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January 2023:

**Trish Huck and her Saluki puppy, Posh, had a great weekend in Phoenix, winning five of the six classes they were entered in.Trish won several nice items at the raffle after the shows.

**Ruthann McCaulley and her Australian Terrier, Webe, had a really awesome weekend at the Las Cruces, New Mexico shows: they were one of only four qualifiers in the Open B class in Obedience out of an entry of eleven teams. They earned the Utility Dog title with a second place. Also earned two legs toward the Versatility title. Ruthann McCaulley’s Australian Terrier, Webe, has a daughter who went Winner’s Bitch and Best Opposite Sex over Specials at only eight months old.

**Terri Crawford’s Scottish Deerhound, Laila, finished her Championship, went Bred-by Exhibitor Group 3, and won the Owner-Handler Group. Penny Phaneuf’s Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Gambler, won some Conformation points and Best of Winners. Her Ridgeback, Wyatt, finished the year in 14th place in the Breed standings for Conformation

February 2023:

**Christy Olthof’s Golden Retriever, Sherlock, won Best In Show Veteran at the IABCA show at the age
of 12 1/2 years.
**Christy Olthof showed her sister’s German Shepherd Dog, Scout, to Best Of Breed at the IABCA
**Suzanne Browne’s German Shepherd Dog, Dodger, earned his BH title at the Schutzhund trial.
**Linda Gallacher’s Standard Poodle, Anni, earned her BH title at the Schutzhund trial.
**Linda Gallacher’s Australian Cattle Dog, Kat, earned her STP2 title at the Schutzhund trial.
**Ruthann McCaulley’s Australian Terrier, Webe, earned his Versatility title at the Las Cruces show.
**Dave O’Brien’s Rhodesian Ridgeback, Doc, earned his Junior Coursing title that now allows him to
race against other dogs.

March 2023:

**Christy Olthof’s 12.5 year old Golden Retriever, Sherlock, finished his Rally Championship at the Golden Retriever Western Regionals and won the High Combined and High Triple Combined prizes. He then won the High Combined and High Triple again on the following day at the Golden Retriever specialty for the his last triple run.
**Christy Olthof’s Golden Retriever, Aurora, finished her Rally Excellent title at the Golden Retriever specialty.
**Sharon Olthof’s German Shepherd, Scout, finished her International Championship at the IABCA show in February. She also finished her RH1 title at the local Schutzhund trial.
*Sharon Olthof’s Australian Shepherd, Colby, won Best of Breed and Group 2 at the IABCA show.
**Suzanne Browne’s German Shepherd, Dakota, earned two first places, a second, and a third in Scent work at the Superstition show.
**Trish Huck’s Saluki, Posh, earned points toward her Conformation Championship three of the four days she was entered at the Phoenix shows.
**Linda Gallacher’s Terrier mix, Pixel, earned a first and a second place and finished her Rally Novice title at the Phoenix shows. She also finished her BCAT title.
**Penny Phaneuf’s Rhodesian Ridgeback, Wyatt, earned two Best of Breeds and Group placements at the Phoenix shows and will be going to Westminster.
**Brittany Holmes’ German Shepherd earned two legs toward her Fast CAT title.
**Wendy Basehore’s dog, Blaze, earned her Agility Jumpers title.

April 2023:

** Trisha Huck’s Saluki took two RWB in the Saluki Specialty and one WB ribbon for a point towards her Championship at the All-Breed Club in Fort Worth Texas end of March.

**Jennifer Gardzina’s Pointer special took a four point major at the Phoenix shows and her class dog pointed out at those shows.

 **Terry Crawford’s Scottish Dear Hound finished her NOHS Gold Grand Championship.


May 2023:

**Terry and David Crawford’s “Jack” the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, (Tango's Don't You Forgot About Me CGC) got his CGC at the ripe old age of 8 mos. He also won the breed and secured group 2 at our Match.

We will soon have a new Scottish Deerhound pup arriving. Arthur is from Nightwatch kennels in Maryland.

**Jill Stout’s Great Dane Everly won the breed (over Elliott!) and took a group 4.

 **Penny Phaneuf’s Ridgeback “Gambler” received WD in Albuquerque for his second major. He only needs 3 points to finish.

**Lisa’s first foray into the Conformation ring was to guide a Champion around the ring during the Parade of Champions at our match. Welcome to the Dark Side Lisa!

 **Ruthann reported that Webe - Dunham Lake Sticky Beak - earned two hard fought and well deserved Preferred Utility legs in Alamogordo at the Chaparral Kennel Club trials.  He was only one of 5 to Q in utility on Fri and only one of 4 on Sat.

**Suzanne Browne's Dodger earned his AKC scent work advanced Buried & Container & Interior titles on 15 April 2023. He also earned his AKC advanced scent title on that date.

The May 2023 Raffle

             was won by Branda Weidner 

The April 2023 raffle was won by JoAnn Van Wormer      .

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