Danno's first litter arrived safe and sound! Danno was bred to Truly of Grapevine Goldens in Indiana. What an honour to be a part of Jamie Cropp Bell's breeding program!
We had a ton of fun at the Golden Retriever Club of Canada National. Danno just wasn't the judges' type in the show ring but I took the opportunity to have Danno's photo taken with Janine (my favourite show photographer) and the GRCC trophies he has won over the last 2 years. Both Danno and Toule also joined in the fun at the Parade of Titleholders.
December, 2017 RALLY EXCELLENT! We were done in a weekend with scores of 97, 97 and 98. If only you wouldn't hop and jump and be silly on those pivot lefts and 270 lefts!
September 30, 2017 After being in the ring as a Special for only 5 shows, Danno is a Grand Champion! It was very special that Mark Houston McMillan gave us our first GCh points, and was also the judge that gave us our last points to finish. We went into the weekend needing 6 points and came home with 10. He sure wasn't very relaxed for his photo but gave us his sweet smile once he was sitting.
July 21, 2017 At the Golden Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty, Danno was awarded the Best Gun Dog trophy by well respected Judge Col. Jonathan Chase. What a thrill!
December 3, 2016 What a way to end the year! Today we finished our Rally Advanced title with a score of 100 and a High in Class. I could't be happier with my boy Dan! He is so much fun to train with, and always willing to try something new.
October 16, 2016
Danno is on a roll and I am over the moon! This weekend he earned his CDX title with 3/3 passes and 2 High in Class ribbons. He is the first dog that I have trained to this level and it's so much fun to reach that goal. Now, on to Utility. I know Danno is ready, but me??? See that toy? That'll be the look on my face the first time I'm in the Utility ring :-) We're not in a rush. . . we've got lots of time to learn the skills we need as a team and we'll have a blast along the way!
October 8, 2016 GRCC Versatility Awards Hi Jill: On behalf of the Golden Retriever Club of Canada I would like to congratulate you for winning the Gibson Memorial and the J. P. Crawley Memorial Trophies. This is an achievement for which I am sure you are extremely proud.
Those were the opening words of an email that I read and reread to be sure it was true. Indeed it was true and I was (and always will be) bursting with pride for my boy! It would be a dream come true to win one of the annual awards in a year, but two? Wow. I have to be one of the luckiest Golden owners there is. To be perfectly honest, this means more to me than if we had won a Best in Show. These awards bring to life my vision of what every Golden Retriever should be. Versatile! The keeper trophies are gorgeous and I will always treasure them. Here is a link to the GRCC website page that outlines criteria for the two annual versatility trophies Click HERE
October 1, 2016
Brace Draft Dogs!
On October 1, 2016 the boys earned their Brace Draft Dog titles! Couldn't be prouder of them. Lots of nice comments from the judges on the score sheets. They look pretty pleased with themselves :-)
August 27th & 28th, 2016 Saskatoon Kennel & Obedience Club
On Saturday Danno earned his first Rally Advanced leg with a score of 96/100. After that I was wishing I had entered more than one trial!
Then on Sunday under judge Mark Houston-McMillan we took Best of Opposite Sex for our first 3 Grand Champion points. We were in the ring with some very accomplished male specials and I was thrilled! I had already changed out of my show clothes but decided to get a photo. It was the end of the day, the last day, and I was nervous as anything being that they took my pic in between the BIS dog and the BPIS. Sheesh. . . I even forgot to hold up his tail. Next time!
July 8, 2016 AKC Junior Hunt title
Danno passed 4 for 4 Junior tests! Two at the Mount Rushmore Retriever Club trial and 2 at the Minot Retriever Club the following weekend.
April 8, 2016 DANNO IS A CHAMPION!
Best of Winners in Winnipeg, Manitoba! We went to the show needing 2 points to finish off his Championship and we got those our first day there! What a great feeling to finish off our title. We moved up to Specials for the rest of the show. So very proud of this boy!
April 2, 2016
Danno and True (his friend the Airedale Terrier) needed one more leg to complete their CARO Rally Team (Novice) title. The boys had received High in Class ribbons on their first two legs and pulled it off again today when they passed their final leg. Good boys!
Found the glove!
September, 2015 We passed our Tracking Dog test! It was Danno's job to lead me, and follow the scent of footsteps through an alfalfa field for over 400m with 4 turns and find a glove dropped at the end (30 minutes after the tracklayer walked the track and dropped the glove). He pulled it off in 6 minutes! He is so much fun to train with. He was only introduced to tracking at the beginning of August!
July, 2015 Minot, ND First AKC Junior Hunt pass. Sure wish there were more AKC tests closer to home!
July 2015 The weekend before our AKC test, Danno obtained his Started Hunt Retriever title after passing 2 for 2 at the Duck Factory HRC Club in Bismarck, ND.