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1 T S C A N E W S L E T T E R Volume 69 Issue 2 April/May/June The Official Newsletter of the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America, Inc. Est Raleigh, NC March 23-24, 2017 Best of Breed Gold GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra

2 Finnie CH Tashi-Gong Hallusination Milestone Tibetan Spaniels Milestone Tibetan Spaniels congratulates all the winners at the 2017 National! I was sorry not to be there but Finnie s kids made me very proud. Best in Sweeps/Reserve Winners Bitch White Acres Ambrier Smokin Hot CH Tashi-Gong Hallusination x GCH Ambrier s Rokirk Front Paige News Owned and Bred by White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill Winners Dog White Acres Ambrier Don't Worry Be Happy CH Tashi-Gong Hallusination x GCH Ambrier s Rokirk Front Paige News Owned and Bred by White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill Finnie s Grandchildren were also in the ribbons! 1st place in Bred By Exhibitor Bitch Arabelle's Catherine The Great GCH Nightingale Across The Universe x GCH Arabelle s Mary of Aragon Owned and bred by Marcia Becker and James Pence Select Dog CH Arabelle s The Messenger GCH Nightingale Across The Universe x GCH Arabelle s Mary of Aragon Owned by Linda Foiles, Christy Collins, Marcia Becker & James Pence 2 Milestone Deborah Ayer

3 President Diane Zdrodowski 12 Bingham Lane Blairstown, NJ Vice President Dianne Tyree P.O. Box 67 Brookline, NH Recording Secretary Lexine Thompson 5550 Camus Road Carson City, NV Corresponding Secretary Victoria (Torie) Marks 2930 Hodges Blvd. Jacksonville, FL Treasurer Sheri Rose 202 Quillen Ave. Fountain Inn, SC Past President William (Bill) Chaffee 469 Langford Creek Road Van Etten, NY Allan Reznik 1344 CountyRoad 1160 Eureka Springs, AR Christy Collins Dunnigan Road Emmett, MI Patricia Gilliard PO Box 387 Green Cove Springs, FL Connie Buckland 608 N. Wintergarden Road Bowling Green, OH Cindie Swaim Kingsbury Road Middleton, ID Newsletter Issue Printing Cost - $ Postage - $ Envelopes/Labels - $48.74 AKC Delegate Dianne Tyree P.O. Box 67 Brookline, NH AKC Legislative Liaison & Website Manager Susan Mullins 1413 Hyner Circle Richmond, VA Archives & Regional Chair Coordinator Mallory Cosby Driskill 123 Perry Lane Goode, VA Breeder Referral Shelley Potter & Shannon O Neal 3650 Woodridge Road Deland, FL Eye Registry & Health Committee Carol Srnka 6352 Iradell Rd. Trumansburg, NY Judges Education Chair Linda Foiles 190 Cedar Valley Lane Louisburg, NC Junior Coordinator Laura Davidson 14 Hyacinth Dr. Pepperell, MA Membership Chair Connie Buckland 608 N. Wintergarden Road Bowling Green, OH Newsletter Editor Mary Novocin 7223 Wilson Road Mt. Airy, MD Rescue Chair Susan Miccio 4670 Carpenter Bridge Rd. Felton, DE Show Records Cindie Swaim Kingsbury Road Middleton, ID Specialty Coordinator Dianne Tyree & Colleen Bias Chafee P.O. Box 67 Brookline, NH Raleigh, North Carolina Raleigh was chosen as the site of the new capital in 1788, as its central location protected it from attacks from the coast. It was officially established 1792 as both county seat and state capital. The city was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island. Sunshine Coordinator Michelle R. Bustamante CR 18 Fort Lupton, CO Versatility Chair Karen Shilliday 4330 Pinewood Lane York, PA Ways and Means VACANT 3

4 POTOMAC VALLEY TIBETAN SPANIEL CLUB Sanctioned A Match Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017 Location: Dog Day Afternoon Training Facility 305 E Market St, Leesburg, VA Judging Time: 11:00 am Match hours: 9 am-3 pm Closing Date: June 28, 2017 noon Judge: Eileen Narieka Match Chairperson: Deborah Ayer Classes Offered Puppy 6 months and under 9 months, Puppy 9 months and under 12 months, 12 months and under 18 months, Bred-By-Exhibitor, American Bred, Open Classes are divided by sex and offered to Tibetan Spaniels only. Professional handlers may enter only dogs they own. No major pointed dogs or dogs with champion title of record may enter. Wins do not count towards AKC championship titles. 4 go to pvtsc.org for more information and to download an entry form

5 President s Message...5 Editor s Note AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award...6 New Members Meet TSCA Officers and Board Members...7 Board Meeting Minutes...13 General Meeting Minutes...15 Reports...17 Puppy Sweepstakes Results...29 Veteran Sweepstakes Results...36 Judge s Critique...42 National Show Results...44 Winners Gallery...50 Top Five...58 Breeders Challenge Trophy By Patricia C Sarles...61 ROM/ROMX Page...62, 63 New Titles...64 TSCA Newsletter Editor would like to thank the following who advertised in this issue. Arabelle...34 Chatawa...10, 11 Dragonsong...38, 39 Improv/Flolin/Arabelle...35 Flolin/Cynara...33 Lantana...12 Milestone...2 Tibroke...40, 41 Westview...26, 27 White Acres/Ambrier...28 Club Flyers PVTSC Sanctioned Match Flyer...4 OBTSOF Regional Show Flyer...23 FLTSA Regional Show Flyer...66 TSCA 2018 National Show flyer...67 The 2017 TSCA National Show was dedicated to the memory of June Kapos Wow, Wow, and just Wow! What a fabulous National we just had in March. The venue was very accommodating, we had plenty of comfortable space around our ring, the vendors were fabulous (I spent more money than usual!) and the cluster people were kind and helpful. You can t ask for much more than that! Show chair Janet Habiger and her committee did a seamless and outstanding job. I loved that Janet was so calm and confident even if there were problems, you d never know it. She handled things so professionally and calmly. Thank you to every single person who helped, from hospitality to ring mentoring to stuffing the goodie bags. I know everyone was very appreciative. It seemed to me that at least half of our members were contributing in some form or fashion and I truly appreciate all your participation. Events like this cannot be carried out in such a wonderful way without the hands-on help from so many members. I hope all of us lend our hands to next year s committee these shows are for us, and for our breed. The 2018 National committee is already working hard to come up with creative ideas to raise money, like the Tibbie playing cards, and have been in contact with the board about scheduling and other events during the week. Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 National a huge success. This club is fortunate to have such a great group of people working hard for all of us! Looking forward to another great National in 2018 see you in York! Diane Zdrodowski The wild horses that can still be found roaming the Outer Banks of North Carolina are descended from Mustangs brought here by Spanish explorers of the New World more than 500 years ago. 5

6 Note Well, it s done! A much easier go of this National issue than last year s edition. Other than having to get more memory for my computer to handle all those wonderful photos, it went pretty smoothly. I had great fun putting this one together. I thought I couldn t have any more fun that I did with The Wizard of Oz theme, but North Carolina is such a great state with such diversity. I tried to stay within the focus of the logo, the beach, the first flight, and Nothin Could Be Finer Than Tibbies In Carolina. I hope you will enjoy and will want to keep this edition. I apologize if I missed a picture to put in the Winners Gallery. I made sure to include all the photos the show photographer sent me but I found out afterwards that he only sent the major wins. Speaking of photos, I have to thank Jim Pence for sending me all those nice candid shots. He is truly a talented photographer, thank you Jim! I also wish to thank Andrea Struble, who deserves the credit for how well the newsletter looks. She proofreads every page I send and if you find a typo or error then it was because I didn t send her that page or made a change after she had edited it. The only request I have to the members is to please consider advertising. This is the only issue of the year to advertise and this year there were about half the number of ads as last year. The price of an ad really helps with the cost of printing and mailing and it is great to see your dogs. And really, where else can you pay only $50 for a full page color ad? Congratulations to all the winners at this year s National and I look forward to seeing you in York, Pa. in 2018! The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award In the American Kennel Club s ongoing efforts to recognize and celebrate its volunteer club members, the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis. This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club s discretion. Thank You! I want to take this opportunity to thank the board for choosing me for this year s AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award. I certainly do not feel that I am deserving to be in the company with the previous recipients, but I am deeply moved to have been given this honor. Thank you, Mary Novocin Best, Mary Novocin TSCA Newsletter Editor Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville, NC on March 7, TSCA Recipients 2007 Joan Child, 2008 Don Roy, 2009 Herbert Rosen, 2010 Susan Mullins, 2011 Carol Srnka, 2012 Ruth Davis, 2013 Linda Foiles, 2014 Colleen Chaffee, 2015 Connie Buckland, 2016 Kay Dickeson, 2017 Mary Novocin 6

7 Meet the TSCA Officers The following persons were voted into membership pending publication in the Newsletter. Lori Kopreski 78 Walton Rd Sherwood AR Wynstar Sponsors: Diane Zdrodowski & Joline Finke PRESIDENT Diane Zdrodowski Alice Riley 5316 Coronado Dr Raleigh, NC Baskwood Sponsors: Bonnie London & Pam Bradbury Gail & Dave Christensen 7520 Matts Landing Point Cumming, GA net Sirius Show Dogs Sponsors: Sheri Rose & Tori Marks Dave Scott Schnarr 40 Freeman Ct. Covington, GA Sponsors: Marilyn Miller & Ann Terry Welcome New Members! Connie Buckland Membership Chairperson NEW VICE PRESIDENT Dianne Tyree Dianne Tyree started in purebred dogs at age 12 with an AKC registered Golden Retriever. She trained him in obedience and field/hunting tests. She became interested in conformation in 1993 after she made a trip to the Westminster Kennel Club show. She was introduced to the breed of Tibetan Spaniels in Dianne is an active member of a number of dog clubs, both all-breed and breed clubs, currently holding the position of secretary in two of them, and show chair for one. She has also held several positions in the TSCA over the years. Dianne is an AKC judge of a number of breeds in addition to Tibetan Spaniels. 7

8 Meet the TSCA Officers NEW RECORDING SECRETARY Lexine Thompson It was only inevitable that dogs would be my lifelong passion because my maiden name is Rover. As an adult I started my dog life in the 1970s with field trials, hunting, and breeding Golden Retrievers. From there I was owned by a Bulldog that gave me one beautiful litter. When we got our first Tibetan Spaniel he stole our heart. My husband JB and I live in Carson City, Nevada and are owned by six Tibbies. We have four champions and are currently working on the two youngest. It was perfect timing when I was asked if I was interested in becoming the Recording Secretary for the TSCA as I am just finishing my work as a Committee Secretary at the Nevada State Legislature after spending the previous 35-plus years in the field of accounting. I look forward to serving as TSCA s Recording Secretary. NEW TREASURER Sheri Rose I live in Fountain Inn, SC, a small town just south of Greenville. I work fulltime at United Health Care as a Senior IT Architecture Analyst. I have one daughter who is expecting a little girl this August (this will be my first grandchild). My dogs are my passion. I actively compete in conformation events with my Tibetan Spaniels. I also participate in performance and have two Tibbies with CGC/CGCA/CGCU and Rally titles. I have been owned by Tibbies since I also co-own and show Shiba Inu and Chinese Cresteds that live with their co-owners. I am the proud mom of several rescue dogs that either were left in the street or on death row in a kill shelter. I continue to be active in dog rescue in my area. My kennel name Tin-Man is a joke on myself...i am the Tin Man with two titanium knees and a reconstructed ankle! Prior to Tibbies, we owned Dachshunds most of my life. Later we added a Great Dane, a Saint Bernard, a Chow rescue and multiple other rescues. All have gone to the rainbow bridge now. I am a an active member of the Spartanburg Kennel Club, Greenville Kennel Club and Heart Of Dixie Shiba Fanciers. I have been club secretary for several terms in my clubs along with ttrophy chair and currently club treasurer for the Heart of Dixie Shiba Fanciers. NEW CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Victoria (Torie) Marks Torie Marks is a native Floridian. She has a degree in art history with a minor in history and works full time. She is a diehard Florida State Seminole fan, hence her kennel name Renegade. Torie has had a variety of purebred dogs over the years. She was introduced to the Tibetan Spaniel in Torie has been a member of Orange Blossom Tibetan Spaniel Club of Florida since 2007 and was instrumental in getting their regional specialty included in the December Orlando Cluster. She was elected to the board in PAST PRESIDENT Bill Chaffee 8

9 Meet the TSCA Board Members Allan Reznik continued NEW BOARD MEMBER Allan Reznik Allan has bred, owned and exhibited Afghan Hounds since the early 1970s. After many decades of interest in the Tibetan breeds, he acquired his first Tibbies about 10 years ago, at which time he joined the TSCA. In 2016 he judged Sweepstakes at the TSCA National Specialty in Topeka. In 2017, he was Chief Ring Steward for the TSCA National Specialty in Raleigh, NC. Allan serves on the Board of Directors of the Afghan Hound Club of America and he is honored to join the Board of the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America. BOARD MEMBER Christy Collins For more than four decades, Allan Reznik has been immersed in the world of purebred dogs: as a breeder, exhibitor, awardwinning journalist, editor, broadcaster and occasional judge. Although he has written for television and radio, taught journalism at university, and reviewed books, theater and film, he is probably best known for his long years of working in dog magazines. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of Dogs in Canada, Dog Fancy, Dog World and Dogs in Review, all of which have won national magazine awards under his stewardship from the Dog Writers Association of America. In 2011, Allan won the prestigious Arthur F. Jones Award for Best Editorial Column of the Year, given by the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers. Allan appears regularly on national radio and TV discussing all aspects of responsible dog ownership and is quoted widely in newspapers and magazines. continued top of page NEW BOARD MEMBER Connie Buckland Connie has been married to her husband, Dave, for over 40 years. They own an H & R Block office in Bowling Green, Ohio. They have two grown children and a granddaughter. Connie has been involved with purebred dogs for many years. She has bred Shetland Sheepdogs, Golden Retrievers, and started with Tibetan Spaniels in Connie has been a member of TSCA since the early 90s and has served on the board in the past. She recently served as TSCA s Recording Secretary. Connie has also served on several committees throughout the years. BOARD MEMBER Patricia Gilliard BOARD MEMBER Cindie Swaim 9

10 In Memory of GCH Kofuku Special Blend at Chatawa Too K Lua September 30, 2009-April 4, 2017 K lua s ONE and ONLY litter, sired by AKC, UKC, INT GCH Zeltin s Golden, Boy, ROM produced GCH Chatawa Kofuku Golden Girl Too Dorothy CH Chatawa Kofuku Golden Dream Too Sophia Owner Ann Terry 1151 Birmingham Hwy Chattanooga, TN Breeder/Co-Owner Marilynn Miller 8834 Hwy 136 W Dawsonville, GA CH Chatawa Kofuku Golden Rose Too Rose...and Blanche, not pictured 10

11 Trucking down the Golden Road, Roady picked up a Select under Mr. Fred Bassett and a Select Owner-Handled under Mr. Robert R. Frost. It looks like Roady is going to have a very promising future! Roady s dam, Sparkle, came in 2nd under Mrs. Elaine Lessig in the 7-10 years Veteran Bitch class and 4th place in the Brood Bitch class at the National Specialty. She also took first in the 7-10 years Veteran Bitch class and Best of Opposite to Best in Veteran Sweeps under judge Mr. Robert Churchey at the TSCA Supported Entry. Roady AKC INT CH Chatawa Kofuku One For The Road AKC, UKC, INT CH Zeltin s Golden Boy, ROM X (Swedish Import) X AKC UKC, INT CH Kofuku Adds A Sparkle At Gembox Too, ROMX Breeders/Owner-Handled Ann Terry Chattanooga, TN Marilynn Miller

12 Lantana Tibetan Spaniels AKC GCH UKC CH Lantana s Star Spangled Banner Sire: Group Placing GCH Royal Ds Cash and Carry Dam: Group Placing GCH Tibroke s Written In The Stars For Lantana, ROMX Banner went A Promising BIS 4-6 Month Old Puppy... An AKC National Championship Best of Winners... Multi Group Placements at 16 Months! 12 Owner/Breeder: Gail Krall Richmond, TX

13 Present: Diane Zdrodowski, Connie Buckland, Torie Marks, Dianne Tyree, Robert Churchey, Mary Novocin Absent: Jean Briggs, Christy Collins, Pat Gilliard, Cindie Swaim Meeting was called to order: 6:08 p.m. Motion made by Dianne Tyree to approve the minutes of the last meeting as published the newsletter. 2 nd by Mary Novocin. Approved. PRESIDENT REPORT: Diane Zdrodowski Thrilled with all help and all the members who care about the club. Looking forward to a fun Specialty. VICE PRESIDENT: Jean Briggs Nothing to report CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Torie Marks Asked permission for OBTSCOF to hold their specialty on 12/15/17. A motion was made by Robert Churchey to approve request. 2 nd by Mary Novocin. Approved. RECORDING SECRETARY: Connie Buckland Final Judges result for 2018 National. Susan Mullins will be doing sweepstakes and Bev Capstick the National Specialty. We need to find someone else to tabulate ballots before the ballots go out for TREASURER: Dianne Tyree Report attached. COMMITTEES: 2018 Specialty: Mary Novocin Report attached. AKC DELEGATE: Dianne Tyree Report attached. AKC GAZETTE: Mallory Driskill AKC has given her extra time for the next issue so that she can report on the current National. ARCHIVES: Mallory Driskill Nothing to report. BREEDERS DIRECTORY & REFERRAL: ShannonO Neal & Shelly Potter Report attached. HEALTH: Carol Srnka--Report attached. A motion was made by Dianne Tyree to send a $ donation to CHF in lieu of attending the conference this year. 2 nd by Robert Churchey. Passed. JUDGES EDUCATION: Linda Foiles Report attached. JUNIORS PROGRAM: Laura Davidson Report attached. RESCUE: Susan Miccio: Report attached. SHOW RECORDS: Cindie Swaim Nothing to report. SPECIALTY COORDINATOR: Dianne Tyree & Colleen Chaffee Report attached. NEWSLETTER: Mary Novocin Report attached. NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Dianne Tyree The following members were nominated: VP-Dianne Tyree, Recording Secretary Lexie Thompson, Treasurer Sheri Rose, Board of Directors Connie Buckland & Allan Reznik. Board Meeting Minutes continued on next page 13

14 Board Meeting Minutes continued from previous page SUNSHINE: Michelle Bustamante No report received. VERSATILITY: Open. WAYS & MEANS: Dianne Tyree Lot of items for the auction. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Illustrated Standard Diane Zdrodowski to follow up with Linda Foiles as to status of updates. Revised Logo We are going to check with another artist. Facebook page A page was set up just to announce information on the Specialty. Electronic voting Tabled till next meeting. Ballot Counts We need to find someone else to tabulate our ballots. Club Counts is no longer doing this service. Dianne explained the new process of judges selection. NEW BUSINESS Trophy policy discussed. Motion made by Torie Marks to purchase picture frame to be given to BOB winner provided by TSCA.. 2 nd by Mary Novocin passed Robert Churchey to chair with Connie Buckland and Dianne Tyree to find a member to be membership chair and do renewals, receive and forward dues to the treasurer and maintain the membership records. Website Updates: information is to webmaster. Any changes please contact Dianne Tyree The following were voted into membership pending publication in the Newsletter. Lori Kopreski 78 Walton Rd. Sherwood AR Wynstar Sponsors: Dianne Zdrodowski & Joline Finke Alice Riley 5316 Coronado Dr Raleigh, NC Baskwood Sponsors: Bonnie London & Pam Bradbury Gail & Dave Christensen 7520 Matts Landing Point Cumming, GA Sirius Show Dogs Sponsors: Sheri Rose & Torie Marks Dave Scott Schnarr 40 Freeman Ct. Covington, GA Sponsors: Marilyn Miller & Ann Terry Meeting adjourned. 14

15 TSCA General Membership Meeting March 24, 2017 Raleigh, NC Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m. by President Diane Zdrodowski. Motion made by Dianne Tyree to accept minutes of the last meeting as published in the Newsletter. 2 nd by Robert Churchey. Passed. President: Welcomed the members and thanked everyone for attending. President said it was great to see such a nice entry for the Specialty and gave a big thank you to Janet Habiger and committee for all their work. Vice President: Nothing new to report. Corresponding Secretary: The OBTSCOF will again be having their Specialty in Orlando, Florida in December. Recording Secretary: Final judges for 2018 National in York. Pennsylvania will be Susan Mullins doing Sweepstakes and Beverly Capstick will be doing the National. We are looking for someone to tabulate our ballots as Club Counts is no longer doing it. Ballots for 2019 will be done soon. Treasurer: Report sent. COMMITTEE REPORTS 2017 Specialty: Janet Habiger thanked her committee members for all their hard work in getting the National done. A special thank you to John Mullins and Ed Tyte for taking care of the catalog sales and banquet tickets Specialty: Report attached. Delegates Report: Report attached. AKC Gazette: AKC has given Mallory Driskill extra time for her column so that she can report on the National. Archives: Nothing to report. Breeders Directory and Referral: Report attached. Health: Report attached. Judges Education: Report attached. Juniors: Report attached. Rescue: Report attached. Show Records: Nothing new to report. Specialty Coordinators: Report attached. Newsletter: Report attached. Sunshine: Nothing new to report. Versatility: Open. Ways & Means: Looking for someone to take over the merchandising end. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: General Meeting Minutes continued on next page 15

16 General Meeting Minutes continued from previous page The logo is still a work in progress. Standing rules are always being updated. NEW BUSINESS Dianne Tyree explained the new way of how the judges selection will work. A ballot will be sent with your dues notice. Please make sure you open your dues notice when received. Still looking for host for 2019 specialty and beyond. Phoenix, Arizona in the first week in February is a possibility. Please contact the specialty coordinators for information on hosting a National! Allen Reznik suggested that we place a request in the judges acceptance letter that the specialty judge send a critique to be published in the Newsletter. Motion to adjourn by Barbara Elrod 2 nd by everyone. Adjourned at 8:31 p.m. North Carolina s western most county, Murphy, is closer to six other state capitals than it is to Raleigh North Carolina s own capital! 16

17 Breeder Referral Update March 6, 2017 Since our last report in October, we have received nine enquiries from potential Tibbie owners living in six states: California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico and Pennsylvania! We currently have Tibbies available from ten breeders. Please drop us a line or give us a call when you have Tibbies available. Also be sure to let us know when you ve placed one so we can keep our list current. Based on what enquirers were searching for (age, gender, geographical location, willingness to travel, etc.), we have provided eight referrals since our last report. The 2017 Directory has 34 breeders listed. As always, breeders not listed in the Directory may list a Tibbie with Breeder Referral for $5 (covers an entire litter or any individual Tibbie). Respectfully Submitted, Shannon O Neal and Shelley Potter Newsletter Report The board agreed to incorporate the New Title Handbook into the first issue of the year starting I have contacted new title holder monthly to solicit their page each month. My hope was members would get the information to me quickly and I can could get the pages done in a timely manner. So far I have not had great success with getting the information needed. I have had plenty of people committing to a page but very little in terms of the information needed to put the page together. I found this is a futile effort on my part. Without support from those who would like to have their dog included in the Handbook then it will be unlikely this will happen. The next issue will be the big National issue and I hope all placements will get a picture and the winners will contribute a little something about their dogs. Mary Novocin Newsletter Editor Junior Committee 2016 was a quiet year for Juniors, as we only had five juniors who placed with Tibetan Spaniels to rank. Hunter Calvelage who was number one Tibetan Spaniel Junior for 2016 also qualified for both Eukanuba and Westminster, which is no small feat. She amassed 15 class wins, eight Best Junior Handlers, and six Reserve Best Juniors. I have had no applications for the scholarships for Juniors going to Invitational Events as of 3/12/17. Laura Davidson 17

18 Judges Education Report February 28, 2017 Our most recent Judges Education Seminar and Hands-On took place during the week of the Royal Canin shows held in Orlando, Florida this past December. The AKC held seminars for Non-Sporting and Terrier breeds with well attended seminars. So much so, AKC asked TSCA to present two seminars and hands-on evaluations. The packets were put together and transported to Florida, thank goodness for rolling bags, because I made 75 packets and used every single one! WHEW!!!! That was a lot of Tibbie talking. I would like to thank those members that participated in the hands-on portion of the seminar with their dogs. Having to bring them once is more than enough but twice is above and beyond. I would also like to thank those mentors that sat with judges at ringside to help answer breed questions. I would encourage those long time members that have finished a minimum of ten Tibbies and can speak to the breed standard plus attended multiple Nationals to consider applying to be a breed mentor. Mentoring is always needed during the seminars but you can also be an approved mentor at your local shows as well. This helps aspiring judges fulfill a necessary component of the judge s approval process. One should remember this is not a time to push your own dogs or breeding programs but to speak to the printed word in the standard and to clarify questions an aspiring judge might have concerning our wonderful breed. As far as the upcoming NATIONAL 2017 we have about twelve signed up for the seminar so far. I look forward to seeing you all in North Carolina! Respectfully submitted, Linda Foiles 190 Cedar Valley Lane Louisburg, NC Regional Club Update Potomac Valley Tibetan Spaniel Club PVTSC has held their first Sanctioned A Match on January 7, 2017 and was approved by AKC. We will be holding our next Sanctioned A Match on Sunday, July 16, We had hoped to be able to hold our first regional specialty show at next year's National in York, PA but it may be a Supported Entry. Mary Novocin PVTSC President The Southern Outer Banks, particularly Ocracoke Island, is notorious as the stomping grounds for some of history's most infamous pirates such as Edward Teach, better know as Blackbeard. 18

19 National Specialty Co-Coordinator Report 2107 is ready the chairs have done a great job and I am very sorry that I will miss the National is moving ahead smoothly with Mary Novocin heading it up and Harold and Mary Hartman helping a lot. Nothing in the works that I am aware of for 2019 yet. Colleen Bias Chaffee 2018 Tibetan Spaniel National Specialty Wednesday March 14, Sunday March 18, 2018 Celtic Classic -York Expo Center - York, PA Proposed Schedule as of 05/10/2017 All Expo Buildings open 3 pm to 10 pm on Tuesday open 6 am to 10 pm Wed - Sun Tuesday March 13, 2018 Evening: Judges Training at La Quinta meeting room TSCA National Specialty Reception at La Quinta lobby (refreshments and welcome bags) Wednesday March 14, 2018 TSCA National Sweepstakes - Judge Susan Mullins TSCA National Specialty - Judge Bev Capstick TSCA Board of Directors Meeting - Evening at La Quinta Meeting Room Thursday March 15, 2018 Lancaster Kennel Club Dog Show TSCA Supported Entry Obedience and Rally at Old Main Building Annual Banquet at York Central Market, Caterer: Mezzogiorno Restaraunt Friday March 16, 2018 PVTSC supported entry at York KC Obedience and Rally at Old Main Building TSCA Annual General Meeting at La Quinta Meeting Room Saturday March 17, 2018 FLTSA Regional Specialty and Sweepstakes in conjunction with Delaware County KC Obedience and Rally at Old Main Building Sunday March 18, 2018 Delaware County KC with TSCA Supported Entry Host Hotel: La Quinta Inns & Suites York 1405 Kenneth Road York, PA miles to York Expo 30 miles to Harrisburg International Airport 70 miles to Baltimore Washington Airport BWI The last keeper of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse was Bill Tate, he was the man credited with bringing the Wright Brothers to Kitty Hawk. 19

20 I have received the Tibetan Spaniel Heath report from OFA. They have compiled all of the data reported to them on Tibetan Spaniels over the years. Overall it appears that Tibbies continue to be a very healthy breed. There are currently 135 Tibbies with CHIC numbers. The following are the statistics from OFA. Dysplastic rank, all breeds with more than 100 cases Health Report 100 of 175 NORMALS EQUIVOCAL OR CARRIER ABNORMAL HIPS *SEE BELOW ELBOWS CARDIAC % % % % % % 0 0 THYROID % % % BAER HEARING TEST 2 100% 0 0 OFA EYE REGISTRY % % CHIC REQUIRED HYPERURISCOSURIA 2 100% 0 0 PATELLA % % CHIC REQUIRED PRA 7 100% 0 0 ADVANCED CARDIAC 1 100% 0 0 DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY 2 100% 0 0 *Of the 368 hip x-rays 24 were Excellent, 206 Good, 93 Fair, 8 Borderline, 35 Mild, 4 Moderate, and 1 Severe. I have had some questions over this past year about Liver Shunt and what the bile acid numbers mean. Remember bile acid testing is simply a screening tool. It screens for the overall health of the liver. So high or abnormal values are not necessarily indicative of a shunt, or even microvascular dysplasia. Extremely high values would probably deserve a redo at the very least and potentially require more testing to determine the reason. I remember a vet telling me about a case of puppy (not Tibbie) with bile acid values up around 500! It turned out the puppy had a worm infestation. I have not been made aware of any cases of Liver Shunt or PRA in Tibbies in the last few years. So, I would say kudos to the Tibbie breeders and their continued dedication and attention to breeding health dogs. Sincerely, Carol Srnka Congratulations to the "new" CHIC Tibbies in the 1st Quarter of 2017! WYNSWEPT HEART ON A STRING WYNSWEPT POLKA DOT HEART JUDO S DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER KAN SING S AMBRIER S SAGARMATHA OAK S TUQUTE TOY STORY 20

21 AKC Delegate s Report Meeting, Newark, NJ March 13-14, 2017 Dianne Tyree The following people were elected to the AKC Board of Directors for the class of 2021: Rita Biddle from the Ingram County Kennel Club Dominic P. Carota from the Pharaoh Hound Club of America Tomas Powers from Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Harvey Wooding from Westminster Kennel Club In addition, Ronald H. Menaker (Memphis Kennel Club). was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board and Tomas M. Davies (Springfeld Kennel Club) was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board at a meeting of the AKC Board of Directors, convened after the Delegates Meeting. The following change to Chapter 2 Section 3 of the Rules Applying to Dogs shows was passed. SECTION 3. Each club or association which shall hold a show in its territory at least once in every two consecutive calendar years shall have the sole show privilege in the city, town or district of its assigned territory. A club may be approved to hold a show in another club s territory if the written consent is obtained from the club assigned to that territory. If the club in whose territory the show is to be held does not respond to the written request or unreasonably withholds such written consent, the other club may appeal to the Board of Directors of The American Kennel Club after one month from the time consent was requested. The parties shall present their contentions, in writing, to a committee appointed by said Board, or appointed by the President of The American Kennel Club if between Board meetings, or in the President s absence, appointed by the Executive Secretary. Said committee may, In its discretion, issue an approval to the other club to hold such show within the assigned club s territory. Passed and added to FIELD TRIAL RULES & STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR RETRIEVERS Chapter 14 Rules for Retriever Trials. Section 14. National Retriever Derby Championship Comments. A National Retriever Derby Championship stake for qualified Retrievers shall be run not more than once in any calendar year by a club or association formed for that purpose. The club or association shall file an application for permission to run the event under the AKC Rules and Procedures for Retriever feild trials. The club or association may also make special Regulations and Procedures as are deemed necessary for the conduct of the trial including the qualifications required to enter the test. Such special Regulations and Procedures are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of the American Kennel Club. The winner of the National Retriever Derby Championship stake shall be awarded the title of National Retriever Derby Champion of 20. This shall be a prefix title designation by NDC. In the year of 2016 total entries in all events was 3,152,892 with an additional 400 events being held in 2016 from the prior year. Agility was the notable area of growth, companion and performance events have increased, but conformation has not was the third successive year of growth in AKC registrations with more than 525,000 individual dogs registered, and 224,000 litters registered. That is an increase of 8% in individual dog registrations and 6% in litter Registrations. For the year 2016 AKC had revenues totaling $66.4 million, which is a 6.8% increase over the fiscal year of Total operating expenses were $61 million, which is a 14.3% increase from The $5.4 million operating profit plus a 6% increase in investments resulted in a net increase of $11.4 million. The increase in revenues allows for AKC to take necessary actions for health and well-being of dogs and better of clubs and community. The aka.org had 15 million more total users in 2016 and on Sunday, November 20, 2016 broke a record by welcoming 315,000 unique visitors in one day. FaceBook views were 250 million. Delegate Report continued on next page 21

22 Delegate Report continued from previous page A $500,000 donation from AKC to AKC CHF was given in 2016 matching any donations from new or lapsed donors, and an addition $250,000 will match dollar for dollar donations to AKC CHF Tick-borne Disease. AKC Government Relations monitored more than 2,200 federal state and local bills and proposed ordinances. AKC Canine College launched in September 2016 is a learning opportunity that can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device with internet access. Not only for conformation judges, there are breeder courses in Genetics, Whelping & Medical Intervention, Breeding Basics. Sometime in the very near future there will be a video available for viewing that will better explain the role of the AKC Delegate and the work of the various AKC Delegate Committees. It was presented for viewing to the Delegate body at the March meeting. Treasurer s Report Dianne Tyree Income and Expense Statement continued 22

23 Orange Blossom T ibetan Spaniel Club of Florida Third Annual Regional Specialty Friday, December 15, 2017 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida Puppy Sweeps Veteran Sweeps Sweepstakes Judge: Mrs. Gayle Bontecou Regular Classes Bred By Exhibitor Best Puppy Veterans National Owner Handled Series Judge to be Determined Junior Showmanship Competition Judge: Mrs. Gayle Bontecou Awards of Merit (Entry Permitting) Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows onofrio.com 23

24 March 2017 Rescues Winter 2017 experienced a small spurt of TSCA Rescues and assists to other rescue organizations. All of the Tibbies were surrendered to TSCA Rescue due to owners who died or became disabled. I m very grateful to all the volunteers who have helped me with these Tibbies. Sabrina (age 13) Surrendered in California, Sabrina is in a foster home with other Tibbies. Thanks to Kelly Kerns for handling the surrender for me and finding Sabrina her excellent foster mom, Sally Larsen. Tia and Taffy (age 8) These two girls from Virginia were surrendered in February. Tia is on her way to an adoptive home in New York. Taffy, who has special needs, is in loving foster care, and an application for her adoption is pending. Thanks to Joline Finke for handling the surrender for me and for fostering and transporting Tia. She also found a great foster for Taffy with Jan Wright in Virginia. Sandy (age 10) Sandy, came to us in February as an emergency surrender. After a short foster in Pennsylvania, Sandy went to an ecstatic adoptive home. Thanks to Joyce Thompson for handling the rush surrender, fostering and transporting. Assists These Tibbies are in the care of other 501 c 3 organizations. TSCA Rescue assists these rescues by publicizing them through our network. Meatball, Humphrey, Sebastian Meatball in Connecticut and Humphrey in Pennsylvania are awaiting new owners. Sebastian in California was placed. Linus Tibetan Mastiff Rescue, Inc. stepped up quickly to handle the foster and adoption of Linus, a young Tibbie that turned up as a stray in the San Pedro, California shelter. Thanks to Martha Feltenstein for finding him a great adoptive home. Several other shelters or rescues have contacted TSCA Rescue about possible Tibbies, thanks either to our website or to the AKC Rescue Network website. Although only one of the dogs they contacted us about appeared to be a pure-bred Tibbie, all were thanked and encouraged to contact us about any future possible Tibbies. Potential Adopter Waiting List Our waiting list currently contains 107 potential adopters. All inquirers are referred to Breeder Referral as well as added to the waiting list. We Rescue Alerts to the waiting list. Trust Facebook Page The TSCA Rescue & Health Trust Facebook page, a joint venture of TSCA Rescue and the Trust, now has 564 likes. Respectfully submitted, Susan Miccio 24

25 Taffy Sabrina Tia Meatball Humphrey Sandy The Bodie Lighthouse is located just south of Nags Head, NC and his the third one to be built in this area. It stands 165 feet tall and has 214 steps that spiral to the top. Linus 25

26 Tibroke s If It Ain't Worth Say n Presenting Hush Tibroke's If It Ain t Worth Say n Best of Breed 4-6 Months Puppy at the National. Thanks to Kay for this special girl! 26 Breeder: Kay Dickeson (Tibroke, Reg) Owner: Connie Buckland (Westview) WESTVIEW TIBETAN SPANIELS

27 White Acre s Ambrier Don t Worry Be Happy Westview is happy to announce that White Acre s Ambrier Don t Worry Be Happy was very happy with his wonderful specialty wins (and so were we) and he is now living happily in Ohio! Breeders: Carol & Ed Tyte (White Acres, Reg) & Mallory Cosby Driskill (Ambrier) Owners: Connie Buckland (Westview), And Breeders Connie & Dave Buckland

28 W A & mbrier hite Acres Hannah Present a winning litter from the 6-9 puppy classes! Hannah Best in Sweepstakes and Reserve Winners Bitch at the National. Reserve Winners Bitch at Cary, KC, TSCA supported entry. White Acres Ambrier Smokin Hot Happy Happy Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best Puppy at the National. Reserve Winners to Harry at Alamance KC FLTSA supported entry. Happy now resides in Ohio with new co-owner Connie Buckland. Harry Winners Dog and Best of Winners at Alamance KC, FLTSA supported entry and Raleigh KC, TSCA supported entry. Pictured with sister Hannah. White Acres Ambrier Don t Worry Be Happy Harry & Hannah 28 White Acres, Reg. Carol & Ed Tyte Pleasant Garden, NC Breeders/Owners Ambrier Mallory Cosby Driskill Goode, VA White Acres Ambrier Make My Day

29 Puppy Sweepstakes Classes JUDGE: Kitty Burke Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Dogs 1/BOSSW TAMZIL S LET'S MAKE A DEAL Owner: Kitty Lewis Breeders: Liana & Gregory Craven 2 TIBROKE S DEEP THINKER Owner/Breeder: Kay F Dickeson 3 WHITE ACRES AMBRIER DON T WORRY BE HAPPY Owners/Breeders: White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill 4 WHITE ACRES AMBRIER MAKE MY DAY Owners/Breeders: White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill Puppy, 9 & Under 12 Months Dogs 1 OAK S CHATTY E-Z ON THE PEPPER AT D NEWT Owner: Donna Hamner Breeder: Patricia Gilliard 2 NAMTRAH T. ROWE PRICE AT PASHMINA Owners/Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman 3 SANDON S STRUT THE STAGE Owners/Breeders: Donald Bingley & Sandra Bingley Junior, 12 & Under 15 Months Dogs 1 CH ARABELLE S THE MESSENGER Owners: Christy Collins & Linda Foiles & James Pence & Marcia Becker Breeders: James Pence & Marcia Becker 2 SANTERA REMO S TALISMAN Owner/Breeder: Sandra L Novocin 3 DRAGONSONG WYNSWEPT TUFFANUFF Owners: Donna Kay Raider & Pamela Bradbury Breeder: Pamela Bradbury 29

30 Puppy Sweepstakes Classes JUDGE: Kitty Burke 15 & Under 18 Months Dogs 1 CH EAGLE CREST BOUND FOR GLORY Owners/Breeders: Joline & David Finke 2 CH SHILO SOMEWHERE IN TIME AT GEMBOX Owners: Janet L Wright & Donna Hamner & Shirley Carroll Breeders: Shirley Carroll & Carole Zieris 3 CH AMBRIER S ROKIRK MAGICAL MYSTERY RIDE Owners: Debbie Lindsay & Mallory Cosby Driskill Breeders: David Kirkland & Mallory Cosby Driskill 6 & Under 9 Months Bitches 1/BSW WHITE ACRES AMBRIER SMOKIN HOT Owners/Breeders: White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill 2 JUDO S SPOONFUL OF KISSES Owner: Kay F Dickeson Breeder: Donna Etchison 3 BRIALLU SUMMER BREEZE Owners: Barbara Shuklis Smith & Piper E Smith Breeders: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & Mary & Harold Hartman 4 JUDO S SPOONFUL OF CINNAMON Owner/Breeder: Donna Etchison 9 & Under 12 Months Bitches 1 SANDON WASSONG S STAGE DIVA Owners: Patricia Sarles & Kevin Wassong Breeders: Donald Bingley & Sandra Bingley 2 NAMTRAH SWEETER THAN HONEY Owners/Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman II 3 KOFUKU TAMARA GOLDEN FAITH AT DASU Owner: Dane Scott Schnarr Breeders: Marilyn Miller & Susan Smith Rodgers 4 KOFUKU TAMARA BEWITCHED AT URBANVENTURE Owners: Denice C Ray & Marilynn Miller & Becky L Smith & Susan L Smith Breeders: Marilynn Miller & Susan Smith 30

31 Puppy Sweepstakes Classes JUDGE: Kitty Burke Junior, 12 & Under 15 Months Bitches 1 ARABELLE S CATHERINE THE GREAT Owners/Breeders: Marcia Becker & James Pence 2 SANTERA ACHE Owner: Sandra Kowalski Breeder: Sandra Novocin 3 IMPROV FLOLIN SHINE LITTLE JEWEL AT EL TASS Owner: Elizabeth McCrehin Breeders: Linda Foiles & Christy Collins 4 SANTERA SOPHISTICATED SANJIMA Owner: Vicky Sendaj Breeder: Sandra L Novocin Junior, 15 & Under 18 Months Bitches 1 SANTERA SECRET MYSTIC Owner/Breeder: Sandra L Novocin 31

32 Best in Puppy Sweepstakes WHITE ACRES AMBRIER SMOKIN HOT Since I had not shown a dog for almost 15 years and the puppies had not been anywhere, my hope was that they would be happy and walk on a leash and I not fall on my face. Hannah proved she was up for the challenge, going reserve the first time in the ring. She continued on by going Best in Sweepstakes and Reserve Winners Bitch. Then she went Winners Bitch at the TSCA supported entry under Diane Tyree. Carol Tyte Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweepstakes TAMZIL S LET'S MAKE A DEAL 32

33 Timmy And Christy GCHB Flolin Cynara Time To Shine CH Tashi-Gong Hallusination x CH Flolin Cynara Chasin Glory Top Ten All-Breed and Breed Standing 2016 & 2017 Multiple Group Placements Thank you Christy Collins for your excellent presentation and care of Timmy. Owners/Breeders: Linda Foiles Mary Novocin Handler: Christy Collins 33

34 A rabelle Tibetan Spaniels We are very proud of our champions... GCH Arabelle s Mary of Aragon GCHB Arabelle s Mystical Illusion CH Arabelle s Life of Riley and our rising star! GCH Arabelle s Captain of the Guards Arabelle s Catherine the Great 34 CH Arabelle s Ruby Red Slippers Marcia Becker & James Pence Waynesboro, Virginia

35 G Ch. Arabelle s The Messenger abriel We want to thank Marcia and Jim for sharing this boy with us. Gabe has a fun-loving temperament with a bit of mischief mixed in. Shown undefeated to his championship...we look forward to this boy s future in the ring! With limited showing he has received two BOB over 7 Specials and a Group 4 plus. Many thanks to judge Mrs. Elaine Lessig for honoring our young boy. Christy Collins (Improv) Linda Foiles (Flolin) Marcia Becker & James Pence (Arabelle) Marcia Becker & James Pence 35

36 Veteran Sweepstakes Classes JUDGE: Kitty Burke 7 Years & Under 10 Years Dogs 1 CH LIN CHI AGAINST ALL ODDS Owner/Breeder: Linda F Hendrix 2 CH AMBRIER S RADIANT SCION OF ZEKE Owners: Shannon R O Neal & Shelley Potter Breeder: Mallory Cosby Driskill 10 Years & Over Dogs 1/BOSVSW CH LORAC S YESHE WONGCHHU Owner: Martha Feltenstein Breeders: Marianne Filemyr & Donna Etchison 2 CH PAW PAWS HIGH FLYING FALCON Owner: Meagan M LaMendola Breeder: Diana S Balderson 3 GCHB KENWOOD S SEMINOLE UPRISING RE NAJ NA CGCA Owner: Victoria Marks Breeder: Kay F Dickeson 7 Years & Under 10 Years Bitches 1/BVSW CH FLOLIN ANGEL IN MY POCKET Owners: Mary Novocin & Linda Foiles Breeder: Linda Foiles 2 GCH CHADWICK FLOWER POWER Owner: Colleen Faini Breeder: C Anne Eckersley 3 NAMTRAH WEXFORD HOLY CANNOLI Owners: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & Mary F Hartman & Harold B Hartman II Breeders: Dianne Tyree & Harold B Hartman II & Mary F Hartman 4 GCHS AMBRIER S TIN-MAN FEEL MY DESIR Owners: Sheri Rose & Cindy Nelson Breeders: Sheri Rose & Mallory Cosby Driskill 10 Years & Over Bitches 1 GCH WYNSWEPT YOU MAKE ME DIZZY Owners/Breeders: Donna & Randall Raider 36

37 Best in Veteran Sweepstakes SS Tibbie CH FLOLIN ANGEL IN MY POCKET, ROM 2017 I decided rather last minute to bring Nola to the Nationals this year and so happy I did. Nola was happy too, wagging her tail the whole week we were in Raleigh. It was so much fun showing her and I was overjoyed when she was judged as Best Veteran in Sweepstakes. My sincere thanks to Kitty Burke for awarding her this honor and many, many thanks to Nola s breeder, co-owner, and someone I can call friend, Linda Foiles, for sharing this special girl with me. Mary Novocin Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweepstakes CH LORAC S YESHE WONGCHHU, ROMX 37

38 DRAGONSONG Rosie Winners Bitch 2017 National Specialty & Winners Bitch at the FLTSA Supported Entry in Raleigh, NC Now New AKC/UKC Champion Dragonsong Timeless At Eagle Crest! Owned by Joline and David Finke (Eagle Crest) and Pam Bradbury (Dragonsong) Presented by Clayton Mooney SIRE: AM CAN UKC CH HELFOR NYIMA ROM DAM: AM CH DRAGONSONG IN AN ANGELS ARMS BN RN 38

39 DRAGONSONG Some of Dragonsong s winners in past National Specialty shows over the years: BISS BISS GRCH GRCH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH A DRAGONSONG FOR WHITE ACRES GCHB DRAGONSONG MIRAMICHI S SILK STOCKINGS COLPHIL KYIM SOMBA BRITWALD DRAGONSONG BLACKHAWK, CGC, RN, RA, RO1, BN DRAGONSONG PETER DRAGON DRAGONSONG EVER-MORE HELFOR NYIMA ROM PIRIM KASIM ROM TEAMOFCATI S TOFFIFE FOR DRAGONSONG DRAGONSONG DEETREE FIREPROOF B BRAEDUKE PIPA NORTHWOOD Having decided to discontinue breeding, I have some very nice dogs available. Contact by phone only. PAM BRADBURY DRAGONSONG

40 Adele CH TIBROKE S ROLLING IN THE DEEP Kackholms Rock N Roll Dream, ROM x Ch. Tibroke s Pick Me Pick Me, ROMX Then... TSCA National Specialty, June 2015, Fisherville, VA Best In Sweepstakes Judge: Dianne Tyree Handled by Tim Hunter Now... TSCA National Specialty March 2017, Raleigh NC Best of Breed Judge: Dianne Tyree I was hoping Dianne would like her just as much as she had before. Thanks Dianne for this exciting win at the TSCA Supported Entry Raleigh KC. Adele went on to be awarded Owner-Handled Group 2 after her Breed win! 40 Kay F Dickeson Tibroke s Tibetan Spaniels

41 Ponder TIBROKE S DEEP THINKER Ch. Tibroke s Tell Someone Who Cares x Ch. Tibroke s Rolling In The Deep Ponder was awarded two 5 point majors his first weekend at seven months old. TSCA National Specialty Mrs. Elaine J. Lessig Best Bred By Exhibitor TSCA Supported Entry Raleigh KC Sweepstakes BOS Judge Robert Churchey We look forward to finishing his Championship this summer. Kay F Dickeson Tibroke s Tibetan Spaniels 41

42 udge s Critique Elaine J. Lessig General Remarks: Judging a National Specialty is a great honor. I thank the show committee for its hard work to make our time together in Raleigh simply incredible. Standing in the ring, I saw the colorful trophies and ring decor. I heard the good sportsmanship, felt the camaraderie, and saw hugs and congratulations for the winners. What I enjoyed most was the pleasure of your dogs. I appreciate every entry and the time we spent together. Continued success for each of you and the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America is my sincere wish. In making my selections in the ring, you might wonder, whatever was I looking for that day. I think that if you notice the drawing of a Tibetan Spaniel, from the show catalogue (shown to your right), and the photos of the major winners, you will find the answer. Your standard describes a small, active, balanced dog, slightly longer in body than tall. With a head that is smaller in proportion to the body and high set tail carried gaily over the back. This naturally presented breed moves quickly with head held proudly, displaying a gay, intelligent temperament. That was my guide for the day. Fortunately, so many of the exhibits met that criteria. My job was to find the very best of the best. The search was a joy. Here are the dogs who took the highest awards on the day. Again, congratulations to each of you. You won my admiration and my heart! All the best, Elaine J. Lessig 4 Months & Under 6 Months Puppy Competition BOB Puppy Competiton: Tibroke s If It Ain't Worth Say n: Everything one wants in a Tibetan Spaniel, just in miniature. She handled the ring with presence beyond her young age. She started off the day setting a high standard. Best of Opposite Puppy Competition: Afton s Whisper In the Wind: A real cutie who enjoyed every moment in the ring. He wanted so much to please his patient handler. You could see him smile when he got it right. Best of Breed: GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra A model of the breed standard. A dog of great quality who has exemplary conformation, was presented in superb condition, and shown to perfection. He is what the standard describes: a small active dog, longer than tall, head small in proportion to body, quickly moving with plumed tail carried over the back, assertive and intelligent, balanced from front to back. He stood apart in asserting his command of the ring. A Tibetan Spaniel through and through. Best of Opposite Sex, Best Owner Handled: GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier Kora La Full litter sister to BOB! Lightning can strike twice. This top shelf bitch proves that. She is the feminine version of her brother. A show stopper in her girlish ways. Her proportions and balance combined with her substance, quick movement, coat condition, and flawless handling took her to share the spotlight with her brother. 42 Judge Elaine J Lessig, GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra, and his handler, Diego Garcia. Judge s Critique continued on next page

43 Judge s Critique continued from previous page Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best Puppy: White Acres Ambrier Don t Worry Be Happy Masterfully presented youngster who put his head up proudly and let everyone know that he was quality all the way. A happy fellow who moved freely and confidently. Active and alert, he enjoyed his time in the ring. His litter sister was Reserve Winners Bitch. Well done! Winners Bitch: Dragonsong Timeless at Eagle Crest Earning her championship on the day!!! Congratulations!!!. Sweetest head and expression, well balanced, correct proportions with substance to match. Moved with confidence and grace for a young bitch just coming of age. Her handler truly got her to charm and shine. Select Dog: CH Arabelle s The Messenger A dog who fit in easily with the Best of Breed winner. Much the same type with the balance, head, movement, substance and presentation, which made him a standout. He had my eye from the minute he entered the ring. CH Lorac s Yeshe Wongchhu Select Bitch: CH White Acres Ambrier s Pride N Joy Expertly handled and presented, feminine headed damsel with a correct outline, proportion, balance, substance and movement which define the breed. Loved her quick, easy movement, proud head carriage. In excellent coat. Awards of Merit: Best Veteran: CH Lorac s Yeshe Wongchhu This 10-year-old out moved every other dog in the ring. A tribute to his age and condition. He proudly carried his head and his correctly proportioned body around the ring showing the youngsters how it should be done. He is a hallmark of the breed who commanded respect and acknowledgement. CH White Acres Ambrier s Rokirk Inspired Another example of what is correct in the breed. Quick, free movement, excellent coat condition and presentation. Head and body in balance, substance to match. Easy to find with his classic outline. CH Arabelle s Mystical Illusion No illusions her, just a top quality bitch with a pretty, correctly proportioned head and balanced body. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Stood out for her movement and ease on the eye. CH Arabelle s The Messenger Lin Chi TuQute Angel Ray Of Hope CH Tibroke s Rolling In the Deep Attractive, well presented exhibit moving with purpose and ease, jet black pigment enhanced her correctly proportioned head. Correct substance for her size. Her appeal was in her balance and type. Arabelle s Catherine The Great Stud Dog Winner: GCH Wassong s John Henry Consistency of get brought top honor to this sire. Brood Bitch Winner: GCH Arabelle s Mary of Aragon I referred to her as Mother of the Year and she was. Among the four competitors, her get were like cookie cutters. This strong kennel produced many winners on the day. Well done! Best Brace: Victoria Marks handling CHh Dabalar s Rumor Has It and GCH Dabalar s Wild-Eyed Southern Boy At Renegade RA CGCA, a brave lady who succeeded in presenting two very similar exhibits with a skill and a sense of fun. It was the perfect way to end a magical day. 43

44 Regular Dog Classes JUDGE: Elaine J. Lessig 6 & Under 9 Months Dogs 1/W/BW/BP WHITE ACRES AMBRIER DON T WORRY BE HAPPY Owners/Breeders: White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill 2 WHITE ACRES AMBRIER MAKE MY DAY Owners/Breeders: White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill 3 KETURAY S I M WAITING FOR MADELEINE AT LOLLIPOP Owners/Breeders: Shannon O'Neal & Shelley Potter & Pascale & Andre Kolly-Baden 4 TAMZIL S LET S MAKE A DEAL Owner: Kitty Lewis Breeders: Liana & Gregory Craven 9 & Under 12 Months Dogs 1 AMBRIER S KAN SING S ROCK-N-ROLL REUNION AT SIRIUS Owners: Dave & Gail Christensen & Mallory Cosby Driskill Breeders: Martha Feltenstein & Mallory Cosby Driskill 2 BRYN MAWR HIGHLAND RAIL DOG Owners: Jim Holloway & Alicia Holloway Breeder: Alicia Holloway 3 OAK S CHATTY E-Z ON THE PEPPER AT D NEWT Owner: Donna Hamner Breeder: Patricia Gilliard 4 SANDON S STRUT THE STAGE Owners/Breeders: Donald Bingley & Sandra Bingley 12 & Under 18 Months Dogs 1 LOBSANG GHOST RIDER AT EL TASS Owner: Elizabeth McCrehin Breeder: Robert Sisko Vesna In Pungerl 2 DRAGONSONG WYNSWEPT TUFFANUFF Owners: Donna Kay Raider & Pamela Bradbury Breeder: Pamela Bradbury 44

45 Regular Dog Classes JUDGE: Elaine J. Lessig Bred by Exhibitor Dogs 1/BBE TIBROKE S DEEP THINKER Owner/Breeder: Kay F Dickeson 2 NAMTRAH T. ROWE PRICE AT PASHMINA Owners/Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman 3 SANTERA REMO S TALISMAN Owner/Breeder: Sandra L Novocin 4 AFTON S GUARDIAN ANGEL Owners/Breeder: Joan Bailey & Sandy Hodges & Ruth & John Schlabach American-Bred Dogs 1 SHENANWOOD FIRE N SMOKE Owners: Colleen Bias Chaffee & Joyce Daugherty Breeders: Laura Davidson & Colleen Bias Chaffee 2 BRIALLU NAMTRAH KING OF THE ROAD Owners: Barbara Shuklis Smith & Piper E Smith & Harold & Mary Hartman Breeders: Barbara S Smith & Harold & Mary Hartman Open Dogs 1/R TIBROKE S UNDER THE DEEP BLUE SEA Owner: Donna Etchison Breeder: Kay Dickeson Reserve Winners Dog 2 ASKIM S MI-VA RAJAH Owner: Donna Etchinson Breeder: Karin Jorgensen 3 NAMTRAH JOE COOL Owners: Jacqueline Leroux & Mary F & Harold B Hartman II Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman II 4 BRIALLU BAD MOON RISING Owners: Piper E Smith & Barbara Shuklis Smith Breeders: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & Mary & Harold B Hartman II TIBROKE S UNDER THE DEEP BLUE SEA 45

46 Regular Bitch Classes JUDGE: Elaine J. Lessig 6 & Under 9 Months Bitches 1/R WHITE ACRES AMBRIER SMOKIN HOT Owners/Breeders: White Acres Kennels & Mallory Cosby Driskill 2 JUDO S SPOONFUL OF KISSES Owner: Kay F Dickeson Breeder: Donna Etchison 3 BRIALLU SUMMER BREEZE Owners: Barbara Shuklis Smith & Piper E Smith Breeders: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & M & H Hartman 4 BRITWALDS TIN-MAN ESCAPE TO PARADISE Owner: Sheri A Rose Breeders: Barbara Salberg-Richman & David Richman 9 & Under 12 Months Bitches 1 KOFUKU TAMARA GOLDEN FAITH AT DASU Owner: Dane Scott Schnarr Breeders: Marilyn Miller & Susan Smith Rodgers 2 SANDON WASSONG S STAGE DIVA Owners: Patricia Sarles & Kevin Wassong Breeders: Donald Bingley & Sandra Bingley 3 NAMTRAH SWEETER THAN HONEY Owners/Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman II 4 BRYN MAWR HIGHLAND TERROR OF TOKYO Owners/Breeders: Jim Holloway & Alicia Holloway 12 & Under 18 Months Bitches 1 IMPROV FLOLIN SHINE LITTLE JEWEL AT EL TASS Owner: Elizabeth McCrehin Breeders: Linda Foiles & Christy Collins 2 SANTERA ACHE Owner: Sandra Kowalski Breeder: Sandra Novocin 46

47 Regular Bitch Classes JUDGE: Elaine J. Lessig Amateur-Owner-Handler Bitches 1 SANTERA SOPHISTICATED SANJIMA Owner: Vicky Sendaj Breeder: Sandra Novocin Bred by Exhibitor Bitches 1 ARABELLE S CATHERINE THE GREAT Owners/Breeders: Marcia Becker & James Pence 2 BRIALLU MOON DANCE Owners: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith Breeders: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & M & H Hartman 3 NAMTRAH MOON RIVER Owners/Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman II 4 JUDO S SPOONFUL OF CINNAMON Owner/Breeder: Donna Etchison American-Bred Bitches 1/W DRAGONSONG TIMELESS AT EAGLE CREST Owners: Joline & David Finke & Pamela Bradbury Breeder: Pamela Bradbury 2 BRIALLU PEACHES AND CREAM Owners: Piper E Smith & Barbara S Smith Breeders: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & Harold & Mary Hartman 3 NAMTRAH LET IT GO Owners: Joline & David Finke & M & H Hartman II Breeders: Mary F & Harold B Hartman II Open Bitches 1 ARE-JAYS BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE AT MATOAKA Owners: J & R Bottone & Richard T Jackson & Gregg Kantak Breeders: Richard T Jackson & Gregg Kantak 47

48 Veteran Classes JUDGE: Elaine J. Lessig Veteran, 7 Years & Under 10 Years Dogs 1 CH AMBRIER S RADIANT SCION OF ZEKE Owners: Shannon R O Neal & Shelley Potter Breeder: Mallory Cosby Driskill Veteran, 10 Years & Older Dogs 1/AOM/BVET CH LORAC S YESHE WONGCHHU Owner: Martha Feltenstein Breeders: Marianne Filemyr & Donna Etchison Veteran, 7 Years & Under 10 Years Bitches 1 CH WINTER BLUSH OF LOLLIPOP Owner: Mallory Cosby Driskill Breeder: Pascale Kolly Badan 2 GCHB KOFUKU ADDS A SPARKLE AT GEMBOX TOO Owners: Ann Terry & Marilynn Miller Breeder: Marilynn Miller 3 CH DABALARS RUMOUR HAS IT Owner: Victoria Marks Breeders: Victoria Marks & Dayle Narehood 4 GCHS AMBRIER S TIN-MAN FEEL MY DESIRE Owners: Sheri Rose & Cindy Nelson Breeders: Sheri Rose & Mallory Cosby Driskill Veteran, 10 Years & Over Bitches 1 GCH PECAN VALLEY ONYX Owners: Donald & Sandra Bingley Breeder: Betty Ann Seely 2 GCH WYNSWEPT YOU MAKE ME DIZZY Owners/Breeders: Donna & Randall Raider 48

49 Non-Regular Classes JUDGE: Elaine J. Lessig Stud Dog Class 1 GCH WASSONG S JOHN HENRY Owners/Breeders: Patricia C Sarles & Kevin F Wassong 2 GCH AFTON S EAGLE SCOUT Owners: Joan Bailey & Sandy Hodges Breeders: David A & Jolie Finke & Joan Bailey & Sandy Hodges Brood Bitch Class 1 GCH ARABELLE S MARY OF ARAGON Owners/Breeders: Marcia Becker & James Pence 2 NAMTRAH WEXFORD HOLY CANNOLI Owners: Barbara S Smith & Piper E Smith & Mary F Hartman & Harold B Hartman II Breeders: Dianne Tyree & Harold B Hartman II & Mary F Hartman 3 GCH QHUN WYNSWEPT AUTUMN BREEZE Owners/Breeders: Peggy & Alison Jarman & Donna & Randall Raider 4 GCHB KOFUKU ADDS A SPARKLE AT GEMBOX TOO Owners: Ann Terry & Marilynn Miller Breeder: Marilynn Miller Brace 1 CH DABALARS RUMOUR HAS IT Owner: Victoria Marks Breeders: Victoria Marks & Dayle Narehood 1 GCH DABALAR S WILD-EYED SOUTHERN BOY AT RENEGADE RA CGCA Owner: Victoria Marks Breeder: Dayle Narehood Many people believe North Carolina was the original revolutionary state since with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775, they were the first state to declare independence from England. 49

50 GCH KAN SING S AMBRIER S MANASLU V. ALTNAHARRA Manu GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra had a wonderful first year as a special in 2016, winning a Reserve Best in Show, 28 Group 1s and multiple Best in Specialty Shows, as well as breed at the AKC National Championship. In 2017, so far, Manu won the breed at Westminster, as well as 11 Group 1s, another Reserve Best in Show, and, of course, the TSCA National Specialty under Judge Mrs. Elaine Lessig. Like his maternal grandparents (who were both #1 Tibetan Spaniels All Systems, and each won the breed at the Garden two years in a row, as well as the TSCA National in 2007 (Nanda) and 1 st Award of Merit in 2008 and BOS in 2009 (Yeshe)), as well as his uncle, Tenzin, the top-winning Tibetan Spaniel in AKC history, Manu is a very big dog in a small package. This year, at the TSCA National Specialty, in addition to Manu winning BOB, his sister, Kora, was BOS (Mallory and I think that this may have been the only time a brother/sister took Breed and Opposite), and their grandfather, Yeshe, was Best Veteran and 1 st Award of Merit. Many thanks to his handlers, Diego and Evelyn Garcia, and to his co-breeder, Mallory Cosby Driskill, as well as to Linda Foiles, without whose dog, Simbol, none of this would have been possible. Martha Feltenstein 50

51 Best of Breed - Owner Handler GCH KAN SING S AMBRIER S KORA LA Kora Kora was bred by Martha Feltenstein and Mallory Cosby Driskill, and is owned by Mallory. She is littermate to the National Specialty Winner for 2017, Manu. This year s National weekend, she was Best of Opposite Sex to her brother three days, including the National. One day she was Select Bitch. Kora caught my eye early on as a puppy, and she has been a delight, not only in the show ring, but at home. She is always full of herself, devoted to the sight of me, as I am her. She has only been shown since a puppy a few times, as with a job change, I have not been able to go to many shows, and her record is impressive for such limited showing. She was Winners Bitch at the 2015 National Specialty supported entry in Virginia. Kora has managed numerous group placements, including Group 1. In the Best in Owner Handler series, she has Best in Show Owner Handler wins, National Specialty Best in Specialty Owner Handler, several times Reserve Best in Show Owner Handler, and Group 1s Owner handler. She loves the ring and is just plain fun to show! I look forward to the future with her. Mallory Cosby Driskill 51

52 Select Dog CH ARABELLE S THE MESSENGER Bred by Marcia Becker and Jim Pence, Gabriel (Ch Arabelle s The Messenger) was allowed to come to Improv/Flolin following the 2016 National thanks to the pestering from Christy Collins about this lovely young boy. The Becker-Pences wanted him shown in Virginia and we would be able to oblige. It has been a wonderful, fun experience for us ALL! Gabe finished undefeated, from the puppy classes and picked up two Best of Breeds over 7 specials and a Group 4 prior to the National! We came to Raleigh, hoping he showed nicely, because once in a while he remembers he is a youngster and wants to play in the ring. He surprised us all by being awarded Select Dog and we look forward to his specials career in the future with his owner/co-owner Christy Collins. Hoping for a great time with lots of smiles. Thank you to those that shared positive comments about Gabe during National week. We appreciate the opportunity to be owned by him! Linda Foiles Select Bitch CH WHITE ACRES AMBRIER S PRIDE N JOY Joy finished her championship in August 2015 and had not been shown since then. Having more dogs entered than hands to show them, we were lucky enough to get friend Michael Kennedy to show her for us. Michael did a beautiful job with her. Thank you Michael. Carol Tyte 52

53 CH Lorac s Yeshe Wongchhu ROMX, was born on September 13, 2006, bred by Donna Etchison and Marianne Filmyer, and began his show career on his six month birthday at the 2007 TSCA National. Under Judge Mrs. Elaine Lessig, Yeshe won Best in Junior Futurity. After such an auspicious start, Yeshe went on to have a very successful show career. Award of Merit/Best Veteran Yeshe was #1 Tibetan Spaniel All Systems in 2009 and won the breed at Westminster in 2008 and 2009 and won 1 st Award of Merit at the 2008 National under Everett Dean and BOS at the 2009 National under Lester Mapes. After retiring from the show ring at Westminster 2009, he went on to earn his ROMX, siring, among others, GCHP Kan Sing s Tenzin, the top winning Tibetan Spaniel in AKC history, as well as GCHG Kan Sing s Po-Ba-Ri at Arundina, and is the grandsire of this year s Best of Breed at the TSCA National, GCHG Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra and, of course, of the Best of Opposite Sex, GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier s Kora-La. CH LORAC S YESHE WONGCHHU, ROMX Yeshe had not been in the show ring in eight years, but he was looking so good, thanks to Mallory, that Diego, Evelyn and I decided to bring him back out for Veteran, under Judge Mrs. Elaine Lessig, 10 years after his first show (with her as the judge). Yeshe, aka Wild Man went on to win BOS in Veterans Sweeps under Judge Ms. Kitty Burke, and then Best Veteran and 1 st Award of Merit under Judge Mrs. Elaine Lessig. Many thanks to Mallory for showing him in Veterans Sweeps and in the classes at the National, and to Greg Strong (it took a strong man to keep up with Yeshe) for showing him in breed. Martha Feltenstein Award of Merit GCHB ARABELLE S MYSTICAL ILLUSION 53

54 Award of Merit CH TIBROKE S ROLLING IN THE DEEP The Outer Banks of North Carolina hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. 54

55 Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best Puppy WHITE ACRES AMBRIER DON T WORRY BE HAPPY Happy one of a litter of three that turned eight months the week of the National. He is his name, and walked in the ring with Mallory like he had been doing it for a long time. He went back in the ring for the breed with a total stranger but that didn t bother him at all. He was only entered the first three days and went reserve to his litter brother at the FLTSA supported entry. Happy went home from the National with Connie Buckland. Carol Tyte Winners Bitch DRAGONSONG TIMELESS AT EAGLE CREST Rosie is a wonderful and very happy girl. Likes to climb on anything and everything. Also likes to help her Tibbie sisters dig bigger holes in the back yard. She is like a two year old in the dirt and mud. She is from the last frozen semen litter of "Foots. Thanks Pam for this wonderful addition to our family. Rosie has since finished her championship title. Joline Finke 55

56 Best Bred By Exhibitor TIBROKE S DEEP THINKER Best Brood Bitch GCH ARABELLE S MARY OF ARAGON 56

57 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy TIBROKE S IF IT AIN T WORTH SAY N 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy AFTON S WHISPER IN THE WIND 57

58 TOP FIVE All-Breed Standing GCHG Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra # # # # GCHS Dreamcast Catching The Rings # GCHS Wassong s Riva Ridge CGCA GCHS MacIain s North Side Irish GCHG Kan Sing s Po-Ba-Ri At Arundina TOP FIVE Breed Standing 1. GCHG Kan Sing s Ambrier s Manaslu V. Altnaharra 2. GCHS Dreamcast Catching The Rings 3. GCHS Wassong s Riva Ridge CGCA 4. GCH MacIain s North Side Irish 5. GCH Shilo Die With Your Boots On 58

59 TOP FIVE National Owner handler # # GCHS Wassong s Riva Ridge CGCA Owners: Victoria Marks & Patricia Sarles # # GCH Dragonsong Forever, CGC Owners: Barbara Parker & Hunter Calvelage # GCH Amrier s Rokirk What goes Around Owners: Sergio Valenzuela & Bradley Hooper CH MacIain s Drunken Redemption Owners: Mary L. Acker & Erika Peters GCH Shenanwood Private Consultant Owners :Colleen Bias Chaffee, Jerry & Susan Hope 59

60 TOP FIVE Junior showmanship Breed # Hunter Calvelage #2 Elizabeth Ctibor #3 Lorna Puhl #4 Morgan Thompson #5 Mary Claire Ctibor Non-sporting group 1 Angele Cipriotti 2 Kylie Compton Hunter Calvelage 4 Jackie L. Wooden 5 Alaina C House # 60

61 Tibetan Spaniel Club of America Breeders Challenge Trophy By Patricia C. Sarles What is the Breeders Challenge Trophy? To win this special trophy, a breeder must have won BOB in three National Specialty shows, not necessarily in three consecutive years or with the same dog. The trophy winner has the option to keep the trophy, but then must replace it with a new one for future winners, or they may elect to keep the trophy until the next winner is announced, and then pass it along. [Ed. note: Like hockey s famous Stanley Cup.] Mallory Cosby Driskill won the first TSCA Breeders Memorial Trophy, which was dedicated to Phyllis Kohler and CH Braeduke Dung-Ka. The second trophy was replaced and sponsored by Mallory, Martha Feltenstein and Don Roy, and was dedicated to Joan R. Child. This past year the trophy was won by Patricia C. Sarles, Kevin F. Wassong, it was replaced by them and Victoria (Torie) Marks, who won BOB with Gibbs, in memory of MBISS CH Ambrier s Nothing Gets Past Zeke. Zeke This past year, the Breeders Challenge Trophy was dedicated in the name of CH Ambrier s Nothing Gets Past Zeke, multiple Best in Specialty Show winner. I believe Zeke was the first MBISS to sire three other BISS winners GRCHS Wassong s Djebel of Lollipop (2009), GRCHB Wassong s Hanover Alice (2010), and last year s Specialty winner, GRCHS Wassong s Riva Ridge (Gibbs). Over the years Zeke accomplished several other firsts: the first Tibetan Spaniel to win a group placement at Westminster Kennel Club; the first Tibbie to win the National in Louisville and follow that win with a sweep of all the shows that followed that weekend; and then to follow that same feat winning the National in Albuquerque the next year and again sweep all of the shows that followed. In addition to titling in AKC conformation, rally and obedience, Zeke held titles in other obedience, rally, and conformation venues MBISS ARCH Am & Can CH Ambrier s Nothing Gets Past Zeke, RA, BN, ThD, CD-HCH, RL1X2, RL2x2, CGC, NW1, TDI, ROMX, and he was a certified therapy dog! He was remarkable. A true companion with the heart of a lion, always wanting even in retirement to accomplish new things. In the last year of his career he added a new sport, nose work, earning a NW1 title at the age of 14 years. It is with much love and admiration for Zeke, the Ambrier Kennel, and Mallory Cosby Driskill, that Kevin, Torie and I donated this past year s Breeder Challenge Trophy in memory of a truly remarkable Tibetan Spaniel ZEKE. Zeke CH Ambrier s Nothing Gets Past Zeke September 20, 2000 April 20, 2015 L-R Zeke, Alice, & Djebel 61

62 ROM/ROMX CH Sandon s Kinda Lucky ROMX Owner: Kay Dickeson Champion Tibroke s Pick Me Pick Me ROMX Owner: Kay Dickeson GCH Sommerlyst s Zu-Ba Norbu - Zu-Ba ROMX Owners: Donna Etchison & Kay Dickeson GCH Tin-Man Three Sheets To The Wind, ROM Owner: Sheri A. Rose GCH Britwald Dragonsong Blackhawk BN CD CGC RN RA ROMX Owner: Pamela Bradbury CH Tin-Man Breakin All The Rules, ROMX Owner: Sheri A. Rose 62

63 CH Tibroke s Star Dust ROMX Owners: Marcia Becker & James Pence Awarded but not pictured: ROM GCH Qhun Wynswept Autumn Breeze Owners: Donna Kay & Randal Raider Qhun Wynswept Surprise Surprise Owners: Donna Kay & Randall Raider CH Shenanwood Busy Body Owners: Colleen Bias Chaffee & William P. Chaffee ROMX CH Ambrier s Tibroke s Feel Me Up Owners: Mallory Cosby Driskill, Sheri A. Rose & Kay F. Dickeson GCH Tibroke s Written In The Stars For Lantana Owner: Gail Krall CH Ziestan Tiny Tao Owners:Pam Glave & Karen Hand Kackholm s Rock N' Roll Dreams ROM Owner: Kay Dickeson CH Shenanwood Simply Imagine The Possibilities ROM Owners: Kay Dickeson & Colleen Bias Chaffee The First Flight On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft. 63

64 New Titles Dog Title Dog Name Owners Name Breeders Name Champion CH Gjnjah s Life Of D Parti Gina T Podsednik Gina T Podsednik Champion CH Shilo Cher Dela-Dulce Shirley Carroll Shirley Carroll Champion Grand Champion Grand Champion Gold Agility Course Test 1 Canine Good Citizen CH Sky Hi s Imagine This Witch At Keyrun GCH CH Trinity N Tamzil s Shura Fancy Fox GCHG CH Dreamcast Catching The Rings Sky Hi Alvin ACT1 Sky Hi Alvin ACT1 CGC January 2017 Sue Reeve & Karen Okey Trish D Snyder & Malyssa D Snyder Janet Habiger & Michael C Kennedy Eugene Edkins & Georgette Edkins Eugene Edkins & Georgette Edkins Sue Reeve & Colleen Bias Chaffee & Karen Okey Trish Snyder & Liana Craven Michael C Kennedy & Susan R Mullins & Janet Habiger Sue Reeve & Karen Okey Sue Reeve & Karen Okey Dog Title Dog Name Owners Name Breeders Name Champion Champion CH Lantana's Stamp My Passport CH Miramichi Dress Me In Sapphires February 2017 Anna Boehringer & Gail Krall Deborah Koopman Gail Krall Bonnie Bieber & Lindsay Vest Champion CH Pecan Valley Patch Work Betty Ann Seely Betty Ann Seely Champion Champion Champion Grand Champion Grand Champion Grand Champion Bronze Tracking Dog CH Starlite Fairy Godmother CH Wanasea Sakura Mankai At Tathaagata CH Wanasea This Girl In Lights GCH CH Lantana's Star Spangled Banner GCH CH Lantana's Sweet Tea GCHB CH Kaje's Tuqute Ruffles And Flourishes Tibroke's Let's Parti O'Prima CD BN RN TD Thomas M Taylor & Carol Taylor Jane Jensen & Hiroomi Morishita Jane Jensen Gail Krall Gail Krall Jane McDaniel & Karen Hand & Pamela Glave & Jesse Filyaw-Hiu Vicki A Wilson Thomas M Taylor & Carol Taylor Jane Jensen Jane Jensen Gail Krall Gail Krall Jane McDaniel & Jesse Filyaw & Katherine Filyaw Kay F Dickeson Novice Agility Jumper Run, Forrest, Run! NAJ CGC Ms. Carol C Metz Donna Etchison Novice Barn Hunt GCH CH Ruya Sarai Turbo Charged Hemi RATN Ms. Phyllis J Scalf & Mr. Robert Churchey & Dr. Ryan Buzard Jim Strassels & Mr. Robert Churchey & Ms. Phyllis J Scalf 64

65 New Titles March 2017 Dog Title Dog Name Owners Name Owners Name Champion Champion Champion Champion Champion Grand Champion Rally Novice Novice Agility CH Dragonsong Timeless At Eagle Crest CH Improv Rhythm Is Gonna Get You CH Judo's Diamonds Are Forever CH Lionheart's Silver Tongue Devil At Hunyhill CH Sandledge Tamara On The Road Again GCH CH Arabelle's Captain Of The Guards CH Epic's Sentimental Odyssey RN Run, Forrest, Run! NA NAJ CGC Joline Finke & Pamela Bradbury Christy Collins & Mary Lou Patti & Jennifer Patti Donna Etchison Sheila Fleming Balter & Anthony Hewitt M. L. ACKER & Margery L Good & LOUISE ACKER & Susan Smith Rodgers Marcia Becker & James Pence Mary Mcleod & Deborah L Bush & James R Bush Ms. Carol C Metz Joline Finke & Pamela Bradbury Christy Collins & Mary Lou Patti & Jennifer Patti Donna Etchison Sheila Fleming Balter & Anthony Hewitt M. L. ACKER & Margery L Good & LOUISE ACKER & Susan Smith Rodgers Marcia Becker & James Pence Mary Mcleod & Deborah L Bush & James R Bush Ms. Carol C Metz The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree. 65

66 66 F inger Lakes Tibetan Spaniel Association 15th Annual Tibetan Spaniel Specialty with Sweepstakes with Wine Country Cluster September 28 October 1, 2017 Sampson State Park on the shore of Seneca Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York Plan NOW for this great show weekend! What could be better? Let FLTSA be your host! Four days of dog shows! LOTS of Tibbies and their people! Big majors everyday!!! Thursday, September 28 Onondaga Kennel Association JUDGE: Nancy Hafner Friday, September 29 Kanadasaga Kennel Club JUDGE: Jocelyne Gagne Saturday, September 30 Finger Lakes Kennel Club FLTSA Specialty JUDGE: Eugene Blake SWEEPSTAKES JUDGE: Susan Godek Sunday, October 1 Elmira Kennel Club TSCA Supported Entry JUDGE: Peter Green SWEEPSTAKES JUDGE: Beth Sweigart SUPERINTENDENT Jim Rau Dog Shows Ltd: Plus a great weekend of fun and information! Thursday night, 5 7 PM: Light snacks around the fire in Tibbie Territory (Loop 1, Sites 1 & 2). If it s too cold to sit outside, we ll move to the pavilion. Stop by, stay awhile, and enjoy the company of friends. Friday afternoon: FLTSA Annual meeting at the pavilion. Pizza & soda supplied by FLTSA (donations accepted). Optigen is now offering the PRA3 test stateside and Sue Pearce-Kelling, president of Optigen LLC, will be joining us to talk about the test, answer any questions you might have and let us know if there is anything new on the horizon, or ways that we might be able to help with future research. She will have test kits (swabs and forms) available and Optigen will be offering a discount on the test. Friday night, 5 7 PM: Cook-out around the fire in Tibbie Territory (Loop 1, Sites 1 & 2). Hamburgers & hot dogs supplied by FLTSA. Please let Colleen Chaffee know if you are coming, and bring a dish to pass. After judging on Saturday: ALL TIBBIE FOLKS ARE WELCOME to the FLTSA dish-to-pass luncheon at the Pavilion on the lake. Annual Tibetan raffle/auction with lots of great items! Table settings and soda supplied by FLTSA. Please let Jean Briggs know what you will be bringing for the luncheon. And, don t forget lots of money for raffle tickets! After judging on Sunday: It s time to say so long to friends and wish them a safe trip home. Thanks for coming!!

67 PROPOSED SCHEDULE as of 05/30/2017 Tuesday, March 13 Evening: Judges Training at La Quinta Meeting Room Wednesday, March 14 PVTSC Supprted Entry in conjunction with the all-breed show TSCA National Specialty Reception at La Quinta lobby Refreshments and Welcome Bags Evening TSCA Board of Directors Meeting Evening at La Quinta Meeting Room after reception Thursday, March 15 TSCA National Sweepstakes Judge Susan Mullins Obedience and Rally at Old Main Building Annual Banquet at York Central Market Caterer: Mezzogiorno Restaurant TIBETAN SPANIEL CLUB OF AMERICA 2018 National Specialty Wednesday March 14, Sunday March 18, 2018 Celtic Classic - York Expo Center - York, PA All Expo Buildings Hours Open: Tuesday: 3 pm-10 pm Wednesday-Sunday: 6 am-10 pm ACCOMMODATIONS Host Hotel: La Quinta Inns & Suites York 1405 Kenneth Road York, PA Free Hot Breakfast Free WiFi $115 per night for a double queen or king room NO PET FEE RV SPACE Available at Show Site Friday, March 16 TSCA National Specialty Judge Beverly Capstick Obedience and Rally at Old Main Building TSCA Annual General Meeting at La Quinta Meeting Room Refreshments will be provided Saturday, March 17 FLTSA Specialty and Sweepstakes in conjunction with Delaware County KC Obedience and Rally at Old Main Building Sunday March, 18 Delaware County KC with TSCA Supported Entry á Cead Mile Fáilte a hundred thousand welcomes THE CELTIC CLASSIC SHOW CHAIR Mary Novocin 7223 Wilson Road Mt. Airy, MD Cell:

68 Raleigh, NC March 23-24, 2017 Nothing could be finer than Tibbies in Carolina Best of Opposite Sex GCH Kan Sing s Ambrier Kora La