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HOWLER Volume 12, Issue 7

July 2012

Official Publication of the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club

2012 Summer Solstice Cluster


Thank you to the many members of the Cambridge MN Kennel Club who helped out at our June shows. The shows were very successful due to all of the members that assisted the club in the many ways needed to have a successful event. Read more details about the Cluster on page 4 of this issue.

Summer Solstice Thank you!


Upcoming Shows Stewards NEEDED




May Minutes and Getting to know you.


Another Successful Summer Solstice Cluster.


News and Brags


1st Readings for Membership.


Protect Responsible 7 Small Breeders. Thank you!

Wayne Harmon, Cambridge Kennel Club Show Chair

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CMKC Website and 9 Howler contact info.

Cambridge MN Kennel Club Board of Directors


Effective May 8, 2012 Kennel Club

President: Tim Bergeron Email: Vice President: Gretchen Hofheins-Wackerfuss Email:


Duluth KC

July 12-15

Duluth, MN

Bismark Kennel Club

August 3,4,5

Bismark, ND

St. Croix River Valley

August 25 & 26 September 8 &9

Lake Elmo, MN

Desmoine Kennel Club

Secretary: Theresa Goiffon Email:


Treasurer: Cheryl Zaic Email: Director Darvin Bethke Director Michelle Gainsley Director Wayne Harmon Director Glen Kothe Director Carol Wirkkunen

Please plan to attend the following club meetings. Your participation is needed. Unless otherwise noted Board and membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. via telephone conference call. Dial 1-712-432-3100 and when asked for your access (Bridge) code press 351012. For further information about joining the conference calls phone Nancy Bergeron 2012 July 10…………….Board/Membership meeting August 18 &19………...BOD/Member meeting & Obed/Rly Trl at On The Run September 11……….Board Meeting October (Date TBA)…...Member Meeting, Annual picnic & B-Match November 13…..….Board/Membership Meeting December (Date TBA)...Annual Holiday Party

Please put these dates on your calendar. ATTENTION! Stewards needed for August 18th and 19th. Please contact Carol Wirkkunen or 651-426-7177 (home) 651-246-5448 (cell) Thank you! Visit our Page 2

Desmoine, IA

Cambridge Minutes 6-12-12 General - Board Attendance: Tim Nancy Bergeron, Gretchen Hofhens-Wackerfuss, and Theresa A. Goiffon. Meeting cancelled, lack of participation.

Next Meeting July 10th Respectively submitted, Theresa A. Goiffon Secretary

Getting to know you… Don’t be shy… We are looking for volunteers! We are starting a new section each month, in the Howler, highlighting one or two of our members, eventually highlighting every member. A section, featuring your dogs, with photo’s, learning more about one another and your breed. Would you be willing to share how you began in dogs and some of your experiences? we hope so:) Please contact I am looking forward to hear from all of you! Thank you. Theresa Goiffon

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Thank you to the many members of the Cambridge MN Kennel Club who helped out at our June shows. The shows were very successful due to all of the members that assisted the club in the many ways needed to have a successful event. The weather cooperated all days of the cluster and made for a pleasant day for dogs on each of the four all-breed shows. The largest entry was on Saturday with 1363 and an additional 176 entries in the combined specialties. Specialties were held in six breeds with one additional breed having a supported entry. On Friday a Combined Specialties Obedience Trial was held for the first time with an entry of 101. Other events included in the weekend were a Take the Lead Fund Match, Microchip Clinic, Eye Clinic, Canine Good Citizen testing and Therapy Dog International testing. Lure Coursing was held off site on Friday and Saturday for the sighthounds. A new event this year was temperament testing for dobermans. Sen. Sean Nienow made an appearance for Saturday afternoon to listen to legislative issues and he assisted in presenting the best in show prize. The Isanti County 4-H Dog Project provided assistance in the CGC/TDI testing and the Cambridge-Isanti High School hockey team was enlisted for parking duties. This event has made the club visible to the entire community and all dogs benefit from our support. A special thank you to the committee members from our club including: Darv Bethke, Judy Bethke, Nancy Bergeron, Tim Bergeron, Theresa Goiffon, Gretchen Hofheins-Wackerfuss, Glen Kothe, Rick Majkrzak, Diane Racette and Cheryl Zaic. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! Once again, thank you to all who assisted in any manner towards our shows.

Wayne Harmon Cambridge Kennel Club Show Chairman

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A Bit of Show News from the 4 Day Cluster!

News from Sally Wuornos: Sonbar Basenjis finished another CH at the cluster. She's now Ch Sonbar's You Yearnivpuzzles. She's our 112 homebred AKC CH.

News from Kathy Gladen: Female, Bullmastiff, Vivian went Best Puppy in show at Cambridge – A “Thank You” to the judges! Photo coming…

News from Courtney Hansen: On Thursday of the Cambridge show, I finished my Home Bred Champion, all the way from the Bred By classes. Her “fancy name: is Ch. Spellbound’s First to Fly CGC TDI “Amelia” English Springer Spaniel. Sire GCH Will-Orion’s Twenty “Titus” Dam Int/AM/CA CH Wil– Orion’s Spellbound RNTD CGC TDI “Charm” Owner/Breeder Handler (Co-Breeders Janice and Erica Johnson)

News from Australian Terrier Gch.Dunham Lake Scoutmaster. “Scout” After a Group 4 and a Group 3 at the Cluster, ranks him as the #2 Australian Terrier All-Breed!

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Jane Gronli Princeton, MN 55371 Maltese and Chinese Crested 07-07-12

Nelson Mike Stanchfield Mn 55080 smooth fox terrier, border collie 10/1999

Harper Gloria Jean ( G J) Cottage Grove Mn 55016 samoyeds, paps 5/17/2012

Olson Sue Circle Pines Mn 55014 malinois and Border collie 10/22/2011

Holmquist Jennifer Wyoming Mn 55092 itl. greyhound, golden 5/14/2012

Olund Catherine Chisago City Mn 55013 collie 5/8/2012

Johnston Jennifer Centerville Mn 55038 German Shepherd 5/16/2012

Pearthree Deborah Little Canada Mn 55117 airedale 5/9/2012

Ketola Toni Hugo Mn 55038 golden 5/22/2012

Pogue Robert Wyoming Mn 55092 german shepherd 5/16/2012

Krause Grete Hugo Mn 55038 aussies, labs 5/14/2012

Sisson Suzanne Stillwater Mn 55082 mini dachs. 5/8/2012

Kurlander Joan Shorewood Mn 55331 min pin 5/17/2012

Thompson Tricia Shoreview Mn 55126-2212 maltese, bichon mix 5/22/2012

Levenhagen Deanna Dr. Blaine Mn 55434 collie 5/9/2012

Trana Barb Shoreview Mn 55126 mini schnauzer 5/14/2012

Maas Jennifer Stacy Mn 55079 bc, gsd 5/8/2012

White Cliff and Dianne Lino Lakes Mn 55014 bc 5/8/2012

Mansk Debbie Center City Mn 55012 st. bernards, yorkie, aussie mix 5/9/2012

Williams Norman Coon Rapids Mn 55448 maltese 5/17/2012

Moody Suzanne Shoreview Mn 55126-8448 sheltie 5/9/2012

Williams Sandra Coon Rapids Mn 55448 maltese 5/17/2012

Neilsen Wilkie Patricia Scandia Mn 55073 sheltie 10/22/2011

Wojtowicz Sally Forest Lake Mn 55025 pap, terrier mix 5/14/2012

Nelson Carol Stanchfield Mn 55080 smooth fox terrier, border collie 10/1999, 5/17/2012 Page 6

Protect Responsible Small Breeders Join us in supporting responsible breeders and giving the American public access to acquiring happy, healthy puppies. The American Kennel Club has created the Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders petition in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) new proposed regulations which would create harsh and unintended consequences for responsible small and hobby breeders in this country. Under the proposed regulations, breeders or others who sell a puppy sight unseen, by any means including online, by mail or by telephone, would now be regulated in accordance with USDA standards, if you own more than four "breeding females" of any of the listed species, including dogs and cats. The effect of these proposed regulations would be to take away the public's opportunity to obtain puppies from those breeders, who in many cases have dedicated their lives to breeding for health, breed type and temperament. Please join us by signing the Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders petition before July 16 when the public comment period to the Animal Care Division of the USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service ends. The petition, along with AKC's comments on the proposed rule change, will be sent to the USDA. How to Sign: Visit and click "Sign Here Now!" 1. Read through Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders and click the blue box titled "Sign the Petition." 2. Complete the required fields — name, email, city and state. You can also leave a comment if you wish. We recommend you check the "Signature Display" box so that your name is displayed rather than an anonymous signature. 3. After filling out those fields, click the blue "Sign" button. 4. Once you are finished you'll have the option to share the petition via email, Facebook, Twitter and your blog. Please take a moment to share it with your fellow fanciers, club members, and friends who support responsible breeders. Thank you for your support. Please forward this email to your fellow fanciers, club members and friends who support responsible breeders. If you have any questions or comments regarding the petition or the proposed rule change, please contact our Government Relations Department at 919-816-3720 or Sincerely,

Alan Kalter Chairman of the Board American Kennel Club

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To the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club, Thank you all for making Peggy’s Memorial such a beautiful event. I could not have don't I without your help and support. CMKC was near and dear to Peg, as were each of the CMKC members. It was clear to me that she was very important and appreciated by each of you. I am grateful to all of you for being her “family” (and mine). Your Kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Cindy O’Hare

To the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club,

Thank you very much for your support of the Isanti County 4-H dog project. Sally Wuornos

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Please submit your news to Theresa Goiffon at by the 25th of each month. Thank you!


Happy 4th of July!

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