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HOWLER Volume 12, Issue 6

June 2012

Official Publication of the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club

2012 Summer Solstice Cluster Thursday, June 21st Through Sunday, June 24th

Getting to know you… I have an idea that needs your input. I would like to do a 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? I hope so:) Please contact me at I am looking forward to hear from all of you! Thank you. Theresa Goiffon Page 1

IN THIS ISSUE Summer Solstice 1 & Getting to know you Upcoming Shows 2 Meetings


May Minutes


Summer Solstice 4 Cluster SAOVA


News and Brags


Wood Ticks


Farewell to Peggy O’Hare


1st Readings for Membership


CMKC Website Data


Cambridge MN Kennel Club Board of Directors


Effective May 8, 2012 Kennel Club

President: Tim Bergeron Email: Vice President: Gretchen Hofheins-Wackerfuss Email: Secretary: Theresa Goiffon Email:


Fargo-Moorhead KC

June 1-3

Fargo, ND

Summer Cluster

June 21-24

Cambridge, MN

Duluth KC

July 12-15

Duluth, MN

St. Croix River Valley

August 25 & 26

Lake Elmo, MN

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 June 12…………...Board Meeting July 10…………….Board/Membership meeting August 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. Visit our website: Join other members on Facebook!


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Cambridge Minutes 5-8-12 General - Board Call the meeting to order 7:08 p.m. Attendance: Tim Nancy Bergeron, Theresa Goiffon, Cheryl Zaic, Wayne Harmon, Gretchen Hofhens-Wackerfuss, Glenn Kothke, Michelle Gainsly, Cindy O'Hare Approval Of Agenda: Cheryl First, Gretchen 2nd Membership: Asked Cindy for all disks and back up hard drives for membership. Secretaries Report: We received a couple letter back from judges . We received a Thank You from Terri Meyers for the donation in the memory of her parents. Treasurer: Tabled Standing Committees: AKC Delegate: June 11 and 12th Wayne has not purchases airline ticket yet The vote will be on reserve Dog Bitch at Nationals . Wayne will make a decision on whether he thinks it is worth spending the money. Cluster: Wayne has put together a entire Agenda for the whole cluster show Theresa Goiffon will be doing Judges Hospitality Diane Russet will do Catalogs Need a volunteer to do Cluster Chair and Sectary for the Cluster. Cindy is sending all judges letters over to Wayne. We have 30 Hotel rooms reserved Obedience And Rally: Gretchen Judges hired and it will be held at On The Run Aug 18th and 19th Need Stewards. Reading of 1st names Old Business: none at this time New Business: Theresa Goiffon has graciously volunteered to the Newsletter and was Appointed to be Secretary for The Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club. Newsletter proposed a trail period of 6 months of doing the Newsletter on line only to see how the Membership accepts it. Gretchen 1st, Cheryl 2nd 1st Reading of Names: Dianne and Cliff White Border Collies Suzanne Sisson Min Dashound Pat Wilke Sheltie Catherine Olund Collies Jennifer Mass German Sheppard Border Collies New Business: Isanti 4H project Request for $250.00 for dog ramp. Wayne 1st Gretchen 2nd The Committee for Agility their first A Match Aug 10th First Agility Show Dec 15th and 16th The people on the committee Sall, Andrea, Sue Kothke, Wayne Harmon. They need one more volunteer. It was requested that we donate to Peggy O'Hare Memorial for the sum of one thousand Dollars, it passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m. Next Meeting June 12th Respectively submitted, Nancy Bergeron Page 3

Stewards—contact Steve Freeman Grounds—contact Tim Bergeron Parking—contact Sandy Reitsma

2012 Summer Solstice Cluster Calendar of Events Thursday, June 21 Anoka County MN Kennel Club All-Breed Show Take the Lead Fundraiser match – kennel club shelter 1/2 hour after BIS (1-3 pm registration 4-H blg) Friday, June 22 Anoka County MN Kennel Club All-Breed Show Summer Solstice Combined Obedience Trial Greater Twin Cities Doberman Pinscher Club – concurrent specialty (outdoors) Star of the North Chinese Shar-Pei Club Specialty – 1/2 hour after BIS judging (indoors) Greater Twin Cites Chow Chow Club Specialty – 1/2 hour after BIS judging (indoors) Eye (CERF) Clinic : 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Curling Building Canine Good Citizen Testing: 3:00 p.m. Curling building Therapy Dog International Testing: 3:00 p.m. Curling building  

AHCGTC AKC Lure Coursing Rockhart Ranch Princeton, MN Anoka Co. MN KC Fundraiser evening picnic shelter Saturday, June 23 Cambridge MN Kennel Club All-Breed Show Northstar Weimaraner Club – concurrent specialty (outdoors) Greater Twin Cities Doberman Pinscher Club – concurrent specialty (outdoors) Newfoundland Club of America – supported entry – (outdoors) Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America regional specialty – ½ after BIS (indoors) Greater Twin Cities Chow Chow Club Specialty – ½ hour after BIS (indoors) Miniature Pinscher Club of Greater Twin Cities Specialty – ½ after BIS (indoors) Twin Cities Poodle Club Specialty – ½ after BIS (indoors) Northstar Newfoundland Club picnic – immediately after breed judging (picnic shelter) Eye (CERF) Clinic: 9:30 to noon Curling building Microchip Clinic: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Curling building Meet and Greet – State Sen. Sean Nienow: 2:30 p.m. (kennel club shelter)  

Doberman Pinscher - Working Aptitude Evaluation after specialty (east field) AHCGTC AKC Lure Coursing – Rockhart Ranch Princeton, MN Sunday, June 24 Cambridge MN Kennel Club All-Breed Show Page 4

A letter from SAOVA Dear Friends, Historically retail sellers of dogs, cats, and small animal such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, domestic ferrets, and others for use as pets have been considered part of the “retail pet store” exemption and therefore are not required to procure federal licensing. This week APHIS posted a Notice of Rulemaking to revise the retail pet store definition. According to APHIS, the purpose is to modernize the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and allow federal oversight for pets being sold sight unseen via the Internet. The proposed rule will change the definition of retail pet store so that it limits the exemption to only business and residences where buyers physically enter to observe the animals available for sale as pets prior to purchasing them. Basically the new rules present breeders with few choices: Sell all dogs, cats, and listed small animals only to buyers who physically enter your premises, reduce and maintain the number of breeding females to four (4) including co-ownerships and dogs, cats, etc. shared with family members; OR obtain a license under the Animal Welfare Act, build a federally compliant facility, and allow APHIS inspectors to inspect your homes and facilities. Selling even one pet off premise via shipping, at a friend's home, at a show, at a park, will result in loss of an exemption from licensing, placing limitations on both buyers and sellers. The narrow limits of the exemption restrict the ability of hobby breeders to work together remotely, sharing dog/cats from litters in order to implement their breeding programs and/or increase diversity in their lines. This is a proposed rule by an agency, not a law Congress will vote on. The comment period is only for 60 days and APHIS needs to hear how this affects you. APHIS cannot make a realistic analysis without understanding the dynamics of conflict with existing state/ local ordinances and potential impact to small scale breeders that will be created by revising the current exemption. Attached is a transcript of the teleconference hosted by APHIS as the proposed rule was announced, which should help explain coverage and limitations presented in the proposed rule. Additional information is available at the APHIS website. A brief analysis is posted at the SAOVA website. DOCKET NO. APHIS-2011-0003 RETAIL PET STORES AND LICENSING EXEMPTIONS APHIS is seeking comments on the proposed rule on how best to target enforcement and whether exemptions should be maintained or expanded for smaller breeders. The proposed rule does not seek to change current standards for traditional retail pet stores, which are subject to individual state regulations. Comments are due July 16, 2012 11:59 PM ET and may be submitted by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal at!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0003 Comments may also be mailed to: Docket No. APHIS-2011-0003, Regulatory Analysis and Development PPD APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD, 20737-1238. Susan Wolf Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance Working to Identify and Elect Supportive Legislators Page 5

Newly titled International Champion, AKC GCH. Mya Choice of Gaffle going BBX BIS at the Hutchinson International show in April 2012. Bred by & owned by Kathy Kocher.

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Spring has Sprung‌.so have the wood ticks! By: Theresa Goiffon

Spring has finally sprung here in Northwestern Wisconsin! Time for yard clean up and just enjoying long walks again with our dogs. It's also time to think about flea and tick preventative. Wood ticks and deer ticks are almost impossible to avoid in our part of the country. There have been years where we literally pick up to 25 or more ticks off each dog every night! Lyme's Disease is very common in our area, not only in our animals but humans as well. It can be very serious and life altering. The vaccinations for the disease are not very effective. However, according to my research, vaccination for Lyme's, has shown to reduce symptoms should your dog be infected with the Lyme’s disease. One suggestion that has helped minimize these ticks on our dogs was our fenced in yard. During peak tick season, which for us is generally in May and again in September we don't let our dogs go into the woods or in long grass. That is not possible for some breeds, such as hunting dogs. We try to use only organic products whenever possible. We have tried and with some success used concentrated lemon grass diluted with water and put in a spray bottle. This helps to keep the wood ticks off and is the ONLY thing we use on our puppies for flea and tick control. However, as much as we try to resist, sometimes a more powerful solution is necessary. What we have found works best for us is using Frontline seasonally. I don't apply it monthly, typically every other month or less. We apply Frontline in April, just after the first big snow melt, than again in June, repeat again in August and generally that covers the season. NEVER EVER apply Frontline at the same time you give your dogs their Heartworm oral meds. There have been reports of serious side affects. We have not experienced any side effects from using this product on both our Australian Terriers and Australian Shepherds, but as always consult with your Veterinarian.

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Peggy Ellen O’Hare October 5, 1943 – April 24, 2012 Born in Kranzburg, South Dakota to Eunice and John O’Hare, the family moved to Sioux City, Iowa when Peggy was young. Peggy attended St Joseph Catholic Schools. When she was in the 8th grade, Peggy tested, applied and was accepted into Morningside College in Sioux City. When the college discovered Peggy’s actual age, her enrollment was declined. Peggy married Kenneth Dreckman in 1957 and daughter Cindy was born in June 1959. Peggy volunteered at the center for developmentally disabled children, served in the PTA and provided a safe environment for activities for neighborhood children and animals. Peggy moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1967 where she worked at Bill Boyer Ford while attending the University of Minnesota. In 1974 Peggy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology. She worked at the University of Minnesota General College as a teaching assistant and was admitted to the University’s Law School and PhD program in Developmental Psychology. In 1977 Peggy became the first person in the history of the University of Minnesota to complete both the Juris Doctorate and a PhD program simultaneously with honors - and in only three years. While at the University of Minnesota, Peggy met a group of amazing women who later dubbed themselves “Las Damas”. This strong, talented group of women remained close friends for life. Their gatherings were often the highlight of Peggy’s years. In 1978 Peggy married Bill Truesdale. They were a fixture in the Twin Cities literary community for the next decade. The couple hosted gourmet dinner parties, book release parties for Bill’s authors, and traveled through South America, Europe, Yugoslavia and throughout the United States. Peggy continued to teach at the University of Minnesota and in 1986 began working for the Minnesota State Department of Education. She helped develop the Excellence in Education program for the state and the Para-Legal program at the University.

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In 1988 Peggy left the University and State Department to practice law full time and became a partner at Jack Jaycox and Associates. She specialized in Family Law, Divorce and Custody Disputes. Peggy also served on the board of directors and later as the President of a Twin Cities suburban Humane Society. She helped organize and served as a director for Inter-Race – an organization to improve understanding between cultures. Peggy donated her time to Mediation, which helped people resolve disputes without going to trial. She also assisted numerous arts organizations to obtain tax exempt status while writing grant proposals to provide funding for arts and educational organizations. Throughout her life, Peggy never turned away a stray animal or human. She was always generous with her time, knowledge and resources. In 1996 Peggy was diagnosed with severe, sudden onset Rheumatoid Arthritis. She dissolved her partnership and began to practice law on her own. The effects of the disease and drugs prescribed to treat the disease resulted in Peggy being declared disabled. Peggy relished her time spent with dogs. From Tanner, the Treeing Walker Coon Hound who was her constant companion as a toddler, and Tang Wu, her childhood Cocker Spaniel, Peggy developed a love and appreciation for dogs that lasted throughout her life. In 1978 Peggy met a Chinese Shar-Pei and this encounter sowed the seeds for a devotion to the Shar-Pei breed that would last the remainder of Peggy’s life. When she passed, there were two Shar-Pei and two Bulldogs with her. The last 20 years of Peggy’s life were devoted largely to the sport of purebred dogs and the people involved in the sport. Peggy served as a board member and later as secretary of the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club. She was the secretary of the Star of the North Chinese Shar-Pei club from the day the club was formed. She devoted countless hours of volunteer work to these clubs from serving on committees and organizing shows to providing judge’s hospitality and insuring the shows were a successful and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Her work resulted in years of well organized and enjoyable all breed dog shows, all breed obedience trials, specialty shows, national shows, and the four day Summer Solstice Cluster Show. Peggy won awards for her newsletter publications for both clubs. She also won the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award in 2008. Peggy was loved and respected by everyone who worked with her. And the clubs depended on her for organizational skills, attention to detail, mediation skills, and her willingness to do anything and everything asked of her. Peggy was preparing for and anxiously awaiting the June 2012 Summer Solstice Cluster Show and the Star of the North 15th Anniversary celebration when she passed. Her enduring spirit and infectious laugh will echo through the buildings and show rings at these events. She will be greatly missed by the dog show community and all who knew and loved her. Oh, here's to other meetings, And merry greetings then; And here's to those we've drunk with, But never can again. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. -Leo Buscaglia

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

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Please submit your news to Theresa Goiffon at by the 25th of each month. Thank you! a bit of website data‌ In the month of May our website had 571 hits. As one might expect, most of those visitors were from the United States. What you might find interesting, we also had visitors from Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Germany, South Africa, Ukraine, Italy, India, Brazil and Argentina.

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