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cont. from page 42 ral working ability of the Poodle and to demonstrate

The American Kennel Club Hosts Char-

his interest in birds, his ability to take direction from the handler, his marking ability, his willingness to en- ter the water, and his trainability.

ity Brunch With Bonhams Auction House

These tests are designed to enable most Poodles with a natural working instinct to pass the Working Certifi- cate Test and with modest training to pass the Working Certificate Excellent Test. These programs provide an avenue for Poodle owners to enjoy and develop an ap-

date of article: January 24, 2008

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    annual event features unique opportunity for dog

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in celebration of dogs in art, the american Kennel Club® and bonhams auction house are once again hosting a charity brunch, barkfest at bonhams, on Sunday, february 10, 2008 from 10 a.m. to noon. dog lovers, art aficionados and their canine companions are invited to attend the exclusive preview of highly prized dog art and collectibles at bonhams, located at 595 madison avenue (entrance on 57th Street) on the sixth floor.

preciation and understanding of the natural working abilities of their dogs and to engage in early training as a working retriever.

for the Performance requirements in the Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent, please refer to the rules and guidelines for WC/WCX Tests, available on PCa Web site.

good luck and have fun with your retriever training. While i’m not an expert on Poodles, they do appear to be the type of breed that needs to be challenged, and need a variety of jobs to do. don’t do the same marks and drills and be sure you always end each training session with some fun bumpers. quit while your poo- dles still wants more.

if anyone has any problems, questions or comments, please feel free to give me a call (401) 455-9234 or e- mail me (mia.dibenedetto@gmail.com)

“a dog which marks the fall of a bird, uses the wind, follows a strong cripple, and takes direction from its handler is of great value.” (aKC retriever hunting Test rules)

highlights from the preview brunch encompass an extensive collection of dog collars from the 16th to the mid-20th century, including examples of entirely functional pieces such as a 16th Century german iron collar with protective spikes, to an intricately designed early 20th Century metal studded french bulldog col- lar with badger hair trim. also featured are a group lot of five leather Pug collars and a leather leash which belonged to the duke and duchess of Windsor.

“We look forward to a very successful barkfest this year,” said aKC President and Ceo dennis Sprung. “We are thrilled to be involved once again with bon- hams in support of the aKC humane fund. This is a great event for dog art lovers and dog lovers to enjoy while supporting a wonderful charity.”

All proceeds from Barkfest at Bonhams benefit The american Kennel Club humane fund inc., a not-for- profit organization which promotes the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, out- reach and grant making.

admission is a $50 donation to The aKC humane fund at the door. To reserve a spot on our rSVP list, please call aKC at 212-696-8277.

for more information on the sale, visit www.bonhams. com/dogs or www.akc.org.

mia dibenedetto

The Poodle Papers /Winter Edition

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