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P.C.A. AFFILIATE CLUB SHOWS
2010 P.C.A. AFFILIATE CLUB SHOWS * Note this listing comes from Susan Burge December 9, 2010 until December 31, 2010 approvals
March 26, 2011 Watchung Mountain Poodle Club as part of the New Brunswick Kennel Club Breed: Everett Dean April 1, 2011 Poodle Club of Southeast Michigan AM Breed: Wendy Kobrzycki April 1, 2011. Key to the Sea Poodle Club PM Breed: Rita Biddle April 1, 2011 Poodle Club of Las Vegas (2 specialties back to back) AM Breed: George Milutinavich PM Breed: Charles Arnold Sweeps: Toni Stevens April 2, 2010 Key to the Sea Poodle Club , Breed: J. Ray Johnson, April 3, 2011 Poodle Club of Southeast Michigan Breed: Steven Kobrzycki Obed: Jeffrey Showman April 7, 2010 Greater Wichita Poodle Club (2 specialties back to back) AM Breed: Joan Scott PM Breed: Dana P Cline April 8, 2011 Mid-Michigan Poodle Club (2 specialties back to back) AM Breed: Fabian Arienta PM Breed: Jerelyn Atwell-Paul May 6, 2011 William Penn Poodle Club Breed: TBA May 13, 2011 The Enchanted Poodle Club (2 Specialties back to back) AM Breed: Bruce Rathbun PM Breed: Jack MacGillivray May 14, 2011 Los Angeles Poodle Obedience Club Obed & Rally: Pamela Murphy May 20, 2011 Poodle Club of Central Indiana Breed: TBA Sweeps: TBA May 27, 2011 Panorama Poodle Club of Mt. Spokane Breed: Virginia Lyne Obed: Larry L. Tanner July 7, 2011 Poodle Club Of Southern California (Back to Back Specialties AM Breed: Glen Lajeski PM Breed: David Markus July 29, 2011 Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club Breed: Helen Lee James
December 9, 2010 Lone Star Poodle Club Breed: Doris Cozart December 10, 2010 Poodle Club of Massachusetts as part of Ladies Dog Club Show Breed: Kent Delaney December 11, 2010 Hub Poodle Club of Orange County as part of Shoreline Dog Fanciers of Orange County Breed: Sharon Redmer December 17, 2010 Poodle Club of Lehigh Valley TBA December 18, 2010 Orlando Poodle Club as part of Central Florida Kennel Club TBA 2011 PCA AFFILIATE CLUB SHOW January 7, 2011 until present approvals January 7, 2011 San Bernardino/Riverside Poodle Club (Back-toBack Specialties) AM Breed: Fabian Arienti PM Breed: Mrs. Judy Daniels January 14, 2011 Puget Sound Poodle Club Breed: Daniel Augustus Sweeps: Shawn Nichols Obed: TBA January 19, 2011 Columbia Poodle Club Breed: Robert E. Hutton Sweeps: Daniel Sackos Obed: Chris Cornell February 3, 2011 Valley of the Sun Poodle Club (Back-to-Back Specialties) AM Breed: Susie Osburn Sweeps: Curtis Smith PM Breed: Lorraine Boutwell February 11, 2011 Poodle Club of Central Indiana as part of the Hoosier Kennel Club Breed: Barbara Alderman March 3, 2011 Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club Breed: Scott Wolfe March 9, 2011 Poodle Club of San Antonio Breed: Grace Kosab Obed: Michael Q. Chester March 18, 2011 Heart of America Poodle Club Breed: John Booth March 18, 2011 Bluebonnet Poodle Club of Houston Breed: Nancy Hafner
Does your Affiliate Club take pride in mentoring new people to the Breed? mentor someone new to the Breed today!
* Note: If your show is not listed, please contact Susan Burge,
the 2nd VP. at email@example.com I list only the shows that she sends me the information on. If the listing is not complete, please contact Susan. Leslie
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2010-2012 OffiCerS & COmmiTTeeS
President:Helen Lee James 1st Vice Pres.:William Cunningham 2nd Vice Pres.Susan Burge Corres. Sec.: Kay Tripp firstname.lastname@example.org Record. Sec.: Joyce Carelli Treasurer: Scott Olund Variety Representatives Toy:Joan Scott Mini: Nancy Hafner Standard.: Joan McFadden Publicity: Luis Aizcorbe AKC Delegate: Mary Ellen Fishler
At this time of year, I think back on so many years ago when I was in elementary school and our classroom teacher would without fail ask each student to write a composition entitled “What I Am Thankful For”. Chewing on our pencils and adding wear and tear to our erasers most of us tried to fill the page with a combination of our true feelings and what we knew was expected. Little did I realize what good preparation this would turn out to be for the years and experiences to follow. We learned that the outside world had expectations of us, usually positive, and that we needed to examine and perhaps readjust our feelings accordingly. Children are similar to puppies and most respond in the same way to consistent and positive reinforcement. Being positive is extremely important for the future of both children and puppies. Positive children usually grow up to be positive and worthwhile adults. Puppies raised in a positive environment are a delight to live with and brighten our existence. At this point in time, we all must make a concentrated effort to continue our positive traditions, and to pull together with a common focus on our breed and the best way to protect, preserve, and to display it to the entire world. Our commitment is to our breed above all else. And the entire world will be watching. We are blessed with the opportunity to present our breed in the most positive light and to give living proof of its vast versatility through the coverage of live streaming video which will be shown all over the world. In addition, we will have spectators and exhibitors from numerous other countries who must be made welcome and given every chance to appreciate and admire our Poodles. Our National Specialty actually encompasses many different events. We offer Tracking, Working Tests for our Poodles who do fieldwork, Rally, Agility, Obedience Trials, and the Breed competition. It is an ambitious undertaking and demands that all of us step up and contribute every ounce of time and knowledge we possess. If you have not yet volunteered to be a committee member, then please do so. It is almost impossible for me to express my pride in our committees and the thousands of details they must cover. If you have a few vacation days waiting to be spent and enjoyed, spend them at our National Specialty, April 22 to the 29th, 2011. Every club member, every committee member, every Board member must channel all time and strength possible into carrying out our obligations and responsibilities to guarantee that our 2011 National Specialty is indeed “The Greatest Poodle Show on Earth”. I am confident that you will meet or exceed my expectations. Helen Lee James November 2010
Show Committee Chairperson: Arthur Foran Assistant Chairpersons: Dennis McCoy & Linda Furbush- Morris Companion Events Obedience & Rally- Chairperson-Ann Mandlebaum Agility Chairperson-Debbie West Working Certificate Program - Claudia Straitiff Public Education Coordinator Committee Judges Education Nancy Hafner Affiliate Club Council: Susan Burge PCA Foundation: Exec. Director Tom Carneal PCA Foundation: Coordinator- Joan McFadden PCA Poodle Rescue Foundation Cindy Crawley email@example.com Poodles in America: Editor: Beverly Jean Nelson Breeder Referral: Co Chairs-Mary Olund & Leslie Newing Poodleclubofamerica.org PCA Home Page Lisa Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.org www.poodleclubofamerica.org PCA Information Hal Kinne email@example.com The Poodle Papers Layout & Graphic design Editor: Leslie Newing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PCA Email list email@example.com
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National Specialty News Cover story Affiliate Club News A.K.C. Delegates Corner Working Poodle Meet the Breeds By Cindy Crawley P.C.A. Rescue Foundation P.C.A. Foundation In Memoriam Helene Whitehouse Walker And The Origins Of Competition Obedience In The United States (Part I) , By Joyce A. Miller 6 14 15 30 35 37 39 46 57 58
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Thanks for the memories . . .
So, to Glenna I say sincerely, thanks for the memories. Times of transition, like changes of season, are often bit- They’re among the most precious gifts we can give one tersweet. While they hold the promise of a new spring, another, and I cherish those you made possible for me. they also bring to mind fond memories of the past. - Arthur Foran I remember when PCA was held outdoors, in heat and cold, wind and rain, under tents at Ludwigs Corner, Obedience/Rally Pa. Hello, Poodle people and Poodles. (By the way, do you I remember when, after a brutally hot, humid show at share Poodle Papers with each other? In our houseLudwigs Corner, the Board voted to move the 1995 hold the Poodles aren’t much interested while I read the show indoors, to The Show Place Arena in Upper newsletter from cover to cover.) Marlboro, Md. And I remember 2004, when serendipity forced yet another move, this time to the Wicomico We are in the midst of finalizing plans for Obedience Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. and Rally at the 2011 edition of the Greatest Poodle Show on Earth. Entry fee structure will be the same Among my memories of all those years are many PCA as last year but we have not yet decided whether to in“firsts”: in 1998, the first PCA National Agility Trial clude all Obedience classes offered by AKC and, if not, (I was a gate steward); in 2000, the first PCA National which ones to leave out. If any of you have thoughts Working Tests (I shared a blind with Mrs. Clark); in on the subject, please contact me at amandier6@yahoo. 2005, the first PCA National Rally Trial (I was a ring com with your experiences with or comments on any steward); and, in 2006, the first PCA National Hunting of the “new” classes or with any suggestions regarding Retriever Test (where I worked in a blind). I also recall Tuesday’s events. the thrill of watching my own Poodles compete in the classes and for BOV; of winning Agility classes with Snow is on the way for many of us. Enjoy playing outCh. Ranha; and of being entertained by Ch. Boomer doors with your Poodles and find an indoor area to train. as he “performed” in Obedience, Working Tests, Rally April will be here sooner than anyone expects! and, notoriously, the Parade of Champions Ann Mandelbaum, Obedience/Rally Chairman I will always be grateful for memories of the very special people and Poodles that are the PCA Nationals. One of those very special people is Glenna Carlson. As National Show Chairman for 13 of the past 17 years, Catalog advertising for the 2011 PCA National Glenna made the moves from outdoors to indoors and Specialty Catalog closes from Ludwigs Corner to Upper Marlboro to Salisbury Tuesday, March 1st look easy. Glenna has seen the Nationals grow from two events held over three days to an eight-day schedule of Ads can be emailed or snail mailed to seven events that bring together the best Poodles in the world, doing everything that Poodles do best. Glenna Advertising Chair Mary Lebet has had the vision, the energy and the know-how to email@example.com make PCA’s Nationals truly memorable, and truly the 64 Boxford Road, Ipswich, MA 01938 greatest Poodle shows on earth, for 10 years in a row.
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Page 7 its business. A good performance dog and a good show Note from Debbie West dog both benefit from being well made. A short backed, Agility well angled front and rear animal will hold up to the rigors of training and competing in the show ring and As we approach the very depressing winter, at least in the performance ring. I want a good foot and a very in my mind, in the Northeast, I am warmed with the good pastern, as that is a dog’s landing gear. I want a thought that if we are working on PCA 2011, Spring breeder who has some knowledge of will surely follow. We are indeed working on PCA early neurological stimulation. I want a puppy to have 2011. we have a wonderful judge, Kathleen Ruppre- experienced five different surfaces before 5 weeks. cht from New Jersey. We are in the planning stages for These are all important for a good show dog and a good performance dog. new events and offerings. Please keep posted. Poodle Club of America also has a great deal of Lately several of the lists that I read have had a info on the different health issues in each of the varietthread about “show breeders”. It seems that there is a ies. Any breeder who isn’t doing the necessary testing large chasm between the performance people and those is selling themselves, their dogs and you the consumer breeders. It would be easier for all if we wouldn’t use short. As an educated consumer, be aware of the testing such broad brush strokes to paint the picture of each necessary for the individual health issues and accept no excuses. You and I want a puppy with the best start in other. I am in the unique position to have a foot in both life and healthy family members help this cause. It seems to me that breeders of good show dogs worlds. I have been a show breeder of all three varieties and have finished champions in all sizes. I have are also breeders of good performance dogs. Both sides also put obedience titles on standard and miniature just need to realize this. The secret here is to know poodles. Right now I would love to have a new mini what want and what you’re talking about. Of course of my breeding to show in the breed ring, and then not all puppies in any litter are cut out to be show or agility but alas that has not happened. I am totally performance dogs and not all well made dogs have that addicted to agility. Whether I can breed a puppy from something extra, be it heart or drive that make a good my family or go out and buy a new addition to the fam- show/performance dog. It also seems to me that in orily, I will look for the same thing in a puppy to show as der to get what you want, you have to be an educated consumer. Show breeders should come watch agility I would want in a performance dog. I would want a puppy to be raised in a home or at to see what it requires from a dog. Performance people least in a busy and possibly noisy environment. Life should watch the breed ring and see if they can develisn’t quiet and pups should be used to that. I would op an eye for good foot timing and a square outline. want my puppy to stand squarely on his or her legs If poodles are too intimidating cause of the hair, then and want to look at me and want to interact. A quiet, watch Dobes or Vizlas. These are breeds with similar happy to snuggle in my lap pup isn’t going to make structure and easier to see the parts. In the interests of being an educated consumer, the a good show dog or a good performance dog, an OK more you read the better. A few books that helped one perhaps but not one for me. I want a pup that has a me a lot in the beginning are The New Knowledge of sense of his or herself. Poodle Club of America has an Illustrated Standard Dog Behavior by Clarence Pfaffenberger, Dog Steps that is possible to down load from the PoodleClubo- by Rachel Paige Elliott, and How To Raise A Puppy fAmerica.org website. Type in the illustrated standard You Can Live With, by Rutherford. My wonderful and follow the links that include Amazon. It is a really poodles chewed the cover off my copy. I also cannot good standard that goes into a lot of detail with pic- stress enough finding and thoroughly reading and untures. As a consumer, you benefit from knowing your derstanding the Poodle Club of America’s Illustrated subject. Annie Clark once said that a poodle should Breed Standard. If, as a performance person you come across a breedhave a rib spring like a slightly compressed tennis ball, er who says that a pup isn’t a show prospect, but would she also talked about wanting a puppy to trot about its business. Several breeders that I have looked at pup- be a good performance dog, then ask the question why. pies with talk about foot timing as a puppy trots about In my mind there are only a very few things that would cont. on page 8 The Poodle Papers
Page 8 cont. from page 7 Are You on the List? allow a pup to be a good performance dog and not a or show dog. As show breeder, if a performance person comes to Are You on the List Correctly? you, listen to what they have in mind for their pup, not all your good ones can be in the show ring and a perfor- If you have been receiving all the PCA regular mailings mance career is challenging and fun for all. (most notably the PCA Premium List), have not moved I know that I have been accused of being a Polly in the last year, or are a PCA member, you need not Anna, but I know that it is possible to have it all. read further. But if you have not recently been active in Debbie West
A Note from Doris
Mrs. Doris Cozart 6126 Highland Drive Kaufman TX, 75142
PCA events, or would like to be informed about them, read on!
You get on the list automatically if you enter your dog at PCA or advertise in the PCA catalog, or by request (see below). You stay on the list for three years; then, if you are not active at PCA at all, you are summarily September 29, 2010 dropped from the list. Each year I go through the PCA National Show Chairman catalog and extend the 3-year deadline for all who are Dear Glenna, listed there. If you are not receiving PCA mailings and I was so pleased to be elected to judge Inter-Variety at PCA in think you should be, check the PCA catalog to be sure 2012. It is such an honor when your peers elect you to judge at the National. It is a great privilege and one I was very excited about, your address is there correctly. This applies particuwhen you called to tell me I had been selected to judge Inter-Vari- larly to Canadian exhibitors (MB-F’s database is not ety. Judging at PCA is very special and means a lot to a breeder well suited to Canada’s postal codes).
judge and long time member of PCA. I realize that your letter did not put any restrictions for judging the National, but I have a contract signed from earlier this year to judge Poodles at a show prior to PCA in 2012. Because of this contract I feel it would not be proper to accept the assignment to judge Inter-Variety in April of 2012. It is with deep regret and sadness that I must decline, but I feel I’m doing the right thing. Hopefully the membership will elect me to judge in another year. I am very disappointed that I will not be judging PCA in 2012. Sincerely, Mrs. Doris Cozart Mrs. Doris Cozart cc: Helen Lee James, President
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March 17 thru 20, 2011 Louisville Ky. This is the Show week and weekend for Louisville Ky. American Canine Education Foundation, Inc. The Non Sporting Group. Judges Seminars The Poodle Club of America will give the Seminar on one of these days and we MUST use all three Varieties. Should you be entering these shows and would be willing to let us use one of your dogs for the seminar or the hands on please email me. Nancyshafner@aol.com We like to have 3 to 5 Poodles in each Variety and as many colors as we can for the event. Thanks for your help! Nancy Hafner, Coordinator Judge Education
Dates for the National 2011
Friday April 22 - Tracking Sat. & Sun. April 23 & 24 Hunting Sun. April 24 WC/WCX Monday April 25 Agility Tuesday April 26 Obedience & Rally Wed. April 27 Dog classes Thurs. April 28 Bitch classes Friday April 29 Best of Breed
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PCA Has a New Headquarters Hotel for 2011!
121 East Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 (410) 334-3080
NEW THIS YEAR - PLEASE NOTE!
Salisbury Hampton Inn
New, lower rate: $98.00 plus tax, includes breakfast. No pet fee!
For special PCA rates, call the Headquarters Hotel and other participating hotels directly. Be sure to mention you’re attending PCA.
America’s Best Value Inn, 2625 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 ......................... (410) 742-7194 $59.99 plus tax + $5.00 per dog per day Best Western, 1735 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 ............................................. (410) 546-1300 $78.99 plus tax. No pet fee. Must call hotel to get this rate. Comfort Inn, 2701 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 (410) 543-4666 $95.00 - $105.00 plus tax. No pet fee. Country Inn & Suites, 1804 Sweet Bay Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 ...................................... (410) 742-2688 $106.00 plus tax. No pets accepted. Courtyard by Marriott, 128 Troopers Way, Salisbury, MD 21804........................................ (410) 742-4405 $109.00 plus tax. No pet fee. Hampton Inn and Suites - Fruitland, 304 Prosperity Ln., Fruitland, MD 21826 ................. (410) 548-1282 $106.00 plus tax. No pet fee. Holiday Inn Express, 30232 Lighthouse Square Dr., Delmar, MD 21875 ........................... (410) 896-9633 $88.00 plus tax + $25.00 per stay pet fee. Holiday Inn Salisbury, 300 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 .................................. (410) 546-4400 $95.00 plus tax. No pet fee. Microtel Inn & Suites, 3050 Merritt Mill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804...................................... (410) 742-2626 $98.00 plus tax + $25.00 per stay pet fee. Residence Inn by Marriott, 140 Centre Rd., Salisbury, MD 21801 ..................................... (410) 543-0033 Variable room rates + $100.00 pet fee. River House B & B, 201 E. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863 ............................................. (410) 632-2722 Rates start at $125.00 plus tax + $10.00 per dog per day. Sleep Inn, 406 Punkin Ct., Salisbury, MD 21804 ................................................................. (410) 572-5516 $89.99 plus tax. No pet fee. White Haven Hotel B & B, 2685 Whitehaven Rd., White Haven, MD 21856 ..................... (410) 873-2000 $89.00 plus tax. No pet fee. PET FEES
If you’re traveling with a Poodle, be sure you understand the terms of any pet fee before booking a room. Please note: Country Inn and Suites does not accept pets . . . not even Poodles.
PLEASE BE A CONSIDERATE HOTEL GUEST
Follow a few simple rules to make sure hotels hang out their “Poodles Welcome!” signs in years to come. Don’t bathe a dog in a hotel room. Exercise your dog only in designated areas. Pick up after your dog. Don’t disturb others with noise - especially barking! - in hallways or guest rooms. Whenever you leave your room, crate your dog and leave your emergency contact hang tag on the outside of the door. Hotels are an extension of the show site; all AKC and PCA rules are enforced at both locations. If you don’t observe AKC & PCA rules at hotels, the hotel may ask you to leave before your scheduled check-out date, without a refund. AKC has ruled that clubs do not have to accept entries from irresponsible owners or handlers. Hotels are not required to accept your reservation or honor their “PCA rate” or published pet policy if you have abused their hospitality in the past.
HERE’S THE FINE PRINT
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April and the 2011 PCA National Specialties, featuring Poodles from Coast to Coast, will be here before we know it. Planning is in full swing, and the hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of hard-working PCA volunteers it takes to put on our National events have already rolled up their sleeves. As in 2010, “PCA Week” will begin on Friday, April 22, with Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent Tests in Elkton, Md. Martha Doerner takes the lead as 2011 Tracking Test Chairman and has harnessed Joan Scott, Linda Miller, Nancy Murray and Kathryn Foran for her event committee. Carolyn Wray is Test Secretary and Tom Harding will be stepping up as Chief Track Layer. Judges for both levels will be Michele Gillette and Carol Pernicka. The corresponding dates for PCA’s 2011 Hunting Retriever Test are Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd and 24th, at Anatidae Farm in Rhodesdale, Md. Test Chairman Linda Miller is busy getting her ducks in a row for Junior, Senior and Master stakes and can be contacted at rmiller942@ comcast.net for further information. The Working Tests, chaired by Claudia Straitiff, are also planned for Sunday at Anatidae Farm. On Monday, April 25th, the National events move indoors to Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. Agility Trial Chairman Debbie West again promises an exciting, top-drawer event, with some new twists in 2011. For the first time, video of the Agility Trial will be live-streamed over the internet, giving those who can’t travel to Salisbury an opportunity to watch their favorite teams compete in real time or via video-on-demand. FAST classes will be offered for the second year, and entrants will also have a chance to try their luck at AKC’s new, fast-paced Time 2 Beat as a special event. Kathleen Rupprecht will be judging it all, and the unflappable Diane Spalding will return as Trial Secretary. Ann Mandelbaum, back in 2011 as Obedience and Rally Trial Chairman, has planned a day of challenging and fun opportunities for Poodles to show off their famous talent for team-work on Tuesday, April 26th. Kenneth Nagler and Carolyn Wray will judge Obedience classes, and Betsy Baird will officiate in the Rally ring. The annual Parade of AKC Titleholders will be held after Obedience and Rally judging. Hankie alert: there are always some wonderful stories in those biographies, so come prepared. Starting Wednesday, Poodles hailing from coast to coast ─ and beyond ─ will vie for the judges’ nods in breed competition. Don’t miss the star-studded Parade of Champions and Veteran Sweepstakes, and please plan to gather at ringside to applaud our next generation of Poodle exhibitors, the talented youngsters competing in Junior Showmanship. Purina is the official sponsor of the PCA Nationals. Purina’s generous support helps PCA’s legion of volunteers produce eight days of events that have come to be known as the greatest Poodle show on earth. The 2011 PCA Nationals will be worth the trip from coast to coast! Arthur Foran National Show Chairman
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Alan Waterman Grooming Seminar
When:April 16 & 17, 2011 Where: Clean Run, 17 Industrial Drive, South Hadley MA 01075. Alan Waterman is offering a two day, hands on seminar that will teach you everything you need to know to groom and show a poodle. Everyone from novice to pros will benefit from this seminar. About the instructor Alan Waterman has been showing poodles since the 1960’s. He has been a full time professional handler since 1985. He has handled dogs to over 25 all breed Best In Shows from many groups. Alan has groomed and handled many dogs to Winners and BOV wins at PCA and BOV& BOS at Westminster. Alan is the only groomer to teach Show Poodle grooming in the United States. Cost is $250 for the two day seminar or $150 for one day. Auditing spots are available for $100 per day. Space is limited so reserve your spot early. Registration due by 4/1/2011 contact for more info: Nancy Palauskas www.songbirdpoodles.com
American Kennel Club News Article AKC Policy on Advertising and Soliciting Judging Assignments
Date of Article: October 22, 2010 The American Kennel Club’s decision to remove the prohibition on advertising and solicitation by all AKC judges in conformation, companion and performance events is effective October 19, 2010. This change in policy is based on the tremendous growth in the amount and types of AKC events, together with the increasing numbers of available AKC-approved judges, and the fact that modern technology offers a way to connect available judges to event-giving clubs across the nation without regard to the traditional limitations of familiarity, communications, and geography. Therefore, based on these factors, and given that judges are not AKC employees, the AKC Board believes that judges should no longer be prohibited from advertising or soliciting assignments. The judge is responsible for ensuring that all information is factual and accurate, and that any advertising or solicitation is not fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading. The Poodle Papers
2011 NATIONAL SPECIALITY TROPHY FUND
Our 2011 PCA National Specialty Show is just around the corner and the Trophy Committee is already hard at work planning the logistics of selecting and procuring the wonderful prizes and trophies. These awards represent the lasting tangible evidence of all the hard work which goes into making a Poodle winner. The PCA Trophy Fund is the sole resource which provides the financial support to make these awards for our winners possible. In order to sustain the Trophy Fund, each year, the Trophy Committee solicits cash donations from private patrons who support the sport. The trophies, medallions and cash prizes are all funded by the proceeds from these Trophy Fund donations. In addition, many companies and vendors who sponsor and support our National Specialty Show provide a wide array of prizes and gifts worth many thousands of dollars. To all the private supporters, companies and vendors who have so generously supported past National Specialty Shows, THANK YOU SO MUCH, and we hope you will again continue your generous support in 2011. A Notice announcing the kick-off for our 2011 Trophy Fund campaign will be mailed to all PCA members and Poodle enthusiasts in January 2011. Again, thank you for your past support and please be generous again in 2011. Joanne & Bob Steele Trophy Committee Chairmen PS: Why not be an Early Bird Donor! We’ve included an Early Bird Donor’s Coupon below for your convenience so you won’t have to worry about the late February 2011 deadline ------------------------------------------------Cut and Mail --------------------------------------------------PCA EARLY BIRD TROPHY FUND DONATION COUPON Please Include me as a 2011 PCA Trophy Fund Donor Name_________________________________ Kennel________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________________ State______________Zip_________ Phone__________________________________Total Amount of Donation $_______________ Please indicate below how you wish your donation to be applied: Patron($25.00 or more) $_________ General Fund $_________ Obedience $__________ Agility $_________ Rally $_________ Hunt/WC/WCX $____________ Toy $___________ Miniature $_____________ Standard $____________ Print EXACTLY as you wish your name to appear in the 2011 show catalog ____________________________________________________________________________ Please make checks payable to: The Poodle Club of America, Inc. Mail to: Joanne & Bob Steele, 7240 Fallingwoods Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45241-4124 |
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Introducing . . . The 2011 PCA National Specialties Team
The PCA Board of Governors has voted unanimously to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of long-time National Show Chairman Mrs. Glenna Carlson with: Mr. Arthur F. Foran III National Show Chairman Mr. Dennis McCoy and Ms. Linda F. Morris Assistant National Show Chairmen Chairmen of the 2011 National Event Committees are: Obedience & Rally Trials Agility Trial Tracking Test Retriever Hunting Test PCA Working Test Mrs. Ann Mandelbaum Ms. Deborah J. West Mrs. Martha Doerner Mrs. Linda Miller Ms. Claudia Straitiff
PCA is indebted to the volunteers who make the 2011 Nationals possible, including: Announcer ..............................................................................................Mr. Andrew Kress Banquet Coordinator .............................................................................. Mrs. D. Kay Tripp Catalog Advertising..............................................Mrs. Mary Lebet & Mrs. Sandy Marshall Catalog Sales ............................................................................. Mr. & Mrs. Allen Kingsley Chief Obedience & Rally Steward ...................................................... Mrs. Susanne Nash Chief Ring Steward................................................................................Mrs. Peggy McDill Floral & Ring Design..........................................................................Mrs. Missy Galloway Grounds ........................................................... Mr. Bill A. Grace & Mr. Bradford W. Noyes Hospitality ............................. Mr. Clay Williams, Ms. Cathy Catelain & Ms. Debby DuBay Judges’ Education Coordinator ............................................................Mrs. Nancy Hafner Judges’ Hospitality .................................................................................Mr. Dennis McCoy Luncheon Coordinator ............................................................................ Mrs. Toni Sosnoff Luncheon and Dinner Reservations ...............................Mr. Ralph G. & Mrs. D. Kay Tripp Parades of Champions & Titleholders ............................................. Mrs. Jo Ann Geramita Parking on Grounds......................................... Miss Karen Grace & Mrs. Dorothea Grace PCA Raffle ..................................................... Mrs. June Noyes & Mrs. Patricia Moulthrop Reserved Seating ..........................Mrs. Kathryn Foran, Mr. Ralph G. & Mrs. D. Kay Tripp Sales................................................Ms. Nancy J. McGee & Ms. Sheree Stone Melancon Site Coordinator............................................. Mr. Arthur F. Foran III & Ms. Linda F. Morris Trophies ..........................................................................Mr. Robert & Mrs. Joanne Steele Vendors ................................................................................................ Mrs. Jean Lazarus
The Poodle Papers
With a Passion for Poodles since childhood, Joseph Vergnetti recently finished his 250th Poodle Champion, all of which he bred or co-bred under his Dassin prefix. Along with the help of his “Poodle Family”, his dedication to the sport of Purebred dogs continues.
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From Washington Poodle Club
Anti-Breeder Legislation in the United States Many of us in the world of poodles and poodle breeding are aware of the difficult conflict we find ourselves in vis-a-vis the Animal Rightists; but as many others either are unaware of the scope of this danger, or underestimate it so much that they ignore what is gaining ground against us in almost every state in the union. Examples of Anti-Breeder Legislation In This Country: · ~ CA250 is a prime example (spring 2009). This bill was proposed to the California Legislature as a spay/neuter bill. PetPac, NAIA, the ASDA all jumped on it and managed to rally enough support (donations to fund counter-proposals, letters, e-mails, phone messages from pet owners and breeders) to defeat the bill. · However….while all the energies of the dog-ownership forces were focused on this bill, they also snuck in AB1122 (no transactions involving animals may be done in any public place), and AB241 (severe restrictions/punitive fees and fines on intact animals even though they may have been legitimized by the owner(s) having applied for “exempt status” by reporting their ownership of intact animals and documenting an “al- Some of the Organizations Who Are Fighting The Anilowed purpose” for not neutering same, e.g. show dogs mal Rights Extremists: ~ NAIA-National Animals Interest Alliance--excelor breeding animals). lent source for legal news. · So CA250 was defeated. AB1122 also did not pass, ~ PetPac, led by breeder Bill Hemby. but a modified---and still draconian---AB241 passed, ~ AKC, having come very late to the ball, seems to and, as you can see, while all three bills are punitive to dog people, it is bills like AB241 that will eventually have finally realized on which side their dog biscuits are put breeders out of business when they cannot possibly buttered. They work against ARista-sponsored legislation through their Government Relations Department. comply withe the demands inherent in the bill. ~ ASDA—the American Sporting Dog Alliance. And to those who say that though the bill may Longtime grass roots public relations, and public legal have passed, not all of the original requirements made it through the passage, please realize that once a bill like advocacy against anti-breeder laws. Unfortunately, just this is made law, the HSUS will be back every year, lost one of their strongest voices with the recent death lowering the limit allowed of intact animals; making it of John Yates. ~ ADOA---American Dog Owners Association, ever more impossible to meet the “standards” demandrelatively new, but very active at discovery of sneak ated of us with respect to laws allowing to house our dogs only in outdoor kennels that meet the absurd specifica- tacks trying to get passage of anti-breeder legislation, and at getting the word out to rally enough individutions dreamed up by the AR’s . · This is typical of how the monies HSUS obtains als in country-wide localities so that there is a group of are used, often by fraudulently implying to the public breeder representatives at hearings on these laws. that they are doing animal salvage and rehoming. They cont. on page 16 hire PR firms, lawyers, and support staff to keep their intended legislation before the handpicked politicians The Poodle Papers they wine, dine, and donate to, to facilitate passage of these laws. It is done at the level of localities, townships, counties, and entire states. Big, influential, malleable states are chosen (e.g. California) so that they can pass some of these laws (they are successful about 25-30% of the time), and then use them as legal precedent in other states, and for the upcoming annual lawmaking. · All of these bills have one goal----to tighten the noose around the necks of all breeders (puppy mills, back-yard breeders, and legitimate breeders as well), so that it becomes logistically impossible to legally breed any number of animals because of all the restrictions on specifications as to how kennels are supposed to be built and maintained, e.g., the $500 per year fees for each intact animal; the inspections and extreme punitive fines for “infractions” (Was there an accidental leaf or two in an outdoor water dish?). The desired result is no breeders, no dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, lizards, turtles, fish, etc., etc. Their goal is the extinction of all pets and all domesticated animals.
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Page 16 ~ Feedblitz---an ongoing summary of what animal-related legislation is being tabled and where. Very important to be out ahead of the game. ~ PetLaw---Similar to Feedblitz What We As Individuals Can Do To Combat Bad Legislation: ~ Stay ahead of the breaking news regarding antibreeder, anti-pet-owner laws. ~ Assemble countering ideas into a short, clear point of view. ~ Find allies, even among those whose overall goals do not completely coincide with yours. ~ Find grassroots support to add to the allies: your friends, family, puppy buyers ~ Communicate your views to your politicians: fax, e-mail, telephone, and mass constituent contact (=letters!). ~ Try to have some individuals meet personally with the lawmakers in question. If that is not possible, target key staff. ~ Find representatives at all levels of government at Congress.org. ~ When Face-to-Face: Always identify yourself. Be polite, or better, be ingratiating. Know the facts so you can answer questions. Be brief. Provide concise written material: fact sheets, summaries, lists of go-to sites that further support your view. ~ Get the word out publicly. Set up displays at dog shows, civic gatherings, libraries, schools! ~ Sign Petitions: PetPac, PetLaw, NAIA. If anyone asks you to speak, e.g. about dogs, at church, Sunday School, Chamber of Commerce meetings----weave in this important information. A More Recent Illustrative Example: Some of you may have heard on the news on election night of the passage of Proposition B in Missouri, but didn’t really register what it meant. Proposition B was a referendum conceived of and effected by HSUS. It requires that large-scale commercial breeders (defined as anyone who owns 10 intact female dogs over the age of 6 mos) provide in a year’s time sufficient space for dogs, an annual veterinary examination, humane methods of euthanasia, and a limit on the number of reproductively intact animals used for breeding, among a limited number of other care standards for cont. on page 17
~SAOVA-Sportsmen and Animal Owners’ Alliance. Bob Kane. ~ VHDFOA—Virginia Hunting Dog Owners’ Voting Alliance ~ Nathan Winograd, a lawyer, who now devotes all his time to the cause of no-kill shelters. He is fearless at outing the real agendas of PETA and HSUS. The latter two always lower the legal boom on anyone who tries to put before the public their fraudulent tactics and true agendas, (c.f. the silencing of a two-part investigative piece by a TV news show, which essentially publicized the truth about HSUS and PETA. HSUS forced them to remove the video of the series from their website, and also forced several bloggers who had gleefully picked it up, to do the same. Luckily a few people had the foresight to put it on You Tube on urls from places like Iran, Jordan, etc, who can’t be reached by the long arm of the HSUS bullies.). Winograd has the legal knowledge to just thumb his nose at them--on his blog, at public appearances, and in his books (the latest is Redemption, well worth reading). ~ Bill Bruce, a Canadian management type who got the job of supervising the Calgary, Alberta shelter system. He admittedly knew little or nothing about managing animal shelters, but he dug in and applied commercial management tools to completely redoing a miserable system in Calgary, that had had a 60+% kill rate, into a legitimate, service-oriented organization with an 85% return-to-owners rate, and with just a 6% unavoidable euthanization rate. He speaks publicly, and his very program is a smack in the face to HSUS and PETA with their 97% kill rate of the unfortunate animals that get into their hands.
New Poodle Judges
Mr. Jim Briley-Opelonsas, LA Ms. Gloria Kerr-Sahuarita,AZ Mrs. Judith Franklin-Williamsburg, VA Ms. Betty Nelson-Avery, TX
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cont. from page 16 dogs. There was no grass roots wave in Missouri to even think about such a (sort of) law. HSUS sent hundreds of its own employees into Missouri to put their invented petition to the public. They publicized it as a war on puppy mills, but it was simply a war on breeders of any ilk. They importuned passers-by to sign their petition to save all those adorable little puppies and got enough signatures to get Prop B on the ballot with the other state-wide elections of that day. While they were sneaking this into Missouri, the agricultural community---another specified target of HSUS and PETA because they raise and sell domesticated animals for food---realized what was happening, and rallied a great number from their ranks to get out the word about what HSUS was really about (extremist veganism and power). They did a great job, too, except that they got underway just a little too late. When the votes started coming in, they actually were quite far ahead, since the first votes counted were from rural and agricultural communities.
To make the public aware that those millions are being spent on creating laws whose purpose is to make sure Americans can no longer have pets. This talk originally given at a meeting of the Washington Poodle Club, September 27, 2009. Nina Selvaggi Arctus Standard Poodles Legislative Member Washington Poodle Club
The Greater Wichita Poodle Club, Inc. - Wichita, Kansas
By The numbers: 15 – Members from 13 Households 8 - Poodle Club of America Members 2 - Former PCA Board Members 2 - Poodle Judges 9 - Poodle Breeders Unfortunately, when the urban polls started being count- 11 - Miniature Owners ed, voted by a largely city population who had little or 4 - Standard Owners no knowledge of the agricultural communities in their We have had one specialty a year until our planned own state, the tide turned. The AR voters slowly caught April 2011 show, which will be our first Back to Back up to, and passed the rural Animal Welfare voters, and Specialties. We pride ourselves on attempting to offer friendly shows, good Poodle judges and free lunches HSUS won by the skin of its teeth. for our exhibitors. Which means that the aggies obviously could have won against the practiced, money-fed HSUS machine, had With the economy in a tailspin the past few years, the they started a little earlier and focused more of their ef- difference between losing money & making a little forts on the city populations. I sincerely hope it is a les- profit has been our Raffle, that is held on our weekson learned. They---and we----cannot ignore this if we end. Our Members have been very generous in their want to be able to keep our breeds alive. This goes for support of the Raffle & our trophy fund. We offer lots the breeders of all dogs. It goes for the breeders of all of trophies which are covered by donations. pet animals. Those of us in breed clubs already have an organizational structure that can be used to combat the We are part of the Sunflower Cluster which is made ARs locally. It means having someone with his/her ear up of 3 All breed Clubs & an Obedience club. The All to the ground for HSUS and PETA employees skulking Breed clubs allow us the use of the building prior to into our communities. It means having members will- their shows at no cost to the specialty clubs, and they ing to be briefed, and to be present when the ARs are help us in a number of other ways. One which is REpresenting their point of view to local/state represen- ALLY helpful is that they cooperate with the specialty tatives.It means all members who can do so, writing, clubs by sharing great judges and listening to our emailing, calling their representatives; telling him/her members when they are considering who they hire for that they live in their zip-code area and they vote. To Poodles. argue against the ARs and their fraudulent solicitations of of the millions of dollars donated to them each year. Submitted by Pat Deshler, Corresponding Secretary The Poodle Papers
Poodle Club of Central California
Board of Directors elected for two year term (October 2010 October 2012): President Sally Vilas 16083 Channel St. San Lorenzo CA 94580 email: email@example.com (510) 276-5521 Bonnie Prato 5252 Shafter Ave Oakland CA 94618 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 653-8883
The Miniature Representative Reports:
Received from one of our Long Time Miniature Poodle Breeders an email from a person who has asked her permission to Breed to one of her Champion Black Males to her .... Springer Spaniel... Well, of course you know what our Breeder told her ! ... NO... Have you been contacted to breed your Champion to a Springer Spaniel?
Remembering a few years ago when I received a call from Dr....from Universally of Alabama Kathy Poe Birmingham called for a Breeder Referral for a 8125 San Cosme Dr. Great Standard Black Male to breed to her LabCitrus Heights CA 95610 radoodle.. After 2 hours on the phone she finally email: Kathy@Barkingpoodles.com understood the whole issue and had her female spayed. I first just ask the Dr did she know Stephanie Gomez what a 5 Gallon Bucket of Ice Water would mean 10186 Woodleaf Circle IF you hit someone with it in the middle of winGrass Valley CA 95949 ter.. Well, I told her this is what she had just hit email: email@example.com me with! She thought her Labradoodle was so (925) 519-2661 wonderful, but when I asked about her wonderful girl. I told her she had gotten a Standard Poodle.. Jeanne Prouty But she thought all would be the same. They are 2818 North Main St. NOT all the same and this is the MAJOR PROBWalnut Creek CA 94597 LEM. In each of those mixed breed litters of two (925) 947-2090 pure bred dogs that no TWO would be the same in looks, temperament, coat or health issues. DeCheryl Braswell pending on which of which parent genes they 115 Meadowlark Lane were lucky to get in their makeup. Sonoma CA 95476 Janet Collins 25076 Asti Rd Cloverdale CA 95425 Denise Wilson 410 Missouri St. Martinez CA 94553 TBD Beva Wahl P O Box 227 Esparto CA 95627 Protect your Family of Poodles. Have received a few calls from our members advising me they have litters of pups on the ground and/or on the way and to date have referred a couple for those looking for a certain color or gender. Nancy Hafner, Miniature Poodle Representative
Miniature Representative Standard Representative Toy Representative
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Greater Wichita Poodle Club is having back to back specialties on Thursday April 7, 2011 in
the Wichita KS area. Our specialties are part of a combined specialty group that includes as well, Goldens, Aussies,Collies & a Toy Group Show. Exact location is the Kansas Coliseum Pavilions, Valley Center KS. Specialties are followed by three All Breed shows at the same location. Onofrio is the Superintendent. GWPC # 1 - Judge - Mrs. Joan P. Scott GWPC # 2 - Judge - Dana P. Cline Sunflower Cluster, April 8, 9 & 10th Poodle JudgesFriday - All Varieties Jordan Chamberlin Saturday- All Varieties Jack MacGillivray Sunday - All Varieties William (Bill) Shelton Also on the weekend, same location the 25th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Herding trials, Agility, Obedience,Lure Coursing & Rally. There are several other specialties planned including Dobes, Sharpeis, Shibas. Contact Information - Pat Deshler - phone 316/744-0057 email - firstname.lastname@example.org
VALLEY OF THE SUN POODLE CLUB CENTENNIAL SHOW
* * * Spectacular Weekend *** Four All-Breed Shows plus Back-to-Back Poodle Specialties February 3 through February 7, 2011 Indoor Shows at Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix , Arizona Obedience, Rally, Agility, and CGC testing on same grounds RV Parking and Reserved Grooming Spaces with electricity available Specialty Judges: Susie Osburn; Lorraine Boutwell; Sweepstakes: Curtis Smith All-Breed Show Judges: Faye Strauss, Mary Meyers, Suzanne Dillin, and Anne Bolus For more information contact Maryln Brooks, Show Chairman (602)943-8468 or cell (602)677-4868 8021 N. 10th Ave., Phoenix , Arizona 85021 or Cheryl Kulzer, Show Secretary (602)264-0852 email@example.com 3408 W. Tangerine Lane, Phoenix , Arizona 85051 Premium List will also be available in January on our website at www.Poodleclubarizona.com The Poodle Papers
Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club WC/WCX Tests – August 20, 2010
part way in, lost the bird (still holding the feathers) and The 2010 GMPC WC/WCX tests were held on August continued on in (with the mouth full of feathers) to a 20, 2010. We had a SUPER time!!! The entry was quick “handle on the fly” reminder that she didn’t have smaller than last year, but we had such a good time, as the bird, and a quick turn back, run out and a better everyone had time to visit and compare training notes body grip, delivered nicely to hand. and poodle stories. It was very enjoyable for all. The land for the WC was the same marks with the line We started a bit earlier this year, as we have been having moved to get the marks into the proper distance for the such hot, humid weather with mosquitos, that I felt we WC and spread the marks a bit wider by changing the had a better shot of having a better time earlier in the angle. Four of the five dogs passed this set up; the one day. We started at about 8 a.m. in 72 degree weather that missed it just had a ‘drop the bird’ and come in and finished the tests at noon, in the low 80’s. By the moment, but since a handle is not permitted in WC, did time we ate and did awards and photos, (the club house not carry on to water. is air conditioned) about 2 p.m., it was 87 degrees and 80 dew point - yuck! Then the storms hit…yep it was Water was on the same pond we used last year. The good we started early. pond was in good shape; good swimming water; and a nice entry through a cut area in the cattails. The judges We had a total of 4 dogs run the WCX and 5 dogs run the took some time in setting up the go bird mark which WC. Two dogs passed the WCX and 3 passed the WC. was the longer of the 2 marks and readjusted it several The marks were nice and well within the program’s times to get the distance and angle correct. They used goals. Gary Scovel’s dogs as pickup dogs, and they got lots of swimming while they were setting the marks! Land was on a flatter field this year, next to the pens that do not have birds in them yet this year. The fields All the birds were in good shape and floated very well. are basically a fenced sorghum/corn/and cane fields The day was bright and the water was still. Both birds and with them being fenced no dogs could get into the for all marks landed with a big splash and were visible deep cover. The other side had no high cover, with the from the line. The memory bird was about 20-25 yards back abutted up to the sporting clays course that was to the left and the go bird was about 40 yards to the prepped for a Pheasants Forever shoot. It looked like right; 90 degrees between the falls; and pretty much all a golf course. The gallery really enjoyed the country swimming. Two dogs passed this part of the test for club setting for viewing. The other side of the field their WCX: was large planted pine trees in a single row, next to the parking lot. The land was a hay field (mixed grasses) Raven, owned by Carol Stone that was cut several weeks previous, so the new growth Callie owned by Gary & Helen Scovel. was spotty alfalfa and other grasses; nice cover, not too high or too thick. The WC was run on the same marks, with the 2nd mark shortened to 25 yards. Three dogs passed this part of First bird down (memory bird) on the WCX landed the test for the WC: about 45 yds out next to the pens on the cut path area so when the dogs got through the cover it was easily found. Chief, owned by Melissa Wojciechowski The second bird was at 90 degrees to the right about 65- Ariel, owned by Kitty Check 75 yds. The honor dog was behind the running dog a Woodie, owned by Jaci Bowman ways - about 5-6 yards. All the dogs entered in the WCX did very well on these marks and were carried on to water. One had an ‘oops’ moment and with a wing tip grab on the memory bird, The Poodle Papers cont. on page 21
Page 21 cont. from page 20 After the tests were done, we went back to the clubhouse for our GMPC pot luck lunch, awards and photos. Afterwards a few brave souls hung out to play with some green dogs and some dead birds that I brought. We had a fun time! Submitted by Jaci Bowman GMPC WC/WCX Chair
Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club - “Something for Everyone”
The Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club (GMPC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2011. GMPC is a small, but very active breed club with dedicated, hardworking members. GMPC hosts events that are of interest to members who participate with their Poodles in multiple venues. In addition to annually holding two specialty shows; obedience and rally trials; and a PCA WC/WCX test, GMPC participates in educational events, runs a Poodle rescue program and holds an eye (CERF) and heartworm clinic, with health testing and microchipping available. Following is a recap of GMPC’s activities in 2010. • GMPC Awards Dinner and Raffle - Saturday, January 16, 2010 • Great Lakes Pet Expo - February 6, 2010 • GMPC Specialty Show - Friday, March 5, 2010 • Annual Eye and Heartworm Clinic Monday, April 5, 2010 – CERF, heartworm tests, health testing and microchipping • GMPC Obedience and Rally Trials - June 26, 2010 with GMPC Rescue raffle • GMPC Summer Specialty Show and luncheon - July 30, 2010 • GMPC booth at the Wisconsin State Fair “Dog Day” – August 8, 2010 • GMPC PCA WC/WCX Tests – August 20, 2010 Submitted by Bev Duerst Editor of GMPC Profile The Poodle Papers
Page 22 We meet 5 times a year, during the odd months on the Quinnipiac Poodle Club third Tuesday of the month. We do not hold meetings in Quinnipiac Poodle Club is located in Connecticut and January. We always welcome visitors to our meetings is comprised of members from Connecticut, New York, they are open to guests. Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our club is comprised of a diversity of members. Our members participate in Respectfully submit, Conformation, Agility, and Obedience. We have had a decrease of members that are actively breeding from Diana Gardner the past. We are lucky to have many members that have President Quinnipiac Poodle Club been and are still very active members in Poodle Club of America. For many years we ran the Poodle Olympics, which began years back with fellow Poodle clubs in the New England area. Because of the lack of participation, they have not been held in several years. The times have changed since I became a member when the Poodle Olympics were a big event for our club and us as Breeders. Everyone use to enjoy going to see the new puppies would be there. It was a great way to see what different peoples lines were producing too.
Toy and Miniature Breeders Please read! OFA’S POLICY ON DNA CLEAR BY PARENTAGE
As a greater number of DNA based disease tests become available, a policy regarding the clearing of offspring out of DNA tested parents has become necessary.
For direct mutant gene tests only, the OFA will issue clearances to untested offspring, if the sire and dam Our club holds one yearly specialty in September each have both been DNA tested “clear,” if the sire and dam’s year. It is still a stand-alone show. In 2011 we will for DNA disease test results have been OFA registered, and the first time have a back-to-back show on the same if all three (sire/dam/offspring) have been DNA idenday. We want to stay as a stand-alone show as long as tity profiled and parentage verified. The DNA profile we can and hope that the back-to-back format will help paperwork must be submitted along with a completed with the entries. We have done well in the past with OFA DNA-based disease test application. The resulting our entries but you can always do better. In our area OFA certification will have a suffix of “CBP” (clear by the standard Poodles are always the largest entry in the parentage), indicating that the dog itself was not tested shows. Then it’s a toss up between the toys and the minand that the clearance was based on the sire and dam’s is. The toys and Minis are in demand as pets in our area test results, and known science at the time. Because of but have declined in entries at our shows in the area. the possibility of new mutations or as of yet undiscovered gene mutations, only first generation offspring will Our club also supports entries at two shows each year. be cleared. In our area so many of the all breed shows have gone out of our state. We try very hard to support the two For linkage or marker based tests where a margin of remaining shows that have remained in our state. error including both false positives and negatives exists, the OFA will not issue any clearances to untested We have a very active Poodle Rescue. Standard breeder dogs. Ann Fischer started the rescue for Quinnipiac years ago, and then it was taken over by Daryl Masone who DNA based disease screening is an evolving area. This became Poodle Rescue of Connecticut. Daryl also does policy is subject to change by action of the OFA Board Poodle Rescue for Poodle Club of Massachusetts. But of Directors as technology and science advance. we have more than a voice that refers people to an outside person. We have an actual club member that deals with rescue on a day-to-day basis that our club feels is important to have. The Poodle Papers
Western Reserve Poodle Club, Inc.
Page 23 to advertise in the PCA catalog and contribute a basket representing your state to be auctioned at the national specialty. Sandy Marshall sent out information regarding both great opportunities. Baskets can be any size, and smaller or medium sized basket gives all the affiliate clubs a great chance to show off the flair of their home state. The baskets will be on display, and then raffled or silent auctioned off. The proceeds from the sale can go to either the PCA Foundation or Rescue (the affiliate clubs can decide). While one hundred percent participation is unrealistic, each and every club that is able to participate will be providing a fantastic benefit to both themselves and the PCA as a whole. Donating a basket also gives affiliate clubs that are not able to have a member attend PCA more of a PRESENCE at the national. Please contact Sandy Marshall for more information or any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Many clubs are trying the back to back specialties, while others offer two specialties a year. A question was recently asked if an individual can donate to an affiliate club a previously won Silver BOB PCA affiliate medallion for one of their specialties. The answer is of course YES. While only one Silver BOB medallion is offered to the affiliate clubs per year by PCA, individuals are more than welcome to donate previously won medallions. To do so, the premium list must clearly state the name of the donor for the medallion and that it is only being offered for Best of Breed. Needless to say this is a wonderful way to honor a person, commemorate a win of a special dog, or possibly to remember those who have contributed to poodles over the years. Finally, I would like thank all of you who joined www. email@example.com. Remember the group is open to any member of an affiliate club. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, concerns or comments. Phone: 440-526-2382, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Burge 2nd Vice President, Affiliate Club Council, Poodle Club of America
On October 20, 2010, the WRPC celebrated its annual Awards Dinner. Over the years the club has given a plaque to each member who has bred and/or owned a poodle who had been awarded a Title for the year. As lovely as the plaques were, the reality of both the cost to the club and the fact that many recipients merely placed them in a box made the club decide to find a better way to carry out this honor. About five years ago, Kathy Bencin with full Board approval developed a lovely certificate (suitable for framing) for each dog’s accomplishment; in addition the club sends a donation of $7 for each dog that has earned a certificate to the PCA Foundation. A total of $182 was sent to the Foundation for 2010. Awardees this year include: Mary Jo Baranowski, Kathleen Bencin, Susan & Robert Burge, Carol Dean, Christie Gable, Kathy Gilbert, Janice Katz and Wendy Penn. Both Christine Nethery and Joseph Vergnetti were eligible but did not submit their paperwork. Awards were given for Top producers, Breed Champions and Obedience Titles. Susan Burge President Western Reserve Poodle Club
To Affiliate Clubs:
As I previously mentioned to all the affiliate club corresponding secretaries, I feel that the affiliate clubs need to be felt as more of a PRESENCE in PCA. The large majority of poodle breeders/exhibitors are not members of PCA but rather members of their local affiliate club. Most poodle people started there, and I believe the members of PCA need to know some of the great things our affiliates are doing to both survive and prosper. Earlier I challenged the affiliate clubs to send in an article for publication in our Poodle Papers. I would like to thank those of you that sent in articles, and encourage even more clubs to consider writing for the Spring issue. Your articles don’t need to be long or polished, but this is a great opportunity for your club to introduce itself and its members. Your club can read the articles in this edition for ideas or create your own. Other ways affiliate clubs can create a PRESENCE is
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5604 Merion Station, Apex, NC 27539 919-387-8780 DKTripp@aol.com November 15, 2010
D. Kay Tripp
Hi to All Poodle Club Members & Affiliate Clubs! Can you believe it’s time to start the process to select PCA Judges for 2013? Seems like we just finished the 2012 voting! The goal is to get on schedule so the 2013 Judges can be announced at the Annual Meeting in April 2011. The list of approved poodle judges which follows is from the AKC automated system as of October 21, 2010. No provisional judges are included. The only foreign judges listed are PCA members. Club members appear in italics and have (M) preceding their names. The names with strikethroughs are ineligible because they judged in 2010 or will judge in 2011 or 2012. Since a new Board of Governors will be seated in April of 2012, the judges on the current board are eligible to judge in 2013. If someone is elected to judge and also elected to the new board, the person with the second most votes will be asked to judge. (The same process will apply to whomever is contracted to judge intervariety in 2012, since the top vote-getter, Mrs. Cozart, cannot judge due to a previous commitment.) You may either return the ballot to me or just simply e-mail me your selections at DKTripp@aol.com. Vote for up to three in each variety (no more, please). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I always enjoy hearing from you. Thanks in advance for voting! Sincerely,
P.S. Happy Holidays! Due: January 4, 2011 The Poodle Papers
Mrs. Vicki L. Abbott Mr. Larry C. Abbott Mrs. Letty Larson Afong (M) Maria J. Aizcorbe (M) Luis E. Aizcorbe Mrs. Barbara Dempsey Alderman Mrs. Clover Allen Ms. Janet M. Allen Sandra Goose Allen John D. Allen Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio M. Rosalie Anderson Christine Salyers Anderson (M) Charles D. Arnold (M) Daniel Augustus Thomas W. Baldwin Robert E. Banghart Fred C. Bassett Keith G. Bates Sally Ray Baugniet Raymond D. Bay Lewis W. Bayne Jeffery M. Bazell Maxine V. Beam Carole A. Beattie Richard G. Beauchamp Kathy Beliew Arlene F. Benko C. Michael Benson Kenneth E. Berg Eva E. Berg William Bergum Dr. Robert J. Berndt Terry L. Berrios Dr. Albert P. Bianchi Michele L. Billings Eldon W. Bishop Vera Halpin Bistrim Edd E. Bivin Eugene Blake Carmen D. Blankenship Rosmarie Blood Luc Boileau John F. Booth George D. Boulton Janice M. Bounds Wayne E. Bousek Loraine Boutwell Col. Harold R. Brizee
Page 25. Colleen Brossard Wayne H. Brower Susan St. John Brown Mildred K. Bryant Virginia F. Buchanan Allen M. Buckner Rey Burgos Danny J. Bussard Maralyn K. Busse Kenneth A. Buxton Donna J. Buxton Nancy A. Byrd Richard Camacho Debbie Campbell Stephen G. C. Campbell Lee Canalizo Monica Canestrini Beverly Capstick (M) Thomas W. Carneal Susan M. Carr Peggy Dillard Carr W.L. “Wick” Carter Noreen C. Cartwright Anne K. Catterson Timothy Catterson (M) Jordan L. Chamberlain Ellen MacNeille Charles Connie S. Clapp Toddie Clark Houston Clark Bonnie Linnell Clarke Dana P. Cline Clay Coady Mrs. L. Stewart Cochrane Jon R. Cole Gloria J. Coleman Mary Ellen Compagnon John T. Connolly David C. Cook (M) Debra Cozart* (M) Doris Cozart Anitra Cuneo (M) William Cunningham Arlene A. Czech Michael J. Dachel Susan B. Dale Betsy Dale Dorothy A. Dalton Thomas E. Daniels Judith V. Daniels The Poodle Papers
Kathleen M. Davenport Joy P. Davison Arthur J. Davison Glenda P. Dawkins Pete Dawkins Paullet DeLong Pete P. DeSoto W. Everett Dean Jr. Martha V. Dean Kent H. Delaney Catherine S. DiGiacomo Dr. Anthony D. DiNardo Suzanne Dillin David G. Doane, M.D. Mrs. David G. Doane Marcie S. Dobkin Gary L. Doerge William J. Dolan Michael J. Dougherty Jeannine M. Dowell Dr. Daniel W. Dowling Betty J. Duding Gay Dunlap Nancy Dunlap-Craker Janice L. Earl Dorothy Edge Carole M. Edwards Byron W. Elder Marilynn Ellis Sandra E. Ellis Robert D. Ennis Rose Ann Erickson Mariam (Bobbie) Espey Sondra Joy Esporite Kenneth D. Falconi Christine Feldman-Bartnick William Ferrara Alfred J. Ferruggiaro R. Ellen Fetter Raymond V. Filburn Jr. Helen Miller Fisher Larry J. Fitch Anne T. Fleming Jane Forsyth Joyce G. Fortney Jean Fournier Joan Frailey James E. Frederiksen Toby B. Frisch Robert R. Frost cont. on page 26
cont. from page 25 D. Mycki Fulda (M) Barbara H. Furbush Samuel A. Gardner (M) Randy E. Garren Timothy C. Garrison Patricia A. Gellerman Gloria Geringer Cathy J. Gish Sue Goldberg Theresa (Terry) Goldman Joan Goldstein Carl E. Gomes Alane L. Gomez R. Doreen Gordin Peter J. Green Joseph E. Gregory Jack A. Grimes Kathleen M. Grosso Vincent T. Grosso Lou M. Guerrero Bonnie L Guggenheim Wayne Gurin Peggy J. Haas Joyce Hadden (M) Nancy Smith Hafner Robert E. Hall James J. Ham Virginia Sullivan Hampton Dawn Hansen Clinton M. Harris Sherwood L. Harris Roger R. Hartinger Paula Hartinger Patricia (Pat) Hastings Peggy J. Hauck Steve Hayden Ann D. Hearn Bernhard L. (Ben) Helfrich Shelley S. Hennessy Carolyn A. Herbel Rodney E. Herner Robert A. Hetherington Jr. Anne M. Hier Lesley E. Hiltz Sheila A. Hobson Marian Mason Hodesson Florise M. Hogan William H. Holbrook Rita Holloway Julie M. Holm
Page 26 Stephen J. Hubbell Dr. Vandra L. Huber Warren D. Hudson Mrs. Bob (Curtis) Humphrey James (Jim) Hupp Stephen F. Hurt Arley D. Hussin Lydia Coleman Hutchinson Robert E. Hutton Dr. Robert A. Indeglia Dr. John V. Ioia Janet Jackson J. Robert Jacobsen (M) Helen Lee James Richard C. Jeffery Margaret Carole Jeffery Bradley Jenkins J. Ray Johnson Joseph F. Joly III Victor Joris Shirley Justus Keke Kahn Kenneth Kauffman Jane G. Kay Dr. Steve Keating Barbara W. Keenan Roy W. Keiser Jr. Vernelle Kendrick Mark R. Kennedy Ann A. Kennedy Norman B. Kenney Thomas A. Kilcullen David J. Kirkland Margo E. Klingler Gloria Knapp Billie Kellogg Kneale Mary Lou Kniola Kathleen B. Kolbert Michael Koss Dr. Alvin W. Krause Sharon A. Krogh David M. Krogh M. Jean Lade Glen Lajeski Phyllis E. Lambert Phillip A. Lanard III Barbara Ann Langlois Josanne E. Larsen Robert B. Lawson Betsey A. Leedy The Poodle Papers
Betty Regina Leininger Ralph M. Lemcke Elaine J. Lessig James A. Lester Linda H. Lewin Sandra M. Lex Elaine Ann Lindhorst Peggy L. Lloyd Linda Lloyd Charles S. Long Terri Lyddon (M) Jack MacGillivray Dorothy M. Macdonald Mary Ellen Macke John J. Madieros Diane L. Malenfant Florence A. Males Dolores (Dee) H. Maltz Dr. Michael T. Manning Lester R. Mapes George E. Marquis Dorothy F. Martin Molly Martin Dr. Richard D. Martinez Dr. Margaret M. Materna LaMar Mathis Elaine E. Mathis Marilyn Mayfield (M) Dennis McCoy Kenneth M. McDermott Karen S. McFarlane Dr. Bernard E. McGivern Jr. Charlotte Clem McGowan Janis M. Mercer Rodney R. Merry Mary Ellen Meyer Richard V. Miller Kenneth E. Miller Madeline K. Miller David R. Miller Andrew (Gene) Mills Malcolm E. Moore Grace Moran Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones Denny C. Mounce Erika K. Moureau Patricia A. Mowbray-Morgan Bonnie M. Mueller Desmond J. Murphy Judy English Murray cont. on page 27
cont. from page 26 Elizabeth Muthard Richard H. Nachman Dorothy C. Naegele Carol Jean Nelson (M) Beverly Jean Nelson Patricia Neugarth-Black Sharon Newcomb Brenda Newcomb Susan Nikkel Carol Kniebusch Noe Martha M. Olmos-Ollivier Charles L. Olvis Etta B. Orenstein (M) Janice G. Pardue Charlotte P. Patterson Madeline Patterson Margretta Patterson-Kauffman Norman L. Patton Joanne (Jan) N. Paulk (M) Dr. Samuel M. Peacock Pamela B. Peat June A. Penta Dr. Gerard C. Penta Bessie V. Pickens (M) Dana L. Plonkey Sally Poole Angela J. Porpora Roy Prado Ruth M. Prehn Dr. Roger S. Pritchard Murrel Purkhiser Kay J. Radcliffe John C. Ramirez Jacqueline M. Rayner Dana B. Read Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin Sharon Ann Redmer Margaret A. Reed Stephen P. Regan Carol A. Reisman Margaret Young Renihan Leonard S. Reppond Donnelle Richards Timothy S. Robbins Charles E. Robinson Karen J. Rockwell Don Rogers Anthony E. Rosato Herbert H. Rosen Mary Roudebush
Page 27 Leslie Ann Russell William R. Russell Maureen Russo (M) Frank T. Sabella Kathy Bucher Sawyer Cynthia P. Schmick Mrs. Andre B. Schoen Mary Schroeder JoAnne R. Schullier Francine W. Schwartz (M) Joan P. Scott Charles C. Scott Richard F. Sedlack (M) Inge Semenschin Ann Sergio Robert D. Sharp William (Bill) P. Shelton Dr. John C. Shelton (M) John R. Shoemaker Edmund R. Sledzik Dr. Harry Smith Dr. Robert D. Smith Polly Smith (M) Helen Sokopp Cynthia Sommers Luis F. Sosa Sharon K. Sparks Dr. Gary L. Sparschu Dr. Wanda V. Spediacci Terry Stacy Jacqueline L. Stacy Robin L. Stansell Robert Stein Helen Winski Stein Fredrick R. Stephens Raymond P. Stevens Isabell J. Stoffers (M) Norma J. Strait Patti L. Strand Faye Strauss Darlene Stuedemann Robert Sturm (M) Dr. Donald Sturz Jr Ann K. Summa Don Sutton Sherry L. Swanson Ralph (Ed) Sweet Raymond T. Swidersky Joe Tacker Carolyn Taylor The Poodle Papers
Dorothy B. Taylor T. Donald Teague Lawrence C. Terricone Shirley Thomas Carolyn Thomas Jon J. Thompson Sari Brewster Tietjen Linda Tilka Fr. Bryan P. Timby (M) Helen G. Tomb-Taylor Kathy Torres-Kamakeeaina Dr. Elizabeth F. Trainor Charles E. Trotter Marcia P. Tucker Marjorie A. Tuff Mary Elizabeth Turney (M) Dr. Terrill Udenberg* Marjorie J. Underwood Shirley M. Uphouse William E. Usherwood Darryl Vice Lorene Vickers-Smith (M) Sally L. Vilas George M. Vukich Sandra Walker Joe C. Walton (M) Anna Wanner Frank J. Washabaugh Judy Webb Dr. Randy Weckman Madison M. Weeks Elliott B. Weiss Sue Weiss Dorothy Welsh Sandy I. Wheat Robert Widden (M) Clay Williams Chuck Winslow Frank R. Wolaniuk (M) Scott P. Wolfe Barbara J. Wood Sue S. Woodle Gale Yamaguchi Carl C. Yochum Elaine Young Ann F. Yuhasz Joan M. Zielinski Ruth H. Zimmerman Marcy L. Zingler William deVilleneuve
*May require AKC Visiting Judge approval
Due: January 4, 2011
2010: Adrena Brunotte, Beverly Jean Nelson, Michael Dachel, Hans Brunotte 2011: Mikael Nilsson, Jane Forsyth, Debra Cozart, Randy Garren -----------------------------------------------
2012: Janice Pardue, Maria Aizcorbe, Dennis McCoy, (Intervariety pending contract)
Toy Variety Nominees: 1._____________________________2._____________________________3._____________________________ Miniature Variety Nominees: 1._____________________________2._____________________________3._____________________________ Standard Variety Nominees: 1._____________________________2._____________________________3._____________________________ Intervariety Nominees: 1._____________________________2._____________________________3._____________________________
Please sign here or give your Affiliate Club name:_________________________________________________
Please return by January 4, 2011 to: D. Kay Tripp, PCA Corresponding Secretary, 5604 Merion Station, Apex, NC 27539 or just e-mail your selections to DKTripp@aol.com Questions? E-mail me or call at 919-387-8780!
Due: January 4, 2011
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Also, a bit of information I received from Mary Ellen Fishler, who attended a program put on by the National The following committee appointments (effective now Institute of Health. She was told the carcinoma study thru April 2012), show committees for 2011, PCA Foun- involving standard poodles has been completed and dation and PCA Rescue Foundation are listed below. the report is being written now. I look forward to beThe Board of Governors thanks all of you for serving. ing presented with the information discovered. These To those who have worked on these committees in the studies are conducted for the benefit of humans, but at past, a heartfelt thanks from all Club Members and the the same time can only assist us with this problem. Board. Your contributions are very much appreciated! Have a safe happy holiday!!!!! from Kay Tripp, Corresponding Secretary
Committees: Breeder Referral: Mary Olund and Leslie Newing, Co-Chairs, Joan Scott (Toy), Nancy Hafner (Miniature), Joan McFadden (Standard), Sue Burge, (Affiliate Clubs); Membership: Jordan Chamberlain, Chair, Sharon Finney, Sandy Marshall, Elaine Noel, Norma Jean Strait; Audit Committee: Mike Wahlig, Chair, Andy Kress, Claudia Stratiff; Standard of the Breed: Luis Aizcorbe, Chair, Wendell Sammet, Joan Scott, Arlene Skarda, Joyce Wilson; Illustrated Standard: Helen Lee James, Luis Aizcorbe; Judges Education: Nancy Hafner, Coordinator, Randy Garren, Dennis McCoy, Scott & Lisa Wolfe; Education Committee: Scott & Lisa Wolfe, Sue Burge, Joan McFadden; PCA Foundation Liaison: Joan McFadden; Legal Committee: Mike Wahlig, Jan Steinhauer; Legislative Committee: Peggy McDill, Chair, Jean Lazurus, Judy Goldberg; Ethics Committee: Kay Tripp, Chair, Patty Moulthrop, Beverly Jean Nelson; Poodles in America Publication: Beverly Jean Nelson, Chair, Victoria Holloway, Clay Williams, Kathryn Foran; PIA Sales & Disbribution: Allen Kingsley; Web Administrative Committee: Joyce Carelli, Chair, Sue Burge, Joan McFadden; Regional Guideline Committee: Johnny Shoemaker; Historian: Tom Carneal; Website: Lisa Wolfe, Webmaster, Hal Kinne (Inquiry Correspondence); Newsletter: Leslie Newing; PCA Online: Leslie Newing; Show Committee for 2011: Arthur Foran III, Chair, Dennis McCoy and Linda Morris, Assistant Chairs; see Arthur Foran’s article for other show committees) PCA Foundation and Genetic Anomalies: Tom Carneal PCA Rescue Foundation: Cindy Crawley, Chair
Joan McFadden Standard Variety Representative
Toy Representative Report
This report will be short and sweet. As the Toy Representative I am now part of the restructured Breeder Referral Committee. Please e mail me with any litters you have available. My e mail address is email@example.com . Overall, at the moment, everything is status quo as far as this variety is concerned. I hope everyone is making their plans to attend our National Specialty in April. Michael Nilsson, from Sweden is our judge. I am looking forward to our show and hope we have a really nice entry. I want to congratulate this year’s toy grand champion qualifiers for this year’s AKC/Eukanuba National Specialty.
GCH Ch. Smash JP Moon Walk GCH Ch. Excell Belle of the Ball GCH Ch. Tropical’s Charm My Heart GCH Ch. Paperbirch Dbara Bit of Maverick GCH Ch. Alastar A Carbon Copy at Kaylens GCH Ch. Cache’s Lord Grayson GCH Ch. Rnr Winner takes All GCH Ch. Braod Bay Hits the Spot
Standard Variety Report
This will be a short report. With the reorganization of the Breeder Referral committee, please let me know about any standard litters needing referral. My e mail address is UNIQUEJoan@verizon.net and my phone is 610-485-3908. With the restructure of this committee, each variety representative will be able to forward the information to Mary Olund and Leslie Newing, the new co-chairs. (One on each coast.)
Please let me know if there are any topics you would like to see addressed in the newsletter concerning our variety. Its that time of year to gather with friends and family and give thanks for all we have and to wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year. Joan Scott Toy Representative
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A.K.C. Delegates Corner
are accurate, complete, and easily accessible. · A certificate of distinction, to frame and signify “As the AKC has grown and expanded, the reach and your participation in the program. Breed-specific web banners that participants can influence of core-exhibitor breeders has expanded as · well. With those breeders in mind, AKC has created use to proudly promote their involvement in the Prothe new Breeder of Merit program. It proudly honors gram. Acknowledgement on a special page of the AKC breeder’s/exhibitor’s dedication and hard work as they · continue to produce dogs that are healthy, capable, and website and in the AKC Gazette. Free Online Breeder Classified listings along with beautiful. The foundation of today’s AKC Breeder’s of · Merit has the power to influence, guide, and teach fu- a special Breeder of Merit designation. Free or discounted fees on all secondary transacture breeder, exhibitors, and all purebred dog owners.” · tions such as duplicate registration applications, revoke I am hoping that every member of the Poodle Club of limited status applications, etc. A Breeder of Merit Lapel pin. America, who is actively breeding, will take part in this · And more! worthwhile program. The AKC has finally come up · with a plan that will separate the legitimate breeder exhibitor from puppy mills. As John Lyons said, “Being This program will not only support our endeavors to a successful breeder in the fancy does not come easy. distinguish our efforts as breeders, but at the same time Years of hard work, vision, and a willingness to do the enable us to support the AKC’s continuing efforts to right thing are required to be successful. Our Breeders increase registrations. There are many easy registration of Merit have these qualities and deserve to be recog- options available to the Breeder of Merit, including: Full Litter, Full Litter Offspring, Full Litter Plus and nized.” Full Litter Offspring Plus. Learn more at http://www. akc.org/sixeasyways/. To learn more or to apply for the REQUIREMENTS Breeder of Merit program, visit http://www.akc.org/ · Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with breederofmerit , or send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Tina Yuhl at 919-816-3932 or email@example.com . AKC events. · Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or I hope you as members of the Poodle Club of America Companion event titles on dogs they bred or co-bred. are as excited about the New Breeder of Merit program · Member of an AKC Club. · Certifies that applicable health screens are per- as I am. formed on the sire and dam as recommended by the Parent Club. · Demonstrates commitments to ensuring 100% of Mary Ellen Fishler, the puppies they produce are AKC registered.
BREEDER OF MERIT PROGRAM
AS PART OF THE BREEDER OF MERIT PROGRAM, BREEDERS WILL RECEIVE:
· Breeder of Merit designation and gold border on registration applications and certificates for dogs bred by the Breeder of Merit. · Complimentary access to $20.00 value per month for free online reports in the AKC online store. · Access to the AKC Direct toll free number. · Online record support, to ensure that your records The Poodle Papers
“ The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
2010 AKC PARENT CLUB CONFERENCE
Page 31 On-line AKC Help (This was a hands on training in the use of AKC Website for Clubs, breeders, fanciers and how to take advantage of these services), and Docking and Cropping (This was an open discussion for breeds that dock and crop. It was to attempt a unified approach to preservation with comprehensive strategy for legislative action). This was the meeting I attended. I have been involved with committee since I became a Delegate. This is a battle that is difficult. With the current attitudes of the VMA, other countries who have succumbed to the pressure of various political groups, and a lack of understanding of many breed standards. The Parent Clubs of the American Kennel Club will provide a united front.
On August 27th, 28th, & 29th Kay Tripp and I attended the 2010 Parent Club Conference held in Durham, North Carolina. It was an experience we will not soon forget. It was three days packed with information, ideas, and the availability of the American Kennel Club’s support for its individual Parent Clubs.
Friday started with tours of the AKC’s North Carolina office, a worthwhile experience. Besides the efficient way this building functions, and the way the staff efficiently operates; and because of all the art work there is a museum quality and atmosphere throughout. Saturday started early and ended late. Another General Session introduced the Parent Clubs to the people who After a lovely hors d’oeuvres and cash bar hosted by run this organization: Who does what and possible opRaleigh Kennel Club, Cary Kennel Club and Carolina portunities for assistance and support available to all Kennel Club (which included our own members Randy Parent Clubs. The morning continued with a choice Garren and Dennis McCoy as hosts) and dinner, we had of attending: Financial Aspects of the Operation of a our first general session. After all the introductions, Parent Club, or the Impact of Declining RegistrationsDennis Sprung addressed the conference about the var- Mentoring and Parent Clubs (Kay and I attended this ious endeavors and projects the AKC supports. Dur- one). The Exhibitor Mentoring program and the Mening this speech he relayed several stories of the AKC’s toring Judges and Breed education were presented. involvement with the dogs dealing with the September How we as a club can facilitate mentoring and use the 11th disaster. One of these I would like to share with breed standard as a teaching tool and enhance the proour membership. This may or not be news you already cess. But the most impressive moment was Alan Kalknow but I did not. But I can tell you I was so proud to ters (AKC board member and well-known marketing be sitting there representing the Poodle Club of Amer- expert) presented a video, I hope to bring to our Naica when Dennis related the story of how those dog’s tional. It’s a response to some of the commercials seen veterinary care was provided by our members Toni and every day on television. After lunch, there was an OnMartin Sosnoff. Line AKC presentation, outlining the resources available to clubs through the AKC website, www.akc.org. During this session we met the AKC CAR Staff. They It is the #1 site for the general public looking for breed discussed the AKC Companion Animal Recovery’s information. For clubs and fanciers the website has so programs and how they can benefit our club and com- much to offer such as Club related services, On-line munities. AKC CAR offers a variety of microchipping Plans and Club management, as well as On-line Litter programs for clubs and assistance with microchipping Registration, On-line Dog Registration, and more. clinics. The organization also provides resources, support, funds and other assistance to canine search and We then moved on to a choice of: Improving the Narescue groups and disaster preparedness/relief groups tional Specialty or Rescue for and by Parent Clubs. We nationwide through its AKC Canine Support Relief chose improving the National Specialty since PCA alFund. ready had a rescue foundation in place. This was a very interesting and informative session. The topics were The evening sessions continued with a variety of meet- discussed with an eye toward improving our Parent ings: Club Officers Forum (An open forum for Officers Club’s National Specialty. Major topic areas included: or Officers-to-be of Parent Clubs. What are your issues? What are the Options; Strategy Suggestions for ConHow would others in the group deal with these issues?), cont. on page 32 The Poodle Papers
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tant methods and treatments to utilize with problems in breed-specific health and disease prevention which tract Negotiations; Site Selection; Selection of a Show present limitations genetic testing cannot solve. Chairman; Judge Selection; Working with All-Breed Clubs; Choosing a Superintendent; and Working with Finally the conference wrapped up with sessions on Local Specialty Clubs. Public Relations, and the one I attended was, Breed Standards conducted by Mari-Beth O’Neill, AKC AVP After a fifteen minute break the next general session Customer Service. She reviewed AKC’s requirements pertained to Governance-the Effective Operation of the for maintaining and modifying breed standards.: How Parent Club. Here Mike Liosis, AKC Director of Club do Parent Clubs determine the need to change standards Relations and Carl Holder, a Parliamentarian discussed without compromising their breeds’ basic function? the most commonly asked questions by Parent Clubs How do clubs go about accomplishing these changes? and the parliamentary process and possible solutions to How do they reach club consensus that changes are problem areas. This was extremely informative. necessary? were all discussed. As the day and evening progressed we had another general session this time with a presentation from Eukanuba. Then the evening meetings began: Financial Aspects of the Operation of a parent Club, FAA & Miscellaneous Breed Meeting, and again On-Line AKC Help. When our day finally ended Kay and I had been running around the convention campus from 6:30 in the morning until 11:00 at night. I would also like to mention that for the entire weekend there were Resource Rooms available to every attendee. The Electronic Resource Room explored modern electronic technology as communication tools. How do other clubs use these tools? I brought PCA’s various power points and videos for demonstration. The Print Material Resource Room was devoted to examples of Parent Club print documents. I prepared two notebooks with all of PCA’s material: Newsletters, Procedure Sunday was a repeat of Saturday. The opening General Manuals, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, Illustrated standards, Session began with a presentation on Legislative Issues Membership Guidelines, Sponsor and Membership Apand the Parent Club. Patti Strand, AKC Board Member plications, Judge and Member Education CDs, Meet and National Director and founder of the National Ani- the Breed Organization, etc. (I was requested to leave mal Interest Alliance illustrated how the pure bred dog one of the notebooks). community is suffering from a legislative assault that continues to threaten the very existence of our dogs and This conference was sponsored by the American Kenour way of life as responsible dog breeders and own- nel Club, Eukanuba , and American Kennel Club Comers. Then Phil Guidry, AKC Legislative Analyst, dis- panion Animal Recovery. It was organized by the Parcussed how Parent Clubs have a special responsibility ent Club Committee of the American Kennel Club, to encourage, empower and engage their members and and worked by what seemed like the entire staff of the how to successfully organize and mobilize a success- American Kennel Club. I have attended many conferful grassroots program. The next General Session was: ences over the years for business and pleasure. None of Canine Health and Welfare: the Future of our Pure Bred them compared to the efficiency and effort put forth by Dogs, or Parent Clubs and our AKC. There were pre- this conference. Every effort was made to instill this sentations from Dr. Patricia Haines, DVM, AKC Board group with the responsibility every Parent Club has to Member and practicing veterinarian who spoke on educate, guide, and provide its membership with ongoproblems and some solutions; Eddie Dziuk, Chief Op- ing communication in regards to the sport of purebred erating Officer of the Orthopedic Foundation for Ani- dogs. I hope in future issues of the newsletter to discuss mals, spoke about OFA and CHIC, Dr. Francis Smith in more detail some the topics from this conference. DVM, President, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Many of them could be seminars all by themselves. explained today’s challenges responsible parent club breeders have in breeding dogs to the standard; and Dr. Thomas Graves, DVM, Associate Professor and Chief of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Illi- Mary Ellen Fishler nois, College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed imporThe Poodle Papers
This meeting was held at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel, Newark, New Jersey on September 13th and 14th, 2010. Monday was the usual committee meetings. I attended the Parent Club meeting. Probably the most discussion inspiring topic was the suggestions that came forth from the Retreat with the Board of Directors and AKC Officers in regards to the additional activities to enhance conformation events. There were four items being debated.
The major complaint in the past was that all breeds were not represented.
The meeting on Tuesday began with a Forum, “Responsible Pet Ownership-The Calgary Model of Animal Control”. A different model of delivering animal services utilizing partnerships, education and enforcement only when necessary to deliver a program with very low aggression rates, low euthanasia, high return to owner rates and a self-funded operation without tax dollars. It was presented by Bill Bruce, Director of Animal and Bylaw Services, the City of Calgary. The meeting pro· Reserve Best in Show · Increase the number of placements in the groups ceeded with the ballot for the Delegate Standing Committees. The results: from 4 to 6 · Inclusion of 4 to 6 month puppy class, a non-com· All Breed-Robert Black, Crecia Closson, John petitive class with more relaxed rules · Owner Handler competition (this idea is still be- Ronald, Ann Wallin · Bylaw-, Rita Biddle, Judith Daniels, Dr. John Ioia, ing worked) Nina Schaefer Adv. & Advancement-James Dok. Jane Ruthford, Many of these already work successfully in other coun- · tries. Their participation could help clubs with compli- Dan Smyth, Marcy Zingler Dog Show Rules-Linda Flynn, Sue Goldberg, ance issues. Plus it could encourage more active par- · ticipation in the sport. I will let you know more as these Nancy Perrell, David Powers, William Green · Field Trial-David Hopkins, Fred Kampo. A. Nelideas move forward. son sills, Lynn Worth smith, Christopher Sweetwood Obedience, Tracking, Agility-Joyce Dandridge, Tom Davies let us know the Group Realignment Com- · mittee has been reinstated. The committee will retain Barbara Mann, Patricia Sample, Maureen Setter, Gail its regular members and will now include a representa- LeBarge, Kathyrann Savinas Parent Club-Connie Butherus, Steve Gladstone, tive from each group. I am very glad to inform you that · two of our members are now on this committee: Sally John Nielson, Larry Sorenson Canine Health-Dr. Sophia Kaluzniaki, Dr. Harvey Villas, representing the toy group, and Johnny Shoe- · maker, representing the non-sporting group. Poodles Mohrenweiser, Peter J. See, John Studebaker, Holly Stump will be well protected. · Herding, Earthdog, and Coursing Events-Thomas The Parent Club Conference and its over whelming Barrie, Carol Clark, Bonnie Latham Perspectives Editorial Staff-Dr. Gerry Meisels, success was discussed. The money spent by the Ameri- · can Kennel Club, Eukanuba, and the AKC Companion Monica Henderson Stoner, Carol Wiliamson, Lynn Animal Recovery was put to good use. I do think the Worth Smith conference was a testament to the ongoing efforts by the AKC to encourage and aid its Parent Club mem- After the business of new delegates and their introbers, demonstrating the community at large needs to duction, and approval of the minutes, reports from the work together. I was inspired and empowered with chief financial officer, President and Chairman were given. Ron Menaker spoke to the issue of declining enthusiasm. registrations, the new Breeder of Merit Program, and Gina DiNardo discussed Meet the Breeds in New York the idea of dog show enhancements (as discussed earand California. There are 133 breeds signed up for the lier in this report). He also announced that the AmeriJacob Javetts Center and 110 breeds signed up for the can Kennel Club and Eukanuba will be broadcasting Long Beach Convention Center. She encouraged all for the first time ever on network television, the Tenth clubs to participate even if they could not bring a dog. Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. The cont. on page 34 The Poodle Papers
Page 34 cont. from page 33 as breeders must make full use of making sure all our show will premiere in an invigorated new format on the puppies are registered with the AKC. Through all the ABC Television Network on Sunday afternoon, Janu- various options and benefits from registering our pupary 23, 2011. Ron Menaker said, “We know viewers pies (including the mixed breed registry) “we” will be around the country will not only learn about the exciting world of dog shows but also about the 167 different able to continue to “champion all dogs.” dog breeds and how to find the right one to fit in a family’s lifestyle.” A quote from Eukanuba’s Jason Taylor, Amendments pertaining to Chapter 7, Section 1 of field Manager of External Relations: “ABC provides a ter- Trial Rules and Standard procedure for Dachshunds, rific opportunity to showcase some of the world’s most Basset Hounds, Large Pack Field Trials, and Beagle extraordinary dogs. Dog lovers and their furry friends Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Small won’t want to miss this year’s show. It will truly be Pack Option and Two-Couple Pack Hunting Tests Field special.” Visit the web site http://wwwakc.org/events/ Trials, Entry Requirements and Eligibility, which would tvschedule.cfm for a complete list of air dates or www. specify a minimum age of six months. Passed akc.org/aenc for more information about the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Vote on proposed amendment to Chapter 5, Section 1, of Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for DachsAlan Kalter spoke to the delegate body about the “we” hunds-Judges and Their Decisions, which would delete in the AKC credo “We’re more than champion dogs, wording to allow officers of the club to judge, becomwe’re the dog’s champion.” He reminded us of the out- ing consistent with other AKC venue and increasing the pouring of support and services “we” receive from the judges’ pool. Passed AKC. This is some of the presentation. Vote on proposed amendment to Chapter 5, Section 1, · PROTECT-Health and safety of our dogs through Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Basset the AKC Companion Animal Recovery Program and Hounds-judges and Their Decisions, which would rethe Conditions and Inspection program. quire clubs to retain entry forms for one year. Passed · WATCH-AKC Canine Legislative Department · FETCH-AKC Companion Recovery The vote on proposed amendment to ARTICLE VII, · DEVOTED-AKC Museum of the Dog Section 1, of AKC’s Charter and Bylaws, which would · TREAT-AKC Canine Health Foundation eliminate Board term limits, after great debate and a · SPEAK-A voice for every dog and owner counted vote, did not pass. · VALOR-AKC ACE Awards · CARE-AKC Veterinary Outreach program The proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 12 – · LEAD-AKC Junior Showmanship Scholarships Schedule of Judges, of Rules applying to Dog Shows, · HEEL-AKC/CAR Companion Support Relief which would allow Superintendents and Show Secreprogram taries to schedule after lunch assignments without di· TEACH-AKC Canine Ambassador program viding them into hourly periods unless requested by the · ENHANCE-AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Show Chairman, was read for the first time. This topic program was debated both here and at the Delegate caucus on · PHRAISE-AKC Good Citizen program Monday. The opinions of the delegate body seem to be mixed. Since each and everyone one of us is a part of this organization and we do so much for dogs, Allan instructed The meeting adjourned after the announcement of the us to “give yourself a hand”. But he also reminded nominating committee: Dr. John V. Ioia, chairman, Mr. us that only CAR and AKC Registrations generates the William J. Feeney, Mr. Robert A. Schroll, Mrs. Marrevenue to support all these services. Up to this point garette Wampold, and Ms. Viola Vargo. Alternates are CAR and Registrations, combined with cutting the ex- Mr. Harold Miller and Ms. Lynda Kenney. penses of running the AKC, have supported all these programs. If things don’t change, tough decisions will Mary Ellen Fishler have to be made about which programs must stop. We The Poodle Papers
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Poodle Club of America’s hunt test will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 and will continue on Sunday the 24th if necessary. Tests will be held at Anatidae Farm, 4635 Maiden Forest Rd., Rhodesdale, MD 21659 Congratulations to Jack Combs and Mia DiBenedetto for qualifying Bibelot’s Tolka Hands Up MH for the 2010 Master National. Congratulations to all those who have titled their Poodles in the field this past year! Linda Miller PCA Hunt Test Chairperson
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“If you are interested in learning more about Tracking or how to get started in Tracking, contact Carol Pernicka at firstname.lastname@example.org” “The rules and guidelines for participating in the WC WCX can be found on the PCA website. If you are interested in learning more about the WC WCX or starting basic retriever training, please contact Joyce Carelli at email@example.com or Linda Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org” THANKS EVERYONE. Claudia email@example.com
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Page 36 The latest PIA is out! The Reference Book you have been waiting for !
Poodles in America, the eleven volume PCA reference set containing pedigrees of all Poodles recognized by AKC as Champions from 1929 through 2007, is available as a set or as individual volumes.
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Meet the Breeds
By Cindy Crawley
“grandmother’s yappy lap dog,” and toward that of an active, intelligent and beautiful friend for life. An important part of our task as participants in Meet the Breeds is to educate the public in how would be the best way to find a reputable, responsible dog breeder, the essential first step to responsible pet ownership. People were referred to the PCA website for more information. Poodle Club of America also had several handouts prepared to address the many questions and decisions that potential owners’ face when choosing a dog. The information provided and pamphlets given out were accepted with thanks from the throngs of people that came to the booth, but what the visitors really wanted to do was to put their hands on the dogs. Owing to their inherent, splendid good nature, the Poodles in the booth each day were more than willing to graciously accept the pats and caresses and admiration of hundreds of people.
Meet the Breeds, the AKC’s premier event designed to promote Responsible Pet Ownership, was held in New York City, October 16 and 17. Over 39,000 people passed through the Javits Center to meet 150 varieties of purebred dogs and 41 varieties of purebred cats. In addition to the up close and personal encounters with America’s favorite companion animals, there were over 100 vendors offering everything from pet food to pet travel arrangements and numerous demonstrations including both canine and feline agility, rally and obedience (no feline obedience!), working Seeing Eye dogs and the presentation of the AKC’s ACE awards. Three dogs were given ACE awards at the event including Cassius, a German Shepherd dog, rescued from a shelter at the tender age of 8 weeks and recognized for his Search and Rescue work, Wyatt, a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog recognized for his work as a Service dog and Rufus, the bull terrier and Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winner, recognized for his therapy work.
The lovely black Standard Poodle, “Dolly,” CH. L’Paige Smokey Mountain Girl, and her breeder-owner-handler, Elizabeth Reynolds, were the Saturday goodwill ambassadors in the PCA booth. Sunday’s participants One of the Meet the Breeds’ vendors, Pet Airways, included Poodle enthusiast, Donna Stankovich and her sponsored the Best Booth in Show contest which was white male Miniature Poodle, “Pete,” Cinbren Barking won by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club. As many peo- Wild Magic (who made a recent cameo appearance on ple know, Queen Elizabeth of England owns Pembroke the hit TV show “30 Rock”!) and Standard Breeder, Corgis. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club decorated Ann Fisher, with friend Cindy Case and Ann’s two their booth to resemble Windsor Castle including hav- black Standards, “Ian,” CH. Majessa Alias James Bond ing one of their members dressed up as the Queen. It and CH. Majessa “Martina.” By the end of each day, all participants, both human and canine, were exhausted was truly a sight to behold, but sorry no photos! but satisfied with jobs well done. Since we do not have royalty to accessorize our booth, Poodle Club of America decided instead to focus on the diversity of our wonderful breed. The theme, A Dog for All Seasons, a Dog for All Reasons – Meet the Poodle!, provided ample opportunity to emphasize to potential pet owners that Poodles are all-around great companion dogs; ready, willing and able to do anything and everything their owners may ask of them. The many posters and the slide presentation in the booth reflected the theme by presenting Poodles of all three varieties engaged in activities ranging from agility to tracking, freestyle dancing to hospital therapy work, carting, sheep herding, waterfowl and upland game bird retrieving, and of course, just enjoying being with and doing various activities with their people. All the images were meant to move public opinion of the Poodle away from the stereotypical “frou-frou circus dog” or Meet the Breeds will be held in December in California at the Eukanuba National Championship dog show, the last west coast venue for this event for the near future, as Meet the Breeds then moves to Florida with the Eukanuba event for the next five years.
“ It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
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For about the same amount of money that you might spend for a really nice meal out, Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation can take a dog out of the danger it may face in a kill shelter, neuter him and have him transported to a Poodle Rescue where loving applicants wait. Who among us is not looking to lose a few pounds this year? Rather than paying for the high calorie meal, make a tax-deductible donation to PCARF instead! In so doing, you save a life and may shed a few pounds in the process.
Cindy Crawley President of PCA Rescue Foundation
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Please consider a tax deductible donation to PCA Rescue Foundation. One hundred percent of your donation goes to support the efforts of volunteers all over the United States to rescue Poodles from abanonment and find them permanent, safe loving homes. Return this form to the address below. Name : Address: Amount: Please send this form and your check to: PCA Rescue Foundation, Inc. Sally Poindexter 4409 West Ithica Broken Arrow, OK 74012
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Page 40 Now I was starting to feel good myself. I certainly unMaybe here was all derstood whatit.she was saying.was someone who someone who got Maybe here could make others understand.
“I wanted to talk to you about Poodle Rescue,” said PCA The truth is that Rescue is work that never ends. Rescue member, Nancy Graham (Graybriar Standard Poodles) is very time consuming. Rescue can be very discouraging. Rescue work often feels as though we are fighting over the telephone to me one day just recently. an up“I am always glad to talk to anyone about Rescue, but h i l l sometimes I feel like no one is listening,” I replied with b a t t l e and to a a sigh certain Undeterred by my slightly pessimistic tone, Nancy con- extent, tinued, “I had an idea the other day and I wanted to we are share it with you. You know how Rescue groups are al- f i g h t ways in need of foster homes? I had an idea that might ing an help increase the number of foster homes. Why not u p h i l l ask Poodle breeders to see if their puppy clients might b a t t l e . consider being foster homes for Poodles in need? If T h e r e you think about it,” she added, “who could be a better are so foster home than someone who already has a Poodle. m a n y They already love and understand the breed. And if all i r r e breeders pitched in, there would be a ready-made list sponsible breeders out there, people who produce pupwith lots of people and lots of potential foster homes,” pies for profit, caring nothing for them until the check for their payment clears. Poorly bred, maybe with sharp she concluded. temperaments or bad conformation, maybe victims of “Nancy,” I said, “I think you could be on to something,” the current shaky economy, so many unfortunate dogs, I said, “from your lips to everyone else’s ears. How dogs that did not ask to be born, end up in shelters, do you think Poodle breeder folks would respond to terrified and alone, with only the kindness of strangers this idea? What do you think PCA members who still standing between their lives and their deaths. To take breed Poodles or have bred Poodles in the past would one of these dogs out of the cold dark cell that is a shelthink about asking their clients to help some of the poor ter run and return it to a warm confortable home, into unfortunates that we pull out of shelters every day?” I the care of loving kind hands is like no other feeling. wondered aloud. What Nancy has found out and what those of us who cont. on page 41 “We won’t know unless we ask them, will we?!” she replied with a laugh. “Let me tell you something I have discovered. I have always done a little bit of Rescue myself in that I have always taken my own dogs back if something happened and the dogs needed to come back. But recently, I have done some other Rescue work unrelated to my own dogs, with one of the local groups here in Maine. And I will tell you, it made my day when the Poodle I was helping went to his new home. The people were so happy. The dog was so happy. The whole experience made me feel good.”
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do Poodle Rescue have found out is that if you love this breed, then saving the life of a dog in need is one of the from greatest feelings that you can imagine. http://www.vmdb.org/upcomingCERFclinics.html One response we have gotten from Poodle Clubs across Eye Care For Animals, Akron, OH conducts monthly CERF the country when asked about the status of their Club’s Clinics at our facility. Exams are done by Dr. Mark Bobof-
Upcoming CERF Clinics
chak, DVM, DACVO. Cost is $32 for the 1st dog and $26 for each additional dog. Please call 330-670-1300 for an appointment. Eye Care for Animals, Upland, CA conducts CERF clinics the last Wednesday of every month between 3-4pm by appointment only. CERF clinic prices are $40.00 for the first dog and each additional is $32.00. Non-Clinic prices are $74.00 for the first dog and each additional is $50.00. Please contact our office for an appointment and more information at 909-949-9200. EYE CARE FOR ANIMALS, MONTHLY ALL BREED C.E.R.F. EYE CLINIC, Tustin, California 3025 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780. PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 949-733-8271 Please bring AKC or equivalent permanent ID number for C.E.R.F. form Eye Care for Animals holds a CERF clinic at our Gilbert location (86 W. Juniper Ave #8, Gilbert, AZ 85233) The second Wednesday of every month. For more information call 480-635-1110 option number 4. EYE CARE FOR ANIMALS, ALL BREED CERF Eye Clinic, held MONTHLY in Annapolis, Maryland. Exams are done by Dr. Jennifer Hyman, MA, VMD. The cost of the examination is $40 for the 1st Dog and $32 for each additional dog. Please contact our office at (410) 224-4470 for an appointment. The AKC or equivalent permanent ID number AND Date of Birth are required for completion of the CERF form.
Rescue program is that no one in the Club can do Rescue anymore; the membership is too old or there are not enough members or no one has the time. Maybe asking past puppy clients if they might be willing to help foster dogs may fill in where Club members can no longer help themselves. If breeders stay in touch with their puppy clients at birthdays or holidays, they could Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, MONTHLY ALL possibly include a little blurb in the note about Poodle BREED C.E.R.F. EYE CLINIC, Tucson, AZ. The first Wednesday of every month. 4909 N. La Canada Drive, Rescue. The need is so great but so are the rewards. Poodles are waiting.
Tucson, AZ 85704. PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 520-795-9955. Please bring AKC or equivalent permanent ID number for C.E.R.F. form EYE CARE FOR ANIMALS, MONTHLY ALL BREED
For more information or to talk about Poodle Rescue, C.E.R.F. EYE CLINIC, Avondale, Arizona. 13034 W Ranplease feel free to be in touch with me. Cindy Crawley, cho Santa Fe Blvd. Suite 102 Avondale, AZ 85392. PLEASE PCA Rescue Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 623-872-3937. Please cont. on page 54
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After a year and a half of visiting, the opportunity The spring melt was well underway ,on a sunny spring arose to have Margaret Rose evaluated and certified by Alberta day, when Margaret Rose and I crossed the St. John Ambulance, for Children’s Therapy work. threshold of St. John Ambulance.Being evaluated and certified for Pet Therapy was to be a life changing event The evaluation was lengthy and intense, involving a large number of young children who were instructed to ,for both of us. be noisy , active, and pushy with Margaret Rose.She A week later, we were oriented at Red Deer Regional passed with flying colors , supporting my belief that Hospital, where the Volunteer Resources staff are pas- my girl is rock solid and bomb proof. We began visiting the Pediatrics Unit at the Hospital; the first dog ever to sionately supportive of the Pet Therapy Program. do so, and for quite some time, Margaret Rose was the After years of breeding , grooming , training and show- only Therapy Dog, in St. John Ambulance ,in Alberta ing my Standard Poodles, I was yearning for something to visit a peds unit. more, a deeper purpose, some sort of volunteer work. Pet Therapy seemed a natural choice , since it meant I ‘ve come to appreciate the policy of St. John Ambulance that requires Therapy Dogs in the program to spend at least a year in general visitation before becoming Children’s Therapy Dogs. In that time I have watched Margaret Rose , and now, also Sachi , her niece, and Leilani, her daughter, blossom from great dogs into amazingly compassionate beings. Being in a Therapy Dog situation gives the dogs the opportunity to realize their full potential. I’m humbled by their acceptance of all people, in the moment. They greet people without judgment ,with compassion, not caring what the person may have done, or been , yesterday , knowing that the person, the patient, visiting family member, nurse or doctor, is in need, today, of some kindness , and this they give, unconditionally. This year, a new opportunity opened up with a pilot project for kids reading to dogs, at the Children’s Department of the city Library. “Reading Tails” began with three St. John Ambulance Children’s Therapy Dogs dogs : Margaret Rose, her brother Levi and a dog named Zeus. Two children were assigned to read that I could share my love for my breed ,with their to each dog for 30 minutes each, once a week. We’re now in our third , six week session. Levi and Zeus have intuitiveness, empathy and love of people . taken a break. Margaret Rose has been joined , in the Physical Rehab and Medical Units were the first units program, by a sweet Doberman Pinscher named Kira. we visited; once a week in those early days. Soon we We have some stories to share from both the library increased our visits to twice and now three times a and pediatrics. Fair warning; tissues may be needed. week . I took a four day course for palliative care and hospice volunteers, and we added a Palliative care unit On the final night of the first library session, one of and then a Hospice to our visitations. These visits , and really, all hospital visits have made me grateful for my the boys reading to Margaret Rose read a book from beginning to end. This little guy had several issues he good health, which previously, I’d taken for granted. cont. on page 43 The Poodle Papers
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ered around her for support. They had agreed with the Recreation Therapist that a visit from a Therapy Dog would be a good idea. We talked about dogs , and dog behavior and I explained about the evaluation for Children’s Therapy Dogs, and how we can see that there are many dogs who would not act badly, no matter the circumstances. The visit ended with tears all around, and hugs for Margaret Rose. The following week, we were asked to pose for a photo, which the little girl had requested. We were told that she had been talking about Margaret Rose 24/7. She also had been given a “Ty” stuffed black Poodle, which she named…you guessed it…Margaret Rose. Margaret Rose loves babies. We have visited parents and siblings in the atrium of the Special Care Nursery , which is attached to Peds. I’ve been delighted by the eagerness of parents to have their little babes meet a dog for the first time. We’ve supplied the first contact with a dog for many wee ones and the last doggy pat for many older people, in palliative care. Margaret Rose ‘s intuitiveness about who needs her ,is directed towards the most ill person in a room. She always finds them. Sachi’s niche is finding the most sad person. She loves to make people smile and laugh. That is her gift.
was struggling with, including a severe stutter. He finished the final page ,hugged Margaret Rose and ran out into the main area of the library , yelling “Mommy , I read a whole book, for the first time in my life”. In the same session , we had a boy who initially seemed almost afraid of all of the dogs. He came around quickly and by the third night was hugging Margaret Rose and telling her that he loved her. One night in the second session, a little girl came dressed in a formal flower girl dress, because she wanted to look pretty “for Margaret Rose”. A Birthday present the child received, at that time, was a “Ty” stuffed black poodle, which she named “Margaret Rose”. My favorite story from the library is about a boy who read to Zeus. His mother was so over the moon, about the positive change in the boy’s attitude toward reading and school, that she bought a house , so that the boy could have his very own dog.
Leilani, is a blend of the two older girls, her mother In Pediatrics , one day ,we found a special challenge and her aunt. She is a performer with a great repertoire awaiting us. A little girl had been bitten on the face, by a cont. on page 44 very large dog. Her parents and step parents were gathThe Poodle Papers
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I’m grateful that the doors are open to dogs to serve of tricks , and a love of giving and receiving hugs the community , in this way. It’s a win-win-win situaand kisses. Leilani is a pilot project , as St. John Am- tion. The people with whom the dogs are in contact are bulance ordinarily allows only two dogs per handler, uplifted and comforted. The dogs have the opportunity to be certified and working at a time. We’re working to become their best selves and fulfill their purpose. The to demonstrate that it is possible to do well, with three fortunate leash holder/ humble Poodle servant sources deep joy and inner peace. therapy dogs. The dogs show us that kindness , love and joy are accessible in any moment, in any situation. We have so much to learn from our dogs’ example. For a Master Teacher, simply look to the heartbeat at your feet. June Thompson Coronado Standard Poodles
The purpose of BREEDER REFERRAL is to help members with puppies connect with qualified leads who have been educated on the hallmarks of a reputable breeder and that breeder is a Poodle Club of America member. The potential puppy owner must be given education information while simultaneous countering the “ease of purchase” and misinformation given by breeders and brokers using the internet as a marketing tool. Leslie and I are dedicated to helping you. We ask that you please let us know when you are expecting a litter, when you have a litter, and what variety you have. Leslie will be assisting those of you who are east of the Encountering many new people , several times each Mississippi while I will assist those west of the Misweek, has proved to be an opportunity for education sissippi. Don’t forget that you also have your variety about the Standard Poodle. I can guarantee that at least representatives who can be of help. twice each week , I will be asked “Is that a Labradoodle?” . Imagine. A beautiful Canadian American Cham- Our contact information is: pion (with Rally title), being mistaken for a Doodle. I quickly realized that so many people do not know that Mary Olund-Cabpudel@pacbell.net the Standard variety of Poodle even exists. So , in Leslie Newingemail@example.com their minds, if it looks like a Poodle and is big, it must be one of those mixed breed Doodles. In a more broad Mary perspective ,we have an opportunity to educate about purebred dogs, often without saying a word, just by *Contact information to refer a having the dogs demonstrate that they are beautiful bePerson to Breeder Referral ings of impeccable temperament, healthy, and sound. In short , all of the things that we hear purebred dogs Mary - West firstname.lastname@example.org purported not to be. Leslie - East email@example.com The Poodle Papers
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NEW PCA FOUNDATION WEB SITE AND POODLE HEALTH SURVEY We would like to invite anyone who hasn’t yet seen the new PCA Foundation section of PCA’s web site to Check It Out! The PCA Foundation Board is pretty excited about the information and resources we’re able to offer there. For example, on the Foundation’s home page, you can link to the Poodle Health Survey and play a part in guiding future Foundation work, and you can watch free streaming video of the 2010 PCAF Seminar. We hope you’ll take a look at studies currently supported by the Foundation. As always, they need samples to get answers, and you can help! A new research project exclusively funded by PCAF is a Poodle-specific study by a Clemson University team looking for genes possibly involved in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and Patellar Luxation in Toy and Miniature Poodles. PCAF has also funded an exciting new UC-Davis study searching for genes underlying Sebaceous Adenitis in Standard Poodles. Of course, we’ll be making additions as needed, such as an updated PowerPoint on reproductive technology kindly provided by Dr. Kara Kolster, our 2008 seminar speaker. We especially want to ask that everyone take a few minutes to complete the Poodle Health Survey for each of your Poodles. This survey does not require any names or pedigrees. All information is unidentifiable. Simply put, we are trying to collect information on health issues important to breeders and owners of all three varieties of Poodles so that the Foundation can put its efforts, time and funds where the needs are greatest. When you go to the PCA Foundation on PCA’s web site, the first paragraph you see (PCA Foundation News) announces the survey. At the end of this announcement, simply “click here” and the survey pops up. Thanks.... We need your input! Tom Carneal President, PCA Foundation Board of Directors The Poodle Papers
During the 3rd quarter of 2010 (July 1-Sept. 30, 2010) OptiGen tested 25 Dwarf Poodles; 4 Moyen Poodles; 107 Miniature Poodles and 90 Toy Poodles. The breakdown is as follows: Total Dwarf Poodles tested - 25 Normal - 17 Carrier - 8 Affected - 0 Total Moyen Poodles tested - 4 Normal - 3 Carrier - 1 Affected - 0 Total Miniature Poodles tested - 107 Normal - 80 Carrier - 27 Affected -0 Total Toy Poodles tested - 90 Normal - 64 Carrier - 25 Affected - 1 Countries testing this quarter include...Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, UK and USA Sincerely, Becky Iddings Administrative Support Associate ********************************************** OptiGen, LLC Cornell Business & Technology Park 767 Warren Road, Suite 300 Ithaca, NY 14850 phone: 607-257-0301 fax: 607-257-0353 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.optigen.com
This is a holiday donation request that was mailed out a few weeks ago on behalf of the Foundation. We would like everyone to see it, in hopes you will donate.
Please mail donations to: Nancy McGee, PCAF Treas., 208 Crosbytown Rd., Quitman, GA 31643
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PCA SEMINAR ONLINE AND ON DVD
Chronic Hepatitis in Standard Poodles
Chronic Hepatitis is a severe and often-fatal disease caused by inflammation in the liver. Early in chronic hepatitis there are no signs of disease; however, the liver enzyme tests are abnormal. As the disease progresses, signs may include sudden onset of jaundice, decreased appetite, vomiting, lethargy or abdominal distention. The disease can ultimately progress to cirrhosis of the liver and subsequent death. The disease is seen most often in middle-aged to older dogs. There is now considerable evidence indicating chronic hepatitis exists in the Standard Poodle but there has not been an accurate documentation of the disease, investigation into the cause of the disease or the genetics involved in the transmission. Preliminary studies looking for a genetic DNA marker for the disease have thus far been unsuccessful. At Colorado State University we hope to collect information from Standard Poodles having chronic hepatitis to first characterize the disease and then once described proceed to determine the cause and how it should be treated. To this end we are soliciting liver, blood samples and clinical information from Standard Poodles that have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis. All information obtained on individual dogs will be strictly confidential known only by our team at Colorado State University. If you have had or currently have a dog that has been diagnosed with hepatitis, or your vet is currently investigating if your dog has hepatitis, please contact us to inquire how you can also help with our research. If your vet is planning on performing a liver biopsy, it is important that you or your vet contact us before the biopsy is taken for instructions on how to handle the samples. What we need: 1. Liver tissue. This can be fresh tissue from a biopsy or necropsy (autopsy) sample preserved in formalin. If a biopsy or necropsy has previously been performed we can frequently obtain tissue from the pathology laboratory that processed the tissue (we will need written permission to obtain this extra tissue). If a biopsy is planned in the future, we will be able to process that biopsy at no charge using Colorado State University Diagnostic Laboratory. cont. on page 50
Miss the 2010 PCA Foundation Seminar in Salisbury? Well, you can turn back time and watch free video online or the free DVD provided to each PCA affiliate club. If you prefer, you also can order your own copy. The seminar included sessions on estate planning for our poodles, a research update and a fascinating talk on “What Everyone Needs to Know about Vaccines and Vaccination Programs.” Dr. Ronald Schultz, a vaccination expert who obviously enjoyed answering our many questions, clearly explained reasons behind current guidelines from the American Animal Hospital Association (some surprises for many!). Don’t miss this—so much important knowledge for anyone who shares life with dogs. The PCA Foundation has sent a 2010 Seminar DVD to all PCA affiliate clubs for special “virtual speaker” meetings, sharing among members, etc. You also can link to excellent video of the entire seminar from the PCA Foundation’s home page. Go to www.poodleclubofamerica.org and click on PCA Foundation on the menu at the left. In the item on seminar streaming video under Foundation News, “click here” takes you to the host site where you can click on the presentation you want to watch. If you don’t have time to watch the entire vaccination session (so interesting it didn’t seem like three hours!) you can go back later and use the Show Dog Video Pro fast forward feature. If you’d like your own DVD copy, you can order the four-DVD set by sending a check to the PCA Foundation for $25 via Allen Kingsley at 3311 Kingfisher Lane, Denton, TX 76209 (e-mail AJKFisher2@aol.com). Postage is included (add $3.00 for orders outside the U.S.). Also take a look at PCAF’s “Support PCAF” page for a list of videos you can order from past PCA seminars—a wealth of knowledge and wisdom for those of us who couldn’t be there. Pat Forsyth for the PCA Foundation
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Page 50 cont. from page 48 2. Blood sample. We will need a small EDTA blood tube (3 ml). That sample should be shipped by Fed Ex to us. The sample can be kept in the refrigerator for several days prior to shipping. 3. Pedigree. We would ideally like a copy of 4 generations of the pedigree if available or if not, at least the registered name of the animal. (Again this information will be kept confidential) 4. Consent form. We would ask you to provide us basic information and sign a consent form to let us study your dog’s blood or liver tissue. Sample Submission: The blood and liver tissue should be submitted by Fed Ex. Please contact us prior to submission to obtain a Fed Ex billing number and instructions. Samples should be submitted to: David C. Twedt DVM, DACVIM Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences Campus Delivery 1678 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 Contact Information: Prior to obtaining a biopsy sample or shipping material, you must contact us ahead of time so we can confirm shipping. We are also very happy to discuss your animal’s case with your veterinarian to determine if your dog should be entered into the study and to help in the treatment decisions regarding your pet. Please contact either: Dr. Allison Bradley Dr. David Twedt 970-297-4563 970-297-1202 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Owner Consent Form I hereby declare that the samples submitted for research are from the dog named below. I also consent to the use of any blood or liver tissue from my dog in research and for its long-term storage. I also give Dr. Twedt and Dr. Bradley permission to obtain both clinical information from my veterinarian and liver tissue in the paraffin block from my dog that may be stored at the diagnostic laboratory performing the histopathology. I consent to the use of any data obtained from my dog’s samples in scientific presentations and/or publications. Signature.................................................. Date.......................................
DOG DETAILS Registered name............................................................................................... Nickname…………………………………………………………………………….. AKC number (if known)........................................................... Birth date................................................. Sex: Male / Female. Neutered: Yes / No Brief history. (more history can be placed on back of page)
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OWNER DETAILS Owner’s name.................................................................................................. Telephone number........................................................................................... E-mail address…………………………………………………………………….... Address............................................................................................................ .......................................................... ................................................................ VETERINARIAN DETAILS Name of vet ..................................................................................................... Name of practice.............................................................................................. Practice address............................................................................................... .......................................................... ................................................................ Fax number....................................................................................................... E-mail address……………………………………………………………………….. Thank you very much for taking part in this valuable study. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on the telephone numbers or e-mail addresses listed
Addison’s and Epilepsy Research
The following is a rather lengthy (and sometimes quite technical) summary of the research on Addison’s disease and epilepsy, which has been an on-going project under Dr. Anita Oberbauer at UC Davis. The Foundation thought it would be helpful to present the document in its entirety so that those who wish to know more about the details can have access to them, while those who prefer looking at the broader picture can skip over the technical data (primarily the first two long paragraphs). We think you’ll find this report informative and interesting.
Collaborators: Thomas Famula, PhD, Professor Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, PhD, Professor, Uppsala University and Scientific Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad Institute (MIT Harvard University)
Canine Addison’s disease, the common term for hypoadrenocorticism, is due to insufficient production of corticosteriods and mineralocorticoids by the adrenal glands. These steroid hormones are required for proper regulation of metabolism, blood pressure, and response to stress. Affected dogs can present with a variety of non-specific clinical signs including vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, anorexia, and weakness. Treatment for Addison’s is life-long and *************************** relatively expensive. Further, animals can die if they Summary of Addison’s and Epilepsy Research in the are not diagnosed and treated properly in the event Poodle of an Addisonian crisis. Addison’s is known to be a late onset disorder with a familial association. We October 12, 2010 are working with several breeds to define the mode PI: Anita M. Oberbauer, PhD, Professor & Chair, of inheritance and also establish a genetic Department of Animal Science, University of linkage between the Addisonian phenotype and a California, Davis chromosomal region. In the present study we are cont. on page 52 The Poodle Papers
cont. from page 51 collecting pedigree and Addisonian status phenotypic data for Standard Poodles along with several other breeds. Concurrent with the pedigree and phenotypic data, cheek epithelial cells are collected for DNA extraction. As published, in the Standard Poodle (Famula TR, Belanger JM, Oberbauer AM., J Small Anim Pract. 2003 Jan; 44(1):8-12), Addison’s appears to be controlled by a single locus of large effect inherited as an autosomal recessive.
control assessment, the samples were run at the Broad Institute. That work was supported by an anonymous donor (the cost at that time was quite high and ~ $500 an assay per dog sample). Unfortunately on the large scale using forty dogs, the buccal swab derived DNA did not work on the Affymetrix array. Fortunately though, our collaborators in Sweden and Norway (Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Katarina Katarina Tengvall, PhD candidate at Uppsala University, Åke Hedhammar Uppsala, and Frode Lingaas, Norway) had blood samples for Swedish and Norway Standard Based on the published evidence, we considered that Poodles. On those samples the Affymetrix SNP array a single gene of large effect on Addison’s disease scan was done and multiple loci were identified, none exists in the Standard Poodle. We initiated a genetic reaching genome wide significance. We followed screening on familial DNA from Standard Poodles that up with fine mapping on both the American to identify linkage. We started our investigations by Poodles and the European (buccal swab derived screening genes reported to be associated with human DNA works well for the fine mapping procedures). Addison’s disease, including those of the major The fact that multiple loci were identified is a trend histocompatability complex and those that confer observed in many diseases; that is, the traits appear susceptibility or resistance to immune-mediated to be recessively inherited, but then we find multiple disorders. We failed to identify an unequivocal loci. We believe that the genome structure in dog statistically significant relationship between the breeds makes segregation analysis of the pedigrees DNA corresponding to the genes involved in human very difficult and it is easy to come to the conclusion Addison’s and canine Addison’s (Hughes AM, that something is recessive, when it is in fact not. Bannasch DL, Kellett K, Oberbauer AM. Vet J. 2009 The data support a complexly inherited trait, with Nov 18). Therefore we undertook a full genome scan perhaps a predisposing locus. We then suggested to using microsatellite markers that offer extensive not strictly assume that Addison’s is recessive when coverage of the canine genome. The microsatellite breeding and we requested blood samples from markers also did not demonstrate linkage on the healthy older dogs and from diagnostically large Standard Poodle family and we then proceeded confirmed Addison cases. We also, after an extensive to use the second generation Affymetrix SNP chip conference call of the collaborative group we began (single nucleotide polymorphism) assay system. a more comprehensive and physiological approach At the time, the Affymetrix platform was the only once we had sequence data coming in. For that we manufacturer of the SNP array. Because the critical requested serum samples and adrenal gland tissue issue in pursuing genetic association is the collection from dogs that are euthanized, both aged healthy and of samples, we asked for buccal swab samples. Addisonian dogs allowing us to compare the DNA Microsatellite genome scans work very well with findings with actual expression of genes so we can buccal swab derived DNA. We therefore tested the better understand how the disease progresses and buccal swab derived DNA on the Affymetrix how the different loci may interact to yield the assay and following initial verification of quality disease. We have just sent the tissue/serum samples cont. on page 53 The Poodle Papers
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The new second generation Illumina SNP array has been released and we have just run a genome wide association study, again in collaboration with the Broad and Uppsala, 228 Standard Poodles (112 Addisonian cases and 116 controls) representing 106 US Poodles and 122 European Poodles. We are analyzing those data now. We will pursue resequencing and fine mapping for regions that achieve genome wide significance. As an aside, the Poodle owners and breeders have been FANTASTIC with their response and interest for the Addison’s study. At this point we have samples for 2255 Standard Poodles, 108 Toy Poodles and 80 Miniature Poodles, the latter two for epilepsy alone while Standard Poodle submissions include both Addison’s and Epilepsy. In addition, the Standard Poodle samples include dogs with other autoimmune disorders. We have just begun a collaboration with Dr. Niels Pedersen also here at UC Davis to sequence the MHC, specifically DLAII genes, as we suspect that autoimmune conditions are directly linked to alleles of the DLA. With respect to epilepsy, the overall objective of that research is to characterize the frequency, intensity, and prevalence of seizuring activity in Poodles. Along with the characterization, we aimed to quantify the genetic contribution to the expression of the seizure disorder dependent upon the samples and pedigree information we were able to obtain from owners. Knowledge and understanding of the genetic contribution to seizures in these breeds will allow breeders to select breeding animals with a lower likelihood of passing on the trait if in fact, seizure activity is regulated highly by genetics (vs.
environmentally influenced). We collected phenotypic, pedigree and health survey data for all possible Poodles, to then statistically analyze the phenotypic and pedigree data to develop estimates of heritability and a suggested mode of inheritance of seizures. Along with the phenotypic information, buccal swabs were collected from the dogs for the isolation of genomic DNA. Participation has been slow for the Poodle varieties other than the Standard Poodle. As with other epilepsy studies, proper categorization of a dog’s phenotype is essential. Seizures are particularly problematic given that idiopathic epilepsy is a diagnosis based on exclusion rather than a discrete, definitive pathognomonic diagnostic test. Further, seizures may reflect numerous causes some of which do not necessarily reflect an underlying genetic disorder. Alternatively, the type of seizure activity may be distinct among various dog lines and while a consequence of an underlying genetic mutation, the causal gene may differ between lines of the same breed yet the presenting symptoms are the same. With these cautions in mind, we carefully scrutinize the responses on the questionnaire to first ensure that the seizures reported are consistent across the dogs in the study and therefore, the categorization of a “seizing dog” is uniform. For Standard Poodles we have analyzed the data for heritability. Of note is one extensive Standard Poodle pedigree in which both seizures and Addison’s disease are transmitted. That pedigree is currently being analyzed for the likelihood that predisposition to one disorder promotes expression of the other and whether there is support to the concept of autoimmune contributions to the expression of epilepsy (see our collaboration with Dr. Pedersen). For the Standard Poodles we utilized the entire submitted data set, cont. on page 54
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excluding young animals to preclude biasing the data by including dogs that may eventually seize but have not due to their young age. Therefore we “censored” the data to exclude dogs under the age of four years unless those dogs were categorized as repeatedly seizing. We statistically assessed the heritability of epilepsy in the Standard Poodle and, not surprising given the concern of seizures occurring in related animals, the estimate of heritability for seizures is 0.59 with a standard error of 0.28. The heritability was not significantly different for males vs. females. Included in the heritability model was a term for coat color. Interestingly, epilepsy seemed to be more frequently observed in some coat colors than others even after a correction was made for the relatively greater numbers for certain coat colors. Specifically blacks, blues, and cream had a greater number of seizing individuals than dogs with white coats. However, extreme caution should be applied to the interpretation of these results given the bias in the sampling. Bias in the fact that these are not randomly selected dogs representing the population as a whole, but dogs that have been submitted by concerned owners. Therefore, any color association may be strictly spurious and related to the limited data available for some colors. The mean age of seizure onset in the Standard Poodles is 42.7 months and 37.7% with their first seizure by 2 years of age. The very limited data for Toy and Miniature Poodles do not allow meaningful comparisons. Based on the indication of a significant genetic contribution to the expression of seizures, we believe it was reasonable to begin investigating a genetic linkage between the seizing phenotype and a particular chromosomal region. We approached this by doing a homozygosity analysis in which 8 highly unrelated dogs are screened using the minimal screening set II of 327 microsatellite markers
(MSS-2, offering 9 Mb coverage) markers. We selected 8 unrelated Standard Poodles. This approach presumes an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance and that the unrelated individuals only share the DNA that encodes or is linked to the region causing the mutation responsible for the seizuring phenotype. For the Standard Poodles, the chromosomes showing some association were 1, 3, 5, 12, 23, and 32. Beyond the homozygosity study, we have assembled a Poodle pedigree in which epilepsy is segregating. Also as noted above, this pedigree also happens to be congruent with Addison’s segregation (although it is distinct family than the one we are screening for our Addison’s work). So you can see we’ve been very busy with the Poodles. The support the PCA Foundation has provided supported the reagents and staffing to undertake the studies. The next step(s) are to do a SNP genome wide association study for epilepsy and to do more fine mapping for Addison’s. We are continuing to do the DLA –II work with Dr. Pedersen. Please do not
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Sebaceous Adenitis Study Update
The Foundation thanks you who have contributed samples for this research. We hope more people will soon join those who are participating. We need your involvement.
POODLE HEALTH SURVEY
The PCA Foundation recently put a health survey up on PCA’s website. Its purpose is to help us identify and Samples from affected dogs are coming in very, very focus our research and educational efforts on the health slowly – specifically, SA samples are trickling in at issues found to be most important to Poodle breeders about one or two a month. So, samples from affected and owners. This survey does not require or need Poodogs are still very much needed before we can really dle names or pedigrees. And, all information is unidenget this research going. As of November, Dr. Pedersen tifiable. Simply put, we are trying to collect information on health issues important to breeders and owners of all reported: three Varieties so that the Foundation can put its efforts, “We have gotten only 12 SA samples and about twice time and funds where the needs are greatest. that many healthy dogs. However, we have over 100 healthy Standard Poodle DNAs from other studies, so We hope you will take a few minutes to participate and healthy samples are not the problem, except if they are complete the survey for each of your Poodles. Just go siblings, dam or sire of an affected dog. We have only to PCA Foundation on PCA’s website. The first paragotten five or six such samples from otherwise healthy graph you see (PCA Foundation News) announces the dogs. Therefore, we need to concentrate on SA affected survey. At the end of this announcement, simply click dogs, and healthy close relatives of affected dogs. If on the words “click here” and the survey will pop up. owners have dogs with other immune diseases, such Please help us by participating. We need your input. as Addison’s, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, autoim- Thanks. mune thrombocytopenia or other immune conditions, they should also send blood samples. If we can’t get Janet Collins for the PCA Foundation SA samples, perhaps we can use this opportunity to increase the numbers of samples from dogs with these other disorders.” Dr. Pedersen continues to request that people who believe they have an SA affected dog contact him first before having a biopsy taken, This should help eliminate some of the problems that have occurred with previous biopsies. He can be contacted at (http://www.vetmed. ucdavis.edu/CCAH/). More information about this study and downloadable forms and shipping instructions are on the Foundation’s section of PCA’s website. And, as stated before, UC Davis will do the pathology work gratis if a Poodle thought (but not confirmed) to have SA, does actually have SA. And, if individuals cannot afford to have blood drawn or their veterinarians won’t do this for their SA affected dog, at little or no cost, Dr Pedersen will arrange to have a special saliva kit sent to them. Again, thank you to everyone who has contributed to this study. Janet D. Collins for the PCA Foundation
Westminster Kennel Club Judges for 2011 All Poodles- Dennis McCoy Non Sporting Group- Mr. W. Everett Dean, Jr. Toy Group- Mr. Frank Sabella Best in Show- Paolo Dondina
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Legg-Calve-Perthes & Patella Luxcation Study Update
The Legg-Calve Perthes and Patella Luxcation study is now underway. Dr. Alison Starr of Clemson University, who’s spearheading this study, has updated the table below to show the current number of samples for Toy and Miniature Poodles. We are in the beginning stage of this study so it’s no surprise that we need more samples from normal and affected dogs. Also, we need to concentrate on getting more samples from affected Toys and Minis.
Samples LCPD PL Normal Total Toy 3 4 12 19 Miniature 2 3 15 20 Total 5 7 27 40*
Table: Current poodle samples as of 11.10.10 at Clemson University by Variety and clinical status. *One additional Toy Poodle has been submitted with diagnosis of ANFH, similar to LCPD, but later onset. Is being held but not used in preliminary work because of potential to confound analyses. Will be used in subsequent (follow-up) studies for this work. Please, if you know an owner who has an affected dog, encourage him/her to participate. We need their help. As is always the case, we need to have more samples from affected Poodles to have any hope of getting answers Participation in this study requires the owner to supply the following for each dog: a blood sample; pedigree; documentation of LCP diagnosis in affected dogs –or- OFA certification in normal dogs. However, names and registration numbers will not appear in published research results. Forms and shipping instructions are available by contacting Dr. Alison Starr at (864) 656-0191 or at (email@example.com). And, if you have any questions about this study, don’t hesitate to directly contact Dr. Starr. We hope you will help us get the word out and encourage people to participate. Thanks for your help. Janet D. Collins for the PCA Foundation cont. from page 54
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Dennis Coxall passed away Sept. 1. He was an international judge and had many champion miniature and standard Poodles to his credit. He was the husband to Clare Coxall and bred Poodles under the Tiopepi prefix.
Janis Beth Glick-Zablocky
Janis passed away Oct. 4.She bred black toy Poodles under the “Poo-Dell” prefix . She lived in Dingsman Ferry, PA., with her husband Peter.
American Kennel Club News Article Puppy/Amateur-Owner-Handler Eligibility
Date of Article: October 22, 2010
American Kennel Club News Article American Kennel Club Launches Grand Champion Ranking System
Date of Article: October 19, 2010 -- AKC’s Newest Ranking System For Fanciers -New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) proudly announces its newest conformation ranking system for dog show exhibitors and their dogs. The new Grand Championship Ranking System launches today with more than 1,000 dogs already ranked nationwide. Located in the new Grand Championship section of the AKC website, the Grand Championship Points Ranking lists the top 25 dogs in each breed in a drop-down box format. The ranking is based on the number of Grand Championship points garnered at shows by achieving Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog or Select Bitch. “We’re pleased to provide this new ranking system for Grand Champions,” said AKC Vice President Event Operations Robin Stansell. “We encourage owners to continue showing their Champions towards attaining a Grand Champion title and gain further recognition of quality.” The new point counting document featured on the website will help fanciers count their dog’s Grand Championship points. After initial completion of the Grand Championship, dogs will continue to earn points by winning Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog or Select Bitch. Text and PDF formats of the point counting document are available at http://www.akc. org/events/conformation/counting_grand_championship_points.cfm.
In the spirit of consistency we are offering eligibility to those dogs that obtain their championships Shown by their Amateur Owner Handler with wins from the Puppy Class and/or Amateur Owner Handled Class. This follows the same criteria as that of the Puppy/BBE qualifications: Dogs earning their championship during the qualifying period with all of their points earned as Amateur/Owner handled originating from Puppy and/or Amateur Owner Handled class may be eligible for an invitation. All of the points do not have to be earned during the qualifying period, but the championship does. Send this downloadable form to request an invitation based on these criteria, please email Michael Canalizo at mlc@akc. org.
Televised AKC Events
Airtimes are subject to change. Please check your local listings for most current show times. ABC, January 23, 2011: AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (Airtime coming soon) The 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show February 14-15, 2011 Televised Live from Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Broadcast Schedule: Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, 8-9 p.m. ET– USA Network (Live) Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, 9-11 p.m. ET– CNBC (Live) Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 8-11 p.m. ET – USA Network (Live) For details, please see www.westminsterkennelclub.org
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Page58 a showcase to demonstrate that Poodles have amazing Helene Whitehouse Walker brains beneath the fancy haircuts. She wrote to contacts And The Origins Of Competition in England and devised that showcase from the English Tests, specifically the exercises of the Obedience In The United States Obedience Sheep, Police, Army Dog Society, otherwise Associated known as ASPADS, which had just opened its tests to (Part I) all breeds. Among the exercises familiar to today’s By Joyce A. Miller Obedience competitors was the perhaps surprising inclusion of tracking. Just as the Greek mythic hero Jason took an epic voyage that he could not have anticipated, a brown standard Mrs. Walker was quoted as saying in a late 1933 issue Poodle, suitably named Jason, led unsuspecting of Popular Dogs magazine, “For many months the idea socialite Helene Whitehouse Walker on a journey that of holding test classes in this country as run in England would radically change the landscape of dog sports in at all indoor and outdoor shows, has appealed to me the United States. Nymphaea Jason was imported from greatly. To further this idea, I wrote a circular letter last England in 1931 as a birthday present for Mrs. Walker’s summer and sent it to some of the dog clubs, private younger sister. One might say that Destiny intervened, kennel owners, etc., proposing a test to be held in the as Jason’s temporary stay with Mrs. Walker became Fall. The response was small, but most enthusiastic, permanent. and—as a result—a first test of this kind was held at Mt. Kisco, New York, in October, 1933.” In fact, Jason so enchanted Mrs. Walker that soon the household included his full brother, Nymphaea Jasper, Eight dogs—three Poodles, two Labradors, two Springer and his outstanding black half-brother, English CH. Spaniels, and a German Shepherd Dog--entered this (and later AKC CH.) Whippendell Poli of Carillon. historic test at the estate of Henry J. Whitehouse. As Mrs. Walker became a breeder, and as her protégé noted by Blanche Saunders in her book, The Story of Catharine C. Reiley points out, “was soon one of the Dog Obedience, “At this first American test, the dogs most influential figures in what is often called the were required to walk at their handler’s side without ‘Great Revival’ or renaissance of the Poodle. The dogs leash; to retrieve a dumbbell, both on the flat and over of her Carillon Kennels gained recognition as Poodles an obstacle; to remain in the sitting and lying down of outstanding quality and temperament.” positions with their handlers out of sight; to come when called; and to leap a long jump on command.” When the Poodle Club of America was founded in 1931, father Henry J. Whitehouse was the first President Even though a Labrador won with one of Mrs. Walker’s and daughter Helene Whitehouse Walker was the first Poodles taking third, this event was a gratifying triumph Secretary-Treasurer. for Mrs. Walker. More than 150 spectators were thrilled The Poodle Club of America was officially approved by this new sport and clamored for more. Miss Saunders by AKC in 1932 and held its first specialty that June. reported that “the widening enthusiasm spurred Mrs. Jason took Winner’s Dog, and Poli won Best of Breed. Walker to greater goals, and she began aiming toward In 1933, Poli became the first Poodle to win the Nonthe introduction of Obedience at the next all-breed Sporting Group at Westminster. show of the North Westchester Kennel Club, of which she was a member. It was not difficult to convince the Mrs. Walker’s journey could have ended in the breed club’s officers that here was a new phase of the dog ring, and her place in history would still be assured. world that would have great appeal and create an added Luckily for us, she became interested in the Obedience interest in dog shows.” Tests she read about in the English dog magazines to which she subscribed when Jason entered her life. Mrs. Walker worked quickly to prepare for the second Obedience Tests in this country were limited at that time event and revised the Obedience exercises. She wrote to German Shepherd Dogs and other Working Breed to the American Kennel Club’s Gazette to notify the dogs. So when she quickly grew weary of the irksome “Poodles are sissy dogs” slurs, she began thinking of cont. on page 59 The Poodle Papers
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editor of the event and to enlist any help in publicizing Obedience. In part her letter read, “After talking this matter over with the officials of the North Westchester Kennel Club, they decided to hold an Obedience Test class for all breeds in connection with their show at Mt. Kisco on Saturday, June 9th, 1934. This is a great step forward and I understand some of the prominent fall shows are planning to follow suit. There is no doubt in my mind whatever that test classes could become popular—not only to prove the value of developing a dog’s brain, but in interesting the average visiting public at a show. The judging of dogs in the breed classes is a mystery to many, but a series of tests displaying the dog’s brain is something they can actually see.”
England to experience Obedience for herself, attending shows and training classes. She came home, with a renewed confidence of the success of Obedience in the US. Somerset Hills Kennel Club was the second club to include Obedience at its all-breed show on September 22, 1934. Tango of Piperscroft won the event, with Nunsoe Skagin of Carillon placing third.
The second private Obedience test was again held at the estate of Henry Whitehouse in Mount Kisco, on October 21, 1934. Tracking tests were included for the first time. Over 500 people watched Nunsoe Skagin of Carillon win the overall Obedience Test and Tracking Contest. Tango of Piperscroft earned second in the Along with the letter, she enclosed a copy of the Obedience Test and another Walker Poodle, Berkham exercises and rules to be run at the North Westchester Auguste, was third. Kennel Club and other shows. This ground-breaking Obedience debut at an all-breed show featured one class. These events were reported diligently in the press by A perfect score was 250 points. The exercises were Mr. Kilbon and other dog writers. Such publicity was heel on leash (10 points); heel free (30); two-minute sit crucial to the success of Obedience, as Miss Saunders (20); recall (25); retrieving 2-lb dumbbell on flat (20); explained, “I am proud to have played a part in this retrieving 8-to-10 oz. dumbbell over 3 ft.-6in. standard great movement that has spread to all four corners of obstacle (50); 6-ft. long jump (30); and 5-minute down the earth. But it would be unfair not to again emphasize with handler out of sight (65). that it was entirely due to the efforts of Mrs. Walker— working with the wonderful cooperation of Dick Kilbon, The results of this show were recorded by Dick Kilbon, Frank F. Dole, Clarence Harbison, and Henry R. Ilsley an editorial writer for the New York Sun, who also of the press—that all-breed Obedience gained its real wrote a regular dog column using the pen name Arthur foothold in the United States in 1934.” Rolan: Mr. Kilbon may have even helped Mrs. Walker to think “At Mount Kisco, the obedience tests proved one of in larger terms. Right after the 1934 North Westchester the most popular features of the show. Although they show, he wrote to her and, according to Miss Saunders, were staged at the same time the variety groups were was “interested in knowing if there had been any effort being judged, the crowd packed deep around the to organize locally—or on a nationwide scale—a body ring in which they were being held and even refused to standardize or supervise tests in this country, similar to be scattered by showers. The spectators saw ten to that in the field trial game. In her response, Mrs. candidates—three cocker spaniels, three Poodles, three Walker included note that: ‘There has been no effort Doberman pinschers, and a Newfoundland. First place that I know of to organize any body to standardize or was awarded to one of the Poodles, Nunsoe Skagin of supervise these tests. I think it would be a most excellent Carillon, owned and handled by Henry J. Whitehouse idea. The best way would be to have the American of Mount Kisco. Second was one of the pinschers… Kennel Club recognize them as they do the Field Trials. Third was another Poodle, Tango of Piperscroft, owned Also to have certificates of merit and a title after the and handled by Mrs. Whitehouse Walker, who had a big dog’s name. Up to the present, I have been pushing this part in introducing this form of competition at Mount alone and it is so satisfying to feel the interest is at last Kisco.” aroused.’” During the summer, Mrs. Walker spent six weeks in The Poodle Papers cont. on page 60
cont. from page 59 In the fall of 1934, Mrs. Walker called upon Charles I. Inglee, Executive Vice-President of AKC. According to Ms. Reiley, “she told him that Obedience was not a passing fancy, but a sport destined to become an integral part of the dog world.” All the news clippings and correspondence expressing an interest in Obedience that she brought to state her case impressed him. Mrs. Walker left, satisfied that AKC was interested in Obedience.
Page 60 The author wishes to sincerely thank Jim Crowley and Norma Rosado-Blake of the American Kennel Club Library for their help in researching this article. Helene Whitehouse Walker with Nymphaea Jason, the dog that started her in Poodles and led her to the founding of Obedience in the United States. Courtesy of the AKC Library.
Ms. Reiley further reported, “In December, 1935, Mrs. Walker again contacted Mr. Inglee, giving him a resume of the Tests held during 1934 and 1935. She included a copy of her booklet. [Author’s note: In 1935, Mrs. Walker published a 20-page booklet called, “Obedience Tests: Procedure For Judge, Handler and Show Giving Club.” This booklet was the first effort to standardize Obedience.] She also requested that AKC give recognition and approval to the sport of dog Obedience. Approval and recognition were granted in early 1936.” Any account of the beginning of Obedience in this country must mention another highlight of 1934: Mrs. Walker hiring Miss Blanche Saunders, initially as kennel manager. Together, these women would indeed make history.
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