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.
After their successful debut in the field this Fall, Chick and Bode are now tearing it up in the show ring. Thanks to our good friend Bryana Pierce. Chick has been “in the purple” every weekend she has been out and her brother Bode is not lagging far behind. Maybe Santa will bring some new Champions for Christmas?
Chick is Gamekeepers Boom Chicka Wow Wow JH and Bode is Gamekeepers Double Black Diamond JH WCX. Bode is owned by Ray and Eloise Girt and he is their first performance dog. Chick and Bode are two years old and are out of Ruff, GCH Flatford Ruffles and Flourishes WC and Dazzle, CH Gamekeepers Black Diamond CD MH WCX.
The Blind Workshop is coming to Florida in February and is now open for entries. This workshop is being presented to help handlers succeed in training and running better blinds. The focus of this workshop will be solely on blinds and will only utilize marks as influence for blinds. During each of the three (3) days, working teams will perform various drills to improve lining, casting and handling on blinds. In addition, multiple types of blinds will be run each day. Blinds will be run that represent different levels of difficulty and each blind will be rated so that handlers may chart their progress during the seminar.
Complete details and registration information, as well as a listing of other programs being held throughout the year, can be found in the premium on our Schedule of Upcoming Workshops and Seminars page. We look forward to seeing you there!