Doberman Pinscher Club Of America
WORKING APTITUDE EVALUATION
Saturday, June 15th, 2013 in Galt, California
Sponsored by the Doberman Pinscher Clubs of Reno, Northern California, and Redwood Empire
Reported by Eve Auch
On Saturday, June 15th, in ideal weather, the DPCs of Reno, Northern California and Redwood Empire held their annual WAE, potluck and public event.
The turnout for the WAE was large and enthusiastic. There were 26 dogs in the WAE with 15 passing. It was wonderful to see so many champions go through the evaluation (11) and also to see the high pass rate.
The following dogs passed the WAE (listed alphabetically and any error is mine and unintentional):
GCh. Caryola's Antiqua
Haida Van Het Wantij
GCh. Heartwood's Bark At The Moon
Ch. Irongate's Blackthorn
Ch. Irongate's Borne On The Wind
GCh. Irongate's Hot Buttered Rum CD (new ROM)
Irongate's Restless Wind
Irongate's Whirlwind Twister
GCh. Manorie Dobe's Foxtrot
Oppenheimer's Atom Bomb Von Luka
Ch. Pamelot's Pump Up The Volume
Ch. 'Rena'ssance De Otra Tierra
'Rena'ssance Rockin Rollin Stone
Riva Von Luka
After the WAE, those attending sampled a large and varied potluck and a speaker held everyone's attention throughout her presenation. The speaker was Dr. Jeaneen (Jean) Metzler who is the reproductive specialist practicing at the Orangevale Veterinary Hospital. Her topic was Breeding Management Of The Dog. Dr. Metzler is the breeder of show dogs including Dobermans, Greyhounds, and Minature longhaired Dachshunds.
A personal note I'd like to add: We were fortunate in having one of the best decoy's I've experienced since we had James Patrick years ago. He was new to the position this year, having never been aware that there was such a thing as a WAE. Lewis Smith did an exceptional job and has promised to come back next year. The evaluator was the ROM program's newest member, Eric Peterson, and those going through the WAE wrote some very impressive comments about his ability as an evaluator.
Same time next year!
To learn more about upcoming WAE, visit DPCA.org.