Congratulations to our members for a vast array of achievements. Photos, courtesy of club members except where indicated.
Tracking Handler of the Year
Kaye with her dog, Poppy.
9 Passes, 4 Titles, and 25 Points.
Pat Embleton & Zeke
On 5 October Pat and Zeke travelled to Ballarat where Zeke passed his Track and Search Test 6 to gain his TSDX title.
This was their first night test and they both had a ball
27 October, Graduation Day
Alistair with Chaos.
1. Alistair Steven and Chaos
eq 2.Tiffany Holcombe and Tilly
eq 2. Rachel Fkiaras and Max
eq 2. Lynne Bartlett and Fudge
3. Kiara Tapai and Jetta
Kylie with Lexi.
1. Kylie McMahon and Lexi
2. Julie Johnston and Elliot
3. Linda Randall and Jasper Joe
Pass - Michelle Morrison and Jindi
Pass -Lynette Lay and Archie
Kerrie with Sprocket.
1. Kerrie Piper and Sprocket
2. Tash Lata and Lacey
3. Kaye Yarnold and Poppy
Pass - Pauline Rowbury and Walker
Pass - Therese Corbett and Tully
Maribeth with Scarlett.
1. Maribeth Murphy and Scarlett
2. Josh Webster and Max
3. John Morrisey and Max
Leonie with Baxta.
1. Leonie Barrett and Baxta
2. Shelley Lee and Gypsie
3. Karen Bradford and Joey (NQ)
Julie with Rocky.
1. Julie Fry and Rocky
2. Pat Embleton and Zeke
3. Val Massey and River
September 2018, Titles
Kaye Yarnold & Poppy
Title TS Grand Champion
Poppy achieved her Track & Search Dog Grand Champion title at the German Shepherd Club of Victoria’s Open T&S trial on 15 September with a grading of Very Good.
This little blue dynamo has been such fun to work with, always wagging that little tail with joy. What else can I say but, “Thank you Poppy for being such a delight! I’ve loved every minute of our journey together.”
Maribeth & Gretel
Gretel with her ribbon.
After getting her Tracking Champion earlier this year, Gretel has followed it up with a great start in Track and Search, obtaining her TSD title at the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria trial
Liza Powell & Cyndah
Title TS Grand Champion
Liza is very proud of Cyndah’s tracking achievements.
Her final two passes for the year were “Excellents”
What a way to finish off the year.
Gail Smith & Gwen
Gwen with Gail.
Gail and Gwen have had seven passes this tracking season, which is a really nice manageable number, especially when you take into account the early starts and the frosty mornings.
Cheryl Shelton & Kimba
This year has been a great year for Cheryl and Kimba.
They have gained two great titles. First was their UD title in obedience at Bairnsdale in June. The second was their restricted title in retrieving in SA.
You have to have three first place finishes to get a title in retrieving, and up until this time they had a total of eight second places. Then they got first place at Pittong in Victoria in April. In late June they went across to SA and in their first trial at Woodchester they came first again. A fortnight later at Meningie they achieved their third first place and so achieving their title.
Great times have been had with Kimba she; is a great dog and she loves what she does.
Craig Thompson & Ellie
Craig and Ellie have finished off another great year of tracking with their Track & Search Excellent title.
They obtained their sixth pass on home soil at GODC's Track and Search Trial on 31 August.
Michelle Morrison & Coby
CobyDog ; what can I say. He came into my life as a three month old pup about, 12 weeks after I said goodbye to my gorgeous blue heeler boy, Bobby. Coby came from the Lost Dogs Home and was quite small when I looked at him. It was love at first sight!
He has been a challenge, very destructive but has the most beautiful soul I have ever had in a dog.
He is still training for agility but I decided to try him out in Rally obedience. He gained his Rally Novice title in November 2017.
We are trying to work off leash, but he now has really long legs, and mine are only short; he walks way ahead of me!
He is a lot of fun and I wouldn't be without him.
Julie Fry & Monty
Monty with her ribbons.
Monty and Julie gained their fifth pass in Agility at Moorabbin with a second place to obtain their Agility Dog title.
Monty has had a very successful year. He’s obtained two titles in agility.
Great work Julie.
Peter Keenan & Ruby
Peter and Ruby made a late start to the year but have done really well.
They obtained their third pass at Ballarat with a grading of Very Good to land their Tracking Dog title.
Looks like we know what they’ll be doing next year.
Lindy Gumpold & Hunter
Hunter and Lindy obtained their Track and Search Dog Excellent on the 15 September at the German Shepherd Dog Club.
Two titles in three and bit months not a bad effort at all.
Jo Sharman & Bella
Jo and Bella obtained their Rally Advanced title at Gippsland in June.
Liza Powell & Lucah
Lucah gained her RE title Sunday, 30 October at Melton with a first place.
She gained her initial ‘first place’ in RE at the state trials which automatically entered her in the run off with all the other winners.
All this at 17 months of age.
August 2018, Titles
Kerrie Piper & Sprocket
Sprocket with Kerrie.
Sprocket obtained his Freestyle Novice title (FS.N) in June.
Kerrie and Sprocket danced to Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb. Sprocket had some very nice scores, all second places.
He'll be having a short break from trials while the team learn some new moves for the Intermediate class.
Maribeth & Hansel
Hansel with Maribeth.
Hansel passed his Tracking Test 6 at Inverleigh, earning his TDX title.
Kerrie Piper & Solan
Solan with Kerrie.
It took them a little while to work their way up through the levels, but just a few months to gather their seven passes for Freestyle Champion.
Their freestyle story has taken them on a very enjoyable musical journey with routines to:
- Disney's Monster Mash
- Things Can Only Get Better by D*Team
- Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
- Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams
- Singing in the Rain by Adam Garcia
- Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams
- Magic Dance by David Bowie
Solan's last pass was a class winning performance.
Kerrie is so proud to partner this remarkable and adaptable dog.
Ed Smith & Jonno
Ed and Jonno gained their Tracking Dog Excellent Title at Inverleigh on Monday, 13 August with a grading of Excellent.
Jonno is absolutely loving Tracking.
Herald Sun 15 August 2018