Monday Mischief ~Sticky Mouth

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Gambler, Gambler, Gambler is about all I can say……Yesterday we had another UKC HRC hunt test hosted by WISILL club. Gambler and I were running our second seasoned test today. It was a fair test the judges set up. Started out with a walk up, I shot at the bird, blew my whistle and Gambler sat there like a statue until I released him. Picked up the bird and came back where I took it from him. We continued up to the line where we had to start off picking up a water blind. I shot the shotgun to signal there was a blind to be run and he lined the blind across the pond with one whistle sit refusal when he got near the blind, I tried to sit him to cast him back to the blind but he “winded” in and didn’t sit and just went and grabbed the blind. It was a 32 yard blind through hopping water. Next was the double on water. He lined both marks and brought the birds back to me with no problems, on his way back with the last bird I had to shoot a diversion bird. He went and picked that up and I thought we were home free. Until the mischief began…….I told Gambler “out” to release the bird and he wouldn’t release the bird. I tried everything to get him to release, I got him up and moved him, I sat him down and tried again, I got up and moved again but he was locked tight on the bird. He wasn’t giving it to me. I finally had to manually open his mouth to get the bird out and since I did that he didn’t “deliver to hand” so we failed. What he did was what we call “sticky mouth” and it is a no no and you need to be on top of it before it gets out of hand. The only reason I would think Gambler did that was because he wanted to keep working and he is catching on that when he gets his birds he is done working and back to the truck so if he doesn’t give up the bird he thinks he is still out working, at least that is my thoughts on it.

On a much happier note and only a little mischief Glory and I passed her first started test. She has been having a issue with swimming out to long marks by not getting in or getting in swimming a few yards and coming back. She jumped in and got her short mark with no problems came back and on to birds number two which was a long mark. I lined her up, bird came out released her and she went to the side of me and was looking down the bank to see if she could get there another way, I rehealed her and send her again and she went only two feet, I then said “fetch it up” and she jumped in and swam right to the mark and brought it back. She passed by the skin on her teeth. Time to work on more water work!

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Big News #2 ~ Glory’s Invite To The UKC Premier

20th Annual PREMIER
Premium List
Hosted by The United Kennel Club, Inc.
Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground
2900 Lake Street • Kalamazoo MI 49048
June 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2013

Glory and I got her invite to the 20th Annual Premier, the United Kennel Club 2012 Top Ten Finals Competition held in Kalamazoo, MI June 13, 2013.

By achieving a 2012 Tip Ten Show Dog ranking, your dog has earned the chance to compete in the 2012 Top Ten Show Dog finals competition. This achievement makes all of the hard work well worth it. 

The Invite.

The Invite.

Glory and I started showing in UKC conformation in July 2012, she got her show title in August 2012,  you can read about it here. This was the first time I have ever shown any of my dogs, usually I am running hunt test and getting their titles in field work not show. This was a bran new experience for me, an experience that I will defiantly keep on doing. I was so proud to have been able to put a CH in front of her registered  name: CH Sand Spring No Gut’s No Glory.

Glory was the Sixth Chesapeake to get the most points from showing in the 2012 year. She won 2 points

in conformation so she was the #6 Chesapeake in the UKC Top Ten Breed and Show Standings. Here is a listing of the standings.

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2012 Top Ten Breed And Dog Standings
The current Top Ten Results By Breed, Organized Alphabetically

TOP TEN LIST FOR 2012
Posted JANUARY 18, 2012 
for events through DECEMBER 31, 2012
NEXT UPDATE: JANUARY 25, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

01. CH SHR Sand Spring Evry Paws A Winner

Joann Stancer

    4

01. CH Chesabar Dyna Glide

Mark Glaspey or Tina Camp

    4

01. CH Chesabar Found My Mojo

Kim L Cramer or Tina Camp

    4

04. URO1 CH HR UNJ Whiskey Creek’s Duke Chasceri

Charles R Prowler or Katherine E Case

    3

04. CH Mercer’s Takin’ On The Outfit

Robert Boyd

    3

06. CH Sand Spring No Guts No Glory

Jo Ann Stancer

    2

07. CH URO1 Calico Raspberry Bacardi

Katherine A Nelson

    1

Having been in the Top Ten Breed and Dog Standings brings us to be able to get invited to the UKC Premier and got an personal invite to the 2012 Top Ten Finals Competition. The Premier is the UKC version of Westminster. Anyone can enter their dogs in several venues during the 4 day competition but only the one’s with a personal invite can enter in the Top Ten Finals Competition.

The Premier website: http://www.ukcdogs.com/Web.nsf/WebPages/DogEvents/Premier

The Premier list: http://res.ukcdogs.com/pdf/2013PREMIERPremiumList.pdf

This is a list of the different venues:

Conformation
Obedience • Rally Obedience
Agility • Weight Pull • Terrier Racing
Dock Jumping • Lure Coursing

Another bonus is that since Gambler has received a UKC hunting title (he has his UKC Started (SHR)  title) he can enter the Total Dog Competition on Saturday for a chance to receive his Total Dog title.

***** NEW**** Total Dog Hunting Title Buy-In! With special
permission from the United Kennel Club, dogs that have
earned a hunting title in any hunting event recognized by UKC
on or before April 1, 2013 can enter PREMIER as eligible for
Total Dog. All dogs must be designated as entering Total Dog
upon submission of entry into the Conformation class in
which the dog is eligible for on Saturday June 15, 2013.
Total Dog Qualifiers Parade, Total Dog Groups
and Total Dog Best In Show Competition.
On Saturday June 15, 2013 in the Main Expo Building, approximately
a half hour after the conclusion of Saturday’s PREMIER Best
In Show competition, the following will take place (consult the
Judging Program for changes in time or location):
1. A parade of “Total Dog” qualifiers will kick-off this special recognition
and competition. All Total Dog qualifiers (dog AND handler
teams) will report for the parade of Total Dog qualifiers, followed
by the announcement of the Total Dog Qualifiers.
2. Next, all Total Dog qualifiers will immediately compete in Total
Dog Groups. The Total Dog Groups are the standard eight group
designations. Each dog that qualifies will compete in the group
that its breed belongs to.
3. Lastly, the Total Dog Group One winners will proceed to the judging
of the PREMIER Total Dog Best In Show competition. A 2013
PREMIER Total Dog Best In Show and 2013 PREMIER Total Dog
Reserve Best In Show winners will be selected.

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Glory ukc ch

 

Glory was bred by and owned by JoAnn & John Stancer of Sand Spring Chesapeakes. Her Dam is HRCH Sand Spring Hurricane Nellie SH and her Sire is CH Port Side’s Great Xpecations MH** owned by Ron & Virginia Reed. Thank you Ron and Ginny for such a great breeding!

Needless to say I am so excited to be invited to the Premier with 2 of my Chesapeakes. Hopefully Glory, Gambler and I will make Sand Spring Chesapeakes proud!

Big News ~The UKC Premier Invite

20th Annual PREMIER
Premium List
Hosted by The United Kennel Club, Inc.
Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground
2900 Lake Street • Kalamazoo MI 49048
June 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2013

Gambler and I got his invite to the 20th Annual Premier, the United Kennel Club 2012 Top Ten Finals Competition held in Kalamazoo, MI June 13, 2013.

By achieving a 2012 Tip Ten Show Dog ranking, your dog has earned the chance to compete in the 2012 Top Ten Show Dog finals competition. This achievement makes all of the hard work well worth it. 

The Invite.

The Invite.

Gambler and I started showing in UKC conformation in July 2012, he got his show title in August 2012,  you can read about it here. This was the first time I have ever shown any of my dogs, usually I am running hunt test and getting their titles in field work not show. This was a bran new experience for me, an experience that I will defiantly keep on doing. I was so proud to have been able to put a CH in front of his registered  name: CH SHR Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner JH.

Gambler was the first Chesapeake to get the most points from showing in the 2012 year. He won 4 points in conformation so he was the #1 Chesapeake in the UKC Top Ten Breed and Show Standings. Here is a listing of the standings. Glory was also in the top ten but that will be another days story.

The Top Ten Certificate.

The Top Ten Certificate.

2012 Top Ten Breed And Dog Standings
The current Top Ten Results By Breed, Organized Alphabetically

TOP TEN LIST FOR 2012
Posted JANUARY 18, 2012
for events through DECEMBER 31, 2012
NEXT UPDATE: JANUARY 25, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

01. CH SHR Sand Spring Evry Paws A Winner

Joann Stancer

    4

01. CH Chesabar Dyna Glide

Mark Glaspey or Tina Camp

    4

01. CH Chesabar Found My Mojo

Kim L Cramer or Tina Camp

    4

04. URO1 CH HR UNJ Whiskey Creek’s Duke Chasceri

Charles R Prowler or Katherine E Case

    3

04. CH Mercer’s Takin’ On The Outfit

Robert Boyd

    3

06. CH Sand Spring No Guts No Glory

Jo Ann Stancer

    2

07. CH URO1 Calico Raspberry Bacardi

Katherine A Nelson

    1

Having been in the Top Ten Breed and Dog Standings brings us to be able to get invited to the UKC Premier and got an personal invite to the 2012 Top Ten Finals Competition. The Premier is the UKC version of Westminster. Anyone can enter their dogs in several venues during the 4 day competition but only the one’s with a personal invite can enter in the Top Ten Finals Competition.

The Premier website: http://www.ukcdogs.com/Web.nsf/WebPages/DogEvents/Premier

The Premier list: http://res.ukcdogs.com/pdf/2013PREMIERPremiumList.pdf

This is a list of the different venues:

Conformation
Obedience • Rally Obedience
Agility • Weight Pull • Terrier Racing
Dock Jumping • Lure Coursing

Another bonus is that since Gambler has received a UKC hunting title (he has his UKC Started (SHR)  title) he can enter the Total Dog Competition on Saturday for a chance to receive his Total Dog title.

***** NEW**** Total Dog Hunting Title Buy-In! With special
permission from the United Kennel Club, dogs that have
earned a hunting title in any hunting event recognized by UKC
on or before April 1, 2013 can enter PREMIER as eligible for
Total Dog. All dogs must be designated as entering Total Dog
upon submission of entry into the Conformation class in
which the dog is eligible for on Saturday June 15, 2013.
Total Dog Qualifiers Parade, Total Dog Groups
and Total Dog Best In Show Competition.
On Saturday June 15, 2013 in the Main Expo Building, approximately
a half hour after the conclusion of Saturday’s PREMIER Best
In Show competition, the following will take place (consult the
Judging Program for changes in time or location):
1. A parade of “Total Dog” qualifiers will kick-off this special recognition
and competition. All Total Dog qualifiers (dog AND handler
teams) will report for the parade of Total Dog qualifiers, followed
by the announcement of the Total Dog Qualifiers.
2. Next, all Total Dog qualifiers will immediately compete in Total
Dog Groups. The Total Dog Groups are the standard eight group
designations. Each dog that qualifies will compete in the group
that its breed belongs to.
3. Lastly, the Total Dog Group One winners will proceed to the judging
of the PREMIER Total Dog Best In Show competition. A 2013
PREMIER Total Dog Best In Show and 2013 PREMIER Total Dog
Reserve Best In Show winners will be selected.

Gambler ukc ch

Gambler was bred by Alan Sandifer, he is owned by JoAnn Stancer of Sand Spring Chesapeakes. Gamblers Dam is HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH*** and his Sire is HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH of Sand Spring Chesapeakes.

Needless to say I am so excited to be invited to the Premier. Hopefully Gambler and I will make Sand Spring Chesapeakes proud!

I’m still smiling!

This weekend Gambler & Glory received their UKC Champion Show title. Gambler got his yesterday and Glory today. It was a fabulous weekend for us and I couldn’t be prouder! This all started the weekend of July 14-15, 2012. Kathy Case came up to WI to my house and since she was here visiting she said “why don’t I show your dogs in a UKC conformation show”? I said “sure that would be great” as I have never showed a dog before, so it was exciting to go to the show and watch Kathy do her magic. Kathy showed both Gambler and Glory, and in 2 days she had 120 points and 2 wins for both of them. Glory placed 3 out of 6 and 4 out of 6 in the gun dog group class, Gambler was 4 out of 5 in both shows.  They need 100 points and 3 competition wins for their title. Kathy showed me how to “stack” them and what I need to do to get them read to show and then it was up to me to finish them (I have only been to one show in my life, took classes 11.5 yrs ago with Norman and haven’t done squat since). This weekend there was another show at the same location as the show Kathy and I went to (same club also). The Wisconsin Toy Fox Terrier club held in Ixonia, WI. Saturday I entered both Gambler and Glory and Gambler was the show hog and won both shows and he got his UKC Champion with the one win in show one. The judge complimented me with the nice job I did showing him his teeth and doing it the correct way! Went back on Sunday and Glory placed 4 out of 5 in the gun dog group class to receive her UKC Champion title. The fun part with showing Glory was that when the judge examined her head her face was right by Glory’s and Glory gave her a kiss and the judge said “thanks for the kiss”! I couldn’t be happier! I haven’t had any type of show titles on any of my dogs and this feels really good. A huge THANKS goes out to Kathy for the start, the teaching and the faith that I could pull it off!

SHR U-CH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner JH    “Gambler”

Parents: HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH          X             HRCH Hope Springs Dowry MH**

U-CH Sand Spring No Gut’s No Glory      “Glory”

Parents: HRCH Sand Spring Hurricane Nellie SH         X         CH Port Side’s Great Xpectations MH

 

Still Smiling 🙂

 

This past weekend – my first UKC dog Show

My friend was coming up to WI from NC to bring a puppy up, look at a stud dog and stay with me. Since she was staying with me she asked if there were any UKC Conformation shows she could show Gambler and Glory in for me. I said yes there is and off to the show we went. I only attended one AKC Conformation in my life and it was a very long time ago so this was going to be all new to me. We got to the show and my friend used her magic fingers to make the dogs look good and away she went. Luckly this was a small show so I didn’t get lost in what was going on. I was the photographer and cheerleader. My two chessies were the only 2 chessies competing. There were 2 shows on Sat and in the ring first was Gamber. Of course he won (there were no other males) and then it was Glory’s turn and of course she won! Then they got to go in the ring for Best of Winners dog. Glory beat Gambler in both shows and then Glory got to go back into the ring for the Gun Dog group showing. She took 3rd out of 6th in the first show and then 4th out of 6th in the second show. She got a total of 70 points and 2 wins towards her title for the first day and Gambler got a total of 50 out of 100 points needed. The Second day things changed, they both won their class as they again were the only chessies there but then Gambler won Best of Winners in both shows. In the Gun Dog group showing Gambler took 4th out of 5th in both shows. So he got an additional 70 points and 2 wins towards his title and Glory got 50. They both now have 120 points out of the 100 points needed and 2 wins apiece. They each need one more win for their UKC show title. It was a fun weekend! I learned alot and I still have lots to learn by the end of August when I will have to get in the ring and do it myself.

Here are some photo’s I took as well as some Julie Darling took.

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