Sherell Guichard-Thomas: At the Dallas shows, Zoey went Reserve to the 4-point Major on one day. In San Antonio she won Best of Winners on three days and earned two 3-point Majors and one point. She now has 12 of the 15 points she needs for her Championship.

Phil Marshall: Vizsla Boy took Best of Breed at the AKC Sanctioned A Match in Dallas, and Best Bred Dog at the Vizsla specialty in Houston.

Dana Brown: Smooch, "Irongate's Kisses In The Wind NA, WAC" earned her eighth point in Oklahoma City with her handler, Teresa Nail.In Dallas, she earned two more points while handled by Teresa's husband, Ray Lively.

Dana Brown: During the same weekend in Dallas as Smoochs Conformation success, Smooch and Racy "CH Irongate's Racy Tracy OA, OAJ, ROM" went Dock Diving. Racy is by far the better swimmer and retriever but as you can see from the photographs, Smooch is the better jumper.

Teresa Janssen: At Cloudcroft, Mary Lou and I braved the narrow roads and rough gravel, and managed to get to the show site each day! Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs and won several toys for his little brother, Lager.

Regina Edwards: all eight of my "kids" have earned their AKC Canine Community or CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced) titles.They are:Collies: Unc, You're Goin' Down (Kandi) Washoe-I Didn't Come to Lose (Bree-z) Flip GK the Bird and Yell Yes (KC) Life is Pain, Get Used to It (Ziva)and Papillons: Star-K Little Beaver (Beaver) Denzel Clowning Around (Rio) Starfall's Edge of Glory (Zorro) Starfall's Goin' For the Gold (Zippy).

Mary Lou Vardy: MACH Southcross Mischief is Brewing MJB, MXB, Brew earned her MACH title at the SPOTC trial on May 3, 2014. Due to medical treatments from May, 2013 to May,2014, Mary Lou could not run Brew. Teresa Janssen ran Brew from January, 2014 to May, 2014 to earn the last six QQs that Brew needed for her MACH. What a special dog and handler!

Sherhonda Ginn: At the June Midland trials, Gidget went 5 for 6 with one First place, three Second places and one Third place, and earned 54 MACH points

Regina Edwards: Kandi and I entered just one day in Midland on Friday and she took a First in Master JWW to finish her Master Jumpers Preferred 2. Also, my three little Papillons each earned their CGCs. They are: Rio (Denzel Clowning Around), Zorro (Starfall's Edge of Glory), Zippy (Starfall's Goin' for the Gold).

Teresa Janssen: At Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, I met Sue and had a great trial. Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs there. At the PBOTC trial in Midland, Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs again. At the Wichita Falls trial, Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs. At the Albuquerque trial, Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and won the Standard class two days in a row.

Bonnie Brooks: Jesse qualified in three of his four runs in Midland. He earned a First and a Second place in Novice Standard, and a Second place in Novice Jumpers.

Cheryl Birdwell: We went to Midland for two days in June, and Sky Q'd five out of six runs. She got her OJP title.

Teresa Janssen is proud to introduce Miniature Schnauzer Lager (Southcross Ninety Nine Bottles O'Beer).

Joann Neal: In Albuquerque Breed and Obedience shows:, Mini-poodle Shaq won Best of Variety three of four shows over a good entry.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned two more points toward her championship at the Abilene shows. She went Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday.

Phil Marshall: Boy (Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy, JH), took Winners Dog and earned another Conformation point at the shows in Denton.

Joann Neal: Speedy finished his Utility title with a score of 197.5 in the Utility B class on Saturday, and tied for Fourth in a class of 37 entries. (Lost the run-off.)Joann Neal: Speedy finished his Utility title with a score of 197.5 in the Utility B class on Saturday, and tied for Fourth in a class of 37 entries. (Lost the run-off.)

Nancy Lewis: Dash finished her CD in Albuquerque. She qualified all three days and earned placements each time. She also finished her Rally Advanced title and got two legs towards her Rally Excellent title.

Laura Smith: Stormy picked up UDX legs in Albuquerque and Abilene in May, so that makes it three down and seven to go.

Jodi Pritchard: We did really well at SPOTC. Lizzy Qd 4 for 6.

Stephanie Howard: Roxy earned her Novice Jumpers Title at the SPOTC trial.

Margaret Freeman: In Amarillo, Barley earned a Second and a Fourth Place in Master FAST Preferred, a First Place in Open Jumpers Preferred with a blazing time of 19.62 seconds and a 1st in excellent standard preferred at 38.09 seconds.Barley will turn eight in August. He loves Agility, and he showed us at this trial that moving him to Preferred, thus allowing him to jump at 16 in., was absolutely the right thing to do. Many, many thanks to Teresa for all her help and support.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget earned two JWW legs at the SPOTC trials to finish her MXJ Title. On Sunday she earned a QQ! She also earned 39 MACH points with these runs. In Amarillo Gidget earned one JWW leg and 11 MACH points. Many, many thanks to Teresa Janssen for running her while I have been on injured reserve.

Barbara Mayfield: Polly finished her Novice Standard title in Amarillo. It was a long hard battle but we finally did it. She is now, Polly Anna, NAJ NA

Regina Edwards: At our trial, Kandi earned two First places in Master JWW and 10 PACH points. At the AOTC trial, Kandi earned a Third place in Master Standard, and a Third and Second place in Master JWW to complete her MJP2, for a total of 21 PACH points.

Liz Brandt: Tyr von Stutensee Q'd at his home SPOTC trial to get his Open JWW Preferred title.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: At the Albuquerque shows Zoey passed both legs of her AKC Herding Instinct Test and earned her Herding Instinct Certificate.

Sherida Hibbard: Querc received her Herding Instinct Certificate in Albuquerque. On Saturday she experienced her first sheep, and on Sunday she got to add goats to her new "friends".

Ruth Ann Parsley: I took Rosie (Ironheart's Jackie Bee Kwik) to Belen, NM, to her first Barn Hunt a couple of weeks ago. She passed her Instinct test, got all three Novice legs, her Novice title, and two High in Trials. It was a great weekend!

Teresa Janssen: Radar did awesome at the SPOTC trial and at the AOTC trial, but I would like to brag on how well all my students did. I am so proud of their dedication and love of the sport. I'm especially proud of how much fun they are having with their dogs. Keep up the great work!!

Teresa Janssen: In Wichita Falls Radar got his MACH 12. The next day he QQ'd to start on #13. I also showed Brew for Mary Lou at that trial. Brew Q'd 5 of her 6 runs.At the White Sands Agility Club's trial, Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs and picked up two more QQ's. Brew Q'd 6 of her 7 runs, with five 1st places and one 2nd place.

In Wichita Falls, Toby earned his first-ever legs in each of T2B, (First place and 10 points, Open Standard (Second place), and Novice Jumpers (First place).

Carol Patterson: Cate had a great weekend at the Wichita Falls trial. I guess Saturday was her warm up because on Sunday she got First place in both Excel-lent Standard and Excellent JWW!! As always a thank you to Teresa.

Marcia Bishoff: Rain had his first Novice Jumpers run at the Andrews trial. He did great and came away with a First place!

Dana Brown: On April 21st at the DArbonne Kennel Club in Bossier City, LA, Racy earned her Championship to become CH Irongates Racy Tracy ROM OA OAJ.

Joann Neal: Speedy got 2 legs in Utility (Obedience) at the Texas Kennel Club and Greater Collin County Kennel Club obedience trials April 19 & 20. Scores were 191 and 195. Chick finished her Advanced Rally title, and got 2 legs on her Excellent Rally title at the same shows.

Cheryl Birdwell: We competed one day in Andrews, and Sky qualified in both T2B and Excel-lent Standard Preferred with First places in both!

Margaret Freeman: In Andrews, Barley qualified in Time2Beat and earned 5 points.

Regina Edwards: At the Andrews trial, Kandi got a First in Master JWW and 5 more PACH points.

Teresa Janssen: Radar and I went to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to compete in the 2014 National Agility Championship. It was the largest entry ever, with over 1600 entries. Radar Q'd all of his runs and ended up #51 out of 259 twelve-inch dogs. The facility was nice, but the weather was horrible -- it rained and/or snowed every day. Needless to say, we were so glad to get back home!

Marian and Rick McGuire: Sunni qualified in Time2Beat for 8 points.Breeze and Rick got three First places -- two in Novice Jumpers and one in Novice Standard.

Phil Marshall: Boy (pictured on left) took Best of Winners and Sedna (right) (Boy's littermate co-owned with Joan Holth) took Winners Bitch at the recent Vizsla specialty (4,6,3,3, entry) and week-end shows in Houston. On Day 2 they each took reserve. On Day 3 Boy took Winners Dog and Sedna got reserve.

Ralph Chilton: Timmie received her "Course Ability Advance Title" on March 9th in New Mexico. It is an AKC lure course event.

Tammy Marshall: Liesl (TaLyn's The Sound of Music) finished her championship in Denver.Havanese Hattie picked up her first major in Midland.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: At the San Antonio shows on March 8th and 9th, Zoey won BOS over a special for 1 point and the next day won BOW for 2 points. She now has 3 points toward her conformation championship. Hooray!

Joann Neal: At the San Antonio breed shows, Shaq won Best of Variety 2 days, along with a Group 2nd and a Group 3rd. At the Ft. Worth breed shows, Shaq won Best of Variety one day & made the cut in the group.The other day he got a Group 3rd in the Owner-Handled Group. He is currently the #1 Owner-handled poodle in the 2014 rankings.

Joann Neal: Shaq won Best of Variety, and got Group Seconds in both Hobbs Kennel Club and West Texas Ken-nel Club shows in February.

At our SPOTC obedience trials, Speedy got a Fourth in Open B, and Chick got a First in Advanced Rally B.

Marcia Bishoff and Gary Carter: Asher and Luke competed in Novice Rally at the SPOTC trial. Both qualified and placed both days, and Luke placed First on Sunday. Have been working with him on his ring fear so we were very happy with his performance.

Jane Giddens: Yoda qualified once in Open A Obedience and twice in Rally Advanced.

Sandy and Ron Sutton: Lily finished First on Saturday and Second on Sunday in Novice Obedience.

Laura Smith: I showed Stormy in Utility B and Open B both days at our Obedience trial and she qualified in three of four classes. On Sunday she qualified in both Utility B and Open B to earn her first Utility Dog Excellent leg (mine too). We just have 9 more to go for that UDX title. Thank you Joann for all your help and guidance.

Cheryl Birdwell: Cheryl Birdwell: Sky competed in Beginner Novice and Rally Novice both days. She received three First places and one Fourth place.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky earned her Open Standard Preferred title with two First places this past weekend at Clovis. She also earned a First place in Open Jump-ers Preferred.

Margaret Freeman: Rory completed his Rally Advanced B title with a First place at our February trial.

Regina Edwards: At the SPOTC Obedience and Rally trial, Kandi earned two legs towards her Pre-Open Obedience title with a First and a Second Place. Beaver (Papillon) got one leg on his Pre-Open title with a First place. Bree-z (collie) earned Second place in the Pre-Novice class.

Regina Edwards: At the Clovis Agility trial, Kandi qualified 5 out of her 6 runs with three Firsts, a Second and a Third place and 29 PACH points.

Sherhonda Ginn: At the Clovis trial on Saturday, Gidget ran in our first T2B, qualified and earned 9 points! She also earned a Jumpers leg with a Fourth place and 6 MACH points.

Liz Brandt: On Friday at the Clovis trial, Tyr von Stuten-see got his second leg in Open Preferred JWW in First place. He also ran wonderfully on Saturday and Sunday, but I wasn't quite so wonderful, so no cigar.

Teresa Janssen: At McKinney, Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs. At the Clovis trial, Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs. I especially enjoyed running Brew for Mary Lou, at the Clovis trial. She Q'd 5 of her 7 runs and took several First places.

Coye McCleskey: Terra finished her Novice Jumpers title in Clovis and qualified in Novice Standard as the last dog in the very last class of the entire trial.

Cheryl Birdwell: Cheryl and Larry would like to introduce our new Australian Shepherd puppy, Samwise Don't Take Your Love to Town (aka Ruby) to everybody! She is 14 weeks old.

Marcia Bishoff and Gary Carter: Gary and Marcia are failed fosters. We pulled an older female collie out of the local shelter and were to foster her till travel arrangements were made to get her to Houston. She made it as far as Lorenzo. Mercy is a new member of our family.

Teresa Janssen: At the Lone Star Poodle Club trial in McKinney, Radar Q'd all of his runs. He took two First places and two Second places.

Phil Marshall: Sedna, Vizsla, co-owned by Phil Marshall (Boys littermate sister, Starstone Red Oak Deep Space Goddess JH NF CA) earned her Coursing Ability (CA) title on January 17th.

Joann Neal: At Lone Star Poodle Club specialty show in Dallas, Tush won Best of Variety and followed with Best in Specialty Show (over the other poodle varieties). At the Nolan River Kennel Club January 4th, Chick got her third leg and her obedience Utility Title with a score of 191.Shaq won Best of Variety in breed competition the same day, beating a major entry and 5 other specials under a breeder-judge.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky finished her Novice JWW Preferred title at Amarillo this weekend. She also earned her first leg in Open Standard Preferred; both were First places.

Regina Edwards: In Amarillo, Kandi qualified in Master JWW Preferred on Saturday with a Third place, and in Master Standard Preferred on Sunday, with a Second place finish.

Carla Holland: Caspian earned his Novice A JWW title.

Teresa Janssen: We braved the horrible road conditions and drove to the Wichita Falls trial the first week of December. Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs at the trial. Then at the Belton trial Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs again. The Amarillo trials this year was in a new location and lets just say it was COLD!!! We braved the cold and wore multiple layers of clothing, feeling like the Michelin man when running our dogs!! Radar was 100% at the trial, qualifying in all 6 of his classes. I also ran Brew, Mary Lou's Schnauzer, at the Amarillo trial. Brew was such a trooper! Brew QQ'd the first day, won her T2B class the second day, and took Second in her JWW class on the third day. It was so much fun to be running a dog in the 8 inch class again.

Liz Brandt: Tyr had his first qualifying run Sunday in Open JWW Preferred with a score of 95 and a First place.

Barbara Mayfield: Polly qualified for the first time in T2B (Time to Beat) with a Second place and 8 points.

Margaret Freeman: Toby finished his Novice Standard title with a First place in Amarillo during the last class on the last day (whew!). As Teresa has said, it was COLD! We drove from the motel to the arena on Sunday on sheer ice at a maximum 20 mph. But the courses were great all weekend, and the friendly atmosphere made the trip a lot of fun and well worth going.

Joann Neal: Tush won a Group 3rd at Breed shows in Chickasha, OK.At the end of the 2013 reporting year for AKCs Owner-Handled Series in breed competition, Tush ranked #1 Poodle (all varieties) and #8 in ALL-BREED competition in the U.S.

Poodles Sake, Speedy, and Tush each got a QQ at the SPOTC Agility trials. Speedy also got a Master FAST leg.

Laura Smith: I took Stormy to the Concho Kennel Club AB/OB shows in San Angelo in hopes of getting another Utility Obedience leg. Stormy qualified both days earning the Utility Dog Obedience title with scores of 189 and 191.5. Utility is the highest class level of the three Obedience classes.

Mary Jane Sampson: Champion North Pine MJ Arizona Kodiak Kodi finished his Conformation Title with two 4-point majors on October 13 in Los Lunas, New Mexico. We are excited to begin his Agility training.

Marcia Bishoff and Gary Carter: Crockett, our rescued Collie, completed his testing and observations through Therapy Dogs, Inc. He will now be a registered therapy dog.

Teresa Janssen: At the Lubbock trial Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and his mom survived being Chief Ring Seward. At the McKinney trial, Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs. At the Red Dirt Trial in Shawnee, OK, Radar Q'd all of his runs in a totally filled trial and took First place in three of the classes.

Carla Holland: Caspian and I entered the ring in Novice A for the first time at the SPOTC trial. We had five runs and earned all First Places.

Stephanie Howard: Roxy and I got our Novice Standard and FAST titles at our trial.

Cheryl Birdwell: At our trial in November, Sky Q'd in 4 of her 5 runs, all with First Places, in Novice Standard Preferred and Novice JWW Preferred.

Sherhonda Ginn: At the SPOTC trials in November Gidget earned another Standard leg with a Second place and 15 MACH points.

Margaret Freeman: Barley earned his second leg in Master FAST in our trial with a Second place.

Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy had 1 for 6 at our trial but we also had some really pretty Jumpers runs and one of our Standard runs.

Regina Edwards: At our trial, Kandi qualified in 4 of 6 runs with one double Q, 23 PACH points and all First places.

Nancy Lewis: 15 month old Dash qualified 4 out of 6 times at the Golden Retriever National Specialty agility trials. She also completed her Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles. Quest competed in the Obedience team event, and our team won a First place.

Regina Edwards: At the HPKC show in Lubbock, Ziva earned her Beginner Novice title in three trials with a First place (with a score of 198!) and a Third and Second place. Ziva also earned her Pre Novice title in three trials with First, Second and a Third place. Bree-z earned her Rally Excellent title with First, Second and Fourth places in Advanced B and two Seconds in Excellent B.

Dana Brown: On October 24th, Racy and Smooch went through the Working Aptitude Evaluation Test in Austin, TX. Both passed with flying colors, making them Irongate's Racy Tracy WAC, OA, OAJ and Irongate's Kisses In The Wind WAC, respectively.

Joann Neal: Tush won a Group 3rd and a Group 2nd at breed shows in Alamogordo, NM. She also won Best of Variety over major entries and other specials three days out of four in Belton. Tush continues to be in the All-Breed Top 10 Owner-Handled dogs, and the No. 1 poodle in AKCs Owner-Handled rankings.

Joann Neal: Speedy finished his MX title at Agility trials in Belton. Sake qualified five runs out of six at Agility trials in Andrews.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget and I went to Andrews, our first trial in almost 6 months. She earned one Standard leg with a First place finish and 17 MACH points. It was so great to be out of the house and running with her.

Teresa Janssen: At the McKinney trial Radar went 10 for 10 and won his T2B class both days. At the Belton trial Radar Q'd 6 of his 8 runs and got the last 2 QQ's needed for his MACH11. At the Andrews trial Radar Q'd 8 of his 9 runs and finished his T2B2 title.

James Hodgins: Ginny and I ran together in USDAA for the first time. We placed in all 6 runs, with four First places and two Seconds. We qualified in three of the six runs (you can place without qualifying in USDAA).

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey placed Fourth in the 6 9-month-old Puppy Bitch Class at the Bouvier National Specialty. This was a class of 8, which was one of the largest Bitch classes.

James Hodgins: Ginny and I ran together for the first time and earned two First place finishes, one in Time to Beat and the other in Jumpers with Weaves. The other runs, although not qualified, were still great, and Ginny did her weaves more times than not, which is a big deal for her!

Vernon Brown: Irongates Racy Tracy earned two legs in Open Standard and two legs in Open JWW with a total of four First places. She topped the weekend off with a beautiful First place run in Time to Beat on Sunday.

Regina Edwards: Kandi got her MXP(Masters Standard Preferred) title on Thursday and her MJP (Masters Jumpers Preferred) on Sunday. She earned a QQ on Friday.

Polly earned her Novice Jumpers Title!!

Mary Lou Vardy: My granddaughter Leah earned her very first T2B ribbon with Britta at our trial.

Joann Neal: Speedy got a Masters Triple Q on Thursday, and Tush got her first Double Q Friday on her first weekend out in Masters competition. Tush also got a Masters Excellent Leg, a Master Jumpers Leg and a T2B Leg scattered through the re-maining days.

Teresa Janssen: At our Levelland trial, Radar Q'd all 6 of the courses he got to run. The reason I phrase it this way is because for some strange reason, Radar "threw up" at the start line of JWW two days in a row, so we didn't even get to run those courses!!!

Margaret Freeman: Toby earned his very first qualifying scores, two Firsts, in Novice B Standard, at our Levelland trial.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Dog News did an article on Performance Bouviers, August 9th and included photos of Rowdy and Lillie, with a few quotes from me. Here's the link to the issue: http://issuu.com/dognews/docs/080913 The photos are on pages 30 and 62.

Cathy Smith: This is Sniffntell Wee Singin Cowboy, "Cowboy". He is a red Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund and he is my new show dog. He is 4 years old. He came from Canada and was shown there. I will start him here in the Open class to go for his American Championship.

Linda Olthoff: Athena won First place in the K-9 Splash Fest Swimsuit Competition.

Keep Liz Brandt and Mike Felker in your thoughts on the loss of Nocki, their 11 year old Leonberger.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: This is my new girl, Zoey (that's her name for right now).She is 3 months old and so much fun.

Rowdy made the American Bouvier des Flandres (ABdFC) Performance Top 20 for 2013. He was #15. He also earned his VBCh (Versatile Bouvier Championship) awarded by the ABdFC. He also tied for #1 in Agility in the Excellent A Preferred class for 2012 for Bouviers.

Gary Carter and Marcia Bishoff: Gary and Crockett passed the Canine Good Citizen test.

Teresa Janssen: At the two Cloudcroft trials Radar got 4 QQ's and 4 more legs toward his T2B2 title. The rankings for the 2013 AKC Invitational have been released and Radar ended up the #6 Miniature Schnauzer in the US.

Joann Neal: After showing as a special at the Dallas & Houston shows, if I have figured my points right, Shaq finished his Grand Champion title at only 9 months of age. He won Best of Variety at the Lone Star Poodle Club Specialty show, and his sister Tush was Best of Opposite Sex.

Tush got one Best of Variety in Dallas, two in San Antonio along with a Group 2nd, & 2 in Houston. With his two wins in Houston, Shaq was BOS to Tush's BV. A friend showed Shaq while I showed Tush, be-cause they were in the same Specials class. Also, Tush received her Silver Level Grand Champion award.

Speedy won Open B Obedience at the Poodle Specialty in Dallas, & got a Double Q in Agility in Houston.

Thea and David Wilkins: CH Liket's Espresso Double Shot (Belgian Sheepdog Kona) just completed the Dallas-Houston-San Antonio show circuit. Kona is about halfway to earning his Grand Championship. He placed as Best of Breed twice, Best of Opposite Sex, and Select two times, all with majors.

Before he goes off again, we will be working on fine-tuning Obedience, Rally and Agility.

Tim and Mary Jane Sampson: North Pine MJ Arizona Kodiak , aka Kodi, won Best Puppy in Sweeps (Miniature Schnauzer) and Group 2 Best Puppy at the North Texas Terrier Specialty Show in Dallas, Texas on July 4, 2013.

Joann Neal: At the PBOTC Agility trials,Speedy got a QQ,Sake got two QQs, and Tush finished her AX title.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Rowdy earned his second MJP leg and placed Third in Amarillo to earn a few PACH points. He placed First at the PBOTC trials and earned his third MJP leg and earned a few more PACH points.

Teresa Janssen: In the Pacific Northwest I had a wonderful time. I went to three trials--two of which were outdoors. The weather was amazing and the scenery was awesome. Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs at the first trial and completed his MACH10. At the second trial, he Q'd 5 out of 6 again, and at the last trial he Q'd 4 out of his 6 runs. My biggest brag of all is that I have my son, daughter-in-law and new grand-daughter back in Texas!!

JoAnn Phillips: Mr. Wile E. Coyote finished his CDX Title in Oklahoma City on Sat., June 22 with a Fourth place finish in the Open B class. He also got an "extra" leg on Sunday with a Third place finish ... one of the few "survivors" of the evil spirits inhabiting the Open ring that day!

Speedy qualified in Open B Obedience two days in OKC with a Third place and a First place. This finished his Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) Title.

Joann Neal: In the Oklahoma City shows, miniature poodle Shaq finished his Breed Championship by going Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a Major win the only day I showed him. He is 8 months old.

Min-poo Tush got two Bests of Variety, three Owner-handled Bests of Variety, with an Owner-Handled Group First and a Group Second.

Tammy Marshall: Introducing CH Los Ositos TaLyn's Top Hat, Topper. Topper fin-ished his championship undefeated in the classes in four show weekends.

Teresa Janssen: On Saturday, June 1st: I just finished my Std run in Canby, Oregon, and Radar got his MACH10. I'm so proud of my little man!!At the Lubbock trial Radar Q'd 8 of his 9 runs and finished his T2B title. At the Schnauzer Specialty Radar Q'd 6 of his 7 runs.

Joann Neal: At our SPOTC Agility trials, Sake finished her MACH7.Speedy, Chick, and Sake each got 2 Double Qs. Chick and Sake each completed the requirements for the TQX, which is 10 triple Qs in Master Std, Master JWW, and Master FAST.At the AOTC Agility trials, Tush finished her AXJ title, and got two T2B legs.Speedy got 2 Excellent FAST legs to finish his XF title.Sake Qd 4 of 6 runs, all with class placements.

Vernon Brown: At the Lubbock trial, Racy completed both her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles, making her Irongates Racy Tracy NA, NAJ.

Sherhonda Ginn: At our trial, Gidget earned one Standard leg with a Third place and 18 MACH points.

Jodi Pritchard: At the Lubbock show Lizzy earned her Open Standard title on Saturday, and on Sunday we ran our first Excellent Standard run. As the judge said while we were on course, Shes getting her moneys worth -- taking the A-Frame 3 times. In Amarillo, Lizzy finished her Open JWW title. Were now OA and OAJ!

Laura Probasco: At the Lubbock trial, Harvey got his first Q and First place in Novice Standard Preferred, and his first Q and Third place in Novice Jumpers Preferred.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: On Saturday at our trial, Rowdy placed Second in the Masters Jumpers Preferred class and earned 3 whole PACH points! In Amarillo, Rowdy placed 2nd in Master Jumpers Preferred class and placed 3rd and earned 5 PACH points. In Midland her placed 1st in the class and earned 2 PACH points.

Regina Edwards: At the Lubbock trial, Bree-z got two legs in Novice Jumpers Preferred with two Second places. Kandi got two Master Preferred Standard legs with two First places.At the AOTC trials, Bree-z finished her Novice Jumpers Preferred title with a First place, and Kandi got three Mas-ter Preferred Standard legs, two Master Preferred JWW legs and two QQs.

Mike Felker: On Memorial Day, Liz and Tyr had a 100 point run at the Amarillo Agility Trial, earning a Q, a First place, and Tyr's Novice Jumper's title.

Ronda Clark: Gretchen and Tuf both QQd in Shawnee, OK.

Tim and Mary Jane Sampson: Kodi received his first Conformation point in Albuquerque.

Joann Neal: At the Albuquerque Breed shows:

Shaq was Winners Dog 6 out of 6 shows, and Best of Winners 4 of 6 shows, for a total of 8 points and a major. He was also Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show at the two poodle specialty shows. Tush won a Best In Show in the AKC Owner-Handled Series.

At the Abilene Breed shows: Shaq was Winners Dog and Best of Winners 3 out of 3 shows for 5 more points. Tush won Best of Variety each day, and 2 Group 2nds. In AKCs Owner-Handled Series, she had 2 Group 2nds and a Best In Show.

Cathy Smith: Gimli got his CD in Abilene, May 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Linda Olthoff: Spartacus has a new baby sister. Her name is Athena Puddy Cat (Athena) and she is a black and rust Doberman Pinscher. She will be starting puppy class in June.

Laura Smith: My girl Frenzy went Best in Match at the Big Spring all breed show April 6th.

Mike Felker and Liz Brandt: At the 2013 Leon-berger Specialty in Vancouver, WA, Nocki (our 10 -year-old) won first place in the 9-and-Over-Year-Old Bitches Veterans Sweeps, and was presented with a special prize (the statue) by two members of the Leonberger Club of France for being the oldest Bitch in competition.

Phil Marshall: Bonnie earned her second Open Obedience leg at the Big Spring trial with a second place in Open B, and her title (CDX) at the Amarillo show on April 27th. Now its on to Utility and Tracking as well.

Cheryl Birdwell: Rosie earned her second and third qualifying scores to-ward her Companion Dog Obedience title in Big Spring and Amarillo on April 6th and 27th respectively. She placed Second both times.

Cathy Smith: ITUSCA's Dwarf Lord Gimli CGC earned his third leg to complete his Beginning Novice title in Big Spring on April 6th.

Regina Edwards: In Amarillo, Kandi finished her Beginner Novice title with a Third and First place. Beaver (Papillion) finished his Beginner Novice title as well with a Fourth and a Second place. My Collie, Bree-z got two more legs on her Rally Excellent title. My Rough Collie, Ziva, got two Beginner Novice legs at the AOTC trials as well.

Joann Neals successes with her poodles are always impressive, but their achievements during the past month were exceptional even for Joann and her dogs.

Tush: At the Big Spring Kennel Club shows, Tush won two Group Firsts, one Reserve Best In Show, and one All-Breed Best In Show, all breeder-owner handled. At the Poodle Club of America show, the National Specialty, Tush won an Award of Merit.

Shaq: Also at Poodle Club of America, Shaq got a Third in the Bred-By-Exhibitor class.

Speedy: Also at Poodle Club of America, Speedy got his first leg toward his CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) Obedience title, and won Reserve High In Trial. He also won a Second in EXC JWW in Agility.

Chick: At the Big Spring KC shows, Chick got her first leg toward her Utility Obedience title with a Second place in the Utility B class. At the National Specialty show, she got a Third place in EXC JWW Agility.

Brittony Hodgins: Ginny got her first Exc. JWW leg in Wichita Falls under Judge Gene Downing.

Teresa Janssen: At Belton Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs. At Wichita Falls Radar Q'd 7 of his 9 runs. At Tularosa Radar Q'd all 8 of his runs.

Our May 2013 agility trial had plenty of winners and here they are:

-Jane Giddens and Yoda - 3rd in Master Jumpers and Q'd in Master.

-Joan Neal - Chick with a 4th in masters, 1st in Master Fast and Q's in masters. Saki - MACH 8! Master 2nd, master Jumpers 4th and Master Fast 1st and 2nd. Speedy - Master 3rd and master Jumpers 2nd and 3rd.

-Regina Edwards and Kandi - 1st Masters and Breexy 2nd in Novice Jumpers.

-Teresa Janssen and Radar - T2B 1st, Masters 3rd and Master Jumpers Q'd.

-Ronda Clark and Gretchen - Masters 3rd and Master Jumpers 4th.

-Nancy Lewis and Quest - Masters 2nd and Master Jumpers Q'd

-Marylou Vardy and Brew - Masters and Masters Jumper 2nd. Britta earned a Master Jumper 2nd and T2B Q.

-Susan Boyd and Lucy - Masters and Masters Jumper 2nd and T2B 1st.

-Sherhonda Ginn and Gidget - Masters 3rd.

-WileE and Joann Phillips - Q'd in Master Jumpers and 2nd in Masters.

-Sherell Thomas and Rowdy - 2nd in Master Jumpers

-Betty Blanton and Tigger - Q'd in master Jumpers. Henly 1st in Novice Jumpers.

-Laura Probasco and Harvey - 1st in Novice and 3rd in Novice Jumpers.

-Carol Patterson and Caty - Open 1st and Open title. Open Jumpers 1st.

-Vernon Brown and Racey - 1st Novice Jumpers and Novice. Novice and Novice Jumpers titles.

-Jodi Pritchard and Lizzy - 1st in Open.

Norman Bert: Tutu, our young standard poodle, received his Canine Good Citizen certification.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Rowdy and I went to Oklahoma City and earned 2 legs toward his Rally Advanced title and placed Second for both legs. Also in Belton Rowdy picked up his 3rd leg and earned his RA title. Hooray!

Norman Bert: Tutu, our young standard poodle, received his Canine Good Citizen certification.

Nancy Lewis: Quest and I attended our first AKC Agility Nationals in Tulsa. We finished at No. 31 out of 440 dogs and missed the finals by one dog.It was an amazing experience and such fun!

Phil Marshall: Bonnie earned her Novice Jumpers title in Andrews, which she completed in fine fashion with a clean run marked by a long lead out. Her daughter Sedna earned a first in FAST at another trial that same weekend.

Regina Edwards: At the OPAC trial Kandi took First place in Master Jumpers and earned 8 PACH points.

Carol Patterson: Cate qualified in Open Standard at the OPAC trials.

Jane Giddens: At the OPAC trial Yoda got four Qs, three in Jumpers and one in Standard.

Teresa Janssen: My biggest brag for this month is not a "dog brag." While I was in Tulsa, competing at the AKC National Agility Championship, I became a grandma. Claire Elisabeth Janssen was born on March 15th in Yakima, Washington and weighed 8 lbs 12 ounces. Even though I Face Time with my son and daughter-in-law almost every day now, I am flying up there in a couple of weeks to get to see Claire in person!!!

My dog brag for the month is that Radar had all perfect runs at Nationals and ended up in 29th place out of 220 twelve-inch dogs. Last weekend at the OPAC trial in Andrews, Radar Q'd all 9 of his runs. My brag for Taz is that her rehab is going well and she is starting to actually put some weight on her injured leg.

AKC just announced their Agility rankings for the year 2012 (Jan 1, 2012 through Dec 31, 2012). Taz was the # 5 Poodle for 2012 and Radar was the # 2 Miniature Schnauzer for 2012.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget competed in the OPAC trial at Andrews, our first trial since her surgery. She took First place in Standard on Friday and Saturday, with a total of 39 MACH points. I am so happy and thankful to have her alive and healthy and we can keep trying!

Joann Neal: A dog that I bred, MACH6 Sandstorm Cant Stop Now, Kenda, and her owner Jan Downey of Houston, made the finals in the 16 class at the AKC Agility Nationals in Tulsa. She had a clean round in the finals, and ended up 9th out of over 200 of the top 16 dogs in the country.

Sake and Chick both qualified and competed at Nationals, but we were also-rans.

In Andrews agility trials, Tush got 2 Excellent Jumpers legs, both first places. Speedy won 2 firsts in the Master JWW class. Sake and Chick were both 6 for 63 Double Qs each.

Joann Neal: In breed shows in San Antonio, Tush won Best of Variety 4 days, and also won a Group 2nd and a Group 3rd. She won Best of Variety both days of the Ft. Worth Kennel Club shows.

Dana Brown: Irongates Kisses In The Wind took a 4-point Major, owner-handled, under Judge Edd Bivin in San Antonio, TX.

We followed that with a Reserve Winners Bitch to a 5-point Major with an entry of 39 bitches at the Fort Worth Dober-man Pinscher Club Specialty Show on March 22nd under Judge Alvin Krause.

Phil Marshall: "Boy" (Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy JH) took reserve at the recent Vizsla specialty in Houston. Later that same weekend he took first in Open Dog, and Reserve again at the Galveston Kennel Club show. His littermate sister "Sedna" (Starstone Red Oak Deep Space Goddess JH) earned a 4-point major, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex at the Galveston show.

There were plenty of winners at our recent obedience and rally trials: Here are their brags:

-Joann Neal: Sake finished her RAE title at our obedience trials. To achieve this, the dog has to have 10 Double Qs in Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent B classes. This makes her: CH OTCH MACH6 Songbird Sandstorm Saketumi UDX2 TDX VCD3 OM1 RAE MXG2 MJB3 MXF T2B.

-Cheryl Birdwell: Rosie, our Sheltie, earned her Beginner Novice Title in Wichita Falls, placing Second. She earned her first leg toward her Novice Title at our SPOTC trial, also with a Second place.

-Sandy and Ron Sutton: Lily (Center) received a Second place in Rally for her Novice Title. In Beginner Obedience, Lily earned two legs and a Third place on Saturday and a First place on Sunday.

-Marcia Bishoff: Gary Carter and collie Crockett got a qualifying score for his first leg in Beginner Novice A. Crockett is a rescued dog and we have had him less than a year. He has come so far in a short time in learning to trust us and work for us.

-Regina Edwards: My Papillion, Star-K Little Beaver (Beaver) earned two legs in Beginner Novice with a First and a Fourth Place.Rough Collie Kandi earned two legs in Beginner Novice.Kandi finished her Graduate Open title with a First place!Rough Collie Bree-z earned two legs towards her RAE (Rally Excellent) with three Fourth places and a Second place.

-Bill Rebber: Cheeser took First Place in Graduate Open at our Obedience Trials in February.

-Margaret Freeman: Rory earned two First places in Rally Advanced at our Obedience trials in February.

JoAnn Phillips: RED-LETTER DAY: Wile E. Coyote Catches Elusive Roadrunner (AKA: MACH title) I am happy to announce that The Wile E. Coyote finally earned his MACH on March 1st at the Clovis agility trial!! It was a banner weekend for the Wile E. man as he was able to qualify in all 6 of his runs for the weekend. He's come a "fur piece" since his arrival in Lubbock and I'd like to thank ALL for their help in our reaching this goal......now maybe he'll quit looking at that Acme Catalog for "the latest gadget"!

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Rowdy earned his AJP on Saturday in Clovis. Hooray!!!

Joann Neal: In Clovis, Tush got 2 legs towards her Excellent Standard title, and finished her OAJ title, all with First places.

Carol Patterson: Cate achieved her Novice Standard and JWW titles and Q'd in Open Standard at the Clovis Trials.

Jane Giddens: Yoda earned two Qs in Masters JWW and one in Masters Standard in Clovis.

Regina Edwards: In Agility, Kandi earned three JWW legs with two First and one Second Place in Clovis.

Mike Felker and Liz Brandt: This weekend, Liz and Tyr competed in only their second agility trial, this time in Clovis. Running in Novice Jumpers, on Friday they got their first Q, and a First Place. On Saturday, they earned a second Q, a second First Place, and had a per-fect, clean run. Sunday was another Q until Tyr knocked down a bar. Thanks to all the SPOTC members who said, "We're here to cheer for Tyr." We need to buy you bandanas for the SPOTC trial in May.

Margaret Freeman: Barley took First Place with a beautiful 28-second run in Open Jumpers at the Clovis trials.

Joann Neal: Speedy did me proud at the TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) test in El Paso 2-17-13. We drew track #2. He was all business as he did the 815-yard track in 23 minutes, retrieving each of the articles. He got his feet full of stickers & got tangled up in devil's claws several times, and he just stopped and waited for me to take them out, then continued on, business-as-usual. He was the only one of the six entries to pass.

June Marble: Both Esti and I were in our first Course A sheep herding event with the Texas Herding Association trial in Bertram. Esti got a first place in Course A started sheep.

Cathy Smith: TUSCA'S Commander in Chief "Chief" won BOV (Best of Veterans) both days in Midland to take two Majors toward his Grand Championship. In Obedience, TUSCA's Dwarf Lord Gimli CGC earned two legs toward his Beginning Novice B title with one First place at the SPOTC Trial in February.

Tammy Marshall: The first time in a ring with competition, my Havanese Los Ostitos TaLyn's Top Hat, Topper, went WD (Winners Dog) on both days at the West Texas Kennel Club shows in February, to pick up both his Majors. Topper also went WD on both days the March 1st weekend in Wichita Falls to earn three more points toward his Championship.

Teresa Janssen: At Belton Taz got two more QQ's toward her next MACH.

Jane Giddens: Yoda finished his Master Standard title in Belton. He earned 5 Qs with two second places and one Fourth place. He now has his MX and MXJ.

Dana Brown: On January 5, 2013, in Glen Rose, TX, Irongates Racy Tracy, handled for the first time by Michael Shepherd, took a 5-point Major.Vernon says Racy needs just one more Major and they can quit playing conformation and get busy with Agility!

Carolyn Cook: Kingston passed his therapy dog test and observations. I think that Kingston has found his calling. He loved both the patients and all the attention he received.

Mike Felker: Our two adult Leonbergers, Tyr and Nocki, have been asked to come to three nursing/care homes on a monthly basis, one in Levelland, one in Brownfield, and one in Olton. We go to three others in Levelland periodically. Nocki is a particular favorite, sitting and speaking when told to in German; most people have never seen a bilingual dog.

Philip Marshall: In early December, Boy and his sister Sedna passed their second and third consecutive legs of the four required for their Junior Hunter titles. His scores were 9.25 and 9.4, respectively, out of 10.

Phil Marshall writes: Boy (Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy) earned his JH (Junior Hunter) title with a perfect score (10-10-10-10) on his 4th consecutive qualifying run on December 15th. The next day he moved up to competition at the Senior Hunter level and passed for his first of 4 legs. Senior Hunter requires a more difficult set of skills, and includes, in addition to hunting and bird finding prowess, being steady to wing (the bird flush), retrieving, and honoring (freezing at) another dog on point. For those not familiar with AKC hunt tests, in my opinion his accom-plishments on that weekend were akin to finishing a Novice obedience title with a 200 on one day, and the next day

Tim Sampson: Tiger welcomed his new running buddy, North Pine MJs Arizona Kodiak, aka Kodi, on Xmas Eve. Kodi is 11 weeks old.

Tim Sampson: Tiger was 5/6 in Amarillo including the two Excellent Standard legs needed to complete his Master Excellent title. That gives him both MX and MXJ in the last two months.

Teresa Janssen: At McKinney Radar went 6 for 6 taking 2nd place each day in Std. Taz went 5 for 6 with four 1st places and one 2nd place (that was when she crept up and set the timer off as I was leading out!!).

At Wichita Falls, Radar went 6 for 6 again with two 2nd's and a 4th in Std. Taz went 5 for 6 again with four 1st places and one 2nd place. At Amarillo Radar went 6 for 6 again!! This makes 22 QQ in a row!! Taz went 5 for 6 and won an exciting runoff with a Corgi. She came home with four 1st places and one 2nd place.

Just for fun I added up Taz and Radar's total MACH points and as of Dec 31st Taz has accumu-lated 11,634 points and Radar has 8187 points. Wouldn't Joy be proud of her little Poodle? What a joy and blessing this little girl has been to my life!!

Regina Edwards: In Amarillo, Kandi got a Master Jumpers leg and a Master Standard leg, both with third places, and earned 12 PACH points.

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta earned 2 QQ s and Q'd 5 of 6 runs.Little Brew Q'd 4 of 6 runs and 1 QQ. She earned one first place and 3 second places.

Margaret Freeman: Barley earned a leg in Master FAST (Fifteen and Send Time) in Wichita Falls.

Philip Marshall: Boy (Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy) competed in his first pointing breed field trials Nov 14-18 held just north of Shallowater. In his very first stake (class) he placed first in Open Puppy (up to 15 mos. old) for his first Field Trial Championship (FC) point! He went on to place in every other stake he was in, with two sec-onds and one fourth. Some stakes are strictly for ama-teurs, and others are "open" (pros may compete). Not every trial has every stake, so in these trials Boy also competed in Open Derby (the next level after puppy). Dogs are judged on range (several hundred yards out at times), independence, hunting ability, finding and pointing birds, style, ability to cover ground, responsiveness to commands, and so on.

Teresa Janssen: At the Red Dirt Agility Trial in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Taz got two 1st places in JWW. Radar had another 100% weekend with two 1st places, two 2nd places, and two 3rd places.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew Q'd 3 of 6 runs and placed 1 and 2 in Standard at the Bell County trial. Britta Q'd 3 of 6 runs, all in Jumpers.

Joann Neal: At the Cen-Tex Kennel Club breed shows last weekend, on Saturday minpoo Tush took a Group First, and followed with a Reserve Best In Show. On Sunday she got a Group 2nd.

Ron and Sandy Sutton: Lily completed two legs toward her Novice Rally title in Tucson, Arizona.

Our fall trials was great and many of our members walked away with wins. Here's the winners:

Teresa Janssen: Taz (toy poodle) earned 1st in Excellent Standard 2 days and 1st and 2nd in Excellent Jumpers over 3 days. Radar (mini schnauzer) earned 1st and 2nd in Excellent Standard and 1st and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers.

JoAnn Phillips: Wile (ACD) earned 1st in Excellent and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers on Friday for a QQ.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget (standard poodle) earned QQd on Friday with 2nd place ribbons and earned another 2nd in Excellent Jumpers and 3rd in Excellent.She finished her MX title and earned another QQ and 51 MACH points.

Jane Giddens: Yoda (papillon) QQd 2 days and picked up an extra Excellent Jumpers leg and placed 3rd.He earned his MXJ title and accumulated 76 MACH points.

Ronda Clark: Gretchen (Aussie) placed 4th in Excellent Jumpers and Skid (mini poodle) placed 1st in Excellent Jumpers and Excellent Standard. Tuff (mini poodle) also Qd in T2B.

Sherell Thomas: Rowdy (Bouvier) earned another Excellent Jumpers leg.

Nancy Lewis: Quest (Golden) earned his MACH after his QQ on Saturday and picked up another Jumpers leg with a 3rd place.

Susan Boyd: Lucy (Lab) Qd 4 of 6 runs with a QQ on Saturday in Excellent.

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta (mini schnauzer) Qd 3 of 6 runs and Brew (mini schnauzer) Qd 3 of 6 runs in Excellent.

Tim Sampson: Tiger (mini schnauzer) Qd 2 of 3 Jumpers runs in Excellent.Tiger finished his MXJ at the Lubbock trial.

Regina Edwards: Kandi (Collie) Qd 3 of 6 runs in Excellent.Kandi earned one MJP and two MXP legs, a QQ and 21 PACH points.

Joann Neal: Saki (mini poodle) QQd Sunday and Speedy (mini poodle) Qd in Excellent Jumpers. Tush (mini poodle) had 2 QQs in Novice.Sake finished her T2B (Time-to-Beat) title at the Agility trials in Andrews, and got one QQ in Lubbock. She passed 10,000 MACH points this year, and qualified for the AKC Nationals again, as did Chick.

Brittony Hodgins: Ginny (All American) Qd in T2B on 2 days.

Margaret Freeman: Barley (BC) placed 1st in Excellent Fast.

Ralph Chilton: Timmie (All American) Qd in T2B and earned 2 legs in Novice Standard.

Kathlene Mort: Oliver (English Springer Spaniel) placed 3rd in Novice Jumpers.

James Hodgins: Hirshy (All American) placed 1st in Novice Jumpers.

Vernon Brown: Racey (Dobe) placed 1st in Novice Standard.

David Wilkins: Kona (Belgian Sheepdog) placed 1st in Novice Standard.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: This year the American Bouvier des Flandres Club selected me to receive their AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship award for 2012. It was presented at the national specialty this October in Huron, Ohio.

Susan Boyd: My new Labrador puppy, Hiccup, and I flew back from Illinois on October 2nd. She was 7 weeks old at the time. Were beginning some foundation training, and her best friend is Teresas Radar.

Joann Neal: Miniature poodle Chick whelped 2 boy puppies on Oct. 10, litter names "Shaq" and "Sugar Ray." The baby-daddy is CH Zelon Driving Miz Daisy Crazy, call name "Angelo". He is a National poodle specialty variety winner and was the #1 Minipoo in the U.S. in 2007, and he also is the sire of the current #1 Minipoo.

Linda Olthoff: In addition to taking Best In Show at the SPOTC Hallowoof party, Spartacus won First Place both at PetSmart's Howl-O-Ween contest and in the Pet category in the Avalanche Journal's Cutest Trick or Treater Contest.

Joann Neal: In Tush's agility debut in Andrews (OPAC) last weekend, she qualified 3 runs out of 4.

Jane Giddens: In Andrews, Yoda double Q'd 2 days, and earned 53 MACH points.

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta had 2 QQ in Andrews and is now qualified for the National Agility Trial. Brew had a QQ.

Brittony Hodgins: Ginny got her Open STD Preferred title at the OPAC trial in Andrews.

Carol Patterson: Cate Q'd twice at the OPAC trial in Andrews, earning one leg each in Novice A Standard and Jumpers.

Regina Edwards: At the Andrews trial, Kandi finished her AXP and AXJP titles with two 2nd places.

Jodi Pritchard: At the OPAC trial in Andrews, we had a really good day Saturday, and got one Open leg in JWW.

Tim Sampson: On Saturday in Andrews, Tiger earned his first triple Q in Excellent B T2B, JWW and STD. On Sunday he qualified again in T2B.

Joann Neal: At the Belton breed shows Oct. 18-21, minipoo Tush won Best of Variety all 4 days, as well as a Group 3rd and a Group 4th.

Dana Brown: Racy, Irongates Racy Tracy went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners on Thursday, September 13th and Sunday, September 16th.

In October, Dana and Smooch went to 5 dog shows in New Mexico and went Winners and Best of Breed twice! At the same 5 shows Vernon and Racy went Winners and Best of Breed in the other three of those shows and capped it all with a Group 4!!!

Thea and David Wilkins: Our Belgian Sheepdog Likets Espresso Double Shot, Kona) has earned his Championship, taking winners dog, or best of winners each time out, achieving his championship with a Best of Breed win over specials.

Nancy Lewis: I have a new puppy. Her name is Cashmere's Race for Gold, Dash. She is a niece to my Quest.

Jane Giddens: In Midland, Yoda earned one 1st place and one 3rd place in Excellent B Jumpers with Weaves. He also took one 1st place and two 2nd places in Excellent B Standard.

Jodi Pritchard: At the Labor Day weekend trial in Midland after a total train wreck day on Saturday Liz came back on Sunday and got her first Open JWW and Open Standard legs.

Paula Perry: Jack had a great summer - he got his PAX2 in Alaska and then became the first Shar-Pei agility champion when he got his PACH in Midland. To top it off he was High In Trial at the inaugural trial for the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America where he double Qed!! Good Boy Jack!!! He is: PACH Harv's Apple Jack Be Nimble RA MX MXB MXJ MXP8 MXPG MJP7 MJPS PAX2

Sherhonda Ginn: In Midland, Gidget Qd three of six runs, with one 2nd place and two 3rd places, includ-ing another QQ and 36 MACH points.

Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial, Radar went 6 for 6 and earned over 100 MACH points. Taz got two more QQ and was 20 seconds under course time on one of her JWW runs.

At Albuquerque, Radar Q'd 3 of his 6 runs and Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs. Taz had one of her fastest runs ever 31 seconds under course time on a Standard run.

Joann Neal: At the Rio Pecos Kennel Club breed shows in Roswell, Tush won a Group 4th. At the Panhandle Kennel Club breed shows, Tush won Best of Variety all for days. In addition, she got a Group 1st and a Group 2nd.

At the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club breed and obedience shows, Tush won Best of Variety 2 days out of 3, and also won a Group 4th. At the same shows, Speedy won his Novice B obedience class 3 days out of 3, and went on to get High In Trial 3 days out of 3.

At the Sandia obedience club agility trials, Sake and Chick each got a Double Q. Speedy got an Excellent FAST leg, and won his Time to Beat class.

Barbara Mayfield: Her Schnauzer mix, Polly, passed her CGC test!!!

Regina Edwards: Bree-z, my youngest collie, finished her CD title at the Panhandle shows the week of September 13-16th with a 2nd, two 3rds and a 4th. She was also in Rally Excellent B and got two legs towards her RE title with a 2nd and a 3rd.

At the HPKC show, Bree-z earned a 2nd RAE leg with a 2nd in Excellent B and a 2nd in Advanced B. Plus earning High Combined in Rally. Kandi earned two legs in Graduate Open with 1st places.

Laura Smith: Frenzy was Winners Bitch Sunday at the Heart of the Plains show to earn her first point towards her breed championship. The judge was very complimentary of her structure and movement.

Phil Marshall: After following a very fast learning curve at the recent Heart of the Plains Kennel Club shows, and with the sage training and handling advice given me by Joann Neal, Vernon and Dana Brown, Jennifer Hays and Kim Cain, Boy (Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy), my one year old Vizsla, earned Best of Winners out of the Bred-By Class for his first point at the show on September 30th. Following his win on that Sunday afternoon, he went into the field and pointed (and held) a quail from 35 yards, and was steady to wing and shot. What a life he leads!

Linda and Frankie Olthoff: Spartacus competed in the swimsuit competition at the K-9 Splash Fest at Clapp Pool and won 2nd place! Here is his surfer dude look!

Ronda Clark: SPOTC/CPKC agility trials - Tuf finished his AXJ and got his first 15 MACH points in Excellent Standard. Gretchen got 2 double Qs and a couple of individual legs, and Skid got a double Q and a couple of individual legs.

Mary Lou Vardy: SPOTC/CPKC agility trials - Brew Q'd 6 of 8 runs! Britta earned 4 QQ's.

Jodi Pritchard: At our Levelland trial Lizzy Qd 5 out of her 8 runs, all with First places. She earned both her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles.

Regina Edwards: SPOTC/CPKC agility trials - Kandi finished her Open Stan-dard Preferred and Open Jumpers Preferred titles with two First places. She also earned a leg each in Excellent Standard and Jumpers, again with First places.

Phil Marshall: SPOTC/CPKC agility trials - Bonnie earned the last two legs for her Novice Standard title, and earned two legs towards her Novice Jumpers.

Jane Giddens: SPOTC/CPKC agility trials - Yoda Qd 4 times. One 1st place in ExA Standard, one 2nd place in ExB Standard, and two 2nd places in ExB Jumpers. He missed a Q 4 times by JOT (just one thing).

Joann Neal: SPOTC/CPKC agility trials:Speedy-Finished Novice FAST and Open FAST titles. Qualified on 3 ExB JW courses.Chick - 3 Triple Qs (ExB STD, ExB JW, ExB FAST). Sake - 1 Double Q and 2 Triple Qs.

Carol Patterson: Cate earned her first Q in Novice A Standard at the Agility trials in Levelland.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: SPOTC/CPKC trial - Rowdy earned his first Excellent Jumpers leg and he also earned his second Open Standard leg during our trials. Hoo-ray! This just in: Rowdy finished his OAP title in Midland.

Susan Boyd: At our Levelland trial, Lucy Qed 6 out of 8 runs with 2 QQs and multiple MACH points.

Sherhonda Ginn: In Levelland, Gidget earned 2 more legs toward her MXJ and 2 more legs toward her MX titles, in-cluding a QQ and 48 MACH points.

Teresa Janssen: At our recent trial in Levelland Radar had a fantastic weekend. He went 8 for 8 with one 1st place, three 2nd places, two 3rd places and one 4th place. Taz's percentage was not quite as good as Radar's but her 4 Q's were all first places.

Joann Neal: End-of-July breed rankings came out, and Tush is # 5 in all-breed points and # 6 in breed points for miniature poodles. She has only been shown 8 weekends in 2012.

Teresa Janssen: At the Belton trial Radar Q'd all six of his runs and completed his MACH7. The dirt surface was the worst I've ever seen and apparently Taz thought the same thing. I only got one good run out of her, but it was a 1st place. We went to Cloudcroft two weekends in a row for 7 days of agility. The first weekend, Radar Q'd 6 of his 8 runs despite the rain and slick grass. Taz Q'd 5 of her 7 runs. The chute was so heavy and wet with the rain that I pulled her from Standard the first day. The second weekend in Cloudcroft the weather was beautiful. Radar Q'd all six of his runs and Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs.BIG news from AKC: The final tabulations are complete for the 2012 Agility Invitationals.Radar ended up the #5 Miniature Schnauzer in the nation, so he will be going to complete in Orlando in December!! Taz ended up the #7 Poodle in the nation

Ronda Clark: In Wichita Falls, miniature poodle Tuff got his MX and two legs toward his MXJ.

Bonnie (B.J.) Brooks: Sasha Sox finished her JWW Open Preferred title in Cloudcroft, NM on Sat July 14 with a clean run and 1st place. She has been an amazing Novice A dog for me. I have learned SO much with her. She is now retired from competition. I really appreciate everyone who taught & encouraged us.

Joann Neal: I showed miniature poodle Tush in breed shows in OKC, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. She ended up with 13 Best of Variety wins and 2 group placements. As of the end of June with limited showing, she had moved into 7th place in both breed and all-breed rankings of miniature poodles in the USA. Her wins at these July shows should move her higher in the rankings.

Joann Neal: I made it to the obedience ring with Speedy 3 times in Dallas and Houston, and Speedy finished his Companion Dog title in obedience with 2 Firsts, 1 Second and a High In Trial at the poodle specialty show in Dallas. Speedy will also get a VCD1 Title (Versatile Companion Dog 1) for having titles in agility, obedience, & tracking.

Joann Neal: Speedy finished his MXJ title in Midland at PBOTC trials.Sake finished her MXF title in Amarillo at AOTC trials.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew earned her MX title in Midland and her MXJ in Amarillo!

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget earned her Excellent Agility Jumpers title May 27 in Amarillo. On June 9 & 10 in Midland Gidget went 4 for 4, with one 1st place, two 2nd places and one 4th place, earned 37 MACH points and her first two QQ's! I am so proud of my girl!

Susan Boyd: Lucy double Qd in Wichita Falls - something that is quite rare for Team Lucy-Sue!

Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial, both Radar and Taz Q'd 5 of their 6 runs. The Wichita Falls trial was hot and humid, but luckily the show site had good air conditioning. The dirt surface left much to be desired, but it was better than last year. Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and Taz Q'd 3 of her 6 runs.

Dana Brown: We were really excited! It was a great weekend. Irongate's Racy Tracy "Racy" went Winners Bitch for 1 point on Saturday May 19th. Irongate's Kisses In The Wind, "Smooch", won the Working Group on Saturday (May 19th) at the B Match and she went Winners Bitch for 1 point on Sunday May 20th.

Rita Harris: Shasta attended the Southwest Air UKC show at Hutto on June 21, 22 and 23 and finished her UKC conformation championship in 3 days with a Group 3, Group 4 and Best of winners on Saturday and Sunday...

Sherhonda Ginn: In Amarillo Gidget earned her Excellent A Jumpers Title.

Teresa Janssen: We attended the Red Dirt Agility Club's first trial in Shawnee, OK and had a great weekend. Radar went 6 for 6 with lots of placements; Taz went 5 for 6 with four 1st places and one 2nd place.

The Memorial Day trial at Amarillo was great, as always. Radar once again went 6 for 6 and racked up 101 MACH points; Taz went 4 for 6 and tied one of her all-time fastest Excellent Standard runs. She was 31 sec-onds under standard course time!!

Tammy Marshall: I went to the Tibetan Terrier Club of America national in St. Louis, MO in June. My girl Ta-Lyn's The Sound Of Music "Liesl" won the bred-by bitch class and went on to Reserve Winners Bitch. Then my puppy dog TaLyn's Bound To Win "Tag" made his debut in the 6-9 mo puppy dog class in sweepstakes and went fourth in the class.

I bred and co-own a dog TaLyn's Major League Journey "Yadi" with Virgina Kinion and he finished his CD, two agility titles and went high in trial in agility while at the national So TaLyn TTs were well represented.

Jane Giddens: In Amarillo Yoda Q'd twice in Excellent A JWW to earn his JJW Excellent title.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew earned 2 double Qs at the AOTC Trial.

Regina Edwards: At the SPOTC trial, my Collie, Kandi, showed for the first time in Agility. She earned two legs each in Novice Standard Preferred and Novice Jumpers Preferred with clean runs and all first places.THANKS SO MUCH TERESA!

In Amarillo over the Memorial Day weekend, Kandi earned her Novice Agility Preferred and Novice Jumpers Preferred titles with first places and clean runs. She then earned two legs towards her Open Preferred titles in both Standard and Jumpers, also with first places both days and clean runs.

At the AOTC trial in April, KC, Collie, earned his Graduate Novice title with two 2nd places.At the same trial, Bree-z, Collie, earned her Rally Advanced title with a Third place also earned two legs toward her CD with a First and a Second place.

Joann Neal: Mini-poodle Tush took Best of Variety and followed it with a Group 1st at the Coronado KC show in Albuquerque 5-15-12.

Rita Harris: My new Cattle dog Shasta went Winners Bitch on May 26th at the Abilene dog show.

Marcia Bishoff: Gary and I adopted a rescue Collie from Texas Collie and Sheltie Rescue. His name is Crockett, he is 3 years old and is a very sweet boy. He lived in an Alabama shelter for 2 years, and TCSR was finally able to get him out. He is fitting in well, getting along great with Asher and Luke. He even has his own Facebook page.

Our spring/May agility trials had lots of local winners and here they are:

-Joann Neal: She had 2 big weekends with her mini poodles. At the OPAC trial she earned a MACH 6 with Saki and then earned a MACH 3 on Chick at our trials. In addition to that Saki earned 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place ribbons in excellent fast, standard and jumpers. Chick earned 2nd and 4th place ribbons in excellent fast, standard and jumpers.

-Mary Lou Vardy: Britta (mini schnauzer) Qd in excellent jumpers and Brew placed 3rd in excellent standard and 4th in jumpers.

-Sherell Thomas: Rowdy (Bouvier) placed 1st in Open fast, standard and jumpers and earned his Open Jumpers titles.

-Ronda Clark: Skid (mini poodle) earned his MACH 2 and placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in excellent standard and jumpers. Gretchen placed 3rd in excellent jumpers and Tuff placed 1st in Novice standard and jumpers and completed titles in both. Tuff also placed 2nd in novice fast.

-Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget (standard poodle) placed 2nd in excellent standard and 1st in jumpers.

-Ralph Chilton: Timmie (All American) made his agility debut and placed 1st in novice fast and standard.

-Jodie Pritchard: Lizzie (mini poodle) made her debut in agaility and placed 1st in novice jumpers

-Shella Barclay: Tom (Corgi) placed 1st and 2nd in excellent standard and jumpers. Sara (Aussie) qualified in excellent standard.

-Jane Giddens: Yoda (Papillon) placed 1st in excellent standard and jumpers and 1st in Open standard. He also earned his OA title.

-Teresa Janssen: Taz (toy poodle) placed 1st and 2nd in excellent standard and jumpers. Radar (mini schnauzer) placed 2nd and 4th in excellent jumpers and standard.

-Paula Perry: Jack (Chinese Shar Pei) placed 1st and 2nd in excellent standard and jumpers. Katie also qualified in excellent standard.

-Susan Boyd: Lucy (Lab) placed 2nd and 3rd in excellent standard and jumpers.

-Cheryl Nichols: Jcrew (sheltie) qualified in excellent standard.

-JoAnn Phillips: WilE (ACD) placed 4th and qualified in excellent standard and jumpers.

-Tim Sampson: Tiger placed 1st in excellent fast and qualified in excellent jumpers.

-Nancy Lewis: Quest (Golden) placed 3rd and 4th in excellent jumpers and standard.

-Brittony Hodgins: Ginny (All American) placed 1st in novice fast.

Joann Phillips: Rockette, Australian Cattle Dog, recently earned her Herding Instinct Certificate.

Rita Harris has a new addition to her family; a blue female Australian Cattle Dog.

BJ: Rapsody, Tibetan Terrier, recently passed her TDI Therapy Dog test. Congrats!

Teresa Janssen: At Garden City, Radar Q'd four of his six runs with two first places and two second places. Taz Q'd all six of her runs with two 1st places, two 2nd places, a 3rd and a 4th. At Albuquerque, Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs. He won the Standard class the first day and took 2nd in the Standard class the next day. The 12 inch competition was tough. In his JWW class he was 15 seconds under course time and only got a 5th place one day!! Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs, all with 1st places.

Joann Neal: Mini-poo Tush got two Bests of Variety and a Group 4th at San Antonio breed shows.

Tammy Marshall: Hattie, my Havanese, went Winners Bitch both days at the Wichita Falls shows, earning two more points towards her championship. To date she has been undefeated, so shes on quite a roll!

Waltraut Zieher: Cora has had a healthy litter of 8 girl and 3 boy Leonbergers on March 10, 2012. Waltraut and the Leonbergers von Stutensee

Vernon and Dana Brown have a new member in their home; a new Dobe puppy named Smooch. The Browns have big plans for this little girl.

Vernon and Dana Brown have a new member in their home; a new Dobe puppy named Smooch. The Browns have big plans for this little girl.

Ronda Clark did well at the recent PBOTC Obedience trials. Gretchen, her Aussie, earned her UD.

There were several members that did well at our February Obedience and Rally trials. Here's the winners:

-Terry Hetzel: Super Trooper went 4 of 4 at his Obedience debut in Lubbock. He started his day with a 4th place, score of 191 1/2 in Be-ginner Novice, then earned 2nd place in Rally Novice. Day 2, Troop earned another Q in Beginner Novice and a 3rd place in Rally Nov-ice. My little boy was awesome! Riley girl loved the weekend being Trooper's hype girl.

-Cheryl Birdwell: Rosie earned Fourth Place in Beginner Novice B and a First in Rally Novice B at our trial on Sunday.

-Marcia Bishoff: In their debut in the Obedience ring at the SPOTC trial, Asher and Luke both earned their first qualifying score toward their CD.They earned a 3rd and 4th place and she also received the High Scoring Collie award.

-Bill Rebber and Cheeser qualified in Open B each day and were High Scoring Papillon and High Scoring Toy.

-Joann Neal did well with her mini poodles. Speedy placed 2nd in Beginner Novice both days. Saki qualified in open B and earned 2 RAE legs and placed 1st and 2nd in the Ra and RE classes.

Tammy Marshall: Hobbs Kennel Club: Hattie (my Havanese) went Winners Bitch both days, picking up one point. Dash (Tibetan Terrier Special) went Best Of Breed both days.

West Texas Kennel Club: Hattie went Winners Bitch both days for two more points. Liesl (Tibetan Terrier) went Winners Bitch and on to a Bred-by Group III. Dash went Best Of Breed both days.

Brittony Hudgens and her Aussimix, Jenny, earned an Open Standard leg at Belton.

Marcia Bishoff and her Rough Collie, Luke, won BOB at the recent West Texas KC shows.

Susan Boyd: In Denver, Sparky got her MACH. I am so proud of my Novice A girl! As for Lucy, the only Q she got was when Teresa ran her. Good grief !!

Teresa Janssen: On the first day of the McKinney trial, Radar got his MACH6. At the same trial, Taz picked up two more QQ's. At the 4-day trial in Denver we were shivering in the cold and snow, but we still had a very productive weekend. Radar got sick one day and didn't get to compete that day, but he Q'd 5 of his 6 runs and even won the big Standard class on Satur-day. Taz had a perfect weekend, showing the Colorado crowd what a Texas Poodle could

Joann Neal: Little 4 lb. toy poodle Rita aced her TDX test in El Paso on Sunday, Feb.19. We drew the first track of the day. It took her 35 minutes to do the 865-yard, 6-turn track. There were several places in the track that I had to lift her over brush that she could not get through. Luckily, that is allowed by the rules! It takes a lot of persistence for a dog to keep working on one task for 35 minutes! There are only a handful of toy poodles (all belonging to either myself or Judy Carr of Albuquerque) to have TDX titles.

Ronda Clark: Lizzie got her Tracking Dog title on Sunday in El Paso.

Joann Neal: We drew Track #2, and Chick got her TD (Tracking Dog) title on Sunday. We were at the Tracking Club of El Paso's test. Because she also has the required agility & obedience titles,she obtained an AKC VCD2 (Versatile Companion Dog 2) title. That makes her miniature poodle CH MACH2 Sandstorm Slick Chick CDX RN TD VCD2.

Susan Boyd: In Belton, Sparky and Lucy each got a QQ with Lucy placing 4th in one of her Standard runs.

Teresa Janssen: At the Belton trial Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and picked up his 19th QQ toward his MACH6. Taz Q'd 5 of her 6 runs with 3 first places and 2 second places. On the last Standard run of the weekend, Taz was 31 seconds under course time!!

Jane Giddens: Yoda Q'd for two legs in Open Standard, both 1st places. He also Q'd for one leg in Open JWW, 1st place and his Title in Open JWW.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew earned a Double Q at the Belton Trial and won two fourth places in Standard. Britta earned two Double Q's and a JWW leg.

Tim Sampson: At the San Antonio Rose Palace in January. Tiger finished his Open FAST title and picked up first two Master legs, one JWW and one Standard. Slow but deliberate. We start speed training in March when I can run again.

Ronda Clark and her Aussie Gretchen earned UD legs in Glen Rose and El Paso. One more to go. Also in El Paso, Lizzie her Aussie was certified for tracking.

Mary Lou Vardy and her mini schnauzer Brew Q'd 3 of 6 runs in Amarillo. Her other, Britta earned 2 QQ's.

Betty Blanton and Tigger (Aussie) earned 2 Q's in Amarillo.

Joann Neal and Saki earned 2 QQQ's in Wichita Falls.

BJ welcomed a new member to the family; Jesse, an Aussie. BJ has big plans for Jessie in the agility ring.

Nancy Lewis: Quest got three Double Qs at the Amarillo agility trial.

Cheryl Nichols: J. Crew qualified (2nd place) on Saturday in Standard to finish his AX title and then qualified again on Sunday (3rd place) for his first MX leg and 8 MACH points.

Tim Sampson: In Wichita Falls, Tiger went 4/5 for the weekend and finished his AX and his AXJ titles at the same event. Thats unusual but it just worked out that he had a good weekend. He also ran 20.2 seconds/ 62 points in Open FAST. In San Antonio, Tiger finished his OF title.

Jane Giddens: In Wichita Falls Yoda Qd on Friday and Saturday, and double Qd Sunday. He finished his Novice Standard title and earned two legs in Open Jumpers. This was his third trial. He began his Agility training last January.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget earned her Excellent A Standard title at the Amarillo trials on December 31. A great way to end the year!

Teresa Janssen: At McKinney Radar Qd 4 of his 6 runs, and Taz Qd 2 of her 6 runs. It was one of those weekends where stuff just happened. I was really proud of Radar for winning a huge Excellent Standard class. At Wichita Falls Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs and Taz Qd 4 of her 6 runs. At Amarillo Radar Qd 3 of his 6 runs and Taz Qd 5 of her 6 runs (all 1st places). Even without the multiplier now, Taz came home from Amarillo with 116 MACH points. Radar is now in the Top 5 agility miniature schnauzers.

Mary Lou Vardy: At the AOTC trials in Amarillo over New Years weekend, Britta earned 2 QQs, and Brew earned her first QQ and one additional Standard leg.

Susan Boyd: In El Paso, we didn't fare as well. Sparky and Lucy brought home only 1 Q each. But in Wichita Falls Sparky earned a QQ and a 4th place ribbon.

Brittony Hodgins: Ginny got her first Open Preferred Jumpers leg at the Bell County Kennel Club trial over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Kathleen Mort: On Monday, November 28th, Oliver passed his Canine Good Citizen test! place wins.

There were many winners at our November trials. Here's the results:

- Teresa Janssen: Toy Poodle Taz earned a MACH 5 with 2 QQs and a Q in Excellent Jumpers, all with 1st place wins. Mini Schnauzer Radar earned 2 QQs and an extra Q in Excellent Jumpers. The standard legs were 3rd place wins.

- Joann Neal: Mini Poodle Speedy earned a 1st place in Excellent Jumpers and Standard. Mini Poodle Saki

- Shella Barclay: Aussie Sarah earned a 4th in excellent jumpers and standard. Corgi Tom Qd in excellent jumpers.

- JoAnn Phillips: ACD WilE had a triple Q day on Saturday. He also Qd Sunday in excellent standard and fast and in jumpers on Friday. He picked up 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons.

- Nancy Lewis: Golden Quest QQd Saturday picked up a 4th place single in excellent jumpers and standard.

- Ronda Clark: Aussie Gretchen earned 2QQ and an extra Jumpers leg. She earned a 2nd and 4th place in Jumpers. Mini Poodle Skid earned 2 QQs with a 1st and 2nd. He also placed 3rd with a Jumpers leg.

- Susan Boyd: Lab Sparky earned a QQ and single qualifiers in Jumpers and Standard. Lab Lucy earned 2QQs and a sing Jumpers Q with a 1st place.

- Mary Lou Vardy: Mini Schnauzer Brew placed 3rd and 4th in the Excellent Jumpers class. Britta qualified in Excellent Jumpers and standard.

- Betty Blanton: Henley. Aussie Tig QQd. Aussie Henley Qd in excellent jumpers on 2 days.

- Britony Hudgins: All-American Ginny earned a leg and Open standard and novice fast, both with 1st places.

- BJ Brooks: Corgi Sasha earned a 1st place in Open Jumpers.

- Sherell Thomas: Rowdy Qd 4 of 4 runs in Novice Fast and Open Jumpers with 1st places in all runs. Rowdy also earned his NFP title.

- Jane Giddens: Papillon Yoda earned 2 novice jumper legs and one novice standard leg, all with 1st places.

- Terry Hetzle: Sheltie Riley earned a QQ with a 1st in Jumpers and a 2nd in Standard. She also earned a 4th placed in another Jumpers class.

- Paula Perry: Jack placed 1st in the Excellent Standard class on Sunday and 1st in Excellent Jumpers on Friday.

- Sherhonda Ginn: Standard Poodle Gidget placed 1st in the Excellent Standard class on Friday.

- Tim Sampson: Mini Schnauzer Tiger earned a 1st place in Open Fast and a 1st in Excellent Standard.

- David Wilkins: Kona, his Belgian Shepherd, earned 2 novice jumpers legs with 1st places on each.

Nancy Lewis: Quest finished his UD with another First place in Elk City OK

Joann Neal: Minipoo Tush finished her AKC Grand Champion title with 2 Best of Variety wins at the Heart of the Plains shows. She is just 2 weeks past her first birthday, and showing her first weekend in the adult trim. Tush also picked up a BOV at the Louisiana shows and has garnered an invite to the Eukanuba shows.

Minipoo Sake got 2 RAE legs with 4 first places at the HPKC shows. Minipoo Chick delivered 2 lovely puppies, one girl and one boy, early Sunday morning, Sept. 25th. My Speedy is the daddy.

Phil Marshall: Golden Retriever Swan came out of retirement to compete at the recent four-day show in Lubbock for the first time since May 2010, when she had finished her UDX. She considered Thursday a training day, and then went on to qualify in Open B and Utility B on both Friday and Saturday for UDX 2 legs. In doing so, she picked up a 4th place finish in Open and a 3rd place finish in Utility. This may have been Swan's "swan song." On September 8th, Vizsla Bonnie gave birth to five beautiful puppies (3 boys and 2 girls).

Bonnie and the pups are doing fine, and are wondering where there new homes will be. The sire (BISS DC AFC Red Oak's Stormin Norman MH) couldn't be around for the birth because he's been gone for about a dozen or so years.

June Marble: Esti finished both her Rally Advanced (RA) and her Rally Excellent (RE) titles. Angie finished her RA and earned 2 legs towards her RE.

Dana and Vernon Brown: Gus, CH Merrimac the Agean CD, RA, CGC, TDI, earned his CDX and RE in three shows with 4 firsts and 2 seconds and retired to pursue his career as a therapy dog.

Irongates Racy Tracy won her first Championship point in Amarillo on September 13th!!

Susan Boyd: In Midland, Sparky and Lucy both got several single Q's. In Albuquerque, the single Q's continued with Lucy winning the 24" class one day.

Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Radar Qd 4 of his 6 runs and Taz Qd 5 of her 6 runs. The next weekend we went to Albuquerque and Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs. This gave him his 19th and 20th QQ for his MACH5. They went back to Albuquerque the next weekend and what a weekend it was!! Radar and Taz both went 6 for 6. Taz got five 1st places and a 2nd place; Radar got a 1st, 2nd, and four 3rd places.

Jane Giddens: Copella Whisper of Gold (Yoda) is a now a certified Pet Therapy Dog. Yodas uncle, Peyton, is the #1 Papillion in the country.

Debbie Cox: On August 15th, Grace suffered a stroke that was thoroughly debilitating and life-threatening. She received her 4-wheeler last week and is already showing greater improvement. Hopefully, she will only be in this cart a few weeks. Her recovery truly is nearly miraculous.

Shella Barclay: Her Aussie, Sarah, had a QQ at the Albuquerque shows.

Brittony Hudgins: Jenny, her Aussie, completed her NJ title at the Midland trials.

There are more new pups being added to the SPOTC family. Cheryl Nichols got a new Sheltie boy named Sinbad and BJ got a new corgi boy named MAX. Laura Smith has a new sheltie girl named Frenzie. Congrats to all.

JoAnn Phillips: Rockette, her ACD, has had a great year in the show ring and has earned an invitation to the Eukanuba shows! Not to be left out, Wile E earned his CD at the Lubbock shows along with class placements too. Congrats.

Sherell Thomas: Rowdy had a great time at the Bouvier National Specialty. He earned his NDD (Novice Draft Dog) title and earned a NFP leg and was 1st place (even after he took a few seconds to try and pull the clip out of his hair). He also earned his VBB (Versatile Bouvier Basic) title prior to the national but now has enough points for his VBX (Versatile Bouvier Excellent) title.

There are more new pups being added to the SPOTC family. Cheryl Nichols got a new Sheltie boy named Sinbad and BJ got a new corgi boy named MAX. Laura Smith has a new sheltie girl named Frenzie. Congrats to all.

Ronda Clark is pretty happy these days. He male mini poodle, Tuff earned his conformation championship at the recent poodle specialty in Colorado. Her Aussie, Gretchen, also earned and QQ and placements at the recent agility trials in Houston.

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta earned her MACH in Fort Worth on August 7th. She has been competing in Agility Trials for three years. Brew earned her Exc A JWW title that same weekend.

Joann Neal: We attended the Dalmatian Club of North Texas agility trials in Ft. Worth. Speedy finished his AXJ and got his first MXJ leg, and Sake got a triple Q one day with various Qs the other days.

The second and third of the Chicklets (Chick X Speedy puppies) finished their championships, making three puppy breed champions from one litter. All three were owner-handled.

Nancy Lewis: Quest earned highest combined score from Utility A and Open B in Amarillo in July.

Phil Marshall and his Visla, Bonnie, were ranked as the #2 Novice dog in their breed.

Teresa Janssen and her crew have done well in agility this past year. Radar is the #7 Mini Schnauzer and Taz is the #8 poodle. Way to go!

June Marble has a new addition to her dog family; an 11 month old male GSD. Im sure June has plenty of performance plans for this young dog.

Joann Neal: Three of Chicks and Speedys 10-month-old mini-poodle puppies did well on the July Texas show circuit.

My pup Tush went Best of Variety over specials for a major win in Dallas, and followed with a 4-point major in San Antonio to finish her breed championship. After I moved her up to the Specials class, she followed with 23 points and 6 majors towards her Grand Champion Title. (The title requires 25 points and 3 majors.) She still needs a couple of points and 3 wins over other champions to finish the title.

Her littermate Scamp, who flew down with her owner from Wisconsin, got a major in San Antonio, and another in Houston. She just needs one point to finish now, which she might get this weekend back in Wisconsin. Scamp is the first dog his owner has ever shown in conformation, although she has done agility and obedience with standard poodles. Ronda will undoubtedly brag on her pup Tuf, who also got a major in San Antonio.

In addition, Min-poo Casey finished his CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) in obedience in Dallas, and got a High In Trial at the Lone Star Poodle Club specialty show.

Kaylene Brown: Suzy Q, toy poodle, passed her CGC.

Tammy Marshall: I have a new addition to my family, a Havanese. Los Ositos Bon Bon Hats Off To TaLyn "Hattie". She is four months old.

Vernon Brown: CH. Merrimacs Misano Run is the son of Danas boy Gus (CH. Merrimac The Agean CD, RA. CGC, TDI) after finishing his championship recently with very limited showing, with back-to-back Majors in Houston. He was handled by his breeder, Nikki McClendon. This is Guss first champion offspring from only his second litter.

Congratulations also to Lynda Grimsley, whose three Yorkshire Terriers recently became Registered Therapy Dogs, all on the same day.

Joann Neal: At the Weimaraner Club of Albuquerque agility trials June 24-26, minpoo Sake got 2 Triple Qs, and minpoo Chick got one. Triple Qs are qualifying scores in Standard Excellent B, Jumpers Excellent B, and FAST Excellent B all in the same day. In Amarillo, Sake earned her XF title. In midland, Casey Qd 5 of 6 runs.

Tim Sampson: Tiger Sampson finished Open Standard in Midland followed by Open Jumpers in Wichita Falls the following week. We had our first Double-Double with Qs on all 4 runs in Midland, three First Places. We hope to be ready to move on to Excellent in the fall. We wont talk about FAST. WE need to learn distance handling skills from YOU Border Collie Pros and spend a few months on speed only. Got to have more fun for Tiger and smarts for Tim. THEN we will go back after that Open FAST!

B.J. Brooks: In Midland, Sasha finished her Open Std Preferred title with a First place.

Brittony Hudgins: Her Aussie earned her first NJ leg in Amarillo.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew completed her Open Standard Title in Midland and her Open Jumpers Title in Wichita Falls. Britta earned two double Q's in Midland and two more in Wichita Falls.

Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Radar Q'd 3 of his 6 runs, all in the ribbons and Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs, all 2nd places (behind this lightning fast little Corgi from the Austin area!!) At Clovis Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs with several placements and Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs, all with 1st places. At Wichita Falls Radar Q'd all 6 of his runs, adding 3 more double Q's toward his MACH5. Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs with a 1st , two 2nd's and a 3rd place. Even though I am not yet back to normal since my knee surgery, I am so happy to be running again with my dogs.

Margaret Freeman: Barley earned his Excellent A FAST title in Midland with a Second place.

Nancy Lewis: Quest earned his first Utility A leg at the show in Albuquerque. He got a first place and the highest scoring Golden.Only 2 legs to go for a UD!!!

Tammy Marshall: Am/Int Ch TaLyn's Dressed for Success, "Tux", went Best Veteran in Sweeps at the TTCA National in PA this past week at nearly 11 years old. Tux also won the Grand Sire Competition at the Nationals as well! TaLyn's The Sound of Music, Liesl", placed second in the Bred-by class at the TTCA National with an entry of 18 in the bred-by class with many top breeders and strong competition. At the Big Spring KC May 7th show Tux picked up a Group III on Saturday. Liesl won the bred-by group on Saturday as well.

Joann Neal: Minpoo Tush got a 5-point major and Best Bred-By-Exhibitor in Show at the Enchanted Poodle Club Specialty Show in Albuquerque May 13. She is 8 months old.

Several members did well at the Amarillo trials on Memorial Day Weekend. Here's the winners:

- Margaret Freeman: In Amarillo, Barley earned his second leg in Excellent A FAST with a Second place, and additionally had some very good runs all weekend.

- Mary Lou Vardy: Brew earned her Open Standard Title in the AOTC Trial. Britta earned an ExB JWW leg and a Standard leg.

- Susan Boyd: In Amarillo this past weekend, Lucy got 2 JWW Qs, both with 3rd places. As for Sparky, she had great parts to each of her runs :-)

- Teresa Janssen: On the first day of the Amarillo trial, Sue ran my dogs for me. She QQ'd Radar with a 1st place in the Standard class and a 2nd place in the JWW class. She also won the JWW class with Taz. I decided to try to run them myself the next two days. I certainly wasn't as fast as I used to be, but at least I didn't fall down!! Taz Q'd 2 of her 4 runs, both with 1st places, and Radar Q'd 2 of his runs, with a 2nd and 3rd place. It felt so good to be competing again!

- Brittony Hodgins: At the Amarillo Trial Ginny got her 1st Novice JWW leg.

Please keep Cheryl Birdwell in your thoughts on the passing of Zoe, her German Shepherd. Zoe was a great companion.

Laura Smith has a lot to be proud of. She qualified in the Open B class in Obedience at the sheltie national specialty.

Many members did well at our recent Spring Agility trial. Here's the winners:

Susan Boyd and her Labs did well. Lucy placed 2nd in excellent standard and finished her MX title. She also placed 3rd in Excellent Jumpers. Sparky Qd 4 of 6 runs and earned a QQ in Excellent. Susan also ran Teresa Janssens dogs Radar and Taz. Radar Qd 5 of 6 runs and earned 2 QQs and picked up 3rd and 4th place ribbons in Excellent. Taz was the big winner of the trial, she Qd 5 of 5 runs and earned her MACH 4! She also picked up a couple of 1st and 2nd place ribbons.

Nancy Lewis and her Golden, Quest, picked up 2 Qs in excellent standard.

June Marble and her GSDs did well. Esti and Angie picked up 2 Qs each in excellent standard. Esti placed 2nd and completed her MX2. Angie placed 1st and earned MACH points.

Ronda Clark and her Aussie Gretchen earned 2 QQs. Her poodle Skid Qd 4 of 6 runs in Excellent and earned 1st and 2nd place ribbons.

Mary Lou Vardy and her Mini Schnauzers did well. Britta QQd and earned a 4th place in excellent standard. Brew placed 1st in Open Jumpers.

BJ Brooks and her Corgi, Sasha placed 1st in Open Jumpers and Open Standard.

Shella Barclay and her Corgi Tom Qd 3 of 6 runs with all 1st places. This included a QQ. Her Aussie Ellen also placed 1st in Open Standard and Jumpers and Sara who placed 2nd in Excellent Jumpers.

Joann Neal and her Mini Poodles did well. Saki Qd 5 of 6 runs and earned 2 QQs. She picked up 1st, 2nd and 4th place ribbons. Chick Qd 3 of 6 runs and earned a QQ.

JoAnn Phillips and her ACD, Wile, Qd 3 of 6 runs in Excellent and placed 3rd and 4th.

Terry Hetzle and her Shelties, Trooper and Riley did well. Trooper placed 1st in Excellent Jumpers and Riley picked up a 2nd and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers.

Paula Perry and her Shar Pei, Jack, picked up 2 Qs in excellent standard.

Brittony Hodgins: Ginny, her Aussie, got her 2nd Agility Standard Novice Leg at our trial.

Please keep Cheryl Nichols in your thoughts on the passing of Eddie, her sheltie. Eddie was the cutest little guy and was a great companion.

Keep Ronda Clark in your thoughts on the passing of her Norfolk Terrier, Bounce. He will be missed.

Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier Rowdy completed their requirements to be registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Joann Neal had good luck at the Belen agility trials with her mini poodles. Casey and Sake QQd.

June Marble and her German Shepherds did well at the recent German Shepherd Specialty. Esti placed 1st in Open obedience and won HIT. Angie completed her RN title.

BJ and Sasha (Corgi) were special guests at the Hospice Awards for Volunteers. She and Sasha were presented with a special Volunteers Award.

Ronda Clark and Tuff (mini poodle) are doing well on their journey to a conformation championship. In Ft. Worth he earned 2 points and now he only needs majors. Hooray!

A few members went to Wichita Falls and did well. Heres the results:

Tim Sampson and Tiger (mini schnauzer) did well. They earned their OF title.

Margaret Freeman and Barley (BC) earned a leg in XF and placed 2nd.

There were lots of winners on the trip to Belton and here they are:

Brittony Hudgins had her agility debut in Belton with Jenny her Aussie and they did a great job. They Qd in novice standard. Hooray!

Susan Boyd was busy at the recent Belton agility trials. She ran both of her dogs and Teresa Janssens. Lucy and Sparky both had 2 Qs. Radar Qd 4 of 6 runs and Taz Qd 3 of 6 runs. Way to go!

Ronda Clark and Skid (mini poodle) Qd in excellent jumpers

Mary Lou Vardy and Brew (mini schnauzer) earned their NA title.

Several members went to Albuquerque and did well. Here's the winners:

- Mary Lou Vardy: In Albuquerque on March 19th, Brew earned her Novice B JWW title, and Britta earned a QQ on Friday.

- Betty Blanton: Henley got an Excellent Standard leg and a nearly impossible Excellent Fast leg in Albuquerque. "Never up and in Tig" had just 1 error in most of his runs but seemed to have fun.

- Tim Sampson: CH. Ruedesheim's MJ Black Tiger completed his Novice Standard title in Albuquerque to go with his Novice FAST.

Several members went to Garden City and did well. Here's the winners:

-Tim Sampson and Tiger earned their NF title.

-Susan Boyd and Lucy placed 2nd in her Excellent class and Sparky QQ'd and placed 3rd.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar picked up 2 QQ's and a 1st and 2nd place; Qing 5 of 6 runs. Taz Q'd 3 of 6 runs with all 1st places.

- Sherell Thomas and Rowdy finished their RN title and earned a leg in Beginner Novice.

- Terry Hetzel: NEW Titles from Garden City, KS Riley girl won 3rd place in STD EXC B on Friday; won 4th in JWW EXC B on Sat; and DOUBLE Q'd on Sunday with a 4th in JWW and 4th in STD. Riley earned her MX title on Sunday! That's a HUGE title win for us. That makes 5 QQs and 358 MACH points ! YEA for my baby girl. Super Trooper won 1st in Nov B STD on Friday and 1st in Nov FAST on Sat. earning his NOV FAST title ! Troop had moments of brilliance in his EXC JWW runs. My joy boy is now in EXC JWW, Open FAST and needs 1 more leg to get OUT of NOV STD. YEA for Super.

A few members went to McKinney to the aglity trials. Here are the victors:

- BJ and Sasha Q'd in open standard.

- Ronda Clark and Gretchen QQ'd and placed.

Joann Neal and Ronda Clark had a good time at the San Antonio Poodle Specialty and shows in March. Ronda's pup Tuff earned a total of 8 points toward his championship and won WD and Best Puppy at the specialty. Joann and her pup Tush won BOW and earned 4 points and Best Bred by Exhibitor.

Sherida Hibbard has a new addition to her household; a 12 week old shih tzu. She looks forward to having lots of fun with the new pup.

Sherell Thomas and Rowdy passed their Therapy Dog test and visits. Rowdy is geared up to officially receive lots of hugs. Rowdy also finished his Beginner Novice title at the obedience trials in Oklahoma City. Hooray!

Teresa Janssen is doing great in the agility ring. Her crew went to the Denver trials and Radar Q'd 8 of 8 runs and earned his MACH 4! They have earned 3 MACH titles in less than a year. Taz was not left out. She Q'd 5 of 8 runs and won the hearts of the crowd. Congrats!

Susan Boyd went to to the Denver agility trials and Lucy picked up 2 QQ's and MACH points.

Joann Neal and Sake have been busy on the tracking trail. She earned her TDX in the El Paso trial this February and also earned her VCD3 title!

Anne Humphrey is happy about completing her training at the Karen Pryor Academy. She is now a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Congrats!

Several members did well at our recent February Obedience trials. Here's the winners:

Phil and Bonnie placed 1st in the Novice B class and High Scoring Visla.

Laura Smith and Stormy placed 4th in a tough Open B class. They also earned High Scoring Sheltie and High Scoring Herding Dog.

Nancy Lewis and Quest, her Golden, also qualified in the Open B class.

Joann Neal and Saki (Mini Poodle) placed 2nd in the Open B class. They placed 2nd and 4th in the Rally Excellent class and 1st in the Rally Advanced class and earned their RAE title. Saki also earned High Scoring Poodle and High Scoring Non-Sporting Dog. Chick also placed 2nd in the Rally Novice class and earned her RN title. Chick also placed 2nd in the Rally Advanced class on Sunday.

Jane Giddens and Star (Papillon) placed 3rd in the Rally Excellent class.

Sherell Thomas and Rowdy (Bouvier) placed 1st and 4th in the Rally Novice Class.

A couple of members have new addiions to their families. Margaret Freeman has a new BC pup named Toby. He is a real cutie and already has learned the chute.

Paula Perry's new Shar Pei, Cecil is a real doll. Katie and Jack are already busy getting him in condition for his agility career!

Phil Marshall is pretty happy with Bonnie, his Visla. They recently earned their CD.

Joann Neal and Speedy have been very busy. Besides earning his OA and OAJ at the Clovis trials, he earned his TD this month. Sounds like he is on his way to a VCD career.

June Marble and Esti are still doing well in the herding ring. She recently earned 2 first places and a High in Trial.

Several members went to the recent Clovis agility trials and did well. Here's some of the winners:

-Joann Neal and her poodles started out with a bang. Saki earned her MACH 5 title on Friday and Casey and Speedy also Q'd in their classes. Speedy earned his OA and OAJ titles too.

-Teresa Janssen did well with Taz and Radar, Qing almost every run.Taz Q'd 5 of 6 runs and Radar Q'd 6 of 6 runs! Taz also earned the High Scoring Dog in the trial!

-Tim Sampson and his mini Schnauzer, Tiger, made their debut and did well. Tiger Q'd in Novice Standard and placed 1st in Novice Fast. He Q'd 3 of 6 runs. Way to go!

-BJ and Sasha, her Corgi, earned both of their Novice titles with all 1st place ribbons. Now they are heading into Open. Hooray!

-Susan Boyd and her labs did well. Lucy finished her AX prior to the trial and Sparky earned a QQ.

-Margaret Freeman and her BC earned their OF and NJ titles. They blazed through the NJ course in a record setting 16.22 seconds!

-Ronda Clark and Skid earned 2 QQ's and had a Q rate of 5 of 6 runs. In McKinney they also picked up another QQ.

-JoAnn Phillips and her ACD, Wile earned a QQ!

Keep Ronda Clark in your thoughts due to the loss of her Cairn Terrier, Raven. She was a wonderful little dog and gave some entertaining performances in obedience and agility

Keep Sherell Thomas in your thoughts due to the loss of her Bouvier, Lillie. She was Sherell's faithful shadow and will be greatly missed.

Keep Barbara Mayfield in your thoughts due to the loss of her Aussie, Deisel. He sweet great guy.

Laura Smith: I took the girls to the Belton shows in search of Cutter's 3rd Utility leg. We came so close on 2 attempts, then in Cutter style she blessed me with a great effort and qualified on Sunday with a 1st place. (There were 2 qualifiers in this class which is unusual) This is our first Utility title and I want to thank everyone that helped and supported us on this journey. UDX?...stay tuned. Stormy also made me proud with her Open B debut at the Belton shows, earning 2nd place in limited showing at this trial. Not too bad considering I have not shown her since she finished her CDX in February. Way to go girls!

Sherhonda Ginn: Standard Poodle Gidget went to Odessa over the Hallow-een weekend. It was kind of trick or treat. They got treated in Open Jumpers to two first place finishes but tricked in Standard. It was still a great weekend and as always they learn every time we attend a trial.

Barbara Mayfield: Diesel, Aussie, qualified for the first time and it was in Standard. But they came oh-so-close in Jumpers. And they had a great time! Plus they learned tons!

Jane Giddens: At the Oil Patch Agility trial, (their first time competing) Star earned two Q s in Novice Standard and one Q in Novice Jumpers, all three in First Place.

Teresa Janssen: At Enid, Oklahoma Taz Q'd 3 of her 6 runs--all with 1st places. Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs--all in the ribbons. At Odessa, Taz Q'd 3 of her 4 runs--all with 1st places. Radar won his JWW class the first day. Oh yes, Radar was the Weinie Retrieve Champion at the Halloween Party!!!

Betty Blanton: Tigger, her Aussie earned an excellent jumpers and standard leg in the Odessa trials. Henley earned two 1st place ribbons and a QQ.

Our 40th anniversary was great and the exhibitors had a great time. Several members had great runs and here are the winners:

- Nancy Lewis and Quest (golden) earned their AX with a 1st place ribbon. Quest Qd 3 of 6 runs.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar (mini schnauzer) earned their MACH 3 title and placed 1st and 2nd in excellent standard and 2nd in jumpers. Radar Qs 6 of 6 runs! Taz (toy poodle) Qd 4 of 6 runs and placed 1st. She also QQd too.

- Mary Lou Vardy and Britta (mini schnauzer) Qd in 3 of 6 runs in excellent and had a QQ in Friday.

- Joann Neal had good runs at the trial with her mini poodles. Saki Qd 6 of 6 runs with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements and 3 QQs. Casey Qd 5 of 6 runs and placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th and earned 2 QQs. Rita Qd 3 of 6 runs and placed 2nd and 4th. Chick Qd 3 of 6 runs and placed 3rd. Speedy Qd 3 of 4 runs and placed 1st in his agility debut in Novice.

- Paula Perry and her Chinese Shar Pei, Jack, made breed history by becoming the first Chinese Shar Pei to ever earn a Preferred Agility Excellent title! He placed 2nd and 3rd in his classes and earned 3 QQs. Jack is also the top winning Agility Chinese Shar Pei in the history of the breed.

- Joann Phillips and Wile (ACD) Qd 5 of 6 runs and placed 3rd with 2 QQs in excellent.

- Susan Boyd had a great time with her Labs. Sparky Qd 5 of 6 runs and earned 2 QQs. Sparky also placed 4th. Lucy Qd 4 of 6 runs and placed 3rd in excellent and earned a QQ.

- June Marble and her GSDs did well. Angie earned 2 QQs and placed 2nd and 4th. She earned 2 legs toward her MX and MXJ and Qd 4 of 6 runs. Angie recently earned her AX title. Esti placed 4th in preferred excellent jumpers. Esti also recently earned her MJP2 title.

- Ronda Clark and her mini poodle, Skid, Qd 4 of 6 runs and placed 1st. Skid also garnered a QQ and 84 MACH points. Skid now has 6 QQs. Her Aussie, Gretchen, Qd 4 of 6 runs and earned a QQ and 45 MACH points. She also placed 3rd and 4th. Gretchen now has 5 QQs.

- Terry Hetzle did well with her Shelties. Riley had 2 QQs and placed 3rd and 4th. Riley Qs 4 of 6 runs. Trooper was a real trooper at the trial. He placed 1st in Open Jumpers and 2nd in novice standard.

- Sherhonda Ginn and her Standard Poodle, Gidget, earned their Open Jumpers title and placed 1st in Open Jumpers and standard. They Qd 2 of 4 runs.

- Jane Giddens and her Papillon, Star, earned both their Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers titles. They placed 1st and 2nd and Qd 3 of 4 runs.

- Phil Marshall and Swan, his Golden, placed 1st in Open jumpers with 2 clean runs.

- Betty Blanton and her Aussie, Henley, QQd and placed 3rd and 4th in excellent. They Qd 2 of 6 runs.

- BJ brooks and her Corgi, Sasha, made it to the agility ring after several delays over the years. Sasha earned two 1st place ribbons in novice standard.

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, placed 1st in the novice preferred jumpers class.

- Shella Barclay and her Aussie, Ellen placed 3rd in novice standard and 2nd in novice jumpers. Aussie, Sara, Qd and placed 1st in excellent jumpers.

Long time member Erin Orr, passed away recently. Keep her family in your prayers.

Please keep Bill Rebber in your thoughts and prayers, due to the recent loss of his wife.

The Suttons just added a new member to their home, Mary Lou, a French Bulldog. She is a real sweetheart.

Joann Neal has been busy in the puppy nursery. Chick recently had 4 Chicklets; 2 boys and 2 girls.

Shella Barclay has added a new Corgi to the family, Tess. Tom, her other Corgi just earned his MXP2 and MJP3 titles!

Susan Boyd: Lucy earned her AXJ title in ABQ with a 1st place finish and Sparky earned more MACH points in JWW. Lucy now will begin to accumulate MACH points of her own.

Phil Marshall and Swan, his Golden, has been busy. She earned her NA and NAJ titles and a 1st in Open Jumpers at the recent Midland trials.

Ronda Clark and her Aussie, Lizzie, earned their MACH in Midland on Labor Day and then finished her RE title in Amarillo on the same weekend. Gretchen also earned her CDX title all with placements.

Jane Giddens Papillon pup earned a total of 2 points at the Amarillo and Roswell shows.

June Marble and her GSD, Angie, earned 2 legs toward their AX title in Midland.

Kaylene Brown and her Sheltie Sadie passed her Delta Society evaluation as an Animal Assisted Therapy dog! So we are an official Pet Partners Team.

Nancy Lewis and her Golden Quest finished his CDX title with three first places. He has also finished his Rally Excellent title and is running in the excellent classes in Agility. He has gotten registered with Therapy Dogs Incorporated and has passed the CGC test. He is such an amazing, enthusiastic dog. He has been a blast to train and show.

Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Taz Q'd 5 of her 6 runs and brought home 197 MACH points. Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and got another QQ. At the Albuquerque trial Taz Q'd 3 of her 4 runs with all 1st places. Radar also Q'd 3 of 4 runs. Taz recently earned her MACH 3 at the Ft. Worth trials and Radar QQd in Ft.Worth and Midland. He now has a total of 16QQs!

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta, Mini Schnauzer, earned a double Q in Albuquerque.

Sherhonda Ginn and Gidget did well at the Midland Trials and earned their Novice titles; NA and NAJ. All 1st places!

Several members did well at the recent Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Obedience and Rally trials. Here's the winners:

Tammy Marshall: Dash, her Tibetan Terrier, went Best of Breed all three days. Leisl in her first show out won the Bred-by Group. Bling in the Fun Match took a Group II.

Laura Smith and her Sheltie, Cutter, earned their first 2 legs toward their UD title; all with 1st place ribbons.

JoAnn Philips and her Champion ACD, Rockett, won BOB all 3 days and earned a total of 3 Grand Champion points.

Dana and Vernon Browns, Dobie, Racey, won RWB all 3 days of the show. She also won a Group I in the Puppy Working Group. Gus also earned 2 legs in Rally Excellent with placements 1st and 2nd. One of Gus sons has also earned his 1st points.

Margaret Freeman had a great weekend. She and her Aussie, Rory, earned their CD and RN titles in fine style. They placed 1st and 2nd in obedience and also placed in Rally.

Phil Marshall and his Visla, Bonnie, earned 2 legs toward their CD title; placing 2nd and 4th. They also won High Scoring Pointing Breed 2 of the days.

Joann Neal and her mini poodle, Casey, placed 1st and 2nd in the Novice B class. She also took Saki out in Rally and earned 3 RAE legs and placed 1st.

Tamatha Hannah and her Sheltie, Jenny, earned their CD title and placed 3rd.

Betty Blanton: Colleen is registered for classes at the University of Rochester. Go Yellow Jackets!

B.J. Brooks: Sasha Sox CGC,TDI, my Corgi did her 100th Pet Therapy visit for this year this week. Her sweet nature & awareness of suffering people who need a Corgi hug continue to amaze me. She really seems to understand how important her job is and she works with zeal and anticipation.

Ronda Clark: Gretchen, my Australian Shepherd, finished her Obedience CDX title in Greeley Colorado with a 2nd and a 3rd place out of the Open B class.

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta (mini schnauzer) earned a double Q and a Jumpers leg at the Fort Worth Agility Trial in August.

Susan Boyd: Lucy (Lab) finished her OA in Fort Worth with a 1st and 2nd place.

Tammy Marshall (TaLyn Tibetans): I have received a Silver Bred-by Exhibitor Medallion from the AKC in recognition of finishing five bred-by champions. These champions are: Int./Am Ch. TaLyn's Dressed for Success, Ch. TaLyn's Reign of Success, Ch TaLyn's Victory Bound, Ch. TaLyn's Singing in the Reign, and Ch. TaLyn's Dressed to Win.

Teresa Janssen: Teresa Janssen: At the Fort Worth trial, Taz (Toy poodle) got her MACH 3. The next day she QQd to begin the MACH4 quest!! Radar (mini schnauzer) picked up another QQ at the Ft. Worth trial.

Teresa Janssen: At the Cloudcroft trial Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and picked up another Double Q. Taz Q'd all of her JWW runs.

Sake is ranked NUMBER 1 poodle in the country for the 2010 AKC Agility Invitational, which will be held in Long Beach, CA in December. She accumulated 3,094 MACH points and 400 points for Double Qs (they are credited with 10 points for each Double Q) during the year-long qualification period, which ended June 30th.A bitch that she bred, one of Skirts puppies, is # 3 poodle for the Agility Invitational. For AKCs purposes, all 3 varieties (toy, miniature, and standard) of poodles are counted as one breed for the Invitational.Sake also finished her MACH 4 in Albuquerque on June 27th.At the Houston KC event at the Reliant Center in Houston:Chick Qd 7 of her 8 runs and Sake Qd 6 of her 8 runs, both in Agility.Young Casey was a busy boy: On Sunday, July 25th, Casey got his third leg for a CD title in Obedience, finished his MX title in Agility, got a Double Q, and won the Excellent B 16 JWW class.

Susan Boyd and her Labs: Sparky Q'd in Jumpers in Albuquerque and Cloudcroft and FINALLY Q'd in Standard in Cloudcroft, to finish her MX title. Lucy finished her Open Jumpers title in Albuquerque and Q'd in Open Standard in Cloudcroft.

Teresa Janssen: At the Cloudcroft trial Radar Q'd 4 of his 6 runs and picked up another Double Q. Taz Q'd all of her JWW runs.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Rowdy (Bouvier) earned a leg in Novice Jumpers Preferred in Clovis and a First place..

The Newsomes and their dogs, Mocha and Grace recently earned their CGC.

Bill Rebber and his Papillon, Cheezer, earned his CDX title recently with two 2nd place ribbons and a 1st place. Way to go!

Ronda Clark and her Aussies have been doing well. Lizzie earned her 19th QQ at the Clovis agility trials and Gretchen qualified 1 of the 3 days at the Dallas shows and earned a CDX leg.

Please keep Tammy Marshall in your thoughts due to the loss of her 17 year old Shih Tzu, Emily and her Tibetan Terrier, Kellie. They were both great dogs and will be truely missed.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget (Standard Poodle) and I went to Amarillo for the Agility trials on the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time and several great runs. We picked up another leg in Novice Jumpers and two legs in Standard, all three with First place finishes!

At the Obedience trials in Amarillo, Bill Rebber and Toby Keith (Papillon) earned two UD legs with a First and Second place, and Cheeser qualified all three days to finish his CDX with two Second places and one Third place finish.

June Marble: At the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club trials June's Angie (GSD) finished two Agility titles: OA & AXJ.

Member at Large - Kathy Miner: Quinn got his Novice JWW and Novice STD titles two weeks ago (all in the ribbons) and then took 1st place in his first Open JWW run. Molly Q'd in STD and had 2 beautiful runs in Ex FAST

Margaret Freeman: Barley (BC) finished his Open Standard title in Clovis. So (as predicted) we are now in Excellent A Standard and still have one leg to go in Novice Jumpers.

Teresa Janssen: Midland Trial: Radar (Mini Schnauzer) Q'd 3 of his 6 runs with two placements. Taz (Toy Poodle) had the best weekend she's ever had. She Q'd 6 of her 6 runs, ALL with 1st places and racked up 246 MACH points!! Clovis Trial: Radar Q'd all 6 of his runs with placements in four of them for a total of 93 MACH points. Taz Q'd 5 of her 6 runs, ALL with 1st places for 138 MACH points. Beckett (Mini Schnauzer) had a clean run on Saturday in JWW. He is having a blast getting to run agil-ity again at some of the trials. Albuquerque Trial: Radar Q'd 5 of his 6 runs with 3 placements for 77 MACH points. Taz Q'd 4 of her 6 runs for 121 MACH points.

Nancy Lewis: Nancy and her beautiful Golden Retriever, Quest, finished their Open Standard and Open Jumpers titles in Amarillo.

Susan Boyd: Lucy (Lab) made her competitive Agility debut in Midland with two first place runs, and finished her Novice titles in both Standard and Jumpers in Clovis.

Sherell Thomas and Rowdy, Bouvier, placed 1st in the Novice Jumper Preferred class at the Clovis trials.

JoAnn Phillips: Lightning Strikes Twice On May 8, 2010. On this memorable day, Mr. Wile E. Coyote (Fast and Furry-ous, MX, MXJ, NF) finished his MXJ at our SPOTC agility trial with a 4th place finish. Not to be outdone, Rockette (CH RednSted Rockettes Red Glare) was down doing her "foo-foo dog" thing at the Big Spring Kennel Club show and got a Herding Group 4th place win.

Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC Agility trial Radar Qd all six of his runs with placements in four of them. This added 3 more double Qs toward his MACH3. Taz Qd 5 of her six runs, all with first places. After two years in retirement because of the complications with his eye surgery, I entered Beckett in the Excellent JWW class on Friday. He was so excited to get to do agility again! Not only did he qualify, he did it with 3 seconds to spare.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget (Standard Poodle) and I entered our first Agility trial here in Lubbock in May. We learned, we had fun, we had some disap-pointments and we had an awesome run in Jumpers on Saturday and got our first "Q" with a time of 32.49 seconds, and no faults for a First Place.

Mary Lou Vardy: Britta (Mini Schnauzer)earned a Double Q at the SPOTC trial, plus a Standard leg.

Cheryl Nichols: Sheltie J. Crew finished his AXJ at the Lubbock trials with a Second Place, and finished his AX at the Amarillo trials with a First Place win.

Live from New York! (State) : Kathy Miner: Molly (BC) got her MXJ on Sat May 8th, in Edin-boro PA, it was her 1st trial in 11 months, then on Sunday she Q'd in Std. Quinn's (BC) debut was fantastic. There were 16 Novice B 20 inch dogs and he placed every run. He took a 1st, two 2nds and a 4th. He was competing against a dog that has her MACH equivalent in NADAC and CPE. By the way it snowed on Sunday in PA.

Sue Boyd: Sparky (Lab) finished her MXJ at the Lubbock trials.

Phil Marshall and his Golden, Swan, are pretty happy. After a long vacation from the obedience ring, Swan and Phil earned their UDX title recently. Now they are getting ready for the agility ring. Way to go Phil!

Vernon and Dana Brown have a new addition to the family; a little red Dobe female pup named Racey. The Browns have big plans for Racey in the conformation and performance rings.

The club has more new pups. Tammy Marshall is keeping a new pup from her recent Tibetan Terrier litter; a little girl named Liezel. She's a real cutie and Tammy has high hopes for her in the conformation and performance rings.

April Mullins has some good news. She has just purchased a new home. Good luck April!

BJ and her Corgi, Sasha, have been really busy doing therapy visits. Sasha earned her Gold Bar in therapy for making over 75 visits in the past year.

JoAnn Phillips and her ACD, Rockette recently finished their conformation championship and earned a BOB along the way.

Susan Boyd and Teresa Janssen went to the recent Belton agility trials. Sue and her Lab, Sparky, earned a QQ and 1 leg toward their MXJ. Teresa and her Mini Schnauzer, Radar earned their MACH 2 and Taz (toy poodle) racked up 2 QQ's. What a great weekend!

Mary Lou Vardy and Britta, her Miniature Schnauzer,earned her MX and MXJ at the Belton Trial in January. Britta also earned 2 1st place ribbons and had 2 Q's at the recent Odessa shows.

Joann Neal and her poodles went to the recent NM agility trials. Saki Q'd 5 of 6 runs with 4 firsts and 1 second in Excellent and Chick earned 2 QQ's.

Terry Hetzel and Sheltie, Riley girl, earned her MXJ TITLE at the AOTC Jan.trial !

Tammy Marshall and her Tibetan Terriers did well at the Tucson, AZ shows. Dash went WD for a major to finish his championship and became my fifth bred-by champion. Bling went WD for his first major on Saturday. Sunday Dash won the breed and went on to a Group II.

Tim Sampson and his Miniature Schnauzer, Tiger, had a great time at the Garden City Shows. Tiger finished his Championship at the Sunday show. Now on to the agility ring.

Anne Humphrey and her Basenjis had some great wins at the Basenji Specialty during the Ft. Worth shows. One of her pups, Franklin, won Reserve WD. Then on the Sunday shows Seeker earned a 3pt major and BOW and completed their Championship.

June Marble has a lot to be proud of. Her GSD, Esti, earned her Herding Championship. Her youngest GSD, Angie earned her Herding Started title and 2 legs toward her RN title. Way to go!

The Hearns have a lot to be proud of. Their Golden, Brunson earned his CGC.

Several members went to the agility trials in Garden City and did an outstanding job. Here's the winners:

- Mary Lou Vardy and Britta, her mini schnauzer qualified 4 times in excellent and earned a QQ.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar mini schnauzer earned 2 QQ's with two 1sts and two 2nds. This was QQ #17 toward their MACH2. Taz Toy Poodle also earned three 1st places in excellent.

Betty Blanton and Teresa janssen went to the recent Tularosa agility trials and had some good luck. Janssen and Radar earned a QQ and qualified in excellent. Betty placed 4th in excellent with her Aussie, Tigger.

Ronda Clark has been busy with her Aussies. Lizzie earned 2 QQ's at the Belton trials in February and Gretchen qualified in excellent in jumpers at the McKinney trials.

Jane Giddings and her Papillon, Star, are celebrating a new title. They earned their CDX at the recent Midland shows.

Our recent obedience trials had several success stories. Here are the winners:

-Nancy Lewis and her Golden, Quest, were buring up the ring. They eraned their CD with two 1st place ribbons and earned their RA and picked up another 1st place ribbon.

-Phil Marshall and Swan, his Golden, placed 4th both days in Utility B and qualified in the Oben B class. This added another UDX leg to their belt.

-Joann Neal and her Mini Poodle, Saki, placed 2nd in the Utility B class and also won Highest Scoring Miniature Poodle and NonSporting Dog. Saki also earned her UDX2 at these trials. She placed 2nd and 4th in the Rally Novice B class with Chick.

-Ronda Clark and her Mini Poodle, Skid, placed 1st and 2nd in the Rally Novice B class and completed their RN. She also placed 1st and 3rd in the Rally Novice B class with her Aussie, Gretchen, and completed their RN title. Her other Aussie, Lizzie, placed 2nd and 4th in the Rally Excellent class.

-Margaret Freeman and her Aussie, Rory, earned 2 legs toward their RN title and picked up two 1st place ribbons in the Rally Novice A class.

-Laura Smith and her Sheltie, Stormy, earned a leg in the Open A class and placed 1st, completing their CDX title.

-Bill Rebber and his Papillon, Cheeser, earned a leg in Open A and placed 2nd in the class.

Jane Giddings and her Papillon, Star, are doing great in the obedience ring. Star earned 2 legs toward her CDX at the recent El Paso obedience trials. She placed 1st and 3rd in Open A. Jane also has a new pup added to her home, a little male Papillon.

June Marble and her GSDs are doing well in herding. At the herding trials over the weekend of January 16th Esti achieved a HIT with a 3 point major (counting only advanced dogs entered) & a RHIT (2 points) towards her Herding Championship. Angie, her young GSD, qualified for 2 of her 3 legs towards her herding started course C sheep title.

Joann Neal and her Miniature Poodle, Chick had a great time at the recent San Antonio agility trials in January. Even though the tempurature was frigid, they put on the heat and earrned their MACH and XF titles. Wow!

Several members went to the recent January Amarillo Agility trials and did well. Here's the winners:

Nancy Lewis and her Golden, Quest, finished his NA, NAJ, and NF in Amarillo. He alsogot his first Open Standard leg.

Mary Lou Vardy and Britta her mini schnauzer earned 2 excellent legs and now have 8 MX and MXJ legs each.

Susan Boyd and her Lab, Sparky, qualified in excellent.

Margaret Freeman and her speedy Border Collie,Barley, are burning up the course. They earned 2 legs in Open Standard, one in Novice Jumpers and one in Novice Fast. They also picked up 2nd and 3rd placed ribbons! Way to go!

Joann Phillips and her ACD, Wile, picked up 3 qualifying legs in excellent.

Kaylene Brown and Sadie, her Sheltie earned their NA title and placed 1st.

Teresa Janssen did well at the Amarillo trial. Taz double Q'd the first day with two first places, then got two more 1st places in her JWW classes the next two days. Radar double Q'd the second day with a 1st place and a 4th place, then took 3rd place in his JWW class the second day.

Several members went to the recent Wichta Falls agility trials and did well. Here's the winners:

Margaret Freeman and her Border Collie, Barley, had a great weekend. The team walked away with 4 first place ribbons and a NA title. Barley ran the jumpers course in a blazing 16.95 seconds!!!!

Mary Lou Vardy and Britta, mini schnauzer, qualified in excellent twice.

JoAnn Phillips and her ACD, Wile, qualified in excellent.

Mary Lou Vardy has a new addition to the family. She has a new mini schnauzer pup named Southcross Mischief is a Brewing. What a name to live up to.

Colleen Blanton did well at the recent Las Cruces agility trials. She Q'd in excellent with her Aussie, Henley and with her mom Betty's Aussie, Tigger.

June Marble is doing well with her GSD, Esti. They went to the recent McKinney agility trials and had 2 days of QQ's. They now have 10 Masters legs. Esti is also a Calendar Girl. There is a photo of her herding in a new GSD calendar for 2010.

Kaylene Brown has been recently appoted to the City of Lubbock Animal Shelter Advisory Committee. Congrats Kaylene!

Tammy Marshall has new additions to her home. She has 4 new pups in her recent litter of Tibetan Terriers.

Several members and friends made the long trek to Long Beach, CA to compete in the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC National Obedience Invitational. Everyone represented Lubbock well and gave us all plenty to be proud of. Here's the results:

At the Agility Invitational, Teresa Janssen and her Miniature Schnauzer, Radar, had their best run where they placed 19th among the 81 dogs competing in the 12" class.

Mike Walton and his American Eskimo, Aspen, had their best run during the 4th round of competition where they placed 13th among the 98 dogs competing in the 16" class.

Paula Perry and her Chinese Shar Pei, Jack, had their best run during the 4th round of competition where they placed 16th among the 98 dogs competing in the 16" class. Her other Shar Pei, Katie, had her best run during the 4th round and placed 64th among the 98 dogs competing in the 16" class. There were 450 dogs competing in the Agility Invitational.

At the AKC National Obedience Invitational, Joann Neal and her Miniature Poodle, Saki, placed 16th and competed in the finals. They also won additional individual honors by placing 2nd in the Non-Sporting Group.

Ronda Clark, DVM and her Miniature Poodle, Skid, placed 18th and competed in the finals. They also won additional individual honors by placing 3rd in the Non-Sporting Group.There were over 100 of the top obedience competitors in the country exhibiting at this Invitational. Congrats to all!

Congrats to Joann Neal and her Mini Poodles, Speedy and Saki. At the November Belton shows and agility trials, Speedy completed his championship and Saki earned her MACH 3. Saki racked up a total 500 MACH points in the month of November. Way to go!

Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, finished their championship at the December El Paso shows. Rowdy won WD and BOW for a 3pt. major! Hooray!

Several members went to the recent PBOTC agility trials and did well. Here are the winners:

-The big winner was Teresa Janssen and Taz. Taz earned their MACH 2 on the first day and continued to rack up more wins; 2 QQ's all 1st places and an additional 1st placed in Excellent Jumpers. Radar, her mini schnauzer placed 1st and 2nd in Excellent Standard.

-Joann Neal and her poodles did well. Saki earned 3 QQ's and placed 1st and 2nd. Chick earned 2 QQ's and placed 2nd and 3rd in her excellent classes. She also earned an additional 2nd place in excellent standard. Casey earned one QQ and placed 1st and 2nd in his class.

- Jo Ann Philips and her ACD, Wile, earned a QQ and placed 2nd in excellent jumpers and 4th in excellent standard.

- Ronda Clark and her Aussie, Gretchen, placed 2nd in the excellent jumpers class.

- Collene Blanton placed 3rd with her Aussie, Henley, in the excellent standard class.

- Mary Lou Vardy and her mini schnauzer, Britta, qualified and placed 4th in the excellent jumpers class.

- Shella Barclay and her Aussie, Sara, placed 3rd in the excellent standard class.

- June Marble and her GSD, Esti, earned a QQ and placed 1st in both excellent preferred classes. She also placed 2nd in an additional classes, excellent jumpers.

- Kaylene Brown and her Sheltie, Sadie, placed 1st in the Novice Standard class.

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, placed 1st in the Novice Jumpers class and earned their NJ title.

- Mike Walton and his Eskies did well. Aspen had 2 QQ's, placing 1st and 2nd and placed 1st in an additional excellent jumpers class. Molly had one QQ and placed 4th in an additional excellent jumpers class. Alpine was not left out. He placed 1st in an excellent standard class.

Nancy Lewis has plenty to be proud of. She and her Golden, Quest, placed 1st in Rally Novice at the Golden Retriever National Specialty!

June Marble and Esti, her GSD have been working hard in Herding. They won 1st place in herding at the recent GSD National Specialty.

Please welcome our new members. Vanessa and Philip Dirks. they have a Golden Doodle and want to do Pet therapy work. Welcome!

Linda Phillips has a lot to be proud of. At the recent Lawton shows, her Aussie, Ellen won WB and BOW both days. Ivy won BOB and earned a Group 1 and 2.

Sherhonda Ginn has a new addition to her home. She adopted a new standard poodle.

Carolyn Tate and Rick Dingus have a new Aussie addition to their home; Mocha.

Several members did well at our recent agility trials. Here's the winners:

-Mike and Lacie Walton and their American Eskimo, Lil Feller Aspen Walton, earned their MACH title and placed 2nd and 3rd in the Excellent B Standard class and placed 3rd and 4th in the Excellent Jumpers classes! Their American Eskimo, Miss Molly Walton, placed 4th in the Excellent Jumpers class and 2nd and 3rd in the Excellent Standard class. They also placed 4th in the Excellent Jumpers class with American Eskimo, Alpine of the Mountains.

-Teresa Janssen placed 1st in Excellent B Standard and Jumpers with Toy Poodle, Joie de Taz. Her Miniature Schnauzer, Southcross Speed Trap, placed 2nd and 3rd in the Excellent B Standard class and 2nd and 3rd in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

-Susan Boyd placed 4th in the Excellent Standard class and qualified in the Excellent Jumpers class with Labrador Retriever, Sparky Sue. Sparky earned 36 MACH points during the trial.

-Joann Neal earned 1st and 2nd place ribbons in Excellent B Jumpers and placed 2nd and 3rd in the Excellent Standard classes with her Miniature Poodle, Songbird Sandstorm Saketumi. Her Miniature Poodle, Sandstorm Slick Chick placed 4th in the Excellent B Jumpers class. She also qualified in the Excellent Jumpers class with her Miniature Poodle, Sandstorm The Band Played On.

-Mary Lou Vardy's Miniature Schnauzer, Vardys Jazzman Britta, qualified in the Excellent B Standard class.

-Shella Barclay and her Australian Shepherd, Rainydays Born to Fly, qualified in the Excellent Jumpers class and placed 2nd in the Excellent Standard class.

-Rene Fords Yorkshire Terrier, Snicker Doodle, placed 1st in the Novice A Standard and Jumpers classes. They also earned their Novice Standard title.

-Kathi Irwin and her Parson Russell Terrier, I Had an Ace in the Hole, placed 1st in the Novice A Jumpers classes.

-Colleen Blanton and her Australian Shepherd, Rainydays Take it to the Limit, qualified in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

-Paula Perry and her Chinese Shar Pei, Harv's Applejack Be Nimble, placed 2nd in the Excellent B Standard Preferred classes and 1st and 2nd in the Excellent B Jumpers Preferred class.

-Ronda Clark, DVM and her Australian Shepherd, Rainydays Walk this Way, placed 3rd in the Excellent B Jumpers class and 2nd in the Excellent B standard class. Her other Aussie, Rainydays Here for the Party, qualified in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

-Terry Hetzles Shetland Sheepdog, Mystiques Lifes a Breeze, placed 4th in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

-Kaylene Browns Shetland Sheepdog, Sadies Jmanda Brown, placed 1st in the Novice B Standard classes. They also earned their Novice Jumpers title.

-Margaret Freemans Border Collie, Kesca Highland Piper Ont Rocks, placed 1st in the Novice A Standard class.

Bill Rebber and his Papillon, Cheeser, earned their CD at the recent Amarillo shows. They picked up two 1st and a 3rd place ribbon.

Laura Smith did well at the recent Amarillo shows with her Shelties. Stormy qualified both days in Open A and placed 2nd. Cutter also made her debut in Utility and did well.

Several members did well at the OPAC agility trials. Here's the winners:

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, 1st in 3 of 4 runs in Novice. Two Q's in Jumpers and a Q in Standard.

- Others had multiple Q's in Excellent. The winners are Joann Neal and her poodle crew (Saki, Chick and Casey), Teresa Janssen with Mini Schnauzer Radar, Shella Barclay and Aussie Sara, Mary Lou Vardy and Mini Schnauzer Britta, and Susan Boyd and Lab Sparky.

Several members did well at the HPKC shows. Here's the winners:

-Laura Smith and her Sheltie, Chaz, earned a point at the Sunday show.

-Jane Giddens placed 1st and 2nd in Novice B obedience and qualified in rally advanced with Star her Papillon.

-Joann Neal and her Mini Poodle, Speedy, won Best in Show Bred by Exhibitor! Joann and Saki also placed 2nd in the Open B class.

-JoAnn Phillips did great for her 1st outing in conformation. Her Australian Cattle Dog, Rockett wond Best Puppy in Show!

-Phil Marshall placed 3rd and 4th in Open B and won High Scoring Senior and High Scoring Golden with Gracie (Golden Retriever).

-Sherell Thomas and Lillie (Bouvier) qualified in rally excellent and advanced and earned an RAE leg; #11.

Bill Rebber has a new Papillon added to his family named Cheeser. Bill will be entering him in novice at the HPKC shows.

Several members went to the recent Albuquerque agility trials. Here's the winners:

-Teresa Janssen Q'd and placed with Radar (mini schnauzer)and Taz (toy poodle).

-Susan Boyd and Sparky (Lab)did well and ended their dry streak. They earned a QQ.

-Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier Rowdy placed 1st in the Novice Standard class.

- Joann Neal Q'd with her mini poodles Saki and Casey.

-Judy Flagle and Meisha had good runs and Q'd.

Please keep Nancy Lewis in your thoughts due to the recent loss of her mother and sister.

Please keep Anne Humphreys in your thoughts due to the recent death of her mother.

Please keep Melanie Zurinski in your thoughts. Her mother passed away in June of this year.

Please welcome Mary Ann Waymack and Tim and Mary Jane Sampson as new members. Mary Ann has a mixed breed dog and MJ and Tim have a mini schnauzer. Hooray!

Ann Marie Lyons has plenty to brag about. She recently graduated from college and also found a job here in Lubbock!

Carolyn Tate recently finished a 10 year goal. She completed her book about Mexico. Congrats!

A few folks went to the recent Ft. Worth agility trials and did well.

-Joann Neal and her mini poodles, Sake and Chick both earned 2 QQ's. Sake also picked up some placements.

-Teresa Janssen and Taz (Toy poodle) and Radar (mini schnauzer) picked up a few wins. Radar QQ's and placed 4th in a class of 34. Taz also QQ'd and placed 1st and 2nd.

Ken and Nikki Hearn's Golden Reriever, Callie, passed the CGC class and are working on becoming a Therapy Dog.

Teresa Janssen and Joann Neal have plenty to be proud of. Teresa and Radar have been invited to the AKC national Agility trials in Long Beach, CA. Radar is also ranked the #7 mini schnauzer in the country!

Joann Neal and Saki have been invited to the AKC Obedience Invitational. Saki is also the #5 mini poodle nationally! Way to go girls!

A few members went to Sna Antonio to the shows and agility trials recently and they brought home the ribbons:

- Joan Neal and her poodles did well in both benues. Little Speedy picked up 2 majors and now has 10 points toward his championship. Saki Q'd 6 of 8 runs and got a QQ. Chick also QQ'd.

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, earned their 1st title. He earned his NF title and picked up 2 second places.

Rita Hannah and her hubby got a Best in Show on their show car.

Kester Rowan welcomed a new human addition to her family. July 1st she gave birth 2 a bouncing baby boy named Keland.

several members went to Clovis and did real well. Here's the winners:

- Kathy Miner and Molly picked up 2QQ's and qualified in Excellent Standard.

-Mary Lou Vardy and Britta her mini schnauzer picked up another Excellent Jumpers leg.

-Susan Boyd and her Lab, Sparky, earned their AXJ and placed 1st and 2nd.

- Joann Neal and her mini poodles were hot. Casey earned his OJ title and picked up an Excellent Jumpers leg. Saki Q'd 5 of 6 runs and Chick got a QQ.

- Ronda Clark and her Aussie, Gretchen, QQ'd.

- Teresa Janssen and Taz (toy poodle) Q'd 6 of 6 runs and placed 1st in all of them. She racked up a total of 208 points!.

Several members went to the new Cloudcroft agility trials. The winners are:

-Teresa Janssen and Taz Q'd 5 of 6 runs (3-1st and 2- 2nd). Radar QQ'd and picked up 2nd and 4th placements.

- Susan Boyd and Sparky (Lab) earned their AX title and placed 1st and 2nd.

- Ronda Clark and Gretchen (Aussie) picked up a QQ.

Teresa Janssen went to Monroe for the agility trials. Taz Q'd 4 of 5 runs earning a 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Radar Q'd 7 of 8 runs and had 3 QQ's. P> Some of the members went to Houston for agility and did well at the trials.

-Cheryl Nichols and J Crew (Sheltie) earned their 2nd XJ leg and 2nd OF leg.

-Joann Neal and Saki (mini poodle) Q'd 6 of 8 runs and earned 2 QQ's.

June Marble is doing well with her GSD's. 14 month old Angie is herding sheep and Esti recently earned her CD and 2 legs toward her RA.

Joann Neal got in some agility during her trip to the northeast. Saki QQ'd at a trial while they were in Conn.

Betty Blanton is pretty proud of her Aussie, Tigger. He recently earned his CGC certificate.

Linda Phillips has some new additions to her home. She recently had a litter of 2 Aussie pups.

Tammy Marshall racked up the wins at the Tibetan Terrier National Specialty recently. Dash won Best Jr. Futurity the 100-15 month old Sweeps class. He was also 2nd in the Bred by class. Her Special, Tux, won Best Veteran.

Several members went to the recent Albuquerque agility trials and here are the winners:

Ronda Clark and her Aussies Lizzie and Gretchen did well. Lizzie earned her 15th QQ and has approximately 1,000 MACH points. Gretchen earned her 2nd QQ.

Colleen and her Aussie Henley are doing well. They have about 400 MACH points.

Susan Boyd earned her NF title with her Lab, Sparky and earned an Excellent Standard leg.

Betty Blanton and her Aussie, Tigger Q'd in Excellent Standard.

Teresa Janssen and Taz, her Toy Poodle, and Radar, her mini Schnauzer, QQ'd. Both Q'd 4 of 6 runs.

Please keep Shella Barclay in your thoughts, due to the loss of her Corgi, Katie. Katie was Shella's Novice A dog and gave her 14 years of great memories.

Please keep Phil Marshall in your thoughts, due to the loss of his Golden Retriever, Gracie, UDX. Gracie was a great girl and never met a stranger.

Keep Ann Humphrey in your thoughts due to the recent loss of her Basenji, Big Red, who was a Field Champion.

Phil Marshall and his Visla, Bonnie recently earned their JH title.

Teresa Janssen has a "proud human mom" brag. Her son recently graduated from dental school and will be practicing here in Lubbock.

BJ has lots to be proud of. Sasha, her corgi, earned her Therapy Dog certification and is the 1st hospice therapy dog for Odysey Hospice.

Cathy Smith has a new addition to her home; a wirehaired dachshund puppy named Gimley. Her other wirehaired, Chief has done well in the conformation ring too. He racked up several BOB wins at the Albuquerque shows.

Several members went to the recent Midland agility trials. here are the winners:

- Teresa Janssen and Radar, mini schnauzer, earned 110 MACH points. Taz, her Toy Poodle, earned 112 MACH points and added in a QQ.

- Susan Boyd and Sparky, her Lab, earned 2 Open 1st place wins.

- Joann Phillips and Wile E, her ACD, earned their AX title.

- Cheryl Nichols and J Crew qualified in Open Standard and jumpers.

several members went to the recent Aussie National Specialty. Ronda Clark and Lizzie earned their 14th QQ and picked up a NF leg. She came away with 98 MACH points. Gretchen placed 1st in the Rally Novice B class and picked up a NF leg.

Linda Phillips (Rainyday Aussies) was pretty proud of her veteran dog, Spark and his daughter. Spark won Best Veteran from the > 10 years old class and his daughter won BOS from the 7-10 year old class. Linda also picked up an Award of Merit from the Puppy Futurity.

Several members did well at the recent Amarillo agility trials. Heres the winners:

- Teresa Janssen and her mini schnauzer, Radar, were the big winners. They earned their MACH title! They QQd and placed 1st and 2nd in excellent and 3rd in excellent jumpers. Taz , her toy poodle, QQd and placed 2nd in excellent jumpers and 1st in excellent standard.

- Kathy Miner and her BC Molly, qualified in Excellent Jumpers

- Mike Walton placed 4th in excellent jumpers and qualified in excellent standard with his Eskie, Molly. They also QQd. Aspen also QQd in excellent.

- Ronda Clark and her Aussie, Lizzie qualified in Excellent Jumpers.

- Joann Phillips and her Australian Cattle Dog, Wil E., earned their AXJ and QQd. They placed 1st and 3rd in excellent jumpers and 4th in excellent standard.

- Judy Flagle and her mini poodle, Meisha, placed 1st in excellent jumpers.

- Joann Neal and her poodles did well. Saki placed 1st in excellent jumpers and standard. Toy Rita QQd and placed 4th in excellent jumpers. Casey earned his NJ title and placed 1st in open jumpers and novice jumpers.

- Colleen Blanton and her Aussie, Henley, QQd.

- Mary Lou Vardy and her mini schnauzer, Britta, QQd

- Betty Blanton and her Aussie, Tigger, QQd and placed 2nd in excellent and 1st and 4th in excellent jumpers.

- Sue Boyd and her Lab, Sparky, placed 3rd in excellent jumpers.

- Shella Barclay and her Corgi, Tom placed 4th in excellent standard.

- Paula Perry, and her Shar Pei, Jack, placed 1st in excellent jumpers and QQd

Several members went to the Albuquerque shows and did very well. The big win went to Ronda Clark and her miniature poodle Skid with their completion of their OTCH title, by placing 3rd in a large Open B class! Joann Neal also did well with her male miniature poodle, Speedy. He went reserve Winners Dog at the Poodle Specialty. The Sandstorm poodles swept New Mexico. Way to go!

Our spring agility trials went well and there were plenty of winners. Here they are:

Teresa Janssen placed 1st in Excellent B Standard and Jumpers with Toy Poodle, Joie de Taz. Her Miniature Schnauzer, Southcross Speed Trap, placed 3rd in the Excellent B Standard class and 4th in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

Susan Boyd placed 1st and 2nd in the Open Jumpers class with Labrador Retriever, Sparky Sue, and earned her Open Jumpers title. She also placed 1st in the Open Standard class and completed her Open Standard title.

Jo Ann Phillips placed 1st in the Excellent A Jumpers class with Australian Cattle Dog, Fast and Furry-ous.

Joann Neal earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in Excellent B Jumpers and placed 1st, 3rd and 4th in the Excellent Standard classes with her Miniature Poodle, Songbird Sandstorm Saketumi. Her Miniature Poodle, Sandstorm Slick Chick placed 4th in the Excellent Standard class and qualified in Excellent B Jumpers. She also placed 1st in the Novice B Standard and Jumpers classes with her Miniature Poodle, Sandstorm The Band Played On.

Mary Lou Vardy's Miniature Schnauzer, Vardys Jazzman Britta, placed 1st in the Excellent A Standard and Jumpers classes. They also completed their Excellent Standard and Excellent Jumpers titles.

Kathy Miner and her Border Collie, Molly, qualified in the Excellent Jumpers class.

Mike and Lacie Walton and their American Eskimo, Lil Feller Aspen Walton, placed 2nd and 3rd in the Excellent B Standard class and qualified in the Excellent Jumpers classes. Their other American Eskimo, Miss Molly Walton, placed 4th in the Excellent Jumpers class.

Rene Fords Yorkshire Terrier, Snicker Doodle, placed 1st in the Novice B Standard and Jumpers classes. They also earned their Novice Jumpers title.

Kathi Irwin and her Parson Russell Terrier, I had an Ace in the Hole, placed 1st in the Novice A Standard and Jumpers classes

Betty Blanton and her Australian Shepherd, Rainydays Make Me Smile, 2nd in the Excellent A Jumpers class and 3rd in the Open Standard class.

Colleen Blanton and her Australian Shepherd, Rainydays Take it to the Limit, qualified in the Excellent Standard class.

Paula Perry and her Chinese Shar Pei, Harv's Applejack Be Nimble, placed 1st in the Excellent B Standard Preferred classes and Excellent A Jumpers Preferred class. They also earned their Excellent Jumpers Preferred title.

Cheryl Nichols and her Shetland Sheepdog, Mystiques Summersault placed 1st in the Open Standard and Open Jumpers classes.

Ann Marie Lyons and her Border Collie, Top Gun Catch Me If You Can, placed 2nd in the Novice B class.

Terry Hetzles Shetland Sheepdog, Mystiques Lifes a Breeze, placed 1st in the Excellent A Standard class and earned their Excellent Standard title. They also placed 3rd in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

June Marble and her German Shepherd, Esti Vom Landstrasse, placed 2nd in the Excellent B Jumpers Preferred class.

Kaylene Browns Shetland Sheepdog, Sadies Jmanda Brown, placed 2nd in the Novice A Jumpers classes.

Congrats Everyone!

AKC recently announced the winners of the 1st quarter 2009 AKC Community Achievement Awards and member, Anne Humphreys, was one of the 3 winners. This award supports and recognizes outstanding public education and legislation efforts of AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC-recognized federations and their members.Anne won for her actions related to defeating local restrictive dog legislation.

The Heart of the Plains Kennel Club recently honored SPOTC Founding member, Dororthy McDowell, by naming an obedience challenge trophy in honor of her. Dororthy is a life member of HPKC.

Several members went to the Wichita Falls trials, and did well. These are the winners:

-Teresa Jantzen and her toy poodle, Taz, won three first-place and won second place in excellent. She picked up 2 QQ. Radar placed first in excellent and picked up another QQ.

- Susan Boyd and Sparky, her Labrador retriever, earned their first leg in Open with a first-place. They also earn their first leg in Open jumpers and placed second. Sparky also picked up two NF legs and placed first.

Cheryl Nichols and J Crew, her Sheltie, qualified in NF and earned their title. They also qualified in open jumpers and placed first with their 1st leg. They also qualified in open standard and OF both with first places.

- Kathy Miner and her border collie, Mali, earn their up and passed. They also earned their first MXJ leg and placed third. They also placed second in the excellent jumpers class.

- Joanne Neal and her poodles did well. Saki qualified five of the six runs and earned 4 first-place ribbons. She also earned a QQ. Rita wrote Toy poodle, earned her 9th MXJ leg. Check earned been open fast legs and skirt or the coveted excellent fast title.

Several members went to Odessa. These are the winners:

- Teresa Janssen and her miniature snails are, Radar, earned 4 first places in excellent and picked up another QQ.

- Kathy Miner and her border collie, Molly, did well. They earned an MX leg.

Several members went to Belton, and here are the winners:

- Ronda and her Aussies did well. Lizzie earned her 13th QQ and Gretchen qualified twice in excellent standard. Gretchen also earned an excellent jumpers leg.

- Joanne Phillips and Wiley, her Australian cattle dog, earned 2 excellent legs.

Debbie Cox is very proud of the birth of her new miniature colt named Miko.

Anne Humphreys has several new additions to her home. Stevie, her Basenji bitch, just gave birth to six new pups; three boys and three girls. Congrats!

Joanne Phillips has her hands full with a new Australian cattle doge named Rockette. The 4 month old Rockette is the newest addition to her cattle dog crew.

Colleen Blanton is very happy, because she made the varsity swim team. Congratulations!

BJ and Corgi Sasha are happy pair. They recently passed their therapy dog test.

Please keep Nan Lumpkins in your thoughts and prayers, due to the death of her mother.

Ronda Clark did well in Midland. Bounce, her Norfolk terrier earned two group 4 placemats. And Gretchen, her Aussie, finished her CD. Skid, her miniature poodle, earned 3 point toward his obedience trial championship. He now has a total of 99 and only needs 1 point to finishing his title.

Anne Humphrey is pretty happy these days. Her Basenji pup, Rhiannon, won Best Puppy in Sweeps at the DFW Basenji Specialty at the recent Ft. Worth shows. She also finished the championship on her other Basenji, Dee Dee, at the same Ft. Worth shows. Congrats!

Several members went to the recent Albuquerque agility trials and did well. Here's the winner:

- Teresa Janssen with Radar (Mini Scnauzer) and Taz (Toy Poodle) placed 1st in their excellent classes. Radar has all of his points for a MACH, but needs the QQ's.

- Joann Neal and her poodles were in the ribbons. Saki qualified in 3 of 4 runs and placed 1st and 2nd. She even had a run off in Excellent with Teresa. Skirt also earned her 2nd leg in Excellent Fast.

- Mary Lou Vardy and her mini schnauzer, Britta, earned 2 open jumpers legs and an excellent leg from the A class.

Teresa Janssen went the recent Garden City Agility trials and had a good time. Radar earned a 2nd and qualified in 5 of 6 runs. They earned 2 more QQ's and racked up 95 MACH points. Taz was not left out. She earned 3 first place ribbons and picked up another QQ. Rowdy (Bouvier)and Sherell Thomas earned a point toward his championship at the San Antonio shows by winning Winners Dog. He now has a total of 12 points and needs only a major to finish

Ronda Clark and Skid (Mini Poodle) are even closer to their OTCH goal since the Garden City trials. They earned 3 points from the Utility B class with a 2nd place. They also placed 4th in utility B, but earned no points. Now they are only 4 points away! She also showed Lizzie, her Aussie in agility and placed 1st and 3rd in the excellent classes. Ronda has even more to proud of. Bounce, her Norfolk terrier, is now ranked #5 in his breed!

June Marble has a new addition to the family; another German Shepherd pup - Angie. June has many big plans for this little pup.

Rowdy (Bouvier)and Sherell Thomas earned a point toward his championship at the San Antonio shows by winning Winners Dog. He now has a total of 12 points and needs only a major to finish.

Several members went to the McKinney Agility trials and did well. Here's our winners:

- The Walton's Eskie, Aspen Q'd 3 of 4 runs and picked up another QQ.

- Colleen Blanton and her Aussie, Henley, Q'd on 2 runs.

Several members went to our recent obedience and rally trials and did well. Here's our winners:

- Ronda Clark and skid, her mini poodle, placed 2nd and 3rd in Utility B and 3rd in Open B. They picked up 2 more OTCH points; only 8 to go! Gretchen her Aussie did well too. She earned 2 legs toward her CD and placed 1st in the Novice B class with a 198 1/2. Gretchen also captured the High Scoring Aussie and High Scoring Herding Group.

- Joann Neal and Saki, mini poodle, placed 2nd in the Open B class with a 198 1/2 and earned High Scoring Poodle and High Scoring NonSporting Group. Skirt also showed and earned 2 more RAE legs in Rally and placed 1st in Rally Excellent. she also earned a 1st and 2nd in Rally Advanced.

- Laura Smith and Stormy, her sheltie, placed 3rd in Novice B and qualified in Open B with Cutter.

- Dana Brown and Gus, her Doberman, earned their CD titile and Rally Advanced title. Gus placed 1st and 2nd in the Rally Advanced A class.

- Bill Rebber and Toby, his Papillon, placed 1st and 2nd in the Open A class. <_>- Jane Giddens did real well with Star, her Papillon. Star placed 2nd and 3rd in the Novice B class and placed 3rd in the Rally Advanced B class. Star also won High Scoring Papillon.

Several members are doing well in agility this year and moving up the national rankings. Aspen, the Waltons American Eskimo, is #6 in his breed and Radar, Teresa Janssen's Mini Schnauzer, is #17.

Laura Smith is walking on air. She and her shelties, Cutter and Stormy went to the recent Alamo Area Sheltie Specialty. They won both of their classes (Open B and Novice) and Stormy won High In Trial from the Novice class. Hooray!!!!

Ronda Clark has a lot to brag about. Bounce, her Norfolk Terrier, finished his championship in fine style by picking up majors over specials 3 of 4 days at the recent Denver shows! And he is only 11 months old. Look for Bounce in the agility ring soon.

Keep Marybeth Scull in your thought. She is finally home after fracturing a hip in New Orleans in November. Get well soon, Mary.

Several members went to the recent Midland obedience trials and did well. Here's our winners:

- Jane Giddens and Star, her Papillon, placed 1st and 4th in the Novice B class and earned their CD title.

- Dana Brown and her Doberman, Gus, earned their first 2 legs toward their CD and placed 2nd and 3rd. gus also earned a leg in Rally Advanced.

- Ronda Clark and Skid, her miniatue poodle, got a big win. Skid got a 3rd it Utility B, and won Open B with a 199 1/2 under Sue Cox, a very tough obedience judge and with very tough competition. That day gave them 5 more OTCH points, High in Trial and High Combined.!! Now they only need 10 more points.

- Joann Neal and her miniature poodle, Chick, qualified in Open B and earned their CDX title.

Several members went to the recent Hobbs shows and did well. Here's our winners:

- Jane Giddens placed 1st and 2nd in the Novice B class on her first outing with Starr, her Papillon. Only one more leg to go!

- Ronda Clark and her Mini Poodle, Skid placed 2nd in the Utility B class and 4th in the Open B class. They earned 3 more points toward her OTCH and now need only 15 points!

- Phil Marshall was in a tough run off in Open B and placed 3rd with his Golden, Swan, with a score of 198.

- Joann Neal and Saki, mini poodle, placed 4th in Utility B.

- Tammy Marshall and her Tibetan Terrier, Dash, went BOB.

A couple of members went to the recent Abilene shows and did well.

- Ronda Clark and Skid, her miniature poodle, placed 3rd in the Utility B class and earned another OTCH point. Skid now needs only 18 more points to earn his OTCH title. Her Norfolk Terrier, Bounce, also won BOB and was filmed on the evening news in the group ring,

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, earned another point and BOS. Rowdy now has 11 points toward his championship.

- Tammy Marshall and her Tibetan Terrier, Dash, went BOB.

There were plenty of club winners at the recent Amarillo agility trials.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar, her miniature schnauzer qualified in all of his classes and and now has 10 QQ's and added 97 MACH points. Radar also finished his OF title. Taz, her toy poodle also earned a QQ and placed in her classes.

- Susan Boyd and her Lab, Sparky, completed their NA and NAJ titles with all 1st place ribbons.

- Colleen Blanton and her Aussie, Henley, earned Excellent Jumper and standard legs. She is also proud of her being named to the District Swim Team.

- Joann Phillips and her ACD, Wyley, finished their NJ title.

- Shella Barclay and her Corgi, Tom, earned a QQ and her Aussie, Sara, earned a QQ(Sara's 1st one). Sara also Q'd each day in the Excellent Jumpers classes.

- Kathy Miner and her BC, Molly, finished their NF title with a 1st place.

- Betty Blanton and her Aussie, Tigger, earned an Open standard leg and finished their OAJ title.

A few members went to the recent El Paso obedience trials.

- Joann Neal and her mini poodles Chick and Sake did well. Chick earned to legs toward her CDX and Sake won the Open B class and racked up 13 more OTCH points.

- Ronda Clark and her mini poodle, Skid, picked up 10 more OTCH points and won High Combined.

Phil Marshall is pretty proud of his Visla, Bonnie. They have earned 3 of the 4 qualifying legs (at 2 hunt tests)needed to earn her Junior Hunter title.

Joann Neal is feeling real proud of her toy poodle, Rita. Rita recently earned her TD tracking title. She had a 450 ft. track with 4 turns in the midst of the Sandia Mountains no less!

Shella Barclay and her Aussie, Ellen, went to an ASCA show in Decatur and earned their first 3 point major toward their conformation championship.

Kim Rufner is pretty proud of a new addition to her home. She has one of Sake's mini poodle pups, Spur. Both Joann and Kim has high hopes for her new boy.

Joann Neal is feeling real proud of her poodle breeding program. One of Skirt's offspings, Cowboy (owned by Norma Rust), placed 3rd in the Non-Sporting group at the AKC National Obedience Invitational. Another great dog from the Sandstorm Kennel!

A couple of members had good luck in the conformation ring at the recent Nolan River shows in Glen Rose. Ronda Clark's Norfolk Terrier pup, Bounce, earned back to back 5 point majors and BOB! bounce now has over 10 points toward his championship.

Sherell Thomas' Bouvier male, Rowdy, went BOS over a male special and earned 2 more points. He now has 10 points toward his championship.

Joann Neal is feeling real proud of her poodle breeding program. One of Skirt's offspings, Cowboy (owned by Norma Rust), placed 3rd in the Non-Sporting group at the AKC National Obedience Invitational. Another great dog from the Sandstorm Kennel!

Several members went to the recent agility trials in Las Cruces and came back winners. Here's the results:

- Colleen Blanton and her Aussie, Henley, qualified in Excellent Standard. They now have approximately 300 points toward their MAH title.

- Susan Boyd and Sparky (Lab) earned her 1st legs in Novice Jumpers and Standard with 1st place wins in each.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar (mini schnauzer) placed 2nd and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers. Both have now qualified for the Agility National Championships!

Quite a few members went to the recent agility trials in Wichita Falls. Here's the winners:

- Joann Phillips and her Australian Cattle Dog, Wiley completed their Novice Jumpers title. They also earned 1st place ribbons in Open Standard and Jumpers classes.

- Kathy Minor and Molly, her BC, earned two 1st place ribbons in Novice Fast. They also earned 12 MACH points from the Excellent standard class.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar (mini schnauzer) placed 1st and 2nd in the Open Fast class and Taz (toy poodle) placed 1st in Open Fast. Radar had 2 QQs and qualified 6 of 7 runs! Taz also placed1st in Excellent Standard and Jumpers.

- Susan Boyd and Sparky (Lab) placed 1st in the Novice Standard class.

- June Marble did well with her German Shepherd, Esti. Esti finished her AX title.

- Joann Neal and her poodles racked up the wins. Rita (toy) earned her AX title and picked up 3 MXJ legs. Chick (mini) earned her Novice Fast title with two 1sts and one 2nd place ribbons.

- Shella Barclay and Tom, her corgi, earned his 1st leg in Excellent Fast and picked up a leg in Excellent Standard. Her Aussie, Sara, was not left out of the wins, She earned two excellent Jumpers legs.

- Mary Lou Vardy and her mini schnauzer, Britta, did real well. Britta earned her NA title and earned her 1st leg in Open Jumpers and Standard with 2nd place wins.

Ronda Clark did well at the Hutto Obedience trials. Her mini poodle, Skid, finally earned his required 1st place in Open B and he also picked up a Utility B 3rd place. Now they only need 29 points to complete their OTCH title.

Several members have new additions to their families. BJ is adding another canine companion to her family. A new Tibetan Terrier, Rhapsody, with be moving in with BJ. BJ is making big plans for Rhapsodys performance future and has her enrolled in agility class. Heather Monroe has a new pup too; a Yorkie named Skipper and Bill Rebber has a new pup, Chipper, a male Sheltie.

Sherell Thomas is pretty happy. Her Chow, Sophie, Finished her championship at the Cen-Tex shows in Belton with back to back majors. Sophie is only 10 months old!

Joann Neal has been having fun with her new digital camera recently. She was able to capture a photo of 3 of the 4 poodle boys that Sake recently gave birth to. Here's the photo of the 3 handsome boys; Lefty, Barney and Chief. Mr. Green Jeans was missing in action.

Sherell Thomas is pretty proud of her Chow pup, Sophie. Sophie has been out on the dog show circuit with Mike Brantley and she won a huge 5 point major, defeating 42 dogs. Sophie is now very close to completing her championship. Sherell and her Bouviers recently went to the American Bouvier des Flandres Club national specialty in Albuquerque and did well. Lillie placed 1st in Rally Excellent and earned her Carting Started Veterans title. Rowdy was not left out. He placed 2nd in his Novice fast class and placed 2nd. He also earned his Herding Instinct Certificate.

June Marble and Esti, her GSD, got her HXCs this past Saturday (November 1st) at GSDCA Nationals plus the RHITGSD. She finished her herding titles in less than a year.

Anne Humphrey did well at the Basenji Club of America national specialty. They won the Kennel Stake and Breeder Stake with DeeDee, Seeker and Jamie. Jamie also placed 3rd in the field Trial Bitch class and Dee Dee placed 3rd in the Open bitch brindle and white class. Ann also did well in Roswell with Seeker and Dee Dee winning 3 point majors.

Linda Phillips has new Aussie pups on the ground and are very excited about the litter.

BJ's Corgi, Sasha, received her PAL listing recently and both are getting ready for obedience competition training.

Tammy Marshall has plenty to be proud of. Two of her Tibetan Terrier conformation specials have qualified for the AKC Eukanuba Championships and the Bred By Exhibitor competition.

Joann Neal has a big weight off of her shoulders now. Sake finally delivered her pups recently; 4 boys! Mom and the pups are all doing well.

Laura Smith recently became a member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association.

Donna Bybees Lacey passed her CGC in Roswell, NM shows

Several members did well at the recent SPOTC fall agility trials. Here are the winners:

-Laura Smith and Cutter, her sheltie, completed their AX title.

- Joann Neal and her poodles did well. Rita earned excellent standard legs and excellent jumpers legs toward her MXJ title. Rita had earned her AXJ title at a previous trial. Skirt completed her Open fast title and qualified 3 of 6 runs.

- Ronda Clark and her Aussie, Lizzie, earned excellent standard legs and placed 2nd and 4th. Gretchen earned her 1st QQ and placed 4th in excellent standard.

- Kathy Miner and her BC, Molly, finished their AX title.

- Mary Lou Vardy and her mini Schnauzer, Britta, qualified 4 og 6 runs and earned their NJ title.

- Joanne Phillips and Wylie, her ACD, qualified 3 of 6 runs in novice.

- Teresa Janssen and Taz, her Toy poodle, and Radar, her mini schnauzer both earned their Novice Fast titles. Radar also qualified in 4 of 6 runs and placed 1st in the excellent standard class.

Several members did well at the recent Heart of the Plains KC shows in Lubbock. Here are the winners:

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Lillie, placed 1st in Utility A.

- Joann Neal and Skirt placed 1st in Excellent and Advanced Rally for their 8th RAE leg. Joann and Chick placed 1st both days in Novice B.

- Jane Giddens placed 1st with Star, her Papillon in Rally Novice.

- Debbie Cox and Grace placed 3rd in Open B.

- Ronda Clark placed 3rd in Open B with Skid and earned more OTCH points. Her pup Norfolk Terrier, Bounce, earned his first points by going BOB and then won Best Puppy in Show.

- Dana Brown placed 3rd in Rally Novice with her Doberman, Gus and completed their RN title.

- Laura Smith placed 2nd and 3rd in Novice B with Stormy.

- Phil Marshall placed 2nd in Open B with Gracie and won Highest Scoring Senior.

- Becky Tilton-Orem earned majors on her new Siberian Husky

- Tammy Marshall and her special Tibetan Terrier won Best of Breed both days.

- Cathy Smith and her Mini Wirehaired Dachshund, Chief, won Best of Breed over the #2 mini wirehaired.

Several members did well at the recent Fort Worth agility trials. Here are the winners:

- Colleen Blanton and Henley, her Aussie earned 2 excellent legs.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar, mini schnauzer, had 2QQs and placed 3rd in excellent standard.

- Ronda Clark and her Aussies, Lizzie and Gretchen did well. Lizzie earned an excellent jumpers leg and Gretchen earned her 6th MXJ leg. Skid, her poodle also earned a leg in excellent.

Several members did well at the recent Albuquerque agility trials. Here are the winners:

- Colleen Blanton and Henley, her Aussie, earned 2 MXJ legs and is now 9 for 9 MXJ legs.

- Betty Blanton and her Aussie, Tigger earned 2 novice and 2 Novice standard les and one novice fast leg. Way to go!

- Joann Neal did well. Sake qualified 4 of 6 runs in excellent.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar placed 1st in the novice fast class and completed their NF title and also earned his MX title by placing 2nd and 3rd in the excellent standard class. Toy Taz also placed 1st in the novice fast class and completed her NF title. She placed 1st and 2nd in the excellent standard class also.

- Lacie and Mike Walton ventured off the Albuquerque with baby Carley in tow. All went well. Molly and Alpine (Eskies) both qualified in excellent.

April Mullins is overjoyed. She was able to find her lost sheltie, Phoebe.

June Marble is all smiles. She entered Esti, her GSD, in the recent McKinney agility trials and they earned both Novice Preferred titles and a lef in Open Preferred standard. Herta her 13 year old GSD was inducted in the german Shepherd Club of America "13 Club." Casper has now completed 150 therapy dog visits and has earned his TDI Active title.

Paula Perry has a lot to smile about. Jack, her Shar Pei, earned his MXJ at the recent agility trials in Albuquerque on September 6th. He is only the 3rd of his breed to earn an MXJ. Hooray!!!

Two members went to the recent Obedience trials in Albuquerque and did well. Ronda Clark and Skid placed 2nd in Utility B and 3rd in Open B for a total of 10 OTCH points. Skid now has over 50 OTCH points! She later placed 1st in Utility B at the recent Rio Rancho trials and earned another 10 OTCH points for a total of 64 points. Hooray!Also Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Lillie, earned their 2nd leg in Utility A and placed 2nd!

Please keep Laura Smith in your thoughts due to the loss of her Sheltie, Sandy. Sandy provided Laura 14 years of joy and brought many new friends into her life. She will be greatly missed.

Sherell Thomas and her Bouviers did well at the recent Corpus Christi shows. Lillie earned her 1st leg and a 1st place in Utility A and won High Scoring Veteran Dog. Rowdy was not left out either. He won Best of Winners for a 3 point major!

Laura Smith did well at the Houston shows. She and her Sheltie, Stormy, earned their CD title. Onward to Open!

Joanne Neal has been very busy with her mini poodles recently. At the Dallas shows, she had several run offs with Dave Gannon and ended up winning HIT and HC which brought her up to 93 OTCH points with Saki. An added bonus at the show was that Chick picked up a HIT from the Novice B class (she earned her CD earlier at the Colorado shows). At the Houston Poodle Specialty, Chick also placed 1st in the Novice class.

Then they headed off to the San Antonio agility trials where Chick earned her OAJ title. The big day came in Houston obedience trials the next week where she and Saki earned their OTCH title! Wow! Another triple champion! That was not all for the Houston shows. Skirt completed her Novice Fast title and Rita (Toy poodle) her OA and picked up 2 legs in Excellent at the agility trials there.

Paula Perry has been out and about at the agility trials with her Shar Peis. Jack qualified in excellent in San Antonio and Katy qualified in Monroe.

Sherell Thomas and her Bouviers have been making the shows. Rowdy earned 2 points in Dallas and 2 points in San Antonio. He now has a total of 5 points toward his conformation championship. Lillie is still working hard in utility and awaiting her 1st leg.

Phil Marshall did well at the Amarillo obedience trials. Swan ad Gracie qualified in the Open B class and Gracie also qualified in the Utility B class.

A few members went to the recent Albuquerque shows and did well. Judy Flagle and her mini poodle, Meisha, finished her championship at the poodle specialty there. Joann Neal and Saki left the competition in the dust. They won HIT from the Open B class and placed 4th in the Utility class. Sherell Thomas and Lillie, her Bouvier made their debut in Utility A. Lillie gave it a good try, but no green ribbon this time.

New pups are popping up everywhere! Ronda Clark has a new male Norfolk Terrier male named Bounce. We knew Ronda could not resist having a terrier. He's a real cutie.

- Tammy Marshall is keeping a male pup out of her recent Tibetan Terrier litter out of Tux and Kelly. The new addition is named Bling.

- Terry Hetzle has a new male Sheltie pup named Trooper. Terry is very excited about this new addition.

- Anne Humphreys has a new litter of 4 Basenjis! The litter is out of a multi BIS male.

- Bill Rebber has 2 new Papillon pups; A male and female named Jumper and Cassey.

- Debbie Cox doesn't have a new pup, but her miniature horse is pregnant!

Colleeen Blanton has been very busy. She is now a Junior in High School and is having a good time at camp this summer.

Heather Monroe graduated from high school recently and will be attending Texas Tech in the fall. Go Red Raiders!

Teresa Janssen has a lot to be proud of. At the Amarillo agility trials,Radar, her mini schnauzer, finished his MXJ and earned his 3rd QQ. Taz, mini poodle, picked up her 19th QQ and mini schnauzer, Beckett earned more MACH points. Her big day came on the last day of the Monroe trials. Taz earned her 20th QQ and her MACH!!! Radar also earned 57 more MACH points at this trial. Another bit of news; Teresa retired from teaching this spring. Just think; more time for training and trials.

Laure Smith went to a recent conformation handling workshop and won High Scoring Handler.

Kathy Miner and her BC, Molly, earned their 1st Excellent Jumpers leg.

JoAnne Phillips is fostering an Australian Cattle Dog named Traveler. She is working hard on teaching him good manners for his next home.

Ronda and Joanne neal went to the obedience trials in Colorado Springs recently and did real well. Ronda and mini poodle, Skid placed 2nd in Utility and 3rd in Open B. He now has a total of 44 OTCH points. Joanne Neal and Chick placed 1st in Novice B with a 198 1/2 and also placed 1st in Open B with Sake with the same score. She ended up having a run off with herself and Chick won the day and earned a HIT and completed her CD.

A few members went to the recent Albuquerque shows and did well. Judy Flagle and her mini poodle, Meisha, finished her championship at the poodle specialty there. Joann Neal and Saki left the competition in the dust. They won HIT from the Open B class and placed 4th in the Utility class. Sherell Thomas and Lillie, her Bouvier made their debut in Utility A. Lillie gave it a good try, but no green ribbon this time.

Our spring agility trial was great and several members did very well. Here's the winners:

- Ronda Clark and Skid, her Mini Poodle, qualified in Excellent standard and placed 4th in excellent jumpers. Her Aussie, Lizzie, qualified in excellent jumpers and placed 4th in excellent standard. Gretchen was not left out, she qualified in excellent jumpers and placed 2nd and 3rd in excellent standard. Lizzie picked up 2 QQ and Gretchen and Skid both picked up a QQ each.

- Shella Barclay and her Corgi, Tom, placed 3rd in excellent jumpers and Sara, her Aussie placed 1st in excellent jumpers.

- Teresa Janssen, and her Toy poodle, Taz placed 1st in excellent jumpers and standard and placed 2nd in excellent jumpers also. Taz picked up 3 QQ's at the trial. Her mini Schnauzers were not left out. Radar placed 4th in excellent standard and qualified in excellent jumpers. Beckett qualified in excellent standard and jumpers.

- Mike Walton and his Eskies did well. Alpine qualified in excellent standard and jumpers. Alpine also placed 1st in open standard.

- Joann Neal ran well with her poodles. Chick placed 4th in excellent standar. Saki earned 2 QQ's and placed 1st in excellent jumpers and standard and also placed 2nd in excellent jumpers. Skirt placed 3rd in excellent jumpers and qualified in excellent standard, earning a QQ. Toy poodle Rita was not left out. She placed 1st in Novice jumpers and standard.

- Nancy Lewis and her Golden Brittany placed 1st and 2nd in Novice jumpers and 1st in novice standard. She also completed her Novice jumpers and Novice standard titles.

- Kathy Miner and her BC, Molly qualified in excellent jumpers and 2nd in excellent standard.

- Paula Perry and Jack, her Shar Pei qualified in excellent standard.

- Judy Flagle and Meisha, her mini poodle, placed 1st in Open standard.

- Colleen Blanton and her Aussie, Henley, qualified in excellent standard.

- Cheryl Nichols and her shelties had plenty to be proud of. JCrew placed 1st in Novice standard and Eddie placed 1st in the excellent jumpers preferred class. This was Eddie's 5th MJP leg.

Debbie Cox and Nancy Lewis had a great group of dogs who passed the Therapy Dog Inc. test. Those that passed are: Dana and Vernon Brown with their Dobes, Gus and Rascal. Colleen Blanton and Aussie, Henley and Mary Lou Vardy and her Mini Schnauzer, Missy.

Cheryl Nichols and Laura Smith went to the Sheltie National Specialty and represented us well. Eddie placed 1st in the Excellent B Preferred Jumpers class. Laura and Stormy made her novice obedience debut and placed 3rd in the class for her 1st leg.

Several members went to the recent Wichita Falls agility trials. Here's the results:

- Mike Walton and Eskie Aspen got a QQ and 18 MACH points. Molly finished her Open Standard title with a 1st place. She also qualified in Excellent jumpers and earned 10 MACH points. She placed 1st in Excellent standard and 4th in excellent jumpers for 2 more MACH points.

- Lacie Walton placed 1st in excellent jumpers with Eskie, Alpine.

- Teresa Janssen and qualified 4 of 6 runs. Radar took 1st in excellent standard and earned his AX title, then earned his 1st MX leg the next day. He also earned and MXJ leg. Toy poodle Taz qualified 5 of 6 runs, with 3 - 1sts and two 2nds. This earned her 2 QQ's.

Please keep Marcia Bishoff in your thoughts and prayer due to the recent loss of her husband Ray. Ray was a fine person and will be greatly missed.

Ronda Clark has alot to be proud of. Skid, her Mini Poodle finished his UDX at the Wichita Falls trials in February.

Colleen Blanton and Henley, her Aussie, earned an Open Fast leg and the 6th MX leg in McKinney. Colleen also visited colleges over spring break in Seattle.

Tammy Marshall and her Tibetan Terrier, journey, is #4 Breed and #10 in all-breed points in conformation.

Our members are back from the National Agility Championships in Tulsa, OK. All 3 members and their 4 dogs ended up placing about middle of the pack in some of the stiffest competition in the country. Taz and Teresa Janssen placed slightly higher than Joannn Neal and Boot with placing 47th out of 84 contestants and Boot placing 49th in the 8" class. Saki did well, considering her recent pregnancy woes, and was 120th out of 137 in the 12" class. Ronda Clark and Skid placed 97th out of a field of 160 in the 16" class. Way to go! Onward toward the 2009 Championships!

Dee Dee Perry has a new addition to her family, another Black German Shepherd. Her name is Maxie and she is 17 months old and quite a little pistol.

Several members went to the recent Odessa Agility trials and did will. Here's the winners:

-Ronda Clark and Gretchen picked up a QQ and now has a total of 630 points and 9 QQ's.

- Teresa Janssen and Radar, her mini schnauzer, placed 1st in the Excellent Jumpers class and Taz (toy poodle) Q'd 5 of 6 runs. At other recent trials Radar picked up 2 Excellent Standard legs and Taz placed 1st in Excellent Standard and Jumpers classes.

- Kathy Miner and her BC, Molly, Q'd in Excellent A standard and placed 1st.

- Mike Walton and Eskie, Aspen picked up an excellent standard leg and 1 MACH point.

Dana and Vernon Brown recently earned CGC's on both of ther Dobermans, Gus and Rascal.

June Marble is pretty proud of her GSD, Este. They qualified 2 days at the recent Trinity Valley herding trials and has almost completed their advanced herding title. Este is also working on her HGH title which requires a dog to herd up to 200 animals for up to 45 minutes.

Mike and Lacie Walton have been busy in the Odessa and Kansas agility rings with their Eskies. Alpine recently picked legs in Open Standard and Excellent A. In Garden City they came back with lots of loot. Aspen QQ'd and now has a total of 150 MACH points. Molly is now running in Excellent Jumpers and picked up 2 legs in Excellent Standard classes.

Ronda Clark did well at the recent Wichita Falls shows. Skid, her mini poodle, earned his UDX title.

Lacie and Mike Walton recently took their Eskies to the McKinney agility trials. Mike ran all 3 dogs and had great runs. Aspen Q'd, Molly placed 1st and 2nd in Excellent A JWW and Alpine placed 1st in Novice Standard and earned his NA title!

Joann Neal and Skirt made history again! Skirt earned her TDX in El Paso and is the 2nd poodle in history to have a conformation Championship, OTCH, MACH and TDX. Skirt's mom, Betty was the 1st. Congrats and onward to quadruple championship!

Tammy Marshall and her Tibetan Terrier, Kellie, finished her championship with a 4 point major from the bred-by class. Journey, her Tibetan special, went BOB both days at the Hobbs shows and earned a Group 4. Journey also picked up 2 BOBs and 2 BOSs at the Denver shows. They also added in a Best Owner-Handler win and a Group 3 at the Denver shows.

Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, did well at the recent San Antonio shows. He won Best of Breed and earned his 1st point.

There were plenty of club winners at our recent Obedience and Rally trials. Here they are:

- Joann Neal placed 1st and 2nd in the Rally Advanced B class and 2nd in the Rally Excellent class with her Miniature Poodle, Skirt. Her Miniature Poodle, Saki, placed 3rd in the Utility B class and 3rd and 4th in the Open B class.

- Laura Smith and her Shetland Sheepdog, Cutter qualified in the Open B class and was awarded Highest Scoring Shetland Sheepdog. Her Shetland Sheepdog, Stormy, placed 1st in the Pre-Novice class.

- Ben Lumpkins and Miniature Poodle, Spinner, placed 3rd and 4th in the Pre-Novice class. They also placed 2nd and 4th in the Rally Novice A. class

- Nan Lumpkins and Miniature Poodle, Dollie, placed 1st and 2nd in the Pre-Novice class and also placed 1st and 3rd in the Rally Novice A class.

- Dana Brown placed 2nd and 3rd in the Pre-Novice class and also 1st in the Rally Novice B class with her Doberman Pinscher, Gus.

- Ronda Clark, placed 2nd and 3rd in the Open B class with her Miniature Poodle, Skid. They were also awarded Highest Scoring Poodle and Highest Scoring Non-Sporting Dog.

- Barbara Mayfield and her Rough Collie, Diesel, placed 4th in the Pre-Novice class and 3rd and 4th in the Rally Novice A class.

- Phil Marshall qualified in the Utility B class with Golden Retriever, Swan.

- Terry Hetzle and her Shetland Sheepdog, Riley, placed 4th in the Novice B class.

There were plenty of club winners at the recent Hobbs shows. Here they are:

- Ronda Clark and Skid placed 2nd in Utility and Open B and earned their 9th UDX leg and picked up 2 more OTCH points.

- Joann Neal and her poodle, Saki, racked up another HIT (Saturday) and placed 3rd in the Open B class. This weekend really made Joann proud. Skirt's kids (Cowboy and Skid)ran away with the ribbons. Cowboy won HC both days and HIT (Sunday).

- Tammy Marshall and her Tibetan Terrier special, Journey, won a Group 4.

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Rowdy, won Reserved Dog.

- Cathy Smith's new addition, Chief (a mini wirehaired dachshund), won BOS.

There are some new title holders at the Lumpkin's home. Both their Miniature Poodles, Spinner and Dollie, earned their RN titles at the recent Abilene shows.

Please keep Tamatha Hannah in your thoughts because of the recent loss of her much loved Sheltie, Lexi. Lexi was a great girl that enjoyed strutting her stuff in the obedience ring and had plenty of wins to show for it. She will be missed.

Tammy Marshall's, Tibetan Terrier, Journey ended the year in the Top 20 Breed list and has been invited to participate in the Top 20 Invitational at the national specialty this year.

Donna Bybee's Australian Shepherd, Lacey won her Bred By class both days and Winners Bitch on Saturday. at the recent Abilene shows.

Marilyn Brookman is very proud of her Boxer, Magnum. He recently earned his Therapy Dog certification.

Linda Phillips has her hands full. She has 2 litters of Aussies, totaling 15 pups!!!

Mari Evans did well at a recent Aussie show in Decatur. Rowdy and Joy earned four 1sts, two 2nds and two 3rd's.

Several members went to the recent Las Cruces agility trials and came home with wins. Here's the winners:

- Colleen Blanton is doing well with Henley her Aussie. They earned some excellent legs at the Las Cruces trials and now has 47 MACH points! Colleen has also done well on the swim team and has earned a 1st and 3rd place at a recent meet.

- Joann Neal and her Mini Poodle, Chick, earned their MXJ title and earned her 1st QQ's and placed 2nd. Poodles Skirt, Boot and Saki also earned QQ's.

Shella Barclay has been doing well at the agility trials. Tom, her Corgi earned his Open Fast title and Sam, her Aussie earned his MXJ.

Paula Perry and Jack her Shar Pei are still going strong in agility. Jack recently earned more MX legs.

Cheryl Nichols has been working hard on the therapy front. Both Eddie (Sheltie) and Gap (Golden) recently earned their TDI certification.

During the Christmas Holidays, several members visited the Covenant Children's Hospital with their dogs. Dana Brown, Ann and Bill Humphries and JoAnn Phillips all had a ball.

Several members went to the recent McKinney agility trials and came home with wins. Here's the winners:

- Lacie Walton and Aspen qualified in Excellent twice and now has an MXJ title and 84 MACH points.

- Teresa Janssen and Beckett (Miniature Schnauzer) earned 3 QQ's which gives him a total of 17. Taz (Toy Poodle) QQ'd and placed 1st in Excellent Standard and 1st and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers. Radar (Mini Schnauzer) earned his AXJ title and placed 1st in the class. He also earned his 1st MACH points that weekend.

Several members went to the recent Wichita Falls agility trials and came home with wins. Here's the winners:

- Teresa Janssen and Beckett (Mini Schnauzer) Q'd 3 of 6 runs. Taz (Toy Poodle) QQ's and earned a 1st in Excellent Standard and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers. Radar (Mini Schnauzer) placed 1st in Open Standard and finished his OA title. Radar also qualified in the Excellent Jumpers class and earned more MACH points.

- The Waltons and their American Eskimos had plenty of fun. Alpine placed 1st in Open Jumpers and 1st in Novice Standard. Molly placed 1st in Open Jumpers and 1st and 2nd in Novice Standard, which earned her a NA title. Aspen was not left out of the winns and qualified in 4 of 6 runs and earned his 1st QQ.

Joann Neal and her Poodles were real die hards at the recent El Paso agility trials. The grounds were blanketed with snow! Even with the snow, Skirt QQ'd at the trial. What a pair of troopers!

Several members went to the recent Amarillo agility trials. Here's the winners:

- Joann Neal and Chick (Mini Poodle) earned their MX title. She now has 2 QQ's and 250 points. Skirt (Mini Poodle) also QQ'd. The big winner of the trial was Boot (Toy Poodle) who earned her MACH 4 title! Way to go Boot!

- Terry Hetzel and Riley (Sheltie) earned their NA and NAJ titles!

- Cheryl Nichols and her Shelties did well. Eddie earned his 3rd MJP leg and J. Crew won his class at the match.

- Cathy Miner and her BC, Molly, earned their OA title.

- Teresa Janssen and her crew had lots of fun. Toy Poodle, Taz, Q'd in 4 of 6 runs and earned her 10th QQ. Taz now has about 1,000 points. Mini Schnauzer Radar, ran well in the match and Beckett Q'd 5 of 6 runs.

- Colleen Blanton and Henley, her Aussie, one MX and one MXJ leg each. Henley now has 5 legs each toward his MX and MXJ titles. Also Collen did well at her recent swim meet.

Several members went to the Amarillo shows/obedience trials and did well. Here's the winners:

- Cheryl Nichols was all smiles when J Crew, her Sheltie, finished his conformation championship with another major win.

- Donna Bybee and her Aussie, Sky, fininshed their RN title and placed 4th each day.

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Lillie, earned their RAE title.

- Joann Neal did well with Skirt and Saki, her mini poodles. Skirt placed 2nd and 3rd in Rally Excellent and Advanced classes and earned more RAE legs. Saki placed 2nd and 4th in Utility B and 2nd and 3rd in Open B. Saki also picked up a couple of UDX legs. Saki now has a total of 45 OTCH points.

- Phil Marshall and Swan, his Golden, their 6th UDX leg.

- Becky Tilton-Orem had wins with her Huskies in conformation.

- Sara Stennet also did well in conformation with her Cardigan.

Phil Marshall has added a new member to his family. Not another Golden, but a cute little Visla named Bonnie. Bonnie is 12 weeks old and as you can tell, is already training to be an excellent gundog. Bonnie is from Canada. At 4 months old, Bonnie is enjoying her new field collar and is already finding planted birds.

A couple of our Sheltie owners have been very happy recently. Laura Smith finished the conformation championship on Sprint with two 4pt. majors in Tulsa! Cutter was not left out either. She placed 2nd and 3rd in the Open B classes. Laura Also put a 4pt. major on her breeder's dog at the recent sheltie specialty in Dallas!

Cheryl Nichols' Sheltie, J. Crew, earned his 2nd major at the recent Dallas Sheltie Specialty. Now he only needs 3 single points to finish his conformation championship!

Congrats to Mike and Lacie Walton on an upcoming new member of the family; a human BABY!!!! They have also been showing their Eskies in agility too. Alpine finished his Novice Jumpers title and earned his 1st Novice Standard leg in Odessa. Molly earned her 1st Novice standard leg in Odessa and aspen racked up 33 MACH points and now has a total of 54 points. Aspen has 7 MXJ legs and 1 MX leg to his credit!.

Colleen Blanton is doing well with Henley her Aussie. He now has 43 MACH points!

Margaret Freeman has a lot to be proud of. Rory, her BC passed the CGC test recently.

There were several winners from our club at the recent Odessa agility trials. Here's the winners:

- Teresa Janssen and her mini schnauzers did well. Beckett placed 3rd in Excellent. Toy Poodle Taz earned her 5th QQ with 104 MACH points. Newcomer, Radar earned his Open Jumpers title and moved up to the excellent class.

- Kathy Miner and her BC, Molly, earned 2 Open Standard leg and their 1st Excellent Jumpers leg. She also has a new addition to her family, Quinn, a 41/2 month old BC puppy.

There were several winners from our club at our recent fall agility trials here in Lubbock. Here's the winners:

- Teresa Janssen placed 1st and 2nd in Excellent B Jumpers with Toy Poodle, Taz. They also placed 2nd in Excellent Standard. Her Miniature Schnauzer, Beckett, placed 4th in Excellent B Jumpers classes. Her other Miniature Schnauzer, Radar, placed 1st in Novice Jumpers and Standard classes and completed his Novice Jumpers title. He also placed 1st in the Open Jumpers classes.

- Shella Barclay placed 1st in the Novice B Standard class and 2nd in the Novice B Jumpers class with Australian Shepherd, Sara. Her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Tom, placed 3rd in the Excellent B Jumpers class.

- Ronda Clark, placed 2nd in the Excellent B Jumpers and 1st and 2nd in Excellent Standard classes with Miniature Poodle, Skid. The highlight of the trial was that they also completed their 1st Master Agility Championship title! Her Australian Shepherd, Gretchen, also placed 1st and 2nd in the Excellent Jumpers classes to complete their AXJ title.

- Joann Neal placed 1st in Excellent B Jumpers classes with her Miniature Poodle, Skirt. Her Miniature Poodle, Sake, placed 2nd in Excellent B Standard and 1st and 2nd in Excellent B Jumpers. Toy Poodle, Boot, placed 2nd and 3rd in Excellent B Jumpers and 1st and 4th in Excellent Standard classes. Toy Poodle, Rita, placed 1st in the Novice B Jumpers classes and earned their Novice Preferred Jumpers title. Miniature Poodle, Chick, qualified in the Excellent B Jumpers and Standard classes.

- June Marbles German Shepherd, Esti, placed 1st in the Open Standard classes.

- Laura Smith and her Shetland Sheepdog, Cutter, placed 1st in the Excellent B Standard and Jumpers classes. She completed her AXJ title and earned her 2nd leg toward her AX.

- Terry Hetzle and her Shetland Sheepdog, Riley, placed 1st in Novice B Jumpers and Novice B Standard classes.

- Cheryl Nichols and her Shetland Sheepdog, Eddie, placed 2nd in the Excellent B Jumpers Preferred classes.

- Colleen Blanton and her Australian Shepherd, Henley, placed 3rd in Excellent B Standard and Jumpers classes.

Please keep Laura Miller in your thoughts on the loss of her male Rough Collie, Willie. Many of you may remember Willie's kind and gentle manner. He was much loved by Laura and her family and will be greatly missed. He was only 3 years old.

There were several winners from our club at the recent HPKC dog shows here in Lubbock. Here's the winners:

- Debbie Cox and Grace (Lab) were all smiles when they finished their CDX! They were in the ribbons with a 1st place and earned an extra 4th leg to boot.

- Joann Neal and her mini poodle, Saki, had a great time. Saki earned another HIT with a 198 from the Open B class and earned a 4th in Utility B. Joann also earned 2 Rally RAE legs with Skirt and placed 1st in both classes on Sunday and 3rd in both classes on Saturday.

- Ronda Clark and Skid (mini poodle) placed 4th in Open B and 3rd in Utility B for another UDX leg. He also qualified in Utility B on Saturday.

- Laura Smith and Cutter (Sheltie)had a good run in Open B. Cutter placed 2nd in a tough class with a 197.5!

- Donna Bybee and Sky (Aussie) qualified in Rally Novice on Saturday and placed 1st on Sunday in the class.

- Ben and Nan Lumpkins made their debut in the Rally ring in Novice A. Nan qualified with Dollie (mini poodle) both days and placed 3rd one day and Ben placed 4th with Spinner (mini poodle). What a great beginning!

- Sherell Thomas and Lillie (Bouvier) earned their 9th RAE leg in Rally. Sherell also won the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award from the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club.

- Bill Rebber and Buddy (Papillon) qualified in Open B. They are working toward their UDX4.

- Ann Humphrey had a lot to be proud of. She and her Basinji won the Bred By Exhibitor Best in Show!

Joann Neal and Saki, her mini poodle, did well at the recent Greeley, CO shows. Saki earned HIT at the Poodle specialty and at one of the all-breed shows from the Open B class. Sounds like she is hot on the OTCH track now!

Joann Phillips and Lucky, her Australian Cattle Dog were again invited to the AKC national invitational for obedience. Unfortunately they will not be able to go this time.

Teresa Janssen and her miniature schnauzer, Beckett, recently went to the agility trials in Hutto. Beckett Q's 5 of 6 runs and earned a QQ. Taz, her toy poodle placed 1st and earned her MXJ title and also earned an MX leg.

Please welcome new members, Bill Ann Humphreys. They have Basenjis and a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

At the recent Durango trials, JoAnn Neal added another UD to her crew, Saki. She finished in rare style with a 1st place in Utility B.

Several members passed the Therapy Dog test recently: Kathi Irwin and her Collie, Rowdy and her Jack Russell Terrier, Ace; Marilyn Brookman and Boo, her Pekingnese; Donna Bybee and her Aussie, Sky and Shella Barclay and her Aussie, Sara.

With Ronda Clark's recent agility wins, she is getting very close to a MACH. Recently Lizzie, her Aussie has 6 QQs and accumulated 60 MACH points. Skid, her Mini Poodle, has 17 QQs and all 750 points!

Becky Orem has a new Husky added to her family and recently earned 2 championship on him.

Laura Smith and Cutter finished their CDX at the recent Houston shows. While showing, they qualified all 5 times they have shown and earned four 1st places and a 2nd. On to utility!

The Waltons will be adding another Eskie to their home, Moose! Congrats on the new addition.

Colleen Blanton did well at the Albuquerque agility trials. Henly qualified in excellent jumpers and standard.

Several members did well at the Amarillo Obedience trials in July. Here are the winners:

- Phil Marshall qualified with Golden, Swan, in Open and Utility and was in a run off for 4th in Open B. This was Swan's 2nd UD leg. Gracie also qualified in Open B.

- Debbie Cox and Grace, her Lab, earned their RA title.

- Laura Smith and her Sheltie, Cutter, placed 1st both days in Open A and earned 2 legs toward their CDX. Cutter also won High Scoring Sheltie.

- Terry Hetzle qualified in Rally Advanced with her Sheltie, Riley.

- Joann Neal and Mini, Saki, qualified in Open B and won High Scoring Poodle.

- Sherell Thomas and her Bouvier, Lillie, earned 2 more RAE legs and placed 2nd in Rally excellent and 4th in Rally advanced. Lillie now has 6 RAE legs.

- Bill Rebber also completed his UDX3 with Buddy, his Papillon.

*News From Members-at-Large*

Keep Willeke Barens in your thoughts on the loss of her Irish Wolfhound, Riley. Willeke is now living in the Netherlands and has also recently added another pair of Irish Wolfhound pups to her crew, a boy and a girl.

Annie Thomsom wants to tell everyone hello from the Metroplex. She and her Affenpinscher, Oliver, are enjoying their visits at an area nursing home. On the non-dog side, Annie has also been playing cello for the Northeast Orchestra.

Stirling Greer recently finished her championship on her Afghan Hound, Pagan. Pagan has also earned his Junior Courser title in grand style.

Cindy Herman and Dally, her mixed breed, completed their novice obedience title recently. Dally has earned his much deserved retirement. Also Tanna, her Belgian Sheepdog, earned her first leg in agility and placed 2nd in her class.