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Wire~News

The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

D E PA RT M E N T S Photos from left: Kay Braddock’s Jet with a pile, Kay’s Belle makes a jump & Ashlee Trotter’s Spirit on the dogwalk

Spring 2011 - Performance & Breeder Issue

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Club Business

National Saddle Raffle New Members & Catalog Ads 2011 Nationals Info Editor & Bulletins Staff & Board Members President’s Message Treasurer’s Report Maturity Sweepstakes AKC Delegate’s Report AKC PAC Donation AKC CHF Donation Code of Ethics

Index to Advertisers

Cover Wireworks Kennel - Angela Milowski Inside Front Wirewest Kennels - Meg Eden 3 Pam & Larry Kincaid 6 Ashlee Trotter 7 Ashlee Trotter 11 Wireworks Kennel - Angela Milowski 34-35 Justa GWPs - Bernee Brawn 59 Purina 62 Vern Grimslid 63 Wired West Kennels - Matt Solt 64 Speedway Farm - Mike & Kay Braddock 65 Ann Duffin Inside Back Idawire GWPs - Jodi Quesnell Back Cover Willamette GWPs - Lisa Popescu

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A RT I C L E S Re g u l a r Fe a t u r e s

21 OFA Results 22 CHIC Program 32 Becky’s Letter 36 Obedience 38 Good Dog! 40 Wired Reading 41 Wired Living 42 In the Company of Dogs 45 Open Range 51 Agility Standings 52 Obedience & BIS Standings 53 Junior Standings 54 Rally Standings & Breed Point 55 New Titles 58 Field Top Ten

Ashlee Trotter with Spirit on the Table - Photo by Kathleen Sanderson

S p e c i a l Fe a t u r e s

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New Look of GWPCA Rescue Update on SD Dogs AKC Agility Event New AKC Beginner Novice Class A Funny Thing Happened Judges Ballot Top Sires & Dams 2010 Top Sires & Dams 1987 - 2010

On the Cover “Tea” CH. WireWorks Tea Party For Two is our first home-bred champion. In every way, Tea has exceeded our dreams. Her wonderful showmanship, along with her lovely style and correct structure, brought her success at the 2010 Nationals, a championship and a recent group placement. We know that 2011 holds great promise for Tea and each of her younger siblings.

Angela Milowski

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New Members

WILKOMMEN

Jeffrey & Mary Brown 7329 Hooking Rd McLean, VA 22101 (703) 288-3185 sagadogs@bluebottle.com

Mike & Kathi Zelenik 520 Timber Crest Drive Columbia, SC 29229 (803) 738-5330 wizeman52@yahoo.com

Larry Evans 420 Parkam Lane West Union, SC 29696 (864) 710-8680 whoadogs@hotmail.com

Jerry & Mary Jo Bish PO Box 16136 Fish Rd Pemberville, OH 43450 (419) 287-3278 timoria@wcnet.org

Ashley Nitinthorn 9235 Gabribaldi Ave Temple City, CA 90780 (626) 695-9159 ashleynicole_89@yahoo.com

Martin & Marcie Compton 6296 Redfern Circle Portage, MI 49024 (269) 290-5560 mcompton@bellsbeer.com

Shanon Emerick 1314 #1 29th Ave Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 750-8664 facerenee@yahoo.com

Thomas & Thomas Jr. Snyder 328 Wyok Rd Johnson City, NY 13790 (607) 862-3878 tymder610@aol.com

Mark & Rebecca Smith N4355 County Rd DG Fall River, WI 53932 (920) 484-6443 remark@centurytel.net

Jennifer Jacobs & Lee Friess 38 Haven Rd Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 559-9008 leaflet@gator.net

James Brown 3621 Valley Oak Drive Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 667-2899 jimhez.brown@gmail.com

Jon & Cindy Meyer 2146 Brackenshine Circle, Jackson, MS 39211 (601) 366-9470 jrmeyer@rol.net

Michael & Angie Johnson 1450 Marker Rd Polk City, FL 33868-6203 (863) 576-3064 angiehef@aol.com

Here is your chance to brag about a recent title, latest leg, field accomplishment, or your rug-warming homebody‛s antics. GWPCA National Specialty Catalogs are kept on hand for many years and become a part of breed history. Be a part of that history !! The cost is only $60 per page with one photo, and $50 for each additional page. Business/corporate ads . . . $70, GWP clubs . . . $55, Half page ad with a photo . . . $40, Business card posting . . . $25

Deadline for receipt of catalog ads is Saturday, August 6th. Ad price includes one photo scan & re-sizing, ad layout, opportunity to proof your ad before printed, and hard copy of your page to keep. You may also send your desired text by email and then forward your scanned photo electronically — make sure it is 300 dpi or better. If you want to send a page that is print-ready, please send it in InDesign, Photoshop, or a high resolution PDF, and include your scanned photo as a separate file. (No Word or Word Publisher pages. Text only.) Mailed photos will be returned at the specialty unless you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission. Don’t forget to place your name on the back of each photo.

Send mailed photo and desired text to: GWPCA Specialty Catalog Ads / Arden Shaw 4891 Ballantrae Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-1001 Please include your check (in US funds) payable to GWPCA. If you send your ad or pic electronically, you may pay by check to the address above, or by phoning your credit or debit card number to Arden at the number below. Questions? Contact Arden at (248) 851-9729 or arden@specialtydogshows.com ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS 9


2011 GWPCA Nationals Ionia, Michigan Hosted by Fort Detroit GWP Club

Come see the beautiful fall colors of Michigan and join us for, what

Sue DeGraw, Nationals Coordinator schnellberg@comcast.net Barb Tucker, Show Chairman Kay Braddock, Obedience/Rally Trial Chairman John Schoonover, Field Trial Chairman Mark Sargent, Hunt Test Chairman Roger Doyle, Donations

we promise, will be a memorable There is camping available at the fairgrounds and at the field trial grounds.

Nationals!

Event Calendar: Thurs. Sept. 29, 2011 - All Breed Obedience, Beginner Novice & Welcome Party Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 - Fort Detroit GWP Club Specialty & Sweeps, National GWP Obedience/Rally & All Star Invitational Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 - Futurity, National Sweepstakes, Maturity, All Breed Agility & National Meeting Sun. Oct. 2, 2011 - GWPCA National Specialty Show, Jr. Showmanship, All Breed Agility & Awards Banquet Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 - Hunt Test Day 1, Field Trial & Water Test Tues. Oct. 4, 2011 - Hunt Test Day 2, Field Trial October 5 to Conclusion - Field Trial **All Information is Subject to Change

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Wrangler Available

Host Hotel –

American Inn & Suites, Ionia 616-527-2200 The rate is $62.00 per night with a 1x dog fee of $6.00. Give code “GWPCA”. If you’re staying through the field events give "GWPCA Extended" to receive this rate.


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U G LY D U C K P R I N T F O U N D !

Fr o m t h e E d i t o r Happy Spring to You All!

In my last column, I mentioned that I planned to start cutting costs on the WireNews, so the cost of producing it is more in line with the revenue supporting it. As Ray mentions in his message within, the advertising is critical if we don’t want to slash the publication to the bare bones. This issue is 32 pages smaller than the last one. I think it will be a manageable size for all but the Nationals reporting issue. Many of the writing staff involved when I took on this role hasn’t contributed for a while, but some new writers have stepped up to fill their shoes, er, pages. THANK YOU! The WireNews will continue to evolve as a matter of fact, and new contributors are always welcome and needed. I also chose a less expensive paper for this issue, but only after some research into what some well-designed publications are using. The intent is to cut cost, not quality. Let me know if you like it, or not. I may try some different papers in the future if this one isn’t just right. Along the lines of bringing in more revenue, if anyone would want to join the WireNews’ staff as advertising manager, please contact me. It would be of great benefit to have someone contact various hunting and other dog-supply companies about placing ads in our magazine. Thanks to all the advertisers and contributors – the WireNews would be nothing without you. And, let’s get beyond the notion that the covers of the WireNews, or any other advertisement, has to be for some big announcement or award. Just do an ad to celebrate your dog!!

Ellen Herminghaus

Bulletins Ugly Duck Print Found! Sylvia found it stuck in a box with a bunch of rescue stuff, so empty your pockets and your purses, and start saving that change and those dollar bills! It will once again be auctioned at the 2011 Nationals and you won’t want to miss bidding on this wonderful piece of artwork that will bring grace and beauty to your home. Save up and get ready to out bid your competitors for this prized piece! All proceeds will go to the National GWP Rescue, Inc.! Correction! On page 52 & 53 of the Winter 2010 WireNews, the names of Kay Braddock’s dogs were mixed up. Belle was the High-In-Trial winner at the Sea-Tac trial. Jet was the High-In-Trial winner of the National Obedience trial. Your ads posted on the GWPCA website! Get more bang for your advertising dollars now that your ads will be posted on the club website. See the ads from the Winter 2010 WireNews posted on: http://www.gwpca.com/WireNews.html Local Clubs Look for the GWPCA local club information on the website: http://www.gwpca.com/Local.html

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GWPCA & Wire~News Staff WireNews Editor - Ellen Herminghaus - wirenewseditor@gmail.com 6313 Saintsbury Ct. Oklahoma City, OK 73132 (405) 722-7043 Column Agility Agility & Obedience Standings Becky’s Therapy Dog Update Canine Health Field Top 10 From the Whelping Box Good Dog! In the Company of Dogs Junior Talk NAVHDA New Titles Open Range Obedience OFA Rescue column Show standings Wired Living Wired for Reading

Contact Email contact info Ashlee Trotter training@creativepaws.com Lori Sargent birddog@windsweptwires.net Ann Duffin gr8gwp@yahoo.com Robin Nelson GWPoint@aol.com Lynn Sandor sandorcpa@comcast.net Laura Myles invernesskennels@frontier.com Debra Galan-Parsons deb507@ptd.net Richard Hirneisen rich.hirneisen@gmail.com WANTED Courtney Vogel courtneyvogel@hotmail.com Lori Sargent birddog@windsweptwires.net Diane Turner DTurner596@aol.com Greg Dubois grgdubois@comcast.net Cathy Milachek Ciaradoc@aol.com Diane Turner DTurner596@aol.com Lori Sargent birddog@windsweptwires.net Beth Hollenberg patokagwp@verizon.net Jodi Quesnell idawiregwps@isp.com

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

justagwp@tradenet.net

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

2011 GWPCA Board of Directors President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 gwpcascade@aol.com Vice President Elizabeth Dixon, N7815 County Rd N, Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675 bkwdsgwp@svtel.net Secretary Michelle Boyd, 617 Taylor St., Greenville, IL 62246 (618) 664-2250 jboyd1@newwavecomm.net Treasurer Erika Brown, 236 Park Ave, Woodstock, GA 30188 (770) 591-4329 geauxerika@yahoo.com Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, 13838 St. Highway 198, Conneautville, PA 16406 (814) 587-2365 13838@windstream.net Midwest Director Chuck Casanova, 19910 Platte View Rd, Gretna, NE 68028 (402) 691-9489 gwpoint@aol.com Western Director Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197 aspendel@aol.com ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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President’s Message

As I consider my first president’s message, I feel it is worth introducing myself to the membership. Many of you know me, but many do not. I grew up in Iowa hunting pheasants. After graduating from Iowa State University in 1972 with a degree in veterinary medicine, Lynn and I moved west. In 1974 we purchased our first GWP as a hunting companion and joined the GWPCA. The GWPC of Southern California introduced us to field trials and dog shows. We traveled to Washington for our first National event in 1976. On the way, we looked at a small animal clinic in Oregon and found a home. In Oregon we co-founded the Oregon GWPC and the Cascade NAVHDA Chapter. I have only missed two Nationals since 1976. My primary love is hunting and trialing GWP’s, but occasionally I get involved in showing my bird dogs. I have been fortunate to have owned two dual champions, both owner bred, trained and handled. “Cade” and “Ike” have combined to win 6 National Championships, both are master hunters and “Cade” earned his NAVHDA UT. The economy has had an effect on all of us as well as the national club. Much of the Board’s focus will be on improving “our” financial condition, finding more cost effective ways of doing business and increasing income. We have a GREAT newsletter!!! BUT to maintain the quality will require advertising support from inside and outside the membership. Dues do not cover the expenses of such a great newsletter. Look for changes with increasing utilization of the internet for more timely communication with the membership. Feel free to contact me or your Board representative with comments or suggestions. See you in Michigan in October!

Ray Calkins Need Committee Chair! The GWPCA Board of Directors is seeking a chair for German Wirehaired Pointer University committee to take over the reins from Joy Brewster. Joy did an outstanding job in creating the position and organizing the first three events. The first GWPU was held with the National Events in ’08 with the goal of offering educational opportunities to the breeders, owners, exhibitors and members of the GWPCA. The University is modeled on a similar program used by the Basset Hound Club of America. It is one of the many services provided to GWPCA members. The Chair of the Committee develops topics of interest and educational opportunities for the GWPCA membership at the annual National Events. Topics for the event are proposed to the NEC, then forwarded to the BOD for approval. The Chair plans, organizes and schedules the event in conjunction with the National Events Committee and Local Host Club (when appropriate). The position requires 5+ years membership with the GWPCA, attendance at GWPCA national events for a minimum of five years, an understanding of the issues of interest to breeders and owners, ability to work independently and as part of the National Events Committee team, willingness to contact speakers, negotiate contracts and solicit input from the membership. Members who are interested in the position should submit information and notice to GWPCA Secretary Michelle Boyd by April 19th.

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January 1, 2011 - mARCH 15, 2011 By erika Brown, Treasurer, GWPCA

January 01, 2011- March 15, 2011 All Star Maturity Delegate Rescue

General Fund

New Account Expense Advertisment Delegate Meeting Judges Education Materials Meeting Expenses Communication Expenses AKC Breed Flyers Postage

$1,109.08 $113.55 $6,784.98 $12,825.72

$69.00 $107.00 $200.00 $251.00 $154.52 $153.00 $14.31 $61.84 $7,029.18

Marley takes a break from bookkeeping to browse the WireNews Photo by Angie Johnson

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Welcoming The Show MaturityA New Adjunct To The GWPCA Futurity Program With the approval of the GWPCA Board, the new Show Maturity program will be “officially” launched in 2013 at the National Specialty! It will showcase wirehairs whelped from 4/1/11 – 3/31/12 whose Futurity eligible year would be 2012. Since the age range of Futurity dogs is 6 – 18 months, extending that out a year would make the Maturity age range approximately 18 – 30 months. In other words, any German Wirehaired Pointer puppy born on April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012 may be nominated for the inaugural, “official” Maturity! Following are Maturity Whelp Dates for the years 2013 – 2015. Whelp Dates Maturity Year 4/1/11 – 3/31/12 2013 4/1/12 – 3/31/13 2014 4/1/13 – 3/31/14 2015 The Maturity will involve the same wirehairs that were eligible for a given year’s Futurity – after they’d had a year to grow up. Its intent would be two-fold, to allow eligible wirehairs to compete at an elite, prestigious National level as mature specimens of the breed, and to reward those wirehairs that most closely conform to the approved breed standard, through the awarding of cash prizes derived from nomination fees, forfeits and entry fees, to their breeder(s) and owners(s). As a bonus, it will provide an additional class to enter besides the Specials class or Regular classes at the National, and will give us another chance to see and evaluate promising dogs, who, if they don’t go on to the Specials ring, often disappear from view as youngsters, and are not seen again at Nationals until they’re brought out as Veterans. There will be no age division in the judging. Males and females will be judged separately. The winner of the dog class will be awarded the title of Best Dog in Maturity. The winner of the bitch class will be Best Bitch in Maturity. The Best Dog in Maturity and the Best Bitch in Maturity will then compete for Grand Maturity Winner. Monies will be awarded to the owners(s) and the breeder(s) of the winning dogs. Criteria and guidelines are in the works, and will soon be available online and in the Summer edition of the Wire-News. Nomination forms will be made available as soon as possible. All owners of record must be GWPCA members. For further information, contact Audrey Meinke, fairwindxx@sbcglobal.net.

Maturity Sweepstakes - 2011 And 2012 Since whelp date considerations dictate that a true Maturity can’t readily be put into place until 2013, the SEAC, encouraged by the great success of the 2009 Start-Up Maturity, would like to offer an event to be called a MATURITY SWEEPSTAKES at both the 2011 and 2012 National Specialties. We had lots of positive comments about our trial venture. And a questionnaire distributed at the ‘09 event was unanimous in its responses - everyone enjoyed themselves and wanted to see it continued! As was the eligibility requirement in ‘09, the Sweepstakes would be open to ANY German Wirehaired Pointer who is between the ages of 18 - 30 months (a timely extension of the Futurity guidelines) on the date of the event, and who is otherwise eligible for entry into AKC conformation events. Any German Wirehaired Pointer who simply meets the age and AKC criteria is welcome to enter. There will be no class divisions other than gender. These two Maturity Sweepstakes would be funded solely by entry fees and, hopefully, some sponsor donations. Guidelines and entry forms will be available online. For additional information, contact Audrey Meinke, fairwindxx@sbcglobal.net. 16

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March 2011 AKC Delegates Meeting - New Jersey By Pat Laurans, Delegate, GWPCA

On Monday morning I chaired the Parent Club Committee. A few of the topics of substance were • Committee appointed to study the BOM program and Parent Clubs and to develop a Parent Club recognition and stimulus program • The moratorium on new clubs as it pertains to local breed clubs. • The Breed Photos being used with the Breed standards for each breed – electronic applications for I phones. • The role Parent Clubs can play assisting the AKC in communicating our values to the public. • Committee appointment to study the different things Parent Clubs do to encourage and assist Junior Handlers. Following our meeting we had a working lunch followed by 1. Attending other committees meetings, and 2. The Delegate Caucus – Subject Q & A of the 6 individuals running for the Board of Directors. From 5:00 to 6:30 PM I participated in the Coordinating Committee Meeting with 7 other committee heads and the AKC President and Vice Chairman to share information and plan for the future. Tuesday morning’s Forum was led by AKC CEO James Stevens. The topic was Finance 101. Following the Forum the Board of Directors election was held to fill 3 slots. Elected to the BOD after two ballots were Robert Amen, Carmen Battaglia, and Steven Gladstone. During the meeting we heard reports from • Chairman of the Board of Directors • President • CFO Awards were presented to: William Blair and Stanley Saltzman. They were each saluted for 40 years of service to the AKC as Delegates. Next at the meeting was a vote was on the proposed amendments to Chapter 10 and Chapter 15, Section of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Duties and Responsibilities of ShowVeterinarians, and Protests Against Dogs. This would, in Chapter 10, update the requirements for show veterinarians to better accommodate on-call veterinarians and require clubs to inform them of their duties. In Chapter 15, this amendment would include the Event Committee in the process of removing dogs from the show, and eliminate the requirement for a form, and to assign the fiscal responsibility for veterinary expenses. The Board recommended its approval. By recommendation of the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee, the proposal was further amended without objection. ..."of the event" was struck and "where treatment is provided" was inserted. There were two-thirds in the affirmative and the amendment was adopted. The next vote was on the proposed amendment to Chapter 2, Section 4, of Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Making Application to Hold a Dog Show. This amendment would create a common deadline for the application and judges' panel in an effort to reduce confusion by clubs. There were two-thirds in the affirmative and the amendment was adopted. The amendment to Article VI, Section 5, new paragraph, of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club, which was to have been read at the meeting, is going back to the Board for modification. The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Article VII, Section 1 of the Charter and Bylaws of The American Kennel Club. The amendment would make AKC Board members who have served two consecutive terms ineligible for reelection for the length of one four-year term. The AKC Board of Directors has made no recommendation. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2011 meeting. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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The AKC PAC By Pat Laurans, Delegate, GWPCA The AKC PAC is a very important tool to help counteract Animal Rights Groups. The AKC PAC can only receive monies from individuals, not clubs or organizations. For this reason, it is important that we each take the initiative to make a personal contribution.

Why should club members contribute to the AKC PAC?

Animal Rights groups do not see dogs the way we do. They work every day to influence legislators and legislation through misleading, untrue, and harmful misinformation. They support laws that will tell you whether you can breed your dogs, how many you can own, and even which breeds you can have. The freedoms we take for granted now could vanish overnight, law by restrictive law. We cannot let our detractors define us. We must let our legislators know the truth and support those who defend us. You can do your part by supporting the AKC PAC.

What the AKC PAC Can Do For You

The rights of responsible dog owners are under attack. State legislaturesacross the country continue to introduce bills that seek to infringe on your ability to own dogs—including mandatory spay/neuter, ownership limits, warrantless search and seizure, and breed ownership bans. The American Kennel Club Political Action Committee (AKC PAC) helps elect legislators who share our commitment to reasonable laws that protect our rights and promote responsible dog ownership and breeding. It demonstrates that dog owners will hold their representatives accountable for how they vote on dog issues, and that they stand behind leaders who share our beliefs. Contributing to the AKC PAC greatly enhances the efforts of the AKC Government Relations Department and its ability to fight for your rights as a dog owner. It also allows the AKC to provide tangible support to leaders who protect your right to own dogs and to fight those who seek to infringe on those rights.

You Can Make a Difference!

Here’s how it works: Contributions to the AKC PAC are used to support the candidacy of leaders who defend your rights as a dog owner. No matter what amount you choose to give, 100 percent of that money goes directly to support the campaigns of candidates who share our commitment to reasonable laws that protect your rights and promote responsible dog ownership and breeding. Although you cannot earmark funds for specific candidates, as a contributor, you can recommend legislators to the AKC Government Relations Department whom you believe deserve AKC PAC support. The more legislators there are who support our values, the more assured you can be that your rights will be protected. It’s that simple!

Contribute Today!

Candidates are already beginning their campaigns for the 2010 elections. Please consider contributing today so that we can immediately start spreading the message that we stand behind those who protect our rights and promote responsible dog ownership. Please visit www.akc.org/pac or call (919) 816-3720 and help ensure that your Congress and state legislature support your dog and your rights!

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Support the AKC PAC! Use this form: Name______________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________ City State Zip ______________________________________________________________________ Employer / Occupation ______________________________________________________________ I am a United States Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.___________ Check or cash enclosed for full amount (Make checks payable to AKC PAC) $ ____________ Credit Card payment enclosed $___________ Charge to my personal Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Account# Exp. Date ______________________ Club Affiliation _____________________________________________________________________ Phone ____________________Email ___________________________________________________ Contributor’s Signature ________________________________ Date _______________________

AKC PAC thanks you for your generous contribution! The American Kennel Club has taken the lead in supporting legislation across the country that protects the rights of responsible dog owners. Our new AKC Political Action Committee gives us an additional tool with which to influence legislators. Through the PAC, we can demonstrate a unity of purpose that helps us advance a positive legislative agenda. The AKC PAC collects voluntary contributions from individuals and uses these donations to support candidates who defend dog owners’ rights and can effectively influence legislation impacting animal owners. Your donation will be bundled with contributions from AKC club members across the country to strengthen our support for reasonable, enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of purebred dogs and do not restrict the rights of breeders and owners who take their responsibilities seriously. Contributions to this committee are not deductible on federal tax returns. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. The maximum annual contribution is $5,000 to AKC PAC. All contributions are voluntary. AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB PAC, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617-3390

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

In Memory of:

CH Wildacres Boxcar Willie SH From: Chuck Casanova and Robin K. Nelson For more information on the AKC Canine Health Foundation, please visit their website at: akcchf.org

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OFA Results OFA Number Registration # DDM GWP-DNA-37/S SR33117301 GWP-DNA-36/S SR49962001 Elbows GWP-EL492M80-NOPI SR16649905 GWP-EL494F76-VPI SR18095103 GWP-EL496F50-VPI SR38004503 GWP-EL493F42-VPI SR42594801 GWP-EL488F38-VPI SR43476505 GWP-EL495F38-VPI SR46612901 GWP-EL487F28-VPI SR49804504 GWP-EL485F28-VPI SR50180304 GWP-EL490F24-NOPI SR52518608 GWP-EL486M24-VPI SR52666301 GWP-EL491F24-VPI SR53603201 GWP-EL489M24-PI SR53811304 Hips GWP-3584E56F-NOPI GW006821 GWP-3589F80M-NOPI SR16649905 GWP-3591G76F-VPI SR18095103 GWP-3580G63F-PI SR27871501 GWP-3594G50F-VPI SR38004503 GWP-3590G42F-VPI SR42594801 GWP-3578G38F-VPI SR43476505 GWP-3592G38F-VPI SR46612901 GWP-3582G29M-PI SR49537801 GWP-3577G28F-VPI SR49804504 GWP-3585G29F-VPI SR49813510 GWP-3575G30F-VPI SR50180304 GWP-3574E28M-VPI SR50180308 GWP-3579G25F-VPI SR51629805 GWP-3593G26F-VPI SR52349209 GWP-3583G24F-NOPI SR52518608 GWP-3576G24M-VPI SR52666301 GWP-3587E24F-VPI SR53603201 GWP-3581G24M-PI SR53811304 GWP-3586F24F-VPI SR53879401 GWP-3588E24M-VPI SR53904202 Thyroid GWP-TH203/42F-VPI SR42594801 GWP-TH200/41M-VPI SR44239402 GWP-TH202/37F-VPI SR46277603 SR49519804 GWP-TH199/29F-VPI SR49962001 GWP-TH198/28M-VPI SR50180308 GWP-TH201/24F-VPI SR53603201 Von Willebrand's GWP-VW47/40M-VPI SR42594804 GWP-VW46/32F-VPI SR47805803 GWP-VW45/29M-VPI SR49504702 GWP-VW43/30M-NOPI SR49519801 GWP-VW44/29F-VPI SR49962001

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Results

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Please take a “LOOK” and give serious consideration to a dog, bitch, or puppy from a kennel appreciating the value of health clearances in a breeding program. AFTERHOURS BLAST FROM THE PAST AFTERHOURS CUTE AS A BUTTON AFTERHOURS LET THE WOOKIE WIN AFTERHOURS LET THE WOOKIE WIN AFTERHOURS TUUNRAT COMINGSOON STAR AFTERHOURS WHISKEY SOUR AFTERHOURS WISH ME LUCK - NEW! AIMN HI SCOTIAN COLOR OF MONEY - NEW! BACKWOODS DK FYRST - NEW! CASCADE ELLIE ROSE CASCADE HONEST ABE CASCADE MARIA CASCADE OZERNAYA CASCADE SOPHIA V BLITZEN DARNELLE’S MAKIN’ A POINT DEVATA ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE GEFHARTE’S ADPG PAYTON PLACE INVERNESS ODIN - NEW! J AN J AFTER HOURS DANA REECE AFTERHOURS PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES REECE AFTERHOURS THE BUCK STOPS HERE RIPSNORTER’S MT VIEW CHARISMATIC SCOTIAN TOUGHER THAN LEATHER SOUTHPAW TIME IS ON MY SIDE TIMO II V. BOCKENHAGEN AT KIMMAX - NEW! WINDSWEPTS ON A SUGAR HIGH

These dogs have been tested for hip and elbow dysplasia, autoimmune thyroiditis, eye disease and von Willebrand’s disease. Some dogs have also had a cardiac evaluation. Go to www.caninehealthinfo.org for more information about the CHIC program. Click on “CHIC Breeds” . . . “German Wirehaired Pointers” . . . then “Search” for the names of the 26 GWP’s with CHIC numbers. Click on individual dogs to obtain more info regarding test results and family history. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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The New Look of GWPCA Rescue By Diane Turner, National Rescue Coordinator

Suddenly changes in the GWPCA rescue program are moving at breakneck speed after months of methodical and rather slow progress. I have been working with a firm in California that specializes in obtaining incorporations and non-profit federal status for rescue organizations. In early February 2011, GWPCA Rescue received final approval for incorporation in Michigan and shortly afterward, the federal 501c3 request was filed and is now pending. None of the paperwork could be filed until an interim board of five directors had to be formed and a name for the rescue program had to be selected. Thanks to the following GWPCA members who graciously agreed to serve as an interim board: President: Cindy Heiller; Vice-President: Laura Reeves; Treasurer: Carol Calahan; Director: Laura Myles, and I am serving as Secretary. With the help of Bill Richardson, who agreed to be our Michigan representative, we attempted to file the Michigan Incorporation Petition under the name “GWPCA Rescue.” The petition was immediately rejected because the name was “too similar” to the national club’s name - the national club is also incorporated in Michigan. No amount of explaining to the Michigan Bureau of Commercial Services that the rescue is a subsidiary of the national club could convince the Michigan authorities to allow us to use the name “GWPCA Rescue.” Laura Myles then suggested the “National German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue Foundation.” Once again, the firm, filed the petition and once again the name was rejected, this time because we had used the word “foundation.” Under Michigan statutes the rescue did not qualify as a “foundation.” Finally, it was agreed that the word foundation would be dropped from the name. Therefore, GWPCA Rescue has become the National GWP Rescue, Inc. Once the incorporation was approved,

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the federal 501c3 paperwork was filed. The benefits for this status will be many. At last, donations made to the rescue fund will be tax-deductible; it will allow dogs in certain shelters to be transferred to GWPCA fosters without adoption fees; the rescue program will be able to apply for certain grants and funding; and it will offer some liability protection for the national club, for the rescue directors and for program fosters and volunteers. As rescue coordinator, I have been working with an insurance agent to procure liability insurance to cover the rescue board, the volunteers, the foster caregivers and the national club. It has not been an easy task to find insurance because we do not have a facility where the dogs are housed nor do we have paid employees. However, it appears that a new company has just come on the scene and may underwrite a policy to cover the program. Rescue is a task that belongs to each Wirehair owner and it truly will take a community effort to continue the GWPCA rescue program. As we move forward, I will also be organizing the Wirehearts Foster Network. In each section of the country volunteers will be needed. Please consider donating your time for the following roles: Foster Caregivers - Volunteers who can take rescue dogs into their homes. Most of the rescue dogs coming into the program will need a refresher course in house manners, crate training and basic obedience skills. We know a better trained dog is more likely to fit into and stay in a new home. We are grateful to our volunteers who have kennels and take in our rescues, so even if you cannot take a dog home, volunteers will be needed to work with dogs housed with our members who may have professional obligations that limit their time. Transportation volunteers - Often we have a dog in one area that needs to be


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taken to a foster in another area. Sometimes the rescues need to be transported to a vet appointment or to a nearby airport to be shipped to their new owners. Transportation volunteers who are available for scheduled trips help lift the burden from the foster family. Evaluators - We need experienced Wirehair owners who can evaluate the temperaments of shelter dogs and dogs that are to be released into the program by their owners. If you have years of experience with numerous GWPs and have done field and/or obedience training, please consider offering to help evaluate the dogs that may appear in your area. Home Visit Volunteers - Prospective adopters come from every state. The rescue program will need member volunteers in every area who can make home visits and spend a bit of time with the prospective families to insure that a rescue dog is going into a situation that will benefit both the family and the dog. Visits will need to be scheduled to fit with both the evaluator’s and the family’s schedules. However, in the case of home visits timeliness is important. Foster Coordinators - will be needed to help coordinate and schedule temperament evaluations, shelter and owner releases, foster care and transportation activities within specific areas. Regions will be the Eastern, Southern, Rocky Mountain and Western. Fund Raising Coordinator - Fund raising is an important aspect of any rescue effort. The Fund Raising Coordinator will be in charge of working with the GWPCA National Board to organize rescue fundraising activities and sale of rescue items at the specialty, managing the future online gift store and promoting future on-line donations. Please consider offering your time and talents to save a Wirehair. If you can volunteer notify Diane Turner at: dturner596@aol.com or give me a call at 520-822-9375.

Volunteers will receive a wallet-sized card for identification purposes. The card will provide National GWP Rescue, Inc. information including the federal ID number and in some cases will be helpful in visiting shelter dogs or having GWPs in shelter care released to National Rescue fosters. Due to the requirements by the insurance and by our federal non-profit status we will need to do some volunteer training. We will make the volunteer manual available on-line and in hard copy. And for those of you who are long-time, members, breeders and fosters please do not be insulted – it is a requirement to limit liability. There was an amazing outpouring of Wirehearts Volunteers who offered to help Wirehairs in need during January and February, 2011. Thanks to Adam and Amy Cunningham of Parker, CO who fostered three rescue dogs – two were removed from shelters and one was an owner release. Adam and Amy have faithfully cared for and re-trained the dogs, taken phone calls and interviewed prospective families for all three dogs. Each dog has been placed. Thanks to Laura Reeves who gave Storm, one of the Cunningham’s foster dogs, a ride from Colorado to his new home in Washington state. Thanks to the Ohio Contingency: Helen and Jim Witt who fostered Maggie, an owner release. Lisa George and Jeff George also offered to help, but it was Helen whose schedule worked best, so she braved the outcome of a blizzard to retrieve Maggie. Thanks to Garnett Persinger and husband, Kent of Conneautville PA, who took Maggie from Helen and fostered her as Garnett interviewed prospective adopters. Maggie found the perfect new home with a family from Detroit, MI. Thanks to Cindy Heiller and the Northern California folks who have taken in a number of Wire rescues during this time. Several of the dogs have already found their new homes. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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GWP RESCUE Thanks to Anita Wilke of Dodson, MT who is fostering and training the rescue dog, Jacob. Thanks to Meg Eden of Terrebonne, OR who has had a houseful of rescue Wirehairs. Meg takes time to get the dogs into the field, and currently has a new shelter rescue waiting in the wings. Thanks to Heidi Baumbarger of Waxhaw, NC, who is fostering and retraining Joe, an owner release. Thanks to Betsy Watkins of Dallas, TX who sprang into action to make certain a Mississippi Wirehair rescue was not euthanized. With Betsy’s help I was able to trace the dog and find that he had been transferred at the last minute to a no-kill shelter and subsequently adopted. Thanks to Laura Myles, Snohomish, WA who offered to take a shelter dog, and who was also instrumental in keeping a young Wirehair male in his home rather than released into the rescue program. Laura spent a good deal of time on the phone with

the owners counseling them about the dog’s behavior and how to curb it. And a special thanks to Robyn Orloff of Carson City, NV. Robyn is not a GWPCA member, but for many years has rescued Wirehairs. When GWPCA Rescue was notified that Dewey, a GWP, was slated to be euthanized at an animal control facility in Reno, NV, Robyn was contacted. She immediately intervened and was able to convince the shelter manager to re-evaluate Dewey. Then Robyn placed ads, financed by GWPCA Rescue, in the local papers and spent time interviewing families who could manage a young Wirehair male and picked a wonderful “forever” home for Dewey. If anyone has been missed, just know your efforts are always appreciated.

Rescue Statistics for January-February, 2011: Dogs listed on the GWPCA website: 16 – all these dogs either adopted or taken into foster care Dogs released from governmental or private shelters due to GWPCA efforts: 8 – all these dogs either adopted or taken into foster care Owner Releases: 3 - 1 adopted and 2 into foster care Adopted through GWPCA efforts: 9 – through website, waiting adopter or ads E-mails answered: 564 – Rescue business, adoption/owner-release inquiries or shelter correspondence Phone calls: 173 – Rescue business, adoption/owner-release inquiries or shelter correspondence

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Update on South Dakota GWPs By Diane Turner, GWPCA Rescue Coordinator

In September, 2009, 172 sporting dogs were confiscated from Dan Christensen’s property in Hurley, SD. Among the dogs taken were eleven GWPs. After much legal haggling, in February 2010, Superior Court Judge Tami Bern found that the two search warrants served at the Christensen property had been based on misleading information given by the director of a local rescue group. The case was appealed and in the summer of 2010, the SD Supreme Court ordered that all of the dogs be returned. However, by that time the owners were broke, had sold some of their property and had no place to take the dogs. East Coast GWP Rescue was able to have the Wirehairs released. Since that time, eight of the Wirehairs have found new homes, one is still in foster care and two have been euthanized. On September 2, 2010, Dan Christensen, the owner of the dogs, through his attorney Brian Radke, filed a $5 million civil lawsuit in federal court. The suit alleges that Christensen suffered emotional distress, his constitutional rights were violated, he and his family suffered malicious prosecution, the authorities violated the law by trespassing, and that his property was damaged. Among the defendants named in the suit, were the director of the Second Chance Rescue, the HSUS and its president, Wayne Pacelle, the ASPCA and numerous state and local officials. Jack was rescued from death row in Tennessee by Mary Forsythe last summer. She fostered him and made sure he was treated for 2 gunshot wounds in which the bullets were still lodged in Jack’s body. Laura Muehlendorf, who sent these pictures, has made a permanent home for Jack. Despite being shot, Jack still loves to hunt!

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2010 AKC Agility Invitational Recap By Ashlee Trotter

The 2010 AKC Agility Invitational was held the weekend of December 4th, once again in Long Beach, CA, at the Long Beach Convention Center. After competing the previous year under tents and through a deluge of flooding rains, we were all happy to be back indoors with the creature comforts of a climate controlled and dry crating area as well as indoor plumbing! We had four teams accept the invitation to attend the event: Ashlee Trotter & MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit RN, TD, XF; aka Spirit Stephanie Rainwater & CH Scotian The Man In Black JH, MX, MXJ, MXF; aka Cash Shannon Jackson & CH Scotian Movin On Up RN, MX, MXJ, XF; aka Jessie Donald Anderson & CH Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN, AX, AXJ; aka Gator Stephanie, Shannon and I had attended the event previously, while it was Donald’s inaugural trip. Gator and Donald didn’t have any perfect runs, but for their first time at the invitational nice run in the fourth round. Jessie and Shannon also didn’t have any perfect runs, but they did have a lot of fun. And Shannon picked the Invitational as Jessie’s retirement trial, so it was nice to see her compete for a few more rounds. Cash and Stephanie had 2 perfect runs and posted some very respectable times, proving they are strong competitors year after year. Spirit and I had three perfect runs and just missed making the finals due to a 5 point fault in the first round for a 15th place finish overall. For 2011, the Invitational will be moving to Orlando, FL the weekend of December 17th. The top dogs for the qualifying period of July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011, will be invited, so there’s still plenty of time to earn points and plan a trip to warm and sunny Florida!

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New AKC Beginner Novice Class By Kay Braddock

Beginner Novice was first offered July 2010. It is an optional titling class. A dog that earns three qualifying scores receives the title BN placed after its name. Beginner Novice is a transition class from Rally to Novice obedience. The exercises and maximum scores in the Beginner Novice class are: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Heel on Leash 40 points Figure Eight 40 points Sit for Exam 40 points Recall 40 points

Heel on Leash - The principal feature of this exercise is that the dog and handler work as a team. Rally signs are used for this exercise. The signs to be used are “Right turn,” “Left turn,” “About turn,” “Slow,” “Normal,” “Fast” and “Halt/Sit.” The leash may be held in either hand or both and the hands must be held in a normal position. Any tightening or jerking of the leash and the use of any extra commands will be penalized. When the judge gives the command “Forward,” the handler commands the dog to heel and proceeds forward with the dog on a loose leash walking close to the handler’s left side. The following Rally signs will be used for the BN Heel on Leash exercise: A one-time single phrase of praise or encouragement, by the handler to the dog, will be allowed without penalty. The dog will receive a non-qualifying score if a handler is constantly controlling the dog by tugging on the leash, constantly talking to the dog or adapting to the dog’s pace. Minor deductions are made for lagging, heeling wide, forging, crowding, poor sits or failure to sit at a halt. Figure Eight - The principal feature of this exercise is the ability of the dog and handler to work as a team. The handler will stand with the dog in heel position facing the judge midway between two stewards standing eight feet apart. The judge asks “Are you ready?” and gives the command “forward”. The handler can proceed in either direction. There will be one halt during the exercise and a halt at the end. The handler is allowed to praise or encourage the dog one time during this exercise. Scoring for the Figure Eight is the same as the Heel on Leash exercise.

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Recall - The principal features of this exercise are that the dog stay where left until called by the handler, and that the dog responds promptly. The leash is removed for this exercise and kept by the handler. During this exercise when the handler removes the leash, they may hold it in either hand, both hands, draped around their neck or in a any natural manner. The leash should not be dragging the ground. When the judge gives the order, “Leave your dog” the handler will give the dog a command to stay, walk about 25 feet and turn to face the dog. On the judge’s order, the handler will command the dog to come. The dog must come directly at a brisk trot or gallop and sit in front of the handler. No finish is required of the dog by the handler. After the judge says, “Exercise finished” the leash is reattached to the dog’s collar. A single phrase of praise or encouragement while the dog is coming to the handler is allowed without penalty. The dog will receive a non-qualifying score if it is given an extra command to stay or more than two commands to come, if it fails to come or if it moves before the handler gives the command to come. 30

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We plan to offer Beginner Novice at the 2011 Nationals. Please consider entering the competition if you have a dog that is not quite ready for Novice Obedience. Although I haven’t entered the class yet myself, I think it is a great way to transition a dog from Rally Obedience (which permits unlimited communication with the dog) to Novice Obedience (where communication with the dog is limited to single commands). Possible heeling pattern for the Heel on Leash exercise.

Kay Braddock’s experience and knowledge really pay off as Kay and Jet are awarded High-In-Trial at the 2010 National Obedience Event.

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Hi Everyone, Alas, it seems as though Christmas happened so long ago, but I have to share part of mine with you. As you know, I LOVE my job. And, I do it for the joy and happiness I can give to others. Little did I know that the staff at “my” hospital loves me as much as I love them. Right before Christmas, my mom takes some of her homemade almond toffee to our favorite staff members. She always says it is from both of us, since I “helped” her make it. This year when she gave them their presents, each one had a little package for me. I have never seen so many treats, bones, toys, etc. Of course they all seemed to disappear as soon as I got home, but they do magically reappear from time to time. My mom said her bag, where she keeps all of her important things, such as baggies, handi-wipes, etc. was so heavy she could hardly carry it leaving the hospital that day. And school is going so much better. It can be confusing with all of my good dog friends and their students reading in the same room as me. But the really are helping them, and that is why we are there. One highlight of my career happened yesterday. We were winding down our visit at the hospital when a nurse pulled a little boy through the lobby in a wagon. As he went right by me, I could tell that he was a very sick little guy. His arms were both bandaged and he was somewhat restrained. I just had to go and see him. He reached his bandaged arms out to me and told me he loved me, so I gave him a big kiss. While he petted me and loved on me, there wasn’t a dry eye in the hospital lobby. My mom has said it before, she doesn’t know how I know who needs my love, but it just seems to come naturally to me. Love to all of you, Becky 32

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A Funny Thing Happened. . . By Diana Wise

Friends of mine, Tom and Lucy, have been married forever. They raised two daughters and have four grandchildren from ages six to fourteen years old. When Tom and Lucy’s nest became empty, they agreed to get a hunting dog and settled on a German Wirehaired Pointer. They had always had a dog or two when the girls were growing up - mostly mutts, but dogs nonetheless. After much research and looking at pups, a GWP was found, but the breeder had one condition - they must show the dog as well as train it for hunting. They had never considered showing a dog, but thought it would be a nice hobby that they could do together, so agreed to the condition. With help from the breeder and others, Lucy learned how to show dogs and took off in the sport of dog handling. She did rather well, and soon put a Championship on their new puppy Boris. Boris was also a capable hunter, and Tom spent many hours working and hunting with him. As time went by, Boris was trained, hunted and completed his show career. Lucy wanted another show dog and Tom wanted another pup to train along with Boris. The cycle started again. Hunt-training weekends, dog shows - busy schedules filled with dog events and shelves filled with photos, awards, and mementos of dog-related trips. All the while, Tom and Lucy also went to grandkids’ events, softball, dance, piano recitals and various other activities, but sometimes there was a conflict of events and schedules. Sometimes the dog events won out, sometimes the grandkids’ events took precedence. Enter a third dog into the family dynamics. Yet another show dog prospect and a third-inline hunting partner. Boris is now 5, Remington is 3 and the newest addition named Abby is just a pup. With the new announcement of Abby over the Internet, just as with other family announcements, the intended reply was, well quiet, very quiet - suspiciously quiet. Tom and Lucy’s hobby of showing their dogs together, going to hunting events as a couple and just enjoying the companionship of their dogs, was a good thing - they thought. They thought their girls were happy that as an older couple

their parents were still active and kept busy, but the next day the phone call came. “Mom, dad, why are you getting another dog? You are busy enough as it is. We never see you and now with a new dog you will be gone all the time. The dogs rule your lives; all you do is dog stuff!” We, your girls, don’t do dog stuff - we are raising our families. The girls, without saying it are jealous of the dogs. And the funny thing is, Tom and Lucy never saw it coming. Grown children were jealous of the family dogs, and the adventures the dogs took Lucy and Tom on. I know Tom and Lucy, you all must know Tom and Lucy too, and in fact you may be Tom and Lucy. What are Tom and Lucy going to do? They are going to get the new pup, Abby, show her in the ring, train her in the field, welcome her into their lives, and visit their girls and the grandkids as they have always done. Why will they do this? Because they are empty nesters, a couple that have been married forever, enjoy spending time together and are keeping active all because of the dogs in their life. So here’s to all the Toms and Lucys, and perhaps someday, the grandkids will take up their hobby and enjoy life more because of a dog. Or, maybe just maybe, one of their children will come to realize the joy of raising dogs after they too become empty nesters and they recall the enjoyment their parents had with Boris, Remington and Abby, and perhaps others that may join the fold in the future. Oh and girls, I’m sure Tom and Lucy won’t be jealous if you add a few more grandkids into the family. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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Preparation for a CD Title By Greg Dubois

In many ways, obedience is the key to compatibility with our canine friends, whether it is in the field, in the home or in the ring. A good way to lay that foundation for both you and your dog is through formal obedience training. This important contact with your dog and the bond that results can then be a path to AKC titles beyond the obedience ring. So you are at an out-of-town show with time on your hands before or after your breed ring time. Or, you are at a regional or national specialty. All are prime opportunities to get your GWP into the obedience ring. Oh, but it must be a hassle to juggle the breed ring and obedience ring times. Actually, having shown my dogs in both on the same day, and at other shows stewarded in the obedience ring, my experience has been that the breed ring always takes precedence and the obedience ring will accommodate you. Speaking of showing in breed and obedience, don’t fall victim to the misguided belief that the obedience ring will ruin your field/show dog. There are just too many GWPs with show and obedience or field and obedience titles to give any credibility to this idea. While not mandatory, it is a good idea to get started in a puppy class as soon as your dog meets the minimum age requirement. This is good socialization and starts your pup “working” in a group of dogs and people. As your pup ages and her skills improve, you will want to enter into more advanced classes. As in so many of our dog related pursuits, these classes are just as much for you as for the dog.

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Much of the work will be done at home but, there is no substitute for working in a ring with other dogs and handlers, instructors giving directions and other distractions common in the training setting. Your dog may be flawless in your home or yard but unless he is used to working in different settings, you may find he is too distracted at the show site. This leads you to utter the ubiquitous lament, “But he can do this at home or XYZ kennel club or in the yard”. That is why part of your training regimen should be attending practice matches, run-throughs, classes etc,. at various places other than your home kennel club. A final word on preparation, get the current copy of the AKC Obedience Regulations and study it. You don’t want to waste your few minutes of ring time at your practice match or run through learning the rules that are in the book. Great! You have worked with your fuzzy face for several months now and you are entered in your first obedience trial. What happens now? Well, you actually know exactly what happens now because your training and practice matches have prepared you for what goes on in the ring. For the first competitor, the judge will describe or demonstrate the heeling pattern with the stops, turns, speed changes, etc. If you miss this, just watch the handlers before you. It is not complicated and the judge will give you directions during the exercise. To start, when you enter the ring, the judge will direct you where to stand and tell you, “This will be the heeling on lead exercise”. You will be asked if you are ready. After you answer, “yes”, the next direction will be “forward”, to stop, “halt”, “forward” again, “right turn”, “fast”, “slow”, etc. In Novice, you will heel this pattern first on lead then again off lead. While on lead you will heel your dog in a figure-8 pattern around two stewards facing each other 8 feet apart.


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When the down is complete, the judge will inform you if you have qualified. When the points have been tallied, the qualifiers will be called into the ring and the judge will award 1st through 4th placements, and qualification ribbons to all. Some judges will give you an unofficial score sheet to show you where your points were lost, if not, the pull sheets from the judges book are posted near the steward’s table or by the superintendant’s desk. While heeling, coming when called, standing for a 3-touch exam, and sitting or lying down for a few minutes does not seem too tough, the devil is in the details. Obedience is judged on details. Those 200 points you start with when you walk into the ring can get whittled away for seemingly minor infractions. If your lead tightens during the on-lead heeling due to the dog lagging or forging ahead - points. If the dog forgets to sit when you stop during the heeling - points, if the dog sits crooked during the heeling or recall or finish - points, if your dog points during any of the exercises points. If you slow down to mask the fact that your dog is lagging during the heeling - points. If you give a double command or say “sit” during the heeling when you stop - big points. Of course, there are numerous ways to be disqualified during the exercises. Actually, you could be disqualified before the first exercise is started if your dog relieves itself in the ring. Disqualifications during the stand for exam include: sitting, lying down, or moving away from the judge. Other infractions that result in disqualification during the long sit or down: the dog moves a substantial distance from where it was left, goes to another dog, doesn’t remain in the required position before the handler returns, and barking or whining repeatedly. Obedience class is where I started with my first GWP back in the summer of 2000. It made me a better dog person and handler. It is where I will begin with every dog I will ever have, as obedience is the basis for a sound relationship with our canine friends.

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Good Dog!

Greetings! My name is Debra GalanParsons and I am very pleased to be contributing some of my thoughts to the WireNews. Although I’ve been involved with dogs my entire life, it has only been within the past 10 years that my interest has really peaked, mostly due to the birth of my daughter and my fading involvement in the Appaloosa Horse show ring. Back in the horse show days, people often remarked on my well behaved dogs. I always thought I was just blessed with good dogs, now I realize that yes;I was partially blessed with good dogs, but mostly blessed with a talent, one that I can now help others with! I am passionate about responsible dog ownership and building successful relationships between dog and owner. I also enjoy competitive Obedience and Rally events with my dogs, continuously learning and growing in the field, as well as enjoying visits to local care homes with my Therapy certified GWP and GSP. My current “pack” consists of my wonderful GWP, Jerelin’s Dancin With The Stars, CD RE, a GSP rescue Opie RE, a Chihuahua, an elderly Rottweiler mix, three horses, a very tolerant husband and daughter, and one African Grey Parrot who really trains us all!

Successful Introductions

Debra and her Wirehair Leyla

By Debra Galan-Parsons

As an evaluator for the AKC CGC Program, part-time dog trainer, and someone who works in a busy veterinary practice, I am faced with numerous questions on a daily basis regarding dog behavior. So often, it seems these dogs are running (and ruining) their homes with virtually no understanding of rules, boundaries, and limitations. People usually ask for help once they become desperate to fix the problem, which now of course is a much more difficult problem to “fix”. I can’t begin to imagine living a life without rules, nor can I imagine raising my child to not respect others as well as our home. The same goes for my dogs, we all live here together, and so we all must respect each other and our home. Usually, when I have a conversation with a client, after getting a brief history of the dog and its current situation, I’ll end up asking the client a very simple question, “How did you introduce him into your home?” The response is often a question, “What do you mean?” Recent acquisition or not, what people seem to be missing is that we are setting the tone for many years to follow by the way we introduce a dog (or puppy) into our home. It seems that some of the simplest things, if overlooked, can wreak havoc on the dog’s future. Most of the dogs that have been surrendered to shelters and rescues are there due to behavioral problems. So many of these “problems” can be avoided if we help the new owner understand how to successfully introduce the new dog into his new environment - giving him a 38

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clear understanding of his place with his new family (pack). All dogs need structure in their lives, in fact, they thrive on it. As a pack animal, your new dog would much prefer a leader than a pal during this time of transition. Understanding his place and order in his new pack will help him feel very secure. Unfortunately, many well meaning folks bring their new pet home and let it run through the door, exploring the entire house, smelling and frolicking at their will. This is entirely what the dog DOES NOT need right now! Another common mistake often made is lavishing the new dog with “things” such as toys and expensive beds. Humans view these items as gifts. I have often heard people say, “But I bought him all of these things and gave him full run of my house - why is he so bad?” It is important to remind people that they are dealing with a dog, NOT a human. The dog doesn’t think, “Oh, look at all the wonderful things these people bought for me, I should be good!” The dog is more likely to think, “Give me structure and I’ll be happy to live in a cardboard box!” Prospective dog owners should prepare for the new dog’s arrival before bringing him home. Have an area already designated for him, a place where he can eat and rest, and a place where he will feel secure. It does not matter where the place is. What matters most is that the owners are consistent in teaching the dog an understanding of his new place.


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When arriving home, take the dog for a short walk before entering the house. This step will give him some time to acclimate to the new owner and the new surroundings, and will also give him time to eliminate before going inside. Upon entering the home, the handler should walk in first, and invite the dog to follow. Take him to his area to introduce him to his crate, bowls, etc. Give him some time to adjust, don’t overwhelm him in the first few days. Slowly invite him into new areas of the house, but only after he has calmly accepted the ones introduced prior. Be patient - he’ll tell you when he’s ready. Rushing things at this point only satisfies the human needs. Through exhibiting patience, we are setting the stage for a much better relationship with the new family member. (This is the best time for the novice owner to begin to understand the way the dog thinks.) Do not allow him on the furniture or bed, perhaps in time he will be invited there, but right now he needs to understand his place in the family pack. I have spoken to many people who have ended up with “guarding” issues due to a dog who has claimed the bed or sofa. Setting the tone from the onset will help prevent this undesirable behavior. Introduction to family members should be done one at a time. Explain to the family the importance of this first introduction. Remind them that although they want to bend down and hug the new dog, this is not the time. Reassure the family that the time for affection will come in the very near future, but this is the dog’s time to learn his place in the family pack. The introductions should be relatively quiet, with minimal talking, eye contact and petting. Let the dog sniff each family member. Do not allow him to jump up on anyone - wait for his response to be quiet and calm. When he has done so, quietly tell him what a good dog he is. A smile from you (the handler) is the best reassurance you can give him! In the days to follow, have each member of the family take the dog for a walk. Keep it under control, and always supervise young children with puppies and dogs. Walking the dog in a controlled manner will help him gain respect for all members of the family. Pet-to-pet introductions should be done individually as well. In a perfect world, I would recommend that dog-to-dog introductions be done away from the home before the decision is made to bring a new dog into the environment. I realize this is not always possible, so it is important the owner has a good idea (and an honest one) of what the current household dog’s personality is like. Upon arrival at the new home, the best way to introduce them (dog to dog) is to walk them together before the initial entry into the house. This is not a free for all with tight leashes and tangled dogs! It is

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a way of maintaining order and structure for the dog. If there is more than one dog already living in the household, repeat this process with each dog individually. Obtain help from family and friends if you’re unsure of walking more than one dog. During the walk the handlers should be confident and relaxed – don’t allow the dogs to pull, sniff excessively, or play, rather they should walk along quietly beside the handlers and each other. When the dogs have demonstrated a nice walk, the dogs may be invited into the house, with the newest dog entering last and taken to his “place” as explained before. The process can be time consuming and should be kept in mind when planning arrival day, but it’s truly worth it! All introductions with other pets should be done very carefully. If the new dog meets the family cat via a wild chase through the house, they may have a long road ahead of them! Use your best judgment with pets in the household. Let them see and accept this new creature as well. Be patient - any adjustment takes time! Understanding the importance and proper use of the crate is vital to the owner, and the discussion of crates could encompass an entire article in itself! The crate is simply a place of safety and security to the dog - his “bedroom” of sorts. He should be fed his meals in this safe place; he should be put to bed there. It is also where he can enjoy a stuffed Kong toy, and where he’ll be when there is no one home to watch him. Early acceptance of the crate greatly improves the rate of housebreaking, and greatly reduces the rate of destruction to the home. A crate also reduces the chance of the dog eating and unwanted object that could lead to obstruction and huge vet bills! Teach the new dog early on to understand his place in the family and in the house. Enroll him in a training program for his appropriate age and level. Take him to the veterinarian to ensure his health. Learn with him, enjoy him, and love him! Getting off to a right start is just the beginning, but it can sure help set the tone for the years of training and fun to follow! Although the guidelines of successful introductions may seem obvious to many readers, it is important that as responsible breeders and professionals that we pass them on with every puppy we sell, and every dog we place. I’d like to believe that by helping folks start their relationship with their new dog off right, we may prevent many future issues, including the number of surrenders we see in shelters and rescues on a daily basis. An ounce of prevention may be worth a dog’s life!

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Wired for Reading By Jodi Quesnell

This column is a new addition to the Wirenews. Each issue I will review one or two books of interest to the members. Some books will be GWP specific, but many will be reviews of books of interest to dog lovers. I will review fiction and non-fiction titles.

Now working as a full-fledged librarian, I have the opportunity to read a lot more and have taken advantage of the opportunity to read some of the many books available for dog lovers. One of the books I’ve recently enjoyed reading was Oogy: the dog only a family could love. This memoir written by Larry Levin is the heartwarming story of a man and his family who adopt a Dogo Argentino, left for dead after being used as a “bait” dog for a dog-fighting ring. The compassion and love the family give to Oogy is equaled only by the complete trust and acceptance Oogy gives them in return. Any dog lover will enjoy the stories of Oogy and his new family, and will recognize that this special dog and his new family are not only unique, but are representative of the bond humans share with their dogs.

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The second book I highly recommend is For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend written by Patricia B McConnell, Ph.D. Dr. McConnell is a certified animal behaviorist who you may have heard on her NPR radio call-in program, “Calling All Pets.” In her book, she discusses past and current research examining pet emotions. She uses anecdotes from her experiences with her own dogs, as well as examples from some of her clients, who she’s treated for various behavior disorders. As someone who owns dogs, I could relate to many of her experiences and recognized many of the behaviors she describes in her book. Her descriptions of subtle expressions exhibited by our dogs will give you more insight into your dog’s feelings and behaviors.


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Tricks & Consequences By Beth Hollenberg

Teaching your dog a trick or two or more different. It isn’t a growl, either. But it seems to is fun. Angus looks at me with his brown eyes be a combination of them. It isn’t a growl because and asks why I’m torturing him. So, I give up her tail is wagging. Sometimes, there is a little and don’t teach shriek of frustration to him. He did learn it. Poison. He liked that How did I teach it one because of the to her? I’m not really instant gratification. sure. I did a lot of But, he’s 13-years old moaning and groaning and I figure he has and rewarding when gone through enough she copied me. What in his life. did I use for treats? Dinah loves Necco stock should be learning tricks. Her going up dramatically. eyes get bright. She I used Mary Jane bounces in candies. They are excitement and can’t peanut butter and wait to get her treat. molasses and NO She sees a treat and CHOCOLATE. Dinah she goes through her and Angus love them. entire repertoire – So do I. sitting, lying down, And, I can’t speaking (bark), figure out when that swinging (obedience) happened. I think – then stops and it was last year’s waits for the reward. Halloween. They were She’ll bring me socks in the candy bowls on that she has hidden. the judge’s table at She does that when the ring where I was she thinks I’m sad or stewarding. I don’t when I’ve been on the crave chocolate, but, Photo from Diana Wise collection computer far too right now, Mary Jane long. has my dogs and me drooling. <sigh> The dogs are amazing, they can be in the Dinah won’t talk unless she sees her treat. middle of a snore and as soon as I power down And it has to be held in my right hand. It can’t be the pc, they are at my side. The radio can still be in the left one. It can’t be hidden. She has a set playing; but it is the shutdown of the monitor and of parameters that must be met. I did a fast one. pc that wakes them faster than an alarm clock. I recorded her. She is now featured on my voice I’ve had time on my hands and have thought mail message begging for your name and number. of a new trick. Dinah has the gist of it. It’s Oh yes, the consequences: She’s found out called “talk to me”. It isn’t a bark or a series of that sometimes if she talks, she gets treats. I am barks. It’s a groan or moan. It isn’t whining. It’s going to “nip that in the bud” right away. If you are wondering what’s up, check out my blog site – I’m posting old columns and ramblings: http://hollenberg-wiredliving.blogspot.com/ Forgive the self-hype, I’m trying to figure out a way to support Dinah’s Mary Jane habit. ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS

Writer’s Block By Richard Hirneisen

I sit down at my computer and my mind goes blank. My fingers hover over the keys. I stare at a depressingly blank screen. I have a bad case of writer’s block. I thumb through my old, dog-eared and coffeestained shooting diaries, hoping to dredge up inspiration. Nothing. I try out opening lines. “I shouldered my sideby-side as the huge cackling rooster pheasant burst like a gaudy mortar round from the golden switchgrass.” Or, “My Wirehair skidded to point, head low, locked on target, intense…” That doesn’t work either. Maybe if I search my past… It is 1954. I am sixteen. A slim magazine called Michigan Bowmen has just published “My Lucky Little Brother,” a story I wrote about bow hunting in Michigan with my younger brother, Jack. I bring a copy to school, but despite my hopes and desires, my literary success doesn’t make me any more popular with the girls in my 11th grade English class, any more than being shy does, or having a mild case of acne, or being a middle-ofthe-pack runner on the cross-country team, or belonging to the camera club (which was really, really “square” back then). Nevertheless, I begin to think of myself as a budding Ernest Hemmingway. Fresh out of high school, I join the Navy. I tell the recruiter I want to go on a ship right after boot camp, want to see the world, feel a deck thrumming under my feet. But instead they send me to Navy Photo School, probably because of that stint in camera club in high school. I graduate near the top of my class, surprising myself. I am now a Navy photographer. I spend a year on Kwajalein, a tiny coral speck in the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and Japan. It’s the height of the Cold War, and I do aerial photo surveys for the ABM (anti-ballistic missile) base being built on the atoll. In my offduty time, I fish for sharks and ride my salt-spray rusted bike to the enlisted men’s club to drink scotch on the rocks and play shuffleboard.

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The next two years I spend on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. I shoot photos and movies of flight ops for pilot training and accident reports, sailors at work and play for hometown newspapers, nuclear bombs. I see the world, at least the Pacific Ocean side of it. After the Navy I go to college, get a scholarship, major in English (ah, Hemingway…) meet, woo and marry my first wife. We have a baby. I work in the college photo department - a meager living. Hand to mouth. I drop out of school, and for a year I work as an assistant in Detroit’s biggest car studio, Boulevard Photographic. We travel around the country shooting Cadillacs, Chryslers and Lincolns, on the road for weeks on end. But it’s a rocky road at home. Separation, divorce. I migrate to San Francisco. Fertile ground for picture taking. I shoot riots, anti-war protests, hippies cavorting in Golden Gate Park, naked girls on the Mendocino beach. After two years I’ve had enough. It’s too crazy and I’m adrift. I come back to Michigan. Flee back to reality. I do a photo story about teens and motorcycle gangs hanging around the parking lot of a suburban


IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS Detroit shopping center. A biker pushes my Nikon into my face and almost breaks my nose. A magazine editor wants to buy the photos, but not without words. I oblige, and he runs it. Many more stories follow - urban renewal, demolition derby, fishing the Detroit River, urban Native Americans. I start getting a rep as a photojournalist. It’s the early seventies. Bruce Lee is punching, kicking, and screaming his way to cult hero status. The hottest thing on TV is “Kung Fu” with David Carradine. A buddy takes me to his karate class in Detroit to watch. I join up. Our teacher, 8th degree black belt Jae Joon Kim imported Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, a style of Korean karate, to the U.S.

Chuck Norris is one of Mr. Kim’s early students. He flies in from California to visit Mr. Kim, puts on a demo in our dojang (club). My buddy quits the class within a year, I stay for fifteen more. I do a story - words and photos - about the hot Detroit karate scene, where new clubs open faster than you can throw a punch. Competition for students is ferocious. A club is firebombed in the middle of the night - rumors of mob involvement. Fertile grounds, indeed, for photojournalism. Black Belt magazine buys it. I become a regular contributor for Black Belt and other martial arts publications. But there is a problem. If you do words and photos both, your stuff is easier to sell. But you don’t get twice the money for doing twice the work. Editors like package deals, with the emphasis on “deals.” I enjoy doing magazine work, but the pay is lousy. So I start going after advertising, corporate and travel photo assignments. One job leads

to another, and business grows. I open a commercial studio in suburban Detroit, Michigan. Uh-oh! This has turned into autobiography and I am supposed to be writing about dogs and hunting. Good thing is, I’ve overcome writer’s block, and I’m on a roll. But to get back to German Wirehairs, I’ve got to once more unwind the clock, all the way back to my adolescence. 1954. I save up money from my paper route and buy a J.C Higgins .30-06 from Sears & Roebuck. My Dad doesn’t hunt, so I go deer hunting in Northern Michigan with Uncle Chris, who does. I don’t get a deer, but as I sneak up to my deer blind on opening morning I flush a pair of ruffed grouse. This I find very exciting. Next I buy a Mossberg 16 gauge bolt-action shotgun at Sears & Roebuck. But I don’t have a bird dog. Nobody I know does. What I have is Devil, a dachshund/border collie mix. We hunt friendly farms near home. Michigan has lots of pheasants in 1954, but Devil definitely is not a bird dog. Once in a while we bag a rabbit, but only rarely do we get within shotgun range of a pheasant, and I usually miss. I sell all my guns before I join the Navy. While in the South China Sea I get a letter from my mother. Devil is dead. Hit by a car. Twenty years go by before I get interested in hunting and dogs again. I’m in my forties and have remarried. I buy a shotgun, start shooting skeet regularly, then trap. I start to think I deserve a real bird dog. My second wife, Trish, hears about a rescue dog from a contractor (who happens to be a bird hunter) working on our house. It’s a year old English setter named Pepper. She’s from a good line, but was left in a barn most of her life, ignored and mistreated. He says a trainer down in Ohio has her now, and is trying to find her a good home. This plucks a tender cord in Trish’s heart. Her father had setters, and she dearly loved them. She knows I want a gun dog, so she gets the address and tells me we are going down to Ohio to see Pepper. The two-hour drive takes us five. Battered by gale force winds, spooked by violent bursts of thunder and lighting, hammered by rain so heavy that the wipers can’t clear the windshield, we are ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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IN THE COMPANY OF DOGS forced to pull over several times to wait for lulls in the storm. It follows us all the way down. Pepper’s eyes have that “deer in the headlights” look. Her tail is stained yellow from urine. Her rescuer tells us we can have her for free, with one condition - we must promise to spay her. This we promise, and as we drive off with Pepper in the back seat the sun is breaking through. Pepper never becomes much of a bird dog, and in retrospect I take the blame. I had no idea then what a good bird dog was - no clue how to train her to become one. But we did love her, despite her shortcomings. And she looked classically elegant lounging on her blanket in front of the fireplace, like an illustration from an old issue of Field and Stream. Once, while walking Pepper near our home, I meet a guy walking his dog. The guy has a scraggly beard. So does his dog. It also has two tennis balls stuffed in its mouth, and its cheeks are grotesquely distended. “What kind of dog is that,” I ask. “German Wirehaired Pointer,” the bearded man responds. “His name is Jake.” I pet Jake’s big head. Interesting looking dog, I think. A few weeks later Trish and I attend Outdoorama, Michigan’s largest sporting extravaganza. The huge exhibition hall is jammed with fishing and hunting outfitters and tons of new outdoors gadgets and gizmos. It is sporting dog night, and handlers are taking turns onstage demonstrating their dogs’ skills. We meet several breeders from the Fort Detroit German Wirehaired Pointer Club. We are introduced to Levi (CH SGR Silent Running MH), a sturdy-looking white and liver male, by Bill and Gail Richardson, his proud owners. Levi is a great looking dog with impressive accomplishments under his collar. And he has just fathered his first litter. The third female pup is available. I pull out my wallet. Ginger is our first Wirehair. We don’t get past Junior Hunter because I don’t know much about training and I’m too anxious to hunt her. Nevertheless, she accounts for more than 300 pheasants, dozens of quail, several ruffed grouse, a handful of Hungarian partridges, the odd woodcock, and one snipe. She is not stylish. She is a “meat-dog.”

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But she teaches me a lot about bird dogs, both the good, the bad, and the ugly, in her 12 productive years afield. Like Pepper before her, she passes away at fourteen. We’ve had four more wires since then, all greatly loved, and those now gone, fondly remembered. I have retired from the commercial photo business. Almost. I still get a couple jobs a year from older art directors and editors who remember me from the old days when cameras used film instead of pixels. Now I mostly write about and photograph dogs and hunting - a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. My writing goals are modest, so I don’t think Hemingway’s legacy is in jeopardy. As I hunt and peck away at this story, time races by like a young bird dog chasing a sprinting pheasant. Writer’s block is gone. Buzz, my big male Wirehair, is asleep on the floor next to my desk. He grunts, yips, snorts and jerks, probably chasing that big rooster pheasant I just referred to.

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OPEN RANGE

Open Range - By Diana Turner If you travel through the west, along many roads and highways you will notice bold yellow road signs specifying “Open Range.” The designation “Open Range” means that there are no fences or boundaries to restrict our cattle or our horses - they are free to roam where they choose. In this column no boundaries apply. I plan to ‘roam.’ through a variety of issues - some controversial, some simply informative and some lighthearted. But always, I will try to provide you the most accurate information and most current facts so that you are free to form your own opinion about the topic at hand. If there is a subject you would like me to explore, or if you have comments please contact me at dturner596@aol.com.

Bad Sportsmanship Destroys Breed Unity The Tucson Tragedy Serves As a Reminder It was the type of early January day that Arizona travelogues proclaim - warm with gentle breezes and a bright sun in an azure sky - a day that rendered rounds of golf, hiking and horseback riding along desert trails for thousands of visitors escaping the northern snows. The goodwill of the holiday season still lingered and after an unusual cold spell the warmth of the sun seemed a metaphor for the promise of the new year. That morning Tucson was at its best. But in an instant the spirit of our community was shattered. Sirens echoed throughout the city, as a sudden surge of phone calls and frantic text messages flooded the airways, computer servers slowed due to the volume and across town Tucsonans were glued to the 24-hour news channels. Gradually the reports shared the grim news. Our congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, had been shot in the head and there were many other gunshot victims. As minutes passed we were updated about the number of fatalities. As we watched the disheartening news a familiar feeling of grief and shock overwhelmed us--sadly reminiscent of the emotions that engulfed our nation after September 11th. In those moments Tucson had changed - we were no longer naïve and innocent. Though a growing metro-area, Tucson maintains a small town atmosphere - it is still a place where everyone knows someone. As the days passed, and our community grieved, a sad politeness and

an awkward silence blanketed the city. We learned the names of those who had died, and the tragedy struck close. As a fledging trial assistant, I had worked with one of the victims. Judge John Roll was a prosecutor prior to his appointment to the superior court bench. In the following years, I had spent many hours in Judge Roll’s courtroom. As more facts became known, one of the elder men who had slammed the shooter to the ground was the husband of our substitute obedience instructor. He had been wounded and was hospitalized. Those days immediately following the shooting became a time of personal reflection for many Arizonans, for we had suddenly been reminded how short life is and quickly things change. I, like many, thought about the things that mattered most to me. It was certainly not one of the first things that I examined, but I took time to reflect about my dog activities. The thing that stood out most in my mind was how often we are so harshly critical of each other and of the dogs, and how that has changed the landscape of both the show and obedience worlds. Nearly seven years ago, I returned to the sport of dogs after a ten year hiatus. From the moment I walked into the ring, I knew things were different, very different from when I had last been an exhibitor. I was acutely aware that the sport that had once brought dog owners and fanciers together now seemed to be the thing that separated us.

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OPEN RANGE Granted, I returned years later and with a different breed, and I often wondered was it the breed? Were German Wirehaired Pointer folks so different? Or was it just the new way of upand-coming breeders and fanciers? As the years passed, I tolerated the bad manners, the gossip and the constant criticism of the top-winning dogs, their owners and of the judges. In those days after the Tucson tragedy, I took time to think. Dog shows had ceased to be fun and it seemed shows and obedience trials had lost something ever so important, but more importantly we as fanciers had lost something crucial - camaraderie and fellowship. It seemed that bad sportsmanship had replaced breed unity. Sportsmanship is the art of winning or losing with grace - it is something we expound to our kids, yet we as adults seem to be facing a rising epidemic of bad sportsmanship. Just look at the AKC Gazette. Years before, most AKC suspensions were focused on registration improprieties, but now there are an everincreasing number of conduct suspensions.

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I question, why has so much negativity infiltrated the sport and wonder if it could ever be fixed? There are, as with most complicated issues, multiple components in creating an atmosphere of bad sportsmanship and there seems to be no easy cure for the problem. Cathy Cooper, an AKC licensed judge and breeder of Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, who discusses issues on her website addressed the changes in attitude of dog show exhibitors. She said, “I believe the advent of the rankings systems brought a new priority to the sport. Once the quest for a #1 dog began it brought in a whole new purpose. Instead of being a venue for exhibiting breeding stock it became a race for a top ranking.” “Top dogs in many breeds are not even available for breeding - it is just a competition for a ranking. And there is nothing we like more in the US than being #1.” Winning and racking up breed points seems to have become overly important. We are raising a whole generation of new fanciers and breeders to believe that a dog that can win is more important than breeding a dog with a sound mind and the ability to perform the tasks he was designed to do. As novices to the sport, newer fanciers are often inadvertently encouraged by their mentors to “fault judge.” Yet when mentoring, it is important that emphasis be placed on the overall attributes of a dog, not just its faults. Picking out the faults of a dog is the easiest thing for a novice to learn and it is important. Yet all dogs have fault - the perfect dog has not been bred. So people new to the sport of purebred dogs must be encouraged to look at the overall dog. A constant diet of faulting dogs leaves a newcomer to the breed malnourished and underfed. “If you find yourself falling into the trap of fault judging, force yourself to find three virtues with any dog before you expound upon the faults,” advises Cooper. Sarah Wilson, author of My Smart Puppy sums it up this way, “We probably all start out as fault judges. We’re learning the ropes, insecure in our skill set and finding faults is pretty simple since they are always present. But, if we really want to understand what “great” is, we have to move beyond looking for flaws and learn to see the wonderful.”


OPEN RANGE This negative trend has become so common, that in their recent judge’s seminars, AKC cautions its judges to avoid “fault judging,” instead they encourage judges to look at a dog’s virtues. There is no doubt that constant fault-finding of dogs soon slips into criticism of breeders and competitors as well. It becomes a nasty habit. A habit that contributes to the back-biting and derogatory words often heard ringside and more often blogged. Yet, while this type of behavior contributes to the sportsmanship issue it is only a portion of the overall problem. Another of the components was addressed by Claudia Waller Orlandi Ph.D who wrote the article Kennel Blindness A Closer Look for AKC’s Newsletter for Breeders. Orlandi attributes bad sportsmanship to kennel blindness. “Kennel blind breeders ignore the virtues and focus on the faults of their competitors dogs - bad sportsmanship and kennel blindness go hand in hand.” It is the belief by some breeders and owners that their dogs are nearly perfect and that dogs from other bloodlines are fault-laden and their breeders less than honorable that initiates gossip. As we all know gossip can be disruptive and hurtful when it is geared toward a particular person or when it targets one breeding program or another. But gossiping maybe inevitable - researchers have concluded that humans are hard-wired to gossip. Frank McAndrew, a professor at Knox College and the author of the book Environmental Psychology believes people used gossip in early civilizations to position themselves. “How successful you were at attracting mates and reproducing, depended, to a great extent, on your social skills and knowing what people were up to.” Even if gossip is here to stay, the effects can be minimized explains Dan Bobinski, CEO of Leadership Development, Inc. “Educate people that their words become their future. Based on the principle that you ‘go where you’re focused’ . . . help people see the ripple effects of how their focus impacts action.” When we, as breeders and fanciers elevate the importance of winning, ignore our own kennel blindness and encourage fault judging we can expect nothing more, than a breed filled with critics, gossip mongers and bad sports.

Not long ago I had the opportunity to visit a long-time GWP fancier. We spent the evening looking at old photos of the first dogs imported into the US. I continually worry that our breed has too little breed-type or consistency and for me it was a eye-opening to see how far the breed has come thanks to those dedicated people who have worked for years to improve GWPs. Trust me, some of those early dogs were homely! We still have a long way to go - take a look at the Dobie or Golden ring. They have amazing breed type and consistency. No one person can continue to make improvements in our breed. It takes all of us, breeders, fanciers, performance enthusiasts, field competitors and pet owners. No breeder can keep every puppy bred, so the pups must go to homes and they must fit into those homes. And these new owners must be educated in a way that makes them proud to own a Wirehair no matter its breeding and in a way that makes them feel as if they belong - not separated by preconceived prejudices against their dog, its line or its breeder. We need each other. We can’t win, and I don’t mean breed points or ribbons, without each other. To move our breed forward, we need fellowship, camaraderie, patience and forgiveness. We can’t have unity unless we make an effort to end the bad-mouthing, the negative blogging, the gossip and the ringside rudeness - the bad sportsmanship. So I ask, in the words of the infamous, Rodney King, “Can’t we all just get along?

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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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2013 GWPCA National Specialty Show Judging Ballot This is your chance to help select the judge for the 2013 National Specialty Show! Please vote – this is your opportunity to voice your opinion and be part of the selection process. Vote for 3 judges in your order of preference. All ballots must be signed and received by the GWPCA Secretary by June 1, 2011. The Secretary will also accept votes by email. All email ballots must come individually (one email per member – if two members of a household are both members, the secretary must receive two separate emails. All email ballots must have the header “2013 Judges Selection Ballot” and each must include the members name and address in the body of the email. Please use the following example for correct setup. To: gatewayfmc@sbcglobal.net From: (members email address) Subject: 2013 Judges Selection Ballot My choice for 2013 GWPCA National Specialty judges are: 1. 2. 3. Members Name Members Address ------------------------------------------------------------Please select three of the following judges in you order of preference: Karin Ashe – Deland, Florida Karin Ashe lives in Deland, Florida with her dogs, along with numerous wild animals that visit Scanpoint throughout the year.  She has judged on every continent except Africa and has judged several National Specialties. Karin grew up in Norway, with a father that judged and exhibited Terriers. She worked as a Professional Handler (all breeds) for 20 years and has been approved to judge Pointing Dog Field Trials and Hunting Tests for the past 25 years. She has been judging since 1990 and presently judges the Sporting Group, The Hound Group, numerous Working, Herding and Toy breeds as well as Best In Show, Misc Breeds and Junior Showmanship. Her daughter, Kristen was Top Junior Handler for the years that she showed her Pointers.  Karin, along with daughter, Kristen, and son, Kirk, have been actively breeding, showing and field trialing for the past 45 years. She is now retired and enjoying life with her new little Dachshund. The Scanpoint prefix is well-known in the Pointer community, as the kennel has produced over 150 champions, including several top winners, top producers, the 3rd all-time top producing Stud Dog and the first Dual Champion, the first Obedience Trial Champion and the first UDX Pointers in the history of the breed in the USA. Karin was awarded Top Breeder from APC several years running. There are also 2 Scanpoint dogs in the APC Hall of Fame.  Karin has been actively involved with teaching and training for over 40 years. She has conducted handling & obedience classes, judges’ breed seminars, and served as mentor for the Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, English Springer Spaniel and Italian Greyhound. Over the years, Karin has erved as: Founding member of Florida Conformation Judges Association; Member of the Mid-Florida Judges’

Association, Member of W. Volusia County Kennel Club; Corresponding Secretary and Judges Education Chair for The American Pointer Club, Inc.; Member of AKC Advisory Committee for Field Trials and Hunting Tests; Charter Member of Mid Atlantic Dog Show Judges, Inc.; Chairman of Mason-Dixon Dog Judges Association, Inc.; Member of Senior Conformation Judges Assoc.; Member of American Dog Show Judges Assoc., Member of the Dog Judges of America, President and Charter Member of Gunpowder Pointer Club; Board of Director of American Pointer Club, Inc.; Treasurer and Charter Member of Maryland Sporting Dog Assoc.; Member of Northeast Maryland KC; Editor of Maryland Sporting Dog Newsletter; Editor of Quarterly Newsletter of Gunpowder Pointer Club, Inc.; Director of the Education Fund for SCJA. She presently owns and runs the Judges-L Discussion List and the Pointer-L Discussion List on the Internet.  Larry Berg – Levittown, NY I began competing in 1969 with my German Shorthaired Pointers at field trials. In 1974 I acquired a great specimen of the breed and became heavily involved in showing.  As an owner-handled dog, he went on to become one of the top dogs in the history of the breed, winning the Nationals and Westminster on his way to being ranked the #1 GSP in the nation.  During his campaign we were always competing with a GWP bitch named ‘Cheese Cake’ in the groups and she became my introduction to your breed and began to set the standard in my mind.  Upon retiring my GSP, I did some professional handling and enjoyed a career as a professional dog trainer and behaviorist. I was fortunate to have a nice Vizsla and in only four months of campaigning set the all time Best In Show record for Vizsla bitches.  As an AKC judge I had the honor of judging German Wirehaired Pointers at Westminster in 2010 as well as German Shorthaired Pointers, Vizslas and Weimaraners.  Most recently I judged German Wirehaired Pointers in Australia, along with most of the sporting group. While there, I had the pleasure of judging a Wirehaired Vizsla speciality, a breed that is currently in the miscellaneous classes in our country.  I am currently licensed to judge the majority of the Sporting breeds. Thank you for your consideration,  Eugene Blake – Tulsa, Oklahoma I started working with dogs in 1954 as a dog bather at a French Poodle Shop in Houston, Texas.  I attended my first dog show in 1955 and then decided I wanted to show dogs. I became an All-Breed licensed handler in 1968.  I showed dogs professionally for some 33 years, then, I retired, and became a judge.  During that time, I bred Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Italian Greyhounds, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Salukis, and Afghan Hounds.  I never bred more than 4 litters of any of one breed.  As a handler I helped many of my clients with their breeding programs, including choosing studs, and picking puppies. I started judging in 1990, with the Hound Group. Since that time I have added the Sporting Group, Toy Group and the Non-Sporting Group. In total, I judge four Groups, Miscellaneous, Best in Show and Junior Showmanship. I have had the privilege of judging in Australia, Canada, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand. As of now, I judge between 60 and 70 shows a year.

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G W P N AT I O N A L S I N F O Joy S. Brewster– Newtown, CT Prior to becoming an AKC licensed Professional Handler in 1965, Joy worked with Anne Rogers Clark learning handling and trimming techniques and managed Annie’s show kennel for ten years. Joy founded “Cassio Kennels” in Newtown, CT in 1965.  The name, “Cassio” was chosen to honor one of her top winning home-bred Italian Greyhounds shown during the late ‘50’s, Ch Robwood Cassiopeia.  Joy’s achievements during her 35 years as an all-breed professional handler showing top-ranking dogs, was not only with many different dogs and breeds, but also spanned six of the seven variety groups.  Having been born into the dog breeding and showing world, her roots as a breeder-owner were never lost throughout her handling career.  Respected and long-lasting relationships with her clients and their various breeding programs as well as her own dogs brought as much success from the whelping box for nearly as many breeds as she handled in the show ring.   Regarding German Wirehaired Pointers in particular, Joy’s success in breeding and showing started in 1970 with the top winning and producing GWP of her time, Ch Hilltop’s S. S. Cheesecake owned by Patricia Laurans.  Since that time, Joy has been associated with the success of the many “Laurwyn” and “Cassio” German Wirehaired Pointers.  Including Ch Laurwyn Cassio Mocha Cake, CD and his Best in Show winning brother, Ch Laurwyn Cassio Piece of Cake.   Joy was consulted in the revamping of the GWP Standard in 1985, as well as having worked on the 2007 revisions.   She is currently still active in educating GWP breeders, judges, exhibitors and enthusiasts.  Joy currently judges Best in Show, Hound and Sporting groups, several Herding breeds and Jr. Showmanship. Dr. Steven D. Herman – Dade City, FL The sign over my office door reads “Full Time Dog ManPart Time Attorney”.  I started in dogs in 1980, just a couple of years after beginning my practice.  Picking my first German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, at ten weeks of age, I did a pretty good job.  Rommel was a top ten dog, along with being my versatile dog - doing obedience and NAVHDA.  I have remained active and successful in this breed.  My bitch was Best of Breed at Westminster in 2010 and her daughter racked up multiple wins in the 6-9 puppy class, at this year’s National Specialty.  I did some showing and breeding of English Cocker Spaniels and Golden Retrievers.  However, my next big venture was with Pointers.  Since 1990, I have been involved with this breed.  Owning and breeding many Group and Best In Show winners.  Most have had their hunting titles, too.  One Best In Show bitch also was the top Field Trial puppy, a previous year.  Acquiring a German Wirehaired Pointer bitch in 1995, I campaigned her to the top ten.  A bitch from her litter was in the top ten, three years in a row.  My experience with the three Pointer breeds lead me to present a comparison seminar about them.  I now judge the entire Sporting Group.  I have officiated at the German Shorthaired Pointer and Golden Retriever Nationals.  My Wife and I live with a GSP and a Pointer, in Wesley Chapel, Florida.  We collect dog art and travel to Crufts, regularly.  I have also judged in Columbia and Sweden.  Maxine McCullough – United Kingdom I had my first “show” dog in 1982, a Doberman,  in the days when there were huge Doberman classes and overall entries in the UK usually of around 400 Dobermans per 50

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show.  I remember winning my class at Crufts the very first time I qualified for the show, gosh, it was unbelievably exciting, I then had the bug!!!! Sadly health issue’s took all 3 of my Dobermans very young and I never did breed as I couldn’t face all the trauma breeders were struggling with at the time. In 1989 I approached Peter Howard and bought my first GWP who went directly back to Helen Shelley’s Desert Mill’s Henry, what a wonderful bitch she was and she was the start of my Kimmax GWP kennel.  Since then I have gone on to import  Dutch and German Drahthaar’s and together with my husband Peter have now bred/owned 19 titled dogs, 6 Full Champions (7 counting Timo) 9 Field Trial Award winners. We are the first and only kennel to have gained the Kennel Club’s Accredited Breeder “Accolade of Excellence” which is given for “achieving a significant contribution to the breed”, very few people in any breed can boast this achievement here in the UK I have judged GWP’s since the early 1990’s at open show level and can judge any breed at open show level as that is how our system works here, anyone can be asked to judge 3 classes without any qualifications.  I have judged most gundog breeds and also some variety classes (all breeds).  I judged Birmingham Championship show (GWP’s) 2010 having now worked my way up the judging list as to be included on the A3 list which means I am now eligible to award CC’s in GWP’s.  As well as showing we work our dogs too and have won many many working test awards over the years with various dogs, but a truly wonderful dog who I achieved great success with was Femkes Footsteps Maestro at Kimmax, (Dutch Import)  I then worked his son, Ch. Just Joking for Kimmax, gaining Field Trial awards and working test awards, Joker, who is now 9 years old and although retired from competition still goes shooting with Peter.   I  also recently titled a Drahthaar to her Full Ch. title too  - Ch/Dutch/German Ch. Pauline II V. Bockenhagen at Kimmax (Deu Imp) this makes Pauline the only qualified Drahthaar in her home country (she was 27th place at the Hegewald in 2006 handled by Peter) to have also gained a Field Trial award here in the UK - I am honoured to have bred/owned/trained some very special dogs, long may it continue.   Denny Mounce – Round Top, TX Denny Mounce is a Native Texan, who has been involved in dogs and horses all of her life. She currently lives in Round Top, Texas where she breeds World Champion Miniature horses. As a professional dog handler, she enjoyed much success. She was the Iams Female Handler of the year in 1989, 1990 & 1992. With her 1992 win, Ms. Mounce was inducted into the Iams Hall of Fame, the only female handler at that point to ever do so. Among her accomplishments as a handler, she showed the Beagle of the Year three years in a row. Ms. Mounce handled Best in Show dogs in six groups. She bred, owned or handled nine number one Dachshunds, including her favorite, the famous Fannie Farkle. She also showed German Wirehaired Pointers under the Pegden prefix. In 1997, Ms. Mounce started her judging career with breeds from several groups. Her judging has taken her to a wide variety of places. She has judged all over the United States, Canada & Mexico. She has been welcomed by the international dog community with invitations to judge in Japan, Argentina, Hong Kong, Tailand, Brazil and Australia. Ms. Mounce is approved to judge the following Groups: Sporting, Hound, Terrier, Toy and Non-Sporting. As well as Welsh Corgi, and Samoyeds.


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Final 2010 Agility Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 31 No. 2, February 2011 – 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. Ch. Ariel Justa New Attitude CD JH NF NA – M. Ezzo/B. Brawn 2. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch 3. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RE JH CDX – M&K Braddock 4. Afterhours Joie De Vivre NA NAJ – D. Philbert/M Rosenblatt/C Chism 5. Jed’s Easy Street NA NAJ – E&B Tucker 6. Paradox SGR Lady Madonna SH NA – J&P Falk Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN – T&C Guschi 7. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RN – J. Rowley

365 350 340 324 316 285 285 112

NOVICE PREFERRED 1. Harvey AX AXJ – E. Drifka 2. T. Wolf’s Wired After Grizzly NJP NAP – L. Schneider 3. High Power’s Jesse James RAE JH NJP – N. Ondrus 4. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RE JH CDX – M&K Braddock 5. Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN – T&C Guschi

396 365 289 218 105

NOVICE FAST 1. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch 2. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RN – J. Rowley

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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

346 320 210

OPEN PREFERRED 1. Jerelin’s Know When To Hold JH OAP OJP – J. Reese 2. High Power’s Jesse James RAD JH NJP – N. Ondrus

340 87

OPEN FAST 1. Ch. Ariel Justa New Attitude CD JH NF NA – M. Ezzo/B. Brawn

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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 TD – A. Trotter 3. Ch. Scotian the Man in Black JH MX MXJ MXF – S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 4. Ch. Scotian Whiskey River OA AXJ – C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves-Lococo 5. Madeline’s Prince Charming OA AXJ – S. Rainwater 6. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ OF – S McKeever/J Quattroch 7. Ch. Aspen Grove’s Get Serious Syd SH OA AXJ – C. Bettinson/D. Smolen 8. SGR Dirty Witch SH MX MXJ AXP AJP – T. Brooks 9. Ch. Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXJ XF – S. Jackson 10.. Ch. Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash RN AX AXJ – D&A Anderson

377 376 369 341 338 335 331 324 320 319

EXCELLENT PREFERRED 1. Jerelin’s Know When To Hold JH OAP OJP – J. Reese 2. Weidenhugel Sylvie V Merlin CD RE MX MXJ OAP AJP NFP – J&B Rowley

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2010 BIS/Group Competition These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 31 No. 2, February 2011. The number following each entry represents the number of BIS, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 (left to right) placements for the calendar year – compiled by Lori Sargent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson GCh. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni Ch. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/R. Perry/ S. Ferraro Ch. Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson GCh. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh Ch. RLB’s Got Moxie at Drakkar MH (B) – E. Shupp Ch. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb (D) – M. Marley Ch. Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch Heywire ‘N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid

43,278 –28/103/24/10/4 16,115 – 3/44/31/13/7 2,409 – 2/5/8/7/3 1,037 – 0/0/6/8/6 928 – 0/2/2/1/1 672 – 0/1/0/1/4 376 – 0/0/1/1/1 359 – 0/0/1/0/1 255 – 0/1/0/0/0 176 – 0/0/1/0/1

2010 Obedience Standings FINAL 2010 Obedience Standings These rankings areare based onon competition during thethe period January 1 –1December 31,31, 2010 as as reported in AKC These rankings based competition during period January – December 2010 reported in Awards through Vol. 31 No. 2, February 2011. AKC Awards through Vol. 31 No. 2, February 2011 – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. 1. GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson 284 2. BEGINNING GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson 238 NOVICE 3. GCh. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp – Rowley K. Sunda/B. Stroh 177 1. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RN(D) – J. 362.0 4. Ch. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni 135 5. NOVICE Ch. Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH (D) – M&A Johnson/Ch. Whitmore 99 6. Ch. Cherry Bomb M. NA– Marley 45 1. Tagalong’s Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX(D) RE–JH M&K Braddock 577.0 7. Ch. V Vintage Jessie (B) – C. Heiller/K. 42 2. Weidenhugel Ch. Drakkar’sAbby RLB’s Cabernet CD – J.Boyd Randall 576.5 8. Ch. K and Hampton Court’s Bye–Birdie (D) – J&R Stark/V. Malzoni 40 3. Star Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst Bye RE CD E. Gray 561.5 9. Ch. RLB Celtic EyeRE (D)CD – J&M 35 4. Drakkar’s Jerelin’s Dancin WithPrivate the Stars – D. Boyd/J. Galan Wilkinson 560.0 Ch. ManCD In RN Black JHMenotti MX MXJ MXF - S&J Rainwater/L. Reeves 35 5. Scotian Andra VThe Argos – P. 556.0 10. Aimn Hi for Jet Set’s Dancing With the CD Stars – R&J Bonaccorso/L. Reeves 24 6. Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger RE(B) – M. Brzoska 547.0 7. Ch. Afterhours I’m Not Bob JH CD – M. Hancock 519.0 8. Geronimo’s Flashback Calypso – C. Calahan 366.5 9. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RN – J. Rowley 362.0 10. Ch. Root’N Scoot’N Blowing Going RE – K&S Rife 182.0

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OPEN 1. Larkspur’s Glengarry Gus VCD1 UD OM1 JH – L. Swisher 2. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RE JH CDX NA – M&K Braddock 3. Jed’s Blue Angel UD RAE – K. Braddock 4. Pryor Creek’s Gracie Mae VCD1 UD VER MH RAE – C&T Cagle 5. Wireswest Shady Lady CDX MH – M. Eden 6. Inverness Hammerin Hank CDX RE JH – K. Braddock/L. Myles 7. Zoe Unjai II Vom Kervinshot CD – G. Schoeppner

589.5 585.5 583.5 579.5 386.0 376.0 188.0

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Showmanship 2010 2010 Junior Junior Showmanship Novice Junior Brock Heiber Hannah Hieber

Open Junior Joshua Burk

Hannah Hieber

Novice Senior Brian Carlascio

Ashley Wilson

Open Senior Taylor Marshall

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

Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 23 Apr. 4 Jun. 5 Jun. 6 Oct. 1

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South Bay KC Antelope Valley KC San Luis Obispo KC Santa Maria KC

Aug. 15 Nov. 5 Nov. 20 Nov. 22

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Richland KC Richland KC KC of Beverly Hills

Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Dec. 1

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W. Volusia KC W. Volusia KC Hernando Co. KC Hernando Co. KC

Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Nov. 13 Nov. 14

3rd/3 2nd/2 1st/2 2nd/2 3rd/5 2nd/3 1st/2

Inland Empire KA Inland Empire KA Eugene KC Eugene KC Richland KC Gtr. Clark Co. KC Gtr. Clark Co. KC

Jul. 17 Jul. 18 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Oct. 2 Dec. 11 Dec. 12

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Final 2010 Rally Standings FINAL 2010 Rally Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – December 31, 2010 as reported in AKC Awards through Vol. 31 No. 2, February 2011 – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. Ebbtide’s Sleepover at Ky-Wires RN JH – K. Bunch 2. Andra V Argos CD RN – P. Menotti 3. Ch. Aspendel Windmill J Roy Bean CD RN – B. Watkins/R. Perry/S. Ferraro/A. McClure 4. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 5. Ch. JNJ’s Cascade Crackshot JH RN – J. Daigneau/J. Deaver 6. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RN – L&O Popescu 7. Ch. Idawire Fistful of Dollars RN – D. Wallace/E. Herminghaus 8. Ch. Windswept’s Justa Firestarter RN SH – M&L Sargent/B. Brawn 9. Ch. Cynister’s Jumpin Jack Splash AX AXJ RN – D&A Anderson 10. Ch. Cynister’s Ringmaster RN – A&D Anderson

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ADVANCED 1. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 292 2. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CD RE – E. Gray 286 3. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RE – L&O Popescu 282 4. Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger CD RE – M. Brzoska 277 5. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RA – J. Rowley 238 These rankings are based on–competition 6. Andra V Argos CD RN P. Menotti during the period January 1 – December 31, 2010 as reported 195 in AKC Awards through Vol. 31 No. 2, February 2011. The number following each entry represents the number 7. Willis The Moose CD RAE JH – T. Aylward 186 of BIS, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 (left to right) placements for the calendar year – compiled by Lori Sargent. 8. Ch. Jay-Mar’s Tzar’s Passing the Torch CD RA MH – C&L Troncale 185 9. Ch. Darnelle’s All That N Then Some RN – D. Vacca/E. Pusateri 77 1. GCh. Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Lookout (D) – K. Courtelis/J&H Witt/J. Wilkinson 43,278 –28/103/24/10/4 2. GCh. Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) – R&L Stark/V. Malzoni 16,115 – 3/44/31/13/7 EXCELLENT 3. Ch. Aspendel’s Pale Rider JH (B) – B. Watkins/R. Perry/ S. Ferraro 2,409296 – 2/5/8/7/3 1. Jed’s SF Blue Belle RE JH – M&K Braddock 4. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson 1,037 – 0/0/6/8/6 2. Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger CD RE – M. Brzoska 294 5. GCh. Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel (D) – C. Whitmore/A. Johnson 928 – 0/2/2/1/1 3. Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RE AX AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattrochi 289 6. GCh. K-S-Tzarr-Balkanoff Vom Sepp (D) – K. Sunda/B. Stroh 672 – 0/1/0/1/4 4. Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CD RE – E. Gray 275 7. Ch. RLB’s Got Moxie at Drakkar MH (B) – E. Shupp 376 – 0/0/1/1/1 5. Ch. Drakkar’s RLB’s Secora RE – L&O Popescu 256 8. Tagalong’s Cherry Bomb M. Marley 359186 – 0/0/1/0/1 6. Ch. Willis The Moose CD RAE JH(D) – T.– Aylward 9. Ch. Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch 255 – 0/1/0/0/0 7. Ch. Roy the Upland Hunter RA – L&O Popescu 140 10. Heywire ‘N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid 176 – 0/0/1/0/1 8. Jay-Mar’s On the Road Again RA – J. Rowley 86

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CH Idawire Funny Feeling (B) SR44786802 (11/22/10) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x CH Idawire Zip A Dee Do Dah; Breeder: Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Danielle Gifford & Joyce Gifford CH Wireworks Tea Party For Two (B) SR59060201 (11/20/10) by CH Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH x CH Mt View’s Ripsnorter Pink Star; Breeder/Owner: Angela Milowski & Shon Michael CH Aimn Hi Scotian Ghostdance (B) SR56463006 (12/28/10) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x CH Wildacres Ima Gypsy Dancer MH; Breeder: Jim Isom & Genevieve Capstaff & Carolyn Isom; Owner: Laura ReevesLococo CH Drakkars’ Rlb’s Vintage Cabernet CD (B) SR51817501 (12/16/10) 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: Joann Randall CH Hampton Court’s Elisabeth Arden (B) SR64172801 (12/18/10) by CH Rlbs Drakkar Tom Foolery x CH Drakkarsalldressedforaction; Breeder/Owner: Victor Malzoni Jr. CH Heywire ‘N Highfield’s Hey Look Me Over (B) SR61537108 (12/11/10) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Mrs. Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren Owner: Pam Kincaid & Larry Kincaid CH Heywire’s Thru The Looking Glass At Kenshaw (B) SR61537111 (12/5/10) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Mrs. Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Shawn Damon & Bernee Brawn GRAND CHAMPION GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH (D) SR50045102 (9/30/10) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout x CH J an J After Hours Dana; Breeder/Owner: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson GCH CH Star K’s Mile Hi Valentine (B) SR28918906 (9/24/10) by CH Caramel N Heywire’s Mocha Chip At Star K x CH Gavic Barbwire; Breeder: Linda & Richard Stark; Owner: Richard Stark & Linda Stark & Victor Malzoni Jr. GCH CH Weidenhugel Abby V Jessie (B) SR33205502 (10/1/10) by CH Rlb’s Jessie The Body MH x CH Weindenhugel Xtra SPCL V Bama MH; Breeder/Owner: Cynthia Heiller & Kathleen Boyd GCH CH Drakkar’s Rlb Celtic Private Eye (D) SR51817509 (12/19/10) 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: Jim Boyd & Joyce Wilkinson & Michelle Boyd

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Jerelin’s Dancin With The Stars CD RE (B) SR41742512 (9/17/10) by CH Cedarbrooks Justa Sole Man x CH Jerelin’s Moonlite Escapade JH; Breeder: Gerald Krepak & Linda H Krepak; Owner: Debra Galan CH Afterhours I’M Not Bob CD JH (B) SR27002002 (11/19/10) by CH Afterhours Major League x CH Afterhours Kaizans Iluvlucy; Breeder: Christine Whitmore; Owner: Marion Hancock Lorbas Joker Vom Hessenjaeger CD RE (D) SR44724403 (11/13/10) by Herr Neptun Vom Hessenjaeger x Frau Hessi Vom Hessenjaeger; Breeder: Margie Hollnagel; Owner: Mrs. Marlene Brzoska COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH (B) SR48693303 (10/30/10) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock RALLY NOVICE Ebbtide’s Sleepover At Ky-Wires RN JH (B) SR58138306 (9/25/10) 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 CH Aspendel Windmill J Roy Bean CD RN (D) SR15562207 (10/21/10) by CH Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH x CH Aspendel The Warrior’s Maiden; Breeder: Robert Perry & SEAN FERRARO & ASHLEY MCCLURE; Owner: Betsy Watkins & Robert Perry & Sean Ferrara & Ashley McClure CH Scotian Xtra Time RN (B) SR09070903 (10/3/10) by CH Scotian Private Reserve MH x CH Weindenhugel Xtra SPCL V Bama MH; Breeder: Laura Reeves; Owner: Cynthia Heiller D.V.M. MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit RN TD XF (D) SR02055005 (12/18/10) by Vom Grafenauer Cascade Huba x Vom Grafenauer Can Of Corn; Breeder: Thomas Grafenauer; Owner: Ashlee Trotter CH Windswept’s Justa Firestarter RN SH (B) SR01387706 (12/12/10) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Justa Ariel Too Tuff To Tame CD SH NA NAJ; Breeder: Bernee Brawn & Mary Patrice Ezzo V.M.D; Owner: Lori Sargent & Mark Sargent & Bernee Brawn RALLY ADVANCED Jay-Mar’s On The Road Again RA (D) SR53880202 (10/24/10) by DC St Croix’s Diamond Jim x CH Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions SH; Breeder: Nickol Litwin & Christopher Hieber & Patricia Hieber; Owner: Judith Rowley CH Jay-Mar’s Tzar’s Passing The Torch CD RA MH (B) SN57028508 (10/16/10) by NFC DC Jay-Mars Blake’s Windczar SH x CH Jaymar Wiesen’s Rite On Target MH; Breeder: M Jay Collins & Nickol Litwin; Owner: Craig Troncale & Leslie Troncale


G W P R E S U LT S & S TA N D I N G S RALLY EXCELLENT CH Roy The Upland Hunter RE (D) SR42625603 (9/12/10) by CH I’Am A Triple Dual Shot CD x Annie Mae Hunter; Breeder: Fred Daggett & Amber Daggett; Owner: Lisa Popescu & Octavian Popescu RALLY ADVANCED EXCELLENT Weidenhugel Dylan V Ernst CD RAE (D) SR36847307 (9/11/10) by CH Weidenhugel Ernst V Einer MH x CH Weidenhugel Liberty V Boeing; Breeder: Mildred L Revell; Owner: Elaine Gray Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ OF (D) SN88983804 (10/17/10) by CH Afterhours Major League x CH Afterhours Spirit In The Sky; Breeder: Christine Whitmore; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattrochi TRACKING DOG MACH Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit TD XF (D) SR02055005 (10/24/10) by Vom Grafenauer Cascade Huba x Vom Grafenauer Can Of Corn; Breeder: Thomas Grafenauer; Owner: Ashlee Trotter TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT Pryor Creeks Gracie Mae VCD1 UDX VER RAE TDX MH (B) SR10164105 (12/12/10) by Chump Changes Nothin To Lose x Iffy Von Camp; Breeder: Clarke J Campbel; Owner: Carol A Cagle & Tommy B Cagle NOVICE AGILITY PREFERRED T. Wolfs Wired After Grizzly NAP NJP (B) ILP159162 (10/23/10) Owner: Cindy Schneider NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER PREFERRED T. Wolfs Wired After Grizzly NJP (B) ILP159162 (9/18/10) Owner: Cindy Schneider OPEN AGILITY JUMPER PREFERRED Jerelin’s Know When To Hold JH OAP OJP (B) SR08116805 (10/3/10) by DC AFC Bounty’s Justa Pegleg Pete x CH Jerelin’s Afternoon Delite MH NA; Breeder: Linda H Krepak; Owner: Jean Reese NOVICE AGILITY Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA (D) SR53690103 (10/31/10) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch CH Ariel Justa New Attitude CD JH NA NF (B) SR01387701 0-05 (11/26/10) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Justa Ariel Too Tuff To Tame CD SH NA NAJ; Breeder/Owner: Bernee Brawn & Mary Patrice Ezzo V.M.D

NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER Red’s Emerald Cut CD RN NAJ (B) SR34749907 (11/20/10) by CH Rlb’s Mac The Knight MH x Backwoods Driving MS. Daisy; Breeder: Richard Brannan; Owner: Thomas Guschl & Carol Guschl Afterhour’s Joie De Vivre NAJ (B) SR45156705 (12/4/10) by CH Afterhours Fuzzy Navel x CH Weaver’s Morgen Raine; Breeder: David M Weaver; Owner: Diane Philibert & Mark Rosenblatt & Christi Chism Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover RN NA NAJ (D) SR53690103 (12/3/10) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattroch CH Ariel Justa New Attitude CD JH NA NAJ NF (B) SR01387701 (12/5/10) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Justa Ariel Too Tuff To Tame CD SH NA NAJ; Breeder/Owner: Bernee Brawn & Mary Patrice Ezzo V.M.D Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH NA NAJ (B) SR48693303 (12/17/10) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock AGILITY EXCELLENT Madeline’s Prince Charming AX AXJ (D) PAL201024 (11/14/10) Owner: Stephanie Rainwater EXCELLENT AGILITY JUMPER Madeline’s Prince Charming OA AXJ (D) PAL201024 (11/12/10) Owner: Stephanie Rainwater CH Scotian Whiskey River OA AXJ (B) SR35640805 (11/20/10) 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 AGILITY EXCELLENT SGR Dirty Witch SH MX AXJ AXP AJP (B) SR16769201 (9/26/10) by DC SGR Dirty Laundry x Oakhylls Witching Hour; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Terrie Brooks MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPER SGR Dirty Witch SH MX MXJ AXP AJP (B) SR16769201 (10/16/10) by DC SGR Dirty Laundry x Oakhylls Witching Hour; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Terrie Brooks AGILITY FAST EXCELLENT Afterhours Major’s Sunny Sky CD RAE AX AXJ XF (D) SN88983804 (12/4/10) by CH Afterhours Major League x CH Afterhours Spirit In The Sky; Breeder: Christine Whitmore; Owner: Susan McKeever & John Quattrochi

Jed’s SF Blue Belle CDX RE JH NA (B) SR48693303 (12/4/10) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock

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NAFC DC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now

M Ezzo/B Brawn, PA

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DC Wildwings Shameless

L Sandor. CA

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Wingfield's High Cotton

D & P Coller

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7

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Cascade Honest Abe

R & L Calkins, OR

99

8

5

FC AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH

V Grimslid, WI

98

8

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NAFC DC AFC Griffiths Willy Be Mine?

C & D Griffith, OR

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5

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FC AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH

A McGrane, IA

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NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe

J & S Williams, OR

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7

9

Zippin Calahoo

Q Wiseman

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4

10

FC Wilson's Dp Trish JH

J Houghton, GA

64

3

In Combined Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 33 GWPs placed 117 times, defeating 1,691 dogs. OPEN SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1

NAFC DC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now

M Ezzo/B Brawn, PA

224

7

2

DC Wildwings Shameless

L Sandor, CA

87

4

3

NAFC DC AFC Griffiths Willy Be Mine?

C & D Griffith, OR

80

4

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NFC DC AFC Tumalo Joe

J & S Williams, OR

69

6

5

Cascade Honest Abe

R & L Calkins, OR

66

5

6

FC AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH

V Grimslid, WI

65

6

7

NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show

R Haukoos, IA

55

4

8

Zippin Calahoo

Q Wiseman

52

3

9

Wingfield's High Cotton

D & P Coller

51

3

10

FC Wilson's Dp Trish JH

J Houghton

44

2

In Open Senior Gun Dogs, a total of 26 GWPs placed 68 times, defeating 1,126 dogs. AMATEUR SENIOR DOGS (GUN DOGS) 1

Wingfield's High Cotton JH

D & P Coller

58

4

2

NAFC DC Cascade Tumalo Tess

J & S Williams, OR

49

3

3

FC AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH

A McGrane, IA

44

4

4

NAFC DC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now

M Ezzo/B Brawn

41

3

5

FC AFC Big Oaks Black Magic Woman MH

V Grimslid, WI

33

2

5

Cascade Honest Abe

R & L Calkins, OR

33

3

7

Cascade Gabel

R & L Calkins, OR

32

3

8

Wireswest Radical Girl MH

M Eden, OR

28

3

9

DC Wildwings Shameless

L Sandor. CA

26

2

10

FC Wiredwest Sureshot Oakley MH

N Solt, UT

20

2

10

Big Oaks Jacpine Savage

V Grimslid, WI

20

2

10

FC Wilson's Dp Trish JH

J Houghton

20

1

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Top Producing Sires & Dams of 2010 Compiled by Lori Sargent (birddog@windsweptwires.net)

Top Producing Sires & Dams of 2010

Compiled by Lori Sargent (birddog@windsweptwires.net)

BENCH CHAMPIONS Sires____________________________________ GCH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout 4 Ch. RLB’s Mac the Knight MH 4 Ch. Larkspurs Windmill Winston JH 3 Ch. Ripsnorter's Thunderhart 3 DC Wildwing's Shameless 3 Ch. Afterhours Let The Wookie Win 2 Ch. Aspendel's Red River JH 2 Ch. Cynisters Coffin Keeper 2 DC AFC Jetset's Ragtop Day at Scotia JH 2 Ch. Wildefire's Bentley JH 2

Dams_____________________________ Ch. Mountain View's Next Strike 5 Ch. Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of RLB RN 3 Ch. Drakkar's She's All That 3 Ch. ADPG Independence Day 2 Ch. Ayla V.D. Sonnenberg 2 Ch. J an J After Hours Dana 2 Ch. Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions JH 2 DC Piemonte Zoie V Chisola 2 Ch. Scotian Xtra Time 2 Star K’s J’T’Aime 2 Ch. Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX 2

FIELD CHAMPION / AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION Sires ____________________________________ NAFC DC AFC Cascade Jagd Freund 1 FC/2 AFC NFC FC Backwoods Sure Shot Wilson 1 FC McNally’s Calahoo MH 1 FC

Dams____________________________ OKK Flo Jo Laveau 1FC/1AFC Fancy Pressure Cooker Wilson 1 FC Solts’ Maggilla Gorilla 1 FC Okk Ebony Flo Laveau 1 AFC

HUNT TEST TITLES Sires_____________________ MH SH JH NAFC DC AFC Cascade Jagd Freund 2 FC Von Duffin's Shock and Awe 1 1 DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey 1 NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH 1 Ch Cynisters Coffin Keeper 1 DC AFC Jay-Mar's Cina's Runaway Train MH 1 Orbekskovens B. Victor 1 DC Wildwing's Shameless 1 Zeb Von Strickert 1

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Dams MH SH JH Von Duffin's Coffee Nudge 1 1 Ch. Jay-Mar’s Liver And Onions JH 1 Marie's Cascade Indiana 1 OKK Ebony Flo Laveau 1 OKK Flo Jo Laveau 1 Ch. Ripsnorter's Its in the Genes NA JH 1 RLB's Whatever Lola Wants 1 Two 1 Ch. Von Duffin’s Lady Bug CDX 1 Ch. Weidenhugel Fanci V Einer 1


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Top Producers from 1987 - 2010 Compiled by Lori Sargent (birddog@windsweptwires.net) BENCH CHAMPIONS Sires & dams on this list must have produced 10 titled dogs Sires:

Dams:

CH RIPSNORTER THUNDERHART…………… CH WINDHAVEN’S STUTZER STUMPER… CH SHURCAN BARON OF AFTERHOURS…… CH GEROMINOS FLYING WARRIOR………… CH GERONIMOS GLORY OF ASPENROSE…. DC AFC DUNKEES JUSTA TOP FLITE MH…… CH LAURWYN CASSIO MOCHA CAKE……… CH RIPSNORTER MAKIN A STATEMENT……. CH. RLB'S JESSIE THE BODY MH …………….. DC CASCADE ROGUE MH…………………… CH. LARKSPURS WINDMILL WINSTON JH ……… CH WEIDENHUGEL MERLIN V NICO CD MH ……… CH. WILDEFIRE'S BENTLEY …………………… DC AFC JETSET'S RAGTOP DAY AT SCOTIA JH…….. CH. WEIDENHUGEL EINER V PILOT …………………. DC CADENBERG VICTOR V TREY MH ……………. NAFC DC AFC RUDOLPH’S BLITZEN VON DUFFIN… AFTERHOURS ACE HIGH JH …………………………

51 45 41 33 25 22 21 21 19 18 17 17 15 14 14 12 12 11

CH. DRAKKAR'S SHE'S ALL THAT ……………… CH GERONOMOS SHOW GIRL…………………… CH MOUNTAIN VIEW’S NEXT STRIKE………….. CH BRIAR PATCH RIPSNORTER GAL………… CH. DRAKKAR'S ALL EYES ON ME CD ……….. CH RIPSNORTERS AFFARRAH OF THE HART.. CH AFTERHOURS CASSIO LOCKET…………… CH WINDHAVEN’S WHEEL OF FORTUNE……… CH LARKSPURS KAIZANS LET IT BE…………… PEGDEN’S POLLY MADISON………………….. CH RIPSNORTERS LIGHTNING STRIKES …… CH CASSIO LAURWYN CRUMB CAKE………… CH JAMAR WEISEN’S RITE ON TARGET MH… CH LARKSPUR ZOE DANCER…………………… CH TOPMOST WINDFALL OF DANTERS………

19 15 15 14 14 14 13 13 11 11 11 10 10 10 10

FIELD CHAMPIONS / AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPIONS Sires & dams on this list must have produced 3 titled dogs Sires: NFC NAFC DC AFC CASCADE IKE MH……………. NAFC DC AFC CASCADE JAGD FREUND …………… FC AFC CASCADE STEAMER MH…………………... FC AFC CASCADE ROGUE MH……………………… DC AFC DUNKEES JUSTA TOP FLITE MH………… BACKWOODS FLEXIBLE FLYER……………………. NFC DC AFC SURE SHOT’S HOT ROCKS MH ……. NFC FC SURE SHOT'S SLICK NICKEL……………… FC AFC HALB VOM POMMOREGON ………………. OKK BO LAVEAU…………………………..…………. OVERBARON’S COUNTRY HUSTLER……….……... RAWLEE GENE’S DELIGHT………………………….. HAAG’S DIRECTOR TD SH……………………….…… CH. NFC JAY-MARS BLAKE'S WINDCZAR SH ………… NAFC DC AFC RUDOLPH’S BLITZEN VON DUFFIN… NAFC DC AFC SURE SHOT’S POINT BLANK MH…

Sires:

11 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Dams: OKK FLO JO LAVEAU ……………… CH. BACKWOODS MO KICK …….. OKK EBONY FLO LAVEAU ……………… RAWHIDE’S DIZZY LIZZY……………… GISELA VON GRAFENBERG ………… FC JAY-MAR'S BLAKE'S BLUE ANGEL RIPSNORTER RLB'S SAMANTHA ………

8 5 4 4 3 3 3

HUNT TEST TITLES These dogs must have produced 3 master hunters

DC CASCADE ROGUE MH……………….. NFC NAFC DC AFC CASCADE IKE MH……. DC JAY-MAR’S BLAKE’S WINDCZAR SH DC JED’S SILENT POLAR EXPRESS….. DC SGR DIRTY LAUNDRY……………….. DC SGR SILENT RUNNING MH…………. DC AFC DUNKEES JUSTA TOP FLITE MH………… HANOVER VON TREBORWOLF…………. DC RLB’S JESSIE THE BODY MH CH DARLING’S TICK TOCK MH…………………………. CH. FAIROAKS TIMEBOMB V WIESEN MH NAJ…… GUSTAV JAEGER MH……………………. JAY-MAR’S BLUSASSY’S BARON……… CH. WEIDENHUGEL EINER V PILOT ………………. FC AFC CASCADE ROGUE MH………………………

MH 7 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Dams: NFC DC AFC NAVAHO SIDEKICK MH……….. FC AFC SGR WITCHES’ BREW………….. LARKSPUR'S CARAMEL AT HEYWIRE ……………………. CH. SCHNELLBERG'S IN THE ROUGH CDX SH OA OAJ… CH JAY-MAR’S AUTUMN REIGN CD SH KATRIN JAEGER MH………………………… HELLBENDERS DESERT STORM JH….

4 4 3 3 3 3 3

SH 2 6 1 1 5 4 3 4 4 3 3 1 1 1

3 3 1 1

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DC Piemonte Zoie V Chisola MH (May 1999-July 2010)

Zoie was a pretty dog, an outstanding hunting dog, and a sweet, loving pet. She was also an excellent brood bitch who consistently passed on her virtues. She was loved and is missed.

Ch Piemonte Idawire Echo V Chisola

Ch Piemonte Idawire Quiet Riot

(DC/AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day at Scotia x DC Piemonte Zoie V Chisola)

(Ch Piemonte Oliver V Chisola x Ch Piemonte Idawire Anabel V Chisola) (Zoie Granddaughter)

Ironwire Abba Rocks Idawire Ch Idawire Field of Dreams x Ch Cynister Idawire Childs Play (Zoie Great-grand daughter)

Idawire Hope Floats Ch Idawire Fistful of Dollars x Ch Idawire American Pie (Linebred Zoie Granddaughter)

A special thank-you to Dr. Aloysia Hard for sharing Zoie with us, and her continued support of our dogs and our breeding program. Our partnership as breeders continues as we move towards the future with Zoie’s descendents. Thanks, Aloysia!

Tom and Jodi Quesnell Sheridan, WY www.idawire.com Email: idawiregwps@isp.com Phone: (605) 641-2800 ©2010 GWPCA WIRE NEWS

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