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Multi Best In Show Canadian & American Champion

Skansen's Last Man Standing  


Manny has certainly been a team effort this year. Our plans were that Janine would show him this year but due to her mother's turn in health she has been a little more home bound than expected. I would like this opportunity to say thank you to all the handler's who have taken Manny's lead this year and have made his Canadian tour a resounding success!

One of Canada's Top Giants and a Top 10 Working Dog is no easy feat. Thank you to all the judges who have welcomed Manny with multiple Best in Show wins and group placements!

More importantly Manny has proven he is not only a champion in the the Winner's Circle but in the Whelping box too, and let's face it,  this is where it really counts.

Manny's final weekend will be at the Canadian National weekend in October, at which point he will return to Skansen Kennel in California to continue passing on his strong genes for generations to come. 

Until then we will savour every Canadian moment as Manny  continues to make us proud in the show ring!

Sylvia Hammarstrom
Skansen Kennels

Breeder/Owner: Sylvia Hammarstrom
Handled By: Janine Starink
August 25, 26, 27, 2017
Friday Show 1 Best in Show Judge: Garry Allan
BIS German Shepherd Dog GCh Kohlein's Estrella
RBIS Poodle (Standard) - GCh Crystalton Chikoda Mystery
Friday Show 2 Best in Show Judge: Yvonne Savard
BIS Borzoi Ch Raynbo's Foolish Pleasure
RBIS German Shepherd Dog - GCh Kohlein's Estrella
Saturday Best in Show Judge: Wendy Paquette
BIS Boston Terrier - GCh Hooligans Dimestore Dolly
RBIS Borzoi - Ch Raynbo's Foolish Pleasure
Sunday Best in Show Judge: Donna Conod
BIS Setter (English) - Ch Sevenoaks Lady Penelope
RBIS Borzoi Ch Raynbo's Foolish Pleasure
August 25, 26, 27, 2017
Friday Show 1 Best in Show Judge: Dr. Gail Forsythe
BIS Retriever (Flat-Coated) - GCh Heirborn Above The Law
RBIS Kerry Blue Terrier - GChEx Krisma's X Marks The Spot
Friday Show 2 Best in Show Judge: Bill Walkey
BIS Havanese - GCh MistyTrails N'Bopcha's Pandamon
RBIS Shih Tzu - Ch Jadesilk Hell On Heels
Saturday Best in Show Judge: Cheryl Egerton
BIS Retriever (Flat-Coated) - GCh Heirborn Above The Law
RBIS Tibetan Terrier - GCh Adominos Brigitte Bardot
Sunday Best in Show Judge: James Reynolds
BIS Kerry Blue Terrier - GChEx Krisma's X Marks The Spot
RBIS Yorkshire Terrier - Ch Extershire's French Love of Yorkhaven
August 23, 24, 2017
Wednesday Show 1 Best in Show Judge: Robert Whitney
BIS Pug - GCh Xoe-Eleki's Emerald City
Wednesday Show 2 Best in Show Judge: Kerrie Reeder
BIS Miniature Pinscher - Ch Rexroth's Angelina
Thursday Show 3 Best in Show Judge: William Byrne
BIS Portuguese Water Dog - GCh Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico
Thursday Show 4 Best in Show Judge: Judith Byrne
BIS Shetland Sheepdog - GCh Laureate Who Knew
August 25, 26, 27, 28, 2017
Friday Best in Show Judge: Ramon Podesta
BIS Keeshond - Ch Keesbrook's Out Of The Fyre
Saturday Best in Show Judge: David Swartwood
BIS Portuguese Water Dog - GCh Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico
Sunday Best in Show Judge: Chris Graham
BIS Fox Terrier (Wire) - Foxhaus Catching Fire At Foxhollow
Monday Best in Show Judge: Dr. Francisco Chapa
BIS Fox Terrier (Wire) - Foxhaus Catching Fire At Foxhollow

Top 15 All Breeds in Canada 

Rank    Name Breed Points

1   GCh Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico  Portuguese Water Dog  11008
2   GCh Summerford's What Ever  Newfoundland 8136
3   GChEx Heartsease Empress Of India  Newfoundland 6784
4   Ch Sevenoaks Lady Penelope  English Setter  5207
5   GCh Skyehigh's Here We Go Again   West Highland White Terrier  4447
6   Ch Rexroth's Angelina  Miniature Pinscher  3978
7   Ch Takala Trails Darcy  Irish Terrier  3641
8   GCh Gwich'inz Paparazzi Vizionz of Summerwindz  Afghan Hound  3419
9   GCh Gallardo Tybrushe GirlAlmighty  Boxer  3315
10   Ch Raynbo's Foolish Pleasure  Borzoi  2939
11   GCh PaRay's Molto Particulare  Bichon Frise  2858
12   GChEx Triseter Celtic Player  Gordon Setter  2840
13   GCh Woodside's Southern Belle  German Shepherd Dog  2704
14   GCh Brio's Hotsicle  Golden Retriever  2607
15   GChEx Polarsky's Twinkle Little Star Golden Retriever 2363
unofficial results courtesy of


Top 15 All Breeds in The USA

Rank    Name Breed  

1   GChB Ingebar's Tynan Dances With Wildflowers  Giant Schnauzer   
2   GChP Silverhall Strike Force  American Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB)  
3   GChB Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky  Puli   
4   GChP Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love  Bichon Frise  
5   GChP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble  Pug  
6   GChP Mojo's Continuation Of A Myth  Akita   
7   GChP Sabe's Simply Invincible  Boston Terrier   
8   GChP Fidelis Ripcord  Doberman Pinscher   
9   GChS Yarrow Hi-Tech Drills N Skills  Affenpinscher   
10   GChB Shaireab's Bayleigh Daenerys Stormborn  Welsh Terrier   
11   GChS Clussexx Man Of Steel  Clumber Spaniel   
12   GChG Nanook's This Girl Is On Fire  Siberian Husky   
13   GChP Cerise Blindside  English Springer Spaniel   
14   GCh Kamand's Full Of Beans @ Erinhill  Sussex Spaniel   
15   GChS Tamarin Tailback  Affenpinscher   
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The Fancy Speaks...

This coming weekend a club in British Columbia lowered their entry fee to $15.00 per dog.
The numbers below are the 7 groups
Friday   378
Saturday 417
Sunday   416
Monday   385
3 US Judges, 1 Foreign, 2 Canadians
Friday   269
Saturday 297
Sunday   299
Monday   267
2 US Judges, 5 Canadian 
 Do you think the lower entry fee of $15,00 was the reason for the jump in the entries, or the panel of judges?

Would lower entry fees entice you into entering more dogs, or do you choose your shows on the judging panel alone?

Keri Chard-Savage, Ontario
I would say it is a combination of both the lower fees and the judging panel. With the lower entry fees, I would be more inclined to try different judges. 
Certainly I look at judging panels and may choose to skip a day if I don't care for a judge, but might be more willing to give second chances with lower entry fees.
Good for the club to colour outside the box and thrilled to see an increase in entries for their show. Good on them.
Pamela Bruce, Ontario
I think it speaks to both. I have a breed that needs major work and coat timing so, no lower fees would not personally encourage me to enter the shows. A great Terrier panel however would!
Larisa Hotchin, British Columbia
Because this club has gone to such great efforts to help support exhibitors, I chose to give the club an entry this year.  If I did not have puppies due to be born a few days after the show, because of their efforts I would have given them more entries, unfortunately my circumstances did not enable this.  I hope this club does well with the weekends show.  They are pro-active and exhibitor friendly in so many ways - kudos to Kamloops!
Tracey Parry, Alberta
Great question. My opinion would be the judging panel perhaps. Travel accommodations, meals, taking time off work, are more of a cost-factor then the lower entry fee in my opinion. 
I choose my shows on first being able to take time off work then judging panel, what condition my dog is in for the time of year coat wise, show site, and are my friends going!!! LOL
I just entered a series of shows between Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and honestly I did not even look at each individual entry fee. I realize this is different for everyone, but I feel the price to get to the show is more of a factor then basing going to the show on a lower entry fee. 
And then speaking with my club hat on now...This is great to lower the entry fees, but club expenses, rent on venues continues to increase so to do this for special anniversary shows etc, is great but not something we can or should expect year after year, if we want shows for these clubs to continue, and again, this is just speaking as being an active show club member. 
Kevin Grew, Ontario
While I believe we all look at judging panels, without a doubt I believe the lower entry fee is the main reason for the jump in numbers.
I definitely would enter more dogs, and enter more shows with the lower fees. I am pretty well retired and I am certainly more particular about where and how I spend my money.
Adele MacAskill, Ontario
Great question, here are my thoughts. The increase in the number of entries is wonderful! I believe it is most likely a combination of both the reduced entry fees and the panel.
When one thinks of an entry of $30.00 or more over 4 shows that is $120.00 just to get your entry done.  If someone uses a handler that total increases significantly for example from $30.00 a day to $100.00 a day or more depending on the handler. So a four-day show could cost someone $400.00 or more! That can be hard to justify for many because it does not include travel costs or hotel accommodations. So what would make someone want to spend that kind of money for a dog show? For many, I believe it is the judging panel.  If the judging panel looks really good the costs can be justified!  And believe me I am not saying that a panel cannot be all Canadian judges either! 
Beth Ferrier, Ontario
The lower entry fee would allow me to enter more dogs, in fact, to get my class dogs into the ring, and I would actually hire a handler to help out at ringside, as I would also be showing a special. 
I also believe the foreign judge hiring, has a huge impact on numbers entered. I would think the numbers entered for this clubs shows would indicate that. Something needs to be done.
Barbara Heal, Ontario
I would think the $15 entry fee greatly contributed to the higher entry. But the real numbers that need to be reviewed are the financial ones.  Only the club can answer your question, once they have tabulated their balance sheet. With the ever-increasing airline costs, venue fees, hotel and judge's expenses, etc., they may have managed to break even. If they did, or even made a profit then perhaps other clubs might consider taking the risk as well.
Tannis Postma, Alberta
Lower, entries in combination with the judging panel. It is great to have the lower entry fees, however in some cases we have to drive 5-12 hours from Alberta to get to a show, so having a good panel, (and what is good for me and good for someone else can be two different things) would make me go. 
Susan Milton-Lloyd, Alberta
Lower entry fee, I would enter more dogs. For the breed, I breed in Canada the judges don't play in my decisions.
Wendy Maisey, Alberta
Only in part, I think it encouraged people who were already planning on going to enter more dogs. Having said that, Low entry fees would not entice me to go, or enter more dogs, if I did not respect the judges' opinions.  
Kim Cowie, Alberta
With class dogs, I would definitely consider entering more. With a special I would still take the judge into consideration. If I had shown to them before and didn't get to far I'd probably opt out. My breed takes lots of prep time, so this is always a consideration as to how many I feel I can enter and do justice to. I would love to see more clubs try this. 
Linda Smith, Manitoba
As an older person living on a very fixed income it totally would make a difference whether I would enter or not. As we have very few shows in our area I don’t have the luxury of PICKING which judges I like, or another show in the area I could go to that weekend
I think the numbers prove that dog shows need to be more affordable, 
as our dog show population is aging, it is becoming more obvious that if  something has to be dropped from the budget, dog shows will be one of the expenses to get rid of.
Lower fees will also allow a person to show more than 1 dog, I understand it is expensive to put on a show but is relative cost and salaries as compared to 30 years are comparable.
PS years ago I said if entry fees ever got to $10 a day nobody would enter!!!
Donna Roadhouse, British Columbia
Congratulations to the British Columbia club!  As the general exhibitor population and club volunteer’s age, myself included, money is somewhat tighter.  A reduction in entry fees would certainly encourage an increase in participants as the numbers have shown.  I believe the majority of judges try their best, whether Canadian or U.S. although with smaller shows in Canada, some breeds have very small entries or none at all while the US shows have much larger entries.  Thus US judges have more experience and knowledge and may have an influence on an exhibitor’s decision whether to enter a show.  Personally, I am finding the 2 shows a day, 3-4 day weekends, camping/hotel costs, meals, and gas beyond my limited funds; so a break in entry fees would be a much-appreciated consideration.
From the beginning of this show when Sandy and Tempest Fletcher were at the helm, they made it fun, every night something for exhibitors, appetizers one night, steak barbeque one night, hot dogs and beer another, Tim’s coffee and donuts every morning. Also the last night everyone that helped clean up enjoyed a pizza dinner. It has  great grounds, and Sandy was always checking with those of us who traveled alone to make sure we not having any issues with our rigs.
They now have others in place and are carrying on with this well run show with what Sandy and Tempest started, they are continuing.
This is second from last outdoor show, and the September long weekend.
They are doing the show right, encouraging exhibitors and making it fun. 
The $15.00 entry was a very clever move, and a great panel always encourages a better entry. This is the first time I will not be attending this show, a back problem has had me laid up, but I know all who attend will enjoy the get together during the evenings.
Looking forward to next year’s show.
Janine Starink, British Columbia
Let’s do the math 
Lower fees + Good judges = Larger Entry
Yup that adds up correctly!
But yes, the lower fee definitely entices me to enter more dogs.
Paul Odenkirchen, Ontario
Lower entry fees are certainly a great attraction, but I don't think our show giving clubs have the savvy to make that a permanent feature. For instance when baby puppy entries were first brought in it encouraged people to bring their puppies in to socialize them at a reasonable price of $ 10.00, like a sort of a partial revival of our now non-existing sanction shows.
Remember, we used to have entries of up to 300. But "surprise-surprise" our clubs quickly figured there was another buck to be made and yet another good idea bit the dust. We just don't seem to understand that entertainment is very competitive and for the amount of money we require for showing our dogs there are a lot of options.
The future is young people and a young family of say man, wife and a couple of kids can simply not afford to spend $ 20.000 - $ 30.000 on a form of entertainment, especially one where they have very little chance of winning. They simply like to have a nice dog, thank you very much. Yes good judges are certainly important, but that is a different kettle of fish. 
Tracy Dineley, Ontario
A dramatically lower entry fee at $15 would absolutely allow me to enter more of my own dogs!  My breed has low entries so judging panels don't sway me so much at the class level. Judging panels are more important to me if I'm showing a specials dog. 
I used to enter an average of 3 dogs for each show. It has gotten so unaffordable that generally I only title the dogs, am planning a future specials career. But if entry fees were lower I would definitely title more of my dogs. 
Vicki Fierheller, Ontario
 I think it is a combination of the two. 
I personally find it refreshing to show under foreign judges, as they don't tend to know who is top whatever and will simply judge what they see.  Everyone gets a fair chance.
Canadian judges do know who is winning and let's be honest, there is a natural human tendency to look harder at those dogs and perhaps put them up.  Please, don't get me wrong they are usually very good dogs!
Also, because Canada doesn't have a huge number of judges, we often see the same judges in a province multiple times a year. It's nice to get a variety of judges.
Entries are certainly getting costly along with gas and hotels.  It does make for an expensive weekend for many people.
I would think that a lower fee might entice some to enter several dogs (if one is lucky to have more than one to show :) or enter all the days of the shows. However, if you look at the math, even though the club has an increase in numbers, it is not double, so in actuality, the club is making less money than it did with a regular entry fee.
Robert Denis, Ontario
The price drop might stimulate some to enter more dogs... this would help with the numbers.
I would like to see the judging panels for one-year vs the other. If you are campaigning a dog it is not $15 versus $30 but rather the quality of the panel.
It is very tough to make a statement one way or another. I hate to be undecided but, unfortunately, in this case, might well be.

Behind the Scene

Name:Susan Crawford
Where you live: Ontario
Kennel name: Foxbend Parson Russell Terriers
1) If you could have another breed, what would it be?
German Wired Pointer, which has been accomplished!
2) What was the last movie you saw at a theatre?
Conjouring II
3) If you could only attend one “must do” show a year, what would it be?
Of Course Montgomery!!  Terrier Super Bowl
4) What show in Canada have you attended that always gives that little extra to their exhibitor’s, which makes it your favorite to attend?
I would have to say this past year Grand Bay Westfield, New Brunswick Kennel Club Show in August.  Great Hospitality to their exhibitors, and such a beautiful area!  
5) What is you favorite dog of all time?
My favorite Parson all Time I have a few! Rednock Honeybunch!! A key ingredient in my breeding program!! Produced multiple Best In Show winners and specialty winners, in Canada and United States. In 2016 put a full generation on Canadian National specialty trophy Foxbend Colour Me More "Heidi" multiple Best In Show winner United States. Foxbend Call My Agent "Smudge", first Best In Show winner Canada.  Foxbend Celebrity Status "Crush". National Specialty winner, much more to come!  
Rednock Honeybunch was also Canada's first Champion and group winner!! Handled that year by Alison Foley. 
6) What is a favorite grooming product or tool that you will not be without?
Pure Paws terrier line!! My Hauptner stripping knives!!
7) How do you pick which shows you attend?
Of course judges play a factor, but I always try and attend to shows to show off "The beautiful Parson Russell Terrier"!!! They are a beautiful breed!!

8) Beside your dogs, what other animals do you have?
I have the elegant Purebred Arabians! when not showing dogs, showing the "Proud Arabian"!!
9) What is your favorite beverage?
Mike's Hard Lemonade
10) Name something that is on your “life” bucket list to do?
To attend Crufts!! and to show my Purebred Arabian at "Scottsdale Show"!!
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