NADKC Western Region
October 2016
In this issue
  • Kleemann Report
    by Frank O'Leary
  • Veterinary Corner
    by Phil Kress, DVM
  • WR Fall Test
  • WR Annual Raffle
  • 2016 NADKC Elections
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors
Frank O'Leary, NADKC Western Regional Director
Joe Furia, Director
WR Board of Directors
Randall Cherry, Director
WR Board of Directors
Jamie Adkins, Director
WR Board of Directors
Jeff Martin, Director
WR Board of Directors
Newsletter Editors
Marianne O'Leary
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 42nd Dr. Kleemann Prüfung
Laa a.d. Therma, Austria
by Frank O’Leary
Western Regional Members,
Congratulations to Western Region Member Mike Kennedy who successfully lead his Rüde Jurek KS von Kings Crossing to his Kleemann Sieger title at the 42nd Dr. Kleemann Prüfung, in Laa an der Thaya, Austria, September 22nd – 25th.  Mike and “Duke” received prefer scores during the test.  At the Schausuche (Show Search) “Duke’s” performance was evaluated as excellent by the judges.........  

During the Zuchtschau on Thursday, Maggie vom Trocken Bach was selected as the “V4” Hündin.  Competing against 74 females “Maggie” was one of the last left standing.  Lead by Mr. Siegfried Hofstetter and owned by Frank & Marianne O’Leary the two year old is the daughter of .......
A special honor was bestowed on a NADKC Member during the 42nd Kleemann.  Dr. Francois Aldrich was selected to be one of the three judges in Rüde Ring #1 as well as a field/water Judge.  During the Zuchtschau, Francois and his judging group were responsible for evaluating half of the sixty-four males.  Following the initial evaluation all those receiving “V’s” again entered the ring to determine which nine from Ring #1 would move forward to the top eighteen....... 
Veterinary Corner
by Phil Kress, DVM
This week, just before the deadline for a newsletter article, I’m getting ready for an annual 4-day adventure that I’ve enjoyed for years.  A group of us floats 32 miles of the Snake River’s wild and scenic Hells Canyon.  It starts at Hells Canyon Dam and ends at Pittsburg Landing, where our rigs and trailers have been driven over 200 miles by a shuttle service.  The scenery is rugged and beautiful, wildlife abounds (i.e. deer, bears, Rocky Mt. Bighorn sheep, eagles, turkeys), and the fishing is a “bass a cast”.  We are also often swarmed by coveys of Chukars, making me wish I had my bird dog and shotgun along.  The season usually opens the middle of September.  This reminds me of a chucker hunter’s nemesis, the rattlesnake.  I’ve encountered many over the years, not only in the Canyon but other places, and have been lucky enough to have never had my dog or myself bitten.  If you ever have a dog struck by a rattlesnake.........
Western Region Fall Test
The WR Fall Test has been cancelled due to a lack of participants.  Over the last week we have lost four dogs due to injury or struggles with preparation.  With only one DK and one out of bred dog remaining the WR Board of Directors determined it was not financially prudent to hold test.
The test schedule is posted in January and we hope moving forward the early posting along with our training days will encourage better participation.
Western Region Annual Raffle
The 2016 Western Region Annual Raffle has not but TWO GREAT  PRIZES and TWO LUCKY WINNERS.  The first ticket holder drawn will have their choice of an Upland Bird Hunt for 4 persons or a Beretta Over/Under Shotgun.  The second person drawn will receive the other prize.
The 2016 Western Region Annual Raffle will be drawn in November.  The WR Board of Directors encourages all members to sell their tickets and return the stubs as soon as possible.  
2016 NADKC Elections
Nominations for the Positions of NADKC Secretary, Western Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, and Breed Warden or Vice-President will be accepted commencing October 5th and closing on October 24th.  Either the Vice-President or Breed Warden will stand for election depending on the outcome of a By-Law Amendment vote underway to determine which will stand for election this year the other will be elected in 2017.
Currently Western Region member Randall Cherry is serving as the NADKC Secretary.  Frank O’Leary is the Western Region Director.
To make nominations you can email members of the Election Committee:
Jaime Adkins - 
Ken Willis –
Don Selby –
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