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We want to thank Judges Bill Shelton & Esther Joseph (Aus)

Multiple Group Winner

OWN E D BY Janis Vilas-Conway Craig Baker Stephanie Baker H A N DL E D BY Adrián & Trina Ghione, Noble Kennels

for these fantastic awards at the competitive Orlando, FL circuit. As well as every judge that Awarded Captain this past year!

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A TOP T H REE standard schnauzer for 2018 *

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BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG

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*DN stats as of 12/31/18

N U M B E R ONE French Bulldog B I T C H *

M U L T I P L E A L L B R E E D S & S P E C I A L T Y BEST IN SHOW GREATEST APPRECIATION TO ESTEEMED JUDGE MR. RON MENAKER

FOR THIS BEST IN SHOW HONOR.

Breeder-Owner-Handler DIANE BURVEE Qazara ‘WHERE ONLY THE VERY BEST WI L L DO'

*ShowSight all breed stats as of 12/31/18

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FRENCH BULLDOG

Purple QAZARA E T E R N A L R E I G N G R A N D C H A M P I O N

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table of CONTENTS

14 SHOWSIGHT FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR EMERITUS, Joseph Neil McGinnis III 38 WESTMINSTER MOMENTS, Dan Sayers 66 ON THE LINE, BJ Andrews 82 LINES FROM LINDA, Linda Ayers Turner Knorr 98 FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION, Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath 104 KEEPING THE FOCUS ON MAN’S AND WOMAN’S (AND CHILD’S!) BEST FRIEND, Michael and Cathy Dugan 122 PLAYING GAMES, Michelle Scott 128 REMEMBERING DR. RICHARD MEEN, Allan Reznik 140 A SCHOLARLY PATH TO A SCHOLARSHIP, Jeri El Dissi 146 THE DOG WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder, APR Fellow PRSA 152 SIMPLE RULES FOR EFFECTIVE ADS, Scott Toney 162 JUNIORS SPOTLIGHT: AVA MARIE CAUDELL, Sabra Weeks 168 12 TIPS FOR 2019, Dan Sayers 176 AZAWAKH JOINS THE PACK AS NEWEST AKC-RECOGNIZED BREED, American Kennel Club 182 SHOWSIGHT INTERVIEWS, Allan Reznik 206 THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR, Meg Callea 210 BECOMING, Jacquelyn Fogel 212 LOOKING BACK THROUGH LINDA’S LENS, photos by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr 218 MEME CONTEST 226 SURVEY SAYS: What New Year’s resolution would you like to see the dog show community make? 228 BRUSSELS 2018, Karl Donvil 235 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW CANDIDS, photos by Derek Glas, AJ Arapovic, Jo Brady, Tom Weigand & Joe McGinnis 239 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, Dennis Sprung 250 MEET THE BREEDS, Joseph McGinnis

253 THE NON-SPORTING GROUP, Various Guest Experts 282 THE TALE OF THE TAILLESS BREED, Dawn Bannister 292 THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGIN’, Theresa Goiffon 298 THE BRACCO ITALIANO, Various Guest Experts 301 THE CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL, Various Guest Experts

314 THE BICHON FRISE, Various Guest Experts 319 THE ENGLISH SETTER, Various Guest Experts 327 THE KERRY BLUE TERRIER, Various Guest Experts

342 COMING ATTRACTIONS 344 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: 512.686.3466 | info@aramediagrp.com | subscriptions@aramediagrp.com | www.showsightmagazine.com

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DOBERMAN PINSCHER

Reagan LEGENDALE LADY LUK V GOLDGROVE

OWNER: Kenichi Kato

BREEDER & CO-OWNER: Lana Ferguson

CO-BREEDER: Goldgrove Dobermans

HANDLER: Andy Linton andylinton10@yahoo.com

ASSISTANT: Nicki Short

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POODLE (STANDARD)

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THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis III

I DON ’ T THINK I’ VE EVER BEEN ACCUSED of lying down on the job but, in truth, in ’18, I kind of did. More about that later, but first a huge burst of energy and enthu- siasm for a whole new ballgame to all my fellow fanciers. I am as elated as you are to hit the rings and rack up won- derful memories before we’re too quickly thrust into 2020, which promises to be interesting to say the least. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. While 2018 certainly had its moments, ’19 has some exciting things to which we can look forward, too—most notably the AKC Museum of the Dog’s move from St. Louis back home to Manhattan. I for one can’t wait to see this beautiful facility; the photos that have surfaced so far look gorgeous. The Grand Opening is the Friday before Westminster, February eighth; it’s lo- cated at 101 Park Avenue between 40th & 41st in the same building as AKC’s home. I hope to see many of you there. We’ll have complete coverage next month, here. Near here last month was AKC’s flagship event, the Na- tional Championship with the myriad of accompanying functions and competitions, all of which grow bigger and better each year. We’re proud to feature coverage in this issue of the blockbuster event. Again this year we were proud to sponsor, in, part, the Judges Luncheon and again this time, AKC’s Meet The Breeds® Best Booth contest. Anyone who has not attended this week of conformation shows, judges’ institutes, Dock Diving, Agility, Obedience, Best Bred-By Exhibitor, National Owner-Han- dled Series finals, Junior Showmanship extravaganza, the ACE Awards, the AKC Breeder of the Year presentation and all the other extras has really missed out. I’ve been fortunate to have attended every AKC show—now numbering eighteen—and those who looked skeptical in its early days have now no doubt become con- vinced of its import. Speaking of which, while eighteen seems a lot of trips to a par- ticular dog show, it pales in comparison to the fact that this year represents my fortieth consecutive trip to Westminster. Although I know people who attended many more, I’m considering it quite a feather in my cap...although for a while there it looked like I wouldn’t get there at all. In the bar, in Philadelphia, after Best in Show at the National Dog Show, four of us were discussing the year that passed, and for the first time I told the story of my crazy 2018 to people outside my immediate circle. And since I did, and I know there have been rumors afoot, I guess I’ll repeat it here. Only because it’s almost funny in a black-comedy-of-errors way. New Years Day 2018 started off sad, for one of my older dogs had a cerebral hemorrhage in the wee hours and before I could do anything for her, she left us. That in addition to the pneumonia I was fighting wasn’t a very nice start to the year. (This ailment had been plaguing me on and off for months, but always seemed to clear up.) My 39th trip to the Garden was almost ruined by another bout of it, compounded by the flu. During BIS I turned to Jackie Fogel and asked “Am I burning up?” She assured me that I was, but I made it through the entire Westminster week before collapsing into bed in my hotel for three days, flat on my back. I recovered enough to board a plane the next Sunday, fly home, and sleep for the better part of the week. What a waste. I want to take a moment to extend condolences to our own aforementioned Jackie Fogel and family on the loss of her father Martin, at ninety-eight years of age. Also, to my own family on the loss of our beloved Aunt Mickey (Mary McGinnis Habetler) just days shy of her 102nd birthday. May they both rest in peace. But back to the story of my hapless year. A few months after the Garden I fell at home, landing on my knees, rendering myself

Photo David Woo for AKC

unable to walk (or stand) for almost two months. While I was laid up and dopey on pain meds, which I hate, I awoke in the middle of the night to discover a burglar standing next to my bed, helping himself to stuff that was not his. Was I hallucinating? No. Unable to get out of bed, all I had for defense was my voice which was loud enough to cause him to flee, albeit with an armful of irreplaceable things. Even better: although he dropped his car keys on the floor of my bedroom while escaping, and the car remained outside my front gate overnight, the police were unable to pin the crime on anyone. Although we’re quite sure we know who it was. During all this I was back and forth to doctors trying to once again breathe, and walk. And then they discovered stage four lung cancer. And when they tried to administer chemo, it literally almost killed me. I was hospitalized for a week, then sent home and told I needed the care of Hospice. My best friend flew in from Califor- nia, my siblings from around the country, and things looked bleak. But I was not done yet. A trip to Tampa brought more fun; re- turning home, traffic on the interstate was stopped cold, and as we sat there we were rear-ended (at 70 mph). We weren’t seriously in- jured, but the car has now been in the shop for two months, await- ing parts from Germany. And late in December, to keep my spirits up, I resorted to a favorite candy treat: Turtles, which I keep in the freezer because I like them cold. Looking back on a fairly awful year I sat down, glad it was almost over, and took a bite of my candy. And I broke a tooth. I then decided to sit, quiet and still, and not move till the last ring of the bell on December 31st. But things are looking up. With help and support of friends and family I’ve been able to keep up with my workload and I’ve yet to miss a deadline (in thirty-nine years). And the last checkup I was told that my condition had improved! I tell you none of this for sympathy; I often laugh because it’s been, to use a clinical term, nuts. But during 2018 I enjoyed nu- merous wonderful judging assignments, watched this magazine continue to grow and improve, and spent time with many fellow fanciers who make it all worthwhile. And I extend my admiration to all my “fellow warriors,” to use a term courtesy of my friend Maria Arechaederra, many of whom have it way tougher than I do. My love and strength to all. I hope I used up much of the bad luck in the universe, so your (and my) 2019 can be perfect. I’ll see you in New York and many other places. Till then, remember: ShowSight Magazine wishes you All The Best!

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KERRY BLUE TERRIER

*SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 11/30/18

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PUG

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FCI International CH*/Puerto Rican GCH/Latin American CH/Pan American CH/Canadian CH

M B I S M B I S S M R B I S G C H S MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER C G C A T K A R A T N T T C A R N C G C U

Thank you to all the judges who recognized Maîtrise as the best Beauceron throughout the year, launching her into the NUMBER ONE BEAUCERON IN BREED, ALL BREED & AKC’S GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP*

Thank you Judge Mr. Buxton

© Tyler Crady photo/video/design

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BEAUCERON

Number One Beauceron ALL SYSTEMS

2018

WESTMINSTER BREED WINNER

and

NATIONAL SPECIALTY WINNER

presented by TONY CARTER assisted by AMIE MCLAUGHLIN

owned by KAREN MULLER

bred by KARLA DAVIS

© Tyler Crady photo/video/design

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G C H B A L F A L A V A L A Y R O N D O G

* S h o w S i g h t b r e e d & a l l b r e e d s t a t s a s o f 1 1 / 3 0 / 1 8 C R E S T E D 2 0 1 8 *

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CHINESE CRESTED

O w n e d b y r o y & j o a n n K u s u m o t o P r e s e n t e d a n d s p o i l e d b y d a r y l m a r t i n B R E D B Y T A N Y A Z H U K O V S K A Y A

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MALTESE

t h a n k y o u M r . R a y m o n d F i l b u r n J r

t h a n k y o u M r s . E v a l y n g r e g o r y

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RETRIEVER (FLAT-COATED)

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*ShowSight all breed stats as of 12/31/18 **ShowSight breed stats as of 12/31/18

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YORKSHIRE TERRIER

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O U R G R AT I T U D E TO A L L J U D G E S WH O H AV E R E C O G N I Z E D P U M P K I N ’ S fine type and quality

handled by JASON STARR | bred & owned by D. MICHAEL BITZ, M.D., ESQ

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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD

#1 Anatolian Shepherd A L L S Y S T E M S *

*a l l systems as of 1 1 /30/18

C H E VA L I E R S D U R O L A N D ’ S PUMPKIN PIE Pumpkin G R A N D C H A M P I O N

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Its always tea time...

GCh Stone Run Afternoon Tea

#1 Standard Poodle * #4 Non Sporting Dog *

Thank you to the Judges who made 2018 possible, looking forward to the New Year

Bred byConnie Unger Owned by Connie Unger & William Lee Presented by Chrystal & Paul Clas PHA Assisted by Casey Bair Always presented by

*DN stats as of 12/31/18

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POODLE (STANDARD)

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AMERICAN FOXHOUND

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CHINESE SHAR-PEI

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*ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 12/31/18

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SCOTTISH TERRIER

*SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/18

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Westminster Moments A Few of My Favorite Photos ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DAN SAYERS A p h o t o - g r a p h c a p t u r e s a moment

by amateur and professional photographers alike. The West- minster images that follow are a few of my favorite photos that I was lucky enough to capture. This image of a Pekingese and his handler in the spotlight at Madison Square Garden epitomizes the glamour of West- minster. In the arena that has fêted its fair share of interna- tional celebrities, this handler and his charge command the viewer’s attention. The drama created by the lighting forces the eye onto the pair as they take center stage. There’s even something “Old Hollywood” about the moment. The gentle- man’s graceful manner recalls Fred Astaire who, through his grace and technical prowess, always elevated his partner’s performance. In this photo, all eyes are on the little lionlike creature rolling imperially across the carpet. His courage, dignity and boldness—not to mention his envelope-shaped head—is clearly visible for the world to see. Little dogs often make the biggest impression, especial- ly when their size is offset by the trophies that tower over them. When the Affenpinscher was awarded Best in Show at Westminster, this once obscure breed was thrust onto the world stage. Before he stood for his official win photo between the James Mortimer Memorial Sterling Silver Trophy

in time. More spe- cifically, photos allow us to relive singular moments that might otherwise be gone from our memory. Whenever we look at the images pre- served on paper or on a hard drive, the past becomes present again. For exhibitors, the win photo holds

particular significance. However, just as invaluable to the preservation of the past are the candid shots that record a dog’s wonder, not just its win. Those moments of spontane- ity appear at every show, both in the ring and behind the scenes. With a bit of luck, they can be recorded for posterity

and the Westminster Legend hand-engraved Steuben Crystal Trophy, this Toy Wonder was playfully tossed into the air by his handler— an act of joy that had clearly been carefully practiced. Now, with four feet planted firmly on a table draped in Westminster’s signature purple and gold, the little guy seemed eager to lean forward in the direction of the offi- cial photographer. He was ready for his close- up, having just proven that dogs—especially “monkey-dogs”—can fly. Not every breed of dog rolls or flies to vic- tory. At least one has the animation of a Hack- ney Horse. This Group-winning Miniature Pinscher could hardly contain her excitement as she was selected from a lineup that includ- ed many of the previous year’s top-winning Toys. In a burst of delight that demonstrated her breed’s well-known self-possession and spirited presence, this tiny treasure owned her moment on the Garden floor. (Even if she could do so only on her hind legs!) Ever the bundle of energy, the Min Pin’s focused gaze is directed toward her handler who is just beginning to step out from the “chorus line” to take position in the center of the world’s most famous amphitheater. Begging for attention comes naturally to many breeds, including the gregarious Norfolk Terrier. With her sparkling eyes, this keen and fearless performer refuses to accept that she’s anything but a giant as she stretches to meet her handler’s eyes. (Or is it a treat that’s so tempting?) So determined is this wily—and wiry—little rascal to get her way that she’s lifted her left front paw as if to say, “Hey, that’s mine, give it here!”

The drama created by Madison Square Garden’s theater lighting is unforgettable.

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CARDIGAN WELSH CORGI

Westminster Moments: A Few of...

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DAN SAYERS continued

Her whole expression positively spar- kles in anticipation of things to come. For the moment, however, she remains tight-lipped. Her pleading eyes, subtle of brow and in perfect harmony with her dropped ears, are doing all the talk- ing. They seem to ask only for her han- dler’s undivided attention. Not every dog is effusive in its devo- tion. Some are downright flirtatious. With his attention-grabbing mantle of long, silky white hair, this Maltese megastar’s appeal is undeniable. A pair of black bowties is all he needs to wear to Westminster’s black-tie event.

Fearless and affectionate, this playful playboy knows how to make the most of his moment in the spotlight. Although his dark, round eyes and black button nose command attention, he neverthe- less has a trick up his sleeve to ensure that he’s remembered. With a flick of his tongue he’s transformed himself from the merely beautiful to the utterly unforgettable. By casually “wetting his whistle” at just the right moment, he’s become a canine Casanova. Perfectly coiffed hair is an attention grabber, certainly. Consider the Poodle with its distinctive English Saddle and

Continental clips, traditionally fash- ioned and carefully groomed by the best hands in the business. The dense, curly coat of this distinctive breed is typically teased (straightened!) and sprayed to within an inch of its life. However, the breed may also appear in the show ring in a coat of cords as demonstrated by this dignified dog. His white locks— unkempt though they may appear— seem to dance in response to the colors that surround him. His alert gaze down a long, straight muzzle is every bit as imposing as that of the well-manicured dogs with which he shares a ring. Proof

Little dogs can appear quite big when standing on Westminster’s trophy table.

This Min Pin and her handler step deliberately out of the “chorus line.”

Begging for attention is part of the Norfolk Terrier’s many charms.

With one gesture, this Maltese proves that he’s a canine Casanova.

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SHIH TZU

Westminster Moments: A Few of...

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DAN SAYERS continued

positive that there’s no denying the appeal of hair tousled “just so.” Not every breed benefits from a col- orful coat or clever hairstyling. Beauty is simply skin deep for some. Take for instance this lithe Italian Greyhound cradled in the arms of his smartly- attired handler. Both characters sport a distinctively smooth noggin and a dis- tinguished profile that suggests a partic- ular nobility. The streamlined IG is even dressed in white accents that mirror the gentleman’s necktie. Or is it the other way around? Their gazes are fixed, though the attention of man and beast is not shared. As the handler looks for inspiration from above, the diminutive Toy seems intent on something across the ring. Perhaps he’s spied a friend among the many thousands of faces in the crowd. Or maybe that’s just the look of elegance and grace.

At Westminster, boldness is not dependent on size. In fact, it’s often the smaller dogs that command the most attention as this Tibetan Spaniel dem- onstrates. With head and tail carried proudly, he seems to be moving dutiful- ly toward his destination with a sense of purpose—if not urgency. With forward- looking eyes, this watchful companion appears to be floating across the carpet of green with only the feathering of his toes brushing the floor. His focused handler seems to be studying the little dog’s every move, matching his footfall with that of his companion. The perfect harmony they share is best demonstrat- ed by the freewheeling show lead that’s completely free of tension. Its undulat- ing curves allow us to “see” the easy rhythm of their movements. A tight lead would have destroyed the picture. Rare is the dog that cannot take a bad photo. For example, the grace and

symmetry of this Saluki is evident even from a three-quarter rear angle. (Imag- ine how he must appear in the eyes of the spectators standing three-deep on the opposite side of the ring!) The pow- er of this image is not one of sentiment, but of structure. Sloping shoulders, straight forelegs, strong hindquarters, and stifles strongly bent leave no doubt that this statuesque figure is capable of galloping across the sands of time. In the present moment, however, he remains still under the steady hand of his handler. Just as steady is the atten- tion from the gallery. As they consider the creature standing before them, a flash from behind the handler went off at the very moment I snapped this pho- to. The result, at least in the eye of this amateur photographer, is one of pure magic. Westminster magic!

A corded Poodle evaluates the competition with hair tousled ‘ just so.’

Both IG and handler sport a distinguished profile and a determined gaze.

This Tibbie and handler share a loose lead as well as a quick-moving gait.

The sudden flash from a hidden camera provides a little Westminster magic.

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*ShowSight breed stats as of 12.31.18

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BICHON FRISE

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SPANIEL (CLUMBER)

*ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 12.31.18

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B A R B E R R Y H I L L WOO D H O T C H I L D I N T H E C I T Y Grand Champion

BREEDERS/OWNERS Ellen M. Charles, Lisa Bettis, Paula & Matt Abbott BREEDER Paula Hendricks | HANDLERS Lisa Bettis & Ryan Wolfe Thank you Judge Diane Anderson

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BICHON FRISE

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SEALYHAM TERRIER

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FRENCH BULLDOG

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*all systems as of 12/31/18 *DN stats as of 12/31/18

owners Cindy Pitta & mary erickson breeders Lisa & Robert Sobon handler Catrina Castro

LARCAN’S MEYER MADE LEMONADE RN TN CGC ChaGaGmra p niod n

THANKS TO ALL THE JUDGES THAT HAVE RECOGNIZED THIS BEAUTIFUL BOY

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LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO

MULTIPLE group placements LAGOTTO all breed* number ffivve LAGOTTO breed** number seven with limited showing

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*showsight all breed stats as of 11.30.18 **showsight breed stats as of 11.30.18

A L L S Y S T E M S * Newfoundland N U M B E R O N E 2 0 1 7 A N D 2 0 1 8

W O R K I N G D O G * * T O P T E N 2 0 1 7 A N D 2 0 1 8

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L O V E D & OWN E D B Y : K AT H Y WO R T HAM P R E S E N T E D B Y : K I M & G I G I G R I F F I T H

C O - OWN E D B Y : MA R Y W . P R I C E & C A R O L B E RG MA NN B R E D B Y : G I G I G R I F F I T H & C A R O L B E RG MA NN

*SHOWSIGHT ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 2017 and 12.31.18 | **SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 2017 and 12.31.18

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NEWFOUNDLAND

G C H P O C E A N O D A R B Y D A L E ’ S X E C U T I V E D E C I S I O N

wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

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What a fantastic year for Oli and Rhanda Glenn! They were the number one BRT all systems*.

He (Oli) now holds the records for most All-breed (9343), breed (613) and GCh (372) points in a year. As well as most group placements (64) which in- cluded 18 group 1s! We also won our first BIS (in Atlanta no less) to go along with 3 RBIS and the BOB win at the BRTCA Nationals. He finished as the num- ber 17 ranked working dog** in the country! Oli also achieved GCH silver and GCH gold status during the year. He is now the number 6 ranked BRT all-time and moving up fast. Here’s to a fabulous 2018 and looking forward to continued success in 2019!

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BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER

RECORD BREAKING BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER BEST IN SHOW • MULTIPLE GROUP PLACING • MULTIPLE RESERVE BEST IN SHOWWINNER 2018 BRTCA National Specialty Best in ShowWinner

number seventeen ALL AT JUST 3 YEARS OLD! BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER WORKING DOG ** number one A L L S Y S T E M S *

*all systems as of 12/31/18 **ShowSight all breed stats as of 11/301/18

OUR GRATITUDE TO ALL JUDGES WHO HAVE RECOGNIZED OLI’S FINE TYPE AND QUALITY

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MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW WINNER & MULTIPLE SPECIALTY WINNER

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POODLE (TOY)

T H A N K Y O U J U D G E S

BEST IN SHOW MS . C A R O L B R OWN

BEST IN SHOW MR S . S U L I E G R E E N DA L E - PAV E Z A

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*SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/18

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DACHSHUND (WIREHAIRED)

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BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX KENNEL CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS 2019 ©2019 Mydogphoto.com

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WHIPPET

CH BO-BETT AIRFORCE ONE

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On the Line The Power of Sound BY BJ ANDREWS

T he world’s first animal website is known for factual information about dogs, including their ‘other senses’ and oddities which science can’t explain. One of most mys- terious is Coral Castle built in the early 1920’s in what was then a remote area of south- ern Florida. The clos- est town was optimis- tically named Florida

documented cases of dogs (and cats) finding their family that moved to a distant state! You may want to explore the science of Ley Lines. So who was this guy (who didn’t own a dog)? Research reveals he was born in 1887 in Latvia. Several sources report (after the fact) that he was from a long line of stonemasons and came to America in 1913 after suffering a shattered romance. In 1919 Leedskalnin moved to Florida where he survived a bout of tuberculosis through treatment with magnets. There is an alternative medicine story there, one proven effective by horses and dogs but that’s for another time…what may be significant is the power of magnets is still being explored and we would not be the first to wonder if magnetic energy could have been used in building Coral Castle. Even today there is no documentation on how Coral Castle was built but as a native-born Floridian I can tell you it is real, a monument to physics we have yet to understand in the 21st Century. We built a hydrogen bomb and put men on the moon but nearly a century ago Leedskalnin discovered the science of sound and the power of magnetics. It is something every dog owner should explore. No one has anyone ever explained how the little man moved coral 20-ton rocks delivered to him on flatbed trucks in the dead of night. At least “that’s what they say” because again, there is no evidence whatsoever to explain how he unloaded the trucks without a crane or other heavy equip- ment. None. Not even a wheelbarrow on the premise. Aerial photography confirmed the impossible. Religious scholars are quick to point out that Tibetan Monks moved boulders with sound—by chanting. Today we have internet but “psychic phenomenon” brings little inter- est from a society conditioned to 20-second sound-bites and Twitter’s 140-character limit. That said, stay with me as we burn up Facebook’s recently increased 63,206 characters because to understand your dog, you need to understand the power of sound. Your personal pet knows things the world’s greatest scien- tists have given up trying to explain. For example, they know elephants communicate through sound that carries between 10 and 20 miles and is “read” through their footpads. Marine biologists have discovered that whales communicate through sound that travels 100 miles underwater! We accept magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as commonplace but we’ve forgot- ten the power of sound and ignore that which can only be termed a miracle. The puzzle that is Coral Castle has been put together by dozens of amateur scientists, religious scholars, and others who readily admit they have no explanation! We are fasci- nated by the pyramids but we refuse to think about how they were built and how those stones fit perfectly. Neither do we want to ponder the massive stone that Leedskalnin made into a gate. It weighs over nine tons but swivels easily. When the gate finally needed repair 30 years after Leedskalnin passed on, they had to call in a giant crane to move it and even with today’s science and technology, engineers could never make it move as weightlessly and effortlessly. Let this be a reminder that we don’t know what we don’t know. When your dog suddenly “hears something” and barks, don’t automatically scold him, read him carefully. We under- stand their incredible sense of smell but some dogs are tuned in to things we will never comprehend.

City, Florida (2018 population under 16,000). Today one of the world’s greatest scientific mysteries is just a mildly inter- esting tourist attraction. The man who created the inexplicable was Edward Leed- skalnin. He was not covered by the press back then because no one would have believed Coral Castle was real and there were no photographs to back up the impossible. So it was in virtual obscurity that a physically unimpressive man only five feet tall created a living mystery. He “built” Coral Castle over a period of 28 years, from 1923 until he died alone, unher- alded, in 1951. But Edward Leedskalnin may have proved what some dog owners know and a phenomenon proven by migrating birds. And did we mention the “Lassie Come Home” stories based on their unerring sense of direction? There are hundreds of “LET THIS BE A REMINDER THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW.

WHEN YOUR DOG SUDDENLY “HEARS

SOMETHING” AND BARKS, DON’T AUTOMATICALLY

SCOLD HIM, READ HIM CAREFULLY.”

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2 0 1 9 H O T T E S T N EW T E AM

& Ashley Cuzzolino

CH CAROSEL V. EPIC SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL CGC

MBISMBISS AMGCHTiburon Arsenal x CHCarosel Just Like aWomanWAC CGC

Liberty finished her Championship with 2 Specialty Majors including a 5 pt major at Royal Canin National. Watch out for this stunning duo in the Special Ring in 2019!

Owners & Breeders Eric & Lynda Glofka Epic Dobermans 813-299-3534

Co-Breeder Carol Petruzzo

Photo by Amber Jade Aanensen

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DOBERMAN PINSCHER

Looking forward to a great 2019

3X NATI ONAL SP EC IALTY WI NNE R

AKC NATI ONAL CHAMP I ONSH I P SPORTI NG GROUP WI NNE R

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candids taken by G Griffith

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AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

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 W I N N I N G

2018 #1 ACD BI TCH ALL SYSTEMS * 2018 #2 ACD ALL SYSTEMS * & NAT IONAL SPECIALTY BOS 2017-2018

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S I L V E R G R A N D C H A M P I O N

SHAL IMAR & OAKWOOD MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE RENEGADE

Handled by: Kim & Gigi Griffith

Bred & Owned by: Jacquelyn Johnson Robert Moore

Co-Owned by: Kelli Watkins Kim Griffith Joyce Rowland

Bred, Owned & Handled by: Chris Ann Moore

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*all systems as of 12/31/18

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POODLE (STANDARD)

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2 # all breed *** 1 Grand champion ** # 1 Breed * # 2 owner handled **** # finnish spitz in america * & canada

zoom DV9K9’s Talvi Lahja * ShowSight breed stats as of 11/30/18 ** AKC GCH Stats as of 11/30/18 *** ShowSight all breed stats as of 11/30/18 **** AKC NOHS stats as of 2018 R B I S Mu lt i - g rou p w i n n i ng aM G C H G / CA N G C H FINNISH SPITZ

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The third and youngest gold grand champion finnish spitz in akc history!

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BOXER

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Lines from Linda Frank Murphy - AKC Registered Handlers Program 2018 Handler Of The Year BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR O n Decem- ber 4, Frank and Deb Mur- Handlers’ Program had named Frank as its 2018 Handler of the Year! Yay! Now we had even more reason to celebrate! Each year AKC RHP honors one member who exempli- fies their ideals of conduct and professionalism. Other out- standing nominees this year were Phil Booth, Shane Harper, Ernesto Lara, and Gabriel Rangel.

phy and I were head- ing to Greenville’s Poinsett Club for the annual member’s Christmas gala. Frank didn't mention it, but Deb was bubbling over with pride for her hus- band. On their way to my house they had just received the news that The American Ken- nel Club Registered

Being a member of AKC RHP assures clients that their dogs are with true professionals who must adhere to the highest standards of our sport. Look at this impressive list of members: Jason Bailey, Barbara Beissel, Doug Belter, Amy Booth, Phillip Booth, Kerry Boyd, Bryan Briley, Stephen Cabral, Kim- berly Calvacca, Sue Cannimore, Amanda Carlson, Douglas Carlson, Carlos Carrizo, R.C. Carusi, Paul Catterson, Gretchen Conradt, Timothy Conradt, Tuni Conti, Geoff Dawson, Gwen DeMilta, James Dickson, C.J. Favre, Nina Fetter, Kaki Fisher, Robert Fisher, Lisa Gallizzo, Diego Garcia, Rindi Gaudet, Andrew Green, Sara Gregware, Dee Hanna, Tara Hartman, Shane Hooper, Lydia Hovanski, Cynthia Huckfeldt, Erin Karst, Laura King, Tiffany Knox, Peter Kubacz, Ernesto Lara, Angie Lloyd, Karen Mammano, Sam Mammano, Kelly Marquis, Lisa Miller, Kathryn Mines, Roslyn Mintz, Moe Miyagawa, Leesa Molina, Lori Mowery, Frank Murphy, Patricia Murray, Mary Norton-Augustus, Clark Pennypacker, Matthew Perchick, Sarah Perchick, Gabriel Rangel, Ivonne Rangel, Lori Sargent, Tara Schultz, Carissa Shimpeno, Dave Slattum, Erin Sposito, Valerie Stanert, Cliff Steele, Hiram Stewart, Greg Strong, Debbie Struff, Allison Sunderman, Sharon Svoboda, Evan Threlfall, Stacy Threlfall, Meagan Ulfers, Alissa Welling and Linda Williams. Frank has been a member of the AKC Registered Handlers Program since its first year and feels it is very necessary to give the people who hire handlers a choice between a hobby handler and a professional who has dedicated his life to the sport. Someone whose facility at home and at the dog shows has passed the application process, undergoes inspections, does continuing education yearly, carries insurance, uses contracts, and by wearing a lapel pin, is the face of the pro- gram at the dog shows. When I asked Frank how long he has been crazy about dogs he told me a story about when he was twelve years old. He was living in Brooklyn, New York and he used to walk to a pet shop by his house. There were books from TFH publica- tions called How to Raise and Train your Irish Wolfhound , or Whippet or Doberman, or whatever breed you wanted. The first chapter of the books were breed specific and the rest of the books were all the same. In the early seventies’ they cost a dollar a piece. He was buying one when the owner of the pet shop asked him how many of the books he owned. He told the man forty-one. The man showed him a big thick book from TFH that was the first chapter of all the other books in one, but, it cost thirty-nine dollars. At twelve years old, Frank had never had that much money so the man asked him if he wanted a job. After that Frank worked every night from six o’clock until seven feeding the puppies washing the bowls and putting the puppies away for the night. He made $1.25 each night and soon bought the book. Frank had never been to a dog show until after college. He was working as an electrician and went to four years of night school to get his master electrician license. He had a Collie

Deb Murphy congratulating her husband at the Poinsett Club

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GRAND CHAMPION CH MPW’ S BABARS NO DEPOS I T NO RETURN

OWNED BY CONSUELO CHAMPLIN BRED BY VICTORIA L. BRADDOCK & PHYLLIS WRIGHT HANDLED BY PAUL CLAS, PHA LAKESIDE KENNELS

ASSISTED BY CASEY BAIR

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BEAGLE (OVER 13 IN.)

Lines from Linda: Frank Murphy...

BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR continued

Deb and Frank Murphy ringside

The Murphy’s hiking at Caesar’s Head with Carrick and Teagan

Deb and Frank Murphy and the author

Frank with assistant Nacho Calvo

that he was showing in obedience and a German Shepherd that he showed in Shutzhund. He taught obedience classes every week for the Orlando Dog Training club. In 1983 he bought his first Rhodesian Ridgeback so he could show in conformation. In 1989 his bred by exhibitor bitch won BOW’s at the national. She later broke the record for BIS’s. In 1991 Frank was a project super- intendent on a missile assembly plant in Martin Marietta in Orlando. He also had a pet supplies store in Orlando, Florida. Murphy had been showing dogs for peo- ple for several years when he realized

he was making more money by lunch- time the first day of the dog show than he was taking home in his paycheck, so when the job was complete he left the electrical contractor. Thirteen years ago, Frank left Flori- da and built the facility he now has in upstate South Carolina. His life changed forever when he was introduced to Deb at the funeral of his longtime client, Sam Lawrence. He and Deb have now been married for seven years. Deb’s son Donald works in California and her daughter Kayla is a senior at the University of South Carolina. Finding

Deb, Donald, and Kayla has turned out to be Frank’s greatest win of all! When Frank and Deb are not working on their property they enjoy breeding Rhode- sian Ridgebacks, riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle in the mountains, and hiking with the dogs. Purina Pro Plan Summer 2018 Dog Update featured FM Kennels in their publication Kennel Smarts. Take a look and see the Murphys’ beautiful facility. Congratulations Frank! You opti- mize the professionalism of our American Kennel Club Registered Handlers’ Program.

Awarding Handler of the Year plaque and sterling silver AKC RHP pin are: (L/R) Pattie Proctor, Mary Dukes, Field Coordinator, Tim Thomas; Program Director, Frank Murphy; Field Coordinator, Gina Weiser and Royal Canin’s Erica Vogt, Brian Bonsall and Jason Taylor

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NORWICH TERRIER

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*all systems as of 12/31/18 **ShowSight all breed stats as of 12/31/18

CH SILVERLAKES PUTTIN ON THE RITZ

FINISHED HIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWWITH 4 MAJORS: 3 Specialty/GSPCA supported entries • 1 all breed Best in Sweeps, GSPCA Regional Specialty BIS Beginner Puppy • 3 Group 1's Beginner Puppy

Breeder/Owner/Handlers: Barbara & Dr. Gary McNeill • Breeders of Merit Oklahoma City, OK • 405-833-1774 • Silverlakegsps.com

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POINTER (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)

RBIS MBISS INT/AM GCHS SILVERLAKES THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, CGCG, TKA

AOM ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

DOG SHOW # 5 A L L B R E E D * # 11 B R E E D **

*ShowSight all breed stats as of 11/30/18 **ShowSight breed stats as of 11/30/18

Breeder/Owner/Handlers: Barbara & Dr. Gary McNeill • Breeders of Merit Oklahoma City, OK • 405-833-1774 • Silverlakegsps.com

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*ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 12/31/18

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BEAGLE (13 IN. AND UNDER)

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A L L S Y S T E M S 2 0 1 6 , 2 0 1 7 , 2 0 1 8 * A M E R I C A ’ S NUMB E R ON E Australian Cattle Dog T H A N K Y O U T O A L L T H E J U D G E S W H O H A V E A P P R E C I A T E D A N D R E W A R D E D W Y A T T

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AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

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R E T I R I N G A T W E S T M I N S T E R L O O K F O R W Y A T T ’ S S O N W H O W I L L B E F O L L O W I N G I N H I S F O O T S T E P S .

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PORTUGUESE WATER DOG

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BOSTON TERRIER

*SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 11/30/18

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION BY STEPHANIE SEABROOK HEDGEPATH PART ONE OF A SERIES

a German Shepherd Dog. I foundered for years trying to relate how my dog resembled his Standard, without the benefit of mentors with any real depth of knowledge on the breed. I started attending the German Shepherd Club of America’s national specialty each year where I had the great fortune to be befriended by Patricia Parsons and Scootie Sherlock of Caralon German Shepherd/Pembroke Welsh Corgi fame. They introduced me to Dr. Charles Kruger of Schaferhaus (also founded in German Shepherds and then deeply involved with the Pembroke Welsh Cor- gi) and my canine education began. Sit- ting ringside between these three peo- ple throughout all of the huge classes as they discussed in depth the attributes and faults of the dogs standing and moving before us in the ring gave me a foundation from which to begin my studies. At that time, there were very few publications devoted to the study

of the canine and I quickly learned that reading something and thinking that you understand it and then watching it with someone there to explain exactly what I was seeing, were two vastly dif- ferent experiences. With help from my mentors and attending any and all seminars on the dog, no matter what the breed, it all began to make sense to me. That is why I have devoted so much time, effort and energy into writing articles and pro- ducing DVDs on the canine in order to pass on what I have learned. I am not an authority on canine anatomy. I cannot name all of the muscles that cause the skeletal structure to move. What I hope to accomplish with this series is to get each of you thinking about your breed and what really makes it unique. This series on form and function and will emphasize skeletal structure and move- ment and balance in the dog. Before we get into how form follows function, I do

INTRODUCTION I have found that the more I study other breeds, the better I under- stand my own breed. I began my lifelong journey in 1969 with the purchase of my first “show” dog,

“AT THAT TIME, THERE WERE VERY FEW PUBLICATIONS DEVOTED TO THE STUDY OF THE CANINE AND I QUICKLY LEARNED THAT READING SOMETHING AND THINKING THAT YOU UNDERSTANDING IT AND THEN WATCHING IT WITH SOMETHERE TO EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT I WAS SEEING WERE TWO VASTLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES.”

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