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December 2015 Dog Bytes

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A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

The year, as always, has flown by and here we are at the holiday season.

We weren’t able to attend the Christmas party, but we heard it was a lot of fun for all.

We hope you each have a wonderful holiday season and new year.

Dave and Janee’ Kemp, Editors

We thought you might enjoy this article on technology which is being designed to help animals communicate.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-are-designing-technology-to-help-animals-%e2%80%98talk%e2%80%99/ar-BBnstuG?ocid=spartandhphttp://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-are-designing-technology-to-help-animals-%e2%80%98talk%e2%80%99/ar-BBnstuG?ocid=spartandhp


Future Meetings

Here is the meeting schedule for 2016

 

Jan 30th – at Debbie and Jeff Kirsch in Portland

Feb 27th – in Albany – Cascade Grill

Mar 19th – Awards Banquet at Sayler’s

Apr 9th – TBD

(Agility Trial in Eugene 22nd, 23rd, 24th)

May 21st – Keizer at the Iris Festival with Meet the Breed and Obedience demo

Jun 25th – Canby

Jul 22nd – Specialty at EXPO

Aug – no meeting

Sep 17th – TBD

Oct 15th – English’s – Halloween Party ?

Nov 12th – TBD

Dec 3rd – Christmas Party at Englishes.   NOTE:  this is earlier than in the past.

Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss a meeting.

If you would like to host one of the TBD dates or have a suggestion where to hold that month’s gathering, let Carol Jansen or Chris know.  Thanks!

 


Brags

  • Jackson, “Sir Jackson Stonewall,” went Group One at the Eugene Kennel Club Show over Labor Day weekend. This was his first show since March, his first show as a Veteran and his first Group One! Proud parents are Gary and Barbara Stonewall.
  •  Bruce and Gayle Elgort are adding a family member to their clan. Bella will have a baby brother from Carol Jansen’s brood and he will be named Tucker. (AKC name pending)
  • Carol Jansen reports that Cascadian N Fairhaven’s Sidekick, “Robin” was WD both days at Greater Clark County KC for two 3 point majors.
  • The Kemp’s would like to say we took “Baker” out as a veteran for the first time at the Greater Clark County shows. We’re learning the rules ( along with the judges). On Saturday he was 1st in veterans, then BOS, then BOH.
  • We think there is a brag coming in from the Schwartz’s, so we look forward to adding it here.
  • Please submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp:  djkemp@oxbowess.com
  • Any brag donations should be sent or given to Mindy Perez.
  • min.perez@comcast.net
  • 3207 NW Polk Ave.
  • Corvallis, OR 97330


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Willamette Valley English Springer Spaniel Association- Specialty Results 2015

Best in Sweeps-Silverhill Steel Wheels
Best of opposite in Sweeps- Ramblewood Counting Stars
Best in Veteran Sweeps- GCH Segre’s Brown Derby RA BN CD OA OAJ
Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweeps- CH MACH Cascadian’s Touch the Sky CD BN RAE MXS MJS MJP XP T2B THD CGCA

Winner’s Dog- Silverhill Steel Wheels
Reserve Winner’s Dog- Cascadian’s Fairhaven ‘s Sidekick
Winner’s Bitch- Beswin Ynot Now & Forever
Reserve winner’s Bitch-Alynn’s Moonlight Serenade JH TD

Best of Breed- CH Silverhill Serendipity Start Me UP
Best of Opposite- GCH Ramblewood Lady Marmalade
Select Dog- CH Ocoee Away We Go
Select Bitch- GCH Ramblewood Make a Memory
AOM-CH Silverhill Good Will Hunting THDN RN CGC

BOB Owner Handled- GCH Oxbow’s Gold Medal

Best Junior- Ramblewood N Keystone Raising a Rukus Tonight

Handler: Kawai Nahoopi

Obedience

183.0/1
DAN DEE’S RACE FOR THE CHASE BN CGC RN. SR
187.0/1
DAN DEE’S HIGH VELOCITY CDX R

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Story about Touchdown bred by Larry and Betty Schwartz

TouchdownLarry: I have to share a story with you about my puppy Touchdown, one which initially would have been too awful to even tell you about, but which has a happy ending. On Sunday morning at a quarter to six, I let Touchdown and my rescue dog Ladybug outside to do their business before their breakfast. Within moments, I heard the most horrific sounds – a violent struggle, Touchdown screaming – I ran out the door and a very, very large mountain lion had Touchdown. This was right at the bottom of my porch steps! Touchdown put up a fight, but within mere seconds he had gone quiet and went limp. I have since learned that most likely he fainted, and that saved his life. When he went limp, the mountain lion lost its incentive to break his neck or crush his skull. Anyway, the lion took off into the woods with Touchdown, held by the head, in his jaws. I was in hot pursuit, as was Ladybug. My son Travis and his wife Rachel were staying here for the 4th of July holiday, and they heard the attack and were out the door in seconds, also, yelling and screaming. But the lion was gone, with Touchdown. I spent all day Sunday and half of Monday tramping through the woods, looking for Touchdown’s body.

On Monday afternoon, a friend had come over to console me on the loss of my puppy. We were sitting outside and I thought I saw something coming out of the woods – it was Touchdown, 34 hours after he disappeared. He was blind, in shock, wobbly on his feet, his head hugely swollen, but he got into the yard and collapsed. I simply could not believe it. Rushed him to the vet. He has severe head trauma, multiple puncture wounds and a few other injuries but the vet guardedly believes he will fully recover, even his eyesight. He is already able to see out of one of his eyes. The likeliest scenario is that the lion stashed him – threw dirt and leaves over him and intended to get back to him later (he looked like he’d been buried). Possibly because of my hours of tramping through the woods, the lion never went back to its “kill” and Touchdown somehow found the strength to get home. I have not left his side. He is very traumatized, but so happy to be home.

This story spread like wildfire locally. The friend who was with me called everyone she knew; my sons also spread the story and I have been contacted by reporters who have come out to do a story about Touchdown. I believe you might be mentioned in one of the stories. Anyway: thought I’d left you know. Touchdown is doing OK. He is very resilient.

Peggy

 

Update: The photo above shows Touchdown resting comfortably on Mommy’s bed after surgery. He
is feeling so much better today – a huge improvement. He is really on
the mend now. You’ll probably be relieved to know I won’t send any
more updates because I think now he is really going to be ok. Still
afraid of the outdoors, though! We’ll work on that. Thank you
everybody for all your good wishes for Touchdown.

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June 2015 Dog Bytes

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A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

Just a reminder to send us any news, photos, brags, funny springer stories, or accomplishments for upcoming newsletters.

We’re glad to post litter photos or other springer photos of interest.

Please remember summer safety for your dogs.

Dave and Janee’ Kemp, Editors

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Articles

Brain Scans Shows What Dogs Really Think Of US

http://mic.com/articles/104474/brain-scans-reveal-what-dogs-really-think-of-us

This is an enlightening article that reminds us to give more credit to our dogs.

 

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Future Meetings

June 20- Canby Show

Please meet at at 11:30 at Ring 12.

Springers show around 11:10.

The exact meeting place will be decided at the show.

 

 


Brags

  • Trey – Ch Creekside Treasure Hunter, BN CD CGC  (the “other spaniel”) finished his Rally Novice title at Spokane Dog Training Club on May 16 with a 98 and tie for first place, losing first place on time.  On May 23 he earned a ‘bonus’ leg with another 98, tied for first place but losing first on time.
  • Please submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp:  djkemp@oxbowess.com
  • Any brag donations should be sent or given to Carol Callahan.


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2014 Award’s and Titles

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Titles Earned 2014

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March 2015 Dog Bytes

In This Issue


A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

We hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful March weather with your canine buddies.

The 2015 meeting schedule appears below. It is subject to change, but will give you a basic idea of future meetings.

Don’t forget the awards banquet and the upcoming blood draw. See below for details.

Dave and Janee’ Kemp, Editors

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Articles

Below is a great article on emotions of canines and benefits of positive vs negative training practices.

https://positively.com/dog-training/understanding-dogs/canine-emotion/

 

Also thank you to Larry Schwartz for submitting the link to this article:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/20/the-pets-in-my-practice/?emc=eta1&_r=0

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Future Meetings

This is the meeting schedule for 2015:

March 14-Awards Banquet

Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen
10519 SE Stark
(503) 252-4171
Portland, OR
No Board Meeting
Cocktails at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm
To sign up contact Cathy English: englishkc@aol.com

April 18-At the Agility trial

 

May 17

Blood Draw

VCA Mill Plain Animal Hospital

Details to follow as we get closer to the day of the draw.

Our parent club has asked that we submit blood from each of our springers to be held at the University of Missouri blood bank. The blood is used for research and a better understand of genetics in our breed. The springer spaniel blood bank is one of the largest of any breed.

June 20- At the Canby show

July 17- Our Specialty

August 22- Possible Beach Meeting

September- Left open for now

October 17- Halloween Meeting

November 21- to be announced

December 12- Annual Christmas Party


Brags

  • Larry and Betty Schwartz have a new litter of puppies. Please contact them for information and availability. vanityfr@peak.orgWe had eight puppies whelped on March 1 and 2.  The first puppy came out at 11:20 PM Sunday.  By 4:00 AM Monday, nothing more had happened and we left for the emergency vet in Corvallis.  An emergency C-section produced the remaining seven puppies.  We have seven bitch puppies, one male, three liver and whites, five black and whites.  The m, ale is black and white.  They are now (3/16/15) two weeks old and their eyes are beginning to open.  Mother and puppies are doing fine.  The dam is Vanity Fair’s High Crimes, CD, BN, CGC (Zenith).  The sire is Virginia Huxley’s INT/AKC GCH URO1 Quesst New World Berkenbar, ASH, RN, BN, WD, CGC, TDI (Aiden).  This is an interesting outcrossed breeding.  Zenith is half English in her breeding.  Aiden is American bred but both parents are from Scotland.  So the puppies are 3/4 UK in their breeding.
  •  One more brag, Zenith’s brother, our Veep (Ch. Vanity Fair’s Malfeasence, CD, BN, ACGC, also a Pet Partners therapy dog) won two majors and his Championship at the two Silver Bay KC shows, February 21 and 22.
  • Oxbow’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Juliette) was WB/BOW on Friday and Sunday of the Albany cluster from the BBE class. Juliette is loved and handled by the Kemp’s.
  • Please submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp:  djkemp@oxbowess.com
  • Any brag donations should be sent or given to Carol Callahan.


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