2013 Fall Student Accomplishments

Congratulations to all the handlers and dogs on their continued hard work and achievements!

Fall 2013 – Titles and Accomplishments Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Ryman & Ardith – New MH Title”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman – “Ryman” – o/h Ardith Osborn – Golden Retriever Male

Photo by Bernadette Talbot
Photo by Bernadette Talbot

Ardith and Ryman received their Master Hunter title at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test held at Denverton over the October 7th-8th weekend.  Ardith wants to thank Cheryl and the groups she trains with for all the help and support they’ve given her along the journey towards this accomplishment!  She said that Ryman is a very exciting dog to run and she’s learning a lot from him, but without Cheryl none of their achievements would have been possible.  Congratulations to a very talented team!!!

“Windy & Cathy – New SH Title”

Magicgold’s Wind in the Willows – “Windy” – o/h Cathy Colley – Golden Retriever Female

AKC HT PRADO 4-14 and 4-15 2012 - 00123 - Version 2  Windy earned her Senior Hunter title at the Sagehens Retriever Club test at Denverton in September.  Windy had one previous pass from a trip to Arizona in February.  Cathy and Windy came up North to train and run the Fall tests at Denverton, and received 4 straight passes over 2 weekends at the Marin Retriever Club and Sagehens Retriever Club tests.  Cathy is very proud of Windy’s work those weekends, and said that Windy ran nice straight lines and did some good dog work!  Cathy has had a wonderful journey with Windy and is grateful to Cheryl for Windy and for working with them on their trips up north to train!  Congratulations to Windy and Cathy on their hard work and wonderful accomplishment!  Windy is now formally known as Magicgold’s Wind in the Willows CDX RN TDX SH WCX VCX CCA.  Cheryl is very proud of you two!!!

“Tyler & Paddy – New WCX Title and 1 Senior Hunter Leg”

Feldspar Dream On at Windsong JH WCX – “Tyler” – o/h Paddy Berne – Standard Poodle Male

Photo by John Carelli
Photo by John Carelli

Congratulations to Tyler and Paddy on their new WCX Title and first Senior Hunter pass!  Paddy took a little roadtrip up to Oregon in September to attend the Poodle Club of America Regional show.  It was a very successful trip for them!  Tyler not only received his Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) title, but entered his first Senior Hunter Test and earned a pass there too.  Paddy is very proud of how Tyler performed that weekend and said that he was the only dog to pass the Senior Hunter test.  Great job Paddy and Tyler!!!  Your hard work and dedication are paying off!

“Ali’i & Debbie – New SH Title”

Hui Nalu’s Royal Flush With A Joker – “Ali’i” – o/h Debbie Chun – Labrador Retriever Female

Caroline Fenton Photography
Caroline Fenton Photography

Ali’i and Debbie had a busy Fall, running hunt tests and field trials, and earning some ribbons at both!  At the Marin Retriever Club (MRC) Fall Hunt Test at the end of August/beginning of September, they entered their first Senior Hunter stake and earned their first leg.  The following weekend, they ran their first Derby at MRC’s Derby/Qual Field Trial and brought home a Judges Award of Merit (JAM) in the Derby.  The next day they entered the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test and earned their second Senior Hunter leg.  In October they did a lot of traveling.  They went down to Lost Hills the 2nd and 3rd weekends in October and earned two more Derby JAMs.  Then the following weekend they went to Chino and ran the double Senior stake of the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Fall Hunt Test, earning the final two legs for their Senior Hunter title.  Debbie is very proud of her little brown dog who earned her SH title at under 19 months old!  She said that Ali’i is so much fun to run and always exciting, although maybe scary, to watch.  Debbie would like to thank Cheryl for all her guidance and training that allowed her and Ali’i to obtain these accomplishments!

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

“Reegan & Bruce – 4 Master Hunter Legs”

Magicgold Ruff ‘N Ready To Go MH – “Reegan” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Bruce and Reegan went into the Fall tests running as strong as they finished the Summer tests, picking up 4 more Master Hunter legs.  They earned a pass at the Redwood Empire Retriever Club test held in Smith River, then ran and passed the Marin Retriever Club and Sagehens Retriever Club Fall tests held at Denverton.  They also traveled to Chino for the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Fall test and received another pass there.  This amazing team just needs 2 more passes to be qualified for the 2014 Master National!  Way to go Reegan and Bruce!

“Indee & Bruce – 1 Master Hunter Leg”

Wright’s Mindy’s Independent Girl SH – “Indee” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Indee and Bruce earned their 3rd Master Hunter pass at the Redwood Empire Retriever Club test in Smith River in August.  Bruce is very proud of Indee for working with him and and getting through a very tough test.  They just need 2 more legs for their title.  Congratulations to this hardworking team!

“Flyer & Jean – 1 Master Hunter Leg”

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith MH – “Flyer” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Flyer and Jean earned another Master Hunter leg at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test in September.  After taking most of the summer off while Jean was recuperating from knee replacement surgery, Flyer showed that she’s an experienced Master Hunter and worked well with Jean to earn their first pass towards qualifying for the 2014 Master National.

“Bounder & Barbara – 1st Junior Hunter Leg”

IMG_6429-2Tashora Alberta Bound, CD, RE, CGC, CCA , Can. RN – “Bounder” – o/h Barbara Brinkerhoff – Golden Retriever Male

Congratulations to Barbara and Bounder  on their first Junior Hunter pass!  They earned their first JH ribbon at the Marin Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test at Denverton.  Barbara was extremely proud of Bounder for working with her to mark and bring back all the birds!  It was very exciting for them to get that first pass.  Congratulations to this team’s hard work!!

“Leif & Pam – 1 more Junior Hunter Leg”

CH Spader Damens Anjou WC JH – “Leif” – o/h Pam Morris – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Congratulations to Pam and Leif on earning an additional Junior Hunter leg at the Marin Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test at Denverton at the end of August.  This team continues to work well together and their ribbon collection proves it!  Great job Pam and Leif!

“Sammy & Harvey – 2 more Junior Hunter Legs”

GCH Bertschire Return To Sender JH CGC – “Sammy” – o/h Harvey Riggs – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Harvey and Sammy received another 2 Junior Hunter Legs both days of the Marin Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test over Labor Day weekend.  Sammy always does her best to work with Harvey and it’s great to see this team in action.  Congratulations to Sammy and Harvey on all their achievements!!

“Roca & Cheryl – 3 Senior Hunter Legs”

Magicgold’s Rock A Doodle Doo JH – “Roca” – o/h Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Roca and Cheryl made their Senior Hunter debut at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test in September at Denverton and got earned their first pass!  They took a roadtrip down to Chino in October to run in the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Fall Hunt Test and came home with two more Senior passes.  Roca and Cheryl are well on their way to completing their Senior Hunter title and will soon be joining the rest of the Magicgold dogs running in Master!  Cheryl is very proud of ‘baby’ Roca.  Congratulations to the youngest of Cheryl’s Magicgold girls!!

“Keltie & Cheryl – 3 Master Hunter Legs and 1 Qualifying JAM”

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway **, MH, WCX – “Keltie” – o/h – Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Cheryl had a busy and successful Fall with her older dogs too.  Keltie earned 3 more Master Hunter legs at the Marin Retriever Club Fall Test and the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Test at Denverton, and at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Fall Hunt Test in Chino.  In between the hunt tests, they also earned a JAM in the Qualifying stake of the California South Coast Retriever Club Fall Field Trial.  Congratulations to a very talented team!!!

“Gabby & Cheryl – 3 Master Hunter Legs”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby ** MH, MNQ, WCX – “Gabby” – O/H- Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Not to be outdone by her sister, Gabby was also very successful running the Fall hunt tests!  Cheryl and Gabby also received passes at the Marin and Sagehens tests at Denverton, as well as the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test in Chino.  Cheryl says that she always enjoys running Gabby because she loves doing her job and is fun to run!  Great job Cheryl and Gabby!!!

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2013 Spring/Summer Student Accomplishments

2013 has started out to be a very successful year for many of Cheryl’s students. Congratulations to all the handlers and dogs on their achievements!

Spring/Summer 2013 – Titles and Accomplishments Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Roca & Cheryl – New JH Title”

2012 05 15 018 RocaMagicgold’s Rock A Doodle Doo – “Roca” – o/h Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Roca started out this year’s hunt test season as strong as she ended last year’s and earned three straight passes to finish her Junior Hunter title.  Her first test this year was at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test in Los Banos in February and then her last two passes were at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test in Corning in March.  Cheryl is very proud of her ‘baby’ dog.  We’ll be seeing a lot more accomplishments from this team throughout the year.  Congratulations Cheryl and Roca!!!

“Angel & Jean – New JH Title”

Sunbeam’s The Devil Made Me Do It – “Angel” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Angel made her hunt test debut by taking a roadtrip to Arizona for the Copper State Hunting Retriever Club’s test in February.  The trip was well worth it for Jean and Angel as they came home with 2 Junior passes!  A few weeks later Angel earned another Junior pass at the Hills Ferry test in Los Banos. The following week Angel earned her title at the Marin Retriever Club test in Corning.  What a great accomplishment for Jean and her ‘baby’ dog to complete her Junior Hunter title before she was even 11 months old!  Congratulations to this talented team!!

“Ali’i & Debbie – New JH Title”

480070_10200413156839002_948581315_nHui Nalu’s Royal Flush With A Joker – “Ali’i” – o/h Debbie Chun – Labrador Retriever Female

Ali’i made her hunt test debut in February at the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club’s test in Los Banos and earned her first pass.  Debbie and Ali’i returned to Los Banos at the beginning of March for the Hills Ferry test and earned their 2nd JH leg.  They drove up to Corning the following week and did one day of the Marin Retriever Club hunt test and brought home another JH ribbon.  Then at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club test the next weekend, they earned their JH title on Saturday and got an extra leg on Sunday.  Debbie is very proud of her little brown girl.  Congratulations!

“Kodiak & Gail – New JH and WC Titles”

Flyway Farms Thunder on the Mountain – “Kodiak” – o/h Gail Crawford – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Gail and Kodiak completed their Junior Hunter title this Spring after earning JH passes at the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club test and the Hills Ferry Retriever Club test!  These two weren’t quite finished with their spring competitions, and earned their WC in May at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/WCX test.  They are now training for Senior Hunter and will be just as successful there.  Congratulations Gail and Kodiak on your Junior Hunter and Working Certificate titles!!!

“Raven & John – New JH Title”

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Photo courtesy Bayside Labradors

Bayside Lloyd’s Raven – “Raven” – o/h John Lloyd – Labrador Retriever Male

John and Raven earned their Junior Hunter title going 4 for 4, getting their first 2 passes at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club hunt test in March and then a couple weeks later finishing at the Lassen Retriever Club test at the beginning of April!  This is John’s first time handling a dog in hunt tests and he’s doing a great job with his talented girl.  They are sure to be bringing home more ribbons and titles in the future! Congratulations to this very talented team!!

 

“Tux & Pat – New JH Title”

2013 05 19 016abAqueus White Tie And Tails – “Tux” – o/h Pat Romeiro – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male

Pat and Tux qualified in their 1st two HTs at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club on May 3rd and 5th in Fallon, NV.  A couple weeks later Tux earned his 3rd and 4th passes at the California South Coast Retriever Club hunt test in Lost Hills, CA on May 18th & 19th to complete his Junior Hunter title.  Pat thanks Cheryl for her consistent and diligent training and patience with her and Tux.  Congratulations to this team on their accomplishment and now on to Senior Hunter!!!

“Julep & Xan – New JH Title”

Flyway Farms Liquor is Quicker – “Julep” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat-Coated Retriever

The FCR crew at Flyway Farms has another Junior Hunter in its midst, with Julep earning her JH title at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California in April.  Congratulations to Julep and Xan!!  Besides finishing her Junior Hunter title this Spring, Julep started her show career and won two 5-point majors in her first show!

“Shasta & Sue – New SH Title”

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Magicgold’s It Has to be Shasta CD WCX SH – “Shasta” – o/h Sue Stauffer – Golden Retriever Female

Sue and Shasta completed their Senior Hunter title at the Monterey Bay Hunt Club test on February 19. To date, Shasta has now passed 8 consecutive Senior tests.  Sue said that the most challenging test was the Hills Ferry test.  One-half of the dogs went out on the land series.  The water series was measured at 150 yards with at least 20 yards of solid tules to go through before getting to the water.  For both the go-bird and the memory bird Shasta somehow made it through all the tules and came out on line and picked up both of her birds with no handles. Sue said that they got a huge cheer and several high fives when they finished.  Ten of the 40 dogs running qualified and almost all of the dogs that did qualify were handled by pros.  Way to do Sue and Shasta!!  Congratulations to this hard working and talented dog and handler team!!!

“Andy & Mimi & David – New SH and WC Titles”

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Rockyhill’s Once You Go Black SH WC – “Andy” – o/h Mimi Ruiz & David Taft – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Mimi, David and Andy had a very busy and successful two months from mid-March to mid-May, earning both Senior Hunter and WC titles!  They earned their first SH pass at the Marin Retriever Club test in Corning in March, then traveled to Anderson in April for the Lassen Retriever Club test where they earned their 2nd SH pass.  Their next road trip was to Fallon, NV for the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club test at the beginning of May.  Once again they came home with a SH ribbon!  They decided to stay home for a week and competed at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/WCX test held at Denverton on May 11th, where Andy earned his WC title.  The next week they were on the road again and traveled down to Lost Hills for the California South Coast Retriever Club test and earned their Senior Hunter title there! Mimi said that they drove 33+ hours and who knows how many miles and were exhausted, but very happy, after two months of seemingly “on the road.”   Congratulations to this very dedicated and talented team of Mimi, David and Andy!!!

“Lilah & Xan – New SH Title”

Xan and Lilah have a lot to be proud of so far this year!  Besides two of Lilah’s puppies (Kodiak and Julep) earning their JH titles this Spring, Lilah earned her Senior Hunter title in June at the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test in Chino.  What a talented crew Xan has raised and trained!  Congratulations to Xan and Lilah!!!

“Teak & Kathy – New MH Title”

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Photo courtesy Danika Bannasch

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Big congratulations to Kathy and Teak on obtaining their Master Hunter title at the California South Coast Retriever Club hunt test at Lost Hills in May!  Kathy and Teak have had a very busy Spring traveling to hunt tests in Arizona and Nevada, as well as various locations in California.  After getting their first Master pass last October, they started out this year going to Arizona for the Copper State Hunting Retriever Club’s test in February, and came home with their 2nd MH pass.  They received their 3rd pass in Anderson, CA at the Lassen test in early April.  A month later, they traveled to Fallon, NV to run in the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club’s hunt test, and came home with their 4th pass.  Two weeks later, they got their final leg to earn their title!  Kathy has done a wonderful job and should be very proud of her little red rocket dog!  Way to go Teak and Kathy!!!

“Reegan & Bruce – New MH Title”

photo(24)Magicgold Ruff ‘N Ready To Go – “Reegan” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Congratulations are in order for Bruce and Reegan on their new Master Hunter title!  This talented and hardworking team completed their Master Hunter title in less than a year, earning their first pass last October and their fifth and final pass in June.  In addition, they achieved this accomplishment and Reegan isn’t even 3 years old!  Bruce says that Reegan is so good she just needs him to take the birds so she can go get the next one.  He also credits Cheryl for picking Reegan out of the litter for him, and said that without her wisdom and insight none of this would have happened.  Bruce and Reegan have definitely made Cheryl very proud!  Congratulations on this fantastic accomplishment!!!

“Echo & Cathy – New WCX Title”

Ch Coastalight Rip Times Two Am/Can CD,JH, NA, WCX Can WCI – “Echo” – o/h Cathy Lynch – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Echo earned her WCX at the NorCal Golden Retriever WCX test on May 11.  This was Echo’s first time having to be steady with live flyers.  Cathy is very happy to say she was solid in her sits as she watched the birds going down. Cathy is so proud of this girl coming back from 4 months off, raring to go and being able to pick up where she left off.  It’s great to see this team back in the field and doing so well!  Congratulations to Cathy and Echo on this latest title!!

“Carly & Karen – New WC Title”

Photo courtesy Cindy Ellis
Photo courtesy Cindy Ellis

Eromit’s California Dreaming – “Carly” – o/h Karen Johnson – Labrador Retriever Female

Congratulations to Karen and Carly on earning their Working Certificate title!  Even though Karen and Carly are newbies to the game, Carly’s natural talents are already showing.  They earned their WC in May at at the Golden Gate and Sierra Vista Labrador Retriever Club’s WC and WCX test.  Karen said that they went to the test just to observe, but got talked into entering, and to her surprise Carly passed!  She said Carly had no problems and delivered all birds right to her.  We’ll be seeing a lot more from this talented team.  Way to go Karen and Carly!!

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

“Ember & Jean – 3rd MH Leg”

Sunbeam’s Wildfire – “Ember” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Congratulations to Jean and Ember on earning their 3rd Master Hunter pass at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club’s test in March!  Jean is taking the rest of the Summer off to have knee surgery, but we expect to see her and Ember back in the field in the Fall working towards the last 2 passes for their title.

“Flyer & Jean – Qualified for 2013 Master National”

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith – “Flyer” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

The oldest of Jean’s Sunbeam girls, Flyer continues to run strong and has earned 6 Master passes from last October to this March and is now qualified to run at the 2013 Master National.  Congratulations to Jean and Flyer on this great accomplishment!

“Ryman & Ardith – 3 MH Legs”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman – “Ryman” – o/h Ardith Osborn – Golden Retriever Male

Congratulations to Ardith and Ryman on their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Master passes!  Ardith and Ryman continue to exhibit great teamwork and earned passes at the Marin Retriever Club’s test and the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s test in March.  They also took a road trip to Glide, OR for the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club’s test and came home with their 4th Master ribbon.  Great job Ardith and Ryman!!

“Indee & Bruce – 2nd MH Leg”

Wright’s Mindy’s Independent Girl – “Indee” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Bruce and Indee earned their 2nd Master Hunter pass this March at the Marin Retriever Club’s hunt test in Corning.  Congratulations Bruce and Indee!  Your hard work and dedication are paying off and will get you to your title!

“Boy Wonder & Xan – 3 MH Legs”

Flyway Farms Boom Boom Pow – “Boy Wonder” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Boy Wonder and Xan earned 3 more Master passes, giving them a total of 4 Master legs.  Boy Wonder was in Ohio in April and earned 2 passes at the Ohio Valley Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test.  After returning home, he and Xan went down to Chino and got another pass at the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test.  Great job Boy and Xan, one more leg to go!  Congratulations!!

Summer/Fall 2012 Student Accomplishments

Summer/Fall 2012 – Accomplishments & Titles Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Monkey & Cheryl – New MH Title”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ The Jungle MH WCX**- “Monkey” – O/H Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Monkey became the newest Magicgold Master Hunter, earning her title at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Hunt Test in Chino!  Cheryl and Monkey had a fantastic string of Fall tests, earning 3 straight passes starting at the Marin test, followed by the Sagehens test and then finishing their title at the test in Chino.  In true Monkey style, she made it a little more ‘exciting’ by getting into a wasp nest on one of her blinds, but being the well trained dog that she is, she still worked with Cheryl and handled to the blind.  Though scary for Cheryl to see Monkey with wasps all over her, it also made her proud to see how well Monkey performed through such an ordeal!  Congratulations Cheryl and Monkey on your new Master Hunter Title!!!

“Leif & Pam – New JH Title”

Spader Damens Anjou JH WC – “Leif” – o/h Pam Morris – Flat Coated Retriever Male

Pam and Leif finished out the Fall on a roll at the Sagehens test, taking home another 2 JH ribbons and completing their Junior Hunter title with an extra pass to boot!  What a great way for this team to finish up the year.  Congratulations to this well deserving team!!!

“Minnow & Xan – New JH & SH Titles”

Windfall’s Ripple in Still Water SH WCX** – “Minnow” – o/h Xan Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Congratulations to Xan and Minnow on earning both Junior Hunter and Senior Hunter titles simultaneously this Fall!  This team finished off the year in style at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall tests earning 2 JH passes and 2 SH passes to complete both titles.  Way to go Xan and Minnow!!!

“Tyler & Paddy – New JH Title”

Feldspar Dream On at Windsong JH WC – “Tyler” – o/h Paddy Berne – Standard Poodle Male

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Paddy and Tyler finished the local fall tests in style and completed their JH title at the Sagehens Fall Hunt Test in October.  All of their hard training through the year certainly paid off, as they earned their title in just 2 weekends!  Congratulations Tyler and Paddy!!  We’ll be watching for you in Senior tests soon.

 

“Guiness & Sam – New JH Title”

Yaqui’s Guiness Extra Stout JH MX MXJ OF WC CGC – “Guiness” – o/h Samantha Dillard – Golden Retriever Male

Sam and Guiness have had quite the summer and fall!  They earned their WC title at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club WC/WCX test in the summer then continued their excellent field work earning 2 JH passes at the Marin Retriever Club Fall test in September.  They finished out the fall tests earning their Junior Hunter title at Sagehens Fall test in October.  Along the way, they also earned 2 additional agility titles.  Congratulations to this multi-talented team!

“Trigger & Pat – New SH Title”

Aqueus Marksman At Sea Ranch SH WCI – “Trigger” – o/h Pat Romeiro – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male

Pat and Trigger have been training hard all summer and it certainly paid off.  Pat and Trigger drove up the coast in August to Smith River for the Redwood Empire Retriever Club’s test and earned their first two Senior Hunter passes.  Then a few weeks later they ran in the Marin Retriever Club test and picked up another two SH legs to finish their Senior Hunter title with four straight passes!  Congratulations to this hardworking team!!!

“Sammy & Harvey – New JH Title”

CH Bertschire Return To Sender JH WC – “Sammy” – o/h Harvey Riggs – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Harvey traveled to Wisconsin in June for the Flat Coated Retriever Society’s Specialty and came away with 2 titles.  First, they participated in the Junior Hunt Test and obtained their final qualifying score for their JH title, and the following day they participated in the Working Certificate field event and were awarded a ribbon there too!  Congratulations Harvey and Sammy on your JH and WC titles!!!

LEGS TOWARDS TITLES/OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

“Reegan & Bruce – 1st MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Ruff ‘N Ready To Go SH WC CCA – “Reegan” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

What a year Bruce and Reegan have had.  They started out 2012 finishing up their JH title, and they closed the Fall tests with their first MH pass!  Besides finishing their JH and SH titles (detailed in Spring 2012 Accomplishments page) Reegan also earned her Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) at the Norcal GRC event this summer.  They took a roadtrip with a few other of Cheryl’s students to Chino in October and came home with their first MH pass from the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Congratulations to a wonderful team!!!  

“Indee & Bruce – 1st MH Leg”

Wright’s Mindy’s Independent Girl SH WC – “Indee” – o/h Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Not to be outdone by her younger family member, Indee also performed well this Fall and earned her first Master Hunter pass at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Bruce is very proud of both girls, but said that he is very pleasantly surprised with Indee’s Master Hunter ribbon!  Congratulations to a well deserving team!!!

“Ryman & Ardith – 1st MH Leg”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman SH WCX – “Ryman” – o/h Ardith Osborn – Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman also enjoyed a successful 2012 hunt test year by completing their Senior Hunter title in the Spring and closing the year with their first Master Hunter leg in the Fall.  At the Sagehens Retriever Club test in October, Ryman nailed his marks and exhibited great teamwork with Ardith on their blinds and came home with their first MH ribbon.  Congratulations to a great working team!!!

“Teak & Kathy – 1st MH Leg”

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish RN SH AX MXJ OF WC – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Though small in size, Teak showed she can run with the big dogs, earning a Master Hunter pass at her first Master test!  Kathy and Teak took a roadtrip down to Chino at the end of October for the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test, and Kathy was so proud of how her little red rocket performed.  Congratulations to this great team!

“Ember & Jean – 2 MH Legs”

Sunbeam’s Wildfire SH WCX – “Ember” – o/h Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

Ember took a little break in the Spring and early Summer to raise her first litter of puppies, but came back raring to go in the Fall!  Jean and Ember earned their first Master Hunter pass at the Sagehens Retriever Club test at the beginning of October and closed out the month with another MH pass at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Jean was very proud to have Ember working so well after her maternity break.  Congratulations Jean and Ember!!!

“Roca & Cheryl – 1st JH Leg”

Magicgold’s Rock A Doodle Doo – “Roca” – o/h Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

The youngest member of Magicgold girls made her hunt test debut on the road at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California hunt test and earned her first Junior Hunter pass!  At just over 7 months old, baby Roca made both Cheryl and momma Keltie proud with her first hunt test ribbon.  We’ll be seeing much from this young rockstar in the future!  Congratulations Roca and Cheryl!!!

“Keltie & Cheryl – 2 more MH Leg”

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway **, MH, WCX – “Keltie” – o/h – Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Keltie came off her Spring maternity leave and was right back on top of her game for the trip down to Chino in June.  She and Cheryl went to the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club hunt test and came home with another MH ribbon to add to their many accomplishments.  Then in the fall, Keltie earned yet another Master pass at the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California hunt test in October.  Congratulations Cheryl and Keltie!

“Gabby & Cheryl – 3 more MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby ** MH, MNQ, WCX – “Gabby” – O/H- Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Cheryl and Gabby continued their 2012 hunt test success into the summer and fall months.  They took a roadtrip down to Chino in June for the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test.  Once again, Gabby got the job done and came home with another MH ribbon.  In October they earned 2 additional Master passes at the Sagehens Retriever Club test and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California test.  Way to go Gabby and Cheryl!!!

“Shasta & Sue – 4 SH Legs”

Magicgold’s It Has To Be Shasta – “Shasta” – o/h Sue Stauffer – Golden Retriever Female

Shasta made her hunt test debut at the Marin Retriever Club test, earning two Senior Hunter passes over the weekend.  Two weeks later, Sue and Shasta earned another 2 SH passes at the Sagehens Retriever Club test.  Because this team went straight into the Senior tests, they need an additional SH pass to complete their title, and I’m sure they’ll be getting that soon.  You two have made Cheryl and momma Keltie proud!  Congratulations to Sue and Shasta on their great Fall showings!

“Monkey & Cheryl – 3nd MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ The Jungle SH WCX**- “Monkey” – O/H Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Monkey started off the Fall tests running well and came home with her third MH leg at the Marin Retriever Club test.  Monkey ran great and made Cheryl proud, getting through a tough test and coming away with their ribbon.  Congratulations Monkey and Cheryl!!!

“Leif & Pam – 3 JH Legs”
Spader Damens Anjou WC – “Leif” – o/h Pam Morris – Flat Coated Retriever Male
 Pam and Leif have been very busy since the Spring.  They obtained their WC in May and then traveled to Wisconsin in June for the Flat Coated Retriever Society’s Specialty where they earned a Junior Hunter pass as well as another WC ribbon.  They’ve continued working hard and ran the Junior stake at the Marin Retriever Club Fall hunt test and took home two more JH ribbons!  Congratulations Pam and Leif on all your accomplishments!!!
 

“Tyler & Paddy – 2 JH Legs”

Feldspar Dream On at Windsong WC –“Tyler”  — O/H Paddy Berne — Standard Poodle Male

Tyler had his hunt test debut at the Marin Retriever Club Fall hunt test and had a great weekend.  Paddy and Tyler brought home a ribbon both days!  They are halfway to their JH title and have another weekend of tests coming up in October.   Congratulations to you both!!

“Echo & Cathy – 2 Can JH Legs, Can WC, Can WCI”                                                  

Ch Coastalight Rip Times Two JH, NA, Am/Can CD, Am/Can WC, Can WCI – “Echo” – o/h Cathy Lynch – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Echo had an amazing Summer and Cathy is and should be very proud of her girl!  In June they finished their Novice Agility (NA) and Companion Dog (CD) titles here in the US.  Then in July they traveled to Canada for the Canadian Flat Coat Specialty and completed Echo’s Canadian CD, WC and WCI.  The weekend prior to the specialty was a hunt test put on by the Golden Retriever Club of British Columbia, and there they ran a JH double header and qualified both days!  Congratulations to this great team!!  These two are on a roll!  As Cathy said, “There is no stopping us now!”

“Lilah & Xan – 3 SH Legs, WCX, SS JAM”

CH Flyway Farms Tears from Laughter JH, WC, WCX – “Lilah” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Lilah and Xan had a great summer and fall.  At their Specialty in June, Lilah earned a JAM in the Steady Singles field event, a Senior Hunter pass at the hunt test, and also their Working Certificate Excellent!  At Marin’s fall hunt test, they earned their second SH leg.  Then 2 weeks later at the Sagehens test, they added their third SH leg to their many accomplishments.  Congratulations Xan and Lilah!!!

“Minnow & Xan – 1 JH Leg, 2 SH Legs, SS JAM, WC, WCX”

Windfall’s Ripple in Still Water** WC, WCX – “Minnow” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Though little in size, Minnow showed she’s a big dog when it comes to the field!  At their roadtrip to the Flat Coat Specialty, Xan and Minnow came away with many ribbons.  On their first day, Minnow earned a JAM at the Steady Singles competition.  Next, they moved on to the hunt test stakes where they passed both the Junior and Senior tests.  Finally on Sunday they passed both the Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent events.  Their successes continue into the fall season, as they earned another Senior Hunter leg at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test this September.  Great job Xan and Minnow!!!

“Julep & Xan – 3 JH Legs, WC”

Flyway Farms Liquor is Quicker WC – “Julep” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Baby Julep made her field debut on the road in Wisconsin this June at the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty and earned her Working Certificate.  In September Xan and Julep earned two JH legs at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test.  She followed that up with a third JH pass at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test in October.  Congratulations to this up and coming team!!

“Layla & Xan – 2nd MH Leg, SS JAM”

CH Rockyhill’s Western Wishes SH OA AXJ WCX – “Layla” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Female

While Layla may be the senior member of Xan’s FCR pack, she still runs hard like the youngsters.  At the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty show this June, Layla and Xan added a JAM in the Steady Singles and a Master Hunter pass to their many achievements!  Great job Xan and Layla!

“Boy Wonder & Xan – Qual JAM, MH Leg, SH Leg, SS JAM, WCX”

CH Flyway Farms Boom Boom Pow** WCX – “Boy Wonder” – o/h Alexandra Latta – Flat Coated Retriever Male

Boy Wonder lived up to his name at the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty this summer!  Xan and Boy Wonder had an awesome weekend of field events.  They started the weekend off on Friday with a JAM in the Steady Singles event.  Then on Saturday they moved on to the Master and Senior hunt tests where they passed both stakes and earned MH and SH legs.  Finally on Sunday, they closed out the weekend earning a JAM in the field trial Qualifying stake, as well as earning their WCX.  Congratulations to Xan and Boy Wonder on a fantastic weekend!!!

“Zip & Joe – SS Winner”

Ch Ardenwood’s As Time Goes By SH Am Can WCX – “Zip” – o/h Joe Skorupa – Flat Coated Retriever Male

Congratulations to Joe and Zip on their outstanding showing at the 2012 Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty this summer in Wisconsin!  Joe and Patti and their FCR gang made a fun roadtrip to Wisconsin  in June and while there, Joe and Zip proceeded to come out on top of a field of 70+ dogs to win the Steady Singles field event!  They did it in style, winning a runoff on the second day of the competition.  Wow!!!

“June & Patti – JH Leg, USS JAM, WC”

Coastalight Arden’s Lace Dress Am Can WC – “June” – o/h Patti Skorupa – Flat Coated Retriever Female

Patti and June didn’t just go along for the ride to the Flat Coated Retriever Society Specialty in June, and also had a fantastic showing in the field events!  First, they started out by getting a JAM in the Unsteady Singles event, then the next day they earned a JH leg at the hunt test, and finally, they earned their Working Certificate!  Congratulations on a great job Patti and June!!!

“Dodger & Patti – WCX”

Ch Tealwin’s Lucky Dodger JH WCX Can WC – “Dodger” – o/h Patti Skorupa – Flat Coated Retriever male

Dodger and Patti also had a great showing at their National Specialty this summer.  They earned their Working Certificate Excellent in the field events and then took 3rd in a very strong 7-9  Veterans class in the conformation ring!  Way to go Patti and Dodger!!


Spring 2012 Student Accomplishments

Spring 2012 – Accomplishments & Titles Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“Reegan & Bruce – New SH Title”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go JH WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Not only did Bruce finish up Reegan’s JH title this Spring, but he immediately went into the Senior stake and went 4 for 4 and obtained Reegan’s SH title at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test in Corning.  They were awarded their title on Reegan’s 20 month birthday!  What an amazing accomplishment for this fabulous team!  Congratulations to Bruce and Reegan!!!

“Nessie & Terri – New JH Title”

Tennessee Gimme That Chocolate – “Nessie” – O/H Teresa Mahallati – Labrador Retriever Female

Congratulations to Terri and Nessie for getting their last qualifying score to complete their Junior Hunter title!  After recovering from Nessie’s eye injury at the beginning of the test season, they came back strong and finished up their title at the Marin Retriever Club test in Corning.  Way to go Terri and Nessie!

“Andy & Mimi/David – New JH Title”

Rockyhill’s Once You Go Black JH – “Andy” – O/H Mimi Ruiz & David Taft – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

Congratulations to Mimi, David and Andy on completing their Junior Hunter title at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test!!!  They’ve had a great start to the year, obtaining their 4 JH legs in February and March.  Hard work certainly pays off!  Great job by all three of you!!

“Ryman & Ardith – New SH Title”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman SH WCX— “Ryman” — O/H Ardith Osborn — Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman were awarded their 4th straight SH leg to complete their Senior Hunter title at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club test in Los Banos.  This fabulous team went 4 for 4 to get their title and seemed to do it with ease!  Congratulations Ardith and Ryman!!  We’ll be reporting on your Master accomplishments real soon!

“Reegan & Bruce – New JH Title”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go JH WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

From Acorns, Mighty Oaks do grow. Pictured as a puppy Reegan gets her bird. She has nearly always got her bird!! After going 3 for 3 last Fall, Bruce and Reegan had to wait for the hunt test season to start up this Spring to finish up their Junior Hunter title.  They did that with ease in the first test of the season to complete their JH title in four straight outings!   This is a great working team that we’ll be sure to see in Senior tests soon!  Congratulations to you both! Keltie (Momma Dog) and Cheryl are very proud of you both.

“Teak & Kathy – New SH Title”

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish SH – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Kathy and Teak made the long haul to Arizona in February to compete in the Copper State hunt test and it was a worthwhile adventure for them, as they came home with 2 more SH legs to complete their Senior Hunter title!!!  Kathy and Teak made it look easy, going 4 for 4 to achieve their title.  It’s going to be great to see them in Master next.  Congratulations to this great working team!

LEGS TOWARDS TITLES/OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

“Sammy & Harvey – 2nd & 3rd JH Legs”

Bertschire Return To Sender – “Sammy” – o/h Harvey Riggs – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

Harvey made the trek up to Corning for the Marin Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test and it was a worthwhile drive, as he and Sammy came home with 2 ribbons!  These were Sammy’s 2nd and 3 JH passes.  Congratulations to this hard working team!

“Monkey & Cheryl – 2nd MH Leg”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ Then Jungle SH WCX**- “Monkey” – O/H Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

After having puppies last Fall, Monkey is back to running the hunt tests and had a great weekend at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test.  Monkey and Cheryl showed good teamwork through the 3 series and were awarded with a ribbon for their great job!  Congratulations to Cheryl and Monkey on receiving your 2nd MH leg!!!

“Nessie & Terri – 3 JH Legs”

Tennessee Gimme That Chocolate – “Nessie” – O/H Teresa Mahallati – Labrador Retriever Female

After recovering from Nessie’s eye injury and having to scratch their entries at tests in February, Nessie finally got to make her hunt test debut at the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt Test double header in mid-March.  They had a great weekend and came home with 2 Junior Hunter legs!  They followed that up the next weekend at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test and brought home another JH leg!  Congratulations to Terri and Nessie!!!

“Reegan & Bruce – 2 SH Legs”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go JH WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

Reegan and Bruce started out the year in style by finishing up their JH title and pretty much jumped right into their first Senior tests and came home with 2 SH legs from the Norcal GRC Hunt Test!  Reegan and Bruce have become such a great working team.  Congratulations to both of you!!  I’m sure we’ll be reporting a lot more of your accomplishments soon!

“Rowan & Janice – 1st JH Leg”

Ch Smithaven’s Autumnglen Rowan CD – “Rowan” – O/H Janice Hall – Golden Retriever Male

Janice and Rowan made their hunt test debut at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test and came home with their first hunt test ribbon!   Congratulations to this handsome boy and his proud handler!!!  Keep up the good work!

“Guiness & Sam – 1st JH Leg”

Yaqui’s Guiness Extra Stout AX AXJ OF CGC – “Guiness” O/H Samantha Dillard – Golden Retriever Male

Congratulations to Sam and Guiness on their first Junior Hunter leg!!!  They made their hunt test debut at the Norcal GRC Hunt Test and brought home their first ribbon.  Even though they are newbies to the hunt test game, Guiness loves his birds and he and Sam are a great team.  Soon we’ll be adding a hunt title to all those agility titles! 

“Ryman & Ardith – 3rd SH Leg”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman JH WCX— “Ryman”  — O/H Ardith Osborn — Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman were awarded their 3rd straight SH leg at the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club test in Los Banos.    They showed great teamwork in earning this leg, as Ardith commented “it was all about control in unusual situations.”  All their hard work definitely paid off at this test, which Ardith also said was by far the hardest test she had ever seen!  Congratulations to this hard working team!

“Lucy & Paddy – 2nd SH Leg”

Lidos I Love Lucy JH, RN, WCX –“Lucy”  — O/H Paddy Berne — Standard Poodle Female

Lucy and Paddy have been working hard on their teamwork and it has paid off for them.   Paddy and Lucy started out the 2012 hunt test season by taking a trip to Florida to run some tests and visit some friends.  During the first part of their visit, Paddy and Lucy got in some good training while enjoying some warm weather and change of scenery.   The winds started blowing and the temperature dropped just in time for the hunt tests, but Lucy proved she could still perform in those less than perfect conditions!  Paddy was very proud of Lucy, as she did her job and brought back her 2nd SH leg!   Congratulations to you both!!

“Andy & Mimi/David – 3 JH Legs”

Rockyhill’s Once You Go Black – “Andy” – O/H Mimi Ruiz & David Taft – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

2012 is proving to be a good year for Mimi, David and Andy!  They decided to join Cheryl and some of her other students to make the trek to Arizona in February, and came home with their first 2 Junior Hunter legs!  The following weekend they went to Los Banos for the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club’s test and brought back another ribbon!  Congratulations to you all!!  We’ll be reporting on your JH title soon! 

Spice & Terri – 2nd MH Leg”

SR Chocolate Is The Spice Of Life SH — “Spice” — O/H: Terri Mahallati — Chocolate Lab Female

Terri also made the long haul to the Copper State hunt test in Arizona and she and Spice brought home their 2nd Master Hunter leg despite having some bad luck at the start of the weekend.  Terri woke up Friday to find her young dog Nessie with a bad injury to her eye.  After getting Nessie checked out by both a regular vet and an ophthalmology vet, Terri managed to get back to finish the last series with Spice and get a ribbon!  Talk about working under stress!  Congratulations to Terri and Spice!!!  Unfortunately, Nessie couldn’t make her hunt test debut as planned, but we hear she’s all healed up ready to go again.

“Gabby & Cheryl – 3 more MH Legs”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby ** MH, MNQ, WCX – “Gabby” – O/H- Cheryl Baca – Golden Retriever Female

Cheryl and Gabby have started out the year on a roll, adding another 3 Master Hunter legs to their many achievements!  Cheryl had a great trip to Arizona for the Copper State hunt test as well as a visit with her grandson.  Gabby and Cheryl came home with 2 ribbons from Arizona!  After a short week at home, they went to Los Banos for the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club test and brought home another ribbon!  Way to go Gabby and Cheryl!!!


Fall 2011 Student Accomplishments

Fall 2011 – Accomplishments & Titles Earned:

NEW TITLES:

“G & Bob – JH”

Huntleigh Longrun 49er Gold Nugget JH, WC -“G” – o/h – Bob Lutolf- Golden Retriever Male.

After earning their WC, Bob and G continued their hard work and went 4 for 4 to earn their Junior Hunter title!  In September they took a trip up to Oregon and got their first Junior pass, then picked up another 2 legs at the Sagehens double header in early October, and finished up the month by achieving their last pass and title at the Marin test.  They continue to improve and we hope to see them running in Senior tests soon.  Congratulations to a great team!!

“Trigger & Pat – JH Title”

Aqueus Marksman at Sea Ranch JH, BRT, WC – “Trigger” – o/h – Patricia Romeiro – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male

This hard working team continued their successful Summer testing into the Fall and received 2 passes at the Sagehens double header test in early October to finish their Junior Hunter title!!   Pat’s dedication to training is proof that hard work pays off.  Congratulations to a hard working team!!

“Luke & Brook – JH Title”

Tinamou’s Cool Hand Luke JH, WC – “Luke” – 0/h Brook Francisco – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male

Congratulations to Brook and Luke on earning 3 Junior passes and completing their Junior Hunter title in October!!  Brook and Luke started the month by getting 2 Junior legs at the Sagehens double header, then finished the month by completing their JH at the Marin test.  They continue to improve as a team and will only get better.  We can’t wait to see them running in Senior tests!

LEGS TOWARDS TITLES/OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

“Shanti & Sue – 1st Master Leg”

Delta Gold Wraiths Perpetual Motion UD, UDX 10 (10 consecutive legs), SH, WCX – “Shanti” – o/h – Sue Stauffer – Golden Retriever Female.

“Shanti” is a multi-talented Golden Girl!! Doing extremely well in competitve obedience and playing in the field too. Sue and Shanti ran their first Master test in October and came home with a ribbon!  This great team was also busy in  the obedience ring and are just points away from achieving their Champion title in that venue!

“Reegan & Bruce – 3 JH Legs”

Magicgold Ruff ‘ N Ready to Go WC – “Reegan” – o/h – Bruce Hayes – Golden Retriever Female

From Acorns, Mighty Oaks do grow. Pictured as a puppy Reegan gets her bird. She has nearly always got her bird!! Reegan and Bruce had their hunt test debut in October with much success!  They started out the month at the Sagehens double header and came away with 2 ribbons.  Then they finished out the month at the Marin test and took home another ribbon.   Too bad there weren’t any more tests to run and they have to wait for the Spring tests to finish their title.  Congratulations to you both! Keltie (Momma Dog) and Cheryl are very proud of you both.

“Ryman & Ardith – 2 SH Legs”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman JH WCX— “Ryman”  — O/H Ardith Osborn — Golden Retriever Male

Ardith and Ryman started their Senior Hunter career with the same power and style they had when they completed their Junior Hunter title!  This great team entered the Sagehens Retriever Club’s double header in October and took home a ribbon both days!!  Congratulations to this hard working team!  I know we’ll be reporting on their Senior Title soon.

“Lucy & Paddy – 1 SH Leg”

Lidos I Love Lucy JH, RN, WCX –“Lucy”  — O/H Paddy Berne — Standard Poodle Female

Lucy and Paddy have been working hard on their teamwork and it has paid off for them.   In October, Paddy and Lucy got their first Senior Hunter pass at the Sagehens Retriever Club test!!  As this team continues to train hard and improve, we’ll be hearing about more of their successes!  Congratulations to you both!!

 

“Teak & Kathy – 2 SH Legs”

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish JH – “Teak” – o/h Kathy Gibson – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Female

Don’t let her small size  fool you…this little dog runs like the big dogs!  Kathy and Teak entered the Sagehens Retriever Club double header in October and powered through both days to earn 2 Senior passes!!  Kathy has been putting a lot of time into training with Teak and it shows.  Congratulations to this great working team!”

“Sammy & Harvey – 1 JH Leg”

Bertschire Return To Sender – “Sammy” – o/h Harvey Riggs – Flat-Coated Retriever Female

“Kodiak & Xan – 2 JH Legs”

Flyway Farms Thunder on the Mountain – “Kodiak” – o/h Gail Crawford & Xan Latta – Flat-Coated Retriever Male

MACH 2 Rivercity’s High Caliber SH, WC – o/h – Tracey Mayes – Golden Retriever Male

Breaking News!!!!! “Cal” and Tracey completed their Senior Hunter Title in Glide Oregon, 6/18/2011. Wow!! What an exciting moment for Tracey. Her first dog to train and title in Senior. Tracey and Cal have had their struggles transitioning in to the more advanced concepts and training. Tracey dedicated herself to working through what was necessary to make her and Cal a great handler and dog team in this sport. Already highly succesful in the Agiity World as a team  this accomplishment is more than just a Title. It proves just how much can be, when we work hard and apply ourselves. Cal and Tracey have come a long way!  I am very proud of them both!   

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway **, MH, WCX – “Keltie” – o/h – Cheryl Baca – All Breed Qualifying 3RD Place- San Jose Retriever Club – 5/7/11

   A wonderful day for Keltie and I. With 22 dogs entered we were thrilled to bits at Keltie’s placement. One whistled her 300 plus yard land blind, and was very honest on the water triple with the long retired gun. Initially I hoped for a JAM and was very disappointed when she did not get called up for one. But, we will take a 3rd Place over a JAM any day!!   

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby ** MH, MNQ, WCX -“Gabby” – o/h- Cheryl Baca- Qualifying  JAM in San Jose Retriever Club’s All Breed Qual – 5/7/11

  Gabby completed the All Breed Qual and earned a JAM. She was somewhat “Over The Top” that day and as a result was not as focused as I would have liked. However, we are grateful she was able to earn another JAM and we had Fun!!

“Boy Wonder & Xan — All-Breed Derby JAM!”

Flyway Farms Boom Boom Pow JH WC ** — “Boy Wonder” — Black Flat-coated Retriever Male – O/H Xan Latta

What a team!  Not only did this youngster earn a Judges Award of Merit at the American Chesapeake Club’s All-Breed Field Trial Derby, he actually broke the club’s computerized results reporting system.  Boy Wonder is the son of the 2011 BIS at Crufts, and has shown that he’s got brains as well as looks.

Xan’s comments about Boy included “He always had a love of the game, but is developing the focus & patience to apply it more consistently.  It was very cool to stand among a group of pro-trained, field bred lab handlers to pick up a ribbon.”

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“Echo & Cathy – New JH, New WC, New CH!”

CH Coastalight Rip Times Two JH WC CGC — “Echo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Cathy Lynch

Echo and Cathy are having quite a spring!  They needed three Junior Hunter legs to complete Echo’s Junior Hunter title and they earned them in a single month, with two passes at the Nor-Cal Golden Retriever Hunt Test in March and one at the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt Test.  They also earned a Working Certificate at the NorCal GRC WC/WCX test in June.

Cathy remarked that “Running & retrieving are the things that Echo loves the most.  I am grateful there is a game made just for her!  On now to Senior!”

To make her spring even more memorable, Echo also completed her conformation championship.  She now has titles in front of and behind her registered name.  We expect to see many more in short order.

“Nalu & Debbie – New SH Title!”

Blue Wave Ryder Catchn A Breez SH NA NF — “Nalu” — Chocolate Labrador Female — O/H Debbie Chun

In February, Nalu and Debbie took a road trip to Arlington, Arizona.  They came back with two rosettes and a new Senior Hunter title.

The Copper State HRC’s spring hunt tests are a four-day event, featuring double-headers for Junior, Senior and Master.  Sounds like a great time!  Congratulations! Now on to Master with this Super Powered Lab and Owner Handler!

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“Lance & Brenda – New JH!”

Manor’s Lancelot CD JH RAE CCA – “Lance” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Brenda Radcliffe

Brenda is so proud of Lance that she would write a book.  We are too.  Lance earned his Junior Hunter title three days before his seventh birthday.  From Brenda’s comments – “Lance had no idea how the next few months were going to change his lifestyle when I decided almost a year ago I’d like to have a golden run hunt tests again.  Lance had never learned to swim, had never retrieved a bird and was overwhelmed with the whole idea.  Thanks to Cheryl’s patience, he became a confident, good marking dog.”  Lance’s JH legs were at Sagehen’s RC, Marin Retriever Club and the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s hunt tests.  Brenda wants to thank her training buddies Renee & Patti, as well as Cheryl for their assistance & encouragement.

“Ryder & Patti – New JH and WC!”

Ryder Dodger Gold CD JH WC RA CGC – “Ryder” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Patti Kostakis

Ryder made his “novice” handler Mom very proud by getting his Junior Hunter title in less that a year after he “sniffed” his very first bird.  He started earning legs at the Sagehens (two legs) & Marin RC tests in the fall, and finished his title, at the NorCal GRC test in March.  He also earned an “insurance leg” at that double-header.  Ryder’s titling leg was his best ever, pinning all four marks. Ryder then went on to earn his WC Title at the NorCal GRC test in June, 2011.  During that time, Ryder proved that he can do it all by earning his CD and RA titles.   Like Patti, we’re very proud of what this boy (and what this team) have accomplished!

“Ryman & Ardith – New JH, New WCX!”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman JH WCX— “Ryman” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Ardith Osborn

At nine months of age, Ryman earned his WC title at the NorCal GRC’s 2010 WC/X test.  He also earned three JH legs last fall.  He had to wait for the spring hunt test season to earn his final JH leg, and earn his Junior Hunter title, but despite the heavy downpour, he did it in style, and pinned all of the marks.  He also earned his WCX at the NorCal GRC’s 2011 test.  This boy has great style, and we look forward to watching this team run senior very soon.

“Indee & Bruce – New SH and WCX!”

Wright’s Mindy’s Independent Girl SH, WCX – “Indee” – Golden Retriever Female – O/H Bruce Hayes

This team’s hard work and persistence have really paid off!  After completing their Junior Hunter title last spring, Bruce & Indee earned their Senior Hunter title in 4 for 4.  Indee also completed her WCX at the NorCal GRC test in June and made her Dad very proud!! Indee is a stylish girl with a lot of go, and we look forward to watching them work towards Master.

“Lucy & Paddy – New WCX Title!”

Lidos I Love Lucy JH WCX –“Lucy” — Standard Poodle Female — O/H Paddy Berne

Lucy and Paddy have shown the retriever community that working poodles aren’t just pretty faces.  Lucy has impressed judges with exceptional marking ability and her happy attitude.

This June Lucy & Paddy earned a Working Certificate Excellent title at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/X test.

We’re sure to see Lucy and Paddy at some senior hunter tests soon.

“Storm & Cathy – New WC Title!”

Shannara’s Rav’n Tsunami JH WC Can WC – “Storm” – Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Cathy Lynch

Cathy had a very busy & productive test day at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/X test.  In addition to earning Echo’s Working Certificate, she and her handsome lad Storm picked up their WC title, to accompany the one he earned in Canada last year.

Congratulations to this exciting team.  They’re fun to watch and work with, and have come very far.

“Reed & Jake – New JH Title!”

Magicgold’s Indian Summer JH, WC- “Reed” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Jake Leggett

Reed and Jake continue where they left off last year. They earned their first Junior Hunter leg at the Marin Retriever Club, November 20, 2010. In March of 2011 they earned two more legs at the NorCal Retriever Club, and finished their Junior Hunter title at the Lassen Retriever Club April 9, 2011. In addition, they dropped in to the NorCal GRC WC/WCX test and picked up their WC Title!!

Reed continues to show the desire and drive to be a successful hunting dog. Now the hard work and more fun as they work toward senior hunter.

“Gustav & David – WCX Title!”

Ardenwood Gustav As A Wayfarer SH WCX — “Gustav” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

“Anton & David – WCX Title!”

CH Flyway Farms Te Deum SH WCX— “Anton” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

 David found a great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.  He and his two dogs picked up a set of WCX rosettes and titles.  In a relatively short time, David and his two flatcoats have become impressive field competitors.

Gustav & Anton have different styles in the field, but both are exciting to watch, and both can handle challenging tests.  Their training and dedication resulted in two WCX’s to add to their names.  Congratulations, guys!

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Legs toward titles and other achievements:

“Crash & Renee – Two extra JH legs!”

Reimur’s Juz Crashin’ Thru JH CD RA CGC — “Crash” — Black Labrador Male — O/H: Renee StDenis

This team LOVES the hunt test game.  Although Crash & Renee had earned their Junior Hunter Title last year, they just couldn’t not play the game!  So this spring, they entered two tests – the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club JH test and the NorCal GoldenRetriever Club test.  They came away with two more legs, giving them six JH passes in total.

Congratulations, Crash & Renee!  You make quite a team!

“Cal & Tracey – Three SH legs!”

MACH2 Rivercity’s High Caliber JH WC — “Cal” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Tracey Mays

Not only is this team nationally ranked in agility (MACH2 stands for Master Agility Champion Times TWO!), but they are well on their way to a Senior Hunter title.  This spring, Cal earned three legs toward that SH title.  Two at the NorCal Golden Retriever double-header in March, and a third at the Rogue Valley RC test in April.  We’re looking forward to bragging about Cal’s fourth leg and title soon!

“Luke & Brooke – First JH leg and WC Title!”

Tinamou’s Cool Hand Luke WC – “Luke” – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male – O/H Brook Francisco

Congratulations to Brook and Luke for their first Junior Hunter leg, earned at their first ever JH test!  It takes a lot of courage to enter that first test, especially if your dog is one of those “other” retriever breeds.   But Luke showed everyone that he can do the job, and do it well!  This team has been working hard, and it shows.   We look forward to bragging about Luke JH soon! Luke also completed his WC Title at the NorCal GRC test in June!!! Way to Go!

Qualified at the 2010 AKC Master Nationals

The 2010 AKC Master National was held in Corning, California.  It was a wonderful opportunity to see some great dogs and well-known handlers in action.  It was even more exciting to be able to root for friends and family!

“Gabby & Cheryl – Completed the Master National!”

Magicgold’s Galloping Gabby MH,WCX ** – “Gabby” – Golden Retriever Female – O/H: Cheryl Baca

First, Gabby & Cheryl earned eight Master Hunter legs in 2010.  That is quite a feat.  BUT…

Congratulations to Gabby and to Cheryl on the completion of their first AKC Master National!

“Flyer & Jean – Completed the Master National!”

Sunbeam’s Leap of Faith MH WCX — “Flyer”  – Golden Retriever Female – O/H Jean Mott

We’ve loved watching this team’s successes and achievements for several years.  But (aside from their six MH legs earned in 2010) nothing has been more exciting than their qualifying for and then completing the 2010 AKC Master National.

2010 Student Accomplishments

Please email your Accomplishments  and photos to Patti Skorupa at p_skorupa@skorupa.com as soon as you can!

Titles Earned:

“Anton & David – New Senior Hunter Title!”

CH Flyway Farms Te Deum SH WC — “Anton” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

Anton & David have been on a roll this year!  In the conformation ring, Anton earned both majors and a total of fifteen points needed to become a champion.

But to prove he’s got brains as well as a pretty face, Anton & David completed his Senior Hunter title, earning a leg at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club 2010 Hunt Test, two passes at the Lassen Retriever Club 2010 Double Header Hunt Test and his final leg at the Sagehen’s November 6 test.  Congratulations to both of you!

“Henley & Ardith –  Senior Hunter title!”

Magicgold Hotel California SH WCX CCA – “Henley” – Golden Male – O/H: Ardith Osborn

While Ardith has been pretty busy with her pup, she and Henley still found time to complete his Senior Hunter title!  This team has worked hard early this year, and at the NorCal Golden Retriever 2010 Spring Hunt Test double-header, Henley earned his Senior Hunter title on Saturday, and an insurance leg on Sunday.  Now training for Master, we expect to see this pair do some fine work in 2011’s tests.

Spice & Terri – New Senior Hunter Title, JAM in All-Breed Derby!”

SR Chocolate Is The Spice Of Life SH  — “Spice” — Chocolate Lab Female — O/H: Terri Mahallati

2010 was a very busy year for Spice and Terri!  To start the year, Spice earned a Judges’ Award of Merit at the San Jose Retriever Club 2010 Field Trial.  This was Spice’s one and only Derby.  She also earned a third place at the Hills Ferry Retriever Club’s Open Level Super Single series.  At the young age of two, Spice earned her Senior Hunter title, earning legs at the Hills Ferry HRC test, the Marin Retriever Club double-header (two passes), and the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club tests.  She also earned her NAHRA Started title.  During their “spare time”, Spice & Terri also compete in Agility.  We look forward to hearing about their successes in that sport, as well as watching their progress toward Master.

“Windy & Cathy – New Junior Hunter Title”

Magicgold Wind In The Willows – “Windy” – Golden Female – O/H: Cathy Colley

We received this note from Cathy – “Well, Windy got her Junior title, and I am bursting at the seams proud of her!  She finished her JH title at the Junior Stake double header at the LRCSC Hunt Tests at Chino Hills, CA.  Windy made her (very green!) owner/handler proud by pinning her marks and pushing though very difficult lines over multiple cover changes and in difficult weather.  Prado Dog Training Field was inundated by water for months, and the judges got really creative in planning these tests.  Now I am totally hooked on Field, and will be moving on to Senior with Cheryl’s blessing.  I am so grateful for this wonderful little dog!”

“Jade & Suzanne – New SH Title!”  

Magicgold’s Orient Express CD SH WCX— “Jade” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H: Suzanne Mikolajcik

 

At just twenty-five months old, Jade completed her Senior Hunter title and earned an insurance SH leg.  In that short amount of time, this talented team has also earned a CD, WC and WCX.  Jade & Suzanne are currentlytraining for her CDX and working toward her Master Hunter title, earning a Master pass at the Sagehen’s Retriever Club Hunt Test this fall.
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“Delilah & Xan – New WC Title!”

Flyway Farms Tears from Laughter JH WC — “Delilah” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H: Alexandra Latta

If you look in the Canine Dictionary under “WonderWoman”, you might just see Delilah’s photo.  This year at the FCRSA National Specialty in Auburn, Indiana, Delilah picked up her Working Certificate, and also won the FCRSA Unsteady Singles Competition in a very competitive run-off.  And she accomplished this while expecting her first litter.  Delilah bounced back from pregnancy, and is currently hunting pheasants and training for her Senior Hunter title.
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“Crash & Renee – New JH Title!”

Reimur’s Juz Crashin’ Thru JH CD RA CGC — “Crash” — Black Labrador Male — O/H: Renee StDenis

In just over a month, Crash earned a JH to add to his collection of titles.  He and Renee travelled to Prado to earn their first leg at the Labrador Retriever Club’s JH test.  They followed up a few weeks later with two passes at the Sagehen’s double-header, and a final leg at the Marin Retriever Club’s test.

In her email to Cheryl, Renee wrote:  “We need to thank all of you — Brenda, for giving us the obedience foundation that made it so easy to bring him to this point (and for encouraging us to play with birds), Cheryl, who turned Crash into a true field dog, Patti and Ryder for being our main support, Darlene and Barb and Don, for entrusting me with such a wonderful puppy, and our cheering section:  Aunt Linda, Jan, Joanne, Carol, Elaine and everyone who provided so much encouragement!

“FireTruck & Xan — New SH & WCX Titles!

Rockyhill’s Roc’s Red Glare SH WCX – “FireTruck” – Liver Flat Coat Male – O/H: Xan Latta

Aside from being Xan’s premier duck & pheasant dog, FireTruck has shown that he can excel in the hunt test arenas.  “Truck-E-Bear” earned five Senior Hunter legs in 2010.  His first was at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s spring test, followed by a leg at the Lassen Retriever Club’s spring test and another at the Marin Retriever Club’s spring test.  He and Xan and the rest of the crew then did a cross-country trip, stopping long enough for FireTruck to earn a fourth Senior leg at the Wisconsin Amateur Field Trial Club’s spring test.  He then picked up an insurane leg at the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America’s National Specialty, where he also earned his WCX and his Judges Award of Merit at their Steady Singles competition.

“Monkey & Cheryl – New SH title, First Master leg!”

Magicgold’s Run Thru’ The Jungle SH WCX ** — “Monkey” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H: Cheryl Baca

This pretty young girl is doing a wonderful job in the field.  She’s exciting to watch, and she gets the job done.  In a few short months, she earned her Senior Hunter title, and is doing a wonderful job running Master marks & blinds.  Monkey earned her four Senior legs in the spring at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club test, the Lassen Retriever Club JH test, & the Marin Retriever Club spring test.  Her final leg was at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club test.  Not one to slow down, Monkey picked up her first Master Hunter leg at the Sagehens Retriever Club test in the fall.  We’re certain to see her earning her other Master legs in 2011.

“Dodger & Patti – New JH Title, WC & USS JAM!

CH Tealwin’s Lucky Dodger JH WC — “Dodger” — Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Patti Skorupa

Dodger started training for field events very late in the game.  He was almost six when he started his field training career, and in a very short time, he has earned a few titles and awards.   His first tests occurred at the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America’s national specialty in Auburn, Indiana.  At that event, Dodger earned his first Junior Hunter leg, his Working Certificate, and a Judges Award of Merit at the Unsteady Singles event.  He also made the first cut in the Best of Breed conformation show at the specialty.

Dodger was raring to go to finish his Junior Hunter title, but had to wait until the fall test season to do so.  He earned two JH legs at the Sagehens Retriever Club’s double-header, and his final leg at the Marin Retriever Club’s fall test.

“Trygger & Xan – New JH Title & USS JAM!

Rowansgaard Lytes Carey JH — “Trygger” — Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Xan Latta

Trygger is a dog that gets the job done in the most efficient way possible.  He proved that when he earned his Junior Hunter title in only two weekends, earning his first two legs at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club’s spring double-header, and then the last two legs the next month at the Marin Retriever Club’s spring double-header.  He then travelled with Xan and his flatcoat family to Auburn, Indiana, where he competed in the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America’s Unsteady Singles competition, and earned a Judge’s Award of Merit in very stiff competition.

“Storm & Cathy – New Canadian WC Title!”

Shannara’s Rav’n Tsunami JH Can WC – “Storm” – Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Cathy Lynch

While Storm and Cathy have been busy with handling drills, remote sits and multiple marks, they couldn’t sit on the sidelines at the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of Canada’s specialty.  Storm & Cathy earned their Canadian Working Certificate (a CKC title) at the FCRSC field events.  Way to go, you two!  Titled in two countries!

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“Ember & Jean – New SH Title!

Sunbeam’s Wildfire SH WCX — “Ember” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

It is so exciting to watch a new team come together.  At less than two years of age, Ember, and her breeder/owner/handler Jean have arrived.  Ember earned her Senior Hunter title just short of her second birthday, with legs earned at the Oregon Hunting Retriever Club test, two at the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club double-header, and a fourth at the Rose City Labrador Retriever Club test.  We expect to see this team go far!

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Legs toward titles and other achievements:

“Blaze & Cheryl – Master National Qualified, seven 2010 legs

Magicgold Wheels Of Fire MH, CGC,WCX ** — “Blaze”–  Golden Retriever Female –O/H:Cheryl Baca

Wow!  Cheryl and Blaze had an awesome year!  In the qualifying period, they earned five Master Hunter legs, qualifying them for the AKC Master National, which was held in Corning California, only a few hours north of Cheryl’s home.  Blaze earned 2010 Master Hunter legs at the Lassen Retriever Club Spring Hunt test, the Marin Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test, the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club, two legs at the Oregon HRC double-header, and legs at the Sagehens Retriever Club test & the Marin Retriever Club test.  We look forward to hearing that Blaze has qualified for the 2011 Master National!

“Gustav & David – First MH leg!”

Ardenwood Gustav As A Wayfarer SH WC — “Gustav” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: David Kunkle

It was a pleasure to watch David & Gustav’s impressive performance at the Sagehens Retriever Club’s Master Hunter test!  They have really become a team, and they are going to go far!  One of the Master judges at the test, a long-time flat-coated retriever breeder and trainer later remarked that he would love Gustav at his property.  It’s been fun to watch David & Gustav in the pheasant fields as well.


“Zip & Joe – Steady Singles JAM!”

Ch Ardenwood As Time Goes By SH WCX Can WCI — “Zip(!!!)” — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Joe Skorupa

While training for Master, Joe & Zip didn’t stop participating in tests & trials.  While at the Flat-Coated Retriever Society’s National Specialty in Auburn, Indiana, Zip earned a second WCX pass, and also got a Judges Award of Merit at the Steady Singles competition.  He also took second place in Field Trial Dog at the conformation show.  He is training hard on those Master water blinds, and Joe & Zip hope to have success at the Master level in the 2011 tests.

Joe has also completed the requirements to Judge AKC Junior & Senior Hunt Tests.  We look forward to seeing him at the line, and sitting in a judge’s chair just behind the line in the near future.

“Nalu & Debbie – Two SH legs!”

Blue Wave Ryder Catchn A Breez JH NF — “Nalu” — Chocolate Labrador Female — O/H Debbie Chun

This little girl is a rocket ship, even when the ducks are almost bigger than she is!  It has been a delight to watch Nalu & Debbie come together as a team, and we expect to see them add a Senior Hunter title to a list of agility titles in the coming year.  Nalu earned her first SH leg at the Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club test in Prado, followed by a second leg at the Marin Retriever Club’s fall test.

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“TJ & Tim – Two JH legs!

Rockyhill’s Fire Truck Second Alarm — “TJ” — Liver Flatcoat Male – O/H Tim Byrne

Here are two guys that have come a long way in a very short time.  Tim is on the road quite a bit, and yet he and TJ haven’t let that get in the way of some solid training and talent for the field.  In one weekend, the Sagehens Retriever Club’s double-header, TJ and Tim earned two Junior Hunter legs, putting them half-way to their JH title.  We expect to hear all sorts of stories about their pheasant-hunting adventures during the winter, and expect their JH title to come easily in the spring test season.


“Zeke & Jennifer – New JH leg!”

Otterbrook’s Ezekiel JH — “Zeke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H: Jennifer Dill

We knew that Jennifer & Zeke wouldn’t want to sit in the gallery to watch other dogs play the game.  While Zeke completed his Junior Hunter title last year, they earned a delayed insurance leg at the Redwood Empire Retriever Club’s summer Junior test in Loleta, California.  We hope to see this team running Senior soon!

“Sophie & Harvey – New JH leg!”

 

CH. Bertshire Black Rhian JH – “Sophie” – Black Flat Coat Female – O: Harvey Riggs  H:  Pam Morris

Like Zeke, Sophie earned her Junior Hunter title in 2009, but didn’t want to sit by and watch all the other dogs have fun without participating.  Sophie earned another Junior Hunter leg at the NorCal Golden Retriever Spring Hunt Test, this time handled by Pam Morris, daughter of Sophie’s owner & usual handler, Harvey Riggs.

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“Layla & Xan – New MH leg!

Ch. Rockyhill’s Western Wishes SH WCX – “Layla”- Black Flatcoat Female – O/H: Xan Latta

Not to be outdone by the youngsters in Xan Latta’s XanVan, Layla proved that she knew what to do in Master, and earned her first MH leg at the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America’s National Specialty Hunt Test in Auburn, Indiana.  She then showed those young flatcoats that she wasn’t only a good worker, but a super-star on the conformation runway by winning the Field Trial Bitch class at the show.

“Boy Wonder & Xan — New JH Title & Steady Singles JAM!”

Flyway Farms Boom Boom Pow JH WC — “Boy Wonder” — Black Flat-coated Retriever Male – O/H Xan Latta

We can only imagine the adventurous road trip that Xan and her crew experienced on their way to the FCRSA National Specialty and pre-specialty training Auburn, Indiana & in other areas in the midwest.  Boy Wonder had already turned heads in NorCal, when he earned his Junior Hunter title in four straight passes in less than three weeks.   Those passes were earned at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s double-header, and the Lassen Retriever Club’s double-header.  At the FCRSA specialty, Boy Wonder earned a Judges Award of Merit at the Steady Singles competition.

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“Keltie & Cheryl – New MH legs!”

SR. Magicgold’s Celtic Causeway MH,WCX,** – “Keltie”  – Golden Retriever Female – O/H: Cheryl Baca

Well Keltie has certainly had a busy year!  She started the 2010 hunt test season with a Master Hunter leg at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club spring hunt test.  Then she took some time off to be a mother, delivering four boys and four girls in August. But this girl is a working girl, and after doing a great job of raising her puppies, she got back in the swing of things, earning two Master Hunter legs in the fall hunt test season.  The first pass was at the Sagehens Retriever Club’s test, the second a few weeks later at the Marin Retriever Club test.

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“Luke & Alan – Three MH legs!”

Chi Luke of Copperidge SH — “Luke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Alan Kaber

They’re nearly there!  Luke & Alan have really made progress toward their Master Hunter title.  They earned their first leg at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club’s spring Hunt Test in the spring of 2010.  Their next Master pass didn’t arrive until November, but they picked up two passes in only three weeks.  One more to go, team!  I’m sure you will earn your MH in short order.

“Echo & Cathy – First JH leg!”

Coastalight Rip Times Two— “Echo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Cathy Lynch

Here’s another young team that is starting  to figure out the game.  Echo has had a shortened training season, but is very much in love with the hunt test game.  She’s also well known for flushing wild pheasants while on her way to marks.  But even though those wild birds are appealing, she does come back with her bumper or training bird.  Echo picked up her first JH leg at the Sagehens Retriever Club’s November hunt test.  She also picked up two Canadian CD qualifying legs while attending the FCRSC Specialty.  We expect to see Echo & Cathy do well in the 2011 spring tests.  This little girl has talent.

“Jake & Reed – New JH leg!

Magicgold’s Indian Summer – “Reed”- Golden Retriever Male – O/H: Jake Leggett

It is such a pleasure to watch this young team hard at work figuring out the hunt test game.  Reed & his owner/handler Jake attended their first hunt test as a “learning experience”, and came away with their first Junior Hunter leg from the Marin Retriever Club.  They did learn – quite a lot – but they also made the other participants and observers smile.   Their enthusiasm and love of the sport was evident.  We expect to see this team excel in the 2011 spring season!

“Ryman & Ardith – Three JH legs!”

Fern Hill Sunrise at the Ryman — “Ryman” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Ardith Osborn

What a team.  This talented boy can do anything he sets his mind to, and he has shown that he loves the retriever game.  Ardith and Ryman picked up three Junior Hunter legs in November.  The first and second at the Sagehens Retriever Club’s Fall double-header, and the third at the Marin Retriever Club’s test.  We’re sure that Ryman’s final JH leg will come easily in the spring tests, and we will soon be watching this exciting team running Senior.