Top Notch Toys February 2018

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G C H S T A M A R I N T A I L B A C K M U L T I P L E B E S T I N S H O W W I N N I N G

IN 2016, EMMITT WAS PURINA PROPLAN TOY DOG OF THE YEAR, #1 AFFENPINSCHER, #1 TOY DOG AND #10 ALL BREED.

MRS. TERRY L. BERRIOS

MR. DON SUTTON

MS. ELAINE LESSIG

MR. DANA CLINE

MRS. NANCY SMITH HAFNER

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2017 # 1 AFFENPINSCHER * # 2 TOY ** # 11 ALL BREED **

OWNED BY DOYLE & CAROL GIROUARD PRESENTED BY ALFONSO ESCOBEDO & ASHLIE WHITMORE BRED BY JACKIE & TERRY STACY, TAMARIN KENNELS

*TNT BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/17 **TNT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/17

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BISS GCHS WynDancer Silver Lining Coopperr to the many judges who have honored Cooper with multiple group placements! Thank you BISS Thank you Judge R. D smond Murphy Flash 8 • T op N otch T oys , F ebruary 2018

*TNT all breed stats 2016 and as of 12.31.17 2016 & 2017 * Top20 Cavalier

BISS GCHS CH Toy Group Winner under Mrs. Vilas. Multiple Group Placements

OWNED BY SUSAN BARRETT, DVM WynDancer Cavalier King Charles Spaniels • wyndancercavaliers.com

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED BY MR. LUKE SEIDLITZ & TEAM

BRED BY DR. SUSAN BARRETT, DVM www.wyndancavaliers.com • wyndancercavaliers@yahoo.com

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TNT TOPNOTCHTOYS FEBRUARY 2018 • VOLUME XXXIII, NUMBER TWELVE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 COVER STORY 10 THIS MONTH IN TOP NOTCH TOYS 12 FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis III 20 MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER AJ Arapovic 36 TOY TALK Bonnie Guggenheim 52 JUDGING THE CHINESE CRESTED Sue Klincklhardt 56 TOY BOX Candids of our Canine Pals 58 AROUND THE RINGS AT PALM SPRINGS by Sharon Carvalho 60 JUDGING THE CHINESE CRESTED by Pat Franklin 62 AROUND THE RINGS AT BROOKSVILLE FL by The Winning Image 64 SPOTLIGHT ON THE CHINESE CRESTED by Arlene Butterklee 68 ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CHINESE CRESTED Arlene Butterklee 70 OFFICIAL AKC STANDARD FOR THE CHINESE CRESTED 71 THE BEAUTIFUL, VERSATILE CRESTED by Judy Peterson 72 JUDGING THE POMERANIAN Kelly D. Reimschiissel and Fred Bassett 74 OFFICIAL AKC STANDARD FOR THE POMERANIAN

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TOP NOTCH TOYS is published twelve times per year by AraMedia Group, Inc. 221 Indigo Lane, Georgetown, Texas 78628. President, AJ Arapovic. Postage paid at Omaha, Nebraska. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the editor. The opinions expressed in this publication either editorially or in advertising copy are those of the authors and do not neces- sarily constitute endorsement by the publishers. The editor reserves the right to reasonably edit all copy submitted. All articles become the property of the publishers. Subscription price for third class service in the United States: $75.00. Canadian and U.S. First Class: $110.00. Overseas rates upon request. Inquiries to: Michael R. Veras, COO, AraMedia Group Inc., PO Box 18567, Tampa FL 33678512 686 3466 ext 105 or michael@aramediagrp.com.

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TOPNOTCHTOYS FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis III

A BRILLIANT START TO A PROMISING YEAR

PHOTO BY SHARON CARVALHO L

JUST THINK ABOUT IT: diving headlong into 2018 with my annual trip to the shows in Palm Springs, fol- lowed by the blockbuster circuit in Brooksville (FL), and then on to Westminster and Progressive in New York. I’m not sure I could’ve envisioned a better itinerary to see great people, stellar dogs and cities I love. So, a few words about each... The Kennel Club of Palm Springs has long been a favorite of mine; every single thing this club does, it does

first class. Held at the stunning Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, and com- manding a huge entry every single time (this year we topped 3500) this extremely well-run show is a thrill to attend and a bigger thrill to work. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve attended but my memories are crys- tal clear; this is a four-day cluster (two days of Specialties, two all-breed shows) that is unlike any other in the country. Even the wonderful photos we have in this issue fail to fully capture the ambience and attitude that surrounds KCPS; it is truly tremendous. My hat is off to Show Chair Darryl Vice and the entire team for giving us such an incredible event. (I had the pleasure of watching Darryl judge a Dobe Specialty while I was there—his expertise in the ring equals his ability to put on a show.) Even when the weather’s iffy—as it can be in the Desert in January—it’s wonderful, but this year the conditions were postcard-perfect. What an absolute treat. The fourteen days that comprise the Florida January Circuit, in Brooksville, is an exhausting but thrilling experience for all. This year the chamber of commerce would prefer to forget; it was cold with tempera- tures dipping into the twenties. That’s very unusual for the area, of course, but regulars are used to the capricious climate and dress for the

DARRYL VICE PHOTO BY JANET SMITH

occasion. Toy breeds had bigger entries than we’ve seen in many years so ringside was packed and the rings themselves filled with quality and quantity befitting our sport and our Variety Group. With what I saw, it promises to be a very challenging, exciting year in the Toy Group. And last but not least, the Westminster week which includes Progressive Dog Club and Metro Specialties all in my wonderful home: Manhattan. Two of my favorites, Viola Burgos and Tim Lehman, head up the Toy components of the shows and never fail to deliver a truly class act. And of course the Garden is legendary in itself and Toys are no stranger to its top tier; in its 147 year history, Westminster has seen four different Pekes, two Toy Poodles, an Affenpinscher, a Papillon, a Pomeranian, a Pug, and a Yorkshire Terrier emerge victorious at this incredibly tough and very famous show. This will be my thirty-ninth consecutive trip to Westminster and I look forward to it just as much as I did my first.

I hope to see you there, and if not there, here. TNT will bring news from New York and everywhere else where Toys reign supreme. Which is, as far as I’m concerned, everywhere, period. See you next month!

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SERVING YOUR PEKINGESE COMMUNITY PEKINGESE RESCUE NETWORK, INC.

Poppy & Pierre

Emma Aster

Lisa & Caitlyn Angel with

PO BOX 468, Hillsdale, NJ, 07642 An independent Pekingese Rescue Organization Gift with Paypal via our website at www.pekerescue.petfinder.com DOTTI COOPER, DIRECTOR PEKINGESE RESCUE NETWORK, INC. In Memory, Perseus

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SERVING YOUR PEKINGESE COMMUNITY PEKINGESE RESCUE NETWORK, INC.

Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, Wishing You All Love on Valentine’s Day

In Memory, a Special Rescue Abalina“Bits” Joy

don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

In Memory of dear, BoBo

In Memory, Swirla

OUR PLEA: If you find yourself living with a Peke you can no longer care for due to age, illness, financial disaster or you simply feel too overwhelmed, please do not wait! Call and we WILL help you. We are a non-judgmental, hands-on rescue dedicated to the Pekingese breed!

OUR LOVING WISHES: These little Pekes made it safely to their homes, but many others are still in desperate need… Would you consider putting Pekingese Rescue Network, Inc. on your gift list this year?

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CELEBRATIONS PEKINGESE OUR NEWEST CHAMPION CHAMPION PEQUEST CHOP CHOP SUEY AT CELEBRATIONS

© JEFFREY HANLIN

OWNER: DOTTI COOPER | CODOAN@AOL . COM BREEDER/HANDLER: DAVID FITZPATRICK SUEY AND MALACHY ON THE NEW PUPPIES ! BORN AUGUST 26 , 20 1 7

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T I M E L E S S

Q U A L I T Y I S

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Ben

G C H B P E Q U E S T ON E MOM E N T I N T I M E

May 10 th , 2008 - May 25 th , 2011

I N A S H O R T S H O W C A R E E R , B E N A C H I E V E D :

2 0 0 9 : W O N B E S T I N S H O W P U P P Y O V E R 6 0 + A L L B R E E D E N T R I E S A T T H E N Y C P R O G R E S S I V E D O G S H O W . 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 1 : W O N O V E R 2 0 M U L T I A L L B R E E D G R O U P P L A C E M E N T S , W I T H H A L F B E I N G # 1 & # 2 P L A C E M E N T S & N U M E R O U S B E S T O F B R E E D W I N S . 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 1 : A C H I E V E D # 2 & # 3 O N A L L B R E E D S Y S T E M S P E K I N G E S E L I S T S . 2 0 1 1 : W E S T M I N S T E R AWA R D O F M E R I T P E K I N G E S E G R O U P .

O W N E D B Y D O R O T H Y C O O P E R | C E L E B R A T I O N S P E K I N G E S E P R E S E N T E D B Y M I K E S T O N E & D A V I D F I T Z P A T R I C K B R E D B Y D A V I D F I T Z P A T R I C K

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P H O T O B Y © B E N C H A T 2 0 1 0

HAPPY NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

AJ ARAPOVIC

Dear Friends,

The end of a year and the beginning of a new one seems a natural time to draw upon lessons learned and reflect on all the things for which we are grateful. Last month, as we gathered with family and friends, we took time to appreciate the people in our lives whom we cherish most. I too have been taking time to give thanks for those whom I’ve been blessed to work with and come to know over the past year. Since becoming an owner of TNT, I’ve personally made thousands of phone calls and sent countless emails to connect with our clients and readers. It’s been important for me to listen to what the most devoted fanciers have had to say so that we could take our publication to another level — which we have. Our followers and readership went up by over 30 percent in the last eight months! There are many people to thank for this, most importantly our clients who are supporting us month in and month out, and our employees who work day and night to bring you a publication as wonderful as TNT. Whenever I connect in person or via phone, I try to make every single person smile as much as possible. I understand that no two people are alike and that our clients and readers come from various cultures and every corner of the country — and the world. I’ve learned that what unites all of us is our love for dogs and the community created by TNT’s clients and readers. This is an immense responsibility and one that I know every member of the TNT family takes very seriously. We understand that we will always have further to go before we fully reach your expectations and our own ambitions as a publication. We thank you for your confi- dence in us. Personally, it is a privilege to work for you, the dog show community. I promise that I will forever be grateful to you for taking me in as a young kid and helping to transform me into the family man I am today. I hope that you see the efforts our TNT team members have been making to ensure every client feels val- ued and supported. Above all, I hope that you know the sense of privilege we feel in serving you.

Happy New Year to you, your family and friends. May 2018 be your best yet! See you soon.

Yours truly,

AJ ARAPOVIC I ARAMEDIA GROUP I CEO/PUBLISHER aj@aramediagrp.com MOBILE: 512-541-8128

SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE TOP NOTCH TOYS SIGHT & SCENT THE DOBERMAN DIGEST THE ORIENT EXPRESS BREEDERS’ ALMANAC

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Trip & D.D. BISS AKC GCH & CKCSC CHAMPION Chadwick

AKC GCH & CKCSC CHAMPION Chadwick Jet Setter At Hudsonview, JW

Sentimental Journey, JW

40 YEAR S OF EXCE L L ENCE I N T YP E AND CONFORMAT I ON . Thank you to all the judges who have recognized their correct small size, glamour and quality. With appreciation to Kim Calvacca for her expert handling & advice.

Owned by Laura Y. Glynn, HudsonView, Upper Nyack, NY | www.hudsonviewcavaliers.com C. Anne Eckersley Chadwick, Hawleyville, CT | www.chadwickspaniels.com Presented by Kimberly Pastella-Calvacca

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

THANK YOU JUDGES DANA CLINE & GARY DOERGE

OWNED BY: DR. DARRELL THOMPSON & DR. MARVIN WINTERS

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

PRESENTED BY: HEATHER REID

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MANY ARE WORTHY, but only one can be crowned... THE NATIONAL CHAMPION

Royal Canin congratulates the 2017 AKC National Championship winners , who distinguished themselves from more than 4,800 competitors.

Hound Group Winner “CHELSEA” GCHB CH Pahlavi Marilyn Merlot Breeders: Karen Wagner & Ellen C Klosson Owners: Dr. Patrick Truman, Jeff Bracken & Karen Wagner

Working Group Winner “CLOUD”

Terrier Group Winner “BRADLEY” GCHG CH Absolutely Signature Breeders: JW Smith & Dana Schumacher Owners: JW Smith & Dana Gabel

GCHG CH Taolanquest Flying Cloud Breeders: Laurie Newburn & Ron Pohl Owners: Alisa Syar, Laurie Newburn, Ron Pohl & Mike Stone Handler: Mike Stone

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2017 National Champion Sporting Group Winner “STRIKER” GCHP CH Silverhall Strike Force

Breeders: Wilson S. Pike & Bonnie S. Pike Owners: Regina Beinhauer & Carolee Douglas Handler: Michael Pitts

Reserve Best in Show Non-Sporting Group Winner “PRINCETON”

Toy Group Winner “CHUCK” GCHG CH Pequest Pickwick Breeder: David Fitzpatrick Owners: David Fitzpatrick & Nancy H. Shapland

Herding Group Winner “PRESTON” GCHS CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky Breeder: Sue Huebner Owners: E. Charles, J. Beaudoin, L. Pitts, P. Kelly & S. Huebner Handler: Linda Pitts

GCHG CH Le Petit Prince De La Bete Breeders: Peter Photos/Blake Hamman

Owners: Alexandra Geremia & Blake Hamman & Peter Photos Handler: Jenny Wornall Rangel

Photo Credit: American Kennel Club

© 2018 Mars or Affiliates.

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Mclaren 2018 - INTRODUCING

BREEDER/OWNER: Jody Roberts, uptik18@yahoo.com

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CH FONTECHIA MCLAREN DEW TELL ME A TALE

AKC HANDLER: Barbara Beissel

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Tatty

GCHP LAMPLIGHTER’S TATTLE TAIL

# 1 Silky

2013

America’s Only

P L A T I N U M S I L K Y

OWNERS: Barbara Beissel, Mark Benson, James Dillman & Janet Aslett BREEDERS: Barbara Beissel & Mark Benson

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# 1 Silky

2015

GCHS LAMPLIGHTER BENDILL TAILS I WIN

BREEDERS/OWNERS: Barbara Beissel, Mark Benson & James Dillman HANDLED BY: Barbara Beissel, BarbaraBeissel@aol.com

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Kompis

# 1 Silky * ALL SYSTEMS *All Systems 2016

2016

GCHS ENGA’S KING KOMPIS

OWNERS: Anita Barkseterveen & Mark Benson HANDLER: Barbara Beissel, BarbaraBeissel@aol.com

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Vicki 2017

# 1 Silky * *TNT breed stats as of 12/31/17

GCHS ASLETT LAMPLIGHTER PAWS N’ TAILS

BREEDERS: Barbara Beissel & Janet Aslett OWNERS: Barbara Beissel, Janet Aslett, Mark Benson & James Dillman

BarbaraBeissel@aol.com JanetAslett@aol.com BendillSilkyTerriers@juno.com

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C H A M P I O N

Touche’-Karix Karate Kid

BRED BY: Dale Martenson and Aly Bell OWNED BY: Kathy Jurin, Dan Palantino and Jane Martenson HANDLED BY: Dan Palantino and Kathy Jurin

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COME FLY A KITE AND WATCH ROCKY SAIL!

Heavenly’ s F lying High Rocky G R A N D C H A M P I O N

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ACROSS THE BLUE SKY, WAGGING HIS TAIL!

Heavenly’ s F lying High Rocky G R A N D C H A M P I O N

O w n e d b y DR. DUNCAN SIMMONS & BONNIE SIMMONS P r e s e n t e d b y HARRY BENNETT &

S. D. ROWAN, JR. P h o t o g r a p h y b y SARA DELLORTO

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CREATE AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN AND PROMOTE A WINNING IMAGE ETCETERA

by BONNIE GUGGENHEIM TNT Advertising Director & Associate Editor

T hroughout this past year I spoke with many of you and discussed new champions as well as Group and Best in Show wins. I continue to be impressed with those that have been involved in our sport of show dogs, specifically Toy dogs, for many years. The majority have been long term successful breeders, owners and exhibitors who attribute some degree of their accomplishments to mentors, reading books, attending shows of all types and discussing dogs (both in the ring and the advertised dogs they see in magazines). It is the advertised new champion, the top win- ning specials, the new babies and the well known kennel names that give them a place to seek quality and ideas. Without advertising who would be aware of your accomplishments? An advertising plan or campaign reaches a target audience, promotes a winning image of your Toy dog and gives credibility to breeding programs. Think of your ads as your kennel or dogs “brand”, it shows your dog’s breed,

type style and of course wins. We are all aware of kennel names that signify a fabulous head, great moving dogs, may- be even a wonderful coat texture. In short, it is their brand—developed over the years and consistently advertised to show off their accomplishments. This makes the kennel and or the dog, even at times a prestigious win stick in the readers minds as they look to the future. Advertising creates an emotion- al response affecting your peers deci- sions as to what to breed, exhibit and promotes your carefully crafted brand. However, branding is not exclusive- ly for the advertising savvy. Top Notch Toy s has a knowledgeable and creative design staff at your service! We can cre- ate beautiful and eye catching ads to enhance your brand. Our staff profes- sionals are helpful in designing a cam- paign for dogs that are winning Groups and Best in Show. I’m here to help cre- ate the brand that puts you in the top ranks and with the creativity of our designers makes you memorable. If you have a designer you love working with,

I’m happy to have them as part of your ad process. Contact me to start creat- ing that ad that gives you a great deal of exposure and promotes that image of success in the show ring. One last thought—when you are getting dressed for the show consider how your clothing will either look for a fabulous photo that shows off your dog or will it cause your dog to be lost in the color you wear. Never wear a black skirt behind a black dog or a brown suit behind a brown dog. I’m sure you have seen ads that lose impact for that very reason. A great pho- to is worth a zillion words! Call me with your exciting news…inquiring minds want to know! Bonnie bonnie@aramediagrp.com 863.738.8848

“AN ADVERTISING PLAN OR CAMPAIGN REACHES A TARGET AUDIENCE, PROMOTES A WINNING IMAGE OF YOUR TOY DOG AND GIVES CREDIBILITY TO BREEDING PROGRAMS.”

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BIS RBIS MOHBIS GCHP DARTAN DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER AT VIVA

BRED BY DARWIN DELANEY & KATHY SAWYER OWNED & EXCLUSIVELY HANDLED BY CECI L IA BOZZO

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G I N G E R Y C H I N E S E C R E S T E D S AC C OM P L I S H E D & E XQ U I S I T E W E S T M I N S T E R A N D N AT I O N A L S E L E C T S I LV E R G C H G I N G E R Y ' S H I G H VO LTAG E

Ellie S H E ' S E L E C T R I C !

A L L S Y S T E M S * CHINESE CRESTED THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES WHO APPRECIATE ELLIE’S BREED TYPE AND MOVEMENT. • Select at the Regional National in Orlando • 3 Group Placements Augusta Weekend Flash #6

Owned by JACQUI DIPIETRO & ARLENE BUTTERKLEE Bred by ARLENE BUTTERKLEE Handled by VICTOR HELU

*All systems as of 12/31/17

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Thank you Judge Ms. Elizabeth Muthard for awarding Oni WD, BOW, BOS at Northern Neck KC of Virginia. WOLPERT’S I ’M THE ONE Oni WOLPERT’S YORKSHIRE TERRIERS WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR NEWEST BOY,

E X MOO R ’ S E X T R OV E R T X WO L P E R T ’ S O N E A N D O N LY

BREEDERS, OWNERS, HANDLERS: FRED & MARCIA WOLPERT • 301-260-1604 • MWOLPERT2004@VERIZON.NET

wolpertsyorkshireterriers.com

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G C H B O N E L O V E J U S T C A N ' T D R I V E 5 5

Bimmer

AKC National Championship BOV 2017 Multiple BISS • Group Winning and Placing

Top 20 Breed and All-Breed* *TNT Breed and All-Breed stats as of 12/31/17

Bred, Owned & Loved by Tina & Bill Bregman, OneLove Chihuahuas Expertly Presented by Michelle & Michael Scott Special thanks to Margaret Reed National Championship BOV 2017, Patricia Taylor Group 1, for their recognition of Bimmer's sound structure, superb movement and outstanding temperament.

TO SUCCESS S P E E D I NG

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GCH WENRICK’S N’ PALAQUINS THEY CALL ME MR. BATES MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW & GROUP WINNING Bates

THANK YOU JUDGE RICHARD BOHANNON THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE JUDGES WHO HAVE RECOGNIZED BATES SO FAR IN 2018.

Owned by: Wendy Paquette Professionally Handled by: Michelle M. Jones

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Leo MULT I PLE GROUP WINNING Watch for his offspring in the ring in 2018! Lennie | Dallas Mitzi | Bash Wicked | Calypso Vinnie | Tori Ariel | Selena

L E O I S E X C E P T I O N A L

number five BREED & ALL BREED FOR 2017* ranked

GCHG CAN CH R IGA I R UNIQUE LEO

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AT THE AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Thanks to Judge Mr. Fred Basset

for a Group 3 placement & Judge Mrs. Gloria Geringer for a Group 4 placement

bred by ILONA RODIONOVA

owned by ROSANNE FETT | WWW.ROSEMARKKENNEL.COM

handled & loved by TONIA HOLIBAUGH

assisted by EDGAR CRUZ GUEVARA

*TNT breed & all breed stats as of 12/31/17

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ZHEN' S DREAM ON G R A N D C H A M P I O N

Flash: October 13 th -14 th , 2017 AOM & BOS CCCN Specialty Select Dog Tri-Star KC

Until Your Dreams D R E A M

C O M E T R U E

Bred by Carol Clouse (Zhen), Amy Thompson & Bill Thompson Owned by Carol Clouse Presented by Terry Smith

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silver Grand Champion CH knockout white owl

THANK YOU JUDGE EDD BIVIN FOR AWARDING IZZI E BEST OF VARI ETY AT THE ROYAL CANIN SHOWS IN BEAUTI FUL COMPETITION, FOR A FANTASTIC END TO A WONDERFUL YEAR! FLASH! AT THE FORT BEND KENNEL CLUB IZZI E WINS HER 3RD BEST IN SHOW UNDER GLORIA GERINGER AND RESERVE BEST IN SHOW UNDER FRED BASSET! Number one SMOOTH COAT CH I H UAH UA 20 1 7 * ( B RE E D TOTA LS ) * T N T B R E E D S TATS A S O F 1 2 / 3 1 / 1 7

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW 2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY BEST OF BREED 2017 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BEST OF VARI ETY WINNER

UNLIKE ANY OTHER

BRED BY KNOCKOUT CHIHUAHUAS - PASSION FOR THE WHOLE DOG - RACHEL K. GREEN KNOCKOUTCHIS@GMAI L .COM - WWW.KNOCKOUTCHIHUAHUAS.COM ALL BREEDING STOCK OFA CLEAR - ALWAYS BREEDER-OWNER-HANDLED

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I t ’ s h e r wo r l d , we a l l j u s t l i v e i n i t . . .

CH RAGDOLLS MIDNIGHT MAGIC SHOW

Bella

Finished in just eight weekends of shows with multiple wins over specials. Thank you to all of the judges who appreciated this little black and tan girl.

bred & owned by SHALON & MIKE PARROTT Ragdoll Pomeranians www.ragdollpoms.com congratulations!

handled exclusively by ALY BELL www.ballofurpoms.com

©SANDI OLKKOLA PHOTOGRAPHY

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JUDGING THE CHINESE CRESTED by SUE KLINCKHARDT-GARDNER

J udging the Chinese Crested is really pretty straightforward. Once you get past the obvious fact that you have to judge dogs with hair against hairless dogs, the rest is fairly simple to grasp. Judging hairless dogs is more visual than judging dogs with coat. It’s not necessary to spend a lot of time touching when you can see angulation and topline. Powderpuffs, of course, require that the judge “see” more with his fingers. Just a little differ- ence in technique when approaching our two non-varieties. As with any breed, a judge should be able to identify the dog as a Chi- nese Crested when it comes into the ring—type. Then, the dog should be put together well—soundness. This is a toy dog, but he is an athlete, too. This little dog excels in performance events and he has no trouble jumping up on the couch or dancing for extend- ed periods of time on his hind legs. He is strong for his size and he should be

size wise. Learn to spot a 15-inch dog— he’s too big. Same thing applies at the other end of the size range—10 inch- es is okay, 9 isn’t. The standard says, “Slightly larger or smaller.” There is a judgment call here. Maybe you think an inch is too big a deviation. You can make that call, but be consistent. In any event, a sound, typey 10- (or 14-) inch dog is always better than a 12-inch dog with a roachy topline who crosses over coming toward you. COAT There is a movement right now, pro- moted by a small number of exhibitors, to convince judges that only a “truly hairless dog” is a correct dog. As a judge, your job is to judge the dog as it is pre- sented to you on the day you see it. You may assume that the dog with an abun- dant crest also has a lot of body hair. Don’t assume anything. I can show you dogs with bountiful crests, plumes and socks that don’t have more than four or

built to move like a “big dog”. Every- thing you know about shoulder angula- tion and rear angulation, well let down hocks, topline and coming and going in a straight line will all apply here. Know- ing these things will give you a head start judging this breed. SIZE There are, as with any breed, some things that are special to our breed. When you judge Chinese Cresteds, you have a tremendous responsibility to breeders and to the future of the breed. The dogs you choose are going to be the breeding stock that will provide the Cresteds of the future. Please be intimately familiar with the fine points of the breed that make a difference. For instance, our standard allows for a height at thewithers of 11-13 inches with dogs that are slightly smaller or larger to be given full consideration. This is a big size range for a toy dog. Learn to be able to spot a 14-inch dog. He’s okay

“THE OTHER THING IS, WE JUDGE THE PUFFS AND HAIRLESS TOGETHER, SO THE WORST MISTAKE YOU COULD MAKE WOULD BE A GROOMING RELATED MISTAKE!”

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“WE LOVE OUR COLORS AND, LIKE PEOPLE, NO COLOR IS BETTER THAN ANOTHER. NEVER BE THE JUDGE WHO PUTS UP ONLY DOGS OF A CERTAIN COLOR. THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL.”

five hairs on their entire bodies. Hairless dogs should be presented to you with skin that is soft and smooth. Some of this is grooming. I shave all my hairless dogs before I show them, whether they have a lot of body hair or only a cou- ple of hairs. Judge what you see. Occa- sionally, a judge will make a big show of running his hand against the grain of the skin, trying to find body hair. No matter how much body hair the dog has, if the handler is a good groom- er, you still won’t find it. It’s not up to you to decide if the dog has body hair— any more than you should excuse a Ter- rier that you think might be dyed. If the color doesn’t come off on your hand, judge the dog. When breeding, the amount of body hair that the parents have doesn’t breed true. You can breed two true hairless dogs and get hairy hairless puppies or vice versa. We’ve come a long way from the unsound, really homely little dogs that we used to show (some of which had quite a bit of body hair). Our dogs today are sounder, prettier and healthier—let’s not try to go back. Some new judges are concerned that they are going to be fooled by a shaved down Puff. Don’t spend too much time worrying about that. First of all, it’s just a whole lot of work to do and most peo- ple don’t. The other thing is, we judge the puffs and hairless together, so the worst mistake you could make would be a grooming related mistake! PROPORTION Proportion in the Chinese Crested is important. While square may be cute, it isn’t correct. This breed is rectangular

which allows for freedom of movement. A correctly moving Crested almost takes your breath away. It is that beau- tiful. A square dog is more likely to be hackneyed or have a stilted gait. Look for that nice length of body and easy

eyes and lighter colored dogs may have lighter colored eyes.” While our stan- dard does not specifically disqualify blue eyes, it would be hard to fit them into the description from the standard. Dark eyes that get lighter to match the color of the dog are not blue—milk chocolate brown or hazel, even green- ish—but not blue. Delight in the rainbow of colors that you will see in the Crested ring. You’ll never be presented with classes of dogs that are all the same colors and markings. We love our colors and, like people, no color is better than another. Never be the judge who puts up only dogs of a certain color. They are all beautiful. You will see a lot of variation in Cresteds that you judge—size, beauti- ful colors, coat (or not) and grooming. Learn to see past a full faced dog to the head shape. A full-faced dog can be very attractive. Just because you don’t see them very often doesn’t make them incorrect. Ears may or may not be shaved—either is fine. Some judges prefer a part down the back of a Puff, but that, too, is a grooming option. Part of the fun of judging our breed is the variety—but it does take, I think, a little more time to recognize the beauty in the variation. Please take the time. Sit ringside and watch. Talk to breeders, but remember, that while everyone has something to teach you, no one knows everything. Listen to everything and then go back and read the standard carefully again and make your own decisions. And never quit learning— even though you have been approved to judge the breed.

flowing movement. HEAD & BODY

The topline should be level. Sounds easy, but we are seeing an increasing number of dogs with roachy toplines or dogs that are low in the shoulder. These are not correct. One issue with Cresteds that is dif- ferent from other breeds is teeth. A Powderpuff should have full dentition, a Hairless is not to be faulted for miss- ing teeth. Please note—missing teeth in a Puff is a fault, not a DQ. An absolutely beautiful Puff with a couple of missing premolars is, in my book, preferable to one with all his teeth, but has a hitch in the rear end. The bite, in either type, may be scissors or level. Be aware of the tail carriage in both types. When in motion, the tail is to be carried gaily and may be carried slightly forward over the back. “Slightly” does not mean curled over touching the back, or, worse, laying flat on the back like a Peke. This is a fault that carries over from one generation to another. Once in a bloodline, it’s difficult to correct. It ruins the outline of the dog when it is moving and it usually means that the tail set itself is incorrect. I would rather have a dog whose tail is out behind at the level of the body than one with a teacup kind of tail Another concern for breeders is eye color. “Dark-colored dogs have dark

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JUDGING THE CHINESE CRESTED

“REVIEW THE STANDARD BEFORE JUDGING. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, LOOK AT THE ILLUSTRATED STANDARD WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON THE ACCC WEBSITE.”

by PAT FRANKLIN

I have been showing and breeding Crest- eds since 1995 and have been a Crested judge for several years. This year I had the honor of judging the Chinese Crest- ed Nationals. What a thrill that was! So many well put together dogs. The Crested ring can be very confusing. In part because you have both varieties being shown together but also because there are many types of Chinese Cresteds in the ring. Review the standard before judging. If you have any doubts, look at the illustrated stan- dard which can be found on the ACCC web- site. Go into the ring with a clear view of what you consider to be an ideal Crested, one that conforms to the standard. For me the first line of the standard is invaluable, “A toy dog, fine- boned, elegant and graceful.” I think coat is one area that may present a challenge for some judges. In the hairless you can have the full spectrum from heavy furnish- ings to sparse furnishings. You can also have single and double coated dogs. The hairless should always have a single coat and it should be straight, soft and silky. The powder puff should have a double coat. The coat should be straight, soft and silky and be of moderate length. The puff coat should never resemble a Yorkie coat in texture or length. Another area I think judges struggle with is body hair in the hairless. The heavily

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furnished hairless dogs are very flashy but have a lot of body hair. No one likes a naturally hairless Crested more than me. They have the most supple skin and are very exotic in appearance. While naturally hairless dogs are not as flashy, they should be given full consideration in the ring. Hairlessness or lack there of should not be a deciding factor in your judging unless it comes down to two dogs that you like equally well. In that case it is preferable to put up the naturally hairless dog. A fad that I am hearing about lately is people shaving puffs down to look like hairless. There is no way you can be absolutely sure that a dog being presented to you has been shaved down. What you can be sure of is the furnishings. If the dog presented to you is shown as a hairless and it has double furnishings, it should be penalized. Cresteds should not be a topiary breed but shown in their natural state. Many styles of grooming are accept- able. Should ears and faces be shaved?

Should the body be shaved? Should the neck be shaved? There is much debate among Crested owners as to how much is too much. The standard says, “Groom- ing is minimal-consisting of presenting a clean and neat appearance”. So, what is your definition of “minimal”? You will see varying degrees of “minimal” in the ring on any given day so you will need to decide which is acceptable to you and which is not. The standard says lighter colored dogs may have lighter colored eyes. Since dogs have brown eyes, I inter- pret this to mean lighter colored brown eyes. Palomino colored dogs can have eyes that are as light as hazel. Blue eyes are not acceptable. The standard calls for almond shaped eyes so watch for round eyes coming into your ring which are a fault. Proportion of the Crested is slightly oblong. They should be slightly longer than tall. Their size is 11-13" with a dog slightly over or under to be giv- en full consideration. Slightly is the

key word here. This is an average 12" dog. Slightly is defined as almost imper- ceptible. For me, ¼" is the maximum over/under deviation. Cresteds have a lovely outline but an incorrect tail carriage can ruin this beautiful profile. The tail should never be a tight curl or lay on the dog’s back. Please keep in mind that unlike oth- er breeds, the standard does not penal- ize hairless Cresteds for missing teeth. While puffs are required to have full dentition the hairless variety, due to genetic factors, may have missing teeth. Both hairless and puff should have a scissors or level bite. Movement is an important part of the dog. Don’t be afraid to work the dogs in the ring. They are companions, but they still need to be able to walk to the food dish and go outside. They should never be hackneyed. Topline should be level and can have a slightly sloping croup. The main thing to remember is to judge the whole dog. Not just pieces of it.

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE CHINESE CRESTED by ARLENE BUTTERKLEE C hinese Cresteds are a unique and old breed of dog that dates back to the 1400s, as shown by their depiction in

various paintings and drawings during that era. No one knows exactly where the first Chinese Crested dog, or the first hairless dog for that matter, came from, some speculate Africa, others Asia and still others Mexico, but what is know for sure is that the hairless Crested resulted from a genetic muta- tion or mistake. Other genetic muta- tions occurred within populations of animals, but the hairless Chinese Crest- ed resulted from a mutation in a long coated breed. The Chinese Cresteds’ hairless trait was propagated and even- tually the Chinese Crested became the dog it is today. By 1979 and 1980 there were a few established breeders of Chinese Crest- eds: Hazel Willard (Phaedrian), Jenny Tall (RiverCrest), Wally Swett/Ken Oberg (Mordor), Dick Dickerson (Dick- erson) and Ginette Perez (GiPez). Dur- ing the 1980s, an early group of fanciers under Dick Dickerson’s guidance found- ed a club specifically dedicated to the Chinese Crested breed, the American Chinese Crested Club. The goal of the club was to promote the Chinese Crest- ed breed, educate society about them, and to obtain full purebred status with the American Kennel Club. In 1986, the AKC accepted the standard that the club submitted and the Chinese Crested entered the miscellaneous class. The AKC required the breed club to modify certain aspects of the breed standard in order for the breed to become fully rec- ognized. Specifically, Powderpuffs had to have erect ears, as the Hairless did. There were also different styles of Chi- nese Crested, the refined and delicate type, resembling a little fawn (known as the deer type) and a lower to the ground, stockier body type (known as the cobby type), which were combined into one body style that we know today. On April 1, 1991, the Chinese Crested

achieved full purebred status and was eligible to compete in the toy group. With respect to breeding to the stan- dard, the original Chinese Crested breed standard had a few key points that made Chinese Cresteds a special and unique breed. First and foremost, “the Hairless variety” meant that the Chinese Crested

was a real hairless dog, with hair only on the head, feet and tail. No trimming of hairless dogs was accepted, not even on the face. They were completely nat- ural with soft baby skin that felt like porcelain. They were not allowed to be hairy Hairless groomed to appear hair- less. The “Powderpuff variety” was the

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can answer the call of a crying baby or warn their hearing impaired owners of fires or other dangers. Other Chinese Cresteds found their niche in fly ball, tracking and agility competitions. KayDee, who is owned by Lauralie Mcguire, competes in the North American Fly Ball Association trials. In March 1998, two-year old Sprite earned her first tracking title, and a year later, earned her tracking dog excellent title with trainer Wendy Wallace. Sprite’s full name with titles is Gingery’s Phenomenon, CGN, PCD, CD, CDX, CGC, AgN, AgNJ, CDN2, FDN, FDNT, RN, RA, RE, TD, TDX and with titles bigger than her, she really was a phenomenon. Recently, the sport of agility has taken over the dog world and is a very competitive activity. A Powderpuff was competing in agility before it became a full-fledged AKC sport, but when it did, the Cresteds started running and jumping and weaving in and out of poles. There are many MACH Cresteds, but the first one was a Hairless named Ch Luvan Trouble Is My Business CD, owned by Barbara Majka and bred by the late Jean Scott. Obedience competition like the other performance events, requires a special bond between dog and owner. Chinese Crested Powderpuff OTCH Prezemeks Mr. Mojo Risin UDX, aka Jack, was bred by Margaret Supronow- icz and owned by Marsha Smith. Jack is the breed’s first and only obedience trial champion. The most interesting and contro- versial activity for Cresteds is weight pulling. It is normally a sport that is done by the larger Terriers, such as Pit Bulls, but it has been embraced by Cresteds as well. In weight pulling, the dog is hooked up to a harness and cart.

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opposite, fluffy as can be. The Powder- puff was the completely covered coun- terpart, having the same structure, but with untrimmed hair. The hair was soft and silky, but never kinky or curly. Minimal grooming for cleanliness was desired. Second, the Chinese Crested was a rectangular long backed breed that was a toy size. Over 14" was consid- ered too large. Third, they had to have hare feet and elongated toes, so they could curl their paws and hold objects as if they had hands. Fourth, the head had to be a pleasing wedge. Shortness in muzzle and broad back skulls were not favored, even if they were consid- ered cute. The temperament of the breed was described as “Terrier-like but never noisy or aggressive.” The standard also allowed differ- ences between the Hairless and Pow- derpuff varieties. For example, ears had to be erect in the Hairless, but Powder- puffs were allowed to have dropped ears. The Powderpuff had to have complete dentition while the Hairless were often missing teeth. It was believed that the hairless Cresteds were kept as the treasured pets of Chinese emperors and that they had healing powers. If you had an ache or pain, simply place a Hairless on the pain and the higher body temperature of the Crested would eliminate the pain. Contrary to this belief, Cresteds have a normal dog body temperature. It is only because they have no insula- tion that their body heat radiates out of them, giving them a portable heat- ing pad effect. It was also believed that

the dogs were used as ratters on ships because their prehensile paws allowed them to hold the grip of their prey and their Terrier-like behavior helped them shake the rat to death. But whatever purposes they were used for in the past, today they are wonderful little Terrier- like dogs with big personalities. They are highly intelligent and if one puts in a small amount of time to explain what is expected of them, Chinese Cresteds can achieve a great deal. Chinese Crested can do many things, but they are especially wonderful as therapy dogs. They are small but not breakable, very cuddly and do not shed. These attributes enable them to sit on the laps of the elderly and to entertain small children. Being active and intel- ligent, the Crested can be taught many tricks and obedience commands. Their size makes them portable. Sister Pauline Quinn, a Dominican Sister, recognized the Cresteds love for people and focused their eager attitudes to make them ser- vice dogs. Sister Pauline established the first prison program where dogs are trained by the prisoners to help the handicapped. In 1991, she obtained her first powderpuff Crested (Little Joseph v Gingery, aka Joey), and made him the first Crested to be used in service work as a hearing dog. Joey paved the way for other Cresteds to help and assist the disabled. Today, Andromeda (seizure dog) and Beamer (hearing dog) are per- forming services. Fidos for Freedom, a hearing dog organization based out of Maryland, also has used Chinese Crest- eds. Quick, fast, alert and smart, they

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