The Schaferhunde News
The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City
The club was well-represented at the “Nationals” that was held at Purina Farms, Gray Summit, Mo. We had several members that shared brags.
Congratulations to all on your accomplishments!
Submitted by Chris Kimerer
US Select GCH Tanbark-DeRousse-Hillside Deck the Hall v Chablis aka Jack, attained his Grand Champion title at the National Pre-Show under Mr. Butch Stiefferman and a few days later went Select under Mr. Lew Bunch.
This is my first homebred Select, the other proud breeders are Tiffany Bartley, Judy DeRousse and Donna Calabrese. Jack owns Bill and Kerstin Coke and his most important role in life is being Kerstin 's emotional support dog after she suffered a near fatal car accident a few years ago.
Jack's breeding is 2x Am Sel Exc GCH/Can Sel Ch Woodside 's High Voltage, Rom, CHIC and Ch Tanbark's 2Much Bling Joelle Aramist.
We are all so very proud of Jack!
Submitted by Debbie McHenry
Gero, Ali and I went to play at our National Specialty the second week of October. Gero showed in Rally Advanced and Excellent all three days, placing in every class. We won High Combined on Wednesday and tied on Thursday losing the run-off by two seconds! He was High Scoring Rally Dog with a Tracking Title on Friday. Friday was a busy day, along with our Rally runs; I showed Ali in Veterans where she was the oldest dog in the class at eleven years young, and won the class with a 197.
Last but not least I showed Ali and Gero in Brace…probably my most memorable moment of the whole week! We had so much fun and placed First with an exciting Recall and Finish!!
Becky James is proud of her kids. Stoick earned his Schutzhund BH (basic obedience and temperament test) and Trinity earned her Rally Excellent title.
Lifetime member Eileen Roth, 86, Parkville, MO passed away on October 1, 2017. She passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side.
Our deepest sympathy to the Roth family.
You're Invited - SAVE THE DATES
- Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m., Holiday Dinner, American Legion, 2607 MO-92, Smithville, Missouri, $14.00 per person, Family Style Pan Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Corn, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Salad, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Iced Tea or Soda, RSVP to Amy Edwards, (816) 547-9031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m., General Meeting and Award Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Comfort Inn, 7300 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO near Worlds of Fun.
- Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, GSDCGKC Tracking Trials, Smithville Lake
Heartland Police K9 Training and Trials
The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City was recognized for partnering with the Heartland Police Canine Training and Trials held on October 21st. The club provided a generous contribution to the NPCA from funds raised at the annual Topeka Wine Pull. Volunteers from the club made this possible.
Thanks to all that helped with this worthy community service effort. The officers appreciate our continued sponsorship.
Tribute to Zena
"REST IN PEACE"
Annual Membership Dues
During the month of November, the Treasurer, Mike Kennedy will be mailing each member a statement of their dues for the coming year 2018. Members’ dues shall be paid in advance and shall be payable on or before the first day of January of the following year. No member shall be entitled to vote on any Club business or hold any Office unless their dues have been paid for the current year.
Applications for membership submitted after July 1st, and before January 1st of the calendar year, shall be accompanied by only one-half of the annual dues.
- Single membership $20.00
- Family membership $30.00
FEATURED CLUB MEMBER
Submitted by Marion Baker
Becky James joined the club in August of 2016. Becky lives in Amsterdam, Missouri and travels one hour and fifteen minutes one-way to attend our club meetings. She is very active with her dogs and loves the breed.
Trinity was a birthday present from my parents. They own Trinity’s dad and let me pick a puppy from a breeding they did to a sable working line female. My life changed the minute I brought her home July 1, 2012. I went to puppy classes then found an IPO Schutzhund club. After showing and health testing I decided to breed Trinity. I now am the proud owner of 2 of her sons and a daughter.
I've been training and showing in AKC and USCA for the last 5 years. My dogs do obedience, tracking, rally and IPO protection. My goal is to achieve my IPO 1 with Stoick, Trinity’s son. I currently have 5 dogs Trinity, her sons Stoick and Squirrel, her daughter Freya and Miss Red who came from a friend in Iowa.
Trinity, Stoick and now Freya are in training. All will be showing next year.
SG Darkwing Von Twinks Trinity BN CD CGC CGCA CGCU RN RA RE TT BH
Next year Goal - Open & Tracking titles
G Stoicks Bullwinkle Von Darkwing BN RN CGC CGCA CGCU TT BH
Next year Goal- IPO1, CD & tracking title
Freya Von Darkwing
Next year Goal- CGC, BN, RN
Becky James --
of people admit to sharing holiday leftovers with pets. Be aware that many foods, such as chocolate, citrus, nuts, onion, garlic, and chives, can harm dogs.