Success at the Oct 09 Field Trials in Roscoe
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 12:56

Well, this is going to be *some* post, so hang on! This trip was fun to put it mildly, though it was an incredible amount of work.  Not only did I get to visit with dear friends and make new ones, the Colorado Dachshund contingient did very well, as did DC Gracchus and DC Maximus children from other areas of the country.


Tania earned her 1st (and an additional 4th) and is now a Field Champion!  Bred by Valerio Hernandez, she is now FC Sunrise Lightly Tanned MS ME ROMX. I can't tell you how much this title meant to me.  :)

Sisko, owned by Leigh Kamens and bred by Carol Henning, earned his 1st  (and an additional NBQ) and became FC Rumor's Quick On The Draw.  Sissy is a DC Maximus son out of Moriah's Rumor's Oopsy-Do MW. Sisko's FC was another of my "top priorities" this trip.

Doogie, at his first entered field trials, earned an Absolute with an entry of 79 dogs (this is like a Best in Specialty Show...he was judged the best Dachshund at the field trial on that day), a Best of Open, a 1st, a 2nd and two 4th places.  After two weekends and 4 trials, he is 2.25 points shy of being a Field Champion.  Doogie is a Ruger and a Doxikota Dachshund sired by DC Maximus out of Pam Bethke's CH Doxikota Mali-Boo Barbie MS, "Mali" and brother to Ryan, Dagen and Sunshine. He is owned by Tosha and Steve Cox.  Doogie is the third dog I've handled to an Absolute. As an aside, this litter is one of my best to date.  It wouldn't have happened without Pam loaning Mali to me and suggesting breeding her either to Maximus or to Guinness.

CH Evie JE earned her first field points with a 3rd.

Sidney JE, Evie's sister, earned a 4th and her first FT points.  Sidney is owned by Shawn Lightfoot.

Monte JE, a full brother to FC Sisko, earned his first FT points with a 4th.  Monte is owned by Courtney and Justin Hillard and was bred by Carol Henning.

CH LK's Luck E Lady MW ME, "Cloë", owned by Celli Jones and bred by Lisa and Michael Young, earned her first field trial points by going 2nd the day Evie earned her 3rd.

Other fun stuff:

DC Maximus' daughter, Pocketpack On The Fly MW RN, "Bug", out of Lois Ballard's TC Pocketpack Flutter-By MW CD RA OA OAJ JE, "Hazel", finished her Field Championship and became Maximus' 9th CH or FC.

Then Sisko's FC and Doogie's Absolute gave Maximus the final requirements needed for him to earn his Register of Merit Excellent (ROMX).  He has sired 2 DCs, 6 CHs and 2 FCs thus far, with many more waiting in the wings.  This milestone is very gratifying for Valerio and I, as Maximus has more than proven his merit as a producer.

Gracchus' children out of FC Muffin, FC Bonnie, FC Raina and FC Ruckus, earned more placements than I could keep track of.  Thanks to their breeders and owners, Gail and Bob Page.

Kathy Schooler's DC Radar earned several placements in the Field Champion Dog class and he also earned his CGC, thus making him eligible for his Versatility Certificate.  He'll now be known as DC Caledonia's Radar 'O Reilly v Ruger MW RN JE CGC VC TDI.  Radar is a DC Maximus son out of CH LK's Caledonia's Lil Lassie and was bred by the Marvin family. He was also home with me (temporarily) being bred to Pam's and my CH Payton.  If she takes, this will be Radar's first litter.

In the NW, Betsy Fortman's Noodle (bred by Pam Bethke), earned his Master Earthdog title!  Noodle is a Maximus son out of Pam's dear girl DC Posey TD JE.  Noodle is now Doxikota Uno Noodle MW TD RN ME. We are hoping Betsy lets us run Noodle in the field for her!  (hint hint)  LOL!


Big Thanks to Pam Bethke, Laura and Anna Knoll and everyone else who helped me hold and shuffle dogs in the field.  Of course, I ♥ Don Howard, my favorite Beagler, for allowing Pam and I the use of his golf cart.  I can't forget my puppy families, who are the best owners in the world, for "getting" why it's so good for the dogs to go to events like these.

Some shots from the trials (more at


Sisko tries on Laura's wig for her girl, Ochre. Maybe he could be a longhair?


Doogie earns Absolute his second time in the field! Wow! Mr. Doogus kept his cool, saying, "Aw, shucks..."

Judge Mary Powell pictured


Laura was invaluable in helping me practice with dogs before and between she is with Sisko, before he earned his first!


FINALLY! Tania's turn at the blue ribbon! Yay Nannies!


Déjà vu hit the next day in the OAAD class, as Sisko FINALLY got his blue, too!! Yay!

Judge Lois Ballard pictured


Anna with Pam's darlin' lil Junie-B waiting on the golf cart for Junie's turn. It was brrrr cold that day!

Junie earned an Absolute this spring!

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