Paw Print Genetics, a new genetic testing laboratory dedicated to canines, seeks cheek swab samples from English Springer Spaniels that are affected or carriers for either PFK (phosphofructokinase deficiency) or fucosidosis to assist in validating their DNA testing protocols. If you can offer assistance with this process please contact Martine Huslig at Paw Print Genetics, 509.483.5950 or mhuslig[at]pawprintgenetics.com.
Thank you to Patricia Meiser, DVM of Animal Care and Reproductive Services, LLC in Westmont, IL and the ESSFTA Foundation for sharing a useful primer regarding the Cord 1 PRA test for ESS and how this test can be used in our breeding programs. Click here to access this document.
The 2013 National Bench Specialty will be held at the fabulous Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, MO, beginning Sunday, October 27 with a tracking test and concluding Saturday, November 2 with the Best of Breed judging. Here's the full rundown:
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Track Laying (Off site)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Tracking Tests (Off site)
Monday, October 28, 2013
Hunt Test (Off site)
All Breed Agility
Move In Day (in PM)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
ESS Only Agility Trial
Obedience Ring Rental Available
Judge Education Class
Welcome Party and Top Twenty – Evening
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
ESSFTA Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes
Rally Ring Rental Available After Obedience
ESSFTA Foundation Seminar
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Conformation Dog Classes
Rally Trial AM
Rally Trial PM (National)
CGC Testing – after Breed competition
Obedience Ring Rental Available After Rally
DNA Bank – Blood Draw
ESSFTA Parent Club Meeting
Friday, November 1, 2013
Obedience Trial (National)
DNA Bank – Blood Draw
Rescue Dinner & Auction
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Veterans and Non-Regular Classes
Best of Breed/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch/Brace
ESSFTA Awards Banquet
Congratulations to the 2012 National Open winner, NFC FC CFC Salmy's Master Piece, "Cliff," bred and handled by Mike Wallace and owned by Frank Wiseman. Cliff was sired by FC Sandy Hill's Beau Geste (Digby), and his dam, FC Fawnhaven Misty of Salmy (Misty) also competed in the National.
Jim Keller and Alice Stewart judged the 2012 event, which was held at Pyramid State Park near Pinckneyville, IL.
Mike will be the first person to tell you that he couldn't have accomplished this win without the support of his wonderful wife, Julieann. Congratulations to all of you!
Connor Wharton earned the 2012 National Amateur High Point award with AFC Pinecroft Princess Peyton (FC OGallaher's Taylor x FC AFC Expressway's Princess Polly). Connor is just 17, and Peyton just turned 3 in August. Connor and Peyton competed often against the 2010 National Amateur Champion, NAFC FC AFC CFC CAFC Flushing Wing Annie and her owner/handler, Fred Musone, not to mention his father Greg, and brother Spencer in the course of accumulating their wins and points. The Wharton family bred the litter Peyton came from, which so far has produced two other Amateur champions. Also impressive, Connor and Peyton finished the 2011 National Amateur, a notable accomplishment in itself, and particularly for a dog that then was just over two.
Congratulations, Connor and Peyton. You're a great team, and we look forward to your further accomplishments together!
Congratulations to Mike & April Leonetti and NAFC FC AFC Braveheart's Repeat The Streak! Mike handled Pete to the win in Ogden, Utah. Full listing of placements here, thanks as always to our friends at essft.com: http://www.essft.com/2012nac/callbacks.html