You will find Club Brags are listed under the applicable title heading. All posts are listed by most recent dates first.
Please include the trials and dates your titles were earned and by all means feel free to include a picture of you and/or your dog.
DUMBBELL OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIALS - April 2013
Coup got a HIT at the Doberman Specialty on April 12 2013 and he finished
his Championship with a Best of Opposite. He also finished his Rally Advanced
title at Dumbbell Obedience Trial April 27 2013.
DUMBBELL OBEDIENCE CLUB TRIALS - April 2012
JUNIOR HANDLERS: Christine Collins with Candy, Matea Markusi with Roxy and Rachel Driedger with Triple
Heather Elrick with Ch. Windrock Calico Sue, who won High Aggregate Score in Rally on Saturday April 14.
Heather Vanoene with three Rally competitors: Meriglen Gracie Mae, Clossongrey Truffle Hunter and Ch. My High Tea at Jollygaze.
OH CANADA! 2011 Zoom & Ward: The first Canadian team to EVER win the NOI.
The multi-colored ribbon is the NOI Champion ribbon
The blue ribbon is for #1 Sporting Group
The medal around Zoom's neck is for #1 Golden Retriever
The trophy for NOI Champion is crystal mounted on a wooden base
HERE'S THEIR STORY BEHIND THE DAY:
We arrived in Orlando several days early so both Zoom and I could adjust to the three-hour time difference. Prior to the actual NOI competition, there were trials held at the same location as the NOI. We competed Wednesday and Thursday and decided to rest on Friday - Saturday and Sunday was the NOI. On both Wednesday and Thursday we won High in Trial and High Combined against some of the top teams in the USA. The entry was very large with 48 showing in Open B and 56 showing in Utility B. - we received 109 OTCh points in the two days. After our wins at these two trials I was confident that we were about as ready as we would ever be for the NOI.
The NOI was held Saturday and Sunday and consisted of eight rings with two or three exercises from Open or Utility Classes in each ring. The exercises in each ring varied from Saturday to Sunday. The scores were posted throughout the day. At the end of day one, we were in the lead 21/2 points ahead of Kathy Platt - last year's NOI Champion. On the second day our lead over Kathy varied from 11/2 - 3 points as we went from ring to ring. Posting of scoring was halted with two rings to go - nobody knew for sure who had won. When they made the presentations Kathy was named as first runner up - so . . . .
I was waiting to hear my name. but the announcer simply said, "Oh Canada". I was, indeed, very proud to be a Canadian. Final placements were Zoom and I as NOI Champions, Kathy Platt as first runner-up (she has won twice before), 2nd runner-up was Dee Dee Anderson (former NOI winner) and 3rd runner-up was Kathy's husband Gary Platt. Gary and Kathy represent the first husband and wife team to both place. Zoom and I are the first Canadian team to ever win the NOI. Dogs that win this prestigious event are given the title National Obedience Champion and are allowed to use the letters NOC before their OTCh title. We're also the first team to ever be ranked #1 in Canada and also win the NOI.
The level of competition was extremely high and the sportsmanship shown by all exhibitors outstanding. The presentation and several rounds of the competition can be seen on YouTube by searching: "Ward Falkner NOI 2011 Zoom".
OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS!
UTILITY TITLE EARNED
Annette Kessler & Sassy earned their final leg in Utility.
Congratulations to you.
CGN TITLE EARNED
March 19th, 2011
As a relatively new member of the dumbbells club, I'm pleased to announce that my
15 mo old yellow Labrador, "Envercreek Koda Skywalker" earned his CGN title
at the Golden trials. We had lots of fun and look forward to continued training and trials
Regards, Sue and Koda
P-CD TITLE EARNED
March 20, 2011 Golden Retriever Trials
Tamara Marlikowski (12) and Jemma (1 year) received
Jemma's Pre Novice Companion Dog and is very proud of her dog.
CD TITLE EARNED
March 20, 2011 Golden Retriever Trials
Colleen Marlikowski and Kelly (6) received Kelly''s Novice Companion Dog Title.
Had a fantastic time and very proud of my dog.
February 19-20. 2011
Australian Cattle Dog, Deja Blu Mickey, finished his CD at Dumbbell Obedience Trials.
He's an SPCA rescue, about 3 years old, working under a Performance Event Number
Dumbbell Member: Karen MacLean
OTCh Titles Earned
March 19 & 20, 2011 GRCBC Trials
Tommy, "Makaila's British Invasion", got his OTCh at the Golden trials on Saturday.
On Sunday he got his first leg of his OTChX passing Open with a 194 1/2 and
Utility with a 191 1/2. Not bad for a 3 year old black Lab.
Golden Retriever Club of BC Trials
Cidel "Danny" Boy received the Dumbbell Obedience Club's High Score trophy.
Trial #2 Sat March 19th. Open B 192.
NOVICE RALLY TITLE EARNED
March 19 & 20 GRCBC Trials
Millan, Ocean's Song of the Sandman, (18 month old Whippet)got his Rally Novice title @ Golden's trial.
Feb 25th - 27th 2011
Louie & Yvonne got High in Class in Novice Rally, all three days at the Pot of Gold trial.
Louie now has his Rally Novice title
Whippets Working Their Rally Titles On Both Sides of The Border
Wylie finished his Rally Excellence at age 12 1/2 at the Vernon & District Kennel Club show
on July 3rd, and Percy finished his Rally Novice. Both Whippets now have those respective
titles in both the US and Canada.
Janet Juzkiwa - July 11, 2010
TOP OBEDIENCE DOGS IN CANADA - Guess What?
Three of the Top Ten Obedience Dogs in Canada are Club Members.
TRACKING DOG Title Achieved
"William" Ranzfel Going Concern, got his TD at the trial put on
by the English Cocker club of Canada for the National Specialty.
Tom & Stephanie Mackie
HERDING INSTINCT CERTIFICATES
Yipee !! All 3 GSD's Passed "Luka", "Tag" & "Tissot"
and we didn't have to take home Lamb Chops for Dinner
Thanks to Judge/Tester Shelley Fritzke for such a great experience.
Heather Lawson - May 8, 2010
NEW DRAFT DOG TITLE
Congratulations to Kelly & "Ever" - April 2010
NEW Rally -O and CD TITLES
Congratulations to Roland Belanger and "Tyler"
They achieved both their Rally Novice and Companion Dog titles
at the BC Golden Retriever Trials on the weekend of March 20 & 21, 2010.
ZEUS celebrates his 10th Birthday today with his usual guests:
Sister XENA and good buddy TAZ. He is doing very well and is
looking forward to his first trial attempt in Utility this March!
- Vicky Olson (Very Proud Owner) -