Congratulations to our members ffor a vast array of achievements. Photos, courtesy of club members except where indicated.
Pets in the Valley, November 2017
2017 Handlers of the Year
Tracking Handler of the Year
Pat and Zeke.
7 passes, 3 titles, 18 points.
Congratulations Pat and Zeke.
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.
21 October, Graduation Day
Fiona and Cooper.
1. Fiona Kemsley with Cooper
2. Cheryl Carstein with Monty
3. Alison Farley with Mac
Any puppy 6 months or over goes up.
Those under 6 months spend a bit more time in puppies but can still take out a placing.
Charlotte and Andy.
1. Charlotte Ryan with Andy
2. Tash Lata with Lacey
3. Lyn Bourke with Molly
Pass - Brittany Coulston McKie with Cinder
Pass - Liza Powell with Lucah
Pass - Kevin Burr with Polly
Pass - Chantelle Donovan with Cash
Sue and Hemmy.
1. Sue Darragh with Hemmy
2. Jan Gregg with Akela
3. Amanda Windahl with LulCu
Sarah and Coco.
1. Sarah Ward with Coco (NQ)
2. Mark Semfel with Kaia (NQ)
3. Leonie Barrett with Baxta (NQ)
1. Jo Sharman with Bella
2. Julie Fry with Monty
3. Chris King with Nadal
Julie and Sieger.
1. Julie Angwin with Sieger (NQ)
2. Graeme Calway with Buddy (NQ)
Graeme and Buddy.
1. Graeme Calway with Buddy
Julie and Sieger.
1. Julie Angwin with Sieger
2. Gail Smith with Meg
3. Julie Fry with Monty