CHRISTMAS SHOW SWISS RETRIEVER CLUB Dec.
11th 2012 CH-Olten
I guess almost everyone knows the 1969 Hit Oh Happy Days
and today this song became a synonym because Gleam got not only
the award best Junior of Breed but also Best of Breed and Niyol
turned out to be BOS.
Therefore a real happy day in the show ring!
ICW GUT ACHBERG (BAVARIA) 12th - 14th October
Photos by Elli Winter and Angela Haenicke
Proud owners of about 80 Chesapeake's took the chance to participate
in the International Chesapeake Weekend.
On Friday each one could show its talent either at the Dummy training,
training with cold game or rally obedience.
The WD/X/Q trial as well as the rally obedience test took place
on Saturday, the show on Sunday.
It was very interesting seeing many different types of Chesapeake's.
A pay Anja and her tireless helpers a big compliment because such
an event can't be held without them!!!
Click on www.runthatdog.de
and you find pictures as well as show and tests results.
Niyol waits for the WDX trial. Only two dogs have been successful,
he was one of them.
Gleam and Mato; isn't it a lovely picture!
Mato was the winner of the Master Class
An unexpected spectator during the trial
It's show time with the judge from the USA Betsy Horn-Humer. (Eastern
Gleam EXC 3rd Youth Class
Mato EXC 3rd Working Class
Kanda EXC 2nd Veteran Class
Best in Show: Double Coat's Nicholas Nickleby owned and handled
by Gerlinde Boross
WT Test St. Hubertus CH-Silvaplana Sept.
Pictures by: Dr. G. Mittelbach
It was a lovely day and beautiful countryside.
Niyol (Intermediate Class / Mato Open where eager to work but
it wasn't my day: I handled the dogs badly and therefor both of
them ended up only with the certificate "good"
Declan Boyle (IR) Ronny Farelly (IR) Carsten Schröder (D)
and Henny Marcussen (D) have been judging
Niyol at test n°1: Mark in the open water but of course first
he had to go for a proof fired blind retrieve
Finally the fun part of the test!
Ronny Farelly and Declan Boyle had already closing time and came
down watching the spectacle on test n°1
Mato also on test n°1: the open dogs had to cross the water,
running up the hill searching for a blind, certainly without a
Afterwards a more or less hidden mark past the spectator's
DRC RETRIEVER SHOW D-WINNENDEN 15.09.2012
Gleam Junior Class 1st. exc. CAC
Mato Working Class 1st. exc. CAC / best bitch / BOS
Cousins of Mato: Elakha's Beothuk and Elakhas Thandiswe; both
earned the CAC in their classes
COLD GAME SWISS CLASSIC CH-S'CHANF 19.08.2012
Judges: G. Stephenson / N. Coates / M. Newsam all GB and G. Matter
Picture by Jacqueline Koch
At the Cold Game Class B Mato showed up in great form.
There was a runoff for 3rd place and Mato took her chance and
ended up on the distribution of trophies.
Anja Möller and "Bracken" (winner) / Andy Blockus
SUMMER HOLIDAYS WALES UK July 2012
Unfortunately the CLA Game Fair at Belvoir Castle cancelled due
to rain. (see www.cla.org.uk/gamefair2012)
Nevertheless we traveled to GB and spent unforgettable days in
The grounds at the Bettinson's where rather wet and muddy but
training days together with friends makes you forget the nasty
The horses couldn't care less about the Retriever running around
on their territory
Watch carefully the sky and Jamie: he threw some magical dummy's,
he couldn't believe it.
After three days of training we started the sightseeing trip thru
First we took a look at St Fagans National History Museum, an
open-air museum. It shows how the people have lived and worked
over centuries. Many of the buildings have been Re-built or Re-erected
Circular pigsty; about 1800
Typical of the better class farmhouse about 1508
With a little bit of luck you can see the very rare tannery pits.
The luck wasn't on our side.
Celtic village Re-created 1992
The beautiful town St Davids and its gorgeous Cathedral
Part of the Cathedral is dating back to the 12th century
Wale's west coast
For me it seemed to be early spring but for the Wales guy's its
Water closets are definitely not a human invention.
The blue lagoon
The water in the blue lagoon is really turquoise-blue
Where rabbits are, the falcon is not far
On Wale's west coast you can find several prehistoric graves
Of course we took our litter home but not to France.
WORKING TEST "MOUNTAIN TRIAL"
CH-SCHANGNAU July 7th 2012.
Photos by Christoph Gross
Schangnau is situated in the lovely Emmental.
In the Novice Class we had different grounds to work on, perfect
weather, rather difficult, but fair test's and benevolent judges
but: only 11 dogs out of 37 have been successful... Niyol was
one of the lucky ones. He ended up on 5th place. I am very proud
WORKSHOP BETTINSON'S CH-BÜLACH JUNE
22. to 24.
Photos by: Stefan Smolcic
Once more Bettinson's three day workshop in Bülach. Lots
to learn for dogs and handlers
Niyol over the fence like an eventing horse
On Sunday I changed the game and served as a helper. In fact you
can learn a lot too, if you watch carefully!
WTA FINAL F-COMBRIMONT 16./17. June 2012
Photos by: F. Glory
This Working Test was a two day event with a final score after
the second day.
The tests where very fastidious and the judges weren't easy to
The Vosges Mountains. Isn't it a beautiful area!
Niyol was the winning dog of the Initiation (Novice) class. Only
9 out of 24 dogs passed successfully
Instead of photos "Niyol in action" the official result
Mato, Open class. Actually she worked very well but there was
real bad handling on my side...
Therefore: Out of 20 dogs 8 passed and she was classified 8th
Walking on towards the last test
Guy looked at my bad handling very suspicious but: "silence
is golden and speech is silver"...
All done, let's go home and relax!
CHARITY WORKING TEST WINDSOR (GB) April
Judges: Mike Tallamy, Phil Bruton, Robin Watson, Phil Allen,
John Stubbs and Mark Bettinson
Once again, the B&B's in good old England are just fantastic!
The Swiss Team: Heidrun Keen and Pipi, Steve Grütter (Captain)
and Benny, Christine Roth and Lara, me and Mato, Jérémie
Gueneau and Chudley
It seems that Christine and Heidrun are rather suspicious...
...and the faces of Steve an Jérémie quite tense
Test N° 4: a long Mark diagonal over a ditch and Mato couldn't
do any better; 20 points out of 20 :)
Test N° 2: each dog had to work a rather long Blind without
Test N° 1: waiting area; a long double Mark in the open field;
Mato did excellent on the first Mark but the second one wasn't
as good :(
This gentlemen dressed very British
This wooden ladle was the award for the last qualified team meaning
they better do the cooking instead of handling dogs...
Real British humor!
The captain of the awarded team took the challenge trophy with
a big smile and so did everybody else.
Big crowd in front of the result lists
Also Guy enjoyed supporting our team
Yes, of course we left the keys!
WT MEIENRIED (CH) 03./04. April 2012
Single and Team event
The genuine dream team!
Heidrun and Pipilotta, Rahel and Miss Moneypenny, me and Niyol
The judges came from Austria: Mr. S. Hochreiter; Mrs. S. Horvarth;
Mr. H. Deutinger
Photo by Yvonne Jaussi
Photo by Yvonne Jaussi
Photo by Beatrice Müller
At the end our team was placed 6th out of 20; not bad at all :)
(Single event: Niyol obtained the qualification "good")
Photo by Beatrice Müller
FIELD TRIAL CLASSICS
One of my friends, J.M. Wurtz did send me those lovely nostalgic
>> Gallery 2011