"The Winners"

The GDCA National Specialty held in Ft. Worth last week was a great success. Congratulations to all who participated, but especially for the BIG winners! Here they are:

Best in Futurity (3-5 puppy bitch, best puppy bitch, best puppy):
        Maitau's Fanstasia
        Owners: Patricia Ciampa, Helen and Tiffany Cross

Winners Bitch (open fawn class):
        La Garada's Golden Dreamaker
        Owners: Dennis and Edna Sypowicz, Janice Finney

Reserve Winners Bitch:
        Riverwood's Eva
        Owners: Lori Beilke, Debbie Deniston

Veteran (8 and older):
        CH. Danemark's Trace of Lace
        Owners: Karen and Bernie Martin

Winners Dog (open harl):
        Caprata's Scooby Doo of Alpin
        Owners: Toni Wilson, Barbara Caprata

Reserve Winners Dog (6-9 puppy)
        Daystar's Key To My Heart
        Owners: Carrie Maynard, Michelle Bjorkman

Veteran Dog:
        CH. Mai Taus Topper Junior
        Owner: Laura Teneriello

Best of Breed:
        CH. BMW Architect of Jericho (A.J.)
        Owners/Breeders: Laura Kiaulenas, Jean Chase

Best of Opposite Sex:
        CH. Auldmoor's Almost An Angel (Liz)
        Owners: Dianna and Bill Brown

Top Twenty Winner:
        Wyntrebrooks Sun Dancer (Danny)
        Owners: Wayne and Marnie Johnson

Mark Your Calendar!
Next year's National Specialty will hosted by the Western Division of the GDCA. It will be held in Oxnard, California at the Casa Sirena Hotel & Marina. The event will run from October 16-22, 1999. You don't want to miss it!

You can see photos of the 1998 National Specialty courtesy of Scot Billings from Rockadane Kennels. The Great Dane Reporter donated the server space for these pictures. Thanks, Scot! Thanks, Sally Silva!

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