1771 Roble Grande Rd. 
Alpine, CA 91901 
(619) 339-4801 
(619) 659-5966 (fax) 
Email: sandiegosportingdogclub@gmail.com


November 2011 Newsletter

Click here for printable PDF version

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

Hans, Bob Brown's Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Verland Nolta photograph


Calendar of Events

General Membership and Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00PM
Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway, El Cajon


Fall Shoot to Retrieve

Saturday, October 29th

Honey Spring Dog Training Area

If you plan on attending and don't know how to get there, email me and I will give you directions.

Set up Time: 7 am

Start Time: 8 am or before, if everything gets setup sooner.

Cost: $55.00 per entry

Birds: Rooster pheasants

When sending in your entries please let me know the following:

Dog(s) name(s), Handler, shotgun gauge, which stake you are entering. Please note that we now have four (4) stakes: Pointers: Open and Amateur and Retrievers: Open and Amateur. Randy sent the new rules out so please read them before you come to the event.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 27th at 8 pm.

I still need quite a few volunteers to setup, plant birds, check people in and collect entry fees, time keepers and tear down.

If you have other plans for that day and still want to enter the S2R, if you come and help setup, I will put your dog(s) in to run in the beginning.

Click here to Volunteer or Register

Click here to view the S2R rules


2011 Game Bird Heritage Hunts

Game Bird Heritage
South Coast Region
Wild Bird and Apprentice Pheasant Hunts
Apprentice Pheasant; morning hunts start at 8:00 am, afternoon start at 12:00 pm.
All hunts start with field orientation and safety speech one half hr. prior to hunt time.

Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve
San Diego County
Dove September 3rd Morning

September 3rd Afternoon
September 4th Morning
November 20th Morning
November 20th Afternoon

GBH Apprentice Pheasant Hunt Family Junior Women’s
11/19/11 am -Family 11/19/11 pm - Junior
12/10/11 am - Family
12/10/11 pm - Family
12/11/11 am - Family 12/11/11 pm - Junior
 01/29/12 am Women
01/29/12 pm  Junior

Contact: Nicholas Bechtel with any questions (562)254-8969

Contact Joe Artes if you would like to volunteer as a dog handler.


Fall Classic
December 17th, 2011 - Training Day
December 18th, 2011 - Fall Classic

Location TBD


October Training Day at High On Kennels

We had a good turnout for our October Training day.  Tracy Presson at High On Kennels hosted our event and it turned out to be a fantastic day and we got allot of work done.  We used her groomed field and pond for some water work.  Everyone pitched in and kept things going so thanks to all of you to help make it work.  I want especially thank Bob Brown for taking the time to learn to plant birds and Trevor Niarchos and Mike Linville for staying to the end and helping me with Wyatt.

Trevor's Brandy showing what lots of training gets you.

Verland Nolta photograph

Ed and Maureen Marr's Abbey

Randy Domingos photograph

Barry Stahl working Remington

Verland Nolta photograph

Ed and Maureen's Munsterlander pup, Bree

Randy Domingos photograph

Mary Sarmiento's pupil for the day, Angel

Verland Nolta photograph

Mary and Angel

Verland Nolta photograph

Randy's Wyatt testing Sylmar Dogwear's new field boots.  Look for a review in an upcoming newsletter.

Verland Nolta photograph

Angel working the pond

Verland Nolta photograph


The San Diego Sporting Dog Club would like to thank Tracy Presson and High On Kennels for the use of their training field.  Tracy conducts our rattlesnake avoidance clinics and is available to train your dog for field work or boarding your dog.  You can contact her at 760-782-0728 or by email at this link.  High On Kennels


Board of Directors election will be November 9th at our General Meeting

 We will send a ballot by email Sunday the November the 6th.  E-mail ballots must be returned to the club g-mail by no later than 5pm Wednesday the 9th, anyone else wishing to vote may show up at the meeting and we will vote at 7:30 and tally it up.  We have several new candidates running for the Board but have at least one opening available on the Executive Committee.  It's not to late to throw your hat in the ring so if you're interested please contact me and I'll get you added to the list.  We're hoping to have a full and active Board of Directors for next year so if you have the time to commit your efforts will be greatly appreciated.  It's those who volunteer that makes it all happen and we need your help.  If you'd like to help or can talk someone into running please contact us at the link below.



Mary Sarmiento's Abbey and Patch Complete Tests

Earlier this month Abby earned a NAVHDA Prize 1 in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test with a score of 112 points out of a possible 112 for a perfect score.

Last weekend Abby passed 2 legs toward her JR Hunter title at the GSP Club HT at Oak Grove, and Patch earned 1 leg toward his Senior Title. Good going you three!




The Board of Directors and General Meeting Report

October Minutes

Minutes for the October 12th Board and General meeting.  Board Members present were, Rick Greenwell, Pam Felgenhauer, Trevor Niarchos, and Randy Domingos. Joe Artes, Ron Dotson Bill Cox, Wendy Greenwell and Mary Sarmiento were unable to attend. Also present were Mike Linville and Ed Marr.


No new members.

By Laws

No update

Release of Liability Waiver

Randy mimicked the example release supplied by the Toothacres and the board will review it and discuss it at the November meeting.

2012 Snake Clinics

Scheduled dates are:

March 3rd, 2012 Snake Clinic will be held at Collared Scholar in Poway.
May 26th, 2012 at High On Kennels.

DFG Game Bird Heritage Hunts

The Jamul dates are November 19th, December 10th and 11th and January 29th.  Joe will coordinate the dog handlers.  The DFG prefers pointing dogs only for this event.

Fall Classic

Will be held December 3rd and 4th in the Imperial valley.  Location TBD.


Due to an error in maintaining the website some pages rolled back to last year.  It will be fixed.

Club Laptop

Trevor Niarchos was reimbursed for the purchase of the club laptop.

Treasures Report

As of October 12th the club had $5337.99 in the bank. Wendy also worked up the yearly income/expense report.

Board of Directors Election

Randy will send out a request for members to join the election committee or nominate members to run for the Board.


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 619-339-4801 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.

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 619-701-2089

FOR SALE: All fiberglass, 3 kennel dog box for sale. $750 OBO.  Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-701-2089


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