The dog show magazine celebrating the Toy Group of dog breeds - featuring articles, tips, and information provided with help from breeders, owners, handlers, club members, and judges.
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Ana owned & bred by D R A G I C A ( D I N A ) H U N T E R M E L I T I C A M A LT E S E handled by T I M L E H M A N GCH MELITICA PRIMA BALLERINA ANA PAVLOVA WESTMINSTER BEST OF BREED 2017 AMERICAN MALTESE ASSOCIATION BACK-TO-BACK BEST IN SHOWS REGIONAL AND NATIONAL SPECIALTIES 2017
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PICTURED WINNING BEST IN TOY GROUP SPECIALTY THANK YOU MARK LUCAS
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ETSCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY 2017 BEST VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES ALL VARIETIES BEST VETERAN KC & R IN SPECIALTY Breeder/Owner: BONNIE J. MILLER, DVM AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE VETERANS CLASS
GCHB SANCHI CHOCOPOLOGIE
Handler: Erika Lanasa
ETSCA AWARD: BREEDER OF THE YEAR 2016 (FOR THE 4 th YEAR IN A ROW) CH SANCHI WHAT A SURPRISE Patches Breeder/Owner: BONNIE J. MILLER, DVM Handler: Per Ingar Rismyhr
ETSCA 2017: WD FOR A MAJOR TO FINISH & AWARD OF MERIT (FROM THE CLASSES)
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Bella number one
GCH TUDORHURST BLACK PEARL AT SANCHI
KC & R BITCH ALL BREED & BREED 2017 *
*TNT breed & all breed stats as of 5.31.17
MRS. CAROLYN TAYLOR BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX TO BEST IN SPECIALTY (ALL VARIETIES) ETSCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY 2017 BEST OF OPPOSITE KC & R IN EVERY SPECIALTY SHOWN DURING THE ETSCA NATIONAL WEEKEND
Breeder: ALICIA PENNINGTON | Owner: BONNIE J. MILLER, DVM | Handler: Heather Tauer Reid
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G R O V E S H I R E ’ S C L A S S I C S E N S A T I O N
PROFESSIONALLY GROOMED & HANDLED BY: KIRSTEN MCGREGOR OWNED BY: TERESA LYNN BELL KEALOHAKENNELS .COM BRED BY: PRESTON & MARY LOU GROVES GROVESHI RE .COM
M R . J O H N P . W A D E
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B E S T I N S H O W G R A N D C H A M P I O N
H U N D E R W O O D ’ S J U E X I N T E R D I T S
PROFESSIONALLY GROOMED & HANDLED BY: KIRSTEN MCGREGOR OWNED BY: TERESA LYNN BELL KEALOHAKENNELS .COM
M R . J O H N P . W A D E M R . E D D E . B I V I N
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O w n e d b y : L a u r e n c e D i d i e r , F r a n c e B r e d b y : S o H y a n g K i m , A n g e l a W h i t e M a l t e s e
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M u l t i C H B - B o y o f A n g e l a W h i t e K R Bronze Grand Champion
M a l t e s e B r e e d * No. 1 * T N T b r e e d s t a t s a s o f 5 . 3 1 . 1 7
T hank yo u T on i a & E d gar f o r mak i ng o ur boy sh i n e !
H a n d l e d B y : T o n i a H o l i b a u g h , R h a p s o d y M a l t e s e H a n d l e d b y : E d g a r C r u z G u e v a r a | A s s i s t e d b y : V e r n o r O v a r e s U g a l d e
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Bronze Grand Champion
CH WynDancer Silver Lining
Toy Group 2 under Mr. Fred Stephens
GCH at 12 months under Mrs. Judy Webb
Toy Group 3 under Mr. Luc Boileau
Newly Crowned CH at 10 months and BOB over 10 top ranked specials under Mr. Rodney Merry Palm Springs KC
We are so proud of our home bred boy, who finished his championship at 10 months at Palm Springs KC with two back to back 4 point majors under Mr. Lamont Yoder and Mr. Sean Nichols and then promptly won BOB over 10 top ranked specials under Mr. Rodney Merry. Cooper gained his GCH 8 weeks later, followed by winning the Toy Group under Mrs. Vilas and Group 3 under Mr. Ken Berg, Group 2 under Mr. Fred Stephens, and Group 4 under Mr. Luke Boileau which made him a GCHB and almost a Silver in a few months.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, COOPER HAS PASSED ALL OF HIS HEALTH TESTING AT AGE TWO.
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Cooper GCHB CH & Toy Group Winner under Mrs. Vilas
2016 & 2017 Top20 Cavalier
OWNED BY SUSAN BARRETT, DVM WynDancer Cavalier King Charles Spaniels • wyndancercavaliers.com
BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED BY MR. LUKE SEIDLITZ & TEAM
BRED BY DR. SUSAN BARRETT, DVM www.wyndancavaliers.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
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ON THE COVER: EMMITT AFFENPINSCHER GCHS Tamarin Tailback
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 14 TABLE OF CONTENTS 16 COVER STORY 22 FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joseph Neil McGinnis 28 TOY TALK Bonnie Guggenheim 46 TOY BOX Candids of our Canine Pals 48 LASSIE CAME HOME! Judy Thompson OHA BREED FEATURES 52 AN AFFENPINSCHER ADVENTURE TNT visits with Jackie Stacy 53 JUDGING AFFENS Terry Stacy 54 JUST ANOTHER RATS TO RICHES STORY Kelly Broderick 56 BREEDING AND JUDGING AFFENPINSCHERS Pam Peat 58 TRANSFORMATION FROM CONFORMATION TO QUALIFICATION WITH OUR AFFENPINSCHERS Ken Stowell 60 SO YOU THINK YOU WANT AN AFFENPINSCHER? Sherry Galagan
62 HISTORICAL PHOTO COLLECTION Mari-Beth O’Neill 64 JUDGING THE MANCHESTER TERRIER Rob Herner
TNT VITAL STATISTICS 68 TNT TOP TWENTY TOYS 68 TNT ALL-BREED SYSTEM 70 TNT BREED SYSTEM 72 TNT NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SYSTEM 73 ADVERTISING & SUBSCRIPTION RATES 74 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 14 • T op N otch T oys , J uly 2017
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O N T H E C O V E R
2016 TOY DOG OF THE YEAR #1 AFFENPINSCHER * &
M U L T I P L E B E S T I N S H O W W I N N I N G
T H A N K Y O U J U D G E S MR. HOUSTON CLARK • MRS. ELAINE LESSIG MS. JAN PAULK • MR. DAVID KIRKLAND • MRS. TODDIE CLARK
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*TNT BREED STATS AS OF 5.31.17
G C H S T A M A R I N T A I L B A C K
OWNED BY DOYLE & CAROL GIROUARD
BRED BY TAMARIN KENNELS
PRESENTED BY ALFONSO ESCOBEDO & ASHLIE WHITMORE
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smooth coat Chihuahua
smooth coat Chihuahua
*TNT BREED STATS AS OF 5.31.17 **TNT ALL BREED STATS AS OF 5.31.17
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B E S T I N S P E C I A LT Y S H O W W I N N I N G
G C H S C H D A RTA N W O W FA C T O R O F J O S A M X G C H C H K N O C K O U T F I R E B A L L
Durango Kennel Club TOY GROUP 2 UNDER SANDY WHEAT
Durango Kennel Club OHBIS UNDER EVA BERG
Durango Kennel Club TOY GROUP 3 UNDER KEN E. BERG
any other! unlike
Holland Michigan Kennel Club TOY GROUP 4 UNDER DOUGLAS GAUDIN
Utah Valley Kennel Club TOY GROUP 4 UNDER TERRY STACEY
Intermountain Kennel Club TOY GROUP 4 & OHBIS UNDER JOE WALTON
Special thanks to Joe Walton, Pat Trotter & Eva Berg for awarding Izzie OWNER HANDLED BEST IN SHOW in May!
5 group placements in May! Thank you to each judge who found Izzie among some of the most beautiful dogs in the country! Flash!
Bred by Knockout Chihuahuas - Passion for the whole dog - Rachel K. Green - email@example.com - www.knockoutchihuahuas.com ALL BREEDING STOCK OFA CLEAR - ALWAYS BREEDER-OWNER-HANDLED
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If you’re like me—and let’s hope you’re not—you want to know what makes things tick. I’ve spent my life disman- tling things, then putting them back together (with mixed results), simply because I wanted to know how they worked. My parents were always mystified as to why, two days after Christmas, even the most expensive and stur- dy of games or gadgets was quite suddenly, irreparably, impaired. Nothing was safe from my inquiring hands and
mind. Most of the stuff I messed up was my own, although the episode of the neighbor’s lawn- mower is best left undiscussed. In any case, sadly, I don’t think I’ve changed one bit. And so it was that I approached a recent experience with childlike glee: I got to experience, up close and personal, the work quietly done by one of dogdom’s most important personnel: THE UNFLAPPABLE, INDISPENSIBLE, ALMOST INVISIBLE STEWARD.
In truth, I’d stewarded many times, but not since the Selects and Owner Handled awards have been added to the books. Even back then it was not a simple job, and I’m still not sure the average exhibitor realizes exactly just how much the post demands of the woman or man with the clipboard. The Steward is, indeed, almost invisible. But vital. The first responsibility is to make sure the judge’s work environment is clean, organized and contains the
During this outbreak of the canine influenza virus, clubs should be encouraged to take extra precautions such as providing hand sani- tizers and sanitary wipes ringside, posting signs reminding handlers to practice good sanitation, disinfecting common use areas such as grooming tables, show floors and x-pens, and assuring a veterinarian is onsite. Several weeks ago the Judges Operations Department reiterated to all judges that the best practice is to let the exhibitor show the mouth and to sanitize their hands between examinations. However, it is ultimately up to the club to determine what is best for their event, their club, and their exhibitors given the specifics of their situation. This could include the cancel- lation of their event. This decision, and the timing of the decision, is up to the club. AKC staff should support a club’ s decision and provide assistance in any way possible. If a club cancels their event, the same proce- dures will be required as when events are can- celled due to weather. This includes: Notifica- tion to the AKC; Notification to judges, ven- dors, sites, and other contracted individuals and organizations; Usage of social media and/or direct contact (ex: Email) to notify exhibitors; If a club decides to fully refund all entries, the cancelled event/day will not count against their annual limits. If the club does not fully refund entries, the club will be responsi- ble for submitting event reports, entry infor- mation, and AKC recording/service fees. Additionally, the event/day will count toward their annual limits. If a club wants to discuss the situation further, please refer them to Guy Fisher, Manager of Club Development. Guy can be reached at Guy.Fisher@akc.org or (919) 816-3705. Doug Ljungren, VP of Sports & Events Those of us old enough to remember the scourge of Parvo felt chills run down our spines. We hope warnings were posted early enough to avoid a widespread epidemic. I want to thank all those who rushed to stem the spread of this dreaded ailment and ensure the health of our dogs and our sport. I’ll see you next month. I pray you and your dogs will be in Top Notch Shape!
proper tools so he or she can concentrate on the job. Secondly, of course, one must keep extreme-
ly accurate records of everything happening in the ring, what time it happens, and who should be standing where. There are a myriad of other tasks required of the Ring Steward. Probably the most obvious job ring stewards perform is, of course, dispensing armbands to excited exhibitors who are not always on time and not always polite. Regardless of what happens, the ring steward must stay on top of things, think about four minutes ahead of everyone else, and remain friendly and courteous at all times. It’s not always easy to do. Stewarding ranges from a very prestigious and cushy position at some shows to sheer drudgery when stuck out in the heat, sleet, muck or mud. But wherev- er it’s done, the job is a wonderful chance to learn more about dogs, people, and procedure. I’ve always found it fascinating and did again today. I’d do it again tomor- row. In fact, I am. The innate curiousity that drove me into Pre- Med/Psych, in order to understand (and perhaps aid) the ways in which the human mind and body work should have driven me to veterinary school, I guess, given my love of animals. Luckily, many people smarter than I did just that, especially now when we’re in the middle of a crisis. All of us at shows or receiving bulletins waited anxiously for answers concerning the rumored outbreak of Canine Influenza. It’s not a rumor and the dog fancy was quick to react. AKC’s VP of Sports & Events issued a guideline to Clubs which was of immense help: HOW TO HANDLE THREAT OF CANINE INFLUENZA FROM AKC To all Sports & Events staff - In order to provide a common response to club inquiries regarding options on how to handle their upcoming event due to dog health concerns, the following information is being provided to the Sports & Events staff. Please pass this on to your staff.
FROM THE EDITOR EMERITUS JOSEPH NEIL Mc GINNIS
For more information about Canine Influenza, see https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx
photo by Odalys Hayes
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G C H L u f f e y l a n d ’ s
TOY GROUP ONE Judge Mr. John Constantine Georgio is The Leader of The Toy Dog Parade On Memorial Day!
Bred & Owned By: Thomas & Margaret Luffey
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G C H L u f f e y l a n d ’ s
TOY GROUP TWO Judge Mrs. Nancy Smith Hafner Rain, Rain, Went Away, Little Georgio Gets To Play!
Presented By: Harry Bennett & S. D. Rowan Jr.
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Justin GCH LAMPLIGHTER BENDILL IT’S JUST A TAIL 4 No. BREED * BREEDERS/OWNERS/HANDLERS: Mark Benson BendillSilkyTerriers@juno.com Barbara Beissel BarbaraBeissel@aol.com
* TNT breed stats as of 5.31.17
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SILKY TERRIER * 1 No.
GCH ASLETT LAMPLIGHTER PAWS N TAILS * TNT breed stats as of 5.31.17 Vickie
BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLER: Barbara Beissel | BarbaraBeissel@aol.com
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by BONNIE GUGGENHEIM TNT Advertising Director & Associate Editor QUESTION AND ANSWERS ETCETERA
W e often get asked for ways to make advertis- ing easier and thought we’d share a few tips that may help... 1. Select the right photo or photos. Make sure it is a clear, well-focused picture and that it is nei- ther too light nor too dark. If it is a color photo to appear in a black and white ad, take another look—when colors are con- verted to grayscale some things can change. Your beautiful black dogs, so strikingly enhanced by the red jacket you’re wearing, can disappear when that red turns to very, very dark gray. We can do things on this end to help the situation, but if you have a choice, always choose the photo with the most contrast. Stick to a mailing label on the back of the photo and identify the photo with at least your name; preferably, your name and address and the dog’s name. (The use of a mailing label for this purpose may save you headaches: ballpoint ink on the back of a photo never completely dries, and can smear.) If using more than one photo, label them A, B, etc. and mark your ad copy accordingly. 2. Type or print ad copy. We do our level best to avoid errors but sometimes handwritten ad copy can cause prob- lems. Your best bet is to type or print the ad copy on a separate piece of paper and enclose it with your photos. 3. Design? If you know exactly how you want the ad to look, draw it out and we’ll try to get as close as possible. If like most, you’re not sure, leave it up to us. It helps to know a little about your preferences, though: if you HATE yellow… tell us. 4. Highlight important facts. If some parts of your ad copy need special treatment, like bold letters or italics, mark that on your ad copy, too. 5. Check copy! Read over your ad and check to make sure everything’s spelled the way you want. Dogs’ names are especially hard for us to check because there may not be a handy directory! The more exact the copy, the less likelihood of error. 6. Remember: Less Is Better. The more words, the smaller the photo will be, and let’s face it—a picture is worth 1,000 words… 7. Cropping? If a photo is to be cropped, please advise. DO NOT cut it or mark on it—we will do all that without damaging the photo. By the same token, if a photo is NOT to be cropped, tell us that, too. Often, especially with Toy dogs, designers will crop off the trophy presenter so the dog will be larger in the ad. However, we’d hate to cut off the president of the parent club by mistake! If you don’t want anyone removed, let us know 8. Payment. Is your payment enclosed? Enclosing a check will avoid any delay in processing your request, or you can provide credit card information. Make sure you include the complete number and expiration date.
A word about electronic files: we can accept photos in JPEG for- mat no less than 300 dpi on disk or via email, but send early—we need time to make sure every- thing’s fine. Nowadays many peo- ple use private ad designers for their ads. We welcome it. Ad specs for the magazine are available for their use. Just ask.
ADVERTISING IS VERY IMPORTANT Placing ads on a regular basis helps fanciers to recognize your kennel name, your commitment to the breed and your accomplishments. Many of us are familiar to one another from ringside, but at shows there is precious little time to talk. Even at Specialty Shows it’s often hard to quiz fellow breeders about their stock, its strongest points and their future breeding plans. It’s a great privilege to sit down, page through a magazine and find out what we need to know. These pages are, of course, the place where we should say what we need to say. There is no substitute for the printed word. An ad with your latest win or your exciting, upcoming litter is the very best way to get the information across to the people you want to reach. And in an international magazine like TNT reaches more serious Toy lovers than any other source. Over a period of time, if you advertise consistently people will realize that you are in dogs for good. They will notice that you have quality dogs with great pedigrees and that you can work with people successfully. If you don’t let people know you are seri- ous, you’re wasting your time and money. In addition, advertis- ing your accomplishments on a regular basis lets people know you’re not in it for a quick buck. Many people quit after five years. This is why many breed- ers and exhibitors are wary of new people. So get the word out by advertising that you have survived and are in the game to stay. Everyone wants to get mileage from their advertising dollar and this is why placing an ad in TNT will have lasting effects: it is a KEEPER magazine. I look forward to working with you and just getting to know you better. Together we can plan an ad campaign that will be beneficial and reasonable. Call or email me so we can Talk Toys! Bonnie firstname.lastname@example.org 512-971-3280
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A riana R O S E M E R R Y S I R E : C H . V E S T A C K ’ S D R A G O N F I R E D A M : C H . R O S E W O O D ’ S C O N S T A N T C O M M E N T
G R A N D C H A M P I O N
T H A N K Y O U J U D G E
G L O R I A K E R R
N U M B E R T H R E E B R E E D * P R E S E N T E D B Y : A N D Y L I N T O N | B I L L & T A F F E M C F A D D E N B R E D & OW N E D B Y : E L I Z A B E T H & G A R Y H A I N S | A R I A N A T O Y M A N C H E S T E R S | E H A I N S @ C E N T U R Y L I N K . N E T
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CH GCHB ET ' S Hot Toddy For Micdic # 1 OWNER HANDLED * CH PIZZA' S PAPARAZZI NA OAJ X CH ET ' S LUCKY CHARM
Judge RICHARD LOPASCHUK
Breeders: TAMMY & ELTON FORTNEY/MICHELLE & RICHARD NAVARRE | Owners: MICHELLE & RICHARD NAVARRE
*AKC NOHS STATS AS OF 6.1 .17
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New Champion Z I E G F E L D H A R T E N R O C K M E A M A D E U S G C H B Z I E G F E L D H A R T E N C L A S S I C R O C K X C H Z I E G F E L D H A R T E N F O R E V E R F R I E N D S
AMMO F INI SHED HI S CHAMPIONSHIP IN GRANDE STYLE WI THIN 3 WEEKENDS WI TH 4 MAJORS AT JUST 6 MONTHS OLD! LINDA TILKA
G R A N D E S T Y L E P O O D L E S | P O O D L E P E N T H O U S E . C O M | P O O D L E P E N T H O U S E @ G M A I L . C O M
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Thank you to all the Judges for the many wonderful compliments on this boy! Spanky Oakhurst SILVER GRAND CHAMPION OAKHURST ’S GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN AMERICA Best in Show JUDGE MRS. POLLY SMITH
*AKC NOHS stats as of 5/23/17 **TNT all breed stats as of 4/30/17
NOHS * # 1
2017 NOHS * # 2
ALL BREED **
Owner Handled by MARIBETH MITCHELL BOPP | BREEDER OF MERIT | 412-310-5499
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MULTI-GROUP PLACING, WESTMINSTER SELECT, NATIONAL REGIONAL AOM
She’s Electric! Ellie
No. 1 CHINESE CRESTED FEMALE *
Thank you to all the judges who have recognized her quality with Breed, Specialty, and Group wins! Handled by
VICTOR HELU Owned by JACQUI DIPIETRO & ARLENE BUTTERKLEE Bred by ARLENE BUTTERKLEE
*TNT breed & all breed stats as of 5.31.17
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OWNER HANDLED SILKY TERRIER BITCH *
*AKC NOHS STATS AS OF 5/30/17
GCH TESSIER WYNTUK MERCY ME
Owner Handler: Jody Rober ts upt i k18@yahoo . com
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K E E P E R OF T H E F L AME CH SHAB R I ’ S MONTANYA DE OS I TO x GCH GENB ROOK ’ S P L AY I N ’ WI TH F I R E
OWNED, BRED & LOVED BY GARY & VICKI STILES
© CANDID PHOTO BY STEVEN ROSS
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R B I S G C H B T R E A S U R E S Playing with Fire
Thank you Judge ROBERT STEIN, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
Always Breeder/Owner Handled by KAREN A . WARNCKE Havanese Treasures | havanesetreasures.net Havanese Treasures
©Erika Venci Photography Erika Venci Photography
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MBISS, GCH Wenrick’s N’ Palaquins They Call Me Mr. Bates
BATES WON BACK TO BACK ASTC REGIONAL SPECIALTIES
THANK YOU Charlotte Patterson Breeder Judge Joe Walton
Rita Holloway (pictured) | David Kirkland | Garth Morgan-Jones | Darryl Vice Charlotte Patterson | Shawn James Nichols | John Ramirez Bred and Owned By: Wendy Paquette | Professionally Handled By: Michelle M. Jones | Assisted By: Mackenzie S. Jones THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING JUDGES FOR BATES’ MOST RECENT GROUP PLACEMENTS...
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B e s t i n S p e c i a l t y S h o w W i n n i n g | G r o u p P l a c i n g
BISS GCH. TEGS LET'S HAVE A PARTY # 11
*TNT breed stats as of 5.31.17 **TNT all breed stats as of 5.31.17
Solo had a great weekend at the Chihuahua Club of Michigan Specialty!
Douglas Gaudin and Judy Webb for finding Solo and loving his beautiful type.
Bred by : Gerry &Tammy Desjardins | Owned & Presented by : Jennifer Snyder | Co-Owned by : Sylvia Farkas | www.marelto.com NEWS FLASH: GROUP 2 THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND UNDER SHELLEY HENNESSY.
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N E W
BRED & OWNED BY DESEREA BUCKMASTER
HANDLED BY TRISH KULESSA & KEN LAMBERT
C H A M P I O N D R E A M T I M E S A L L S T A R A N N I E
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AMERICAN CHAMPION SOUTH FORK’S Key to My Heart Colby
WINNING BOTH SIDES IN CANADA
Thank you BEST OF BREED JUDGE RICHARD PACQUETTE
Chelsea CHELSEA PUPPY GROUP 2 AT 4 MONTHS OLD SOUTH FORK’S Dancin in Fashion
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LASSIE CAME HOME! by JUDY THOMPSON OHA Just Judy’s Thoughts
W hen I was a child I devoured every dog novel I could find in our elementary school library. My favorites included Lad: A Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune, Big Red, by Jim Kjelgaard, and most mem- orably, Lassie Come-Home, by Eric Knight. In the Knight novel, a prize winning Rough Collie has a strong bond with the boy of the family, Joe. When financial hardship hits the family, they are forced to sell Lassie to the Duke of Rudling. Lassie escapes repeatedly in an effort to go home to Joe, and final- ly the Duke takes her eight hundred miles from Joe’s home in Yorkshire to a remote part of Scotland. Despite many hardships and perils, Lassie finally finds her way home to Joe. This, of course, was a fictional account. But would a dog actually be able to find the family she loves from such a distance? Did you know that the 1993 film “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” was based on a true story? Two dogs and a cat found their way home through 250 miles of Canadi- an wilderness! Over the years, from the sixties to the present day, I have been fascinated by accounts of dogs travel- ing very long distances through chal- lenging conditions to reunite with their families and loved ones. During the Vietnam war, a dog named Troubles was taken with his han- dler, William Richardson, into the war zone in South Vietnam. Richardson was wounded, taken to a hospital 10 miles away, and Troubles was abandoned. Three weeks later the dog showed up at headquarters in An Khe. He searched the tents and finally fell asleep on a pile of Richardson’s clothes. Pero, a four-year-old working sheep- dog, traveled 240 miles in two weeks to return to his previous home in Wales. Bucky, a black Labrador, was placed with a family in Virginia. A few weeks later he was found just a few miles from his former home in South Caro- lina, a distance of some 500 miles. In both cases, microchips confirmed the dogs’ identities.
There is no shortage of stories of dogs navigating many miles to return home. Tony, a mixed breed, was giv- en away when the Doolens of Illinois moved to Michigan. Six weeks later Tony arrived in East Lansing, a distance of 260 miles. He was recognized by a notch his owner had carved into his col- lar. Recently, a dog walked 11 miles to return from his new owner to his for- mer foster owner. Amazingly, the dog had been taken by car and returned on foot, so there were no sensory clues for him to utilize. He could not have followed his own scent trail. Recently, a story was posted on the AKC website about Molly, a German Shepherd dog. Molly had disappeared from the home of the McDonald family of North Carolina and had been miss- ing for four years. One morning she appeared at their front door. Again, her microchip confirmed her identity. So how does science explain how dogs seem to magically find their way back to their families over great dis- tances? Do dogs have some kind of internal GPS system or an internal com- pass? There are some theories we can explore, though the answer remains a mystery. Clearly, dogs have intense olfac- tory abilities. So can they use olfac- tory cues and odor plumes to navigate? Dogs move along overlapping circles of familiar scents. So a dog might pick up a scent of something familiar, which might point it to another familiar scent, and so on. Some mammals rely on magnetic fields. The ears of most mammals and the beaks of some birds contain cells heavy in iron, That may cue them into a magnetic direction. Many animals navigate by orient- ing themselves along the north- south lines of the Earth’s magnetic fields. We could look at sun
Some mammals travel with the help of sonar and infrasound, while oth- ers rely on visual landmarks. It is pos- sible that dogs use a combination of all these abilities. Finally, we can move from science to psychic abilities. Dr. Joseph Rhine of Duke University has studied cases of Psi trailing in animals, and his studies have been documented in the Journal of Parapsychology. Psi trailing refers to cases in which all known sensory cues have been eliminated, and the animals are using psychic abilities, or what we may call a homing instinct, to locate their families. In a study in 1962, there were 54 documented cases (28 dogs, 22 cats and 4 birds) in which animals successfully used Psi trailing to find their way home from long distances. It is too bad that Troubles, Bucky, Pero, Molly and Tony cannot speak and tell us how they made their incredible journeys.
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AN AFFENPINSCHER ADVENTURE TNT VISITS WITH JACKIE STACY
What is your most special mem- ory about one of your homebreds? G Ch Tamarin Tug (Taser) is the top-winning Ameri- can bred Affenpinscher in the history of the breed. Phil and Patty Smith of Scottsdale, Ari- zona owned and campaigned this dog throughout the country, thus allowing an Affenpinscher of this quality to be showcased for the fancy. This spurred great interest in the breed because of his type, temperament and presence. What made you and your hus- band decide to breed Affens? When Terry and I moved to Califor- nia in 1996, I wanted to be involved in breeding and showing dogs again. It had to be a dog that was portable and able to be kept as a pet and a show dog without compromising either of those aspects. The Affenpinscher was a perfect fit! What was the best decision you made that contributed to the suc- cess of your Tamarind dogs? We purchased Periwinkle En-La Ms. Munster from Wade Koisten (bred by Elizabeth Chamberlain), and bred her to Yarrow’s Super Nova (owned by Beth Weigart). That litter pro- duced five champions. Her daughter, Ch Tamarind Tulip, was then bred to Ch Ceterra’s Little Black Sambo, (bred by Lorna Spratt and Sherry Galagan from Winnipeg, Canada) and shown by Delores Burkholder and C.L. Eudy. We discovered Sam in his senior years and he had been utilized lightly as a stud. This mating really clicked and resulted in two national specialty and two Best in Show winners. Another decision we’ve adhered to is never be kennel blind. What is most different about breeding and showing Affens as opposed to other Toy breeds? Affenpinschers cannot be forced. Temperament is inherited; personal- ity is developed and allows them to be comical, yet serious.
Where do you think today’s group of Affen breeders are los- ing their way and where are they most succeeding? Overall they are doing great—just look back to Affenpinschers 25 years ago. They are now a breed to be right- fully considered in many Toy groups. If you could give one piece of advice to an amateur handler what would it be? Watch, listen and learn. What do you see professional handlers do that someone new to the sport could learn from? I see professional handlers spend an incredible amount of time socializing, training and conditioning their dogs. This is a discipline that should always be remembered by anyone in the breed, new or old. The most talented profes- sional handlers possess the skill to pres- ent the Affen in the desired “shaggy, but neat” appearance. This is an oxy- moron for sure, but a goal to always strive for. What would you say to an owner handler who says only the “faces” win? Watch, listen and learn. What makes for a rewarding day of judging? Happy dogs, happy exhibitors and happy show chairs. Viewing the entire Toy group, what is the biggest area of improve- ment in the last 25 years and what area needs work? Grooming and showmanship. Type seems to evade many—type is what matters most. You’ve had so much success as a handler, breeder and judge. What’s next for Jackie Stacy? Hopefully many more years of breed- ing and continuing to improve the Affenpinscher breed; and enjoy judging throughout the world.
BIO Mrs. Jacqueline L. Stacy of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, began exhibiting dogs in 1958. Her father allowed her to choose her own breed. Mrs. Stacy chose Pomeranians and eventually bred and showed over 50 champions. Under the Tamarin Affenpinscher pre- fix, Mrs. Stacy and her husband and fellow judge, Terry Stacy, have pro- duced over 100 champions, owned or bred 11 national specialty win- ners, ten all-breed Best in Show win- ners, the top-winning American-bred Affenpinscher in breed history, 2008’s number-one Toy dog and the breeder of the first beige Affenpinscher to win the national specialty and multiple best in shows. As a licensed professional handler, she showed the Maltese Ch. Keoli’s Small Kraft Warning to first in the Toy Group at the 1984 AKC Centennial Show. Mrs. Stacy has been a member of the American Pomeranian Club for over 25 years, serving on their board as director, treasurer, standard-revision committee member and judges’ men- tor. She judged their national special- ties in 1996 and 2013. A longtime member of the American Maltese Association, Mrs. Stacy judged the club’s 2008 national, served as the newsletter editor, vice president and president of the Affenpinscher Club of America and spearheaded the creation of the club’s first Illus- trated Standard. Mrs. Stacy serves as a breed mentor.
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by TERRY STACY
I t is so important to learn all one can about a breed and how to interpret the Breed Standard. However, when it really comes down to picking, there is nothing bet- ter than seeing live animals and think- ing how you prioritized what you have learned. Having been in dogs now for over 60 years and an Affenpinscher breeder since 1998, I think talking to a breeder asking what they feel is most important when they look at an entry where sel- dom they see the ideal one. Each of us sees the breed a little differently but knowing what a long time breeder who has seen some good ones looks for is certainly a good tool. I first look for a square, up-on- leg dog or bitch that exhibits correct attitude and presence, as well as, a typical head. Long and low seems to be the drag of this breed, although the standard allows dogs or bitches to be 9 ½ to 11 ½ inches. I look for ani- mals that are 10 to 11 and have a sturdy appearance. Weedy, fine-boned dogs
with no substance seem to always be a problem with those at the bot- tom of the standard. Big, heavy-boned dogs are not seen as prevalent but are also incorrect. Affenpinschers fall into my think- ing as a “head” breed. Look for a head in balance with the body—not the large, domed head of a Griffon. Round, medium-sized, dark eyes are so impor- tant to getting the correct “monkey- like” expression. The length of muzzle should be approximately the distance between the eyes. Short turned up muzzles are not desirable and are seen too often. The nose should have wide open nostrils and it is most impor- tant for the under jaw to be wide and allow room for the slightly under- shot bite. All in all, the expression is most important. A harsh coat that is about 1 inch long is what the standard calls for. That said, texture is important. Less harsh coat is always on the cape legs and stomach. I really like the description of “Shaggy but Neat” that the standard asks for.
Correct Affen movement might best be described as jaunty. We do not want to see a lot of drive and reach nor speed. Taking a class around at a moderate pace should always be the best way to find the proper movement. Of course, this breed should go down and back in a straight line and the legs should converge toward the center as speed increases. When the dog stops, the rear legs should be underneath the set of the tail. The topline should be level both standing and in motion. Although the standard allows for a docked tail, the natural tail that is slight- ly curved is a quality I look for. I feel it really enforces the monkey-like look that we want. Tails that curve severe- ly over the back or turn to the side are undesirable. All over picture and balance that incorporate most of what I mentioned should always be what you look for. The Affenpinscher Club has a very well done Illustrated Standard that I highly recommend.
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JUST ANOTHER RATS TO RICHES STORY A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AFFENPINSCHER’S RISE FROM STABLE TO SARDI’S by KELLY BRODERICK, Affenpinscher Club of America Historian
W hile the exact origins of the Affenpinscher are a mystery, we do know that by the 1400s, small wiry-coated dogs were rat hunt- ers in the stables of central Europe. They were brought inside to protect the household from vermin and to serve as watchdogs, and soon settled into the life of companion dogs. By the 1800s, Affenpinschers and Zwergaffenpinschers (dwarf) were known in Germany. The larger Affen- pinscher was mostly extinct by the 1900’s due in part to its use in the devel- opment of the Schnauzer. The “Zwerg” was dropped from the name of the smaller breed, what we now know sim- ply as the Affenpinscher. Miniature Schnauzers and Affen- pinschers were registered as “Wire Haired Miniature Pinschers” in the first Volume of the Pinscher Klub in 1902. In the second volume in 1903, the Affen- pinscher is listed as a separate breed for the first time. Affens became popular in Munich in the 20s and 30s, especially with German film stars and fashionable ladies, but numbers declined sharply during WWII and never rebounded. The first Affens known to be import- ed to the U.S. and registered with the AKC were brought here in 1935 by Bes- sie Mally. Little is known about Mrs. Mally, other than she and a couple of friends were able to convince the AKC to recognize the breed in 1936, very quickly and without forming a parent club. Her friends with Affens included Henrietta Proctor Donnell Reilly, founding member of the New York-based Progressive Dog Club, and Evalyn Walsh McLean, last owner of
the Hope Diamond. It’s said that Mrs. McLean often attached the diamond to an Affen’s collar, and that more than once a serious search of the grounds had to be undertaken when the Affen returned to her without the diamond! Another shining star of the 30s was “Waif”, an Affen owned and trained by Jeffrey Sayre. Once part of Sayre’s vaudeville dance specialty act, Waif went on to co-star with Shirley Temple in two films, “Stowaway” and “Wee Willie Winkie.” Before the breed could catch on, WWII put a stop the import of Affens and breeding here also came to an end with the last registered litter being whelped June 24, 1940. For nine years, no Affens were registered. Then in 1949, Mrs. Evelyne Brody imported Bub v. Anwander, who became the first U.S. champion and the first Affen to place in the Toy Group. She went on to establish the Cedarlawn kennel, one of the foun- dations of the breed in this country. Other important breeders in the ear- ly days of the American Affen include Mrs. Walter Kauffman and daughters Helga and Louisa (Walhof), and Arthur and Mary Harrington (Aff-Airn). They were followed by Emily Kinsley (Aff- Kins), Lucille Meystedt (Balu), Tobin Jackson (Deer Run) and Florence Stroh- maier (Flo-Star). The original AKC standard, approved Sept. 15, 1936, was taken from the Pin- scher-Schnauzer Klub standard in place at that time. The German standard later changed, no longer accepting colors other than black, upon which many current standards are based, including FCI. The AKC standard stated, “…The best color is black, matching his eyes
The cover of “This Week” featuring Aff-Airn A Go Go Kins.
and fiery temperament. However, black with tan markings, red, gray and other mixtures are permissible.” It also called for the ears to be “..set high, pointed and erect, usually clipped to a point” and the tail “Cut short, set and carried high.” About the size of the Affen it was written, “The smaller dog, if of charac- teristic type, is more valuable, and the shoulder height should not exceed 10¼ inches in any case.” This standard was in place until 1990, after the AKC had requested all parent clubs revise their standards to conform to a specific outline. The stan- dard was again revised in 2000, after clarification about acceptable colors, their names and a couple of other issues
“THE FIRST AFFENS KNOWN TO BE IMPORTED TO THE U.S. AND REGISTERED WITH THE AKC WERE BROUGHT HERE IN 1935 BY BESSIE MALLY.”
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1949: Bub v Anwander, imported by Evelyn Brody becomes the breed’s first American champion. He makes additional breed history by placing in the Toy Group at Rockford, IL. 1954: Walhof Quita, owned and bred by Mrs. Walter Kauffmann becomes the first Affen to earn a CD. 1965: First meeting of the Affenpin- scher Club of America is held in New York State. 1966: Affenpinscher puppy, Aff-Airn A Go Go Kins is on the cover
was requested. The first revision’s major changes included changing the shoulder height and allowing ears and tails to be natural or cropped/docked. The parent club’s membership felt the height requirement was resulting in Affens that were no longer a “sturdy, compact dog with medium bone, not delicate in any way,” as stated in the current standard, which calls for a preferred height at the withers of 91/2- 111/2 inches. While the standard allows for natural or altered ears/tails, today Affens are almost always shown natural and the only cropped/docked ones seen are those bred for profit. Since its recognition in 1936, when it and the Puli brought the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 107 (the total number of dogs registered that year was 84,475), the Affen has remained the rar- est of the Toy Group. Affens continue to be ranked low in the number of AKC registrations; in 2016, they were ranked 149th out of 189. Registrations have slowly, but steadily increased from the less than 150 registered in the 1950s through the more than 550 in the 1980s. Why aren’t Affens more popular? It isn’t due to their incredibly engaging “big dog in a small package” personal- ity or even their penchant for resisting housebreaking. It is more due to prob- lems when breeding them, with the breed experiencing a very high neonate mortality rate. This is not a new issue, even in an article published by the PSK in the 50s it was noted how difficult it was to breed Affens. NOTABLE AFFENS: 1938-1943: The first Affenpinscher is shown at Westminster. Henrietta Proctor Donnell Reilly’s import Niki V Zwergteufel wins Breed for six consecutive years. Kennel mate Everl v.d. Franziskusklause wins for the next four years. No record of Reilly’s kennel name (Etty Haven) is found in Affenpinscher stud books.
of “This Week” magazine newspaper supplement.
1966-67: Walhof Bit O’ Spice O’ JeBil first female red champion. Je-Bil’s Yogi Bear first male Toy group winner. 1978: El Cocagi Kamehameha becomes the first Affen awarded a Best In Show. “Bear,” shown by Bob Sharp, was awarded the honor by Mr. Wil- lis at the Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club show on June 11. 1980: The first “unofficial” Affenpin- scher National Specialty is held and Miss Iris de la Torre Bueno gives El Cocagi Kamehameha Best of Breed. There were 5-point majors in both sexes. 1980: Ch. Me Own TG’s Smoke Signal, owned and trained by Vicki Hart Schlierer, is the first Affenpinscher to gain a UD. 1981: The first Affen bitch to be award- ed is Cristina V Silber Wald, owned by Jack and Joann Buetel. Jack was a movie actor under exclusive con- tract to Howard Hughes 1986: The Affenpinscher Club of American holds its first licensed spe- cialty in conjunction with the Mat- toponi Kennel Club Show on May 17. Twenty years after the club’s first organizational meeting. BOB went to Hilane’s Lonesome Cowboy, under Judge Frank Sabella. There were 39 Affenpinschers entered, which was the largest Affen entry to that point. May 19, 1991: Two Affens take BIS the same day for the first time. Osgood Farm’s Bull Market and Su-Dawn’s Pee Wee Herman. 1992: Hilane’s Au Naturel is the first U.S. undocked and uncropped AKC Affen champion. 1993: Reyson’s ‘Lil’ Red Devil Joey is the first red Affen to take Winners at the National Specialty.
Shirley Temple and Waif the Affenpinscher.
1998: Yarrow’s Lucy in the Sky is the second bitch to take an All Breed BIS, first all natural one (not cropped or docked). 2000: Royal’s Mister Peanut becomes the first UDX Affen. 2001: 3,765 Toy breeds earned AKC championships—36 were Affenpinschers. 2017: Ch Ferlin’s Black Jaguar owned and trained by Sharon Hughes
Rafferty, becomes the first Affen to gain the CAX title in lure coursing.
And the shining star of this century, who proved Affens rightful place was no longer in the stable but alongside the glitterati at Sardi’s, was GCH Banana Joe v Tani Kazari. In 2013, he won Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Suddenly, Affenpinschers were a world-wide sensation. Joe became the posterpup and goodwill ambas- sador for the breed with help from his human support network of Carlos Bele- tore, handler, Ernesto Lara, and owners, Mieke Cooymans and Zoila Truesdale. He even got his own Wikipedia page! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kelly Broderick became involved with Affenpinschers in the late 80s when her mother got CH Moki-Way’s Razzle Dazzle CDX. Today, she con- tinues training in agility and obedi- ence, showing and breeding Afpint Affenpinschers. Kelly is currently the ACA historian, and she has served on the board and been the newslet- ter editor. In real life, she is the Edi- tor-in-Chief of the online magazine, “Florida Wildlife.”
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