2012 News

 
Date of News Club News
Note: Please forward any new items of club interest to Rob Blits
Nov 29, 2012 The club's super herder Petra has been at it again.
Petra of Whispering Pine STDc OTDs, owned owned by Tom Easterly and Toni Killpatrick put in the work for four more difficult herding titles from the Australian Sheperd Club of America as follows:
Oct 27, 2012 - Started Trial Dog - Ducks (STDd) GSM 12-1
Oct 28, 2012 - Open Trial Dog - Ducks (OTDd) GSM 12-1
Oct 28, 2012 - Advanced Trial Dog - Sheep (ATDs) GSM 12-1
Oct 28, 2012 - Open Trial Cattle - Cattle (OTDc) GSM 12-1
Now that's a working dog! Congratulations.
Nov 14, 2012 Catching up on some accomplishments by our Swissies:
Petra of Whispering Pine, HRD I-S, HRD II-S, JHD, RLF I-S, owned by Tom Easterly and Toni Killpatrick has been busy earning more herding titles through the American Herding Breed Association.
September 29, 2012 - Herding Ranch Dog II (HRD II-s)
September 30, 2012 - Ranch Large Flock (RLFI I-s)
November 10 2012
October 29 2012 Another photo gallery of GSMDC participation in the 2012 Del Valle Dog Show has been added
Oct 2012 More From DelValle Show
October 25, 2012 On Friday, October 19, 2012 Gracie and family came to meet Kate (aka Dazzle) for the first time. Gracie waited anxiously at the Toni's camper door at the Del Valle Dog Show in eager anticipation of meeting her brand new family member. What follows is a short love story as depicted in Susan Robinson's photos of that meeting. Click on the following link:
DelValle 2012 - A Short Puppy Love Story
October 22, 2012 New in Photo Galleries: 1st day at Del Valle Dog Show on Oct 18th and our Halloween party on Oct 20th.
Oct 2012 DelValle Show 1st Day
October 2012 Halloween at DelValle
October 14, 2012 Update on Oct 18th-22nd Del Valle Show in Pleasanton
Ring times per Nancy Glenn's email for the show are as follows:
Thursday 2-1 (0-0) 0 Ring 44 Time 1:15p Judge Dr Roger S. Pritchard
Friday 4-3 (2-0) 0    Ring 45 Time 9:45a Judge Dr. Gerard C. Penta
Saturday - 12:00noon - 3:00pm Puppy Parade and Halloween Party (no showing)
Sunday
    Sweeps 4-1 (0-0) 0    Ring 44 Time 12:45p Judge Ms. Debra Cuevas
    Vet Swps 3-2 (0-0) 0 Ring 44 Time 12:45p Judge Ms. Debra Cuevas
Sunday 8-5 (5-1) 3    Ring 44 Time 1:30 p Judge Mr.Jim C. Briley
Monday 4-1-(1-0) 0   Ring 44 Time 11:00a Mrs. Ruth H. Zimmerman
The Party on Saturday and the meeting on Sunday will be in the Amador Pavillion.
October 13, 2012 More news from GSMD Nationals
King (CH Wildest Dreams Enchanted Sojourner) earned his Canine Good Citizen and Herding Instinct title. (Susan Robinson)
Roy (NBISS Ch. TreeNsea's Lupine Serenade, HIT) earned his Herding Instinct title. (Toni Killpatrick)
October 7, 2012 Geneva GCH Ch Calypso Roy's Geneva V Maxamillion in the top 20 Honors at the GSMD Nationals 2012 in Loveland, Colorado. Geneva is owned by Donna Zetterquist/Toni Killpatrick/Bev & Terry.
Every year the Champion show dogs are ranked on the points earned when they win Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex. The Top 20 ranked dogs for any given calendar year are then eligible to compete at the GSMD National show the following year in the Top 20 Event. (This is a prestigious formal/semi-formal evening affair.)
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October 2, 2012 The Generations Class from the September 2012 National Specialty Show in Loveland Colorado featured:

Dad:        Roy NBISS Ch. TreeNsea's Lupine Serenade, HIT
Daughter: Geneva GCH Ch. Calypso Roy's Geneva V Maxamillion
Grandson: Romo Fire Dance Song Sung Blue
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September 15, 2012 While some members were making their way home from a successful week at the National Specialty Show in Loveland, Colorado, other members had a nice walk and talk at Ft. Funston in San Francisco. Click here for photo gallery
 
September 9, 2012: A very proud update on Petra of Whispering Pine (owned by Tom and Grace Easterly and Toni Killpatrick). On 7/6/12 At the Vaca Valley Stock Dog AKC Trial, Petra went High in Trial on cattle and on 7/7/12 she went Reserve High in Trial obtaining two legs of the three needed for her Started cattle title. This is a first and it shows how a Swissy can compete with other herding breeds, do well and enjoy doing it. Here is a list of Petra's herding titles:
AKC Title
Herding Started Course A Sheep HSAs
Herding Started Course A Ducks HSAd
American Herding Breed Association Title
Junior Herding Dog Sheep JHD-s
Herding Ranch Dog 1Sheep HRD1-S
Australian Shepherd Club of AmericaTitle
Open Trial Dog Sheep OTDs GSM 12-1 (Greater Swiss Mtn. 2012 First title awarded to breed)
Started Trial Dog Cattle STDc GSM 11-1 (Greater Swiss Mtn. 2012 First title awarded to breed)
August 17, 2012: Sophie (Brush Creek's Nissa of Landhof) born on Augus 23, 2011 and owned by Linda and William Bard earned her Canine Good Citizen(CGC) certification.
July 28, 2012: Zen (Shadetree's Zen Pixie) born on April 4, 2011 and owned by Melanie Cordan and Brian Young earned her Canine Good Citizen(CGC) certification at the 15th Annual Swiss Dog Day in San Francisco.
May 5, 2012: Petra of Whispering Pine (owned by Tom and Grace Easterly and Toni Killpatrick) has earned several herding titles, this one being the Australian Shepard Club of America: Open Trial Dog-sheep.
October 23, 2011: Michele Slate and Toni Killpatrick's Jury (GCH Painted Trout Grand Jury) earned her Gr. Championship and was named Top Producer of 2011 due to four of her puppies becoming champions last year. Her next goal is to get her Register of Merit (ROM) as soon as her daughter, Akeila (RamsGate's Witchy Woman), who already has 10 points, wins her Championship.
October 20, 2011: King (Wildest Dreams Enchanted Sojourner) owned by Susan Robinson, Jennifer Logan and John and Tina Bailey earned his Championship at Pleasanton
October 23, 2010: The Club had a great day hosting two Specialties and a Parade of Swissies at the Harvest Moon Classic in Pleasanton, CA. Please find a catalog with results here. An update of some of the new champions will be posted soon!
September 5, 2010: Geneva owned by club member Donna Zetterquist, completed her championship at the Cheyenne Kennel Club show in Cheyenne, WY. She is now CH Calypso Roy's Geneva V Maxamillion. Congratulations Geneva!
August 1, 2010: Blumen, owned by club members Irene Tan and Troy Riewe, is now officially Matterhorn's Blumen RN CGC after successfully completing the Canine Good Citizen Test at Swiss Dog Day Afternoon in San Francisco, CA. Congratulations Blumen!
June 17, 2010: Blumen, owned by club members Irene Tan and Troy Riewe, is now officially Matterhorn's Blumen RN after successfully completing her Rally Novice title at the Del Monte Kennel Club Show in Carmel, CA. Congratulations Blumen!
April 27, 2010: Morgen, owned by club members Irene Tan and Troy Riewe, is now officially Apple Blossom's Ein Morgen CDX RE CGC WGSX DD BDD WWDS WPD TT after earning her Working Greater Swiss Excellent title by successfully earning four advanced working titles. Congratulations Morgen!
March 27, 2010: Tara, owned by club members Nancy and Randall Glenn, earned her championship at the San Mateo Kennel Club show in Vallejo, CA. She is now CH Twinpeaks Altair 4 Blackgold Of Glencroft. Congratulations Tara!
March 27,2010: Kobe, owned by club members Jim Sanfillipo and Charles Houston, earned his championship at the San Mateo Kennel Club show in Vallejo, CA. He is now CH MoonValley's Sirius Contender. Congratulations Kobe!
March 26, 2010: Arny, owned by club member Maria Jensen, earned his championship at the San Mateo Kennel Club show in Vallejo, CA. He is now CH treeNsea's Acey Deucey. Congratulations Arny!

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