Dan Schoenfelder and German Shorthaired Pointer

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Candidate for Southwest Director

Dan Schoenfelder <swdirector@gspca.org>

Hello, I am Dan Schoenfelder your current Southwest Director for the GSPCA.  I and my wife Doris have enjoyed GSPs for 38 years.  We live in the Colorado Mountains and have a restaurant in Beaver Creek, Colorado.  Like many we acquired our first GSP looking for a hunting companion.  We have grown to have many more Shorthairs and have competed in Fields Trials, both AKC and NGSPA, Hunt Tests, NAVADA, Conformation and have attended NSS, NFT and NAGDC.  We have had the luck to had AKC Field Champions, American Field Champions and AKC Conformation Champions.   I have held multiple positions in local GSP Clubs.  I have been involved in chairing Specialty Shows, Hunt Tests and Field Trials.  I have judged Field Trials and Hunt Test.  

I want to continue serving on the GSPCA Board so I can give back to the breed that I have been involved with and have loved for so many years.  This past year I was able to attend the National Specialty Show and the National Field Trial.  Our national events are world class.   We must continue to make sure the Shorthair stays a versatile breed.  The Dual Champion is important to our breed and I will continue the support of dual programs.  The National Specialty Show, National Field Trial and National Amateur Walking Gun Dog are our show case events and we need to make sure as a group they are profitable and well attended with a venue for those who are new to the breed.  I want to be an advocate for membership no matter the venue or if your GSP is just a companion.   Not everyone has the competitive bug and as a board we need to offer support and guidance for our members who do not compete in events.  

Thank You for your consideration and electing me to the GSPCA board.