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Multi Best In Show, Best In Specialty Show Grand Champion

Winterdance's Let It Storm


Winterdance Samoyeds is pleased to present “STORM” to the 2017 Dog Fancy.
Storm is the son of the very accomplished “BINGO” Multi BIS BISS Am Can GChEx Vanderbilt’s Let the Games Begin - Canada’s #7 dog all breeds for 2014 and a beautiful Dam “Whisper” Ch Vanderbilt’s Loud As A Whisper. Together, the partnership between Winterdance and Vanderbilt Samoyeds produced one hell of a “Storm”!

Storm was catching the judge’s eye from the first time he set a paw into the ring. He came out and was awarded BIS in his first two weekends out. As a breeder/owner/handler this was one of those moments that will always be captured in time for the Winterdance Samoyeds. His showmanship most definitely equals that of his daddy - which proves why he has become a  serious contender in the Working Group. At times, Bingo and Storm are so alike I am not sure who is on the end of my leash LOL. 

Being well versed in all areas of our dog sport is very important to our Winterdance Samoyeds. We pride ourselves in our dogs being great ambassadors for the Samoyed breed with such fun loving temperaments. All of our dogs, including Storm – enjoy the winter month’s sledding. It is a passion of ours and shows that the true nature of this breed is strong. Storm and I give back to our community as well when we attend local community schools which promote children and dogs. 
Storm’s accomplishments to date
#1 Samoyed for 2015 &  2016
Amongst the top 10 working dogs for 2015 & 2016
Multi Best In Show and Reserve Best In Show winner
Multi Best In Speciality  Show winner
2016 National Specialty Winner

Storm is primarily breeder/owner/handled by myself and occasionally expertly shown by Shannon Scheer & Alana Smith.  
Weather forecasts verify that we will be seeing a lot of “Storms” in the future.

Breeders: Tracey & John Parry & Judi & Blair Elford
Owners: Tracey & John Parry
Breeder/Owner/Handled by: Tracey Parry
Windsor All Breed Training & Tracking Club – Ontario
March 18, 19, 2017
Saturday Show 1 Best in Show Judge: Michael Shoreman
BIS Portuguese Water Dog -GCh Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico
Saturday Show 2 Best in Show Judge: Rosemary Shoreman
BIS Spaniel (English Cocker -) GCh Carnaby Between Friends
Sunday Show 3 Best in Show Judge: Kathrine Grant
BIS Spaniel (English Cocker) - GCh Carnaby Between Friends
Sunday Show 4 Best in Show Judge: Ed Wild
BIS Spaniel (English Cocker) - GCh Carnaby Between Friends
March 24, 25, 26 Battle River Canine Association - Alberta
March 24, 25, 26 Northwinds Dog Club - Manitoba
March 25, 26 Cobequid Dog Club - Nova Scotia
March 31 April 1, 2 Oceanside Kennel Club - British Columbia
March 31, April 1, 2 Red Deer & District Kennel Club - Alberta
March 31, April 1, 2 Nickel District Kennel Club - Ontario

Top 10 All Breeds in Canada 

Rank    Name Breed Points

1   Ch Rexroth's Angelina  Miniature Pinscher  1309
2   GChEx Heartsease Empress Of India  Newfoundland 1269
3   GCh Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico Portuguese Water Dog  1067
4   GCh Gwich'inz Paparazzi Vizionz of Summerwindz  Afghan Hound  964
5   Ch CrystaltonChikoda Wht Diamonds  Standard Poodle 870
6   Ch Sevenoaks Lady Penelope  English Setter  868
7   Ch Skyehigh's Here We Go Again West Highland White Terrier 821
8   GCh Carnaby Between Friends English Cocker Spaniel 722
9   GCh Cairnisles Sharp Dressed Man  Carin Terrier  533
10   GCh Gallardo Tybrushe GirlAlmighty Boxer 514
unofficial results courtesy of


Top 10 All Breeds in The USA

Rank    Name Breed  

1   GChP Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love Bichon  
2   GChB Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky Puli  
3   GChP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble Pug  
4   GChP Cerise Blindside   English Springer  
5   GChS Clussexx Man of Steel  Clumber Spaniel   
6   GChP Mojo's Continuation Of A Myth  Akita   
7   GChP Fidelis Ripcord Doberman  
8   GChP Silverhall Strike Force American Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB)  
9   GChB Ingebar's Tynan Dances With Wildflowers Giant Schnauzer   
10   GChP Mephisto's Speak Of The Devil  Boxer   
for events processed through March 8th, 2017

Behind the Scene

Alberto Berrios
Georgia, USA
AKC Licensed Sporting, Hound Working, BIS

1) What is your breed of dog, and if you could have another breed, what would it be?
Boxers are my breed. Pugs would be another breed I would have.
2) What, and where, was the best meal you have ever had while on an assignment?
It is hard to pick the best one since there were many outstanding. I especially enjoy home cooking and desserts.  
Sometimes meals are difficult since I do not eat red meat and I am lactose intolerant.
3) Name a show that would be on your "bucket" list of dream assignments?
I enjoy any new and exciting assignments.
4) What is the strangest question an exhibitor has ever asked you?
Not strange but tedious, "how do you become a judge?"
5) What is your favorite dog of the "past" in any breed?
A Boxer, name Dante's Always Room For Jello. Besides being beautiful she was a sweetheart. We did not show her since she had cardiomyopathy. She was spayed but lived until 11 years old. 
6) Do you believe the "sport" of dogs is getting stronger or weaker?
Weaker, because of the lower entries, which have effects on the schedule of points which allows more dogs to finish their championship much easier. This of course affects quality.
7) Do you limit the number of assignments you do in a year to a number? How many major long distance travel assignments do you do in a year?
I am considering putting a limit to 50 shows in a year. Right now I am working on my 4th AKC group, but I am not planning to travel to any major long distance out of the country assignments, although I used to do about 2 or 3 per year
8) Did you come from dog-show household? If not, what was your introduction to the sport? 
I did not come from a dog-show household. Over 40 years ago I purchased a pet Boxer from a breeder who told me about dog shows. Later I went to an all-breed show and fell in love with the sport.

9) Do you currently have dogs? Do you have any other animals?
We do not breed anymore. However, we do have 3 nice pets, 1 dog and 2 bitches, which we love dearly. The dog is a miniature poodle and the bitches are terrier mixes.
10) Do you have time for any activities or hobbies outside of dogs? What are they?
I enjoy watching sports on TV and family activities. 

The Fancy Speaks

Effective Friday March 17, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario
(Greater Toronto Area)
“No person shall keep an animal tethered where a choke collar, choke chain, pronged collar or any similar device forms part of the tether.” 
 “No person shall use a choke collar, choke chain, pronged collar or any similar device at any time on a dog”.
This goes part and parcel for every dog walked in Toronto, every puppy sold, the dog shows, handing classes, obedience trials, the rope (kennel) walking leads everyone uses, slip choke leads, taking your dog to the veterinarian. This very well could be your city next.
Does the purebred dog fancy, our Canadian Kennel Club, or individual kennel clubs have any chance at successfully educating, fighting for responsible dog ownership, with the city councils and groups who propose and put these laws into effect.
Or is it too little to late?

What are your thoughts?
Shannon Scheer – Alberta
Why does PETA and associates seem to have a stronger hold on city councils than our governing body of the Canadian Kennel Club?
The CKC is a long withstanding association with the betterment for the purebred dog and recently - mixed breeds as well. Those in the membership strive to mentor and provide healthy puppies to loving families that have been screened, as much as a private human adoption goes. We teach our puppy people to be responsible. We encourage puppy socialization classes, obedience, conformation or just plain responsible canine ownership.
I do not understand why the CKC and their membership does not get a voice when these councils make their decisions based on hogwash from bleeding hearts.
Not picking on any one breed – BUT how many times have you been walking down the street, at a dog park or (gasp) at a dog show and seen owners with dogs on buckle collars? If this is what we are left to teach proper etiquette in the art of leash work, then there will be more random dog attacks as these collars and the likes of harnesses and halti’s do nothing for the dog to respect his leash
A choke chain whether it is metal, jeweled, or soft nylon, gives an owner immediate control of their dog and the dog will listen and respect his collar. And so, these collars are deemed cruel and inhumane?
What about the out of control large breed dog, walking with his owner and it decides to lunge at an innocent smaller breed across the street? No amount of human strength is going to hold back a large aggressive dog on a buckle collar or halti. Those dogs are out there, and they are with un-educated owners already.
So do we now enter into our profession with brightly colored buckle collars or harnesses to show our dogs on? I suppose we could get away with showing Rottweilers and Akitas on a Resco!!!  Seriously (I am not picking on breeds here, those two strong breeds came to mind first!)
The one thing that did make me laugh when reading their “new and improved” bylaw was the fact that there was no mention of NOT being able to walk, or show your dog on an electric collar! So I guess by no other choice we shall resort to that humane way of controlling our dogs. God help those poor dogs whose owners have no concept on how that would work as a training tool.
Tracey Dineley – Ontario
Unfortunately in my experience fighting BSL for the 10 years, the politicians that put these laws into effect don't care. They think they are just listening to the people. They don't listen to experts and do not think of the repercussions down the road. In this case dogs will be even less leash trained than they are now.
Scary thought if you have a little dog on the end of your leash and are passing by a large possibly dog aggressive American Bulldog or something. How is the person with that big dog going to stop a dog that might weigh close to the person holding the end of the leash, if that dog decides to go after another dog.  
People don't understand these are tools that help people like them keep control of the dog. A flat collar will do damage in the wrong hands. A big aggressive dog that gets out of his collar because he is not wearing a choke collar and he wants something is a more serious threat if you ask me. Unfortunately most people don't want to be educated, and think we are all cruel. Chalk another one up for PETA!
Heather Acheson – Ontario
This issue concerns me on several levels. First to the dog fancy, I guess this means an end to the Oakville show and Caledon shows held at the International Centre in Sept and Nov. Are we going to let others decide the fate of our beloved sport?  I would hope that the fancy will not!!! Raise your voices.
Secondly, these collars have been used by people who were having difficulty, controlling dogs in training, in the classes for obedience etc, and on the street to control a dog that may be reactive or difficult to control in public situations by the general population. 
These collars when properly used act as an aid in preventing dogfights, pulling owners over resulting in falls and injuries………
I wonder how many owners will relinquish their pets to recue, shelters, humane societies, as they are not able to safely control their pet on a flat collar. Why do governments ban instead of providing education?
CKC, why did you not scream from the rooftops, to get the attention of the membership to support training to overcome this disaster? A fast email survey out to he membership with a little education to members of the possible consequences, reaching far further than just Toronto, the effects to dog shows, to puppy clients, to the pubic. Improve your media relation’s department.
CKC members, where were many of you when you were asked to vote on your opinion on this issue .If we do not stick together and work hard with your puppy clients to aid in ensuring clients train their dogs, not just through puppy classes…Ask for proof of higher levels of successful training of your pet clients.  Education of the public is paramount!!
Ban together or we will be banned, no shows, no pet clients, families who will experience distress of relinquishing their pets or worse euthanizing them.
Kate McMillan – Saskatchewan
"You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you."
The animal rights movement is a creature of the political left. When leftist’s are in control of governments (from the municipal to the federal) animal rights will find a friendly ear, and the dog fancy can expect further erosion of our rights and freedoms. This is a battle we can only win at the ballot box, and to do that dog clubs up to and including the CKC, must forge formal alignments with more powerful agriculture, sport, and hunting groups, to identify key individuals that are running for office, and help to get them elected or defeated accordingly.
Dr. John Reeve-Newson – Toronto, Ontario
Too little to late!!! As the wise man said, "against stupidity even the gods argue in vain". Most councilors are idiots and know nothing about dog ownership.
Nicole Casavechia – Nova Scotia
It’s time for CKC to move all business out of the GTA, and move all dog shows and let the city council know what the cost is to them. All members need to write as voters, to have it changed.

McThought of the week...

with Doug McIntyre

Multi Best In Show, Best In Specialty Show, Reserve Best In Show Champion

Rexroth's Angelina


Steve & Lesley Walter are very proud to have Angelina on this week's back cover.

Angelina ended 2016 proving that she could indeed compete with the best toys in the country, she was consistently winning and placing in toy groups filled with quality.

In 2016 Angelina was awarded:

4 Best in Shows
1 Reserve Best in Show
1 Best in Toy Specialty
23 Group Firsts

Ending 2016 as the #1 Miniature Pinscher and a Top Ten Toy

In the first 5 weekends of 2017 Angelina has been awarded:

3 Best in Shows
15 Toy Group Firsts

She is currently ranked:

The #1 Dog of All Breeds

We would like to thank all of the judges who have awarded our girl so highly to date. We are so appreciative of all the support and kind words Steve and Angelina receive from fellow exhibitors at the shows.

As Angelina's breeder/owner/handlers we are so proud to have bred this beautiful Miniature Pinscher, anyone who knows this breed, knows they run the show!!! Steve could not be prouder to follow our fearless, animated, completely self-possessed girl around the ring.

She was truly born to do this...

Call Name: Angelina
Breeder/Owner/Handler: Steve & Lesley Walter
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