Off to a great start I think!
SO 2018 started off with a brand new website!
We introduced our newest member of the family when Juno joined us from VonStoisch Kennels in Quebec in April!
Grady finished the following titles:
UKC CD, CKC CD, UKC Rally Level 2, CKC Rally Advanced
She started both her UKC Rally Level 3 and CKC Rally Excellent titles.
She earned 2 High in Trials (one CKC and one UKC)
Hopefully 2019 will bring her some finished up titles and perhaps some puppies of her own 🙂
Scotia’s 2018 was relatively quiet. We are working hard towards utility, meantime we have been playing lots in rally. She earned a UKC Rally High in Trial in March, she earned the first leg of her UKC Rally Level 3 title as well, and we are hoping for a Top 5 in Canada placement for CKC Rally to be confirmed sometime in early 2019.
We also lost our old man Ruckus to cancer in early August, which was very sudden and devastating …. F*#K cancer ….
SO onto 2019, we hope that it will prove to be a good and prosperous one for everyone!
September 8-9, 2018:
This was a busy weekend because it started out in Edmonton and ended in Okotoks! The girls and I went to Edmonton to the Rose County Canine Associations Obedience and Rally Trials. We were there only for Saturday and they did not disappoint me with their work.
Grady finished her Novice Obedience title (UCD) with 2 fourth in class scores and some pretty nice, solid Stand for exams! She also earned the first leg of her Rally Level 3 title with not only a perfect 100 score, High in Class but a HIGH IN TRIAL!!! So proud of my little girl!
Scotia also earned the first leg of her Rally Level 3 title with a second in class score of 99. She had a blast in there too!
Juno had her first hotel stay, first elevator rides, and first weekend of hanging out at the UKC trials and she took all of it in stride! So proud of her too!!
Red was in Okotoks at the CKOC show and he finished his CKC Novice Obedience title! Way to go you two!!!
Sunday, we also attended the CKOC show. Juno was in conformation where she won her class and showed really well. I am looking forward to her maturing.
Both Grady and Scotia were entered in Rally Excellent, both girls went in totally cold because I literally ran back from conformation and swapped armbands and dogs. They were fabulous, earning High in Class (98, Grady, second leg towards her title) and second in class (97, Scotia).
August 4-5, 2018:
Well we spent 2 days at the AKC show here in Calgary at the amazing Spruce Meadows, which also included the Rottweiler Club of Canada Regional Specialty.
On the 4th at the Rottweiler only Obedience and Rally trials, both Scotia and Grady were entered in Rally Excellent and both girls qualified placing second (Scotia, 98) and third (Grady, 95, first leg of her RE). My Grady really picked me up by having an excellent round in Novice Obedience earning her final leg to complete her CD title with a High in Class score of 198.5 BUT to top this, she also earned HIGH IN TRIAL at the specialty as well! To say I am over the moon is an understatement!
In conformation all three of my girls were entered, Scotia in Veterans, Grady in BBE and Juno in Baby Puppy. THAT was a lot of running …. they all showed well, and I had a blast with them!
On the 4th, Scotia and Grady were both a little too full of beans to qualify in Rally Excellent (oye) … one day stars, the next day clowns …..
Juno however went Best Baby Puppy in Breed, she showed so much better today than yesterday so it will come with time for her!
Also, Red earned his first Novice Obedience leg with a 196.5 in Novice A. This was their first time in the obedience ring and and it was a HIGH IN CLASS! Well done Red and Sada!
Also, in extremely sad news, we lost our old man, Ruckus, on the 3rd, very suddenly and unexpectedly of hemangiosarcoma. It was a total shock. 2 days before his 11th birthday we had to say goodbye …. RIP my boy
June 1-4 : In Edmonton at the NACA dog show, Red and Sada earned two legs of their Rally Excellent title with 2 High in Class scores!
May 11-12: Scotia, Grady and Juno attended the CKOC show here in Calgary for two days for some rally and obedience. Grady finished her Rally Advanced title getting her last two legs, the latter being a third in class score of 97.
She also earned one of the last two legs she needs to finish her CD title. She earned a 192 Saturday (also a third in class). Sunday her round was beautiful but she stood up on her sit stay 😦 …. so hopefully she will not be in season for the AKC show this summer so she can finish that title.
Scotia had a great time playing in Rally Advanced earning a High in Class Sunday with a 99. We are still busy working towards the utility ring but in the meantime we are having fun playing in Rally.
Juno came with us Sunday just for the experience and for a puppy of just 3 months old, the noise, smells, sounds and visuals of a dog show didn’t phase her one bit! So happy with this little girl!
April 9: We are pleased to welcome our New addition Juno, who has joined us all the way from Quebec!!
April 8, 2018 – Scotia, Grady and I went up for one day of the Red Deer and District Kennel and Obedience Club show to do some Rally and Obedience.
Grady earned her first CKC Novice Obedience leg with a 192.5 and a High in Class. She had lovely attitude, I was really pleased with her. Then she went into the Rally Advanced ring where she earned her first RA leg with a 99 and another High in Class!
Scotia and I played in Rally Advanced, as always she worked amazingly well and I did two signs wrong so unfortunately her score reflected that
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March 17-18 – Rose County Canine Association’s Spring UKC Obedience and Rally trials held in Sherwood Park, Alberta ….
We had a super busy weekend as they always are when we head up north to these trials, but they are always a blast and so well run and friendly it is all worth the time and expense to attend them.
Anyhow, Grady earned the first 2 legs of her Novice Obedience title (UCD) with a 4th and 3rd place in each of the two respective trials she was entered in. She showed me some lovely work and some areas we need to work on but overall I was very pleased with her. She also earned the three legs needed to complete her Rally Level 2 title (URO2) with three amazing rounds and with a third, second and a first place score in each (97/99/99).
Grady’s brother Red also finished his URO2 title with 2 first place rounds and he earned his first URO3 leg to top it off.
Scotia was along for the ride to play in Rally Level 2 as well, she earned herself two PERFECT 100 scores with the last one also giving her a Rally High in Trial too!
The following weekend in Camrose, AB, Red finished his CKC Rally Advanced title with another first in class and the following day he earned another point towards his championship going Winners Dog!
In Regina, Saskatchewan Nessa (who is out of our Jimmy x Scotia litter from 2014, litter sister to our Grady) earned her Novice Trick Dog title with her Momma Phyllis! Way to go ladies!!
January 20-21 – Alberta Kennel Club Winter Classic here in Calgary at Spruce Meadows, Red and Sada were entered in both conformation and Rally Advanced and I am very proud to say that Red picked up two more points towards his Canadian Championship going Winners Dog and Best of Winners on Saturday, owner/handled by Sada. Sunday he picked up his second Rally Advanced leg with a 98. We are super proud of this team!
We received the confirmation beginning of the month that Scotia has been awarded the Rottweiler Club of Canada Versatility Excellent award and that Grady is now on the Rottweiler Club of Canada Honour Roll …. great start to the year I think!
We also received notice that Scotia was the #5 Rottweiler in Canada in Rally Obedience for 2017!