2018 Ontario Regional Specialty
in conjunction with Erie Shore Kennel Club,
Caledonia Ontario (June 1 to 4)
Judge David Wong (Australia)
Sweeps (Puppy & Veteran) Judge Wayne Cavanaugh (USA)
The weekend will have 8 sets of Borzoi points available: 4 specialties and 4 all-breed shows. Specialties include Borzoi Canada, Borzoi Club of Ontario, Gazehound Ontario, All Hound Club of Ontario.
There are plenty of classes remaining to be sponsored. $50 covers the cost of rosette and prize; any amount can go into the General Trophy Fund. You will also be recognized in the show catalogue for your support.
Looking forward to seeing everyone for a fun-filled weekend. Thanks in advance for your donation and thank you to those who have already sponsored a class/award.
Please contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) for classes you wish to sponsor.
David Wong: I was born to a family that always had Pointers and setters for hunting in the Colony of Hong Kong. My late father was a keen hunter and a great shot. When I was 13 years old he gave me a side by side Winchester 20 gauge model 21 (a rare gun now) to learn to shoot skeet at the HKGC as he was the President for many years. He also created the only gun licensee in Hong Kong and that lasted for decades from 1929. My sisters and I learned to do competitive shooting from when we were very young in skeet, trap and rifle competition. We hunted partridges, snipe, duck and quail and woodcocks in the New Territories on Kowloon, Hong Kong. At that era the hills and the mountains were full of game and so very sparsely populated and the countryside was so beautiful.
We always had superb pointers and setters for hunting partridges. It was not until I finished Sydney University studies that I was introduced by some friends of other breeds to go to see dog shows in Sydney. After a few times, I was hooked to showing Pointers. My late father was most annoyed with me to show dogs instead of using the dogs solely for hunting leisure.
My luck came when I read and saw the English Field and Country Life magazine in the early 1964. There were two to three pages written on the well-known Crookrise Pointers owned by Walter Edmondson at Skipton, Yorkshire. Walter was about to die with cancer and so the two magazines wrote such an alluring life of this famous man and his Pointers with some beautiful photographs of Crookrise Vogue, Crookrise Duncanson and Crookrise Briar. Those few dogs caught my heart and soul at once.
Being young and wanting to own such type of Pointers I was fortunate enough to get hold of Kitty Edmondson by phone to her home at the Gardens House near Skipton. From the moment when I called, Kitty and I became friends for over 30 years or more. Our relationship developed into trusting friendship till nowadays even after her passing. I had her beautiful dogs and also bred some beautiful dogs that had won BIS not just for myself but for others. I also trained them for the gun and my dual purpose devotion took me to grouse shooting by the kind invitation of Lady Jean Fforde of Isle of Arran fame. My father gave me a Churchill side by side 12 gauge shotgun to take to Scotland to grouse shoot on Arran together with hunting jacket, breeches and boots. Through the famous Crookrise Pointers of Kitty Edmondson and her daughter Cicely Robertshaw I also met many prominent pointer breeders and judges of various breeds who became my mentors in UK. I learned so much from them and their dogs. Without them I would never be successful as I am today.
I am qualified to judge all breeds of Gundogs and Hounds. I judged Crufts, American Pointer Club National and The Southern Pointer Club championship show twice in England. I judged in various championship shows in England and Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia.
Wayne Cavanaugh is a third-generation dog fancier. His grandfather John bred Kerry Blue Terriers and his father Raymond bred English Setters and Beagles. Wayne and his wife Cheryl bred and exhibited Pointers, English Setters, and Beagles under the Onsage prefix. Their Pointers have won major awards at six AKC American Pointer Club Nationals, all owner-handled, the earliest of which were Best of Winners in 1974 and Best of Breed in 1980. “Myles”, Ch. Rossenarra Amontillado, was only the second orange and white to ever win the AKC Pointer National and was a top sire and sire of four Best in Show Winners. Their “Derby”, Ch. Rossenarra Impudence, was a Top Producing Dam of the Year for all sporting breeds and the dam of Ch. Onsage Devil his Due who was also a top producer and the sire of Ch. Onsage Tiznow Bravura, a top winner in Canada and BOW at the AKC APC National. Wayne has judged gundogs, hounds, and terriers in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Japan and Mexico. Some other National Specialty assignments include the AKC Irish Setter National, the AKC English Setter National, the CKC Irish Setter National, Pointer and Setter Specialties at the Irish Kennel Club Saint Patrick’s Show and the Irish Gundog Field and Show Society. Wayne served as Vice President of the American Kennel Club from 1991 to 1997, and President of the United Kennel Club from 1999 to 2014. He was a Charter Member of the Board of Directors of the AKC Canine Health Foundation and represented the United States at the World Congress of Kennel Clubs in Bermuda and Ireland. For more than 20 years, he appeared as a television commentator in the USA and UK at many major dog events including Crufts and the Animal Planet National Dog Championship television series, and has written extensively for a variety of dog publications. He and his wife Cheryl live in Michigan with a Beagle and Irish Wolfhound. They have two adult children; Dr. Hayley Cavanaugh-Bedeck and Brody Myles Cavanaugh. Brody represented the fourth generation of Cavanaughs in the sport as co-owner of the 2015 Westminster Best in Show winner, the Beagle, Ch. Tashtin’s Lookin for Trouble.