Lyn Gregory: On June 23rd. several members assembled at our farm to hold a Farm Dog Certification Test. Everyone passed, and we all have our Farm Dog Certifications now. Thanks go to our judges, Dana Brown and Kathy Jacobs.
Critterfest this year was a four-day event held at the Science Spectrum. Several SPOTC members participated , both in Obedience and Agility demonstrations, and in the “Meet the Breeds” presentations and interaction with spectators. We had loads of fun! Many thanks to all those who took part, and very special thanks to Sherell Guichard-Thomas, who arranged and coordinated this event so perfectly (as always), as well as participated in the events. A separate montage follows to celebrate the Scent Work demonstration performed by our members on the Sunday.
A fascinating aspect of dog training was demonstrated at Critterfest this year by two of our members, accompanied by their mentor, Mary Femniak, who came down from Amarillo to help. Mary dressed up like a burglar and pretended to steal something, then hide it in one of the 8 pieces of luggage that were positioned around the room. She then hid behind a curtain at the side of the room. Ruth Ann Parsley’s American Staffordshire Terrier, Rosie, then quickly “scented” the stolen items and identified the cor-rect luggage. Meanwhile, Randy Shipp’s Bouvier des Flandres, Ziva, located Mary in her hiding place and she was duly apprehended. This demo was not only practical and very informative, but also highly entertaining. Mary played the role of the burglar to perfection, and Ruth Ann and Randy were the perfect handlers, allowing their dogs to do their jobs with no prodding at all. It was most impressive.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her Excellent Jumpers Preferred title in Midland, and picked up her first leg in Excellent Standard. She now has enough points for her ABDFC (American Bouvier des Flandres Club) Versatility Grand Championship title.
Dana Brown: Racy and Smooch each earned several Qs in Midland including double Qs for both girls, and Racy earned her MJPB title (Master Jumpers Preferred Bronze). Dana Brown judged her first Farm Dog Certification Test at Jim and Lynn Gregory's farm. There were 10 en-trants and all 10 passed both tests and earned their FDC titles.
Regina Edwards: In Amarillo, Zippy earned his MX title and got 2 QQs and two Time2Beat legs. In Midland he earned a QQ and a Time2Beat leg. Rio earned two QQs in Midland and earned his Farm Dog certification at the testing at Lyn Gregory’s farm.
Teresa Janssen: Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Lager earned a QQQ on the first day, a STD Q and FAST Q on the second day, and the third day a T2B Q and a QQ in Premier. Every Q that weekend was a First place. At Albuquerque Lager got a T2B Q and a Premier JWW Q on the first day. He earned a QQQQQ on the second day, and another QQ and T2B Q on the third day..
Mary Lou Vardy: Bliss earned a QQ in Albuquerque. She also earned two FAST Qs and a Standard Q.
Derek and Kate Johnson: Derek: At the SPOTC trial, Zumba earned her Novice FAST title with a First place, Tommie took First in Jump-ers, and LeighRoy, for her debut, earned a First in Novice FAST, two Firsts in Novice Standard and a First and a Second in Novice Jumpers. In Amarillo LeighRoy finished her Novice Standard, Novice Jumpers, and Novice FAST titles. Zumba finished her Novice Jumpers title and earned a FAST leg. Tommie finished her Novice Jumpers Preferred title, the final title that her sire, Baker, needed for his USASA HOFX Sire. Only 16 dogs have this prestigious award. In Midland, LeighRoy earned two FAST legs and a Jumpers leg, and Tommie earned a leg in Jumpers. Kate: At the Abilene AKC show Finn earned 9 points (1 major) towards his GCH with three selects, one Best Of Breed, and an Owner Handled Group 4. Mick was Reserve Winners Dog twice and Winners Dog once - he now has 9 points (1 major).
Joann Neal: Fanny won her Bronze Grand Championship, and moved to #5 Miniature Poodle in AKC breed competition.
Georgann Weisgerber: At the Heart of Texas Dog Sports USDAA Agility Trial in Belton, Willow ran 4 for 4 on Friday. For the weekend she qualified 7 out of 10 runs, all in First place. These included two Snooker Qs, three Standard Qs, and one Q each in Gamblers and Jumpers. At the UKI Agility Trial in Addison, Willow earned 12 points in Speedstakes with two First place Qualifying runs.
Gayle DeHaas: Ziggy is now GCHS Always Quantum Leap. She needed only 5 points before the OKC shows for her Silver Grand Champion and accomplished that, going Best Of Opposite Sex two of the three days and SB on the third day.
Kaylea Talbot: Ipsy and I earned our IPO BH title, our very first title, in Albuquerque, NM in April. IPO is a protection dog sport that includes 3 parts (protection, obedience, & tracking) and the BH is an obedience/temperament test that is the first stage/title in the sport of IPO.
Ruth Ann Parsley: We went to our first Scent Work trial in Norman, OK the beginning of May. Rosie Q’d in 10 out of 12 runs, for her Exte-rior Novice and Container Novice titles, plus two legs each in Interior and Buried, and was High in Trial on Friday.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky got three QQs at our trial and two QQs at the Amarillo trial. Ruby Q’d in 6 out of 11 runs at our trial, but she struggled in Amarillo.
Mary Lou Vardy: Bliss earned her second QQ at the AOTC trial.
Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy went 3 for 6 at our trial and 2 for 6 in Amarillo.
Tim Sampson: Kodi was 5/6 for our two days in Ama-rillo. He ran his first sub-40 sec. JWW in a long while and a 30-sec. flat Master FAST with 75 points. We are happy to be running a couple of days here and there and having a good time with each other and our friends.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her CGCA (Community Canine) title on Tuesday, 5/29/18.
Regina Edwards: The weekend of our Agility trial, I went to a Scent work trial in Norman, OK. Rio earned his Scent Buried Novice title and his Scent Exterior Novice title along with a leg each in Buried Advanced, Handler Dis-crimination and Novice Interior. He also earned three straight legs for his Container Novice Elite title (10 are required for that title) and he now has 6. In Agility, Rio earned three QQs in Amarillo, one for each day of the trial.
Dana Brown: Ch. Irongate's Racy Tracy "Racy" finished the year as the #5 Preferred Agility Doberman. At the Amarillo show, Racy finished first in every class where she qualified.Ch. Irongate's Kisses In The Wind, "Smooch" can now add Trick Dog Performer to her list of titles. In Abi-lene she earned a 97 in Rally Advanced and placed Second in a large Novice B class.
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial Lager got a QQ, two First places in FAST, and finished his T2B4 title. He also picked up a Premier Standard Q. At the Dentex trial in Ft. Worth, Lager picked up another QQ, two First places in T2B, and two more FAST Qs. At the Amarillo trial, Lager got another QQ, three First places in FAST, and two Qs in T2B.
Coye McCleskey: Mia had a good time in Amarillo during the Memorial Day trial, and she got another QQ.
Margaret Freeman: Breagh (Wildblue Tartan Dyna-mo) debuted at our trial in May and lived up to her reg-istered name with her first Q at less than half the SCT (standard course time) and a First place in Novice Standard. In Amarillo, she earned a First and a Sec-ond place in Standard to complete her Novice title, and in the very last class on the very last day, she took First Place for her first Q in Novice Jumpers.
Bonnie Brooks: At our trial, Jesse Jet com-pleted his Excellent Standard Preferred title with a First place.
Nancy Lewis: 9-month-old Score earned both her Novice and Intermediate Trick Dog titles.
Kathy Neeper: Cashmere's Copper Treasure, aka “Copper” earned his first title, Novice Trick (TKN).
Joann Neal: Doozie finished her Companion Dog Obedience title at the poodle Nationals, and followed with two more qualifying scores in Albuquerque: 198.5 on Friday and 199 on Sunday. On Sunday she was High In Trial. In Agility, Tush got a QQ at Nationals, a QQQ in Lubbock, and a QQQ in Amarillo. Shaq and Doozie got various MX and MXJ legs and placements. Fanny won the Breed Variety in 9 out of the 10 shows including two specialties, and had two “regular” Group Thirds and an Owner-Handled Reserve Best In Show. Eight of the shows had major entries.
Gayle deHaas: Nick earned a Trick Dog Novice title along with BN and RN titles. Ziggy was BOB at the Denton shows, BOS at the Monroe shows and Abilene shows, BOS once and SB once at the Grey Summit shows and BOS twice and SB twice at the Wichita shows. She should have 192 CGH points now. Through the end of April, she was ranked 6th in GCH points for Standard Schnau-zers. Max Q’d 4 times at the Midlothian Fast CAT trials, averaging just over 27 MPH. He needs just un-der 42 more points for his title. He was currently tied for 41st in the all-American breed standings at the end of April.
Our hearts go out to Regina Edwards on the loss of Ziva, her Collie.
Marian and Rick McGuire: In February, Sunni earned her Senior Barn Hunt title in McKinney. In March, Breeze earned her RATCH Barn Hunt title, also in McKinney. Breeze is the first Golden Retriever in the state of Texas to earn her RATCH.
Phil Marshall: Boy earned two qualifying legs towards his CDX (Open) Obedience title in Mesquite, including a First place in a field of 11 dogs. A huge downpour on the roof and a loud clap of thunder threatened to “dampen” his chances during his retrieves on Saturday, but his hunting/shotgun experience apparently paid off with no reaction to Zeus’s thunder bolts.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: The American Bouvier des Flandres Club year-end statistics have Zoey as the Number 3 Novice Obedience dog. Also, the statistics from Canine Chronicle from January to March 2018 have Cruiser as the Number 3 Chow Chow in breed points. He also has five Grand Champion points.
Liz Brandt and Mike Felker: At the National Specialty, the Leonberger Club of America awarded Tyr (VL Tyr von Stutensee RA, MJP, NAP, CGC, TKN, LTA) Top Scoring Leo in Agility.
Regina Edwards: At the Wichita Falls trial, Rio went 7 for 8 and QQQ'd the first day and QQ'd the other two days, including in Master FAST. Zippy went 5 for 8 including two legs in T2B and qualified and placed in both JWW and Master Standard.
Teresa Janssen: At the Albuquerque trial Lager Q’d 9 of his 12 runs. At the Belton trial, he Q’d 11 of his 13 runs, and at the Wichita Falls trial he Q’d 10 of his 12 runs. We are starting to do the Premier classes now and he has managed to get 12 Qs in those classes now
Dana Brown: At the recent trial in Wichita Falls, Vernon and Racy Q'd in 5 of their 9 runs. The best news is that she hit every contact and she held every start line stay. Racy is still sitting at #5 Preferred Agility Dober-man. Smooch and Dana also teamed up for 5 Qs in 9 runs, including one QQ.
Kate and Derek Johnston: At the Fort Worth AKC show, on Friday at the Specialty, Finn was Winners Dog/Best Of Winners for a 5 point Major to finish his championship. On Saturday Finn was BOH and won a Group 4 in the Owner Handler group. Our new co-owned puppy bitch, Lennon, had her ring debut and was Best Puppy in Sweeps.
Gayle de Haas: Ziggy was BOS all four days in Kansas City and earned 5 GCH points. In Louisville, she was BOS three days and SB one day and earned 11 GCH points. In Fort Worth, she was BOS and SB for 4 more GCH points. She was BOS for 5 days in Claremore.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey went to the Fort Worth shows and earned her first leg in Open A with a Second place. At the Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club trials she earned her second and third legs in Open A and placed First and Second in her class. She is now Zoey CDX! Hooray!
Joann Neal: At the Fort Worth KC Obedience trials, Doozie earned her first two legs toward her CD with two First places and scores of 196.5 and 198.5.
Teresa Janssen: At the WAG trial in Belton, Lager got a QQ one day and another JWW Q the other day. At the SWAT trial in Albuquerque, Lager got his 20th QQ to complete his MACH2. He had an awesome weekend, earning another QQ toward his next MACH, a Premier JWW Q, two T2B Q’s and a Master FAST Q. At the CDTCA trial in Belton, Lager got 2 more QQs, a single Std Q, and a Master FAST Q.
D’Nae Wilson: Zippo finished his Grand Championship in style at the Hobbs New Mexico Kennel Club Show, taking Best of Breed for 5 point majors on both days. Then, as an unbelievable bonus to an already great weekend, he took a Working Group 2 on Saturday and a Group 1 on Sunday. All owner-handled.
Joann Neal: Tush earned her Tracking Dog Excellent Title in El Paso. She was one of two dogs in the test to pass. At the SPOTC Obedience trial: Tush earned a Utility B First Place for 6 OTCH points. Shaq qualified in both his tries in Open B to complete his Companion Dog Excellent Title with class placements. Doozie earned her Beginner Novice Title with scores of 198, 198.5, and 199 for three First Places. Fanny took two Best of Variety and two Group Thirds at the Hobbs KC Shows. At the West Texas KC show in Midland, she earned a Best of Variety win. Shaq was 4 for 6 and got his first QQ at the Clovis Agility trials. He was in the placements with each Q and earned 83 MACH points for the weekend
Kathy Neeper: Halo received three First places in Masters, Advanced and Excellent Rally for total points of 280, qualifying her for the Rally High Combined and Triple High Combined at SPOTC Obedience Trial on Feb 23. It, as always, is an awesome trial.
Laura Smith: I showed Frenzy in Novice B Friday and Saturday at our Obedience trial. She qualified both days and placed Third on Saturday
Sarah Oden: Crowley qualified two of three days at our Obedience trial, in the Beginner Novice class.
JoAnn Phillips: Lambchop went 3 for 3 at our Obedience trial in Novice B, earning her CD title.
Nancy Neill: February was a busy month for us. Lucy received two RWB in Hobbs, NM, and two BOB and a Group 4 in owner handler group in Midland. At our Obedience trial, Lucy qualified with 188 and 184 for her first two legs in Beginner Novice.
Kate and Derek Johnson: In Hobbs, Finn was WD/BOW/BOH and Owner Handler Group One for a three point major on Saturday and WD/BOW/BOS over Specials for two pts on Sunday. He now has 10 points, both majors. The following weekend he was RWD both days in Austin. In Midland, Mick was WD for two points on Saturday and RWD on Sunday. He now has 8 points, one major. At the Clovis Agility trial, Derek and Tommie earned a leg toward her Novice Standard title.
Dana Brown: At our Obedience trial, Smooch earned her CD in 3 straight shows going High Scoring Doberman and High Scoring Working Dog on Saturday and winning her class with a score of 197 on Sunday. She also earned her Rally Intermediate with scores of one 99 and two 100s. At the Clovis Agility trial, Racy earned another QQ and about 60 PACH points.
Regina Edwards: At the Clovis Agility trial. Rio earned both his T2B2 title and his 7th Master FAST leg, along with several placements in Master JWW and STD. Zippy earned legs 7 and 8 towards his MX title and 54 MACH points. He also earned his MJB title (Master Jumpers Bronze).
Teresa Janssen: At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Lager got a QQ, a single Std Q & a single JWW Q, plus a Premier Std Q, and a Master FAST Q. At the CPKC trial in Clovis Lager had an amazing weekend. He Q’d 12 of his 13 runs. He amassed 3 QQs, 3 T2B Qs, a FAST Q, and a Premier Std and JWW Q. Luckily, he wasn’t as tired as I was at the end of the weekend!
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Cruiser made his Conformation debut at the Atlanta shows and at 9 months old he earned four 5 point majors and one 4 point major that included 3 BOB and 1 BOS. One of the BOBs and the BOS win were at the 2 Atlanta Chow Specialties. He is now BISS CH Dreamland's Cruising the Boulevard! Mike Brantley did a wonderful job with him.
Gayle deHaas: Ziggy (GCHB Always Quantum Leap) earned her Bronze Grand Championship in Corpus Christi going BOS. She earned 14 more GCH points at the Alexandria KC shows.
Lynn Gregory: At the Hobbs show, Addielou won Select Bitch on both Saturday and Sunday. At the same show, two other Leonbergers also bred by me had a total of five successes, including two Winners Bitch, two Reserve Winners Bitch, and one Best of Opposite.
Kate and Derek Johnson: At the Glen Rose Conformation show Finn won a 4 point major and went on to an owner-handler Group 3. At an ASCA show in Addison, Finn won a 5 point major, Mick won a big BOB over the No.1 dog in the country, and Arden earned one A-BOB and two A-BOS wins. In Agility at the ASCA show, Tommie earned her first RS-N leg, and Birdie earned two JS-E legs and an RS-E leg.
Joann Neal: At Obedience trials in El Paso, Shaq earned two legs towards his CDX with class placements in the Open B Class. Tush won the Open B Class three days for 6 OTCH points and two High In Trials. At the Tracking Club of El Paso’s Tracking Dog Test Jan 28, Doozie passed finished her TD Title.
Mike Felker and Liz Brandt: Tyr earned his Leonberger Therapy Award (LTA) from the Leonberger Club of America. That makes him eligible for the Versatile Leonberger Advanced title (15 points in at least three events) as soon as we can submit the LCA certificate along with his AKC title form.
Dana Brown: At the K9 Star Barn Hunt we earned a total of five titles and two High In Class Awards. Wicca earned her Instinct title and a leg on her Novice title. Gibbs earned all three legs of his Open title and a first leg on his Senior title with a couple of seconds, a third, a first and a High In Class. Racy finished her Open title and earned her Senior title with two Thirds, a Second and a First place. Smooch finished her Senior title and earned two legs toward her Master title with a Third, a Second, two Firsts, and a High In Class. Additionally, Smooch earned 130 points in Crazy 8s and was in a three-way run-off for High In Class which she lost by less than 2 seconds.
Shirley Jackson: At the K9 Star Barn Hunt trial in Plainview, Savvy finished her Open title with a Second place, missing first place by one second. She also earned a Second place for her first leg in Senior and a First place with High in Class for her second Senior leg.
Tim Sampson: Tiger and Kodi both completed RATO titles in Plainview.
Judy Flagle: At the Barn Hunt in Plainview Indy qualified in 7 of his 9 runs with three Crazy 8 legs for a total of 180 points He took two High in Medium Dog class, winning two runoffs. He also earned straight Senior legs, all with First place finishes in medium dogs. He is now in the Master Barn Class with a Second place against some really good dogs.
Regina Edwards: Ziva earned all three of her Trick Dog titles.Rio earned two First places towards his Master Barn Hunt title with High in Class. He also won Small Dog Crazy 7s class both days. Zippy earned his Open Barn Hunt title with a First place .
Teresa Janssen: At the AKC Agility Invitational, Lager had four amazing qualifying runs out of five. The 12" class had over 130 dogs in it, and Lager finished 4th in T2B, 14th in JWW, 13th in Hybrid, and 22nd in JWW.
Dana Brown: Since we reported last on our girls, Smooch has earned about 40 MACH points and 29 T2B points with some nice runs. Racy has earned 102 PACH points with two QQs and four First place finishes in T2B. 2017 was a great year and we look forward to an awesome 2018, running agility with all our friends.
Joann Neal: At Breed shows in Dallas, I finished the brown puppy “Twig” (CH Sandstorm Shenanigans) from my last litter, and put a major on her littermate “Rizzo” (Sandstorm Smooth Move). Rizzo just needs one point before the litter of three will be finished. My puppy, Fanny, won the Variety two days. At Agility trials in Belton, Tush got a Double Q, Doozie got a couple of MXJ legs, and Shaq got an MXJ leg and a T2B leg.
Regina Edwards: At the DenTex trial in McKinney, Rio earned two QQs and two Firsts in Master FAST, along with his MXS (Master Silver Standard) title (50 Qs in the Standard class). In Wichita Falls, Rio took two First places in each of T2B and Master FAST, along with several placements in Standard and JWW. In both DenTex and Wichita Falls, Zippy got a QQ and earned several placements in JWW and Standard. Zippy, Zorry and Bree-z earned their TKP Trick Dog titles.
Shirley Jackson: Megs received her Open Standard title DenTex trial in McKinney with a First place.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey is still the #1 Novice Bouvier in Obedience.
Gayle DeHaas: Ziggy (GCH Always Quantum Leap) will finish 2017 in the top 20 Grand Champion Points for Standard Schnauzers with 98 points, top 40 breed and top 40 all breed. She finished her CH in March and her GCH in April competing against the top Standard Schnauzers in the country. She completed the year with 10 BOBs and a Group 4.
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial Lager got three Std Qs, one JWW Q, three T2B Qs, and one FAST Q. At the DAWG trial in Denton, Lager got two Std Qs, three JWW Qs, three T2B Qs and two FAST Qs. This completed his T2B3 title. At the Albuquerque trial, Lager QQQQ’d the first day and QQQ’d the second day. My big brag for Radar is a notification letter from AKC that he was the 2016 Top Preferred Miniature Schnauzer in Agility. He will be honored at the banquet in Orlando in two weeks. Luckily, I will already be in Orlando competing with Lager in the 2017 AKC Agility Invitational.
Joann Neal: At Agility trials in Lubbock and Las Cruces, Shaq picked up three MX legs, two MXJ legs, and two T2B legs. Doozie got two MXJ legs.Doozie also received certification to enter a Tracking Dog test. To do this the dog has to successfully complete a track laid by an AKC tracking judge of equal length and complexity to a TD test.In breed Shows in Chickasha OK, puppy Fanny won a Best of Variety over the No.1 miniature poodle, and followed with a Group 3rd. Fanny received a certificate from AKC that she was the #3 Mini Poodle in the Owner-Handled competition for 2017, which is pretty good since she was only old enough to show for 3 months of the qualifying period. Speedy was again invited to compete at Westminster Kennel Club’s Obedience competition.
Cheryl Birdwell: Cheryl Birdwell: Ruby finished her T2B title in Agility at the SPOTC trial. Sky completed her Utility Dog title in Obediencein San Angelo at the first of the month, and then she finished her PACH4 title at the SPOTC Agility trial the next weekend.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned an Open Standard Preferred leg at our November trial and a First place. Also, we went to the two Carting trials for the Rottweiler Club of New Mexico on 11-04-17 and earned two more legs toward her ABdFC Master Draft Dog Excellent title. She placed Second and Third and was just one point out of High in Trial at the second trial. She is now half way to a ABdFC Draft Dog Championship title.
Debbie Copeland: Pip finished First to complete her Excellent Standard title. She also received a First and Second place toward her Excellent Jumpers title.
Kathy Harth: Scout finished his Open FAST title at our November trial. Calvin (CH Calico's Forever in Blue Jeans) finished his AKC Conformation Championship in fine style with back to back majors and a Best of Opposite Sex at the San Angelo show in November. Shown here is Calvin (R) with his sister Star, who took Best of Breed and Calvin as Best of Opposite Sex.
Coye McCleskey: Mia earned her Excellent Standard title at our November trial.
Laura Smith: Dealer earned his first Open Standard leg and his second Novice JWW leg at our trial. Frenzy made her agility debut and had fun..
Sarah Oden: Crowley got a Q (first for both of us) and a First place in Novice FAST on Saturday at our trial.
Regina Edwards: At our Agility trial, Rio got a QQ with several placements and 72 points. He also qualified each day in T2B with First Places each day. In Norman, Oklahoma at the OCOTC's Nose Work trial he earned his SCN (Scent Container Novice) title with a Second and Fourth place, his first time in this event. He also got two legs in the Buried Class with a Second and a Fourth place. Zippy also got a QQ at our trial and earned 59 points and several placements.
Phil Marshall: “Boy” (CH Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy CD JH RN CGC) was just ranked No.3 Vizsla in Novice Obedience nation-wide.
D’Nae Wilson: Wildering’s Too Hot For You “Cinder” finished her AKC Championship with a 5 Point major in Pueblo, Colorado. Fiva’s Zokrates “Zippo” went Select Dog three straight days in Pueblo, for three 5 point majors toward his Grand Championship.
Joann Neal: I put on several different hats in October. Here’s what the miniature poodles have been doing:At the AOTC Amarillo Agility trials, Shaq finished his Agility Excellent Title. At the OPAC Andrews Agility trials, Doozie finished her Agility Excellent Jumpers Title. Tush also got a “Triple Q.” (Ed. note: Sorry no agility pics available for Doozie). At Breed shows in Belton, Fanny finished her Grand Champion Title at 9 months of age. At Obedience trials in Truth or Consequences, NM, Tush won the Utility B Class one day, and the Open B Class one day for 6 OTCH points. She also won the High Combined Award 2 days for her first 2 UDX legs.
D’Nae Wilson: Venture finished her AKC Championship at the Travis County Kennel Club Show in Austin. She is now CH TippingPoint's Adventure RN NAP CGC TKN.
Ken Williams: We did it! Amarillo, Oct 7, 2017. MACH Breezy Oaks Ken's Mister Bojangles MXB MJB MXF TQX T2B CGC
Cheryl Nichols: Sheltie Sinbad finished his Novice Standard title at the Amarillo trial with a score of 100 and First place. He also earned a First place in Novice JWW with a clean run. He was handled to both wins by Terry Hetzel.
Teresa Janssen: At the AOTC trial Lager Q’d 7 of his 10 runs with six First places and one Fourth place. At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Lager got two QQs, two Master FAST Qs, a Premier JWW Q, and an additional Master Standard Q with five First places, a Second place and two Third places.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky was six for six at Andrews with three QQs. She also has been designated the Number 2 Preferred German Shepherd in the U.S. in Agility.
Liz Brandt: Tyr earned his Novice Preferred Standard title at the Amarillo trial with a perfect run; he even does the teeter for fun at home -- who would have guessed.
Shirley Jackson: Megs received her Open Jumper’s title with a First place at the OPAC trials in Andrews.
Dana Brown: Smooch and Racy both earned a few MACH points and Qs at the recent trial in Andrews. The big news, however, is that Smooch's son Tex "Malevil's Stars Over Texas" took his first Major on 10/29 in Austin.
Jodi Pritchard: In Andrews Liz and I had two Qs: a Second Place in Master JWW, and a Third Place in Master STD.
Regina Edwards: At the AOTC trial in Amarillo, Rio earned First place in Excellent FAST along with a QQ and 65 points. Also at AOTC, Zorry got a First place in Master JWW. At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Rio finished his Excellent FAST title with a First place, and earned a First place in Master FAST. Zippy earned a Second place in Master Standard and also took two First places in Master JWW, including beating Rio, who got Second place.
Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial, Lager got his tenth QQQ to complete his TQX title. He also got another Std Q, a Premier JWW Q, and Master FAST Q. At the Albuquerque trial, Lager got two QQs, a T2B Q and a Master FAST Q with four First places and two Second places.
Mary Lou Vardy: Bliss earned a Master JWW leg, three T2B legs, and her first QQ under the handling of Teresa.
Patti May: Wile E has finished Open Jumpers and Excel-lent Standard. Like the Jeffersons we are moving on up.
Shirley Jackson: At the Desert Paws trial in Midland, Megs had two First place runs in Open JWW.
Dana Brown We went to Taylor, TX, this past weekend to attend our first International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) show. Wicca went in the ring 22 times over the two days of the show. She earned two Puppy Bred by Ex-hibitor (BBX) Group 2s, a Puppy BBX Group 1, and two regular Puppy Group 2s. These wins earned her the fol-lowing puppy titles: International Jr. Ch., National Jr. Ch., and Honors Jr. Champion. Her name is now, Intl/Nat/Hnr Jr Ch Malevil's God Blessed Texas!! IABCA - Not to be outdone, Gibbs went in the ring 26 times over the two days. In the regular competition he earned two Group 2s, a Group 1, and a Reserve Best In Show. In the Bred By Exhibitor competition he earned two BBX Group 2s, two BBX Gp 1s, a Reserve BIS and to top it all off a BEST IN SHOW. He is now AKC/Intl Ch. Irongate’s Kissed By Scan-dal v. Malevil RATI RATN
Miniature poodle Tush in Obedience got 2 Utility legs in Elk City, OK, finishing her Utility title with a First and a Second place in the Utility B class. Her first was also good for a High In Trial when she won a run-off. The following week in Amarillo, she won the Utility B class again for 6 OTCH (Obed. Trial CH) points. In Elk City miniature poodle puppy Fanny won Best of Variety the two days that I showed her, and won all 4 days in Amarillo, finishing with a Group 4th, 2 owner-handled Group 1sts, and an owner-handled Re-serve Best In Show. She is only 8 months old.
Liz Brandt: Tyr went three for three in Amarillo, earning his Rally Advanced title with two Firsts and a Second.
D'Nae Wilson: Venture (TippingPoint's Adventure) finished her Rally Novice title and earned two legs toward her Rally Ad-vanced at the Panhandle Kennel Club of Texas Obedience Trial. She also recently earned her Trick Dog Novice title. Cinder (Wildering's Too Hot For You) came from the classes to earn a Best of Breed over some very nice specials on Saturday of the Rio Pecos Kennel Club Show.
Laura Smith: Frenzy finished two Obedience titles at the Panhandle Kennel Club shows in Amarillo. She finished her Beginner Novice title on Thursday and then went three for three to complete her Novice Obedience title.
Regina Edwards: Zorry finished both his PCD (Pre-Novice) and CD (Novice) Obedience titles at the Panhandle KC shows, and received several placements.
Sherhonda Ginn: Turco completed puppy class and we will start Household manners class next. Thank you Cheryl Nichols for all your help!
Teresa Janssen: At our trial I was grateful to be able to run again. I had only been out of the knee brace for two days after breaking my patella in June. Lager and I managed to Q all four days in JWW.At the Red Dirt trial in OKC, Lager won the Master FAST class both days, won the T2B class 2 different days, and got three JWW Qs and one Standard Q.
Kathy Harth: At our Levelland trial, Scout received two legs in Open Jumpers and one in Open Standard. He now has two legs each in FAST and Jumpers, and one in Standard, all at the Open level.
Margaret Freeman: In Levelland, Barley took a Second place in Master Jumpers Preferred at 16 seconds under course time. Barley turned 11 years old the week following the trial, and has now retired from competition to enjoy playing at home at a more relaxed pace. Toby will be taking it easy for a while, having injured his left hind ACL — apparently sprained, not torn,. He’s disappointed to not be allowed to jump, but is cooperative. Prognosis is very good.
Dana Brown: This has been a good month for Racy as she has earned three new titles. She added MXP, MJP and T2BP to her list of accomplishments in Agility. At the barnhunt in Plainview this past weekend she earned 2 Qs toward her RATO title with a First place and a High In Class. Smooch has been active as well, adding her Excellent FAST title and another leg toward her RATS title. Gibbs attended his first barnhunt and earned his RATI and RATN titles with a Fourth, a Third and a First place and a High In Class.
Regina Edwards: Rio got an Excellent FAST leg in Wichita Falls and numerous Qs and placements. At the Levelland trial, he got two QQs and 89 points. He earned his AKC Trick Dog Performer title, and at the K-9 Star Barn Hunt, he earned his Senior title as well as one Master leg with First places. He is also the only Papillon to have earned a Senior title in Texas, and is the 18th in the US to do so. Zippy got a leg in Open at the K-9 Star Barnhunt with a First place and earned his Trick Dog Advanced title. He has been invited to the AKC Invitational in Obedience in Orlando. Zorry earned his AX title at the Wichita Falls trial with a First place and his Trick Dog Advanced title. Bree-z earned her AKC Trick Dog Advanced title.
Cheryl Nichols: Sheltie Sinbad made his Agility debut at the SPOTC/Clovis-Portales trials in Levelland Aug 5-8th. He qualified in 5 of 6 runs with four First place wins and one Second place, earning his Novice JWW title and two legs toward his Novice Standard title.
Laura Smith: Frenzy earned two Obedience Be-ginner Novice legs at the Houston shows in July. Dealer finished his Novice Standard title at our August Agility trial.
Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy and I had a great start at Levelland and then it turned into a train wreck for a couple of runs – however after a serious talk about us running as a team – we had 5 JOLT runs, and then on Sunday a QQ.
Shirley Jackson: Savvy received her Novice title during her first Barn Hunt trial at the K9 Star Barn Hunt event in Plainview over the Labor Day weekend. She also received a First and Second place toward her Open title.
Please keep Teresa in your thoughts on the loss of Beckett, her miniature schnauzer. He was a great little dog that gave Teresa her start in agility.
Barbara Mayfield and Jaden Pigg: Presenting Barbara’s Super C Little Deuce Coupe, call name Hot Rod. He was born on April 25th in Dewey, OK, and bred by Cheryl Cramer. Jaden has his brother, Levi. Levi looks just like Hot Rod only bigger. Levi’s registered AKC name is pending.
Sherhonda Ginn: Introducing my new baby, Elle's Dallas Star aka Turco.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: I have a new Chow Chow pup "Cruiser" - Dreamland's Cruising the Boulevard. He is a little spitfire.
Teresa Janssen: Because of my knee injury, I have been unable to compete with Lager for the last 5 weeks. However my big brag is that he ended up the #5 Miniature Schnauzer in Agility in the nation and is invited to compete at the AKC Invitational Agility competition in Orlando Florida in December!
Dana Brown: This month Smooch and Racy both qualified for the new AKC Trick Dog titles. Racy earned her Trick Dog Novice (TKN) and Smooch earned her TKN, TKI (Trick Dog Intermedi-ate) and TKA (Trick Dog Advanced) titles. As of the end of June, Racy was #3 Preferred Agility Doberman!
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey is the #1 Novice Obedience Bouvier at this time. Zoey has earned enough points to get her Versatile Bouvier Championship (VBCH) and needs only one point to get her Versatile Bouvier Grand Champion-ship. She is my fourth VBCH. Zoey ranked at #17 for the American Bouvier des Flandres Performance Top 20 for 2017. She is my second Bouvier to make the Performance Top 20.
Joann Neal: We attended the summer show circuit in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. Baby Fanny finished her breed championship with four 4-point majors at the age of 6 months, 17 days. I moved her up and showed her a couple of days as a Special, and she got her first Best of Variety win. Her brown littermate also got a 4-point major and a Reserve, and her white sister got five Reserves to majors (always a bridesmaid). I showed Tush in Utility (Obedience) for the first time in Houston. She made good efforts every day, and one day she qualified with a 197.5 and a First Place in a large Utility B class.
Kate and Derek Johnson: At the Dallas AKC shows 13-month-old Mick went Winners Dog/Best Of Winners for a 4 pt major. Mick also recently earned his CGC. Zumba earned her JS-N (Jumpers Standard Novice) title at her second ASCA trial. Birdie earned her JS-E (Jumpers Standard Elite) title.
Sarah Oden: Crowley finished his CGC!
Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie earned her AKC Novice Trick Dog, Intermediate Trick Dog and Advanced Trick Dog titles on Saturday, July 15th. Great fun with a great bunch of people! Here she is doing her rollover.
Liz Brandt: Tyr, Tango, and Bryn got their Novice Dog Tricks titles on Saturday, July 15th.
Kate and Derek Johnson: Birdie earned her Open Standard title in Midland. At only his third ASCA show, Mick was Winners Dog/Best Of Winners/Best Of Show to finish his ASCA Championship from the 9-12 month class.He's now ASCA CH Goldcrest Polaris Start Me Up!. Arden started the new ASCA calendar year with three Altered Best Of Breed wins. We also learned that she finished last year #15 in Altered, although she was only shown on two weekends.
Regina Edwards: Rio has had a great summer so far. In Midland he took two First places each in both Standard and T2B. In Wichita Falls, he earned two QQs with a First and four Second places, a T2B and an Open FAST title, with First places. At the SWAT trial in Albuquerque, Rio finished his first MACH.
Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Lager got two QQs and finished his T2B2 title. He qualified 7 out of his 8 runs. At Wichita Falls Lager got two more QQs and had a great Master FAST run — getting all 80 points and winning the class. He qualified 9 of his 11 runs.
Dana Brown: In June Smooch only ran one weekend, but she managed four Qs, finishing her MX title. Racy earned seven Qs including four First places.
Kate and Derek Johnson: At the recent ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) show in New Mexico, Mick was Reserve to 5-pt. Majors twice and also was Winners Dog for both a 5-pt. and a 4-pt. Major. In his first two shows, he has accumulated 13 points, all Majors and all from the 9-12 month class. In his ASCA debut, Finn showed twice and was Reserve Winners Dog to the 4-pt. Major his first time in the ring and Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best in Show over specials for a 4-pt. Major his second time in the ring. Zumba was Reserve to the 4-pt. Major once and was Winners Bitch for a 4-pt. Major. Arden earned three Best in Show and two Best of Breed wins, giving her enough points (in two weekends shown) to be in the top 20 for the year and to earn a spot at the Invitational at the ASCA Nationals. Sawyer, the little human, showed in peewees all weekend and had a blast. At the SPOTC Agility trial, Derek ran Birdie to earn her Open Jumpers title. At the AOTC trial both Birdie and Tommie earned legs in Open FAST.
Regina Edwards: All five of my dogs earned their AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate titles. Rio, Zippy, Zorry, Bree-z and Ziva earned their titles on May 24th to become the club's first Trick Dog titlists. At the SPOTC Agility trial Rio earned one QQ and three First places in T2B, along with his first Open FAST leg. At the AOTC trial, Rio had two QQs and two T2B legs with First places and 82 MACH points.
Cheryl Birdwell: Cheryl Birdwell: At the AOTC Agility trial Sky qualified in five out of six runs, earning two QQs. Ruby qualified in T2B, but she managed to drop at least one bar in her other runs.
Marcia Bishoff: Rain earned another QQ in Amarillo. Seeker ran for the first time the same weekend and went 4 for 4. He is a joy to run as he is so eager and motivated. I’m looking forward to many more trials with him.
Shirley Jackson: Megs made her Agility debut AOTC trial, placing First in both Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers. Special thanks to Teresa Janssen and Regina Edwards for all their help.
Joann Neal: I have a brag that I didn't even know about from the first day of our SPOTC trials. Today I opened the mail and found an AKC MACH certificate for Tush. I looked back at the results that Sherri sent out after the trials, and sure enough, there was a double Q listed for Tush on Friday. I knew she had passed the Standard course, but I thought she had a refusal on the Jumpers course when she came around the corner at the end and ran to some equipment outside the ring instead of going into the weave poles. I pulled her back and did the poles and the last jump, but thought a refusal had been called. Apparently not! So, no celebratory run with the pole, no MACH pole, no rosette, no picture, and no celebration after. Talk about anticlimactic! I had another MACH like that with Boot years ago when she only needed points. We did a STD run which should have been the points I needed, but according to the posted course time, it wasn't enough. After the show was over, some exhibitors were complaining to the judge that they thought the posted course time was incorrect, as no one had passed due to not making time. The judge refigured the course time, and lo and behold, it was about 20 seconds lower than it should have been. So after it was all over and everybody had gone home, Boot completed her MACH! Also at the SPOTC trial, Tush finished her Master FAST title, and Speedy got a 2Q. At the Obedience trials in Albuquerque, Speedy picked up some OTCH points with an Open B 2nd, and also a leg to-ward his UDX3. Shaq got a First in Novice B with a score of 198.
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial, Lager got two Std Qs, one JWW Q, and one T2B Q. At the Dentex trial in Ft Worth he earned three Std Qs and one Q in each of T2B and Master FAST. At the Amarillo trial, he earned two Std Qs, one JWW Q, two T2B Qs, and one Master FAST Q.
Dana Brown: At the SPOTC trial Racy earned two Qs including First places in Standard and T2B. Smooch earned two Qs in T2B and one in Jumpers. In Amarillo,Smooch qualified five times with one QQ. Racy earned two Qs as well. Between them they earned three Firsts, two Seconds, one Third and one Fourth place. Thank you to everyone who played with Rio and Wicca.
Coye McCleskey: At our SPOTC trial, Mia earned two Standard and one Jumpers leg, all with First places in her Agility debut. Mia is the daughter of the Browns’ beautiful Dobie, “Racy”. In Amarillo, Mia qualified twice in Novice Standard, once in Novice Jumpers, once in Open Jumpers and once in Open Standard along with two Novice Fast Qs, to earn both her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles.
Keep Marcia Bishoff and Gary Carter in your thoughts on the loss of Asher, their Rough Collie.
Kate and Derek Johnson: Ten-month-old Mick (Goldcrest Polaris Start Me Up!) attended his first ASCA show, where he earned Reserve Winners Dog to a major and Winners Dog/ Best Of Winners for a 3 pt major. Arden (AKC/ASCA CH Rainyday's As You Like It ) tried peewees with three-year-old Sawyer, and also had her debut in the Altered ring (first time out since her emergency spay) and took her first Altered-Best Of Breed win.
Gayle DeHaas: Ziggy (GCH Always Quantun Leap)earned her Grand Championship in Wichita, going BOS.
Joann Neal: At the Poodle Nationals, Tush got a QQ in Agility, Speedy won the Open B class of 24 dogs in Obedience with a 198 for 10 more OTCH points, and Shaq finished his Companion Dog (CD) title with a 195.5 -- a very nice run which was good for Third in a big class. This also gives him a VCD1 (Versatile Companion Dog) title for having Obedience, Agility, and Tracking titles. Speedy was in a run-off for High In Trial, but we lost the run-off. He did get High-Scoring Champion, however. At the Agility trial, seven dogs had perfect scores and were eligible for high scoring (breed) Champion, and I bred four of the seven, and one of my breeding won it.
Marian and Rick McGuire: On March 18, Breeze and Rick earned her Barn Hunt Crazy 8 Bronze title in Chaparral, NM and on April 23, she earned her Barn Hunt Masters title in Conway, AR. She is the first Golden Retriever in Texas to reach either of these titles. She is now qualified to attend the Barn Hunt Nationals in September.
Kathy Harth: In Wichita Falls Scout qualified in Open FAST.
Margaret Freeman: Toby qualified second in T2B in Wichita Falls.
Teresa Janssen: At the Wichita Falls trial Lager got two T2B legs, two Master FAST legs, two single JWW legs, and one QQ. Considering that I was only 4.5 weeks post-op, I was thrilled that we could “run” together and actually Q!
Cheryl Birdwell: At the Wichita Falls agility trial, Ruby earned her Excellent Standard title and is now competing in Masters Standard and Jumpers (finally!). Sky qualified in four out of six runs and earned one QQ. At the Amarillo Obedience trial, Sky earned her second Q in Utility with a First place.
Regina Edwards: In Wichita Falls, Rio earned his Novice FAST title with a First place and also earned two legs and 20 points in T2B. At the AOTC Obedience and Rally trial in Panhandle, Zorry had a Second and a Fourth place in Preferred Novice and a Fourth place in Novice.
Vernon and Dana Brown have a litter of 10 Doberman puppies. This litter is a repeat breeding of the litter that produced Gibbs. Smooch - Ch. Irongate's Kisses In The Wind is the proud mama and GCH Touchstone's Scandal is the sire.
Kate Johnson: Our little guy, 9 month old Mick (Goldcrest Polaris Start Me Up!) had his ring debut at the Dallas Ft Worth Australian Shepherd Club regional specialty. Mick won his class of 4 in the sweep-stakes and then won his class of 5 at the specialty and went on to RWD. Not a bad start!
Lynn Gregory: Caprock's Addielou, That's Who "Addie" finished her AKC Championship on Feb. 19th at the Midland show. She also went Select both days in Ft Worth for two 4 point Majors to-ward her Grand Championship.
Gayle DeHaas: Ch Always Quantum Leap "Ziggy" finished her Championship in Crosby on March 5 with three majors. She is just over half-way to finishing her Grand Championship in three weeks of showing with multiple BOSs (two were majors) and SBs over specials.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky finished her PACH3 at the Clovis Agility trial.
Teresa Janssen: At the Clovis trial, Lager finished his 20th QQ on Friday to complete his MACH. He also earned three Qs in T2B and two additional QQs toward his next MACH.
Jodie Pritchard: In Clovis Lizzy qualified 3 for 6 with one QQ and one placement.
Sherhonda Ginn: In Clovis, Gidget earned a Standard leg and a JWW leg for a total of 33 MACH points.
Regina Edwards: In Clovis, Rio had two QQs on Fri-day, qualifying in Standard, JWW, Novice FAST and T2B. On Saturday, placed and qualified in Standard, JWW and T2B. On Sunday, he qualified in JWW.
Joann Neal: In Obedience in Ft. Worth, Shaq got two legs toward his CD with a First and a Second place. Speedy picked up 11 more OTCH points with various placements in Open B and Utility B, and got High Combined on Saturday.
D’Nae Wilson: Introducing the new addition to my home, Fiva's Zokrates "Zippo". Zippo is two and came over from Sweden in December. His first AKC conformation show was in Hobbs where he was Winners Dog on Saturday and WD/Best of Winners for a major on Sunday. In Midland he was Best of Breed both days. Zippo was expertly handled by Holly Leftwich. Wildering's Too Hot For You "Cinder" earned her first AKC points at 11 months old in Hobbs, going WB/BOW/Best of Opposite. In Midland she was WB/Best of Opposite on Satur-day and Reserve Winners Bitch on Sunday. TippingPoint's Adventure "Venture" earned her second major on Sunday in Hobbs, going Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite. She was lovingly handled by Liz Brandt.
Tammy Marshall: At the Midland show, Hattie (Los Ositos Bon-Bon Hats Off To TaLyn) took Winners Bitch to finish her Championship with a five point major. Thank you to Tim Sampson for your help in getting her ready with the handling class. Hattie's son TaLyn's Celebrate with Music (Cosmo) finished his championship the day before. Her daughter Ch TaLyn's Celebrate with Style (Tassel) went BOS in the three days shown, picking up three 5-point majors and champion wins towards her grand championship.
Joann Neal: At the Midland Obedience trials, Speedy got 4 OTCH points with a Utility B Second place, and finished his UDX2 title with a "double Q" in Utility and Open. Speedy finished his OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) title on Saturday at SPOTC's Obedience trials. On Saturday he won Open B, Utility B, High In Trial, and High Combined to finish the OTCH, then repeated the feat on Sunday just in case anybody thought Saturday was an accident. What a good boy! That makes him my fourth CH OTCH MACH TDX "triple champion" miniature poodle. Shaq made his Obedience debut by getting his Beginner Novice title with scores of 199.5, 198.5, and 199.5 and three First Places. In the Andrews Agility trials, Doozie debuted in the Open classes. She qualified 5 of 6 runs with 5 First places, finish-ing her Open Standard Title. (ed. note: Sorry, no available pics of Doozie in Agility!) Two of my three Shaq X Tush puppies went to their new homes this week. My keeper puppy will be called "Fanny," and she is a dandy! (I'd say she is a doozie, but I've already got one of those.).
Jodi Pritchard: In Andrews, Lizzy qualified in three of six runs, with one placement and one QQ.
Kathy Harth: Scout brought home his Novice Standard Agility title with a First place run at Andrews. He also had a First place run for his first leg in Open FAST.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey had a great first weekend out in Obedience. At our trials she was 3 for 3 in Beginner Novice and Novice, earning her BN and CD titles. She earned five Second place ribbons and one First place in Novice. She also received her official title certificate for her Master Draft Dog title from the American Bouvier des Flandres Club. Hooray! By completing her CD she has earned enough points for her VBCH title (Versatile Bouvier Cham-pion ). She has earned a Conformation Championship, CD, OJP, MDD, and Therapy dog to qualify.
Cheryl Birdwell: At the Obedience trial in Midland in February, Sky qualified in Utility A with a First place. We also competed in the Andrews Agility trial in February. Ruby finished her Excellent Jumpers title, and Sky qualified six out of seven runs, earning two QQs.
Teresa Janssen: At Andrews, Lager got his 18th QQ. At McKinney he got his 19th QQ, in addition to two T2B wins, one FAST win, and another JWW win.
Marcia Bishoff: Rain ran well at the OPAC trial in Andrews. He collected two QQs and qualified in 5 out of 6 runs.
Derek Johnson: In Andrews, Arden earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred title and two legs in Novice Standard Preferred. Otis earned his Novice Standard title and two legs in Novice Jumpers.
Regina Edwards: In Andrews, Zorry took First place in Excellent Standard. Rio went 5 for 6 and got two QQs with all First places and a QQQ on Sunday and a First place in Novice FAST. At our SPOTC Obedience/Rally trial, Rio got a Second place in Open Obedience, and Zippy finished both his BN and CD titles and qualified 5 of his 6 times in the ring with a First, a Second and three Fourths.
Sherhonda Ginn: At Andrews Gidget earned a Second place in Masters Standard leg and 15 MACH points.
Joann Neal: I have been home with puppies, so I don't have anything to brag about except that Doozie did end the year as the #1 Miniature Poodle (AKC breed points), and also as the #1 Miniature Poodle in the AKC Owner-Handled Series. Finishing #1 as a non-professional handler in Minipoos is a unique achievement.
Gayle deHaas: Ziggy (Always Quantum Leap) was Best of Winners on Jan 14 at the Corpus Christi shows and Best of Breed, beating out a special, on Jan 21 at the Fort Bend shows.
Dana Brown: Gibbs is now CH Irongate Kissed By Scandal after finishing his championship in the 6-9 month puppy class. He is Irongate's 49th Champion and the youngest Champion for either Irongate or Touchstone.
Regina Edwards: At the recent K-9 Star Barn Hunt trial in Plainview, Rio finished his RAT Open title with a Second place and earned two RAT Senior legs with two First places. Zippy finished his RAT Novice title with a 1st place and earned a RAT Open leg with a First place.
Teresa Janssen: We went to the Barn Hunt trial in Plainview and Lager completed his Senior level title (two Qs both First places) and got 70 points in his Crazy 8s run (climbing, tunneling and finding 5 rats in 2 minutes). Radar got two legs toward his Open title (both First places). In Shawnee, OK at the Red Dirt Agility trial Lager got a QQ plus First places in both T2B and STD. Unknown to me at the time, Radar had his last Agility run in Shawnee. He had a great STD run—22 sec-onds under course time. He is now officially retired due to a vertebrae/disc problem.At the Belton trial, Lager Q’d in 6 of his 9 runs. He got 2 STD Qs, 2 JWW Qs and 2 FAST Qs. On Satur-day he put it all together and it was an official QQQ.
Joann Neal: On January 3, 2017, three beautiful girls were born to Shaq X Tush: Ivana, Melania, & Marla.
Joann Neal: Minipoo Doozie finished the year by going Best of Variety at the three Conroe shows and the three Dallas shows. She capped it with a Group First at Texas Kennel Club. The following weekend she finished her Novice JWW title in Belton. In Agility, Speedy got a 3Q and a 2Q in Belton.
Phil Marshall: Bonnie and Boy each earned their Rally Novice titles in three appearances last year, and both met the eligibility requirements for the 4th AKC Rally National Championship, March, 2017.
Dana Brown: In Conformation, Gibbs went to Conroe and Dallas where he won his class 7 out of the 8 shows, going on to win Best of Opposite Sex in the Futurity at the specialty. He then won a 5 point major, and won Reserve to a 4 point major, taking him to total of 10 points at less than 8 months old. At Agility trials in Albuquerque and Wichita Falls, Racy earned three T2B legs and a QQ. Smooch earned a T2B leg and two Standard and three JWW legs for two QQs.
Ken Williams: December was a time for firsts. Ellie did her first Agility run ever in Wichita Falls with a Q and First Place in Novice FAST. For the first time Bo went 3 for 3 in T2B in Wichita Falls. We made our first trip to Belton. Ellie earned her first title - Novice FAST - with three Qs and three First Places. In Belton Bo went 6 for 9 with his first triple Q on Saturday.
Patti May: In Wichita Falls, Wile-E earned his first Q in Excellent Standard.
Regina Edwards: In Wichita Falls Zippy qualified in JWW with a Second place. Rio earned his MXB title and two legs in T2B, all with First places.
Teresa Janssen: At the Wichita Falls trial Lager got two Master STD legs and a T2B leg. At the Belton trial Lager won the Master FAST class all three days. He also picked up a Master STD leg and and a Master JWW leg.Radar is shown only one day at each trial and he continues to Q every run.
Georgann Weisgerber: Willow passed her CGC evaluation in December, making this her sixth AKC recognized title for 2016.
Joann Neal: Joann Neal: At the Las Cruces Outdoor Agility trials, Doozie finished her Novice Standard title, and got two legs toward her Novice JWW title. Speedy got a QQ, and Tush won a couple of JWW classes. In Chickasha, OK breed shows, Doozie won Best of Variety all four days.In San Angelo, Doozie got a Group 2nd in breed, and Speedy got a High In Trial in Obedience with a 198 from the Open B class. This past week, I received two invitations to Westminster. Doozie got one in breed for her place as #1 Miniature Poodle, and Speedy received one for being in the top 150 Obedience dogs in the country.
D’Nae Wilson: Venture and I participated in our first Rally trial at the Concho Kennel Club in San Angelo, earning her first two Qs. She scored a 95 the first day and earned First place in Nov-ice A, she scored a 98 and earned a Second place on the second day.She was also Best of Winners in the Conformation ring on the same weekend. She also earned her second Q in Novice Jumpers at our SPOTC Agility trial.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey competed in the Carting/Draft tests at the recent Rottweiler Club of New Mexico trials in Albuquerque. She passed the CI (Carting Intermediate) test at both trials and scored 199 out of 200 at one trial. She has now met the requirements for a MDD (Master Draft Dog) title with the American Bouvier des Flandres Club.
Kathy Harth: Calvin took breed both days in San Angelo and was beautifully handled to a Group 3 by Vernon Brown. Scout took two First place wins to finish his Novice JWW title and his Novice FAST title at our trial in November.
Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Barley earned a Second place in Master Jumpers Preferred, and Toby ended his “Q” drought to place First in Open Jumpers.
Debbie Copeland: Pip completed her Open Standard title at the Lubbock trials.
Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy qualified with placements in 3 of 6 at our SPOTC trial with one QQ.
Teresa Janssen: At our SPOTC trial, Lager won the T2B class both days and finished his title. He also earned a leg in each of Master FAST, Standard, and JWW. AKC has posted the list for the dogs that have qualified for the National Agility Championship to be held in Perry, Georgia in March, 2017. Both Lager and Radar qualified for that competition.
Dana Brown: Racy’s stitches were removed in time for her to run at our trial on Saturday and Sunday. She earned a QQ on Saturday and qualified on Sunday in JWW, taking Second place all three times to Cheryl Birdwell’s Sky. Smooch earned a Standard Q, qualified in T2B and completed her Excellent JWW title.
Regina Edwards: At our November Agility trial, Rio earned 15 MACH points, and Zippy went 4 for 6 including a QQ and 27 MACH points.
Ken Williams: At our trial Bo ran with real joy. Two was his lucky number for the weekend. He earned two First places in FAST, two Titles: Excellent FAST and Masters JWW, and earned a QQ on Sunday.
Sherhonda Ginn: At the recent SPOTC trials Gidget earned a Standard leg with a Third place finish and 14 MACH points and a JWW leg with a Third place finish and 6 MACH points.
Georgann Weisgerber: Willow completed her Novice FAST title with a First place at the SPOTC trial in November.
Laura Smith: I decided at the last minute to enter Dealer at our Agility trial for his Novice debut, hoping for the best but really wanting to see what he had and what we needed to work on. I'm very proud of him for qualifying once in JWW and twice in Standard. Dealer is such a fun boy to work with.
Tim Sampson: Tiger wrapped up his Agility career with three in a row in Lubbock, includ-ing a 29 second/ 70 point Excellent FAST run. Off to Barn Hunt and chasing Kodi around the place.
Joann Neal: Doozie:At Heart of the Plains KC: 2 Bests of Variety, a Group 2nd, a Group 3rd, an Owner-Handled Best in Show.At Greater Humble Area KC: 2 Bests of Variety. At Tyler KC: 2 Bests of Variety and two Group Firsts. At Stephenville KC and Bell County KC: 2 Bests of Variety and one Group 4th. At Cen-Tex KC and Travis Co. KC: 3 Bests of Variety, a Group 2nd and a Group 4th. In addition, Doozie finished the Owner-Handler 2016 rankings as #9 All-Breeds. Speedy: Won a High in Trial from the Open B class at Heart of the Plains KC, & won the Utility B class at Travis County KC. Tush Passed three Master Standard classes in Belton.
Regina Edwards: At the HPKC show in Plainview, Zippy earned an insurance leg in Beginner Novice with a First place and got his first leg for his CD with a Second place. Zorry gained an insurance leg in Beginner Novice with a Second place. At the AOTC trial, Rio earned 35 MACH points and earned a further 45 MACH points at the OPAC trial.
Kathy Harth: Calvin took breed all three days in Belton and took a Group 4 in Puppy Group in the Friday show.Scout got two qualifying runs with three First place wins in Agility Thursday at the Belton show.
D’Nae Wilson: GCH CH TippingPoint's Brynhildr CGC "Bryn" was Best of Opposite both days at the Rio Pecos Ken-nel Club Show. She was Best of Breed Thursday of the Panhandle Kennel Club, and Best of Opposite on Friday and Saturday to finish her Grand Championship. Bryn is owned by Liz Brandt, Michael Felker, and D'Nae Wilson. She was bred by D'Nae Wilson. GCH CH Wildering's Midnight Ride Edition "Revere" was Best of Breed both days of Rio Pecos Kennel Club Show. He also earned a Working Group 4 on Saturday. He was Best of Opposite on Thursday of the Panhandle Kennel Club Show and earned an Owner-Handler Working Group 3. He was Best of Breed on Friday and Saturday to finish his Grand Championship. Revere is co-owned by D'Nae Wilson. photo by D’Nae Wilson, 2016. TippingPoint's Adventure NAP (Venture) was Best of Breed on Sunday of the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Show. Venture is owned and bred by D'Nae Wilson.
Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie received the Versatility Bronze Award from the American Staffordshire Terrier Club of America. This award is given to AmStaffs excelling in several performance ven-ues and/or achieving very high levels in a single venue. It is awarded to dogs that have earned enough points in AKC recog-nized performance events to achieve the required points total. In addition to these points, a CD, and a CGC or equivalent tempera-ment test are also required.
Mike Felker and Liz Brandt: Tyr earned his Versatile Leonberger title based on his four titles in Agility and one in Rally Novice. He needed ten points in two events, and wound up with fifteen points.
Ken Williams: Bo is doing great. At Amarillo he earned 6 Qs including a quad Q on the Friday. He won two First places in Excellent FAST. In Andrews we had some great runs but only 3 Qs. Bo Q’d twice in T2B and earned one Masters Jumpers Q.
Dana Brown: Gibbs, aka Irongate's Kissed By Scandal v Malevil, had his first big win on October 1st when he went Best In Show for the 4-6 month Beginner Puppies. This past weekend in Austin, he went Winners Dog on Thursday at 6 months and 8 days old and again on Friday for two points each time, then took Reserve to a Major on Sunday. In Belton, Smooch qualified 3 out of 6 runs, earning her first MACH points. Racy also qualified 3 out of 6 runs, earning her first QQ toward her PACH and 35 PACH points. At the OPAC trial, Racy earned another 10 points in T2B, then qualified in Standard for 11 more PACH points. Smooch also qualified in T2B and in two Standard runs for a total of 13 MACH points.
Jodi Pritchard: At the AOTC trial in October, Lizzy ran 3 for 6 with one QQ and placed in all three runs.
Teresa Janssen: At the AOTC trial Lager qualified in 7 of his 9 runs, all First places. He got his first Premier Standard Q at this trial and another QQ toward his MACH. Radar only ran Standard and took a First place on Friday.At the BCKC trial in Belton Lager qualified in 7 runs. He got one QQ and one QQQ. Radar qualified in Standard on Thursday with a Second place.At the OPAC trial in Andrews Lager got another Premier Standard Q and four other Q’s including another QQ toward his MACH. Radar Q’d in JWW on Friday.
JoAnn Phillips: Mr. Wile E. Coyote went 5 for 6 at the recent Midland agility trial and completed his MACH2! I think Wile E. must have found some extra inspiration for the weekend when the Judge announced in our first handler's briefing that he had seen a Roadrunner on his way to town. Perhaps I should get a stuffed Roadrunner dog toy to help keep up this spark of inspiration at future trials.
Mary Lou Vardy: Southcross Bliss earned her Open Standard Title in Mid-land. She earned an Open FAST leg at the Albuquerque trial with a First place.
Ken Williams: So proud of Bo. The Australian Shepherd As-sociation of America named Bo Top 20" Novice A dog for 2015 in both Jumpers and Standard. He was recognized in the Australian Shepherd Journal for September/October 2016. Also, at the Midland Agility Trial Bo earned two Masters Jumper Qs, one Masters Standard Q and one T2B Q
Joann Neal: Cheyenne KC: Speedy in Obedience: Open B First, Utility B First, High Combined, High In Trial. Doozie in Breed: Best of Variety both days, and a Group 3rd. West Central OK KC: Speedy in Obedience: Utility B First with a 199, High In Trial. Two UDX-2 legs. Doozie in Breed: Best of Variety all 4 days. A Group 4th. One Owner-Handled Best In Show, two Owner-Handled Reserve Best In Shows. Panhandle Kennel Club: Speedy in Obedience: Friday, First in Open B, First in Utility B, High Combined, High In Trial. Saturday: First in Open B, First in Utility B, High Combined, High In Trial. Sunday: First in Open B. Three UDX-2 legs for the weekend. Doozie in Breed: Two days Best of Variety. 2 Group 2nds. 1 Owner-Handled Best In Show.
Regina Edwards: At the Panhandle Kennel Club trial in Amarillo, Zippy and Zorry finished their Beginner Novice titles and moved to Preferred Novice, where Zippy took Second place for his first leg with a nice score of 196 ½ .
Teresa Janssen: At the Red Dirt trial in OKC Radar went 4 for 4, with all First places. Lager Q’d 8 of his 9 runs with five First places and three Second places. In Midland, Radar Q’d 3 of his 4 runs with all First places. Lager and I just couldn’t seem to get it together here, but we did get a First place in Master JWW. At the SDOC trial in Albuquerque, Radar went 4 for 4 and finished his PACH2. He is going to be semi retired now. Lager got two more Master FAST legs, two Master JWW legs, and a Master Std leg. On Saturday it was a QQQ.
Marcia Bishoff: In Midland. Rain went 4 out of 6 with a double Q.
Georgann Weisgerber: In Midland Willow completed her Novice Standard title with a First place. In Barn Hunt Willow earned her RATN title with one Third place and two Second place finishes. Our final run of the trial was in Open and she placed First.
Dana and Vernon Brown: In Midland, Smooch finished her Excellent Jumpers title with a First place and qualified in T2B. Racy earned two more legs in T2B and got all 10 points on Sunday.
Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy and I went 1 for 6 in Midland, and had a great time.
Margaret Freeman: Barley finished his Master FAST Preferred title at our August Agility trial. His title certifi-cate arrived in the mail from AKC, showing me that I’d overlooked one Q and that he had satisfied the 10-Q re-quirement for his title after all.
Paula Perry: Please welcome Agnes to the Perry Pack! She is Saki's Traveling Princess of Chang Bang, aka “Agnes”.Her breeding was from semen frozen in 1995. Her sire is third generation from the original Pei brought from China..
Cheryl Birdwell: We went to Wichita Falls and Levelland in August. Sky earned five QQs at those trials, qualifying in 12 out of 14 runs.Ruby earned her Open Jumpers title at our trial, so she is now competing at the Excellent level in both Standard and Jumpers.
Ken Williams: At our August trial in Levelland, Bo Q'd 7 runs including his first official Double Q.
Kathy and Joe Harth: At our Levelland trial, Scout qualified twice in Novice Jumpers, both with First places.
Derek Johnson: Arden, Birdie, and Tommie earned their Novice FAST titles and Otis earned a Novice Standard leg. Also, Kate and I have just welcomed a new arrival from OR - a red merle male puppy named Mick (Goldcrest Polaris Start Me Up).
Margaret Freeman: At our Levelland trial, Barley took a Second place in Master FAST Preferred, and a Third place in Master Jumpers Preferred with 20 seconds under course time. We celebrated Barley’s 10th birthday the week after our trial. Toby earned a Second place in Excellent Standard on Saturday and 6 points in T2B on Sunday.
Teresa Janssen: At the Wichita Falls trial, Lager got two Master Standard Qs, one Master JWW Q, one T2B Q, and two Master FAST Qs. Radar went 6 for 6. At our Levelland trial, Lager got a QQ plus a single Q in JWW and a single Q in Standard. He also won the T2B class three different times and and won the Master FAST class three different times. Not to be outdone, Radar Q’d all 6 of his runs (again).
Marcia Bishoff: In Levelland, Rain qualified in three of his six runs and two of those were a double Q.
Patti May: Wile E completed his Open Standard title!!!
Regina Edwards: Rio earned 2 QQs in Wichita Falls and one at our trial, taking him to over 750 points and halfway to his MACH. He also got his MJB title on the last day, and had numerous placements at both trials. Zippy earned his Excellent Standard title in Wichita Falls with all First places. And for my personal brag, I’ve got my splint off, FINALLY!!.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: At our trials, Zoey earned her Novice FAST title and her first Excellent Jumpers leg. Hooray!
Bonnie Brooks: Jesse ran in Excellent for the first time at the Levelland trial, earning a First place in JWW Preferred.
Debbie Copeland: Pip completed her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles at the Levelland trial.
Vernon Brown: Racy completed her Novice FAST title and earned two Qs in Master Standard and one in Master JWW.
Jodi Pritchard: Lizzy Q’d 4 of 8 and finished both her Master’s titles while obtaining her second QQ at our SPOTC/CPKC trial.
Sherhonda Ginn: Gidget earned a Third place in Master JWW and 7 MACH points at our trial.
Tim Sampson: In Wichita Falls, Kodi completed his Excellent FAST and Master Standard titles. He followed this with his Master Jumpers title at our trial in Levelland. Tiger and Kodi each had a triple Q at both trials.
Paula Perry: Please welcome Agnes to the Perry Pack! She is Saki's Traveling Princess of Chang Bang, aka “Agnes”.Her breeding was from semen frozen in 1995. Her sire is third generation from the original Pei brought from China.
Kathy and Joe Harth: Hobbes came to Texas/New Mexico from Wisconsin and Joe plans to use him for Bird Hunting, Agility, and possibly Conformation. He is fitting in well with the rest of the Harth pack. Big brother Newt, our English pointer, has requested that we return at least one of our two puppies, and has offered to secure the airline reservation needed for said return.
Joann Neal: I showed Doozie in 20 breed shows through the summer circuit of OKC, Dallas, San Antonio, & Houston. She was Best of Variety in 18 of the 20 shows including 6 poodle specialty shows. She won her first Specialty Best in Show in San Antonio (poodles have to win over the other two variety winners to do this). I showed Speedy in Obedience in Houston, and he got High In Trial at the poodle specialty show with his win in Utility B, and had some class placements in Utility B and Open B on the all-breed days.
Teresa Janssen: July was a month of no Agility, but we did attend a Barn Hunt trial in Plainview. Lager got his Open title (RATO) with three First places and a High In Class on Friday. We moved up to the Senior division and he got another First place and High In Class on Sunday.
Dana and Vernon Brown: At the K9 Stars Barn Hunt in Plain-view, Racy earned her RATI and RATN titles with a Fourth, a Second, and a First place that gained her a High In Class for having the fastest time in Novice, 17.75 seconds. Smooch earned her Open title with two Firsts and a High in Class award, then moved up to Senior and earned her first leg in Senior with a First place and another High In Class. On July 25, both Racy and Smooch passed their CGC tests. Racy is now CH Irongate's Racy Tracy AX AXJ RATI RATN CGC ROM. Smooch is now CH Irongate's Kisses In The Wind OA OAJ OF BN RN RATO CGC ROM.
Nancy Corbett: My Mini American Shepherd, LE, completed her RATN title at the K9 Star Barn Hunt trial and one leg towards her Open title. She is now officially Integra’s Bless My Bloomers, RATI, RATN. At the same trials my Aussie boy, Ozzy, earned his Novice title and and two Open legs and is now officially, Rena’s Sword In The Stone, RATI, RATN.
Regina Edwards: Rio finished his Barn Hunt RATN (Rat Novice) title with a First and a Sec-ond place and earned two Open legs with a First and Second as well. He also earned High Scoring Small Dog twice. Bree-z earned her RATI title (Rat Instinct) Zippy finished his RATN title with a Fourth place.
Mary Lou Vardy: Bliss earned her RATN Title with a First Place. She earned two Open legs with a Second place and a First place and High in Class.
Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie earned two legs in Open Barn Hunt at Plainview, and she passed her CGC this past Monday.
Lynn Gregory: My one-year-old Leo girl Caprock's Addielou, That's Who, aka Addie, passed her CGC.
Dana Brown and Coye McCleskey: "Mia" Malevil's Mia Right v Irongate (a Racy puppy) owned by Coye McCleskey and handled by Vernon Brown, took her first two points at her first weekend of dog shows in Albuquerque by going Best of Opposite Sex over a special both days.
Joann Neal: At breed shows in Albuquerque, Doozie won Best of Variety both days, and also got a b, a Group 3rd, and in the AKC Owner-Handled competition, won Best In Show.
Joann Neal: At the Midland Agility trials, Speedy & Tush each got a Double Q.
Mary Lou Vardy: Southcross Mischief Is Brewing earned her MACH 3 at the Desert Paws Agility trial in Midland.At the same trial, Bliss earned her Novice Standard Title.
Cheryl Birdwell: In Midland, Sky finished her Preferred Agility Champion 2 title (PACH2). Ruby completed her Open Standard title.
Barbara Mayfield: Jaden and Sara earned their Open FAST title in Amarillo and Open JWW title in Midland. Barbara and Polly earned their Open Standard title in Midland.
Regina Edwards: In Midland Rio placed First in Master Standard and earned 23 MACH points. In Wichita Falls, he earned his MXJ2 title and 69 MACH points and a QQ. He was 4 for 6. In Midland Zippy qualified all three days in Master JWW for his MXJ title with a First and two Second places. In Wichita Falls, he qualified in Excellent Standard with a First place and also qualified in Masters JWW.
Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Radar Q’d 5 out of his 6 runs. Lager had two single Q’s, both First places. At the Albu-querque trial, Radar went 6 for 6 and earned 98 PACH points. Lager had lots of “near misses” like sliding off the table and popping the 10th weave pole, but he managed to come away with a Q in Master Standard, missing First place by 0.02 seconds.
Patti May: Wile E finally Q’d in Open Standard at Midland.
Ken Williams: In Midland, Bo earned his Excellent Standard title. He is now in Master Standard and Master Jumpers.
Bonnie Brooks: Jesse Jet finished his Open JWW title in Midland with a First and a Second place. He had the fastest time he has ever had.
D’Nae Wilson: For new CH Texas Tango von Stutensee NAP CGC: At the Abilene KC show Waltraut's Tango became CH Texas Tango von Stutensee NAP CGC, finishing her AKC championship at six years old. She earned her first two points with Waltraut many years ago at the Lubbock show. When I recently began dipping my toe in the show world she was right there; steady and true as ever. I've had a couple of young Leo girls to show too and, because Tango is so easy, she has been handled by many in the jug-gle. She has earned points with me, Liz Brandt, Lynn Gregory, Lindsey Brown, and Jane Brewer at the end of the lead. Our Frontier Leonbergers group loves Tango and there were tears of happiness shed when she received the nod from Judge Doris Cozart on Sunday because we all knew she had gained the last major needed. And because Tango is the first, and the last, of Waltraut's own dogs to earn a championship since Leos became an AKC breed. I know that Waltraut would be proud of Tango. She would be proud of the titles and what she has achieved, but most of all she would be proud that Tango means so much to so many. And that she brings Leo love and light to every creature she meets.
For TippingPoint's Adventure NAP CGC: Venture and I earned our Novice Agility Preferred title at our May trial!
For Ch TippingPoint's Brynhildr CGC: Bryn went Best of Opposite on Saturday of the Abilene Kennel Club show, earning another major and win against a champion toward her Grand Championship. She followed up on Sunday with Select Bitch for a major. Bryn is owned by me, Liz Brandt and Mike Felker.
Joann Neal: Doozie: Albuquerque: Best of Variety at the poodle specialty show. Abilene: Best of Variety each day, with a Group First and two Group Seconds. She also took the Owner-Handled Competition Reserve Best In Show. Stillwater, OK: Best of Variety each day, with a Group Second and a Group Third. She also won the Owner-Handled Competition Group First. In Albuquerque in Obedience, Speedy got a Second in Utility for 4 OTCH points.
Kate and Derek Johnson: Kate recently earned new Rally Novice titles on both Zumba (Rainyday's Shut Up and Dance RN CGC pointed AKC) and Tommie (Rainyday's Mighty Wings RN CGC). Derek recently earned two Novice FAST legs on Tommie (Rainyday's Mighty Wings RN CGC) and a Novice Jumpers Preferred leg on Arden (AKC/ASCA CH Rainyday's As You Like It JS-N).Arden came through her emergency spay for pyometra and is recovering really well. She was three single points shy of her AKC Grand Championship. Guess she will have to find something else on which to focus!
Debbie Copeland: At our very first Agility trial, here in Lubbock, Pip and I qualified in all four of our events. We want to thank Teresa and all oth-ers responsible for getting us to this point!
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial Radar finished his PACH on the second day. He had a perfect weekend and also QQ’d on the last day to start on his next one. At the Amarillo trial he went 6 for 6 again. At our SPOTC trial Lager got two Master FAST Qs, won the Standard class on Saturday, and won the T2B class on Sunday. He also got a QQ on Sunday with two First places. At the AOTC trial, Lager got three Mas-ter FAST legs, another QQ plus a First place in Master Standard. The Q’s on Saturday made his first triple Q.
Marcia Bishoff: At the AOTC Agility trial Rain got a Q in Jumpers on Saturday, a Q in Standard on Sunday, and a QQ on Monday.
Georgann Weisgerber: Willow and I attended the AOTC trial, earning two First places in Novice FAST. Willow also finished her Novice Jumpers title with two First places.
Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Barley took a First place in Master Jumpers Preferred, with perhaps the best run we’ve ever had, and a Third in Master FAST Preferred.
Ken Williams: At our SPOTC trial, Bo completed both his Excellent Jumpers and Open FAST titles. At the Amarillo trial this past weekend Bo added two Masters Jumpers Qs and his first 5 MACH points. It’s hard to believe Bo did his first agility run just 7 months ago!
Cheryl Birdwell: At the AOTC Memorial Weekend trial Ruby won First Place in both Open Standard and Open Jumpers. Sky got three QQs!
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her Open Jumpers Preferred title in Amarillo on Saturday and had a near miss in the Standard ring on Monday.
Regina Edwards: At our trial, Zippy earned his first Open Standard leg with a First place. In Master Jumpers, he got a Third and a Fourth place. At the AOTC trial, Zippy earned his Open Standard title with two First place finishes. Rio earned 23 MACH points at the AOTC trial.
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.