CHRISTMAS SHOW SWISS RETRIEVER CLUB Dec. 11th 2012 CH-Olten
ICW GUT ACHBERG (BAVARIA) 12th - 14th October 2012
WT Test St. Hubertus CH-Silvaplana Sept. 23rd 2012
DRC RETRIEVER SHOW D-WINNENDEN 15.09.2012
COLD GAME SWISS CLASSIC CH-S'CHANF 19.08.2012
SUMMER HOLIDAYS WALES UK July 2012
WORKING TEST "MOUNTAIN TRIAL"
CH-SCHANGNAU July 7th 2012
WORKSHOP BETTINSON'S
CH-BÜLACH
JUNE 22. to 24.
WTA FINAL
F-COMBRIMONT 16./17. June 2012
CHARITY WORKING TEST WINDSOR (GB) April 7th 2012
WT MEIENRIED (CH) 03./04. April 2012
FIELD TRIAL CLASSICS
 
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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 2012
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 Water's Kennel)


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. 23rd 2012
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 shot-sign


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 CH
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 and "Dunlin"(runner-up)

 


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 Wales


The grounds at the Bettinson's where rather wet and muddy but training days together with friends makes you forget the nasty English weather


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 Wales.
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 summertime.


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 of him!

 

 


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 satisfy


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 list


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 7th 2012
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 a shot


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 FT pictures.
Enjoy!

 

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