[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: AKC Registration and GSDCA Flier and the Review

  • From: "" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "Pinehillgsds@xxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: tanksr@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:31:44 -0500

Is it too much trouble to ask that a dog w/o a DQ be on a flyer sent to  
potential new members? 
We probably ALL started with dogs that were "not exactly". 
The idea is to be inspired by greatness, not mediocrity, to see a dog and  
say, "WOW one day I'd like to breed/own one like that", not scratch your 
head  and say "wait...isn't that a disqualification"?
Kathy, member GSDCA, DVGSDC
Celebrating generations  of Dual Titled TC'd Champions

visit http://www.pinehillgsds.com/  

In a message dated 12/31/2014 4:01:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
tanksr@xxxxxxxxx writes:

While the GSDCA is the guardian of the GSD Standard here, we need  to 
remember that those of us who exhibit in conformation are a very small  group. 
The flyer is aimed at encouraging everyone who has a GSD with the hope  they 
may want to become involved in a club that welcomes them to pursue  whatever 
type of competition they enjoy.   

I started with a bitch who, while well bred, was not good enough to  finish 
so I went on to obedience and then got a good dog because people  
encouraged me. To be honest if this list existed then and I read some of the  
comments and witnessed the feeding frenzy of the few who just seem to always  
to disparage those who volunteer to help, I probably would never have  
pursued conformation.  

If we aimed the brochure at the small group of conformation exhibitors it  
would not do much to encourage anyone to join the GSDCA. This was done 2 
years  ago? All BOD members and committee members received a copy and it passed 
 unanimously. Maybe those who are suddenly appalled should read the  

Our conformation shows are shrinking. Why not use all this energy for  
something positive like encouraging people to become involved in our sport or  
fighting anti-breeder legislation that threatens our sport?

Hope you all have a great New Year.

Ken Tank

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 11:06 AM, <_edwinx@comcast.net_ 
(mailto:edwinx@xxxxxxxxxxx) > wrote:

the Dr. And I agree on this one. While I  understand the objections to the 
white obedience GSD on the flier, the flier  is aimed at NEW PUPPY owners! 
I'd bet that 95 % of these dogs will never  enter and compete at a serious 
level in conformation! The flier is clearly  directed towards folks that are 
not club members. I would have NOT used the  white dog in the flier but based 
on who the intended audience is I don't  have a problem with it!  Ed 

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------ Original Message ------

From: Doc Zoe
To:  freelist
Sent: December 31, 2014 at 8:01 AM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ]  AKC Registration and GSDCA Flier and the Review

There is  something else totally wrong with the flier.

Firstly, as of MIDNIGHT  tonight, Laura will no longer be out COrresponding 
secretary - Joy  
Schutlz is. and that person does not do membership. Lastly, Membership  is 
the Membership 
Chair and not the COrresponding secretary and that  should have been listed 
first, not second if 
the purpose of the insert  is to direct pet owners to become members of the 

If this Board  member had ever seen this insert, she would have pointed the 
above  out.

The Majority of animals registered are PETS of all sizes shapes  and 
colours. The AKC wants to 
get them involved in their sports and MAKE  MONEY.

As for the Review, each month is dedicated to a different  facet of our 
breed.  One Month has the 
ROMS for example, August has  the HIghest Living ROM DAM on the cover - and 
in 2013 and 
2014 it was  Liberia. 

The GSDCA is responsible for the breed - all facets. We  represent the USA 
to the world as well.

To me, the GSD is a GSD and  the greatest breed in the World.


Dr Zoe  Backman
_http://wynsumgsd.com_ (http://wynsumgsd.com/) 


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