Showsight January 2023

© Bryan McNabb

GOLD GRAND CHAMPION PAINTABULL I’M THE PIED PIPER

© Bryan McNabb

GOLD GRAND CHAMPION PAINTABULL I’M THE PIED PIPER

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE NOHS BEST IN SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE RESERVE NOHS BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Sire: Crosscity’s Lone Ranger Dam: BISS GCH CH Unforgetabull Cream Elclair

BRED/OWNED BY: Phyllis Portera & Greg Rodgers

HANDLED BY: Greg Rodgers

BULLDOG

Pic D’Arlee Panache Panache AKC GCH PAN AMERICAN CH MEXICAN GCH MULTI BIS

MULTIPLE BIS PLACEMENT WINNER BEST PICARD IN MEXICO 2022 BEST HEARDING DOG IN MEXICO OR BEST DOG GROUP I 2022 WORLD WINNER 2022 AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN WINNER 2022 INTERNATIONAL CH. AMERICAN GCH MEXICAN CH & GRAND CH. BRASILIAN CH. CENTENARIO BRASIL CH. PANAM CH. INTERCONTINENTAL CH. IBEROAMERICAN CH. PARIS LATIN WINNER 2022

EL SALVADOR GRAND CHAMPION CUZCATLAN GRAND CHAMPION UNCACEN CHAMPION

SELECT BITCH SUNSHINE STATE HERDING GROUP ASSOCIATION SPECIALITY SHOW ORLANDO 2022 AWARD OF MERIT ROYAL CANIN CUP (NATIONALS, ORLANDO 2022)

BERGER PICARD

Finkel Panache IFC v2.indd 1

Number One Number Six AMONG ALL-BREEDS * Number One IRISH WATER SPANIEL BREED & ALL-BREED 2022 * (2ND YEAR IN A ROW) SPORTING DOG FOR 2022 *

“Quality Consistently Recognized and Rewarded”

“Top Grand Championship point winning dog in the history of the breed”

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*AKC stats as of 11/30/22

SPANIEL (IRISH WATER)

MBIS MRBIS NBISS MBISS GCHS CH POOLE’S IDE SARGEANT SLOANE CD RN MX MXJ MXF S loane

“Thank you to judge Dr. Sophia Kaluzniacki for recognizing Sloane in the best in show ring”

Owned by Stephanie O’Reilly and Gregory M. Siner Bred by Poole’s Ide - Gregory M. Siner and Samuel A. Jenio Presented by Joanne Thibault

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POINTER (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)

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*AKC STATS AS OF 12/31/22

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BRIARD

*AKC Stats as of 12/31/22

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*AKC STATS AS OF 11.30.22 SCOTTISH TERRIER

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ROTTWEILER

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*AKC STATS AS OF 11/30/22

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SCOTTISH TERRIER

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OUR SINCEREST APPRECIATION AND THANK YOU TO ALL JUDGES WHO HAVE RECOGNIZED ELLIE’S FINE TYPE AND QUALITY.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING HANDLER JOANNE FOR HER LOVE AND EXPERT HANDLING.

NBISS GCH CH SHOMBERG’S ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN 2021 GSPCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY CHAMPION GCH CH MI KARMA N SANDY CREEK ONE MAN BAND (BOWIE) CD BN RE JH DM DS CGC X CH SHOMBERG’S TOOMARVELOUS FOR WORDS (KEELY) RM SH GSPCA VC CGC

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POINTER (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)

OWNERS: EVAN TZANIS & DR. NIA TATSIS

BREEDERS: KAHLA ENNIS, SHARON DATTILIO, TINA M. CRAIG & BRENDA MAHONEY

HANDLER: JOANNE THIBAULT

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SAMOYED

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2022 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BEST OF BREED WINNER & NOHS BEST OF BREED WINNER

THANK YOU JUDGES MR. DAVID J. KIRKLAND AND MRS. DANELLE BROWN

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT WILL 2023 BRING US. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

OWNER: WENDY LEE MARGON

HANDLERS: STEPHEN CABRAL & EMILY MONTOYA

BREEDER: DR. GUIDOBONO CAVALCHINI BERGAMO, ITALY

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BERGAMASCO SHEEPDOG

GCH LORIANA DI VALLE SCRIVIA

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Ch Gribouille Des Falaises D'fort Les Bans X Ch Allstars I'm Kate Hudson At Bwk

Best Veteran All Breed in Mexico 2022 Best Hearding Group Veteran in Mexico 2022 World Winner 2021

Veteran World Winner 2022 Veteran European Winner 2022

Multi VBIS American Ch.

Mexican Grand Ch. Veteran Spain Ch. Veteran RSCE Winner 2022

Breeders Elizabeth G. Richards, Jacqueline Finkel & Carol Root Owner Jacqueline Finkel Handler Ethel Robles Vargas Veteran Madrid latin Winner 2022 Veteran Paris Latin Winner 2022

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BERGER PICARD

Novelli Design Am Ch Bwk’s

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BERGER PICARD

Amethyst

Owner Jacqueline Finkel

Breeders Elizabeth G. Richards, Jacqueline Finkel & Carol Root Handler Martin Egozcue

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Empire Bellagio

American Ch. Mexican Ch. El Salvador Ch. Uncacen Ch. Cuzcatlan Ch. Winner Male Multi group winner

Owner Jacqueline Finkel Bred by Jose Luis Payro Handler Martin Egozcue

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AFGHAN HOUND

Bellagio

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Joop

2nd Best Puppy all breeds in mexico 2022 Best in Sighthound Group 2022 Best Junior in Sighthound Group 2022 Best Puppy in Sighthound Group 2022 Multi Jr And Puppy BIS and BISS Americas and the Caribbean Winner 2022 Americas and the Caribbean Junior Winner 2022 Mexican Jr Ch. El Salvador Jr Ch Cuzcatlan Jr. Ch Uncacen Jr. Ch. Best Afghan of the Year 2022

Panamerican Jr Ch. Iberoamerican Jr. Ch. International Jr. Ch.

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AFGHAN HOUND

Owner Jacqueline Finkel Empire Joop

Breeder Jose Luis Payro

Handler Martin Egozcue

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AKC GCH & MEXICAN CH JCRV

Oh The Places You’ll Go V BWK

OWNED BY JACQUELINE FINKEL BREEDER LILA G. CRANDELL HANDLER MARTIN EGOZCUE

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FRENCH BULLDOG

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Dkj’s Princess Leia V Bwk Handler Ethel Robles Vargas Princess Le a Owned By Jacqueline Finkel Breeder Donna Walker

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KROMFOHRLÄNDER

Autumn International Show 2022 , Greece Winner 2 BOB, BJOB and 2 Junior CACIB

Junior World Winner 2022 Junior Spain Champion Junior RSCE Winner 2022 Junior Madrid Latin Winner 2022 Junior Italian Latin Winner 2022 Luxembourg Junior Ch. Greek Junior Ch. Italian Junior Ch. Junior Dutch Winner 2022

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BOXER

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JANUARY 2023 VOL. XXXI / NO. 1

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE NOHS BEST IN SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE RESERVE NOHS BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Sire: Crosscity’s Lone Ranger Dam: BISS GCH CH Unforgetabull Cream Elclair

BRED/OWNED BY: Phyllis Portera & Greg Rodgers

© Bryan McNabb

HANDLED BY: Greg Rodgers

GOLD GRAND CHAMPION PAINTABULL I’M THE PIED PIPER

BULLDOG

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Lepshi RBIS GCH LEPSHI VALENTE HARUS JH #1 BRACCO ITALIANO All Systems*

1 ST AKC GRAND CHAMPION 1 ST RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE SPORTING GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE SPORTING GROUP PLACING

Sire of Multiple AKC Champions, Sporting Group Placing Dogs, AKC Junior Hunters & NAVHDA NA Prized Dogs

*all systems as of 12/31/22

Owned by TIM MCGRAW, TONY & KRISTI LIBERTORE & JENELL TANONI-ZANOTTO Presented by RYAN WOLFE & NIKKI RYAN

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BRACCO ITALIANO

contents CONTRIBUTORS

120 132 142

42 76 82 88 96 100 112 114

Show Chairs Never Sit DR. DAWN SCHROEDER

Interview with Mary Strom ALLAN REZNIK

A Junior’s Journal ANJA GOCKE

Form Follows Function STEPHANIE SEABROOK HEDGEPATH

Handlers—Professional and Otherwise BILL STEBBINS

A Great End To A Challenging Year WALTER SOMMERFELT

S/He Loves My Dog CELESTE M. GONZALEZ

Lines From Linda LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

Epigentic Biomarkers of B Cell Lymphoma SHARON M. ALBRIGHT

Well, Here We Go Again ARLENE CZECH

The Bubble STEPHANIE HUNT-CROWLEY

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CHOW CHOW

contents FEATURES

170 266 272 274 278 292

AKC National Championship VARIOUS GUESTS

RING-READY

The Azawakh VARIOUS GUESTS

302 304 152 157 162 166 167

Goals: 90 Days to Your Dreams LEE WHITTIER

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog VARIOUS GUESTS

Getting Lucky in 2023 DAN SAYERS

The Swedish Vallhund VARIOUS GUESTS

The Successful ‘Newbie’ MOIRA TERRY

The Skye Terrier VARIOUS GUESTS

The Owner Handler VARIOUS GUESTS

The Komondor VARIOUS GUESTS

The Breeder/Owner Handler VARIOUS GUESTS

Upcoming Features

Index to Advertisers

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MBIS MBISS GCHG NORTHBAY XSELL THAT’S A WRAP DJ 2022 NATIONAL SPECIALTY BEST OF BREED

1

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

*AKC breed stats as of 11/30/22

Thank you to all of the judges that have awarded our special girl! It has been an incredible year!

Proudly Owned By Bette Evans Presented By Jessica Plourde Bred By Heather Herron & Heather Sells

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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

MARY STROM

BREEDER INTERVIEW BY ALLAN REZNIK SNOW WIND PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS

Where did you grow up? Do you come from a doggy family? And if not, how did your interest in breeding and showing purebred dogs begin? I grew up in Raleigh Hills, a suburb just outside of Portland, Oregon, although I was born in Crescent City, California. My fam- ily had always had dogs, primarily Poodles; everything from Miniatures to Standards. My interest growing up was horses, and I spent most of my time at the barn or at horse shows all around the state of Oregon. In my teens my mother decided to pur- chase a Sporting dog for my father. She was hopeful that a Sporting dog would be a great hobby for him. She bought an Irish Setter from Jay and Kelly Zirkle, who were well-known Irish Setter breeders out of Cre- swell, Oregon. My father named his Irish Setter puppy Travis Frances Oshay, a good Irish-sounding name. His registered name was Dunbrook’s Devonaire. We kept Travis until he was a year old—he was a handful

and had lots of wanderlust. I remember chasing him all over the neighborhood as he had zero- to-little in the way of recall. It was nose to the ground, and away he went. It would take me hours to round him back up and get him home. The Zirkles came up to see how Travis had matured, and they were very impressed. They asked to take him back, and we agreed that it was probably best for the dog. Travis went on to become an AKC champion and the sire of several litters. That was my family’s first experi- ence with an AKC show dog, but it would not be the last. With four years of college, marriage, and raising two children, along with lots of mov- ing from place to place, it was quite some time before I came back to dogs. When we moved to Minnesota, I fell in love with Jack Russells and thought they would be the perfect dog for my children and the farm. The only problem—they were extremely hard to find. They had become the darling dog of the horsey set, and there were very few breeders at the time. My sister had

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*AKC BREED STATS AS OF 10/31/22

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SPANIEL (COCKER) BLACK

setting the

gold standard

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SLOUGHI

CHAMPION ALMABOUBIN AAFIQ INT. CH AND AM. CH QALB ELASSAD BAGIR EL QAMAR X CH KAMEA MAHANAJIM

BRED BY NANCY LOVELADY

OWNED & LOVED BY KIM BROWN AND NANCY LOVELADY

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TOP 20 2022 * *AKC STATS 2022 french bulldog

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FRENCH BULLDOG

Loki

GCHB Fleetfire Nova Heart Loki of Mischief

BREEDERS/OWNERS: MARY SCHROEDER AND IVANOWA ORAN HANDLERS: ALVIN (BEEP) LEE JR. AND SHARI LEE HANDLE WITH CARE, LLC

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*AKC STATS AS OF 12/31/22

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GREAT PYRENEES

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FROM THE STANDARD “IDEALLY, HEIGHT AT WITHERS IS 9 TO 10-1/2 INCHES; BUT, NOT LESS THAN 8 INCHES NOR MORE THAN 11 INCHES.IDEALLY, WEIGHT OF MATURE DOGS, 9 TO 16 POUNDS.”

OWNERS: LESLIE LEFAVE & L SARAH LAWRENCE

BREEDER: PAPITCHAYA SUKONOI

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SHIH TZU

INTERNATIONAL & AKC GCHB CH HEARTY’S WONDER BOY

2022 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1ST AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER Thank you Judge Mr. Charles L. Olvis

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OUR APPRECIATION TO JUDGES MR. TOM DAVIES & MR. ROBERT E. HUTTON Reserve Best In Show Winning, Multiple Group Winning & Multiple MBISS Winning

Handled by Candy Carswell, Bred by Judith L. Tuck Owned by Claudia Orlandi, Guillermo Gonzalez (4706 Monkton Road, New Haven, VT | 802-238-2370) & Judy Tuck (28 Preble Road, Bowdoinham, ME | 207-522-6358)

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BASSET HOUND

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GCHP Topsfield-Sanchu Poppycock x GCH Coverhill-Topsfield All In The Family of Sanchu

Basset Bitch *

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*AKC Stats as of 11/30/2022

GCH REGALE’S CASINO ROYAL DEFINITELY A WINNER ROULETTE

GCH REGALE’S RIGHT ON TIME ROLEX

# 2

**AKC breed stats as of 8/31/22 BEAUCERON BREED **

© ROBERTS PHOTOS

BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES AT THE BEAUCERON NATIONAL SPECIALTY GROUP 3 UNDER JUDGE MRS. DANELLE BROWN BEST JUNIOR HANDLER WITH HER TEAMMATE, CARMEN WILLARD

CHAMPION AT 8 MONTHS FROM BRED-BY CLASS GROUP 3 AT 10 MONTHS OF AGE UNDER JUDGE MR. AL BIANCHI GRAND CHAMPION BEFORE HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER GROUP 3 UNDER JUDGE MRS. SULIE GREENDALE-PAVEZA 2022 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB SELECT DOG WINNER IN HIS FIRST WKC SHOW

OWNED BY KAREN MULLER, TONY CARTER & CARMEN WILLARD PRESENTED BY AMIE MCLAUGHLIN & CARMEN WILLARD BRED BY KAREN MULLER

OWNED, SHOWN & BRED BY KAREN MULLER

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BEAUCERON

FCI International Champion | Puerto Rican Grand Champion | Latin American Champion | Pan American Champion | Canadian Champion MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW, MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW & MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOW WINNING

GCHP MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER CGCA TKA RATN TT CA RN CGCU

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

Going back to Cape Cod, where it all began!

2018 National Specialty Thank You Judge Mrs. Murrel Purkhiser 2019 National Specialty Thank You Judge Ms. Joyce Vanek 2021 National Specialty Thank You Judge Mr. James S. Albrecht

2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 *AKC stats as of 8/31/22 BREED * & ALL BREED * # 1

4 X WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB WINNER

3 X NATIONAL SPECIALTY WINNER

PRESENTED BY TONY CARTER AND AMIE MCLAUGHLIN BRED BY KARLA DAVIS OWNED BY KAREN MULLER Maîtrise is likened to a fine wine, just getting better with age, which is why it will be hard to retire her this year. She has accomplished so much. She had an awesome litter, one dog nicer than the next. Two have gone on to Grand Champion at a young age. Maîtrise is an awesome mom, and we are looking forward to her next and last litter making room for the legacy to continue, Gideon (Sire), Maîtrise, Rolex, Roulette and beyond...

VISIT US AT THE BEAUCERON NATIONAL

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NEDERLANDSE KOOIKERHONDJE

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Thank you judges

Best In Show MRS. LINDA HURLEBAUS OH Best In Show MR. JOHNNY SHOEMAKER Reserve Best in Show MR. JOHNNY SHOEMAKER OH Reserve Best in Show MR. JERRY WATSON

OWNED & PRESENTED BY MARIA FRANKLIN STARFIRE GOLDENS

BRED BY DARLEEN HARMON & DONNA THOMPSON

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RETRIEVER (GOLDEN)

BIS RBIS MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING BISOH RBISOH CH HUNTLEIGH’S R U READY STARFIRE

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INTERVIEW: MARY STROM, SNOW WIND PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS

BIS BISS GRCH Gold Snow Winds Masked Bandit (Age 7 Years) (BIS Brillwood Dress Blues x CH Sundaywoods Helen Wheels)

BISS CH Heythrop Trailblazer, bred by Roger and Linda Bigland of Evesham, England. The Number One Parson in the first year of recognition (2000), owned by Mary Strom.

friends in England and one of her friends was able to find us a half-Parson/half-Rus- sell Terrier. We ended up importing her from England, albeit she was not Kennel Club registered. My children named her Jackie, and they adored her. Her only bad habit was chasing the horses and biting their heels, and that turned out to be her demise. My Arab mare, who was weary of the heel biting, finally kicked Jackie hard, launched her at least 25 feet, and she was unconscious when we picked her up. My children thought she was dead and they carried her into the house and covered her with a warm blanket. Then, after about 10 minutes, she popped up, ready to go after that horse one more time. She lived anoth- er few months, and died on Christmas Eve of an aneurysm. So, back to England I went to try and find another Jackie, knowing that it was very unlikely. What I did find was a reg- istered Parson Jack Russell Terrier named Croxlea Jigsaw, or Spotty. Spotty was in whelp, and while I really knew nothing about properly raising a litter of puppies, I thought it would be a wonderful adven- ture. Oh my, after one litter of Parson pup- pies I was hooked. The kids loved raising the puppies, and I began to study more about the breed and its lineage. Finding other breeders in my area was difficult. We lived in Minnesota at the time and this was before the Parson was AKC recognized.

I quickly ended up with four Parson Jack Russells that loved all the natural hunting on the farm. I remember walking out the door to find my four Parsons surrounding a woodchuck, each taking turns attacking it. The poor woodchuck did not stand a chance and it was “game over,” with the woodchuck being the loser. We ended up leaving Minnesota and moving back to the Northwest, settling into a suburb of Spokane, Washington. At the time of our move I had six Parsons and a very sweet mixed-breed farm dog. While in Minnesota, I had become a member of the JRTAA which was seeking to gain AKC recognition of the Parson Jack Rus- sell Terrier, although most all of the mem- bers in the JRTAA were located on the East Coast. AKC recognition of the Parson Russell Terrier was achieved on January 1, 1998; 2,019 dogs went from the Founda- tion Stock Service into the American Ken- nel Club main registry. Showing in AKC shows began in April of 1998. Who were your mentors in the sport? Please elaborate on their influence? My mentor in all things Parson Rus- sell was Sheila Atter, who had the Ridley prefix in Parson Russells and also Cesky Terriers. Sheila was a wealth of informa- tion on Parson pedigrees and building a breeding program; she had built a very successful breeding program herself and her dogs were not only show winners but

BISS GRCH Snow Winds Churchill (CH Snow Winds Full Circle ROM x

BISS CH Snow Winds Best Kept Secret ROM) Portuguese Champion & Group Winning Parson

Eight-Week-Old Puppies (CH Ridley Rifleman x Snow Winds Ivy)

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CH Shang

GCH Tia

CH Jade

GCH Wu Me

GCH Jia

GCH Lng Lng

GCHG CH SUNRISE DRAGON FORSE OF NATURE “As you think, so shall you become.”

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PEKINGESE

MARIE FORSELL & RICK BERNIER

GOING FOR GOLD! Achieved the last show of 2022!

NUMBER ONE BREED 2022 *

#10 ALL BREED * Thank you to all the Judges who helped us get here, and Group judges who believed we were worthy.

*AKC stats as of 12/31/22

Thank you judges Betty Nelson Pollock, Jean Nelson and Carolyn Taylor, (Not Pictured Caralyn A. Herbel, Claudia Seaberg, Gloria Kerr, Richard Miller, Linda Hurlebaus, Nancy D. Simmons, Elizabeth Muthard and Tempest Deptuch)

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breed*

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING MULTIPLE GROUP PLACING 2022 GSP NATIONAL SPECIALTY BOS WINNER 2022 NATIONAL SPECIALTY IN TOP 25, 1ST RUNNER UP & BEST OWNER HANDLED

THANK YOU JUDGES MS. ALANA FERGUSON AND MRS. JULIE FYNMORE FOR THESE SPECIAL WINS!

*AKC STATS AS OF 11/30/22

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER || MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING || MULTIPLE GROUP PLACING

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POINTER (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)

gold grand champion HALESTORM-SUMA THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE CGC FDC ATT CA BCAT TKN

“THE GREATER YOUR STORM, THE BRIGHTER YOUR RAINBOW” WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT WILL 2023 BRING US.

BREEDERS: CHRISTY HALE & JESSICA KALUPA || OWNER HANDLER: CHRISTY HALE

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INTERVIEW: MARY STROM, SNOW WIND PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS

also wonderful companions. The bloodlines she developed can still be found in many of today’s Parson Russells. Sheila was instrumental in gaining Kennel Club recognition for the Parson Russell. I was lucky enough to own one of her dogs, Ridley Rifleman, aka Perkins. Sheila also helped me to find a very promising young puppy named Heythrop Trailblazer, bred by Roger and Linda Bigland of Evesham, Worchester, England. I brought Trailblazer home at four months of age and he lived up to his name. A true trailblazer, he was the No. 1 Parson in Breed and All-Breed points the first year of showing in AKC. He was also a Junior World Winner. He went on to sire numer- ous litters, both in the United States and in Europe. With Sheila’s help I was asked to be the editor of a book about the Parsons, and also the Russell Terriers, titled the Ultimate Jack Rus- sell Terrier , published in 1999 by Ringpress Books out of England. I had lots of help with the book from longtime breeder Paul Ross (Blencathra), Dorothea Penizek, Pam Simmons (Corn Row), Cindi Stumm (Aristes), and John Valentine, to name a few. It was a fabu- lous opportunity to learn more about the breed, as well as providing a foundational platform of information to those new people inter- ested in all aspects of the breed—from its development, to grooming, and even art history. Through Sheila, I met many of the English Parson Russell Terrier breeders. Barry Jones, who was a true, old-fashioned terrier man and bred under the affix of Heliwar, was one of the most colorful. Barry lived just outside of Birmingham and ran a pest control business. He had Parson Russells, as well as Lurchers and ferrets. He spoke both Welsh and English. We had many interesting conversations about the Parsons; I purchased and imported several of his dogs over the years. All were excellent, natural hunters in addition to having great coats, excellent movement, and wonderful dispositions. My last, and probably best-known mentor here in the United States, was Pat Hastings. She taught me how to look more critically at my puppies and breeding stock. Even if we were evaluating my very favorite puppy, I was learning to be objective and look at how that puppy might or might not fit into my breeding program. Over the years Pat became my mentor in all things having to do with dogs, dog shows, and advertising—we became very good friends. Bob Hastings, her husband, was also a great teacher and he had incredible hands on a dog. I ended up helping Pat with her books, even doing some photography for her. Sadly, many of my mentors, including Pat, are now gone. What breeding philosophies do you adhere to? My feeling has always been that the art of breeding is meant to improve breeding stock. That goal is a part of the AKC mission state- ment. No matter how lovely the structure and type are, a show dog’s career lasts only a few short years and the dog still has to fulfill the purpose of being a quality companion. So, I prioritize temperament, trainability, and breed type at the top of my list. As most breeders understand, movement is a subjective issue. Not everyone agrees on what good movement is and is not. But in the beginning and in the end, it all goes back to the breed standard: it is the roadmap we breeders should follow. I believe that everything begins in the whelping box. What a puppy is to become depends greatly on that early beginning they receive. We give all of our puppies a variety of early stimuli. One of

BISS CH Snow Winds Best Kept Secret ROM (CH Snow Winds Happy Hooligan x Morningstar Ristra), a Trailblazer granddaughter.

BISS CH Heythrop Trailblazer (Heythrop Tweed x Heythrop Trouble), bred by Roger and Linda Bigland.

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SILVER GRAND CHAMPION 2023 OES CHECKLIST FOR BREED REQUIREMENTS BCAT, IT, FDC CH LORIEN THE PORTRAIT

This dog is the portrait of a breeders choice and after all that is what dog shows should be all about.

RALPH’S BREED CHARACTERISTICS: • Body: Strong, thick set, stout. Square. • Head: Square capacious, well defined stop.

• Muzzle: Fairly long, strong, truncated, excellent under jaw. • Bite: Level, scissors-okay, aged level. • Neck: Fairly long, arched, blends well into clean shoulders. • Outline: Balanced, chest below the elbows, deep, plenty of spring of rib. • Topline: Very correct, stout, rounded correctly, lovely croup. • Hindquarter: Strong, thick hams,

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short hocks, good angles to match front. • Movement: Balanced, sidegait elastic, clean coming and going, correct herding speed. • Coat texture: Harsh with correct quality. • Temperament: Calm and intelligent.

Breeders/Owners Linda Barchenger & Ronald Randall Co Breeder Dianne Rowland Shown by Breeder Lita Long

WATCH FOR RALPH AT NORTHWEST SHOWS

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OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG

GCHS MIKA TAKE ME TO THE TOP LISWYN AT LEGACY, CGC, TKN

Beautifully Presented by: Robert Chaffin Owned by: Cindy Ryder Bred and Co-Owned by: Kathy Sutton, DVM and Lisa Leffingwell Photos by: Cathy Sheeter

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BELGIAN SHEEPDOG

Summit MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING MULTIPLE GROUP PLACING Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to all the judges who have awarded Summit’s fine type and quality. We look forward to continued success in 2023.

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INTERVIEW: MARY STROM, SNOW WIND PARSON RUSSELL TERRIERS

“It used to be rare that a Parson would earn a Best in Show or Reserve Best in Show; however, now there are several top-winning Parsons that have earned Bests in Show and Reserve Bests in Show. The breed has definitely come a long way since gaining AKC recognition.”

SBIS CH Snow Winds Churchill was bred by me; a specialty winner as well as a Terrier Group winner. He lived in Portugal for a short time where he became a Portuguese champion. After return- ing from Portugal, Churchill hit the show ring again at seven years of age and he made it into the Top 20 as a veteran. BIS GCH Snow Winds Masked Bandit (Zorro) was my first Best in Show winner and a multiple Reserve Best in Show winner. He was sired by GCH Brillwood Dress Blues, who I showed to Best of Breed at the National Specialty. GCH Snow Winds Batteries Not Included (Copper Top) was also sired by GCH Brillwood Dress Blues. Copper Top earned his Canadian and German championships, as well as being a Terrier Group winner. Copper Top now resides in Germany. Please comment positively on your breed’s present condition and what trends might bear watching. When I first started in Parsons some 30-plus years ago, there were so many different types in the ring. The lack of consistency was one of the complaints that I heard from many judges at the time. However, I believe the breed has made significant strides toward more uniformity in both breed type and size. Movement has also improved greatly. It used to be rare that a Parson would earn a Best in Show or Reserve Best in Show; however, now there are several top-winning Parsons that have earned Bests in Show and Reserve Bests in Show. The breed has definitely come a long way since gaining AKC recognition. One trend that bears watching is that the Parson breed stan- dard states that the breed should have almond eyes, and I do see many round eyes currently. While it may be a small detail, almond eyes are still a breed characteristic and one that is desirable in a working breed. Almond eyes serve as more protection for a working dog, and more than 21 different breeds call for an almond eye in their breed standard. Over the years, temperaments have been variable, which is a concerning trend. It’s one of the reasons our standard is very clear about temperament—so much so that “overt aggression toward another dog” is listed as a disqualification. Parsons should never be quarrelsome, and are to be bold and friendly, athletic and clever. In the last few years, we have had a few dogs excused for issues of temperament. For that reason, I believe that the temperaments that are being bred, and breed socialization as a whole, do bear watch- ing as we go forward.

the Parson and Border puppies’ favorite toys is a simple, round bal- ance board that they are constantly practicing on. As they mature, we give them more and more challenging objects, tunnels, tram- polines, skateboards, slides, soft stairs, and a large variety of toys. We invite lots of friends and family to play and socialize with the puppies, especially young children. Because I live in Montana, we have heated floors in the ken- nel, a full kitchen, half bath, and large kennels with what I call little “cabanas” for our adult dogs. All of the dogs are crate trained and litter box trained; however, they like their little doggie cabanas at night. Feeding is tailored to each dog individually. I am a big believer in supplements; Vitamin C, Cosequin, and dried pump- kin. I am a dedicated Purina Pro Plan breeder. I am not a big believer in puppy formulas, especially for Terrier puppies that tend to mature quickly. I look at myself as a “boutique” sort of kennel. We normally have between 10 and 12 adult dogs. We try not to have more than two litters of puppies at a time. Even one litter of puppies is a lot of work; however, two litters is the maximum that I feel we can raise successfully. By the term “we” I refer to myself and my kennel manager, Dawn Koretko-Bradford. Dawn is a licensed Veterinary Tech, a Registered Nurse, and a Purina Professional Groomer. Dawn is an integral part of the breeding program as she takes awe- some care of the dogs and puppies when I am away. Dawn lives on the property with me, so she sees and cares for the dogs on a day-to-day basis. She often takes the dogs for long hikes or running several miles. Sometimes going backwards and picking up the older blood- lines can actually be a way of moving forward, and so lately I have been using frozen semen from dogs that I had collected as long as 20 years ago. Going back and picking up these older bloodlines again can open up pedigrees for other breeders, as well as myself. Who were/are some of your most significant Parsons, both in the whelping box and in the show ring? SBIS CH Heythrop Trailblazer was probably my first true special. He won several Terrier Group Firsts and was High Point in Breed points and All-Breed points, plus winning several Par- son Russell Terrier specialties in the year 2000. He was a PRTAA Breeder Register of Merit dog, which is awarded to dogs that sire 15 or more champions. Trailblazer lived out the balance of his life in Finland, where he continued to sire more litters.

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GCH CH Sang Real’s Fortune Favors the Brave ATT CGC COOPER

Lovingly Handled By Debra Mattingly Owned By Laura Frey and David Massey Bred by David and Cindy Massey

Thank you to Judge Nancy Simmons for Group 1st

Best Of Winners 2022 FBDCA National Judge Dr. Lori Hunt National Sweeps Winner Judge Susan Cooper

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FRENCH BULLDOG

and only AKC Champion among all breeds to earn a Master Hunter and AKC Scent Work Detective title 1 st

1st of only two dogs in the world, of any breed, to have a MH and SWD 1st & only Double Master in the Clumber Spaniel breed

Expertly presented by Laura King under whom Jackson ranked in the breed’s top 10 and 20 for all of 2016 with less than 5 showings. https://oatlands.us/jackson/

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SPANIEL (CLUMBER)

The most performance titled Clumber Spaniel ever- with more breed firsts than

any Clumber Spaniel in the breed’s history.

CH CEARIG MILLSTREAM TAKE KOMMAND MH, SHA, WD, SWM, SCME, RATN, CGC, NW3, NW3-E, SWD, NW3-I, JH, NW3-V

Bred by the late Judy Rickey (Cearig) and Catherine Mills (Millstream). Owned by R. Tamara de Silva and Shelley A. Miller

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“With the increasing

amount of rules and regulations, it is not surprising that we have lost breeders in the process.”

Snow Winds Amazing Grace - 7 weeks old. (Outfoxed Sneek A Peek x Snow Winds Blast from the Past) Grace is a second generation puppy from a frozen semen breeding. Her mother was sired by BISS CH Heythrop Trailblazer (Bromo).

The sport has changed greatly since you first began as a breeder- exhibitor. What are your thoughts on the state of the fancy and the declining number of breeders? How do we encourage newcomers to join us and remain in the sport? In the early years, 2000 to 2010, majors were relatively easy to find. But as the years have gone by, we have lost a great many of our foundation breeders. We are now on the low-entry list, as are many of the Terrier breeds. Terriers being what they are, none are what I would call “easy” to groom. Mentors for grooming are not easy to find. In fact, anyone wanting to even keep their pet dog in coat has a struggle to find a groomer who will hand strip a dog. Veterinary costs have escalated greatly—a Caesarean section that used to cost $500-$600 is now well over $1,000.00 in many areas. Then there are the state and county rules for breeders. In look- ing at homes and farms here in Montana, I was very surprised about how many HOAs expressly prohibit dog breeding. When I lived in Oregon, it was just as challenging. I had to jump over many expensive hurdles to get a kennel license. I paid $600.00 a year to the county and had numerous inspections. I paid $10,000 to get my farm declared as “low value” farmland because the State of Oregon at that time prohibited breeding dogs on high value farmland. The State of Oregon also demanded septic capacity for the 20 dogs I was allowed to have, even though we did not dispose of dog waste via a septic system. We had six septic risers in the front of my barn, far more septic capacity than would ever have been needed. With the increasing amount of rules and regulations, it is not surprising that we have lost breeders in the process. Your land is no longer your land to do with whatever you desire.

As to increasing the interest in breeding, I believe that it will take many more people willing to mentor and work closely with new people coming into the sport. Where do you see your breeding program in the next decade or two? I do see myself continuing to breed dogs, but on a smaller scale. I still thoroughly enjoy raising the puppies, socializing them, and watching them grow. I do a limited amount of judging, as I am currently approved for only five breeds. Currently, I am working on crafting an illustrated standard for the Parson Russell, with the help of the PRTAA Judges Education Committee. As anyone who has ever worked on an illustrated standard knows, it is a very long process and I estimate it will take at least another year to com- plete. I give Parson Russell Judges Education seminars and have an upcoming seminar in Arizona this spring. I am also an approved breed mentor for the Border Terrier Club of America. The combi- nation keeps me busy, even with a smaller-scale breeding program. Finally, tell us a little about Mary outside of dogs... your occupa- tion, your hobbies. I currently live in Kalispell, Montana, and am retired. I own three horses, George, Rocky, and Rhett, and (weather permitting) my partner and I love to go trail riding. I also enjoy starting a gar- den every spring, though our growing season is a little short here in Montana. So, the next step is building a greenhouse. In the winter, there is cross-country skiing, hiking, knitting, and lots of read- ing. I train at the gym twice a week at minimum, and that keeps me in shape to be as physically active as I am. I belong to a local wine guild, so there are always educational get togethers to enjoy. The towns of Whitefish and Kalispell offer a never-ending variety of events to participate in. As I write this, the Holiday Stroll that kicks off the winter festivities will soon be taking place.

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FRENCH BULLDOG

Form Follows FUNCTION BY STEPHANIE SEABROOK HEDGEPATH

UP AND DOWN AND ALL AROUND

I was recently asked to further explain the importance of energy conservation in canine movement and delve more into vertical and horizontal movement. In the simplest of terms, vertical means up and down (perpendicular or at right angles to the plane of the baseline), and lateral means towards the side of the body or even outside of the body; spe- cifically, going away from the medial line. The best way to determine the structure and condition of a dog is to observe the dog in motion from the side. A dog in top condition with firm muscles will present the most valid proof of structure. Dogs that are flabby or weak will show some of the basics but will have wasted motion even if the dog’s structure is excellent. One can compare the skeletal structure of a dog to a blueprint for a building. The basics are there, but one must con- sider much more before you have a complete picture of the dog. Before going much further, we should learn a bit about some of the directional terms used when discussing canine anatomy. The principal planes of motion for dogs are as follows: • The sagittal or median sagittal plane divides the dog into right and left portions. • The dorsal plane divides the dog into ventral (towards the belly) and dorsal (towards the back) portions. • The transverse plane divides the body into cranial (towards the head end) and caudal (towards the tail end of the body) portions. See Figure 1.

Figure 1. Directional Terms in Dog Anatomy

Motion may occur in any of the three planes of motion or some combination. We will mainly be concerned with the median (or sagittal) plane that divides the dog into right and left portions. The dashed line shown in Figure 2 (centerline or midline) divides the dog into right and left portions (median plane). Lateral indicates the side or outside, and specifically, it denotes a position away from the median plane or midline of the body.

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GCH CH SHANNARA’S DANCES WITH STORMY HEART’S DESIRE CGCA, CGCU, RATN, ATT

Siberian Husky 2023 NOHS *

SIBIFOX SIBERIANS

2022 Siberian Husky Dog with limited showing * *AKC NOHS stats as of 12/31/22

is taking 2023 by

Proudly Owned & Handled by BRANDIE PERKINS

Bred by MARK & LYNDA GARNER

© Terry Davis

Look out for

in 2023!

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SIBERIAN HUSKY

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: UP AND DOWN AND ALL AROUND

Figure 2. The Medial Line from Above

VERTICAL MOTION You want to see a seemingly effortless, smooth forward motion when a dog moves at a trot. In most breeds, the dog’s topline should look the same when standing and in motion. (See Figure 3.) The topline should be “quiet” in that the observer sees no up and down motion, referred to as “vertical” motion. If this dog bounces over the withers when in motion, it is pouring much of its energy into vertical instead of forward motion. Robert L. Vandiver, a fellow South Carolinian and judge, took an engi- neer’s approach to describe a bouncing topline. It is the best explanation I have ever encountered concerning this common fault. With his permission, I will quote from his article, “Doberman On The Move.” Mr. Vandiver’s comments are concerning the Doberman Pinscher, but they are relative to all breeds even though the measurements may vary: “ A Doberman that bounces over the withers has a serious handicap. Let’s try to quantify the effects of a bouncing front due to a combination of structural deviations. If a male Doberman has a stride of 28 inches at the trot (2,263 steps per mile), and the withers move up and down 1/2 inch with each step, then the dog’s front will expend the energy equivalent of lifting it 94 feet while traveling that mile. Since the dog’s front is about 60% of the dog’s total weight, then the dog would have expended 60% of the energy to raise his entire body the 94 feet. In other words, after trotting for a mile, the dog will have also expended the energy equivalent to climbing a 6-story building (60% of the 94 feet). The extra work expended in an hour of trotting (typically at 5 miles per hour) would be the equivalent of climbing 30 stories. After a day’s work, this dog will be far more exhausted than one that moves without bounce over the withers. ” You may find Mr. Vandiver’s entire article on movement in the Dober- man on his website, http://misteldobermans.com, under the “other informa- tion” button. I would urge you to read this article no matter which breed you may have. The red rectangle shown in Figure 5 seems like such a small amount that it is hard to realize how it can cause many problems for a dog. This bouncing action is usually caused by an upright shoulder that restricts the forefoot’s reach. The driving force of a well-angled rear assembly acts much as the pile driver that is used to drive a support into the ground. Any motion that draws attention to one part of the body (such as bouncing over the withers) signals that the dog is out of balance in some area of its structure.

Figure 3. Medial Axis (Center or Midline) of the Body from the Front

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GCHB CH TESSIER WYNTUK RED-E TO REIGN

# 1 ALL SYSTEMS * *ALL SYSTEMS 2022*

Owned by MARILYN SOLVASON MARIBLU SANDY MESMER TESSIER ANGELA SMITH-TILOT BLACKRANGE

Handled by ANGELA SMITH, Saginaw Michigan

Bred by SANDY MESMER & KAREN HUEY

CHIC #164841

THANK YOU JUDGE EUGENE BLAKE

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SILKY TERRIER

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: UP AND DOWN AND ALL AROUND

“The most significant problem with vertical motion over the withers is that this constant stress on the shoulder assembly of the dog will eventually cause the dog to break down in front.”

The most significant problem with vertical motion over the withers is that this constant stress on the shoul- der assembly of the dog will eventu- ally cause the dog to break down in front. How many of you have watched a Veteran Class at a National Specialty and noted that some of the dogs that were top winners in their day seemed to be high in the rear—and your rec- ollections of this dog were that there was no evidence of this fault. The dog is not high in the rear. The dog most often breaks down in the front, sag- ging down at the wither, giving the illusion of being high in the rear. Vertical motion can also be observed below the dorsal plane in the motion of the legs. Faults observed in the movement of the legs are an attempt by the dog to put itself in some semblance of balance so that its footfall (when each foot strikes the ground in the typical sequence of a trot) lands without the interfer- ence of the feet and legs with each other as they move forward. The most common example of this is when the dog is upright in shoulder, but with a correctly angled rear assembly. The dog can lift the front legs higher (ver- tical motion), or the feet can form a circular motion such as paddling or winging (lateral motion) to keep the front feet in the air (wasting time) long enough for the rear assembly to finish the driving and follow-through action, which propels the dog for- ward. Another method to balance the foot timing can be achieved by kick- ing up the hind leg far beyond what is needed to drive the dog forward. LATERAL MOTION Any lateral motion in the dog is another significant waste of energy. The body can sway laterally from side to side with a rolling motion in the front or rear of the animal. This action can be due to many different reasons. Sidewinding is also some- what of a lateral motion, as can be a rolling in the hindquarters. For most breeds, any lateral movement is a waste of energy and can lead to an eventual physical breakdown.

Figure 4. Australian Cattle Dog with Correct, Balanced Side Gait

Figure 5. The red rectangle approximates a one-half-inch rise.

The dilemma for most of us is that there are so many different compensatory actions for an unbalanced dog to take, often for the same mechanical problem, that it can be quite confusing to determine precisely why the dog is doing so. For any questions or comments, please contact via email: jimanie@welshcorgi.com .

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MULTIPLE GROUP WINS AND PLACEMENTS BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX AKC NATIONAL 2022

GCHG SHIRA YURI AMYTHEST IRIS

# 1 *AKC BREED STATS AS OF 11/30/22 BICHON BREED *

Handled by Oscar Quiros

Bred & Owned by Janet Hartmann, jyhartmann@hotmail.com

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BICHON FRISE

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