2012 Flowing Lake Water Trial Results

Pacific Northwest PWD Club had another wonderful water trial weekend Sept 8-9 with judge Catherine Gadd. Our weather was unusually fabulous on Saturday with temps near 80 and sunny skies. Sunday was a bit more typical with temps in the 60s, but we did get sun breaks and avoided rain (and that makes it a good day!)

Catherine was her usual entertaining self—kind and encouraging and quick to share feedback and training tips with the competitors. We are so pleased that she was able to judge for us this year and look forward to having her here again. We had a completely full trial, but with the help of our great stewards and Catherine’s steady pace we got through everyone without feeling rushed.

We have such a great bunch of volunteers in this club, many of whom come out to help even though they are not competing. We just couldn’t do it without that kind of club support, especially with a full trial. Thanks to everyone, from rowers to stewards to hospitality contributors—we appreciate every one of you!

As you may know, at each trial PNWPWDC asks our judge to award our Team Spirit prize to the team that he or she feels best exemplifies a beautiful working relationship between dog and handler, whether or not they qualify. It was quite an honor for all of us on Saturday for Catherine to say that she could not choose one team that stood out above the rest—that EVERY team that ran displayed teamwork, communication, fairness, and sportsmanship. We had 29 teams on Saturday, and each and every one of them displayed an outstanding relationship between dog and handler. Catherine drew a number from all the entrants, and awarded the Team Spirit gift to Jim Smith and Ready as the representative for Team Spirit. On Sunday she awarded Team Spirit to Barbara Temple-Thurston and Mango and Shaddy for their great working relationship. Congratulations to all.

Our qualifiers for the weekend are:

Saturday Junior

  • Dave Nelson and Josie (Cascade Josie Girl BN)
  • Donna Fisher and Maya (Agua Dulce Isla Maya) Saturday Apprentice-
  • Katrina Jackson and Zoe (GRCH Can Ch Jewel De Agua Sophia CGC CL1-R)
  • Cathi Jzyk and Beckett (Stowaway At Your Beck And Call)
  • Alex Scott and Port (Cascade on Deck Stargazer)

Saturday Working

  • Hallie Howe and Shelly (CH Sisu’s Life’s a Beach OA OAJ AWD)
  • Dave Sliger and ZaQ (Amarinhar ZaQ of All Trades MX MXJ XF AWD)
  • Sarah Kahn and Ray (Glenllyn’s Something Special TDX NA AWD)

Saturday Courier

  • Julie Hicks and Cooper (CH Lookout’s FV Fierce Allegiance RA WWD)

Saturday Versatility

  • Tammy Hibberson and Riglee (OTCH Can Ch Armada’s Brigandine TD DDX AGX AGNJ CWDX PROM)
  • Suzanne Malick and Chili (U-CH Stargazer’s Lookout Hot Stuff CD C-CD RA AX AXJ CWDX GROM)

Sunday Junior

  • Suzanne Foise and Azi (Stargazer’s Now As Easy As A to Z)

Sunday Apprentice

  • Dave Nelson and Josie (Cascade Josie Girl BN)

Sunday Working

  • FEO Sarah Kahn and Ray (Glenllyn’s Something Special TDX NA AWD)
  • Cathi Jzyk and Beckett (Stowaway At Your Beck And Call)

Sunday Versatility

  • Tammy Hibberson and Riglee (OTCH Can Ch Armada’s Brigandine TD DDX AGX AGNJ CWDX PROM)
  • Suzanne Malick and Chili (U-CH Stargazer’s Lookout Hot Stuff CD C-CD RA AX AXJ CWDX GROM)
  • Dixie Matson and Breeze (Adia Bay’s Breeze Right By CDX RAE OA OAJ NF CWDX)

Congratulations to all of our qualifiers, and to everyone who entered and worked so well with their dogs. And thanks again to Catherine Gadd for a great trial.

Amanda Ford
PNWPWDC Trial Secretary