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New FC!!!

Post by jetto » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:58 am

BIG BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN & HER BOY BRITT HAVEN'S BLAZE OF GLORY NOW "FC" BLAZE!!! YAY!!! WAY TO GO KAREN, BLAZE, JOHN & JOANN AND TRAINER PETE!

I'll let Karen fill in the details!! What a way to head into the National GD Championship with a new FC!!! I know how special that first title is and for it to be an FC has to be especially thrilling for Karen! Kristi & gang at Sharp Dressed Dogs

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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Elroy's Bandit » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:19 am

Congratulations on finishing Blaze!! :D
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Kiki's Mom » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:42 am

Congratulations.

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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Karen » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:32 am

Thank you!

Blaze won the OGD stake at Susquehanna Brittany Club's trial this weekend (29 starters I believe) to finish his FC. Because this was the last weekend to qualify for our national gun dog championships, the trial was like the who's who of the eastern and east central regions. Met LOTS of new people, ran against a couple of the top ranked Brittany gun dogs in the country, competed against lots of dogs we'd never seen before, and I have to say the host club was just wonderful.

Having NEVER run a single puppy or derby stake, Blaze finished in 15 trials, all amateur handled (well...only 9 of those trials were with the consent of his trainer, Pete DeAngelis). Blaze just recently turned 4 yrs old, is show pointed including a major, and OFA-good (anyone looking for a nice dual quality stud? :D :D ). He will be returning to the show ring after field trial season to work on his bench championship.

On a side note, friends lost their young dog in the 13th brace (of 15 braces), and everyone...and I do mean everyone from the kitchen volunteers to the FT Chairman, went above and beyond to find that dog. She was recovered beat up and scared but safe and sound, thank goodness. It would have been impossible to celebrate Blaze's victory if Brandy wasn't safe and sound in her crate next to him.

Cudos go out to Bobby and Barb Youngs, Dennis, Marilyn and everyone else who helped find Brandy.
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by ezzy333 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:08 pm

Congrats on the win and title. Get him finished on the bench now.

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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Kiki's Mom » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:05 pm

28 starters total as there were 2 scratched. Glad to hear that Brandy was recovered.

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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Elroy's Bandit » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:11 pm

You hate to hear when a dog goes missing. Glad to hear she is safe & sound :D
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by snips » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:39 pm

Huge Congrats!!!
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Karen » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:23 am

Thank you everyone! Still smiling here!

Helen, my brace sheet has 16 braces (Tessa was a bye in the 16th)....so 31 original starters. Tessa and Sadie were both scratched....so 29? Not that it matters....if it was 28 starters, it was still a 5 point major and he only needed 3 singles. Guess I'll have to wait for AKC to post the results to know for sure.
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Crystal kennels » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:20 am

WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO Karen! Way to go!!!!!!! Very, very nice! You must be on cloud 9................ :D


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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Karen » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:45 am

Thanks Judy! I couldn't be more thrilled!! Are you coming down for any of the NJ Brittany trials or Anthracite again? Would love to formally meet this time if you are.
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Crystal kennels » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:21 pm

Karen,

Yep coming down for the Anthracite walking trial. I am running my Josh dog and his Mom Indy who is 11! She runs like she's 2.......... :D

Miles will be running again....... let's get together!


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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Karen » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:25 pm

I don't know if I'll be back from our gun dog nationals for Anthracite's walking trial....depends how many entries they get. I'll definitely be at their trial in November though.
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Re: New FC!!!

Post by Crystal kennels » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:42 pm

I'll be there also more than likely Karen.........


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Re: New FC!!!

Post by sambuca » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:18 pm

Way to go Blaze!

Karen, you have been so helpful and encouraging to us as newbie's to the sport. You and Blaze both deserve the title of "Champion". Go get 'em in the show ring!!!

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Re: New FC!!!

Post by tmoneysju » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:20 am

Congrats Karen, that is very cool!

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