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Field Dogs Can Do It Too
Field dogs can do obedience and rally too!  CH Darkwater All That Glitters RA AX AXJ NF SH WCX CGC "Neon" owned by Penny Woodward had a good day at DOTC in Lynchburg Sunday earning his first obedience leg in Beginner Novice B and then completing his Rally Advanced title.
New Rally Title for A-Maze-ing

 "Maze" owned by Brenda Boesel earned (my very first) his Rally Excellent Advanced title at the Tidelands Poodle Club Rally Trial in Hampton, VA. On Friday night, Maze won the Rally High Combined award with a Q in Excellent B and a 1st place finish in Advanced B. On Saturday, he earned his RAE title with a Q in Excellent B and 4th place in Advanced B.

On Sunday, Aug 27, he earned another Q towards his Dock Senior Advanced title at the King George Diving Dog event in Virginia with a Splash of 15"6".

Rock-it Makes a Big Splash
Fleetwing's Midnight Moonlight BN CD JH RE DJ DS WC CGC "Rock it" owned by Brenda L Boesel earned his Dock Senior title at the Inaugural King George, VA NADD Dock Diving Event with a personal best Splash of 16' 9". He also earned 2 more Q's towards his Air Retrieve Senior title with two grabs at 14". 2017 has really been a fantastic year for me and Team Big Black Dawg Brigade!
Rally On

Fleetwing's Midnight Moonlight BN CD JH RE DJ DS WC CGC "Rock it" owned by Brenda L Boesel earned his Rally Excellent title at the Tidelands Poodle Club Rally /ObedienceTrial in Hampton, VA. He did this in fine fashion winning the Excellent B class with a perfect score of 100 and the fastest time on the course. In the obedience ring, he earned a bonus CD leg and 2nd place as a warm up to his 1st place finish in his debut in the Graduate Novice class.


 July 2017 


A Tricky Day
Both Blazin's Keep The Faith CDX BN RE TKN CGC "Kip" and Eagletarn Mistral Wind RN TKN CGC "Thrill" owned by Marla Stoner passed the Novice Tricks test at Breakaway Action Dogs on July 25, 2017.  They had fun.
A New Champion!
Ch Victory On The Wing CGC "Flyer" owned by Neal & Helenmary Cody and Judy Gladson finished his championship at Howard County under judge Marilyn Pipes. It was his third major and quite a thrill to finish from the 12-18 month class.
Rally On
At the Blue Crab Clust on July 1st, CH Darkwater All That Glitters RN AX AXJ SH WCX CGC "Neon" owned by Penny Woodward earned his first Rally Adv B leg with a score of 98 and a 2nd place.  It was a good feeling to be able to place amongst dogs that were competing for their RAE, especially when I entered him just because I was going to be there for NADD.  Sometimes taking chances does work out for the best!

 June 2017 


Our first MACH!
MACH CH Blazin's Life Is Good CD JH MX MXJ OF T2B WCX CGC, "Benny," owned by Scott & Tina Borden, finished his Master Agility Championship at PVGRC's Agility Trial in Frederick, MD! Now, maybe Scott gets him back to work on his SH :)
RAE in Maze's sight
U-CH GCH CH Shalyn's Silky Soul Singer CD BN JH WC RE NA NAJ NAP NJP DS CGC VFCR1 "Maze" owned by Brenda Boesel is well on his way to his RAE title. He picked up QQ #7 and #8 this weekend at the Merrimac Dog Training Club Trials in Hampton, Va. On Friday Maze got 2nd place in Excellent B and 4th place in Advanced B. On Saturday afternoon, he got a Q in Excellent B and placed 3rd in Advanced B.
Excellent for Rock-it
Fleetwing's Midnight Moonlight BN CD JH RA DJ WC CGC "Rock it" owned by Brenda L Boesel picked up his first and second Rally Excellent Q's at the Merrimac Dog Training Club Trial in Hampton, VA. He got a Q on Friday night and on Saturday won 3rd place with a perfect score of 100. Rock on boy, rock on
Swizzle & Agility .. Fun Times
At the Periland CPE trials,  "Swizzle", Ch Blazin's Night Cap BN RN NA NAJ CL1, earned her level one Handler title (CL1-H).  This completed all her level 1 titles giving her the CL1 title.  Swizzle also qualified on every run, with all 1st places and earned 7 legs towards her level 2 titles.  The following weekend at the Oriole Dog Training Club Agility trial, Swizzle earned her Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers titles with 2 1st places!  Moving on to open! Swizzle is owned and loved by Dawn Buttion, Martin Archambeault & Bryce Archambeault & Colin too!

 May 2017 


Champion Piston
At the Union County KC show, "Piston", CH Blazin's Off Road Drive"N,  won Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best of Breed and Best Owner Handled in Breed for a 4 point major and his championship title!!  Piston also made the cut in the Sporting Group.  Not too bad just 2 days before his 1st birthday!  Piston is owned and loved  by Dawn Buttion and Marty, Bryce and Colin Archambeault.
Hat Trick Juvi

At the 2017 FCRSA National Specialty, "Juvi", GCh Blazin's License To Drive CDX PCDX BN GN RAE AX AXJ NF,  was awarded the Hat Trick.  Juvi qualified in agility, rally & obedience!  The highlight of the week was Juvi and Marty showing in Advanced B for the first time and getting 1st out of 27 dogs!  Juvi also competed in Team Rally and Team Obedience for the 1st time ever.  What a blast!!  Juvi is owned and loved by Dawn Buttion, Marty & Bryce Archambeault!

Piston's 1st Specialty
At the 2017 FCRSA National Specialty, "Piston", Blazin's Off Road Drive"N, was awarded 1st place in the 9-12 Puppy Dog Sweepstakes class of 17 and 3rd place in the 9-12 Puppy Dog Regular class!  Piston is owned and loved by Dawn Buttion, Marty, Bryce and Colin Archambeault!
A Hat Trick Specialty
Eagletarn Mistral Wind CGC "Thrill" owned by Marla Stoner earned a Hat Trick award at the specialty.  In the process he earned his second leg in Beginner Novice obedience,  tieing for fourth place.  Unfortunately his was very distracted in the runoff and didn't win it.  He also earned his third leg in Rally Novice for his RN title.  I'm very proud of my puppy.
Rock-it Shoots and Scores the Hat Trick
Fleetwing's Midnight Moonlight BN CD JH RA DJ WC CGC "Rock it" owned by Brenda L Boesel attended the 2017 FCRSA National Specialty and came home with FIVE titles! A natural in the field, Rock-it earned his JH on Saturday and turned around on Sunday and netted his 1st WC. He had a stellar day in the obedience ring winning 2nd Place in Beginner Novice B and in the same trial earned his Companion Dog title in the Novice B ring. Rock-it finished up this most memorable specialty by winning First place in Rally Advanced A and also his title in that venue. This Q's made him eligible for the Specialty Hat Trick (3 sport) Award. So proud of my boy.
Maze put his Paws Across Niagra
U-CH GCH CH Shalyn's Silky Soul Singer CD BN JH WC RE NA NAJ NAP NJP DS CGC "Maze" owned by Brenda Boesel attended the National Specialty and gave me a great Mother's Day present on Sunday May 14 by earning his WC. We had fun at the Rally Trial and we earned our 6th QQ towards our Rally RAE title. It was so nice to see him show for the first time in Gun Dog (JH) Sweeps and also in the Working Dog class. He looked very handsome and proudly represented "The Shalyn's".
Stepping out at the Speciatly
Victory On The Wing CGC "Flyer" owned by Neal & Helenmary Cody and Judy Gladson was a very good boy at the FCRSA National Specialty. He came home with 4th place ribbons in both Sweepstakes and the Regular classes. What a good boy!
Tommy second in Bredby at national!
Athercroft Follow the Litre, "Tommy" owned by Ruth Marsh and Dee Turkelson, earned a second place in the the Bred by Exhibitor class at the recent FCRSA National specialty!  Always proud to show and place in this class!
Wally sweeps up!
Athercroft Wallaby Darned "Wally" owned by Ruth Marsh and Dee Turkelson, won the 6-9 month old puppy dog class at the FCRSA National Specialty!  This was Wally's second show and he really enjoyed it!
Wally places again!
Athercroft Wallaby Darned "Wally" owned by Ruth Marsh and Dee Turkelson, came off his sweeps win to follow up with a third in the regular class of 6-9 month old dogs.  We are very proud of this youngster!
Super Specialty
CH Darkwater All That Glitters RN AX AXJ *SH* WCX CGC "Neon" owned by Penny Woodward had a great 3 days at the FCRSA National Specialty earning his Senior Hunter title on Saturday, another WCX pass on Sunday and qualifying in Agility on Monday in master standard with a second place.  It was great to be with old friends and to meet and make new ones and share my excitement with all.
Double Major Piston
At the Trenton KC show, a MAFCRC Booster,  "Piston" , Blazin's Off Road Drive"N, won Winners Dog for a 5 point major.  Piston wasn't done.  He went on to win Best of Winners, Best of Breed and Best Owner Handled in Breed in an entry of 31 including 11 specials.  What a thrill!  Piston is owned and loved  by Dawn Buttion and Marty, Bryce and Colin Archambeault.
Preferred Open
At the Catoctin KC obedience trial, "Juvi",  GCh Blazin's License To Drive CDX PCDX BN GN RAE AX AXJ NF, earned her 3rd Preferred Open leg with a 195.5 and 2nd Place for her PCDX title!!  Juvi is owned and loved by Dawn Buttion, Martin Archambeault & Bryce Archambeault and Colin too!

 April 2017 


Bredby Group 1!
Tommy "Athercroft Follow the Litre", won the Bredby sporting group in Bear, Delaware!  Despite 90 degree temps, he then placed 3rd in the Owner/Handler group.  Very proud to be on the end of his lead!
Excellent Jumper
At the Sheltie Agilty trial, "Juvi", GCh Blazin's License To Drive CDX BN GN RAE AX AXJ NF, picked up her 3rd AXJ leg for the title!  Juvi is owned and loved by Dawn, Marty & Colin & Bryce!
Calder Earns his Junior Hunter
Quillquest Yin Yang and Darkwater JH "Calder" owned by Penny Woodward and Gillian Impey passed his 4th test to earn his Junior Hunter title at the Rappahannock River Retriever Club's spring hunt test under judges Carol Lewis and Dawn Romanczak.
Rock-it's on a Roll
"Rock it", owned by Brenda L Boesel earned his second and third Junior Hunter passes at the RRRC double tests in Remington, VA at Shady Grove Kennel. Perfect weather and friendly competitors made for a great day.
Owner-Handled Fun
At the Shawnee KC show, "Piston" , Blazin's Off Road Drive"N , picked up an Owner-Handled Group 3.  Just 2 weeks later at the Old Dominion KC show, he picked up an Owner-Handled Group 2.  This gives Piston 175 points in just 4 Owner-Handled Group appearances!  Piston is owned and loved by Dawn, Marty, Colin & Bryce!
Maze is now a Junior Hunter

Maze and I attended the MidAtlantic Hunting Retriever Club tests in Emporia, VA the weekend of March 25 and 26. He earned his second and third Junior Hunter passes. On April 2, we traveled to the Tidewater Retriever Club test at Shady Grove Kennel in Remington, VA and Maze finished up his JH title and along with that he earned his VFCR1 title as well. I am so proud of our accomplishment. This is the first dog I have done field training with. He was owner trained and handled to his title.

--Brenda

Another Open Option
At the Mason Dixon KC obedience trial, "Juvi", GCh Blazin's License To Drive CDX BN GN RAE AX OAJ NF, earned her 1st 2 Preferred Open legs taking 1st Place both days!!  Juvi is owned and loved by Dawn Buttion, Martin Archambeault, Bryce Archambeault and Colin too! 

 March 2017 


Rock-It scores his first JH leg

"Rock it" and I attended the MidAtlantic Hunting Retriever Club JH test in Emporia, VA. This was his first time out at a test and he did great work and earned his first Junior Hunter leg.I am looking forward to taking him to more tests and completing my second JH title this year

--Brenda

First Open A Leg!
Blazin's Just Drive CD JH WCX "Zoomie" owned by Scott Borden, picked up her first Open Obedience leg at our Spring Supported Entry at MSDA!
Another GCH Major!
GCH Shalyn's Belle Bottom Blues CD RE OA OAJ JH CGC VFCR1 "Belle" owned and bred by Sherri Lilley-Peck and handled by Alex Bialozor won the Working Bitch Class and took select bitch at the MD Sporting Dog show. She is half way to her bronze grand championship!
New Bronze Grand Champion!
GCHB CH Shalyn's Ribbons and Blues BN CD RE NA NJP CGC "Blue" owned, bred and handled by Sherri Lilley-Peck took the select dog major to finish his bronze grand championship at the MD Sporting dog show!
Spring Supported Sat
Athercroft Follow the Litre, "Tommy" owned by Ruth Marsh and Dee Turkelson was awarded Winner Dog, Best of Winner, Best Owner Handled at the Spring Supported on Saturday!  It is always an honor to win from the Bredby class!  We are very proud of Tommy!
Spring Supported Sunday
Athercroft Dillovely "Jozy" owned by Ruth Marsh and Dee Turkelson had a wonderful day at the Spring Supported!  She was awarded WB, BOW, Best Owner handled and Best Bredby.  Such an honor!

 February 2017 


Best in Match!
Flatgold's Fly Me To The Moon "Phoebe" won a Sporting Group 1 and Best in Match at the Mason Dixon sanctioned B all-breed match.
Major win
Flatgold's Fly Me To The Moon "Phoebe" owned by Janet & Cary Ciarico and handled by Janet, was WB for her first points and a major, at the Maryland KC show.
Hat Trick for Rock-it

Fleetwing's Midnight Moonlight RN CGC DJ "Rock it" owned by Brenda L Boesel

At the Richmond Dog Obedience Club Novice/Rally Trial, Rock-it made his debut in the Novice B ring and got his first Q of the day. He then went on to earn a Q and his 2nd Beginner Novice B leg and finished his day off with a 1st place finish in Rally Advanced A with a perfect score of 100.

Almost Halfway to RAE
U-CH GCH CH Shalyn's Silky Soul Singer CD BN RE NA NAJ NAP NJP CGC DS "Maze" owned by Brenda Boesel earned his 4th RAE leg at the Richmond Dog Obedience Club Rally Trial on Feb 18. He took 4th place in the Excellent B class and then had a qualifying run in the Advanced B class up against some tough competition where the 1-4 placements all earned scores of 100.

 January 2017 


VA is for Majors
"Piston", Blazin's Off Road Drive"N, was handled by Dawn to his 1st major at the Middle Peninsula KC show in Richmond, VA under Flat-Coat breeder Maria White!! "Immy",  Ch Blazin's Magic Marker RN CGC, was handled by Marty to her 3rd GCH Major at the same show!  Piston and Immy are owned and loved by Dawn M Buttion, Martin J Archambeault, Bryce Archambeault and Colin Archambeault !
GCH Select Win
U-CH GCH CH Shalyn's Silky Soul Singer CD BN RE NA NAJ NAP NJP CGC DS "Maze" owned by Brenda Boesel took a 4 point GCH Select Dog with wins over Specials at the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club of Virginia show in Richmond under breeder judge, Maria White on January 29.
Select Points for Belle!
GCH Shalyn's Belle Bottom Blues CD RE OA OAJ JH CGC VFCR1 "Belle" bred, owned and handled by Sherri Lilley-Peck took select bitch at the Middle Peninsula KC show in Richmond, Va.
Select dog major for Blue!
GCH Shalyn's Ribbons and Blues BN CD RE NA NJP CGC "Blue" bred and owned by Sherri Lilley-Peck took the select dog major at the Middle Peninsula KC show in Richmond, Va.
New Companion Dog
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family: Cambria,Cambria,"Times New Roman";font-family:"Times New Roman";">CH Victory’s Kodiak Grin and Bear It CD JH is owned by Don and Susan Bierer; trained and handled by Don. “Cody” aced his Novice B trials with a 1st place in West Friendship, MD, and two 2nd place finishes in Columbia, SC. The third leg was a heart stopper where only two dogs qualified after multiple dogs broke their stays.</span>
3 out of 4 added 2
At the Star City Canine Training Club and Dog Owners Training Club of Lexington, Shasta Red Medicine Woman *OA*  *AXJ* JH WC CGC DJ "Shaman" owned by William and Penny Woodward qualified 3 out of 4 runs (handler error on the one she did not qualify on) and added two new titles to her name.  Shaman picked up her 2nd Open Standard leg on Saturday then went on to Double Q on Sunday earning her 3rd legs in Open Standard and Excellent Jumpers.  I am very proud of this girl and looking forward to running her in master with the "big dogs".