Showsight December 2022

Showsight - The Dog Show Magazine: December 2022 Edition, featuring articles, tips, and information provided with help from breeders, owners, handlers, club members, and judges who have agreed to share their expertise with us.

31 1992-2023 Celebrating 31 Years of Dedication to the Sport of Purebred Dogs

31 1992-2023 Celebrating 31 Years of Dedication to the Sport of Purebred Dogs

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Sporting Dog* Number One TOP 10 ALL BREEDS *

“Thank you to judges Robert E. Hutton, Todd Clyde and Joe Walton 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

*AKC stats as of 10/31/22

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SPANIEL (IRISH WATER)

S loane

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

“Quality Consistently

Recognized and Rewarded”

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POINTER (GERMAN SHORTHAIRED)

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MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING

OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO ALL THE JUDGES THAT BELIEVE IN CARMA. Mr. Christian Molina, Mrs. Gale Young, Mr. Juan Pio Milano Ruiz, Mr. Joaquin Rosa, and Mrs. Polly Smith, (not pictured Mrs. Debra Thornton and Dr. John V. Ioia).

OWNED BY Dr. John Keith Nichols M.D., Angela Denise Nichols RN & Amanda Shea BRED BY Berna Hart Welch & Amands Shea HANDLED BY Ginny Kincer

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STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER

*AKC STATS AS OF 10.31.22 SCOTTISH TERRIER

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BRIARD

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Thank you judges

Best In Show MRS. LINDA HURLEBAUS Reserve Best in Show MR. JOHNNY R. SHOWMAKER Reserve Winners Bitch MR. SAM HOUSTON MCDONALD

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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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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RETRIEVER (GOLDEN)

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American Gold Grand Champion International Champion Mexican Champion

Panamerican Champion Costa Rican Champion San Jose Champion Grand Champion Costricense Panamerican champion Americas & the caribbean winner 2021 Intercontinental Champion Greek Champion Crufts Qualified 2023 Multi Bis

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Dutch Winner 2022 and Group 4

Breeder Valeria Black Owners Jacqueline Finkel & Amber Finkel Handlers Ethel Robles vargas & Martin Egozcue

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BERGER PICARD

1st Berger Picard to win Best in Show in Mexico

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

Multi VBIS American Gch Mexican grand ch Mexican ch

Veteran World Winner 2022 Veteran European Winner 2022 World Winner 2021 Veteran Spain Ch RSCE Veteran Winner Paris Veteran Latin Winner 2022

Breeders Elizabeth G. Richards, Jacqueline Finkel & Carol Root Owner Jacqueline Finkel Handler Ethel Robles Vargas

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BERGER PICARD

Joop

Multi Jr and Puppy Bis Mexican Jr Ch International Jr Ch Americas and the Caribbean Winner 2022 Americas and the Caribbean Junior Winner 2022

El Salvador Jr Ch Panamerican Jr Ch

Best Sighthound Puppy Best Sighthound Junior Best Sighthound of the Year (or Best Dog or Group X)

Best Afghan of the Year

2nd Place Best Puppy of the Year in Mexico

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AFGHAN HOUND

Owner Jacqueline Finkel Empire Joop

Breeder Jose Luis Payro

Handler Martin Egozcue

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Empire Bellagio

El Salvador Ch. Mexican Ch 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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GCHG BOJTOSFULU PAJKOS Aria of Perfect Images

OWNED BY CHERI HARMON-KLEIN PROFESSIONALLY HANDLED BY BRIAN LIVINGSTON

*AKC BREED STATS AS OF 10/31/22

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PUMI

# 1 PUMI BREED BITCH *

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FINNISH SPITZ IN AKC HISTORY Platinum F I R S T

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FINNISH SPITZ

GCHS Mika Take Me to the Top Liswyn at Legacy, CGC, TKN

Thank you to the following judges for his recent group wins/placements: Judi Bendt, Nicolas Debedout, Sulie Greendale-Paveza,

Krista Hansen, Carolyn Herbel, Linda Hurlebaus, Janina Laurin, Debbie Melgreen, Brian Meyer, Charles Olvis, Vicki Sandage, Rhona Silveira, Lawrence Terricone, Robert Vandiver, Marilyn Van Vleit, John Wade, and Joan Zielinski.

“The first impression of the Belgian Sheepdog is that of a well balanced, square dog, elegant in appearance, with an exceedingly proud carriage of the head and neck. He is a strong agile, well muscled animal, alert and full of life...” BSCA Breed Standard General Appearance

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BELGIAN SHEEPDOG

Belgian Sheepdog Breed *

Belgian Sheepdog All Breed *

Summit

Presented and Owned by: Cynthia Ryder Bred and Co-Owned by:

Kathy Sutton, DVM and Lisa Leffingwell

Photographer: Cathy Sheeter

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*AKC STATS AS OF 10/31/22

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31 1992-2023 Celebrating 31 Years of Dedication to the Sport of Purebred Dogs

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MINIATURE SCHNAUZER

contents CONTRIBUTORS

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The Bubble STEPHANIE HUNT-CROWLEY

A Conversation With Gail Miller Bisher

Progress Continues in the Development of a New Treatment for Canine Bone Cancer SHARON M. ALBRIGHT, DMV, CCRT

Interview with Joe Vernuccio ALLAN REZNIK

Lines from Linda LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

Candids: The National Dog Show JEAN EDWARDS

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We Are Family WALTER SOMMERFELT

Show Chairs Never Sit CHARLENE STONE & SUZANNE BENCHOFF

Doin’ What Comes Naturally RICHARD REYNOLDS

Wheelchair Mushing is More Than a Free Ride CATHERINE TYINK

Doing It All SANDY MCMILLAN

A Cautionary Tale PHIL M. GUIDRY & SHEILA H. GOFFE

It’s Really About the Dogs MICHAEL NELINSON

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BOXER

contents FEATURES

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The Pharaoh Hound VARIOUS GUESTS

186 192 200 206 218 233 301 306 309

The Dogue De Bordeaux VARIOUS GUESTS

The Silky Terrier VARIOUS GUESTS

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog VARIOUS GUESTS

The Finnish Lapphund VARIOUS GUESTS

RING-READY

The German Wirehaired Pointer VARIOUS GUESTS

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An Examination of the National Owner-Handled Series LEE WHITTIER

Jamie Donelson Memorial VARIOUS GUESTS

Photo Finish DAN SAYERS

The Professional Handlers VARIOUS GUESTS

The Owner Handlers VARIOUS GUESTS

The Chinook VARIOUS GUESTS

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier VARIOUS GUESTS

Index to Advertisers

German Shorthaired Pointer VARIOUS GUESTS

Upcoming Features

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

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*AKC stats as of 10/31/22

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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A CONVERSATION WITH GAIL MILLER BISHER WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB’S DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS The new location for the 2023 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an interesting choice. Can you tell us about the decision to relocate next year’s show to Queens? The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been an NYC event for over 144 years until the COVID pandemic caused the events to be moved to Tarrytown. We are excited to be back in NYC, this time in Queens, at an incredible, world-renowned sports center. What are some of the new site’s amenities that exhibitors will appreciate? Are there any drawbacks? The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a strong NYC sports con- nection. The public is very familiar with the site, and the facility’s sheer size allows for a significant public education opportunity. We have room to expand our events, and on Saturday, we intend to do that; announcements are forthcoming. Our sport needs to promote purpose-bred dogs and celebrate all they can do. At the USTA, we can share our messaging about purpose-bred dogs and the preservation breeders who produce them to a large audience with national media attention. We real- ize this is a new show site for everyone, and there will be many questions, but we will work to make everyone comfortable. What should exhibitors expect to encounter at the new site? How should they prepare for traveling, parking, benching, and grooming? For those flying in, JFK and LaGuardia are very close to the show site. Driving will be typical for the NYC area, but in Queens, the roads and number of pedestrians are not as congested as in Manhattan. Remember that if you stay in Manhattan or go into the city for a Broadway show, traveling between Queens and Manhattan can take 35 to 45 minutes. The recommended hotels are listed on our website, and even if they usually don’t take dogs, these hotels are allowing them for Westminster exhibitors. Remember to request the WKC block when booking. There will be two large grooming tents with electricity. Additional details regard- ing parking will be on the website westminsterkennelclub.org as they become available. The new location has plenty of stadium seating to accommodate spectators. Was this part of Westminster’s reason for choosing the site? There will be seating at all competition rings. The incredible Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the Agility Finals, Juniors Finals, Groups, and Best in Show will be judged, has plenty of seating and a retractable roof. This facility hosts the nation’s top sporting events. It was built for spectators, championship-level competitions, and top competi- tors—a perfect place for WKC events. Will the Masters Obedience and Masters Agility Finals still be part of Westminster 2023? This will be the 10th Anniversary of the Masters Agility Championship, which will once again kick off Westminster Week on Saturday, May 6, 2023. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate its tenth year and the dog & handler teams that make it such a fan favorite. The Masters Obedience Championship is scheduled on Saturday so that our week- end spectators can see these incredible dogs perform at the highest level. New Yorkers love winners and dogs, and we want them to see the best.

What is your favorite thing about this new facility? The location? The stadium’s legacy in sports? The fact that the show will be back in New York City—well, sort of? As the WKC Communications Director, keeping purpose-bred dogs relevant is para- mount. Therefore, it’s exciting to be back in NYC at a large facility where we can all delight New Yorkers with another fabulous canine cel- ebration. Remember, these prestigious WKC events continue a historical tradition, but they also serve the Club and the Sport’s mission to educate the public.

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NEDERLANDSE KOOIKERHONDJE

©julien & lambert photo 2022

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LYNDA CATTONI SARMAN RADOST BORZOI ® WWW.RADOSTBORZOI.COM | LCATTONI@ROCKETMAIL.COM

AM CH VIRSHINA LALIQUE RADOST, JC, CGC “LIBERTY” Am/Int’l MBISS Ch Truhavens Midas Run x Am/Int’l Ch Virshina Sweet Pea, CD, FCh, JC, CGC

AM CH RADOST JACOBS WELL DEL VIENTO TR, JC “JACOB” Am/Can/Int’l Ch Kenai’s Aldebaren, “Orion” x Am/Can Ch Santa Clara del Viento, JC, “Clara”

DOB: July 4, 1999 – June 5, 2012 Owner: Lynda Cattoni Sarman Breeder: Chris Bradley (Virshina Borzoi)

DOB: 03/07/2003 – 07/02/07 (due to an untimely accident) Owners: Lynda Cattoni Sarman, Patricia & James Hillyard (Timber Ridge Borzoi) Breeders: Lynda Cattoni Sarman (Radost Borzoi®) & Barbara Binder (Borzoi del Viento) 1st Bred By Ch-my Son

DOB: November 14, 2003 – May 20, 2015 Owners: Lynda Cattoni Sarman & Cricket Murray | Breeder: Karen “Cricket” Murray (Kansai Borzoi) CHIC#42046 Our Hounddaughter is one of our foundation bitches, with correct breathtaking movement, soundness, personality, structure; JOY in & out of the ring! Specialties, Group placings, with multiple BOB’s; numerous respected Judges LOVED her. Elsa’s was bred to the #1 male that still holds the record for most Specialty wins in the USA: MBIS MBISS Am GChP, Can GCH, INT’L Ch Aashtori Wildhunt Hidden Adenda, CGCA, ROMXC, “Casper”. Elsa produced 5 stunning babies that are most top winning and one being an incredible producer of successful champions, Specialty winners and now their ‘get’ are also very successful. MBOSS MGROUP PLACING GCH AM CH KANSAI’Z ELSA “ELSA” Am Ch Osdow Av Fjascho, JC, “Fargo” x BISS Am/Can CH Wind’nSatin Color On The Air, “Princess” DOB: October 29, 2009 – May 06, 2021 (almost acquired his SC) Owners: Lynda Cattoni Sarman, Karen Murray & Dawn Port Breeders: Lynda C. Sarman, Karen Murray (Kansai Borzoi) & Janice McMinn (Revelstone Borzoi) CHIC# 103320 Like his parents, our Houndson has stamped his incredible front, body type to his get. He was a true JOY! Specialty winning, with little showing, and BOB’s. He has produced some amazing Specialty win- ning babies, Grandbabies and now Great Grands have gone on to produce the same with Group placings, and other titles! Winn’s Great Grandsons and Granddaughters, one being “Dustin” is a prime example. (See below featured photo.) We are so honored and proud of all the incredible loving owners with their gorgeous babies! AM CH RADOST WHITE ROCK “WINN” MBIS MBISS AM GCHP, CAN GCH, INT’L CH Aashtori Wildhunt Hidden Adenda, CGCA, ROMXC, “Casper” x MBOSS MGroup placing GCH AM CH Kansai’Z Elsa, “Elsa”

MGROUP GCH AM CH RADOST LA VIDA DULCE “VIDA” (MBIS, MBISS AM GCHP, CAN GCH, INT’L CH, Aashtori Wildhunt Hidden Adenda, CGCA ROMXC, “Casper” x MBOSS MGroup AM GCH CH Kansai’Z Elsa, “Elsa”)

DOB: October 29, 2009 – March 07, 2018. Death due to a Vet’s fallacious treatment Owners: Lynda Cattoni Sarman & Susan Pinkerton (Menigma Borzoi-UK) Breeders: Lynda C. Sarman, Karen Murray & Janice McMinn

CHIC# 97187 Absolutely breathtaking, would be the best to describe her! Correct in body type, soundness, effortless move- ment, fast... just all around my perfect bitch! Casper and Elsa did another amazing job producing her!! She was also not shown much.. so unfortunate, as she, at a young age of 17 months, took BOB over top Specials and then went onto the Hound Group to beat out the number one Hound in the country and she almost took BIS!! This show gave her her CH title! Just so amazing! She was bred to my first “Jacob’s” brother Phoenix who produced Int’l CH, UK CH, IR CH Datcha Payatz at Menigma “Jester”, from the UK and Vida whelped 2 gorgeous females and one amazing Houndson of ours our Am Ch Radost Menigma Jacob’s Dream... he was so correct and stunning winning from the puppy class BOB and 5 point majors to complete his CH title!

Owned & Adored by: Lynda C. Sarman (Radost Borzoi®) & Rebecca Peters-Campbell (Kinobi Borzoi) Breeder: Rebecca Peters-Campbell (Kinobi Borzoi) DANCE’S HEALTH CLEARANCES CHIC: Pending number AKC DNA Profile: V916864 OFA DM TEST: Normal BZ-DM1726/12M-PI May 13 2019 OFA CARDIAC TEST: Normal BZ-BCA11/31M/P-VPI Pending Cardio testing # OFA THYROID TEST: Normal BZ-TH1333/31M-VPI CERF: Pending number Embark DNA TEST: http://embk.me/kinobiradostdancinginthestreets?utm_ campaign=cns_ref_dog_pub_profile&utm_medium=other&utm_source=embark KINOBI RADOST DANCING IN THE STREETS “DANCE” DOB: May 14, 2018 GCH DC Avalon Druid Dance Willowind, SC, GRC, TKN, CGCA, CGCU, BCAT, ATD 2019, THDN, TT, SORC2, FDC, ROM x GCH Am CH Attaway-Kinobi Gala Margarita, SC

In Loving Memory of Kinobi Radost Dancing in the Streets, May 14, 2018 – November 6, 2022. Dance, our fast, gorgeous Star, most importantly our Son, was full of JOY. He had a zest for life that could light up any venue. With a 5-point major his first time in the show ring and a 5-point major at his first field trail, we had high hopes that Dance would soon become a Dual Champion. He was expertly handled by Kelly Rackley at shows in the West and then travelled East with his other Momma, his breeder Rebecca Peters-Campbell, who shared our loved for Dance and gave him a chance to shine at shows and in the field. God called Dance home early Sunday morning. Until we meet again, our Son, our Heart, our bright shining Star, you are so loved and missed.

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BORZOI

HEALTH & LONGEVITY | TEMPERAMENT | SOUNDNESS & BALANCE CONFORMATION & STRUCTURE | SELECTION OF GOOD HOMES

GB CH KORSAKOV RADOST POWER OF LOVE MENIGMA, SHCM, SHCEX “DUSTIN” C.I.B., DK CH, FI CH, NO CH, SE CH. Lynx Seri Savitskij “Tolstoy” SKK SE10728/2012 (09/16) x AM. CH Korsakov’s Vanilla Creme

DOB: April 20, 2016 OWNED & ADORED BY: Susan Pinkerton & Lynda Cattoni Sarman BREEDERS: Patricia Triandos, Linda Harvey, Jane Bishop DM clear. Dustin is another ideal, effortless, correct structured, sound, A+ personality Borzoi whom Sue Pinkerton, his UK Mom, has done an exceptional job loving, caring and showing our Houndson. He has on record: 28 CC’s, 26 BOB’s, 8 RCC’s & 3 CACIB’s with 11 group placements, shortlisted 6 times & 5 CACIB’s with 3 FCI Group placements! UK’s Top Winning Borzoi in 2018, 2019, no award in 2020 due to COVID, 2021 and he is now currently at Top Borzoi for 2022. Dustin also has sired litters that are making us very proud in and out of the ring.

Owners: Lynda Cattoni Sarman (Radost Borzoi®), Sue Pinkerton (Menigma), Linda Wennstron (Gordi- enko) & Amanda-Cecilia Wennstron (Gordienko) Breeders: Linda Wennstron (Gordienko Borzoi) & Amanda-Cecilia Wennstron (Gordienko Borzoi) DICAH’S HEALTH CLEARANCES AKC DNA Profile: V946430 AM. CH. GORDIENKO REPLICA RADOST MENIGMA (SWEDEN) “DICAH” DOB: June 08, 2018 Fast Dreams Walk of Life “Begur” SKK SE18119/0217 x SE CH, NO CH, SE W 2016 Velikij Qalinka SKK SE45037/2014

OFA DM test – Carrier BZ-DM1727/11F-PI-CAR OFA CARDIAC TEST: Normal BZ-BCA12/30F/P-VPI OFA THYROID TEST: Normal BZ-TH1334/30F-VPI Embark DNA TEST: http://embk.me/gordienkoreplicaradostmenigmasweden?utm_campaign=cns_ref_ dog_pub_profile&utm_medium=other&utm_source=embark Microchip# 752093200006127 Absolutely breathtaking, would be the best to describe Dicah! Correct in body type, soundness, effortless movement-just like a well reined horse, fast... just all around another perfect bitch! Thank you to Breeders, Linda and her daughter Amanda, for bringing her from Sweden to our home when she was 10 weeks old! Dicah finished her AKC Am Championship title in style finished in 4 shows going BOW’s twice for (2) 5 pt majors, (3) WB for (2) 4 point majors and (1) 3 pt major. Huge thank you to handler Robin Stachon, who made her shine! Dicah is well on her way to her GCH title now, by being excellently handled by Taffe Mc Fadden and her outstanding crew! Now, she just needs points for her GCH!! Thank you to all the Judges who awarded her so favorably!

LARA’S RADOST IMPERIAL GEM “DROAMO” DOB: August 10, 2021 GCH CH Lynx Imperial Lara’s Pearl -Sweden Imp (“Dracarys”) x GCHB Am. CH Korsakov’s Lara’s Love Of Diamonds (Dustin’s Sister “Rajah”)

Owned & Adored By: Lynda Cattoni Sarman (Radost Borzoi®) & Patricia Triandos (Blue Springs Kennel) Breeder: Joseph Lara and Scott Modica (Lara Borzoi) DROAMO’S HEALTH CLEARANCES AKC DNA Profile: V10032322 OFA DM TEST: Normal BZ-DM2019/6M-PI Embark DNA TEST: http://embk.me/larasradostimperialgem?utm_campaign=cns_ref_dog_pub_ profile&utm_medium=other&utm_source=embark Microchip: 985141003971691 Home Again

“Droamo”, what a sound, strong handsome happy baby boy; our Houndson that moves like a dream! At such a young age, until now, he is so effortless. He has already, by the expert handling from our handler Kelly Rackley, acquired his first major and is pointed! One more major and a couple more points and he will be our next Am Champion Star! Thank you to Hound Judge Specialist who awarded Droamo, at 14 months old, his first major and his brother Tyrion RWD Mr. Robert Frost (see photo-our Dicah was SB!) and thank you to the other judges for his other wins! Thank you to Grandpapas/Breeders Joseph Lara and Scott Modica. We LOVE our boys and are so proud of their amazing brother Stark and gorgeous parents, Dracarys and Rajah!

LARA’S RADOST IMPERIAL DIAMOND “TYRION” DOB: August 10, 2021 GCH CH Lynx Imperial Lara’s Pearl -Sweden Imp (“Dracarys”) x GCHB Am. CH Korsakov’s Lara’s Love Of Diamonds (Dustin’s Sister “Rajah”)

Owned & Adored By: Lynda Cattoni Sarman (Radost Borzoi®), Jane Bishop (Korsakov Borzoi), Sue Pinkerton (Menigma Borzoi) & Patricia Triandos (Blue Springs Kennel) Breeder: Joseph Lara and Scott Modica (Lara Borzoi) TYRION’S HEALTH CLEARANCES AKC DNA Profile: V10032323 OFA DM TEST: Carrier BZ-DM2020/6M-PI-CAR Embark DNA TEST: http://embk.me/larasradostimperialdiamond?utm_campaign=cns_ref_dog_pub_ profile&utm_medium=other&utm_source=embark Microchip: 985141003972289 Home Again

“Tyrion”, another one of our handsome Houndson that is a sound and a happy baby boy that moves like a dream. He is brother to Droamo. At such a young age, until now, he is so effortless and so agile. Tyrion has, by the expert handling from our handler Kelly Rackley, acquired his points! Moving photo is Tyrion at 9 months old and then at 14 months he is featured winning BOS Sweepstakes at our BCNC Specialty by Judge Mr. Brad Briscoe. Thank you to all other judges who awarded him wins! He just needs his majors and a couple more points and he will be our next Am Champion Star! Thank you to all the judges! Thank you to Grandpapas/Breeders Joseph Lara and Scott Modica.

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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

Luxemburg and Greek JR CH

Fryslan Cup 2022

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Dutch Winner BOJB 2x and BOB

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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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Reserve Best In Show Winning, Multiple Group Winning & Multiple MBISS Winning

OUR APPRECIATION TO JUDGE MR. TOM DAVIES

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)

*AKC Stats as of 10/31/2022

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BASSET HOUND

Basset Bitch *

OUR APPRECIATION TO JUDGE MR. ROBERT E. HUTTON

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

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setting the gold standard

THANK YOU JUDGE MR. WILLIAM G. DAUGHERTY

BRED BY NANCY LOVELADY

OWNED & LOVED BY KIM BROWN AND NANCY LOVELADY

*AKC STATS AS OF 10/31/22

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SLOUGHI

#3 ALL BREED * #4 BREED * CURRENTLY

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

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BIS BISS GCHS BK’S CONEMARA EL CID

SMOOTH COAT CHIHUAHUA CIDNEY #3 #2 SMOOTH COAT CHIHUAHUA ALL BREED * BREED * OWNERS & BREEDERS: BARBARA K. (KATHY) SMITH & CONNI M. ROBINSON

OUR SINCEREST APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE TO JUDGES FOR THESE SPECIAL WINS.

GLEN LEJESKI, ZELL VON POHLMAN, KEIKO SHIMIZU (CIDNEY’S FIRST TIME IN THE RING AT 6 MONTHS AT THE SCCC SPECIALTY, A 5 POINT MAJOR), CAROLINE ALEXANDER, RICHARD MILLER, MR. TIMOTHY CATTERSON, RAY FILBURN, DR. IOIA, JOHN WADE, DENNY MOUNCE, MRS. VICKI L. ABBOTT, MR. JOE C. WALTON

THANK YOU JUDGE MR. ZELL VON POHLMAN

*AKC STATS AS OF 11/30/22

CHIHUAHUA (SMOOTH COAT)

JOE VERNUCCIO

BREEDER INTERVIEW BY ALLAN REZNIK ASHWOOD CAIRN TERRIERS

Where did you grow up? I grew up and have lived my entire life in different towns on the Connecticut shore - line. Living so close to New York City is an opportunity that I have always appreciated and taken advantage of. It’s not unusual to catch a commuter train just minutes from where I live and be in the city in an hour and a few minutes. I am lucky to have access to great restaurants, shopping, cultural events, and theater. Do you come from a doggy family? And if not, how did the interest in breeding and showing purebred dogs begin? I did not grow up in a dog-owning house - hold. In fact, my interest in finally getting a companion dog probably stemmed from the fact that my parents didn’t share my love for having and caring for animals. When I finally lived on my own and could have pets, I decided to attend dog shows to find the perfect purebred dog to fill my life. I was not aware that I would become fascinated

with the sport of showing dogs as well. I remember my first trip to Westminster and watching breed judging at The Garden, and I was enthralled at seeing the Cairn Terriers go into the ring—groomed, trained, and showing themselves off freely. I guess that was the day I got officially hooked on this breed. I started calling breeders the next day, trying to get my first show dog, and the breeders encouraged me to join the local Cairn Terrier club. I followed that advice, and the fun began. Who were your mentors in the sport? Please elaborate on their influence. I was fortunate to have many mentors guid - ing me on the Cairn Terrier and purebred dog landscape. I still hear their voices when judging or when I see a special dog in my travels. Dr. Alvin Novick did not come from Ter - riers, but as a close friend and inspiration he taught me many things about the dog show world, ethical judging, and making common sense decisions when it came to selecting and living with dogs. He was a Yale professor and

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SpeakEr HANDLED BY TERRI GALLE MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING AND PLACING MBIS BISS MRBS GCHG LANTANA’S TIME TO TALK AT BRADMAR CGC

OWNED BY: Barbara Eymard, Melinda Marler, & Sabrina Hewitt BRED BY: Carole Zieris THANK YOU JUDGES KAREN MCFARLANE, JUDITH A. BROWN, MICHAEL BENSON, GRACE FRITZ & EVALYN GREGORY

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TIBETAN SPANIEL

INTERVIEW: JOE VERNUCCIO, ASHWOOD CAIRN TERRIERS

his background in dogs was that he bred Shih Tzu when they were first accepted into the AKC. It was fascinating to hear him talk about how difficult it was to import foundation stock at such an ear - ly stage of a new breed. He was the Pres - ident of the American Shih Tzu Club at some point, so he could also help me understand the world of dog show clubs, politics, and successful negotiations. Over the years, many Cairn breed - ers took me under their wing and helped me understand the essence of the breed better, including Jerrie Wolfe (Rose Croft) in California who sold me my first Cairn and who had a very success - ful program at that time; Ellie Buesing (Ohioville) who is the consummate professional groomer and traditional - ist; Louise Hooper (Glenmore) who had amazing training and grooming skills and who travelled to the UK many times and helped me understand about the breed’s global roots; and Judy Sheer (Kenric’s) who had keen dog sense and a great eye for a good dog. There were many more breeders here, in the UK, and in Scandinavia who also spent time with me and shared lessons about how to manage dogs and how to make the best breeding decisions. I am grateful for them all.

The Ashwood Cairn Terriers are widely known, highly successful and well respected. What breeding philosophies do you adhere to? At the start of my breeding journey, I read every book on the breed I could find and studied pedigrees in old yearbooks, search - ing for the “type” that I wanted to recreate. The famous adage of “let the sire of the sire become the grandsire on the dam’s side” became an early breeding tool of mine. How - ever, as I became more involved in breeding, and more scientific data became available about inbreeding as it relates to health issues, I developed my eye to breed type-to-type and not be as dependent on pedigrees alone. It would be impossible to discuss the many breeding philosophies I followed in 25 years, but at the end of the day, I bred for HEALTH and sound, typey dogs that could MOVE effi - ciently and do the job they were bred to do and that had the TEMPERAMENT that I and others could live with. This included breeding Terriers that could get along in packs. I learned that not all breeders evaluate movement in dogs the same way and that peo - ple tolerate some temperament issues like shy - ness or unwarranted aggression differently. As one mentor said, you must be absolutely “bru - tal” in your breeding and culling decisions to keep the very best, well-rounded dogs if you want to succeed. Difficult but great advice.

Showing in the Terrier Group at Great Western All-Terrier Show

‘Kylie,’ Ch. Ashwood kenric’s American Idol

‘Junior,’ Ch. Ashwood Kenrics Wicked, goes BOW at Columbia Terrier under Annie Clark.

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SILVER GRAND CHAMPION PLAYING THE STANDARDS GAME BCAT, IT LORIEN THE PORTRAIT

COAT TEXTURE

SQUARE BODY

THICK SET

TOPLINE

CAPACIOUS SKULL

EFFORTLESS MOVEMENT

No matter the tic- tac- toe... Ralph wins the game! Thank you Garry Newton for the recent BOB and Group 4 recognition of Ralph

OWNERS LINDA BARCHENGER & RONALD RANDALL

SHOWN BY BREEDER LITA LONG

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OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG

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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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

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Picasso NBISS GCH CH HIDEAWAYS PARTY ARTIST 2022 National Specialty Winner

First Owner Handled National Specialty Winner in the HISTORY of the breed Multiple All Breed Owner Handler Group 1 winner Northern California Sporting Dog Show Owner Handler Group 1 (April 15, 2022)

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LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO

# 1 # 5 Owner Handled Lagotto for 2022 and 2023 * Lagotto **

Owned by Pamela Fogg & Erin K. Fogg Bred by Lynn D. Looper Groomed by Michell Evans Always Owner Handled by Erin Fogg

*AKC NOHS stats as of 11/11/22 **AKC breed stats as of 10/31/22

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INTERVIEW: JOE VERNUCCIO, ASHWOOD CAIRN TERRIERS

‘Josie,’ Ch. Ashwood Kenric’s Pussycat Doll

Going BOW at Montgomery under Jim Reynolds

How many Cairns do you typically house? Tell us about your current facili- ties and how the dogs are maintained. I usually had six Cairn Terriers in the house with me. Some had the run of the entire place, and some didn’t, all depending on their ages and manners. I’ve had periods where there were more or less, and as we all say, “Puppies don’t count!” I also co-owned dogs with oth - er breeders or companion pet owners to maintain certain lines and have access to certain stud dogs. We all have sto - ries of co-ownerships that have worked wonderfully and those that haven’t. I live in a quiet, historic neighbor - hood with about an acre that backs up onto woods. The dogs have always had great places to run and exercise their legs. The streets here have sidewalks and are tree-lined, so they are perfect for walking dogs and allowing them to satisfy their curiosity and clear their heads out. My Scandinavian breeder friends take their unleashed dogs out for long daily walks in the “forest,” and while that is impossible here, I do think a good long walk for a Terrier is like reading the morning paper!

Who were/are some of your most signifi - cant dogs, both in the whelping box and in the show ring? My biggest and most consistent winner was Ch. Ashwood Kenric’s American Idol, (Kylie) who won more specialties than any other bitch in the history of the breed and every major show that she could in her show career. It seemed that few breeders campaigned their bitches before her successful run, though now it seems more common. She was the No. 1 Cairn all-systems for most of her career and really won everything there was to win. She was breeder/owner-handled and conditioned, including to her Breed win at The Garden, making the final cut in the Terrier Group there, winning both the National Specialty at Montgomery under judge Ken McDermott and following that up by winning the Roving National under breeder-judge Chris Carter, her last show. My true heart dog and shadow, she truly never put a foot wrong in the show ring and I believe, overall, she loved the expe - rience more than I did. Kylie was that once- in-a-lifetime show dog. Ch Ashwood Kenric’s Wicked (Junior) won the Breed at The Garden under judge Peter Green for several years, just after my bitch did. He was a multi-specialty winner

Judging Norwich at Hatboro 2021

Showing Ch. Ashwood Kenric’s Pussycat Doll

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OWNED BY TERESA GORDON, TGORDONTV@AOL.COM

EXPERTLY HANDLED BY EMILY MONTOYA, STEPHEN CABRAL & OSCAR QUIROS

BRED BY KSENIA SEMIKOVA, PITERNYUF KENNELS, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

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NEWFOUNDLAND

NEPTUNE GCH PITERNYUF DEEP PURPLE CGC TKN SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2022 | 73

Let the Sunshine In

PICTURED WITH JUDGE MIMI WINKLER

GCHS WAYFARER’S YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

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COTON DE TULEAR

I Can See Clearly Now, The Rain Is Gone

COTON DE TULEAR ALL SYSTEMS * ALL YEAR

*ALL SYSTEMS AS OF 10/31/22

AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 BOB WINNER MULTIPLE RESERVE BIS WINNER MULTIPLE NON-SPORTING GROUP ONE WINNER MULTIPLE NON-SPORTING GROUP PLACEMENT WINNER WESTMINSTER KC 2022 BOB WINNER NATIONAL SPECIALTY 2022 BIS WINNER NATIONAL DOG SHOW 2022 BOB WINNER

OWNERS: MARY & RAINER SCHEER CO-OWNER/BREEDER: KIM WAY HANDLER: HARRY BENNETT

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INTERVIEW: JOE VERNUCCIO, ASHWOOD CAIRN TERRIERS

dogs being bred in North America today. The grooming has changed and become more stylized as well, but they should still retain the rugged and shaggy appearance. As in many breeds, the dogs have gotten bigger, and you would be hard-pressed to find a 9.5-inch bitch or a 10-inch male in the ring, but I believe if they look and act like Cairn Terriers they still have “type.” American dogs today are certainly more like (and competitive with) the dogs “across the pond” from the country of ori - gin and in other countries.

A Cairn Terrier should be medium and moderate in structure, and that means anything fancy or overexaggerated is incorrect. Although a fancier or judge’s eye might be captured by any exaggera - tion that makes the dog stand out, that feature is probably not desirable. Heads have changed some over the years, and small ears are becoming rarer. Addition - ally, many dogs are becoming slightly over-angulated, causing their toplines to slope which should not be typical of this breed. Breeders and judges should also pay attention that, above all, dogs have a

and a favorite of Anne Rogers Clark, who told me she had to have a copy of his win picture after putting him up. There were many other specialty win - ners that I bred, bought, or co-owned and all the moments were unique, although it’s interesting that as the years pass, it’s some - times hard to remember which rosettes went with which wins even though they meant everything at the time. Most of my dogs came down from my two foundation bitches from the Rose Croft Kennels. I spared no expense to breed to the very best stud dogs I could find at the time. I find a lot of breeders today prefer to use dogs that are already in their kennel or close by, which severely limits their opportunities. A good-produc - ing bitch is like gold and should never be wasted because of convenience. Please comment positively on your breed’s present condition, and what trends might bear watching. It’s often asked if the breed is bet - ter off today than it was 20 years ago. I think, without question, that Cairns are of better quality today. I feel that they cer - tainly move more soundly and with bet - ter reach and drive, carry better bone and substance, have bigger teeth and better bites, and have more steady dispositions. I feel that the Scandinavian importing, which began in the early part of the mil - lennium, has had a profound influence on the look and temperaments of most of the

Ch. Ashwood Kenric’s American Idol Winning an All-Breed Best in Show

Showing on Montgomery Weekend

Ch. Ashwood Kenric’s American Idol Wins the National Specialty

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AND

FOR 2023!

WINNER OF TOP 20 CKCSC, USA

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW AKC & MRBIS CKCSC

MULTIPLE GROUP PLACEMENTS

MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW WINS

NOHS SILVER ACHIEVEMENT

MULTIPLE OH BEST IN SHOWS

ALL IN 5 WEEKENDS OUT!

THANK YOU ESTEEMED JUDGES MRS. APRIL CLYDE, MRS. HEIDI MOHN, MS. EMILY FISH, AND MR. JERRY M. WATSON FOR THESE WINS!

CKCSC, USA CH & AKC MULTI BISS GCH CROWNHEIR HALLELUJAH, AW

HUMBLY BRED, OWNED AND HANDLED BY KELLY FADEL OF CROWNHEIR • 512.592.8787 • AUSTIN, TX

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CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL

INTERVIEW: JOE VERNUCCIO, ASHWOOD CAIRN TERRIERS

Showing ‘Junior’ in the Group at Westminster

Obviously, the decline of breeders and exhibitors in the sport of showing purebred dogs is a complicated issue and is certainly affected by the current economy and the amount of time and resources needed to properly prepare a Terrier for the show ring. We should all welcome newcomers into our dog communities and be willing to answer any questions they have, include them in all social functions, and provide mentoring if they show inter - est to learn. The challenge also lies with AKC to be creative in finding more opportunities for the owner-handler to be successful at shows and offer more than the current National Owner-Handled Series, which I believe many breeder-owners perceive as just an anticli - max to the regular Groups. Where do you see your breeding program in the next decade or two? While I still have several dogs, I am currently not actively breeding. Since 2013, when I was invited to judge the National Specialty under the AKC’s new rule of allowing breed - ers to judge Nationals, I put my efforts into judging education and am currently approved to judge the entire Terrier Group. Judging has been a great honor and has offered me the amazing opportunity to assess dogs at many prestigious shows across the nation and in Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK. I also continue to serve on the Board of the Cairn Terrier Club of America and currently Chair the Judge’s Education initiative. I really enjoy working with new fanciers and judges, and connecting them to mentors in their area or working with them myself. I am also very proud of our recent illustrated standard, the Illustrated Guide to the Cairn Terrier , which our committee got over the finish line several years ago. The illustrations provided by Darle Heck and the updated text really assist readers to understand the breed better. Finally, tell us a little about Joe outside of dogs... your occupation, your hobbies. I was an Operations Manager for a large nonprofit. It required wearing many hats and a strong attention to detail, both of which I enjoyed. In my free-time, I work out daily to stay fit and healthy, antique shop at outdoor markets of which there are many in New England, take care of my 100-plus-year-old home, and occasionally stream series on Netflix. While all these things are enjoyable, like many fanciers, I probably enjoy “talking dogs” with other enthusiasts the most!

Judging at Devon Dog Show 2022

strong croup that leads into a proper tail- set. If the croup dips even slightly (often this is carefully covered with hair) and the set is low, it means that the rear structure will be flawed. I believe rear structure and movement are the areas that need the most improvement today. 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?

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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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