pups. When I got her home, she was four so ever (growled at my husband and four months and decided she needed

I decided that I months old and all of my gang). to be someones

hunting dog. I called a man with Pointers who wanted a GWP for hunting. I explained her situation and he wanted to give it a try. Three years later he owns three GWPs that he and his family hunt with. I just wanted to share a couple of my rescue stories ... All dogs have bad habits (as my mom says .... There are no perfect dogs), but I try to work around them ..This is why I do the rescues. Everyone has offered a donation, but I refuse and tell them to buy a crate and love the dog. Most shelters in Florida do a temperment test the first day the dogs are there. If they do not pass the test, then they are put to sleep (I don't always agree with that, but I don't make the rules). I'm not rich, but I can afford to save a GWP's life .... Can you? Christi Chism, Afterhours Kennels PS. My husband says you don't go to heaven for saving DOGS, but I disagree ... For more information on how to get involved with GWP Rescue. contact your regional director or an officer of the GWPCA.

THESE WIRES NEED AHOME "Loretta" a I I ylo female She is a real sweetheart, house broken and good with kids. Liver ticked. Hunt trained and titled Owner had to give up due to illness. "Christie" a 5 ylo short-coated female. She's on the quiet side and has been bounced from home to home. She is real good with kids. She has is liver ticked. A very gentle dog who is ready for a permanent home of her own. She is hunt trained and titled.

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From Christi Chism I rescued a GWP male who was 6 years old, he was all obedience trained, fixed and was a joy to have at my home (my husband wanted to keep him) .. I picked him up on a Friday. I spoke to a wonderful lady who always owned GSPs and was thinking of a GWP puppy. I called her Saturday morning and told her about the GWP I had just gotten in. Her and her husband came to see him on Sunday and took him home with them to try for the week. The couple is purchasing a new home, and when they are settled in, they want to adopt another GWP rescue. This is from a card I received from the couple .... .! also received photos and will send them to Sherri for the web site.

Dear Christi, Sorry it has taken so long to send you the pictures of Schooner I had promised you. He is doing very well, seems happy & well adapted. WE love him!! And he's a great hit around the neighborhood-everyone loves his looks & personality. I've got his coat in great shape now & he has lost some weight. I walk him for an hour every morning & about 30 minutes late afternoon. I take him to the beach for an off the leash run whenever I can. He loves that! I'm sure he will be in swimming when the weather improves. Thank you for allowing us to adopt Schooner. Libby I will give you another example ... About three years ago I was at the Florida Circuit. I met a man who was passing out flyers. He was selling GWP pups. He purchased a dog and a bitch from Treberwolf Kennels and decided to breed them. He had 12 pups and didn't know what to do with them. I gave him my number and said if you need anything just call, about two months later, he called. He explained that the city was fining him for having too many dogs and he still had five pups left. He wanted to know if I wanted them.

"Gus" is a 2 year old who didn't make it as a "bomb dog" and is now looking for his own home. For information on Loretta, Christie, or Gus, contact: Mal Decker (610) 754-0072 6 month old, male pup rescued from a shelter in Albany NY. He is liverticked, friendly, and very exhuberant. For information contact: Garnett Persinger (814) 587-2365 or Mal Decker "Alex" 4 year old neutered male, no other dogs or cats. Good with children. Liver & White ticked. Contact Patti Diehl at (937) 885-417] The following are in California and need homes of their own! Al yr old male, Liver and roan, not good with children, obedience trained. A 2/3 year old Male is available for adoption at the Yolo SPCA. A 6/7 year old male rescued from the humane society 6 years ago has been put up for adoption again. A one year old male GWP has been rescued from a shelter in central California. He is currently living with the good Samaritan who rescued him, but needs a home of his own. For more information on these four dogs, contact Cindy Heiller, DVM(707) 528-2725 There is a 2/3 ylo liver ticked Female in the Babylon N.Y. shelter. A club member has checked her out and she is very sweet Contact Dennis at 516643-9270 PLEASE PASS THE WORD TO PROSPECTIVE GWP BUYERS THAT WE HAVE MANY OLDER WIRES THAT NEED HOMES!!! Not everyone should have or needs an 8 week old puppy. Most of these dogs are housebroken and trained to some degree.




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Ebbtide Baycrest Spring Hunt (Persinger, Gunther, Hanna) Reserve Valhallas Flying Dutchman Winners Bitch/Best Of Winners/Best Of Breed Vallhallas Mistletoe (Mal Decker & Lee Decker) Reserve Winners Bitch Ebbtide Baycrest Spring Myth (Persinger) Best of Opposite Ch Walnubergs Upland Thunder JH( Tom Jarnich)

Ft. Detroit GWPC Field Trial- April 4-5 (members placements only) Am. Gun Dog (GWP only)(8 entries) 2. Ch. Jed's Silent Polar Express (Bear) 0: Barb & Ed Tucker 3. SGR Dirty Laundry (Zack) 0: Bill & Gail Richardson 4. Jimkath's Warlock 0: Jim & Kathleen Yates Am. Walking Derby (GWP only) (12 entries) 1. Hellbender's Bifrost's Ull (Jud) 0: Dick & Pat Uhnavy 2. Flintlock's Bifrost Odin (Odie) 0: Dick & Pat Uhnavy 3. SGR Classic Design (Robbie) 0: Linda Blanchard 4. Schnellberg's Shooting High (Shooter) 0: Sue Owen Am. Limited Gun Dog (10 entries) 1. FC/AFC Navaho Sidekick MH (Badger)

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Ft. Detroit Hunt Test April 25 Master: Dexter V Orchard Grove SH 0: Bob Little Senior: Jed's Her Emmanence 0: Barb Tucker Junior: SGR Chock Full 0' Nuts 0: Richard Hirneisen

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Saddle Up Anja V. Lutz (Jimmy Peters) Open: Fairoaks Follow Me Boys (A & K Lingsford & L Jaffe) Winners Bitch: Fairoaks Follow Me Boys Reserve: Weidenhugel Eliza V Pilot (J Otto & M Myers) BREED: Best Of Breed: Ch. Weidenhugel Gabby V Merlin (C Heiller) Best Of Winners: Jay-Mar's Cina's Four On The Floor Best Opposit Sex: Ch. Fairoaks Designer Genes (L& J Jaffe)

Dekaware Valley GWPC Supported Entry Chester Valley KC, May 9 Sweepstakes- Judge Rick Bosard Best In Sweeps Side By Side's Contessa of Hilltop (Betty Stroh/Jon Prescott) Best Of Opposite Vallhalas Flying Dutchman (Mal Decker) Regular Classes- Judge Bob Stein Winners Dog

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Open Derby1. Flintlock's Ugly Mug, 0 - Shawn Humphrey Hemphill 2. Cascade CJ, O/H - Ray Calkins 3. ES 4. GSP

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Amateur Gun Dog 1. Sure Shot's Rocket Dream, O/H - Mel Lee 2. GSP 3. Cascade Cadence, O/H - Ray Calkins 4.GSP Open Gun Dog 1. Sure Shot's Rocket Dream, O/H - Mel Lee 2. Sure Shot's Golly Miss Molly, OtH - Penny Ljungren 3. GSP 4.GSP Open All-Age1. GSP 2.GSP 3. Pointer 4.GSP


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1998 STANDINGS As reported in the AKC Awards for shows from Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 1998

Breed Competition-


taken from the March, April & May AKC Awards Book compiled by Lori Sargemt <>

on the # of GWP's defeated)

1. Ch ADPG Suthrn Breeze JH (B) Ch Schnellberg's Ruff Wire loe MH (B) 2. Ch Thornwood's It Had To Be You (D) 3. Blauermond's Katie Von Sadie (B) 4. Ch Blauermond's The Accomplice (D) 5. Ch Fair Oak's Designer Genes (D)

39 39 33 31 30 25

J Griggs/J Cheshire S Owen P&B Diehl W & K Sly R&M Strassman/S Scheueman L&J Jaffee

6. Ch RK's Baby Sioux of Geronimo 7. Ch J&J Dues Are Paid (D)

20 17

M&L Marley A Rosatti/J Hussar

Ch Yuletide's Storm Front (D) 8. Ch Larkspur's Country Classic (B) 9. Ch Cassio's Benjamin Jack (D) 10. Magnum Dual Shot (B)

17 15 11 10

A Gilpatrick G McCain J Brewster K Hawkins

Ch Scotian Private Reserve (D)


L Reeves/K

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Ch ADPG Suthrn Breeze JH (B) Ch Thornwood's It Had To Be You (D) Ch Schnell berg's Ruff Wire loe MH (B) Ch Cassio's Benjamin Jack (D)

3350 1010 324 221

5. Ch ADPG El Come El Go CD, JH 6. Ch Larkspur's Country Classic (B)

(1/10/98) by Ch. Thornwoods Breeder: Walter Whitmore & Christi

Schoessow-Chism et al.; Owner: Stephanie Scheuemann & Robert Strassman & Mary Strassman Asoendel's The Dream Warrior (D) SN43901901 '(1/18/98) by Ch. C Wobegon Warrior x Ch. Aspendel The Warrior's Maiden; Breeder: Robert Perry & Linda Hof; Owner: Robert Perry Cassio's Front Page News (D) SN28556503 (3/14/97) by Ch. Cassio's Victory Parade x Ch. Cassio's laney Thistle; Breeder: Joy Brewster; Owner: Dr. Monroe Kornfeld & Edna Kornfeld & Beverly Murray & Susan Brendel Geronimo's Boots Warette (B) SN41361605 (1/4/98) by Ch. Geronimo's Glory of Aspenrose x Ch. Geronimo's Showgirl; Breeder: Jo Ann Steffes & Vanna Curtin; Owner: Dixie Rae & Tawnya Brumbaugh Inverness Forget Me Not (B) SM86808601 (1/10/98) by Ch. Inverness Just in Time JH x Inverness Pit-A-Pat; Breeder/Owner: Laura Myles Schnellberg's Black Tie Affair (D) SN37690901 (1/11/98) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Schnellberg's Rayle Bird CD; Breeder: Norman Stahl & Susan Owen; Owner: Susan Owen


in Show comoetition) J Griggs/J Cheshire P&B Diehl S Owen J Brewster

154 96

Afterhours Saraeant Maior (D) SN31741604 True Grit x Ch. Afterhours Cassios Locket

Weidenhugel Einer V Pilot (D) SN2858701 0 (3/15/97) by Weidenhugel Pilot V Nico x Ch. Cadenberg Tecia V Trey; Breeder/Owner: Mildred Revell Wildefire's Mercedes (B) SN36486707 (1/17/98) by Ch. Ripsnorter Ka-Lins Wild Hart x Tina V Wachtersbach; Breeder/Owner: Kathryn Engle Geronimo's Bullet Warrior (D) SN41361603 (1/3/98) by Ch. Geronimo's Glory of Aspenrose x Ch. Geronimo's Showgirl; Breeder: Jo Ann Steffess & Vanna Curtin; Owner: Lou Torres & Sandy Torres & Cody Gardner. RU Wvred MVP Shortstoo Ivan (D) SN32872510 (1/9/98) by Ch. Rogue Isaac x Ch. Silent Storm A-Brewin' CD MH; Breeder: Karen Nelsen; Owner: Kim Moreman & Charles Moreman

K Craggs G McCain

Cadenburg Vetta V Trev (B) SN 16929305 (3/22/98) by Ch. Weidenhugellntrepid V Goetz x DC AFC Cadenberg Magie V Rogue CDX MH; Breeder: Silke Alberts; Owner: Terry & Teresa Steding CoventrY Pershing (D) SN44554502 (3/15/98) by Ch. Schnellberg's Second Act x Ch. Joral's Classic Lil' Miss; Breeder: Steven Ida & Joanne Gerhart: Owner: Steven Ida Olvmous' Do You Think I'm Sexv (B) SN36182304 (3/22/98) by Ripsnorter's Tail of Woe-Be x Olympus' Cocoa Puff; Breeder/Owner: Karen Breeden Ripsnorter's I've Got Rhvthem (B) SN38475503 (3/14/98) by Ripsnorter Makin a Statement x Ch. Ripsnorter's Private Dancer; Breeder: Helen George & Patricia Gabriel; Owner: Stephanie Miller & Douglas Miller Windhaven's Winterhawk (D) SN35129602 (3/28/98) by Wynwyre's Wild About Harry x Ch. Windhaven's Cheery Jubilee; Breeder: Greg Myers & Jane Alston-Myers & Robert Furlong & Dorothy Furlong;



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1998 STANDINGS These rankings are based on competition during the period January as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 18 No.5, May 1998compiled by Lori Sargent NOVICE


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P Ljungren, J Landis

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182 218 120 104

99 69 73 76 64 36




110 96

Jay-Mars Kix Standing Ovation (B) SN38572904 (10/12/97) by Ch. Schnellberg's Second Act x Ch. Jaymar Wiesen's Rite on Target SH; Breeder: Susan Owen & Nickol Litwin & M. Jay Collins: Owner: Jim Kidder & Fran Kidder & M, Jay Collins & Susan Owen & Nickol Vampotic

53 51 43 43




34 30 30

DC/AFC Schnellberg's Gretta MH FC/AFC JimKath's Allure FC/AFC/NAFC Flinklock's Hawk Eye Sure Shots Justa Miss Marker JH DC/AFC/NFC/NAFC Cascade Ike MH Wilsons Wildwire JH FCI AFC Navaho Sidekick MH CH SGR Witch Hunt MH Flintlocks Liesel Von Diesel

239 48

W & M Tait, NJ J & K Yates, MI S Humphreys, ID P Ljungren, WA R & L Calkins, OR E Fowls, GA G Rezzardi, IL K Nelsen, CA J Landis


165 44





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34 32





62 52

25 25

124 80 79

79 54 53

97 49

52 37

M Hemphill, WA J Peters, CA H Christensen, UT

4 Flintlock's Ugly Mug 5. Rader's One Over Par

S Humphrey,ID K&S Rader, CA

6. SGR Laundry Daze 7. Backwoods Mo Kick

B & G Richardson, G & L Dixon, WI

53 44

36 33

8. Backwoods Western Flyer 8 Prairiewood's Easy Rider 10. SGR Silent Running Brooke 10. Sure Shots Hot Rocks There were 172 placements by 76 dogs.

G&L Dixon 68 E & T Manns, WI 47 R & L Bultman/G Ward, MN 51 D Ljungren, WA 33

30 30 28 28


Tait, NJ Mernphill, WA Humphries,ID Ljungren, WA Yates,MI DeMoura, OR J Landis Lee, OR

421 218 165 178 86 140 145 122

275 96 83 70 67 65 59 57

Richardson, Collins, CA Nelsen, CA

112 85 79

57 50 50




Mark Boyd

(D) SN01277701 (4/30/94) by Ch. Spindrifter's High Achiever; Breeder/Owner: Laura Myles

Mark of


Miss Matilda (B) SN35715505

x Morelands Magic Matilda; Breeder: berly Gundersen & Michael Gundersen, Oakhyll Sweetbriar MH x Ch. Oakhyll Thompson; Owner:

(3/28/98) by Alison's Bell Creek Zachary Charles Sr.


Jr.; Owner:


(B) SN42702909 (3/15/98) by DC SGR Silent Running CD Magic's Destiny JH; Breeder: Linda Strothman & James Daniel Paige

Sagamore August Von Yager (D) SN23464305 (3/29/98) by Novak's Mr. Ort x Sagamore Anna Van Fritzer; Breeder: Randy Stutheit & Jo Stutheit: Owner: Margo Ems Von Duffin Fallschrim Jager (B) SN38818909 (3/21/98) by Ch. Sure Shot's Rockland Boss x Ch. Cascade Cate Van Duffin MH; Breeder: Ann Duffin & Terry Duffin;


Scott Rager & Katherine


: Hunt with your best friend :


8. SGR Dirty Laundry 10. DC/NFC Jay-Mars Blake's Windczar 10. Ch SGR Witch Hunt MH

by Misty Morn Jd Spiller


We had some interest in publishing a final combined Top Ten for the Gun Dogs. While there will not be a seperate award given; for those interested, here it is. DC/AFC Schnellberg's Gretta MH FC Flintlock's Addition FC/AFC INAFC Flintlock's Hawk Eye Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker JH FC/AFC JimKath's Allure Flintlocks Ezekiel Flintlocks Liesel Van Diesel FC/AFC Sure shot Cruise


Dave & Cheryl Howard;

Txwyr Silvar Wraith (B) SN12682803 (218/98) by Ch. Shurcan's Finders Keepers x Ch. Txwyr Echo; Breeder: Terry Woodfin & Sheri Graner; Owner: Glenn Randel & Joyce Woodfin


1. Flintlock's Lady Hawk 2. Saddle Up Anja V Lutz 3, Flintlocks Bandit

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

(D) SN34095810 Breeder:

K-S-Tzarr Coco'S-He's A Keeper (D) SN39549903 (2121/98) by NAFC FC AFC Flintlock's Hawk Eye x Ch. Aga JH: Breeder: Kosta Sunda: Owner: Dennis Marano & Denise Marano


by 32 dogs.



Rusty Red;

Inverness Highlander Laurwyn x Inverness

10. FC/AFC Sure Shots Cascade Miss Tique SH P Ljungren, WA 10. Ch Jed's Silent Polar Express J Tucker, MI There were 82 placements


Inverness Dash of Twin River (D) SM85356206 (4/30/94) by Ch. Inverness Just in Time JH x Ch. Topmost Windchime of Danters; Breeder: Laura Myles & Terri Jones & Vanna Curtin; Owner: Ken & Els Gangloff & Laura Myles

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