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Pharaoh’s ScribeF E B R U A R YINSIDE THISISSUE:PHCA Officers & Board of DirectorsOfficersPresidentDr. Stephen Sipperly1408 River Road, Selkirk, NY 12150518-767-9816, [email protected] PresidentMr. Robert Newman Esq.1913 E 17th Str., Suite 212, Santa Ana, CA 92705714-404-9694, [email protected]. Jane Hodnett1313 Penny Lane, Keller, TX 76248817-742-1313, [email protected]. Sheila Hoffman121 Harmon Cove, Brighton, TN 38011901-837-6177, ryMrs. Rita SacksPO Box 895454, Leesburg, FL 34789-5454352-357-8723, ts3New Members4Delegate’s Report5In Case of Fire7Meet the Breeds8In the CenterField12LC Championship13Health News15Board of DirectorsCHIC16Pam Haig8019 Corryton Luttrell Rd, Corryton, TN 37721; 865-687-0145; [email protected] End Rankings 17Treasurer’sReport24Parting Shots322 0 1 2Marie Henke10107 Silver Creek Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281; 303-336-3118; [email protected] Guinn16705 North 175th Drive, Surprise, AZ 85388; 541-914-8400; [email protected] Witt424 Fraga Court, Martinez, CA 94533; 925-370-7309, [email protected] OF THE PHCA:“.a great responsibility . To keep faith with 5,000 years of true breeding.they must shunman’s natural tendency to ‘improve’ which so often in dog breeding terms means to alterout of all recognition”*Quote originally adopted by the Pharaoh Hound Club—United Kingdom— July 1971

The PHARAOHS SCRIBE is the official is the official newsletter of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America, Inc.and is published four (4) times a year on a quarterly basis. The opinions within are those of the writers anddo not necessarily represent the views of the PHCA. This publication is available to members in goodstanding of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America only.Editor’s NotesThanks to everyone that submitted puppy pictures for us to share and those submitting an ad to support your newsletter.Any suggestion you have for us to feature in future issue, articles, photos for partingshots or ad, please email it me at [email protected] next issue will be coming out before the National so be sure to get your contribution in by April 8th!Co-editor,PAGEAD RATESAdvertising rates will remain the same at only 25.00for a full page ad. Please send payment and ad to Coeditor, Sheila Hoffman. Please send in PDF, Word orPower Point format if you like to set up your ownlayout. If you need some help, just send theinformation and we can format something for you.Sheila HoffmanPresident’s MessageDear PHCA members,Happy New Year! It is a privilege to accept the president's role in the PHCA, and I thank the board for the vote of confidence. I would like tothank our past president, Cynthia Guinn, for all of her hard work during her tenure. It is my hope that this year will be both productive andinteractive between the board and membership. Communication will be an integral part to making this work. Please feel free to contact mewith any questions, ideas or concerns, so that together we can develop the proper solution. I can be reached on my cell phone at (518) 46147619 (call or text), or by email ([email protected]). I can only act upon an issue if I am aware of it.I have addressed the board recently and presented two tasks that I would like to see accomplished in 2012. First, the PHCA website - we are inneed of a serious upgrade! The board began discussion in 2011 about this issue, and requests for proposals (RFP) were sent out to differentvendors who develop websites. The majority of the RFPs we got back fulfilled the requirements we were looking for, but were at the top of thebudget. We also got a proposal at the low end of our budget. There do not seem to be any choices in the middle price range. My personal concern with the lowest bid is that it may not offer us any more than what we currently have and may not be user friendly for the website committee. I am not that savvy in the technology world, but my observation is that "you get what you pay for" when it comes to a well-functioningwebsite. If we entertain the current high-end bids, it will use a large portion of the PHCA general budget, which is a concern.A potential solution to ease the cost of this venture would be to offer a fundraising event. I'm not sure what that event will be yet, but wewould need to raise some significant funds from it to help defray costs. Also, if there are any members who have website production vendorcontacts, please send them to me so we can explore other options.The other task I would like to have in place this year is a certification program for mentors. Many breeds have specific criteria to certify members to become mentors to judges and the interested fancier. We will be reviewing other clubs’ criteria and formulating a program for thePHCA.Finally, the 2012 National/Western will be happening in Chino, California at Prado Park from April 27-29. Trophy lists have been distributed byemail. Please consider supporting a trophy or, at least, a contribution to the general fund. Your support is essential to the success of theseevents. We have an extension until February 1st for trophy list completion. Specialty packets should be out by the end of this month.My hope is that this will be a successful year in completing the tasks above. I will continue to keep you posted about the board's progress. Anyinput from the membership would be welcome also. Hope to see many of you at the National!Respectfully,Stephen2

AnnouncementsPHCA National/Western Specialties 2012 –MARK YOUR CALENDARSWill be held in conjunction withLake Matthews KC at Prado Park,Chino, California,April 27, 28 and 29, 2012.Superintendent – BradshawTentative ScheduleThursday, April 26th:Board Meeting, Meet & GreetFriday, April 27th:National (later A.M. ring)General MembershipEducational Event/Meeting/SpeakerNational Banquet/AwardsSaturday, April 28th:Western (A.M. ring time)National Lure Coursing (1-2 fields)Western BBQ (TBD)Sunday, April 29th:Supported Entry**OB and Rally both Saturday and Sunday (one will be designated as the National event)Closest Airport – Ontario International (minutes away) or LAX (1 hour away)Grounds – park-like, average temp 70-85 degrees with lots of shadeMore information will be coming in future newsletters and posted on the PHCA website.

PAGE4New Member ApplicationsNew member applications are published in The Scribe to allow time for comments to be sent to the board should any member wish toshare information about the applicant.Robert (Bob) Philipp, Brentwood, CASponsors: Robert Newman & Linda WittJeff Brownell, DuPont, WASponsors: Emily & Sarah KerridgeAnnie & Jacob Hammer, Toledo, OHSponsors: Julie Gwin & Deborah Rossi-KingAKC Exhibitor NewsAmerican Kennel Club Celebrates Owner/Handlers In The Sport With New Series[Wednesday, December 21, 2011]More than 80% of the dogs being exhibited in the show ring today are family dogs shown by their owners. To celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of these exhibitors, the American Kennel Club has created a new AKC Owner/Handler Series, a non-titling competition that will showcaseowner handled dogs at shows across the country.“We’re pleased to offer this special competition to celebrate AKC’s owner/handlers, who are the core of our dog sport,” said Robin Stansell,AKC’s Vice President of Event Operations. “We look forward to great competition in 2012 as the AKC Owner/Handler Series visits dog showsall over the country.”The top-ranked dogs from the AKC Owner/Handler Series will be posted on and the top 10 owner-handled dogs of each breedand variety will be invited to compete at an “end of year” competition show. Rankings of the dogs competing in the series will be compiled basedon the Best of Breed, Group and Best in Show placements in this specific series competition.The first shows offering the AKC Owner/Handler Series are these January/February events:Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon – Saturday, January 21, 2012Oakland County Kennel Club – Saturday, January 21, 2012Sahuaro State Kennel Club – Saturday, February 4, 2012Colorado Kennel Club – Sunday, February 19, 2012International Kennel Club of Chicago – Sunday, February 26, 2012The AKC Owner/Handler competition will be conducted following Best of Breed judging in each breed ring. All dogs in the BOB competition(including WD & WB) will stay in the ring after the judge makes their placements in BOB competition. The ring steward will ask all professionalhandlers to leave the ring and then the judge will then select the Best Owner Handler (BOH). The dog and its owner will continue to accruepoints for any group placements or Bests in Show.Dogs owned or exhibited by professional handlers are not eligible for this competition. Professional handlers are defined as any person who belongs or has belonged to a professional handlers’ organization, distributed rate cards, or otherwise advertised or represented themselves as handling dogs for pay.For more information about the series or to find upcoming shows where the AKC Owner/Handler Series will be offered, visit you have questions about hosting these events, please contact the AKC Events department at (919) 816-3514 or [email protected]

AKC Delegate Report (meeting 12/16/12)Submitted by Dominic CarotaDear PHCA Officers, Board of Directors and Members,I look forward to continuing my representation of the Club’s interests to the American Kennel Club in 2012. Already there is much onthe AKC agenda to accomplish in the coming year. I was voted in to fill a vacancy on the Herding, Earthdog and Coursing Events Committee until September of 2012. I plan to run for the seat for a full three year term when the elections take place at the September 2012Delegates meeting in Newark, NJ. Please see below for a summary of the December 2011 Delegates Meeting held in Orlando, Florida.The following items were addressed during the December 16, 2011 Delegate's Meeting:A Vote was taken on proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 1, of Rules Applying to Dog Shows, which would eliminate the prohibition of a person employed by dog food, dog remedy or kennel supply companies in the capacity of solicitor or salesman, from becomingan AKC judge.Amendment was not adopted due to not receiving a 2/3 Affirmative Majority Vote. The PHCA voted in the negative. Amendment failed.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 16, Section 1, new sixth paragraph, of RulesApplying to Dog Shows, which would create a new three-point major for the dog designated Reserve Winners Dog and the bitch designated Reserve Winners Bitch at one National Specialty each year, specified by the AKC Breed Parent Club.Vote To Take Place At March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA will be votingin the affirmative for this amendment.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 1, Section 3, of Rules Applying to Dog ShowsDog Shows Defined, which would remove references to the entries restricted to puppies, with the remaining sections to be renumberedto reflect deletion.Vote To Take Place At March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA will be votingin the affirmative for this amendment.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 6, Section 3, of Rules Applying to Dog ShowsPremium Lists and Closing Entries which would remove all references to seven groups.Vote To Take Place At March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA will be votingin the affirmative for this amendment.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Section 1, of Rules Applying to Dog ShowsDog Show Classifications, which would create eleven groups.Vote To Take Place At The March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA will bevoting in the affirmative for this amendment.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Section 15-20, of Rules Applying to Dog Shows Dog Show Classifications, which would remove all references to seven groups to eliminate a specific number.Vote To Take Place At The March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA will bevoting in the affirmative for this amendment.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 2, of Registrations and Discipline - Registerable Breeds by Group, which would create elevengroups.Vote To Take Place At The March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA will bevoting in the affirmative for this amendment.Read on proposed amendment to Chapter 9, New Section 8, of Beagle Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Brace, Small Packand SPO Field Trials and Two-Couple Pack Hunting Tests – Entry Requirements and Eligibility, which would create a new section describing the requirements to earn a Grand Field Champion title.Vote To Take Place At The March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. At this time, the PHCA has nottaken a position on this pending further information.General Discussions and Updates:Election of 2016 AKC Board of DirectorsPursuant to Article VIII of the Bylaws of The American Kennel Club, the following Delegateshave been endorsed in writing by the required number of Delegates as a candidate for thevacancy on the Board of Directors for the Class of 2016, to be filled at the next annualmeeting on March 13, 2012: Patricia M. Cruz, Heart of the Plains Kennel Club, John L. Ronald, Samoyed Club of America,Robert A. Schroll, Clarksville Kennel Club, and Larry Sorenson, Dachshund Club of America.Vote To Take Place to fill three vacancies for the Class of 2016 at the March 2012 Delegates Meeting. Feel free to contact me with any concerns,questions or valuable input on the candidates. At this time, the PHCA has not taken a position on this pending further information and discussion.

AKC Delegate Report (meeting 9/12/11)PAGESubmitted by Dominic Carota(Continued from previous page)The following items were discussed/presented during the AKC Review of 2011 Accomplishments:AKC Finances were reported on. Although still in a difficult situation, overall entries are up. Total revenues of 49.1 million for the firsteleven months of 2011 were 6 1/2% lower than last year. The major sources of our revenues continued to be adversely impacted by ashrinking number of breeders, limited sponsorship and licensing opportunities and a dwindling number of affinity credit card holdersspending less money. Successful ongoing cost containment efforts resulted in total year-to-date expenses being slightly less than the previous year. This resulted in a year-to-date operating deficit of 4.4 million. However, AKC operations maintained a positive cash flow of 1.5 million during this period. This was due to certain expenses being of a non-cash nature, such as depreciation. A difficult stock marketenvironment over the past few months resulted in a year to date investment loss of 1.7 million. This represented a negative return of(minus) 2.1%. Although not specifically addressed in the forum it was overheard that the AKC continued to reduce staff and associatedoverhead in an effort to reduce operating costs.Also conceived in 2011 was the AKC Owner Handlers Series, a competition specifically designed to celebrate the joys of showing one’sown dog. The series will comprise competitions at several dog shows across the country and will culminate with an award for the year’sBest Owner/Handler. The AKC feels this is an exciting way to recognize the hobby exhibitor and inspire more people to become involvedin our sport.In unwavering support of breeders, who remain the backbone of our Registry and the sport of purebred dogs, AKC continued to provideenhanced services through our Breeder of Merit program. Now with almost 7,000 breeders participating in this important program, theAKC is delighted to see growing numbers of breeders joining the quest to ensure the growth and integrity of the Registry.In the world of AKC Agility, two new titles were introduced, the “Time to Beat” titling class and the Preferred Agility Champion title. Bycreating ongoing enhancements to Agility, the AKC has seen the sport rise to new heights: In 2011 AKC logged its one millionth agilityentry. Of course quantity cannot be outdone by quality. The AKC was proud to report that the AKC agility team representing the USAwon many accolades including a gold medal at the Agility World Championships in France this year.Also in 2011, the AKC Performance Department gave all dogs and their owners an “equal opportunity” program with the new CoursingAbility Test. This introductory lure coursing event is a fun, healthy activity open to all breeds and offers three new titles.Adding another link in the chain of the human-canine bond, AKC brought the new Therapy Dog program to fruition in 2011. So far morethan 1600 dogs have achieved the new therapy dog title which proudly recognizes those dogs who bring comfort and love to so manypeople in need.The November Meet the Breeds Event in New York City was a great success. With over 40,000 in attendance. Parent Clubs offered abroad scope of educational opportunities and the presenting sponsor, Pet Partners, provided pet care plans and spearheaded the morethan 100 vendor booths and 15 additional sponsors. AKC's Government Relations Department welcomed some of the 110 elected officials serving as honorary chairs along with their staff members and families. Hundreds of Girl Scouts enjoyed the dogs while earning anAKC Merit badge. Two days of ongoing demonstrations, included Earthdog, Obedience, Agility, US Customs and Border Protection, United States Police Canine Association, the AKC's Humane Fund ACE Awards and the Best Booth.AKC Events efforts to introduce the four-to-six-month beginner puppy competition in order to increase entries, attract new exhibitors,socialize puppies with introduction to AKC Conformation games has been successful. On average, clubs that offered this special attractionenjoyed a five percent increase in entries of these puppies. Many of these were first-time exhibitors and potential new club members.Great news for rare breeds such as the Pharaoh Hound. When determining point schedules in any given region, the AKC previous computations excluded only national specialties. This was changed to exclude all parent club designated specialties . Also, local all-breed showsheld three days prior the AKC National Champion Show, are also excluded because it provides undue entry in that particular division.Finally, the divisions were realigned based on the data collected in order to minimize the difference between entries in the states withineach division. This allows a more equitable opportunity for majors within each division.Respectfully Submitted,Dominic Palleschi CarotaAKC Delegate6

In Case of Fire.From the spring 2001 AKC Gazette, reprinted with permission of the author, Rita Laventhall SacksWe live in a quiet, rather isolated place, with the back of our property ending in a bird sanctuary, which consists of milesand miles of wetlands. With the Florida drought in full force, these wetlands no longer exist as such, but have producedan abundance of highly flammable tall grass.I was doing some work on the swimming pool, while complaining to myself about the noise coming from the dirt bikesmy neighbors’ sons were racing, a few acres away. I looked up in annoyance and saw that flames had engulfed the backof their property. A call to the fire department brought help within 5 minutes, but by then the fire was raging out ofcontrol. It was racing toward our house, and within minutes it began to encircle our land.It is always interesting to watch wildfires on TV, and see how the firefighters deal with the path of the fire by cuttingthrough the land with bulldozers. However, when you watch the fire jump over the breaks and keep raging toward you,the feeling of danger is overwhelming.With the noise and heat of the fire, and the terrible smoke, I quickly realized that I might lose our home and kennel.That became secondary to the immediate danger to our dogs. We thought about taking them and leaving, but we didnot have that luxury of escape. We had a total of twenty dogs, including young puppies, and there was no way we couldrescue them all if we left. And so we stayed, watched and hoped. There was little we could do except wet down thearea around the buildings, knowing that the intensity of this fire was greater than whatever small effort we could make toforestall it.The firefighters struggled from 3 PM until 11PM to bring the fire under control. We lost some land to the fire but wewere safe. The fire continued to burn in the marshlands for over 4 weeks, with almost 800 acres devastated.Some good has come from this ordeal. In the past, we had discussed the problems of saving our dogs from fire. Wecame up with different plans of action, but never actually did anything but talk about it. Now we realize that plans mustbe put into effect while there is time to do so. We now know what we must do and are working on it.Do you have emergency plans to protect your dogs in time of disaster? Do you have enough room in your vehicles tomake an escape with your dogs, if necessary? If you are away from home, have you left a work number for a neighbor toreach you in an emergency? Is there a note on your door or a prominent window stating that you have x number ofanimals within that need to be rescued in an emergency? Do you have a safe haven to take your dogs if you do leavewith them? The list of possibilities can be extensive. It is important to think things out when all is quiet and safe. Whenthe danger is upon you, it is too late to think calmly and make the best possible decisions for you and your dogs.Postscript:We watch the wasteland every day. It will probably be years before it becomes a vital wetland again. The herons, storks and otherfishers are long gone, and we miss them. But now that the land has cooled down, we have new visitors. Every day we see hundreds of Sandhill Cranes picking in the burned ground. They arrive at dawn at leave at sundown in huge noisy groups. A testamentthat things change, but life goes on.

Meet the Breeds, Orlando, FloridaPAGE8The 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show in Orlando, Florida was an amazing event. In addition to conformation and obedience, the performance events allowed the public to really see the dogs in action. Even law enforcement dogs put on demonstrations.The Meet The Breeds portion of the event was held on December 17 and 18 and was intended to bring the public upclose and personal with the 170 breeds whose parent clubs participated. It succeeded. This was my fourth AKC/Eukanuba MTB and I feel it was the best yet. Because of the much larger venue of the Convention Center, we were ableto be given larger booth space than in previous years and "The Crew" they had on hand to assist with unloading and reloading made navigating the huge facility a snap.PHCA member participation was wonderful. Things went very smoothly. Particular thanks go to Sheila Hoffman andShawna Swanson who did a marvelous job helping decorate and arrange the booth. They came down to Orlando withwall hangings and posters including some rare photos of early Pharaohs as well as photos highlighting Pharaoh Houndversatility.In addition to Sheila and Shawna manning the booth both days between their dogs' events, thanks go to Linda Lysherwho made a generous commitment of time to the booth both days. Thanks also go to Dominic Carota for fitting inblocks of time for booth coverage both days between his obligations to AKC. Thank you to other PHCA members forcoming by.Robert Newman, Pam Haig, Linda Witt and Theresa Harper.And, last, special appreciation to my friend, Paige Zalnoski who has helped out every year. This was the first time shedidn't bring Preston, her Pharaoh who died with all but one of her other dogs in her house fire a few years ago. He ismissed.The Pharaoh Hounds that participated were very well received by the public.and received the public very well. We areall looking forward to next year.Laurie LaventhallPHCA Education Committee MemberSheila and Trip (the blur of action!)Paige and Shawna (with Rory)

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Meet the Breeds, Javits Center, New York CityPAGENovember 19 & 20, 2011According to AKC Board Chair, Mr. Ronald Menaker, one can summarize the results using either of two well-knownquotes -- "If you build it, they will come" or "Location, location, location." Indeed they came. They kept coming and theycontinued arriving for two days without stop. Over 40,000 people attended the Meet the Breeds Event in New YorkCity in November!Parent Clubs including the PHCA offered a broad scope of educational opportunities. Dominic Carota, Stephen Sipperly,Denise Gentile and Jay Gentile along with Blaise, Kali, Phaith and Sirus represented the PHCA to the general public. ThePharaohs were absolutely wonderful with the public especially young, inquisitive children.The presenting sponsor, Pet Partners, provided pet care plans and spearheaded the more than 100 vendor booths and15 additional sponsors in attendance.AKC's Government Relations Department welcomed some of the 110 elected officialsserving as honorary chairs along with their staff members and families.Hundreds of Girl Scouts enjoyed the dogs while earning an AKC Merit badge. Two days of ongoing demonstrations, included Earthdog, Obedience, Agility, US Customs and Border Protection, United States Police Canine Association, theAKC's Humane Fund ACE Awards and the Best Booth.Tens of thousands of dog lovers of all sizes and shapes were educated in numerous ways about the American KennelClub, AKC CAR, and The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.The AKC Board and the Staff thanked all volunteers, Parent Clubs and their veryspecial dogs!!Submitted byDominic Palleschi Carota10

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PAGEIn the Center FieldCongratulations to our Best In Field Pharaoh Hounds!Be sure to let the editor know of these wins so they can be published.Wyatt Witt, DC Churuka Caught Red Handed, SCOctober 30, 2011 in Hollister, CaliforniaOwners: Linda & Greg WittWyatt Witt, DC Churuka Caught Red Handed, SCNovember 19, 2011 at Northern CA WhippetOwners: Linda & Greg WittPhisher, DC Hallam’s Phisher of Beckaby, MCNovember 24, 2011 at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club, Chino, CAOwners: V Bellito & S SipperlyPhorest, BISS GCh DC Multi BIF Hallam’s Phorest of Bekaby, BN, RA, MC, CGC, TDINovember 25, 2011 at Pharaoh Hound Fanciers of Northern CAOwners: Robert Newman & D Carota & S SipperlyWink, GCh DC Mia Bakhu’s Sleeping with the Enemy of Hallam, SCNovember 26, 2011 at Pharaoh Hound Fanciers of Northern CAOwners: Robert Newman & Pamm Haig & Linda Witt & D CarotaGilda, BIF CH Mia Bakhu’s Hanky Panky, JCDecember 3, 2011 at TSSC in Saxonburg, PA (and new CH on 12/17/11!)Owners: Meredith Wille & Pam Haig12

AKC National Lure Coursing ChampionshipThe American Kennel Club’s National Lure Coursing Championship (NLCC) competition was held in Cat Spring, TX on December 3rd and 4th2011. The American Kennel Club Offers only one NFC (National Field Champion) Title in Lure Coursing per year. This year the title was awarded to the Pharaoh Hound Iko, NFC FC Hallam’s Iko Iko of Phaethan SC owned by Katherine Smith. Iko who is 2 ½ years old and had quite anamazing start in 2011: AKC: Out of 8 events - 8 BOBs, 2 BIFs, and NLCC. ASFA Out of 19 events - 16 BOBs3 BIFs out of 5 offered and 2 BIEsout of 3.This is the third time since 1994 that a Pharaoh Hound has won the NLCC. The first Pharaoh Hound was Greedy (NFC DC Anarbens I Want ItAll, SC, FCh) owned by Kay and Marshall Durr who earned the title in St. Louis in 1999, the second Pharaoh Hound was Violet (NFC DCHallam’s Essence of Violet, MC, LCX5 FCh) in North Carolina in 2007 owned by Dominic Carota and Stephen Sipperly. Violet was the onlySighthound in NLCC History to win Best in Field on the first day of the NLCC, Best in Field on the second day of the NLCC and then go on towin Best in Event at the NLCC. Check it out all three were bitches something to be said for girl power in our breed!To enter the NLCC, the AKC has set forth a set of qualifications as follows:All hounds must be qualified to enter AKC Lure Coursing Trials asstated under Chapter I, Section 3 of the Regulations for Lure Coursing Tests and Trials. Any of the following requirements shall qualify a houndto enter the NLCC:1. All eligible hounds which have earned an AKC Field Championship prior to the closing date for entries.2. All eligible hounds in the Top 25 hounds of each breed from the preceding calendar year, using the AKC designated system for breed points.3. All eligible hounds which were awarded a Best in Field at an all breed AKC Lure Coursing Trial in the current year.4. Best of Breed on each day of the most recent AKC National Lure Coursing Championship.5. All eligible hounds which were awarded Best in Field at an AKC Lure Coursing trial held in conjunction with thatbreed’s National Specialty.6. All Open and Veteran hounds must have an accumulation of at least 3 points.From what I understand from Robert Newman, Darci Kunard, Katherine Smith and numerous friends in other breeds, great fun was had by all —especially the Pharaohs doing what they do best!IkoCayman (Y) and Phorest (P)BIF Day 1: Jerrie (B), Bonnie (P), Iko (Y)

AKC National Lure Coursing ChampionshipPAGE14Saturday’s ResultsBest of Breed Hallam’s Iko Iko of Phaethan SCPHARAOH HOUND/OPEN(3 starters)1. BOB IKO - HALLAM'S IKO IKO OF PHAETHAN SC. F. HP34800802

Dec 18, 2012 · Oakland County Kennel Club – Saturday, January 21, 2012 Sahuaro State Kennel Club – Saturday, February 4, 2012 Colorado Kennel Club – Sunday, February 19, 2012 International Kennel Club of Chicago – Sunday, February 26, 2012 The AKC Owner/Handler competition will be cond