Winning Ways

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Twist (Athercroft Kama Siouxtra), owned and bred by Ruth Marsh and Dee Turkelson, was awarded Best in Puppy Sweeps at our recent Fall Supported.  We are very proud of her and her accomplishments this past year.

“Piston” –  GCH Blazin’s Off Road Drive’N RN NA OAJ NF, has been having a fun spring and summer picking up 3 Novice Standard, 3 Novice FAST, 3 Novice Jumpers, 2 Open Standard and 3 Open Jumpers legs!!  These Qs give him his NA, NAJ, NF and OAJ titles in just 7 trials with all placements!  Piston is owned and loved by Dawn, Marty, Bryce, and Colin!!

Quillquest Yin Yang and Darkwater *RN* JH CGC DJ “Calder” and CH Darkwater All That Glitters *BN* RA MX MXJ OF SH WCX CGC HOF “Neon” owned by Penny Woodward had a good day at the Skyline Kennel Club Obedience Trail in Fishersville, VA.  Calder earned his Rally Novice title with a good score of 99.  Only boo-boo was a handler error.  Neon had a go in obedience where he earned his first Novice leg with a good performance.  Best of all he was happy doing it.  Love my boys!

CH Darkwater All That Glitters RA MX MXJ OF SH WCX CGC HOF “Neon” owned by Penny Woodward and Shasta Red Medicine Woman AX AXJ MXP AJP JH WC CGC DJ “Shaman” owned by William ; Penny Woodward had a great Specialty.  Neon and Shaman both picked up field legs at Rebel Ridge (Neon SH and WCX and Shaman JH and WC).  We had a good turnout for agility passing 2 out of the 3 runs for each dog both being in the placements.  Both tried their paws at obedience and Shaman earned her first rally leg in rally novice and Neon earned his *BN* title in Beginner Novice B, both having good scores.  Lastly Shaman made the cut in a nice group of Veteran Sweeps 7-9 bitches.  Both dogs qualified for the Tri-Wizard award!  This will be a specialty I will always remember.

Windy Hill Maybe I’m Amazed “Abby”  received her first points & Major in York, at the Celtic Cluster.  Abby was shown by Jeff and is  owned by Jeff And Viv Koontz, Dr. Robert and Sonja Rickert

Haze went to the MAFCRC Spring Supported and received an Award of Merit.  It was Haze’s Second Show as a Special.  CH Indulgent Purple Haze “Haze” owned by Jeff & Viv Koontz

CH Victory’s Kodiak Grin And Bear It CDX JH WC “Cody” owned by Don and Susan Bierer earned his CDX title in Hampton, VA.  Legs one and two came in February and March.  Then, the full court press was on to qualify a third leg before the rule change on May 1.  Group stays no more!

Quillquest Yin Yang and Darkwater JH “Calder” owned by Penny Woodward earned his Canine Good Citizen at CDOTC in Crimora, VA.  He did a great job but still got one lick in.  Good thing the evaluator has a sporting breeds and the exercise was finished.

Eagletarn Mistral Wind BN RN TKN CGC “Thrill” owned by Marla Stoner didn’t want to be left out so for preparation for the specialty Thrill earned 2 Rally Intermediate legs at the Baltimore County Kennel Club show.  He placed 2nd in the second trial in spite of being handicaped by his handler who messed up some signs.

Blazin’s Keep The Faith CDX BN RE TKN CGC “Kip” owned by Marla Stoner won his first Graduate Open Leg and placed 1st with a 190 at the Spinone Club of America National Specialty.  What was even better was that he stayed happy for his entire time in the ring.  Kip did think that some of the Spinones were very cute.

At the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club Agility trial, “Swizzle” Ch Blazin’s Night Cap BN RI OA AXJ NF CL1 CL2-R CL2-H CL2-F, picked up her last Open Standard leg with a1st place for her OA title!  Swizzle was handled to a perfect run by Marty!!  Swizzle is owned and loved by Dawn, Marty & Colin & Bryce!

GCh Shasta Heaven Sent to Westwind SH RN WC CGC “Treasure” owned by William & Monica Stephens

Treasure is recognized as a AKC Grand Champion. Treasure and Greg Wessel (Treasure’s handler) took Best of Opposites from the Best of Breed class  under Judge Gordon William Hayburn at the Maryland Sporting Dog Association Dog Show today (3/4/18).  That gave him enough points to get his AKC Grand Champion (GCH) title.   Congratulations to Treasure and Greg.