The Lundehund Link N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e N o r we g i a n L u nd e h u nd A s s o c i a t i o n o f A m e r i c a , I nc . July 2006 2006 National Specialty California & Northwest Lundiefests New Feature: “Ask the Vet” Following the National Specialty, Sir Francis National Specialty Coming! Drake Kennel Club is offering an AKC Sanction-B Puppy/Rare Breed Match. This is a must- do for all attendees. It’s a terrific way to introduce the breed to new judges and to familiarize yourself with AKC rules and regulations. Anyone wishing more information go to www.akc.org for “Rules Applying to Dog Things are gearing up in San Rafael as we get Shows”. The match is scheduled for 5:00 PM closer to the date of our 2006 National with Lundehunds being judged first in order to Specialty. We have exciting things planned for accommodate our Banquet schedule. September 15th, 16th and 17th and want to make sure you don’t miss them! On Saturday and Sunday following our National Specialty all FSS registered Lundehunds may Dr. Mark Neff, Associate Director of the Canine participate in both Agility and Rally, two Genetics Unit, UC Davis will be our keynote performance events at the Sir Francis Drake speaker prior to dinner service at the Awards Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show. Banquet Friday night. Dr. Neff has been conducting DNA research on the Norwegian If you haven’t already done so, make your Lundehund since meeting his first group of room reservations soon! www.innmarin will Lundehunds at Cliffhanger Lundiefest 2004. take you to the site where it can be done quickly on the internet or phone 1.800.883.5952. You’ll Sofie Schonheyder, Senior Consultant to the soon be receiving your premium list with all Breeders’ Council of the Norsk Lundehund other pertinent information so get ready for one Klubb, will be in attendance and has graciously great weekend in San Rafael, CA! agreed to judge the puppy match along with Diane Anderson. She will also address the It’s going to be a great weekend in the San NLAA regarding the breeding guidelines Francisco Bay area—don’t miss it! followed in Norway. Just some of the folks & dogs at Lundiefest. . Ask the Vet By Susan L. Torgerson, D.V.M. (With this issue we inaugurate a new feature. Submit your Lundie health questions and member-vet-Lundie Lundiefest at Cliffhanger owner Susan Torgerson will answer them in the next issue. E-mail questions to Susan at NLAA, Inc. members Sharon Pederson and firstname.lastname@example.org.) Frank Bays welcomed 27 Lundehunds and 32 people, some from as far away as Seattle, to Michelle Ritholz of New York writes: What are their 8th Annual Lundiefest at Cliffhanger over the symptoms to look for which might indicate Memorial Day weekend. The weather was that a Lundie suffers from Intestinal beautiful for this fun day on the farm near the Lymphangiectasia? Is it possible to develop I.L. Northern California coastline. Everyone brought at an advanced age? At what age does it great food for the potluck and Ray Bussey made typically appear? Since he was a puppy, our his famous Sangria which is a Lundiefest Lundie has regularly vomited once a month. Is tradition. this typical of the breed? The best part of the day was watching all 27 Dear Michelle: The symptoms of I.L.. can vary dogs playing together and romping through the from a Lundie with low protein who looks grassy wide-open space. Frisking about in the perfectly healthy to a skin-and-bones dog with bright sun, they were truly a beautiful sight! chromic vomiting and diarrhea. Sudden death Everyone wanted to hold and cuddle the 8- from a blood clot is not unknown. week-old puppy, Krakerjax Lite Hessa, brought by John and Mindy Ebey. There’s absolutely Signs that owners should look for are: weight nothing cuter than a Lundie puppy! loss (especially muscle loss), lack of appetite, persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea, pot belly Guests got a sneak preview of the wonderful and swollen legs. By the time your Lundie has glass trophies that glass artist and club member a pot belly or swollen legs, he has been sick a Mindy Ebey is making for the National long time. Specialty this fall. They will be new perpetual trophies and will be truly stunning. Waiting for symptoms to appear is like listening to the ticking of an unexploded time bomb. By the time you notice symptoms, it may be too late for treatment to be effective. The best way to catch IL early is to have your vet take a tiny bit of blood and check the albumin/globulin protein levels, an easy, inexpensive test. Doing it every six months is A Lundehund in Africa a small price to pay for peace of mind. The first episode of I.L. typically appears from A wealthy man decides to go on safari to Africa 2-6 years of age, but we have seen it as early as and he takes along his faithful Lundehund. One 6 months and as late as 12-14 years. So, yes, it day on the veldt the Lundie starts chasing is possible to develop symptoms at an advanced butterflies and quickly gets lost. Wandering age, even if the dog has never had problems about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in before. In fact, you are more likely to get a bad his direction. The Lundie thinks, “Oh boy, I’m attack in an aged Lundie than in a young one as in deep s**t!” the disease worsens with age. Then he notices some bones on the ground As for the once-a-month vomiting, it is not nearby and quickly sets about chewing the uncommon for any healthy dog to vomit now bones with his back to the cat. Just as the and then for various reasons. In a Lundehund, leopard prepares to jump the Lundie loudly periodic vomiting is almost required. If, exclaims, “Man, that was a delicious leopard! I however, the vomiting becomes more frequent, wonder if there are any more around here.” like several times a week or daily, it’s time to see the vet. Have an annual fecal parasite test Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack mid- done by your vet to rule out parasites which can stride and runs away into the trees. cause periodic upset stomach. Meanwhile a monkey who’s been watching the If your Lundehund is 12 years old, keep up the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can good work! You must be doing something trade his information for protection from the right. Sincerely, Dr. Susan. leopard. So, off he goes following the big cat. The Lundehund sees the monkey scampering off and figures something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The cat is furious at being made a fool of and races back to put an end to the conniving canine. The Lundehund sees the leopard coming and thinks “What do I do now?” But instead of running, the dog sits with his back to the attacker pretending he hasn’t seen him. Just as the leopard gets close, the Lundie says loudly, “Where is that monkey? I can never trust him. I sent him off an hour ago to find me another leopard, and he’s still not back!” Northwest Lundiefest on July 30th Attention all of you in the Pacific Northwest: it’s time again for our 12th annual Lundiefest. Join us for fun and doggie games and contests on July 30th from 11-4 p.m. or until the excitement dies down. The event will be held at Susan Taylor’s Camp Canine Daycare and Dog Park in Mukilteo, Washington. In addition to races. there will be a tunnel course, musical chairs, costume contest, limbo and jumping contests. Every dog wins a ribbon for best earfolds, feet, teeth, neck bend, tail, white collar or other things. There will also be a short memorial for Lundehunds that are no longer with us. Camp Canine has a large open pole barn and picnic tables, so just bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on. It’s potluck: last names A-F, bring dessert; G-P, fruit, salad or appetizers, Q- Z, sandwiches, finger food or main dish. . For directions, more info, contest ideas or to Dog Haiku help, e-mail Susan at email@example.com. I lie belly-up In the sunshine, happier than You will ever be. My human is home! I am so ecstatic I have Made a puddle Today I sniffed Many dog behinds—I celebrate By kissing your face. 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