Showsight January 2018

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

MR. DESMOND MURPHY 2017 AKC ROYAL CANIN CHAMPIONSHIP

MRS. CHARLOTTE PATTERSON 2017 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB

MR. ESPEN ENGH 2017 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB

MS. ELENA SPECTOR 2017 PROGRESSIVE TOY CLUB

MR. JASON HOKE 2017 PROGRESSIVE TOY CLUB

DR. JAMES EDWARDS 2017 AKC ROYAL CANIN CHAMPIONSHIP

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 M A D E 2 0 1 7 A S U C C E S S

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OUTSTANDING YEAR FOR EMMITT 2017 W A S A N

# 1 AFFENPINSCHER * # 2 TOY ** # 11 ALL BREEDS ***

OWNED BY DOYLE & CAROL GIROUARD

PRESENTED BY ALFONSO ESCOBEDO & ASHLIE WHITMORE

BRED BY JACKIE & TERRY STACY, TAMARIN KENNELS

*SHOWSIGHT BREED STATS AS OF 11/30/17 **DN STATS AS OF 11/30/17 ***SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12/31/17

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G R A N D C H A M P I O N

GRAND CHAMPION RUMMER RUN'S OLYMPIC SLAM DUNK

OWNERS STEVE & ANN ANDERSON HANDLER RICK JUSTICE RUMMER RUN

PHOTO BY ©ALEXANDRA GAV

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the # 2 NEWFOUNDLAND BITCH ALL BREED 2017**

#3 OVERALL AND #1 FEMALE 2017 AKC GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP* #11 NEWFOUNDLAND ALL BREED FOR 2017** AND IN THE TOP 20 FOR 2016-2017 NCA

MU LT I P L E B E S T O F O P P O S I T E S | N C A R E G I O N A L S H OWS B E S T O F O P P O S I T E | 2 0 1 6 N AT I O N A L D O G S H OW | P H I L A D E L P H I A B E S T O F B R E E D | 2 0 1 6 A KC N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N S H I P | O R L A N D O S E L E C T | 2 0 1 7 WE S T M I N S T E R K E N N E L C L U B | N EW YO R K B E S T O F O P P O S I T E | 2 0 1 7 A KC N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N S H I P | O R L A N D O 2 8 B E S T O F B R E E D S I N 2 0 1 7 | 7 G R O U P P L A C E M E N T S

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B r e d b y C h r i s t i n e L a M u r a g l i a a n d P e g g y H e l m i n g

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Jovi SILVER GRAND CHAMPION POUCH COV E ’ S L I V I N ’ ON A P R AY E R

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owned by JEANNE & CHARLES HURTY LYNNE & MARK FLORIAN

bred by JEANNE & CHARLES HURTY

presented by GREG STRONG, AKC REG’D (410) 822-2187

G E O R G I A B R O W N CJ’s Sweet

THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES WHO HAVE AWARDED GEORGINA’S FINE TYPE AND QUALITY

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R E S E R V E B E S T I N S H O W A N D 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

OWN E D BY A N N A MA R I E Y U R A CO - OWN E D BY R AY H A R R I NGTON E XC L U S I V E LY P R E S E N T E D BY J AM E S B E T T I S

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gold grand champion DUNHILL WILL I AM

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MESSAGE FROMTHE PUBLISHER HAPPY NEWYEAR

AJ ARAPOVIC

Dear Friends, The end of a year and the beginning of a new one seems a natural time to draw upon lessons learned and reflect on all the things for which we are grateful. Last month, as we gathered with family and friends, we took time to appreciate the people in our lives whom we cherish most. I too have been taking time to give thanks for those whom I’ve been blessed to work with and come to know over the past year. Since becoming an owner of SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE, I’ve personally made thousands of phone calls and sent countless emails to connect with our clients and readers. It’s been important for me to listen to what the most devoted fanciers have had to say so that we could take our publication to another level — which we have. Our followers and readership went up by over 30 percent in the last eight months! There are many people to thank for this, most importantly our clients who are supporting us month in and month out, and our employees who work day and night to bring you a publication as wonderful as SHOWSIGHT. Whenever I connect in person or via phone, I try to make every single person smile as much as possible. I understand that no two people are alike and that our clients and readers come from vari- ous cultures and every corner of the country — and the world. I’ve learned that what unites all of us is our love for dogs and the community created by SHOWSIGHT’s clients and readers. This is an immense responsibility and one that I know every member of the SHOWSIGHT family takes very seriously. We understand that we will always have further to go before we fully reach your expecta- tions and our own ambitions as a publication. We thank you for your confidence in us. Personally, it is a privilege to work for you, the dog show community. I promise that I will forever be grateful to you for taking me in as a young kid and helping to transform me into the family man I am today. I hope that you see the efforts our SHOWSIGHT team members have been making to ensure every client feels valued and supported. Above all, I hope that you know the sense of privilege we feel in serving you. Happy New Year to you, your family and friends. May 2018 be your best yet! See you soon. Yours truly,

AJ ARAPOVIC I ARAMEDIA GROUP I CEO/PUBLISHER aj@aramediagrp.com MOBILE: 512-541-8128 SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE TOP NOTCH TOYS SIGHT & SCENT THE DOBERMAN DIGEST

THE ORIENT EXPRESS BREEDERS’ ALMANAC

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PUREDOGTALK AND ARAMEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

T he voice of purebred dogs is joining forces with the publisher of Showsight Magazine, TopNotch- Toys, Doberman Digest, Sight & Scent, The Orient Express and more. “We are excited to offer the opportunity to extend this incredible resource to the entire purebred dog fancy and beyond,” said AJ Arapovic, owner of Aramedia Group. Launched in 2016, PureDogTalk boasts a constantly expanding library of audio downloads. Nearing 150 episodes to date, the podcast covers topics ranging from handling and “WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND THIS INCREDIBLE RESOURCE TO THE ENTIRE PUREBRED DOG FANCY AND BEYOND.”

grooming tutorials to interviewswithMaster Breeders, legend- ary judges, successful owner handlers, professional handlers and junior handlers, breeding, health, genetics and a wide spectrum of dog sports. “I would hear all the time from people who wanted more information, more education, more mentoring,” said host Laura Reeves. “This new partnership enables PureDogTalk to continue concentrating on exceptional content while grow- ing the business and reaching a larger audience.” “I am thrilled that Aramedia Group has acquired an educa- tional channel that will promote all aspects of the sport and purebred dogs to breeders, exhibitors, professional handlers and pet owners,” Arapovic said. “PureDogTalk shares 20th century knowledge in a 21st century way,” said producer Mary Albee. “We are able to bring purebred dog sports to your home, car, or phone—news, entertainment, mentoring, stories, all offered with warmth, humor and fun from an experienced and down to earth host.” PureDogTalk is available on iTunes, Google Play and most digital delivery systems. The new joint venture has officially launched in Orlando, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the AKC National Championship pre- sented by Royal Canin. Listen to our 140 episodes and count- ing at www.puredogtalk.com , iTunes, Google Play or other digital delivery systems.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS MONTHLY COLUMNS 30 MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER AJ Arapovic 44 TABLE OF CONTENTS 45 COVER STORY 46 SHOWSIGHT -- FROM THE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis III 52 HERD MENTALITY by Dan Sayers 74 LINES FROM LINDA by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr 86 CHEERLEADERS by Allan Reznik 92 ON THE LINE by BJ Andrews 116 ALL THE MOVING PARTS: STEWARDS by Allan Reznik 142 THE RESOLUTION SOLUTION by Dan Sayers 154 THE WORLD SHOW: LIEPZIG by Karl Donvil 1 74 MEMORIES by Linda Ayers Turner Knorr 178 BECOMING by Jacquelyn Fogel 102 AROUND THE RINGS AT THE WINTER BLAST CLUSTER! AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 187 MESSAGE FROM THE SHOW CHAIRMAN 187 • BEST IN SHOW 188 • INTERVIEW WITH BIS JUDGE MR. ROGER HARTINGER 189 • JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP 194 • BEST BRED BY EXHIBITOR 196 • NATIONAL OWNER HANDLED SERIES FINALS 200 • AKC MEET THE BREEDS® 200 • AROUND THE RINGS AT AKCNC • 220 AKC BREEDERS OF THE YEAR • SHOWSIGHT AT AKCNC 236 • PUPPY/JUNIOR STAKES 239

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BREED FEATURES

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O N T H E C O V E R

M I C H A E L & W I L M A The Standard Comes to Life

WH AT A B E G I N N I N G ! In 8 short months, Wilma starts her career with:

# 1

BOXER ALL BREED *

# 7

WORKING DOG *

14 BEST IN SHOWS 15 BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOWS 8 RESERVE BEST IN SHOWS

We are honored & grateful to all the judges who have recognized Wilma’s qualities.

S I L V E R G R A N D C H A M P I O N C I N N I B O N ’ S B E D R O C K B OM B S H E L L

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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FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR EMERITUS Joseph Neil McGinnis III AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ALL RECORDS

It is with great pride that I posed for this photo with Dennis B. Sprung, President & CEO of The American Kennel Club and Show Chairman for the AKC National Championship. To say that his work on this behalf is legion is an understatement; my admiration for him and his team knows no bounds. And it was with great pleasure that I attended my seventeenth such event, one for each year since its inception. I’ve watched this show grow from a great idea to a monumental addition to the sport of dogs, and I’m gratified to have been able to be there, ring- side, each step of the way.

Photo: Daniel J. Cartier

Everyone in attendance was stunned at the vast array of breed booths boasting of and celebrating purebred dogs. I could fill every page of this issue myself with thoughts on this show that ended a calendar year and set a new example for the future; fortunately we have many more voices and visions to share. Enjoy our coverage in addition to our regular, wonderful content. ShowSight’s eyes and ears were all over AKCNC. I do, though, want to say one more thing... Perhaps what’s most unique about this event is that it is our show. Each one of us who owns a purebred dog is a de facto member of the show-giving club. You don’t have to be a Delegate or a Board Member or an actual employee of AKC to derive pride and pleasure in this, our annual con- vention. This show can be compared to none other, and only has itself to top. I have no doubt it will continue to do so. As a guy who’s spent going on fifty years in this sport, from fledgling breeder/exhibitor to seasoned breeder/owner/handler to retired dog-magazine publisher to now AKC judge, I can only say that my enthusiasm hasn’t dimmed and my hopes for our future remain shining bright. I personally thank Mr. Sprung and all involved for their service to our world. And I wish you the very best of New Years as we enter a new calendar year full of dreams to be fulfilled and fun to be had with our dogs and our fellow fanciers. I’ve had fun all along the way,

Of course, it’s wrong to lay all the credit on the shoulders of one man; this undertaking has been a concerted, cohe- sive effort from day one. Although most of my experience with this show has been working with Mr. Sprung, Gina DiNardo, Michael Canalizo and Paula Spector, all of whose work in making AKCNC what it is today should be recog- nized by all, there are way too many to applaud and thank to mention here. Suffice it to say—and I regret that I cannot include every single name—that we all send gratitude and thanks. Should anyone question the relevance of this event, I simply say this: look at the numbers. We’re not that easy to please, so if this weren’t providing us a great deal in what- ever we look for as exhibitor, spectator, fancier, et cetera, they wouldn’t tally up the way they do. And do they ever. Numbers for each individual branch of this towering tree seem up from those previously recorded, and the newest addition to the ranks, the Puppy/Junior Stakes, blew through the predicted roof. Mrs. Kamie McHenry Eckart, President of sponsor Royal Canin, told me over dinner “We had hoped for five hundred entries. When we went over a thousand we were absolutely astounded.” With a total entry of 1229, its planners and fans have seen their vision vindi- cated, indeed. It was my distinct honor to again this year Chair the Best Booth Contest for AKC’s MEET THE BREEDS®, another event breaking records from times past and taxing the abil- ities of our stellar panel of judges. My admiration for the work of the parent and affiliated breed clubs on behalf of the dogs they favor is huge because believe me, their plan- ning and execution hours are long and enervating.

and I don’t intend to stop now. Join me. I’ll see you ringside.

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GCH LOCKENHAUS’ RUMOR HAS IT V KENLYN, “RUMOR” BEST IN SHOW

2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2015 AKC ™ National Championship Dog Show

Image used with permission. Royal Canin is not a sponsor of or affiliated with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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SKYEHIGH WESTIES PROUDLY PRESENTS

C A N A M G C H S K Y E H I G H ’ S M KC B O N A PA R T E X C A N A M C H S K Y E H I G H ’ S H A R L E Y R O S E SELENE CANADIAN/AMERICAN CHAMPION * SKYEHIGH’S MISS HYPERION

M R S . A N N Y U H A S Z F O R AWA R D I N G S E L E N E B O B AT T H E THANK YOU TO JUDGE

A KC N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N S H I P

* AKC Pending

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SKYEHIGH WESTIES PROUDLY PRESENTS

CANADIAN CHAMPION SKYEHIGH’S ONE POUND STERLING

O.P.

C A N A M G C H S K Y E H I G H ’ S M KC B O N A PA R T E X C A N A M C H S K Y E H I G H ’ S H A R L E Y R O S E

THANK YOU TO JUDGES

M S . G R AC E F R I T Z & M S . M E L I N DA LYO N B O B & G R O U P 2 F R OM T H E C L A S S E S , R I D G E F I E L D , WA

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Herd Mentality

Finding Inspiration from Livestock Breeders BY DAN SAYERS, Photography by Yann Arthus-Bertrand from the book Good Breeding

T he breeding of dogs for the conforma- tion show ring is rooted in the tradi- tions practiced by livestock breeders. However, unlike their farm animal counter- parts, today’s show dogs are largely produced with no greater expectation than to look the part of their ances- tors while running around a ring in hopes of garnering a

ribbon. Though many modern-day purebreds remain capable of performing their time-honored roles to some degree, the emphasis on their propagation and performance has increas- ingly strayed from their historic functions. As dogs become increasingly viewed by society as “people” instead of “pets” (or property), their very essence is being diminished. Some dogs can even appear so spoiled as to put their owners — and breeders — to shame. This is hardly the case for animals bred for the butcher, even those entered at livestock shows. After all, a cow’s conformation depends less on reach and drive and more on flank and sirloin. When it comes to pro- ducing animals intended for the dinner table, breeders must remain true to their animals’ heritage. They cannot afford to put undue emphasis on the “trimmings.” In this regard, dedi- cated dog breeders might do well to adopt a “herd” mentality and find inspiration from cattle, sheep and alpaca breeders.

Landrace Gilt Pig, Anslet, presented by her owners, Arthur and Joan Uglow of Devon, England. (Royal Show, England)

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& Chase

*SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 12.31.17 BREED * # 1 BITCH * # 3 ALL

Silver Grand Champion LIONHEART’S BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN AT MIKA

B R E D BY CHA S E WA DD E L L OWN E D BY K AT HY S U T TON , DVM & CHA S E WA DD E L L CO - OWN E D BY S U SAN LY B R AND E XC LU S I V E LY P R E S E N T E D BY CHA S E WA DD E L L

2016 EVA SUIK

TO ALL THE ESTEEMED Thank You

JUDGES FOR AWARDING OUR BLONDIE

T I M E L E S S

Q U A L I T Y I S

C E L E B R A T I O N S R E M E M B E R S

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G C H B P E Q U E S T ON E MOM E N T I N T I M E

May 10 th , 2008 - May 25 th , 2011

I N A S H O R T S H O W C A R E E R , B E N A C H I E V E D :

2 0 0 9 : W O N B E S T I N S H O W P U P P Y O V E R 6 0 + A L L B R E E D E N T R I E S A T T H E N Y C P R O G R E S S I V E D O G S H O W . 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 1 : W O N O V E R 2 0 M U L T I A L L B R E E D G R O U P P L A C E M E N T S , W I T H H A L F B E I N G # 1 & # 2 P L A C E M E N T S & N U M E R O U S B E S T O F B R E E D W I N S . 2 0 0 9 – 2 0 1 1 : A C H I E V E D # 2 & # 3 O N A L L B R E E D S Y S T E M S P E K I N G E S E L I S T S . 2 0 1 1 : W E S T M I N S T E R AWA R D O F M E R I T P E K I N G E S E G R O U P .

O W N E D B Y D O R O T H Y C O O P E R | C E L E B R A T I O N S P E K I N G E S E P R E S E N T E D B Y M I K E S T O N E & D A V I D F I T Z P A T R I C K B R E D B Y D A V I D F I T Z P A T R I C K

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P H O T O B Y © B E N C H A T 2 0 1 0

GCH MONAMOUR’S MyFavorite

TOKIO IS OWNED BY MARILYN TITLE & CAROLYN MCKENZIE

BRED BY KAO MIICHI

PRESENTED BY GREG STRONG AKC REG’D | (410) 822-2187

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Herd Mentality: Finding Inspiration from Livestock Breeders

BY DAN SAYERS continued

The ability to assess the quality of domestic animals is as old as domes- tication itself. Over millennia, shep- herds and cattle drovers improved their stock by sparing those animals capable of reproducing the quality of their wool or meat. For countless gen- erations, only the finest rams and fit- test of bulls were permitted to pass

along their desirable characteristics. This was true for ewes and cows that were also expected to be good moth- ers. Success in breeding wasn’t truly measured until those animals intended for slaughter had reached maturity, thus providing a return on the investment of fodder, labor and time. Likewise, sheep and cattle dogs did not pass

along their strength and agility simply becaused they were pretty or came when called. They too had to prove themselves by keeping their herds safe from predation. Although livestock shows came to the fore in the 19th century, they’ve actually been taking place for thousands of years. (Camels have been assessed

“SUCCESS IN BREEDING WASN’T TRULY MEASURED UNTIL THOSE ANIMALS INTENDED FOR SLAUGHTER HAD REACHED MATURITY, THUS PROVIDING A RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT OF FODDER, LABOR AND TIME.”

Alpine Goats, females, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Georgelet. (Agriculture Show, Paris)

Italian Heavy Draft Horse, Arco, six-year-old stallion, presented by Davide Spiniella, owned by Intermizoo S.P.Q. (Verona Agriculture Fair, Italy)

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Herd Mentality: Finding Inspiration from Livestock Breeders

BY DAN SAYERS continued

Australian Merino Rams presented by their owners, Emilio Jorge and his wife, Susana Ferro, of Cabaña “La Adela.” (Valdés Peninsula, Chubut Province, Argentina)

on the sands of the Arabian Peninsula since Biblical times.) However, the busi- ness of breeding and showing stock didn’t switch into overdrive until the 1950s. During this period, breeders of Appaloosas and Appenzeller Sen- nenhundes—not to mention Abyssin- ian cats and Abbyssinian guinea pigs— gathered in large numbers at state fairs and town halls throughout much of Europe and America. State-sponsored events and private clubs hosted com- petitions that drew exhibitors from far and wide. Always at stake was the honor of taking home awards bestowed by expert adjudicators. Best in Show

eventually became the ultimate prize, coveted by breeders of rabbits, canar- ies and pedigreed dogs alike. Unfortu- nately, the desire to be considered “the best of the best” has resulted in compe- titions less focused on breeding stock and more focused on winning with any- body’s stock. And despite the fanfare that has become associated with many animal exhibitions held throughout the world, the desire to win at all costs has brought about a despair for some. Only the most passionate of breeders can stay the course. This is why it is so impor- tant to find inspiration from breeders of every ilk.

Livestock shows can be a great source of inspiration for the dog breed- er. Discovering “new” varieties of rabbit and poultry can do wonders for some- one no longer impressed with the sight of a Bracco Italiano or Bergamasco. And talking with breeders of goats or don- keys can remind any dog breeder that every domestic animal deserves to be protected. Dog breeders may not sup- ply food for the table or fibre to be spun into yarn, but we do provide the world with the hardest-working and most devoted companion animals on the planet. What could possibly be more inspiring than that?

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G R A N D C H AMP I ON L A N BU R ’ S S I MP LY R I V E T I N G

ROS I E I S I N THE TOP 2 0 ALL BREED *

...And she did finishing her Championship and Grand Chanpionship in 2017 with multiple group placings, a specialty win and Award of Merit at Westminster. Thank You Judge Gloria Geringer for the wonderful win at International KC. s e can do it! © Carolina Bibilon | Photograph & Art

OWNED BY: ELIZABETH SOHNLE BRED BY: JON WOODRING HANDLED BY: JERI EL DISSI

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AMER I CAN GRAND CHAMP ION CHI LEAN & ARGENT I N I AN J UN IOR CHAMP ION FETCH AND SMELL ME , MYSELF & I

CHUCK I S I N THE TOP 2 0 ALL BREED *

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Chuck comes to us from Chile and Breeder Macarena Pantaleón as the Top Jr. All Breed Champion D og 2016. We finished his Championship and Grand Championship in 2017 with multiple Group Ones. Thank you Judge Joan Lester for the latest one.

OWNED BY: ELIZABETH SOHNLE AND MACARENA PANTALEO HANDLED BY: JERI EL DISSI

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TRISORTS SUMMER HARVEST HSAS, NA , NAJ Grand Champion

BEST IN SPECIALT Y SHOW & MULT IPLE GROUP WINNING ALL BREED & BREED* No.Two

OUR APPRECIATION TO JUDGES MARY MURPHY-EAST & LINDA ROBEY

ALWAYS BREEDER/ OWNER/HANDLED BY: LISA KNOCK

BRED BY: TRISORTS | LISA KNOCK & BARBARA VITARELLI

*SHOWSIGHT ALL BREED & BREED STATS AS OF 11/30/17

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Doug Ljungren Presents AKC Lifetime Achievement Awards BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

O ur AKC Delegates December meet- ings take place two days prior to the AKC National Champion- ship presented by Royal Canin. The setting in Orlando, Florida during a week of dog shows and special events is the per- fect place to honor those who have made a difference in our sport.

She has successfully bred Basset Hounds for more than 25 years under the Topsfield prefix and with her late husband, Dom, has produced over 140 champions. Topsfield Bassets have won more than 100 All-Breed Bests in Show and hold numerous Breed and All-Breed show records. The top group- winning dog and the top-producing dam in the history of the breed were bred by Topsfield and the top winning dam was sired by a Topsfield dog. Claudia was the recipient of the 2009 AKC Breeder of the Year award. Her enthusiasm for breeding is matched only by her pas- sion for teaching and working with other breeders. Her ABC’s of Dog Breeding and Practical Canine Anatomy & Movement self-study courses form part of AKC’s breed- er education program, reflecting her belief that anyone can understand the practical rules of genetics and canine structure in their quest to breed better, healthier dogs. Knowledge, coupled with integrity and honesty about health problems, are cornerstones of her breeding and teaching philosophy. Claudia has authored numerous articles and for many years chaired BHCA Judges’ and Breeders’ Education for which she developed an educational concept called Basset Hound Uni- versity, whose course designs are available for parent clubs to use as templates. She has spoken at over 150 dog clubs and AKC/CHF Breeder’s Symposia. Claudia was honored by Dog Fancy Magazine as one of the “45 people who changed the dog world” by helping to improve dog breeding and making canine genetics easier to understand. Patricia R. Krause had been in the sport for more than 50 years before her death in May. She showed Irish Setters in obedience, conformation and field events. She also earned numerous titles in obedience with her Border Collies and Champion Pomeranian. She was the Assistant Director of

Each year at the Delegates’ luncheon the winners of the American Kennel Club. Lifetime Achievement Awards are honored. AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events Doug Ljungren spoke about each recipient presenting them with an Revere engraved bowl. A Tiffany and Company ster- ling silver bowl engraved with the names of all honorees past and present is proudly displayed at our AKC headquarters in New York City. The Lifetime Achievement Awards are the creation of AKC President and CEO, Dennis Sprung. Recipients are selected by members of the fancy in recognition of their many years of selfless dedication, which have significantly contributed to our sport on a national level. The recipients honored at this year’s luncheon on Decem- ber 15, are Conformation, Dr. Claudia Orlando; Companion Events, Patricia R. Krause; Performance, Judy Powers. The sport mourns the loss of Patricia Krause last May. She would be so proud of her daughter, Lori Barrie, who accepted the award for her mother. It is inspirational to read about the accomplishments of these members of our sport: Dr. Claudia Orlandi, of Essex Junction, Vermont, has been in the fancy for over 50 years.

AKC Board of Directors Vice Chairman Tom Davies, Dr. Claudia Orlando, Lori Barrie, acceptingg for her mother, Patricia Krause, Judy Powers, AKC Executive VP of Sports and Events Doug Ljungren

Judy Powers accepting award from Doug Ljungren

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

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UKC Reg. , AKC Foundat ion Serv ice Stock Reg. , I ABCA Reg. and ARBA Reg.

Accompl i shments : UKC Mul t i ple Group Wi ns , Mul t i ple Best i n Shows and Reserve Best i n Shows , Top 1 0 dogs s i nce the breed was recogn i zed wi th Ukc, Top 1 0 all breed #4 . I ABCA Mul t i ple Best i n show, Bred by Best i n Show, Best of Rare Breeds i n show and Mul t i ple Reserve Best i n Show Rare Breeds . I nt ernat ional Champ ions and Nat ional Champ ions . The German Sp i tz Breed i s a fun lovi ng, good fami ly dog, very smart and qu ick to learn, loyal to the fami ly.

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