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Regional Club Basket Raffle How did your club fare in the club basket competition at the 2009 Nationals? This year, instead of going to the GWPCA general fund, the raffle money will be kept separate so it can be earmarked for special projects within the National or for the winning club. The basket raffle money can be used for many worthy causes. Please email Sylvia with ideas on where you would like to see the money go from the winning baskets. It’s not too early to start collecting items for this year’s raffle baskets. Clubs should include their club info with their basket. Here are some basket ideas:

Regional food items

Club and member historical info or pictures

Club trinkets such as mugs or caps

At your next club meeting, bird dog a volunteer to make up your club’s basket for the 2010 Nationals event! Also, please dig deep in your closet for anything that could be an addition to the GWPCA national club history. Items should be sent to our club historian. Contact Sylvia Miller at ripsnort@cheqnet.net if you have any questions.

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WIRE~NEWS FLASH! Wire~News Ad Submission Guidelines In order to accommodate the increasing complexity of ad designs submitted for publication in the Wire~News, it has become necessary to make some changes to the submission guidelines. Please make note of the following, and don’t hesitate to email the editor if you have any questions.

Ads must be submitted by deadline. Ads must be camera ready. If a client is waiting on photos, etc., ad space must be RESERVED (B&W or color) by deadline and camera ready ad must be submitted no later than one week after the posted deadline. Within 1 week of ad submission, ALL ADS will be approved or notice will be given the ad won’t print well and why (size, photo resolution, over all resolution). Client will have up to 5 days to fix and resubmit. For a fee, editor or publisher may create or work on ads. Fee will be established before work begins. A proof will be sent to the client for an ad created or modified in any way by the editor or publisher, and written/email approval must be received prior to publication. Payment of ads must be made by deadline. If an ad is not printed because quality issues cannot be resolved, the payment will be returned. Design fees are due once ad is approved. ALL ad space & design fees MUST be received by the editor prior to going to press or the ad in question will be removed. Typically this would be 2 weeks from the deadline. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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FROM THE EDITOR

From the Editor Here in Tornado Alley I’m reminded how close one can live on the edge of destruction and still come out unscathed. Nature acts with fury and often targets the naive. We were on the edge of the big storm that ripped through the state recently, but were spared. What I didn’t escape, was the fury of some advertisers in the Spring WireNews issue who didn’t like their ads. I apologize to them, again. Good two-way communication is the key, and I hope it will improve in the future, so mistakes on my and anyone else’s part can be avoided. Apparently this subject has been a topic on certain Facebook pages where I can’t defend myself, and at this point I don’t care to. Most of you who work with me know I’m a conscientious person who donated my time to work on this magazine to the best of my ability. I’m easy going and helpful almost to a fault. I hope if you read the comments presented on Facebook, you realize you are only hearing one version of the incidents. As a result of issues that came up in regard to advertising, new guidelines have been established, approved by the GWPCA, and are posted within. Advertisers must be a lot more prepared in advance of deadlines, and will have to find someone who is capable of preparing their ads if they can’t do it themselves. All of this is necessary to ensure the GWPCA doesn’t lose revenue for ads printed; especially, the more costly color ads. On a more positive note, it’s my pleasure to announce Diane Turner is joining the GWPCA staff and will be writing a column titled Open Range. She plans to tackle some thorny subjects, so I hope your imagination is pricked, and maybe you’ll write one of your own! Thanks to Richard Hirneisen and Diana Wise for the great photos they graciously submitted for your enjoyment within. Good quality photos make this publication special, so I’m always on the hunt for more. I would love to have more obedience, agility and rally photos. Have a great summer and keep your cool!

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To the Editor Update to Dr. Heiller’s Cancer Article Cynthia, Wow! We were happily impressed when we opened the mail this morning! Thank you so much for the samples, as well as the article for your club magazine. Both are very helpful. Would it be possible to add one piece of info to the article, or has it already gone in? Owners of affected dogs can actually contact me for a FedEx number, which they can now use to submit samples. Tumors DO need to be shipped overnight, and on ice (but not frozen). Most people contact me prior to sending them, but just in case… Thank you again – we will put these samples to good use! Feel free to contact me with any questions. Roe Froman, DVM Senior Veterinary Research Scientist Van Andel Institute 333 Bostwick Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.234.5556 www.vai.org/helpingdogs Editor, . . . it’s been brought to my attention that you used some of my personal photos of my dogs in random articles throughout the last WN issue. I didn’t give you consent . . . I know you’re very new to this editor stuff, but it’s illegal to copy and publish people’s photos without consent. Name Withheld On page 44 of the Fall 2009 WireNews, an item on the Bulletin Board regarding the Photo Contest states: “All photos entered will be used in the WireNews in the coming year.” The photo contest was a means to get more photos for the publication in addition to honoring those who take great photos of their dogs. If you sent in photos to the contest, you gave your consent for them to be used based on the guidelines set forth. If anyone else misunderstood this and doesn’t want their photos used in the WireNews, please send me an email. This will be the same case for those photos sent in for the Final Shot, so be forewarned. The Editor


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Wire News The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Field Dog Issue

www.gwpca.com

Regular Features

Feature Articles

CHIC News Page 32 CERF Page 34 OFA Results Page 35 AKC News Pages 38-43 Becky’s Letter Pages 45 In The Company Of Dogs Pages 50-55 Obedience Feature Pages 58-59 Open Range Pages 66-68 Across The Pond Page 72-73 Agility Feature Pages 74-75 Agility Standings & Titles Pages 76-78 Field Top 10 Page 79 Obedience Standings & Titles Page 80-81 New Titles Pages 82-83 NAVHDA Statistics Pages 84-87 Show Top 10 Pages 88 -89 Wired Living Pages 90-91

New ROM & Rescue Coordinator Pages 18-19 Nominating Ballot Page 28 2011 National Judges Ballot Pages 29-31 GWP Club of Wisconsin Spring Field Trial Page 46 NAVHDA UT Prize 1 vs. MH vs. FC? Pages 47-49 Introducing Your Dog to Gunfire Pages 58-59 Introducing Your Dog to Water Pages 60-61 2010 Nationals Pages 62-63 Origin of Kennel Names Pages 64-65 Economics of Leadership Pages 70-71 National Field Champions Pages 92-94 Remembering Chuck Ireland Page 94

Index to Advertisers Windmill & Aspendel - Watkins 2010 National Reece Kennels - Johnson Hilltop Farms & K-S-Tzarr GWPs Sean Perry Designs Windmill & Aspendel - Watkins Windmill Kennels - Watkins Top Shelf Kennels The Haven Kennels Inverness Kennels Medlock & Carter Justa GWPs - Brawn

Cover Inside Front Cover Page 3 Page 6 Page 7 Page 10 Page 11 Page 96 Page 96 Page 96 Page 98 Back Cover

WireNews editor Ellen Herminghaus Forward all ads, payment for ads, articles, inquiries and additional material to: wirenewseditor@gmail.com 6313 Saintsbury Ct., Oklahoma City, OK 73132 405-722-0743

Club Business Board Members Page 12 Local GWP Clubs Page 13 Code of Ethics Page 16 AKC GWP Breed Standard Page 17 New GWPCA Coordinators Pages 18-19 Presindent’s Message Page 20 Treasurer Report Page 21 GWPCA Board Minutes Pages 22-27 New Members Page 44 Bulletin Board Page 97

ON THE COVER BIS Ch Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH

Lilly and her litter mates were the “Western Movie Litter” who came to be by breeding our older Wobe daughter Heidi, to Betsy’s Winston. All the pups in that litter were named after western movies, and since Lilly was the only white puppy, she became “Pale Rider.” She is lovingly referred to her as our “pet bitch.” One day, when the pups were around seven weeks old, a local hunter called and wanted a white bitch puppy. In our high desert area of sage and bitter brush and dry ground, it’s certainly not uncommon for local hunters to want white dogs for higher visibility. Lilly being the only white puppy, Bob decided she should be sold to this man as a pet/hunter. Needless to say, I nixed that idea, since she had been my puppy all along. The rest is history, but we still love to tease about out “pet” Lilly! Such as, “….not bad for a pet bitch, huh???” Bob and Sean Perry

Please note, the WireNews publication provides the various standings and other reports as a service to the GWPCA members.  WireNews contributors gather the data for publishing, but have no control over the content.  If there is missing, misspelled or incorrect data, please consult the agency that compiles the data for corrections. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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GWPCA & WireNews Staff Wire~News Editor - Ellen Herminghaus - wirenewseditor@gmail.com 6313 Saintsbury Ct. Oklahoma City, OK 73132 (405) 722-0743 Column Across the Pond Agility Agility & Obedience Standings Becky’s Therapy Dog Update Canine Health Down Under Field Top 10 From the Whelping Box In the Company of Dogs Junior Talk NAVHDA New Titles Open Range Obedience OFA Rescue column Show standings Wired Living Yuppie Puppy

Contact Alexandra Friar Ashlee Trotter Lori Sargent Ann Duffin Robin Nelson Patricia Beckett Lynn Sandor Laura Myles Richard Hirneisen Katie Webb Courtney Vogel Lori Sargent Diane Turner Greg Dubois Cathy Milachek Laura Myles Lori Sargent Beth Hollenberg Kata Kobli

Email contact info alex@sashal.co.uk training@creativepaws.com birddog@windsweptwires.net gr8gwp@yahoo.com GWPoint@aol.com kobnkogwp@bigpond.com sandorcpa@comcast.net invernesskennels@verizon.net rich.hirneisen@gmail.com lemonsugar5393@hotmail.com courtneyvogel@hotmail.com birddog@windsweptwires.net DTurner596@aol.com grgdubois@comcast.net Ciaradoc@aol.com invernesskennels@verizon.net birddog@windsweptwires.net patokagwp@verizon.net katababa@aol.com

GWPCA Breeder Referral Bernee Brawn, 1408 Pineville Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

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GWPCA Delegate to the AKC Patricia Laurans, 54 Mount Pleasant Rd, Newtown, CT 06470 plaurans@earthlink.net

2010 GWPCA Board of Directors President Laura Reeves, 5000 Waverly Rd, Lincoln, NE 68514 (206) 979-3758 reevesLJ@earthlink.net Vice President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 gwpcascade@aol.com Secretary Michelle Boyd, 617 Taylor St., Greenville, IL 62246 (618) 664-2250 jboyd1@newwavecomm.net Treasurer Sue Mueller, W 12203 - 870th Ave, River Falls, WI 54022 (715) 425-9863 st.croix.wirehairs@pressenter.com Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, 13838 St. Highway 198, Conneautville, PA 16406 (814) 587-2365 shoalwater@hughes.net Midwest Director Elizabeth Dixon, N7815 County Rd N, Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675 bkwdsgwp@svtel.net Western Director Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197 aspendel@aol.com 12

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LOCAL CLUBS

President: Gary Wickwire Vice President: Ray Calkins Treasurer: Kathy Green Secretary: Mary Hanson (503) 632-1162 hansonm@bctonline.com www.geocities.com/oregongwp

President: Charlie Kissinger Vice President: Linda Krepak Treasurer: LuAnn Walsh Secretary: Bernee Braun

President: Rhonda Houkoos Vice President: Tom Lococco Treasurer: Jan Erbe Secretary: Chuck Casanova 2005 S. 141st Circle Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 691-9489

ccasanova@tconl.com

President: Sue Ireland Vice President: Penny Ljungren Treasurer: Paul Wy;mer Secretary: Kathy Wymer 361 NE Matthew Dr. Belfair, WA 98528 (360) 275-4245 aanjwymer@hotmail.com www.seatacgwpc.com

President: Dan DeGraw Vice President: Richard Hirneisen Treasurer: Bill Schmidt Secretary: Lori Sargent 5775 N. Chester Rd. Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 667-0007 birddog@windsweptwires.net www.fdgwpc.org/

GWP Club of Wisconsin President: William Bastion Vice President: Vern Grimslid Treasurer: Carol Piette-Cagle Secretary: Carol Piette-Cagel W8489 Grandview Drive Appleton, WI 54944 (920) 779-6608 GWPPiette@aol.com

GWP Club of Southern California President: Ellis Herz Vice President: Linda Ercoli Treasurer: Karla Weber Secretary: Karen Nelsen P.O. Box 6390 Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-636-9939 ruwyrd@aol.com www.gwpsocal.com/

President: Cathy DuBois Vice President: Maura Rakowski Treasurer: Al Brady Secretary: Nancy Ondrus www.GWPCI.com

President: Cynthia Heiller, DVM Vice President: Randall Berry Treasurer: Diane Marsh Secretary: Debbie Lewis 101 Carlton Ave. Vacaville, CA 95687 (707) 447-1172

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Suncoast German Wirehaired Pointer Club President: Joe Proulx Vice President: Bev Moos Treasurer: Karen Purdome Secretary: Meg Eden 10060 NW 27th Street Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 410-3935

President: Belinda DeLaby Vice President : Erika Brown Treasurer: Deb Wadsworth Secretary: Angie Johnson 1450 Marker Rd. Polk City, FL 33868 (863) 576-3064 angiehef@aol.com www.suncoastgwpc.com

President: Bob Karrick Vice President: Wayne Starkson Treasurer: Tom Weber Secretary: Stacy Risler email: blauermondgwp@charter.net Š2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Images taken with a digital camera Most digital cameras have a setting allowing you to choose the output format. The most common formats are JPG and TIFF. Some cameras may also produce PNG image files. With any format – larger is better. We can always reduce the size of an image with limited or no loss of quality. Making a smaller image larger will result in a loss of quality. TIFF is the preferred format for electronic submission. We realize this format produces large files, but it does not lose any information. You get whatever the camera sees.

Scanned Images Scanners give you an option change the resolution of the output image. Most scanners set the default resolution to 200 dpi. If you are scanning an image for submission please change the resolution to 300 dpi. Some scanners will then prompt you to change it back with a note that such high resolution is not necessary. Please leave it at 300 dpi. If the option exists the output format should be TIFF. If not, the highest quality JPG image (no compression) should be used. PLEASE clean the scanner glass and the photo to insure that all lint and dust is removed prior to scanning. Unacceptable: GIF images should not be submitted, as they only support 256 colors.

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GWPCA Wire~News

The GWPCA Wire-News is published by the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America, Inc. The GWPCA is a non-profit Michigan corporation which was founded in 1959 to promote and develop the German Wirehaired Pointer. Since 1959, the GWPCA has been recognized by the American Kennel Club as a member club responsible for the development of the GWP in the United States. The GWPCA Wire-News is published for the members of the GWPCA and is a benefit of membership in this club. The editors of the GWPCA WireNews wish to encourage everyone to send articles of information of interest to our members. The editors of the GWPCA Wire-News reserve the right to edit or refuse to print any letters or articles sent into the GWPCA Wire-News. Articles or letters appearing in the Wire-News do NOT necessarily reflect the views of the GWPCA, the GWPCA Wire-News, or its staff. Individuals interested in membership in the GWPCA should contact the club membership director.

Publishing Schedule

Issue

Fall 2010 (Judges Issue) Cover reserved – Betty Stroh Winter 2010 (Nationals Issue) Cover reserved for 2010 NFC, NAFC, or BISS Spring 2011 (Performance Dog/Top Dog/Breeder Issue) Cover Available Summer 2011 (Field Dog Issue) Cover Available

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CODE OF ETHICS

German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Code of Ethics The members of the GWPCA are devoted to the continued preservation, protection and improvement of the German Wirehaired Pointer. This Code provides guidelines for ethical practices and care, and seeks to promote good sportsmanship. RECORDS GWPCA members will maintain complete and accurate records for each dog and litter. BREEDING GWPCA members will evaluate any dog or bitch used for breeding, using the criteria set forth by the breed standard. Only those dogs free of recognized genetic defects shall be used in a breeding program. Breeders will be selective with respect to the physical and mental soundness, health, temperament, and natural hunting ability of the dog or bitch. CARE AND TRANSFER OF DOGS No puppies or adult dogs shall be bred, sold or consigned to pet shops or other commercial enterprises Proper care shall be provided for bitch and puppies. Puppies shall be kept until seven weeks of age. All prospective buyers should be carefully screened to assure that puppies have a safe, loving and stimulating home. An honest evaluation of the quality of the puppy will be made. Purchasers are encouraged to spay or neuter all dogs that will not be used for breeding. New owners will receive the following documentation: 1. Written sales contract or co-ownership agreement 2. Copy of the AKC registration 3. Feeding instructions 4. Medical records 5. Three-generation pedigree 6. Training recommendations 7. Copy of this Code of Ethics GWPCA members are prepared to assist puppy buyers when questions or problems arise for the life of the dog. New owners are encouraged to become involved in GWPCA activities, regional GWP clubs, dog training, and/or dog performance events. SPORTSMANSHIP GWPCA members shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit upon themselves, their dogs, and the sport of dogs, regardless of location or circumstance.

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BREED STANDARD

The German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Standard 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 weather resistant, 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, SUBSTANCE The height of males should be from 24 to 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 severely 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 broad and the occipital bone not too prominent. The stop is medium. The muzzle is fairly long with nasal bone straight, broad and parallel 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, 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 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. HINDQUARTERS The angles of the hindquarters balances that of the forequarters. A straight line drawn vertically from the buttock (ischium) to the ground should land just in front of the rear foot. The thighs are strong and muscular. The hind legs are parallel when viewed from the rear. The hocks (metatarsus) are short, straight and parallel turning neither in nor out. Dewclaws are generally removed. Feet as in forequarters. 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 medium length. The hairs in the liver patches of a liver and white dog may be shorter than the white hairs. A short smooth coat, a soft woolly coat, or an excessively long coatis to be severely 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 severely 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 severely penalized. GAIT The dog should be evaluated at a moderate gait. Seen from the side, the movement is free and smooth with good reach in the forequarters and good driving power in the hindquarters. The dog carries a firm back and exhibits a long, ground-covering stride. When moving in a straight line the legs swing forward in a free and easy manner and show no tendency to cross or interfere. There should be no signs of elbowing out. The rear legs follow on a line with the forelegs. As speed increases, the legs will converge toward a center line of travel. TEMPERAMENT Of sound, reliable temperament, the German Wirehaired Pointer is at times aloof but not unfriendly toward strangers; a loyal and affectionate companion who is eager to please and enthusiastic to learn. Approved October 10, 2006; Effective January 1, 2007 ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S !

New GWPCA Coordinators ROM Coordinator Hello, my name is Sean Ferraro Perry, and I will be serving as your new ROM Chairperson. I am honored to have been chosen to take over this position from Gail Richardson who has served us so expertly in this capacity for many years. I have worked successfully in many positions in my career: including, a corporate controller for a major real estate firm in California, and a crime scene technician in Fresno. I hold both an Associate of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology, from Fresno City College and Fresno State College, respectively. I also love to cook, and have been an avid equestrian for most of my life. I married our own Bob Perry in 2000 at the Nationals, and the rest, as far as my involvement in GWP’s, is history! Currently, I am a free lance fine artist and graphic artist, specializing in website design, advertising design, logo design, photography and fine art portraits of horses, dogs, people and other animals; my fine art is currently being featured in a local Redmond, Oregon art gallery. I look forward to serving GWPCA members in my new position, and as always, I am excited about a new adventure!

Sean Ferraro Perry Rescue Coordinator Hello, I’m Diane Turner and I am going to be the new GWPCA Rescue Coordinator. I live in southern Arizona, about thirty miles from the Mexican border, where I share a home with my husband, Larry, our nearlygrown granddaughters, Trinitie and Katie, our Spanish Barb gelding, Andy, and our ten German Wirehaired Pointers. I have been showing dogs both in conformation and obedience for most of my adult life. I previously had Belgian Sheepdogs and Belgian Tervurens. I bred and showed many Belgians to their championship and titled numerous dogs in obedience. I was an active member of the ABTC serving on the show committee and as the editor of the ABTC official publication for ten years. The last of my elderly Tervs died in 2000 and we were left dog-less. Several months later, I was recovering from a life-threatening illness when a stray Border Collie wandered in. Naturally she was pregnant and soon delivered five puppies. In order to find homes for the pups our vet put us in touch with a Tucson rescue organization, the 18

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C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S ! Foundation for Animals In Risk. We became a foster family soon taking in puppies, troublesome teenagers, mama dogs and their babies and confused and traumatized oldsters, and in 2005 we received the honor of being the Pima County Foster Family of the Year. Not long after, Katie, our youngest, wanted a dog to show. We thought about Tervs, looked at Shelties and finally Larry asked that we consider a GWP. He had grown up with one and wanted a dog to hunt with. Still exploring the idea, we were on vacation when we noticed an ad for German Wirehaired Pointer puppies in the Tulsa morning paper. Larry wanted us to see some GWPs so we answered it. It was a backyard breeder and the condition of the dogs was simply deplorable. There was only a tiny, female left and, despite my reservations, not one of us could leave that puppy—who is now our infamous Emma. From that moment, we have been so blessed with Wires—it is not only each dog who is a blessing, but the folks we have met along way who have become part of our Wire family. Currently, I am the president of Old Pueblo Dog Training Club, our large Tucson AKC sanctioned obedience club. I am a CGC evaluator, I teach the STAR puppy program, obedience classes and am certified to deal with problem/aggressive dogs. Last year, I worked with Laura Myles to place two Wire bitches that came into local rescue and since we have placed two more homeless Arizona Wires into forever homes. I can’t imagine a job more suited to me than to do rescue for the breed that I have grown to love.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me President’s Message Hi Everyone, Aretha Franklin was talking about a love relationship. But in the big picture of life, respect plays a critical role in any personal or organizational relationship. Respect for your elders may be old-fashioned, but it was pounded into me, literally, at an early age. In the case of organizational relationships, respect for our elders means giving credit to those who work hard to make our breed and our club better. These are people who give time they don’t have, energy they could use elsewhere and patience that would make Job look weak. They give time and money to their club, without asking for anything in return, because it represents the dogs and breed they love. Respect does not mean you never disagree, it means, in famous terms, choosing to disagree without being disagreeable. Whether you disagree with a competitor, a mentor or a club representative, being respectful in your dissent goes a long way toward building a stronger bond – be it personally or at an organizational level. Involvement in a club like ours offers many different things to many different people. The opportunity to socialize with folks who enjoy the same breed; the opportunity to compete against the best – those who have dedicated their lives, hearts and souls to the breed; even the opportunity to give back to that group through volunteer service within the club. Respecting your club and your fellow members means donating that time and effort for no reason other than giving back. If you’d like to meet the type of member we should all aspire to be, I suggest you visit with Sue Mueller. Sue is retiring as Treasurer of the GWPCA effective at the end of her term this year. She has served in this position, in many ways the most challenging of the jobs one can do for this club, for 10 years. In that time she has never claimed so much as the cost of a stamp in reimbursement for herself. She has attended all but one National event in every part of the country you can name. She has donated her time and materials at no cost to the club to frame many, many trophies and fund-raising items over the years. She attends the National Specialty shows, even though she is at heart strictly a Field Trial enthusiast. Sometimes she even shows a dog. She attends the annual meeting. She supports the whole club, not just the parts she likes. Yes, she is fortunate to have the ability to make that choice in her work life. But, it is a choice that she has made every year. A handful of long-term members share Sue’s willingness to devote so much to this breed and this club. We are blessed with a small but vital core group. But she and those like her are an endangered species in today’s environment. There is no “spotted owl” ruling that will save our club and our breed - we have to do that ourselves. “It’s all about ME” isn’t just a familiar saying, it’s a common mindset by which neither society as a whole, nor this club specifically is well-served. I have rarely used this forum as a bully pulpit or soap box. But, if ever there was a time for a call out to the membership of this club it is today. Our breed is unique. Its qualities are unique. Our club is unique. The functional dog, the pretty dog, the “let ‘em roll” dog are all equally valuable – and sometimes they’re even the same dog. The dogs, their breeders and owners each deserve our respect. And, the devoted, dedicated people who work to help this club deserve our respect. R-E-S-P-E-C-T Take care…

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INCOME 2010 Membership AKC Delegates Fund Inc Breeder' List Canine Health Inc Interest Inc Rescue Fund Wire News Inc

$    21,757.50      13,503.84           850.00        1,015.00        1,048.85              17.31        1,490.00        3,832.50

EXPENSES Advertising AKC Delegate Exp AKC Delegates Fund Exp Bank Charge Canine Health Exp Donation GWPCA Web Page Judge's Ed Exp Misc Secretary Expense Treasurer Misc Treasurer Postage Wire~News Exp

$  (15,684.50)          (328.35)                  ‐            (65.21)            (30.68)       (1,048.85)          (300.00)          (198.00)          (347.87)               (6.18)          (421.53)            (36.90)          (246.87) $  (12,654.06)

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$      6,073.00

GWPCA Checking Rescue Fund Money Market

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GWPCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On motion the board was called to order at 7:32 pm. Members present: Laura Reeves, Ray Calkins, Robert Perry, Garnett Persinger, Sue Mueller, Michelle Boyd, and Liz Dixon. Approval of minutes from January meeting. On motion the minutes from the January meeting were approved. President’s Report: Laura Reeves reported that she has a few items from AKC to discuss that can be covered under new business. Treasurer’s Report: Sue Mueller reported the following:  Checking Account-$12,949.38; Money Market-$12,253.25; Rescue Fund-$11,866.87. Dues are coming in pretty well. We are receiving more rescue funds this year when people are sending in their dues. Secretary’s Report: Michelle Boyd reported that she contacted Sue DeGraw about the Ft. Detroit GWP being approved to host the 2011 National. She answered a survey from Doberman club regarding committees we have in our club. Committee Reports By-laws: No report. CHIC: No report GWPU: Events are being planned for this year. Rally/obedience may be Thursday night. Judge’s Education: J udy Cheshire reported that Judges Education at the AKC Sporting Institute in Rhode Island went very well. Although we were only able to get four dogs for hands on, we received a grade of 4 out of a possible 5 for the presentation. SEAC: Judy Cheshire reported the following: A list of potential Sweeps/Futurity judges who have participated in JE was given to Bob Perry and Laura Myles. Judging ballot for 2011 should be ready for the summer issue of the Wire~News. In the September 2009 Board minutes, I read that “Laura Reeves reported they have received some lobbying regarding codified system for judge’s selection for the National”. That information has not been shared with me, and I assume it is something that I should be addressing. However, I have no information about it. Michelle Boyd will let Judy Cheshire know that it was in regards to the continuing process of selecting sweepstakes judges. Audrey Meinke is working on the plan to possibly implement a Maturity in 2011, if the plan is workable and approved by the Board. Aloysia has been consulted and is in agreement with a Maturity to complement the current Futurity. She would like it handled outside of the realm of the Futurity. In other words, initial nominations, re-noms, etc. will be handled completely separately from the Futurity. I also asked about sending one of the discs that Angie did regarding National Championship and National Specialty winners to the AKC to be archived. Angie was in agreement with it and I asked in my last report if that would be OK with the Board. Any answer? On motion the CD will be sent to AKC. Michelle Boyd will let Judy Cheshire know. FEAC: Liz Dixon reported the following: She has been compiling the judges for this year’s National including some new names. She will be sending them out next week to start getting judges for 2010 Nationals. Minutes from the FEAC meeting are done. Two motions were made that need to go to this board. 1) Randy Berry would like a committee person to be selected to chair a committee to investigate the potential of adding German 22

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CLUB BUSINESS Wirehaired Pointers to the museum.   On motion the board will approach Randy Berry to see if he would be willing to head a committee to investigate this. Liz Dixon will contact Randy Berry. 2) Change both the Amateur Championship and National to run sixty minutes. Discussion ensued and motion passed that this would change. Another meeting was called, and Randy Berry changed the proposal to one hour for the National and 45 minutes for the Amateur effective in 2011. All FEAC members are going to their clubs and will bring back information to the FEAC regarding their position on this. NEAC: No report. Old Business 2009 National: Sue Mueller reported that she is waiting for some monies to conclude the financials for the 2009 National. Sue still has leftover merchandise from the 2009 National. 2010 National: We have received a contract from Onofrio. Aloysia Hard is working on her choice of a judge for the Futurity and a judge is being worked on for Sweepstakes. Both will come from the SEAC list. Sea-Tac is working on a sweeps judge. The All-Star committee is in discussion about having The All-Star on Monday night at the trial ground. In order to do this, we would need to have a place with lighting and flat ground. Michelle Boyd will contact Laura Myles and see if she needs help with paperwork for the conformation applications. On motion the GWPCA will pay to have a conference call regarding the 2010 National involving board members and committee chairs working on the 2010 National. Bob Perry will coordinate the meeting. Board Member Re-elections: Bruce and Sue Mueller will not attend the national this year. She feels we need an on-site treasurer for the National to handle paying bills. Sue will be retiring as the Treasurer for the GWPCA club, so we’ll need a new Treasurer for the National. Laura Reeves will be retiring as President of the GWPCA this year. We’ll also need to find a new nominee for president. A nominating committee needs to be put together to start this process. Proposal for Breeder of the Year Award: Still waiting to hear from Nickol Litwin. Trophy Donation for 2010 Gun Dog National: Ray Calkins reported that he talked to Tracy Haines and at this point she has commitments from the Brittanys and the GSP’s; and promises from Pointers and Vizslas. The sponsorship includes two plaques, two ribbons, listing in catalog, full page ad in the catalog as we please and our name on a banner as a sponsor. The cost would be $250.00. On motion the board approved the sponsorship.  New Business Request from Shelter: To Whom It May Concern, This email is sent on behalf of Sheri Lunsford, Animal Programs Manager for the Prince George’s County Animal Management Group. We are currently developing breed sheets that list the basic characteristics of dog breeds, such as life span, size, whether they are good with children and other pets, and trainability. We wish to give this information out to potential adopters so they will be fully informed of the type of dog they wish to adopt, thereby cutting down on the chance that the animal will be returned due to unrealistic expectations. Another animal organization has been kind enough to let us use the breed sheets that they developed, but they do not include every breed. We wish to use the information about _______________________ from the American Kennel Club (AKC) web site for our breed sheets, since this is a dog for which we do not have a breed sheet. You are listed as the contact person for the __________________________ parent club on the AKC web site. A representative from the AKC advised that we would need to contact each breed club to ask permission to use the content about the breed that is listed on the AKC web site. At this time, I would like to ask your permission to use the information about _______________________ that is listed on the AKC web site. Your consideration in this matter is greatly appreciated, and will increase the chances an adopted animal will stay in their new home. Thank you for your time. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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CLUB BUSINESS Sheri Lunsford, Animal Programs Manager Prince George’s County Animal Management Group 3750 Brown Station Road Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 (301) 780-7238 www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DER/AMG Tabatha Patterson Violation Custodian 3750 Brown Station Rd. Upper Marlboro MD, 20772 TMPatterson@co.pg.md.us 301-780-7222 office 301-780-7258 fax On motion the Board approved the use of the GWP standard by this group. Michelle Boyd will contact them. Appoint Club Legislative Liaison: On motion the board will contact Charlie Kissinger to see if he would be willing to be the club legislative liaison. Laura Reeves will contact Charlie Kissinger. 2010 Parent Club Committee: 4th August 27-29 in Raleigh Durham , NC. We can invite one member of the club to be a part of this weekend. AKC will pay most expenses for this event. On motion the board will send Garnett Persinger to the AKC Parent Club Committee. Date for next month’s meeting: March 10, 2010 On motion the meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm. Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Boyd Secretary, GWPCA

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GWPCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On motion the meeting was called to order at 7:38 pm. Members present: Laura Reeves, Bob Perry, Ray Calkins, Sue Mueller, Liz Dixon, Garnett Persinger, and Michelle Boyd. Approval of minutes from February meeting. On motion the minutes from the February meeting  were approved with  a correction of the 2011 Ft. Detroit National.   President’s Report: Laura Reeves reported that her president’s report will be covered under other topics.   Treasurer’s Report: Sue Mueller reported the following: Checking Account-$16.092.35; Money Market-$12,256.80; Rescue Fund-$11921.87. The 2009 National had a loss of $1,729.38.  Secretary’s Report: Michelle reported that she will be starting show applications next week.   Committee Reports   By-laws: Mark is working on the By-laws currently with help from his committee.   CHIC: No report.    GWPU: Joy Brewster reported the following: I need to know if they want me to firm up the Purina vet for the 2010 National or not? I believe she should be scheduled during perhaps a lunch or when there would be the most people available. If it was lunch rather than dinner, she’d probably arrive in the AM and would leave that afternoon; otherwise, we would have an overnight expense - your call. Also confirmation that the GWPU will be on Thursday. Purina vet on Thursday night. Hopefully we will have a Rally explanation/demonstration in morning before Rally. Michelle will contact Joy and send her an e-mail regarding Performance/Rally seminar to be in the am, and the Purina vet’s presentation will be in the pm.    Judge’s Education: No report. FEAC: Liz Dixon sent out a ballot of twenty judges and received 11 judges names back so far. The ballot is due back Wednesday. The top four vote-getters will receive letters regarding judging for this year.   SEAC: No report.   NEAC: Bernee Brawn reported the following: So far the 2010 Nationals seem to be moving in the right direction. The only thing/suggestion I have is that I believe it would be in the best interest of the club and event to try to have some sort of big ticket raffle item. We/they can sell tickets from now till the Nationals. I’ve talked to Rhonda about it, and she is going to canvas some businesses she knows to see if she can get them to help us out.    GWPU is being worked on. Rhonda Haukoos is working on possibly getting vendors to donate money instead of prizes and purchasing a big item to raffle off or as silent auction. Rhonda will work with Sylvia to make sure vendors are not asked more than once.   ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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CLUB BUSINESS Old Business   2009 National: See Treasurer’s Report above.   2010 National: Ray Calkins reported that Gary received a quote on the tent.  For Sunday-Saturday rental the cost would be $3,000; for Monday-Friday rental the cost would be $1310.68. On motion the board voted to rent the tent for Monday-Friday  (until 1pm) and pop-up tents will be used  until tent is placed on Monday. The tent will come with a propane heater and lights. Hopefully, we will be able to find a generator to use and not have to rent one. Proposal for Breeder of the Year Award: Still waiting to hear from Nickol Litwin.  New Business Courtney J. Vogel sent the following request: “MIDWEST WIREFEST” Dates: 4/22/2011 – 4/24/2011 Show Location: Olympia Resort & Spa, Oconomowoc, WI Hunt Test Location: Ottawa Field Grounds This proposed event would be a combination in effort of the WI, IL, and MN GWP’s clubs.  The idea is to have show specialties held on Friday and Saturday, obedience and/or rally also on Friday and Saturday, then have a hunt test and water test on Sunday.  The show specialty would include puppy and veteran sweeps as well as regular classes.  There is an all breed show about an hour away that the show folks could attend on Sunday, if they aren’t interested in the hunt/water tests.  The hunt/ water tests will be open to all pointing breeds, with GWP’s having priority in ensuring their entries are accepted.  Other ideas include having a dinner one night with raffle/auction items, offer judges education, and education breed seminars/demonstrations.  This is sort of like a “mini national”. It’s 6 months apart from the National, so think we would have good attendance from all over.   The thought with all of this is that our 3 clubs (especially WI) is lacking not only funds, but volunteers, members, etc.  This would be an annual, central location event, where we hope to get new people to the breed to learn more about it and get involved. Instead of having yearly financial losses by holding separate show specialties, we’ll have more volunteers and members available to donate individually for prizes, and help to make things happen.   When speaking with the Olympia Resort, I was told if we decide to do this that the local Field Spaniel Club would hold their show specialty as well, because by splitting costs that’d be the only way it’d be financially possible for all clubs involved.  For 3 days, splitting the cost with the FS club it’ll be $1,000 total, which would be about $333.00 per GWP club.  That includes the rings for show and obedience/rally, rooms, setup, take down, etc.  The show venue is indoors with ample grooming/set up space.  Holding this event in conjunction with the FS Club, we could judge share for both conformation and rally/obedience, again decreasing costs.   Looking at this for an annual event, knowing the FS Club moves their location each year, it has been proposed that starting in 2012, we turn this into a “Tri Breed” event, asking 2 other pointing breed groups to hold this yearly with us.  This use to be offered many years ago in our area, and is often talked about.  By holding a Tri Breed, we could again split costs with 2 other clubs.   To get this started we would like to ask the GWPCA for both input to make this event a success, and also a financial contribution to help get us started.  At each of our individual specialties, we get about 10-15 GWP’s each show, so we figure by making this more than just a “show weekend” and including a hunt and water test, the versatility of the breed would be well displayed, and pull in more interested parties to the event.   On motion the board voted to give their support to this proposal at some financial level once all three clubs have signed letters of commitment to hold the MidWest WireFest and these letters are sent to Michelle Boyd, GWPCA secretary.

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CLUB BUSINESS Request from Friends for Pets:  I am writing to you at the suggestion of Julie Duarte, at the Northern California GSP Rescue, who thought the National group may be able to donate or raise funds to help pay for the surgery on an abandoned German Wirehaired Pointer that was rescued. We are Friends for Pets, a non-profit (95-4098708) Rescue dedicated to the Sporting Breeds.  Mostly Weimaraners, but Pointers and others in need, come our way.  We don’t turn them away as long as we have the room for them.  On a normal day, we house 60+ dogs in our rescue.  So, you can imagine the cost of rent, food, utilities, and not to mention normal vet bills to keep them all healthy and adoptable.  Our site is www.friendsforpets.org Our funding is limited, but we are dedicated to helping this beautiful little GWP, “Madeline” that is now in our care.  Please see the attached PDF for details and please let me know who could help us at the National level with a significant donation or fundraising efforts to reach out to your membership.  Perhaps you can also post this PDF on your website? We will be most grateful for any help you can provide! Warm Regards,   Dawn VerMeulen P.S.  I have copied our Director, Diane Monahan On motion the board voted to let Laura Myles handle this request as Rescue Chair. ADJS Advanced Institute: A letter was presened from Dr. Penta requesting a donation for the ADJS.  On motion the board voted to give $50.00. Lifetime Achievement Awards: Board members will send any nominations they may have. Rescue Coordinator: On request from Laura Myles, the board has been asked to begin a search for a new rescue coordinator.    On motion the board voted to have Laura Myles write a job description for Rescue Coordinator and this position will be advertised in the Wire~News.    501 3 (c):  Discussion ensued regarding not-for-profit status for the GWPCA.  On motion the board will pursue not-for-profit status. ROM Awards: A new ROM coordinator is needed as Gail Richardson will be stepping down from this position.  On motion the board will advertise the position of ROM recordkeeper in the Wire~News.  Gail will be asked to write a job description.  Date for next month’s meeting: April 28, 2010, 7:30 pm (CST) On motion the meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm. Respectfully submitted,

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The GWPCA Nominating Committee submitted the following names for positions in the 2010 Board of Directors Elections President – Ray Calkins, DVM, from Wilsonville, Ore., purchased his first dog from Carl Schnell in 1974. In the intervening years, he and his wife Lynn have established the widely known and respected Cascade line of dogs. Ray was a member of VDD-GNA, has successfully participated in NAVHDA, hunt tests, field trials and dog shows. Cascade has produced dual champions, national field champions, national amateur field champions, NAVHDA UT dogs and hunting dogs for generations. NFC/DC Cascade Rogue, MH, NAVHDA UT is still on all three all-time, top producing sires lists – champions, field champions and hunt test dogs. Ray is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors and still practices veterinary medicine at his long-running animal clinic in Wilsonville.   Midwest Director – Chuck Casanova, from Omaha, Neb., brings a well-rounded background of hunt test, obedience, conformation, and NAVHDA participation. Chuck married into Wirehairs in 1987 and has attended every National since 2002 with his wife, Robin Nelson, DVM. He served as the national hunt test chairman for two years. He showed and finished his first conformation champion and has trained this dog to a NAVHDA NA perfect score. Chuck is continuing Outlaw’s work in the field. He is a member of the GWP Club of Eastern Nebraska, where has been the club secretary for several years, as well as helping out with every event the club hosts. He is a member of Nebraska Kennel Club and served a term on their Board. In his professional life, Chuck works in the property management field.   Treasurer – Carrie Proulx from Bend, Ore. is accustomed to running the books for the family’s successful landscaping supply business and their new Subway restaurant. Carrie understands that, due to the complexity of the job, this position is not just a 2-year commitment. She also understands that in the near future this will be a bonded position. She has been involved in the breed more than five years, working with her husband Joe running the dogs in Field Trials, including a top derby dog in ‘05. Carrie has shown in conformation and finished one champion, run hunt tests and is doing some obedience work. Carrie and Joe are actively involved in the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Central Oregon. Some of you might remember Carrie at the ’05 National Field Events. When the cook didn’t show up, she drove to the store, bought food, came back and cooked for all the participants, workers and judges. Thanks to her cheerful, problem-solving attitude, everyone started the week off in a good mood. Section 4. Nominations. No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has not been nominated in accordance with these By-laws. A 28

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Nominating Committee shall be chosen by the Board of Directors before June 1 in each year. The Committee shall consist of five members in good standing, no more than one of which shall be a member of the current Board of Directors. The Board shall name a chairman for the Committee. The Nominating Committee may conduct its business by mail. A. The Nominating Committee shall nominate from among the members of the Club in good standing who are residents of the United States of America, one candidate for each office and for the Delegate to the American Kennel Club and shall procure the acceptance of each nominee so chosen. A candidate for Regional Director must reside in the region he will represent. The Committee shall then submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary before July 1,who shall have the slate printed in the Wire-News prior to August, or if no issue is forthcoming, the list shall be mailed to each member of the Club not later than August 15 in each year via first class mail so that additional nominations may be made by the members if they so desire. B. Additional nominations may be made by written petition addressed to the Secretary and received at his regular address not later than September 15 in each year, signed by five members and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his willingness to be a candidate. C. If no valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary on or before September 15, the Nominating Committee’s slate shall be declared elected and no balloting will be required. D. If one or more valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary on or before September 15, he shall, on or before October 1, mail to each member in good standing a ballot listing all of the nominees for each position in alphabetical order. So that the ballot may remain secret, each shall be marked by the voter and sealed in a blank envelope, which in turn is placed in a second envelope bearing the name of the voter. The inspectors of election shall check the returns against the list of members in good standing prior to removing the blank envelopes and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as the results of the voting. E. Nominations cannot be made at the annual meeting or in any manner other than as provided above. F. No more than two officers, with the exception of the office of President, shall be elected from the same region. Regional Directors shall not be considered officers.


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2011 GWPCA National Specialty Show Judging Ballot This is your chance to help select the judge for the 2011 National Specialty Show! Please vote – this is your opportunity to voice your opinion and be part of the selection process. Vote for 3 judges in your order of preference. All ballots must be signed and received by the GWPCA Secretary by September 15, 2010. Copy this page, fill it out, sign it, and mail to Michelle Boyd, 617 Taylor Street, Greenville, IL 62246. The Secretary will also accept votes by email. All email ballots must come individually (one email per member – if two members of a household are both members, the secretary must receive two separate emails. All email ballots must have the header “2011 Judges Selection Ballot” and each must include the members name and address in the body of the email. Please use the following example for correct setup. To: jboyd1@newwavecomm.net From: (members email address) Header: 2011 Judges Selection Ballot My choice for 2011 GWPCA National Specialty judges are: 1. 2. 3. Members Name Members Address -------------------------------------------------------------Please select three of the following judges in you order of preference: Houston Clark – Decatur, TN Being reared on a horse farm with walking and gaited horses, Houston’s interest in animals started at a young age. He showed walking and gaited horses until he was in his teens. His first purebred dog was a German Shepherd Dog he purchased in the mid 1950’s. He begain training and showing dogs in Obedience, where he won several Highs in Trial; he also taught for the Chattanooga Obedience Club. Houston’s hobby changed quickly to conformation and he became an all-breed licensed handler in 1964. He and his wife, Toddie, built a boarding, grooming and show kennel and over the years they intermittently bred, owned and showed German Shepherd Dogs, Miniature Pinschers and Doberman Pinschers. During their professional handling careers they handled numerous breed in all the Groups and had multiple Group and Best in Show dogs in all seven Groups. During their professional handling careers, they won the Quaker Oats Award for the Number One Sporting Dog in the country, with two different dogs, three times, and won the Quaker Oats Number One Top Toy Dog award once. Houston was nominated several times for Best Male Handler. In 1985 Houston also won “Dogdom’s Handler of the Year” award. The Clarks retired to become judges in 1986. Houston and Toddie have been members of the Chattanooga (TN) Kennel Club since 1965. They have recently moved to a rural golf and lake community in Decatur, TN. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Suzanne Dillin – Flower Mound, TX Ms. Dillin is a long-time breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers and English Cocker Spaniels under the Brazos River prefix. She currently judges the Sporting and Toy groups, as well as several Hound breeds. She has had experience judging multiple specialties in the sporting breeds. Michael Faulkner – Center Cross, VA Michael Faulkner of Center Cross, VA grew up in dogs, active in junior showmanship and assisting his parents with their kennel and breeding program. In the late 1960’s he acquired his first Golden Retriever and since then he has owned, bred and/or exhibited seven multiple best in show winning Golden Retrievers, along with owning and breeding champion Field Spaniels, Pointers, English Springer Spaniels and Pugs. Mr. Faulkner retired as a professional handler in 1995 and immediately embarked on a judging career, while continuing his own Golden Retriever breeding program. Holding a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and a Master’s in Education, Mr. Faulkner is the Director of Entrepreneurial Programs/Events for the See Forever Foundation in Washington, DC. He judged the Sporting Group at Westminster in 2006. Roger Hartinger – Cincinnati, OH Mr. Hartinger is a long-time judge, an “all-rounder”, who judges all AKC breeds. He started in Standard Schnauzers and was a successful professional handler for many years. He has had multiple GWP assignments, including the Regional Specialty in 2002. Terry Hundt – Newtown, CT Terry Hundt has been involved in the Sport of Dogs since 1963 when she acquired her first Doberman Pinscher. After teaching school for several years, and at the same time working for a Professional Handler, she decided to become a Professional Handler herself. Terry retired from a successful handling career in 1997. The following year, she applied, and was approved to judge several Working breeds, Sporting breeds and Hound breeds. Since then, she is approved to judge the Working group, the Sporting Group, several hound breeds, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. Terry has judged at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club three times, including an assignment in German Wirehaired Pointers. She currently serves on the Doberman Pinscher Club of America Top Twenty Committee. She is on the Board of the Take The Lead Organization. This is a charitable organization set up to help dog fanciers who have serious illness and are actively involved in the dog show sport and are in need of financial aid. Dr. Robert A. Indeglia -Narragansett, RI Dr. Robert A. Indeglia, a cardiac surgeon and longtime participant in the world of purebred dogs, has had the privilege to judge Best In Show at the 131st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2007. Dr. Indeglia is a native of Rhode Island and lives in Narragansett. He is senior surgeon and chief of cardiac surgery at The Miriam Hospital, a teaching institution of Brown University. Growing up, he showed his family’s Cockers, and in 1960 became involved with Norwegian Elkhounds. He has bred or owned 50 champions, and has served as president for the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America. He began judging in 1971 and has judged seven times previously at Westminster, including the Hound Group in 1996 and the Non-Sporting Group in 2003.

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Elliot More, DVM – Derry, NH Dr. More began his professional handling career by apprenticing with Bob and Jane Forsyth, Bill Trainor and Bobby and Susan Fisher. He was granted the last all-breed handlers license ever issued by the AKC in 1977. In 1990, he retired from professional handling to become a veterinarian. He began judging at the same time and judges the Sporting group and half the working group. He has judged National Specialties for Golden Retrievers, Brittanys and Pointers. James Reynolds - Canada Mr. Reynolds has been involved in the sport of dogs since 1956. As a breeder he was most involved with Scottish Terriers and his Renaldo kennel owned or bred over 30 Canadian and 15 American champions, many of whom were Best in Show winners. He began judging in 1967 and became an all-breed judge in the early seventies. He judges all breeds in Canada and has been permitted to judge all breeds by the AKC in the United States. His assignments have been in five continents and have included judging Best in Show at some of the most prestigious clubs including Best in Show at Westminster in 2006, Best in Show at the anniversary show of the Ladies Kennel Association in England and Best in Show at Australia’s largest show “The Melbourne Royal”. He has also officiated at World Shows in Switzerland and Germany. He has had the great good fortune to officiate at over 60 national specialties in the U.S.A. He has judged for many years in Central and South America and in addition to the first Golden Retriever National in Brazil in 2008 he has judged in Argentina and Guatamela during 2009. He has judged frequently in Asia including shows in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea. Some of the special shows of 2010 include Westminster, the Chicago International, the Kentuckiana Cluster and shows in Argentina and Ireland. He considers the opportunity to judge a national specialty the greatest honor that can be awarded to a judge. He has judged national specialties in the United States for over a dozen sporting dog breeds. Beth Speich – Jerseyville, IL Ms. Speich is a Cocker Spaniel breeder. She has judged GWPs for at least 10 years and currently judges Sporting, Working and many Herding breeds. She is an active member of the American Spaniel Club and heads their Standards Committee.

“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” - Jerome K. Jerome

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CHIC numbers continue to grow!

We are pleased to add three Afterhours dogs to our list:

#13 Afterhours Tuunrat Comingsoon Star CHIC # 63527

#14 Afterhours Blast From the Past CHIC # 63528

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#15 Afterhours Let the Wookie Win CHIC # 64056

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CHIC News By Robin Nelson CHIC participation is up to 130 breeds and over 60,000 dogs have received their CHIC numbers. I am very proud to add our 15 German Wirehaired Pointers to the list and would like to introduce the Champion of Health Program. This award is intended to recognize a dog that has had significant accomplishment in the ring, in the field, in performance events, as a producer, or as a working dog AND has the full complement of health testing appropriate for its breed. The award consists of an engraved silver medallion and a $100 donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation breed specific donor advised fund in the name of the honored dog. The award could be announced and presented at our club’s annual awards banquet. To participate, our club would nominate one to three dogs for the annual award and present our nominations to OFA for final selection. We would determine our own method for selecting nominations, whether by committee, individual submissions, or club vote…… yet to be determined and confirmed by our Board. Each nomination would include a write-up of the dog’s accomplishments as well as a record of its health certifications. For more information go to www.caninehealthinfo.org or contact Robin K. Nelson at gwpoint@aol.com

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A big THANKS to all German Wirehaired Pointer owners who “see” the importance of eye exams. The Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) statistics reports are improving for our breed. 2008 (most recent) 2007 2006 2005

30 dogs tested - 29 Normal 11 dogs tested - 7 Normal 22 dogs tested - 17 Normal 16 dogs tested - 14 Normal

We have 7 GWP’s certified in 2010: GWP-259 SR48404501 AFTER HOURS TRICKERATION, CH, JH: ROBERT WICKES, DVM , F 2/20/2010 1/21/2008 10 GWP-261 SR49504701 AFTERHOURS CUTE AS A BUTTON: ALEXIS CHISM , F 2/20/2010 4/2/2008 10 GWP-257 SR38570308 AFTERHOURS JUST ONE LOOK, CH, JH: MAURA RAKOWSKI , F 2/7/2010 12/1/2006 10 GWP-260 SR28204603 BLUERIDGE FOXIE BELLE: HENRY & JULIE GENTRY F 2/25/2010 8/13/2005 10 GWP-262 SR43795601 DARNELL’S MAKIN’ A POINT: COURTNEY VOGEL, F 4/24/2010 6/27/2007 10 GWP-258 SR33636705 FANCHER’S GAME MISCONDUCT, CH, JH: MAURA RAKOWSKI M 2/7/2010 4/7/2006 10 GWP-263 SR59070601 TIMO II V. BACKERHAGEN AT KIMMAX: PETER & MAXINE MCCULLAUGH M 4/24/2010 6/6/2006 10

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OFA Results OFA Number Cardiac GWP‐CA29/56F/C‐PI GWP‐CA30/12M/C‐VPI GWP‐CA33/26F/P‐VPI GWP‐CA34/26F/P‐VPI GWP‐CA32/26M/P‐VPI GWP‐CA31/26M/P‐VPI

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SN79639602 SR33636705 SR47345701 SR47345703 SR47345704 SR47345706

MOUNTAIN VIEW'S NEXT DIVA, CH FANCHER'S GAME MISCONDUCTJH, CH TOVA'S AFFAIR VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ATOMIC VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ABSOLUTE VON DER WINSTON, CH TOVA'S ADONIS VON DER WINSTON

NORMAL ‐ CARDIOLOGIST NORMAL ‐ CARDIOLOGIST NORMAL ‐ PRACTITIONER NORMAL ‐ PRACTITIONER NORMAL ‐ PRACTITIONER NORMAL ‐ PRACTITIONER

SR08848404 SR08848406 SR33205503 SR40124803 SR41313708 SR41742513 SR43476504 SR43510205 SR43510207 SR43795602 SR44876601 SR46612906 SR46654103 SR47345701 SR47345703 SR47345704 SR47345706 SR47661801 SR47981603 SR48404502 SR50010702

EBBTIDE'S FROM THE ASHES, CH EBBTIDE MISS JERRE, CH WEIDENHUGEL AVA VJS OF INVERNESSCH MT. VIEW'S RIPSNORTERSILVERCHARMCH WESTWINDS QUEST JERELIN'S WISHIN ON A STAR INVERNESS NESTLE' QUICK JAY‐MAR'S TRUE WORTH AT EBBTIDE JAYMAR'S WE DON'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY, JH RIPSNORTER MAKIN' DRAMA DARNELLE WIRESWEST FIRST DIBS RLB SCHNELLBERG'S WHATZTHEBUZZ HANNAH VON BARR TOVA'S AFFAIR VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ATOMIC VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ABSOLUTE VON DER WINSTON, CH TOVA'S ADONIS VON DER WINSTON JJJ'S BIG RUNNING DUKE ASPENDEL'S HEARTS ON FIRE AFTERHOURS BLAST FROM THE PAST GERMANUS GO GET YOUR GUN

NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL

GW006714 NOREG1411243 SR06118401 SR08848403 SR08848404 SR08848406 SR18705804 SR33205503 SR33636705 SR40009404 SR40124803 SR41313708 SR41742513 SR43476504 SR43510205 SR43510207 SR43795602 SR44876601 SR45135303 SR46095612 SR46445702 SR46612906 SR46654103 SR47345701 SR47345703 SR47345704 SR47345706 SR47441508 SR47661801 SR47981603 SR48404502 SR50010702 SR52430801

VOM RUFFHAUS GERT JOSIE BELLA VOM STILLWASSER CHUKAR HUCK EBBTIDE BORN UNTO THE PHOENIX EBBTIDE'S FROM THE ASHES, CH EBBTIDE MISS JERRE, CH SMOKE CREEK'S DAISY WEIDENHUGEL AVA VJS OF INVERNESSCH FANCHER'S GAME MISCONDUCTJH, CH BONE POINT'S ELMO MT. VIEW'S RIPSNORTERSILVERCHARMCH WESTWINDS QUEST JERELIN'S WISHIN ON A STAR INVERNESS NESTLE' QUICK JAY‐MAR'S TRUE WORTH AT EBBTIDE JAYMAR'S WE DON'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY, JH RIPSNORTER MAKIN' DRAMA DARNELLE WIRESWEST FIRST DIBS INVERNESS SCOTIAN OMEGA TUMALO TIMBERJACK WILD HUGEL'S KATIE RLB SCHNELLBERG'S WHATZTHEBUZZ HANNAH VON BARR TOVA'S AFFAIR VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ATOMIC VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ABSOLUTE VON DER WINSTON, CH TOVA'S ADONIS VON DER WINSTON TOP SHELF'S HAZARD COUNTY HOTTY JJJ'S BIG RUNNING DUKE ASPENDEL'S HEARTS ON FIRE AFTERHOURS BLAST FROM THE PAST GERMANUS GO GET YOUR GUN MOUNTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ANTHEM

GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD EXCELLENT EXCELLENT GOOD GOOD EXCELLENT FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD FAIR GOOD MILD UNILATERAL RIGHT MODERATE EXCELLENT GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD EXCELLENT GOOD GOOD GOOD EXCELLENT

SR10151401 SR13719401 SR28204603 SR33636705 SR43795601 SR44786805 SR46612901 SR47345701 SR47345703 SR47345704 SR47345706 SR47646105 SR48404502 SR52430803

MARSHMEADOW'S COUNTRY CRICKET AFTERHOURS TUUNRAT COMINGSOON STAR, CH BLUERIDGE FOXIE BELLE, SH, CH FANCHER'S GAME MISCONDUCTJH, CH DARNELLE'S MAKIN' A POINT IDAWIRE FIELD OF DREAMS RLB SCHNELLBERGS CRIMINAL INTENT TOVA'S AFFAIR VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ATOMIC VON DER WINSTON TOVA'S ABSOLUTE VON DER WINSTON, CH TOVA'S ADONIS VON DER WINSTON PARADOX SGR LADY MADONNA AFTERHOURS BLAST FROM THE PAST MOUNTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ACCLAIM, CH

NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL

SR34000601

WEIDENHUGEL BECCA V BLITZ,CH

GENOTYPICALLY CLEAR FOR VON WILLEBRAND'S

Elbows GWP‐EL431F68‐PI GWP‐EL428F61‐PI GWP‐EL427F45‐VPI GWP‐EL435M40‐VPI GWP‐EL433F33‐VPI GWP‐EL423M31‐VPI GWP‐EL426F30‐VPI GWP‐EL430F30‐PI GWP‐EL429M30‐PI GWP‐EL422F29‐VPI GWP‐EL440F28‐VPI GWP‐EL425M27‐VPI GWP‐EL432F24‐VPI GWP‐EL437F26‐VPI GWP‐EL434F26‐VPI GWP‐EL439M26‐VPI GWP‐EL436M26‐VPI GWP‐EL442M25‐VPI GWP‐EL438F24‐VPI GWP‐EL441M25‐VPI GWP‐EL424F31‐VPI

Hips GWP‐3502G35F‐VPI GWP‐3508G44F‐PI GWP‐3511G84M‐PI GWP‐3490G61F‐PI GWP‐3492G68F‐PI GWP‐3488E61F‐PI GWP‐3503E67F‐NOPI GWP‐3487G45F‐VPI GWP‐3500G46M‐VPI GWP‐3494E36M‐NOPI GWP‐3496F40M‐VPI GWP‐3493G33F‐VPI GWP‐3484E31M‐VPI GWP‐3486G30F‐VPI GWP‐3491F30F‐PI GWP‐3489G30M‐PI GWP‐3483G29F‐VPI GWP‐3505G28F‐VPI GWP‐3510G30F‐VPI GWP‐3501F26M‐VPI GWP‐3512G27F‐VPI       GWP‐3498E26F‐VPI GWP‐3495G26F‐VPI GWP‐3504G26M‐VPI GWP‐3497G26M‐VPI GWP‐3507G30F‐VPI GWP‐3509E25M‐VPI GWP‐3499G24F‐VPI GWP‐3506G25M‐VPI GWP‐3485G31F‐VPI   

Thyroid GWP‐TH163/79F‐VPI GWP‐TH171/74F‐VPI GWP‐TH170/54F‐VPI GWP‐TH172/46M‐VPI GWP‐TH169/31F‐VPI GWP‐TH162/28M‐VPI GWP‐TH164/27F‐VPI GWP‐TH167/26F‐VPI GWP‐TH168/26F‐VPI GWP‐TH166/26M‐VPI GWP‐TH165/26M‐VPI GWP‐TH173/26F‐NOPI GWP‐TH147/25M‐VPI GWP‐TH161/16M‐VPI Von Willebrand's GWP‐VW39/46F‐VPI

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GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER CLUB OF AMERICA HONOR/MEMORIAL FUND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE AKC CANINE HEALTH FOUNDATION

In Memory of: CH/AFC Walnubbergs Upland Thunder, MH, UT, CD

From: Wendy and Rich Warwick

And a Donation was received by the GWPCA from Purina for weight circles given by GWPCA members. This money has been given to the donor-advised fund. For more information on the AKC Canine Health Foundation, please visit their website at: akcchf.org

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Honor/Memorial Fund Contribution Form for the

AKC Canine Health Foundation  

Please type or print all information. Thank you.

I (we) wish to make a gift in the amount of: $

Name: Address:

Please make your checks payable to the AKC Canine Health Foundation and mail to the following address:

Michelle Boyd 617 Taylor Street Greenville, IL 62246 Gifts to the AKC Canine Health Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

This gift is in Honor of:

This gift is in Memory of:

Your donation will be listed in the Wirenews.

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AKC Medal of Honor Recipient – Ta Da! is Pat Laurans

At the March AKC Delegates Meeting, three delegates and three staff members were honored for exemplary service to the AKC - this is only the second time it has been done. I was totally surprised and honored. The medal is pictured along with several of the recipients and Dennis Sprung, the AKC President/CEO and Ron Menaker, the AKC Board Chairman. Following is from the meeting minutes. Mr. Sprung: “I would like to call forward three delegates who have made outstanding contributions as long-term members

of our fancy. We are proud to thank them today for their dedication and contributions.” “Patricia Laurans, representing the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America, is a 30-year delegate, past Board member, and is currently chair of the Parent Club Committee. She started out in dogs as a Doberman Pinscher exhibitor in 1963. Her Laurwyn line of German Wirehaired Pointers produced four national-specialty winners, three BIS dogs, and many top producers.” “During her time on the AKC Board, Pat helped launch the breeder education program, and was and continues to be a major supporter of Junior Showmanship. She has chaired the Coordinating Committee and was instrumental in establishing the Parent Club Conference.” “Pat voluntarily stepped forward to assist management and staff in our Meet the Breeds initiatives - helping to make it the success we all appreciate.” “Pat is a founding member and Vice President of Take the Lead, the distinguished charitable organization that assists individuals in the sport who have terminal or life-threatening illnesses.” “Thank you, Pat!”

Left to Right Dennis Sprung - AKC President and CEO Mari-Beth O’Neill - AVP of AKC Me- Pat Laurans - GWPCA Delegate Mary Prince Newfoundland - Club Delegate Helma Weeks - Bucks County KC Delegate Ron Menaker - AKC Chairman of the Board Not Pictured: Bud Baccone - AKC Gazette and Gina Lash - AKC AVP/ Assistant Executive. Secretary

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Major Changes in the AKC This Past Year Submitted by Pat Laurans,GWPCA Delegate

The following synopsis was compiled by one of my Parent Club Committee members, Peter Piusz for the Rottweiler Club. He has given me permission to have this in our Newsletter. I believe that this is an important read - especially the last section titled: The Reality of the Future of the AKC This report is intended to identify major changes in the American Kennel Club over the past year. Performance events. The AKC ended the WDS program, which was the Schutzhund program authorized for Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Bouviers. Instead, the Performance Events Department initiated a program that allows recognition of achievements in Schutzhund to be recognized in AKC pedigrees. Based on this change, the Performance Events Department initiated another program that allows recognition of achievements in Parent Club Performance Events to be recognized in AKC pedigrees. These events are defined as testing the historic function of the breed; not an existing AKC sport; and each sport will be reviewed by the Performance Events Department and approved individually by the AKC Board. For Rottweilers, this opens the door for the recognition of ARC Carting titles. Conformation events. The AKC has implemented the Grand Champion title to open the door for competition toward recognition beyond the Championship. After considerable wrangling, the move to realign the Groups was terminated. The reason is that three Parent Clubs refused to accept assignment to the Northern Group from the Working Group. While this mean seem like a small matter, it shows the impact of AKC Board elections of the past three years and the movement of the Board toward being more responsive and willing to listen to objections rather than simply squash dissent. The 125th Anniversary of the AKC was

celebrated with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, CA in December. 133 Parent Clubs had National or Regional Specialties at this event, including ARC. This event also hosted a spectacular Meet the Breeds. Legislative Efforts. The AKC put a significant effort into opposing the AVMA’s new policy condemning docking and cropping. The AKC’s published policy supports the rights of the Parent Clubs to use these procedures as expressed in their standards. The AKC Humane Fund was established as a separate entity to promote responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. One aspect of the program is to provide grants to Parent Club rescue efforts. Contributions can be made by individuals or organizations. The AKC PAC (Political Action Committee) is designed to collect contributions from individuals (clubs cannot donate). The contributions are bundled and used to make donations to political candidates who agree with us and to oppose people who don’t agree with us. One of the first uses of this fund was to oppose the author of the California mandatory spay/neuter bill and support the person who defeated him. Meet the Breeds in New York was the first of a new kind of stand-alone event that will move around the country. 35,000 spectators were drawn to visit the 148 clubs exhibiting. The efforts of the AKC to fight BSL and to support us in our fight to preserve our right to continue docking have been unquestioned. The most recent success has been stopping the town of Suffern, NY from implementing an ordinance to muzzle Rottweilers in public.

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Canine Health Efforts. The AKC has brought together an All Star team of Health professionals and researchers to advise them on the future of canine health. They see this as the main issue of the future. AKC Canine Health has been reorganized to restore financial responsibility and insure its funding and proper operation. The Reality of the Future of the AKC All these things and others are the good side of what the AKC brings to us, along with the money the AKC spends every year to finance all of the conformation and performance events. But, we need to realize that the AKC is reaching a tipping point. The engine that built and maintains the AKC is registrations, which continue to decline precipitously. In 2008 and 2009, the AKC earned a surplus by brutally cutting costs and reducing staff. It is highly questionable whether this can continue as revenue continues to stagnate. Especially as the highly touted program of alternative revenues to replace registrations has melted away in today’s economic reality and is not likely to return soon. Soon, the AKC must face one of two alternatives – build its registration business up or change its model entirely to exist on contributions, as does almost every other notfor-profit. If we value what the AKC provides, we will need to face up what we are willing to do to insure its survival. Is it out of the question to agree to register all of our puppies and bear the cost or pass it along to our puppy buyers? If it is not worth it, then we need to decide what services we do not want from the AKC and push the cuts in that direction.

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The counter view to this is that the AKC only cares about money and everything with them is about money. That’s why they have so much. And when you look through every action with these eyes you find what you are looking for. But, it does not explain away all those things that the AKC does that benefit us and our dogs. The reality is that part of the AKC is all about money. Without the fiscal policies implemented a few years ago, the AKC would be destitute, as the Canadian Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club are. Without the financial reserves, who would insure the continuance of the AKC as the operating surplus crosses from positives to negatives? The tipping point is upon us. Do we act to save the AKC or do we walk away?


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AKC March, 2010 Delegate Meetings Submitted by Pat Laurans, GWPCA Delegate

The meetings were held in Newark, New Jersey. On March 8th, we met non-stop, with only a lunch break from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. I attended the following meetings: Parent Club Conference- Vice Chair Parent Club Committee – Chair Delegate Caucus – Attendee Coordinating Committee – Parent Club Committee Chair On March 9th, the Delegate Meeting began with an election of the Board of Directors, Class of 2014. Those elected were: Dr. Charles Garvin, Dr. William Newman, Ms. Patricia Scully The committee proposing the Group Realignment requested that it be referred back to the AKC Board. A Delegate vote supported that request. The delegates voted to support the change to eliminate telegrams as a way to change or cancel entries. The request to update the requirements of show veterinarians was sent (by the delegates) back to the Dog Show Rules Committee with a request for more clarity There was a reading of a proposed Field Trial for Pointing Breeds rule change which would establish minimum standards for National Championship events. This will be voted on at the June meeting in Atlanta. In response to a query from some of the GWPCA BOD, I received the following from Doug Ljungren, AVP of Performance Events: “In response to your inquiry, the following is the background on the minimum standards for Pointing Breed National Championship events. The minimum standards have been used by the PE Dept for many years to answer the occasional question pertaining to National Championship events. They were never included in the PBFT Rules. I can’t really explain why they were not in the Rules except it was never an issue.” “As new pointing breeds are allowed into AKC (for example, the Irish Red & White Setter was allowed into PBFTs in 2009), there is an increased chance of the minimum standards for a National Championship becoming an issue. Common sense would argue there should be a published minimum standard that must be met prior to AKC awarding a championship title. Wanting to get ahead of the issue, and believing AKC should be transparent with its governing policies, the PE Dept felt it appropriate to include the minimum standards in the PBFT Rules.” “All breeds have historically met the minimum standards. The recommendation is consistent with how AKC handles PB National Championship events. Only at PB National Championships are Parent Clubs allowed to establish standards in excess of the minimum for the sport. The minimum standards for the sport are determined by the AKC and explained in the Rules.” “The recommendation was reviewed by the Delegate Field Trial Committee, which voted unanimously to support the recommendation. The three months between the “Read” to the Delegate body and the “Vote” allows clubs to provide comments to the appropriate Department. I would be glad to receive comments regarding the minimum standards.” Doug Ljungren AVP of Performance Events Phone: 919-816-3903”

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The Following Honors and awards were announced: 2010 Community Achievement – ballots have been sent out for nominations Lifetime Achievement Awards – ballots have been sent out for nominations ACE Award – ballots have been sent out for nominations AKC Humane Fund Grants announced James S. Holt Award – established for promotion of responsible Dog ownership Walter Bebout Award – established for Legislative 3 Employees Honored for Servic – Mari Beth O’Neill, Gina Di Nard, Bud Baccone 3 Delegates were Honored for outstanding contributions to the Fancy – Pat Laurans- GWPCA, Mary Price – Newfoundland Club, Helma weeks – Bucks County Kennel Club

The US Senate passed a resolution honoring the AKC for Service to Dog Owners in the USA. The AKC Publications Department received 6 awards from the Dog Writers Association. Reports by the Chairman of the Board, CEO/President and Chief Financial officer were made. Further detail can be found in the meeting minutes on the AKC website: www.akc.org. As always, I am pleased and proud to serve as your delegate. Respectfully submitted,

Patricia W. Laurans – Delegate GWPCA

And, congratulations Louie!! At the June AKC Delegates Meeting, Kenneth Marden, Delegate for the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America, spoke as follows: “At this time, I would like to inform the Delegates about one of the most prestigious national events run by the American Kennel Club and that is the AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championships which have just been completed. It was run at Fort Robinson, the historic Fort Robinson out in Nebraska. And it was a fantastic event. It ran 11 days - judges sat in the saddle eight hours a day running dogs. We had 100 dogs, qualified dogs that ran in each one of the stakes that’s never happened before. The other thing is that we had a really unusual occurrence. A German Shorthaired Pointer won both stakes. In 17 years that has never happened. And a German Wirehaired Pointer was second. Pat Laurans stood up and Ken added the GWP part! Ms. Laurans: “And the Wirehaired that was second is a dual champion, and got an award of merit at our National.  Is Doug Ljungren in this room?” Mr. Sprung: “He’s right in the front of the room.” Ms. Laurans: “The sire of Louie, the dual champion who won the award of merit at our National in conformation, and also did quite well at our field trial happens to have been sired by a dog that our own AVP of Performance, Doug Ljungren bred.”   Mr. Sprung: “Congratulations, Doug!”

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New Members Paul Albertson 56445 Garden Lane Glenwood, IA 51534 712-527-2835 Josephine Charbarneau 3172 W Citrus Rd Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 586-7274 craned@vail.k12.az.us Maxine McCullough Birch Tree House Moss Bank Road St Helens, Merseyside WA11 7BF England t44 1744 633724 maxine@kinmax.co.uk

Sharon & Scott Wheeler 1556 North Street Suffield, CT 06078 (860) 668-1160 sawheeler06078@peoplepc.com Andy Solt 1263 South 1515 West Woods Cross, Utah 84087 801-860-6361 andy.solt@basf.com Heidi & Bob Baumbarger 4408 Bigham Rd Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-9238 bluelinekennel@windstream.net

Jeff & Heidi Funke 8504 Scism Rd Nampa, ID 83686 208-989-0721 jefffunke@heritagewifi.com Richard & James Griffin 35 Country Club Dr Monson, MA 01057 413-267-9458 moofpg@comcast.net George Juarez 2385 Stanfield Drive Stockton, CA 95209 (209) 484-5564 geor98@comcanst.net Happy Fourth of July! Photo by Joan Payton

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D E LTA T H E R A P Y D O G S Hi Readers, My wonderful job continues to bring smiles to others. I took a little break because I had a small little lump removed and I couldn’t go to work with stitches (one of Delta’s rules). But it was benign and didn’t slow me down at all. The week of April 19th was designated as National Volunteer Week. And my hospital, St. Charles of Bend, honors its volunteers with a very nice luncheon and award presentation. They photograph the recipients and on a large screen, show the pictures with a musical accompaniment. My mom and I received our 200 hour award and when our picture appeared, the audience said “Oh, there’s Becky.” Poor mom, she doesn’t exist except to drive me to work and hold my leash. I was the only Pet Therapy recipient this time and every one seems to really like me! Do you suppose it is because I really like them??????????? School is still so much fun. The librarian loves me and she fusses over me, even when she has a class she is working with. She is also the cross walk guard at the end of the school day. And when the weather is cold, she bundles all up. One time she wore a hat like a bunny. I didn’t recognize her and wasn’t very friendly. And then she called my name and as soon as I heard her voice, I warmed up to her immediately. I still don’t like that bunny hat very much! I have two first grade girls that read to me this semester. Both are very sweet and like me a lot. We read in a common area that six classrooms share, and sit in chairs around a table. My little friends that read to me last semester seem to have to go to the bathroom when I am there. But first they have to come over and give me a big hug. And of course I am glad to see both of them! One of them wants to take me home for a sleep-over - I don’t think that would be such a good idea. I also have started going into a kindergarten room. The teacher just fusses all over me. And the kids swarm to me like bees. Sometimes I have to give a little kiss. I know I am not supposed to but I just can’t help it. Life is good! Best Wishes, Becky

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GWP Club of Wisconson Spring Field Trial Submitted by Carol Cagle, HT Secretary April 24th should have been a nice day to run our Spring hunt test. We had no rain for a month, but the forecast didn’t look good. And rain it did, hard for the first few Master braces and then showers for most of the day. The hunt test started at eight a.m. with ten Master braces, three Senior braces and nine Junior braces. The two judges said they could finish it all in a day if someone picked up the score sheets, and the next brace was on the line ready to go. Pat Dunleavy, Janet Nahorn and Bill Bastian didn’t miss a beat. Even though the gunners and bird planters, Tom Grafenauer, Randy Piette and Tom McFall, sat in the rain all day, they had four quail for each brace, and were ready to gun as soon as the dogs entered the bird field. It was an interesting event – a few weeks before the hunt test, only a few had entered and we thought we would have to cancel, but then in one day we received the entries for over 35 dogs! We ended up with 42 dogs. When we called to order our quail from the birdman we had used for over ten years, it

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turned out he had no quail for us. After many phone calls, we finally found some and also found a new birdman. Our members bought food and drinks, and asked for donations instead of asking a price. Turned out, we received more money than in any other hunt test. It was a nice surprise! In the Master test, only seven of the nineteen dogs passed. Most failures were due to Honoring. The handlers felt it was due to the rain – good excuse. There were only two GWPs at the test – Paul and Kristine Wehking got their first leg in Junior Hunter, and were so excited, they joined our club. The other GWP was in the Master hunt test and had a great point. On the retrieve, he squashed the bird with a good hard roll. All in all, we had no complaints. We were told we ran a great hunt test, and many want to come back next year – even if it rains!


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NAVHDA UT Prize 1 vs. Master Hunter vs. Field Champion? By Angie Johnson

Let me start off this article in a direction that you would not expect: the Internet is awesome. Over the past year, I have gained a very good friend through the Internet. We only get to see each other during Nationals but probably talk everyday through e-mail. Our discussions always involve important things like GWP’s, GWP’s and maybe a story or two about our husbands. Recently our group of two has expanded to three so now we have more GWP stories to discuss. Recently one of our conversations turned towards all the great dogs on the National Events Honors page and which title was more difficult to obtain: Field Championship, Master Hunter or NAVHDA UT Prize I. One person argued for FC, the other for MH. So I sat there reading their valid arguments about which is more difficult and why. I have not trained or owned a dog that has reached any of these respected titles, as of yet, so I did not feel I had the experience to give a valid opinion. That is when I decided to look at this through the “rose-colored glasses” eyes of a novice. To get a perspective on training a dog in all three categories I

needed a source that has competed dogs in all three venues, who is willing to give his or her opinion and who will talk to a novice like me. The first person that came to mind was Charlie Kissinger. Charlie’s dog Kodi “Ch. Side by Side’s Chatanuga Choo MH, UT Prize 1” was a Champion, Master Hunter, NAVHDA UT Prize 1 and came very close to completing his field championship. So I emailed Charlie. “Hey Charlie, I have a loaded question for you. I’m writing an article on hunting titles, and since you have trained and handled dogs in different venues – which title is harder to obtain, FC, MH or NAVHDA UT and why?” I expected a response like “Are you crazy?” or “I don’t have time for this, I am actually training my dogs,” or more likely, no response at all. Then two days later to my pleasant surprise, Charlie comes through again. Charlie’s full page of information and commentary began with, “Angie, this is a hard one to answer because they are all very accomplished titles. The best way to answer this would be to break each one down.”

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Hmmm, break each one down. This man knows his stuff. Let’s start with the NAVHDA UT test. This test can be difficult to train for because of all the different facets of the test. “The Utility Test is designed to test a hunting dog’s usefulness to the on-foot hunter in all phases of hunting both before and after the shot, in the field and marsh, and on different species of game.” The UT test is divided into two groups, Water Group and Field Group, and each group has specified areas you have to train your dog. One area is the duck search; which entails having, finding and traveling to the right kind of water to train. This presents problems for trainers. For example, here in Florida, try finding water without an alligator. If you happen to find the right body of water now you must find a duck supplier. Ducks could run you $20 a piece. Another part of the test is the Retrieve of Dragged Game; you need a minimum of 150-200 yards of knee-high weeds or woods. The dog must track and pick up the game promptly at the end of drag and deliver directly to hand with minimum communication. In the field work for a UT test, all safe birds pointed are shot and the dog must retrieve and deliver to hand all birds even if a double (2 birds) is shot. The dog is judged on his steadiness from the flush through the fall and until he is sent for the retrieve. NAVHDA is

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all about versatility so you are not done yet. Finally, you must prepare for the blind sequence, which is mostly an obedience test. The dog must heel thru 10 sets of heeling stakes, then be put on a stay or whoa by the water. The handler goes out of sight and fires two 12-ga poppers (blanks) about 10 seconds apart. The dog can turn but not leave the spot, the handler then returns and can give the dog another whoa command after which there will be discretionary shots fired and the handler then aims and shoots a blank 12-ga popper at a dead duck thrown about 50 yards out into the water. The dog must stand through all of this until sent by the handler and the duck must be delivered to hand. In NAVHDA UT, one dog is tested at a time and is judged against a standard. It takes one day to complete all areas of the test. You are judged by three judges, one judge must be from out of the area and your score is based on the consensus of all three judges. Once you prepare your dog for the UT test, now you have to find a chapter that is giving the test. Not every state has a NAVHDA chapter and for some chapters they only have one test a year, so be prepared to travel to find a test. Next, the Master Hunter (MH) title. A MH dog similar to a NAVHDA UT dog must be obedient and positively demonstrate its steadiness to wing, shot and fall of a bird. A legitimate attempt to retrieve all downed birds must be made promptly, tenderly and absolutely to hand. A MH dog must show a keen desire to hunt, handle with a minimum of commands, must back or honor another dog when the opportunity presents itself with no command. A MH dog that is backing another dog must stand to the flush, shot, fall and retrieve of the dog he is backing each time it occurs. The MH dog must seek objectives and


in not be led to them, demonstrate an intelligent use of the wind and terrain in locating game and have an accurate nose. A MH dog must show intensity on point and hunt for its handler at all times at a range suitable for a handler on foot. To receive a MH title, dogs are judged against a standard and they must qualify five times with a Senior Hunter (SH) or six times without a SH. German Wirehaired Pointers must also pass a Water Test in order to receive their MH title, which in some parts of the country are hard to find. In MH tests, dogs are run in braces and a dog must back his brace mate, so training with another dog is a must. Master Hunting tests can be easier to find than NAVHDA tests since there are hundreds of AKC pointing dog clubs across the country administrating tests. Finally we have the Field Championship (FC) title. Not only does your dog have to possess all the skills to be absolutely steady from wing, shot and fall, and be able to retrieve, but your dog must have a big stylish run to him while staying under its handler’s control at all times. For GWP’s especially, you cannot find this at every corner, since GWP’s were bred to be rugged versatile hunting dogs that would work closely for the hunter on foot. A large portion of field trials are completed on horseback, adding another layer to the complexity of training. Also with field trials, dogs are judged against other dogs. So with all else being equal, just a flicker of the tail can be the difference between a first place and second place finish. You just have to hope that your judge is not partial to the pretty point of an English Setter or Pointer over your rugged GWP. If all of this was not enough, in field trials you will also compete against more professional handlers than in MH and NAVHDA which are not competition sports. In field trials, a dog must show a keen desire to hunt, must have a bold and attractive style of running, and must demonstrate not only intelligence in quartering and in seeking objectives but the ability to find game. They should use the wind and terrain in locating game, have an accurate nose and they must back or honor a dog whenever the opportunity presents itself, a command can be given if needed. To be recorded a Field Champion, you must win 10 points with 3 of those points won in a major

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event; you must win four points in a retrieving stake. And let’s not forget about that pesky water test again. Field Trials can be easier to find since there are hundreds of AKC pointing dogs competitions across the country, but you can find yourself traveling to different locations chasing that major win. So, we have broken down the differences between NAVHDA UT, Master Hunter and Field Championship to the most basic levels. All three tests require your dogs to be steady from the wing, shot to fall with retrieving skills, so a good deal of training is needed before any of the certifications can be pursued. Now for my answer which title, NAVHDA UT Prize I, Master Hunter or Field Championship is harder to obtain…? I will e-mail my “Internet buddies” later. Special Thanks to Charlie Kissinger and John Daly for helping me with this article.

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Drunken Priest

By Richard Hirneisen with the author’s photos

Imagine a perfect woodcock hunt. It might go something like this . . . an October morning in a northern Michigan forest. Golden aspens, now half-naked, are dripping beads of melting frost that sparkle in the early morning sunlight. The smell of browning ferns is strong and sweet. The sight and sound of your dogs bounding through the woods, collar bells tinkling, fills the brisk morning air with promise. Removed from the noisy, crowded hustle of your normal day-to-day existence, you enter a woodcock covert, a secret place you can hunt for hours, where the only gunshot you’ll hear will be from your own gun or your friend’s, the only other human being who knows the whereabouts of this secret place. At least that’s the way it usually goes in my imagination as days shorten and cool, and woodcock season nears.

Buzz - Richard Hirneisen’s 2-year old Wirehair But, alas, reality has a way of intruding. Instead of the pristine north woods, I find myself in a thorny thicket on the mucky fringe of a cattail slough. I hear the banging and clanking of railroad cars unloading at the auto plant less than a mile away. Traffic roars by on a nearby paved road. Model airplanes dive and loop above the close-by flying field, whining like a squadron of giant, angry insects. One of my wirehairs, Georgie, a Master Hunter, is on point. Buzz, her young nephew, is honoring, ankle deep in muck. I am in a dilemma every woodcock hunter has experienced. Having fought my way into a tight spot where bloodthirsty thorns grab at my clothing and vines and branches whip Karl and Chuck sunrise at Drunken Priest

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Richard’s 20-gauge and two Woodcock my face, I hope to catch a microsecond-long glimpse of the bird as it escapes. I might even get off a hasty shot if my gun barrels don’t smack against a tree trunk when I swing. And as so often happens while hunting these pint-sized game birds, I am caught by surprise, startled by the whistling wings, the zigzagging flight, and it goes where I don’t expect it to go, and is gone before I can shoulder my gun. When I was younger I considered woodcock an “incidental” bird, one you kicked up occasionally when you were hunting pheasants, say on the edge of a wood or in an alder thicket bordering a slough. I never sought them out. They were odd little birds with long, prehensile beaks. They ate mostly worms. Guys said their dogs wouldn’t retrieve them - something about their smell. Where they came from and where they were going was a mystery to me. I rarely shot one because by the time I realized what they were, they had escaped - little ghosts, flitting out of the thickest places. But there was something mysterious about them, and delicate. I liked the dramatic, noisy flush of pheasants. No mystery about them. Like B-52 bombers

taking off, they were something you couldn’t ignore, that stirred the blood. Hunting pheasants was work. Big work. Half-mile long fields of CRP to walk, long chases after your dogs as they tried to pin down fleeing roosters, cracking through thin ice in frozen cattail marshes into muddy, icy water over your boot tops. This was manly stuff. But as I got older, pheasant populations in my home state of Michigan began to decline. CRP was plowed under, ditches “cleaned out.” Private land close to home that I had permission to hunt morphed into subdivisions. Then, a few years ago, I inherited from my father-in-law, who had been an avid bird hunter, a book written by Henry Marion Hall and published in 1946 by the Oxford University Press. Woodcock Ways is a classic now, reflecting Hall’s life-long study of and fascination with Philohela minor, the bird he loved to hunt. I learned from his slim, beautifully illustrated volume that woodcock, variously called timberdoodles, bog suckers or peepers, are related to snipe, plovers, curlews, and many other shore birds. That they travel far north for

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IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS the summer, far south for the winter, sometimes flying a thousand miles or more a season, just above the treetops, and always after dark. I learned that in the spring, in the last glow of dusk, the male woodcock struts his courtship dance fluffed out like a miniature tom turkey on display, head held high, tripping over twigs in his excitement, and when he hears the delicate “peent” sound made by a courting female, flies upward in a dizzying spiral to dance above the treetops before fluttering down to mate. I live in a suburb a few miles north of Detroit. I began seriously looking for woodcock in a nearby Michigan State Game Area. I compared notes with Paul, my neighbor and good hunting buddy who had also hunted the area with his Brittany, Kaiser. We were drawn to a secluded 80 acres that was tucked between two swamps and bordered by a narrow strip of tangled vines, sumac and popple saplings. We had both encountered woodcock

there over the years, but because pheasants were our passion then, we hadn’t paid much attention. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leased some of the surrounding acreage (the game area covers about four square miles) to local farmers. For years they had planted corn, beans, sorghum, sunflower, clover and prairie grasses to provide food and cover for wildlife. Because the land was so close to Detroit and its densely populated suburbs, the place was heavily hunted. Occasionally we bagged a pheasant there, and sometimes (though rarely) a ruffed grouse. You had to know where to find them, had to hunt hard and long, and you needed good dogs. There had been just enough action to keep us coming back. We all remember when gas prices skyrocketed and auto sales fell through the floor, the stock market plummeted and the sub-prime mortgage market melted down. We felt it first right here in Michigan. We led the country into recession.

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The Michigan DNR budget took big cuts. Improvements to public land were scaled back, or abandoned altogether. Fields went fallow. Patrolling and maintenance of some state game areas all but ceased. Parking lots began to look like trash dumps, especially on state land close to urban areas. Pheasants and grouse in many of our nearby game areas became as rare as politicians’ kept promises. Paul and I spent many hours scouting those promising 80 acres, and began to realize that migrating woodcock stopped there for a few weeks in April and October, year after year. One cool, clear October day three years ago, Georgie and I hunted this spot, just the two of us. She pointed fourteen woodcock in one hour, and I shot three. On the spot, I was transformed into a dedicated woodcock hunter. Writers for upscale magazines like Gray’s Sporting Journal and Shooting Sportsman give cryptic names to their secret grouse and woodcock coverts so nobody else can locate

them. That appealed to me. I named ours “Drunken Priest” because of its proximity to a rehab center for alcohol and drugaddicted Catholic clergy. Drunken Priest has some rough edges. We park in a dirt lot that has at various times been littered with piles of old shingles, a rusted diesel fuel tank big as a semi truck, a dismembered shopping cart,

Karl’s first woodcock mounted in his gun room

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IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS fast food wrappers, cans, broken bottles, used condoms, and the decomposing carcasses of two deer, tenderloins ripped out, probably the work of poachers. Always, before we let our dogs out, we check the ground for broken glass and the obnoxious stuff that dogs like to wolf down, like rabbit guts and rotten food. Only then do we put on their e-collars and bells. From there it is a short walk to woodcock territory. Paul and I have introduced a few hunting buddies to the charms of Drunken Priest. Admission is free, but the knowledge is secret, we tell them. The penalty for disclosure is a severed trigger finger, we warn in jest, I think. I’ve seen only one intruder in “our” covert. That was when, fighting my way through a nearly impenetrable tangle along the Richard Hirneisen with two Woodcock and Georgie edge of the swamp behind one of my wirehairs, I heard a voice from above. Sometimes we see other hunters in the parking “Hello,” it said. lot. Usually they have beagles with them, for I looked up and saw a bowhunter perched on hunting cottontail rabbits. If they ask, we tell them a treestand. He waved, probably not in friendly we’re just training our dogs, haven’t see a game bird greeting, but wanting me to know where he was, just around here for years. We never show them a dead a case whatever I was hunting flew up his way. woodcock.

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IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS We’ve had twenty-four flushes in a two-hour hunt. That’s the record. We often find these tricky little birds in the same thorny thickets, swamp edges, and popple stands exactly where we found them the year before, and the year before that. Woodcock are reliable as such. They come back to the same places, generations after generation, like salmon to their birthplace. And my wirehairs, pheasant specialists, have also become woodcock specialists. They know that woodcock, at least in this neck of the woods, don’t sit still for dogs like they used to. More often than not, they scuttle away from the point and hunker down again, close by. We’ve learned that if you walk in and don’t find the bird in a few heartbeats, it’s best to release your

dog without hesitation. The dogs, for their part, have learned that when released they must move slowly, cautiously, because the woodcock has not gone far, not like a pheasant, probably only a few yards. Retrieving? No problem. My wirehairs must not have got the news that gun dogs don’t like to pick up woodcock. They bring them briskly to hand, waste no time getting back to the hunt. We never limit out, but we do limit how often we hunt. If ever the bird numbers go down, we’ll back off, reduce the pressure. Truly, we are blessed. Twenty minutes from home is heaven.

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GWP Club of Southern California Spring Field Trial Submitted by Karen Nelsen What a great field trial! After scratches and other changes, we ran a total of 129 dogs over the three days. The event took place February 26 – 28 at Camp H in California City, CA. Thanks to the many volunteers on hand, we were able to get the courses set up (including flags and water tubs). We rented a tent from the Northern Arizona GSP Club, and thanks again to the “Volunteer Brigade” we had it up in less than an hour. Thanks to Randy Berry, Craig Smith, Warren Eizman, Betty Meadows, Randy Vonnordheim, Jim Searles, Scott Azevedo and whomever else I’ve forgotten (sorry)! The trial began on Friday with the Open All Age stake on one course and the Open Gun Dog stake on another course. The weather was fabulous! Then came Friday night, when it started raining lightly. The rain continued into Saturday morning, again, not bad. Then it rained harder until the rain became these hard, pelting things that hurt when they hit you! Hail? Yes!! Water, by this time, was gushing down the middle of the road (think mini-flash flood); the water cascaded into and through the tent. Some of us were furiously digging trenches around the tent to divert the water. We stopped running dogs on the gun dog course; the all-age folks hunkered down as best they could behind Paul Doiron’s truck. After the front passed through, we were treated to the gusty winds that Cal City is famous for. The tent started creeping a good six inches. Luckily, Skip Bickett (Brittany guy) hammered in some well-placed rods of re-bar to keep the tent from flying across the desert! We started up again about 11AM, exactly where we were supposed to be according to the schedule. In addition to the All-Age and Gun Dog stakes, we now had the Open Derby stake going on our third course. We were expecting our friends from Ramon’s Restaurant about 6PM to cater the dinner. What about the winds??? Fortunately, we were under a lucky star, as the winds completely quit about 5 o’clock. The dinner was wonderful. The best part 56

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was that we didn’t have to cook it or clean up! Charlie Licitra brought along his “fire pit” and folks sat out by the fire under a beautiful star-lit sky. The dismal conditions on Saturday gave way to bright, sunny skies on Sunday. Perfect for running dogs, but on the edge of being a tad too warm. The last of the Puppy stake finished about 2PM; the last of the placements were announced; the tent came down with only four helpers! Special thanks to Judy Coller and her team as they prepared some incredible meals for the judges and helpers. Comments were made by a couple of the judges that “these were the best meals they’ve ever had at a field trial.” On the menu Judy (with help from Ellis) prepared beef short ribs for Thursday night. Karla helped out with the noodles and dessert; Karen did the salad. Friday’s lunch was handmade gourmet sandwiches, salads and fruit. The dinner was stuffed manicotti with a special tomato/pepperoni sauce, salad and desserts. For Saturday’s lunch, Judy prepared more delicious deli-style gourmet sandwiches with additional side dishes. Thanks to Judy and Ellis for all their hard work in creating the delicious, scrumptious meals. Karla brought out the trailer; Karen schlepped the rented tent in her motorhome from Arizona; Randy Vonnordheim drove all the way from Niland (Salton Sea) to help out on Thursday and Friday. (Instead of pitching his small tent on the ground, he slept in the club trailer on Thursday night where he was warm and cozy!) Thanks to Charlie Licitira for gunning during less –thanperfect conditions and for bringing the fire pit. Thanks to Don Magoon for taking care of the Puppy course and for helping out with gunning (even though he forgot his trusty weapon!) And to Cathie Magoon, who along with pregnant daughter Melanie, helped with clean-up chores. Thanks to Karla for making an emergency run into California City for a new coffee-pot, as the one we’ve had for years finally died…we couldn’t figure out why we kept getting only hot water! Thanks to the pros for supporting our trial:


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Paul Doiron (who finished two FC’s by going 1 and 2 in the OGD stake); Gene Wullkotte who travelled from Arizona; Randy Berry who stayed over from judging at the Weimie Regionals; Jim Searles with his Vizslas; Linda and Scott Azevedo from Central California; and to Diane Vater and Chuck Cooper from Pennsylvania, whose string included seven horses and about forty dogs! We also had two AKC National Gun Dog winners place in the OLGD stake! A special thanks to our judges, especially those who endured some nasty weather while judging, and those who stepped in at the last minute to cover for others who couldn’t come: John Cushing (OAA & AGD); Steve Reynolds (OAA); Frank Fernandez (AGD); Craig Smith and Leif Lendrop (OGD); Terry Erickson and Michael Vaz (OLGD); Bob Braley and Don Dalton (OD); and Karla Weber and Bob Braley (OP). You were awesome! More thanks go to Loyall Pet Food, and to their representative Mary Reynolds, for their generous donations and support to the trial. We appreciate your continuing help so much. Here are the placements:

Photo by Diana Wise

OAA – 17 starters (Judges: Cushing & Reynolds 1. FC Quest’s Top of the Marc (GSP) Owner: Boyd, Handler: Berry 2. Tumalo Joe (GWP) Owner: Williams, Handler: Berry 3. Ante Up (GSP) Owner: Rehart, Handler: Azevedo 4. Midas Smokes A Blazin’ (Brit) Owner: Ambre, Handler: Doiron OLGD – 31 starters (Judges: Vaz & Erickson) 1. NGDC/FC/AFC San-Dee’s Blazing Shane (Brit) Owner: Ball, Handler: Doiron 2. Drycreek’s Tommy by Tommy (Viz) Owner: Colwell, Studer & Boyd, Handler: Berry 3. NGDC/FC/AFC VHK’S Leapin Lizzie (GSP) Owner: Hewett H/Berry 4. CH Rusty Ridge Lucky Strike (Brit) Owner: Kilpatrick, Handler: Doiron OGD – 33 starters (Judges: Smith & Lendrop) 1. CH MB’S Make Mine a Double (Brit) Owner: Miller, Handler: Doiron 2. CH Rusty Ridge Lucky Strike (Brit) Owner: Kilpatrick, Handler: Doiron 3. MB’S Ruby Red Tequila (Brit) Owner: Miller Handler: Doiron 4. Pindeda's’BirdBustn Chester (Weim) Owner/Handler: Pineda AGD – 13 starters (Judges: Cushing & Fernandez) 1. DCR’S Rough Justice (GSP) Owner/ Handler: Pool 2. NAFC/FC/AFC Reo Pawnee (GSP) Owner/Handler: Dalton 3. Pineda’s BirdBustn Chester (Weim) Owner/Handler: Pineda 4. FC/AFC Rex’s First Step (GSP) Owner/Handler: Pool OD – 17 starters (Judges: Braley & Dalton) 1. Grau Geist’s Blade Runner (Weim) Owner: Nowell, Handler: Vater 2. Willowynd’s Rebel-Ette (Viz) Owner: Bravender & Heydorff, Handler: Searles 3. Blazing Scip O’Moonshine (Brit) Owner: McDonald, Handler: Doiron 4. Double C’s Double Trouble (GSP) Owner/Handler: Smith OP – 12 starters (Judges: Braley & Weber) 1. Struddle’s G String Diva (GSP) Owner: Anderson, Handler: Vater 2. Winter Creeks Manhattan on the Rocks (GSP) Owner: Brann, Handler: Azevedo 3. Firestorm’s Mega Chip of Smoke (Brit) Owner: Nunez, Handler: Doiron 4. Heartbeat's’Smokin White Walls (Weim) Owner: Wiacek, Handler: Vater

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Introducing Your Dog to Gunfire By Greg Dubois

Please pardon my deviation from the subject of obedience, but for the field issue, I wanted to share a technique for introduction to the gun. Introducing your hunter to gunfire while not really a behavior that you teach, is one of the more critical elements in your training program. Most of the behaviors that we actually teach our dogs are really things they already do such as sit, come and fetch. What we are really teaching them for the most part is to do those things when we tell them. Gunfire on the other hand is an artificial element we are introducing them to and unless we make the association of this very loud noise with something equally pleasant or compelling, we run the risk of having a gun dog that is gun shy. The artificial nature of gun fire is one reason that introducing your dog to this necessary part of the hunt makes me nervous. This is not like teaching your dog to sit. If you somehow mess up teaching sit, it is a whole lot easier to fix than a gun shy dog. As I mentioned earlier, we must make the association of the report of the gun with something that is powerfully pleasant; for a bird dog, I can’t think of anything more pleasant or attractive than a live, flapping bird. Now, before we go any further, your pup should be boldly and fearlessly chasing and catching live flapping pigeons or quail before it ever hears gunfire. If there is any caution or hesitation with these birds, it is not time for the gun. If you need to build some bird confidence in your pup, you can use the rig I will describe later to help with that. By the way, there is nothing like a bold littermate or similarly aged pup to help your cautious pup with its confidence. If you put that bold pup and the 58

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not sure pup on birds together, you will soon have two bold pups. The rig I use for this process is a PVC pipe ¾ to 1” in diameter and 6-8 feet long. You decide what is comfortable for you. Tie a length of stout string or fishing line (about twice the length of the pole) through holes drilled in the end. To the free end of the line, tie on a heavy snap swivel out of your tackle box. Now you have a stout fishing pole and here is how you bait it. From many of the gun dog catalogs you can buy a leather harness that buckles on your quail or pigeon. This harness lets them run or fly. On the back of that harness is a D-ring, which is where your snap swivel goes. Bait your line with that harnessed bird and you will catch a bird dog pup on every cast, guaranteed! I have found that pigeons hold up better in this role than quail. This process involves the use of gradual steps starting with a blank pistol at a long distance and gradually moving to the heavy artillery at short range. To start with, send your assistant with a blank pistol about 75 yards away from you, the fishing pole and the pup. As in any training endeavor, timing is important. You want the gun fired when the pup is just about to pounce on the bird. When my dear wife assists me with this, I raise my free hand in the air as a signal to fire.


GWP FIELD TRAINING What you want to see from your pup is absolutely nothing; no reaction what so ever when the gun goes off. With your assistant ready, get your pup’s attention (which should not be difficult under the circumstances), toss the bird towards the ground. As the pup is diving in for the bird, the shot is fired and you pull the bird out of harm’s way. After the shot is fired from 75 yards, and the pup showed no reaction, move the assistant to 65 yards and repeat until the gun is fired within a few yards of you and the pup. If at any time the pup reacts, and that would be something as subtle as looking up from the bird or hesitating in the chase, move the gun back to where there was no reaction and more gradually close the distance again. When the pup shows no reaction to the blank pistol at close range, send your assistant back to 75-100 yards with the smallest shotgun you can find and repeat the process. When the gun is going off within a few yards of the pup and it shows no reaction, send the assistant back to the 75-100 yard point with a 20 or 12 gauge gun and repeat. As a point of reference, when I worked my two 4 month olds using this process, I went through about 25 .22 short blanks and about as many 28 gauge shotshells. When the pups were taking no notice to the gun firing near them as they chased the pigeon we took a rest. I then put a pigeon in a remote launcher and let each pup “hunt” it. When one of the pups was about 10 yards from the launcher, I launched the bird and fired the 28 into the air about 15 yards from the pup. As the pup was watching the bird fly away, it turned and looked at me when the gun was fired. That was a reaction so when we return to the training ground, I will go back to the fishing pole drill with the 28 gauge at about 50 yards and work back towards the pup before going to a bigger gun. Keep it fun, don’t rush and this process will give your pup a solid foundation for working with gunfire. The long evenings of summer are a great time to work with your new pup or brush up on some rusty skills with your veteran. So get out there with Rover and keep it fun.

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Introducing your GWP to Water By Liz Barrett-Dixon

Your pups’ first experience with water can dictate how he feels about it for the rest of his life, so it is important to make that first splash a fun one! Being raised in Minnesota it wasn’t hard to come in contact with some aqueous body – be it lake, river or pond. The farm that I managed had multiple ponds, and the first farm that I owned had one very large pond, so introducing my young wirehairs was generally an easy thing. Where we live now, we’ve got a really nice pond in the spring, and then a super river just a couple of miles away. One of the most important rules for success is having a warm puppy and relatively warm water. I would never recommend taking your youngster out to the pond for the first time when there is still ice in it! A great way to make your first adventure a successful one is go for a nice long walk with your subject(s) and your Swimming Instructor. My Swimming Instructor is Robbie – an 11 year old Border Collie. She might not think much of wirehair puppies, but she loves to swim and she loves to retrieve. The wirehair puppies adore her, and will follow her anywhere – even if it’s in the water! Any instructor will do – just as long as they love the water and swimming! So, here is the scenario – we go for a walk with Robbie, puppies and water Frisbee in tow. It’s a good hike from the house to the pond, so everyone is happy to have a drink when they arrive. Robbie

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of course knows I’ve got the Frisbee and ignores everything else waiting for the moment when it gets thrown. She might even be waiting in the water. The puppies are milling around, not sure what she’s doing “in there”, but it looks like fun. (Did I mention you shouldn’t be wearing your Sunday best?) I’ll toss the Frisbee onto the shore, just to get everyone excited. It helps if the puppies like to retrieve also! Generally they are at the age that “keep away” is another great game! But, generally, if they play keep away for a while and it’s warm, coming back to the water makes sense, too! Try to keep them focused on the water and your Swimming Instructor. If your pup is lagging, and doesn’t really want to go in the water, don’t force it! If this happens, be prepared to go into the water, ignore the puppy, and make a big deal about the other puppies or the Instructor. Almost always, just the fact that you are in the water without the pup, encourages the shy pup into the water. I will stand in the water up to my knees (that’s pretty deep for most little puppies) and continue to play with Robbie, the Frisbee and anyone else in the water. Encouragement is fine, but please don’t force the puppy into the water! If your first attempt isn’t successful – there will be plenty more warm days! Even taking a few steps in the water should be considered a success. Help build the pups’ confidence by playing with him on shore and telling him what a great pup he is! A very last ditch effort, I will actually hold the puppy in deeper water and let them make the swimming motion without letting go. If this goes well, face the pup toward shore and let go. Again, knee deep to you is generally pretty deep to a pup. Don’t be too far from shore – you are trying to build confidence, not scare him! If the water is deep enough where you are teaching the pups to swim, actually swimming with them is another great way to encourage them to try it. Puppies hate being left behind, and if you are swimming around out of their reach, most of them will try to get to you. As your pup gains confidence, and starts swimming readily, this is where the real fun can


GWP PERFORMANCE begin! Most wirehairs are natural retrievers, and playing retrieve in the water is good exercise and a great learning experience, especially when the weather gets too warm for field activities. After a couple of times at the pond with the puppies, and they are readily going in and out of the water, you may have to take turns with the puppies. If you only have one, that is even easier, you can concentrate on just that pup. The instructor usually comes along, just in case the pup doesn’t make the retrieve, but generally you won’t need

them. Generally if there is more than one pup, the competition level gets pretty intense and having more one on one time is better for the pups. At this point, you should have a puppy readily going in and out of the water. Whether it is to retrieve or just to cool off, whenever a chance presents itself, your pup is going to jump into anything wet – even if it’s just a mud puddle!

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You are invited to attend the 4th Annual GWP University at 2010 National Event Thursday September 30, 2010 & Friday, October 1, 2010 Seminars Thursday, September 30 Obedience/rally discussion by Mr. Chris Cornell @ show grounds/obedience rings. This session will be 60 minutes before judging of obedience/rally. Friday, October 1 Purina Guest Speaker, Brian M. Zanghi, PH.D., will present: “Optimal Nutrition Helps to Optimize Performance”. The main topics addressed will be the nutritional advantages of using a Performance formula to optimize nutrient delivery compared to a maintenance formula; as well as daily and annual feeding recommendations related to optimizing performance. Brian M. Zanghi, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist in Basic Research at Nestle Purina PetCare The cost for both seminars is just $10.00

GWP U Mission Statement The goal of German Wirehaired Pointer University (GWP U) is to provide continuing educational programs in all areas of GWP interest and in so doing, help carry forth the mission of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America. It is GWP U’s hope to preserve our breed’s past and present experiences and legacies and to educate future GWP fanciers in a manner that is on-going and available for years to come. As is true with our dogs, GWP U will be an on going and evolving educational experience, which we hope will grow and mature with time. We would like to thank Joy Brewster for her time and efforts in getting this project off the ground. As the years go by, our plans are to share educational materials and work hand in hand with our dedicated breeders for the betterment of our breed. The building and continued progression of the GWP U depends on the support, cooperation and input from everyone; notwithstanding, the pictures, information, suggestions and most of all attendance.

What Is GWP U? GWP U is a practical educational concept developed by the Basset Hound Club of America and is being adapted for German Wirehaired Pointers. The University is designed as an on-going school of learning in which courses on owning, breeding, competing and judging GWP’s are available year round. GWP U is dedicated to preserving the past and educating future breeders, owners, exhibitors and judges of the German Wirehaired Pointer. The concept of GWP U is similar to correspondence degree programs, where GWP breeders, owners, exhibitors and judges can take courses and complete them at their own pace at home. These at home materials will be available to you in the not so distant future. BHU was designed to be used as a model for parent clubs of all breeds of dogs. We would like to thank the originators of this concept for allowing other breeds to participate.

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GWPCA Nationals Event Welcome to the Tri-Cities where 300 sun-filled days offer visitors a year-round outdoor paradise. Fun in the sun is a way of life in the Tri-Cities; river action abounds on the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima rivers. Visitors can enjoy one of the three professional sports teams. And with everything from bicycling to bowling, hunting to fishing, and soccer to water-skiing, the recreational opportunities are endless. The area's ten beautiful courses challenge the most experienced golfer, but can be enjoyed by the beginner as well. After savoring just one of the local premium wines, visitors will understand why the area has been rightfully called the "Heart of Washington Wine Country." The Tri-Cities boasts more than 160 wineries within a 60-mile radius, producing some of the finest wines in the world.

Our Venues Host Hotel - Red Lion Inn, Richland

The Red Lion Hotel -Richland Hanford House is located right on the scenic Columbia River, 10 minutes from the Tri-cities Airport via our complimentary airport transportation. Our 149 spacious guest rooms, including seven suites, feature all the amenities you'd expect of a first-class hotel, including free high-speed wireless Internet access, telephone dataports and room service. We also have laundry and valet service and a fully equipped business center. For fun and relaxation, enjoy our outdoor pool and whirlpool or work out in our fitness center. Nearby you'll find Howard Amon Park with a 7-mile path along the river for walking or jogging. Golf, tennis, boat rentals and shopping are close by as are some of the area’s 20 wineries and the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology. Our Ripples Riverside Bar & Grill features traditional favorites and regional specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit our lounge to catch your favorite sporting events. We also offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... and don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. The hotel will allow overnight parking of RV and trailers. All units must be self contained and there will be a charge of $35. RV parking is also permitted on the show grounds. There are several RV parks with full hook-ups in the Tri Cities area.

Columbia Park, Kennewick WA

The park where our shows will be held totals 400 acres located between Highway 240 and the scenic Columbia River. There is 4.5 miles of shoreline and also includes a fishing point, train ride, boat launches, a golf course and Frisbee disk golf. It truly is a beautiful venue. We will have parking near our rings.

Anderson Ranch, Sunnyside, WA

The Anderson family homestead, just north of Sunnyside, covers nearly 20,000 acres and is a working beef cattle operation. Situated in the high desert country of eastern Washington, the Anderson Ranch provides magnificent mountain vistas, bright blue skies and excellent chukar habitat. The grounds consist of sage covered hillsides with craggy outcrops that will give a dog plenty of room to show its talents.

Schedule of Events

Wed. Sept. 29 Welcome Party

Host Hotel

Thurs. Sept.30 GWP University, Sea-Tac Sweepstakes, Specialty Show, Obedience and Rally

Columbia Park

Fri. Oct. 1

GWPCA National Specialty Show, National Show Futurity National Obedience Trial, Rally, GWP U Guest Speaker GWPCA Annual Meeting and Dinner- Auction

Columbia Park Host Hotel

Sat. Oct. 2

GWPCA Regional Specialty, National Sweepstakes Classes, Obedience Classes, Rally Awards Banquet

Richland KC Columbia Park Host Hotel

Sun. Oct. 3

Richland KC All Breed Show- GWPCA Supported Entry Obedience Classes, Rally

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Origin Of Kennel Names Part Three

Originated and Compiled by Joan Payton

Have you wondered how people come up with their kennel names? I’ve heard some great tales over the years and thought it would be fun if people shared their history. I sent out a questionnaire to some of the longestablished kennels, and below are the first responses in a series from those who have replied. Some people strictly answered the questions and some wrote a paragraph. All are very interesting. If you would like to share your story in an upcoming issue of Wire~News, please drop the editor or myself an email. Also, if anyone knows the story behind the kennel names used by Mildred Revell, Helen Shelley, or JoAnn Steffes, I would appreciate it if you could get me their info too. Here are the questions: 1. What is the story behind your kennel name? 2. What year did you begin using it & is it registered with AKC? 3. How many titles have been earned using your kennel name?

Ivan Photo by Belinda DeLaby

Jay-Mar’s Kennels - Nikki Litwin 1. What is the story behind your kennel name, and 2. What year did you begin using it & is it registered with AKC? The Jay-Mar’s name came about in 1947. At that time, the kennel was breeding Irish Setters. Jay’s father wanted to incorporate his children’s name into the kennel name so he took Jay and Margaret and made Jay-Mar’s. When Jay took over the kennel, there was a new breed being introduced to the US, the German Wirehaired Pointer. Slowly the kennel phased out the Irish Setters and the wirehair became the sole breed for the kennel. The name was registered for a while with AKC, but the registration was allowed to lapse in the 80’s. When Jay and Ginny became parents (11 times over), they incorporated the children in the showing and trialing of the dogs. It was truly a family affair with the kids showing in junior showmanship, as well as helping train and run the dogs in the field. Together they finished many dogs in both the field and the show ring. I took over the showing of the dogs in 1990 when Jay acquired a bitch named Autumn. The kids were grown and busy with their own lives, and by a chance meeting, Jay asked me if I wanted to show his 64

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W H AT ’ S I N A N A M E ? dog. Since I didn’t even know what a German Wirehaired Pointer looked like and had never shown a dog, I was both intrigued and scared! But Autumn was the perfect dog to learn on and Jay was a wonderful mentor. 3. How many titles have dogs earned with your kennel name? Together through the years, we earned show championships on 29 dogs and became the breeder/owners of 3 DC, including a NFC and a NAFC. I am proud to add we also produced 10 MH, numerous SH and JH dogs, as well as dogs titled in Obedience, Rally and Agility. Beyond the titled dogs, the proudest accomplishment has been to produce temperamentally sound, healthy dogs that become life long members of other families. Since Jay’s passing, my goal has been to continue to breed good looking dogs that are healthy, good natured, and capable to be as versatile as the breed was originally intended. Schnellberg Kennel - Sue DeGraw, 1. What is the story behind your kennel name? The Schnellberg Kennel name came about from the kennels founder Carl Schnell. He introduced the breed to the states here in 1928 when he immigrated here. The AKC would not let him just use the name Schnell so he added “berg” on the end. 2. What year did you begin using it & is it registered with AKC? I don’t think the name is registered with AKC. 3. How many titles have dogs earned with your kennel name? I don’t have a definite figure of titles from Schnellberg dogs, but would estimate it in the 100’s. Heywire GWPs - Judy Cheshire 1. What is the story behind your kennel name, and 2. What year did you begin using it & is it registered with AKC? My kennel name is “Heywire”. I got my first GWP in 1976, but didn’t have to come up with a kennel name until she was bred in 1979. I spent lots of time thinking about it and trying to come up with something that might include my name or where I lived. Nothing seemed to work. The word “haywire” popped into my head because the dogs were so clever with their antics and the way they controlled my life they were making me go haywire! It still wasn’t quite right, so I changed the spelling to Heywire and it seemed to fit perfectly. 3. How many titles have dogs earned with your kennel name? I know that there are more than 50 champions that carry the kennel name and there are obedience and hunt test titles as well. After thirty plus years in the breed, titles aren’t as important as being satisfied that you’re doing the right thing for the right reasons.

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OPEN RANGE

Open Range If you travel through the west, along many roads and highways you will notice bold yellow road signs specifying “Open Range.” The designation “Open Range” means that there are no fences or boundaries to restrict our cattle or our horses--they are free to roam where they choose. In this column no boundaries apply. I plan to ‘roam.’ through a variety of issues--some controversial, some simply informative and some lighthearted. But always, I will try to provide you the most accurate information and most current facts so that you are free to form your own opinion about the topic at hand. If there is a subject that you would like for me to explore or if you have comments please contact: Diane Turner at dtruner596@aol.com.

Co-Ownership—A Mixed Blessing By Diane Turner

It’s the phone call that leaves your fists clenched and your gut knotted - a heated conversation turned ugly - really ugly. And no, it’s not an argument with your spouse; instead you’ve just had a major blowout with your friend and co-owner. So now what? Sit down take a deep breath and understand that disagreements between owners are so common that the American Kennel Club (AKC) advises its members not to enter into co-ownerships. On an annual basis there are so many complaints, that at its Raleigh, NC headquarters the AKC houses a unit devoted to resolution of complex registration issues, litter corrections, issues involving fraud and co-owner disputes. However, almost anyone who has bred, raised or shown purebred dogs has at one time or another found a useful tool in a co-ownership. There are many reasons for co-owning. When selling or placing an exceptional dog or bitch with a novice the breeder/co-owner can offer guidance, keep tabs on the dog, advice on showing and later breeding. Just glance through the variety of dog show magazines and newspapers and you will notice that often-time co-ownerships are agreed upon for financial reasons. Campaigning an outstanding dog at the top levels is an enormous cost and may only be possible when there are several co-owners or a backer. And probably the most usual reason coownerships are entered into is for the purpose of

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breeding a litter. One cannot deny that owning a dog outright is ideal, but if you find yourself in a position where a co-ownership seems the best policy, understanding how to make it work for each party is important. A contract is absolutely essential in every co-ownership situation. Granted it may feel awkward to ask a friend or a family member to sign, yet if the contract is written correctly and presented as a document that clarifies each party’s responsibility and that helps to prevent later misunderstandings most people will quickly agree. We have all heard that contracts regarding dog issues are rarely enforceable and seldom hold up in court. Since each state differs in the execution of such agreements, it is probably wise to consult an attorney who specializes in contract law in your state, however if you choose not to incur the expense of a lawyer, having any written and signed agreement between the parties is no doubt preferable to none at all. You will need a detailed, clear and wellwritten, but not necessarily formal, contract that includes all the information on each co-owner, a description of the dog including registration and microchip numbers, DNA information, a statement on the health of the dog, any guarantees and replacement options and information on the genetic disease testing of the sire and dam.


OPEN RANGE At minimum any co-ownership contract should include decisions as to where the dog will reside; who is responsible for show, healthtesting and vet expenses; who will make decisions regarding the dog’s show or field career and in the case of a male which bitches the dog will be bred to. If it is a bitch that is co-owned, who will have final selection of a future stud, will the stud fee be split and if not who pays for it, how are any future litters to be divided and at what age? Don’t be afraid to include simple details such as who will keep the dog’s awards or how you will agree on a handler or what takes preference hunting season and family vacations or shows? And be sure to include a clause that indicates how the co-ownership can be terminated. In the case of co-ownerships the more details clarified in the contract the better. Honestly evaluate your feelings for the person who will be your co-owner. Is the proposed coowner honest and open? Is she a good sport? Do you share like-views of the world - too often political, religious or other disagreements lead to co-ownership conflicts. Does the person have a lifestyle that you are comfortable with? Are you confident that the dog will receive proper care and training? And perhaps most important, is this the type of person you would want to take home to meet your family and special friends? Despite your most careful attempts to choose a co-owner and to construct a thorough and detailed contract un-expected situations arise and co-owners are suddenly at odds. If you find yourself in conflict with a co-owner, your first step should be to try to resolve the situation. According to Dr. Thomas Kunkle, a clinical and forensic psychologist, who bred and showed Bassett Hounds for thirty-some years and who currently owns a GWP, “Take time for a cooling-off period. Once some time has passed, contact your co-owner and suggest that everyone involved agree to a process of resolution.” Kunkle said that at first only talk about the actual process. Set another time to begin discussions of the conflicted issues. If you cannot come to any resolution, Kunkle suggests that you look to arbitration. “It is not necessary to do a formal arbitration, instead find someone that you both mutually respect and ask for help in resolving the disagreement.” He

went on to explain that for arbitration to work, “everyone must agree that the opinion rendered by your ‘mediator’ must be binding and you must decide in advance what will happen if the arbitrator comes up with a third solution. Will that be binding as well?” If no conclusion can be obtained with negotiation, then the next step is to contact AKC. Currently Compliance Operations fall under the direction of the AKC Legal Department. Within Compliance Operations is the Case Management Unit (CMU) that assists individuals with registration problems, identifies and deals with forgeries and helps to resolve co-ownership conflicts. As one of the busiest teams at AKC, in 2009 the CMU produced nearly 1,400 written responses and fielded over 1,200 phone calls each month. According to Director of Case Management and DNA Operations Glenn Lycan, a written request stating the facts and issues in dispute must be submitted to the CMU. Once the request is received, a case will be opened and the facts reviewed. If it is something that can be clarified by simple phone call or a letter the case is designated a Single Response Item (SRI). However, if the situation is more involved, a case number will be assigned and the case will be forwarded to a unit member. The case will be reviewed in detail and the parties involved in the conflict will be personally contacted. One of the most frequently seen conflicts between co-owners is over litters. Many times it is an accidental breeding that causes a conflict, but there are the litters that do not appear to be the quality expected and these two situations often cause problems - one co-owner wants to register the puppies while the other refuses. Lycan explained, “Though AKC is a registration body, we try not to dictate what breeders do with the dogs they breed”. The AKC does feel that all dogs eligible for registration should be registered; however, the AKC understands there are some situations where breeders may agree in advance that, under certain circumstances, a litter or a particular dog may not be registered.“ Often, the AKC Case Management Unit is called upon to help resolve a conflict when one co-owner refuses to sign a litter registration form. In the absence of a prior written

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OPEN RANGE agreement, AKC rules provide that the litter will be registered. However, the refusing co-owner may present the concerns about the litter to the CMU team. In situations where the concerns are unsubstantiated the litter can be registered without that owner’s signature. In such cases the litter registration form will still reflect both coowners as the breeders. Though the rules reference that a breeder can be disciplined for refusing to sign a litter registration form, according to Lycan, “the intention of the AKC is to listen to all parties and weigh the evidence, discipline is a last resort.” As to AKC discipline, remember that if one coowner is disciplined or suspended that it affects the other. Privileges for showing, breeding and registering puppies of any co-owned dogs can be withheld. Co-owning a dog is a delicate balance requiring mutual respect, consideration, hard work and

responsibility. Dog fanciers are passionate bunch - we are passionate about our dogs, our breeding programs and the sport of dogs in general. It is this dedication and intensity that produces top-winning show and field dogs and it is this same fervent emotion that too often leads us down the road of conflict. Yet, despite the risks, if handled properly co-ownerships can be extremely rewarding and worthwhile. “Clashes between owners can be avoided if you prepare for future disagreements through detailed discussions or written contracts prior to entering into any co-ownership,” Kunkle stressed. “After all, owning a dog with another person is like the marriage of two families. There are bound to be times when you don’t agree, but the secret to having a successful co-ownership is the same as having a lasting marriage - ongoing communication.” Ginger and George in photographer’s studio Photo by Richard Hirneisen

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WIRE~NEWS TOPICS

Wire~News Needs You!

Topics provided by Jodi Quesnell

It seems I’m getting fewer articles every issue, so I need more writers to keep this a great publication. Everyone needs to contribute something – we can’t expect the busy people who contribute issue after issue to always carry the burden. Even if you don’t think you can write, just start putting something on paper and send it to me. I’ll make sure the grammar and spelling are right – that’s what editors do! But I need something to work with. There is also a need for high resolution images – 1 MB plus. Pictures really make the issue, so please share yours! Also, we need you to write-up the news and send photos from your local shows and events – you’re the only one that can do it! Take your camera and some paper to your next event! Following is a great list of Wire~News Article Topics that are looking for a writer. If you see something you are knowledgeable about, please go for it! Field Dog Articles So you’ve entered your do in your first Derby/Puppy Stake - how can you prepare your dog for the best performance possible, and what to expect Preparing for a JH test, and what to expect Top 10 mistakes people make with their new pup (i.e.—what not to do if you want a good bird dog) How to select a field trainer Meet the GWP field trial Pros. Preparing for the GWP Water Test Nurturing a natural retriever The differences between a JH and a NAVHDA NA test Introducing your puppy to birds The value of Wing on a String—pros and cons, and when if ever it should be used Getting serious at field trials—what to look for in a field trial horse Training with pigeons vs game birds (chukkar & quail); raising & maintaining training birds Things you can try to do to “fix” a gun-shy dog/how to introduce your pup to the gun shot Master Hunters vs Field Trial Dogs TAKEN! Methods for conditioning dogs—“roading” (w/chains or off a 4-wheeler), treadmills, running (turning the dog lose to free-exercise)—how long/how much/how often/when is a dog too young or too old to road Preparing your dog for hunting season—conditioning and training Conditioning in weather extremes—hot and cold

Performance Dog Articles “Puppy Kindergarten” training series Fear stages Introducing your pup to strangers/strange dogs The pros and cons of dog parks House training your puppy Beginning obedience Crate training (including reintroducing a dog to the crate who is afraid of crates) Tips for selecting a trainer/class for your dog What you need to know before you try competing with your dog in AKC Obedience Fixing problems (barking, jumping up, possessiveness, shyness, aggressiveness, pulling on walks) Clicker training Rally Tips Rally stories Fly Dog   Agility Articles Introducing your dogs to agility obstacles TAKEN! Building your own agility obstacles Tips for improving your time and/or accuracy for better scores Focusing on contact points How to maximize your walk-thru What are some common problem issues, and how to fix/avoid them   Other Article Ideas Dress for success in the show ring Training a successful stack; also training a successful freestack Keeping it “fun” for your puppy in the ring, while keeping pup focused on you. Building a web-page/the advantages of having a web-page  Temperaments—what judges should expect in the show ring, appropriate vs inappropriate responses   Breeding topics Inbreeding vs Linebreeding vs outcrossing Health testing Factors in deciding on a stud-dog (prioritizing temperament, health, conformation & field ability) What a pedigree can tell you about a dog (reading a pedigree) The heritability of temperaments, coats, etc Early puppyhood temperament testing Things to do to socialize pups while they are still with their mom & littermates Types of whelping boxes—pros and cons of each Multiple sire litters, pitfalls, AKC rules, costs, etc. Supplementing a bitch in whelp and a bitch nursing pups Puppy contracts Co-ownerships—pros and cons TAKEN! Things to look for when hiring a professional handler— things to ask before you hire them. Building a kennel—things to consider, including flooring, walls, landscaping, drains, etc. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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The Economics of Leadership

The Timeout Puppy Photo by Diana Wise

By Belinda DeLaby

I work with hundreds of dogs and their people every year. Of those dogs, many come to me with some type of behavioral problem sometimes more than one. When this happens, I often look at several key elements to determine what type of training needs to take place. More often than not, the owner needs to be “trained” as well. How an owner interacts with his/her dog can greatly affect its behavior. This goes for good behavior as well as bad. One thing I often see is lack of leadership. This is a huge contributor to behavioral problems in dogs. From separation anxiety, fears, phobias, housemate aggression, to human directed aggression; lack of leadership can greatly contribute to these issues. Sometimes it can be the sole cause. So what is “leadership”? It is definitely not a strong arm method of dealing with your dog, as some “trainers” would have you believe. That is simply being a bully. And it is certainly no way to cement a lasting relationship with your dog. For me, leadership is about establishing 70

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rules and maintaining consistency in following these rules. These rules may also vary from dog to dog, depending upon personality. There is no “one size fits all”. It is also about making me a valuable part of the equation when relating to the dog. All good things either come from or pass through me, which makes me VERY difficult to ignore. Dogs live in the moment. They are not on this earth to please you. You are kidding yourself if you feel they do things for you “just because”. They do things because there is likely something in it for them. If the motivation is great enough, they will participate. I learned about this in economics. It is called a cost/ benefit analysis. If Fido decides rolling in deer scat is infinitely more rewarding than coming when you call him despite the consequences, then you are on the losing side of that cost/ benefit analysis. I am a reward based trainer. However, I rarely use any type of food in training unless I am in a training class. When I am training for everyday living and establishing or maintaining


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leadership, I use something I like to call life rewards. A life reward is anything a dog wants in a particular moment. Being creative with life rewards is one of the elements that separate the good trainers from the great trainers. There are literally hundreds of opportunities to use life rewards every day, yet most people tend to overlook these opportunities. They rather pull out the doggie treat once or twice a day, have the dog do a SIT, DOWN, or some other behavior and call that “training”. The other 23 hours of the day, the dog is left to do what it wants, when it wants. They happily let the dog in and out 50 times a day, let it toss a saliva coated ball in their lap repeatedly until they throw it, or dump food in its bowl when it looks at them in that way around feeding time. If the dog can get all these things for free, what the heck does it need to respect them for? They are just a doggie butler. I try and have my dogs do something for everything. If they want to go out, I might make them wait at the door until I say OK. If they refuse, then I simply refuse to open the door. I will walk away and leave the dog standing there and try again in a few minutes. I have never had a dog refuse more than 2-3 times the first time. They catch on pretty quick. I don’t cater to there every whim. If I don’t feel like tossing the ball, I don’t toss it. If I do, I will have them do something for me first. Believe it or not, my dogs are allowed on the furniture. Of course there are rules associated with that as well. They do not own the couch, I do. They are allowed up by invitation and must get off when I ask. If they present a problem by claiming the couch as their own, then they simply are not allowed on it at all. Food, attention, petting, praise, play, inside, outside, bed, and couch are all examples of resources your dog may want at any particular moment. If access to all these wonderful things must pass through you with certain rules attached, you will be very difficult to ignore. You will have established yourself as a very valuable part of the equation; especially, the cost/benefit analysis equation.

So from now on, I want you to really look at all the leadership opportunities you are letting slip away. EVERY dog could use some fine tuning. Try having your dog sit when you want to put the leash on. At the very least you will less dramatic pre-walk antics. It is hard to put a leash on with the dog twirling and dancing in anticipation. It’s a win/win for both you and the dog. For me, leadership is simple economics.

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Across the Pond – May 2010 By Alexandra Friar

There has been a lot going on in the UK GWP scene since my first ‘Across the Pond’ article. Our 2009 show season is over, the shooting season is finished and the Working Tests and Spring Pointing Tests have commenced. First of all to take a look at the 2009 show season, this finished with our final Championship show at the Ladies Kennel Club in December. The final standings in the breed in the show ring were as follows: Overall Top Dog in Breed – Ch/Dutch Ch Freddy vom Kapellenhof at Bareve (Import Deu), owners Barbara and Sharon Pinkerton

Ch/Dutch Ch Pauline II v Bockenhagen at Kimmax (Imp Deu)

Top Bitch in Breed – Sh Ch Bareve Batwa owner/breeders Barbara and Sharon Pinkerton Top Puppy in Breed – Tynsil Tigre mit Helmstar owners Barbara Stamp and Michelle Nuttall Top Stud Dog – Ch/Dutch Ch Freddy vom Kapellenhof at Bareve (Import Deu) Top Brood Bitch and 9th overall in UK – Sh Ch Bareve Biwindi JW (both her litters being to Freddy) Top Breeder in Breed and Top Gundog Breeder – Barbara and Sharon Pinkerton – Bareve We had 4 dogs gaining their titles during the year: Sh Ch Bareve Bellabini for Sashal – owners Jan and Alex Friar Sh Ch Karlejay Gump You’ve Got Mail – owner/breeder Karl O’Connor Sh Ch Bareve Baracouda at Bethersden – owners Sheila and Gill Tolladay Ch Abbotsbourne Piccadilly who also 72

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successfully dropped the “Show” during the year and gained his Show Gundog Working Certificate – owner/breeder Sarah Turner. Ch/Dutch Ch Pauline II v Bockenhagen at Kimmax (Imp Deu) also gained a Field Trial award during the last season to drop her “Show” title. Owners are Maxine and Peter McCullough. Pauline becomes the second imported Deutsch Drahthaar to qualify in the field in the UK and the first bitch During the year one of our successful winning males, Sh Ch/Irish Sh Ch/International Sh Ch Timo II v Bockenhagen at Kimmax (Imp Deu) went on “vacation” to the USA. He has now gained his American bench title to add to his other titles. Owners are Maxine and Peter McCullough. The Field Trial season which started in September and runs through to the following February has been very successful for the breed. As a HPR gundog at Field Trials, the GWP has historically run as one of the minority breeds in a field dominated by GSPs and the more established HPRs. However, GWP Field Trial enthusiasts are growing in number and our breed is well represented in field competition. Thus it is now a rarity not to have at least 1 GWP running in a trial, and the breed is successful. Field trials are run on various terrains from moorland to


S P E C I A LT Y R E S U LT S open fields to woodland. In the earlier part of the season, a number of trials are held on the Grouse moors – hard going ground for dogs and owners, but what a sight to watch the dogs work in this environment and amongst some stunning scenery. The breed accounted for approximately 32 Field Trial awards during the season – a great achievement as there is no guarantee in a trial that any awards will be given. To my records there were 7 First Prize awards, 5 Second Prize awards, 9 Thirds, 2 Fourths and 9 Commendations. Trudvang Balder owned and bred by Chris Gray accounted for the highest number of Field Trial awards during the season – 5 awards including 2 firsts.

Ch/Dutch Ch Freddy vom Kapellenhof at Bareve (Import Deu) Crufts Best of Breed 2010 (Photo Lisa Croft Elliott)

Trudvang Balder on point The kennels accounting for the most Field Trial awards during the season was a joint achievement with both Chris Gray’s Trudvang kennel and Barbara and Sharon Pinkerton’s Bareve kennel gaining 8 Field Trial awards each. Already we look forward to the next shooting season with great anticipation. In the meantime the show season is back up and running, and we have the Spring Pointing and Working tests to keep us busy. Crufts is already past us. This year it was judged by UK All rounder Mrs Zena Thorn

Andrews. Unfortunately due to the docking ban that prevents recently docked dogs from being exhibited where the public pay an admission charge, we will in the next few years no doubt see depletion in our show entry at Crufts. This goes for dogs docked overseas – make sure you check these rules out if you are considering coming over to show a docked breed in the UK. This year, our judge selected Ch/Dutch Ch Freddy vom Kapellenhof as her DCC and BOB – his fifth such win in a row. BCC was awarded to Barbara Stamp’s Sh Ch Tynsil Tysse JW ShCM. Best Puppy was awarded to the undocked Karlejay Gump Zulu Warrier owned by Karl O’Connor. Later in the year, I hope to be able to give you a further update on the UK show news and working test news. If there is anything of interest to you “across the pond” that I am not writing about then please feel free to let me know.

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Introducing Your Dog to Agility Obstacles Part I: Contact Obstacles By Ashlee Trotter

The first and foremost concern when introducing your dog to agility obstacles should be the dog’s safety, followed closely by the dog’s enjoyment of the “game”. Safety has the obvious implications of physical prevention of injuries, but it also includes the mental aspects of building the dog’s confidence and his knowledge of where his body is in relation to the equipment. Often a dog’s fall from a contact obstacle is the result of a poorly placed rear foot. For teaching contact obstacles I strongly believe in teaching the dogs to be confident executing the equipment and also confident in bailing (jumping) off the equipment if they feel they need to. For a dog, knowing that they can leave the obstacle incorrectly to control a fall allows them to complete the obstacle with more drive and less anxiety. For the Dogwalk and A-frame, the “see wood run” philosophy is the early goal of the training, whether you want to ultimately have a “stop” (aka two rear feet on the board and two front feet on the grass) at the end of the equipment or whether you want a running contact (no stop) that is taught separately and is a whole article in itself. The equipment is lowered so that the Dogwalk is less than a foot off the ground and the A-frame is lowered to approximately 2.5 feet off the ground at the apex. You start by leading the dog over or across the board with a piece of food and your hand in the dog’s collar. You’re holding the collar only to steady the dog or to control his pace - NEVER force/drag a dog to complete an obstacle. If the dog is at all nervous, proceed slowly and reward any interaction with the board no matter how slight. Once the dog is confidently crossing the board, you can rather quickly ask for more speed. Throughout the process if the dog attempts to exit the board

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before it’s completed it is allowed to do so, however, it only earns a food or toy reward for completing the obstacle correctly. As the dog gains confidence the dog will increase speed and of course you will reward that! Over time you slowly raise the height of the boards – in small (approximately 1-2 inches of height at a time) increments until the dog is confidently driving across the boards at full height. The teeter is the most complex obstacle to teach as it combines not only speed balanced on a narrow ( 12 inches) board, but also the dropping motion of the pivot as well as the concussion (both sound and force) of the board hitting the ground. The teeter is also the obstacle most likely to scare the daylights out of the dog and the hardest one to recover from once the dog is afraid of it. There are a variety of methods for teaching the teeter – I’ll explain here the one I’m most comfortable with and use with my own dogs. You start with a teeter with a base that is collapsible so that the board is almost flat on the ground. The descent end of the teeter is approximately one inch above the ground. Until the dog is extremely confident with the motion and action of the board you DO NOT allow the dog to cross the length of the board. The teeter is going to take weeks if not months to master and I cannot stress enough the importance of going slowly and building confidence in the dog. Step 1: Initially approach the ascent end in a manner perpendicular to the length of the board. Reward the dog for any interaction with the board including sniffing it or stepping over it. Then graduate to rewarding for placing one paw, then two on the board. Step 2: Switch to the descent end of the board and repeat. ** You are still having the dog travel perpendicular to the board. ** The


AGILITY AND OUR DOGS descent end will have a little drop when the dog places a paw on it. You are looking to reward more and more confidence with the dog “banging” the end of the board in the grass with one and then both front feet. Step 3: Once the dog is banging the board confidently, increase the height of the end of the board by 1 inch and repeat the process in Step 2. Step 4: Increase the height of the descent end again by 1 inch and continue to build the banging behavior until the teeter descent end is approximately 6-12 inches off the ground (height depending on height of the dog). Remember: You still have the dog travel perpendicular to the board. Step 5: Assuming that your dog is showing no hesitancy to interact with the board and bangs it down with confidence, drop the teeter back down to the height of Step 1. As with the Dogwalk intro above – take the dog’s collar for steadiness only and lead the dog across the length of the board with some food – reward like crazy when the board drops. As much as possible make sure the dog is in contact with the board with all four feet the entire time he consumes his rewards. As with the other contact obstacles at any point that the dog wants to bail – he is allowed to do so, but not rewarded.

Step 6: Increase the height of the descent end by 1 inch and repeat step 5, if the dog is confident you can do this without holding the collar, but continue to use your food at the end of the board to keep the dog on the board through the descent. DO NOT use your food at the pivot point to get the dog to perform the obstacle. If he’s hesitating at the pivot point (hesitating with anxiety vs. deliberate control of the pivot) you’ve gone too far too fast and need to back up a few steps. Step 7: Infinity: Continue to bang the board and run the length of the board slowly increasing the height until one glorious day when your dog happily and confidently charges across the board, rocks into the pivot and slams the board into the grass.

One evening at class I was walking the course and had Spirit out on the course with me – he wasn’t really heeling, but just hanging around me as I moved through the course. I didn’t realize we were heading for the descent side of the teeter as I was deciding how to handle a different sequence and just happened to be facing the teeter while I debated the options in my head. Spirit deciding that watching me think wasn’t as much fun as DOING agility and having been through the process above relatively recently headed for the teeter. The teeter was up at full height which puts the descent end quite high in the air. He leaped up and landed on top of the descent end with all four paws, causing the board to slam into the ground, unphased he raced across the board causing the now elevated ascent end to also slam into the ground and proudly stood on the board expectantly waiting for his reward. Once I retrieved my heart from the pit of my stomach I did reward him, and promptly attached his leash to his collar. A lesson taught to me by Spirit – never approach a teeter from the descent side (especially not full height) without knowing exactly what your dog is doing!

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2009 FINAL Agility Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 2, February 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. Each dog’s score is added to the number of seconds under time for that run and tallied for the year. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. Ties will be broken using highest average score.

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NOVICE 1. Ch. Farmgate’s Hipoint Heaven Scent CD RE NA NAJ – B. Blevins/A. Brady 2. Madeline’s Prince Charming NA NAJ – S. Rainwater 3. Ch. Scotian Whiskey River NA – C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves-Lococo 4. SGR Dirty Witch AXP AJP SH OA OAJ – T. Brooks 5. Newman NA NAJ – E&W Drifka 6. Misty’s Savannah Blue CD RE NA NAJ – J. Eidemiller/L. Smith 7. Paradox SGR Lady Madonna – J&P Falk 8. Ch. Darnelle’s Makin a Point JH – C. Vogel/W. Bastian/D. Pusateri

346 345 337 335 327 317 297 214

NOVICE PREFERRED 1. Kywire’s Blackberry Whine CD RE JH NAP NJP – K. Bunch 2. Smoke Creek’s Elsie Rose RN NA NAJ – J&K Morgan 3. Lil’ Girl SH – B. Hein

309 226 90

OPEN 1. SGR Dirty Witch AXP AJP SH OA OAJ 2. Max Bratton RA OA OAJ – K. Bratton 3. Madeline’s Prince Charming NA NAJ – S. Rainwater

333 325 221

OPEN PREFERRED 1. Jerelin’s Know When to Hold JH OAP NJP – J. Reese

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EXCELLENT 1. Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit MX MXJ OF – A. Trotter 2. Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ XF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt 3. Ch. Scotian The Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 4. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 5. Weidenhugel Sylvie V Merlin CD RE MX MXJ NAP NJP NFP – J&B Rowley Paradox SGR Ollie Get Back RN SH AX MXJ 6. Windswept Raven Evermore MH AX AXJ – C. Bettinson/D. Smolen/L. Sargent 7. Harvey AX AXJ – E. Drifka Ch. Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXJ XF – S. Jackson 8. Jed’s Lily of the Fields AX AXJ – B&E Tucker 9. Ch. Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash OA OAJ – D&A Anderson

373 363 349 332 324 324 320 314 314 303 273

EXCELLENT FAST 1. Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ XF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt 2. Ch. Scotian The Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 3. Ch. Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXJ XF – S. Jackson 4. Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit MX MXJ OF – A. Trotter

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EXCELLENT PREFERRED 1. SGR Dirty Witch AXP AJP SH OA OAJ – T. Brooks

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2009 RallyStandings Standings 2009 FINAL FINAL Rally These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 2, February 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RA JH – M&K Braddock 2. ADPG Afterhours Step Right Up RN JH – K. Hoover/D. Gerbert 3. Ch. Wesley Von Berens RN – K.Potter/V. Potter 4. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again – J. Rowley 5. Weidenhugel Dylan V. Ernst RE – E. Gray 6. Ch. Heywire ‘N Cedrbrook Justa Sure Shot RN – D&P Coller/B. Brawn 7. FC AFC Weidenhugel Impulse V Xero MH RN – S. Jahn 8. Weidenhugel Zenea Grace V O’Hi JH RN – E&D Marsh 9. Ch. Darnelle All That and Then Some RN – D. Vacca/E. Pusateri 10. Ch. Weidenhugel Encore V Einer RN – C. Heiller

299 290 286 281 279 277 271 260 253 233

ADVANCED 1. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RA JH – M&K Braddock 2. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 3. Willis The Moose CD RAE JH – T. Aylward 4. Schneewittchen Vom Hessenjaeger RE – M. Brzoska 5. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst RE – E. Gray 6. Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger RA – M. Brzoska 7. Ch. Roy the Upland Hunter RA – L&O Popescu 8. Ch. Root’N Scoot’N Blowing Going RE – K&S Rife 9. Ch. Jay-Mar’s Tzar’s Passing the Torch RN MH – C&L Troncale 10. Jerelin’s Dancin With the Stars RN – D. Galan EXCELLENT 1. Willis The Moose CD RAE JH – T. Aylward 2. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst RE – E. Gray 3. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 4. Schneewittchen Vom Hessenjaeger RE – M. Brzoska 5. Ch. Root’N Scoot’N Blowing Going RE – K&S Rife 6. Kywires Blackberry Whine CD RE JH NAP NJP – K. Bunch 7. Shadra’s Maribou Fox CD RE TD – P. Menotti

293 289 284 274 266 262 249 190 177 100

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Agility Standings 2010 Agility2010 Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – February 28, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 4, April 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. Each dog’s score is added to the number of seconds under time for that run and tallied for the year. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. Ties will be broken using highest average score. NOVICE 1. Jed’s East Street NAJ – E&B Tucker

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OPEN 1. Ch. Scotian Whiskey River NA NAJ – C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves-Lococo 2. Madeline’s Prince Charming OA NAJ – S. Rainwater

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EXCELLENT 1. Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit MX MXJ XF – A. Trotter 2. Afterhours Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt 3. SGR Dirty Witch SH AX OAJ AXP AJP – T. Brooks 4. Ch. Aspen Grove’s Get Serious Syd SH OA AXJ – C. Bettinson/D. Smolen 5. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 6. Madeline’s Prince Charming OA NAJ – S. Rainwater 7. Ch. Scotian The Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 8. Jed’s Lily of the Fields AX AXJ – B&E Tucker 9. Weidenhugel Sylvie V Merlin CD RE MX MXJ NAP NJP NFP – J&B Rowley 10. Ch. Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash OA AXJ – D&A Anderson

364 363 308 220 216 111 108 103 100 91

EXCELLENT FAST 1. Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit MX MXJ XF – A. Trotter

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Field Top Ten January Through March 2010 Field Top Ten January Through March

Field Top Ten Rankings are based on dogs defeated. Submitted by Lynn Sandor email sandorcpa@comcast.net NumDog Name

Dogs Number of Defeated Placements

Owner

OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 9 10

NAFC DC AFC Griffiths Willy Be Mine? C & D Griffith, OR FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH N Solt, UT NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe J & S Williams, OR FC Wilson's Dp Trish JH J Houghton CH Sure Shot's Red Baron Raymond O Williams Cascade Honest Abe R & L Calkins, OR DC Wildwings Shameless L Sandor, CA Zippin Calahoo Q Wiseman V Grimslid, WI Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH Ariels S'Shot Justa One Hot Mama B Brawn/M Ezzo/F Sakiey

64 38 30 28 26 22 21 21 17 10

3 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

In Open Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 10 GWPs placed 15 times, defeating 277 dogs. AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5

Wingfield's High Cotton JH Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH Zippin Calahoo FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH Samantha V Krieger

D & P Coller V Grimslid, WI Q Wiseman N Solt, UT M Marigoni

21 19 13 12 10

1 1 1 1 1

In Amateur Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 5 GWPs placed 5 times, defeating 75 dogs. JUNIOR DOGS (PUPPY/DERBY COMBINED) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 10

Okk Burlap Snips Sugar Cookie JH Cascade Tina Wiredwest Most Wanted Cascade Dasha Justa Gotta Keep the Faith Jay-Mar's Ready To Run CH Weidenhugel Houston V Joey JH Cynisters Time Turner Cando Rlb's Flirting With Fame JH

D Vater B Roe, GA R & L Calkins, OR J Barner, UT R & L Calkins, OR C Heiller, CA P & C Hieber/N Litwin, CA C Heiller/K Boyd, CA C Milachek/C Magoon D & F Marsh/C Heiller, CA

20 19 15 9 5 4 3 2 2 1

1 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1

In Junior Dogs, a total of 10 GWPs placed 14 times, defeating 80 dogs. DC, FC or AFC Titles Earned Field Champions: FC Wilsons Dp Trish JH (B) SR31537417 (1/14/10) by NFC FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson 4-04 x Fancy Pressure Cooker Wilson 6-06 Breeder: Ronald E Wilson Owner: John Houghton FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH (B) SR33591108 (3/6/10) by McNally’s Calahoo MH 9-05 x Solts’ Maggilla Gorilla 7-03 Breeder: Matthew Solt & Chandra Solt Owner: Nichole Solt

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2009 FINAL Obedience Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 2, February 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Ch. Aspendel Windmill J Roy Bean CD – B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferrara/A. McClure 2. Sagerer’s Decker Boy CD – S&J Sagerser/K. Cetak/H. Hallock 3. Schneewittchen Vom Hessenjaeger CD RAE – M. Brzoska 4. Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN – T&C Guschl 5. Three Spokes’ Aurora CD – W. Starkson 6. Alison’s Luca Von Blackforest CD RN JH – W. Gorgoschlitz Ch. Jay-Mar’s Tzar’s Passing the Torch CD RN MH – C&L Troncale 7. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 8. Kywires Blackberry Whine CD RE JH NAP NJP – K. Bunch 9. Ch. Scotian Tougher Than Leather JH – C. Casanova/R. Nelson

564.0 563.0 561.0 552.0 545.0 545.0 532.0 390.0 197.5

OPEN 1. Ch. Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH – A. Kostishak/G. McCain 2. Larkspurs Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UD JH – L. Swisher 3. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock 4. Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UD RAE MH – C&T Cagle 5. Ch. Lemieux’s Marksman of Blitz CDX – S. Williams 6. Inverness Hammerin Hank CDX RE JH – K. Braddock/L. Myles 7. Wireswest Shady Lady CD MH – M. Eden 8. Nitro Proof Quill Gordon CDX RE TD – R. Menotti 9. Ch. Abigail Von Blu Sands VCD2 UD MH – G&C Dubois

588.0 585.0 581.5 575.5 360.5 192.0 190.0 189.5 187.0

UTILITY 1. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock 2. Ch. Larkspurs Intrepid V Erebus CDX JH – A. Kostishek/G. McCain 3. Larkspurs Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UD JH – L. Swisher 4. Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UD RAE MH – C&T Cagle 5. Sharpe’s Creek’s Desiree UD SH – W. Starkson

581.0 579.5 577.0 568.5 185.0

VERSATILITY 1. Pryor Creek’s Gracie Mae VCD1 UD RAE MH VER – C&T Cagle

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2010 Obedience Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – February 28, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 4, April 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst RE – E. Gray

189.0

OPEN 1. Pryor Creek’s Gracie Mae VCD1 UD VER MH RAE – C&T Cagle 2. Larkspurs Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UD JH – L. Swisher 3. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock

555.5 391.0 187.0

UTILITY 1. Larkspurs Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UD JH – L. Swisher 2. Pryor Creek’s Gracie Mae VCD1 UD VER MH RAE – C&T Cagle

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CHAMPION CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) SR50045103 (1/9/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH J an J AfterHours Dana; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Christine Whitmore & Angela Johnson

CH Tova’s Ani Von Der Winston JH (B) SR47345702 (1/16/10) by CH Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH x CH Ayla V.D. Sonnenberg; Breeder: Anthony J Wiseman & Eva S Wiseman; Owner: Edward Maloney & Elaine Maloney

CH Drakkar’s Rlb He Caught My Eye (D) SR51817503 (1/31/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Donna Leveque & Bob Leveque

CH Weidenhugel Houston V Joey JH (D) SR50836808 (1/30/10) by NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe x CH Weidenhugel Becca V Blitz JH; Breeder/Owner: Cynthia L Heiller & Kathleen Boyd

CH Jay-Mar’s Always A Hot Topic JH (B) SR38004506 (1/10/10) by CH Cynisters Coffin Keeper x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Craig Troncale & Leslie Troncale; Owner: Nickol Litwin CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Assault (D) SR40124801 (1/16/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart x CH Mountain View’s Next Strike; Breeder: Helen Witt & Claire Wisch & Kelly Wisch; Owner: Chris Berg CH Piemonte Oliver V Chisola (D) SR34217501 (1/16/10) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x DC Piemonte Zoie V Chisola MH; Breeder: Jodi Quesnell & Aloysia Hard; Owner: Aloysia Hard CH Scotian Where There’s Smoke (B) SR50180302 (1/24/10) by NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe x CH Scotian Jetset’s Dreamcatcher; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Jane Bonaccorso & Carolyn Isom; Owner: Richard Brannan & Laura Reeves-Lococo

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CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax (D) SR59070601 (2/26/10) by Ero Iii Del Zeffiro x Kira Ii V. Brockenhagen At Kimmax; Breeder: Antonius Kohues; Owner: Peter McCullough & Maxine McCullough CH Tova’s Always Von Der Winston (B) SR47345707 (2/21/10) by CH Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH x CH Ayla V.D. Sonnenberg; Breeder: Anthony J Wiseman & Eva S Wiseman; Owner: Eva S Wiseman FIELD CHAMPION FC Wilsons DP Trish JH (B) SR31537417 (1/14/10) by NFC FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson x Fancy Pressure Cooker Wilson; Breeder: Ronald E Wilson; Owner: John Houghton


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NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER

CH Drakkar’s Rlb’s Secora RN (B) SR51817505 (1/23/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Lisa Popescu & Octavian Popescu

Jed’s Easy Street NAJ (B) SR36438504 (2/27/10) by Dual Rivers Trampoline x Brushbuster Starts Em Right; Breeder: Gordon Bigelow; Owner: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker

RALLY ADVANCED CH Drakkar’s Rlb’s Secora RA (B) SR51817505 (2/14/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Lisa Popescu & Octavian Popescu JUNIOR HUNTER Wildwire’s Lil Man JH (D) SR53561805 (2/27/10) by CH Whitetail’s Shortcut MH x Wildwire’s Raven Maniac SH; Breeder: Earl C Fowls; Owner: LARRY ROBINSON MASTER HUNTER Clearwater Sam MH (D) SR08852902 (8/16/09) by Zeb Von Strickert x Two; Breeder: Teddy W Downs; Owner: Edwin Nuzum CH Jay-Mar’s Little Miss Hot To Trot MH (B) SR38004511 (1/17/10) by CH Cynisters Coffin Keeper x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Craig Troncale & Leslie Troncale; Owner: Nickol Litwin & Patricia Hieber

EXCELLENT AGILITY SGR Dirty Witch SH AX OAJ AXP AJP (B) SR16769201 (2/27/10) by DC SGR Dirty Laundry x Oakhylls Witching Hour; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Terrie Brooks CH Aspen Grove’s Get Serious Syd SH OA AXJ (B) SN87124602 (1/2/10) by NAFC DC AFC Jay-Mar’s Cina’s Runaway Train MH x CH Severn Run’s Chatelaine MH; Breeder: Ross L Vanderbos; Owner: Charles Bettinson & Diane Smolen CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash OA AXJ (D) SR26011907 (1/1/10) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH JayMar’s All That Glitters; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Donald J Anderson & Audree J Anderson AGILITY FAST EXCELLENT Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit MX MXJ XF (D) SR02055005 (1/1/10) by Vom Grafenauer Cascade Huba x Vom Grafenauer Can Of Corn; Breeder: Thomas Grafenauer; Owner: Ashlee Trotter

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NORTH AMERICAN VERSATILE HUNTING DOG ASSOCIATION NORTH AMERICAN VERSATILE HUNTING DOG ASSOCIAT

German German Wirehaired Pointer’s Tested Tested 8/1/2009 to 12/31/2009 Wirehaired Pointer's 8/1/2009 to 12/31/2009 Invitational ARCHER VOM DESERT DANCER VC CLEARWATER SAM VC SCHWARZWALD'S BEGIN WITH MADISON STELLA BLUE VC THREE SPOKE'S AVA THUNDERHILLS BLACK KNIGHT TOP SHELF'S FARGO FRITTER VC WIRED WEST SURESHOT OAKLEY

Date 9/18/09 9/18/09 9/18/09 9/19/09 9/18/09 9/17/09 9/19/09 9/18/09

Cha BUC BUC BUC BUC BUC BUC BUC BUC

Yr-Mo 4.36 6.27 3.11 4.32 3.42 6.79 3.42 3.44

Points 159 200 200 195 185 143 171 197

Natural Ability

Date

Cha pt PNW HRC STN MNC

Yr-Mo Points Prize

AISCHA VOM STERNBERG 8/29/09 10.32 107 ALENA VON ARGOS 8/30/09 8.03 91 ANDRA V ARGOS 9/27/09 8.93 98 ARGO VOM WINDSWEPT 9/6/09 7.17 87 TEETH: MISSING 405 ASPEN VON ARGOS 8/30/09 HRC 8.03 99 BECKY VOM HEUERHAUS 8/28/09 PNW 8.45 98 BIRDCRAZY AYZEL 8/22/09 EQC 14.06 102 COAT COULD NOT BE JUDGED DUE TO A DERMATOLOGICAL PROBLEM BIRDCRAZY GRADY 8/28/09 SEM 14.26 89 BLUE COLLAR CODA 8/15/09 MNC 15.97 112 BONE POINT'S GUSTO 11/15/09 LSC 15.00 106 CHUMP CHANGES TRYIN' TO MAKE A NAME 9/26/09 STN 7.03 96 TEETH: MISSING 205 & USED BIRD IN WATER DAKOTA VOM WILCO 10/4/09 MUD 14.23 112 DALTON VD EICHENHUGEL 8/28/09 SEM 15.00 102 AGRESSIVE AT COAT EXAM TEMP: Sensitive DARK STAR'S ALFIE 9/27/09 APP 4.97 98 DC WIREHAIRED'S MAX 9/13/09 TOC 7.73 98 DEUTSCH DUALLYS CHOPPER 9/27/09 ZIA 10.53 89 DEUTSCH DUALLYS CRIME SPREE 9/27/09 ZIA 10.53 108 DEUTSCH DUALLYS CROSBY 9/27/09 ZIA 10.53 97 8/30/09 TVN 8.74 105 DUAL SHOT'S D & D'S MURPHY FANCY FEATHER VON DUFFIN 8/30/09 CDC 13.71 112 BITE: BUTT BITE & TEETH: UNDERSHOT 201 FASENJAGERS SWEET DOXA BEAN 10/3/09 WIL 10.23 112 FEE VOM ENTENMOOR 10/3/09 WIL 8.19 105 GEREN VOM ENTENMOOR 10/3/09 WIL 6.81 112 TEETH: EXTRA 105 GERMANUS GABLE 9/13/09 SHE 15.30 107 GRETCHEN VOM DESERT DANCER 12/5/09 GCA 10.61 106 GRIFFS VIKING CAPPUCCINO 8/23/09 MTS 8.61 104 GRIFFS VIKING MCCAIN 9/5/09 MNC 9.03 110 TEETH: EXTRA 205 GRIFFS VIKING PUZZLE 8/22/09 MTS 8.58 110 8/23/09 MTS 8.61 112 GRIFFS VIKING STELLA TEETH: MISSING 305 GROLL VOM ENTENMOOR 10/3/09 WIL 6.81 112 HANNA III VD JAGERHUTTE 8/29/09 RMC 7.48 112 KAIZANS BLUE BONNET ECHO 10/10/09 MOC 14.39 74 KARL VOM BUFFELTALER 9/27/09 SAB 10.80 108 KASSIE III VOM KERVINSHOF 8/29/09 WLD 7.00 110 KASTOR III VOM KERVINSHOF 11/14/09 LSC 9.50 92 84 WIRE NEWS ©2010 GWPCA 8/29/09 PNW 9.52 76 KR RIMROCK'S SIOUX ZEE QUE

Prize None Pass Pass None Pass None None Pass

Owner DAVID E HINEBAUGH DVM EDWIN O NUZUM KENNETH A NIEPOKOY ELI MARCUS STEVE BECKER JAMES B MOE THOMAS A SNYDER MATTHEW SOLT Owner

I III III None

JEFF BOAK KYLE T HOUGH PAMELA C MENOTTI BRIAN L WISE

II None II

NICOLAS A DE LA IGLESIA JOEL C DAVIS GINO ALBERT

None I II III

TODD MCLEAN DIANE MCCLASKIE CRAIG MORGAN GENO M WILLIAMS

I III

EDWARD J SEIDL ROBERT C JAGER

II III III I II II I

VINCENT J WEHRLE GORDON E BRAID STEPHEN NESTER TRACE PECK BRADY WILKINS DON LINDELEAF DAVID M ABRAHAMSON

I II I

MIKE A CLEMENTSON JEFFREY HENKE CHAD A BLUML

II I III I

PATRICK J LAMANTIA BRIAN J SMITH JERRY MOENCH GERALD H FUNK

I I

CURTIS J CLEMEN BROOKS E CORY

I I III I I III None

JEFFREY HENKE WILLIAM S EUSTACE DAVID G PERKS PATRICK J MCDONAGH GERHARD ROSIN VALON KOLICA ELAINE M MALONEY


GEREN VOM ENTENMOOR TEETH: EXTRA 105 GERMANUS GABLE GRETCHEN VOM DESERT DANCER GRIFFS VIKING CAPPUCCINO GRIFFS VIKING MCCAIN TEETH: EXTRA 205 GRIFFS VIKING PUZZLE GRIFFS VIKING STELLA TEETH: MISSING 305 GROLL VOM ENTENMOOR HANNA III VD JAGERHUTTE KAIZANS BLUE BONNET ECHO KARL VOM BUFFELTALER KASSIE III VOM KERVINSHOF KASTOR III VOM KERVINSHOF KR RIMROCK'S SIOUX ZEE QUE MACHINE GUNNER MONEY PITS BLACK PEPPER TEETH: MISSING 305 MOUNTAIN VIEW NATIONAL SECRET TEETH: EXTRA 105 & 205 NORDIC'S SHE'S NOT GARBO NYTRO VOM WILLOW ROCK TEETH: EXTRA 205 RLB'S SAGE SEDONA TIMECAM SCOTIAN SMOKE ON THE WATER SCOTIAN SMOKED AT BOURG-ROYAL

10/3/09

WIL

6.81

112

9/13/09 12/5/09 8/23/09 9/5/09

SHE GCA MTS MNC

15.30 GWP 10.61 8.61 9.03

107 PE 106 104 110

8/22/09 8/23/09

MTS MTS

8.58 8.61

10/3/09 8/29/09 10/10/09 9/27/09 8/29/09 11/14/09 8/29/09 10/9/09 9/12/09

WIL RMC MOC SAB WLD LSC PNW HRT GCV

6.81 7.48 14.39 10.80 7.00 9.50 9.52 13.35 14.83

9/27/09

POT

10/3/09 8/14/09 9/25/09 8/2/09 8/21/09

I

R FIIO R M PATRICK A N C E SJTLAMANTIA ANDINGS I III I

BRIAN J SMITH JERRY MOENCH GERALD H FUNK

110 112

I I

CURTIS J CLEMEN BROOKS E CORY

112 112 74 108 110 92 76 93 105

I I III I I III None III I

JEFFREY HENKE WILLIAM S EUSTACE DAVID G PERKS PATRICK J MCDONAGH GERHARD ROSIN VALON KOLICA ELAINE M MALONEY PETER J GILL EDDIE E PRATT JR

13.63 97

II

LANNIE J SEYMOUR

WIL OTV

9.00 9.55

I II

GARY E JENSEN VALERIE WASSING

SNC FRO EQC

11.23 106 15.10 91 15.71 107

I III I

AL BRAZDZIONIS LAURA REEVES-LOCOCO GILBERT TREMBLAY

112 89

Cha Yr-Mo Points Prize pt SCOTIAN WHERE THERE'S SMOKE 8/2/09 FRO 15.10 97 II SMOKE CREEK'S MASON DITCHED BRIDGER 9/27/09 SPC 10.93 96 III SENSITIVE TO PEOPLE AVOIDED PEOPLE @ WATER AND TRACK TEMP: Sen SOUTH PAW XANTHE 8/30/09 SDC 12.71 97 II SOUTH PAW YEAGER 8/30/09 SDC 9.03 110 I TESTES: NEUTERED SOUTH PAW YUTU REMMINGTON 8/29/09 SDC 9.00 105 II BITE: BUTT BITE TC BLACKJACK MORROW 10/11/09 OKC 15.52 110 I TEVA TRACKS 8/22/09 MTS 11.39 96 III THREE PAWS BOTTINEAU 8/22/09 RRV 7.68 112 I TOP SHELF'S IMA SALTY DEVIL 8/30/09 SDC 10.84 102 II TOP SHELF'S IMA SALTY FEATHERFOOTE 8/30/09 SDC 10.84 100 III BITE: BUTT BITE TOP SHELF'S IMPOSSIBLE ILLUSION 8/22/09 RRV 10.58 108 I TEETH: BUTTBITE 401, 101, 201 & 301 TOP SHELF'S IN THE NICK OF TIME 8/28/09 PNW 10.77 112 I VOM RIVER RUN VIOLETTA 9/13/09 TOC 11.17 110 I WOODWIRES NCIS ZIVA 9/12/09 WMC 9.73 110 I Natural Ability

Date

Utility Preparatory Test

Date

BLUE COLLAR BRON CASH V D RITTERBURG CHIEF V D RITTERBURG DEUTSCH DUALLYS BABY GRACE EGGY VOM DESERT DANCER GAUGE VD RITTERBURG JADE V DEN DREI TEUFELN JESSY VOM HIMMELBOGEN BITE: BUTTBITE PRAIRIE POINT GRACE TOP SHELF'S HUNTSMAN'S HOLLY Utility Test

CHAD A BLUML

Owner RICHARD BRANNAN CLINTON S JOESTING MIKE W SYDOW HARRY D HAIN TRACY L JENSEN TC MORROW ALISHA MAVES KEITH KEMMER JEFF L JALBERT JEFF L JALBERT GARY BEILKE DAVY A CAVEN BRUNO PISANI BRETT WOOD

Yr-Mo Points Prize

Owner

9/13/09 8/14/09 8/1/09 9/27/09 9/13/09 8/16/09 8/1/09 10/10/09

Cha pt WMC STC GAK ZIA DVC STC GAK HRT

2.40 2.48 2.44 1.46 1.81 1.20 2.23 2.56

164 124 170 165 116 160 122 148

II None I II III III None None

ARTHUR T TRUJILLO JOHN E SCHROEPFER JOHN A HADDIX II JAMES M DEJAYNES GLENN R CHERRY JR JAMES R ZERR DAN BRANDVOLD ROBERT L ATKESON

8/23/09 8/23/09

RRV RRV

1.68 2.03

148 161

None None

MARK VANBEEK MATT OLSON

Date

Cha pt

Yr-Mo Points ©2010 PrizeGWPCA Owner WIRE NEWS

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JESSY VOM HIMMELBOGEN BITE: BUTTBITE PRAIRIE G W P PPOINT E R F OGRACE RMANCE STA TOP SHELF'S HUNTSMAN'S HOLLY Utility Test

10/10/09

N D I N G S 8/23/09

8/23/09 Date

HRT

2.56

148

None

ROBERT L ATKESON

RRV RRV

1.68 2.03

148 161

None None

MARK VANBEEK MATT OLSON

Cha pt WIL NCW WMC SEM SCC RTC WIL MNC RRV

Yr-Mo Points Prize

ADMIRAL HOOCH PHARM D 10/2/09 2.26 150 None ALEK V D BRIESE 8/30/09 3.70 169 III ALEX VOM CINNAMON-CREEK 9/13/09 4.38 177 III 8/30/09 3.51 193 I AMY VD WESTMARK ARCHER VOM DESERT DANCER 10/2/09 4.40 198 II ARRAK V DEN MEADOW LAKES 9/20/09 2.91 204 I AYSSA VOM ENTENMOOR 10/4/09 4.67 171 III BARLEY VOM OKANOGAN-FLUSSTAL 9/5/09 2.26 202 I BEWITCHED VOM DAKOTA ARBACH 8/21/09 4.75 184 II TEETH: BUTT BITE 101, 201,401 & 301 BLUE COLLAR ALEX 9/13/09 WMC 4.58 196 II BLUE COLLAR BLITZ 8/30/09 PNW 2.36 201 I BONE POINT'S ELMO 9/12/09 WMC 2.63 201 I BRUTUS VOM WORRELLHAUS 10/2/09 SCC 2.52 201 I CARLO III V D WISSOWER KLINKEN 8/15/09 OTV 3.39 181 None TEETH: BROKEN 204 & 404 & EXTRA 205 CHUMP CHANGE MIDNIGHT HOWLIN' HANK 8/23/09 MTS 3.38 181 III CLEO V D EICHENHUGEL 9/26/09 SPC 3.91 142 None COAT: NO FURNISHINGS CRAZY CASTOR'S ABBY NORMAL 8/30/09 RMC 6.31 189 I CRAZY CASTOR'S BLUE BILL 8/30/09 RMC 2.35 172 III CRAZY CASTOR'S BOMB SHELL 9/26/09 ZIA 2.42 182 II COAT: LACKING FURNISHINGS CRAZY CASTOR'S BUZZ SAW 8/30/09 RMC 2.35 201 I TEETH: PUPPY TEETH 194 II DE LEIJEN ANNIE 9/13/09 SAK 2.49 200 II DE LEIJEN IZZY 9/13/09 SAK 2.49 TEETH: EXTRA 205 DEUCE DAKOTA ARBACH 8/23/09 RRV 4.45 204 I TEETH: BUTT BITE & EXTRA 205 & TESTES: NEUTERED 10/4/09 CIL 5.30 196 I DEVATA RIP IT UP AT SCOTIA ENGELBERTA VOM WINDRIDGE 8/29/09 WIC 4.32 200 II TEETH: MISSING 203 EVER READY EDDIE VOM WINDRIDGE 9/12/09 DVC 4.36 185 None FALCON VOM DESERT DANCER 9/12/09 TOC 1.59 190 I FALLSTREAK MINGUS SHADOW 12/4/09 GCA 4.25 176 III TESTES: NEUTERED GRETA VON SEIDL 10/4/09 MUD 5.77 179 III GRIFFS XPLOSIVE BLITZ 8/28/09 SDC 1.76 193 I TEETH: MISSING 305 GRIFFS XPLOSIVE DASH 8/23/09 MTS 1.75 189 I TESTES: NEUTERED NO FURNISHING ON COAT HEDGEWOOD BLITZ 8/29/09 SDC 2.36 186 II HEYWIRE N CARAMEL TIME PIECE 9/20/09 RTC 9.35 156 III TEETH: MISSING 101,201 & 202 GUM INFLAMED COULD NOT JUDGE BITE 204 I HILDA VOM BUFFELTALER 9/12/09 SAK 2.41 KATJA II V BOCKENHAGEN 8/29/09 HRC 5.39 204 I KONDOR VOM FUCHSFLUESSCHEN 10/3/09 DEL 2.60 163 II TEETH WERE NOT JUDGED. DOG BIT JUDGE TWICE DURING TOOTH EXAM MEGALLOWAY BLUESDOG 9/11/09 YAN 6.28 149 None TEETH: MISSING 105 SAMANTHA V KRIEGER 9/13/09 WMC 6.31 186 II SCHWARZWALD'S BRAEDEN 8/29/09 HRC 3.06 201 I 8/29/09 HRC 3.06 204 I SCHWARZWALD'S BROCK SHARPE'S CREEK'S EDELWEISS 8/28/09 SEM 9.25 204 I TEETH: MISSING 208 SHARPE'S CREEK'S ISIS 9/13/09 TOC 2.56 138 None SHARPE'S CREEK'S ISLAY 9/13/09 TOC 2.56 166 None THREE 86 DEVILSWIRE JASPER 9/26/09 STN 1.71 171 III NEWS ©2010 GWPCA THREE DEVILS ROGUE 8/30/09 PNW 6.78 180 II

Owner STEVEN K RIETZ JEROME SCHENCK MARK BARTON BRET RODERICK DAVID E HINEBAUGH DVM JENNY HORSTMAN JEFFREY HENKE NICK P MELLBY STEVEN L BUCK STEPHEN R FIELD KIRKE P LISI BRETT WOOD ROBERT C WORRELL HANS GRUBER LEO BOMAN ROBERT C JAGER ROBERT A CASTOR-EKWALL PETE MCINTOSH RON K OAKLEAF RON K OAKLEAF ANNEKE KIELSTRA ARJEN KIELSTRA ROBERT J MILLER CAROLYN V ISOM DAVID O BROWER ROBERT A RUF SCOTT A MACLEOD SCOTT MCCLUNG EDWARD J SEIDL HAROLD A SMITH DICK W MENKE SHAWN A WETZLER THOMAS JARNICH PAUL LESTER JONATHAN K PRESCOTT WILLIAM C WALTON SUSAN J RILEY MARK MARIGONI KYLE T HOUGH T GREGORY HALL DAVID S NORDQUIST JEFF SOWERBY JEFF SOWERBY THOMAS R BROUGHAM DAVY A CAVEN


KATJA II V BOCKENHAGEN 8/29/09 HRC 5.39 204 I JONATHAN K PRESCOTT KONDOR VOM FUCHSFLUESSCHEN 10/3/09 DEL 2.60 163 II WILLIAM C WALTON TEETH WERE NOT JUDGED. DOG BIT JUDGE TWICE DURING TOOTH G W P EXAM PERFORMANCE STANDINGS MEGALLOWAY BLUESDOG 9/11/09 YAN 6.28 149 None SUSAN J RILEY TEETH: MISSING 105 SAMANTHA V KRIEGER 9/13/09 WMC 6.31 186 II MARK MARIGONI SCHWARZWALD'S BRAEDEN 8/29/09 HRC 3.06 201 I KYLE T HOUGH 8/29/09 HRC 3.06 204 I T GREGORY HALL SCHWARZWALD'S BROCK SHARPE'S CREEK'S EDELWEISS 8/28/09 SEM 9.25 204 I DAVID S NORDQUIST TEETH: MISSING 208 SHARPE'S CREEK'S ISIS 9/13/09 TOC 2.56 138 None JEFF SOWERBY SHARPE'S CREEK'S ISLAY 9/13/09 TOC 2.56 166 None JEFF SOWERBY THREE DEVILS JASPER 9/26/09 STN 1.71 171 III THOMAS R BROUGHAM THREE DEVILS ROGUE 8/30/09 PNW 6.78 180 II DAVY A CAVEN TEETH: MISSING 105, 305 & 405 THREE SPOKES' AURORA 9/5/09 MNC 3.38 160 None WAYNE M STARKSON THUNDERHILL'S BELLE 8/15/09 STC 2.55 204 I JEFFREY R PAULUS THUNDERHILLS BLACK KNIGHT 10/11/09 NIL 6.85 190 I JAMES B MOE TEETH: EXTRA 205 THUNDERHILLS BLACK MUDDY RIVER 8/29/09 FLC 2.59 195 I ELI MARCUS 8/29/09 SDC 5.32 184 None DARIN W TOLZIN THUNDERHILL'S OH ME OH MY MIA Utility Test

Date

Cha pt SPC POT RRV

Yr-Mo Points Prize

TOP SHELF'S CHAPA SPOONER 9/27/09 5.31 189 II TOP SHELF'S COLETTE 9/27/09 5.31 196 I 8/21/09 5.20 194 I TOP SHELF'S CONWAY COAT: NO FURNISHINGS TOP SHELF'S DRIVIN' DAKOTA 8/29/09 PNW 4.20 158 None 9/27/09 STN 3.44 200 II TOP SHELF'S FARGO FRITTER 9/6/09 MNC 3.39 186 II TOP SHELF'S FOREVER FAITHFUL TOP SHELF'S HOLY SMOKIN MORLEY 8/14/09 STC 2.00 204 I TEETH: BUTTBITE 101,201,401&301 VOM BRITT'S DOUBLE AXEL 8/30/09 NCW 4.15 192 II JUDGES COULD NOT DO PHYSICAL ATTIBUTES DUE TO THE DOG TRIED TO VOM BRITT'S PEE WEE REESE 8/30/09 NCW 4.15 189 II VOM WOLTJEN KRIEGHOFF 9/26/09 APP 2.37 176 III WEAVERS PT KRIEGHOFF EXPRESS 9/13/09 YAN 3.66 185 II TEETH: BROKEN 401 WIREDWEST MOST WANTED 9/12/09 WMC 1.44 188 III

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2009 FINAL BIS/Group Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 2, February 2010. The number following each entry represents the number of BIS, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 (left to right) placements for the calendar year - compiled by Lori Sargent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ch. Ripsnorters Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Mt. View’ Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – C&K Wisch Ch. Mountain View’s Mr. Jack SH (D) – R. Brannan Ch. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/S. Ferraro Timo II Bockenhagen at Kinmax (D) – P&M McCullough Ch. Geronimo’s Flying Calypso (D) – J. Steffes Ch. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh Ch. Ripsnorter’s A Fringe Benefit (D) – R. Miller Ch. Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd

28,515 – 15/83/21/13/5 18,221 – 5/39/25/15/6 2,094 – 0/3/5/3/0 1,508 – 0/2/6/4/1 1,491 – 0/1/3/4/4 550 – 0/0/0/0/1 449 – 0/1/2/0/1 253 – 0/0/1/1/0 195 – 0/0/1/0/0 186 – 0/0/1/2/1

2009 Breed Point Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 2, February 2010. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Ch. Ripsnorters Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Mountain View’s Mr. Jack SH (D) – R. Brannan Ch. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/S. Ferraro Ch. Geronimo’s Flying Calypso (D) – J. Steffes Ch. Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) – C. Heiller/K. Boyd Ch. Mt. View’ Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – C&K Wisch Ch. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb (D) – M. Marley Ch. Darnelle’s Get the Party Started (D) – C&J Reininger Ch. Cynisternidawires Final Fantasy (D) – C. Magoon/J. Quesnell

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GWP PERFORMANCE STANDINGS

2010 BIS/Group Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – February 28, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 4, April 2010. The number following each entry represents the number of BIS, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 (left to right) placements for the calendar year - compiled by Lori Sargent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Ch. Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferraro Ch. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb (D) – M. Marley Ch. Mountain View’s Mr. Jack SH (D) – R. Brannan Ch. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson

6,926 - 0/8/9/6/1 2,518 – 0/4/7/3/1 416 – 0/0/2/0/0 213 – 0/0/1/0/0 167 – 0/0/0/0/2 133 – 0/0/0/0/1

2010 Breed Point Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – February 28, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 4, April 2010. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ch. Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson Ch. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh Ch. Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) – C. Heiller/K. Boyd Ch. Schnellberg’s Freedom Reigns (D) – S. DeGraw Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud (B) – P&K Wenking/C. Vogel/W. Bastian Cynisters Time Turner Cando (D) – C. Milachek/C. Magoon Ch. Timo II V Bockenhagen at Kimmax (D) – P&M McCullough Jay-Mar’s Always a Hot Topic JH (B) – N. Litwin Ch. Mountain View’s Mr. Jack SH (D) – R. Brannan Ch. Afterhours Just One Look JH (B) – M. Rakowski/C. Whitmore Drakkar’s RLB’s Easy on the Eyes at Jay-Mar’s (D) – N. Litwin/P. Hieber

110 31 26 23 23 8 7 7 7 6 4 2 1

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Dinah Loves By Beth Hollenberg

Tax Day has come and gone. Instead of the Ides of March, we must beware of the Ides of April. Sometimes, I think I should say beware the Ides of Dinah. It isn’t that she is dangerous. She is just enthusiastic – very enthusiastic. With the sun rising earlier, Dinah expects her day to begin before I’m ready. She knows how to wake me. She stands by the bed and pants in my ear or she starts drinking and drinking and drinking. Then Angus starts drinking. I hear the sound of water and cringe. There are no doggy doors in my house. I must get up and let them out or else. It is a win situation for the dogs and a lose situation for my sleep. Angus is very quiet and allows Dinah to cause the most visible havoc. Angus will do things quietly and allow Dinah to take the blame. This does not faze Dinah. Nothing fazes Dinah. She is open to life and all of its experiences. Angus and I are older and not so open. We enjoy peace, quiet and naps. We love routines. Dinah loves a good time and good food; so does Angus. Dinah merely observes something and insists on participating - unless it is a bath. She will look closely, but backs off when invited to jump in the tub. The other day, Dinah saw me having cantaloupe for breakfast and she had to have some. Rather than renting a rug cleaner to deal with the drool, I shared. Big mistake, Dinah ate the rest of the cantaloupe and wanted more. It is easier to share than to ignore her begging. Dinah loves nuts – hazelnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, almonds and pecans. Angus likes cashews and almonds. I like nuts, too. Oh, we all like two-legged nut cases. They make life interesting and it helps that I belong to that group since my dogs prefer them. One thing about my dogs, they do not like child molesters.

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Angus’ mother, Clea, did not like anyone who mistreated a child. Neither did another dog that lived with a child. She protected the kid against spanking, much to the parents’ surprise. Dinah loves carrots as long as they have been coated in veggie dip. She watches what I eat and must try it. She adores steak, hamburgers, tacos, nachos, anything from Casa’s (a local Italian restaurant) and that includes their city-wide famous salad. She even stole a 16 inch Pizza King Royal Feast and ate it. (I had placed it on the washer and she knocked it off so that it opened.) I rescued what I could; but the dogs had to eat it. My floors are not that clean. Dinah loves to hog the bed. She will either sleep at the foot of the bed spread out so that I sleep in a fetal position. Or, she will sleep in the middle and roll into me so that she is sleeping on her back and I have to rub her belly. If I move, she promptly keeps rolling until I am on the floor. I did solve that problem by bringing a dog treat to bed. If she beats me to the bed (which is normal), I throw the treat out the door and then jump into bed and hog the middle. Angus sleeps in the door way to block any and all traffic. Angus lets Dinah and me slug it out over sleeping arrangements, he prefers to get his rest without disturbance. Dinah and Angus only go outside, if I bribe them. They would rather be inside with me. The only time they go out without bribes is when offered the front yard or when the sliding glass doors (to the back yard) remain open and they can choose their own time. Why do I put up with this behavior? I love having dogs that think. I love dogs that are individuals and have their own personalities. It makes them unique. After a good night’s


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rest, I look back and laugh about what they have done. Then there are the times when Dinah looks at me and grins. I smile and remember that life is good and that the little things are all that matter. At this moment, we have a roof over our heads and all of us are together. I may not always be happy at what is going on (like losing my pizza); but now is good. Today, we’re together. And it is so much easier when your dog, or pet, or animal companion, becomes an individual. They become some “one” important in your life’s path.

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GWPCA National Championship Placements GWPCA National Championship Placements

Unofficial list compiled by Doug Ljungren, updated by Meg Eden

National Championship

National Amateur Championship 1982 - Green River, Illinois

1 2 3 4

Withheld DC Cascade Rogue FC Schroader's Maine Heir Withheld

Calkins Wilkins

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Baron Vom Schyrental FC Halb's Regiment DC/AFC Cadenberg Bacchanale V Lutz AFC Draufganger Hemp

Weaterton Calkins Fernandez Sobie

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Halb's Miss Chief FC Schroader's Maine Heir FC/AFC Ahlin's Dyke Ann FC/AFC Fredrich's Figure It Out

Ljungren Wilkins Jirka/Anderson Fredrich

1983 - Selah, Washington 1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Halb's Miss Chief DC/AFC Cadenberg Bacchanale V Lutz FC/AFC Baron Vom Schyrental DC Flintlock's Medicine Man

Ljungren Fernandez Weaterton Hemphill

1984 - Kildeer Plains, Ohio 1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Halb's Sure Shot DC/AFC Walker's Blue Movie DC Cascade Rogue FC Tack's Pepper Mill

Ljungren Haag Calkins Tack

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Halb's Sure Shot FC Tack's Pepper Mill DC/AFC Walker's Blue Movie FC/AFC Halb's Miss Chief

Ljungren Tack Haag Ljungren

1985 - Branched Oak, Nebraska 1 2 3 4

DC Cascade Rogue PDK's Baron Von Pfeffer FC Cascade Smokin Jo FC/AFC Cascade Steamer

Calkins McCulley Calkins Calkins

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Sure Shot's Point Blank FC/AFC Halb's Sure Shot FC/AFC Fredrich's Figure It Out DC Marsu's Sierra Cass

Ljungren Ljungren Fredrich Decker

1 2 3 4

FC Halb's Regiment FC/AFC Cascade Steamer DC/AFC Fredrich's Rosy Bear DC/AFC Fredrich's Vogel Jaeger

McCoy Calkins Fredrich Fredrich

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Cascade Steamer FC/AFC Halb's Miss Chief FC/AFC Fredrich's Figure It Out DC/AFC Sure Shot's Point Blank

Calkins Ljungren Fredrich Ljungren

1986 - Ft Huachuco, Arizona 1 FC/AFC Cascade Steamer 2 FC/AFC Halb's Miss Chief 3 DC Cascade Rogue 4 DC/AFC Sure Shot's Point Blank 1987 - Assunpink, New Jersey 1 2 3 4

DC Cascade Rogue FC Marsus's Abigale of Bayfield FC Halb's Regiment DC/AFC Fredrich's Rosy Bear

Calkins Ljungren Calkins Ljungren Calkins Gaska McCoy Fredrich

1988 - California City, California 1 2 3 4

FC Marsu's Cascade Skipper FC/AFC Cascade Steamer DC Cascade Rogue DC SGR Silent Running

Decker Calkins Calkins Richardson

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Sure Shot's Point Blank FC/AFC Cascade Steamer FC/AFC Cascade Tuffy DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Hole N One

Ljungren Calkins Lee Brawn

1989 - Albert Lee, Minnesota 1 2 3 4

Dyke Ann's Best Shot FC/AFC Cascade Steamer DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Hole N One DC/AFC Sure Shot's Point Blank

Ahlin Calkins Brawn Ljungren

1 2 3 4

FC Selkerk's Bounty Hunter DC SGR Silent Running DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Hole N One FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise

Sakiey Richardson Brawn Lee

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Ike DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Hole N One FC/AFC Sure Shot's Maggie Wildwings Cascade Zoey

Calkins Brawn Ljungren Adams

1 2 3 4

FC Doty's Whirlwind Sir Gabby FC/AFC Marie Laveau Von Steubon FC Sure Shot's Mister Chips DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Top Flight

Doty Schoonover Lee Brawn

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Sure Shot's Point Blank Dyke Ann's Best Shot DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Hole N One Baron Von Budwizer

Ljungren Ahlin Brawn Larson

1990 - Assunpink, New Jersey 1 2 3 4

FC Selkerk's Bounty Hunter DC SGR Silent Running FC/AFC Marie Laveau Von Steubon FC/AFC Cascade Steamer

Sakiey Richardson Schoonover Calkins

1991 - Sunnyside, WA 1 FC/AFC Marie Laveau Von Steubon 2 DC/AFC Cascade Ike 3 Wildwings Cascade Zoey 4 FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise 1992 - Branched Oak, Nebraska 1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Marie Laveau Von Steubon Withheld AFC SGR Witches' Brew St Croix's Breezin' Boogaloo

Schoonover Calkins Adams Lee Schoonover Richardson Meuller

1993 - Ionia, Michigan 1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Marie Laveau Von Steubon DC/AFC Cascade Ike FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby DC Uodibar's Fanny Paltani

Schoonover Calkins Mueller Shelly

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Ike FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise FC/AFC Sure Shot's Miss Tique CH Ali Del Chisola

Calkins Lee Ljungren Hard

1 2 3 4

CH/AFC Justa Tequila Sunset DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Top Flight FC Selkerk's Bounty Hunter Sure Shot's Jake Tique's Pride

Sakiey/Brawn Brawn Sakiey Pratt

1994 - Smartsville, California

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DC/AFC Cascade Ike FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby Sure Shot's Golly Miss Molly

Calkins Lee Mueller Ljungren

1995 - Ionia, Michigan

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Schoonover Lee Brawn

2 Withheld 3 AFC SGR Witches' Brew 4 St Croix's Breezin' Boogaloo

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1993 - Ionia, Michigan 1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Marie Laveau Von Steubon DC/AFC Cascade Ike FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby DC Uodibar's Fanny Paltani

Schoonover Calkins Mueller Shelly

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Ike FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise FC/AFC Sure Shot's Miss Tique CH Ali Del Chisola

Calkins Lee Ljungren Hard

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Ike DC Uodibar's Bush Man Sure Shot's Jake Tique's Pride Flintlock's Ezekial

Calkins Pratt Pratt Demoura

1 2 3 4

CH/AFC Justa Tequila Sunset DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Top Flight FC Selkerk's Bounty Hunter Sure Shot's Jake Tique's Pride

Sakiey/Brawn Brawn Sakiey Pratt

1994 - Smartsville, California 1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Ike FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby Sure Shot's Golly Miss Molly

Calkins Lee Mueller Ljungren

1995 - Ionia, Michigan 1 FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby

2 DC/AFC Cascade Ike GWPCA National Championship Placements 3 DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Top Flight 4 DC/AFC Schellberg's Gretta

Mueller Calkins Brawn Tait

Unofficial list compiled by Doug Ljungren, updated by Meg Eden 1996 - Solon Springs, Wisconsin 1 2 3 4

Championship DC Uodibar'sNational Fanny Paltani FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby Soo Line's Dark Magic Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker

Shelly Mueller Dixon Ljungren

1 2 3 4

CH Jay-Mar's Blakes Windczar SH FC Flintlock's Hawk Eye Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker Flintlock's Ezekial

Collins Humphreys Ljungren Demoura

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Schellberg's Gretta MH DC AFC Navaho's Sidekick MH Piemonte Guido v Chisola Bounty's Justa Pegleg Pete

Tait Rezzardi Hard Barwn

National Amateur 1 FC/AFC Breezin' Britta Von KinniChampionship Manns 2 DC/AFC Dunkee's Justa Top Flight Brawn 3 FC Jimkath's Allure Yates 4 Sure Shot's Golly Miss Molly Ljungren 1997 - Sunnyside, Washington 1 2 3 4

FC Flintlock's Hawk Eye Dee Dee Von Schyrental Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker FC/AFC Sure Shot's Cruise

Humphreys Meyn Ljungren Lee

1998 - Sumerduck, Virginia 1 2 3 4

TNT's Hot Rod Todd DC AFC Navaho's Sidekick MH DC/AFC Schellberg's Gretta MH FC/AFC Jimkath's Allure

Koeber/Tait Rezzardi Tait Yates

1999 - Solon Springs, Wisconsin 1 2 3 4

DC AFC Navaho's Sidekick MH Lehmschlogs Bottle Rocket FC Flintlock's Addition Jay-Mar's Blakes Blue Angel

Rezzardi Milbrad Hemphill Dixon

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby DC/AFC Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker FC/AFC Breezin' Britta Von Kinni AFC Cascade Cadence MH

Mueller Ljungren Manns Calkins

2000 - Madras, Oregon 1 2 3 4

Sure Shot's Slick Nickel DC/AFC Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker FC/AFC Flintlock's Hawk Eye FC/AFC Windwalker Von Wilson

Lee Ljungren Humphreys Lee

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC Sure Shot's Hot Rocks AFC Piette's Okk Labelle Laveau DC AFC Wildwings Party Girl FC/AFC Prairiewood's Easy Ryder

Ljungren Piette Sandor Manns

1 2 3 4

Backwoods Sure Shot Marley AFC Wingmaster's Bullet Kimble's Ramblin Rebel FC Piemonte Guido V Chisola

T Hansen Lococo Kimble Hard

1 2 3 4

FC/AFC St Croiz's Rawhide Ruby FC/AFC Jimkath's Allure CH Cascade Jagd Freund Sure Shot's Slick Nickel

Mueller Yates Wickwire Lee

2001 - Ionia, Michigan 1 Okk Ivory Bo Laveau 2 FC/AFC Jimkath's Allure 3 FC/AFC Prairiewood's Easy Ryder 4 CH Jetset's Ragtop Day At Scotia JH 2002 - Lincoln, Nebraska 1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Jagd Freund AFC Wingmaster's Bullet DC Jetset's Ragtop Day At Scotia JH FC Lehmschlogs Bottle Rocket

Schoonover Yates Manns Quesnell/Bonaccorso Wickwire Lococo Quesnell/Bonaccorso Milbrad

2003 - Reno, Nevada 1 2 3 4

FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson DC/AFC Cascade Jagd Freund FC Sure Shot's Slick Nickel FC AFC Deja Vu

Wilson Wickwire Lee Fernandez

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin DC/AFC Cascade Jagd Freund DC Flintlock's Go Boy V Rahnhaus FC AFC Deja Vu

Williams Wickwire Gilleard Fernandez

2004 - Ionia, Michigan 1 2 3 4

FC AFC Wingmaster's Bullet Lococo DC/AFC Jay-Mar's Cina's Runaway Train MHKosman/Litwin FC Backwoods Sure Shot Stoney Benson Backwoods Longshot Kalmes

1 2 3 4

FC Backwoods Longshot DC/AFC Cascade Jagd Freund Griffith's Willy Be Mine? DC RLB's Milo Kidd

Kalmes Wickwire Griffith Dixon

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin Tumalo Joe Griffith's Willy Be Mine? FC Backwoods Longshot

Williams Williams Griffith Kalmes

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Jay-Mar's Cina's Runaway Train MHKosman/Litwin FC Backwoods Sure Shot Stoney Benson DC AFC Sure Shot's Wide Open Spaces Ljungren/Cheshire FC Kimble's Ramblin Rebel Kimble

2005 - Solon Springs, Wisconsin 1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Cascade Jagd Freund FC AFC Three Devils Abracadabra MH FC/AFC Sure Shot's White Shadow DC RLB's Milo Kidd

Wickwire Mcgrane Ljungren Dixon

2006 - Jamestown, California 1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin DC Wildwings Shameless Tumalo Joe FC/AFC Sure Shot's White Shadow

Williams Sandor Williams Ljungren

2007 - Pinkneyville, Illinois 1 2 3 4

Tumalo Joe Williams NFC/DC Backwoods Sure Shot Marley Shelley FC/AFC Backwoods Sure Shot Stoney Benson NAFC/DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin Williams

1 2 3 4

NAFC/DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin FC/AFC Big Oak's Black Jae OKK MH DC St Croix's Diamond Jim DC/AFC Flintlock's Go Boy V Rahnhaus

2008 - Branched Oaks, Nebrasla

Williams Grimslad Mueller Gilleard

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G W P F I E L D12 DC/AFC E V ERudolph's N T SBlitzen Von Duffin Tumalo Joe 3 Griffith's Willy Be Mine? 4 FC Backwoods Longshot

Williams Williams Griffith Kalmes

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin DC Wildwings Shameless Tumalo Joe FC/AFC Sure Shot's White Shadow

Williams Sandor Williams Ljungren

2007 - Pinkneyville, Illinois 1 2 3 4

Tumalo Joe Williams NFC/DC Backwoods Sure Shot Marley Shelley FC/AFC Backwoods Sure Shot Stoney Benson NAFC/DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin Williams

1 2 3 4

NAFC/DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Duffin FC/AFC Big Oak's Black Jae OKK MH DC St Croix's Diamond Jim DC/AFC Flintlock's Go Boy V Rahnhaus

Williams Grimslad Mueller Gilleard

2008 - Branched Oaks, Nebrasla 1 2 3 4

NFC/DC Backwoods Sure Shot Marley FC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me SH DC Griffith's Willy Be Mine FC/AFC Cascade Maria

Shelley McGrane Griffith Calkins

1 2 3 4

Ch Ariel's Justa Gotta Go Now NFC/DC Tumalo Joe FC/AFC Cascade Maria Brillow's Wild West Show

Ezzo - Brawn Williams Calkins Haukoos

2009 - Pinkneyville, Illinois 1 2 3 4

FC Brillow's Wild West Show

Haukoos

DC/AFC Griffith's Willy Be Mine FC/AFC Showdown At OKK Corral

Griffith Wickwire

NFC/3xNAFC DC/AFC Rudolph's Blitzen Von Du Williams

1 2 3 4

DC/AFC Griffith's Willy Be Mine NAFC/Ch Ariel's Justa Gotta Go Now NFC/FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson FC Jerelin's Justa Stacked Deck

Griffith Ezzo - Brawn Dixon - Bultman Brawn - Sakiey

We met a really great couple a few years ago while at a dog show, Chuck & Sue Ireland. They had a specials dog name"Rio" Ch. Aspendel's Red River, JH that was being campaigned. We got to know them better as we sat at ringside visiting over the years. Tall, white haired, and quiet, it didn't take long to realize how proud Chuck was of Rio's accomplishments. Members in a small club, Chuck was always willing to help out when asked. I can't say how many times he was willing to step forwards to give the club a hand when needed. He came and sat in many a booth with Rio patiently answering questions from the public. Chuck passed away last week, and will be missed by not only his family and dogs, but also his friends. – Laura Myles 94

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Watch for Toxins in Your Spring Garden Due to their natural curiosity, their love of digging, and their tendency to consume anything they come across, dogs are at a high risk for accidental poisoning. This can be particularly true in spring, as front gardens and backyards come to life with new growth, and as dogs and their owners spend more time outdoors. •

Toxic bulbs, plants and flowers include tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, certain lilies, crocus, and lily of the valley.

See details at http://www.akcchf.org/pdfs/poisonous_plant_guide.pdf

Harmful fertilizers and ground cover include cocoa mulch, blood meal, bone meal, and any fertilizer containing disulfoton or organophosphates. Store all poisonous substances in your home, garage, and yard out of reach of your curious canine, and block access to potentially harmful bulbs and flowers.

If you suspect your dog has ingested a poison, call your veterinarian at once; or dial the Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680.

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