2018 WVESSA Annual Awards Winners
Presented at: Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen Restaurant- March 2019
Springer of the Year – Ch G & J’s Ayasha Moon, owners Gary and Jan Sturm
Best of Opposite Sex to Springer of the Year – Ch Charlescroft Rip ‘N’ Shred, owners Dave and Janee’ Kemp
Amateur Handled Springer of the Year – Ch G & J’s Ayasha Moon, owners Gary and Jan Sturm
Obedience Springer of the Year Tri-Ste’s Let Me Be Crystal Clear, BN RN OA OAJ OAP OJP NF NFP BCAT THDA RATN CGCA CGCU TKP PCD RA FDC AXP SIN SEN THDX RATO TKE, owner L Susan Smith
Beginner Novice Springer of the Year – Wedgwood N Tri-Ste’s Spot On CA BCAT RATM TKP BN RN RI NA NAJ NF THDN RATCH CGCACGCU TKE, Owner Susan Smith
Rally Springer of the Year – Wedgewood N Tri-Ste’s Spot On CA BCAT RATM TKP BN RN RI NA NAJ NF THDN RATCH CGCACGCU TKE, Owner Susan Smith
Agility Springer of the Year – Tri-Ste’s Let Me Be Crystal Clear, BN RN OA OAJ OAP OJP NF NFP BCAT THDA RATN CGCA CGCU TKP PCD RA FDC AXP SIN SEN THDX RATO TKE, Owner Susan Smith
Congratulations to our members who earned 50 new AKC titles in 2018.
Future Meetings 2019
April- No meeting- Agility Trial April 19-20-21
May 18- Specialty Preparation
June- No meeting- Specialty Friday June 21
July- July 27 after the Agility Trial in Salem
Agility Trial July 2, 27, 28 in Salem
August- No meeting
September 14- Nominating Committee
October 20- Halloween Party-Slate of Officers presented.
November 16- Election of Officers-Possible Obedience match at My Dog’s Gym-CGC
December 14 – Holiday Party
At the National Specialty- Dave and Janee’ Kemp
“Livy” was second in Open bitches, while “Kira” was third in 9 to 12-month bitches. ” Baker” was second in Veterans Sweepstakes, and second in 9 to 11-years.
Jordanne has a new puppy, “Keeper”, 13 weeks old. Keeper was bred by Ruth Dehmel.
Jordanne Smith shared that her “Annie” was Best of Breed, Group 1, and Best in Show at the UKC show in September at St Helens. The judge was very interested in her proportions.
Christopher Florence’s Joseph became a Champion this year and has points toward his Grand Championship.
Janeé Kemp’s Kira was Winners’ Bitch and Best of Winners from her 12-to-18 Month class at the GGESSA Specialty. Livy was Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, and Winners’ Bitch at Vancouver Kennel Club.
Judi James’ Emmy finished her Novice buried, exterior, and container titles for an overall Novice Scentwork title earned in style
Judi also has a new puppy, Cher.
Carol Callahan is featured in an article in the October AKC Gazette.
Jordanne Smith’s Keeper got best 4-6 Puppy, Best Puppy in Match, and Puppy Group 2 at Clark County.
Mindy Perez’ Robbie found an inaccessible hide at a Nosework trial. He made sure Mindy saw where it was by putting his paw in the hole.
“Breeze” and Michael Schlax passed their Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certification. Congratulations! “Breeze” is co-loved by Mindy Perez.