Showsight Presents the Schipperke

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SCHIPPERKE Q&A

AMY GOSSMAN John and I live in Cannon Falls, Minnesota and I groom dogs at a veterinary hospital. My first Schipperke arrived in 1986 and began exhibiting in 1987. ANN GROSSER I live in Phoenix, Arizona. Besides dogs, we enjoy fam- ily and all that implies. Also we have a house boat on Lake Powell which we enjoy and our Skips enjoy just as much, even though they probably started out as small all around farm dogs, not barge dogs as the myth suggests, but that was so long ago that no one knows for sure. AKC shows them in the Non-Sporting group, but in other parts of the world they are shown in the Herding group. As a matter of fact, my very first Schipperke won a Herding group in Mexico. I have loved dogs my whole life and owned my first dog, a Doberman, at age three. My husband showed an all-breed High in Trial Ger- man Shepard Dog in 1970, then we showed horses until the early 1980s, before going back to dogs and dog shows. GERI GERSTNER HART

did so until I had my second child. Now, I only show my own dogs and the Goldens that I co-own with my mother. DR. MARY KRAUS

I live in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I am a night Pharmacist for a retail phar- macy. I have been in dogs since I was born and have been showing over 35 years.

BETH LILLY

I live in Texas. Outside of dogs, I love photography and work in infor- mation technology. I have 35 years in dogs and 26 years in showing.

KRISTIN MORRISON

We live in Sun Prairie, Wiscon- sin, right outside of Madison. I work part-time for a building company. We recently finished building a new home, so a lot of our time is devoted to re- organizing, unpacking and taking care of unfinished projects. I have literally been in dogs all of my life, as my moth-

I have lived in Connecticut all my life. Outside of dogs, I am a certified Veterinary Technician. I enjoy knitting and spending time with my family. My two boys are becoming very active in sports, so I definitely see more sport- ing events in my future. I was born into a dog show family. I began show- ing when I was nine, so we are look- ing at about 30 years of showing.

er has bred Golden Retrievers for over 50 years. I have been showing since I was 10 years old, starting out in Junior Show- manship. In high school, I began handling professionally and

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