German Shepherd Dog Club of America:
First Herding Committee Chairman;
AKC GS Herding Judge for first GSDCA Herding Trial 1991
Australian Cattle Dog Club of America:
Retired Director (after 14 years of continuous service);
Originator of Register of Merit Program;
German Shepherd Dog Club West Kentucky (since 1988)
Founding President and Training Director
GSDCA-Working Dog Association founding member
NASA longtime member/Director since 1974
*NASA licensed Schutzhund Judge
In the course of my service to various dog organizations, I have twice been awarded both the
Gaines Good Sportsmanship Medal and the Dog World Award for outstanding contribution to my breeds.
I have served as AKC Gazette Columnist for the Australian Cattle Dog Club of America and Obedience Editor for the
Dog Sports magazine plus, I am on the regular staff as writer for the German Shepherd Quarterly.
I have published over 300 articles in Off-Lead, Front & Finish, NASA News, ACDCA Newsletter,
NADOI Newsletter, Dobe Quarterly, GS Review, AKC Gazette, Australian Cattle Dog Year Book, Dog Sports,
and many others in both America, Europe and Australia.
Since becoming involved in AKC, CKC, AHBA, ACA, SKC, and Schutzhund competition, I have put
over 200 titles and degrees on many different breeds in several countries. In 1977 I qualified and showed three dogs
in the Gains Mid-Atlantic Regional Obedience Classic: A German Shepherd, an Australian Cattle Dog, and a Sheltie.
The ACD was the first of her breed to be represented in the Classic. In 1983, Glendhenmere’s Muruki UD was the
highest scoring ACD in America by both the Front & Finish and the ACDC of America system.
My Australian Cattle Dog import “Trot,” Ch Tallawong Blue Jeroa CD VQW OFA CERF ROM, was the first AKC CH to win the ACDCA
National Versatility Trial (a competition consisting of obedience, conformation, and herding 5 head of cows over a prescribed course)
in 1981 (from a class of 11 entries) His daughter, Ch Glendhenmere’s Mia CD VQW ROM OFA, was second place to him.
I put 37 titles on “Buruki”, my Australian Cattle Dog bitch, WTCH AKC Ch Int’l & SAC CH VCH Glendhenmere’s Buruki CDX RE NA NAJ
HSBd HSAcds HIAd HTDId HTADIds HRDIs CGC. Buruki was 14 years old when she died in 9-09
and was bred, trained and shown to all of her titles by me.
2012 Show and Trial Successes
2012 GSDCA National Specialty in Loveland, Colorado:
Owned, trained and shown by Dr. Mary Belle Adelman: German Shepherd Dog, “Chase”
Bar-Mill’s Cut To The Chase HSAsd RE BN CD, qualified on Started Sheep and Started Ducks, with
a 1st and 4th placement on Ducks and legs towards Chase’s Masters titles.
He also qualified in Rally Excellent and Rally Advanced.
Chase is currently working to finish his Graduate Novice Obedience title and his CDX.
Upcoming Star pupil at Glendhenmere:
Stock Options Ante Up PT above left at 9 weeks and right at 7 months. Ante has hit the
conformation ring and earned her first major from the 6-9 puppy class going Winners Bitch and
Best Of Opposite Sex her 2nd weekend out and earned her 2nd major taking WB for a 5 point
major at the prestigious Louisville, KY Cluster, she now only needs 4 single points to finish her
CH. She is currently being trained with my OPT Program and is quickly learning her obedience
skills and hopes to be hitting the Rally ring in 2014. She has earned both of her test titles in
herding, her HT and PT on sheep.