Members' Brags

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

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)
  • Mary BayleyThor qualified in Rally Master, Excellent and Advanced at the Vallejo show, getting both the High Combined and the Rally Triple awards. (Sep 2018)
  • Manny FrancisFlynn will be competing in the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) finals in Indianapolis in October. His team is the "Pacific Pups". (Sep 2018)
  • Susan SolomonTot competed in his first NW1 Trial in Grant Pass, Oregon. He got the Harry Award "for outstanding rescue dog that demonstrates extraordinary ability and spirit in nose work". He also got 2nd place our of 45 dogs on interior building search and pronounced on his container and exterior searches. (Sep 2018)

August 2018

  • Constance BarichRosie finished her Rally Master 2 and she expects to finish her Rally Master 3 this weekend. At the Santa Clara DTC Scent Work Trial, Rose got her Novice Buried title on Saturday to finish her Novice Scent Work title, and got first place in Advanced Buried on Sunday. (Aug 2018)
  • Steve BettcherBuddy finished 3 element titles at Santa Clara DTC’s AKC Scent Work Trial. He qualified in 8 out of 8 elements, including buried hides, and placed second (3 times), third and fourth. The hides were in sand, which he had not practiced before, but Buddy did great. He needs one more leg for his Advanced Scent Work title. (Aug 2018)
  • Ellen FletcherDart placed 4th in Novice Buried and qualified in Novice Exterior at the Santa Clara DTC’s AKC Scent Work Trial on Saturday. On Sunday, he got his third legs in both Novice Buried and Novice Exterior, earning his SBN and SEN titles and getting his overall Novice Scent Work title for titling in all 4 novice odor elements. (Aug 2018)
  • Rita JensenFlash got his OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion title) at the Mensona KC Trial! (Aug 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph has been busy! At the Santa Cruz KC/Mensona KC shows, she got a 195, 197 ½ and a 193 in Graduate Novice, finishing her GN title and getting first place all three days. Competing in Rally at the Sierra Vista shows in Grass Valley, she got three legs towards her RAE, including High Combined on Friday , with scores of 96 – 95. (Aug 2018)

July 2018

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBryson was introduced to the membership by Allen. He is nephew to Connie’s Teemu. Bryson was co-bred by Allen and Marilou, who also own his grandmother. (Jul 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellClara Jo was introduced to the members by Julie. She was born February 21st and is their first homebred dog. (Jul 2018)
  • Brad BriscoeRaylan was Winner Dog at the Western Whippet Regional Canadian Specialty. (Jul 2018)
  • Brad BriscoeSuzie was Winner Bitch at the Western Whippet Regional Canadian Specialty, the same show as Raylan. (Jul 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose was Best of Breed both days in Portland and Group 4 in the Sporting Group the first day. She also got her CGC. (Jul 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellClara Jo was 4th in the Group in the 4 to 6 month Puppy Class in Portland. (Jul 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen got her CGCA and Novice Trick titles. (Jul 2018)
  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell finished his Excellent Standard agility title. He is now working on his MACH. (Jul 2018)
  • Steven M. & Candy SternHarley got recertified for therapy work in Sacramento. (Jul 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her Therapy Dog Excellent title (THDX). (Jul 2018)
  • Celia ReynoldsDixie 's mom, Celia, is retiring on August 31st! (Jul 2018)

June 2018

  • Dawn BushongPenny earned her NW3 Elite title at 13 years old! It only took her four tries to get the three passes. (Jun 23, 2018)
  • Ellen FletcherDart earned his L1C title at the NACSW Element Speciality Trials in Grants Pass, OR on June 16, 2018 with what I considered ideal searching conditions for our team. Although we only needed a passing score of 75 for a second leg, Dart was efficient and gave me lovely indications on all 4 of our fun searches to earn a perfect score of 100 in a total time of just under 1 minute 11 seconds for our L1C title. I was pleasantly surprised that we placed 5th overall as I was not pushing for speed. It was one of those zen moment trials where everything was perfect with my doggie companion Dart. (Jun 16, 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her Rally Excellent Title at the Mt. Diablo DTC Rally Trial on June 10. (Jun 10, 2018)
  • Mary BayleyThor qualified in Masters, Excellent and Advanced Rally at the Deep Peninsula Trial. (Jun 2018)
  • Steve BettcherBuddy got his L2I title at the Santa Rosa NACSW Nosework Trial. (Jun 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose Rose finished her championship going Reserve Winners Bitch at the Welsh Springer Specialty. (Jun 2018)
  • Lee PalsakGoldie got her L1C and L2I titles at the Santa Rosa NACSW Nosework Trial. (Jun 2018)

May 2018

  • Constance BarichRosie finished her Rally Master title at the Butte County KC trial (beating Posey by a day) and is already halfway through her second Rally Master title. She consistently gets scores in the high 90’s. Rosie finished her Trick Dog Performer title. In AKC Scent Work, she got her titles for interiors, exteriors, and containers and was High in Trial at the Davis trial. (May 2018)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus earned his Rally Advanced title in Placerville. He also got a 5 point major at the Griffon Regional Specialty in Placerville, giving him his 3rd major towards his Grand Champion title. (May 2018)
  • Mary BayleyThor earned 3 more legs towards his RAE title in Placerville. (May 2018)
  • Dee BogushTwig got his first agility titles, Novice Standard and Novice JWW, with first places each time. (May 2018)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith got her WTCH title (Working Trial Champion – ASCA). She had to get legs in Started, Open and Advanced on all three livestock – sheep, ducks, and cattle. She also got first in Open B and High in Trial at the ASCA Obedience Trial on Memorial Day weekend. (May 2018)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleDancer was Best Puppy and Best in Sweeps at the Golden Gate Lab Match. (May 2018)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleZiva was Best in Match at the Golden Gate Lab Match. (May 2018)
  • Rita JensenFlash was third in search 3, third in search 5, first in search 4, and second overall at the Meadow Vista Elite NACSW trial. (May 2018)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy got her interior and buried AKC Scent Work titles at Boise. She got one 4th place, three 3rd places, one 2nd place, and two 1st places. (May 2018)
  • Penny ProctorRosie got her first NW title at the SDS Trial in Petaluma. She got her Novice title, with a second place in exterior, and third place overall. (May 2018)
  • Susan SolomonNiko earned his NW3-E (exterior) element specialty title at the Santa Paula trial. (May 2018)
  • Lynn SumidaSierra was second in search 3, first in search 2, and third overall at the Meadow Vista Elite NACSW trial. (May 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey got her 9th (score 95, 1st place) and 10th (score 89, 4th place) Rally Master legs at the Klamath Dog Fanciers trial to complete her title. At the Oakland DTC trial, she got an insurance leg with a score of 84 and 4th place. (May 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph got her 1st (score 92) and 2nd (score 92, 4th place) Rally Excellent legs at the Klamath Dog Fanciers trial. (May 2018)

April 2018

  • Caren BakerTrevor got his Beginner Novice title. (Apr 2018)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus got his Rally Intermediate title in Sacramento. (Apr 2018)
  • Pati JioCliché (Che for short) was introduced to the membership. She is a 2 ½ year old retired champion Border Collie. (Apr 2018)
  • Josette & Scott KimesPolly got her NW3 title and second place. (Apr 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose got Best of Breed at the Butte KC show. (Apr 2018)
  • Darlene LundbergSiera 's puppies are going to their new homes. Darlene was torn between the boy Shamrock and the girl Charm. She has decided to keep Charm (she’s a little spitfire). She’ll bring her to an upcoming meeting. (Apr 2018)
  • Lee PalsakGoldie got second place in Level 1 – Vehicles at the Burbank NACSW Trail. (Apr 2018)
  • Lee PalsakKevin got his Level 2 – Interiors Title. (Apr 2018)
  • Susan SolomonTot passed all three ORT’s (birch, anise and clove) for NACSW Nose Work in Grass Valley. He warmed up over course of the long day and got clove in a fast 6.93 seconds. Way to go Tot! (Apr 2018)
  • Susan SolomonNiko earned his second NW3 title on May 5th at the NACSW Trial in Rancho Cucamonga. (He already had the first NW3 title as of last summer, but you need three NW3 legs to earn NW3 Elite, so we are now two legs towards that.) He also earned that day three NW3 element titles: NW3-C (Container), NW3-I (Interior) and NW3-V (Vehicle). It was a really hot day in the mid 90's and it was a very good trial, including one interior search that was a blank (which is allowed by the rules but not typical to see). (Apr 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey got her 6th Rally Masters leg at the Pug Specialty on April 20th with a score of 95, and 2nd place. At the Chief Solano KC Trial on April 22nd, she got her 7th Rally Masters leg with a score of 96 and 2nd place. And on April 29th at the Mt. Diablo Trial, she got her 8th Rally Masters leg, finishing in 1st place with a score of 98. (Apr 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph finished her Rally Advanced title at the Pug Specialty on April 20th with a score of 88, finishing in 4th place. (Apr 2018)
  • Constance BarichRosie earned legs 6 through 9 towards her Rally Master title in Sacramento at the Northern California Terrier Association and the Sacramento Kennel Club’s April 12-15, 2018 back-to-back trials. She took 1st place on Thursday with a score of 98, qualified with a score of 83 on Friday (Rosie decided to take a detour around the jump...), took 4th Place on Saturday with a score of 91, and managed to take 1st Place again on Sunday with a score of 99. (Apr 2018)

March 2018

  • Debbie WanlinPosey qualified in Rally Masters three times at the Vintage Dog Show Cluster. On Thursday, she got a score of 85, on Friday and Saturday, she got a scores of 96, placing 3rd both days. She now has 5 Rally Master legs. (Mar 2018)
  • Mary BayleyThor got the final 2 legs of his Rally Excellent title at the San Mateo KC show. (Mar 2018)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus got his first Rally Intermediate leg at the San Mateo KC show with a score of 98 for 1st place. The following day he got his second RI leg with a score of 96 for 3rd place. (Mar 2018)
  • Dee BogushTwig competed in his very first agility trial. He got two Novice Jumpers leg and one Novice Standard leg at the Sac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club Agility Trial in Dixon. (Mar 2018)
  • Ellen FletcherDart finished his SIN (Scentwork Interior Novice) title at the San Joaquin DTC Scentwork Trial. (Mar 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph qualified in Rally four times at the Vintage Dog Show Cluster. On Thursday, she finished her Rally Intermediate title with a score of 96 and first place. On Friday, she got an insurance Rally Intermediate leg with a score of 98, again for 1st place. On Saturday, she moved up to Rally Advanced and got her first leg with a score of 98 and 2nd place. On Sunday, she got her second Rally Advanced leg with a score of 96 and 4th place. (Mar 2018)

February 2018

  • Dee BogushTwig got a new kitten. He was also awarded an Achiever Dog title. (Feb 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen had a litter of 8 puppies in February – 4 girls and 4 boys. She is a great mom. Brad was an enormous help during the whelping. (Feb 2018)
  • Lee PalsakKevin got his L3C title at the NACSW trial in Simi Valley. He has come a long way from back surgery. (Feb 2018)
  • Lynne PriceMinyan is looking good after major surgery. She was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in February and it was touch and go for a while. Her future looks much brighter now. There is a good chance that she will live a normal life. (Feb 2018)
  • Susan SolomonNiko got his TKN, TKI, TKA, and TKP – all on the same day. His TKP (Performer) test was themed around the Oakland A’s “Bark in the Park” day. (Feb 2018)
  • Susan SolomonTot got his TKN title – his first title ever! (Feb 2018)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleClinton , a yellow lab puppy, was introduced at the meeting. He is a grandson of Tess and a half brother to Truman. (Feb 2018)

January 2018

  • Mary BayleyThor got a perfect 100 score in Rally Excellent B and first place at the Santa Clara DTC Trial. (Jan 2018)
  • Dee BogushTwig got High in Trial at the Fresno DTC Trial. It was his last showing in Novice. Such a smarty pants. (Jan 2018)
  • Ellen FletcherDart competed in the AKC Scent Work Trials in Ferndale, where he picked up a lot of ribbons. There were 3 Novice Trials and One Advanced Trial over 2 days. Dart finished his Novice Title in Containers (SCN) and got his first leg towards his Advanced Containers Title. He also earned 2 legs towards his Novice Interior title. (Jan 2018)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith got an Achiever Dog title from the AKC. (Jan 2018)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope was invited to the AKC Rally Championships. (Jan 2018)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen was awarded an Achiever Dog title from the AKC. She is also officially pregnant. (Jan 2018)
  • Rebecca LogsdonCoulter turned 18 on February 1st. For his age, he looks terrific and is in excellent health. We celebrated his birthday at the meeting with cupcakes. (Jan 2018)
  • Darlene LundbergSiera is pregnant! The ultrasound shows 7 pups. (Jan 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey scored 94 and finished second in Rally Masters at the Santa Clara DTC Trial on September 20th. On September 21st, she scored 84 and finished first in Rally Masters at the San Mateo DTC Trial. (Jan 2018)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph scored 90 and finished second in Rally Intermediate at the Santa Clara DTC Trial on September 20th. On September 21st, she scored 96 and finished first in Rally Intermediate at the San Mateo DTC Trial. (Jan 2018)

December 2017

  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen took Select two days at the Palm Spring KC shows. (Dec 2017)
  • Lynne PriceMinyan , her new collie puppy, has joined the family. (Dec 2017)

November 2017

  • Mary BayleyFeargus earned his CD title in Stockton. He qualified Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (Nov 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose took Best of Breed at two shows. (Nov 2017)
  • Lee PalsakKevin earned his Elements Specialty Level 2 Containers in Nose Work, a year after back surgery. What a comeback, Kevin!!!!!!!!! (Nov 2017)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her CD title in Stockton. (Nov 2017)

October 2017

  • Mary BayleyThor got his RA title at Del Valle. His mom brought cupcakes to celebrate. (Oct 2017)
  • Dee BogushTwig finished his CD at the Vallejo show! He got his first two legs at the 2 Nor-Cal Toy Fanciers Specialties (both were High in Trial) and at Vallejo he finished second. (Oct 2017)
  • Rita JensenFlash finished 11th overall at the NACSW Invitational in Massachusetts (out of 46 teams). They were 2nd in the Moses search; 4th in the Young Restaurant search; 6th in the small outdoor arena search; and 7th in the C Barn search. (Oct 2017)
  • Josette & Scott KimesElsa finished 19th overall at the NACSW Invitational in Massachusetts (out of 46 teams). They were 7th in the outdoor arena search; 9th in the small outdoor arena search; and 11th in the food court search. (Oct 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen got her RATO in Barn Hunt at the Del Valle show. (Oct 2017)
  • Lynn SumidaSierra finished 3rd overall at the NACSW Invitational in Massachusetts (out of 46 teams). They were 2nd in the food court search; 3rd in the Stroh pillars search; 4th in the horse ring search; 6th in the Coliseum search; 9th in the C Barn search. (Oct 2017)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph got her first and second legs towards her CD at Del Valle, finishing 2nd and 4th place respectively. (Oct 2017)

September 2017

  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith got a UDX leg at the Fremont DTC Trial and qualified in Utility at the San Lorenzo DTC Trial. (Sep 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope finished her Rally Novice and Beginner Novice titles at the Fremont and San Lorenzo DTC Trials. She placed both days in Rally Novice and was 1st place both days in Beginner Novice. (Sep 2017)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleDancer made her debut at the meeting. She is a 10 week old chocolate lab puppy. Allen and Marilou own her grandmother and bred her mom. She was from a litter of 6 girls. Dancer is cute as a button and stole the show at the meeting. (Sep 2017)
  • Connie HolmTeemu finished his CD at the Lake Drake Trial. He was handled by Allen Garfinkle. (Sep 2017)
  • Susan SolomonNiko finished his NW3 title at Pacific Palisades. It was only his second attempt, so his mom is super proud. (Sep 2017)

August 2017

  • Mary BayleyThor got his CDX title. He placed first every time he qualified. (Aug 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith qualified for the finals at the ASCA Nationals by finished in the top 10 for Utility. She has qualified for ASCA Nationals at every level. However, she won’t be going to the Nationals this year because it’s in Texas. (Aug 2017)
  • Connie HolmTeemu turned 3 on September 11th. At Santa Rosa, he got his first CD leg, placing 3rd, and on Sunday, he got his 2nd leg with a score of 190. He was handled by Allen Garfinkle. (Aug 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose got 2 Best Opposites at Mensona. (Aug 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen finished her CD. In conformation, she got 2 (maybe 3) Best Opposites at Enumclaw. And in Barn Hunt, she got her first RATO leg. (Aug 2017)