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Giant Tales - Giant Schnauzer Club of America
GSCA MONTHLY
E NEWSLETTER
May 2014
Volume 14, Issue 5
Giant Tales
President’s Message: The law, your
dogs and the fancy
Inside this issue:
GSCA National
3
Financials
4
Board Minutes
5
New Members, Reminders
6
Election Information
7
New Titles
8
Looking Back
9
Trophy Donations
10
Upcoming
Events:
● May 25, 2014:
Supported Entry, Fletcher, NC
● October 29November 2,
2014: GSCA
National, Purina
Farms
How much attention do
you pay to laws being passed
in your state? It’s not always
easy to do, but it sure is worth
the time and effort. We live in
New York State and every
year somebody has convinced
the legislature that they need
to pass another set of laws to
“protect” puppy buyers from
unscrupulous breeders, stop
tail docking, prohibit crating
or legislate dog owners to
give their dogs food and water. While I can understand
why well-meaning folks
would a lot this as good ideas,
quite often, the laws are very
hard on the good dog owners/
breeders and do little or nothing to impact the bad owners/
breeders.
The saddest thing about all
of this is that simply educating puppy buyers would solve
a lot of the problem. This is
much more difficult to
achieve than it sounds, however.
The NYS legislature is
considering a bill right now
that would allow local municipalities to legislate pet
sellers. A newspaper in Albany has a blogger who supports
this legislation and this is his
take on the new bill. He is
also the head of a local animal
shelter. He writes:
An Albany County Legislator has introduced new
legislation that would regulate ‘Pet Dealers’ in Albany
County. Fellow legislators
have joined in support of
this new legislation that
would be the first county
law of its kind in New York
State.
Albany would be the first
county to regulate pet
stores and breeders, until
this year only the state was
permitted to regulate pet
dealers. In 2013 the NYS
legislature passed a bill
allowing local governments
to regulate pet dealers. Governor Cuomo
signed the bill into law and
Albany County is one of
the first localities in the
state to consider such legislation.
The State Department of
Agriculture and Markets
will still be tasked with licensing and inspecting pet
dealers as they have for
over a decade. The local
laws will provide additional
oversight that may be
unique for a specific area
and will allow for swifter
enforcement.
The county law will do
quite a bit to regulate pet
sellers, but the primary areas of regulation are:
Require the permitting of
pet sellers, with
permits being given only to sellers in
compliance with
this Local Law and
any other animal
protection laws;
Provide for regular inspection of pet sellers;
Require pet sellers to provide minimum
standards of care
in housing, sanitation, feeding/
watering, handling,
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 2
President’s message, continued
veterinary care,
exercise, fire safety and grooming
for every dog or
cat in their custody
or possession;
Provide consumer protection to Albany
County pet buyers;
Set minimum standards of
care for dog
source breeders;
Ban pet sellers in Albany
County from knowingly importing,
offering for sale,
selling or bartering
any dog from a
source breeder
that does not comply with the standards of care in this
Local Law; and
Provide that a violation of
this Local Law will
be a civil offense
with a fine of $100$500 per violation.
This law is an important
step toward shutting down
puppy mills, pet stores and
unscrupulous breeders.
Notice the last sentence, “This
law is an important step to-
ward shutting down puppy
mills, pet store and unscrupulous breeders.” I don’t see
how. I do see new fees and
taxes, new state employees
and local animal control folks
having a lot more power than
they have ever had.
Good or bad legislation is
happening every day, everywhere. We all need to stay on
top of our state and local legislators. Many of them mean
well, but they know little or
nothing about breeding dogs
and selling puppies. In fact,
most don’t even own a dog. I
think that quite often, our
input could mean the difference between a law that helps
shut down puppy mills and
one that outlaws owning a
dog. Seriously, there are a
number of organizations that
want to outlaw owning a dog
all together because it infringes on the rights of the dog.
Really?
In many cases, a wellwritten letter to your legisla-
tor, especially one that you
know, can make all the difference in the world.
Here’s what you need to
do: go meet your state and
federal legislators. They want
to meet you and will usually
listen to an informed voter
expressing a civil objection to
a pending bill. Do your homework and be able to speak of
why the bill will impact you
and your dogs. I usually mention economic impact and
many votes. They get this.
Any GSCA member who
needs a letter written for an
issue can contact me and I’ll
send off a draft that you can
modify with the exact bill
number, the name of your
legislator and other specific
information. It does make a
big difference.
Doug Hill
President, Giant Schnauzer
Club of America
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month!
Join us in our fight against
canine cancer by sharing
photos, taking our survey
and supporting research...
Throughout the month of
May the AKC Canine Health
Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to
help educate dog owners
about the cutting-edge re-
search and improved treatment options in the field of
canine cancer. Since 1995
CHF has awarded 188
oncology grants and
funded nearly $10.7 million
in canine cancer research.
Scientists are studying lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma,
osteosarcoma and other
common canine cancers,
providing veterinarians with better tools to diagnose cancer
earlier and to treat it more effectively. Many of the CHF-funded
research studies have One
Health implications, impacting
the study and treatment of cancer in humans. Visit
www.akcchf.org/cancer to
learn more.
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 3
Name the Specialty: National Specialty Update
various tasks. Ginny Maese is going to do the
ribbons, Kathy DeShong has once again graciously agreed to be the chief steward for conformation, Kathleen Flanigan got the Face Book
page going and Rich Poyfair will be maintaining it.
Kim and Maryann have the award/trophies handled. Kellie Verrilli is the Agility Chair and I have
feelers out for Obedience and Rally Chairs. Sheila
Lietz and I are working on a registration form for
RV Parking, Grooming Space reservations, and
the annual banquet. And for your convenience,
this year you will be able to pay using a credit or
debit card.
“HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?”
Kathy Then created this beautiful logo
for the 2014 GSCA Specialties. Although stunning, something seems to be missing from the
logo: a catchy moniker for the event. In recent years, Specialties have been named “The
Gold Rush of 2009” “Meet me in St. Louis”,
“Quest for the Best” and of course last year’s
“Schnauzapalooza”. This year’s event needs a
billing that captures the elegance of the logo
and maybe the time of year: autumn, harvest
season, Halloween. Put on your thinking caps
and send suggestions for an event title to anyone on the show committee including Howard
Postovit, Maryann Bisceglia, Kim Demchak, or
Rich Poyfair.
When I started working on the Specialty around the first of the year, the OctoberNovember event dates seemed quite distant.
But now we are just under 6 months out and
the planning and work is really ramping up. A
number of people have stepped up to take on
I’m dating myself because Wikipedia (it’s
gotta be true, right?) revealed that song as being
just a year older than I am, but I am sure there
are many other GSCA members that remember
that little ditty from our childhood. A twist of the
title could be “How Much is that Specialty in the
Window”? The answer is plenty. Without trying
to sound too much like Pledge Week on National
Public Radio the show committee is asking for
your support through sponsorship of specific trophies/awards or general donations. All of you
should have received the informative mailing Kim
put together and sent out at the end of March
asking for trophy sponsorships. Members have
responded and have spoken for a few awards but
many more are available and your support is
much needed. We will be posting a spreadsheet
on the GSCA website very shortly that shows the
trophies that have been funded and those that
still need a sponsor. Take the time to look at the
list and think about making a contribution in the
memory of a club member who mentored and
helped you get started with Giants or in the
memory of one of your Giants that is waiting for
you at the Rainbow Bridge. While donations are
great, more importantly the committee hopes
that you show your support of the Specialties by
coming to Purina Farms at the end of October to
participate in events, share good times with your
dog friends (two and four legged), and celebrate
Giantly!
Regards,
Howard Postovit
Giant Tales
Page 4
Financials
Volume 14, Issue 5
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 5
Board Minutes
GSCA TELEPHONIC
BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
March 19, 2014
Board Members Present:
Doug Hill, Robin
Greenslade, Howard
Postovit, Kim Demchak
Christina Tommila,
Peggy Shackelford,
Maryann Bisceglia,
Cornelia King
Call To Order : 8:33
pm
Next Meeting: April 9,
2014
Approve the Minutes
from the February 26,
2014 meeting:
Cornelia made a
motion to approve the 2
-26-2014 minutes
Kim - 2nd
motion passed
unanimously
Report from the Secretary :
Motions Passed:
Howard made a motion
to pay the $1,694.55
printer invoice for
STEPS
Kim - 2nd
MOTION
PASSED - unanimously
Breeder Website Listing
- received response
from AKC with recommendation to refer to
Atty Document being
sent to Atty Doug Hyman (MI)
Report from the
Treasurer:
Doug Hill made a motion to accept the February 2014 treasure's
report
Robin - 2nd
motion passed
unanimously
Change of Address
Greg Reyna
4418 Garden Dr
Arlington TX
76001
New Business :
Doug Hill made
a motion to present the
AKC Outstanding
Sportsmanship Award
of 2014 in memory of
Brad Child. For 2014
this award will be called
the Brad Child/AKC
Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.
Kim - 2nd
MOTION
PASSED - unanimously
ADJOURNMENT:
Robin made a motion to
adjourn at 10:26pm
Cornelia - 2nd
Motion Passed unanimously
MEETING
ADJOURNED
AT 10:26pm
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 6
New Members
Ricky & Jamie Andreas
1762 Kevin Lane
Lake Charles LA 70605
(337)853-6690
[email protected]
Sponsor: Holly Reed &
Leta Whittington
Emmabelle Izatt
7838 Wind Hover Road
Eagle Mountain UT 84005
(801)830-7073
[email protected]
Sponsor: JoAnn & Leon
White
Kristen May
4246 East Williamston
Road
Marion NY 14505
(585)469-4168
Sponsor: Janine Poyfair &
Rick Poyfair
Supported Entry: May 25, 2014
Please join us
for a Supported
Entry!
Blue Ridge Classic
of the Carolinas:
May 23-26, 2014.
All breed show & Obedience trials. Western Carolina Agricultural Center,
Fletcher, NC.
Blue Ridge Agility Club
Agility Trail, adjacent to
show. May 23-25, 2014.
www.blueridgeclassicdogs
hows.org.
or
https://
www.facebook.com/
BlueRidgeClassicOfTheCarolinas
Superintendent: MB-F
Inc.,
Giant Steps Publication Dates for 2014
Issue
Deadline
Publication Date
Breeder/ Companion
May 15th
June
Working Sport 2
August 15th
September
National Specialty
November 30th
December
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 7
Nominations Open June 15, 2014
This is an election year
for the GSCA If you are
interested in running or
know someone who
would be perfect for a
position on the Board as
an officer or Regional
Director or becoming the
AKC Delegate, please
submit your nomination.
●Nominations must
comply with Article IV
Section 4 of the GSCA
Constitution and By-
Laws.
●Nominees must be a
member in good standing for the previous 24
months from date of
nomination.
●Nominations will not
be accepted without the
written consent of the
nominee. Written consent can be mailed/
emailed separately.
●Nominations should be
MAILED, but can be
emailed.
●Nominations must be
received by 9-1-2014
Mail your nomination to:
Robin Greenslade
Secretary GSCA
3660 Burkholm Road
Mims, FL 32754
[email protected]
Article IV, Section 4 of Constitution and By Laws
ARTICLE IV
CLUB YEAR, ELECTIONS,
NOMINATIONS,
AND WRITTEN NOTICE.
Section 4. Nominations and
Ballots. No person may be a
candidate in a Club election
who has not been nominated
in accordance with these ByLaws, and who has not been a
member of the Club for at
least 24 consecutive immediately preceding months. At
least 90 days before the Special Biennial Election Meeting,
the Secretary shall send out to
each member of the Club, or
the Club Newsletter shall publish notice that the nominations are open. Each member
shall be entitled to nominate
one candidate for each office.
Each member may nominate
one candidate for Director
from each of the four geographic areas. Nominations
must be received by the Secretary at least 30 days before
the Biennial Election Meeting.
No nominations will be accepted without the written consent
of the nominee.
A) The Board of Directors
may, by a majority vote at a
properly constituted special
Board meeting, name a recommended slate or partial
slate of nominees. The names
of properly recommended
nominees shall be published
in the Club’s newsletter together with notice that their
election has been recommended by a majority vote of
the Board of Directors. Recommended nominees shall be
given no preference on the
ballot or in the instructions
accompanying the ballot.
B) The Secretary shall mail to
each member in good standing at least 20 days before the
Special Biennial Election
Meeting a ballot listing in alphabetical order, with states in
which they reside, all of the
nominees for each position
together with a blank envelope
and a return envelope ad-
dressed to the Secretary or
designated professional firm,
marked "Ballot" and bearing
the name of the member to
whom it was sent. So that the
ballots may remain secret,
each voter, after making his
ballot, shall seal it in the blank
envelope which, in turn, shall
be placed in the second envelope addressed to the Secretary or designate professional
firm. The Inspectors of Elections or designated professional firm shall check the
returns against the list of
members whose dues are
paid for the current year prior
to opening the outer envelope
and removing the blank envelopes and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as
the results of the voting which
shall be announced in the
Club’s newsletter within 30
days after the election.
C) Nominations cannot be
made at the Annual Meeting
or in any manner other than
as provided here.
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 8
New Titles!
Dog Title
Dog Name
Se
x
Owners Name
Champion
CH Fanta C's Uncommon Sense
B Nancy E Nier
Champion
CH Lindsayleigh's Camero
B Derrick Wood
Champion
CH Lindsayleigh's Sherman
D Derrick L Wood
Champion
CH Magna's Karma Allure
B Pat Malan
Champion
CH Nevada Von Blackmoore
B James Hatten Jr.
Champion
CH Payne Mountain's Lady Tara
B Denise Berkshire
Companion Dog
CH Bear Creek I Put A Spell On You CD BN
D Victoria Kallett
Companion Dog
CH Kenro's Timeless Beauty CD BN RE CGC
B Rita Yost
Beginner Novice
CH Bear Creek I Put A Spell On You BN
Beginner Novice
GCH CH Kenro's Stealing Time BN NAP CA
D Victoria Kallett
Mrs. Karen Mancini
D & Robin Greenslade
Rally Novice
Mesquite's Ebony Angel RN CGC
B Jan Jenkins
Rally Novice
CH Skansen's Bonita Blackjack Winner RN CGC
D Marie Bottone
Rally Novice
Skansen's Iza Bella Dreamer RN
B Cathrine Kaiser
Novice Agility
Ingebar's October Hat Trick VCD1 BN RE NA NAJ
B Ellen T Ritt
Laura Feldt & Tarja
B Ahlgren
Novice Agility Preferred CT Riesenrad's Midnight Rendezvous VCD1 RN
Novice Agility Jumper
Ingebar's October Hat Trick VCD1 BN RE NA NAJ
Master Bronze Jumper
Master Excellent Jumper
Preferred
Master Excellent Jumper
Preferred
Master Excellent Jumper
Preferred 4
Preferred Agility Champion
Preferred Agility Excellent
Benjamin Hezekiah Newland MX MXJ MJB
B Ellen T Ritt
Michelle Kiernan &
B Steve Winterbottom
C Muller & D
Conover & M
D Conover & K Vonk
Victoria R. Newland
D & Lloyd D. Newland
Ingebar's South Side Bakerman VCD3 RE MX MXJ NAP MJP NF
MACH2 Momentumm Vodka With A Twist VCD1 RE MXG MJS MXP
MJP XF
MACH PACH Classic Ike V Easentaigh VCD1 RAE2 MXS MJB MXP6
MXPS MJP4 MJPB PAX MXF XFP T2BP
MACH PACH Classic Ike V Easentaigh VCD1 RAE2 MXS MJB MXP6
MXPS MJP3 MJPB PAX MXF XFP T2BP
MACH PACH Classic Ike V Easentaigh VCD1 RAE2 MXS MJB MXP6
MXPS MJP3 MJPB PAX MXF XFP T2BP
D Ellen T Ritt
Kellie & Tim Verrelli
B & Christine Lietzau
Michelle Kiernan &
D Steve Winterbottom
Michelle Kiernan &
D Steve Winterbottom
Michelle Kiernan &
D Steve Winterbottom
Canine Good Citizen
Grande Joshua Luke CGC
Novice Barn Hunt
CH Simmons Quintessa RA AX AXJ AXP OJP RATN
D Rachel Kossoy
Elaine Ballman &
B Trish Simmons
Excellent Agility Jumper Ain'T She A Duesy Von Furstenhaus OA AXJ OF
Excellent Agility Jumper
Preferred
CH Mountain High's Mango Mantra OAP AJP NFP
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 9
Looking Back...
The following is an excerpt
from: The Giant Schnauzer in
The United States: 1930 – 2005
by Yvonne Schilla, Edited by
Enid S. Lagree, ©2005, page
Thank you, Enid
and Yvonne, for
another gem from
your book!
20.
THE IMPERIAL LINE
Cope and Anita Hartley of California actively bred Giants,
Dachshunds, and Siamese cats
for 18 years, from 1939 to
1956 (#07). The Hartleys were
the preeminent breeders and
promoters of Giants during this
period. Their Imperial Kennel
became so well known among
Giant fanciers that people
came to them for stock and for
information about the breed.
Some breeders who started
with Imperial stock were Bagley, Brown, Davis and Meier.
The Hartleys started with a Ch
Tell v d Eck’s son, Fritz of Imperial, and Wilsona stock: Olga v
Wilsona Hof 9/36 and later
Russ of Wilsona Hof 4/40. Cope
Hartley and Frank Loughran
had purchased Olga from C. M.
Bell. Poor Fritz had quite a history. His owner John McFarland had not paid his bill at the
veterinarian. So, in order to
Pictured: Cope Hartley was a noted breeder of Giant Schnauzers
from 1939 to 1956. His homebred Ch Dusky Duchess of Imperial
was from a litter of nine whelped in 1946.This photo taken by
Catherine H. Brown, appeared on page 6, in the 1964 edition of
“How to Raise and Train a Giant Schnauzer” by Arthur S. Lockley,
T. F. H. Publications, Inc. For many Giant Schnauzer fanciers this
was the first and only breed book available in English, well into the
1980s.
Photo by C. H. Brown, C.H. Brown Collection
satisfy the debt, the local sheriff sold Fritz to Hartley who was
a deputy sheriff. The Hartleys
acquired the Imperial Kennels
name from Fritz. The first Imperial litter was whelped in
1939 with Fritz as sire and Olga
as the dam. In this litter of 18,
16 survived and 12 of those
were males. After another Fritz
x Olga litter in 1940, Olga was
taken to a son from her first
litter, Max of Imperial 6/40, to
produce Sheba of Imperial
8/42.
When Russ of Wilsona Hof was
bred to Sheba of Imperial, one
of the pups was Ch Black Boy
of Imperial 4/46 (#08), a dog
the Hartleys actively showed.
Russ sired six litters, two were
with Sheba and the other four
were with Jet of Imperial 9/45
(Gilmore's Blitz x Sheba of Imperial). The Hartleys often
made it a practice to register
all puppies from their litters at
birth. In all there were 23 Imperial litters over an 18-year
period using nine males and
nine different bitches. There
was some inbreeding—mother
to son, full siblings from different litters and between littermates.
Even though the Hartleys produced many dogs during this
period, there was not much
competition in the show ring.
For instance they had two
litters in 1953, two in 1954,
and two in 1955. Yet, when
Michele of Imperial CD was
shown at the 1953 San Fernando Kennel show, she was a
singleton. Nor were there Giants present at any other California shows during those
years.
Giant Tales
Volume 14, Issue 5
Page 10
GSCA TROPHY RESERVATION FORM
Please use this form to request your donation and dedication. List exactly how you want your sponsorship to
be listed in the show catalog.
The minimum donation for a trophy for the National is $60 for regular classes and $50 for sweepstakes. For
regular classes at both Regionals $40 and sweepstakes Regional 1 only, $25. Donations to the General fund or
Hospitality can be any amount. Please refer to the pages attached or the spreadsheets on the GSCA National
specialty page for exact amounts. Use the back of the sheet for the exact spelling and wording for your dedication. Please PRINT!
GSCA
Trophy Selection
SPONSOR
AMOUNT
st
1 Choice:
____________________________________________________________________________
2nd Choice:
____________________________________________________________________________
3rd Choice:
____________________________________________________________________________
General Fund:
_________________________________________________________________________
Hospitality:
___________________________________________________________________________
TOTAL:____________
Contact Kim Demchak to verify availability of your sponsorship availability prior to sending your
check. Donation(s) must be received by Kim 10 days after you have requested a specific trophy.
Please call or email if you have questions. Please return this form with your payment to:
Kim Demchak
14975 E Pickaway Trail
Mayer, AZ 86333
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 928-632-5991 (from 6pm-8pm Arizona time)
GSCA
E NEWSLETTER
Celebrating 52 years
of the GSCA
Giant Schnauzer Club of
America, Inc. is a member club
of the AKC.
Photo courtesy of Pam Foster.
Editor: Robyn Elliott
[email protected]
Please send suggestions and
photos to editor. Deadline
for submission is BEFORE the
15th of each month.

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