2015-2014 News

 
Date of News Club News
Note: Please forward any new items of club interest to Rob Blits
July 6, 2015 The GGGSMDC will participate in the July 26, 2015 18th Annual Swiss Dog Day Afternoon at the Upper Fort Mason Parade Grounds, San Francisco, CA. Click here for the two page flyer and check and check our Events page.
May 2, 2015 Pictures from GGGSMDC Concurrent Specialty at the Gavilan Kennel Club's show in Bolado Park, Hollister, CA can be found at this link: Gavilan Concurrent Specialty
December 7, 2014 A good time was had at our Club's 2014 holiday party and gift swap in Pleasanton
HolidayParty
Happy Holidays
October 19, 2014 The GGGSMDC Supported Entry results for Sunday:
  • BOB: GCH. RamsGate's Full Moon Rising
  • BOS: Ch Northwoods Daddy O Enzo
  • BOW: Snowy Mountain's Frankly my Dear
  • WD: Snowy Mountain's Frankly my Dear
  • RWD: Northwood's Xpedition of Painted Mtn.
  • WB: Alpinez Double Shot
  • RWB: Northwood's Blooming Moon Flower
  • AOM: Ch Alpinez Invest in Gold
  • AOM: GCH Alpinez Pirates Gold
  • Select Dog: Ch Painted Mtn's Olaf the Viking Pirate
  • Select Bitch: Ch Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani
October 18, 2014

The Club hosted the GSMDCA Western Regionals in Pleasanton. We had 55 dogs showing over the weekend. What a wonderful turnout.

The Saturday results:

Sweepstakes

Judge: Christine Mann
  • BSW: Northwood's Xpedition
  • BOSSW: RamsGate's Just what the Dr. Ordered
  • BVSW: Ch Ohlone Comet O Whispering Pine
  • BOSVSW: GCH Cornerstone's Cool Hand Luke

Western Regional

Judge: Mardee Ward
  • BOB/Group 3: BISS GCH Alpinez in Living Color
  • BOS: GCH RamsGate's Full Moon Rising
  • BOW: Trout Creek Cascade Summer Rain
  • WD: Trout Creek Cascade Summer Rain
  • RWD: Northwood's Xpedition of Painted Mtn.
  • WB: Painted Mtn's H20
  • RWB: Suddenly Ham it up
  • AOM/BV: GCH Cornerstone's Cool Hand Luke
  • AOM: GCH Alpinez Pirates Gold
  • Select Dog: Ch Pained Mtn's Olaf the Viking Pirate
  • Select Bitch: Ch Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani
  • Best Bred By: Painted Mtn's H2O
  • Best Puppy: RamsGate's Just what the Dr. Ordered
  • Best Amateur Owner Handler: Ramsgate's Sparkler
  • Stud Dog: GCH Trout Creek on a Roll
  • Brood Bitch: GCH Ramsgate's Diamond in the rough
  • Generations: GCH Pained Trout Grand Jury
October 17, 2014 Friday's results at the show in Pleasanton:
Judge: Robert Slay
  • BOB/Group 4: Ch Painted Mtn's Olaf the Viking Pirate
  • BOS:Gch. RamsGate's Full Moon Rising
  • BOW:Trout Creek Cascade Summer Rain
  • WD: Trout Creek Cascade Summer Rain
  • RWD: Northwood's Xpedition of Painted Mtn
  • WB: Trout Creek Alice in Wonderland
  • RWB: Painted Mtn's H2O
  • AOM: GCH. Remington Pride of Knight
  • AOM: GCH. Wildest Dream Enchanted Sojourner
  • Select Dog: GCH Fire Dance Sudden Impact
  • Select Bitch: Ch. Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani
October 10, 2014 Each year, the GSMDCA honors certain dogs and owners that exhibit an outstanding representation of both the breed, the breeders, and the owners. Our club is very proud to have one of our own receive the national Ambassodor of the Breed award from the GSMDCA:

Ambassador of the Breed: "Petra" WTCH CH. Whispering Pine Petra HSAdsc HIAs OTDd ATDs ATDc HRDIIs RLFIs

Congratulations Tom and Grace Easterly...Handled exclusively by Tom Easterly

Petra has won more herding titles than any other Greater Swiss Mountain Dog in this country and has proved herself to be one of the best herding dogs, regardless of breed. Petra is a working dog for her owner handler, Tom Easterly on his ranch and is versatile enough to also be a show dog. Wow! See the May 5th news item below.

September 27, 2014 Nancy Glenn, after a leave of abscence this spring and summer, officialy resigned as President of the Club. During Nancy's Presidency over the past few years the Club came from near extinction to being the only Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club in California with a very healthy and active membership. Nancy will continue to participate in Club activities as much as her health allows.

Effective immediately, the Vice President, Toni Killpatrick, will continue as acting President until a new board takes office on January 1, 2015.
June 14, 2014 Ft Funston Walk and Talk
What a gorgeous day to be walking in the dunes and beach of Ft. Funston. Please look at our photo gallery and enjoy the day we had on this casual stroll. Here is the link:
June 14, 2014 Ft Funston Walk
May 5, 2014 Petra - Working Trial Champion - WTCH CH Petra of Whispering Pine HSAdsc HIAs OTDd ATDs ATDc HRDIIs RLFIs
Tom and Petra - Working Trial Champion
Petra finished her Championship with the Working Australian Shepherd Club of Nevada at the Sage and Sand Stock Dog Trial (Judge Russ Ford) in Gardnerville, Nevada on May 3rd and 4th and is now the first Swissy in North America to obtain a title of "Working Trial Champion"
May 4, 2014 Sunday Results from Gavilan Kennel Club's show
  • BOB - CH Fire Dance Sudden Impact (Dirty Harry)
  • BOS - CH Ramsgate's Full Moon Rising (Luna)
  • BOW - Whispering Pine Aloha Kahuna (Rollo -3pt major)
  • Winners Bitch - Suddenly Ham It Up (Wanda)
  • Reserve Dog - TreeNsea'S Hurricane Lukas. (Lucas)
  • Reserve Bitch - Whispering Pine Cherokee Woman (Mae)
May 3, 2014 Luna, new Grand Champion Some results from Saturday's Gavilan Kennel Club's show;
  • BOB - CH Ramsgate's Full Moon Rising (Luna)
  • BOS - CH Fire Dance Sudden Impact (Dirty Harry)
  • BOW - Whispering Pine Aloha Kahuna (Rollo)
  • Winners Bitch - Suddenly Ham It Up (Wanda)
  • Reserve Dog - TreeNsea'S Gideon The Fabulous (Gideon)
  • Reserve Bitch - Whispering Pine Cherokee Woman (Mae)
April 13, 2014 groupphoto Click here for larger photo
Thank you! for stepping up, walking, and participating in this K-9 Cancer Walk. Our small club raised $2,645 to help the Morris Animal Foundation find a solution for fighting this terrible disease.
K-9 Cancer Walk Photo Gallery
April 6, 2014 groupphoto Click here for larger photo
The GGGSMD Club's Specialty in Merced was a blast. Here are the links to the photo galleries of this event:
Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Evening GGGSMDC Specialty
April's GGGSMDC Specialty Winners
Sunday Afternoon Yosemite Kennel Club
April 5-6, 2014 Yosemite Kennel Club Results:
Saturday afternoon
Judge: Adrian Woodfork
Sunday morning
Judge: Eva Berg
Puppy Sweepstakes CH. Fire Dance Sudden Impact - BEST of Breed (5 GC pts.)
   Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani - BEST in Sweepstakes CH. Ohlone Comet O Whispering Pine - BEST of Opposite Sex (5 GC pts.)
   TreeNsea's Gideon the Fabulous - Best of opposite sex in Sweepstakes Fire Dance the Wizard of Oz - Best of Winners
Veteran Sweepstakes CH. Northwoods Daddy o Enzo - Select (5 GC pts.)
   CH. Ohlone Comet O Whispering Pine - Best Veteran (7yr-9yr( CH. RamsGate's Full Moon Rising Select
   CH. Appleblossom Glencroft Fusion PT CD - Best of Oposite Sex in Veteran (9+ yr) Fire Dance the Wizard of Oz - Winners Dog (4 pts.)
All Breed Painted Mtn Xplorer Mackenzie's Hamish of Tillyorn - Reserve Winners Dog
GCH. CH. Fireside's The Chase - Best of Breed (5GC pts)) Alpinez Double Sweet Candy - Winners Bitch (2 pts.)
Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani- Best of Oposite Sex Alpinez Rose Gold - Reserve Winners Bitch
Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani - Best of Winners (New AKC CH)  
CH.Northwoods Dab of Magic - Select (5GC pts)  
CH. RamsGate's Full Moon Rising - Select (5GC pts)  
Fire Dance the Wizard of Oz - Winners Dog (4GC pts)  
TreeNSea's Hurricane Lukas - Reserve Winners Dog  
Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani - Winners Bitch  
Suddanly Ham it up - Reserve Winners Bitch  
 
CH Whispering Pine Aloha Kailani aka Abby, a Reba X Tucker pup. She finished with 4 majors in 4 dog shows... What a girl.. Now going for her Grand Championship.
March 20-22, 2014 Swissies at the Vallejo Dog Show - Everyone is a winner. Click here for photo gallery.
Thursday Friday
Merlin, WINNERS DOG 2 pts. (new Champion) Dirty Harry, WINNERS DOG 1 pt.
Dirty Harry, RESERVE WINNERS DOG Oz, RESERVE WINNERS DOG
Jake, BEST OF BREED Merlin, BEST OF BREED, 2 gc pts.
Enzo, SELECT Enzo, SELECT
Saturday Sunday
Dirty Harry, WINNERS DOG, "new champion" Rolo, WINNERS DOG 2 pts.
Rolo, RESERVE WINNERS DOG Oz, RESERVE WINNERS DOG
Aria, WINNERS BITCH Dirty Harry, BEST OF WINNERS & BEST OF BREED 5 pt major Dirty Harry, BEST OF BREED
Dirty Harry, BEST OF WINNERS & BEST OF BREED 5 pt major Enzo, SELECT
Aria, WINNERS BITCH  
Enzo, SELECT (New Grand Champion)  
March 3, 2014 On our Interesting Links page, we've added a link to a service that provides Reviews of Health Insurance for Pets. If you're struggling in deciding which health insurance to obtain for your pet, this link may help you gather the information you need.
February 1-2, 2014

Swissy winners in Fresno's Sun Maid Kennel Club Dog Show:
Saturday's Results

  • BOB: "Jake" CH FIRESIDE'S THE CHASE.
  • BOS: "Wookie" CH SNOWY MOUNTAIN'S DEEP SPACE WOOKIE RN
  • Select: "Enzo" CH NORTHWOODS DADDY-O ENZO
  • WD/BOW: "Harry" FIRE DANCE SUDDEN IMPACT
  • RWD: "Hamish" PAINTED MTN XPLORER MACKENZIE'S HAMISH OF TILLYORN
  • WB: "Abby" WHISPERING PINE ALOHA KAILANI
  • RWB: "Mae" WHISPERING PINE CHEROKEE WOMAN V TNS

Sunday's results

  • BOB: "Luke" GCH CORNERSTONE'S COOL HAND LUKE CD CGC
  • BOS: "Abby" WHISPERING PINE ALOHA KAILANI
  • BOW: "Abby" WHISPERING PINE ALOHA KAILANI
  • WD: "Rolo"
  • RWD "Harry" FIRE DANCE SUDDEN IMPACT
  • WB: "Abby" WHISPERING PINE ALOHA KAILANI
  • RWB: "Wanda"
  • Select: "Wookie" CH SNOWY MOUNTAIN'S DEEP SPACE WOOKIE RN
February 1, 2014

Mileage Logged in January 2014 or what Trekker and I did during January. Because Trekker is a neutered Swissy and thus had no dog show to prepare for, we took advantage of the very mild January weather by logging 25 hikes, for a total of 93 miles containing 9,795 vertical feet gain.

Trekker
In Sibley's clouds, click here for larger picture

Most of these hikes were off-leash over the East Bay Regional Parks and Walnut Creek/Shell Ridge Open Space. My guess is that Trekker, since he roams around when hiking off-leash, probably hiked 1.5 times the miles that I logged on my phone's hiking app.

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