May 2014 - Golden Retriever Club of Central New York

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May 2014 - Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
May 2014
Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
Specialty
March 29, 2014
Golden Tales - May 2014- Golden Retriever Club of Central NY
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2014
Officers & Board
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What’s
Inside?
What’s
Inside?
President: Suzanne McDonald
[email protected]
Vice President: Kathy McCloskey
[email protected]
Secretary: Lynn Mickinkle
[email protected]
Treasurer: Carol Allen
[email protected]
Board Members:
Cindy Berry
[email protected]
Maxine Clark
[email protected]
Beth Greenfield
[email protected]
Kelly Mueller
[email protected]
Judi Questel
[email protected]
Welcome New Members
In Memoriam
Activity and Event Leaders
Calendar of Events
Brags GR Lifetime Study
Results GRCCNY Specialty
So What is a Breed Club?
Trophy Sponsorsship 2015
Spotlight on Rescue
On the internet
www.grccny.org
Welcome
New members!
Dr. Carol Krehel, Hamilton
Individual
Anna Rich, Fort Ann, NY
Associate
Gary Fischer, Central Square
Individual
In Memoriam
Adirondac Dandelion White
Maxine Clark
Bonefeathers Flags A’Flyin
Judi and Tom Questel
Miss Daisy Bonefeathers
Judi and Tom Questel
Mahli (GRRCNY #10-14)
Carol Allen and Sallie Lennox
Where to Send It ... For
Golden Tales - Website -Golden Retriever News
All members are encouraged to contribute and submit material. Photos will be returned on request.
Send to Lynn Mickinkle, [email protected], or 200 Cobb Drive, Laconia, NY 13083:
ALL brags, all material you’d like to see on our website (www.grccny.org)
and articles for the Golden Retriever News Member Club Columns.
Send Carol Allen, [email protected], or PO Box 388, Jamesville, NY 13078:
all material for Golden Tales (except brags).
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Summer’s Finally Here!
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Activity and Event Leaders
Puppy Referral
Sallie Lennox [email protected]
Specialty Show/Trial Chair
Beth Greenfield [email protected]
Trophy Chair
2014 Carol Allen ([email protected])
2015 Kelly Mueller ([email protected])
Eye Clinic
Patti Gambier [email protected]
Internet Web Site
Kathy McCloskey [email protected]
Member Records/Database
Lynn Mickinkle [email protected]
Newsletter – Golden Tales
Content: Carol Allen
[email protected]
Layout and Design: Janet Gray
[email protected]
WC/WCX
Maxine Clark [email protected]
Annual Awards; Awards Banquet
Kelly Mueller [email protected]
Title Awards:
Marcia Martin & Dave Tyler
Golden Retriever News Correspondent
Lynn Mickinkle
Rescue Liaison
Carol Allen [email protected]
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Calendar of Events
Meetings:
Regular Meeting at Storybook Wags N’Whiskers
8226 Breswerton Road, Cicero, NY
315 699-4149
(Just south of Route 31;
will be on the left going south)
Please bring your own chair.
June 19, 7PM, Location as above
August 21, 7PM, Location as above
September 18, 7PM , Location as above
October 16, 7PM, Location as above,
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Field Events:
Field Training Days: 4/26 &27, 5/7 & 18, 6/3 & 15,
7/9 & 16, 8/13 & 24)
WC/WCX: to be scheduled, likely September
Super Singles, Oct. 11, 10AM,
Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area
Eye Clinic: October 19
Awards Dinner: December 7. 4PM
Further details later in the year.
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Topflight Cameo Rose (“Cameo”), owned by Kathy McCloskey,
earned her MACH at the SOTC Agility Trial.
Cameo also ranked 21 of 205 at the AKCAgility Nationals in Harrisburg, Pa.
Topflite Sky e’s Still on Fire (“Blaze”) owned by Lynn Mikinkle,
earned the AX Title at the Salt City Cluster in March.
Greetings GRCCNY members, as a Golden Volunteer for the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, I
wanted to take a moment to remind all of our breeders, we have a golden opportunity to improve our breed.
Help Morris Animal Foundation eliminate cancer in our beloved breed. Please encourage your puppy buyers to join 3,000
Golden Retriever owners who are enrolling their dogs in the most important observational study ever undertaken to improve canine health.
Why Should You Get Involved?
This study will identify genetic, environmental and nutritional risk factors for cancer
and other health problems that affect Golden Retrievers.
Puppies from the same lines are extremely valuable. Data collected from littermates
that experience different environmental factors and diets may provide unique scientific
insights that could make a significant impact on the long-term health of Golden Retrievers. Your participation will improve the health of future generations of Golden Retrievers and will help create a brighter, healthier future for all dogs.
Visit: www.caninelifetimehealth.org/for-golden-retriever-breeders/ for more information and downloads of letters to give your puppy owners.
Thank you, Finn and Janet Gray
Finn, Golden Retriever
Lifetime Study Participant
Golden Tales is the official quarterly member newsletter of The Golden Retriever Club of Central New York, Inc.
a Member club of The Golden Retriever Club of America and Licensed by The American Kennel Club.
Original and republished material is selected on the basis of quality, author credentials, and potential interest
to members, but implies neither acceptance nor endorsement of content, methods, or products by GRCCNY. We
are honored to have received multiple Dog Writers Association of America awards.
Previously published and copyrighted material appears with permission of author/publication. Original
material is copyrighted by GRCCNY, and may not be republished without written consent from the Editors.
Inquiries, submissions and correspondence should be directed to:
Carol Allen,GRCCNY, PO Box 388, Jamesville, NY 13078 or e-mail [email protected]
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GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF CENTRAL NEW YORK
March 29, 2014 – Syracuse, NY
20 Dogs – 4 points; 14 Bitches – 2 points
2 Non Regular and 8 Best of Breed, Supported Entry in Obedience
12 Competing in Sweepstakes
Show Chairman – Elizabeth Greenfield
Show Reporter - Janis Tyler
PUPPY & VETERAN DOG SWEEPSTAKES
Judge: Ms. Cheryl Minnier
PUPPY DOGS, 9 mos. and under 12 mos. (3 competing)
1. TANGLELOFT TAKE THE MONEY N RUN – L. McDowell
2. HILL CREST FANCY LEISURE – B. Long
3. HAPPY ACRES AL CAPONE – S. & D. Petko
PUPPY DOGS, 12 mos. and under 15 mos. ( 2 competing)
1. TOASTY’S TRI VALLEY SKYWALKER – D. DeMauro
2. LAKESYDE’S RAIN RAIN GO AWAY AT RUSTIC – B. Durand
BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX IN SWEEPSTAKES – 9—12 Dog
TANGLELOFT TAKE THE MONEY N RUN
(Ch. Yukons Turn The Page ex Ch. Tangleloa Take Center Stage)
PUPPY BITCHES, 6 mos. and under 9 mos. (2 competing)
1. CHANTELLE LET THEM EAT CAKE – D. J. Keller & G. Miller
2. DALANE A FORGONE CONCLUSION – S. Grober
PUPPY BITCHES, 9 mos. and under 12 mos. (2 competing)
1. HILL CREST STREET STYLE – B. Long
2. HAPPY ACRES SUMMER BREEZE – S. & D. Petko
JUNIOR BITCHES, 15 mos. and under 18 mos. (1 competing)
1. WILLOGOLD STARS COME OUT – J. Share & J. Overbaugh
BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES - 9-­12 Bitch
HILL CREST STREET STYLE
(Ch. Happy Highmark Bad News Bears, CDX,SH,AX,AXJ,OF ex Gch. Hill Crest Who’s The News, CGC)
VETERAN DOGS, 10 yrs. and under 12 yrs. (1 competing)
1. DUCAT’S THE ROAD TO NORTHERN LIGHTS – D. Supernault
BEST VETERAN IN SWEEPSTAKES - 10-­12 Dog
DUCAT’S THE ROAD TO NORTHERN LIGHTS
DUCAT’S THE ROAD TO NORTHERN LIGHTS
(Ch. Sheffield--Ducat’s Spellbound ex Ducat Sonoma’s Clean Run)
VETERAN BITCHES, 10 yrs. and under 12 yrs. (1 competing)
1. TESSACHOC STORYBOOK ROSES R RED, RN, CCA – J. & D. Tyler, P. Desrosiers. , S. Podejko
BEST VETERAN OF OPPOSITE SEX IN SWEEPSTAKES, 10-­-12 Bitch
TESSAHOC STORYBOOK ROSES R RED, RN, CCA
(Ch. Highmark Mirasol Once A Knight, JH,AX,AXJ,UDX ex Pioneer Tessahoc Finally You)
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REGULAR CLASSES
Judge: Ms. Eileen M. Ketcham
PUPPY DOGS, 6 mos. and under 9 mos.(1 competing)
1. AVANTI RUSTIC BARK AT THE MOON – B. Durand & M. Durand
PUPPY DOGS, 9 mos. and under 12 mos. (5 competing)
1. TAMARACK BILLIONS OF STARS OVER POETICGOLD,CGC -­L. J. Simmons
2. HILL CREST FANCY LEISURE – B. Long
3. YUKON’S YOU’RE SO VAIN – J & C. Devens
4. HAPPY ACRES AL CAPONE – S. & D. Petko
JUNIOR DOGS, 12 mos. and under 18 mos. (4 competing)
1. AMBERTRU’S ANTICIPATE THE RUSH – C. Johnson & G. Giles
2. WHITE BIRCH STEP N FETCHIT – G. Haak
3. TOASTY’S TRI VALLEY SKYWALKER – D. DeMauro
4. LAKESYDE’S RAIN RAIN GO AWAY AT RUSTIC – B. Durand
BRED-­BY-­EXHIBITOR DOGS (2 competing)
1. TANGLELOFT PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR – L. McDowell & C. Sousa
2. HALLMARK’S FROZEN IN TIME – D. & R. Keller
AMERICAN-­BRED DOGS (1 competing)
1. MOUNTAIN’S GOLDENEYE,CGC -­M. Aimee & R. Keane
OPEN DOGS (7 competing)
1. SAQUISH FAST COMPANY – R. & M. Porter & J. Amsterdam
2. LAZYDAZE RIC-­O-­SHEA – K. Doyle Winslow
3. STORYBOOK SHORES OF TRIPOLI – R. & W. Richardson
4. GOLD-­RUSH WESTBEN TUFF ENOUGH – R. A. Johnson
WINNERS DOG/BEST OF WINNERS -­Open
SAQUISH FAST COMPANY
(Ch. Nautilus Axis Bold As Love ex Ch. Gingerruns Naughty Redhead)
RESERVE WINNERS DOG- 9-­12
TAMARACK BILLIONS OF STARS OVER POETICGOLD, CGC
(Ch. Venture Redogs Magic Hat Trick ex Gch. Scion Hoj Pants, RN)
VETERAN DOGS, 10 yrs. and under 12 yrs. (1 competing)
1. DUCAT’S THE ROAD TO NORTHERN LIGHTS – D. Supernault
BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX
GCH NAUTILUS ALEJANDRO
(Ch. Nautilus Axis Bold As Love ex Ch. Nautilus Indecent Proposal)
SELECT DOG
CH. RHAPSODY YET ANOTHER ONE
(Gch. Clarkcreek Pebwin Even The Odds ex Pebwin When Sparks Fly)
BEST VETERAN
DUCAT’S THE ROAD TO NORTHERN LIGHTS
(Ch. Sheffield-­Ducat’s Spellbound ex Ducat Sonoma’s Clean Run)
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PUPPY BITCHES, 6 mos. and under 9 mos. (2 competing)
1. DALANE A FORGONE CONCLUSION – S. J. Grober
2. CHANTELLE LET THEM EAT CAKE – D. J. Keller & G. Miller
PUPPY BITCHES, 9 mos. and under 12 mos. (2 competing)
1. HAPPY ACRES SUMMER BREEZE – S. & D. Petko
2. HILL CREST STREET STYLE – B. Long
JUNIOR BITCHES, 12 mos. and under 18 mos. (1 competing)
1. WILLOGOLD STARS COME OUT – J. Share & J. Overbaugh
BRED-BY-­EXHIBITOR BITCHES (2 competing)
1. TANGLELOFT VICTORIOUS – L. McDowell & C. Pease
2. NITRO’S BLOOMIN BOOTY SHAKER – M. MacQueen
AMERICAN BRED BITCHES (2 competing)
1. MARDOVAR’S MATRIX – D. Borsay & H. & W. H. Horowitz
2. THORNELEA START ME UP – C. Manthorne
OPEN BITCHES (5 competing)
1. NAUTILUS HULA DANCER – J. A. MacKinnon
2. TANGLELOFT ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK – L. McDowell & C. Pease
3. YUKON’S DRUNK ON YOU HIGH ON SUMMERTIME – J. & C. Devens
4. WAYNEWOOD’S EARN YOUR BEADS – L. Bessey & K. Trombley
WINNERS BITCH – Open
NAUTILUS HULA DANCER
(Ch. NauHlus Axis Bold Of Love ex NauHlus Iris Emerald Charm)
RESERVE WINNERS BITCH – Open
TANGLELOFT ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
(Ch. Tangleloa The Heat Is On ex Ch. Lazydaze Party’n At Tangleloa )
VETERAN BITCHES, 10 yrs. and under 12 yrs. (1 competing)
1. TESSAHOC STORYBOOK ROSES R RED, RN,CCA –J. & D. Tyler, P. Desrosiers & S. Podejko
BEST OF BREED (8 competing)
GCH. PEBWIN HOCUS POCUS
(Ch. Monograms Bada Bing ex Ch. Verdoro Pebwin CST)
SELECT BITCH
GCH. HILL CREST WHO’S THE NEWS, CGC,CGCA
(Gch. Summits The TitanHc ex Mariah Chrysos Ru Rich And Famous)
OBEDIENCE CLASSES
All classes held in conjuncHon with the North Country Kennel Club
NOVICE B
Highest Scoring Golden Retriever In Novice B
1. BLUEHERON WAITING IN THE WINGS – S. Manderson – 195
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OPEN A
Highest Scoring Golden Retriever In Open A
1. TOPFLITE GONE WITH THE WIND,JH,CD,CCA – M. J. Clark – 192
OPEN B
Highest Scoring Golden Retriever In Open B
1. FOXRUN STRIKE’S DOUBLE KICKS, UD – M. Rodero – 195
UTILITY B
Highest Scoring Golden Retriever In UHlity B
1. MACH GLENMOR ELYSIAN UNTOLD STORY,UDX,RA,MXS,MJS,X – P. Lindquist – 197.5
RALLY NOVICE B
Highest Scoring Golden Retriever In Rally Novice B
1. AMBERTRAIL’S BEAUTIFUL BROOKE -­‐-­‐ W. & S. Morris – 98
RALLY ADVANCED B
Highest Scoring Goldenn Retriever In Rally Advanced B
1. GEMSTAR’S VINES ‘N BINES,BN,RN – R. Johnson & B. Young – 93
HIGHEST SCORING GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN TRIAL – Utility B MACH GLENMOR ELYSIAN UNTOLD STORY,
UDX,RA,MXS,MJS,X (Elysians Urbun Legend ex Elysians The Duck Stops Here)
HIGHEST SCORING
GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN TRIAL
MACH Glenmore Elysian Untold
BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES
Hill Crest Street Style. Breeder/owner: Britany Long
Photos by: Ashbey Photography
P.O. Box 468
Gilbert, PA 18331
610-681-4968
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WINNERS BITCH
Nautilus Hula Dancer. Breeder/owner: Julie MacKinnon
BEST VETERAN
Ducat’s The Road to Northern Lights.
Breeder: Helen Dorrance. Owner: Dawn Supernault
BEST OF WINNERS
Saquish Fast Company. Breeder: R & M Porter,
Owners: Rachelle and Melanie Porter and Jane
BEST OF BREED
GCH. Pebwin Hocus Pocus.
Breeder: Berna Hart Welch.
Owners Art Cazares and Berna Hart Welch.
GRCCNY’s SPECIALTY HELD ON MARCH 29th.
At our 13th annual Specialty, GCH. Pebwin’s Hocus Pocus became our first female Best of Breed winner.. There was a
four point major in dogs, and over 20 dogs entered for Best of Breed. In the supported obedience entry, the High in Trial
Golden Retriever was Glenmor Elysian Untold Story, UDX finishing her OTCH title the same day. She also has a MACH.
Suzanne Hemminger was the Conformation Judge and Cheryl Minnier was the Sweepstakes Judge.
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Golden Retriever Club of Central New York Specialty, March 29, 2014
Thanks to our members for covering these 40 classes.
All donations received were sent to the Golden Retriever Foundation.
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Best of Breed.
Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed
Best of Winners.
Winners Dog
Winners Bitch
Reserve Winners Dog
Reserve Winners Bitch
Open Dog
Open Bitch
American Bred Dog
American Bred Bitch
Bred by Exhibitor Dog
Bred by Exhibitor Bitch
Best Puppy
12-18 Month Dog
12-18 Month Bitch
9-12 Month Dog
9-12 Month Bitch
6-9 Month Dog
6-9 Month Bitch
Best Veteran
Veteran Dog, 8-10 years
Veteran Bitch, 8-10 years
Veteran Dog, 10 years and older Veteran Bitch, 10 years and older
Amateur Owner/Handler, Dog
Amateur Owner/Handler, Bitch Carol Allen in honor of Golden Retriever Rescue programs
Kathleen Salce
Beth Greenfield, Westbrook Goldens in memory of Westbrook’s Winds of Change
Bob and Wendy Richardson, 14K Goldens
Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
Ann and Mike Lynn in memory of Belvedere’s Windstorm O’Kyrie
Sallie Lennox in memory of Savannah Jane
Tom and Linda O’Connell in memory of Sir Dudley Braveheart
Tom and Linda O’Connell in memory ofAdirondac Duchess Daphne
Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
Carol Lantiegne, Adirondac Golden Retrievers
Beth Greenfield, Westbrook Goldens
Suzanne McDonald
Kelly Mueller
Janet and Tom Gray, Highland Farms Kennels
Kathleen Salce
Kelly Mueller
Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
Kelly Mueller
Carol Allen in memory of Beau Geste Blue Water Sapphire
Adam Beal in memory of Moose
Golden Retriever Club of Central New York
Janet and Tom Gray, Highland Farms Kennels
Tom and Linda O’Connell
Tom and Linda O’Connell
Kelly Mueller.
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Trial
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Novice A
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Novice B
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Open A
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Open B
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Utility A
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Utility B
OBEDIENCE
Tom and Judi Questel, Bonefeathers Retrievers.
Kelly Mueller.
Kathy McCloskey
Kathy McCloskey
Anne Wood in memory of Indian Acres Dusty Roads
Gail Puzon in memory of Sara
Maxine Clark in memory of Polly
RALLY
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Novice A
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Novice B
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Advanced A
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Advanced B
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Excellent A
High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Excellent B
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So What Is A “Breed” club?????
By Maxine Clark
In 1995 as a fairly new Golden owner I joined GRCCNY. I immediately made new friends that shared the love of this breed.
After belonging to other clubs whose members argued and were constantly in competition of each other I found GRCCNY
to be a breath of fresh air. They say that people pick a breed that most represent themselves and I found that to be true. The
Golden is to have a ‘kind’ expression and I have found that also in our members. The Golden is a versatile breed and so is
GRCCNY. We have members that do Conformation, all performance venues, pet owners and many active in rescue, which we
support. The only requirement is a love of the Golden Retriever. The fact that we all see the Golden Retriever a little differently in purpose only adds to our versatility and has never taken away from our support of each other. We have breeder/members
that breed for Conformation, Performance and Field that actually get along. Probably because we are all breeding with purpose
and striving to produce a better dog.
As clubs go we have a lot to be proud of. We have dogs that have
added CH, OTCH ,and MACH before their names and dogs that
have added *** Qual-all age, MH, WCX, and many other titles
after their name. We have those in our midst that have earned over
30 AKC titles on one dog and are still going. We have four CGC
evaluators, one AKC licensed breed judge, three AKC licensed hunt
test judges, one AKC licensed obedience/rally judge and one AKC
licensed agility judge. And what other club has a member that makes
our title plaques and does back-flips when he hands them out, all this
while shaking pom-poms ?
Every year we do a Specialty and every other year a CCA. We hold
our annual WC/WCX, a Super Singles competition, a beginner’s
field seminar, an eye clinic, and we have a puppy referral second
to none. The hours spent not only referring our breeders but educating the clueless puppy buyer are mind boggling. And how
about the fact that we amended our by-laws to include public education? Feeling that each member is an “ambassador” for the
breed who is often approached by a stranger because of a bumper sticker, T-shirt or what is at the end of our leash we know
that this is the public that needs to be informed and to know that a breed club exits where they can turn to for information
about the breed.
What a wealth of knowledge in such a small club. Add to that the demo’s we are now adding to the beginning of each meeting.
What a “bang for your buck” plus evenings spent enjoying everything Golden. As a breed club I give us an A+ and am very
happy to belong to such a diverse club.
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TROPHY SPONSORSHIP 2015 SPECIALTY – March 28, 2015
PLEASE DESCRIBE EXACTLY HOW YOU’D LIKE THIS TO APPEAR.
YOUR NAME AND IF MEMORY OF…. OR IN HONOR OF……. PLEASE STATE THAT.
The dollar amount in parenthesis is the minimum pledge we are able to request for that particular class. At this
time this is only a pledge – money is not requested until well into 2015. Contact Kelly Mueller or Carol Allen
with any questions.
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Best of Breed.
($50)
Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed ($40)
Best of Winners.
($30)
Winners Dog
($30)
Winners Bitch
($30)
Reserve Winner’s Dog
($25) - Pledge Received
Reserve Winners Bitch ($25)
Open Dog
( $25)
Open Bitch
( $25)
American Bred Dog
( $15)
American Bred Bitch
( $15)
Bred by Exhibitor Dog
($15)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitch ($15)
Best Puppy
($25)
12-18 Month Dog
($10)
12-18 Month Bitch
($10)
9-12 Month Dog
( $10)
9-12 Month Bitch
( $10)
6-9 Month Dog
( $10)
6-9 Month Bitch
($10)
Best Veteran
($25)
Veteran Dog, 8-10 years ($10)
Veteran Bitch, 8-10 Years ($10) - Pledge Received
Veteran Dog, 10 years and older ($10)
Veteran Bitch, 10 years and over ($10)
Amateur Owner/Handler, Dog
( $15)
Amateur Owner/Handler, Bitch ( $15)
OBEDIENCE
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Trial. ($50)
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Novice A. ($10)
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Novice B. ( $10)
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Open A. ($10)
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Open B. ($10)
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Utility A. ($10)
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High Scoring Golden Retriever in Utility B. ($10)
RALLY
35. High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Novice A. ($10)
36. High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Novice B. ($10)
37. High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Advanced A. ($10)
38. High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Advanced B. ($10)
39. High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Excellent A. ($10)
40. High Scoring Golden Retriever in Rally Excellent B. ($10)
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SPOTLIGHT ON RESCUE
by: Carol Allen, Chair
National Rescue Committee
315/469-7926
E-mail: [email protected]
GOLDENS ONLY OR GOLDEN MIXES, TOO?
From time to time we’re asked, “If rescue programs call
themselves ‘Golden Retriever Rescue,’ why do they accept
anything but purebred Golden Retrievers?” And, “There should
be a rule about that.”
In establishing any rule, one needs to ask who makes the
rule and who enforces it.
There is a very basic reality of Golden Retriever Rescue
programs and their relationship with GRCA: while enjoying the
support and warm encouragement of GRCA through its officers
and elected representatives, rescue programs are not member
clubs and receive no GRCA funds. The rescue programs, currently numbering 98, are locally formed and administered, and
95 percent of fundraising is local. All but two are incorporated
as a nonprofit corporation in the state in which they operate
and have IRS charitable group status of 501(c)3. They are independent and, as such, have the ability to determine their own
policies. There are, however, certain “standards of participation” if a program desires affiliation with GRCA’s National Rescue Committee (NRC) and the accompanying benefits of being
listed on NRC’s website as a service to the public and to determine eligibility for grants from the Golden Retriever Foundation. These “standards” have to do with care of the dogs
accepted, providing necessary veterinary care, spay/neuter,
evaluation of behavior and temperament, full disclosure of all
known information to potential adopters, and accepting the
dog back if the adoption contract cannot be fulfilled.
Some programs accept only purebred Golden Retrievers.
Others accept dogs that are crosses between Goldens and
other breeds or of unknown heritage. But the decision to
accept other than a purebred Goldens has several components:
• Are purebred Goldens brought to the program’s attention
accepted and cared for first?
• Does the program have the resources to care for the dog?
• Does the program have adoption applicants willing to
accept other than a purebred?
• Does the dog have the temperament that program staff and
volunteers as well as adopters expect and want of a Golden?
There are other considerations. The full genetic heritage of
the dog cannot be accurately determined by appearance
alone. It is estimated that 15 years ago 60 percent of dogs
accepted by Golden Retriever rescue programs came with AKC
registrations; today under 10 percent are AKC registered. But
even with those registrations, the differences in appearance are
considerable and this will not be news to fanciers. Further, the
differences in appearance between a Golden crossed with
another or unknown breed and a poorly bred purebred can be
very small indeed. Many rescuers including myself have used
“close enough” in considering a dog for acceptance as well as
“not close enough.”
Our survey data that is published each year in the Golden
Retriever News suggests a number of mixes and that number is
inflated by errors in “categorizations” and by accepting what
shelters label as mixes. Increasingly shelters avoid the purebred
term and use major breed/mix in the attempt to avoid the purebred/mix disagreements. Other dogs in the “mix category” are
also the offspring of a purebred females accepted after being
impregnated. Those puppies are cared for and placed by the
program and are counted as mixes unless there is good visual
evidence that both sire and dam were purebred Goldens.
Our published data also shows “Other dogs” and that
should be explained. There are programs in our “network” that
are known to be All-Breed or All-Retriever programs but
because of the number of Goldens they do accept and rehome,
they are a part of our network, and we see no philosophical
issue with this. Also reflected in the “other dog” figure are dogs
that come into our programs and are bonded to a Golden
Retriever also accepted. Rather than traumatically separate
these pairs, they are accepted and placed together.
I hope that this explains GRCA’s and its NRC’s position on
this topic. Important to note, however, is the position of the
Golden Retriever Foundation on this topic. There are now three
GRF funds that assist and support rescue and I unequivocally
state that 99 percent of the money distributed from those funds
goes to the care of purebred Golden Retrievers. I say 99 percent instead of 100 percent only because I cannot prove to an
absolute certainty that this is the case. If it is the personal value
of donors to the Golden Retriever Foundation that their donations go strictly to the care of purebred Goldens, then it is my
belief that the standard is met.
Breed loyalty is extremely high among rescuers of Golden
Retrievers. I know of no person with more loyalty to this breed
than the person who cares for someone else’s Golden, without
expectation of gain other than satisfaction, until that dog goes
home.
That, I believe, earns that rescuer access to a seat at the
GRCA figurative “table.”
I am pleased to have this opportunity to provide this information to the GRCA membership. ❖
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Golden Retriever Club of Central New York Inc.
PO Box 338
Jamesville, NY 13078
Change Service Requested
Meetings:
Regular Meetings at Storybook Wags N’Whiskers
8226 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY
315 699-4149
(Just south of Route 31; will be on the left going south) Please bring your own chair.
June 19, 7PM, Location as above
August 21, 7PM, Location as above
September 18, 7PM , Location as above
October 16, 7PM, Location as above,
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Field Events:
Field Training Days: 4/26 &27, 5/7 & 18, 6/3 & 15, 7/9 & 16, 8/13 & 24)
WC/WCX: to be scheduled, likely September
Super Singles, Oct. 11, 10AM,
Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area
Eye Clinic: October 19
Awards Dinner: December 7. 4PM
Further details later in the year.