Showsight January 2017

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*ShowSight breed & all breed stats as of 11/30/16

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GCH KELLYGLEN’S TWI L IGHT AFFA I R M U L T I P L E B E S T I N S H O W , I S C A N A T I O N A L S P E C I A L T Y W I N N E R , M U L T I P L E B E S T I N S P E C I A L T Y W I N N I N G

TO JUDGE MS . EL I ZABETH ( BETH) SWE IGART FOR RECOGNI Z ING ELLA IN THI S INCREDI BLE L INE UP AT THE KENNEL CLUB OF PALM SPR INGS ! Our sincere thanks and appreciation

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Owned by: MAR I LYN T I TLE , CAROLYN MCKENZ I E , PATR I C I A KUDLA & SUZANNE WALKER Bred by: CHARL I E & SUZANNE WALKER Presented by: GREG STRONG, AKC REG’D, ( 410 ) 822 - 2187 Associates: SARAH & AR I EL CUK I ER

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DUNHILL WILL I AM grand champion PRESENTED BY JAMES BETTIS *ShowSight breed stats as of 12.31.16 america OWNED BY ANNA MARIE YURA BRED & CO-OWNED BY RAY HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVELY

' s # BEARDED COLLIE *

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winning BEST IN SHOW BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW RESERVE MULTIPLE

©Cook Photography

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B R E D B Y : Dino & Christie Garza O W N E D B Y : Dino & Christie Garza & Cynthia Carlson P R E S E N T E D B Y : Christie Garza Kokopelli Bulldogs | Cynthia Carlson | (817) 229-1418 D1 Bulldogs | Dino Garza | (580) 585-7798

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Warrior Words of Wisdom: “ FATE WHI S PER S TO THE WARR I OR , ‘ YOU CANNOT UNDER S TAND THE S TORM ’ AND THE WARR I OR WHI S PER S BACK , ‘ I AM THE S TORM ’ . ”

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW | GRAND CHAMPION | CHAMPION D 1 ’ S M O D E R N D A Y W A R R I O R (MBISS GCH CH Kokopelli’s D1 Wild Electric Slide x D1’s Tailor Maid)

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Stella WH E N Y O U W I S H U P O N A . . . . . .YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE America’s #2 Great Pyrenees for 2016 All-Breed* L O O K I N G F O R W A R D T O A S T E L L A R 2 0 1 7 ** ShowSight breed & all breed stats as of 12/31/16 20 • S how S ight M agazine , J anuary 2017

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a No. 1 G R E A T P Y R E N E E S bitch * No. 2 all breed * No. 4 breed *

PYRLESS & ASHBY SHE ’S AL L THAT !

B I S B I S S G C H P Y R L E S S N O - B R A I N E R X G C H P Y R L E S S R A Z Z L E D A Z Z L E

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RICK KRIEGER, PHA & JENNY KRIEGER, PHA

SUSAN BLEVENS

VALERIE SEELEY

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R E S E RV E B E S T I N SHOW, O C ON E E R I V E R K E NN E L C L UB B E S T O F BR E E D , 2 0 1 5 S PA C E C OA S T K E NN E L C L UB O F PA LM BAY, O R L ANDO C L U S T E R B E S T I N SHOW SWE E P S TAK E S , C AR O L I NA WO RK I NG G R O U P A S S O C I A T I ON BO S , C AR O L I NA WO RK I NG G R O U P A S S O C I A T I ON B E S T I N SWE E P S TAK E S , P O R T U G U E S E WA T E R DO G C L UB O F G R E A T E R CH I C A G O L AND

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Breeder: MAR GAR E T D E F O R E

Owners: B E T H ME R C I E R & MAR GAR E T D E F O R E

Agent: C . J . FAVR E

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TORR I D ZONE WHAT ' S LOV E GOT TO DO W I TH I T Bronze Grand Champion,Champion

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Breeder: MARGARET DE FORE Owners: BETH MERCIER & MARGARET DE FORE Agent: C. J. FAVRE

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From Puppy to Bronze Grand Champion....

BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES SALISBURY MD KENNEL CLUB BEST IN SHOW PUPPY MISPILLON KENNEL CLUB BOS IN SWEEPSTAKES CAROLINA WORKING GROUP ASSOCIATION BOS IN SWEEPSTAKES PORTUGUESE WATER DOG CLUB OF GREATER CHICAGOLAND SELECT DOG PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

CLUB OF GREATER CHICAGOLAND MULTIPLE BEST OF BREED WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER TOP 15 BREED *

*Showsight breed stats as of 12.31.16

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IN LOVING MEMORY

DUANE C. DOLL 1/17/39 – 7/19/16 Co-Founder, Publisher and CEO Since 1983 JOSEPH NEIL MCGINNIS Publisher and CEO

Berrey Front Cover.indd 1 1/10/17 9:48 AM JANUARY TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN VOLUME XXIV, NUMBER SIX TABLE OF CONTENTS 27 ON THE COVER: MBIS MBISS GCH WILSON’S I’M YOUR HANDYMAN 28 SHOWSIGHT from the editor 40 THOUGHTS I HAD DRIVING HOME FROM THE DOG SHOW by Caroline Coile Best & Worst of the 2016 AKC National Championship Show 54 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDS photos by Diana Han 74 LINES FROM LINDA by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr Exciting News for the New Year: AKC Club Development Department 82 ON THE LINE by BJ Andrews Sterile Studs & Fluoride 88 REALITY CHECK by Arlene Czech What Is Our Sport Becoming? 90 FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS by Alvin N. “Beep” Lee, Jr. 100 SURVEY SAYS 122 AKC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM by Jeri El Dissi 128 LEHIGH VALLEY & DELAWARE WATER GAP CANDIDS photos by Joe DePetro 132 MID OHIO CLUSTER CANDIDS photos by Booth Photography 136 MADERA CANYON & CANADA DEL ORO KENNEL CLUB CANDIDS photos by Diana Han 140 VALLEY FORGE KENNEL CLUB CANDIDS photos by Jean Edwards 144 MEET THE BREEDS ® HONORABLE MENTIONS CANDIDS photos by Diana Han 145 COMING SOON 147 THE BOSTON TERRIER 152 THE COLLIE 166 THE GREATER SWISS MOUNTAIN DOG 181 THE CAIRN TERRIER 186 MEET THE BREEDS ® photos by David Woo 191 ADVERTISING RATES 192 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS BREEDERS’ ALMANAC B16 FROM THE PUBLISHER by Joseph Neil McGinnis B28 KNOWLEDGE-BASED BREEDING by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia B55 THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB BREEDER AWARDS courtesy of AKC B70 BECOMING by Jacquelyn Fogel And Poof! Just Like That, They’ll Be Gone B80 MY DOG ATE IS MY HOMEWORK by Kate Eldredge What Makes a Breeder B84 HOW DO BREEDERS SPELL STRESS? M-O-V-I-N-G by Catherine “Cadie” Pruss B86 WHERE DO PUPPIES COME FROM? by Joseph Neil McGinnis

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SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE is published twelve times per year by Doll-McGinnis Publications, a division of Doll-McGinnis Enterprises, Incorporated, 8848 Beverly Hills, Lakeland, FL 33809-1604, out of love for the sport of purebred dogs. Editor-In-Chief: JOSEPH NEIL MCGINNIS. Chief Executive Officer: DUANE DOLL. Postage paid at Omaha, Nebraska. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the editor. The opinions expressed in this publication either editorially or in advertis- ing copy are those of the authors and do not necessarily constitute endorsement by the publishers. The editor reserves the right to reasonably edit all copy submitted. All articles submitted become the property of the publishers. Subscription price for third class service in the United States: $60.00. Canadian and U.S. First Class: $90.00. Overseas rates upon request. SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE IS SENT TO JUDGES APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB living in the continental United States. Direct inquiries to: Joe McGinnis, Editor, ShowSight, 8848 Beverly Hills, Lakeland, FL 33809. Tel: 863-858-3839; Fax: 863-853-3624. Email: jmackg@dmcg.com. Office hours: 9-5 EST Monday-Friday. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES Production Co-Ordinator and Advertiser Relations SAMANTHA ADKINS • SAMANTHA@DMCG.COM Director of Web Development and National Distribution Manager DANIEL J. CARTIER 615.618.4797 • DANIEL@DMCG.COM

B98 MEET THE BREEDERS compiled by Caroline Coile B136 BREEDERS’ FORUM: WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING? B198 LAMENT OF A STUD DOG author unknown B200 TALES OF A BROOD BITCH author unknown B201 INDEX TO BREEDERS

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Decker Best inShow WINNINGEST ON THE COVER

MALE BULLDOG IN THE LAST 20+ YEARS! One NUMBER BULLDOG *

MBIS MBISS GCH WILSON’S I’M YOUR HANDYMAN OFA HIPS I ELBOWS I CARDIAC I PATELLAS I TRACHEA & HUU CLEAR I THYROID

Katie Gochev G R A P H I C S

nor cal bulldogger

Breeders CINDYWILSON& JOELWILSON, DVM

Owner DAVE BERREY

Owner/Handler JAY SERION

*ALL-BREED AKC TOP DOGS THROUGH NOV. 31, 2016.

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Lagotto Romagnolo FORM

& FUNCTION

PEN & INK STUDIES OF CANNOLI BY: TEODORA NAGY | HUNGARY Internationally Presented by: Alice Varchi | Italy Bred by: Monica Benelli | Italy

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Bronze Grand Champion GCHB CH CH-R.K.F. IL GRANAIO DEI MALATESTA ADRIANO CM2 CGC DJ

#2 BREED * #2 ALL BREED ** #2 AKC GRAND CHAMPION *** BEST DOG, WORLD WINNER, WORLD DOG SHOW 2016 BEST DOG, BEST OF OPPOS ITE, CRUFTS 2016 BEST OF OPPOS ITE, NATIONAL SPECIALTY 2016

MULTIPLE SPORTING GROUP PLACEMENTS 2016

Domestically Presented by: Zack Helmer & Heather Helmer Owned,Trained & Loved by: Jim & Carolyn Talbert

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*ShowSight breed stats as of 12/31/16 **ShowSight all breed stats as of 12/31/16 ***AKC GCH stats as of 12/31/16

GROUP 2 Shoreline Kennel Club Thank you Judge Jason Hoke

GROUP 3 Shoreline Kennel Club Thank you Judge Dana P. Kline GROUP 4 Malibu Kennel Club Thank you Judge Joan M. Zielinski

ALLIE IS OWNED BY SANDRA HSIEH AND MARGARET TSUI CONDITIONED AND PRESENTED BY PAM LAPERRUQUE | CENTARRA@GMAIL.COM

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E V E R Y O N E I S S I N G I N G A L L I E ’ S P R A I S E S We gratefully thank all of the Judges who have recognized Allie

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National BISS, GCHG Breezy Ridge Maximus (#1 Swissy 2010) x CH Aegis Maybe She’s Born With It ROM TOP GSMD DOG & BITCH I N A L L T H R E E 2 0 1 6 S P E C I A LT Y S H OW S E N T E R E D ! B I S S K N O X & M B I S S E D E N ( S I S T E R )

Best of Opposite Sex Thank you Judge Mr. Roger Gifford

Top Dog & Bitch at both Specialties Thank you Judge Mr. Roger Gifford

Best of Opposite Sex Thank you Judge Mrs. Evie Sullivan

Knox again takes BOS to his sister followed up by taking BISS the next day as his sister takes BOSS Thank you Judge Mr. Bill Shelton O W N E D & L O V E D B Y R A N D Y K I T T S & S U Z A N N E M U S I C K

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I T ’ S B E S T I N S P E C I A L T Y BISS GCH AEGIS CAPTAIN CHUNK

Thank you Judge Ruth Zimmerman 1 0 0 % O W N E R H A N D L E D !

I T T OO K 2 Y E A R S T O F I N D H I M . . . 3 Y E A R S T O P R E PA R E H I M KNOX RETURNS TO NYC ON 2/14/17 AT WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB!

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*AKC Top Dogs Report Through Dec 14

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

TRI SORTS SUMMER HARVEST HSAS , NA, NAJ

Malinois 2 0 1 5 & 2 0 1 6 *

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*ShowSight breed stats as of 12/31/16

F R O M E V E R Y A N G L E

A N E X E M P L A R Y

Dog

© Jeffrey Hanlin

Always Breeder/Owner/Handled by: LISA KNOCK Bred by: TRISORTS | LISA KNOCK & BARBARA VITARELLI

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THOUGHTS I HAD DRIVING HOME FROM THE DOG SHOW

by CAROLINE COILE

I live in Florida, so it’s a pretty short trip to Orlando for me. Even so, I had put off leaving until Mon- day afternoon, already in a pessi- mistic mood from the tales of battles brewing over crating and parking and grooming and breathing at the conven- tion center. So I was gritting my teeth when I merged onto the Interstate and glanced at the van pulling alongside. Dog decals. Crates visible through the back windows. People smiling through the front windows. Colorado plates. “AKCNCS or Bust!” My mood changed instantly. I’m headed to the biggest dog party in the country. People are driving from every corner of the continent, fly- ing from around the globe, thousands of dogs, millions of dreams—why I didn’t leave earlier? Okay, so I get there and it turns out the stories about the lines and the crat- ing and the parking and all the things we find to gripe about were correct. But I don’t care. It’s the AKC National Cham- pionship Show, and THOSE PEOPLE HAD DRIVEN FROM COLORADO! Of course there was griping, and of course there was praise. Herewith are the best and worst of the 2016 AKCNCS accord- ing to the official (translation: my) Facebook poll! THE WORST #1) Not being there. Many people questioned when it would be rotating

to their part of the country. Don’t hold your breath. Not only must the location be warm (none of this New York in Feb- ruary insanity!) but it must be in a town with a major airport, giant convention center and affordable hotels. It can’t be in a football city because playoffs could pre-empt dog shows at that time of year. And it needs to be in a breeder-friendly city; why should AKC pump millions of dollars into a community that works against us? As a bonus, it should have family friendly attractions. How else

can you convince your spouse to pack up the kids and head cross-country to Wally World? “Oh, and we might as well take the dog—Oh look! There’s a dog show... who knew?” #2) The “old” building. Are we real- ly that spoiled? Yes, it wasn’t as good as the building we’ve been using, but they used the whole building, not just half, and it was actually not that bad. Except for parking (see below)and crating (see below) and ex-pens (see below). It was a scheduling problem and we’ll be back in the “good” building next year. Get over it. #NotAsBadAsWestminster

OF THE 2016 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW #3) Parking. I don’t know what everyone was complaining about. As long as you got there before sun-up, you had at least a 50/50 chance of BEST & WORST

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Number One A M E R I C A ’ S

Many thanks to Judge Mrs. Sari Brewster Tietjen for this Group win!

All Breed

G C H B I H A R ’ S H E R E ’ S L OOK I N G AT YO U

Owned by CHARLES HURTY & MARK FLORIAN Bred by MARGARET CROPSEY, CAROL STRONG, DANIELLE TALLMAN & JEANNE HURTY Presented by GREG STRONG, AKC REG’D, ( 410 ) 822-2187 Associates SARAH & ARIEL CUKIER

*ShowSight all breed stats as of 12/31/16

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Illustration © 2016 by Deb Vidaver-Cohen, forthcoming in BCOA Aristocrat , Spring 2017

Everyone else either took on a tawny tinge or melted into the background. The group carpet color was—I don’t know—taupe? Dull. Since I don’t see RC changing this, I plan to buy a black dog. #7) Judges. How unusual for exhibi- tors to complain about judge selection! But the complaints centered around lack of group specialist judges for the pre-shows, the BBE groups and the NOHS Invitational groups. Also using overexposed judges or underexperi- enced judges. Umm... #8) Small Invitational NOHS group rings. Turns out when you combine two rings to make a group ring it mat- ters whether you use the long axis or the short axis. The short axis choice makes a big square, and when 30 dogs are lined up around it there’s not much room left to move dogs. It didn’t help that few group judges made cuts, which makes one wonder if they would have gone cut-less in a regular group. Not unless most of the dogs were sub-par, which I hope is not the impression these judges had. On the other hand, hooray for judging the Invitational NOHS BIS in the big arena at night! #9) No Veteran groups. I was told the schedule was just too busy with Regular, BBE and Vet groups. Some- thing’s got to give. But I missed them. Maybe a separate Vet day on Friday? #NotGettingAnyYoungerHere # 10) Public banned from groom- ing area. No need for those unfriendly signs telling spectators they weren’t allowed in the crating area—-the fumes from the ex-pens would have had the same effect yet allowed them to think it was their own choice! True, specta- tors could visit the breeds more easily in the Meet the Breeds ® area, and it did give some added security to the crating area, but I hate to do anything that gives the public the impression we are up to something they shouldn’t be seeing. #HonorableMention The flu (human)! THE BEST #1) Being there. It’s not just the biggest, it’s the best dog event in America. Things may not always go your way, or perfectly, but it’s not for lack of trying or caring on the part of everyone involved. Besides conforma- tion, it has agility, obedience, dock div- ing, meet the breeds, awards, judging symposiums, breeder symposiums, spe- cialties and great vendors. It’s spectator

getting a spot within two miles. And even though you had to skip that morn- ing cup of coffee in your race to get there, you can bet your adrenaline was pumping once you waited in line for 20 minutes only to have the “Lot Full” sign come on as you turned toward the gate. Going to the big lot in the sky (I mean, across the street) and waiting (and wait- ing and waiting) for the shuttle was a great way to meet new people! Helpful hint: Just sleep in your car overnight in the lot and you will won’t have to fight for space or even pay! Or get a cab or Uber driver: cost about the same, and door-to-door service. #4) Crating. Yet another chance to make new friends! First, by camping in line, just like the good old days waiting for Grateful Dead tickets! Then doors open, and aren’t you glad you got that practice in at Wal-Mart on Black Friday? Of course, it was mere shadow of the Gold Rush days when all that was at stake was a few nuggets, not the solid gold floor space in the convention cen- ter. Folks weren’t above stake jumping and I heard some tales of hand-to-hand combat. I optimistically moseyed in after noon only to see every atom of crate space claimed. Some handlers had crates stacked so high they had to use a trampoline to get dogs in and out. Yet a few exhibitors set up their own mini- empires, no stacking, crates turned sideways, covered wagons full of every- thing they could bring from home. Maybe they planned to give ballroom dance lessons in the evening, or per- haps they labored under the delusion that they would have friends coming to join them “later.” Who never showed up. #YouAreSpaceHoggingCrassholes

But again, next year, bigger building, better crating. Still I can’t help compar- ing the agility crating set up: Every dog is assigned a breed-appropriate sized space. You can crate with friends if one person takes charge and submits all your names together to the crating guru. It’s like reserved grooming only free. Maybe just raise the entry fee slightly to offset the lost income and do conformation the same way? Okay, sor- ry, I just had an attack of sudden-rush- of-diarrhea-to-the-brain. I meant, offer paid reserved grooming for larger spac- es closer to the rings and free assigned smaller spaces to every other entrant farther away. #5) Private ex-pens. No. Just—oh no, no, no! I’m told the convention center didn’t want them on the loading dock as in previous years. Because, what, they stunk too much in all that fresh air? Not only did they take several thousand crate spaces, they apparently housed only ghost dogs that nonetheless man- aged to excrete a swamp of real sew- age. Think of it this way: If we exhibi- tors used ex-pens instead of bathrooms, but promised to clean up everything and place it in bags at the ends of the rows, do you think it would smell like daisies? If private ex-pens are to remain a feature (please say no, please say no) there need to be ex-pen and non-ex- pen sections, separated by about 1,000 giant fans facing back to the ex-pen side. #LikeLivingInAPortaPotty #6) Tomato soup-colored carpet- ing. Royal Canin colors are red, white and gold. Apparently red carpet dye is costly, so they went with orangish- salmon. The only people who liked it were those showing black dogs.

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Fabio CH Fabio Della Luna Di Lana CM CGC

#3 BREED ** Westminster 2017 Invitee Handled by Bekki Pina Owned by Yvonne Bunevich Bred by Jutta Ammann

*AKC owner handled stats 2016 **ShowSight breed stats as of 11/30/16

Paya Pina Del Piervez CGC #2 OWNER HANDLED * #10 BREED ** Finished at the National Dog Show Regional Specialty Supported Entry Owned by Susan Pickerill Bred by Pierangelo Vezzoli

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friendly and as exhibitor friendly as a show that size can be. It’s good for pure- bred dogs. #GetThereNextYear! #2) Seeing great dogs from all over the country. Then seeing great dogs compete against one another. Many of the breeds I watched had national specialty caliber competition in the BOB ring. Top-ranked BIS dogs walked out ribbonless, not because they were unworthy, or ripped off, but simply because the depth of quality was so deep in so many breeds. #3) Meeting up with old friends and making new ones. The atmo- sphere is much more casual compared to Westminster, with lots of afford- able places to meet and eat in the eve- nings, and some decent dining at the show. Although I have now had every- thing you can put in a crepe. #NoMore CrepesForTheRestOfMyLife #4) Royal Canin Hospitality. I (of course!) missed the Eukanuba pink glitz and glamour booth motif. RC went for sleek and streamlined, but the effect was underwhelming. They made up for it with a well-stocked and well-utilized hospitality room with free food and drinks (is it bad they all recognized me by the second day?), ongoing programs, raffles for great stuff like an iPad and year’s supply of RC and fancy raised tub, none of which I won, and a welcome party Friday night. RC happens to make

The creativity is amazing. BIS went to the Ridgeback Lion King booth, which was colorful, eye-catching, fun and edu- cational. Lots of native backdrops and dress, lots of friendly dogs, a few bas- kets of dog hair (“Yes, this breed sheds. But look, you can stuff a mattress with it!”) I thought the Norwegian Elkhound booth had a good idea by soliciting pho- tos of everyday Elkhounds from their FB page, and running a live stream so that during the day FB followers contin- ued to send in photos which streamed on their FB page! Or something like that, I really had no idea what they were talking about but it was some way cool of engaging pet owners at home. It seemed like there were more spectators there this year than last. #8) Live Streaming. Plus unlive streaming if you missed something. Groups (regular, BBE and NOHS) are on the AKC page, as well as ACE awards, Breeder of the Year and agil- ity runs. And of course, the highlights will be televised January 23 on the Hallmark Channel. #9) Crating with Strangers. Being thrust into close quarters with people you don’t know doesn’t sound appeal- ing at first, but every year I’ve gone I’ve ended up appreciating some new grooming tip or concept. Last year I learned 20 novel ways to hold a blow dryer, courtesy of Karen Aurelius. The year before I learned that Terrier peo- ple actually LIKE grooming for several hours before showing. And this year my neighbors learned that my Salukis have fluffy feet on purpose, not because I am too lazy to trim them. Although that is a perk. #10) Reality Checks. Winning awards in conformation at the AKCNCS seems important. But a single point of the finger by a single judge can’t com- pare to being recognized for a body of accomplishment, whether it’s as Breeder of the Year, Ace Award winner, Outstanding Leadership in Canine Poli- cy winner, or obedience or agility invi- tee. Unless of course you win $50,000. Then the single point of the finger is better. Much better. #PleasePoint- ToMeforBISNextYear! #GroupOneWill BeFine #AlmostForgot! Getting to hang out at the ShowSight Doll-McGinnis booth and meeting many of our readers and advertisers!

very good dog food, especially their prescription brands, and I think many exhibitors were introduced to it for the first time. #Win/Win #5) Free photos! Several people at RC deserve Christmas bonuses for this effort. First, the marketing person who came up with it, and second, the pho- tographer and helpers who shot photos non-stop, every day, all day and still smiled and acted like yours were the best dogs ever. Put your name in the line-up, get in line, wait a few hours and they devoted about 10 minutes to taking black and white pictures of your dog, which you then got to take home on a flash drive—with the RC logo— in each shot. They also chose a few to exhibit at their party on 6-ft. boards, and if your dog was chosen you got to take it home afterwards. Marketing genius. Only next year they need more photographers. #Free! #6) Cash prizes! Nothing new, but it’s still amazing to win actual money, and we should all be grateful it’s still available. I won $50, which paid for my photo. Yeah, win pics were pricey. On the plus side, I only paid a $35 entry fee since I showed my veteran! Who says you can’t make money from dog shows? Next year I will aim for the $50,000. #7) Meet the Breeds ® . I’ve covered MTB for this magazine before, and even got to judge a group this year!

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AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ORLANDO, FL | DEC. 17-18, 2016 | PHOTOS BY DIANA HAN, NOR CAL BULLDOGGER

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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

GRAND CHAMPION TERITAILS LOYAL KNIGHT

Thank you to all of the judges and the entire fancy for making Percy Number 1 All Systems Welsh Terrier * and Number 5 Terrier in 2016. **

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AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ORLANDO, FL | DEC. 17-18, 2016 | PHOTOS BY DIANA HAN, NOR CAL BULLDOGGER

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AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ORLANDO, FL | DEC. 17-18, 2016 | PHOTOS BY DIANA HAN, NOR CAL BULLDOGGER

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AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ORLANDO, FL | DEC. 17-18, 2016 | PHOTOS BY DIANA HAN, NOR CAL BULLDOGGER

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Jude RB I S MB I SS GOLD GCH Graysong N S i lhouette ’s HeyJude

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THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES FOR MAKING 2016 A GREAT SUCCESS NATION ’ S ONLY PARTI COCKER TO WIN A GROUP 1 IN 2016

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There is nothing low - key about LOKI SILVER GRAND CHAMPION TEXAS MASTER OF MISCHIEF

*ShowSight all breed stats as of 12/31/16 A L L B R E E D number five

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T H A N K Y O U T O A L L T H E J U D G E S W H O H A V E M A D E T H I S P O S S I B L E .

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PHOTOS BY IN FOCUS BY MIGUEL

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MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW, RESERVE BEST IN SHOW & SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER

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No.1

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LINES FROM LINDA

by LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

D oug Ljungren, AKC Vice President of Sports and Events, delighted the Dele- gate body in a recent speech announcing the formation of the new AKC Club Development Department! Formed to assist clubs, this team will be an answer to the prayers of many who have longed for more resources, guid- ance and support from our American Kennel Club. Here’s what he said: “Clubs are the cornerstone of AKC events and have a major impact on the success of AKC sports. On occasion, unique issues arise that can be difficult for a club to address on its own. In order to provide assistance when needed, the AKC has created a new unit called the Club Development Department. Its purpose will be to work cooperatively with clubs to address challenging situ- ations and enhance their ability to hold quality events. “The functions of the Club Develop- ment Department will include: • Champion the Best Practices being developed by Delegate Committees and communicate the successes being experienced by other clubs. • Proactively reach out to clubs when trends or feedback indicates assis- tance may be helpful. • Develop educational material to pass on the knowledge needed by new event committee members.

“...ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF THE NEW AKC CLUB DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT!”

AKC Club Development Team: Doug Ljungren, Vice President of Sports and Events meeting with Guy Fisher, Club Development Manager and Glenn Lycan, Director of Event Operations Support. Glenn Lycan is the head of AKC's exciting new Club Development Department.

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE NEW YEAR: AKC CLUB DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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• Work with clubs to address issues regarding the loss of show sites or cluster partnership problems. • Assist clubs in exploring the fea- sibility of adding special attrac- tions or complimentary events. This can range from adding 4-6 month puppy classes, NOHS or Open Shows to dock diving, fast CAT or other new events AKC has in the works. • Champion B-Matches. Assist clubs in developing pre- event publicity and follow-up with success stories. • Mentor new clubs during their start-up process or when adding new event types. “...One of the first special projects to be undertaken by the Club Devel- opment Department is to reempha- size the importance of the AKC Code of Sportsmanship.” “Sportsmanship is essential to the long-term health of our sports,” said Ron Menaker, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We must never compromise our commit- ment to fairness, respect and a sense of fellowship.” “Superintendents will be provid- ed large poster boards with the Code of Sportsmanship to be displayed at events. A smaller size will also be available. Interested clubs may obtain these free of charge by con- tacting the Club Development Department.” (See AKC Code locat- ed on the right.)

AKC CODE OF SPORTSMANSHIP PREFACE: The sport of purebred dog competitive events dates prior to 1884, the year of AKC’s birth. Shared values of those involved in the sport includeprinciples of sportsmanship. They are practiced in all sectors of our sport: conformation, performance and companion. Many believe that these principles of sportsmanship are the prime reason why our sport has thrived for over one hundred years. With the belief that it is useful to periodically articulate the fundamentals of our sport, this code is presented. • Sportsmen respect the history, traditions and integrity of the sport of purebred dogs. • Sportsmen commit themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace. • Sportsmen refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of purebred dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behavior. • The sportsman judge judges only on the merits of the dogs and considers no other factors. • The sportsman judge or exhibitor accepts constructive criticism. • The sportsman exhibitor declines to enter or exhibit under a judge where it might reasonably appear that the judge’s placements could be based on something other than the merits of the dogs. • The sportsman exhibitor refuses to compromise the impartiality of a judge. • The sportsman respects the AKC bylaws, rules, regulations and policies governing the sport of purebred dogs. • Sportsmen find that vigorous competition and civility are not inconsistent and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of competitors. • Sportsmen welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport. • Sportsmen will deal fairly with all those who trade with them. • Sportsmen are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their breeding stock. • Sportsmen spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them. • Sportsmen always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog. • Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport.

Ron Menaker, Chairman of the AKC Board of Directors emphasizes Sportsmanship and Club Development go hand in hand.

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T O P 5 A F G H A N H O U N D *

IN SIX MONTHS OF SHOWING IN 2016

IN I T TO WIN I T

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*SHOWSIGHT BREED & ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/16

GUY H. FISHER Club Development Manager

As member of the Professional Handlers Association (PHA), the AKC Registered Handlers Program and the Dog Handlers Guild (DHG), Guy H. Fisher has enjoyed a successful han- dling career highlighted partly by the campaigns of several top dogs in their respective breeds and by numerous Best in Show wins. He also became a licensed AKC Judge of Junior Showman- ship. Guy continued the tradition with the help of his children, Taylor, Jack- lyn, Joshua and Samantha. Participating in the Jr. Handlers Program, as well as assisting Guy, has instilled a love of the sport into the whole Fisher family. Guy handled and finished championships in all seven groups and has had top twenty contenders in many of them. In June of 2014, Guy came to work for the American Kennel Club as an Executive Field Representative. His involvement in all breed kennel clubs covers a full range of all offices, as well as show chairman. He was, and still is, an active member of his national breed clubs and all breed clubs that he and his family have participated in before. In December of 2016, Guy accepted the position of Club Development Manager and is looking forward to helping any club with their needs. Doug Ljungren emphasized, “Cre- ating an organizational champion for clubs will provide the resources and focus that is consistent with the impor- tance that clubs have to our future. If your club is facing challenges or is seek- ing advice, please feel free to contact the Club Development Department at ClubDevelopment@akc.org.” AKC has answered a huge need for clubs! What a way to begin our New Year! Hope yours will be the best ever!

“ ‘WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RESPOND AND PROVIDE RELEVANT EXAMPLES AND GIVE CLUBS OPTIONS.’ ”

GLENN LYCAN Director of Event Operations Support

added the customer service department to his list of duties, adding the respon- sibility of close to 500,000 communica- tions per year and quadrupling the staff reporting to him. After a couple more years, in 2015, Lycan came full circle back to the job he originally sought in 2002, Director of Events Operations Support. His job function is to support his Co-Director, Alan Slay, and provide additional sup- port for Superintendents and Clubs. A natural step to support clubs was to cre- ate a department specifically designed to help clubs succeed. Now the AKC has added the Club Development Department to the events division and named Lycan Head of the Department, along with his event support duties. Glenn feels passionately about meet- ing clubs’ needs. Here’s what he had to say, “The main point I want to come across is that we are here to help clubs; no question is wrong. We will do our best to respond and provide relevant examples and give clubs options. If the question needs to be reviewed by a dif- ferent department, we will handle get- ting it to the right group and making sure it gets answered.”

Ljungren said, “The head of the Club Development Department will be Glenn Lycan, Director of Event Operations Support. Working with Glenn will be Guy Fisher, Club Development Manager.” A second generation member of the sport, Glenn Lycan’s family was already involved with Samoyeds when he was born. The first AKC event he attended was in 1967 in Illinois. Throughout his youth his parents bred Samoyeds. Glenn was their kennel boy. After several years of caring and showing Samoyeds and friends’ dogs of various breeds, he went to work for Houston and Toddie Clark. When the Clarks retired in the mid 80s, Glenn and his wife, Rebecca, moved to Griffin, Georgia and opened a kennel and handling business. They joined the Griffin Kennel Club and became active members. During those years, they would attend an average of 140 shows a year. In 2002 Glen was hired by the AKC as the Associate Director of Special Ser- vices, the subject matter experts for the AKC. After a year, he was promoted to the Director of the Companion Animal Recovery affiliate for the AKC (CAR at the time, nowReunite). In 2004 he came back to AKC to run the Case Manage- ment (compliance side of registration) and DNA departments (registration verification and business to consumer product services). These two depart- ments account for over 100,000 com- munications a year. In 2012, the AKC

“AKC HAS ANSWERED A HUGE NEED FOR CLUBS! WHAT A WAY TO BEGIN OUR NEW YEAR!”

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Going to the Garden…. MBIS MBISS MRBIS GCH ABSOLUTELY SIGNATURE

Winner of 5 American Fox Terrier Club specialties Top Smooth for the last 3 years* BOB at Westminster, Eukanuba and Montgomery Winner of 5 AFTC specialties

*SHOWSIGHT BREED & ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/16 **PER OWNER RECORDS

CH ABSOLUTELY OH MY

One of the top Smooths on the continent 2016** Bitch CC Crufts and Windsor 2016 Co-bred with Annmarie Ruggieri

Boston is now back home and is off to Westminster!

Thank You ESTEEMED JUDGES FOR ADMIRING OUR DOGS J.W. SMITH & DANA GABEL

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COURAGE Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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by BJ ANDREWS ON THE LINE

I s your stud dog having fertil- ity problems? Low libido or low conception rate? Sperm check reveals chronically low sperm count but your reproduction veterinar- ian is stumped? Today there’s “fake news” and every- one’s an expert on social media but print publications are held to a higher standard of credibility. I recalled Dr. Williams’ 2007 report about the aver- age human testosterone level dropping at a rate of one percent per year and I projected that to purebred dogs. He postulated that the astounding decrease in human testosterone was linked to estrogen-like compounds in our water supply, namely fluoridated water. Dr. David Williams is considered “the doctor’s doctor” in human medi- cine and I saved that article even though we had been on well water for over 30 years and our dogs had no fertility prob- lems. That’s significant because today many of my dog friends are confiding in me, asking for help as their breeding program shrinks. So I started rummaging through old paper files instead of Google and I found the article, learned that for decades, most people have been consuming on average, over 5 mg of fluoride daily

“...WE HAD BEEN ON WELL WATER FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND OUR DOGS HAD NO FERTILITY PROBLEMS .”

Water fluoridation in 1992 versus 2006

instead of the 1 mg of 50 years ago. According to Dr. Williams, fluoridated drinking water is only supposed to be from 0.7 to a maximum of 1.2 mg per liter. So we are consuming five times that much fluoride! Think about it. If you’re on municipal water, you are drinking a chemical that was used for

building the atomic bomb! Okay, so that was then, but today fluorocarbons are used in the production of plastics, pesti- cides and even pharmaceuticals. Sure, fluoride is “natural” because it’s in the soil and water but the amount we would consume from well-water and unprocessed food is only 0.02 to 2.00 parts per million. Instead we are getting an average of 5 parts per million from fluoridated tap-water, soft drinks and food that’s processed using fluori- dated water. Obviously that includes pet food. You may be beyond child-bearing age or consider your family complete but if you are reading this, you probably plan to breed your super-dog or beauti- ful bitch. Now that you think about it, there have been whispers about several top studs “missing” bitches. Well, keep reading because excess fluoride does more than cause sterility.

STERILE STUDS & FLUORIDE

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AMERICAN/CANADIAN GRAND CHAMPION MCVAN’S FLASH GORDON M U L T I P L E G R O U P W I N N E R W I N N E R O F 5 B I S S T O D A T E

MALE SCOTTISH TERRIER 2016 * NO. 1 *ShowSight breed and all breed stats as of 12.31.16

L O O K I N G F O R W A R D T O 2 0 1 7 !

O W N E D & L O V E D B Y : V A N D R A H U B E R & M I C H A E L K R O L E W S K I H A N D L E D B Y : R E B E C C A C R O S S | R E B E C C A . S . C R O S S @ G M A I L . C O M A S S I S T E D B Y : K E L S E Y J E S S E P H S how S ight M agazine , J anuary 2017 • 83

“ONCE AGAIN, DOGS MAY BE THE CANARY THAT SAVE US.”

There are indeed other factors that can cause low libido in stud dogs but you must also consider how testoster- one levels are affected by “city water” and dog foods processed with fluori- dated water. But that’s not the worst of it. Dr. Williams predicted, “We’ll also see future generations with increased neurological problems, lower IQ, high- er cancer rates and impaired thyroid problems that will lead to even more obesity.” Bingo! Alzheimer’s disease has increased at an alarming rate. Could that be related to more people moving to the city or suburbs, thus on a munici- pal water supply instead of non-fluori- dated well water? I decided to do some digging. Sure enough, CDC statistics reveal “74.4% of the US population on public water systems, or a total of 211,393,167 people, had access to fluoridated water.” While swallow- ing that relevant fact, note that Dr. Williams says, “Drinking fluoridated water allows more aluminum to be absorbed and cross the blood-brain bar- rier to be deposited in the brain. The combination of fluoride and aluminum has been shown to cause the same changes in brain tissue as is found in Alzheimer’s patients.” Ok, so what can you do to reduce fluoride damage to your family and your pets? First thought is to buy bottled water but wait, a lot of “spring water” isn’t. Much of it is collected from treated sources, not from mountain springs. Living in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, I watch tourists grab jugs of “mountain water” collected and bottled from the same stream the paper mill and chemical producers empty into. Vitamin C, vitamin E and calcium (combined) have been shown to reduce the adverse effects of fluoride. Calcium acts as a chelating (cleansing) agent and interestingly, Dr. Williams advises that vitamins C and E have a direct and protective effects upon testicular tis- sues. He also recommends “turmeric”,

i.e. curry powder (or a curcumin sup- plement) on a regular basis, stating “It has been shown to have a protective effect against the brain plaque forma- tion associated with Alzheimer’s dis- ease.” As someone who appreciates the wisdom of Ancient and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I refer you to more information on turmeric, an herb widely used in India. 2 Acupuncture has also been use in the treatment of male sterility or low sperm count. 3 Like other medical pro- fessionals, some veterinary chiroprac- tors and acupuncturists are exception- ally talented and some are not, so ask around before you go. We’ve been led to believe that most human reproductive problems are female but with the advancement of sperm quality testing, we know better. Significantly, the female reproductive system and egg production is internal, therefore not nearly as delicate as is the male reproductive system and semen storage (testes) which is external. Once again, dogs may be the canary that save us. Protect your stud dog’s reproductive health, your own and especially your brain. Alzheimer’s is not inevitable. Mayo Clinic states “…Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.” You can’t control everything but you can eliminate fluoride, thus protecting your breeding program and yourself. Forgetfulness, irritability, and now “Rage Syndrome” in people and pets can no longer be hidden. For more information, see www.thedogpress. com/ dog f ood / B e r s e r k- B eh a v i o r - NL109.asp. REFERENCES • 1) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 06;Oct 24 and Dec 5 (Epub)” • 2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pmc/articles/PMC2781139/ • 3) http://www.resolve.org/about-

FROM DR. WILLIAMS • FLUORIDE IS MORE TOXIC THAN LEAD AND LIKE LEAD, EVEN MINUTE DOSES ACCUMULATE IN THE BODY. • IT IS NEUROTOXIC. IT DAMAGES BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN AND LOWERS IQ IN ADULTS.

• FLUORIDE IS

CARCINOGENIC (CAUSES CANCER) AND CONSIDERED AN “ENDOCRINE DISRUPTER”.

• IT CAUSES IODINE DEFICIENCY, RESULTING IN IMPAIRED THYROID FUNCTION. (SOUND FAMILIAR?) • HIP FRACTURES IN

THE ELDERLY ARE MUCH HIGHER IN

COMMUNITIES WITH FLUORIDATED WATER.

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