Fall 2010 - Dallas-Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Club
Dallas Fort Worth Labrador
Retriever Club, Inc
Dallas Fort Worth
Labrador Retriever Club
PRES: ANGIE BECKER
V-PRES: JERRY MCCAMMACK
Notes from the P resident
Welcome back from Summer everyone! Man it was a hot
one and still is even in Michigan. Hope everyone did well at
the shows aand that they were all indoors. As we look to the
fall our club has a busy calendar. We have a membership meeting with field training on the 18th at Tioga Retrievers. We also will have a CPR demonstration for our upcoming class in October before the meeting. Our Obedience
Show n Go will be the next day in Keller. We have a first aid
and CPR class the first weekend in October. Whew.....
SEC: CATHERINE GOFF
TREASURER: JOHN BOISVERT
Inside this issue:
Breed Ambassador, HOTLRC
How well do you know the
CPR & First Aid
OFA Heart Clinic
Club Meeting, PennHIP database, Optigen Test Code
Field C ommittee N otes... Angie B ecker
Pictures from Club Members
Here are the field committee particulars....
-General membership meeting with field training at XO ranch in Aubrey Start time is
8:00am. Potluck lunch at 1:00 to follow with meeting at Tioga retrievers. A CPR demonstration will be held during lunch. http://www.xoranch.com/directions.htm
2011 Specialty News, Answers, 10
Our calendar will soon be out. There were a few fall additions and the board needs to approve them. We'll get it to
everyone as soon as we can.
Hope everyone stays cool and see you in September.
-Our snake clinic in August was once again successful. We had over 60 dogs attend.
Obedience & Rally Show n’ Go, 11
Notice from AKC
-Our AKC fall hunt test is on December 4th and 5th at Pin Oak kennels.
-We will host an AKC Advanced Hunt Test Judging Seminar the 15th and 16th of January at Molly Bogan's ranch in Emory. This is only the 3rd one that AKC has done. All 4
AKC hunt test field reps will be there to set-up tests and critique the participants judging.. I'm excited that we are hosting such an informative event.
Cypress Creek Match
AKC’s Canine Ambassador Program
Ambassadors for Our Breed
I would like to take this time to tell you about a program that has been
implemented to our club. AKC’s Canine Ambassador Program. It is a
program that is affiliated with AKC dog clubs and it’s participants are involved in making presentations and visitations to children. Any member
in good standing with the club can sign up. I’d like to introduce two
members who are presently signed up. Catherine Goff, our Secretary.,
visits a local school and holds presentations to two different grade levels
twice a year. Barbara Eberhardt, a long standing club member, makes
hospital visits to a local Plano hospital weekly. I am proud to support
both these individuals in their community volunteer work with children.
Now partnered with DFWLRC and AKC we can offer them more support. AKC supplies these ladies with educational material, coloring
books, activity books and even DVD’s for schools. All this free of charge,
graciously donated by AKC. I personally can not thank these ladies
enough for their participation in this program. Doing so has helped our
club fulfill a major activity with our compliance with AKC for approval of
our specialty. If you feel you would like to become a participant or have
interest in this program, please contact me for further details.
Heart of Texas Lab Ret Club's annual Specialty
show will be Oct 29 in Austin; show begins at 11
a.m. Conformation judge is Lisa Weiss (Lobuff),
Sweeps judge is Becky Jack (Nipntuck),
and Obedience judge is Alane Gomez.
There will be a DNA clinic on site from 11 to 4, providing reduced rate DDC
testing for Exercise Induced Collapse, Centronuclear Myopathy, and Coat
Color. First come, first served. No appointments.
No payment by credit card (only checks or cash).
S ecrets of the M embership
1. Who was/is an air traffic controller?
2. Who has been a member of the DFWLRC, Inc. the longest?
4. Who shows/rides Mules as another hobby?
5. Who used to drive pipe line on 18 wheelers?
6. Which members are AKC judges?
7. Who has a top 10 barrel racer in the state of Texas?
8. Who builds estate homes in Texas?
9. Who was in a movie starring Farrah Faucet while at North Park Mall?
10. Which members are a Doctor?
11. Which member judges boxing matches?
12. Which member has written numerous books?
13. Who rode Lipizzaner in Dressage?
14. Who used to race cars?
15. Who played girls college softball?
16. Which members were competitive swimmers in high school?
17. Who has an orange belt in Karate?
18. Whose husband used to ride bulls?
19. Which member worked at the American Embassy in Nigeria?
20. Which member has worked on a cruise ship?
Questionnaire was provided by Erin McClurg Webster at the June meeting. Answers on pg. 10. Notify me if there is more than one correct answer that is not included!
Do you know the membership and some of their secrets?
3. Who was a “surfer dude”?
Sheri-MiEm’n EM WC, TDI, CGC, JH
DFWLRC Spring Hunt Test 4 for 4 for JH
Blumoon Piob Dubh O’JamCass Piper
Oklahoma City Cluster 2nd three days
and 3rd one day in 12-18, handled by
Goldust’s Tuscan Merlot
Norah Elstner breeder Darlene
Reserve Longview July 31st
Tioga's Motor City Mad Man SH
Pam and John Boisvert
SH, Detroit Golden Retriever Clubs hunt
Tioga's Little Miss Can't Be Wrong MH
Angie & Tim Becker
MH, Detroit Golden Retriever Clubs hunt
Tioga's Pipe Dream Smoothie SH
Angie & Tim Becker
first Master Pass at Marsh banks Golden
Retriever Clubs test , August
Tioga's Motown Hat Trick SH
Pam and John Boisvert
SH title, at Marsh banks Golden Retriever
Clubs test , August
Briarglen's Celtic Caper WC, WCI, JH
Senior hunter pass--Marshbanks Golden
Retriever Club of South-Central Michigan 2nd Senior pass
Oasis Texas Twister, MH
made it to the 4th series in quals at Ft.
Collins Retriever Club Field Trial in Colorado on August 6th.
qualified for the Master National for the
second time this summer and is going to
be running in the derby at a Field Trial in
Harlequin Downhill Racer
was Best Op in Sweeps, Best Puppy and
Group 4 Puppy at Arkansas Kennel Club
on August 14th. He also was Best Op in
Sweeps at Rose City LRC on July 15th.
GR CH Bournhall's Black Angus
The 13th GR CH CH made it on 8/18
High Peak's Life of the Party JH CD, SH
3 for 3 CD in July at the Longview KC
first 2 Senior Hunt test passes Marshbanks
Golden Retirever Club Fall Hunt Test,
August 28-29th Senior title
Ch Maidstone Edlyn Next Day Heir-Border Terrier
Keri Schooler, Erin Webster and
Well, it is Fall time and many have schedules that have
shifted into a higher gear. The break in the HEAT has
been a welcome change. Maybe, its time to play more with
the dogs instead of just trying to stay cool! Happy
Training and Playing to All!
~Ann Vaughn, editor
OFA Heart Clinic
Katie Meire DVM, DACVIM - Cardiology
Capital Area Veterinary Specialists
7958 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX
Sunday, September, 19, 2010
Auscultation - $35.00
Auscultation and Echocardiogram (with Color and Spectral Doppler) - $160.00
Deadline to sign up:
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 or when the maximum number of 40 dogs is reached
Please completely fill out an OFA cardiac form for each dog - http://www.offa.org/cardappbw.pdf
Examining vet information (for OFA Heart form) is as follows:
Katie Meier. DVM, DACVIM - Cardiology
Austin Heart Vet, PLLC
PO Box 14692
Austin, TX 78761
HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]" [email protected]
Mail forms and checks to:
815 Lower Elgin Rd.
Elgin, TX 78621
Checks should be made out to - Austin Heart Vet
For more information contact - Pat Simpson - [email protected] or 512-285-4420
You will be notified by e-mail of your appointment time.
Mark your calendars for September 18th. There will be a short training on Dog
CPR before our regular club meeting. This is a free training session so come and
learn what to do for your dog. It will be presented by a trained Pet Tech provider.
The day will start at 8:00 at XO ranch, http://www.xoranch.com/
directions.htm RSVP to Angie for the field training, flyers will be available. Potluck lunch to follow at Tioga Retrievers with meeting and a CPR
PennHIP Database For
Ever try to locate a Labrador with a PennHIP Score? The Pawcatuck River
Labrador Retriever Club is providing a database service to the Labrador
community. We feel that this is an important tool in improving our breed.
Breeders/owners are able to register their dog’s PennHIP information directly from our website at http://pennhip.prlrc.org Searching the database
is a breeze! To search for all dogs on the database, do a search without filling in a name. Please give it a try and we appreciate your support.
Here is a code to use if you want to submit an Optigen test on a
dog during the 2010 National Specialty. Optigen clinic number is
LRNSXX15. The code is available from 9/20/2010 to
10/15/2010. Please share with friends! Marianne Foote, LRC
From "Frances O Smith DVM"
[email protected]: all samples have to come
to me to be sumbmitted at once but anyone can use
it. *more info on Optigen website*
Check out: www.facebook/LRC Nationals
Plans are well underway for the our 2011 Specialties.
Judges for Friday, April 8 are
Jill Ickowski, Wiscoy Labradors--breed classes
Jerry Saldano, Zinfandel Labradors-sweepstakes classes
Nancy Simmons, Junior showmanship
Judges for Saturday, April 9 are
Linda Bednarski, Tullamore Labradors-breed classes
Linda Schiele, Linray Labradors-sweepstakes classes
Marilyn Little, Junior Showmanship
Committee members include Keri Schooler, trophies; Jerry McCammack, grounds, Cheryl Mansfield,
catalog ads, Catherine Goff, raffle, Nancy Pizziamiglio, at large member and volunteer, Kendall Herr.
Start collecting your items for the club raffle--it will be here before you know it!
Obedience Judges for the 2011 Specialty have been contacted and hired...Nancy Simmons and
Obedience Judges for the 2012 Specialty have been contacted...Nancy Withers and Patricia
Hess.~ Kay Scott
1. Ed Gleason, Bob Kossiek
2. Mary Feazell
4. Cheryl Kennemer
5. Keri Schooler
6. Keri Schooler, Kendall Herr, Charlene Dunn, Sherry
Karl and Danna Hancock
Cathy Lustgarten, Kim Livingston
Erin McClurg Weaver, Carrie Eberhardt, Susan Malone
Kendal Herr, Ann Vaughn
New look for the
dfwlrc, inc website
coming soon! Keep
NOTICE FROM AKC:
Along with helping your events remain affordable and keeping our
traditions alive, registrations support AKC’s efforts in:
Maintaining a strong legislative influence.
Funding canine health research.
Providing disaster relief and preparedness.
Promoting responsible dog ownership through important public
Do your part — Ensure that all your puppies get registered with the AKC!
REGISTERING ALL OF YOUR PUPPIES IS MORE
IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK!
We’re more than champion dogs. We’re the dog’s champion.
Training Day, CPR, Club Meeting and potluck lunch
DFWLRC Obedience Show n’ Go
Board Meeting 1pm Cabellas
Club Meeting at 3 pm home of Cheryl and Val
Mansfield, bring a snack
DFWLRC Hunt Test
Club Meeting and Holiday Party 6pm, home of
Meet the Breed at Texas KC
Club Meeting at home of Kim Livingston after
breed judging in Glen Rose
Board Meeting 1pm Cabellas
Board Meeting 1pm Cabellas
Club Meeting TBA
WC-WCX at XO Ranch
DFWLRC Spring Hunt Test, Pin Oak Kennels
Eye Clinic, Board Meeting, Club Meeting (and usually pot luck lunch) at the home of Kendall Herr
Angie and Tim Becker
Pam and Bob Bishop
John and Pam Boisvert
Steve Bradbury and Amy Houston
Roy and Cindy Cone
Sean and JoDee Hale
Danna and Karl Hancock
Andrea and Dean Hazley
Shawn and Jennifer Ingram
Kim Livingston, MD
Cheryl and Val Mansfield
Ted and Melissa May
Diane and Kent McClurg
Billy and Becky McCord
Candice and Jayson Moore
Tim and Dorcas Neal
Valarie and Max Simmons
Chuck and Erin Webster
Debbie and Steve Heck
Jerry and Melissa McCammack
Wow! What a Newsletter to put together. For days I had very little
then all of a sudden I was getting a lot of information. Several times I
was getting numerous updates during the day. Thanks to all that sent
information, brags, pictures and helped to get information out to all
the members! If I made a mistake, I pre-apologize for the mistake.
As you have noticed the Newsletter is 14 pages long...think GREEN
and print only what you need for reference!
~ Ann Vaughn, editor (cut & paste master!)