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Temperament Test, Canine Good Citizen Test, Show & Go
Three Events Offered by WKC in One Day!
The club offered three events on April 6th: the German Shepherd Club of America (GSDA) temperament test, the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test at the Rock Island PUD facility, and a Show & Go at the club. 20 dogs entered in the temperament test with 15 receiving passing scores:
Jax Blitz (German Shepherd), owned by Carol Ann Beall; Skylark Tsillan Peace Keeper (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) owned by Vicky Anderson and Linda Smith; Ella (German Shepherd) owned by Denise Holland; GCH Classy Staffys An Outlaw Gang RN, NAP, CGC (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) owned by Lynn Heimbach and Shannon Edinger; I-Bronte Von Iguard International (German Shepherd) owned by David Comrie; Chipsy vom Calculatorhof (German Shepherd) owned by Juli Wilson; Cayenne (German Shepherd) owned by Cara Putnam; Columbia Traugh’s Little Bear “Kona” (English Mastiff) owned by Christy L. Binge; Mack (Mixed Breed) owned by Sunny Hemphill; Pride of Russia Maybach (Doberman) owned by Roberto Buenrostro; DaMoose’s Big Easy “Indy” Rose Marie (English Mastiff) owned by Christy L. Binge; Supreme’s Moonless Rendezvous (Aussie) owned by Hannah Virnig and Diane Munson; Ginger Girl Flatten (Aussie) owned by Jan Flatten; and Electra Blue Skies Hollywood Style (Std. Poodle) owned by Linda Liles, and Set Point Once Upon A Dream (English Setter) owned by Louise & Norman Day.
All the dogs that passed received a Temperament Certificate from the German Shepherd Dog Club of Washington State, and will also receive a Temperament Certification from the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.
A big thank you to all who helped with this event, especially; to Dalene McIntire, our Evaluator, Kenny Southern, Secretary, Margene Barr, Co-Chairman, Louise Day, Hospitality, Mary Conley, photography, Willard Fields for securing this location and transporting all the equipment out to the test site, and to Chelan County PUD for permitting us to use the location. We also had several of our Club members there to assist with this event and many of our visitors jumped right in wherever we needed them. It was a wonderful, successful event.
At the same location Pat Putman, WKC’s very own AKC CGC evaluator, tested dogs for the Canine Good Citizen test. Nine dogs passed, and one needed additional training. Two tests were contained in the CGC ten test format: the “stay in place” and the “come when called.” Pat reports that she was so pleased that she got excellent responses on these two very important tests! The following dogs passed:
Ginger, CGC owned by Jan Flatten; Jax, CGC, owned by Carol Beall; Kona, CGC and RoseMarie, CGC owned by Christn Pinge; Electra, CGC, owned by Linda Lines; X, CGC, owned by David Comrie; Ella, CGC owned by Denise Holland; Mack, CGC, owned by Sunny Hemphill; Molly, CGC, owned by Judy Lindahl.
A special thank you (!) to Judy Lindahl and Molly, who helped so much! And also to Nerissa and Olivia Buenrosto who played as the “crowd.”
Also taking place at the same time, but at the club, was a Show & Go offered by Margie Clark. Jeff Koski took pictures.
One of the joys of the PawPrint is reading about everyone else’s success in their events. I love the enthusiasm in the brags submitted to me this month. And I’d like to add one of my own; for the first time ever, I get to report a title. Ginger passed her CGC (and her temperament test) on April 6th. Under the new AKC rules, I’ve applied for her CGC title. I’m really proud of her. It’s amazing how you can take a rescue dog who was scared of everything, and turn her into a good citizen (even if it took 3 years to get her to the point I felt comfortable testing her!). Thanks to Pat Putman for offering the CGC test!
Here are a couple cute videos to watch:
Your The PawPrint Editor: Jan Flatten
Membership Meetings: Last Monday every month. Karen Hall has some GREAT programs lined up.
From Gail Roberts: WooHOO! Bellaboo got a pretty first place blue ribbon (and a qualifier green one) at the Moses Lake agililty trial for her perfect standard run! That is her first agility ribbon! She got a special dinner that night. We had a fun day, and her placement/qualifier almost made it worth it to get up at 4 AM and leave home at 0530. Man…that was hard!
Jeff and Nell share that they had pretty good days at the Ephrata Moses Lake Agility Trial. On Saturday they earned 2 Q’s out of 3 runs. They NQ’d in Open Standard, but earned 2nd Place in Novice FAST, and 1st Place in Novice JWW for a New Title. They got 1 Q on Sunday, and it was the one they wanted: 4th place in Novice FAST, which earned Nell a New Title. They are now completely out of Novice, which Jeff points out means everything gets harder, but “open, here we come.” Jeff reports that Nell had a great time and that she actually let a lot of strange people pet her, so she’s really coming along. She even went right up to a woman she’d never met before and let her pet her. But strange guys are a different story…
Becky Smith reports that Hermione earned a Q in open standard (4th place), a Q in open JWW (3rd place), and a Q in open fast (3rd place) earning a new title in open fast at the Ephrata-Moses Lake agility show, March 23-24.
Callie and Judy Johnson received the following Qs in Agility: 3/15 - 3/17 at the Pacific NW Portuguese Water Dog Club in Monroe 3 Qs in Time To Beat (T2B) and 1 Q in Masters JWW. 3/22 - 3/24 Ephrata-Moses Lake Agility trial: 3 Qs in Masters JWW and 1 Q in FAST.
Lynda Pheasant reports that Pheasant's Awesome Annie had a marvelous weekend at EMLKC agility trials, March 22-24, earning 6 Qs in 8 runs - 2 each in Master Standard agility, Master Jumpers, and Master FAST. Annie also completed new title MXB - Master Agility Bronze.
Ernie and Vicki Hobbs share that Mojo had a mazing weekend at the Ephrata Moses Lake Agility Trial. Mojo earned 5 Qs, three of which were in Novice Standard Preferred, so he earned a new Novice Standard Preferred title. He also earned one Q in Novice JWW Preferred, and one Q in Novice Fast Preferred. They were thrilled that two of his scores were 100s, and one was 95, so they are extremely happy with his work. And Mojo just turned 12 on March 10th!
Betsy Metcalf shares that Sundew earned Qs all three days in Excellent Standard Masters at Moses Lake. Sundew also earned a 2nd in RRidgeback Lure Coursing at Roy, Evergreen Basinji Club. Zanadew also got her CGC at the club and her tracking certification, so now can enter a tracking trial.
Maggy Susman reports that Somersun Sophie of Blewett, CD, GN, RA earned her Tracking title in Bow Washington on March 3.
Jan Flatten shares that Ginger earned both her CGC certification and passed her temperament test on April 6th at Rock Island.
Pat Putman reports that she and Ed’s Puggie man, Romeo, won 2 points at EML, went Best of Breed over two Specials AND placed Third in the Toy Group!! Hip hip hooray!
Betsy Metcalf also reports that she just got the AKC Master Agility Bronze title in the mail today for Sundew; it is for 25 Qs in Excellent standard B or now masters--for those who will never MACH, but still love to compete. Betsy thought they still needed a couple--but figures AKC must know. So now Sundew is DC ARR Sundew Rising VCD1, RE, SC, MXB, MXJ, OF, also MBIF ASFA FCH, HIC, and the best bed warmer and cuddler ever (painting by Leisa Temple).
Lynda Pheasant shares that Jett, shown by Hannah Virnig at Moses Lake Dog show, took WB/BOW/BOB. Lynda was especially pleased that their series of Rally classes paid off with Jett’s very first title. She states that it was really fun watching Hannah and Jett in conformation, adding that they made a strong presentation team.
Photos and videos are a welcome part of the clubs website. Here are some of the ways in which you can get us your photos/videos.
Skydrive (7GB Free Space): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/download
Google Drive (5GB Free Space): http://www.google.com/drive/
Adobe Creative Cloud (2GB Limited Free Space): http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.edu.html
Jeff can add video to the web site. Send him an email at email@example.com if you would like to add a video. Or if it's on YouTube, sent me the YouTube link and I'll put the video up on the site.
I will have my agility field open for practice and/or play, 5/11/13 at 9:00am. I will plan on practice this Saturday, snow or no snow. If possible, please let me know if you think you might be able to make it, if you plan to come. I don't want to set up a course if no one shows. Plus, I don't want to waste firewood........ If you want to contact me, please phone or text me at 771-1892, please do not email me, as I only am able to access the Internet at my neighbors house once or twice a week. Hope I see you, playing in the snow can be fun! The dogs don't care! Cindy T and the determined dobermans
We will be joining in with the Ephrata/Moses Lake members. Hope some of you can come. If any one has anything specific they want to do, they can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can try to set something up. My address is 5703 Mae Valley Rd. NE. If anyone needs directions let me know and I can post them again. A small fee ($5.00 for EMLKC Members/$7.50 for non-EMLKC Members) is appreciated to help with the maintenance of the field and agility equipment.
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