2015 Seneca GSMDs make the year-end rankings*
Seneca kids Shine and Castle finishing the year in style on road in Pennsylvania!
Mid-Atlantic GSMD Club Specialty - Allentown, PA
On 12/11 at the all-breed Delaware Gap Kennel Club Show "Shine" BISS GCH CH Seneca's Collective Soul CGC went Best of Opposite Sex and her not so baby boy "Castle" GCH CH Seneca's Knight In Shining Armor went Select Dog.
The following day at the Mid-Atlantic Greater Swiss Mtn. Dog Club Specialty at the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club Show both Shine and Castle went select -- what a great duo!
On Sunday Shine finished the weekend strong winning Best of Breed with a Working Group 4 (Thank you Judge Dr. Elliot More) at the Delaware Gap Kennel Club Show with an entry of 41 GSMDs -- way to go beautiful Shiney Shine!
Seneca sending warm wishes for a happy holiday season!
Helping in bringing you cheer are the cute Potted Plants (Fender x Poppy) puppies! L-R Helix, Daisy, Ellie, Prim, Tiny, Wattley & Bodhi
Crooked River Weight Pull
I took Fin, Poppy and QE to Ohio for the Crooked River Swiss Club Winter Weight Pull hosted at Bob & Dawn Fralick's home (THANK YOU!). We had such a great time with the chili cook-off, toy exchange, weight pull and wonderful overall holiday cheer. Fin showed great promise as an excellent weight pulling swissy and Poppy enjoyed herself as well. Thanks to Rebecca Gray for taking so many pictures!
Seneca Swissies year end showing
I had a wonderful time in Illinois at the Wheaton and Rosemont shows with my girls QE and Fin -- they are such sweeties that make wonderful travel companions! Most of all, we had a terrific time visiting with our friends over the weekend. Congrats to all the winners, but a big shout to Nathan and Tempo (Trick x Angel) on their big win on Friday and to Cathy & John Scott for finishing their boy Ace's championship. As always, big thank you to Debbie Fields for taking pictures and capturing these moments.
BISS Gold GCH Seneca's Collective Soul "Shine" and GCH Seneca's Night In Shining Armor "Castle" also hit the show circuit in Cleveland and had a good four days of showing. Shine went Best of Breed three of four days and Select Bitch the other and Castle picked up three grand champion points going BOS and Select Dog. Also, shout out to our good friends Kim Woollard with Gander and Tina Bailey with Arken on their new championships earned this weekend!
Greater Clark County Kennel Club
Gypsy Boots earned the first two legs towards her Companion Dog (CD) title at an All Breed Obedience Trial in Ridgefield, WA. Just one more leg for the title and VGS title. She can do it!
I had a wonderful time in Ohio with Fin & Pond at the Mid-Ohio Cluster. Both girls showed great for me and Fin went Winners Bitch and Best of Breed Owner Handled for 2pts on Thursday at the Sandusky Kennel Club Show and Pond went Reserve Winners Bitch to the major on Friday at Dayton Kennel Club Show. Shine also great weekend going Best of Breed and then on to a Working Group 4 on Thursday with Select Bitch Friday, Best of Opposite Saturday and then another Best of Breed win on Sunday earning Shine the final points needed for her Gold Grand Championship -- great job, Shiney! Thank you to Kim and Doug for hosting us, the girls clearly had a great time!
Potted Plant Puppies and Ducks!
The little Plant Puppies had their first exposure to ducks to evaluate their herding instinct...and let's face it, it was a very cute video opportunity! They all did a fantastic job with duckies.
Poppy's Potted Plant Puppies!
The little Plant Puppies are having a great time on an exploring adventure.
Introducing Seneca's newest champion -- Rue! Ch. Seneca's Melody Of A Mockingjay finished her championship at the Valparaiso Kennel Club Show. Rue was such a natural in the show ring and made earning this title on her quick, easy and super fun!
Seneca's "P" Litter
The Fender x Poppy puppies are getting cuter by the day! Visit current litter page for more information & application.
Working Group 2 for BISS Silver GCh. Seneca's Collective Soul CGC "Shine" under Judge Roger Gifford at Stone City Kennel Club; Morris, IL
GSMDCA National Specialty
Shine and Gypsy Boots had a great week at the 2015 GSMDCA National Specialty in Loveland, CO!
Arapahoe Kennel Club / Rocky Mountain GSMD Supported Entry
LAKE MICHIGAN @ INDIANA SAND DUNES
Had such a blast with Allison at the IN Sand Dunes!
We took Kayak, Mayday & Zippo and they were just too cute; especially Kayak with her love for the water!
AROUND TOWN AND AT THE FARM
Rue & Pond earn first points & majors in Belvidere
NEW AKC CHAMPION AND PASSING OFA CLEARANCES!
June was a great month for "Bentley" Ch. Seneca's Incrediberry Bentley!
He finished his championship and received good hips, normal elbows and normal shoulders!
Great weekend so far and congrats to all the other winners this weekend! BIG thank you to Debbie Fields for capturing all these great moments at the show!
Good job Shine! Silver GCH Seneca's Collective Soul CGC goes BOS on Saturday to follow it up with a Best of Breed and Working Group 4 win on Sunday at the Kennel Club of Yorkville Show in Dekalb, IL. Thank you to judge Mrs. Nancy Liebes! Also, thank you to Debbie Fields for capturing all these great show moments for those of us who weren't able to attend! April 4-5, 2015
Trick and I send big congratulations to Phreddie and Chloe Sienkewicz of Land's End Kennel to their newest champion, Blush! Ch. Land's End Still Blushing (Trick x Wink) finished her AKC championship on March 28, 2015 at the Finger Lakes Kennel Club Show. Great job, she's lovely!
Seneca's Incrediberry Bentley was able to tunnel his way out of the snow to make it to show in New York this past weekend (3/7). At the Monticello New York Kennel Club Show he went Winners Dog/Best of Winners for another three point major. Almost done! Thank you again to Kelly Nevin for getting him to the shows and for handling him!
Nice win for my pretty girl Shine! Your momma Kayak sends you a high five! Way to go Shine! The Seneca GSMDs are proud of your successes! Silver GCh. Seneca's Collective Soul "Shine" was highlighted March 8th on Dog Show Results page and is currently featured on AKC Winners
It has been a great week for Gypsy Boots out in Oregon! She earned her CGC on 2/19 and then went on to her 2nd (2/22) and 3rd (2/23) legs along with the new title of Beginner Novice in AKC obedience. Next step now is her CD title so she can earn her Versatility Greater Swiss.
AHBA HEARTS & FLOWERS HERDING TRIAL
WTG Pacific NW Seneca Swissies Gypsy Boots & Cutter.. they spent their weekend at a herding trial working their hearts out! The news on the street is that Gypsy Boots went Combined High In trial AND earned three new titles, including her second Advanced Title -- this time on ducks!! WTG GYPSY BOOTS you are a true working beauty queen! Cutter also gave it his all and earned two new titles! Very excited for you guys! So much practice, preparation, and fitness goes into these trials! Well done.
Big shout out to Trick's boy Roman (Trick x Siren) who has been doing great at the Denver Cluster! Thursday he went RWD to a 5 pt major, Friday he won WD/BOW for a 5pt major and he pulled the same thing off on Sunday! Only a few points away from earning his championship! Congrats to all!
INDY WINTER CLASSIC
The Seneca girls has a great time at the Indy Winter Classic. Shine was BOS three of the four days, Salty went RWB two days to the major and Sloane did a great job in the ring getting some more show experience -- good job girls! Congratulations to all GSMD winners, it was lovely to show with you all! Hope everyone made it home safely and see you next year. Salty and I appreciated all who took the time to say hello and she especially appreciated all the pets. Good Luck to all going to Westminster this year! BIG thank you to Debbie Fields for taking photos on the weekend!
PORTLAND ROSE CITY CLUSTER
Gypsy Boots earned her first leg towards her Beginner Novice obedience title at the Portland Rose City Cluster this past weekend. Keep up the good work. Here is a video from a match the previous week. Thanks to her owner for all your hard work with the training and to Bonnie Huett for handling here. Here's to getting that Companion Dog title this year for her VGS! Mommy Kayak says good job!
TIMBERLAND KENNEL CLUB
Gypsy Boots earned her the first two legs towards her Rally Novice title. On Saturday she scored 90 pts & 2nd place and on Sunday scored 93 and 1st place!
GREATER LAFAYETTE KENNEL CLUB
Congrats to Shine on earning a Working Group 2 at the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club Show. Thank you to Judge Mrs. Nancy Liebes
ELGIN KENNEL CLUB; ST. CHARLES, IL
I had a wonderful time in Illinois at the Elgin Kennel Club show, so many lovely GSMDs and most of all great people! Big congrats to the two new championships earned over the weekend to Amy Neal & Kim Woollard and their girl Rye and to Cathy Scott & Betsy Duke and their boy Cedar!
We were able to enjoy some time exploring the area and visiting with friends, what a fun weekend! Thanks to Debbie Fields for capturing the show with her photo skills.
JULY AHBA HERDING TRIAL
Gypsy Boots and Cutter had a great weekend at an AHBA herding trail in Gig Harbor, WA! Congrats to them for a job well done and to their shepherd, Dave Viklund for all his work with these two!
WESTERN OHIO SUMMER CLUSTER JUNE 26th-28th
The girls and I had a great time breaking in the new minivan on a road trip to Lima for the weekend! Thanks, Mom for coming along to help! QE (Recon x Zippo) and Fin were troopers despite the rainy weather and both had a great time.
Shine sparkled in Lima, OH winning the Working Group!
Thank you to breed and group Judge Clay Coady for giving Silver GCh. Seneca's Collective Soul CGC "Shine" her second Working Group 2 placement at the Cary Kennel Club Show in Raleigh, NC! At the five day cluster Shine went Best of Breed three of the five days along with BOS & SB the other days. I am so proud of her accomplishment! Also, big Congrats to Melissa Jarriel and her boy Hobbs for their breed win and an impressive Owner Handled Best In Show at the cluster. March 18-22, 2015 Photo by Ashbey Photography
March 14-15, 2015 IntComp Seneca's Gypsy Boots NWPD, JHD, HTADIsd, HRDIs, HTDId, HTADIIsd, HTDIId, HTADIIIsd, NDD, CGC, BN "Gypsy Boots" earned four V-1 cards at International All Breed Canine Association, two Reserve Best In Shows (Companion Class) and International Companion title in Ridgefield, WA
GROUP 4 FOR SHINE
Just heard through the grapevine that Shine got a Group 4 win today! Congrats to Shine and her team! The Seneca Swissies are excited for you...they celebrated by enjoying stuffed Kongs in front of the fireplace on their dog beds in your honor. WTG Shine!
Sloane - Congratulations to Sloane on a successful weekend at her first dog show! At the Grayslake shows Sloane went WB/BOW for her first point on Thursday (1/22) and RWB on Sunday (1/25). Keep up the good work!
Thank you Debbie Fields for the photos!
Shine - She has hit the ground running in the start of the new year, she picked another BOB win on Thursday (1/22)! Shine also went BOS on Friday & Saturday and SB on Sunday at the Grayslake shows.
LAKE SHORE WEIGHT PULL
Pippi (Roy x Zippo), attended her first weight pull at the Lake Shore GSMD Club's Winter Weight Pull. Pippi took a couple tries to get the hang of it, but ended up pulling 505 lbs earning 3rd place in the 90-109 weight class. She was very happy with the stuffed toy she won, and loved seeing all her swissy friends. Way to go Pippi, keep up the good work! Thank you Debbie Fields for the wonderful photos!