Pooch Scoop Winter 2014

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COMMITTEE President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Chief Instructor Obedience Chief Instructor Agility Trophy Officer Table Manager Obedience Shop Manager/Raffle Steward Sporting Representative General Committee

Lynn Olson Vicki Finn Leanne Brown Paul Kelly Ron Amann Nicola Read Shane Grundy Wally Campbell Maryjka Kelly David Brown Vicki Cooper, Bonnie Sheather, Chris Lambert

Remember you are always welcome to attend our Club’s General Meetings at the Red Cross Hall in Macquarie Road, Springwood on the 3 rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.. (There is no meeting in December). Life Members – Dot Luker, Ann Moy, Sue Fell, Ron Amann, Wally Campbell, Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott, Lynn Olson Annual General Meeting – will be held on the last Thursday in August, 2014, at Lomatia Park. (There will be no training on that night). Web Site:


Training Days:




Monday evening 7.00 p.m.

Obedience: Tuesday morning 10.00 a.m. Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. Wet Weather – If it has been raining for a few days check the Blue Mountains Oval Closure Hotline – 47805617. This will advise if ovals are open or closed. Also check our Facebook Page for training updates.



The dog is an old terrier dating back to the 1700s originating from the border area between England and Scotland. The breed may have been developed from the Skye Terrier and the now extinct Scotch Terrier (not to be confused with today's Scottish Terrier. The breed is a low to the ground, longer than he is tall, little dog. The large head has a topknot that is in proportion to the body. The skull is broad between the ears, gradually tapering to the eyes. The muzzle is deep, with a well defined stop. The large teeth meet in a scissors bite. The moderately, large nose and the lips are dark in color. The large, round, wide-set eyes come in dark hazel with dark eye rims. Their ears are pendant, set low and wide, hanging close to the cheeks. The legs are short with the back legs being a little longer than the front legs Coat colors come in pepper (dark bluish black to a light silvery gray) or mustard (reddish brown to a pale fawn). Mustard puppies are born with a dark brown coat which lightens into varying shades of red when it reaches an adult. Pepper puppies are born black and tan, that silvers later in life. Pepper coats have a silver topknot and mustard color coats have a cream colored topknot. The dog makes a great companion dog, affectionate and fun-loving. Lively, bold, brave, independent and intelligent. The dog is good for apartment life. They are fairly active but a small yard will do.This breed is intelligent but not particularly easy to train since it has a curious nature and a mind of its own. It can be very difficult to overcome the hunting instinct and train the dog to come when called. Early socialisation is required in order for it to learn to get along with cats and other dogs. Socialisation will also help it overcome its natural wariness with strangers. Needs to be walked daily.

WHO AM I? Last month’s answer:

Chesapeake Bay Retriever




HAPPY BIRTHDAY B.Healy R. Lockie T. McGannon M. McCann M. Sondes J. Gradden

Koko Milly Eevee Bonnie Rosie Max

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6. Our Club is often asked ‘Why Do You March on Anzac Day’ - The following photographs are the reason - We Honour The Animals Who Serve In War.

Taken from website – Animals in War – World War 1



Anzac Day 2014

CLUB MEMBERS SHOP – For all your shop requirements, please see Maryjka Kelly at the sign on table.. Halti’s all sizes Halti’s extensions Treat Bags (large) Treat Bags (small) Pigs Ears Bacon Treats Liver Treats One Meter Lead

$22.00 $ 8.00 $24.00 $12.00 $ 1.50 $ 2.50 $ 2.50 $14.00