1771 Roble Grande Rd. 
Alpine, CA 91901 
(619) 659-9393 
(619) 659-5966 (fax) 
Email: sandiegosportingdogclub@gmail.com


August 2011 Newsletter

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President:  Joe Artes

1st VP:      Rick Greenwell

2nd VP:     Pam Felgenhauer

Treasurer: Wendy Greenwell

Secretary: Randy Domingos

Board Members:  
               Bill Cox
               Ron Dotson
               Trevor Niarchos 
               Mary Sarmiento

Bonas' Roxie on point while training at Prado.
Verland Nolta photograph


Calendar of Events

General Membership and Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 10th, 7:00PM
Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway, El Cajon


Upcoming Hunt Tests


Prado Basin HRC Presents
Introduction to the HRC

Saturday August 13th, 9:00 AM at Prado Dog Park
Chino Ca. 

Hosted by Brian Dunlevy of the Las Vegas HRC

This event seeks to introduce handlers to this new CA hunt test forum, including demonstrations and discussion of the rules, gun safety, basic test setups, judging, etc.

BBQ and dog games to follow Demo Day
All interested parties welcome.

Prado Basin HRC Contact info.

President Steve Stevens Steve stevens@me.com
Vice President Kelly Greenwood kzunell2@yahoo.com 
Secretary/Treasurer Lisa Griggs blue-wing@verizon.net 


IVRC NAHRA hunt test will be held at Prado September 24,25 
2011.  There will be awards for the dogs.  The weekend will also include a dinner, raffle and other activities.  Click on link below for the Premium and additional information.

IVRC - NAHRA Premium

The Board of Directors and General Meeting Report

There was not a meeting in July.  The next meeting is August 10th.


Recent Events

2011 SDSDC Annual Picnic

By Randy Domingos

We had another great picnic this year with great weather and great food.  Thanks to the efforts of Wendy and Rick Greenwell all had a great time.  The buffalo burgers and brats were awesome as was all the tasty stuff everyone brought.  

Earlier this year Jimmie Phillips was voted in as an Honorary Life Member of the SDSDC.  Jimmie was given this honor for his 19 years of volunteerism and support of the San Diego Sporting Dog Club.  Even with Taz and Rio having gone off to pheasant heaven Jimmie continues to volunteer at  our Shoot to Retrieve events and be our Firearms Safety Officer. Thanks Jimmie, The club wouldn't be what it is without your efforts. Thanks go out to Mary Sarmiento, Pam Felgenhauer and Mike Linville, Ron Dotson and Randy Domingos for contributing to Jimmies award.

Jimmie Received two awards with his Honorary Membership.  An engraved plaque and a composite photo of himself with his two best pals Taz and Rio.

Awards were presented for the February Shoot to Retrieve. Congratulations to our winners.

Open Class Winners

Amateur Class Winners

1st   Frank Hoffman and Hank
2nd   Rick Greenwell and Greta
3rd   Mary Sarmiento and Jag

1st   Donald Flanagan & Boomer
2nd     Bob Brown and Hans
3rd    Don Wilke and Murphy

We also recognized our volunteers for this years events with special prizes for volunteers that attended the picnic.  Volunteers that helped out at our Shoot to Retrieve events, Safety Shoot, Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic and picnic and all the other little chores that need to be done. Thanks again to all of you that pitch in and make it all happen. 


In the Field

Training at Prado

By Randy Domingos

Some of us met at Prado Dog Park in Chino on July 23rd for a day of impromptu dog training.  Mary came up with the idea at the picnic and got the ball rolling.  Thanks Mary.  We were able to snag a pond with an adjoining field so we had a nice area to ourselves.  The pointers worked the field in the morning.  We got in lots of good points, backing work and retrieves.  We also did some cross training with the retrievers working the field and the pointers doing water work.  We all had fun and were out of there before it got too warm.  There was some talk of trying to go again soon so watch your email.

Biff Ellington and Misty.
Verland Nolta photograph

Misty doing what she does best.
Verland Nolta photograph

Patch and Mary Sarmiento
Verland Nolta photograph

Patch backing Verland.
Verland Nolta photograph

Trevor's Brandy on point.
Verland Nolta photograph

Mary and Eleanor.
Verland Nolta photograph

Bryan Bonas' 14 year old Sophie getting it done on land ........

.......and water.
Verland Nolta photograph

Randy's Wyatt on point.
Verland Nolta photograph

Go'in for a swim!
Verland Nolta photograph

Wyatt on a retrieve.
Verland Nolta photograph

Pam's Decoy at the office.
Verland Nolta photograph


The Crazy Things We Do When We Can't Go Hunting

Someone Please Save These Dogs From Their Humans

By Randy Domingos

We celebrated Wyatt's 5th Birthday July 22nd with party hats and cupcakes.

The Bonas family 4th of July Celebration.

"Someone Save Me Please!!!!!"


Around the Fire Hydrant

Newsletter Submissions:
To submit an article, brag, recipe or want ad to the SDSDC Newsletter please send an E-Mail to:  RandyDomingos@sandiegosportingdogclub.org

E-Collars Information:

Steve Sarmiento is now a Tri-Tronics representative and can help you with information and purchasing Tri-Tronics collars. 

If you are thinking about getting an e-collar, and want to do some research, go to this link
  www.gundogsupply.com/dog-training-collars-buyers-guide.html for a lot of  information.

Training Opportunities:
Pam and Mary are holding obedience classes in Alpine, North County and Lakeside. Basic obedience for puppies and adults, behavior issues, rescued dogs, AKC Canine Good Citizen classes and Puppy Star classes. Also available for private in home lessons. Call for details 619-659-9393 or 619-442-5354 or email muscat54@gmail.com.

Steve Sarmiento is accepting dogs for training.  Cost is $650 per month and includes birds.    Contact Steve at 619-659-9393 or sssarmi@gmail.com

Dog Portraits and other Art
Have your best friend and hunting partner immortalized in a commissioned painting. Visit the website of SDSDC member Ron Dotson. www.rondotson.com  His work is now in private collections both nationally and internationally. If you are interested in any of his works or commissioning a painting, please contact him by e-mail or by phone at (619) 925-2606. 

Denise Rich is also an accomplished artist and club member.  Denise is also known as "The Official Happy Cow" artist. In 2006 she was commissioned by the California Milk Advisory Board to paint their famous Happy Cows of the Real California Milk campaign. In addition to cows, Denise paints dogs, pets, or really anything.  If you are interested in any of her works or commissioning a painting, please contact her at her studio at 619- 933-5935.  Or send her an e-mail.  Please visit her website to see some of her work.

Contact Donna Sarmiento and her new company - Your Canvas Creations.   With a good photograph you too can create a great piece of art.

For your shooting needs:
Hi-Pass Sports 2435 Alpine Blvd #B Alpine, CA 619 445-4039. 

Anti-Poison Hotline
You may want to take a look at the ASPCA webpage at ASPCA.com. It contains useful information about poisoning. And if you think your dog has been poisoned, you should remember this number 1-888-426-4435, the ASPCA Anti-poisoning hotline for dogs. You get your questions answered. Yes, there is a $60 fee for it but if you wonder what to do when you see your dog just ate/drank something strange, keep the number handy.

For Sale & Must Have

FOR SALE: Command Leads and Leather Collars Call Steve Sarmiento for details. 619-701-2089

FOR SALE: Bird Boxes - The club purchased several used bird boxes and we have some available for purchase by club members.  Cost is $20 per box.  These are the same orange transport boxes that we use for our events and sell new for over $70.  Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393

FOR SALE: All fiberglass, 3 kennel dog box for sale. $750 OBO.  Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393


FOR SALE: Custom Truck Vaults:

If any members are interested in a truck vault check this out.  I had this made in Oregon by a skilled cabinet maker. It is like the "truck vaults" you can pay two to three times as much for. He will make one like this for $700. If someone wants one, I can bring it back on one of my numerous trips back and forth. If someone is interested they can get a closer look at mine at my home or have them call Mike Moran at 619-444-4158. I get nothing out of this but goodwill. Trying to pump a little money into the economy up there. My box is for a short bed 6.5'. An eight footer might be a bit more. I had the drawers made to hold my longest shotgun - 55".


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