Fall 2009 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 WC Title!”

Flyway Farms Te Deum JH WC — “Anton” — Black Flatcoat Male — O: David Kunkle H: Xan Latta

When David was not able to travel to Prado for the Great Western FCRC WC/WCX test, Anton demonstrated that he understood how to work well with others.  In this case, his breeder Xan Latta.  Xan and Anton turned heads in Southern California!

We look forward to watching Anton running in Senior in the spring tests.

“Jade & Suzanne – New CD, WC, WCX Titles!”

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

On October 3, 2009, in Monroe, Washington, Magicgold’s Orient Express, “Jade,” earned both her WC and WCX titles.  The test was hosted by Evergreen GRC at Dr. Greenleaf’s farm.  It was a brisk 47-degree morning which gave way to a pleasant afternoon on the water.  The competitors consisted of Goldens, Flatcoats, and one Poodle–it felt just like Cheryl’s training group!  On December 4, 2009, at 20 months of age, Jade earned her third leg and CD Title at the obedience trial in Costa Mesa, California, held by Shoreline DFA of Orange County.  She was awarded two First Place ribbons in Novice B in back-to-back shows.  Her qualifying scores were 197.5 and 195.5.  In the second show of the day, she was in a run-off for High In Trial.  Jade  trains for obedience with Cessie Banfield and Stephanie Gomez and is in training with her breeder Cheryl Baca towards her Senior Hunter in 2010.

“Punch & Shari – New JH Title!”

Rockyhill’s Funny Cide WC— “Punch” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: Shari Hughes

Punch and Shari were in a hurry to earn that Junior Hunter Title before pheasant season kicked in, and they so did so in grand style!  Punch earned his second JH leg at the Sacramento Valley RC Fall Hunt Tests, followed by back-to-back passes at the Sagehens RC Fall Hunt Tests.  They were back in the fields & blinds, hunting up phessies & ducks soon after.  Punch is turning into quite a hunting machine, and has become a favorite hunting companion to several duck & pheasant club members that are currently without dogs.

“Luke & Alan – New SH Title!”

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

After a summer break, young Luke and Alan delighted the gallery at the Sagehens RC back-to-back Fall Hunt Tests, earning two senior legs and their new Senior Hunter title!  Congratulations to both of you!  You’ve come along so quickly, and are sure to earn lots of titles and have lots of adventures together!

“Raleigh & Charlotte – New JH Title!”

Trumpet’s Hare’s Ear – “Raleigh” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Charlotte Gaynor

We said this young lad was turning heads!  At not yet sixteen months of age, Raleigh earned his Junior Hunter title at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s fall hunt test.  He then brought home two extra JH rosettes from the Sagehens RC double-header.  We can’t wait to see this handsome lad in Senior!

“Teak & Kathy – New JH Title!”

Aqueus Dutch Wood Polish JH – “Teak” – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – O/H Kathy Gibson

From Kathy – “My little red pocket rocket toller finished her JH going 5 for 5 at 14 months of age, despite her extremely novice handler.  Teak thinks the field is great fun and ran every mark with great exuberance – once to the point of going head-over-kettle on her way to the flyer.  It did take a village to get Teak ready for the field.  Huge thanks go to Debbie Chun and Tracey Mays who faithfully ran her in group while “mom” went to work.  And of course, the biggest thanks to Cheryl for believing that a little 30 pound dog could run with the big dawgs.

“Boy Wonder & Xan — New WC Title!”

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

Talk about over-achievers!  At just six months of age, Boy Wonder passed the Great Western Flat-coated Retriever WC test at Prado, CA.  He certainly lives up to his name!

We can’t wait to watch as he begins his hunt test and field careers in 2010.

What a good boy!

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“Lucy & Paddy – New JH Title!”

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

Lucy earned her JH title this fall in less than a month with passes at Sacramento Valley RC, Sagehens RC and a doubleheader at the Labrador RC of Southern California at Prado.  The judges were very complimentary, in one case telling me that she had done a difficult mark the best of any dog in the test, and telling me I should be very proud and they hoped to see us at many more tests.  One judge even said “She’s adorable!”

“Storm & Cathy – New JH Title!”

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

Cathy reports that her first experience in training for the field has been a wonderful experience!  Storm earned his second and third legs at the Inland Valley Retriever Club tests at Prado, and his forth leg at Sagehens Retriever Club at Denverton.  This pair has learned so much about hunt tests, and have become a wonderful team to watch.  Cathy sends huge thanks to Cheryl!

“Trygger & Xan – New WC Title!

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

Not to be outdone by his baby bro, Trygger showed everyone how it should be done, and earned his Working Certificate at the Great Western Flat-coated Retriever Club’s fall WC test.  Congratulations, on an outstanding performance, and we can’t wait to see you in Junior!

“Joe & Pam – New WCX title!”

Brookestone’s Blackbeard JH WCX — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Pam describes their training and event experience –  “Joey worked hard training for the WCX.  With my busy work schedule it was very difficult to find enough training time.  I was very lucky that Dad would take Joey to group sessions, and Cheryl and Tracey Mays would run him.  (Not sure how Cal felt about that!).  It definitely took a village to help get that boy ready, and on a wing and a prayer, he showed up the morning of the test like he was a professional.  Very different test situations than we had trained for, but Joe surpassed all hopes and quite stylishly passed the WCX.  Special thanks to Dad, Cheryl, Tracey, Suzanne, and Charlotte!”  We are told that Joe was spectacular, stepped on all land marks, had great line manners and did wonderful work on the water.

“Sophie & Harvey – New WCX title!”

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

Pam reports:  “Sophie and Dad trained hard this past summer and fall, and had great success traveling cross country to the Southeastern Flat Coated Retriever Fancier’s WC, WCX Test, held in Winterville, Georgia on November 8, 2009.  Despite unfamiliar and challenging terrain, Sophie had successful runs and earned her WCX.  She is CH Bertschire’s Black Rhian JH WCX.”

“Layla & Xan – New WCX Title!

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

Xan and Layla took some time away from hunting and agility training to visit Prado and compete in the Great Western Flat-coated Retriever Club’s WCX test.  They did an outstanding job, and easily earned a Working Certificate Excellent title!  Congratulations to an awesome team!

“Zip & Joe – New SH Title!”

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

This pair worked throughout the summer to strengthen their water blinds and their work certainly paid off with passes for their last two Senior Hunter legs at the Sacramento Valley RC Fall Hunt Test and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Fall Hunt Test.  Their final leg was judged by two FCR breeders, who were very complementary about Zip(!!!)’s marking ability and drive.  We look forward to watching this team as they prepare to run Master!

Legs toward titles and other achievements:

“Monkey & Cheryl – Derby JAM!”

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

Cheryl and Monkey certainly turned heads at the Sagehens Retriever Club Fall Field Trial.  At her very first Derby, Miss Monkey earned a Judges Award of Merit, and brought home a beautiful rosette and a couple of asterisks, to match those of her mother.

She’s got her eye on a third asterisk, and we’re betting that she’ll get it someday!

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“Windy & Cathy – JH leg!”

Magicgold’s Wind in the Willows — “Windy” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Cathy Colley

Cathy wants everyone to know that Windy earned her first Junior Hunter leg at the Inland Valley RC Fall Hunt Test in Prado.  “I am so proud.  I am a 30 year veteran of Obedience competition, and I bought this Field puppy as an Obedience prospect.  She will be rocking the rings next year.  But early this year, I took her out on birds, and Oh My Gosh, got hooked on how much she loves them!”  Congratulations, Cathy!  We’re delighted to hear about Windy’s first rosette.  I’m sure she’ll earn many, many more!

“Gabby & Cheryl – Field Trial Qualifying JAM & MH leg!”

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

What a delight to watch this girl move effortlessly from field trial to hunt test and back again.  Gabby & Cheryl turned in an outstanding performance at the Sagehens RC Fall Fall Field Trial, earning a Judges Award of Merit, and then followed later that month with a Master leg at the Sacramento Valley RC Fall Hunt Test.

Congratulations to an outstanding team.

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“Blaze & Cheryl – New MH leg!”

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

Cheryl and Blaze celebrated their Master Hunter title earned last spring with another Master Hunter pass in the fall.

“Zinger & Jean – Six MH passes!”

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

Last spring, we were very excited to see Jean and Zinger earn four Master Hunter legs.  I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled we are to see this dynamic team earn SIX legs during the fall hunt test season!  What an inspiring team to train with and to watch work.  We can’t wait to watch them compete in the Master National!

“Flyer & Jean – Six MH passes!”

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

You know how competitive roommates can be.  Last spring, Flyer was quite disappointed to earn one fewer MH pass than Zinger.  That didn’t happen again in the fall.  Flyer also earned SIX MH legs, and wowed the gallery.  Congratulations, Jean!  You’re going to be pretty busy at the Master Nationals!

“Henley & Ardith –  Senior Hunter pass!”

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

Ardith and Henley are nearly there!  They earned their third Senior Hunter rosette at the Redwood Empire Retriever Club Summer Hunt Test.  This team is fun to watch, and we’re sure to see a couple of new letters behind Henley’s registered name soon.

Spring 2009 Student Accomplishments

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

Titles Earned:

“Shuttle & Diane – New MH Title!”

Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** MH WCX — “Shuttle” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H: Diane Glassmeyer

MH-ShuttleWhat can I say about this amazing team?  In three short years, Diane & Shuttle have gone from casual students, with a goal of a single Junior Hunter title to a dynamo pair that completed their final Master legs during the spring hunt test season.  Shuttle & Diane earned legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Spring Hunt Test, the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test & the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test.

“Gustav & David – New SH Title!”

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

SHGustavThis team is still turning heads.   Gustav picked up his last two  Senior Hunter legs shortly before his third birthday.  Judges at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test & the Hills Ferry Hunt Test couldn’t get over the speed with which Gustav left the line, and his stylish water entries.  David & Gustav are now training for Master, and hope to be ready to run in the fall.

“Anton & David – New JH Title!”

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

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David learned a lot training Gustav (his first field dog), and his it’s evident that David and Anton will go far.  Anton showed David just how much he likes this game by passing four straight Junior Hunter tests, earning his Junior title at just a bit past his first birthday.

Anton & David earned JH legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test, the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt test, and the Marin Retriever Club’s double-header.  Way to go, guys.  See you soon in Senior!

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“Delilah & Xan – New JH Title!”

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

delilahNot to be outdone by brother Anton, Delilah earned her last three Junior legs and then one more, completing her Junior title the same weekend that Anton earned his.  She earned legs at the NorCal Golden Retriever Hunt Test, the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt test, and two legs at the Marin Retriever Club’s double header.   Xan must be very proud of Delilah’s performance.  She’s certainly a carbon copy of her mother, Layla.  We look forward to hearing great things about Delilah’s successes in the field and the show-ring.  This girl likes her phessies!

“Zeke & Jennifer – New JH Title!”

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

This team’s training and talent showed through!  New to the game last year, Zeke & Jill had to wait until the spring hunt test season to pick up their final two JH legs.  This stylish youngster earned legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test and the NorCal Golden Retriever Hunt Test.  He really loves this game, and we look forward to seeing them in group, preparing for Senior!

“Jade & Suzanne – New JH Title!”

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

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Suzanne & Jade have made great strides in a very short time.  Jade showed great promise during her puppy evaluations, and under Suzanne’s guidance, has proven that she has a great future ahead of her.   In less than two short months, puppy Jade earned five Junior Hunter legs, giving her one more than necessary to earn her JH.

Way to go, team!  We’ll look for you in Senior!

“Decker & Jeanne – New JH Title!”

Topwater Hiddenspring Yuletide JH — “Decker” — Black Labrador Retriever Male — O/H: Jeanne Collier

This team had to wait until the spring hunt test season for an opportunity to earn their fourth Junior Hunter leg.  Decker & Jeanne did that easily at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test.  But wait, there’s more.  Not satisfied waiting until the fall tests to make their debut in Senior, Jeanne & Decker made the trek to the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club double header, and earned two Senior legs.  It’s been great watching the teamwork develop between these two.  Those last two SH legs should present no difficulties.

“Punch & Shari – New WC Title!”

Rockyhill’s Funny Cide WC— “Punch” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H: Shari Hughes

punchAfter spending the fall and winter hunting pheasants and ducks, Punch & Shari returned to formal field training in order to prepare for the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s Working Certificate test.  When test day arrived, Punch showed everyone that although he’d taken a few months off of training, his marking skills were still as sharp as ever.  He even remembered where the fall of his “no bird” had been, and checked to see if he could convert his land double to a triple.  Punch & Shari also earned a second Junior Hunter leg at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test in March.

“Monkey & Cheryl – New JH, WC & WCX Titles!”

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

monkeyIt’s so much fun to watch this little girl work.  If you blinked, you might have missed Monkey pursuing her Junior Hunter Title.  Five tests, five passes, and a Working Certificate & Working Certificate Excellent in one season.  She & Cheryl are just getting started.  Monkey earned Junior Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC test, the Hills Ferry HRC test, the NorCal Golden Retriever Club test, and two legs at the Marin Retriever Club double-header.  She finished up by bringing home both the WC & the WCX rosette from the NorCal GRC WC/X tests.

“Quinn & Jeanne – New JH & WC Title!”

Magicgolds Quintessential Erin Go Braugh JH WC — “Quinn” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H: Jeanne Dana

quinnCheryl must be so proud of the achievements of her 2008 litters.  Not to be outdone by his sisters, Quinn, along with Jeanne earned five Junior Hunter legs and a Working Certificate this season.  And he looked great while earning them.  This handsome lad earned Junior Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test, the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test, the NorCal Golden Retriever Club test, and two legs at the Marin Retriever Club double-header.  He also brought home one of those lovely NorCal GRC Working Certificate rosettes.

“Rainbow & Charlotte- New JH, WC & WCX Titles!”

Trumpet’s Ultimate Caddis JH WCX CGC – “Rainbow” – Golden Female – O/H: Charlotte Gaynor

0028-01-241_500x400Rainbow and Charlotte are becoming a wonderful team, and will go far together.  They went four-for-four for their Junior Hunter Title.  Last year, Rainbow earned two Junior Hunter legs in one weekend.  This season, she earned her third and fourth on consecutive weekends.   Rainbow & Charlotte then went on to earn a Working Certificate AND a Working Certificate Excellent on the same day.  We expect the same quick results when they are ready to run in Senior Hunter tests.

“Cal & Tracey – New WC title!”

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

calCal & Tracey took time out of their busy agility schedule to attend the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s Working Certificate test, and once again, Cal showed that he can play the field game just as well as the agility game.  They are honing their handling skills, and we expect that Cal will be sporting another field title in short order.

“Lucy & Paddy – New WC Title!”

Lidos I Love Lucy WC —“Lucy” — Standard Poodle Female — O/H Paddy Berne

lucyCongratulations to Lucy & Paddy on the first of many titles that are sure to come their way!  Lucy earned her first title and first Rosette at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s Working Certificate Test.  And she showed everyone that Poodles are stylish retrievers, not just pretty faces.

We’ll look to see Lucy & Paddy competing in Junior Hunter tests soon.

“Sophie & Harvey – New JH title!”

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

What a pleasure it has been to watch Sophie & Harvey work toward their first field title.  Harvey took the winter off, and it was wonderful to get to watch the celebration when Sophie picked up her fourth Junior Hunter leg at the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test.  Harvey and Pam had huge smiles as Sophie delivered her fourth bird of the day to hand.   Congratulations!

“Joe & Pam – New JH title!”

Brookestone’s Blackbeard JH WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

joePam had good reason to smile at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test.  Her father’s dog Sophie earned her JH title, and Pam’s Joe wanted to bring home one of those cool rosettes, and a Junior Hunter title, too.  And that’s just what he did.  Joe and Pam have become a great working team, and we look forward to seeing them compete in higher levels soon.

“Oliver & Pam – New JH title!”

Ch Wind Dancer’s Dare To Dream JHWC — “Oliver” — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

ollieThere’s something about watching liver flatcoats in the field.  Oliver & Pam had a large group of supporters in the gallery when they earned their fourth Junior Hunter leg at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test.  That brown dog knew he had done something special for Pam, because Pam had a huge grin on her face.  Ollie had picked up legs two and three earlier in the spring at the NorCal GRC Hunt Test and the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test.

“Ember & Jean – New WC title!”

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

dm_135852 Ember“Ember”is Jean Mott’s Flyer’s daughter, and she is displaying the same talent for the field as mother.  At the age of 10 months, Ember & Jean earned a Working Certificate from the Golden Retriever Club of America held by the Norcal Golden Retriever Club in June 2009.

“Zip & Joe – New Canadian WC & WCI titles!”

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

zipJoe & his wife Patti spent their vacation on Vancouver Island, BC, attending the Flat-coated Retriever Society of Canada’s national specialty, where Zip(!!!) & Joe spent a very productive two days running the Pacific Rim Hunting Retriever Club’s Working Certificate and the FCRSC’s WCI test.  They passed both tests, and Zip(!!!) also qualified for a FCRSC “Beauty & Brains” award, since he placed third in the FCRSC Specialty Bred-by class.

JAMS All Around!

“Blaze & Cheryl – New MH title and Field Trial Qualifying JAM!”

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

blazeBlaze bounced back from maternity leave in grand fashion, picking up two Master Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test and the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test, which completed her Master Hunter Title.  She also earned a Judges Award of Merit at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s Spring Field Trial.

“Gabby & Cheryl – Field Trial Qualifying JAM!”

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

gabbyGabby was getting used to being the star career girl while the other two girls finished their motherly duties and got back into shape.  So she was horrified when Blaze got herself a Field Trial Qualifying JAM.  Well if Blaze could get something that pleased Cheryl so much, Gabby was going to get one too.  And she did just that at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club’s Spring Field Trial.

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“Keltie & Cheryl – New MH title and Field Trial Qualifying JAM!”

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

keltieNow this just wouldn’t do.  Keltie was not going to be the only adult golden in the family without one of those fancy rosettes with the JAM printed on it.  So she set off to get one.  But before she did that, Keltie & Cheryl earned their last two Master Hunter legs at the Monterey Bay HRC Hunt Test & the Hills Ferry HRC Hunt Test, earning Keltie’s MH.  Then, Keltie went hunting for her JAM and found it at the San Jose Retriever Club’s Triple DQ.  Not being one to be satisfied with that task, she earned another Master Hunter pass at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test.


Master National Qualifiers:

“Zinger & Jean – four MH passes!”

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

zingerThis pair is on a roll!  Four Master Hunter passes in a row, and they show no sign of slowing down.  Zinger & Jean earned MH passes at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test, the Lassen Retriever Club Hunt Test, and at back-to-back tests held by the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club!  Congratulations Jean & Zinger!  Zinger has also qualified for the Master National.  This is her 3rd time qualifying and she has a total of  23 Master passes.

“Flyer & Jean – Three MH passes!”

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

flyerThis girl finished her Master Hunter title last year, and has three MH passes s0 far this year.  Flyer has qualified for the Master National this year.   Flyer earned a Master Hunter rosette at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test, and TWO rosettes at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club’s back-to-back tests.

Legs toward titles and other achievements:

“Henley & Ardith – Two Senior Hunter passes!”

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

henleyThey’re half-way there!  Henley has figured out the handling game, and earned two Senior Hunter legs this spring – one at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test, and the other at the Marin Retriever Club double-header.  Congratulations, Ardith.  We look forward to watching the two of you earn that Senior Hunter title in the fall tests.

“Luke & Alan – Two Senior Hunter passes!”

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

lukeAt just over two, this handsome Golden boy is half-way to his Senior Hunter Title.  Luke & Alan had some Derby fun early in the year, and then got to work on their SH, earning the first leg at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club Hunt Test, and the second at the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test.  We’re sure to see some new letters after this Luke’s name in no time.  They’ve really done well.

“Arson & Diane – Four Junior Hunter passes!”

Heads Up Radiant Energy JH – “Arson” –  Golden Retriever Male – O/H Diane Glassmeyer

arsonArson & Diane got through Junior so quickly, that they wanted to do it again.  It’s unfortunate that one can’t get bonus points for extra legs, because this pair work so beautifully together that we could just keep watching them work.  They earned their bonus passes at the Monterey Bay HRC test, the Hills Ferry HRC test, the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test & the Lassen Retriever Club test.  We’re sure to see them in Senior soon.

“Raleigh & Charlotte – Three Junior Hunter passes!”

Trumpet’s Hare’s Ear – “Raleigh” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Charlotte Gaynor

This baby dog is turning heads.  He earned his first Junior Hunter leg at the young age of nine months and one day at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club’s Hunt Test.  Two months later, he earned his second and third legs at the Marin Retriever Club’s double-header.  We are certain to see this youngster showing the big dogs how it’s done in Senior in the very near future.

Most photos on this post were taken by A. Latta, under a Creative Commons License.  Thanks, Xan!

Autumn 2008 Student Accomplishments

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

Titles Earned:

“Layla & Xan – new SH title!” 

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

laylawaterentryLayla completed her Senior Hunter title in two weeks.  She earned four passes in a row at a pair of double-headers – the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California Hunt Tests and the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Hunt Tests. Her reliable marking and consistent handling got her through some very difficult tests. Xan & Layla look forward to another epic hunting season as they prepare for Master.

“Sugar & Don – new JH title!”

Marquis Chocolate Kisses JH – “Sugar” – Liver Flatcoat Female  –  O/H Don Linville 

sugarAt the young age of ten months, Sugar passed her first JH test at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test. Sugar proved to everyone that liver flatcoat puppies can play with the big dogs by earning three more Junior legs in eight days – two legs at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test double-header and her fourth and title at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test.    She earned her title at only eleven months of age!  Congratulations to Don & Sugar.    They plan to celebrate the new title at the local pheasant club.

“Grace & Jeanne – new JH title!”

CH Topwater Cinderhill Grace JH – “Grace” –  Yellow Labrador Female – O/H Jeanne Collier 

Grace demonstrated that anything worth doing is worth doing efficiently and well.   Forced to skip the last tests of the spring because girls in season can’t compete (silly rule!), Grace finished her Junior Hunter title in style at the Sagehens double header October 4 & 5, earning her fourth and fifth passes.  Way to go, girls!  We’re looking forward to see you in Senior!

“Arson & Diane – new JH title!”

Heads Up Radiant Energy JH – “Arson” –  Golden Retriever Male – O/H Diane Glassmeyer 

arsonWow!  at the young age of eight and a half months, this handsome youngster  proved that he understands the hunt-test game and finished his Junior Hunter title.  He earned legs in the Redwood Empire Retriever Club 2008 Summer Hunt Test,  Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test (a double-header, two passes), and the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  We’re looking forward to seeing this youngster in Senior next fall.

“Gabby & Cheryl – new MH title & Master National Qualifier!”

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

gabby_2Gabby made it clear that she loves being the only gal on the truck.  Her two roommates may be awesome mothers, but Gabby benefited from the training time alone with Cheryl.  Gabby also likes running October tests.  In short order, this dynamic duo earned three Master legs and completed Gabby’s Master Hunter Title.  She also passed five of seven Master tests held since August 1, 2008.  That means that Gabby has qualified for the Master National!  They earned legs at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test, the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall, and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California.  What a team!

“Flyer & Jean – new MH title!”

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

flyer-wc2006-3Not to be shown up by Gabby, Flyer completed her Master Hunter Title in grand fashion.   These Golden Girls just love October tests!  Flyer earned three Master Hunter legs – the first at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test, followed by  great performances at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall, and the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California.   We expect to see Flyer at the Master National soon!   

 

Legs toward titles:

Topwater Hiddenspring Yuletide – “Decker” – Black Labrador Male – O/H Jeanne Collier 

Decker would like to request another fall hunt test.  This fall was over way too soon.  He just needed one more test to earn his Junior Hunter title.  In eight days, this dynamo earned three legs:  Two at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test double-header and a third at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Way to go, Jeanne & Decker!

 

Marquis Tule Fog – “Tule” – Liver Flatcoat Male – O/H Mark Rudden 

You’ve got to love those brown dogs!  In three Junior Hunter tests, Mark & Tule earned three Junior Hunter legs.  After taking a break for duck season (where we understand he is performing beautifully), this team plans to return to the hunt test game in the spring for their final Junior leg and the title of Junior Hunter.  We look forward to seeing them in February or March!

 

Ch MACH Shasta Action Item VCD1 RA OF JH WC — “Memo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Barbara Fowler

memo_mbhrc_08Although they finished their Junior Hunter title in September, Memo and Barb can’t just watch the game.  Memo wants her birds.  They competed in a Junior test at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test on October 5, where Memo picked up her fifth leg.  What an awesome team.  We’re looking forward to seeing Memo’s baby brother in Junior soon.

 

Brookestone’s Blackbeard WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

joeyJoe picked up a Junior Hunter leg in October for a total of three, at the Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test on October 5, and his Conformation Championship at the Del Valle Kennel Club Show in October.  Pam states that she was ” so disappointed they missed that last leg at the NorCal day, a total handler error, and an expensive lesson!  That would have been so cool to title both CH and JH the same month!”  We’re sure that Joey didn’t mind.  It’s a great excuse to keep working in the field with his favorite person.  We’re sure to see Joe with titles on both ends of his name this spring.

Ch Bertschires’s Black Rhian — “Sophie” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Harvey Riggs

Sophie and Harvey picked up their third Junior leg at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Harvey had a grin that stretched from ear to ear.  He’s had to take some time off from training this winter, and we bet that he and Sophie are more than anxious to get back in the fields. They’ve got one more Junior leg to go, and we can’t wait to see Harvey and his talented girl back training soon.   

 

Rockyhill’s Funny Cide – “Punch” – Black Flatcoat Male – O/H Shari Hughes

punchShari & Punch took some time off their upland pheasant training to try out the hunt test game, and they were quite successful, earning their first Junior Hunter leg at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Punch will spend the next few months chasing roosters, and we hope to see him back in the hunt test game after pheasant season ends.

 

CH. Windfall’s McKenzie – “McKenzie” – Black Flatcoat Female – O/H Gina Spadafori 

mckWhen we first started working together, McKenzie loved her bumpers.  Now she has decided that birds are much cooler.  In fact, she LOVES  ducks!  Gina & McKenzie are nearly there!  With limited time in the training field, this team earned three of four Junior Hunter legs in October and November.  McKenzie has come a very long way since her introduction to birds in the water, and we expect her fourth leg to come easily.  

 

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

gustavDavid & Gustav are half-way to their Senior Hunter title!  These two are such a joy to watch.  This young duo made it look easy, earning their first leg at the  Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test on October 4, and a second leg at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall on October 11.  David also picked up some great things to work on.  We expect this pair to finish their Senior title in short order in the spring.  

 

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

stormCongratulations to Storm & Cathy on their first Junior Hunter leg!  What a nice start for this team, and we expect them to have a promising hunt test career.   Storm has learned how to handle birds that stand up and leave the area, and is prepared to deal with difficult terrain and weather challenges.  We look forward to watching them in their next JH test.

 

Otterbrook’s Ezekiel – “Zeke” – Golden Retriever Male – O/H Jennifer Dill

This team is also new to the hunt test game, and they’ve been training diligently.  Their hard work paid off with two passes at the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Hunt Test Double header!  This was not an easy venue, quite different than the places where they usually train, but they aced both tests, and are now half-way to their Junior Hunter title.  We look forward to bragging about their upcoming success and new JH title soon.

 

Flyway Farms Tears from Laughter – “Delilah” – Black Flatcoat Female – O/H Xan Latta

delilahWhat can we say about this puppy, except that she’s a carbon copy of her mother Layla, with oodles of energy and drive.  She proved that her young age wasn’t an issue, and successfully completed her first Junior Hunter leg at the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Hunt Test.  A grand achievement for an eight-month old flatcoat puppy.  She’s currently pushing up birds at the local pheasant club, and training for the spring tests. 

 

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

zingerZinger and Jean had a productive 2008 fall hunt test season, earning two passes in very difficult tests.  Their first MH pass was earned at the  Sagehens Retriever Club 2008 Fall Hunt Test, followed the next week by a second pass at the Norcal Golden Retriever Club Fall Hunt Test.  Zinger has passed nineteen Master Hunter tests.  Two of those legs count toward qualifying for the 2009 Master National.  Good luck, girls.  We hope to see you there!

Summer 2008 student accomplishments


Titles Earned:

“Suzanne & Ruby new WC title!”

Princess Zen Ruby Roja UDX JH WC— “Ruby” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Suzanne Mikolajcik

Just two weeks after completing her Junior Hunter title, Ruby earned her Working Certificate at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club’s WC/WCX trial in Suisun City, California.  Ruby and Suzanne began hunt training with Cheryl just one year ago, in June of 2007 after earning Ruby’s UDX in Obedience. What an awesome team!  Cheryl and Suzanne are going to work toward completing Ruby’s WCX before she officially retires.

“Charlotte & Rainbow new WC title!”

Trumpet’s Ultimate Caddis WC CGC – “Rainbow” – Golden Female – O/H: Charlotte Gaynor

Born March 13, 2007, Rainbow earned her WC at the NorCal GRC WC/WCX test held at Denverton on June 7, 2008. Bred, owned and handled by Charlotte, Rainbow owes her early successes to Cheryl’s training and coaching Charlotte, and to her mother, Ritzi who whelped 9 pups the day before!

“Ardith & Henley new WCX!”

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

Henley qualified for his WCX at the NorCal GRC WC/WCX on June 7, 2008.  He qualified for his JH in four out of four tries and his WC on the first try.  Although he took two tries to get his WCX, he did so in grand style, proving that Magicgold “men” have the right stuff too.  He is a pleasure to train and a wonderful companion.  Ardith & Henley are both looking forward to moving on to Senior.

“Alan & Luke new JH title!”

Chi Luke of Copperidge JH — “Luke” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Alan Kabert

Congratulations to this wonderful team!  In September, Luke earned his Junior Hunter title at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s 2008 Fall Hunt test at Denverton.  Luke is a young work, and his and Alan’s hard work and dedication have really paid off.  Luke didn’t put a paw wrong.    Now on to Senior and Field trials!

 

“Barbara & Memo new JH title!”

Ch MACH Shasta Action Item VCD1 RA OF JH WC — “Memo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Barbara Fowler

This talented team have another title to add to Memo’s impressive collection.  She picked up her final Junior Hunter leg at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club’s fall hunt test at CRTA Denverton.  Memo must be close to earning a spot in the FCRSA’s Hall of Fame!  What can’t this team do?

 

“Tracey & Cal new JH title!”

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

Tracey & Cal must LOVE Oregon.  In April 2008, they had great success there, earning two JH legs.  They travelled to Glide, Oregon again in June, where they competed in the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club double header hunt test.  Cal showed his stuff again, finishing his JH title on Saturday, and an insurance leg on Sunday!  What a nice weekend!  What a wonderful team.

 

Legs toward titles:

 

Brookestone’s Blackbeard WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Pam and Joe travelled to Glide, Oregon in June to compete in the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club hunt test. On Saturday,  Joe picked up his second Junior Hunter leg — they’re half-way there!  Pam & Joey (& Ollie) have worked very hard this year, and it’s a pleasure to see the progress that these two have made.  We’re sure that they will pick up their last two JH legs in short order.  

 

Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** SH WCX — “Shuttle” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Diane Glassmeyer

This team is still turning heads.   Shuttle picked up her first Master Hunter leg shortly after she turned two. Diane & Shuttle’s fall hunt test season is off to a good start – they picked up Shuttle’s second MH leg at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club hunt test.

 

 

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

Zip(!!!) and Joe earned their second Senior Hunter leg, demonstrating that this team knows how to play the game.  Zip(!!!)’s marking continues to earn praise, and their blind work is coming along nicely.  Joe also learned what they need to focus on before their next test.  The water series was quite a learning experience – first a no-bird when the honoring dog broke, then a duck and pick-up dogs running around trucks and holding blinds, including the one that Joe & and Zip(!!!) were occupying.  

 

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

Keltie was one of 14 dogs to pass the Master test held by Redwood Empire Retriever Club. This was her 2nd Master Pass. Here’s Cheryl’s description of the test:  “After completing the challenging first land water series triple with a land blind she went on to the 2nd series. The 3 in line triple on land was extremely difficult as the long bird went down last. The wind was blowing scent from the first two marks thrown into the dogs noses. Three dogs ran ahead of Keltie. All Master National Qualifiers, and one QAA dog. Each bent in to the middle bird and picked it up despite taking nice initial lines to the long Go bird. This forced the handlers to decide how to take the other  two marks. Having used up the initial line to the Go Bird added in a lot of confusion and basically each dog that did this was handled on two of the three marks. Keltie charged out to the Go Bird and just as she was closing in I saw her turn her head toward the middle bird. Instinctively I blew the whistle and cast her back. She was very good and took my cast picking up the long Go Bird in one whistle was the best any of the dogs had done. She proceeded to take the short bird next and then the middle without handles. A round of Applause bellowed as we finished the series. I asked the Judges if that was good enough. They both said that was the Best Job so far. However, poor Keltie never got that counted toward her final score as they scratched the test after we were done.. Altho’ Keltie continued to awe the Gallery and Judges throughout the test (and me too) I would have to say that the second series that never was, was a truly a Magic moment to have spent with my dog.   She then followed up by picking up her 3rd Master leg in the Prado test which held our first ever Delayed Quad on the water. Never missing a beat, Ms. Keltie shared First Place with four other terrific dogs recently at the NorCal GRC Single series. Including her good friend Zip! The day after she promptly came in to heat. Which disappointingly enough has forced us to scratch from the next 3 tests we entered…”

 

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

Gabby earned her first two Master Hunter legs at the Double Header held at Prado a few weeks ago. Cheryl’s comments – “She was a Pistol. Never missing a mark and her blinds were some of the best she has done. Including the one between the tree branches in the water. Gabby ran her first Qual at Denverton Road a few weeks ago and made it to the 3rd Series. I was especially proud of her marking on the first series as she was one of only nine dogs who did not have to handle on the 3 in line triple. Altho’ her water blind was probably the stinkiest I have ever seen her do!”     

 

March, April & May 2008 accomplishments

Titles Earned:

“Joe & Pam new WC title!”

Brookestone’s Blackbeard WC — “Joe” — Black Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Pam and her boys were busy at the Flat-coated Retriever Society of America (FCRSA) National specialty! Joe, Oliver and Pam traveled to St. Louis Ponds, Gervais, Oregon, where Joe & Pam earned their Working Certificate. They also earned a Junior Hunter Leg and 2nd Place in the FCRSA Unsteady Singles-A competition. And to prove that he’s more than just a working dog, Joe then won a 2nd Place rosette in Open Dog at the FCRSA National Specialty conformation show. Way to go, you handsome boy!

“Oliver & Pam new WC title!”

Ch Wind Dancer’s Dare To Dream WC — “Oliver” — Liver Flatcoat Male — O/H Pam Morris

Talk about being on a roll! Oli & Pam earned his Working Certificate, along with a JH Leg and 3rd Place in the Unsteady Singles-A competition! It has been so much funto watch Oliver develop into an enthusiastic working dog that understands the game. He truly loves working for Pam. This team has come a long way, and we’re sure that Oliver will soon add a JH to his name.

“Gustav & David new JH title, new WC title!!”

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

Gustav and David had a spectacular time at the FCRSA specialty at St. Louis Ponds, Gervais, Oregon. Gustav earned his Working Certificate, the fourth leg for his Junior Hunter title (four for four!) and a Judges’ Award of Merit (JAM) in the Steady Singles competition (he and his brother were two of the youngest dogs in the competition, and they both JAM’d.) Gustav’s flying water entries were the talk of the specialty field events. We’re looking forward to watching Gustav running Senior in the fall, and perhaps setting a new personal best in some local Dock Diving events.

“Zip(!!!) & Joe new WCX title!”

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

Zip(!!!) continues to demonstrate how much he loves the game. At the FCRSA National Specialty at St. Louis Ponds, Gervais, Oregon, this team earned a Working Certificate Excellent and JAM’d in the Steady Singles competition. After the Steady Singles event, a judge from one stake commented: “I’d take that liver dog home in a heartbeat. I’ve got an extra crate in my car…” A judge from another stake stood up and said: “Oh, no you don’t! I saw him first!” The next weekend, Zip(!!!) & Joe earned their first Senior Hunter Leg at the Rogue Valley Retriever Club 2008 Spring hunt test.

“Shadow and Jeanne new SH title!”

Topwater Under His Wings SH — “Shadow” — Black Lab Female — O/H Jeanne Collier

“Shadow” is Jeanne’s third generation Senior Hunter. She earned her SH title at the Sierra Nevada Retriever Club hunt test in Fallon, NV. Shadow is just two years of age, and all of Jeanne’s work, prayer and worry paid off beautifully! Shadow has made Mama Gwen and Grandma Cinder proud. Jeanne’s next goal for Shadow is a CGC.

“Ruby & Suzanne new JH title!”

Princess Zen Ruby Roja UDX JH — “Ruby” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Suzanne Mikolajcik

Ruby Roja, UDX earned her Junior Hunter title on May 25 at Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Ruby has an AKC ILP and is seven and a half years old. She began hunt training with Cheryl less than one year ago, in June of 2007 after earning her UDX in Obedience. Suzanne says that she thanks God for bringing a dog like Ruby into her life and that thanks to Cheryl, Ruby can spend the rest of her working career running, swimming, retrieving and enjoying herself in nature. Suzanne & Ruby are training for Ruby’s WCX.

“Memo & Barbara new WC title!”

Ch MACH Shasta Action Item VCD1 RA OF WC — “Memo” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Barbara Fowler

Memo and Barb had a great time at the FCRSA specialty in Gervais & Albany Oregon. In the field events, Memo earned her Working Certificate, her second Junior Hunter leg, and a Judges’ Award of Merit (JAM) in the Unsteady Singles-B competition. She also earned a third JH leg at the Marin Retriever Club 2008 Hunt Test.

News Flash! Wonderful Achievement!

“Zinger & Jean qualify for the Master National!”

Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD MH WCX — “Zinger” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Jean Mott

Wow! Zinger & Jean’s hard work have paid off again! They have qualified for the Master National. Zinger & Jean picked up Master legs at the Hills Ferry HRC test in March and the Lassen Retriever Club test in April. Way to go team! You are an inspiration to us all!

Legs toward titles:

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

Not to be shown up by Zinger’s performance, Flyer and Jean earned their first two Master Hunter legs this spring. Flyer lived up to her name, and flew through Senior, and we expect that soar to her Master title as well. We expect to see her name up on the Master National Qualifier list in no time.

Ch Bertschires’s Black Rhian — “Sophie” — Black Flatcoat Female — O/H Harvey Riggs

Sophie & Harvey earned a second leg toward Sophie’s Junior Hunter title at the FCRSA National Specialty in Gervais, Oregon. Sophie is working beautifully for Harvey, and she’s certain to earn her JH field title in the fall hunt test season.

Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle ** SH WCX — “Shuttle” — Golden Retriever Female — O/H Diane Glassmeyer

At just over two years of age, Shuttle earned her first Master Hunter rosette at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test in Suisun City. Congratulations to them both! Shuttle is a rocket-ship, and she and Diane are certainly fun to watch! We’re sure to see this team on the list of Master National Qualifiers soon.

Rivercity’s High Caliber AX MXJ — “Cal” — Golden Retriever Male — O/H Tracey Mays

Cal and Tracey took a road trip up to Oregon this spring and earned their first two Junior Hunter legs
at the Rogue Valley Retriever Club doubleheader. They followed it up with a third pass at the Marin Retriever Club hunt test. Cal will soon be sporting a hunt test title along with all of his agility accomplishments.

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

Luke and Alan earned their second and third Junior Hunter Legs this spring. Leg number two was earned in Los Banos at the Hills Ferry Hunting Retriever Club hunt test, and one month later they picked up their third rosette. Luke turned one year old five days before earning that third leg at the Marin Retriever Club test. Luke is becoming a very stylish worker, and this team is really fun to watch. Way to go, guys One more to go!

Nov,Dec 2007, Jan, Feb 2008

Legs Toward Titles :


  • Ardenwood Gustav As A Wayfarer – “Gustav”- Black Flat Coat Male – O/H: David Kunkle

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Gustav” and David took a trip to Southern California November 11th, 2007. Entered in their very first Hunt Test. The GRCGLA Hunt Test proved to be a challenging test for the Junior dogs and Handlers. However, Gustav and David took it all in stride and came home with their first leg toward their JH title having shown they can play team. Handling their way to Victory on the tough water mark that had put several young dogs out they came home with their well earned ribbon!! David and Gustav earned their 2nd JH leg at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test held on February 16th. Two tests, Two legs. Way to Go!


  • CH. MACH Shasta Action Item CD,TD,RA, OF – “Memo” – Black Flat Coat Female – O/H: Barbara Fowler

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“Memo” and Barbara earned their first JH leg in fine style at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test 2/16/2007. Memo was a very good girl. Both Barbara and Memo have come a long way and I am glad they are enjoying their journey into field together.

  • CH. Bertshire Black Rhian – “Sophie” – Black Flat Coat Female – O/H: Harvey Riggs

“Sophie” and Harvey have been working hard in training and it is all coming together now. How exciting for them both to come home with their First Junior Hunter Ribbon and know they are now on their way to a JH Title. Earned at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test 2/16/2007. Congratulations to you Both!!!

  • CH. Topwater Cinderhill Grace – “Grace” Yellow Labrador Female- O/H: Jeanne Collier

gracie.jpgGrace and Jeanne have been picking up JH ribbons from Arizona and California in the last month. Totalling now to 3 JH Ribbons out the 3 tests run. Way to Go!! You girls are on a roll! Grace has conveniently come in to heat just before the next Hunt Test…

You know how these girls can be!!

  • Trumpet’s Ultimate Caddis CGC – “Rainbow” – Golden Female – O/H: Charlotte Gaynor

0028-01-241_500x400.jpg“Rainbow” and Charlotte had a great day at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test and enjoyed their spoils of a Qualifying ribbon and their first JH leg together. We have only just begun! “Rainbow” is showing her stuff at tests and it is a pleasure to see all their hard work in training paying off!! Congratulations.

  • Chi Luke of Copperidge – “Luke” – Golden Retriever Male -O/H: Alan Kabert

    luke11month.jpg“Luke” qualified for his first JH leg first time out at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test.

    He is a very stylish young dog and both he and Alan have worked hard in training to accomplish their goals.

    Huge Congrats to both of you!

  • RedRock’s Venture With Me CDX, RE, NA – “Venture” Novia Scotia Tolling Retriever – O/H: Linda Tarby

vent-and-duckn.jpg“Venture” and Linda passed their first JH test their first time out!! This is outstanding. They have both been working hard toward this and it is a pleasure to see all of their work being rewarded. “Venture” has truly taught me a lot about his breed. Proving unconventional techniques have a place in the field work with many of our retriever breeds. Thank You both for working with me. I am very happy for you!!!

  • Topwater Under His wings JH – “Shad” – Black labrador Female – O/H: Jeanne Collier

shadow.jpg“Shad” earned her first Senior Hunter leg in Arizona several weeks agao at the Copper State Hunt Test. She has not even turned two and is already moving forward in to Senior. Congratulations to you both!

Titles

  • Topwater Hidden Covenant SH – “Covy” – Yellow Labrador Female – O/H: Jeanne Collier

coveywalkup.jpggrace.jpg“Covy” earned 2 SH legs to complete her SH title at the Copper State Hunt Test In Arizona. It was a very happy moment for Jeanne finishing “Covy’s” title. As now “Covy” has turned the page in her life and become a lifelong Hunting Companion to one of Jeanne’s close friends. What more could a girl ask for! A lifetime of hunting!!

Aug/Sept/Oct, 2007

Titles

  • Spiritlodge Sporting Chance JH, WC – “Sport” – O/H: Christine Hsu – Golden Female

“Sport” went to the National Specialty and qualified for her WC title amongst other things. She also placed First in Novice Bitch in Conformation. Along with qualifying as a Triathalon Golden based on the GRCA’s requirements. WOW!!! Way to GO Sporty!!!! Congrats to You!

  • Trumpet’s Elk Hair Caddis JH – “Radcliffe” – CoOwner/H: Charlotte Gaynor – Golden Retriever Male

“Radcliffe” completed his Junior Hunter title at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club Test held 9/28/2007. For those of us who know “Radcliffe” there isn’t a sweeter person in hairy clothing to come by. He also enjoys his birds very much. Which has helped him through his tests despite very limited amount of training. Bred by Charlotte and co-owned “Radcliffe” has a very nice family who borrowed him to Charlotte to train whenever possible,to reach this goal of JH. Radcliffe intends to enjoy lots of R & R now with his family. Congratulations to you Both!!

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

“Firetruck” roared out like his name implies and picked up his JH Title like a “Man On A Mission”. Travelling from the Sierra Nevadas, to Oroville and Southern California along the way. Titling in Southern Cal at the Inland Valley Retriever Club test 9/22/2007. With limited training while studying for the Bar Exam they still managed to squeeze in time to pick up those four orange ribbons. Xan has much to be happy about. “Firetruck” is proving to be all that she has hoped for. Their next goal is Senior Hunter and already working on handling basics and multiples is going very nicely. Congratulations!!!!

  • Ch. Rockyhill’s Western Wishes JH – “Leila”- O/H: Xan Latta – Black Flat Coat Female

“Leila” the speed demon, raced through her JH Title with style and attitude to die for. Finishing at the Inland Valley Retriever Club HT on 9/22/2007. This little black flat coat bitch has surpassed all expectations in her ability to mark and learn new things. Always in tune with working with Xan. They are planning to go on into Senior Hunter. “Leila” shows great promise, already doing multiples, and basic handling nicely, she is a very fun girl to work with. Good Job!!!

  • Int. CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream, CDX,TDX,RE,JH,WC,VCX – “Finn” – O/h: Suzanne Bria – Golden Retriever Male

“Finn” completed his JH Title at the NorCal Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test 9/8/2007. How very fitting he finished his title at our Club’s Annual Hunt Test! In addition, “Finn” also passed his WC at the National Specialty (he is now a double qualifier of the WC Title!). “Finn” came to me some time ago. He showed he was able to mark very well, (although we had two types of marking “Finn” showed me he enjoyed, one of which, we made every effort to train him away froM!!!), and he loved the water. “Finn” has a high trainability factor that helps him to do anything he is asked to do once he understands what it is you want. He has been a very fun dog to work with because of this. Suzanne on the other hand (as do many of us) had some issues with trainability that I had to overcome. However, safe to say, Suzanne has come a long way in a short amount of time in field with “Finn”. Her handling skills have improved 100%. I do hope they will choose to go on. Congratulations to you both!!!

  • Ch. Starworker’s Dealer’s Choice JH – “Casino”- O: Keli and David Martin H:David Martin – Black Flat Coat Male

“Casino” qualified for his fourth Junior Hunter leg at the Sac Valley Hunt Test on September 28th. I know both Keli and David are very happy “Casino” finished his JH. Congratualtions To You Both!!!

  • Windfall’s Not From Texas JH – “Julia” -O: Keli Martin and Mary Young H:Keli Martin- Black Flat Coat Female

“Julia” finished her Junior Hunter title at the Sac Valley HT on 9/28/2007. She picked up her 3rd leg at the NorCal Retriever Club Hunt Test on 9/8/2007. This young dog is booming them out! Congratulations to you!

  • Blue Ribbon Adventure Shuttle SH,WCX ** “Shuttle” – O/H: Diane Glassmeyer – Golden Retriever Female

Not even two years old and “Shuttle” has earned her Senior Hunter title! Finishing her title at the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club HT on 9/29/2007. Having just returned from the National Specialty where she earned her WC and WCX titles she left no stone unturned in completing her SH very nicely. Hunting Season starts on Oct. 20th and Diane and “Shuttle” have big plans to go Hunting! I am sure they will be both have a wonderful time! Congratulations to you Both! You are certainly an amazing pair!!!! hope to see you in Master in Spring!

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

“Keltie” completed her Senior Hunter title at the NorCal GRC HT. She did a nice job and I was very proud of her. I put “Keltie” in her first Master Hunter test at Sac Valley Retriever Club test on 9/28/2007 and she got her first Master Hunter leg. She was a very good girl! We will continue to train toward Master and Qualifying field Trials…

  • Sunbeam’s Leap Of Faith SH,WCX – “Flyer” O/H: Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

“Flyer” Completed her Senior Hunter Title at the Sagehen’s Hunt Test held on 10/6/2007. “Flyer” did some very nice work on her 5th leg for Senior. Slamming her marks and handling beautifully through her blinds. “Flyer” has been on the rampage picking up her 3rd SH leg at NorCal HT and her 4th leg at Sac Valley HT in September.Congratulations to you both. See you in Master soon!!!

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

“Gabby” galloped through her last three legs of Senior without too much trouble. She did have her moments tho!!! Where I had to just realize this is “Gabby” and that’s the way it is! Earning her title at the Sagehens HT. Picking up the 2nd and 3rd legs at the Nor Cal Ht and Sac Valley. Now on to Master and Quals!!

Legs Towards Titles etc…

  • Shyan’s Sunsuite Gaelic Dance UD,SH,AX,AXJ,WCX – “Musette” – O/H: Debbie Tandoc – Golden Retriever Female

“Musette” earned her first Master Hunter leg at the NorCal GRC Hunt Test 9/8/2007. It was a challenging test and “Musette” and Debbie played good team work throughout. Hearty Congratulations to you Both!!! “Musette” is currently working in obedience but will be coming back to finish her Master in due time.

  • Topwater Hidden Covenant JH – “Covy” – O/H: Jeanne Collier – Yellow Labrador

“Covey” picked up her first Senior Hunter leg at the Sagehen’s Retriever Club Test 10/6/2007. She and Jeanne did a beautiful job on the marks and blinds alike. Yippee!!!! Good Job!

  • Coarsegold’s Flaming Red Zinger CD,MH,WCX – “Zinger” – O/H: Jean Mott – Golden Retriever Female

“Zinger” was happy to be out running Master tests after sending her children off to thier new homes. Proving she still has what it takes she has passed both Master tests she has been entered in. NorCal and Sac Valley were very succesfull for her and Jean. Welcome Back Zinger!!!