The Colorado Sheltie by liuhongmei


									1                                                               The Colorado Sheltie                                         November/December 2007

                                Centennial Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Denver

                                    The Colorado Sheltie
        November/December                                                                                                                             2007

    Calendar of Events

    •    Dec. 1, 2 - Front Range
                                                                  Happy Holidays!
                                           Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year!
         NADAC Agility Club ,
         Longmont. (970) 663-
         7197.                          Date: December 8, 2007                                         and beverage. Dessert can be ordered
    •    Dec. 8 - Obedience/Rally       Place: Mimi’s Cafe, 205 S Abilene St
         Fun Match, JeffCO FG,                                                                         separately. Cost is $20 per person.
                                        Aurora                                                         Please see the invitation on page 7 of
         Golden. (303) 721-8190.
                                        Time: 6:30 p.m.—Social 7:00 Dinner                             this newsletter.
    •    Dec. 9 - Agility Fun
         Match, JeffCO FG,
         Golden. (303) 721-8190.        The November meeting date falls on                             Please mail your check to Susan
    •    Jan. 5, 6 - Twin Peaks         Thanksgiving weekend, so the meeting                           Beardslee by December 5th with your
         Dog Club UKC Agility           has been cancelled for November. The                           reservation. No-shows will be billed.
         Trial, Boulder County          December Holiday meeting will be held                          Please bring a $15 gift for the gift ex-
         FG, Longmont. (303)            December 8th at Mimi’s Cafe in Aurora,                         change, marked for male, female or
         776-5915.                      just north of Aurora Mall on Alameda.                          anyone.
    •    Jan. 12, 13 - Columbine        Please see the map on the last page for
         State PC AKC Agility,          directions. The party will start at 6:30
         Castle Rock. (303) 457-                                                                       This party is always lots of fun. See you
                                        p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.                                         there!
    •    Jan. 19, 20, 21 - Longs        There will be a cash bar and complete
         Peak DTC, Greeley.                                                                            Guests are always welcome; members
                                        Holiday Dinner, including Entrée,                              are expected!
         Closes Jan. 2. (970)           salad, veggies, potato, bread basket,
    •    Jan. 19, 20, 21 - Denver
         Samoyed Assoc. Agility                                           Meeting Hostesses
         Trial, JeffCO FG,
         Golden.                        November/December: Holiday Party—Mimi’s Cafe, Aurora
    •    Jan. 20 - Terry-All KC         January: Judy Rayburn and Natli VanDerWerken
         "B" Match, Adams Co.
         FG, Brighton. (303)
         451-5718 or (303) 659-
         0289.                          The Colorado Sheltie
    •    Jan. 26, 27 - Pikes Peak
         Obedience Club Agility         Editor: Natli VanDerWerken, 1505 S. Norfolk St., Aurora, CO 80017 303 755-5404
                                        Corresponding Secretary: Bev Muhlenhaupt, 7274 S. Chase Way, Littleton, CO, 80128, 303 979-8998,
         Trials, Latigo Trails,         CSSC President: Judy Rayburn,
                                        THE COLORADO SHELTIE is published eleven                    printed at the discretion of the editor and/or the Board of
               (Continued on page 10)   times yearly. The newsletter will be posted on the          Directors. These must be signed, but names will be deleted
                                        club website at     upon request.
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                                        full page, $6/month half page, $5/month business            MONTH.
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                                        letters and comments are welcomed and will be               function of the club and ask for a membership application.
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                                          Presidents Corner
             As we usher in “November” , it is real hard to believe that it is really here! The weather is way to warm for a late fall
    month. I love all these warm temperatures ~ it just means that “OLD MAN WINTER” will have to wait a bit longer ~ and he will
    be here a shorter amount of time this year!
             We all had a great time at the “Halloween Party.” We had many great costumes this year and plenty of great food as usual.
    The results from the costume contest will be listed in another place in this newsletter. We had many guests ~ Marnee Smith of Fort
    Lupton, Ted Gregg from Highlands Ranch, David, Misty & Desiree Nadea of Falcon and Sherri Burk’s family, Brad, Tiffany and
    Rachel. I hope that I didn’t forget anyone. Our “Annual Auction” was a huge success, CSSC made $745.00 on 51 items! SU-
    PER JOB EVERYONE! Thank you to all who helped make this major fundraiser a HUGE SUCCESS! Our members really
    come through for our club ~ we have a SUPER MEMBERSHIP! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
             We have one more club function this year ~ our Annual Christmas Party that will be held at Mimi’s in Aurora. Details
    follow in this newsletter. We always have a great time at this party. We will do a gift exchange that is always a favorite. It is a
    great evening to spend with our family and friends. I hope that everyone plans on attending.
             I would like to have a very quick Board Meeting right before the evening begins. It will only take about 5 minutes and
    then ~ “let the festivities begin.”

             I would like to take this time to THANK all members for their continued support throughout this past year. We have had a
    great and successful year! We have made great headway in planning for the 2008 ASSA National along with successful back to
    back specialties. We had a wonderful Awards Banquet and summer picnic. Our September fun match was a lot of fun and the Oc-
    tober Halloween Party was a blast with a huge successful Auction. The year has definitely flown by rapidly. I hope that 2008 will
    be the best year yet for everyone in CSSC.
                    “I wish Health, Happiness, and success in the show ring to everyone!”
                                       May 2008 be a year of success!
                                           until next time . . . . . . . . . . . .

                         MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR !


                            JOINT BOARD MEETING JANUARY 5, 2008
    Judy Rayburn will host the joint board meeting on January 5, 2008 at her home in Greeley, Colorado. All board members please
    bring your information to give to the new officers and board members.

                                                   Rainbow Bridge

                                              Leolairs’ Classy Avanti
    Hi Friends,
    Rachael - Leolair's Classy Avanti - went to the Rainbow Bridge this morning (November 17, 2007). She
    was our last remaining Jeffrey daughter living with us. We thought she just had an upper respiratory infec-
    tion, but x-rays finally disclosed a massive tumor next to her heart. She was happy and playing up to yester-
    day and I am so glad she got to go on one last trip with us in the motor home last week to the Pueblo shows.
    I am sure Jeffrey and Rally are waiting for her.
    Jan Leonard
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       Five Generations of
    RanLyn Shetland Sheepdogs
         wish everyone a
      Happy Holiday Season.
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                                      2008 CSSC Officers
       The following members were elected as officers
       and board members for CSSC for 2008:
       President: Judy Rayburn                              Board Members:
       Vice President: Susan Beardslee                      Denise Brown
       Recording Secretary: Bev Muhlenhaupt                 Sharlene DeFee Rubenstein
       Corresponding Secretary: Toni Pomasl                 Kelley Harris
       Treasurer: Natli VanDerWerken                        Cathy McMullins

                         Show Results and Brags
         AKC RESULTS                                          HIGH PLAINS KC UKC
                                                              SHOW #2, Aurora,
    SOUTHERN COLORADO KC, Pueblo, Nov. 10:                    Nov. 17:
    Puppy Dogs:                                               Puppy Dogs:
    1st - Tracer's All Told - Beverly Muhlenhaupt             1st, WD, BOB (25 pts.) - Tracer's Frosted Edi-
    3rd - Tracer's Frosted Edition - Rod & Jennifer Cart-     tion - Jennifer Cartmell & Beverly Muhlen-
    mell, Beverly Muhlenhaupt                                 haupt
                                                              2nd, RWD - Tracer's All Told - Beverly Muhlen-
    BBE Dogs:                                                 haupt
    1st - Mtn Mysts Then There Were None - Toni & Dani        Novice Juniors:
    Pomasl                                                    3rd - Jaycee Cartmell with UKC Ch. Sailen
                                                              Acres Nikkis Diamond
    Puppy Bitches:
    2nd - Cimmaron Trio Relentless - Susan Beardslee          HIGH PLAINS KC UKC SHOW #1, Aurora,
                                                              CO, Nov. 18:
    SOUTHERN COLORADO KC, Pueblo, Nov. 11:
                                                              Puppy Dogs:
    Puppy Dogs:                                               1st, WD, BOB (25 pts.) - Tracer's Frosted Edi-
    1st, RWD - Tracer's Frosted Edition - Rod & Jennifer      tion - Jennifer Cartmell & Beverly Muhlen-
    Cartmell, Beverly Muhlenhaupt                             haupt
    3rd - Tracer's All Told - Beverly Muhlenhaupt             2nd, RWD - Tracer's All Told - Beverly Muhlen-
    BBE Dogs:                                                 Novice Juniors:
    1st - Mtn Mysts then There Were None - Toni & Dani        1st - Jaycee Cartmell with UKC Ch. Sailen
    Pomasl                                                    Acres Nikkis Diamond

    Puppy Bitches:                                            HIGH PLAINS KC UKC SHOW #2, Aurora,
    2nd - Cimmaron Trio Relentless - Susan Beardslee          Nov. 18:

                                                              Puppy Dogs:
                                                              CHAMPIONSHIP) - Tracer's Frosted
        OTHER RESULTS                                         Edition - Jennifer Cartmell & Beverly Muhlen-
    HIGH PLAINS KC UKC SHOW #1, Aurora, Nov.                  2nd, RWD - Tracer's All Told - Beverly Muhlen-
    17:                                                       haupt
                                                              Novice Juniors:
    Puppy Dogs:                                               2nd - Jaycee Cartmell with UKC Ch. Sailen
    1st, WD, BOB (25 pts.) - Tracer's Frosted Edition -       Acres Nikkis Diamond
    Jennifer Cartmell & Beverly Muhlenhaupt
    2nd, RWD - Tracer's All Told - Beverly Muhlenhaupt
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                    IN MEMORIUM
                  TRACER'S LONE TRAIL, CD, CGC
                             July 27, 1991   --   November 5, 2007

                            by Ch. Montage Liv'n Legend O'Leolair
                         ex Ch. Tracer's After All, CGC (Can. ptd.)

    An ASSA Futurity placer at the 1992 National, "Tucker" enjoyed life and the
    shows (including, as a puppy, going Reserve to his sire the day he finished).

    He showed "some interest on goats" at his herding instinct test in June of 1995,
    passed his CGC in September of 1997, and condescended to doing obedience by finally
    completing his CD in Pueblo in December of 1999.

                  The sire of only a few litters, he is the grandsire of our
        Int. Ch., UKC Ch. Tracer's One For All (WB at the March 18 CSSCGD specialty).

           Rest well, old man ---- your buddy, Griffy, is waiting for you
                               at the Bridge.

            Dick & Bev Muhlenhaupt                            Tracerville Shelties

                                     This and That
    Melbourne T. L. Downing, approved for all      INFLICTS BODILY or serious bodily injury
    breeds and a second generation all-breed       upon or causes the death of a
    judge, died Nov 6 at the age of 94 in Ti-      person or domestic animal. DEMONSTRATES
    monium, MD, having judged longer than any      TENDENCIES that would cause a reasonable
    all-rounder in history. How ironic that        person to believe that the dog may in-
    the GAZETTE profiled him in its November       flict injury upon or cause the death of a
    2007 edition!!                                 person or domestic animal. ENGAGES IN or
                                                   is trained for animal fighting, IS
    Tom Crowe, Chairman of the Board of MB-F,      TRAINED to attack an individual, an ani-
    passed away in October, just three weeks       mal, or the property of another, except
    before his 90th birthday. Although he          if the dog is used for law enforcement or
    held a doctorate in medicine, he never         military purposes.
    practiced, and found fulfillment through
    the sport of dogs.                             WHO MUST REGISTER? Only owners convicted
                                                   under this state statute; city and/or
    Long-time Sheltie lover and member of the      county convictions are exempt (Denver and
    Trinity Valley SSC, Noreen Burkhart re-        other cities have their own statutes).
    cently passed away.                            There are about 85 dogs on the list. MORE
    ~~~~~~~~~                                      INFORMATION; 303-239-4168
                                                                     (via ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)
    Under Colorado law, a "dangerous dog"
    means any dog that has done one or more of
    the following:
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Minute by Minute—October
CSSCGD MEMBERSHIP MEETING                                            Hospitality Natli VanDerWerken reported that Cathy
Arapahoe County 4-H Multi-Purpose Building                           McMullins grandmother had passed away and she sent a
Littleton, CO                                                        card.
October 27, 2007
                                                                     Programs The annual Christmas Dinner and Party will be
Following a delicious and fabulous pot luck dinner, the meeting      held at Mimi’s on December 8th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
was opened at 7:22 p.m. by President Judy Rayburn.
                                                                     Ways and Means Bev Sack has 2008 calendars to be paid
There were eighteen members and eight guests who signed the          for and picked up. She said there are additional calendars
attendance book. Several welcomed guests didn’t sign the book.       available for sale.

OFFICERS REPORTS                                                     Website Natli said catalog items for the National are almost
                                                                     ready to be posted on the website.
made a motion that was seconded by Jan Leonard to accept the         2008 National Judy Rayburn said the Bulletin Board dead-
September minutes as published in the newsletter. Motion             line has been met. She also reported the premium list is al-
passed. Beverly received the savings account statement from          most finished.
Chase Bank, it was mailed to the treasurer. Received flyer for       A meeting of the Souvenir committee consisting of Natli,
Corky Vroom Handling Seminar on Nov. 3rd and 4th. Received a         Judy, Susan Beardslee and Denise Brown met and approved
request for trophy donations to Flatirons KC. Deadline is No-        polo shirts, hoodies, jackets, both denim and twill shirts, tote
vember 30. Received a letter from Sales Manager of the Ranch         bags, aprons, umbrellas, stadium seats and blankets. The
in Loveland re: holding events there. An e-mail was received         information will be included in the ASSA Bulletin Board and
from Pet Food Canines for one month free dog food.                   on the web site.
          Ads:     pet portraits                                     Judy reported she has arranged for fencing with Horst
                   dog collectibles                                  Wholesale. The area will be 96 by 48 feet. The Horst com-
                   Colorado Pet Expo April 19th and 20th at the      pany will also have a vendor booth and is participating in
Denver Merchandise Mart.                                             catalog advertising.
Following the election, Beverly will send results to AKC for         Jennifer Cartmel volunteered to be the chairman for bait.
their records. Beverly has letters ready to mail to Sheltie folks    Judy needs grooming space reservations in by tonight.
in area and at a distance, requesting raffle items for National.     The club hotel with 45 rooms reserved for workers will be
Check with Beverly to add any other names to her list.               the Country Inn and Suites.
                                                                     Our move out date is Sunday, April 20. The Australian
TREASURER Natli VanDerWerken read her report. A copy is              Shepherd National Show will move in on April 21, 2008.
attached.                                                            Jan Leonard is waiting for answers to letters she sent for the
                                                                     National Symposium.
                                                                     New Business The new officers for 2008 are as follows:
ASSA Liaison Beverly Muhlenhaupt sent a club column for              President               Judy Rayburn
Regional Roundup section of the ASSA Bulletin Board. Sent            Vice-President          Susan Beardslee
club website to be listed in ASSA members list. Beverly needs        Recording Secretary     Beverly Muhlenhaupt
twenty four dollars from the following members for the 2006          Corresponding Secretary Toni Pomasl
Handbook. Sharlene DeFee Rubenstein, Jan Leonard, Toni Po-           Treasurer               Natli VanDerWerken
masl, Jennifer Newman, Judy Rayburn, Natli VanDerWerken              Board Members           Denise Brown
and Bev Sack. Beverly needs a club check for $432.00 to cover                                Sharlene DeFee Rubenstein
the handbook order.                                                                          Kelley Harris
                                                                                             Cathy McMullins
September Fun Match chairman Toni Pomasl thanked Debbie
VanDerWerken for judging the match and said we made $55.00.          The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m. to be followed by
                                                                     the annual October Auction.
Equipment Judy Rayburn said the equipment stored at the Stor-
age Barn has been moved to a temperature controlled facility in      Respectfully submitted,
Greeley. A contract was signed for one free month, and by sign-
ing up and paying for six months in advance, there was an addi-      Beverly Sack
tional discount. The amount is $32.00 per month. The Storage         Recording Secretary
Barn is closing and will be out of business at the end of October,
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     Centennial Shetland Sheepdog Club Christmas Party
                                          Mimi’s Café
                                        205 S Abilene St
                                       Aurora, CO 80012

Menu – Reservation Form – Each entrée is $20.00

All entrées come with a breadbasket, house salad with choice of dressing and coffee or tea. A cash
bar is available. Dessert may be ordered separately. Gratuity is included.

     ~ Chicken Pot Pie - Chicken breast, cream sauce & vegetables baked in a flaky crust, fresh
     from the oven.

     ~ Slow Roasted Turkey Breast - with homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread dressing,
     fresh vegetables & cranberry relish

     ~ Country Fried Steak - Country fried steak with cream gravy, mashed potatoes & fresh vegeta-

     ~ Mimi’s Meatloaf - Made daily! Grilled and served with beef gravy, fresh vegetables & choice
     of potato

     ~ Chicken Cordon Bleu - Golden fried chicken breast layered with grilled ham & Swiss cheese
     and a delectable Dijon cream sauce. Served with fresh vegetables and choice of potato

     ~ Jumbo Spinach Tortellini – Sautéed with squash, garlic mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and
     artichoke hearts tossed in a light basil pesto cream sauce and topped with Romano cheese

 Please indicate your choice, make check payable to CSSC, print out this form and mail to:

                                        Susan Beardslee
                                      1835 S. Ventura Street
                                       Aurora, CO 80017

NAME ___________________________________________________

CHOICE _________________________________________________

TOTAL ENCLOSED _______________________________________
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    Merry Christmas                               Happy New Year

                                              THE CAROLERS AT MY DOOR

                                              Around the candles they did sing,
                                                     to celebrate the newborn King,
                                              and all the joy we hold in store –
                                                     Sing the carolers at my door.

                                              They sang of freedom and of peace,
                                                    of a life when battles cease,
                                              and of a world where there is no war –
                                                    These carolers at my door.

                                              They sang of people without homes,
                                                    people sick and all alone.
                                              They sang of the mis’ries of the poor –
                                                    These carolers at my door.

                                              And as they left my house that night,
                                                    and vanished into snowy white,
                                                  I knew they would return no more –
                                              These carolers at my door.

                                                    Music and lyrics by 14- year- old

     With our warmest wishes for a beautiful Christmas
                 and a peaceful New Year!

         ANN and VI                                         CAROB

                        ARGYLL SHELTIES
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                   Holiday Tips
                                                                         known. Usually, a dog will develop weakness or paralysis in
                                                                         the hind legs within about 24 hours of eating macadamia nuts,
                                                                         then gradually regain strength over several days. The toxic
    "I know that chocolate and poinsettias are poisonous to dogs,        dose is very small--as little as 1 ounce of nuts for a 20-pound
    but are there other hazards I should be watching out for during      dog--so never leave macadamia nuts where a dog (or cat) can
    the holidays?"                                                       reach them.
    Answer: Roast turkey. Wrapped gifts. Sweet potato pie. Guests.       Poinsettias, Holly, and Mistletoe
    Decorated trees. Truffles. Like kids, dogs love the food, the        Of these three holiday plants, poinsettias are the least toxic;
    smells, and the excitement of the holidays. So before you sit        they contain compounds that can cause vomiting or sores in
    down for Thanksgiving dinner or host a holiday party, be sure        the mouth or on the skin, but chewing on poinsettias is
    to read this checklist of holiday health hazards.                    unlikely to be fatal. Holly leaves and holly berries are inter-
                                                                         mediate in toxicity. They contain alkaloids that can cause
    And remember: if you suspect that your dog has eaten some-
                                                                         vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, or sedation. Mistletoe berries
    thing toxic, call your vet or your local veterinary emergency
                                                                         are the most toxic of the plants listed. They can cause vomit-
    hospital immediately. Do not induce vomiting unless you are
                                                                         ing, diarrhea, heart arrhythmias, sedation, or coma.
    advised to do so by a veterinarian, and do not call a poison-
    control hotline unless you are unable to reach a local veterinar-
    ian. Most veterinarians are very well informed about what is
    and isn’t toxic, and a nearby veterinarian can start treating your
    dog immediately if needed.
    Leftovers and Scraps
                                                                             GIFT CARD SCAM
    Think twice before treating your dog to holiday leftovers. The
    sudden influx of treats could give your dog a terrible stomach-      A timely warning...
    ache, complete with vomiting and diarrhea. Worse, overindul-
    gence in high-fat foods (such as gravy, turkey skin, cookies,        If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has vari-
    candy, piecrust, and so on) could trigger a bout of pancreatitis     ous store cards you may become a victim of theft.
    that could land your dog in the hospital on IV fluids for a few      Crooks are now jotting down the card numbers in the
    days.                                                                store and then wait a few days and call to see how much
    As for turkey bones and raw giblets or turkey parts, they are        of a balance THEY have on the card. Once they find the
    absolutely off limits: turkey bones can perforate a dog’s intes-     card is "activated", and then they go online and start
    tines, and raw poultry often is contaminated with salmonella         shopping. You may want to purchase your card from a
    bacteria. Make sure your dog can’t get into your kitchen gar-        customer service person, where they do not have the
    bage can. Remember, too, to tell your housemates, guests and         Gift Cards viewable to the public.
    family members why they should not slip your dog treats.
    Chocolate                                                            Please share this with all your family and friends...
    Yes, chocolate is toxic to dogs. It contains theobromine and
    caffeine, both of which can cause tremors, heart arrhythmias,
                                                                         This website confirms it's true and offers tips on how to
    and seizures at high doses. And because of its high fat content,
    chocolate also can trigger a painful bout of pancreatitis.
                                                                         protect your purchase of gift cards.
    Unsweetened baking chocolate contains about ten times as   
    much theobromine as milk chocolate. The most severe reactions
    occur when dogs eat more than the following amounts of un-
    sweetened chocolate: about 4 ounces (4 squares) for a 20-pound
    dog; about 8 ounces for a 40-pound dog; and about 12 ounces
    for a 60-pound dog.
    Fortunately, most cakes, cookies, and candies contain lower
    levels of chocolate than that, so if your 80-pound Lab steals a
    chocolate cake from the counter, he may vomit and have diar-
    rhea, but he's unlikely to have heart arrhythmias and seizures.
    Nevertheless, to be safe, don’t give your dog any chocolate.
    Macadamia Nuts
    Surprisingly, macadamia nuts can cause weakness or paralysis
    in dogs. The exact substance that triggers the reaction is un-
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     Calendar of Events… cont.                                      AKC INFORMATION
 •    Feb. 3 - Flatirons KC "B" Match,   At its October 11 meeting, the Federal Election commission unanimously
      Boulder Co. FG, Longmont.          approved an Advisory Opinion permitting the American Kennel Club to create a Po-
      (303) 702-9656.                    litical Action Committee (PAC) with a solicitable class that includes all members of
 •    Feb. 11, 12 - Westminster KC,      AKC member and licensed clubs. The AKC Board of Directors is expected to ap-
      New York, NY. Televised on         prove a structure for an AKC PAC and elect a PAC Board of Directors at its Novem-
      USA. Usually 6-9 p.m. MST.         ber meeting, and to formally launch the PAC at the AKC/Eukanuba National Cham-
 •    Feb. 15, 16 - Plum Creek KC of     pionship Dog Show in Long Beach, CA, in December.
      Colorado, Denver. Closes Jan       At its Board of Directors meeting in October, the AKC Board:
      30. Onofrio.
 •    Feb. 17, 18 - Colorado KC, Den-    Approved the following breeds eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class at
      ver. j. W. G. Willhank, B. Pat-    shows effective July 1, 2008: Cane Corso, Cesky Terrier, Icelandic Sheepdog, Leon-
      rick. Closes Jan. 30. Onofrio.     berger. The Dogue de Bordeaux will be eligible to compete in the Working Group at
 •    March 7, 8, 9 - Garden City KC,    shows beginning July 1, 2008.
      Garden City, KS. Closes Feb.       An exploratory committee was appointed to evaluate the current alignment of breeds
      20. Onofrio.                       within the seven variety groups to determine if a different alignment would better
 •    April 4-6 - Canine Health Sym-     serve the sport now and in the future.
      posium sponsored by Golden Re-
      triever Foundation, Radisson Ho-   Clubs were given options they may exercise in preparing judging schedules to im-
      tel, Longmont. Various lectures    prove exhibitor convenience.
      & workshops. (970)203-9622.        The Board approved a Classified Advertising Program for clubs, whereby AKC pro-
 •    April 12, 13 - Terry-All KC,       vides templates for ads highlighting both AKC and the club, and the club receives an
      Brighton. Closes March 26. On-     educational credit for running the ad.
      ofrio.                             The Board has also approved raising the limit on the number of breeds (from 14 to
 •    April 14-20 - ASSA NATIONAL
                                         27) an applicant may be approved for on the first application to a group or its equiva-
      SPECIALTY, Island Grove Re-
                                         lent, and to rescind the New Breed Group Policy. This becomes effective January 1,
      gional Park, Greeley. Closes       2008.
      March 19. Onofrio.                 -----
                                         The Board was advised that, without objection, staff will administer the event appli-
                                         cation fees for conformation and companion events as follows:
                                                  Events with an entry of 30 or fewer dogs at the previous corresponding
                                         event will not be charged an event application fee.
                                                  New conformation and companion events without a previous corresponding
                                         event will not be charged an event application fee.
                                         In all other cases, All-Breed, Group or Specialty clubs will be charged application
                                         fees in accordance with the fee published on the event
                                         The AKC has announced the winners of the 2008 AKC Lifetime Achievement
                                         Awards (engraved Tiffany bowls), which will be presented on Dec. 4 at the Dele-
                                         gates luncheon held in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
                                         Show in Long Beach. The Awards were created to honor those individuals who have
                                         made outstanding contributions to the sport of purebred dogs on a national level.

                                         The 2008 recipients are:

                                         Conformation - Damara Bolte, Leesburg, VA

                                         Companion Events - Mildred (Mid) Rothrock, Sebastopol, CA

                                         Performance - Dennis Bath, Belleville, IL
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                                       Annual Awards and Achievements

Awards Qualifications:
♦ Awards and Certificates may only be earned by members who actively participate in the club.
♦ Members applying for awards/certificates must have attended at least three meetings during the year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
♦ The dog receiving the award must live with the member who applies for the award.
♦ Juniors shall receive awards for showing Shelties only, not for other breeds.
♦ Awards shall be given to owners and dogs for titles earned in AKC point competition
♦ Co-owner of a dog receiving an award may purchase an additional “bar” recognizing the dogs’ achievement.

Plaques and bars: Recipients will receive one large plaque with dog’s call name when the dog receives it’s first award. Awards
earned by the dog will be given on small bars. Breeders of a Ch, UD, OTCH or HCH dog will receive one large plaque from which
the names of their champions (on small bars) will be hung. Juniors will receive one large plaque when the first award is earned, from
which all other Junior Showmanship awards will be hung on small bars. Plaques will bear one of the following: name of dog, name
of breeder or name of junior handler

AKC Awards:
Conformation -
1.   AKC Champion - Bob & Evelyn Wiseman Award
2.   Breeder of Champion-in honor of Joan Rejholec Campbell
3.   Winner of all-Breed Best in Show-in memory of Otto Rejholec
4.   Winner of three or more Group 1 placements
5.   “Century Club” winner of 100 or more Best of Breeds.
6.   Member owned dog or bitch producing champion offspring
7.   Breeder Award: Sire of 5 or more champions, Dam of 3 or more champions

1.  OTCH title-Wilmah Faidley Memorial Award
2.  CD, CDX, UD, UDX
3.  Breeder of UD or OTCH dog
4.  High In Trial -in memory of Vic Cross
5.  High Combined-in memory of Don Harrington
6.  Breeder/owner handled dog earning a title: CD, CDX, UD, UDX, OTCH
7.  Junior handler (age 9-18 and associate member of CSSC) earning a title: CD, CDX, UD, UDX, OTCH.
8.  Senior handler (over age 60 when earning the title, handling for all three legs) earning a title: CD, CDX, UD, UDX, OTCH
9.  Perfect 200 score in any class
10. OTCH Century Club—Awarded for each 100 points over OTCH.
11. Rally Obedience Title: RNA, RNB, RAA, RAB, REA, REB, RAE

1. HCH, HT, PT, HS, HI, HX title
2. Breeder of herding champion
3. Winner of High in Trial
4. HCH Century Club– for each 15 points beyond the HCH
5. Breeder/owner handled dog earning a herding title: HT, PT, HS, HI, HX, HCH
6. Perfect 100 score in any trial class

Versatility Award:
Awarded by points earned in Conformation, Obedience and Performance events. Please see form for criteria.
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                       Annual Awards and Achievements

Tracking and Agility:
1. TD, TDX, NA, OA, AX, MX, NAJ, OAJ, AXJ, MXJ, MACH title
2. Breeder/owner handled dog earning a tracking or agility title
3. Agility Preferred titles

Triple Titles:
1.   Winner of triple titles in any three: Conformation (CH), Obedience (CD, CDX, UD, UDX), Herding (HT, PT, HS, HI, HX), Tracking (TD,
     TDX), Agility (NA, OA, AX, MX)
2.   Winner of triple Championship in any three: Conformation, obedience, herding, tracking, (CH, OTCH, HCH, TDX)

Junior Showmanship:
1. 3 or more Best Junior Handler awards
2. 20 or more points in Junior Showmanship
3. Junior handling dog to it’s championship. The dog may be registered to the junior or the junior’s immediate family.

ASSA Major National Awards:

Special Achievement Award:

This award is offered to honor those members of CSSC who work tirelessly and effectively for the benefit of the club, not for personal
gain. Any member may be nominated for the award. Nominations will be submitted to the Awards Committee, reviewed by them and
awarded as they see fit.

Achievement Certificates
Achievement Certificates shall be awarded for the following:
1. Completion of Foreign Titles and/or reciprocating Kennel Club Titles (CKC, Bermuda, UKC, etc.)
2. Canine Good Citizen
3. Therapy Dog
4. Multiple UDX titles
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                                        2006 CSSC Awards Application
                                                Deadline for applications is February 1, 2008

 Mail your completed application to:

 Sheri John, 2275 South Eagle Court, Aurora, Colorado 80014

 Use one form for each dog. Copy if necessary

 Full Name of Dog____________________________________________________________________

 Call Name of Dog____________________________________________________________________

 Member’s Name______________________________________________________________________

     □First Award – Dog                   □First Award – Breeder                      □First Award - Junior

 AKC Title Awards:
 Conformation:                                                Obedience:

 □ Champion                                                   □ OTCH
 □ Breeder of Champion                                        □ CD
 □ All Breed Best in Show                                     □CDX
 □ Three or more Group 1                                      □ UD
 □ “Century Club”                                             □ UDX
 □ Member owned dog or bitch producing Champion offspring     □ Breeder of UD or OTCH dog
 □ Breeder Award: Sire of 5 or more champions                 □ High in Trial
 □ Breeder Award: Dam of 3 or more champions                  □ High Combined
 □ Breeder/Owner handled dog earning a title                  □ Breeder/Owner handled dog earning a title
                                                              □ Junior Handler earning a title
                                                              □ Senior Handler earning a title
                                                              □ Perfect 200 Score in any class
                                                              □ OTCH Century Club

 Rally Obedience:                                             Herding:
 □ RNA                                                        □ HCH
 □ RNB                                                        □ HT
 □ RAA                                                        □ PT
 □ RAB                                                        □ HS
 □ REA                                                        □ HI
 □ REB                                                        □ HX
 □ RAE                                                        □ Breeder of Herding Champion
                                                              □ Winner of High in Trial
                                                              □ HCH Century Club
                                                              □ Breeder/Owner handled dog earning a title
                                                              □ Perfect 100 score in any class

 Triple Titles:                                               Triple Championships:

 Tracking & Agility:
 □ TD                                                         □ NAJ
 □ TDX                                                        □ OAJ
 □ NA                                                         □ AXJ
 □ OA                                                         □ MXJ
 □ AX                                                         □ MACH
 □ MX                                                         □ Breeder/Owner Handled dog to title
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Junior Showmanship:
 □ 3 or more Best Junior Awards
 □ 20 or more points in Junior Showmanship
 □ Junior handled dog to Championship

ASSA Major National Awards:

□ BOB                                                          □   BEST IN FUTURITY
□ BOS                                                          □   RUNNER UP TO BEST IN FUTURITY
□ BW                                                           □   BEST JUNIOR HANDLER
□ WD                                                           □   HIT
□ WB                                                           □   HC
□ RWD                                                          □   HERDING HIT
□ RWB                                                          □   AGILITY HIT

Versatility Award:
CONFORMATION AREA                              PERFORMANCE AREA                                  HERDING AREA
POINTS                                         POINTS                                            POINTS
6 _____ CHAMPIONSHIP                           6______ OTCH                                      6______ H. CH.
3 _____ MAJOR POINTS                           5______ UDX                                       5______ HX
1______ 2 POINT WIN                            4______ UD                                        4______ HI
                                               2______ CDX                                       3______ HS
                                               1______ CD                                        2______ PT
                                                                                                 1______ HT
                                               4_______ MX
                                               3_______ AX
                                               2_______ OA
                                               1_______ NA

                                               4_______ TDX


□ Special Achievement Award Nomination:

Name of Member

Please explain why you have nominated this person. Use a separate sheet of paper if necessary.

Achievement Certificate:

□ Completion of Foreign Title – designate reciprocating Kennel Club _____________________________
□ Canine Good Citizen
□ Therapy Dog
□ Multiple UDX Titles

Please provide documentation for all awards.
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                                    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 What a difference a century makes -- here are some of the U.S. statistics for the year 1907:

 The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

 Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

 Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from
 Denver to New York City cost $11.00.

 There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved road.

 The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

 The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour. The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A veteri-
 narian made $1,500 per year, a mechanical engineer $5,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year.

 More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.

 Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
 were condemned in the press as "substandard."

 Sugar cost four cents a pound, eggs were fourteen cents a dozen, and coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

 Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

 The five leading causes of death in the U.S. were: 1. Pneumonia and
 influenza; 2. Tuberculosis; 3. Diarrhea; 4. Heart disease, 5. Stroke.

 Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't yet been admitted to the Union. The population of Las Vegas, NV,
 was only 30.

 Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't yet been invented. But Hershey's Kisses were introduced in 1907!!

 There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

 Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

 Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstore.

 In 1907, for the first time, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show offered an award for Best In Show, and it was won by a
 Smooth Fox Terrier bitch, breeder/owner-handled to the win. She repeated the BIS win the following year, and won BIS for a
 third time in 1909. The owner-handler was also one of the founding members of the American Fox Terrier Club, begun in 1885.
16                                                  The Colorado Sheltie                         November/December

                               To dogs, the Holidays are one long confusion extravaganza.
                                           The earth spins faster. Chaos reigns.
                                Actually, it’s pretty much like that for their people too…
                                                 but dogs don’t know that.

 It begins…

 A dead tree, normally fair game for marking, is dragged into the living room. Ornaments resembling dainty dog toys
 are sprinkled over the branches but you can’t mark or mouth anything! The people are fiercely protective of this oddity.
 It is even strung with warning lights. The doggies huddle and discuss the matter. The oldest explains this seasonal mad-
 ness to the youngster. "The people have gone mad - it will pass. Give it three weeks."

 Soon, tons of food begin to fill the house - none of it for dogs! Next, huge overstuffed bags and boxes appear and are
 crammed into closets with no ceremony at all. The dogs have seen squirrels hoard in this way, but they are worried.
 When your people begin to act like squirrels no good can come of it.

 Then strange objects appear - candles, odd dolls with pointed hats and beards. Worst of all, everything sports a ribbon
 around its neck. The dogs suspect that doggies will be the next thing festooned. .. The bags are hauled from the closets
 and everything is covered with inedible paper and, yes, more ribbon. Then the whole mess is arranged under the tree
 corpse and the dogs are warned that any urine will be sternly dealt with. One of the socks hung on the wall begins to
 smell like dog toys and pricey dog treats.

 Trussed up in nasty holiday sweaters with bows chafing at their necks and pride, the dogs huddle once again. "There is
 more", the elder says. "Children come." (Our home is normally a "child-free" zone - safe for other living things.) Sure
 enough, human puppies spill out of cars to tear open all the packages the dogs were forbidden to touch. Then they turn
 their attention toward the dogs. The old dog braces for the assault. The pup tries to make a break and finds that chil-
 dren, puppies that they are, love a moving target. Finally everyone eats and the pup discovers what the elder dog has
 known for over a decade. Sit by the kids, they drop food. Plus, in a pinch, you can take food from them quite easily.
 They’re always running around with something they don’t really need clutched in their tiny, dog level, hands. A sip of
 punch, a cookie, a cracker, some cheese, teething biscuits, milk from a baby bottle, a candy cane - it’s a doggie bo-
 nanza for a clever thief. Sometimes they’ll even give you stuff. All in all, it’s worth the overzealous hugs and minor

 Eventually, the children, the presents, and (alas) the food, have all gone away. The dogs eye that fat sock on the wall -
 the one with all the tantalizing smells. Sure enough, their people begin dividing up the treats: a bone, a ball, peanut but-
 ter dog biscuits, toys with the squeakers intact, stuffed animals not yet disemboweled. The madness has brought some
 joy after all! In an hour exhausted dogs will settle on the couch to watch movies even they have seen before. As the
 dogs finally pass out, their people begin gently picking bits of candy cane from their fur. The earth is spinning slowly
17                                                  The Colorado Sheltie                          November/December

                                   A Dog “Mom” Letter to Santa
 Dear Santa:

 I've been a good doggy mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my dogs on de-                          mand, visited
 the Vet's office more than my own doctor, spent more on their shampoos and conditioners than I do for myself, and
 most of the time they are groomed better than I am. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christ-
 mases, since I had to write this letter with a black marker pen on the back of a dog food receipt in the laundry room
 between cycles of dog bedding, and who knows when I'll find any more free time in the near future, with puppies
 coming and dog shows on the horizon.

 Here are my Christmas wishes:

 I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or
 flap in the breeze; but are strong enough to put my struggling dog into the tub for a bath.

 I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere eating dog show food, and at least three show outfits and some jeans
 that will zip all the way up without the use of lubricants or power tools.

 If you're hauling big ticket items this year, I'd like nose-print resistant windows, floors that clean themselves, and a
 refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to eat my own snacks without having to
 share them with a pack of barking maniacs.

 On the practical side, I could use a battery operated dog that is always stacked perfectly and moves to perfection on
 my command to boost my showing confidence, along with at least two bitches who don't bump each other to start a

 I could also use a recording of The Dog Whisperer chanting, "Don't pee in the living room," and "Get off her, she is
 not in heat," because my voice seems to be just out of my dog's hearing range and can only be heard by the next door
 neighbors who are lease an acre away.

 If it's too late to find any of these things, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same
 morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container
 at a dog show.

 If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much
 trouble to declare a doggy lock down session? It will clear my conscience immensely when I look at those miserable
 little faces. It would be helpful if you could coerce my husband and children to help around the house without de-
 manding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family because after all, this is for MY Dogs!

 Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing, and some of my dogs saw my feet under the laundry room door. They
 think I am eating dinner in here again and they are missing out on leftovers.

 Have a safe trip, and remember to leave your wet boots by the door, and look down so that you don't step into an

 I would have left cookies, but between the dogs and the cat, there is no chance that anything other than drool will be
 left on the plate. I left you a Hot Toddy to warm you from the cold, but after a day like this, I drank it myself.

 Yours always,
 Doggy Mom

 P.S. One more thing . . . you can cancel all my requests if you can keep my "doggy kids" in perfect show coats so
 that they win at the shows.
                                                                           (via "Heel and Sit News" of GSLDTC)
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              MAY THE

            Ch. Kandisweet War Paint

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                  THE MUHLENHAUPTS


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          Merry Christmas
          Happy New year!

 To a joyful present
        and a
  well remembered
   Best wishes for
  Happy holidays
 and a magnificent
     New Year.                         Ch. Kambria First Glance -”Bosley”

            Amadeus Shelties
             Judy Rayburn
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 OFA Fee Increase
                                                                                                     The American Kennel Club and Eu-
 For the first time since 2001, the OFA will be increasing its fees on some of its
 tests. The OFA now accepts credit cards for all application payments, and there is
                                                                                                     kanuba announced on November 14, that
 a space at the bottom of each application for that information.                                     2,444 dogs (156 breeds) will compete at the
                                                                                                     National Championship show on December
 Starting January 1, 2008, fees will increase for the OFA Hip and OFA Elbow                          1 and 2 in Long Beach, California. The
 databases. The table below shows the current fees along with the new fees.                          show is held in conjunction with the AKC
                                                                                                     Agility Invitational (entry of 470) and the
 Applications Received: before 12/31/07 after 1/1/08                                                 AKC National Obedience Invitational (entry
                                                                                                     of 95), making for a combined total of nearly
 Animals Over 24 Months                                                                              3,000 dogs competing in the three events.
 Hip dysplasia database only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35.00    New to the show this year is the inaugural
 Hips plus elbows (together). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $35.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00   World Challenge which will feature 187 top
 Elbow dysplasia database only . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35.00      dogs from 40 countries and six continents.
 Litter of 3 or more submitted together. . . . . ….$75.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$90.00           The National Championship show will be
 Kennel Rate Individuals submitted as a group, owned/co-owned by same person.                        simulcast Saturday, February 2, 2008, on
 Minimum of 5 individuals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 per study. . . . . . $15 per study      Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.
                                                                                                     Highlights from the AKC Agility Invita-
 Animals Under 24 Months                                                                             tional will air on Animal Planet on Sunday,
 Preliminary hip evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30.00
 Preliminary elbow evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30.00
                                                                                                     February 10, 2008.
 Preliminary hips plus elbows (together). . . …. $30.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35.00
 Litter of 3 or more submitted together. . . . ….. $45.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60.00           Over 981 dogs representing nearly 43 per-
                                                                                                     cent of the total are entered in the "Bred-By
 Consultation                                                                                        Exhibitor' competition. There are 159 com-
 Other radiographic studies. . . . . . . . . . . . ……. $25.00. . . . . . $30.00                      peting in Junior Showmanship.
 For now, fees on all other OFA tests remain unchanged.

                                                                                                Imported Dogs a Health Risk
                                                                                          Fearing a resurgence of diseases occurring in this
                                                                                          country, the Center For Disease Control and Preven-
                                                                                          tion is drafting new regulations for dog
                                                                                          importation, and is soliciting comments (by Dec. 1)
                                                                                          prior to the Agency's drafting revised regulations
                                                                                          governing the importation of dogs and cats (and po-
                                                                                          tentially expanding the regulations to include other
                                                                                          animals such as ferrets, rodents, etc.). Described as
     DUES ARE ALMOST DUE                                                                  a "ticking time bomb" in her capacity as President of
                                                                                          the NAIA, Patti Strand is quoted in USA TODAY as
                                                                                          stating, "We've spent fortunes and decades eradicat-
 Dues for 2008 are due by February 1 to the Treas-                                        ing many of these diseases, and they may be reintro-
 urer, Natli VanDerWerken, 1505 S. Norfolk St.,                                           duced" by people who import large numbers of
 Aurora, CO 80017                                                                         dogs and sell them on their own. The Department of
                                                                                          Agriculture does monitor dealers who sell imported
                                                                                          dogs to pet stores, but has no authority on those who
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  December 8th
 Meeting in Aurora

 The CSSC Christmas Party
 will be held on December
 8th at the Mimi’s Café, 205
 S Abilene St, in Aurora. The
 Party starts at 6:30—
 Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Please
 call Susan Beardslee by De-
 cember 1st at 303-750-0724
 to make your reservation.

                         The Colorado Sheltie

 Natli VanDerWerken, Editor
 1505 S. Norfolk St.
 Aurora, CO 80017

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