May 2017 Schaferhunde News

The Schaferhunde News

 The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City

Founded 1923

What did you miss?

The May general meeting and “Ice Cream Social,” was a tremendous hit.  Approximately 30 members and friends turned out for the meeting.

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Ray and Betty Laughlin provided the ice cream and club members brought their favorite toppings.

While enjoying their ice cream the crowd was entertained with a spontaneous "Dog Show" put on by our own dogs.

The puppies opened the show with a grand appearance.

Next came the girls followed by the boys.

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Everyone had a great time socializing, eating ice cream, and showing off their dogs.

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The show was not limited to German Shepherds. A stately “Brindle English Mastiff owned by Jay Kimerer made a guest appearance and was invited to the stage to participate in the performance.


Debbie McHenry, introduced club member, Rosi Von Fintel. Rosi teaches dog training classes in Liberty. The classes are beneficial for a beginner or any level dog. If you have questions, contact Rosi at

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You’re Invited

·        Sat.-Sun. June 10-11, GSDCGKC Annual Specialty Show, Smith’s Fork Park, Smithville, Mo.

Saturday lunch will be provided for a good will donation. Dinner is being provided by the club.

Members from the National Police Canine Association North Central Region will be performing a canine demonstration following the dinner.

·        Tuesday, June 13, General Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Comfort Inn, 7300 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, Mo, near Worlds of Fun.

We will be discussing “Stewarding” for the July All-Breed Obedience Trials hosted by the club. Get involved and learn to be a Ring Steward.

2017 Midwest Futurity/Maturity Show and Spring Specialty Show

Several club members traveled to St. Louis to participant in the Midwest Region Futurity/Maturity and Specialty Show held at Purina Farms, in Gray Summit Mo.

Congratulations to all that participated and their outstanding achievements.

Charo’s Music Of The Night At Tintagel v Jalyn aka Muse bred by Lynette Stone and Bobbie Schiffelbein took Best in Maturity. Muse is owned by Betty Johnson, Bobbie Schiffelbein and Chris Kimerer. Bobbie stated, “She is a tough gal and did this with lots of help from Chris Kimerer and Tiffany Bartley.

Muse  going  “Best in Maturity”  pictured with Diana Paul and  Jeff Pyle . Both were instrumental in guiding her to victory.

Muse going “Best in Maturity” pictured with Diana Paul and Jeff Pyle. Both were instrumental in guiding her to victory.

Bobbie also reported that Charbo’s A Song In My Heart v Jalyn bred by Lynette Stone and Bobbie and Charlie Schiffelbein took first place in Junior Futurity Bitches

Corbin Bartley, age 9 showed Minion at the St. Louis Specialty in the Junior Showmanship competition as a Novice, Junior.


Hillside-Tanbark ShineLikeADiamond DeRousse Aramist aka Minion is owned by Chris Kimerer, Tiffany Bartley, Judy DeRousse, Olivia and Donna Calabrese.

Corbin is the son of Tiffany Bartley.  He is doing a fine job following in her footsteps.

Sylvester Conlan, age 14, grandson of Carmi Swift showed Cole at the St. Louis Specialty show in the Junior Showmanship competition as a Novice, Intermediate taking Best Junior Handler. Foxhaven My-Joy Power Trip v Hillside Tanbark aka Cole is owned by Tiffany Bartley, Carmi Swift, Chris Kimerer, D. Fox,and J. Willis.

Carmi stated, “First, thank you to all who were so kind and supportive to share acknowledgments with him as he came out of the ring. You never know the impression you are putting on a young person’s life with just a few words!

Conlan was so excited to take our fun loving Mr. Cool, Foxhaven My-Joy Power Trip v Hillside Tanbark “Cole” in for the ride. Cole, with his exceptional attitude, helped" Conlan win Best Jr. Handler for the day. So proud of both of them and look forward to them continuing their journey together.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Trophy Fund

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City agreed to support the GSDCA National Trophy Fund by donating to one class in obedience/rally.

You can also donate to the fund by simply going to their website click on GSDCA Store and search for 2017 Class Trophy Donations.

If you have questions about a donation, please call Deborah Stern at 818-207-6448 or email her at

It’s Tick Season and Ticks Can Carry Disease

Submitted by Marion Baker

I don’t know of anyone that enjoys removing ticks from their dog. They are nasty blood-suckers that can cause some serious diseases.

There are many methods of prevention:

  •        Spot-on Treatments
  •        Oral Medications
  •        Shampoos
  •        Tick Dips
  •        Dietary Tick Preventatives
  •        Tick Collars

To reduce the chances that a tick will transmit disease to you or your pets:

  •       Check your pets for ticks daily, especially after they spend time outdoors.
  •       If you find a tick on your dog, remove it right away.
  •       Ask your veterinarian to conduct a tick check at each exam.
  •       Talk to your veterinarian about tickborne diseases in your area.
  •       Reduce tick habitat in your yard.
  •       Talk with your veterinarian about using tick preventives on your pet.


The GSDCGKC welcomes Tina Hoss from Kansas City, Mo and Henry and Cindy McClary from Lake Winnebago, Mo as new members to the club. We are excited to have them as part of our membership. Let’s make them feel welcome. Say hello at our next meeting or event.


Rosmarie v.Fintel, aka Rosi has been a club member for almost 15 years. She is also a member of the American Kennel Club, The Greater KC Dog training club, KC Golden Retriever Club, and the KC Hunting and Retriever Club.

Rosi has served on the board of some of these organizations and is involved in organizing and helping with trials and shows in various venues.

She has been teaching Dog Training classes for the City of Liberty for the past 20 years. The classes are based on the AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) program. Rosi is also a registered evaluator.

A voluntary CGC certification test is offered several times a year after the completion of the 6-week Beginner class.

The AKC CGC Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge is as follows:

  •      I will be responsible for my dog’s health needs
  •      I will be responsible for my dog’s safety
  •      I will not allow my dog to infringe on the rights of others
  •      I will be responsible for my dog’s quality of life

The Beginner classes cover behavior issues, house breaking, crate training and basic skills such as taking the dog for a walk, being examined, sit, down, stays, etc.  The classes are for dogs 3 month of age and up and handlers as young as 7 years. Skills needed in everyday life are worked on.

The Advance classes are for owners who would like to continue training and might be interested in showing or doing therapy work.

She has titled her own dogs in Obedience, Tracking, Herding, Hunting and Agility.

Rosi works at the Liberty Hospital as a Registered Nurse.  She looks forward to retiring in 2 years and getting a German Shepherd puppy.  Now that is something to look forward to.