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Skye Terrier World is published Monthly with regular articles and special Featured, show results and much much more. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. All opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsement by the Editor. Show results are submitted by area coordinators Skye Terrier World will not be held responsible for any errors that occur with results. Editor/Publisher: Bianca Kelly - email skyeterrierworld@gmail.com

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FROM THE EDITOR

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this inaugural issue off the ground. With many more columnists to still work out this can only get better as we go along. I am sure a lot of you are wondering who has kicked this off the ground so let me introduce myself. My name is Bianca Kelly I am 17yrs old from a small country town in Victoria Australia. I have been involved with Skye's for 6 yrs and have loved this breed from the first time I meet my first Skye Terrier. I started this magazine to bring the world of Skye's a little closer together and hope this grows into a great online resource and of course to record history in the breed. We are still looking for some input for some regular articles and thanks those who have already come onboard to bring you show results, interviews, health information, and stories of interest. Please make sure you send all show results and photos and articles in to us to share with the Skye terrier community. Thanks once again BIANCA KELLY Editor Skye Terrier World skyterrierworld@gmail.com

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This Article comes from - Skye Terriers in Australia *Statistics and Information* complied by Jill Campain

Thank you to Maud Hawkes, BSc (Hons) Animal Science, Chair, UK Skye Terrier Health Committee, for her wonderful commitment to helping us understand more about Skye Health and for also providing this article

DNA collection – WHY and WHAT FOR : Canine genetics research has come on in leaps and bounds and new DNA tests are constantly added to an already long list of tests. Many breed clubs do therefore establish DNA banks for future research purposes, so that inherited diseases known today, and such that might occur later on, can be dealt with. A DNA bank for Skye Terriers was set up with the UK Animal Health Trust 2006, prompted by the occurrence of sad deaths amongst relatively young dogs from renal dysplasia/kidney disease. The then committee and its officers did wholeheartedly support this initiative and a Notice of motion was put forward and carried at the AGM 2007 [1]. The collection of DNA has since rapidly grown and contributions from abroad are now also being received. All research does take time and is dependent on the availability of data, and in this case, enough DNA from affected dogs and their close relatives. Time and patience are therefore of essence, but the number of samples related to kidney disease has grown markedly during the few years since the collection started. Other reported disease information, e.g. types of cancers, is regularly added to submitted samples and might also be of use for future research. All stored DNA, also from healthy dogs, is also potentially useful for general breed studies. Your continued submission of DNA samples is therefore very important to the future of our breed. It is also vital that significant health changes are reported, so that the records can be kept up to date.

WHY SCAN ? and WHAT FOR ? : The reason behind the start of the DNA bank in 2006 was, as earlier mentioned, the incidence of cases of Renal dysplasia. The condition was also discussed at the Skye Terrier World Symposium held on the Island of Skye the same year and the consensus there was that it is caused by a mutation that is distributed throughout the breed at a fairly low level. Continued monitoring has shown an incidence of 1% of cases, thereby supporting the need for further investigation. Two more cases, plus some veterinary findings of renal cysts, were reported in the latest Health report. Ultrasound scanning has been used to identify renal cysts for some time now. It is however only very recent research that has shown that congenital Renal dysplasia can also be detected by scanning, and at early, pre-clinical stages before the dog actually shows signs of illness. It was therefore discussed and advised, and Motions carried, that breeding stock, in other words the sire and dam, should undergo kidney scan before breeding, to find out if their kidneys were free from abnormalities or not. This would give breeders a chance to avoid breeding from stock with abnormal kidneys, and thereby hopefully help to ensure the future health of our wonderful breed. All findings will be reported, in the usual manner, at the AGM of the UK Skye Terrier Club next year. The UK Skye Terrier Health Committee finds it very encouraging that so many owners and breeders are now playing an active role in the Skye-health monitoring - it really gives great hope for our unique and Heavenly breed ! Contact details for the UK Skye Terrier Health Committee (STHC): General enquiries & correspondence: Corinne Garland- Collins Secretary STHC Email: jocogc@aol.com Cases & DNA matters: Maud Hawkes BSc(Hons)Animal Science Chair STHC Email: msascience@onetel.com 4

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Show Results Submitted by Robyn Hand Skye Terrier Club of America Specialty Montgomery County Kennel Club October 9th 2011

Sweepstakes - Judge Gale Young Best in Sweepstakes - Talakan Ray-Roy Winter Wonderland

Owned by Robyn Hand and Marie Hamaker

Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes -Gold River Man For All Seasons Veteran Sweepstakes - Judge Gale Young Best in Veteran Sweepstakes - Ch JayRoy Railway American Anthem

Owned by Robyn Hand

Regular Classes Judge Mr Ed Bivin Winners Dog - Finnsky Mustang

Winners Bitch - Gleanntan Defying Gravity

Best of Winners - Finnsky Mustang

Best of Breed - Ch Gragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Best of Opposite Sex - Ch Ladybanks Shadow Music Select Bitch - Ch Faire Skyes Magical Piper

Award of Merit - Ch JayRoy Railway American Anthem

Award of Merit - Ch Talakan Trumpeter Swan Best puppy - Talakan Jay-Roy Winter Wonderland

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Select Dog - Ch Highlanders Stuart Royalist

Award of Merit - Ch Skyeluck Adailias Adele Best Bred By Exhibitor - Gold River Divine Design

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Show Results submitted by Hanna Granlund Skye Terrier Club of Finland Specialty Show 20.8.2011 Judge Kari Järvinen, Finland. Entry 40 Skyes (3 puppies, 14 dogs, 23 bitches)

Best of Breed & BOB Veteran - Olivia Original Sensation (Olivia Lord Lucan – Olivia Jazzibella) bred by Olga Smid, owned by Hanna Granlund & Thea Dahlbom Best of Opposite Sex - Olivia Spirit of American Idol (Dust in the Wind of Morningsky – Olivia JayRoy Wild Fantasia) bred by Olga Smid, owned by Hanna Granlund & Thea Dahlbom

Best Dog Class 1. Olivia Spirit of American Idol 2. Skyeluck Adalia‟s Aidan (Olivia Spirit of American Idol – Linum La Gioconda) bred & owned by Anu-Maarit Jokinen 3. + CAC Alfastarsky Cowboy Lucky (Yardican Brilliant – of Skyeline Carbon Copy) bred by Päivikki Peltonen-Telkki owned by breeder & Mirjam Kemppainen Finnsky Firebird (Finnsky Design – Olivia Original Sensation) bred by Thea & Rolf Dahlbom owned by Marina Sandler, Russia 4. + RES-CAC Niiman‟s Another Hero (Lia Faill Bad Case – Finnsky Fantastic) bred by Nina Vahvelainen owned by Virpi Peltonen

Best Bitch Class 1. Olivia Original Sensation 2. Gold Monarh Nautica (Finnsky Firebird – of Skyeline Avantura) bred & owned by Marina Sandler, Russia 3. Linum La Gioconda (Finnsky Alan – of Skyeline Alouette) bred by Mari Langinkoski owned by Anu-Maarit Jokinen 4. + CAC Juger Edelweiss Hennesy XO (Skyewalker‟s Jumpin‟ Jack Flash – Juger Edelweiss Criminal Beauty) bred & owned by Julia & Mihhail Knut, Estonia 5. + RES-CAC Buckwheater‟s Critics‟ Choice (Skyeluck Adalia‟s Aidan – Finnsky Fascination) bred by Hanna Granlund owned by breeder & Daniela Sahari Best Puppy -Finnsky Olinda (Finnsky Legacy – Finnsky Hopeful) bred & owned by Thea Dahlbom & Carina Kitti

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The Continuing Saga Of Trying To Figure Out How To Show A Skye – And Why From A Rank Amateur’s Perspective By Sharon Middleton Cucuillin Skye Terriers Alvin, Texas

In the Beginning... Many years ago (about thirty, I think), I had a very brief love - hate affair with the game of showing dogs. It ended rather abruptly in the early 80's when I fell down in a ring, and my blouse unbuttoned to the waist. The dog and I left the ring, totally ashamed. I did not enter a ring again for 25 years. Then, at the Skye Terrier National Specialty in 2007, Michelle Shiue rather hurriedly shoved a lead into my protesting hands, and said, „Take her in.‟ She had just won a major with her beautiful Ashley, Ch. Solana Almost An Angel, and Michelle had too many dogs to go into Best of Breed. She needed one more pair of hands. “I...I .... don‟t know what to do.” I mumbled in abject terror. I had told Michelle my Horror Story of the Unbuttoned Shirt, and she knew I Was Afraid. She shrugged, in what I was to learn is typical Michelle style. “The worst thing that could happen to you has already happened. Get over it. I don‟t want her to win. She already got the major. I want one of my specials to win. Go. Do. It. Now.” Well, you just can‟t argue with logic like that. So, Ashley and I surged into the ring. And I began to remember all those old feelings of inadequacy I felt so many years ago in to ring. Reasons why in addition to The Open Shirt Incident that I had never ventured forth again. Ashley didn‟t know me from Squat, and was really Michelle‟s girl. She didn‟t want me to stack her. She didn‟t want me to run with her on the lead. In short, she didn‟t want me. She wanted her mama. Even so, I was probably okay until I heard friends – friends, mind you! – laughing at my clumsy attempts to somehow get Ashley around the ring Without Dying. And, yet, somehow, Ashley and I did manage to get around the ring. And without dying. No, she did not take breed, but I had survived. And without falling down or my blouse coming open. “Now you are ready to start showing your puppies,” Michelle said happily. “I‟ll email you when we get home to Texas, and we can plan shows.” Just when I thought I had heart the most terrifying words in the world – “take her in” – I heard what were truly the most terrifying words to me: “we can plan shows.” I was so relieved I did not throw up right then and there. It took Michelle from the first weekend in October 2007 until May 2008 to actually get me back in a ring. I took Bianca, my silver drop-eared girl. Neither Bianca nor I had the foggiest idea what we were doing. She was lead trained, but unfortunately, I did not really know what to do in the ring, so I was not able to really prepare Bianca. The first day, she went reserve to Ashley. But, the second day, Bianca simply would not let the judge go over her. Each time that she pulled away from him, my own fears and tension mounted. Finally, the very patient man spoke the words none of us want to ever hear: “I am very sorry, but I am going to have to excuse your bitch today.” I walked outside shaking, quaking, unsure how I would ever tell my mentor this. I was hundreds of miles away from home, and I had failed my baby girl. With trembling hands, I called Susan Parsons, and between sobs, I told her what had happened. There was silence on the other end. “Excused, or disqualified.?”

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“Excused.,” I choked out, between sobs. “Not a problem, then, Bozo. You can go back again. Now just relax. I‟ll come down for the Houston shows and help you. It will be okay.” Susan did come down for those Houston shows, and while Bianca did not place, she showed better each day. Probably because the person on the end of the lead (her co-owner, Susan Parsons) was on the lead instead of me. At the end of the weekend, we agreed I would not show her again until fall, and in the meantime, I would continue to work on her getting used to The Table. In October, Susan came back, and we made a long drive to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. By the time we had driven across Texas and Oklahoma to Arkansas, I was totally convinced only Crazy People did this, that no Sane Person would actually go so far just to show a dog. We took Bianca, whom we hoped to get pointed that weekend, as we well as Aislinn, our five year old, black, prick eared girl. Aislinn was overweight, and her coat was only so-so, so I figured Aislinn would be point maker for the other girls. On Saturday, I entered the ring relaxed, actually enjoying myself. I was on Aislinn‟s lead, and the hardest thing to do was to keep up with Aislinn, who clearly loved the ring far more than I ever would. She charged around the ring, like she owned it. And then, that little black, prick eared bitch walked away, very smugly, with a 3 point major. I had just won my first points. Ever. When the Judge (whom I shall love forever) pointed to me, I literally turned around, looking for whomever he meant. Everyone outside the ring burst into laughter. Finally, one of our friends said, “Go get your ribbons, Sharon! You won!” “No double handling,” said the Judge, with a big grin, as he handed me my winner‟s bitch ribbons. “Be sure you take her to the Bred-By Group today.” Numbly, I nodded my head. When I got out of the ring, I whispered to Susan, “What is the Bred-By Group and why should I take her there?‟ “You take her onto the Bred-By Group because she won the Bred-By in the classes today in Skyes. Let‟s go see what happens.” Well, of course, with that, I stupidly thought Susan would take Aislinn into the Bred-By Group. Stupid me. Once again, I found myself in a ring. But instead of the calm, happy place where I had been that morning, now I was nervous. Scared. Now it counted. Now I wanted to win. Somehow, I stumbled through the Group, and was stunned to be handed a Group 3 Placement at the end. As I left the ring, Susan and others congratulated me. “How did I do that?” I asked. I felt elated, delighted, enchanted, with still a trace of that residual terror. I was hooked. I wanted to be able to do it again. I wanted to feel that good again. To re-experience that euphoric high we get when we win and win well. And you know, I have been trying to figure that out ever since.

The Easy Stuff Over the next few months, my husband, Gary, and I entered into an easy routine: we would go to a weekend of shows with the two girls. We didn‟t care which one won. Routinely, Aislinn would win on 13

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Saturday, and Bianca would win on Sunday. By the end of the fall shows, both girls had 1 major (from the weekend in Ft. Smith), and a total of 7 points. We were on a high. This stuff was fun! Furthermore, it was easy! We both had no idea why we had not gone dog showing for the prior 25 years (since the Unbuttoned Shirt Fiasco). We were sure both girls were looking great. In fact, we were sure they were The Most Beautiful Skyes In The Whole Wide World. Well, we should all feel that way about our dogs, right?

Pride Cometh Before a Fall. In the Spring of 2009, we went to shows in San Antonio, Texas where Michelle and I had built majors. I was confident these would be easy majors. I had forgotten that Pride Cometh Before a Fall, and indeed, it did. To make our majors, Michelle brought Mei-Mei (Ch. Skye Island Dell‟ Antica Caledonia), and a 6 month old puppy bitch, Nikki (Solana _______________). She hoped to get an AKC championship on Nikki before Nikki was shipped to Laura Calistri of the Dell‟ Antica Caledonia kennel in Italy later that spring. The first day, Nikki showed her potential, and took the major, while Bianca pulled her usual “I‟m nervous on Saturday‟ routine, and while Aislinn and Gary looked something like a Marx Brothers routine – Who‟s On First, What‟s On Second, coming immediately to mind. To further worsen the blow, Mei-Mei took reserve. Michelle‟s specials bitch, Ch. Angelskye Four Leaf Clover, went best of breed. In other words, we washed out. We were seriously bummed. But determined that we would win on Sunday. Sunday morning, Michelle told me that Clover was sick and she had pulled her. She was also pulling Mei-Mei, to give the girls that needed a point the chance to win a point. I was upset the major had been broken. Things went from bad to worse as we argued. However, the argument did one thing good for me: it cleared my focus, to stay on my bitch. We went into the ring, and Bianca took 2 points. Aislinn and Gary still looked like Groucho and Harpo on the big screen. Nikki took reserve. Bianca now had 9 of the 15 points to become a champion. Over the next weekends, Gary and I went to shows in Houston. Bianca won 3 days, so now she was only 3 points – one more major – to make her Champion Bianca (remember, I did not name her). I remember that that last point came with a comment that the Judge made her decision because Bianca was „wary and aloof with a stranger, and the other girl acts like she never met a stranger in her life.‟ I think that must be the only time in history that a Skye lost a show for being too good natured.

The Plot I was determined that Bianca would finish her championship that spring. She was showing well, and I, well, I was almost up to snuff. But I wanted a slam dunk, no misses allowed. So, I did the only logical thing. I called in the Big Guns. Susan flew down to Texas, to drive with me to Oklahoma. I didn‟t even bother to tell Cheryl Schuman, with whom I would be staying, that I was bringing a guest. We drove up with Bianca and Aislinn (once again going as point maker). I have never seen Cheryl Schuman as shocked as she looked that day when she met me to lead me to her house.

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The next morning, we were well underway grooming when my chief opponent spotted us. I remember her face paled when she saw Susan there with me. Susan and I grinned and gave each other a high 5. Sure enough, Bianca showed like a dream that day, silver coat floating like a cloud, topline perfectly straight, calm and confident. And, at the end of the show, my Bi-Bi, whom Susan Called Bianca Louise, was Champion Bianca. We had taken a little silver, drop-eared girl imported from Mexico and made her an American Kennel Club Champion. I was floating on a cloud. To make it even better for me, it began to snow as we left the show site. I remember Susan, who had flown down from New Hampshire for the shows, grumbled, “I thought I left all this nonsense behind when I came south for these shows.� I just laughed and laughed, reveling in the snow. The plot had succeeded. I had finished my first champion.

Bianca's first major,3 pts.,Ft. Smith, October 2008

Aislinn's Bred By Group 3, Ft.Smith, Oct.2008

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Written By Helen MacGregor

The history of this poem. We had an elderly blind Skye called 'Wheels' that always went off to work with Ian at the pet wash, hence the 'working man', ironically he was the 'guard dog' the 'house mouse' not to mention he was then a pup and is now my 14 year old Connah and the only one still with us. The one that 'comes to Salli's call' was Connahs litter brother Lachlan. Life was never dull!

EASY AS ONE TWO THREE One Skye terrier, trotting off to work, Two Skye terriers left home to go berserk, three Skye terriers loaded in the car, and with out all of which we cannot go afar! one Skye terrier, alone outside to dally, two Skye terriers fighting over Salli, three Skye terriers, playing with the hose, one of which relied upon to bump into his nose! Ones Skye terrier, terrified of storms two Skye terriers, tear up important forms, three Skye terriers, vying for attention, 'look at me, I'm better than he, and the other's not worth a mention'!

Connahs

One Skye terrier blinder than a bat, two Skye terriers, harassing the cat, three Skye terriers, we love them one and all, one 'house mouse, one 'working man' ,one comes to Salli's call! One Skye terrier life is peace and quiet, two Skye terriers, it's closer to a riot, three Skye terriers, well you have to be an addict, for us it is a lifetime habit, one we don't want kicked!

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Show Results submitted by Hanna Granlund Helsinki Winner Show 3.12.2011 Judge Laura Cox, Ireland. Entry 15 Skyes (7 dogs 8 bitches) Best of Breed - Helsinki Winner-2011 Olivia Spirit of American Idol Best of Opposite Sex - Helsinki Winner-2011 Finnsky Fascination (Finnsky Design – Olivia Original Sensation) bred by Thea & Rolf Dahlbom owned by Hanna Granlund

Best Dog Class 1. + CACIB Olivia Spirit of American Idol 2. BOB-VET & BIS-2 VET Finnsky Design (Skyeomania’s Enwau – Finnsky Acasia) bred by Thea & Rolf Dahlbom owned by Thea Dahlbom & Karita Vikiö 3. + CAC –> Finnish Champion Finnsky Momentous (Olivia Spirit of American Idol – Finnsky Hopeful) bred by Thea Dahlbom & Carina Kitti owned by Elizabeth Steward, Ireland 4. + RES-CAC Buckwheater’s Cereal Killer (Skyeluck Adalia’s Aidan – Finnsky Fascination) bred & owned by Hanna Granlund

Best Bitch Class 1. + CACIB Finnsky Fascination 2. + CAC Helsinki Junior Winner-2011 Finnsky Nefertiti (Wolfman of Skye-High – Finnsky Jewel) bred by T Dahlbom & C Kitti owned by Marita Utter & Kalevi Mikkola 3. + RESCACIB Buckwheater’s Critics’ Choice Finnsky Jewel (Olivia Spirit of American Idol – Finnsky Fascination) bred by T & R Dahlbom owned by Marita Utter & Kalevi Mikkola Finnish Winner Show 4.12.2011 Judge Juha Palosaari, Finland. Entry 15 Skyes (7 dogs 8 bitches) Best of Breed -Finnish Winner-2011 Olivia Original Sensation Best of Opposite -Finnish Winner-2011 Finnsky Fireball (Finnsky Design – Olivia Original Sensation) bred by T & R Dahlbom owned by T Dahlbom & C Kitti Best Dog Class 1. + CACIB Finnsky Fireball 2. +RESCACIB Olivia Spirit of American Idol 3. Finnsky Momentous 4. +CAC –> Finnish Champion Buckwheater’s Cereal Killer 5. +RESCAC Finnish Junior Winner-2011 Linum Lord Voldemort (Salena Special Agent – Linum Venus de milo) bred by Mari Langinkoski owned by breeder & Kati Lönnström Best Bitch Class

1. BOB VET Olivia Original Sensation 2. +CACIB Linum Venus de Milo (Finnsky Alan – of Skyeline Alouette) bred & owned by Mari Langinkoski 3. +RESCACIB Finnsky Jewel Buckwheater’s Critics’ Choice 4. + CAC Finnish Junior Winner-2011 Linum Spirit of Pandora (Salena Special Agent – Linum 5. Venus de milo) bred by Mari Langinkoski owned by breeder & Christa Matikainen

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Show Results submitted by Robyn Hand Results for the Skye Terrier Club of America Specialty (Montgomery County Kennel Club

Sweepstakes - Judge Gale Young Best in Sweepstakes - Talakan Ray-Roy Winter Wonderland Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes -Gold River Man For All Seasons

Veteran Sweepstakes Best in Veteran Sweepstakes - Ch JayRoy Railway American Anthem

Regular Classes - Judge Mr Ed Bivin Winners Dog - Finnsky Mustang

Winners Bitch - Gleanntan Defying Gravity

Best of Winners - Finnsky Mustang

Best of Breed - Ch Gragsmoor Buddy Goodman

Best of Opposite Sex - Ch Ladybanks Shadow Music Select Dog - Ch Highlanders Stuart Royalist

Select Bitch - Ch Faire Skyes Magical Piper

Award of Merit - Ch JayRoy Railway American Anthem Award of Merit - Ch Talakan Trumpeter Swan Award of Merit - Ch Skyeluck Adailias Adele

Best puppy - Talakan Jay-Roy Winter Wonderland Best Bred By Exhibitor - Gold River Divine Design

Ch JayRoy Railway American Anthem owned by Robyn Hand Best in Veteran and regular Veteran Sweepstakes and first award of Merit

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Showing Skyes in the U.S. : December 2011: Wrapping Up a Fun Year By Kelly J. Salandro

It's December, and just a few weeks now until the holidays, and the show season is winding down. In the Eastern part of the United States, two big dog shows will round out another exciting year of conformation and obedience events.

The AKC Eukanuba National Championship will take place in a new city and venue this year in Orlando, Florida. This show features only dogs who are invited to compete through a variety of qualifications, and it will take place on December 17th & 18th. In year's past, this show was held on the West Coast, in Long Beach, California. This year, the entry count for Skye Terriers is three males and one female, 3-1, with one male and one female competing for best bred by exhibitor. And to add to the excitement at Eukanuba this year, Darlene Sumner of Lehigh Acres, Florida and her Skye Terrier Sabrina are the first Skye agility team to ever compete at the Invitational. Darlene says she is honoured they were invited to compete, and she adds that Sabrina absolutely loves doing agility. Congratulations Darlene & Sabrina. And the competitions in conformation will have an international touch at the Invitational this year. Breeder-owner-handler judge Otto Krcal of Skyeomania Skyes and his boy, Jonquil, will be coming from Austria to compete in the World Challenge. Austria's most popular daily newspaper did a feature article on Otto and Jonquil before they left for the United States. Congratulations to them as well! Overall, the show will host a record 4,000 entries.

The same weekend the National Championship in Florida takes place, the Crown Classic Cluster in Cleveland will be held. This four-day show usually attracts some of the top dogs and handlers in their breed, and this year will be no different.

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We are pleased that the Skye entry is high again this year. There will be three majors up for grabs with the potential for some new Skye Terrier champions...very exciting!

After these shows are over, the holidays arrive, then its back to square one in January. A new show schedule begins, as the competition, featuring both young and experienced Skyes, get ready to embark on another incredible and fun year.

Ch. Skyeomania´s Jonquil Jonquil is 2,5 years, descending from 5-generations home-bred champions, from kennel "Skyeomania" in Austria. He is Austrian Champion, Austrian Bundessieger 2010&2011, Austrian Terrier Club winner 2010&2011, European Junior Winner and Junior BOB 2010, Multiple BOB, BOG and BIS winner. He is Top-Dog of Austria (all breeds) 2011 and is representing Austria at the Eukanuba World Challenge 2011 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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The Adventures of Arrow in Disobedience Land Time: mid-1970s to late 1980s. Class: Sub Novice B Main Character: Am/Can Ch Dunvegan Cladich Brigadoon (Arrow), cream, prick-ear Skye and general goofball. One day I looked at my two Skye boys (the other was Ch Dunvegan Devil in the Kitchen, Max) and asked, “Who wants to do some obedience work?” Arrow (aka Row, Row-Row, Row-Row-Row-Your-Boat, Boat or, when I was REALLY angry with him BrigDOOOON !!!) jumped up and down and said, “Me!!! Me!!!”. Max looked at him and said, “Stupid.” before walking away. Row and I attended some obedience classes where I discovered he HATED adult male shelties with a passion. So much for off lead work. He was destined to spend the rest of his performance “career” in sub novice. We went to a match on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Recall. I had Row sit on my left, told him to stay when so directed by the judge then walked to the end of his 6-foot lead. The judge asked, “Are you ready?”. I looked at Row who looked at me. I told the judge yes. She said, “Call your dog.”. Row got up and came in for a perfect sit. Only problem was I hadn’t opened my mouth. The judge said, “Smart dog.” I looked at her and said, “Bastard.” Row knew what the word “call” meant. The very next match was in Maine so, anticipating the fact that Row-Row would probably do a repeat performance, when the judge told me to call my dog, I rapidly said, “Rowcome!”. We had qualified. My puppy bitch, Gemma (Ch Cladich Candlewyck Kailyard, Max’s daughter) had won both the terrier puppy group and the adult group (if there was only one entry in a breed, then the puppy could compete in both groups. Gem was the only conformation Skye.). So I took Arrow back to my set up and put him on the table, grabbed Gem and took her back to the obedience ring since Best in Match would be judged shortly. We were all called back into the ring to get our scores. The judge explained to the spectators that this was sub B and the dogs had to get a certain score to qualify. She then said that the first place winner was number 173 with a score of 154. We all stood there, applauding, waiting for the winner to step forward for the rosette. No one did. I muttered to myself that I had to get over to the other ring, to hurry up already. A friend with a briard was next to me....she leaned over and said, “It’s YOU!”. I jerked my eyes to my armband number and said, “OH!!!”. Then I looked over at my set up. There was Row, sitting on the table, grinning at me. He had struck again. We were at an outdoor match somewhere in Massachusetts. Long down. Row was between two German shepherds. Halfway through the exercise, he sat up. Imagine my surprise when his number was called as the third place winner. Even sitting up he was still shorter than the shepherds and the judge thought he was still down. I looked at Row and said, “I know what you did!”. Another outdoor match somewhere in Massachusetts. Long sit. The judge told us to seat our dogs. I looked at Row and made sure he was. The judge repeated the instruction. Row was still seated. The judge walked up to me and said, “seat your dog!” I looked at my boy then at the judge who leaned sideways and said, “OH!!!”. The grass was a tad long and Skye legs are a tad short. On long downs he’d give the judges fits when he calmly rolled over on his back, four paws in the air, and proceed to snore for three minutes. If he didn’t roll over, I sweated. 28

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Through the following years, whenever Arrow and I started for the obedience ring, a large crowd would fall in behind us. They would stand ringside until Row blew one exercise, then all go back to doing whatever they had been doing, knowing the rest of the performance would be perfect. And Row varied what he zeroed out. He knew what he was doing. One year my local all-breed kennel club gave me two awards: Dog Longest in Sub Novice (they felt 11 years was a record) and Longest Dog in Sub Novice. Arrow died at a little over 13½ of cancer. I still miss him.

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Show Results submitted by Robyn Hand Hatboro dog club October 7th 2011 - Judge Barbara Keenan Best of Breed and Terrier Group 3 - Ch Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman Best of Opposite - Ch Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch Best of Winners - Finnsky Mustang Winners Bitch - Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour Best Veteran - Ch Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem Select dog - Ch Talakan Trumpeter Swan Select Bitch - Ch Badenoch Beginners Luck Award of Merit - Ch Jay-Roy Byrne N' Hot for You Award of Merit - Ch Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem Award of Merit - Ch Solana The Big Lebowski

Devon Dog Show October 8th 2011 - Judge Miss Mike MacBeth Best of Breed and Terrier Group 3 - Ch Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman Best of Opposite Sex - Ch Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch Best of Winners - Finnsky Mustang Winners bitch - Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears Select Dog - Ch Solana The Big Lebowski Select Bitch - Ch Badenoch Beginners Luck

Ch Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem Best Veteran and Award of Merit Bred by Robyn Hand Marie Hamaker and Judy Davis Owned by Robyn Hand

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Written By Helen MacGregor

The history of this poem. As with most rare breeds I guess, we were plagued with questions about the dogs every time we took them out in public. all theses comments actually happened

IT'S A WHAT????!!!! We all have our favourite breeds now that's a fact we know the well known ones fast recognised be they 'pet' or 'show'. I've always liked 'unusual' we share our lives with Skyes, But spare a thought for those who show but 'pet' people in disguise. Beach or shopping, picnic or walk the Skyes are always there, people point and sometimes laugh and always stop and stare. Curiosity abounds what type of dogs are these? some will comment, knowledge sure 'oh a dachshund cross Maltese!! a corgi cross with peke perhaps? pom, sheepdog with no legs? 'tell me ma'am is that dog standing? or is it laying eggs?!!!!! Excuse me luv, he's lost his handle with which the floor to mop! OooH, look at that, what can it be? A mobile draught door stop?' and 'what big ears like Mickey mouse, they must hear well with those!' then them that 'know' will smugly say 'well ANYBODY knows! I've seen these ones, haven't you? they're on the 'my dog add', oh well, he picked a PURE breed and right country so not bad! So yesterday, while in car parked twas said with certainty none keener, 'hey look-e-here at this my friend this car's got a hyena!!!!!' I tell my new pups homes to know one thing that is for sure, they'll spend their new pets life explaining its origin bred PURE!

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HOW TO JUDGE A SKYE By Mrs W.H. Tompkins JR, Stonebrae Kennels, Woodbury, Ga. Dog World June 1953 I judge Skyes as a breeder, bearing in mind that regardless of what type of Skye seems popular at the time, the ideal Skye must conform to the standard, and whether we subscribe to all the tenets set forth therein or not, to judge consistently, it is still the measure we must gauge by. The first glance at a good Skye should represent a picture of proud elegance, moving with effortless ease befitting a WORKING terrier bred to cover great distances in the course of his day's work as hunter or herdsman. Of the gentry in terriers, he has dignity that often won't allow him to show undue curiosity at typical terrier "baits" in the ring, yet the spirit and alertness are all dominant in the carriage of a Skye both in movement and show pose. A good-gaiting Skye moves gaily and with assurance, tail wagging proudly behind him. Tails should not be raised above the level of the back according to the standard, but to me, a Skye's tail is a barometer registering his current reactions. Flag up: storm warning to another dog; tucked tightly between its legs: gives warning to you that teeth are probably around somewhere. But when the tail is out level (or perhaps raised slightly higher than preferred) while moving, and dropped down relaxed when standing you generally find a happy, well integrated personality looking with favour on himself and his friend man. Gay tails are a fault, but the gay personality attendant is such an asset that I prefer a minor fault to the unhappy individual who keeps his tail wrapped under him and glares at you. Overall appearance should be one of lowness and length, but proportionately so. Skyes compared slightly to centipedes and wieners are obviously too long and too low, being faulty in proportion as one too leggy and close coupled. He must be low, yet have enough leg to move freely, and have sufficient body length to balance his height and conform to the desired eye-pleasing appearance. The bitch should be always smaller than the dog, average measurement called for being only ½" lower, but 2 ½" shorter in proportional body measurement. Size is a moot subject, mainly because of no weight limitation, which is proper because Skyes can be very deceptive as to weight, and small dogs can outweigh larger ones, both in good condition. However, the standard does carry Average Measurements which do impose size limitation, giving the greatest point value to small dogs. Ironically enough, it is the larger Skyes that which have been doing our best group work most consistently. Muzzles should be strong with powerful jaws, never snipy. Heads should taper gently with no sharp rises or declines. Eyes hazel, dark brown preferred, but varying shades of hazel go with the varied coat colours. Eyes must also be expressive, and while light or yellow coloured eyes are a serious fault, and apathetic eye devoid of expression is also a fault. Legs should be short, straight with large feet pointing forward. If the feet turn out, the front is probably out. Backs level, slight decline from hip to shoulder, no roaching nor swaybackness. Ribs well sprung, oval shaped, never barrel; chest deep. Ears must be either prick or pendant. If prick, they should be small, with no weakness at base or tip; if pendant they should fall flat and straight to the side of the head with no rise whatsoever before the fall. Since the two ear types are shown together, both being "types" of skye ears, they should be judged accordingly. Coats should be hard, straight, flat and free from crisp or curl, no extra credit given for any greater length than 51/2" specified. Silkiness or curl are serious faults. The coat as called for by the Standard is not as impressive as a very dense ground-dragging coat, but a skye's coat is intended primarily as protective covering.

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Skyes may look glamorous, but they are very active, hard-working terriers, and after all your feeling and looking is done, if you can stand back and recognize a dog capable of handling any situation – then you have a good Skye! TRUE TYPE SKYES by Marjorie T. Adams Dog World July 1968 With so many youngsters winning championship titles at an age before they have matured we wonder what effect it will have on the future of the breed. Skyes take so long to mature, will all these young champions be eventually the quality we should use in breeding for fine Skyes. Something to think about. Another thing that could be brought to the attention of judges. It seems they are forgetting or perhaps many do not know that the hallmark ot a true Skye is a long lean head with close high set ears and a strong muzzle, great length of neck with a long low body, strong short straight legs with feet pointing straight ahead. I do not know where the idea of crooked legs and feet comes from. Certainly not from the old Standard or old books written by experts. We know no dog is perfect but we must aim to breed for a Skye of true type and this is a challenge. The true Skye coat is long, strong and lank with no wave or curl. Unfortunately to get great coat quantity a too soft profuse wavy coat has developed over the years. We must now try to prevent this. Not by plastering the coat with "gooey" coat dressing to make it look of correct quality in the show ring but by breeding to Skyes with the correct strong, long, lank coat. It will take time as this type coat takes much longer to grow, so don't get discouraged and give up. If judges continually see a dog entered under them with no neck, wide set ears, no great length of body, etc etc and wavy coats, naturally they will think this is the true Skye. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have judges who would really study this beautiful breed and visit kennels that breed for the true type Skye, there are really very few present day judges who know or understand a Skye Terrier.

SKYES AND JUDGES by Marjorie T. Adams Dog World September 1968 The shows are now in full swing and I do hope all exhibitors are entering the rings with the feeling of fun and good sportsmanship. Someone will win and someone will lose. One judge's evaluation of our dogs is only his idea of what he feels is the most important asset or fault. There will be probably a dozen different ideas from different judges. Some really know what a Skye should be, many do not. So why should we get all upset by the placing of the judges under which we enter our dogs. No one has a perfect dog and each time we are defeated we should sit down and judge our dog mercilessly. Find his faults and find why the other dog was put up. What asset does he possess that ours doesn't? Then go out and try to breed or buy a better dog with all the good points of our own plus one with the best points of the winner. It would be of great value to the breed if after a specialty show or one of the all breed shows like Westminster or Chicago International we might have a judges critique. If one wants to develop a fine strain he must never stop reading about all breeds, visiting as many kennels as possible to see Skyes at various ages, good ones and poor ones. To breed a top notch Skye is a great challenge. We must study the whole dog, then point by point try to improve what we think is necessary. It will then be probably necessary to look all over the world to find the outstanding dog or bitch who may give you this point for your next litter. The problem is that bringing a new strain into your own will likely bring in his poor qualities too. In order to produce top quality we must have top quality bitches and use only top quality studs. The grandparents too must be of top quality. A great Skye just can't be bred from just any dog. The main thing is that we must be good sports and never run down by vicious talk the dogs owned by others. Unfortunately, this does happen.

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A SCOTTISH YARN Contact us at A SCOTTISH YARN for details of our beautiful quality authentic range of JEWELLERY, or from the mills of Scotland, our fine wool and brushed wool TARTAN scarves, ties, tammies, country caps and more, even clothing made to order, specializing in the gorgeous ISLE OF SKYE TARTAN. We have gift ideas from bookmarks and coasters to clan crest shields, pens & collectors teaspoons.

Love all things Scottish and Celtic? All enquiries welcomed, for personal, tailored to your needs service, please phone or email Helen or Ian MacGregor on EMAIL: handimac@hotmail.com (preferred) Phone: 0428947110

SKYE TERRIER CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD Skye Terrier Club of Finland

http://www.kolumbus.fi/skye/

The Skye Terrier Club (UK)

http://www.skyeterrierclub.org.uk/

Skye Terrier Club of America

http://clubs.akc.org/skye/

Skye Canada

http://www.skyecanada.ca/

Potomac Skye Terrier Club

http://www.potomacskye.com/

Svenska Skye Terrier Klubben

http://www.svenskaskyeterrierklubben.se/index.htm

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Kennel Directory Australia Santlin Kennels

David & Julie Cartledge

dcartledge@bigpond.com

http://www.santlinskyes.com/

Spalas Kennels

Roy & Mia Copper/Bianca Kelly Spalas@dodo.com.au

http://www.spalas.net

Jay-Roy Skyes

Robyn Hand

jayroy@penn.com

http://www.jayroyskyes.com/ index.html

SkyePatch Skyes

Diana G & K Salandro

ksalandro@kdka.com

Cladich Skyes

Susan Parson

cladichskyes@hotmail.com

USA

Amble On Gleanntan

Karen G. J’Anthony

drops@ambleonskyes.com

Michael Pesare

info@gleanntan.com

http://www.gleanntan.com/

Tina Toft Bergstrøm

skyewalker@live.dk

www.skyewalker.dk

Buckwheaters

Hanna Granlund

hanna.granlund@buckwheaters.net

http://www.buckwheaters.net/

Kennel Skyeluck

Anu-Maarit Jokinen

anumaaritjokinen@gmail.com

http://www.kolumbus.fi/skyeluck/

Denmark Kennel Skyewalker

Finland

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