Joann Neal: Speedy finished his MACH on Dec. 19 in Belton. That makes him: CH MACH Sandstorm The Need For Speed UDX OM3 TDX VCD3 T2B MXF. Tush finished her Excellent FAST title in only 3 tries!

Ken Williams: Bo and I had a great trial at Wichita Falls. Bo Q'd 6 out of 8 runs with 5 First places and 1 Second place. Bo earned his Novice Jumpers title on December 4th and his Novice Standard and Novice FAST titles on December 5th. He earned his first leg in Open Jumpers on December. 6th.

Regina Edwards: Rio finished his MX title in Wichita Falls, earned a QQ and 67 points toward his MACH. Zippy earned his first leg in Master JWW.Zippy and Zorry have been invited to the Tulsa Rally Nationals on March 18th.

Dana Brown: In Wichita Falls, Smooch earned an Excellent Std leg, along with her first legs in Excellent FAST and T2B. The best brag came in an email today, in the form of the results of her Holter study. A Holter is a 24-hour heart test looking for irregularities in the heartbeat. This is an early warning for detecting dilated cardiomyopathy, a problem in Doberman Pinschers. I am proud to say that Smooch came back with a perfect score!

Teresa Janssen: At the Wichita Falls trial Radar Qd 4 of his 6 runs. Lager also Qd 4 of his 6 runs all with First places!

Joann Neal: At the Concho Kennel Club shows in San Angelo, miniature poodle Doozie took a "regular" Group 2nd and Group 3rd, and two Owner-Handled Best In Shows. In breed shows in Chickasha OK, she won two Bests of Variety. Doozie also moved into the top 10 miniature poodles in both breed and all-breed rankings, and was recognized as the #1 Owner-Handled Miniature Poodle for 2015 by AKC!At the SPOTC agility trials in Lubbock, Tush got a 2Q and her first leg in Excellent FAST, and was the only dog to pass the EXC FAST course that day. She also won the T2B class one day. At Agility trials in Las Cruces, Speedy got two Double Qs.

Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial Lager Q'd 4 of his 6 runs with three First places and one Second place. He picked up another QQ and lots of MACH points. Radar Q'd 3 of his 6 runs with two First places and one Second place.At the Red Dirt trial in Oklahoma, Lager was 17 seconds under SCT in JWW on Friday and took Second place. He won the STD class on Sunday. Radar was amazing and went 6 for 6. He took three First places and three Second places. He earned 118 PACH points for the weekend.

Cheryl Birdwell: At our trial, Sky Q'd 5 out of 8 runs with one QQ.

Margaret Freeman: Barley took a First place in Master Jumpers Preferred with a time of 29 seconds, which was19 seconds under SCT (standard course time).

Patti May: The long dry spell was broken when Wile-E earned a Q in Open Standard at our trial!

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew qualified 4 of 6 runs at our SPOTC trial with one QQ.

Sarah Wilson: Cotton earned her Novice JWW and Novice Standard titles at the November trial.

Ken Williams: Bo competed for the first time at our trial. He qualified five out of six runs - one T2B, two JWW, one Standard, and one FAST. So proud of my Novice A guy! And ... on Nov. 23rd, Bo passed his CGC.

Regina Edwards: Rally: At the San Angelo show Zippy and Zorry finished their Rally Novice titles. Zorry finished with a Second place and a 97 score; Zippy got a Fourth with a 96. They each also earned a leg in Advanced Rally with a tied score of 96. Zippy won it by a faster time. Rio got two legs towards his RA title with scores of 97 and 93. At our Agility trials, Rio finished his MXJ title, with two Seconds and a Third and 38 MACH points. Zippy finished his AXJ title with two First places. Zorry finished his MXJ title with two Thirds and and a Fourth place and 15 MACH points. At the K-9 Star Barn Hunt trial in Plainview, Rio and Zippy came away with their Rat Instinct titles and a leg each on their RATN (Rat Novice) titles. Rio got a Fourth and Zippy got a Second place. Zorry got his first leg in RATN as well with a Third place.

Dana Brown: At our Agility trial, Racy, Ch, Irongates Racy Tracy AX AXJ ROM earned a Master STD leg and some MACH points at our show. Smooch, Ch. Irongates Kisses In The Wind OA, OAJ, OF ROM earned her first Excellent leg. At the Barn Hunt in Plainview, Smooch got her RATN title. That included one run that she completed in only 13.46 seconds, which was the fastest course in the trial!

June Marble: Nicki titled in Open Standard Preferred.

Coye McCleskey: This last month Terra finished her Excellent Standard title and collected some Qs in T2B. She also got her instinct and 2 legs in barn hunt.

Barbara Mayfield: Jaden Pigg and Sara earned their Open Standard title in Lubbock.

Bonnie Brooks: Jesse finished his Open Jumpers Preferred title with a First place at our November trial.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: At the American Bouvier des Flandres Club National Specialty, Loveland, CO, Zoey earned her:Novice Draft Dog Title,Draft Dog Title,Rally Novice - score 100 and Third place;Agility: Novice Standard Preferred - First place,Open Jumpers Preferred - Second place. At the Agility trial in Andrews, Zoey earned:Novice Standard Preferred - First place and NAP title,Open Standard Preferred - First place and Open Jumpers Preferred - First place.

Teresa Janssen: At the Belton Trial, Radar Qd 7 of his 8 runs. This was Radars last time to run in the Regular 12-inch class. Radar will be 10 years old in the spring, so I decided to drop him to Preferred. At the Andrews trial he ran for the first time in the 8 inch Preferred class. He Qd 5 of his 6 runs and earned 115 PACH points! Needless to say, I think he really likes it.Lager finished both his Excellent Standard title and his Excellent JWW title at the Belton trial. On the second day of the Andrews trial, Lager won both the STD and JWW class. This was his first QQ and 38 MACH points.

Joann Neal: In Belton, minipoo Doozie won the Variety all four days, and followed with two Group Firsts, a Group 2nd, and a Group 4th. In Owner-Handler competition, she got three Group Firsts and a Group 2nd. In Agility the same weekend, Speedy got two QQs.In Amarillo Agility, Tush got a QQ and finished her Open FAST title, and Shaq finished his AXJ title.Speedy Q'd 5 of 6 runs with three Firsts in Andrews.

Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy took a Third Place in Master Standard in Andrews.

Margaret Freeman: At the Andrews trial, Barley earned his second leg in Master Jumpers Preferred with a First Place and 22 seconds under course time.

Cheryl Birdwell: At the Andrews trial. Sky Qd eight out of eight runs, earning three QQs.

Regina Edwards: At the Andrews trial, Rio got a QQ with 74 MACH points, both with Second places. Zorro qualified all three days in Master JWW with a Third and two Fourths. Zippy got his first leg in Excellent Jumpers with a First place.

Ronda Clark: Tuf finished his MACH this past Saturday at the AOTC trial in Amarillo. That makes him CH MACH Sandstorm Eight Second Ride CDX

Joann Neal: At breed shows in Roswell, minipoo puppy Doozie won the variety both days, and followed with a Group 3rd and a Group 1st. At Amarillo, which was her last show in puppy trim, she won the variety 3 days out of 4 over the #1 dog and a major entry, and got two Owner-handled Best In Shows, as well as a "regular" Group 3rd and Group 4th. Speedy has picked up a couple of UDX legs and some OTCH points at Obedience trials in Amarillo and Midland. At the Amarillo Agility trials, Tush finished her Open FAST title and got a Double Q with two First places. Shaq finished his Excellent Jumpers title.

Regina Edwards: At the Panhandle KC show in Amarillo, Rio got his Beginner Novice title with a 194 and Second place, and his Pre-Novice title. He then earned two legs in the Novice B class with a Fourth place. In Midland (Permian Basin OTC) he finished his CD with a Fourth place. Breez-(Collie) finished her Pre Novice title with a Second and a First place. Zorry and Zippy debuted in Rally and earned two legs each. Zorry got a Third and a Second and Zippy got a Second and a First. In Agility, at the AOTC trial, Rio got a QQ. Zippy earned his Open JWW title with a First place.

Dana Brown: August was a great month for Smooch.She finished both her Open Jumpers title and her Breed Championship!That makes her CH Irongate's Kisses In The Wind OA OAJ OF ROM

Barbara Mayfield: Polly and I earned our Open Jumpers title in Levelland

Teresa Janssen: Radar had two perfect weekends in Midland and Albuquerque and completed the requirements for his MACH 16. At Alamogordo, despite the incredible outdoor trial heat, Radar came away with two First places and one Second place. Amarillos trial had some very challenging obstacle discrimination courses, but Radar Qd 4 of his 6 runs. Lager continues to challenge his aged handlers ability to run. At the Midland trial, Lager got his Open Standard title. At the Alamogordo trial, Lager got his first Ex Std leg and his second Open JWW leg. At the Amarillo trial, Lager won his T2B class on Friday and got his Open JWW title the next day. He also got his second leg in Excellent Standard and his first leg in Excellent JWW. Its such a relief to finally be in all Excellent classes now (so we dont have to wait until the end of the day to run!)

Jodi Pritchard: In Amarillo Lizzy went 1 for 6 with a Q in Master Jumpers

Margaret Freeman: At the Amarillo trial, Barley earned his first leg in Master Jumpers Preferred with a First Place and 20 seconds under course time. I kept up with him and lived.

Liz Brandt: Thanks to our friends yelling "Run faster Liz," and agility time rounding down, Tyr von Stutensee not only had three clean Excellent JWW runs at the AOTC trial, two of those were Qs

Tim Sampson: In Amarillo, Tiger finished his Excellent FAST Preferred and Excellent Jumpers Preferred titles. Kodi finished his Open FAST and Excellent Jumpers titles. The next day, Sunday, they started off 2/2 in Jumpers. THEN, Tim fell down. Bruised but not broken and now the owner of New Merrell running shoes! Dirt is HARD!

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky earned her PACH at Midland in September. She earned three double Q's that weekend! In Amarillo in October, she got another double Q, and Q'd in 6 out of 8 runs. We are having fun!

Sarah Wilson: At our very first Agility trial, Cotton qualified three out of her four runs, earning two legs in Novice Standard and one in Novice JWW. We had so much fun and I am extremely grateful for all the encouragement we have received. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful club!

Teresa Janssen: At our August trial in Levelland, Radar Qd 6 of his 8 runs for 3 more QQs.I showed Lager for the first time at the Levelland trial and he had perfect 100 scores for 7 of his 8 runs. He completed his Novice Standard title and Novice JWW title, in addition to getting his first leg in Open Standard.

Margaret Freeman: Barley finished his Excellent Jumpers title with a First place at our Levelland trial, and earned a Third place in Master FAST.We celebrated his 9th birthday the day after our trial.

Jodi Pritchard: At the ASCA trial in Andrews Lizzy ran clean 5 of 8 runs with one Q. In Levelland Liz Qd 4 of 8 and our team improved and ran faster every day, which is whats most important to me.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky Q'd five out of eight runs at our trial, including two QQ's

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew (Southcross Mischief is Brewing) Qd four of her eight runs with one QQ. She took Second place in JWW on Thursday.

Regina Edwards: At our Levelland trial, Rio earned three Master Standard legs and two Master JWW legs with 82 MACH points and one QQ. Zorry earned three Master JWW legs and 17 MACH points.

Marcia Bishoff: Rain made another QQ at the Levelland trial and also had some great non-Q runs. We had a great time with the judges and working with CPKC people.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred title at our trial. She had near misses in Novice Standard.

Joann Neal: At our Agility trials, Shaq got an Exc JWW leg and an Exc Standard leg. Tush got a QQ, and Speedy finished a T2B Title. At Breed and Obedience shows in Elk City, OK, miniature poodle puppy Doozie got two Breed wins, a Group 4th, a Group 1st, and a Reserve Best In Show. In the Owner-handler competition, she got two Group 1sts, a Group 2nd, and a Best In Show. In Obedience, Speedy picked up a Utility First, a High Combined award, and some OTCH points.

Joann Neal: Miniature poodle Doozie finished her Grand Champion at the age of 9 months with only two weeks of showing. On the Texas summer circuit as a puppy special, she won 3 Bests of Variety in Dallas, 2 in San Antonio, and 3 in Houston. Miniature poodle Shaq finished his Silver Level Grand Champion in San Antonio, and celebrated his retirement from the Breed ring with a haircut. Miniature poodle Speedy finished his UDX in Obedience in Houston, and got some OTCH points with a Second place in Utility B.

Mike Felker: Liz and D'Nae took Tyr, Bryn, and Tango (Bryn's mom, Tyr's sister) to the Houston dog show July 17-19. On Friday, thirteen-month-old Bryn took second Reserve in Bred by Exhibitor; on Saturday, she took Winner's Bitch for a three-point major; and on Sunday, she took Winner's Bitch again for two points but no major. This was on top of completing her CGC course in July.

Tyr competed in Agility in Houston and made the Leonberger crowd who attended proud. We were surprised and pleased to receive a beautiful invita-tion from The American Kennel Club asking Liz and the No.3 Leonberger (Preferred) to participate in the tenth AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, FL, in December.

Paula Perry: Cecil (Laiyang's Enchanted Celestial Firefly CGC NF CA) is the model for the CSPCA (Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America) CGC patch! (Ed. note: A little bird told me that Paula is the model for the human on the patch.)

Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie and I went to the ASCA trial in Andrews in July. We earned our Novice Jumpers title on Saturday, and qualified in Open Jumpers on Sunday

Dana Brown: Irongates Kisses In The Wind Smooch was one of the brave souls from Lubbock who went to the ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) trial in Andrews. What a great time we had! Everyone should try it.All in all, Smooch got a leg in Gamblers, a leg in Jumpers and a leg in Standard! She had three other runs that were less than a second off of time for a Q. So, after two days of running our legs off, Smooch has Andrews in her rear view mirror.

Joann Neal: In Texarkana Breed shows, Shaq was Best of Variety both days, and his brown daughter got two Majors. In Oklahoma Breed and Obedience shows: Speedy got three UDX legs (Utility B and Open B) with placements and OTCH points. Tush got a First and a Second in Novice B Obedience. Nine-month-old Doozie got 11 Grand Champion points with three Majors and three wins over other Specials. She was also best owner-handled Minipoo each day, and in the owner-handler groups, she got a First, a Third, and a Fourth. Three of Shaqs kids got majors in Oklahoma City.

Cheryl Birdwell: We went to Wichita Falls over Father's Day weekend. Sky qualified 7 of 9 runs, earning one double Q and her T2B2 title.

Teresa Janssen: Radar has had three great trials since his MACH15 at the Amarillo show. We traveled to Midland, Wichita Falls, and Albuquerque in June. At each of these shows, Radar went 6 for 6. As his MACH weekend in Amarillo was also 6 for 6, this puts him over half way to his next MACH! My other brag is that Radar got to do what he was bred for. He killed a huge rat for me in the backyard while I was trimming and cleaning up around my bushes!

Regina Edwards: At the PBOTC trial in Midland, Rio earned 19 MACH points and First place in Master JWW. Zorro earned 12 MACH points and Third place in Master JWW.

Please keep Debbie Cox in your thoughts on the loss of her Lab, Grace. Grace was a great and loving dog and we will all miss her.

Joann Neal: At Albuquerque shows, minipoo Doozie won two majors and 8 total points, including a Best of Variety win over specials. Shaq was shown two days, and got two Bests of Opposite Sex, including a Group 2nd in the Owner-Handler Groups.

At Abilene shows, Doozie finished her breed championship with a Best of Variety win, and made the cut in the group.

In Albuquerque, Speedy got a UDX leg in Obedience, & Tush won an Obedience Novice B class with a score of 198. In Abilene, Speedy won an Open B class and High In Trial in Obedience with a perfect 200 score.

In Amarillo Agility trials, Shaq got his first Open Jumpers leg and his first Excellent Standard leg. Tush got a QQ & earned her Novice FAST title with three straight Qs.

Teresa Janssen: At the AOTC trial, Radar QQd the first day to finish the requirements for his MACH15. To make it even sweeter, he won the Master Standard class and took Second in the JWW class. He finished up the weekend with two more QQs so I guess hes telling me he is ready to go after the next MACH.

Margaret Freeman: Toby completed his Novice Jumpers title in Amarillo with a First place and loads of enthusiasm.

Jodi Pritchard: In Amarillo, Lizzy got one Q and some MACH points.

Dana Brown: Smooch went WB in Abilene and Reserve the next day, earning her next-to-last point for her Championship. In Amarillo, Smooch finished her Open FAST title.Racy earned another Master Standard leg and 15 MACH points.

Paula Perry: At the age of 13 Katie Perry is retired from Agility. It has been a wild and fun ride! I will miss running her. She is still doing great, but I didn't want to wait until she wasn't. Plus with Chuck going to all the NASCAR races this year we don't have the chance to do much dog stuff anyway, so the time was right.

Marcia Bishoff: Rain qualified in all three of his Master JWW runs in Amarillo.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky qualified seven out of nine runs at the Amarillo Agility trial. She earned six First places, one Second place, and one QQ.

Barbara Mayfield: Our Open Qualifying Drought is over! Polly earned her first Open JWW leg in Amarillo, running the course in 24.25 seconds.

Regina Edwards: Zippy got a First place in Open Jumpers Rio finished his Excellent Jumpers title with a First place and then earned 18 MACH points and a Fourth place. Zorro finished his Excellent Jumpers title with Second and First places.

Liz Brandt: In Wichita Falls back in April, with the help of his rowdy SPOTC friends, Tyr had two qualifying runs in Masters JWW. This past Memorial Day weekend in Amarillo, he had a qualifying Masters JWW run on the last day. Our personal brags--with each of those runs he had seconds to spare, and in NQ runs, he ran happy even when his handler screwed up.

Tim Sampson: Tiger and Kodi finished their Novice FAST titles.Tiger now runs in Preferred and seems to be enjoying it.

Phil Marshall: Boy (CH Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy JH) earned his Conformation Championship at the recent show in Navasota. Special thanks to Vernon and Dana Brown, and to Joann Neal who provided much needed and appreciated handling advice. We also received the AKC Breeder-Owner Champion medallion for Boy having earned all his points out of the Bred-by class, and we were also a team through all Winners and Best-of-Breed competitions.

Joann Neal: from the Poodle Club of America National Specialty show:

AGILITY:Speedy, Third in Master Jumpers.Tush, Q in Master Standard

OBEDIENCE:Tush, First in Novice B with a 197.5 to finish her CD title. Score good for second High In Trial.Speedy, Third in Open B.

BREED: Doozie, Second in Bred-By-Exhibitor Class. Littermate, Ronda's Tally, First in 6-9 Puppy Class. Shaq took First in the Miniature Stud Dog Class with Doozie and Tally shown as his get. At our Agility trial, Shaq finished his Open Standard title and Speedy got a double Q and some nice runs in JWW.

JoAnn Phillips: The Rockette finally "launched" her Agility career at our trial and managed to get one Standard and two Jumpers' legs in the Novice classes; garnering two blue and one red ribbon in the process. She had no dropped bars and no "visitation" times with the bar-setters or the Judge ... nothing short of miraculous!

Laura Smith: Sprint, CH Mystique Summer Games, finished her Novice Obedience title at the American Shetland Sheepdog National Specialty April 21st in Fredericksburg, VA. Sprint will be 11 years old on May 7th. Sprint is now CH Mystique Summer Games, CD.

Dana Brown: Irongate's Kisses In the Wind NF NJ OA WAC (Smooch) took a 3 point major in Bossier City, LA in April with her handler Teresa Nail, and went on for Best of Winners handled by Dana. Smooch also took Reserve to another major. At our Agility trial, Smooch continued her streak in FAST, earning a second Open FAST leg. Racy snagged another T2B Q and followed that with a Q in Master Standard.

Teresa Janssen: Radar competed at the AKC Agility National Championship in Reno, Nevada. He ended up #26 out of 130 twelve inch dogs. The week before Nationals, Radar and I visited Sue and competed in a local California trial. Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs there. In Alamogordo, Radar Qd 4 of his 5 runs. (We had to leave before the last run because of the weather!) At our SPOTC trial, Radar Qd 4 of his 6 runs with three First places and one Second place.

Jodi Pritchard: Its so good to be back running and training again. Lizzy earned two Qs to earn her title in Excellent Standard.

Regina Edwards: Zorro finished his Open Standard title with a First place and earned one Excellent Jumpers leg. Zippy took a First place in Open JWW. Rio earned a First and a Third place to take an Excellent Jumpers leg and two Master Standard legs.

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey was 2 for 5 with a few near misses for her very first trials. She earned 6 points in T2B and placed First in Nov-ice Standard Preferred.

Judy Flagle: Tiki had an awesome weekend. On Satur-day she went 3/3 with two First places and one Fourth and a title in Excellent Std. On Sunday she got Sec-ond in Masters JWW and her time was 33.38 seconds, compared to the First place dog at 33.37 seconds.

Marian McGuire: Breeze McGuire got a Q in Novice JWW and got her title!

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey passed her CGC test and passed her Therapy Dog, Inc. Test and visits In March.Marcia Bishoff: Rain qualified in Master Standard and got two Qs in Master JWW. I want to thank all the workers who did such a great job.

Ruth Ann Parsley: At our trial, Rosie earned both her Novice Standard title and her Open Jumpers title.

Joann Neal: Miniature poodles Doozie and Shaq did well at the Fort Worth Breed shows. Doozie went Winners Bitch both days for two 3-point majors. She was 6 months & 1 week old. Her dad Shaq won Best of Variety both days

Bonnie Brooks: Jesse finished his Open Standard Preferred title at our trial with a First place. He also earned a First in JWW Preferred.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget earned one leg in Masters JWW with 6 MACH points. It was so great to be running with her again after 6 long months!

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky qualified 7 out of 9 runs at our trial, including two QQs. At the Amarillo Obedience trial the weekend of April 25-26, Sky competed in Rally Excellent B for the first time - she qualified both times with 4th place finishes. Sky also competed in Open Obedience for the first time. She walked over the broad jump the first day (Really?! She's an Agility dog!!!). The second day she took Second place in the class.

Barbara Mayfield: Jaden and Sara: After spending a good bit of time plotting their strategy in Novice FAST, Jaden, along with everyone else in the class, realized theyd been given the wrong course map. The judge graciously gave them 15 minutes to plot a new course. So, like any good Jr. Handler would do, she ditched Plan A and quickly plotted Plan B, which Team Sara pulled off without a hitch, earning a First place! They also earned their first leg in Open Standard with a perfect score of 100.

Joe and Kathy Harth: At Fort Worth, Vizsla Rockwoods Senor Primo, Primo, went Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex on 3/21 and 3/22 to earn his first two points towards his Championship. Primo was handled by Vernon Brown. (Brag submitted by Dana Brown).

Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey passed her CGC test and passed her Therapy Dog, Inc. Test and visits In March.

Kathy Harth: Scout passed his CGC test in March.

Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie got her second Novice Standard leg and her first Open Jumpers leg in Andrews.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky Qd 8 out of 9 runs in Andrews. She got two QQs and her Master Jumper Preferred (MJP) and Master Agility Excellent Preferred (MXP) titles, too.

Regina Edwards: In Andrews, Rio finished his Excellent Standard title and earned a leg in Excellent Jumpers. Zorro finished his Open Jumpers title and has two legs now in Open Standard. Zippy finished both his Novice Standard and JWW titles. All were First places.

Mike Felker and Liz Brandt: Our Leonberger puppy, Bryn, has been busy in AKC shows. She went to Chickasha in November, Hobbs on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1st, and Austin on Jan. 14 and 15. In Austin, she took a Second in Breeder Exhibitor on Saturday, a First in Breeder Exhibitor and a First in Reserve on Sunday. That brings her ribbon count to nine: seven firsts, a second, and a third. Not bad for an eight-month-old puppy. She's friendly and seems to be en-joying playing at Agility; she could be our first AKC, Ther-apy, and Agility dog when she grows up.

Kate Johnson: Great weekend in Midland! Arden (ASCA CH Rainyday's As You Like It) was RWB on Friday and WB/BOS over specials on Saturday to finish her AKC championship. Arden went on to a Bred By Group One. On Sunday she picked up her first select win. Otis (Rainyday's King of Soul CGC) was RWD on Saturday and WD on Sunday for his first point

Dana Brown: On March 8, 2015, Gus (Ch. Merrimac the Aegean CDX RE CGC BFL-1 LC-11L) will be 11 years old and will earn a new longevity certificate (LC). The average life span for a Dobe is considered to be 7 years, and if they make it to 10 yrs. they are awarded an LC with the number of years added on to their name. So he will become an LC-11L (the L following the year means he is living). Gus also has the distinction of being a BFL-1 signifying that he was Bred for Longevity, meaning that both his parents made it to at least 10 years old as well.

Joann Neal: Mini-poodle Chick got her TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) in El Paso in Feb. Chick finished a Rally Excellent title & 2 RAE legs in El Paso, & had 3 RAE legs at SPOTC. Shaq went Best of Variety over 7 other specials & 10 class dogs in breed competition in Hobbs.Speedy got a High In Trial in Obedience with a 198.5 from the Open B class in El Paso. At our SPOTC trial, Speedy got a UDX leg & some class placements in Open B.Tush finished her Beginner Novice title with a score of 199 in the SPOTC Obedience trials in Lubbock, then followed with a pair of 198s and two legs in Novice.She got a pair of perfect scores.

Laura Smith: Sprint, CH Mystique Summer Games, earned two legs towards her CD at our Obedience trial. Sprint will be 11 in May.

Jane Giddens: Yoda earned his Rally Excellent title. Yoda did great every day and managed to Q two days despite my handler errors. On the third day he finished Second with a score of 97.

Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie (Ironheart's Jackie Bee Kwik), earned her Beginner Novice title at our Obedience trial with First places all three days. We went to the Clovis Agility trial the next weekend where we got our first Novice Standard leg, and a First place.

Marcia Bishoff: Asher and Luke completed their Rally Novice titles at our trial. And now they are offi-cially retired from the ring as it was not one of their favorite places. They will continue with their Therapy work.

Regina Edwards: At our Obedience trial, Kandi earned her Pre-Open title with two First places. Rio earned his Rally Novice title with one Third place. At the Clovis Agility trial, Rio earned two First places in Excellent Standard. Zorro finished his Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles with two First places, and earned two legs in Open Jumpers. Zippy earned two legs in Novice jumpers with two First places.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky got both her Companion Dog (CD) title in Obedience and her Advanced Rally title at our trial. She got her T2B title at the Clovis Agility trial. She made one double Q and qualified in 5 out of 9 runs - all First places.

Tim Sampson: Tiger returned to Agility after 15 months in retirement, now showing in the Preferred class and he went 4 for 5.Kodi was 3 for 5, including a 31 second FAST run with 72 points for his first time in that event.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew qualified in all her four runs in Clovis and earned her Second MACH. Were very proud of this sweet girl!.

Margaret Freeman: Rory earned two legs in Rally Excellent at our February trial.

Joann Neal: Mini-poodle Tush got her Tracking Dog title at the Tracking Club of El Paso's test on Jan 25. She finished her 450-yard, 4-turn track in 12 minutes.

Teresa Janssen: Radar and I have not done a regular trial since the first week of November!! I was so glad to get on the road and go to a trial in Belton. The time off apparently M.E.Freeman, 2014 did not affect Radar adversely because he went 6 for 6.

Laura Smith: I have a new puppy in the house and its a boy!His name is Dealer Wintercreek Mystique Dealers Choice.

Phil Marshall: At the Lone Star State Classic in Dallas on December 6th, Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy JH (Boy) took Best of Winners for his first Major win. He lacks one major to finish his breed championship.

Ronda Clark: Gretchen finished her MACH2 in Belton in December, and Tuf had a perfect 6/6 that same weekend.

Teresa Janssen: At the AKC Invitational Championship in Florida, Radar was wonderful -- not only in driving over 3000 miles, but also in competition. We drove with my friend, Nanci Fisher and her Schnauzer, Stella. All five of Radar's runs were clean and he finished up #22 out of 107 dogs.

Regina Edwards: in Amarillo my three Papillons did great! Rio finished both his Open Standard and Open Jumpers titles with all First places Zippy got his first leg in Novice Standard with a First place. Zorro got two legs in each of Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers, all with First places.

Barbara Mayfield: Jaden and Sara earned their Novice Standard title in Amarillo over the New Year s weekend trial.

Patti May: Wile E Q'd at Wichita Falls in all 3 events on Friday.

Dana Brown: Dana Brown: Racy earned her first MACH points in Wichita Falls. Smooch finished her Open Standard and Open Fast titles in Wichita Falls and earned her Novice Jumpers title in El Paso.

Mary Lou Vardy: James and Leah have a new miniature schnauzer puppy named Southcross Holly Jolly, call name Bliss. Shes three months old. Her mother is Brews littermate.

DNae Wilson: - Venture (Tipping Point's Adventure) won her first major, going Winner's Bitch at the Cana-dian Valley Kennel Club show in Chickasha, OK in November.Venture also took and passed the Canine Good Citizen test while at the same show.Tango (Texas Tango von Stutensee, NAP) took and passed the Canine Good Citizen test too. (I am pretty certain this was a repeat test for her, I think she and Waltraut had accomplished the same but I wasn't sure.)

Liz Brandt: Tyr had two qualifying runs in Masters JWW Preferred at our November SPOTC trial, placed First on Friday, and actually earned PACH points. He loves the applause (even more than string cheese). At the Chickasha AKC conformation show, Bryn received the Beginner Puppy Best of Breed, and a Puppy Group 3. I have no idea what those are; D'Nae took her in the ring; I just handed off various Leos to handlers as they went in and out for no particular reason that I could see. We were so excited that we had one of those official pictures taken with the judge, but it hasn't arrived, so Bryn will make do with her selfie.

Dana Brown: At the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) Nationals in Topeka, KS, Racy stopped on the Aframe and gave the judge a kiss.At the same event, Smooch placed Third in her class in Conformation.At the Lubbock trial, Racy, (Ch. Irongates Racy Tracy ROM), earned her Excellent Jumpers title and another leg toward her T2B title.

Regina Edwards: My Papillon, Rio, earned two Open JWW legs, both with First places, at our trial.

Cheryl Birdwell: At our trial in November, Sky qualified in 7 out of her 9 runs with two QQs.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew qualified 6 of 6 at our trial.

Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Barley earned two First places in Master FAST Preferred. On Friday, he was the only dog among all the FAST entries to qualify.Also at our trial, Toby finished his Open Standard title with a First place and 23 seconds under course time.

Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget earned two QQs at the SPOTC trials in November. She had one First, one Second, and two Third place finishes and picked up 54 MACH points.

Bonnie Brooks: At our Lubbock trial, Jesse earned earned two First places in Open Standard Preferred. He also earned a First place in Open JWW Preferred.

June Marble: At our trials GSD Nicki earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred title.

Barbara Mayfield: Jaden Pigg (a 6th grader at Valley Jr. High) and her beloved Sara earned their first Novice Preferred FAST leg with a First Place finish on Saturday. On Sunday, the pair earned their first Novice Preferred Standard leg with a First Place and finished off the weekend by earning their Nov-ice Preferred JWW Title with a score of 100 and another First Place!!Special thanks to Teresa and Shella for all their hard work and patience!!Barbara and Polly finally earned their final Novice Standard leg after a year and a half of trying.

Teresa Janssen: My brags for this month are more people-related than dog related. I guess you could say that Radar is a new uncle, because I have two new grand babies. Camille was born the day before our trial. She is absolutely beautiful and doing well. On November 25th, my grandson was born in Virginia; Emmett. Radar and I have only competed at one trial since the last newsletter. It was our local SPOTC trial and he Qd 4 of his 6 runs. Both NQs were my faultwhat can I say? I had a lot on my mind that weekend.Radar and I are gearing up to travel to Orlando to compete at the AKC Invitationals this month. Now that both grand babies are here and doing well, hopefully I can stay focused on Radar!! Schnauzer Power!!!

Joann Neal: In AKCs owner-handled series in breed competition, Shaq ended the ranking-year as #1 Miniature Poodle, and Tush was #5.

Phil Marshall: At the recent shows in Belton, my Vizsla, Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy JH ("Boy"), took Winners Dog all three days shown, and Best of Winners on two days. Boy now has nine points towards his breed championship, and we will now be searching for Majors.

June Marble: At the GSDCA Nationals at Purina Farms in October, Esti was in the Parade of Greats (for the second time) for a Special Award for dogs that are older, have performance titles and are Therapy dogs. Nicki, in her first time in the Agility ring, visited with the judge and ring stewards. She titled in Novice Standard Preferred and has two legs toward her Novice Jumpers Preferred title.

Nancy Lewis: Quest qualified for Nationals and earned his MACH 2 in Andrews.

Teresa Janssen: At the beginning of October, we went to McKinney where Radar Qd all of his runs.The next weekend we went to Belton where it was so hot and humid, I could hardly wait to get back to the air conditioned hotel room. Radar Qd 7 of his 8 runs at this trial.The Andrews trial was great fun with the judge, Jan Skurzynski.Radar went 6 for 6 at this trial and got his MACH 14 on the first day.Last weekend I went back to Belton and got to show under Jan Skurzynski again. Radar Qd all of his 6 runs and got 94 MACH points

Marcia Bishoff: Rain completed his Excellent Preferred JWW title.He also has his first two Qs in Excellent Preferred Standard.

Cheryl Birdwell: Sky qualified in 8 of her 9 runs in Andrews, all with First places.In so doing, she earned two double Qs.

Mary Jane Sampson: Kodi earned four First places (two each in Novice Standard and Jumpers) at Andrews, in his first Agility show away from home.

Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie earned her Novice Jumpers title in Andrews.

Bonnie (BJ) Brooks: Jesse earned a First place in Open JWW in Andrews. He also won second place in the costume contest. I won second place in the crate decorating contest.

Patti May: Wile E finished his first two competitive runs and qualified in JWW.

Mary Lou Vardy: Brew qualified in five of her six runs in Andrews, all with First places.

Margaret Freeman: Barley earned a First place in Ex-cellent Jumpers in Andrews.Toby had the best run of his brief Agility life in Novice Jumpers, and his Q was sabotaged on the second-to-last jump when his luxuriant tail took out the bar.

Regina Edwards: In Andrews, my Papillon, Rio, finished his Novice JWW title with a First place and earned a First place in Open Standard.Thanks so much, Teresa for all your help, guidance and support. We couldn't have done it without you.

Sherell Thomas: Zoey earned her conformation championship at the Alamogordo shows on October 5th. Hooray!

PDNae Wilson: At her first Conformation show, hosted by the Rio Pecos Kennel Club in Roswell, Venture (Tipping Point's Adventure) earned Best of Breed and her first point on Sunday. The following weekend she took Best of Winners at the Panhandle Kennel Club High Plains Cluster and earned her second point.My Lab, Tula, earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred title at the Levelland trial. She is now Kerrybrook's Nantucket NAJP.

Joann Neal: At August Agility trials in Belton & Levelland, and September shows, mini poodles: Tush finished her MX & MXJ (Master Standard & Jumpers) titles, & got two Double Qs. Speedy finished his Master FAST title, qualifying 8 of 8 runs with 6 Firsts. He also has one Triple Q. Chick finished her MACH4 title & her T2B (Time To Beat) title with two Firsts in T2B.

Shaq is currently the #1 owner-handled poodle (all varieties) in breed competition in AKC's Owner-Handled Series.

In an Obedience trial in Elk City, OK, miniature poodle Speedy got a High In Trial with a perfect 200 score from the Open B class. He also got a UDX leg. At the same shows, Shaq won the Best Miniature Poodle each day, and got a Group 3rd and a Group 4th.

Min-poo Tush whelped 5 puppies on Sept 14th, 2 boys & 3 girls. My knee surgery seemed to go well, and I hope to be running again by our November agility trials.

Phil Marshall: Vizsla "Boy" took Winners Dog on each of the two days he was shown in Amarillo for 1 point each day. Boy will also compete for the first time on 9/27-28 in a local non-AKC field trial, National Shoot to Retrieve Association.

Jane Giddens: Yoda earned his Rally Advanced title in Amarillo. He qualified each time he was entered, completing his title in 3 tries. Yoda also earned his CDX title in Amarillo, completing this title in 4 showings.

Teresa Janssen: At a trial in Belton, Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs. Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs again at the PBOTC trial in Midland. Sue drove from California and met me in Albuquerque for the SDOC agility trial. Lucy QQd the first day and took First place in both classes!! Radar had a great weekend, qualifying all 6 of his runs. Radar will be going to the AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, Florida in December. Invitations are sent to the top 5 dogs of each AKC recognized breed. Radar received his invitation from AKC, verifying that he was the #5 Mini Schnauzer in Agility this year. This will be his third time to be invited to this prestigious event.

I have done three trials since our last Newsletter. Two of those trials were 4-day trials! I met Sue in Dolores, Colorado and we competed in a great little trial held in a beautiful park. We stayed in a cabin that was right on the Dolores River. We had some great runs (Radar Qd 5 of his 6 runs), good food, and wonderful local beer at a brewery! At our Levelland trial Radar Qd 7 of his 8 runs and got his MACH13 on the first day. In Oklahoma City we survived the heat and humidity at the Red Dirt Trial. Radar went 100% and Qd all 8 of his runs.

Margaret Freeman: In Albuquerque, Barley took a First Place in Excellent Jumpers Preferred, his first Q in this class, with a blistering time 19 seconds under course time. He also had a magnificent run in Excellent Standard Preferred, both before and after he jumped off the table (the first time since his very first Novice run ever eek!). Toby earned a First place in Open Standard with 30 seconds under course time. I kept up with him and lived.

At our Levelland trial, Barley finished his Open Jumpers Preferred title to celebrate his 8th birthday that weekend with three First places, and earned a First and a Third place in Master FAST Preferred. Again, he showed that entering him in the Preferred designation was the right decision. Also in Levelland, Toby earned a Third place in Novice Jumpers.

Marcia Bishoff: Rain earned both his Open titles at our Levelland shows. I am so proud of my boy for how far and how fast we have come.

Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie got her very first Q (in Jumpers) at the Levelland trial!

Regina Edwards: My little Papillon, Rio, earned his Novice Standard title with two Firsts and a Third place, and got two legs in Novice JWW with a First and a Second place.And it is with much sorrow that I tell you that I have retired my beloved Kandi from Agility. She opened a new chapter in my life and has meant the world to me. Shes been a great dog to learn Agility with, my Velcro dog. She might not have been the best, but she is the best to me. I will sorely miss her, and only wish she were younger. Their little lives are much too short and we must treasure every moment we have with them.

Liz Brandt: At our SPOTC trial in Levelland, Tyr had four beautiful Excellent JWW Preferred runs, and I (miracle of miracles) only bobbled once. Tyr earned his first two Qs toward his Excellent title. Bryn, Brynhildr von Stutensee, made her first visit to an agility trial, behaved beautifully, and, as near as I can tell, charmed everyone.

Dana Brown: Racy (Ch. Irongate's Racy Tracy ROM AX OAJ) completed her Excellent Standard title. She also earned an Excellent JWW leg and a T2B leg with four Firsts. Smooch (Irongate's Kisses In The Wind WAC NA NF) earned her Novice FAST title in three tries with three Firsts. She also earned two legs in Open Standard and one leg in Novice Jumpers.

Bonnie Brooks: Jesse Jet finished both his Novice B Standard and JWW titles at our Levelland trial, with a Second place in Standard and two First places in JWW. He then earned his first leg in Open Standard with a First place.

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.