Showsight September 2021

GCHP. Argon’s Percival Proctor Baxter CGC

GCHP. Argon’s Percival Proctor Baxter CGC

Multiple Group & Reserve Best In Show Winning, WKC BOB GCHP. Argon’s Percival Proctor Baxter CGC

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FCR All systems * # 1

*all systems as of 7.31.21

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fancy for you r s u p p ort of B ax t e r and Rac h e l t h i s y e ar !

Own e d by L au r i e & Mar k Mar s t e r s B r e d by Jame s ( Jak e ) Ca s saday Hand l e d by Rac h e l K u l p - r k hand l i ng@yah o o . c om

RETRIEVER (FLAT-COATED)

WEEK IN, WEEK OUT HE’S IN THEWINNERS CIRCLE!

MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOWWINNER MULTIPLE AMA BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOWWINNER

GCHS. MARTIN’S TIMEBOMB PUFF

FLASH GROUP FIRST GREATER EMPORIA KC MR. JOHN CONSTANTINE GROUP FIRST WESTERN RESERVE KC MS. SHARON MASNICK

MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOWWINNER # 1 8 TOY DOG WINNER OF OVER 30 GROUP ONES # 1 MALTESE ALL BREED *

WINNER OF MULTIPLE BIS 32 GROUP ONES AND CONSISTENT GROUP PLACEMENTS WESTMINSTER BEST OF BREED 2020 # 1 MALTESE 2019 (2020 NOT CAMPAIGNED DUE TO PANDEMIC)

THANK YOU JUDGES FOR THESE GROUP FIRSTWINS: MR. RICHARDWILLIAM POWELL, MR. ROBIN STANSELL, MS. NIKKI RIGGSBEE, MR. GARY ANDERSEN, AND DR. JOHN IOIA

BRED OWNED AND HANDLED BY DARYL MARTIN OWNED BY ROY & JO-ANN KUSUMOTO *AKC ALL BREED STATS AS OF 7/31/21

MALTESE

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MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOWWINNER MULTIPLE AMA BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOWWINNER

GCHS. MARTIN’S TIMEBOMB PUFF

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THE ROAD TO PLATINUM

HONEY EARNED HER CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE PWD NATIONAL SPECIALTY 2016 ALSO AT THAT SHOW HONEY WAS AWARDED BEST IN FUTURITY 2018 AT THE AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HONEY WON THE BRED BY EXHIBITOR WORKING GROUP 2019 HONEY WAS THE NUMBER 1 PORTUGUESE WATER DOG BITCH HONEY HAS MADE IT INTO THE TOP TWENTY 2018, 2019, AND 2020 2020 HONEY STAYED HOME TO RAISE PUPS AND SHOWED ENOUGH TO MAKE IT INTO THE TOP TWENTY 2021 HONEY EARNED HER PLATINUM GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP. ALONG THE WAY SHE HAS WON MULTIPLE GROUPS AND HAS MULTIPLE GROUP PLACEMENTS HONEY ALSO HAS AGILITY, DOCK AND WATER TITLES HONEY IS THE SECOND PWD BITCH TO EARN HER PLATINUM GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP AND ONE OF THE ONLY NINE PWD PLATINUM GRAND CHAMPIONS

THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES WHO FOUND AND APPRECIATED OUR HONEY!

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PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

NEW PLATINUM GRAND CHAMPION OVERLOOK LISIJI MEANT TO BEE DN ACT1 AOE AOM

MULTIPLE GENERATIONS OF CONFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE DOGS FORM & FUNCTION IS OUR FOCUS OWNED & BRED BY MARILU NOVY & CJ FAVRE PRESENTED BY ANGELA CHASE & CJ FAVRE COLUMBUS, GA & CUMMING, GA OV E R L O O K L I S I J I P O R T U G U E S E WAT E R D O G S

form fu &nction

Honey moves effortlessly in the water as well as in the show ring! Bred to do as her ancestors

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MU LT I P L E B E S T I N S HOW • MU LT I P L E B E S T I N S P E C I A LT Y S HOW

1 GSP NO. ALL - BREED

*AKC STATS AS OF 7/31/21

Thank You Judges Mr. Sam Houston McDonald and Mrs. Paula Nykiel for recognizing her many qualities in gorgeous Type and Balance. Many thanks to Top 25 Judges Mr. Jay Richardson, Mrs. Karin Cecil and Mr. Correy Krinkenberg and Maturity Judge Mo Farley!

Top 25 Winner and Maturity Winner 2 0 2 1 G S P C A

Katie Gochev GRAPHICS

Owners: Carley Simpson, Suzanne Acevedo & Yvonne Hassler-Deterding • Breeders: Claire Malcolm & Mariah Dupuy Owned And Presented By: Valerie Nunes-Atkinson • Assisted By: Antonio Vidmar

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POINTER (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)

GCHS CLARITY REACH THE SKY VJK-MYST

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SAMOYED

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MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER 2021 WESTMINSTER BREED WINNER

MBIS MRBIS BISS

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POINTER

ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP POINTERS

OWNED, LOVED AND EXCLUSIVELY SHOWN BY TEAM LOURIER

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MULTI PLE GROUP WINNER MULTI PLE SPECIALTY WINNER • MULTI PLE GROUP PLACEMENTS

I R I S H T E R R I E R *

THANK YOU JUDGE MRS . CAROL J EAN NELSON

THANK YOU FOR CONAR’ S SUMMER WINS

I TCNY SPEC I ALTY WI LL IAM DEVI LLENEUVE BRYN MAWR KC J ENNI FER A. MOORE LYDIA COLEMAN HUTCHINSON N I TA NEE KC JACQUEL INE STACY (G2)

BALD EAGLE KC BRIAN BOGART DR . STEVE KEATING (G2) HUNTERDON HI LLS KC CINDY VOGELS (G2) HUNTERDON HI LLS KC

MARCIA FELD (G4) SUSQUE-NANGO KC CHARLOTTE PATTERSON (G4) T IOGA KC RODNEY HERNER (G4) NEWTON KC CAROL J EAN NELSON (G1 ) PAMELA PEAT SCHOOLEY ’ S MOUNTA I N KC WI LL IAM DEVI LLENEUVE (G4) DR . GERALD PENTA PLA I NF I ELD KC APRI L CLYDE (G2)

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IRISH TERRIER

B R E E Z Y ’ S C H A R M I N G C O N A R T I S T silver grand champion

G C H G M E R R Y M A C Z T R I K I N G X C H B R E E Z Y ’ S H O T T O P I C

B R E D B Y : T E R R I VA N D E Z A N D E

H A N D L E D B Y : J A M E S D I C K S O N

OW N E D B Y : N I N A WA R R E N

©JOHN ASHBEY

*AKC BREED & ALL BREED STATS AS OF 8/20/21 4 X B E S T I N S P E C I A LT Y W I N N E R 2 0 2 0 & NUMBER ONE I R I S H T E R R I E R I N 2 0 2 0

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B I S N B I S S G C H B C H FLINTCREST FIVE STAR GENERAL

IT’S BEEN A HOT SUMMER! THANK YOU JUDGE MRS . PAULA NYK I EL

TUALATIN KENNEL CLUB Group 3, Susan St. John Brown SAMMAMISH KENNEL CLUB Group 3, Robert Robinson SAMMAMISH KENNEL CLUB Group 3, Patricia Robinson RAINIER SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION Group 4, Sam Houston McDonald OLYMPIC KENNEL CLUB Group 2, Paula Nykiel IRISH WATER SPANIEL CLUB OF PUGET SOUND Best in Specialty Show, Joyce Vanek IRISH WATER SPANIEL CLUB OF PUGET SOUND Best in Specialty Show, Pamela Lambie

GIG HARBOR KENNEL CLUB Group 3, Marissa Clark GIG HARBOR KENNEL CLUB Group 2, Suzanne Dillin PUYALLUP VALLEY DOG FANCIERS, INC.

Group 1, Betsy Horn Humer PORTLAND KENNEL CLUB Group 2, Dianne Kroll PORTLAND KENNEL CLUB Group 1, Jay Richardson PORTLAND KENNEL CLUB Group 1, Polly Smith Best in Show, Robin Riel TUALATIN KENNEL CLUB Group 3, Ken Murray

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SPANIEL (IRISH WATER)

G R A N T

Breeders: Colleen McDaniel & Stacy Duncan Owners: Stacy Duncan & Cat Shelby Handler: Stacy Duncan

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POODLE (STANDARD)

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*AKC STATS AS OF 7/31/21

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DOBERMAN PINSCHER

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AMERICA’S NUMBER 1 MALTESE *

OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO JUDGES, MR. DANA CLINE, MR. ROBERT HUTTON, MR. DENNIS MCCOY, MRS. BARBARA DEMPSEY ALDERMAN, AND MR. DOUGLAS JOHNSON

*AKC BREED STATS AS OF 7/31/21

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MALTESE

F L A SH ! H AR RY W I N S B ACK TO B ACK TOY GROUP SHOWS

RBIS MBISS GRCHG SEABREEZE THAT ONE PARTICULAR HARBOR MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNING 2020 NATIONAL SPECIALTY WINNING MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY WINNING MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING

Presented by Rachael Sawyer & Sandy Bingham-Porter Bred and owned by Sandy Bingham-Porter

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TIMELESS Karen Keller-Ross Vice-President of MASCUSA t ime l es s aus s i es . com AKC Bre eder of Mer i t

ABINGTON Patti Cutler abingtonmini s . com AKC Bre eder of Mer i t

Handled by: Clint and Karen Livingston Bred by: Karen Keller-Ross & Debra Shambaugh Co-owned by: Karen Keller-Ross & Patti Cutler

BISS GCHP Timeless Slice of Life # 1 # 1 America’s Sweetheart Breed * AKC Grand Championship Standings *

*AKC stats as of 7/31/21

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MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD

TIMELESS Karen Keller-Ross Vice-President of MASCUSA t ime l es s aus s i es . com AKC Bre eder of Mer i t

ABINGTON Patti Cutler abingtonmini s . com AKC Bre eder of Mer i t

44 Group Placements, almost half are Group Ones with many more to come! # 1 # 9 All Breed * Herding Group Dog *

Thank you to all the judges for finding Chloe in the quality dog lineups.

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*ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 7/31/21

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AIREDALE TERRIER

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B R E E D E R S O F 1 4 # 1 R A N K E D B E L G I A N M A L I N O I S Broadcreek Belgian Malinois B R E D B Y S U S A N A N D L A R R Y L E G G & D R . & M R S . M O N R O E KO R N F E L D 4 4 3 - 4 8 0 - 8 3 9 9 / / 3 0 2 - 3 8 9 - 5 1 1 7 / / S U S A N L E G G 7 @ G M A I L . C O M / / C L AY T O N , D E L AWA R E

GCH Broadcreek’s Mirabella The most winning Malinois in the History of the Breed with 10 Best in Shows, 50 Group 1, and BISS at 12 yrs old. Owned by Shawn Mullinix

CH Broadcreek’s Orion Owned & Bred by Larry and Susan Legg & Dr. & Mrs. Monroe Kornfeld

Broadcreek’s Onyx & Simba Owned by Marsha Legg & Rob Atkins

CH Broadcreek’s Hoosier Knight Owned by Rick & Stephanie Welder

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BELGIAN MALINOIS

Vader

GCHG Broadcreek’s Darth Vader of Darste

#1 Owner Handled * #1 Belgian Malinois in 2018 Owned & Bred by Susan and Larry Legg & Dr. & Mrs. Monroe Kornfeld Co-Owned by Dara & Andrew Conklin

GCH Broadcreek’s Abbey Road Owned & Bred by Larry and Susan Legg & Dr. & Mrs. Monroe Kornfeld

GCHG Broadcreek’s in the sky with Diamonds @ Witzke Handled by Dennis Witzke

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“Beautiful exhibit with a compact body and good spring of rib. Pretty face with kind expression and large round eyes with a well- cushioned muzzle. Excellent movement both coming and going. This gal has so many good things going for her!” Dr. Margaret Reed

GCH Legacy Chenin Blanc with Evera Owned by Michele True, Co-owned with Dawn Stevens-Lindemaier Bred by Dawn Stevens-Lindemaier candid photography by©SueBee Photography

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CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL

GCH Legacy Chenin Blanc with Evera

Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Judge Mrs. Evalyn Gregory for including Bliss in the cut at Westminster Kennel Club. Congratulations to Best of Breed Winners and Westminster Kennel Club for putting on an extraordinary event. FLASH SARASOTAKENNEL CLUB 6/16/2021 JUDGE: Mrs. Barbara Dempsey Alderman OS/BOBOH JUDGE: Mr. Gary L. Andersen SEL/BOBOH

GREATER VENICE FLORIDA DOG CLUB INC (2) 6/18/2021 JUDGE: Michael Canalizo BOBOH MID-FLORIDA CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL 6/19/2021 SWEEPSTAKES JUDGE: Gwendolyn Wells SEL/BOBOH

Is Making A Big Splash

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AJAX

Our sincerest appreciation to all the judges who have appreciated Ajax

I N T C H B I S M B I S S G C H G Pengwen’s Southernwind Trojan War Triumph C D X , G N , R A , N A , C G C A , R O M

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DOBERMAN PINSCHER

Owned by: Kay Backues , DVM 918-521-2965 Perfectly Presented by: Teresa Nail & Ray Lively 817-454-7417 Bred By: Cecilia Martinez & Gwen Myers , DVM Wishing everyone safe travels to Nationals

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“ S T R O N G ” “ S O L I D ” A N D “ F I R M ” Ethan

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP PLACEMENTS

BISS GCHG BLUDRIFT’S ESCAPADES WITH ETHAN CGC OWNED BY MARY MONAHAN & LUANNE MOEDE BRED BY LUANNE MOEDE HANDLED BY CHELSAY PAUL GRUBB LEONBERGER

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NUMBER ONE LEONBERGER ALL SYSTEMS *

ETHAN AND CHELSAY PICTURED WITH JUDGE PATRICIA (PAT) HASTINGS

ETHAN AND CHELSAY PICTURED WITH JUDGE MRS . NANCY LIEBES OUR SINCEREST APPRECIATION AND THANK YOU TO ALL JUDGES WHO HAVE RECOGNIZED ETHAN’S FINE TYPE AND QUALITY. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUE SEEING YOU ALL AT UPCOMING SHOWS.

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*ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 7/31/21

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Message from the Publisher AJ ARAPOVIC

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Form Follows Function STEPHANIE HEDGEPATH

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You’ve Got ShowSight DAVID AND DARLENE SCHEIRIS

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Win With Humility WALTER J. SOMMERFELT

155 Terriers VARIOUS GUESTS 265 American Eskimo Dog VARIOUS GUESTS 270 Cardigan Welsh Corgi VARIOUS GUESTS 275 Newfoundland VARIOUS GUESTS 281 Pomeranian VARIOUS GUESTS 284 Spinone Italiano VARIOUS GUESTS 286 Coming Attractions

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Lines From Linda LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR Candids: Keystone Cluster JOHN CONSTANTINE-AMODIE

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100 Keystone Cluster 2021

WALTER J. SOMMERFELT, PHOTOS BY JEAN EDWARDS

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Adam King Breeder Interview ALLAN REZNIK

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Show Chairs Never Sit MARY ELLEN MEYER Candids: Crab Orchard MARY JO TRIMBLE

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Ring Ready VARIOUS GUESTS

288 Index to Advertisers

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New rising star TUL I PA GCH Nicairn Hjo Got The Spirit

Proudly Presented By: Klayton harris & nicola higgins Owned by: Nicola Higgins bred by: nicola higgins & Carol Onstad

© HAN 2021

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A M E S S A G E F R OM T H E P U B L I S H E R

FRIENDS,

Approximately 45 days ago, we announced that SHOWSIGHT THE PLACE FOR PUREBRED DOGS WITH PURPOSE is launching the largest project that has been ever even attempted by a publishing house or media channel in our community. The response we have received from you about our new digital BREED MAG- AZINES has simply left us speechless. We’ve never received such an overwhelming number of emails, phone calls, social media and text messages on a daily basis—and they haven’t stopped coming. In the 12 years that I have been a part of SHOWSIGHT I’ve never struggled as I have recently to reply to all messages within 48 hours. I would like to take this time to apologize to every individual and all Parent Club Board Members who may still be waiting to receive a return phone call from us. We are replying to everyone in the order in which your message was received. We ask that you please be patient with us as it is crucial that all of your questions are answered in detail. You will be hearing back from us! Our BREED MAGAZINES have taken the digital world by storm. For some breeds, more than 70 pages of educational materi- als has already been received. For others, the total number of pages is 5, 15, and on and on... With your support, our digital magazines include educational material on every single AKC-recognized breed. And when it comes to kennel advertisements, we have yet to slow down. We have already received hundreds of bookings for these and we are working to complete every single advertisement and editorial within 30 days of receipt of all materals. What has pleased us here at SHOWSIGHT is the knowing that every single preservation purebred dog breeder, Parent Club Board of Directors, and their membership understand the need of this proj- ect—if they, their breed, and our community as a whole is to have a successful future. This latest project was developed in response to all the misin- formation that has been published on various websites, social media pages, and individual breeder websites on just about every single breed. Not to mention the amount of dishonesty published by indi- vidual breeders through various marketplaces—pretending to be something they are not and hiding behind perfectly Photoshopped images. Some even going so far as to say they are an “Award-Winning Kennel” or “Breeder of Merit” when they are not. Unfortunately, many puppy buyers simply don’t know any better. We will not allow this to happen in our BREED MAGAZINES. Every single breeder who requests that their kennel—and their dogs —be published by Aramedia Group, publisher of SHOWSIGHT Magazine, will specifically be asked to provide 100% proof of their claims. Any attempt to mislead readers through false claims will result in the removal of content and a ban on all future advertising. We will not publish anything negative about these “breeders,” but we won’t allow them to be part of our channel. Within 12 to 24 months, we expect our channel to have millions of monthly viewers globally. Of course, all of our marketing dollars spent with Google, Facebook, and other channels will only be target- ing the US and Canadian markets. Our motto is straight forward: Support breeders who have devoted their lives to breeding healthy, typey purebred dogs AND “Grow the Sport of Purebred Dogs by bringing in many new people.” These two things we do to protect the core values that have made the dog show community successful in the first place, and to get rid of strategies that have been hurting us... In the last 10 years, the canine industry has grown by over 700%, but our purebred dog community hasn’t grown much at all. (In many cases, the numbers have dropped dramatically.) So, who did grow? Puppy millers and “breeders” of designer mixes. Why? They have utilized technology to build better websites and social media pages with top-quality photography, which in many cases isn’t even their own work! They know that puppy buyers don’t know any better. These “dog breeders” use social media and various websites to get their opinions out there to millions, while we haven’t done a very good job to promote our message. And for a while, we really didn’t

have to. In fact, many of us still don’t have to utilize social media to remain successful. But if we care about the preservation of purebred dogs and the dog show community as a whole, we have no choice but to relentlessly get our message out in front. All we have to do is make sure that everything we publish is of high quality and is factually correct. All content we publish will either be educational or motivational. I did forget to mention that this plan was born in 2018, and as with all important things, has taken time to develop. The launch of our BREED MAGAZINES took three years, as we needed to prepare funds and speak with thousands of breeders and many breed clubs to see how they feel about it and how things should it be done. As many of you already know, we are not taking one single dime from the clubs or the breeders. The only thing we will ever charge for is if a breeder calls us to place an advertisement on their own kennel. Even when it comes to soliciting advertising, we will not be aggres- sively reaching out. On occasion, we will send emails and utilize social media to share special rates. But that’s about it. If we receive 55 pages of articles on one breed and zero advertisements, we will still publish all 55 editorial pages. Although I can’t speak for every single employee in my company, I can speak for myself. “I didn’t purchase Doll-McGinnis Publications in 2017 just to publish a dog show magazine and brag about it. I truly wish to make a huge difference for the Purebred Dog Community—and this is just the start.” I hope that I don’t ruffle any feathers with this statement, but my first “ask” of every single dog show person is not to forget the real reason we are showing dogs. (And it isn’t to win a ribbon.( Yes, of course, we have people who come into the community for hobby purposes. They want to have fun and we should support them and be grateful for their support. But I am not speaking about them here. I am speaking about those who keep saying that they are a dog show person. We have too many within our sport who say they are a true dog show person, but seeing their actions does’t support this claim. These people seem consumed by winning a ribbon at all costs. I wish I was permitted to name the 100+ individuals who have been part of the dog show world for the past 30 to 50 years whom I have been speak- ing with over the past year. Some are professional handlers, owner-handlers, breeder/owner-handlers, and judges. These dedicated fanciers are the ones who have told me what we need to do. I am just sharing this information with you as it opened my eyes—and now I want to open yours too, if they aren’t already. I am nobody to tell anyone what to do, of course, but my sug- gestion to everyone (especially the newcomers and the younger generations) is to bother the experienced members of our community who have built the the sport into something special. I have done this, and it is the number one reason why I am where I am at today. Although I am young in age, mentally, I feel 30 years older. I was raised by my grandparents since I was two days old, and I have been serving people with a lot of wisdom since age 20. At the same time, I kept becoming involved in groups and activities with people who are my age. All of these things com- bined has helped me to understand all age groups, as all age groups are part of my daily life. As CEO of Aramedia Group, I promise you that we will always do what the community needs and approves us to do. Judging from the thousands of responses we have already received in such short time frame, it seems that our educational BREED MAGAZINES have become a hit! I am pleading for your to reach out if you have ideas that we should imple- ment to help your breed and our community. Each BREED MAGAZINE can only be as strong as its breeders and clubs will allow. Our apologies, but we won’t be giving out ribbons for your generosity. I will, however, promise you that you will receive much more than a ribbon. You will get permanent satisfaction from knowing that you’ve done the right thing for your breed and for the purebred dog community.

Sincerely,

AJ ARAPOVIC, OWNER & PUBLISHER

Est 1992

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ANGE L RBIS GCHG Nicairn Angelonia Hjo Got The Spirit DCAT 2020 & 2021 national SPECIALTY Cairn Terrier Club of America Top 20 Best in Show !

Bred and Owned by: Nicola Higgins & Carol Onstad Proudly Presented By: Klayton harris & nicola higgins

a big Thank to you Esteemed Judges: Mrs. Karen Wilson Mrs. Louise Hooper Mr. Clint Livingston Mr. edd e. bivin

CAIRN TERRIER

Form Follows FUNCTION

BY STEPHANIE SEABROOK HEDGEPATH

THE BODY OF THE DOG (THE CHEST)

W hen one thinks of movement in the canine, thoughts often go first to the angulation of the fore and rear quarters of the dog. While these areas certainly have a major role in motion, there are other structural areas that influence a dog’s movement. Some areas influence movement in subtle ways and other sections of the struc- tural whole can have more of an impact. What role does a dog’s thorax (chest) play in its movement? Have you ever thought about what your breed’s standard has to say about this part of their anatomy and why? Does it say a little or a lot, or nothing at all? The rib cage is made up of thirteen thoracic vertebrae and thirteen pairs of ribs. The floor of the chest (sternum or brisket) is formed by a row of eight bones called the sternebrae (sternum or breastbone), which are connected by cartilage. (See Figure 1.) The prosternum is the longest bone of these sternebrae. It is locat- ed at the front and it juts out ahead of the shoulder joint (the joint were the shoul- der blade articulates with the upper arm). The other end of this chain of bones of the sternum (under the body) ends with the xyphoid process. (See Figures 1 & 2.)

Figure 1. The Canine Thorax (Chest/Rib Cage)

Figure 2. Ribcage from Below (Illustration from Canine Terminology, © 2012 Dogwise, Used with Permission)

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FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

Figure 3. Chest Shapes

The oval-tapered, or egg-shaped, chest provides the same flat surface for the shoulder blade movement, and the narrow- ing of the bottom of the oval helps to permit leg convergence under the body of the dog, which is especially important in the dwarf breeds. (See Figure 5.) From the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Standard: “Body—Rib cage should be well sprung, slightly egg- shaped and moderately long. Deep chest, well let down between the forelegs.” The round chest of the Bulldog gives maximum volume for the heart and lungs, and this wider chest spreads the front legs farther apart, providing for more stability in the stance. (See Figure 6.) From the Bulldog Standard: “Body—The brisket and body should be very capacious, with full sides, well-rounded ribs and very deep from the shoulders down to its lowest part, where it joins the chest. It should be well let down between the shoulders and forelegs, giving the dog a broad, low, short-legged appearance. Chest—The chest should be very broad, deep and full.” In contrast to the Bulldog, the narrower oval chest of many dogs varies from breed to breed, and also varies in the breadth of the chest. It is particularly found in Sighthounds such as the Grey- hound, as it allows the shoulder blade to oscillate more efficiently on their narrower, more flat-sided chest. (See Figure 7.) The shape of the Sighthound is more aerodynamic, which helps to ensure that they can reach and maintain their high running speeds. From the Greyhound Standard: “Chest—Deep, and as wide as consistent with speed, fairly well-sprung ribs.” From the Whippet Standard: “Bris- ket very deep, reaching as nearly as possible to the point of the elbow. Ribs well sprung but with no suggestion of barrel shape. The space between the forelegs is filled in so that there is no appearance of a hol- low between them.”

This entire structure is referred to as the thorax or chest, and often more simply as the rib cage. It serves several functions, including the protection of the vital organs contained within its bounds (most notably the heart and lungs) and the initiation of a bellows-like action necessary for breathing. It also acts as a sup- porting structure upon which the forequarters are “hung.” The chest also determines the width of the dog. Let’s take a closer look at the terminology used when describ- ing the chest, and how its make and shape can influence the dog’s movement. There are basically four shapes of the canine chest; the oval, the oval-tapered (egg-shaped), the round or barrel, and the narrow chest. (See Figure 3.) The round chest has the greatest volume of any shape and the least surface area. Plus, the ribs are structurally stronger. The other shapes have a decrease in the volume of the chest cavity as the chest narrows, but it also deepens to allow room for the heart and lungs. The oval chest provides a flat surface for the oscillation of the shoulder blade and is the most commonly found shape of the chest in the dog. An oval chest is one that is deeper than wide. (See Figure 4.) From the German Shepherd Dog Standard: “Chest— Commencing at the prosternum, it is well filled and carried well down between the legs. It is deep and capacious, never shallow, with ample room for lungs and heart, carried well forward, with the pro- sternum showing ahead of the shoulder in profile. Ribs well sprung and long, neither barrel-shaped nor too flat, and carried down to a sternum which reaches to the elbows. Correct ribbing allows the elbows to move back freely when the dog is at a trot. Too round causes interference and throws the elbows out; too flat or short causes pinched elbows.”

Figure 4. Oval

Figure 5. Egg Shape

Figure 6. Round

Figure 7. Narrow

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FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

The climate in which a breed worked may also have some say in the shape of the chest, as the rounder chest has less surface volume per pound of weight, and thus, less heat loss—an advantage in cold climates and for smaller dogs. The oval chest has more surface area, an obvious advantage in hot climates. The majority of breeds fall somewhere in between the narrow and the round chest (in varying degrees of an oval) and most have a reduction of chest size immedi- ately behind the elbows that then expands to full volume, allowing for maximum heart and lung room, and permitting efficiency of movement of the forequarters. Each of the 13 ribs of the chest articulate with a thoracic verte- brae at the top. (See Figure 8.) All but the last four ribs articulate with the sternum at the bottom. (See Figure 9.) Between these two portions is the main body (shaft) of the rib. The shaft of the rib is basically oval in shape, and the first six or seven ribs are flattened somewhat near the top of the rib when viewed from the side. This slight flattening of the outside of these ribs forms a smooth surface over which the shoulder blade moves when the dog is in motion. The remaining ribs behind this first group of somewhat flattened ribs are much more rounded, forming the remainder of the rib cage. The bottom ends of the first nine ribs are made of cartilage and are joined to the sternum by cartilaginous joints. The 10th–12th ribs do not join the sternum, but are usually attached to one another by cartilage at the end of the rib. The last rib is usually unattached and is most often called a “floating” rib. (Refer to “Cartilage” in Figure 1.) One of the most important functions of the rib cage is to pro- vide the mechanics for breathing. The unique shape (and the con- nection between the ribs and the thoracic vertebrae) allows the ribs to swing forward and outward, and is called a “Bucket Handle” movement as it resembles the handle of a bucket. When the ribs swing outward and forward, the internal capacity of the chest cavi- ty increases, allowing the lungs to expand and a breath to be drawn into the lungs. This act of inspiration is active, whereas exhalation is passive and occurs when the muscles relax and the ribs move backward and inward. (See Figure 8.) This action speaks volumes to the importance of the correct shape of chest for every breed of dog, and it’s why attention to detail in the make and shape of the rib cage is so vital. Small variances in the shape of the rib, espe- cially where it attaches to the spine, can affect the dog’s ability to get enough air into the lungs when in motion. The phrase “spring of rib” comes from the shape of the rib and rib cage as it “springs” or arches out from the spine and continues to flow into a rounded rib cage, especially in the latter half of the ribs behind the scapula. Volume comes from depth, but it also comes from the width of the ribbing, and a “slab-sided” dog is one in which the ribbing in this area is more flattened instead of rounded. Some breed standards call for a narrower rib cage (slightly sprung or slightly rounded), but they usually state that the chest should be deep and extend well to the rear, thus providing enough capacity for heart and lungs. The make and shape of the chest can have a major effect on the fore assembly. Depending upon the shape of the chest, the front assembly can be pushed forward or outward and contribute to eva- sive motion of the front feet, such as moving wide or paddling or winging. A dog that is slab-sided is too narrow in width of ribs or the ribs are flat, with little spring of rib. This causes the chest to be narrow across the entire length of the body when viewed from above. These dogs are inclined to move “close” coming and going; where the foreleg tries to incline toward the centerline but the col- umn of support is broken at the pasterns, and where hocks lead the feet to move parallel and close to each other without crossing over. The Bulldog’s round chest places the muscular, very heavy shoul-

Figure 8 Rib Articulation with Vertebra (Illustration from Canine Terminology, © 2012 Dogwise, Used with Permission)

Figure 9. Rib Articulation with Sternum (Illustration from Canine Terminology, © 2012 Dogwise, Used with Permission)

ders widespread and slanting outward, giving stability and great power. Bulldoggers describe this shoulder assembly as “tacked on” to the body. The Bearded Collie standard calls for ribs that “…are well sprung from the spine but are flat at the sides.” This is under- stood in a dog that has a body described as “…long and lean, and, though strongly made, does not appear heavy.” I hope this article inspires you to think about your own breed in a somewhat different manner. Like the old song lyric, “the thigh bone’s connected to the leg bone,” I hope that this closer look at a part of the body we don’t often think about causes you to study your standard and understand how your breed was supposed to perform the function for which it was developed. When pondering this, you should also know the terrain and the climate in which your breed was expected to work, in order to fully understand why the breed is formed the way it is. All of this information helps you to better understand why your breed differs from others of its kind. Learn about the whole dog so that you can then see how the indi- vidual parts interact. Learning the hallmarks of your breed is the only way we can preserve our beloved breeds for future generations. If you have any questions or comments, or to schedule a semi- nar, contact me via email at jimanie@ welshcorgi.com.

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