The four teams: me and Niyol, Karin Klein and Ally,
Daniela Peter and Bones, Jürgen Knab and Lily
Even the weather was really bad a group of hunting horn blowers
bid us welcome, just lovely!
CHESAPEAKE WEEKEND PETWORTH (GB) September
A huge number of Chesapeake's participated in the autumn training
and WT weekend organized by the British Chessie Club.
It was a great event, superb training grounds, woods and open
fields and the area for the WT was just outstanding.
The tests where set up along, in and over water surrounded by
reed. Not an easy terrain but most of the brown dogs did well
and you could see only happy faces at the end of the day.
To my surprise Niyol placed 1st. in the Open class beating his
mother Mato who placed 2nd.
Many thanks to the organizers Jason, Jacky and Chrissie as well
as Mr. Chris Rose who was judging and last but not least to all
the helpers and participants for those wonderful, exciting days!
Petworth Park (open to the public)
Have you ever seen such a huge chestnut-tree?
In the morning Jason Mayhew took the beginners, in the afternoon
the advanced under his wings and...
... he always had a smile on his face
The WT took place on Sunday. The entry: 38 Chesapeake's, wow!
The grounds where just fantastic!
Jacky, the Judge Mr. Chris Rose and Jason
Guy competed with Gleam, they begun well but later on Gleam was
running in, she just couldn't resist the water anymore... :(
One of the indefatigable helpers
Niyol showed off his best
Blind retrieve on the other side of the stream
Mato; Mark retrieve along the water but first there was a blind
over the water
Everybody was in good humour, no matter what happened and this
spirit I love about the English!
WT SCHAUINSLAND (D) 07. September
Judges: Guy Matter (CH) Ursula Friedrich (D) Petra Beringer (D)
Photos by Claudia Borchert
Schauinsland is a mountain in the black forest. It's a hiking,
mountain biking and winter sport area close to Freiburg i.B.
A warm welcome, last instructions and advises by the judges before
the moving off
Impressions of the varied country side
In the early morning it was rather chilly but later on it became
a nice sunny day
Niyol worked nicely but he lost many points because of sloppy
... he ended up with the qualification "good", he could
do much better...
Mato was full motivated but she marked badly, therefore the qualification
Wakanda, Niyol, Matoanka + Gleam
WT AND COLD GAME TRIAL CH-SCHANF August
17th /18th 2013
Judges: Sue Hutton, Liz Smith, Judy Reiny, Glenys Caldwell all GB
and Christine Schirato CH
Photos by Heike Jansky and Andrea Feist
Two wonderful days in the Swiss National Park.
On Saturday there was a WT, all classes. On Sunday a Cold Game
Trial, for Novice and Open dogs.
Both days ended up successfully for my dogs. Neither top nor flop
and once more the spoke highly of my brown ones.
The tests were fair but not at all easy.
Niyol Cold Game Novice class, test 5, single mark
Mato Cold Game Open class, test 2, two blinds
Mato looks like and is already a veteran; but working wise she
keeps up easily with the youngsters :-)
CLA GAME FAIR RAGLEY HALL EURO CHALLENGE
Judges: Mrs. Sara Gadd and Mr. Mike Tallamy
Photos by G.M. / U.M. / Michi Stöckli
RAGLEY HALL Alcester, Warwickshire
This year the Swiss Team fought very unluckily, everything which
can go wrong went wrong...
Out of eight teams we ended up on 7th place.
Nevertheless we have had a good time in GB and on top of this
the weather was fantastic during the whole week not even one raindrop
before the big event Mark and Jamie Bettinson put the finishing
touch to Niyol and Pippi
both dogs worked well and the end of the world was far away...
Gleam practiced steadiness
early morning at the Euro Challenge arena
ups, there comes a running rabbit...
the Swiss team Steve and Benny, me and Niyol, Heidrun and Pippi;
Pippi did a great job: best team dog
during the CLA any handler had the possibility competing with
non-experienced gundog in different WT classes.
Guy and Gleam took their chance and fought quite well. Guy showed
steady nerves :)
Guy seems to be a little bit strained...
but the strain was for nothing :)
Gleam did something unexpected which made them laugh
we stayed at a farm house B&B closed to the picturesque village
Bidford on the river Avon
it needs little to keep the guy's happy (Stefan and Guy in front
of our cottage at the farm house)
because the weather was absolutely gorgeous we had a BBQ on the
Avon. Stefan, Christian and Heidrun were preparing it
Irena looks rather suspicious while Michi fights the bugs
I must say, the cooks did a great job!
English Park Cattle
Niyol and Kanda July 2013
No way, I am not sharing! Catch your own fish!
WT CH-SCHANGNAU 07.07.2013
Judges: Mrs. V. Morize (F), Mr. R. Kaserer (A), F. Exelmans (B)
Photo by Yvonne Jaussi
Great success for Mato: 2nd place and JUDGES CHOICE Open Class!
Left to right: me and Mato; Bernhard Schöpf and Flash 1st
place; Olivia Erfurth and Elfi 3rd place
Brownie *15.03.1999 21.06.2013
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
(Native American proverb; tribe: Minquass)
June 5th 2013; last picture of Brownie
THE KENNEL CLUB INTERNATIONAL RETRIEVER
TEAM EVENT MAY 30/31 2013
CHATSWORTH ESTATE / Devonshire UK
Judges: Jayne Coley, Polly Dunkley, Lynn Mitchell, Phil Highfield
Chief Stewart: Graham Jones
For the first time in history of the International Team Event
at Chatsworth Estate a Chesapeake was competing and of all it
was Niyol, what a feeling!
The great variety of grounds - moorland, woodlands, lakes, walls
everything ensured a challenging competition and the tests weren't
easy at all.
Niyol, one of the youngest, inexperienced dogs tried his best,
he always wanted to please me and the points we lost where simply
because of bad handling on my side.
Even though we past all tests without any zeros. I have had the
fortune being part of this wonderful, exciting, unforgettable
A special thanks to my team members Steve; Heike and Jerémie
which believed in Niyol and always encouraged me!
I travelled together with Heike and Niyol with sweet little Anna;
I gave her a nick name: "half portion" because she is
about half as tall as Niyol :)
Sheep's everywhere as well as...
... Red Deer
The park covers 400 hectares (river Derwent)
Niyol and Anna in front of the cascade (formal garden)
Restaurants, shops and event rooms at the former stables
Swiss Team: Steve & Beni; me & Niyol; Heike & Anna;
Jerémie & Chudley
Team walk up in rather difficult grounds
From left to right: the Duchess of Devonshire; the Chairman Anne
Heading; the KC FT secretary Nigel Dear
Price giving: 3rd Team Germany (Günter Kohler/Beate Perick/Bernd
Price giving: 2nd Team Ireland (Nigel Carville/Sean Nolan/Stephen
Mc Fadden/Sean Diamond)
And the winning Team is: United Kingdom (Richard Johnston/Andrew
Fisher/Stan Payne/John Halsted jun.)
CHARITY WORKING TEST WINDSOR GREAT PARK
(GB) Saturday 20th April 2013
Judges: Tess Lawrence / Steve Pollay / Steve Crookes / Phil Allen
/ Derrick Capel / Roger Phillips
Early morning - still cool but the sun promises to come out
Some start their warm up, while others are still in the bath room
Waiting for test No. 5 where first difficulties were faced after
a smooth start
Test No. 5: what a distance to go!
Double mark in a straight line on the hill top. First thrown dummy
laying closer to be started with.
Bad luck for Pipi as she went right away for the second throw,
but she was in good company
Test No. 6: waiting zone
Test No. 6:
still waiting and looking on to the pond, which had to be crossed
by the dogs from the left to retrieve a dummy hidden in the woods
on the right
Test No. 6: still waiting and everybody using the time for a nap
Run off: running for first place; dogs had to retrieve a blind
form the pasture after crossing this tricky pond
Team No. 14 with captain Anne Crooks "the happy winners"
of the wooden spoon for coming in last
Team No. 16 the winners with captain Linda Partridge
The individual winner Jacqui Crew after the run off against Robin
Cray ( both scored 116 points)
And the Swiss winner is ..... :)
The Swiss team from left to right:
Jeremy with Chudley, Heidrun with Pipi, our friend Jacky from
Wales filling in at the last minute, Ursula with Niyol and Steve
A must! Taking pictures in front of Windsor castle.....
......but Niyol shows more interest in to a charming English lady...
NIYOL AND MATO March 2013
Photos by Angela Hänicke www.ah-hundefoto.de
Don't worry it's just playtime between mother and son; sometimes
they have their crazy moments!
INT. DOG SHOW D-OFFENBURG 09.03.2013
Judge: Mrs. C. Rossier CH (Pictures by A. Zaugg)
Kanda Veteran Class;
part of judges report: "lovely 10 years old bitch in excellent
Kanda earned exc.1 / CAC
Gleam Intermediate Class;
part of judges report: "correct proportions and top line;
nice feminine head; good coat; free mover"
Gleam earned exc.2 /R-CAC
WT "Lakeland Trophy" CH-Meienried
Single and Team Event
The dream team dogs: Pipi (open class), Niyol (intermediate class),
Lynx (novice class)
The dream team Heidrun Keen, Irena Smolcic and my humble self;
we have had a lot of fun, a great time and we ended up on 8th
I can be very proud of Niyol; out of 18 dogs only 3 have been
successful... Niyol was the runner up! :)
Victory's photo with the judges J. Mente (D) G. Matter (CH) and
W. Haag (D)
Unfortunately the 3rd placed dog was absent
In aunt Heidrun's pocket you find always a titbit :
There is a reason for everything why the
dogs didnt mate. Therefore the litter planning has to be postponed.
Leider kam es, aus was für Gründen
auch immer, zu keinem Deck-Akt.
Demzufolge muss die Wurfplanung bis auf Weiteres verschoben werden.
We plan a litter / Wir planen einen Wurf:
Cheslabben Sneak Peake JP/R WD/X/Q D-Champion VDH
Eyes: HC/PRA/RD clear (Dec. 2012)
PRA genetically clear
Augen: HC/PRA/RD frei (Dez. 2012)
PRA genetisch frei
Eyes: HC/PRA/RD clear (Dec. 2012)
PRA genetically clear
Augen: HC/PRA/RD frei (Dez. 2012)
PRA genetisch frei
Cheslabben Sneak Peake
Sneak has a wonderful, friendly disposition,
nothing disturbs his equanimity. His hunting abilities are
well proven, either with Dummys or with game. In the
show ring he is an over flyer.
On top of this his health records are excellent an additional
reason to choose him as a stud dog.
"Sneak hat ein freundliches, ausgeglichenes
Wesen, nichts bringt ihn aus der Ruhe. Er zeigt sehr gute jagdliche
Eigenschaften sei es mit Dummys oder mit Wild. Auf Ausstellungen
besticht er durch das Motto Kam, Sah und Siegte
Zudem hat er hervorragende Gesundheitswerte; mit ein Grund
weshalb ich ihn als Deckrüde ausgewählt habe.
More information about Sneaks
work and show results as well as more pictures
Weiter Infos / Fotos/ Resultate von Sneak
THE CHESAPEAKE IN CONTEMPORARY HYSTORY
I took the pictures from a CBR CD which was given to me; author:
Left: Early duck shooting on Chesapeake Bay
Middle: The dogs worked from boats (1940)
Right: A Chesapeake 1880
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