Since Niyol arrived everything changed even the stars
1st CHESAPEAKE WORKSHOP IN SWITZERLAND!
November 06. / 07. 2010
Organized by Steve Grütter, Banner's Dog School
(Photos by Werner Schragel)
It was a fabulous event and everybody is looking forward to the
2nd Chesapeake´s only in 2011!
This parking lot seemed to be reserved for the Mattaponi's family
An almost never ending Chessie line
Andy Kinta (GB) trained the big boys/girls Novice/Open
Graham Jones (GB) took care of the puppys/young dogs class
Part of the Novice/Open class
Jason Mayhew trained the beginners class
Who knows what's going on in the woods
A Dummy will be thrown in the reed
That's typical Chessie like, just wonderful!
CHESSIE WEEKEND HEILIGENKREUZ
October 23rd / 24th
The Training and the WD/WDX/WDQ took place in a lovely, hilly
landscape close to Graz
As Niyol did very well during the training on Saturday they talked
me into competing in the WD
And he worked well...
... retrieving pheasants on land
as well as retrieving ducks out of the water. He finished
the WD successfully!
Also Mato had a successful day: she passed the WDQ
LATE AFTERNOON ON THE RIVER SIDE
FT ST.BENOÎT EN WOËVRE (F)
October 3rd 2010
Lakes surrounded by thick reed, covert by aquatic plants and the
ducks have been shot on extremely long distances
For the dogs much more than a daily routine. Only three
dogs survived and Mato was one of them. 3rd position
Steve and Diesel strived fruitless, no luck on this
WORKING TEST LUTTER (F)
Judges: G. Matter (CH) / R. Farelly (IRL) / J. Drury (GB) / G. Caldwell
Photos by Georg Mittelbach and G.M.
This WT took place in the beautiful Alsace on a bright sunny
day but the mood between some participants and the organizers
wasn't as bright...
Even though it was a good day for me and Mato, we finished up
on 5th place.
The participants and their dogs had a nice ride to the test on
the water, a pond in the the woods.
Ronny Farelly explains the exercise
In the woods with John Drury
Walk up with Glenys Caldwell
Walk up with Guy Matter
We cut down the (long) waiting time with very interesting gossip...
The winning teams:
3rd André Bühler, 1st Ulrike Mittelbach, 2nd Renate
WATER WORKING TEST BERLIN (D)
August 28th 2010
This event was absolutely fantastic!
Five out of six test's where set up in the water, along the border,
or on islands of various beautiful ponds.
As the Chessie's are great workers in the water it is said:
" it's an easy game". But Mato failed; we had some communication
Nevertheless we'll try again next year, it's worth it!
WT & COLD GAME TEST CH-S'CHANF
14th/15th August 2010
Photos by Christoph Gross
I just love the gorgeous Engadine and once more I took the opportunity
competing at S'Chanf.
Mato worked really well but my handling wasn't at it's best...
We finished 7th at the WT (out of 24) on Saturday; on Sunday,
Cold Game Test B 16th (out of 21).
MUNICH CUP D-EGLING
Photos by Christoph Gross
Like every year it was a great event and Mato was at her best
and took 4th place
One of the judges was Roger Touzer from Wales
A lot of people hanging around but not even my boss had a cookie
in the pocket...
My friend Claudia with her fabulous Lab "Temba"
(Photo by Dr. G. Mittelbach)
(Photo by Dr. G. Mittelbach)
CLA GAME FAIR RAGLEY HALL (GB)
Photos by Anja Leistenschläger, Heidrun & Kimi Keen, and
July 19th Calais (F) Waiting for departure
July 20th Wales at the Bettinsons
Mark and Jamie prepared our team, especially the handlers (!)
for the big event
and ones more we met some VIPs: Peter
Bates and Philippa Williams
July 21st, late afternoon we arrived at the hotel in Stratford
upon Avon, the town of Shakespeare
All year long its Christmas time
Long ago, a beloved dog found its last resting place in
the park of Ragley Hall
Still quiet, but next day unpleasant news: the Italian team did
Funny garden architecture in front of a still closed restaurant
The Fair Grounds
The speakers, like every year one of them is well known Martin
Deeley, are ready: lets start the game!
Swiss team: Steve Grütter (Captain) with his Lab called Diesel,
me and Mato, Christine Roth with her Golden called Lara
Chief steward Lisa Harris gives some instructions
In the middle: the judge Lady Venetia Hugh Smith
Mrs. Barbara Kuen was also judging
Christine and Lara
Unfortunately the leader board looked not always like this BUT:
Behind England and the Netherlands THE SWISS
TEAM WAS PLACED 3rd! A great satisfaction, we really can
be very proud!
Last but not least Heidrun Keen and her Golden called Pipi
had the chance to compete with the rest of the world team
which was built because of the Italians absence
After all these excitements we did some sight seeing: Warwick
Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in England
July 26th Its time to say good bye, we'll be back next year at
WT STORMY WEATHER, Allersberg (D)
Team Event July 12th 2010
Photos by Dr.G.Mittelbach
"Stormy Weather" was the wrong name; adequate: "Red
The WT organizer Nina Leino and the judges M. Sipolo (FIN), S.
Bollen (B), P. Ahola (FIN) and T. Kühn (D)
resisted the heat as well as the participants
Great success for Jennifer Hirschfeld (G) and herCurly Coated:
We are not the champions, but the Swiss Team did well; (10 place
out of 21 teams)
Christine Roth and "Lara", me and "Mato",
Heidrun Keen and "Pipi" before...
... And after the exercice "hunting lost game" in the
huge high grass field on the right.
(many teams failed but our team worked exremly well; 56 out of
I had to cheer-up Mato; she don't likes the heat at all; a Chessie
prefers cold, icy weather...
When the game was over, finally the dogs could cool down; even
the water wasn't really cold, they loved it!
NIYOL MEETS HIS COUSINS FROM GERMANY
AND PORTUGAL July 5th 2010
Elakha's Angeni "Makeba" from Portugal; Elakhas Ahyoka
"Yoki" from Germany;
Grandma Brownie; Niyol
OPEN CLASS COLD GAME TEST WEISSENSTEIN
Photos: Doris Reck
After Mato's "antenatal care" we went back to busyness
...she began very well...
...was retrieving nicely any birds...
...no problems walking in line...
...but the rabbit was the ruin - she dropped it, Good knows why!
Nevertheless, we had a lovely day!
MY BROWN PACK May 2010
Brownie, Niyol, Mato and Kanda
AT THE BETTINSON'S APRIL 2010
Only three dogs means "an easy walk-up"
At the Bettinson's you always meet some "VIP's";
this time Janet Morris, Penrose Chesapeake's
During the training the dogs have the opportunity retrieving over
ME AND MY GANG February 17th
Because of the gang Brownie, Kanda and of course Mato are on short-time
Therefore no news but in short space of time business as usual...
If F. Botero would have painted her, she would be a million$ dog...
In the woods January 15th
At present Mato is 6 weeks pregnant, even though she speeds at
Outing to the Grand Ballon, Alsace's highest
January 3rd 2010
Almost an alpine view-point
Kanda and Brownie
Mato (slowly her stature is changing)
Mato is gravid January 2010
Thats the one I am going to keep :-)
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