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Kusumoto we kept talking for several hours. Well, that was the day in 1991 when there was a big earthquake, and if she had not been talking to me she would have likely been on the bridge that went down! Back to Jo-Ann: She started showing Chinese Cresteds and had a great run in those too. I showed the Multiple Best in Show dog, “Toby,” bred by Karla Matlock, to many victories and a Top Toy Dog too. We continued with Cresteds, but Jo-Ann also fell in love with Maltese—and the rest is history. Jo-Ann owned several Best in Show Maltese and several #1 Maltese, includ- ing BIS “Citrus” and BIS “Timebomb.” She supported her people not just by financing campaigns, but also through her friendships and by always staying positive, even when the chips were down. (She would laugh at the school- like behavior of many of our current competitors/breeders.) A true lady, few people like her are left in this game. Jo-Ann was on the Board of AKC Canine Health Foundation for many years. Besides being a big financial supporter, she also had the skills of leader- ship. Take the Lead touched her heart for the work they have done for so many in need within our community. She participated behind the scenes, support- ing many dog charities, dog clubs, Davis University Vet School, and others too numerousy to name. Jo-Ann was a beautiful person and, with the exception of a few people left in our dog show community, her passing likely signals the end of an era. She may be gone, but Jo-Ann will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to her devoted husband who cared for her 24/7 these last few years. Roy, you are an angel too.

S adly, and too soon in life, we lost one of the greatest remaining dog ladies in the dog world. Jo-Ann Kusumoto was a very private person, but one of the kindest, most sincere, and loyal of human beings. She had a full life of trav- eling, owning businesses, playing with her personal house dogs, staying in touch with people she knew throughout the years, and caring for those in need. If Jo-Ann felt that you were a good person, she would stand behind you until the end. However, she also had “the devil” in her. Besides doing things her way, she would fight to the finish. In dogs, she started years and years ago with her Dobes, and a little-known fact for today’s Shar-Pei people is that Jo-Ann was involved with the breed before they were even in AKC; not just breed, even before Miscellaneous! The late Peter Belmont, Jim Deppen, and Darlene Wright were involved with her in those days. Jo-Ann owned many different breeds, but was devoted for most of her life to the Dober- man Pinscher, owning many top exhibits, including the #1 Working Dog, Ch. Marienburg’s Repo Man, shown by Moe Miyagawa. Jo-Ann was a staunch sup- porter of Mary Rogers’ dogs, and helped her until she passed away. As the years progressed, Jo-Ann and I became friends—many years before she was a client. I showed a Shar-Pei that she bred, “Rambo,” owned by Ann Coleman, TailsEnd. This was, again, before the breed received total recognition. Ann had a Tibetan Terrier of mine that I was campaigning, and Jo-Ann thought that the TT would be a great breed for her mother. (Of course, Jo-Ann took total care of her mom until her passing too.) So, she flew out and took home a charm- ing puppy named “Stuffy.” Jo-Ann and I became fast friends, and the story that comes to mind immediately is one that saved her life! Anyone who knew Jo-Ann knew that she could talk… and talk she did. One day we were on the phone, and she kept saying, “I have to get home,” but

A M E S S A G E F R OM T H E P U B L I S H E R HAPPY NEW YEAR!

T his year, New Year’s was extra special as I got to spend it with those closest to me and with family members whom I haven’t seen for well over two years. We made appetizers and cocktails, and compiled a list of goals for the coming year. We also created a New Year’s Eve song playlist… curated to perfection. What else is there to do on New Year’s Eve—besides, you know, classic New Year’s Eve traditions like watching the ball drop and celebrating with an international fireworks marathon? Why all the fuss? Well, to get inspired for what’s to come, of course! And there’s no better way to get inspired than via a few of the best New Year’s quotes, like the ones I’ve compiled here. Let these words of wisdom, grace, positivity, and motivation inspire you to have your best year yet. I’ve got the classics: “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice,” from famed writer T.S. Eliot; and a few words you may have never heard before from Helen Keller: “Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” I’ve even got a funny New Year’s quote thrown in for good measure from the likes of Bill Vaughan: “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” Technically, I can’t claim to be middle-aged as I have only just turned 34 years old on December 30th, but let me tell you that every day spent with a 5-month-old son and 5- and 8-year-old daughters, plus a Hound and two Sporting dogs, I am lucky to stay up past 9:30PM ! Dear Friends, Everything that’s good in life starts with having a belief that the best is yet to come. If there is anything that I and/or my SHOWSIGHT Family can assist you with—today and throughout the year—please do not hesitate to personally call me at (512) 541-8128 or email aj@aramediagroup.com. I can’t promise that I will pick up your call if you call after 9:30PM… but you never know . Let’s Make 2022 a Great Year!

Yours Faithfully,

AJ ARAPOVIC, OWNER & PUBLISHER

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From the ECSCA Standard Expression – Soft, melting, yet dignified, alert, and intelligent.

Owned by Lynda & Robert Gall Pamela Morgan

Very Special thanks to handlers Laura King & Robin Novack

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HEADLINE

TO MORRIS & ESSEX MEMBERS FROM WAYNE FERGUSON

NEW DATE FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ZOOM MEETING

The 2022 Morris & Essex General Membership meeting will be held via Zoom on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 AT 7PM.

Board Members will meet via Zoom at 6PM.

As we did last year, we will send out individualized access codes via email to all of our members. It is important to save your code and have it on hand in order to access the meeting.

While the pandemic’s impact on our dog world certainly can be frustrating at times, I am grateful that we have safe and accessible ways to communicate with each other.

And, of course, we had the great fortune of being together for our 2021 show—as I am sure we will in 2025.

See you on the small screen in February! Until then, stay safe, and thank you for being a valued part of Morris & Essex. Please let me know if you will be attending our Membership Meeting.

BEST ALWAYS,

WAYNE FERGUSON WFERGUSON129@COMCAST.NET

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AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB EXPANDS ITS PACK IN 2022 - MUDI AND RUSSIAN TOY BRING RECOGNIZED BREEDS TO 199 –

Mudi Photo by ©Amanda Haldeman Russian Toy Photo by ©American Kennel Club

New York, NY - The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, announced today that the Mudi and Russian Toy have received full recognition, and are eligible to compete in the Herding Group and Toy Group, respectively. These additions bring the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 199. “We’re thrilled to have two unique breeds join the registry,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “The Mudi, a medium-sized herding dog, makes a great pet for an active family committed to keeping this worker busy, and the small, loving Rus- sian Toy thrives on being close to its humans, making a wonderful companion for an owner who can be with the dog a great deal. As always, we encourage people to do their research to find the right breed for their lifestyle.” The Mudi joins the Herding Group, and is a medium-sized, ver- satile, all-purpose farm dog from Hungary. The breed is courageous and useful for working the most stubborn livestock. It’s loyal, and protective of property and family members. Mudi are very energetic, enjoying a good run. They are playful, affectionate, and can be calm and relaxed at home. They don’t have many grooming requirements. Occasional baths and a combing or brushing will do.

Joining the Toy Group, the Russian Toy dates back to the Rus- sian aristocracy. These dogs may be little, but they pack a ton of per- sonality. They are elegant, lively, active, and cheerful. They are intel- ligent, with a strong desire to please. Russian Toys thrive on human companionship, loving to snuggle and be close to their family. They can, however, be slightly aloof with strangers. The breed has two coat types—longhaired and smooth. The longhaired coat should be brushed two to three times per week and given baths monthly. The smooth coat needs weekly brushing and occasional baths. AKC recognition offers a breed the opportunity to compete at all levels of AKC-sanctioned events. Recognition does not neces- sarily mean that the breed is a newly created breed. Many of the breeds that gain full AKC-recognition have existed for decades, and some are ancient. To become an AKC-recognized breed there must be an active following and interest in the breed by owners in the US as well as an established breed club of responsible owners and breeders. There also must be a sufficient population of dogs in the United States, geographically distributed throughout the county. Breeds working towards full recognition are recorded in AKC’s Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®). Additional informa- tion on the process can be found at akc.org.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organi- zations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners, and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year, including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, and field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org. AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trade- marks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc. Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers.

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G C H J A Z Z I N T O T H E B E A T A T B I G B O O M

BOOM

SPANIEL (CLUMBER)

Our sincerest appreciation to all Judges who have recognized Boom’s fine type and quality in 2021, including most recently at AKC National Championship week where Boom has gotten a ribbon every day he has shown. We are excited to see what will 2022 bring us.

Owned by Julie Caruthers, Diane Nelson & Jennifer Zingula Bred by Collette Jaynes, Lana Levai & Marcia A. Long

Handled by Ginny Kincer

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Form Follows FUNCTION BY STEPHANIE SEABROOK HEDGEPATH MEASURING PROPORTIONS AND FINDING LANDMARKS PART ONE W hat is the first thing a judge does once a class is in the ring and checked in? He or she “walks the line” to get a first impression of the dog’s profile. If you are not sure of the essential physical As our first example, this is from the Standard for the Shetland Sheepdog: SIZE, PROPORTION, SUBSTANCE

“Size, Proportion, Substance: The Shetland Sheepdog should stand between 13 and 16 inches at the shoulder. Note: Height is determined by a line perpendicular to the ground from the top of the shoulder blades, the dog standing naturally, with forelegs parallel to line of measurement. Disqualifications - Heights below or above the desired size range are to be disqualified from the show ring. In over- all appearance, the body should appear moderately long as measured from shoulder joint to ischium (rearmost extremity of the pelvic bone), but much of this length is actually due to the proper angulation and breadth of the shoulder and hindquarter, as the back itself should be comparatively short.”

characteristics that make up your breed, you may find some hints in the first paragraphs of your breed’s AKC Standard under the heading of General Description. The next paragraph that I turn to in my studies of a new breed is usually the section on Size, Propor- tion and Substance. Please note that not all standards have this sec- tion separated from the whole of the standard, so you may have to hunt for the information. In the late 1980s, AKC decreed that all Breed Standards be formatted in a particular order from that point forward. Only breeds recognized prior to 1989 could have revisions made to their Standards without reformatting, and any newcom- ers must use the format now in use. The majority of parent clubs went along with the new format and were allowed to reformat their Standards without making any actual changes to the wording, but a few declined and remain as they were. The proportions of a dog are vital to their breed character. Their profile gives you the shape of the dog—so that most breeds can be identified by their silhouette alone. Proportions can vary widely from breed to breed, as do size and substance. But when describing the silhouette of the dog, the Standard usually (but not always!) explains height, weight, and proportion. When studying propor- tions in different breeds, there is usually a reference to particular points in the dog that are used as the basis for measurements. I call these particular points “landmarks.” These landmarks vary from breed to breed and it is up to the breeder to learn how to find these landmarks so that they can determine the proportions in their own animals. Let us first discuss some of these landmarks and, more specifically, where they are located on the dog.

Figure 1. Shetland Sheepdog Proportion Measurements

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The ideal length/height ratio is 1.8:1 when measuring from the point of the breast bone (prosternum) to the rear of the hip (ischial tuberosity) and measuring from the ground to the point of the withers. Ideally, dogs should be from 30 to 38 pounds; bitches from 25 to 34 pounds. Lack of overall balance, oversized or undersized are serious faults.” As a dwarf breed, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a normal-sized head and body, but shortened limbs. The breed is decid- edly rectangular in profile. Length is mea- sured from the breastbone (prosternum) (“A” on Figure 4) to the rear of the hip/ ischial tuberosity or pin bone (“B” on Figure 4). The height is from the highest point of the withers (“C” on Figure 4) to the ground (“D” on Figure 4). Using these landmarks to measure, the Cardigan is nearly twice as long as it is tall. Therefore, the measurement landmarks for the Cardi- gan Welsh Corgi are the breastbone (pro- sternum), the ischial tuberosity (pin bone), and the withers. What I am trying to point out with these illustrations is that the landmarks used to measure the height and length of a dog can vary from breed to breed. The height is measured in the same way, no matter the breed, by using a wicket. The point (landmark) at which the measure- ment is determined can vary somewhat, as we have seen in the examples given, depending upon the point at which the height is to be determined. A fixed point gives a far more accurate measurement. The fixed point in this case, the wither, is composed of the first three to four tho- racic vertebrae along with muscle and coat. To be even more specific, it is the spine of the vertebrae that serves as this particu- lar landmark. A correctly placed shoul- der blade results in a wither that blends smoothly into the back. The (highest) point of the shoulder blade (scapula) is also used in a few of the Herding breeds as the uppermost measurement for height in the Collie, German Shepherd Dog, Nor- wegian Buhund, and Shetland Sheepdog. Unfortunately, the shoulder blade can be attached to the thorax in differing posi- tions, from well-laid-back (approximately a 45-degree angle to the ground) to more upright positions, which may also be moved forward on the thorax; therefore, not a fixed point. All other Herding breeds use the fixed point of the highest part of the withers for the measurement of height. In Part Two, I will discuss how to find and palpate the landmarks used when going over a dog.

Please note that the landmarks to determine the length of the Sheltie are the shoulder joint, also called the point of shoulder (“A” on Figure 1) to the ischium, also called the pin bone (“B” on Figure 1) and from the top of the shoulder blades (“C” on Figure 1) to the ground (“D” on Figure 1). The shoulder joint is the joint formed where the shoulder blade (scapula) meets the upper arm (humerus). It is con- sidered to be a fixed point on the dog’s body. Unfortunately, the shoulder blade is not a fixed point—if the dog is more upright in shoulder, the topmost part of the shoulder blade is moved forward, mak- ing the dog measure longer. When mea- suring a dog, one usually uses the highest point of the withers, which is composed of the first nine thoracic vertebrae and is a fixed point. The highest point of the with- ers is usually one of the first four thoracic vertebrae. Therefore, the measurement landmarks for the Shetland Sheepdog are the shoulder joint, the pin bone, and the top of the shoulder blade. Here is another of the Herding breeds: “Size, Proportion, Substance: Size - The preferred height for males is 20 to 23 inches, females 18 to 21 inches. Quality is not to be sacrificed in favor of size. Proportion - Mea- suring from the breastbone to rear of thigh and from top of the withers to the ground the Aus- tralian Shepherd is slightly longer than tall.” On the Australian Shepherd, the mea- surement is from the breastbone (proster- num) (“A” on Figure 2) to the rear of the thigh (“B” on Figure 2), which is com- monly referred to as the pin bone or sci- entifically as the ischiatic tuberosity. The breastbone (prosternum) projects forward of the shoulder joint or point of shoulder and is a fixed point, as is the pin bone in the rear. The height of the dog is measured from the top of the withers (“C” on Figure 2) to the ground (“D” on Figure 2). There- fore, the measurement landmarks for the Australian Shepherd are the breastbone, the pin bone, and the withers. What we can see in comparing these two breeds is that even though they use different points of reference, they basically have the same proportions in both: slightly longer than tall. A Herding breed with a different shape is the Old English Sheepdog: “Size, Proportion, Substance: Type, character and balance are of greater impor- tance and are on no account to be sacrificed to size alone. Size - Height (measured from top of withers to the ground), Dogs: 22 inch- es (55.8 centimeters) and upward. Bitches: 21 inches (53.3 centimeters) and upward.

Figure 2. Australian Shepherd Proportion Measurements

Figure 3. Old English Sheepdog Proportion Measurements

Figure 4. Cardigan Welsh Corgi Proportion Measurements

Proportion - Length (measured from point of shoulder to point of ischium (tuberosity) practically the same as the height. Absolutely free from legginess or weaselness. Substance - Well muscled with plenty of bone.” The Old English Sheepdog is a square dog. The measurement landmarks are the wither (“C” on Figure 3), the point of the shoulder, at the shoulder joint, (“A” on Fig- ure 3), and the ischium tuberosity or pin bone (“B” on Figure 3). The measurement is “practically the same,” and therefore, square. So, the measurement landmarks for the Old English Sheepdog are the point of shoulder to the end of the ischium (pin bone), and the withers. Let us now look at another breed with a totally different outline, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi: “Size, Proportion, Substance: Overall balance is more important than absolute size. Dogs and bitches should be from 10.5 to 12.5 inches at the withers when standing naturally.

Our gratitude to all judges who have awarded Odin at limited amount of shows he was shown at in 2021. We are looking forward to seeing what will 2022 bring us.

BASSET HOUND

BOB WINNER OF THE 2021 GSPCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW

NATIONAL SPECIALTY MATURITY MULTIPLE BEST OF BREED WINNER

PRESENTED BEAUTIFULLY IN THE RING TO THIS HONOR BY HER CO-BREEDER TINA PARKER-CRAIG

THANK YOU TO JUDGE MRS. HEATHER BRENNAN AND TO ALL THE JUDGES WHO HAVE RECOGNIZED OUR BEAUTIFUL GIRL

owners EVAN TZANIS & DR. NIA TATSIS breeders KAHLA ENNIS, SHARON DATTILIO, TINA M. CRAIG & BRENDA MAHONEY handler JOANNE THIBAULT

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Judges Group Winning: Nikki Riggsbee Kimberly Anne Meredith Nancy Simmons Group Placing : Dawn Hitchcock David Haddock James M. Frankhauser Nikki Riggsbee Sharon Anne Redmer Ken Murray Eric Liebes Nancy Simmons Vicki Seiler-Cushman

BISS: Judy London Cathy De La Garza

Janene Borini Wanda Hepler

BOB: Dana Cline Joseph Gregory David W. Haddock Ken Murray Desmond Murphy Nikki Riggsbee Linda Robey Debra Thornton

Joe Lobb Luis Sosa Vicki Seiler-Cushman Dawn Hitchcock Abby Patrizio Cathy De La Garza Jan Paulk Linda Riedel Gary L. Sparschu Bonnie Linnell Clarke Judy London Pat M. Jenkins Wanda Hepler Luis Fernando Arce Bruce E. Boran Janene Borini

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In 4.5 months, Marina achieved Top 10 Breed and AB * , Multiple BISS, Multiple Group wins, Multiple Group placements, Best in Show Breed by Exhibitor, BOB at the Morris and Essex show, BOB at The National Championships, and was awarded First AOM at the GDCA National all before 2 years old. Thank you to all of the judges that have recognized Marina’s qualities and we are looking forward to 2022. M U L T I P L E B I S S G C H S L E G A D O N D A N E M A R K ’ S A C A P T I V E S P I R I T , A O M

Owners: Francisco Camacho, Jason Dubman, and Kirsten Kauffman Breeders: Francisco Camacho, Jason Dubman, Karen Martin, and Jessica Powers Exclusively shown by: Francisco Camacho AKA Frankie Dubman

*AKC stats as of 11/30/21

LINES FROM LINDA

BETTY WHITE LUDDEN JANUARY 17, 1922 - DECEMBER 31, 2021

AN AMAZING LADY — A TRUE CHAMPION FOR ALL DOGS AND ANIMALS

BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

M y Mother, Hazel (Mrs. Roy Ayers), introduced me to Betty White many years ago. Already being a fan of the Emmy award-winning film and television actress, I learned from visiting with the two of them what a champion of animal causes Betty was. When talking about dogs, Betty lit up the room with her contagious and very genuine smile. One of my treasures is this wonderful photograph with Wayne Ferguson, Betty White, and me, captured one year during Westminster week. Wayne and I shared the memory with each other recently, and I think he speaks for all of us who knew her when he said: “Betty was an amazing lady in so many ways. Her love for animals was a major part of her life, since she was a toddler. The many dogs in her lifetime gave her true happi- ness, and her devotion to their health was everlasting. May our memories of her make us smile, give us strength, and always be with us”.

Betty White pictured with Wayne Ferguson,

President and Show Chairman of Morris & Essex Kennel Club, and me at Westminster.

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BEST OF BREED • COLUMBIA KC UNDER JUDGE DONNELLE RICHARDS

SELECT DOG • DECATUR KC UNDER JUDGE SHARON MASNICK

SELECT DOG • CAHABA VALLEY KC UNDER JUDGE BRIAN MEYER

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SELECT DOG • MONTGOMERY KC UNDER JUDGE LORRAINE BISSO

OH GRP 3 • CAHABA VALLEY KC

BEST OF BREED • COLUMBIA KC UNDER JUDGE BARBARA DEMPSEY ALDERMAN

BEST IN SHOW OWNER HANDLED • COLUMBIA KC UNDER JUDGE BARBARA DEMPSEY ALDERMAN

BEST OF BREED • DECATUR KC UNDER JUDGE SHARON MASNICK

SELECT DOG AND OH GROUP 4 • HUNTSVILLE KC UNDER JUDGE PAMELA PEAT

SELECT DOG • DECATUR KC UNDER JUDGE DEBORAH BARRETT

SELECT DOG • TENNESSEE VALLEY KC UNDER JUDGE NEENA VAN CAMP

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL

FINNICKYSKYE CAVALIERS OWNED & SHOWN BY: J IM & SHARON UTYCH

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BEST VETERAN • MID FLORIDA CKCSC SPECIALTY AT ROYAL CANIN UNDER JUDGE BOB WHITNEY (CANADA)

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BROOKHAVEN NUMBER NINE DREAM

RESERVE WINNERS DOG • COLUMBIA KC UNDER JUDGE LEE WHITTIER

BEST OF WINNERS • DECATUR KC UNDER JUDGE SHARON MASNICK

BEST OF WINNERS • HUNTSVILLE KC UNDER JUDGE PEGGY BEISEL MCILWAINE

RESERVE WINNERS DOG • HUNTSVILLE KC UNDER JUDGE PAMELA PEAT

RESERVE WINNERS DOG • DECATUR KC UNDER JUDGE DEBORAH BARRETT

BEST IN HIS CLASS • AKC PUPPY SWEEPSTAKES

by LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR Greenville Kennel Club Celebrates Christmas, Outstanding Members and K-9 Officers at The Poinsett Club Greenville, South Carolina | Winter 2021 MEMORIES CAPTURED

AKC Outstanding Sportmanship Award Recipient, Thecla Tyner

AKC Delegate Gloria Askins presenting AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award to Thecla Tyner

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*DN STATS AS OF 11/30/21

PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI

MEMORIES CAPTURED BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

GKC Board Member Meredith MeGee and President Jeanette Stribling Presented checks to honor Juniors Alexis Moore and O’Malley McGee

GKC President presenting Member of the Year Award to Sharon Smith

Past President Blake Roulette with Gloria Askins, and Jeanette Stribling presenting a check for Greenville County Sheriff’s Office new K-9 Unit dog.

A TEAM TO WATCH IN 2022

TONY

&Aaron

Breeders: Jessica Brigante & Luis Matos, Royal-Tea Beagles

Owners: Jessica Brigante, Luis Matos & Lori Norman

Handler: Aaron Wilkerson

Gch Royal-Tea Antonio Banderas Sire: GCh Shadynooks You Oughta Be In Pictures | Dam: Gonrodcasco’R Dona Barbara

BEAGLE (OVER 13 IN.)

MEMORIES CAPTURED BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

Sophie STARL IGHT MAKE IT SO B R O N Z E G R A N D C H A M P I O N G C H G LOT R A N D O S U N S H I N E C E L E B R AT I O N C G C X C H S TA R L I G H T S H OWG I R L R AT N * A KC B R E E D S TAT S A S O F 1 1 / 3 0 / 2 1 1 nu omn b e er WESTIE BITCH * OWN E D & H A N D L E D B Y D R . R OX A N N A TWE D T • C O - OWN E D B Y PAT R I C I A G A M A , S TA R L I G H T WE S T I E S WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER BEST OF OPPOS ITE SEX NATIONAL SPECIALTY MULTI PLE GROUP PLACEMENTS BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY WE S T H I G H L A N D WH I T E T E R R I E R C LU B S P E C I A LT Y S H OW

bitch 2021 *

silver grand champion best i n specialty show wi nn i ng

Edelweiss Hi-Life Faye Tality

AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER

Owned by Mack & Joleena Young, Kathy Knoles , Janette Parker & the Late Susan Mi ller

Bred by Janette Parker & Kathy Knoles

Exclus ively presented by Chri sta Cook

*AKC stats as of 1 1 /30/2 1

All in for 2022

*AKC STATS AS OF 11/30/21

MINIATURE SCHNAUZER

INTERNATIONAL & AMER ICAN CH HEARTY’S WONDER BOY

"Thai" was only shown at a few shows in Januar y and Februar y of 2020 when he f inished his championship and at the end of the year at the AKC Nat ional Championship where he received an Award of Excel lence. We are look ing forward to seeing what 2022 wi l l br ing us!

From t he s t andard - “Idea l ly, he ight at w i t her s i s 9 to 10-1/2 inches ; but , not l es s t han 8 inches nor more t han 11 inches . Idea l ly, we ight of mat ure dogs , 9 to 16 pounds .”

SHIH TZU

T H A I

Award of Mer i t f rom t he Febr uar y 2020 Met ropo l i t an NY Shih Tzu Fanc i er s spec i a l t y under judge Johnny Shoemaker. Owner : Les l i e LeFave & L Sarah Lawrence Breeder : Papi tchaya Sukonoi

THANK YOU JUDGES!

© TAYLOR BLAIRE CAUSEY

2 0 2 1 A K C N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N S H I P B E S T O F B R E E D W I N N E R • O H G R O U P O N E W I N N E R

MINIATURE PINSCHER

M B I S S B I S G C H S C H R E H - P I N ’ S I A M C H A R M E D F O R C H E R I S T A R

B R E E D E R / OW N E R / H A N D L E R • C H E R I E M C D A N I E L C H E R I S T A R M I N I AT U R E P I N S C H E R S

1 2 7 NOHS Best In Show NOHS Reserve Best In Show NOHS Group 1

Ralph & Dawn

OU R S I NC E R E S T A P P R E C I AT I ON AND T HAN K YOU TO A L L J UDG E S WHO HAV E R E COGN I Z E D R A L P H ’ S F I N E T Y P E AND QUA L I T Y. HA P P Y N EW Y E A R AND WE A R E LOOK I NG F ORWA R D TO S E E I NG WHAT 2 0 2 2 W I L L B R I NG U S .

RETRIEVER (LABRADOR)

GCH MochaLabs Wreck It Ralph B R E D BY DAWN M I E T H OWN E D BY DAWN M I E T H , AND R EW FA I L L A & J OD E E HOR S EMAN

HARRIER

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*AKC STATS AS OF 11/30/21

SHOW CHAIRS NEVER SIT

MARILYN PIPES CHAIRPERSON CHISOLM TRAIL CLASSIC CLUSTER CLUBS, BELL COUNTY KC AND STEPHENVILLE TEXAS KC 1. What is the name of your show/cluster? Our cluster is the Chisolm Trail Classic of the Bell County and Stephenville Texas Kennel Clubs. 2. Where are your shows held? When? Our shows are held at the Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Texas, over the third week of October (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday). 3. Can you please provide a brief history of your club? The cluster began in 2010 due to the Stephenville KC losing their venue. Bell County KC graciously invited us to partner with them to have our shows. It has been a great working relation- ship and has allowed Stephenville to continue in viability as a show-giving club. The Expo Center has made improvements to accommodate the dog shows and is very responsive to our needs. It is busy with many other activities (craft shows, live- stock fair, horse competitions, concerts, etc.) but has not taken advantage of dog clubs that have a limited ability to contend with expensive venues. Stephenville KC has been in existence as a conformation show and obedience trial club since about 1980. Due to lower entries in recent years and the additional workers needed to hold obedience trials, we let our obedience approval lapse a few years ago. Marilyn Pipes has served as Show Chair for the past six years. Stephenville KC Show com- mittee consists of Marilyn and Willie Pipes, Lynda and Mel- vin Misegadis, and Donna Svien. Bell County KC began in the early 1980s under the name Funtier KC of Greater Killeen, as an obedience trial club. In 1996, conformation shows were approved, and in 2008 the name was changed to Bell County KC, with Belton, Texas, as home. In addition to conformation shows, Bell County offers both AKC obedience and agility tri- als on different dates than the cluster show. George Armstrong has functioned as Bell County KC Show Chair for the past two years, having assumed the role from Sandra Schmidt who had stepped down due to health reasons. George is assisted by Danelle Brown and club officers Ed Eldridge, Terri Boedeker, Linda Stanley, and Darryl Schuller. 4. How are the following accommodated at your show/clus- ter: Parking; Grooming; Bathing; Hospitality; Vendors; Public Education? The Expo Center has ample parking and is located just off Interstate Highway 35 between Austin and Dal- las. Parking is free and the Expo Center also has RV spots for rent on the grounds. They also help with grooming needs such as electricity, and provide a number of electric outlet banks for dryers and clippers, etc.There are two wash bays available in the portion used by the shows, and places to set up public ex-pens. The clubs provide clean-up bags for exhibitors outside the main building and at the hotels next door to the Expo Center. The Expo Center provides waste barrels inside and outside for use by exhibitors. Bell County KC handles vendor management.

For the past three years, the cluster has utilized the volunteer services of the Southern Handlers Charity group to set up and “police” the reserved and free grooming spaces at the show. This group marks off the spaces using a map provided by the Stephenville KC, which is responsible for collecting the fees for reserved grooming spaces. Both clubs make a donation to the SHC Foundation for this help. The clubs pool receipts for vendors, grooming, and entry fees and reconcile with shared facility costs, etc., and split the net results equally. The cluster takes advantage of public education provided by the AKC Rep. This past year, we had New Exhibitor Orientation and a dem- onstration of the use of the wicket and scale. 5. Does your show/cluster offer the National Owner-Handled Series? Junior Showmanship? 4-6 Month Beginner Pup- py? Best Bred-By? Specialties? Supported Entries? Yes, we always offer the NOHS! We offer Junior Showmanship and 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy, although we usually don’t offer this on all four days since it is so tiring for the puppies. We have, in the past, offered Best Bred-By, though not recently. This is due to the difficulty of finding additional people to judge these special Groups (Best Puppy, Best Bred-By, etc.) and having so many activities going on at the end of each judging day. Owner-Handled Groups are well received and have con- tinued to draw more participants. We continue to have several “Bell County KC graciously invited us to partner with them to have our shows. It has been a great working relationship and has allowed Stephenville to continue in viability as a show-giving club.”

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BASENJI

SHOW CHAIRS NEVER SIT

Concurrent Specialties that regularly come to our cluster and are always open to accommodating others who want to join us. We have also had a number of Supported Entries (most recently, RRCUS, Red River Stan- dard Schnauzer Club, Norwich Terrier, and others) and we are always happy to welcome other breed club inquiries to support the entry of their breed at our shows. 6. How are judging panels decided? Who stewards at your show(s)/ cluster? Each club determines and hires the judges for their individual shows based on input from club membership. Sometimes, we are able to share multi-Group judges to reduce costs for both clubs. Each club makes its own contracts with steward clubs and for show photographers. 7. Are Breed Seminars and Judges Education offered? We have offered breed seminars and JE opportunities in the past, but have not had resources recently to manage them. We would love to provide JE opportunities and can pursue those when breed clubs have specialties or supported entries with our shows. That would be great! We would just need some help to do so as our memberships are small, and we all stay pretty busy! 8. How are your show(s)/cluster promoted? TV? Radio? Print Media? Social Media? We have not actively used advertising through TV, radio or print media. This past year, we took advantage of advertising our cluster through an email blast. The Southern Handlers group as well as the clubs with supported entries or specialties posted on social media regarding our shows.

9. What are some of the challenges that you’ve had to face as show/cluster chair? As with many other clubs, the need for more volunteers and more work- ing members is a challenge. Like many dog clubs, our membership is aging and there does not seem to be many younger people with interest in club participa- tion. Personally, I hope that we, as a club, are encour- aging newcomers and new members by allowing input and contribution to the decision-making processes of putting on a show as a way to develop the “new” gen- eration of show chairs and club members. 10. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what have you and your club members learned about put- ting on a dog show? What, if any, are the differences from previous years and how are you planning for the future? We have followed the requirements set forth by state and local authorities regarding these health issues for our shows in 2020 and 2021. We have found that exhibitors, volunteers, and judges alike work together to adjust to new and on-going challenges presented by the pandemic. Courtesy always works to smooth out difficulties. Our cluster fosters and actively promotes an “exhibitor friendly” atmosphere, and we all work hard to make our shows a great experience for all.

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MINIATURE SCHNAUZER

MULTIPLE BIS

MULTIPLE BISS

MULTIPLE RBIS

NO ONE KENNEL IS AUTONOMOUS. IT TAKES A VILLAGE. A COLLABORATION BETWEEN DEDICATED BREEDERS CREATES SUCCESS. DOGWOOD HOLLOW BRITTANYS • STAR FLIGHT BRITTANYS • OLD GLORY BRITTANYS

BRITTANY

CANADIAN/AMERICAN GCHG. DOGWOOD HOLLOW FLASHSTORM SH CA CGC TKN

2020 WESTMINSTER KC BEST OF BREED

BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLERS CHERYL MIKA & BROOKE BURLINGAME OWNERS MARIE STARSIAK, JENNIFER BROOKE BURLINGAME, AJ BURLINGAME & CHERYL MIKA BREEDERS GERI O. CLEMENTS, CHERYL MIKA, AJ BURLINGAME & JENNIFER BROOKE BURLINGAME

NORFOLK TERRIER

FCI International Champion * | Puerto Rican Grand Champion | Latin American Champion | Pan American Champion | Canadian Champion MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW, MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW & MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNING GCHP MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER C G C A T K A R A T N T T C A R N C G C U * *

THANK YOU TO THE TOP 20 JUDGES

Thank You To AKC Judge Mrs . Pat M. Jenkins , Handler Judge Mrs . Karyn Cowdrey, and Breeder Judge Mrs . Jal ien Watson

MAîTRISE WINS THE NATIONAL SPECIALITY FOR THE 3 RD TIME

Thank You Judge Mr. James S. Albrecht

Thank You Judge Ms . Joyce A. Vanek

Thank You Judge Mrs . Mur rel Purkhi ser

*AKC s t a t s a s of 9/30/21

BEAUCERON

BEAUCERON BREED & ALL BREED *

MOST WINNING FEMALE BEAUCERON IN AKC HISTORY!

Thank You Judge Mrs . Sheree Moses Combs

THE FIRST AND ONLY FEMALE BEAUCERON TO EARN BIS, RBIS & GRAND CHAMPION GOLD, AND NOW THE ONLY BEAUCERON EVER TO ACHIEVE PLATINUM ! * *

PRESENTED BY TONY CARTER AND AMIE MCLAUGHLIN BRED BY KARLA DAVIS OWNED BY KAREN MULLER

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Judge: Fernando M. Rodrigues 4TH BIS NEW BRAZILIAN CHAMPION A L T A M I N I A T U R E A M E R I C A N S H E P H E R D S Back to Back

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OLIVER AND TILLY ARE GOING TO WESTMINSTER!

SPANIEL (SUSSEX)

*AKC BREED STATS AS OF 11/30/21

OLIVER

GCHS LABRY BERRY DEPECH MODE CGCA TKN

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MARK & BONNIE GOODWEIN KOPPERTONE VIZSLAS

BREEDER INTERVIEW BY ALLAN REZNIK

Where did the two of you grow up? Bonnie was born in Coco Beach, Florida, moved to Long Beach, California, as a young child, and as a teen to the San Fernando Valley. Mark was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. We both attended and graduated from California State University, Northridge, and were actually on the same page of our graduating yearbook, but did not meet each other until after graduation. Mark has a BS degree in Business Management and was the first soccer player in school history to receive NCAA All- America recognition. Bonnie has a BS degree in Foods and Business. We met while working in the same shopping center, Mark as a security guard and Bonnie managing a Mrs. Fields Cookie Shop. We have three amazing children, Aaron, Daniel, and Rachel, plus a new son-in-law, Steven. Do you come from doggie families? If not, how did the interest in breeding and show- ing purebred dogs begin? Our lifetime journey and love for Vizslas began before we met. In the early 1980s, a stray Vizsla showed up on Bonnie’s doorstep. At that time, she did not know anything about the breed, and without social media, details were not very accessible. Bonnie asked a groomer friend what breed the dog might be, and she immediately identified her as a Vizsla and put the bug in Bonnie’s ear that it might be fun to get involved in AKC events. Bonnie soon joined the Vizsla Club of Southern California and the Vizsla Club of America, where we are still active and members in good standing. After “Sasha” passed, Bonnie looked for another Vizsla, and puppy “Shari” joined her family. Enter Mark into Bonnie’s life. Before getting married in 1986, we searched from coast to coast to find a second Vizsla to join our soon-to-be fam- ily. After much research we connected with Ed and Bev Wanjon of Russet Leather

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK

BREEDER INTERVIEW—MARK & BONNIE GOODWEIN, KOPPERTONE VIZSLAS

Vizslas and adopted our first show dog. Bonnie’s mom told us not to come back with a male as she did not want a dog lift- ing his leg in her house, and since I wanted to impress my future mother-in-law, I chose an 8-week-old male puppy, BIS, NBISS, 6XBISS CH Russet Leather Proud Warrior, “Cody,” who for years she called her “grand-dog,” even carrying around photos to show to her friends. Since Bon- nie and I had never shown a dog before, the Wanjons showed Cody. At his first specialty at seven months, Cody went Best Opposite in Sweepstakes. We were excited but didn’t really understand yet what this meant. Cody, in the regular classes, won his 6-9 Puppy Class, went Winners Dog, Best of Winners and ultimately BEST of BREED, with three different handlers. I think we were hooked from that point. We also won the big raffle prize at the show, a new Vari Kennel crate. Cody won the Pedigree Award in 1989 and 1990 for being the No. 1 conformation Vizsla in the country. He finished his championship by going Winners Dog at the 1986 National, the weekend we got married. Our dog show family continues to grow, not just those adopting puppies but people around the world who share a common interest. Who were your mentors in the sport? When we decided that we were inter- ested in breeding, we spent a lot of time (pre-Internet) doing research on finding a bitch or bitches that we would be able to call “our foundation.” We turned to Mar- ion Coffman of Cariad Vizslas (Ocala, Florida) and the author of Versatile Vizslas . We were very fortunate to start with two wonderful girls, CH Cariad’s Koppertone First Edition and CH Cariad’s Cricket’nak Hivak. Our thoughts were to take the best dogs from the East Coast and breed to the best dogs on the West Coast, thus

GCH Koppertone’s Classical Minuet (Minnie)

creating a look and style that would ulti- mately become “Koppertone Vizslas.” We also want to recognize Shelley and Larry Coburn (Golden Empire) and Bev and Ed Wanjon (Russet Leather) for their guid- ance and friendship through the years. For our Wirehaired Vizsla mentor, we look to Zsófia Miczek for guidance. Her Zöldmáli Kennel is world-renowned. Even from Hungary, she finds a way to give guidance and make sure that her dogs are given an opportunity to prove their natural abilities. Early in dogs, someone challenged me by saying I would never be able to show my own dog. Well, challenge accepted! After sitting ringside and watching some very talented professional handlers show dogs in California, I decided it was time to take up the challenge. Cindy Lane Smith, who was showing our special at the time, influ- enced me the most. She had such a rapport with the dogs, as well as with her clients. She always told it straight up. In fact, I will never forget a specialty in Arizona, where I was moved to the front of a big Winners Bitch class and proceeded to melt down and ultimately get RWB. Cindy came up to me after we walked out of the ring and gave me a slap on the back of the head, NCIS Gibbs style. She said, “Relax, have fun! You will learn from your mistakes.” Over the years, Peter Gaeta and Pam Lam- bie helped refine my skills and encouraged me to compete. All of their help has assist- ed me in achieving a National Best in Spe- cialty win, multiple Group wins, multiple NOHS BIS wins, and a Sporting Dog BIS. Some of the dogs we have bred and/or shown over the years have been wonder- ful mentors. CH Koppertone’s Magyar Buszke CD, NBISS CH Koppertone’s Cariad Tivadar (Teddy), 2XBIS GCH Koppertone’s Classical Minuet (Minnie), GCH Zoldmali Csongor SH (Izzy), and GCHS Renaissance Tambopata The Lion- hearted ROM (Tambo) have all played a role in instilling in us that you play hard, have fun and, win or lose, there will always

be unconditional love and respect. We can learn from our four-legged family mem- bers and pass this message on to future generations of breeders and mentors. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to be mentors ourselves on co-ventures with other respected breeders. It is extremely satisfying to see some of our dogs become foundation stock for other highly respected kennels. The Koppertone Vizslas and Wirehaired Vizslas are widely known, highly successful and well respected. What breeding philoso- phies do you adhere to? Our goal is to improve the breeds and to produce puppies that are sound in temperament, health, and show abilities in the field, with correct conformation. As breeders, we continue to strive for the perfect Vizsla and Wirehaired Vizsla, and hope that each puppy is better than its par- ents. Our Vizslas and Wirehaired Vizslas are bred to be companions first, with the expectations that they are sound and meet the standard. We strive to produce versa- tile dogs that can compete in all arenas. As the Breed Referral and Breed Edu- cation representatives for the Vizsla Club of America and Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America in the Southern California area, we spend a lot of time meeting with people to inform them of the nuances of our won- derful breeds. We are constantly expanding our own knowledge of dogs by consult- ing our mentors, Marion Coffman (Car- iad Vizslas) and Zófia Miczek (Zöldmáli

Cricket and Buszke

GCH Zoldmali Csongor SH (Izzy)

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