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G E O R G I A B R O W N CJ’s Sweet

we sincerely appreciate J U DG E M S . E L I Z A B E T H MU T H A R D F O R R E C OG N I Z I N G G E O R G I A W I T H T H I S B E A U T I F U L G R O U P W I N !

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owned by JEANNE & CHARLES HURTY AND LYNNE & MARK FLORIAN bred by THE HURTYS presented by GREG STRONG, AKC REG’D, (410) 822-2187

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DUNHILL WILL I AM

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

OWNED BY ANNA MARIE YURA

BRED & CO-OWNED BY RAY HARRINGTON

EXCLUSIVELY PRESENTED BY JAMES BETTIS

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NUMBER ONE All Systems 2 0 1 6 & 2 0 1 7 *

TOP TWENTY Herding **

Owned by JOYCE ROWLAND & LAURIE YOUMANS Bred by JOYCE ROWLAND, LAURIE YOUMANS & MARTY YOUMANS GRIFFITH

type, temperament & balance. GRAND CHAMP I ON R E N E GAD E S PAY ’ N I T F ORWARD A T DAWN H E I R H S A s

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KENNEL CLUB OF THE CALIFORNIA SIERRA SUNDAY, MAY 28 TH , 2017

GROUP ONE | MR. NATHANIEL HORN RESERVE BEST IN SHOW | MRS. TERRY CARTER

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Owned by Keith & Cheryl Robbins Bonnie Wagaman Deborah Caywood Bred by Bonnie Wagaman Cinnibon Boxers & Nicole Manna Handled by Michael Shepherd

Assisted by Dottie James

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MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW & MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNING G C H C I N N I B O N ’ S B E D R O C K B O M B S H E L L

Thank You Judges F O R M A K I N G T H E W I N S P O S S I B L E

CLAY COADY FOR BIS | CHARLES OLVIS FOR RBIS

JOSEPH GREGORY | GARRY NEWTON | PAULA NYKIEL | NANCY LIEBES | JAMES A. MOSES

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JULY 2017 VOLUME XXIV, NO. 12

ARA |MEDIA GROUP INC. AJ ARAPOVIC President aj@aramediagrp.com Office 512 686 3466 ext 102

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TABLE OF CONTENTS MONTHLY COLUMNS 42 TABLE OF CONTENTS 43 COVER STORY

44 SHOWSIGHT SALUTES AMERICA 46 SHOWSIGHT -- FROM THE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis

Chief Media Consultant JOSEPH NEIL McGINNIS 863 816 8848 EDITOR@ARAMEDIAGRP.COM _______________________________ Production Manager DIANE GREENE-WALSH Managing Editor KELLI LAW Contributing Editors BJ ANDREWS, ARLENE CZECH,

48 MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER AJ Arapovic 50 LINES FROM LINDA Linda Ayers Turner Knorr 90 IN PRESERVATION WE TRUST Dan Sayers 110 RINGSIDE SHOTS: TACONIC HILLS 114 RINGSIDE SHOTS: BUCKS COUNTY 120 RINGSIDE SHOTS: JERSEY SHORE

134 ON THE LINE by BJ Andrews 138 BECOMING Jacquelyn Fogel 148 AGED OUT, BUT JUST GETTING STARTED Dan Sayers visit with Lydia Frey 150 RINGSIDE SHOTS: WOOFSTOCK VARIETY GROUP FEATURE

KATHERINE ELDREDGE, JACQUELYN FOGEL DAN SAYERS, LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR Ad & Editorial Design DIANE GREENE-WALSH ERIKA RUTHERFORD, EMILY PLAMBECK KELLI LAW, TERESA PATTEN ADVERTISING BRIAN CORDOVA bcordova@aramediagrp.com 949 633 3093 TAMMY GINCEL tgincel@aramediagrp.com 201 747 8569 AJ ARAPOVIC

181 SHOWSIGHT CELEBRATES HOUNDS 214 WHAT’S A HOUND? Caroline Coile BREED FEATURES 221 THE NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND 229 THE BASENJI 235 THE AUSTRALIAN TERRIER 253 THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG 264 THE MINIATURE SCHNAUZER 268 THE TOY FOX TERRIER 272 THE NEWFOUNDLAND NEWS & INFORMATION 278 SHOWSIGHT IN CIRCULATION 280 LOOKING BACK THROUGH LINDA’S LENS 284 PASSAGES 285 ADVERTISING & SUBSCRIPTION RATES

aj@aramediagrp.com 512 541 8128 Director, Social Media & Web Site DANIEL CARTIER DANIEL@ARAMEDIAGRP.COM

SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE is published twelve times per year by AraMedia Group, Inc. 221 Indigo Lane, Georgetown, Texas 78628. President, AJ Arapovic. 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 advertising 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 become the property of the publishers. Subscription price for third class service in the United States: $90.00. Canadian and U.S. First Class: $110.00. Overseas rates upon request. SHOWSIGHT IS SENT AS A COURTESY TO INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB to judge at AKC shows. Inquiries to: Michael R. Veras, COO, 512 686 3466 ext 101 or michael@aramediagrp.com.

287 COMING ATTRACTIONS 288 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

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We live in troubling times. We do, however, have a built-in resilience to each un-nerving, unsettling obstacle that may impede our path. This lucky crutch that we use to regain and main- tain equilibrium is provided by our dogs, and our fellow dog lovers not just domesti- cally, but worldwide. With the abundance of riches we already possess, and our canine companions at our side, we are, truly blessed.

This month I once again rejoice in the words which greeted each of my childhood days and which, as an adult, I try to invoke equally as often:

I pledge allegiance to the flag,

of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

All of us here at ShowSight send our wish that you have a very special summer. Enjoy the sport that our freedom makes possible, the camaraderie that the people in the sport provide, and above all, the adoring gaze of the dogs entrusted to our care.

Joe McGinnis

Editor Emeritus ShowSight Magazine

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Introducing the AKC/ROYAL CANIN ® National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes! For the first time ever, we invite you and your Puppy or Junior (6-18 months) to compete with other top breeders from across the country at the 2017 National Championship. Mark your calendar! December 15, 2017 (During the 2017 AKC National Championship) Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL We’ll see you at The Stakes As the event approaches, look for updates including entry details, information about judges and more in the premium list coming this September. WE HEARD YOU BREED GREAT ONES.

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

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

SHOWSIGHT fromthe Editor Emeritus

Although others helped, too, the sponsors of the event through all its years were myself and Duane Doll, Dan & Carol Greenwald, and Carolyn Koch, to whom we send our love and compassion on the sudden loss of her top-winning Pug, Mr. Rumble. Our thoughts are with the entire team at this time. We also send our condo- lences to Jan Ritchie on the loss of her husband, Steve Gladstone, an impor- tant and powerful voice for the pro- tection of the sport and purebred dogs in general. ShowSight’s goal has always been to learn from and showcase voices, young and old, who share our passion. I’m happy to welcome the acclaimed writer and artist Dan Sayers to our editorial lineup; in turn he brings a visit with Lydia Frey, a young lady we’ve watched grow into a powerful asset to the fancy. I thank them both as I thank our entire team for contin- ued, commendable, great work. Dorothy Nickles’ greatest contri- bution to our world perhaps wasn’t her beauty, her brains, her judging expertise. Probably not her stunningly long list of accomplishments. Maybe not even the records she set and the legends she inspired. It was that she represented us to the world as a brilliant ambassador for purebred dogs. The great Miss Dorothy Nickles was scheduled to judge Best in Show on her 100th birthday. Sadly, we lost her just months before. All of us who gathered at her memorial July First, 2009, sang the praises of Miss Dorothy.

Arguably the most impressive example of the above is my dear, incredible, friend, Miss Dorothy Nickles. Thirty years ago I wrote an article titled “Dorothy Nickles Brings Back The Magic.” It told of how Dorothy transformed even the most mundane show into an elegant affair, an event to be respected and revered. She had that effect on everything she touched. Anecdotes abound about her wit, her beauty, and her charm. Stories occasionally surface about her temper. Once in a while you’ll hear a naughty tale that Dorothy told. You’ll never hear the stories of the selfless good works she per- formed, the lives she helped to shape and even save. You won’t hear of the times she suffered and cried, you won’t hear of her disap- pointment, frustration or fear. Through it all she held herself erect and proud; She was a leader and a lady first and foremost. Her devotion to dogs, to our sport, and to her fellow man was fierce and unrelenting. And yet vestiges of the little farm girl remained; she was always amazed and often moved to tears at the esteem in which she was held. She wasn’t quite sure why we loved her. It made us love her all the more. One small example of the impact Dorothy had on this earth shows in her love for the ShowSight Have-A-Heart Ball , the Westminster-week fundraiser to benefit Search & Rescue Dogs and Take The Lead. As official Hostess, Dorothy only had to show up; nothing else was required. Dorothy showed up all right, every year — in her most ele-

Miss Dorothy? I cannot tell you how much I Miss Dorothy. She left our world a lot less bright but she gave us her shining light to find our way. And every time a dog fancier helps a friend, every time a human pets a dog, every time a person lends a hand to someone in need, Miss Dorothy lives.

gant, most charming fashion. (We are pictured above at one of the parties: this one 2007. Dorothy was 96.) Hour after hour she stood at the door, by my side, greeting everyone as a long-lost friend. She refused a chair till past the point that the youngest among her needed to sit. And she stayed till she was sure that she had done all she could to help. And that pretty much tells the story of our amazing Miss Dorothy.

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

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PLAT I NUM GRAND CHAMP I ON B E A C H S T O N E ’ S B L A C K L I S T (CH Si l verha l l Santana x CH St i l l -Pi nes Hol iday Cheer ) MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW WINNER • MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINNER • MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER

# 1 BLACK COCKER * *SHOWSIGHT BREED &ALL BREED STATS AS OF 5/31/17

OWN E D BY : KA R E N O S P E R , J E S S I CA L E GAT H & RU I D AS I LVA B R E D BY : KA R E N O S P E R P R E S E N T E D BY : J E S S I CA L E GAT H S PAD E R I S S P O N S O R E D BY : PA M S U L L I VA N & PAU L A RA M B O

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Message fromthePublisher AJARAPOVIC Putting You and the Fancy First It takes a long time to earn someone’s trust, especially in the dog fancy. A Aramedia Group, we’re responsible for publishing new and information that fanciers can rely on. Earning your confidence is our primary goal and I recognize how difficult this is to achieve and how challenging it is to maintain. I also acknowledge just how easily your trust can slip away. As publisher, my number one job is to preserve, protect and improve the integrity of our magazines. It’s all about trust. I take the job of guarding this precious commodity very seriously.

We are dedicated to building a brand based not only on ethical business practices, but also on pro- viding content that delivers thoughtful, timely and entertaining editorial. Establishing a high level of credibility in this area is one of the key objectives of our publications. In the April 2017 edition of ShowSight , my first message promised that we would add to our team and invest in the quality of our magazines. Last month, we welcomed Tammy Gincel and Brian Cordova to our customer rela- tions department. This month, we’ve brought on Dan Sayers to our five-star team of writers. After knowing Dan for more than five years, I knew that I had to bring this wonderful man onto our team. I’m sure many of you already know Dan from his articles and illustrations that have appeared in var- ious dog show publications through the years. One of the main reasons we brought him on is not just because he is talented, but because of where his heart lies. Listening to him speak about the sport has given me goose bumps. At ShowSight, Dan will continue to produce the type of features and inter- views for which he is best known — those that cel- ebrate the legacy of the dog sport and the people who are working hard to secure a future for the fancy in the 21st century. Dan joins Contributing Editors BJ Andrews, Arlene Czech, Jacqueline Fogel, Katherine Eldredge and Linda Ayers Turner Knorr who are guided by our distinguished Editor- in-Chief Joseph Neil McGinnis. Now that I am done bragging (smiling) about bringing another great member to our team, I’ll finish with the following message in hopes that I am not being too straightforward, blunt or whatev-

er you want to call it: Life isn’t always fair. It defi- nitely hasn’t been tome ever since I was a child, but my grandmother told me that I have to keep mov- ing forward. She told me never to forget that what matters most in life is to give my very best to every- one I meet. I truly believe that we are all special. If we can make everyone around us smile more, or laugh harder, goodness will come back to us. When I started working for the previous publishers (Joe McGinnis and the late Mr. Duane Doll of Doll- McGinnis Publications) eight years ago, it was very tough for me to earn your respect. However, keep- ing true to the code that my grandmother taught me has brought me to become owner of the publi- cations I’ve worked so hard to build. So I’d like to thank you — every single person who has shared his or her passion for the sport with me and those who’ve purchased advertising through the years — for this opportunity to become owner of a compa- ny that is committed to the fancy and to the people who make dogs their lives. I can’t thank you enough.

All the best to you and to your loved ones.

AJ ARAPOVIC, OWNER/PUBLISHER

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Grand Champion MONAMOUR MY FAVORITE

PROUDLY OWNED BY MARILYN TITLE & CAROLYN MCKENZIE

BRED BY KAO MIICHI

PRESENTED BY GREG STRONG, AKC REG'D 410-822-2187

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Lines fromLinda LINDAAYERSTURNERKNORR Getting toknowAKC’s VicePresident of PublicRelations &Communications Brandi Hunter When Brandi Hunter started as the Director of Public Relations at the American Kennel Club, two years ago, little was known about her. She was not an exhibitor or a breeder and while her background in public relations was clear, she was not a dog sport or show per- son. Fast forward two years she is now the Vice President of Public Relations and Communications and is fully engrossed in the mission and the advancement of the AKC, working on ways to expand the

brand’s reference and relevance to the average dog owner.

Brandi is a southern girl at heart. Born in Boston and spending the majority of her life in Georgia, she has always been a learner. “I grew up with a schoolteacher mother,” she says. “The values of education and man- ners were always instilled in me, but my mother and father also encouraged me to challenge myself and learn things for myself.” A graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism, she cut her teeth and honed her skills at large companies, namely CNBC, Sony and IAC before she took some time to strike out on her own and be a contractor. “I have worked at some amazing companies and had great experiences, but I needed to experiment and find new challenges. I also wanted to venture into digital communications and social media and I did exactly that for four years, until the right challenge came along and the AKC was it.”

"Hollywood" and Brandi at the AKC Madison Avenue headquarters. Dogs are welcome at AKC! The American Kennel Club is a challenge that she is glad she has taken on. She and her team of seven ser- vice the AKC, its affiliates and consult on the LLCs. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment and that is fine with her. Brandi fully believes in the work that the AKC does and how it is relative to dog owners every- where. She also knows that sometimes it may involve her doing things that are considered a bit unconvention- al, “My goal is to make sure our communication and messaging keep up with the world, which is not always easy,” she says. “We are a historic organization and we have to maintain that legacy and also stay connected to the world.” To work towards that goal she has taken press requests that may seem a bit treacherous, been unafraid to correct or educate an outlet or reporter and focused a portion of the communication on AKC being a lifestyle brand, finding new media outlets that can allow the AKC to show their relevance. >

Looks like Brandi and AKC Senior Public Relations Manager Jessica D'Amato are working on a good news announcement for AKC!

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M u l t i p l e G r o u p P l a c i n g B I S S W i n n i n g

PECHE MIGNON DIAMONDS ARE A GI RL’S BEST FR I END

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PECHE MIGNON DIAMONDS ARE A GI RL’S BEST FR I END

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PECHE MIGNON DIAMONDS ARE A GI RL’S BEST FR I END

Lovingly Presented by DEBRA MATT INGLY

Bred by ROBERT SMI TH AND STEPHEN MI L LER OF PECHE MIGNON FRENCH BUL LDOGS Owned by DEBRA MATT INGLY, KENNY MATT INGLY, TRACY GR I FF I TH, CAROL HURST-NEVI L LE, ROBERT SMI TH & STEPHEN MI L LER

DEBRAMATT INGLY.COM PECHEMIGNONFRENCHBUL LDOGS.COM

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PECHE MIGNON DIAMONDS ARE A GI RL’S BEST FR I END

Lovingly Presented by DEBRA MATT INGLY

Bred by ROBERT SMI TH AND STEPHEN MI L LER OF PECHE MIGNON FRENCH BUL LDOGS Owned by DEBRA MATT INGLY, KENNY MATT INGLY, TRACY GR I FF I TH, CAROL HURST-NEVI L LE, ROBERT SMI TH & STEPHEN MI L LER

DEBRAMATT INGLY.COM PECHEMIGNONFRENCHBUL LDOGS.COM

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Number one IRISH SETTER *

MU LT I P L E B E S T I N S H OW, B E S T I N S P E C I A LT Y S H OW, TO P 2 0 W I N N I N G

Owned by: MAR I LYN D. 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

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AKC’s VicePresident of PublicRelations&Communications Brandi Hunter • by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr continued

Clockwise from above: Dog tired! After completing a huge project Brandi finds joy in relaxing with "Emily", a staff member's Leonberger AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo and Hunter discussing a press release Parents Frank and Cheryl Wilson visiting Brandi in the Big Apple Southern Beauty!

Photos courtesy THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB

When she is not at the AKC, Brandi is working on her Master’s Degree, writing a book and enjoys travel- ing and cooking. She is also a bit of history junkie and loves a good podcast. A self-proclaimed workaholic (she carries two cellphones and a tablet everywhere), the AKC is never too far from her mind. “I can honest- ly say I love my job. There is no organization like the AKC and the work that we do. The guidance, knowl- edge and comradery is unlike anywhere I have ever worked. But it is the mission and the dedication to dogs that makes me even more passionate and fuels my desire to educate people about who we are. I feel like I got lucky.” Our friendship began shortly after Brandi joined AKC as Joe McGinnis, Brandi and I were leaving the Eukunuba judges dinner in Orlando. The conversa-

tion was lively and immediately Brandi and I discov- ered our "Georgia Girl Bond". What more can I say, our friendship began as heartfelt and special! Joe was smiling as he escorted us through the Hyatt. Brandi and I were merrily walking holding hands all the way! Finding Brandi has been a blessing for me and our AKC! n Linda Ayers Turner Knorr is from one of our dog world's very special families. She is the daughter of the late All Breed Judge Roy Ayers. Both Linda and her brother Roy Ayers, Jr. became second generation judges. Three judges is one imme- diate family is quite a rarity. Linda is also a second generation AKC Delegate. She entered the show ring with one of her Conrad Collies when she was only six years old and has never stopped giving back to our sport! Her love of the American Kennel Club and its mission is reflected in all of her uplifting articles.

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G R E E N V I L L E K E NN E L C L U B

AKC RDO DAY G R E E N V I L L E , S C PHOTOS BY JEFF STRAI T & L INDA AYERS TURNER KNORR CELEBRATES

Unde r t he d i rec t i on of Jeane t te St r i b l i ng , t he Greenv i l l e Kenne l Cl ub j o i ned f o r ce s w i t h A s t ro Kenne l s to ce l eb r a te AKC Re spon s i b l e Dog Owne r s Day and AKC’s Na t i ona l Pu reb red Dog Day. The f un i nc l uded My Dog Can Do Tha t , Doc k Di v i ng , Mee t t he Breed s , a Fun Dog Show, Can i ne Good Ci t i zen Te s t i ng and mo re.

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G R E E N V I L L E KC C E L E B R AT E S R D O DAY PHOTOS BY JEFF STRAI T & L INDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

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

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p r e s e n t e d b y 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

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inPreservationWetrust What Does It Mean to Be a Preservation Breeder? Anyone who breeds purebred dogs is a preservationist — if only by default. By taking a bitc of a particular breed to a dog of the sam breed in orde for her to concieve, carry, whelp and wean a litter of puppies with success, her owner is ensuring the preservation of her breed. This is Dog Breeding 101, of course, but the arrival of puppies begs the sincere question: Can the dam’s owner be considered a preservation breeder?

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The term “preservation breeder” is a somewhat recent desig- nation. It is used with increasing frequency among dedicated

fanciers to reinforce a commitment to pro- duce dogs of quality as described by the breed standards. This new designation is a direct response to an AR campaign determined to eliminate the con- trolled breeding and ownership of all com- panion animals. To a growing number of serious fanciers, the stakes have never been higher and the use of

“purebred” seems out of touch these days, if not entirely obsolete. “Preservation” may best describe the work required of today’s breeders who wish to live in a world where Schipperkes and Rottweilers coexist alongside “service dogs” and “rescues.” With preservation as the objective, every breed requires a plan of action tailored to its particular circumstance. Each breed’s development, historical function, current state of health, and susceptibility to disease must be understood in order to establish standard practices that will help to ensure its continuation. To define these practices, the dog fancy would benefit greatly by borrowing from the standards estab- lished by an agency of the U.S. federal government that has been in the preservation business for more than a century. The standards and guidelines developed by the National Park Service (NPS) for the preservation, rehabilitation, recon- struction and restoration of historic properties could well be adapted by breeders, dog clubs and the AKC. Although main- taining and preserving a cultural resource — purebred dogs included — presents unique challenges, it is our duty to ensure that future generations come to appreciate our recog- nized breeds just as we did.

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became standardized in appearance with a “foxy” head shape that partly distinguishes the Pembroke from its Cardigan cousin. For the Pembroke to remain a Pembroke, its head type must be preserved. Equally important is the breed’s posterior.

standards for Preservation “Preservation” is one of four distinct approaches developed by the NPS for the treatment of historic properties. In the built environment, preservation focuses on the maintenance and

A legacy of its hardscrabble life moving 1,000 pound cattle from meadow to mar- ket in the days when a tail could cost a dog its life, the removal of a pup’s stern is a matter of tradition. Under the guide- lines established by the NPS, a docked tail would be considered an alteration of historic significance and worth preserv- ing. Historic preservation requires that dis- tinctive features, as well as noteworthy contruction and craftsmanship, be pre- served. In dogs, characteristics such as

repair of existing construction and the retention of a property’s form as it has evolved over time. A comparable example in the dog world might be a Herding breed that remains capable of performing its intended function owing to its recogniz- able make and shape. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can still work as a drover today much as it did in the 10th century. The breed’s substance, agility and ener- getic self-confidence suit it perfectly for any task that requires an active and intel- ligent canine. Whenever a breed’s con-

Breeders of Pembroke Welsh Corgis have preserved the breed’s working ability as well as its charming appearance.

struction and character remain intact — with all of its hall- marks in place and no serious faults to fix — its preservation could be considered a matter of historic significance. Like the great castles of Wales, the Pembroke is a living record of a particular time and place. Its characteristic build, low-set yet sturdy, remains as strong today as does Pembroke Castle that sits atop a rocky promontory by Milford Haven. And like the castle with which it shares a name, the Pembroke holds an historic significance in its own right. The breed’s association with Vikings is specific to the west of Wales and is culturally unique. Similarly, its moderately long and low silhouette, with short legs and an egg-shaped rib cage, have served it well as a cattle droving dog for ten centuries. In that time, the breed

coat texture, color and markings would be high on the list for conservation. The Pembroke sports a weather resistant jacket with a short, thick undercoat and an outer coat that is longer in length and more coarse. Though the body coat should lie flat, the ruff around the neck, chest and shoulders and the hair on the back of the forelegs, rear of the hindquarters and on the underline are fuller and longer. This is the type of coat described by the breed standard that has long served the breed well in its homeland. It deserves to be preserved. Likewise, preservation of breed-specific colors and markings will ensure that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi remains wholly unique and separate from the colorful Cardigan with it more continental pedigree.

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orous or exaggerated, most modern-day Welsh have a slightly polished appearance when compared with their forebears. Breeders of this dog understand that the market for puppies is somewhat limited. In order to ensure the Welsh Springer’s

standards for rehabilitation Another Welshman could represent the second approach defined by the NPS. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a good example of a breed that retains both its original instincts as

well as its appearance, but has been enhanced in some way to meet the chang- ing needs of the fancy. Subtle enhance- ments of coat and color indicate a desire by breeders to ensure its continuation through a “rehabilitation” of sorts. Rehabilitation, as defined by the NPS, acknowledges the need to make alterations owing to a modified function or purpose. However, modifications to distinctive fea- tures and materials — as well as to the rela-

survival, fanciers must compete with sev- eral better-known — and more readily available — Spaniel breeds. This would be no easy task, except for the fact that this breed happens to possess all the qualities that define a classic. There’s no need for extremes with this Welsh since the basic parts and pieces haven’t been altered for nearly 500 years. However, with its ancient characteristics firmly preserved, the breed today can afford the luxury of a

Welsh Springer Spaniels sport a more polished appearance today than did their forebears in Wales.

tionship of individual parts — must be kept to a minimum. The Welsh Springer is a living legacy of the red and white Spaniel described by Dr. Johannes Caius in his momentous work, Of Englishe Dogges: The Diversities, the Names, the Natures, and the Properties, published in 1576. The breed remains a protypical land Spaniel today, compactly made and built for work. Its moderately-feathered and weatherproof coat, unique head, and loyal and affectionate nature are its signature features. These essential Spaniel characteristics have remained virtually unchanged since the breed was known as the “Starter” in its native land. Unlike many of the Spaniel breeds that came along later, the Welsh Springer retains both its original character as well as its original appearance. Though the breed was never intended to be glam-

longer coat with its distinctive contrast of red and white. These enhancements, it should be noted, are mere window dressing on an otherwise historic structure. Should the polish ever wear off, the Welsh Springer’s good bones and charm will endure. standards for reconstruction In order to ensure the continuation of any dog breed, drastic measures may become necessary. When two World Wars dec- imated the numbers in many European and British breeds, it became necessary to make judicious outcrosses to dogs of questionable parentage in order to make certain a breed did not die out. Similarly, when disease threatens a breed’s future and the health and welfare of individual animals is at stake, it may become imperative to consider doing the unthinkable. In

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desired spotting. The study concluded that the distinguished spots and the uric acid defect are associated in the Dalmatian solely due to an abnormally close link of two disparate genes on the same chromosome. It also made it clear that the strict selection for spots had resulted not only in a gene for this breed-specific characteristic, but also for the uric acid defect. Both had become homozygous in the breed. Naturally, the decision of the AKC Board was controversial at the time, but it was also prophetic. As the study of canine genetics has advanced, more connections between phenotypic traits and the inci- dence of disease are being revealed. Serious fanciers are being confronted with scientific information that’s challenging the very foundations upon which our breed clubs have been built. When confronted with the suffering that results from dis- ease, reconstruction through carefully controlled outcrosses may be the only viable alternative. standards for restoration The NPS allows for a property to be celebrated for a particular time period, not just for the date of its groundbreaking or its current condition. By identifying a specific chapter in a build- ing’s life as being more significant than others, certain fea- tures may be modified or removed altogether. This approach to honoring an historic site is referred to as a “restoration” and requires greater vision for a project to succeed. In the dog

the language of the NPS, this sort of extreme departure from conventional wisdom would be classified as a “reconstruc- tion.” Reconstruction may be considered when a property — or a breed of dog — is threatened with vanishing either in pieces or altogether. The NPS advises that when necessary, a contem- porary solution may be required to interpret an historic value.

In terms of saving a breed from extinction, this approach would be used to “recon- struct” seriously defective genetic material through the introduction of healthy genes from a “non-carrier” dog of another breed. This course of action has been tried in the past, most notably in Dalmatians. In 1981, AKC’s Board of Directors approved a request to register two littermates, a dog and a bitch, that were five generations removed from a Dalmatian-Pointer cross.

Scientific data contin- ues to shed light on the complex associa- tion between a breed’s genotype and its phe- notype.

The outcross was part of a study begun ten years earlier in an effort to eliminate a defect in the metabolism of uric acid. (Too much uric acid in the blood can cause both dermatitis as well as bladder and kidney stones.) The hybrid offspring proved to have normal metabolism of uric acid, along with the kind of ticking associated with the Pointer’s coat. When these dogs were backcrossed to Dalmatians, nearly half of the offspring had normal metabolic function of uric acid, including five dogs with typical Dalmatian spots. These dogs proved that the gene for the defect was not required to achieve the breed’s

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porters who work (or test) their dogs for function, but not every puppy they produce will find a similar home. In fact, most pups will live out their lives with people who discovered the breed through a film, a televised dog show, or a Google search. Think about it. A social media restoration could just save our breeds from going the way of the St. John’s Water Dog and the Alpine Spaniel.

world, a parallel could be drawn in a breed that is celebrated not only by serious fanciers, but by dog-loving people the world over — a breed like the Cairn Terrier. In 1939, a dog named Toto burst onto the big screen in a bas- ket carried by the biggest star at MGM Studios, Judy Garland. Toto wasn’t just any dog. He was a perfectly-sized Cairn that could just as easily leap off a closing draw- bridge as crawl down a foxhole. He was everythig his breed expected him to be, only he was more. Toto was a star. He was undoubtedly a Terrier (after all he was willing to take on the Wicked Witch of the West), but his scene-stealing appearance in one of history’s most beloved films thrust his breed into the spotlight in a mid- century America sort of way. Cairn Terriers were no longer just an early work- ing breed from the Scottish Highlands. The Cairn Terrier had become a celebrity. In the 21st century, “adaptive reuse” has been coined by real estate developers, city planners, architects and politicians as a directive for finding new purposes for places that already exist. Well, dog breeders have been doing much the same thing for years. Whereas a breed may have been originally developed to retrieve ducks, chase gazelles or confront an errant bull, the Golden Retriever, Saluki and Bulldog have each manged to survive through their own particular adaptive reuse: guide dog; coach potato; and symbol of the British Empire respectively. The survival of each breed depends — at least in part — on its having been rebranding for the modern world. There’s really no shame to this. Every breed has its sup-

Despite the doom and gloom attitude of some of today’s fanciers, many people “in dogs” are discovering a renewed devotion to the sport. Today’s preservation breeders have come to realize that our beloved breeds — and the clubs and events that support them — can no longer exist within the status quo. As cultural, economic and technological changes continue to forge a scism between serious dog breeders and

A classic film can immortalize a breed and win new supporters to the breed for a lifetime.

everyone else who cares deeply about dogs, the time is nigh to implement a determined course of action that guarantees our breeds will be preserved in perpetuity. So, what kind of preservation breeder are you? n Dan sayers covers the dog sport with a particular interest in the peo- ple who’ve served to promote and preserve purebred dogs. His articles feature breeders and exhibitors of the past as well as those who work tirelessly on behalf of the fancy today. A self-taught artist, Dan’s art- work is represented in collections worldwide and his illustrations appear in the award-winning Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology by Ed and Pat Gilbert. Since 1981, Dan has exhibited primarily Sporting breeds and Hounds. He’s bred both Irish Water Spaniels and Rhodesian Ridgebacks and has judged a variety of match shows and sweepstakes, including the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America National Specialty twice.

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