J. Andrews, NPP Publisher, has authored
seven multi-language breed books, and since 1968's, been a columnist for all but
one major dog magazine in the U.S. She currently writes for ShowSight Magazine, the AKC Gazette,
and is Editor of TheDogPress.com
and TheDogPlace.org. “BJ” and husband
Bill (deceased) have bred over 230 AKC Champions including over a dozen AKC All
Time Top Akita Sires and Dams, plus other top ranked Show Winners. TopSpot Cattery produced
nationally ranked Bengals and she currently
"champions" the Toy Fox Terrier.
J. Arthur, SMSgt., is an approved UKC Judge, the son of a newspaper writer and moderator for the Poodle-L
list. David is degreed in Environmental Health, with minors in Biology and
Chemistry. His first breed was Shetland Sheepdogs and in 1992 he founded Aircastle
Standard Poodles from which have come many International, AKC Champions and UKC
Grand Champions. Excelling in performance events. His dogs also work as Therapy
Dogs and David teaches handling in Milford Ohio.
Beaulieu, NPP Aviculture Editor, is a freelance with a paralegal degree. A pet bird owner, she is VP of
Legislative Affairs for the Organization of Professional Aviculturists and
served as Delegate to the American Federation of Aviculture. She was newsletter
editor and Vice President for a local club, contributing editor for On Wings,
an aviculture publication, and currently writes for GameFowl News, which
specializes in hypocrisy of PeTA and HSUS, animal rights terrorism and the ever
increasing loss of our liberties and Constitutional rights.
Derek Clontz, NPP Editorial
Consultant, maintains offices in New Orleans LA and Gainesville
FL. Clontz, 55, has written for, edited and consulted with
numerous high-profile publications that include
award-winning daily and weekly newspapers, national
mass-circulation newsweeklies, and celebrity magazines.
He is founder and president of 4-Page Media, Inc., a
publishing and consulting firm based in Florida.
Cordingley, NPP Features Editor, is UKC licensed to judge all breeds, a successful
Real Estate Broker, multi-species
trainer, and behavioral counselor. Since 1954 she has worked as an AKC
Licensed Handler, Animal Shelter employee, boarding kennel operator, Animal
Control Officer, and State Humane Officer. She helped form the
International Australian Shepherd Assn. to seek AKC recognition and has shown
Champions and Obedience title holders in six Groups. A breeder of Smooth
Fox Terriers, owner of TrainTheDog.com, Tam
is seldom seen without a “personal dog” at her side.
Miss Margaret Doster, an international free-lance writer, has owned American
Staffordshire Terriers for 25 years. She serves as: 2nd VP and Region 1
Administrative Coordinator American Dog Owner's Association; Kennel Club of
Buffalo Board Of Directors / Legislative and Public Education Chair; and
moderator for both the Purebredpuppy BSL Forum and the DFNYdoglaw. A teacher for
38 years, Peggy is also a highly skilled Conformation and Obedience Trainer.
Louis A. Fallon,
a preeminent AKC historian and researcher, modestly says
he has been a pooper-scooper and dog club volunteer since 1970.
One of his great-grandfathers, Charles J. Peshall, Esq. of Jersey City NJ was a
founding father of the AKC, the first chairman of the AKC Stud Book Committee,
the lawyer that wrote the first set of AKC bylaws, a Field Trial and Bench Show
exhibitor and Pointer breeder.
Mike Frazer is a former police detective and humane society Director of Criminal
Investigations. He uncovered the nation’s largest dog-fraud scam; his
investigations lead to the first USDA recovery of a 'stolen dog' pursuant to the
AWA, a historic companion-animal abuse case and US tax evasion dog-sales cases
resulting in more than a dozen felony convictions. He has appeared on 20/20,
ABC World news, CBS Prime Time, etc. Frazier attracted
the attention of Herm David PhD. resulting in a collaboration which provided
numerous media and law-enforcement agencies with documentation supporting
critical US DOJ Postal Services' investigation of what Dr. David referred to as
"the un-American kennel club."
A. Gustafson is an Aerospace Engineer and Graduate of the USAF Test Pilot
School. With over 20 years as an Operations Research Analyst, he was appointed
to the Groundwater Protection Task Force of Bernalillo County, NM, and later,
the Valencia County Animal Control Advisory Board. In 2003 he founded the NM
Animal Control Forum and in 2006 initiated and is Chairman of the Rescind HEART
campaign in Albuquerque, NM. Ron is the AKC Legislative Liaison for Valencia
Valley Kennel Club. As a hobby, he exhibits herding dogs and
maintains a small flock of sheep and goats, and two rescue donkeys.
Haywood, NPP Pet Care Editor,
was the first female sworn Dog
Warden in NC (1978) and has held offices with the North Carolina Animal Control
Officers Association, sat on committees to re write NC dog laws and is a gifted
speaker/seminar presenter. She's a poodle breeder, professional groomer, and
co-owner of The Hairy Beast in Aberdeen, NC. Vickie served as President of
the Central Carolina Poodle Club, and Show Chair for 4 years. She was VP of the
Lumberton Kennel Club and also Show Chair for the seven-day Tar Heel Cluster
event. Her many Champions also excel in Obedience and Therapy Dog work.
Catherine Hunter, Equine Editor.
Former trainer for Atlanta PD Mounted Patrol, College
teacher in Equestrian Management and Equine Studies, and
co-host of cable TV’s “Horse Talk”, Catherine conducts
clinics, is a Licensed Race Horse Trainer and SE States
horse show judge.
King – Majored in English and Audio Engineering, is a
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and graduate of Equine
Massage courses. A voracious student, Rebecca studied
Metalsmithing, took courses in Wildlife Rehabilitation
at WNC Nature Center. She has worked as a professional
groomer, in wildlife rehabilitation with a specialty in
reptiles and animal rescue shelters and shows in Agility
and it’s safe to say, has a wide-ranging interest and
love for all animals.
Fred Lanting is a
highly respected dog show judge,
internationally approved as an all-breed and SV judge, Sieger and Schutzhund
specialist. He presents seminars and consults worldwide
on Gait and Structure, Orthopedic Disorders, Anatomy, Training Techniques, and
evaluation of The GSD. Fred breeds
occasional litters and conducts non-profit Sieger sightseeing tours. He is
a prolific author with several technical books and articles on the above
subjects, in addition to travel and training articles, some of which are available in TheDogPlace.org
Liquorman, NPP Health Editor, is a gifted artist but after nearly poisoning a rescued flea-ridden cat with
a vet-recommended dip, she became a science and health writer to the
benefit of animals. In 1991 she developed KEEP FLEAS OFF, a pesticide-free
program that makes dogs, cats, and other furry friends "invisible to fleas". She
has been published in Animal Wellness Magazine (Canada) and was interviewed by
Akron Beacon Journal staff writer Connie Bloom. CATS (Californians for
Alternatives to Toxics) has commended Nell for her contributions to animal
Penn, a small town girl who grew up on a farm with all
kinds of animals to care for, learned right from the
start to take things in stride. When it comes to animal
husbandry, she tries to give folks a common-sense,
useful perspective. She now lives with several pet dogs
and cats, a couple of snakes, and… whatever animals she
can rescue. Her philosophy says it all. “If you
accept animals for what they are, you can’t go wrong.”
She writes for the average pet owner because
she says that is just what she is!
Stella Starr, NPP Pet Columnist, is a published poet and writer. True to her
father's side of the "pedigree", she was a gypsy
dancer, a local celebrity (or outrage, depending on male vs female opinion) who performed at the upscale Gypsy
Inn. She is a great fancier of white and silver
Persian cats and Springer Spaniels although she has never chosen to breed or
show them. Admittedly reclusive, Stella takes inspiration from the natural
world and her animal friends.
D. Witouski, NPP Legislative Editor, is an AKC Judge with an
Assoc. Degree in law. Owner of DogLegislation@yahoogroups.com and
MinPinInReview@yahoogroups.com, she is the AKC
Legislative Liaison for PA and SC and serves multiple national legislative organizations.
She is the Legislation Chair and on the Board of Directors for Myrtle Beach
Kennel Club, and as Independent Legislation Liaison at Large, assists groups
in any state. A respected dog fancier, Linda is first and foremost, a Fancy
Breeder known for her record holding Miniature Pinscher, BISS Am/Can Ch.
KeriLynns Drop Dead Fred.
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