Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday at Gettysburg!

Wow... What a start to the week of the BMDCA National Specialty!
I had wanted to post last night; however the entire hotel was without internet due to a small FIRE that occurred in the evening. Thankfully, no one was harmed, but last I heard there were still 20 rooms without electricity.
Today many people were participating in Berner University classes thanks to the efforts of Linda Seaver and her amazing team of volunteers.
The volunteers at registration were hard at work getting folks checked in and passing out their welcome bags full of goodies. This years bag is great, a large heavy duty tote bag that zips - I envision this one going to many a dog show in the future.

On to the results...

Today saw PERFECT tracking conditions - the sky was overcast, it was a little breezy and a little drizzly. No worries about the dogs overheating.

Here are the results for the tracking test: CONGRATS to all that earned new titles!

Tracking Dog Excellent:

Brighteye Starz In Her Iz CD TD RE AX AXJ VCD1 Owner: Jean Munger & Deborah Hotze

Johanna V Lupine CD RA TD Owner: Philip Keating

Tracking Dog:
Betruf Zurrimutzi v Southwind Owner: Cheryl & Bill Brickach
Kaibab Harper’s East of the Sun, West of the Moon Owner: Mary-Ann & Kim Bowman
Tennescott White Mountains Kedron CD Owner: Debra Sharlow
Hayfields Grand Brooknoll CDX RAE MXP AJP NFP DD NBDD; Owner:; Jan Burgan & Janet Grandstaff
Tollhaus Suisse Holiday Owner: KenHelms & Lynn Balsinger;
Ahquabi’s Fanfare For A Common Dog CD RN Owner: Kathy Berge

That's right, two new TDX's and SIX new TD's!!!!
On to Draft Test #1 held on the grounds of the host hotel. Conditions were equally pleasent for our
draft participants - congratulations to the following passing teams:


M101 MilesCH Adesa Spin The Bottle NDD 
Owner: Heather VanKalker-Sherwood
Handler: Heather VanKalker-Sherwood

M104 CashCH Tallpine's Guilty-Of-Arson CD RA NDD
Owner: Carolyn & Ray Crockett
Handler: Ray Crockett

MA01 DashDashing To The Rescue CD BN RE ANDD DD
Owner: Alice & Steven Clark
Handler: Alice Clark


M109 ZacWyndrift's Colors Of The Wind RE
Owner: Tracey & Chan Keith
Handler: Tracey or Chan Keith

M110 CamberWagontale's Radiant Camber CD BN RE NDD HCTs CGC
Owner: Alice & Steven Clark & Stacy Temples
Handler: Alice Clark

M111 PaddyRosa-N-Skylyn's Pandora NDD CGC
Owner: Michelle Keck & Christine McLean
Handler: Michelle Keck

M112 JosephStarlight's Reach For The Stars
Owner: Angela & Kirk Hanson
Handler: Angela Hanson

M114 BodeCH Redbarn's Granite State Pride RN CGC
Owner: Diane Caldwell
Handler: Diane Caldwell

M117 MaddieCH Brookhills Dreams N Wishes
Owner: Debbie Thornton
Handler: Debbie Thornton

M119 WillieCH Blumoon's Steamboat Willie RN
Owner: Carl Eschweiler & Christine Mann
Handler: Mary Alice Eschweiler

M121 BrokerPinnacle's Incredible Investment VCD1 BN RE TDX NA OAP NFP
Owner: RuthAnn Van Noort & Eden    Jonas
Handler: RuthAnn Van Noort

M124 HannahCH Texas Stars Zippity Do Da NDD
Owner: Jerrie Mitchell
Handler: Jerrie Mitchell

Tomorrow will be the beginning of Conformation with the Puppy Sweepstakes classes and there will be another two draft tests. Also, I will have the herding results to report! My apologies that this is being posted a bit late in the day, we had some technical difficulties with the copier that we are using to produce the newsletter.

Reminder that all "win" photos are copyright protected and may not be used without permission of the show photographer, Dawn Gabig...

Now to end on a fun note, with all of the chariots that are bringing the most precious cargo to Gettysburg, here is a small sampling of some of the vanity plates captured this morning.

Have a great night, and thanks for checking out this years BMDCA National Specialty results blog!

Carrie Roos
2012 Nat'l Specialty Welcome Book, Newsletter & BLOG Editor


  1. Carrie - Thank you so much for running the blog! It's a wonderful way for those of us who aren't able to attend to keep up! Keep up the great work!!!

    Mona Williams
    Goodrich, MI

  2. This blog is awesome!! I agree with Mona. Thank you so much! Congratulations to all the accomplishments today. A special call out to Heather VanKalker and Adesa Spin the Bottle (Miles) on their open draft test! Way to go!!!