Joann Neal: At breed shows in Wichita, KS, Doozie won Best of Variety 5 out of 6 shows and got two Group Seconds and a Group Fourth.At the Poodle Club of America National Specialty Show in Maryland, Speedy Q'd all three of his Agility runs. In the Obedience competition, he won the Open B Class with a 199, and this score held up for High In Trial at the National Specialty!
Magaret Freeman: Intoducing Wildblue Tartan Dynamo - Breagh (pronounced “Brie” as in the cheese) is Gaelic for “fine, beautiful” and represents her sweetness. The “Dynamo” in our little girl’s registered name reflects both her lineage and her enthusiastic personality. She is four and a half months old and already an important part of our home. Breagh will be an Agility girl when she’s old enough; she’s already shown a keen interest and loads of speed and energy.Many, many thanks to Deanne Veselka for allowing this wonderful little bundle of joy and energy to become a part of our family.
Teresa Janssen: At the beginning of April we travelled to Purina Farms in Missouri for MiniPalooza (the National Specialty for Miniature Schnauzers). We had a wonderful time and came home with lots of ribbons. We did Barn Hunt for the first time and my dogs loved to do what comes naturally to them! Radar and Lager both got their RATN titles. In Agility, Radar won High in Trial for all the Pre-ferred dogs on Friday, winning both the Standard and JWW classes. He finished the weekend with 5 out of 6 Qs and 109 PACH points. Lager was in the ribbons in Std, JWW and T2B with over 45 dogs in each class. At the Wichita Falls trial, Radar went 6 for 6 with three Second places and three Third places. Lager finished his last two legs for his Excellent FAST title with two First places. He also QQ’d on Friday with a First in Standard and a Second in JWW.
Mary Lou Vardy: Bliss Q'd four of her six runs at the Schnauzer Palooza. She earned her Novice JWW title at the Wichita Falls trial. Brew QQ’d at the Wichita Falls trial and Q'd JWW on the second day.
Ken Williams: Bo did great at Andrews. He qualified 7 of 9 runs with three First places and two Second places. He completed his Open Jumpers and Open Standard titles. He also earned his first two legs in Excellent Jumpers and his first leg in Excellent Stan-dard as well as two qualifying runs in T2B. Bo is such a good boy!
Liz Brandt: Tyr von Stutensee earned a Q at Wichita Falls in Masters Jumpers Preferred. He ran a 47-second course in 41.28 seconds, and placed Fourth; this completes his MJP title. I remember when I wasn't sure if we could even stumble through a Novice course. My Tyr is the most wonderful Leo in the entire world.
Regina Edwards: Agility: At the Andrews trial, Rio earned 85 MACH points and a QQ with two Firsts each in Jumpers and Standard. Zippy earned two Master Jumpers legs with two Seconds and two Firsts in Time to Beat (T2B). Zorry earned two Firsts in Master Jumpers and one First in T2B. Obedience: Rio finished his Rally Excellent (RE) title at the AOTC trials in Panhandle. Zippy finished his RE title also at the AOTC trial with a First place. Zorry got a second RE leg and Second place. Zippy and Zorry each earned two legs towards their Beginner Novice titles. Zippy earned a 196 score and Second place, Zorry achieved a 192 score and Fourth place on both days. Zippy got a 194½ and Fourth place and Zorry took Third place with a score of 195.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: The 2015 performance rankings have come out for Bouviers.Zoey tied for #1 Rally Novice dog and #4 Novice Agility Preferred dog.
Coye McCleskey: Terra received her CDX in Pan-handle on April 23rd. Thanks for all the support.
Georgann Weisgerber: Willow received her Rally Novice A Title at the AOTC show in Pan-handle with a First place on Sunday.
Kathy Harth: Scout qualified in Novice Standard with a First place in Andrews.
Jodi Pritchard: In Andrews, Lizzy qualified in 3 of 6 runs with our very first QQ!!
Bonnie Brooks: Jesse Jet finished his Open Standard Title in Andrews with two First places.
Liz Brandt and Michael Felker: This weekend in Fort Worth, Tipping Point's Brynhildr, owned by Liz Brandt, Mike Felker, and D'Nae Wilson, won Winner's Bitch on Saturday, completing her AKC Champion of Record title with nineteen points. On Sunday, she won Select in Best of Breed for another major with five points toward her Grand Champion title. There were sixteen Leonbergers competing, a record for Texas, so she won over a lot of other bitches.
Kathy and Joe Harth: Please join us in welcoming our new Field Spaniel, Calico's Forever in Blue Jeans. His call name is Calvin.
Cheryl Birdwell: Ruby finished her Novice Standard title in Clovis and Q’d in Novice Jumpers. Sky Q'd five out of six runs, earning two QQs.
Regina Edwards: Rio earned a QQ and 52 MACH points in Clovis. Zorry earned two MXJ2 legs and one in T2B. Zippy earned a leg in Master JWW and one in T2B.
Kathy and Joe Harth: Scout (Calico's Scoutn' Out The Blues) had his debut at the Clovis agility trial and received a qualifying run in Novice A Standard. I stole a qualifying run from him in Novice A Jumpers by forgetting to put his leash on him before I opened the gate!.
Teresa Janssen: My brags for this month are about someone else running my dogs. I had shoulder surgery in February, so Coye ran Lager for me at the Clovis trial. She and Lager won the Master Standard class on Saturday. This was his 10th leg for his MX title. That same day, Coye ran Lager in Excellent FAST and won that class too! Mary Lou ran Radar for me and took Second place in his JWW class on Friday. A big thanks to both Coye and Mary Lou for running my dogs!
Joann Neal: At breed shows, minipoo Doozie won back-to-back Group Firsts in Hobbs. In Midland, she was Best of Variety each day, and won a Group 3rd at the Big Spring KC show on Sunday. At the SPOTC Obedience trials, Tush finished her CDX with three straight Q's, and won a 4th in Open B on Friday. She also competed in Rally Novice B, and won 2 Firsts and a Second. Speedy got a Third and a First in Utility B, and a Fourth in Open B, resulting in a UDX leg and 11 OTCH points. 11-year-old Chick competed in Rally, and finished her RAE title (10 QQ's in Advanced and Excellent B classes). She had a couple of Firsts, a Second, a Third, and a Fourth. She is officially retired now as CH MACH4 Sandstorm Slick Chick UD TDX RAE VCD3 MXF TQX T2B. VCD titles stand for “Versatile Companion Dog”, and the number indicates certain levels of titles in obedience, agility and tracking. TQX means she had 10 "triple Q's" in Agility in Masters-level Standard, Jumpers, and FAST classes. Chick also was in the top 5 of her breed in conformation shows, a Specialty Best In Show winner, and was invited to and showed at Westminster. She is a Top Producer of five Champion puppies, including a Best-In-Show daughter. The second of Shaq's five Champion puppies finished his Grand Champion title in January. Shaq is listed in the top miniature poodle sires for 2015 with his five CH kids.
At the Hobbs NM Kennel Club Show, D'Nae Wilson's co-owned boy Revere (CH Wildering's Midnight Ride Edition) was Best of Breed on both Saturday and Sunday.
Liz Brandt's and Mike Felker's Bryn (TippingPoint's Brynhildr), bred and handled by D'Nae Wilson, was Winners Bitch for a 4 point major on Saturday and Best of Opposite Sex for a 5 point major on Sunday.
Liz Brandt: At our SPOTC Obedience and Rally trial, Tyr von Stutensee earned his Rally Novice A title along with two Blue ribbons, and made several new friends.
Cathy Smith: Introducing New Grand Champion Sniff-ntells Wee Singin Cowboy "Cowboy". He received this at the first show in Midland going Best of Variety. He is a wonderful boy and he also passed his Therapy dog test at the SPOTC trial.
Tammy Marshall: Tassel, TaLyn's Celebrate With Style, finished her Championship from bred-by class in Midland at 11 months old. My first bred by Havanese Champion.
Dana Brown: At the Black Gold dog show cluster, Smooch earned BOS (Best of Opposite Sex) to Ripcord, the dog that won the breed at Westminster. She went on to win Owner Handled Best of Breed and an Owner Handled Group 2 which moves her up to the top 20!.
Natha Jo Arnold: Shadow finished his Rally Novice title with one First place and two Second places.
June Marble: Nicki titled at our trial in both Novice B Obedience and Novice B Rally.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky got Second place in Open A Obedience on Saturday at our trial. She also was Highest Scoring GSD that day.
Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie (Ironheart's Jackie Bee Kwik RATI RATN BN NA OAJ) earned all three legs and her CD title at our Obedience trial.
Sarah Wilson: Cotton received her Rally Excellent title and passed her Therapy dog test.
Barbara Mayfield: Jaden and Sara earned their first Rally Novice leg.
Phil Marshall: Bonnie came out of a self-imposed performance hiatus to return to the obedience ring at our recent trials. In her one obedience appearance she earned a 191 in Obedience Open B. She also placed First and Third in her first time ever two Rally Novice B events, with a 97 and 98+, respectively.
Dana Brown: This past weekend we attended our home trial and what a great time we all had! Smooch earned her Rally Novice title, qualifying all three days, including a perfect score of 100 points on Saturday. Vernon and I would like to thank everyoine who stewarded at the trial. It flowed very smoothly and the judges were impressed with our stewarding and our friendliness. Way to go SPOTC!
Regina Edwards: Rio finished his Rally Advanced title with a 98 and a First place, then earned scores of 91 and 98 in Rally Excellent, including a First place on Sunday. Zippy earned his Rally Advanced title with scores of 95 and 99 for First places. He earned a Second place in Rally Excellent on Sun-day. Zorry earned his Rally Advanced title as well with a Second and a Third place, and took a First in Rally Excellent on Sunday.
Joann Neal: Miniature poodle Doozie won Best of Variety all days shown in Nolan River, Corpus Christi, & Ft. Bend KC shows. She won two Owner-Handled Best In Shows, and a "regular" Group 2 & Group 3. The current national AKC Owner-Handler rankings have her as #4 All-Breed.
Joann Neal: Shaq drew the No. 2 track at the Tracking Club of El Paso test last Sunday, and successfully completed it to get his Tracking Dog title. Of the seven dogs that were entered, only three dogs passed.
Tammy Marshall: My Tibetan Terrier Kisse (CH.Fabulous Teddy's Hot Kiss) finished her Champion of Record on January 8th at the Glen Rose Shows.
Teresa Janssen: At the WAG trial in Belton, Radar Q’d all six of his runs with four First places and two Second places. Lager won the Std class two of the three days and ran the FAST class for the first time. He won the FAST class all three days, but it was a one-judge trial, so that couldn’t be his title. At the Albuquerque trial, Radar Q’d 4 of his 6 runs with two First and two Second places. Lager got his Novice FAST title and his first leg in Open FAST. He also won the Master Std class on Saturday. At the Capitol trial in Belton, Radar Q’d 5 of his 6 runs with four First places and one Second place. Lager got his other two legs in Open FAST for his title, plus got another QQ. He got the last 3 legs for his MXJ.
Coye McCleskey: Terra went to Albuquerque in January and earned her first double Q. Watch out MACH, here we come!
Dana Brown: In early January we went to Glen Rose for three days of Obedience and two days of Rally. This was Smooch's debut into Obedience / Rally and she earned her Beginner Novice title in three straight shots and qualified both days to earn two legs towards her Rally Novice title, which we hope to finish up at the SPOTC Show later this month.
Debbie Cox: This is Favor. I don't have her registered name yet. She is from Homestead Labradors of Bandera,Texas. Since I had to put my Grace down last May, I had been looking for just the right pup. Even though I haven't had a pup in 13 years, Favor is a joy. I will be showing her in Obedience and maybe Tracking. (She already has a super nose!).
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 Q’d 4 of his 6 runs. Lager also Q’d 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, Irongate’s Racy Tracy AX AXJ ROM earned a Master STD leg and some MACH points at our show. Smooch, Ch. Irongate’s 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 Q’d 7 of his 8 runs. This was Radar’s 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 Q’d 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 Q’d 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. Amarillo’s trial had some very challenging obstacle discrimination courses, but Radar Q’d 4 of his 6 runs. Lager continues to challenge his aged handler’s 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. It’s such a relief to finally be in all Excellent classes now (so we don’t 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 Q’d 6 of his 8 runs for 3 more QQ’s.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 Q’d 4 of 8 and our team improved and ran faster every day, which is what’s 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) Q’d 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: Irongate’s 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 Shaq’s 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 QQ’d 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 QQ’s so I guess he’s 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 Q’d 5 of his 6 runs there. In Alamogordo, Radar Q’d 4 of his 5 runs. (We had to leave before the last run because of the weather!) At our SPOTC trial, Radar Q’d 4 of his 6 runs with three First places and one Second place.
Jodi Pritchard: It’s 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 they’d 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 Q’d 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 ½ 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. We’re 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 it’s 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”. She’s three months old. Her mother is Brew’s littermate.
D’Nae 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. Irongate’s 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 Q’d 4 of his 6 runs. Both NQs were my fault—what 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 AKC’s 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 Q’d 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 Q’d 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 Q’d 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!
PD’Nae 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 Q’d 5 of his 6 runs. Radar Q’d 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 QQ’d 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 Q’d 5 of his 6 runs), good food, and wonderful local beer at a brewery! At our Levelland trial Radar Q’d 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 Q’d 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. She’s 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 Smooch’s 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 Q’d 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 Q’d 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 D’Arbonne Kennel Club in Bossier City, LA, Racy earned her Championship to become CH Irongate’s 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 (Boy’s 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 let’s 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 AKC’s 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.