Brags from the November - December 2008 Newsletter
Terri Poirier is pleased to report that Trevor earned three qualifying runs including another double Q at the Tri-County Agility trial and now is only 142 MACH points away.
Lynn Uram tells us that...On November 8th at the Admiral Perry agility trial in Edinboro, PA, Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither, AX, MXJ, CGC ("Elsa") QQ'ed, earned her 9th MX leg, and picked up 11 MACH points. She and Elaine Mayowski are on fire!! We're so excited that Elsa's Master Standard title is just around the corner!
Julie Iverson tells us that...Homespun Shelties is proud to announce that Weaver has earned a couple of new titles. We went to our first Teacup Agility trial on November 15 and Weaver qualified in 3 standard runs and 2 game runs all with first places. He earned his TBAD (teacup beginner agility dog title) and has 2 legs towards his games title. We then went to the Tamarack Lake agility trial the following weekend and Weaver qualified in 4 of the 6 runs all with first places. He earned his NAP title. He is now Am/Can Ch. Homespun Dream Weaver AX AXJ NAP NAJ CGC TDI AG-N AG-NJ.
Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-O, JS-O, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned her Novice Jumper Preferred title on November 29th at the Youngstown All-Breed Training Club agility trial in Washingtonville, with a 1st place.
Lynn Uram tells us that...On November 30th, CastleGate's Mercy Me ("Zelda") made her agility debut in Novice Jumpers at the Youngstown All Breed Training Club's agility trial in Washingtonville, OH. She ran beautifully and not only qualified but also took first place in the 16" Novice JWW class. I'm very proud of my Baby Girl!!
Elaine Kelvington tells us that…On Sunday, Nov. 30, Sawyer aka CH Kelvington's Talisman CD, RE, NAJ, NA, TDI, CGC got his first standard open leg with a perfect run and a third place. Thanks for listening!
Lynn Uram tells us that...The CastleGate kids had lots of fun at the Clarion Canine Obedience Club's agility trial in Edinboro, PA on December 5th-7th. On Friday, Elsa finished her Master Agility Excellent (MX) title, and in addition to finishing her title, she also earned her seventh QQ and reached the milestone of 100 MACH points. It was quite an exciting day for us, and we can't thank Elaine Mayowski enough for the fabulous job that she does training and showing Elsa.
AND…The weekend got even better when Zelda (CastleGate's Mercy Me) and I qualified on the Novice Jumpers course on Saturday and earned Zelda's second Novice Jumpers leg. As an added bonus, Zelda took first place again in the 16" Novice Jumpers class. It was a snowy and cold weekend but well worth the trip.
Lindsay and Maureen Spitznogle tell us that…Anistar Shelties is thrilled and proud to announce a new Champion !! On Saturday November 15th in Columbus, at the Lima Kennel Club show under Judge James E. Noe, Jade Mist Anistar Andante - "Annie" was WB/BOS for her second major and to finish her Championship ! Annie was owner/ handled.
Elizabeth Brinkley tells us that...At the Central VA SSC back to back Specialty Matches our biblack boy, Dante's Rocket Man went Best Male Puppy and Runner Up to Best Puppy in Match at the first match under judge Terry Jennings. Rocket then took Best Male Puppy and Best Puppy in Match at the second match under judge John Rueckert. His sister. Winmar Dante's Star Spangled Girl (Sophie) took a class second and a class First despite bunny hopping around the ring. She was having entirely too much fun. These pups were 4 months and 6 days old at the match. We were just glad they walked around the ring - the wins under breeder judges were the icing on the cake.
Dana Jones of Splendale Shelties is proud to announce that...Splendales Court Jester went Winners Dog at the Agathon Kennel Club show on November 22. He was expertly handled by Katie Grabowski. This brings Jess to 5 points. Sincere thanks to Katie who did a wonderful job in the ring with him.
Brags from the October 2008 Newsletter
Terri Poirier reports that Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, OF) had another good weekend at the Greater St Louis Agility trial. Trevor qualified 4 out of 6 runs earning another DQ which now gives him 23 DQ and two jumpers leg. Trevor now has 583 MACH points and needs 167 more points. It is significant that this wekend Trevor did his table command for all 3 days. The retraining of the table for the past two months has paid off.
Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...while working on her jumping issues, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-O, JS-O, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, spent the weekend in North Olmsted running in the Preferred classes. Hannah earned two Novice Jumper Preferred legs and one Novice Standard Preferred leg, all with 1st places.
Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that…At the Clarion agility trial on November 2nd in Edinboro, PA, Elsa and Elaine had a blast!! At that trial, Elsa earned her 5th QQ, her 8th MX leg, 10 MACH points, and a fourth place finish in the 16" Excellent B JWW class. Thanks, Elaine!! We really appreciate the wonderful job that you do with Elsa in the agility ring.
Jackie Herbein is pleased to announce that Patented Classical Form (Rondo), UD, MX, MXJ, MXP2, MJP3 happily barked and generally partied his way to his Rally Advanced Excellent title at the WCOTC Obedience and Rally Trials on Friday September 26 in Delmont. Not to be outdone by his older brother, on Sunday at the same trials Homespun Classical Style (Trio) CDX, RA, MX, MXJ earned his second Utility A leg with a third place finish and high scoring sheltie in the class.
Marlana Tice tells us that...Emprise Just Three Wishes, OAJ "Justi" competed for the first time in an obedience trial at the Youngstown All Breed Obedience Trial on October 25th and 26th. Justi qualified both days giving her 2 legs toward her CD Title. Justi was bred by and is co-owned with Diane Troese out of CH Patented Emprise Forevermore X CH Emprise Silver Lining - "Princess Pinta".
Karen Jacobs is pleased to announce that Splendale Storee of Hope, call name Hope and Casia Taylor Made, call name Taylor passed their CGC and TDI test Saturday, October 25th at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Pittsburgh. Kenn and I are very pleased to add two more dogs into the rotation for Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. Hope and Taylor will begin visitation to the Skilled Care Unit in January of 2009.
Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Today
(Saturday) at the Fort Steuben Kennel Association show, CH Kelvington's Once 'N
A Blue Moon aka "Solomon" was awarded BOB and then a Herding Group 2 under
judge Stephen Hubbell. There were 34 total entries, 6 of which were
specials! Thanks so much for the phenomenal cheering section! I think most of
the sheltie club stayed to cheer us on which was very much appreciated. Solomon
was just positive that all of the cheering was for him! (And he was right!)
Solomon is out of CH Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying and CH Kelben Blue Flame CD,
RN, NAJ AJP, CGC, CGC (Owned by Lynn Uram.) Thank-you for listening!
Friday) at the Laurel Highlands Show at Cumberland, Kelvington's Tri Mendous aka
"Salma" got Winner's Bitch for her very first point! She has had several
reserves and even one major reserve, so we are thrilled that she finally got
that first point! Her litter brother, CH. Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon
aka "Solomon" was awarded Best of Breed over the three other specials.
Interestingly enough, the judge, Keke Kahn had also awarded a 4 point major to
their dam, CH. Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying aka "Sony" at the New Castle shows 2
years ago. Salma and Solomon's sire is Lynn Uram’s blue boy, Am/C CH. Kelbren
Blue Flame CD, RN, NAJ, AJP, CGC. Thanks for listening!
We began our Cumberland show weekend on Friday (Laurel Highlands show) with Salma winning Winner's bitch for her very first point and Solomon getting Best of Breed (over the other specials). We were excited with that, but then Solomon had two more repeat performances! He got Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday both, at the Upper Potomac Valley shows. What an incredible weekend! Salma is Kelvington's Tri Mendous and Solomon is CH. Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon. They are litter mates out of CH. Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying aka Sony and A/C CH Kelbren Blue Flame, CD, RN, NAJ, AJP, CGC (owned by Lynn Uram). Thanks for letting us share our good news!
Ch Suntera City Life "Austin" hits 50 BOB's. Owned by Roe and Ed George, bred by Colleen Gentilcore and shown by the Sunway team, Nick Joines, Joel Mc Carty and Marni Sharoff. Austin, recently at the Monticello KC in NY won a group 1. He has qualified in the number 3 position for Eukanuba national championship show in Longbeach, California.
Glendowers' C'ville Teddy Bear, "Teddy" recently won 2 single points and 2 points to give him a total of 4 points in his quest for his CH. He is owner bred and handled.
Marlana Tice tells us that...In a limited 20 shows in the past year, CH Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OA, OAJ "Marko" received 13 Best of Breeds which was enough to rank him as one of the top 25 dogs in the country and for him to qualify for the 2008 Eukanuba National Invitational Championship Show to be held in Long Beach, CA in December. Marko was bred by and is co-owned by Joanna Fortson. Joanna and I are extremely proud of the accomplishments of this exclusive owner handled dog. Marko is out of CH Merlyn's Just Askn, CD "Mickey" X Damingo Christmas Treasure, CD "Noel" who is owned by Kenn and Karen Jacobs.
Gloria and Ken Hansen wants to share some great news...Belaire’s Little Bit Country “Lola” sired by AM/CAN CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride VCX “JJ” ex Mac Nel’s Olympic Gold (pts) at the Interstate Shetland Sheepdog Club Specialty on October 5th took Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a 5pt major specialty win. The Judge was Jo Virden and she made the comment that from the moment Lola walked into the ring she knew she would be her winners bitch!! We can not Thank her enough for seeing the quality in our lovely homebred bitch. Lola is the sister to CH Belaire’s Town N Country that just finished this past May. Our Thanks also goes to Cadie Pruss who handles our dogs with such expertise!!
For the first time, we are PROUD to announce that Belaire has it’s first “MACH” dog. MACH Belaire’s Circle Of Life CGC, AD, AAD , “Shine” owned, trained and loved by Nancy Craig finished his Master Agility Championship at the Erie Kennel Club Agility Trial on October 19. Shine is sired by AM/CAN CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride VCX “JJ” ex Sandylwood-Belaire Take A Bow. We Congratulate Shine and Nancy for all their hard work and for bringing home a MACH to Belaire!!!!
Handled by Jackie Herbein, Patented Classical Form (Rondo), UD, MX, MXJ, MXP2, MJP3 earned his Rally Advanced Excellent title at the WCOTC Obedience and Rally Trials on Friday September 26 in Delmont.
Brags from the September 2008 Newsletter
Terri Poirier reports that at recent Capitol Canine Training Club of Springfield, IL trial, Trevor qualified 3 out of 4 runs including a DQ. Trevor now has 22 DQ and 551 MACH points... only 199 left to go. Trevor also earned a 2nd and 3rd placement at those shows.
Tom and Charlotte Deibert are happy to announce that Glendower Morningstar Delite RA NA NF earned his NAJ title on 9/4/08 at the McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers AKC agility trial held in Eugene, OR. Micah had a clean run with a score of 100, completed the course in 22.7 sec. (SCT 39 sec.), and placed first in his class. They are delighted with how much Micah truly loves competing in the agility ring and are looking forward to his next trial in January 2009!
Lynn Uram tells us that...On September 5th and 6th at the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Club's agility trial in North Olmsted, Ohio, Elsa earned two QQ's and finished her Master Jumpers title. She and Elaine Mayowski were burning up the rings, and we are so grateful to Elaine for the wonderful job that she does with our Elsa Girl!
AND...At the same trial, Geraldo and I qualified all three days in Excellent Jumpers and added ten MACH points to his treasure chest.
AND...Geraldo and I had an awesome weekend at the Beaver County Kennel Club's agility trial on September 12-14. We Q'ed on five of our six runs which gave us our 13th and 14th QQ's this year. Geraldo has spent more time in the conformation ring lately than in the agility ring, so it was really nice to have such a great agility weekend in between his conformation shows.
AND...Elsa had a nice weekend too. She earned her sixth MX leg and ten MACH points at that trial.
Our thanks to Elaine Mayowski for the great job that she always does with Elsa.
AND…Elaine Mayowski and Elsa are continuing to burn up the agility rings!! <G> On September 20th and 21st at the Shiba Club's trial in Edinboro, PA, Elsa and Elaine earned Elsa's fourth QQ, her seventh MX leg, and 14 MACH points. We are delighted with those results!
Nancy Whitley tells us that...Sterling received his first leg Excellent A in Jumpers with Weaves at the Beaver County Kennel Club Agility Trial on Friday, September 12. His first time out in Excellent.
Carol DeMoss and Royanne Mac are proud to announce that Gaelen earned his masters jumper title and his retirement. He is now Ch Merrylea Kaskade Wayward Wind, OA, MXJ , NF.
Julie Iverson tells us that...September 14, at the Beaver Agility trial "Christy" (Am/Can Ch Homespun Dream Weaver AX AXJ TDI AG-N AG-NJ x Allspice Cartel Everafter) completed her Novice Agility Jumpers title with a first place! I'm thrilled with her accomplishment. Hopefully this is the beginning of a wonderful agility career. She is now Homespun Allspice Silverlicious NAJ.
Terri Poirier is pleased to report that Joy (Saranac Fields of Joy) earned her Championship at the Des Moines Kennel Club on Sept 7th by earning WB and BOW for her last major. Joy is by CH Lynnlea's in the Line of Fire x CH Saranac Critics Choice. She is a Jordan granddaughter. Joy is still two years old.
Belaire's Little Bit Country (Lola), owned and bred by Ken and Gloria Hansen went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at the Altoona Dog Show. Expertly handled by Cadie Pruss of Acadia Shelties.
Rusty Cromer & Debbie Hull report that Cache’ completed her championship title by winning her second major under Judge Alan E. Bennett at the Mid-Susquehanna Valley KC in Middleburg, PA on August 23rd. Sired by Ch Willow Cove?s Wild Card, ROM out of Macdega Providence, Cache? now sports the title, BISS CH Macdega Provence. Thanks to her breeders, Cheryl Moon Kelly and Tom & Nioma Coen for so graciously sharing her with us. A Very Special Thanks to Lindsay Spitznogle who presents her so eloquently. (Picture on right.)
UPDATE: On Saturday, September 20th at the Butler County KC show, Lindsay and Cache? made their Specials Debut. Not only did they go BOB, the team went on to win the Herding Group judged by John Connolly. We were elated to say the least as we received the news via text message during intermission at the Benedum. It took quite a bit of self restraint not to yell and keep the phone from going airborne. Needless to say, all of the vocalizations at the end of the performance weren’t just for the spectacular performance of the Wicked cast, they were for Lindsay and Cache? as well. Thank you for fulfilling yet another dream!!!
Debbie Miller-Gurchak tells us that...Hollybush's It's About Thyme achieved her PT in herding. Handled by Lynn Schaber of Fairwood Shelties on September 19 and 20th at the Buckeye All-Breed Herding Association held at the Hadobar Farms in Ohio. Judged by Judith Bigham and Dana Hasemeier Heather had her way with those stubborn sheep! We wish to thank Lynn for all of her hard work training and finding the time to make this happen. I hope to made Heather our first VC or VCX dog at Hollybush Shelties. Heather is another wonderful Chet daughter...thank you Lynn Uram.
Walter Piroth tells us that...My little rescue, Willow barked for the first time since she had me adopt her. This happened on Monday September 22, 82 days after she moved in. Apparently not vocalizing is not unusual for a puppy mill dog. She is making her way back.
Brags from the August 2008 Newsletter
Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...At the Buckeye Australian Shepherd Club ASCA agility trial on August 2nd & 3rd in Washingtonville OH, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-O, JS-O, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned 3 Elite Standard legs, all with 2nd places.
Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Friday at the Youngstown All Breed Club Agility trial at Washingtonville, Sawyer got his third leg in the Novice jumps with weaves to finish his Novice Jumps with Weave agility title. He also had a perfect run, was well under time and got a First Place! Sawyer has now surpassed Shimano for the most titles held by one of our dogs. Shimano had 8 titles and Sawyer now has 9! I am tickled pink. Thanks for listening.
Debbie Miller-Gurchak tells us that...Shamont's Paden Blu CD RN (Ch Aynsworth Silver Moonlight ROM x Shamont Most Unusual Day NAJ) can now add another title to his name...Ellis completed his NAJ with Lynn Uram handling him to a great run winning 1st place at the Greater Pgh. Golden Retriever Club Agility Trial on July 20. Ellis welcomed the judge and many others in the ring! His exuberance for working has made him a great performance companion. Lynn will be taking him further in the Open ring...Good luck!
Anne Foreman and Terri Poirier are pleased to announce that our homebred boy, Jordan (CH Saranac Playing for Keeps) became eligible for the honor of ASSA Register of Merit (ROM) when champion # 10 finished on July 27th. CH # 10 Aynsworth Belle O’Windrush finished with her last major under Sulie Greendale-Paveza. It is significant that Jordan earned his first specialty win as a puppy under Sulie Greendale-Paveza. Jordan joins his dad, CH Cameo Friday Night as a ROM, in limited number of breedings. Jordan is 9 years young and siring. A special thanks to the breeders and owners for believing in Jordan kids: Deana Olsen, Ellen Worthington, Cathy Gorman, Frank Fletcher, Cindi and Jim Landers, and Linda Urbanek. Jordan is also the sire of performance kids including Dury Voe Don’t Blink, NAJ, NA (Owner: Nancy Porta) and CH Trevor, a VCX CH who is nearing his MACH agility title and who lives with Terri. The Jordan CH kids include 8 girls and 2 boys and are in all colors except for biblue and include: # 1 CH Figures Promises to Keep (Julia) – sable/white, ASSA futurity placement specialty winner, BOB, and Group l, # 2 CH Saranac Bi Chance, MX, MXJ, OF, CD, HT, CGC, VCX (Trevor) – biblack, sweeps winner, # 3 CH Saranac Critics Choice (Jessica) – sable/white, multi sweeps, BOB, and group placement, # 4 CH Lynmarr’s Rekindled Dream (Lily) – blue merle, sweeps winner, # 5 CH Springmist Notorious (Grant) – sable/white, multi specialty winner and sweeps winner, #6 CH Aynsworth Edge of Night (Gaynor) – tri, ASSA futurity placement, ASSA class winner, multi specialty/sweeps winner, BOB, # 7 CH Saranac Winning with Syle (Chaya) – blue merle, BOB, group placement, # 8 CH Saranac Meet Me in St Louis (Annie) – blue merle, BOB, # 9 CH Springmist the Lady in Question (Rita) – biblack, best in specialty show, # 10 CH Aynsworth Belle O’Windrush (Belle) – tri, BOB.
Cathy Harvey tells us that...Today at Canfield, Tangee -- Casia's Homespun Dreamsicle -- was Winners Bitch for a 3 point major. Tangee now has 5 points and 1 major towards her championship.
AND...Casia Shelties would like to announce that on August 1, 2008, in Canfield, OH, Tangee, Casia's Homespun Dreamsicle, was Winners Bitch for a 3 point major. Tangee now has 6 points with one major out of the way. Tangee does everything I ask of her whether it is in the conformation ring or in agility classes. I know she will be following in her mother's footsteps and finishing her championship.
From Barb Westerman...I am very proud to announce that my Benjamin can now be referred to as CH Merlyn's Mark Of Fire NJP!! (unofficially at least until AKC approves). Benjamin received his 2nd major Saturday at the Beaver County Kennel Club show in Canfield, Ohio. He was expertly handled to both majors by his buddy Zana Friend. A big thanks to everyone who was there and cheered for him. I was so happy that I could be there to see him finish and to share it with so many friends. Benjamin won both of his majors with Zana in just 4 showings together!! His first major was won Memorial Day and finding majors this summer has not been an easy task, with the entries being down. For various reasons, Benjamin's show career started a little later in life. So this win was especially sweet, as he turned 10 in June, proving that quality can last!! Thanks for letting me brag about my special boy.
Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Sunday at the Lorain Kennel Club Show, Solomon aka "Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon" got Winner's Dog and Best of Opposite Sex for one more point. Two more singles to go! Salma, his tri litter mate, was Reserve Winner's Bitch! Thanks for listening!
AND...At the St. Clairsville Kennel Club Show on Sunday Solomon aka "Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon" was Winner Dog, Best of Opposite Sex and Best of Winners for one more point. That puts him at 14 points and both majors. One more point to finish his championship! His litter mate, Salma aka "Kelvington's Tri Mendous" was Reserve Winner's Bitch. Thanks for listening!
AND...Friday at the Sugarbush Kennel Club dog show "Solomon" aka Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon got Winner's Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed to finish his Championship in style. Solomon is out of Sony (CH Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying) and Chet (CH Kelbren Blue Flame CD, RN, NAJ, OJP. (Owned by Lynn Uram) That makes Champion number one for both of them. Needless to say, both Lynn and I are extremely happy! As an update: Today at the Sugarbush Kennel Club Dog show, Solomon got Best of Breed again! Thanks for all of the support and for listening to our brags. Now, on to agility!
Lynn Uram tells us that...On August 14th in Muncie, IN, CastleGate's Daily News MX, MXJ, CGC, CL2-R, CL2-S was Winners Dog under breeder judge Sue Christie. The following day, he was Winners Dog again under F. Susan Godek. Judy Stachowski showed Geraldo to both of those wins, and we're delighted with how well she and Geraldo are clicking in the ring.
AND...On August 23rd, Geraldo (CastleGate' s Daily News MX, MXJ, CGC, CL2-R, CL2-S) was WD/BW at the SugarBush Kennel Club under Raymond Filburn, Jr. On Sunday, he was WD at the Western Reserve Kennel Club under James Frederiksen. Geraldo was beautifully presented to both of those wins by Judy Stachowski. Geraldo and Judy are really on a roll, and we love it!!
At the Columbiana Kennel Club Show in Canfield, OH on August 1st, with a quality packed, top ranked Best of Breed competition, CH Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OA, OAJ, "Marko" took Best of Breed under judge Mrs. Meredith Johnson-Snyder. Marko is exclusively handled by owner, Marlana Tice and was bred and is co-owned by Joanna Fortson.
AND...At the Tioga County Kennel Club show in Owego, NY on August 16th and 17th, Damingo Young Gun, "Gunner" took Winners Dog on Saturday under Judge Mrs. Deborah Anthony and again on Sunday under Judge Mr. David Anthony for 2 more points. Gunner now has 12 points with 1 major. We hope that we can get that last "hard to find major" for him to finish his championship. Gunner is out of BISS CH Damingo Colt Forty-Five, RN, CGC X Damingo Ladysmith and Wesson, bred and owned by Joanna Fortson and is handled by Marlana Tice.
AND...Another Damingo Boy did well at the Owego, NY show also. CH Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OA, OAJ, "Marko" took Best of Breed both days and a Group 4 Placement on Sunday under Judge Raymond Filburn. (Both Damingo Boys were groomed to perfection by Diane Troese of Emprise Shelties while Joanna was visiting family in South Carolina.) Marko has gathered a total of 32 Best of Breeds and 13 Group Placements so far during his conformation campaign.
Brag from Libby Wade...Dunade is very proud to announce that Kenny, Cathance Kirby Kenji, became the 24th Champion for Dunade Shelties on August 10, 2008 at Harrisburg KC under Robert Fetter. Thanks also to judges: Carol Duffy, Levi Marsman, David Bolus, Irene Bivin, Lee Canalizo, Edd E Laurin, and Joyce Beddow. Also a huge thanks to Kathy Glorioso for her expert handling of Kenny. Kenny is the first Champion for his sire, CH Silver Sion Grat Vega ex Cathance Cascata. Kenny is co-owned with his breeders, Diana Morgan and Lynda Bernier.
Cathy Harvey tells us that...Casia Shelties would like to announce the arrival of our first AOAC litter. Casia's Tri'n To Be Blue is the proud momma to six healthy puppies. She had two blue girls, two blue boys and two tri boys. All puppies are fat, happy, and healthy.
Barb Westerman of Gypsy Sheltland Sheepdogs is very proud to announce... That my Benjamin can now be referred to as CH Merlyn's Mark Of Fire NJP!!
Benjamin received his 2nd major Saturday at the Beaver County Kennel Club show in Canfield, Ohio. He was expertly handled to both majors by his buddy Zana Friend. A big thanks to everyone who was there and cheered for him. I was so happy that I could be there to see him finish and to share it with so many friends.
Benjamin won both of his majors with Zana in just 4 showings together!! His first major was won Memorial Day and finding majors this summer has not been an easy task, with the entries being down.
For various reasons, Benjamin's show career started a little later in life. So this win was especially sweet, as he turned 10 in June, proving that quality can last!!
Brags from the July 2008 Newsletter
Terri Poirier reports that at Missouri Rhineland Agilty weekend trial. Trevor qualified 3 out 4 runs and earned his 20th DQ and now courts 502 points. (only 248 points left for his MACH).
at recent Greater St Louis and Gateway Agility club trials, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, OF, VCX) qualified 4 out of 8 runs and earned his 21st DQ and now has 518 MACH points. Terri did not run him in standard the whole weekend as she is attempting to retrain him on the table. Friends ran him in standard including 2 qualifying runs even with a person who had never run him nor worked with him.
Marlana Tice reports...In a limited 9 shows this year, during the month of June and the 4th of July weekend, CH Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OA, OAJ, "Marko" managed to win Best of Breed 6 out of the 9 shows. He also obtained a Group 2 Placement at the Erie County Kennel Club show under judge Sandra Wolfskill and a Group 3 Placement at the Conewango Valley Kennel Club show in Stockton, NY under judge Pete Dawkins. As always, Marko is handled by me. He is co-owned with his breeder Joanna Fortson.
Brag from Ken and Gloria Hansen....Lola, "Belaire's Little Bit Country" sired by AM/CAN CH TarRi Kylenes Country Pride VCX ex MacNel's Olympic Gold went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 2pts., at the Lackawanna Kennel Club Show under judge Robert J. Moore. She is the full sister to Lainey, "CH Belaire's Town N Country" that just finished this spring. We owe our great thanks for each win to Cadie Pruss of Acadia Shelties for handling her so well. She also went Reserve on Sunday with the judge making the remark how beautiful the Open Sable and White class was. It was very nice of her to comment on that!!!
Lola also went Winners Bitch and Best Of Winners at the Nita Nee Dog Show on Saturday July 19, 2008 under judge Marjorie A. Tuff. As always handed by Cadie Pruss. Thank you :). Lola is well on her way!
Elizabeth Brinkley tells us that...Keystone Bi Invitation was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners at Bushy Run KC for two points.
Lynn Uram tells us that...On July 11th and 12th at the CABTC agility trial in North Olmsted, Ohio, Elsa earned her second and third MX legs and picked up five MACH points along the way. At the same trial, Geraldo earned two additional Excellent Jumpers legs and eight MACH points. If we could have just combined those four runs, we'd have had two QQ's. <G> We want to thank Elsa's handler, Elaine Mayowski, for running Elsa so beautifully this weekend!
Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...At the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club agility trial on July 19th in Cheswick, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-O, JS-O, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned another Master Excellent Jumper leg.
Nancy Whitley tell us that...Merlyn's Sterling Silver (Sterling) has received his Novice and Open Jumpers with Weaves Agility Titles. He received his first qualifying score on May 3, 2008 at Mountaineer Kennel Club's Agility Trial. Sterling then followed up by qualifying in Novice Jumpers with Weaves on May 24th and May 25th at Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club's Trial for his Novice Jumper with Weaves Title. But Sterling was not finished at Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club's Trial, he also qualified for his first leg in Open Jumpers with Weaves on May 26th. Sterling received his second leg towards his Open Jumpers with Weaves title at Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh's Trial on June 15th. He then qualified on July 20th at Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club for his final leg and his Open Jumpers with Weaves Agility Title.
Homespun is very proud to announce that Kellie won her Canadian Championship on July 20, 2008. The icing on the cake is when she was moved up and was BOS the following day and then was BOB and Group 4 the next two days. She is now Am/Can Ch. Kimmany Kalypso OA OAJ NJP AG-NJ. Kellie was expertly handled by Rachel Pratt. (Picture on right.)
Brags from the June 2008 Newsletter
Lynn Uram tells us that...On May 30th at the Clarion Agility Trial in Cheswick, PA, Geraldo earned his 10th QQ and seven MACH points. It's very exciting to be half way to the number of QQ's that we need for his MACH!!
At the YABTC/GSCA agility trials in Washingtonville, Ohio on June 6th and 7th, Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News MX, MXJ, CL2-R, CL2-S) did his mama proud by earning his 11th and 12th QQ's. It was incredibly hot at the show site, and Geraldo gave me his all on both days, despite the heat and despite having to get up at 3:30 a.m. each day. We have five weeks off before our next agility trial, and I'm already looking forward to the next trial!!
Terri Poirier reports that at June agility trial of the Golden Retreiver Club of Greater St Louis, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD,HT, MX, MXJ, OF, VCX) qualified 5 out of 6 runs earning two more DQs. He now courts 18 DQs and 447 MACH points.
Trevor qualified 3 out of 4 runs this past weekend at the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club agility trial in Pittsburgh. This now gives Trevor 19 DQs and 476 MACH points. We are still having sit issues on the table and chose to do some training in the ring for the one non-qualifying run this weekend.
Elaine Kelvington tells us that...On Saturday at the Washingtonville agility trial, CH Kelvington's Talisman CD, RN, RA, RE, CGC, TDI, aka Sawyer qualified with a first place to finish his novice standard agility title. (his first agility title) On Sunday, he had a qualifying run and a third place in jumps with weaves. One more to go for that title as well. It was blistering hot that weekend. Thank goodness for the huge fans and cool pads. Sawyer did an amazing job. Thanks for listening!
Debbie Miller-Gurchak tell us that...Hats off to Lynn Uram for making time with Ellis! Shamont's Paden Blu CD RN and Lynn sprouted wings as they attacked the JWW course at our specialty! After taking off a year to tweak training skills we are thrilled with his performance of Novice B - 16 inch - JWW 1st place on Saturday with a time of 26.25 seconds and shocking us all with a 1st place on Sunday with a time of 20.25 seconds! My time has been well-spent training with Bill Herbein with our other sheltie, Paddy..and transfering his gentle techniques. Thanks to all our performance friends helpful hints ..Pete, Walt, Mary and Elaine have inspired me ..... PS..Keep your eyes on Lynn!
Margaret Whyel is happy to report that Lyndi (Bittersweet's Little Lyndi) received her Novice JWW title AND her Novice Standard title June 1 at the Clarion Obedience Club Trial . She also got 1st place in both classes!! She has also earned RN, RA, CGC & TDI. By the way, Lyndi is the Three Rivers rescue who was runnung around with a broken leg 3 years ago. Thanks to Linda Urbanek for rescuing her.
Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach3 Kyrie" UD (MACH3, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black UD, RA, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Clarion show on May 31 in Jumpers with a 3rd place win and 7 MACH points. The next day she qualified in Jumpers with a 2nd place win and 22 more MACH points.
at the Sheltie show on June 14 she Double Q'd with a 3rd place win in Jumpers with 17 MACH points and a 4th place win in Standard and 22 MACH points. The next day she qualified in Jumpers with a 1st place win and 26 MACH points. Way to go "MACH 3 Kyrie" I Love you sooooo much "Little Bear"
Nancy Grebur tells us that...Ranger earned his first leg with a 2nd place in Novice fast this past weekend at Albion, Pa. I was soo proud of him. He has just started and we haven't really done any practicing in it. He also earned his first Excellent Standard leg there on Saturday with a 2nd place. We are very happy and proud. This is his last hurrah for awhile because he has to have eye surgery on a tumor on his left eye on July 18th. Hopefully the doctor can take care of it and get it all and it's not cancerous. I just want him better. He goes to an opthomologist out past Cranberry, Pa. at their new facility that specializes in eye care. They also have a dermatologist and orthopedic doctors.
Anne Trosky tells us that….at the CCOC Agility Trial on 5/30/08, Levi (Saranac Bedazzled N Blu Jeans, RN, NA,OAJ, CGC) earned his second Open JWW leg and a first place at that! Then finally, at our Agility Trial on 6/14/08 Levi finished his Open JWW title with a second place. What a great time to earn a title-at your own Club’s trial. Way to go Leeves!!
Elaine Mayowski tells us that...I am so proud to announce that at the Westmoreland show on June 7 Kyrie (MACH3, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black UD, RA, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her Utility Title with a 4th place win. She also earned the Highest Scoring Sheltie in Utility A. This was my first Utility Title ever so I am thrilled. Kyrie is such a wonderful dog. She is always so willing to please me. I am having a blast with her and I do think that there is nothing out of reach for this "Little One". Maybe "Good Things do come in Small Packages".
Elaine Mayowski tells us that...I am so proud to announce that on June 22 Kyrie (MACH3, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black UD, RA, HT, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her first Herding Title. I am soooo proud of my "Little One". Kyrie is looking for her next goal....and with me I am sure there is one that we can strive for. Congrats my "Little One". I Love you so much.
Elaine Mayowski tells us that...I am so proud to announce that at the Westmoreland show on June 7 Kyrie (MACH3, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black UD, RA, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her Rally Advance Title. She really loves the Rally ring. She gets to relax and have some fun. I am so proud of my "Little One". She is so wonderful. I Love you "Little Bear".
Anne Trosky and Levi (Saranac Bedazzled N Blu Jeans, RN, NA,OAJ, CGC) have been busy the past month in both the Rally and Agility rings. On June 6th at the WCOTC Rally trials, Levi finished his Rally Novice title. Now he an mom can share the same initials after their name…”RN”. : )
Roe and Ed George are proud of CH Suntera City Life "Austin" who is consistently ranked in the top 4 shelties in the Eukanuba rankings. Also he is ranked in the AKC conformation rankings consistently in the top 9 or higher. Austin was bred by Colleen Gentilcore and is being shown by the Sunway team, Joel Mc Carty, Nick Joines and Marni Sharoff. Roe and Ed George are also proud of CH Kelvingtons' Spirit N' The Sky NJP, who has 29 BOB and 9 group placements . All owner handled , he is now almost 11 and he recently won 5 BOB's and one group placement. He was bred by Elaine Kelvington.
Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon aka "Solomon" was Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed Thursday at the South Hills Kennel Club Dog show for one point. That puts him up to 12 points and both majors. Thanks for listening!
Elizabeth Brinkely tells us that...At the Bushy Run KC today, my very, Very, VERY plain bi black sheltie girl won a quality Open AOAC class and went on to take Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for her first TWO points under Dr. Robert Smith owner handled.<G> I am very thrilled. Sammy almost forgot to have any white - one spot on her neck, a white bib, three sets of white toes and a white front leg that is heavily frecked with black. This creates an optical illusion on her front that is hard for some judges to get past. Dr. Smith even commented on how difficult it was to see her front with the markings <sigh> but he managed to see her move. Someone at ringside exclaimed "Boy that bitch can truck." And they were even talking about the dog not me <lol> Funny thing is before we went in the ring, my son walked up with a funnel cake and Sammy begged so pretty he gave her a bite (he's a sucker for this little girl). She went nuts over the funnel cake so I showed her in the ring with funnel cake for bait <gggg> Sammy is sired by Am/Can. Ch. Grandgables Black Street Boy out of Apple Acres Cashmere Cassie. She was bred by Jay and Cindy Clapper and came to us through the kindness of Marilyn Riazi who was willing to let me take home the puppy I fell in love with when I visited her. She's all grown up now and ready to go. Unfortunately she decided to start dropping her coat this weekend so we will get her back out again later when the new feathers arrive. <G> You can see some backyard photos of Sammy here: Sammy Pedigree I will have her show photo up as soon as it comes in.
Lynn Uram tells us that...On June 26th at the Warren County Kennel Club's show in Lebanon, OH, CastleGate's Daily News MX, MXJ, CGC, CL2-S, CL2-R was WD/BOS under Judge Tom Hale. Two days later at the Dayton Kennel Club's show in Lima, Ohio, Geraldo was WD/BOS again under Judge Carl Liepmann. Geraldo was handled to these wins by Judy Stachowski, and we're very grateful to Judy for presenting him so beautifully. Geraldo is coming home for the remainder of the summer to grow some new clothes and do agility with me. We're looking forward to having him back in the conformation ring again in September!
Glendowers C'ville Teddy Bear "Teddy" recently won his first point under judge Monica Cannestrini at the Shenandoah Shows in Harrisonburg, VA. He is bred and owned by Roe and Ed George.
Brag from Gloria and Ken Hansen. At the Mountaineer Kennel Club Show on June 20th, "Belaire's Little Bit Country", (Lola) took Winners Bitch and Best Of Winners for her first point. Since her sister Lainey finished in May, Lola is now out to take her turn toward finishing her Championship and is beautifully being shown by her best friend Cadie Pruss of Acadia Shelties. Lola is the daughter of AM/CAN CH TarRi Kylenes Couintry Pride VCX , "JJ" ex MacNel's Olympic Gold (pts). We are keeping our fingers crossed that she will be JJ's 5th Chanmpion kid here at Belaire!!!!
Catydid Shelties is happy to announce that... Quincy (Homespun Quinlan's Crystal Blue Snow) is home to join the family ! We have never had so many boys around the house at once, but Kerry and Braedy are taking to him well. He is just such a happy fellow it's a joy to be with him. Prepare for lots of "pass the puppy" at meetings and events to come. (Picture on right)
Margaret Whyel is happy to report that... Lyndi (Bittersweet's Little Lyndi) received her Novice JWW title AND her Novice Standard title June 1 at the Clarion Obedience Club Trial . She also got 1st place in both classes!! She has also earned RN, RA, CGC & TDI. By the way, Lyndi is the Three Rivers rescue who was runnung around with a broken leg 3 years ago. Thanks to Linda Urbanek for rescuing her.
Hollybush Shelties Debbie Miller-Gurchak tells us that... Hats off to Lynn Uram for making time with Ellis! Shamont's Paden Blu CD RN and Lynn sprouted wings as they attacked the JWW course at our specialty! After taking off a year to tweak training skills we are thrilled with his performance of Novice B - 16 inch - JWW 1st place on Saturday with a time of 26.25 seconds and shocking us all with a 1st place on Sunday with a time of 20.25 seconds! My time has been well-spent training with Bill Herbein with our other sheltie, Paddy..and transferring his gentle techniques. Thanks to all our performance friends helpful hints ..Pete,Walt, Mary and Elaine have inspired me ..... PS..Keep your eyes on Lynn!
Brags from the May 2008 Newsletter
Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Parkersburg trial on April 19 in Standard with a 2nd place win and 28 more Mach points. Then on April 20 in Standard with a 1st place win and 34 more Mach points.
AND...At the Cleveland trial on April 25 she qualified in Jumpers with 12 more Mach points. On April 26 she double Q'd with 27 more Mach points. On April 27 she double Q'd with 29 more Mach points.
AND...At the Mountaineer trial on May 3 she double Q'd with a 1st place win in Jumpers and 22 Mach points and a 4th place win in Standard with 14 Mach points. Then on May 4 she Qualified in Jumpers with a 4th place win and 12 Mach points. Way to go my "Little Bear" I love you sooooo much.
AND...Kyrie qualified in Jumpers in Westmoreland on May 10 with a 1st place win and 26 MACH points. The next day she Double Q'd with both 2nd place wins and 49 more MACH points.
THEN...at the Golden Triangle trial on May 24 she Double Q'd with both 4th place wins and 29 more MACH points. We are proud to announce that the double Q earned her the MACH 3 agility title. Woo Hoo.....I am so proud of her and what a great place to earn that title. All of my friends were there to support us and I got the most beautiful Rosette and Kyrie got one to put around her neck. What a perfect day. The rest of the weekend I was going to just have fun but she was still in "Agility Mode" she qualified the next day in Standard and got 19 more MACH points. Then on Monday she Double Q'd once again with a 3rd place win and 34 more MACH points. Way to go "MACH 3 Kyrie". I love you sooooo much "Little Bear".
Cathy Artis tells us that...Kerry (Merlyn's Kerinden Silver Dawn CD, RN, HC, CGC, TDI) competed at Butler Dog Training Assn trials this past weekend. The huge storm with loud thunder boomers got the better of him on Saturday. But he bounced back on Sunday 4/27/08 and got his first leg in Rally-Adv/B with a 97 and third place ! All loff-lead ! I am so proud of him.
Karen Jacobs tells us that...At the All Breed Training Club of Akron, Friday May 9th, Noel, Damingo Christmas Treasure, RN, CD, TDI, CGC completed the Rally Novice title with a score of 91.
Gloria Hansen tells us that...We got a new Sheltie litter here at Belaire. The sire is AM/CAN/UKC Ch. Wynstone The Impressionist (Degas), the dam, I was so lucky to be able to lease her from Allison Gilbert of Argos Shelties. She is Argos What Goes Around (Karma). We were blessed with 7 puppies, 3 males and 4 females. In the males I have 1BM and tan, 1BM CHW, 1Tri CHW. In the girls I have 2 BM and Tan and 2 Tris. They were born on April 23rd and all are doing so good. Karma is being the best Mom taking care of her brood. Thanks Elizabeth as always for your help:)
Kelly Schnur tells us that...I am pleased to announce our newest litter here at Kalanna. Kalanna's Callaway In The Ruff X Kalanna's TaylorMade are proud parents to four beautiful babies. We have a tri girl, a bi- black girl, a bi-blue girl and a blue merle boy. All are doing well.
Gloria and Ken Hansen are proud to announce that on May 10 (Gloria's Birthday), "Belaire's Town N Country" (Lainey) earned her Championship at the Chester Valley KC show under judge David Bolus. Lainey is sired by AM/CAN CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Squire VCX "JJ" ex Mac-Nel Olympic Gold (pts), bred by Ken and myself. I am proud to say that 6 of her points were put on by my husband Ken and the rest under the expert handling of Cadie Pruss of Acadia Shelties. Thank you Cadie for finishing two of "JJ's" kids in the last year:)
Barb Westerman is thrilled to report that Benjamin (a.k.a. Merlyn's Mark Of Fire) received Best Of Winners yesterday (5/26) at the New Castle Kennel Club show (under judge Mr. Kenneth L. Rayner Jr), for his first major!! MANY thanks to Zana Friend for doing such a wonderful job with him in the classes and getting winners dog with Ben and a special thanks to Lindsay Spitznogle for handling my boy to his Best Of Winners! Also, a BIG special thanks to Benjamin's ringside fan club. Friends, truly make this crazy, exciting dog show world lots of fun!
Joanna Fortson reports....On Friday, May 23rd, at the New Castle KC show, Damingo Young Gun...aka "Gunner" got W/BW for a 4 point major, under Mrs Sondra Joy Esporite. He now has a total of 8 points, with 1 major. Then on Monday, Damingo Lock And Load.... aka "Locke" got RWD under Mr Kenneth L. Rayner, Jr. He is owned by Diane Ambrose. Both were handled by Marlana Tice.
Elaine and Dave Kelvington are so excited that at the Saturday, New Castle show, "Sony" became CH. Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying with a 4 point major and Best Of Winners under judge James Neal Barrett. What makes this even more special, Sony is the very first of our dogs to have received all of her wins from the Bred by Exhibitor class. Having our friends there to celebrate with us, made this extra-special.
Ch Patented Emprise Forevermore (aka The Roving Reporter Everett P Troese and co-owned by Diane Troese and Katie Grohowalski) has had a fun early spring starting at the ASSA National Specialty in Colorado where he was 3rd in Veterans Dogs, handled by Lindsay Spitznogle.
Then, entered 4 of the 5 days at the Memorial Day Cluster in New Castle, Everett was BOS on Friday, teamed with Katie Grohowalski to help win Best Junior Handler on Saturday (over 30 jrs), went BOS again on Sunday,and iced the cake with a BOB and Group 2 on Monday, all handled by Katie.
Elaine Kelvington tells us that...At the Mountaineer Kennel Club's Agility Trial: On Saturday, "Sawyer" aka CH Kelvington's Talisman CD, RE, TDI, CGC and I got his first qualifying leg in Standard Novice and a First place to boot! On Sunday, Sawyer and I got his first qualifying leg in Jumps With Weaves Novice and a First place! We had a perfect run and were 13.2 seconds undertime! I didn't think the weekend could get much better, but then we got a qualifying leg in standard novice and a Second place too! We are so excited! That makes a grand total of 3 qualifying legs this weekend. (2 in Standard and 1 in jww with 2 first placements and one 2nd placement!) Thank-you for listening and for all of the support at the trial.
Terri Poirier had a great weekend at the Huntsville agility trail. Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, OF, VCX) qualified 5 out of 6 runs. This included 2 double Qs. If we had not wasted time on the sit on the table on the first day we would have had a 3rd double Q. Trevor now has 14 DQs and 350 MACH points!
AND...Terri reports that she had another great weekend at the Decatur, AL agility trials with Trevor. Trevor qualified 5 out of 6 runs earning two more DQs. Trevor now courts 16 DQs and 398 MACH points. We are still having sit table issues but are making progress on this front.
Lynn Uram tells us that...We had a great Mother's Day weekend at CastleGate! On May 10th at the WCOTC agility trial in Delmont, PA, Daily (Shamont Most Unusual Day) was entered in agility for the first time in almost two years. This was an outdoor trial, and the weather and course conditions were less than ideal---lots of rain and mud. Daily ran beautifully for me and finished her Novice JWW title. As icing on the cake, she got first place in the 12" class too!! Daily is almost eight years old, and she's now happily retired to her donut bed. <G> Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, MX, MXJ, CL2-S) really rose to the occasion as well. He Q'ed on three of his four runs on Saturday and Sunday and picked up nine MACH points and two fourth placements in the process. We're very excited about the fact that he now has eight QQ's. Finishing Daily's Jumpers title and picking up another QQ for Geraldo were awesome Mother's Day gifts for me!
AND...On May 18th, Geraldo finished his second CPE title at an agility trial in Washingtonville, Ohio sponsored by the Four Seasons K9 Athlete Center. He now gets to put a CL2-R at the end of his name along with an MX, MXJ, and CL2-S. He ran great for me and got second place on both of his qualifying runs today! The club that sponsored this trial gave out peanut butter bones for Q's instead of toys, and Geraldo heartily approved of that change of pace. <G>
AND...Geraldo and I decided to spend Memorial Day at the Golden Triangle agility trial in Cheswick, PA, and boy did we have fun!! Geraldo celebrated the holiday in style by earning his ninth QQ and seven MACH points.
Performance news from Gloria and Ken Hansen....At the WCOTC Agility Trial on May 11, our Mariah earned her Novice Standard title with a second place and also earned her Novice JWW title with a 1st place so she is now "Belaire's When You Believe NA, NAJ". She is being trained and handled by her new co-owner Nancy Craig.
Tom and Charlotte Deibert are very pleased to announce that Glendower Morningstar Delite CGC, RA, NA, NF (Micah) earned his second leg in Novice B JWW with a "clean run" at the McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers AKC agility trial on May 23, 2008 at Eugene, OR. Micah very eagerly followed Tom's leading and completed the course in 23.41 seconds (SCT was 41 sec.).
Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...At the GTOTC Agility trial Memorial Day weekend in Cheswick, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-O, JS-O, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned two more MXJ legs. At the CCOC Agility trial in Cheswick the following weekend, Hannah earned two more MXJ legs, an MX leg and a Double Q.
Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) I am very proud to announce that Kyrie qualified and got her first leg towards her HT title. It was our first try and I was very nervous. Kyrie did a beautiful job. What an amazing Little Girl she is. Way to go my "Little Bear" I Love you so much.
Brags from the April 2008 Newsletter
Elaine Mayowksi tells us that.. "Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Parkersburg trial on April 19 in Standard with a 2nd place win and 28 more Mach points. Then on April 20 in Standard with a 1st place win and 34 more Mach points.
At the Cleveland trial on April 25 she qualified in Jumpers with 12 more Mach points. On April 26 she double Q'd with 27 more Mach points. On April 27 she double Q'd with 29 more Mach points.
At the Mountaineer trial on May 3 she double Q'd with a 1st place win in Jumpers and 22 Mach points and a 4th place win in Standard with 14 Mach points. Then on May 4 she Qualified in Jumpers with a 4th place win and 12 Mach points. Way to go my "Little Bear" I love you sooooo much.
Gloria and Ken Hansen and Elizabeth Brinkley is proud to announce that Degas, "AM/CAN/UKC CH Wynstone The Impressionist, went Best of Breed at the WPKA Kennel Assoc. show on Sunday March 30.
Cathy Artis tells us that... Kerry (Merlyn's Kerinden Siver Dawn CD, RN, HC, CGC, TDI ) competed in the Butler Dog Training Association trials this past weekend. Sad to say, the huge storm that came thru (very ill timed) with loud thunder boomers on Saturday blew him out of the ring. But on Sunday he bounced back wonderfully. He ran in Rally-Adv/B to earn his first leg with a score of 97 and third place. This, remember, is off-lead, which has been a tremendous challenge for him. I'm so proud of him ! (Picture on right)
Gloria and Ken Hansen is proud to announce that Mariah, "Belaire's When You Believe", at the Beaver County Kennel Club, Inc. trials in conjunction with WPKA shows, made her debut on Sat by taking a "1st" place in Novice Standard and a "1st" place in Novice JWW picking up a leg in both. On Sun. she picked up her second Novice JWW leg going "1st" place again! She is handled and trained by soon to be co-owner Nancy Craig.
Nancy Grebur tells us that...Ranger made his mom proud at the Parkersburg show the weekend of April 19th and 20th. He finished his Open Standard title with a 2nd place. The next day when we started in Excellent Standard he saved me many times. I should have just let him run alone because I just got in his way. He knew what to do and at the last obstacle he missed the contact due to me or we would have had our first Excellent leg. He forgave me and I said I'll try to do better.
AND... Nancy Grebur tells us that...Rory made his mom very proud in obtaining his Novice fast Title with a first place at Parkersburg the weekend of April 19th and 20th. He also obtained a Standard leg that same weekend with a gorgeous run. Lynne King and Rory looked "Terrific"! I'm soo proud of them both.
Tom and Charlotte Deibert are very happy to announce that Micah (Glendower Morningstar Delite RA, NA) finished his Novice FAST title on 4/19/2008 at the AKC American Whippet Club agility trials held in Albany, OR. He placed second with a time of 24.22 seconds. We are so proud of how well he is doing and how much he loves to run in agility!
Lynn Uram tells us that...On April 25th at the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Club's agility trial in North Olmsted, Ohio, Geraldo finished his Masters Standard title. Friday's trial was dedicated to the memory of Jean Clodwick, and that made getting our MX title today even more special. Finishing our MX would have been more than enough excitement for me today. However, Geraldo had something else in mind. He decided to kick things up a notch by qualifying on the jumpers course too giving us our sixth QQ of the year. I'm so proud of my baby boy!!
Anne Trosky is happy to report that at the BCKC Agility Trial held at the Pgh. Convention Center on March 30th, Levi(Saranac Bedazzled N Blu Jeans, NA, NAJ, CGC earned his first Open Jumpers leg with a first place. Mom was very pleased since it was our first agility trial since last fall. Levi was very happy just to have Mom all to himself for a few hours instead of having to share her with his new little brother Gabriel. Some days there just isn’t enough Mom to go around!
Joyce Cummings tells us that...Today my little Electra (Cataway Splash of Blue Electra) passed her Canine Good Citizen test. She is 10 months old.
Karen Jacobs tells us that...Damingo Christmas Treasure, CD, TDI, CGC --Noel has completed the second leg for Rally Novice at Youngstown on April 4th with a score of 93. Special thanks to Joanna Fortson for encouraging us to continue.
Lynda Kuzbel would like to mention that... Kuz's Shelby Lyn MXJ AX CGC did real good at the Beaver County Show at the Convention Center this past weekend. On March 31, she qualified in Standard with a first place and 40 Mach points, then on April 1, she qualified in JWW with a first place and 18 more Mach points. I am just amazed at how much fun we have together out there in the ring.
Mayowski tell us that... "Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better
In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N,
NJC) earned her second Utility
Leg with a 2nd place win at the Youngstown Obedience Trial on April 5. I am so proud of My Little Girl. She is incredible . One more leg to make my dreams come true "Little Bear". I Love Ya!
Brags from the March 2008 Newsletter
Joyce Cummings tells us that...On Saturday March 29th at the WPKA dog show at the Pittsburgh Convention Center Cummings Chivas Regal Ltd RE, NA, OAJ, CGC (Chevy) earned his CD Obedience Title. This is my first obedience title ever on any dog and I'm just so proud of my Sheltie boy !!! Chevy said; OK now that's done!! LETS DO AGILITY !!!!!!!!!!
Terri Poirier reports that... at the Decateur, AL agility trial, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, NF, VCX) qualified 3 out of 6 runs. This includes another DQ and a jumpers leg for an additional 24 MACH points. Trevor now has 10 DQs and 262 MACH points. WE could have done better if it was not for the trouble in sitting on the table on the two of the standard runs.
AND...Terri Poirier reports that at recent Gateway Agility Club trial, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, NF, VCX) earned his open fast title and also two more DQs with 37 MACH points. He also took three fourth placements. Trevor now has twelve DQs and 302 MACH points.
Cathy Artis tells us that...(Picture on Left) Catydid Shelties continues to have a good year. Kerry (Merlyn's Kerinden Silver Dawn RN, HC, CGC, TDI) finished his CD title with his third leg from the Novice B class at WPKA trial on Saturday 3/29/08. It's been a long time coming. Maybe his little brother is helping out and putting good thoughts in his head.
Lynn Uram tells us that...At the Splash and Dash CPE Agility Trial in Washingtonville, OH on February 23rd, Elsa competed in Level Two for the first time, and she qualified and placed second on both of her runs that day. Elaine Mayowski was with Elsa on the course for both of those runs, and as usual, she did a great job from start to finish with Elsa!
AND...On March 8th at the Butler Dog Obedience Club's agility trial in Edinboro, PA, Geraldo and I earned our third QQ and six MACH points. As part of that QQ, we also picked up our seventh MX leg. It was a very challenging weekend from a weather perspective. We had almost two feet of snow from Friday morning to Sunday morning!
AND...Geraldo and I double Q'ed on March 15th and 16th at the YABTC agility trial in Washingtonville, Ohio. We've never had a perfect weekend in AKC agility prior to this one, and I'm in total awe of my baby boy. We're now just one qualifying leg away from his MX title and 25% of the way to the QQ's that we need for our MACH. I'm so excited that I could just pop. Geraldo truly outdid himself this weekend. That trial will be our last one for over a month, so it's really nice to be heading into the break on such a high note. In addition to our back-to-back QQ's, we also accumulated enough MACH points this weekend to break the 100 MACH point mark. That's a milestone that I was really hoping to reach prior to taking our break from the agility ring. Elsa and her handler, Elaine Mayowski, had fun too!! On Saturday, Elsa picked up her eighth MXJ leg and three more MACH points. She's closing in on her next agility title!
Barb Westerman tells us that...I just got the news and have to BRAG!! Gabe now has his MACh 15!! He is now MACH15, ADCH Summerlove's Gabriel V BonJon HS, RN, U-AGII. Gabe is the bi-black son of my bi-black Champion Mack (CH. Merlyn's Touched Bi Magic). Gabe is owned by Daniel McDonald and was bred by Lorrie Reed & April Dunford. I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel and his mother Bonnie last year at the AKC Agility National. I couldn't have asked for a better owner for one of Mack's puppies.
Tom and Charlotte Deibert are delighted to report that... Micah (Glendower Morningstar Delite CGC, RA) earned his third leg in Novice Agility on 3/22/08 with a first place finish at the Portland Agility Club AKC trial at Canby, Oregon.
Diane Ambrose tells us that...Damingo Pedal to the Metal (Chase) passed his Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International tests on February 20th. Chase is currently training me in Agility. I'm told he is very fast, so hope he will live up to his name!
Kim and Lindsay Furlong tell us that...Masterpiece Shelties has finished our first champion! Ava is now BISS CH Armitage Avalon finishing with three 5 pt. specialty majors including a BOB under Rick Thompson to finish before 8 months of age. We are very excited about our lovely blue girl and are looking forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Levi (Saranac Bedazzled N BluJeans, NA, NAJ, CGC) was quite upset when he realized that Mom, Anne Trosky, forgot to brag last month…sorry Leeves. At our Specialty in February, Levi earned his first two Rally Novice legs and a second place on Saturday. And even though we didn’t qualify in the obedience ring the judge on Sunday awarded us the “most cute points” for Levi’s adorable antics in the ring. : ) Too bad you don’t get any ribbons or Q’s for being cute!
Brags from the February 2008 Newsletter
Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...We had a great weekend at the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh's Specialty in Washington PA.U-ACH Hullston’s Return To Sender CD, RA, OA, OAJ, NAP, NJP, AG.N, NAC, OJC, NGC, JS-N, CL1-R, CL1-H, CGC, TDIA, VCC, FFXP “Hayley” & U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-O, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, teamed up for the first time in “just for fun” Brace Obedience, wowing the crowd (and their handler) and taking 1st place both days. Then we continued the fun in the afternoon in the Rally ring. “Hannah”, earned her first Rally Excellent leg on Saturday and her second with a 3rd place on Sunday. “Hayley”, earned her second Rally Excellent leg on Saturday and finished her title on Sunday, and is now officially happily retired...for real this time! Special thanks go out to Jackie Herbein, who ran the fastest Rally Excellent course in history so that Hayley’s turn as Honor Dog didn’t last one second longer than it had to. By the time she finally got in the ring (Hayley was the last dog to compete in the show), this 11 1/2 year old was ready for a nap, and wouldn’t have thought twice about laying down right there in the ring to do it!
Denise Letterman tells us that...At the TRSSCGP specialty show on February 2nd and 3rd, Pontifex Maximus J Caesar, RE, CGC earned his CD title by taking 1st place on Sunday. Caesar is my rescue dog who has done very well in rally obedience by completing his RE title 7 months after entering the competition ring with1st place wins and2nd place wins. The CD was earned with two 1st place wins and one 2nd place win -- and one we just want to forget. Now, on to open.
AND...At the TRSSCGP specialty show on February 2nd and 3rd, Homespun Steel City Dream "Troy" entered competition for the first time taking 1st place on Saturday in Rally Obedience and 2nd place on Sunday. This was a big step for him and I am hopeful for a lot of future brags not only in rally but also in agility.
Terri Poirier reports.. Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance CD, HT, MX, MXJ, NF, VCX) qualified five out of six runs at the Tricounty Agility trial. This included two more double Qs and 34 more MACH points. Trevor now has 9 DQs and 242 MACH points.
Lynn Uram tells us that...At the Tamarack agility trial in Edinboro, PA on February 9th and 10th, Geraldo earned his fifth MX leg. He's now half way to his MX title!!<G>He also qualified in Jumpers and earned additional MACH points on that run. After having taken three weeks off, it was really nice to be back in the agility ring with him.
AND…Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News AX, MXJ, CGC, CL2-S) and Elsa (Can CH Kelbren Hither, AXJ, CGC, CL1-R, CL1-S)a great time at the Border Collie Agility Trial on February 16th and 17th in Edinboro, PA. qualified in Jumpers both days and earned her sixth and seventh MXJ legs. She also picked up 10 MACH points in the process. We're so proud of Elsa, and we're very grateful to Elaine Mayowski for the fabulous job she does with Elsa in the ring. Geraldo and I had an awesome weekend too!! On Sunday, we picked up our second QQ and nine MACH points!! As part of that QQ, Geraldo earned his sixth MX leg with a fourth place finish. moved the Excellent B class, I didn't ever expect to place again, so that was a nice surprise. I've never been prouder of my baby boy than I was this weekend. He gave me his all!!
Ozzy tells us that...The picture gives you a good idea why I need a new handler. This is how he gets me to the Trial. Down a hill, turned around, and into the trees. A top performance dog like me can’t be subjected to this kind of treatment and be expected to run at my peak form. How could I ever stay focused? Do you know what he said to me as we slid down the hill? “Hold On” The dope said hold on. I’m seeing my life flash through my mind and he says hold on. With what? Actually I recovered quite well and saved the day with a fourth place finish in my jumpers run on February 17 at the BCSOA Trial in Edinboro, PA. This is my first placement in Excellent B. He’s so slow……. oZZy
Updates from Kaskade Shelties:
Over the past 3 months, the Kaskade and Orion have been very busy.
"Sally" ably handled by Mary Lou Williamson, has added agility titles of NJP, OJP, AJP and NAP as well as her Rally Novice title. She is now Kaskade's Star Gazer of Orion, MX, MXJ, NJP, OJP, AJP, NAP, RN. She is 11 years old.
"Torree"eleven month old tri earned two rally novice legs in her first two shows. Don't ask about her performances at TRSSCGP shows! She also went Runner Up in Sweeps in the very large entry at the showwas very nicely handled by Linda Urbanek. She also won her class the next day.
"Journey"her AX title.She alsoherFast title,Novice and Rally Advanced titles. She is now Kaskade's Memories of the Wind, AX, AXJ, RN, RA, FN. She is 10 years old but doesn't admit it.
Not to be outdone by her mother Journey, "Charm"now Kaskade's Demitasse, AX, MXJ, RN, FN. Her AX was just earned at the Tamarack show on Feb 9th.
"Willow" both agility titles and is now Ch Willow in the Wind, NA, NAJ
Archer" earned his Novice Jumpers title Feb 9th and 2 has legs in Novice Standard. He is Ch Dunade Kaskade's Explorer, NAJ
These accomplishments were done in spite of, Charm, Willow and Archers major handicap---their over the hill handlers!
Cathy Artis tells us that...Catydid Shelties is continuing on a roll. Braedy (Kelvington's Braeden O' Rob Roy) completed his TDI certification on 2/2/08.He plans to start his therapy dog visitations with his older brother as soon as his paper work is complete.
Libby Wade tells us that: My young blue male, Kenji, Cathance Kirby Kenji, went WD at the Pasco KC show Florida Judge Carol Duffy Monday, 01/14/2008. He is not quite 2 years old yet and he starts his show career with a 3 point major. Then to top off the day, he goes Best of Breed over 3 specials and then makes the cut in the Group Ring. It was great to watch him and thanks to Kathy Glorio so for showing him.
AKC/CKC/UKC BPIS BIMBS Ch. Wynstone's The Impressionist has been named by UKC as the No. 7 Shetland Sheepdog in their 2007 Top Ten Show Dogs Competition and invited to attend the UKC Premiere show in June 2008. Degas is co-owned by Ken and Gloria Hansen, Elizabeth Brinkley, Jan Williams and Jennifer Graham.
Rusty Cromer & Debbie Hull tell us that...Last fall Rusty and I sent our sable bitch, Macdega Provence aka Cache sporting one point towards her title out with former junior handler, turned pro, Lindsay Spitznogle. We advised her to just have fun showing. While at the Columbus All-Breed shows in November, Lindsay handled Cache to a major reserve under judge Del Richards and WB/BW/BOS under judges Robert Shreve and Linda Robey. A week later at Agathon KC, the team repeated their win of WB/BW/BOS under judge Joan Kefeli. Taking a few weeks off to await the arrival of the latest couture fashions, the ladies arrived dressed to the nines to compete at our club Specialty Show on February 2nd.Theythemselves by going WB/BW for a huge 5 point specialty major under judge Patty Skinner!! It was a first for us in several ways - a win at our club show, a 5 point major and to put the icing on the cake, I was on the end of the lead when Cache was awarded BISS over the specials!! It was quite obvious to Rusty that I hadn’t recovered from the shock of winning the major yet so all she could think of was that if the judge points to Debbie, she’s going to pass out and land on the dog. Luckily, by then my feet were too far off the ground for that to take place. For once, I was utterly speechless. What a dream day! Thank you to the judges who appreciated Cache and to our club members and friends for their support. There’s nothing like winning in front of the home town crowd. A HUGE THANKS to Lindsay as Cache now sports 10 points, one major!! You Go Girl, You Rock!!
Brags from the January 2008 Newsletter
Elaine Mayowksi tell us that...
"Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) is starting her year off right. The Erie Kennel Club show on January 5 and 6 she qualified in Jumpers and got a 2nd and 3rd place win and 26 more Mach points.
Then off to Admiral Perry show on January 19 and 20. She Double Q'd on the 19th with a 3rd place win in Jumpers and a 2nd place win in Standard with 40 more Mach points Then the next day she qualified in Jumpers with a 2nd place win and 19 more Mach points.
Then off to the Border Collie Show on February 16 and 17. She Double Q'd on the 16 with both 1st place wins and 64 more Mach points. Then the next day she qualified in Jumpers with another 1st place win and 30 more Mach points.
Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear"...I Love ya! "BEAR HUGS TO YA"
"Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her first Utility Leg with a 1st place win at the Three Rivers Sheltie Show on February 3. This is also my first leg ever in Utility so I am very excited. Not bad for our first time out. I am so proud of my "Little Girl"
Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear"...I Love ya! "BEAR HUGS TO YA"
"Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her first 2 legs towards her Rally Advance title with both 1st places at the Three River Sheltie Show on February 3. Kyrie really enjoys the Rally ring. I am very proud of my "Little Bear".
Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear"...I Love ya! "BEAR HUGS TO YA"
Cathy Artis tells us that... Catydid Shelties is continuing on a roll. Braedy (Kelvington's Braeden O' Rob Roy CGC) just completed his TDI certification on 2/20/08. He plans to start his therapy dog visitations with his big brother as soon as his paper work is complete.
News from Gloria and Ken Hansen...... Our girl "Brooke"...Mac Nel's Olympic Gold, went WB and BOW for 2pts at the Greater Daytona Dog Fanciers Association show on Friday 1-04-08 and also went WB for 2 more pts at the Jacksonville Dog Fanciers Association show on Sunday, 1-06-08. She'll be looking for her majors now!! Brooke is the Dam of our lovely Belaire's Town N Country (Lainey) that needs 3 single points to finish. We are so excited about Brooke and hope that she will finish soon!!!
Cathy Artis tells us that... At our Specialty Shows February 2 and 3, Catydid Shelties did themselves proud.
Braedy (Kelvington's Braeden O' Rob Roy CGC) made his debut at our shows. He worked in Pre-Novice both days and took first place both times. His score on Saturday was 194, not bad for his first show ever. (Photo on left)
Kerry (Merlyn's Kerinden Silver Dawn RN, CGC, TDI, HC) worked in Novice. On Saturday he got his second leg and took first place in Novice B. He promises he will take some tips from his little brother in the future. (Photo on right)
Joyce Cummings tells us that... I'm just so proud of my Chivas that I have to share a wonderful brag with everyone. This past weekend we competed at the Sheltie speciality show at the Washington County Fairgrounds and on Saturday Feb 2 Cummings Chivas Regal, Ltd., RA, NA, OAJ, CGC earned his Rally Excellent title with a 1st place win and also a 1st place win in Novice Obedience, then on Sunday Feb 3, he won again in Rally Excellent with another 1st place win and also another win in Novice Obedience with a 2nd place finish. That's 2 qualifying legs in Novice Obedience towards his CD title, I'm just so proud of him - my little Sheltie boy. !!!!
Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) had a very successful time at the Tamarack show on Nov 23, 24, and 25. On the 23rd she Double Q'd with two 1st place wins and 58 more Mach points. Then on the 24th she Double Q'd with a 1st place win in Jumpers with 16 more Mach points and 3rd place win in Standard with 17 more Mach points. Then on the 25th she Double Q'd with a 2nd place win in Standard with 25 more Mach points and a 3rd place win in Jumpers with 13 more Mach points. Then...at the Youngstown show on Dec 1 she qualified in Jumpers with a 1st place win with 22 more Mach points. Then on Dec 2 she Double Q'd with a 1st place win in Jumpers with 24 more Mach points and a 2nd place win in Standard with 27 more Mach points. Then...at the Clarion show on Dec 8 she qualified in Jumpers with a 2nd place win with 19 more Mach points. Then on Dec 9 she Double Q'd with a 2nd place win in Standard with 24 more Mach points and a 3rd place win in Jumpers with 11 more Mach points. Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear"...I Love ya! "BEAR HUGS TO YA" (Picture on right)
Lynn Uram tells us that...On December 29th, Elsa, Geraldo, Chet, and I competed at the CPE Agility Trial in Washingtonville, Ohio. We had a perfect day---literally and figuratively. Elsa, Chet, & Geraldo, qualified AND placed on every run!! Collectively, they had seven first place finishes, two second place finishes, and two fourth place finishes. As an added bonus, Elsa finished two titles at that trial, and Chet finished a title too. I had the pleasure of being on the course myself with Chet and Geraldo, and Elaine Mayowski did a lovely job of handling Elsa for us. It was a great way to ring out the old year!! AND...We had a fabulous time at our first agility trial of the New Year!! At the Erie Kennel Club's agility trial on January 4th in Edinboro, PA, Geraldo got his first Double Q and nine MACH points to go along with it!! Two days later, it was Elsa's turn to shine. She got her first Double Q, her first MX leg, and her first MACH point that Sunday. As always, Elsa was beautifully handled in the ring by Elaine Mayowski!! Elsa loves to run with Elaine. Our Sunday got even better. Nicky, one of the tri males from Elsa's first litter two year ago, qualified and placed in Novice Standard that day. It was his first agility leg, and we thought it was very cool that he earned it on the same day and at the same show where his dam got her first Double Q. Nicky is loved and trained by Lou and Janet Norman of Erie, PA. AND...On January 19th and 20th at the Admiral Perry Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA, Elsa (Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither AX, AXJ, CGC, CL1-R, CL1-S) qualified both days in Jumpers and earned her fourth and fifth MXJ legs and five MACH points. Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, AX, MXJ, CGC, CL2-S) also qualified in Jumpers both days and added another eight MACH points to his point total. It was a very cold and snowy weekend, but we had fun anyway. Our thanks go out to Elaine Mayowski for handling Elsa to her exciting Q's!!
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