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Official Quarterly Newsletter of The Poodle Club of America
Best of Breed Winner for 2012
Poodle Club of America’s
CH ALAMAN’S IT’S ALL ABOUT ME
By Ch Boxwood Brainteaser - Ch Boxwood Busybody Owner: Allison Cowie & Alan R Waterman & De Angelo, Moorefield ON, CN N0G 2K0. Breeder: Alan Waterman & Christine Nethery. The Poodle Papers
*Note this list comes from Susan Burge 2012 P.C.A. Affiliate Club Shows
May 24, 2012 Specialties)
P.C.A. AFFILIATE CLUB SHOWS
Poodle Club of Tulsa (Back to Back
AM Breed: Jack MacGillvray AM Obed: Roger Ayers PM Breed: Paula Hartinger May 25, 2012 Panorama Poodle Club of Mt Spokane Breed: TBA Obed: TBA May 26, 2012 Greater Cincinnati Poodle Club (Concurrent with Warren County Kennel Club) Breed: James Brown May 27, 2012 Greater Cincinnati Poodle Club (Concurrent with Cincinnati Kennel Club) Breed: Michael Dachel Obedience: Tamara A. Woodrow June 1, 2012 Poodle Club of Massachusetts (Back to Back Specialties) AM Breed: James G. Reynolds AM Obed & Rally: TBA June 9, 2012 Columbia Poodle Club WC/WCX Test Judges: Nikki Berthold-Illias and Hank Werner Type of Game Bird: duck July 20, 2012 Columbia Poodle Club Breed: TBA Sweeps: TBA Obed: Betty Winthers Rally: Pamela Weaver June 21, 2012 Orlando Poodle Club Breed: Melanie Williams Sweeps: Leah James PM Breed: Dr. Daniel W. Dowling June 23, 2012 Twin Cities Poodle Club Breed: Scott Wolfe Obed: Louise Botko June 27, 2012 Poodle Club of Oklahoma City (Back-to-Back Specialties) AM Breed: Michele Billing PM Breed: Fatima Crump June 29, 2012 Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club Breed: Delores Burkholder July 5, 2012 Lone Star Poodle Club Breed: Joan Scott Obed: Lynn Eggers July 5, 2012 Poodle Club of Southern California (Back-to-Back Specialties) AM Breed: Fatima Crump PM Breed: Sue Goldberg July 19, 2012 Bluebonnet Poodle Club Breed: Paula Hartinger
Obed: J. Kern & J. Stephens Agility: C. Caballero July 27, 2012 Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club Breed: Chuck Winslow August 1, 2012 Creole Poodle Club of New Orleans Breed: Elaine Lessig August 1, 2012 Greater Pittsburgh Poodle Club Breed: Len Harfield August 11, 2012 Poodle Club of Mohawk Valley as part of the Southern Adirondack Dog Club Breed: Don Rogers August 17, 2012 Columbine State Poodle Club Breed: Fatima Crump Obed: Linda Scanlon Sweeps: Nancy C. Russell August 17, 2012 Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club WC/WCX August 23, 2012 Western Reserve Poodle Club Breed: Sari Brewster Tietjen August 25, 2012 Puget Sound Poodle Club Breed: Ann Kennedy Sweeps: Katherine Kennedy Vigil Rally: TBA August 30, 2012 Central Carolina Poodle Club Breed: Richard Mullen Obed: Richard Mullen September 8, 2012 San Diego poodle Club Breed: TBA & Sweeps: TBA September 9, 2012 San Diego Poodle Club Breed: TBA September 14, 2012 MissionTrail Poodle Club (Back to Back Specialties) AM Breed:& PM Breed: TBA September 21, 012 Quinnipiac Poodle Club (Back to Back Specialties) AM Breed: William Cunningham PM Breed: John Shoemaker Obed: TBA October 6, 2012 Great Lakes Poodle Club Breed: William Cunninghame Obed/Rally: Suzanne Hemminger October 7, 2012 Breed: Nancy Hafner Obed: Dianne Allen October 19, 2012 Poodle Club of Central California Breed: Helen Tomb-Taylor Obed: TBA October 20, 2012 Poodle Club of Central California Breed: June Penta Obed: Alvin Eng December 8, 2012 Hub Poodle Club of Orange County (as part of Shoreline Dog Fanciers of Orange County) Breed: Ron Rella
* 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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2012-2014 Officers & cOmmiTTees
President:Dennis McCoy 1 Vice Pres.:William Cunningham 2nd Vice Pres.Susan Burge Corres. Sec.: Mary Olund firstname.lastname@example.org Record. Sec.: Joyce Carelli Treasurer: Jack MacGillivray Variety Representatives Toy:Joan Scott Mini: Nancy Hafner Standard.: Joan McFadden Publicity: Janet Lange Moses AKC Delegate: Mary Ellen Fishler
It is with much excitement and anticipation that I have accepted the role as president of Poodle Club of America. My experience within our sport has helped prepare me to take on this job with respect for my responsibilities. I have run the gamut in the natural order of participation within our sport and with this said, I look forward to working with my Board of Directors and the expectations of my fellow PCA members, and hope for a very successful term in office. Please note, that I would like to have a very open door of communication. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas about how to make our show a better show, or our club a better club, or anything they feel they want to say, please feel free to call or email me. I am always willing to listen. We can’t always do everything that each individual comes up with, but we can put it into our thoughts and see what the possibilities may be. I want to thank the membership who has entrusted me and the Board to carry the club forward in a very positive way. We had another great show this year. It was a beautiful line-up at the end and I want to thank all those who made it possible, and all the people who were behind the scenes working who don’t get as much credit as they should. Thanks to Bill and Dorothea Grace and June Noyes for the PCA Raffle, and Brad Noyes for overseeing grounds. Also thanks to Don Adams and Judy Cooksey for help with the grounds and motor homes, everyone who helped on the setup committee to get everyone in the building in good time, and the extraordinary Missy Galloway for her floral and ring design (who once again gave us the look we’ve come to expect for PCA – bringing the outdoors inside,) Thanks to Jo Ann Geramita for her help with both the set up and the Parades of Champions. Hospitality was a tough job this year because we had members who could not attend the show, so thank you to Mary Ellen Fishler for her organization, Danny Augustus, Maureen Russo, Michelle Polito, and Jan Hopper who ran the hospitality room for obedience and rally, and all the others who stepped in to assist in this job. Debbie West was extraordinary as agility chair, as was Ann Mandelbaum on obedience and rally. Thanks to Bob Steele, who did a great job with the trophies, Barbara Furbush and her husband for their help with the challenge trophies, and Janet and Allen Kingsley for their work with the catalogs. (Including helping with our glitch.) They were right there on top of it and everything worked out fine in the end. Lou Ann Wilkinson was very helpful as a “catch all”; helping with catalog sales, the luncheon tickets, and wherever she was needed. I had the extraordinary help of Scott Olund to step up as the assistant show chair when I had to step into my role as judge. He did a great job and I want to thank him for what he did in that respect. Prior to the indoor events, the Hunt and Tracking events took place. A big thank you to Linda Miller, John and Joyce Carellli, Barbara Furbush, Joyce Miller, Susanne Nash, Carol Stone and all the others who worked so hard – the events turned out great, cont. on page 4 The Poodle Papers
Show Committee Chairperson:Barbara Furbush Assistant Chairpersons: Johnny Shoemaker Companion Events Obedience & Rally- Chairperson-Ann Mandlebaum Agility Chairperson-Debbie West Working Certificate Program - pending 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 Joyce Carelli firstname.lastname@example.org www.poodleclubofamerica.org PCA Information Peggy McDill email@example.com The Poodle Papers Layout & Graphic design Editor: Leslie Newing Email:firstname.lastname@example.org PCA Email list email@example.com PCA on line List Peggy McDill Mary Olund
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A huge thank you to my favorite former treasurer, Janet Lange Moses. She handled the reserved ringside seating while being a superior treasurer. I know she’ll be sorry that she gave up her job as treasurer but will continue with ringside seating. Thank you to Nancy Hafner for coordinating judges’ education, to Jean Lazarus and Aileen Tobias for helping with the vendors, before and after PCA, and John Carelli and Mary Ellen Fishler for announcing. We can never forget the work begins before we even get to the show. Mary Lebet and Sandy Marshall who handled catalogue advertising, including preparing all the mailings; make a difficult job look easy. This is a job that doesn’t get a lot of recognition. A big standing ovation for them. Along with that I need to thank Helen Sokopp for organizing the mailing lists and keeping those going. This year we introduced the “Go for the Gold” campaign with great success. This program will allow us to keep our Winners Dog and Winners Bitch medallions in gold. In my opinion, these wins are really the most important part of the show. It is the Winners Dog and Winners Bitch that bring forth the next generations and represent our anticipation of what is to come in the future of our breed. I hope we can always continue to recognize them with the gold medallions. Thanks again to Missy Galloway for stepping in and helping make the Go for the Gold mailings such a success. Thanks to Randy Garren for helping to bring Take the Lead to PCA for the first time. Part of my job as show chairman would never have been possible without the help of Kay and Ralph Tripp. I thank them for everything they did. Kay is always there to help me with secretarial duties and she also does a great job coordinating the banquets (Hunt & Annual Meeting), as does Toni Sosnoff with the luncheons – another big thank you to all of you. Thanks for the t-shirt sales to Sheree Stone and Nancy McGee for advice and for heading up that committee, and for all they do for us, the PCA Foundation and PCA Rescue with their participation in the show. Thanks again to Randy Garren for getting the stewards arranged. Without them the rings would not run smoothly. Of course, we also have to thank our judges, who came and did a great job . We had breeder judges all the way this year and benefited from their vast knowledge, which helped make a very successful show. Barbara Furbush is our new Show Chairman. Most of you know her. She has many years of experience as Show Chairman for Salisbury Kennel Club-her all breed club. She was instrumental in bringing PCA to Salisbury, a town that could not be happier to have our presence and business. So often we experience cities and towns who are happy to take our money, but not really happy for us to be there. In Salisbury, everyone is welcoming. The civic center does everything we ask of them with enthusiasm. We had a new person this year, Stacie Desautels, who stepped up to bat and was great at delivering everything we needed, including providing some artwork for our auction. If I’ve forgotten anyone you have my apology, as I could go on and on. It takes an army of members to put on our wonderful show. While I’m thanking everyone my kudos to Leslie Newing for our wonderful newsletter. The show committees will remain much the same as they have been. Everyone has accepted and thank you for that. The main committees are in the works and I continue to make more calls every day. I know our new Board will carry forth, onward and upward, with new ideas and will work well together. Thank you for this opportunity. I hope I live up to your expectations.
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Save these dates!!! PCA National Dates for the future
2013-April 22-26 2014- April 21-25 2015- April 20-24
Your Vote for 2014
The results of the 2014 judge’s selection have been tabulated by Certified Public Accountant, Kretina Cook Wright. All ballots were numbered and returned to her in pre-addressed envelopes provided by the corresponding secretary. She received 173 ballots. Seven votes were not counted due to voting for an individual not on the ballot. There were 2 for the toy category, 3 for the miniature category, and 2 for the standard category. The results for top vote getters in each variety and intervariety are as follow: Toy: Dana Plonkey, Raymond Stevens, Daniel Augustus, Luc Boileau, Debbie Cozart Miniature: Ron Rella, Luis Aizcorbe, Helen Tomb-Taylor, Randy Garren, Barbara Furbush Standard: Debbie Cozart, Luis Aizcorbe, Dana Plonkey, Randy Garren, (Foreign) Carlos Renau Intervariety: Luis Aizcorbe, Dana Plonkey, Barbara Furbush, Tom Carneal, Daniel Augustus Thank you to all who voted. Respectfully submitted, Mary Olund/Corresponding Secretary
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Page 9 Kathy Truher, MACH2 PACH Donnachanda Winston Churchill CD RAE MXP3 MJP34 PAX XF owned and run by Susanne Nash, MACH8 PACH Dominique OlWow, PCA has come and gone in a flash. And that the ivia Gee RN MJP3 PAX NF owned and run by Nancy way the poodles ran agility this year. We were very Gee, MACH PACH White Crest I Like Ike RAE2 MXP3 excited to have our first MACH, Master Agility ChamMJP4 PAX OF XFP owned and run by Lisa Potts and pion, crowned at PCA this year. A mini poodle named Westsong Presto UD MX MXP MJP XF owned an run Jackson who is run by Brittney Hippler achieved this by Esther Newton. honor. Almost every year we have at least one possible contender, but until now no one has pulled it off. A This is quite a group of very accomplished poodles and huge congratulations to Brittney and Jackson. handlers.
Notes from Debbie
It takes many people to bring us Agility at PCA. Much thanks to Russ Thorpe who was our chief course builder and even with all his work building he still managed to win High In Trial. Much thanks also to Nancy Palauskas who organized the workers. We need at least 7 people for each class or division to keep things running smoothly and Nancy made that happen. Ann Mandelbaum and Jan Hopper worked all day at the trial table and then Jan also with Debby Dubay’s help kept the hospitality coolers and snacks available. Susanne Nash was once again the very efficient gate and kept the poodles lined up and ready to run. Gail Woluniak and company were there Sunday to help unload equipment and set up. Charlotte Mitchell was there to lend a hand where ever needed. The list goes on and on. This is the beauty of the poodle agility community, we are a cheerful, helpful bunch. I would also like to thank Dennis McCoy for being an efficient and available Show Chair and also huge thanks to Diane Spalding our trial secretary who did part of her job just before the trial from her hospital bed. Dog folk are a strong and intrepid bunch.
A huge thank you to all the Affiliate Clubs who advertised in the 2012 National PCA show catalog this year. It was our best Affiliate Club turnout ever and we are most grateful for your support. We look forward to working with you again next year. The Advertising Committee Chairman Mary Lebet and Sandy Marshall
Obedience & Rally
In agility we have two different levels we can chose to play in Championship and Preferred. In Preferred the dog jumps one jump height lower than Championship and the course times are a bit more generous, other then that the courses are the same. At the end of 2011 the Ann Mandlebaum top five Championship poodles are in order: MACH8 Victrys Midnight Ninja MXF owned and run by Susan Does your Affiliate Club take Bernhart, CH MACH Ravendune Right On Target CDX RAE OF owned and run by Cathy Winkles, MACH13 pride in mentoring new people to Ms Audrey Morgan XF owned and run by Penny Morthe Breed? gan, MACH 5 Emma Katherine of Purins Room Jp UD owned and run by Ritsuko Wolf and Michael Wolf and MACH JC Pioneer’s Ganesha NAP OJP MXF TQX mentor someone new to the Breed owned and run by Russ Thorpe. In Preferred the top five poodles are MACH2 PACH today! DeRosa Top Hat and Tails PAX2 owned and run by The Poodle Papers
First my apologies for not yet getting an article in about our 2012 PCA Specialty Obedience and Rally trials. We had a wonderful day - with many brilliant performances topped by Shirley Barkan and her wonderful apricot mini with a perfect score of 200 in Open B...Perfect scores are rare and very exciting and Shirley and her wonderful little Poodle gave us all a treat!
2012 National Hospitality Committee
Report from Show Chairperson 2013
I would like to thank all those people who helped make the Hospitality successful at the National this year. This is not an easy committee to participate in because it incompasses the entire week. First, I have to thank Cathy Caitland for her continued support and assistance with this committee even though she could not attend the show. There are two people who I must also give special recognition: Daniel Augustus (who did all the running, shopping during the week, picked up the platters every morning at 6 a.m., emptied pots, cleaned pots, and made the coffee every day ) and Rene Russo (who did all the packing and inventory, while I became the announcer). Joan Scott, Gina Weisner, Daniel Augustus, Rene Russo, Scott Wolfe, Denise Agre-Gill, Jean Urbin, and Cheri Argeta, helped set up and decorate on Sunday. Jan Hopper worked the hospitality for Obedience and Rally, another demanding job. Michael Lamb and Scott Wolfe were invaluable with their assistance early every morning loading coolers for the rings and setting up food tables. Judy Cooksey, Don Adams (both wore many hats during this week but still found time for me on Friday), Mary Watson (who helped pack and load on Friday), and Michele Paleto (who manned the room on Wednesday), thank you. Being on the Board kept me in meetings on Monday and Tuesday during the day and without all of the time and effort of all of these people I could not have accomplished this job. Again, I thank you and truly appreciate you all. Also a very special acknowledgement to Michael Cobane who made and donated all the rainbow centerpieces used in the hospitality and lunch room. Later at the Annual dinner the centerpieces were won by someone at each table. When I asked him to come up with an idea he stepped up to the plate immediately. I’m sure I speak for the Poodle Club of America when I say thank you so very much. Mary Ellen Fishler Chairman Hospitality Committee
Time Marches On and I am trying to get in step for PCA 2013. By this time, most of you know that I will be your show chairman next year. I am looking forward to working with the members of PCA to make this coming year another “Great One”. It is very hard to follow in the footsteps of the many past PCA Show Chairs and frankly, it never crossed my mind, in dreams or otherwise, that I would follow in the path of many of the greats. Gene Cozart comes first to mind, because he was show Chairman when I worked on my first committee. I would see him hustling about the Ludwig’s Corner Show Grounds worrying about so many things and unfortunately some of which he had no control (thunderstorms in the forecast)! In those days, you worried about the lunch caterer coming at the right time to feed the masses, tents secure to withstand winds, porta- potties that had all the necessary things, and the list goes on! Today, we are very fortunate to have a roof over our heads and only having to worry about the little things. While we all find time to complain about the little things in life, the big picture is that we all arrive safely to PCA with our dogs in tow and a week to have pure fun and pleasure with our chosen breed. At PCA we do it all. I will be happy to help in any way I can to make your visit to Salisbury a great vacation, just remember, like Gene, I can’t do it all without each and every last one of you stepping up and lending a hand. The bottom line is: 1. Work on breeding that next great litter of pups. 2. Work on being a better trainer and get your dog to “sit straighter. 3. Work on running your agility dog faster ! 4. Work on getting your dog to retrieve that duck or track in the field. 5. Please Volunteer for any job or committee you would feel comfortable helping. Just 1 hour of your time will help lighten the job of others. Together we will continue to be the Best and Greatest Show On Earth. I look forward to 2013 and a great PCA Barb Furbush 2013 PCA Show Chairman email@example.com
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Pot of Gold Found “Over the Rainbow”
By Carol Stone (Title by Joyce Miller)
photo by Ashbey Photography Unicorn’s Rare and Radiant Maiden “Nevermore”, CD RE NAJ TD JH WC WCX (Raven) PCA is always the highlight of my year with my dogs. It is a fun filled week of exciting events, fabulous shopping, and catching up with friends you only see once a year. Getting to see all of those wonderful poodles having fun and doing things they love to do goes beyond words. This was my eighth year in a row to attend PCA, and though some years I was only able to go for a day or two, this year I was able to stay for all of the performance and companion events. I usually have a goal for my dog(s) each year and this year was no exception. My older girl Río, who is retired for the most part, was in Veteran’s Obedience and the Parade of Performance Titleholders. She was also able to be the test dog for Junior Hunter Land and the WC land over the weekend. She had a ball and loved still being a part of the action. My younger girl Raven at two years old is just beginning her performance career and my goal was to have her ready for tracking at PCA. I generally try and support entries at PCA even if we already have a particular title and I also try and spread out when I send in entries so I don’t give my husband entry fee sticker shock. J Added to that is the fact that most of the events have different event secretaries and all go to different folks, so it wasn’t until the day before we departed that I collected all of my entry confirmations for the various events and realized I had entered her in nine events over the course of 5 days! What was I thinking??? I headed out with the philosophy that we only wanted to pass tracking and the rest was for fun.
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Saturday brought the AKC Hunt Test. I had Raven entered I have competed in most venues over the years with my in Junior Hunter. She already had this title, but wasn’t dogs, but this would be my first attempt at tracking. I almost ready for Senior, so it was for fun. She did a great job, chickened out as I wasn’t sure we were ready. Less than and I really wasn’t surprised when she also passed both the a week before entries closed a training friend told me if I WCX later that afternoon and the WC on Sunday. She had didn’t try and get Raven certified for PCA that she’d never already completed the requirements for her Silver Hunting let me hear the end of it. So with a phone call to a very Medallion. Passing the WCX also earned her Gold Hunting understanding tracking judge who agreed to meet me on very Medallion. short notice, Raven & I headed off to Lebanon, TN (about 3 hours away) to meet Jeff Whitsit to try for our certification. Monday brought us to agility and I had no great expectations Raven made it look easy and passed with “flying colors” of passing both events as she is just starting her agility according to Jeff. I hurried home still with my head in the career and has been hit or miss on her qualifications. Novice clouds and got my entry ready to send in. I had to FedEx it Standard was her first event and though she had a table fault, she passed with a score of 95 and a 3rd Place earning her 2nd as entries would close in three days. NA leg. Later that afternoon she qualified in novice JWW Well, to keep my nerves on edge, after Tracking Test Secretary with a score of 100 and a 1st Place. Now I was starting to get Joyce Miller confirmed that my entry had indeed made it on excited. Back when I first realized she was entered in nine time, I found out that for the first time ever at PCA, we had events I had no expectations of passing all of them, especially more entries than spots and there would be a draw!! More with tracking and agility in the mix. With those both behind nerves. The phone call from Joyce after the draw telling me us, it seemed that the feat may actually be possible. that we were in led to feelings of joy and then the realization Tuesday brought us to rally and obedience. I was pretty sure that the pressure was really on to perform. if I could manage not to miss a station and earn us an NQ The night before the Tracking Test I don’t think I slept a that she had rally in the bag and she came through. She wink. The day turned out beautiful as it was cool and a bit completed Rally Excellent B with a 3rd Place and Rally damp in the morning, warming as the day progressed. Raven Advanced B with a 2nd. & I drew track #4 so there was plenty of time that morning to watch and bite my nails while anxiously waiting for our That just left Graduate Novice Obedience. Sounds simple, turn. We were finally called to report to our track. Track but we had been having problems with the dreaded Drop #4 ended up being in a thigh high wheat field. We went to on Recall. I normally wouldn’t get nervous at all in the the start flag and Raven immediately brought me the start Graduate Novice Class. If she does it fine; if not, no big article. I had her down at the start flag and we had a short deal. But now we had something to strive for; a perfect chat about her helping to bring home the lost glove that was record. We started out and her heeling was lovely and she somewhere out there. She assured me that if I would trust her did all of her sits. Good sign. She was with me. Then came and let her do her job, she would deliver. Off we went. Talk the dreaded drop. It seemed like forever after I left her and about trusting your dog…I couldn’t even see my dog! All turned before the judge told me to call her. She comes in I could do was hold on and follow the line that disappeared like a rocket and when she gave me the signal to drop her, into the wheat! I could actually see the very tip of her tail I gave Raven the drop command and held my breath. She above the wheat. A couple of times my heart stopped as she kept coming, and coming, and finally about three feet out found nests of who knows what type of critters. It was easy she slowed and went down. I held my breath. We got the to tell when she was “crittering” as the stiff tail would begin signal to call her in and she gave me a nice front. I let my a wild and erratic helicopter spin. Each time she got back on breath out just a little. Now I was going to sweat the rest of track. After what seemed like hours, but was actually less the exercises. I began to breathe a little more after each one. than 15 minutes we were on a leg that had us headed straight When we finally finished the last one and we knew we were for the road. I was sure we were going to get a whistle as I in…so far. I let out a tentative sigh of relief. The only thing knew our level of track wouldn’t cross a road. I was holding left was …the out of sight down. Three minutes. Seemed my breath when Raven‘s tail stopped and then suddenly like three hours. When we returned to the ring and all dogs changed direction and started back towards me. It was the were still down, we then had to walk the length of the ring most wonderful sight I’ve ever seen to see her emerge from and return to the heel position. It seemed like forever before the wheat carrying a glove! Once we waved it the air and the judge said exercise finished. As soon as I had the leash the judge’s confirmed that we had indeed passed we were on on, I broke down in tears of joy. The judge seemed quite cloud nine. We had accomplished our goal. Anything else confused. She said she had never had anyone get quite so would be gravy. We had indeed had dessert first!! cont. on page 13
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emotional about passing Graduate Novice before. When I told her of Raven’s phenomenal accomplishment, passing all nine events that week, she was in tears too. We left the ring to many hugs and well wishes from friends that had been following our progress as the week unfolded. When I was discussing her accomplishment with several friends, I realized she had probably made history. I don’t think any other dog has accomplished what she had just done. She was entered in all events at PCA other than conformation and passed all of them. Tracking, three hunt events, two agility events, two rally classes and an obedience class. She did all I asked of her and more. What a fantastic partner I have. We are looking forward to great things to come. None of this would have been possible without the support and encouragement of many people. Sharon Fesmire patiently guided me through the tracking training. We would meet before dawn to get the tracks in and ready to run at first light so we could work through the summer. Agility instructor extraordinaire Dawn Darr taught us the basics and Beth White kept us on target as we began our agility career. Our weekly training group, Gale Frana, Sally Gervin, Jeanne Ringe, Marilyn Mele, Beth White, and Diney Blakey keep the obedience and rally training fun and motivational. Above all, my husband Kevin, who goes without dinners when we train & trial, lays tracks, throws ducks and in general spoils the girls and supports us in all we do. On a side note, two days after returning home from PCA Raven earned two 1st Places in the Junior Division in Dock Diving.
American Kennel Club News Article AKC Invites All-Breed Clubs to Host an Owner-Handler Series Event
Date of Article: April 30, 2012 The AKC Owner-Handler Series launched in January 2012 as a pilot program to celebrate the owner-handlers who are the core of the conformation dog sport and make up the majority of show entries. Based on the positive feedback received from exhibitors, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has opened the Series to every AllBreed club. Any All-Breed club with an event date after July 3, 2012 is now eligible to offer the AKC Owner-Handler Series at their show after applying for it and listing it in the premium list. The AKC Owner-Handler Series events currently scheduled can be found at: http://www.akc.org/ohs/events.cfm. “We launched the AKC Owner-Handler Series with a handful of events, and based on their success, we’re opening this Series so that more owner-handlers can participate,” said AKC Director of Event Operations Bobby Birdcont. on page 15 The Poodle Papers
Tracking in the Wheat Field photo by John Carelli
Regional Specialty News
POODLE CLUB OF AMERICA 2013 REGIONAL On September 25 thru September 27th, 2013 Poodle fanciers will gather in Salem, Oregon for the 2013 Poodle Club of America Regional. The host clubs for the Regional are the Columbia Poodle Club (Host)(firstname.lastname@example.org- Deb Phillips) and the Puget Sound Poodle Club (Co-Host) (email@example.com- Christine Dallas). Johnny Shoemaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be the Show Chairperson for the 2013 Regional Cluster. All dates and shows are subject to pending AKC Approval. We also plan to have a breeder/judges Educational Seminar and Health Seminar presented by the Poodle Club of America Health Foundation (Pat Forsyth will be the Chairperson). There is also an all-breed show (Gig Harbor KC) the weekend after the PCA Regional Cluster. The show is located in Shelton, WA which is 186 miles from Salem, Oregon.
We are looking for anyone who would like to volunteer to serve on any of the committees….your help would be appreciated. Please contact me at email@example.com or The theme for the Regional will be “Poodles in the any of the other contacts listed above. Northwest.” The site is the Salem Oregon Fairgrounds. (www.oregonstateexpo.org). All the events are in one To get to Salem, Oregon by air please fly into Portland, location, large enough to accommodate conformation, Oregon which is 55 miles from Salem, Oregon. The obedience, rally and agility, grooming, spectator view- time of the year is perfect as the airline embargo on flying and vendors. The area is indoors with heating and ing animals is lifted and the weather in Salem is usually air conditioning available as needs dictate. Day parking very nice and comfortable for humans and especially will accommodate over 250 cars. Motor homes/RV can for our dogs. accommodate 40+ with hook ups. The show rings and spectator room is 24,000 square feet and there will be JUDGES FOR THE PCA REGIONAL CLUSTER hot and cold water bathing facilities for the dogs. ARE: The Host Hotel/Headquarters will be the Red Lion in Salem, Oregon. The Host Hotel is located 1.5 miles from the fairgrounds. The hotel has 148 spacious rooms (nonsmoking only), 6 executive suites, wireless internet access, coffeemaker, hairdryer, fridge and microwave in all rooms. There will be a block of rooms reserved for Poodle exhibitors and fanciers. Other events during the time before the Regional will include: Hunting Test: Master, Senior and Junior. Scio, Oregon is the site (proposed) for the Regional Hunt test. Plans are to have this event the weekend prior to Regional. WC/X will also be offered. Jac Harbour (tudorose72@ comcast.net) is the contact. Tracking Dog Test: More information forthcoming (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Poodle Papers PCA REGIONAL SPECIALTY- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 TOYS: MADELINE PATTERSON MINIATURES: EDD BIVIN STANDARDS: JORDAN CHAMBERLAIN INTER-VARIETY: CHARLES ARNOLD COLUMBIA POODLE CLUB SPECIALTY- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 TOYS: JORDAN CHAMBERLAIN MINIATURES: CHARLES ARNOLD STANDARDS: MADELINE PATTERSON INTER-VARIETY: EDD BIVIN
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Page 15 cont. from page 13 song. “More than 80% of dogs in the ring are shown by their owners and we’re happy to celebrate the ownerhandler’s dedication to their breed and dogs.” The top-ranked dogs from the AKC Owner-Handler Series are posted on www.akc.org. Rankings of the dogs competing in the series are compiled based on the special Point Schedule for Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show placements in this specific series competition. View the current rankings at: http://www.akc.org/ohs/ points_ranking/ For more information about eligibility or judging procedure, visit the AKC Owner-Handler Series Q&A. If you have questions about hosting one of these events, please contact Bri Tesarz at email@example.com or 919-8163514.
PUGET SOUND POODLE CLUB SPECIALTY- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 TOYS: CHARLES ARNOLD MINIATURES: MADELINE PATTERSON STANDARDS: EDD BIVIN INTER-VARIETY: JORDAN CHAMBERLAIN SUBJECT TO PENDING AKC APPROVAL We will have more information available as time goes by….. We hope you can take some time…..beautiful place for a vacation….and join us for the Celebration of the Poodles in the Northwest!!!!! See you in 2013 Johnny Shoemaker PCA Regional Cluster Show Chairperson .
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1. FROM THE WHELPING BOX TO THE SHOW RING A panel of three breeders discuss their methods in preparing a Poodle puppy for the show ring. Panelists Mrs. Arlene Scardo, Miss Betsey Leedy, and Mrs. Kadelia Hamilton. Panel is moderated by Mrs Debby Cozart. $20.00
27. 2001 “ BREEDING STRATEGIES” Dr. John Armstrong and Dr. George Padgett discuss “Type” casting, establishing a line, role of DNA mapping in making breeding decisions. $20.00 28. 2002 PCAF SEMINAR -- WHICH PUPPY TO KEEP Mrs. Pat Hastings leads us in an interactive seminar in solving the puzzle of “Which Puppy to Keep” $20.00 30. 2003 PCAF SEM. “RAISING THE SHOW PUPPY” Mrs James Edward Clark leads a panel of prominent Poodle Breeders who express their views on “The Successful Raising of a Show Puppy” $20.00 31. 2004 “ GENETICS FOR POODLE BREEDERS” Dr.Jerold Bell discusses how breeders should use the advances in dog genome research in making breeding decisions. $20.00 32. 2005 “Anne Clark on POODLE PEDIGREES” Mrs. Edward Clark discusses various aspects of poodles and their pedigrees. $22.00 33. 2006 “POODLE DISEASE UPDATES” Dr. Thomas Graves discusses the research, testing, treatment & management of key genetic diseases. 22.00 34. 2010 PCA FOUNDATION SEMINAR – (Combo DVD Set) 1.Vaccines & vaccination-Dr.R. Schultz 2. Canine Genetics Update-DR. M Neff 3. Estate Planning For Your Dogs— Ms Charlotte Mitchell $25.00 (Please circle the DVD desired) 1 4 6 8 10 12 13 14 16 17 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE WITH ORDER: $ ____________ NAME ________________________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________________ CITY ______________________STATE____ZIP_________ METHOD OF PAYMENT: CHECK___VISA___M/C____ ACT. #_____________________________EXP._____ Signature_____________________________________ Make all checks payable to: PCA FOUNDATION US FUNDS ONLY FOREIGN ORDERS ADD $3.00 PER DVD MAIL ORDER TO: ALLEN KINGSLEY E-MAIL 3311 KINGFISHER LN. AJKFISHER2@AOL.COM DENTON, TX 76209
4. 1990 DOG JUDGES ASSOC. PRESENTATION ON THE POODLE: An exciting presentation on the Poodle from the judges perspective. Presented by Mr. Frank Sabella and Mr. & Mrs James Clark. $20.00 5. 1990 DR. ELAINE ROBINSON on PINPOINTING OVULATION: This video tape will be exceptionally valuable tool in any serious breeding program. $20.00 6. POODLE TEMPERMENT PANEL: A discussion on improving Poodle temperament. Panelists include John Fowler, Mrs. Joan Scott, Mrs. Pat Deshler, Mrs. Glena Carlson. Narrated by Del Dahl $20.00 8. THE POODLE POSITIVE: A Judge’s Workshop with Mr. & Mrs. James Clark. You do not have to be a judge or aspire to be one to gain a lot from this tape. $20.00 10. PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY: Dr. Gustavo Aquirre discussed PRA in Poodles $20.00
12. BREEDING A GREAT POODLE (TWO TAPES) Dr. George Padgett speaks on Poodle traits; comparing inbreeding to out crossing and line breeding; risk factors in picking up faults; calculating good and bad genes; helping each other with our breed. $35.00 13. POODLE TYPE: Dr. Jacklyn Hungerland and Mrs. James Clark discuss what makes a Poodle. $15.00 14. ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTION: Dr. Edward Feldman discusses reproduction and the Poodle $15.00 16. HEREDITARY DISEASES IN POODLES : Dr. Fran Smith speaks on hereditary diseases in all Varieties. A breeders guide to genetic diseases. $15.00 17. ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS IN POODLES: Dr. E.A. Corley, discusses orthopedic problems in hips,stifles and elbows as they relate to all varieties of Poodles. $15.00 21. CANINE MALE REPRODUCTION: Dr. Autumn Davidson discusses reproduction semen collection and managing the high risk delivery. $15.00 22.SUCCESSFULLY BREEDING THE INFERTILE BITCH Dr. E. Robinson discusses breeding the infertile bitch.$15.00 24. 1998 SEMINAR -- GENETIC DISEASE ANALYSIS Jerold Bell discusses genetic disease analysis. $15.00
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Affiliate Club News
GMPC Awards Dinner – Fun Night Out The Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club’s (GMPC) Awards Dinner was held March 3 at the Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee, WI, with an attendance of 18 people. Patty Pittman, with assistance from her husband, John, designed and executed a couple of icebreaker games which were played at the beginning of the evening. In the first game, people had to guess how many dog biscuits were contained in a glass jar and the winner got the jar full of biscuits. In the second game, a post it containing the name of a dog breed was stuck on each person’s back. Each person had to try and learn the name of their breed by asking questions of others. One could ask only 3 questions of each person, and they had to be questions which could be answered “yes” or “no”. The first 3 successful winners got lovely prizes. Following dinner, Katy Kinowski presented awards to those members who had submitted documentation of titles earned on their dogs over the past 12 months. GMPC Annual Health Clinic A Success The 2012 Health Clinic was held on Monday, April 2 at the Animal Motel, Butler, WI. Sam Vainisi, DVM examined 90 dogs’ eyes, and 109 blood tests and microchips were administered by Beth Engelbert, DVM. The clinic is only as good as the staff which runs it, and we are very fortunate to have an outstanding clinic staff made up of GMPC members. Dr. Vainisi was able to examine the eyes of 90 dogs in just over 3 hours. GMPC Obedience and Rally Trial - June 23, 2012 On June 23, 2012 GMPC will hold combined all breed and poodle specialty obedience and rally trials at Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club, Ixonia, WI. The judges are: Minta (Mike) Williquette - Obedience classes: Nov A, Grad Open, Utility A/B; and Rally classes: Nov A/B, Adv A/B, Ex A/B Russell Hornfisher - Beg Nov A/B, Nov B, Grad Novice, Open A & B, and Versatility GMPC Specialty Show - June 29, 2012 **NEW SHOW - NEW LOCATION - NEW DATE** The June GMPC Specialty Show will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Kettle Moraine Kennel Club (KMKC) shows. Show Chair and Show Secretary - Cathryn Catelain Judge - Delores Burkholder Superintendent - Roy Jones Dog Shows. The premium can be found on the superintendent’s website - http:// royjonesdogshows.com/ The show will be in the evening and in air conditioning. Reserved grooming spaces can be purchased from KMKC. We also are having a Parade of Champions and Titleholders. KMKC is having Mrs. Jacqueline Stacy and Mrs. Anne Hier as poodle judges. GMPC Specialty Show - July 27, 2012 The July GMPC Specialty Show will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Waukesha County Exposition Center, followed by two Waukesha Kennel Club All Breed shows held on Saturday and Sunday at the same location. Two All Breed shows will be held by the Burlington Wisconsin Kennel Club at Elkhorn, Wisconsin on Monday and Tuesday. Specialty Show Chair - Lora De Sombre Specialty Show Judge - Mr. Chuck Winslow Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows GMPC WC/WCX Tests - August 17, 2012 On Friday, August 17, 2012 GMPC will hold a PCA WC/ WCX test. It will be held at Wern Valley Sportsman’s Club, Waukesha, WI. The judges are Jean Granger and Doug Kennedy. For further information on upcoming GMPC events, please visit the club’s website at: http://www.greatermilwaukeepoodleclub.org/index.html Submitted by Bev Duerst
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To Affiliate Clubs:
legislators by groups that have a lot of influence. Remember any letter or contact with a legislator’s office is multiplied many times in regard to evaluating public First, I wish all of you could have experienced the PCA opinion. You do count. National Specialty. It is something to behold!! Although everyone knows my variety of choice is Minia- On the administrative side: Please be aware that Mary tures, nothing gives me goosebumps faster than, when Olund (Corresponding Secretary for PCA) will publish at the beginning of the judging of BOV Standards, the on PCA Facebook any of your specialty results. You entire group is placed in a front facing formation. The can send them to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. line of over 50 specials extends the entire length of the ring. It really does not get much better than that!! I Also, AKC has new requirements for submission of was pleased to meet so many of the individuals I had club officers and members. I am sure everyone is folinteracted with on the phone and by computer. It is nice lowing their direction BUT, I want you to take it one to have a face to place with a name. step further. Simply add myself (email@example.com) and I know everyone is most probably tired of my constant theme of PRESENCE but that is exactly what happened at the Affiliate Club Council meeting. The meeting was held in the Hospitality Room and we had to snag extra chairs for the standing room crowd!! Luann Wilkinson graciously volunteered to take the minutes. The meeting was very interactive with a presentation from Cindy Crawley in regard to how The Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation can be helpful to local clubs. Anyone who needs to contact her can do so at clcrawley@ starpower.net. We also had a great presentation from Johnny Shoemaker (Chair of the 2013 PCA Regional) and Jeff Nokes (President of Columbia Poodle Club). Put those September 2013 dates on your calendar. As you know there will be request for monetary support. Possibly your club could consider some ongoing activity to help raise funds so when the requests come, the money is available for ads, trophies etc. In addition I am sure Columbia Poodle Club, Puget Sound Poodle Club and PCA would all love anyone who would like to volunteer to assist at these shows. Please be aware putting on a Regional is a massive task and we need to be supportive of those brave poodle clubs taking on the challenge. In addition to Conformation there will be a full venue for Obedience and Rally plus Hunting and Tracking. One of the major concerns brought forward from the membership was the absolute need for all clubs to be aware of possible pending legislation in their individual states that would affect breeding and the sale of puppies. If we simply ignore the problem it will not go away and ultimately all of us could be in the crossfire of unreasonable laws based on misinformation fed to Mary Olund at (firstname.lastname@example.org) email addresses in the Copy To section of your AKC mailing and you have kept PCA updated. It is also one less thing your show chair has to worry about when submitting for approval of a specialty by PCA.
Also, for those who have gone on the PCA Homepage you are aware there is a section on Find a Poodle that lists by state all of the local poodle clubs. Presently there are a variety of types of information for the various clubs listed. PCA no longer has the luxury of an unpaid web administrator. We now pay for time and I have assumed the responsibility of updating changes for submission to the web administrator. To maintain my sanity, I am changing the format so that the information listed will be like that in the Affiliate Club section of the PCA catalog. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, concerns, comments or issues you feel need to be addressed. Phone: 440-526-2382, or email: msstb@aol. com. Susan Burge 2nd Vice President Affiliate Club Council Chair
Albert Camus: “Life is the sum of all your choices.”
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GREATER CINCINNATI POODLE CLUB
is holding our All-Breed Agility Trial on September 15th and 16th, 2012 Queen City Dog Training Club Cincinnati, Ohio Check on our website www.cincinnatipoodleclub.org or AKC for Premium list Would love to see all the Poodle people attend. For additional info contact Jan Elwert email@example.com The Poodle Papers
Miniature Poodle Rep:
The Poodle Club of America, Inc. 2012 National is again HISTORY with these wins going into Poodle of America Book to be up and coming. Poodles of American next issue will be worked upon starting this year.. All the pictures are also what the next generations will have to look back upon to see how the dogs looked and the trims of the times. As we are each living these years of shows one thinks this is the normal of how Miniature Poodle looked. As I looked back into these PIA books I find our Miniature judge in these books and either she or her husband showing their dogs. Just look at some of these pictures and see how our dogs and trims have revolved over times. IT is always an honor as a breeder to be elected to judge ones variety. Our judge, Mrs Marie Aizcorbe of the Aizbel Miniature was elected for her first time to judge the National.. Ist was a wonderful entry of Poodles and we did have several in The English Saddle and all put down to the nines.. This trim was the most popular trim in earlier years. We see so few in the rings today with this trim. Congratulations to all our winners and class placements with a special thanks to all those who entered their Miniatures for the rest of us to see. IF I can be of any help to you or should have concerns that needs the board knowledge will be happy to take forth for you. Travel Safe,
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Toys- Joan Scott firstname.lastname@example.org Miniature - Nancy Hafner email@example.com Standard-Joan McFadden Uniquejoan@verizon.net
Standard Poodle Rep:
This year for the first time I was in a position to be able to attend the Purina Hunt Dinner on Sunday night at the Civic Center. If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to attend try to plan on it next year. There were 8 to 10 of us who usually travel to PcA together in our motor homes and usually all plan meals together. Talking with some of the poodle owners who exhibit in the Hunt and Working Tests we decided to give it a try. And what a good time we had….what a great group of people. The dinner is catered Buffet style and in the DaNang room at the Civic Center. Food was wonderful but even better was the spirit andenthusiasm in this group of exhibitors who had spent the day in the worst possible conditions……remember how it rained that Sunday…..all day Sunday! Obviously those that did well had much to celebrate but every single one there was excited for the results of everyone else. There were a few speeches, a few awards and some great photos showing many dogs in action “doing their thing”. We all discussed the fact that next year we might plan on going a day earlier just to watch these great poodles showing the retrievers “how it’s done”. And that dinner is a must for all of us from now on. Next year try planning on an outstanding night with an outstanding group of “Poodle people”. Joan McFadden
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Report of the Toy Representative
This report will be short and sweet. Thank you for entrusting me with another term as your Toy Representative. I look forward to working with our new President, Dennis McCoy and the Board to help PCA move forward. I would like to make a few comments about our National, and Toys in general. I was very pleased to see that our judge, Janice Pardue, had such a nice entry. Overall, I think this variety is in good shape. But I see a trend that concerns me. When our breed becomes too extreme, when the fronts are too far forward, and the hindquarters are overdone, the dog becomes incorrect. Poodles should be square and balanced, in the front and rear. Please be careful to not get caught up in the extremes, enough lecturing. On a lighter note, I would like to comment on two things. First, I was pleased to see an improvement in the depth of quality in the pastel colors. Secondly, it is inspiring to see Ianthe Bloomquist showing her toys. Ianthe has been breeding and showing her toys for many years (more then I want to disclose, since it will also hint at my age). She truly is the example of a successful longtime breeder, owner handler, and the example she sets for others, sets the bar high. Please everyone have a safe and pleasant summer. Remember please feel free to contact me with any of your concerns or suggestions. Also be sure to let breeder referral know of any puppies you may have available. Joan Scott cont. from page 51
But none of this is a surprise. Martha was the force behind the Wilmington Kennel Club. She served on the Board for the approximately last twelve years. She wore many hats during her membership: secretary, show chairman just to name a few. She even drafted her husband to become treasurer to support her in the endeavor to make this club a success. She bred her dogs under the Tomar prefix, and was involved with a variety of breeds over the years. Her first champion was a Borzoi. Then she showed an English Fox Hound. During this time she worked for Mrs. Alden Keene of Round Table Miniature Poodle fame. By now she was thoroughly involved in the sport of pure bred dogs. She bred and showed Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers, Chinese Cresteds. Along the way, she owned two Irish Wolfhounds, and a Doberman, she owned and bred a couple of Beagles, and she had a Pekingese for a while. For the last dozen years or so, she had partnered with Midge Martin successfully breeding and showing Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds, and of course Jordan Chamberlain (with whom she worked at Round Table Kennels) successfully breeding and showing Miniature Poodles. It was a heartfelt moment to see two of these miniatures being shown for the last time at this years National, with Martha as a breeder and owner. I met her when she worked with Lew Grello, a professional Handler involved in Afgans and showing a lot of Poodles. My first Chihuahua, Ch. Tomar Comin Up Daisy, came from Martha. Now many litters and champions later I have Martha to thank for being a great mentor in that breed. Martha leaves behind a loving husband of some 37 years, a son and a grandson. She was a wonderful Dog Person, and will be missed by the many people and beloved dogs whose lives she has touched. But I know Jordan and I will miss her wisdom, humor, and most of all just her being in our lives. We will see you at the Rainbow Bridge, God Speed, Martha. Joan Scott
Martha S. Doerner, 1947 – 2012
Martha had not been a member of the Poodle Club of America for a long, but in a short time she became a valuable member. Rarely did Martha say no when asked to perform a task. Because of her duties to Wilmington Kennel Club (their show being the same week in April as PCA) she could not attend the National, but she still managed to be involved. When a PCA member was needed to run the Tracking event, she stepped up to the job. Recently, she had just accepted Hal Kinne’s position, for the east, running the PCA Information computer line.
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BALLAD’S CATCH HER IN THE RYE, TD, WC
Ballad’s Catch Her in The Rye, TD, WC is sired by Int. Ch Daktari Apogee Orinoco and out of Ch Banners Classic Forecast CD NA. She is owned, bred by, and adored by Jan Gray. She is my partner and best friend. We hope to have more titles soon, but are proud of her accomplishments to date.
Most of these dogs have also earned medallions and many have earned AKC and/or HRC hunt test titles. It hasn’t always been easy. For several years we did not have anyone to throw bumpers for us except for
Rye is the 2nd Miniature Poodle and the 1st Miniature bitch to earn the bronze medallion for 5 Working Certificate (WC) passes. All passes were at tests held by the Central Carolina Poodle Club. She saw her first duck when she was 5 years old. We are fortunate enough to be in the same area as Joyce Carelli, Margaret Fox, and Claudia Straitiff. Claudia and Margaret did a seminar on training for the WC one spring. The group that attended managed to get together regularly to train, even though
when the group got together, but we did make progress. Rye entertained the judges each year by barking while swimming out to the ducks. She truly loves this game and is also training in obedience and agility, and has been herding a few times. In the fall of 2007 CCPC held their first WC/X test. A seminar was held the day before with Claudia, Margaret, Joyce, Dana Stewart, Linda Miller, and Carol Stone. We trained all summer and Rye was retrieving bumpers on land and water well. Unfortunately she had not grasped the idea of retrieving ducks on land but loved retrieving them in water. I finally got some frozen quail from a friend, and she figured out what I wanted her to do with the bird. At the seminar she finally retrieved her first duck on land. Fortunately she also retrieved them the next day, at the test. A reported from the local newspaper was there who runs German Shorthair Pointers in hunt tests. He said he’d be thrilled if his dogs retrieved like that and cont. on page 24
we were spread over 3 states. These 3 ladies guided us through our training, and the group has grown and still gets together as often as possible to train together.
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Page 24 cont. from page 23 they’re much bigger than Rye. I thanked him but didn’t error, but she finally got her 5th pass in 2011. She is a barker and was obnoxious in the van or at the holding tell him that was only her 2nd and 3rd land retrieve! line. She sometimes missed marks because she was CCPC then decided to move the tests to late spring and barking. I tried a number of methods to correct this. do back-to-back tests. In the spring of 2008 we earned We finally, with the help of Mary Ann Eustis, found a 2 passes. Everyone had made a lot of progress over method that has helped considerably. Corrections will the winter and most dogs passed. The next spring we not work for a dog in that mental state of over arousal. passed the 1st day but failed the 2nd as Rye dropped Removing her from the line for barking only increased the bird a few feet before the line and started pluck- her frustration and did not decrease the barking. Mary ing it. There were definitely holes in our training, and Ann heard of a method used by Bridget Carlsen. You when she was frustrated, she plucked. Frozen ducks open the dogs mouth when it is barking, pop in a treat, and gently hold the mouth closed for a few seconds. This allowed her to come out of the aroused state. At this point I could use Brenda Aloff’s body rub before going to the line to help prevent her from becoming over aroused. If she did bark at the line I could now remove her, walk in a circle, and return to the line as she was now thinking and could understand the relationship between barking and leaving. Without barking, her marking improved significantly. In 2011 she was quiet in the van and on the line and nailed her marks. She did a beautiful angled entry on a water mark. Eliminating the barking has put her in a different mental state and has increased her steadiness on the line. This was a journey we could not have made alone. There are many Poodle people in the Carolinas and Virginia who have all had a role in allowing us to come this far and hopefully to progress now to WCX tests. Rye’s love of water caused her to fail her first tracking test. We drew the only track that started at the pond and the first leg ran all the way beside it. I knew we were in trouble when we drove up to the track. She never really were difficult for her to carry, and that frustrated her got started that day. We had to wait until November for another test. The summer had been really hot so and also caused plucking. Frozen ducks are still not manageable. She literally we didn’t do much tracking. The test was our 4th track can not hold them if they’re frozen. Slightly thawed, since the spring. She was in heat so we automatically and smaller frozen birds, she can hold. She’ll pick up got the last track. This test was spread out over several a frozen duck but it’s like holding a greased pig. It’s sites. The tracking chairperson had me wait at the test too big for her to grip and just eventually squirts out of headquarters and said someone would come to take me her mouth, so we just avoid frozen ducks. I use frozen to our test location when it was time so we didn’t dischukkar, pigeon, or quail on land. I use these smaller tract the other dogs. A very nice woman came to get birds now with my younger dogs to teach them the re- me but wanted me to move my dogs and equipment into her car and ride with her. That just wasn’t going to haptriever skills. pen! She agreed to ride with me and said our location We had several failed tests due to plucking and handler cont. on page 25 The Poodle Papers
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was about 25 minutes away. When she got in my van I realized she was wearing so much perfume I could have tracked her! It was 40 degrees and I was driving with the windows open so my dog could breathe. She didn’t believe her GPS and we got lost. She finally agreed to call someone to get directions and we were 30 miles round-trip in the wrong direction! We finally got to another place we were supposed to wait. We got out and I got Rye out to exercise her. The woman started smoking! I was so afraid Rye wouldn’t be able to smell a thing. Finally it was our turn. The first leg of the track was 185 yards, which felt like 400 yards! We made it through the track. Rye passed the glove but realized it and circled back to indicate the find! She got an entire package of liverwurst as a reward! Jan Gray
Would like to express my appreciation for all those who brought dogs for our judges on Tuesday afternoon for our judges to go over and watch movement. Know you are all busy getting dog groomed for the show. Thank each and everyone of you again this year. Without your help with all three varieties and all the colors to education and expose our group to our breed. We had eighteen to sign in at our seminar and many more to arrive at the ring side mentoring on Wednesday and Thursday even several stayed to watch BOV on Friday. Its always great when they are able to stay all three days to see so many outstanding ones. Some who attended were our long time breeders who are planning to apply within the year. Congratulations to each of you. The AKC has new rules for judges and our mentoring program. This new program MUST be approved by the National Breed Club of those names who will be approved to mentor. IF you feel you or you know of someone who you feel is qualified to mentor Please send me these folks names and a short bio of the person. This will be a PCA Board approval for the new mentoring system. IT is not the fact that anyone who has had Poodles for more than 10 years can now mentor those wanting to learn about our breed you most certainly may do so. HOWEVER, it will count as an component for the judges application. So PLEASE help with putting those names to me that I can bring to the board for approval. The names will then be sent to Judges Operations Department. Again Thanks for all your help. Nancy Hafner, Judges Education Coordinator
New Companion Events Extravaganza Recognizing Top Dogs in Agility, Obedience and AKC Rally® Debuts in 2013 Date of Article: May 04, 2012 Beginning in 2013, the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) will celebrate the top dogs in AKC Companion Events with the “Companion Events Extravaganza,” a multi-day event that will feature Championship events for Obedience and Agility and a new national competition for AKC Rally®. On March 15-17, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the National Obedience Championship (formerly known as the National Obedience Invitational) will move from its usual calendar date in December to run in conjunction with the National Agility Championship. A new AKC Rally® National Competition will be held on the Friday of that weekend. After 2013, the combined “Extravaganza” will rotate to different locations around the country. “Thanks to the vision of retired Companion Events AVP Curt Curtis and his staff, this new ‘Companion Events Extravaganza’ will allow us to showcase the cont. on page 31
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Delegate Parent Club Committee Report
The Parent Club Committee Meeting was on Monday, March 12, 2012. Pat Lawrence called the meeting to order and during introductions requested that members make an effort to welcome new delegates over the next two days. The previous minutes were approved. There was a report on the Parent Club Delegate L: there are 149 members currently listed. She then read the email Dennis Sprung posted in regards to the three breeds (Bull Dog, Pekingese and Clumber Spaniel) eliminated from group competition at Crufts by the mandatory veterinary inspection. He assured us that this practice will not occur within the American Kennel Club. Larry Sorenson gave another report on the Parent Club of Excellence Project. Larry asked for clubs to participate in a pilot program, they are “testing the test” to determine the validity of the program. Poodle Club of America will take part in this pilot. The object is to be inclusive, not exclusive. take the AKC the same amount of work) and an update on the notice going out from the judges department in regards to excusing/DQing dogs (I brought up at the last meeting that for our breed that has a required trim there are some dogs who could be excused without expecting the judge to examine an exhibit). There was more discussion on the Realignment vote being taken on Tuesday. It seems to still be a problem among various clubs. For instance the Terrier clubs don’t understand the problem with large groups when their group will still be large and not divided. During new business it was brought up that there are breeds such as Rottweilers whose owners have a difficult time obtaining home owners insurance. Thanks to efforts from the AKC The Hartford Insurance company being one of the first have established a plan. When a puppy is obtained and then receives a CGC they will issue a policy. This does not apply to dogs gotten from rescue. Also there was discussion of supported specialties in conjunction with Nationals. Betty McDonnell, from the Norwich Terrier Club of America asked the Board to replace the Impure Breeding Committee with the proven science of the Mars Purebred Wisdom Panel Test, The problem stems from Cairns with docked tails which have been mistakenly placed as Norwich. Unfortunately this test is not accurate. At this point the only test available scientifically to determine breed is the AKC DNA testing, which only works if everyone has a DNA.
The three point major reserve was then discussed. The motion was to be voted on at this meeting but because it had been printed incorrectly in the minutes, it will be resubmitted at the next Delegate Meeting. Bill Blair reported that the requirements would be twice the number of dogs exhibited for a five point major and that the Parent Club could choose to exclude this option at the time the application is turned in to the AKC. Also no points would be awarded because of Best of Winners. Bill stated that, according to statistics, that if all parent Mary Ellen Fishler,Delegate clubs gave out this award in both sexes, in one year this would amount to 33% of one percent of all majors given out in a year. Lyndon B. Johnson: There was a discussion regarding CGC becoming a suffix title, Meet the Breeds be held at various cities around the US (this could become a hardship, since this is not an inexpensive endeavor for many clubs), there was still a group trying to get the AKC to consider a consortium of smaller clubs who could get together for their event results (this made no sense, since it still would
“We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.”
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Page 27 Delegate’s Report, March 13, 2012 The Delegates went on to vote various amendments. The first was to be to Chapter16, Section 1, new This meeting was held at the Sheraton Newark Airport sixth paragraph, of Rules applying to Dog Shows, Hotel, in Newark, New Jersey. The meeting was called which would create a new three=point major for the to order at 9:00 a.m. After introductions were made, dog designated Reserve Winners Dog and the bitch the Executive Secretary pursuant to Article VIII of designated Reserve Winners Bitch at one National the By Laws of the American Kennel Club, read the Specialty each year, specified by the AKC Breed Parent following Delegates as either having been nominated Club. This motion was withdrawn at this time in order by the Nominating Committee, appointed by the Board to resubmit an amended version at a later date, (This of Directors on August 9, 2011, or have been endorsed was also done because it had been recorded incorrectly in writing by the required number of Delegates as in the last minutes.) The next vote was a proposed additional candidates for vacancies on the Board of amendment to Chapter 1, Section 3, of Rules Applying Directors. The nominations for the class of 2016 were to Dog Shows-Dog Shows Defined, which would as follows: Patricia M. Cruz (Heart of the Plains Kennel remove references to the entries restricted to puppies, Club), William J. Feeney (Sir Francis Drake Kennel with the remaining sections to be renumbered to reflect Club), Thomas Powers (Kennel Club of Beverly Hills), the deletion. This motion passed. The following four John L. Ronald (Samoyed Club of America), Robert items were interrelated and codependent and therefore A. Schroll (Clarksville Kennel Club), Larry Sorenson were voted on as one item. They were all related to (Dachshund Club of America), and Lynn Worth-Smith changing the number of groups from 7 to 11 and the (Vizsla Club of America). The Delegates then broke to housekeeping involved. It required a two thirds vote vote. After three returns to the ballot box the results for and did not pass. The last vote was on the proposed the Class of 2016 are: Patricia Cruz, William J. Feeney, amendment to Chapter 9, New Section 8, of Beagle and Thomas Powers. (After the Delegates meeting, Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Brace, in addition to the announcement of the new class of Small Pack and SPO Field Trials and Two-/couple Pack 2016, the AKC also announced Allan Kalter (American Hunting Tests-Entry Requirements and Eligibility, Bullmastiff Association, Inc,) was elected as Chairman which would create a new section describing the of the Board and Dr. Robert D, Smith (Memphis Kennel requirements to earn a Grand Field Champion title. Club, Inc.) was elected as the Vice Chairman of the After much discussion a motion was made to refer this back to committee. This passed. Finally, the following Board by the AKC Board of Directors.) proposed amendment was read. Amendment to Chapter Ron Meneker gave his Chairman’s report outlining the 11, Section 6, of Rules Applying to Dog Shows-Dog various accomplishments over the years the AKC has Show Entries, Conditions of Dogs Affecting Eligibility, accomplished, and then he went on to thank his two would allow superintendents and show secretaries using Vice Chairman, (David Mirriam and Tom Davis), and AKC entry verification to correct entries as appropriate. Walter Goodman for their assistance and dedication John Lyons announced the first quarter Community Achievement Awards honorees which included serving on the Board of the American Kennel Club. Delaware County Kennel Club represented by their Dennis Sprung then gave the President’s Report. In Delegate Lindy Miller who is also a member of PCA. appreciation, he outlined all the work put forth by the It was also announced that the AKC’s Marketing three Delegates leaving the Board: Ron Meneker, Tom Department was the recipient of seven awards from Davies, and Walter Goodman. He thanked them for the Dog Writers Association of America. After various their friendship and leadership. The AKC will always be announcements and suggestions the meeting was indebted to these men for all their efforts. Jim Stevens adjourned. then reviewed 2011’s results as reflected in the audited Mary Ellen Fishler, Delegate financial statements.
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This year the Board of the Poodle Club of America has initiated the establishment of the Presidents Pin. The pin is a replica of our membership pin but in silver. Helen Lee James will receive the first pin issued for her two years of service as President. At the National this year the Board also presented pins to any member who had been President and was still an active member of PCA. This included: Sam Peacock, Helen Sokopp, Doris Cozart, and Jack MacGillivray. Photo’s courtesy of John Ashbey
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THE AKC OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Take the Lead, just to name a few. But probably their most telling endeavor occured a little over 10 years ago. Last year at a Parent Club Conference, Dennis Sprung, (President of the AKC) gave an address, in it he exposed what had been a well kept secret: “I would like to tell you about what has been a guarded secret for quite a while with another member of our In the American Kennel Club’s ongoing efforts to rec- family. AKC received a call from the Police Departognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, The ment that some of the approximately 300 dog teams AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was that came to New York to assist with 9/11 were injured established in 2006 to provide each member club with and were being treated at an animal hospital, but their owners were being charged. After making several calls an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own. the response was, “ I’ll make you a deal. I will pay for This award honors those individuals who deserve spe- the care of every single dog, if you keep it a secret cial recognition who have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the individual clubs discretion. This year’s recipient of the award are two members who have not only stepped up to the plate every time PCA has needed them (no matter how large or small the request) but have gone above and beyond within the sport of purebred dogs. They are tremendous Yankee fans. ( I am not sure if this is good or bad). Within the community of purebred dogs over the years they have been extensively involved in the AKC Museum between the two of us.” Well that deal is long over and of the Dog, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and that angel is Toni Sosnoff, another example of the quality people with whom you and I are blessed to share our passion.” cont. on page 30 The Poodle Papers
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POODLE CLUB OF AMERICA JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP
“Part of the mission of the American Kennel Club is to take whatever actions necessary to protect and assure the continuation of the sport of Purebred dogs.” The AKC’s Junior Showmanship program is just one example of the kennel club’s commitment to fulfilling this portion of its charter statement. Juniors are important to the future of the sport of dogs and the more they learn the more valuable they become to their breed. Juniors observe other juniors, work for handlers, come into AKC from 4H, now Parent Clubs need to step up to the plate and help educate and mentor our juniors so they become responsible “gate keepers” of their breed This year the Board of the Poodle Club of America, of choice. With this in mind the Poodle Club of Amerin a presentation at the National, proudly gave speica is in the process of developing a Junior’s program cial recognition to two most deserving members, Toni and seminar to start at our next National. and Martin Sosnoff, for their embodiment of the true meaning of The American Kennel Club’s Outstanding A seminar would endeavor to mentor our juniors by inSportsmanship Award. volving them in all aspects of our breed. Starting with the PCA National Retriever Hunting Test and PCA Mary Ellen Fishler Working tests juniors will observe and be mentored by participants. (This would actually let them see the pooPhoto’s courtesy of John Ashbey dle in action, so they better understand the breed.); and continuing with various demonstrations including but not limited to: grooming, handling, training & evaluating dogs. There will be discussions led by Breeders, Professional Handlers, , and AKC Judges; hands on participation of the care and conditioning of the poodle, and the various health issues that a junior should be aware of while maintaining their dog for exhibition. All this will culminate with a fun match judged & oral evaluation given by the children, ribbons and a Certificate of Completion.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
Furthermore, by using the newsletter and various magazines (i.e. Poodle Variety, Poodle Review, AKC Juniors Newsletter) PCA could continue the education process. There is a tendency to do too much at one time. We can teach everything from soup to nuts over time, instead of days. But this could be utilized to discuss the point system, judges, stewards, Parent club and exhibitor responsibilities (if this is done as separate programs
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Page 31 The logic of this program is to start with the youth; we can bring into existence a community of informed owners, breeders, exhibitors, judges, and overall “guardians of the breed.” ….the concept and reasons for its implementation have remained the same: to encourage participation in the sport by young purebred dog enthusiasts; to teach good sportsmanship, win or lose; and to educate the next generation of the fancy.” This program will create camaraderie, continuity & flow for the future membership of PCA. It is an obligation to our breed to mold the next generation. Anyone interested in participating in the development and administering of this project please feel free to contact me. Mary Ellen Fishler Delegate, Poodle Club of America firstname.lastname@example.org
we can teach stewarding and how to evaluate dogs, get the youth involved and let them work within the club.) Also, in the future, various awards and scholarships could be made available to juniors for their participation in our breed, combined with good grades and their individual successes, (i.e. Eukanuba Invitational, Westminster Kennel Club, Crufts, etc.) SAMPLE THREE DAY SEMINAR : JOIN THE POODLE CLUB OF AMERICA AT THE JUNIORS SEMINAR Free “Kids-only” educational weekend where you’ll receive valuable information and training involving the poodle. When: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday Where: Poodle Club of America, Salisbury, MD Who: All Juniors (ages-9-18) Juniors (up to 21) aged out can choose to be a mentor/teacher for the program as they have fresh ideas on subjects of interest & keeps involvement with the club. What: Saturday A.M. Classroom to discuss breed history and structure and how it relates to function; and hands on to teach style and motion. Pass on the teachings of Hayes Blake Hoyt’s “4 Definitions” of type, soundness, style and quality.
cont. from page 25 best competitors in the country, rotate venues and teach responsible dog ownership to the public through demonstrations, seminars and other companion dog related activities,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President of Companion and Performance Events.
The 2012 National Obedience Invitational and National Saturday P.M. Observation and mentoring in the field Juniors Obedience Competition will be held as usual in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Chamduring Hunt testing. pionship this December in Orlando, Florida. Sunday A.M.: Care, Conditioning, and grooming Beginning in December 2013, a new obedience comSunday P.M. Presentation, Children with their dogs di- petition - the AKC Obedience Classic - will be held in vided into groups according to ability and level of Ju- conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Chamnior Showmanship. Making sure that it is understood pionship and AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando. The that there are no winners & losers, it’s just a great learn- new competition will crown the top dogs for the year in ing experience. Some of the more experienced juniors the Novice, Open and Utility classes. The National Jucan help with the younger and less experienced. This niors Obedience Competition will continue to be held would encourage the growth of a juniors program with- with these events in December. in the parent club. For information about qualifying for these events and Monday: Fun Match including judge’s critique, ribbons additional competition details, stay tuned to http:// and a Certificate of Participation. The seminar could www.akc.org/events/obedience/ then end with a pizza party. The Poodle Papers
- January 4, 1962 - December 2, 2011 Tudurose McCheers, NA NAJ SH, (Mc) - Mary Ruth Calhoun Swags Runs Smooth As Silk,UD RN JH WCX, (Rider) - Libbe Erickson Tudurose Abby Girl, SH WC WCX, (Abby) - Denise Herman Tudurose Preacher Heb 12:1, WCX, (Buckshot) - Dale MacKenzie Valentine’s Sly As A Fox, CD RN JH, (Sly) - Margaret Fox Unicorn’s Rare and Radiant Maiden “Nevermore”, CD RE NAJ TD JH WC WCX, (Raven) - Carol Stone WC Passes: Glorias Its Magic Merlin,UD RE JH VER WC, (Merlin) - Joann Smith CH Lemerle Silk Tie, JH WC WCX, (Tye) - Lin Gelbmann CH Carlyn’s Charismatic, WC, (Crystal) - Joyce Carelli Tudurose Dreamcatcher Daventry, CDX WC, (Ghillie) - Jean Bedenbaugh Josol Bibelot Ocean Wave, WC, (Ocean) - Michele and Deb Deslauriers cont. on page 33
PCA 2012 WC/WCX
by Carol Stone Our Hunt events for this year were dedicated to the memory of Claudia Straitiff, who had a true love for the working poodles and became a great advocate for our sport. She left us all too soon in December of 2011. The fantastic entry and good pass rate for the WC/ WCX at PCA 2012 shows the support and dedication of the owners and handlers. We had our 3rd largest entry ever this year and the pass rate was among the top for both the WC and WCX. We had 21 WC entries (16 passed) and 12 WCX entries (8 passed.) Of the WC passes there were 6 new titles and of the WCX passes two new titles. Congratulations to all. New titles are indicated by . WCX Passes: CH Lemerle Silk Tie, JH WC WCX (Tye) - Lin Gelbmann CH Carlyn Song of the South, CDX WC TDI, (Zip), - Suzanne Fairbairn
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Vanir’s Palman Beau Jest, WC, (Owen) - Ros Beaman Can CH Bibelot Josol Greysky at Tolka, GGN GD WC, (Sky) - Debra Drake Unicorn’s Rare and Radiant Maiden “Nevermore”, CD RE NAJ TD JH WC WCX, (Raven) - Carol Stone Lulu’s Mi Amor, CD RA WCX, (Mi) – Bambi Kaminski, Handled by Sheree Stone Tudurose Abby Girl, SH WC WCX, (Abby) - Denise Herman Leap N La Tee, CD JH WCX, (La Tee) - Sheree Stone Tudurose McCheers, NA NAJ SH, (Mc) - Mary Ruth Calhoun Karbits TNT Rudolph Valentino, WC, (Rudy) - Melissa Blazak Carrington’s Lady Isabelle, WC, (Isabelle) - Helene Huffer Swags Runs Smooth As Silk,UD RN JH WCX, (Rider) - Libbe Erickson Akelter’s In Lieu Of, TD WC, (Lewis) - Jan Winner We had our “regulars” who are there year after year, some who’ve been there from time-to-time and many first-timers. Regardless of which group you were in, a good time was had by all. It became apparent on Saturday during the AKC Hunt Test that the weather forecast for Sunday was going to make getting the WC and WCX done on Sunday questionable if the storm produced the severe weather and lightening that was predicted. With the consent of our fantastic judges, approval by Joyce Carelli, our WC/ WCX Chair, and the availability and presence of all of the dogs and handlers entered in the WCX, it was decided to start the WCX on Saturday after the completion of the AKC Hunt Test. Saturday was a beautiful mild and sunny day. We were able to start
the WCX in midafternoon and finished up around 7 pm just before the winds picked up and the rain began. The Hunt Test finished up on water in the stick pond, so logistically; it was more efficient time-wise to start the WCX with water as all of the equipment was already in place. By relocating to a different side of the pond we were ready to begin in a very short time after the completion of the Hunt Test. After we finished water, we moved to the field across from the pavilion to set up the land portion of the test. This made it easy to be ready for the WC on Sunday and we only needed to adjust the line to make the marks shorter for the WC. Sunday proved to be just as rainy, cold and windy as was predicted, much to our dismay. We had a constant, steady rain most of the day, interspersed with bursts of hard downpour. There was no complaining or whining about the weather. Everyone seemed to take it in stride and all pitched in to make sure things ran smoothly. The land moved along quickly as we were already set up from the day before and it was easily visible from cont. on page 34
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Page 34 An event like this doesn’t happen without a lot of help from a lot of people. I am sure I am forgetting some and it is not intentional, just my spotty memory and poor record keeping. First, we couldn’t have this event without the support of PCA and the Board of Directors. We thank them for their continued support of our working poodles. Landowners Frank & Teri Durham are the most gracious and generous hosts we could ask for. Linda Miller, in addition of organizing and chairing the hunt test did a huge amount of coordinating on things for the WC/WCX as well. Joe Quinn and Gary Boyce were instrumental in a successful event. They procured the birds for the pavilion for those not running at the time. Moving us, provided to water was another story. The dirt roads leading to e q u i p m e n t , the water were quite muddy and impassible for anyone set up and that didn’t have 4 wheel drive. Those that did pitched moved equipin and ferried those that didn’t to the pond, while a few ment, shot brave souls even hoofed it to the pond. fliers, you name it; they We generally get quite a few folks that will come out did it. They to observe on Sunday, but the weather kept all but the were literally bravest at bay. everywhere. A couple of Chief Marvery good shall Mary friends and Ann Eustis traveling comdid a tremenpanions (Shadous job in making sure all work stations were manned ron Fesmire & without delay and dogs were on the line at the proper Linda Gower) time. On Sunday this proved to be a jig saw puzzle to braved the manage as we had no extras hanging around, so she whole day divided up the entrants and had handlers running last with us, and work for those running first and swap out to do the seca dedicated ond batch. It worked like a charm with no delay in the breeder, Diane running. Thanks to all who marshaled, worked a staHopper, came tion, helped with ducks, shuttled people & dogs and all out to watch one of her young ones run as well. We of the other things we had help with. finished up around 2 pm thanks to holding the WCX on Saturday and all had time to get dry and warm before John Carelli did a fantastic job, as always, taking photos the dinner that evening. for us. Not only is he an outstanding photographer, but his dedication to making our memories last is unparalWe had a lot of great dogs this year, but as one of the leled. He was out in rain gear with a little “tent thingy” judges mentioned, the highlight for many of us was over his camera equipment all day Sunday, making sure watching the minis do their thing. There is something those on Sunday had as many nice memories to take about seeing a dog hauling a duck that probably weighs home as the those on Saturday. John, you are truly our as much as it does that brings a smile to your face. This hero!!!! year we had a record four minis entered. I think all had such a good time that we will definitely be seeing them Many thanks to all who donated items for our PCA back again. Foundation raffle. We were again amazed and humbled cont. on page 35 The Poodle Papers cont. from page 33
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Page 35 Working in the field always works up an appetite and Kim Tyndall outdid herself in making sure all were fed and fed WELL. Saturday we had some of Kim’s famous chili along with sandwiches and numerous other goodies. Sunday she treated us to a hot meal of sloppy Joes and Janes. Both days she had beautiful cakes with photos of Claudia on them. Kim has graciously agreed to do our hospitality again next year and Dale Mac Kenzie has offered to assist. We may draw a huge crowd for the food alone!! Hope to see everyone back next year and lots of new folks as well!
by the generosity of not only those who donated items, but those who bought tickets for the raffle. We raised over $650 this year for the Foundation. Entertaining both the crowd and the judges was Vivienne Swarbreck. Despite the cold and rainy weather, she jumped in the water to show Troy how it was done. The judges said it was a first for them. For those that attend the Central Carolina Poodle Club events, Suzanne Fairbairn has also been swimming with her dog Returning to the pavilion on Sunday cold and wet all were delighted to find that newcomer Dale Mac Kenzie had brought a fire pit and had a nice fire going for us to warm up next to. It was the best spot around that afternoon!! Dale’s handler, Greg Oyer learned some new vocabulary. Apparently Greg wasn’t aware that “woo woo” was a required part of the vocabulary when calling a hunting poodle back in with the duck. Suzanne Fairbairn did a fantastic job with the aptitude testing this year. Though the numbers were down, mostly due to the weather, they all had a good time and hopefully we got some new recruits for future events.
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“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our own time is up -that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
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Below is a note Judy Gladson sent after PCA
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Page 36 The Working tests were very fun as they also allow mini poodles. We had 4 minis in WC, all lovely little dogs with a lot of heart. The ducks were as big as they are. Unfortunately only one passed the test, an incredible little white guy who worked like a dream in the dark cold rainy stick pond that was the only water we were given for the entire weekend. I was almost in tears seeing these little guys work. You can put some stuff in a dog, but you can’t put heart.... I just wanted to share my weekend, I do not always enjoy judging, but this was a very special weekend for me. I met some pretty incredible dog people and some pretty incredible dogs. Thanks to the PCA, I would judge for them again anytime.
“Judging is not for the faint of heart and not for the person with no time on their hands, but without judging, there would be no tests.... It is hard, you take time off from work, go away from your own dogs for the weekend, sometimes the clubs are awful with no workers,the dog work stinks, the weather is awful,the handlers belligerent, the grounds suck and well sometimes everything just goes wrong.... It is, however, always an honor to be asked to judge a breed club National Specialty. Always.
2012 PCA Tracking Report
I have judged various stakes for the GRCA a couple Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent Tests times now over the years and also judged the NSDTR Friday, April 20, 2012 First Sanctioned Hunt Test and this weekend The Poodle Club of America JH/SH/MH and WC/WCX. Those in the Poodle community who track with their Poodles have always supported tracking at the Poodle I was so looking forward to the PCA and not only did Club of America National Specialty since its debut four they put on an incredible event, the dogs and handlers years ago, often entering dogs that had already earned and club exceeded all my (and my co judge Ron Reed) tracking titles. expectations. This year, PCA’s 4th TD and 3rd TDX Tests made The dogs were quite good, better than I had even hoped. history. For the first time, 6 TD and 3 TDX tracks were Some very driven, some pinpoint markers, some with filled with dogs looking for a new title, plus an alternate excellent water attitudes and some just needed a bit in each test. harder hand from Mom.... We had a good pass rate, all MH dogs passes, one was their first pass, about half of Generally, the pass rate for TD tests is 50%; for TDX the SH dogs passed, one also their first pass and then I tests, 16%. Of the 6 TD entries at PCA, 3 passed. Of 3 bet we had 6 or 7 first passes in JH in addition to some TDX entries, 1 passed. All entries were Standards. entering to support the club. We had handlers from US newest Poodles with TDs are: and Canada and everyone was gracious, poised and a The joy to judge. The workers were excellent, everyone worked in the rain without a complaint and the food Marquis Diamond Simply Irresistible (Fancy), TD, handled by Carol Crouch yummy and warm (especially nice today in the rain). Akelter’s In Lieu Of (Lewis), TD, handled by Jan And you know what else? I have never been to an event Winner where people whooped and (whooped and) cheered and celebrated their fellow handlers so much, it was awesome. cont. on page 37 The Poodle Papers
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Unicorn’s Rare and Radiant Maiden “Nevermore” (Raven), CD RE JH TD, handled by Carol Stone The newest Poodle with a TDX: Rebelstar’s Angie’s Noir Drakkar (Drakkar), VCD2 RAE AJP OFP TDX, handled by Tom Harding. It should also be noted that a Toy earned a TD between the draw and event. Although eligible to compete at PCA, the handler graciously yielded the track to the first alternate, who was untitled. Congratulations to Princess of Mammy Seiko (Japan), TD, handled by Yuko Furumoto. The success of these tests is the result of much hard work by many people and organizations:
PCA, for their continued support of performance events in general and tracking in particular Test Chairman Barbara Furbish, for her enthusiasm and willingness to help out Last but by no means least, Judy and Tom Harding, who contributed judges’ and workers’ gifts—and so much whenever wherever Event Committee Members Joyce Carelli, more. Simply put, this tracking event could not get off the ground without them. Their company supplied Linda Miller, Aileen Tobias, and Gina Weiser Show Chair Dennis McCoy and PCA Officers the food, and their breeder supplied the plates used as Mary and Scott Olund, for taking the time out of draw items. Judy’s mom Jean helped out as well. Tom was the unflappable go-to guy who personally went to their hectic schedules to attend this event Anatidae Farm ahead of time to check out its suitability John Carelli, for taking outstanding pictures Judges Michele Gillette and Carol Pernicka, the for tracking; rounded up tracklayers, often at the last latter who has encouraged and guided numerous minute when emergencies came up for those scheduled to lay track; enlisted Chris Gates as Chief Tracklayer for tracking Poodle handlers the entrants who made this a most special Plotting and Test Days when his entry as TDX exhibitor All made him resign that crucial post; made up plaques for year Shirley Robertson, who generously donated her the passing entrants that featured a map of the winning track; and when he wasn’t supervising everything in alternate TDX entry Mary Ann Eustis, Carol Stone, and Jan Winner, sight, earned a TDX with his dog! for their support of the event along with Tom was an enormous help to me, as this was my first donations Chief Tracklayer Chris Gates, who cheerfully year as Test Secretary. He even assisted me with my helped out to the point of laying 2 TDX first Powerpoint/slideshow presentation at the Working tracks herself, even though she doesn’t have a Dinner. Tom was the Event MVP! Poodle—yet! Our tracklayers: Mary Ann Eustice, Sharon I am also indebted to the kindness and generous Fesmire and Pat Killilea for laying the TD tracks assistance by past Test Secretaries: Kim Raymonds, and Lynne Colbert-Benson and Chris Gates for Carol Stone, and Carolyn Wray. Lenape Tracking laying the TDX tracks. Crosstracks were laid Club Test Secretary Anna Burbank also helped me by primary crosstrack layer Melissa Stagnaro cont. on page 38 The Poodle Papers
and secondary crosstrack layer Kim Laird. Our flag carriers Randy and Barbara Coe, and Kristin Quillin Drivers on both days were Demarie Givens and Terri Meserole Terry and Frank Dunham, who offered their Anatidae Farm as a venue when Fair Hill became unavailable The Oster Company, which donated a set of clippers as a raffle prize for the qualifiers, won by Carol Stone The Portasoft Company, for covering office, printing, and shipping costs Singus Enterprise, for donating delicious food and beverages Annette Shepard and the Greenspring Poodle Club, for offering beautiful handcrafted plates used as draw items, sure to be treasured mementoes Jean Mattingly, for the start articles, flags, and a wonderful homemade soup
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tremendously. Carol Pernicka has been a wonderful resource, for which I am grateful. Jan Winner, a passing entrant who has been a test secretary for other clubs, offered much-appreciated on-the-spot help. My sincere thanks to you all! Respectfully submitted, Joyce A. Miller 2012 PCA Tracking Test Secretary
Photo by John Carelli New Titles at 2012 PCA Tracking Tests From left to right: Carol Crouch & Fancy, TD; Tom Harding & Drakkar, TDX; Judge Michele Gillette; Judge Carol Pernicka; Jan Winner and Lewis, TD; and Carol Stone & Raven, TD Note: Carol Crouch is holding the plaque made by Tom Harding and given to each qualifier.
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P.C.A. Membership News
Welcome New Members!
Please join the Board of Governors in welcoming the following new members to Poodle Club of America: Kathleen Bencin Keri Poodles 440.442.3295 817 Rose Blvd. Highland Hts., Ohio 44143-3227 Miniatures & Standards Email: Kathyjfp@sbcglobal.net Karin Berlind Karadale Poodles 352.751.6298 5241 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, Florida 32195 Miniatures Email: Karadale Poodles@msn.com Kathleen Marker Symphony Poodles 717.548.2114 156 Honeysuckle Road Nottingham, PA 19362 Standards Email: email@example.com Respectfully submitted, Mary Olund/Corresponding Secretary
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AKC Hunt Tests at the Poodle Club of America National Specialty, April 21 and 22, 2012
that so many poodles are running in the Senior and Master stakes. Entries into the event represented Florida to Canada, and Rhode Island, to Minnesota. Congratulations to our Canadian friends who represented their country well this year! The Weather ‘gods’ shined down upon us on Saturday. Unfortunately, the folks who ran the WC/WCX weren’t so lucky with the weather, but the two day retrieving event has to be termed a great success. An enthusiastic gallery cheered on the poodles and gave the handlers an ‘extra’ boost in confidence. There were quite a few first-time viewers to hunting poodles in the gallery and the spectators were treated to some excellent work by the dogs and handlers. I know I spoke to several folks who came out just to see what the “Hunt Test” game was all about. Members of the Board of Directors and officers of PCA were on hand to help with the work and to watch this special event. Comments From The Judges Both Judy and Ron said they really enjoyed themselves at PCA. “The event was much more than I expected, said Judge Ron Reed. I enjoyed judging the poodles and watching them perform. The dogs showed a lot of heart, and willingness to work.” Ron recommends that the handlers stay with it, and continue to train and work with their poodles. He especially liked the attitude of the handlers, and their willingness to do what it takes to get the work done, as evidence by one handler who walked into the water, clothes and all, to ‘retrieve’ her dog and show him, what needs to be done! All in all I think our poodles made us proud, and that the judges were impressed with this athletic, smart and accomplished breed. The Master Hunt Test Three poodles took the challenge and entered the Master Hunt test which consisted of three series. The first series was a land triple with an honor and a double blind. The first bird was an out-or-order flyer thrown right to left. The second bird was indented thrown left
The Poodle Club Of America National Specialty held its annual AKC Retriever Hunt Tests and WC/WCX performance event on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2012. The events were held on the beautiful grounds of Anatidae Farm in Rhodesdale, Maryland. Anatidae Farm was also the host to the 2011 Master National Retriever Club event last October.
This year’s Hunt Tests and WC/WCX were dedicated to the memory of Claudia Stratiff, who died suddenly Dec, 2, 2011. Claudia will be remembered by all of us for her devotion to the PCA Working Poodle Program. She dedicated her life to the love and promotion of the poodle breed. Claudia’s presence was there with us in the field that weekend. She will be greatly missed by all.
AKC Junior, Senior and Master Hunt Tests
Judging the Junior, Senior and Master stakes were Judy Gladson of Accokeek, MD and Ron Reed of New Cumberland, PA.
Judy has successfully handled and showed Flat Coated retrievers in a variety of venues, including retriever tests for many years. And Ron has also handled, showed and judged Chesapeake Bay retrievers, He also has been a Master National judge.
On Saturday the Hunt Test competitors were judged in three divisions: Junior, Senior and Master levels.
Nineteen poodles were entered into the AKC Hunt Tests this year, representing the largest Hunt Test total in PCA history. The breakdown included: 11 Junior dogs, 5 Senior dogs and 3 Master entries. At the end of the day, 11 poodles earned qualifying legs. Five poodles qualified in the Junior test , three poodles in Senior and three poodles earned qualifying legs in the Master test! It was great to see so many “new” faces to the Hunt Test, especially in the Junior entry. I think this shows that field sports are of interest to poodle owners, and it’s terrific to see more handlers moving into the Hunt Test game. And it shows real dedication to the sport,
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to right and the go bird was also left to right. There was a double blind with a touch of class! The judges decided to mark the blinds with artificial flowers, which added a unique view of the blind. The first blind was long, over a log, and between two marks. The second blind offered suction to the flyer through heavy cover about 100 yards. The second series, the land-water series was a walkup triple in flooded timber. The first bird was right to left angled back, the second bird was a hip-pocket thrown right to left, between the trees, and the third bird was a left to right thrown into the trees in the water. All three dogs came back for the final and third series. The water series, also in the flooded timber, was a double with a poison bird blind. Both birds go down and a blind is planted. Handlers pick up the last bird down, and then run the blind under the arch of the bird you just picked up through trees in the water. What a great day it was for the Master Series! For the first time ever, all three entries earned qualifying ribbons. Bibelot’s Tolka Hands Up MH owned by Jack Combs and Mia DiBenedetto and handled by Jack Combs; Tudorose Abby Girl, SH owned and handled by Denise Herman of Stanfordville, NY and Lonetree’s Go Bang MH, owned by Jack Combs and Mia DiBenedetto and handled by Jack Combs of Wickford, R.I.; earned qualifying scores and received Master Hunter ribbons. Senior Hunt Test
UD JH RN, owned and handled by Lizabeth Erickson of Stillwater, MN and CH Carlyn Hard Spun JH, owned and handled by Joyce Carelli of Hendersonville, NC earned qualifying Senior ribbons! Junior Hunt Test An impressive 11 dogs competed in the Junior stake. Junior dogs ran a land series consisting of two single land marks. The first bird was a left to right bird, thrown into the open field in light cover and the second bird, was a flyer right to left at about 65 yards. The two single water marks proved to be the most challenging to the field. Seven dogs were called back to the water series. A total of 5 poodles earned qualifying legs in Junior. Congratulations to Akelter’s In Lieu Of, owned and handled by Jan Winner of Smithville, MO, CH Carlyn in Song of the South CDX TDI, owned and handled by Suzanne Fairbairn of Belmont, MD, Carrington’s Lady Isabelle, owned and handled by Helene Huffer of Jenkintown, PA; Unicorn’s Rare and Radiant Maiden “’Nevermore’ JH RN, owned and handled by Carol Stone of Seymour, TN and Tudorose Dreamcatcher Daventty CDX owned and handled by Jean Bedenbaugh of Kensington, MD.
How Do We Say Thank You! Thank you again to our outstanding judges, Judy Gladson and Ron Reed. Your expertise and encouragement was invaluable to us!
We also need to thank landowners Frank and Terri Durham of Anatidae Farm. What a treat it Five poodles were entered into the Senior Hunt Test. is to be able to run on such a magnificent piece of The first series was a double land mark with a blind property.
and an honor. The first bird down was an out-of-order flyer right to left. The go bird was left to right about 40 yards. The blind was outside the marks about 60 yards through moderate cover. And thank you to all of the Board Members and Club Officers of the Poodle Club Of America Inc., who were present to help and support the participants. We even had PCA Board Members Scott Olund to throw birds for us! Now that’s dedication to the promotion of poodles. Thank you also to the AKC Hunt Test Chairperson Linda Miller of Newark, DE and to Test Secretary Scott Olund of California and Assistant Test Secretary Suzanne Nash of Appleton, WI. And a thank you to Hunt Test Chief Marshal Margaret Fox for keeping us all in line and moving! And added
The second and water series was a double thrown into the water. The first bird was right to left into the flooded timber. The go bird was left to right also into the water among the trees. Handlers then walked away from the marks for the blind. The blind was about 40 years with the bird also placed in the water Three poodles qualified in the Senior stake. Tudorose Preacher, owned by Dale MacKenzie and handled by Greg Oyer of Cairo, GA; Swags Runs Smooth As Silk
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And still more thanks, especially to all of the unnamed ‘worker bees,’ who manned the stations and worked tirelessly in making this double-event a tremendous success. It takes a great deal of coordination and hard work to host a Hunt Test and WC/WCX and as the event grows each year, it takes more and more volunteers to keep this great weekend going. Kudos to everyone involved on another successful performance event and a wish that we see everyone next year!
thanks to the Test Committee members; Dennis McCoy, Barbara Furbush, Sheree Stone, Scott Olund, and Joyce Carelli. It takes a great deal of setup for the tests and kudos need to be sent out to Joe Quinn and Gary Boyce for supplying all of the ducks and with working so hard to setup and breakdown all of the tests. Joe and Gary are there every year to support us—and we much say a Big Thank You! And how much more fun is an event when we can count on Mary Lebet, president of the Poodle Club of Massachusetts, for supplying us with coffee and doughnuts each morning! And a special thank you to Kim Tyndall. This poodle owner didn’t even run a dog at the event, but made the most delicious lunch and treats in the world! Thank you Kim and Mary your hospitality was greatly appreciated by all.
OFA CLEAR BY PARENTAGE POLICY
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 have both been DNA tested “Clear,” If the sire and dam’s DNA disease test results have been OFA registered, and If all three (sire/dam/offspring) have been DNA identity profiled and parentage verified. The DNA profile paperwork must be submitted along with a completed OFA DNA-based disease test application. The resulting OFA certification will have a suffix of “CBP” (clear by parentage), indicating that the dog itself was not tested and that the clearance was based on the sire and dam’s test results, and known science at the time. Because of the possibility of new mutations or as of yet undiscovered gene mutations, only first generation offspring will be cleared. For linkage or marker based tests where a margin of error including both false positives and negatives exists, the OFA will not issue any clearances to untested dogs. DNA based disease screening is an evolving area. This policy is subject to change by action of the OFA Board of Directors as technology and science advance.
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Dear PCA Members, The 2012-2014 PCA Board of Governors are: President: Dennis McCoy First Vice President: Bill Cunningham Second Vice President: Sue Burge Corresponding Secretary: Mary Olund Recording Secretary: Joyce Carelli Treasurer: Jack MacGillivray Toy Representative: Joan Scott Miniature Representative: Nancy Hafner Standard Representative: Joan McFadden Publicity Chair: Janet Moses Delegate: Mary Ellen Fishler
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accessible version of this paper has also been placed on the website of the Center for Companion Animal Health, UC Davis at http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ccah/ local-assets/pdfs/PoodleManuscript_for%20PCA%20 Fdn_breedersREV%204-26-12.pdf. This study was an offshoot of research searching for a genetic association for sebaceous adenitis (SA), which affects about 3% of all Standard Poodles. A genetic association could not be identified and possible reasons for this failure were Niels C. Pedersen, D.V.M, Ph.D., Director Center for listed. Companion Animal Health and Veterinary Genetics A total of 233 Standard Poodles (149 from the Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, University US, 84 from the UK) were used in the overall study. of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616 Pedigrees were analyzed for relatedness and 28% of firstname.lastname@example.org US dogs and 38% of UK dogs were listed the same individual or individuals more than once within three Researchers from UC Davis, with collaboration with generations. All male Standard Poodles tested belonged a research group in the UK, have recently completed to a single paternal line (D1D5), which is common to a study of genetic diversity in Standard Poodles. The many breeds. Standard Poodles have evolved from journal reference is - “Pedersen NC, Liu H, McLaughlin several maternal lineages. However, maternal type A B, Sacks BN. Genetic characterization of healthy dominates among US Poodles and types A and B in and sebaceous adenitis affected Standard Poodles UK dogs. SA appears to have entered Standard Poodles from the United States and the United Kingdom. through individuals from the dominant maternal type A Tissue Antigens. 2012 Apr 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1399lineage. Matrilines B and C in US dogs (20% of total 0039.2012.01876.x. [Epub ahead of print].” A lay cont. on page 48 The Poodle Papers
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Page 48 a specific allele on the other two genes, forming what population) and F and H in UK dogs (4% of population) is known as a three locus DLA class II haplotype. The appear to be free of SA, while UK dogs from matriline DLA class II of the Standard Poodles in this study posB were about one half (13% vs 26%) as likely to be SA sessed 14 different haplotypes (i.e., possible combinaaffected. No matriline or patriline was unique to Stan- tions of alleles at the three class II genes). These hapdard Poodles and all could be found among ancestral lotypes exist in a heterozygous (the haplotype from one village dogs from SE Asia. About one half of the auto- parent is different than the haplotype contributed by the somes in the canine genome (20/38) was scanned using other parent) or homozygous (the haplotype from sire single tandem repeat (STR) markers, each detecting 3-9 and dam are the same). Ninety four percent of US and or more alleles (genetic variants) per locus. Based on 92% of UK Poodles were either heterozygous (~40%) these markers, US and UK populations share a common or homozygous (~50%) for the same DLA class II hapgene pool in the relatively recent past. Analysis of the lotype (DRB1*01501/DQA1*00601/DQB1*02301). STR markers indicated some degree of either inbreed- However, no specific DLA class II haplotype was asing or population substructure (i.e., differing bloodlines sociated with SA in either US or UK Standard Poodles. based on geography or non-random selection?) within dogs from both the US and UK. Although there were minor genetic differences between US and UK Standard Poodles as a whole, there were no discernible differences between SA affected and unaffected dogs from the same geographic regions. This observation tends to confirm more detailed analysis of the genomes using 172,000 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. These studies also failed to identify genetic differences that would segregate SA affected from healthy dogs. Comparisons were then made in the region on chromosome 12 that contained genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This region, known as the dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) complex in dogs, contains a large number of genes that are involved with the recognition of foreign substances (antigens), the ability to differentiate self- from non-self-proteins, and genes that regulate the type and intensity of the immune response. A small region of the DLA contains three genes that regulate the recognition of foreign antigens that evoke an antibody response. These genes are collectively known as the DLA-DRB1, -DQA1 and -DQB1. Each of the three genes contains two possible alleles (genetic variants) – one is inherited from the mother and one from the father. Certain alleles at each of the three DLA class II genes are frequently linked to This was somewhat unexpected, because varying degrees of genetic association is usually found between a range of autoimmune diseases in other breeds and certain DLA class II haplotypes. Genetic diversity within the DLA region was also tested by a technique called zygosity mapping. Zygosity mapping provides a visual measure of genetic diversity within the DLA region, and in this study, the gold standard for genetic diversity in the DLA was an ancestral outbred population of village dogs from SE Asia. Standard Poodles descend from village dogs of this region, and because these dogs have not changed genetically in thousands of years, they allow an indication of how much diversity has been lost in the DLA by breed development. Zygosity maps in the DLA of Standard Poodles show a significant loss of genetic diversity compared to their ancestors, with some individual poodles being virtually identical across the entire region.
Although preliminary studies such as this, as well as much denser whole genome scans, have failed to identify a genetic association for SA, circumstantial evidence supports a genetic component to the disease. The heritability of autoimmune disorders in humans, and in several breeds where it has been determined, has ranged from 30-50%. The remaining 50-70% of cont. on page 49 The Poodle Papers
Page 49 cont. from page 48 lead to SA are fixed, or virtually fixed, among the entire disease has been associated with epigenetic changes breed. In such a circumstance, finding a genetic assoand environmental triggers. Epigenetic changes to ciation may be nearly impossible. DNA occur after birth as a result of aging, radiation, toxic substances, and intrinsic transpositions of genes News from OptiGen caused by certain types of inherent processes. EpigenDuring the 1st quarter of 2012 OptiGen tested 27 Dwarf etic changes explain why even identical twins diverge Poodles, 63 Miniature Poodles, 16 Moyen Poodles and in appearance, personalities, and disease susceptibil- 69 Toy Poodles. The breakdown is as follows: ity over time. To further confound genetic association studies, autoimmune disease in humans and dogs does Total Dwarf Poodles tested for PRA 1st quarter of 2012 - 27 not follow a simple Mendelian mode of inheritance, Normal - 18 which means that the 30-50% heritable component (i.e., Carrier - 9 relative risk) of autoimmune disease is spread across a Affected - 0 number of genes, i.e., complex or polygenetic mode of Total Miniature Poodles tested for PRA 1st quarter of inheritance. Genetic association studies with complex 2012 - 63 genetic traits require a much greater number of case Normal - 46 and control animals, a much larger number of genetic Carrier - 17 markers, and carfeful consideration of the confounding Affected - 0 effects of population substructure. Is a genetic associaTotal Moyen Poodles tested for PRA 1st quarter of tion due to genetic differences in causative genes or to 2012 - 16 subtle genetic differences between one subpopulation Normal - 10 of Standard Poodles versus another? Unfortunately, Carrier - 6 Affected - 0 the ease with which simple Mendelian traits have been identified in dogs, sometimes with as few as five af- Total Toy Poodles tested for PRA 1st quarter of 2012 fected dogs, has led people to believe that identifying - 69 genetic associations (and ultimately genetic tests) for Normal - 51 Carrier - 18 complex traits such as autoimmunity and cancer would Affected - 0 be equally simple. Countries testing this period include...Czech RepubAlthough preliminary studies have not identi- lic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, fied a genetic association for either SA or Addison’s Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, disease in the Standard Poodle using high density SNP Switzerland, UK and USA. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. arrays and increased numbers of case and control animals, it does not mean that finding such an association Sincerely, will be impossible. Increasing the numbers of case and Becky Iddings controls tested by high density SNP arrays may still Administrative Manager OptiGen, LLC yield and association in situations involving complex Cornell Business & Technology Park genetics and partial heritability, but the number of case 767 Warren Road, Suite 300 Ithaca, NY 14850 animals may have to be many hundreds and even thou- phone: 607-257-0301 sands to demonstrate a significant association. There fax: 607-257-0353 email: email@example.com is also a strong possibility that the genetic traits that web: www.optigen.com The Poodle Papers
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Fredi Schloss, First Class Toy Poodles passed away Friday 3/2/2012 after a long battle with Cancer.
Page 51 jewel and I will be an embarrassment to all, and my family who have not yet found the peace in being free to have dogs as your Best Friends... These friends who always wait at any hour, for your footfall and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep. to greet you as if you are a God with warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that you will stay and hug their big, strong necks and kiss their dear sweet heads... and whisper to them of your love and the beautiful pleasure of their very special company. I look in the Mirror... and see I am getting old... this is the kind of woman I am... and have always been. Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me, accept me for who I am. My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives... When I am old, this will be important to me... you will understand when you are old... and if you have dogs to love too. It is with much sadness that I report that Susan Dale died over the weekend. She went very peacefully. Frank and Susan Dale showed some of the top Poodles in the country during the 1950’s up thru the late 1980’s. Dogs such as Ch. DeRussy Lollypop, Standard bitch, bred by Jackie Hungerland, Ch. Tally Ho Tifany, white miniature bitch were two of their top Poodles and two of the top dogs in the country during the 1969 and 1970 period. They were also involved in Toy poodles but not to the degree as Standard Poodles. Frank Dale was one of the past presidents of the Poodle Club of Southern California and served during some of the most productive times of the club. Susan Dale also served on many committees during this time for PCSC. When they stopped showing dogs each became well know judges and moved from Southern California to Hawaii. They soon returned to California and moved to Palm Springs and started showing Pugs. It was always a pleasure to see Susan when visiting Palm Spring. She will be missed....such a lovely lady...Rest in Peace. Submitted by Johnny Shoemaker cont. on page 22
Fredi was a dear friend and truly a First Class Lady. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. She will be deeply missed. Judy Ginsberg Win-Some Poodles A Poem by Fredi I shall wear Turquoise, and soft gray sweatshirts... and a bandana over my silver hair... and I shall spend my Social Security Checks on Sweet Wine and My Dogs... and sit in my house on my well-worn chair, and listen to my dogs breathing. I will sneak out in the middle of a warm Summer Night and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow... and when people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs... and talk of them and about them... The Ones so Beloved of the Past and the Ones so Beloved of Today. I will work hard cleaning after them and mopping and feeding them and whispering their names in a soft, loving way... I will wear their gleaming drool on my throat like a
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