September 2011 Volume 1 Issue 2
BISS GCH Posey Canyon No Brainer!
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Fidget attended her first dog show Montgomery weekend 2010 at 6 months and 2 days of age. We came home with 9 pts and two majors! We pretty much rested from shows after Montgomery. Thank you breeder judge Ms. Nancy Doughtery & Mr. Richard W. Powell
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Best Wishes To All 2011 Montgomery Competitors!
8 months later on to Purina Farms for the 2011 PRTAA Specialty. Fidget won Best of Breed from the classes, finished her AKC Championship and went on to win a very competitive Terrier group! Thank you judge Ms. Lydia Coleman Hutchinson.
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THE PARSON RUSSEL TERRIER by Julie Felten & Suzanne Tolleson
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BISS GCH Posey Canyon No Brainer! “Einstein”
br n r) n. Informal Something so simple or easy as to require no thought. Owners: Russ & Tricia Stanczyk www.classicterriers.com Breeder: Jennifer Johnston www.poseycanyon.com
Einstein is a multiple group winner/placer. As of June 30, 2011 he is #2 All Breed & #7 Breed.
What a great start for the magazine. Thank you to all the advertisers and writers. A special thank you to Julie Felten and Suzanne Tolleson for the wonderful Parson article and to all the Parson advertisers! I am so thrilled to have your support.
I am pleased to announce the November featured breed is the Airedale Terrier, with well known and respected breeder judge, Mareth Kipp as our breed contributor. This is great fun learning about the other terriers in the group! Shortly we’ll be making our way to Blue Belle, Pennsylvania for the annual gathering of the terriers. Montgomery County has been through some significant changes over the years. I still miss the old site, I have so many great memories from Ambler. The announcement of reserved ringside seating at $200 a pop made me sit up in my chair. Entries are down, entry fees are up, exhibitors are declining (at least in Fox Terriers) and now to get a decent seat for the group is going to cost big bucks? I’m sorry I don’t “get it.” I’ve been told there is a great site in the Philadelphia area where the entire 4 days of the cluster could be held in one location! Indoors! But then we’d miss out on “mudgomery”, showing at 8:30 am in forty degree temps, rain, a ring full of butterflies to chase, moving the set up three times and a cancelled show due to flooding of the grounds. Would you really miss all of this? I suppose I would miss the butterflies, it was pretty funny! Enough reminiscing! Please join us for our next issue, we will feature the Montgomery County show as well as the Airedale Terrier. Have a safe journey if your traveling east and I’ll see you there!
The Parson Russell Terrier
by Julie Felten and Suzanne Tolleson
Introduction – the authors and illustrator A moderate terrier is generally distinguished by an absence of exaggeration or embellishment. Yet dog breeds are never static, and inevitably certain aspects of the dog become exaggerated and change occurs. As the Parson enters his second decade as an AKC breed, we need to ask which of the current elaborations, if any, are acceptable, and which are unequivocally not. By way of introduction, we, Julie Felten and Suzanne Tolleson, have known each other for twentyfive years, and combined have over sixty-five years first hand experience with the Parson. As breeders, exhibitors and club members, we have won numerous National Specialties and all-breed shows, produced generations of top ranked terriers, written standards, articles, Gazette columns, newsletters, imported and exported internationally, and judged. We are honored to have this opportunity to discuss the breed with terrier lovers. Pam Simmons has been a breeder/conformation judge of Parsons since the late 80’s. Pam has served as a working judge to natural earth, meaning that she works and judges earth dogs to formidable quarry. Pam has both an under graduate and Masters Degree in both Fine and Commercial art. She has of late produced several judges’ education CD’s for differ-
ent breeds. Pam’s drawings here illustrate the correct Parson outline and two examples of incorrect silhouettes, too short in the back and too long in the back.
The Parson Today One of the most difficult breed hallmarks to explain is the relationship of body length to leg length. The Parson is to be neither short nor long backed, in proportion and silhouette more like the Border Terrier than the Fox Terrier, so for purposes of comparison, put the Parson between these two. A Parson too short in the back can lack flexibility underground, flexibility he desperately needs to work in the tight space of a narrow tunnel. A Parson too long in the back lacks breed type. Often talked about but seldom seen in the ring is a balanced Parson; one with correct body proportions, level topline, tail set without curl and positioned at 12’ o’clock. He should have plenty of dog behind his tail in order to drive off his powerful rear. His body should be made up of good substance along with a narrow spannable chest that doesn’t fall below the elbow. This is the silhouette. Now watch him move. Does he have a skinny rear end lacking the correct muscle tone to drive his rear? Are his back legs just sort of going through the motions? We are seeing far too many dogs displaying incorrect pieces of late. Could it be breed-
is all wrong; The Parson we want to ers are focused on “parts” of the see in the ring is a fresh and fixated dog instead of overall balance? A terrier, quivering with anticipation dog with too much rear angulawhen the photographer throws the tion without a front end to match squeaking carrot. is no more correct than the other Often talked about but way around. It might be impressive The Exhibitor’s Role at first glance to the uneducated seldom seen in the ring Outside the ring — Be a stueye, but upon further examinais a balanced Parson... dent of a breed, continuing education the discrepancy is easy to tion should be first and foremost. recognize. When the dog is on the A true student studies and learns go, the distance between the front from other breeds, it pays to study stride should equal the stride disall breeds in the terrier group. Stick around ringside tance on rear legs. Action should be modest and low and “watch” what is happening in other breed rings to the ground. A straighter angulated dog both front and be surprised at what can be learned. Read anyand rear is more correct than a dog (balance wise) thing and everything, from basic structure to grooming than a dog sporting a huge rear movement with his and dog management. Don’t be afraid to think outside front end unable to keep up with it. the box. Seek breed mentors who have had success The Parson’s front action distinguishes the breed – within the breed. Measure success by Knowledge… his front does not swing like the straight pendulum of The measuring stick should not be number of chamthe Fox Terrier, his pasterns break on forward motion. pions produced in a kennel, but rather the individual It is disheartening, depressing and disappointing to quality and consistency of dogs produced. Please breed old-timers to see the incorrect fronts that are understand, this might not be the person you purroutinely over-rewarded in the ring. Ranked Parsons chased your first dog from. Select someone who can should not have Fox Terrier fronts. There continues to sit ringside with no vendettas about other exhibitors be a plethora of incorrectly gaited Parsons in the ring. and discuss dogs, period. The good, the bad and the The terrier mantra applies to the Parson: show that ter- ugly. Don’t get offended if the mentoring offers are not rier at a trot, not at a run!! readily available. You must first prove your seriousness Correct coat presentation reflects the moderate to many before they might be willing to share. If you nature of the Parson. The coat should be shown flat can’t find someone at a show, plan a road trip! Go and close to the body, rolled so that the topcoat is 1 spend a day with someone and help, listen and learn. – 1.5 inches long and well covers the undercoat. Leg And remember, many breed experts are getting older; hair should be smooth at the front of the leg and can don’t wait to learn from an old timer. They will not be show a minor fringe at the back of the leg, but nothing around forever. that resembles the leg columns of other terrier breeds. It is not necessary to be a breeder to be a happy The Parson is a breed with attitude, and these days exhibitor. Have fun raising and showing your puppy, we see far too many timid Parsons in the ring. Whether then give serious consideration to your and your terthe terrier is timid by nature or nurture, a timid Parson rier’s role in the future of the breed. Does your ter-
The drawings below present the correct Parson proportions and two incorrect variations.
Too long and low
rier stand up to those wonderful dogs that you have learned about in your study of the breed? Breeding is a time consuming and difficult task, starting with testing, evaluating studs, making arrangements, delivering the litter and the most difficult, placing demanding, smart and manipulative Parson Russell Terrier pups in a home that works. Condition your Parson mentally and physically for the ring. At the most basic, the terrier must be accustomed to the challenges he will meet in the ring. It is unfair to take a Parson into a ring to be examined by a stranger before that Parson has had some practice in doing just this. Go to a class if you need to, take your Parson into crowded indoor settings, lead train and table train your terrier. Practice on the table in front of a mirror so you can see what the judge sees. Have friends play judge and go over your dog. (Make sure you know how to correctly span and get your dog used to it). Practice gaiting on a variety of surfaces and situations, and have someone watch and give you feed back on speed and tempo. Do not take your exhibit into the ring without his being mentally and physically prepared. In the ring — As in every breed, the Parson exhibitor’s job in the ring is to deliver the best snapshot of the dog in the shortest time possible. Well-defined outline, correct movement, alert expression; the Parson must look appealing and correct both on the table and on the ground. To create a good image, the exhibitor must know his dog’s strengths and weaknesses. And he must train his Parson for ring presentation. In the Parson ring that means the dog must be comfortable with thorough mouth examination and chest spanning. A Parson who protests either one of these procedures is badly let down by his handler. Take pride in showing your exhibit. Dress accordingly and have your dog in good condition and groomed up correctly per the standard. Showing a dirty dog, a dog out of condition, a dog stripped down to his undercoat or with a coat in poor shape with
obvious defects reflects badly on the breed and fellow exhibitors. Know how to bring out the best in your terrier, both in appearance and attitude. Understand what expression and attention are, and how to get them. Gaiting the breed is simple. Refer to the standard – this is a trotting breed that breaks its pasterns on forward reach. This action should be visible, judges should look for it and exhibitors should show it. Loose lead the terrier, and let him show what he can do. If the terrier is correctly put together and adequately trained, he will move properly on a loose lead.
The Judge’s Responsibility Outside the Ring — Simply knowing the standard will not do, a judge should know the whys behind both desirable and undesirable breed traits and in doing so will gain a more specific understanding of the standard, a better visual concept of the ideal and an educated scaffolding for judging choices made. As an example, let’s consider coat and color as described in the Parson standard. Coat: “Smooth and Broken: Whether smooth or broken, a double coat of good sheen, naturally harsh, close and dense, straight with no suggestion of kink. There is a clear outline with only a hint of eyebrows and beard if natural to the coat. No sculptured furnishings. The terrier is shown in his natural appearance not excessively groomed. Sculpturing is to be severely penalized. Faults: Soft, silky, woolly, or curly topcoat. Lacking undercoat. Excessive grooming and sculpturing”. Why does the Parson need a double coat? Picture the Parson at work fox hunting in his native England – in the blustery rain, down a hole in the frigid earth for hours at a time, and then sleeping in the icy stable. Working Parsons have a double coat to survive at work and rest; no one goes to England for the weather. The double coat is so important that it is mentioned in the positive (what the dog must have) and the negative
(lacking undercoat - what the dog should not have) in the standard. The same considerations apply to the sheen and texture of the coat. If the coat hair, both in pattern of growth and individual hair shaft, is straight with good sheen, it tends to be harsh and water resistant – giving the best possible protection in wet conditions. Presentation of the coat, as mentioned above, is done without fluffing up the legs or coloring the markings. A daffied Parson can work as well as plain one, but if we don’t choose to remember our working roots each and every time we present our Parsons, those working roots will be forgotten. When the functional basis for conformation is lost there is no protection against frivolous change. Color: “White, white with black or tan markings, or a combination of these, tri-color. Colors are clear. As long as the terrier is predominantly white, moderate body markings are not to be faulted. Grizzle is acceptable and should not be confused with brindle. Disqualification: Brindle markings.” How much white IS ‘predominantly’ white? How many body markings equal ‘moderate’? And just what’s wrong with Brindle? Brindle is easy – when the first Parsons were being distinguished from other fox terriers, cross-breeding to Bull Terriers made a tougher terrier underground than was useful to fox hunters, and brindle markings were a sign of that cross. Hence, no brindle markings. Predominantly white and moderate markings are slightly more subjective, but returning to the visual picture of the Parson working underground again resolves the problem. Foxes are brown, Parsons are white – the terrierman can tell one from the other if and when he digs down to the sparring duo. The Parson works lying on his stomach, his sides, even his back – any position he finds effective. He has to have about 50% of each one of his sides free of color so that the terrierman can identify him.
Reading and understanding a standard means that each aspect is taken in context. In the Parson Breed Standard, height plays a formidable role. There two height disqualifications, for the terrier under 12” or over 15” at the top of the back. Terriers outside these measurements are not built to work as a Parson. There is also mention in the standard of a 14” height: “Size: The ideal height of a mature dog is 14” at the highest point of the shoulder blade, and bitches 13”.” The standard is absolutely definite that this 14’ is an IDEAL height and the 14” number must be taken in context of the acceptable height range of 12” to 15”. To make sure the intent of the standard is clear on the 14” height, the sentence immediately following the above reads: “Terriers whose heights measure either slightly larger or smaller than the ideal are not to be penalized in the show ring provided other points of their conformation, especially balance, are consistent with the working aspects of the standard.” Judges should not be mistaking an ideal height of 14” for the disqualifying height of 15”. The standard is clear if each point in taken in context of the entire document. In the Ring — Faulting incorrect presentation for coat and gait is a judging must. Demand that exhibitors trot their Parsons; exhibitors are capable of following directions! Feel free to flatten out leg hair to let the exhibitor know where his error lies, and fault a coat that is over-articulated, regardless if that handler is well experienced in the terrier group or a novice first time out. Knowing how to span is mandatory. Successful spanning involves both the correct mechanics and appropriate evaluation of the chest. Mechanics are simple, firmly hold the terrier by the chest, raise the front legs off the table by an inch or so and compress the chest with pressure applied equally. The chest should be compressible indicating flexibility. The chest size evaluation depends upon the size of individual hands. The chest is also evaluated within the context of the individual terrier – the smallest chest does not
make the best chest, the chest has to fit the terrier, and like the terrier, is acceptable within a certain size range. It is often said a judge can only judge what is in front of them, yet how many times is this an excuse for bad judging. Yes, it’s a dog show and animation along with attitude is important. However, do not reward or penalize an exhibit for something they are not. To disregard a well made structurally correct animal with soundness for another of less quality that is excessively showy does not do our breed justice. New breeds are sometimes at a disadvantage judging wise. There are judges who go the extra mile to learn a new breed upon recognition when technically they are not required to do so. Others who just step in the ring cold turkey with “general” ideas of their own and judge breeds. Remember, this is a breed with two height disqualifications, under 12” and over 15”. Working terriermen have determined that dogs outside these heights cannot do the job of the Parson. Please, do not hesitate
to ask for a wicket to measure a terrier you suspect of a height disqualification. The standard was written to define, describe and protect the breed, and only in application of the specifics of the standard when evaluating a terrier in the ring can a judge help to insure that the standard continues to do its job.
In Conclusion We began by thinking about the current changes in the breed, and if any are acceptable. As a whole, there is a broader uniformity of type at the higher levels of competition, e.g., the entry at the Garden, and this is a good thing. Unfortunately, some of the accepted coat presentations and front assemblies are egregiously wrong regardless of the level of competition. Timidity, poor coats, incorrect proportions and unsound terriers are faults that strike at the heart of the Parson image, a capable and confident working terrier who should represent, through attitude and structure, a marriage of function and purpose. g
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Thanks to Judge Mrs. Mildred K. Bryant for this impressive Group win from the classes against an outstanding line up and all the judges who have recognized Tito. In limited showings some of Tito notable wins, include: A Group Win and Five Group Placements • Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex, Fox Terrier Club of New England Specialty • 3 point Major, Judge Mr. Robert D. Black • Best of Breed, Framingham District Kennel Club • 3 point Major, Judge Mr. David J. Kirkland • Best of Breed, Fort Steuben Kennel Association, Judge, Mrs. Gloria Geringer • Best of Opposite Sex, Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club Judge, Mrs. Robert S. Forsyth
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The Federation Cynologique Internationale’s (FCI’s) World Dog Show (WDS) was held in Paris Nord, Villepinte, at the Parc Des Expositions, which is located only a few miles from Charles De Gaulle Airport. The 4 days of judging 21,589 dogs (entered) involved 90 rings. The “building” is enormous and consists of many halls that adjoin one another. I can think of no building in the US that’s that big. The NEC facility (for Crufts) in Birmingham (UK) may be bigger, but not all of the Exposition’s halls were utilized for the shows. There were over 200 commercial booths, many with nice, unusual wares. If you found an item you liked and deferred its purchase until later, you would have a real task finding that booth again. Many fast food places and even sit down, semi-formal restaurants are located inside the facility. The French Societe Centrale Canine (the French AKC) Championnat De France Show (entry 14,765 dogs) was held concurrently with the WDS in the same facility, employing the same rings, etc. Many exhibitors entered both shows. I had envisioned this combo would likely produce many problems, but things seemed to have gone well. Because of the size of the entry, the largest ever, the WDS (the FCI) dispensed with several of its regulations/ requirements in order to speed judging up: dogs were
not measured, written critiques by judges were not required, and they let it be known that they would not check for foreign substances in coats. Despite of the large size of the facility, it was at times relatively crowded inside. The doors opened at 6:00 AM for exhibitors, who had to display their entry cards to enter. Non-exhibitors were not allowed to purchase tickets to enter until 9 AM even though judging was scheduled to commence at 8:30 AM. Does this make sense? It didn’t to me, but it no doubt did to the “organizers.” How’s this? They knew that judging would not really start until an hour or so after it was scheduled to begin. Well, if there’s a will, there’s a way. I was not going to miss a minute of judging. I walked around Hall 6 (about ¾ mi.), found a service entrance, and walked in unchallenged with people who knew what they were doing/where they were going. Voila! One cause for the judging delay was that before judging exhibitors lined up inside the ring to get their armbands from the ring steward. This seems like an unnecessary waste of time. The line moved slowly. Terriers are Group 3 and 2,795 were entered. There were 131 Wires (Fox Terrier a Poil Dur) and 84 Smooths (Fox Terrier a Poil Lisse) entered. That’s a switch! I’ve
been told that Wires are more popular in France than in any country. The rings and the mats were very spacious, as you’ll note from the photos. Inside, there could have been more waste cans but it wasn’t bad. Outside, it was bad. Cans were sadly lacking, which made for a real mess (dog show magic). It was difficult to get a catalog if you were not an exhibitor. I walked around and pleaded with distributors to sell me one. After a few tries, they’d give in, but I always felt uncertain that I’d get one. There were many familiar faces from the US at the Show: Jan Ritchie, Claire Hoffman, Michelle Luther, Charla and Kari Hill, Betsy and Bill Dossett, Amy and Phil Booth, Torie Steele, June and Gerard Penta, Judge Connie Clark, Irene Reasons, Peter Green and Beth Sweigart, Ivonne and Gabriel Rangel, Desi Murphy, Susie and Jorge Olivera, and, of course, Diane Ryan and Mary Olund. Also, I enjoyed seeing friends from France: Jeanine and Yves Le Morvan, Veronique Gehan, and Guylheme Pelissier. Veronique Le Guern called me to say that she was sorry that she couldn’t make the shows because she was in the process of delivering a Smooth litter. Harry O’Donoghue was there, judging on Thursday. From Sweden, friend Agneta Astrom of Crispy fame exhibited a stunning Wire dog that attracted many admirers, including me.
I really enjoy the post-awards, casual “picnics” that the RAF (Reunion Des Amateurs De Fox-Terriers-- the French fox terrier club) has at shows. I was not disappointed at this show. These get-togethers are great! All the exhibitors/members meet in an area and have a wonderful time. Members bring home-cooked food, some buy food, and wine and champagne flow. Dogs are welcomed, of course. These occasions seem to take the edge off the tenseness of shows. Everyone just relaxes and enjoys one another. I’d really like to see moments like this at American club shows. There’s got to be a way to pull this off here in the US. During judging, after class placements had been made, people rushed into the ring and snapped pictures. This is expected, so the judge and exhibitors pose at the end of each class. Of course, this adds to the judging time. For the most part, breed judging proceeded about like it does in the States. Group judging was another matter! Located in a different hall, the judging area appeared to be an MGM musical set, and in more ways than one. I admit it, although unusual, it was attractive. The French woman “stage manager” had very powerful lungs. Her voice was amplified to assert itself over the constantly blaring music. You could hardly understand the person sitting next to you. It amazed me that the dogs seem to ignore
the music/noise, which was worse than a rock concert, where they at least stop between numbers. Periodically, on the right side of the stage, a barefooted man wearing a big hat and in a Caribbean-style outfit hopped onto a small platform and made weird sounds in concert with the music. He never wore himself out and was lucky to have escaped unbitten. In summary, the Group atmosphere was unusual. Groups progressed about like they do here in the States, except each breed was introduced one at a time: CHEEE-- WAW-- WAW, etc. Spotlights followed each introduced dog around the ring. I understand that there was pre-judging of the dogs before they entered the ring. Various programs that delayed the final outcome were injected (e.g., a dancing dog). Best In Show judging is different than it is here. They award BIS1, BIS2, and BIS3. Before entering the BIS ring, the judge had examined the dogs off stage. When the dogs entered the ring, each was briefly examined and moved by the judge. After each dog had been moved, all the dogs went backstage, and various programs were again injected to drag things out (e.g., the FCI President was introduced and gave a speech, the SCC President was introduced and gave a speech, the FCI flag was transferred from France to Austria, etc.). I began to wonder if the program would ever return to the dogs. Finally, the BIS winners were introduced one at a time: BIS3, Fox terrier Wire Hair, afterall Painting The Sky (f. Pertuit/owner. Malzoni Victor and Tony Steel). BIS2, Sealhyam Terrier, Fanfare’s All About Morgan At Misty Waters (f. Prather/ owner. Jimmy Hogan from Ireland) and BIS1. American Staffordshire Terrier, Don King of Rings (f. Dakic /owner. Cirovic Milojevic from Serbia). I was blown away (and haven’t landed yet) when Sky (Ch. AfterAll Painting The Sky), a GINGER Wire bitch bred by me and Betty Seaton was awarded BIS3. She
was shown by Gabriel Rangel and is owned by Victor Malzoni and Torie Steele and co-owned by Diane Ryan and Mary and Scott Olund. She had not been shown for over a year previous to the WDS. Monday was my only day in Paris, my favorite city. I’ve been there many times; each time is excitingly like the first time. I went shopping at the Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps, mainly just looking. I then walked to Le Jardin Tulleries, in front of Le Lourve, which, like other museums that belong to France, is closed on Mondays. My objective was the Musee de l’Orangerie, which belongs to the City of Paris; so, I knew it’d be open. This unassuming building of moderate size, located at one corner of Le Jardin Tulleries on the Place de la Concorde, is a real treasure often missed by tourists because of its proximity to Le Lourve. L’Orangerie harbors works of many French Impressionists: Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, etc.. Most impressive to me is the oval room, where on its walls Monet painted his “Gift to Paris”: Nympheas (his Water Lilies). This in itself is worth a trip to France. The WDS was one of the highlights of my life. I’ll cherish these memories forever because I know that this will never happen again. Hey, next year the Show is in Salzburg, Austria in early May. Are you ready yet? g
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Creating Perfect Coats From the inside out Nutrition & Exercise Part 2 of 4
By Eric Salas Creating perfect coats, shine or thickness, can also be achieve by eating well and exercising on a regular basis. In order to grow healthy hair, it’s essential to eat foods high in B vitamins, protein and vitamin E.
The Vitamin Story Vitamin A is the most important healthy hair vitamin; it is most essential form through diet. Coming from beta-carotene, too much of the A vitamin can be toxic in its pure form, but not when received as beta-carotene. Dogs bodies turn the beta-carotene into the A vitamin that will then create the healthy hair that we desire. The A vitamin is not just a hair vitamin, it is also important for bone growth, skin, nails and creating a sheath around nerves fibers to protect them. Foods rich in vitamin A are; liver, sweet potatoes, carrots,
dark leafy greens, butternut squash and cantaloupe. Niacin B3 — Niacin, or vitamin B3, in the diet encourages scalp circulation to promote formation of hair follicles. Food sources such as wheat germ, fish and brewer’s yeast contain niacin. Inositol — B6, is instrumental in boosting hair health and spurring hair growth. B6 aids in balancing proteins and metabolizing amino acids in the body. Inositol is a B-vitamin that generates growth of hair follicles. Foods that are rich in vitamin B6 include; tuna, cauliflower, mustard greens, liver, red and green peppers, cod and fatty fish such as salmon and egg yolks. Biotin — Also known as vitamin H or vitamin B7, is important to support metabolic requirements for optimum hair growth. Nuts, liver, green peas and whole grains are good dietary sources. Avoid
eating uncooked eggs because a protein in raw egg whites binds with biotin, making it unavailable to the body. Dietary supplement makers promote biotin to treat frail fingernails and to prevent hair loss. Folate — Vitamin B9, or folate, is necessary for DNA synthesis in the body to assist in the division of cells, including hair follicles. With folate being a water-soluble vitamin, with excess amounts excreted in urine, you need a continuous supply in your diet. A deficiency in folate can result in loss of pigmentation in hair & hair loss. Folate occurs naturally in beans, green beans, legumes, citrus, poultry and pork. Supplements contain folic acid, the manufactured form of folate. Vitamin C — This antioxidant aids in hair health and is found in citrus fruits, pineapple, tomatoes, potatoes, green peppers, dark
FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS Recommended Minimum Toxic Daily Dose for Dogs A
50 IU/lb. or 2225 IU per lb. 2500 Liver, fish liver oil, vegetables, dairy of food consumed IU/lb. products
Signs of Deficiencies Night blindness, retarded growth, poor quality skin and hair
5 IU/lb. or D 225 IU per lb. of food consumed
50 IU/ Rickets, poor eruption of permanent Sunshine, dairy products, fish liver oil lb. teeth
E 2-20 IU per day
K Synthesized in the body
none Kelp, alfalfa, egg yolk
Cold pressed vegetable oils, meats, nuts, green leafy vegetables
*This dose must be given daily for months to create toxicity.
Reproductive failure, brown bowel syndrome Increased clotting time and hemorrhage
green vegetables, cantaloupe and kiwi. This also helps during puppy growth preventing eastie westie fronts. Vitamin E â€” is an antioxidant that improves hair health by fighting free radicals, which are particles that build up in the body. Vitamin E also stimulates the scalp by increasing blood circulation, which promotes hair growth. Foods that are rich in vitamin E include peanuts, wheat germ, eggs and asparagus. Vitamin K â€” is a fat soluble vitamin that promotes healthy blood clotting and bone density in dogs, and can be naturally produced, injected or supplemented in food and capsule form. There are three types of vitamin K, known as K1, K2 and K3. Injections and oral supplements of vitamin K1 are administered by a veterinarian to dogs with vitamin K depletion because of poison consumption. Green, leafy plants,
Vitamin Vitamin C
vegetables and vegetable oils are sources of K1 that can be included in a healthy dog diet. Vitamin K2 is produced by the intestinal bacteria of a dog, promoting natural blood clotting and bone strength. Dogs with liver or intestinal diseases have difficulty absorbing vitamin K and might require daily supplements. Vitamin K3 is a synthetically manufactured supplement containing K1 and K2, and is a common ingredient in pet foods. K3 can be given orally to K-deficient dogs in the pill or capsule form. Mouse and rat poisons such as Warfarin contain the toxic ingredient coumarin, which depletes vitamin K, thinning blood and causing hemorrhaging in dogs and other animals that mistakenly ingest the poison, leading to death if left untreated.
Vitamin K deficiencies in dogs can cause bleeding because of anticoagulation from ingested substances or conditions, and can affect bone proteins causing fractures and decreased bone density. Dogs with vitamin K depletions are typically given K3 supplements and routine K1 shots to restore health and livelihood. Protein, made up of amino acids, is the central component of hair, and a protein-rich diet ensures that hair can repair itself and grow. Nutritious sources of protein include lean meat, fish, eggs, nuts and beans. Plain yogurt provides a good secondary source of protein. Foods such as fish offer the added benefit of providing fatty acids, which improve hairâ€™s shine and strength. In contrast to consuming protein, applying topical hair products with protein has not been proven to be effective for
WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS Recommended Minimum Daily Dose Sources Signs of Deficiencies for Dogs Not required, Citrus fruits and Slowed healing, increased susceptibility to synthesized in the liver vegetables disease of healthy dogs
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Plants, fruit, vegetables, Loss of appetite, loss of reflexes, loss of milk, meat nerve control, weakness
Meat, meat by-products
Organ meats and dairy Poor growth, eye abnormalities, heart products failure
Meats and vegetables
Hair loss, diarrhea, premature graying
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Found in most foods, damaged during processing
Anemia, poor growth, skin lesions
Hypoplasia of bone marrow, macrocytic anemia
Vitamin B12(Cyanocobalamin, .00025 mg/lb. cobalamin)
Organ meats, animal sources
Corn, beef liver
Poor hair, dry skin, diarrhea
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Loss of appetite and weight, inflamed gums, hemorrhagic diarrhea
stimulating hair growth, shine and repair. Healthy eating choices are crucial to the development of cells, tissue and production of keratin, the key structural component in hair. Slow hair growth leading to potential hair loss can be the result of nutritional deficiencies. Many vitamins have a positive effect on overall hair health, but the B family of vitamins is especially important for hair growth. You can use the most expensive hair products to make your dogs hair look healthy, but if they don’t eat properly and their body
lacks the basic vitamins, their shining glory won’t look very good, no matter what you use. Instead, look to their diet and make the changes their hair needs--from within. Remember, what you put into their body comes out through their hair!
Healthy Hair and Exercise Lack of physical activity and poor dieting will without a doubt lead to dry, brittle and lusterless hair. It is no secret that regular exercise and proper nutrition directly influence the hair’s integrity and overall appearance. Only a healthy body can have healthy hair. Now
this is not to say that you can’t use products to achieve the “look” of healthier hair; sure you can, but why pretend. Exercise should be at a consistent in time and speed. It should be at a gaiting speed for even muscle tone and performance in the ring. Letting them run around the back yard or chasing animals in a field is exercise but the effects it will have producing unbalanced muscle tone and or flow of gait in the breed ring may be undesirable. Using bikes or a treadmills are the two best forms of regulating time and speed. Many dogs can be trained to do this in
nutritious human foods that are safe
Yogurt is a good source of available calcium and protein. When choosing yogurt, pick one that has live active bacteria and no sugars or artificial sweeteners. The active bacteria may act as probiotics. Flax seed (ground or oil) is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fatty acids that are good for skin and coat. Whole flax seeds are best if ground right before feeding as this type of fat can go rancid quickly. Flax seed can also be added to your dog’s diet as a source of fiber. Flax oil is a more concentrated form of omega- 3 fatty acids without the fiber. Make sure that you store the oil or seeds in the fridge in an airtight dark container. Salmon is a fatty fish, which is also a good source of omega- 3 fatty acids. These fats support the immune system and can be beneficial for skin and coat health. There has also been some indication that they may benefit dogs with allergies. You can feed salmon or salmon oil. If feeding salmon, make sure it’s cooked before serving, as raw salmon can carry a parasite that can make your dog sick. Pumpkin is a good source of fiber and beta-carotene (a source of vitamin A). Dogs need fiber in their diet. The current trend is towards highly digestible diets that lower stool volume and this is not necessarily a good thing. Keeping the GI tract moving helps keep the cells lining the gut healthy. Sweet potatoes are another source of dietary fiber and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. Sweet potatoes are great sliced and dehydrated as a chewy treat for your dog. There are so many dog treats on the market that we often overlook the simple, healthy, and reasonably priced treats available at our grocery store. Green beans are a good source of plant fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese. If your dog has a tendency
to put on weight, then replacing some of her regular food with green beans is a great low calorie way to fill her up and help her maintain a healthy weight. Many dogs enjoy green beans frozen. Eggs are a great source of very digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. For some dogs that are prone to digestive upset, eggs can give them a little protein boost. Adding eggs to your dog’s food is a healthy treat. Make sure to use cooked whole egg, as raw egg whites can cause biotin deficiency. Brewer’s yeast is the yeast that’s left over from making alcohol. Dogs seem to really enjoy the tangy taste of brewer’s yeast. It’s full of B vitamins that are good for skin, coat, and carbohydrate metabolism. Make sure you’re using brewer’s yeast (available at health food stores), not baking yeast, which will make your dog sick. Brewer’s yeast can spice up your dog’s appetite. Just sprinkle a little on the food of a picky eater and watch her dive into her food. Apples are wonderful crunchy treats for your dog. Apples with the skin on are full of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that are thought to be protective against some types of cancer in humans. They are a source of vitamins A and C and fiber. Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide so your dog should not be allowed to eat the core. Though the effects of a few apple seeds will likely not harm your dog, the deleterious effects can accumulate over time if allowed to eat apple seeds regularly. Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber. This can be beneficial for some older dogs that may have trouble maintaining bowel regularity. Oatmeal is also an alternative source of grain for dogs that are allergic to wheat. It can be fed in conjunction with probiotics to enhance their func-
a short period of time with the right motivation (Treat). Before you know it they will be running the treadmill on their own and bringing you the bike! Being a responsible dog owner means knowing what to feed and not to feed your dog since not all foods are good for your dog. Below is a list of 20 nutritious human foods that are safe for you to share with your dog. Vitamins are generally classified into two groups based on how or if they are stored in the body. Fatsoluble vitamins are stored in the liver and fatty tissue. Water-soluble
vitamins, on the other hand, are stored in only very small amounts by the body. They need to be taken in daily, with any excesses being excreted by the body each day.
WARNING! As always, check with your veterinarian before making any major changes to your dog’s diet, especially if they are on any medications. Upsetting the vitamin and mineral balances in your dog’s diet can have negative effects on your dog’s health and some medications interact badly with some nutrients. The aim of most dog owners is to give their dogs the best diet
possible. Good nutrition coupled with a health care program may result in extending your dog’s life by as much as 15 percent. The suggestions above are not meant to replace your dog’s normal, balanced diet. Rather, they are ideas for alternative treats or for adding a little variety to your dog’s meals. Many of these foods can be processed in a blender to make a paste and added to your dog’s daily meal. I hope you enjoyed this information, good luck in your future events. Part 3 of 4 will contain information on Tool Tips.
for you to share with your dog tion. Keep in mind oatmeal should always be fed cooked and plain with no sugar or flavoring. Rice is good to feed when your dog has an upset tummy and needs a bland meal. There are a variety of different types of rice. Brown rice is a little higher in protein and a little lower in fat when compared to white rice. White or instant rice is an easily digestible carbohydrate, which makes it a good source of energy when your dog has an upset tummy or if you are feeding an older dog. Squash, like pumpkin, can be added to bulk up his stool and is a good source of beta-carotene (provitamin A). Hint: remove the seeds and then slice and freeze the squash to make it a fun, crunchy snack for your dog. Popcorn that has been air popped with no butter or salt is a great low calorie treat for your dog. Popcorn contains potassium as well as the bone-building minerals phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium. So snuggle up and share that popcorn with your furry friend next time you watch a movie. Lean meat (chicken, beef, or pork) with no visible fat and no added sauces or seasonings can be a great training treat or can add a bit of good-quality extra protein to your dog’s diet. Lean meat is an excellent, balanced source of amino acids, the building blocks of muscle in your dog’s body. Meat is also a great source of B vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine, and Cobalamine). These vitamins are involved in energy metabolism in the body. Liver is available freeze-dried in most pet stores and it is a great training treat. You can also buy it fresh in the grocery store to feed at home. Fresh liver can be cooked and then baked to make your own liver treats. Liver is an
excellent source of B vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, and Folic acid), Vitamin A, and Vitamin K. It is also a great source of iron. Warning: Too much liver may be toxic to dogs because of its high vitamin A content. Therefore, it is best to limit the amount of liver fed to your dog to not more than 1 g of fresh liver/Kg body weight per day. Pineapple can be a special treat for your dog. Pineapple contains mostly sugar but it also contains calcium and potassium. Frozen pineapple can be a fun summer treat for your dog. Cottage cheese is high in protein and calcium and it’s fairly bland, so it can be a good way to add some extra protein to your dog’s diet. Cottage cheese is a dairy product and some dogs don’t do well with dairy, so make sure you start with just a small amount. Parsley has long been thought to improve doggie breath, so next time you are baking treats for your dog, try adding a few tablespoons of chopped parsley for added flavor and color. Parsley can also be a good source of calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene. Peanut butter is a healthy, high-protein treat for dogs. Try smearing some inside or on one of your dog’s toys, or let him lick out the container when it’s almost finished.20. Peas can be added right to your dog’s food, frozen or thawed. Peas are a good source of the B vitamin Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium. Peas can be added right to your dog’s food, frozen or thawed. Peas are a good source of the B vitamin Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium
McFox’s Fantastico CH. Tribalfox Fandango x CH. McFox’s No Doubt
“Hoover” really cleans up with two Best of Breed wins from the classes winning a major both times! A BIG thank you to judges Mrs. Charlotte Patterson and Mr. Robert Hutton.
“Hoover” congratulates his sister NEW Ch. McFox’s Fantabulous on her finishing owner handled by Elaine!
Owners: Elaine Powell, Debra Mayer Marcy McGuire Breeders: Marcy and Michael McGuire McFox Fox Terriers
Dam of 18 Champions
Ch. Kemosabe’s Hannah Oakley, JE, DD August 24, 1996 - August 11, 2011
With CH. Laurelton Now Take A Bow 1. Chili - CH Broxden The Whole Enchilada 2. Max - CH. Kemosabe’s The Duelist 3. Blaze - CH. Kemosabe N Broxden Trailblazer With CH. Toofox Swensea Lord Willing 4. Rio - Ch. Kemosabe’s Rio Bravo 5. Audra - CH. Kemosabe’s Audra Barkley With BISS, BIS Ch. Broxden Rios Oso Best Dressed, SD 6. Panda - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Dressed Western, JE 7. Cody - CH. Broxden White Sport Coat 8. Surprise - CH. Kemosabe Foxjar Wildfire 9. Fancy - CH. Broxden Kemosabe All Dressed Up
10. Button - BIS CH. Kemosabe Broxden High Button Shoes 11 Riata - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Rodeo Queen 12. Belle - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Belle of the Ball 13. Barb - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Barb Wired With Sunlyn Rise N Shine 14. Mae - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Wild Wild West 15. Ryder - Am & Can CH. Kemosabe Broxden Pale Ryder 16. Pearl - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Pearl Hart With Am & Can. CH. Broxden Dress For Success 17. Taylor - CH. Kemosabe Broxden Ranch Dressing 18. Butter - CH. Waybroke Broxden Dress Envy
Bred, owned, loved and now dearly missed by Stacy Turner • Kemosabe Smooth Fox Terriers
Best In Specialty and Group Winning
GCh High Mtn Everso In Command
Wins the Fox Terrier Club of Chicago Specialty!
Thank you Judge Mrs. Rosalind Kramer
Always breeder/owner handled
Carolyn & riChard Snavely www.highmtnfoxterriers.com
Gatsby is an International Champion with a Best in Show and multiple Reserve Best in Show wins. He was the first Smooth in Minnesota to earn a Grand Championship. His outstanding temperament, sound conformation and well bred pedigree says it all!
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CH SonEs El Matador, ROM CH TribalFox El Conquistador BIS NZ/AM CH Accolade La Rose Noir, DD Dam: CH TribalFox Bosa Nova NZ CH Ch. Foxfree In His Image BIS NZ/AM CH Accolade La Rose Noir, DD NZ/AUST CH Accolade Ivory Rose Ken Adcox & Jim Bass Co-Breeders
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