Congratulations to Donna Schmidt and Jade on their MACH5 today March 12, 2017.
This team just keeps on going and going and they make it look so easy.
Way to go girls!!
Congratulations to Doug and Lexie on achieving their high goal of getting an OTCH!!
Lexie is Doug's very first obedience dog and he went from Novice A to OTCH!
Lexie is now known as
We are so proud of Doug and Lexie for taking this wonderful trip together.
Special thanks goes out to Doug's trainer, Linda Smithberger, who has helped guide Doug and Lexie thru this incredible journey.
And of course, a big cheer goes out to Doug's wife, Nanci, who has supported Doug thru-out his adventure with his very special girl.
Lexie is from our Traveling litter, out of our Abbi and Collin.
She and Doug have done some wonderful traveling in obtaining this goal.
May 17th, 2014
Congratulations to Cassie (Outer Space Litter) on finishing her Rally Novice title today! Lori and Cassie's first official AKC title!! Wahoo!
Feb 22, 2015
Pam & Bonny finished their GMOTCH!!
The Canadian Kennel Club awards the Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion title to the dog that meets the following requirements:
Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion
Requirements for this title may only be accumulated after the completion of the Master Obedience Trial Champion Title.
The requirements are:
(a) a minimum score of 195 points in both the Open B and Utility B classes at the same trial at 10 separate trials. (phew!)
(b) pairs must be earned under a minimum of 10 different judges. A pair may be counted under 2 different judges, provided it is earned in the same trial.
(c) a High in Trial with a score of 195 or higher out of the Open B class.
(d) a High in Trial with a score of 195 or higher out of the Utility B class.
Today was also Bon's 19th HIT!
She's the first and only female golden with a CH and GMOTCH and only the 5th CH/GMOTCH Golden.
Feb 15, 2015
A big Congratulations to Pam Martin and the Bonster for earning a 200 perfect score and taking back-to-back High in Trials this past weekend!!
Wow! What a great weekend for this amazing team. They are so close to their Grand MOTCH title. Taking a little time off for those babies seems to have improved their game! And not having much hair doesn't seem to have hurt either.
Big Congratulations to an Amazing Team!
Sept 14, 2014
A big Congratulations to Steph Critch and Luk on getting their Master Hunter title!!! Steph put all of Luk's MH passes on herself and he's her first dog to do field training!
Go Steph & Luk!!
Topmast Karluk's North Pole Voyage MH CGC
from our Traveling litter.
Nov 3, 2013
Congratulations to Jan Masica and CT Keeper on completing their VST track in 12 minutes and obtaining their Champion Tracker title!! WAHOO!! A CT is not an easy title to obtain. Only 5% of dogs pass that VST, which is tracking on concrete, asphalt, and grass. I was there to watch Abbi's daughter complete that track in 12 minutes and it was breathtaking. The crowd was estactic for Jan & Keeper and Jan was so happy.
Congratulations to Jan and
CT Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE MH MXB MXJ MXF ADHF WCX VCD2 CL1-F CGC.
What an amazing dog Keeper is and what a great trainer Jan is.
We have our first MACH!!! Donna & Jade finished their MACH at the tender age of 2 yrs 4 months!! This right on top of her getting her ADHF! Wow, this team is really rolling along. Talk about Consistancy!
MACH Topmast Purple Jade ADHF!!
August 19, 2013
Wow.....what a weekend Abbi's offspring and grand-daughter had this past
Pam won't brag, so I'll brag for her.
Bonny and Pam passed TWO Master tests here in Michigan this past weekend!
And I got to see her run a couple of times. So it was great!
Jan & Keeper passed her Master test for her 11th MH pass and did a fine
job of it too.
Donna Anderson & Jamie finished their MXJ!! I know they've worked really
hard on becoming a team, as Jamie is so fast.
Donna Schmidt and Jade showed four days at an agility trial and got FOUR
Jade also passed her hips with a Good & normal elbows! Wahoo!
Sheri & Luke tried dock diving, along with Sandy and Jig and they all did
Kerri, Chime, Diamond
A big WAHOO to all three of my young girls for finishing their SHR (Started Hunting Retriever) titles this weekend!!! Diamond and Chime did it in four straight and Kerri needed that fifth one.
I am so proud of my girls for loving the retrieving game and having fun with me.
So proud of Diamond, who has been completely trained by Tom, and I get to show her for her titles.
April 28, 2013
Jade (Topmast Purple Jade AX AXJ) finished her AX and AXJ last weekend with two first places!!! What a girl! She has really moved along from Novice thru Excellent in just about 6 weeks! Go Jade!
Kerri completed her CD in one weekend, with three 3rd places. This qualifies her for her VCD1 award (Versatility Dog), which you get from AKC when you have a CD, TD, and NA/NAJ. Way to go Kerri!!!
April 14, 2013
Bonny has a new Canadian UD and that completes her Canadian OTCH!!! And she does it with a High in Trial!!! WAHOO!!! Way to go, Ms Bon and Pam!!
She is now known as:
Can. CH. OTCh Topmast Take the High Road CD JH WCX CCA Can. WCX GRCC VCI VHO.
March 10, 2013
Congratulations to Barbara Verga on two new titles on both her dogs, Bing and Perri. Bing finished his UDX2 and Perri obtained her Rally Advanced title.
They are official known as:
Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle
UDX2 OM1 VER RE JH OA AXJ NJP NF WC VCX CCA CGC
Topmast Perri's Home For The Holidays
UD RA OA OAJ NF
Feb 14, 2013
Congratulations to Pam Martin and Bonny, who finished her Can CDX right behind that CD, with another High in Trial!!! Wahoo!! Way to go, Bon!!!!
Can. CH. Topmast Take the High Road
JH WCX CCA Can. CDX WCX GRCC VCI VHOF
And congratulations to her littermate Nina and her owner MaryEllen Moyse, on finishing Nina's CD from the Novice B classes in three straight shows.
Nina is now known as
Topmast Travelyn Girl BN CD.
Congratulations to Pam Martin and Bonny on their new Can CD and two High In Trials!!! Bon is now
Can Ch Topmast Take the High Road JH WCX CCA Can CD WCX
WAHOO!!! Go Pam and Bon!!!
January 20, 2013
It sure has been quiet with Abbi's offspring or I am way behind on news.
Big Congratulations to Barbara Verga and her Topmast Traveling pup Perri on completing their Utility Dog title (UD).
Wahoo!!! Barbara's second UD!! Bing (Perri's big half-brother) was Barbara's first UDX! Great Accomplishment with two of Abbi's offspring!
Chime's daughter is the first off Chime's offspring to get agility titles!! Jade (Topmast Purple Jade NA NAJ) completed her Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers titles with all first places! Wow! These guys are becoming a great team! She also has her first Open Std and Jumpers legs. See the link below to watch her latest run.
Congratulations to Jan and Keeper on several more OTCH points and her 7th QQ!! That girl is on a roll.
Sept 3, 2012
Congratulations to Chelse and Tango (Topmast Let's Go Tango! RA) on getting her Rally Advanced (RA) title this weekend, with nice scores and placements too!
What a team they have become!
Latest news--NEW MASTER HUNTER!!
August 12, 2012
Congratulations to Jan and Keeper on getting that fifth pass for her Master Hunter title!! WAHOO!!! Way to go girls!! We are so proud of you two!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
CDX RE TDX MH MX MXJ MXF WCX VCD2 CL1-F CGC
Latest news-July 31st, 2012
July 31, 2012
We welcome the Outer Space Litter, by Chime x Kamikaze.
Five puppies (2 boys and 3 girls).
See their webpage for more pictures.
Latest news-July 15th, 2012
Congratulations to Doug and Nanci Braun and their lovely girl, Topmast Wings of Travel UD RE JH CCA CGC, for getting her UD in short order!! With placements for every leg.
What a great team they have become!
Lexie 2/3 UD
Congratulations to Lexie (Topmast Wings of Travel CD RE JH
CCA CGC) on getting her first two UD legs with two first placements!
Wow! First time out in utility and they get two qualifying scores & two first places!!! Amazing team! Go Lexie!!
May 20, 2012
Happy First Birthday to the Gemstones! Five precious Gemstones born a year ago. All are doing great!
Congratulations to their sire Rocky, on finishing his Master Hunter today on their birthday!! Go Rocky!
Congratulations to Keeper (Irish Litter) on her 3rd Master Hunter pass today. That test was tough and she did a great job on it!
Congratulations to Finn (Irish Litter) on finishing his AX last weekend. getting a first place. He also Q's in Excellent Jumpers twice for two MXJ legs. Happy Mother's Day to Sue!
Feb 13, 2012
Wow, what a weekend all of Abbi's babies have had!
Keeper (Irish Litter) got QQ #2 with double placements (2nd & 3rd) and another MX Q with a 3rd place. Very impressive weekend, Keeper!
Not to be outdone, her brother Jig (another Irish pup) got his first QQ with double placements too. Way to go Jig!
Karli (Traveling litter) got her first agility Q this weekend in Novice Standard with a First Place. Wahoo, Ms Karli!!
Karli's brother, Skipper, from the Traveling litter, got his first two Rally Excellent legs this weekend, with two first places!
Perri (Traveling Litter) came home with her first UD leg and 4th place. Very impressive!
Her brother, Bing (Music Litter), did a fantastic job! He won the Utility B class
once, got another UDX leg, got 2 Versatility legs with more Master
Points and OTCH points, and won Highest Scoring Golden with a Field
Title both days of the Golden Specialty. He qualified 3 out of 4 times
in the Utility ring and once in the open ring. Bing is on a roll!
December 31, 2011
For the final weekend of the year, Keeper and Kerri went to Columbus, OH and played agility with Shiloh. It was a good weekend.
Keeper finished her MXJ, which finished out a great year for her.
Shiloh Q'd both days in EXC STD for a bunch of MACH points.
Kerri Q'd her first time out in Novice FAST with a 3rd place. Not bad for my little velcro dog.
Momma Abbi went and had fun in agility.
November 13, 2011
Luk passed his Senior test today with flying
colors and is now a Senior Hunter!!
(Topmast Karluk's North Pole Voyage
We are so proud of these guys. Stephanie is a Novice A handler and this
field handling thing is all brand new to her. She and her pro trainer
Mike, have done a wonderful training Luk to his potential and showing
that beauty, brains, and field ability can go together. And this love of
field for Steph all started with the Carol Cassity seminar (thanks Gayle
Steph is driving back home to Florida from GA, so I have permission to
brag for her.
Luk's marking is fantastic, just like his momma's.
It's nice to know that breeding choices for the risk we take breeding to
a conformation dog that has no performance titles has paid off. The
Traveling litter is really out there showing everybody that the
Thanks Abbi and Collin!
Now on to Master for Steph and Luk!
Oct 30, 2011
Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF JH WC VC CCA O-NAC/NCC/NJC/TN
Congratulations to Jig and Sandy on getting his JH!!!! This is Sandy's first field title and she is thrilled her young boy has taken her on this adventure!
Wahoo Jig JH!!!
Oct 9, 2011
Topmast Joy's Country Mile JH TDI CGC (Joy) -(Laura McGarrell-Young).
This is Laura's FIRST official AKC title she has ever put on a dog! Way to go Laura and Joy, on getting a big title!!
Another MH pass!!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover VCD2 CDX RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Keeper)-Jan Masica
This is Keeper's 2nd Master Hunter pass two weeks in a row!! In her first two MH tests! Amazing.
Two JH legs!!
Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC/NCC/NJC/TN--(Jig)-Sandy Ziemski
Jig's first two JH legs!! I don't think Sandy has put any field titles on any of her dogs either.
Sept 25, 2011
NEW Junior Hunter!! Congratulations to Doug and Nanci Braun on Lexie's new Junior Hunter! She is now known as:
Topmast Wings of Travel CD RE JH CCA CGC.
Sept 3, 2011
Big news for the Traveling Litter pups!
Lexie,Topmast Wings of Travel CD RE CCA CGC (Braun) finished her CD a couple of weeks ago with another first place and then has added two Junior Hunter passes to her and Doug's accomplishments. WAHOO!!! Pretty impressive for this Novice A team!!
Bonny, Can. CH. Topmast Take the High Road JH WCX CCA Can. WCX, (Martin) added an Am WCX a few weeks back and then this weekend, passed her Can WCI and WCX!!! Way to go Bonny & Pam!!!
July 23, 2011
A very busy weekend.
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE SH MX AXJ MXF TDX VCD2 CL1 CGC (Masica), finished her Senior Hunter title!! She did this in four straight trials! What a girl she is and what a trainer Jan is. Way to Go, Keeper & Jan!!!
, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer AX AXJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TNN TGN O-WVN CGC, finished his Excellent Jumpers title today!! Way to go Jig and Sandy!!
The Gemstone litter went home today to their new homes. Welcome to their new owners! Enjoy those puppies!
Topmast Trace of Gold, (Mr Red)
off to California with Daisy & Bill Spurgin to do hunting and become a valuable family member.
Topmast Purple Jade. (Ms Black)
off to Syracuse, NY with Donna Schmidt to do agility and competition obedience. She'll have fun with Donna's other golden Jordan. They also would like to try some field training for the first time.
Topmast Amber Hills of Scotland (Ms Gray-Blue)
off to NJ with George and Beth Gibson. She will join Chime's sister Emma and do great hunting and retrieving lots and lots of birds.
Topmast Twist of Slate (Mr Orange)
off to NJ to join Audrey Kaplonski and her other golden Dutch. They will be doing competition obedience, maybe a little agility, and we'll have to see if we can get her into field.
Topmast Diamonds and Pearls (Ms Pearl)
She will be staying with us and join her mom Chime, Aunt Kerri, and Grandma Abbi doing agility, obedience, field, and tracking.
July 18, 2011
Bonny, Topmast Take the High Road JH Can WC (Martin), finished her Canadian Championship with a Best of Breed!!!
Way to go Bonny & Pam!!!
Now, on to that Master Hunter
June 20, 2011
Topmast Take the High Road JH CCA Can WC, finished her Junior Hunter this past weekend with Pam Martin in NY. WAHOO!!! Now on to Master!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE JH MX AXJ MXF TDX VCD2 CL1 CGC, passed her 3rd straight Senior Hunt test on Sunday, May 20, 2011. Wow! Only one more to go!! What a great dog and handler!!
NEW OPEN AGILITY DOG!
, Gaylans Celtic Spirit OA AXJ OF AD SG (Donna Anderson)
her Open Agility title this weekend, then went on to get her first Excellent Standard leg, with TWO First places!!! Way to go Jamie!!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover VCD2CDX RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF RE WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica), obtained her SECOND Senior Hunter pass Sunday with a tough water blind. She was only 9 of 25 dogs to pass! Good Job, Keeper & Jan! All that hard work pays off!
June 4, 2011
Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover VCD2CDX RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF RE WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica), completed her CDX today, and a bumper leg too. Two 2nd places. That makes her a VCD2 also. Way to go, Keeper & Jan!!
Now back to field and agility!!
May 22, 2011
Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Verga),
did a great job this weekend at 2 outdoor shows. He earned UDX legs #7 and #8.
U-CH Topmast American Express Traveler CD RA TDI CGC TT (Ziemski) earned two legs of his Rally Excellent this weekend at the Long Island shows with placings (2nd on sat and lst on sun). One more to go!
May 21, 2011
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC
(Jan Masica) passed her first SENIOR hunt test with flying colors!!!
Wahoo!!! Jan and Keeper have been training hard for this and we are so proud of these two.
This happened the day after getting her 7th MXJ leg with a second place in a very competitive 20" class!
Is there anything this little girl can't do???
May 15, 2011
Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ OF NAC NJC TNN CGC
) has his open fast title.... 2nd leg a second and third leg a second place!! Great job!
May 1, 2011
Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ NF NAC NJC TNN CGC
) (Sue & Teri Zgoda) qualified for his second OAJ leg with a First Place!
Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC(Jan Masica) earned two CDX legs with two 1st places. Then she was out the next day and obtained her fifth MXJ leg with a second place.
Momma Abbi was out for the first time this year and qualified in Exc JWW for more MACH points.
Now we're just going to be hanging at home, waiting for Chime to have her puppies May 20.
April 3, 2011
Juice and Paula were finally out playing at agility again last weekend and did really well and QQ'd!! I think there were some placements with those Q's too.
Way to go, Juice!
April 2, 2011
Finn and Sue did one day at a trial and came home with a second place and his first leg in OAJ. Per Sue, he did great in Excellent standard, but his handler
messed up one sequence...otherwise perfect. Nice way to start off their
March 27, 2011
Jig and Sandy did USDAA at Dream Park this weekend. He was in Starters
(Novice level) since they hadn't done it before and they entered the
tournament classes (to qualify for Nationals in Kentucky) which are
Masters (Excellent) level.
He got a Q in Standard and 2 Q's in Gamblers all three with 1st placements.
He also Q'd in Steeplechase which is one of 2 Q's they need to compete in September. He placed 8th in about 25 dogs; (pretty good considering the majority of competitors were BC's!!)
Not bad for their first time out in USDAA!!!
Latest news--Feb 22, 2011
NEW NOVICE AGILITY DOG!
, Gaylans Celtic Spirit NA AXJ OF AD SG (Donna Anderson) finished
her NA title.
Feb 27, 2011
, Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD RE MH MX MXJ VCX, (Linda Lowy) earned a QQ on Sat. at Gem City, for more MACH points and on Sun picked up a Q in Excellent Standard with a beautiful standard run, for more MACH points again. He's a pretty consistent boy for being off in the Master Hunt tests for most of last year!
Perri, Topmast Perri's Home for the Holidays CD, (Barbara Verga), qualified for her fifth CD leg and placing 3rd in her class. Now on to Open!! Perri celebrated by being the first in the Topmast Traveling litter to get an EXCELLENT rating on her hips too!
February 14, 2011
Abbi's pups had a great weekend!!
U-Ch Topmast American Express Traveler CD RN TDI CGC (Zelinski), finished his CD and RA this past weekend, in three straight shows.
Now on to Open!
Topmast Atlantic Traveler RN CGC TDI TT (Cona), earned his first Rally Advanced leg this weekend.
,Topmast Perri's Home for the Holidays CD (Verga),obtained her CD in three straight shows, with a bumper leg to boot. All with placements and in the 190's.
Big brother Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Verga), earned his 6th UDX leg and qualified in either open or utility in all four shows with scores of 190 or above each time.He had one 2nd place and 3 third places for the weekend! He earned 42 more Master points and is now just 12 Utility points away from his Obedience Master Title!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TDX JH MX AXJ MXF RE WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) obtained her first two CD legs with beautiful performances, just missing two 199's by a no sit. She looked great out there!
Feb 7, 2011
,Topmast Perri's Home for the Holidays (Verga), was not going to be outdone by her "big brother" Bing from two weeks ago, so she stepped into the obedience ring this weekend and obtained her first two legs on her CD! With great scores and two 4th places! Not bad for the baby dog. Looks like she might be growing up!
January 24, 2011
Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Verga), did a great job earning his 5th UDX leg with 4th place in both open and utility classes. He also earned another 15 points toward his obedience master title.
U-Ch Topmast American Express Traveler RN TDI CGC(Zelinski), earned two legs toward his Rally Advanced title with two 4th placings and scores of 96 and 97 this weekend - such a good boy!
January 23, 2011
Jan and I went to a Rally trial this weekend and came home with four new titles and a ton of ribbons.
Keeper finished her Rally Advanced on Friday, then finished her Rally Excellent today (with a bumper leg to boot).
Kerri and Chime finished their Rally Advanced titles.
Abbi finished her Rally Excellent title.
That made 13 Q's total with placements for ALL 13 Q's!!
Abbi and her three daughters Chime, Kerri, and Keeper had a great weekend and did us all proud!!!
Now on to obedience!
January 2, 2011
Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD RE MX MXJ MH WCX CCA VC, (Lowy) came roaring back into agility after spending the summer and fall doing Master Hunt tests, obtaining two QQ's and lots of MACH points!!! No grass growing under this boy's feet! WAHOO!!!
Topmast Comin' About Karli CGC, (Globuschutz) debuted in CPE novice agility this weekend and obtained her first agility Q in Colors. At not quite two, she's going to try and catch up with her "big brother" Keagan!
January 2, 2011
A first QQ for
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TDX JH AX AXJ MXF RN WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her ninth MX leg and fourth MXJ leg to get her first of many QQ's. On very complicated courses! Congratulations Jan and Keeper!
December 11, 2010
Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle RN OA NAJ
CCA PK1 PJ1 PR1 CL1-S CL1-H CL1-F CGC, finished her Rally Novice RN title with a 4th place and did a great job of it too.
, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer AX OAJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TNN TGN O-WVN CGC,
qualified with 3rd place in AKC Excellent B Standard for a MX leg.
December 6, 2010
Congratulations to Lexie, Topmast Wings of Travel RN (Doug & Nanci Braun), for finishing their Rally Novice (RN) title this weekend!! This is Doug and Lexie's first title and we are so proud of them for adventuring into the show ring. Now on to Advanced Rally in January!
December 5, 2010
Congratulations to Jamie,
Gaylan's Celtic Spirit AXJ OF SG (Donna Anderson) on finishing her AXJ!! That didn't take long!
Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TDX JH AX AXJ MXF RN WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her eighth MX leg and third MXJ leg.
Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ CGC, earned her first OAJ leg.
Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA EAC (Pat Swallows) earned her 5th QQ, with another Q in Standard.
November 21, 2010
Congratulations to Jamie (Gaylan's Celtic Spirit OAJ OF SG,
on getting her second AXJ leg with a 2nd place!! That girl is moving right along! Must be Donna is learning how to drive her Mazaratti
November 14, 2010
Congratulations to Doug & Nanci Braun and Lexie (Topmast Wings of Travel CGC) on getting Lexie's first ribbons by passing her first Rally show and getting two legs with a 4th and 2nd place! Not bad for their Novice A dog! Very impressive!
November 15, 2010
Karli UJJ Topmast Comin' About Karli CCA CGC ,
Byrce Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice NAJ CCA CL1-H CL1-S CL1-R CL1-F , and
Kerri Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ CCA PK1 PJ1 PR1 CL1-F CL1-H CL1-S CGC all passed their CCA this weekend
Traveling pups Tango, Perri, Karli, Bonny have all passed their heart and eye clearances.... yeah!
Keeper Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TDX JH AX AXJ MXF RN WCX CL1-F CGC finished her Master Excellent Fast titles and got a couple more Q's in Excellent at Hudson Valley.
Jig Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer AX OAJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN TGN O-WVN finished his AX at Hudson Valley and did a great FAST class.
Steph and Luk Topmast Karluk's North Pole Voyage JH CGC finished their Junior Hunter in four straight hunt tests.
Bonny Topmast Take the High Road CCA Can. WC passed for three JH legs and only needs one more to go.
Jamie Gaylan's Celtic Spirit OAJ OF SG finished her Open Jumpers title and Open Fast titles, and got her first Excellent JWW leg with 1st place.
Finn Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ NF NAC NJC TNN CGC finished his OA, Novice JWW, and his Novice Fast title with placements, and Teri & Finn got a 1st place in Tunnelers and Jumpers in NADAC.
Shiloh Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD MH MX MXJ RE WCX CCA VCX got his 5th Master National pass for the 2011 Master National (I think you need 6). That's amazing!
Juice Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PDII is on a roll, racking up Q's, getting a 1st in Exc Standard two days in a row at Hudson Valley and a 1st & 2nd place in FAST to finish his MXF. He also has surpassed his momma on QQ's. I believe he has 5 now.
October 16, 2010
Congratulations to Bonny (Topmast Take the High Road CCA CanWC) on getting her CCA her first time in the ring! Even without much coat, the judges couldn't miss that great structure!
Jan and Keeper (Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
RN TDX AX AXJ XF JH WCX
were out there burning up the agility ring again, getting MXF leg #8 & 9. That girl can rack up some distance!
Sept 19, 2010
Congratulations to the Traveling litter on a great field weekend!!
Luk, Topmast Karluk's North Pole Voyage CGC, (Critch), passed both days in his first Hunt test to obtain his first two Junior Hunter legs. This was Stephanie's first hunt test ever and she proved she's been a good student and did a great job holding her nerves together to get those passes. Luk got high praises from the judges, showing beauty and field work can go together!
Littermate Bonny, Topmast Take the High Road Can WC (Hargrove) also passed her Junior Hunt Test this weekend, getting her 3rd JH leg. Only one more to go!
Both of these pups are from the Collin/Abbi breeding and they are doing us proud!
Teri and Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA NAC NJC TNN CGC (Zgoda), got their Novice jumpers title and Novice tunnelers title in NADAC today along with 5 blue ribbons in jumpers (2),,hoopers (1),tunnelers(2) ,and a second place in open reg1. The judges were very impressed with Teri's handling!
was at a USDAA trial this weekend and finished her PD2 title with a first place.
Our Kerri, from the Irish litter, did well at the trial too, qualifying in all three runs she ran in, finishing her P1 Jumpers and Pairs Relay titles with two First places and qualifying for her first Standard P1 leg with a second place.
Sept 5, 2010
Keeper (Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
RN TDX AX AXJ XF JH WCX
CL1-F CGC) (Masica) got her 5th MX leg this weekend with a 4th place in Exc B Standard. And she was sooooo close for that QQ, but taking the wrong end of the last obstacle tunnel in JWW. She didn't get to play anymore for the weekend, as she looks like she has a slight case of kennel cough. Bummer.
Her sister Kerri (Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ PK1 CL-1 CGC) finished her NAJ with a 2nd place and finished her OA with a 4th place! On to Excellent!
Momma Abbi got her a QQ for the first time in several years! It was very exciting. Either one knocked bar or a missed contact seems to have robbed us of those QQ's in the last year. Maybe the curse is over.
Bonny (Topmast Take the High Road Can WC) went out this weekend with Susan and passed her first Junior test twice, for her first two JH legs. Way to go Susan (who I know is thrilled to have Bonny back home again from Aunt Pam's, where she's been getting great field foundation training). All that training showed well this weekend!!
August 29, 2010
Bonny (Traveling litter) got her Canadian WC on her first try! She's been staying with her Auntie Pam Martin for field training the last six weeks and she has proven a great student! Check out her webpage.
Keeper (Irish Litter) got her MXF leg #6 with a first place and MXJ leg #2.
Check out her video of that MXJ run!
Jig (Irish Litter) got an Exc FAST Q, then headed to PVGRC and passed his CCA on his first attempt! (Along with his cousins Devon and Reese)
Kerri (Irish Litter) got her second NAJ leg today with a 1st place and her second OA leg with a 3rd place.
Juice (Music Litter) QQ'ed Saturday at the Yankee Golden trial with 2 first place ribbons, then got fourth place in Standard today.
Aug 22, 2010
(Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA NAC CGC) (Zgoda) got his second Novice FAST leg with a first place, and his first Open standard with a first place... And Sue just found out he also has his NADAC Novice Agility title (NAC). Good thing NADAC keeps good records, as Sue didn't keep track too well!!
Momma Abbi went out on Sunday to her first NADAC show in 5 years and took First in 20+ Regular to finish her Elite Standard title and First in Open Tunnelers and Novice Weavers. Nothing slowing this 9 y.o. down!
Kerri competed in her first NADAC trial and took 1st in Novice Standard, 2nd in Novice Tunnelers, and 4th in Novice Weavers.
Her sister Keeper (Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
RN TDX AX AXJ XF JH WCX
CL1-F CGC) (Masica) also went for her first NADAC trial and took 1st in Novice Jumpers.
Aug 15, 2010
Abbi, Kerri, Karli, and Keagan all went Ultimate Air Dog Dock diving and all made it into the finals. Karli took 1st in the Junior jump division, with Momma Abbi right behind her for 2nd place, and Keagan right behind his Aunt Abbi. Kerri took 4th in the Novice jump division finals, but she hasn't quite got the hang of jumping off the dock, instead of just dropping off
August 15, 2010
Congratulations to Amanda and Charge (U-CH Topmast American Express Traveler RN TDI CGC) on finishing their UKC Championship in one weekend, taking three Best of Breeds and a Group 2 and Group 4!!!!
WAHOO!!! That's one beautiful boy!!!
Now on to Novice Obedience with Mariann.
July 25, 2010
Congratulations to Linda Lowy and Shiloh,
Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD RE MH MX MXJ WCX CCA VCX,
and his trainer/handler Mitch White, on qualifying for the AKC 2010 Master National!! Very Impressive!!
June 27, 2010
Irish litter pup,
Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA GCG (Teri & Sue Zgoda)
and Teri played in NADAC today, qualified 4/5 times all FIRST PLACES!!!!! Tunnelers,Jumpers,regular 1 & 2.
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
RN TDX AX AXJ XF JH WCX CL1-F CGC, passed her WCX today in fine style! She was so impressive and didn't let a peep out on the honor. Such a good girl!
Her big sister
(Music litter) passed her WC today, without a problem. Now on to that WCX!
June 13, 2010
After a long rehab for a shoulder muscle pull, Juice (
Gaylan's Juice Harp MX AXJ XF SH WCX PD2) is back in action and he and Paula are out racking up those Q's in agility again. He got a second place in Exc FAST and had a Gorgeous run in Standard today with a third place. WAHOO!! Sounds like our boy is back in business!!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
RN TDX AX AXJ XF JH WC CL1-F CGC, continued her winning ways this weekend getting her 5th MXF leg with a 4th place and her 3rd MX leg on Saturday.
She and Jan got MX leg #4 today and took second place.
Last weekend, Finn
Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA CGC)
(Sue & Teri Zgoda)
finished his Novice Agility title with a 1st place and earned his first Novice FAST leg with a 1st place. He's joined the ranks of the rest of the Irish litter pups who are ALL now sporting an AKC agility title!
May 30, 2010
I don't get to brag often on Chime lately, as she's had some problems with her weave poles. But this weekend, she managed to do all 12 weavepoles in four classes! And got her
2nd AXJ Q with a first place.
We had a great time at the agility trial. It was a mini-family reunion. Abbi was there with a bunch of her kids. Kerri and Chime, Jan was there with Keeper, Jo and Anne were there with Hayden and Bryce, and Myra was there with Karli. She also had Keagan with her, and Deb Stoll was there with Keagan's mom EmmyLou (Chime's half-sister) and Keagan's sister Ruby and EmmyLou's latest pup Cobi (who's cute as a button at 14 weeks and was the star of the show). We kept hearing that we had a "gaggle of goldens" there! :-)
Myra got her first AKC Q's with Keagan in BOTH Novice A Standard and JWW, with two First Places!! WAHOO!
Abbi Q'd in Exc B JWW for more MACH points.
Kerri and Keeper had some really great runs, but just missed their Q's by little pieces. Next time!
Keeper did get two EXC B FAST Q's this weekend though. She's such a speed demon and she's really good at FAST!
May 23, 2010
New Novice Jumpers!
, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit NAJ SG (Donna Anderson), finished her AKC Novice Jumpers title with a First Place! Now, on to Open Jumpers!
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN JH TDX AX AXJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica), qualified for her first MXJ leg at 6.57 y.p.s! Wow, that little girl is one speed demon! She also got her 2nd MXF leg with a third place.
Master Hunter pass!
Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD MH MX MXJ RE WCX CCA VCX, (Linda Lowy),
passed his second Master Hunter test this spring and did a great job of it too! I was able to watch him at the hunt test in Michigan for the first time. I had to stay hidden, so he didn't see me until he was all done, but he was very happy to see his Grandma Pat after he did his fantastic work! What a thrill it was to watch him do his work beautifully and with great skill!
Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PDII (Paula Orcutt) placed First in Novice Preferred FAST his first time out this year, after being sidelined with a shoulder injury last January. He maintained his 2on/2off contacts beautifully! WAHOO! It's nice to have him back running and I know Paula is thrilled too! Now back to Excellent next weekend.
May 16, 2010
and Myra (Topmast Comin' About Karli CGC, on their new Canine Good Citizenship certificate! This was at a doggie fair, with lots of distractions, including a lure coursing bunny flashing by right next to where poor Karli was trying to do her 30' recall!
They hung in there and finally were successful! Congratulations on Karli's first title!!
A big congratulations goes out to Jig,Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF O-NAC O-NCC S-NJC S-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) he earned his first Exc Standard leg with a first place.
May 16, 2009
Congratulations to Jamie,
Gaylan's Celtic Spirit SG, on getting two NAJ legs two weekends in a row, getting a 2nd place and 4th place in Novice Jumpers. WAHOO!
Donna and Jamie are coming together as a team. Not easy to do with that fast pup!
You can see Jamie's run on YouTube at
May 9, 2009
Master Hunter pass! Shiloh,
Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD MH MX MXJ RE WCX CCA VCX,
passed his first Master Hunter test this spring and did a great job of it too!
May 3, 2010
NEW TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) passed the AKC Tracking Dog Excellent on her first attempt. She finished the 800+ yards in 13 minutes with Jan in hot pursuit.
She was flying down the track as only Keeper can do! I'm so thrilled that Grandma Pat was there to see it.
NEW USDAA PERFORMANCE I SNOOKER! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA PK1 CL1-H CL1-S CL1-H CGC (Pat & Tom) qualified in P1 Snooker for a 1st place and to finish her P1 Snooker title. She also qualified with Myra's Keagan in P1 Pairs for 2nd place. Myra has Karli, from the Traveling litter too.
April 24/25, 2010
We were back doing AKC agility this weekend, for the first time this season. Wasn't too bad a weekend.
Both Kerri and Chime did 12 poles successfully, so that's a great
Chime Q'd in Open Standard, for 2nd place, finishing her OA title. She
also Q'd in Exc A JWW for her first Exc A Jumpers leg with a 1st Place.
Kerri Q'd in Novice JWW with a 2nd place for her first NAJ leg. She had
some close runs
in Open Standard, finishing her 12 poles successfully, but no Q's. She
had a little trouble focusing in Standard today after Deb, who was
holding Chime for me, as I ran both girls very close together, had to
leave to gate the other ring. Kerri caught sight of Deb leaving with
Chime and it was all over. She couldn't stand it because Deb was taking
her Chime! Once I got her running with me, she did better though. But
she does love her big sister!
Abbi Q'd in Exc B JWW for more MACH points, just missing 4th place by
0.3 seconds. Not bad for an almost 9 y.o. dog and not having run her in
while. She just missed her Q in Exc B standard, because her mom called
her name over the bar while turning and the ole' tail brought the bar
Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TD AX AXJ XF JH WC CL1-F CGC, completed her AXJ Friday April 23, with a blazing run and 1st place. She also Q'd in Exc B Standard with another fast run. That's a QQ, but it doesn't count because she was just finishing her Exc A title. NEXT TIME IT WILL!!!
March 14, 2010
It's been a busy few weeks for some of the Irish Litter.
This weekend, Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF O-NAC O-NCC S-NJC S-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski)
finished his OAJ and XF titles.
, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TD AX OAJ XF JH WC CL1-F CGC qualified in Excellent Fast.
Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CL1 CGC, obtained her first Rally Novice Q Feb 26. She also Q'd in USDAA Novice Jumpers last weekend with a 1st place.
Music Litter, Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN NA OAJ CGC CL1 PD1 P2K finished her Rally Novice (RN) title on Feb 26. Chime also Q'd in USDAA PII Jumpers and PII Pairs last weekend.
February 14, 2010
Happy Valentines Day!!
A big congratulations goes out to Mariann Zelinski and Charge (Topmast American Express Traveler RN CGC) on obtaining his RN(Rally Novice) title in one weekend! That is one special boy!! This makes the Traveling litter's first 'official' AKC title. No grass growing under Charge's feet!
January 24, 2010
It's been a little quiet around here lately. January usually is a slow month.
(Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CL1-S CGC) went to a CPE trial with her buddy Keagan last weekend and Q'd 4 runs. She also finsihed her CPE Level 1 Strategy title (CL1-S).
Then we were supposed to show in Rally this weekend, but my check got lost in the mail and my entry didn't make it for Kerri and Chime. But Kerri went along for fun and did manage to stay calm enough for a CGC pass! My little girl is growing up and settling down
Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TD AX OAJ XF JH WC CL1-F CGC did show in Rally this weekend and finished her RN title in three straight shows and got her first Rally Advanced leg with a couple of 1st places and a 2nd place. It was fun watching them perform. What a team they are going to make in obedience too!
My friend Deb Stoll also was there and finished her 10 y.o. golden Tango's RN and got her first Rally Advanced leg too. Deb is the breeder of Glenbrier Goldens and is expecting puppies Feb 14 from Kerri's buddy Keagan's mom Emmy Lou.
December 19, 2009
Push is the first EVER Triple Champion!! Today Push became
Can.CH, AFC, OTCH,
Firemark's Push Comes to Shove Am ***
This makes Push the first Triple Champion Golden Retriever in breed history! Quite a remarkable feat for Push and his owner Mike Ducross. Looking forward to seeing the Push/Chime puppies.
December 10, 2009
Just heard from Linda Lowy with Shiloh (Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA). Shiloh finished his CD today. Wahoo! This boy sure is busy!!
December 11, 2009
Wahoo! Kerri has added her first official title behind her name. She finished her Novice Agility title today, adding the NA to her name. (Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA)
December 7, 2009
We are so proud of Abbi's puppies for getting out there and strutting their stuff!
First, our little Chime (
Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD NA OAJ JH CCA CGC CL1 PD1 PJ1 PK2 PR1) completed her CD with two first places and a 2nd place, with a 197, 196 1/2, and 195. She also obtained two passes on her RN title. She then came in season the next day and will be bred in a week or so to Push in Canada.
Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PDII) (Paula Orcutt) placed First in Exc B Standard agility both Sat and Sunday, and first place in Exc B FAST. Juice and Paula are becoming a great team!
Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA NAJ NF O-NAC O-NCC S-NJC S-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) had a perfect day today (50% for the weekend) finishing his Superior Novice Jumpers (S-NJC) and Superior Novice Tunnelers (S-TN-N) titles. All of his Q's were 1st placements, the most notable was a Jumpers yps of 7.31!!
November 27, 2009
, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH AX OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first AXJ leg with a win. You can see her run on
Jan also showed Abbi for me, while I'm still recovering from my cardiac incident, and they were really working hard at becoming a team together by the end of the weekend. Jan did get an Exc B JWW Q with Abbi.
November 14, 2009
, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her first U-CDX leg with a 1st place and a 2nd place Novice C.
, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA OAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her first U-CD leg with a 2nd place.
November 8, 2009
, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) earned his first two CD legs with a 3rd and 4th place
Nov 2, 2009
Karluk, Topmast Karluk's North Pole Voyage CGC, obtained his CGC this weekend with Stephanie Critch. Stephanie reports that Karluk was perfect; it was she who was a nervous wreck! This was Stephanie's first title ever!
Nov 1, 2009
NEW EXCELLENT STANDARD!
, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH AX OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica)
finished her AX title with a First Place!
NEW OPEN FAST!
, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA NAJ OF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) finished his Open FAST title and earned his first OAJ leg both with with 1st placements.
, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow GCG (Teri Zgoda) earned his first NA leg with a 1st place and his first NAJ leg with a 2nd place.
Latest news October 24, 2009
, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RA WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) earned yet another Master Hunter pass this weekend.September 24, 2009--
, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won his Exc B Standard class October 4, 2009--
NEW JUNIOR HUNTER!
, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH OA OAJ OF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her fourth JH leg in her fourth test and finished her JH title. October 4, 2009--
NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE!
is on a roll in the field, earning her GRCA WC October 10, 2009.
NEW USDAA TITLE!
, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit SG (Donna Anderson) earned her Started Gamblers title. October 11, 2009--
, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his first UDX leg with 2nd and 3rd places and got his first OTCH and OM1 points.
NEW RALLY EXCELLENT!
Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) finished his Rally Excellent title with placements.
October 18, 2009--
NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Keeper,Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH OA OAJ XF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned another title October 24, 2009, by finishing her EXCELLENT FAST title with 1st place.
Sept 19, 2009
Boy, a lot has happened in the last month with several of Abbi's offspring.
NEW USDAA TITLES! Momma
, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA finished three USDAA titles in August: Adv/P2 Jumpers, Gamblers, and Snooker titles getting a Q and 1st place in each of them, and getting 2 Q's in Adv/P2 Standard.
Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA NAJ NF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski)
finished his Open Agility title with all firsts and wrapped up his NAJ with a 19-second course time for another win. He won both his Open Standard cla
sses and earned two Open FAST legs with a 1st and 2nd.
, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow GCG (Teri Zgoda) qualified in three NADAC classes, taking 3rd place in Regular 1, 1st place in Touch and Go, and a 4th in Tunnelers.
, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD OA OAJ OF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned two Excellent A Standard legs with a 1st place and 2nd place; and her 2nd Excellent A FAST leg with a 2nd place. This after she earned her
NEW OPEN FAST title
with a 2nd place.
also earned her first Junior Hunter leg! She and Jan continue to amaze us with her multi-talents and the speed she does them all!
, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle, debuted in AKC agility and earned her first two NA legs with a perfect score and 2nd place, and a second NA leg with a 1st place.. She also earned three Q's in USDAA Nov/P1 Snooker (1st), Gamblers (1st), and Jumpers Q (2nd).
, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit (Donna Anderson) debuted in USDAA agility and qualified in Gamblers.
(That's ALL FIVE Irish Quints from the Irish Litter that were out getting Agility Q's this past month!!!)
NEW USDAA PD2!
, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd in Performance National Standard Qualifier, 1st in P2 Snooker and 1st in P2 standard to finish his PD2 title..
NEW OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Our
Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA OAJ CCA PD1 PJ1 PK2 PR1 finished her Open Jumpers title by winning her classand earned her second AKC OA leg with a 2nd place. Chime, also has a NEW USDAA TITLE, finishing her Adv/P2 Snooker title (PK2), getting two Q's in Snooker with a 1st and 2nd place. She also got her first Adv/P2 Jumpers and Pairs Q's, both with first places .
And last, but not least, FOUR of the Traveling litter female pups have come in season at 7 months old!
Karli, Lexie, Joy, and Perri.
I still think they are just babies!
July 26, 2009
The Traveling Pups are 6 Months Old!!
The Traveling pups turned six months old today!
Abbi got to spend the day with two of the Traveling litter pups, Karli and Lexie. She also was with two Irish Litter pups, Keeper and Kerri, and of course, Music litter pup Chime. They all had a great time swimming and retrieving bumpers.
July 26, 2009
We had a great weekend celebrating Dog Days at Myra's farm in the thumb of Michigan. Myra has Karli (aka Peanut) from the Traveling litter, and Keagan, from Deb Stoll's Glenbrier Devil/Witch's litter. There was 17 dogs there, all goldens except for a chihuahua (who thinks she's a golden) and a yellow lab who blended right in with the goldens.
The dogs had a blast diving and swimming for multiple bumpers.
While we were having a swimming party, Juice was out having a great time doing USDAA agility. Juice took first place in P2 Standard, Pairs, and P2 Jumpers. He also took a first and second place in P2 Snooker. He now is one Q away from his PD2 title. Amazing weekend for that talented boy!
And Jig went 5/10 and earned his Outstanding Novice Chances
(O-NCC) and Outstanding Novice Jumpers (O-NJC) this
weekend in NADAC. Phew!
No grass growing under his feet!
July 20, 2009
Wow, it was a busy weekend for Abbi's babies!
(Traveling Litter) on getting his CGC!
He is now known as
Topmast Sunshine Express CGC!!
Those Topmast puppies are setting records!!
Congratulations to Barbara and
(Music Litter) on getting his final leg for his UD! I am very impressed with Barbara and her training of Bing. A UD is no easy title to get. This also qualified Bing for his Versatility Excellent Dog title (VCX).
Bing is now known as
Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle
UD OA AXJ NJP NF JH VCX CGC
Congratulations to Jan and
(Irish Litter) for finishing their Open Agility Standard title (OA) this weekend with a 1st place; and finishing her Novice Fast (NF) title with a 2nd place.
Keeper is now known as
Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover
OA OAJ NF TD CL1-F CGC
Jan had a great weekend with her other dogs too. She finished 10 1/2 y.o. Sadie's MACH2, and finished her 5 y.o. Uno's MX.
What a wonderful weekend for Jan and her dogs!
And what a weekend for Abbi's pups!!!
Congratulations to all of their owners!
July 18, 2009
Congratulations to Traveling litter pup
who obtained her Canine Good Citizenship title today!
This makes her
Topmast Joy's Country Mile CGC.
Joy started a little later in her puppy classes, because of the timing of their start at Trifecta Training. So she has obtained her CGC in short order!
What great news that Joy is the third Traveling pup to obtain their CGC!!!
Sounds like a great beginning for the Traveling Litter.
July 9, 2009
Some exciting news here at Topmast Goldens!
gets his CGC!!!
This makes him
Topmast Atlantic Traveler CGC.
This is Joe and Skipper's first title ever. I'm sure there will be several more!!
We're so proud of both of them (and their teacher Mariann for helping them get there).
Looking forward to hearing more good things about this Traveling Litter pup!
July 7, 2009
Congratulations to Barbara and
(Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX OA AXJ NJP NF JH VC CGC) on getting Bing's Junior Hunter!! This qualifies Bing for his Versatility Certificate from the GRCA, showing that he has titled in the three different areas of showing (field, conformation (CCA), performance and accumulated the needed amount of points in each area.
WAHOO!!! We're very proud of this team. Looking forward to Bing getting his UD right around the corner!
July 2, 2009
Again, I'm way behind on the brags for Abbi's pups for the month of June.
Topmast Goldens would like to congratulate it's first puppy to get a title!
Charge, Topmast American Express Traveler CGC (Mariann, Amanda, and Amy Zelinski), obtained his CGC yesterday. Both Charge and Skipper, Topmast Atlantic Traveler (Joe Cona) graduated from their AKC Puppy Star Program this week also.
Last week, Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NA NF O-NAC, NCC, NJC, O-TN-N, TG-N, O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned two Novice JWW legs with two 1st placements.
Last week,Shiloh earned his NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSEMENT and NEW GRCA VCX!
, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RA WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) earned another Master Hunter pass two weekends ago and then earned his GRCA Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA). His CCA qualified Shiloh for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate Excellent (VCX) title, too.
Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX OA AXJ NJP NF CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) is bouncing back and forth between field and obedience these days. Last weekend he and Barbara hit the obedience ring where he took 1st place in Utility A for his second UD leg. A couple of weeks ago, Bing earned his second and third Junior Hunter (JH) legs.
NEW OPEN JUMPER!
, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD NA OAJ CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her Open JWW title with a 1st and earned her second Open Agility (OA) leg with another 1st place ribbon two weeks ago.
Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt)
earned his second QQ with two 1st places and won another Standard class a few weeks ago also.
Momma Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA qualified in Exc B Standard with 3rd place. And she turned 8 on June 11. Where has the time gone!
Sorry I'm so behind on these brags of Abbi's offspring.
May 30-31, 2009
I'm a little behind on the brags of some of Abbi's pups from the last few weeks.
Two of the Irish pups are really burning up the rubber doing agility these last couple of weeks.
got 2 Novice Fast legs(First and Second place), her first Open Std leg with a third place (after Jan made her repeat her weaves by mistake when Keeper did them right the first time) and her second Open JWW leg with a first place.
had another great NADAC weekend and went 7 out 12 and earned his Outstanding Novice Tunnelers
title (O-TN-N). He was was the HIT Novice dog!
This weekend Jig did AKC and came home with two titles and three 1st place ribbons. Jig got his 3rd FAST leg today for his Novice FAST title (NF) and
Q'd in both of his Standard runs to finish his Novice Agility title (NA).
Momma Abbi had fun in agility this weekend too. She came home with two Q's in Exc B Standard for 4th place and more MACH points.
Congratulations to everybody!
May 2/3, 2009
It was a great agility weekend for pups from the Irish litter and Music litter!
Jig finished his NADAC Novice Jumpers title (NJC) this weekend by getting two Jumpers Q's and also a Standard Q, qualifying him for the NADAC Novice Versatility award.
Keeper finished her AKC Novice Agility title (NA) this weekend, getting a first place Q.
Kerri played in USDAA agility, getting a Q in P1 Pairs and Snooker on Saturday, getting first places in both. She also got a 2nd place in Snooker on Sunday.
Juice obtained his 5th MXJ Q with a 2nd place.
Chime played in USDAA agility, getting a Q in PII Snooker getting a first place and beating her momma with more points, who took 2nd.
Abbi also got a Q in PII Gamblers, Pairs, and Jumpers with first places in all.
What a great weekend for Abbi and her offspring from the Music and Irish litters!
April 12, 2009
We've sent the puppies off to their new homes and can catch up on the latest news finally.
Congratulations to Jan and Irish pup Keeper on their two Q's in Novice JWW and Standard with two first places and finishing their NAJ today . This was after getting their second Q in JWW yesterday. That girl is turning out to be all that Jan hoped she would be! And what great training she's had.
And not to be outdone was Keeper's brother Jig last weekend, getting two Novice FAST Q's with a 1st and 4th place, and getting his first AKC Novice Standard Q with a 1st place.
Watch our for both of these Irish pups!! They are out burning the mats kicking butt in agility!! Wait until their owners learn how to drive those hot Mazarati's!!!!
Latest news--PUPPIES ARE HERE!!!
January 26, 2009
The Traveling Litter puppies are here!!! ELEVEN puppies were born, 7 girls and 4 boys. See their pictures on the Traveling Litter page.
We're going to be busy, but we'll try to keep the pictures coming!
KEEPER HAS HER FIRST AGILITY TITLE!!!
Jan 3, 2009
Some of the Midwest Golden group went to a CPE trial today and had some good fun.
There were four of Abbi's babies in the 20" Level 1 & 2 Class at the CPE trial today. We were getting ribbed that it was a golden reunion specialty. Bryce and Chime were in Level 2. Keeper and Kerri were in Level 1 and their first trial ever. I had just entered my two (Chime and Kerri) in Snooker and Jumpers in the afternoon, so can only report on those classes. But ALL four of the Abbi pups Q'd in their two classes, jockeying back and forth for first and second places. And I have to say that all four were very fast!
Jan had talked me into entering Kerri, so we could see where Keeper and Kerri were in their training. I was a little reluctant, as I'm not near as far as dedicated Jan is in her training. I know Keeper Q'd in 4 of her runs. This gives Keeper her FIRST EVER AGILITY TITLE!!! CPE Level 1 Fun = CL1-F (Jumpers and Fullhouse Q's got her the title). WAHOO!!
Bryce also Q'd in one of his other classes. He always gets gasps of admiration when he runs because of his speed :-) Jo has become such a good handler for this very fast boy and he really knows how to run for her when he knows where he's going!
Watch out for Keeper!! I can see that MACH in her future, for sure!!!
Not bad for the two baby dogs who aren't quite 18 months old yet!
Momma Abbi stayed home and was proud of them from a distance. She's feeling very pregnant all of a sudden :-) Just over three weeks to go!
And I heard Abbi's other son, Juice, got a MXJ leg today with a first place!!!
What a day for Abbi's babies!
Dec 22, 2008
The Puppies are coming!!!
Abbi's ultrasound at 28 days shows TEN puppies in there!!! Holy Smokes! Not bad for a 9 y.o. papa and 7.5 y.o. momma. Puppies are due Jan 26, 2009.
This should be lots of fun!!!
November 30, 2008
PUPPIES ARE COMING!!
We spent Thanksgiving down in Ohio breeding Abbi one last time to the beautiful Collin,
Ch Buckeye Standing Ovation. He and Abbi had a wonderful time together, trying to make as many babies as they could. Puppies should be here around January 26, 2009.
Think positive thoughts that there will be
lots of Abbi & Collin babies in January!
November 8-9, 2008
Congratulations to Bryce and his handler Jo for obtaining his first AKC title in agility, finishing his Novice Agility Jumpers title with three first places!!
This from a puppy who was "just going to be a pet" and hang out at Jo's practice all day. Bryce let Jo and Anne know otherwise! I was very proud when I heard the audiance gasp "look at that golden go" when Bryce was doing his runs. Just like his momma Abbi.
And what a great weekend it was to run Bryce's brother Shiloh for his owner Linda Lowy. Linda drove up from Ohio and I got to run this very special boy for her, getting the two MX legs he needed to finish his agility Master Excellent title. He also got a QQ for his 7th double Q towards his MACH.
What a year Shiloh has had! He spent all this year doing hunt tests, getting his Senior title this spring, then getting his Master Hunter title this fall. Then he came north to see Tom and I this weekend and ran in agility after a 10 month layoff from it. And he ran for me! What a well trained dog he is too. Linda has done a great job training him. He knows all kinds of moves that I can't seem to get my girls to do.
Congratulations to the Music brothers this weekend for a fantastic weekend. Momma Abbi is thrilled with her two Midwest Gaylan's boys!
We also want to send a big YAHOO to their brother Juice for getting an MX leg and an Excellent Fast leg at the Hudson Valley GRC agility trial last week! Juice also took a lot of time off from agility this summer to do field training and get his Senior Hunter title. Sounds like he's back in great form for the agility ring! Congratulations Paula!
GRCA National-Sept 19-28, 2008
We had a great time at the GRCA National, seeing a huge amount of Gaylan's relatives. We were able to get all the Irish Quints together with their momma Abbi, for a mini-reunion. Check out their picture! My, have they grown!!
And a huge congratulations to Jan Masica and Irish Quint Keeper on their passing the Tracking Dog test for Keeper's TD! She had a very fast track of only seven minutes. How cool is that to get your TD at the National!
Abbi also got a JH bumper leg, two Q's in Open Fast agility to finish her Open Fast title, a qualifying score in Grad-Novice, a good attempt at Open obedience, and finished the week passing our first Working Certificate test ever for her WC!!!
A NEW MASTER HUNTER!!
Congratulations to Music litter pup Shiloh on his new MASTER HUNTER!!!
What a wonderful accomplishment for Linda Lowy and her sweet pretty boy. We are so proud of both of you. And thank you to his Uncle Mitch for all his training and handling of this wonderful young dog, helping him become a grown up little man called
Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH WCX AX MXJ RA
Sept 14, 2008
and Linda on getting his THIRD Master Hunter pass, with Mitch handling him in Maryland!!! WAHOO!!! That boy is just marching right along with his little drum to his Master Hunter!!
Aug 28, 2008
Chime has her CCA!!! She passed her Certificate of Conformation Assessment on her first try with three great golden breeders!
We always knew she was a good girl and now she's proven it. She's managed to get seven new titles in seven weeks! WAHOO!!!
A New Junior Hunter!!
Aug 24, 2008
She did it!! Chime is a new
She passed two tough tests this weekend, giving her an extra bumper leg too. I am so proud of how this little girl has really taken to this field work.
August 9, 2008
Congratulations to Paula and Juice on getting his Senior Hunter title today! These two have worked very hard for this title and we're so proud of both of them!
Juice, you've come a long way, baby!
July 27, 2008
Congratulations to Jo and
on getting his second NAJ leg and first NA leg, both with first places!
These two are making us so proud. Especially when friends call and let me know how much Bryce reminds them of his momma Abbi when he runs in agility!
July 26, 2008
We're so proud of our little Chime, from the Music litter, for passing her 3rd Junior Hunter test. One more to go! She and I are having such a great time with this field stuff!
June 28, 2008
Congratulations to Abbi's son Juice on getting his second Senior Hunter pass, along with his cousin Brig.
This while nursing a healing laceration to his pad. He's a little accident prone, just like his momma was when she was his age
Very impressive for both boys!
June 21, 2008
Congratulations to Linda and Shiloh for completing his WCX with Mitch! This boy's talents just keep marching on!
June 14, 2008
Two Music boys get their CCA's!!!
Fenway and Bing obtained their CCA's this past Saturday, on their first try and with great scores!
Their "cousin" Ace obtained his CCA too.
Wow! We are very proud of Fenway and Bing for helping show that the combination of Abbi and Canyon made some great dogs!
June 7, 2008
A big YAHOO for Chime passing her first Junior Hunter test in Ohio!! She made me so proud! Her brother Shiloh also passed his first Master Hunt test! That boy is moving fast thru this hunting tests stuff.
June 1, 08
Congratulations to Juice on getting his first Senior Hunter pass! Juice and his cousin Brig passed with flying colors!
May 18, 2008
Congratulations to Bing getting his CDX in three straight shows in one weekend, even outside in the rain.
Bing got two 2nd places and a 4th place, getting placements for all three legs.
This is the Music Litter's pups first advanced obedience degree.
We are so proud of this pretty boy and his great handler, Barbara Verga.
Shiloh finishes his Senior Hunter May 4!! What an accomplishment for this just turned three year old!
Linda and Shiloh have really become a great team together and I look for them to add more letters to Shiloh's name! We are so proud of them!
Congratulations to Bryce and Jo on their first AKC Novice Jumpers Q getting first place!
The two Music pups brother Bryce and sister Chime duo both got a first place in their Jumpers class and Chime finished her Novice Jumpers title!
Wait until we get their picture with their blue ribbons!
What a great spring weekend for the Music pups!
April 12, 2008
Congratulations to Teri and Finn on getting their CGC!!
The Irish litter's first title!!
Abbi is an Outstanding Dam!
March 23, 2008
Thanks to Abbi's three sons and their owners from the Music litter, Abbi has obtained her Outstanding Dam title! We are thrilled that she has become an Outstanding Dam with her first litter.
Thank you to the pups owners for bringing out the potential these boys have and working hard in getting their titles. And thanks to Gayle, the co-breeder of this litter, in finding great homes for these pups.
The three boys who helped Abbi qualify for OD are:
Gaylan's Juice Harp JH AX AXJ OF WCX
Gaylan's Drummer Boy JH AX MXJ RA WC
Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CD OA AXJ NJP
Also congratulations to Bing for finishing his AXJ and getting his CD this past weekend!
A huge congratulations goes out to another Music pup, Fenway and his owner Diane, for getting his Therapy Dog title this past week. This has been Diane's goal with Fenway since they got him and I'm thrilled that they have accomplished this goal.
A big congratulations goes out to Abbi's brother, Goose, for also becoming an Outstanding Sire this past weekend, when his daughter Dart finished her AX and AXJ. He also qualified for the GRCA Agility Hall Dog of Fame with his 10th QQ!!! What a talented dog he is!
Happy St Patricks Day!
Things have been kind of quiet around here.
Congratulations to Juice on finishing his Open Fast title.
We went to an agility trial in Columbus, Ohio last weekend and spent the day stuck in a motel while Columbus got 20" of snow. We did get out on Sunday and made it to the agility trial, where Abbi finished her Novice Fast title and got a Exc B Standard Q with a 4th place for more MACH points.
Spring arrives this week!!! YAHOO!!!
Dec 8, 2007
A big cheer for Chime on her AKC agility debut and getting two Q's in Novice Standard and one Q in Novice Jumpers in Ohio, with two 1st and a 2nd place. She still needs some handling skills training, but it was such fun to run her again, when I wasn't sure she would be able to run again after her injury this past spring.
Momma Abbi managed to get a Q and 3rd place in Excellent standard for 17 more MACH points.
And Chime's brother Shiloh qualified in Excellent B JWW for more MACH points for him too.
We had a good time staying with Linda and Shiloh for the weekend, even with an adventure of no power for a few hours at her house
Nov 11, 2007
Kerri went to her second agility trial this weekend and watched her momma compete. She had a great time playing with her sister Keeper, big brother Bryce, and her cousin Oakley from the Fire Litter. Of course, none of us thought to take any pictures :(
It was a great weekend for three of the Music Litter boys in agility.
Juice won 1st place in ExA JWW for his first AXJ leg and won 1st place in his Fast class.
Shiloh finished his MXJ and got QQ #4 and a 4th place in 20" Ex B standard.
Bryce made his debut in AKC Novice A agility on Saturday. They just missed getting a Q in both classes, but Jo and Bryce are becoming a great team together. He's one fast boy and Jo is having a great time learning agility with her speed demon Nov A dog.
And a big congratulations to Jan Masica, who has Keeper from the Irish litter, on getting her TD on her other dog Uno today! This is Jan's second TD on her goldens and we can see a future TD coming for Keeper!
Oct 27, 2007
Congratulations to Juice, from the Music litter, on his new OAJ and his #3 MX leg! I got to watch Juice and Paula have some fantastic runs together at the Canine Health Events shows and it's nice to see what a great team they are becoming together.
Not that we ever had any doubts they would!
Juice is so like his mother in everything he does, even though he does look like his pappa
Sept 13, 2007
She's Here! We've kept a little girl from Abbi's Irish litter
(Miss Chartreuse) and her name is Gaylan's Kerri o'th Emerald Isle.
Otherwise known as
We're looking forward to watching her grow and develop those wonderful talents that we're sure she's inherited from both her talented parents.
Congratulations to Abbi's first born son Juice on his getting latest title, finishing his AX Sept 9th. It was worth it for him to miss seeing his new little half-brothers and sisters at the puppy walk.
Way to go Paula and Juice!
The Irish Clan is Here!
We welcome into the world our newest Abbi puppies from Rooster, born July 10.
Mr Teal, Miss Scarlet, Ms Sienna, Mr Sapphire Blue, and Miss Chartreuse.
See more pictures on the Irish Litter
June 9, 2007
Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice CL1-H
Congratulations to Bryce and Jo on their first title! They finished their CPE Level 1-H by getting a first place in Wildcard. They also won first place in Colors. Now on to Level 2!
May 18, 2007
The exciting news is
Abbi has been bred to
High Times Run'n The Roost
UD MH WCX ***OS
We will be having lots of little ones around July 10. We decided to breed sooner due to the ages of both Abbi and Rooster, a very healthy 12+ year old!
Abbi obtained her CCA (Certificate of Conformation) from the GRCA last Sunday!
We are very excited to obtain this certificate, because it reaffirms our belief that Abbi is a correct Golden Retriever, according to the GRCA Breed Standard.
Shiloh finished his AX and AXJ early May! What a very special dog he is! Congratulations to Linda and Shiloh!
Bing and Barbara finished their NA last weekend! Now they'll be heading off to the obedience ring.
March 10, 2007
Congratulations to Shiloh and Linda on Shiloh finishing his OAJ today with a second place. He also got his first Open Standard Q with another second place!
Wahoo! Another title for baby Shiloh!!!
March 3, 2007
Abbi has her MX!!!!
She finished her MX with style today, getting 2nd place and a double Q, and 33 more MACH points.
YAHOO!! All that contact reinforcing has paid off
February 18, 2007
Congratulations to Trapper and Lynn on their first title, ADPT Novice Rally! We are so proud of these two. This is Lynn's first official title she's obtained with her dogs and we're so happy for both of them.
Also congratulations to Linda and Shiloh on his first Open Jumpers Q with a first place!
Shiloh NA and NAJ!
Congratulations to Shiloh and Linda on finishing his Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers title this past weekend in Dayton, Ohio. They also won a 3rd and 1st place, and Linda ran him in Standard to finish his title. Not bad for a person with a knee replacement!
We're so proud of both of them for working so hard for this!
Jan 1, 2007
Congratulations to Shiloh and Linda on their first Q's in AKC Novice Jumpers and Standard two days in a row! With two first places and two second places. What a way to start their agility show career! Wahoo!!!
Shiloh's little sister Chime also went out today and got three more Q's in CPE, with three first places.
Sounds like they both are trying hard to follow in Momma Abbi's footsteps.
Dec 30, 2006
Wahoo!!! Bryce got his first Q today in agility! He qualified in his Level 1 Jumpers class in CPE agility and got second place.
This is quite an accomplishment for this Novice dog and his Novice handler, who was brought home to be the family pet.
We're so proud of him, and Jo and Anne, for taking this beautiful boy to classes and showing what Abbi's babies can do.
Congratulations to them all!!
December 10, 2006
Chime got her first agility title today in CPE. She Q'd 3 out of 4 runs, with me messing up that fourth run. And she got three 1st places!
She now has her CPE Level 1 Fun title!
November 26, 2006
Congratulations to Paula and Juice on finishing their Novice Agility Jumpers title AND their Open Agility Standard title this Thanksgiving weekend! Talk about an early Christmas gift! This team is really kicking butt out there and we're so proud of them.
Oct 29, 2006
Congratulations to Linda and Shiloh on getting his WC on their first attempt today! Watch out for this dynamic duo in more hunting tests in the future. They love it!
Congratulations to Juice and Paula on their new Novice agility title and WC. Those two have sure been busy in September!
DUO JUNIOR HUNTERS!
Abbi and Shiloh went off to a hunt test in Ohio Sept 30/Oct 1 and brought home Junior Hunter titles for both dogs. What a thrill to have mom and son finish their JH's together!
Sept 8, 2006
The little hunter Chime and her squirrel from the bird feeder. This time she had help from Abbi, who got the squirrel to jump out of the feeder and Chime was right there to catch it.
Wahoo for Abbi! We had a great weekend at the hunt test. Two passes for Abbi, making her 3/4 way towards her JH. She's decided those smelly ducks aren't so bad after all.
Abbi is just nuts over this field stuff. I can hardly control her at the hunt tests. She loves agility, but she really is nuts at the hunt tests.
We had to sit on a bucket for the send on land, so I just stayed sitting on her return and she came right in and handed me the duck. It was great.
We go again in 4 weeks to Ohio. Linda has Shiloh entered for that trial too. So let's hope mother and son can do it together too :-)
August 25, 2006
Congratulations to Shiloh and Linda on getting Shiloh's Advanced Rally title. Way to go!!
Abbi went to a USDAA agility trial this past weekend and Q'd 7 out of 8 runs, adding three new titles to her name. Starters Snooker (SS), Starters Jumpers (SJ), and Starters Gamblers (SG).
We also got another Ex JWW Q and 8 MACH points at our AKC Trial today.
July 9, 2006
Congratulations to Juice (Gaylan's Juice Harp) on getting his JH today in four straight hunt tests! And with his novice handler too!
Great job, Paula and Juice! You've made Abbi and Canyon very proud of the Music litter's first field title!
June 11, 2006
Happy Fifth Birthday to Abbi! She gave me a birthday present when she obtained a Double Q on her birthday and over 50 MACH points!
Shiloh is the first pup from our Music litter to obtain his first title. He finished his Rally Novice (RN) in one weekend April 23, five days before their first birthday!
What a birthday present!
He's made his momma Abbi very proud!!
There's no date on this news update, because it's taken me awhile to write this. We lost our beloved Piper November 8, two weeks short of her 11th birthday, suddenly from hemangiosarcoma. This awful cancer has developed in the last fifteen years or so in goldens and is sudden and deadly.
Piper was hunting just a week before she died. That's her and Chime, with Tom and their prizes of pheasants, in the picture. One week later, she was gone. She was very healthy right up until the end, for which we are thankful.
Piper was such a sweet and wonderful golden who loved life so much. She never met anybody she didn't love. We miss her so much.
April 28, 2005
The Puppies are here!!! Abbi was perfect. Came in season on her scheduled day, bred on the scheduled day off for me from work, delivered on her delivery date (again, my scheduled days off) and had the perfect size litter of more boys than girls, just like everybody requested, and delivered in daylight in the hours I had predicted (which was 10am-2pm). Gayle, Abbi's breeder, was here to help with the whelping. Thank goodness. All went well, but having the seasoned hands here was a big relief for us. Una, Abbi's half-sister, who is here with Abbi's breeder and who will be heading for Chicago to be bred, held off being ready for breeding until Sunday/Monday. So couldn't ask for any better timing than that.
Abbi's doing great. Hasn't quite figured out the cleaning of the poop thing yet, but she's coming along. Tired, but happy. Will send more pics.
The puppies are doing great. Just what we wanted, six boys, three girls. Perfect for what eveybody wants.
You'll be getting lots of pictures, believe me.
Boys are Misters Green, Purple, Dark Blue (Navy), Light Blue, Yellow, and White.
Girls are Ms Creamsicle, Ms Raspberry, Ms Rainbow.
Everything went perfect. Nine puppies in 3 hours. Not bad. She only cried (really loud three times) with the first one. Well, maybe screamed would be a better word. But don't tell her I told on her. Other than that, she was a trooper.
I'll be home all weekend. Missing my own club's agility trial.
See puppy pictures on their picture page, called Abbi & Canyon's babies.
Pat & Abbi and the nine babies
March 23, 2005
Tom took Abbi to the vet today for palpation and the vet says "She's definitely pregnant".
So we are looking forward to having puppies in five weeks. Will keep everybody posted as she grows.
Feb 23, 2005.
Let me tell you about my trip to Chicago.
Part of it was good and some of it had a few problems.
We left Wed a.m. and arrived in the afternoon. It's a time change in Chicago area, so we gained an hour...that was nice. Rose Ann (owner of Canyon) was working, so she took the dogs to work with her and then stopped by the hotel that evening about 5:30pm. We let the two lovebirds play together on the hotel grounds, but it wasn't happening. Lots of foreplay, but I think she wasn't quite ready.
We got together again the next evening. After some playing around, lots of foreplay, and lots of hussy behavior, they had a tie. Abbi cried as I held her still....and cried some more. Then I cried. Lots of tears. Then after the tie was over, everybody danced and played...at least Abbi did. Canyon just wanted to make sure all parts were back in place
We then went out to dinner and let the dogs rest in their own vehicles.
We skipped the next day. So on Saturday, after Rose Ann was done with a little OT at work, we got together again. Again, lots of foreplay, a LOT of real hussy behavior on Abbi's part, lots of humping on Canyon's part, just no tie. We let them rest and went out to dinner again, we definitely needed some alcohol for us! We tried again at Rose Ann's house after dinner. Same thing, just no tie. Lots of calls to Gayle by me and to the Miner's by Rose Ann.
Gave it a rest. Tried again Sunday morning. Repeat of the night before. Both parties very willing, just not enough tight connection.
We then went to breakfast. Rose Ann made some phone calls. A friend reminded her about the repro vet that was open on Sundays with the regular clinic on the north side of Chicago. Loaded them up and drove 45 minutes to the vets office. Amazing these things always seem to happen on Sundays, isn't it?????
After explanation of the problem, both dogs went into see the vet. Abbi stood still and waived her tush, Canyon got a whiff of her, the vet did the deed to Canyon, collected the semen and did an A.I. to Abbi. Both dogs looked like they weren't having near as much fun as they'd been having the last three days. But it was done. Vet checked both Canyon's sperm, which looked good, and Abbi's inner parts, which also looked good. Unsure why it didn't happen naturally the 2nd time, but Abbi always seems to do things the hard way and the more expensive way.... the $145 way.
Both of us loaded up, and said our goodbyes. I headed back to Michigan, Rose Ann and Canyon headed to Texas for their winter training...we had already held them up for two days.
One good tie, one AI. We're hoping for lots of puppies. We will know more end of March, when we run the pregnancy test and have her palpated.
It was a lot of fun and a lot of tension. Let's hope it works!
Stud fee down payment $200, Motel $200, Gas $60, AI $145, .... lots of puppies....priceless!!!