From Dave & Erika and (L to R) Trek,
December 30-January 2 Rancho Murieta, CA TRACS AKC agility
Chase gets 3 Double Qs, and now
has 16 towards his MACH! He also takes 4th in 20" Ex
B Std on Saturday. He also finishes the year in the USDAA
Performance Top 10(SM) in Standard,
Jumpers and Snooker!
Tahoe gets 3 Ex B JWW legs with
very nice, fast runs, but teeters and tables keep her from
tallying more QQs towards her MACH.
Taiko goes 6/6, earning his NA,
NAJ, 3 1st places, 2 2nds and a 3rd in Novice B!!
December 30-January 2 Elk Grove, CA NADAC/ASCA agility trial
Sandia takes 1st and a Q in Nov
B 20" Jumpers!
December 10-11 Paso Robles, CA Power Paws Winter Camp
Dude and Tahoe
got to pose for pictures during
one of the breaks:
December 3-4 Elk Grove, CA Haute Dawgs/Fun Paws NADAC/ASCA
Chase qualified for the ASCA
All-Breed Agility Tour, sponsored by WCASA, to be held
in Southern California in 2006; he ran well and wild throughout
the weekend, with high placements.
Tahoe Qd in and won all her classes
on Saturday, but two teeter flyoffs on Sunday kept her from
tallying a perfect weekend.
Taiko and Liza tore up the Novice
classes, winning Jumpers (both days), Tunnelers and earning
25 pts in Regular with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements! He
also earned his NJC JS-N.
November 25-27, Elk Grove, CA WAG CPE Trial
Taiko and Liza enjoyed their CPE
debut, earning 7/9 qualifying legs, finishing Taiko's CL2-R
title and leaving the weekend needing just 1 leg to qualify
for 2006 CPE Nationals!
November 9-13, Scottsdale, AZ USDAA Grand Prix Championships
Chase and Tahoe's
team, The Royal Bounty Hunters (with Tania Chadwick/Kidd
WSD) had a great showing, with Kidd placing in Team Standard,
and Chase and Tahoe running clean and steady in their team
classes. The team finished 42nd out of over 200 teams in
Thanks to his Regional Championships win in September,
Chase ran in the National Performance
Championships Finals, with a time that would have taken
4th (.04 off of the third place time!) but for a dropped
bar. I was thrilled with his performance (and mine!) under
the pressure of the Big Ring.
Erika and Chase,
2005 USDAA National Performance Championships Finalists
November 5-6, Phoenix, AZ Good Dog USDAA trial
Chase went into the weekend needing
5 Qs to finish the requirements for his USDAA Silver Lifetime
Achievement Award (250 Masters/P3 level legs). He waited
for P3 Snooker, the last class of the weekend, and got that
250th Q and also won the class!
October 15-16 Madera, CA Canine Agility Team USDAA trial
Chase earned 5Qs (most with placements),
including his 1st National Performance Championships qualifier
October 8-9 Dixon, CA Haute Dawgs USDAA trial
Chase earned 3 Qs (Masters Gamblers,
Masters Pairs and P3 Snooker), finishing his Gold Relay
Championship! Thanks to Holly Newman and Jasmine for a great
September 24-25 Woodland, CA TRACS USDAA trial
Chase got a P3 Snooker Super Q
and 1st place in P3 Standard thanks to handlers Naomi Harada
Tahoe only played on Sunday and
took 4th in 22" Masters Jumpers!
September 17-18 Turlock, CA VAST USDAA trial
Chase got to play while Erika
was out of town on business; good friend Karey Krauter did
an outstanding job handling him, earning 4 Qs on the weekend,
with 3 1st places! He won P3 Standard both days as well
as the Perf National Standard Championships local qualifier
and gave Karey a wild ride in Snooker for a non-placing
September 3-5 Sunnyvale, CA Bay Team USDAA Grand Prix Regional
Chase and Tahoe's Team, The Royal Bounty Hunters (with
Tania Chadwick/Kidd BC) took 14th overall out of 65 teams
for a Q and respectable showing.
Chase got 6Qs for the weekend
(P3 Snooker, Standard and Jumpers, all 2nd places; DAM and
Perf GP and Masters Gamblers). The Masters Gamblers Q earned
him his ADCH-Silver (25 legs in each of the core Masters/Tournament
classes)!! He also *won* round 2 of the Perf GP (OK, the
National Performance Standard Championship) so has earned
a spot in the Finals to be held in Scottsdale in November!!
Tahoe got 5Qs (DAM, GP, Steeplechase,
Jumpers and Gamblers) and earned another bye into the GP
Semifinals to be held in Scottsdale.
Trek was captured in digital art
by Richard Todd. Enjoy the proofs of the shots on Richard's
(Trek photos are from #2707 to #2787).
August 28-29 Prunedale, CA SMART USDAA trial
Chase got 5 Qs (2x P3 Snooker
with placements, Masters Gamblers and Pairs with Naomi Harada
and Cruiser (BC) and Championship GP) He's now just 1 Masters
Gamble Q away from his Silver ADCH.
Tahoe got 6 Masters Qs (2x Gamblers,
Snooker, Steeplechase, Grand Prix and Pairs with Cindi DiFranco
and Kate (Kelpie))
August 13-14 Petaluma, CA Countywide AKC trial
Chase got Qs in Jumpers both days
but Standard was not meant to be; Tahoe
went 3/4 getting QQ # 14
After the trial on Saturday they got to go run wild at Dillon
Beach with Annabelle and Taiko. Check out the pictures of
their wild run here.
August 6-7 Prunedale, CA PASA NADAC/ASCA trial
Chase was generally naughty, breaking
startlines and flying off contacts so has little to show
for the weekend. (Perhaps it was the chiro adjustment that
had him feeling his oats?)
Tahoe won Elite Reg Rds 1 and
2 and Jumpers on Saturday and Qd all day Sunday including
both gambles. She was one placement point out of Elite and
overall HIT. Not bad for the couch potato!
Photo by Doghouse
Trek Qd in both Tunnelers and Jumpers
on Saturday, but was a bit wild on Sunday. No matter the
Q, he definitely makes an impression!
July 23-24 Ferndale, CA AKC Agility trials
Chase went 3/4, bringing home
his 13th QQ towards his MACH and two 2nd and one 3rd place
Tahoe took 4th in Ex B JWW on
Sunday and ran well in her other runs (despite handler errors)
July 15-17 Vancouver, WA USDAA Regional Championships
Chase and Tahoe's
team 'Idiot's Delight' (with Bump/Karey Krauter) took home
a Q based on a great relay run and other solid team performances.
Chase won P3 Jumpers, took 5th
in Team Snooker, 7th in Team Gamblers, and also got his
2nd Perf National Championships Q - we're all set for Scottsdale
now! He also got another leg in Masters Gamblers.
Tahoe took 5th in Masters Gamblers,
8th in Steeplechase Rd 2 (in the money, and a good showing
for a field of 80+ dogs), got a bye into the Grand Prix
Semifinals, and ran fast and clean for the team in all but
Trek won P1 Jumpers for his 3rd
Q and his first title (PJ1)!
July 2-3 Moorpark, CA Happy Dog USDAA trial
Chase and Tahoe's
team the Royal Bounty Hunters (with Kidd/Tania Chadwick)
took 2nd place overall out of 32 teams! The team had a great
outing, with Kidd taking two 1sts/two 2nd places in team
events, Tahoe getting two 3rds/two 6ths and Chase ... well,
he stayed on course.
June 4-5 Rancho Cucamonga, CA DART USDAA tournament trial
Chase won 3rd place in both Rounds
1 and 2 of 26" Steeplechase; his team GT Racers (Trane/Mike
Kambeitz and Gael/Jan DeShara) were the top scoring team
in Snooker and also took home a Q!
May 21-22 Carson City, NV Quicksilver USDAA trial
Chase took 3rd/Q in Masters Gamblers
and 4th/Q in Masters Pairs (with Tahoe). He also took 1st/Qs
in both rounds of P3 Standard.
Tahoe went 5/7, earning Qs in
Masters Gamblers, Pairs, Standard and Snooker as well as
another GP leg!
May 14-15 Camarillo, CA Contact Point USDAA trial
Chase's DAM Team, Easy as ABC
(with Annie/Kathleen Alles, Rav/Sarah Johnson) were solid
* 2nd in Jumpers (Annie had the fastest time of all team
* 4th in Snooker
* 5th in Gamblers
* 3rd in Relay
**2nd Overall* out of 41 teams
Tahoe took 5th and a Q in Masters
May 7-8 Santa Rosa, CA Mensona KC AKC Trial
Chase went 3/4, and earned his
11th Double Q (with 1st in Standard and 2nd in JWW on Sunday).
Tahoe won 20" Excellent B
Standard on Saturday, 20 seconds under SCT.
Taiko earned his Canine Good Citizen
certificate just shortly before his 1st birthday!
Apr 30-May 1 Sunnyvale, CA Bay Team USDAA trial
Chase got the Gamble! (Masters
Gamble #21); he also earned Qs in Masters Pairs, P3 Jumpers
(3rd), P3 Snooker and won P3 Standard on Sunday.
Tahoe also got the Gamble! (Masters
Gamble #16); she also earned Qs in Masters Jumpers, Masters
Standard, Grand Prix, and won 22" Masters Snooker.
Trek won P1 Jumpers (14 dogs),
running just over 5 YPS for his 2nd Q!
Apr 30-May 1 Albuquerque, NM SWAT NADAC/ASCA trial
Tahoe's son Reno (Black Rock's
Basqueing in Reno OA NAJ SSA NAC RS-N) finished his NAC
and RS-N. Congrats to Laura and Reno!
April 21-25 Turlock, CA Power Paws Camp
We all had a great time at Camp - Erika, Chase and Tahoe
participated as part of the Rwandan Rearendas:
and Sandia were all there, which
allowed us to take a 11 1/2 month sibling pic:
Chase had a great time in Greg Derrett's Weaves
Photo by Doghouse Arts
Apr 14-17 Dixon, CA Haute TRACS USDAA mega trial
Chase took 2nd in the National
Performance Championships local qualifier and made the cut
for Round 2 of Steeplechase, finishing 14th out of 62 dogs
in Round 1. These earned him his Tournament Master-Gold
title! He also took 3rd in P3 Jumpers and Snooker on Sunday
and had a nice qualifying run in Masters Pairs with Gwen
Tatsuno and Border-Newf Spike on Saturday.
Photo by Doghouse
Tahoe earned her 2nd Grand Prix
Q and her DAM Team CATscan (Comet/Katy Robertson, Annabelle/Liza
Buckner and Tahoe/Erika handling) came in 13th out of 60
teams for a Q. Tahoe now is fully qualified for the USDAA
Championships to be held in Scottsdale this November. She
and Comet also took 2nd in Masters Pairs on Thursday, earning
Tahoe's Relay Championship-Silver title. She also got a
Super Q on Sunday and had a great qualifying run in Masters
Pairs with Katy Robertson and Twig on Saturday.
Trek got to play as well, earning
his first USDAA Q with a 4th and Q in P1 Jumpers on Friday;
he had too much momentum on Sunday to stay on course but
still had a great time.
Mar 19-20 Madera, CA Canine Agility Team USDAA trial
Tahoe Qs in Pairs (earning an
RM for Annabelle, owned by Taiko's
mom, Liza), Jumpers and both rounds of Standard. She also
takes 5th in Round 2 of the Steeplechase and takes a SQ
Chase Qs in P3 Jumpers (2nd),
both rounds of P3 Standard (1st and 2nd), and Masters Pairs.
He also takes 4th in Round 2 of the Steeplechase.
Photo by Doghouse
Mar 5-6 Dixon, CA Mt Diablo DTC AKC trial: Chase
wins 20" Ex B Std and Tahoe
Qs in 20" Ex B JWW; however, the double-Q curse continues!
Feb 20-22 Salinas, CA SMART USDAA trial
Tahoe earns her Bronze Lifetime
Achievement Award by getting her 15th Masters Gamblers Q!
She also Qs in the local Championship Grand Prix, Masters
Jumpers and both rounds of Masters Standard
Chase Qs and places in P3 Jumpers
and Snooker, and earns his 20th Masters Gamblers Q
Feb 12 Pleasanton, CA Santa Clara DTC AKC trial: Tahoe
takes 2nd in Ex B JWW
Jan 29: Santa Rosa, CA Bay Team USDAA agility trial
Q and 1st place in Masters Pairs with Sandy Rogers and Brink
Q and 5th place in 22" Masters Jumpers (31 dogs)
Q and 6th place in 22" Masters Snooker (31 dogs)
Q and 1st place in P3 Standard, Jumpers and Snooker (SQ)
Jan 21-23: Portland, OR (AKC agility trials - Tahoe only)
and Elk Grove, CA (NADAC/ASCA agility trials - Chase only)
Tahoe takes 2nd in 20" Ex
B JWW on Friday (1/21) and 2nd in Ex B Std on Saturday (1/22)
and gets Double-Q # 13 on Sunday (1/23) with a 2nd in Ex
Chase Qs in Elite 20+ Regular,
Gamblers, Jumpers and Novice Touch N Go with a 1st place
Jan 8-9 Red Bluff, CA FRASC ASCA show: Chase
takes A-BOB and Tahoe takes A-BOS
under Jim Polk!