I have been asked by Deb Broad, Editor of the GSPCA Yearbook, to post some
information about the upcoming deadline which is November 30.
Unfortunately, until last year when we had a combined volume for 2006-2008,
the GSPCA had been without a Yearbook Editor for a number of years, so many
people are unfamiliar with the Yearbook's importance. This is the official
record of the breed for the year, with titles etc. confirmed from downloads
directly from AKC. If you go to the AKC Library in NYC for example, this is the
official resource that would be given to future researchers who would want to
work on the history of our breed. Although there is much information posted on
the web, it's also wonderful to be able to hold a succinct compendium of the
breed for a particular year right in your hands, as well as enjoy the
pictures and pedigrees.
A few important points:
(1) You do not need to be a GSPCA member for your dog to be
listed in the Yearbook.
(2) There is a charge for photos, but all pedigrees submitted by the
owner are published free.
(3) There are sections for all AKC titles -- show, field, trial. hunt
test, rally, obedience, agility, tracking etc.
(4) There is also a section for foreign and non-AKC titles -- Canadian,
UKC, NAVHDA, American Field etc.
(5) There is a special section in the front for all the
annual National Awards like Show dog of the Year etc., as well as the
winners of the National Field Trial, National Specialty etc.
(6) Dogs can qualify to be posted in more than one category -- for example,
if your dog became a champion in 2009 and also obtained another title as well,
you can post the dog under both sections. Or, if your dog became a champion and
obtained some of its points at a specialty show, it can be posted under both the
show champion and specialty show winners sections.
This is a project that requires enormous attention to detail -- submitting
material before the last minute helps to promote accuracy, and makes the
Editor's job a whole lot easier.This is also a volunteer position -- Deb's
husband recently had heart surgery, and she has literally been working on the
AKC files from her laptop in his hospital room. Please help out by
participating ... and participating early.
Any questions can be addressed to Deb at the email address above. Past
issues of the Yearbook that are still available can be ordered through the GSPCA