Member Accomplishments

NORCAL members -- please add your accomplishment here

A hearty congratulations to the following members who have the following accomplishments to share:

In 2007...

SportMember: Spiritlodge Sporting Chance JH NA NAJ WC owned by Christine Hsu & Wendy Lepper
Event: At the San Mateo Kennel Club on 12-30-2007...

"Sporty" went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners/Best Opposite Sex for her first 2 points from the Open Bitch class, owner-handled! Thanks to breeder-judge Jeff Pepper for recognizing our girl.

Member: Timberline Highland Brew RN CGC owned by Mary & Walt Dent & Linda Lang
Event: At the Oakland Kennel Club on 12-28-2007...

Brodie went Best of Winners for 2 more points from the Open Dog class. Always amatuer/owner handled, the judge was Joe Tacker.

Member: "Sporty" and O/H: Christine Hsu and Wendy Lepper
Event: At the Fremont DTC Agility Trial and Sacramento DTC Agility Trial on Nov 4, 2007 and Dec 8, 2007...

"Sport" completed her NA and NAJ titles in the Nov B 20" class, all with 1st and 2nd places. She is now Spiritlodge Sporting Chance NA NAJ JH WC

Member: Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the AKC National Obedience Invitational on December 1 & 2, 2007...

NOC, OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX6, RE, VCD1, TDX, JH, WCX

Dream and Dee Dee went to the AKC National Obedience Invitational and WON!

Dream is now a National Obedience Champion (NOC)!

Dream would like to thank all her Golden Retriever buddies and Norcal members for all their support.

Member: Am. CH., SR, Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX, RE, JH, AX, AXJ, WC, VCX, CGC - Sniffer owned by Marv Bush
Event: At the NORCAL GRC Agility Trial on Nov 17-18 ...

New AX - AXJ. 2007 was a great year! Sniffer became the; 1st Golden to earn a CH – UDX - RE; 1st Golden to earn a CH – UDX – RE – AX – AXJ; 4th Golden to earn a CH – UDX – AX - AXJ; and the 19th breed Champion to hold a UDX. This year Sniffer earned a CH, went BOB, and earned an AX, AXJ, OA, OAJ, RE, RA, a VCX, qualified for NORCAL's Super Achiever Award and he proved to be a virile stud. Whew - a busy year!

Huge thank you’s to Terri Brennan – Weiss and Billy Anderson for their achievements with Sniffer! For more on Sniffer, please check out Sniffer's website at: http://web.mac.com/marvinbush/

Member: "Lola" and O/H: Christine Hsu
Event: At the Del Valle KC Agility Trial on Oct 20, 2007...

"Lola" earned her last AX leg with a 1st place, making her: Sandspur's It's Easy To Be Me AX AXJ CGC

Member: Ferol Larsen and Pride
Event: At the Norcal Specialty on 20 October, 2007...

Pride completed her Rally RAE Title today. Now, it's on to Obedience and Tracking titles.

Member: Suzanne Bria & Finnegan - Intl-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CDX RE TDX JH WC VCX CCA CGC ASCA-TD (AKC ptd.)
Event: At the NORCAL GRC Specialty on October 20, 2007...

Foo did a very nice job today in rally competition earning a 1st place/100 in Advanced B and a 2nd place/97 in Excellent B under Judge Bea Moore for another RAE leg. He also showed in breed -- beautifully handled -- first in the Open Dog class by friend Kathy McIntyre and in Hunting Retriever Dog by Kristina Keller. Many thanks to both of them! It was a fun specialty with lovely cool weather and lots of nice, supportive folks. Finn says, "I'm pooped!"

Member: Magicgold's Galloping Gabby SH,WCX, ** - O/H - Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Sagehens Hunt Test on 10/6/2007...

"Gabby" completed her Senior Hunter title at the Sagehen's Hunt test in fine style. We are training for Master and Quals. She continues to surpass all expectations despite her late start in field.

Member: Ch Smithaven Mile Hi Mist O'Gold CDX MX MXJ OAP NJP Owned by Linda & Richard Lang & June Smith
Event: At the GRCA National 2007 on Sept 18 and 22...

Shown beautifully by a friend of mine Claire Caro, Amber made cut after cut in the Best of Breed ring, only to be one of the last two dogs to be cut out of the Awards of Merit herself. At 13 1/2 years old we are so proud of her, she beat out some 70+ Specials most of which were 10 years younger than her!!!!!

Amber also placed 2nd in the 12 and over in the National Veteran Sweepstakes class on Sept 18!!!

Member: Smithaven's Ambermist Rose CD, RE, OA, OAJ, CGC, CCA owned by Linda Lang & June Smith
Event: At the GRCA National 2007 on Sept. 18, 2007...

Rosie finished her CD at the National with a 196 1/2 and 4 Place!!!!! She finshed her CD in 3 shows all with placements.

Member: OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX6, VCD1, RE, TDX, JH, WCX Owners Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the GRCA National Specialty on Ssptember 16 - 21...

Dream and I went to the GRCA National Specialty and won. High In Trial, High Combined, First in Open B, First in Utility B, First in Open Standard Agility, Earned WCX, Won three perpetual trophies for: The highest scoring GRCA member-owned in obedience, The highest scoring GRCA member-owned-breeder in obedience, The highest scoring GRCA member in obedience that also shown in conformation

For the month of September Dream was shown 12 times in obedience, she won 9 High In Trials, 8 High Combineds, and earned two perfect scores of 200. Giving her 5 perfect scores for the year.

Member: Suzanne Bria & Finnegan
Event: At the 2007 GRCA National Specialty on Sept. 16-22, 2007...

Foo did me proud at the National this year by passing a second WC test on Sunday then earning another RAE leg in rally on Tuesday, including a perfect 100 score and a 4th place in Rally Advanced B. He was 2/3 of the way to the Triathlon, but although he showed beautifully with Terri Brennan-Weiss in Am-Bred, he did not get a placement. Still, we had a great time and feel proud to be included with all the NORCAL GRC members who were so successful this year!

Member: CH Stonecrest Sirius Sensation WC - Norm & Karen Hanami
Event: At the 2007 GRCA National WC/WCX Test on September 16, 2007...

Bailey qualified for the WC at the 2007 GRCA National held at Greenleaf's Farm. She joins her "brother", Scooter, in accomplishing the WC in her "Senior" year. We are very proud of our girl, she has more than meet any expectation and task we have asked of her. Bailey and Norm will continue to train in field with the goal of qualifying in the WCX.

Member: SR CH Summit's It's All About Me RA JH MX MXJ WC VCX, owned by Lucy Bradford and Sherry Brothers DVM
Event: At the Dog Agility Club of Chino in southern CA on On September 15th & 16th, MeMe qualified for her MX and MXJ titles. ...

MeMe went from getting her NA and NAJ in early April 2007 to MX and MXJ in mid September 2007! Tracy Tennison and MeMe were quite a team...........and as her "senior" owner, Lucy is indebted to Tracy for her achievements.

Member: SR Magicgold's Celtic Causeway SH, WCX - O/H - Cheryl Baca
Event: At the NorCal GRC Hunt Test on 9/9/2007...

"Keltie" finished her Senior Hunter title at the NorCal Hunt test. 3 weeks later at the Sac Valley Hunt Test she earned her 1st Master Hunter leg on her first try. What a great little dog "Keltie" is. She and I continuing to train toward Master and Quals.

Member: Pam Tyson - Int'l Champion Delta Gold On the Loose
Event: At the 2007 Agility Accomplishments and a wonderful Breeding! on 9/9/07...

Lucy's having quite a year in 2007. She completed her AXJ, Novice and Open Fast titles, 1 leg left to go on her AX. All this with many placements. She's now taking a Maternity break with a one week old litter on the ground. She's been bred to FC Wraiths HTR MN Bro Macdhuibh OS 'Bro' Should be an exciting match of Beauty and Brains. Truly a 50/50 outcross. Watch for Lucy/Bro pups in the future to be shining Super Stars.

Member: Suzanne Bria & Intl-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CDX RE TDX JH WC VCX CCA CGC ASCA-TD (AKC ptd.)
Event: At the NORCAL GRC Hunt Test on September 8, 2007...

A dream came true for me yesterday when my Foo earned his 4th leg in a row for his Junior Hunter title and his VCX! And achieving this at our club's event makes it extra special. Four years ago this Versatility Excellent title seemed unattainable, but with the help of some excellent teachers (thanks Debi, Judie, and Cheryl!), the support of wonderful friends (especially his co-owner Christine Hsu who pointed him in breed and his breeder Barb Martin in PA), and with a super talented dog who forgives all my bumbling and stumbling-- we did it! Best of all, my "Novice A Boy" has a temperament that I am proud to say is "pure gold." Look for Finnegan in the National Specialty Parade of Tilteholders (among other events)!

Member: Donna Stengel, proud Mom and Breeder
Event: At the Olympic Kennel Club on August 19, 2007...

New Champion!!!! Bacio d' Oro Sealed With a Kiss, daughter of my Ch. Amberac Surrprised Me With a Kiss, Chloe. Now on to motherhood in early spring. Thank you to Robert Perry for this extraordinary handling.

Member: SR Ch Regency Rumors Flying High RE, JH, CGC, VC, Jamie Warren, Vic & Laura Franchi
Event: At the Mensona Kennel Club on August 18 & 19, 2007...

New RE...all legs with placements

Member: SR, Ch.Regency Any Excuse To Shop RA, SH, WCX, VC
Event: At the Lake County Kennel Club on August 17, 2007...

New RA...all legs with placements.

Member: Pam Tyson - Firemark Rip Cord Ready "Ryser"
Event: Agility Accomplishments 2007 through 8/12/2007...

This little Firemarker is a real firecracker! She's had an amazing 2007 Agility Career so far. Earned her AX,AXJ, Novice Fast, Open Fast all in 2007 w/Placements. She's recently qualified for the Grand Prix Finals in USDAA as well. We are very proud of her accomplishments. Thanks Melanie Foster for entrusting us with this outstanding working girl.

Member: SR Osprey's Dimpled Chad RN, JH, WCX owned by Lucy and Bill Bradford
Event: At the Monterey Bay DTC on August 5th...

Chad qualified for RN with Lucy in Prunedale. Fun weekend!

Member: Ch Smithaven's Amber Brew RE AX OAJ NF OS owned by Linda & Richard Lang
Event: At the DTC Salinas Valley & Monterey Bay DTC on August 4 & 5...

From Novice to Excellent Tyler finished his RE in 9 shows with 7 placements

Member: Smithaven's Ambermist Rose OA OAJ RE CCA owned by Linda Lang & June Smith
Event: At the DTC Salinas Valley & Monterey Bay DTC on August 4 & 5...

From Novice to Excellent Rosie finished her RE in 9 shows with 9 placements & got her first 2 CD legs with a 2nd and 4th place

Member: Ch Osprey Stonecrest Premium Blend RN. JH, WC, VC owned by Sherry Brothers DVM, Wendy Hunter & Jan Richards and Lucy Bradford
Event: At the DTC of Salinas Valley on August 4th...

Burke qualified for his Rally Novice title, which also qualifies him for the VC title. Burke and Lucy had fun !

Member: Suzanne Bria & Intl-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CDX RE TDX WC VC CCA CGC ASCA-TD [AKC ptd.]
Event: At the Front & Finish Obedience Rankings on 2006...

A friend of mine just e-mailed me that Finnegan is ranked as the #9 Sporting Group dog in the Front & Finish Novice A ratings for 2006 (of the top 10)! I'm not exactly sure what this means-- but I'll take it! :-)

Member: Suzanne Bria & Finnegan
Event: At the Salem Retriever Trial Club Hunt Test, Gervais, Oregon on Sunday, July 22, 2007...

Foo earned his third consecutive JH leg up north in beautiful Oregon -- despite his mum's brain-dead handling in the humid heat. Judges Mary Beth Lamb and Elizabeth Skyllingstad couldn't have been nicer. Only one more leg to go!

Member: Timberline Highland Brew RN CGC owned by Mary & Walt Dent & Linda Lang
Event: At the Del Monte Kennel Club on July 15th, 2007...

Brodie went Best of Winners from the Open Dog class at Del Monte Kennel Club for 2 points. Always amatuer/owner handled, the judge was Pluis Davern.

Member: Smithaven's Ambermist Rose RA OA OAJ CCA
Event: At the Del Monte Kennel Club on July 14 & 15, 2007...

Rosie got her fisrt 2 RE legs from the Exc A class with a 94 and 1st place and a 97 and 1st place.

Member: Ch Smithaven's Amber Brew RA AX OAJ OS owned by Linda & Richard Lang
Event: At the Del Monte Kennel Club on July 14 , 2007...

Tyler finished his RA rally title today from the Adv. A class. He finished his title with a 99 2nd place, 97 1st place and a 98 1st place

Member: CH SR Casadeloro’s Nose It All UDX JH RE OA OAJ VCX WC CGC Sniffer - Marv Bush
Event: At the Santa Maria Kennel Club on July 7th, '07...

New Champion, 4 pt Major, Best of Winners

Terri Brennan-Weiss finished Sniffer's bench Championship on July 7th ’07. Sniffer was beautifully, handled, groomed and cared for by Terri. Huge thank you’s and congratulations to Terri and her husband Larry Wiess for all of their efforts in showing Sniffer! and especially for dealing with the mixing of Rally and Agility work during Sniffer's campaign. Sniffer is truly a beautiful versatile dog that can do it all! Thanks again Terri & Larry!!

Member: new CH Shalimar's Caught Red Handed owned by Jocelyn & Tom Lewis
Event: At the Channel City Kennel Club in Ventura, CA on July 6th, 2007...

The day after her 2nd birthday "Caper" went WB/BOW for a 4 point major to finish. She was lovingly handled by Terri Brennan-Weiss. Caper is out of "Shiver" CH Shalimar's As Cold As Ice and "Gibson" Wynsok's Braveheart.

Member: SR Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX JH RE OA OAJ VCX WC CGC - Sniffer - Marv Bush
Event: At the Five Valley Kennel Club Missoula Montana on June 26th, '07...

3 Pt. Major win!

Sniffer and Terri Brennan-Weiss went Best of Winners on Tuesday in Missoula Montana at the Five Valley Kennel Club show. Sniffer was beautifully groomed and handled by Terri Brennan-Weiss. Huge thanks to Terri and Larry for a great job!!

Member: Timberline Highland Brew RN CGC owned by Mary & Walt Dent & Linda Lang
Event: At the Clackamas Kennel Club on June 24th, 2007...

Brodie went Best of Winners for his first 2 points from the Open Dog class in Oregon. Always amatuer/owner handled, the judge was Michael Faulkner.

Member: SR Osprey's Dimpled Chad JH WCX, owned by Lucy & Bill Bradford
Event: At the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club Hunt Test in Glide, Oregon on June 16th and 17th...

Chad qualified for 2 Senior legs in beautifiul Oregon---he is now halfway there !

Member: Jamie Warren, Vic & Laura Franchi
Event: At the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club Hunt Test - Oregon on June 16-17, 2007...

Senior Hunter passing on Saturday, June 16th to finish. Insurance leg on Sunday, June 17th. Jamie Trained and Handled "Visa" to her Senior Title. SR, Am Ch. Regency Any Excuse To Shop RN, SH, WCX, VC

Member: Spiritlodge Sporting Chance JH - Christine Hsu & Wendy Lepper
Event: At the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club Hunt Test on June 16-17, 2007...

Sport qualified both days for her 3rd and 4th JH legs, and is now "sporting" a JH title (in 3 weekends of tests)! It's her first title, and the very first field title I've ever put on a Golden, which means a great deal to me. Thanks to Wendy Lepper for breeding this beautiful, talented Golden and to Cheryl Baca for being a terrific field trainer and teaching us well!

Member: Ch Osprey Stonecrest Premium Blend JH, WC owned by Sherry Brothers, Wendy Hunter and Lucy Bradford
Event: At the Norcal WC test at Hightest Kennels in Oroville on June 2nd...

Burke qualified for his Working Certificate under Judges Julie Cairns and Debbie Tandoc. He is enjoying his new hobby of field work by getting his JH and WC this year !

Member: Shalimar's Caught Red Handed owned by Jocelyn & Tom Lewis
Event: At the Kennel Club of Pasadena on June 2, 2007...

The day after the GRCGLA Specialty, "Caper" went WB/BOW for a 5 point major. She was beautifully groomed and expertly handled by Terri Brennan-Weiss. Caper is out of "Shiver" CH Shalimar's As Cold As Ice and "Gibson" Wynsok's Braveheart.

Caper is taking the summer off to vacation in the Hawaiian Islands (only kidding)... she will be back to finish her championship later this year.

Member: SR, Ch.Regency Any Excuse To Shop RN, JH, WCX, VC
Event: At the Norcal WC/WCX Test on June 2, 2007...

Passed WCX, under judges Nancy Foord and Rosita Wraith

Member: CH SR Summit's It's All About Me JH,RN,OAJ,AX,WC,VC, owned by Lucy Bradford and Sherry Brothers
Event: At the Mission Circuit in Pomona and Kennel Club of Pasadena on May 25th and June 2nd...

MeMe finished her Open Jumpers and Excellent Standard agility titles -- a first place in AX. Thanks so much to Tracy Tennison for showing MeMe to such a wonderful and productive time!

Member: Intl-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CDX RE TDX WC VC CCA CGC ASCA-TD [AKC ptd.] - Suzanne Bria & Christine Hsu
Event: At the NORCAL GRC WC/X Test on Saturday, June 2, 2007...

Finnegan completed two GRCA titles on Saturday: he earned his WC at the club's WC/X test under Judges Debbie Tandoc and Julie Cairns -- and by virtue of that he also earned his VC! Putting versatility titles on Finn has always been my main goal as they reflect my strong belief in multi-purpose goldens: dogs that have the structure and trainability to do it all (and look good doing it). Now "Foo Foo" needs just one more point (two more JH legs) to earn his VCX. That will be a dream come true for me and my "Novice A" boy!

Member: Donna Stengel and Bacio d' Oro Sealed Wi' A Kiss
Event: At the Spokane Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show on Saturday May 26, 2007 and at the Coeur d'Alene Dog Fanciers, on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 2007...

Isabella won a 4 point major under Mrs. Robert Forsyth, for a total of 10 points! Expertly handled and cared for by Robert Perry. This daughter of Ch. Amberac Surrprised Me Wi' A Kiss, "Chloe", and niece of Ch. Amberac Yer Chips Are Taykin, "Chipper" will be home soon to be bred.

Then on Monday... what a weekend for this outstanding bitch and her wonderful handler Robert Perry! Another 2 points, Best of Winners for a total of 12 points. One more major and on to motherhood!

Member: CH Gingers Firebrand Kiaran, CD, RN - Ken & Trudy Blanchard
Event: At the Chief Solano KC on May 20, 2007...

New Champion! Kiaran (CH Regencys West of Seaheaven x Ginger's Spring Splash) finished his championship at Chief Solano KC on May 20th. Along the way Kiaran won four Best of Breeds over Specials and three Group 2 wins!! (9 SDHF points)

Member: Gina King's Sunshine's Hot Topic
Event: At the Rogue River Kennel Club, Merlin Oregon on Sunday, May 20, 2007...

Lucy was Best of Winners for another point from the Open Bitch Class at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club in Merlin, Oregon; As always Lucy is amatuer/owner handled. Judge Mr. Norton Moore

Member: Ferol Larsen and Northwood T' Britt's Brave Heart, TDI, RE, CGC
Event: At the Napa DTC on 19th May 2007, and at the Oakland DTC on 20th May 2007...

"Pride" earned her 1st RAE leg with 1st place in Advanced and 99 in EX. Then the next day, 2nd RAE leg with 4th place in adv and 95 in EX

Member: SR Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX JH RE OA OAJ VCX WC CGC - Sniffer - Marv Bush
Event: At the Oakland DTC on May 20, 2007...

New RE - While in the midst of agility work, Sniffer completed his RE in 3 consecutive legs with two Q's & a 2nd place . Huge thanks to Billy Anderson for his commitment to excellence & Sniffer !

Member: Laura Finco and CH. Shyan's Argus' Tribute, CD, NA, OAJ
Event: At the Coyote Hills KC on May 19, 2007...

CH. Shyan's Argus' Tribute, CD, NA, OAJ aka "Jester" finished his AKC Championship today at Coyote Hills KC. He earned his majors under Linda Reidel at Silver Bay(5 points) and Gretchen Schultz at Rio Honda (3 points). Today's judge was Sharon Lyons. Thank you to all of the judges who appreciated our little man. And a huge thanks to Karen Bruneau who took on the task of taking Jester into her family and showing him to his fullest potential.

Jester is out of Quest N Shyan I Gabe D'Office and Quest N Shyan Summer Recipe. Susan Maloch offered me this young boy and told me that she thought he had potential-- she was right and we are so thrilled! And to top it off, his first sired litter is expected mid-June...

Member: Suzanne Bria & Finnegan
Event: At the Marin Retriever Club Hunt Test, Oroville on Saturday, May 19, 2007...

Finn earned his 2nd JH leg today at Hightest! The marks were challenging as the 50% pass rate for juniors will attest, and my boy gave me some anxious moments when he took a little detour on his last water mark to check some "peemail" ... fortunately he remembered what he was out there to do and brought me back the live shot flyer!

Member: Gina King's Sunshine's Some Like it Hot
Event: At the Rogue Valley Kennel Club on Saturday, May 19, 2007...

Sugar was Winner's Bitch for two more points from the 9-12 Puppy Bitch Class at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club in Merlin, Oregon; As always Sugar is amatuer/owner handled. Judge Mrs. Carolyn Thomas.

Member: Gina King's "Sunshine's Some Like It Hot"
Event: At the Camelia Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday, May 13, 2007 ...

Judge Dr. Donald Gil gave Sugar Winner's Bitch and Best Opposite Sex from the 6-9 Puppy Bitch Class, making this Mother's Day very memorable!!! This is Sugar's first point!

Member: SR. Magicgold's Celtic Causeway JH, WCX , **- O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the San Jose Retriever Club Field Trial on 5/12/2007...

"Keltie" earned her first JAM in the Derby held at Denverton Road. I am super thrilled with "Keltie" and was very proud of all her efforts in each series. We also picked up two more Senior Hunter legs, one in Fallon, Nevada and one in Southern California (making 3 to date), along with a WCX Title at the NorCal Test in Oroville. For a girl who isn't even two years old she has continued to amaze me with her gift for Field Work. We hope to finish her Senior soon and move in to Master and possibly try some Quals.

Member: Suzanne Bria & Finnegan
Event: At the Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Assoc. Hunt Test, Carnation, WA on May 6, 2007...

Finn (aka Int-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CDX RE TDX CCA CGC ASCA-TD (AKC ptd.) earned his first Junior Hunter leg up in WA (where we are vacationing) in high style with 4 beautiful marks, garnering compliments from the judges. The test grounds were lovely, and the judges, club members, and participants were all extremely hospitable to a Californian golden and his handler. Thanks to Cheryl Baca for recognizing Finn's potential and never giving up on me!

Member: SR Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX JH RA OA OAJ VCX WC CGC ( Sniffer ) - Marv Bush
Event: At the Mensona Kennel Club Agility Trials on May 5th & 6th...

NEW OAJ and NEW VCX!

As a result of Sniffer’s new OAJ title, he has qualified for the VCX. We are very excited about achieving the VCX as this truly represents what Sniffer is all about – versatility, mild mannered temperament, extraordinary intelligence, drive, heart, all domain excellence and personality. Sniffer has become a great ambassador of the breed.

Huge thank you’s to Billy and Dee Dee Anderson for their commitment to Sniffer. Billy and Sniffer achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in their OAJ legs. We’re looking forward to more opportunities with Billy and Sniffer this year. As a result of Sniffer’s recent BoB and minoring out with Terri Brennan-Weis, these past few weeks have been really great Sniffer weeks! Huge thank you’s to team Sniffer - Billy, Dee Dee, Terri and Larry for contributing to Sniffer's success

Member: Magicgold's Wheels Of Fire SH,WCX, CGC O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Inland Valley RC Hunt Test, Sierra Nevada RC Hunt Test on 4/007 & 5/2007...

"Blaze" earned two more Master Hunter legs (making a total of 3) in Nevada and Souther Cal. The Judges we ran under are known to be tough but fair. That was indeed true. The challenges in each test, and each series became progressively more difficult. However, "Blaze" and I worked together as a team. She truly has been a great dog to run in Master. She and I are learning a lot about teamwork and how important this is in Master. She received many nice compliments from the Judges, and Gallery.

Member: Magicgold's Galloping Gabby JH, WCX, ** O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Inland Valley Retriever Club Hunt Test on 4/2007...

"Gabby" earned her first Senior Hunter leg at the Inland Valley R.C. test. In addition, afte a break away from testing and putting some polish in to training she earned her WCX at the NorCal Test held in Oroville recently. "Gabby" is planning on working toward her Senior title and then moving forward in to Master and Quals. She has been a challenging dog to train at times. However, her love of Field work makes it easy to work through things with her without loosing any enthusiasm.

Member: CH SR Summit's It's All About Me JH, RN, NA, NAJ, WC, VC, owned by Lucy Bradford and Sherry Brothers, DVM
Event: At the All Breed Agility Trial in Walnut, CA on April 29, 2007...

"MeMe" finished her OA title at the Border Terrier All Breed Agility Trial at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California. Thanks to Tracy Tennison for bringing out the best in "MeMe" in Agility !

Member: Christine Hsu and Sandspur It's Easy To Be Me OA AXJ AAD CGC
Event: At the SMART USDAA Trial on April 29, 2007...

"Lola" completed her USDAAA Advanced Agility Dog (AAD) title today at the SMART trial in Prunedale under judge Pat Corl.

Member: CH Osprey Stonecrest Premium Blend JH, owned by Sherry Brothers, DVM, Wendy Hunter & Lucy Bradford
Event: At the Inland Valley Retriever Club at Goose Lake on April 21 & 22, 2007...

Burke qualified for his JH title (with a fifth leg for good measure!) at Goose Lake in Lost Hills. It was such a joy and pleasure for Lucy to handle Burke to his Junior Hunter.

Member: SR Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX JH RA NA NAJ VC WC CGC ( Sniffer ) - Marv Bush
Event: At the Chief Salono on April 21, 2007...

Sniffer and Terri Brennan-Weiss went Best of Breed on Saturday in Vallejo at the Chief Salono show and made the cut in Groups. What a nice way to minor out! Sniffer was beautifully groomed and handled by Terri Brennan-Weiss. Huge thanks to Terri and Larry for a great job!!

Member: Christine Hsu and Spiritlodge Sporting Chance
Event: At the Rogue Valley Retriever Club Hunt Test on April 15, 2007...

"Sport" earned her first Junior Hunter leg her first weekend out under judges Jim Morris and Mary Beth Lamb. She did a beautiful job and we had a great time. It was her first orange ribbon and Christine's very first hunt test band. Special thanks to Cheryl Baca for showing us the way! We are very excited.

Member: Vicki Herrick - Legend's Remember Me C.D.,C.G.C (Digby)
Event: At the Golden Retriever Club of America - Gold Standard Award Honorable Mention on April 11, 2007...

The Board of Directors for the Golden Retriever Club of America recently awarded Digby the 2006 Gold Standard Award Honorable Mention for acts that enriched, inspired and contributed to the lives of individuals and communities. The synopsis of his story will appear in the May/June issue of the GRnews.

Member: CH Summit's It's All About Me, JH RN NA NAJ WC VC owned by Lucy Bradford and Sherry Brothers DVM
Event: At the Tri-Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club of NW Los Angeles on April 7. 2007...

MeMe qualified for her NA and NAJ in 3 consecutive shows with 3 firsts in NA and 2 thirds and 1 second in NAJ. MeMe's "new best friend," Tracy Tennison, is expertly handling her. They are moving on to Open for more fun ! What a team!

Member: OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX3, RE, TDX, JH, WC, OBHF Owners Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the Ranking for 2006/2007 Obedience Invitational Qualifer ...

Statistics for 2006 are out! Dream ranked in the top 25 All Breed obedience trial champions, she was number 22 earning 311 OTCH points. For the Golden Retriever Club of American Dream ranked in the top 10, she was number 5 with 226 Toby Trigger points. Dream has again Qualified for the Obedience Invitational for 2007.

Member: OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX4, RE, TDX, JH, WC, OBHF owners Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the San Francisco DTC/Sierra-Tuloumne KC on 2/25/07 and 4/9/07...

DREAM EARNS TWO PERFECT SCORES OF 200!

Dream earned her second perfect score at the San Francisco DTC. On 3/17 she won HIGH IN TRIAL & HIGH COMBINED at the Skyline show. On 4/6 she earned her UDX4 and won HIGH COMBINED at the Yosemite show, and on 4/9 Dream earned her third perfect 200 score at the Sierra-Tuloumne show.

Member: Suzanne Bria & "Finnegan"
Event: At the Yosemite & Sierra-Tuolumne KC OB Trials on April 6, 7, & 8, 2007...

Foo Foo Finnegan (aka Int-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CDX RE TDX CCA CGC ASCA-TD (AKC ptd.) did his obedience version of "Wham Bam Thank You Mamm" this weekend going 3 for 3 shows to earn his CDX title out of Open A -- with two 1sts and a 2nd! I was very proud of my sweet boy. Thank you to Judie Howard for taking on a completely green team, and thanks to our friends who were also ring-side to cheer us on. You'll never know how much your support means to us novice folks. Now Finn and I have to go to "summer school" to learn how to heel like The Golden Girls (who showed us how it's perfectly done this weekend)!

Member: SR Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX JH RA NA NAJ VC WC CGC ( Sniffer ) - Marv Bush
Event: At the Yosemite Kennel Club on 6 April 07 and the Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club on April 8 2007 ...

Sniffer and Terri Brennan-Weiss went Best of Winners Friday in Merced at the Yosemite Kennel Club show, and Best of Winners again on Easter Sunday in Merced at the Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club show.

Sniffer was beautifully groomed and handled by Terri Brennan-Weiss. What a great Easter weekend! Many Easter thanks to Terri and Larry for a great job!!

Member: Gina King's Sunshine's Some Like it Hot
Event: At the Kern County Kennel Club on Saturday, March 31, 2007 and Sunday, April 1, 2007...

Sugar was honored with going Best Puppy in Show at the Kern County KC Dog Show on Saturday. Judge for Breed and Group was Breeder Judge Denise Reel and the Judge for Best in Show Puppy was Fred Bassett. It was a truly thrilling day for Sugar!!!

Then on Sunday, Sugar competed with the big girls by winning Reserve Winner's Bitch from the 6-9 Puppy Bitch Class under Judge Carol Tobin Murray!!! What a fun Weekend!!

Member: SR Ch. Regency Any Excuse To Shop JH, RN, VC - Jamie Warren, Vic & Laura Franchi
Event: At the Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California on March 24 & 25, 2007...

"Visa" qualified for 2 Senior Hunter legs. I was very proud, especially on Sunday when only 7 out of 27 dogs passed the test! That's 3 legs for her...only one more to go!

Member: Magicgold's Galloping Gabby JH,WC ** O/H: Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Nor Cal Field Trial on March 16th - 17th, 2007...

"Gabby" earned her 2nd JAM ribbon running the Derby stake held at Denverton Road, CRTA grounds. I am thrilled to bits she was able to complete all of the tough land and water series. She seeems to really love the Field trial game a lot.

Member: SR Magicgold's Celtic Causeway JH,WC
Event: At the Hills Ferry AKC Hunt Test on March 10 - 11th, 2007...

"Keltie" completed her first Senior Hunter leg at the Salt Sloughs in Los Banos. This was "Keltie's" first try at Senior and she did me proud. One of only a few dogs that did not need to be handled on the tough water double.She three whistled both her land and water blind. The gallery was very kind and applauded her nice work in both series. Keltie was Star!

Member: Shyan's Argus' Tribute, CD, NA, NAJ and Laura Finco
Event: At the Silver Bay Kennel Club on Sunday, February 25, 2007...

While competing at the San Mateo DTC obedience trials, I got a wonderful text message from my friend, Karen Bruneau in Southern California-- Jester had just picked up a 5 POINT MAJOR under judge Linda Riedel. This is Jester's first major and it brings him just one major shy of his championship. We truly appreciate the judge's comments about Jester and are absolutely thrilled with this little man. He is definitely a tribute to those who came before him at both Argus and Shyan Golden Retrievers. Thank you Karen for taking such great care of our boy!

Member: Laura Finco and Argus' Rise of the Phoenix, CD
Event: At the San Mateo Dog Training Club on Sunday, February 25, 2007...

Sunshine earned her Companion Dog title-- 1, 2, and 3-- beginning with a fourth place and Q score at the Santa Clara KC obedience trial on a Friday and finishing with Q scores the following week at the San Francisco DTC and San Mateo DTC obedience trials in Daly City. This is Sunshine's first AKC title and we are thrilled.

Sunshine truly enjoys the obedience ring! We are looking forward to that CDX and whatever else she might want to pursue.

Member: Suzanne Bria & Intl-CH Hyegold Midsumr Knights Dream CD RE TDX CCA CGC ASCA-TD (ptd.)
Event: At the San Francisco & San Mateo DTC OB/Rally Trials on February 25, 2007...

Finnegan earned another 1st place in Novice B obedience today as well as earning his 2nd and 3rd legs to complete his Rally Excellent title with a score of 95 under Judge Bea Moore. He also qualified in Advanced B for a possible 1st RAE leg. We are both pooped!

Member: SR Casadeloro's Nose It All UDX JH RA NA NAJ VC WC CGC - Sniffer - Marv Bush
Event: At the San Mateo Dog Training Club on 25 Feb 07...

New RA. Sniffer completed the RA in 3 consecutive legs with a perfect 100 and two 99’s. Huge thanks to Billy Anderson for his commitment to excellence & Sniffer !

Member: Sunshine's Some Like it Hot
Event: At the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego Specialty on Friday, February 23, 2007...

Sugar made her family proud by winning a major reserve at the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego Specialty this last weekend from the 6-9 Puppy Bitch Class.

Member: Magicgold's Galloping Gabby JH,WC - Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Sacramento Valley Retriever Club Field Trial on February 23rd, 2007...

"Gabby" proving true to her name, galloped through her very first Derby, and earned a JAM. I was utterly amazed by our first attempt at Derby being so successful! We were number one of eighteen dogs. Which made it that more difficult since we had no one we could compare our performance to, until after we had run. Fifteen dogs ran the Derby. Eight dogs made it through to the end. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful, hard running young golden. Who gives everything she has to me. To think she came back to me at eight months old as a return! She truly is one of a kind. I look forward to continuing on with her field career..

Member: Magicgold's Wheels Of Fire SH,CGC,WCX - Cheryl Baca
Event: At the Monterey Bay Retriever Club AKC Hunt Test on February 17th and 18th, 2007...

Since "Blaze" did not take on her recent breeding we decided to continue on in to Master. With a lot of apprehension about whether we were ready or not we decided to take the plunge. Nicely suprised we were! "Blaze" Completed her first Master Hunter leg at the Monterey Bay Hunt Test held in Los Banos Wildlife Area on Sunday, February 18th, 2007. It was our first try at Master and we were one of only a few to pass. I can never thank "Blaze" enough for her team player attitude throughout the test and am simply amazed by my girls wonderful ability to adapt to all the challenges the test had, and meet up to the standard required for Master. Good Girl "Blazey"!

Member: Suzanne Bria & Finnegan
Event: At the Golden Gate Kennel Club All-Breed Show & Obedience Trial on January 27, 2007...

After showing twice in the breed ring, Finn won the run-off for 1st place out of Novice B (not bad for a Novice A dog!) This was his 8th CD leg and final time showing in Novice. Now, on to Open! I was very proud of how well he handled the noisy, intense environment of the Cow Palace benched show.

Member: OTCH DD's Dreams Do Come True UDX3, RE, TDX, JH, WC, OBHF owner Dee Dee & Billy Anderson
Event: At the Oregon shows on 1/19 to 1/21/2007...

Dream won HIGH IN TRIAL at the Dog Fanciers of Oregon show on 1/19. She won HIGH IN TRIAL at the Portland DOC show on 1/20, and she won HIGH COMBINED at the Tualatin KC show on 1/21.

Dream earned her JH title on 2/17.

Member: Ch. Regency Roll Of The Dice - Vic & Laura Franchi, Sue Carpenter, Jennifer Taggart
Event: At the Dog Fanciers Assoc of Oregon on 1/20/2007...

Seven finished her championship in a flash with 3 majors

Member: Mark, Jackie & Haley Sellers and CH. Regency Rock Shop
Event: At the Kennel Club of Palm Springs on January 7, 2007...

Jasper finished his CH at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Show. Thank you to Laurie Jordan-Fenner and Elizabeth Jordan-Nelson for showing him so beautifully!

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