DECEMBER 27th 2011
During a walk in the woods December 25th Kanda got in trouble
with a wild boar. Result: we spent X-Mas day at the vets emergency
WOKSHOP AT VIENNA (A) November 2011
Photos by Werner Schragel
With big pleasure I took the opportunity being Steve Grütters
co-trainer at the Workshop at Vienna.
Jérémie and Irena joined us and I cant count
the Dummys they threw during those days, they did a great
We have had three wonderful, exiting and very intensive days at
Vienna, not only because we have been spoiled, but also because
of the spontaneous and enthusiastic participants with their lovely
Steve took care about the beginners group
In the beginners group not only Flats, Golden, Chessies and Labs
showed their abilities but also two flushing dogs
I worked with the advanced dogs/handlers and Ive got a lot
of support from Irena
Irena always has a special sense of humour
Jérémie trained some youngsters, meanwhile
Steve had to throw the Dummys on its own
As it was bitterly cold not only the handlers wore warm jackets
HUNTING-PARTY AT THE ALSACE November 2011
Photos by Isabelle Osmane
Keen huntsmen and drovers. For everybody it was an unforgettable
The only "help" Niyol, Mato and Kanda had was a pointing
dog (Weimaraner) and he did an excellent job
WT HEART OF SWITZERLAND /Eigental October
Photos by Dr. G. Mittelbach
This time I left my dogs at home and stood behind the camera
in the expectation of judgeship.
Those present judges Peter Burton (GB), Anja Helber (D), Henny
Marcussen (D) and Pieter Rooijakkers (NL) have taken me under
ones wing and have given me real good advises and I did
learn a lot. There are thousand things you have to think about
when you are judging
Henny Marcussen and my humble self
After two long and exiting days in a beautiful country side not
only the judges have been tired
2011 NATIONAL SPECIALTY CARLISLE (PA) USA
During my holidays I stayed at the home of my old friend Janice
in beautiful Virginia.
From there we went to Carlisle (Pennsylvania)visiting the CBR
Once in a live time a Chessie freak has to be part of it!
Home and surroundings of Janice. Isn't it a lovely place.
Janice and her dogs
Impressions of the Specialty.
339 dogs have been entered in this show!
Winning dog Puppy's 4 to 6 month
Number 193: 3rd place Open Dog Class
GLEAM IS THE NEW KID IN TOWN
September 28th 2011
Gleam 7 weeks old. She is the one with the little white spot
September 21st first visit by the vet: vaccination, microchip,
examination, she is gone to rest
After a long trip home: Guy and Gleam: they seems to like each
RÉGIONAL D'ÉLEVAGE AND ÉPREUVE
B CHATILLON LA PALUD (F)
September 03./04. 2011
I was really happy that Guy came along giving me a hand with the
dogs; made live much easier!
Kanda; Champion Class 1st exc. (because it was a "Régional
d'Élevage" no CAC's have been awarded)
Mato; Field Trial Class 1st exc. BOB
Mr. J. Monçavoir was judging
Brownie; Veteran Class 1st exc.; you see her in the ring for best
veteran in show
I never thought of it but Brownie was honored "Best Veteran
in Show" WOW!
Niyol was competing at the Épreuve B; he was one of the
best dogs and passed easily.
Now we have the opportunity competing on FT in France
Can you see Niyol?...
... Now you can
WORKING TEST S'CHANF (CH) August 20st 2011
Great event: Niyol was placed 3rd at the Novice Class out of
Judges: Phil Allen, Mark and Jamie Bettinson, Jim Gale (all UK)
As it was a rather hot day high up in the mountains Niyol took
a bath after the work was done.
The mountain spring water was even for a Chessie real cold, after
a short while Niyol had enough...
CLA GAME FAIR BLENHEIM PALACE (UK) July
Photos by my friends Andreas and Heidrun and me
Blenheim Palace and its gardens
Game Fair map, it looks like an town map
Part of the gundog parking and...
... fortunately we could park in the shadow of the trees
We look cool at the waiting zone but...
...the tension rises...
...breathe deeply and face the facts
Mrs. Judy Rainey and Mr. Roger Wade have been judging. Chef Stewart:
Mrs. Mary-Jane Opie
Behind the pedestrian bridge you see the area where the water
tests took place
Fortune is brittle as glass!
During the competition "Diesel" got injured and we couldn't
work miracles but we kept the team spirit at live!
The Swiss team ended up 5th
After exiting days we said good bye to the tiny, little village
we stayed. There was nothing else than:
our pleasant, cosy hotel...
...a letter box...
...a church and
a lot of chickens!
WORKSHOP WALES May 2011
Photos by Stefan & Heidrun
The entrance to the training ground could be a little bit easier
For the first time Niyol saw the wideness of Wales
If I can trust my nose there must be a Dummy
of course I can trust my nose!
Jamie Bettinson is the very image of his father Mark
Caerphilly Castle. The largest castle in Wales
On the way back home I took the chance visiting the historic town
The most famous cathedral
Tomb of Edward, the black prince with his dog (1376)
I would have loved staying a little bit longer at that historical
place whereas Mato, Niyol and Pippi had enough of cultural asset
THE WINDSOR CHARITY GUNDOG TEST BY KIND
INVITATION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AND THE CROWN ESTATE April 09th
Judges: John Stubbs, Richard Beckerlegs, Phil Allen, Judy Rainey,
Graham Stanley, Kate Smith and Diane Ryan
Pictures by H.K. and J.G.
The Swiss Team: Steve Grütter / Diesel, Helene
Bosshard /Flicka, Heidrun Keen /Pippi,
Ruth Brandenberg /Amira, me and Mato
The 25 participating teams
Test Judy Rainey: blind beside the pond buried in bushes and water
Test Diane Ryan: 5 blinds in an aria of rough grass
Test Graham Stanley: long blind along the pond over a fence
Test Kate Smith: long mark uphill
Good bye Windsor, well return next year!
HIMMEL-CUP (CH) TEAM EVENT March 13th
Pictures by G. Mittelbach
D. Henrich (D) L. Hedman (S) and R. Kaserer have been judging
My Chessie team:
Ursula with Aponi (beginners), Cecilia with Naïm (intermediate),
me and Mato (open)
I still don't know what was wrong with Mato;
she was kind of listless and weak. Because of this she wasn't
any help for the team and the final result turned out badly...
Even though we have had fun and it was quite an experience showing
up with a Chessie Team on a team event competition.
DUMMY SEMINAR IN VIENNA (A) March
4th til 6th
Pictures by W. Schragel
Steve Grütter (Banner's Dog School) was invited to hold
a Dummy seminar in Vienna and he took me along to assist him.
Jérémie joined us and she did a great job as Dummy
Those three days have been very impressive:
enthusiastic participants with lovely Labs, Flats and Chessies
at any age (amazingly no Goldens),
grounds we only can dream of, sunny but real cold weather
and last but not least: the Austrian hospitality and friendliness
A SPLENDID WINTER DAY
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