Monday, June 6, 2011

Dash Between: Les Slaman, 78, dentist, outdoorsman, trainer of bird dogs

Les Slaman with his dogs
Annie and Sam around 2007.
(Photo courtesy of the family.)
Les Slaman, who had been a dentist in Bay Village, trained English Setters and Weimaraners for bird hunting and field trials at his farm in Lodi.

The Dash Between Dec. 9, 1932, when he was born in Cleveland, and May 13, 2011, when he died at age 78, includes stories about his dog training philosophy, his playing baseball and basketball at Lakewood High School and his appearing on Captain Penny's children's TV show on WEWS TV to promote the proper way to brush teeth.

Click here to read his Dash in the June 6, 2011, edition of the Medina County Gazette and here to view his photo gallery.

Les Slaman after pheasant hunting on a farm in Creston, Iowa, with dog Willie in 1959.(Photo courtesy of the family.)

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