WITH VICKI ABBOTT, JUDY HARRINGTON, DOUG JOHNSON, WENDY MAISEY,
SHAROL CANDACE WAY, DR. MICHAEL WOODS & GALE YOUNG
WENDY MAISEY I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Outside of dogs I enjoy repurposing old furniture, gardening and spending time with my delightful five-year-old granddaughter. I have been in dogs since 1972 and judging since 1998. SHAROL CANDACE WAY We travel extensively (140+ coun- tries), do Meals on Wheels and just enjoy the good life. I have had dogs beginning with Saints in 1969. I have shown Wheatens, Pyrs, Smooth Fox and Gordon Setters. I have been judg- ing since about 1996 beginning with one breed (Wheatens) and now do four Groups, Best and some Herding and Non-Sporting breeds. DR. MICHAEL WOODS Roger and I live in Cochranville, Pennsylvania with our Dachshund and our feral cat community.
I live in Hardwick, Massachusetts on a large piece of property that allows my dogs to have a lot of exercise. I have the good fortune of working just two miles from home at Eagle Hill School a college preparatory school where I am the Associate Director of Admis- sion. I also am an Artist in Residence at the Wachusett Regional High School where I am a vocal instructor. I have been showing dogs for 43 years and judging for 20 years.
1. Describe the breed in three words. VA: Gray, graceful aristocrat. JH: Balance, sound and attentive. DJ: Graceful, athletic and powerful. WM: Beautiful, smooth and powerful. CW: Beautiful grey, well-muscled and dignified. MW: Movement, aristocratic and medium-sized. GY: Aristocratic with speed and endurance.
2. What are your “must have” traits in this breed? VA: A Weimaraner should always have proper balance, which means longer than tall with a 12:11 ratio (not square) and not short-legged. It should have proper aris- tocratic head type, grace and great driving power. I want to look at this breed and have an overall impression of aristocratic style. JH: Correct size and substance, proper temperament, sound- ness and breed type. DJ: This breed must have a delicate balance between grace and substance for me. They must have curves and a hard- back line. The very best of this breed have an incredible push from behind where you can see the footpad push of the ground the stretch back with a long side gate. There is nothing like that in other breeds in the group. WM: The shape standing must be maintained moving. Length must come from the body (well-ribbed back) not long in loin. Good bone. They must be beautiful; I love an arched neck flowing smoothly into a level, hard topline with a smooth, open side gait on a loose lead. “I WANT TO LOOK AT THIS BREED AND HAVE AN OVERALL IMPRESSION OF ARISTOCRATIC STYLE.” 4 )08 4 *()5 . "(";*/& 4 &15&.#&3 t
Within the past year, I’ve moved from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Dart- mouth, Nova Scotia, primarily to be nearer grandkids. I also have a sum- mer cottage in Rhode Island where we spend three or four months per year. I’m a retired University Professor of English Literature, so I do a great deal of reading and some writing. I was a fairly avid hunter, but am now what
Ken McDermott calls a ‘rabid’ birdwatcher. I’m generally involved in anything that gets me outdoors, even if it’s only mowing the lawn. I’ve coached basketball up to and includ- ing the university level and am a fan of the Celtics, Red Sox and, yes, the Patriots! My wife, Lynn and I travel extensive- ly and enjoy good food and wine, particularly local ethnic foods. I showed my first dog, a Labrador, in England in 1973. I’ve been involved in the dog world ever since as a breeder, exhibitor and judge. I first judged in 1986 and became an all-breed judge in 2000. I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve had the opportunity to judge throughout Canada, the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. I have been granted unlimited status by AKC, so I have the opportunity to see quite a few American dogs.
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