Great job Havana and team on winning BOS the second year in a row at the Eukanuba National Championship on December 15th. She is such a beauty and I love seeing Klaus' offspring. GCH. Wildest Dream Midnight in Havana was bred by Tina & John Bailey of Wildest Dream Swissies.
NEW PACK DOG TITLES Trout Creek has to new Novice Working Pack Dogs! Barkley and Schwinn both successfully completed their four legs with ease this December. Thank you to their co-owners for all your working in getting them conditioned! I had a great time with this wonderful group of people and swissies and we even had beautiful winter weather.
A NEW CHAMPION Congratulations to Tracy Brainard and Ollie! CH Double Q'S Double Olive Martini RN CD NDD NWWD CA VGS "Ollie" (Dicey x Klaus) earned her championship and VGS this weekend! Great work team on all of your accomplishments! Klaus is so proud of his kids, Ollie's is his 14th AKC champion.
A NEW CHAMPION Congratulations to Regina Reese and Jarno! Jarno earned his championship at The Greater Clark County Kennel Club show in Ridgefield, WA on December 7th. Ch. Swiftwater Grand Prix give Klaus his 13th AKC champion offspring and he is from the first litter sired by Klaus with Kokanee.
A NEW CHAMPION Big congrats to the wonderful Chloe & Phreddie Sienkewicz on earning Brew's new championship! Ch. Trout Creek's Time for Another at Land's End gives Rock his 3rd champion and Brie her 7th. Chloe and Brew sure make a pretty pair.
PACK HIKE November 16th & 17th I joined a great group of people and their swissies for 16 miles of hiking over the two days. We had record turnouts and I'm looking forward to the upcoming hike in December. Lisbon, Rhea, Quest and Onna were my hiking buddies and several of my puppies (Schwinn, Bono, Harper and Barkley) also came which was nice.
KLICKITAT TRAIL Lyle, WA Rhea, Lisbon and I joined some other swissy friends for a leisurely hike on a converted rails to trails in the Gorge today. The morning started off with a little drizzle of rain, but it ended up being a wonderful fall day. I love that even though Rhea is now ten that she can still get out and hike with the best of them!
LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS Hiking, hiking and more hiking! The boys and I have been making our way around many of the trails in the Gorge this week and it has been wonderful to get out in the vibrant colors of autumn. This weekend we hiked Falls Creek trail and also the Indian Creek trail in Hood River.
FALL FUN! Although I've been busy at home taking care of the XTERRA puppies, I have managed to get out an enjoy the beautiful fall colors and the nice weather we've been having! Tucker is visiting for a few weeks and he's such an easygoing guy to have around an has been a wonderful hiking buddy. Some swissy friends and great company have even been able to join a couple of times and we were fortunate enough to get a generation picture with Klaus, Tucker & Butler.
XTERRA TRIATHLON LITTER Onna x Gunner puppies entered the world on September 13th; 4 boys and 3 girls
NATIONAL SPECIALTY This year I was given the opportunity to judge Sweepstakes at the 2013 GSMDCA National Specialty in Gray Summit, MO held at Purina Farms. It was such a honor to be given this assignment and even though I felt a bit out of my comfort-zone, looking back I really enjoyed the experience! It was a great week visiting with swissy friends and getting the opportunity to see GSMD's from all around the country.
LONGVIEW-KELSO KENNEL CLUB SHOW and PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET This past weekend I attended the Longview-Kelso Kennel Club show in St. Helens, OR where Quest won WB/BOW/BOS for a 3pt major on Saturday, Barkley won WD for 1pt on Saturday and then Sunday he won WD/BOW for a 4pt major and Schwinn took RWB on Sunday. After the show several us went to the market in downtown Portland for lunch and some swissy fun, it was a great weekend!
NISQUALLY KENNEL CLUB Quest had a great time this past weekend with her pal Cutter at the Nisqually Kennel Club show...from the looks of it she really enjoyed relaxing and the comforts of the hotel room. On Saturday, August 10th she was RWB and on Sunday, August 11th she picked up a 4pt major winning Best of Opposite Sex.
ADVENTURES IN THEIR NEW WONDERLAND
Sophie x Gunner puppies have gone on to their new homes. I am so thrilled with the families who have added these wonderful puppies to their homes! Looking forward to seeing pictures of them in their new homes.
SUMMER DAY IN HOOD RIVER, OR Today I spent a great day taking the Wonderland puppies on an adventure to the Gorge White House farm and the puppies had fun running through the flowers and meeting tons of friendly people. Lisbon was able to join in the fun and visit with his pals. Our handsome boy Barkley happens to live in Hood River with his wonderful mom Patti Ann and they were able join us and other swissy friends Gypsy & Cutter; Barkley showed off his great retrieving and water skills. (Right top photo Lisbon & Gypsy, Right bottom photo the three Wonderland girls and below Barkley.)
SHINE EARNS HER BRONZE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP Congrats to "Shine" GCH Seneca's Collective Soul on earning her Bronze Level Grand Championship at the Blackhawk Kennel Club & Kishwaukee Kennel Club shows in Belvidere, IL 7/13-14/2013. Shine, Janelle, and Liz make a great team; Shine has earned multiple group placements, recently won BOS at the Lakeshore Specialty and was shown at Westminster this past February. Daddy Klaus and I are both so proud! She is such a beauty!
CLACKAMAS KENNEL CLUB SHOW A lot of Trout Creek GSMD's on the move this weekend; on Saturday, June 22nd Tucker earned another BOB major towards his grand championship, Barkley picked up another point winning WD and BOW, and Quest picked up another single taking WB and BOS. On Sunday Tucker picked up a SEL, Quest won WB/BOW/BOS, and Areya got her first go in the ring for the puppy fun match with her co-owner Art Wright handling her. It was a fun weekend of visiting with great dogs and wonderful people.
A NEW CHAMPION Congrats to John & Thea Sperline and their handsome boy Ch. Trout Creek's Playin' For Keeps "Ruger" (Yuri x Brie) on earning his AKC championship at the Virginia Kennel Club show on June 23, 2013. Ruger gives Brie her sixth champion offspring. Thank you so much John & Thea for being so dedicated and for all your work both in the ring and out, couldn't ask for a better home for Ruger and Heidi.
HERITAGE TRAIL NORTH BONNEVILLE What great weather for a hike! Schwinny, Lisbon and I met Schwinn's puppy Areya and her dad Art along with Larry and his new berner pup Sassy for a fun puppy hike. Great company, wonderful views, and the dogs had a great time.
ALL ABOUT RHEA...ADVENTURES AT THE BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB OF OREGON'S DRAFT TRIAL For the past several months I have been working with Rhea in anticipation for an upcoming draft trial, unfortunately I wasn't able to attend since I am home taking care of the Wonderland Litter. I convinced my friend Allison to run the course with Rhea and although she didn't finish with a passing score I'm still so proud of Rhea's accomplishments and that she was able to finish the entire course and freight haul, she will be 10 this July! Way to go Ree-ree! She got to spend the weekend with her best buds Cutter & Gypsy and relax in style for all her hard work.
SCHREINER'S IRIS GARDENS Wow, what a great find! This will be a new annual trip for the Trout Creek crew. Klaus, Onna & Lisbon all enjoyed this adventure.
A TRIP TO ELMA Attended the Olympia Dog Fanciers show in Elma, WA on 5/4 & 5/5 where Tucker went Best of Breed, Quest picked up a couple single points as Winners Bitch and Barkley won his first points as Best of Winners! Fun sunny weekend.
A NEW CHAMPION Congrats to Sharon Gardner and her handsome boy CH Trout Creek's Top Hat In Tails "Ted" on earning his AKC championship at the Bucks County Kennel Club show on May 4, 2013. Ted gives Klaus his 12th champion offspring! Mommy Rhea and Daddy Klaus are proud.
WALLA WALLA KENNEL CLUB Traveled to Walla Walla, WA with Lisbon to watch our boy Tucker in the group ring with Rick Baggnestos. No group placements, but Tucker did make the cut and it was beautiful weekend in the Columbia River Gorge.
A NEW ADVENTURE FOR THE VOODOO LITTER The darling 5 Schwinn x Gunner puppies went to their new homes. I'm so happy with the great families these little cuties went to, can't wait to see how they all mature.
WORKING SWISSY Rhea and I had the opportunity to attend a draft match put on by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Oregon at Orchard Park in Vancouver, WA. It was a wonderful learning experience to help us get ready for the upcoming draft trial. The berner community was so welcoming to us and our swissies!
WOODENSHOE TULIP FESTIVAL Razz and Onna joined me at the Woodenshoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, OR for a swissy-filled day spent with friends.
KELLY COMES FOR A VISIT Great friend, Kelly Nevin, came for a visit all the way from Massachusetts to help work on drafting skills, she was such a big help! She got to visit with the cute little puppies (Mr. Green pictured to right) and she was also nice to help me show dogs at the Chintimini show in Albany. Thank you so much for your visit, it was such a pleasure.
CHINTIMINI DOG SHOW Several of the Trout Creek GSMD's were shown at the Chintimini Kennel Club show in Albany, OR; Tucker won Best of Breed both days, Bono was winner dogs each day picking up a couple of singles and my beautiful girl Onna earned a Select one day and Best of Opposite the other. To top it off, Onna earned a Group Four placement in the Owner-Handler group ring on Saturday!
CONGRATS Introducing Trout Creek's Kiska CDX, RAE, OA, OAJ, UD Couldn't be happier for this wonderful team! Jim & Sierra have put so much work in earning Sierra her Utility Dog title. A huge thanks goes to Jim and Julie Franklin for their dedication and for being such a wonderful home to Sierra. Mommy Rhea and I our both very proud!
A NEW CHAMPION Handsome boy, Tucker earns his AKC championship earning Brie her Register of Merit and giving his Klaus his 11th champion offspring! Tucker is now being handled by Rick Baggenstos and on his first day in the group ring he was pulled for the cut, so excited to see what this special boy is going to do.