FCRSA National Specialty Results

We had a great time at the FCRSA National Specialty at Purina Farms in St. Louis and our team brought home its share of ribbons.  Thank you to all our wonderful owners and special thanks to Bryana Pierce for your excellent grooming and handling skills.  Happy to have you on the team.  A black dog will be coming your way!  Please join us in congratulating the following dogs and owners:

GCH Gamekeepers Iron Man RA CD JH WCX “Cal” – Deanna German and Ed Zawodny

  • HIGH IN TRIAL!
  • 1st Place Novice B
  • Q Senior Hunter

GCH Gamekeepers Carbon Night BN JH – Linda and Randy Schmidt

  • Judge’s Award of Merit in Best of Breed
  • Q in Rally Novice B
  • Q in Novice B Obedience
  • Q Junior Hunter
  • BUD Award Winner

CH Amani Bedazzled MH WCX HOF “Charm” – Maria and Mitch White

  • 1st Place 11+ Veteran Bitch Sweepstakes
  • 2nd Place 11+ Veteran Bitch Regular Classes
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame

CH Amani Top Gun MH WCX “Ace” – Mitch and Maria White

  • 2nd Place 11+ Veteran Dog Sweepstakes
  • 2nd Place 11+ Veteran Dog Regular Classes

CH Gamekeepers Black Diamond CD MH WCX “Dazzle” J&L Smithberger, Maria White

  • 1st 7-9 Veteran Bitch Regular Class
  • 2nd Place Brood Bitch (shown with Chick and Bode)

CH Gamekeepers Double Black Diamond JH WCX “Bode” – Ray and Eloise Girt

  • 1st Place Working Dog

CH Gamekeepers Fire and Rain UD RE SH WCX “Taylor” – J&L Smithberger, Maria White

  • 2nd Place 7-9 Veteran Dog Regular Classes

CH Gamekeepers Boom Chicka Wow Wow JH WC “Chick” – Mitch and Maria White

  • 1st Place Working Bitch
  • Judges Award of Merit – Unsteady Singles
  • Q Working Certficate

Gamekeepers Good Timin’ Man JH WC “Dandy” – Anne and Ev Campbell

  • Q Junior Hunter
  • Q Working Certificate

CH Gamekeepers Femme Fatale JH WC “Marlowe” – Sandy Muer and Maria White

  • Q Working Certificate

CH Gamekeepers Big Red 1 SH WC “Alex” – Linda and Rob O’Leary

  • Q Senior Hunter
  • Q Working Certificate

The Long Winter is Over…

and the silence is broken!  Sorry for the lack of updates over the long, cold winter, but updating the website took a back seat to a personal loss.  My wonderful Uncle Mike (Michael H. Helberg) passed away in January after a long series of health battles.  Uncle Mike was one of a kind and lived his life to the fullest, leaving nothing left undone.  His generosity, thirst for knowledge, love of people and zest for life made him larger than life.  It was like someone sucked the air out of the room when he left us.  We all miss him greatly.

Mitch, Kyle and the dogs had a fantastic winter down in Clermont, Florida, made doubly wonderful by the fact that I was able to join them and bring my mare, Stone.  We have loved every minute of our time here.  We would like to sincerely thank Wayne and Sharon Gey for their friendship and hospitality.  We are blessed to know you and count you among our friends.

Stay tuned.  I will be posting a long list of brags starting with some hunt test accomplishments and continuing with our great showing at the 2015 Flat-coated Retriever Society of America’s National Specialty.

Early Christmas Presents at the IX Shows

Santa came to the IX center in Cleveland and he was very good to Gamekeepers!  Alex, CH Gamekeepers Big Red 1 SH, earned his CH plus his first GCH points – a 4 pt GCH Major.  Chick, CH Gamekeepers Boom Chicka Wow Wow JH, finished her CH.  Bode, Gamekeepers Double Black Diamond JH WCX, earned his second Major and Cal, GCH Gamekeepers Iron Man CD RA JH WCX, turned in two brilliant Novice B performances (198 1/2 and a 198).  What great way to end the year!

Thanks and an extra Merry Christmas to our fantastic owners and their fantastic dogs Linda and Rob O’Leary (Alex), Ray and Eloise Girt (Bode) and Deanna German and Ed Zawodny (Cal) and to our extraordinary handlers Bryana Pierce and John Benoit.