2016 Brags

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGC CGCA NTD ITD NW1 NW2, UCD, BN, CD, BH
DEC 2016 - Heska and her handler Amy earned 1 Champion Class win, and 1 Reserve Champion Class win at the UKC show in Courtland, VA. She now has two legs toward her UKC Grand Champion!

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UCH BIS/RBIS Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UCH BIS/RBIS Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA UKC SPOT DJ IT
DEC 2016 - Jeaux and her handler Keith earned 1 CH class Win and 1 Reserve CH Class win at the UKC show in Courtland, VA. (She is now 1 leg away from her UKC GRCH!!!)

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson & Keith Takacs

Dog’s Name: Lim Aritar Bastet

Brag: UCH Lim Aritar Bastet TC
DEC 2016 - Loki and his handler Keith earned 5 Best Males and 3 Best of Winners at his second UKC Conformation Show in Courtland, VA and is now a UKC Champion!

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016

Member Name: Steve Siwecki

Dog’s Name: Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: DEC 2016 - Xerxes and his handler Steve obtained 1 Champion Class win, 3 Reserve CH Class wins, 3 First Place wins in his weight class for United Weight Pull AND a new UWP Title. In addition, Xerxes was awarded the UKC TOTAL DOG Award!

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Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha

Brag: Today, Dec. 1, 2016, Sascha finished her RAE 9. She scored 97 in Excellent B for 4th place. Her score of 100 in Advanced B earned her no place! Good job, Sascha and Gail!

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Steven & Leah Siwecki

Dog’s Name: UKC CH Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UKC CH Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson
TC, CGCA, TDI, ETD, NW1, IT
Nov 2016 - Xerxes and his handler Steve obtained Xerxes’ AKC Herding Instinct Title with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: SG Penny vom Agassiz

Brag: SG (US) Penny vom Agassiz
TC, CGC, IT
Nov 2016 - Penny and her handler Amy obtained Penny's AKC Herding Instinct Title with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: Lim Aritar Bastet

Brag: Lim Aritar Bastet IT
Nov 2016 - Loki and his handler Keith obtained his AKC Herding Instinct Title with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UKC CH Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UKC CH Heska vom Haus Morrisson
TC, CGCA, NTD, ITD, NW1, NW2, UCD, BN, CD, BH, IT
Nov 2016 - Heska and her handler Amy obtained her AKC Herding Instinct Title with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UKC CH Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UKC CH BIMBSx1 Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson
TC, CGCA, UKC SPOT, DJ, IT
Nov 2016 - Jeaux and her handler Keith obtained her AKC Herding Instinct Title with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Troy Scruggs

Dog’s Name: Imperatrice Emma vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Imperatrice Emma vom Haus Morrisson
TC, CGCA, NW1, NW2, IT
NOV 2016 - Emma and her handler Troy, completed their AKC Herding instinct test with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Julie Blucher

Dog’s Name: Grand Misty vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Grand Misty vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NW1 IT
NOV 2016 - Misty and her handler Julie completed their Herding Instinct Test with the GSDCGW.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGC CGCA NTD ITD NW1 NW2, UCD, BN, CD, BH
NOV 2016 - Heska and her handler Amy completed their Beiglethund (BH Test) with the Alexandria Schutzhund Verein Club.

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Julie Blucher

Dog’s Name: Grand Misty vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Grand Misty vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NW1
NOV 2016 - Misty and her handler Julie, not only received their NACSW NW1 TITLE.... they were PRONOUNCED in 3 out of 4 of their searches! And, all of their searches were UNDER 32 SECONDS!

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Steven & Leah Siwecki

Dog’s Name: UKC CH Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UKC CH Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NW1 ETD
NOV 2016 - Xerxes completed his UKC Conformation Championship! This was his first weekend ever showing!

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UCH Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: UCH BIS RBIS Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson CGCA SPOT DJ
NOV 2016 - Jeaux was Reserve Best in Show at a recent UKC Conformation Show1

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Member Name: Steven Siwecki

Dog’s Name: Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NW1

Brag: Oct 2016 - We are so proud of Xerxes for completing all of his OFA Health Testings!!!
OFA Hips: GOOD
OFA Elbows: NORMAL
OFA DM CLEAR - Neg/Neg
OFA Cardiac: Normal
OFA Eyes: Normal
OFA: Full Dentition
OFA Thyroid: Normal
GSDCA Temperament Certification

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Member Name: Troy Scruggs

Dog’s Name: Imperatrice Emma vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NW1 NW2

Brag: Oct 2016 - Emma and her handler Troy obtained Emma's NW2 (Nosework Level 2 title) with the National Association for Canine Scentwork (NACSW).

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UCH Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson CGCA SPOT DJ

Brag: Sep 3, 2016 - Jeaux took home a UKC Best in Show!

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Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2016

Member Name: Rachael Almeida

Dog’s Name: V1 Cash Vom Arkanum, IPO2, KKL

Brag: Cash has had a busy summer! He turned two...and earned his AD, IPO1 and IPO2 titles, koerung, V1 rating, and a V-30 at the 2016 SV BSZS in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX PCDX RAE7 OAP OJP CGCA

Brag: Sascha completed her RAE 8 today, Sept. 17, 2016, at the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club double rally trial. Good girl, Sascha!

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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UCH Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson CGCA SPOT DJ

Brag: Jeaux attended her first Dock Diving trial with Chesapeake Dock Dogs at the Maggi Malick Wine Caves in VA. She entered in all 7 events. She by-passed Novice dogs and flew right into Junior, earning her Dock Dock Junior title this weekend!

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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Member Name: Todd Cirner

Dog’s Name: Isabelle vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: 8/21/2016 - Isabelle passed her Temperament Certification test with the club!

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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Member Name: Troy Scruggs

Dog’s Name: Imperatrice Emma vom Haus Morrisson CGCA, NW1, TC

Brag: Emma obtained her Temperament Certification on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in a downpour!

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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Member Name: Troy Scruggs

Dog’s Name: High Chief vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Sep 21, 2016 - Chief earned his GSDC Temperament Certification!

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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NTD ITD NW1 NW2 UCD BN CD

Brag: Aug 7, 2016 - Heska earned her BN and CD Titles at the clubs show!

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Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016

Member Name: Francine Bethea

Dog’s Name: Kovic

Brag: Kovic earned his BN title at the GSDCGW annual Obedience and Rally Specialty August 7, 2016.

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Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX PCDX RAE7 OAP NJP CGCA

Brag: A great day of trialing with the German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Washington! Well done, all. Sascha and I had a great time. First RAE8 leg and first Graduate Novice leg earned!

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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: Kuba Práce vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: July 31, 2016 - Kuba Práce vom Haus Morrisson (15 weeks). Went to her very first UKC show at OTCH this weekend. She took Best Novice Puppy 3 out of 4 shows, with some great competition!

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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA, NTD, ITD, NW1, NW2, UCD

Brag: Heska took best of Champions this weekend at the OTCH UKC Show with stiff competition! One leg up toward her Grand Champion!

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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Member Name: Andrew Roberts

Dog’s Name: Jade Khaleesi vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Jade Khaleesi vom Haus Morrisson had her first show this weekend. Took Best in Class 4x & Best Male/Female 2x.

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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX PCDX RAE7 OAP NJP CGCA

Brag: Sascha's name changes once again! Today, July 31, she finished her Open JWW Preferred title! Good girl, Sascha. You now have your first new title for next year's club challenge!

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Member Name: Troy Scruggs

Dog’s Name: Imperatrice Emma vom Haus Morrisson CGCA, NW1

Brag: Emma obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced at the club picnic July 17, 2016!

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Member Name: Andrew Roberts

Dog’s Name: Jade Khaleesi vom Haus Morrisson CGC

Brag: Jade passed her CGC with the club on July 17, 2016.

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UCH Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson CGCA SPOT

Brag: July 17, 2016 - Jeaux earned her Canine Good Citizen Advance with the GSDCGW! Thank you!

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: UCH Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson CGC SPOT

Brag: July 3, 2016 - Jeaux obtained her UKC Champion Conformation!

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Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX PCDX RAE6 OAP NJP CGCA

Brag: She did it! Sascha finished her RAE 7 in Richmond this weekend, just in time for the GSDCA Club Challenge year!

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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha

Brag: In just her 7th Agility trial (mine, too), Sascha finished her Open Standard Agility Preferred title today, June 16, 2016 with a perfect 100 for 1st place, again! Good girl, Sascha!

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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson SPOT CGC

Brag: May 7, 2016 - Jeaux passed both her UKC SPOT (Socialized Pet Obedience Test) and her AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen).

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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA, NTD, ITD, NW1, NW2, UCD

Brag: June 5, 2016 - Heska obtained 3 first place wins in three consecutive shows to obtain her UKC CD title!

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Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016

Member Name: Josie and Dave

Dog’s Name: Rocket-Ru

Brag: Rocket-Ru earned his third rally excellent leg today and his RE title at the Skyline Kennel Club Trial in the Shenandoah Mountains (beautiful country see the mountains in the background!). He earned FIRST place for all three legs, and today he even beat his little brother Atlas. Atlas just came for moral support, since he already earned his RAE title in May. Of course, Atlas picked up another RAE leg while he was here…

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Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Debbie Malone's Izzy

Brag: Ok, Deb. You've had a week to do this - so - everyone - Debbie's Izzy (Emeraldoak's Isabella vom Mittlewest) won DOTC (Dog Owner's Training Club) of Maryland's Whitehouse Walker Memorial Trophy for 2016. To do this, they had to win the highest class offered at the club's End-of-Year Fun Obedience Match, which they did. Well done, Debbie and Izzy!

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Date: Mon, 30 May 2016

Member Name: Josie McAuliffe and Debbie Malone

Dog’s Name: Rocket and Izzy

Brag: Rocket (black GSD) and Izzy earned Rally Excellent legs outside in the pouring rain on Saturday May 21, 2016, at the Mattaponi Trial in Manassas, VA. Izzy placed 2nd in Excellent B and Rocket placed first in Excellent A. Josie and Debbie were cold and soaking wet, but happy! Our GSDs are smart and tough!

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Date: Sat, 14 May 2016

Member Name: Josie and Dave

Dog’s Name: Atlas

Brag: In addition to earning his RAE, Atlas also earned his CDX (companion Dog Excellent) on Mother's Day Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Bouvier des Flandres Club Trial at the Dude Ranch in Glen Allen, Va. He earned his 3 legs in just 4 attempts, with two first places and one second place. WOW, these German Shepherds are SMART!

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Date: Sat, 14 May 2016

Member Name: Josie and Dave

Dog’s Name: Alas

Brag: Atlas earned his RAE (Rally-Advanced-Excellent) on Mother's Day Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Bouvier des Flandres Club Trial at the Dude Ranch in Glen Allen, Va. The title ribbon was almost bigger than my BIG boy Atlas!

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Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha

Brag: We are proud to announce that Sascha finished her Agility Novice Jumpers with Weaves Preferred title today (1st place) and earned her first Open Standard Preferred leg, also with a 1st place. She finished her Novice Standard Preferred on April 10 in only 3 trials. Good girl, Sascha!

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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog’s Name: E-Braxus vom Haus Morrisson TC CGC IT NW1

Brag: April 2, 2016 - Braxus obtained his NW1 (Nosework 1) title with the National Association for Canine Scent Work with an overall (combined) time 3:56.26 minutes for 4 seperate searches (Boxes, Interior, Exterior and Vehicles).

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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog’s Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA, NTD, ITD, NW1, NW2

Brag: April 2, 2016 - Heska successfully obtained her NW2 Title (Nosework 2) with the National Association of Canine Scent Work.

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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Member Name: Josie McAuliffe

Dog’s Name: Atlas McAuliffe

Brag: Atlas earned 1st place on his first CDX (companion dog excellent) leg on April 10, 2016, at the Deleware GSD trial in Horsham, PA. Despite all the distractions of being outside (and other beautiful GSDs) he earned a very good score of 189.5 out of 200! He also earned his 8th RAE leg, with 2 more first places! For full disclosure, Atlas earned First place GSD in all classes he entered, first place open dog, all-breed, and 2nd and 4th in rally advanced and excellent, all-breed. We also got some very nice dog toys and a coffee mug! It pays to go to GSD club trials!

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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Member Name:
Josie McAuliffe

Dog’s Name: Rocket-Ru McAuliffe

Brag: Rocket earned FIRST place (2x, all-breed and GSD) on his first rally excellent leg at the Delaware GSD Trial in Horsham, PA on Sunday April 10, 2016. This was a very challenging course, but we did it! Yahoo!!

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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Member Name: Marie Donahue

Dog’s Name: Osah of Sapphire Mountain

Brag: Osah received her TD (Tracking Title) Sunday April 10, 2016, at her first AKC event. So very proud of my girl.

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Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog’s Name: Sascha

Brag: In our first ever Agility Trial, Sascha earned 4 first places and a 2nd place. This earned her the Novice Standard Preferred title and 2 legs toward her Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred title. We are so proud of our girl!

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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016

Member Name: Marie Donahue

Dog's Name: Osah of Sapphire Mountain NTD, ITD, ATD, ETD NW1

Brag: March 19 Osah received her AKC Tracking Certificate. Looking forward to trial.

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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016

Member Name: Marie Donahue

Dog's Name: Osah of Sapphire Mountain NTD, ITD, ATD, ETD, NW1

Brag: Osah completed her final ORT (Odor Recognition Test) in Clove.

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Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX PCDX RAE6 CGCA

Brag: Sascha was just announced as the 2015 #1 RAE GSD by GSDCA! She was the #1 Rally Advanced B and #1 Rally Excellent B Dog for 2015, as well. We are so very proud of her!

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Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: UCH Heska vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA NTD ITD NW1

Brag: On Sunday, March 6th, Heska completed her final ORT (Odor Recognition Test) with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW).

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2016

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: Sascha finished her RAE 6 today, Feb. 7, 2016, at the PVSSC trial. There was no score lower than 90 in the 20 Qs needed for this title! Good girl, Sascha!

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Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2016

Member Name: Steven Siwecki

Dog's Name: Fil-Am Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Xerxes passed his final NACSW Odor Recognition test for Clove, on Feb 6, 2016.

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Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2016

Member Name: Julie Blucher & Ashlea Carl

Dog's Name: Grand Misty vom Haus Morrisson (Julie Blucher) and G- Rowan vom Haus Morrisson (Ashlea Carl)

Brag: Sisters, Grand Misty vom Haus Morrisson (Center - owned by Julie & Greg Blucher) and G- Rowan vom Haus Morrisson (Far Right - owned by Ashlea Carl) passed their NACSW Birch ORT - December 2016

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:00:48 -0500

Member Name: Gail

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: Sascha (RAE 5 - p. 36) and I want to congratulate Diana and Sir Barkley (pictured on p. 43 of the Jan. 2016 GSD Review) as well as Debbie and Izzy, listed twice (CD - p. 35 and GN p.36 ) and Amy Morrisson and Penny (CGC p. 42). If there are other GSDCGW members listed, I apologize for not naming you. These are the member names I recognized. Good job, GSDCGW members!

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