DECEMBER 2015: GREATER CLARK COUNTY KENNEL CLUB SHOW
Odyssey going Winners Bitch/Best of Winners from the 12-18 class at the Greater Clark County Kennel Club show in Ridgefield, WA for her second major. Odyssey is such a sweet young girl!
NOVEMBER 2015: TWO NEW CHAMPIONS
Dash (Gunner x Onna) and Zara (Klaus x Sophie) both earned their championships at the Umpqua & Rogue Valley Kennel Club Shows in Roseburg,OR. Soleil also had her show debut at just one day after her six month birthday and she did great!
NOVEMBER 2015: SOLEIL GOES HERDING
NOVEMBER 2015: BEAUTIFUL FALL OUTING WITH ODY, LOCH, & SOLEIL
OCTOBER 2015: VANCOUVER KENNEL CLUB
10/24/15: Nash went Best of Winners for his second major! Also, Tucker's daughter Cici finished her championship earning Tucker his 8th AKC Champion. Odyssey also had an exam and all checked out. Great start to the weekend!
10/25/15: Nash took Best of Breed from the classes defeating a special for a 4 point major!
OCTOBER 2015: MCMENAMIN'S EDGEFIELD
Took Zara & Soleil to the historic Mcmenamins Edgefield Hotel in Troutdale, OR -- great fall colors!
OCTOBER 2015: HOOD RIVER MOUNTAIN, GORGE WHITE HOUSE & MOUNTAIN VIEW ORCHARDS
Trout Creek GSMDs represented at the various events surrounding the National Specialty! It was a long journey to Colorado with a load full of dogs, but was so worth the experience. A great time was had by all. Thank you to Debbie Fields for capturing all these moments.
GSMDCA National Specialty (9/23, 9/24 & 9/25)
Nash wins Best of Opposite Sex to best Junior in Futurity , Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes and also places in the regular 12-18 class
Tucker made it down to the final cut out of the huge best of breed ring and also won Best Stud Dog with Tillie and Rocco
Klaus' beautiful daughter Shine from Seneca GSMD earned an Award of Merit and was chosen as the Top Twenty winner!
Ruger & Thea earned 2nd place and qualifying score of 183.5 in Novice B Obedience
Sierra & Jim earned an impressive score of 193 in Veteran Obedience and Sierra showed beautifully in the Veteran Ring. Sierra also earned her HCT leg earlier in the week -- way to go!
Heidi & Thea competed in Team Obedience and Team Rally and also placed in the Veteran 7-9 Ring
Tucker's boy Merlin (Tucker x Violet) and his owner worked their tails off and earned two legs toward his Novice Working Pack Dog title. Great job Heidi & Merlin!
Rocky Mountain Independent Specialty (9/21)
Tucker goes Select Dog at the Independent Specialty and also earns Best Stud dog with Enzo, Tillie and Rocco
Nash places 1st (puppy 12-15) in sweepstakes and also places in 12-18 during the regular classes
Zara places 1st (puppy 12-15) in Sweepstakes and also places in 12-18 during the regular classes
Tucker's kid Enzo earned an Award of Merit at the Independent!
Arapahoe Kennel Club Show; Aurora, CO (9/19 & 9/20)
Zara went Best of Winners for a 5pt major at the GSMD Club of the Rockies Supported Entry
Nash went Winners Dog for a 5 pt major at the GSMD Club of the Rockies Supported Entry
Tucker made the cut both days in a large class of specials -- thank you to Heather Johnson for your expert handling!
Shine (Klaus x Kayak) from Seneca GSMD went BOS on Saturday to follow it up with a Best of Breed win and Working Group 4 under Judge Mrs. Terry Berrios
September 5, 2015: EUGENE KENNEL CLUB
Eugene Kennel Club - Tucker went Best of Breed and made the cut in group! Thank you to Rick Baggenstos for your work with him! Zara went Best of Winners for 2pts. Next up....National Specialty in Colorado!
July 18 & 19, 2015: STUMPTOWN
Dash (Gunner x Onna) had a great weekend at Stumptown in Portland! On Saturday she went Best of Breed from the classes over specials for a 5pt major! To follow it up, she went Winners Bitch/Best of Winners on Sunday for another 2 points. Thank you to Rick Baggenstos for handling Dash. She only needs one single point to finish so hopefully that will come soon.
June 20 2015: CLACKAMAS KENNEL CLUB
Dash (Gunner x Onna) went Best of Winners at the Clackamas Kennel Club Show in Canby, OR for a 4 pt major! Tucker's daughter Katie (Tucker x Echo) went Reserve Winners Bitch and Bullet (Gunner x Onna) went Reserve Winners Dog as well. Great job to all the winners!
April 2, 2015: WOODEN SHOE TULIP FESTIVAL
Wooden Show Tulip Festival, my favorite activity of the year. Rhea and Loch, my oldest and youngest were the two lucky ones picked for this outing and we all had a great time. The flowers were beautiful and the dogs were well behaved. Looking forward to going back next year already.
March 28, 2015: CHINTIMINI KENNEL CLUB
Chintimini Kennel Club Zara (Klaus x Sophie) went WB/BOW for her second 3 point major from the bred-by exhibitor class and Nash (Timber x Onnna) went best puppy from the 6-9 puppy class. Both of these young puppies did great with their limited ring experience. Big thanks to their co-owners for getting them to the show.
March 14-15, 2015: INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW
I took Onna to the International All Breed Canine show this weekend at Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, WA. This was the first time in over a year the two of us have been in the ring together, it was fun showing my special girl. Onna earned her International Championship along with bred-by Group 2 and 3 and working group 2. We had a great time with friends!
February 20th -23rd, 2015: COVERED BRIDGE CLUSTER
A busy four days at the Linn County Kennel Club Covered Bridge Cluster!
Friday - Zara went Winners Bitch/ Best of Opposite Sex for a 3 point major her first day in the ring. Big congratulations to Michele Slate who finished her boy Raul this day who went WD/BOW
Saturday - Odyssey Winners Bitch/Best of Winners for a 3 point major
Sunday - Dash Winners Bitch for a 3 point major and Tucker's boy Butler finished earned his championship! Congrats to the Jones family! Butler & Bullet both got passing OFA eyes too!
Monday - Zara went WB/BOW for another point
Bullet (Gunner x Sophie)
Zara (Klaus x Sophie)
A very BIG thank you to everyone that helped at this show, this was a lot of dogs to juggle and there is no way I could have done it without the support. It was great company visiting with friends and swissies. I enjoyed seeing Sophie's boy Bullet to see how nicely he is maturing and my co-owned boy Nash (Timber x Onna) was entered on Monday for his first show and did great! Looking forward to see the official show photos.
January 15th - 18th, 2015: PORTLAND ROSE CITY CLUSTER
Butler WD/BOW January 15th and 16th for 2 majors and 6 points
Jim & Sierra are such a great team! At the Rose City Classic in Portland, Sierra (Zoom x Rhea) earned a 1st place and 3rd place in Rally on Saturday and on Sunday she was part of a 4-way tie for first place with a score of 99, Sierra had the third fastest time out of the four, not bad for an eight year old Swissy.
With Julie, Jim and Sierra Franklin
Tucker sends congrats to his boys for their great weekend at the Rose City Classic. Rocco (Tucker x Millie) went BOB two days and SD two days earning his Grand Championship and Butler (Tucker x Ruby) went WD/BOW two days for two more majors! Congratulations to the others winners as well!
So proud of Klaus' offspring, for 2014 he had three of kids make the Top 20! Klaus is greatly missed, but it does make me happy to see how great his children are doing both in and out of the show ring. Big congrats to the owners of Havana (Klaus x Tangee), Cooper (Klaus x Brie) and Shine (Klaus x Kayak) for their accomplishments. Klaus continues to make me proud and so do his children and grandchildren!