Beaglers from Niagara Beagle Club are great folks, and they are like family to many dachshund field trialers. I always look forward to this particular weekend!
This time I did not take many pictures as I judged in the morning and then ran my own dogs in the afternoon in the field champion stake. So instead of a thorough and long report, these are just some highlights from the weekend.
First, congratulations should go to Beth and Gentian Shero on finishing Mae Von Munterkeit, who now is an AKC Field Champion. We wrote about Mae here many times as she is a Deer Search dachshund whose dam is Jessie von Moosbach-Zuzelek "Sabrina". Mae was bred by Dale Clifford from Hamburg, NY, and is used for blood tracking and rabbit hunting. Actually Dale and his partner Janice dropped by on Saturday and it was nice to see them. Mae placed second on Saturday and first on Sunday in the Open Bitch stake. Her sister Mariel was NBQ on the first day of trials.
|Beth Shero with FC Mae vom Munterkeit|
|Sarah Stokoe Burr with Bentley|
|Bnetley, our Paika's brother, has a very correct wirehaired coat and nice proportions.|
Our FC Joeri vom Nonnenschlag placed 2nd in a stake of 28 field champions on Saturday. The first place went to Odie, a mini long handled by Pete Mercier from Long Island. Odie did very well on Sunday too and placed 4th.
|Pete Mercier with Odie (FC Rosie's Odie on the Run)|
|John Merriman with Carmen (DC Siddachs Carmen)|
|Willette is releasing Quilla on the scent line left by a cottontail rabbit.|
|Willette Brown with Quilla and Sherry Ruggieri with Auggie|
|Auggie held by Phil Ruggieri is getting ready for his run|