Bob, they don't understand the issue, probably never will. They can show a 1000 pictures. They can have a 1000 witnesses and it won't matter one tiny bit. If a NPHA Judge suspects a dog might not meet Standard and wishes to do it, they can call for the dog(s) to be inspected. Then it's the owner that has to take it/them before those Judges. I believe there's 3 Judges that make a decision to submit to the UKC as to what should be done from what the dog(s) themselves are, not what ANYONE says. A picture was posted on the site that has those Judges on it and that can not be changed now. It has been seen by many and several have asked about it. But that isn't the issue. The issue is why should a dog of performance be questioned because of color. Especially with the tools of science available today. All they are showing with their attempts to show that the dog is truly brindled is to show why the stupid Standard change of 78 is so ludicrous and why a vote is very much needed to correct these ridiculous things from happening. Bring back the Original Standards so all can show whatever dog they have without it being judged with anything other than performance.
As for you that are trying to "force" some story out of me. It is already on a couple of sites and is nothing new. But you "Drama Queens" need to learn some respect for others. Because of your disrespect, you now have not the intellect nor literary abilities to get it out of me, so you might as well give it up. We don't need you to get a Ursus dog from us, and could care less if you know, see or ever hunt with one. Steve is a US Citizen, just like I am. But he's also a Canadian citizen too. He has a passport, just like I do. He's a hunter and trainer that few can compare to. And a Breeder few to none can equal. When you go buy any product from anybody or any store, I've never seen a person ask for information that would only be requested by one needing a "marriage contract", like you "Drama Queens" are with what you are saying you need to buy a dog.
But I will say this backwoods1, Considering you live in Washington and you mentioned "lawsuit", this is pretty darn easy to figure out. Whoever told you this rumor has not a clue what the heck he is talking about. In light of those two things, your "rumor" has to be referring to a dog named Timber. That is going back on the actions of another man, not Steve. That happened many years after Steve was already in Canada and has absolutely nothing to do with why he moved there at all. And there was never a lawsuit involving Steve in it in any way. Another man did threaten a lawsuit against the NPHA if they pulled Timbers papers in it though. If you learn to ask about things in a respectful way before showing such disrespect towards another, maybe you could learn the truth instead of believing the rumors you seem to relish so much.