Poodles Shine at Eukanuba



Poodles Shine at Eukanuba
The Poodle Papers
Official Quarterly Newsletter of The Poodle Club of America
Winter 2010
Poodles Shine
* photos: Lisa Croft -Elliott
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Coming Specialties
* Note this listing comes from Helen Lee James
March 5, 2010 Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club
Mrs Sally Baugniet
March 10, 2010. Poodle Club of San Antonio
Eugene Blake
Michael Chestee
Rally Elizabeth McCarthy
March 17, 2010, Heart of America Poodle Club,
Thomas Carneal
March 19, 2010, Bluebonnet Poodle Club
Erika K. Maureau.
March 26, 2010 Puget Sound Poodle Club
Breed, Clay Williams;
Sweepstakes, Katie Campbell
March 27, 2010 Watchung Mt.
Ken McDermott
Designated Specialty at New Brunswick Kennel Club.
April 2, 2010. Key to the Sea Poodle Club conformation only Dennis Kniola
April 2, 2010 Poodle Club of SouthEast Michigan
PM Breed only Mary Lou Kniola
April 3, 2010 Key to the Sea Poodle Club
Sharon Redmer, Breed, Obedience & Rally
April 4, 2010 Poodle Club of SouthEast Michigan
Breed Jeffrey Bazel
Obed & Rally Del Lunn
April 8, 2010 Greater Wichita Poodle Club
William Cunningham
April 10, 2010. Poodle Obedience Training Club of Greater New
Obed. Betsy Baird and Kathleen Walker
Rally, Dawn L Martin
April 23, 2010. Washington Poodle Club
Teresa Gallo, Breed;
Mary Lou McCloskey, Obedience;
Dianne Stout, Rally.
May 14, 2010 Enchanted Poodle Club
AM Show Dr Robert Smith
PM Show Mrs. Polly Smith
May 21, 2010 Poodle Club of Central Indiana
Judges TBA
May 21, 2010 Mid Michigan Poodle Club
AM Show Scott Wolfe
May 21, 2010 Mid Michigan Poodle Club
PM Show Nancy Hafner
* Note: If your show is not listed, please contact Helen Lee
James at [email protected] I list only the
shows that she sends me the information on. If the listing is
not complete, please contact Helen Lee.
May 27, 2010 Greater Cincinnati Poodle Club
AM Show Mrs. M. Aizcorbe
Obed Mrs DL Allen
PM Show Luis Aizcorbe (no obedience)
May 27, 2010 San Bernardino/ Riverside Poodle Club,
Mrs Norma Strait
May 27, 2010. Poodle Club of Tulsa
Helen Tomb-Taylor. Obed., Marilyn Little.
May 28, 2010. Panorama Poodle Club of Mt Spokane
Norman Patton
Obed Larry Tanner
June 4, 2010 Poodle Club of Massachusetts
Mrs Joan Scott
June 24, 2010 Orlando Poodle Club
Anne Bolus.
Sweeps, Douglas Johnson
June 26, 2010 Twin Cities Poodle Club
Raymond Bay
June 30, 2010 Poodle Club of Oklahoma City
Am Show Loraine Boutwell
June 30, 2010 Poodle Club of Oklahoma City
PM show Elizabeth Muthard
July 8, 2010 Poodle Club of Southern California
A.M. show, Clay Williams
July 8, 2010 Poodle Club of Southern California
P.M. show, Karen Graham, New Zealand
July 19, 2010 Bluebonnet Poodle Club Tom Carneal
Obed. David Haddock & Brian Cleveland; Rally, Sandra Marr
July 30, 2010. Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club
Breed judge: Charles Arnold.
August 4, 2010; Greater Pittsburgh Poodle Club
judge, James Hupp .
August 4, 2010 Western Reserve Poodle Club
PM Carl E. Gomes
August 8, 2010. Creole Poodle Club of New Orleans. David R. Miller
August 20, 2010 Columbine Poodle Club
Susie Osburn,
Obed. Janice Anthes
September11, 2010 San Diego Poodle Club
LM Guerrero
September 12, 2010 San Diego Poodle Club
Dr Donald Sturz, Jr
September 24, 2010 Quinnipiac Poodle Club
Mrs. Doris Cozart
Obed & Rally Mary Lou McCloskey
Does your Affiliate Club take pride
in mentoring new people to the
Let us mentor someone new to the
Breed today!
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The Poodle Papers
Official Quarterly Newsletter of The Poodle Club of America
Winter 2010
Officers & Committees
President:Jack MacGillivray
1st Vice Pres.: Glenna Carlson
2nd Vice Pres.Helen Lee James
Corres. Sec.: Peggy McDill
[email protected]
Record. Sec.: Joan Scott
Treasurer: Scott Olund
Variety Representatives
Toy:Nancy Hafner
Mini: Luis Aizcorbe
Standard.: Michael Wahlig
Publicity: Joan McFadden
AKC Delegate: Mary Ellen Fishler
Show Committee
Chairperson: Glenna Carlson
Assistant Chairperson: Arthur Foran
Performance Events
Obedience Chairperson-Ann Mandlebaum
Performance Events Agility ChairpersonDebbie West
WC/WCX Working Certificate Chairperson- Joyce Carelli
Public Education Coordinator
Nancy Hafner
Judges Education
Nancy Hafner
Affiliate Club Council:
Hlen Lee James
PCA Foundation:
Exec. Director Tom Carneal
PCA Foundation:
Coordinator_ Mike Wahlig
PCA Poodle Rescue Central:
Sally Poindexter
[email protected]
Poodles in America:
Editor:Betsey Leedy
Breeder Referral:
Connie Green-314-997-2711
PCA Home Page
Lisa Wolfe
[email protected]
PCA Information
Hal Kinne
[email protected]
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Layout & Graphic design
Editor: Leslie Newing
Email: [email protected]
PCA Email list
[email protected]
President’s Message:
This will be my last address to you as President of PCA. As many of you know, my personal
and work obligations are demanding, and the time required to perform the duties of President
is extensive. It is with some reluctance that I step down at this time as there are many important challenges facing PCA today.
During the past two years we have concentrated on many important issues involving the internal operations of the Club. Much progress has been made, particularly with regard to our
Website, Judges Education, the bylaw revisions, and the transition to a more electronic environment in which to conduct club business. In the future I believe our Club needs to develop
a deeper involvement in dog legislation matters, efforts to increase Club membership, and
developing new strategies to strengthen and ensure the survival of our affiliate clubs.
Our Rescue organization has accomplished remarkable success, and has become the envy
of other breed clubs. What a wonderful group under the leadership of Sally Poindexter. The
enthusiasm and dedication of this group is exemplary.
Accolades to Lisa Wolfe for her work on the PCA website. We are all anxiously awaiting the
release of our newly revised website with “members only” section, and a greatly expanded
“online store”.
Scott Wolfe along with Nancy Haftner have made a very successful team in developing a
new and unique approach to Judges education....a program now being taught by Scott and
other knowledgeable mentors.
With fingers crossed, we will see the publication of PIA - Volume XI before PCA in April
thanks to the very extensive and wonderful programming of our database by Deb Parisi and
many other volunteers.
We also appreciate the devotion of publication and tech whiz Leslie Newing who produces
our award winning “Poodle Papers”
I cannot leave without expressing a great debt of gratitude to Mike Wahlig as he too leaves
the Board. His always thoughtful and reasoned approach to matters has earned the respect of
the many Board members that have been privileged to serve with him with over the years.
So many make our Club function the way it does....too many to thank. PCA has become a
huge and diversified orgainization.
Finally, as you all know, the loss of two of our strongest leaders in recent years, Anne Clark
and Jackie Hungerland has understandably lead to some political instability within our Club;
however, I am confident that as we find our way, the protection and preservation of our breed
will always guide our decisions and direction.
The common bond that inevitably holds us all together is our love of this versatile and wonderful breed...our breed..... the Poodle.
Best Wishes,
Jack MacGillivray
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The Poodle Papers
Official Quarterly Newsletter of The Poodle Club of America
Winter 2010
What’s Where
National Specialty
Affiliate Club News
Josephine by Helen King 14
List of Judges 16
Some thoughts about the Development of a Bloodline by Luis Aizcorbe 22
Do’s and don’ts of socialization By Joann Neal 26
Working Poodle 29
P.C.A.Rescue 33
P.C.A. Foundation News 37
In Memorium 45
Westminster Photo Essay 48
AKC Delegates Corner 50
PCA is not responsible for any statements or claims
made by its contributors. PCA reserves the rights
to edit all copy and make editorial comments where
necessary and deemed appropriate by the editor.
PCA reserves the right to refuse items submitted for
publication. Written permission must be received and
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Poodle Papers!
Deadline for the next newsletter is May 15 th. Please
get your articles to me by that date. Anyone who
has an interesting topic that they would like to see
in the newsletter, please feel free to email me at
[email protected]
Editor of The Poodle Papers
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National Specialty
Theme for 2010
It’s Magic
Attention Photographers
Forms for applying for permission to shoot at PCA in April
can be obtained at :
Sumitt the on line form to:
PCA Show Chair
Mrs. Glenna Carlson
PCA National Show Chair
2311 Wimbledon Drive East
Weslaco, TX 09859
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (956) 973-0939
Just a reminder that this year PCA is offering ALL the
Obedience classes now being offered by AKC! This is
a much expanded list and includes many more relaxed
offerings than have previously been a part of the Obedience competition scene.
For instance, Pre-Novice includes all the Novice exercises, but they are all performed on leash, so if your
dog is not quite ready to go “unattached”, this is the
class for you. Or if your dog is doing well at any level
– Novice, Open or Utility – but there is just one exercise that your team hasn’t quite mastered, the Wild Card
classes allow you to skip one exercise and get full credit
for it! Moreover, as in Rally, handlers are encouraged
to praise their dogs and encourage them as they work.
Additional commands are penalized but not disqualifying. What a great opportunity to move up from Rally
to Obedience1
If you are a Rally enthusiast, how about entering the
Novice Brace class? It should be great fun!
So look through the offerings and decide which you
will choose for you and your Poodle.
Experienced handler or new to Obedience and Rally
competition, there’s likely to be something new for you
to try on Tuesday at PCA.
Ann Mandelbaum
Obedience/Rally Chairperson
“ Trust yourself. You know
more than you think you do.”
The Poodle Club of America, Inc., prohibits commercial photography at its events without prior written consent of the Show Chair. For the purposes of
this application, a commercial photographer is any
one who sells still and/or moving images captured on
the grounds of a PCA event on film, videotape, digital
video disc or any other medium.
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Don’t be late
Advertising Deadline for the
2010 78th Anniversary National Specialty Catalog
is March 4th, 2010!
*Need a supportive paw to help put your ad together?
Call or E-mail us ASAP
Contact Advertising Chairman
Mary Lebet at 978-356-5576 - or e-mail [email protected]
Raffle Update:
Hi Everyone from the Raffle Committee: Boy can we use your help! As always we need some donations from our
wonderful vendors, our wonderful poodle people who are always there for us with their poodle donations, and
our great workers who just can’t be beat. At my recent hospital stay I was visited by Senior poodles who happily
visit patients We reminisced their past glamorous show days, wonderful exciting hunt days and all the other great
things our poodles can do. We can’t let these poodles down.....they are always there for us. With all your help
we know we can keep the ball rolling for a great PCA show. We need the help of all the people who gave of their
precious time and experience in the past to help us. Our poodles are strong....so are we.....we can do it.
PLease send any donations to:
Noyes, Mr. & Mrs. Bradford W. (June)
(804) 769-2153
851 Chatham Hill Road, St. Stephens Church, VA 23148-2009
E-mail: [email protected]
June will be accepting the items that need to be mailed to her for the raffle.
Thank You, Alice
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A belated Happy Valentine’s Day to all. We celebrated by
buying each Poodle a new stuffy – very much appreciated!
Can’t Make PCA? The Magic of Streaming Video Brings
Ringside Conformation Action To You!
If you can’t come to PCA this year, we don’t have the “magic spell” to get you there – but we do think we have come
up with an alternative that will enable you to be part of the
conformation event excitement from afar!
In 2010, the National Show Committee is providing computer based streaming video capability that will enable you
to view action “live” from both the Toy/Miniature and Standard ringsides. For those who can’t watch the streaming
video “live” because of busy schedules or time zone complications, you will also have the opportunity to view the
streaming video at your convenience through a special option called “DVR” or Digital Video Recording. DVR makes
it possible to make the high resolution video available for
viewing up to 36 hours after the show closes on Friday – so
you can view at your convenience
Both services are provided on a fee basis. The quality of the
high resolution quality you receive is contingent on the technical capabilities of your computer and your online service
provider. You can test your connectivity by visiting http://
pca.showdogvideopros.com and clicking on the sample
video. On the same page you will find all the information
necessary to place your order or to ask questions about the
Horse show fanciers have told us that streaming video from
major horse show venues has been available as a free service
for some time. This is not a capability that dog shows have
used “live” because we do not have the levels of sponsorship
or advertising revenues available at this time to cover our
costs. Consequently, we must charge a fee.
PCA’s National Specialty has always had appeal to international audiences as well as Poodle lovers across the United
States. By providing access to live streaming video at about
the price of a seat at ringside, we hope to open the door to an
audience that normally would not have access to the show
excitement until the edited DVD’s become available a month
or two following the show.
For more information regarding this service, visit http://
showdogvideopros.com or access the site via the PCA website and the National Specialty page.
We have a judge change. David Lewis will not be able to
join us as Veterans Sweepstakes judge due to family obliga-
tions. Replacing David will be Patty Proctor, breeder, handler and now AKC field rep. Patty is very excited to be with
us and we are delighted to have her.
Our new arrangements with the many fine hotels in Salisbury are working out very well. Reservations can be made
at any of the participating hotels on PCA’s website, National
Specialty Hotels page through the Wicomico Housing Bureau A few hotels must be contact individually. That list is
available on PCA’s website at the end of the hotel listing.
Anyone who usually had the Hotel Coordinator make their
reservations for PCA in the past and has not received a hotel
confirmation for this year, please notify me at [email protected]
rr.com or 956-973-0927 so that no one’s reservation will be
missed. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Greatest
Poodle show on Earth!
It will soon be time to shake out the magic carpets and shine
the Aladdin lamps for PCA – IT’S MAGIC will soon be a
Enjoy your POODLES – they are MAGIC!
Glenna Carlson
National Show Chairman
News from Arthur:
PCA 2010 - It’s Magic!
If you haven’t yet made your hotel reservations for the April
Nationals, it’s time to try out a little Internet magic. Thanks
to Wicomico County Tourism’s Housing Bureau, through
April 9th you can make room reservations for 10 participating, Poodle-friendly hotels directly from the PCA Web site.
These hotels have blocked rooms for PCA Week that are
not available by calling the hotel directly or using other online reservation systems. To make your reservation online,
just go to www.poodleclubofamerica.org/pcanational.htm
and scroll down to the Book a Hotel link. Three additional
hotels - Best Western, Marriott Residence Inn and Country
Inn & Suites -still require that you call them directly. We
will try to get them onboard for 2011.
And there’s even more “hotel magic” this year. Over the
summer and fall, we worked hard with Sandy Fulton and
her great staff at Wicomico County Tourism to establish
great working relationships with Salisbury’s hotel community. This year, a record-breaking 12 hotels have agreed to
accept Poodle guests, many without a pet fee. Many hotels
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Salisbury in February - Hope it melts before we get there in April!
Photos by Barbara Furbush
cont. from page 8
have also agreed to host PCA’s hotel monitors, to make sure
that Poodles will continue to be welcome in future years.
Andy Kress, known to National Specialty attendees as the
“Voice of PCA,” has agreed to be our chief hotel monitor.
Thanks, Andy!
If you thought last year’s Web cam coverage of breed judging was magical, just wait till you see PCA on live streaming video! To make this magic possible, Wicomico Youth
& Civic Center upgraded their network and, in January, Irv
Krukenkamp of Show Dog Video Pros and I went to Salisbury to conduct an on-site test of the system. Kathy stayed
home to test the other end of the connection, and all concerned deemed it “good to go.” One word of caution to those
planning to attend in person: there will be a “live mike” at
both rings, so please be aware and be polite.
But who’s on first? Live video is great, but who is that
brown dog? Just download the Adobe Acrobat catalog file
from www.infodog.com to see the entries in the Specialty
Show (and the Obedience and Rally Trials). MB-F reports
they’ll make the catalog available at their InfoDog Web site
on Tuesday, April 27th.
How’s this for hospitality? Because there’s no view of the
rings from the Hospitality Suite, we’ve arranged for a little
more magic. This year, a 42 “ flat screen TV will give those
in the Hospitality Suite live images of both rings from the
streaming video cameras. The “magicians” that turned this
wish into reality are the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
staff and Irv Krukenkamp of Show Dog Video Pros.
Take a seat! There will be a few more reserved seats available this year, and they’re all front-row. Richard Lehman,
PCA’s PayPal Wizard, has re-vamped the online reservation
process, and it’s easier than ever. Just go to www.poodleclubofamerica.org/operational/2010/pages/ReservedSeats.
html , click on the seat you want and check out with PayPal.
It doesn’t take a magician to know what works! In 2010, we’ll
continue the successful initiatives of 2009, including Vendor
Bingo, expanded indoor x-pen capacity, pre-paid RV parking, and a one-stop Ticket Table for purchasing and picking
up luncheon, dinner and reserved seating tickets. Wicomico
County Tourism’s kiosk will make an encore appearance,
presenting information, valuable coupons, and maps featuring local restaurants, merchants and cultural locations.
I look forward to seeing you at this year’s magical PCA Nationals. Good luck and safe travels!
Arthur Foran
“ The most beautiful discovery true friends
make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”
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Affiliate Club News
Poodle Club of Tulsa Officers 2010
For 2010, our officers are as follows:
The list of Officers and Board Members for the coming
year of 2010 for the Greater Cincinnati Poodle Club:
President: Mary Linda Yeakey, [email protected]
cox.net (918) 749-0391, 3113 S. Florence Ave, Tulsa
OK 74105
Vice President: Ann Wheeler, [email protected] (918)
Corresponding Secretary: Ann Wheeler, [email protected]
net (918) 316-7888, 14643 E. 11th Place, Tulsa OK
Recording Secretary: Tricia Files, [email protected]
com (918) 252-3456, (918) 770-6423
Treasurer: Susan Lewis, [email protected]
(918) 663-2560, (918) 636-6231
Breeder Referral: Mary Linda Yeakey
Rescue Chairman: Susan Wagner, [email protected],
(918) 346-7121
Let me know if you need anything else in order to
update PCA’s files.
Ann Wheeler
President ....................Rita Datema
1428 Hands Pike
Covington, KY 41017
Vice President..............Karen Lykes
2518 Briarcliffe Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Secretary.................. Jan Elwert
2497 Cranbrook Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Treasurer.....................Holly Schroth
3574 kirchling Road
Hamilton, OH 45013
Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club.
Our membership elected a slate of officers and board members on February 16, 2010:
President--Cathryn Catelain
Vice President--Roberta Gilson
Secretary--Susanne Nash
Treasurer--Susan Preuss
Board Members--Jaci Bowman, Dorrit Diehl, Lora DeSombre, Jean Lazarus, John Pittman, Katy Kinowski and Past
President, Sally Flunker
Past President............Joanne Steele
1867 Cole Farm Lane
Loveland, OH 45140
Board Member............Bonnie Falath
6661 Greenfield Woods
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Board Member............Marianne Donohue
5719 Belmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
The club is planning on holding obedience/rally trials on
June 26, 2010. Our conformation summer speciality show
on July 30, 2010. Chuck Arnold is the breed judge. Lastly,
PCA WC, WCX tests will be held in August. Additional information can be found on the website.
Board Member............John Datema
1428 Hands Pike
Covington, KY 41017
Cathy Catelain, President
[email protected]
Submitted by: Jan Elwert
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From Helen Lee James
Throughout the years, Poodle Club of America has offered a quality award to each Affiliate Club to offer at
one of their independent specialty events per year to the
entry winning Best-Of-Breed, provided that the award
was properly listed in the premium list for the specialty
show. Over time the prize has varied in size and type
and for the past 10 years or so it has been a sterling
silver medallion.
During this season many of us are looking back at what we
have accomplished in the past year and what we hope to accomplish in the coming years. Many of our clubs, both all
breed and specialty organizations, have taken actions which
they would not have foreseen 10 years ago. Who could have
predicted that we would have so many specialty clubs now
giving two specialty events on the same day in the same location? The ability to do this has provided a solution to our
diminishing resources and should make all of us look back
with appreciation upon our dog shows in the past when we
were able to relax and appreciate our surroundings, our dogs,
and all of our fellow exhibitors.
Our previous supplier of medallions is no longer in
business perhaps due to the prevailing financial crisis.
We are facing a zero inventory and a wait time of ten The present frantic atmosphere has increased everyone’s
weeks or more before we can hope for a delivery of a stress level. The applications for the specialty shows which
I receive are an indication that the individual filling out the
new supply from a new supplier.
We are negotiating with a reputable firm with a history
of integrity and artistic superiority. We have supplied
them with examples of what we expect based upon our
traditional logo, photographs, and line drawings. We
hope to hear from them in the next few days with pictures and specifications in addition to a possible delivery date.
application may have been under an increased amount of
stress. I have some suggestions which may be of help.
First of all, give yourself plenty of time. If you have never
done this before, PCA offers a clearly worded instruction
sheet which may be downloaded along with the application
blank from our PCA website. Click on “Affiliate Clubs” and
you will find the application.
We can only apologize to our Clubs and their exhibitors
for the disappointment and inconvenience and promise
to do all possible to expedite the process.
Note that there is a definite timetable stated and that your
application must, be received by PCA 24 weeks prior to the
closing date of your event. This is also the time when your
application must, without question, be in AKC’s office. Your
application to AKC will not be approved until PCA approval
is received. And there is a schedule of fines to be assessed
by AKC to clubs which do not file applications to AKC in
a timely manner. The amount of the fine is dependent upon
the time elapsed from the final date when the application
was due.
Helen Lee James
Second Vice President
Poodle Club America
By submitting your application on time you are allowing
time for your show date to be publicized both by AKC and
by PCA.
Affiliate Clubs will be offered a certificate to present to
the Best of Breed winner which shall then be mailed to
the 2nd Vice President and receive in return the medallion when available.
New Poodle Judges
Thomas Tracy-Santa Rosa, CA
Dr. Dale Simmons-Beaverton, OR
The PCA website has proven to be a wonderful resource for
the publication of the Affiliate Club news and show dates.
There have been numerous occasions when an application
comes in too late to be publicized in a current issue of Poodle
Papers but may have a chance to be inserted into the Affiliate
Club calendar of coming specialty events.
Secondly, make a copy of the application, fill it out, proof
read it, make the necessary corrections, and then fill out a
second copy to send to PCA. It is very difficult to read an
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application which has been handwritten in great haste with
items crossed out, misspelled, or the wrong boxes checked
as to which classes are being offered.
Please try to have the names of your judges available on that
application. If you write “To Be Announced” then you are
depriving your club and PCA of the opportunity to advertise
and to attract exhibitors. Some of the applications received
do not have the names of the judges and, in some cases these
are never supplied to PCA. However, please note that the
names of the judges and their assignment must be received
by AKC at least 18 weeks before the closing of entries.
Double check to make sure that the catalog from your last
event has been sent to PCA. It is a required part of your
file and an indication of the interest and support your club
may receive from the breeders and exhibitors in your area.
Frequently, the Secretary or the Show Chairman assigns this
task to someone else on the Show Committee and it is not
taken care of. On the day of your show put aside the catalog
for AKC ( if it is not sent electronically), for PCA, one for
each of your judges, and one or more for your Club records.
Another item of interest is your current membership list. We
need to know if your members are actively breeding, exhibiting, and supporting your club through their entries and
A serious requirement is that your club be in good standing and dues have been paid for the current year. Dues are
due and payable on or before March 1 of each year and any
individual or Affiliate Club whose dues have not been paid
within 60 days of this date will be in arrears and their request
for approval will be denied.
And, as always, if your club or any of its members has suggestions to offer which will be helpful to any of us, please do
not hesitate to offer them.
Best wishes to all,
Helen Lee James
Second Vice President
Every club’s Show Chairman and Secretary should have a
“Table of Corresponding Dates”. Most clubs hold shows on
the same weekend each year. By referring to this document
and finding the corresponding weekend previously used or
to be used in the future, it is possible to make plans, rent the
show site, and hire judges for future events.
You may download a long reaching “Corresponding Date
Table” by logging on to the AKC Web Site, find “Downloadable Forms”, and scroll on down to “ Conformation Events”
where you will find the form. Print it out and make sure your
Show Committee has copies.
The information in this document is arranged in columns
across the top by years and by the “Dog Event Week” on the
far left. The first Dog Event weekend is the first weekend to
occur in which Saturday’s date is neither January 1 nor January 2. In the column marked “2010” for this reason, we find
the first Dog Event weekend is January 9 and 10.
Let us project AKC’s requirement that show applications be
received no later than 24 weeks prior to the close of entries.
My All Breed Club has a show date of the 36th weekend.
This year the date is September 11 and 12. If I calculate the
time for the closing of entries (no later than noon on the
third Wednesday before the show) which would be August
25, 2010, and then If I count back 24 weeks I find that our
show application must be received by AKC no later than
March 10, 2010.
It is an educational experience to review the Secretary’s
pages in past issues of the AKC Gazette. The various clubs
which have been fined are listed and the amount of the fine is
also listed. At the present time, one of the most frequent offenses is the late submission of a date application. The penalty, at present, is a $50 fine plus $10 for each week after the
deadline. There is also the information that “the amount of
fines are increased for repeat offenses by the same party”.
And it is the date of submission by the Affiliate Club to
AKC which counts. It is not the date when the application is
approved by PCA.
All of the applications and specialty dates submitted to PCA
are approved and e-mailed to AKC as quickly as possible
and dependent upon whether or not the Second Vice President has been out of town and out of the office. The applications from the Affiliate Clubs should be in AKC files before
the approval is received from PCA.
We hope that this explanation will be of assistance to Affiliate Clubs in making long-range plans and filing the necessary documents on time and without a fine. Should you have
questions, please advise.
Best regards to all,
Helen Lee James
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Poodle Club Of Southeast Michigan (1 show)
Key To The Sea Poodle Club (2 show)
April 2, 2010
Breed Judges: Mrs. Mary Lou Kniola
Mr. Dennis Kniola
Key To The Sea Poodle Club
April 3, 2010
Breed Judge: Mrs. Sharon Redmer
Obedience & Rally Judge: Mrs. Sharon Redmer
Poodle Club Of Southeast Michigan
April 4, 2010
Breed Judge: Mr. Jeffery Bazel
Obedience & Rally Judge: Mr. Del Lunn
Held in the Toledo Kennel Club Bldg.
Secretary KSPC: Joyce Wilson
419-866-5622 [email protected]
Show Secretary: Judy King
419-476-9255 [email protected]
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him the ropes. What an amazing career they have had
together and a very special bond as well.
by Helen King
Josephine has been the top agility standard Poodle every year except last year when she took many months
There are special dogs and then there are special dogs. off after having major surgery for eating glass. JoseTo have a once in a lifetime dog is truly a wonderful phine loves her food and would eat anything that might
thing. Our standard Poodle, Josephine, ADCH MACH have been in contact with food. She knocked a plate
5 Teller Hollywood Dream, MXF, CD, MAD, CGC is off the counter that shattered in a million pieces and
not only our once in a lifetime dog, she was also that she ingested glass along with the food it had once confor her original owner, the late Lisa Greene.
tained. She bounced back from her surgery and went
on to MACH 4 and then, only 5 months later, MACH
Josephine was Lisa’s first dog. Not just her first agil- 5. Many dogs get the 20 double Qs required before the
ity or obedience dog, but her first dog! Lisa had been 750 points (you get one point for every second the dog
treated for breast cancer and wanted something to do runs below standard course time - sct). Josephine has
to fill up her time and give her a purpose. He decided nearly 9,000 lifetime points. That is enough for MACH
on a dog. She found Josephine’s breeder, Janice Teller- 12!
West and the rest, as they say, is history.
Josephine beat many Border Collies (fast ones too) in
Lisa always said she “fell in with a ‘bad’ crowd.” By her career. Her speed on course was legendary and left
that she meant that she was fortunate to find trainers many a competitor shaking their heads and unhappy to
early in her agility career who really knew what they have been beaten by an old man and a Poodle. At 10,
were doing when it came to agility training.
Lisa did an amazing job training Josephine
for agility, the breed ring and obedience. Josephine was shown in the breed ring for a brief
time and picked up 2 points. There was not
enough time for her to do conformation, obedience and agility so her conformation career
was cut short to allow time for performance.
With no former dog or training experience at
all, Lisa put a CD on Josephine and two legs
towards her CDX!
With Lisa running her, Josephine became the
youngest standard Poodle to reach MACH
(Master Agility Champion) and was one of
only 6 dogs to make the finals of the AKC Agility National Championships from thousands of dogs
that compete every year to get to Nationals. Quite an
accomplishment indeed! Lisa did an incredible job
with Josephine.
Lisa’s health began to go downhill and she never ran
in agility again after she and Josephine got their first
MACH together. Lisa asked if we would take two of
her three dogs. We agreed and my husband Mel began
to run Josephine in agility. Mel was new to agility at
the time and Josephine was the perfect dog to teach
her career is winding down but her enthusiasm for the
game is still as high as ever.
This year, Josephine not only became the first standard
Poodle in history to reach MACH 5 but only the third
standard Poodle to achieve a MACH AND an ADCH
(the USDAA agility championship)!
Josephine excels in everything she does from dock diving to obedience to agility to herding to anything else
is asked of her. She is a tireless swimmer and retriever
and will work all day long. The only thing she won’t do
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are the obstacles in her victory laps after her MACH or ADCH runs. She knows the run is over and she wants her
She is a dream dog in every way and we love her very much.
From Mel King (Helen’s Husband)
“Lucky for me Josephine can read numbers. I don’t know how many
times she has saved the run when I have tried to mess it up. At the last
split-second she can change direction to go the correct way when I’ve
miscued a turn or obstacle. She’ll let me know I have screwed up too.
“Woof” (Tell me sooner Grampa).
She always tries her hardest for me. If it wasn’t for me, she’d Q every
Her funniest behavior is when we do a MACH victory lap. She’ll refuse
to do most of the obstacles. “I know the run is over Grampa. Where’s
my treat?”
I enjoy running Jose the most of all our dogs. I’ll be very sad when she
can’t do “Jility” any more and she’ll be very sad too. She loves it so
much and I love her. She is truly a great dog.”
ADCH MACH 5 Teller Hollywood Dream, MXF, CD, MAD, CGC
“ Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who
are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the
world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow
their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates,
and bear the consequences.”
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Updated Feb. 2010
Judges list for All Poodles
Sandra Goose Allen
Charles Arnold
Luis Aizcorbe
Maria Aizcorbe
Rosalie Anderson
Clover Allen
John Allen
Ralph Ambrosio
Letty Larson Afong
Barbara Dempsey Alderman
Daniel Augustus
Larry Abbott
Vikki Abbott
Christine Saylers Anderson
Janet Allen
Karin B Ashe
Gary L Andersen
Robert Banghart
Sally Ray Baugniet
Luc Boileau
Wayne Bousek
Raymond Bay
Maxine Beam
Edd Bivin
Carmen Blankenship
John Booth
Mildred Bryant
Danny Bussard
Donna Buxton
Kenneth Buxton
Albert Bianchi
Eugene Blake
Catherine Bell
Fred Bassett
Eldon Bishop
Robert Berndt
Lorraine Boutwell
Wayne Brower
Lewis Bayne
Reinaldo Burgos
Thomas Baldwin
Allen Buckner
Harold Brizee
Virginia Buchanan
Sara Barkley
Keith Bates
Terry Berrios
C Michael Benson
George Boulton
Janice Bounds
Maralyn Busse
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Richard Beauchamp
Kathy Beliew
Eva Berg
Kenneth Berg
William Bergum
Rosemarie Blood
Richard Bauer
Carole Beattie
Arlene Benko
Michelle Billings
Vera Halpin Bistrim
Colleen Brossard
Harriet Borsuch
Nancy Byrd
Jeffery Bazell
Susan St John Brown
Irving Bonios
Susan Carr
Stephen Campbell
Lee Canalizo
Jordan Chamberlain
William Cunningham
Arlene Czech
Clay Coady
WL ‘Wick’ Carter
Debbie Campbell
Anne Catterson
Gloria Coleman
David Cook
Timothy Catterson
Connie Clapp
Thomas Carneal
Mary Ellen Compagnon
Anitra Cuneo
Beverly Capstick
Bonnie Linnell Clark
Noreen Cartwright
Gloria Cochrane
Doris Cozart
Monica Canestrini
Richard Camacho
John Connolly
Houston Clark
Toddie Clark
Jon Cole
Peggy Dillard Carr
Robert Clyde
Debbie Cozart
Gayle Gold Creasman
Dana Cline
Jeannine Dowell
Michael Dachel
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W Everett Dean Jr.
Suzanne Dillin
Nancy Dunlap-Cracker
James Deppen
David Doane
Mrs. David Doane
Gary Doerge
Betsy Dale
Gay Dunlop
Susan Dale
Judith Daniels
Arthur Davison
Joy Davison
Paulette DeLong
Pete DeSoto
Marcie Dobkin
Charles Doran Jr.
Michael Dougherty
Anthony DiNardo
Dorothy Dalton
Thomas Daniels
Glenda Dawkins
Pete Dawkins
William Dolan
Betty Duding
Carol Duffy
Kent Delaney
Kathleen Davenport
Martha Dean
William deVilleneuve
Daniel Dowling
Catherine DiGiacomo
Sharon Danley
Marilyn Dromgoole
Fred Dieball
Carol M Edwards
Sandra Ellis
Mariam Espey
Janice Earl
Rose Ann Erickson
Robert Ennis
Sondra Joy Esporite
Marilynn Ellis
Dorothy Edge
Mycki Fulda
Joyce Fortney
Jon Ferrante
Anne Fleming
James Frederiksen
Christine Feldman-Bartnick
Toby Frisch
Robert Frost
Barbara Furbush
Jean Fournier
Larry Fitch
Joan Frailey
Kenneth Falconi
William Ferrera
Rose Ellen Fetter
Jane Forsyth
Robert Forsyth
Raymond Filburn
Helen Miller Fisher
Grace Fritz
Alfred Ferruggiaro
Samuel Gardner
Patricia Gellerman
Gloria Glisson
Theresa Goldman
Joseph Gregory
Bonnie Guggenheim
Timothy Garrison
R Doreen Gordin
Kathleen Grosso
Vincent Grosso
Wayne Gurin
Cathy Gish
Sue Goldberg
Joan Goldstein
Carl Gomes
Randy Garren
Mrs. Tomas Gomez
Hazel Gregory
Gloria Geringer
Jack Grimes
Lou Guerrero
Corky Gauger
Pam Goldman
Peter Green
Mrs. Lesley Hiltz
William Holbrook
Vandra Huber
Warren Hudson
Dawn Hansen
Julie Holm
Stephen Hubble
Arley Hussin
Michael Heflin
James Ham
Anne Hier
Clinton Harris
Sheila Hobson
James Hupp
Stephen Hurt
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Clinton Harris
Robert Hutton
Robert Hall
Patricia Hastings
Virginia Hampton
Bernhard Helfrich
Rodney Herner
Rita Holloway
Roy Holloway
Sherwood Harris
Mrs Bob Humphrey
Joyce Hadden
Robert Hetherington Jr
Paula Hartinger
Roger Hartinger
Shelley Hennessey
Robert High
Ann Hearn
Peggy Haas
Steve Hayden
Florise Hogan
Nancy Smith Hafner
Marion M. Hodesson
Peggy Hauk
Lydia Coleman Hutchinson
Dorothy O Hutchinson
Carolyn Herbel
Norman Herbel
Patricia Hertok
Wayne Harmon
John Ioia
Robert Indeglia
Helen Lee James
Janet Jackson
Janet Allen Jacobsen
Shirley Justus
Victor Joris
Robert Jacobsen
Bradley Jenkins
Margaret Carol Jeffrey
Richard Jeffrey
Joseph Joly
Ray Johnson
Mark Kennedy
Vernelle Kendrick
Gilbert Kahn
David Krough
Barbara Keenan
Kathleen Kolbert
Keke Kahn
Jane Kay
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Gloria Knapp
Thomas Kilcullen
Michael Koss
Mary Lou Kniola
Dennis Kniola
David Kirkland
Kenneth Kauffman
Alvin Krause
Bettie Krause
Roy Keiser
Steve Keating
Margo Klinger
Grace Kosub
Evelyn Koch
Ann Kennedy
David Krogh
Sharon Krogh
Billie Kellogg
Norman Kenney
Billie (Kneale) Kellogg
Steven Kobrzycki
Wendy Kobrzycki
Jean Lade
Josanne Larsen
Phyllis Lambert
Phillip Lanard
Robert Lawson
Ellen Mac Neille Charles
Kenneth E Miller
David R Miller
Ronald Menaker
John Madieros
George Marquis
Patricia Mowbray-Morgan
Richard Nachman
Dorothy Naegele
Pat Neugarth-Black
Sharon Newcomb
Carol Jean Nelson
Carol Noe
Brenda Newcomb
Susan Nikkel
Beverly Jean Nelson
James Noe
Martha Olmos- Olliver
Richard Orseno
Etta Orenstein
Susie Osburn
Charles Olvis
Charlotte Patterson
Margaretta Patterson-Kauffman
Ruth Prehn
Norman Patton
Marilyn Pauley
Pamela Peat
Samuel Peacock
Gerald Penta
June Penta
Murrel Purkhiser
Janice Pardue
Madeline Patterson
Sally Poole
Roy Prado
Bessie Pickens
Dana Plonkey
Joanne Paulk
Roger Prichard
Angela Porpora
William Russell
Mary Roudebush
Donnelle Richards
Leornard Reppond
Kay Radcliffe
John Ramirez
Timothy Robbins
Jacqueline Rayner
Stephen Regan
Bruce Rathburn
Sharon Ann Redmer
Herbert Rosen
Leslie Ann Russell
Dana Read
Anthony Rosato
Maureen Russo
Lee Anthony Reasin
Margaret Young Renihan
Carol Reisman
Margaret Reed
Karen Rockwell
Don Rogers
Charles Robinson
Bernice Richardson
James Reynolds
Sharon Sparks
Joan P Scott
Robert Sharp
Donald Sturz
Philip Schneider
Jean Sheehy
Harry Smith
Jacqueline Stacy
Terry Stacy
Linda Sigle
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Ralph Sweet
Francine Schwartz
Frank Sabella
Linda Sciacca-Tilka
Richard Sedlack
Ann Sergio
Ann Summa
Helen Winski-Stein
George Lucas
Betsey Leedy
Elaine Ann Lindhorst
Terri Lyddon
Elaine Lessig
James Lester
Barbara Ann Langlois
Ralph Lemke
Linda Lewin
Betty Leininger
Peggy Lloyd
Glen Lajinski
Charles Long
Linda Lloyd
Patricia Laurens
Lynne Myall
Mary Ellen Meyer
Bonnie Mueller
Dolores Maltz
Dorothy Macdonald
Florence Males
Richard Martinez
Marilyn Mayfield
Andrew Mills
Rodney Merry
Bart Miller
Denny Mounce
Erika Moureau
Elizabet Muthard
Janice Mercer
Judy English Murray
Lester Mapes
Charlotte Clem McGowan
Madeline Miller
Karen McFarlane
Rick Miller
Jack MacGillivray
Grace Moran
Michael Manning
Dorothy Martin
Richard Mullen
Diane Malenfant
Malcolm Moore
Gareth Morgan-Jones
Molly Martin
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Richard V Miller
Robert Moore
Mary Ellen Macke
John Madieros
Elaine Mathis
LaMar Mathis
Forrest McCoy
James Materna
Margaret Materna
Kenneth McDermott
Bernard McGivern
Dennis McCoy
Desmond Murphy
Robert Stein
Fredrick Stephens
Patti Strand
Cynthia Schmick
Helen Sokopp
Lorene Vickers-Smith
Charles Scott
Darlene Stuedemann
Luis Sosa
JoAnne Schullier
Robert Strum
Raymond Swidersky
Cynthia Sommers
Edmund Sledzik
Robert Smith
Mrs Robert Smith
Gary Sparschu
Don Sutton
Inge Semenschin
John C Shelton
Wanda Spediacci
Raymond Stevens
Isabell Stoffers
Norma Straight
Andre Schoen
Mary Schroeder
Faye Strauss
John Shoemaker
Kathy Bucher-Sawyer
Robert D Salsbury
Dale Simmons
Anne Savory Bolus
William P Shelton
Sherry Swanson
Joe Tacker
Kathy Torres-Kamakeeaina
Bryan Timby
Laurence Terricone
Marjorie Tuff
Carolyn Thomas
Elizabeth Trainor
Mary Elizabeth Turney
Marcia Tucker
Carolyn Taylor
Shirley Thomas
Sari Brewster-Tietjen
Donald Teague
Helen Tomb-Taylor
Dorothy Taylor
Jon J Thompson
Thomas Tracy
Links Tilka
R. William Taylor
Paul (Pogo) Thomann
Kristie Trivilino
William Usherwood
Marjorie Underwood
Shirley Uphouse
Terill Udenberg
Darryl Vice
Sally Vilas
George Vukich
Zell von Pohlman
Lorene Vickers-Smith
Cindy Vogels
Chuck Winslow
Frank Wolaniuk
Sandra Walker
Randy Weckman
Scott Wolfe
Frank Washabaugh
Barbara Wood
Judy Webb
Ruth Winston
Sue Woodle
Rick Weyrich
Lois Wolf White
Robert Widden
Dorothy Welsh
Madison Weeks
Elliot Weiss
Sue Weiss
Anna Wanner
Joe C Walton
Sandy Wheat
Mary B White
Alice Watkins
Clay Williams
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Elaine Young
Gail Yamaguchi
Thomas Yates
Ann Yuhasz
Carl Yochum
Joan Zielinski
Marcy Zingler
Ruth Zimmerman
Eukanuba Results:
Toy Group - 1st Place
CH Smash Jp Moon Walk
Best of Variety
CH Smash Jp Moon Walk
Best of Opposite Sex
CH Cache’s Lady Olivia De Plata
Best Bred By in Breed/Variety
CH Cache’s Lady Olivia De Plata
Best of Winners
Smash Jp Rock It Man
Winners Bitch
Smash Jp Lollipop
Winners Dog
Smash Jp Rock It Man
Award of Excellence
CH Sharbelle Greg-Mar Glory Gala
Sharbelle Take A Chance On Me
Best of Variety
Reignon Francesca
Best of Opposite Sex
CH Splash Di Caprio
Best Bred By in Breed/Variety
Reignon Francesca
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Best of Winners
Reignon Francesca
Winners Bitch
Reignon Francesca
Winners Dog
Clarion Camelot Persuasion
Award of Excellence
CH Alegria Shamus
CH Poof’s Divalicious
Non-Sporting Group - 1st Place
CH Dawin Spitfire
Non-Sporting Group - 1st Place Bred
by Exhibitor
CH Unique Jewel Of The Crown
Best of Variety
CH Dawin Spitfire
Best of Opposite Sex
CH Penndragon Masaniello
Best Bred By in Breed/Variety
CH Unique Jewel Of The Crown
Best of Winners
Elektra Blue Skies Rhapsody
Winners Bitch
CH Unique Jewel Of The Crown
Winners Dog
Elektra Blue Skies Rhapsody
Award of Excellence
CH Brighton Lakeridge In The Hamptons
CH Cabernet’s Caught Red Handed
CH Unique Anticipation
Results from AKC website*
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Dear PCA Members,
The 2010-2012 PCA Nominating Committee Slate For our Board of Governors again is:
President -
Helen Lee James
1st Vice Pres. -
Glenna Carlson
2nd Vice Pres -
Peggy McDill
Corres. Secy -
Kay Tripp
Rec. Secy -
Joyce Carelli
Treasurer -
Scott Olund
Publicity Chair -
Luis Aizcorbe
Toy Rep -
Joan Scott
Mini Rep -
Nancy Hafner
Std. Rep -
Joan McFadden
Delegate -
Mary Ellen Fishler
Note: Additional nominations of eligible individual members in good standing may be made by written
petition addressed to and received by the Corresponding Secretary at least seven weeks prior (March
12,2010) to the biennial election meeting (April 30,2010) signed by twenty members in good standing
and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his/her willingness to be a candidate.
Respectfully submitted,
Peggy A. McDill
Corresponding Secretary
The Poodle Club of America, Inc.
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Welcome New Members!
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Please join the Board of Governors in welcoming the
following new members to Poodle Club of America Mr. Daniel Augustus
(610) 349 2309
426 5th Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Miniatures Email: [email protected]
No dog shall be exhibited in a licensed or member dog
show, except for dogs entered in the Miscellaneous Class
unless it is either individually registered in the AKC Stud
Book, or individually registered with a foreign registry organization whose pedigrees are acceptable for AKC registration. A dog with an AKC limited Registration shall be
ineligible to be entered in a breed competition in a licensed
or member dog show.
An unregistered dog with an acceptable foreign registration
that is individually registered with a foreign registry organization whose pedigrees are acceptable for AKC registration may, without special AKC approval, be exhibited in licensed or member dog shows that are held not later than 30
days after the date of the first licensed or member dog show
in which the dog was exhibited, but only provided that the
individual foreign registration and name of the country of
birth, are shown on the entry form; and provided further
that the same name (which in the case of a foreign-registered dog must be the name on the foreign registrations) is
used for the dog each time.
Mr. Dewitt Bolden
Bold’N Enchanted Poodle Club
(707) 495 1529
6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Miniatures Email: [email protected]
Bernice (Bernie) Cano
Belstar Poodles Enchanted Poodle Club
(505) 836-5329
4924 Star Kachina NW
Albuquerque, NM 87180
Toys Email: [email protected]
Mr. & Mrs. Ray (Sharon) Stevens
Sharbelle San Diego Poodle Club
(760) 806-1298
29920 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Toys & Standards Email: [email protected]
Gina Wieser
Soujourner Tampa Bay Poodle Club
(816) 386 9995
717 Cherry St.
Weston, MO 64098
Toys Email: [email protected]
Respectfully submitted,
Peggy McDill
Info for All Exhibitors in 2010 and Beyond!
Exhibitor Rule Changes
Chapter 11, Section 1.
No dog that has not been individually registered with The
American Kennel Club when first exhibited in a licensed
or member dog show shall be eligible to be exhibited in
any licensed or member dog show that is held more than 30
days after the date of the first licensed or member dog show
in which it was exhibited, unless the dog’s individual AKC
registration number is shown on the entry form, or unless
the owner has received from The American Kennel Club an
extension notice in writing authorizing further entries of the
dog for a specified time with its individual foreign registration number. No such extension will be granted unless the
owner can clearly demonstrate, in a letter addressed to the
Show Records Department of The American Kennel Club
requesting such extension, that the delay in registration is
due to circumstances for which he is not responsible.
Such extension notice will be void upon registration of the
dog or upon expiration of the period for which the extension has been granted if that occurs earlier, but upon application further extensions may be granted.
* http://www.akc.org/rules/exhibit_rule_change.cfm
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Alan Waterman
Grooming Seminar
March 27-28, 2010
Syracuse, NY
Alan Waterman is offering a two day, hands on seminar that will teach you
everything you need to know to groom and show a poodle. Everyone from
novice to pros will benefit from this seminar.
About the instructor
Alan Waterman has been showing poodles since the 1960’s. He has been a
full time professional handler since 1985. He has handled dogs to over 25
all breed Best In Shows from 6 of the 7 groups. Alan is the only groomer to
teach Show Poodle grooming in the United States .
Cost is $200 for the two day seminar or $125 for one day. Auditing spots are
available for $75 per day.
Space is limited so reserve your spot early.
Registration due by 3/6/2010
For more information go to
or email [email protected]
by Luis Aizcorbe
fully established; however, the search for that particular
trait we desire, present in a different bloodline, more
often than not becomes a costly tradeoff that nets more
losses than gains. I call out-crossing the necessary evil
of a breeding program. It should be used sparingly and
only after careful research.
Obviously, line- breeding is not the magical wand
During my stay at Salisbury for the PCA Na- that guarantees success in the breeding of dogs. It is a
tional last year, I got involved in a conversation about method that cannot draw from where there is not. Linebreeding with a Standard Poodle breeder during which breeding ( and to a greater extent in-breeding) fixes and
she volunteered that due to concerns about hereditary strengthens what is there; both good and bad. That is
problems within the variety, she felt the need to curtail why the quality of foundation stock is so important and
her breeding program and to limit it to out-crossing. the aspirations of those that start a breeding program
This last statement struck a cord, as I admire the dogs with faulty stock, holding on to the expectation of breedbred by this lady, but strongly believe line-breeding ing serious faults and genetic problems out are bound
is the breeding philosophy to follow for the develop- to fail. Mine fields are bound to pop up along the way,
ment of a quality, recognizable, consistent, and endur- so what is the point to start a breeding program handicapped? Breeding dogs is like walking a tight rope….
ing family of dogs.
but with a net underneath. There are second chances,
Please understand, I am not implying that there and good breeders have the sense and strength of charis no place for out-crossing. An occasional, judicious acter to take advantage of them. If an outside breeding
out-cross can work wonders in adding needed attri- is a failure, don’t keep the resulting offspring for breedbutes to a line. Once a breeding program is success- ing. Do not incorporate the stud’s bloodline into your
cont. on page 23
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breeding program. If your bitch keeps producing testicle problems, or mouth problems, or any other serious
hereditary problem, do not breed her again and make
sure she doesn’t appear in your dogs’ pedigrees. One
thing is for sure: “YOU CANNOT FOOL MOTHER
NATURE”. That is why it is much easier to breed a
couple of Best in Show winners, especially if sufficient
resources are available, than to create an enduring line
of dogs that commands the respect of most over a period of years.
Miniature Poodles who had owned her since she was a
puppy. She already was the proven dam of two champions from her only litter. A long distance friendship developed between my mother in Havana and the bitch’s
breeder, who was grateful and proud that the bitch had
become a top winner under our ownership. Four years
later my family moved to Miami. I then decided to linebreed our bitch her next season as she was getting on
years, and I knew this would be her last mating. Castro’s revolution had turned our lives upside down and
dogs were hardly a priority those days. I just knew that
a previous outcross to a beautiful dog we owned had
Breeding decisions are colored by the individual not been successful; so I decided to go with the greatcharacteristics of the specimens each breeder is deal- est winning dog the line had ever produced up to that
ing with; their pedigrees, genetic considerations within time, a dog sired by our bitch’s brother. My rationale
each breed and/or variety and bloodline, and the test- at the time was that a close breeding between two top
ing information available at the time. Within certain pa- winners was bound to produce an even better dog than
rameters, some of which were touched on before, there the parents. Now I know how flawed my thinking was,
are various ways to achieve success in this regard, and but it worked. My expectations were not only fulfilled,
what I have to offer in this article is based on my per- they were exceeded; and from that point on, I was resonal experiences as the breeder of black and occasion- luctant to undertake any radical changes in my breeding
ally brown Miniature Poodles.
Breeding the offspring to a bitch with
3/4 the same bloodline and 1/4 English breeding preMost of us are familiar with the statement made served the many qualities of the previous generations
by Mrs. Jean Lyle of Wycliffe Standards when she while adding a touch of elegance. Dogs from the two
proclaimed : “ JUST ONE BITCH’ THAT’S ALL IT last generations already had the quality to compete with
TAKES” in reference to the fact that the Wycliffe line and often defeat some of the top Miniature Poodles in
descended completely from her foundation bitch, Ch. the country.
Carillon Michelle. In my experience, the importance of
an outstanding foundation bitch cannot be overstated.
My purpose in sharing my personal experiences
It is probably the most important step in developing a in dog breeding is neither to brag about any success I
successful breeding program. I know this first hand, as may have had, nor to lament the failures, but to share
every Miniature Poodle we have ever bred, comes from the experiences that colored those opinions expressed
one foundation bitch.
in this article. During the early years my decisions were
made on gut feeling and common sense based on the
Top foundation bitches do not necessarily have to information available; and also a growing conviction of
be fancy nor particularly eye catching. I would rather what I wanted my dogs to look like.. It must be pointed
have them strong in the basics such as structure, sound out that our foundation bitch’s breeder was honest, and
movement, good coat and feet, proper type, and a head always willing to share information about the line. Her
more noticeable for proper planes than for refinement candor was of great value to us during those years. As
and length. Above all, an outstanding foundation bitch flawed as my rationale may have been in making my
must be genetically sound, and in this day and age test- first breeding decision in this country; in retrospect,
ed in every way possible, with favorable results.
it was the right call. To this day I am a firm believer
that the characteristics of the line should be reinforced
Our foundation bitch was acquired during 1955, before becoming adventurous and dealing with the unfollowing the advice of a well known Toy Poodle breed- known. A lot of luck was involved. Originally, there
er who had seen her and who vouched for her quality was no testing available that I was aware of. PRA was
and for the honesty and dedication of her breeder She not discovered until years later. The foundation bitch’s
was not purchased from her breeder; instead she was
cont. on page 24
acquired from a well known breeder of mainly white
The Poodle Papers
Page 24
cont. from page 23
PRINCIPLES reprinted from “The Complete Bull Tergrandson was the first one of our dogs checked for PRA rier” by Ernest Eberhard, written in 1957, reprinted in
and hips. From that point on every adult we owned was the December,2009 (Stud) issue of POODLE VARIchecked yearly for eyes and had their hips certified.
ETY. It is a gem. Considering the year when the list
was originally published and the fact that it contained
Out-crossing finally came successfully into the some breed specific statements, I could not believe how
picture when a bitch that visited for breeding caught my much I agreed with Mr.Eberhard’s opinions. Followeye. She came from some of the most popular bloodlines ing are Mr.Eberhard’s statements, in quotes, with some
of the day, but I was bothered by some dogs in her pedi- comments (in parenthesis) expressing my views as they
gree. After she tested clear of PRA, we purchased this apply to the breeding of Poodles at this time, which I
bitch and her breeding to our stud produced some beau- have taken the liberty to include.
tiful dogs. The only brother sister breeding we ever did,
involved offspring from this combination.. The brother 1-
“Don’t make use of indiscriminate outcrosses.
sister breeding produced some beautiful dogs, includ- A judicious outcross can be of great value; an injudiing a magnificent male. The same bitch that was bred to cious one can produce an aggregation of every imaginher brother was then out-crossed to a dog I admired for able fault in the breed”.
his head and attitude. This breeding produced, a generation or two down, some of the most admired Minia- 2-
“:Don’t line breed just for the sake of line breedture Poodles, both as show specimens and producers, in ing. Line breeding with complementary types can bring
the history of the variety. The bitch became recognized great rewards; with unsuitable ones it will lead to imas one of the most influential producers ever, but she mediate disaster”
could not overcome the influence of the two top pro- ( I believe the word type should be replaced by the
ducing studs she was later bred to. The ensuing litters words faults and virtues. See #15, where Mr. Eberhard
failed to meet expectations, and all the puppies wound defines the word type).
up in pet homes; some without papers.
3- “Don’t take advice from people who have alIn prior years another one of our bitches had been ways been unsuccessful breeders. If their opinions were
sent out for breeding to a then popular Top Producing worth having, they would have proved it by their sucstud from a very well known American bloodline. The cess.”
puppies were, at best, pets. With one exception, all the
bitches we bred out were Top Producing Champions.
4- “:Don’t believe the cliché that about the brother
The studs used were all Top Producing Champions as or sister of the great champion being just as Good to
well. With the one exception documented above, all lit- breed from. For every one that is, hundreds are not. It
ters were total disappointments. All outside studs we depends on the animal concerned.”
used were later found to be PRA carriers. Hopefully,
this explains my concern about out-crossing. Granted, 5-:Don’t credit your dogs with virtues they don’t poswith all the testing available in this day and age the situ- sess. Self deceit is a stepping stone to failure.”
ation is different. But new problems continue popping
up faster than the solutions to deal with them.
6- “Don’t breed from mediocrities. The absence of a
fault does not in any way signify the presence of its
In retrospect, I have come to the conclusion corresponding virtue.”
that these setbacks were blessings in disguise. Puppies
from all the unsuccessful breedings were disposed of;
7- “Don’t try to line-breed to two dogs at the same
either sold as pets or given away without papers. Had time; you will end by line breeding to neither.
any of these litters produced some quality puppies, we
might have incorporated them into our breeding pro- 8- “Don’t assess the worth of a stud dog by his infegram bringing PRA carriers and God knows what else rior progeny. All stud dogs sire rubbish at times. What
into the line.
matters is how good their best efforts are.”
The Poodle Papers
cont. on page 25
cont. from page 24
Page 25
9- “Don’t allow personal feelings to influence your
choice of a stud dog. The right dog for your bitch is the
right dog whoever owns it.”
19-“Don’t ever try to decry a great Bull Terrier (Poodle).
A thing of beauty is not only a joy forever, but a great
Bull Terrier (Poodle) should be a source of aesthetic
pride and pleasure to all true lovers of the breed.”
20- “Don’t be satisfied with anything but the best. The
10- “Don’t allow admiration of a stud dog to blind you
second best is never good enough.”
to his faults. If you do, you will soon be the victim of
I am adding several other comments of my own which
11- “Don’t mate together animals which share the same
fault. You are asking for trouble if you do.”
The friendship of an honest breeder whose
bloodline you are interested in can be extremely helpful
12- “Don’t forget that it is the whole dog that counts. If
in advancing your breeding program. Following advice
you forget one virtue while searching for another you
from someone dishonest can set your breeding program
will pay for it.”
back for generations.
13- “Don’t search for the perfect dog as a mate for your
bitch. The perfect dog (or bitch) doesn’t exist, never has
and never will.”
14- “Don’t be frightened of breeding from animals that
have obvious faults so long as they have compensating
virtues. A lack of virtues is the greatest fault of all.”
15- “Don’t mate together non-complementary types.
An ability to recognize type at a glance is a breeder’s
greatest gift. Ask the successful breeders to explain this
subject-there is no other way of learning. I would define
non complementary types as ones which have the same
faults and lack the same virtues.” ( Please refer back to
# 2).
16- “Don’t forget the necessity to preserve head quality.
It will vanish like a dream.”
B- Do not in-breed unless you are extremely confident about the quality and the genetic make-up of the
sire and dam; and then only if both don’t have the same
fault(s), which is unlikely in dogs bred that closely. If
all this criteria is met, go for it. Then pray a lot and just
maybe you might come up with a spectacular specimen
of the breed.
C- Don’t disregard temperament and heart in your
breeding decisions. A dog with great conformation and
movement can be a source of heartache if he shows inconsistently; one faultier, but with great attitude usually forces a judge to point in his direction.
D- The misconception exists that a Poodle must be
bigger boned to have the proper chest and carry body
substance. Some rather refined Poodles of excellent
type and ideal bone structure routinely carry big bodies;
it just has to be bred into the line just like any other
feature. It is not that hard to do.
17- “ Don’t forget that substance plus quality should
be one of your aims. Any fool can breed one without
the other.” (Very breed specific re-Bullterriers. -would
E-The misconception also exists that a Poodle must
prefer: Don’t forget that combining type with soundhave sufficient length of back and considerable angulaness should be one of your aims. Any fool can breed
tion to cover ground efficiently. The truth is that proper
one without the other).
side movement is affected the most by the interaction
between front and rear assemblies. In some cases the
18- “Don’t forget that a great head plus soundness
shortest backed dog in the ring with modest rear angushould be another of your aims. Many people can never
lation is the one that covers ground most effortlessly.
breed either” (Would substitute with: Don’t forget that
It’s in the genes.
a light springy gait, high, elegant carriage, and a beautiful chiseled head with chin define this breed. Those
cont. on page 26
who breed without this in mind will be unsuccessful).
The Poodle Papers
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cont. from page 25
does want a dog that acts confident and friendly in unfamiliar
F- The most important step that breeders must take circumstances. One of the best lessons I ever got in socialization came from watching a lady I know who always had
is to avail themselves of genetic testing
and to demand proof of testing from other breeders the most wonderful temperaments on her toy poodles. One
weekend at a show, I watched with horror while she handed
when considering a purchase or an outside breeding.
over a toy poodle puppy to the seven-year-old child of a felFailing to do so is looking for problems.
low exhibitor. The child proceeded to drag that puppy by
By Joann Neal
There is general agreement that dogs destined for the show
ring, whether breed or performance, need to be “socialized.”
Even if a dog will never be shown, he will be a more enjoyable companion if he is not fearful of strange people, dogs,
or surroundings.
I get many calls from people who are trying to show their
poodles, and the dogs are acting fearful. They want to know
what they can do to improve the situation. When I question
them as to what they have been doing, or watch them with
their dogs, I can see that they have been adding to the problem rather than alleviating it. Also, in my years as an obedience instructor, I have seen many people who have painstakingly taught their dogs to exhibit timid behavior while
trying to get them to exhibit friendly behavior. I have even
seen a few people who have made vicious biters out of dogs
that started out as confident, well-adjusted puppies.
Most people’s dogs are their babies. That’s why many people
get dogs—to feed their nurturing instinct. However, when
their babying dooms the dogs to lives of fear and insecurity,
they have done the dogs no favors.
The best how-to manual is not going to help insecure or passive-aggressive people who sub-consciously need their dogs
to exhibit guarding or attack behavior, and who carefully
cultivate it even while de-crying it. These types of people
curiously find that every dog they get has “bad temperament” and will bite. Many personally insecure people find
it flattering that their dogs “guard” them, and it feeds their
starving egos. It is this same lack of self-esteem that causes
some people to be attracted to jealous, abusive partners. Perhaps if these people realized that their dogs would act the
same way over a bowl of dog chow, they would take steps to
extinguish this dangerous behavior.
But let’s say that this is not the case, and the owner really
its leash all over that dog show, passing it about among her
friends—completely oblivious to the reactions of the puppy,
and unaware of what was going on around her. I couldn’t
believe the puppy survived the experience, but in mulling
it over in the following weeks, I began to understand why
it worked so well, even if handing off my puppy to a young
child was something I would never do.
Contrast this with what the average toy poodle owner would
do to “socialize” her puppy. This person carries the puppy
around the show, cradling it protectively, holding court with
her new cutie-pie. Sometimes the puppy is passed around
to people who want to hold it, but never do its feet hit the
floor. If the puppy pulls back, the owner praises and pets it
profusely and asks people to offer it treats. On the other end
of the size spectrum, the standard poodle owner does something similar. She hovers protectively over it, asking people
to offer it treats while it hides behind her, and she coaxes it
to accept the treats.
This type of thing might work fine with a dog that is bold and
outgoing. When people offer treats to this type of dog , he,
at the worst, learns to mug everyone for food. But for the
reserved or fearful dog, this is the worst way in the world to
proceed. Every bit of shy behavior is being rewarded with
vocal praise and treats. The dog is getting lots of attention
from its owner for hiding and trembling. In effect, the owner
is asking the dog if he would like to act friendly, and the dog
answers with an unequivocal “NO,” then the dog gets praise
and treats for his choice. The dumbest dog learns to capitalize on this opportunity.
Small dogs that are carried around are not permitted to get
used to the way the world looks from their perspective on the
floor, and the constant protective behavior the owner displays
convinces many of them that there is plenty to be afraid of.
In addition, the dog gets no opportunity to explore and get
comfortable with his surroundings the way dogs do—sniffing and looking and touching.
The “hovering” scenario often turns into biting behavior.
Small dogs sit in their owners’ laps, and start guarding their
“territory,” first with a raised lip and a growl, and later, with
“encouragement” from their owners, by lunging and biting.
The encouragement comes in the form of the owner trying
to “comfort” the upset dog by petting and talking in sweet
The Poodle Papers
cont. on page 27
cont. from page 26
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tones, or worse yet, laughing at it. What may start with
growling at other dogs usually progresses into aggression
towards people as well. The dog gets bolder when he learns
that he is always protected from any negative consequence
of his aggression, he always gets extra attention for doing it,
and he always ends up with the lap. The bigger dogs may
not be in the lap, but the scene plays forward in the same
way, with growling at approaching dogs or people turning
into lunging and snarling while the owners restrains the dog
and unwittingly reinforces the behavior with what the dog
interprets as praise. Even if the owner is saying “no, bad
dog,” he is giving the dog attention and preventing him from
being trounced by the other dog. The owner may believe
he is “comforting” the frightened dog, but his petting and
soothing tones reinforce and strengthen the very behavior he
wants to extinguish.
Preceding are the DON’TS of socializing a timid or reserved
dog. Following are the DO’S. Take the puppy or dog everywhere it is safe to take it. Dog shows are great, but so are
daily errands to the car wash, the tire store, the kids’ baseball game, etc. Put the dog down on the ground, take hold
of the leash (assuming the dog has been leash-trained), and
proceed with your business without paying any attention at
all to how the dog reacts to his surroundings. This gives
the dog the impression that he is in the company of a strong
leader, which is the real comfort he craves. In the wild, pack
leaders don’t run around asking the pack members if they are
feeling afraid. They just lead, and the pack follows. This
natural order is what makes the pack members feel secure.
In the wild, unless real danger is present, canine mothers allow their pups to explore their world without interference.
Many dogs that are with their owners or on their owners’
laps start exhibiting aggressive behavior toward people or
dogs that approach them. For a dog that does this while sitting in the owner’s lap, the owner should unceremoniously
push the dog off onto the floor at the first sign of a raised
lip or a growl. The owner should leave the dog on the floor
a while and NOT let it jump right back up and reclaim its
throne. The message is clear—nasty behavior causes the
dog to lose the lap, not keep it. For the non-lap dog that is
doing this, I would suggest avoiding the circumstances that
lead to the behavior. If at a show, put the dog in a crate and
cover the crate. The owner should not sit in a chair holding
the dog’s leash. When the owner gets the dog out, he should
do something active with him, such as take a walk, then put
him up. The owner should not give the dog a “bone” (the
owner) to guard in places where other people are dogs will
be walking by or approaching. If a dog is guarding a person
or a favorite chair at home, leave a leash on the dog so that
the approaching person can pick up the lead and move the
dog away from his throne without confrontation. The very
nicest dogs will experiment with this guarding behavior, and
if it is allowed to continue, guarding develops into something uglier. The best approach is to not let it get started.
If a dog is timid with strangers, start out with just approaching friends, talking with them, and instructing them to stand
up straight and ignore the dog, and especially not to stare at
the dog. I don’t know why people have a tendency to want
to squat down and get in a dog’s face when it is frightened—
it is very intimidating to the type of dog we are talking about.
The owner should give the other people treats, but instruct
them not to give the treats to the dog unless the dog “makes
overtures” to the people and acts like he wants the treats.
Most dogs are naturally curious of new people or dogs, and
will investigate if not pushed. The owner should talk normally to other people and allow the dog to investigate them,
and in many cases he will, if the strangers do not stoop down
and reach for the dog or stare at him. Many dogs will start
offering friendly behavior in order to get treats or attention
if the “stranger” plays “hard to get” by ignoring the dog and
resisting its advances. It goes without saying here that the
owner should ignore the dog, as well. The dog has no reason
to investigate other people if it is getting undivided attention
from its owner. By letting the dog take the lead in investigating people and not “pushing” him, it is generally no time
at all before the dog is being downright annoying to people
he meets. At this point it is time to up the stakes and let the
other person take hold of the dog’s collar and pet him before
giving him a treat. If he dodges away, no treats. It is human
nature that if a person has a dog treat, he will be bound and
determined to give it to the dog, but it is important to stifle
this urge and only give the dog the treat for social behavior.
The owner should hand the dog’s leash off to friends who are
confident with dogs, and let them walk the dog away from
the owner. I ask others I trust to take the dog or puppy away
from me, sit down, pull the dog close or hold it in his lap,
and pet and handle it all over, and give it treats if the dog will
take them. (Note—never endanger anyone with a dog that
might bite them.) The dog is forced to deal with his “new
friend,” and I am out of the picture and not offering the dog
refuge nor inadvertently reinforcing behavior I don’t want.
If a dog is too inhibited to take treats in a strange place,
much less from a stranger, then the owner must work on this
aspect by getting the dog to take treats in a familiar setting,
then gradually getting the dog to take treats from the owner
in places that are gradually more unfamiliar to the dog, before at last giving the treats to someone else to deliver as a
reward for brave behavior. Treats should be something special—soft and yummy—that he will just swallow, not a dry
biscuit or his regular food.
The Poodle Papers
cont. on page 28
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cont. from page 27
Many dogs also display fear of inanimate objects, or familiar
objects that are out of their normal place. When my puppy
or young dog does this, without saying anything to the dog,
I first give him a minute to see if he investigates the object,
and allow him to, if he will. If he simply wants to act in a
hysterical manner, then I take his collar and matter-of-factly
lead, drag, or carry him up to the object until his nose is
pressed up to it, pause a moment, then turn him loose. Pretty
soon the dog figures out that the only thing that shy or hysterical behavior is going to get him is a really close-up look
at the offending item. Those people who try to coax their
dogs into examining something they are afraid of end up reinforcing the shy behavior with sweet tones of praise.
Puppy, conformation, agility, or obedience classes are excellent places to enable timid dogs to be braver. I would avoid
those classes that turn all the puppies loose together, or those
where instructors suggest doing the very things that appear
on my “don’t list.” Regarding those puppy classes where
all the puppies are released together (40-pounders with 3pounders), I’ve never understood how letting a boisterous
puppy jump all over a timid one is going to do anything for
the confidence of the timid one. But giving the dog a job at
which he can be successful is an excellent way to bolster his
The suggestions I have given will often “bring out” more
confident and more social behavior in timid or reserved dogs.
But for the dog which truly has a screw loose, a psycho-dog,
if you will, I will quote a wise dog friend. “You can make
them better, but you can’t make them right.”
In reviewing my methods for helping a dog become comfortable in any setting, I would have to say that “tough love”
is the recurring theme, along with lots of exposure to lots
of sights, sounds, dogs, and people. It is an investment in
time that pays off handsomely in helping a dog to reach its
“ People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when
the sun is out, but when the darkness
sets in their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light within. “
Becoming a Canine Ambassador
Canine Ambassadors contribute to their clubs’ public
education efforts by making presentations usually to groups
of children in classrooms or other venues. Often Ambassadors bring their AKC-registered or PAL/ILP dog to the presentation. Each Ambassador receives mailings from the Public Education department with topic suggestions and activity
sheet copymasters.
Once you decide you want to become a Canine Ambassador,
contact the AKC Public Education department, and we will
send you a sign-up sheet. Fill it out, have a club officer sign
it, then return it. Canine Ambassadors must be members in
good standing of an AKC-affiliated club. As a Canine Ambassador, you represent your club; you are not a direct representative of the AKC.
We will add your name to a state-by-state directory of Ambassadors, and send you a Canine Ambassador starter kit
packed with past reproducibles, a brochure detailing how to
start your programs and a copy of your state Canine Ambassador directory to help you network with other Ambassadors.
The AKC mails Canine Ambassador directories to teachers
and educators upon request at no charge. These directories
can help you establish contact with people interested in the
“You’ll be amazed at how rewarding our Canine Ambassador visits are. The thank-you letters and the pictures will
bring tears to your eyes. Zelda (my Dalmatian) and I have
been visiting schools for more than six years, and we both
still enjoy it immensely.”
-- Marilyn Dromgoole, Dalmatian Club of America
If you are interested in becoming a Canine Ambassador,
please download a sign-up form. Remember, we require the
signature of a club officer, so we can not accept this form
The Poodle Papers
Page 29
Tracking update:
Working Poodle
The second annual Poodle Club of America’s
Tracking Test will be held at Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area on Friday, April 23. This
year, 3 Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) tracks will
be offered along with 6 Tracking Dog (TD) tracks.
The test closes on Thursday, April 8. Untitled TD
entries will require certification by an AKC judge
stating that the Poodle is ready to enter a test. Certification is not required for TDX tests. The test is
open to only Poodles, and following AKC regulations, untitled dogs will have preference to enter
if the test has more entries than can be accommodated at this full test.
Fair Hill is a beautiful site for tracking tests with acres upon acres of rolling manicured grass interspersed with
woods which will provide fun obstacles for the TDX dogs to work through. The TD tracks will be visible to
spectators and transportation will be provided so spectators can watch the Poodles work. Parts of the TDX tracks
should also be easy to watch, although the trees may make it more difficult to see the entire tracks.
Hospitality will again be provided, with coffee and breakfast items available before the drawing for running order
and lunch upon completion of the test. The camaraderie of the tracking community is renowned; please come
watch, marvel at the ability of the working dogs, and offer support to the handlers, if you will not have a tracking
dog ready to enter.
For more information:
“If you are interested in learning more about Tracking or how to get started in Tracking, contact Carol
Pernicka at [email protected]”
“The rules and guidelines for participating in the
WC WCX can be found on the PCA website. If you
are interested in learning more about the WC WCX
or starting basic retriever training, please contact
Joyce Carelli at [email protected] or Linda
Miller at [email protected]”
[email protected]
The Poodle Papers
Cont. on page 31
Page 30
Proper emergency planning can help save the life of your pet. The American Kennel
Club has prepared the following checklists to help pet owners pack a portable pet first-aid
kit and prepare for an emergency evacuation. Preparedness is important in any disaster
situation and these checklists can be applied to any emergency that calls for evacuation
from your home.
Evacuation Checklist for Pets
Portable First Aid Kit for Pets
Dog medicine(s), i.e. heart worm, flea, ear
mite medicine, etc.
Dog Bowls
Dog Food (1-week minimum, 2-week
suggested), dog treats, etc.
Can opener
Leashes: walking leash, short leash
Harness (to attach to seat belt)
Extra dog tag, (masking tape, laundry pen)
Cell #, Hotel # and Room #
Pet records stored in waterproof container or
plastic sealable bag
Dog bed/blanket/toys
Supplies/paper towels, rug cleaner, toilettes,
towels, flash light
Current dog photograph(s) with your
notification information: useful for fliers
should your dog go missing or must be left at
Dog friendly hotel listings/ telephone lists
Litter/portable litter pan
Duct tape
Bottled water
Pet First Aid Kit
Water-proof storage container for kit
Antiseptic/anti-bacterial cleansing
wipes/Alcohol prep pads
Eye wash
Eye and skin wash in one
A sock (foot wrapper)
Latex surgical gloves
Electrolyte powder (add to water on hot
Emergency space blanket
Small flashlight
Bottled water
Medicated balm
Leash and collar
Soft muzzle
Speak to your vet about what to pack in case
your dog has a sudden allergic reaction
Flexible bandage
Gauze roll
Bandage scissors- to cut gauze and to clip
hair around wounds
Wood splint
Paper towels
Plastic baggies
Small cold pack and hot pack (self
Cotton swabs
Antibiotic ointment/packets
Space for copy of dog’s papers & vet records
(sealed in plastic bag)
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Page 31
PCA Retriever Hunting Tests
Come watch the magic of Poodles
doing what they were originally
bred to do at PCA’s Retriever
Hunting Tests. The tests begin
at 8:30 a.m., on Sat. April 24,
2010. The site Anatidae Farm,
4635 Maiden Forest Rd, Rhodesdale MD 21659 is a marvelous
property for hunt tests. The site
is very user friendly for both
entrants and audience (gallery),
with plenty of parking.
We will be running a progressive test format again this year.
This format allows one to easily
view Junior through Master level
Poodles working. Since we are
running a progressive format, no duel entries of the same dog will be accepted for the Retriever Hunting tests.
(Dual entries will be accepted for PCA’s WC/WCX tests.)
If you plan to attend, please dress for the weather. At
retriever hunting tests it is required for everyone, including the gallery, to wear darker colors. It’s also suggested
to bring something to sit on and water to drink.
Any questions related to the test or for anyone who wants
to volunteer to work, please contact: Linda Miller- [email protected]
Looking forward to seeing everyone at PCA’s Retriever
Hunting Tests!
Linda Miller
Hunt Test Chairperson
Cont. from page 29
Fair Hill is easily accessible from the Interstate 95. Please
join us and celebrate the beginning of a week of Poodles
at the first event of the National: the Tracking Dog and
Tracking Dog Excellent tests!
[email protected]
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Page 32
PCA week is just around the corner and this year we’re offering a free opportunity to unleash the retriever in your
poodle! The first Field Aptitude Evaluation will be held in conjunction with the WC/WCX tests on Sunday, April
25th at Anatidae Farm. Register for the event by 11:00 am and we’ll start at 11:30 am during the lunch break at the
WC/WCX. Experienced trainers will explain the basics of retrieving tests and then work with you and your dog to
bring out the retriever in them. What more
fun could you have than to see your dog’s
retrieving instinct come alive with their favorite toy and BIRDS! This event is geared
to beginners of all ages and sizes. Don’t be
shy – come on out and join in the fun.
To participate in this free event, just register
at the test location by 11:00. Be prepared
to learn and have fun in a very informal setting. See the insert in the PCA Premium
List mailing for more information, or write
me at [email protected]
Better yet, why not come out early and spend
the day watching poodles retrieve ducks on
land in the morning and from water in the
afternoon. You’ll be amazed at the enthusiasm of dogs and handlers as they compete for PCA Working Certificate
and Working Certificate Excellent titles.
For those of you planning to compete in the WC/WCX events, don’t forget to get your entry in early. Closing date
is the same as for all other PCA events. We had a good turnout last year and hopefully with the schedule pushed
back one week this year, we can have even more poodles ready to compete for rosettes, duck bands and a chance
to win a great prize from Oster. If you haven’t experienced them first hand, the grounds and water at Anatidae are
first class and we anticipate another great event this year. Hope to see you and your poodle soon!!! Feel free to
write to me for more information or with any questions you might have.
UC Davis Online Birth Defect Study
Nili Karmi (DVM/PhD student), Dr. Noa Safra, Dr. Danika Bannasch
Researchers in the Bannasch Laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis
are initiating a long term study on canine birth defects (CBD). The birth defects that we are currently targeting
are cleft palate, umbilical hernia (requiring surgical correction) and cryptorchidism. As one part of the study,
we are interested in determining if puppies are predisposed to birth defects when bitches are exposed to certain
environmental factors. In addition, we will also determine genetic causes of these specific birth defects. In order
to address these two issues, we need information about the bitches’ gestational environment as well as DNA
samples from affected and unaffected puppies.
We are asking breeders to use the following link to fill out an online survey about litters born in the last year.
In order to fill out this survey, the breeder will need to have the litter registration information and the ability to
print. If breeders are willing to send DNA samples, contact information is available at the end of the survey.
All information obtained is completely confidential. Go to http://www.offa.org/birthdefectsurvey.html
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Thank you PCA Rescue!
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This poignant letter was emailed to me a month ago. I
always seem to deal with the bad and ugly and rarely
hear of the good. This letter confirms why rescuers rescue and keep coming back and we all need a few of
these letters in our lives. It turned the worst day into
a good day and brings a smile to my face when I don’t
think I can go on. I now share it with you so that you
can see how these dogs lives can be turned around and
how hard we all work to change their lives. I still tear
up when I read it but it still makes my day. My sincerest
thanks to Maris Doege, a tireless volunteer for rescue
through trials and tribulations of her own. To all the
Maris’s out there, my deepest gratitude. To Tucker, you
go boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You make us all so proud.
Sally Poindexter
Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation, Inc.
Well it’s been a year now and have things changed. Life
wasn’t always this good and I still shiver at the thought of
those cold lonely days. Put let me go back and start at the
beginning. My first people were OK for awhile, but for some
unknown reason when I was six months old they abandoned
me. A lady took me in, well sort of; if you count being tied
to a tree in the back yard, for a people dog this was devastating. Then, after three months of this Momma Maris (Maris
Doege – Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club Rescue) showed
up and took me home with her. Oh, it was so great being indoors and with other Poodles again. Then, the next morning
disaster struck Mamma Maris was admitted to the hospital;
fortunately for me her son came and took care of all of us.
If the poor guy had only known what he was getting into!
You see unknown to the humans I had a ton and a half of
fleas which naturally I shared with everyone else.
When Mama Maris came home the problem became that
there was just to many dogs for her to handle in her present
condition. Now what was going to happen to me? It turned
out that Mamma Maris knew of several people willing to
give me a home. But which one would be the best for me?
The one couple already had a poodle and was looking for a
second one and the other lady wanted a poodle to train as her
service dog. Mamma Maris had never placed a dog for training as a service dog before and wasn’t sure it would be the
right home for me. So she called both parties and discussed
the situation with each one and then did some serious thinking and finally decied to place me with the lady who needed
a service dog. I wasn’t so sure about this, but on Saturday
when my new mom and big sister came to get me there was
no longer any doubt in my mind. My new sister was great
and started teaching me things I needed to know on the ride
to my new home.
Then once again tragedy struck. My big sister got sick and
so did I. Mom was doing everything she could for both of
us and our veterinarian was too. Yet, nothing seemed to be
helping. It was looking like mom might lose both of us.
That’s when the phone line started burning up with calls to
everyone mom could think of who might be able to help.
Well on New Year’s Day the answer for me came from some
Flat Coat Retrievers that had the same problem a year before. The next day we were at the Veterinarian’s office and
I had the medication I needed. Now, it was just a matter of
finding the right food that wouldn’t upset my system again.
You, see I have food allergies, or so it turned out. My big
sister wasn’t as lucky however; on January 7th she crossed
the Rainbow Bridge. She’d had a good life for 10 ½ years
and the brain tumor didn’t cause her any real problems until
the last month she was with us.
Two weeks later I started my first obedience training class.
Nothing much to tell here except a friend of mom’s asked her
if she would help her at the dog show in Milwaukee the last
weekend of February. So mom made some phone calls faxed
the paperwork to the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the
next thing I knew I had PAL # and was entered in Rally Novice A at the dog show. What a weekend that turned out to be.
I got to see Mama Maris again, stay in a hotel, and to top it
off I qualified for the first two legs of my Rally Novice title.
Well since then I’ve not only obtained my Rally Novice title
but also my Rally Advanced title and the first leg of my Rally
excellent title; all this while I was working hard at expanding
my service dog talents and learning how to track
The real big event for me over summer was the day I passed
the entrance test and became a member of North Central
Wisconsin K9 Search and Rescue. Yep, I’m ready to help
out people now, just like Mamma Maris and The Greater
Poodle Club of Milwaukee Rescue helped me. It’s taken a
lot of hard work and long hours to get to this point, but I
wanted to make Mamma Maris proud and show the world
what a thrown away, unwanted, neglected, second hand dog
could do with just a little help from people who truly care
and love him.
Mamma Maris your one very special lady; thanks for taking
the time to give me a paw when I desperately needed it.
Tucker, RN, RA, Service Dog, Search and Rescue Dog
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Exciting Rescue News!
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cially welcome for the greater the doubt, the greater the
From Cindy Crawley
PCA Rescue Foundation has several exciting activities
planned for the National Specialty this year. In addition
to many wonderful items for sale at our booth for the
benefit of rescue organizations across the country, the
booth will also feature a “hungry” poodle. The PCA
community is invited to help fill the poodle’s empty
frame with “Rescue Bucks” available for purchase in
various denominations at the booth. All proceeds go
directly to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of
unwanted and abandoned poodles.
New this year is a Cocktail Party at The Fountains on
Tuesday, April 27 from 5-7PM. The Fountains is located at 1800 Sweetbay Drive, right off Route 50 near
the Microtel and Country Inn Suites complex, in Salisbury. Tickets are $30 per person which includes soft
drinks and hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door and advance
ticket purchase is encouraged. Please see the Rescue
pages of the PCA website for purchase details or stop
by the Rescue booth for tickets Monday and Tuesday.
This function will be a joint project for the benefit of
PCA Rescue Foundation and the local Wicomico County humane society. The Salisbury community is being
invited to attend which will give the local population
the opportunity to meet some of “the dog show people”
in a social setting. For more information, you can reach
Cindy by phone at 410.299.5273 or by email – [email protected] .
Anita is highly sought after for lectures and workshops
all around the country. She has limited availability for
new clients, so we are very fortunate to have access to
her. The lecture is free of charge and will be open to the
Salisbury community. Anita will be bringing copies of
her book, “Animal Wisdom: How to hear the animals,”
to PCA for purchase directly from her.
PCA Rescue Foundation
April 28
Where: Da Nang Room
at the Civic Center
When : After theParade of Conformation Champions.
Who: Speaker: Anita Curtis
Animal Communicator
The lecture is free of charge to everyone
Greta owned by Barbara Furbush,
beat out many other canines to this
top dog spot last Fall with a record
number of votes!
Finally, PCA Rescue Foundation will be very pleased
to welcome noted Animal Communicator, Anita Curtis,
as our speaker on Wednesday afternoon, April 28 in the
Da Nang Room at the Civic Center immediately following breed judging and the Parade of Conformation
Champions. Anita discovered her ability to communicate with animals at a young age and has enhanced her
natural ability with advanced training. Do not confuse
what Anita does with Cesar Milan, the so-called “dog
whisperer.” Anita does not train dogs, she helps dogs
who are troubled or ill or in pain. On her website, Anita describes animal communication as “the process by
which impressions, thoughts, images and feelings can
be transmitted and received between beings of different
species.” This is done using telepathy, also referred to
as two-way thought transference. Skeptics are espeThe Poodle Papers
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P.C.A. Foundation News
Take a chance on winning this terrific mini-scooter and support our Poodle Foundation fund raising efforts!
Drawing to be held at PCA. You don’t need to be present to win. Your entry receipt provided by return mail.
Checks should be made out to the Poodle Club of America Foundation.
Please send your check to:
Nancy McGee
208 Crosbytown Rd.
Quitman, GA 31643-5795
Tickets $50.00 per ticket
* Note shipping in the Continental USA only.
Tickets $50.00 per ticket
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News From OptiGen
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From Janet Collins:
During the 4th quarter of 2009 (October 1, 2009-December
31, 2009) OptiGen tested 19 Dwarf Poodles, 81 Miniature
and 69 Toy Poodles for PRA. The breakdown is as follows...
Total Dwarf Poodles tested - 19
Normal - 13
Carrier - 6
Affected - 0
Total Miniature Poodles tested - 81
Normal - 56
Carrier - 24
Affected - 1
Total Toy Poodles tested - 69
Normal - 51
Carrier - 17
Affected - 1
Countries testing this period include...Belgium, Canada,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland,
Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom and USA.
If you have any questions with regard to this message, please
feel free to email me.
Becky Iddings
Administrative Support Associate
OptiGen, LLC
Cornell Business & Technology Park
767 Warren Road, Suite 300
Ithaca, NY 14850
phone: 607-257-0301
fax: 607-257-0353
email: [email protected]
web: www.optigen.com
Possible SA Research
The PCA Foundation has just received a grant proposal
to study the genetics of sebaceous adenitis in Standard
Poodles from Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD. Dr. Pedersen
oversees the Center for Companion Health, which includes
the genetics laboratory, at UC Davis School of Veterinary
The cover note on this 13 page grant proposal states, in
part: ‘We anticipate that dogs with SA will have a specific
genotype in their DLA class II genes, if they follow the
pattern of other autoimmune disorders in other breeds. If
we cannot find such an association, we will at the least be
able to determine how much genetic diversity Standard
Poodles have in their major histocompatibility complex
(DLA) genes. The less diversity, the more apt the breed
is to suffer autoimmune disorders. Also, even if we do not
find anything in the DLA genes, we will still have the DNA
and this could provide the basis for a much more complex
whole genome scan using modern SNP arrays, such as
those developed by Ilumnia. Basically, I am going for the
most obvious genetic relationship in the cheapest and fastest manner.”
The letter does caution that the project will only succeed
if they get enough samples from dogs with histololgically
confirmed SA (they will need 20 to 30 affected and 50 normal Standard Poodles). And, they state that, if someone
cannot afford histological confirmation, and can have their
veterinarian get good skin biopsies of lesions, they can get
their pathology service to confirm the diagnosis for free.
They also note that it is often possible to rescue DNA from
biopsied samples that are in the hands of a private veterinary pathology service.
The Foundation Board President has called for a special
meeting to review this grant proposal in its entirety,
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charity dedicated to research and education projects benetting Poodles. Since its inception in 1989, PCAF’s
generous donors have funded research resulting in DNA tests for inherited conditions, supported Poodle health
screenings and underwritten PCAF’s free annual seminar at the Poodle Club of America’s National Specialty
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are far more frequent in dogs. For example, the estimated incidence of angiosarcoma in humans is around
The following article is reprinted from the Winter 2 in 1 million annually. In contrast, these tumors are
2010 issue of the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s relatively common in dogs, particularly in older (8-13
newsletter Discoveries. Many thanks for permission years old), large breeds, such as German Shepherds,
to share it with our readers. A team led by Dr. Mark Golden Retrievers, and Clumber Spaniels, with an
Neff will be attending PCA this year to give us an overall incidence more than 100 times greater than in
update and collect saliva DNA samples from healthy humans.
poodles for this exciting research.
It was clear from an early stage that dogs offered addiFrom Bark to Bedside - Dogs Point tional advantages for scientific discovery. Because certain breeds of dogs are prone to this disease there must
to Cancer Culprits
be an underlying genetic component that is more comBy Nick Duesbery, PhD.
mon in these breeds than in others. This has thrilled the
scientific community because it should be easier to find
It is exciting when a chance encounter leads to unex- genetic mutations that cause disease. Identifying those
pected insight. In this case, a brief chat with my dogs’ mutations are what could eventually lead to better treatveterinarian set the stage for what is becoming one of ments, not only for dogs, but also for humans.
the most thrilling scientific experiences of my career.
To get our hemangiosarcoma project going, Roe and I
That veterinarian, Dr. Roe Froman, happened to be the organized a small group of scientists at the Van Andel
President of the Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation. Research Institute. With the generous support of the
Roe mentioned that Clumber Spaniels frequently suc- Canine Health Foundation, we began in 2008 a pilot
cumbed to a deadly type of cancer called hemangiosar- study of HSA in Clumber Spaniels. Right away, we
coma (HSA).
identified regions of DNA that were associated with this
disease. This gave us exciting insights into the biology
Coincidentally, I had spent the last decade studying the of HSA that has led to additional research.
molecular biology of human sarcomas and was particularly interested in vascular tumors like fibrosarco- The scale and scope of our project took a dramatic
ma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and angiosarcoma, the human turn in April after President Barack Obama announced
equivalent of HSA.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for
the National Institutes of Health. These funds presentOur discussion and follow-up conversations set in mo- ed an incredible one-time opportunity to transform our
tion a cascade of events that has led to the formation approach to developing new clinical therapies.
of the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC),
a unique nationwide coalition of veterinarians, scien- In collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and
tists, and physicians united by a common goal: using Research Director of the Translational Genomics Renaturally occurring tumors in dogs to help develop new search Institute (TGen) and the Van Andel Research Inclinical treatments for rare cancers in humans.
stitute, and with Dr. Paul Meltzer, Chief of the Genetics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, we quickly
Sarcomas are a type of cancer that develops from mus- laid the plans for an exciting research effort of unpreccle, bones, fat and connective tissues. As a scientist, edented scale and scope. Our core proposal was fairly
I had worked for years with artificial cell cultures in straightforward: take advantage of canine genetics and
the laboratory to understand how sarcomas develop in the high incidence of disease in certain breeds to gain
people. Because human sarcomas are rare — less than insight into the underlying causes of cancer. Then, use
1 percent of all adult malignancies — it is difficult to this insight to guide clinical trials in humans.
study them directly among patients.
But we added an important and novel twist. Our proHowever, many of the sarcomas I find most interesting
cont. on page 41
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cont. from page 40
Additional information about our research, as well as
posal called for the introduction of a revolutionary new
downloadable instructions and consent forms, may be
approach, called personalized medicine, to the treatfound at our website www.vai.org/helpingdogs.
ment of dogs and people. Personalized medicine refers
to the practice of using an individual’s genetic informaDr. Nick Duesbery is Deputy Director of Research Option to guide clinical treatment. It holds the promise
erations for the non-profit Van Andel Research Institute
that therapies tailored to an individual’s genes will inin Grand Rapids, Mich.
crease drug selectivity and response, resulting in better
clinical outcomes.
One major obstacle to the advancement of personalized Thank you!
medicine in humans has been the difficulty in identifying cancer causing genetic mutations in the sea of
genetic differences that exists between people. How- Thank you for all your calls and
ever, because of selective breeding in dogs, this genetic
background is more uniform and changes in the genetic Letters during a very difficult time .
code may be more easily identified.
I truly appreciate all your support and
Recognizing that no one veterinarian, scientist, or physician possesses the breadth of experience to tackle concern for David during this time.
such a complex project we broadened our consortium
to include leading veterinarians, scientists, and physicians from across the nation. The CHCC now includes
With many thank,
more than 25 members from 15 academic, clinical and
private institutions.
Tom Carneal
The National Institutes of Health notified us in October that our grant proposal was selected for funding. From Nancy McGee
Now the hard work must begin. In the first two years of
the project we will focus our efforts on unraveling the VetGen would like to hear from
genetic causes of five cancers, angiosarcoma, osteosarcoma, oral melanoma, malignant histiocytosis and non- breeders who had a vWd problem
Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
in their line, and, after using their
Our goals are ambitious but this is a one-time opportunity to make an incredible difference in the diagnosis
and treatment of cancer — not only in dogs, but also in
humans. If we are to succeed, we will need help from
all quarters. Therefore, I would like to appeal to AKC
affiliated dog owners and breed clubs for help.
Should misfortune strike and your dog is diagnosed
with cancer, please consider asking your veterinarian
to collect blood and tumor samples for our research.
If your dog is healthy but is a member of a breed with
elevated cancer risk, why not ask your vet to collect an
extra tube of blood for us the next time you take your
dog for a check up? Together, with your dog’s help we
can make a difference in the lives of our loved ones.
DNA testing, were able to eradicate
this disease from their line. If you
would like to share your experience,
please contact Ann Arnold at VetGen: [email protected]
“ It’s the friends you can call up
at 4 a.m. that matter.”
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You are invited to the
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wicomico Civic Center DaNang Room, Salisbury, MD
9-9:30 a.m.
9:30-10 a.m.
Introduction and Foundation News
10 a.m.-Noon & 1-2:30 p.m.
What Everyone Needs to Know About Canine Vaccines and
Vaccination Programs.
Our featured speaker, Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, is Professor and Chair of
Pathobiological Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University
of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Schultz is widely recognized for his expertise and
research in immunology and vaccinology, and he’s an excellent speaker! During
the day, we will also have updates on PCA Foundation-supported poodle health
research and a brief session on estate planning for the welfare of our dogs that
outlive us.
Testing Offered at the Wicomico Civic Center during PCA Week
• April27:Blooddraw for ongoing university research and NIH studies on size/form/growth
and cancer genetics. NIH is also seeking samples from white female Standard Poodles age
5 and older for a new DNA study to help determine why whites don’t get the toe cancer
sometimes seen in blacks. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• April27:OptiGenprcd-PRA testing. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• April28:CERFclinic.$30pre-paid.9a.m.to4p.m.(pre-registrationinformationbelow)
• April29-30:(tentative)TexasA&MheartscreeningforatrialseptaldefectinStandard
• VetGenDNAtestkitsforvWDwillbeavailableallweekatareducedcostof$99,with
• Throughouttheweek,ateamheadedbyDr.MarkNeffwillbecollectingsalivaDNA
susceptibility to cancer.
Topre-registerforCERFandheartclinics,[email protected],
April 1, 2010. Walk-ins are welcome at the show if clinic slots are available.
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“All PCA Foundation Seminar videos are now available on DVD. To give you a better idea
of the wealth of knowledge and wisdom offered by these seminars, the PCA Foundation will
be publishing some program highlights in the Poodle Papers. The Fall issue will feature
POODLE TEMPERAMENT, the panel discussion on improving temperament through our
breeding programs. Panelists included respected breeders Joan Scott, Pat Deshler and Glenna
Carlson, with Del Dahl serving as narrator.”
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.
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.
5. 1990 DR. ELAINE ROBINSON on PINPOINTING OVULATION: This video tape will be exceptionally valuable
tool in any serious breeding program.
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
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.
Dr. Gustavo Aquirre discussed PRA in Poodles
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.
13. POODLE TYPE: Dr. Jacklyn Hungerland and Mrs. James Clark discuss what makes a Poodle.
14. ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTION: Dr. Edward Feldman discusses reproduction and the Poodle
16. HEREDITARY DISEASES IN POODLES : Dr. Fran Smith speaks on hereditary diseases in all Varieties. A breeders guide to genetic diseases.
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.
21. CANINE MALE REPRODUCTION: Dr. Autumn Davidson discusses reproduction semen collection and managing
the high risk delivery.
Dr. E. Robinson discusses breeding the infertile bitch.
Jerold Bell discusses genetic disease analysis.
Dr. John Armstrong and Dr. George Padgett discuss “Type” casting, establishing a line, role of DNA mapping in making
breeding decisions.
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Mrs. Pat Hastings leads us in an interactive seminar in solving the puzzle of “Which Puppy to Keep”
Dr. Robert Dunsten, Texas A & M, Presents a prelude to a new study of Sebaceous Andenitis in Poodles $20.00
Mrs James Edward Clark leads a panel of prominent Poodle Breeders who express their views on
“The Successful Raising of a Show Puppy”
Dr.Jerold Bell discusses how breeders
should use the advances in dog genome research in making breeding decisions.
Mrs. Edward Clark discusses various aspects of Poodles and their pedigrees.
Dr. Thomas Graves discusses the research, testing, treatment & management of key genetic diseases.
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In Memoriam
Mackey J. Irick
March 17, 1928 - January 2, 2010
As I grew up in this world of dogs, for me, the most important address I knew was not this country’s 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington D.C, but 26 Commerce St., New
York, New York. This was the home of Mackey Irick and
the Poodle Review. I learned early on that as my interest in
poodles grew, Mackey and this publication were to become
my mantras.
In 1955, with the encouragement of friends and mentors
such as Norman Austin and Anne Clarke, Mackey decided
to provide poodle enthusiasts with a vehicle for exchanging and sharing information. The result was “Poodle Review”, which was one of the first of its kind in the U.S. and
as a result, a model for breed magazines that followed. In
a time when technology was vastly different, no computers,
cell phone, e mail, video, Mackey was the one to go to for
information. From 1955 to 1984 Mackey Irick was the life
and breath of Poodle Review.
His editorial work on the revisions in 1969 and 1975 of The
Complete Poodle, by Lydia Hopkins, are renowned. In 1986
he authored The New Poodle. Both of these books were
where people started when learning about poodles. He received recognition from the Dog Writers Association for this
Mackey was a successful poodle breeder and his record attests to it.. In Volume VII of Poodles in America, the tag line
on his page referred for Ch, High Heritage Heirloom, Ch.
High Heritage Hellzapoppin, Ch. Tophill Tops of High Heritage, and Ch. High Heritage High Copy and declared that
more than 300 champions descended from these four dogs.
He was a long time member of the Poodle Club of America
who would work tirelessly when needed. He was a long time
editorial assistant for the Poodles in America from Volume 1
with Dr. Ivens and all through Frank Fretwells reign. Mackey
served on the Breed Standard Committee in 1978 and again
in 1985 when revisions were made. He was also a member
of the group who worked on Poodle Club of America’s Illustrated Breed Standard. He went on to become an AKC judge
for this breed. For his services over the years to Poodles, the
Poodle Club of America awarded him a gold medallion.
Because of my friendships with Arlene Scardo, Richard
Bauer, and Daniel Augustus I am grateful for having the op-
portunity to have known Mackey Irick. He had the never
ending respect of a parade of poodle breeders . Every breed
should have a Mackey J. Irick. For those of you new to
poodles, who are not familiar with this man, take the time to
go back and learn. As Del Dahl said,“his integrity, his caring
ways, his willingness to help and determination to be both
correct and fair in all that he did , is a template for all of us
to live by. Poodles and Poodle breeders are lucky to have
had him, and the old-timers in the breed realize that we still
benefit today from contributions made by a man many of us
have never met”. There will be generations to come in this
current world of dogs who could take page from Mackey
Iricks example.
Mackey was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also preceded in death by a sister Doris Irick Axson Wells. He is survived by a brother, Ralph Wendall Irick of Florence, South
Carolina and a nephew, Dr. Frank Axson.
Mary Ellen Fishler
Camelot/Halcyon Poodles
David Hoy
I am going to start out by saying all the expected things about
David Hoy. He was born May 30, 1958 and died January 1,
2010. He raised Chinese Cresteds under the Wildwood Kennel name and was Tom Carneal’s partner both in life and
in Standard Poodles, under the Peckerwood Kennel name.
He was a very successful owner handler of the Cresteds and
held his own in the Standard ring. He served in the US Air
Force from 1976 to 1978. He is survived by his mom and 3
brothers and 4 sisters, and Tom.
Now on to the real thing….David was my friend. I spoke to
him on the phone nearly every day. We knew what was happening in each others lives and shared much laughter. I know
there were times when Tom was in the background just rolling his eyes at the stuff we were saying.
David loved animals. He filled his and Tom’s life with them.
There were turtles, chickens (numerous varieties), geese,
ducks, doves, turkeys, sheep, goats, cats, hedgehogs and of
course, the dogs. It was always fun to go to visit Tom & Dave
to see the menagerie. David would give you the rundown of
everything that was happening with the animals and you got
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to go home with fresh eggs and Tom’s homemade pickles.
Tom’s brother made fun of the bottle fed lambs, Laverne and
Shirley, saying they just needed a couch in the pasture to lay
on because David had spoiled them so terribly.
David and I spent a lot of time at dog shows together. His
philosophy was that if we didn’t win, we always had dinner
to go to and have fun. Usually, dinners included at least 6
of us accompanied by a lot of laughter. We got lots of looks
from other customers, but no one could say that we didn’t
have fun.
David started a little saying that we were members of the
Frustrated Owner Handlers Association (FOHA). So I had
purple t shirts made with FOHAA for all us. We wore them
We ventured to PCA two years together. We caravanned one
year and on the way home we were stuck in Reagan funeral
traffic. It was 3 in the morning, with no hotels to be found, so
the 3 vans we had in our caravan stopped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike rest area to get out and walk around. David and
I were a little stir crazy so we started to recite, very loudly,
the credit card theft commercial about the man on the lawn
mower saying he got him some fake nails with the diamonds
on them and he was the prettiest girl in the neighborhood.
Needless to say that generated A LOT of stares!
David was a man of many talents but one of them was not
singing. He loved to sing though and had a song for everything. He could also sing every theme song to the old sitcoms. Who else do you know that knows all the words to the
theme song from the sit com “Maude”??? That’s talent! He
also loved to quote the TV show Will & Grace, so much so
that he named a crested Anastasia Beaverhausen. This was
Karen Walker’s alias and so David and I would say, when
asked what the Crested’s name was “Anastasia Beaverhausen. Anastasia like Russian royalty and Beaverhausen like
where the beaver live.
David also had great talent for making you feel great about
yourself. Every time before I went to the ring, David would
say to me “Just remember, you are …..” and want me to fill
in the blank… I usually gave him my blank stare so that he
would laugh and say “ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!”
Then there was the time in Maxine Beam’s ring that our
friend, Melanie, was so nervous about showing her own standard, so we started singing Culture Club’s Kharmakhameleon to her. I guess we got a little carried away, because we
got some looks then. But Melanie’s hands stopped shaking
quite so bad, even though she hates Culture Club’s music.
David always
thought that everything should
have laughter
to make it complete. That is a
memory I will
always take with
me. So many
times in the
last few weeks,
I have wanted
to pick up the
phone and tell
something funny one
of the dogs had
done because I knew he would get it.
I learned a lot from this situation. I was glad I spoke with
David on the phone the week before he got so sick. I got
to laugh one more time with him and tell him that I loved
him. It meant the world to me. I know I will never take for
granted my friends again. I will remember to say I love you
more often. Hugs will be given more freely. Competition is
just that…competition and friends will always be friends so
learn to forgive more….
David always said he was my fairy godfather. I still feel like
he is still with me, just in a different way. I see it in the three
dogs I have that were David’s, especially when Tux (the
Crested) smiles at me and makes me laugh. I like to think
David is laughing with me.
Denise Agre-Gill
Deagra Poodles
“ It is one of the blessings of old
friends that you can afford to be
stupid with them. “
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Burleigh M. Bauer
Burleigh M. Bauer, an old time Poodle breeder, exhibitor,
judge died at age 94 in Philadelphia January 28, 2010. Burleigh Meeks was born and lived in Dinuba, Cal, before she
married Edwin Bauer, an Architect/Engineer and they then
lived in Pearl Harbor. When the Japanese attacked in 1941,
she returned to the states with two children, while Edwin
designed floating docks to raise the sunken ships in Pearl
Harbor. Burleigh returned to Hawaii where they had a total
of four children Paula, Linda, Alan and Edwin. Burleigh
was an early breeder of Miniature Poodles, her kennel name
was “ILIO” and it was located on the penthouse of one of the
apartment buildings that they built. She was an early associate of Mrs. Henry (Ali) Kaiser and they attended the Garden for many years together. In the early 60’s Burleigh was
divorced, moved to the Philadelphia Main Line, where she
opened a store the “Importer” which she operated for many
years. She traveled all over the far east buying and designing
merchandise for the store.
During her life she was a member of the Poodle Club of
America, their delegate to AKC, and a noted judge. When
she turned the store over to Edwin, her son, she traveled to
the far east, lived in Japan for a while, Florida, and North
Carolina before returning to Hawaii and finally to the Philadelphia area in 2007. In addition to breeding Poodles she
bred and showed Whippets in the 70’s and was a member of
the Dog Writers Association of America. She retired from
judging when an AKC rep thought she knew more than Burleigh; it is a goodthing the conversation was not recorded.
For those who knew Burleigh, she was much appreciated as
smart, outspoken, a “hoot”, and a good dog person. Her non
-dog passion was needle pointing, beading, and she taught
classes in these crafts wherever she was. Her largess in giving pillows, belts, pictures, campaign chairs for watching
dog shows, was well known.
She will be missed by many, and remembrances may be
made by giving to “Take the Lead”, her ashes will return to
the sea near Hawaii, which she loved. Jay Hyman, January
28, 2010 (permission to cross post granted.)
Sent in by Nancy Hafner
Westminster Results
* Note photos are from Miniatures and Standards.
I was not able to get any Toy Photos.My apologies to
the Toy exhibitors. Leslie
Best of Variety & Group 1
Ch Smash JP Moon Walk
Owners: Ron Scott & Debbie Burke
Best of Opposite Sex
Ch Foxmore Xtraordinary
Owners: William Lee & Janet Reed
Award of Merit
Ch Tropical’s House Of The Rising Sun
Owner- Maureen Russo
Best of Variety & Group 4
Ch Splash Di Caprio
Owner: Zuleika Borges Torrealba
Best of Opposite Sex
Ch Amity Mystical Horizon’s Heaven Sent
Owners: Dawn Strumbel & Anne Seppo
Award of Merit
Ch Campostela The Perfect Storm
Owners: Maureen Daigle-Watson & Ellen Phelps & Karin
Ch Surrey Sugar Baby
Owner: Kaz Hosaka
Best of Variety
Ch Dawin Spitfire
Owner: Linda Campbell
Best of Opposite sex
Ch Classique Scaramouche
Owner: Tanis Gardner
Award of Merit
Ch Hillwood Dassin De-Lovely
Owners: Ellen Charles & Karen LeFrak & Wendell Sammet
& Glen Lajeski
Ch Unique Anticipation
Owners: Frances S Esposito MD & Joan E McFadden
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A.K.C. Delegates Corner
Delegate’s Report
The Delegate’s Meeting was held on December 14, 15th,
2009 in Long Beach California after the American Kennel
Club’s Eucanuba National Championship. At the Parent
Club Committee meeting on Monday. Gina DiNardo gave
a report that 133 breeds participated with either supported
entries or specialties. Also,160 breeds participated in the
Meet the Breeds. The overall competition was won by the
Rhodesian Ridgeback booth. Our booth won third prize for
the Non-Sporting group
At this time Tom Davies gave a report on the Realignment
issue and informed the Parent Club Delegates that the committee was going to request to table the motion. All of this
will come up at the March meeting.It will be up to the delegate body whether the issue is pushed for a vote or tabled.
At the meeting on Tuesday, the delegate body voted on four
motions. The first vote on proposed amendment to Chapter
3, Section 8, of Rules Applying to Dog shows - Dog Show
Classifications, which would bring the Bred-By-Exhibitor
requirements in line with all regular classes as defined by
Chapter 11, Section of these Rules - passed.
The second vote on proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Sections 14 & 15, of Rules applying to Dog shows- Dog Show
Classifications, which would allow for awarding Grand
Championship points to Best of Breed or Best Variety of
Breed, Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed or Best of Variety of Breed, Select Dog, and Select Bitch; to Chapter 5,
Section 1, which would allow for a ribbon for Select Dog and
Select Bitch awards in connection with the Grand Champion
of Record title; and to Chapter 16, Sections 6&7 of Rules
Applying to Dog Shows - Championship and (a new) Grand
Championship Awards which would allow for the creation
of awards for the above listed titles. After discussion from
the floor about the name of the title and several amendments
to the motion that did not pass, the delegate body passed
this motion.This was followed by two motion pertaining to
Beagle Field Trail Rules that were also passed.
Then read for voting in the future were two motions. The
first read on Chapter 11, Section 6, of Rules Applying to Dog
shows - Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting
Eligibility, which would eliminate the use of telegrams to
change or cancel entries as telegrams are now obsolete. The
second, read on Chapter 10, Sections 1-6 of Rules Applying
to Dog Shows - Duties and Responsibilities of Show Veter-
ans, which would update the requirements for show veterinarians to better accommodate on-call veterinarians and to
require clubs to inform them of their duties, and to Section
15, Section 1, of Rules Applying to Dog Shows - Protests
Against Dogs, which is intended to include the event committee in the process of removing dogs from the show, to
eliminate the requirement for a form, and to assign the fiscal
responsibility for veterinary expenses.
Mary Ellen Fishler
PCA Delegate
BEACH 2009
This year the Poodle Club of America’s booth won third
place in the Non-Sporting Group competition. It was as
usual a popular booth. The theme this year was the circus.
We had a circus tent , pop corn machine, video, and written
materials (including a wonderful pamphlet put together by
Leslie Newing with all the California affiliate clubs rescue
and referral contact information).
There are many people to thank who helped put the booth
together, worked for two days, brought dogs, and stayed to
take it down. Besides my crew Danny Augustus, Kathy Cohen, Lisa and Scott Wolf;, this booth owes an extra special
thank you to Brad Odagiri (who has been there both years
to set up and take down) and Gloria Heide (who went above
and beyond). Scott and Mary Olund were also a big help.
(Scott is very good at making pop corn) Their friend, Diane,
with her standard Kai, spent two days meeting and greeting
the public.
The Joan Mcfadden and Gail Wolanuik team including Diane Keeler and Cathleen Stockman were on hand while William greeted the public. Peggy McDill as always was there
with her standard. Again to all of the people who helped
work this booth and brought dogs, I appreciate your time
and efforts.
Mary Ellen Fishler
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Thank you to all the people that helped make this Meet The Breeds another
successful event!
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