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February 2018 Dog Bytes

 

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Don’t you know the early flowers should be blooming… and not through many inches of snow?

 

And to our members,

We hope each springer family is staying warm and toasty in this cold February weather as we look forward to the arrival of spring. We hope to see you all at the award’s banquet coming up in March.

We’ve removed the link for upcoming shows. The AKC website has changed and it would be easier for you to do your own search for the venue you’re looking for.

The photo above is of Zoot enjoying the recent snow. Thank you to Carol Callahan for use of the photo.

Sincerely,

Dave and Janee’

Article

I would like to remind everyone about PureDog Talk

http://puredogtalk.com/

At this time there are some wonderful interviews with long time well respected judges who are telling their stories and expressing their views about judging. I’ve found those to be very enlightening and a way to learn about what some judges are thinking as they go about evaluating dogs in the ring, what their history is and what the future holds for them. Our last summer’s specialty judge, Dana Cline, has an interview with Laura Reeves and was chosen 2018 judge of the year. If you’ve ever complained about judges, and I suspect all of us who show dogs have, it lends another perspective. There is so much more on this site. Just about anything you would like to find out regarding dog health and behavior, different breeds from breeder’s perspectives and so much more.

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    Future Meetings

WVESSA 2018 Awards Banquet

Saturday March 10, 2018

Saylor’s Old Country Kitchen

10519 SE Stark

Portland, Oregon

 

Board Meeting 6:00

Cocktail 6:30

Dinner 7:00

  • RSVP to Cathy English (Information was sent out by e-mail)
  • March 10, Saturday. Annual Awards Banquet at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen, 10519 SE Stark St, Portland.
  • April 14, Saturday. Salem Ale Works, 2315 25th Street SE, Salem. Carol Jansen will reserve.
  • June 3, Sunday. Buster’s Barbecue, 11419 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard. Martha Mullis will reserve.
  • July 21, Saturday. Expo Center after Springers show at PKC.
  • August: No meeting.
  • September: To be decided.
  • October: Nominations for officers and board. Date and time to be decided.
  • November: Time and date to be decided.
  • December: Annual Holiday Party. Time and date to be decided.

 


  • Brags
  • GCH G&J’s Sequioa Spring CGC, earned her CGC at Rose City Cluster. Sequoia is owned by Gary and Jan Sturm.
  • Vanity Fair’s OMG (Gigi) at four month’s of age, earned her Novice Trick Dog title.  She is owned by Jamie Schommer in Minnesota.  She was bred by us, sire Ch. Vanity Fair’s Guilty as Charged, RN, dam Ch. Vanity Fair’s Buttercup
  • GCHB Oxbow’s Gold Medal CGC , earned his CGC at the Vancouver KC obedience shows in October. Baker is owned by Dave and Janee’ Kemp.

 

Submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp: djkemp@oxbowess.com

If you forgot to do so for this issue, we can still add your brag. Send it to us by e-mail exactly as you would like it worded.

Any brag donations should be sent or given to Mindy Perrez: min.perez@comcast.net
3207 NW Polk Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

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November 2017 Dog Bytes

 

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A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

It seems that fall and maybe even winter are upon us so quickly this year, but what a beautiful October!

We hope you had a wonderful time with your springers and other furry friends.

The Halloween party at the English’s was lots of fun for everyone who attended. If you’d like to see some of the costumes and photos, they’re posted on the WVESSA Facebook page.

Please keep in mind there are other places to search and learn about our springers. The ESSFTA website offers expansive information about the breed and you can find more at the AKC website.

Dave and Janee’ Kemp

Editors

 

Article

Thank you to Chris Alver for sending this article.

“The real reason your dog freaks out during a thunderstorm”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/pets-animals/here’s-the-real-reason-your-dog-freaks-out-during-a-thunderstorm/ar-AAseCcM?ocid=se

 


Future Meetings

Here is the remaining meeting schedule for 2017

This Sunday, Nov. 5th,  is the swim meeting. The details of the swim event and following meeting have been sent out by e-mail.

This meeting will elect officers.

December 2nd will be the Christmas meeting at Ken and Cathy’s home.


Brags

    • Bertram E Wooster (Bertie) earned both his TDN and TDI titles at My Dogs Gym in Salem on Sept 23.
    • Trainer and owner Chris Alver
    • Eleanor- “Dalin’s N English’s Built for the Road Ahead” went Best in Sweepstakes at the Golden Gate Specialties on Friday and Saturday. Also- she went WB winners for a 4point major and Best Puppy on Saturday. Owners- Debbie and Cathy English and Linda and Julie Fong.
    • Charlescroft Rip ‘N’ Shred -Guy- was BOW,WD for a major at the WVESSA Specialty and BOW,WD at the following Sunday Supported entry at the all breed PKC show. Dave and Janee’ Kemp_Oxbow
  • Several of our members have puppies or will be having puppies.
  • Larry and Betty Schwartz and Judi James.

 

Submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp: djkemp@oxbowess.com
Any brag donations should be sent or given to Mindy Perrez: min.perez@comcast.net
3207 NW Polk Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330


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June 2017 Dog Bytes

This is Linda Coffel’s springer Quincey,  CH Coffel’s tracking You Down VCD2, TDX, RA, CAA

He’s at the annual K-9 unleashed Police Search and Rescue event. In these photos the scent source is hidden under the water trough. Good boy Quincey. You make us proud of all your abilities!

 

In This Issue


A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

We’re finally getting around to the newsletter. Life has been way too busy!

We hope you’re gearing up to enjoy some nice sunshine and a very fun summer.

Dave and Janee’ Kemp Editors

Article

Here is a great article on training. It is written about agility but can definitely apply to daily life or other dog sports.

I personally need to read it many times as our family tests the water in a few new aspects of the dog world.

Confusion Kills

 


Future Meetings

A few updates:

The AKC Springer Spaniel health study has been extended to July. If you haven’t gotten them in you still have some time. Go to :

https://www.ammonsdatasolutions.com/surveys/index.php/397667?newtest=Y

If you cannot get there from here, go to the Springer Spaniel Foundation to connect to the link.

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There will be a canine trick meeting at My Dog’s Gym in Salem on September 24, 2017. Come and learn about this new title.  Also a CGC test if anyone would like.

Details to follow in an e-mail as the time nears.

Here is the rest of the meeting schedule for 2017

Specialty July 21 Friday at the Expo ( no meeting but should be included)

We can meet to set-up after 3pm on Friday.  Judi James will provide parking passes to those who need them.


October 14 or 21 Saturday at English’s Halloween Party
November- Date and time to be announced. This will be a canine swimming meeting in Salem.
December 2 Saturday at English’s Christmas part

 

 


Brags

G&J’s Ayasha Moon – Ali was WB/BOS at Clackamas Kennel Club, for her first point.  Ali is owned by Gary and Jan Sturm.

Submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp: djkemp@oxbowess.com
Any brag donations should be sent or given to Mindy Perrez: min.perez@comcast.net
3207 NW Polk Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330


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English Springer Spaniel Health Survey

The health survey will help us determine the overall state of English Springer Spaniels in the US. Are they generally healthy? What are the most frequently reported health conditions for possible new research? Results are tabulated at the University of Missouri and all information collected is completely confidential.
You have until June 30, 2017 to fill out the survey.

http://englishspringerfoundation.org/

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Meeting Overview for 2017

Dear Members,
We don’t have the complete meeting schedule with all the details, but maybe this will help with plans and dates. We will update this schedule as soon as we get a bit more information.

February 11 Saturday in Salem ( location TBA)
March 11 Saturday for Awards Banquet
June 24 Saturday in Canby at the fairgrounds
July 21- Specialty- Friday at expo ( no meeting but should be included)
October 14 or 21 Saturday at English’s Halloween Party
November TBA
December 2 Saturday at English’s Christmas party

The agility trails are April 22-24 in Eugene.
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October Dog Bytes

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Photo by Art Stewart

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A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

Happy Fall!

We hope each family had a wonderful summer!

Sometimes it’s difficult to face the cooler, rainy days, but the colors of fall help to soften the transition.

If someone has a nice photo for the next issue, please send it our way. (December)

Have fun at all your dog events!

Dave and Janee’ Kemp Editors

Article

This is an article Carol Callahan brought to our attention. A subject that none of us wants to face, but there is some good information here.

http://kelseybethcarpenter.blogspot.com/2015/12/5-things-i-wish-you-knew-before

Also there has been some good information put out about water quality, or lack there of, and water plants that may be harmful to your dog in a natural swimming environment. Please be sure to check this out before you take your dog swimming. Most likely most of us are not swimming our dogs so much now, but  just in case.

 


Future Meetings

Here is the remaining meeting schedule for 2016

Oct 15th – English’s – Halloween Party ?

Nov 12th – Nosework Presentation at My Dog’s Gym in Salem

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.

 


Brags

    A nice brag from Larry and Betty Schwartz:
  • We finished our littermates championships, Vanity Fair’s Voluntaire (Vollie), and Vanity Fair’s Buttercup (Petal), in back-to-back 5 point majors on Sept. 17 and 18. Congratulations to the Vanity Fair Team!

Submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp: djkemp@oxbowess.com
Any brag donations should be sent or given to Mindy Perrez: min.perez@comcast.net
3207 NW Polk Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330


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June 2016 Dog Bytes

 

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A Note from the Editor

Hello Everyone,

We hope you’re  enjoying the beginning of the busy summer months.

We attended the 2016 National Specialty in Monroe, WA and were happy to see lots of club members there enjoying the beautiful springers from around the country. If you’ve never been to a National,  you really should try to go sometime.

We’ll see everyone soon at our own specialty, which is July 22.

Dave and Janee’ Kemp, Editors

Here is the brochure for the upcoming National Specialty.

2017 National Specialty Flyer (2)

 


Future Meetings

Here is the remaining meeting schedule for 2016

Jul 22nd – Specialty at EXPO

Aug – no meeting

Sep 17th – Gilgamesh Brewery in Salem

Oct 15th – English’s – Halloween Party ?

Nov 12th – Nosework Presentation at My Dog’s Gym in Salem

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.

 

 


Brags

    • Vollie (Vanity Fair’s Voluntaire) won a five point major in Albuquerque and was BOS two times at Bahia Sur in California.  She now has 11 points and one major in limited showing.  At Puget Sound, she was third in her class in the sweeps  behind the Best in Sweeps.  At the National Specialtyl, she was second in Sweeps behind the Bose of Opposit in Sweeps.  She won the American Bred class at the National.  Her dam, Zenith (Vanity Fair’s High Crimes) achieved her Canine Good Citizenship Advanced at the National Specialty. Larry and Betty Schwartz
    • Donahan’s ‘n Cedar’s Zoot Suit, BN CGC- “Zoot”earned his first Novice leg at the Spokane Dog Training Club trial on May 21.  He earned his second Novice leg at the ESSFTA National specialty on June 3 with a third place in Novice B.  The “other Spaniel” Cavalier KC Spaniel, Trey earned his first Rally Advanced leg at Spokakne Dog Training Club trial May 21.  Don and Carol Callahan
    • Charlescroft Rip ‘N’ Shred was 2nd in a nice 9-12 month regular class line-up at the National Specialty. Also GCH Oxbow’s Gold Medal was 4th in his regular veteran class. Dave and Janee’ Kemp
    • Breeze (Majic Heart of Gold NAP NJP NFP CGC) owned by Mindy Perez and Michael Schlax, earned her Open Agility Jumper Preferred on May 27 with a perfect score, followed by a perfect score on her first Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred run. 
    • Robbie (Schoolyard Springer Robber Baron NW2 L2I CGC) owned by Mindy Perez, earned his Nosework 3-Vehicle title on May 21. For a NW3 Vehicle title, Robbie had to complete 3 legs of vehicle searches at 3 different trials. There can be 1-3 hides so this also involves knowing when he has found them all. 

There were more brags given at the recent meeting in Canby, but those have not been sent to us. It’s not too late. We can add them as soon as we get them.  Submit your brags to Dave and Janee’ Kemp: djkemp@oxbowess.com
Any brag donations should be sent or given to Mindy Perrez: min.perez@comcast.net
3207 NW Polk Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330


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