2015 Brags

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Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Member Name: Diana C. & Bruno W. Reich

Dog's Name: PAM Sir Barkley von Reich VCD2, MXP, AJP, CDX, TD, RA, NFP, CGC, TC

Brag: Barkley received his 2015 GSDCA Performance Award of Merit (PAM) title. There were 11 GSDs in the United States this year who qualified for this award.

Barkley's full brother, Kemah, received his PAM award in 2013.

Bruno and I are very proud of our talented and versatile boys.

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Member Name: Betsy Scott and Linda Stewart

Dog's Name: Karizma's Rosalita von Loar

Brag: Sparkle goes WB for her first points, a major win, at the 1 Nov GSDCGW specialty under judge Edie Trocki. Nice photo! credit to Tammy Sawatzky

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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: E- Braxus vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Nov 21, 2015 - Braxus obtained his AKC Canine Good Citizen today!

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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Member Name: Josie and Dave

Dog's Name: Atlas McAuliffe

Brag: Atlas earned his graduate novice title (with one 1st place and one 3rd place) on November 8, 2015, at the Dude Ranch in Glen Allen, VA!! Then he earned his 5th RAE leg ( rally advanced-excellent) with the HIGHEST COMBINED score!

But most fun of all was doing team rally with his lab sister Xena, and friends Bosco (field spaniel) and Stevie (miniature schnauzer). Our team earned FIRST place with a score of 393/400. Atlas earned his team a 100%, beating his sister who got a 99%. Team rally anyone?? Atlas, Xena and I will travel!

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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Member Name: Marie Donahue

Dog's Name: Osah of Sapphire Mountain

Brag: Osah has received all her Trick Dog Titles NTD, ITD, ATD, and ETD as of November 2015.

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015

Member Name: Diana C. Reich

Dog's Name: Barkley

Brag: Barkley and I qualified to participate in the Parade of Greats at the 2015 GSD National Specialty in MO. Even with all of that fur, he was a crowd favorite.

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Member Name: Marie Donahue

Dog's Name: Osah of Sapphire Mountain

Brag: Osah obtained her NW1 Title on November 15, 2015. Successfully finding odor in all 4 searches, (interior, exterior, vehicle, and containers).

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: CH Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Heska obtained her NW1 Nosework title on November 15, 2015. Awesome watching your dog doing what they love and succeeding! She successfully completed 4 searches, which were containers, vehicles, interior and exterior.

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: Isis vom Bogenstadt

Brag: November 15, 2015 - Icee had a very successful weekend and took home her NW1 title in scentwork! She did a total of 4 searches and had a great time!

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Member Name: Steven & Leah Siwecki

Dog's Name: Xerxes vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: November 15, 2015 - Xerxes obtained his NW1 (Nosework) title! Four successful searches with great success! Containers, Vehicles, Interiors and Exteriors!

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: CH Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Heska earned her Novice (NTD) and Intermediate (ITD) Trick Dog tiles!

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Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015

Member Name: Paige Dukeman and Calvin Page

Dog's Name: Charolette

Brag: Champion RO's Charolette Russe won Winners Bitch at the German Shepherd National Dog Show in St. Louis, MO. She went on to place Select 6. Congrats Char!!

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: Sascha finished her RAE5 today at the Mt. Vernon DTC trial with scores of (Excellent B) 96 and (Advanced B) 99. She came in 3rd in Advanced B. Good girl, Sascha!

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Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015

Member Name: Dave and Josie

Dog's Name: Atlas and Rocker (pictured with Xena our black lab)

Brag: Atlas and Rocket completed a beautiful 13 mile hike with Josie, Dave, and Xena that took us to the top of Mount Rodgers. Mount Rodgers is the highest natural point in Virginia with an elevation of 5,729 feet.

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Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015

Member Name: George Kingery

Dog's Name: Cassie

Brag: On October 17th Cassie passed her ORT (Odor Recognition Test) for Birch, and is now to trial with the National Association Of Canine Scentwork!

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Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: October 17, 2015 - Heska successfully passed her NACSW Birch and Anise ORT's today! Now time to trial!

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Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015

Member Name: Troy Scruggs

Dog's Name: Imperatrice Emma vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: At 6 months and 4 days, Emma successfully passed all three odors at her first National Association for Canine Scent Work (NACSW) Odor Recognition Test (ORT) ...there is a very good chance that she is the youngest dog to pass all three odors in NACSW (required to be 6 months old to participate)...

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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015

Member Name: Deborah Malone

Dog's Name: Izzy

Brag: Izzy earned her CD and Graduate Novice Titles. Good girl Izzy…

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Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2015

Member Name: Betsy Scott

Dog's Name: Argo

Brag: Argo goes to the Midwest Futurity/Maturity in Minnesota and comes home with the BIG WIN - Best in Maturity! Pictured here with breeder-judge Gloria Birch and handler Liv Calabrese. On to the National in St Louis!!!

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Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: E- Braxus vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Sep 25, 2015 - Braxus obtained his AKC Herding Instinct Certificate today!

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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015

Member Name: Melissa Kingery

Dog's Name: Drako

Brag: Drako earned his CGC at Responsible Dog Owners Day!

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: September 2015 - Just prior to her first birthday on September 21st, Heska has obtained her UKC Confirmation Championship, her second leg in AKC Beginner Novice Obedience with a first place win, and a first place win in AKC Novice A to obtain her first leg. She also obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced!

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: Isis vom Bogenstadt (Icee)

Brag: This month, Icee obtained her ORT (Odor Recognition Test Certification) for Birch, and is now ready to trial with the National Association of Canine Scent Work!

She also obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced!

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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015

Member Name: Terry and Judy Branzelle, Josie and Dave, and Francine Bethea

Dog's Name: Kona, Rocket-Ru, and Kovack

Brag: All three GSDs all earned their CGC Saturday, 9/12/15 at Dog Sense in Rockville, MD! Next: CGC-advanced next week at our Responsible Dog Ownership Day next Sunday .

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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2015

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: Great "Tarheel Cluster" in Raleigh, NC this Labor Day Weekend 2015. Qualified and placed 9/9 times! "Finished" her PCDX and got 4 more RAE 5 legs! Good girl, Sascha!

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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015

Member Name: Steven & Leah Siwecki

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

Brag: Xerxes successfully passed his Therapy Dog International Test!

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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Gitzo

Brag: Our 1/2 GSD, Gitzo, finished his BN title in Harrisburg on Aug. 9. Not bad for a 9.5 year old dog with a bum leg!

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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX RAE3(now 4) CGC was named the #2 GSD in the nation for Rally Advanced B AND Rally Excellent B in the recent issue of GSD Review Magazine! We are so thrilled! Congrats, too, to Josie and Diana for their rankings. GSDCGW was well represented!

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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015

Member Name: Josie McAuliffe

Dog's Name: Atlas

Brag: Atlas got a 98% in Rally Advanced B at the GSD Club Rally Trail on August 2, 2015. This placed him as first GSD and third of all breeds. He tied with his big brother, Rocket-Ru, who competed in Rally Advanced A.

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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015

Member Name: Josie McAuliffe

Dog's Name: Rocket-Ru

Brag: At the GSD Club Rally Trial on August 2, 2015, Rocket earned his Rally Advanced title with a 98% and FIRST place GSD and FIRST place of all dogs in his class!

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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: At 11 months old, Heska went to her first AKC Obedience show. She obtained her first leg in Beginner Novice Obedience with a first place score of 193/200 and was also the highest scoring German Shepherd in her class.

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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2015

Member Name: Ashlea Carl

Dog's Name: G- Rowan vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: At 11 months old, Rowan went to her first AKC Rally show. Rowan obtained her first leg in Novice A Rally with a third place qualifying score of 91/100 and was the highest scoring German Shepherd in her class!

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Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Member Name: Marie Donahue

Dog's Name: Manny

Brag: Registered name Manuel. Received 1st place with a score of 192 and accomplished his CD Title at his 3rd show on Friday July 31, 2015.

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Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2015

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: What a wonderful day at the GSDCGW trial. Job well done, everyone. Sascha ended up with "High Combined" Rally GSD! Thank you!

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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Heska obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen on July 5, 2015

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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: Isis vom Bogenstadt

Brag: Icee obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen on July 5, 2015.

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Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Member Name: Bruno and Diana C. Reich

Dog's Name: Jesse Lea

Brag: Titles in Tracking, Herding, Obedience, Agility, Rally, CGC, 13 Club and Fidos for Freedom Therapy Dog. Gone but never forgotten.

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Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Member Name: Bruno and Diana C. Reich

Dog's Name: Barkley

Brag: 2015 - 7 AKC titles in 6 months
(VCD2, CDX, OAP, OJP, AXP, AJP, NFP)

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Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Member Name: Bruno and Diana C. Reich

Dog's Name: Kemah

Brag: Registered Name: PAM Puco von Burkhardt Haus, VCD 2 (CD, CDX, TD, NJP, NAP, OAP, OJP), TDX, NFP, OFP, AXP, AJP, MXP2, MXPB, MJP, RN, RA, CTL1 (CTL1-R, CTL1-F, CTL1-S, CTL1-H), CTL2 (CTL2-R, CTL2-S, CTL2-F, CTL2-H), CTL3-R, CTL3-H, NAC, O-NAC,S-NAC, NCC, O-NCC, NJC, O-NJC, S-NJC, OAC, O-OAC, S-OAC, PR1, PS1

Retired 6/13/14 healthy & happy

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: E-Braxus vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: June 28, 2015 - Braxus passed his NACSW ORT (National Association for Canine Scent Work, Odor Recognition Test)!!! He had to detect three separate odors (Birch, Clove and Anise) in three separate tests.... and he PASSED ALL THREE with flying colors!

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Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: E-Braxus vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: Braxus received his GSDCA Temperament Certification on June 27, 2015.

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Member Name: Linda Stewart, Betsy Geishen-Scott

Dog's Name: Karizma’s Rosalita von Loar (aka Sparkle).

Brag: Sparkle wins a very competitive Teenage Bitch class at the Great Lakes Futurity on  May 1 under judge John Vaught. Next day Sparkle won the 12-18 bitch class under Ed Barritt.

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Member Name:  Betsy Geishen-Scott 

Dog’s Name: Argo

Brag: Argo finished with back to back majors, under Dan Smith at Diamond State GSDC on April 4 and under Mr. Steve Gladstone (pictured) on 26 April. Argo went on to a Herding Group 2 at Penn Treaty KC.

New AKC Champion Karizma’s Argo of Rowland, with handler Liv Marie Calabrese! 

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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Member Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha

Brag: Sascha finished her RAE 4 in Richmond Sunday morning, June 21 with 2 first place finishes netting her the new title and the "High Combined". She also qualified all 8 times over the weekend, and placed a total of 4 times. Good job, Sascha!

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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015

Member Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: Penny, Budvar and Heska

Brag: Penny, Budvar and Heska all received passing scores and Herding Instinct Certificates. June 2015

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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015

Member Name: Keith & Renee Takacs

Dog's Name: Braxus vom Haus Morrisson and Isis vom Bogenstadt

Brag: Braxus and Icee both obtained Herding Instinct Certificates in June 2015.

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Date: Sun, 24 May 2015

Member Name: Josie and Dave

Dog's Name: Atlas

Brag: Atlas earned his first RAE leg with a 99% and first place in rally excellent on May 22, 2015 at the Oriole ObedienceTrial.

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Date: Sun, 24 May 2015

Member Name: Josie and Dave

Dog's Name: Atlas

Brag: Atlas earned his CD (companion dog) title on May 23, 2015 at the Oriole ObedienceTrial.

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Date: Sat, 23 May 2015

Member: Name: Gail Phillips

Dog's Name: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX RAE3 CGC

Brag: Since we're new members, we wanted to share our 2015. Sascha finished her CDX in March at the DOTC trial and is more than halfway to her RAE 4. We look forward to meeting more folks.

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Date: Thu, 21 May 2015

Member: Name: Amy Morrisson

Dog's Name: Heska vom Haus Morrisson

Brag: May 2015 - Heska vom Haus Morrisson attended her first pointed UKC Confirmation shows at 7 months of age. She took 4 first place, 2 reserves, and 2 best females.