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1989 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 51 through 75
ASPHODEL 'S ATCHAFALAYA
(CH. RINGMASTER'S SPECIAL EDITION X BON CHANCE'S MATTIE HAYES)
INTRODUCING FRISCO, A QUALITY YOUNG DOG NEAR THE COMPLETION OF HIS CHAMPIONSHIP. ALWAYS OWNER HANDLED, FRISCO WAS WINNERS DOG AT THE PRESTIGIOUS HOUSTON KENNEL CLUB ASTROHALL DOG SHOW FOR A FOUR POINT MAJOR. JUDGES COMMEND FRISCO ESPECIALLY ON HIS DEEP CHEST AND FLUID MOVEMENT. « SEE PEDIGREE SECTION »
Ray & Barbara Parsons
(CH. SUNDANCE SUPER DEVIL, LCM x SUNDANCE ETERNAL FLIGHT)
PAULE IS PICTURED ABOVE WINNING A 3-POINT MAJOR.
OWNED AND BRED BY
Scout was seldomly shown in 1989, but he did well where it counted:
'Scout' and 'Grinner' are two years old now, and 'Scout' has given us some promising youngsters out of good,
INHERITABLE EYE DISEASE IN WHIPPETS
by Connie Brunkow, DVM
When an individual undertakes the breeding of an animal, I believe that person should be as well informed as possible about the diseases and conditions which are known or suspected to be inheritable in his chosen breed. Unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case in Whippets today.
Perhaps it's best to start with some background information. As most of us probably know, many of the AKC recognized breeds are afflicted with various inheritable eye diseases. Some of the most notable include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts (other than the senile onset type), collie eye anomaly, and entropion (not technically a disease of the eye, but with significant impact on vision). In some breeds, the mode of inheritance of the various conditions is well documented, in other inheritability is suspected but not yet proven.
CERF, or the Canine Eye Registration Foundation, Inc., was organized some years ago to act as a registration body for purebred dogs which have been examined and declared free of inheritable eye disease by a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology. Only an ACVO ( American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology) board certified veterinarian may sign a CERF form. In addition, CERF collects data regarding canine eye disease for use in research.
For those who have not yet registered a dog with CERF, the procedure is simple. The board-certified vet examines the dog's eyes thoroughly. On the special form provided by CERF, he/she indicates the findings of the exam, and whether, in his/her opinion, the dog is free of inheritable eye defects. The owner of the dog is given one part of the three-part form, one is sent to CERF, and one retained by the vet. The form is made in such a way that only the age, sex, breed, and color of the dog and the examining vet is indicated to CERF. This insures confidentiality until the owner decides to register the dog. In that event, the dog is issued a CERF number, which indicates the breed, the CERF serial number of the dog, the year it was examined, and its age in months. For instance, the number WP-160/87-109 was assigned to the 160th Whippet certified, which was 109 months old when it was examined in 1987. Unlike OFA, certification is not permanent.
It seems that even though this process is simple, painless for the dog, and relatively inexpensive (usually $10-15 per exam), very few Whippet people are bothering to have their dogs examined. CERF statistics provided to me show that in 1988 only 52 Whippets were examined. Of those, 4 animals had eye problems, and 2 were refused CERF certification, indicating a high probability of inheritable eye disease in those 2 individuals. Although it is true that this number is small (3.9%), the total number examined is also very small. While I don't have the exact number of Whippets registered in the U.S., it is possible to estimate. The AKC Gazette statistics indicate an average of 149 Whippets registered in October through December, 1988. If we assume this number is about the same for each month, there should be about 1788 Whippets registered annually. If we assume an average life-span of 12 years (probably a bit low), then there should be about 21,000 Whippets in the U.S. today. This is most likely an understatement, as there are probably many dogs not registered, but even so, this means that, at most, .25% of the total population (52/21000) is being examined annually for eye disease. Even if we assume that most inheritable eye disease will have shown up by the time a dog is 8 to 10 years old, and that many people would stop having the dog examined after this age, the percent of dogs examined is still pitifully small, and it is impossible to ascertain if the 3.9% affected individuals is an accurate representation of the total population or not.
There are several diseases which should be of concern to Whippet breeders and owners. One is familial cataracts, which may occur from 6 months to 5-6 years of age. A cataract is defined as any opacity of the lens, and may occur in any part of the lens. Mature cataracts will result in blindness in the affected eye, although often the cataract will eventually reabsorb, and sight possibly be regained. However, cataracts can be complicated by inflammation of the eye (uveitis) or glaucoma, resulting in permanent blindness. Another disease occurring in Whippets is progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), a disease which results in permanent, untreatable retinal deterioration, and eventual total blindness. It becomes apparent in Whippets at about 5 years of age. Both of these conditions are believed to be inherited, although the mode remains unknown, partly due to the small number of dogs which have been examined. Of the 2 dogs refused CERF registration in 1988, one was diagnosed with cataract, and one with retinal atrophy, not necessarily PRA, since one exam is insufficient to indicate whether the disease is progressive or not. Of the other 2 dogs with problems who were issued CERF numbers, one was a bitch bred and owned by me, who was 10 years old, and who had vitreous floaters, an insignificant old age change. The other dog had a retinal scar, felt to be the result of trauma, but again insignificant.
A third condition, of which I have had a verbal report as occurring in one dog, though not reported to CERF, is that of lens luxation, in which the lens, normally behind the iris, becomes detached from the fibers holding it in place and can move forward in front of the iris. This condition may cause irreversible blindness, either by causing secondary glaucoma, or by direct damage to the retina. It is uncertain whether the disease is inherited or not.
My point in presenting this information is to try and convince all Whippet breeders and owners to have their dogs' eyes examined, if not annually, at least every 2 to 3 years, both for the good of the individual dogs and of the breed. This must include those individuals placed as pets, as well as those kept as show and breeding stock. Again, I would like to reinforce that the only valid exam is by a board-certified ophthalmologist. Although a vet myself, I would not undertake, nor does our clinic possess the equipment, to do the kind of eye exam which is necessary to determine whether an animal is free of inheritable eye disease. The best way to "cure" these diseases is to prevent them, and that can only be done by identifying animals with problems and not breeding them. While it is true that some Whippets compensate for their blindness remarkably well, I'm sure that all of us who love our dogs would much rather see them as healthy and normal as possible. We have our Whippets for such a short time as it is -it is our responsibility to make sure their lives are as good as it is within our power to make them.
Statistics provided by C.E.R.F., Inc. at Veterinary Medical Data Program, Purdue University, West Layfayette, Indiana.
References to specific diseases taken from Inherited Eye Diseases in Purebred Dogs by Lionel F. Rubin, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1989; pp 297-299 and 330-334.
"YOUR DOG HAS GLAUCOMA. IT COULD BE INHERITED."
by Margaret L. Haese
My five-year-old whippet Babs is totally blind now. She is still a happy, mellow individual and has had little trouble adjusting to her handicap. Physically she went through a great deal of pain but mentally she has accepted her changed circumstances with no complaints. To encourage other owners with similar problems, here is our story.
Babs was born in my kitchen. Her dam Jackie is very well known as a racer, lure- courser, and obedience and tracking titlist. Sire Dusky easily earned his ARM and completed his CD with a national ranking. I hoped that some of the puppies would be racing stars like their parents and cousins, but to my disappointment their talents were concentrated in other directions. Brother Orson Welles was best in field at his first lure-coursing meet and won his field championship in five meets. Sister Sox was high in trial at the first American Whippet Club national specialty, finishing her CD two weeks later with good scores. Another sister, Dino, was given to a "friend of a friend" and enjoys life as the only dog in a loving family. The other two bitches, Amy and Tootsie, are very fast but won't run in competition.
Babs herself showed good promise as an obedience dog. She also picked up a 40-point first place and the rest of the points towards her field championship, but couldn't get the other placements needed to finish. She seemed to be healthy but short on endurance. My vets checked her out and put her on thyroid supplement. Her eyes had been checked by a specialist at a screening clinic when she was 18 months old and I never got around to having her done again since she wasn't being bred or shown. Whippets don't have serious eye problems, right? Wrong! Of course that's what her health problem was.
I noticed Babs squinting her left eye one afternoon and thought maybe she had bumped it. Since it appeared to be okay a short while later it didn't seem important enough to have my vet look at her. But a week later when she was squinting the other eye, it was obviously time to get it checked out. Babs was treated for a corneal abrasion of the right eye. My vet politely thought I was mistaken when I told him the left eye had bothered her earlier. But when it developed a blue area he started treating it for a corneal ulcer. Both eyes quickly became worse and I was asked if I wanted to be referred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's vet- school clinic, only an hour away. "Do you want to go up there this evening or wait until tomorrow?"
That evening Babs was carefully examined by James Schoster DVM, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. In spite of believing that my nice dog had no hope of ever seeing again, I never considered euthanizing her. Some of my training-club friends had previously said the vet-school clinic was not good for eye problems but really I didn't know what else to do (more about this later). Dr. Schoster (pronounced "shohster") was very gentle with Babs. He thought her left eye could not be saved and should be removed. The term "enucleation" entered my vocabulary.
Babs' right eye was almost as bad. Dr. Schoster did more testing while I sat alone in the reception area trying to stop worrying so much. It was getting late.
Dr. Schoster was very direct. "Your dog has glaucoma. It could be inherited." He seemed to expect me to be really upset. I said I didn't know glaucoma could be an inherited problem in whippets, but thank goodness she was spayed and hadn't passed it on. Babs was going to lose her left eye, either my own vet could do the surgery or Dr. Schoster said he could do it the next morning. We could try treating the right eye with drugs but it might not work. Babs had almost no vision left, just a reflex really, but I decided to let the expert remove the worse eye and gamble on saving what little remained of her sight.
When I picked Babs up a day after the surgery, Dr. Schoster, who is usually very busy, took time to explain what had gone wrong. Babs had an inherited eye disease known as lens luxation with vitreous prolapse. The lens in each eye comes loose and it, along with the vitreous, blocks the drainage of fluid, resulting in secondary glaucoma. Both eyes eventually become involved. The lens in Babs' right eye was loose but removing it could create further problems, so it should be left alone as long as possible. She would be on drugs to try keeping the intraocular pressure down.
Babs came home and didn't try to scratch at the missing eye. It was healing well. But she stopped eating which was a possible side effect of one of the drugs. After that was discontinued, her normally hearty appetite returned. The morning of her next recheck, I noticed a circle around her iris. The lens had moved into the front of the eye and more surgery was needed right away. This time there was no question who would do the surgery that afternoon.
Babs had to wear an Elizabethan collar following the second, more delicate operation. I called her "Conehead the Barbarian." She hated the cone and had a lot of trouble getting around. It seemed like she couldn't see anything at all. Or was it just the cone getting in the way? Along with the cone, she had to start wearing a harness instead of a buckle collar, so no pressure would be exerted on the tiny sutures in her eye. Since usually only badly-trained dogs wear harnesses for walking, that was the hardest for me to get used to. Tracking is an exception and at least she already had that kind of harness. I was told I would survive and so would Babs. I was finding out that my reactions to the problem were worse than my dog's. She managed to get around in familiar surroundings although lots of bumps occurred.
A couple of weeks after the lensectomy, Babs' retina detached. That was the possible complication Dr. Schoster had hoped to avoid. He couldn't fix her up again. She didn't have to wear the cone anymore, just the harness. The new resident, Stephanie Smedes, DVM (pronounced "smeeds"), explained the surgical options that were available if the pressure rose too much. She really seemed to like whippets and said it was nice to hear how her patients were getting along, even after she was no longer treating them. I started sending her an occasional "Babs Update" with details on Babs' adventures as a spectator at training class, club meetings, events I helped at, and so on. Silly cartoons proved to be popular, too. The vets were surprised when Babs sent them funny thank-you cards after the surgeries.
I had decided right away to learn as much as possible from this disaster. My obedience and field-trial dog would never again compete for prizes and applause, but she was alive and needed support and encouragement. A negative had to be turned into a positive. Babs loved all the attention and made many new friends. She especially appreciated the okay to resume daily walks, which she had missed for several months.
The third ophthalmologist who treated Babs at the clinic was Paul Miller, DVM. He explained how hard it is for some owners to accept their pets once they become handicapped or disfigured. Other owners are grateful if their animals are alive, healthy or not. Like other physical handicaps, blindness does not mean an unhappy, frustrating life. Some handicapped dogs are euthanized because their owners feel they are no longer "useful." Of course this is true of healthy dogs, too.
At one time or another, I talked to all three specialists about why some friends had felt the university clinic was not the best place to go for eye problems. Many breeders do not appreciate being told their dogs have inherited diseases. Of course, specialists' opinions will sometimes vary. Denial does not make a problem disappear. Babs is a homebred; I picked her parents and feel responsible for her. The thing I most regret is not having her eyes checked 10 months earlier when my club had its annual clinic; Dr. Schoster might have been able to see the early symptoms then. Whippets don't have bad eyes, remember? Plus, ophthalmologists sometimes find non-hereditary problems and tell the owners what will need further checking or treatment. I wouldn't complain about that!
To anyone who asks what is wrong with my dog, I always explain that Babs is totally blind due to an eye disease that is possibly inherited. Some friends have questioned this. "Are you sure it's inherited?" My response has been that although rare and not proven to be inherited in whippets, lens luxation is inherited in other breeds including various terriers, and our three specialists all agree. I have tried checking back in Babs' pedigree to find an affected individual or littermate, but no luck so far. Of course, so many whippets are culled young, placed in pet homes with loss of contact, or euthanized when no longer useful. ("Useful" means different things to each of us; Babs is still a very useful footwarmer and walking companion.) It can be easy to dispose of problems and not talk about them, too. Lens luxation was previously only reported in whippets eight years of age and older. At five, Babs is apparently quite young for this. Her littermates need to be checked regularly by qualified ophthalmologists.
Back to our story! We saw Dr. Miller several times. Babs' intraocular pressure was high but stabilized. I had to consider what to do next but not in a hurry. The sightless right eye could be removed completely or she could have an implant with the eye appearing normal. With the implant she could bump it and have ulcer problems. Enucleation might mean people would be afraid to pet a disfigured dog and friendly Babs wouldn't understand that. I could accept her sleepwalking look with no hesitation. But, it was so final and that was hard to accept. Whatever was done would mean a third surgery with its anesthesia risks. It helped to know that one of the anesthesiologists at the clinic was a whippet owner and very conscious of possible complications. I knew Babs would want to keep up her busy life; Dr. Smedes even called her a "socialite." She enjoyed being active and didn't like staying home when I left with another dog. Sometimes I have to take all five dogs along; Babs would have to meet strangers and trust me in unfamiliar situations. Two years of obedience training certainly made her treatment and care much easier.
In the end, I didn't have much choice. Babs' cornea ulcerated and wouldn't heal. She was no longer an implant candidate. Enucleation would mean no more drugs and no more pain. It was an easy decision to make.
Dr. Schoster seemed satisfied with the results when Babs went in for suture removal and her last recheck; I say he is her favorite surgeon, when actually it just happened by chance that he did all three operations. Dr. Smedes brought along her 10 year-old shepherd- husky mix to meet us for a hasty evening appointment; she once said a whippet would make a nice next dog. Dr. Miller helped us several times by talking about alternatives. The fourth-year vet students that worked with us were invariably interesting to talk with and I could sometimes express my concerns better to them. Considering that Babs was virtually totally blind the first day we started seeing the specialists, we are both much happier now and thankful that everything turned out so well. Everyone did their best and I am glad we all tried. There can be no regrets that I didn't make the attempt to preserve what little vision she had left. We both certainly enjoyed making so many new friends.
By reading of one dog's problems and successes, I hope you can avoid the common thought of, "That can't happen to my dog," no matter what "that" might be. As you can see, eye checks are important for all dogs, not just breeding and show stock as is usually assumed. I once felt that way too!
Inherited Eye Diseases in Purebred Dogs by Lionel F. Rubin VMD (1989) published by Williams & Wilkins. Pages 297-299 (especially paragraph "Implications for the Breeder").
Medical & Genetic Aspects of Purebred Dogs by Ross D. Clark DVM and Joan R. Stainer (1983) published by Veterinary Medicine Publishing Company. Page 245.
My thanks to Drs. Smedes and Schoster for reviewing this article and for adding some clarifications.
The Whippet girls are a welcome addition to the numerous Afghan Hounds at Chaparral. SOLO enjoyed a brief Specials career, but preferred to stay at home, since she is not crazy about Obedience, and will not course! Luckily, she loves puppies! She is pictured 3 weeks after whelping her second litter.
CORY, Solo's daughter by BIS CH. SHILO'S HOUDINI V HASUE, F.CH., loves shows, Obedience, and coursing! To date, she has 8 Breed wins, and 3 Group Placements. Our plans for 1990 are to earn her CDX, her LCM, and her TT, as well as continue to Special her, owner- handled, of course.
SOLO'S second litter, by CH. RAFINA ACE IN THE HOLE, F.CH. (a Ch. Delacreme de la Renta son), was whelped 10/89. There is one brindle & white boy, and 4 girls, in various shades of red & white particolors. One girl will remain at Chaparral to carry on the tradition.
Kennesaw KC, 10/28/89 (entry 127), under Judith Felton
Molly is shown by her co-owner, Dianne Bleecker.
Molly, bred by Nick and Betty Levandoski and Linda Larson, has 7 Group placements in limited showing. She will be campaigned by Dianne in 1990.
Ch. Heatherlane Brigadoon (Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water x Ch. Stoney Meadows Painted Lady), also shown and finished by Dianne in 1989, has been bred to Ch. Morshor Majestic Prince. Puppies are due early February, 1990 and the litter is 1991 Futurity nominated. Inquiries invited.
CH. HEATHERLANE WHICH ONE IS AT STUD.
(Ch. MorShor's Majestic Prince x Ch. Heatherlane Ante Up O'Tenacre)
She has won 11 points, including a major, at 14 months.
(Ch. Bitterblue's Prairie Fire, CD, LCM x Ch. Stoney Meadow Chantal)
"Wendy", with very limited showing, has 13 points, including a 5-point major under Paula Hartinger and a 4-point major under James E. Clark.
A spring breeding is planned with Ch. Bitterblue's Loco Weed, CD, F.Ch. Inquiries invited.
Rubin and I would like to thank all of our friends for all of your support.
A very special Thank You to Linda for this very special guy!
OXFORD KENNELS Presents
BUSTER FINISHED HIS TITLE WITH 5 POINTS AND BOW, UNDER MRS. BETTY DEXTER, ON SEPT. 30, 1989. HE IS PICTURED HERE WITH MRS. THOMAS POWERS. HE IS A 211/2 INCH DOG WHO EXCELS IN FREE FLOWING, EFFORTLESS MOVEMENT.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO CALVIN PERRY, HIS BREEDER, NOT ONLY FOR BUSTER, BUT FOR WHAT WE FEEL IS A NEW BEGINNING. CALVIN AND BUSTER HAVE MADE IT FUN AGAIN.
SHARON & LESLIE HAWKINS
OBEDIENCE WHIPPETS IN 1989
MARCH 1989 - FEBRUARY 1990 GAZETTE
NOVICE (Average of top 3 scores of 1st 5 trials )
• Ties broken by dog's highest individual [HIS.) score.
AWC 3rd National Specialty, held at the Dallas/Fort Worth Holiday Inn in Irving, Texas on April 28 & 29, 1989. 356 exhibits entered, 388 entries: 103 class dogs, 140 class bitches, 68 specials, 49 non-regular entries. Miss Carol Curry [Locar] judged all conformation classes except the Junior, American-Bred, Veteran, ARM and Brood Bitch classes, which were taken over by Mrs. P.S.P. Fell [Badgewood]. The 22 obedience entries and the 7 in Junior Showmanship were judged by Miss Dorothy Nickles.
BOB - Ch. Roving Roulette (Can.Ch. Swiftsure Happy Daze, F.Ch., ARM x Ch. Stoney Meadows Miss Julia). Breeders Richard Reynolds & Janet Lucree. Owners Melanie Schlenkert & Janet E. Lucree.
BOS - Ch. Morshor's Majestic Prince (Ch. Morshor's Majestic Dell, F.Ch., ROM x Ch. Morshor's Crown Jewel). Breeders Khalid Karriem & Dianne T. Bleecker. Owners Dianne T. Bleecker & Calvin G. Perry.
WD - Timbar's The Cat's Pyjamas (Ch. Locar's Dressed To Kill x Ch. Fraserfield's Red Rose). Breeders Jane Wayock & Vivian Fraser. Owners Michael & Lucille Lomax. Agent Dan Silva.
RWD - Morshor's Foolish Pleasure (Cn. Morshor's Majestic Dell, F.Ch., ROM x Ch. Morshor's Brindle Wings). Breeders J. Hilsky & D. Bleecker. Owners Lynne & Robert Burns.
WB & BOW, Best Puppy - Hamrya's Teacher's Pet (Appraxin Sage Grouse x Ch. Hamrya's Four Leaf Clover). Breeder Donna D. Lynch. Owner Laurie King.
RWB - Whippletree S.M. Whimsy ( Ch. Stoney Meadows Magnet x Ch. Whippletrees Icy Hot). Breeders E. & S. Kirley & K.C. Sanders. Owner Mrs. W.P. Wear.
`Select Awards' in the Best of Breed competition were also awarded to Ch. High Flyer Mach One, Ch. Morshor's Majestic Dell, F.Ch., ROM, Ch. Gold-Dust's Joint Venture, Ch. Elysian A-Few Perrier, Ch. Bob'N Endless Melody,
F.Ch. , Ch. Carbeth Jersey Girl, F.Ch., Ch. Elysian A-Few April Showers, and Ch. Morshor's Majestic Ball O'Fire.
The AWC Eastern Specialty was held on June 3, 1989, in conjunction with the Huntingdon Valley KC all-breeds show in Ambler, Pennsylvania. 178 exhibits were entered for judge Mr. Espen Engn [Jet's] of Norway, with Mr. Thomas Partis judging the overflow entries in the Puppy 6-9 mo., Veteran, Stud Dog & Brood Bitch classes. The 65 Sweepstakes entries were judged by Mr. T. David Hintson [Raintree].
BOB (Group 1st & BIS) - Ch. Bohem Delacreme Demoiselle (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Ch. Whippoorwill Sonatina). Breeders Bo Bengtson, Mary Dukes & Barbara Henderson, VMD. Owner John Richardson. Agent Phoebe J. Booth.
BOS - Ch. Mikater Whippoorwill 011ie (Ch. Surrey Hill's Houston, F.Ch. x Ch. Allerei's Bolero). Breeders Dr. Barbara Henderson & Suzanne Olmsted. Owners Suzanne H. George H. Olmsted. Agent Kathleen Bowser.
WD - Sekim Scrimshaw Seafarer (Sekim Black Hawk V Scrimshaw x Sekim's Itsnowhippet). Breeders Diana Oliver & Alicia M. Collins. Owner Alicia Collins. Agent Sondra Harris.
RWD - Runner's For The Connoisseur (Ch. Runner's He's The Continental x Ch. Martinique SS Shamrock, imp. Australia). Breeder Isabell J. Speight. Owners breeder & Christy Nelson. Agent Christy Nelson.
WB & BOW- Sporting Fields Blu Persuasion (Ch. Marmaduke x Ch. Sporting Fields Willow). Breeders & owners Mrs. James E. Butt & Dionne Butt Giles.
RWB - Morshor's Bewitched (Ch. Morshor's Majestic Dell, F.Ch. x Ch. Heatherlane Which Witch). Breeders Dianne T. Bleecker & Betty Levandoski. Owners Robert Lopes & Al Miniero. Agent Al Miniero.
Best in Sweeps - Sporting Fields Chosen One (Ch. Hamrya's Lucky Charm x Sunsprite Linden of Pevensey). Breeders Pamela T. Ruggie & Dionne Butt Giles. Owners Mrs. James E. Butt & Dionne Butt Giles.
BOS in Sweeps - Pennyworth Success Express (Ch. Surrey Hill's Houston, F.Ch. x Pennyworth Cotton Tail). Breeder & owner Pennyworth Kennels. Agent Claire McDermott.
The AWC Western specialty was held with the Western Sighthound Combined Specialties in Lompoc, California on July 28, 1989. The entry of 182 was judged by Mrs. Betty Stites [Hullabaloo], with Mrs. Julie Holm [Terrace Hill] taking over an overload of Veteran and Stud Dogs as well as Junior Showmship entries. The 70 Sweepstakes entries were judged by Mrs. Cathy Gaidos [Konza].
BOB - Ch. Oakhurst Astin (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Ch. Saxon Shore Kandi Kane). Breeders Nicole & Barbara Rupert. Owners Jennifer & Bruce Penman. Agent Brad Vargas.
BOS - Ch. High Flyer Puddle Jumper (Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water, ROMX x Ch. Dunberry Arwen, ROM). Breeders E.R. Kovach, MD & Wendy Clark. Owner Elizabeth S. Smith. Agent Martha Fielder.
WD - Timbar's Windseeker of Locar (Ch. Locar's Dressed To Kill, F.Ch. x Ch. Fraserfield's Red Rose). Breeders J. Wayock & V. Fraser. Owner Carol R. Curry.
RWD - Allerei's Winter Skies (Whippoorwill Moonstone x Allerei's Santa Paula). Breeders Jeanne & Si Simonsen. Owners Carol & John Chittum.
WB & BOW - Can.Ch. Nasusa Taymarc Xi'a Xi'ang (Ch. Saxon Shore Amber Waves x Ch. Nineveh Royal Denby). Breeders Susan Badick & Marc & Tanya Fontaine. Owners Susan & Carla Badick.
RWB - Oxford 's Paloma of Chelsea (Whippoorwill Moonstone x Ch. Chelsea Saffron). Breeders & owners Dianne Bowen, Lee & Deann Christianson.
Best in Sweeps - Rafina Fairlights Emily (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Ch. Rafina Bunny Hop). Breeder Barbara Pendergrass. Owner Jo A. Rufing. Agent Mary Dukes.
BOS in Sweeps - Chelsea Twist of Fate (Ch. Surrey Hill's Houston, F.Ch. x Ch. Chelsea Coriander Windborn). Breeders & owners Lee & Deann Christianson.
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