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See pictures of Pups in the Snow from blizzard of January 22-23, 2016.
Erich Rutscheidt Turns 90!
Erich Rutscheidt turned 90 and we celebrated at our meeting on March 26th:
List of 2015 PVSSC Annual Award Winners
Dog of the Year – SGCH CH Blue Line’s Asta owned by Betsy Davison
Dog of the Year Opp Sex – PGCH CH Mistic’s Longfellow Serenade owned by Sally Marsh &
Stud Dog – CH Katahdin Sea Wolf, CD, RE, CGC owned by Rosemary, Kelsey and Sarah Miller
Brood Bitch – ( 1) GCH CH Celtic Cross Will o’ the Wisp owned by Rosemary, Sarah,
Kelsey Miller; and, ( 2) CH Celtic Cross Riverdance, RN, HAS-S, CGC, TDI owned by
Rosemary, Sarah, Kelsey Miller & Sarah Peak
Junior Handler of the Year – Sarah Peak
Obedience Dog –CH Von Der Sak Black Beau CDX, RN owned by Edward & Grace Sakala
Rally Dog – Windsong Autumn Whisper, CDX, RAE2 owned by Bradley Smith & James Loucks
Rally Dog Opp Sex – Asgard Warrior Prince owned by Marianna Herpel & Anna Marie Bowman
Agility Dog – CH Centara JJ Patron BN, RE, NA, NAJ, RATN CGCA owned by Lisa Davis
Versatility Dog – CH Centara JJ Patron, BN, RE, NA, NAJ, RATN, CGCA owned by Lisa Davis
Champions – ( 1 ) Cuyahoga Dream Over Parma, RN owned by Jay & Melissa Jennings ( 2 ) Centara Jemma Jewel owned by Linda Dobbie ( 3 ) Halcyon’s Angel Baby at Hidden Creek owned by Sue Anne Howell, Lovey Lyons & Patricia White ( 4) Quasar Double Barrel owned by Jeanne Kelley & Michelle Root ( 5 ) Sayermarc Asgard Bliss owned by Georgia Sabean & Jean Gillen ( 6 ) Halcyon’s Bullet with Butterfly Wings RATN, CGC owned by Patricia White & Michelle Bell ( 7) Windsong Dark Cinder owned by Frances Kingery ( 8 ) Celtic Cross Hanky Panky owned by Rosemary, Sarah, Kelsey Miller ( 9 ) Celtic Cross Monkey Business owned by Rosemary, Sarah, Kelsey Miller
Grand Champions – ( 1) CH Steinwald’s Celtic Cross Fionn Mac Cumhaill owned by Nicole Miller ( 2 ) CH Mohner’s Legacy for Halcyon owned by Patricia White ( 3) Blue Line’s Aloysia owned by Pamela K. Minnich ( 4 ) CH Mistic’s Diamond Ace owned by Carol Filer ( 5 ) CH Mistic’s Diamond in the Sky owned by Carol Filer
Champion/Grand Champion(s) … same year ( 1 ) Shana’s Black Swan owned by Maureen & John Shankweiler and Leann Shank ( 2 ) Blue Line’s Archie owned by Pamela K. Minnich
Grand Champion – Levels
Silver Grand Champion(s) – BGCH CH Blue Line’s Asta owned by Betsy Davison; BGCH CH Windsong’s Roman Ruler owned by Frances Kingery
Platinum Grand Champion – First and Only SS to achieve this level … GGCH CH Mistic’s
Longfellow Serenade owned by Sally Marsh and Al DeRenzis
Obedience Novice CD – CH Von Der Sak Black Beau CDX, RN owned by Edward & Grace Sakala
Obedience Open CDX – CH Von Der Sak Black Beau CDX, RN owned by Edward & Grace Sakala
Rally Novice – ( 1 ) Windsong Sunshine Forever owned by Carolyn Clough ( 2 ) CH
Celtic Cross Scarlett O’Hara owned by Jay & Melissa Jennings ( 3) Bianca Mia Z Romorv, CGC owned by Raymond Myers & Jill Mitchell ( 4 ) CH Katahdin Silver Surfer, HT RATI owned by Gail Mackiernan & Barry Cooper ( 5) Dinsdale-Chimera Steadfast Legacy owned by Lisa Klepp ( 6 ) Asgard Warrior Prince owned by Marianna Herpel & Anna Marie Bowman ( 7 ) CH Celtic Cross Devil’s Cut RN, RATI owned by Rosemary, Sarah & Kelsey Miller
Rally Advanced – ( 1 ) Windsong Sunshine Forever owned by Carolyn Clough ( 2 ) Asgard Omega Zezanna, CD, RN owned by Joy Pohl & Fran Tomlinson ( 3) Asgard Warrior Prince owned by Marianna Herpel & Anna Marie Bowman
Rally Level 1 – Bianca Mia Z Romorv, CGC owned by Raymond Myers & Jill Mitchell
RATI – ( 1) Celtic Cross Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, CGC owned by Raymond Myers & Jill Mitchell; ( 2) Celtic Cross Midnight Muse owned by Raymond Myers & Jill Mitchell; ( 3)
CH Katahdin Silver Surfer RN, HIT owned by Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper; ( 4) CH
Celtic Cross Hanky Panky owned by Rosemary, Sarah & Kelsey Miller; ( 5 ) CH Celtic Cross Monkey Business owned by Rosemary, Sarah & Kelsey Miller; ( 6) CH Celtic Cross Devil’s Cut owned by Rosemary, Sarah & Kelsey Miller
RATN – ( 1) Celtic Cross Beyond a Reasonable Doubt owned by Raymond Myers & Jill
Mitchell; ( 2) Katahdin Aquamarine owned by Gail Mackiernan & Barry Cooper; ( 3 ) Celtic
Cross High on a Mountain RATI owned by Candace Craig & Allison Rowe; ( 4 ) Shana’s
Quick Steppn Quinn owned by Betsy Seiffert & Leann Shank
RATO – ( 1) Celtic Cross High on a Mountain RATI, RATN owned by Candace Craig & Allison Rowe; ( 2) Blue Dog’s Rangeman RATI, RATN owned by Candace Craig & Allison Rowe; ( 3 ) Shana’s Quick Steppn Quinn owned by Betsy Seiffert & Leann Shank
Donations to CHF in Lieu of Plaque
CH Centara JJ Patron, BN, RE, NA, NAJ, RATN, CGC owned by Lisa Davis … six new
Annual Awards Dinner at Alfio’s, May 7th
Pictures taken by Ed:
Pictures taken by Marianna:
June 18-19, 2016 Dog Days of Summer Barn Hunt
Barn hunt commentary from Pat White:
The PVSSC’s second BHA sanctioned Barn Hunt Trial (but first with a full complement of classes) in June attracted both PVSSC members and others interested in learning more about this new sport. Many of our member’s dogs had not experienced the thrills of finding that rat, and their owners were pleasantly surprised to see the prey drive instinct kick in We had a nice entry of standard schnauzers competing, many for the first time. A good turn out of our PVSSC members signed up for the Instinct and first level Novice trials! And enjoyed the hunt with their dogs, even if the all of the dogs did not complete the hunt, climb and tunnel.
I would like to compliment those PVSSC members principally responsible for this intense two-day event. Candace Craig took the lead as Barn Trial Chair, which involved lots of pre-event paperwork and registration, as well as days of trials troubleshooting and administration. Allison Rowe, who also helped last year at our Nationals Barn Hunt event, ably assisted Candace. Azurdee Lancaster was the chief of records, determining scores and placements.
Every PVSSC event is totally supported by its volunteer members. Shade tents were erected, parking guidance provided, leash holders conscripted, and two picnics were served to appreciative hungry exhibitors.
Thanks for all that contributed, participated and supported this first ever PVSSC event!
From Trial Secretary Candace Craig:
Thank you to all who volunteered and participated in PVSSC’s June 2016 Dog Days of Summer Barn Hunt. It took a bit of choreography to pull off the Barn Hunt, PVSSC’s Annual Picnic and CGC testing at the same time, but we did it! Our request was honored by Mother Nature and we had good weather both days. I think it was a great weekend!
There were 34 breeds participating, and we had over 250 runs between the two days. As evidenced by the relatively high number of runs in Instinct and Novice, a lot of new people attended. For several, this was the first dog sport in which they participated. Whether or not you qualified or if this was your first or fifteenth time, I hope that everyone had a good experience, learned something and will continue to have Barn Hunt fun with their dogs.
Everyone played a part in the success of the trial. I would like to give extra applause to our wonderful judges – Marian Shaw and Sharon Yon, our gracious host – Jan Huff and to all of the dedicated volunteers.
Link to full trial results:
See you in the hay and Find That Rat!!
Standard Schnauzer Club of America’s National Specialty in Houston, Texas: See the report from the Wiretap.
Results of PVSSC B/OB Sanctioned Match August 28th: See the report from the Wiretap.
Lure Coursing Fun Day
Lure Coursing Fun Day was held on Saturday, November 5 at the home of Cindy and Paul Millard, Marshall, VA.
Here’s the report from the WireTap: Lure Coursing Fun Day.
Candace Craig also posted photos on her web site. To view them, go to:
and click on lure-coursing gallery.
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Christmas Party 2016
Here are some pictures from the Christmas party:
PVSSC Awards for 2016
For pictures of the Awards dinner Saturday, May 6 at Alfio’s, see: http://www.pvssc.org/club-news/.
SS of the Year: GCHG CH Windsong Roman Ruler (F. Kingery)
SS of the Year Opposite Sex: CH Am. Made’s Breaking Dawn at Barbas Bravas (R. Miller & S. Cukier)
Stud Dog of the Year: GCHP CH Mistic’s Longfellow Serenade (S. Marsh & A. DeRenzis)
Brood Bitch of the Year: GCH CH Celtic Cross Wild Irish Rose (Rose Miller)
Obedience SS of the Year: CH Shana’s Quick Steppn Quinn, UD, RAE, PT, RATS (B. Seiffert)
Rally SS of the Year (Tie): Windsong Autumn Whisper CDX RAE3 (B. Smith & J. Loucks) AND CH Shana’s Quick Steppn Quinn, UD, RAE, PT, RATS (B. Seiffert)
Junior Handler of the Year: Sarah Peak
Versatility Award: CH Shana’s Quick Steppn Quinn, UD, RAE, PT, RATS (B. Seiffert) AND CH Von Der Sak Black Beau, CDX, RE, HIT (E. & G. Sakala) AND CH Katahdin Silver Surfer, RN, HIT, RATI, CGC (G. Mackiernan & B. Cooper)
Companion Dog Excellent: Windsong Autumn Whisper CD RAE2 (B. Smith & J. Loucks)
Am. Made Breaking Dawn at Barbas Bravas (R. Miller & S. Cukier)
Bardhills Nicholas Nickelby Jr (P. Cooney)
Bodyguard Alarm Beskyd (D. Chronister)
Celtic Cross Beyond Reasonable Doubt (J. Mitchell & R. Myers)
Celtic Cross Class Action (R. Miller)
Celtic Cross Double Jeopardy (R. Miller)
Celtic Cross Into Darkness (K. & S. Peak)
Celtic Cross Manannan Mac Lir (A. Shiflett)
Celtic Cross Pactum Factum (R. Miller)
Cetah’s Jessie James (D. Chronister)
Halcyon’s Dancing in the Moonlight (G. Pfeiffer)
Halcyon’s Eye of the Tiger (P. White)
Shana’s Once in a Blue Moon (M. & J. Shankweiler)*
CH Celtic Cross Devil’s Cut, RN, RATN (R. Miller)
CH Centara Infinite Illusion (L. Dobbie)
CH Centara Illusive Ivy (L. Dobbie)
CH Cuyahoga Dream Moon Over Parma, RN (M. & J. Jennings)
CH Halcyon’s Angel Baby at Hidden Creek (S. Howell & L. Lyons)
CH Halcyon’s Willy Wonka (S. Howell, L. Lyons & P. White)
CH Hidden Creek’s Emerald Rose (I. Schmeling, L. Lyons & S. Howell)
CH Katahdin Silver Surfer, RN, HIT, RATI, CGC (G. Mackiernan & B. Cooper)
Bronze Grand Champions:
GCH CH Blue Line’s Archie (P. Minnich)
GCH Steinwald’s Celtic Cross Fionn Mac Cumhaill (N. Miller)
Gold Grand Champion:
GCHS CH Windsong Roman Ruler (F. Kingery)
* In lieu of a plaque, a donation was made by Maureen & John Shankweiler to the Canine Health Foundation, Standard Schnauzer Donor Advised Fund.