AGILITY & OBEDIENCE 
AWARDS & BRAGS


Schnauzers can and do!
The Obedience Ring is our turf too!

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Introducing U-CDX Dynasty's No Matter What, UDX, NA, NAJ!!!!!!!!! Miss Mattie Armstrong completed her 10th leg today at the shows in Idaho Falls to complete our long-awaited (and my very first) UDX. 194 in utility too, her best yet. It's also Mattie's 7th birthday today. Jalynn was there and a few members from the Helena club too. I'm so very proud of my little Matt Brat! She says hi to Auntie Gwen "remember that first time you groomed me?" and hi to Auntie Lynn "remember the time I came to visit you in your ring?"

Dianne Armstrong
montanapets@earthlink.net

Mattie "I kicked butt! It's my birthday! Where's my presents, cookies, etc?"
Rainy, puppy in training who wanted to compete too in the worst way.


August 2007

 

Erika finished her RAE on Saturday, and got her first leg towards the next one on Sunday. Erika loves to do Rally, sometimes too much because she gets excited and semi-wild, as she did this weekend, so our scores were not what I know we were capable of, but they were enough to qualify and get the green ribbons. We did better (and worse) the first of the month at my obedience club's trial on April Fool's day. That day we were the first in the ring in Excellent at 8:00 am and she broke the honor for the first time ever (I took my attention off of her and put it on the next exhibitor in the ring who was having severe difficulties - so it was both of our fault). But after that, she performed well the rest of the day, getting a 98 and first place in Rally Advanced. Our club had two trials in one day and she scored a 96 in both Excellent and Advanced for fourth place in both classes.

Lexie got her first four RAE legs at the two trials, and had a lot of fun in the mean time. The two girls and I keep busy with agility classes on Mondays and Tuesdays and obedience/rally on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I am hoping to be able to enter both of them in both obedience and agility at the Speciality in Portland next January.

Kaye in OKC with

Erika, CD, RAE, CGC and TDI Therapy Dog and

Lexie, RE, CGC
May, 2007
 

Show Results


Dog Fanciers Assoc of Oregon Inc.
1/19/2007

OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mrs Alice A Peterson
Novice B.
194.0 / 2 114 DAREE'S BLUE BYYOU. RM362719/01. 02/27/2002. Dog. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Daree's Right To Sing The Blues-Daree's Mo' Midnight Magic. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Don Schuessler.

181.5 115 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron & Theresa Kaminski. By CH Daree's Once Upon A Midnight-Daree's Dash With Flash. Owner: Joeanne & Robert Butler.


Rally Novice B Class.
097.0 / 1 188 DAREE'S BLUE BYYOU. RM362719/01. 02/27/2002. Dog. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Daree's Right To Sing The Blues-Daree's Mo' Midnight Magic. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Don Schuessler.


085.0 189 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron & Theresa Kaminski. By CH Daree's Once Upon A Midnight-Daree's Dash With Flash. Owner: Joeanne & Robert Butler.


Rally Novice B Class.
097.0 / 1 188 DAREE'S BLUE BYYOU. RM362719/01. 02/27/2002. Dog. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Daree's Right To Sing The Blues-Daree's Mo' Midnight Magic. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Don Schuessler.


085.0 189 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron & Theresa Kaminski. By CH Daree's Once Upon A Midnight-Daree's Dash With Flash. Owner: Joeanne & Robert Butler.


OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mr Earl B Vaughn
1/19/2007

Rally Advanced B Class.
A 457 DAREE'S DIVINE MISS G CDX. RM170230/03. 03/25/1996. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Pam Hills & Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Ch Daree's Simply Striking-Daree's Obsession. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Donald Schuessler.

 


Dog Fanciers Assoc of Oregon Inc.

1/19/2007
OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mr Earl B Vaughn

Rally Excellent B Class.

NQ 756 ASBACH VON COBURG CDX. RM208144/01. 03/18/1997. Dog. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Susan Mendelson. By Ch Darr's Once Upon A Midnight-Marsan's Dancing Dragon. Owner: Donald Schuessler & Linda Kroeger.


Portland Dog Obedience Club Inc.
1/20/2007
OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mrs Chris A Primmer

Novice B.
187.0 / 4 114 DAREE'S BLUE BYYOU. RM362719/01. 02/27/2002. Dog. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Daree's Right To Sing The Blues-Daree's Mo' Midnight Magic. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Don Schuessler.


177.0 115 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron & Theresa Kaminski. By CH Daree's Once Upon A Midnight-Daree's Dash With Flash. Owner: Joeanne & Robert Butler.

OBEDIENCE COMPETITION

JUDGE: Mrs Jill K Jones

Open B.
176.0 502 DYNASTY'S NO MATTER WHAT UD NA NAJ. RM319125/06. 08/17/2000. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Mildred Shultz & Carol Luzovich. By Ch Wards Creek's Rocket Man-Ch Dynasty's New Image. Owner: Dianne Armstrong.


OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mr Donald Rennick

Rally Novice B Class

 096.0 188 DAREE'S BLUE BYYOU. RM362719/01. 02/27/2002. Dog. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Daree's Right To Sing The Blues-Daree's Mo' Midnight Magic. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Don Schuessler.


094.0 189 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron & Theresa Kaminski. By CH Daree's Once Upon A Midnight-Daree's Dash With Flash. Owner: Joeanne & Robert Butler.


OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mr Donald Rennick

Rally Advanced B Class.

A 457 DAREE'S DIVINE MISS G CDX. RM170230/03. 03/25/1996. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Pam Hills & Gwendolyn Mulheron. By Ch Daree's Simply Striking-Daree's Obsession. Owner: Linda Kroeger & Donald Schuessler.


Tualatin Kennel Club Inc.

1/21/2007
 

OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mr Michael J Piefer

Novice A.

175.0 115 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature Schnauzers. Breeder: Gwendolyn Mulheron & Theresa Kaminski. By CH Daree's Once Upon A Midnight-Daree's Dash With Flash. Owner:
Joeanne & Robert Butler.


OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
JUDGE: Mrs Alice A Peterson

Rally Novice B Class.

094.0 189 DAREE'S RAVEN 'BOUT MATILDA. RM367396/04. 08/11/2002. Bitch. Miniature

 

Hi All,
Having a pretty good time here. The dog shows started yesterday and
gave Dianne and I a chance to reconnect with our west coast friends.
We got to watch many schnauzers. Yesterday at the terrier specialty
Dianne and Mattie placed 4th in a tough Open B class. Indee was a
total doofus acting like he'd never been in a Utility ring before.
Everyone said he looked like he was having a good time....his handler
was not!!!!
Today Dianne showed in Open B and Utility B obedience, but it was not
Mattie's day. I showed Indee in agility and he came very very close
in Excellent Standard and had a wonderful qualifying run in Jumpers
With Weaves. I am very proud of him. Jackie got her first Novice
agility Jumpers With Weaves leg with Elliot. Jalynn and Breezy Q'd
in Ex JWW also with a very nice run.

We're back at it tomorrow, but we have to rest up now, so I'm off to
nap.
Lynn Tamms
tamms@athenet.net
 

 

ERIKA'S AND LEXIE'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES

 

Erika and Lexie have been bugging me to tell you about their last two weekends.  They have been resting this weekend. 

 

On the 4th of July weekend there was the OKC Classic Dog Show, which had obedience and rally trials along with it.  Erika was entered in Rally Excellent "A" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and in Excellent B along with Advanced B just in case.  On Thursday, she scored a 90 and tied for first but got second due to time, on Friday she scored a 94, but that was third place and on Saturday, she earned her third and final leg for her Rally Excellent title with a score of 92 and third place again.  On Sunday she qualified in both Excellent and Advanced to earn her first RAE leg (only 9 more to go!).

 

After the show Sunday, the girls and I went to the farm for the 4th of July - my college room mate and God Children live in eastern Oklahoma.  The girls had a big time, running through the pasture and even got to go out on the lake in the boat one evening.  Erika's 4th was less than fun for her because she got in to the trash and ate some hot dogs and was a very, very sick girl on the 4th.

 

Then last weekend there was an ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club) obedience trial and even though Erika has her ASCA CD, I entered her to keep her in practice as she needs one more AKC CD leg (which I hope to get this coming weekend).  Erika got two more ASCA CD legs (she now has 6).  I entered Lexie in sub-Novice on Saturday just to get her used to the ring and (at least around here) sub-Novice is fun, every dog gets a ribbon and a toy.  Well Lexie got a first place and a second place on Saturday and had such a big time carrying her toys out of the ring and playing with them, I had to enter her on Sunday.  She again got a first and second place ribbon as well as two toys and now thinks that the ring is a fun place to be.  Hopefully that will translate to next weekend.  I have attached a picture of Lexie with her ribbons and toys with from Saturday.

 

This coming weekend, we are entered in a trial in Amarillo. TX.  Erika is entered in Novice A to hopefully get her last leg and earn her CD and in both Rally Excellent and Advanced to hopefully get her second RAE leg.  Additionally, little Lexie is entered in Rally Novice B to hopefully earn one or two legs towards her RN.

 

Sorry for the long post, guess we should hit the sack now.

 

Kaye Kirk in OKC

Erika - CGC, RE, 2/3 CD, TDI-Therapy Dog, ASCA-CD

Lexie - Sub-Novice 2-1sts and 2 2nds!

Well, Erika finally achieved her Companion Dog title this past weekend in Amarillo, TX. She was the very last dog to compete Sunday afternoon, and her off lead heeling certainly was not pretty, but we got a score of 182, which was good enough for fourth place. Kennalea - I have to find the Italian Charm seller, so that I can add the CD charm to Erika's bracelet! The girls and I had a very good weekend. In addition to earning her CD, Erika got one more leg towards an RAE title. (And that included starting an Excellent course and taking a 16" jump - when she refused the 16" jump on the second jump, the judge stopped us and let us start the course over with the 8" jump we should have had). Little Lexie was entered in her first real show and came home with two legs towards her Rally Novice title. She scored a 92 and and 83 (the 83 is another story.) The show was fun for me as there were quite a few schnauzers around, two of them working on UDX legs and one getting a 100 on the Rally Advanced course. I have attached a picture I took of the two girls sticking their heads out of the top of the crate at the Oklahoma City show earlier this month. Kaye in OKC - along with Kirk's Erika das Schwarze, CD, RE, CGC, TDI-Therapy Dog, ASCA-CD, and Kirk's Little Bit A Lexie, 2/3 RN

 

Kaye Kirk

July 2006

 Hello again ! Well little Miss Super Dog strutted her self right in to first place again this weekend, despite the boob who was supposed to be "handling" her. She patiently waited for me to throw my dumbbell three times yesterday and twice today !! One of us has some serious homework to do, and it ain't Rosie !!!!!! She was her wonderful, confident little self and again, I couldn't be prouder of her. This was a UKC trial this time and these two legs earned us a new title !! She is now UKC-CDX Von Stocker's Wild Rose, AKC CD. CGC Once again my mentor and traveling buddy Joeanne Butler was there to capture it all in pictures. Here is our photo with the judge after earning the new title. She is some dog, and is taking to the new name "Super Dog" quite well. Riding the clouds again !!

 

Jan Franz

6-04-06

Hello all !
Rosie and I just got back from a FABULOUS two-day dog show in Spokane, Wa. My mentor and pal Joeanne Butler took a photo of the two of us on Sunday after this great little dog of mine earned us the second leg of her CDX title with style. We have had a roller coaster ride this year and after finding out she had cancer in October, I wasn't sure and we would ever have the chance to compete again. Saturday was great, a couple of minor errors and a score of 196 out of a possible 200. We took second place to a really nice working Golden retriever who earned a 197. Sunday she was BRILLIANT. I left the ring very choked up and trying my best not to burst into tears. I caught a look at Joeanne who was sobbing unabashedly and I very nearly lost it. Joeanne has been with us every step of the way, from the first days of training to the dark hours of our battle with cancer and she knows everything I was feeling. After responding to the cheers with butt waggs and face licks AND getting a truck load of cookies we found out she had earned us first place with a 197 !!!!!! Sharing that weekend with my friends was the moment of a life time. Jill Faulman was there too and was fairly gushing over the two of us. I am floating on air, having a hard time believing this is anything more than a dream. She is the toughest, bravest little girl and I could not be prouder of her. The Tuesday before we left town Rosie was given the "Clinically in Remission" green light from her oncologist. While I know this means that at this moment in time "there is no clinical evidence of a tumor" and that things can change tomorrow - I am also living very much in the "today" of life. As my friend Jill says "You have no control over things" Lots of people helped make this weekend special - I wanted to be sure to publicly say to Jill and Joeanne "I would have been lost without your friendship". Thank you ladies for keeping my head above water and helping me move forward when I really wanted to find a nice dark cave and curl up" !

Jan Franz

May 2006

I have two brags on my little schnauzers! At the shows in Grove, Oklahoma last weekend, Erika was entered in Rally Advanced "A". We had shown earlier in the month and had one NQ and a 94 (4th Place) in the Oklahoma City Obedience Club's trials. For those who don't know - Rally Advanced is all off lead and in the first trial, Erika was all schnauzer, sniffing the ground profusely. Second one, she decided t pay attention. So we were entered again in Rally Advanced "A" in Grove. On Saturday she got a 91 and First Place! That was quite fun for both of us. The second day, the course was tough (I think there were either seven or eight advanced exercises), as was the judge and we scored a 77. There was an off-set figure 8 with two real looking stuffed dogs that totally freaked Erika out, so we tried it three times and finally got through the figure 8, but lost 10 points. We also lost 4 points for each time Erika barked (she does that when she's having fun - just one bark at a time - and -1 point at a time!) But bottom line, she is now Kirk's Erika das Schwarze, CGC, RA, (2 legs on her CD), ASCA-CD, and Therapy Dog. Now on to Rally Excellent!

A small brag on little Lexie, too. We were enrolled in our third session of beginner's class at our obedience school (however this has been the only one that I have made it to more than half the classes, due to work travel). Last week I asked the instructor if she thought we should repeat Beginner's again or go on to Novice - she said - as I expected - take Beginner's again. But Thursday night we had a heeling test and based on the class's judgment, we scored between a 9 and a 10 and the instructor told me that there was no reason for us not to go on to Novice class.

 

Kaye Kirk

May 2006

Hi Folks,

Itís been a long busy spring around here with the performance shows all starting up. Breezy and I have been very busy with earthdog and agility trials over the last month. Last weekend we went north, to Helena Montana where we enjoyed a 3 day agility trial. In addition to Breezy running in Excellent, Daria also ran, getting her very first chance in Novice. Wow, what an exciting weekend. Breezy had 3 great days but at the level she is working, we needed to qualify in both runs (standard AND jumpers) to earn a double queue. Unfortunately, we made one error each day so didnít earn any double queues. Daria on the other hand had an AWESOME weekend. Only excellent dogs ran on Friday, so Daria ran Saturday and Sunday only. But she did great, running clean and FAST in each of her classes with no errors. So fast in fact that we came home with 4 first place finishes earning 2 legs each in her standard and jumpers classes. She was smoking!!!!!

Well, after a short busy week, our local agility trial started up today. Last night, a handful of us endured the pouring rain to set up tents and rings, and courses. Spring outdoor shows are NOT for the faint of heart!!!. This morning as I drove out south, the rain was falling down but by the time I arrived at the show site, it had let up with just wet courses and lots of black clouds. Excellent dogs in the standard class went first, and Breezy ran great but took an off course nixing our first run. After waiting for the open dogs, to run Ė it was time again for Daria and the Novice class to run. For all of you that didn't know, Daria's full name is Daree's Naughty by Nature and she's another great dog from our Moderator Gwen Mulheron's breeding. Thanks Gwen, for a great little dog. She's a go getter. I left her at the start line, went out a few feet and we were off. Jump, tire, A-frame. Hey mom, itís quicker if I go AROUND the tire, then I can beat you to the frame. NO Daria, you have to take the tire first. Ok, through the tire and up the frame. Then jump and a left turn to the weave poles. Weave, weave, weave, weave, weave. Then a whole bunch of jumps and the dog walk. Then the tunnel, a jump and the table. Another jump, the teeter, the chute and a jump. Over the line we went with just the single refusal at the tire. In the novice level you can have mistakes, 2 refusals to be exact in addition to an off course. Because we went back and took the tire after she missed it, we completed the course correctly earning a score of 95 and qualifying for the 3rd and final leg of her Novice Standard (NA) title.

After a quick course change, the excellent dogs were back for their jumpers run. Breezy ran fast and clean and had a few scary moments but she hung in tight and walked away with a qualifying run. Only the double queues count toward the MACH (you need 20) but she can still earn speed points (time under course time) on individual runs. Her time was good enough for second place. We still had a wait for the rest of excellent and the open dogs to run but finally we were back to the last class of the day with the Novice jumpers course. The weather had cooperated for the most part with semi clear skies and even a little sun but by now the clouds had come back and the wind was getting pretty strong. Daria was the first dog to run (small to tall today) and I left her at the line, ready to go. Off we went, jump, jump, tunnel. Hey Mom, is it ok if I run along the OUTSIDE of the tunnel???? No Daria, you have to go through the tunnel. Ok Mom, I can do that. So on we went, tunnel, weave poles jump, jump, jump, then jump, jump, jump, jump, jump jump, jump (thereís a reason they call this jumpers!!!!). We crossed the last jump with time to spare, again earning just a single refusal, a score of 95 and the final leg for her NAJ title. Way to go Daria!! Tomorrow we move up to open which will be quite the challenge but we are ready to give it a go!

 

Jalynn Davis

Breezy CDX RE MX MXJ SE AMSC_VA

Ebenezer CD RA OA OAJ AXP AJP JE AMSC_VA

Daria NA NAJ

May 2006

The first ever MS obedience trial sponsored by the American Miniature Schnauzer Club was Friday evening. It started about 6:15 and lasted till 10:30 or so. It was so exciting to be part of this event. Indee's breeder Sonny Lelle was trial chair and the support from the AMSC Board was really great. There were 31 entries and everyone who participated was awarded a rosette even if they didn't pass their class. High In Trial went to Pat Heinzelman from Fenton, MI and High Combined (highest combination of scores from Utility and Open B) went to Sharon Leone from the Chicago area. The trophies were beautiful silver trays.

 

March17th Louisville Kentucky shows

Lynn Tamms
 

Louisville Kentucky shows . Miss Mattie  qualified in Utility for the first time since last June followed by a Q in Open too landing us our very first "X leg." It takes 10 to be a UDX standing for Utility Dog Excellent. We were ecstatic. Called several hundred of our closest friends. Lynn's Indee I thought looked good in Utility, but didn't Q. He's just starting to show in Utility working on his UD. He just needs some more time.

 

Dianne Armstrong

March18-19th Louisville Kentucky shows

03/06

Congratulations to all of you that participated!

 

Terrier Association of Oregon Thursday, January 19, 2006 - Held at Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center

Portland, OR

Rally Advanced B

1st Asbach Von Coburg CDX RN, Miniature Schnauzer D Schuessler/L Kroeger pts 96 

 

Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon, Inc. Friday, January 20, 2006 - Held at Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center

Portland, OR

 Rally Excellent B

2nd Abiqua Rhythm Of The Wind CDX RA MX MXJ SE, Miniature Schnauzer R Davis/J Davis pts 91.0

 Rally Advanced B

Qualify Asbach Von Coburg CDX RN, Miniature Schnauzer D Schuessler/L Kroeger pts 77.0

 

Portland Dog Obedience Club, Inc. Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Held at Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center

Portland, OR

Rally Advanced B

Qualify Asbach Von Coburg CDX RN, Miniature Schnauzer D Schuessler/L Kroeger pts 99.0

 

Portland Dog Obedience Club, Inc. Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Held at Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center

Portland, OR

Rally Excellent B

Qualify Abiqua Rhythm Of The Wind CDX RA MX MXJ SE, Miniature Schnauzer R Davis/J Davis 

Linda Kroeger and Sailor (Asbach Von Coburg CDX RN)

January 19,2006

From Lynn:

And......Linda won HS Miniature Schnauzer at the all terrier Obedience trial

on Thursday.  Yay Linda!!!!

 

Hi All,


Dianne Armstrong,  Jalynn Davis & I went to Portland too!

 

Indee did win $10 for being the Highest Scoring MS in Open in the all terrier Obedience trial. He only qualified one time in agility. I think it's hard on him to travel halfway across the country.


Mattie Armstrong did some creative obedience and had us all in stitches several times....well maybe Dianne wasn't in stitches. Once she did a perfect "front" to the judge...then looked at Dianne as if to say, "You're supposed to be over here!". On the other hand, this team had several perfect scores on some of the exercises.


The real star of the weekend was Breezy Davis. She and Jalynn qualified in Agility 5 out of 6 times earning 2 "double Q's" to bring her total to 17. This team only needs 3 more and then Breezy will have her MACH - Master Agility Championship. They are quite the pair and I loved watching them go.
It was nice to see all the Portland folks again and to finally meet Kennalea whom I've "known" via the internet for many years. I hope to go next year and try again for those Q's.
Lynn Tamms, Oshkosh WI

January, 2006

On Saturday, Indee got his MXJ (Master Agility Excellent Jumpers) title. He also got second place, qualified in Excellent Standard at 18 seconds under course time and earned 27 MACH points (You need 750 of these plus 20 times Qualifying in Jumpers with Weaves and Standard at the same trial) to earn an agility championship.

Lynn Tamms

November 26, 2005

Hi folks,

Well, after a very long season with many close calls, Breezy finally put all the pieces together and earned the last leg for her Senior Earthdog title.  She accomplished this in the middle of a Colorado snow storm. Iím beginning to think the worse the weather, the better she works as she also earned 2 of her agility double queues this year in the pouring rain. I knew there was a reason I called her my dirtdog. Iím attaching a picture that one of the club members took of the titling dogs at the earthdog show. Itís kind of hard to see, but Breezy is a dark salt and pepper and her legs are as white as her chest. If you could see the picture up close (I had to shrink it too much to include with this post) you would see that she is a solid mass of mud from her toes to her chest. But she had a lot of fun!!

Jalynn Davis

 

Breezy CDX, RA, MX, MXJ, SE, U-CDX, AMSC-VA

Sunday, November 06, 2005 11:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club had a two-day, three trial show.  The list's own moderater, Lynn Tamms was one of the judges and I was thrilled with how that worked out, because it is always so good to meet the members of this list.  Lynn judged the Open ring, at the morning trial, Novice in the afternoon and will judge Rally tomorrow.  Erika and I were entered in Novice A and Rally Novice A and were successful in both attempts! So Erika now has two legs towards her AKC C.D. title and best news of all, she got her third leg in Rally and now has her Rally Novice (R.N) title! And the fun part was that we got to somewhat redeem ourselves in front of Lynn Tamms, Angie and Red along with little Miss Annabelle. All in all it was a good weekend six entries and four legs (almost enough to walk on). We now have to move to the next level of Rally, which is all off lead and integrates jumps (although they are lower than obedience jumps).

Kaye Kirk

10-05

We had a very small class when we took Bogey for his training.

But Bogey did graduate summa cum laude and was the valedictorian of his class. (LOL!!!)

Cheryl Martinez

Bogey ("Iím the one with the capÖno gown thoughÖ")

Caddie ("I was home schooled")

10-05

Laquita Hewitt's Schnitzel graduates from his first obedience class.

September, 05

I just wanted to post a huge brag on my two girls, Molly and Maycee. I have been working agility with them for over a year now and Molly has been doing AKC trials since January. She is doing pretty well. We did have a set back when she hurt her back Ė a non-agility accident. Anyhow, this weekend by me was a NADAC trial. This was only our second NADAC and I couldnít be more proud of how my girls were! This was actually only Mayceeís second trial ever. Iím holding back putting her in anything with weaves until she KNOWS them. Molly and Maycee did so well! Molly Qíd in two rounds of Touch-n-Go, one round of Jumpers, one round of Tunnelers, and three rounds of Regular. She also earned her Touch-n-Go Novice title (TG-N) and her Regular Novice title (NAC).
 Maycee qualified in both of her Touch-n-Go runs and in one Jumpers run. She doesnít care for tunnelers and gets bored doing the same thing, over and over, so she starts jumping ON the tunnels. LOL Goof!
 
Iím so proud of how well my girls performed this weekend. They were just on!
 
Thanks for letting me brag! 
Sara Franson
September 05

Kirk's Erika das Schwarze completed her A.S.C.A. C.D. title over the Labor Day weekend. She received one leg at a trial in July and her second and third at the trial Labor Day weekend. It is kind of funny that on her three legs, she got a first, second and a third place (in descending order). I am entering several AKC trials this fall in hopes of getting our AKC CD, then we will see if we can move on beyond that.

 

Kaye Kirk

September, 05

Oh, and good news this weekend. Breezy and I flew to Denver for an Earthdog trial and Breezy tunneled, dug and barked her way to her second Senior Earthdog leg. Just one more for her title. Way to work, Breezy.

July 30-31, 2005

Jalynn Davis
miniwoos@comcast.net
Breezy CDX, MX, MXJ, JE, AMSC-VA, U_CDX
Ebenezer CD, OA, OAJ, MXP, MJP, JE, AMSC-VA, U_CD
Daria in training
Ziggie on the couch

I have to brag a little,  Erika finally got an obedience leg today. We entered the ASCA show and she finally got one leg (and a first place) with a grand total of 170. I am still working on her heeling, but was pleased with her performance today.

 

Kaye Kirk

July, 2005

Not a show brag, but a tribute to our training !! Rosie and I have been training to be Animal Assisted Therapy partners and yesterday afternoon took our "practical". She not only passed, but received a "complex" rating. Apparently this allows her to go anywhere and is not often given out. To say I am proud is an understatement

 

Jan Franz  July, 2005

 Dianne Armstrong and I "tripped" down to Georgia for the Perry shows last weekend. The best part of the trip was the first day at the dog show when Dianne and Mattie earned their Utility Dog title (UD). I was so proud to be there for that.  Indee got his Rally Novice (RN) title on Sunday with a score of 99 out of 100 points. He did a great job.

 

Lynn Tamms, Oshkosh WI
April 15th and 16th of 2005

Rosie and I were off in Pennsylvania last weekend at an agility competition. Our first run of the weekend started well until Rosie decided to run off course and go over to stand up on the judge for petting. Doesn't she know the judge can't be bribed?? Our second run was on a very difficult course which I was sure I'd get lost on. Much to my surprise, Rosie earned her first Excellent Jumpers leg on it and with a 2nd place ribbon! Our Sunday runs were very good but each had one fault, which means we didn't successfully complete the courses.

Madelyn Carlin

March 19th and 20th, 2005

I got back from St. Louis yesterday clutching my green ribbon for Slick's MXJ (Master Excellent Jumper) title. We have been working for 4 years to get this title. You need to earn your AXJ (Agility Excellent Jumper) title and then qualify 10 more times. The courses are hard and the times are very short...this course was 44 seconds. I'm so proud of Slick....and of myself for not giving up. "Persistence is omnipotent".

Lynn Tamms, Oshkosh, WI
tamms@athenet.net

Rosie's agility wins: she earned her Open Jumpers title on April 11, 2004 with a 3rd place win and her Open Standard title on

September 30, 2004 with a 1st place win at the Montgomery Terrier Agility Cluster. She is currently running at the Excellent level and has one Excellent A Standard leg with a 3rd place win.

Madelyn Carlin   2004

Lark got her second Open qualifying score in the agility trial Sunday . She had a "clean run" (no mistakes) and got first place. She was quite proud of herself.

Lynn Tamms      January 20, 2005

Today was Mollyís second agility trial. For the first run, Jumpers with Weaves, she missed the weave poles so we had a stall out there. But, oh well! She took first place anyhow! She got a score of 99. Course time was 41 seconds and she finished in 41.66 seconds. Not too shabby! One more qualifying score in JWW and she will have her Novice Jumpers title!
The second run was the standard course and course time was 75 seconds, she finished in 56.91 seconds and took first place! So she got her first leg toward her Novice Standard title. J
Sara Franson    February 19, 2005
I put my Miniature Schnauzer, Molly, in agility and this weekend was her first trial. She had some mishaps. She ran out of the ring once on Saturday and then today but she was one second away from qualifying on Saturday and today, she earned her first leg towards her Novice A title in Jumpers with Weaves!!!
Sara Franson     January, 2005
This was my club's (Oshkosh Kennel Club) winter obedience trial.  I showed Lark for the first time in Open....for the CDX title and she qualified both days. Yesterday she got second place with a score of 191.5 out of 200 points.  She also got two Rally Novice qualifying scores this weekend.  The best part though was when Slick got his first UD leg (Utility Dog).  This is the highest level of obedience and I've been working and training for this for 2 years.  His score was also 191.5 and he got first place. 

Lynn Tamms         January 15th and 16th, 2005

AKC National Obedience and Agility Championships in Tampa, Florida

Barb Koscielski and her mini Double A's Savanna At Night (call nameSavanna) made it to the semifinals rounds with only 4 dogs left (all breeds) before finally losing. Great accomplishment!  The dogs are the top 3 in each breed for the year (2004) who compete for the win,  with everyone showing on Saturday and only the top 32 with the highest scorings going on to the final day Sunday when they compete through a set of elimination rounds until only one dog is left undefeated.  Sheri Bailey, with her mini Bailey's Blue Sky (Nikki) one of "our own" did herself proud and I am sure she was very pleased to have her mini be one of the three highest scoring mini schnauzers invited to compete this year! We are proud of  Sheri and her Bailey's Blue Sky! The third mini schnauzer invited to compete was Abbey of Lowry Hill owned by Michael Reardon.

A mini schnauzer won in the 12" division of the Agility finals.  Christine Frank and her mini Kimie won the 12" division of the National Agility finals and there were many other schnauzers there who did our breed proud! 

1/15-16/05

At the Cream City Canines agility trial in Milwaukee Thursday through Sunday.  Indee earned his MX (Master Excellent) title yesterday.  To get the MX, you need 10 perfect runs in the Excellent B Standard class.  I'm really pleased that he did so well in earning the last 2 "legs" this weekend.  Slick got leg #9 toward the 10 perfect runs required for the MXJ (Master Excellent Jumpers) title.  Hopefully he will get #10 at our club's trial at the end of January. !2/13/04  Lynn Tamms
We passed our club's novice class and are currently enrolled in a trial procedures class, as well as a therapy class.  I am proud to say that Kirk's Erika das Schwarze can now add CGC and TD to her name.  She passed the tests last week and we are thrilled.  She received third place in pre-novice at an obedience match a few weeks ago and I have just gotten brave enough to enter her in a real obedience trial this weekend. Kaye Kirk in OKC, Erika - CGC, TD (and maybe someday I can add a CD to that)
Hi All,
Yesterday at the Cream City Canines Agility Trial in Waukesha, WI, Slick got his first excellent standard leg and first place.  This was only his second time in excellent standard.  Needless to say, I'm flabbergasted.  He did sooooo well!  I promise some pictures as soon as I have time to scan some. I didn't show today as I was judging Obedience for the Kettle Moraine KC which holds its conformation show & obedience trial at the same venue as the agility trial.  Back to agility tomorrow.
Lynn Tamms, Oshkosh, WI
tamms@athenet.net
Chloe a 1 yearold schnauzer finished her CD title on June 25 2000 with a score of 187.  She will now be shown in breed in the July show here in Florida.  Just thought I would brag alittle.  Jackie  Mummenschz@AOL.com
6/6/00
On Saturday at the Packerland KC's agility trial, Slick got his second open standard leg and 1st place.  He and I were a real team and it was lots of fun.  Yesterday, he came out of his crate snorting....you know, those sounds schnauzers make when they're excited, and I knew it was going to be a wild ride.  He was very fast in open standard and made too many mistakes, but he sure was fun.  We were in excellent jumpers with weaves which is very hard.  He stayed right with me, but knocked over some bars and that's a flunk.
Lynn Tamms    Oshkosh WI
6/05/00
Augie dog entered his 2nd and 3rd obedience trials this beautiful sunny weekend - and he qualified. He got his CD. All 3 trials that we entered were outdoors, and he qualified each time. I'm very proud of him, and very thankful to some list friends who gave helpful tips on the over enthusiastic recall and gallop to finish. Now on to the CDX!
Carol Wilson & Augie dog   BC Canada
5/29/00  hi all, Just had to send a quick brag to the list.  This past weekend Slick earned his NADAC (north american dog agility council) novice certificate-NAC and his novice jumpers certificate-NJC at the DIGS agility trial in northern Illinois.  NADAC has 4 runs per day and he qualified once in jumpers and 3 times in standard.  He was very fast and really paid attention. we're off to the AKC trials this weekend, so keep your paws crossed.
lynn tamms, oshkosh, wi   tamms@athenet.net
Dasher got his 2nd leg in Novice A today with a score of 190.  We were going for high score at 195, until the little bugger got excited and started mouthing off to me.  The crowd loved it, the judge did not.
I should be happy with 190, but gosh darn it I want that high score.
Theresa   Ch-Dasher@webtv.net
Slick got his CDX today at the Fond du Lac co. kennel club's show.  I am so excited, because I'm a judge I have to show in the Open B class and that's kind of intimidating.  He got a 188, 4th place was a 192.  
Lynn Tamms    tamms@athenet.net
Sophie and I really did it!!!! <Very Big Grin>  We actually qualified in our very first try at Utility "A" with a 190 earning us 3rd Place!! Actually all the statistics got broken that day. There were *5* total qualifiers in Utility "A" out of the 9 that picked up!! It was a *great* group of dogs!!!!  The two best pieces of advice that I received from most everyone was 
#1. Focus on one exercise at a time and think about what your doing. 
#2. Trust your dog!!!!
We had entered Open "B" along with the Utility "A". I qualified both days in Open B. I took 4th Place on Saturday with a 192 and then 3rd Place on Sunday with a 192.5. Plus we got high scoring Terrier both days (way cool squeekie toys!!) - Jan M. VanSyckel / U-CDX Sterling' Sophia DeVamp AKC/ ASCA CDX, Can CD, TT, CGC  Plaistow, NH

Here is a listing of the top Obedience Miniature Schnauzers on the Hoflin list,  Obedience Top Dogs Stats as of today.  There is an explanation at the beginning of the list as to why there are two lists for each event, and how they are calculated.
Congratulations to list members Don Schuessler & Linda Kroeger's Asbach Von Coburg, Betty Batchelder's Lorbach's Jumping Jack Flash, CDX, as well as Jill Faulmann's Daree's Midnight Cloud, CDX!

Miniature Schnauzers I
NOVICE
1 Rivercrest Tambo's Baby Kaper CD - D Johnson : 192.50 2
2 Sweetmagic Girl Girl Girls - C Lachance : 190.25 2
3 Asbach Von Coburg - D Schuessler/L Kroeger : 178.50 2
OPEN
1 Sercatep's Held For Ransom UDX MX - P Heinzelman : 195.33 3
2 Abby Of Lowry Hill CDX - S Sohre/M Reardon : 195.00 2
3 Abralyns G I'm Aim'n To Please CDX - M Zarge : 192.50 2
UTILITY
1 Sercatep's Held For Ransom UDX MX - P Heinzelman : 194.50 2
2 Black Bear III UDX - M Hamberlin : 192.67 3
3 Travelmor Liesl Madchen UD - S Mielach : 181.00 2
Miniature Schnauzers II
NOVICE
1 Rivercrest Tambo's Baby Kaper CD - D Johnson : 26 0 0 1 0 0 2
2 Ashley's Budding Star - A Mcdonald/J Mcdonald : 11 0 0 1 0 0 1
3 Sweetmagic Girl Girl Girls - C Lachance : 8 0 1 1 0 0 2
OPEN
1 Daree's Midnight Cloud CDX - J Faulmann : 20 0 0 0 2 1 3
2 Sterling Sophia Devamp CDX - J Vansyckel/L Quincy : 13 0 1 0 0 0 1
3 Black Bear III UDX - M Hamberlin : 8 0 0 1 0 0 1
UTILITY
1 Black Bear III UDX - M Hamberlin : 20 0 0 2 0 0 3
2 Lorbach's Jumping Jack Flash CDX NA - B Batchelder : 9 0 1 0 0 0 1

I'll brag! I just got home from the Waukesha Wisconsin dog training club's obedience trial. Slick qualified for his second leg in open. It wasn't quite a sterling performance, but I'll take it.  He was enthusiastic and had a good time and so did I.  I saw lots of people  I knew and one of my best friends got second place in novice. Keep your fingers and paws crossed for us tomorrow.  If we qualify Slick will have his CDX.  
Lynn Tamms, Cityhill Miniature Schnauzers
REBEL'S PAL JOEY, CGC, CD--That's my name after qualifying Saturday 11/13/99  at  the Del Sur KC trial at the Rancho Santa Fe Polo Club in Del Mar, CA. 1st leg was at Irwindale on 11/6/99;  2nd at the San Diego OB Club trial on 11/12/99 and to top it off I put on a 4th, insurance leg at The Cabrillo Trial on 11/13/99.  Three Green Ribbons in 3 days.  John McCarthy
Nikki and I earned a spot at the 1999 United States Dog Obedience Classic held in Indiana by coming in 7th place in the Open Division at  the Regional Obedience.  All of the best dogs and handlers in the United States were there competing in their division. Three shows were held over a period of 2 days with a total of 600 points that could be earned over the 3 shows. At the end of the weekend, Nikki had only lost 13 points out of 600 and was 17th out of around 55 - 60 dogs in the Open division.   I also have to brag on the only other Mini Schnauzer that was competing  in the Open division.  She was Abby of Lowery Hill owned by Mike Reardon.  Abby was cute and performed very well.  What was so ironic was that at the end of the 3 shows, we ended up with the same  score! (13/600).  Go Schnauzers!!!  I got to talk with Mike while there and really enjoyed our conversation.   I wish the best to him and Abby as they enter Utility!  Sheri

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