Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Puyallup News!

Briards were well represented at the Western Washington Cluster held at the fairgrounds in Puyallup, January 16-18,2010.  Six Briards competed in conformation, "Andre" in Rally, and "Tessa" in Open B and Utility B

CH Deja Vu Back Seat Driver, CGC, RA, PT, JHD-s "Nash" presented by Shea Skinner took BOB and Heartsong’s Durango "Ranger" presented by Hannah Spencer took Winners Dog all three days. On Saturday showing to Charles Olvis, Nightwind's  Double Dog Dare Ewe"Dara" took WB/Best of Winners.  On Sunday showing to Doris E. Werdermann, Briaramour's Dazzling Femme Fatale "Gia", presented by Erin Winton, took Winners Bitch and "Ranger' took Best of Winners.  Click this link to view a video of the Best of Breed competition.

Bijou Educated Guess "Griffey" made his debut at the Puyallup shows at just 6 months old. Shown by three different people in three days, owner Tracy Thorliefson was pleased that "Griffey" had such a good time!  The Puyallup shows were also a debut for "Nash" as these were his first shows with his new handler Shea Skinner.
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CH Cachet Deja Vu Andantino RA "Andre" finished his Rally Excellent title with a placement.  CH Bijou All Flash No Cash,  HSc, HSAs, OA, NAJ, RA, UD pleased the crowd with some brilliant moments in the Open and Utility rings.
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An informal meeting of the Pacific Northwest Briard Club was held at Charlie's and attended by board members Gabrielle LaRoche, Sonia Thompson, Kath Williams, Tracy Thorliefson and Carol Worlfram and club members Gail Oneal, Judy Meggit and daughter Chelsea.  There was interest in hosting a meet the breed booth at the Seattle show (although concern that more lead time might be necessary). The group agreed they would like to work toward holding a supported entry at a show that has obedience, conformation and good access in the hope we might entice folks to travel from California.

Polish Briard Helping in Haiti!

A nine-year-old rescue dog of the Polish Urban Search and Rescue is helped down from a UN truck as the team searches for survivors together with the International Search and Rescue team ISAR Germany, in Port-au-Prince. There were eleven dogs on the Polish team, only one of which was a Briard. The Dog is International Ch Broyt z Andaye - "Macho" - vice winner of World Poznan 2006.

Bobby Titles Yet Again!

Bobby (Briard x OES) and Iris were at a big 2 ring Agility trial last weekend. Besides 2 qualifying runs, Bobby also got his Master Jumper title at 9 1/2 yrs of age. It was a very distracting and loud environment and Iris is proud of how well he handled it. Video link of his run to follow.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pacific Northwest Briard Club Dinner

An early dinner and informal meeting of the Pacific Northwest Briard Club

Sunday, January 17 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - following the herding group judging

Charlies Restaurant is located at 113 E Main Puyallup, WA. Phone: 253-845-0588

For more information contact Gabrielle

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Briard in the Northwest!

Submitted by Sally Lewis ~ Austyn (photo at left) is now almost 4 months old. She was born Sept 12th. She comes from Aladax Briards, as does her Uncle Jordan. Her dad is Ivy, who is from Portland, Oregon. He is originally from the Czech Republic. Austyn is such a character - a bundle of enrgy and curiosity! She just loves her Uncle Jordan! Austyn's mom is Jordan's half sister. Jordan will be 2 in April!
Austyn and Jordan (above) - classic briards -doing what they do best - couch potatos!!!!! Jordan is pictured (below) in the back yard and standing at the gate waiting to go run thru the barn to the back pasture where he LOVES to play ball!!! Jordan and Austyn are lucky to have 10 acres in Ferndale WA to romp and play. Rumor has it that sheep could be added tp the mix....