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The Journal of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

Summer 2013 Field and Working Dog Issue

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Club Officers/ Committee Chairs President’s Message/Editorial Delegate’s Report Tornado Relief GWPCA Officer Nominations 2013 BIS/Group Standings Changes In Versatility Program 2013 Breed Point Standings New Beginnings – Galan-Parsons Rescue – Baumgarger CHIC – Nelson Financial Legacies – Baldwin Health Forum – Potter, DVM Notes From Becky – Duffin Obedience – Braddock Agility – Trotter Top Sires & Dams 1985-2012 2013 Obedience/Rally Standings New Titles 2013 Agility Standings New Agility Titles Ad Rates

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Big Running Dogs Can Hunt – Quesnell Good Work If You Can Get It – DuBois Blackberry’s Devine Intervention – Bunch Wisconsin GWP Specialty – Vogel Closing Grouse Camp – Allen

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Garnett Persinger – Ebbtide GWPs Judy Cheshire – HeyWire/Sureshot Pete & Norma Paduch – Hawk Haven Wires Betty Stroh – Hilltop Farms Betty Stroh – Hilltop Farms Belinda DeLaby – Tempest Wires Donahue, Johnson & Jensen Jim West/Rhonda Houkoos – Wild West Kennels Cornell & Johnson Heather Brennan – Nuthatch GWPs Courtney & William Bastain – Claddagh Kennel

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Courtney & William Bastain – Claddagh Kennel Miranda Wagner – Portraits by Miranda Diana Wise La Mar & Kay Gunnarson – Ridgehaven Kennels Adam & Amy Cunningham - Ironwire GWPs Kay Braddock Bob & Ann Karrick – Whiskerdog Kennels Cindy Heiller – The Haven Kennel Purina Lisa & Octavian Popescu – Williamette GWPs Don, Pat & Ben Coller – Wingfield Farms

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Coming Next Issue Autumn 2013 Wire-News Judges’ and Standard Issue HIGHLIGHTING: GWPs in the Show Ring GWPs in the Field, Obedience, Rally and Agility Discussions of the GWP Breed Standard Nationals Updates Ad Deadline – August 15, 2013 Please send Ads & Payment to: Adam Cunningham, Advertising Manager 9088 N. Awl Rd. Parker, CO 80138

Content Deadline – August 1, 2013 Please forward Club Business, Photos and Articles to: Diane Turner, Editor

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Garnett Persinger and GCH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler, JH Gambler finished his championship out of Bred-By-Exhibitor class with several Bred-By Group placements along the way. He finished on the DelVal Specialty weekend with two 5 point majors, a BOS in Sweeps to his sister’s BISS and a Select Dog Award. He won the Ft. Detroit Specialty when he was just 11 months old and went on a Group 1 and a Group 4 to put him in the Top-Ten for the Breed. We had no idea he had finished his Grand Champion title until it arrived in the mail. Winning the National Specialty Sweepstakes in Sonora, CA last October and receiving a Select Dog Award that same weekend at the 2012 National Specialty was even more exciting. Gambler took the winter off just to “be a dog” and grow up before going to visit William Bastian for bird dog training. After being away from field events for nearly 20 years, I was excited to handle Gambler for the last leg of his Junior Hunter title. Gambler won the Wisconsin GWP Specialty in May and will soon return William to work on his Master Hunter title. Gambler is out of Ch. Ebbtide From the Ashes, #1 GWP All System, 2007, Westminster BOB ’08 by GCh Ripsnorter Mountainview Lookout, JH, #1 GWP All Systems, ’08,’09 and Multiple National Specialty BIS. Gambler was bred by, Garnett Persinger, H. Huber III, Helen and Jim Witt and is owned by Garnett Persinger, H. Huber III, A. Summerfelt, and F. Funderburk. Gambler is that “once in a lifetime dog” for me. Garnett Persinger

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2 0 1 3 GW P C A B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s President Ray Calkins, 13235 SW Bell Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 (503) 682-2968 Vice President Elizabeth (Liz) Dixon, N7815 County Rd N, Spring Valley, WI 54767 (715) 778-4675 Secretary Lori Sargent, 5775 N. Chester Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 543-3628 Treasurer Erika Brown, 236 Park Ave., Woodstock, GA 30188 (770) 591-4329 Eastern Director Garnett Persinger, 13838 St. Highway 198, Conneautville, PA 16406 (814) 587-2365 Midwest Director Chuck Casanova, 19910 Platte View Rd. , Gretna NE 68028 (402) 691-9498 Western Director Robert Perry, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, PMB 200, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 504-9197

C o m m i t t e e C h a i r s & Po s i t i o n s Breeder Referral -- Bernee Brawn – Bylaws – Mark Sargent – Canine Health (CHIC) – Robin Nelson – Delegate to the AKC – Patricia Laurans – Field Advisory Committee – Elizabeth Dixon – Futurity (Field) – Tom Lococo – Futurity (Show) – Laura Myles – GWPU – Open – Volunteer Needed Judges’ Education – Judy Cheshire – National Events Coordinator – Laura Reeves – 2013 Nationals – Rhonda Haukoos – 2014 Nationals – Board of Directors Maturity (Show) - Audrey Meinke – Membership & Wire-News Mailing – Erika Brown – Rescue – Heidi Baumbarger – ROM – Courtney Vogel – Show Advisory Committee – Judy Cheshire – Top Ten Field – Lynn Sandor – sandorcpa@comcast. net Top Ten Other – Lori Sargent – Trophies – Sue Degraw – Versatility – Greg DuBois – Wire-News Editor – Diane Turner – Wire-News Advertising – Adam Cunningham – Wire Mail – Steve Kreuser – Web Master – Angie Johnson – 8


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Pr e s i d e n t s M e s s a g e - R a y C a l k i n s It is time to start planning to attend the 2013 Nationals hosted by the GWPC of Nebraska this October. I would like to remind everyone that for the 2014 Nationals, DNA certification will be required for all entrants over two years of age in the conformation and field events. In preparation for that change, there will be a DNA Clinic in conjunction with the Thyroid Clinic at this year’s Nationals. (See Notice in this newsletter) The AKC already requires DNA identification on all “frequently used sires” and on all frozen and fresh chilled semen. Additionally, most of the pointing breeds require DNA identification in their National events. Take advantage of the clinic and save $10 per dog!


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E d i t o r - D i a n e Tu r n e r As the sun broils the southwest deserts and brush fires rage to the north and south of our rural Arizona home, it is hard to imagine a crisp autumn morning in Nebraska. Though months away and a distance of many miles, on the first weekend in October in Lincoln, NE once again GWPCA members will gather to celebrate our friendships, our accomplishments and our dogs. Plans are well underway and in this issue of the Wire News you can find information about hotels, educational opportunities, activities and health clinics, all that will take place during the days of “Nationals.” If you have never attended a National or you have not been to the specialty for several years, plan to attend – it is sure to be an enjoyable experience. Our host club will welcome you and our younger GWPCA members will make certain that you don’t feel like a stranger.

In this issue you will also find the slate of officers and directors presented by the nominating committee. Though the election is several months away, now is the time for each GWPCA member to consider the choices for the upcoming board. With any election there are catch phrases such as “this is the most important election in years” or “we are at a crossroads” but this year’s GWPCA election is one that will prove to be exceptionally important as the club moves forward. Fiscal responsibility will again be of concern if the club is to be successful. Increasing the membership will also play a role for the new board and once again, the black and white issue and changes to the breed standard is sure to be something that will require their time and attention. Too often when the ballots arrive the envelopes are put aside with the intention of voting but then life gets in the way, the election passes and only a small percentage of members vote. But this election is important and each member needs to take the time to learn about the board, their goals and their accomplishments. If the club is important to you, give your regional director a call and discuss the future of the club--express your views and offer your suggestions. If you don’t know your director, make that call and get to know him or her. This is one time that we cannot afford to vote for the most likable person or the person that we see most often in the ring. Instead review the proposed officers’ and directors’ qualifications, their experiences, their goals and especially their dedication – we can ill afford to elect those without experience or lacking qualifications or who have a self-serving purpose in sitting on the board. Your vote counts – use it wisely! As you turn the pages of the Wire News Summer 2013 issue you will have the opportunity to meet some remarkable folks and their dogs. Deb Parsons introduces Jeff and Peggy Matz and their special GWP, Lacy in her New Beginnings column and Karen Bunch shares her life with the award-winning, Blackberry. Dick Baldwin reminds us that it really is” Better to Give and to Receive” in his Financial Legacies column. Tom Quesnell discusses dogs that have a fifth gear and how such energy can be channeled for foot-hunting and Greg Dubois shares the story of John and Heidi and how they are helping to save woodcock in Michigan. The Judge’s issue is up-coming so please support Wire News with your advertising. Until then, Happy Reading,






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AK C D e l e g a t e ’ s Re p o r t - Pa t L a u r a n s The June’s Delegate Meeting was held in Raleigh, NC. For me it began early Sunday afternoon. I had been asked to chair a task force to determine if it would be feasible for AKC dog clubs to band together and raise enough money to provide each state, if needed, with one or two fully stocked Companion Animal Medical Emergency trailers. The group decided that the answer was an enthusiastic yes and that I would lead the task force in this effort. I can explain it in the following way: Recently there were tornadoes in Oklahoma. Once again, those tornadoes brought to mind the great need for emergency disaster response. After Katrina AKC/CAR talked to the state of North Carolina and contributed the money necessary to make and supply the first two fully stocked Companion Animal Medical Emergency trailers. We need to replicate this effort for as many states as possible, so we can help protect dogs in the United States who are involved in disaster situations. An idea to have a program like this was thought about once again. I was asked to spearhead this project, so I created a Task Force that had its first meeting on June 9, 2013, the Sunday before the delegate meeting. This group of individuals from the Delegate Body, AKC/CAR, the AKC Board and Staff determined that this was a worthwhile and viable project. We determined that these trailers would need to be fully stocked with what animals would need, such as, crates, food containers, water bowls leashes, a generator, a power washer, plastic sheeting and a means of identification for both dogs and owners and Fans. A sample of a fully stocked CAMET was brought to our meeting so we could view it. These kinds of Trailers can be brought to a disaster site and set up in very short order. If there had been one near Moore, Oklahoma it would have taken 30 minutes to get it up and rolling, rather than the 72 hours it took for AKC/CAR Volunteers to buy and get the supplies together. This is a good idea for all communities and for the AKC. It is the task forces’ intent to have these vehicles paid for with monies donated by AKC clubs of all kinds: parent, local specialty, all breed, agility, performance, and obedience clubs. We will also be looking for grants as well as, Corporate Sponsors. Some matching funds, up to a total of $250,000 will be provided by AKC/CAR This is a wonderful idea. It will help dogs, cats the AKC and all of us. Following that meeting I participated in one for all of the AKC delegate chairs and then one for a project the Parent Club Committee is working on. Dinner was very late !!! On Monday morning I chaired the Parent Club Committee where we worked on many topics. To name a few: 1. Jr. Showmanship Fees 2. Catalogs at National Specialties 3. The possibility of E-Balloting for Parent Clubs 4. Breed Exceptions for Jump Heights 5. Parent Club of Excellence Project 6. CGC Titles A prototype for the CAMET Trailer was still on site. After lunch I took delegates on tours of it. 12


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AKC NEWS In the afternoon I attended the Rules Committee, the All Breed Club Committee, the Delegate Caucus and the Coordinating Committee Meeting. On Tuesday the Forum had two lawyers speaking about “Estate Planning and Pets” and “Dispute Resolution in Conflicts Concerning Dogs”. Their talks were excellent and very informative. Hopefully, before the next meeting, their written submissions will be placed on the AKC website. When that happens, I will alert you, and instruct you on how to get them. Two of the pertinent issues discussed and voted on proposals were: regarding AKC Board eligibility which was turned down, and one regarding Pointing Breed Trials which passed and will allow Irish Setters to hold a Gun Dog Championship open to walking handlers only. Proposals were read and discussed which relate to Approval of Judges Panels and Premium Lists. A proposal regarding Ribbons was withdrawn. There was also a brief discussion about the trailer project and after the meeting I took more Delegates on tours. The excitement about this project is tremendous. I will keep you posted about it. As always it is my privilege and pleasure to serve as your delegate, Patricia W. Laurans, email:

AKC CAR Is On the Scene After Oklahoma Disaster After the devastating Oklahoma tornados the AKC Companion Animal Recovery Program delivered supplies to the Animal Resource Center in Moore, OK. These included bowls, crates, leashes and other necessities. Along with the AKC, Mid-Del-Tinker KC, Oklahoma City KC and Lawton DFA members were on site helping at the shelter and some volunteers stayed through Tuesday night. Supplies have also been delivered to the Home Depot Emergency Shelter, including 200 micro-chips and six scanners as well as other needed items. AKC CAR donated $10,000 to Oklahoma State University (OSU) Animal Relief Fund, which helped the OSU Center for Veterinary Sciences to provide free veterinary medical care to animals injured during Oklahoma’s recent tornadoes. OSU has been able to put this donation to good work and is also managing to house many of the displaced animals. The AKC team provided real-time updates to our constituents via social media. These updates have included places to find missing pets, images of found pets, a list of pet friendly shelters, how to help the people involved and also how to donate to AKC CAR to help aid the effort. To date over $48,000 has been raised to help assist the people and dogs of Oklahoma. AKC teams have reached out to the following national organizations to offer our assistance in their efforts: • Red Cross • Salvation Army • Americares • Samaritan’s Purse • Team Rubicon Additionally, AKC teams have been on stand-by and offered direct assistance to many kennel, specialty and obedience clubs in the affected areas. ©2013 GWPCA WIRE NEWS




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Nominating Committee Report The Nominating Committee nominated the following persons for positions on the German Wirehaired Club of America Board with a term commencing 2014: Vice-President Robert Perry Secretary Lori Sargent Eastern Director Garnett Persinger Western Director Cindy Heiller Section 4. Nominations. No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has not been nominated in accordance with these By-laws. A Nominating Committee shall be chosen by the Board of Directors before June 1 in each year. The Committee shall consist of five members in good standing, no more than one of which shall be a member of the current Board of Directors. The Board shall name a chairman for the Committee. The Nominating Committee may conduct its business by mail. •

The Nominating Committee shall nominate from among the members of the Club in good standing who are residents of the United States of America, one candidate for each office and for the Delegate to the American Kennel Club and shall procure the acceptance of each nominee so chosen. A candidate for Regional Director must reside in the region he will represent. The Committee shall then submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary before July 1, who shall have the slate printed in the Wire-News prior to August, or if no issue is forthcoming, the list shall be mailed to each member of the Club not later than August 15 in each year via first class mail so that additional nominations may be made by the members if they so desire.

Additional nominations may be made by written petition addressed to the Secretary and received at her regular address not later than September 15 in each year, signed by five members and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his willingness to be a candidate.

If no valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary on or before September 15, the Nominating Committee’s slate shall be declared elected and no balloting will be required.

If one or more valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary on or before September 15, he shall, on or before October 1, mail to each member in good standing a ballot listing all of the nominees for each position in alphabetical order. So that the ballot may remain secret, each shall be marked by the voter and sealed in a blank envelope, which in turn is placed in a second envelope bearing the name of the voter. The inspectors of election shall check the returns against the list of members in good standing prior to removing the blank envelopes and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as the results of the voting.

Nominations cannot be made at the annual meeting or in any manner other than as provided above.

No more than two officers, with the exception of the office of President, shall be elected from the same region. Regional Directors shall not be considered officers.

2013 BIS/Group Competition Complied by Lori Sargent

These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – April 30, 2013 as reported on the AKC website ( 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. 16

GCH Mt. View Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – C. Wisch/K. Wisch GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch GCH Heywire ‘N Highfields Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid/B. Brawn GCH Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told (B) – L. Minnick/A. Resnick GCH Drakkar’s RLB Celtic Private Eye (D) – J&M Boyd/J. Wilkinson CH H&H Lookout Celtic Field of Vision (B) – J&M Boyd/J. Witt/E. Shupp WIRE NEWS

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Changes Made to Versatility Program By Greg DuBois, Versatility Committee Chairman

With approval of the GWPCA Board, the Versatility Committee began work on the first revision to the rules and guidelines of the Versatility Program in March of 2013. The committee consists of these original members from 2006, Greg DuBois, Barb Tucker, Sharon Jahn and Carol Cagle. By board approval Kay Braddock was added to the committee. Revision to the Versatility Program involved discussion of various matters. The issues that were voted on and the results are as follows: 1. Not to add Grand Champion to the Bench area. 2. To add the retriever hunt test titles to the Field area. 3. To add Beginner Novice for 1 point, Graduate Novice for 3 points and Graduate Open for 5 points to the Obedience/Rally Area. 4. To remove Canine Good Citizen from the Obedience/Rally area 5. To lower the point value of Rally Advanced Excellent from 6 to 5. 6. To not add Therapy Dog to the program The predominate feeling that drove the committee’s decisions was that the V program is, for the most part, solid and would not benefit from the clutter and complication resulting from adding too many options. Adding the Beginner Novice level obedience title facilitated the removal of the 1 point awarded for the Canine Good Citizen certificate. The CGC was seen as too easy to achieve due to the tasks and behaviors tested. Another factor included in the decision was that the CGC takes only one test conducted by a “tester,” not three legs earned in a trial setting with an actual judge. The point value reduction for Rally Advanced Excellent was primarily due to that title not being equivalent in difficulty to the Utility title in obedience. Dogs will have all of 2013 to complete requirements under the old rules. Dogs who do not finish all requirements during 2013 will need to comply with the new requirements beginning in 2014. People’s whose dogs are not close to completion under the old rules, should begin to work with the new ones. The revised Versatility Program rules are posted on the GWPCA website. Any questions or input may be sent to Greg DuBois,

2013 Breed Point Competition Compiled by Lori Sargent

These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – April 30, 2013 as reported on the AKC website ( 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GCH Mountain View National Acclaim (D) – N&P Paduch GCH Mt. View Ripsnortersilvercharm (D) – V. Malzoni GCH Harvest Meadow’s Truth Be Told (B) – L. Minnick/A. Resnick GCH Aimn Hi Jet Stream SH CGC (B) – K&L Gunnarson GCH Geronimo’s Goddess V Dazzle (B) – L. Myles/J. Steffes GCH Heywire ‘N Highfields Hey Look Me Over (B) – P&L Kincaid/B. Brawn GCH Neudorf’s Cool Hand Luke Afterhours (D) – F. Newirth/C. Whitmore GCH Cynister’s Time Turner Cando JH (D) – C. Milachek/C. Magoon GCH Scotian Windswept Expedition SH (D) – L. Reeves/S. Rainwater/M&L Sargent CH Surefire’s Thorny Little Secret (B) – J&A Payton GCH Ripsnorterncladdagh Backfld N Motion RN SH (B) – M. Howard/L. George UDK Hershey’s Chocolate Delight (D) – L&T Uhrich


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Circumstances Alter a Young Dog’s Life First for the Worse, Now for the Best After a Serious Illness Lacy Works Toward Her SH Title By Debra Galan-Parsons

Victim of circumstance – that is how we refer to so many rescue dogs. Lacy, our feature dog for this issue of “New Beginnings” may be the poster child (or should we say poster pup) for this statement. Lacy, along with her littermates and a few other Wires, were living at the home of their breeder/ owner in the spring of 2011 when suddenly their comfortable circumstances changed. Their breeder passed away, leaving no one to care for the dogs. Although, the breeder’s daughter lived in an apartment miles away, she did stop by every few days to put food and water out for the dogs. And some of the breeder’s other family members did try to find homes for the dogs but all of their attempts fell short. As the months passed, the family moved all of the belongings out of the house, the property fell into foreclosure yet the dogs remained alone in the backyard of the deserted residence. By the time the cold, Minnesota winter began creeping in Lacy, her littermates and the other Wires were living in dire circumstances – tied out, with little shelter and with almost no human interaction. Fortunately, the breeder’s daughter 18


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contacted the local shelter. Though the small rural animal control facility did not have space for the dogs, they did have the number for National GWP Rescue, Inc. The shelter manager contacted the rescue program and within days members of the Twin Cities Club were on their way to pick up all of the GWPs. Jeff and Peggy Matz agreed to foster Lacy and her siblings who were now over two years old. The Matz’s are no strangers to rescue. Their first Wire was acquired 12 years ago from a local humane society. Since that first dog, they have fostered and/or adopted several more GWPs, enjoying them as great companions, both afield and in their home. Jeff, who is the current president of the Twin Cities GWP Club, had become involved with the club a few years earlier. As he became more active in the club, Jeff saw a growing need for rescue in their area so Jeff and Peggy became volunteers for National GWP Rescue, Inc. (NGWPR) Upon arrival at the Matz home, Lacy’s coat was in very bad condition and her beard was full of hay

NEW BEGINNINGS and feces. Her personality was timid and unsure, but according to Peggy, there was something in her eyes that begged for attention and affection. Lacy was just getting settled in foster care when her circumstances became much more difficult. Lacy was diagnosed with heartworm. Thankfully, her littermates were each found to be healthy, and they were placed in permanent homes shortly thereafter. But once again circumstances were to dictate Lacy’s future – this time in a positive way. Lacy was young and the x-rays of her heart showed minimal damage – she was a good candidate for treatment. The concern was the length she would have to remain in foster care. Without hesitation, Jeff and Peggy agreed to foster Lacy throughout the course of treatment. Lacy was admitted to the veterinary hospital for the first of two rounds of heartworm treatment. The treatments were given six weeks apart and each went well, although Lacy was extremely lethargic for about a week following the administration of the medication. According to Jeff, the most difficult part of the process was restricting Lacy’s activity when she was feeling good, as a bump or a bruise during that phase of treatment could cause internal bleeding or hemorrhaging. By the end of the second treatment, as the rescue program was getting ready to list Lacy as an “adoptable dog” and find a suitable home for her, Lacy’s circumstances changed again. Jeff and Peggy decided that they just couldn’t let her go – Lacy was home.

Lacy Backing at a recent field event. When she is at home, she plays with the other resident dogs, especially her best pal Otto, and every night Lacy falls asleep with her head on Jeff’s chest. Content indeed, and she deserves it! Lacy is true victim of circumstance – both the good and the bad circumstances that changed and shaped her life. And she is an amazing, example of how positive circumstances can change the lives of many rescue dogs and how with the guidance of great fosters and owners even those who have endured the worst of circumstances can reach their full potential. From all of us – Thank you Jeff and Peggy for the work you do on behalf of our breed.

As Lacy recovered, the Matz’s were able to work with her more, and with that, she gained more and more confidence. In July of 2012, a mere seven months after her rescue, Jeff, Peggy and Lacy attended a Twin Cities GWP Club field training event. To everyone’s surprise, Lacy showed them just what she could do – she held a steady point, she retrieved and she handled gunfire with ease. Today, Lacy continues to enjoy field work. Currently she is working toward her Senior Hunter title. Jeff is pleased with the progress the two are making and feels that Lacy will be ready to test for it in the fall of 2013.




What’s Happening In Rescue By Heidi Baumbarger, NGWPR National Rescue Coordinator We are very busy with the rescue program. In the past months we have had a few adoptions, but there have been many more GWPs needing help. All of our foster homes are full and we have dogs waiting for space. We have been forced to spend our limited funds for boarding some of the rescue dogs as they wait for a foster home to open up. This is expensive and a gross waste of our limited rescue funds. Foster homes are desperately needed. FOSTER HOMES NEEDED Some things to remember when considering fostering a GWP: 1. Members don’t pay adoption fees – if you become attached, the dog can stay with you. 2. Fostering is a rewarding experience. Some of these dogs can be a challenge at first, but it is amazing to see them transform right before your eyes. The work that gets done in the foster home helps prepare the dog for their forever home and increases their chances of succeeding when they are placed. 3. One of your puppies or dogs might end up in shelter care – it can happen to even the most responsible breeder. If NGWPR has no foster home available and not enough funds for boarding, then the dog will remain in shelter care and often the outcome is not a positive one. Please consider opening your home to a foster dog. FUND RAISING COORDINATOR URGENTLY NEEDED Our previous Fund Raising Coordinator stepped down months ago, and we still don’t have anyone to fill her shoes. The majority of money coming into the rescue program is raised at the GWPCA National Specialty. Without a Fund Raising Coordinator the activities at the Nationals will be severely hindered and this raises a serious concern that the future of the program will be jeopardized. If you can volunteer your time for this position, we will help you learn how to do the job. We also have great need in other areas of rescue. 20


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If you feel you have a particular talent or just have a little free time on your hands, please contact me to find out how you can help. Contact Heidi Baumbarger, National Foster Coordinator at 704-8430944 or DONATE NOW USING THE NGWPR WEBSITE The updated NGWPR website now offers a Pay Pal account which allows donations to be accepted via the website. Please remember to donate whatever you can to help the program. NOMINATIONS DUE FOR RESCUE AWARDS Remember that nominations for NGWPR Awards are due by August 15, 2013. We encourage any GWPCA member who knows of a person or agency that has contributed in some way to the rescue program or cared for a specific GWP in need to make a nomination. Please submit all nominations to Ann Duffin, NGWPR secretary at Each year during Nationals week, the rescue program honors a GWPCA member, a non-member and an agency that has made a special contribution to the NGWPR program or to a homeless GWP. The Club Award is a monetary donation given to the regional or local GWP club that has been most instrumental in promoting the rescue program. Rescue awards are a special way to say “thank you” for a job well done, but the awards also increase the awareness of the work our rescue program does throughout the country. Often local media agencies cover an award given to a citizen or an agency and their coverage offers an opportunity for readers/ viewers in their area to become aware of NGWPR and of the need for animal rescue volunteers. Rescue is a vital part of any breed club’s obligation to their breed. Many parent clubs honor a member for his or her contribution to rescue during the year and for those clubs the Member Award is one of the most highly coveted and sought after awards offered. It is the hope, that with time, the NGWPR Member Award will also gain that status within our breed.



From time to time NGWPR is contacted about an elderly or “special needs” GWP who needs help. Currently we have four dogs in long-term care and a fifth is waiting for a family. Each of these dogs is what we term “unadoptable.” They are elderly or have a special need that limits the potential for a conventional adoption. The NGWPR board and volunteers do not feel that the solution is to euthanize these wonderful dogs simply because they are elderly or have a medical problem. So we place them into the long-term care program.

Tip is a very sweet old guy, who just wants a place to rest. Poor Tip went for a car ride to the grocery store with his owner, but when his owner went into the store he never returned. Tip waited for hours before he was discovered and taken to the shelter. It turns out that his owner “TIP” 12 yr old had a heart attack and was Neutered Male transported to the hospital, where he passed away, leaving Tip homeless and alone. Tip is in need of long term foster or a permanent, loving home, where he can just hang out for the rest of his days. Contact me if you are interested in helping out with Tip or another rescue. Please visit our website for a current list of available dogs Any of the dogs listed with me (Heidi Baumbarger) as the contact are in need of foster homes.

The NGWPR Long-Term Care program provides routine health care, special food if medically necessary and any other items needed to care for the dog. The dog then joins a family to live out his or her life. None of the dogs currently in the long-term care program are troublesome instead they bring a special joy to their foster families. Please consider signing up for the Long-Term Care program.




Canine health information center By Robin Nelson, Canine Health Chairperson


stands for Canine Health Information Center. It is a centralized canine health database, not an honors program. CHIC is designed to encourage health testing and the sharing of ALL results, normal and abnormal. The German Wirehaired Pointers with CHIC numbers are not genetically superior to the GWP’s without CHIC numbers. The GWP’s with CHIC numbers have merely completed the CHIC requirements which are specific to our breed, and ALL health test results have been made available to the public. CHIC was established to provide collective health information to scientists and researchers on multiple generations of dogs. Normal and abnormal results must be included as researchers attempt to reduce the incidence of genetic disease and improve the health of our dogs. DOGS RECENTLY QUALIFYING FOR CHIC NUMBERS





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It’s Better to Give and Receive

Giving to a Favorite Charity Can Enhance Personal Finances By Dick Baldwin


here are many axioms that have stood the test of time. The old axiom of the Golden Rule holds true if we want to live harmoniously with our fellows. I know that when I treat others the way I want to be treated, my life takes on a more meaningful and satisfactory track. One of the other axioms that has stood the test of time is “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” While I agree with that, I also believe that it is also better to “Give AND to RECEIVE.”

program that creates a $50,000 tax deduction. The deduction can either be utilized to reduce their adjusted gross income by 50% or they can do a $50,000 Roth conversion of some of their IRA assets, without any tax consequences. The charitable program creates a structured inheritance without the costs of setting up or administering a trust.

We often think of giving as a sacrifice we make for a cause or a charity. Giving can also provide emotional or spiritual value for us. While it is truly admirable to make those kinds of gestures, it also can be a means of receiving added benefit financially for ourselves and our families. When planning strategies that provide enhanced tax savings and income benefits for individuals and their loved ones there are multiple options to consider.

When funding a charitable program with appreciated securities there is a double benefit. Not only do clients benefit from the immediate charitable income tax deduction but depending on the program, either all or a portion of the capital gains taxes are virtually eliminated.

Many people have false perceptions that prevent them from taking appropriate steps for planning for their families and charities. One of the most common misperceptions is that charitable planning is only for the very wealthy. It is true that the very wealthy have very challenging estate issues that can encumber their heirs with large tax burdens. Sophisticated Charitable Remainder Trusts and other trust vehicles and strategies are available to the wealthy. However, there are other ways for people of more modest means to exercise strategies that will fund their charities and their own financial futures. The funding vehicles for these are not subject to the same market volatility as more aggressive growth models that can place principals at risk. They will provide funding that will build charitable reserves that give stability to the families and the charity too. Currently, I have two Wires in my home and both were rescue dogs. I rescued Brittany Spaniels for many years before adding our Wires to our rescue family. I know firsthand the financial strain that is placed on rescue organizations. The vetting bills and food and transport are never free. If I can help to educate our readership and others of the practical benefit of effective planning and fund our rescues, I will be very content that these articles will have lasting value. I will present some strategies that will work for funding rescue or any other IRS 501 C3 types of charitable organizations. In as simple as possible terms I hope to offer some ideas that will have value for everyone to consider. My first idea involves qualified money and unlocking it’s potential.


With the capital gains tax rate currently at 15%, for most families, and 20% for those in the higher brackets, it may make good sense for people to consider exiting their appreciated risk-base assets by way of a charitable program. Additionally, the income tax deduction, from a charitable program, may reduce their income tax bracket and the result could lower their capital gains tax rate. CHARITABLE GRANTS NOW VERSUS AS A REMAINDER One benefit of a reinsured Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Bargain Installment Sale versus a typical Charitable Remainder Trust is that the charity has to wait to receive funds until the payout period is over in a trust. The other scenario is for the annuitants to die in the case of a nonreinsured charitable gift annuity. When a charity reinsures an income obligation, the money available for use by charities is freed up immediately. This is a huge benefit for intended charitable recipients. These suggested strategies are just a few of the many available for individuals and their families. What we can do is create an inventory of your current assets and a questionnaire of what your total financial planning goals entail. The questionnaire will give us an idea of what your current tax bracket is and we can evaluate the best programs that fit your particular financial status. The results will indicate what direction we would go to implement a plan that is in your situations’ best interest. Dick Baldwin is a financial planner who owns two GWPs and lives in Ohio. If you have questions or comments be sure to contact Dick at: 330-904-1093 or

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Emergency 101 By Karen Potter, DVM

We’ve all been there. If you have hunting dogs in general or Wirehairs specifically, they have accidents. How you respond to these accidents can be the key to your hunting partner’s recovery. Being prepared with a simple yet well-equipped first-aid kit is the first step to a successful outcome. Be sure to take the first-aid kit everywhere you go with your dogs. If and when an emergency occurs, first and foremost, STAY CALM. The most important step to any emergency is to assess the situation and make rational decisions. Your dog will feed off of your energy and will become more agitated if you are excited and it does not help to react before you know the full extent of the situation. There is no possible way to prepare for every emergency that may occur but staying calm and using common sense will get you through the emergencies that happen. Lacerations: Lacerations are very common, especially when hunting in the woods and thick brush. Many times it is unknown when the laceration actually occurred, only that your hunting partner returned with an open wound that may or may not be bleeding. If there is an excessive amount of bleeding, especially one that has a bleeder that is pulsating, apply firm pressure with gauze and head to your veterinarian’s office. These types of lacerations are uncommon. More common occurrence will be cuts through the skin or puncture wounds. With most lacerations, you can take the time to clean them some and get a better idea of the severity. Saline eye wash doubles as an excellent wound cleaner to flush out dirt and debris. Once it is clear of dirt and debris you can apply a gauze bandage to continue to keep it clean and control any additional bleeding. When in Clean the laceration to assess the severity of doubt of whether or not a laceration needs suturing, visit your the wound. veterinarian. A fresh laceration (within 1-2 hours of occurrence) is an easier repair than waiting for a day or two. Without quick repair there will be further tissue damage and more tissue will need to be debrided in order to repair the wound. There will also be a higher likelihood of infection. Porcupine Quills: This is a situation that many may never encounter based on the areas that you hunt. For those that hunt in areas with these prickly critters, you have probably heard all the stories. A porcupine is a slow moving target for a hunting dog and many cannot resist the temptation. Porcupines do not “throw” their quills at all. The quills are barbed and will stick into anything that touches them and they release from the body. The barbs of the quills are microscopic but are what make the quills so difficult to remove. If your dog only gets a few quills in their nose, muzzle or mouth, these may be able to be removed in the field and you can continue on with your day of hunting. It is painful and most will fight about the removal. If there are some in the mouth, you may be able to place a wooden dowel or tree branch in their mouth and tie it in place with roll gauze. This will keep their mouth open and allow you to pull quills from their gums or tongue. Always be



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H E A LT H F O R U M sure to check your dog’s paws as well as they tend to pounce with their front feet in attack. Do not cut or soak the quills in anything. Just simply grab them with your hemostats and pull with firm steady straight pressure. If your dog is unwilling to allow you to pull the quills or has more than just a handful, a visit to the veterinarian where they can sedate or anesthetize your dog is the only option. If your dog has quills in their chest, throat or broken quills under the skin it is important to be sure that these quills are removed. Porcupine quills can migrate into areas such as the lungs, sinuses, etc. Emergencies will happen. If you are well-prepared, stay calm and use common sense you will be able to help ensure that your hunting partner will be ready to hit the fields again soon. Most of the supplies needed for a first-aid kit can be obtained at the pharmacy, veterinarian or farm supply store. Start with a container or bag and beginning filling it with the following (this is not an all inclusive list – there will be supplies that you may realize you need to add to your individual kit.) 1. Veterinarian’s Phone Number – Always have the contact number for your veterinarian’s office as well as the number for veterinarians in the area where you are hunting or testing. The last thing you want in an emergency is to be trying to find a veterinarian – especially if you are in the middle-fields of North Dakota or some other remote location. 2. Gauze Sponges – These can be used to apply pressure to bleeding wounds and can be used to cover open wounds. 3. Rolled Gauze – Rolled gauze can hold gauze sponges in place and can be used as a muzzle when working with a patient in pain. 4. Vaseline or KY Jelly – Either can be put into open wounds to keep them clear of dirt and debris. Cover with gauze after applying. Also use as a lubricant for thermometer. 5. Tape (1” and/or 3”) – Tape has many uses, but mainly it’s used for keeping gauze bandages in place.

Use straight firm pressure to pull quills. 7. Saline Eye Wash – Saline wash can be used to flush debris from eyes but it can also doubles as an excellent wound cleaner. 8. Q-Tips – For cleaning wounds

9. Hemostats – For pulling porcupine quills.

10. Bandage Scissors – The uses for these will be endless.

11. Nail Trimmers – For the dreaded broken or split toenails. 12. Thermometer – Normal dog temperature typically ranges form 99.5°F to 102.5°F.

13. Hydrogen Peroxide – This is not for cleaning wounds as cleaning wounds with Hydrogen Peroxide actually causes tissue damage. This is, however, very helpful if your dog has ingested something poisonous. Speak with your veterinarian regarding a proper dosage. 14. Rubbing Alcohol – Can be used as an antiseptic (do not put in open wounds) but also can assist in cooling an overheated dog by soaking their paw pads. 15. Benadryl – Can save either your dog or yourself in the case of an allergic reaction to bee stings, etc. Again, speak with your veterinarian regarding proper dosage.

6. Vetwrap – Vetwrap is a great final covering when bandaging. However, be cautious and do not stretch vetwrap too tight as it can prevent circulation.




Becky Retires, Fly Steps Up By Ann Duffin Yesterday was a bittersweet day for me. For some time, I had known that it was time for Becky to “retire” from her job as a Therapy Dog. So yesterday I tested Fly (CH Von Duffin’s Firefly). She passed but it wasn’t pretty. I realized that I had developed such a good repo ire and working relationship with Becky over the six years we had worked together that I was going to have work with Fly to develop that. It hadn’t dawned on me that she would not just fit into the mold that Becky had made. DUH…. Last night there was a fund raiser and a group picture for our local Therapy Dog group, Compassionate Canines of Central Oregon. I took Becky and Fly. Fly was on cloud nine and Becky showed me that she no longer was as comfortable doing her job. Noises and lights are beginning to bother her. When the group clapped after hearing from a student about how successful his reading dog had been for him, Becky started to shake. I knew then as I had suspected before, it was time to give her vest to Fly. Thank goodness I can continue to share my wonderful dogs with the local community. Pet Partners Continues to Prepare Therapy Dogs Pet Partners, formally known as Delta Society, changed its name in 2012 to convey more clearly its mission. The organization remains focused on improving human health through positive interactions with therapy, service, and companion animals. Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program trains volunteers and screens volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities. The program was established in 1990 to ensure that “both ends of the leash,” people as well as animals, were well-prepared to participate in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy programs. Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program is the only national registry that requires volunteer training and screening of animal-handler teams. Pet Partners’ national network links volunteers with facilities in their own communities that request visiting pets and helps volunteer teams contact facilities to begin visits in new locations. If you are interested in learning more about therapy dogs and the requirements for certification, please visit the Pet Partner’s website or contact Ann Duffin at gr8gwp@yahoo. com or Karen Bunch at Either Ann or Karen will happily share their experiences and help guide you.

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Nuthatch is proud to welcome twelve puppies out of...

“Timo” “Willow” Darnelle’s Makin’ U A Believer FDJ (Willow) and Eng. Sh. Ch./ Irish Sh. Ch./German Ch./ International Sh.Ch./US MBISS GCh. Timo II V. Bockenhagen at Kimmax, CGC,VX, MH, UT Prize 1 (Timo) welcomed twelve puppies on May 30, 2013. When Willow’s littermate Halleberry (Ripsnorter’s Makin’ Drama Darnelle NA) was bred to Timo a few years back they produced ten puppies (5 liver/white and 5 black/white) who have gone to achieve 5 NAVHDA Utility titles, 2 AKC Master Hunters and 1 Senior Hunter, 1 AKC Tracking Dog Excellent, 5 AKC Champions, 2011 GWPCA Best in Futurity, Best of Opposite in Futurity and Best in Maturity, and 9 NAVHDA Natural Ability titles. We are expecting great things from this litter too. For pictures, pedigrees, and more information see our website or email us at Ontario, Canada ©2013 GWPCA WIRE NEWS



Foot Hunting With a Big Running GWP Power Dogs Can Be Great Foot-Hunting Partners By Tom Quesnell Some hunters believe that a dog with lots of “run” or a dog that competes successfully in horseback field trials cannot be a good foot-hunting dog. I disagree. Perhaps, those hunters envision a working American Field All-Age English Pointer or Setter and, indeed, when some of those “long-tails” are turned loose three guys on horseback and two airplanes circling above couldn’t keep up with them. In the past 14 years I’ve hunted behind many different styles of GWPs in many different situations and over many different types of terrain. I’ve found that few, if any, of our GWPs will ever run the distances that the “long-tails” do. Most of our GWPs understand far more than we give them credit for – they instinctively know when to range farther out and when to stay close. But I’ve also learned that a GWP with a bit of extra power – a fifth gear, so to speak, and the strong desire to go the extra distance can be a great asset. Most often we hear the term “run” when referring to field dogs but I feel that the word “power” is actually more accurate and descriptive. To me, power is not only a physical characteristic but it also refers to the dog’s state of mind. And I think too often people confuse a dog with a “big run” with a dog that is actually a “runaway” and a runaway dog won’t be a good hunting partner or a good field trial dog. Even a close-in hunting dog will not be a “partner” if it does not listen – instead it is a runaway-dog. In my experience, a truly versatile hunting dog must have “power.” Just think of the meaning of versatile – “capable of or adapted for many uses and skills” and the meaning of hunting – “the search for or pursuit of game or wild animals in order to kill or capture them for sport.” Without power a versatile hunting dog will be limited, yet in contrast, not 28


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every powerful dog will have the talent to be a great hunting companion. And a dog with power should not be a dog that is “un-trainable.” A great versatile hunting dog will not only have power but it should have natural ability and Most of our public land hunting is west of the Mississippi River. The land is far-ranging and open. This “big” country is full of game, both fur and feather, but the game can be distant and scattered. It takes a dog with power to find it and to cover the distance and a good dog will save the hunter from walking every square foot of the country. I hunt with my GWPs more than most people and I hunt in a lot of different areas. Most often I hunt on foot with a one or two of my dogs. And with all of this hunting, I’ve learned that the best way to evaluate a dog is simply to go hunting. Frequently, I hunt open country but I have also hunted pheasants in areas where I have spent all day on less than 20 acres. I’ve hunted ruffed grouse in cover so thick I couldn’t get through it. And there are days where the dogs have more points on deer, rabbits, porcupines or other fourlegged creatures than they have on upland birds. Given the opportunity, I will use some form of transportation – a horse, an ATV or the suburban. Good versatile dogs adjust to every situation and they figure it out quite quickly. I’ve found that the dogs range farther when hunting from a vehicle. I think it may be that they can see the vehicle moving from quite a distance. No matter the how far out the dog is, a well-trained dog can still be handled – I’ve turned dogs on a dime with a short blow on the whistle when the dogs were 500 yards out. One of my favorite ways to hunt is to walk a ridge and send

F E AT U R E A RT I C L E the dog down the canyon. I can direct the dog to work one side or the other while I just stand there and when the area has been covered I call the dog back. We then move down the ridge a few hundred yards and do it all again. A few dogs will work down the canyon and then back up the other side to the top. If the dog gets a point at the top of the other side, it can be a real workout for me. A dog without power will never come close to doing a good job hunting in this situation.

Hoover works the bottom of a canyon with thick cover.

A few years ago in Idaho I was hunting with three other guys and three dogs. With us was one my dogs, a bitch who was in the prime of her hunting life. At the top of the area is a wetland created by series of springs coming from rock outcroppings. There is about 30 acres covered with Russian Olive trees, cattails and tall sagebrush and we always find a few pheasant and some valley quail there. The land opens up into a big, deep steep-walled canyon with lots of thick cover at the bottom. The area is rugged and so we left the pickup and the trailer at the bottom of the drainage and drove the ATVs to the top so we could hunt downhill most of the time. It is about eight miles from the head of the canyon to where it opens up onto the flatland so it takes awhile to hunt, but there is a lot to hunt – pheasant, quail, chukar, huns, blue grouse, ducks and cottontails. It’s an area that is about as good as it gets for a hunter and a GWP. On this hunt, the dogs were wearing tracking collars with the distance/

direction display. I turned them loose at the top and though we could rarely see them in the thick cover, they never got more than thirty yards away. We got some quail and pheasant at the top and then started down the canyon. The four of us were spread out as we worked the canyon and we used our radios to keep in touch. The dogs worked between us and never ranged more than 100 yards away. There were quail and pheasant in the more open areas of the canyon and down farther we got into moderately thick rosebushes that were packed with quail. I was in a steep part of the canyon when my bitch started working a big bald ridge. At the top was a rock pile and I thought for certain she would find chukar in those rocks. I remember wondering how long it was going to take me to get to her, if she did. Thankfully she found nothing and began to work her way back. Though she was in thick growth I watched the tracker and she was always within 50 yards. About half a mile from where we left the pickup, the canyon opens up to a flat where we usually find huns. As we reached that area, my bitch ranged out about 300 yards. That hunting trip to Idaho was typical of what I see when I hunt with a dog that has the power to run in field trials. Good dogs know how to use their power but they also know when to dial it back. A couple of years later, I was in Montana and I was hunting with another of my “power” bitches. The cover was so heavy I couldn’t find her on point five feet from me. For two days as we hunted the same 20 acres of wetland covered with head-high grass, trees and bushes – an area filled with pheasant. I watched the tracker and most times she stayed within 20 yards. She walked with her nose on the ground all day and she had many points on pheasants – shots that I missed because of the thick trees and brush. In that situation a long-range dog would have been useless. On the third day of the hunt we went out to the grasslands and hunted huns and sharptails. I turned the bitch loose and she made nice 400 yard casts. The

At the top of the bald ridge I was certain the bitch would find chukar.

two fellows hunting with me asked if I was going to call her back.“What for?” I responded. “Do you want to walk all the way over there if there is nothing to shoot?” This bitch is a power dog but she knows how and when to use it. Not all Wirehairs will have the power to hunt at a long-range. Some are limited by their genes and will always be close in hunters just as our standard requires. But I feel that if you can have a dog with power it is better thing than to have one with no power. I’ve had little success trying to instill more power into a dog that has little and I’ve also had dogs that had lots of run but did not have the mental discipline to be great hunting dogs. Just like people, each dog is different; some dogs are better hunters than others. If you have a dog with lots of power spend time keeping it close when it is young. If you do that your dog will learn to hunt close-in. Wirehairs like to please and they adapt well to different situations and conditions. I think power dogs are like pickups. If you have a half-ton truck with a small engine no matter how hard you push on that accelerator you won’t be able to pull a big trailer. But if you have that one-ton truck with a big engine you can always use the brakes to slow it down. Of course not everyone will agree with me. These are just my thoughts and opinions based on my experience. The best advice I can give is that if you have a power dog let it go hunt! And I’ll bet if you do, that you will have a great hunting experience! ©2013 GWPCA WIRE NEWS




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Good Work If You Can Get It

A Michigan GWP Finds a New Spring Job By Greg DuBois With Lori Sargent, MI DNR Wildlife Biologist


or many of us who hunt woodcock, the only living birds we see are on the wing and late for an appointment in another zip code. Often, the distinctive in-flight twittering of their wings is the first indication we get – sometimes the only one – especially if our pointing dog gets a little too pushy in the heavy cover these birds favor. That is why you need a rock-steady point when the mission is to capture woodcock alive for banding. And that is where HighPower’s Heidi Aces High, “Heidi” excels. In early 2007, keeping two bitches out of Ch RLB’s Jessie the Body MH and Ch. Abigail von Blu Sands VCD2 MH seemed like a good idea to my wife Cathy and me. Later that year both girls had show points and were doing well with their field training, but at about 9 months of age, their hormones kicked in and “Katie bar the door,” every disagreement had to be settled with teeth. Through the Michigan Wire network, we met John Worthy who had recently lost his elderly beloved



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John Worthy and Heidi hunting woodcock

GWP. John is a lifelong Michigan resident who is an accountant and has flexible work hours. When John is not hunting grouse and woodcock he is thinking about it. John and Heidi instantly became a match made in heaven. After 30 years of hunting the Michigan woods, several years ago John discovered a new way to scratch that itch in the off-season. The state of Michigan has one of the country’s largest and longest running woodcock banding programs. Currently, there are 80 active state-licensed woodcock banders in Michigan and each uses a pointing dog to find the birds. Woodcock habitat is usually associated with moist, rich soil that encourages young trees and dense undergrowth. A colorful hunter once described woodcock habitat – “if you are in cover so thick that you try to fall down but don’t reach the ground, you are in the right place.” In Michigan, woodcock nesting season is in April and May. The incubation period is about 21 days with eggs hatching in May and June. The chicks, like many ground nesting birds, leave the nest just a few hours after hatching. The hen finds food for them during the first few days but they feed themselves after that. At two weeks of age, the chicks can fly short distances and after four weeks they are nearly full-grown. It is during the time between hatching and full flight that the chicks and sometimes the hens are captured for banding. The banders work their dogs in the

F E AT U R E A RT I C L E These numbers give the USFWS a better perspective of the concentration of birds in given areas. As woodcocks are migratory birds, the USFWS sets hunting seasons and bag limits in the states just like they do for waterfowl. So the data collected by the banders ultimately reaches this federal agency. To become a licensed bander, you and your dog must meet several criteria set by the Michigan DNR. • Attend a mandatory one day training session given by the MI DNR • Apprentice with a licensed sponsor for at least one field season • Band at least 5 birds under the supervision of a licensed sponsor

The highly camouflaged birds are tough to spot.

nesting areas. When the dogs go on point, the banders catch the birds with a fine mesh net similar to that of a fish landing net. Sounds easy but the highly camouflaged birds are tough to spot, even with a dog pointing in their direction. John tells me the search for the tight-holding chicks is sometimes on hands and knees. When the birds are caught, a numbered band, provided by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), is carefully fastened around one leg.

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You will never see John and Heidi in the Wire News or in a show or field-trial picture; but if, in the colorful September Michigan woods, you happen to run into a friendly 60-something accountant carrying a shotgun and at his side is a hard-working, liver-ticked GWP, it just might be John and Heidi. And now that John and Heidi have finished their bander apprenticeship, you might run into them in the spring as well.

Data that the banders provide to Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) include: • longitude and latitude of captured birds • hours spent in the field • number of broods seen • number of chicks banded • number of chicks seen. The DNR then compiles this data and generates other information such as: • number of chicks banded per 100 hours in the field • number of chicks seen per 100 hours in the field • average number of chicks per brood

A Michigan volunteer bands a woodcock chick. (Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR)




Obedience Websites Are a Great Training Tool By Kay Braddock, Obedience Columnist

People sometimes tell me that they live in an area of the country where opportunities for obedience instruction are limited. Sometimes, although there are options for classes, there is a puzzling training issue. There is a wealth of training instruction on the Internet. Some of the top trainers in the country have been generous with their advice. You just need to know their names so you can use your search engine. Some of the instruction is on Youtube and some of it is in websites and blogs. There are samples of books and videos that the trainers sell but much of it is posted in an effort to support the sport of obedience. I’ve put together a list of some of the names and websites to search. I’m sure that there are many more out there but this list can provide people with hours of instruction. Denise Fenzi Denise has the reputation of being a positive trainer relying on play, treats and toys to motivate her dogs. She has a great blog on her website. She also has videos on Youtube. Connie Cleveland www.dogtrainersworkshop Connie is a very gifted trainer has trained field trial labs as well as obedience and service dogs. She has an excellent series of articles on Tricks that Teach. I am using these ideas with my puppy. The tricks provide a foundation for more formal obedience later. Connie also has online training classes. I have been to Connie’s seminars. After attending one of her seminars, she will answer email questions or look at videos that you send her. Betsy Scapicchio and Linda Brennan I have also attended a seminar by Betsy and Linda. They have samples of their videos on their website. If you search Linda Brennan on Youtube you will find some demonstration videos. Michael Ellis Michael Ellis has many videos posted on Youtube if you do a search for his name. I found over a 100 videos on Youtube when I search his name discussing everything from focused heeling, recalls, e-collar training, protection training, playing tug with your puppy, etc. His videos provide a wealth of information. His full length videos can be purchased through Monique Anstee I really enjoy Monique’s common sense approach to training in the blog that she has on her website. Lori Drouin Lori is very generous with her training advice. She has an article on her website, The Twelve Step Heeling Program for Teaching or Rehabilitating Heelwork. She has several instructive videos on her website. Janice Gunn Janice has lots of training tips on her website. She has articles on competition heeling, motivating the retrieve and many, many more tips. You can also search her name on Youtube Celeste Meade Celeste has many videos on Youtube. The videos that I have found most helpful are her videos training “brick work”. Brick work is a method for developing rear end awareness for turns and pivots. Adele Yunck Adele has a series of videos on Youtube demonstrating training sessions with her puppy. I hope you find these sites, blogs and videos helpful. They contain an overwhelming amount of information. I’m also sure that I’ve missed some great websites and videos. This is a start however. Happy training!



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Agility Builds Confidence in the Shy or Anxious Dog By Ashlee Trotter

Agility isn’t just a fun sport to play with your dog. It also can be very beneficial for shy or timid dogs to increase their confidence. The foundation of agility is a relationship of trust between the dog and handler developed by using positive reinforcement training. All of the obstacles are taught starting at a low height for the jumps and the contact obstacles; the tunnel and chute are also shortened to make successful completion very easy for the dog. The dog is amply rewarded with food or toys for each correct completion of the obstacle. There is a general feeling that mistakes are just “oops, try again” moments, if the dog does something incorrect it’s not anything that needs “correction”, it’s just a repeat of the task (made easier if needed), until the dog completes the obstacle correctly. When the dog feels that he can’t fail, he gains a ton of confidence, he’s willing to try, and keep trying until he figures it out. There is no compulsion in agility, there is no way to successfully force the dog to do it. In order for the dog to be successful (fast, accurate and confident) in a high speed, off-leash sport that requires precise negotiation of complex obstacles and courses, he has to be a motivated and willing participant. The dog learns the quickest way to his reward is to do the equipment correctly and quickly. The dog, just like a person, will take the most direct route to a large reward, and the power of a motivated, willing partnership is endless.

When a dog can’t fail he gains confidence.

Additionally, the dogs get a physical release of energy, which can help to relax an anxious dog. The dogs also find the game fun and the more they play it, the more they become hooked on it. Eventually, the opportunity to play the game becomes so valuable to the dog that they are able to ignore distractions or things in the environment that previously caused them concern.

A strong agility foundation will teach the handler how to motivate the dog, teach the dog impulse control and to pay attention to the handler, and from there amazing teamwork can develop. The benefits to both parties can be quite profound. Using agility to build confidence in young rescue dog literally changed the course of my life. Agility directly helped him go from a timid, fearful dog to a Therapy Dog and a happy, outgoing, ultimately fearless dog. It also had a major impact on my life as well. I joined a training program simply to broaden the dog’s horizon, and that single decision changed the course of my life and even lead me to my first GWP. Agility is gaining in popularity by leaps and bounds! Bring your dog out and give it a try – you might just become hooked too!

Most dogs learn the tunnel quickly with rewards.




“The Blackberry” Divine Intervention  A Look Back at the Life of One of the Breed’s Best-Known Companion Dogs By Karen Bunch During the drive, I kept thinking about what I had learned about GWPs and phrases like “strong-willed and prey driven,” kept coming back to me.  However, when the breeder opened the door, and I saw those fuzzy faces all of my concerns dissipated. I was instantly smitten!

Ky-Wires Blackberry Whine, CD,RN,RA,RE,NAP,NJP,JH,CGC,  Delta Society Certified Therapy Dog My name is Karen Bunch, but most people simply know me as “Blackberry’s Mom.” Actually, I take that as a compliment and I am honored and proud that so many in the world of GWPs have followed Blackberry throughout his career and know of his many accomplishments. And anyone who has met Blackberry knows what a great ambassador he has been for our breed. But if not for a strange series of events, none of our life together would have happened. I had been training and showing Border Collies in obedience trials for years and at last I had that “once in a lifetime dog.”  Katy was a dream come true – beautiful, super intelligent and so eager to please. But right after retirement, Katy died unexpectedly from cancer. I knew that I would never have another Border Collie. So, the search for a different breed began. A friend suggested I take a look at a litter of German Wirehaired Pointers close by. I did not have much knowledge about the breed, so I did a bit of research. I, then, reluctantly agreed to go with my friend to see the puppies. 36


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One of the pups came home with me to be my first Wirehair. I learned that there were unlimited events for GWPs to participate in and I wanted to do them all – and we did. I was hooked on Wirehairs and had several over the years.  At last, I had the right bitch, and felt I knew enough to breed my first (and only) litter.  When 11 puppies arrived, I was overwhelmed.  I chose my male puppy the night they were born, and my friends who were in line for puppies picked theirs too and the rest of the pups went to hunting homes, to 4-H kids, or to families to be pets and companions. But when all of the pups had gone home, there was a black male leftover – a puppy that no one had chosen. In the following days and weeks, I tried desperately to find a good home for the black pup but no one was interested in taking the puppy. I felt that I should at least name him. He had four berry-shaped spots, so I began to call him “Blackberry.” When I would take my pup, Nat anywhere, I would haul Blackberry along with us. I knew that if he were to make a nice pet, he would need the same socialization and training that Nat needed. I enrolled them both in the puppy class at our training club, and I actually paid a friend to handle Blackberry. By now, I was resigned to the fact that I was stuck with Blackberry and needed to send in his registration papers.  Coming up with something that went with Blackberry was no problem, as “whine” was something that he did very well. Both boys earned their junior hunter titles before they were a year old and I began training and working Nat in obedience. Blackberry had grown into a handsome young dog, so I was encouraged to enter him into some conformation shows.  Despite the penalty for Black, he earned 4 points towards a championship.

F E AT U R E A RT I C L E Running around on concrete had taken a toll, and I was forced to undergo a total knee replacement. Since I worked at the hospital, I talked my husband into sneaking Nat up the back-way and letting me spend a little time with him. I don’t know what my husband was thinking, but he arrived with Blackberry instead. I was so glad to see any of my dogs that I didn’t fuss. When the patient across the hall saw Blackberry, he asked if my husband would bring Blackberry into his room. When the visit ended my husband and Blackberry had seen every patient on the ward. When I returned to work, the director of the Progressive Care Unit approached me and discussed doing some Pet Therapy work with Blackberry. The director insisted that any dog working at the hospital be certified by the Delta Society. I agreed that I would make certain Blackberry was certified, but I explained that it was going to be a problem for me to get home and pick Blackberry up and make it on time to the eight-week class required for certification. “It’s not a problem” came the answer – the Human Resources Director agreed that her staff would keep Blackberry in their office all day and care for him on the days he had class. I would take Blackberry with me to work, drop him off at Human Resources, check on him at lunch then pick him up after work, and go straight to class.  Each day he was there, I made an attempt to check on him during my lunch break, but Blackberry was never “in.”  Someone was either taking him for a walk outside, or showing off their “special project” to the employees in the other departments.  Certification day finally came, and Blackberry aced the evaluation on his first attempt.  I, however, was so nervous that I struggled with the required written test though I did pass it. So, on my days off, I was back at the hospital with Blackberry doing therapy work. Blackberry’s visits were a huge success and at the end of the year we were invited to attend the annual volunteer banquet. It was exciting when Blackberry was called to accept the medallion marking his first 100 hours of service. As the hospital CEO leaned over to pin it to his therapy vest, Blackberry offered his paw, shaking hands with her. The gesture literally brought the house down. In that moment I was so happy and proud of our work at the hospital, that I could not even imagine what was to happen next. My world suddenly fell apart. 

After 29 years of marriage, my husband walked out. We had to sell the house and pay off all of our debts which left little money for either of us. And I had nowhere to go. My elderly mother insisted that I come live with her. But it meant placing my dogs and I knew it was going to be one of the hardest things that I would ever face.

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Even though my mother is not a “dog person,” she agreed that I could bring one of the dogs. I felt as if I were putting my children up for adoption – all except one and who would that be? I was fortunate that several of my “dog friends” were more than eager to have one of my dogs to join their family. When it came to Nat and Blackberry the pain of the decision was excruciating.  I loved Nat so much and he was the puppy I had chosen on the first day. But I also knew that Nat was laid-back and that he would do well in any situation. Despite my feelings, I knew Nat would re-home easier and better than Blackberry. So in the end, there was really nothing to decide. Blackberry would stay with me and Nat would have to learn to love another “Mom.” Just as I had made the agonizing decision, a woman who had just lost her 15-year-old GWP contacted me. She needed to fill the hole in her heart the loss of her dog had caused and it seemed that Nat would be perfect. She lived an hour and a half away from me, so I drove Nat to meet her. She was a loving, kind person and her home was wonderful so I left Nat and all his belongings. I cried the entire trip home. Meanwhile, Blackberry and I lived in our house. He stayed alone all day while I worked. Even as depressed as I was, he could make me smile when I arrived home. I’d take him for a quick walk, feed him, then I would kick back in the recliner and he would climb up in the chair with me. Often I would cry over all of the losses and the uncertainness of ©2013 GWPCA WIRE NEWS


F E AT U R E A RT I C L E our future. Blackberry would lick the tears from my cheeks. He got it.  He understood I needed him – and he was my rock, the strong set of shoulders I needed to cry on. Blackberry was always there for me. A friend who lived close by built a new training facility and was offering obedience, rally, and agility classes.  In the past, her daughter had used Blackberry as a Junior Showmanship dog for a short time. The girl and Blackberry made a great team, and she moved up quickly earning a dog of her own and leaving Blackberry without a “juniors” job. My friend knew my situation and insisted that I bring Blackberry to a beginning obedience class. She said I owed it to him to give him a chance since he had to spend so much time at home alone. She promised if he didn’t like it, she would never mention it again.  So I went, and Blackberry loved it.  He was incredibly food motivated, loved the one-on-one attention, was eager to please me and he actually was darned good at the obedience exercises. The house sold. Most of my belongings were sent to storage and Blackberry and I moved in with my mother. Mom made her house as dog-friendly as she could and welcomed Blackberry and me home. Blackberry settled right in and within a matter of days he had turned Mom into a “dog person.”  The two of them spent days together on the sofa watching TV. She talked to him just like he was a person.  I think she enjoyed the companionship as much as he did I began showing Blackberry in Rally Novice B, and he excelled.  That year, he was the #1 GWP Rally Novice B dog, the #1 Sporting Group Rally Novice B dog, and the #2 All Breed Rally Novice B dog.  On top of that, he won High In Trial at the GWPCA National Specialty Obedience Trial.  Suddenly there was light and happiness back in my life - I was moving on and enjoying life again, thanks to Blackberry. My friend and instructor urged me to continue with him and give him a try at agility. AGILITY?  Seriously?  There was no way Blackberry was going to have anything to do with all of that equipment, climbing and jumping. After all, he was getting a late start at this sport – he was already seven years old. He took right to agility, loved it, and even learned the teeter-totter easily.  After a few months of training, he was ready to enter his first agility trial.  All of those months of training paid off. In two weekends he earned the two agility titles we were aiming for.

We had one more goal left. The Golden Jubilee GWPCA Nationals were to be held at Rend Lake, IL, not far from our home. My plan was to show him in obedience and rally advanced and excellent, and that would be where he would retire. I held no big expectations. I just wanted to show him one last time. Before our trip we just brushed up on his obedience training – we didn’t really train. When we went in the ring, I had a hard time keeping my emotions in check and so I had no idea what a great job he had done. He won his class and scored 198 1/2 (out of 200) for another Nationals Obedience High In Trial He also won Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent.  Blackberry retired in style!  I couldn’t have dreamed of ending his career any better.  As we loaded up for the trip home, Blackberry climbed to his usual spot in the passenger seat up front, but he seemed a little concerned about the airline kennel in the back seat. Inside was a Wirehair puppy who was going home with us. I’m sure he had no idea that she would be staying. Blackberry was just settling into retirement when my grandmother moved into an assisted care facility. She had not been there long when he stepped back into his role as a Delta Therapy Dog. Without missing a beat, he visits a few special friends at the facility, but now he tires more easily.  Though my other Wirehair “Cougar” is transitioning into the full-time therapy dog at the facility Blackberry is still their favorite.  On June 30th, Blackberry turned 11 years old.  The facility is hosted a birthday party for Blackberry and what better way was there than to celebrate his birthday eating cake with 50 of his “special friends”? Blackberry brought me back from the brink of despair, and taught me many life lessons.  He has opened doors for me that I never thought I’d go through, and as always, given me unconditional love. Blackberry is truly my best friend and my soul-mate, and I can’t bear to think about life without him.  I have frozen semen from him and I hope someday I’ll have a Blackberry puppy. I know that when I look at that puppy’s face, I will see a twinkle in his eye and I’ll know that he knows how special his dad was and that he has some really big paw-prints to fill!  I think God kept Blackberry in my life for a reason – he was not the dog I thought I wanted – but I’ll never again question why I was “stuck” with him. Blackberry, you are my hero. JOB WELL DONE.  



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GWPCA Nationals will be held at Lincoln & Raymond, NE October 3rd – 12th This year’s specialty will be held in conjunction with four all-breed shows, so majors will abound! The Branched Oak Trial Ground is a first-class site with gorgeous trees and grassy rolling hills. GWPCA will host educational opportunities and health testing. Visit and follow the Nationals link for updates & fun facts or follow us on Facebook at 2013 Nebraska GWP Nationals. Important Reminders: The host hotel is booked! If you don’t yet have a room reservation go to the 2013 Nebraska GWP Nationals Facebook page for the list of additional hotels. Beginning in 2014 ALL entries in any GWPCA National Event will require a DNA number from AKC. To help facilitate bringing all member dogs up to date on this requirement the club will host a DNA clinic on Sunday at the same time as the thyroid clinic at the Lancaster Events Center. Look for additional information about the thyroid clinic in this issue of the Wire News or contact Ray Calkins at

The Heartland Chapter of NAVHDA will host a Natural Ability test on Thursday, October 10th just 30 minutes from Branched Oak Field Trial Grounds.

The chapter is also hosting its regular fall test the following three days in nearby Iowa for those owners interested in testing advanced dogs visit for testing details. Questions? Contact Rhonda Houkoos at or Robin Nelson at Or Laura Reeves at

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Compiled by Lori Sargent ( BENCH CHAMPIONS Sires & dams on this list must have produced 10 titled dogs Sires:






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Dams_____________________________ Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle Afterhours Make A Wish CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH Afterhours Once in a Lifetime CH Ebbtides From the Ashes CH Larkspurs Dangerous Curves Ahead SH CH Rlb’s Got Moxie At Drakkar MH CH Tova's Affair Von Der Winston

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Wisconsin GWP Club Hosts Specialty By Courtney Vogel-Bastain

The GWP Club of Wisconsin held its Specialty on Saturday, May 4 in Jefferson, WI.  The Specialty was in conjunction with a 3 day all breed show.  There were many out-of-state and out-of-country guests – one from Australia and one from Canada! The club held their annual dinner with awards banquet at a local restaurant on Saturday night along with a raffle.  Members whose dogs earned new AKC titles in 2012 received an award. This year six new title-holders were awarded custom tiles done by artist Kim Marie from Fine Etchings In Stone.  Everyone had a great time!

Custom designed tiles were awards for Wisconsin GWP Club members whose dogs finished a title in 2012.

Sweepstakes Judge was Ms. Heather Brennan. 6-9 MOS SWEEPS PUPPY DOG : 1. Claddagh’s Dual Threat. Breeders: Courtney and William Bastian. By CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back’NBadger CGC TDX MH & CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH Owners: Melissa Wendt 6-9 MOS SWEEPS PUPPY BITCH: 1. Claddagh’s Dual Citizen At Hirsch. Breeders: Courtney and William Bastian. By CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back’NBadger CGC TDX MH & CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH Owners: Catherine Ryan 9-12 MOS SWEEPS PUPPY BITCH: 1. Claddagh’s Moonlight Magic. Breeders:  Courtney & William Bastian and Paul & Kristin Wehking. By GCH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax CGC MH & GCH Claddagh’s Hotcakes At Sangrud JH Owners: Christina & Darren Deblack 2.  Inverness You Only Live Once. Breeder: Laura Myles. By CH Inverness Odin & CH Inverness Kiss Me Kate. Owner: Laura Myles. Agent Laura Reeves 3. Inverness You Were On My Mind. Breeder: Laura Myles. By CH Inverness Odin & CH Inverness Kiss Me Kate. Owners:  Donald Padgett & Laura Myles. AgentLaura Reeves BEST IN PUPPY SWEEPS: Claddagh’s Dual Threat. Breeders: Courtney and William Bastian. By CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back’NBadger CGC TDX MH & CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH Owners: Melissa Wendt BEST OF OPPOSITE IN PUPPY SWEEPS: Claddagh’s Moonlight Magic. Breeders:  Courtney & William Bastian and Paul & Kristin Wehking. By GCH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax CGC MH & GCH Claddagh’s Hotcakes At Sangrud JH Owners: Christina & Darren Deblack



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Regular Classes were judged by Mr. Sidney L. Marx 6-9 MOS PUPPY DOG: 1. Claddagh’s Dual Threat. Breeders: Courtney and William Bastian. By CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back’NBadger CGC TDX MH & CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH Owners: Melissa Wendt OPEN DOG: 1.  Kimmax Bourbon. Breeders: Peter & Maxine McCullough. By Uri vom Liether Moor & Joschi III del Zeffiro at Kimmax.  Owner: Una Russell WINNER’S DOG: Kimmax Bourbon RESERVE WINNER’S DOG : Claddagh’s Dual Threat 9-12 MOS. PUPPY BITCHES: 1.  Inverness You Only Live Once. Breeder:, Laura Myles. By CH Inverness Odin & CH Inverness Kiss Me Kate. Owner: Laura Myles. Agent Laura Reeves 2.  Inverness You Were On My Mind. Breeder: Laura Myles. By CH Inverness Odin & CH Inverness Kiss Me Kate. Owners:  Donald Padgett & Laura Myles. AgentLaura Reeves 3.  Claddagh’s Moonlight Magic. Breeders:  Courtney & William Bastian and Paul & Kristin Wehking. By GCH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax CGC MH & GCH Claddagh’s Hotcakes At Sangrud JH Owners: Christina & Darren Deblack and Courtney Vogel-Bastian  9-12 MOS. PUPPY BITCHES: 1.  Kimmax Katch Me If Y Kan At Claddagh. Breeders: Peter & Maxine McCullough. By GCH Timo II V Bockenhgen At Kimmax CGC MH & Joschi III del Zeffro At Kimmax. Owners: Courtney & William Bastian BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCHES: 1.  Claddagh’s Dual Citizen At Hirsch. Breeders: Courtney and William Bastian. By CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back’NBadger CGC TDX MH & CH Ripsnorter’s Mt. View Explorer SH Owners: Catherine Ryan & Courtney VogelBastian WINNER’S BITCH: Claddagh’s Dual Citizen At Hirsch RESERVE WINNER’S BITCH: Inverness You Only Live Once BEST OF BREED OR VARIETY: GCH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler. Breeders: Garnett P. Persinger & H. Huber III & H. & J. Witt. By GCH Ripsnorter›s Mt View Lookout JH & CH Ebbtide›s Lookout Gambler. Owners: Garnett P. Persinger & Howard Huber III. CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back To MadTown MH Breeders: Courtney Vogel-Bastian & Lisa George. By GCH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax CGC MH & Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle. Owners: Courtney & William Bastian. BEST OF BREED: GCH Ebbtide Lookout Gambler BOW/BOS: Claddagh’s Dual Citizen At Hirsch (BBE GRP 1) SELECT BITCH: CH CladdaghNRipsnorter’s Back To MadTown MH



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2013 Obedience Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – April 30, 2013 as reported on the Dog Show Scores website ( – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. BEGINNING NOVICE 1. Reece Afterhours RKM Tempest Win One for the Gipper RN BN – A. Johnson/C Whitmore/K Marks/B DeLaby 2. Reece Afterhours N Dusty Steele N Thyme JH – J&A Cornell/A Johnson 3.

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NOVICE 1. Afterhours Edged Weapon TD OA OAJ CD – D. Cutter 2. Andreas Vom Merkel CD – J. Fleming 3. Jerelin’s Nacote of Mill Pond BN RN JH CGC – S. Kerzner 4.

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OPEN 1. Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MJS NF T2B – M&K Braddock 2. CH Drakkar’s RLB He Caught My Eye CDX BN GN RE – D&B Leveque 3. OTCH Larkspur’s Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX2 OM3 JH – L. Swisher 4.

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UTILITY 1. Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MJS NF T2B – M&K Braddock 2. 3.


2013 Rally Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – April 30, 2013 as reported on Dog Scores website ( – compiled by Lori Sargent. The highest 3 scores are summed to determine total points. NOVICE 1. CH Ripsnorterncladdagh Backfld N Motion JH RN – M. Howard/L. George



Afterhours Gefhartes Anticipation – C&R Fangman/N. Suggs



Cynister’s Just in Time Cando – C. Burk



CH Surefire’s Secret Little Spot CD BN JH – J&A Payton


ADVANCED 1. CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH OAP OJP RAE – A. Kostishak/G. McCain 2. Jerelin’s Nacote of Mill Pond BN RA JH CGC – S. Kerzner 3. Willamette’s Sachi RN JH CGC – L&O Popescu/A. Wilson 4. Willamette’s Zorra RN JH CGC – L&O Poposcu 5. Reece Afterhour RKM Tempest Win One For the Gipper RN BN – Johnson/Whitmore/Marks/Delaby 6. EXCELLENT 1. CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V Erebus UD JH OAP OJP RAE – A. Kostishak/G. McCain

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F E AT U R E A RT I C L E years it’s been over on South Hill, with the snowmobile trail, abandoned orchard, and alder thicket. Once it was the alder patch on the other side of the stream from our camp, but it felt so empty, with the woodcock long gone and all of the grouse missing, that I’ve never hunted there as a last hunt again. And one year I hiked up North Hill, mostly for the views of rolling hills that seemingly stretch out forever, but found the abandoned orchards empty, as I thought I might.

Closing up Grouse Camp Memories of Hunting Season’s Last Day By Jerry Allen Courtesy of the Ruffed Grouse Society

Everything ends, whether it is spring, summer or fall, day or night, and the hunting season is no exception. The leaves have long dropped and the trees are all silvery sentinels, waiting for the snow to pile up deep around their bases. Most of the song birds disappeared over a month ago and the geese no longer honk high in the sky. My bird hunting companions have all gone back to the flat country, only my two German wirehairs and I remain. The last day or two is usually spent in the woods alone with them, often with the intention of looking for new cover to hunt the coming year. With the barren trees it is easier to see distant ridges and hillsides than it has been any other time of the year, so I drive almost empty logging roads, stopping occasionally to poke around with my girls someplace that I’ve never been before. Somehow it just feels right. On what I know will be the very last hunt of the year I seek out an old favorite covert though. A couple of 46


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Most often the last hunt is up the hill from our camp, through mixed age forest and along old grown-in skid roads, up steep country to a boxed-in basin where weeds and grass keep the forest at bay, creating a natural opening about the size of a suburban house lot. There always used to be a half dozen grouse on that hunt, but the forest is maturing and the number now is more likely to be half that. It’s the memories that keep me going back though, and on that last hunt of the year that is what I seek. The bird seasons always seem too short, and the years so few, but there are certain places memories accumulate, like snow or leaves do in the corner by the bulkhead. One August, when we thought we’d lost our crazy Vizsla, we found her pointing a whole covey of grouse up on a rocky knoll way up that hill. In a dozen places I can still see my oldest wirehair pointing grouse, often finding birds in almost the exact same location year after year, like one particular cluster of red twig dogwood that almost always produces. Oh, there have been bumped birds and lots of missed shots, but if any of this were easy we’d soon get bored with it. So I now laugh at the follies and rejoice at the triumphs, relishing both with almost equal joy. I remember my youngest wirehair standing next to her elder, together pointing the first grouse of that bird hunting season, which was also youngest one’s first point on a ruffed grouse ever. Remembering their contentious retrieve, with each of them bringing me back a wing while the breast of the bird stayed where it fell, still makes me chuckle. Fortunately, since then they haven’t been as argumentative. And somewhere along that last hunt of the season their bells will stop and I’ll walk up a partridge, and maybe we’ll get to bring it home, or maybe not. It doesn’t seem to matter as much as it used to. Hopefully it will be another memory that sticks though. We’ll be back at the house when the shadows are gone. Whatever is left in the refrigerator will make dinner; it has to be empty and off when we leave. The dogs

F E AT U R E A RT I C L E will be fed, probably getting some bonuses out of the collected leftovers in the fridge, and my gun will get a good cleaning, and then I’ll whittle away at the chores, things like sheets cleaned, clothes collected, and my desk packed up. And when I’ve done all I can do until morning, I’ll curl up in my favorite chair and savor a single malt along with a favorite book, until I just can’t stay awake any longer. In the morning the heat is shut off and the water drained from the pipes. The dogs always know what is happening and stay near the stacked gear or the door, their heads down and resting on their paws. As I shuffle about closing the house up, I sometimes talk to them just because it makes me feel better. The older dog will look reserved, accepting our departure as I do, but the younger will watch in disbelief, as if to say, “Why can’t we stay here and hunt forever?” Spring will come soon enough and we’ll be back to chase trout and listen to the grouse drumming in the woods. The way time passes, with ever increasing speed, bird season will return before we know it and we’ll again hunt. I have to wonder though how many more seasons my oldest dog will

hunt, with her accumulated wisdom and white muzzle. And my years can’t go on forever either. When the truck is packed, my girls will anxiously jump onto the back. I know they’ll soon be asleep and dreaming of hunts during the long trip home. I envy them that. Jerry Allen is a writer, artist and craftsman who lives in MA and enjoys his GWPs.


2013 NATIONALS We are making arrangements to draw blood for OFA thyroid profiles on Sunday, October 6, 2013 after the GWPCEN Specialty and Sweepstakes. For those interested, this will be a great opportunity to complete a CHIC requirement or screen a dog for immune-mediated thyroid disease. We will overnight our samples to Michigan State University on Monday, October 7th. A minimum of 10 participants will be necessary to receive a discount. We hope to offer the test for $65-$75. All samples must be mailed in one “batch” with one payment. If you are interested in having your dog’s thyroid function checked, please contact Robin K Nelson at . We will need to confirm numbers and collect payment prior to arranging for the discounted price. Download and complete the Application for Thyroid Database with your dog’s registered name, number, date of birth, microchip #, etc. You will need your GWP, your partially completed Thyroid Database application, and a second check for $15 payable to OFA. Come to the designated Thyroid Clinic location at the Lancaster Event Center on Sunday. We will do the rest! The AKC DNA CLINIC will be held at the same time and place. DNA registration will be required for GWPS over 2 years of age for the Nationals 2014 field and conformation events. The AKC fee at National specialties is reduced to $30 rather than the regular $40. Please bring a copy of your AKC registration form and contact Ray Calkins at so we have the kits available and the correct information for your dog!!




AKC New Titles March – April 2013 Compiled by Lori Sargent CHAMPION CH Caramel ‘N Heywire’s Justa Three Cheers (B) SR66804304 (3/17/13) by NAFC GCH DC AFC Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now x CH Caramel ‘N Heywire’s Mocha Sorbet At Sk; Breeder: Audrey Meinke & J Linda Stark & Judy Cheshire; Owner: Audrey Meinke & Bernee Brawn CH Cynister’s Just In Time CanDo RN (D) SR58523703 (3/31/13) by CH Cynisters Shooting Star x CH Cynisters She Devil; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon & Diane Turner & Larry Turner; Owner: Claudia Burk

CH Cynister N Idawires Party Monster (D) SR72824002 (4/18/13) by GCH CH Mt. View’s Ripsnortersilvercharm x CH Cynister N Idawires Shattered Image; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Joann Steffes & Cathie Magoon CH Neudorf’s Play It Again Sam Afterhours (D) SR74200003 (4/2/13) by GCH CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel x CH J An J Glory Be; Breeder: Franz Newwirth & Christine Whitmore; Owner: Franz Newwirth & Christine Whitmore GRAND CHAMPION

CH Heywire’s Stop, Look N Listen” (D) SR61537104 (3/16/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Peter M Garnich

GCH CH Hawk Havens Grand Stand MH (D) SR62369106 (3/17/13) by GCH CH Mountain View National Acclaim x CH Larkspurs Dangerous Curves Ahead SH; Breeder: Pete Paduch; Owner: Peter L Paduch & Norma L Paduch

CH Idawire Jazz Singer (B) SR71114808 (3/3/13) by CH Cynisters Belive It Or Not x CH Piemonte Idawire Echo V. Chisola; Breeder: Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Tonna Quesnell

GCH CH Neudorf’s Cool Hand Luke Afterhours (D) SR74200001 (3/30/13) by GCH CH Afterhours Reece Have Gun Will Travel x CH J An J Glory Be; Breeder: Franz Newwirth & Christine Whitmore; Owner: Franz Newwirth & Christine Whitmore

CH Idawire King Ralph (D) SR71597801 (3/30/13) by CH Fogarty Windwalker’s Ace JH x CH Idawire American Pie; Breeder: Jodi Quesnell & Thomas Quesnell; Owner: Jodi Quesnell CH Lookout Tova’s Baroness (B) SR68057807 (3/14/13) GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Tova’s Affair Von Der Winston; Breeder: Eva S Wiseman & James Witt; Owner: John Ong & M Lee Ong CH Cynister N Idawires Cat’s Pajamas (B) SR72824009 (4/21/13) by GCH CH Mt. View’s Ripsnortersilvercharm x CH Cynister N Idawires Shattered Image; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell; Owner: Cathie Magoon & Jodi Quesnell



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National Gun Dog Champion NGDC FC Brillows Big Wild Western (D) SR62229501 (3/16/13) by Brillows Jackson Flyer x NFC FC Brillows Wild West Show; Breeder: Rhonda Haukoos; Owner: Rhonda Haukoos FIELD CHAMPION FC Tumalo Teddy (D) SR62958410 (4/6/13) by Von Steuben’s One Ups Ya x NAFC DC AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess; Breeder: John Williams & Sandy Williams; Owner: John Williams & Sandy Williams AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION FC AFC Tumalo Teddy (D) SR62958410 (4/20/13) by Von Steuben’s One Ups Ya x NAFC DC AFC Cascade Tumalo Tess; Breeder: John Williams & Sandy Williams; Owner: John Williams & Sandy Williams

COMPANION DOG Afterhours Edged Weapon VCD1 OA OAJ (D) SR53690110 4/27/13 by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Deborah Cutter Andreas Vom Merkel CD (D) SR76398401 (4/22/13) by Jax Vom Fuchsfluesschen x Alela Vom Seeblick; Breeder: Gerald Merkel; Owner: Jorge Fleming COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT CH Drakkar’s Rlb He Caught My Eye CDX BN GN (D) SR51817503 (3/17/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Drakkars Ididnt Do It Of Rlb RN; Breeder: Roger Bultman & Joyce Wilkinson & Terrence Boldin; Owner: Donna Leveque & Bob Leveque OBEDIENCE MASTER 4 OTCH Larkspurs Glengarry Glen Gus VCD1 UDX2 OM4 JH (D) SR06311601 (3/30/13) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Larkspurs Molly McGee; Breeder: Linda Forrestel & Gina McCain; Owner: Leslie Swisher BEGINNER NOVICE Reece Afterhour RKM Tempest Win One For The Gipper BN RN (B) SR69398201 (4/27/13) by CH Laurwyn Cassio Piece Of Cake x CH J an J After Hours Dana Breeder: Michael R Johnson & Christine Whitmore & Angela E Johnson; Owner: Angela E Johnson & Kathy Marks & Christine Whitmore & Belinda DeLaby RALLY NOVICE Afterhours Gefhartes Anticipation RN (D) SR73486502 (3/16/13) by CH Afterhour’s Piece Of Reece x CH Afterhours Tuunrat Comingsoon Star; Breeder: Christi Chism & Alexis Chism & Linda Medlock & Beth Carter; Owner: Christine Fangman & Noah Suggs & Robert Fangman

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CH Cynister’s Just In Time CanDo RN (D) SR58523703 (3/31/13) by CH Cynisters Shooting Star x CH Cynisters She Devil; Breeder: Cathie Magoon & Courtney Magoon & Diane Turner & Larry Turner; Owner: Claudia Burk

Covey Creek’s Dark Side Of The Moon JH (D) SR67981902 (3/24/13) by CH Sure Shot’s Rock On JH x Ol Sut’s Madchen Von Etta; Breeder: Deborah Ann Smith; Owner: Lindsay Brooks & Thomas Brooks

Von Duffin’s Run N Gun JH (D) SR67232103 (4/21/13) by FC Von Duffin’s Shock And Awe x Von Duffin’s Coffee Nudge; Breeder: Ann P Duffin & Terry J Duffin; Owner: Fred Padilla & Debbie Padilla

GCH CH Ripsnorterncladdagh Backfld N Motion RN JH (B) SR62716303 (3/14/13) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x Ripsnorter Makin’ Drama Darnelle; Breeder: Lisa George & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian; Owner: Marguerite Howard & Lisa George

Ebbtide’s Black Knight Of Kenai JH (D) SR71849503 (3/16/13) by Kimmax Camus MH x CH Ebbtide’s From The Ashes; Breeder: Garnett Persinger & Howard Huber III; Owner: Jenny Cope & Kenneth Gates

Weidenhugel McClintock V Gus JH (D) SR71661406 (4/28/13) by DC Wildwings Shameless x CH Weidenhugel Hope V Joey JH; Breeder: Cynthia Heiller D.V.M. & Kathleen Boyd; Owner: Jeff Brandt & Wendy LongBrandt

RALLY ADVANCED EXCELLENT CH Larkspur’s Intrepid V. Erebus UD RAE JH OAP (D) SN81151201 (3/30/13) by DC Cadenberg Victor V Trey MH x Cottonwood’s Makersaidtakeher; Breeder: Heather Box-Quisenberry & Dale R Hurlock & Gina McCain; Owner: Anna C Kostishak & Gina McCain CANINE GOOD CITIZEN GCH CH Aimn Hi Jet Stream SH CGC (B) SR61717307 (3/14/13) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x CH Devata Rip It Up At Scotia; Breeder: Jim Isom & Carolyn V Isom; Owner: Kay Gunnarson & LaMar Gunnarson Purepoint Thornapple Ridge Rudy CGC (D) SR72432506 (4/4/13) by Purepoint Field Legend JH x Justa Purepoint Legacy; Breeder: David M Weaver & Michelle Weaver; Owner: Robert Jager Tikka T3 TD CGC (B) SR67827201 (4/17/13) by Soltan Of Cedar Breaks x Jjps Breanna Bird; Breeder: James Petersen; Owner: Jeremy Haack JUNIOR HUNTER Ceasers Ace Of Spades JH (D) SR51349905 (3/17/13) by Ceasers Jedimiah x Daisy May II; Breeder: Tammy Johnson; Owner: Logan T Knopp CH Aimn Hi Scotian Ghostdance JH (B) SR56463006 (3/24/13) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x CH Wildacres Ima Gypsy Dancer MH; Breeder: Jim Isom & Carolyn V Isom & Genevieve M Capstaff; Owner: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo

Reece Afterhours N Dusty Steele N Thyme JH (D) SR72901402 (3/17/13) by GCH CH Reece Afterhours The Buck Stops Here JH x CH Afterhours Once In A Lifetime JH; Breeder: Angie Johnson & Christi Chism & Mary-Lynn K Jensen Ph.D. & Michael R Johnson; Owner: Joni Cornell & Angie Johnson & Alexis Cornell Black Stars Explosive Gunnin Remmie JH (B) SR75556505 (4/7/13) by Griffs Xplosive Gunner x L.B.’s Good Golly Miss Dotty MH; Breeder: Leo O Boman; Owner: Misty D Klug Claddagh’s Raven Moon JH (D) SR74176505 (4/7/13) by GCH CH Timo II V. Bockenhagen At Kimmax MH x GCH CH Claddagh’s Hotcakes At Sangrud JH; Breeder: Paul Wehking & Kristin E Wehking & Courtney J Vogel-Bastian & William Bastian; Owner: K Amber Duff & Courtney Vogel-Bastian Fouroaksfarms Bangzoom Straighttoothemoon JH (B) SR71835202 (4/21/13) by CH Scotian’s Xtra Postage JH x CH Aimn Hi Scotian Ghostdance JH; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo & Robert Rein; Owner: Laura Reeves & Leslie Puppo CH Heywire Looks Like Almond Joy At Reece BN RN JH CA (B) SR61537107 (4/613) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Joni Cornell & Audrey Meinke & Angela E Johnson & Alexis Cornell

SENIOR HUNTER Parker A1 Special SH (B) SR13104705 (3/16/13) by CH Whitetail’s Dutch SH x Dke Liberty Attagirl: Breeder: Debbie Darby; Owner: William Doyle & Kathy Doyle MASTER HUNTER Aspendel’s Hearts On Fire MH NA OAJ NF (B) SR47981603 (3/23/13) by NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin x CH Ripsnorters To Dee Fields; Breeder: Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro; Owner: Pamela Baak & Robert Perry & Sean Ferraro CH Red Barn’s Here To Stay MH (B) SR45736607 (4/20/13) by CH Side By Sides Chatanuga Choo MH x CH Schnellberg’s Live Wire SH; Breeder: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle; Owner: Roger W Doyle & Pamela Doyle CORRECTION: Last issue Weidenhugel Jade V Treff was included as finishing her CD & RA titles. Jade’s owner was mistakenly listed as Sharon Jahn. Jade is actually owned by Elaine Gray

Thunderhill Tzarr Dona JH (B) SR71028804 (4/20/13) by CH Thunderhills Zeke Von Strauss x Thunderhill’s Ms. Jesse James; Breeder: Kirk Jezierski & Jeff Paulus; Owner: Kosta Sunda





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2013 Agility Standings These rankings are based on competition during the period January 1 – April 30, 2013 as reported on Dog Scores website ( – 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 Heywire’s Justa Casual Look JH NA NAJ – L. Friess/J. Jacobs 2. CH Reece Afterhours Pretty is as Pretty Does RN JH – M&A Johnson/C. Whitmore

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NOVICE FAST 1. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars AX AXJ NF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 2. CH Paradox SGR Lady Madonna MN OA OAJ – P. Lunde

188 71

OPEN 1. Newman OA OAJ – E&W Drifka 2. Afterhour’s Joie DeVivre NA AXJ NF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt/C. Chism 3. Afterhours Edged Weapon TD OA OAJ – D. Cutter OPEN FAST 1. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars AX AXJ NF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld EXCELLENT 1. Afterhour’s Joie DeVivre NA AXJ NF – D. Philibert/M. Rosenblatt/C. Chism 2. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars AX AXJ NF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 3. Afterhours Edged Weapon TD OA OAJ – D. Cutter 4. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE OA AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch 5. Rosie Rocket AX OAJ NF – M. Richard EXCELLENT FAST 1. Afterhours Memphis Red Hot Lover BN RE OA AXJ OF – S. McKeever/J. Quattroch

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MASTER 1. MACH2 Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA JH MXG MJC XF – A. Trotter 2. Afterhour’s Frosted Mocha MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF MFB – D&M Rosenblatt CH MACH Scotian Whiskey River MXS MJS – C. Eberhardt/L. Reeves 3. MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MXJ MJB NF – M&K Braddock 4. CH Cynister’s Jumpin’ Jack Splash RN MX MXB MXJ MJB CGC – D&A Anderson 5. GCH Aimn Hi Jet Set’s Dancing With the Stars AX AXJ NF CA – L. Reeves/A. Merfeld 6. Jed’s Easy Street JH AX AXJ – E&B Tucker 7. Rosie Rocket AX OAJ NF – M. Richard FAST MASTER PREFERRED 1. CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP XF XFP T2BP – S. Jackson



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New Agility Titles NOVICE AGILITY CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look JH NA NAJ (B) SR61537110 (4/20/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Lee Friess & Jennifer Jacobs NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER CH Heywire’s Justa Casual Look JH NA NAJ (B) SR61537110 (4/20/13) by GCH CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout JH x CH Heywire ‘N Cedrbrk Justa ‘Pon A Time JH; Breeder: Judy Cheshire & Bernee Brawn & Doug Ljungren; Owner: Lee Friess & Jennifer Jacobs OPEN AGILITY Newman OA OAJ (D) PAL202056 (3/23/13) Owner: Elizabeth M. Drifka & Wayne J. Drifka OPEN AGILITY JUMPER Afterhours Edged Weapon TD OA OAJ (D) SR53690110 (3/2/13) by CH Afterhours Let The Wookie Win x CH Afterhours Memphis Mafia; Breeder: Christine Whitmore & Christi Chism; Owner: Deborah Cutter MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPER PREFERRED 2 CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP2 MXPB MJP2 XF XFP T2BP2 (B) SR11401304 (4/7/13) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Scotian Northern Light JH NA NAJ; Breeder: Stephsnie & Jack Rainwater & Laura Reeves; Owner: Shannon L Jackson

MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT PREFERRED 3 CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP2XF XFP T2BP2 ) AGILITY FAST NOVICE GCH CH Aimn Hi For Jet Set’s Dancing With The Stars AX AXJ NF CA (B) SR56463003 (4/5/13) by DC AFC Jetset’s Ragtop Day At Scotia CD JH x CH Wildacres Ima Gypsy Dancer MH; Breeder: Jim Isom & Carolyn V Isom & Genevieve M Capstaff; Owner: Laura Reeves & Angela Merfeld. CH Paradox SGR Lady Madonna MH OA OAJ NF (B) SR47646105 (4/5/13) by SGR Burnt Toast x SGR Poison Ivy JH; Breeder: Gail Richardson; Owner: Paula Lunde MASTER SILVER AGILITY CH MACH Scotian Whiskey River MXS MJS (B) SR35640805 (3/23/13) by CH Wildacres Boxcar Willie SH x CH Scotian Jetset’s Dreamcatcher; Breeder: Laura Reeves & Carolyn V Isom & Jane Bonaccorso; Owner: Chris Eberhardt & Laura Reeves-Lococo Master Bronze Agility Preferred

MASTER SILVER JUMPER Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MX MXB MXJ MJS NF T2B (B) SR48693303 (4/7/13) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Ed & Barbara Tucker MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION MACH Jed’s SF Blue Belle UDX OM1 RE SH MXB MJS NF T2B (B) SR48693303 (4/14/13) by CH Jed’s Wild Turkey x Jed’s Lexus Lx Von Duffin; Breeder: Edward Tucker & Barbara Tucker; Owner: Mike Braddock & Kay Braddock MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION2 MACH2 Vom Grafenauer’s Free Spirit VCD1 RA JH MXG MJC XF (D) SR02055005 (4/7/13) by Vom Grafenauer Cascade Huba x Vom Grafenauer Can Of Corn; Breeder: Thomas Grafenauer; Owner: Ashlee Trotter TIME TO BEAT PREFERRED 2 CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP2 MXPB MJP XF XFP T2BP2 (B) (3/3/13) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Scotian Northern Light JH NA NAJ; Breeder: Stephanie Rainwater & Jack Rainwater & Laura Reeves; Owner: Shannon L Jackson

CH Scotian Movin On Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB MXP2 MXPB MJP XF XFP T2BP (B) SR11401304 (3/1/13) by CH Weidenhugel Merlin V Nico CD MH x CH Scotian Northern Light JH NA NAJ; Breeder: S & J Rainwater & L. Reeves; Owner:





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