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The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Winter 2010

National Best In Specialty Show Winner

Truman

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National Best In Specialty Show Winner

Truman

Thank You Judge Mr. Richard Byrd

There are so many people that have touched our lives and we could not have bred such a beautiful litter and achieved this wonderful win without them. We have so many goals for Truman’s future in the show ring and field and we know these people will be right there beside us. Thank You Judge Mrs. Honey Glendinning

Reece Kennels

Mike and Angie want to say… Thank You. Tina Whitmore ▪ Jim & Helen Witt ▪ Kathy Marks Christi Chism ▪ Belinda DeLaby ▪ Mary-Lynn Jensen

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BISS GCh. Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here CGC, JH Available for Stud www.ReeceKennel.com Owned/Handled/Bred by: Mike & Angie Johnson Co-owned/Bred by: Tina Whitmore

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

D E PA RT M E N T S Winter 2010 - Nationals Issue

Letters 12 From the Editor

Photos by Diane Marsh - 2010 National Field Trials

Index to Advertisers

8 Windmill/Wireworks - Watkins/Perry 9 Medlock/Carter 10 John Nunnes & Dan Griffith Club Business 11 Mike & Kay Braddock 14 Staff & Board Members 46 Haven Kennel - Heiller 15 Local GWP Clubs 47 Haven Kennel - Heiller 16 Code of Ethics 50 Claddagh Kennels 17 AKC GWP Breed Standard Wehking, Vogel & Bastian 18 President’s Message 51 Claddagh Kennels 19 Treasurer’s Report Wehking, Vogel & Bastian 20 GWPCA Board Minutes 55 Haven Kennel - Heiller 22 New Members 56 Surefire Kennels - Joan Payton 23 GWPCA Award Winners 57 Backwoods - Liz & Greg Dixon 25 AKC Delegate’s Report 74 Purina 27 Bulletin Board 91 Dual Shot Kennels - Hawkins 94 Wirewest Kennels - Meg Eden 95 John & Sandy Williams Index to Advertisers 96 Top Shelf Kennel Cover Reece Kennels - Johnson 96 The Haven Kennel Inside Front Walnut Hill Kennel - Brenda Roe 96 Inverness Kennel 3 Reece Kennels - Johnson 98 John & Sandy Williams 6 Wireworks Kennel - Milowski Inside Back John & Sandy Williams 7 Aspendel/Windmill - Watkins/Perry Back Cover John & Sandy Williams

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CHIC Program OFA Results In the Company of Dogs Open Range Wise Words Becky’s Letter Wired Living Agility and Our Dogs Agility Standings Obedience & BIS Standings Rally Standings Breed Point & Junior Standings New Titles NAVHDA Statistics Field Top Ten

Photo by Diane Marsh - 2010 Sea-Tac Specialty Show

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National Recap National Junior Handler Sea-Tac Specialty National Specialty Regional Specialty Richland Kennel Club Obedience Events Regional Obedience National Obedience Futurity & All Star Event National Field Trials Ft. Detroit Field Trial GWP Club WI Hunt Test Purina - Optimal Nutrition

On the Cover

“Truman”

BISS GCh Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here CGC, JH When Mike and I bred Scout and Dana, we had no intention of keeping a male dog; however, you know what they say about the best intentions . . . They don’t always go as planned when you have a litter of 8 boys and 2 girls. So at week one, co–breeder Tina Whitmore, and I selected our females. I then kept telling myself, “don’t fall in love with those boys,” but as a breeder, sometimes it is hard for your heart to overlook a special pup that catches your eye from day one. In the beginning, it may be the placement of markings, his size or just that he may not fuss a lot. Then, if you’re lucky and as the weeks go by, the puppy that caught your eye from the beginning starts to develop into a nice looking dog. Well, that puppy for us was Truman. We later put Truman on birds and soon, there was no question the pup that caught my eye from day one was staying at the Johnson’s house. Truman is now a National Best In Specialty Show winner, and boy are we glad the best of intentions don’t always go as planned. Handled in the ring and field by me, Angie Johnson

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FROM THE EDITOR

Fr o m t h e E d i t o r Hi Everyone, The National at Richland and Sunnyside, Washington was a knock out. I still have a clear vision of the beautiful park along the river, lots of nice people coming together for a common purpose, and great dogs. The accommodations at the Red Lion were ideal and the food delicious. It didn’t hurt to be in wine country either. I didn’t make the field events, but based on the photos and comments I’ve received, it was a great time. Congratulations to the SeaTac Club for such a wonderful National! I want to extend thanks to Ric Wyrens, LaMar Gunnarson, Diane Marsh, Ann Kostishak, Meg Eden, Vicky LaChance, Judy Cheshire, Ray and Lynn Calkins, Laura Reeves and others who have contributed pictures and commentary of the events so that everyone in the club could share in them. It was difficult to put this issue together as there were so many photographs to go through and only space for a small percentage. There were lots of details in results to verify, too. It all took a little longer than I had hoped, but this WireNews will be one you’ll refer back to a lot – enjoy the recap of Nationals! The WireNews has grown over the years from the black & white copies of old, and so has the cost. When ad revenue doesn’t match the cost of printing and mailing, the club budget suffers as the WireNews can’t pay for itself. I’m trying some things to cut down on the cost of the WireNews. I plan to print the next issue on different paper that costs less, and we tried a mailing option that is half as much as the previous method. I’ll also be cutting out non-essential pages when I can – pages that could be posted on the website, or via WireMail. I’m all for keeping a quality publication – keeping being the operative word, so I hope the changes satisfy you in the spirit of why they’re being done. Please send me your feedback if you have any thoughts on them. Thanks to all the advertisers in this issue – your support is greatly appreciated. I hope more people will support the magazine in the upcoming year with their announcements. Everyone loves to hear about and see pictures of the dogs that make this breed so unique. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season as this WireNews arrives. Best regards,

Ellen Herminghaus

Letter to the Editor To the Editor: Interestingly, the only feedback I received on the Idiopathic Epilepsy article printed in the last WN issue was from Linda Kelly, President of the Vizsla Club of America. She shared the Vizsla community has provided enough blood samples from both affected and non-affected dogs, submitted pedigrees and completed questionnaires to allow research scientists to classify IE in Vizslas as polygenic NOT simple autosomal recessive as I previously reported. I contacted Dr. Ned Patterson at the U of MN to confirm Ms Kelly’s correction. His response was: “We don’t know the mode of inheritance for sure in Vizslas, but based on our DNA marker analysis it is most likely to be polygenic. I have not seen any data for Pointers or Keeshonds. Increasingly it looks to be polygenic in most breeds, because if it was a single gene then markers should have detected an association. This only technically stands for breeds in which whole genome marker analysis has been done. My overall impression is polygenic for most Kay Braddock accepting breeds, but there could be a few exceptions or not. “ awards for Respectfully submitted, Robin K. Nelson, DVM 12

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Jet – Utility Obedience Dog of the Year, and Belle – Novice Rally and Advanced Rally Dog of the Year

Roger and Pam Doyle accepting awards for DC Schnellberg’s Double Down SH for her 2009 Field Champion and 2009 Dual Champion titles


LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, When the last Wire~News came out there was an article written by Diane Turner called “Not Just a Cinderfella Story”. When I read it I was touched by the story of Nate and Clint, and in agreement with the statements at the end of the article that deal with protecting our breeding stock and stud boo, and realizing that “as dedicated breeders our responsibility is for the lifetime of the dogs we breed”. In between these two areas there were statements and/or implications regarding the American Kennel Club that I believed needed to be corrected. I called people at AKC and sent them the part of the article that dealt with their policies and/ or procedures. They have sent me the following clarification and corrections. What was written in the article is in bold print, their response is in normal print. The author wrote: To offset some of this competition and make it easier for backyard breeders and puppy mills to register their dogs, AKC has initiated several programs including the policy to allow name changes once a puppy or dog is sold and the Administrative Pedigree Research (APR) program. The rule concerning changing a dog’s name was approved by the AKC Board of Directors and approved by the AKC Delegates in 2008. • Some of the reasons given by owners who wanted to change a dog’s name included: pet owners for dogs that will never be bred or shown; dogs named using the owner’s last name, but then when the dog was transferred the new owner does not want their dog to have the previous owner’s last name; and dogs are returned to breeders and the breeder decides to show the dog but the dog had an unacceptable name. The following procedures prevent a name change: • If the dog is first registered to the breeder or if the dog contains a Registered Kennel Name the name cannot be changed without the breeder’s consent. • If the dog has been bred or shown the name cannot be changed. The people that I talked to at AKC indicated they weren’t sure where the writer got her “facts” from, but the name of the program is: The Administrative Research Registration Service not what was reported: APR – Administrative Pedigree Research Program.

The Administrative Research Registration Service adopted by the AKC Board of Directors allows AKC staff to conduct pedigree research to determine registration eligibility for dogs upon customer request. • Following Rules Applying to Registration and Discipline (Chapter 3, Section 6), AKC has the authority to register dogs originating from AKC registrable stock. Dogs may qualify for registration if pedigrees show no break in AKC lineage and all dogs originate from AKC registrable stock. • If the dog is a member of an AKC registered litter AKC will not register the dog without making contact with the breeder to approve registration. To ensure the integrity of the registry is maintained, AKC staff researches parentage documentation on a case-by-case basis. If research determines that the breeder registered the litter, of which the applicant dog is a member, AKC staff will contact the breeder and inquire about registration status and paperwork. But there was a reason for the sudden change in direction and that was the new Administrative Pedigree Research Program that was waiting in the wings. The author can not substantiate her reporting in this sentence since the Petland program was cancelled in 200,6 and the Administrative Research Registration Service program was launched two years later in 2008. (note from Pat – the Administrative Research Registration Program was developed after Petland was cancelled. I don’t think it was waiting in the wings, and I hope and would like to believe the staff is proceeding to verify as stated above. ) The rules states that AKC requires there be no break in lineage, however, an unsubstantiated report by an attendee at a recent Southwest Kennel Auction in Missouri states that . . . It’s disturbing to me that an “unsubstantiated report” by an unknown attendee made its way into this article. I have spoken with Diane. She understands why I am responding to her article, and what I am writing in this Letter to the Editor.. She agrees that an unsubstantiated report by an unknown attendee was not a valid reference. She plans to use me as one of her contacts for any other AKC related issues that come up or concerns or questions that she has re: AKC.

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GWPCA STAFF

GWPCA & Wire~News Staff

WireNews Editor - Ellen Herminghaus - wirenewseditor@gmail.com 6313 Saintsbury Ct. Oklahoma City, OK 73132 (405) 722-7043 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 WANTED Courtney Vogel Lori Sargent Diane Turner Greg Dubois Cathy Milachek Diane Turner 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@frontier.com rich.hirneisen@gmail.com courtneyvogel@hotmail.com birddog@windsweptwires.net DTurner596@aol.com grgdubois@comcast.net Ciaradoc@aol.com DTurner596@aol.com 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 Sue Mueller, W 12203 -

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Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, 13838 St. Highway 198, Conneautville, PA 16406 (814) 587-2365 13838@windstream.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 14

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GWP 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: 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: Charlie Kissinger Vice President: Jerry Krepak Treasurer: LuAnn Walsh Secretary: Kathy Tufano kjst13@verizon.net (609) 466-1278 520 Rt. #528, Blawenburg, NJ 08504-0296

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

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

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GWP Club of Wisconsin President: William Bastion Vice President: Vern Grimslid Treasurer: Carol Piette-Cagle Secretary: Carol Piette-Cagle 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: Jim Givens Vice President: Larry Murphy Treasurer: Carrie Proux Secretary: Jack Arnold 257 NW Outlook Vista Dr. Bend, OR 97701 (541) 771-9319 www.gwpcco.org

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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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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GWP 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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CLUB BUSINESS

President’s Message Time flies when you’re having fun, or so they say. I’m now at the end of seven years spent serving the GWPCA on the Board of Directors. I can say with authority that the time has, indeed, flown by. The club has processed a lot in these seven years. We’ve worked through a lengthy and turbulent standard review, added a CHIC program, improved our technology outreach, restarted our rescue program, upgraded the WireNews, added a breeder education component to the National events and focused our CHF donations. The Board has weathered significant turnover, both within its ranks and of major committee chairs. We’ve also overseen and in many cases worked hands-on in the implementation of a new, centralized system for organizing National events. I foresee quite a few opportunities and challenges for the club, the breed, and even the sport of purebred dogs on the horizon. I wish the new Board the very best of luck in meeting those. Two other Board members, whose memberships predate mine significantly, are also at the end of their terms. I believe they are due far more credit and reward than they will ever receive. My personal and heartfelt thanks go to Sue Mueller, the outgoing Treasurer, and Liz Dixon, the outgoing Midwest Director, for their years of dedication, commitment and selfless support of the breed and the club. These folks represent the very best of what volunteer organizations can be. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with them and learn from them. I also want to extend an enormous thank you to Ray Calkins, for agreeing to step up to the President’s role. His experience, knowledge and steadiness will be invaluable assets to the club over the next several years. Additional thanks to Michelle Boyd, Secretary, without whom I’d have left my head lying somewhere and could not have begun to do the job; as well as, Western Director Bob Perry and Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, who bring so much strength and history to the Board. During the four years I served as president, I spent anywhere from one to five hours a day, nearly every day, on some component of GWPCA business. I am thankful to, and honored by the club members, who supported me and offered me this opportunity. It was a tremendously valuable learning experience. It also offered a rare chance to pay back some of the debt I owe this sport and this breed. One last thank you, to Mark Sargent, past President, who encouraged me to take this job, and taught by example an extraordinary level of calm, practical leadership skills. I only wish I could have mastered them more fully. We are all given a daily gift of love from our fuzzy-faced friends. I believe we would be well-served to take that attitude and pay it forward to our fellow GWP fanciers, and, indeed, all of society. The world would surely be a better place if we could follow our dogs’ examples. Meanwhile, kiss your dogs on the nose. I’ll catch you on the flip side somewhere down the road.

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CLUB BUSINESS

INCOME 2010 Membership 2011 Membership AKC Delegates Fund Inc All Star Invitational Inc Breeder' List Canine Health Inc January 1, 2010 - nOVEMBER Interest Inc 11, 2010 Rescue Fund GWPCA By Sue Mueller, Treasurer, Wire News Inc INCOME 2010 Membership 2011 Membership AKC Delegates Fund Inc All Star Invitational Inc Breeder' List Canine Health Inc Interest Inc Rescue Fund Wire News Inc

$    29,491.96      14,403.94           390.00        1,350.00           100.00        1,095.00        1,048.85              31.67        3,390.00        7,682.50

EXPENSES Advertising AKC Delegate Exp AKC Delegates Fund Exp All Star Invitational Exp Bank Charge Canine Health Exp Donation Dues GWPCA Web Page Insurance Judge's Ed Exp Misc Professional Exp Rescue ROM Awards Secretary Expense Subscriptions Treasurer Misc Treasurer Postage Trophies

$    37,805.18          (664.02)          (800.00)       (1,495.82)          (789.90)            (30.68)       (1,048.85)          (300.00)            (20.00)          (198.00)       (1,376.00)          (347.87)               (6.18)          (750.00)          (267.36)            (47.72)       (1,170.00)            (65.00)            (36.90)          (393.72)          (270.00)

$    29,491.96      14,403.94           390.00        1,350.00           100.00        1,095.00        1,048.85              31.67        3,390.00        7,682.50

EXPENSES Advertising AKC Delegate Exp AKC Delegates Fund Exp All Star Invitational Exp Bank Charge Canine Health Exp Donation Dues GWPCA Web Page Insurance Judge's Ed Exp Misc Professional Exp Rescue ROM Awards Secretary Expense Subscriptions Treasurer Misc Treasurer Postage Trophies WireNews Exp Overall Total

$    37,805.18          (664.02)          (800.00)       (1,495.82)          (789.90)            (30.68)       (1,048.85)          (300.00)            (20.00)          (198.00)       (1,376.00)          (347.87)               (6.18)          (750.00)          (267.36)            (47.72)       (1,170.00)            (65.00)            (36.90)          (393.72)          (270.00)    (27,727.16) $     (8,313.22)

GWPCA Checking Balance Rescue Fund Balance

$      5,952.18 $    13,709.51

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Board Meeting Minutes Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On motion meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. Members present: Laura Reeves, Bob Perry, Liz Dixon, Sue Muller, Ray Calkins, Michelle Boyd. At 7:47 p.m. Diane Turner, Rescue Coordinator, addressed the board regarding the rescue fund and a paper she had presented to the board.  She discussed several ideas with the board and answered questions. On motion the board voted that the board of directors is very supportive of Diane Turner as rescue coordinator and they approve her recommendation for the club to take a supportive position by funding those regional and independent rescues already in place. Our website rescue page will feature dogs from the other rescues with links to each agency. We will encourage our membership to foster for these agencies. This is on ongoing conversation and the board will pursue future communication with the rescue coordinator. The board will ask Diane Turner to pursue ways to make this happen and review this again in 90 days. President’s Report:  Laura Reeves reported that Gun Dog Magazine wants suggestions for judge’s names for gun dog championshiops.  Laura will give information to Liz Dixon for FEAC to provide names. Treasurer’s Report:  Sue Mueller reported the following:   Checking Account $4,348.57; Money Market $12,270.57; Rescue Fund $12,116.87. Secretary’s Report:   No report. Committee Reports By-laws:    No report. CHIC:   Robin Nelson reported the following:  Not much to report other than we presently have 16 GWP’s with CHIC numbers. I am very pleased with 20

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our club members’ interest in health clearances and this program. I apologize for not being able to promote anything at this year’s Nationals, but will have a plan in place next year. GWPU:   Judy Cheshire reported the following:   JE planned for August at Judges Institute in western PA   SEAC Report:  Judges selection ballot in the Wire News - if a Wire Mail comes out before the Sept. 15 deadline, can a reminder to vote be included in it? FEAC Report:  No report. NEAC Report:  No report.   Old Business  2010 National:  Ray Calkins reported that they may change the running location for field trial to the other side of the road.  Ray will try to find out more and let us know. Proposal for breeder of the year award: No Report. Nominating Committee:   Michelle Boyd reported that she received nominations for Erika Brown as treasurer and William Bastian as mid-west coordinator.  On motion the board acknowledged the nominations from the floor and they will be added to the voting slate.  We will need to have an independent vote per our by-laws and will require the services of an independent counting service.   Biographies of each candidate will be included with voting ballot. Date for next month’s meeting: August 18, 2010 On motion the meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Boyd - GWPCA Secretary


CLUB BUSINESS

German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Board Meeting Minutes Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On motion meeting was called to order at 7:42 p.m. Members present:  Laura Reeves, Ray Calkins, Sue Mueller, Bob Perry, Liz Dixon. Approval of minutes from June and July meetings:    On motion the minutes were approved.   President’s Report:  Laura reported the following:  Futurity will now be handled by Laura Myles.   The position will be advertised in the WireNews.  Laura reported on the rescue situation regarding the North Dakota GWPs.  On motion  this issue will be tabled until all pending legal action is concluded.  Treasurer’s Report:    Sue Mueller reported the following:  Checking Account $3,985.67; Rescue Fund $12,141.87; Money Market  $12,274.13. Secretary’s Report:    We need a host for Meet the Breeds at Eukanuba.  Michelle Boyd will ask Nickol Litwin. Committee Reports By-laws:    No Report.    CHIC:  No Report.         GWPU:    Joy Brewster reported the following: I emailed Chris to see if he had any questions on where he was supposed to be when, and what he was supposed to do.  I have not heard back from him.  I did inform him that I would not be out there and that probably Laura Myles would be his contact, or whoever she appointed to be certain whatever he needed was provided.  I believe I copied Laura M. in that email.  Will followup with Chris now.  Judge’s Education:  Judy Cheshire reported the following:  There was a JE presentation at the DJAA institute in Pennsylvania in early August.  Although it went well, no one was able to bring any dogs for “hands on”.  Helen Witt will do an informal educational piece for her local judges association and I’m also planning a presentation at the Mason-Dixon Dog Judges group in late October.  They usually anticipate an attendance of 25-30 people. FEAC report:  Liz Dixon reported the following:  Things are going as planned. SEAC report:  Judy Cheshire reported the following: Is there anything that the Board would like the committee to particularly address?  What is the process for choosing the judges?  Written down and defined for ease of transition ever year?  On motion the board directed Laura Reeves to write to the SEAC regarding the voting process and questions regarding choosing judges. Not a committee, but I was asked to do the Merchandise for the 2010 Nationals.  The

merchandise we’ve decided on is on the website.  Because of the short time frame to take pre-orders, it will be difficult to anticipate what garments, sizes and colors will be needed.  Rather than order what we can’t sell and lose money for the club, the order will be on the skimpy side, hoping to at least sell what we buy.  If all of you (particularly those from the West) will spread the word and have people e-mail me with what they might want, I’ll be able to make a more “user friendly” order.  Also, on rosettes for the Nationals - Show Futurity, Field Futurity, Field Trial (both championships, Puppy and Derby classics), Hunt Test and Invitational ribbons have been ordered. NEAC Report:  No Report. Old Business  501  C 3:    No Report. 2010 National:   Ray Calkins reported the following.  The field trial courses have been switched but Ray has ridden the courses and feels they will be good.  The caterer we were supposed to have wants $9,000.00 to cater for the field trial.  Ray has a person that may be able to do breakfasts.  Carolyn Griffith’s husband might be able to host Purina dinner.  Ray will contact Gary Wickwire regarding this. Proposal for breeder of the year award:  Still waiting to hear from Nickol Litwin. Nominating Committee:  Laura Reeves has quite a few names of people who handle club elections.  Laura Reeves will work on contacting a person who can handle the election. New  Business Proposal to hold 2012  National:  The  California club is interested in hosting the National and presented a proposal to the Board.  The Seattle Tacoma GWP Club would like to be considered as an “Alternate” if the California club is unable to host the event.    After discussion regarding the proposal, with input from the Board, Laura Reeves will contact the California club and ask for detailed specifics regarding their proposal to host the 2012 National. Date for next month’s meeting: September 15, 2010 On motion the meeting adjourned at 9:29 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

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WELCOME

New Members Brian Hartmann 808 Long Lane Drive Farmerville, LA 71241 (318) 680-1437 brian@hartmannskennels.45

Mary Ransom & William Brown 18387 Fryrear Ranch Rd Bend, OR 97701 (591) 312-8792 maryransombrown@msn.com

Steve & Lisa Kreuser 81 Wauregan Rd Canterbury, CT 06331 (860) 546-9978 the_kreusers@yahoo.com

Charles Taylor PO Box 370 New Berlin, NY 13411 (607) 847-6448 frchuck.tefront@net.net

Staci Sullivan 14450 Penny Dr Plattsmouth, NE 68048 (402) 560-1649 ksullivan@windstream.net

Frederice Nardi 27787 Round Pole Bridge Rd Milton, DE 19968 (302) 684-0682

MISSING! “It’s a part of GWPCA history and its missing!” Those are the words of Carol Cagle, of Pryor, OK regarding “The Ugly Duck Print”. And what exactly is The Ugly Duck Print? According to Bernee Brawn, “It all started in Nebraska at the 1992 Nationals. They were trying to auction off this really boring print that had ducks in it. No one was really bidding on it but finally I got into a bidding war with Ray Calkins for it. My goal was to bid it up as high as I could and then walk away, virtually sticking Ray with the ugly print, yet raising a nice sum of money for the club.” “But Ray had the same idea, and I ended up winning the dang thing for a couple hundred bucks! I didn’t even take it home, I donated it right back to the club, and in the end, to rescue. From that time on, each year we would auction the print off and

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the winner would put their name, year and amount bid on the back, and the following year they had to return it to be auctioned off again.” “I really cannot remember when or where I saw it last, but someone out there has it. The back of it does hold a lot of history.” During the years the print was auctioned, the money was donated to the GWPCA Rescue Fund. After checking with several members, the last time anyone can remember seeing the print was at one of the Nationals sometime between 2005 and 2008. The loss of the print is no doubt simply an oversight by the most recent bidder, but Rescue would like to have it returned so that the tradition may continue. If anyone knows the whereabouts of The Ugly Duck Print, please notify GWPCA Rescue Coordinator Diane Turner at dturner596@aol.com or 520-822-9375.


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GWPCA 2010 Rescue Award Winners The German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America announced the 2010 Rescue Award Winners at the club’s annual awards banquet held on the evening of October 2nd in Richland, WA. Each year the awards ceremony is held in conjunction with the National Specialty Show and Field Trial, a ten-day event showcasing the top-winning dogs in both the show ring and the field.

2010 GWPCA Member Rescue Award Winner: Dr. Cindy Heiller, Santa Rosa, CA.

Nearly twenty years ago, a man with a young dog walked into Cindy Heiller’s veterinary clinic. The dog needed treatment, but the owner refused to consider the expense and requested that the dog be put down. Seeing that it was young purebred dog, Dr.Heiller asked if the owner would consider allowing her to adopt the dog and treat him. The arrangement was agreed upon and that began Cindy’s love affair with German Wirehaired Pointers. Cindy became involved with the GWPCA and during the past years has bred some outstanding show and field dogs, but her heart has never wavered far from her first rescue. In the past ten years, “Dr. Cindy” as she is known to many, has provided her time, her knowledge, her facilities, her personal finances and her love to hundreds of GWPs in need. The members and guests attending the GWPCA Awards banquet gave Dr. Heiller a standing ovation when the award was announced.

2010 Rescue Organization Award Winner: Flathead County Animal Shelter, Kalispell, MT

The Flathead County facility received recognition for their work with Otto, a German Wirehaired Pointer. This past June, Otto was found wandering in Flathead County and was picked up by one of the agency’s animal control officers. According to Cliff Bennett, director of the shelter, “The dog arrived thin, dirty and un-kept, but most concerning was his eyes.” Bennett immediately requested that the shelter’s veterinarian evaluate the dog’s eyes. It was quickly determined that the young GWP was suffering an extremely painful eye disease and was immediately scheduled for eye surgery. “Following the operation,” said Bennett, “Otto, became an entirely new dog - engaging, eager, mischievous and loving. But though we followed the shelter’s usual adoption protocol, Otto was not receiving the attention of adopters.” That’s when Bennett contacted the GWPCA National Rescue. Otto’s photos and information were placed on the GWPCA National Rescue website and within a short time Bennett received a phone call from a family in Missoula. The next day when the shelter opened Otto’s new family was waiting. Bennett now visits Otto and his new family each time he travels to Missoula. The Flathead County Animal Shelter received the award for their exceptional care of Otto. According to Diane Turner, GWPCA National Rescue Coordinator, who works with shelters and animal control facilities throughout the country, “It’s unusual for such a small county-run shelter to go to such lengths to care for a GWP. There are many larger facilities with much bigger budgets that would not have taken the time or the resources to perform the surgery for Otto. Instead, in many facilities he would have been immediately put down. The care and concern of the Flathead County Animal Shelter made the difference for Otto.”

2010 Citizen’s Rescue Award Winner: Mary Forsythe, Woodlawn, TN

Mary Forsythe, a volunteer at the Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Facility, received recognition for her work with Alex, a German Wirehaired Pointer. This past June, Forsythe arrived at the shelter where she photographs dogs and cats for the website. According to Forsythe, she couldn’t help but notice a rather large purebred dog. “Alex was gentle and calm and just wanted to be close to me, as if asking to be given a chance.” Due to the overcrowding at the facility, Forsythe knew that Alex’ time was growing short and upon returning home she quickly went to her computer and immediately began researching different breeds until she discovered that Alex was a GWP. She immediately contacted GWPCA Rescue but there were no local foster families to take Alex, so with the help of Montgomery County Animal Control Officer Candi Mullins, Forsythe put a plan into action. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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CLUB BUSINESS Though she could not have another dog of her own, Forsythe and her husband, Robert, adopted Alex. They took Alex to a local veterinary clinic to have him checked for heartworm, to have his inoculations given and to have him neutered. During the surgery, the vet discovered a 22 caliber bullet in Alex’s abdomen. The vet determined that at some prior time, the dog had been shot as he was lying down.“The poor guy must have suffered so much, but amazingly he still remained a happy, good-natured boy,” explained Forsythe. Alex was boarded at the vet’s office where Forsythe visited him each day and took him on outings. A permanent home was finally found and Alex now lives with a high-school teacher in Clarksville, TN. The Forsythes and the new owner have become friends. GWPCA Rescue has a reimbursement program, but Forsythe refused any compensation for Alex’s care. “That money can be spent for another dog in need,” she said. Forsythe received the award for her quick response that saved Alex from being euthanized and her dedication that helped him return to health and find a permanent home.

2010 Citizen’s Rescue Award Winner: USAF Lt. Col. (Retired) Nate Reynard, Mesa, AZ

Lt. Col. Nate Reynard received recognition for his dedication to a neglected neighborhood dog, Clint, a German Wirehaired Pointer. Five years ago, a neighbor of Reynard acquired the young dog. Shortly after, the elder fighter-pilot heard the dog whimpering and went to investigate. It was mid-summer in Phoenix and the dog was locked in a small kennel without water or shade. Over the months, Reynard tried to educate the owner on the proper care of the dog and when his attempts failed, the older man asked if he could take Clint to his yard each day. Frequently, the owner and Reynard clashed over the dog, and even on one occasion the police were called. The owner refused to care for Clint yet refused to give the dog away. Due to the over-crowding at local animal facilities Reynard and his other neighbors feared that if they called authorities Clint would be taken and put down. So Reynard continued to care for the dog during the day and then return Clint to his kennel at night. Reynard provided covering for the kennel, a dog house, food and vet care. When Clint’s owners moved, Reynard drove though the Phoenix traffic each morning to pick Clint up and then faced rush-hour in the evening to return the dog. In February 2010, Clint’s owner decided to have Clint euthanized. Reynard pleaded for time to find another home for the dog. Frantically he called rescue organization after rescue organization until he was directed to GWPCA National Rescue. Within a week, Clint was transferred to a GWPCA foster family. Shortly afterward Clint was adopted by a Tucson family through the Foundation for Animals In Risk (FAIR) a Tucsonbased rescue organization. According to Diane Turner, GWPCA National Rescue Coordinator, “Nate never missed a day in the five years he cared for Clint. No matter the weather or how Nate was feeling, Clint came first. It was such incredible dedication to Clint that earned Reynard the award.”

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Congratulations to all of the 2010 GWPCA Rescue Award winners!


AKC NEWS

The September Delegate’s Report By Pat Laurans The September Delegates meeting was held September 13 and 14 in Newark, New Jersey. On the first day I chaired the Parent Club Committee meeting, participated in the Parent Club Conference Evaluation session, attended the Delegates’ Caucus and participated in the Coordinating Committee Meeting. The next day began with the Forum where we were treated to an outstanding presentation entitled “Responsible Pet Ownership - The Calgary Model of Animal Control” by that city’s Director of Animal and Bylaw Services, Bill Bruce. Their mission is “To encourage a safe, healthy vibrant community of people and pets through the development, education and compliance of bylaws that reflect community values” For more information on this amazing program, visit their website: www.calgary.ca/ animalservices. Copies of this outstanding presentation may be obtained by contacting Bill Bruce, Director Animal & Bylaw Services, at: bill.bruce@calvary.ca. This informative power point would make a great meeting program, and is also perfect for municipalities looking to improve their animal services. At the formal meeting, the proposal to eliminate term limits for the Board of Directors was defeated. The Breeder of Merit Program was presented (see description of it in this Wire News), and it was announced that the AKC Humane Fund is contributing and initiating a drive to persuade conservation authorities not to plant ground cover which contains seeds with dangerous elements which may be inhaled or ingested by hunting dogs. The Canine Health Foundation has also approved a grant to study the health issues connected with the “mean seed” problem. Other presentations dealt with initiatives which AKC has fostered to truly make them the “dog’s champion”, the importance of breeders registering their entire litters as a contribution to making AKC more profitable, so that it can continue to offer the programs we all enjoy. There also was a presentation on AKC/CAR- how they are working with the American Animal Hospital Association to deliver universal scanners to shelters and veterinary hospitals. They also talked about the free-ofcharge microchip clinics they provide to clubs that request them. During this meeting the elections for the 9 Delegate Committees were held. Following the meeting the Committees met to reorganize. Once again I was (unanimously) elected to chair the Parent Club Committee for the next year. Hope needs a nap after Nationals! Photo from Diane Marsh

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Breeder of Merit Program By Patricia W. Laurans, Delegate for the GWPCA The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announces the Breeder of Merit program, a new initiative designed to recognize AKC’s core breeders. “The Breeder of Merit program allows the American Kennel Club to celebrate our dedicated, passionate breeders who truly are the backbone of the sport and the foundation of our organization,” said AKC’s Chief Operating Officer John Lyons. “Our Breeders of Merit are committed to both improving their breed through health testing and selective breeding programs, and proving their breed through achievements in the show ring.  They are special and will be emulated by new breeders entering the sport.  Being a successful breeder in the Fancy does not come easy.  Years of hard work, vision, and a willingness to do the right thing are required to be successful.  Our Breeders of Merit have these qualities and deserve to be recognized.” To achieve the Breeder of Merit designation, breeders should: • Certify that applicable health screens are performed on the sire and dam as recommended by the Parent Club. • Hold membership in an AKC club. • Have a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events. • Earn Conformation, Companion and/or Performance titles on at least 4 dogs they have bred/cobred. • Demonstrate their commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies they produce are AKC registered. As part of the Breeder of Merit program, breeders will receive: • Complimentary access to $20.00 value per month for free online reports in the AKC online store. • Access to the AKC Direct toll free number. • Online Record support to ensure that their records are accurate, complete and easily accessible. • A frameable certificate of distinction. • Free Online Breeder Classified listings along with a special Breeder of Merit designation. • Acknowledgement on a special page of the AKC website and in the AKC Gazette. • Free or discounted fees on all secondary transactions such as duplicate registration applications, and revoke limited status applications, etc. • Breeder of Merit web banner for display on their website. • Breeder of Merit lapel pin. • Breeder of Merit designation and gold border on registration applications and certificates for dogs bred by the Breeder of Merit. There are many easy registration options available to the Breeder of Merit, including Full Litter, Full Litter Offspring, Full Litter PLUS and Full Litter Offspring PLUS. Learn more at http://www.akc.org/sixeasyways/. To learn more or apply for the Breeder of Merit program, visit http://www.akc.org/breederofmerit or contact Tina Yuhl at 919816-3932 or txy@akc.org. 26

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PERFORMANCE EVENTS DEPARTMENT Changes to Pointing Breed Hunting Test Regulations (August 2010) The AKC Board recently approved two changes to the Pointing Breed Hunting Test Regulations. The first change is that gallery wagons are now allowed. A gallery wagon is used to carry spectators out on course to better view the action. Where gallery wagons are allowed by the land owner, they can serve to make an event more interesting for spectators. The new Regulation,which is effective immediately, will read: A gallery wagon to allow spectators a better view of the action is allowed if it permitted by the land owner/ managing agency. A gallery wagon may be a motorized vehicle used to haul spectators or a wagon pulled by a vehicle. The gallery wagon must be approved by the event committee. It must be handled in a manner that will not interfere with the working dogs, judges or gunners. A gallery wagon is not allowed in a bird field. The second change is that Spinones must pass an AKC water test in order to earn a Senior Hunter or Master Hunter title. This is the same requirement as currently applies to German Wirehaired Pointers. This change becomes effective January 1, 2011. In addition it should be noted that the Garmin DC 40 Tracking Collar – Astro 220 Receiver has been approved for use in AKC pointing breed field trials and hunting tests. Complete rules pertaining to the use of tracking devices may be found at www.akc.org/trackingdevices/

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AFTERHOURS SOUTHPAW BAD I AM ADPG AFTERHOURS STEP RIGHT UP JAY-MAR'S OVER THE LIMITJH JAY-MAR'S THANK GOD FOR CREDIT CARDS DARNELLE'S MAKIN' A POINT, JH, CH INVERNESS PRISCILLA PARADOX SGR LADY MADONNASH AFTERHOURS WISH ME LUCK CANDYVIEW'S HAULIN' AFTERHOURS CUTE AS A BUTTON, JH, CGC, CH GEFHARTE'S ADPG PAYTON PLACE, CH AIM N HI SCOTIAN ALL THE RIGHT MOVES AFTERHOUR'S ANNIE OAKLEY OF REECE AFTERHOUR'S PIECE OF REECE INVERNESS THE MIGHTY QUINN SIR BOGEY OF THUNDER AND SOPHIE DRAKKARS' RLB'S VINTAGE CABERNET DRAKKAR'S RLB'S SECORA DRAKKAR'S RLB'S EASY ON THE EYES AT JAY-MAR'S MOUNTAIN VIEW NATIONAL ANTHEM

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Central Washington Provides Beautiful Backdrop for 2010 GWPCA National Events By Laura Reeves Gorgeous weather. Stunning views. Spectacular sights. Add great dogs, old friends and new, the spice of competition and you have the makings of outstanding National events. We were truly fortunate, as Columbia Park and Anderson Ranch were blessed with sunshine, moderate temperatures and no rain. The wind kicked up a few times, including sending an attack tent-canopy hurtling toward the parked cars at the field-trial grounds. Fortunately, no people or vehicles were injured in the assault. The perpetrator was captured and rendered harmless by valiant volunteers. The staff of the Red Lion Hotel was patient, helpful and professional. The hotel set-up was ideal, with rooms facing a grassy courtyard area, a hospitality room, lovely banquet facilities, excellent food and all located directly adjacent to the Columbia River and its pedestrian pathway. Every major event presents challenge,s and this one was no exception. Fortunately, the GWPCA volunteers on hand were experienced, proactive, flexible and efficient problem-solvers. A resounding thank you is due Laura Myles. She worked and worried, and worked some more to make this event the success it was.

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Throughout the show events, Paul and Kathy Wymer smoothed every rough edge – they quietly and thoughtfully worked behind the scenes to provide a fun experience for everyone in attendance. Kathy even managed to find time to make me a bulls-eye for the balloon toss, perfectly constructed out of red and white paper!! Too cool for words. At the field events, Gary Wickwire worked himself into the ground to make sure everything ran smoothly. And behind the scenes, but always taking care of all the little things that make a big difference, was Mary Hanson. Our National events are testaments to a lot of people lending helping hands. Sometimes, it’s one small thing, or many small things, or a couple of huge things. The people who can be counted on to step up to the plate any time they are asked are enormously appreciated. I know many are noted elsewhere in the newsletter, but a few require my personal thanks. Kelly Wisch, who stuck around to help with the balloon toss when everyone else ran out of steam, who sold raffle tickets and hawked auction items, whose unfailing cheerfulness is a balm to the spirit. Betsy Watkins and Anne Kostishak and Diane Marsh, whose devotion to the creation of raffle and silent auction baskets helped balance the budget – I daresay they could solve the Nation’s economic woes if they were The list of every person who did something to help – for an hour, a day or non-stop for 10 days running – would run several pages. To each and every one of you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I am proud that we have a Club whose members can and do work together toward a common goal. See you all next year in Michigan – Great Lakes, Great Dogs!!!


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Regular Classes Best of Breed – CH Aspendel Pale Rider JH: Betsy Watkins, Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro Best of Opposite Sex – CH Reece Afterhours the Buck Stops Here JH: Michael & Angie Johnson & Christine Whitmore Best of Winners – Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud JH: Kristin Wehking, Courtney Vogel & William Bastian Award of Merit – CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel: Christine Whitmore & Angie Johnson Award of Merit – CH Scotian Xtra Time: Cynthia Heiller, DVM Select – CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel: Christine Whitmore & Angie Johnson Select – CH Afterhours Cute as a Button: Alexis & Allison Chism & Christi Chism Winners Dog – Afterhours Piece of Reece: Linda Medlock, Beth Carter, & Christi Chism Winners Bitch – Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud JH: Kristin Wehking, Courtney Vogel & William Bastian Reserve Winners Dog – Von Duffin’s the Mighty Quinn: Terry and Ann Duffin Reserve Winners Bitch – Cedarbrook’s KS Tzarr Hearts on Fire: Betty Stroh & Kosta Sunda Best Veteran Dog – CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ: Stephanie Rainwater & Laura Reeves Best Veteran Bitch – CH Scotian Xtra Time: Cynthia Heiller, DVM

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Regional Specialty Show – 10/2/2010 Sweepstakes Best of Futurity – Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud JH: Kristin Wehking, Courtney Vogel & William Bastian Best of Opposite – Cynisters Cosmic Chaos: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell Best Veteran – CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ: Stephanie Rainwater & Laura Reeves Best Opposite Veteran – CH Scotian Xtra Time: Cynthia Heiller, DVM

Regular Classes Best of Breed – CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel: Christine Whitmore & Angie Johnson Best of Opposite – CH Aspendel Pale Rider JH: Betsy Watkins, Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro Award of Merit – CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ: Stephanie Rainwater & Laura Reeves Award of Merit – Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud JH: Kristin Wehking, Courtney Vogel & William Bastian Select – CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ: Stephanie Rainwater & Laura Reeves Select – Claddagh’s Hotcakes at Sangrud JH: Kristin Wehking, Courtney Vogel & William Bastian Best of Winners – Surefire’s Thorny Little Secret JH: Joan & Andy Payton Winners Dog – Windmill Wireworks Chance of Rain: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry Winners Bitch – Surefire’s Thorny Little Secret JH: Joan & Andy Payton Reserve Winners Dog – Cynisters Cosmic Chaos: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell Reserve Winners Bitch – Cedarbrook’s KS Tzarr Hearts on Fire: Betty Stroh & Kosta Sunda Best Veteran Dog – CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ: Stephanie Rainwater & Laura Reeves Best Veteran Bitch – CH Scotian Xtra Time: Cynthia Heiller, DVM

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German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Richland Kennel Club Show – 10/3/2010 Regular Classes Best of Breed – CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ: Stephanie Rainwater & Laura Reeves Best of Opposite – CH Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie: Cynthia Heiller & Kathy Boyd Select – GCH K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp: Kosta Sunda & Betty Stroh Select – CH RLB’s Flirting with Fame: Diane & Francis Marsh & Cynthia Heiller Best of Winners – Heywire N Justa’s Look Who’s Talkin: Bernee Brawn Winners Dog – Heywire N Justa’s Look Who’s Talkin: Bernee Brawn Winners Bitch – Inverness Obsession: Laura Myles Reserve Winners Dog – Backwoods DK Fyrst: Liz Barrett Dixon Reserve Winners Bitch – Wireworks Tea Party for Two: Angela Milowski

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It was a small (but elite!) group that gathered for Obedience and Rally at the 2010 Nationals. Blame it on the economy, but despite the opportunity for four days of Obedience and Rally, the entry was down from the prior year. However, we had great weather, a schedule that did not conflict with any other activities and plenty of room for spectators. There seemed to be more spectators than contestants. The spectators were a godsend as both days they pitched in and assisted the ring stewards in setting up the rally course, setting up and moving jumps, etc. I probably will forget someone and won’t attempt last names, but I would like to acknowledge everyone’s help particularly Danny, Randy and Mike. Much thanks to these gentlemen and everyone else who pitched in and helped! GWP-U and Sea-Tac Prior to the start of the Rally and Obedience events, Judge Chris Cornell gave us all a few words of advice. Among these were to dress comfortably and presentably, and advise the judge of any ring conflicts ahead of time. In Rally, if you are not sure of a station or don’t know whether to pause or not during a station’s exercises, please ask the judge. He also encouraged all of the competitors to ask the judge (nicely) if they don’t understand why their performance was scored the way it was. He also clarified that excusal from the ring is for that moment in time while disqualification means the dog has done something serious and, at a minimum, can’t show any more that day. Mr. Cornell spoke for about 45 minutes on these and other items including common faults he sees in the ring. For both obedience and rally competitors, it was time well spent to hear his perspective. In Rally there were five entries in four classes as the Rally Advanced A dog was absent. All the dogs did very well, and every dog qualified that showed in Rally on Thursday. In Rally Novice B, Betsy Watkins and Roy took first place with a 92 followed by Cindy Heiller and Timex in second place with a 90. Tammy Aylward and Willis did

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double duty showing in both Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent B. In Rally Advanced B, they scored a very respectable 91 and, of course, took the class. In Rally Excellent B, they took second place with a 90. Kay Braddock and Belle (who also did double duty showing in both Rally and Obedience) won the class with a score of 94. Obedience on Thursday provided more drama than Rally - starting with the Utility B class. Most of the advance obedience dogs were from parts of the country where obedience trials are indoors. The fact that the trial was outside and the grass in the Pacific Northwest has a different texture than the grass in the Midwest and Southwest unsettled some of the dogs. As a result, neither of the Utility B dogs qualified. Out of the four Open B entries, only Kay Braddock’s Hank managed a qualifying score. Tammy and Willis actually did triple duty, showing in Open A. They failed to qualify, but Open A is a tough class where only 25% to 30% of the dogs qualify on a good day. Kay showed Belle in the Novice B class and got a qualifying score of 192.5. That was Belle’s third CD leg so she finished her title and got High in Trial as well. What a nice way to finish!


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second. The other two dogs, Kay’s Hank and Sandy William’s Mark failed to qualify, but both dogs did a nice job. Tammy and Willis also did a nice job in Open A, but again failed to qualify. As I said, Open A is tough class for dogs. Kay and Belle picked up their “insurance” leg for the CD by scoring 189 on Friday. This was not as stellar a performance as the previous day, but still good. As a result, Kay and Jet took High in Trial, while Carol and Gracie walked away with the High Combined honors. Our dogs also competed well in the all-breed events the remainder of the weekend. Carol and Gracie qualified in Open B with a nice score, but not high enough to get into the ribbons. Kay and Jet placed fourth in this class, while Kay and Belle placed second in Novice B. Cindy Heiller was the only rally competitor to show on Saturday. According to Cindy, she and Timex got lost on the course! Good sport that she is, Cindy said better the rally course than getting lost in the field while on a horse! They did better on Sunday and got a qualify score in the Rally Novice B class. Carol was the only obedience competitor to show on Sunday, getting a 191 in the Open B class. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Michigan in 2011!

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You must have been a beautiful baby..... CH. Claddagh’s HotCakes at Sangrud JH, NA 1 following in the footsteps of her National winning sire and dam Sire: CH Darnelle’s ‘Party On’ JH Dam: CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH

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First Place and High in Trial JED’S SF BLUE BELLE JH - Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock

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First Place INVERNESS HAMMERIN HANK CDX - Owner: Kay Braddock & Laura Myles

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First Place CH ASPENDEL WINDMILL J ROY BEAN CD - Owner: Betsy Watkins & R Perry & S Ferraro Second Place CH SCOTIAN XTRA TIME - Owner: Cynthia Heiller, DVM

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First Place and High in Trial JED’S SF BLUE BELLE JH Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock

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Laura Myles, Ann Kostishak, Kay Braddock & Jed’s Blue Belle with Judge Allan Immerman

First Place and High in Trial JED’S BLUE ANGEL UD – Owner: Kay Braddock Second Place and High Combined PRYOR CREEK’S GRACIE MAE MH UD TD NA NAJ VCD1 RAE – Owner: Carol & Tommy Cagle

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First Place SURE SHOT’S PRETTY SUMMER ENDLESS PLAY JH – Owner: Hilde Stapgens Second Place CH ASPENDEL WINDMILL J ROY BEAN CD - Owner: Betsy Watkins & R Perry & S Ferraro Third Place CH SCOTIAN XTRA TIME Owner: Cynthia Heiller, DVM

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NATIONAL THANK YOU! On a beautiful sunny day in October, overlooking the Yakima River drainage we held our GWP National Hunt Test. All involved were excited to be there and share the time together with each other and their dogs, in the hopes of finishing or getting a passing score. After the hunt test was completed and we had the chance to fill ourselves with a wonderful lunch, several of the participants and their supporters loaded up in numerous vehicles and drove the 15 miles to a quiet stretch of the Yakima River. There we were treated to the always unpredictable water test. Yes, this year was no different than in years past. With the encouragement of the supportive crowd all of the contestants made the retrieve and passed. I would like to say thank you to all of the committee members: Lori Sargent, Laura Reeves, Carrie Proulx, Joan Payton and Terry Duffin. Lori was the secretary, and as usual, the secretary does all of the paper work. A very big thank you goes out to Lori. A special thank you also goes out to our judges; Laura Myles and Heinz Ahlman. Both of them spent time in the saddle and then in the pickup getting to the water test. They made the day light-hearted, which took a lot of pressure off the handlers. I’m sure the dogs noticed, too. Thank you all and I look forward to next year. Happy hunting season, Joe Proulx The photos below were taken by Lynn Calkins, except for the bottom center photo from Diane Marsh.

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The 2010 National events brought the GWPCA along with husband Ray, has bred many dual chamAll-Star Invitational to the high desert of eastern pions, which include NFC/NAFC/DC Cascade Rogue Washington State. In order to accommodate both MH and NFC/NAFC/DC Cascade Ike MH to just show and field enthusiasts, this year’s celebration of name a few; Danielle Gerbert, who under the ADPG the dual purpose Wirehair was held on the field trial prefix has bred multiple champions, including two grounds at Anderson Ranch, a site that’s seen many champion Master Hunters. Danielle won the Allchampionship events. Field trial grounds often have Star last year with her homebred dog, Ch. ADPG the different amenities Patriot MH; and than what we’re used Karen Niffeneger, to seeing at shows. who under the Anderson Ranch is Foxglove banner has spectacular with wide bred German Shortopen spaces, scattered haired Pointers for sage brush, mountains more than 20 years. and ravines as far as Karen has had the eye can stretch. success in the conAlthough we had a formation ring with tent that was perfect her dogs and since for socializing and partnering with hospitality, the Naher husband, Brian tional Championships Hill, they have also are truly an outdoor finished eleven Field event -and so was the Champions/Amateur All-Star Invitational. Field Champions, It had a great western many who have been All Star Winner Ch Timo II V. Bockenhagen at Kimmax flavor, and all the parnationally ranked. We handled by William Bastian ticipants dressed for the were very fortunate to occasion. The event this have a panel of such year was small, but it was chock full of great dogs, all knowledgeable dog breeders and trainers as judges of which were entered in the show or field portions of this year. the Nationals, or both. Seeing each and every one of And, the winner of the 2010 GWPCA All-Star the entries was an exciting experience. It gave those Invitational was UK/Irish/American/International at ringside the opportunity to see several National Ch. Timo II V. Bockenhagen at Kimmax, NAVHDA Field Champions/National Amateur Field Champions UT Prize 1 , a German import owned by Peter and and multiple dogs bred in other countries. A unique Maxine McCullough and Courtney Vogel-Bastian and way for fanciers to expand their horizons and educate William Bastian, handled by Bill. Congratulations to themselves regarding versatile breeding programs. the winner and thank you to all who participated - we Our judges this year were Lynn Calkins, who look forward to next year’s All-Star Invitational! ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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2010 National Field Events By Ray Calkins

The 2010 GWPCA National Field Trial was held outside Sunnyside, WA on the Anderson Ranch. The ranch is located in the Rattlesnake Mountains and is typical high desert terrain. The 45 minute course is big country with plenty of room for a bold dog to explore. The course cast off to the south of camp on a large open flat, then dropped gradually to the right to a large canyon. A ridge continued south and provided multiple sage objectives and will be known as the “left arm”. A small gully divided the CRP and met the canyon. Once the canyon was traversed, the course travelled north through rolling CRP with the canyon on the right and sage covered hills on the left that were blocked to riders by a fence. At the head of the canyon after the 20-25 minute mark, the course opened to rolling terrain the gradually increased in altitude. Multiple sage objectives provided good chukar cover. The 45 minute course ended above camp to the north.

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Cascade Ruah “Ru” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Brillows Wild West Naiche “Naiche” O: Staci Sullivan H: Jim West

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Rant and Rave About Me “Raven” O: John Sodoro H: Jim West Sure Shot’s Double Dare “Dede” O/H: Penny Ljungren

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2010 GWPCA Derby Classic Judges: Dick Minolli & John Sullivan Brace 1: The Shocker “Biggee” O: Greg & Liz Dixon H: Liz Dixon Brillows Wild West Ponder Rosa “Fuzzy” O: John Sodoro H: Jim West Both dogs opened with big moves to the front and took the left arm as we turned to the right, working the cover before coming forward. The crossed the canyon and checked the CRP on the left edge. Biggie went through the fence and had a nice find at 20 min in the sage. At 28 min Fuzzy carded a nice find in the sage on the upper flat. A nice start to the 2010 Nationals. Brace 2: Idawire n Cynisters Graveyard Shift “Shifter” O: C. Magoon & J. Quesnell H: Don Magoon Hellbenders Monster Mash “Jackie” O: Bernee Brawn H: Jim West Both dogs worked the course well but ended birdless. Brace 3: Cadenberg Enzo v Sep “Eli” O: Gary and Theresa Bonini H: Gary Bonini Sure Shot’s Double Dare “DeeDee” O/H: Penny Ljungren The two young dogs started slow and Eli was gathered up by his handler at the 8 minute mark. DeeDee worked the course well in a forward pattern but finished without bird contact. Brace 4: Jay-Mars Walk the Line “Cash” O: Mike Braddock & Nickol Litwin H: Mike Braddock Jay-Mars How Do You Like Me Now, JH “Greivous” O: N. Litwin/Patti Hieber H: Jim West Cash and Greivous opened wide and reached for the left arm, then moved across the canyon. Cash had a nice chukar find at 15 min in the sage to the left of the water tank. He continued to utilize the wind in the CRP and finished with a second find at 27min. Greivous carded a find at 10 min at the junction of the draw and the canyon. Brace 5: Cascade Tina “Tina” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Brillow’s Wild West Geronimo “Chief” O: Rhonda Haukoos H: Jim West Both dogs opened with big moves across the flat and out the left arm. Tina worked through the far sage then disappeared over the top. She returned and on her way to the front, she pointed about 200 yards above her handler. Ray was able to ride to her to flush the chukar and Tina made a nice 100 yd retrieve. Chief was called on point far above the canyon then disappeared for the rest of the brace. Tina worked the wind across the area after the water and had a second fins in the sage on the right side of the upper canyon at 27 min and finished strongly. Brace 6: Cascade Ruah “Ru” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Wisner’s Zippin Amos Long Beard “LB” O: Mike Wisener H: Justin Wiseman LB did not have much time to acclimatize to the area but ran a nice gun dog race and ended without birdwork. Ru opened bigger and moved out the left arm and was rewarded with a nice find at 6 min. He then crossed the canyon and carded a second find in the sage to the left of the water tank at 1- min. Both birds were flushed by the handler. He took the upper fence line and had another find at 20 min and was again on point near the fence at the top of the canyon. He ended with a big move climbing the canyon wall on the right and moving along the rim. Brace 7: Zip’s Sonic Boom “Boomer” O: Logan Cummens H: Justin Wiseman Jay-Mar’s Ready to Run, JH “Dixie” O: Nikol Litwin/Pattie Hieber H: Jim West Both dogs made strong moves out the left arm and were seen under a bird. Brace 8:

Justa Gotta Keep the Faith “Faith” O: Cynthia Heiller H: Gary Bonini The Natural “Lee” O: Red Brannon/Greg Dixon H: Liz Dixon Both dogs opened toward to the left arm with Lee producing a chukar at 8 min. Faith shortened as we moved across the canyon and Lee ran the left edge. A chukar was flushed by the gallery and both handlers fired. Lee disappeared above the fence and was spotted working the sage high on the left. She was difficult to bring to the front but eventually moved forward and ended strong.

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Brace 1: DC Cascade Tumalo Tess “Tess” O: John & Sandy Williams H: John Williams DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector “Sep” O/H: Gary Bonini Tess took the course to the end of the left arm, dropped through the valley and out into the sage on point. At 20 she posted a stylish silhouetted find above the fenced area at the top of the hill and was again standing at 30 min high above the west edge at the sage. With a final find at 35 just before the road, Tess finished her 45 strongly to the front. Sep had finds at 3, 9 and 12 min and was picked up for stealing point at 35 min. Brace 2: NAFC/DC/AFC Griffith’s Willy Be Mine? “Willy” O: Doug & Carolyn Griffith H: C. Griffith Ch Wireswest Mardi Gras “Stoli” O/H: Meg Eden Both dogs moved strongly to the front along the left arm with Stoli on point and Willy honoring. Stoli was again pointing at 9 min where the draw meets the canyon and both dogs continued a fast forward race hitting the sage objectives on the left side hills. Stoli carded another find high in the sage as the course turned to the north and Willy pinned a chukar at 35 min. Stoli failed to honor and was ordered up. Willy was again standing at 42 min in sage above camp and finished strongly to the front. Brace 3: NFC/FC Brillows Wild West Show “Miss Kitty” O: Rhonda Haukoos H: Bernee Brawn NFC/3xNAFC/DC/AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin “Blitz O: J. & Sandi Williams H: John Blitz had a point in the flats on the left at 3 min and Miss Kitty was standing in the center area of the left arm. At 7 min Blitz had a covey find on the back side of the left ridge. He crossed the canyon with John but disappeared in the sage to the left. Miss Kitty finished a nice shooting dog race. Brace 4: Sure Shot’s Pretty Please “Anabell” O: John & Serena Sorenson H: John Sorenson Cascade Honest Abe “Abe” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Anabell and Abe moved with good ground speed over the flats and forward. John lost Anabell and asked for the tracker before the water barrel. Abe had his finds at 4 min in the sage just before the draw, where the canyon meets the draw and his third at 12 min just south of the water tank. He continued working the course quartering into the heavy wind through the CRP. Brace 5: NAFC/DC Ariel’s Justa Gotta Go Now “Louie” O/H: Bernee Brawn DC Wildwings Shameless “Gus” O: Lynn Sandor H: Gary Wickwire Gus and Louie cast off after lunch with Gus posting the first find at 4 min with Louie honoring midway up the left arm. All in order Gus was again standing at 6 min and Louis had his own find in the draw at 8 min. The brace was forward with multiple finds for both dogs—Gus at 15 where the canyon met the draw. Louie worked the area above the fence with finds at 20, 25 and 30 min. He was again standing high on the northern edge at 39. Gus had another find in the second sage edge, was relocated and unfortunately bumped his chukar and was up. Louie finished with a final find at 43 along the heavier grass filled draw above camp. Bernee worked to produce the bird and all was in order.

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Brace 6: NFC/DC/AFC Tumalo Joe “Joey” O: John & Sandi Williams H: John Williams Sure Shot’s Pretty Penny “Penny” O: John & Serena Sorenson H: Penny Ljungren At 4 min Joey has a find with Penny honoring. Joey had a second find a little farther out the left arm. Penny continued up through the CRP and both dogs pointed and tracked multiple times with no birds produced and moved on. Joey had a find at 42 high in the CRP to the far north end of the course. Penny had not been seen since crossing the road but showed up at time. Brace 7: Tumalo Timberjack “Jack” O: John & Sandi Williams H: John Williams Wireswest Radical Girl, MH “Razz” O/H: Meg Eden The first brace out on Wed morning, Jack had a nonproductive at 4 min on the left side of the flats. Razz made a big cast up the first hill and through the flats. She made another wide cast on the hill before th second watr trough with a nice find at 41 min about midway through the last stand of sage. Good manners on a single chukar. She had a consistent run with a strong gun dog finish. Jack had his second find at 43 at the top of the final short draw. Brace 8: Ariels S’Shot Justa One Hot Mama “Stella” O” Bernee Brawn & Fran Sakeiy H: B. Brawn Cascade Gable “Gable” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Stella moved solidly forward with a find at 10 min and continued to move forward. She was last seen at 32 minutes just after the second water barrel. Gable ran a gun dog race into a stiff breeze and ended without bird contact.

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DC/AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess: John Williams NAFC/DC/AFC Griffith’s Willy Be Mine?: Dave LaChance NAFC/DC Ariel’s Justa Gotta Go Now: Bernee Brawn Wireswest Radical Girl, MH: Meg Eden

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2010 GWPCA National Championship Judges: Brian Hill & Roger Borine

Brace 1: Backwoods Sweet Baby Ray “Ray” O: Teri Nestrud H: Greg Dixon Sure Shot’s Pretty Please “Anabell” O: John & Serena Sorenson H: Dan Hoke The first brace of the National Championship began with Ray working out to the draw and Anabell taking the left arm and then crossing the CRP. At the junction of the draw and canyon Anabell found Ray on point but refused to honor and both dogs were up in 9 munutes. Brace 2: NFC/DC/AFC Tumalo Joe “Joey” O: John & Sandi Williams H: John Williams Wilson’s DP Trish “Trish” O: John Houghton H: Jim West Both dogs opened with wide open casts and Trish moved across the flat to the gully then over the canyon. Joey moved across the left arm and was found standing at 6 minutes in the gully before the canyon. This event combined with Joey’s bird finding ability separated the dogs until the 40 min mark. Trish carded her first find in a small clump of sag at the end of the canyon. Jim had trouble flushing an uncooperative chukar and Trish moved slightly. At 25 min Trish’s second find was above the second water barrel and a third at the top of the course. Her fourth find was at 34 min 100 yds above the sage. She was relocated and all was in order. Meanwhile, Joey moved strongly to the left and was again standing in the sage to the left of the water barrel. His third find was in the sage at the far west end of the course and he had another high in the sage on the hillside. As John is catching up, Joey has a fourth find and the chukar flushes at he approaches. All in order, they rejoined Trish and Jim, continued his 45 through the fence taking the large hill above camp nearly to the top and finished very strongly. Brace 3: DC Wildwing’s Shameless “Gus” O: Lynn Sandor H: Dave LaChance FC Final Approach “Pilot” O: Helen Shelley H: Greg Dixon Both dogs opened big. Pilot went over the top and Greg called for the tracker at 15 min. Gus is called on point at 6 min, relocation produced no birds. At 7 min he had a nice find in the scrub sage at the west edge of the course and is again standing in the thick cover next to the road. Relocation and Dave produced the chukar. Gus moved to the north edge of the course and had his second non productive at 42. Brace 4: Cascade Gable “Gable” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Ariels S’Shot Justa One Hot Mama “Stella” O: Bernee Brawn & Fran Sakiey H: Jim West Stella opened to the left arm with a stylish find at 7 min. at the canyon junction. She moved forward strongly with an all age race and finished well. Fran would be smiling! Gable ran a gun dog race and finished birdless. Brace 5: Wireswest Radical Girl, MH “Razz” O/H: Meg Eden NFC/FC Brillows Wild West Show “Miss Kitty” O: Rhonda Haukoos H: Jim West Razz and Miss Kitty followed the pattern of the day—big and along the left arm. They dropped off the hill and across the canyon. Miss Kitty disappeared at the left edge and Razz made an excellent move across the canyon to the right rim and pointed a lost bird bag then continued along the rim and was rewarded with a find at 18 min. At 25 min she was again standing along the rim with good style and manners. She moved forward to the top of the north end of the course then hooked back and found one more chukar just before time was called. Brace 6: NFC/3xNAFC/DC/AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin “Blitz” O: John & Sandi Williams H: Randy Berry NAFC/DC/AFC Griffith’s Willy Be Mine? “Willy” O: Doug & Carolyn Griffiths H: Dave LaChance Both dogs moved out the left arm and were out of sight. Judges found both dogs standing, and credited a divided find. Dave worked the bird and both dogs continued a wide forward race through the CRP with no further bird contact.

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2 0 1 0 G W P C A N AT I O N A L S Brace 7: Cascade Honest Abe “Abe” O: Ray & Lynn Calkins H: Ray Calkins Zippin Calahoo “Zip” O: Quintin Wiseman H: Justin Wiseman Zip and Abe moved with good ground speed through the course. Zip had a single find before the canyon at 7 min and continued a straight forward race. Abe made a cast over the canyon rim on the right and continued with all age casts to the top of the cover and draws on the far north edge but ended his 45 without bird contact. Brace 8: Tumalo Timberjack “Jack” O: John & Sandi Williams H: Randy Berry NAFC/DC Ariel’s Justa Gotta Go Now “Louie” O: Bernee Brawn & Mary Pat Ezzo H: Jim West Jack and Louie quickly moved across the flat and across the canyon. Louie had a stylish find at 11 min in the sage to the right just past the first water barrel. At 13 he had a second find along the fence at the upper end of the canyon and continued his all age forward race throughout the 45. Jack, the youngest dog in the championship, moved well throughout the course and was charged with a nonproductive at 42 min. Brace 9: NFC/FC Backwoods Longshot “Lewis” O/H: Greg Dixon Ch Wireswest Mardi Gras “Stoli” O/H: Meg Eden Both dogs built to a good range and out the left arm. Scout called point on Stoli at 7 min. Good style and all in order. Lewis continued forward and had a find at 23 in the scrub sage ….…………above the canyon end. At 28, Lewis had a second find at the western edge of the course. Stoli had her second find at 35 at the northern edge of the course with Lewis was also standing with good style about 100 yards further. All in order Stoli had a third find at 40 and finished strong to the front. Brace 10: Sure Shot’s Pretty Penny “Penny” O: John & Serena Sorenson H: Dan Hoke DC/AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess “Tess” O: John & Sandi Williams H: Randy Berry Tess opened big taking the ridge on the left and at 5 min she is called on point at the far end of the left arm. At 25 min Tess is seen standing in the sage on the west end of the course. As John approached he noted that Tess had actually found bracemate Penny on point and was honoring. Dan was called back to work the bird. All in order both dogs moved forward across the road with big moves up the hill to the objectives at the north edge. Tess had a second stylish find at 35 and a third at 43 with Penny honoring. Two very nice dogs to complete the field at the 2010 Nationals.

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NFC/DC/AFC Tumalo Joe: John Williams CH Wireswest Mardi Gras: Meg Eden NAFC/DC Ariel’s Justa Gotta Go Now: Jim West NAFC/DC/AFC Griffith’s Willy Be Mine?: Dave LaChance

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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot By Richard Hirneisen When the first of six Master braces left the line that September morning a few years back, the temperature was already in the mid-seventies. The weather forecast called for the mid-nineties by afternoon. That’s when Joe, my two-year old wirehair, was scheduled for the fifth Senior brace. Such high temperatures wouldn’t have been unusual had we been in Florida or Arizona, but this was the upper Midwest, northern Illinois. The hunt test course was in the middle of a tall grass prairie restoration project in the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area. The breed clubs were not permitted to cut grass, even in the birdfields. The growing season had been perfect and the cover had grown exceptionally high and dense. There wouldn’t be much air moving down in the grass at dog level. Large water troughs had been positioned in several spots on the course. One was where the backfield met the birdfield. I watched several Master braces as they entered the birdfield. The dogs seemed to smell the water from a distance, and came in like water-seeking missiles, sometimes climbing into the trough together, wallowing and slurping - rivalries forgotten. By half-past noon, when the last Master brace straggled in, the thermometer had climbed into the mid-eighties. The dogs were exhausted, panting rapidly, their tongues drooping long and wide. I overheard some Senior handlers, worried about the heat, talking about pulling their dogs. I was conflicted. Though I had a half-gallon jug of water to carry afield for Joe, heat exhaustion was a danger. There was hardly any wind, the humidity was high, and there was little shade in the backfield. At worst, heat stroke, often life-threatening to dogs, was a possibility in these conditions if handlers were not careful and alert. But I’d paid my money, driven 350 miles and stayed overnight in a crummy motel room. And I really wanted that ribbon. I wasn’t about to quit. Such is the intoxication of competition . . . When the last Master brace came in, the judges took a lunch break. They got fresh mounts and started the first Senior brace just before 1 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., when they called our brace, the thermometer hanging on the on the side of the clubhouse read 92 degrees. And was still going up. Joe and his bracemate, a young shorthair, blasted off from the line like it was just another cool autumn 66

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day, but by the time we made it halfway around the course they had slowed considerably. I was sweating profusely, as much from anxiety as from the heat. It felt like I was walking in an oven. The course was flat as a tabletop - a series of big fields separated by treelines. Whenever we got near one, I whistled Joe into the shade for water and checked him for signs of heat exhaustion - confusion, lack of balance, pale gums. In the excitement of a hunt test, Joe normally needed to be coaxed in to drink, but not this day. He came in on his own when I whistled and held up the jug. We had almost reached the birdfield when I saw the other handler waving his orange hat. I looked in the direction he was walking and saw his shorthair on point, barely visible in the tall grass. I could see the dog, but Joe couldn’t. This could be a tricky honor, with the risk of a stolen point. I decided to take Joe away from the scene and try for an honor under better circumstances, or, if all else went well, during a callback. But before we could escape, one of the judges rode over and told me to bring Joe in for the honor.


IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS We made a big loop around the shorthair until I found a place where Joe could spot his bracemate though an opening in the grass. He did, and locked into a nice honor twenty-five yards out. I walked in and knelt down and held him while the shorthair’s handler flushed and blanked the quail. Joe had his honor; now all we needed was some good bird work and the stamina to keep up the pace. Neither dog found another bird in the backfield, which was just fine with me. The sooner we got to the birdfield the easier it would be for both man and dog. At the top of the birdfield, Joe and the shorthair jumped into the water trough side-by-side and lapped up the turgid water while squirming around in that peculiar way that dogs do when they are too hot and excited to lie still. Watching them, I had a fleeting urge to plunge into the water. They didn’t stay long, climbed out and tore into the birdfield. Almost immediately, the shorthair bumped and chased a quail and a judge uttered those dreaded words, “Handler, pick up your dog.” A couple minutes later Joe stopped to point - a nice, stylish point, despite the heat. I waved my hat, the gunners hustled over and I positioned them. I walked in and flushed the quail. The gunners fired and missed. Joe held steady. I released him. This was not good. Every minute we were out there in the heat was an extra minute to blow it, to get disqualified. A couple minutes later Joe had another point. The judges rode over and once again I positioned the gunners and flushed the bird. Four shots, four misses! Joe held steady through the fusillade. Perhaps he was getting accustomed to the routine, or just too hot and tired to chase. The clock was running out when Joe found and pointed another bird. This time he did not look so stylish, his mouth open, big tongue hanging out. Gunners came in. Bird flew high and to the right. Another salvo. Bird flew away unharmed. Joe steady through it all. I nearly blurted out something disparaging about the gunners’ shooting skills but thought better of it. They’d been out here in this furnace most of the day. Maybe they were suffering from heat exhaustion . . . Joe had performed flawlessly despite oppressive heat and poor scenting conditions. He had an honor, three points, and had stayed steady to wing and shot through all the misses - a Master performance even though he was only a Senior wannabe. Everything could now be lost if he busted a bird, broke on a flush or blew a retrieve.

I decided I could not put Joe at risk for an orange ribbon. I told him to heel and we walked briskly over to the judges. I said my dog was too hot to look for another bird and asked if I could toss a dead bird for the retrieve. They took a moment to consider my request before asking a gunner to give me a dead bird. I took it, walked out a few yards, told Joe to whoa. Maintaining eye contact, I stepped slowly out in front of him. Just before tossing the quail, still looking into Joe’s big brown eyes, I said in the most soothing yet authoritative voice I could muster, “Whoa.” All the while I was thinking, “this is it, big boy, hang in there just long enough to get this one last bird.” I didn’t throw it very far, maybe twenty feet, in a low, slow arc. A gunner fired into the air and on my command, Joe trotted out, picked up the ragged bird, brought it to me, and dropped it in my hand. I have never been more relieved to hear a judge call “time.”

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Fort Detroit German Wirehaired Pointer Club Hunt Test September 11, 2010 By Roger Doyle and Richard Hirneisen Our Fall hunt test entries were down. We had fewer Junior entries than Masters and Seniors combined, which has not usually been the case. The weather forecast called for a cloudy, cool day with early afternoon showers. Kay Braddock, Claudia Matesowicz, and Lori Sargent ran the Junior test on the Barn course. It went like clockwork. Bob Kiefiuk and Paul Renius judged. Roger Doyle planted birds, which most of the dogs found easily. The last Junior brace finished by noon. Sue DeGraw and Mike Beamish judged the Masters and Seniors on the Silo Course. Kurt Preibisch was gun captain, ably assisted by Dan DeGraw, Karl Graebner, and Rick Stover. Few birds got away from these experienced shooters. Lunch was prepared by Pam Doyle and Trish Hirneisen. There were very few leftovers. Richard Hirneisen was hunt test secretary and Trish recorded the scores. The test went without a hitch, as did the weather report, when rain soaked the last three braces of Seniors. That presented a challenge to handlers, gunners and dogs because most of the waterlogged quail would not fly. Paula and Jerry Falk’s Maddie, handled by Walt Furesz, took home her fourth Master ribbon. Mark Sargent handled Rich Hirneisen’s Buzz for his fourth senior leg. He also handled Clark, owned by Laura Reeves-Lococco and Stephanie Rainwater, for his first senior ribbon. Roger and Pam Doyle’s Blaze, Roger handling, also took a first Senior ribbon. Ed and Barb Tucker’s Molly and Murray and Jane Hollingshead’s Daisy earned junior ribbons.

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GWP Club of Wisconsin Hunt Test - September 4, 2010 By Courtney Vogel The German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Wisconson held their fall hunt test on Saturday, September 4th as well as a water test. The club decided since there is sufficient pond only a mile down the road, they will have the water test option available in conjunction with each hunt test in the future. Club members William Bastian and Vern Grimslid were judges for the hunt test and Patricia Dunleavy and Vern Grimslid were judges for the water test. Many club members came to help with the tests including: Paul & Kristin Wehking, Courtney Vogel, Janet Nahorn, Tommy & Carol Cagle, Patricia & John Dunleavy, Thomas McFall, Randy Piette, Tom Grafenauer, and Mike Ladwig. There were 7 braces of Master Hunter, 4 of Senior Hunter, and 2 of Junior Hunter. The water test had 3 entries by GWPCA members and all 3 passed. The dogs that passed their water tests and pictured below from left to right are: “Camus” Kimmax Camus At Claddagh NA Owned by: Courtney Vogel & William Bastian “Timo” Ch Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax UT1 - Owned by: Peter & Maxine McCullough “Katie” Claddagh’s HotCakes At Sangrud JH NA1 - Owned by: Paul & Kristin Wehking, and Courtney Vogel & William Bastian

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OPEN RANGE Several years ago, our local AKC sanctioned obedience club approached me about teaching a class for shy dogs. A couple of our GWPCA members have contacted me and asked about the class. I do not consider myself an expert, though I have spent thirty-some years working with problem dogs. Yet, each shy dog class has been a journey for me and I have learned so much from the dogs and their handlers. – Diane Turner

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(Hints for Understanding and Helping the Fearful Dog) By Diane Turner

In nearly every litter in nearly every breed there is one pup that is not as outgoing as its litter mates. No matter the care taken to breed for bold, strong temperaments, it happens and like most complex issues there is no easy answer nor is there a specific determination as to why it happens. Looking to the ancient ancestors of our modern canines, the links to wolf may well be the best explanation. The reservation shown by certain pups may be nature’s way of species preservation. Most of us have a basic understanding of wolf social system and pack hierarchy, but what we often miss is the understanding of the role of the omega wolf – the lowest member of the pack. These are the members of the wolf family that are constantly harassed by the stronger ones, that are allowed to eat only when the bolder pack members finish and that provide the tension release by remaining puppy-like and initiating play. But the omega serves a far more important purpose in the pack – they are the slinking, nervous guardians of the pack and are quick to alert the others to any outside threat. And it may be this gene for wariness that transcends the generations and appears in our litters today. We know that there are other influences that affect the dog exhibiting shyness. Without doubt the temperament of the sire and dam play an important role in the outcome of their offspring’s personality. And research has proven that bitches that are under a great deal of stress during their final trimester produce more of the hormone cortisol and this excessive production produces puppies that tend to be more nervous and hyperactive. Studies have shown that the way a bitch weans her litter plays into the development of their temperaments—bitches that are more harsh in the weaning process have puppies that are more skittish, nervous and have trouble learning new things, while bitches that are more patient have pups that are well-adjusted, more playful, more calm and learn things more easily. Many progressive breeders surround the bitch with calming music and the scent of lavender during her gestation period and once the pups are whelped, the babies are exposed to human touch, noises and music (with gunshots intermingled for our sporting breeds). Within hours the puppies are stressed in appropriate ways, yet in the case of the wary pup all of the usual socialization processes are not enough. The best advice from experienced breeders and researchers tell us that as soon as a puppy exhibits recognizable signs of shy behavior begin a program of socialization. There is an old saying, “you can never socialize a puppy too much” and this is especially important for the less outgoing pup. Most of us understand that during the early weeks and months of a young dog’s development there are periods of fearfulness. These earliest times of critical imprint usually occur between eight and ten weeks. Any loud, sharp noises or rough handling during this period can influence the dog’s behavior throughout its life. Puppies need continual socialization during this time, but they also need to be protected from anything can traumatize them. Between four and eight months many puppies go through what is known as the avoidance period. During these times, young dogs begin to be more aware of their surroundings. Suddenly that happy, outgoing puppy becomes suspicious and hesitant about new things, new people and reacts to things she has seen and knows well. Stress is an important aspect of a dog’s development. Just like people, dogs need stress – both positive and negative. Studies have shown that when all stress is withheld, a dog’s mental and physical growth is impaired. The key, however, is to protect your puppy from a stress overload. It is the accumulation of stress that can increase a dog’s fear and if there is no stress release the fear can lead to aggressive behavior. Often times despite our best efforts a pup will continue to exhibit symptoms of fearfulness. Beginning a regime of constant stress management will help. Exercise is an important aspect of managing a nervous dog. Diet is equally important and most fearful dogs will do better on a diet without food dyes or chemicals or sugar. Feeding often during the day may help – a hungry puppy or dog is constantly uneasy. Often owners of shy dogs, feel that if they just knew the dog’s past, it would be helpful. In my experience, knowing the past history of the dog offers little if any help. A recent study suggests that when dogs are traumatized, it is not 70

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OPEN RANGE necessarily the event or thing that affects them, instead it is what they were looking at or focused on at the time that becomes the trigger--and figuring that out is next to impossible. The job of the owner of a shy dog is to be constantly alert to the triggers of the fearfulness and to know the dog’s stress threshold. A program of positive desensitization to specific triggers can be successful. In a recent survey it was determined that 75% of a dog’s emotional state is related to the handler. So if you are the owner of a shy dog, practice sending calming signs to your pal. When you recognize an approaching trigger, lighten your grip on the lead, take a deep breath, then smile, yawn, stretch or hum – whatever you do when you are totally relaxed. As a handler it is imperative that you exhibit confidence and that you show that you are in control. Many owners of shy dogs try to provide comfort in stressful situations by stroking, patting or reassuring the dog. Think about it. In your attempt to reassure her, you are actually reinforcing her shy behavior. It is best to simply ignore an unwanted behavior or when you can, redirect your dog so that you can offer praise for a positive behavior. Teaching the shy dog basic obedience commands is essential. Obedience is a common language and it will become a valuable tool in the management of your dog. Learning obedience commands will also give your dog confidence, but the training must be done with positive methods – absolutely nothing harsh. The shy dog should always succeed so make sure that training remains light and fun for the dog. Use your “happy” voice and if you choose, high-value treats may be a tremendous help. The “focus” or “watch me” command may be your best defense in a situation that upsets your dog. Logic tells us that first you must get the dog’s attention before you can ask for any behavior and stressed dogs have trouble following our more physically demanding commands. Teaching your dog to sit, stand, stay, wait and come are all commands that a stressed dog, with practice, can respond to. Asking a stressed dog for a down is almost certain to fail. Teach the down and use it at home, but avoid asking for it when you are out. The down position places the dog in the most vulnerable situation. Dealing with a dog that is fearful of people, both strangers and those who visit frequently can be frustrating. Remind guests to ignore the dog and not to react to the dog’s wacky behavior in any way. Shy dogs notice immediately if a person stares at them so keep your friends focused on you. If you have a willing friend, ask him to toss a few high-value treats in the dog’s direction. Sometimes the dog will come to investigate. Let the dog dictate how much interaction she can tolerate. Guard against anyone reaching or grabbing at your dog. Above all, be consistent. One of the most stressful things for any dog is a handler or owner who is not consistent. Inconsistency can destroy what little confidence a shy dog has. Once your dog knows basic commands, getting involved in agility or rally or a shy dog class can give the dog a great outlet for success and build confidence. Many shy dogs have come an incredible distance once involved in rally or agility. If you cannot find a shy dog class, then find a puppy class and enroll her in that. Puppy classes move at a slower rate and your dog will be less stressed when the other dogs are no threat. In some cases re-visiting puppyhood and re-doing all those things that you would do with a new puppy has been successful in curbing fearful behavior. Nothing can be as aggravating and frustrating as a dog with fear-based issues. A truckload of patience is your best asset, but with constant and sensible management, basic training and good handler skills a shy dog can make amazing progress. In some dogs the progress may be speedy and complete, in others it may take a lifetime.

Update on South Dakota Rescue Dogs In August, the South Dakota GWP Rescues were released to the East Coast GWP Rescue, an independent rescue group based in Bethesda, MD. The eleven Wires were confiscated in a law-enforcement raid on a commercial sporting dog breeding facility in the autumn of 2009. After nearly a year of legal wrangling, the South Dakota Supreme Court declared that the search warrant was in error and ordered that the dogs be returned to the owner. It was through the diligent work of Kata Kobli, the director of East GWP Rescue, that the Wires were finally relinquished to rescue. Once that happened, the dogs were then transported to North Carolina. There, Heidi Baumbarger and a team of volunteers have been working with the dogs to prepare them for their future homes. According to Baumbarger, the dogs are doing well. In fact, two have now found forever homes. There are a couple, however, that are not as quick to respond and will need additional foster care. Earlier in the year, Mary Murray of GWP Rescue, Inc, based in Olathe, KS was able to get two of the Wires released to her. At the time, both females were in horrible physical condition, but, according to Murray, it was the lack of socialization and mental stimulation that affected them most. Murray has been rehabilitating both dogs. One has now gone to a new home and is doing wonderfully. The other, is happy, playful and eager to learn and Murray says they are currently working on manners and house skills. The beautiful boy pictured here, Klue, is available for adoption – not a SD dog! Contact the editor for more info. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Anya’s Big Adventure and 48 Hours of Hell By Diana Wise

Saturday, October 16, 2010 – My husband Brian took our dogs Anya and Argo up to the deer woods to hunt grouse, pheasants and check on deer sign. Deer season opens in early November. The woods are thick with lots of swamp land. Brian’s stand is about one mile into the property along a narrow path across two swamps and through dense underbrush and trees. Turns out Brian would traverse that narrow path at least eight times the next day. The property has a minimum-maintenance road that cuts through the center of the property, and is not heavily traveled. The deer woods are pretty much surrounded by cattle pastures – very few houses. On both sides of the road is where our “family” has been hunting for years, so Brian knows those woods, I’m mean really knows the woods. Brian and the dogs hunted and walked all day – tracking, pointing, coming when called, doing what dogs do. Anya was exceptional for a five-month old pup. It was a button-popping day for Brian, as he was pleased as punch with her abilities. Brian was getting ready to call it a day, but wanted to go out one last time just with Argo before they headed home. Anya was put in the jeep, but was bound and determined SHE WAS NOT going to stay in the jeep. THEY WERE NOT GOING HUNTING WITHOUT HER. After much complaining from Anya and her strong willingness to go, Brian let her out of the jeep, and off into the woods they went. Brian and the dogs got to the deer stand in the deepest part of the island surrounded by all that nasty swamp. The dogs took off sniffing. Argo went one way, Anya the other. Brian was trying to keep a close eye on the young pup, Anya, as she was searching the woods and underbrush. He couldn’t see her, but he knew she was close by the movement of the undergrowth. Then all got silent. He called her and whistled, and called again. The next thing he heard was a loud crashing through the trees – way too much noise for a young dog to make. She must have found a deer. There was more calling. And then it was me that got the call at 6:30 p.m. “Honey, I lost Anya.” “Argo and I have been searching all over for her. Now it’s getting too dark to do any good. I’ve left some clothes at the tree sight where we lost her and where the jeep was parked on the dirt road. 72

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I’m going to my folks’ house tonight and will be back here at first light to begin the search again. Honey? Hello? Are you there?” “Yep, I’m just taking in the news. Okay, not much either of us can do tonight but pray. Call me first thing in the morning and let me know what’s happening. I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt, you will go over that land with a fine-tooth comb, inch by inch to find Anya.” I did not sleep at all Saturday night. I called two friends who I knew would add their prayers to mine to help us locate Anya. Sunday, October 17, 2010 – Brian calls about 10 a.m. to report no sightings of Anya, but it appears the clothes he left have been moved and slept on. Okay, it is time for me to start doing what I can at my end. First, I take a shower and have a BIG cry. Then I get out of the shower, pull myself together and call Sherry. Unfortunately, I am still crying, which isn’t very helpful in trying to convey my message. A few deep breaths later, I get more under control, and soon I’ve contacted the Sheriff’s Department, made flyers, and notified some dogtracking people and vets in the area. I pack up food for Anya and Argo, throw in some of Anya’s favorite toys, and hop in my car for the trip up north. 112 miles later I was standing on that same minimum-maintenance road, feeding Argo, hugging Brian and discussing search and rescue tactics. One of Brian’s hunting buddies was there and looking for Anya, too. Brian and I decided to go to all the surrounding farmhouses and leave posters with everyone. So with Argo in tow, away we went, driving, stopping, talking and thanking everyone for any information. Everyone was really nice. Got the usual “We’ll keep an eye out for her”, plus the occasional “You know there are bears in the woods, and wolves. Well, good luck finding her, and if I see your dog I will call you.” Back we went to the minimum-maintenance road and the starting point to enter the big swampy, all most impenetrable wilderness. I made it half way through the first swamp when Sherry called with some advice on possible locations. I was grateful for the opportunity to get out of this mess, so I went back to the car to scout out places Sherry was telling me to go to. Brian, bless his


in heart, continued on to the swamp and the tree stand for the 8th time that day. Sherry was at home, talking with Ann, the Animal Communicator, and was on Google Earth searching for farms that matched the description she was looking for. I was driving around on the ground to the places she said to go, stopping occasionally to call for Anya. Too soon, it is late, dark, and time to head home. The search will resume tomorrow. I made the decision to call the breeders Carolyn and Jim, and let them know Anya is missing. It is the hardest phone call I have ever made, but now they are informed. Brian and I are in bed late Sunday night. Somewhere in the darkness, I realized I have not registered Anya’s microchip. Why? Because I thought once it was implanted, it could be read by a vet, and the vet would call Carolyn and Jim. They in turn would call me, and I would go get Anya back. Guess there is a bit more to the process than that. Monday, October 18, 2010 – I let the GWP gossip group know that Anya is missing. Brian has to go to work and I have to go to class. I pack more food, Anya’s bedding and more toys. At noon I leave school, which is thirty miles further away than I want to be. I call Sherry to let her know I’m on my way, and I hear that Ann, the Animal Communicator, has told Sherry that Anya is no longer scared or hungry. She is now hunting and having a blast in the woods. I find out that an all-points bulletin was sent out to the vets from the microchip company, so I call the nearest vet and ask her about the notice. She tells me it came from Home Again. Home Again? I have paper work that says she is registered with AVID. I call Sherry, she calls Jim. Jim says Anya is microchipped with HomeAgain and Finn, Sherry’s dog, is microchipped with AVID. Somehow when Sherry brought both pups home, their paperwork had gotten messed up. I made it to the minimum-maintenance road, and start looking on either side of the ditches and out into the cow pastures. Slowly, driving very slowly, I get to the edge of the deer woods, and I see a small dark figure moving on the side of the road up in front of me about 50 yards away. I am following it with my eyes. The critter crosses the road. It is a small dog, but is it Anya? It appears all black. My mind is racing. Of course it’s Anya. How many other

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pups would be out in the middle of nowhere?! I stop my car, get out and call her name. Anya stops. I start going toward her. She runs away! Runs away? “Anya, stop! It’s me!” She stops again and turns to face me. I go back to the car, pull out the bag of dog food. I get her favorite toy. I talk to her about Argo and Camo. I call her to come. Nothing. I am not feeling very good about this turn of events. Then, I give her the signal “here”! And, she starts COMING! Towards me! I do not approach her, but do encourage her to keep coming. She’s still not sure about me, and until she catches my scent. Then Anya leaped with her joyous jumping, and crying and kissing, and biting and can hardly contain herself “it’s MOM” activity. Mom, mom it’s you! I put her in the car and grabbed the phone to call Brian. The phone was silent until a female voice said, “Hello”. “Hello”, I say, and then Sherry and I both start talking at once. “Sherry, I found her. Anya is in the car with me!” God is good, life is good, Anya is safe, and Sherry and her friendship, and her over-the-top help was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. Calls went out to Brian and to Facebook friends to let our extended family know Anya has been found. When Anya gets home, Camo and Argo were glad to see her. We noticed Anya’s attitude changed somehow – she is much surer of herself. “I have big-girl teeth. And now, I have spent 48 hours in the big scary woods alone, hunting by myself. Top that Argo!” She is definitely an alpha female, and her time in the woods reinforced the behavior. On the other hand, she is still hanging a bit close to Mom. She goes where I go, and lays down next me on the floor when I’m at the computer. She is back in her place at home. Having three dogs in the house makes it full again, and all is right with our family and our dog-world again. Anya had a great time, we did not. There were many lessons learned from this event, and these are just a few: Register your microchip. Put a bell on your dog’s collar. Get GPS collars with a tracking system. Prayers, animal communicators, friends, friends you didn’t know you had – all are good. Dog Search and Rescue doesn’t track dogs. Brian and I slept well last night, and so did the dogs – a happy ending to a very long 48 hours. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Optimal Nutrition for the Working/Sporting Dog For everyone of us that has ventured afield with a canine companion, we know the value of having a well-bred dog that has strong hunting desire, is healthy, and well trained. All of these traits contribute to the overall performance of the dog in the field. Yet, there is one underlying factor that can undermine or optimize all of these traits either directly or indirectly, and that is the food the dog eats and the nutrients it receives. I think you would all agree that the ultimate goal with any hunting dog is to optimize its performance, which can mean learning faster, hunting longer, finding more game, or many other things that lead to hunting success. We all know that hunting success with our dogs is intricately linked with training and conditioning of the dog, along with time in the field hunting. What may not be obvious is that our hunting dogs are essentially elite canine athletes. Lets briefly think about what they do during a hunt; they willingly run prolonged distances, possibly up, down, and across difficult terrain, over and under obstacles, sprint periodically or often, swim periodically, and occasionally carry something in their mouth, likely while running. The only thing that is missing is bike riding, but then it would be called an Irondog event. Strenuous exercise is inherent in hunting and training and can be physically and mentally challenging to the dog. Therefore, one strategy for addressing these physical and mental challenges is to “optimize the nutrition”, which can optimize endurance and ultimately promote “optimal performance”. We hear everyday that if we eat “better”, we can be stronger, leaner, healthier, and/or more alert. This logic can be applied to our dog’s well-being and hunting performance, but what does “better” mean? When you think of “better” nutrition, think of optimizing nutrition. This is the consumption of key nutrients in an optimal balance that provide optimal benefits. The six basic nutrient groups are water, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals. They can all be found in any dog food, but the optimal levels and balance of these nutrient groups are what separate different types of dog food for targeted applications. For example, a maintenance food is different from a senior

food is different from a weight management food, because of differences in the balance of nutrients and nutrient groups. Likewise, performance food for hardworking dogs is different than a maintenance food, and for a variety of reasons. For this discussion, I am defining a performance food as a formula with 28-30% protein and 1820% fat, compared to a maintenance food that has 24-26% protein and 12-16% fat. A dog can adequately hunt and live an active and healthy lifestyle with the maintenance food, but the key here is optimal performance. With a performance food, some examples that are worth discussing are how protein and fat optimize endurance, optimize mental alertness, and promote optimal body condition. Nutrition studies with dogs have shown that feeding a food with higher levels of fat will result in more fatty acids being present in the blood before exercise, and these levels will increase more after exercise compared to a food with lower fat and higher carbohydrates. Fatty acids are important for hardworking and hunting dogs because these are the nutrients that are critical for endurance based exercise. Ultimately, more fatty acids in the blood means more nutrients to promote endurance metabolism, as they are present and ready for use by exercising muscles. These fatty acids get used by the muscles to make energy for movement, which occurs in the “furnaces” of the cells called mitochondria. In dogs fed a high fat food, their muscles have more mitochondria, which means more capacity to use or “burn” the fatty acids. Finally, dogs on high fat foods also have a greater capacity to metabolize oxygen, which also occurs at the mitochondria. For prolonged endurance, efficient use of oxygen is critical, which is why is it called aerobic-based exercise. If you have ever watched a marathon, you don’t typically see any runner breathing very hard, primarily because they are conditioned, but equally important is that they can efficiently use the oxygen they are breathing at the moderate speed and intensity that they are running. So what does all this mean? That a performance food can deliver more fat nutrients, promote an increase in capacity to metabolize the

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PURINA NEWS fat, and promote a higher oxygen use capacity, all to increase metabolic capacity and energy generation. In short, this means that the food can “metabolically prime” our dogs to promote optimal endurance. Now, let’s flip this rational on its head and describe why feeding a performance formula all year long is optimal. For most of you reading this article, dog training and conditioning may be a year-round process, so feeding performance all year may be part of your regimen. For others, training/ conditioning may begin in August or September to get the dogs ready for the upcoming season. If having our hunting dogs on a performance food during the hunting season provides the metabolic benefits for promoting endurance, then switching to a maintenance food in the off-season will reverse the effects. So, when February/ March rolls around and a person decided to make this switch because the dog is not hunting or training, this is basically “de-training” your dog metabolically. This is in addition to the fact that the dog is likely not as active as in the hunting season. It is worth mentioning that this process of metabolic transition takes about 2-3 months. Therefore, anyone that decided to start training again in August and made the switch back to a performance food at that same time, optimal metabolic endurance may not be achieved until the end of September or October. This is 2-3 months of sub-optimal training, and if the food switch occurred later, then this could possibly overlap with part of the hunting season, depending on where in the country you are located. We have all dogs that have gone beyond their limit during training, and focus and trainability are reduced. Our goal is to avoid this and provide opportunities to help the dog retain its focus and trainability. No food ever takes the place of proper training and conditioning, but having a feeding strategy of using a performance food all year can allow the dog to be metabolically primed and at a better starting point once training/conditioning begins. Now, every strategy comes with a condition and this is no exception, but it is easy and critical for success. Like every person, every dog is an individual. Therefore, the amount of food to be fed should be directly related to the individual dog’s body condition and adjusted based on the

calorie needs. When dogs consume excess calories, they gain weight. When they consume less, they lose weight. The key is to feed an amount that is appropriate to maintain a healthy body condition, and thus stable body weight during the hunting season and in the off-season. So, that is the bottomline to the “strategy”. In the offseason when your dog is less active, hunting less, sleeping the summer days away…feed less performance food to maintain an ideal body condition. To determine your dog’s ideal body condition, I suggest you discuss this with your veterinarian, who will likely have Nestle Purina body condition charts or literature for you to take home. In addition, I have included a website that provides an overview of how to assess your dog’s body condition (http:// www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog. aspx). There are simple things you can evaluate and regularly monitor to ensure that your dog is getting the right amount of food to maintain a healthy weight. Finally, performance formulas can also provide a benefit to promote optimal mental alertness, and is another way to get a little more out of early training sessions or keep them going stronger towards the end of the hunt. One of the ways fatigue sets in with people and pets is the depletion of blood glucose levels during exercise. Glucose during exercise mostly comes from body stores of glycogen in muscle and liver. Glucose is released from the liver and is critical for brain function. As blood glucose levels start to decline, fatigue sensation occurs and mental alertness is reduced. To address this, the foods with higher fat promote a situation where the body stores less and uses less glycogen from the muscles during exercise. Therefore during exercise, the blood glucose from liver glycogen is more readily available to support brain function for promoting mental endurance, whereas the fatty acids from the performance food are available for the muscles to promote physical endurance. Performance formulas give our dogs those extra calories they need during the hunting season when working hard and temperatures drop. But, there are many more benefits than just providing the extra calories. Optimizing these benefits all year long can help to make every hunt and every season the best it can be for you and your hunting buddy.

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Hi everyone, Hi, ho, hi, ho, it is back to school I go! Whew, it was a long summer without my school kids, but after our first day back, I was almost ready for another break. Now you have to picture this. You all know how much energy we wires have - imagine the kids with more. It is picture day at school. Everyone is in their best clothes and their hair is all coifed and they are riding high, almost like they are at Christmas. Well the photographers are set up in the middle day for me to meet my two new students. The two “handsome” boys under my charge are obviously all dressed up with their hair spiked and quite full of themselves. Reading was the last thing they wanted to do. My mom and I thought they could have used a run around the block, and I could have gone with them. We’ve now been back for the second week and it has been delightful. I had one little girl at a time and they both loved me a lot. They don’t read yet but we, my mom, the girls and I, all understood each other and my mom actually read to us. We helped fill in some of the words. It was fun and nice to have a little slower pace. These kindergarten students attend school all day and the principal thought reading to dogs would help break up their long day. At this school there are two Golden Retrievers, 1 OES, 1 Bichon Frise and me. It is quite a group. We have all been doing this for several years, so I guess you could call us “pros”! The staff at school loves us so much and we are all glad to be back in the groove. Now we are well into the program and have learned much more about the students. This group of students tested the lowest of the kindergarteners. It is a large class and what a group! Hopefully by having these students read to the dogs, we can give them self-esteem and some one-on-one time. I know that I am so glad to be back with the kids and they all seem to be glad to see me, as well as my other two-legged and four-legged friends. I will be sharing our progress with all of you. Thank you for all your kind words to me and my mom. You all know that I just love my job, Becky

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K(Kalorie)-9 Diet Plan By Beth Hollenberg Here is a new diet. All you need is a dog (over 35 pounds), a leash, and commitment! You don’t have to eat exotic foods. You don’t switch to low calorie or low fat foods. Eat what you always have and cook the same amount of food. Within a few weeks, you’ll need less food when you do this right. Your dog will need less kibble, too! There are a few caveats, get vitamins for you and the dog. This diet does not work as well for owners of small dogs. This diet works on the principal of shrinking the stomach and that means you will need less food to feel full. It is easy and truly doesn’t need a lot of special foods. You can eat anything you want. There will be a few foods that you will want to limit, but that will be apparent later. Step 1: Preparation: Get a physical for both you and the dog(s). Tell your doctor and the vet that you are going on a diet. Get a list of foods that your dog can’t eat. (Example: raisins and grapes, chocolate, onions and large amounts of garlic are not good for your dog. Neither is alcohol, or soft drinks.) Step 2: Get one or more photos of your dog and a sealable bowl to take with you when you don’t eat at home. Requirement: Eat at HOME! Do not go out to eat until the fourth or fifth week, if at all avoidable. Week 1: Cook your meals as usual. Serve yourself the usual portion and do NOT add to it (NO SECONDS!). This is very important. Do not give yourself anything more than what you “normally” eat. Eat at your usual spot, but sit your dog where you can see him and he can see you. Watch his eyes as you take a bite of food. Does he look pathetic? Does he seem to be sad or hungry? Share a bite or two or more. Do not share any foods with your dog that his vet says is harmful. IN fact, don’t serve yourself those same foods except in limited quantities. Do this for every meal and snack. Cut your dog’s meals back accordingly. If you overfeed him his kibble, you may have to help him out by letting him share his kibble with you. This is not as pleasant for you as it is for him when you share your food. Exercise: If you aren’t used to exercising, then go sit outside when the dog is doing his business. Try teaching him to fetch. It’s great for the arms. Sit and throw if standing is not something you do on a regular basis. Week 2: Keep cooking, but share more with your dog. If you have to go to work, then put a picture of your dog in front of you with the sealable bowl. Use it to create a reward for him when you get home. Soon, he’ll be ecstatic when he hears your car turn on the street. 78

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Remember this diet is all about sharing. Exercise: Keep playing fetch in the backyard. Add grooming. Get an old washcloth and brush and do 100 strokes with each every day. He’ll look great and your arms will get an easy, enjoyable workout. (Women: this will help reduce those “wings” that getting older brings.) Week 3: Check your hunger levels. Do you need as much food as when you started? If you don’t, then cut down your portion size. If you are still eating the same amount, then your dog isn’t getting enough food. Remember to share, increase the amount you share if necessary. When your appetite decreases, cook less. . Adjust your dog’s kibble intake accordingly. You don’t want your dog to get fat. Exercise: After fetching and grooming your dog becomes easy, start going for walks. If you’re a hunter, then this diet is perfect to start in the spring. By hunting season, both you and the dog will be able to outpace your friends. This might make the difference between coming home with the game limit or talking about the ones that got away. Walk until the pain is far too intense and then have your dog drag you home. If your dog isn’t enthusiastic about dragging you home. Reinforce the drag home by offering it steak. This will help resistance training. You drag the dog to your drop dead zone and it drags you home so it can dine. Week 4: Continue checking how much it takes to feel full. You may want to eat out and see what it feels like to eat a FULL meal. Remember, quit when you feel full. Take the rest of the food home. Share part of it. (That’s what I do.) My dogs have started demanding entrance fees to the house as a result of this diet. This is a true danger. Try to stay in the alpha position as long as possible. Exercise: Keep playing fetch, grooming and walking. Now is the time to start looking for a good obedience class. This will be cheaper than a gym and have the added benefit of reducing the entrance fees to your home. You may even get the couch back. Conclusion: This diet is guaranteed to make you look at your lifestyle and increase the closeness between you and your dog. If there is more than one family member in need of dieting, diet one person at a time. The dog will need the exercise and you’ll need the extra nutrition later. This diet is a lifetime commitment to good health for both you and your dog. It is not a good plan to start this diet with a puppy. Don’t be discouraged if you do have a puppy. Just start the exercise and grooming care. Good medical supervision for you and your dog is a must throughout this plan.


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Tips to Maximize Your Walk-Thru By Ashlee Trotter Your course walk-thru is a critical to your success on an agility course. I hope the tips below will help you to maximize your 8 minutes and improve your results! 1. Study the map before your walk-thru, if you can memorize the order of the obstacles before your walk-thru, you can avoid spending the first few minutes of the walk thru trying to read the numbers and figure out the course through the crowd of the rest of your class. 2. Draft and initial handling plan based on your review of the course map – often this will change, but it helps to have an idea already in place before you get onto the field. You can change as needed during the walk thru. 3. Break the course into segments if possible; it’s not only easier to remember where the course goes, but where you want to place your handling maneuvers too. For example, 1) jump; jump, cross, aframe, then 2) left jump, jump, jump, cross at the purple jump, to the weaves. 4. Know your dog – just because everyone is walking a section the same way – don’t be lured in by peer pressure if you know it’s better for your dog to be different. Alternatively, if you are always handling most sections differently than everyone else, perhaps give some thought to the wisdom of the herd. 5. Look for opportunities to be ahead of your dog – you can drive more clearly from front seat than back seat. 6. Try to be on the inside of curves, it’s a shorter path for you, the dog has more feet than you do – he should have to take the longer path. 7. Check in BEFORE the walk thru if possible, if not, walk for about ½ of the allotted time and then check in and return for the rest of the walk thru. Avoid the crush of people checking in as they enter the ring – you’re wasting valuable walk time standing in line. 8. Practice visualizing the course in your mind without looking at the course – this helps you to be more fluid in your handling – you won’t have to think so hard on the course. You can do this visualization technique before and after the walk thru as well. I make sure I can do the visualization at least once before I leave the walkthrough and then I do it a few times as I wait in line to run. 9. If you find yourself getting stuck in the walk-thru in a particular section – repeat that section until you feel comfortable with it. You don’t have to walk the entire course from start to finish over and over - focus on the hard parts and then put it all together. 10. Exercise your dog before the walk thru so that if you’re in the top of the running order you won’t feel rushed or have to cut the walk thru short. In AKC you’ll have 5 minutes between the end of the walk-thru and the first dog on the line, don’t panic. 11. Give yourself a bathroom break before the walk thru – it’s hard to concentrate when you need to “go”! 12. Avoid chit-chatting as much as you can – if needed, politely ask others to chat after your run, you need your full attention for your walk thru. 13. Consider wearing headphones to assist with keeping your mind on your walk thru. 14. Don’t listen to the conversation of others – often people are discussing why a section is too hard, or they are concerned about an off course possibility, etc. Don’t let their concern or negativity creep into your head. Again head phones are good for this. 15. Take handling advice only from someone such as your instructor or someone that runs a dog a lot like yours in terms of speed and personality. Often what works for someone else might not work for you – make sure you’re only taking sound advice. 16. Finally, tell yourself to have confidence in your training and your dog, you’ve worked hard to get to a trial in the first place – relax and enjoy the ride!

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2010 Agility Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – August 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 9, October 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 Easy Street NA NAJ – E&B Tucker 2. Paradox SGR Lady Madonna SH NA – J&P Falk 3. Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN – T&C Guschi

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OPEN 1. Ch. Scotian Whiskey River OA OAJ – C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves-Lococo 2. Weidenhugel Sylvie V Merlin CD RE MX MXJ OAP AJP NFP – J&B Rowley 3. Madeline’s Prince Charming OA OAJ – S. Rainwater OPEN PREFERRED 1. High Power’s Jesse James RAD JH NJP – N. Ondrus

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EXCELLENT 1. Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXJ MXF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt 2. MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit XF – A. Trotter 3. Ch. Scotian the Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 4. Ch. Aspen Grove’s Get Serious Syd SH OA AXJ – C. Bettinson/D. Smolen 5. Madeline’s Prince Charming OA OAJ – S. Rainwater 6. SGR Dirty Witch SH AX AXJ AXP AJP – T. Brooks 7. Paradox SGR Ollie Get Back RN SH MX MXJ – J&P Falk 8. Ch. Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXJ XF – S. Jackson Weidenhugel Sylvie V Merlin CD RE MX MXJ OAP AJP NFP – J&B Rowley 9. Jed’s Lily of the Fields AX AXJ – B&E Tucker 10. Ch. Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash OA AXJ – D&A Anderson

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2010 BIS/Group Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – August 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 10, October 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. GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt /J. Wilkinson 2. Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni

28,013 – 17/65/18/10/3 12,032 – 2/29/24/12/6 2,062 – 2/4/6/4/1 788 – 0/2/0/1/1

3. Ch. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/R. Perry/ S. Ferraro 4. GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/ A. Johnson 5. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson 6. GCh. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh 7. Ch. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb (D) – M. Marley 8. Ch. RLB’s Got Moxie at Drakkar MH (B) – E. Shupp 9. Ch. Mountain View’s Mr. Jack SH – R. Brannan 10. Ch. Star K and Hampton Court’s Bye Bye Birdie (D) – J&R Stark/ V. Malzoni

570 – 0/0/5/5/1 402 – 0/1/0/0/3 213 – 0/0/1/0/0 182 – 0/0/1/1/0 167 – 0/0/0/0/2 131 – 0/0/1/0/0

2010 Obedience Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – August 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 10, October 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. TheseThe rankings are the total period January 1 – August 31, 2010 highest 3 based scores on arecompetition summed to during determine points. as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 10, October 2010. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NOVICE GCh. Reece HaveV Gun Will (D)Gray – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson 1. Afterhours Weidenhugel Dylan Ernst RETravel CD – E. GCh. Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson 2. Ripsnorter’s Andra V Argos CD RN – P. Menotti GCh. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – –K.J.Sunda/B. 3. Drakkar’s RLB’s Vintage Cabernet Randall Stroh Ch.4. StarJay-Mar’s K’s Mile Hi (B) – R&L Malzoni OnValentine the Road Again RN –Stark/V. J. Rowley Ch.5. Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) – C. Heiller/K. Boyd Ch. Root’N Scoot’N Blowing Going RE – K&S Rife Ch. Star K and Hampton Court’s Bye Bye Birdie (D) – J&R Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb (D) – M. Marley OPEN Drakkar N RLB’sGlengarry Eye Ma Lookout (B) –UD H. OM1 Witt JH – L. Swisher Gus VCD1 1. Larkspur’s Ch. EnzoGracie V SepMae (D) –VCD1 T&G UD Bonini 2. Cadenberg Pryor Creek’s VER MH RAE – C&T Cagle Ch. Hampton Court and Star K’s Ipanema (B) – J&R Stark/V. Malzoni 3. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock

206 195 136 74 42 40 31 23 19 18

561.5 556.0 385.0 362.0 182.0

4. Wireswest Shady Lady CDX MH – M. Eden 5. Zoe Unjai II Vom Kervinshot CD – G. Schoeppner

589.0 579.5 576.0 386.0 188.0

UTILITY 1. Larkspur’s Glengarry Gus VCD1 UD OM1 JH – L. Swisher 2. Pryor Creek’s Gracie Mae VCD1 UD VER MH RAE – C&T Cagle 3. Prince Zachery Von Duffin CDX RE – D&B Leveque 4. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock

582.5 565.0 372.0 186.5

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2010 Rally Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – August 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 30 No. 10, October 2010 – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Andra V Argos CD RN – P. Menotti 2. Ch. JNJ’s Cascade Crackshot JH RN – J. Daigneau/J. Deaver 3. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RN – L&O Popescu 4. Ch. Idawire Fistful of Dollars RN – D. Wallace/E. Herminghaus 5. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 6. Ch. Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash AX AXJ RN – D&A Anderson 7. Ch. Cynister’s Ringmaster RN – A&D Anderson 8. Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wires JH – K. Bunch 9. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB He Caught My Eye RN – D&B Leveque 10. Ch. Reece Afterhours Pretty Is As Pretty Does JH – M&A Johnson/C. Whitmore ADVANCED 1. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 2. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CD RE – E. Gray 3. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RN – L&O Popescu 4. Andra V Argos CD RN – P. Menotti 5. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RN – J. Rowley 6. Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger RE – M. Brzoska 7. Ch. Darnelle’s All That N Then Some RN – D. Vacca/E. Pusateri EXCELLENT 1. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RE JH – M&K Braddock 2. Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger RE – M. Brzoska 3. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 4. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CD RE – E. Gray 5. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RN – L&O Popescu

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

GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson GCh. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) – C. Heiller/K. Boyd Ch. Star K and Hampton Court’s Bye Bye Birdie (D) – J&R Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb (D) – M. Marley Drakkar N RLB’s Eye Ma Lookout (B) – H. Witt Ch. Cadenberg Enzo V Sep (D) – T&G Bonini Ch. Hampton Court and Star K’s Ipanema (B) – J&R Stark/V. Malzoni

206 195 136 74 42 40 31 23 19 18

Junior Showmanship 2010

Junior Showmanship 2010 Novice Junior Hannah Hieber

Open Junior Joshua Burk Novice Senior Ashley Wilson Open Senior Taylor Marshall

2nd/3 2nd/3 1st/1 1st/1 1st/4 2nd/4

KC of Palm Springs KC of Palm Springs San Fernando KC Kern Co. KC KC of Pasadena KC of Pasadena

Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 23 Apr. 4 Jun. 5 Jun. 6

3rd/3

South Bay KC

Aug. 15

3rd/3 2nd/2

Inland Empire KA Inland Empire KA

Jul. 17 Jul. 18

1st/5 – Best Handler 3rd/4 2nd/4

Medina KC Dan Emmett KC Marion, OH KC

Jul. 24 Jul. 31 Aug. 1

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CHAMPION CH Cynister Idawire Childs Play (B) SR50801917 (5/30/10) by CH Cynisters In The Center Ring x CH Cynister Idawire Rose Quartz; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Adam Cunningham & Jodi Quesnell CH Hampton Court and Star K’s Ipanema (B) SR58311005 (5/29/10) by CH Aspendel’s Red River JH 1 x Star K’s J’T’Aime; Breeder: J Linda Stark & Victor Malzoni Jr. & Richard J Stark; Owner: J Linda Stark & Richard J Stark & Victor Malzoni Jr. CH Star K And Hampton Court’s Bye Bye Birdie (D) SR58311006 (5/28/10) by CH Aspendel’s Red River JH x Star K’s J’T’Aime; Breeder: J Linda Stark & Victor Malzoni Jr. & Richard J Stark; Owner: J Linda Stark & Richard J Stark & Victor Malzoni Jr. CH Aimn Hi Scotian Color Of Money (D) SR49519801 (6/12/10) by CH Idawire A Few Good Men x CH Devata Rip It Up At Scotia; Breeder: Jim Isom & Carolyn Isom & Laura Reeves-Lococo; Owner: Leslie Puppo & Laura Reeves-Lococo CH Cadenberg Enzo V Sep (D) SR53320202 (6/5/10) by DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x CH Weidenhugel Ypsilon V Einer JH; Breeder: Silke Alberts; Owner: Theresa Y Bonini & Gary A Bonini CH Darnelle’s Last Call (D) SR49147303 (6/12/10) by CH Wildefire’s Bentley CD JH x CH Drakkar’s She’s All That; Breeder: Ellie Pusateri & Jane Myers; Owner: Edward Helkenn Jr. & Ellie Pusateri CH Darnelle’s Last Man Standing (D) SR49147302 (6/10/10) by CH Wildefire’s Bentley CD JH x CH Drakkar’s She’s All That; Breeder: Ellie Pusateri & Jane Myers; Owner: Rodney Howell & Ellie Pusateri CH Gefharte’s Adpg Payton Place (D) SR49504702 (6/20/10) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Adpg Independence Day; Breeder: Linda D Medlock & Beth Carter & Danielle Gerbert; Owner: Linda Medlock & Beth Carter CH Jay-Mar’s Hot Summers Knight (D) SR38004504 (6/6/10) by CH Cynisters Coffin Keeper x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Craig Troncale & Leslie Troncale; Owner: Claudia Wolff-Woods & Nickol Litwin & John Woods CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Charismatic (B) SR40124805 (6/12/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart x CH Mountain View’s Next Strike; Breeder: Helen Witt & Claire Wisch & Kelly Wisch; Owner: Erika Brown & Helen Witt CH Rlbs Flirting With Fame JH (B) SR53204514 (6/12/10) by CH Rlb’s Mac The Knight MH x CH Scotian Xtra Time; Breeder: Roger Bultman; Owner: Diane Marsh & Cynthia Heiller D.V.M. & Francis Marsh

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CH Wireswest Mardi Gras (B) SR44876603 (6/15/10) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX MH; Breeder/Owner: Meg Eden CH Darnelle’s Makin’ The Shot (D) SR43795608 (7/31/10) by CH Ripsnorter Makin A Statement x CH Drakkar’s She’s All That; Breeder: Courtney Vogel & Dana Pusateri & Ellie Pusateri & William Bastian; Owner: Jose Herrera & Dana Pusateri CH Drakkar N Rlb’s Eye’ Ma Lookout (B) SR51817511 (7/11/10) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Helen Witt CH Mountain View National Anthem JH (B) SR52430801 (7/31/10) by CH Rlb’s Mac The Knight MH x CH Mountain View’s Next Strike; Breeder: Claire Wisch & James Witt & Kelly Wisch & Helen George-Witt; Owner: Pam Kincaid & Larry Kincaid CH Rlb’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH (B) SR32934504 03-10 (7/30/10) by CH Rlb’s Jessie The Body MH x CH Drakkar’s All Eyes On Me CD; Breeder: Lois Bultman & Roger Bultman & Terrance Boldin; Owner: Edwin Shupp CH Windswept’s Highlander JH (D) SR52349204 (7/11/10) by CH Scotian The Man In Black JH MX MXJ MXF x CH Windswept’s Justa Firestarter SH; Breeder: Lori Sargent & Mark Sargent & Bernee Brawn; Owner: William B Compton, Jr. & Lori Sargent CH Wireswest First Dibs (B) SR44876601 (7/10/10) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX MH; Breeder/Owner: Meg Eden CH Inverness The Mighty Quinn (D) SR51058905 (8/1/10) by NFC FC AFC Wingmaster’s Bullet MH x CH Inverness Kiss Me Kate; Breeder: Mrs. Laura Myles; Owner: Mr. Donald W. Padgett CH Piemonte Idawire Echo V. Chisola (B) SR44786606 (8/22/10) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x DC Piemonte Zoie V Chisola MH; Breeder: Jodi Quesnell & Aloysia Hard; Owner: Aloysia F Hard & Jodi Quesnell CH Rlbs Something To Talk About JH (D) SR53204512 (8/7/10) by CH Rlb’s Mac The Knight MH x CH Scotian Xtra Time; Breeder: Roger Bultman; Owner: Cynthia Heiller D.V.M. & Kathleen Boyd GRAND CHAMPION GCH CH K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) SR37489506 08-09 (6/1/10) by CH Caramel ‘N Heywire Larkspur Latte JH x Ana JH; Breeder: Kosta Sunda; Owner: Kosta Sunda & Betty W Stroh


G W P R E S U LT S & S TA N D I N G S GCH CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) SR50045103 (6/11/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH J an J After Hours Dana; Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Franz Neuwirth & Christine Whitmore GCH CH Cynisternidawires Final Fantasy (D) SR50801909 (7/11/10) by CH Cynisters In The Center Ring x CH Cynister Idawire Rose Quartz; Breeder/Owner: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout (D) SR40124804 09-08 (7/31/10) by CH Ripsnorter’s Thunderhart x CH Mountain View’s Next Strike; Breeder: Helen Witt & Claire Wisch & Kelly Wisch; Owner: Kiki Courtelis & Joyce Wilkinson & Helen Witt & James Witt OBEDIENCE MASTER ONE Larkspurs Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UD OM1 JH (D) SR06311601 (6/5/10) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Larkspurs Molly McGee; Breeder: Linda Forrestel & Gina Mccain; Owner: Leslie Swisher NOVICE OBEDIENCE Andra V Argos CD RN (B) SR56624501 (7/23/10) by Furst Vom Bandorfer Forst x Katja Ii Bockenhagen; Breeder: Jonathan Prescott; Owner: Pamela Menotti CH Root’N Scoot’N Blowing Going CD RE (D) SR23925705 (7/17/10) by CH Afterhours Dealers Choice JH x CH Afterhours Root’n Scootn Utos; Breeder: Ocean Attebery & Don Attebery; Owner: Kurt Rife & Sherry Rife UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE MH (B) SR10164105 (8/22/10) by Chump Changes Nothin To Lose x Iffy Von Camp; Breeder: Clarke J Campbell; Owner: Carol A Cagle & Tommy B Cagle RALLY NOVICE CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN AX AXJ (D) SR26011907 (5/31/10) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH Jay-Mar’s All That Glitters; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Donald J Anderson & Audree J Anderson

JUNIOR HUNTER Cvers Tankeris Von Birdamis JH (D) SR55814206 (5/16/10) by Buddy V x Tara II; Breeder: John Waugh; Owner: Mr. George M Sievers Ebbtide’s Sleepover At Ky-Wires JH (B) SR58138306 (5/15/10) by Jay-Mar’s We Don’t Do It For The Money JH x CH Ebbtide Miss Jerre; Breeder: Garnett P Persinger; Owner: Karen Bunch Hellbenders-Gilbert’s Teal JH (B) SR41197506 (5/23/10) by CH Valhalla’s Flying Dutchman JH x Hellbenders Fantasia; Breeder: Mary E Spies; Owner: Peter Gilbert Ottis Of Fox Run JH (D) SR37607401(5/1/10) by Eder’s Supreme Justice x Gracie Vom Savage; Breeder: Kevin Schmitz; Owner: Don Erlandson & Robert L Peterson Rimrock’s Sioux Zee Que JH (B) SR53879401 (5/2/10) by Rimrock’s Double Duty x CH Rimrocks Touch Of Spice; Breeder: Katherine Rager; Owner: Elaine Maloney & Edward Maloney Claddagh’s Hotcakes At Sangrud JH (B) SR57512201 (6/6/10) by CH Darnelle’s “Party On” JH x CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH; Breeder: James Witt & Helen Witt & Courtney Vogel & William Bastian; Owner: Paul Wehking & Kristin Wehking & Courtney Vogel & William Bastian Kaizan Jager Finn JH (D) SR35171003 (5/16/10) by Bazil Vom Woltjen x Ripsnorter Kaizan Millennium; Breeder: Keith Nash & Lisa Clipse; Owner: Michael Sikorski L.B.’s Good Golly Miss Dotty JH (B) SR55820007 (6/6/10) by Chump Change Midnight Howlin’ Hank SH x Vom Britt’s Iz A Belle SH; Breeder: Leo O Boman; Owner: Mr. Leo O Boman McNallys Scotians Boomer JH (D) SR50315101 (6/6/10) by Mcnally’s Super Harley x Scotians Sureshot’s Delight; Breeder: Ryan McNally; Owner: Norm Rademacher Nutte Von Balthazor JH (B) SR41403802 (6/6/10) by Winchester Von Rockies x Benelli Von Balthazor; Breeder: Myron Balthazor & Shannon Balthazor; Owner: Leo O Boman

CH Cynisters Ringmaster RN (D) SR34927201 (5/31/10) by CH Cynisters Coffin Keeper x Ch Cynisters Wish Upon A Star; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Audree J Anderson & Donald J Anderson

Wirewood’s Hunting Honey JH (B) SR49813510 (6/20/10) by Amigo Jam’s Pointer x Sadie Sharp Eye; Breeder: Bruce Carter; Owner: Mrs. Elaine M Maloney & Mr. Edward N Maloney

Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN (D) SR53690103 (7/17/10) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch

SENIOR HUNTER Leif Sharktooth Baughman SH (D) SR49537801 (5/23/10) by FC Von Duffin’s Shock And Awe x Von Duffin’s Coffee Nudge; Breeder: Ann P Duffin & Terry J Duffin; Owner: Larry Baughman

CH Idawire Fistful Of Dollars RN (D) SR44786807 (7/3/10) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x CH Idawire Zip A Dee Do Dah; Breeder: Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Don S Wallace & Ellen Herminghaus RALLY EXCELLENT Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger RE (D) SR44724403 (6/20/10) by Herr Neptun Vom Hessenjaeger x Frau Hessi Vom Hessenjaeger; Breeder: Margie Hollnagel; Owner: Mrs. Marlene Brzoska

CH Slh Wynnsome Not A Plain Zane SH (D) SR38192511 (6/5/10) by CH Caramel ‘N Heywire Larkspur Latte JH x CH Rlb’s Wynnsome Abby SH; Breeder: Steve Handevidt & Linda Handevidt; Owner: LaMar Gunnarson & Kay Gunnarson Tucker Lake Outpost Gunner TD SH NA (D) SR07561501 (6/6/10) by DC St Croix’s Diamond Jim x Greta’s Great Expectation; Breeder: Michael J Edwards; Owner: Robert Karrick & Ann Karrick ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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G W P R E S U LT S & S TA N D I N G S Ruger’s And Your Point Is SH (D) SR32061406 (7/17/10) by DC Nyramskov’s H. Hector x Nette Aus Klein-Hesel JH; Breeder: Ronald W Naten; Owner: George Juarez & Marina Juarez

NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER Paradox SGR Lady Madonna SH NA NAJ (B) SR47646105 (8/1/10) by SGR Burnt Toast x SGR Poison Ivy JH; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Jerry Falk & Paula Falk

Jed’s Ryan Von Henri SH (D) SR48693304 (8/21/10) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Timothy Ryan & Nicole Ryan

OPEN AGILITY CH Scotian Whiskey River OA NAJ (B) SR35640805 (5/23/10) by CH Wildacres Boxcar Willie SH x CH Scotian Jetset’s Dreamcatcher; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Jane Bonaccorso & Carolyn Isom; Owner: Chris Eberhardt & Laura Reeves-Locco

MASTER HUNTER FC AFC Cascade Maria MH (B) SN73239201 (5/23/10) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH x Marie’s Cascade Indiana; Breeder/Owner: Raymond L Calkins & Lynn M Calkins Wakotas Crazy Train MH (D) SR25283206 (5/22/10) by NAFC DC AFC Jay-Mar’s Cina’s Runaway Train MH x Rlb’s Whatever Lola Wants MH; Breeder/Owner: Christine L Kosman CH Weidenhugel Oscar V Boeing MH (D) SR12939910 (7/17/10) by Orbekskovens B. Victor x CH Weidenhugel Fanci V Einer; Breeder: Mildred L Revell; Owner: Charles Ramage & Rebecca Ramage & Nicole Lynn Owens Wireswest Radical Girl MH (B) SR44876605 (7/24/10) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX MH; Breeder/Owner: Meg Eden Leif Sharktooth Baughman MH (D) SR49537801 (8/21/10) by FC Von Duffin’s Shock And Awe x Von Duffin’s Coffee Nudge; Breeder: Ann P Duffin & Terry J Duffin; Owner: Larry Baughman NOVICE AGILITY Paradox SGR Lady Madonna SH NA (B) SR47646105 (7/31/10) by SGR Burnt Toast x SGR Poison Ivy JH; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Jerry Falk & Paula Falk

OPEN AGILITY JUMPER CH Scotian Whiskey River OA OAJ (B) SR35640805 (6/12/10) by CH Wildacres Boxcar Willie SH x CH Scotian Jetset’s Dreamcatcher; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Jane Bonaccorso & Carolyn Isom; Owner: Chris Eberhardt & Laura Reeves-Locco EXCELLENT AGILITY CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash AX AXJ (D) SR26011907 (5/2/10) by CH Geronimo’s Calypso Choice JH x CH Jay-Mar’s All That Glitters; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon; Owner: Donald J Anderson & Audree J Anderson MASTER EXCELLENT AGILITY Paradox SGR Ollie Get Back RN SH MX MXJ (D) SR02006002 (6/19/10) by FC AFC SGR T-Z’s Markus Von Pines SH x SGR Lucy In The Sky MH; Breeder/Owner: Paula Falk & Jerry Falk EXCELLENT AGILITY JUMPER PREFERRED Weidenhugel Sylvie V Merlin CD RE MX MXJ OAP AJP NFP (B) SN57198509 (5/15/10) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Weidenbach Ulla V Rap CD JH; Breeder: Cynthia L Heiller; Owner: Judith M Rowley & Barratt Rowley MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit XF (D) SR02055005 (6/6/10) by Vom Grafenauer Cascade Huba x Vom Grafenauer Can Of Corn; Breeder: Thomas Grafenauer; Owner: Ashlee Trotter

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German Wirehaired Pointer’s Tested 8/1/2010 to 12/3/2010 Invitational

Date

Cha

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Points Prize

Owner

VC AMY VD WESTMARK VC BARLEY VOM OKANOGAN-FLUSSTAL VC BONE POINT'S ELMO BRAHMS VOM ENTENMOOR CRAZY CASTOR'S ABBY NORMAL CRAZY CASTOR'S BUZZ SAW VC GRIFFS QUASIE LADY VC GRIFFS XPLOSIVE GRIZZLIE VC SCHWARZWALD'S BRAEDEN VC SCHWARZWALD'S BROCK SHARPE'S CREEK'S EDELWEISS SOUTH PAW VIXEN VC SUPER V BROWNING VC THUNDERHILL'S BELLE THUNDERHILLS BLACK KNIGHT TOP SHELF'S COLETTE VC TOP SHELF'S HOLY SMOKIN MARLEY

9/26/10 9/26/10 9/24/10 9/25/10 9/25/10 9/25/10 9/25/10 9/24/10 9/26/10 9/24/10 9/23/10 9/24/10 9/24/10 9/25/10 9/23/10 9/26/10 9/24/10

HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE HKE

4.59 3.32 3.66 4.58 7.38 3.42 3.39 2.84 4.13 4.13 10.32 3.88 6.46 3.66 7.80 6.30 3.11

197 193 193 168 178 170 200 197 200 196 174 185 185 200 149 153 200

BRET RODERICK NICK P MELLBY BRETT WOOD SHAE BIRKEY ROBERT A CASTOR-EKWALL RON K OAKLEAF DAN J GRIFFITH JOHN N NUNNES KYLE T HOUGH T GREGORY HALL DAVID S NORDQUIST BRIAN FOLEY DON VANDERLIP JEFFREY R PAULUS JAMES B MOE MICHAEL A BALL STEVEN L BUCK

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WLD SEM STC

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GEORGE PATSICAKIS ROGER W DOYLE KAY L GUNNARSON

WIC HRC MNC MNC SHE

9.57 8.58 6.60 11.06 11.73

106 110 101 106 112

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KEITH H KNESER ANDREW S UHLER MARK R JACOBS ROBERT R GILPIN SHERI L DONAUGH

STC

11.70

106

II

DAVID W GOELTL

STC

11.73

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BARRY A PETERSON

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CHAD KLASSEN

WMC

3.93

81

None

JOHN PARKER

WMC

3.90

93

III

JIM HILT

PNW

13.60

112

I

RONNY C BECKETT

CIL FRO SAB

14.16 14.29 15.60

82 104 89

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BONNIE J CRAWFORD LOREN TACKETT RICHARD J PENDERGAST

STN

9.63

112

I

JONATHAN K PRESCOTT

AGATHA VOM SLANEY-VALE 8/28/10 AIMN HI GO DADDY GIRL 8/29/10 AIMN HI JET STREAM 9/11/10 BIRD USED IN WATER ANDRA VOM WINDIGEN PUNKT 9/12/10 ANNI VOM TOTTON 8/29/10 9/5/10 BERNICE VOM SLANEY-VALE 8/22/10 BIRDCRAZY BLACK JACK 9/12/10 BIRDCRAZY CACCIATORE DEL BOSCO TEETH: UNDERSHOT 101,103,201,203,301,303,401 & 403 9/11/10 BIRDCRAZY ROCKY PROUD POINT TEETH: MISSING 305 BIRDCRAZY SHOOTER 9/12/10 TESTES: NEUTERED BIRDCRAZY SIR OSWALD 9/11/10 TEETH: MISSING 305 & 405 BLUE COLLAR DIESEL 9/12/10 TEETH: PUPPY TEETH BLUE COLLAR DUKE 9/11/10 TEETH: PUPPY TEETH BONE POINT'S IKE 9/10/10 COAT: LACKS FURNISHINGS BONNIEDALE'S VOGEL HUND 10/3/10 BOURG ROYAL'S IF BELLA 8/7/10 BOURG ROYAL'S IF GUNTHER 9/17/10 TEETH: MISSING 305 BRITTA VON ARGOS 9/18/10 TEETH: MISSING 305,405 & 406 10/3/10 BRYNN'S BACK FORTY ASHTON 9/17/10 CASSIE VOM RED-ROCK DAKOTA ROSE ACE IN THE HOLE 9/5/10 DAKOTA ROSE MAGIC MINNIE 8/28/10 DAY HILL'S BLACK POWDER 9/17/10 BITE: BUTT BITE DAYHILL'S SIR LANCEALOT 9/17/10 TEETH: EXTRA 205 DEUTSCH DUALLY'S DOUBLE DOWN 10/3/10 GRIFFS VIKING GRACIE LYNN 8/21/10 HAMMER VOM ENTENMOOR 8/29/10 TEETH: MISSING 305 HEIDELWOLF AVALANCHE 8/21/10 HEIDLWOLF ARIELA 9/12/10

Pass Pass Pass None None None Pass Pass Pass Pass None None Pass Pass None None Pass

WIL SNC SDC CDC SNC

7.87 10.70 14.50 14.26 7.87

80 112 107 112 112

None I II I I

MICHAEL W CASWELL PATRICK J MCDONAGH GENE R PETERSEN KEN L MISKAVIGE TYLER P BALL

SNC

7.87

112

I

ROGER P BALL

ZIA MTS CDC

8.16 13.61 8.71

110 112 112

I I I

BARBARA B BRADLEY MICHAEL A STOAKES TODD ROCKHOLD

KMC WIC

9.55 10.27

102 105

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DEUTSCH DUALLY'S DOUBLE DOWN GRIFFS VIKING GRACIE LYNN HAMMER G W P RVOM E S UENTENMOOR LT S & S TA N D I TEETH: MISSING 305 HEIDELWOLF AVALANCHE HEIDLWOLF ARIELA COAT: NO FURNISHINGS HEIDLWOLF AUTUMN HEISS DRAHT DEXTER Natural Ability

NGS

10/3/10 8/21/10 8/29/10

ZIA MTS CDC

8.16 13.61 8.71

110 112 112

I I I

BARBARA B BRADLEY MICHAEL A STOAKES TODD ROCKHOLD

8/21/10 9/12/10

KMC WIC

9.55 10.27

102 105

III II

MICHAEL D BERNDT RICHARD J BOETTCHER

8/21/10 8/20/10 Date

KMC NMC Cha

9.55 9.13 Yr-Mo

III 98 None 94 Points Prize

DONALD M STOWE BRENT R HASKIN Owner

9.42

98

II

JOE ZUPANCIC

10.74 9.84 9.07 11.13 11.13

87 87 112 112 110

None None I I I

STEPHEN FLETCHER DAVID L KENNICKER SHERI L DONAUGH ANTHONY K HAWS EDWIN A SHUPP

12.58

102

III

PAUL J HOLLER

11.23 8.68 6.61 15.61

77 108 75 87

None II None III

STEVEN WITTEN THOMAS DECKERT JEFFREY J HENKE COURTNEY J VOGEL

16.00

107

I

BARBARA B BRADLEY

12.87 6.93 11.23

97 112 108

III I I

THOMAS B ST CLAIR ARJEN KIELSTRA BRIAN L LUJAN

7.37 8.42

107 108

II I

GARY D ROBERTSON HAROLD W ROTH

10.68 7.26 15.65 9.10

101 112 112 92

II I I III

HEISS DRAHT DIAMOND 8/29/10 MIC TEETH: UNDERSHOT HEISS DRAHT DIVA QUEEN KOKO 10/8/10 HRT HERO VOM ENTENMOOR 10/2/10 WIL HH CLOVER CREEK'S AUTUMN BLAZE 9/12/10 SHE HH MOXIE'S PRETTY BOY SCHULTZ 11/14/10 RAP HH VIXENS LATE ARRIVAL 11/14/10 RAP TEETH: MISALIGNED 304 HIGHWIRE DUKE 8/21/10 MTS BITE: UNDERSHOT 101,102,103,201,202,203,301,302,303,401,402,403 INES VOM EISBARTEICH 10/8/10 HRT IZZY VOM ENTENMOOR 10/2/10 WIL JAMMER VOM ENTENMOOR 10/2/10 WIL KIMMAX CAMUS AT CLADDAGH 8/22/10 WRR TEETH: MISSING 305 LEOTI 10/3/10 ZIA TESTES: NEUTERED & COAT: NO FURNISHINGS LIDA VOM BUFFELTALER 8/6/10 GAK LUCA V DIONS HOEVE 9/11/10 SAK LUNA VOM HIMMELBOGEN 10/2/10 WIL TEETH: CROSS BITE MATCHLESS MISS CONDUCT 9/5/10 MNC NASH VOM TAPFEREN HERZEN 10/9/10 UMO TEETH: EXTRA 104 & 304 NEEKO VOM DAN-SON 10/3/10 ZIA NORDIC'S SCOURING BRILLO 8/28/10 NCW OWL CREEKS ASPEN 8/28/10 HDV PENNY III VOM KERVINSHOF 10/10/10 OKC PENNY JEAN VARISCO QUINCY GUSTAV VOM HESSENJAEGER TESTES: NEUTERED & COAT NO FURNISHING REECE'S JUSTBE CUZZ RENO V. DEN DREI TEUFELN SALIE SOO VON LIEBE TEETH: MISSING 105 THUNDERHILL'S HURRICANE TOP SHELF'S J IS FOR JADE TOP SHELF'S JAEGERMEISTER JOE TESTES: NEUETERED TOP SHELF'S JUKEBOX JUNKIE VOM BRITT PURPLE ZANE TEETH: EXTRA 205 & MISSING 405 WILDWING GRETTA WOODWIRES SASSY VOM DONNERHUND

8/29/10 8/21/10

FLC WRR

10.52 8.77

112 105

I II

GARY I HEIDLEBAUGH WESLEY JOHNSON DEANNA LAURA MUNCH MICHELE KERVINWOOLBRIGHT MIKE J VARISCO JOHN C MATTERN

8/21/10 9/12/10 8/22/10

WRR DVC RRV

6.97 8.03 8.26

112 112 85

I I None

JOHN E REECE JERRY R WESTERHOLM JOHN B FUGLEBERG

9/11/10 9/12/10 8/21/10

STC STC RRV

7.63 15.47 14.77

112 91 108

I III II

JEFFREY R PAULUS ALAN H CARLSON JEFF REISER

8/13/10 9/12/10

WMV STC

14.52 14.53

102 87

III III

JAMES R WELCH DANA E BRUNSTROM

9/4/10 9/12/10

BGS WMC

15.13 4.80

112 107

I II

LAURIE LOHRER BRETT WOOD

Utility Preparatory Test

Date

Cha

Yr-Mo

Points Prize

Owner

WIL

1.42

119

III

MICHAEL W CASWELL

BACK FORTY ELSA 10/3/10 TEETH: MISSING 105,205,305 & 405 & CROSS BITE DARE DEVIL CLAIRE VOM ARBACH 9/5/10 DAYHILL'S WHITETAIL KIWI 9/18/10 DOZER'S MAJESTY MOOSE 9/11/10 LOU VOM ORION 8/14/10 MUTILATION OF GAME MAX VOM WILLOW ROCK 8/28/10 RLB'S SAGE SEDONA TIMECAM 9/18/10 SCOTIAN SMOKED AT BOURG-ROYAL 8/22/10 Utility Test Date

BGS SNC WMC WMV

3.09 4.30 2.65 2.20

110 181 149 130

None I II None

MARTIN HUDSON TYLER P BALL MARK K TAYLOR A JOHN TACKE

WLD SNC EQC Cha

2.36 1.92 2.31 Yr-Mo

114 166 142 Points

None III III Prize

JOE F NIEDERLEITNER AL BRAZDZIONIS GILBERT TREMBLAY Owner

ADMIRAL HOOCH PHARM D ALEK V88D BRIESE WIRE NEWS ©2010 GWPCA ANDRA V ARGOS

RRV NCW STN

3.15 4.69 1.72

201 184 161

I None None

STEVEN K RIETZ JEROME SCHENCK PAMELA C MENOTTI

8/22/10 8/29/10 9/19/10


RLB'S SAGE SEDONA TIMECAM SCOTIAN SMOKED AT BOURG-ROYAL Utility Test

9/18/10 8/22/10 Date

SNC EQC Cha

ADMIRAL HOOCH PHARM D ALEK V D BRIESE ANDRA V ARGOS ANNIE VOM DRURYHAUS TEETH: MISSING 205 ARRAK V DEN MEADOW LAKES TEETH: BROKEN 201 BIRDCRAZY AYZEL BLUE COLLAR CHEYENNE BONE POINT'S DARK STAR BONE POINT'S FOSTER BONE POINT'S GABBY BONE POINT'S GEYSER BONE POINT'S GRACE COAT LACKS FURNISHINGS CARLO III V D WISSOWER KLINKEN TEETH: EXTRA 205 CHIEF V D RITTERBURG CRAZY CASTOR'S BEELZEBUB TEETH: UNDERSHOT CRAZY CASTOR'S BLUE BILL CRAZY CASTOR'S BOMB SHELL DEUTSCH DUALLYS BABY GRACE DOUBLE LL KEYSHA DOUBLE LL LUCKY DOUBLE LL MAC EMILY VOM RAINMAKER FIONA VOM DESERT DANCER FRITZ VOM DESERT DANCER GRIFFS QUASIE NICK GRIFFS VIKING BERKLEY GRIFFS VIKING CHEWBACCA TEETH: MISSING 305 HAILEY V DEN DREI TEUFELN HEDGEWOOD BLITZ HEIDLWOLF DELLA HEXE VOM ELDERBACH HIGH POWER'S VICTORIA ACESFULL HONGFJELLETS VASSILIJ BITE: BUTT BITE IRMI VOM FALKENBERG TEETH: MISSING 201 IZAAK VOM BUFFELTALER KIEFER SEE'S DANGER RANGER LIGHT V DEN DREI TEUFELN MEGALLOWAY BLUESDOG TEETH:MISSING 405 MIKA VOM WIREDHAUS PRAIRIE POINT GRACE RAHNHAUS'S WILDWING V GO BOY RUBY THE ROOSTER MACHINE TEETH: MISSING 308 & 408 SCOTIAN HOLY SMOKES SHARPE'S CREEK'S ISLAY SIRAHS RIPLEY BLUE FETCHES FEATHERS TEETH: MISSING 305 & 405 TC BLACKJACK MORROW THREE DEVILS JASPER THUNDERHILL'S MAGNUM MAGZ TIMO II V BOCKENHAGEN AT KIMMAX TOP SHELF'S FARGO FRITTER TOP SHELF'S FOREVER FAITHFUL TOP SHELF'S IN THE NICK OF TIME TOP SHELF'S REMY EXPRESS TEETH: MISSING 105 VOM BRITT ENGES CYCLONE TESS VOM GRAFENAUER NIVEN HOMER VOM WOLTJEN KRIEGHOFF Utility Test

8/22/10 8/29/10 9/19/10 9/4/10

RRV NCW STN TOC

9/12/10

WINDRIDGE FALL FLIGHT FRANCHI

AL BRAZDZIONIS III 1.92 166 2.31 142 III GILBERT TREMBLAY Yr-MoG WPoints P R EPrize S U L TOwner S &STANDING

S

3.15 4.69 1.72 2.80

201 184 161 199

I None None I

STEVEN K RIETZ JEROME SCHENCK PAMELA C MENOTTI HARRY K CARR

SAC

3.89

204

I

JENNY HORSTMAN

8/21/10 8/27/10 8/21/10 8/22/10 9/11/10 9/12/10 8/15/10

EQC TVN GCV EQC PNW PNW WMV

2.17 2.36 4.39 3.22 2.07 2.08 2.00

173 176 168 188 178 198 182

III II III II II I II

GINO ALBERT DOMINIC C BACHMAN JAMES R PEASE GILBERT TREMBLAY KELLY D JOBES KATE WILLIS JAMES R WELCH

8/28/10

FLC

4.43

192

I

HANS GRUBER

8/7/10 8/28/10

GAK RMC

3.46 3.34

148 185

III II

JOHN A HADDIX II TROY D BECK

8/28/10 8/28/10 10/3/10 9/5/10 9/5/10 9/3/10 8/27/10 8/22/10 8/14/10 10/9/10 9/3/10 9/3/10

RMC RMC ZIA BGS BGS SDC NCW GCV SMN HRT SDC SDC

3.34 3.34 2.48 4.38 4.38 4.37 4.90 2.53 2.51 3.43 1.75 1.17

195 191 183 171 159 204 169 156 204 168 191 204

I III III None None I None None I III II I

PETE MCINTOSH RON K OAKLEAF JAMES M DEJAYNES LONNIE MEYER CHRISTOPHER MEYER JASON C MEYER DAVID R LEITNER ROBERT L RITTENHOUSE GUNNAR KRUGER TC MORROW DANIEL R MENKE JOHN N NUNNES

8/27/10 10/10/10 8/22/10 9/11/10 10/2/10 9/11/10

TVN HRT KMC WMC CIL DVC

3.56 3.48 4.08 6.48 4.83 3.46

164 204 178 195 170 198

III I None I III I

ALAN H MANAS SHAWN A WETZLER ALAN HEIDL DALE R GARDNER GREGORY A DUBOIS MORTEN NILSEN

8/29/10

HRC

7.55

181

II

JONATHAN K PRESCOTT

9/11/10 9/10/10 9/11/10 9/12/10

DVC STC YAN YAN

2.71 2.41 2.41 7.28

195 204 180 166

I I II None

TIMOTHY A OTTO NATHAN STEEBER REMILLIE NORSWORTHY SUSAN J RILEY

8/22/10 8/22/10 9/6/10 8/28/10

MTS RRV BGS RMC

3.29 2.68 2.44 1.83

198 184 181 174

I II II II

JOE J RODRIGUEZ SR MARK VANBEEK ROCKY L GILLEARD PHILLIP BOOGHIER

10/30/10 9/12/10 9/25/10

TXS OGR SCC

2.50 3.56 2.41

160 204 186

None I II

JEFFREY G SUGGS JEFF SOWERBY JON S VESELY

10/9/10 9/19/10 9/10/10 8/21/10 11/13/10 8/29/10 9/5/10 8/27/10

HRT STN STC KMC RAP CDC BGS NCW

2.29 2.69 2.64 4.21 4.57 4.37 1.92 5.17

173 179 202 189 191 196 169 179

III II I I II I None III

TC MORROW THOMAS R BROUGHAM JOEL MCVINNIE COURTNEY J VOGEL THOMAS A SNYDER BRIAN E MCCLASKIE DAVY A CAVEN LINDA BENNETT

9/10/10 9/11/10 10/2/10 Date

STC WIC POT Cha

2.51 2.22 3.39 Yr-Mo

196 190 171 Points

II II None Prize

KENNETH W JONES TERRY F NIVEN JAMES WILEY Owner

9/11/10

DVC

3.32

167

None

MATTHEW E BEAM

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TEETH: MISSING 105 VOM BRITT ENGES CYCLONE TESS GVOM W PGRAFENAUER R E S U L T S NIVEN & S THOMER ANDI VOM WOLTJEN KRIEGHOFF Utility Test

NGS

WINDRIDGE FALL FLIGHT FRANCHI WIREDWEST MOST WANTED

9/10/10 9/11/10 10/2/10 Date

STC WIC POT Cha

2.51 2.22 3.39 Yr-Mo

196 190 171 Points

II II None Prize

KENNETH W JONES TERRY F NIVEN JAMES WILEY Owner

9/11/10 9/4/10

DVC BGS

3.32 2.41

167 191

None III

MATTHEW E BEAM J SCOTT BARNER

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Field Top Ten January Through August 2010 Field Top Ten Rankings are based on dogs defeated. Submitted by Lynn Sandor email sandorcpa@comcast.net Dog Name

#

Owner

Dogs Defeated

Number of Placements

182 64 55 46 41 38 35 35 34 28

5 3 4 2 4 2 3 3 2 1

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

NAFC DC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now M Ezzo/B Brawn, PA NAFC DC AFC Griffiths Willy Be Mine?C & D Griffith, OR NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show R Haukoos, IA Zippin Calahoo Q Wiseman NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe J & S Williams, OR FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH N Solt, UT AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH V Grimslid, WI Cascade Honest Abe R & L Calkins, OR DC Wildwings Shameless L Sandor, CA FC Wilson's Dp Trish JH J Houghton

In Open Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 20 GWPs placed 41 times, defeating 699 dogs. AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 9 10

Wingfield's High Cotton JH AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH FC AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH Cascade Honest Abe FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH Big Oaks Jacpine Savage Sure Shot's Pretty Please DC Cascade Tumalo Tess Ruger's And Your Point Is Zippin Calahoo

D & P Coller V Grimslid, WI A McGrane, IA R & L Calkins, OR N Solt, UT V Grimslid, WI S & J Sorenson, WA J & S Williams, OR G & M Juarez Q Wiseman

39 33 29 21 20 20 18 17 14 13

2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

In Amateur Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 15 GWPs placed 23 times, defeating 268 dogs. JUNIOR DOGS (PUPPY/DERBY COMBINED) 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8 9 10

Jay-Mar's Walk The Line M Braddock/N Litwin Cascade Dasha R & L Calkins, OR Cascade Tina R & L Calkins, OR Jay-Mar's How Do You Like Me Now JHP & C Hieber/N Litwin, CA Brillow's Wild West Ponder Rosa J Sodoro Jay-Mar's Ready To Run P & C Hieber/N Litwin, CA Okk Burlap D Vater Snips Sugar Cookie JH B Roe, GA Rlb's Flirting With Fame JH D & F Marsh/C Heiller, CA Zips Sonic Boom L Cummins In Junior Dogs, a total of 21 GWPs placed 49 times, defeating 307 dogs.

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