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Friday, November 7, 2008

The Buckeye Invitational Trial Winner

FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek "Auggie"
Second year in a row

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Sherry Ruggieri and her Auggie (FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek) who today won the 5th Buckeye Dachshund Club Invitational Trial held in Dundee, Ohio. Auggie was also the Winner of the trial last year. It is an amazing achievement!

The format of this trial is different from a "regular" AKC trial. Twenty best field trial dachshunds from a previous year are invited to compete in this annual event. They are braced for the 1st and 2nd series. Each brace is judged by two judges who determine which dog loses and which one wins a given brace. After the 2nd series, dogs with two losses are eliminated from the further competition, and remaining dogs get braced again. This process goes on until in the end there is only one brace and the dog winning that brace gets the title of Winner of the Buckeye Dachshund Club Invitational Trial.

The four judges were: William Dyer, Mary Powell, Robert Schwalbe and Scott Woodall.

In 2006 Larry Gohlke's Lolly (FC Ulrika von Moosbach-Zuzelek) won the trial, and the first Invitational, in 2004, was won by Auggie's sire FC Alfi von der Hardt-Hoehe. Auggie's dam, FC Elli v Moosbach-Zuzelek was invited this year too as she was ranked number 3 in the country, but she had to stay home due to her severe false pregnancy and my bad cold.

We'll post pictures of Auggie and Sherry when they become available.

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