Top Notch Toys August 2017

Ana owned & bred by D R A G I C A ( D I N A ) H U N T E R M E L I T I C A M A LT E S E handled by T I M L E H M A N GCH MELITICA PRIMA BALLERINA ANA PAVLOVA The Best in Specialty Show winner of BOTH the Regional and National American Maltese Association back-to-back Specialties. Westminster Best of Breed All of this in the first half of 2017 at under 20 months of age. THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING JUDGES FOR TAFFY ’ S RECENT AWARDS: Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus, Ms. Shelley Hennessy, Mrs. Nancy Liebes, Mrs. Donnelle Richards, Ms. Sandy Wheat, Dr. Michael Woods & Mr. David Haddock MULTIPLE BISS AM GCHG CAN CH THAT’S PULLIN’ AT YOUR HEART STRINGS THE NUMBER ONE HAVANESE* CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW BIS! Taffy

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2017 #1 AFFENPINSCHER * 2017 #3 TOY DOG ** • 2017 #12 DOG ALL BREEDS ** 2016 #1 TOY DOG WINNER • 2016 PURINA TOY DOG OF THE YEAR WINNER 2017 PROGRESSIVE TOY SHOW; RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNER • 2017 BEST OF BREED; WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB WINNER • 2017 TOY GROUP 4; WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB WINNER

JOSEPH GREGORY

MICHAEL CANALIZO

JOHN BOOTH

VIRGINIA LYNE

WILLIAM DeVILLENEUVE

MICHAEL CANALIZO

ELAINE LESSIG

ANNE SAVORY BOLUS

BRADLEY JENKINS

RODNEY HERNER

FRED BASSETT

BONNIE LINNELL CLARKE

VIRGINIA LYNE

*TNT BREED STATS AS OF 6.30.17 **TNT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 6.30.17

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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

OWNED BY DOYLE & CAROL GIROUARD • BRED BY TAMARIN KENNELS • PRESENTED BY ALFONSO ESCOBEDO & ASHLIE WHITMORE T op N otch T oys , A ugust 2017 • 5

BROOKVIEW G O L D G R A N D C H A M P I O N G C H G C H B R O O K V I E W ’ S

Rebel Yale MULT I PLE GROUP WINNER MULT I PLE BEST IN TOY SHOW WINNER

IS A NEW ROM QUALIFIER!

MULT I PLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER YALE HAS WON BOS AT ALL 4 NY SHOWS:

WESTMINSTER 2013 PROGRESS IVE 2014 YTCGNY 2014 YTCA 2014

YALE WAS THE F IRST & I S ST I LL THE ONLY GOLD GRAND CHAMP ION BI TCH IN THE HI STORY OF OUR BREED! ALWAYS BREEDER-OWNER HANDLED

A L W A Y S B R E E D E R - O W N E R H A N D L E D B Y : Matina E. Johnson

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YORKSHIRE TERRIERS

C H B R O O K V I E W ’ S I R O N Y A T E S

O H B I S S G C H C H B R O O K V I E W ’ S F I R S T Y O E L L E

© K. BOOTH

© BRYAN MCNABB

C H B R O O K V I E W ’ S G E N E R A L Y E A G E R

B R O O K V I E W ’ S E V E R D E A N Y V A R I JUS T NEEDS HER MAJORS TO F INI SH

© DON MEYER PHOTO

© RICK

Y A T E S , Y O E L L E & Y E A G E R H A V E A L L E A R N E D T H E I R C H A M P I O N S H I P S O U T O F T H E B R E D B Y C L A S S I N T H E P A S T 9 M O N T H S .

B R O O K V I E W Y O R K S H I R E T E R R I E R S WWW . B R O O K V I E W Y O R K I E S . C OM B R O O K V I E W Y O R K I E S A R E A L W A Y S B R E E D E R - O W N E R H A N D L E D B Y Matina E. Johnson A N D S H O W N F R O M T H E B R E D B Y C L A S S

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Bronze Grand Champion

CH WynDancer Silver Lining

Toy Group 2 under Mr. Fred Stephens

GCH at 12 months under Mrs. Judy Webb

Toy Group 3 under Mr. Luc Boileau

Newly Crowned CH at 10 months and BOB over 10 top ranked specials under Mr. Rodney Merry Palm Springs KC

We are so proud of our home bred boy, who finished his championship at 10 months at Palm Springs KC with two back to back 4 point majors under Mr. Lamont Yoder and Mr. Sean Nichols and then promptly won BOB over 10 top ranked specials under Mr. Rodney Merry. Cooper gained his GCH 8 weeks later, followed by winning the Toy Group under Mrs. Vilas and Group 3 under Mr. Ken Berg, Group 2 under Mr. Fred Stephens, and Group 4 under Mr. Luke Boileau which made him a GCHB and almost a Silver in a few months.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, COOPER HAS PASSED ALL OF HIS HEALTH TESTING AT AGE TWO.

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Cooper GCHB CH & Toy Group Winner under Mrs. Vilas

2016 & 2017 Top20 Cavalier

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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ON THE COVER: WILLIE Pug BIS GCHB SYCAMORE’S NIRVANA-WINSOME’S A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN

TABLE OF CONTENTS 10 TABLE OF CONTENTS 12 COVER STORY 14 FROM THE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis 20 TOY TALK Bonnie Guggenheim 24 TOY BOX Candids of our Canine Pals 50 WOOFSTOCK! Photos by Tom & Sande Weigand, Wining Image 54 NOR’EAST TOY DOG CLUSTER by Tom Baldwin; photos by Jordan Isom 58 DID YOU KNOW by Samantha Adkins 60 DANGER! POISON Life-threatening agents 66 ZOMBIE TICK! BJ Andrews TNT VITAL STATISTICS 48 ADVERTISING & SUBSCRIPTION RATES

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62 TNT TOP TWENTY TOYS 63 TNT ALL-BREED SYSTEM 64 TNT BREED SYSTEM 64 TNT NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SYSTEM 97 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS HAVANESE EXTRAVAGANZA! 67 CELEBRATING CUBA’S SUPERSTAR Joseph Neil McGinnis 74 HAVANESE HISTORY 76 JUDGING THE HAVANESE Havanese Club of America 80 WHAT’S GOING ON by Shelley Hennessy 90 SAILING WITH A HAVANESE 92 RESCUED BY A HAVANESE by Jacquelyn Watt 96 HAVANESE CLUB OF AMERICA SPECIALTY Kathy Ambler

JOSEPH NEIL McGINNIS III EDITOR@ARAMEDIAGRP.COM _______________________________

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no. 1 All Breed

f o r h i s 3 r d y e a r i n a r o w ! *

The first and only Toy Fox to be awarded a Platinum Grand Championship

P l a t i n u m g r a n d c h a m p i o n C e n t e n n i a l F a r m s C a t c h M e I f Y o u C a n

b a c k - t o - b a c k n a t i o n a l S p e c i a l t y W i n n e r

*TNT all breed stats 2015, 2016 & as of 6.30.17 T h a n k y o u J u d g e J o e G r e g o r y Catcher T op N otch T oys , A ugust 2017 • 11 Handler: jon Rawleigh Breeder/Owner: W. Eugene Bellamy Jr.

ON THE COVER

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At a recent show a guy and I had to make a rapid ramp-to-table change—a guy at least ten years younger than I am, I might add. Rather than wheel the thing and risk a squeak that might spook a dog, I suggested that we sim- ply pick it up and carry it outside. We did. As we set it down, gently, outside the gate, he turned to me and said, “I’m Getting Too Old For This.” I blinked. Too old? Too old for this?? I felt compelled to remind him: The Standard for the Dog Fancier has no Age Disqualification.

fromthe Editor Emeritus

stayed till she was sure that she had done all she could to help. And that pretty much tells the story of our amazing Miss Dorothy. Although others helped, too, the sponsors of the event through all its years were myself and Duane Doll, Dan & Carol Greenwald, and Carolyn Koch, to whom we send our love and compassion on the sudden loss of her top-winning Pug, Mr. Rumble. Our thoughts are with the entire team at this time. We also send our condolences to Jan Ritchie on the loss of her hus- band, Steve Gladstone, an impor- tant and powerful voice for the pro- tection of the sport and purebred dogs in general. Dorothy Nickles’ greatest con- tribution to our world perhaps wasn’t her beauty, her brains, her judging expertise. Probably not her stunningly long list of accom- plishments. Maybe not even the records she set and the legends she inspired. It was that she represented us to the world as a brilliant ambassador for purebred dogs. The great Miss Dorothy Nickles was scheduled to judge Best in Show on her 100th birthday. Sadly, we lost her just months before. All of us who gathered at her memorial July First, 2009, sang the praises of Miss Dorothy. Miss Dorothy? I cannot tell you how much I Miss Dorothy. She left our world a lot less bright but she gave us her shining light to find our way. And every time a dog fancier helps a friend, every time a human pets a dog, every time a person lends a hand to someone in need, Miss Dorothy lives.

Arguably the most impressive example of the above is my dear, incredible, friend, Miss Dorothy Nickles. Thirty years ago I wrote an article in TNT titled “Dorothy Nickles Brings Back The Magic.” It told of how Dorothy transformed even the most mundane show into an elegant affair, an event to be respected and revered. She had that effect on everything she touched. Anecdotes abound about her wit, her beauty, and her charm. Stories occasionally surface about her temper. Once in a while you’ll hear a naughty tale that Dorothy told. You’ll never hear the stories of the selfless good works she performed, the lives she helped to shape and even save. You won’t hear of the times she suffered and cried, you won’t hear of her disappointment, frustration or fear. Through it all she held herself erect and proud; She was a leader and a lady first and foremost. Her devotion to dogs, to our sport, and to her fellow man was fierce and unre- lenting. And yet vestiges of the little farm girl remained; she was always amazed and often moved to tears at the esteem in which she was held. She wasn’t quite sure why we loved her. It made us love her all the more. One small example of the impact Dorothy had on this earth shows in her love for the ShowSight Have-A- Heart Ball , the Westminster-week fundraiser to benefit Search & Rescue Dogs and Take The Lead. As official Hostess, Dorothy only had to

show up; nothing else was required. Dorothy showed up all right, every year — in her most elegant, most charm- ing fashion. (We are pictured above at one of the parties: this one 2007. Dorothy was 96.) Hour after hour she stood at the door, by my side, greeting everyone as a long-lost friend. She refused a chair till past the point that the youngest among her needed to sit. And she

With undying love and thanks to my beloved friend, the magical Dorothy Nickles. —Joe McGinnis

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© ROYAL CANIN ® SAS 2017. All Rights Reserved. Image used with permission.

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G C H L u f f e y l a n d ’ s

M

© TAMMIE WILKERSON

Connoisseurs Of Fine Works Of Art ContinueTo Recognize Georgio As The Natural Masterpiece The Havanese Breed Standard General Appearance Specifies

That A Long, Untrimmed, Double Coat Defines Type

Commissioned By: Thomas & Margaret Luffey

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G C H L u f f e y l a n d ’ s

h

Beware Of Ideologues PromotingThe Counterfeit Artistry Of Flat Ironing, Parting, And Scissoring For Puppy Appeal The Havanese Breed Standard Presentation Specifies That Trimming Or Sculpting Of The Coat Is To Be So Severely Penalized As To Preclude Placement

Currently On Exposition With: Harry Bennett & S. D. Rowan Jr.

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Jolisse Shih Tzu C H G C H B T U F F S T U F F N J O L I S S E S P E C I A L R E P E AT “ D E N N Y ” X C H M C K N I G H T S TA S T Y T R E AT S WH I T E R A B B I T “ G E O R G I A”

BEST of WINNERS (MAJOR) Thanks to the Judge MRS . CINDY MEYER

WWW. JOLISSESHIHTZU.COM

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JOLISSE SPECIAL DESIGN

“AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS , that before they call, I WILL ANSWER; and while they are yet speaking,

I WILL HEAR. ” -Isaiah 65 : 24

BREEDER & OWNER: JOCELYN FUERTES HANDLER, BREEDER & OWNER: ALEX ROLON

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by BONNIE GUGGENHEIM TNT Advertising Director & Associate Editor HEAT STROKE WARNING SHOW DOGS OR PETS – AT MALLS, GROCERY STORES & DOG SHOWS ETCETERA

A s we get into the really hot months it is important to think about your plan to keep dogs safe at shows etc. There has been so much written about dogs dying at shows and the above listed places—why does it con- tinue to happen every single year? Dogs left in vans, motor homes and cars are at risk of heat stroke on warm days but even on cooler days or parked under trees in the shade; cars quickly heat up to temperatures that cause heat stroke in a short period of time. Unfortunately, every year at dog shows all over the country this happens. People get stuck in a ring, are grooming inside a building or simply busy outside their vans or motor homes—just a few minutes can mean the death of a dog or dogs. The problem can be lessened by purchasing a temperature monitor- ing device (there are several available) that will notify your cell phone if the generator quits, car shuts off etc. We all carry cell phones so notification would be immediate.

would like to include in a future col- umn please email, call or Facebook. If you would like to be included on our monthly emails letting you know what is planned for the months ahead let me know. Email at bonnie@aramediagrp.com to show me new puppies, your success or a fun thing that happened at a show. Inquiring minds want to know. Bonnie bonnie@aramediagrp.com 863.738.8848

A small price to pay for peace of mind and safety of the dogs inside vehi- cles. No handler or individual wants to have such a tragedy occur and modern technology will prevent it. WORDS TO THINK ABOUT • Anyone can buy a dog, but it takes a kind and loving owner to set its tail waging. • Anyone who says he works like a dog obviously does not own one. • A dog is man’s best friend because a dog cannot understand what man is saying. • Man could learn much from his

dog, to be a true friend, to be faithful and to appreciate those who love him.

• There is no such thing as a

dumb dog, after all, while we are out working all day, they are home sleeping. • A dog is not affected by the color of another dog. Here is wishing everyone a cool and breezy summer. If there are topics you

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GCHB COQUINA’S ROI SOLEIL RA CGCA

BRED BY: Arlene Czech & Mary Jo Korpi CO-OWNED & PRESENTED BY: Judy Thompson OHA

PARASOL BEDAZZLED BY THE JEWEL BOX

BRED BY: Dorothy Anderson CO-OWNED & PRESENTED BY: Judy Thompson OHA

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TOP 20 WINNER

MBISS GCHS CKCCH

S E R E N G E T I S U N S E T THANK YOU ESTEEMED JUDGES EUGENE BLAKE, MICHELLE BOYD & CHRISTY COLLINS FOR THE HONOR OF THIS HIGHLY COVETED AWARD

BRED BY SHARON LYON & KERRI PERRET OWNED BY SHARON LYON | HANDLED BY SAMMIE LEWIS

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Oo-La-La!

PAR S BISS GCHS S U N L I T ’ S M I S T Y MO U N TA I N H O P

AMERICAN CHINESE CRESTED CLUB NATIONAL SPECIALTY Best in Show!

BEST OWNER-HANDLED & PEOPLE’S CHOICE TOP 20!

THANK YOU JUDGE HEATHER L I NDBERG FOR TH I S PREST I G I OUS HONOR

OWNED & PRESENTED BY BRENDA WILSON MATHERLY BRED BY SUNLIT CHINESE CRESTEDS TARA M. RICHARDSON NORMA M. FELDMAN 314-913-0300

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Photo by Dovile Pasnovaite

Owned & Bred by Dovile Pasnovaite

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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THESE TWO GENTLEMEN ARE MAKING THEIR MARK

AS YOU WILL VIEW IN FOLLOWING PAGES.

Angus Platinum GCH Ji-Jo’s & Shatara’s High Voltage Multi RBIS, BISS, Group & Multi Group Winner.

Owned and Loved by: Michelle N. Soave & Scott Tomassi

© Currey Photo

CH ASUNRAY’S GOLD DIGGER’S DELIGHT

Thank you Judge Lisa Warren

© Sandra Moyer

Owned and Loved by: Michelle N. Soave & Teri Poetker | Bred by: Marie Girdner Felmlee Michelle N. Soave | (540) 817-0980 | shataraskennels.com

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GCH SHATARA’S & SHIRA’S FIGMENT OF YOUR IMAGINATION Arabella Redford x Chanel # 7 Havanese *

# 4 Havanese Bitch * *TNT stats as of 6.30.17

you must have been a beautiful baby...

‘Cause baby look at you now!

Bred, Co-Owned & Handled by: Michelle N. Soave | Co-Bred by: Scott Tomassi Owned by: Paula Perlmutter & Michelle N. Soave | (540) 817-0980 | AKC Breeder of Merit Trained with attitude for attitude | Candid photos by: Phyllis Ensley

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Thank You to all esteemed judges.

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CH SHATARA'S BABY GRAND @ ELECTRIC-CITY Introducing

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Baby Grand Angus x Glitter

tickle your He’ll keys

flash pad of with

Thank YouJudges

Suzanne Dillion

Clyde Shaw

Jason Hoke

Owned by: Clif De Raita & Michelle N. Soave | Bred by: Michelle N. Soave & Scott Tomassi Always Presented by: Michelle N. Soave | Candid photos by: Phyllis Ensley

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Sterling Angus x Glitter

Phoebe Angus x Glitter

Just finished with his 4th major!

to Robert Hutton for Breed & Group 2 from 6-9 class

Our up and coming Starlet

CH SHATARA’S STERLING IMAGE

SHATARA’S ALL THAT GLITTERS Redford x Chanel Harper

Redford x Chanel Ima

Judge Robert Smith

CH SHATARA’S WINNING IMAGE

CH SHATARA’S STRIKE A POSE

Loved & Handled by: Michelle N. Soave | Bred by: Michelle N. Soave & Scott Tomassi Candid photo by: Phyllis Ensley

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GCHB CH SEVEN SEAS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY Samba Angus x Taffy

Bronze Grand Champion

Judge Joan M. Zielinski

Owner Handled by: Mary Watt Owned by: Mary Watt & Joan Conover

GCH CH SEVEN SEAS DANCING THE ELECTRIC TANGO Tango Angus x Taffy

Judge Joseph E. Gregory

Owned by: Joan Conover & Mary Watt Presented by: Susan S. Giles

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g r a n d c h a m p i o n HI-WINS LUCAS AT DA-BUEW

# 1 PEKINGESE*

2 1 B E S T I N S H O W S

Thank you Judge Melinda Lyon

owners: RICK LY & HIRAM STEWART | breeders: DAISYWILBURN & HIRAM STEWART | presented by akc handler: HIRAM STEWART

*TNT all breed stats as of 6.30.17

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G C H S C H D A RTA N W O W FA C T O R O F J O S A M X G C H C H K N O C K O U T F I R E B A L L CH knockout white owl #1 smooth coat Chihuahua*

Huge thank you to toy authority Mrs. Jacqueline L. Stacy for giving Izzie her first group win! Bred by Knockout Chihuahuas - Passion for the whole dog Rachel K. Green - knockoutchis@gmail.com - www.knockoutchihuahuas.com ALL BREEDING STOCK OFA CLEAR - ALWAYS BREEDER-OWNER-HANDLED

B E S T I N S P E C I A LT Y S H O W & G R O U P W I N N I N G

*TNT BREED STATS AS OF 6 .31 . 1 7

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GCHP LAMPLIGHTER’S TATTLE TAIL Defining an American Tail

Tatty

America’s Only

P L AT I N UM S I L K Y

S I L K Y 2 0 1 3 1 # BREEDERS: Barbara Beissel & Mark Benson OWNERS: Barbara Beissel, Mark Benson, James Dillman & Janet Aslett

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INTRODUCING

ECCO

Jason Hoke

Bred &Owned by: Ann Parman | Professionally Handled by: Carol Herr HER FIRST SHOW IN 6-9 MONTH PUPPY CLASS! T op N otch T oys , A ugust 2017 • 37

The time is now... Are you ready?

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JOURNEY Multiple BISS BGCH Tabu XP Caryse D O N ’ T S T O P B E L I E V I N G

Owned & bred by: DR. CARMEN HERBEL SPEARS

& RENEE BRUNS

Presented by: THOMAS & SUSAN KATZENSTEIN

ERREGEN KENNELS

Photos by: NOR CAL BULLDOGGER

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MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOW MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW & MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING STEPAMGAR SKYFALL Grand Champion

NO.1 BREED * NO. 2 ALL BREED **

16 BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINS

PROUDLY BRED & OWNED BY: Jim & Linda Shreffler | Stepamgar CKCS | CO-OWNED BY: Mary Ellen Troia | Middle Marsh CKCS PROFESSIONALLY HANDLED BY: Michelle M. Jones | ASSISTED BY: Mackenzie S. Jones *TNT breed stats as of 6.30.17 | **TNT all breed stats as of 6.30.17 Thank you breeder Judge Heidi Mohn for awarding James his 16th Best In Specialty Show Win! Thank you to all of the judges who have recognized James’ outstanding representation of the breed.

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G r o u p P l a c i n g | B e s t i n S p e c i a l t y S h o w W i n n i n g G C H T E G S L E T ’ S H AV E A P A R T Y

#9 Breed*

#13 All Breed **

BOV under Breeder/Judge Richard Lashbrook at Land of Lincoln Chihuahua Club and Group 2 under Judge Shelley Hennessy. thank you judges

owned/presented by: JENNIFER SNYDER co-owned by: SYLVIA FARKAS bred by: GERRY & TAMMY DESJARDINS

*TNT breed stats as of 6.30.17 **TNT all breed stats as of 6.30.17

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MULTI-GROUP PLACING, WESTMINSTER SELECT, NATIONAL REGIONAL AOM

GRCH

She’s Electric! Ellie

No. 1 CHINESE CRESTED FEMALE *

Thank you to all the judges who have recognized her quality with Breed, Specialty, and Group wins! Handled by

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

*TNT All-Breed stats as of 6.30.17

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ANGEL-LITE MALTESE Yanni # 1 6 B R E E D * # 1 2 A L L B R E E D * J U D G E B R A D L E Y J E N K I N S G R O U P 3 MON R O E , L A **TNT breed stats as of 6.30.17 *TNT all breed stats as of 6.30.17 PARADIS KISS PRADO

Owners: Jessica and Terrie Canada angel-litemaltese.com Breeder: Eda Serova | Shown by: Annette Lewis THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES WHO RECOGNIZED YANNI'S OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

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AMERICAN CHAMPION SOUTH FORK’S Key to My Heart Colby

HE CONTINUES TO CAPTURE THE BREED

SPECIAL DELIVERY FROM RUSSIA... W HA T 'S N E W ? Brighton

KENDLAIT Shine Bright

BRIGHTON IS CONSISTENTLY WORKING ON HER SINGLES

Both are breeder owner handled by MJ HELD | 1442 ORCHARD PARK ROAD WEST SENECA, NEW YORK 14224 716-675-4497

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N E W S F L A S H

TO ALL THE JUDGES THAT MADE ANNIE OUR FIRST BRED-BY CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION AT DREAMTIME!

BRED & OWNED BY DESERAE BUCKMASTER

HANDLED BY TRISH KULESSA & KEN LAMBERT

G C H D R E A M T I M E S A L L S T A R A N N I E

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Champion

K E E P E R OF T H E F L AME

CH SHAB R I ’ S MONTANYA DE OS I TO X GCH GENB ROOK ’ S P L AY I N ’ WI TH F I R E

OWNED, BRED & LOVED BY GARY & VICKI STILES

PHOTO BY JACQUEL INE MYR ICK

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by TOM BALDWIN Photos by Jordan Isom MAY 26-28, 2017

C lassic Toy Dog Club of West- ern Massachusetts and Town and Country Toy Dog Club of Eastern Massachusetts com- bined to present a three day cluster consisting of four conformation shows, four obedience and rally trials and three agility trials for TOY DOGS ONLY on Memorial Day weekend as they have for nearly 20 years. This year the events were held in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. There are two shows on Fri- day—one in the morning and one in the afternoon plus shows on Saturday and Sunday. There was an agility trial each of the three days. Daily parking is on blacktop next to the building with all RVs parked just a short distance from the building. All RV and daily parking is next to grassy areas that were perfect for x-pens. The site has immaculate rest- rooms with plenty of hot water.

The entire flooring in the building is sports turf with building-supplied tarps covering all grooming areas. The facil- ity provided a food vendor on site who had a varied menu of delicious lunch items. The clubs gave complimentary drink tickets (coffee, juice or soda) to all exhibitors every day. In addition, there was a cooler filled with compli- mentary bottles of cold water available all weekend. Since it was Memorial Day weekend, the entire arena, Wide World of Indoor Sports, was decorated with American flags and red, white and blue table- cloths and streamers. There were majors in many of AKC’s so-called ‘low-entry breeds’ including Affenpinschers, Japanese Chin, Mal- tese, Silky Terriers and Toy Fox Terriers as well as the more numerous breeds. Hudson Valley Chihuahua Club, Patriot Pug Dog Club and Bay Colony

Pomeranian Club had specialties on Saturday. There were supported entries at all four shows for Chihuahuas, Cava- lier King Charles Spaniels, Miniature Pinschers, Papillons, Pomeranians and Pugs. The New England Havanese Club supported the entry on Saturday. This year the cluster was dedicated to Marlene Dunbury and Doris Aldrich, two long time members of the clubs, who passed away in the past year. All rings were in a climate con- trolled building on great turf footing. Rings were close enough to each other that you could compete in more than one discipline and easily keep track of your rings. Toy Dog Agility exceeded 150 entries each day with exhibitors coming from as far away as Bermuda. A number of dogs achieved higher level agility titles. Nancy Andrysiak’s Papillon, MACH PACH Marrics Just A Pinch Ph CD BN

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RE MXG MJS MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX MXF, earned his PACH title at this clus- ter. In addition, Mary Scesny’s Papillon, CH MACH Sonata’s Sail Me On A Silver Sun MXB MJB, and Jill Blum’s Papillon, MACH5 Braylor’s Urban Legend MXS2 MJB3 XF, earned their MACH. The clubs offer NOHS at the two weekend shows. Puppy Groups and BBE Groups each are offered at two of the shows. Both clubs use a number of Permit judges (formerly Provisional) each day so many of the judges are new to the exhibitors. Four different dogs and breeds won the four regular groups. At the Friday morning show, Mr. Michael Canalizo selected the Papillon, GCH. Medina’s Luck Be A Lady Tonight, owned by Sandra Haber as his Group one winner. First in the Puppy Group, under Mrs. Ingela Gram was the Papillon, Starstruck Ride The Stars owned by Rebecca Henderson and Andrea Samuels. High Score in the Obedience Alter- native Titling Classes under Mrs. Donna Blews-Pappas with a score of 198 was the Miniature Pinscher, Sunsprite Ms Molly Brown BN, owned and handled by Joy L. Hickman. Dr. John F. Davidson judged the Group at the Friday afternoon show. Dr. Davidson selected the Pug, CH. Foursquare A Friend Like Me, owned by Judith C. Johnson and David Johnson, DVM as his Group one winner. Best in the BBE Group under Mr. Lamont Yoder was the Japanese Chin,

Dizzy Masquerade, owned by M. Schmidt and D. Helfner. High in the Obedience Alterna- tive Titling Classes under Mrs. Donna Blews-Pappas was again the Miniature Pinscher, Sunsprite Ms Molly Brown BN, owned and handled by Joy L. Hick- man with a score of 199. On Saturday, Mr. Mark Lucas select- ed the Maltese, CH. Melitica Prima Ballerina Ana Pavlova, owned by Dragi- ca Hunter and handled by Tim Lehman as his Group one winner. Best in the Owner-Handled Group under judge Ms. Sharon Masnick was the Papillon, GCH. Draco Bor- deaux Mother Of Dragons, owned by Deborah Bordeau. Mr. Patrick Archer McManus select- ed the Pekingese, Raywin’s Chiquita Bonfire, owned by Ray Palmerino and

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Donald Palmerino as his Group one winner in the BBE Group. The final group on Saturday was the four to six month Puppy Group judged by Mrs. Angela Pickett. Mrs. Pickett awarded first place to the Pug, TruBliss Texas Bluebonnet At Castlerock, owned by Ashley BL Fischer and Keith S. Fischer. Best Junior Handler under Mrs. Pick- ett was Rose Kutsaftis handling the Long Coat Chihuahua, Foxfire Mikey The Warrior, owned by Donna Kutsaftis and Rose Kutsaftis. Judge Mrs. Lynda Moore awarded Obedience High in Trial to the Cava- lier King Charles Spaniel bitch, MACH Aristos Fair Xenja Of Joyce UD VER RAE MXB MJB OF RATO, owned by Jenni- fer LaGrassa and Joyce LaGrassa with a score of 195 and High in the Obedience Alternative Titling Classes was again

the Miniature Pinscher, Sunsprite Ms Molly Brown BN, owned by Joy L. Hick- man with a score of 196. The Sunday regular group was judged by Mrs. Tammy K. Jackson who selected the Pomeranian, CH. Foxworth Fine Music, owned by Pamela Dod- sworth and Larry E. Fox as her Group one winner. CH. Foxworth Fine Music repeated his Group win by also win- ning the Owner-Handled Group under judge Mrs. Paula J. Knight. Mr. Benson E. Ray selected the Cava- lier King Charles Spaniel, Piccadil’s Adventures Of Pippi Long Stocking, owned by Janet York as his Group one winner in the Puppy Group. The four to six month Puppy Group was judged by Mr. Ted W. Eubank who also awarded first place to the Pug, TruBliss Texas Bluebonnet At Castlerock,

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BALANCE IS IMPORTANT FOR BETTER BREEDING

but gradually the black pigment fades. To my knowledge, there is not a cure, but some dogs may recover. There is also a condition called snow nose in which the black pigment on the nose lightens during the winter and then will darken in the summer. The causes suggested for this condition include cold weather, weak sunlight and lack of iron or vitamins. Plastic dish nasal dermatitis, for the lack of a better name, is a form of contact dermatitis which results from eating out of a plastic or rubber dish. This is caused by the skin of the nose being hypersen- sitive to antioxidants in the synthetic products. These dogs should be fed from a glass or stainless steel dish.

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“PLASTIC DISH NASAL DERMATITIS... IS A FORM OF CONTACT DERMATITIS WHICH

We must try to evaluate dogs honest- ly. To evaluate faults, we could try and place them in three classes. 1. STRUCTURAL: These problems don’t conform to the breed standard and could cause a dog not to win in the show ring. These problems or faults could be eye shape, ear set, coat, size, tail set, movement and head type. 2. COSMETIC: This would be a fault that is inherited. It could be color pattern, eye color and pigmentation. 3. ENVIRONMENTAL: These are acquired faults. They include scars and injuries. In the wild, defective animals do not survive, and they do not reproduce. As breeders, if we breed dogs with faults, we will only mask the fault.

RESULTS FROM EATING OUT OF A PLASTIC OR RUBBER DISH.”

WARM WEATHER IS HERE— TIME TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE

• Being under a hair dryer during a grooming session. • Being outside too long in high temperatures with no shade or fresh water. • Being in a crate without access to water. • Being left in a vehicle. Treatment may include moving the dog to cooler surroundings. It may be necessary to immerse the feet (in extreme situations, the entire body) in a tub of cold water. Ice packs are a won- derful item to carry to dog shows and keep on hand while traveling.

Did you know?

VITILIGO IS THE NAME GIVEN TO A CONDITION WHEN THERE

Heat stroke is an emergency and requires immediate attention. Dogs do not tolerate high temperatures, they depend on rapid breathing to exchange warm air for cool air. Common situa- tions that predispose to overheating and stroke are: • Suffering from airway disease or a condition that impairs breathing.

Did you know?

IS A GRADUAL LOSS OF PIG- MENTATION OF THE NOSE Many times the lips and nose are well-pigmented early in life,

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Did you know?

ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS THAT BREEDERS MUST FACE AFTER A BITCH WHELPS IS KEEPING PRECIOUS PUPPIES ALIVE.

Sick puppies are wrinkled, cold and cry a lot. “Fading Puppy Syndrome” is the term commonly used when pups simply stop nursing and grow rapidly weaker. If a puppy appears not to be doing well and its dam seems to be rejecting it, examine it carefully and consult your veterinarian. Using the proper antibiotic is essential for the rest of the litter. Laboratory work may be necessary to pinpoint the cause. There are several syndromes that present in fading puppies. Chilling is a prime cause of death in newborns as pneumonia develops rapidly after a pup becomes chilled. Virus is always a possibility. Viruses may be intro- duced from visitors, from the dam and from the environment. Infections may be acquired via the umbilical cord

or orally after birth. Septicemia is a generalized infection in which the lungs, kidneys, heart and intestine can become infected. These syndromes are similar and your veterinarian will have to perform laboratory work to pin- point the problem. Most likely the pups will be given a wide-range antibiotic. At this point, it is necessary to keep the pups in a warm area and supplement their feeding. Although most Toys and especially Pekes are hardier than many people believe them to be, these little guys still need a big hand to grow up to be the stars of tomorrow. Whether they’ll be performing in the living room or in the show ring, give them the help they so richly deserve from the beginning of their lifetimes.

Any health issue with a pup is cause for concern, as puppies may get ill and succumb rapidly to disease. Even the strongest pups need all the help they can get. Puppies use mother’s immu- nity and all their food just to meet their environmental challenge—it is important that these needs be met for early survival. The normal cardinal signs are dif- ferent in puppies than adults. Healthy puppies have a heart rate of 200 beats per minute (depending on the breed), a respiration rate of 20–30 per minute, temperature of 100 degrees, mucous membranes are pink and usually light- er than adults, and the skin is elastic and springy.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG CHOKES?

2. If you can’t see a foreign object, immediately lay your dog on his side on the floor. Place a pillow or towel under his hips so his head is lower than the hindquarters. 3. Then place both your hands on the animal’s diaphragm (just beneath his rib cage) and rapidly depress the dia- phragm four or five times in a thrusting motion. 4. For a very small animal or puppy, you can pick the dog upside-down with his back against your chest. Then wrap your arms around the midsection and gently sway the animal back and forth for several seconds.

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Here are the steps

to follow: 1. Open the dog’s mouth and look for the object that is choking the animal. If you see or feel anything, try to remove it. Be careful as your dog may be disoriented.

HOW DO YOU FIND A SUITABLE MENTOR WHEN YOU’RE INTESTED IN A NEW BREED?

The most basic qualification to be a good mentor is to have a good eye for a dog and have the ability to pass on knowledge. Other qualifications include the ability to interact with others, enjoy people and be able to communicate in an understanding and considerate manner. An excellent way to meet people outside your breed is to join an all- breed club. This will allow you to interact with other breeders in a non- competitive manner that can be most beneficial. Mentors not involved in your breed still have experience in breeding, whelping, rearing and training puppies. A mentor chosen within your breed can provide invaluable informa- tion. They have breed specific knowledge and a solid background in the history of the breed. We have young people interested in the sport of showing and breed- ing dogs. Judges who agree to judge Junior Showmanship should be ready to impart their knowledge and share their love of the sport with young people. It is essential for the future of the sport that judges encourage youngsters and their families to continue to participate.

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As smart as we know our Toys to be, to our knowledge they’ve yet to learned to read. Therefore, it’s up to us to protect them, because HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS AND PLANTS CAN BE TOXIC TO DOGS Just as we childproof our homes, we also need to watch out for our canine friends. The following piece may help to avoid a tragic accident involving your Toy dog.

Everyday products and foods can cause serious problems for a Toy. A few household products that are toxic to dogs are: bleach, deodorants, detergent, crayons, furniture polish, liquor, matches, mothballs, nail polish remover, pencils, photographic supplies, shoe polish, suntan lotion and oil, aspirin and wax. Anything that is labeled “Keep out of reach of children” should also be kept away from the dogs. Chocolate should never be given to a dog. Chocolate contains xanthines that are highly toxic to small dogs. A small amount of chocolate can put a Toy in a life threaten- ing position. There is no antidote. Antifreeze is an irresistible taste treat for dogs. However, it can be a deadly treat. If you are lucky, you will notice the first signs of antifreeze poisoning when your Toy starts acting slightly drunk. If you suspect that your Toy has in- gested antifreeze, try to induce vomiting and go to the vet immediately as the antifreeze must be flushed through the system very quickly to prevent kidney failure. There is a new antifreeze on the market that claims it is not toxic to dogs. Another deadly taste treat for dogs is Snail Bait (Metalde- hyde). Within a few hours of eating this, muscle tremors

will begin leading to high body temperature. Drooling and vomiting may occur. If you catch this early, pumping the stomach will help. In addition, activated charcoal will help absorb some of the toxins. It is also recommended that the dog be sedated until the poison is out of the system. There is not an antidote for this type of poison. Early treat- ment is the only possibility of survival. Speaking of outdoor dangers, we must mention this: Snakebite! Snakebit has got to be every owner’s worst nightmare. All snakebites must be seen by a vet. Poison- ous bites cause rapid swelling in the bite area and there may be bleeding and a discharge from the wound. The swelling will rapidly go up the leg or muzzle and the wound may turn purple. Pick the dog up and do not let him move on his own as this will cause the venom to travel faster. Be aware that this injury is painful and your dog might bite you. Try to keep the dog as calm and quiet as possible. Then, get to the vet as quickly as possible. The dog must be treated with antivenin as soon as possi- ble if he or she is to be saved. There is no home remedy for a poisonous snakebite. The following is a list of toxic plants and the effects they may have on your dog. In most cases, if your dog has eaten any of these, its stomach needs to be pumped.

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Amaryllis: vomiting Caladium: swelling Calla Lily: immediate nausea Daffodil : diarrheaFoxglove: abdominal pain Holly: salivation. Mock Orange: vomiting Oleander: immediate nausea Peach Pits: coma Poinsettia: possible kidney damage Wisteria: salivation

We’ll also include the following from the Pet Poison Helpline, an organization that has saved countless pets’ lives: “Every day, Pet Poison Helpline receives dozens of phone calls from dog owners and cat owners saying “My cat ate a lily!” or “My dog ate a plant. Is it poisonous?” While there are thousands of species of plants and flow- ers, only a small percentage of plants are truly dangerous and poisonous to your pet. Make sure you know which plants are most deadly to avoid your dog or cat from get- ting into these poisonous flowers and poisonous plants! Autumn Crocus Azalea

Cyclamen Kalanchoe Lilies Oleander Dieffenbachia Daffodils Lily of the Valley Sago Palm Tulips and Hyacinths

This is only a partial list of poisonous plants. For a more complete list of plants poisonous to cats and dogs, or more information, visit http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com. (A fee may be charged for telephone consultation.) If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these items or any other questionable substance, call Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian for assistance. Accurate and timely identification of the suspected substance is very important. Having the container, package, or label in hand will save valuable time and may save the life of your pet. Whenever you suspect your dog has eaten a potentially toxic substance, the best advice is to see your vet imme- diately. Toy proofing your house and yard is possible. In some houses the one totally off-limits area is the garage. Many owners have moved toxic plantings to areas of the yard where there are no dogs and don’t use snail bait in the dogs’ yard area. The small amount of research and household manage- ment required to guard pets from these poisonous agents is a small price to pay to avoid illness or loss of life to our beloved Toys —TNT staff

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20 10 TOP TWENTY TOYS SHOWS JANUARY 1 - JUNE 30, 2017 ACTUAL DOGS DEFEATED BOB, BOV, TOY GROUP & BIS R A N K • N A M E ( S E X ) • B R E E D • D O G S D E F E A T E D • B I S • G R 1 TOP TEN TOYS SHOWS JANUARY 1 - JUNE 30, 2017 R A N K • N A M E ( s e x ) • D O G S D E F E A T E D 1 GCHP Hill Country’s Let’s Get Ready To Rumble Pugs (m) 27682 25 43 2 GCHS Yarrow Hi-Tech Drills N Skills Affenpinschers (f) 15304 15 51 3 GCHS Tamarin Tailback Affenpinschers (m) 14791 8 40 4 GCHS Somerset Wynzall Hashtag Brussels Griffons (m) 11813 8 26 5 GCHS Hiwins Lucas At Dabuew Pekingese (m) 10893 12 36 6 GCHS Pequest Pickwick Pekingese (m) 10560 8 37 7 GCHS Dunkirk Imperial Palace Paramount Pekingese (m) 7507 3 25 8 GCHG Mgl-Isle Royal Ransom Of Vw Papillons (m) 6202 3 10 9 GCHS Winterholme Any Way U Want It Shih Tzu (m) 5634 4 21 10 GCHB Clussexx Cream And Crimson English Toy Spaniels (B&PC) (m) 5445 3 8 11 GCHS Hallmark Jolei Super Powers Shih Tzu (m) 5413 3 17 12 GCHP2 Involo Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Papillons (m) 5300 0 18 13 GCHG Karma’s Promise Key-Per Yorkshire Terriers (m) 5211 5 14 14 GCHB Kulana’s Stand By Me Chinese Crested (m) 5193 3 17 15 GCHG Cottage Lake’s Our Lady Of Fatima Manchester Terriers (Toy) (f) 4819 2 10 16 GCHG Kimro’s Miss Vera Vain Miniature Pinschers (f) 4514 2 10 17 GCHG Miletree Perseus at Shirmont Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (m) 4457 0 11 18 GCHB Four Halls Look At Me Maltese (f) 4295 0 6 19 GCHB Pom Saeng Pom Sa Sports Super Hero Michael Pomeranians (m) 3637 1 6 20 GCHS Bello Embustero Of Composant Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) (m) 3617 2 5 ALL-BREED SYSTEM Dogs defeated in breed, group & best in show AFFENPINSCHERS 1 GCHS Yarrow Hi-Tech Drills N Skills (f) 15304 2 GCHS Tamarin Tailback (m) 14791 3 GCH Tamarin Tenacious At Applegarth (m) 1923 4 GCHS Enchante’s Razrr Sharp Dutamarin (m) 563 5 CH Facetious Frieda V. Tani Kazari (f) 507 6 GCH Yarrow Hitech Benjamin Bunny (m) 379 7 GCH Strongfort Nothingonna Stop Me (m) 323 8 CH Seamonkey’s Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (m) 235 9 CH Pramada’s Naughty Newton (m) 125 10 GCH Afpint Homme Singe At Ruzka (m) 122 BRUSSELS GRIFFONS 1 GCHS Somerset Wynzall Hashtag (m) 11813 2 GCHG Seagryphs & Donandru’s Nauti Buoy (m) 2714 3 GCHS Tajinastes Quiereme Mucho (m) 2586 4 GCH Cashnross’ Perky Petunia Pig (f) 1411 5 GCH Winterfell’s Almost An Angel At St Johns (f) 1326 6 GCHS Hilltop’s Diva Devine (f) 1310 7 GCHS Simpatica Smooth Operator (f) 903 8 GCHB Sleepyhollow Jb-Shua Dancing Lover Boy (m)606 9 GCH Karmas Broadway Bound (m) 435 10 GCH Marsdon Oh Happy Day (f) 250 CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS 1 GCHG Miletree Perseus at Shirmont (m) 4457 2 GCHG Stepamgar Skyfall (m) 2356 3 GCHP Bonitos Companeros Tom Sawyer (m) 2140 4 GCHB Clobear Catch Me If You Can ! (f) 2041 5 GCHGPiccadil’sDreamALittleDreamOfMeCDBNREC(m) 1130 6 GCHB Shirmont Caddo Balliol (m) 881 7 GCHG Aranel Avenger (m) 841 8 GCHG Blackdale’s September Wind (f) 791 9 GCHB Brookhaven Here Comes Hogan (m) 728 10 GCHP Mayfield Charming Chester (m) 724 CHIHUAHUAS (LONG COAT) 1 GCHG H&H Hotrod (m) 1716 2 GCHB Acadia Ridin A Karousel (f) 831 3 GCHB Powder River’s Hot N Spicy (f) 768 4 GCHS Matriart Lg Temaky (m) 633 5 GCH Kokura Yama Jp Gold Meadalist (m) 440 6 GCH Shorepointe’s Fire N Ice (m) 384 7 GCHG Lone Pine’s Boston Legal D’Ouachitah (m) 383 8 GCHB Promenade Sparks O Fire (m) 301 9 GCH Blue Chi’s Started With A Whisper (f) 294 10 Mystic Legion Drago (m) 262 CHIHUAHUAS (SMOOTH COAT) 1 GCHS Bello Embustero Of Composant (m) 3617 2 GCHG Dartan Diamonds Are Forever At Viva (f) 1414 3 GCHS Envi’s Dip Baby Dip Pasco (m) 1052 4 GCH Ouachitah Despicable Me (m) 1027 5 GCHS Knockout White Owl (f) 817 6 GCHS Martriart Lg Mini Cooper (m) 593 7 GCHS Dartan Wow Factor Of Josam (m) 526 8 GCHB Bloomsbury Because Of Love (m) 489 9 GCHHallmark’s Sandbox Slugger At Markenhaus (m) 370 10 GCHP Sonnus Filho (Sanchez) (m) 326 CHINESE CRESTED 1 GCHB Kulana’s Stand By Me (m) 5193 2 GCHS Kaylen’s General Kai Panda (m) 2575 3 GCHS The Lion Lady’s Serengeti Sunset (m) 942 4 GCHP Kaylen’s Kahlua (m) 812 5 GCHG Crested LC Jionni (m) 643 6 GCH Gingery’s High Voltage (f) 528 7 GCHS Frozen Star Milky Way (f) 498 8 GCH Valanyan Happy-Go-Lucky (m) 450 9 GCHB Sondra Rose Shine Like A Star Of Kylin (m) 433 10 CH Lalasa N Zhen’s Comin In Hot (f) 247 ENGLISH TOY SPANIELS (B&PC) 1 GCHB Clussexx Cream And Crimson (m) 5445 2 GCHB Loujon Thornwood Little Eli (m) 335 3 GCHB Xela’s Et Phone Home (m) 278 4 CH Cheri-A Wingo Lord Paddington (m) 215 5 GCH Sanchi Valentino (m) 87 6 CH Danaho’s Jefferson Starship (m) 67 7 Clussexx Reign On (m) 44 7 Clussexx Safe And Sound (m) 44 9 CH Fox Hollow Lynchburg Lemonade NF RATN (m) 22 10 CH Legacy Hardly An Angel (m) 14 ENGLISH TOY SPANIELS (KING CHARLES & RUBY) 1 GCHB Southdown Fait Accompli (m) 2002 2 GCH Clussexx Paddington Of Flivverway (m) 1020 3 GCH Dunluce Sensational Rumors By Novel (m) 28 4 GCH Tudorhurst Black Pearl At Sanchi (f) 22 5 GCHB Mt Legacy Firenze (m) 16 6 CH Magic Montana’s You Couldn’T Ask For More (m) 14 7 Draggonfly Predictability (f) 10 8 CH Southwyck’s Honeysuckle Rose (f) 8 8 CH Caledonia Win One For The Gipper At Cottage (m) 8 8 CH Ashton Winmar Skitter On The Fly (m) 8 HAVANESE 1 GCHG Zona Rosa’s I’ll Take Manhattan (f) 2729 2 GCHG That’s Pullin’ At Your Heart Strings (f) 2414 3 GCHS Angelheart’s The Steel Curtain At Los Feliz (m) 1764 4 GCHG Fuzzy Farm Somebody To Love (m) 1662 5 GCHS Luffeyland’s Curious George (m) 1639 6 GCH Bellatak Swing Time (f) 1371 7 GCHB Heartland’s Rip In Time (m) 1149 8 GCHG Yup’s Merlot Over And Play Dead (m) 974 9 GCH Horizons Hanz Sheer Joy (m) 949 10 GCHG Prairiwind’s Panda Bear (m) 833 ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS 1 GCHS Bellagio Razzo All Eyez On Me (m) 2564 2 GCHG Infiniti Holding Kryptonite (m) 894 3 CH Ferazi Gdm Titania At Jaros (f) 682 4 GCHS Integra’s Something To Skype About (f) 397 5 GCHG Maplewood’s The Next Big Thing (m) 390 6 GCH Infiniti Southern Girl (f) 326 7 GCHS Piason Make My Wish Come True (m) 324 8 GCHS Kashmir’s Rising Star (m) 314 9 GCHB Infiniti She’s Got Legs (f) 292 10 GCHS Bravehound’s Crossfire Hurricane (m) 291 JAPANESE CHIN 1 GCH Touche’s Allright Allright Allright (m) 893 Throughout the points system, GCH denotes GCH CH, GCHB denotes Bronze GCH CH, GCHS denotes Silver GCH CH, GCHG denotes Gold GCH CH, GCHP denotes Platinum GCH CH 62 • T op N otch T oys , A ugust 2017

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