This year’s hunt tests were the best attended ever. We had over 120 entries in the 4 tests. The weather was beautiful for us; a little warm for the dogs on the second day but they all ran like the true hunters they are. The John Hughes ranch was an ideal spot to hold our tests. The owners were such a joy to work with. This is the first time I have ever had the owner and family come out and watch the entire tests both days. They even made improvements to the land for us and also promised to do more for next year.
This year we had entries from Canada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. We had lots of conformation and field types competing also. I am proud to say that the professional trainers encourage their clients to attend our tests to watch their dogs run. They tell me that our tests are 5-star and there are no tests elsewhere that can match them. We treat the dogs and the people well and it is fun for everyone.
Hospitality was great again this year. This is a hard working group; they start at 4:00 AM and work until late at night. Without them these tests would not have been so well received. I will not name workers or the donations we received this year as Carol has done that in a separate article.
Thanks to all my marshals and runners this year; you are the greatest. We had many changes because fields were run at the same time, but you did it with ease. A special thank-you to Willard Fields and Chuck St. John for the work they did setting up and taking down. It is not easy because we essentially have to build a small city out on the ranch. Thanks also to all who came to load and unload at the center.
We again had an AKC representative come to observe; he even walked the course with some of the exhibitors. He also interviewed others about how they felt about our tests. Of course he did not share his review but remarked to me that he loves coming to these tests and just had to come see our high quality event.
We had a 3 of the pointing dog 101 dogs come and run, and each of them qualified on at least one run. Congratulations to everyone!
It’s always a pleasure to join many of our club members at Kid’s Day in the Park. This year we had many members participate, with 4-6 dogs on site throughout the day and a wide variety of breeds and sizes. It’s always a treat seeing how the kids react to the dogs and the dogs react to the kids. The highlight for me was when a baby, just barely walking bent down and hugged one of Pat Vetter and Marshall Brown’s Irish Wolfhounds. I couldn’t get my camera out fast enough or I’d have a picture to share with you!
Don’t miss out on our Agility FUNday this next weekend on Saturday at Walla Walla Park! Registration forms are on the instructor’s table at the club. The cost is $5 per dog for the day.
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From Gail Robert’s, March 29: We did it! Lena earned Leg #3 in Open A Obedience, and with it earned her CDX title (Companion Dog Excellent) at the Washington State Obedience Training Club obedience and rally trial in Monroe, WA. The trial was very well organized. Such a treat when obedience is treated like royalty! We had a new, heated building (not the old horse arena where obedience is usually held concurrent with the dog shows), and each handler received a nice tote bag with treats and toys for the dog, and Easter candy and other treats for the handlers. Yum. I'd been hungry for a chocolate bunny. Lena's score was 185. She was just out of the "ribbons", but did get her green qualifier ribbon and a pretty rainbow "new title" ribbon! So happy! We have worked very hard for this.
Vicky Anderson shares that Hotshot took three BOB, a BOS, and Two Group 4s at the Lewiston, ID shows 4/20/15. Locket also took a BOB and two BOS and was only shown three days.
Debbie Tedrow’s boy, Am Can Ch Monarch's Delyteful Prince Cristo, finished his American Grand CH going BOB a the Lewiston, ID shows. His daughter, Delyteful Vision Of Grace, finished her American Championship from the Bred By Class with a BOS. Then one of Debbie’s puppies, Delyteful Will To Win "Willie" got WD/BOW for his first major. It was his very first time in the ring. To top that off, the next weekend another of her boys, Can Gr Ch Nightfire's U Are My Winner (Flint), being shown in California, finished his American Championship.
Membership Meetings are the last Monday of the month at 7:00PM, with the exception of December and January.
- TBA: Conformation Seminar
- TBA: Retrieving Dog Seminar
- May 23: Agility Fun Day, Walla Walla Park
- October 9-11: WKC Agility Trial, Confluence Park
- October 17-18: WKC Dog Show, Rally and Obedience Trials, Chelan County Fairgrounds
Membership Meetings: Last Monday every month. Karen Hall has some GREAT programs lined up.
Got a good idea for a program (vets, activities, interesting things)? Call Karen Hall and let her know!
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I will have my agility field open for practice and/or play, 5/2/15 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 (email@example.com) 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 of $5.00/dog is appreciated to help with the maintenance of the field and agility equipment.
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