May 2014 Dog Bytes

 In This Issue A Note from the Editors Article: Search and Rescue by Linda Coffel Future Meetings Brags and Wags Up Coming Shows Show Results A Note from the Editors Welcome to the second online addition of Dog Bytes and the first issue for us as new publishers. We want to thank Kelly for her […]

Statement on Tail Docking

The United States’ English Springer Spaniel breed standard states, in its opening paragraph, that Springers are “….a medium-sized sporting dog with a compact body and a docked tail.” Breed historians note that Spaniels have been depicted with docked tails since the 16th century. Springer enthusiasts, both field and conformation, dock tails for utilitarian function and […]

April 2014 Dog Bytes

In This Issue A Note from the Editor 2013 Annual Awards 2013 Titles Earned Future Meetings Brags and Wags Breed Bans Won’t Happen to My Dog by Nina Stively Show Results Up Coming Shows A Note from the Editor Welcome to the new Dog Bytes format. The newsletter will now be completely online. This change […]

Upcoming Meetings

February Meeting The February Meeting will be held Saturday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at the Cascade Grill in Albany, OR. Larry Schwartz will be giving a health update, followed by a short Q&A. March Awards Banquet The Annual Awards Banquet will be held on March 15th at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen in Portland, OR. […]

January Activites

Meet the Breeds On Saturday, January 18th, WVESSA will be participating in a Meet the Breeds at the Rose City Classic Dog Shows at the Portland Expo Center. If you want to meet Springers and learn about the breed, drop by and see us. Our time is 2:00 p.m. at Booth No. 3. January Meeting […]

Upcoming Meetings

The November meeting for WVESSA will be held Sunday, November 3rd at the English’s barn. November will include viewing the breed presentation and examination of dogs. The December meeting for WVESSA will be held Saturday, December 14th at the English’s. The December meeting is the annual Christmas party. Time TBD.

August Meeting

The August meeting for WVESSA will be held Sunday, August 25th at noon. The meeting will be held at the Kelly Callahan’s house in Battle Ground, WA. The meeting will be a Potluck BBQ. Kelly and Brian will be providing the burgers and brauts. Bring chairs, they might be needed. Please RSVP to Kelly at […]

June Meeting

The June meeting for WVESSA will be held Sunday, June 23rd. The meeting will be held at the Clackamas County Kennel Club show location (Clackamas Fairgrounds in Canby, OR)  right after Meet the Breeds or approx. 2:15 PM.  Gather at the Meet the Breeds booth and you will be directed to the meeting location.  Bring chairs. MEET […]

April Meeting

The April meeting for WVESSA will be held Saturday, April 27th.  The meeting will be held at   My Dogs Gym in Salem, OR at 1337 Madison St NE, (971) 239-5518. There will be a pot luck finger food. The program will be a CGC Test. There is no charge for the test. All dogs who pass will receive a snood and […]

2013 WVESSA Specialty

The 2013 WVESSA Speciality will be held as part of the Stumptown Specialties in July. The three day weekend of shows includes the specialty on Friday and two all breed supported shows on Saturday and Sunday. Friday July 19, 2013 Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center Breed and Jr’s Judge Douglas Johnson Sweeps Judge Ruth Dehmel