Congratulations to our members ffor a vast array of achievements. Photos, courtesy of club members except where indicated.
2017 Handlers of the Year
Adult Handler of the Year
Jessica with Molly.
Jess obtained three Graduate Day passes during 2017 with Molly, resulting in this award.
She also had a very successful year on the trialling front with five titles spread across three dogs.
Nice work Jess and well deserved.
Junior Handler of the Year
Charlotte with Andy.
Charlotte and Andy are now training in Class One after two successful graduation day entries in 2017.
They were back at class hard at it on the first training day of 2018. I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of this duo.
Well done Charlotte.
Tracking Handler of the Year
Pat and Zeke.
7 passes, 3 titles, 18 points.
Congratulations Pat and Zeke.
November 2017, Titles
Maribeth Murphy & Hansel
Hansel achieved his Rally Excellent Title. His fifth and final pass (of 80 or above) was received at the November Trial at GODC. He performed really well in 2017.
Julie Angwin & Sieger
Julie and Sieger had a very successful two days on the 2017 November trial weekend.
They got a pass with a first place in Bairnsdale on the Saturday and followed that up with two passes at our trial on the Sunday to obtain their Rally Advanced Title.
At our trial they took out High Scoring Gippsland Member as well. What a way to finish off the year.
Pat Embleton & Zeke
On 18 November Zeke and Pat competed at the Southern Obedience DTC open Obedience and Rally double trials.
Zeke got two passes and two second places to gain his Rally O Advanced title. It was a very warm day and I’m so proud of how he still tried his absolute best for me.
Andrea Jefferies & Tori
Title TS Grand Ch.
What a way to round off 2017.
Andrea and Tori obtained their 10 pass in T&S to get their Grand Champion Title with a grading of excellent. Well done Andrea.
Liza Powell & Cyndah
Cyndah’s Track & Search Dog Excellent title is her 15th title and Liza is very proud of her.
A lovely dog with a beautiful nature.
Pets in the Valley, November 2017
October 2017, Titles
Ann Marriott & Linq
Title RO. Ch.
Linq gained her Rally-O Champion title on October 1 at Melton Dog Obedience Trial, finishing off with a nice score of 98/100.
This marked the end of a wonderful journey of 46 qualifications for this title. We have both loved the Rally Masters challenge and high standards required for the 17 Masters passes.
Linq has given me an awful lot of hard work, cheek, fun, ridiculous moves, laughter & pride during our trials.
I could not be more proud of her. This title makes Linq the first Gippsland dog to obtain dual performing ChampionTitles (Tracking & Rally-O) together with a performing Grand Champion Title (Track & Search Grand Champion).
Kaye Yarnold & Poppy
Kaye with Poppy.
Just how much more can this little precious bundle of energy do for me?
On Sunday, 22 October, at the Bendigo Dog Obedience Club Open Track & Search trial, Poppy passed her Test 2 with a beautiful track, rating a Very Good under Judge Judy Pillinger.
We were lucky enough to get a “Track On” and she passed her Test 3 with a rating of Good to get her Track & Search Dog title under Judge Alyson Mills.
She did a lovely track, but believed the articles were just there for the fun of it. No indication needed, hence the grading of Good! But I was absolutely thrilled to bits with both her tracks and I am just so proud of this little gem and her work ethic.
She has achieved so much this year, despite her age, and is such a beautiful little girl to work with. She is now on “Christmas Holidays” until it all starts again next year!
Richard Shelton & Kimba
Title TS Grand Ch.
On Friday, 6 October at Ballarat’s TSD trial Kimba achieved her Grand Champion TSD title.
Then on the next weekend at the Central Highlands Working Gundog retrieving Trial at Pittong, Kimba and her other handler, Cheryl, came first in the restricted stake.
What a way to finish off the year. Congratulations Richard and Cheryl.
Craig Thompson & Ellie
Craig and Ellie obtained their Track & Search Dog title at Bendigo in October with a grading of Very Good.
Great work Craig.
Craig Thompson & Hunter
Title TS Grand Ch.
Craig and Hunter obtained their test 10 at Bendigo in October with a grading of Very Good. This gave them their Track & Search Grand Champion title.
What a way to finish off the year. Well done Craig.