Members' Brags

Here are our members' brags about all their dogs' accomplishments.

July 2020

  • Steve BettcherBuddy competed at an Elite Nose Work Trial in Somis. He was 2nd place in one search, got two pronounced, and found all 8 hides in the afternoon. (Jul 2020)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey has been invited to the AKC Rally National Championship at the Championship level. (Jul 2020)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph has been invited to the AKC Rally National Championship at the Championship level. (Jul 2020)

June 2020

  • Nanette FranceschiniDipper earned his Stock Dog Open Sheep and Stock Dog Open Duck titles. (Jun 2020)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope earned her Stock Dog Open Ducks, Stockdog Open Sheep and Stock Dog Open Cattle titles. (Jun 2020)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith qualified for Open Obedience Finals for ASCA Nationals. (Jun 2020)

February 2020

  • Steve BettcherBuddy got his AKC Master Scent Work Title in Watsonville on February 15th. (Feb 2020)
  • Dawn BushongMiles earned is first ever titles: Fenzi TEAM1 and TEAM1+. (Feb 2020)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellClara Jo turned 3. (Feb 2020)
  • Rebecca LogsdonAbbey , a 9 month sable & white female Sheltie, has joined the Logsdon family. Josh is in love. (Feb 2020)
  • Darlene LundbergBaaron took a 5 point major at the Golden Gate KC show at the Cow Palace, over a special. He has 11 points towards his Grand Championship. (Feb 2020)
  • Celia ReynoldsDocker (and his siblings) just turned 5. (Feb 2020)
  • Celia ReynoldsDixie is about to turn 13. (Feb 2020)

January 2020

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleCosmo , Allen’s new yellow lab puppy, was introduced to the membership. Cosmo has the same breeder as Meadow and was born on the same day (October 22nd). Cosmo is a grandson of Truman. (Jan 2020)
  • Susan SolomonNiko placed 10th out of 28 dogs in an NACSW Elite trial on January 3rd in Healdsburg, earning 68 points towards his Elite 1. (Jan 2020)
  • Laurie BerberianMeadow , Laurie’s new chocolate lab puppy, was introduced to the membership. Meadow has the same breeder as Cosmo and was born on the same day (October 22nd). Her grandmother is the Garfinkle’s Laverne. (Jan 2020)
  • Dee BogushTwig got his UD at Sun Maid in Fresno with a 195 ½ and first place. (Jan 2020)
  • Susan SolomonTot got his first qualifying score and took first place in Rally Advanced A at the Cow Palace with a score of 94. (Jan 2020)

December 2019

  • Darlene LundbergBaaron won the 9-12 month class, Winners Dog, and Best of Breed at the Indio show to become a champion at 11 months of age. (Dec 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergCharm took Best Bred By and Reserve Winners Bitch at the Indio show. (Dec 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title (THDD). She is starting to do court work. (Dec 2019)
  • Susan SolomonTot earned his NACSW NW2 title at the Citrus Heights trial on December 7th. He took 2nd place overall and 3rd place on the exterior search. On January 4th he was 2nd place at the AKC Scent Trial in Lodi and got qualifying scores in both Interior and Buried searches. (Dec 2019)

November 2019

  • Mary BayleyFeargus got his first Rally Triple Q at the San Joaquin KC show. He had a great time! (Nov 2019)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleDancer was Reserve Winners Bitch (Day1) and Winners Bitch and Best of Winners (Day 2) at the San Joaquin KC show, both majors. (Nov 2019)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellClara Jo got her championship at Napa. She is their first homebred champion. (Nov 2019)
  • Lynne PriceMinyan got her Trick Dog Novice and Trick Dog Intermediate titles. (Nov 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey got her 20th Triple Q in Rally in Stockton. (Nov 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph got her 21st Triple Q in Rally in Stockton. (Nov 2019)
  • Nanette FranceschiniDipper got a 1st Place in Rally Novice with a perfect 200 score at the Australian Shepherd Nationals in Bakersfield. He also earned a qualifying score in "Started Ducks" - his first time trialing in herding. (Nov 2019)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope earned a qualifying score in Started Ducks and got 1st Place in Novice Obedience, beating all 26 dogs at the Australian Shepherd Nationals in Bakersfield. She has also qualified for the Obedience Finals. (Nov 2019)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith got 2nd place in Open Obedience at the Australian Shepherd Nationals in Bakersfield. She has also qualified for the Obedience Finals. (Nov 2019)

October 2019

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleDancer went Best of Breed from the Bred By Class at the Del Valle KC show. She beat 54 Labs, including 12 Specials, for a 4 point major. (Oct 2019)
  • Phyllis GunhouseTickle got his CDX in three tries, with three 1st places and one HIT at the Del Valle KC show, with a great score of 199. On to Utility! (Oct 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergBaaron was Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best Puppy and Best Owner Handled at the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Specialty, for a 5 point major. This was worth the trip to Colorado. (Oct 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey earned her Rally Master 3 Title and Triple High Combined at the Vallejo DTC Trial. (Oct 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph also did well at the Vallejo DTC Trial, placing 1st in both Master and Advanced with scores of 99 and 100, respectively. (Oct 2019)

September 2019

  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her Dock Junior title on Sept 21 2019. (Sep 21, 2019)
  • Connie HolmTeemu ’s birthday is on Wednesday. He will be 5 years old. (Sep 11, 2019)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith earned her OTCH. (Sep 2019)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy (FC Bonnfel's Spirit Hunter in Red Lace V Lookingglass SWA SCE CGC) competed in the Scent Work Trial in Lodi. She earned 2nd place and her 3rd leg in Excellent Exterior so we can add a new title, SEE, behind her name. She also qualified for her 1st leg with a 3rd place in Excellent Buried. The judge exclaimed that Lacy was the 1st dog to pass both of those tests that day. (Sep 2019)
  • Carolyn MengesStella (Sausage Stables V Setser Kimber SL, SWN, CGC) competed in the Scent Work Trial in Lodi. She earned her 3rd leg in Advanced Container and a new title, SCA, to add behind her name. She also qualified for her 2nd leg in both Advanced Interior and Advanced Buried. (Sep 2019)
  • Lynne PriceMinyan passed her LOAL control exam. (Sep 2019)
  • Susan SolomonTot earned his Rally Novice title this past weekend. He did a hat trick, getting qualifying scores at all 3 trials held this weekend at Cal State. (Sep 2019)

August 2019

  • Phyllis GunhouseTickle got his CD at the Mensona KC show on August 23, 2019, where he got his 3rd Novice B leg with a score of 196.5 and 2nd place. (Aug 23, 2019)
  • Susan SolomonNiko earned his NACSW NW3-Elite title in Cambria, CA on August 4. (Aug 4, 2019)
  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell celebrated his 9th birthday on August 3rd. (Aug 3, 2019)
  • Dawn BushongMiles has joined their family. He is a 10 week old English Shepherd. (Aug 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergBaaron was Best of Breed at Mensona for a 3 point major and Best of Breed at Grass Valley. (Aug 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergCharm was Best of Breed at Mensona for a 3 point major. (Aug 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey earned the following Rally titles in July and August:
    • Del Monte DTC Trial: Earned her Rally Master 2 title and 8th Rally Triple Q (Scores: Master - 98, Excellent B - 98, and Advanced B 99)
    • Truckee Meadow DC Trial in Reno: Earned her RAE 2 Title and her 9th Rally Triple Q (Scores: Master - 88, Excellent B - 94, and Advanced B 94)
    • Monterey Bay DTC Trial: Earned her 10th Rally Triple Q (Scores: Master - 94, Excellent B - 97, and Advanced B 84)
    • Mensona: Earned her 11th, 12th and 13th Rally Triple Q
    (Aug 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned the following Rally titles:
    • Mensona: Earned her 11th Rally Triple Q (Scores: Master - 97, Excellent B - 99, and Advanced B 98) and 12th Rally Triple Q (Scores: Master - 91, Excellent B - 90. Advanced B – 99)
    • Sierra Vista Labrador Retriever Club: Earned her 12th Rally Triple Q (Master - 96, Excellent B 99, Advanced B 99) and won High Combined ( 198/200) and High Triple Combined (194/300)
    • Gold Country: Earned her 13th Rally Triple Q (Scores: Master - 98, Excellent B - 99, and Advanced - 99), finishing 2nd in each class.
    • Steph also earned her Rally Master 2 Title and her RAE 2 Title.
    (Aug 2019)

July 2019

  • Laurie BerberianEvie passed her CGC test. (Jul 2019)
  • Steve BettcherBuddy got his Elite 1 title last weekend in Somis, California. (Jul 2019)
  • Phyllis GunhouseTickle made his Novice debut at the Del Monte KC show in Carmel on Friday, July 12th and got 1st place with a great score of 199! And, he wound up High in Trial! He got another Novice leg on Sunday with a much lower score of 192.5, but it was still good enough for another 1st place as well as ANOTHER High in Trial. So proud of my boy who is not yet 3 years old! (Jul 2019)

June 2019

  • Constance BarichRosie was the #3 Labrador Retriever in Rally Masters for 2018, according to Front & Finish. I’m so proud of my girl! (Jun 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergCharm just came back home. She got her WC (Working Certificate) on her first try. (Jun 2019)
  • Lynne PriceMinyan focused enough to pass the CGC test. (Jun 2019)
  • Susan SolomonTot got his Advanced Trick Dog and CGC titles on May 25th at Berkeley Humane Society. Mom is very proud of her little boy. (Jun 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey got the High Triple in Rally at the Deep Peninsula trial, defeating the #1 Rally dog in the country. Posey’s scores were 95 in Masters (1st place), 89 in Excellent, and 99 in Advanced (3rd placed). (Jun 2019)

May 2019

  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell finished his RAE title with Q’s at the National Sheltie Specialty in Albany in April and at the Northern California Sheltie Club Specialty and at both Gavilan KC shows in Morgan Hill in May. (May 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergBaaron , her new puppy, was introduced to the membership. Darlene picked up Baaron during a whirlwind trip to Italy. He is a grandson of Siera and he reminds Darlene a lot of his father (and Siera’s son), Charlie Brown, who lives in Italy. (May 2019)
  • Steve BettcherBuddy earned his Excellant Interior, Exterior and Container Titles. Two 1st places and a 3rd place. (May 2019)
  • Rita JensenPhoebe finished her UD Tile at Oakland and earned her first OTCH points. (May 2019)

April 2019

  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her dock diving novice title April 13 in Sacramento. (Apr 13, 2019)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus got his Grand Championship at the Sacramento show. And he is now a daddy (to a singleton girl puppy)! (Apr 2019)
  • Mary BayleyJoy finished her Beginner Novice title at the Sacramento show. (Apr 2019)
  • Dee BogushTwig got his first Novice Barn Hunt leg. (Apr 2019)

March 2019

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBobbye , their new black lab puppy, was introduced to the membership. She is 10 weeks old and is the daughter of Bianca. She is very cute! (Mar 2019)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBianca , besides being the mother of Bobby, is 5 points away from her grand championship. (Mar 2019)

February 2019

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleZiva took Best of Breed at the Santa Clara Valley KC show, over 1 special. (Feb 2019)
  • Phyllis GunhouseTickle got his RN title. He got a 197 and 1st place at Sacramento DTC, another 197 and 3rd place at Santa Clara DTC, and finished his title in Fresno with a 198 and 1st place. (Feb 2019)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen qualified in Masters in Barn Hunt. She is working towards her RATCH title. (Feb 2019)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose went to New York City to compete at Westminster, where she was Select Bitch. She is one of the top ten Welsh Springer Spaniels in the country. (Feb 2019)

January 2019

  • Constance BarichRosie earned AKC legs in Scent Work Containers Master (with a 4th place ribbon) and Scent Work Exterior Master on January 20th in Lancaster. Note: This was Constance and Rosie’s last hurrah in the USA. They have begun their new adventure as residents of Portugal. We will miss them. (Jan 2019)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus completed his Rally Excellent title at the Santa Clara DTC trial. (Jan 2019)
  • Dee BogushTwig finished his CDX title at the SunMaid show with a score of 199.5. He was even in the run-off for High in Trial. (Jan 2019)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose was Select at the Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers on 1/4/19, BOB at the Palm Springs show in Indio 1/5/19 and Select at the American Spaniel Club show in Knoxville 1/13/19. (Jan 2019)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellClara Jo was BOW at the Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers show 1/4/19 and took her class at the American Spaniel Club show 1/12 and 1/13. (Jan 2019)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen took BOB at the Southern California Sporting Dog Fanciers show on 1/4/19. (Jan 2019)
  • Darlene LundbergCharm got Bred By, Best Puppy, and Reserve Best Puppy at the IABCA show. She got her first AKC conformation point at the Cow Palace. (Jan 2019)
  • Carolyn MengesStella , a 15 month old puppy, has competed in three field trials. At her first show, she qualified, at the second show she finished in 4th place, and at the third show she finished in first place and beat class dogs. She will be competing in her first scent work trial soon. (Jan 2019)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy competed at the championship level at the field trial and finished in 2nd place. (Jan 2019)
  • Carolyn MengesDreamer competed at the championship level at the field trial and finished in 4th place. (Jan 2019)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph completed her RAE title at the Santa Clara DTC trial. She did it in 10 straight shows. (Jan 2019)

November 2018

  • Constance BarichRosie completed her BCAT title. (Nov 2018)
  • Mary BayleyThor got 3 Triple Q’s in Rally at the Stockton Trials, including a score of 100, and completed his Rally Master title. All the judges fell in love with him and wanted to take him home! (Nov 2018)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus almost qualified in Graduate Novice at the Stockton show. (Nov 2018)
  • Steve BettcherBuddy completed his NW3 Elite title. (Nov 2018)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope won High in Trial with a 200 at the ASCA show two weeks ago. At the recent AKC Trial, Hope won her Novice B class and got second in Rally Intermediate with a 99. (Nov 2018)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith won High in Trial with a 199 at the ASCA show. (Nov 2018)
  • Nanette FranceschiniDipper did well at the ASCA show, winning one of his classes and getting a couple of legs. At the AKC last Friday, Dipper got his first AKC beginner novice leg and got a second, and won his Rally novice class with a 100. (Nov 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey completed one day at the Stockton Trials and got a Triple Q in Rally and a placement. (Nov 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph competed at the Stockton Trials and got Triple Q’s in Rally all three days. Her highest score was a 99, with various placements. On Sunday, she got the High Triple Combined award. (Nov 2018)

October 2018

  • Mary BayleyThor earned his RAE title at Del Valle. He needs 3 more legs for his Rally Master title. Also, he competed in Team Rally with Constance Barich, Debbie Wanlin, and Geri Lopez. It was a Novice course. The Team finished in first place, with a perfect score of 400 (each dog got 100 points). (Oct 2018)
  • Dee BogushTwig got his first CDX leg at the Vallejo DTC Trial with a 195 and first place in Open A. (Oct 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose is now a Grand Champion. She also got her Rat Novice (RATN) in Barn Hunt. (Oct 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen finished her Rat Senior title, getting 4 rats three days in a row. (Oct 2018)
  • Lee PalsakKevin got his L1V (Level 1 Vehicles) Nose Work Elements title. (Oct 2018)
  • Susan SolomonTot was the smallest and fastest dog in AKC Scent Work at Del Valle. (Oct 2018)

September 2018

  • Constance BarichRosie finished her Rally Master 3 title, to finish her Rally career. She will do Team Rally at Del Valle with Mary Bayley, Debbie Wanlin, and Geri Lopez. Rosie also got 2nd place in Advanced Interiors at the Lodi Scent Work Trial. (Sep 2018)