Hall of Champions! Below is a sample of a few of the accomplished Smartwork retrievers in several venues around the world.
Field Trial Champions
Retrieving Trial CH Featherhunt Justlikegabby
Above is RtCh Featherhunt Just Like Gabby "Gabby" owned & trained by Peter Betteridge. Australia
FC-AFC Teal Creek Patton's Saber is one of the first dogs you will see on the Champions page. SABER is one of the top field trial dogs in the country. This year he was a finalist in the Amateur National Championship, won three Open All age Stakes and won an Amateur All Age Stake. At one field trial he won both the Open & Amateur stakes making him a member of the elite "Double Header Club". Saber has qualified for 5 Nationals! He had 22 Derby points as a two year old and became an Amateur Champion at the age of three.
2003 Nat RT Ch Terraway Sargeant Major (Australian National Retrieving Trial Champion) Graeme Parkinson (NSW)
AFC Bart's Pequeno Negro – “Cosmo” owner/handler Phil Carson
Nodaway Valley’s Stan the Man MH-HRCK-QAA
Above is RtCh Truclass Bossco "Bossco" *** Update on Bossco & Peter! This great team just came in 4th in the 2011 National Retrieving Trial Championship in Australia! Cheers all around!!! owned & trained by Peter Betteridge. Boss just won a Double Header & titled as a Retrieving Trial Champion; the first all American bred Labrador to title in Australia, and to win a Double Header! Congratulations, Peter & Boss! Australia
Nodaway Valley’s Stan the Man MH-HRCH-QAA Placed in two out of three derbies in Georgia while on winter trip. Earned AKC MASTER HUNTER TITLE at 25 months old. Earned QAA at 26 months old at first attempt after his MH title. Earned UKC HRCH TITLE at 29 months old.
Owned, trained & handled by Dick Weis "Just a quick note in praise of the SMARTWORK training system. My yellow lab Stan was trained totally by me, a first time dog trainer, using only your books and DVD’s."
Cedar springs the CEO MH “Chief” owner/trainer Jake Neipert
UH HRCH GMH GoldnGuns Dynamite Diva QFTR *** MH WCX earns an Open 2nd, a 3RD and three 3 cm's in 7 Open Stakes. Anne Everett
UH HRCH GMH Doublegold Spitfire ** MH WCX GRCA OD, earns a Qual placements...Anne Everett
UH HRCH Heads Up Running Man QFTR *** MH WCX QUAL placements, Open JAM Anne Everett
Topform's B-2 Spirit MH"Jet" Owned, trained & handled by Sean Hale
Breakwater Salutes USS Maddox SH (Kaie) Owned & trained by Paul Gilmore
HR Gotta Ticket To Ride 'Trip' JH Owner/handler Chris W. Isbell
Zoe Kiana McWhirt SH "Zoe" Glenna Jacobs owner/trainer
Kresland's Lakota JH "Koty" owned/trained/handled by Sharon Pagel
Father and son earn titles!
HR Rocco’s Explorer CDX MH WCX (Rex) at left with owner/trainer/handler Hope Roberts, and SHR Brentwood Gem’s One Too Many MH WCX (Caesar) *** Update & Kudos for Hope & Ceasar! He is now SHR Brentwood Gem’s One Too Many MH WCX Ceasar made his MH in straight scores handled and trained exclussively by his owner, Hope Roberts. Cheers!!!
Her AKC registered name is "Carly" SH and she is 100% owned, handled & trained by me using the Smartwork materials.
HR Sauk River Friar Tucker YLM is owned, trained and handled by his owner, Nami Erickson. She and her husband Dwight ("Doc") train and handle their own dogs entirely via the Smartwork system, and continue to do excellent work! Recently at Twin Bridges MT for the innagural HRC Hunt, hosted by the Missouri Headwaters Gun Dog Club, Tucker was the youngest dog to run, the youngest dog to pass, the youngest dog to title and the only dog to line the water blinds on either day ------------ All of this at the ripe old age of 1 year, 2 weeks and 3 days of age!
HR C'hoco Candy Roux 'Coco' Owner/Handler/Trainer: Chris W. Isbell (aka: George C. Tull) Arab, AL
HRCH Luke Tooka Lotto Ticket "Tooka" owned & trained by Rick Wiley
NAHRA Hunt Test Titles
Nami, Me, Doc, Casey
Ribbon display for Casey & Tucker
MHR WR SR Black Forest Casey In NAHRA: MHR = Master Hunting Retriever, WR = Working Retriever, SR = Started Retriever. Also Qualified in the 2002 NAHRA N.W. Regional Invitational and the 2006, 2007 Master Invitational (the RAW). 3rd Place in the 2007 Washington State Bird Dog Challenge Qualifications in HRC Seasoned, HRC Finished and HRC Upland And Qualification in AKC Senior & Master owner/trainer Dwight "Doc" Erickson - Washington, USA
Above is Doc & Nami's younger dog, Tucker, pictured with the ribbons of both Casey & Tucker. All training and handling of these two dogs is by the owners...in between lots of hunting of course!
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