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The Official Newsletter for the Lethbridge and District Kennel Club

News

Baron- photo by Lorelei Hoffarth

December Edition
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Thought of the Month! !

Rundle & Bosley - photo by Kim. T

everything is more fun with a friendeven rolling in the snow

Favorite Links!
• For information on CKC Events, Breed Standings, and to find a show near you- check out Canuck Dogs. http://canuckdogs.com! • Check out our own website!! http://www.ldkc.net!

Upcoming Events!
• For information on CKC Events, Breed Standings, and to find a show near you- check out Canuck Dogs. http://canuckdogs.com!

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What our members have been up to...!
Members are encouraged to submit brags and photos for the newsletter. Email manymuddypaws@hotmail.ca!

Keitha & Roberta!
It is official- Cruiser has obtained his Grand Champion Excellence!!! !

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CRUISER is Canada's #1 Dachshund All Varieties and is Canada's #6 Hound!! What a great finish to a great year!

Seransil News!!

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2013 has been a good year for Seransil Poodles." Royal (Am/Can GCh Seransil Skyewell Roc’On Royal) finishes the year completing his GrandChampionship and being #5 Standard Poodle in Canada." Royal is co-owned with Robyn DeJager. Ashton finished#3 all breed, #1 in Alberta. #1 Standard Poodle, ,& #1 Non sporting in Rally Obedience this year!!! And Three Seransil Baby puppies made their debut in the ring at the Lethbridge show." They showed great for 4 month old puppies!

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Sandi! Etain & I have a successful week-end at the Lethbridge & District Kennel Club show." On Friday she was awarded a Group 3 placement under Judge Melvin Beech, it was our very first owner-handled placement & hopefully not our last.! Saturday & Sunday Etain showed very well, it was really nice to hear fellow exhibitors say that each day we showed better than the last." Hoping this bodes well for us when we make our US debut in Jan 2014.! "!

Judy Hunt!
In early November Mazie finished her Ch in Red Deer with a Best of Winners. Thanks to Julia and Pat for taking her and making sure she was in top notch showing condtion!!

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At our LDKC show Kona finished her CD and also won the Kinko Hironaka trophy for high aggregate in Novice...it was very exciting!!! and we are honored to keep that trophy for a year

Shauna!
In their debut to the rally ring- Catch came home with THREE qualifying scores, and a new Rally Novice Title! Pretty great for a first time!!

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He also recently earned his Advanced Agility Dog of Canada title, and just came home with his first Scenthurdle Dog title! What a superstar!!!!

Amanda!
Brit debuted in the Obedience ring at the LDKC show, and came home with one Qualifying score- a 190/200. She did great, and we have a list of things to work on before the next one!

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Jolene!
A puppy announcement!!! Jo and Brad welcomed their first Flatcoated Retriever home! LYNC (Blazingstar Galwey) is long awaited and Jo is excited to enjoy life with a Flatcoated Retriever !!!! ! KORT, Ch Davenloch Storm Warning CD RE AGIS AGIJS ADC SGDC SHDCh CGN HIC VC cqme away with his CGN title from our show in November!

Andrea!

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Andre picked up a couple more"Q's at the PawsnEffect trial end of Sept - earning his MSDC (Masters Snooker Dog of Canada) title!!

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Walker went 3 for 3 at the 2 x 4 Agility trial- earning his AADC! Look for him in Masters!!! He got the Q’s with all good times, and most importantly enjoyed himself! ! He has come a long way, and has learned that his mom is the most fun in the room. ;)

Andre got a couple more Q's at 2x4 trial, first ever Steeplechase Q (yay!!) and another (not needed, LOL) Snooker! Snooker appears to be his game!! "! Buzz had a great first time in the agility ring- he stuck with Andrea, and was happy to play.

Julia!

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True has big news to announce- he is officially the #1 Conformation Weimaraner in Canada for 2013!!! ! Not just beauty- Brains too! With limited showing True is #5 Rally Weim in Canada! ! At only three years old, he is already quite the dog. ! Huge Congratulations, and a big thank you to all of his supporters! !

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Dog Show Candids!

The LDKC show went off without a hitch! Thank you to the Show Committee for their tireless work, and all the members for their help to keep things running smoothly. We may be a small club, but our members are mighty! So Thank You, Thank you!

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Seasons Greetings!

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Happy Holidays from Kim, Bosley, and Rundle

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Flashback Brag Board

Jolene & Drake, Ch Mariner Storm Ryder Am Can CD , getting his Am CD in 1998

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*Submit an old win photo! Yours, or someone elses! I already have scooped a few. You’ve been warned!

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The Tail End!
A few thoughts from the editor

It’s Mid-December already. A time of holiday cheer, and reflection of the year gone by. !

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I have had a slow year dog-wise. I did no agility at all, which was a big change for me. A few obedience trials, and no rally trials. Mostly I was out herding with my border collies. Different. But no less fun. ;). I am hopeful that 2014 will be more balanced- back to the agility ring I go! And I am going to do Rally with one of my Border Collies this year so will get more CKC Ring time too! Should be fun! ! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the newsletter over the past year- your input, photos and contribution is what makes it possible. I can only put in the stuff I get. I do tend to scan Facebook for interesting things, brags, and photos but that will likely stop in the new year. I just can’t keep up with everyone!!! We are a small group- but we sure have a big presence in the dog world! It seems as though our members are always off doing something or other! So you’ll have to be sure to send me your stuff if you want it in, and I’ll do my best to put everything in that I get! ! I hope everyone has a great Holiday Season, filled with friends, family, and of course Dogs. ;) Be sure to take a minute or two to really sit back and enjoy it- because before you know it Christmas will be over and 2014 will be here. Best wishes to everyone for a great Christmas, and to a great and successful 2014!!!! !

Want to join the LDKC?!
We are always on the lookout for responsible dog lovers to join the club! ! Contact Andrea at andidog@telus.net for more information! !

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Comments/ Suggestions/ Submissions!
Editor: Amanda Labadie: manymuddypaws@hotmail.ca!

P.S Don’t be afraid to pass on the newsletter to your friends! Maybe it would be incentive to join so they can show off their wins and brags too! :)