Showsight February 2017

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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

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NO. 5 TERRIER ** 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. **

NO. 1

A L L S Y S T E M S

owned & bred by T E R R Y L O H M U L L E R

presented by G R E G S T R O N G , A K C R E G ’ D |

( 4 1 0 ) 8 2 2 - 2 1 8 7

associates A R I E L & S A R A H C U K I E R

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O U R S U P E R S TA R . . .

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNER EUKANUBA VARIETY WINNER

MULTIPLE HOUND GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE SPECIALTY WINNER

WESTMINSTER VARIETY WINNER

O W N E D B Y A N N B I S C H E L & M I C H E L L E B E D O W I T Z

P R E S E N T E D B Y O S C A R Q U I R O S

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GRAND CHAMPION DEL PRADO'S BAR CODE W

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LOKI Leslie & SILVER GRAND CHAMPION TEXAS MASTER

TEXTBOOK TERRIER T E M P E R A M E N T TRULY IMPRESSIVE O U T L I N E

OF MISCHIEF

A FAVORITE OF T E R R I E R & A L L B R E E D J U D G E S MULTIPLE G R O U P W I N N I N G

o w n e d b y MRS. SHARON GISH

h a n d l e d b y LESLIE A. WEBB-TINSLEY

c a n d i d s b y

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l o o k f o r t h i s n e w t e a m i n t h e r i n g & a t w e s t m i n s t e r 2 0 1 7

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photos by Maggie Fan

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america ' s # BEARDED COLLIE 2016 *

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

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grand champion DUNHILL WILL I AM

OWNED BY ANNA MARIE YURA BRED & CO-OWNED BY RAY HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVELY PRESENTED BY JAMES BETTIS

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SKYHIGH KENNEL presents

Skyehigh’s F I R E W O R K S PRESENTED BY REBECCA CROSS BRED & OWNED BY | LINDY BARROW, LINDY@SKYEHIGH.CA AND CELSO MOLLO, CELSO@SKYEHIGH.CA CANADIAN & AMERICAN CHAMPION

CO-BRED BY: JAIMI GLODEK PHOTO BY | CELSO MOLLO

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MaMan

Thank You T O A L L O F T H E J U D G E S

WHO HAVE AWARDED MAMAN FOR HIS IMPRESSIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE BREED STANDARD.

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O F F T O A W I N N I N G S T A R T I N 2 0 1 7

“ ...A STRIKING, TRI-COLORED, LARGE, POWERFUL, CONFIDENT DOG OF STURDY APPEARANCE. ...A HEAVY BONED AND WELL MUSCLED DOG... ” - from the GSMDCA Breed Standard

Presented by: Ashley Schaffter Owned & Bred by: Elizabeth Coit Co-bred by: Janelle Kaiser www.domusgsmd.com

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SENECA’S KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR CGC Multiple Group Placing & Silver Grand Champion

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B E S T I N Specialty Show 2016 TOP 5 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog *

Building on a legacy of top-winning Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs... (BISS CH Snowy Mtn’s Top Gun ROM x Top 20 Winning BISS GCHG Seneca’s Collective Soul CGC THDN NDD)

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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

JUDGE MRS . NENA DEE

Many thanks TO THE GROUP JUDGES WHO RECOGN I ZED EL LA .

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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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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

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36 SHOWSIGHT from the editor

38 LINES FROM LINDA by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr AKC Events: Something for Everyone 68 MY DOG ATE IS MY HOMEWORK by Kate Eldredge Canine Good Citizen Community Style

Managing Editor CORTNY WHITE Contributing Editors

78 ON THE LINE by BJ Andrews Circus Killed by Animal Rights

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84 THOUGHTS I HAD DRIVING HOME FROM THE DOG SHOW by Caroline Coile How to Flip a Van Without Really Trying

94 ROSE CITY CLASSIC CLUSTER CANDIDS photos by Diana Han

98 LOOKING BACK THROUGH LINDA’S LENS photos by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr

114 ON THE SCENT by Claire “Kitty” Steidel Ring in the New

116 SURVEY SAYS

147 THE AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW

166 THE WORKING GROUP

202 SIZE MATTERS by Christie Martinez

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

204 COMING SOON

206 THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE

219 THE CANE CORSO

222 THE KERRY BLUE TERRIER

229 THE LABRADOR RETRIEVER

238 THE MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD

246 THE PUG

249 THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER

254 THE FLAT-COATED RETRIEVER

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258 WESTMINSTER RAP by Joe McGinnis

260 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

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LINES FROM LINDA

by LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

Left: Author and Doug Ljungren, AKC Vice President of Sports and Events

I t’s the time of year for reflection. AKC’s 2017 events have already begun at a frantic pace, leaving little time to relish our accom- plishments and savor our victories. Pausing for a breather is something we may long for, but the excitement keeps us going! With more than 22,000 competi- tions for AKC-registered purebred dogs each year, there is truly something for everyone. Competitions and events held under AKC rules and regulations include conformation, obedience, agil- ity, rally, tracking, herding, lure cours- ing, coonhound events, hunt test and field and earthdog test. Performance sports represent 53% of the total entries in AKC events. There are approximately 14,200 combined performance events yearly. Conformation events comprise 1,400 All Breed shows, 200 Group shows and 2,500 Specialty shows. While there are a relatively small number of confor- mation events compared to performance events, the number of entries per confor- mation event is much larger.

The mission of our American Ken- nel Club is clear: AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity and promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breed- ing for type and function. AKC also advocates for the purebred dog as a fam- ily companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. The AKC Breeder of the Year for Sport Award is given to those who have dedicated themselves to improving the health, temperament and performance of dogs in a given sport. The 2016 Breeder of the Year by Per- formance Sport award recipients are: • POINTING BREED FIELD EVENTS Albert and Cynthia Cropek Brittany Spaniels • RETRIEVER FIELD EVENTS Mitchel and Margot Brown Labrador Retrievers • SPANIEL FIELD EVENTS Kevin Battistoni English Springer Spaniels

• HOUND FIELD EVENTS Wayne and Marty Parker Beagles • HERDING

Kathy Greenwood Belgian Malinois • LURE COURSING Mary Childs Borzoi/Whippets • EARTHDOG Dawn Martin

West Highland White Terriers

• COONHOUNDS Mike Crockett

Black and Tan Coonhounds

• AGILITY Nina Plail

Shetland Sheepdogs

• OBEDIENCE

David and Judy Guaraldo Shetland Sheepdogs

• RALLY

Gayle Watkins Golden Retrievers

• TRACKING

Cynthia Nauer Labrador Retrievers

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AKC EVENTS: PERFORMANCE SPORT BREEDER OF THE YEAR HONOREES 2016

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Number One A M E R I C A ’ S

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

Many thanks to Best in Show Judge Mr. Frank Washabaugh and Group Judge Mrs. Sari Brewster Tietjen!

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

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introducing...

Owned by B. & M. Glazer, JT. Black, C. Giles, D. Hedstrom & M. Meyer

Bred by Diana Hedstrom Handled by Barry Clothier Photos by Blanca Clothier

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FANTASY’S CIEN TANGO @ CORAL BAY C H A M P I O N

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dogs amassing more than 500 AKC sport titles. “It was humbling to learn that I had been selected as a Sport Breeder of the year in 2016. Representing Westies in Earthdog by having bred the most ME titled dogs over the course of time, is an honor and privilege to represent my breed, the West Highland White Terrier. “I started in AWTA Earthdog before it became an AKC event and partici- pated in the first AKC tests. To date, my dogs have amassed 17 Master Earthdog, 18 Senior Earthdog, 18 Junior Earthdog and four Certificate of Gameness titles. I currently judge Conformation, Track- ing, Rally, Earthdog, Barn Hunt and Junior Showmanship.” Martin finishes with this advice: “Follow your dreams and passions; you never know where they will lead you down the road of life.” AL & CINDY CROPEK Pointing Field Events, Brittany Spaniels “We have always taken a lot of pride when it comes to breeding our Britta- nys and we have strived to breed dual national quality Brittanys. Even though we don’t show our dogs ourselves in conformation, we have used profession- al handlers through the years. “Cindy started field trialing in 1977 and I myself in 1991 when we started dating. God has blessed us with 15 National Gun Dog placements. We have won the National Gun Dog Champion- ship five times with four of them out of our breeding. “We are also very proud to be the breeders of 2016 National Amateur Gun Dog Champion FC/AFC High Hopes Little Ann owned and handled by Dan Riedl. We could not have received this honor without the peo- ple who have bought and campaigned our dogs through the years; but most importantly are the breeders before us that have given us amazing lines to work with. “Our special thanks go to the owners of the stud dogs we have used through the years. We believe our success has come from going outside of our own kennel and using national blood lines to keep improving the breed at a dual national level. “Cindy and I are grateful to the American Kennel Club for this special recognition in Pointing Field Events.”

Below, Left to right: “Andy”, Ch. Dawn’s Up N’ The Ante TD JE RE ROM; “Sunny”, Ch. Dawn’s Sunshine N’ The Poconos TD SE RE; “Girlfriend”, the dam, Ch. Dawn’s Maid N’ America TD ME RE ROMX PROMX (she was born during the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, finished her Championship on Memorial Day and her brother, Ch. Dawn’s Born N’ The USA VCD2 CDX TDX ME OAP OJP RE completed his Championship on the Fourth of July); “Curly”, Ch. Am/Can Dawn's Disorder N' The Court TD SE RE ROM RATO and “Gigi”, Dawn’s Goodbye Girl TDX RE RATN.

Above: Dawn Martin’s West Highland White Terrier breeding program has produced over 150 Champions and over 500 AKC Sport titles.

Above: 2013 & 2014 National Gun Dog Champion DC/AFC High Hopes Dark Nite Right: Al & Cindy Cropek and granddaughters winning the National Gun Dog Championship in 2006 with FC/AFC High Hopes Tar’s Dot Com.

DAWN MARTIN Earthdog, West Highland White Terriers

“Knowledgeable breeders are criti- cal to the continued success of canine sports. These breeders have shown a long-term dedication to enhanc- ing breed instincts and to breeding sound dogs with good temperaments,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President for Sports and Events. “Their accom- plishments represent the highest level of commitment to their breeds and sports.” The American Kennel Club salutes these individuals for their dedi- cation and success in breeding purpose- bred dogs. I had the privilege to speak to some of these honorees about the reward- ing aspects of breeding purpose- bred performance dogs. Here’s what they shared:

“Everyone who knows me can attest to my passion for the world of dogs in performance. Participating in many dif- ferent sports is my passion in purebred dogs. From the very first title—a CD on my foundation Westie bitch Abigail— through the current in-residence dogs, I believe in having titles on both ends of their names. My breeding program has a commitment to ‘form follows func- tion,’ that I have stayed true to over the course of 30+ years in dogs. “I have bred more than 150 Wes- tie Champions and of those dogs, I am proud to report that more than half are also AKC performance titled

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I T TAKES MORE

THAN JUST A

TEAMWORK

TEMPERAMENT

DETERMINAT ION

DRIVE

OUTSTANDING

CONFORMAT ION

he’s got it all!

Malinois 2 0 1 5 & 2 0 1 6 *

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* S H OW S I G H T B R E E D S T A T S 2 0 1 5 , 2 0 1 6

TRI SORTS SUMMER HARVEST HSAS , NA, NAJ

2017 Ready to run again in

Always Breeder/ Owner/Handled by:

LISA KNOCK

Bred by:

TRISORTS

LISA KNOCK &

BARBARA VITARELLI

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C H AMP I ON L A N BU R ’ S S I MP LY R I V E T I N G

...and she did finishing her championship at the Florida Circuit, and the next day taking a 5 pt. Grand Championship major. Rosie is a Specialty winner and group placer from the puppy classes. she can do it!

WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO WESTMINSTER

OWNED BY: ELIZABETH SOHNLE BRED BY: JON WOODRING HANDLED BY: JERI EL DISSI

© headshots courtesy of Royal Canin

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FLASH NEW AM CHAMPION CHILEAN & ARGENTINIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION FETCH AND SMELL ME, MYSELF & I Chuck comes to us from

Chile and Breeder Macarena Pantaleón as the Top Jr. all breed champion dog 2016. His first weekend out with us, he was BOB and Group 1st under noted Hound Breeder/Judge Ms. Kalen M. Dumk.

BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4 Thank You Judge Mrs. Janet Lobb

OWNED BY: ELIZABETH SOHNLE & MACARENA PANTALEO HANDLED BY: JERI EL DISSI

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MU LT I P L E B E S T I N S HOW, MU LT I P L E R E S E RV E B E S T I N S HOW, MU LT I P L E G R OU P W I N N I N G & P L A C I N G A S C A C H A M P I O N / A K C S I LV E R G R A N D C H A M P I O N M C M A T T A N D G R A F F I T I Rumor Has It

A special thank you to Judge Ms. Cheryl Paterson for the Best in Show and Judge Mr. Rick Gschwender for the Group.

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HELLO… IT’S ME

Owned by Michael Halley, Paul Pornbeck & Janet Loehr | Redbrook Australian Shepherds

Bred by Vicki Wehrle | Graffiti Australian Shepherds & Flo and Rebecca McDaniel | McMatt Australian Shepherds Presented by Paul Catterson, AKC Registered Handler

THE FIRST WEEKEND OUT IN 2017, ADELE CAPTURED HER 5 TH BEST IN SHOW!

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KEVIN BATTISTONI English Spaniel Field Events, Springer Spaniels

I purchased in Wales, Amerlda of Green Island, an FC here in the States that later became the dam of my black and white male dog ‘Zip’, the 2006 US National Open Champion. “Zip was FC, AFC, NFC, CFC Cross- winds Warpath, 2006 US National Open Champion and a 2010 Bird Dog Hall of Fame Springer inductee. He was second in Canadian National one year, a runner up high point dog one year and in three years of active all age competition, won 6 times, was second 8 times, third 15 times and had 2 fourth places. He fin- ished 81% of the trials he was entered in and he placed in 77% of those trials he finished. Zip was testimony to our breeding program foundation stock; he was sired by one of those first three pups I kept from that third litter we bred way back when. In many ways, Zip was an extraordinary dog, possibly a once-in-a-lifetime animal. In addition to his flawless competition career, during his short life span he proved to be a pro- lific sire of extraordinary offspring. On one outcross breeding, he sired a Cana- dian National Champion; CNFC, FC, AFC, Prairie Meadows Rise and Shout “Rise” and in another outcross, he sired the Springer that has now accumulated more field trial points than any other Springer, ever; two-time National Ama- teur Champion (one in Canada and one in the US) FC, AFC, NAFC, CAFC, CFC, CNAFC Flushingwing Annie, ‘Annie’. I don’t have an accurate count of the champions he produced, but it was a sizable total. “In December 2013, 15 US and Cana- dian Springer owners with dogs having

direct Crosswinds genealogy joined with my wife and me in sponsoring the fifth series at the US National Open Championships in Cambridge, MD. The Springers competed by those 15 owners at that time had accumulated a total of 30 individual championships; open and amateur, US and Canadian, plus several national placements. “One of our personal dogs, my wife’s liver and white male Pilot, was second in the 2010 US National Ama- teur, beaten at that trial by his cousin Annie. At another National Champion- ship, a Canadian National Amateur in 2011, three of the four placements were dogs we either sired, bred or owned and handled. Our personal dogs have earned 18 Championship titles and 3 national placements. “Over the past few years we have been concentrating on continually refin- ing our line. Correspondingly, our pup output has been somewhat reduced, but we still adhere to our core prin- ciples; superior noses and bird-finding abilities, biddability and that insatiable drive. Our standards have not changed. The only significant difference we can see in contrasting where we are now to where we were when we started is that in our more recent breedings, we can see the results of the tighter line breed- ing; most notably apparent in more uni- formity across the litters. We are not quite finished; we hope to stay at it a while longer. It would be nice to create one more National Champion. “I thank the AKC for selecting me and my Crosswinds line as breeder of the year. I am incredibly grateful to be their 2016 honoree. I also thank each and every one of those field trailers who have Springers with Crosswinds genealogy, for campaigning their dogs, for getting placements in trials and for making their dogs champions. I would not be the 2016 Breeder of the Year if it were not for each and every one of them.” MITCHEL & MARGOT BROWN Retriever Field Events Mitchel and Margot Brown have been active in Retriever field trials most of their adult lives and as a married team for the last 22 years. They live full- time in Boston, Georgia, whose greater area is one of the largest communities of winter Retriever areas in the country. They have owned, trained and handled

“I bought my first Springer in 1985. She was a well-bred, field trial wash out and I bought her as a gun dog. I ended up breeding her three times to Ray Cac- chio’s 1986 ESS National Open Cham- pion, FC, NFC Pondview’s Left in the Light, but did not keep a pup until the third litter, at which time we kept the three pups and I started trialing. One of those first pups became an FC, AFC and East region high point dog; the hook was set and we were off, never to look back. It seems like yesterday, but in real- ity, that was 20 some years ago. “From the very beginning, our breeding efforts focused on perfecting three critical traits: 1) super olfactory senses and bird finding ability, 2) bidda- bility (the eagerness of the dog to work with its handler/owner) and 3) creating Springers that lit up like fire when in the field, but at the end of the day were happy to lie in front of you while you napped on the couch. “Over the years, there have been many memorable instances; many excit- ing trials and many serious trial dogs. For a few years, I was routinely traveling to the UK and bringing back breeding stock; outcrossing my domestic blood- lines with UK lines, all the while trying to remain true to my three guiding prin- ciples. I had a few crackerjack imported dogs; one noteworthy handsome dog, a big liver and white male named Ynys- lawd Swift that we made into an FC and AFC and yet another memorable import was a very special black and white bitch

Above: Spaniel Field Events winner, Kevin Battistoni shares his

Right: Mitchel and Margaret Brown, Retriever Field Events.

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“I AM EXTREMELY HUMBLED YET PROUD OF MANY DOGS THAT HAVE DONE SO WELL FOR ME AND OTHERS. I AM EXTREMELY HONORED TO BE CHOSEN FOR THIS AWARD—

A BETTER LEGACY I COULD NOT LEAVE TO THE BREED.” –MARY CHILDS

David & Judy Guaraldo Obedience, Shetland Sheepdogs

MARY CHILDS Lure Coursing, Borzoi/Whippets “I got my first Borzoi in 1981. He was a first conformation champion and he produced my first group winner. I fell in love with the black Borzoi and obtained a bitch from Texas and from there I bred her to four different conformation ani- mals that I had. From then on I guess you could say that I specialized in the first Irish-marked blacks and eventually was pretty much producing pseudo self to self black dogs. “I have always striven to have beauty follow function. Using artificial lures is fun, but many dogs learn very quickly that this is not live gain and do not last long term in the coursing Venus; but I am proud to say I have never pro- duced a Borzoi that would not hunt live game. “I have produced multiple triathlon winners at the BCOA specialty and one dog won once as a youngster and later as a veteran. I have produced top confor- mation winners, specialty winners, top 10 obedience dogs and have been very proud of the breeders that have owned or bred from my dogs to enhance their breeding programs. I have bred Whip- pets, Scottish Deerhounds, Pharaoh hounds as well as my beloved Borzoi. I have also owned Ibizan Hounds, Eng- lish Cockers and Chinese Crested. “My top triathlon winner is DC Windnsatin Black Legacy FCH, LCM 3. CD aka Knuckles. I have loved breed- ing in that, like an artist, you are sculpt- ing in flesh and not in clay, with each individual planned out and carefully

nine Field Champion Amateur Field Champion titled Labradors and bred and competed with competitive Flat- Coated Retrievers including two Cana- dian field champions. Mitchel said, “Having had a life-long relationship with Retrievers, I have always been in awe of the ability of this breed to perform in the field using their eyes and nose to retrieve fallen game. In 1972 while in the Army and stationed at Ft. Bragg, I heard about a Retriever trial being held nearby and decided to see what it was all about. To say I was blown away by what I saw the dog can do is an understatement. “After the trial, I approached a pro- fessional trainer named Bacnman Doar and asked him how I could get into this sport. What he told me is the philoso- phy that we have followed: a great bitch will produce great dogs. Always buy a puppy from great bitches. This philoso- phy has led us to where we are now. “We find many things very reward- ing about breeding. When we sell our puppies, who buys them plays a huge part in whether the pups go on to become Field Champions. However, the buyer’s success is only one factor in our decision of who to tell sell our pups to. We have sold many pups to new peo- ple; to watch them have success with our breeding is a great joy. We also only sell our pups to people who will make them a part of their family and will love them even if they don’t have success in trials. We never sell our puppies solely for breeding; they must be involved in the field trial sports.”

directed to be the best that they can be whether in conformation, obedi- ence, lure coursing or as beautiful sofa decorators. “I am extremely humbled yet proud of many dogs that have done so well for me and others. I am extremely honored to be chosen for this award—a better legacy I could not leave to the breed.” DAVID & JUDY GUARALDO Obedience, Shetland Sheepdogs “We started our kennel over 25 years ago. It was hard to find a Sheltie that was raised to be a good performance dog so we decided that is what we would concentrate on. We do a lot of socializing, acclimating the puppies to noise and commotion and stimulation to their minds. “Unfortunately, Dave recently passed away. He took such great pride in mak- ing sure every puppy felt loved and had confidence. He was instrumental in our breeding program. “Himark Shelties has produced over 125 dogs that have earned obedience titles. Seventeen are Obedience Trial Champions. We have produced over 125 dogs that have agility titles with over 25 having Master Agility Titles. The most rewarding part of being a breeder is the life-long friendships you make. “I love obedience because it pro- duces a special bond between owner and handler. Dogs love having some- thing fun to do with their owners. Training with food and lots of praise accomplishes that.”

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Diznee

Thank you to Owner Handled Group & Best In Show Judge Cheryl D. Anderson and Group 1 Owner Handled Judge Mr. Larry Berg for these special awards. B R E D A N D O W N E D B Y D A W N S H A F F E T T A N D R . M A R I K O S A U M O W N E R H A N D L E D B Y M A R I K O S A U M

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

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New Champion COBEAUCHE WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

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GCHB FANTASIA’S JOANNA’S GIFT MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER Thank you JUDGES FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE BREED

MRS. MIRTHA MORTERA

MS. AMY GAU

MR. DAVID JAY HYMAN

THE BLUE BEARDIE & CLIFF

MR. CHARLES E. TROTTER

MR. FRED BASSETT

BRED BY: DEBORAH FRAME, 609.924.5155 OWNED & LOVED BY: DEBORAH FRAME, CHARLES & SUSAN KOLLAR & DOROTHY BEDFORD EXCLUSIVELY HANDLED BY: CLIFFORD STEELE & LAURA KIEFFER

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GCHB FANTASIA’S JOANNA’S GIFT THE BLUE BEARDIE

CLIFF &

PHOTO © JOE DEPETRO

TRUE TO ORIGINAL BEARDIE STANDARD WITHOUT EXCEPTION

BRED BY: DEBORAH FRAME, 609.924.5155 OWNED & LOVED BY: DEBORAH FRAME, CHARLES & SUSAN KOLLAR & DOROTHY BEDFORD

EXCLUSIVELY HANDLED BY: CLIFFORD STEELE & LAURA KIEFFER

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GAYLE WATKINS Rally, Golden Retriever

Gayle and her husband Andy have been breeding and competing with their Golden Retrievers under the Gaylan kennel name since 1979. From the start, Gayle’s focus was producing multi-purpose Goldens that loved doing all manner of activities. As a result, Gay- lan’s Goldens have succeeded in rally, conformation, hunt tests, field trials, obedience, agility, tracking, nose work, barn hunt and coursing, most often more than one of these sports. To date, Gaylan’s dogs have acquired more than 70 American and Canadian championships in these many sports. Many of Gaylan’s dogs also partner with their owners in work such as search and rescue, pet-assisted therapy, ser- vice and hunting. Gayle is most proud of the SAR dogs she has produced, including her own Can. Ch. Gaylan’s Winter Promise UD SH NA WCX, who was her teammate on a German search and rescue dog while living in Europe. Today, Gayle’s focus is on improv- ing canine health as a board member of the Baker Institute on Animal Health at Cornell, an active member of the Golden Retriever Club of America and through Avidog International. In response to her award, Gayle said, “I am so honored to accept this award from the AKC for the many Gay- lan’s dog and handler teams that have competed in rally, including Rosie Hig- don and Brass, Gaylan’s Earth, Wind and Fire UDX GN RAE7 SH WCX, who placed 3rd in Rally Advanced Excellent at the 2015 AKC Rally National Cham- pionships and will be returning again this year!” WAYNE & MARTY PARKER Hound Field Events, Beagles

Left: Gayle Watkins, Rally honoree with her 14½ year old Golden Retriever, “Una”, Can. Ch. Gaylan’s Hole in One, CD GN MH MX MXH NF WCX OD VCX CCA.

Right: Hound Field Events Father/Son Team Wayne and Marty Parker from Louisville, Kentucky.

Wayne Parker instilled in his son a love for being in the field with his Beagles, when Marty was only 6 years old. They have been partners in Brace Beagling field trials for over 50 years. In 1995 the pair was inducted into the Breeders Hall of Fame, having bred over 125 field champions. Wayne was inducted into the Brace Beagling Hall of Fame in 2009 and Mar- ty followed in his father’s footsteps in 2012. Together they won four National Championships in addition to five Puri- na Hound of the Year Awards. Marty reminisces, “Through our love and activities with our dogs, my father and I have been best friends for

my whole life. We have bought a cou- ple of dogs over the years, but winning with the ones we have bred and trained is so much more rewarding. It gives me goose bumps!” Preserving, protecting and improv- ing a breed represents the very essence of our American Kennel Club. These honorees have worked hard to do just that. Congratulations to these successful breeders on their many accomplishments. The new year has just begun. Let’s resolve to expand our horizons, by getting out to enjoy more of the wide variety of events our AKC Sports have to offer!

ALBERT & CYNTHIA CROPEK MITCHEL & MARGOT BROWN KEVIN BATTISTONI | WAYNE & MARTY PARKER KATHY GREENWOOD | MARY CHILDS DAWN MARTIN | MIKE CROCKETT NINA PLAIL | DAVID & JUDY GUARALDO GAYLE WATKINS | CYNTHIA NAUER

CONGRATS TO ALL THE HONOREES! 2016

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CHAMP ION CASSANDRA’S MARQUI S GANDOLF

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Heidi CHAMP ION CASSANDRA’S HE IDI

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DOUGIE CONTINUES HIS WINNING WAYS AT THE AGE OF 8 ½

SilverGrand Champion Dougie DADDY DOUGLAS V. GRUNSVEN

He is known for his beautiful reach and drive, beautiful backline, fantastic temperament and incredible stamina. He is well muscled and is active in the field as well as the show ring. He is a Basset built to do what a Basset is bred to do.

Bred by H.L.M. SMITS || NETHERLANDS Owned by CLAUDIA ORLANDI, NIKET RELE & GUILLERMO GONZALEZ Shown exclusively by CANDY CARSWELL

W W W . T O P S F I E L D B A S S E T S . C O M

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OU R C U R R E N T S TA R

Multiple Best in Specialty Show Winning

Grand Champion TOPSFIELD-SANCHU POPPYCOCK

Pepe

He has it all—reach and drive, correct breed type, good proportion and balance, shoulders and angulation— rare to find in our breed today.

Bred by CLAUDIA ORLANDI, GUILLERMO GONZALEZ, SUE FRISCHMANN & NANCY RICHMOND Owned by CLAUDIA ORLANDI, NIKET RELE, GUILLERMO GONZALEZ, SUE FRISCHMANN & CLAIRE STEIDEL Handled by Breeder/Owner SUE FRISCHMANN

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Grand Champion NEUDORF’S Cool Hand Luke

b e s t i n show | r e s e rv e b e s t i n show w i nn i ng

O u r g r a t i t u d e & t h a n k s t o t h e r e s p e c t e d J u d g e s f o r a w a r d i n g L u c a s .

owned by FRANZ NEUWIRTH & CHRISTINE WHITMORE

handled by OSCAR QUIROS

assisted by CARLOS AVALOS

*ShowSigh t breed & al l breed s tat s as of 12/31/16

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LUCAS One No. G E R M A N W I R E H A I R E D P O I N T E R *

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B y nature, most show dogs are well traveled and accus- tomed to being around people. Many even enjoy schmoozing with spectators. These traits allow for easy community involve- ment and education about the joys of purebred dogs (and trained ones!). Here are some fun and easy ways to make your dogs a visible and valuable part of your community.

STORES & RESTAURANTS There are several stores and chains that allow dogs inside and on patios. As with public parks, these are great places to expose your dogs to different people and things and practice work- ing with distractions. Take advantage of these stores, with one caveat: know your dog and remember that people are watching. If he or she is petrified of linoleum floors, be prepared for a slow training session and make sure that everything you do both is kind and appears kind. If your dog is aggressive or gets weird about strangers in tight spaces, a store is probably not the best place to go. Restaurants with dog-friendly pati- os are a great opportunity to showcase your beautiful, well-behaved dog. Peo- ple are impressed when they see a dog laying calmly beneath the table and it is positive PR for all dogs. Patronizing these types of restaurants with well- behaved dogs encourages the restau- rants to continue welcoming canine guests and might make other restau- rants less hesitant to do the same.

and don’t let him or her go up to peo- ple that haven’t expressed interest.

TRAIN IN PUBLIC PLACES This doesn’t have to be a formal or involved thing. Just be out and about with your dog. Pretty much every town has public space of some sort, whether it is a park, green or square. My origi- nal hometown has a huge town park with a playground and sports fields and my current town has a central square by the town hall and courthouse with a gazebo and benches. Any place like this (as long as dogs are allowed) is a great spot to both practice with dis- tractions and showcase your dogs. A young puppy might just need some exercise and mental stimulation, while older dogs can work on stacking, gait- ing and obedience skills with other people and dogs milling around. As with any time you are out with your dog, be prepared for interest and questions (and don’t go to a busy spot if you aren’t in the mood—the idea is to give people positive experiences). “Leonberger” will need to be spelled a hundred times and you’ll have to explain that no, your parti Cockers are not twins. Have some fun facts about your dog, breed or whatever training/ skill you are going to be working on.

BE A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER

The simplest and easiest way to keep community members happy about dogs? Pick up after your dogs. Every time. If you are off your property, carry at least two bags with you. I also keep my dogs off people’s lawns if walk- ing through town. Public property is fair game for walking as long as there aren’t signs saying no dogs allowed, but we should all respect that homeown- ers may or may not be okay with dogs on their lawns, even if they have dogs themselves. (I certainly don’t like dogs of unknown vaccination and parasite status going in my yard.) Other ways to be a responsible dog owner are to know and respect your town’s dog-related laws, including leash laws. Keep your dog to yourself

PARADES & WALKATHONS

Most towns hold parades of some sort throughout the year and partici- pating can be a lot of fun. Local ken- nel and training clubs can march and bring a bunch of dogs or you can walk with a different group that you are

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I played baseball as kids, our teams used to march in the Memorial Day parade and my mom brought our Kuvasz pulling a cart with the team names on posterboard on the sides. Later my dog 4H club participated in some parades, where my Corgi pulled her little chariot (this is also a great way to sell raffle tickets—no one can say no to a Corgi pulling a cart!) I have also been in a St. Patrick’s Day parade with one of my Tervs supporting the local Humane Society—the downside to that was that people were disappointed when they found out she wasn’t avail- able for adoption, but I spun it by tell- ing them how any of the shelter dogs walking along with us could be trained to do the same tricks and skills. Fundraising walkathons are anoth- er opportunity to bring a dog or two, especially if the organization is related to dogs. Rescue and shelter walkathons are fairly common and most people are grateful for the support and donations. If you do encounter someone who is nasty about your intentionally bred dog being present, point out that breed clubs all have rescue programs to help take care of their own and provide funding and samples for health studies that benefit all dogs. If the person con- tinues to be rude, sweetly ask if they would prefer you make your donation elsewhere. I also know several people who have done Relay for Life with their canine cancer survivors or after losing a dog to cancer and we used to do our local Heart Run and Walk regularly. Parades and walkathons do require dogs that can stay calm in the pres- ence of crowds and potentially loud noises, but your dog does not have to be super outgoing. If your dog is more aloof, just politely tell people that he or she is working and needs to focus and offer to answer any questions they have about dogs or dog training. It is good for the public to be reminded that dogs have varying levels of extro- version, just like people. SCHOOL DEMOS Education about proper etiquette around dogs is sorely lacking. I was horrified at college by the number of times a group of girls would swarm around me and my Terv, squealing and shrieking as they excitedly reached to pet her—without asking. Luckily she is

a very confident bitch and enjoyed the attention after she got over the initial shock of the onslaught, but that is an unfair situation to put any dog in. The average person also has no understand- ing of dog body language and behav- ior and so misses signals that a dog is uncomfortable. Schools are always looking for after school programs, so try volunteering to do a talk on dog behavior. You can do it by yourself or with your local ken- nel club. There are plenty of posters and other materials available online and groups like the AKC and ASPCA will usually send free stuff that you can then give out to the kids. Along with photos and visual aids, bring a friendly dog for the kids to pet at the end. You can even quiz them on what signs your dog is giving that he or she wants to be petted. Sports demos are also very popu- lar, from tricks and obedience to agility and musical freestyle. Even basic skills are enough for a school demo—the kids don’t know what a polished performance looks like and will be impressed by anything you do. And bloopers are always popular! No matter what your dog does or doesn’t do, the kids, teachers and parents will be seeing a happy dog working with his person. THERAPY DOG WORK There are a variety of therapy dog organizations that certify therapy dogs and provide insurance coverage for therapy dog visits. This requires more formal training and dedication, because each dog will need to pass the test for your chosen organization and you will need to either set up visits yourself or go through an established group in your area. Different organizations have differ- ent requirements. I have had a couple dogs certified through Therapy Dogs International, which requires your dog to pass the certification once and then submit annual paperwork on where you have visited with up-to- date vaccination records. The Alliance of Therapy Dogs (previously Therapy Dogs Inc.) requires dogs to pass a cer- tification test and then do three super- vised therapy visits before being fully approved. Pet Partners (previously Delta Society—still accepts animals

in a wide range of species) requires recertification every two years to make sure that the animals are still suitable for therapy work. The plus to being involved with one of these orga- nizations is that it allows you and your dog to visit hospitals, nursing homes and schools—all places where people don’t normally have access to animals and really need the stress relief. If there is a college nearby, your kennel or training club may already be doing “de-stress” days around finals week each semester. These types of vis- its don’t usually require formal therapy dog status—just bring your friendly dog and let college students pet them and talk about their dogs back home while taking a break from studying. READING PROGRAMS Many schools are starting to jump on the various read-to-a-dog programs. Children who are struggling with read- ing are more relaxed around a dog because they don’t feel pressured to get every word exactly right. This is the perfect job for calm, older dogs that are content to sit next to the child and be petted while he or she reads aloud. One of the best-known programs is Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ ® ). This was launched by Inter- mountain Therapy Animals in Utah in 1999 and now has affiliate organiza- tions all over the US. Other therapy groups also have reading programs. Good luck at the shows, and have fun in your time off! “THE AVERAGE PERSON ALSO HAS NO UNDERSTANDING OF DOG BODY LANGUAGE AND BEHAVIOR AND SO MISSES SIGNALS THAT A DOG IS UNCOMFORTABLE.”

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Stella * ShowSight all breed stats

as of 12/31/16 Flash S T E L L A S P A R K L E S I N J A N U A R Y 3 G R O U P P L A C E M E N T S I N 4 S H O W S M U L T I P L E B E S T I N S H O W & R E S E R V E B E S T I N S H O W , A N D 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 76 • S how S ight M agazine , F ebruary 2017

a bred & owned by SUSAN BLEVENS

No. 1 bitch * No. 4 breed * PYRLESS & ASHBY SHE’S ALL THAT! B I S B I S S G C H P Y R L E S S NO - 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 America’s #2 Great Pyrenees for 2016 All-Breed *

presented by RICK KRIEGER, PHA & JENNY KRIEGER, PHA

co-bred by VALERIE SEELEY

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ON THE LINE CIRCUS KILLED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS

by BJ ANDREWS

I want to share something with you, a cold hard fact that affects your next show, your future and a major part of what makes you happy. This isn’t good news, it isn’t insight into genetics or canine health, it’s a glimpse into the future. It is the end of the circus elephants, Liberty Horses, high wire acts, every- thing under The Big Top, circus acts that have thrilled us for over 145 years. No more side shows, barkers, cotton candy or rides. Without elephants, the acknowledged main attraction, the cir- cus dies. The last-ever performance is this May. More than the end of the circus, it signifies the end of an era and our right to choose our values. PETA people will take time out from harassing dog breed- ers to celebrate their victory in ending the circus. Republican or Democrat or fiercely Independent, we are not a bunch of bleeding hearts with mush for brains and egos bigger than an ele- phant’s butt. Oh, ‘scuse me, I forgot you show so of course you have ego but you love your dogs and you love your coun- try and the freedom it affords us. This is your epiphany, your wake-up call. Don’t get so wrapped up in breed- ing and proving the quality of your hob- by that you don’t have time to defend your right to do that! Let your guard down and you are next! The circus saw it coming. In your browser, type “thedogpress.com circus elephants fight back.” In 2015 they won a $25 MILLION settlement from HSUS. But we, me and you, have too busy or blind to stop the animal rights movement. Wake up to what has just happened. You could be the circus. The end of an era of carefully created purebred dogs. Dog show attendance is waning. The pampered pooch, the purebred dog is

no longer a symbol of wealthy Ameri- cans. Yeah, it once was. Now you can buy them in any pet shop. Just like the Circus was an iconic symbol of Amer- ica’s family entertainment, ownership of a purebred dog meant you had good taste. Your well-bred dog was a predict- able comfort to you. Few of you reading this will remember the Great Depres- sion. But even then, the circus came. For a few hours, the animals and the wondrous acts and the circus clowns gave laughter and awestruck moments to children and their worried parents.

in the circus do with their lives? What would you do if suddenly there were no more dog shows, not even obedience or field trials? So think as you read this. We blink- ed. Even the chat lists and Facebook are on to other topics besides animal rights. But now your eyes are opened. You see that they are out there stronger than ever, feeding their ego by eating up your right to own animals. You remember when they threw blood on the fur coats of Westmin- ster attendees. Or was that before your time in dogs? Since then they’ve learned to work through the courts and public opinion. The end of the circus is a milestone and you missed it as all across America children (and adults) will miss the elephants with their ornate deco- rations and sparkling performers. The Animal “Rights” money-grubbers won’t give that a second thought as they rake in another million tax-free dollars this week. Yeah, this week. And with it they will buy more heart-breaking television ads but will one single animal benefit? Will your children and grandchil- dren benefit from never seeing an elephant perform? I have the right to ask that because those who know me well know that after my dogs, I love the elephant more than most people. I’m not stupid. I know “Jumbo” would rather be in the jungle than a circus ring or even at the elephant sanctuary in Florida. You’d rather be basking on a beach somewhere than doing your job but hey, that’s life. We’re coming into a new era politi- cally speaking. Perhaps there’s hope for life without Animal Rights activists, predators on society. It is up to us to bring human rights and Constitutional Rights back to being more important than “animal rights” which you and I know, was never about animals!

So my friends, stop and think. Are you glad PETA killed the circus? Have you subconsciously bought into the Animal Rights picture of the cir- cus? In the back of your mind you think PETA is right, the circus is cruel to ani- mals. See? You fell for the smidgen of truth used to kill an American tradition. Of course a tiger would rather be prowl- ing the jungle, hungry, than be caged, fat and contented. But you’d rather be on vacation than at work… Okay, you’re coming around. Now think about the people whose entire lives have been devoted to training and caring for the animals. Their hopes, dreams and their greatest love has been crushed. Anyone who has read the book or seen the movie Water For Elephants will understand. These are not cruel, heartless, uncaring people as the animal rights whackos would have you believe. Their lives are devot- ed to animals, from sunup to sundown. Seven days a week. What will those people, many of them born and raised

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