mark Crawford, former long time President of quin- nipiac Poodle Club , passed away in bennington, VT. in 2007. We just recently learned of his passing. mark and his partner Ted doucette founded Pixiecroft Ken- nels in 1962. a very successful Champion show Ken- nel. one of their best known Champions was int. Ch. Pixiecroft Sunbeam, who went on to be one of the top winning apricot Poodles in the world.Sunbeam was shown by anne rogers Clark.annie who was their mentor and handler for many years.
Mark established one of the first breeder handler han- dling classes, in the area, which was led by many of the top handlers in the country, followed by a cocktail party which gave the participants a chance to get to know the handlers on a more personnel basis while enhancing their handling skills.
cont. from page 51 had not been as successful as i wanted to be. The best
part of all was that she was always upfront and honest
attributes i will always admire.
during the past year i had two personal communica- tions from Jacky. one was to reprimand me for some- thing i had done with which she did not agree. i ap- preciated that note for her honesty. The other was in response to a note i had written to her when she was unable to fulfill her California Regional assignment. She so wanted to be with us at long beach – and we so wished she could have been.
We have all benefited for Dr. Jacky’s having been one of the best friends the Poodle world will ever have. how could we have been so lucky!
mark was one of the ones involved in setting up the first Poodle Show (the Poodle Olympics) that was judged based on the Continental judging system. it was judged by hayes blake hoyt. even she was sur- prised by the winner, as were many others, proving that overall quality can sometimes be subjected to ap- pearance. everyone learned to value the letter of the standard as the most important criterion of successful breeding.
mark was survived by his partner of more than 51 years Ted doucette of bennington ,VT.
information Submitted by Phyllis beattie-gammons
Donations in Jacky’s memory can be made to Dog Fanciers Fund P.O. Box 2572 Castro Valley, CA 94546
or: Fellow Earthlings Wildlife Center P.O. Box 1319 Morongo Valley, CA 92756
in memory of Dr. Jackyln Hungerland
for the Meerkat Center
You are invited to the 19th Annual PCA Foundation Seminar Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Wicomico Civic Center DaNang Room Poodle Club of America National Specialty Salisbury, Maryland
9:30-10 a.m. Statue.)
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