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It all started in 1969 with a Parti Color American Cocker
                   1982 - 2017                                 Spaniel, simply, Lysa Joe (CH.Cum Laude's Happy Hy-
                                                               pothesis ex Lafferty's Harlequin Duchess). Oh, and the
                                                               Chicago Kennel Club. SUCKER!


                                                               After various other breeds through the years I tripped on
                                                               an English Springer Spaneil circa 1982 who was known
                                                               simply as, "Birf." Well he had to go and do it to my heart,
                                                               go figure. So my love affair with English Springers began.

                                                               It has been such an incredible journey life has taken me
                                                               on these 35, Thirty Five? Yikes! I Mean . . .Really?
                                                               THIRTY FIVE YEARS!!!  What was I thinking?

                                                               Okay, I know what I was thinking . . . I love this breed with
                                                               all my heart and soul. I am bound to do anything I can to
                                                               better the breed (if such a thing could happen). For me it
                                                               couldn’t have been a better  journey.
                 Rob and “Birf”       Rob and “Tryst”
                                                               So as not to bore the majority of you readers with senti-
                                                               mental ditty's I shall keep this short. Other than my pages
                  Birchwood Kennels                            in this edition of THE SPRINGER SHOWCASE showing
                                                               my current Springer family, feel free to look back at my
                  Celebrates 35 Years                          history on my Web Site. It's so dusty you may need a can
                                                               of dusting spray and a rag.

                                                                                                 ~ Robert A. Satoloe




        In This Issue



         features                                               recurring


         WESSA Specialty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 13  Cover Story  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2

         TCVESSA Specialty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 16  Showcase of Specialties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 31

         GCESSA Specialty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 20  Top Ten   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32

                                                                CONFORMATION, NOHS, JR. HANDLING, OBEDIENCE, RALLY & AGILITY
         Suspect Your Dogs has food Allergies  . . . . . . . .page 26
         Dog Behavior Modification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 27  Subscription Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 41
         BY: ADRIENNE FARRICELLI
                                                                Springer Showcase NEW Digital Option . . . . . . .page 43
         Hips Dysplasia by Breed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 41
                                                                Index and Advertising  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 44
         Hip Dysplasia: Can the Shape and Surface of a Whelping
         Box Prevent It?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 42



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