“Understanding the Notion of Motion”
By Patricia Craige Trotter
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $10.00 (Prepaid) $15.00 (At door) as room permits
Non-SCA members $30.00 (Prepaid) $35.00 (At door) as room permits
Closing Date: September 4, 2018
Mrs. Trotters, Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds are internationally famous as both show dogs and producers. Their honors include having the Top Sire and Dam in the breed’s history and winning an incredible 10 group firsts at Westminster, all owner-breeder-handled. She went to the Top Ten All Breeds status on 10 different occasions, won the Top Dog of all breeds in 1970 and in 2002 bred the #1 Hound in the US with 25 BIS’s.
Her book, “Born To Win” was dedicated to the concept of better breeding. As an AKC Gazette Better Breeding columnist, Mrs. Trotter won the Dog Writers’ Award for a regular column in an All Breed magazine in 1997. As a judge she focuses on the belief that the true purpose of the dog show is to select breeding stock. Mrs. Trotter also believes that the breeder is judging dogs every time he or she selects a sire and dam or grades a litter of puppies; and the judge is participating in the breeding process every time he or she walks into the ring. By working in concert with each other, breeders and judges can cooperate to contribute to the continued improvement of the breed.
She has the knowledge and experience of how to use genetics and pedigrees in combination with the structure, movement and temperament of the dog to breed for excellence. You will get answers to these questions! What is a judge looking for when judging your dog, what is most important, type or soundness and what it takes to produce that athletic working dog. For the breeders, interested owners and those in performance events will all benefit from this 3-hour experience. A seminar you won’t want to miss.