Winning Ways

Kandee Finishes Her RN Title

June 11, 2023 / Penny Woodward

Kandee, BlackGamin Kanati JH *RN* CGC TKN DJ DS WC - Kandee owned by Penny & William Woodward, completed her rally novice title at the Skyline Kennel Club show in Fishersville, VA finishing with a good score and a 2nd place.

Crimson earns her JH

May 27, 2023 / Penny Woodward

Crimson, Flatgold's Storming Heart WC CGC *JH* - Crimson owned by Penny & William Woodward, picked up her 4th and final leg at the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac's spring hunt test in Remington, VA.

Calder Earns RA Title at National Specialty

May 22, 2023 / Penny Woodward

Calder, Quillquest Yin Yang And Darkwater CD BN *RA* JH NA NAP NJP BCAT RATN DS AJ CGC earned his Rally Advanced title at the FCRSA Nationals in York, PA. Finally, after holding out for 3 years, it was a good time to finish it.

Emma (Victory's M) earns her 1st Master Retriever Pass

June 4, 2023 / Steve and Betsy Surprenant

Emma earned her first master pass in an AKC licensed retriever hunt test at PVGRC's hunt test on June 3 and 4 at Rover’s Content. The only Flat-Coat to be entered at the master level, Emma carried the colors for our breed. It’s been a long road of training and work; Emma is eight years old and we didn’t enter our first master level retriever hunt test until last fall. Lots of friends gave us great support over the years to keep going; Emma and I stayed at it, and Emma’s hard work paid off at PVGRC.

Emma earns 14th and 15th AKC Master Upland Pass

May 7, 2023 / Steve and Betsy Surprenant

At the Maryland Sporting Dog Association's Spring AKC Spaniel Hunt Test, Emma (Victory’s “M”) earned her 14th master upland pass on Saturday, May 6, and her 15th master pass on Sunday, May 7. On Sunday, Emma was the only master level dog out of 10 entries to pass. Emma absolutely loves upland and has now qualified at 15 out of 17 master tests. AKC has confirmed that Emma has earned more master upland passes than any other retriever (not just flat-coats).

National Fun

May 23, 2023 / Ruth Marsh

Athercroft is proud of what the 2023 National Specialty dogs brought home!
Athercroft Sleight my Name 'Alvin' Best 4-6 Puppy
Athercroft A'Bat Damn Time 'Jinx' second in 6-9 puppy sweeps and first in Bred By Exhibitor puppy
Athercroft To the Moon and Bat 'Buzz' first in Bred by Exhibitor puppy
Fishercreek Athercroft Jackson five 'Tito' Third in Ambred
Alidar Cactus Flower 'Goldie Hawn' fourth in Ambred
Athercroft Lettuce Romain Calm 'Benny' second in Stud Dog

Specialty AOM

May 26, 2023 / Dawn Buttion & Marty Archambeault & Colin & Bryce

Quigley, GCH Blazin's Quigley Down Under RI NAJ DCAT, was awarded a Judges Award Of Merit at the FCRSA National Specialty. Quigley was shown by Alex Bialozor. Quigley is owned and loved by Pam & Jerry Ambrose and Dawn Buttion.

Blazin's Specialty Fun

May 27, 2023 / Dawn Buttion & Marty Archambeault & Colin & Bryce

Marty and I competed in Agility on Sunday and then he took 3 of our dogs home. I stayed to compete in Rally, Obedience and Breed with the girls and he came back with Piston for Breed on Friday. A long but fun week.

GCH MACH BLAZIN'S LICENSE TO DRIVE CDX PCDX BN GN RAE JH MXS MJS MXP MJP OF T2B BCAT DN DJ VFCR1 HOF "Juvi" - Agility T2B Q & 4th place JWW Q, 3rd Veteran Bitches Sweeps 9-11, 2nd Veteran Bitches 9-11, 1st Team Obedience, Ring of Honor & Triple Threat Award Recipient

CH BLAZIN'S QUESTIONABLE DRIVE'R BN RA MX MXJ MJB XF FCAT T2B ACT2 ACT2J DSA "Cabbie" - Agility QQ, 1st place STD Q, 2nd place JWW Q, T2B Q, Master Fast Q, Rally Adv B Q, Obedience Beg Novice Q & Triple Threat Award Recipient

GCH GROUSEMOOR BLUE FLAME A BLAZIN BN RA DCAT CGC "Azula" - 1st place Rally Adv A Q & New title, 4th Place Obedience Beg Nov Q & New Title, Cut in Best of Breed & Triple Threat Award Recipient


BLAZIN'S PINK CADILLAC RN AX MXJ FCAT3 ACT2 ACT2J "Seville" - Agility 2nd place Open FAST Q & 4th place JWW Q


Supported Entry Fun

May 6, 2023 / Dawn Buttion & Marty Archambeault & Colin & Bryce

Azula, GCH GROUSEMOOR BLUE FLAME A BLAZIN RI DCAT CGC, won Best of Breed under breeder judge Judy Gladson. She went on to win an Owner Handler Group 1 under Judy and Owner Handler Best In Show under Thomas Schulz!!

Azula is owned and loved by Dawn Buttion, Marty Archambeault, Colin Archambeault & Helen Szostak.

New Title!

May 22, 2023 / Patty & Joe Johnstone

At the FCRSA National Specialty, Betsy finished her Rally Novice title (in 5th place out of 30) with a 97! This also qualified us for the 2024 AKC Rally Nationals! We then competed in Team Rally and placed 2nd! Betsy is so much fun to work with!

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