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|DACHSHUND FANCIERS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA
“THE LONG AND SHORT and WIRE OF IT”
NEWSLETTER VOL. 15 NO. 1
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and thank
those who came "all the way out to
the boonies" to attend the annual Holiday
Party. Hopefully, several of
our many guests will become new members,
strengthening our club even more
I hope to
see everyone on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 to hear Lisa Kennell's
Program. She is a Dog
at Homeland Security's Dog Training Facility
in Front Royal, Va, and will
tell us how she finds and trains the dogs and
their handlers to detect bombs,
drugs and illegal immigrants in cargo ships.
It should be really interesting!
spring, we will have other interesting programs like: Dog Show
101, The AKC Video on the
Standard, and one on Holistic Health.
Please let me know if you have any
suggestions for others.
you on the 18th!
Handling Class for Conformation Shows:
Abby Dunham, recording secretary for Virginia Kennel Club, reports
Conformation handling classes, sponsored by the Virginia Kennel Club,
will begin on Monday January 3, 2005! The classes will be
held every Monday EXCEPT for the third (3rd) Monday of the month which
is the regular VKC meeting night. The handling classes begin at
7:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The classes are generally "drop
in" so you do not have to attend every Monday. The fee is $5 per
Monday evening session.
The handling classes will be divided into two (2) classes. One of
the classes being for small dogs - ones that are shown on the
table...and large dogs. Half of the room is matted so we will
switch half way through the class so that both large and small dogs
will experience using the mat...and also the unmatted floor.
The location for the handling classes:
Stay & Play” (formerly All Dog Playskool Southside) at 730 Research
Rd., Richmond. (379-9700)
DFCV 2005 Specialty Show
Our Specialty Show to be held in conjunction with the VKC All Breed and
Obedience Show will be held on Saturday June 25 at the Showplace.
Betty Saady will judge sweepstakes classes. There has been some
confusion even within VKC about the date of the show….I have been
assured June 25 is THE date. We will support entries on Sunday
June 26. Your kind financial support is needed. Phyllis
Grilli will accept your donations to the trophy fund. Please
bring your check book with you to the January meeting!! We will
also need you to attend the show, cook up your favorite dish for the
covered dish luncheon, and lend a hand where needed. As you
travel to other shows please “talk up” our show. Saturday’s
specialty judge is Eugene Blake; the Sunday supported entry judge is
I will be taking a break from show liaison after the 2005 show – anyone
interested in this job should contact me. I can “mentor” you
Mary Ann Massie
Front and Finish magazine
honors George Richards and "Hummel"
Maryland resident, longtime obedience competitor, and beloved
dachshund enthusiast George Richards appears on the cover of Front and
Finish magazine's January 2005 issue. This magazine targets
obedience enthusiast, most of them lovers of the "herding" breeds, so
this is quite an honor. In a two page article George recounts,
with his usual humor and in his unique storytelling style, his life
inside and outside of the ring, including his tracking escapades.
At 93 years "young" George is still competing - his most recent partner
is two year old Hummel, a miniature longhair. What a team!
If you would like a copy of the article please email me
give me your mailing address. I'll
forward a copy to you. If you know George personally I am sure
you've enjoyed his life lessons and wonderful sense of humor. If
you don't know George I hope you will run into him at an All Breed show
that has obedience. You can't miss him. All you need to do
is say "Hey I've got a dachshund too". You will have made a very
special new friend.
Mary Ann Massie
To Make You SMILE…
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