G&G Accomplishments For The Year So Far

Miss Glory’s Accomplishments

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This has been quite a year for Miss Glory and I. I should say our year started last August 2012 when I finished Glory to her UKC conformation title adding UCH to the beginning of her name. In January Glory and I did something we have never done before. We entered a AKC conformation event, we or more so I had a blast. Glory took Winners Bitch and Best Of Opposite. She continued to do well in March where she took Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite 2 days in a row. We attended a 3 day show in May where Glory took Reserve Winners with 4 other dogs in the ring. This was a big deal to me as this was only the seventh time in a AKC ring. She also took third on the last day. Not to bad for a couple of newbies.  She has a total of 3 points out of the 15 she needs for her conformation title. Then in 2013 we were invited to the UKC Premier where she had a special invite to participate in the Top Ten as she was the #6 Chesapeake in t he Top Ten Breed And Dog Standings for 2012. Glory recieved the Award Of Excellence for the Top Ten Show. She went on to receive 2 reserve champion ribbons. She learned how to Dock Jump, starting out at 6.8 feet and ending with her best jump at 12.2 feet. This summer we worked on her UKC SHR Started title, she received 3 out of 4 passes. We ran out of HRC events so we are unable to finish her title this year. She continued to do well with passing 3 more AKC Junior Hunter tests recieving her JH title on August 25th at Manitowoc Kennel Club adding JH to the end of her name. John handled her to her first JH pass and I handled her to her last 3 passes along with the title pass. She has been trained by John and I. She is now getting ready to start the fall hunting season. Early goose is first, then a trip to Sasketchewan for some snow goose hunting then coming home to the WI waterfowl and upland season. Along with starting the hunting season she is entered in the upcoming AKC conformation shows, so her event’s for the year still arn’t finished. Glory you have been such a joy to train, you really have your own personality that makes me smile. I am so happy with your success and hope you have more success in the near future.

Her new name is:

UCH SAND SPRING NO GUT’S NO GLORY JH

(CH Port Side’s Great Xpectations MH    x     HRCH Sand Spring Hurricane Nellie SH)

DM: CBP

EIC: CBP

PRA: CBP

 

Gambler’s Accomplishments

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WOW, what a year so far we have had with “Gambler”. We have had a year of first’s. I should say our year started last August 2012 when I finished Gambler to his UKC conformation title adding UCH to the beginning of his name. Then in September I ran my first AKC Senior Hunter test ever and we ended up with a pass and his first leg out of four towards his title. Then in 2013 we were invited to the UKC Premier where he had a special invite to participate in the Top Ten as he was the #1 Chesapeake in the Top Ten Breed And Dog Standings for 2012. We went to the UKC Premier where he learned how to Lure Course where he passed two runs, one shy for his LC title. He learned how to Dock Jump where he started out jumping 3 feet then ended at 18.3 feet and received his United Senior Jumper title, adding USJ to the beginning of his name. He went 3 out of 5 BOB in the conformation ring where he received 3 legs out of 5 towards his Grand Champion title.  While at the Premier Gambler also participated in the Total Dog program. It is for dogs that have gotten a show champion and a performance title. As well as participating he qualified for Total dog proving that he is a versatile dog. The United Retriever Specialty also offered a Total Retriever where again he needed to have a show title and a performance title. He got a ribbon for his accomplishment in both venues. This  summer we worked on his UKC HRC Seasoned title, he received his HR title on August 4th at Muddy Waters Club adding HR to the beginning of his name. He continued to do well with passing 2 more AKC Senior Hunter tests receiving his SH title on August 25th at Manitowoc Kennel Club adding SH to the end of his name. I unfortuantly didn’t handle him to his UKC or AKC titles. John handled him while I continued to do all his hunt test training. He is now getting ready to start the fall hunting season. Early goose is first, then a trip to Sasketchewan for some snow goose hunting then coming home to the WI waterfowl and upland season. This should be a great year as he has really come along. Thanks Gambler for being who you are. To say I am very proud is a understatement.

His new name is:

USJ HR UCH SAND SPRING EV’RY PAW’S A WINNER SH

(HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH   x     HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH**)

Hips: Good

Elbows: Normal

PRA: CBP

EIC: CBP

DM: CBP

Dock Jumping- Ultimate Air Dog

Dock Jumping is a UKC licensed event. It is put on by Ultimate Air Dog.

Taken from UKC website:

Dock jumping is a simple, yet exciting sport that has been exploding all over the country. UKC is excited to add it as another performance event, through Ultimate Air Dogs; yet another way to have fun with your dog! There are two different forms of jumping that UKC dogs will be able to obtain titles in: Ultimate Air or Distance Jumping, and Ultimate Vertical.

Ultimate Air is the basic form of competition that started dock jumping. Dogs run down the dock and handlers try to get them to fly as far as they can after a toy. It’s a thrilling, adrenaline-driven event that is a blast for handlers and crowds alike.

How your dog can title:

UKC dock jumping (air dog) titles must be earned successively. Equivalent titles from

other venues may not be substituted for UKC dock jumping titles. Once a higher title is obtained, it will

replace the lower title of the same category.

A. Distance Jumping (Ultimate Air) Titles.

1. Initial Distance Jumping Title. To earn this title a dog must earn a qualifying **jump

score in five splashes in the same division at UKC licensed dock jumping events. The

Distance Jumping Initial Titles are:

a. United Novice Jumper (UNJ): 1” to 9’11”

b. United Junior Jumper (UJJ): 10’ to 14’11”

c. United Senior Jumper (USJ): 15’ to 19’11”

d. United Master Jumper (UMJ): 20’ to 22’5”

e. United Ultimate Jumper (UUJ): 22’6” and up

Before the Premier I practiced jumping Gambler off the pier at the lake. It took a couple practice runs then after he got the hang of it he went off the end of the pier no problem.

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Gambler has never done dock jumping by UAD. They say sometimes the dogs won’t jump into the pool as the water is clear so they don’t exactly don’t know what they are jumping into so they don’t want to go off the end. Gamblers first jump wasn’t so hot at he was unsure.

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The dokken splash and Gambler heading to the end of the platform.

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Not so sure about going off.

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Get in there.

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The flop.

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Much better take off second time around.

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Flying.

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The splash.

Here are Gambler’s jumps from his time at the Premier.

Thurs 3.8 ft         9.9         novice
Fri     13.9          16.6        senior
11.8           13.4        junior
Sat    13.6          15.9        senior
17.4          14.4        senior
Sun   16.10         17.6        senior elite
18.3          17.5        senior elite
15.1          16.9        senior
18.2           17.10      senior elite

His lowest first jump was 3.8 ft, his longest jump by the last day was 18.3 ft.

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Here is Gambler’s title certificate that came in the mail the other day.

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Glory competed also but not as many times as Gambler did as she was just finishing her heat cycle. I did the same thing with Glory as I did with Gambler by practicing at the lake. She LOVED going off the pier.

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Glory didn’t title in Dock Jumping as she needed one more splash in the novice level to title. Here are her jumps for the time at the Premier.

Sat       6.8 ft       8.10        novice
9.4          8.10        novice
Sun     12.2         9.5          junior
9.8          9.4          novice
7.10        8.4          novice
10.5        8.10         junior

A good time was had by all.