1st AKC Master Hunter Pass~Black And White Sunday

Gambler’s 1st Master Hunter Pass 5/11/15


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Monday Mischief ~It’s not what your thinking

Today’s mischief happened yesterday at our last conformation show at the 2012 Premier. I had a junior handler handle Gambler and I handled Glory as she was still in season and I didn’t want anyone else to have to deal with that.


The junior handler took Winners Dog and Glory took Reserve Champion.


Gambler isn’t happy he won, he is sniffing my clothes.


Gambler getting his Best Of Breed win ribbon and winding up……


For the “I love you mom”


WRONG…..it’s horney Gambler getting in to mischief with all of Glory’s scent on me he couldn’t help himself.


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Monday Mischief ~Glory Show Weekend

Our mischief started Friday May 3rd and lasted until Sunday May 5th. Glory and I attended a 3 day dog show in Jefferson, WI. Put on by Badger & Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club.

All three days Glory was entered in Amateur Handler-Owner. Friday we shown under Judge Ms. Pluis Davern. Glory had one other bitch in her class. Glory won her class. She didn’t move on from there.

Saturday we shown under Judge Mr. Sidney L. Marx. Glory had 3 other dogs in her class.  Glory won her class. She then moved up and won Reserve Winners Bitch with 4 dogs in the class. There were enough bitches in this dog show so the winner got major points. Even know we didn’t get first we were very happy with our RW since that meant we were second and beat other females.

I do have to say that both these judges were so patient with a newbie like me. I was so nervous I was talking to Glory to much and they told me to “stop talking to her” that I was making her nervous. Pluis said that I didn’t need to keep telling Glory to stand for her exam after I told her the first time and Glory was standing great. She said “she is standing great leave her be”. Sidney told me to “calm down” and to “take my time” and when Glory settled down he then told me to “place her front leg in position”. I was so grateful for these judges who were patient with me.

Sunday was the last day of the show and I think Glory had enough of being clean and running around the leg. We didn’t fair to well as she got third in her class. I’m ok with third. This was another new judge and it was another new day. I’ve learned you win some and you lose some, but you really don’t lose some. You gain knowledge and practice each time you are in the ring. It is all a learning experience and I can tell you that I am learning each time and Glory is too. We had such a fun weekend we will deffiantly be back for more. Got bit by the show ring bug. John was nice enough to come along on Saturday and Sunday to take pictures.


Stacking Glory.


Judge making the first pass through.


Once around.


Coming to a stop.


Second look over.


Glory won her class.


In the ring for the second time going against the winners of each class.


Stacking (or just standing around).


Winners Bitch and Glory with Reserve Winners Bitch.

Pictures from Sunday show.





First, second, third.

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Our ribbons from the weekend.

The real mischief!

The real mischief happened at home after the show. I went out to the chicken and duck pen to do chores. I put the hose in the pool turned it on, shut the door, left to do other stuff. Came back with all 4 dogs and realized I didn’t put the board up against the door to cover up a 6 inch opening under the door. The chickens and some ducks decided they should sneek out under the opening. The dogs thought this was a free for all since the birds weren’t in their pen where they are not allowed to touch them. Gambler and Glory started chasing them Nellie caught one Norman just stood and watched as he knew this was bad news! Put Norman and Nellie in shed went back to get Gambler and Glory and they are still chasing the birds, Gambler caught one, ran around the yard like he had the major prize. I ran around the yard screaming at him to bring me the bird. This went on until he caught all the birds and held them for me to get and I put them back. I didn’t have my phone so no videos or pictures of this circus act. Thanks Gambler for helping and not hurting the birds when you were running amuck with them but really I could of gotten them in the pen by myself! Such good mischief helpers.



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1st Senior Pass

Gambler and I with his first AKC Senior pass.

  This weekend Gamber and I ran another AKC Senior hunt test. This would be his 3rd one he has ran since his Junior Hunter title the end of June. He has been training for Seniors for 6 weeks before his first test the middle of August. This hunt test was held at the Madison Retriever Club in Oregon, WI. The Senior test started on Sunday September 2, 1-12. Land was the first series. The test was a walk up with memory bird and go bird as flyer with a blind. Gambler nailed the flyer and had a small hunt on the memory bird. His blind was so so. The mishap that happend during the test was went I went to release Gambler on his first mark I called him Norman and he went, then when he came back and healed up and I said out and took the bird he blasted off for the next bird. So he now thinks his name is Norman and Out! He had the judges laughing, or maybe it was I who had them laughing. The call backs were in and they dropped 1 dog out of 50 so 49 dogs got called back to water. Didn’t get started on water until 2pm so it was going to be hard pressed to get all the dogs run in before it got dark. The test was taking about 6-7 minutes a dog. This test was a water double, a blind and a honor. The sun was moving around to be in the dogs eyes at the end of the day so the judges called it quits for the day. I was one of the unlucky ones to have to come back on Monday and finish the test. There were 9 of us. We came back on Monday and with some work in the morning Gambler went on his name and didn’t move a muscle until I said his name. He lined the go bird and the memory bird he had a small hunt. We were suppost to “challange the blind” which means keep in a straight line but of course Gambler saw a decoy out next to the blind and had to check it out and I would blow the whistle to give him a cast over and he ignored me. He did then go over and got the bird, came back and honored off lead. The judges said “he sure doesn’t like to sit on the whistle” I said “yes that is his downfall, he is a chessie and has to do it his way”. His scores were high enough to pass as his name was called at the ribbon ceremony. I couldn’t be happier, finally the little man does it! What a way to end the hunt test season. Now off to hunting!