2019 TROUT CREEK NEWS
FINAL SHOW OF 2019!
Nash and Luke took a trip to the East Coast to attend the final show of the year in Allentown, PA. Nash ended the year on a high note with a lovely Best of Breed win, a Group 3 placement and also rounded out the year as the #1 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in breed points for the second year in a row! This is no small task and I'm proud how they have represented themselves in a variety competition. Thank you Luke & Rowan for making Nash a priority especially around the holidays, to Kelly for providing transportation, and to Chloe for showing Nash in group on Sunday while Luke was on his way home.
GREATER CLARK COUNTY
The last local show of the year brings in the holidays with festive sweaters and three Best of Breed wins for Nash!
Nash and Miles spent the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in California. Nash picked up two best of breed wins and Miles picked up her second major going Best of Opposite Sex from the classes over specials! Thank you to Luke and Corie!
Odyssey earned her Novice Working Pack Dog title this weekend! Huge thank you to Knico for taking Ody this weekend as her hiking buddy - she made it possible! Nash earned legs 3 & 4 of his Working Pack Dog title with Blake! Both covered 16 miles this weekend, good job!
NAPA VALLEY WINE CLUSTER
Miles went on her first big out of town trip to Napa to attend the Wine Country Kennel Club and she had a great experience! The first day she went Reserve Winners Bitch to a major following it up going Winners Bitch/Best of Winners/Best of Opposite Sex over a special for her first major and then on the last day she picked up another single point going Winners Bitch. Big thank you to Paula Robles and Corie Hebert for handling Miles!
GOLDEN GATE GSMD SPECIALTIES
A great trip down south for some of the extended Trout Creek family! Dash earned some qualifying points towards her FastCAT title, Luna earned a leg towards her CD title and also went High in Trial, Enzo (Tucker's boy) went Best Veteran at both specialties, and Nash won the Golden Gate GSMD Club Specialty and received a Group 3 placement!
PUMPKIN & DRAFTING DAY
Fall festivities at the Cascade GSMD Club Trick For A Treat event! Had fun visiting with several puppy homes, painting pumpkins and several first timers trying draft!
HERDING FUN DAY
A super fun herding day hosted by the Cascade Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club at Brigand's Hideout! Several Trout Creek puppies attended from various litters and it was neat to see them all! Wonderful to see Dave Viklund again too who worked with Rhea and Onna years prior.
WORKING GROUP 2
Nash picks up a lovely Group 2 at Timberland Valley Dog Fanciers Association show - way to go! Great end to the weekend getting ready for Nash & Luke to head to the National Specialty in Ohio!
NEW CHRONICLE STATS!
Yahoo! Nash continues the year as the #1 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in breed points! He's been able to hold this ranking the entire year so far! So pleased with his continued success!
So proud of how Nash and Luke represented in Ohio at the 25th annual GSMDCA National Specialty! Nash and Luke represented at the Top 20 event for finishing the #1 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog for the 2018 looking like they polished team they are! At the National Specialty Nash earned an Award of Merit in huge entry of swissies! The following day at the GSMDCA Independent Specialty he also earned the 1st Award of Merit - thank you to Ashley for stepping in to handle him when Luke had to get back home. Thank you to everyone for the kind comments on Nash for the continued support!
CANINE CHRONICLE STATISTICS
The new Canine Chronicle statistics are out through July 31st and Nash has been able to maintain the #1 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in breed points for the entire year of 2019 so far!
Additionally, he went Best of Breed all four days at the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Show and Olympic Kennel Club Shows in Enumclaw, WA
AVA EARNS CDX!
3rd leg in open obedience and new title! Ava (Mon x Sophie) got her CDX title. 191 points, 2nd place! So very proud of Ava and her owner Kristine for all they've accomplished so far and wishing them continued success on their next goal of Utility!
Stetson (Nash x Soleil) earned his first qualifying Fast CAT run last weekend! Good boy who is having so much fun!
CLACKAMAS KENNEL CLUB
What a great weekend at the local Clackamas Kennel Club show in Canby, OR! On Saturday, Nash went Best of Breed and Soleil went Best of Opposite and Best of Breed Owner Handled. On Sunday, Soleil was the big winner going Best of Breed and Nash went Best of Opposite Sex! Couldn't be more proud of these two!!
NEW CHRONICLE STATISTICS!
Almost to the halfway point of the year and Nash continues as #1 Breed and is #2 All Breed! Of course none of this could happen without Luke & Rowan Baggenstos so a heartfelt thank you to them for their continued belief in Nash! Also, thank you to Jager DeGrendele "Janette" for the lovely ringside candid and to Antoinelle Vulpis for the ad!
MBISS GCHG Trout Creek's Written Onna Star RN CGC JHD HTADIs TKN NWPD "Nash"
NEW PLATINUM GRAND CHAMPION
Nash becomes 1 of 3 Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs to earn Platinum Grand Champion title!
JUNE - AVA ROCKING OBEDIENCE!
Ava (Mon x Sophie) and her mom finished the requirements for her CD (Companion Dog) title this April and is already more than halfway to earning her CDX (Open Obedience title). This is HUGE accomplishment and I'm so proud of them! Way to go and keep up the great work!
GOLD BREEDER OF MERIT
American Kennel Club approved my application for GOLD Breeder of Merit designation! Sincere appreciation to the other breeders I have worked with to achieve this level with breeding pairings and to puppy homes for making Trout Creek shine in the conformation and performance rings!
*BREEDER OF MERIT-GOLD MINIMUM OF 50 DOGS EARNING TITLES WITH A MINIMUM OF 30 DOGS HAVING EARNED PREFIX TITLES. Both prefix (Champion titles in all venues) and suffix titles recognize titles earned in AKC Conformation, Companion, and Performance events. Full requirements
JUNE - INLAND EMPIRE KENNEL ASSOCIATION
Nash along with Rowan picked up a nice Working Group 3 in Coeur d’ Alene, ID under judge Debra Thornton! Always so thrilling to get this news!
NEW MONTHLY STATISTICS
Nash continues the year as the #1 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in breed points!
MAY - CAPITAL CITY CLUSTER
A great weekend for Nash in Elma, Washington filled with a Group 2 and Group 3 placement as well as four Bests of Breed wins!
FEBRUARY - COVERED BRIDGE CLUSTER
It was a great weekend at the dog show in Albany, OR! New Champion "Hazen", New Grand Champion "Odyssey", and 4 Bests of Breed for Nash! Thank you again to Caleb Bloedel and Angela Merfeld for taking Hazen back in!
JANUARY - ROSE CITY CLASSIC
What a weekend! Nash Bests of Breed all four days of cluster including two Best in Specialty Show wins and a huge group 3 placement! In addition, Hazen went Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweepstakes and Reserve Winners Dog at Speciality #1 and Soleil's first time out as special she went Select Bitch and earned and Award of Merit at the specialty shows!
MAY - COYOTE HILLS KENNEL CLUB
Nash goes back-to-back Bests of Breed at the Coyote Hills Kennel Club in Vallejo, CA
APRIL - LEWISTON, ID
Taking it easy in the month of April with one show weekend picking up four Bests of Breed wins in Lewiston, Idaho!
NEW SENN AD
JANUARY - WESTERN WASHINGTON CLUSTER
Nash goes Bests of Breed all three days of the Western Washington Cluster in Puyallup, WA making the cut in group 2 days. Great first show weekend of the year!
MARCH - SEATTLE KENNEL CLUB
Nash, Hazen and Odyssey had a great time on their trip to Seattle for the Seattle Kennel Club Show and Meet the Breed booth! Nash picked up two nice Bests of Breed wins and made the cut in group getting some nice recognition. We were joined by several other Trout Creek homes (Porter, Sierra, Dash, Millie, Strider) and all were great ambassadors for the breed - thank you to their families for coming out and joining!
FEBRUARY - SWEETHEART SPECIALTY
Trip down to Fresno, CA to Sweetheart GSMD Specialty. It was Onna's first time in the veteran ring and it was special showing her. On the way down we stopped in Corning, CA to visit with Nash's puppy "Hamilton" and were able to get some neat generation photos. I'd call it a successful trip! Onna went Best Veteran in Sweepstakes and Hazen went Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best of Breed Owner Handled for a major!
JANUARY CANINE CHRONICLE AD
Trout Creek Swiss Mountain Dogs established in 1998
Trout Creek Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge in Southwest Washington on the Oregon border approximately one hour from the Portland, OR metro area and few short hours from Seattle. The majority of Trout Creek swissy puppies reside in the Pacific Northwest in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California, Utah and Nevada, however there are many throughout the United States and Canada.
AKC Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs & AKC Gold Breeder of Merit
Trout Creek Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs produced well-rounded GSMDs conforming to the AKC breed standard making exceptional family members, have winning qualities for the show ring and are willing workers for the various performance and working venues. Health and wellness always a top priority, only dogs that have passing health clearances and met CHIC requirements were used in Trout Creek’s breeding program.
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