Tentative Schedule
Friday: October 2, 2009

8:00-10:00 Basic Handling Seminar

10:00-12:00 Fun Match
with AKC Judge Diane Anderson
Includes *written evaluations of each dog entered.
Born in America, I moved to Scandinavia in 1966 where I lived for over 20 years. In 1969 I bought
my first Old English Sheepdog and have bred and shown that breed ever since. I was licensed by F.
C.I. in 1975 and currently judge 165 breeds under F.C.I. including several Groups and Best in
Show. My judging career has taken me around the world. In 1981, I judged Icelandic Sheepdogs
for the first time… and have judged them throughout Scandinavia since then. I have been back to
Iceland several times to judge in Reykjavik and Akureyri. My first judging assignment in Iceland was
in 1985 at one of the first Icelandic Kennel Club shows ever held. My Best In Show was a beautiful
Icelandic Sheepdog owned and shown by Gudrun Gudjohnsen. Over the years, Gudrun has
become a dear friend and mentor. I am honored to be one of the judges at this first ISAA National
Specialty weekend.
1:00-2:00 CGC Testing with AKC Judge Pat Putman
Pat is an AKC Judge who also judges internationally. She received honorary lifetime membership to
ISAA in 2007 for her pioneering work with the Icelandic Sheepdog under the tutelage of the
Honorable Mark Watson in the 1950s.  Pat whelped some of the first litters of Icelandic Sheepdogs
in the U.S.A.

3:00-5:00 Fun Match with AKC Judge Pat Putman
- Includes - *written evaluations of each dog entered
Saturday: October 3, 2009

8:00 a.m. Judges Education Seminar

10:00-12:00 Temperament Seminar
with Brynja Tomer
About the Seminar – This seminar is an introduction to the Mental Test which was developed in
Sweden several decades ago. At the beginning, it was used to find out which dogs were most
suitable for the Army and the Police force. Today, the Mental Test is considered an important tool
for breeders of different working and herding breeds in the Nordic countries. In the Mental Test, a
describer will write down a dog’s reaction in several different situations. The dog’s reaction will tell
if s/he is: Fearful, Aggressive, Playful, Sociable and/or Curious. This information can be very useful
for breeders who want to know the mental status of their dogs and add the “temperament” part to
their breeding program. The Icelandic Sheepdog International Cooperation (ISIC) oversees a
special “Committee for Mentality and Original Temperament” in the Icelandic Sheepdog and Dr.
Per-Erik Sundgren was responsible for formalizing the study of this important issue. For more
information visit our club’s website, specifically:
1:00 – 4:00 Agility Demonstration & Fun
with Kathryn Ananda Owens, Gail Donaldson, Viva and Nosi.
Photo credit, Great Dane Photos
The top agility dog in the Nation
Misc AKC Show (Fulton County, Ohio Kennel Club) Time** TBD
5:00** National Specialty with Expert on the ISD,
Includes *written evaluations of each dog entered
- No points awarded -
Judge Guðjohnsen was the founder of the Icelandic Sheepdog International Cooperation (ISIC), the
Icelandic Kennel Club (HRFI) and one of three recognized experts on the ISD. Was the long time
president of ISD Breed Club in Iceland (DIF). Now sits on ISIC Committee (Board of Directors)
and is considered “the responsible” for the ISIC. Kennel name is translated to English as “Iceland’s
Garden”. Bred the first conformation champion ISD.
For more information:
Sunday, October 4, 2009

9:00 – 11:00 ISAA Presents a History Seminar of the Icelandic Sheepdogwith special
guests Guðrún R. Guðjohnsen & Pat Putman

11:00 – 12:00 ISAA Membership Meeting followed by
raffle and Volunteer Recognition

1:00 “Judges Education Presentation” for National participants
See and hear what our AKC judges are being told about our breed. Learn what a judge looks for
when going over a dog and why our AKC Standard of Excellence is an important document to
understand when showing and/or breeding the ISD. Guðrún, Diane & Pat will lead this seminar.

Misc AKC Show (Fulton County, Ohio Kennel Club) Time** TBD

Additional Information

Donations in support of this event are gladly accepted. Please send donations to ISAA Treasurer,
Judi Vittetoe at 24417 E. Rosewood Newman Lake, WA 99025.

*Written evaluations will include the judge’s opinions regarding your dog’s General Appearance,
Size, Proportion, Substance, Head, Neck, Top line, Body, Forequarters, Hindquarters, Coat,
Color, Gait, Temperament in accordance with the AKC Standard for the Icelandic Sheepdog.

We welcome volunteers. For more information, see http:
html or contact isaabod@gmail.com.

**All times are subject to change. We will be in our own building surrounded by large
grass area. However, our matches cannot conflict with the AKC Conformation show being
held at fairgrounds by Ohio County Kennel Club.

All dogs must be kept on leash at all times. No refunds will be provided.

Please send inquiries to
The Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America
Proudly Presents

Our 1st National Specialty Show
- plus -
Two Conformation Fun Matches w/class for altered dogs
Two AKC Miscellaneous Conformation Shows

In conjunction with The Fulton County Ohio Kennel Club
October 2-4, 2009
Fulton County Fairgrounds
Wauseon, Ohio

History of the Icelandic Sheep Dog with Internationally Recognized ISD Expert and FCI Judge
Guðrún Ragnars Guðjohnsen
AKC Judge Pat Putman, who whelped some of the first ISD litters in the U.S.
with the Honorable Mark Watson
AKC & FCI Judge Diane Anderson,
who has judged ISDs in Iceland

Plus an AKC Judges Education Seminar
Meet and watch top two AKC Agility Dogs, Nosi and Viva  
Attend a Handling Seminar and More
AKC MISC Show Registration Information

registration is Wednesday September 16th at noon. Go to mbf@infodog.com to register. Show
registration is Wednesday September 16th at noon. Go to
mbf@infodog.com to register. Show
numbers are 2009606201 & 2009606202.
mbf@infodog.com to register. Show numbers are 2009606201 & 2009606202.
to register. Show numbers are 2009606201 & 2009606202.
numbers are 2009606201 & 2009606202.

Let’s have the biggest showing of ISDs to date at an AKC Miscellaneous Show.