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             January—February. 2010


(To access any link in this newsletter:       ctrl + click on the link                                                     CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

FROM YOUR EDITOR                                                                  SUE CERKA                             President’s Letter            Page 2

―Most of us know that dogs don’t see the same colors we do, but that has not stopped us from buying blaze orange        Brags, Wins & Puppies         Page 3
bumpers for working retrievers or bright red chew toys for house dogs. There are the colors that stand out best to us
on green grass or beige carpets, but we couldn’t make them more obscure to our dogs if we tried. Dogs, like some        Babies Can Comprehend         Page 4
humans, are red/green color blind - they most likely see red, orange and green as shades of dull gray. They see yel-    Canine Language
low, violet and blue extremely well, so while a blue toy wouldn’t stand out from a grassy background to your eyes, it
would to your dog…‖ Patricia McConnell TALE OF TWO SPECIES ( The BULLETIN 2009/2010 No. 6 - STC of California)          On a Lighter Note             Page 5

  Up coming Events:
                                                                                                                        AKC - In Protest to Michael   Page 6
STC of Greater Dayton - Specialty Show Saturday, April 3, 2010, Jeff Underwood, Event Sec. 937-879-3429
                                                                                                                         Vick’s Award

STC of Greater Atlanta - Specialty Show Saturday, April 10, 2010, Bea Vore, Event Sec. 770-983-3863
                                                                                                                        Unpacking the HSUS Gravy      Page 7

STCA Rotating - National Specialty Show held in conjunction with STC of Houston Specialty Saturday, April 17,
2010 Richard Nance, Event Sec. 817-430-0929
                                                                                                                        (cont) Activists or Advocates? Page 8
STC of Greater Houston - Specialty Show , April 18, 2010, Richard Nance, Event Sec. 847—430-0929
                                                                                                                          Rights or Welfare? Do You
          rndfw@airmail. net
                                                                                                                          Know the Difference?
STC of Greater Baltimore - Friday, April 23, 2010, MB-F Inc., Superintendent, 336-379-9352

STC of Michigan - Annual Membership Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday, April 24, 2010, Ramada                  Why Dogs Bite People          Page 9
Lansing Hotel & Conference Center, 7501 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing. Special Raffle for Attendees. See Flyer in this
Tartan for details at                                                             Cancer Research               Page 10
Annual Scotty Collector Convention– Wed. June 23 - Saturday June 26, 2010, Holiday Inn Eastgate in
Cincinnati, Ohio. For Registration Package: forward Names, Email address and US Mailing address to                      AKC Rule Changes              Page 11 or Gary Moore, 6160 Maud Hues Rd., Liberty Twp, OH 45044 (513) 777-8134
                                                                                                                        STCM Annual Membership Page 12
 “Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to      Meeting and Awards Dinner
                             bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” Dave Barry
                                                  The President’s Letter

                                                     January - February, 2010
   Dear Scottie Friends,

   Your STCM Officers and Directors have already started planning for the 2010 Specialty Show being held on September 10 & 11th. This
   year will be the club’s 40th Annual Specialty and we would like to reminisce during this celebration. If you have any items, pic-
   tures, stories, etc. that would help celebrate the history of STCM, please forward them to one of the Officers or Board Members.
   Please be sure to place you name on your item so that we can assure that it is returned to you. All Board Member’s addresses, phone,
   number and email addresses are listed on our website (listed below) - Home Page.

   Our next Club Event will be our Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner, Saturday, April 24th at the Ramada Lansing Hotel
   &Conference Center, 7501 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI. Please save the date and see the flyer in this issue. There will be a spe-
   cial Raffle Item for attendees of this meeting. (Hint: crafted by Jim DeArmond)

   The STCM and our very active Rescue Program (Regina Hess– Rescue Coordinator) wish to send out a very heartfelt THANK YOU to
   club member Mary O’Neal who generously offered grooming services to one of our latest Rescue Dogs. Mary has always been an
   enthusiastic advocate for our beloved Scotties. She is the breeder of the #1 Dog Among All Breeds for 2009 and #1 Scottish Terrier for
   2009 - CH Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot (Sadie). Congratulations Mary!!!

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Barb & Glenn Zink (DanZin Kennel)

         DanZin Twin H Power (Hudson) - WD, BW, BOB from Bred-By-Exhibitor 11/21/09 Tallmadge , OH - WD, BW 3 pt major 10/19/09

            Capital KC - WD from Bred-by-Exhibitor 10/11/09 Mad River Valley KC

         DanZin Puttin On The Ritz (Ritzy) - WB, BW, BOB from Bred-by-Exhibitor 11/21/09 Tallmadge, OH - WB for 1 pt from Bred-by-Exhibitor
           11/15/09 Columbus, OH - WB. BOS 4 pt major 10/18/09 Springfield Illinois KC

New Puppies - DanZin Twin H Power (Hudson) x CH Charthill Illuminates DanZin (Sparkle) 1/9/10 3 lively healthy Boys! All lovely Brindle!

Larry & Sue Cerka (CerScots Kennel)

         CerScots Eye Candy (Snickers) - WB 1/24/09 Oakland County KC for 2 points

Judy & Janet Campbell (Burntland Kennel) CerScots-Burntland Diamond Mind (Diamond) WB, BOB 1/22/10 Oshkosh, WI - RWB 1/23/10

            Oshkosh, WI - WB, BOB 1/24/10 Oshkosh, WI, WB,BOS 1/30/10 Grayslake, IL, WB, BOS 1/31/10 Grayslake, IL

Nancy Hurren (Fairways Kennel)

         Peabar Cherry On the Top - WB, BOB 11/7/09 Kalamazoo KC - WB, BOB 11/08/09 Grand Rapids KC - WB, BW, BOB over a special 12/19/09

            Skokie Valley KC Show Sweepstakes and RWD in regular classes

         Jacqlen’s Blackburn Roc at Fairway - At his first show, our new puppy went BOB and Terrier Group I 12/19/09 Skokie Valley KC

Pat & Tracy Wooster (Cumbria Kennel)

         Dilligan Urban Legend(Chase) - WD, BW, BOB and Terrier Group 4 11/29/09 Kankakee River Valley KC

         Cumbria’s Little Bits’ Will’s Way - WD, AOM Northern Ohio Specialty 4 pt. major

New Puppies - Dilligad Urban Legend x CH Cumbria’s Madcap Escapade 11/5/09           2 girls

New Puppies - CH Cumbria’s Winning Colors x Cumbria’s Strut The Stage At HiJink’s 1/31/10 - 1 boy

Rod Ott (Bravo Kennel)

         Bravo Silver Lining (Nickel) - WD from the Bred-by-Exhibitor class at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach,


Steve & Debi Russell (Woburn Kennel)

New Champion CH Woburn Royal Lineage (Lindsey) - our red brindle girl w/ black mask finished her championship in style by going BIS (Bred

            By Exhibitor) 12/12/09 Starved Rock KC - completing all of her points from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class.

         Woburn British Legacy (Britney) - WB, BOS 11/21/09 and 11/22/09 Lake Shore KC

         Woburn Camelot Unbridled Spirit (Darby) WD, BOS 12/19/09 Skokie Valley KC - this was his first show at 7 months - Puppy Terrier Group

            1 1/9/10 Elgin KC Super Match.

         Grooming Ranks at Woburn! - CH Charthill Woburn High Spirit (Spenser) and his offspring CH Woburn High Times (Trace) and

            Woburn High Tea (Treacle) are being shown in grooming competitions around the USA by Kendra Otto who finished in 4th place in the

            2009 Groom Team USA standings. She has moved up in the standings from 8th place in 2007 to 6th place in 2008, 4th place in 2009. In

            Addition, Kendra placed in the ribbons (pointed) in more shows (10) than any other groomer in the USA this year, even though it is difficult
            competing with hand-stripped terriers

                                                                                                          STCM Jan - Feb, 2010 Page 3
                                                       Babies Can Comprehend “Canine” Language

                                         Friday, July 24 (HealthDay News) - What is a bark? A new study suggests that 6-month
                                                       old babies know the answer.

Researchers found that most infants who were tested could figure out that an aggressive bark goes with an angry-looking dog. They also
seemed to know that friendly-looking pooches voice their feelings in a different way.

The babies managed to do this even though they were not very familiar with dogs.

It is not clear whether the babies actually know that a dog baring its teeth is a sign of trouble, but they are showing a level of sophistica-
tion regarding how dogs reveal their emotions, said study author Ross Flom, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

“We think babies have a broad-based set of abilities and skills when they enter the world.” he said. “And those become broadened and
honed based on the individual experiences in their lives.”

Flom spends his time studying how babies perceive emotions, and previously found that they can tell the difference between upbeat and
gloomy music.

In the new study, Flom and his colleagues recruited 128 infants and toddlers, almost all of whom were white. All of the participants had
little or no exposure to dogs during their brief lives.

The researchers showed the babies video stills of aggressive and non-aggressive dogs, and watched what they did when they heard
sounds of barking.

The study results appear in the July issue of Developmental Psychology.

The researcher believe that they can glean whether a baby is making a connection between two things by monitoring how long they look
at a picture. In this case, 6-month-ol babies were more likely to look longer at the picture of a canine expression that matched the bark

Only about 15% of the babies spent more time looking at the wrong dog picture or looked equally at both, Flom said.

Older babies—at 12, 18, and 24 months— were likely to look at the correct dog, but for just flickers of time, Flom said, and then look
around the room or equally between the video stills.

While some have interpreted this to mean they can‟t distinguish the correct picture, Flom says it „s actually a sign that “the task is almost
too easy for them.”

The study didn‟t examine what the babies actually perceived about the barks and the canine expressions. No one knows if they‟re aware
that a normal-looking dog is a better prospect for playtime than one that looks — and sounds—like it wants to take a bite out of the near-
est leg.

Still, it‟s “remarkable” that babies that aren‟t exposed to dogs can figure out how to link their barks to their faces, Flom said. That means
they can connect audio and visual cues.

As for the future, researchers are exploring how humans relate to dogs, which have a long history of interacting with people, and wolves,
which don‟t.

Over time, Flom said, dogs and humans have learned how to communicate with each other.

And, of course, each gets what they want from the other, whether it be the newspaper or a long back scratch.

Sources: Ross Flom, Ph.D., associate professor, psychology and neuroscience, Bringham Young University, Provo, Utah; July 2009

Developmental Psychology                                                                           STCM TARTAN Jan - Feb 2010 Page 4
       FBI Canine

       A police dog responds to an ad for work with the FBI. ―Well‖ says the personnel
       director, ―you’ll have to meet some strict requirements. First you must type at
       least 60 word per minute.‖ Sitting down at the typewriter, the dog types out 80
       words per minute. ―Also,‖ says the director, ―you must pass a physical and com-
       plete the obstacle course.‖ This perfect canine specimen finishes the course in re-
       cord time. ―There’s one last requirement,‖ the director continues; ―you must be
       bilingual.‖ With confidence, the dogs looks up at him and says, ―Meow!‖

        10 Reasons why your dog’s haircut costs more than yours!
        1.    You don’t go for 8 weeks and NEVER wash or brush your hair.

        2. Your hair dresser doesn’t have to CARRY you back and forth, kicking and screaming to the sink.

        3. Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end and give you a sanitary trim!

        4. Your hairdresser doesn’t clean your ears!

        5.    Your hairdresser doesn’t have to remove the boogies from your eyes.

        6. You sit still. You don’t bite & scratch your hairdresser.

        7.    Your hair cut doesn’t include a manicure and pedicure.

        8. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts hair on your head.

        9. You don’t decide to do an Operatic Solo at the top of your lungs and encourage all other patrons to join in!

        10. The likelihood of you peeing or pooping while your hair is being cut is slim.

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Cute Scottie Video:

From Service Dog to SURFice Dog:

Dooney & Bourke Special Sale: Scottie Purses

Scottie Online Agility game: Scottie Dog                                STCM TARTAN Jan - Feb, 2010 Page 5

Cooking with Miranda - Doggie Quiche       (Bone Appetit’)
To voice your opposition visit the Ed Block Courage Award
   web site at
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                                                                                                              Animal Activists or Animal Advocate?
                                Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train                                                  Animal Rights or Animal Welfare?
                            If you don't think their spending should                                              Do YOU know the difference?
                            come under question, just take a look at
                                        their 2008 return!                                          Animal Welfare supports humane use and treatment of animals and
                                    believes that humans have a responsibility to care for animals.
                         unpacking-the-hsus-gravy-train                                             Animal Welfare includes humane treatment and responsible care of
                                                                                                    animals used by humans for service, research, food, education,
                         Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train
                         December 30, 2009                                                          kept in zoos or sanctuaries, and especially those animals kept by
Animal Welfare           There are only two things certain in life, as the saying goes,             pet owners.
is based on the
                         and a byproduct of one of them requires nonprofit organiza-
                         tions to file paperwork with the IRS. So now that the decep-
principles of hu-                                                                                   Animal Rights (AR) is based on moral and ethical philosophies.
                         tively named "Humane Society" of the United States
mane care and use                                                                                   While Animals Rights Advocates and Groups talk about humane
                         (HSUS) has submitted its "Form 990" for 2008, we thought
of animals. When         it was time to take a close look. The tax filing itself is a bit           care, the bottom line is to work for humane care and legislation
we support the idea      more detailed than ones in the past, thanks to some new                    ONLY until all animals can be removed from human use. The rea-
of animal welfare it     IRS rules. And more detail equals a clearer picture of ex-
                                                                                                    son for this is the Animal Rights belief that no species on this planet
means we believe         actly what HSUS is doing -- and what it's not doing -- with all
that humans have         its money. [Click here to view the full document.]                         is better than another; therefore, humans have no right to dominate
the right to use                                                                                    over, use, breed, or eat non-human species. www.animal-
animals and own          HSUS reported spending almost $20 million on "campaigns,         
them, but with that      legislation, and litigation"-enough to worry any livestock
use and ownership        farmer or hunter looking to keep their chosen lifestyle alive.
                         The group collected over $86 million in contributions, and                 "..can the slavery of animals be justified? After all, precisely what
must be responsibil-
                         spent more than $24 million on fundraising, including $4                   characteristic or "defect" is it that animals have that justifies our
ity to provide proper
                         million on professional fundraisers. Think about it: 28 cents              treatment of them as our slaves, as our things, as property that
and humane care
                         of every dollar contributed to HSUS goes back out the door
and treatment.                                                                                      exists only for the sake of us, the human masters. The reality is that
                         to raise more money. HSUS even paid a single "lockbox"
Organizations that       company more than $4.2 million to count and process its                    we progressives like to think that we have eschewed all vestiges of
support animal           cash hauls. We won't comment on that company's curious                     slavery from our lives, but the reality is that we are all slave owners,
welfare are the ones     "ALF" initials (for Arizona Lockbox & Fulfillment).                        the plantation is the earth, sown with the seeds of greed, and the
who work to im-
                                                                                                    slaves are our nonhuman sisters and brothers." Gary Francione,
prove the treatment      The bottom line is the same as it ever was: HSUS rakes in
and well-being of        millions from unsuspecting Americans who may confuse the                   (Professor-Rutgers School of Law) Animal Rights Commentary,
animals.                 animal rights group with an unaffiliated local humane soci-                February 15, 1996: Human Superiority.
                         ety. And with all this cash flying around, it's no surprise that
                         41 HSUS employees made at least $100,000 last year. All                    Additional Quotes from Voices From The Darkside NAIA website
                         told, HSUS paid out over $30.9 million in salaries, wages,
                         and other employee compensation.
                                                                                                    "Probably everything we do is a publicity stunt ... we are not here to
                         HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle earned more than $250,000 in                        gather members, to please, to placate, to make friends. We're here
Animal Rights            salary and benefits in 2008. We wouldn't begrudge him a                    to hold the radical line." Ingrid Newkirk, PETA's president and foun-
is based on the idea     large salary, of course: He runs an animal-rights business
                                                                                                    der, USA Today, September 3, 1991
that humans must         "charity," after all.
not use or own
animals at all. The      But the real trouble lies in where most HSUS money doesn't                 "Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are 'acceptable
organizations who
                         go: to pet shelters. In contrast with the group's extravagant              crimes' when used for the animal cause." Alex Pacheco, Director,
                         spending on people, HSUS's total grant allocation was less
support this philoso-                                                                               PETA
                         than $4.7 million. And of that, almost half went to a political
phy forward their
                         campaign committee called "Californians for Humane
agenda by changing       Farms," the main lobbying organization responsible for                     "In a perfect world, we would not keep animals for our benefit, in-
the laws to eliminate    California's "Proposition 2" ballot initiative.                            cluding pets," Tom Regan, emeritus professor of philosophy at
the raising of farm
                                                                                                    North Carolina State University and author of “Empty Cages” -
animals for food and     For all the cute pictures of puppies and kitties on HSUS
clothing, hunting,       paraphernalia, you'd think it would operate a pet shelter, or              speaking at University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, March 3,
trapping, fishing,       at least give a substantial portion of its money to one. But               2004
rodeos, circuses,        HSUS has lobbying to do, a PETA-inspired agenda to push,
zoos, the use of         meat eaters to stigmatize, and livestock farmers to put out
                                                                                                    "The entire animal rights movement in the United States reacted
animals in lifesaving    to pasture. Lobbying? Oh, yes. HSUS takes four full pages
                         to detail its lobbying activities on the state and federal lev-            with unfettered glee at the [Fox Hunting] Ban in England ...We view
research, and the
                         els.                                                                       this act of parliament as one of the most important actions in the
breeding and owner-
ship of all animals as                                                                              history of the animal rights movement. This will energize our efforts
                         With all the politicking going on, the animals-remember
pets and compan-                                                                                    to stop hunting with hounds." Wayne Pacelle, CEO, Humane Soci-
                         them?-seem to get lost in the shuffle. We added up the
ions.                    totals, and HSUS gave only a little more than $450,000-                    ety of the US (HSUS), London Times, December 26, 2004 .
                         that's just half of one percent of its total budget-in grants to
                         organizations providing hands-on care to dogs and cats.                    "We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to
                         That's less than 11 percent of what it paid "ALF" (see                     stop all hunting in the United States ... We will take it species by
                         above) just to count its money.
                                                                                                    species until all hunting is stopped in California. Then we will take it
                         We're musing today about HSUS's next big self-marketing                    state by state. Wayne Pacelle, Senior VP Humane Society of the
                         blitz, and some new slogans it might want to use. Our favor-               US (HSUS), formerly of Friends of Animals and Fund for Animals,
                         ite? "HSUS: Feed the lawyers, save the fundraisers, screw                  Full Cry Magazine, October 1, 1990.           (Continued on Page 8)
                         the pets." North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance It's not an
                         over-population problem, it's an owner retention problem.
                         Stop the Killing. Train your pet, keep your pet.                               STCM TARTAN Jan - Feb, 2010 Page 7
                                      Animal Activists or Animal Advocates? Animal Rights or Animal Welfare? Do YOU know the difference? - continued…..

                         (Continued from previous page)                                              recognizing the significance of animal guardianship ... important
                                                                                                     victories in our relentless war on animal exploitation, cruelty and
                         Current surveys show that nearly 70% of pet owners consider
                                                                                                     abuse.” He further claims “Updating city codes to include the term
                         their pets as family members. This is a good thing as this                  "animal guardian" is a symbolic change that demonstrates a new
                         raises the level of care and commitment that owners provide                 attitude of public concern for the welfare of all animals. Though
                         for their pets.
                                                                                                     updated legal language does not affect one’s legal rights, responsi-
                                                                                                     bilities and liabilities, the psychological and sociological impact of
                         The Animal Rights leaders and grassroots organizations are
                                                                                                     this change in language is advancing positive attitudes about ani-
                         very adept at blurring the lines between Animal Welfare and
                                                                                                     mal care.”
                         Animal Rights. Animal Rights Groups exploit our love of ani-
Animal Welfare           mals to work for various types of restrictive legislation (limit            In reality, this statement by Katz better explains the motive behind
is based on the          laws, breed specific legislation, mandatory spay/neuter) as
                                                                                                     Guardianship: "It is time we demand an end to the misguided and
principles of hu-        well as laws that are steps toward changing the legal status of
mane care and use                                                                                    abusive concept of animal ownership. The first step on this long,
                         animals as property.
of animals. When                                                                                     but just, road would be ending the concept of pet ownership." Elliot
we support the idea                                                                                  Katz, President "In Defense of Animals," Spring 1997.
of animal welfare it     In a speech to the Animal Agriculture Alliance, Wes Jamison,
means we believe         PhD, an associate professor of agriculture at Dordt College
                                                                                                     HOW DO THE ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS CHANGE THE LAW?
that humans have         said the animal rights movement, which has its roots in
                                                                                                     Visit the Institute for Animal Rights Law (IARL) website There you
the right to use         Europe, is here to stay. Dr Jamison says four social conditions
animals and own                                                                                      can download their radical version of a model spay/neuter ordi-
                         cause the movement: urbanization, humanization of animals
them, but with that                                                                                  nance which reads “it shall be unlawful to harbor in this jurisdiction
                         (anthropomorphism), acceptance of evolutionary theory, and
use and ownership                                                                                    any un-spayed cat or dog over four months of age or any unneu-
must be responsibil-     affinity for equal rights among species (egalitarianism). To-
                                                                                                     tered cat or dog over four months of age. "Harbor" is defined to
ity to provide proper    day’s urban society whose main contact with animals is pets                 include legal ownership, or the providing of regular care, or shelter,
and humane care          that they view as family members, creates a ready-made audi-
                                                                                                     or protection, or refuge, or nourishment, or medical treatment…”
and treatment.           ence for animal rights activists. In the late 1990s many animal
Organizations that
                         rights groups started using legislative, regulatory, and judicial
support animal                                                                                       IARL will also “educate” you on why anti-breeding laws are constitu-
                         processes to work toward their goals. With little success at the
welfare are the ones                                                                                 tional. Their website says - The core of a typical anti-breeding law is
who work to im-          federal level, efforts have focused on state and local levels.              its “findings,” which usually are that:
prove the treatment      According to Dr. Jamison, this is where animal rights groups
and well-being of        are having a quiet and very significant impact on the way peo-
                                                                                                     · Euthanasia of unwanted cats and dogs is rampant, with totals
animals.                 ple use and view animals. They have advantages. They have
                                                                                                     annually of millions of animals;
                         better organization, they have intense activism, and they have
                                                                                                     · The root cause of this mass killing is the problem of overpopula-
                         local civic support.
                                                                                                     tion, which causes social problems beyond those of euthanasia.
Animal Rights
                         To quote Gary Francione (Rutgers School of Law) and Tom
is based on the idea                                                                                 Further, IARL says “Based on these findings, the anti-breeding laws
                         Regan (Professor of Philosophy, NC State University) – “Not
that humans must                                                                                     provide for a moratorium on the breeding of cats and dogs, and if
                         only are the philosophies of animal rights and animal welfare
not use or own                                                                                       that doesn’t reduce the overpopulation problem in that municipality
animals at all. The      separated by irreconcilable differences... the enactment of
                                                                                                     then a mandatory spaying and neutering program is provided.”
organizations who        animal welfare measures actually impedes the achievement of
support this philoso-    animal rights... Welfare reforms, by their very nature, can only            As the end goal of animal rights is to end breeding of companion
phy forward their        serve to retard the pace at which animal rights goals are
agenda by changing                                                                                   animals, they need to draw a straight line between breeding and
                         achieved.” A Movement's Means Create Its Ends," The Ani-
the laws to eliminate                                                                                euthanasia, whether or not the logic used to make a case is flawed
                         mals' Agenda, January/February 1992, pp. 40-42. (NAIA web-
the raising of farm                                                                                  or the information presented is inaccurate. First euthanasia is
animals for food and     site
                                                                                                     hardly “rampant”, as figures have steadily decreased over the past
clothing, hunting,       animalrightsquote.htm.)                                                     decades. Further, IARL, in typical activist fashion, chooses to com-
trapping, fishing,
                                                                                                     pletely ignore all other reasons for animals ending up in shelters -
rodeos, circuses,        Equally important is to understand the philosophy and organi-
zoos, the use of
                                                                                                     generally related to a breakdown of the owner’s ability or desire to
                         zation of the animal rights movement. Only the extremists
animals in lifesaving                                                                                care for the animal.
                         make headline news – ALF (Animal Liberation Front) breaking
research, and the
breeding and owner-      in to a school or lab and “rescuing” animals housed there, or
ship of all animals as   throwing acid on vehicles owned by pharmaceutical company         If you become involved in local legislation issues, it is important to
pets and compan-         executives. The activists who work to integrate their philoso-
                                                                                           remember that much of the general public and many of the legisla-
ions.                    phy into our legal system one small step at a time through the
                                                                                           tors do not understand these differences. They are being manipu-
                         courts don't make exciting news for the press.
                                                                                           lated into passing restrictive laws which can be the vehicle for fu-
                                                                                           ture enactment of measures to possibly eliminate ownership of
                         By changing public opinion - By changing the law – by electing
                         pro animal rights legislators. Dr. Elliot Katz, founder of In De-
                                                                                           Ethics and responsible ownership cannot be legislated – it must be
                         fense of Animals says “our efforts to raise the status of ani-
                                                                                           taught, and animal cruelty laws already exist to punish the offend-
                         mals beyond that of mere property, commodities and things
                                                                                           ers.             STCM TARTAN Jan - Feb 2010 page 8
                         dramatically expanded as the state of Rhode Island, and the
                         cities of West Hollywood and Berkeley, CA, and Sherwood,
My Mom Made Me Do This!!!

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Cancer Research
The following message is forwarded with permission from Dr. Froman: Although it was initially addressed to practitioners on the veteri-
nary professionals board, she agreed that it would be useful to get the work out to knowledgeable dog owners who could make their own
practitioners aware of the request for tumor and blood samples…

Dr. Froman writes:

I am writing to ask for support from practitioners - the Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan is the recipient of a National Cancer In-
stitute Go! Grant to study cancer in canines and humans. The initial focus is on five main tumor types (canine only at this point):

1) Osteosarcoma                  2) Hemangiosarcoma               3) Lymphoma           4) Malignant histiocytosis                   5) Melanoma (oral or digital)

We are asking for submissions of *FRESH* tumor samples (not in formalin) and 3-5 mls of blood in an EDTA tube, along with a signed
owner consent form. If the dog has already had the mass removed, and there is a histologically confirmed diagnosis of one of the above
tumor types, we would be pleased to receive a blood sample. All submissions must include the signed consent form and histo report con-
firming the diagnosis. With advance notice, we can overnight a tumor collection kit to your practice. The Van Andel is a world class hu-
man cancer research institute. We are very hopeful these studies will lead to earlier diagnostics, as well as improved and individualized
therapies for both dogs and people. More information at (source:—posted on Janu-
ary 23, 2010 by Cindy Cooke

“Bet You Can’t Own Just One! - Author Unknown

Why own a dog? There’s a danger you know. You can’t own just one, for the craving will grow. There’s no doubt they’re addictive, wherein lies the danger. While
living with lots, you’ll grow poorer and stranger.

One dog is no trouble, and two are so funny. The third one is easy, the fourth one’s a honey. The fifth one delightful, the sixth one’s a breeze. You find you can
live with a houseful with ease. So how ‘bout another? Would you really dare? They’re really quite easy but oh, Lord the hair! With dogs on the sofa and dogs on
the bed, and crates in the kitchen, it’s no bother you’ve said. They’re really no trouble, their manners are great. What’s just one more dog and just one more crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty. The floor is all footprints, the furniture dusty. The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care? Who minds a few nose
prints and a little more hair? So let’s keep a puppy, you can always find room and a little more time for the dust cloth and broom. There’s hardly a limit to the dogs
you can add. The thought of a cutback sure makes you sad. Each one is so special, so useful, so funny. The vet, the food bill grows larger, you owe money. Your
folks never visit, few friends come to stay except other dog folks, who all live the same way. Your lawn has now died, and your shrubs are dead too. But your
weekends are busy, you’re off with your crew.

There’s dog food and vitamins, training and shots. And entries and travel and motels which cost lots. Is it worth it, you wonder? Are you caught in a trap? Then
that favorite dogs comes and climbs in your lap. His look says you’re special and you know that you will keep all of the critters in spite of the bill. Some just for
showing and some just to breed. And some just for loving, they all fill a need.

But winter’s a hassle, the dogs hate it too. But they must have their walks though they’re numb and you’re blue. Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout
at the dogs on the sofa who refuse to go out. The dogs and the dog shows, the travel, the thrills, the work and the worry, the pressure, the bills. The whole thing
seems worth it, the dogs are your life. They’re charming and funny and offset the strife.

Your life-style has changed. Things won’t be the same. Yes, those dogs are addictive and so it’s the dog game!!

 When a dog bays, it is following the basic urge to call the pack together.

 Rituals are a basic part of canine behavior. Greetings, feeding, hunting and sleeping all include social performances.

 The burying of bones is part of a dog’s instinctive feeding ritual; shaking things viciously is part of the hunting ritual.

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AKC Changes to Rules Applying to Dog Shows
Chapter 3, Section 3 Effective: January 1, 2010
Bred-by-Exhibitor class entrants must be registered by the date of the event.

Chapter 3, Section 5 Effective: July 1, 2010
The Twelve-to-Eighteen Month class can be further divided into two age groups consisting of twelve month of age and under fifteen month,
and fifteen months of age but under eighteen month of age.

Chapter 3, Section 14 Effective: With the implementation of the May 12, 2010 Point Schedule
Grand Champion points may be awarded to the Best of Breed or Best of Variety of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed or Best of Va-
riety of Breed, Select Dog and Select Bitch.

Chapter 3, Section 15 Effective: With the implementation of the May 12, 2010 Point Schedule
Grand Champion points will not be awarded beyond variety competition.

Chapter 3, Section 23 Effective: January 1, 2010
Winners of the Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex in each of the individual miscellaneous breeds will be awarded points towards the Cer-
tificate of Merit (CM) title based on the number of dogs defeated. Upon completion of the CM title a dog may continue to compete in the Mis-
cellaneous class so long as they are of an eligible breed. The CM suffix title is an introductory title to AKC conformation events and will be
superseded by the CH title when earned. A detailed explanation of the CM point structure may be found in the May 2009 Board of Directors
Meeting Minutes.

Chapter 5, Section 1 Effective: With the implementation of the May 12, 2010 Point Schedule
Ribbon color for the Select award is light blue and white.

Chapter 11, Section 1 Effective: January 1, 2010
All dogs must be individually registered by the day of the event to be eligible to exhibit at an AKC event. No dog shall be exhibited in a li-
censed or member dog show, except for dogs entered in the Miscellaneous Class unless it is either individually registered in the AKC Stud
Book, or individually registered with a foreign registry organization whose pedigrees are acceptable for AKC registration. Only dogs that are
individually registered with a foreign registry organization and whose registration with the AKC has been delayed will be eligible for an exten-

Chapter 11, Section 4 Effective: January 1, 2010
An AKC litter number will no longer be accepted on an entry form. In addition, a Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) or Indefinite Listing
Privilege (ILP) number will be acceptable for participation in appropriate classes.

Chapter 12, Section 4 Effective: January 1, 2010
Because an AKC litter number will no longer be accepted on entries, it will not be necessary to provide this information in the printed catalog.

Chapter 16, Section 6 Effective: With the implementation of the May 12, 2010 Point Schedule
Grand Champion points cannot be earned until a dog has completed the requirements for a championship. The Grand Champion points will
be recorded according to the number of eligible dogs competing in the regular classes of each breed or variety, as well as dogs competing in
Best of Breed competition according to the Schedule of Points established by the Board of Directors.

Best of Breed or Best of Variety of Breed will count all eligible dogs of both sexes competing in Best of Breed or Best of Variety of Breed in
addition to the dogs that competed in the regular classes for both sexes in calculating Grand Champion points.

Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed or Best of Variety of Breed shall count all eligible dogs of their sex competing in Best of Breed or Best of
Variety of Breed competition in addition to the dogs that competed in the regular classes for their sex in calculating Grand Championship

Select Dog or Select Bitch shall count all eligible dogs of their sex defeated in Best of Breed or Best of Variety of Breed competition in addition
to the dogs that competed in the regular classes for their sex in calculating Grand Championship points.

Chapter 16, Section 7 Effective: With the implementation of the May 12, 2010 Point Schedule
To become a Grand Champion a dog that is a Champion of Record must have twenty-five Grand Champion points. Nine or more of those
points must have been won at three shows with a rating of three or more Grand Champion points each and under three different judges. Ad-
ditional, some one or more of the balance of said points must have been won under some other judge or judges than the three judge referred
to above and at least on Champion of Record was defeated at three shows.

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AGENDA:                                                            Following the Meeting:

Sit-Down Dinner - Featured Speaker                        Hand-crafted Curio Cabinet Raffle
Brief Annual Meeting (Very Brief)                    Crafted by STCM Member & Officer Jim DeArmond

Election of Officers                                            You Must Be Present To WIN!!

Presentation of Awards
                                                        RSVP must be received by April 20, 2010

                         Register on-line at:


            Use the Registration Form Below

                         STCM Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner

                                          Dinner Reservations

                                        Apple Almond Chicken
          Stuffed with a Delicious Apple and Almond Stuffing, Glazed with a Maple and Dijon Sauce

                                       English Cut Roast Sirloin
                             Sliced Roast Sirloin Topped with a Sauce Burgonne

 All dinners served with fresh Garden Salad or Caesar Salad, Chef’s Choice of Starch and Vegetable, Warm rolls
and Butter, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea & French Style Cheesecake for Dessert

                Chicken ____ number of dinners at $20.00 per dinner $________

                  Sirloin ____ number of dinners at $20.00 per dinner $_______

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                                                Regina Hess

         58581 Klumbis Rd., Dowagiac, MI 49047 (269) 591-0487


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