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Page 10- The Issaquah Press, Wednesday, November 11, 1987 \\;\ Cats need tags, too Many cat owners fail to realize the importance of pro- viding their pets with I.D. tags like most dogs wear. The King County Humane Society says far more cats die because they get lost and their owners can't find them, than ever get hurt from wearing a collar. A cat wearing a stretchy, escapable collar with name and phone number of the owner can be returned home quickly. Every cat, whether they roam indoors or out, should always carry this information. I gi WHY GRIN *."' AND IGNORE IT? SARA'S GROOMING Dog & Cat Specialists a licensed complete services Located at the Newport Hills Animal Clinic 13018 SE 72nd, Renton 226-4044 or t 8432 - 118th Ave SE Renton 235-5071 I Pets in all shapes and sizes, some pedigreed, some not. All just waiting for someone to love a lot. Pets 00t's all in the brE,(00.c ring for these, :00bampion dogs by Linda Thielke It may seem redundant to say that breeders of champion show dogs are a "rare breed," but it's true. Who else would care so intensely about the appear- ance of an animals toenails, spend hours plucking hairs one by one from a dog's body, or ship a much-loved pet across the country just on the chance of producing the perfect litter of pups? As the No one wins when 00,uppies, kittens become presents pays for the adoption fees and the recipient is able to pick out the pet of his choice after the holidays, when things are quieter and calmer. It gives both parties a "cooling off" period and a chance to think about the responsibilities of being a pet owner. To prevent rash decisions about Christmas puppies, the Eastgate Humane Society regularly closes a couple of days before the holiday to discourage last-minute adop- tions. an said. "They are the worst times to bring a pet into a house." Young puppies are en- thralled by the colorful deco- rations and easily accessible and abundant food of the holidays. Frequently they perceive it all as a treat just for them and eat things not intended for them or chew on decorations. Rather than give a pet for Christmas, the Humane So- ciety encourages giving gift certificates. The gift-giver Winterize your pets That fluffy Christmas puppy with its bright red collar is an adorable addition to the holidays. Adorable, that is, until it makes its first mess or chews on its first leather shoe. In fact, the Hu- mane Society says many a holiday has been ruined by the well-intentioned gift of a puppy. "Lots of people really think they know a person and they think that person will want a pet," said a Human Society spokeswoman. "But many times they find out that person didn't really want it at all." Giving a pet for the holi- days can lead to bad feelings all around. The giver feels bad because the gift isn't appreci- ated. The recipient feels bad because he or she is suddenly stuck with an unwanted pet. And the pet suffers, too. "Holiday times are as stressful for pets as they are for people," the spokeswom- After a warm and beautiful fall here in Washington, we're heading into the chilly days of winter. Check your pet's immunization schedule. After a busy summer you may have overlooked a re- minder notice from our office and we don't want your pet to be unprotected. Every pet i needs a consistent program of health checkups and immu- nizations. Be careful with antifreeze! Chances are, you've already winterized your car but if you still plan to put antifreeze in, be careful! Many cats love the taste -- and even a spoonful can be fatal. Don't tempt fate. Use common sense ALL BREED GROOMING & BOARDING and Cats too/ Issaquah, Wa. 392-1888 Tiger Mountain Kennel Raising and showing the finest Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since 1973. We also have a small, quality Boarding Kennel available for your favorite dog. Private runs, plus 3 daily walks. 24226 S.E. Tiger Mtn. Road, Issaquah 392-1011 Ell II I II "Let 15 years of p knowledgeable, friendly advice be your guide to Christmas gift giving." t 61tri000000 The perfect gift for all. Aquarium set-ups for a beginner or the advanced hobbyist. Fish make a great gift ideal Fresh or saltwater fish of all kinds. i '1 ) s Don,t fort your pet: dog and cat Christmas stockings, toys, treats and canine apparel. We've got it all. Come browse! Small animals, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs are excellent children's gftst Parakeets to parrots. Complete ts. Display cages. Something for everyone! Gift certificates available. Qualified and experienced. "Friendly advice," Call usl II I in cold weather care. Don't surprise an indoor dog by putting him out in the cold for winter. Many dogs will live happily outside, but they need to get used to it. Use the same common sense, too, as frigid weather ap- proaches when you walk your dog  very small breeds may need jackets. --Tend to water sup- plies. Pets, and large ani- mals, need as much or more water during cold weather as they do hot. Don't let water freeze of water bowls go un- filled. Use caution when starting your car. Many cats like to snuggle up next to a warm engine, so "thump" the hood before you start the car. --Washington State Vet- erinary Medical Association RENTON LOEHMANN'S PLAZA KENT EAST SURPRISE LK, VILLAGE PLAZA HILL PLAZA SQUARE 226.3215 b41.9240 852-9240 927.4455 I I I II II ] I I I I ..... lllllIHI ]l I I .... I ill breeders themselves will tell you, it's not a profession, hobby or sport  it's a love affair. "I thought it would be a good hobby," says Gaff St. John, an Issaquah area breeder who specializes in miniature schnauzers, "but I didn't real- ize it would become a magnificent obsession." Nor did she, or most novice breeders, realize how much time, effort and money would eventually go into their little hobby. "You don't buy a pair of dogs and let them have pup- pies under the porch," says Judith Klimke Williams. "It's very difficult to make money off of it. Most of us do it as a hobby, like collecting stamps. But.4ry hugging a stamp collection." Williams' love of animals led her breeding dachshunds. Having been a veterinary as- sistant for more than 17 years, she liked all animals, but it was a cast-off 11-year- old emaciated pup that stole her heart and started her off as breeder. She now specializes in long-hair dachshunds and wire hair versions of the breed. She describes the long hairs as "Irish Setters with their legs chopped off," but they are much more elegant than that with classic profiles and silky red coats that often have a frosting of black here and there. Her wire hairs are bristly little bundles that re- semble a stretched-out schnauzer. There are many rules and regulations for what is called a hobby kennel. Williams must provide 3/4 of an acre for her dogs, and she can keep no more than 10. Those are King County regulations. Her own personal standards demand that she has a warm, clean kennel with lots of ex- ercise space for her dogs. She feeds them high quality and expensive food, plus provides them with the best medical care available,, She must also educate herself to be know- ledgeable in several areas in- cluding nutrition,; genetics and kennel management. In addition to just raising a purebred dog, there is the ex- pense and effort of showing such an animal at American Kennel Club (AKC) champi- onships or breed club shows. St. John and her partner Ruth Preufert are veterans of the show circuit, and a schnauzer is one of the most labor-intensive dogs to show. All Critters Animal HosPital 1 Specializing in all Small Critters I including Birds. I Jerry B.ishop / D.V.00 /  "   Gall Miler, D.V.M./ .,  Associate / ' 392.PETS J - Cascade Business Park - Issaquah, Wa. 98027 Judith Klimke Williams has branched out to a new dachshund variety -- the miniature wlerhalr. Photos by Llnda Thlelke. Flossle, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, can count many members of European royal families among her ancestors. : : Sabrlna Is a gorgeous redhead, and a good example of a long-hair dachshund. 00ssagtr, ct t VSTER//VARY DR. BRUCE BIERBAUM Our full-service veterinary hospital provides high quali(y medical care for Issaquah's small creatures, cats, dogs, sheep, goats, and llamas 795 1ST AVE. N.W. 392-6211 MED O'LYN KENNELS & PET BOUTIQUE Issaquah's Only Full Service Do cl & at Facility With Over 20 Years Experience. We Groom In Full View Of The Iublic-Stop in And Watchl Specializing In: AKC Puppies & Stud Services BOARDING. Poodles, Toy & Standard Private Indoor/Outdoor English Bull Terriers Heated Kennels Silky Terriers Pekingese ALL BREED Grooming Basenji (barkless) PET SUPPLIES Shih Tzu Papillon's (Butterfly Dogs) Large Breed & Cats Welcome Old & Prollem Dogs Extensive Pet Dell Call for Information-and to reserVe your holiday appointments! Questions Gladly Answered THE PET DOOR PANEL THAT FITS YOUR PATIO DOOR Keep your sliding door CLOSED & LOCKED i_:- IIEt. -' you, pets ome J' & go as they please. 24 hours a day. Frees you from being a door opening slave to your pet. Energy Conserving Features help reduce heating & cooling bills. Savei Carpets & drapes. Wood Door/Wall Model also available KIT'S INTERIORS = 641-7645 I I L! MAN li  () ( I I I  13212 S.E. Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005 __... 1-0080 Dogs of this breed actually have two coats. There is a soft undercoat that varies in color from light gray to al- most charcoal. The top layer, or hard coat, is longer and tougher hair. To get the per- fect show coat on a schnau- zer, the hard coat must be pulled out by hand several weeks prior to a show. After about ten weeks of growth, it is just right for showing. Several other dogs in the ter- rier family also have these kinds of coats. Most house- hold pets of this breed are simply clipped, but that won't do for the show dog. After the coat reaches its desired length, St. John pre- pares a dog for show by washing it with a self-rinsing shampoo, brushing chalk (kind of a doggie hairspray) into the schnauzer's leggings, then brushing and drying with a blow drier to remove most of the chalk residue. "Some people say we're crazy to go with schnauzers, but then I look at people with Old English sheepdogs and I think they're crazy." The intricacies of actually oroducinz a litter of quality puppies is not the same as it is for the dog on the street. Bloodlines of potential mates are closely researched to strive for the perfect body type, physical appearance and per- sonality. Breeding etiquette demands that the lady dog always vis- its the gentleman on his home turf, so breeders end up shipping their females across country for impregnation. The reasoning behind this is that the males must feel as comfortable as possible to achieve the best results. Soon, Tiger Mountain Kennel's Flossie will be winging her way to her first assignation. Her owner, Mary Jepsky, has high hopes for the litter Flossie may produce from the match-up. Flossie's litter will perpetuate more than 300 years of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. KENNELS Next to Far-Far's and Skippers 32305 NE 8th, Carnation 660 Front Street N. 15 minutes from Issaquah Issaquah 333-4512 392-1888 The Cavaliers are the cl" sic royal dog." They are small black and white, chestnut and white featured in the old paintings and in royal families from En to Spain. "Mary Queen of Scots 1" tually had one who went t0 the guillotine with her," sap Jepsky. "They are a lovely dog to have in the honlO, gentle and sweet, and veff easy to live with." The current "first dog"in the White House is a Cave" lier, given to Nancy Reag after her first choice o.f Washington canine comp" ion was a little too ramba" tious for her. Like the other breed0rS, Jepsky's productions are a!S0 her pets, and she cares a l0t about them all. All say  sign of a good breeder is someone who raises quality pets as well as champion show dogs. With the average litter producing three to five puS, not every puppy will qualiff for the ring. St. John says tl number of show dogs in litter is a constant variable, depending on how the g0 pool comes together. ThoS who don't make show grad, become purebred pets and c fetch up to $300 as puppi' A puppy that has sh0 promise may cost up to $600, while an adult that he proven itself in the ring r between $600, while an ad ) that has proven itself in tl[O ring runs between $800" $1,200. St. John says with a put0" [ bred puppy that may not I)0 i kn buyer isl 0 show quality, the I W still getting a own qualit of dog. There are usually 11! I Irl "Heinz 57" surprises abo  I the dog's size or personalitY' and most breeders offer gu,,aantee on their dogs. , We end up producing bOP' show dogs and pets,' saY! Williams, "and any go. breeder will want them t o.1 both." ,oo OFF any purchase of $10 or more -OR- oo OFF any purchase of I" T"5 $15 0o or more *Excludes Dog/Cat Foods hW_ith This 7 Coupon QUALITY PET CARE SINCE 1971 453-8888 392-888. Learn more about,," Nutrition Socialization Housebreaking Grooming and morel Nov. 14, 10:00 a.rn. at Issaquah's Wellpet., d Space is stop by to sign upl PET Heritage Square 710 N W Gilman Blvd., Iss aq0l Next to Jose Peppers. 391-7443