SURFACE POSTAGE PAID MAIL AUSTRALIA If undelivered return to: Club L’Epagneul Breton Inc. Vic. 60 Tamarind Crescent Werribee 3030 PP 33768210005 The opinions expressed within contributors’ Newsletter articles are not necessarily those of Club November – December 2008 L’Epagneul Breton Inc’ Vic’, or of the committee. Whilst every effort is made to ensure copy is reproduced correctly, CLUB the club EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com accepts no responsibility for errors. CLUB WEB SITE: www.clubbreton.com.au NOTE. Club Epagneul Breton memberships fees now due and payable. 2009 – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CLUB L’EPAGNEUL BRETON CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL and MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE Your Club L’Epagneul Breton Contacts. President - Mark Malamaci Secretary/Newsletter Editor - Bill Allen 60 Tamarind Crescent Werribee 3030 Phone/Fax 9741 9534 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President/Puppy Officer - Ray Waldron (03) 5874 3810 Treasurer/membership Officer - Peter Price 57 Eucalypt Ave Lwr Templestowe (03) 9848 6507 Email - email@example.com Committee members Michael Calleja Ayman Hassan Marco Pagliaro Kevin Phelps Alex Jevric Renato Pagliarosi Club L’Epagneul Breton now have a web site. www.clubbreton.com.au For information about what’s happening within our breed world wide and at a club level check out this marvellous new initiative of your Club L’Epagneul Breton. If you have anything you would like to paste or ad- vertise on the web site place forward it to the club Treasurer, Peter Price, for committee approval at our new club email address; firstname.lastname@example.org Editor’s View. Hi again all. Well here we go again. A new, & very special, club year coming up, new committee members, & new events. AGM TIME Our CEB Annual General meeting was held on the evening of Wed’ 15th Octo- ber at Breizoz French Creperie in Williamstown. As you will notice from the ‘club contacts’ page we have some new office bearers including a new club President in Mark Mallamaci. I would like to personally congratulate Mark, & I look forward, as club Secretary, to working with him over the next year. Mark is a ‘doer’ not just a talker, & he’s definitely the right man for the job in my opinion. Congratulations must also go to club member Alex Jevric for win- ning the major door prize - a dinner for two at Breizoz to the value of $100 (kindly donated by another club member) The great disappointment was that once again, despite the club offering some great door prizes in an effort to entice members along, the attendance was nothing short of absolutely pathetic. In my humble opinion every Club L’Epagneul Breton member that did not attend should hang their head in shame. What everyone needs to seriously consider is that our club is in trou- ble. Without more involvement from club members those that are doing their best will soon burn out, & there is a definite possibility that the club could ‘fold up’ in the not too distant future. Think very carefully about that people. It IS a definite reality. How many times must I plead for people to get involved, even if it’s just coming along to club events to say hello. Many members have passed com- ment that there haven’t been enough newsletters this year. Quite right. This is only the second. I’ll willingly bear the brunt of criticism there, but hang on a minute, just what is it you want to know about - events that club members don't bother attending? Articles written by one person only? The sole contribu- tor to this newsletter for nearly 2 years now has been me - no one else has even bothered to send in a report, or photo of their own Breton, or let me know what they have been doing. Everything you have read for the past 2 years has come solely from myself. How about a little input from you people if you want a newsletter. I don't know what you’re up to. Haven’t got as clue. So tell me. Email me, write a letter, or even just give me a phone call. This is not my per- sonal forum. It’s supposed to be a newsletter for & about club members & events. I need input from club members. Otherwise you’ll just keep getting in- formation from myself when & where I can get my hands on it. Bill Allen - Editor. 2009 - A ‘Special year’. Our 30th Anniversary. In 1979 a group of Breton owners got together & decided to start a club to represent this wonderful breed & it’s owners, and so the ‘Brittany Spaniel club of Victoria’ was first ‘whelped’. A bit later on the name was changed to reflect the correct name of the breed as per it’s country of origin, ‘Club L’Epagneul Breton inc Vic’. Many things have changed over the past 30 years. People have come & gone, & the hunting world has changed a great deal. New laws have impacted on our dogs, ourselves, & our lifestyles, & still we are here. Those that kicked things off 30 years ago should be proud of what they achieved. We have seen some great highlights & some ‘not so great’ lowlights. I look back on my own 25+ year association with the club & find that, unfor- tunately, many past members are no longer with us. Some have passed from our presence, whilst others have retired to a ‘quieter’ way of life. The great pity is that much of the history of our early days with the breed in this country is being lost. How many members can remember the early imports? And what of the knowledge & experience those past members have gained? Is that also to be lost in times ahead? Do new members have to start all over again without the benefit of those that learned in the past? Then there’s the issue of club members getting involved in their club, but I’ve said enough about that for now. This year will be a special one for our club. A year we should all be very proud of. Those of us on the committee are going to be doing our best to bring you events that will celebrate 30 years of your club and our great little breed, the smallest of all pointing dogs. We would like to personally invite all current & past members to come along & share in those cele- brations. Come back & meet past & present members. Talk about dogs & times gone past. Have a look at pics of Bretons, both past & present, on our revamped photo board. Let’s not leave those great dogs of our past to be for- gotten—they deserve far better than to be lost in the void of the past. I’ve of- ten remonstrated in these pages about club members not getting involved in club events, but 2009 will be a year of celebrating our club & our breed - the greatest of all hunting gundogs. So let’s all make it a good one & something to remember for the next 30 years. Hope to see ya there. Showing Off Saturday the 1st November saw the running of the club’s open & championship shows. These events were held at Lancefield & by all accounts there was a great en- try of over 30 Bretons. The Italian judge once more lamented the lack of ‘European type’ Bretons in the ring, but presented some great awards to deserving winners in the end. Unfortunately, as I could not attend myself, & as no-one else has offered up a report, I really can’t give you a great deal more information. However, here are the placings. Congratulation to al that competed, attended, & particularly to those that managed to place in these hard fought out events. CEB 208 Open Show Results Judge: Mr J Marshall (Vic) Best Exhibit: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE AS GOOD AS IT GETS w 16/8/2007 bred by exhibitor s Ch/Am Ch Dogwood Out of the Park (Imp USA) d Ch Tobenlee Last Tango Tnite Runner Up: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE GOSSIP NEVER SLEEPS w 7/4/2008 bred by exhibitor s Dogwood Hollow Pot Black (Imp USA) d Ch Tobenlee China Doll Baby Puppy: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE TWIST THE NITE AWAY w 31/7/2008 bred by exhibitor s Ch Tobenlee K-Cee Bandit d Ch Dogwood Hollow American Beauty (Imp USA) Minor Puppy: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE GOSSIP NEVER SLEEPS w 7/4/2008 bred by exhibitor s Dogwood Hollow Pot Black (Imp USA) d Ch Tobenlee China Doll Puppy: M Di Natale’s RIVAMIST MZ LA DI DA w 22/1/2008 bred by H Green s Ch Alar’s Steel Shadow (Imp USA) d Ch Wameika Dentelle CD ADX Junior: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE AS GOOD AS IT GETS w 16/8/2007 bred by exhibitor s Ch/Am Ch Dogwood Out of the Park (Imp USA) d Ch Tobenlee Last Tango Tnite Intermediate: M Di Natale’s RIVERREED TINSL TOWN TART w 21/12/2006 bred by exhibitor s Ch Tobenlee Nite Jester d Ch Riverreed The Last Tango Australian Bred: A & V Bourne’s TOBENLEE K-CEE BANDIT w 15/9/2003 bred by Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner c Ch PJ’s All Kiddin’Aside (Imp USA) d Ch Likren Goodnite Suzzanna (iid) Open: A & V Bourne’s GR CH TENDAYI DARE YA TA WHISPA w 17/10/2001 bred by Dr D & A Rogers s Ch Rocklan Jordean Night Hawk d Ch Tobenlee The Bear Facts CEB 2008 Championship Show Results Judge: Mr Gianni Guffanti (Italy) Best Exhibit: Miss J Sharrock’s CH TOBENLEE CHINA DOLL w 28/2/2002 bred by Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner s Ch PJ’s All Kiddin’Aside (Imp USA) d Ch Lik- ren Goodnite Suzzanna (iid) Runner Up: H Green’s CH WAMEIKA DENTELLE CD ADX JDX GD SPD w 9/12/1999 bred by IJ & K Ward s Ch Tobenlee Jac Flash d Ch Wameika Bijou Baby Puppy: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE TWIST THE NITE AWAY w 31/7/2008 bred by exhibitor s Ch Tobenlee K-Cee Bandit d Ch Dogwood Hollow American Beauty (Imp USA) Minor Puppy: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE GOSSIP NEVER SLEEPS w 7/4/2008 bred by exhibitor s Dogwood Hollow Pot Black (Imp USA) d Ch Tobenlee China Doll Puppy: M Di Natale’s RIVAMIST MZ LA DI DA w 22/1/2008 bred by H Green s Ch Alar’s Steel Shadow (Imp USA) d Ch Wameika Dentelle CD ADX Junior: I & K Ward’s CH WAMEIKA HI OCTANE w 2/7/2007 bred by exhibitor s Gamewyn Big Paulo d Gr Ch Wameika Echo Montana Intermediate: Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner’s TOBENLEE PLAYN F KEEPS w 26/4/2007 bred by exhibitor c CH/AM CH Dogwood Hollow Out of the Park (Imp USA) d Ch Tobenlee Flirt with Me Australian Bred: H Green’s CH WAMEIKA DENTELLE CD ADX JDX GD SPD w 9/12/1999 bred by IJ & K Ward s Ch Tobenlee Jac Flash d Ch Wameika Bijou Open: Miss J Sharrock’s CH TOBENLEE CHINA DOLL w 28/2/2002 bred by Mrs Fiona Brown-Elkner s Ch PJ’s All Kiddin’Aside (Imp USA) d Ch Lik- ren Goodnite Suzzanna (iid) CEB 2008 Non-Slip Retrieving Trial Sunday 9th of November once again saw a gathering of dedicated trailers and hunters in the Na- gambie region of Victoria for the annual running of the back to back Non-Slip Retrieving Trials hosted by Club L’Epagneul Breton and the GSP club of Vic’. The GSP club had once again run ‘Back to Back’ with CEB, hosting their own trials on Saturday 8th at the same site. They ran be- ginners, novice and restricted stakes with good entries in all events. Unfortunately the number of Bretons competing in these events is still far smaller than it should, be but with several young Bretons showing a lot of potential the future is looking brighter. Sunday it was our turn, and once again the team of Michael Calleja, Ray Waldron, Russell Hurren, Alex Jevric, Mark Mallamaci, Peter Price and Andrew Yeomans, put on what can only be described as one of the best Retrieving Trial events of the year. The work these guys put in to make it all happen is nothing short of astounding and they certainly deserve the thanks of all com- petitors and CEB club members. Barry Kavanagh judged the novice event, Garrith Tawton judged the Restricted, and our own Brian Paice once more judged the Field and Game retriever test. These guys did a great job and the excellent entry numbers showed the popularity of these immensely experienced and knowledgeable judges. We had 24 starters in the Novice event, 15 in the restricted, and 6 in the F&G test. It was great to see a few new faces giving their Bretons a run on this day. First timers were: CEB member Ayman Hassan running his young dog in the F&G test, and Luc Thomasino running two Breton in the Novice event. Ayman greatly enjoyed running his dog in the F&G test and I am hopeful that we might eventually see him enter his dog in the Novice event next year. Luc did an amazing job consider- ing that Saturday saw both him and his dogs ‘Brittniki Gunsmoke Gus’ (Gus) and ‘Windkael Di- mantina’ (Roxy) running in their very first retrieving trial, the GSP club beginners stake. This was not just a first time for the dogs but it was also Luc’s first experience with VCA retrieving trials Luc and his dogs not only finished but managed to achieve a 2nd place with ‘Roxy’ and 4th with ‘Gus’ in this event. Placing in their very first event is an absolutely Brilliant effort for Luc, Roxy, and Gus. Sunday saw Luc get through some very testing runs in the novice event by retrieving all birds once again with both dogs. It’s been a long time since a handler and dog have shown this kind of potential, but to do it with two dogs over two days is nothing short of amazing in my opin- ion. Many people commented extremely favourably on the quality of both Bretons, as they showed great drive and excellent instincts in going about their work with enthusiasm and enjoy- ment. Luc definitely went home with a big cheesy grin on his face Sunday evening. Let’s hope the future sees the 3 of them at it again. I have no doubt they will stand in front of everyone with a winners sash in the very near future. Other club members also running were; Bill Allen with ‘Windkael Buccaneer’ (Buck), Kevin Phelps with ‘Windkael Bruin’ (Bear), and Michael Calleja with Brittina Astuto Congio. The quality of the runs in all events was once again outstanding and it was very heartening to see so many new Bretons do so well in these events. The Placings for the 208 CEB Novice and Restricted events were: Novice Stake 1st - R&R McCann’s GSP Bitch ‘Topnotch Let’s Elope (156 points-won in a ‘run off’ with 2nd) 2nd - J.Montasell’s Lab’ Bitch ‘Kadnook Rusty’s Lass (156 points) 3rd - R.Carr’s Lab Dog ‘Bambillay Shifting Sands (151 points) Restricted Stake 1st - N.Bailey’s Lab Dog ‘Kadnook Call The Shots’ (143 points) 2nd - G.Ponzio’s Viszla Dog ‘Hubertus Wild Card’ (124 points) 3rd - P.Winkfield’s GDPDog ‘Yorifeld Tornado NRD’ (119 points) Rick Smith Seminar As mentioned in the last newsletter a ‘bird dog’ training seminar was recently organised by the Working Gundog Association of Australia (WGAA) and conducted by renowned American pro- fessional dog trainer Rick Smith. I was fortunate to attend this great event and I can tell you, in my opinion this could have just been the biggest thing to happen to the Australian bird dog world in Australia in the last 50 years. Rick and his dad Delmar Smith are legendary figures in the US Brittany world, both being inductees into the ‘Field Trial Hall of Fame’ Rick has won 3 National Field Trial Championships, several US Open Championship Trials, International Field Trials, and over 100 All Age Field Tri- als. His cousin Ronnie and uncle Tom are also renowned trailers and successful professional trainers in their own right. The seminar was attended by 30 eager bird dog owners and no, they weren’t all WGAA members. This event was open to anyone with an interest in training and hunting with bird dogs and was also attended by several prominent VCA Field Trial identities. Things kicked off on Fri evening 24th October at 6pm in the Balliang East Soldier’s Memorial Hall, with a chance to ’meet and greet’ Rick and his lovely wife Kate. They took us through what we would be learning during the seminar and Rick also spoke of his views on hunting with bird dogs. We had a chance during a ‘coffee and cake’ session to get to know Rick and Kate and I think everyone agreed that these were two really wonderful people indeed. Their love of all things connected to gundogs comes through in each and every word and their desire to help others achieve their goals is truly commendable. Rick Smith Addressing his pupils. The seminar got under way Saturday morning at 8am with everyone seated under the trees listen- ing intently to every word Rick spoke. He ran us through the various stages of his ‘Silent Com- mand’ method of training and explained why he refers to it as ‘Silent Command’. The fact is that as humans we are all given to venting our frustration and anger when things don't go the right way. Unfortunately anger confuses our dogs and things all go down hill from there. So if the trainer can teach his dog without opening his (trainers) mouth then there is no anger coming out and no confusion to ruin our dogs. Rick Smith Seminar (cont’) Rick teaches by going through several stages so that the dog learns it’s necessary skills through ‘behaviour modification’ not handler command. The dog simply learns to work properly without having to be spoken to. No words = no anger, no anger = no confusion, no confusion = well trained dog. Only once the dog fully knows his skills can those skills then be named with a vocal or whistle command. All this revolves around‘behaviour modification’ and that requires the dog to first accept the trainer as pack leader. This is achieved through developing several physical ‘points of contact’ on the dog and then showing the dog that the trainer is totally in control of those ‘points of contact’. The stages each dog must go through are, handler awareness, time on the ‘stake out’ chain, introduction to the ‘figure 8’ cord, use of the ‘command lead’, application of the check cord, and sessions at the ’whoa post’. Finally progressing into controlled work with live birds. Rick demonstrating the finer points of getting the dog’s undivided attention. Notice the attention he get’s from this GSP even though he’s only done around 5 minutes Rick’s seminars are all ‘hands on’ so there was plenty of opportunity to work with the dogs in ap- plying Rick’s methods and it took very little time for us to see results taking place before our very eyes. Noisy, defiant dogs became quiet and relaxed through application of the figure 8 cord. The dogs learned to ‘chill out’ whilst on the ‘stake out’ chain and so save their energies for the bird work where it all belongs, whilst also developing the 1st point of contact’ - control of their neck. When a dog came off the chain is was for an introduction to the ‘command lead’. This is a special lead developed by Rick’s Dad Delmar. From there we moved to ‘check cord’ work.. This was de- signed to start teaching the dog to quarter for birds. Out into the field we went to work some pi- geons. Use of the ‘Whoa Post’ taught the dog that we had total control of his/her second ‘point of contact’ (flank/belly), even from a distance and the dog was manipulated until he acknowledged our control by indicating with a ‘swallow response’. Rick took us through recognising differing behavioural patterns which indicated various thought processes the dog was going through, thereby allowing us to manipulate and control our dogs. There are many stages to go through with Rick’s ‘Silent Command’ methods of gundog training, and unfortunately Rick just did not have time enough to do all that he would have liked. Over two intensive days he gave us as much information as he could and introduced us to all that we needed to get our own training programmes of the ground. Rick clearly demonstrated what was possible. My own dog ‘Buck’ learned more in one week end than he had in the previouis 12 months, but he’s got a long way to go yet. Rick Smith Seminar (cont’) So what are my own personal thoughts regarding what I learned whilst attending Ricks’ seminar? Well, it’s now up to those that attended the seminar to put it all into practice. If they do so, I honestly believe that Rick’s methods and teachings have the potential to lift the quality of our gundog performances in the field ‘through the roof’ over the next 5 to 10 years. Everyone that at- tended the seminar had exactly the same question for Rick in the end - when’s the next seminar. Kevin Phelps & ‘Bear’ Abed Karaan &‘Cleo’ Russell Kremser & ‘Philly’ This was a ‘foundation’ seminar aimed at teaching dog trainer/handlers the basic principles of control and the ‘silent command’ system. There are other ‘intermediate’ level and ‘advanced’ level seminars available in the USA. When Rick and Kate will be back depends as much on the world economic situation, as the demand for his teachings. Rick also offers ‘post seminar’ support via a forum run on his ‘Huntsmith’ web site, so those that are utilising his techniques can ask questions and receive advice when training their dogs. Rick’s web site is to be found on the inter- net at http://www.huntsmith.com/ I would thoroughly recommend that if you are at all interested in training your dog to become a polished bird dog then you look into what Rick has to offer, and should he ever head back ‘down under’ again to conduct another seminar the make the time and find the money to attend. It was the best money I’ve ever spent in regard to training my dogs. I’ve just been out for a morning training session with ‘Buck’. I cannot believe the changes I am seeing in Buck even after the short amount of work we have done utilising Rick’s methods. I’m now very hopefull indeedof our future prospects. Bill Allen Bill Allen and ‘Buck’ Rick Smith with GSP on the ‘Whoa Post’ Victorian Draft Field Trial Program 2009 Date Club/Trial Type 15 March 2009 RAFT All Disciplines Training Day 25 April 2009 GSP UG Non Qualifying 26 April 2009 GSP UG Novice 2 May 2009 GSC Novice P&S 2 May 2009 VGC Novice Utility Gundog 3 May 2009 GSC Open P&S 3 May 2009 VGC Open Utility Gundog 9 May 2009 CHWGC Novice Utility Gundog 16 May 2009 VGC Novice Pointer & Setter 17 May 2009 VGC Open Pointer & Setter 23 May 2009 L’Epagneul Novice Utility Gundog 24 May 2009 L’Epagneul Open Utility Gundog 30 May 2009 GSP Open Utility Gundog 31 May 2009 GSP Open Utility Gundog 6 June 2009 ISC Novice Pointer & Setter 8 June 2009 ISC Open Pointer & Setter 13 June 2009 DV Utility Gundog FT Championship 14 June 2009 DV Utility Gundog FT Championship 20 June 2009 DV Pointer & Setter Championship 21 June 2009 VGC Open Pointer & Setter 18 July 2009 GSP Open Utility Gundog (Exotic Game) 19 July 2009 GSP Open Utility Gundog (Exotic Game) 16 August 2009 GSP Novice Natural Ability Test 22 August 2009 VGC Spaniel & Retriever 23 August 2009 VGC Spaniel & Retriever Legend GSP – German Shorthaired Pointer Club CHWGC – Central Highlands Working Gundog Club VGC – Victorian Gundog Club GSC – Gordon Setter Club French Club Epagneul Breton Membership. For anyone wishing to join the French CEB (including their wonderful magazine-now with English articles) there are now two easy ways to do so. From Pierre Willems in France (French CEB Treasurer) comes this advice. We offer a new facility to pay your subscription (= 40 euros). 1. You can proceed by a bank transfer, IN EUROPEAN CURRENCY (i.e. EUROS) to the account of which the IBAN code is as follows; IBAN: FR64.3000.2079.4000.0003.9365.M67 SWIFT Address: CRLYFRPP 2. If you have internet access go to www.paypal.com & open a paypal account us- ing your credit card. Transfer 40 Euros to email@example.com and your maga- zines will be posted. DO NOT FORGET TO MENTION YOUR FULL ADRESS AT WHICH YOU WANT THE MAGAZINES TO BE MAILED. Internet Links de L’Epagneuls Bretons. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/french_brittany/ This is a Yahoo hosted mailing list for owners, breeders, trainers, han- dlers, of Epegneuls Bretons. There are now members posting on this list from over 30 different countries. Many of the members are from the home of our wonderful little dogs, France, including Mssrs Pierre Wil- liems, Pierre Terran, Christian Gunther (current President of the French Club Epagneul Breton), and many others. Owned & moderated jointly by Bruce Daniel (USA) & myself, this is one of the very best internet re- sources available for those supporting the Epagneul Breton. Bill Allen CLASSIFIEDS It is Editorial policy that anyone with litters to advertise, or anyone seeking pups, shall be entitled to ad- vertise through this newsletter without fear or favour. Contact between breeders & prospective purchasers shall then be the business of those parties, & the Club L’Epagneul Breton shall accept no responsibility for any further dealings. The Club L’Epagneul Breton will not show favour toward any particular breeder & are not willing to endorse any litters so as to remain neutral in any private dealings. Bill Allen Newsletter Editor. FOR SALE. 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Types of Membership: Dual ( ) Single ( ) Junior ( ) New Member ( ) Renewal ( ) SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE AND PAYABLE BY 1 SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR Fees: Dual $20.00 Single $15.00 Junior $2.00 Members wishing to join puppy buyers will be charged $2.50 for 12 months duration after which normal fees will apply. Signed:_____________________________________ Date: ______________________ Please complete all details and forward with your fees to the Treasurer. The Treasurer Club L’Epagneul Breton Inc. C/- PO Box 2122 Templestowe Heights VIC 3107 Cheques should be made payable to Club L’Epagneul Breton Inc.