2016 is Full of Good News!

PCBISGroup1WP2016 has been chock full of good news so far and I am way behind on posting about it!  On April 9th at the Saginaw KC show, Prince Charming made our dreams come true by going Best in Show under Sporting Dog expert, Judge Michael Faulkner.  What an honor!  Prince Charming has really come into his own.  He and and his best buddy, Lisa Bettis have become a great team and look beautiful together.  Any one who knows me well, knows that I have always said that Flat-coat boys are at their best after their 5th birthday.  Thank you Prince Charming for proving my point.  He won his Best In Show the day after his 5th birthday!  To make an exciting weekend even more exciting, Prince Charming won the Sporting Group on Sunday and went on to win his first Reserve Best In Show too.  

Prince Charming, or PC as he is known to his closest friends, is BIS RBIS GCHS Gamekeepers Prince Charming RN JH.  He has two promising young litters on the ground with his first Champion offspring being William, CH Windy Hill Royal Heir.  William is from the Royal litter out of Diana CH Windy Hill Goddess of The Hunt.  He has a third litter on the way out of Deb Brown and Lori Kunz’s Switch (CH Artic Sun’s Cool Change JH).  More information on this exciting breeding can be found on our Gamekeepers Puppies page.

DeannaCalUDWPSmNext we have Cal, GCH Gamekeepers Iron Man UD RA JH WCX.  Cal and Deanna have been really making a name for themselves in the Obedience ring.  Cal earned his Utility Title on May 8th.  Cal and Deanna accomplished this feat in 3 weeks in only 5 attempts, with all scores of 190+ including a First Place with a 195!  Cal finished his UD one year, one month and one day after winning his HIT from Novice B at the 2015 FCRSA National Specialty.  Handsome and smart, Cal is also a great field dog,  I do believe that Deanna is willing to let go of the reins for awhile so his Daddy, Ed Zawodny, can get him back out in the field to finish up his Senior and begin working on his Master hunter.  I expect there will be more good news to come from Team Cal.

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Further proof that Gamekeepers dogs can do it all, comes from Larry and Linda Meek and Chance (MACH 4 Gamekeepers Luck Of The Draw MXG MJC CGC).  Chance completed his  MACH 4 0n May 29th, just seven months after earning his MACH 3.  As of May 12th, Chance is the #19 all time high scoring Flat-coat in the country.  He is also the #6 Flat-coat in Agility year to date. 

I wouldn’t want to leave out Anne and Everett Campbells’ Dandy (Gamekeepers Good Timin’ Man SH) who earned his Senior Hunter this Spring or Dandy’s sister Suzy (U-CDX Gamekeepers Endless Drive RN JH CDX WC) owned by Ann Gudeczauskas who earned her CDX in March.

This is just a small sample of the accomplishments by the wonderful, dedicated owners of Gamekeepers Flat-coats.  We truly appreciate you all and thank you for bringing out the very best in your dogs.  We look forward to posting more brags as the year goes on!

Gearing up for Spring/Summer Test Season!

Our wWillowRibbonsWPinter training in Florida is coming to a close.  Thank you to Wayne and Sharon Gey for another great winter of training in Montverde.

Thanks to the fantastic Joey Laughery, our kennel and property maintenance worker, the kennel looks fantastic and is ready and waiting for the return of Mitch and the crew.  This season marks Joey’s 6th year with Gamekeepers!

Mitch and the gang will be back in Ohio shortly.  Everyone made a lot of progress down south this winter.  We are looking forward to showing off the dogs and their new skills at the Spring/Summer tests.