Members' Brags

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

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)
  • Ron & Jan JonesDiva got a huge rosette and won some money by placing 6th at the Breeders Showcase in Santa Barbara. She was handled by Jan. (Aug 2017)

July 2017

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleZiva , their new yellow lab puppy, made her debut at the meeting. Her father is Truman. Ziva won the 4 to 6 month puppy class and was Best Opposite at the Richmond Dog Fanciers show. (Jul 2017)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleTruman and Laverne are now grandparents. One of their offspring produced a litter of 10 chocolate labs. (Jul 2017)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleLaverne and Truman are now grandparents. One of their offspring produced a litter of 10 chocolate labs. (Jul 2017)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBianca got a couple of Selects at the Richmond Dog Fanciers show. (Jul 2017)
  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell turned 7 years old last week. We celebrated at the meeting with yummy cupcakes. (Jul 2017)

June 2017

  • Nanette FranceschiniDipper got his ASCA Rally X (RNX) title. RNX means that he got scores of 195 or higher. (Jun 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope got her ASCA Rally X (RNX) title. She was high scoring dog in Rally at both the morning and afternoon shows, winning runoffs both times (in the afternoon runoff she went up against 3 other dogs, including a dog with an RAE7). (Jun 2017)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy was entered in the Reno Nosework NW1 test on June 4th. She was so fast that the test was over before you could blink. She won 1st place searching Containers and found the hide in 4.82 seconds. She won 1st place searching the Exterior and found that hide in 6.85 seconds. She won 2nd place, out of 44 dogs entered, with an Over-All speed of 1 minute 6 seconds in finding the hides. Best of all, she won her NW1 title. I am so proud of Lacey and so happy that she loves training for this sport. Thank you, Josette Kimes, for spending extra time with her to reinforce her staying at the hide once she’s found it. (Jun 2017)
  • Lynne PriceKasheh survived a very scary attack of vestibular syndrome. (Jun 2017)
  • Lynne PriceZayde is still with us (Kashe and Zayde are both 12 years, 9 months). (Jun 2017)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey earned her DJ on June 5th for Dock Diving. DJ stands for "Diving Junior" and is recognized b y both the National American Diving Dogs and AKC. (Jun 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith made the ASCA finals for Utility. She is ranked 5th. She will be competing at the ASCA Nationals at the end of September. Also, she qualified in Utility at the Deep Peninsula DTC trial. (Jun 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniDipper finished second in Rally Novice with a 96 at the Deep Peninsula DTC trial. (Jun 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope finished first in Rally Novice with a score of 100 at the Deep Peninsula DTC trial. She also finished second in Beginner Novice with a 196 1/2. (Jun 2017)

May 2017

  • Ellen FletcherDart got his NW1 title at the Corvallis Nosework trial on May 6th. At the Elements Trial in Livermore on May 27th & 28th, he got legs towards his L1I and L1C titles. (May 2017)
  • Debbie WanlinPosey earned her AKC Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate and Advanced titles. (May 2017)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph earned her first point in conformation on May 21st at Coyote Hills KC. She was beautifully handled by Allen Garfinkle. She also earned her AKC Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate and Advanced titles and her Therapy Dog title (THD) from the AKC (May 2017)

April 2017

  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBianca went Select Bitch at the Chief Solano Show on April 23rd for her first Grand Champion Point. (Apr 23, 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen got her second Beginner Novice leg. Now it’s off to the Welsh Springer Nationals! (Apr 2017)
  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell got his third RAE leg at the Mt. Diable DTC show at Cal State. (Apr 2017)

March 2017

  • Dee BogushTwig finished his Beginner Novice title with scores of 200 and two 199.5s. (Mar 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith finished her ASCA UD title. She now has UD titles in both AKC and ASCA. Faith brought home her UD ribbon in honor of Nan’s mom, who recently passed away. (Mar 2017)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleTruman finished his Grand Championship, going Best Opposite and Select. He also sired a litter of 7 yellow labs - 5 girls and 2 boys. (Mar 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose won the Sporting Group in the Puppy Class at the Oakland KC show. (Mar 2017)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen was Best of Breed at the Oakland KC show. (Mar 2017)

February 2017

  • Mary BayleyJourney celebrates her birthday on February 14th. (Feb 2017)
  • Rebecca LogsdonCoulter turned 17 on February 1st. He looks incredible for his age and is in excellent health. (Feb 2017)
  • Carolyn MengesDreamer finished his Field Championship, becoming a Dual Champion (DC) in the process. Two titles within 2 months! Now we'll work on Obedience for the triple champion title. (Feb 2017)
  • Celia ReynoldsDocker , Hope, Dipper and their siblings (Faiths puppies) turn 2 in February. (Feb 2017)
  • Steven M. & Candy SternHarley celebrates his birthday on February 14th. (Feb 2017)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus went Best of Breed both days at the Santa Clara Valley Kennel Club show. He also finished his Rally Novice title. (Feb 2017)
  • Brad BriscoeBruce picked up 4 points in 4 days of shows. (Feb 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith finished her ASCA Open Cattle title, got a first place in Advanced Sheep and got a leg in a Farm Trial in Arizona. Also, her puppies (Hope, Docker, Dipper, Jax etc.) turned 2 in February. (Feb 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope finished her ASCA Beginner Novice title. (Feb 2017)
  • Nanette FranceschiniJax finished his ASCA Novice Gamblers title (agility). Jax is one of Faiths puppies. (Feb 2017)
  • Carolyn MengesDreamer got his 1st leg toward his Junior Earthdog title. (Feb 2017)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy got 1st place, Best of Winner and Absolute in a Field Trial. She needs 4 points to finish her Field Championship. (Feb 2017)
  • Celia ReynoldsDixie turns 10 years old in February. (Feb 2017)
  • Chris StarkAnnie finished her Exterior Element Nose Work 1 title and got a leg towards her Containers title. (Feb 2017)

January 2017

  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen got Best of Breed at Indio for 5 points and 15 breed points, completing her Grand Championship. (Jan 2017)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph turned 1 year old. (Jan 2017)
  • Brad BriscoeNick went Best Opposite Sex both days at the Golden Gate KC Show at the Cow Palace. On Saturday, he was best Owner/Handler. (Jan 2017)
  • Brad BriscoeBruce was Winners Dog both days at the Golden Gate KC Show at the Cow Palace and Best of Winners on Saturday. (Jan 2017)
  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell got his first MACH points towards his agility championship. (Jan 2017)
  • Pati JioLizzy got her NW1 title in Livermore at age 12. (Jan 2017)

December 2016

  • Ernest & Julianne KnellBriar Rose , a new Welsh Springer Spaniel puppy, will be joining their household on December 15th. (Dec 2016)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus got his final major on December 17th at Antioch. He is now a Champion! The following day, he took a 2nd major. (Dec 2016)

November 2016

  • Carolyn MengesDreamer finished his Rally Novice title. (Nov 2016)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy won Best Opposite Sex and earned another point towards her championship. (Nov 2016)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus got his 2nd Rally Novice leg at the Stockton show. (Nov 2016)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith got her first UDX leg at the Stockton show. (Nov 2016)
  • Rebecca LogsdonDashiell finished his Excellent Jumpers (AXJ) title at the Sonoma Agility Club Trial in Santa Rosa. He also got a 10 point leg towards his Time2Beat title. (Nov 2016)
  • Ann PerryFoo Boo got her first CDX leg with a 3rd place at the Stockton show. (Nov 2016)
  • Celia ReynoldsDixie got her ASCA CDX title with 1st place and a score of 196. She now has CDX titles in both AKC and ASCA. (Nov 2016)

October 2016

  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen earned her RATN title in 4 out of 6 trials over the weekend at Del Valle. In conformation, she picked up 2 points towards her Grand Championship at Del Valle and another 3 points in Riverside the following weekend. (Oct 2016)
  • Susan SolomonNiko got his NW2 title in Reno. He did a great job searching in the heavy rain. (Oct 2016)

September 2016

  • Lynne PriceKasheh turned 12. Lynne brought a cake to celebrate (delicious!). (Sep 8, 2016)
  • Lynne PriceZayde turned 12. Lynne brought a cake to celebrate (delicious!). (Sep 8, 2016)
  • Connie HolmTeemu turned 2. (Sep 2016)
  • Dawn BushongFreya earned her Expert Parkour Dog (PKD-E) title. She's the second dog ever to earn this title. (Sep 2016)
  • Nanette FranceschiniDipper got 2 Rally Novice legs at the Aussie Nationals in Oregon. (Sep 2016)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith competed in Obedience, Rally, Herding and Agility at the Aussie Nationals in Oregon. She finished her ASCA Open Jumpers and ASCA Novice Regulars titles, got a UD leg, got 4 scores of 199 in Rally, and received a versatility award. To top it off, her picture appeared in the Oregonian (herding). (Sep 2016)
  • Nanette FranceschiniHope finished her ASCA Rally Novice title (with a 4th place) and got two Beginner Novice legs at the Aussie Nationals in Oregon. (Sep 2016)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBianca finished her championship going Winners Bitch at the Yuba City KC show. (Sep 2016)
  • Connie HolmTeemu was Winners Dog (for 1 point) at the Yuba City KC show. (Sep 2016)
  • Pati JioLizzy passed her ORT. (Sep 2016)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen passed her ORT. (Sep 2016)
  • Carolyn MengesLacy was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex at the Lake Drake cluster. (Sep 2016)
  • Celia ReynoldsDixie got a ton Qs competing in agility at the Aussie Nationals in Oregon and other ASCA shows. Celia showed off Faiths ribbons its a very impressive collection. (Sep 2016)
  • Celia ReynoldsDocker got one leg in Beginner Novice (with a 184 ) and one leg in Rally Novice at the Aussie Nationals in Oregon. (Sep 2016)
  • Chris StarkAnnie passed her ORT. (Sep 2016)

August 2016

  • Darlene LundbergTaffy , after surviving distemper and almost dying, finished her Championship at age 9 on August 28th under Judge Judy Webb. Quite a few tears were shed that Sunday as Linda, her breeder, was there. (Aug 28, 2016)
  • Mary BayleyFeargus is gradually getting to his Championship title one point at a time (every time, beating his brother). He has 9 points so far. He needs majors. (Aug 2016)
  • Mary BayleyThor qualified in Open A, with a 1st place (the next day, everything fell apart). (Aug 2016)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleBianca got her 4th major (a 3 point major). She is one point from becoming a champion. (Aug 2016)
  • Debbie WanlinSteph finished her Beginner Novice title in 3 days at the Mensona KC show. She got her 1st leg, finishing 1st with a score of 194 on her 8 month birthday. She got her 2nd leg with a 191 score and got her 3rd leg for her Beginner Novice title with a 177, finishing 3rd. At the Lab Specialty in Grass Valley, she got 189 for her 4th leg in Beginner Novice and placed in Conformation. (Aug 2016)

July 2016

  • Mary BayleyThor finished his Graduate Novice title in Carmel. (Jul 2016)
  • Brad BriscoeNick was Select Dog 3 of the 5 days at the western regional AWC Whippet Specialty and Best Opposite Sex at the next specialty. (Jul 2016)
  • Nanette FranceschiniFaith finished 4th in Cattle and 3rd in Sheep at a herding trial in Vacaville. (Jul 2016)
  • Marilou & Allen GarfinkleMerlin competed at the IABCA show in Dixon, where he got Best of Breed and a Sporting Group 2 and qualified for his International Champion title. (Jul 2016)
  • Ernest & Julianne KnellMerywen was Best of Breed at Woofstock and Select 3 days in a row. (Jul 2016)
  • Carolyn MengesDreamer was Best of Breed 2 days in a row at the Hurricane Ridge KC shows. He is now a Grand Champion. (Jul 2016)