Prince Charming is on a roll!

Prince Charming in the BIS Ring on June 13, 2015

Prince Charming in the BIS Ring on June 13, 2015

Prince Charming has been on a roll in the show ring since returning to Goshen, IN in early March to hang out with his BFF’s Lisa Bettis, Ryan Wolfe and Natalie Taylor.  In their first shows back together, Lisa and Prince Charming swept the breed in the Louisville cluster.  Within the first 3 weeks, Prince Charming earned enough breed points to take over as the #2 Flat-coat (#1 male) in the Canine Chronicle Breed Rankings and as of May 31st, he is ranked #4 in All Breed (Canine Chronicle).  In three months, Prince Charming’s won 16 group placements including back to back Group 1 wins on June 13-14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  We are so proud of this handsome, young dog and we can not wait to see what the future brings!

Lisa and PC on May 31, 2015

Lisa and PC on May 31, 2015


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

  • 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.