Top Notch Toys February 2019

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8 This Month in Top Notch Toys

All About the Miniature Pinscher Shelley Erdman

TNT Top Twenty Toys

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10 From the 18 Toy Talk

It’s About The Dogs Janis McGee

TNT All-Breed System

Editor-in-Chief Joe McGinnis

Executive Editor Emeritus Chief Media Consultant editor@aramediagrp.com

The Beautiful Yorkshire Terrier

TNT Breed System

Bonnie Guggenheim

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Photos by Tom Weigand 72

National Owner Handled System Top Toys

The Value of Pedigrees Nigel Aubrey-Jones

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Blast From the Past Submitted by Pam Guevara 81

Advertising and Subscription Rates

46 Kennel Club of Palm Springs Candids

Photos by Sharon Carvalho 76

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False Pregnancy or Pseudopregnancy in Dogs Ernest Ward, DVM

Index to Advertisers

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Dandy “ D AN D Y N E V E R L E AV E S H OME W I T H O U T H I S B O U T O NN I È R E , T O P H AT, WA L K I N G S T I C K AN D TA I L S A WA G G I N G ” H E AV E N LY D AN D Y ’ S K I C K I N B O O T S J U D G E MR . J E F F E R Y K E S T N E R H U N T S V I L L E K E NN E L C L U B

H E ’ S S O F I N E , I S N ’ T H E A D AN D Y L O O K F O R AN G I E C O O K E AN D D AN D Y I N T H E R I N G 2 0 1 9 !

OWN E D B Y : C A S S AN D R A W I L L I AMS | B R E D B Y : D R . D U N C AN S I MMO N S & B O NN I E S I MMO N S | P R E S E N T E D B Y : AN G I E C O O K E

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I DON ’ T THINK I’ VE EVER BEEN ACCUSED of lying down on the job but, in truth, in ’18, I kind of did. More about that later, but first a huge burst of energy and enthu- siasm for a whole new ballgame to all my Toy fanciers. I am as elated as you are to hit the rings and rack up wonderful memories before we’re too quickly thrust into 2020, which promises to be interesting to say the least. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. While 2018 certainly had its moments, ’19 has some exciting things to which we can look forward, too—most notably the AKC Museum of the Dog’s move from St. Louis back home to Manhattan. I for one can’t wait to see this beautiful facility; the photos that have surfaced so far look gorgeous. The Grand Opening is the Friday before Westminster, February eighth; it’s located at 101 Park Av- enue between 40th & 41st in the same building as AKC’s home. I hope to see many of you there. We’ll have complete coverage next month, here. Near here last month was AKC’s flagship event, the record- breaking National Championship with the myriad of accompanying functions and competitions, all of which grow bigger and better each year. I’ve been fortunate to have attended every AKC show— now numbering eighteen—and those who looked skeptical in its early days have now no doubt become convinced of its import. Speaking of which, while eighteen seems a lot of trips to a par- ticular dog show, it pales in comparison to the fact that this year represents my fortieth consecutive trip to Westminster (and I be- lieve my 40th trip to Progressive). Although I know people who’ve attended many more, I’m considering it quite a feather in my cap...although for a while there it looked like I wouldn’t get there at all. In the bar, in Philadelphia, after Best in Show at the National Dog Show, four of us were discussing the year that passed, and for the first time I told the story of my crazy 2018 to people outside my immediate circle. And since I did, and I know there had already been rumors afoot, I guess I’ll repeat it here. Only because it’s al- most funny in a black-comedy-of-errors way. New Year’s Day 2018 started off sad, for one of my older dogs had a cerebral hemorrhage in the wee hours and before I could do anything for her, she left us. That in addition to the pneumonia I was fighting wasn’t a very nice start to the year. My 39th trip to the Garden was almost ruined by another bout of it, compounded by the flu. During BIS I turned to Jackie Fogel and asked “Am I burning up?” She assured me that I was, but I made it through the entire Westminster week before collapsing into bed in my hotel for three days, flat on my back. I recovered enough to board a plane the next Sunday, fly home, and sleep for the better part of the week. What a waste. I want to take a moment to extend condolences to our own aforementioned Jackie Fogel and family on the loss of her father Martin, at ninety-eight years of age. Also, to my own family on the loss of our beloved Aunt Mickey (Mary McGinnis Habetler) just days shy of her 102nd birthday. May they both rest in peace. But back to the story of my hapless year. A few months after the Garden I fell at home, landing on my knees, rendering myself unable to walk (or stand) for almost two months. While I was laid up and dopey on pain meds, which I hate, I awoke in the middle Good Riddance to 2018? FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis III

of the night to dis- cover a burglar stand- ing next to my bed, helping himself to stuff that was not his. Was I hallucinating? No. Unable to get out of bed, all I had for defense was my voice which was loud enough to cause him to flee, albeit with an

Photo David Woo for AKC

armful of irreplaceable things. Even better: although he dropped his car keys on the floor of my bedroom while escaping, and the car remained outside my front gate overnight, the police were un- able to pin the crime on anyone. Although we’re quite sure we know who it was. During all this I was back and forth to doctors trying to once again breathe, and walk. And then they discovered stage four lung cancer. And when they tried to administer chemo, it literally almost killed me. I was hospitalized for a week, then sent home and told Chemo was off the table--for me--and I needed the care of Hospice. My best friend flew in from California, my siblings from around the country, and things looked bleak. I retired to bed, in much the same position as in the photo above. (Apologies to Dr. Caroline Coile and her dogs for the crop job but hey, if you want to be in a Toy magazine...buy a Toy!) But I was not done yet. A trip to Tampa brought more fun; re- turning home, traffic on the interstate was stopped cold, and as we sat there we were rear-ended (at 70 mph). We weren’t seriously in- jured, but the car has now been in the shop for two months, await- ing parts from Germany. And late in December, to keep my spirits up, I resorted to a favorite candy treat: Turtles, which I keep in the freezer because I like them cold. Looking back on a fairly awful year I sat down, glad it was almost over, and took a bite of my candy. And I broke a tooth. I then decided to sit, quiet and still, and not move till the last ring of the bell on December 31st. But things are looking up. With help and support of friends and family I’ve been able to keep up with my workload and I’ve yet to miss a deadline (in thirty-nine years). And the last checkup I was told that my condition had improved! I tell you none of this for sympathy; I often laugh because it’s been, to use a clinical term, nuts. But during 2018 I enjoyed nu- merous wonderful judging assignments, watched this magazine continue to grow and improve, and spent time with many fellow fanciers who make it all worthwhile. And I extend my admiration to all my “fellow warriors,” to use a term courtesy of my friend Maria Arechaederra, many of whom have it way tougher than I do. My love and strength to all. I hope I used up much of the bad luck in the universe, so your (and my) 2019 can be perfect. I’ll see you in New York and

many other places. Till then, remember: He Who Lives with the most Toys Wins!

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RICHARD L e BEAU BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLER:

THANK YOU JUDGE EUGENE BLAKE

MICHAEL J. WHITE, MD, CO-OWNER:

who recognized Champ in the Toy Groups and National Owner Handler Series THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES

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#2 ALL BREED BLENHEIM & PRINCE CHARLES ENGLISH TOY SPANIEL IN AMERICA ** #1 OWNER HANDLER 2018 *

*AKC NOHS stats 2018 **TNT all breed stats as of 12/31/18

CHAMP

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TOY TALK ETCETERA by Bonnie Guggenheim, TNT Advertising Director & Associate Editor

A QUESTION AND ANSWER

photo bottom left submitted by Becky Jackson

I f you could ask a question of your fellow breeders and exhibitors, what would that be? I’d like your questions for future. • What role do you believe social media plays in your special Toy breed? Is this positive interac- tion with others in Group Five? • The Owner Handlers Series is more important and offers an opportunity to add interest and hone your handling skills. Do you participate? Elaborate if you like. • How carefully do you research pedigrees when choosing a stud dog? Do you go back more than three generations? • What articles would you like to see published in Top

Notch Toys that would be fun or educational? There are many talented, long time breeders in every Toy breed that could write articles of interest to a large number. If you are one of them, please contact me! • Is the Bred By class your “go to” class because it is your passion to breed wonderful represen- tatives or do you feel enter in Open feeling more wins come from this class? • There are skilled and well known Toy dog handlers— some specialize in drop coated breeds, others in Terrier types, but all are hard working profes- sionals. Who would you consid- er “handler of the year?”

• What questionwould you like to see in a future survey? Remember, inquiring minds want to know... please email your an- swers for the upcoming issue along with any questions you might have for our readers. Keep our slogan in mind when al- locating your advertising dollars. “DON’T GET LOST IN THE OTH- ER MAGAZINES, STAY FOUND IN TOP NOTCHTOYS.” Win lots more, love and enjoy your dogs and send adorable puppy pic- tures for the Toy Box. Bonnie bonnie@aramediagrp.com 863.738.8848

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Sincere appreciation to Judge Mr. Benson Ray for honoring Stryker with this exciting BISOH win.

N U M B E R 2 OWN E R H A N D L E D * *A KC N O H S S TAT S A S O F 1 / 1 2 / 1 9

Our gratitude to Judge Mr. Houston Clark for awarding Stryker this great Group 1. Stryker STRYKER IS PROVING THAT GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF OUR BREED WILL ALWAYS EXCEL A VERY CORRECT YORKIE! M U LT I P L E G R O U P P L AC I N G | B I S O H G C H T YAVA’ S S U G A R F O OT ’ S S T R I K E F O R C E

BREEDER AVA TYREE | TYAVAS YORKIES

OWNER / HANDLER VICKI EDWARDS | SUGARFOOT YORKIES

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Many are worthy...

congratulates the 2018 AKC National Championship winners, who distinguished themselves from more than 5,000 competitors.

Reserve Best in Show Working Group Winner “QUERIDA” GCHS CH Sammantic Querida Handler: Andrew Green

Sporting Group Winner “KEVIN” GCHS CH Nani Breica N Crosswinds Aloha Handler: Derek Beatty

Terrier Group Winner “ISAAC” GCHG CH Roserock’s My Eyes Adored You Handler: Taffe McFadden

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only one can be crowned

2018 National Champion “WHISKEY”

Hound Group Winner GCHP CH Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey Handler: Justin Smithey

Toy Group Winner “BIGGIE” GCHP CH Hill Country’s Puttin’ On The Ritz Handler: Esteban Farias

Herding Group Winner “SLICK” GCHP2 CH Majestic Elite Clever Endeavor PT Handler: Jamie Clute

Non-Sporting Group Winner “PRINCETON” GCHP CH Le Petit Prince De La Bete Handler: Jenny Rangel

© ROYAL CANIN © SAS 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: American Kennel Club

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BROOKVIEW

A Dog That’s MADE WELL...

MOVES WELL...

BROOKVIEW’S FIRST YOELLE B I S S OH G C H C H BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNING OWNER HANDLED 1 GCHB CH TAPYOCA’S YANCEY AT BROOKVIEW (YTCA TOP SIRE) X MBISS GCHG BROOKVIEW’S REBEL YALE, ROM (YTCA TOP DAM) *AKC NOHS STATS AS OF 1/2/19 OWNER HANDLED YORKSHIRE TERRIER BITCH * numbe� 22 • T op N otch T oys , F ebruary 2019

CHIC #119301 Proud participant in CHIC for a healthy future Yoelle YORKSHIRE TERRIERS OFA Eyes - NORMAL OFA Patellas - NORMAL FULL DENTITION

ALWAYS BREEDER-OWNER HANDLED BY MATINA E. JOHNSON AKC BREEDER OF MERIT | YTCA TOP BREEDER | BKC BREEDER OF THE YEAR

BROOKVIEW YORKSHIRE TERRIERS | BROOKVIEWYORKIES.COM

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GiGi

GiGi finished her Champion title in two weekends winning three 5 pt. majors under judges Mrs. Sharon Masnick (pictured) , Mr. Johnny Shoemaker and Mr. Merle Taylor—including a BOB win over 5 specials from the classes. CH SUNRISE DRAGON GALA BIRD

Baron is pictured winning a 5 pt. major under judge Mrs. Sharon Masnick his first time in the ring. SUNRISE DRAGON BARON Baron

Arya won WB at both Pekingese Specialties in NY last year under breeder judges Mr. Paul Pearce (pictured) and Ms. Marie Patten. Arya SUNRISE DRAGON ARYA STARK

We wish to thank these judges for honoring our dogs with these prestigious wins!

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Chuka GCH SUNRISE DRAGON MISTER TWISTER

(MBIS MULT I CH SUNRISE DRAGON I Z LOVE AND DESIRE X RUS JCH SUNRISE DRAGON GOLDEN QUEENN)

Chuka starts off the year winning Toy Group placements under judges Mr. Johnny Shoemaker, Mr. Yuri Fabricio Pastor and Mrs. Wendy WIllhauk. Thank you judges for these awards!

We wish to thank Elena Artemenko of Sunrise Dragon for sharing her extensive knowledge, dedicated hard work, top quality bloodlines and lovely dogs with us.

bred by SUNRISE DRAGON ELENA ARTEMENKO Moscow, Russia

owned by SASHELLIE PEKINGESE KATHY HAMILTON

owned & handled by LEGADOS PEKINGESE EDGAR CRUZ GUEVARA & TONIA HOLIBAUGH assisted by VERNOR OVARES UGALDE

www.shashellielegadospekingese.com www.facebook.com/sashellielegadospekingese www.instagram.com/sashellielegadospekingese

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Rosemark Kennel is proud to announce

O U R 1 0 H O M E B R E D C H A M P I O N S F O R 2 0 1 8 !

Many thanks to Tonia Holibaugh, Edgar Cruz Guevara, Vernor Ovares and Shanon Park for all your help with a truly successful year.

©Luis F. Sosa

©Nugent Photo

Lennie

Fosse

GCHG CH Can CH Rigair Unique Leo ROM x CH Rosemark Up In Smoke ROM CH ROSEMARK’S RELENTLESS

CH Rosemark Love Me Tender x CH Rosemark’s Spellbinder Owned & Shown by Sherida Nelson CH ROSEMARK SASHAYS TO SHENEL

©Luis F. Sosa

©Luis F. Sosa

Temptress

Tori

CH MsChif & Rosemark’s Heavy Metal x CH Rosemark’s Spellbinder CH ROSEMARK’S TEMPTRESS

GCHG CH Can CH Rigair Unique Leo ROM x CH Rosemark’s Twisted Sister Co-bred by Betsy Railsback CH ROSEMARK’S NOTORIOUSLY UNIQUE

T H E N C A M E B A S H A N D W I C K E D

©Chris Caviness Photography

©Malinda Julien

Mitzi

Jake

GCHG CH Can CH Rigair Unique Leo ROM x GCHS CH Rosemark’s Saint Or Sinner CH ROSEMARK’S SURPRISE PACKAGE

GCHS CH Rosemark Dangerously Cool x Rosemark’s Isla La Bonita Co-bred by Rubin Rios CH ROSEMARK & CREATIVE BLUES BROTHER

©Wilcox photo

Dallas

Xena

GCHG CH Can CH Rigair Unique Leo ROM x CH Rosemark Up In Smoke ROM Owned & handled by Gigi Zybko CH ROSEMARK IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

GCHS CH Rosemark Dangerously Cool x CH Rosemark’s Virtue ROM Owned by Diane Lapham CH ROSEMARK’S WARRIOR PRINCESS

= A L E O C H A M P I O N K I D

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W icked

N E W G R A N D C H A M P I O N

GCH ROSEMARK’S WICKED

G C H G C H C A N C H R I GA I R U N I Q U E L E O R O M X C H R O S E M A R K ’ S V I R T U E R O M

Thanks to Edgar Cruz Guevara for your expert training and

presentation of Wicked to her Championship title. Looking forward to Tonia Holibaugh’s expertise presenting Wicked as a special during this coming year.

Completed her championship with 3 consecutive 5 point majors on a specialty weekend. We expect her to continue to wow the judges with her exquisite color, outstanding structure and movement and outstanding Terrier attitude. She definitely is more than just a pretty face.

bred & owned by ROSANNE FETT www.rosemarkkennel.com

S E E N E X T PAG E F O R W I C K E D ’ S L I T T E R M AT E , B A S H

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N E W G R A N D C H A M P I O N

GCH Rosemark Golden Arrow Se-Bash-Tian

G C H G C H C A N C H R I G A I R U N I Q U E L E O R O M X C H R O S E M A R K ’ S V I R T U E R O M

BRED BY ROSANNE FETT

OWNED BY SHANON PARK

EXCLUSIVELY OWNER HANDLED THROUGH CH

“BASH” COMPLETED H I S CHAMP IONSH I P WI TH MULT I PLE WI NNER ’ S DOG SPEC I ALTY WI NS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE I NG THE JUDGES ENJOY I NG BASH I N THE SHOW R I NG AS MUCH AS HE DOES ! ring presence, color, structure and movement, WI TH H I S I NCRED I BLE

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H&H CHIHUAHUAS

PRODUCING TOP QUALITY CHAMPION CHIHUAHUAS IN THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD!

Home of Multiple BIS, Multiple BISS

GCHP H&H Hotrod, World Winner 2018, National Winner Chihuahua Club of America 2018, Top 20 Winner and Number One Long Coat 2016, 2017 and 2018.

928-445-9371 See us on Facebook at H&H Chihuahuas Stud services available

Michelle Herod, sitting with CH H&H Beethoven, Brando and Lincoln

www.chihuahuaacres.com Photos by Wendy Peterson

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WHERE THE BOYS ARE! CH Halo’s Brando @ H&H and GCH H&H Hotrod Lincoln

CH H&H Stuart Little (retired)

GCH H&H Oscar Wilde

PROUDLY FEEDING ROYAL CANIN, EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHIHUAHUAS!

CH H&H Roady Roadster

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M U L T I P L E G R O U P P L A C I N G GCH ASHTON WINMAR FINNAGIN OF DRAGONGATE

OWNED BY DR. DARRELL THOMPSON & DR. MARVIN WINTERS

BRED BY TOBI ADAMS, DOUGLAS JOHNSON, JAMIE HUBBARD & JEANE HAVERICK

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED BY HEATHER REID

ETSC NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW | MAY 24 GRAND CHAMPION SELECT THANK YOU JUDGE JOHN WADE

MOUNTAINEER KENNEL CLUB | APRIL 27 BEST OF BREED THANK YOU JUDGE JOHN WADE

MOUNTAINEER KENNEL CLUB | APRIL 27 GROUP 3 THANK YOU JUDGE STEVE KEATING

SOUTH HILLS KENNEL CLUB | APRIL 28 OPPOSITE SEX THANK YOU JUDGE LISA WARREN

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GOOD BOYS GO TO HEAVEN, Ruby boys gowherever they please

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B E N D I L L T A I L W I N D GCH LAMPLIGHTER

Windy

THANK YOU Don Sutton Group 2 | Clearwater Kennel Club Pamela Peat Group 3 | Tampa Bay Kennel Club Steve Keating Group 2 | Tampa Bay Kennel Club

Specialty Winner 2018 | Best of Breed | Silky Terrier Club of Central Florida

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I N T R O D U C I N G F O R 2 0 1 9 A M E R I C A ’ S S I L K Y

Top10 SILKY 2018 *

y

Owners: Barbara Beissel, Mark Benson, James Dillman, Janet Aslett, Jody Roberts & Jiri Halone

Handler: Barbara Beissel

Assistant: Vilde Letnes - Norway

Breeders: Barbara Beissel, Mark Benson & James Dillman

Barbarabeissel@Aol.com Bendillsilkyterriers@Juno.com

*TNT breed stats as of 12/31/18

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GROUP PLACING BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX IN SPECIALTY GRAND CHAMPION POLAR ARABIANS’ IF YOU LOVE ME

PEARL F INI SHED HER CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION TITLES IN FOUR SHORT MONTHS AND F INI SHED 2018 AS THE

BITCH IN BREED POINTS*

THANK YOU TO JOHNNY SHOEMAKER FOR STARTING THE YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH A GROUP PLACEMENT IN A STUNNING L INEUP OF TOYS .

BRED BY: MANUELA SCHROER OWNED BY: GEORGIA HOENIG PRESENTED BY: ALY BELL

*AKC BREED STATS AS OF 12 / 31 / 18

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G R A N D C H A M P I O N CH SHAR'S KRAZY KASEY

Top 10 OWN E R H A N D L E R 2 0 1 8 * MU LT I P L E NOH S TOY G R OU P W I N S

THANK YOU JUDGE VICKI ABBOTT FOR THIS GROUP WIN

"Sharon & Kasey"

Breeder Owner Handler SHARON MASSAD sharonmassad@gmail.com

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G R A N D C H A M P I O N CH SHAR’S KRAZY KASEY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AKC/ROYAL CANIN ORLANDO 2018

THANK YOU JUDGE EUGENE BLAKE FOR THIS SENSATIONAL WIN

"Sharon & Kasey"

Breeder Owner Handler SHARON MASSAD sharonmassad@gmail.com

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FREDERICKSBURG DOG SHOW

Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club . January 9-12, 2019 photos by Tom Weigand

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FREDERICKSBURG DOG SHOW

Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club . January 9-12, 2019 photos by Tom Weigand

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TOP NOTCH TOYS

TOYBOX

Submitted by: Dianna Texter

SUBMIT YOUR CUTE PHOTOS TO OUR TOYBOX DEPARTMENT. Any clear photo will do—black & white or color, regular photo or digital. (If sending digital images, send high resolution 300 DPI for best quality.) Please submit your name and the name of the dog.

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P R E S E N T I N G

G CHB BRAMV E R ’ S DRAMA T I C

sparkles T H I S Y E AR ! WA T CH A S S A P PH I R E

BR E D BY : CH I Z UR U & H I S AYO SH I KADOWAK I

OWN E D & HAND L E D BY : MAR I NA KR I VO L A P OVA

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KENNEL CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS

New Year Classic/Specialty Cluster . January 3-6, 2019 photos by Sharon Carvalho

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W O L P E R T ’ S Y O R K S H I R E T E R R I E R S FUN AT THE KENNEL CLUB OF ANNE ARUNDEL SHOW

In limited showing, Tom Hardy was Best Jr. in Sweepstakes at Watchung Mountains Yorkshire Terrier Specialty (judge Ms. Dierdre Petrie), WD at Delaware Valley Yorkshire Terrier Specialty (judge Wm. DeVilleneuve) and now BOB at the Kennel Club of Anne Arundel show (judge Mrs. Polly Smith). Then onto Group 1 in the Owner Handler Toy Group under judge Ms. Nena Dee (pictured). TomHardy WOLPERT’S TOM HARDY C H WO L P E R T ’ S TOM F OO L E R Y X WO L P E R T ’ S E X T R A K I S S E S

BREEDER, OWNER, HANDLERS: FRED & MARCIA WOLPERT | MWOLPERT2004@VERIZON.NET

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KENNEL CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS

New Year Classic/Specialty Cluster . January 3-6, 2019 photos by Sharon Carvalho

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GCHP Dartan Diamonds Are Forever at Viva

Best in Show Multiple National Owner Handled Best in Show Chihuahua Club of America National Specialty Best of Variety

From my hand to yours

BR E D BY DARW I N D E L AN E Y & KA T HY S AWY E R

OWN E D & E XC L U S I V E LY HAND L E D BY C E C I L I A BO Z Z O

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Am GCH, Can CH, FCI International CH, Puerto Rican GCH, Latin Am. and Pan Am. CH and Crufts Qualified G R A N D C H A M P I O N AKAI’S DIAMOND IN A RHINESTONE WORLD

THANK YOU JUDGE MRS. STEPHANIE HEDGEPATH Papillon Association of Puget Sound (Specialty Show) | August 16, 2018

PAPILLON BITCH! Beautiful

Owner/Breeder/Handler: Marion Ford, AKC Breeder of Merit | Akai Papillons | Benton City, WA | www.akaipaps.com | email: akaipaps@hotmail.com Co-Owner/Handler: June Peterson, AKC Breeder of Merit | Serna-Stedt Papillons | Hendersonville, NC | flivverway@gmail.com

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Champion T Y A V A ' S J U S T M Y S T Y L E

Breeder AVA TYREE www.tyava.com | Handler TAMI KELLY yorkies@gmail.com | Owners TAMI KELLY & AVA TYREE

THANK YOU JUDGES FOR YOUR AWARDS & SUPPORT!!! #welovehertoo MR. BRADLEY JENKINS FOR KICKING OFF HER CAREER! Reserve Winners Bitch at YTCA National Specialty MS. SUSAN C. CATLIN FOR COMPLETING HER CHAMPIONSHIP! Winners Bitch at YTCNC Speciality

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ALL ABOUT THE MINIATURE PINSCHER by Shelley Erdman D o you remember blowing bubbles on a breezy spring day when you were a kid? You would giggle with delight as the bubbles bounced Pin’smouthhealthyandprevent issues from bacteria.

Min Pins are sometimes mistaken for a small version of the Doberman. In fact, a co-worker saw me out with my Dobe and my Min Pin and asked how we got some of them to stay so small. I jokingly mentioned some- thing about a special potion when they were a few days old but realized she was serious, so quickly recanted and offered her correct information. Miniature Pinschers are definite- ly not a small, scaled-down Dobe. While both breeds originate in Ger- many, Min Pins are an older breed, likely coming from crossing German Pinschers, Italian Greyhounds and Dachshunds. The Min Pin ancestors provide our wonderful breed with feistiness, fearlessness, speed, grace and tenacity. Min Pins require little grooming for their short, straight, lustrous coat. They need bathing and brushing to keep their coat free of loose hair and dirt. Nails need regular trimming to keep them at the proper length. Teeth need regular brushing or cleaning by a professional in order to keep the Min

Min Pins require early and consistent socialization and training. They need opportunities to greet the world and see, hear and smell all it holds. Expos- ing Min Pins in a safe, non-threaten- ing manner to the world around them will help ensure they grow up confi- dent and comfortable in all kinds of situations. Min Pins are highly-in- telligent and respond best to patient, positive training methods. Some- times their enthusiasm and knack for getting into things can be challenging but meeting those challenges with pa- tience will end better for the dog and the human. Training is an absolute must for Min Pins. Min Pins are a relatively healthy breed, living an average of twelve-fif- teen years. If you are considering pur- chasing a Miniature Pinscher please take the time to speak with reputable breeders. A good breeder can pro- vide you with information regarding health concerns and specific infor- mation regarding any health testing

along with the wind, rising high and plunging low, swirling and dancing and chasing each other as the current swept them along. Just as you reached for one it would dart off in another direction, alluding your grasp. Some- times the sunlight and the bubble crossed paths at just the right moment and the bubble took on a special glow. The instant I stepped outside at my very first Miniature Pinscher Club of America National Specialty and saw the ex-pens filled with Miniature Pinschers I giggled with that same delight! I went from pen to pen want- ing to reach in and touch them as they bounced and wiggled and swirled as only Min Pins can do. Something about Miniature Pinschers makes people smile and giggle and feel young and energized. If you don’t believe me just watch the faces of spectators, both young and old, when they ap- proach the Min Pin ring at any show.

“THE MIN PIN ANCESTORS PROVIDE OUR WONDERFUL BREED WITH feistiness, fearlessness, speed, grace and tenacity.”

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A B I S B I S S GC H B AZ T E X MA RC H - ON B UDDHA AND T H E C HOCO L AT E BOX

GROU P T H R E E • CONROE K ENNE L C LU B

Sidd and Larry are pictured above receiving a Group 3 from Mr. David Swartwood at Conroe Kennel Club. Thanks to Mr. Swartwood for recognizing Sidd’s breed type and correct movement.

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OWNER/HANDLERS: LARRY & PENNY DEWEY, KATY, TX BREEDER/OWNERS: CHRISTINE SMITH, AZTEX MIN PINS & DAN BAYLESS, GREATJOBS@AOL.COM

*TNT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/18 **TNT BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/18

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“MIN PINS REQUIRE EARLY AND CONSISTENT SOCIALIZATION AND TRAINING. They need opportunities to greet the world and see, hear and smell all it holds.”

they have obtained for their dogs. The MPCA (Miniature Pinscher Club of America) provides breeder referral information on their website. The Miniature Pinscher is nothing short of a perpetual motion machine. That in itself is motivation enough for judges to go over them briefly on the table and then let them move. I am always grateful to judges who do the three T’s and then let my dogs strut their stuff because the floor is where the magic truly happens. Miniature Pinschers are energetic and bold. They strut around the ring as if time has stopped and all eyes are on them. This can be an advantage if you have a wonderful special, or a full day’s entertainment in only two minutes if you happen to be showing an active puppy. Try to get a mental picture of “Flight of the Bumblebee” and you can easily picture a Min Pin puppy. Exhibitors and judges have to maintain a sense of humor with the antics of puppies learning to show. There are few things prettier or more thrilling to a Min Pin fanatic as a properly moving dog with his head up and neck arched cruising around the ring. Comments heard around the ring from spectators typically include “look at that dog that trots like a pony.” That simile maybe helpful to those unfamiliar with the standard but it is incorrect. Miniature Pinschers are well-known for their hackney-like gait; the key part of the statement is hackney-like. The MPCA standard defines the gait as “high-stepping, reaching, free and easy with the front legs moving straight forward in front

of the body and the foot bending at the wrist; the dog drives smoothly and strongly from the rear. The hackney- like action in a Min Pin only refers to the front movement; whereas a hack- ney pony displays the hackney gait in the front and rear with what appears to be little forward movement. The idea of ‘more is better’ is not neces- sarily true regarding the amount of lift a Min Pin has. Extreme lift in the front is inefficient, choppy and does not propel the dog forward. The Min- iature Pinscher Club of America pro- vides excellent video examples of cor- rect front and rear movement in the presentation developed for mentors and judges’ education. The presenta- tion is available on the AKC website, at judges’ education seminars, and on request from the MPCA for judges and judge applicants. Min Pins are like the Duct tape of dog breeds—versatile and appropriate for many things. They can be trained to participate in rally and obedience tri- als, scentwork, lure coursing, track- ing, dock diving, agility and confor- mation. I have certified Min Pins to be therapy dogs for visits to hospitals, senior centers, schools and libraries. They make excellent companion dogs for those who seek an energetic, intel- ligent, loving, loyal dog, that quickly finds its way into your heart and un- der your blankets. Min Pins are square, short-backed, bundles of energy with a level or slightly-sloping topline. Tradition calls for self-stacking in the ring to allow their self-possessed personali- ties to shine through. They stand and

move proudly with their head held high, their neck arched, maintain- ing their topline and always, always, always with their tail up. Their en- ergy, animation and keen expression are enormous parts of their charm. Min Pins with their unique gait and proud carriage announce to all who are present that they are indeed the “King of Toys”.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR I have been loving, living with, owned by, and exhibitingMiniature Pinschers for about nine years. My dogs have been awarded Top Twenty and Top Ten medallions, multiple group place- ments, Reserve Best in Show, multiple owner-handled group placements, and multiple Bests in Specialty Show. I teach obedience classes, behavior mod- ification and conformation classes. I am currently a board member and the chairperson for public education for the MPCA.

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GO TEAM SLUGGER! PRESENTED BY Jessy and Roxanne Sutton

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THANKS TO JUDGE NORMAN B. KENNEY

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2018 N U M B E R T H R E E Breed Smooth Coat Chihuahua * N U M B E R F O U R All Breed **

*TNT breed stats as of 12/31/18 **TNT all breed stats as of 12/31/18

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Dottie WH AT ' S N EW?

SOUTH FORK'S POLKA DOT Dottie at the age of 7 months out of the Bred by Class has acquired 3 majors. A special Thank You to Judge Jocelyne Gagne, Albany KC.

Dottie is always Breeder Owner Handled by MJ HELD • 1442 Orchard Park Road • West Seneca, New York 14224 • 716-675-4497

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Moose silver grand champion CH Angelheart N Adorabull’s Moose On The Loose NO. 9 BREED ** NO. 8 ALL BREED *** NO. 1 HAVANESE OH *

candids by ©Brielle Marie Duprat *AKC NOHS stats as of 01/05/19 | **TNT breed stats as of 12/31/18 | ***TNT all breed stats as of 12/31/18 OH Reserve Best In Show - Judge Charlene Troust, Sand & Sea KC BOB, OHBOB and Toy Group 1 - Judge Sandra Gelenis, Boardwalk KC OH Group 1 - Judge Ken Murray, Boardwalk KC BOB - Judge Teri Stacy Boardwalk KC 2018 NOHS Best Of Breed Winner HIS PATH TO SUCCESS CONTINUES FOR THE LITTLE MOOSE, AS HE SWEPT THROUGH THE WILDWOODS OF NEW JERSEY WITH BOB, OHBOB and Toy Group 2 - Judge Al Ferriggiaro, Sand & Sea KC OH Group 1 - Judge Terri DiPetro, Sand & Sea KC

bred by BILL & PAULA FRAZIER co-owned by BILL & PAULA FRAZIER & JANE CHAVEZ co-owned & exclusively presented by KAREN MARIE DUPRAT assisted by BRIELLE MARIE DUPRAT

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IT’S ABOUT THE DOGS

a rather celebratory evening! The first time onewalks into that showringwith their dog can be the beginning of a long and dedicated passion, or, it can be a short trip into the twilight zone of ob- scurity! Have we become so rapt into our own egos and self aggrandizement that we cannot look around and notice those who are new, shaky with fear, unsure in multiple ways? Could we just stop whining and reach out? Can we try harder to remember the reason so many of us are here? We continued because someone, a kind soul or more than one, shared enough joy of “the hair of the dog that bit him/her!” It can be an amazing and rewarding experi- ence to watch another person succeed when we take the time to help, in some even small way, a new person! Today’s atmosphere is so charged with negativity, not just in our world of dog shows, but everywhere we turn, it is very easy to get caught up in ev- ery negative aspect of even the least of important factors! So quickly can we forget that it is not about us, it is about the dogs! Our parent clubs, our local clubs, or even AKC, is formed for one purpose to promote the health and welfare of our dogs, to keep accu- rate and open records regarding our dogs who give us joy unfettered, to hold educational events and specialty shows in accordance with official rules and to openly and honestly do our best to evaluate our breeding stock and to share this knowledge. Sure, the mem- bers make a club, but we are all there because of the dogs! This fact seems to be forgotten way too often. Members are far too often willing and insis- tent upon “biting the hand that feeds them”! If the need is for a kum-ba-yah society where narcissistic tendencies can be satisfied, perhaps a mirror fac- tory would be the place to better serve that need! In recent times, due to a new posi- tion, I have learned that while being so busy delegating important duties and

running my own life, wonderful peo- ple who volunteer to ‘give back’ to that which has given them pleasure and joy (that is showing their beautiful dogs)— well, their life just keeps on throwing them curveballs too! Life happens, we must adjust and accept that which we cannot change and realize not ev- erything will always run on a perfect schedule and according to that which a few feel they are entitled to! Facts are never going to suit everyone but they will get done, things will move for- ward, with or without everyone having to think alike! So, things I’ve learned in thirty plus years: 1. Warm winsome ways of those who surround us will be the like- liest way to continue and increase interest in our sport. 2. Negative begets negative. 3. Judges don’t always choose the right dog—it is subjective and it is, after all, his/her decision based on their individual interpretation of the Breed Standard. 4. Share the knowledge you hold— it is not some huge secret or rocket science. 5. The dog world has short memo- ry—try not to absent yourself for long periods of time. Always, and I mean always, try to hold a high profile and presence at shows, particularly at Group ring wheth- er in the ring or simply supporting the exhibits/exhibitors from ring- side and do so with grace. 6. Do not bite the hand that feeds you! Always, always be gracious to judges and exhibitors alike. 7. Clubs do not exist to serve any person’s private advancement or private agenda. 8. You find you make lifelong friend- ships, near and far. 9. Promote good sportsmanship and 10. Last, but certainly not least—re- member, it’s not about you, it’s about the dogs!

By Janis McGee

I t was the best of times, it was the worst of times! Oops—that line may well be a bit of plagiarizing! It could, though, most probably be a line many a dog fancier, one who partici- pates in our sport, would love to use as their own—not because we may make millions, but because it is laden with a heavy truth and a great reality! The intent was to write an article brightened with levity! Spilling ink, twenty-six letters arranged into words to share very real experiences to bring you, the reader, the breeder, the han- dler, the judge, the exhibitors and club contributors along with our American Kennel Club, a bit of joy and sparkling light. In our daily challenges, each one of us simply wants to get it all right! An interesting thing happened on the way to the keyboard—life happened and surrounded us! Thirty-five years ago, I was blessed with my very first Shih Tzu! Many of you have been involved in this sport for much longer than I. The wealth of knowledge each of us carry into the show venues weekend after weekend is undeniably vast and magnificently important! So, the question is, what, exactly, are we as individuals, doing to educate, draw in, assist, promote, ex- pand and share the vast and important knowledge of the world of dogs with any and all those persons who seek to learn? There’s the “hair of the dog that bit you” and it has nothing to do with your blood alcohol level the morning after

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*TNT breed stats as of 12/31/18

THE BEAUTIFUL YORKSHIRE TERRIER

Carolyn Hensley I am from Southern California. Out- side of dogs, I breed, train and exhibit Arabian horses. I’ve been in the dog world for over fifty years, showing for over 45 years and judging for 16 years. Kathleen Kolbert

Robert Owen

1. Describe the breed in three words. CH: Longhaired Toy Terrier. KK: Elegant, vigorous and self-important. RO: Elegant, lively and loving. 2. What are your “must have” traits in this breed? CH: Sound, balanced, not exagger- ated in any manner, specifics in coat color, quality, texture and quantity, able to hold level topline without being hard stacked and moving. KK: An elegant, sound, long-coated Toy Terrier, identified by his straight silky steel blue and clear shaded gold coat, with a beautiful head. RO: I want a level top line, high head carriage and correct movement. 3. Are there any traits in this breed you fear are becoming exaggerated? CH: Length of leg and neck resulting is a body without substance losing compactness. Too much angula- tion in rear and too straight in the

I live in Elizabethtown, KY, and am a retired public school educator. I am currently the President of the York- shire Terrier Club of America so I spend a lot of my time working on board business. When I am not do- ing that, I travel with my family, solve Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and generally enjoy retirement! I bought my first Yorkie 47 years ago and began showing her a few months later. Yor- kies have been my passion ever since. After finishing quite a few champions and judging numerous matches and sweepstakes, I applied to the AKC to judge in 2009.

I live in Naugatuck, Connecticut. In the summer time I work in the gar- dens. Alsowhen time permits, I aman avid reader of James Patterson, Dani- elle Steel and Sidney Sheldon. I have been in dogs 52 years, showing for 50 years and judging for 37 years.

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Spanky S I LV E R G R A N D C H A M P I O N O A K H U R S T ’ S G O O D M O R N I N G C A P TA I N A M E R I C A MULTIPLE NOHS BIS • MULTIPLE NOHS GROUPWINNER MULTIPLE NOHS GROUP PLACEMENTS MULTIPLE All BREED GROUP PLACEMENTS

Thank you Mrs. Tammy Jackson for this prestigious placement at The Kennel Club of Philadelphia, among a beautiful line-up of specials!

OAKHURST • MARIBETH MITCHELL BOPP • BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLER • AKC BREEDER OF MERIT • YTCA TOP BREEDER 2017

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level back and carries himself in a self confident sparkling and vigorous manner.” RO: The change a puppy goes through becoming a mature adult—a Yorkie is not mature, color wise, at one year of age. 6. Is there anything else you’d like to share about the breed? CH: To begin to judge the Yorkshire Terrier, one must keep in mind the original function, which was of a Toy-sized Terrier, a ratter, that covers all the small prey of similar size. Despite which opinion of the antiquity origination of the breed you choose to believe, the one common thread is that the breed was founded on Terri- ers with all that word entails to judges. You will do the breed and yourself a favor if you challenge those exhibiting to you to pres- ent the same soundness in body and movement along with alert personality in this Toy breed as you would want to see in any of the Terrier breeds. But keep in mind, it is a Toy Terrier which means it is middle-ranged Toy, not as tall or large as the Cavalier or Crested, not as small as the Chihuahua. A key to keep in mind is the dog is a Terrier, albeit a Toy one, so instead of saying, “It’s only a Toy” and rewarding bad structure, poor temperament, lack of fire, bad mouths and so forth justified by

breeder/exhibitor and a judge, we have always had large bitch entries in the Best of Breed class at our Specialties. I have always believed that this was a very good thing. Unhappily, this year the Best of Breed bitch entry was very small. Is this a reflection of the fact that over the past seven to ten years we have seen very few new breeders/ exhibitors join our ranks?We must also remember that our dogs may build our fame but using top quality bitches in our breeding programs build our lines. RO: Yes, I believe top lines and color are getting better. 5. What do you think new judges mis- understand about the breed? CH: Not expecting soundness as “they are only a toy”, misread- ing and misinterpretation of the standard as written. KK: Both new and older judges of the Yorkshire Terrier have a definite problemwith the defini- tion of a Yorkshire. If they would just remember the following on General Appearance: “Many adjectives can be used to describe the Yorkshire Terrier as they are well balanced, neat, small, sound, square appearing, elegant long coated Toy Terrier. The breed is readily identified by its straight, flowing silky body coat of bright, shiny, lustrous steel blue and clear shaded golds. He has a straight

shoulder. Artificial coloring as a result of short cuts due too. No mastery in breeding as the speci- ficity of coat colors are one of the most difficult to achieve naturally resulting in the breed beginning to lose the correct blue and gold shadings as called for in the stan- dard from the genetic pool. KK: In the past few years, the body coat is getting blacker and blacker. This coat color lacks the silky tex- ture that is cool to the touch and which is the essence of the breed. As breeders we should remember the proper steel blue coat color carries the black gene. However, the reverse is not true. Black coat does not carry the desired steel blue gene. Breeders who ignore this fact could cause the Yorkie of the future to end up as a black and tan Terrier, rather than the dark steel blue and shaded gold Terrier that our standard requires. RO: Although it’s not a trait of the breed, over grooming can 4. Do you think the dogs you see in this breed are better now than they were when you first started judging? Why or why not? CH: I believe they are worse. As we are losing many of the old time breeders and exhibitors, the breed does not appear to be attracting a lot of newcomers and real mentors for them. KK: In February of 2016 I judged the Yorkshire Terrier Club of Greater New York Specialty. We had an entry of 136 dogs. I was very impressed with the overall quality of the entry. Top lines have improved greatly. Size and pro- portions were excellent. Presen- tation and condition of the coats were outstanding. I did notice one thing which concerned me. Throughout my career, both as a give an exaggerated, or unnatural, appearance.

“WE MUST ALSO REMEMBER THAT OUR DOGS MAY BUILD OUR FAME BUT USING TOP QUALITY BITCHES IN OUR BREEDING PROGRAMS build our lines.”

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G C H A M / C A N J U DAWN S PA R K L I N G RO S E

Rosie

GCH HUNDERWOOD HEAVEN SENT X AM/CAN CH JUDAWN SPARKLING CHAMPAGNE

Rosie was sel bitch at the AKC National under judge Evalyn Gregory. She started her specials career in August 2018. Since then, in very limited showing, she has won:

2 BISS 2 Group 2 1 Group 3 2 Group 4 and ending with Sel Bitch at the National.

JUDY VANDUSEN WHITBY, ONTARIO B R E E D E R / OWN E R

LORRAINE HAYES MAPLE RIDGE BC CO - OWN E R / H A N D L E R

We are very proud of our Rosie with her dead level topline, gorgeous silky dark steel blue coat and wonderful show attitude. We have great expecations for this young bitch who is not even 3 years old.

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