As many of you know by now, longtime SPOTC member Bill Rebber passed away on the morning of March 6th, 2023. Bill was best known for his devotion to his Papillons, which he showed in our Obedience trials every year. Bill was in poor health for the past couple of years and was unable to work with his dogs during that time. Our condolences to Bill's son, Mark.
Joann Neal: At the SPOTC trials, Minpoo Doozie finished her Rally Excellent title, and earned two legs toward her Masters Rally title. Minpoo Fanny in Obedience got achieved Open B Second on Friday with a score of 199, and on Saturday took an Open B First (199), and a Utility B First (196.5). In addition to a UDX leg, this earned her the High In Trial and High Combined Awards. She also qualified in both classes and earned another UDX leg on Sunday. At the Agility trials in Clovis, Friday earned an MX and an MXJ leg, Fanny had a 2Q, and Shaq earned a 2Q. At the Midland Breed shows, Boo Coo was awarded two 4-point majors toward her Grand Champion title.
April Lightner: At our Obedience/Rally trial, Tango earned qualifying scores all three days and took Fourth place on the last day to complete her Rally Intermediate title. Beast earned one qualifying score. He also finished his CGC title.
Dana Brown: Wicca, Malevil's God Blessed Texas, earned her CD at the recent SPOTC Obedience and Rally trials. In Agility she has earned another leg in each of: T2B, FAST, Master Standard, and Master Jumpers in the last little bit
Sherell Thomas: Zoey earned two legs toward her Rally Excellent title at our trial.
Laura Smith: Dealer made his debut in the Utility A ring at our Obedience trial and came away with two Utility legs, winning First place both days with really nice scores .
Georgann Weisgerber: At the Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club Scentwork Trial, Sizzle qualified in 10 of his 12 Master level runs with a 100% Q rate in the Detective class .
Nancy Taft: Lola earned both her Companion Dog title and Advanced Rally title at the SPOTC Obedience and Rally trial with a First place in her Novice Obedience class.
Cathy Smith: CH RoundAbout Cleans Up At Scripts CGCA, TKN “Orek” was BOVOH at Midland and took two Group 3s. Photo by At the SPOTC Obedience trial Orek finished his Rally Novice title
Tammy Marshall: Askin TaLyn Don't Steal My Thunder, "Rumble" went Winners Dog two days at the Midland shows for his first two points. GCHB CH Talyn's Celebrate with Style, "Tassel" won the Veterans Toy Group at the Midland shows.
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC Trial Creed earned First place in JWW. At the CPKC Trial he placed in STD, JWW, and FAST. He also earned the elusive Double Q. At the OPAC Trial Lazer placed in JWW, STD and T2B. He also earned his third Double Q. At the CPKC Trial he placed in JWW, STD and T2B. He also earned his fourth Double Q.
Regina Edwards: At the OPAC trial, Taker finished his T2B title. At the CPKC trial, Taker finished his Master Bronze JWW title and qualified in Jumpers all three days with all First places.
Margaret Freeman: In Clovis, Breagh qualified in FAST with a time 10 seconds below Standard Course time. She went freelance for her other runs.
April Lightner: Tango qualified in Novice Jumpers with one Q and a First place. Bruiser earned a Q and a First place in Novice Standard.
Teresa Janssen: At our trial Lager earned two QQs plus a single Q in Standard and T2B, all with First places and a total of 145 PACH points. Barkley earned a QQ and a QQQ. She also scored an extra JWW Q and a T2B Q. She brought home 113 MACH points.
Bonnie Brooks: At the SPOTC trial, Taffy finished her MXJ title. She qualified in five of her six runs and earned 43 MACH points and one First place.
Shirley Jackson: At the SPOTC trial Creed qualified in T2B, FAST and JWW, all with First places.
Regina Edwards: Taker earned two First places in T2B along with and a First and a Second place in JWW and a Second place in STD for 62 MACH points. Blazen finished his Novice FAST title with a First place and earned two Firsts in Novice STD and a First place in Novice JWW.
Joann Neal: At the Nolan River KC shows in Glen Rose, minpoo puppy Boo Coo finished her AKC Championship with 4-point and 5-point majors, going Best of Winners both days. At the Corpus Christi KC shows in Sinton, she won her first major towards her Grand Championship, and took a Group 4th. (© Malinda Julien Photography 2023) Also at the CCKC shows, Friday took a Group 1st and a Group 3rd. At the SPOTC agility trials, Friday earned her first QQ.
Teresa Janssen: At the Austin Golden Retriever Club trial Lager qualified in five of his six runs, all with First places. He came home with 146 PACH points. Barkley also had a good weekend. She qualified in eight of her 11 runs and brought home 88 MACH points..
Joann Neal: At the breed shows in Dallas, Friday began the weekend with a Specialty Best in Show, defeating the National specialty show winner in the process. She was Best of Breed/Variety the rest of the three all-breed shows, and also earned two Group Seconds..
Regina Edwards: Regina Edwards: At the OTCWF Scentwork trial the boys earned three titles. Rio took a first place and finished his Handler Discrimination Master title. Blazen earned two Fourth places to complete his Handler Discrimination Novice title and his Container Advanced title.
Teresa Janssen: At our SPOTC trial Barkley earned both a QQ and a QQQ. She also earned one T2B Q and two FAST Qs. Lager earned three QQs at the SPOTC trial for a total of 163 PACH points for the weekend. At the Bell County Kennel Club trial Barkley qualified in 9 of her 12 runs. She won the FAST and T2B class on each of the three days. Lager qualified twice in JWW and once in Standard.
Dana Brown: Ch. Malevil's God Blessed Texas, Wicca, earned her Master FAST title at our Agility trial and added a few more T2B and MACH points. Tolivar's Crackerjack v Malevil, CJ, and Tolivar's Irish Heartbeat v Bellnhans both earned their Farm Dog Certificate titles at the recent trial in Lorenzo.
Shirley Jackson: At the SPOTC trial Creed earned his Master Standard Preferred Bronze title with a First place. At the West Texas Rat Pack trial Creed earned Cz8 points towards his Gold title. At the West Texas Rat Pack trial Lazer earned his RATCHX2 and Cz8s Gold titles with several placements. At the West Texas Rat Pack trial Savvy earned 200 Cz8s points towards her Cz8s Platinum title. She also achieved three more Qs toward her RATCHX3 title with a High in Class and several placements.
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy earned a QQ and a Master JWW Q at the November.
Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Breagh just had a fun (OK, wild) time the first two days, then finished on Sunday with a qualifying score in Master FAST.
Liz Brandt: Mischief managed to keep out of mischief, and earned his Farm Dog Certification at Morningside on November 5th. At his first grown-up show in Pueblo, CO, Heimdall, handled by D'Nae took Best of Winners in three shows and Reserve Winners Dog in another giving him three majors and 11 points.
Joann Neal: At Obedience and Rally trials in San Angelo, Fanny won back-to-back Obedience High In Trials in the Open B class. Doozie finished her Rally Novice Title with a score of 99 and a First place, and earned her first Rally Advanced leg. Fanny pic: © Amy Rankin, 2022. Doozie: At the SPOTC Agility trials, Fanny qualified in seven of eight runs, earning one 2Q and one 3Q. Friday qualified in six of her nine runs, finishing three titles: Agility Excellent (AX), Agility Jumpers Excellent (AXJ), and Open FAST (OF), and also earned her first T2B leg.
Georgann Weisgerber: At the Bexar County Kennel Club Scentwork trial in San Antonio the beginning of November, Willow earned her Advanced Container ELITE title. At the Barn Hunt trial in Amarillo in November she earned a Master Title with a Fourth place finish, for her 50th earned title.
Regina Edwards: Blazen made his Agility debut in FAST at our trial and placed First both times. His time for his very first run was 16.92 seconds. At the West Texas Barn Hunt in Amarillo, Rio earned three Master legs towards his RATCHX, along with 170 CZ8S points towards his Platinum title.
Cheryl Birdwell: Ruby completed her PACH on October 24, at the Wichita Falls Agility trial.
Julie Wilson: Finley finished her Excellent Standard title with three consecutive Qs in Andrews.
Margaret Freeman: In Andrews, Breagh ran her first Master Jumpers run for Second Place. Otherwise we had a good time and some spectacular runs the rest of the weekend.
Teresa Janssen: At the Wichita Falls trial Lager earned two QQs, which was more than enough to qualify him for AKC Nationals. Since I dropped him to Preferred in July after he finished his AGCH, he has had to start at zero for his QQs and points for AKC Nationals. This year the requirement is 7 QQs and 550 points. Barkley Q’d a Master JWW class and had many JOLT (Just One Little Thing) runs. Luckily she’d accumulated all the requirements for AKC Nationals back in the spring. At the OPAC trial in Andrews Lager Q’d four of his six runs and earned 112 PACH points. Barkley earned a QQ plus a single JWW Q, a T2B Q and a FAST Q. All were First places.
Shirley Jackson: At the AOTC Trial Lazer earned a First place in Master FAST and Second in Master Jumpers. At the Wichita Falls trial he earned two First places in Master FAST and a First in Master Standard. At the OPAC Trial he earned two Master FAST Qs, one with a First place, and a Fourth in Master Standard. At the AOTC Trial Creed took First place in both Master Standard and Master FAST. At the Wichita Falls trial he earned a Second place in both Master Standard and Master FAST. At the OPAC Trial he earned a Master FAST Q, a First in T2B, a Second in Master Jumpers and ended the trial with a QQ with Second places.
Regina Edwards: Regina Edwards: At the Wichita Falls trial, Taker earned a First in T2B and a Third in Master Standard. STD. At the OPAC trial, he earned two Firsts in T2B, and a First In Master JWW..
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy earned a QQ in Andrews .
Joann Neal: At Agility trials in October, Friday finished her OA, OAJ, & NF titles, and earned one Excellent JW leg, two Excellent Std legs, and two Open FAST legs. Fanny earned a QQQ and completed her MX Title. At Obedience and Rally trials in Enid, OK, Fanny took a Third in Utility B, Tush finished her Masters title in Rally, and Doozie earned her first two legs in Novice Rally with scores of 99 and 100. At Breed shows in Belton, puppy Boo Coo took a three-point Major. Friday won the breed/variety all four days and took a Group 3rd and a Group 4th.
April Lightner: Beast earned his Novice Rally title in Amarillo. Both Tango and Beast finished their Novice Trick dog titles.
Vicki Harris: In September, Tango (Ch Imagemakers All Tangled Up SWN RATN CGCA TNK) earned her Beginning Obedience title, her Rally Novice title, and her Certified ADT Therapy Dog title.
Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial, Lager earned both a QQ and a single Standard Q. Barkley earned two JWW Qs, one Q each in Standard, T2B, and FAST.
Bonnie Brooks: At the DPOC Taffy qualified in five of her six runs. She earned a First place, three Second places and one Third place. These included her first two Double Qs.
Shirley Jackson: At the K-9 Star Barn Hunt Lazer had four qualifying runs in Master B with placements and earned 170 Cz8s points. At the DPOC Agility trial he earned a First in T2B. At the K-9 Star Barn Hunt Creed earned 170 Cz8s points At the DPOC Agility trial he earned two First places in Master JWW Preferred and a First in Master STD Preferred. At the K-9 Star Barn Hunt Savvy had four Firsts and a Second place in Master B with two High in Course, and earned her Cz8s Platinum title.
Regina Edwards: At the OCOTC Scentwork trial in Oklahoma City, Rio took First place in Master Handler Discrimination and was the only dog to qualify. Blazen earned his Container Novice title, then qualified the next two days in Container Advanced. He also earned two Qs in Novice Handler Discrimination. Taker earned his Interior Advanced title with a Second place and earned his overall Scentwork Advanced title. He then earned his first leg in Interior Excellent. At the Midland agility trial, Taker earned his Master Jumper Preferred 2 title.
Tim and Mary Jane Sampson: Puppy Mavrik, at 9 ½ months old, won three 3-point Majors in Prescott Arizona..
Joann Neal: At Agility trials in Ft. Worth, Friday earned two Open Jumpers legs and one Open Standard leg. At Breed shows in Elk City, OK, Friday won Best of Breed/Variety all four days. In addition, she took a Group First, a Group Second, and two Group Thirds. At Breed shows in Amarillo, 6-month-old Boo Coo won Best of Breed/Variety three days, and went on to get a Group Second and a Group Fourth.
Tammy Marshall: At the Amarillo shows in September, TaLyn's Celebrate With Purple Passion "Mabel" showed in the Bred-by class, going WB/BOW on Thursday WB/BOW/BOB and BOB NOHS then on to a Toy Group IV on Friday. She won WB on both Saturday and Sunday, picking up a total of four points.
Carrie Palmer: She lost her sweet Great Dane, Gracie-Marie (b:November 23, 2009 - d:August 12, 2022) at 12.5 years old and 164 pounds. She was an amazing dog who had her CGC, visited senior homes, went to numerous parades and costume contests, helped her now 8-year-old daughter learn to walk and went on numerous trail rides with her. She was a good representation of the breed.
Dana Brown: At the K-9 Star Barn Hunt trial. Gibbs worked on his Senior Elite title, going High In Class with a First Place. He now needs only one more Q to finish his RATSX. Wicca earned her Master title with a First Place and High In Class and added a couple of legs toward her RATCH with a total of four Master Qs. She also picked up 310 Crazy 8 points, winning Rat Dominator twice.
Regina Edwards: At the K-9 Star Barn hunters Trial in Plainview, Rio earned four more Qs towards his RATCHX title with a First, two Thirds and a Fourth place. In Crazy 8s, he earned 260 more points for his Platinum title. Little Blazen earned his Instinct title.
Teresa Janssen: At the Clovis trial, Barkley earned a Q each in Standard and FAST, and 2 Qs in JWW. Lager earned a Standard Q and a JWW Q but unfortunately not on the same day.
Shirley Jackson: At the Clovis Portales Kennel Club trial, Lazer earned a Second Place in FAST along with his second QQ..
Cathy Smith: At the Longview Kennel Club July 29th Orek (RoundAbout Cleans Up At Scripts) took Winners Dog for a 4 point Major. On July 30th he won Winners Dog/Best of Winners, for a 4 point Major. This gave him a total of 13 points towards his Championship. At the same show on July 30th, Dyson (GCH CH RoundAbout Sweeps All At Scripts), CD, RI, CGCA, TKI won Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Variety, Owner Handled, for a Group 4..
Teresa Janssen: On the first day at the Bell County trial, Lager won the Premier JWW class to complete all the requirements for his Agility Grand Championship. He also earned a QQ plus a single Q in Standard and JWW Preferred.
Teresa Janssen: At the Bell County trial, Barkley earned one QQ plus single Qs in JWW and Standard. She also had a T2B Q and three First places in Master FAST. At the Valencia Valley Kennel Club trial Barkley amassed two Qs each in JWW and FAST, and one T2B Q. At the Master Preferred level, Lager earned two QQs and a single JWW Q.
Shirley Jackson: At the HPKC Scentwork trial Savvy earned a First place in Advance Exterior and a Second in Novice Buried. At the Bell County Kennel Club, Creed earned several placements in T2B, Master STD, Master JWW and Master FAST. At the Valencia Valley Kennel Club, he completed his Master FAST title along with several placements. At the HPKC Scentwork trial, he earned a First place in Advanced Container. At the Bell County Kennel Club, Lazer earned several placements in Master JWW and Master FAST At the Valencia Valley Kennel Club, he placed in T2B, Master STD, Master JWW and Master FAST and earned his first Double Q. At the HPKC Scentwork trial, Lazer earned his titles in Novice Container and Advanced Interior..
Dana Brown: At the recent Heart Of The Plains Kennel Club Scent Work trial, Maeve and CJ were only entered in Container Novice. CJ and Dana qualified three times to earn their Container Novice title. Maeve and Vernon earned two legs toward their Container Novice title. Gibbs has begun work on his Elite titles, which require 10 qualifying scores for each one, and he earned five Elite legs for a great start. Wicca finished her Interior Advanced title, her Exterior Advanced title, her Container Advanced title and earned her Scent Work Advanced title. She then earned her first two Excellent legs. .
Regina Edwards: Zippy finished his Scent Container Excellent title in three straight trials at the HPKC trial and earned a leg in Excellent Exterior as well with placements in each class. Taker finished his Advanced Buried title and qualified in Advanced interior with placements. Blazen was entered in Container Novice only and earned two legs for his SCN title.
Joann Neal: At the Texas Kennel Club show in Dallas, Friday appeared on AKCTV and won a Group 3rd. At the San Antonio shows, Friday won a Specialty Best In Show at the Poodle Club of San Antonio, a Group 3rd, and won the Variety over the #1 Miniature Poodle in four shows out of five. At the Tyler Obedience Training Club trial in Longview, poodle Fanny earned her second and third legs in the Utility B Class for a new Utility Dog Obedience title. At the same shows, Tush earned her Rally Excellent title, followed by two Rally Master legs.
Georgann Weisgerber: At The Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Scentwork Trial Sizzle finished his overall Master Scentwork title by earning his Master Buried title on Friday and his Master Interior title on Sunday. He also earned his Excellent Handler Discrimination title on Sunday. We competed in the Detective class for our first time, qualifying and finishing Second in a class of 18 dogs. Sizzle had 10 qualifying runs over the weekend. Excellent HD two First places, Master Buried-First, Second and Third places, Master Exterior-First place, Master ContainersSecond and Third place and Detective-Second place. Willow earned her ninth leg in Exterior Novice Fourth place and her first Excellent level Q in Buried.
Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Barkley earned one QQ, two Master FAST Qs, a T2B Q, and a single Master JWW Q. Lager qualified in both Master FAST Q and T2B. At the Albuquerque trial Barkley earned another QQ and two more Qs in Master JWW. She also won the Master FAST class all three days and got her last two Qs for her T2B2 title. Lager earned his first QQ in Master 8” Preferred and First place in Premier JWW.
Dana Brown: Since Wicca’s last brag, she has completed her AX and her AXJ titles. She also added two qualifying scores in T2B, two First places in Master FAST, and two Firsts in Master Standard, to earn her first MACH points.
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy finished her MX title and added another Second and Third place in Master STD at the DPOC trial..
Shirley Jackson: At the DPOC trial, Creed qualified in Master Standard and T2B with First places. At the Albuquerque Trial he qualified in Master Jumpers, Standard, FAST and T2B with placements. At the DPOC trial, Lazer earned his Excellent Standard title, and qualified in Master Jumpers. At the Albuquerque trial he qualified in Master Standard, FAST and T2B, all with placements.Please keep BJ in your thoughts on the loss of her Corgi, Sasha. She was a great performance and therapy dog.
Regina Edwards: Taker took all First places in FAST, T2B , Master JWW and STD at the Midland trial. He also earned a Second place in JWW and 18 points at the SWAT trial in Albuquerque. Blazen earned his first two titles: CGC and his TKN (Trick Dog Novice on July 2nd.
Joann Neal: At the Agility trials in Midland, Friday was 6 for 6 in Novice STD and Novice JWW, finishing her NA and NAJ titles. Fanny earned a QQ there as well. Friday won six Bests of Breed/Variety and a Group Second at the Oklahoma City breed shows..
Please keep BJ in your thoughts on the loss of her Corgi, Sasha. She was a great performance and therapy dog.
Cathy Smith: Dyson (GCH CH Sweeps All At Scripts CD, CGCA, RI, TKI) earned his Rally Advanced title at the Abilene show in May, just one month after completing his Rally Intermediate title..
Joann Neal: At the SPOTC Agility trials, Fanny earned a QQ, and Friday achieved two legs each in Novice Jumpers and Novice FAST. At the Albuquerque breed shows, Friday won three Best of Variety, two Best of Opposite Sex, and a Group 4th. At the Durango Kennel Club shows in Farmington, Fanny earned her first Obedience Utility leg with a First Place in the Utility B Class. Tush earned two legs in Advanced Rally to complete her Advanced Rally Title, and two legs in Excellent Rally. She earned two perfect scores of 100 for two First Places.
April Lightner: Beast qualified in Rally Novice in Abilene.
Shirley Jackson: At our SPOTC trial: Creed earned a First place in FAST and a T2B Q. Lazer earned a First place in Excellent Standard Preferred. Savvy earned her Master Jumpers title with a Fourth place. At the AOTC trial: Creed earned A QQ, two First places in Master FAST Preferred and a T2B Q. Lazer completed his Excellent Jumpers Preferred title with a First place and earned a Third place in Master Jumpers Preferred. He also finished his Excellent FAST Preferred title with a First place, and earned a T2B Q.
Teresa Janssen: At our SPOTC trial Barkley qualified in FAST, T2B and Standard. Lager earned two T2B Qs and one Premier JWW Q. At the WAG trial in Belton Barkley won the Master FAST class each day and qualified twice in JWW. Lager qualified in T2B and Premier JWW..
Margaret Freeman: In Amarillo, Breagh earned First place in Master Jumpers for her last run of the weekend. She ran the course in 26.39 seconds. Standard course time was 47 seconds. My personal brag is that I actually kept up with her
Regina Edwards: At our trial, Taker qualified in JWW, STD, T2B and FAST, all with First places. At the AOTC trial he took a First in T2B..
Bonnie Brooks: At the SPOTC trial Taffy took Third places in both Master JWW and Master STD. At the AOTC trial she earned a First place in Master Standard and a Second in Master Jumpers.
Liz Brandt and Mike Felker: Our five-month-old puppy, Heimdall, passed his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class on May 2nd At the Abilene Conformation show May 20-22, Heimdall took the Blue Ribbon in the Leonberger Puppy event. Unfortunately, he was the only puppy entered, but he moved on to Working Class where he took Group 4th. Heimdall also passed his Canine Good Citizenship test, his CGC Urban test, and his CGC Advanced.
Dana Brown: At the HPKC Barn Hunt on Easter weekend, Wicca earned 350 Crazy 8 points, finishing her Crazy 8 Silver title and was Rat Dominator in three of those runs. She also qualified in three of her Master's runs, all with First places to earn High In Class for all. Gibbs has corrected his tunneling problem and earned several Crazy 8 points..
Vicki Harris: My boy Peyton earned his Barn Hunt Novice title at the HPKC trial, and his daughter Tango earned her Scent work Novice title. I also want to give a thank you to SPOTC. I moved here 2 years ago with two retired Show Dogs with no performance titles behind their names. But thanks to SPOTC, Peyton now has his CGCA, Trick Dog, Beginner Novice Obedience and Rally Novice titles. Thanks to Heart of the Plains he is also a Barn Hunt Novice. He is also now a Certified Therapy Dog. Tango now has her CGC, Trick Dog Novice, Barn Hunt Novice, and Scent Work Novice titles, What a GREAT Group of dog people are here in Lubbock!.
Shirley Jackson: At the 2022 Midsouth Regional Barn Hunt, Savvy and her partner, Luca, took First place in Teams and Savvy was Second in Overall Games and Fourth in hurdles. She also earned her RATCHX2. In Wichita Falls, Creed started the trial with a BLUE quadruple Q (i.e. all First places) in Master STD, JWW, FAST and T2B. He went on to earn First places in Master STD, MAS JWW and FAST on the other days. At the 2022 Midsouth Regional Barn Hunt Lazer earned a Master B Q towards his RATCHX2 and Qs in hurdles. At the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls, Lazer earned First place in Open JWW for his title. He earned a First place in FAST, two First places in Excellent JWW and a T2B Q.
April Lightner: Tango and Freya both earned their Novice Rally titles in Amarillo For his first time in the ring, Beast earned a First place in Rally Novice..
Cathy Smith: Dyson, GCH CH Rounda-bout Sweeps All At Scripts CD, RN, CGCA, TKI earned his Rally Intermediate title at the Amarillo Obedience Trial.
Regina Edwards: At the OTCWF trial, Taker earned two QQs, 85 points, both First places and a new Master Agility Preferred title. He also earned two First places in T2B.
Teresa Janssen: At The Bell County Kennel Club Barkley qualified in 10 of her 12 runs. Lager picked up three more Premier Qs. At the Wichita Falls trial Barkley qualified in 8 of her 11 runs, and Lager earned four more Premier Qs.
Margaret Freeman: In Wichita Falls, Breagh placed Third in Master FAST on Saturday.
Joann Neal: Meet “Boo Coo,” newest member of my poodle pack. At the Poodle Club of America National specialty show, Fanny earned a QQ in Agility. Tush earned her first Advanced leg in Rally. Friday made the final cut in Best of Variety competition.
Please Keep Phil Marshall in your thoughts on the loss of his Visla, Boy. He was a very special and multi-talented dog which included conformation, hunting, obedience, rally and trick dog.
Joann Neal: AKC recently decided to start recognizing levels of success in their Owner-Handled Series breed competition. They retroactively awarded designations to previous participants based on points accumulated from the dog’s wins in O-H breed, Group, and Best In Show competition. As a result Shaq was awarded the Bronze Level, and Tush was awarded the Silver Level. Doozie and Fanny were awarded the Platinum Level.
Bonnie Brooks: At the OPAC Agility trial, Taffy placed First and Second in Master STD. In Clovis she placed Fourth in Master JWW and Second in Master STD.
Teresa Janssen: At the Clovis trial Barkley earned a Master JWW Q, along with Qs in both FAST and T2B.
Regina Edwards: In Clovis, Taker earned First places in JWW, FAST and T2B. At the HPKC Scentwork trial in Lubbock, Rio earned a Master Q and First place in Handler Discrimination. Zippy earned his Interior Advanced title which also led to both his Scent Work Advanced Level title and his Buried Excellent title with a Second and a Fourth place.
Dana Brown: At the Heart of the Plains Scent Work trial the weekend of March 19th , Gibbs qualified six times, earning his Container Advanced, his Buried Excellent and his overall Scent Work Advanced titles. Wicca qualified eight times to earn her Handler Discrimination Novice and her Buried Advance titles
Shirley Jackson: At the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Scent Work trial: Creed earned a First place in Advanced Container and a Fourth in Advanced Buried for his SBA Title. Savvy qualified in Advanced Interior for her SIA Title. She also earned two First places in Handler Discrimination for her SHDA Title, and a First place in Novice Buried. Lazer qualified with two placements in Novice Container, and three placements in Novice Interior for his SIN Title. He also earned three placements in Novice Exterior for his SEN Title
Georgann Weisgerber: At the Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club’s Scentwork Trial March, Sizzle completed all four element Advanced Level titles with a First place in Exterior, a Fourth place in Interior, a Third place in Containers, a First in Buried, and a Third in Handler Discrimination. Through these he achieved High in Trial and High Combined on the first day. Competing at the Excellent level on the next day, he earned a Second place in Exterior, a Third in Interior, and a First in Buried. He also finished his Advanced Handler Discrimination title with a Fourth place. On the third day he earned First places in Excellent Containers and Excellent Exterior. Willow qualified all three days in Novice Interior with a Fourth and a Fifth place. She also qualified in Novice Containers and Novice Exterior (in the snow) to complete her Advanced Buried title. At The Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Scentwork Trial in Lubbock, Sizzle took First place in Excellent Interior, Buried and Containers and Fifth in Excellent Exterior. He earned Excellent High in Trial for the day. The second day he was 5 for 5, all First places in Excellent Handler Discrimination, Exterior, Interior, Containers and Buried to earn him all four Excellent Element titles and his Excellent Level title. Sizzle also earned Excellent High in Trial and High Combined for the day. On the third day, we competed in Master Level for the first time and earned a First place in Master Interior and a Second in Master Exterior. Willow earned Fourth places in Exterior and Interior, and a Sixth in Containers. She also finished her Novice Elite Interior title.
Please Keep Tim and MJ in your thoughts on the loss of their Mini Schnauzer, Tiger. He was a very special lad. Also congratulate them on a new addition, Mavrik.
Joann Neal: Min-poo Friday finished her Grand Champion Silver in Breed competition. Fanny delivered two beautiful girls by C-section on Feb. 20.
Julie Wilson: Finley won a 5 point Major and Best of Winners in Phoenix to complete her AKC Championship..
Dana Brown: Gibbs finished his Rally Excellent title at our trial. He is now BPIS AKC/Intl CH Irongate Kissed by Scandal v Malevil OA OAJ OF BN RI RA SWN SIA SBA SEA SHDN RATI RATS CZ8B FDC CGCA TKI RE. Wicca also completed her Rally Excellent title at our trial. She is now Intl/Nat/Hnr Jr CH Malevil's God Blessed Texas BN RI RA OA OAJ XF FDC CGCA TKN SWN RATI RATS CZ8B RE. She also earned her first leg towards her CD and earned High Scoring Doberman on Saturday. Many thanks to our judges, Joann Neal, Helen Smith and Cathy Caballero.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her Rally Advanced title this weekend at our trial.
April Lightner: At our Obedience and Rally trial, (her first trial), Tango earned a Second and a Third place in Rally Novice. Also for her own first trial, Freya earned a First and a Fourth place in Rally Novice.
Margaret Freeman: Breagh finished her Excellent Jumpers title in Andrews with a First place. The courses were wonderful. She is now running at the Master's level across the board.
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC Trial, Creed finished his Master JWW Preferred title with a Third place. Lazer earned First places in Excellent FAST Preferred and in Open JWW Preferred.
Regina Edwards: At the OPAC trial, Taker earned a First place in Master STD and another in Master FAST.
Georgann Weisgerber: At the Bexar Regional Agility Team USDAA trial in February, Willow placed First in Snooker, earning a Super Q with judge Dale Mahoney. With this qualification she earned her Master Snooker Title, Master Snooker Champion and was the Q needed for her Performance Dog Champion PDCH. In order to earn this Title, a dog must earn Master level titles in Snooker, Standard, Jumpers, Gamblers and Combined Relay and also have qualifying runs in two tournament classes, one of which has to be a Team Tournament Q. Also at the Bexar USDAA trial, Sizzle won Jumpers to earn his Master Jumpers Champion Title and his Performance Dog Title. He also placed Second in Steeplechase and Snooker and Third in Gamblers. At the Sandia Obedience Club’s Scentwork Trial in November, Sizzle went 8 for 8 at the Ad-vanced level in the four different elements, with two First places, four Seconds and one Sixth.
Please Keep Mike and Liz in your thoughts on the loss of their Leonberger, Domi. She was a very special girl..
Joann Neal: At shows in Glen Rose and Sinton earlier this month. In Conformation, Friday won Best of Breed/Variety 7 out of 7 shows, and in Group competition, she took one Second, one Third, and two Fourths. In Sinton in Rally Novice competition, Tush earned two perfect scores, two Firsts and a Second, to complete her Rally Novice title. In Sinton in Obedience competition, Fanny won two Open B Firsts. Her 198 score on Saturday was good enough for High In Trial at the Corpus Christi Obedience Training Club trial. At the end of 2021 in Breed rankings for the year, Friday’s littermate “Lacy” was #2 and Friday was #3. In the all-breed rankings, Friday was #5 and Lacy was #6.
Teresa Janssen: At our SPOTC trial, Barkley finished her MX title along with three Qs in JWW and a First place in FAST. Lager picked up another Premier JWW Q and a First place in regular Master Standard.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned another Master Jumpers Preferred leg and earned 5 PACH points too at our trial.
Shirley Jackson: Lazer ran Time To Beat for the first time and received qualifying scores earning a First place for his first run. He also took two First places in Open FAST Preferred to finish his title. He also earned Firsts for first qualifying runs in Ex-cellent STD Preferred and Open JWW Preferred.
Bonnie Brooks: At our SPOTC trial Taffy earned a First Place and a Third Place in Master STD.
Liz Brandt: GCH CH Tipping Point's Brynhildr FDC CGCA TKN ATT (Bryn) has now fol-lowed in her mom's footsteps as an ATD Certified Therapy dog. At our trial, Ex Animo's Cruising Mischief Managed CGC TKN ATT (Mischief) earned his Novice Preferred JWW. and his Novice Preferred Standard Agility titles, finishing his last two legs with QQs on both Friday and Saturday.
Teresa Janssen: At the AGRC trial in Belton, Barkley qualified in 9 of her 12 runs. This included two Master Standard Qs, two Master JWW Qs, two T2B Qs, and three Master FAST Qs. Lager earned one Premier Standard Q and two Premier JWW Qs.
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy QQ’d both days in McKinney. She achieved two Second places and one Third place. She finished her Excellent JWW title and earned her first MACH points.
Joann Neal: Fanny completed her Tracking Dog Excellent title at the Tracking Club of El Paso TDX test Dec. 19. She did the 5-turn, 805-yard track in 15 minutes, retrieving all the tracklayer’s articles..
Phil Marshall: Our Havanese, CH Talyn’s Brio Is High In Style, aka "Brio", passed his CGC, CGCA, and TKN tests on December 5, 2021.
Regina Edwards: At the Scentwork Trials in Wichita Falls in December, Rio completed his Scent Buried Master title. Taker finished his Scent Exterior Advanced title, and Zippy earned a leg in Scent Buried Excellent.
Shirley Jackson: At the SPOTC trial Lazer completed his Open Standard Preferred title with two First places and earned a First in Open FAST. Creed earned two First places in Master JWW Preferred..
Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Breagh just had a fun (OK, wild) time the first two days. She finished on Sunday with a Third in Master Standard and a qualify-ing score in Master FAST.
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial Barkley earned First places in both Master JWW and FAST, and two Firsts in T2B. Lager earned two Premier Standard Qs and one Premier JWW Q. At the Wichita Falls trial Barkley qualified in Master JWW and Master FAST. She also completed her T2B title. Lager earned two Premier Standard Qs and one Premier JWW Q.D.
Regina Edwards: At our trial, Rio earned a QQ on Friday. Taker took a Q in JWW on Saturday and a QQQ (JWW, STD and FAST) all with First places on Sunday.
Joann Neal: At the SPOTC Agility trials, Tush finished her MACH3. She is 11 years old. What a good girl! Also, Fanny finished her MXJ title and earned a QQ. Friday received an invitation to the Westminster Kennel Club show as one of the Top 5 in her breed/variety — she is currently #2. Her littermate “Lacy” is #3 and she also received an invitation.
Shirley Jackson: At the AOTC trial Lazer finished his Novice Standard Preferred title with a First place. At the OPAC trial Lazer completed his Novice FAST Preferred and Novice Jumpers Preferred titles with First places and earned a First place in Open STD.
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy finished her Excellent STD title with a First place in Andrews.
Patti May: Johnny 5 completed his Novice Jumpers title in Andrews.
Margaret Freeman: In Andrews, Breagh (aka "Miss Enthusiasm") brought home a First place in Time2Beat and two Third places in Master FAST.
Regina Edwards: Taker finished both his Master FAST and Master JWW titles at the OPAC trial all with First places. Rio earned two Second places in Master JWW.
Teresa Janssen: At the Las Cruces trial Barkley earned three Master JWW Qs. Lager earned a Standard and a JWW Q, but unfortunately not on the same day. At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Barkley earned First places in Master FAST, Master JWW, Master Std, and T2B. Lager took a First place in Master Standard.
Phil Marshall: "BRIO" is a Breed Champion. Phil Marshall's, Jane Bell's, and Tammy Marshall's Havanese is now "CH Talyn's Brio Is High In Style." Brio finished his Conformation Championship in his first outdoor show in Roswell, NM, during a minihaboob that blew down tent canopies, and sent show articles and trash cans flying. His usual show grooming was to no avail, so he went into the ring au naturel, moved beautifully (maybe with the help of a tail wind!), and earned that one final point. The day was capped off with a hard won Group Fourth, that was something like the survival of the fittest.
Joann Neal: At the AOTC Agility trials at Boys Ranch, Fanny, Tush, and Shaq each earned a QQ. Fanny finished her Excellent FAST title. At the Poodle Club of America show at Purina Farms in Missouri, in Agility, Fanny finished her T2B title, Tush earned a QQ, and Shaq qualified in T2B and JWW. In Best of Variety Breed competition, Friday won the First Award of Merit, and her littermate Lacy made the cut. Doozie, shown with her two Specials daughters, won Best Mini Brood Bitch, and later won Best Brood Bitch in Show (over the Standard and Toy).
Shirley Jackson: At the DPOC trial in Midland, Savvy earned a Second place in Master JWW. Creed earned a First place in Master FAST, along with his third QQ that included a Second place in Jumpers and a First and a Second in Master Standard, to complete his Master Standard title. Lazer celebrated his Agility debut with a QQQ on the first day with First places. He earned another First place in FAST on the second day. He finished the trial with a QQ and First places on the last day. He was a fun and very fast boy in the ring.
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy finished her Open JWW title at the August SPOTC trial with a First place. At the DPOC Trail in Midland, she earned her Open Standard title with a First place, and added a First place in both Excellent JWW and Excellent Standard..
Teresa Janssen: At the Midland trial Barkley earned a Master JWW Q and enjoyed many FEO runs in T2B and FAST. Lager earned Q in Master Standard, a Premier QQ, and another Premier JWW Q, all with First places .
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her MJP (Master Jumpers Preferred) title at the September Desert Paws Agility trials
Regina Edwards: At the Midland trial, Taker earned two Master Fast Qs and two First places, along with a Q in each of Master JWW and STD with First places. Rio earned First places in JWW and STD. At the Panhandle Kennel Club Rally trial in Amarillo, Taker earned his Rally Excellent title in three straight trials and all placements. We have a new family member in our home. His name is Pinnacle's Heartbeat of America, call name Blazen, and he is a four month old Russian Toy terrier. He thinks he’s a Papillon.
Dana Brown: At the Panhandle Kennel Club show Gibbs qualified 7 out of 8 runs, placing in all but one, to earn both his Rally Intermediate and his Rally Advanced titles. Wicca qualified 8 out of 8 runs, including two Firsts, to earn her Rally Intermediate and her Rally Advanced titles.
Tammy Marshall: At the Amarillo shows, Tassel, GCH TaLyn's Celebrate with Style went BOB one day, BOS two days, Select one day, and BOB Owner handler all four days. On Saturday she received a regular Group IV under Mr. Houston Clark. Three out of the four days in Owner handler groups she won the group under Del Richards, Robin Robinson and Houston Clark and Saturday under Robin Robinson she went Owner Handler Reserve Best In Show. She picked up nine points towards her Bronze GH with only four more needed to achieve. This was my first group placement on one of my Havanese and my first Reserve BIS Owner Handler. Also at the Amarillo shows, Jitterbug, TaLyn's Always in Style went WB and BOW for a three point major on Saturday and Sunday she went WB, BOS over her mother to finish her Championship. Brio, TaLyn's Brio is High in Style owned by Jane Bell and Phil Marshall and co-owned by me went WinnersDog on Friday for two more points..
Joann Neal: At the Cheyenne WY Kennel club shows, miniature poodle Friday won the breed/variety all three days, then added two Group Firsts, a Group Second, and a Reserve Best in Show. At the Panhandle Kennel Club shows in Amarillo, Friday won Best of Breed/Variety all four days, four Group Firsts, and a Reserve Best in Show. At the Austin Kennel Club shows in Belton, Friday won Best of Breed/Variety all three shows and won two Group Thirds. Also at the Panhandle KC shows, Minipoo Doozie qualified in Obedience Utility B three out of four days, finished her Utility Title, and picked up her first four Obedience Trial Champion points with class placements each day.
Please keep Joann Neal in your thoughts on the loss of her Miniature Poodle, Speedy. He was a great dog and distinguished himself in the conformation and performance rings. He also had many pups who also have had great show careers. He left a great legacy.
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial in Levelland, despite having to miss the first day of competition because of a knee injury (mine), Lager accumulated a Master Standard Q and a Premier JWW Q. Barkley earned a Master JWW Q and a T2B Q. At Belton Lager earned three Premier JWW Qs and one Premier Standard Q. Barkley earned two Master JWW Qs.
Liz Brandt: Mischief ran in the August SPOTC Agility trial surrounded by friends--whom he did not visit while running, although he did sniff out a trail on a couple of runs. We had fun, and managed to Q once each in Novice JWW Preferred and Novice Standard Preferred.
Margaret Freeman: At our Levelland trial, Breagh completed her Excellent Jumpers title with a First Place, and earned a First and a Fourth place in Master FAST with 80 and 78 points respectively. On the last day she barely missed finishing her Excellent Standard title thanks to a little excursion to take a couple of extra jumps, but she still managed to finish that course at 23 seconds under course time..
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned another Master Preferred Jumpers leg at our August trial.
Dana Brown: At the K9 Star Barn hunt, Gibbs earned his 8th Senior B leg toward his RATSX title, going High In Class and tunneling for the first time since his second TPLO surgery. Wicca earned her first Master leg with a First place and going High In Class as well. Both dogs earned several Crazy8 points and Wicca won Rat Dominator on Sunday. At the SPOTC Agility trial, Wicca earned her first legs in Master FAST and Excellent JWW..
Regina Edwards: At the HPKC Scentwork trial, Zippy completed his Advanced Exterior title and his second leg in HD Excellent. Taker finished his Advanced HD title and a Buried Advanced leg. At the Barn Hunt in Plainview, Rio earned a RATCHX leg and finished his CZY8 Gold title. He also took two High Scoring Small Dog rosettes in CZ8. Taker achieved points toward his CZY8 Bronze. At the Levelland Agility trial, Rio earned two QQs. Taker earned one QQ and a Master FAST Q..
Shirley Jackson: Lazer debuted in Scent Work at the HPKC trial in June with a First place in Novice Buried. At the K9 Star Barn Hunt trial in July, Lazer received his RATCH X title and several Cz8 points towards his Cz8 Gold title. At the HPKC Scent Work Trial in July, Creed earned his Novice Interior, Novice Container and Novice Exterior titles to complete his Novice Scent Work Title. He also placed in both Advanced Buried and Advanced HD. At the K9 Star Barn Hunt trial, Creed earned his Cz8s Silver Title. At the SPOTC Agility trial in August, Creed had First and Second placements in Master JWW and played FEO in the Master FAST classes, working on his start line stay. Savvy earned two Master JWW Qs with Second and Third placements at the White Sands Agility Club trial. At the HPKC Scent Work trial, Savvy earned Advanced Interior and Advanced Exterior Qs. At the K9 Star Barn Hunt trial, Savvy earned three Master’s Qs toward her RATCH X2 title and received her Cz8 Gold Title along with a HIC on the last day..
Tammy Marshall: Mabel, Talyn's Celebrate with Purple Passion earned her first point at the Toy Specialty of Alaska July 22 by going Winners Bitch, Best of Winners. and Best of Opposite Sex. At Cook Inlet all breed shows she was best bred-by and went on to a bred-by Group II..
Please join me in welcoming Kathy and Joe Harth’s new puppies: Calico's It's 5 o'clock Somewhere is a Field Spaniel. His call name is Crow. Rick is a Vizsla, and is awaiting his registered name.
Cathy Smith: Introducing RoundAbout Cleans Up At Scripts “Orek”. DOB 4/20/21 Orek is being a wonderful puppy so far. Dyson is starting to adjust. Chief babies him and is his main buddy at this time.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey made the American Bouvier des Flandres Club Performance Top 20 for the 2020-2021 competition year. She is #13 out of 126 titling Bouviers and earned her spot because of her Utility Dog and Rally Intermediate titles. This is her fourth year making it. What a good year!
Teresa Janssen: At the July Belton trial Lager earned two Premier Standard Qs. Barkley earned three Master JWW Qs, two T2B Qs and two Master FAST Qs.
Gail Claborn: At the White Sands trial in Clovis, NM. Gosh completed his Excellent Standard title. Dragon earned one QQ and accumulated several other Qs. At the Valencia Valley KC Agility trial, Gosh earned a QQ and also qualified in Standard and Jumpers on the other days. Dragon earned QQs on all three days.
Regina Edwards: At the Clovis Agility trial, Taker earned three First Places in JWW. Rio earned Firsts in both JWW and Standard. The courses were very challenging, but we had fun despite the flood in the event Center.
Joann Neal: I took miniature poodle “Friday” on the summer circuit of dog shows known as the “death march,” doing 20 shows in 26 days. First, I’d like to brag that we made it! Friday won 19 Best of Breed/Variety in 20 shows. She also got two Group Fourths, one Group Second, and one Group First in some heavy competition.
Dana Brown: Wicca and Gibbs had a great weekend at the Heart Of The Plains Kennel Club’s first Scent Work trial. Wicca qualified 7 out of 10 runs, placing in all 7. She earned her Scent Work Buried Novice title, her Scent Work Exterior Novice title, and her all around Scent Work Novice title. Not to be outdone, Gibbs earned his Scent Work Handler Discrimination Novice title and his Scent Work Exterior Advanced title.
Ronda Clark: Trip and I ventured down to San Marcos for two weekends of Dock Diving, and came home with a Junior title and a Senior title in Distance Jumping.
Regina Edwards: Taker earned two First places each in Master FAST and Master Standard at the DPOC trial in Midland. At the Oklahoma City Summer Olympic Scentwork trials, Rio earned his Master Exterior and his Master Container titles and a Master Buried leg. Taker earned his Novice Buried and Interior titles and two Container Excellent legs along with his overall Novice Scentwork title. Zippy earned his Container Advanced title and two Advanced Exterior legs.
Teresa Janssen: At the DPOC trial in June, Lager earned a First place in Premier JWW. Barkley had Qs in Standard, JWW, and Master FAST.
Dana Brown: At the Amarillo trial in May, Wicca earned her Excellent FAST title with a first place. In Midland she finished her Open JWW title..
D’Nae Wilson: Cinder earned her Novice Standard Preferred title at our May trial..
Joann Neal: At the Midland agility trials, all three dogs I was running—Tush, Shaq, and Fanny—each had a QQ along with various other Qs. Fanny also earned an Open FAST leg and a T2B leg.
At breed shows in Oklahoma City, Friday won 7 Best of Breed/Variety in 7 shows, and took a Group 4th in one show in some very tough competition.
Patti May: Johnny 5 now has two legs in Novice JWW and one in Novice Standard.
Shirley Jackson: At the North Texas Barn Hunt in May Creed earned his Cz8s Silver title. At the AOTC Agility trial he earned two Master STD Qs and an Excellent FAST Q. At the DPOC Agility trial, Creed completed his Excellent FAST title and earned a Master STD Q. At the Canine Summer Olympics in OKC on July 2nd he earned a Master JWW Q. At the North Texas Barn Hunt, Savvy earned her RATCHX title and lots of Cz8s points. At the SPOTC Agility Trial she earned two placements in Open FAST. At the AOTC trial she placed in JWW. Then at the DPOC trial Savvy finished her Open FAST title. At the Canine Summer Olympics in July, she earned two Qs toward her RATCHX2 title. She was awarded Reserve Champion, and earned several Cz8s points. At the North Texas Barn Hunt, Lazer earned two Qs towards his RATCHX title and several Cz8s points. At the Canine Summer Olympics in July, he earned one Q toward his RATCHX title and completed his Cz8s Silver Title.
Becky Orem: I now own a Border Collie! Her name is Imogene. She is out of a registered Canadian Border Collie Association dam, who is a top competing stock dog from Airdrie, Alberta. Her sire is an imported dog from Powys, Wales, who now lives in Liberty, Texas and is the top sheep dog in the U.S. in sheep herding trials (not American Kennel club but American Border Collie Sheep Dog trials). and...I am now a shepherd! I have some young ewes from Texas Tech Animal Science departments Sheep center! Needless, to say I am pretty busy.
Gail Claborn: Gail Claborn: Dragon completed his PACH2 at our trial and earned two QQs in Amarillo. Gosh completed his Excellent JWW title and earned another leg in Excellent Standard. On Sunday in Amarillo, the boys qualified in seven of their eight runs.
Regina Edwards: Rio earned both his MACH3 and his MXC (Master Agility Championship) at our trials. At the AOTC trial he earned a QQ in Preferred and 54 points towards his PACH, Taker earned two First places in Master Jumpers. At the AOTC trial, he earned two Master FAST legs and two First places..
Teresa Janssen: At the SPOTC trial, Barkley earned a Master Std Q, two Master JWW Qs, a T2B Q and a Master FAST Q. Lager earned two Premier Standard Qs. On Sunday I ran him in the regular classes (because there were no Premier Classes) and he celebrated himself with a QQ. At the Amarillo trial Barkley earned three First places in Master FAST to finish her MXF title. She also had Qs in T2B and Master JWW.
Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Breagh earned a Second Place in Excellent Jumpers..
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Two American Bouvier des Flandres Club (ABdFC) and two North American Working Bouvier Association (NAWBA) carting trials were held in Montgomery, TX, May 15th and 16th. Zoey earned 2 NAWBA High in Trials with scores of 195 and 199 out of 200. She also finished her requirements for the ABdFC Draft Dog Champion title. Also at the Amarillo May Agility trials she earned another Master Jumper Preferred leg. May was a good month for Zoey! .
Cathy Smith: Three weekends of showing in May yielded several Group placements in Owner Handler, BOV, BOS and Selects. In all, it was a great three weekends for GCH CH Roundabout Sweeps All At Scripts “Dyson “.
Joann Neal: At the El Paso KC and Mesilla Valley KC shows in Midland, minipoo Friday won the breed/variety all four days, and also won a Group 1st and two Group 4ths. At the Abilene KC Obedience trials, Tush took Second Place in a large Open B class with a 198.5. At the Agility trials in Amarillo, Tush earned a QQ. Fanny finished her AX (Excellent Standard) Title along with a T2B leg.t.
Phil Marshall, Tammy Marshall (no relation): Havanese littermates, their mom and a new pup have been busy. Here is their story, with pics, from Phil Marshall and Tammy Marshall. From the first two weekends of Midland shows, Phil's "Brio" picked up his second major and seven more points for a current total of 12 championship points. Tammy's "Jitterbug" earned two majors and 2 more points in Midland, and with the addition of three points from the Abilene weekend now has 11 championship points. Tammy's "Tassel" (Brio and Jitterbug's mom) went BOB two days and a BOS one day in Abilene. Tammy's new pup "Mabel" (Tassel daughter) earned a Group first in the 4-6 month pups in Midland and Group Two 4-6 month in Abilene..
Bonnie Brooks: Taffy finished her Novice STD and Novice JWW titles in Wichita Falls. She had three First places and two Second places, with four scores of 100 and two of 95. She had fun and is off to a great start.
Gail Claborn: Dragon completed his Senior Barn Hunt and Crazy 8 titles, and earned two QQs in Agility in Wichita Falls. Gosh qualified both in his first Barn Hunt trial and in Time2Beat in Wichita Falls
Teresa Janssen: At the trial in Wichita Falls we all trudged through the red mud and attempted to get some Qs. Barkley actually earned a QQ the first day with 40 MACH points for her effort. This completed Barkley’s MXJ title. During the next two days she accumulated a T2B Q, a Master FAST Q, and another Master JWW Q. Lager earned a Master JWW Q.
Dana Brown: At the Wichita Falls Agility trial, Wicca and I ran for the first time in 5 months. Wicca took First places in both Open Jumpers and Excellent Standard. At the Heart Of The Plains KC Barn Hunt in Lubbock. Wicca earned her Senior title and her Crazy 8s Bronze title. Gibbs played in Crazy 8s as well and earned a few more points toward his Silver.
Shirley Jackson: Oklahoma City OTC Scent Work Trial in March, Savvy earned her Novice Scent Work titles in Exterior and Handler Discrimination with placements and a Third place in Advanced Handler Discrimination. Creed earned his Novice Scent Work titles in Buried and Handler Discrimination with placements, Novice Container and Novice Interior placements. At the Wichita Falls Agility Trial in April, Savvy earned her Novice FAST title with a Third place. Creed earned his Open FAST title with a First place and took a Second place in Master JWW. At the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Barn Hunt Trial in April Savvy earned Second and Third placements toward her RATCHX title, along with 200 Cz8s points towards her Gold title. Creed earned 170 points towards his Cz8s Silver title Lazer earned Second and Third placements toward his RATCHX title and 250 Cz8s points towards his Silver title
Kate And Derek Johnson: Lucy finished her AKC championship and was BOS and BOH at the Ft. Worth Specialty. She also finished her ASCA RNX. Lucy is currently ranked #8 in ASCA as well as in the top ten in AKC OH. Peri earned her AKC HT and AKC and ASCA RA. Frankie earned her AKC HT and AKC and ASCA RA and has two new legs on her ASCA CD. LeighRoy earned her AKC PT and AKC HSAs as well as her ASCA RA. Birdie earned her AKC HSAs. Daisy, our 8 month old, celebrated her debut in the 6-9 month class by being pulled in winners once and then going RWB to the major the next time in.
Regina Edwards: At the OTCWF Agility Trial, Taker earned two First places in Master FAST and qualified in Master JWW for 22 MACH points. Rio qualified twice in Master Std and needs one more Q for his Master Century Agility title. At the HPKC Barn Hunt Trial, Rio earned 220 points in CZ8s toward his Gold title and Taker in CZ8s earned 90 points toward his Bronze title.
Joann Neal: At Agility trials in Belton, Tush earned two QQs, Shaq earned a QQQ, and Fanny achieved two Master Jumper legs and a T2B leg.
Nancy Schroeder: Nestle completed her Agility Grand Championship (AGCH) at the DAWG trial 3.14.21. She is the best partner anyone could ask for
Gail Claborn: Dragon competed in the National Agility Championships. He qualified in all four of his runs and finished 22nd out of 100 dogs in the 16-inch Preferred dogs.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Sherell GuichardThomas: Zoey completed her Rally Intermediate title (after a 2 year wait) at the Oklahoma City Obedience Club trials Easter weekend. She scored 99 at both trials with a First and a Second place..
Vicki Harris: GCHB CH Gallant's Standing Applause v Cideb Cedar CGCA TKN (Better known as Peyton) now has his new Rally Novice Title, earned at our trial.
Regina Edwards: At the Scentwork trial in El Reno, Oklahoma: Zippy finished his Handler Discrimination Novice title and earned advanced legs in Buried and Handler Discrimination. Taker finished his Container Advanced title and earned a leg in Handler Discrimination Novice. .
Dana Brown: At the Scent Work trial in El Reno, Gibbs earned his Scentwork Interior Advanced (SIA) and his Scentwork Buried Advanced (SBA) titles. He added two Advanced Container legs, two Advanced Exterior legs, and two Handler Discrimination legs as well. Wicca earned her Scentwork Interior Novice (SIN) and her Scentwork Buried Novice (SBN) titles and added two Container Novice legs, two Exterior Novice legs and one Handler Discrimination leg. She topped off the weekend by going High In Trial and High Combined on Sunday, bringing home a total of six First places, one Second, one Third, and one Fourth..
Joann Neal: At the Ft. Worth KC’s Obedience trials, Doozie earned her second Utility leg, winning First place in a class of 24 Utility B dogs with a score of 198.5. At Breed shows in Claremore, OK, Friday won the breed/variety four days out of five, and took the Group 4th on Saturday, and the Group 3rd on Sunday.
Julie Wilson: Finley (Blackwater’s Portrait of Grace) finished her ASCA championship in Conformation with back-to- back 5pt Major wins at the McKinney show.
Dana Brown: At our home show, Wicca earned her Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles with three Firsts, a Third and two Fourth places. She is now Intl/Nat/Hnr Jr Ch. Malevil's God Blessed Texas BN RN OA NAJ OF FDC RATI RATO In other news, Wicca earned her CGC, CGCA, and TKN and Gibbs earned his CGCA.
Regina Edwards: Taker finished both his Preferred Novice and his Novice Obedience titles at our trial with two Firsts and a High Scoring Preferred award and a Third place in Novice B.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her UD (Utility Dog) title on Friday 2/26/21 from the Utility A class. She was one of the only two survivors in the class out of the three days.
Gail Claborn: In Belton, Dragon completed his PAX2, including a Master Excellent JWW, and a QQQ. Gosh qualified in Excellent FAST.
Cathy Smith: Ch RoundAbout Sweeps All At Scripts aka Dyson finished his Grand Championship in Midland, han-dled by Holly Leftwich. The following weekend at the SPOTC trial Dyson completed his Rally Novice title.
Joann Neal: At the Glen Rose shows (Nolan River KC), Mini-poodle Friday finished her Grand Champion Title by going Best of Breed/Variety for a 5-point major. At the Corpus Christi Obedience Club trial, mini-poodle Fanny got two Legs from the Open B class to finish her Companion Dog Excellent title. Mini-poodle Doozie got her first Utility leg from the Utility B class. At the SPOTC Obedience trials, Fanny qualified two days in Open B with nice scores. Tush qualified all three days in Open B. On Saturday, Tush’s score was 199.5 out of a possible 200 to win the Open B class. She won High In Trial after a run-off with the winner of the Novice B class. © Carol Burks, 2021 At breed shows in Midland, mini-poodle Friday won Best of Breed/Variety on Saturday and Sunday (when the weather finally warmed enough for us to attend). I also handled the toy poodle breed/variety winner.
Keep Dana and Vernon Brown in your thoughts on the passing of their Doberman, Racy. She was a great dog and will be missed by many.
Shirley Jackson: At the December Barn Hunt in Richardson, Tx Savvy completed her Crazy8s Silver Title and earned two Master runs towards her RATCHX with a First and High In Class for one of her Qs. At the January Scent Work in Wichita Falls, Tx Savvy earned a Fourth place for her first Handler Discrimination Q, and her Novice Container title with a Third place, plus her Novice Interior title with a First place (that involves finding the scent in under 6 seconds), and a Fourth place for her first Advanced Interior Q. Creed competed in his first Scent Work trial in Wichita Falls, Tx and earned two Qs in Novice Handler Discrimination, two Qs in Novice Buried with one First place, and a First place in Exterior Novice. At the December Barn Hunt in Richardson, Tx Lazer completed two Master runs towards his RATCHX with a First and High In Class for one run, and lots of points towards his Crazy8s Silver Title.
Regina Edwards: Bree-z and Taker each earned their Farm Dog Certificates. At the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls Scentwork trial in January, Zippy earned his Buried Novice title and his overall Scent Work Novice title. He also earned two legs toward his Handler Discrimination title. Taker earned his Container Novice title and moved up to Container Advanced and where he took a First place and was the only dog to qualify out of 16 entrants. Rio earned a Master Container leg and Fourth place.
Teresa Janssen: At the Kerrville trial Barkley took First place in both Master JWW and Master FAST. Shealso picked up another T2B leg. At the WAG trial in Belton she earned two Master JWW legs with a Firstand Second place and a First place in Master FAST. At the Capitol trial in Belton she earned two MasterJWW legs and a Master FAST leg.At the Kerrville trial Lager earned First places in both Premier JWW and Premier Standard. At the Capitoltrial Lager earned a T2B leg and two Premier Standard Qs.
Margaret Freeman: To my surprise, an envelope from AKC appeared in our mailbox, containing a Title certificate for Breagh for her Master FAST title. Apparently she completed that at our November trial. Breagh loves FAST, as anyone who has seen her run can attest. Well, not just FAST, she loves Agility. It’s just that FAST is more forgiving.
Keep D'Nae Wilson, Mike Felker and Liz Brandt in your thoughts on the passing of their Leonberger, Tango. She was a great therapy dog and will be missed by many.
Keep Teresa Jenssen in your thoughts on the passing of her toy poodle, Taz. She was a great performance dog and will be missed.
Shirley Jackson: At the AOTC Agility trial, Creed earned his Excellent Standard title with First places, and his Novice FAST title, also with First places. At the OPAC trial, Creed earned four placements in Master Standard. At the SPOTC trial, Creed earned a First place in Open FAST, and two QQs with a First and a Second place.At the Canine Olympics in OKC, in Barn Hunt, Creed earned his Cz8 Bronze title and one leg in Senior with a Sec-ond place.At the AOTC Agility trial, Savvy earned a Third place in Excellent JWW. At the SPOTC trial, Savvy earned two First places in Novice FAST. At the Canine Olympics in OKC, Savvy earned four placements in RATCHX and lots of Cz8 points.At the Canine Olympics in OKC Lazer earned his Cz8 Bronze title, his RATCH title, two qualifying scores in RATCHX, and placed third in accumulated Cz8s over the three day trial.
Regina Edwards: At the AOTC trial in Amarillo, Taker earned both his Open FAST Preferred and his Excellent Standard Preferred titles with all First places. Rio earned a QQ with two First places. At the OPAC trial, Taker earned two First places in Excellent FAST and a First place in Jumpers Preferred. Rio earned two QQs with three First places, and Zippy beat him in the Standard course. I’m ecstatic to report that Zippy completed his MACH Title at the OPAC trial. He is now MACH Starfall's Goin' for the Gold. At the OKC Summer Classic (that became the fall classic) in Oklahoma City in Barn Hunt, Taker earned his RA title. Zippy earned his Exterior Novice title with a 5-second run and First place. Rio earned two Master Exterior legs and one Master Container and one Master Buried leg as well. At the SPOTC Agility trial, Taker earned his Excellent FAST Preferred and his Jumpers Preferred titles with all First places. Rio earned two more QQs bringing him knocking at the door for his MACH3.
Teresa Janssen: Since the September Newsletter . Barkley has had some great runs and one thing you can say about all her runs is that they are LOUD. At the AOTC trial she had three First place Qs in Ex JWW for her AXJ. She also earned one First place in Excellent Std, one in T2B , and one in Ex FAST. At the OPAC trial, Barkley took First place in Excellent Standard for her AX title and a First place in Ex FAST for her XF title. At the OTCWF trial, Barkley earned her first MACH points in a Master JWW class. She was 18 seconds under course time. At the SPOTC trial Barkley earned her first MACH points in a Master Standard class at 23 seconds un-der course time. At the BCKC trial she took a Master FAST Q and had some great distance handling runs in the other classes. At the AOTC trial Lager got a First place in Premier JWW. . He also got two First places in Master Standard and a Second place in Master JWW. At the OPAC trial Lager earned a T2B Q and a First place in Premier JWW. At the OTCWF trial, Lager earned a QQ in Premier, both with First places, and a First place in Master Standard. At the SPOTC trial he earned First place in Premier Standard. At the BCKC trial Lager earned another Premier QQ with a Second and a First place.
Margaret Freeman: After an 8 month trial hiatus, Breagh and I enjoyed three trials during October and November. In Amarillo, Breagh earned two First places, one in Excellent Standard and one in Master FAST. At the OPAC trial, she earned two Qs in Master FAST, one Second and one Third place. At our trial, she again showed her love for Master FAST with a First and a Second place.
Joann Neal: In Breed competition, Friday finished her Championship from the Bred-By-Exhibitor Class with a Best of Variety win over specials. She also took another Group 2nd from the classes. Her littermate Lacy finished her Grand CH, and her littermate Piper has 12 points and a Major. Friday and Lacy are in the Top Ten Minipoos in all breed points while still puppies. In Agility trials in Belton, Doozie achieved two QQQs, Tush got a QQ, Shaq won the FAST class every day with other various Qs in the regular classes, and Fanny earned her second Excellent Std leg and a T2B leg.
Keep Joann Neal in your thoughts on the passing of her miniature poodle, Chick. She was a great performance and conformation dog and have many of her kids that carry on her tradition.
Keep Margaret Freeman in your thoughts on the loss of her border collie, Barley. He was a great agility dog and companion and will be missed.
Regina Edwards: All five of my dogs earned their Trick Dog Elite Per-former titles in June. Rio earned both his RATCH and Crazy 8 SILVER titles at the North Texas Barnhunt, August 29th and 30th in Grand Prairie.
Shirley Jackson: Savvy earned her RATCH at the North Texas Barnhunt trial on August 30th.
Teresa Janssen: Lager has earned his Versatility Award from the American Miniature Schnauzer Club of America. This required the achievement of certain titles in three recognized events. His events were in Agility, Barn Hunt, and Rally. Barkley completed her Open JWW title at the Belton trial on Aug 20th. We have attended another Belton trial since then and Barkley earned both an Excellent FAST Q and an Excellent Standard Q.
Joann Neal: AGILITY. Albuquerque in March, Tush and Shaq each earned QQs, and Fanny earned two Exc JW legs. Belton August 6-9, Doozie finished her Open FAST Title, and earned her first Exc FAST leg. Tush got a QQ. Belton Aug 20-23, Tush and Doozie each got a QQ, Doozie finished her Exc FAST Title and her Master Standard Title, Fanny got a T2B leg, finished her Exc JW Title, and got her first Exc STD leg. Belton Sept 18-19, Doozie earned a QQQ, and Tush and Shaq each got QQs. BREED. Guthrie OK June 29, Puppy Friday won Best of Variety over a special for a 3-point Major in her first show. Elk City OK Aug 27-29, Friday won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners three days for 6 points. Belton Sept 5-7, Friday won Winners Bitch all 3 days for 3 more points, Best of Variety 2 days, and ended with a Group 2nd from the classes. One of Friday’s littermates finished her CH in Aurora, CO last weekend with majors: 5-5-4-5 (from the puppy class), then finished with a Group 1st on the last day.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned a Master Jumpers Preferred leg at the Andrews Agility trial. At our local Obedience trial she earned her first two Utility legs.
Gail Claborn: At our February trial, Dragon completed his Novice Obedience and Advanced Rally titles. Gosh earned two legs in Rally Novice. At the OPAC Agility trial, Gosh finished his Novice Jumpers title.
Teresa Janssen: At the Andrews trial Barkley finished her Open FAST title and earned a T2B Q and an Open JWW Q. At the Clovis trial Barkley finished her Open Standard title and earned another Open JWW Q. Lager earned two Premier Standard Qs and one Premier JWW Q. Lager had a perfect 100 score each day at our Obedience trial in Rally Novice for his title. A big thanks to Cheryl for all her help in the Rally class.
Cheryl Birdwell: Ruby earned her Companion Dog Obedience title and her Rally Advanced title at our Obedience trial. At the CPKC Agility trial, Ruby Q’d in 7 out of her 9 runs with one QQ. At the same trial, Sky Q’d in 4 out of her 6 runs with one QQ.
Joann Neal: At the SPOTC Obedience trials, Fanny finished her CD title with three First Places in Novice B. Tush qualified on Saturday and Sunday in Utility B with a First Place and a Second Place, earning 21 OTCH points from these wins. At the Tracking Club of El Paso Tracking Dog Excellent test, Doozie completed her track successfully to get her TDX title. At the CPKC Agility trials, Fanny completed her Open Standard (OA), Open JWW (OAJ), and Novice FAST titles. It was only her third weekend to compete in Agility. Doozie finished her T2B title, and passed one Master Standard and two Master JWW runs. Tush qualified in five of six runs for two QQs. Shaq achieved one QQQ, and passed another Master FAST and Master STD run .
Dana Brown: At the Clovis trial Wicca “Malevil's God Blessed Texas” earned an Open FAST leg and two Novice Jumpers legs, all with First places.
Regina Edwards: At the OPAC Agility trial Rio had a QQ and one First place and assorted other Qs. Zippy earned two QQs and now needs only one more QQ for his MACH. Taker earned two legs in Novice FAST, both with First places. At the Clovis Agility trial, Rio and Zippy earned various Qs and placements. At our Obedience and Rally trial, Taker completed his Rally Intermediate title and earned two legs in Rally Advanced.
Kaylea Ortiz: Ipsy earned her Rally Advanced Title at the SPOTC Obedience Trial, with two First places and one Second.
Liz Brandt: Our late bloomer, seven-year-old Domi, and our early bloomer, one-year-old Mischief, both passed their CGC tests. I would say it was because of their handler, but more likely, it was in spite of me. Many thanks to Cathy Smith for all her help. We could never have achieved this without her. (photo by Julie Wilson, 2020)
Kaylea Ortiz: Ipsy earned her Rally Advanced Title at the SPOTC Obedience Trial, with two First places and one S
Mary Lou Vardy: At the Capitol Dog Club trial, Secret took a First place in Novice Standard. Bliss took First place in Master Standard..
Teresa Janssen: At the WAG trial in Belton, Lager earned two Premier JWW Qs and two Premier Std Qs with three First places and one Second place. Barkley had her Agility debut at this trial. She earned two Novice Std Qs, two Novice JWW Qs, and two Novice FAST Qs with five First places and one Second place. At the CDTCA trial in Belton Lager earned one Premier Std Q with a First place. Barkley earned her final leg in each of Novice Standard, Novice Jumpers and Novice FAST, all with First places, to complete her NA, NAJ, and NF titles. Moving on up to the Open classes, she earned two Open Standard legs, both with First places, and one Open FAST leg with a Second place..
Joann Neal: At the Dog Obedience Club of Las Cruces obedience trials, Tush won the Utility B class two days with scores of 199 and 198.5, which were good for two High In Trials. The first win gave her enough points to finish her Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH). This makes her BIS BISS GCHS OTCH MACH2 Sandstorm X’s In Texas TDX VCD3 T2B MXF TQE. Tush is my 5th “triple champion” and the only dog that I’m aware of to have these three championships, and also be an all-breed Best In Show winner. At the same show, Fanny completed her Beginner Novice title with three First places. At the Tracking Club of El Paso TD test, Fanny completed her track to get her Tracking Dog title. Doozie, who already had a TD title, successfully ran her track just for fun.
Gail Claborn: Dragon finished his PACH in Wichita Falls, and Gosh earned his Novice Standard title..
Dana Brown: Wicca finished her Novice FAST title with all First places, her first Agility title. She went on to earn her first Open FAST leg and two Novice Standard legs, also all with Firsts.
Joann Neal: Tush ended the qualification period for the 2020 AKC Obedience Invitational in the top 3 Poodles (all varieties are counted as one breed), so will receive an invitation.
Regina Edwards: At the Scentwork trial in Tulsa, Rio earned all five of his Excellent Element titles: Container, Interior, Exterior, Buried and Handler Discrimination, to achieve his level title of Scent Work Excellent. Zorry earned his Buried Novice title to complete his Scent Work Novice title. Zippy qualified in Exterior Novice.
Liz Brandt and Michael Felker: Ten-year-old Tango earned her CGCA title (CGC Advanced) in December, handled by Liz.
Joann Neal: At SPOTC’s Agility trials. Tush was 5 Qs out of 6 runs with two Double Qs. Fanny was 7 Qs out of 7 runs, with one T2B leg, two Open STD legs, two Open JWW legs, two Novice B FAST legs, and six First Places. Fanny ended the 2019 qualification period as the #2 Miniature poodle in Owner-handled breed competition, even though she was only shown for one 5-day weekend in owner-handled competition, where she got 5 O-H Best in Shows.Tush received an invitation to Westminster KC’s Obedience competition in February.
Kate and Derek Johnson: At her first ASCA weekend in September, Peri took Reserve Winners Bitch at the first show and Winners Bitch/Best Of Winners the rest of the weekend. In October at her second ASCA show, Peri finished her Championship. Her sister, Lucy, took several Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex wins during those same weekends. Lucy was entered as a Special. She made the cuts to the final 6 (from over 400) at the first preshow and earned a Premier Award (only 10 bitches out of 60+ bitch specials were awarded Premiers) At the ASCA Nationals in California, Finn and Frankie earned their Beginner Novice titles. Frankie had two First places and a Second. In Rally, Finn earned his Rally Advanced title.
Teresa Janssen: At our trial Lager earned a Premier Std Q, a Premier JWW Q, and some single Master Std and Master JWW Qs.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky earned two QQs at our trial in November, and Ruby earned one QQ.
Margaret Freeman: Thanks to her youth and Dr. Ledford, Breagh recovered perfectly from the frightening paw injury she’d sustained the Monday prior to our trial. Following a weeklong enforced inactivity, she took a Second place in FAST and just celebrated her freedom for the rest of the trial.
Dana Brown: Wicca ran for the first time at our trial and earned two First places in Novice FAST. At the K-9 Star Barn Hunt trial in Plainview, Wicca earned two legs toward her Barn Hunt Senior title and earned 180 points toward her Crazy 8 title, including an awesome run of 7 rats, a tunnel and a climb. Gibbs Q'd in five of six Senior B runs and earned his Crazy 8 title.
Gail Claborn: Gail Claborn: Gosh earned his Novice FAST title at our November Agility trial. Dragon earned High in Class and Crazy 8 Rat Dominator at the Barn Hunt trial in Plainview.
Shirley Jackson: At the SPOTC trial Creed earned his first Q in Master JWW with a First place. At the K9 Star Barn Hunt he earned Q a first place in Senior and 160 Crazy 8 points. At the K9 Star Barn Hunt Savvy earned a First for High in Class and a Second place, both in Master RATCH, along with several Crazy 8 points.
Regina Edwards: At our trial, Rio earned 56 points and two QQs, with three First places and one Third. Taker earned a First place in Excellent Jumpers Preferred. Zippy earned 18 MACH points and a Second and Third place. At the K9 Star Barn Hunt in Plainview, Rio earned 5 RATCH legs and several placements. In Crazy 8s, he earned 260 points towards his Silver title. Taker finished his RATO title with a First place.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned two more legs toward her Carting championship in Albuquerque at the Rottweiler Club of New Mexico trials on November 3rd. She tied for HIT with a score of 199, but was slower than the winning dog. For the second trial she scored 199.5 only a half point out of High in Trial. She placed Second in her CI class (Carting Intermediate (off leash)) at both trials.
Michael Felker, Liz Brandt and D’Nae Wilson: At Pueblo in November, VL CH Texas Tango von Stutensee NAP CGC TKN FDC LTA (Tango) brought home two Firsts the day after her 10th birthday. She won Best in Veteran Dog Spayed or Neutered, and Best Veteran in Champion Dogs. The first win was in the Regional Leonberger Specialty show (AKC started the next day), and she was in the Veteran, Spayed or Neutered, conformation class. Her second win was Best Veteran in the Champions class, also conformation, with twenty Leos in the ring, all AKC Champions or Grand Champions.
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Savvy finished her Excellent JWW title with First places and qualified in Master JWW. Creed received a Second place in Novice FAST and a First place in Excellent JWW
Teresa Janssen: At Wichita Falls, Lager earned a QQ, a Premier JWW Q and a single Masters JWW Q. All were First places. At Andrews the dirt was wonderful and so were the courses. Lager got three QQs and two Premier JWW Qs, amassing 124 MACH points for the weekend.
Margaret Freeman: In October, Breagh took three First places in Master FAST: two in Amarillo and one in Andrews.
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Savvy finished her Excellent JWW title with First places and qualified in Master JWW. Creed received a Second place in Novice FAST and a First place in Excellent JWW
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Savvy finished her Excellent JWW title with First places and qualified in Master JWW. Creed received a Second place in Novice FAST and a First place in Excellent JWW Gail Claborn: Dragon completed both his PAX (Preferred Master Agility Excellent) and RATO (Barn Hunt Open) titles.
Dana Brown: At the Scentwork Trial in El Reno, Gibbs finished his Scentwork Container Novice, Scentwork Exterior Novice and Scentwork Buried Novice titles, which gave him the Scent Work Novice title. Racy, a first-time competitor with her first-time handler earned two Qs in Scentwork Exterior Novice, two Qs in Scentwork Buried Novice, one Q in Scentwork Interior Novice, and three Qs in Scentwork Container Novice, to earn her SCN title. Racy was also High In Trial on Friday, having qualified in all four events with the highest combined point score. Wicca made her debut, where she earned two Qs in Scentwork Interior Novice. We've also been to several Agility trials where Racy earned a couple of QQs and various single Qs. Gibbs had several near misses before earning his first Excellent Standard leg on one of Debby Wheeler's wonderful courses.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned another Master Jumpers Preferred leg in Andrews.
Regina Edwards: At the El Reno Scentwork trial Rio finished his SHDA title (Scent Handler Discrimination Advanced) with two excellent buried legs and two excellent exterior legs, one excellent interior leg and one excellent container leg with assorted placements. Zorry finished his Exterior Novice title and earned a “Buried” leg. Zippy finished both his Interior and Container Novice titles. In Agility in Amarillo Rio earned a QQ and Zippy gained some points. At the Andrews trial Rio earned two QQs and two Firsts and two Second places.
Joann Neal: At the Sooner State Kennel Club in Enid, OK, Tush won the Utility B classes both days, to add 12 more OTCH points. On one of those days, she also Double Q’d in the Agility trial. Doozie delivered a litter of 6 puppies on Oct. 26. 4 girls and 2 boys.
Phil Marshall: On his first day showing, Brio, a week shy of 7 mos. and showing in 6-9, took Best of Winners for a four point major.
Tammy Marshall: At the Havanese Regional/National in Las Vegas, Tassel received an Award of Merit and I went Best Owner Handler. Jitterbug went 4th in 6-9 puppy sweepstakes. Tassel went Second in Brood Bitch competition with her daughters Jitterbug and Jive.
Dana Brown: At the West Texas Rat Pack’s Barn Hunt in Amarillo with Marian Mcguire judging, Gibbs was High In Class on Saturday and earned 90 Crazy 8 points. Wicca Q'd 3 out of 4 runs to earn her RATO title. Wicca ran Crazy 8s for the first time and earned a total of 100 points toward her title.
Regina Edwards: Rio and Zippy earned assorted Qs and placements at the Desert Paws Agility trial in Midland. Taker earned his Open Jumpers Preferred title with a First place and earned two First places in Excellent Standard Preferred. At the Barn Hunt National Rio made it into the Top 50 and earned a Third place in Course 2 and qualified both times in Hurdles. At the West Texas Rat Pack Barn Hunt trial held over the weekend in Amarillo, Rio earned a First and Second place in RATCH and a High in Class, along with 150 Crazy 8 Silver points. Taker earned a First place in Open..
Shirley Jackson: At the Desert Paws Agility trial, Creed earned his Open Jumpers Preferred and Open Standard Preferred titles, with First places in all his four runs. At the Barn Hunt National Savvy qualified in Course 1 and hurdles, At the West Texas Rat Pack Trial in September, Savvy went 4 for 4 in Masters B with a First, High In Class, two Seconds and a Third place towards her RATCH..
Cheryl Birdwell: Our only trial in September was in Midland. Sky had three QQs, and she Q’d 8 out of 8 runs. Ruby had two QQs..
Joann Neal: In Obedience, Tush earned a Utility B First in Elk City, Ok, for four OTCH points. At the Panhandle KC shows in Amarillo, Tush came away with two Firsts and a Second, and scores of 198, 199, and 198 in Utility B for 12 OTCH points..
Cathy Smith: Introducing New Champion Round About Sweeps All At Scripts, aka Dyson.
Liz Brandt: Mischief earned his first two conformation points at the Amarillo show September 12th-15th, and showed like a pro. Thanks to Cathy Smith for his show grooming..
Phil Marshall: At his recent debut in breed competition in Amarillo at 5 1/2 months old, Brio, “TaLyn’s Brio is High in Style” took Beginner Puppy Best in Breed and Beginner Puppy Group First..
Tammy Marshall: Tassel (GCH TaLyn's Celebrate with Style) went Best Of Breed three days in Amarillo with an Owner Handler Group IV one day. Her daughter Jive (TaLyn's Nothing But Style) went Best Of Breed and Group I in Beginner Puppy on Friday. Tassel's other daughter Jitterbug (TaLyn's Always in Style) went Best of Opposite Sex in Beginner Puppy on Sunday. Miss Petey (TaLyn's Celebrate with Pizzazz) went Winners Bitch all three days and Best Of Winners two days.
Joann Neal: At the Agility trials in Levelland: Tush qualified in 7 of 8 runs for three QQs and a MACH2. Shaq earned a QQ and a Master FAST leg. Doozie had two QQs and twoT2B legs. Fanny debuted in Agility and qualified in all 8 runs in Novice STD and Novice JWW. She had 8 First Places and 6 perfect scores to finish her NA and NAJ titles. (Sorry no agility photos were available for Fanny). At Agility trials in Greeley, CO, Shaq earned a QQ and Doozie won the T2B class. At the Houston Kennel Club show Tush scored 199.5 points in Utility B, which earned her High In Trial .
Cheryl Birdwell: In Levelland, Sky finished her Novice FAST title and earned three QQs. Ruby got a QQ, also.
Jodi Pritchard: Liz ran 5 for 8 with one QQ and placed on several runs.
Shirley Jackson: At the Levelland Trial, Creed completed his Novice Standard Preferred title with a First and a Second place. He then took First place in Open Standard and also earned a First place in Open Jumpers Preferred.
Margaret Freeman: At the Levelland trial, Breagh earned 8 points in a T2B run and First places in Excellent Jumpers and Excellent FAST, to complete her Excellent FAST title.
Teresa Janssen: At our trial, Lager finished his MACH4.
Regina Edwards:Rio earned two QQs at our Agility trial in Levelland. At the OTCWF Scent Work trial he earned his SCA, his SIA, and SEA for his SWA Advanced Scentwork title at the in Wichita Falls. Rio received his Element rosettes as well as his Level Rosettes. Zippy earned a QQ at our Agility trial. Taker earned his Open Standard Preferred title and qualified in Open Jumpers Preferred. Zorry finished his SCN and his SIN Scent Work titles at the OTCWF trials. He also received his Element rosettes.
Dana Brown: We've been busy over the last month. Barn Hunt: Gibbs earned his RATS title, including a First place and High in Class and several CZ8 points. Racy earned several CZ8 points. Wicca earned her RATN title. Agility: Gibbs finished his Open JWW title and earned two legs in T2B, all with First places. Racy qualified in several runs and earned a batch of PACH points. Scent Work: Gibbs qualified twice in Novice Container, twice in Novice Buried, once in Novice Exterior, and four times in Novice Interior to earn his SIN title with a total of two Firsts, two Seconds, three Thirds, and one Fourth.
Paula Perry: Aubrey is the newest member of the Perry Pack. He was born on May 5th in Canada. We drove up and picked him up when he was 8 weeks old and weighed 13.1 pounds. He recently turned 12 weeks and weighed in at 21 pounds. He is growing like a bad weed! He is a sweet, happy, funny boy. Agnes loves him and is very tolerant. She didn’t like being alone - she needed a buddy..
Tim and Mary Jane Sampson: Kodi was awarded his Versatility Dog by the Miniature Schnauzer Club of America..
Gail Claborn: Dragon earned two Open Barn Hunt legs, a High in Class, and 100 Crazy 8 points.
At the OKC Nosework Trials in Oklahoma City, Rio achieved a Buried Advanced Title and a leg each in Interior Advanced and Handler Discrimination Advanced with the best time and First place. This was Zorro's first trial, and he earned a Container Novice leg. At the Heart of the Plains KC Barn Hunt Trial in Lubbock, Rio earned his Crazy 8 Bronze title. He also earned a RATCH (Rat Champion) leg with a First place and High Score in in the Class. I’ve just learned that Rio is the only Senior, Master and CZY8B Papillon in Texas..
Dana Brown: At HPKC's inaugural Barn Hunt trial Gibbs earned his Senior (RATS) title and Wicca earned her Novice title (RATN).
Shirley Jackson: Savvy debuted in Scent Work at the Canine Summer Olympics in Oklahoma City in June. She qualified in her two Novice interior runs with one First place. She also qualified in her two Novice Container runs. At the same event Creed received his RATO title in Barn Hunt. At the HPKC Barn Hunt, Savvy earned her Crazy Eights Bronze title..
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey made the Performance Top Twenty for the second year in a row for the American Bouvier des Flandres Club. Cruiser is the #1 Chow Chow in All Breed points through June.
Joann Neal: At the Belton Agility trials, Tush earned a 3Q, Shaq earned a 2Q and two Master FAST legs, and Doozie, Tush, and Shaq each earned several other Qs in various classes. At the Houston shows, I showed Tush five days in Utility B. She achieved four Qs with three Firsts and a Third, accumulating 21 Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) points. One of her Utility scores of 199.5
Laura Smith: In Houston at the Shoreline Shetland Sheepdog Club of Baytown Obedience specialty show, Frenzy finished her CDX, and Dealer earned High in Trial for the Novice class. At the Houston Kennel Club Obedience trials, Frenzy qualified and placed in Open on both days.
Please keep Sherell Thomas in your thoughts on the loss of Rowdy. A wonderful big guy.
Please keep Teresa Janssen in your thoughts on the loss of Radar. A great competitor and companion.
Nancy Lewis: Dash and I were invited to compete in the ProPlan Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in Avon Colorado. She was a forerunner for Agility and was in the 30 up and back weave pole competition. It was a knock-out relay event, and my sister took us out in the first round, but it was an incredible experience.
Ken Williams: In Midland Ellie earned her first PACH. In Spring, Tx, Ellie earned a QQ and her very first T2B Q. Bo was on fire going 8 for 9 with a QQ and a QQQ.
Teresa Janssen: At both trials this month, we only competed two of the three days. Either the dogs or I got sick! At Midland Lager earned a QQ, a single Standard Q, and a Premier JWW Q. At Albuquerque Lager achieved two Premier Standard Qs and a JWW Q.
Dana Brown: At the DPOC trial Gibbs finished both his Open FAST title and his Open Standard title. Racy earned her MJP4, and several Qs including another QQ.
Margaret Freeman: At the AOTC trial in Amarillo, Breagh completed her Open Jumpers title.
Joann Neal: At the Midland Agility trials, Shaq got a QQ and Tush got a QQQ. This finished Tush’s “TQX” title—Triple Q Excellent—for 10 triple Qs in Master FAST, Master Standard, and Master JWW.
Shirley Jackson: At the Desert Paws Obedience Club trial, Creed earned two First places in Novice JWW Preferred for his first Agility title. Savvy earned a First place in both Excellent JWW and Novice Standard.
Regina Edwards: Taker earned his Novice Standard Pre-ferred title with a First place at the Desert Paws trial in Mid-land. He also earned his Performer Trick Dog title. Zippy had several single Qs. Rio also earned several single Qs and a QQ.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: At the recent June Albuquerque shows, Cruiser won a Group 1, 2 and 4. Zoey earned another leg in Master Jumpers Preferred at the Amarillo shows.
Liz Brandt and Mike Felker: At Albuquerque in June, Mischief (Ex-Animo's Cruising Mischief Managed) took both a Baby Puppy 4-6-month Best of Breed, and a Beginner Puppy Variety Group One--quite a feat; all those puppies were pretty darned cute.
Kate and Derek Johnson: At the ASCA show in College Station: Finn was Reserve Winners Dog to two 5 point majors and then Winners Dog for a 5 point major to finish his ASCA championship. In Lucy's first weekend out as a Special she won two Best Of Breed and one Best of Opposite Sex. Birdie and LeighRoy both earned legs in Agility. Derek also went to the Desert Paws Agility trial in Midland. Birdie was 4 for 6 and LeighRoy qualified in an Open class.
Please keep Sherell Thomas in your thoughts on the loss of Rowdy. A wonderful big guy.
Teresa Janssen: At our SPOTC trial, Lager earned two QQs and single Qs in both Master JWW and Premier JWW. At the AOTC trial, Lager earned three QQs along with another Q in Premier JWW.
Dana Brown: Gibbs finished his Novice FAST title and earned two Open FAST Legs, two Open JWW legs and two Open STD legs with seven Firsts and one Second place. Racy finished her Open FAST title and earned a couple of Qs.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky earned her PACH 6 in Amarillo. Ruby Q’d 5 out of her 8 runs.
Margaret Freeman: At our trial, Breagh earned a First and a Second place in Excellent FAST. In Amarillo, she earned a Second place in Open Jumpers.
Shirley Jackson: Creed debuted in Agility at the May SPOTC trial and received two qualifying runs in Novice JWW and one in Novice Standard, all with Second places. At the AOTC trial in Amarillo, Creed had a qualifying run in JWW Preferred, and one in Standard Preferred, both with First places.
Regina Edwards: Taker qualified twice in Rally Intermedi-ate and once in Preferred Novice at the AOTC Obedience trial. At our May Agility trial, he earned Qs in T2B, Novice JWW and STD with First places. At the Papillon Nationals, he finished his Novice JWW title with a First place and earned a Q in Novice STD. Taker also achieved the High Scoring Pre-ferred Novice rosette. Zippy earned three straight QQs and his MXB title at our trial. He qualified in three out of six classes at the Nationals. Rio got QQs both at our trial and at the Nationals, and quali-fied in four of six classes. He also earned his MXG at our trial.
Joann Neal: At the SPOTC Agility trials, Shaq got a QQ and finished his Open FAST Title. Doozie earned two T2B legs and two Master STD Legs. Tush earned a QQQ, and all three had other assorted Qs. At the AOTC Agility trials, Shaq finished his Excellent FAST title. Shaq and Tush had other assorted Qs. At the Rio Grande KC Obedience trials in Albuquerque, Tush took a First Place and a Fourth Place in Utility B, which was good for 10 Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) points.
Cathy Smith: At the Abilene shows “Roundabout Sweeps All at Scripts”, aka Dyson, took two 3-point Majors. At 16 months of age, he needs only one more point for his Championship.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Cruiser went to the recent Abilene shows and won two Group 2s and one Group 3. In Albuquerque he earned a Group 1, Group 3 and a Reserve Best in Show. Due to his win-ning an Award of Merit at the Chow Chow National Specialty, Cruiser received an invitation to the Crufts dog show. He also earned his Grand Championship. Zoey earned another Master Jumper Preferred leg with a First place at our Agility trial, and another one with a Second place at the AOTC trial.
Please keep Mike Felker and Liz Brandt in your thoughts on the loss of VLX Tyr von Stutensee RA NAP MJP CGC TKN FDC ACH LTA. 11/06/2011 - 04/01/2019. What a great dog with a big heart.
Teresa Janssen: I went to our Specialty at Purina Farms—Schnauzapalooza. Lager got a Premier JWW Q, a T2B Q, A Master JWW Q, and a QQ. He was in the ribbons in all of them. The Mini Schnauzers had a fun exhibition Agility relay race, showcasing the top 25 Miniature Schnauzers in Agility for the year. We had so much fun doing that for the crowd! At Wichita Falls Lager got three JWW Qs and two Premier Standard Qs .
Dana Brown: In Wichita Falls Racy Q'd 6 out of 8 runs with one QQ, placing in each class including two Firsts. Gibbs earned his first Open Standard leg with a First place. In Conformation, Ruger, Merrimac’s After Midnight, a puppy from a frozen litter sired by our boy Gus, CH Merrimac the Aegean CDX RE CGC TDI took his first points at 7 months old.
Margaret Freeman: In Wichita Falls, Breagh earned First places in Excellent Standard at 46 sec. (SCT was 68 sec.), Open Jumpers at 22 sec. (SCT was 43 sec.), and Open FAST with 73 points to finish her Open FAST title.
Judy Flagle: Indy earned his Crazy 8 Bronze title at the Bosque Barnstormers Barn Hunt trial. That title requires the dog to have earned 500 C8 (Crazy 8) points. He also earned legs 7 and 8 toward his RATCH, both with Third places. He will make his Agility debut at our trial.
Bonnie Brooks: Jesse earned his CGC and passed all of his Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tests.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Cruiser received an Award of Merit at the recent Chow Nationals.
Gayle deHaas: Ziggy (GCHS Always Quantum Leap) is the Standard Schnauzer Club of America 2018 Standard Schnauzer of the Year Opposite Sex. She is the fifth ranked SSCA Standard Schnauzer in breed points and eighth in all breed points for 2018.
Kate and Derek Johnson: At the recent Nationals, Birdie earned a leg in Master Jumpers. LeighRoy earned First places in both Open Standard and Open Jumpers, and completed her Rally Intermediate title with scores of 86 and 96 points. Frankie completed her Rally Advanced title with scores of 99 and 96 points, with one First place. Peri finished her Rally Novice title with scores of 96 and 100, with one First place. Zumba completed her Beginner Novice title in Obedience (189.5 and 191.5). Lucy made the cut in the Conformation BBX class.
Joann Neal: The poodles and I attended the Poodle Club of America National Specialty Show at Purina Farms, and had a great time. In Agility, Shaq QQ’d, Tush Q’d in T2B, and Doozie Q’d in JWW. In Agility, a bitch I bred got High-Scoring Champion and High-Scoring Novice Dog. In Obedience, Doozie Q’d in Open B. In Rally, Speedy finished his Rally Excellent title. In Obedience, a bitch I bred got High-scoring Champion of Record and High Combined in Open B and Utility B. In breed competition, Fanny received an Award of Merit.
Gail Claborn: Dragon got his Rally Novice Beginner Obedience title and his Agility Time to Beat title.
Regina Edwards: Rio and I went to our first ever Nationals in Tulsa. I’d hoped just to Q in one run to get a rosette, and we ran clean in all three runs. We placed 29th out of 117 8-inch dogs. Also, Taker earned his Trick Dog Advanced title.
Kate and Derek Johnson: This was Derek's first rally trial. He and LeighRoy earned their Rally Novice title with a First and two Third places. Finn earned his Rally Intermediate title with three Fourth places. Zumba earned her Rally Intermediate title with a First, a Second, and a Third place, and also earned two legs in Beginner Novice. Frankie earned a Second and a Third place in Rally Intermediate. Derek also went to Clovis in March. Birdie earned two First places in Excellent Standard and a First in Excellent Jumpers. Tommie earned a First place in Novice Standard. In March, 18-month-old Lucy and Peri earned their CGC titles. At the regional specialty in Fort Worth, Lucy was RWB to the 5 pt major, and Finn was Select for a 5 pt major towards his Bronze level. Over the weekend we did rally. Frankie finished her Rally Intermediate title and earned her first Rally Advanced leg. Derek and LeighRoy stayed in Novice on Saturday. She won a huge class with a score of 100. On Sunday LeighRoy earned her first Rally Intermediate leg with a Fourth place and a score of 97. In her Rally debut, Peri won a huge Novice class with a score of 100.
Mike Felker and Liz Brandt: Tango was recertified as a Therapy Dog by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. That let her earn her LTA (Leonberger Therapy Award) and her VL (Versatile Leonberger).
Joann Neal: I spent three weekends in March showing Fanny in breed competition. In Kerrville, she was Best of Variety all four days, and got a Group 3rd. In Fort Worth, she was Best of Variety both days, and also got a “regular” Group 4th and an Owner-Handled Group 1st. In the five days in Claremore, OK, Fanny was Best of Variety at the five all-Breed shows, had a Group 1st in the “regular” Groups (beating the Westminster group winner, who won the group the other four days.) She also won a poodle Specialty Best In Show. In The Owner-Handler (OH) competition there she “swept.” She was O-H Best In Show all five days of the all-breed shows, and also O-H Group 1st in the Non-Sporting club show. There were nearly 400 dogs entered in the Owner-Handled competition.
Joann Neal: Joann Neal and her Miniature Poodles had a big February, finishing six Titles. At the Hobbs Kennel Club breed show, Fanny won the Variety both days, then got a Group 1st and a Reserve Best In Show on Saturday, and a Group 2nd on Sunday. At the Tracking Club of El Paso TDX Test, Shaq completed his track successfully, and got his Tracking Dog Ex-cellent (TDX) Title. This also wins him his Versatile Companion Dog 3 title, which is awarded if a dog completes at least an Obedience Utility Title, an Agility AX AXJ, and a TDX. t the SPOTC Obedience and Rally trials, Doozie finished her Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) Title from the Open B class with a score of 194. This also gets her a Versatile Companion Dog 2 Title (requiring at least a TD, OA & OAJ, and a CDX). Tush had a nice run in Utility B with a 196.5, and Speedy won two Rally Excellent legs. At the Clovis-Portales KC Agility trials, Shaq and Doozie both finished Novice FAST Titles, and Shaq got his first Open FAST leg. Tush and Shaq qualified with placements in Master Standard and Master Jumpers.
Laura Smith: At our Obedience trial Dealer won his Novice B class all three days. He earned some nice scores and finished with a 197.5 on Sunday.
Regina Edwards: Taker has been busy. He has not only earned his TKN and TKI (Trick Novice and Intermediate) titles, but also at our Obedience trial he completed his Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles. At the OPAC trial in Andrews, Rio got a QQ and all First places and Zippy got a QQ. In Clovis, Zippy got a QQ and Rio qualified in several classes with several placements. Rio has qualified for the AKC Nationals in Tulsa which begin on March 15th.
Dana Brown: At Andrews and Clovis, Gibbs earned his Novice Standard title and his first Novice FAST leg. Racy picked up a couple of Qs in Clovis despite some unusual courses, and earned her Master Excellent Preferred 3 title on Sunday to finish a tough weekend.
Margaret Freeman: In Andrews, Breagh smiled her way through both her Novice Jumpers and Novice FAST titles with two First places in each class. She also earned a First in Open FAST and a Second in Open Jumpers. In Clovis, Breagh earned a First place in Open FAST. At that trial, she had some great runs in very challenging courses
Ken Williams: The United States Australian Shepherd Association published its top 10 dogs in each Agility discipline for 2018. Bo was the Number 8 Premier Standard 20” dog for last year.
Teresa Janssen: At the Clovis trial Lager QQ’d on both Saturday and Sunday. Both days he won the Master Standard class.
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC Agility trial Savvy earned her first qualifying run in Novice Standard with a First place. At the February North Texas Barn Hunt trial, Savvy performed two qualifying runs for her RATCH with a Third and Fourth place. At the same trial Creed earned a second leg in Open with a Second place
Please remember Cathy Smith on the loss of her Mini Wire haired Dachshund, Cowboy. He was a great dog and won many friends as a therapy dog.
Joann Neal: In the Corpus Christi KC shows, Fanny won Best of Variety 3 days. On Sunday she won a Group First. In the Owner-Handler competition, she won three Group Firsts and a Best In Show. At the same shows, Tush Qualified in Obedience in Utility B two days with a First and a Fourth place. I showed Shaq for the first time in Utility one day in Glen Rose, and he qualified for his first leg. In El Paso, he qualified two of four days to finish his Utility Title. A Utility Title in 5 total tries is pretty amazing. Also at the El Paso Obedience trials, Doozie got two legs toward her CDX from the Open B class. She also won a High In Trial from the Novice B class with a 198. Speedy came out of retirement to finish Novice and Advanced Rally Titles..
Ronda Clark: Tally earned her first two legs towards her CDX her first weekend out, with scores of 195 and 196, and Second and Third placements in the Open B class. We were showing in El Paso.
Regina Edwards: The Papillons and Collie have been busy being good this month, earn-ing their Canine Good Citizen titles. Taker earned all three titles: CGC, CGCA (CGC Advanced)) and his CGCU (CGC Urban). Rio, Zippy, Zorry and Breez also earned their CGCUs..
Laura Smith: At the El Paso Obedience trials, Frenzy earned her first Open leg towards her CDX with a Second place. Dealer made his debut in the Obedience ring, earning his Companion Dog title with two Firsts and a Second place..
Phil Marshall: Vizsla “Boy” (CH Starstone Red Oak Boy Howdy CDX RN JH CGC) earned his Companion Dog Excellent title in El Paso on January 18th.
Shirley Jackson: At the North Texas Barn Hunt trial, Creed received his first leg in Open with a First place..
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey earned her American Bouvier des Flandres Club Master Draft Dog Excellent title, MDDX. Cruiser ended up the #10 Chow Chow All Breed for 2018 according to Canine Chronicle. Shown here with handler Mike Brantley and judges..
Please remember Chuck and Paula Perry on the loss of their Shar Pei, Cecil. He was a great dog.
Joann Neal: We took a trip to the Dallas breed shows, where Fanny won Best of Variety each of the four days. We went from there to Orlando, FL to the AKC Championship Show. On Friday we showed in the Owner-Handler Championship. Fanny was Best of Variety, and followed with a Group Second. On Saturday we showed in the Championship show, where Fanny got Best of Opposite Sex against a line-up of the best professional poodle handlers from all over the country. Fanny ends the year ranked as the #2 Miniature Poodle (#1 bitch) in both Breed and All-Breed rankings.
Ken Williams: Bo, Ellie, Reggie and I closed out 2018 doing Agility in Spring, Texas. My little velcro dog Ellie worked at distance and earned her Excellent FAST Preferred title with three First places. She also added a QQ with a First and a Second place. Bo was "Mister Steady" with three QQs and two Premier Standard Qs including one in the top 25%.
Regina Edwards: At the Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club Agility trial in Albuquerque, Rio QQ'd all three days. Zippy took a QQ and a QQQ. He also earned two T2B legs. In Wichita Falls Rio earned a Q in STD with 30 points and Zippy earned his T2B title, along with a QQQ and a QQ..
Gayle deHaas: Ziggy’s puppies arrived on December 26, 2018. Two boys (orange and yellow ribbons) and one girl (green ribbon). Ziggy is an awesome mom.
Ken Williams: November was a good month for Team Williams. At our SPOTC trial Bo completed his second MACH. He also added another QQ to his resume. In Houston, Bo added two QQs. At SPOTC Ellie was 3 for 6 with a QQ. In Houston, Ellie completed her Master Excellent Jumpers 3 title with a QQ and some fast runs. Also, BOTH dogs have now qualified for the AKC Agility National Champion-ships to be held in Tulsa next March.
Regina Edwards: At our trial Zippy earned two QQs and a triple Q, and qualified in T2B twice.
Bonnie Brooks: Jesse earned his Ex-cellent JWW Preferred title with a First Place at the SPOTC trial.
Teresa Janssen: At our local trial Lager qualified in 8 of his 10 runs. He achieved two QQs, two First place Qs in FAST, a Premier JWW Q, and a single Master JWW Q. At the Belton trial Lager earned a Premier QQ and a single Q in both Std and JWW.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey went to the November cart-ing trials hosted by the Rottweiler Club of New Mexico and earned two more CI (Carting Intermediate) titles. This brings her to 9 qualifying legs, and she needs only one more Bouvier club carting/draft trial leg to earn her American Bouvier des Flandres Champion Draft Dog title. She placed Third and Fourth at the trials. At our November Agility trials, she earned her AXP title by earning two legs in Excellent Standard. She also earned another Master Jumpers Preferred leg.
Shirley Jackson: At the SPOTC trial, Savvy earned a First place in Open JWW for her title.
Joann Neal: At SPOTC’s Agility trials, Tush Q’d in 7 of 8 courses, including a 3Q and a 2Q. Shaq Q’d 4 of 6 courses, including a 2Q and a Standard First Place. Doozie Q’d 5 of 9 courses. At Agility trials in Las Cruces, Tush Q’d in 4 of 6 courses, including a 2Q and three Firsts. Doozie Q’d and won a couple of JWW courses. Shaq ran well but kept finding a trouble spot in each course. At Breed shows in San Angelo, Fanny won three Group Firsts and two Reserve Bests In Show. She ended the AKC Owner-Handler year as the #1 Owner-handled Minipoo. Also, Fanny has received an invitation to Westminster as #2 Miniature Poodle this year.
Gayle DeHaas: Ziggy (GCHS Always Quantum Leap) will retire for the time being to the whelping box. The sire is GCHG CH Erregen's Little Deuce Coupe ("Cooper"). We expect puppies during Christmas week. Ziggy took BOB during her last show this year in San Angelo. She currently ranks 5th in Grand Champion points as of the end of October.
Dana Brown: At the Lubbock trial, Gibbs earned a leg in Novice Jumpers. Racy Q'd 5 out of 9 runs, with three First places, earned her T2B2 title and now has all points needed for her PACH; she just needs double Qs. Dana ran Mia for Coye who had to work, and Mia earned a Jumpers Q with a First place, a T2B Q and a Q in Master FAST.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey and I went to the American Bouvier des Flandres National Specialty at Purina Farms in October and Zoey did well. She placed First in the Rally Intermediate class and qualified in the Mas-ters Jumpers class in Agility and earned 5 PACH points. She also competed in the Multi-Level Performance award competition and came in Fourth place out of 16 competitors. Zoey also competed in two Draft Dog tests and passed both tests. By passing both of these tests, she has earned her Master Draft Dog Excellent title. Zoey was a Performance Top 20 honoree and she also earned her Bouvier Versatility Grand Championship title. In Conformation she placed Second in the Working Bitch class. The Bouvier performance stats are also out, up to June 30, 2018, and Zoey is #1 in Open Obedience and is also tied for #1 in Open and Excellent A Preferred Agility. Hooray!
Ronda Clark: Tally finished her MACH in Wichita Falls in October.
Regina Edwards: At the AOTC trial on October 5th Rio earned his MACH 2 title under judge David Nauer.
Teresa Janssen: We’ve done three trials in October —Amarillo, Wichita Falls, and Andrews. Lager earned four Premier Standard Qs, one Premier JWW Q, three FAST Qs, two T2B Qs, five Master Standard Qs, and four Master JWW Qs. Our T2B Q in Amarillo was our 75th—the amount needed for the Agility Grand Championship (AGCH), so we are going to stop competing in that class now. Our FAST Q in Andrews was our 74th, so only one more Q and we will just concentrate on those challenging Premier courses.
Ken Williams: In Wichita Falls, Ellie finished her Master Bronze Agility JWW Preferred title and Bo finished his Master Gold JWW title. Bo had two triple Qs. Ellie had three Qs. In Andrews, Ellie ran Premier for the first time on Saturday and Q'd both her Premier Stand-ard and Jumpers runs. She added a double Q and finished her Master Agility Preferred Bronze title. Bo added another triple Q to his resume. Reggie ran in the Fun Run tunnels only course on Saturday night and ran fast!
Joann Neal: At Cen-Tex Kennel Club in Belton, Fanny won two Group Firsts. In Wichita Falls agility, Shaq finished his T2B title with three nice runs. Tush and Doozie had a few Qs, and Doozie won a big JWW class. In Andrews, Doozie finished her AX title with a First (27 seconds under time), then moved up to Master Standard and won a First. She also Q’d a couple of Master JWW courses—one was 20 seconds under time. She earned two Novice FAST legs, as did Shaq. Tush achieved a QQ and another nice STD Q.
Dana and Vernon Brown: In October, we ran in Amarillo, Wichita Falls and Andrews. Racy qualified sev-eral times, earning her Master Excellent Preferred Bronze and her Master Jumpers Preferred III, and adding a total of 76 points. She also qualified in several T2B runs. Gibbs debuted in Wichita Falls, earning two Novice Jumpers legs. In Andrews, he finished his Novice Jumpers title and earned two legs in Novice Standard.
Margaret Freeman: In Andrews, Breagh ran FAST for the first time and took First place with good time and 65 points. She also earned her Open Stand-ard title with two Second places. Though we didn’t qualify thanks to a knocked bar, she completed one Novice Jumpers course in 18 seconds (SCT for that one was 49 sec.).
Shirley Jackson: At the OPAC trial, Savvy had two First places in Open JWW.
Kathy Neeper: Cashmere’s Copper Treasure TKN first Dock Diving event earned him his Senior Dock Diving title with four Second places and a Third place at a personal best of 17 feet 7 inches. Then he surprised us at the Finals with a First place in Senior Division at a personal best of 19 feet.
Kaylea Talbot: Ipsy finished her Novice Trick Dog Title in September. She also earned her first Barn Hunt titles at the Plainview trial, including the RATI and RATN, She also achieved High in Class with a time of 11 seconds and also received the Judge’s Choice award.
Please keep Joann Neal in your thoughts on the loss of her Miniature Poodle Sake. She was a wonderful multi-talented girl.
Please keep Dana and Vernon Brown in your thoughts on the loss of their Doberman Pinscher, Smooch. She was a great girl.
Regina Edwards: At the Plainview K-9 Star Barn Hunt Rio finished his RATM (Master title) and earned 120 Crazy 8 points. At the Barn Hunt Nationals he double qualified in Hurdles and won Fourth place. In Agility in Midland, Rio QQQ’d two days and earned his Master FAST title. Rio also earned his MJG (Master Jumpers Gold) title as well at Midland for qualifying 75 times in Master Jumpers. At the Plainview K-9 Star Barn Hunt, youngster Taker earned both his Instinct and Novice titles and earned a leg in Open in his very first time out.
Shirley Jackson: Savvy completed her Farm Dog Certification in August. At the K9 Stars Barn Hunt Trial Savvy earned her second Masters leg with a First place and second High in Class in Crazy 8s. At the Barn Hunt Nationals in McKinney she qualified in the top 50 and placed 38th. In Hurdles she placed 14th. At Agility trial in Midland Savvy earned her Novice Jumpers title with a First place. At the K9 Stars Barn Hunt trial Creed earned his Novice title with a First and a Third place. At the K9 Stars Barn Hunt trial Megs earned Second place for her sec-ond leg in Open. And she and her handler, Gary, received the Judge’s Award.
D’Nae Wilson: Zippo (GCH Fiva’s Zokrates) took Best of Breed both days of the Rio Pecos Kennel Club show, topping it off with a Working Group 3 on Sunday under Ms. Sharol Candace Way.
Cathy Smith: This is Roundabout Sweeps All At Scripts, aka Dyson. At 7 months old he went Best of Winners and Best of Variety over a special for a total of 4 points at his first shows in Amarillo. Thanks to Vernon Brown for showing him.
Joann Neal: I spent the last month showing Fanny in Conformation. She reached the pinnacle with an all-breed Best In Show at the Panhandle Kennel Club show in Amarillo. She also added 10 Best of Variety wins, two Group Firsts, a Group Second, a Group 3rd, and two Group 4ths in Cheyenne WY, Elk City, OK, Amarillo, and Belton.
Liz Brandt and Michael Felker: Bryn (GCH CH Tipping Point's Brynhildr CGC TKN FDC), like her uncle Tyr, has been awarded the new AKC Achiever Dog title.
Teresa Janssen: At Midland, Lager got a QQ, two FAST Qs, a Premier Standard Q, a T2B Q, and a single JWW and Standard Q. All his Qs were First places. At Albuquerque, Lager racked up two QQs, two T2B Qs, one FAST Q and a single Standard Q. Six of his Qs were First places and the other two were Second places.
Ken Williams: In Midland Ellie qualified 5 out of 8 runs with one QQ and five First Places, and finished her MXP2 and MJP2 titles. Bo had nine Qs including two QQs, two Premier Standard Qs in the top 25% and five First Places.
Margaret Freeman: In Albuquerque, Breagh earned her fourth T2B Q.
Bonnie Brooks: Jesse qualified with First place in 8 out of 8 runs at our first ASCA Agility trial to earn titles in both Jumpers and Standard.
Kate and Derek Johnson: In her Rally debut at Midland, Frankie qualified every day and earned her Rally Novice title. Lucy, at 12 months old, was shown four days for WB/BOW, WB and RWB. Mick was shown three days and earned a RWD and a WD/BOW. Translations: WB = Winners Bitch; BOW = Best of Win-ners; RWB = Reserve Winners Bitch; WD = Winners Dog; RWD = Reserve Winners Dog;.
Dana Brown: At the Farm Dog Certification test held on August 25th at Lynn and Jim Gregory's Caprock Leos farm, Gibbs, Racy, and Smooch all earned their Farm Dog Certificates. Thank you to our judges Kathy Harth and Cathy Jacobs, and a big thank you to Lynn and Jim for allowing us to move in on them for training and testing.
Kaylea Talbot: Ipsy and I earned our Farm Dog Certification title in August.
Michael Felker: Domi and Bryn completed their Farm Dog Certification titles in August. This is Domi's first title, so we're extra proud of her.
Regina Edwards: Zippy and Zorry received their Farm Dog Certifications in August. At the Nosework trials in Wichita Falls Rio earned three new titles. His Scent Interior Nov-ice or SIN title to complete all his Novice elements, and earned him his SWN title as well, Rio also earned his SCNE title or Scent Work Container Novice Elite (10 Qs in the Container class). In Levelland, Rio earned a leg in Master FAST and received one QQQ and three QQs.
Ruth Ann Parsley: Rosie earned her Scent Work Novice (SWN) title in Wichita Falls in August. To earn the SWN title, you must have earned your novice titles for all four of the scent work elements, which are Container, Interior, Exterior and Buried. Rosie accomplished this in just two weekends of trialing.
Judy Flagle: Indy qualified in 7 of 7 runs in Nose Work in the trial held in Wichita Falls in Au-gust. He earned titles in Nov A Container, Nov A Interior with one Second place, and Nov A Exte-rior with a First and Second place.
Teresa Janssen: At Levelland, Lager completed his MACH3 on the first day with his final QQ, in addition to a FAST Q and a Premier Standard Q. The rest of the weekend Lager scored two more JWW Qs, three more FAST Qs, three T2B Qs and another Premier Standard Q.
Margaret Freeman: At our Levelland trial, Breagh earned two legs in T2B with 9 and 8 points respec-tively, and took a First place in Open Standard. This was her third time in competition
Joe Harth: Hobbes debuted at the CPKC/SPOTC trial in Levelland with four Qs.
Kathy Harth: At our Levelland trial, after nearly 9 months of rest and rehab, Scout completed his Open Jumpers title and secured two legs in Excellent FAST. Calvin debuted in the same trial, and taught me a few lessons along the way. He did end up with one Q for the weekend.
Dana Brown: At the recent SPOTC / CPKC trial in Levelland Smooch qualified in a T2B run and Racy qualified for three T2B runs. Racy also earned a few more PACH points in JWW with Dana handling while Vernon was sidelined following cataract surgery. Out on the west coast, Irongate's Butterfly Kisses, "Piper" a Gibbs sister, earned her Championship, becoming Smooch's third Champion baby. She was owner handled for all except her Majors.
Ken Williams: Our Agility Marathon was completed (4 weekends in a row) in Levelland. Ellie, Bo and I were all tired. Ellie had fun with two Qs. Bo finished with triple Qs on Thursday and Friday and a QQ on Sunday and a total of 10 Qs for the trial. Before that we were in Houston. Ellie had two QQs with 7 total Qs. Bo earned two QQs with 8 Qs, including two of those in Premier Standard in the top 25%.
Cheryl Birdwell: Ruby jumped in the 16" Preferred class at our trial for the first time, and it did seem to be a good fit for her. She got her first Q in Excellent FAST and a QQ on the last day, along with assorted single Qs. Sky also QQsd on the last day.
Joann Neal: At SPOTCs August Agility trials Tush earned two QQQs and other qualifying runs. Shaq earned two QQs along with other qualifiers and a First in T2B. He finished his MX and MXJ titles. Doozie finished her MXJ and got an AX leg. In the AKC Conformation Breed rankings through the end of July, Fanny had moved up to #2 Miniature poodle in both breed and all-breed rankings.
Jodi Pritchard: Introducing Trilogy Count it all Joy, Joy.
Teresa Janssen: Introducing the new baby Schnauzer to the Janssen family Southcross Original Dream Team aka Barkley. This will be the first girl Schnauzer for me. It's going to be interesting.
Cheryl Nichols: Introducing Dottie Pepper, my new puppy. She's a 13-week-old bi-black Sheltie.
Liz Brandt and Mike Felker: Tyr, SPOTC's very own Leonberger, has been awarded both a Leonberger Versatility Advanced title and a Leonberger Versatility Excellent title by the Leonberger Club of America. In addition, AKC sent him an Achiever Dog certificate. Tyr, Liz, and Mike love and appreciate all our friends who helped Tyr gather that string of let-ters.
Sherell Guichard-Thomas: Zoey recently earned her THD which is a therapy dog title from AKC that requires 50 visits.
Cheryl Birdwell: Sky earned her PACH 5 at Belton in mid-July. She also finished the AKC titling period that ended June 30 as the #1 Preferred German Shepherd in the country. This means that she is invited to compete in the AKC Agility Invitational in Florida in December. We are very proud of her!
Patti May: Wile E got a Jump-ers "Q" in Ruidoso in the unbe-lievable heat at an outdoor trial!
Ken Williams: Bo and Ellie competed in their first ASCA trial in Midland in July. Bo Q'd 10 of 11 runs with five First places. Ellie Q'd 6 of 8 runs, all with First places.
Joann Neal: I took Miniature Poodle Fanny on the TX-OK show circuit, showing in 23 shows (including 5 spe-cialty shows) in 26 days. She got 23 straight Best of Breed/Variety wins, including 1 Reserve Best in Show, 3 Group Firsts (including the prestigious Houston Kennel Club show), 2 Group Seconds, 2 Group Thirds, 1 Group Fourth, and a Specialty Best in Show. In Owner-Handled competition, she had 4 Best in Shows, 1 Reserve BIS, 9 Group Firsts, and 3 Group Seconds. She appeared on AKC.tv live streaming in Group and Best in Show at the HKC. Three of my dogs received invitations to the AKC Obedience Classic in Orlando: Tush in Open and Utility, Shaq in Open, and Doozie in Novice. This is based on scores the dogs earned in competition in the past year.
Regina Edwards: At the Oklahoma City Summer Olympics Nose-work trial Rio earned a new title: Scent Handler Discrimination Novice or SHDN. He also earned his eighth leg in Novice Container Elite, a leg in Con-tainer Advanced, his second leg in Interior Novice, and a first leg in Exterior Advanced
Shirley Jackson: At the North Texas Barn Hunt trials in Oklahoma City, Savvy finished her Senior title with a First place and High in Class. She went on to get her first leg in Masters with a First place. Creed's first time to trial resulted in an Instinct title and his first leg in Novice with a Sec-ond place.
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 correct 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 Qd 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 Qd 9 of his 12 runs. At the Belton trial, he Qd 11 of his 13 runs, and at the Wichita Falls trial he Qd 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 Qs 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 QQQd 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 Qd 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 Jumpers 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. Levis 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 Qd 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.