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UPDATE ON DIXIE!
DIXIE IS NOW A VERSATILE CHAMPION! 2013
VC Keystone's Sweet Southern Belle, MH
CONGRATS JIM & DIXIE!
Master Hunting Test. A Master hunting dog must give a finished performance and demonstrate clearly that it deserves to be qualified as such. This is the complete hunting companion that any hunter would be proud to own. It must be under its handler's control at all times, and handle kindly, with an absolute minimum of noise and hacking by the handler. A Master hunting dog must show a keen desire to hunt, must have a bold and attractive manner of running, and must demonstrate not only intelligence in seeking objectives, but also the ability to find game. The dog must hunt for its handler at all times at a range suitable for a handler on foot, and should show or check in front of its handler frequently. It must cover adequate ground but never range out-of-sight for a length of time that would detract from its usefulness as a practical hunting companion. The dog must locate game, must point staunchly, and must be steady to wing and shot on all birds and if it breaks, it cannot receive a Qualifying score. Intelligent use of the wind and terrain in locating game, accurate nose, and intensity on point are essential. Whenever it encounters its bracemate on point, it must honor. A dog that steals its bracemate's point cannot receive a Qualifying score. A Master hunting dog must positively demonstrate its steadiness to wing and shot. All birds that are pointed by the Master dog in a bird field must be shot where safety allows. If gunning is being done on course, all birds pointed on course must be shot where safety allows. Gunning must be done by Official Guns only. A legitimate attempt to retrieve all downed birds must be made. Conditions such as the type of cover, where the birds landed, the terrain, and the condition of the downed bird, sometimes make a retrieve impossible and this should not reflect negatively on the score of the Master dog. All killed birds must be retrieved promptly, tenderly and absolutely to hand. The handler shall not command or signal the dog to retrieve
(Dixie is owned, trained and loved by Jim Norfleet)
(above) Garbonita Indian Rain Dance NA pz 1, CGC, TDI, UT pz III
Tiva earned her TDI! Therapy Dogs International
TRESA VOM SCHLUSSSTEIN
GSP'S ARE TRULY A VERSATILE BREED!
Tresa earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) also on May 2nd! Way to go Tresa!
(above) Sonje vom Schlussstein at 11 months old.
Sonje w/owner Buddy proudly showing off their successful day afield.
7 Chukars were put out. Sonje found 11 Chukars and 2 pheasants. 9 Chukars were taken along with 1 pheasant.
BELOW: CHLOE VOM SCHLUSSTEIN AT ONLY 10 MONTHS OLD RECEIVED HER JUNIOR HUNTER TITLE ON 11/12/11! CONGRATS! WAY TO GO JOHN & CHLOE!
I hope you are doing well and staying cool. Today (July 23, 2011) we took Jacoby to the Hudson Valley Dock Dogs Competition in Millerton, NY. We are very proud and happy to report that he came in 2nd place with a jump of 18'6' in the Big Air competition. The Labrador that beat him posted a 19' jump but was also the 2010 Junior World Champion in Big Air. He also participated in the Speed Retrieve Competition and did very well. We are looking forward to compete with him again in September here in Connecticut. We will be trying hard to get him over the 20 foot mark, but most of all seeing him have a blast jumping in to the pool. He was the one dog who sat there patiently and didn't bark at all the entire day. Everyone was very impressed with his jumping ability especially being under the age of two and being in his first event.
Hope to see you again soon.
Joe and Maggie
Jim pictured with Keystone's Sweet Southern Belle (Dixie)
Dixie working towards her Master Hunter title through AKC. Championship. Awesome job Jim! That's quite an accomplishment for a 3-year old!
Jim tested Dixie for her NAVHDA Utility Title on August 28, 2010 through the Hickory Run Chapter. Dixie tested well and passed with a Prize 1 and total points of 204!
(Dixie is a full sister to Trinka)
This is Dixie (above) at 9 months old. Owned by Jim N. (Virginia) Dixie took NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize 1 and a PERFECT score!!! Dixie is out of Dallas and Rowdy. (2009)
CONGRATULATIONS TO TIVA. SHE EARNED HER NATURAL ABILITY ON AUGUST 29, 2010 THROUGH HUDSON VALLEY NAVHDA. PRIZE 1 SCORE OF 107. SHE GOT A PERFECT 4 IN THE CATEGORIES OF:
USE OF NOSE
DESIRE TO WORK
WATER (3 points)
Josey (below) at 6 months old. Josey is out of Dallas and Kansas).
Hi Marie, I just wanted to send you a couple pictures of Josey in the field. She is doing wonderful. She is retrieving to hand. Wendy and I are very proud parents. Mike the owner of the preserve is very pleased in what he is seeing with her. These are pictures from this past weekend. We put 5 chukars out for her she pointed all 5 birds. Wendy killed 4 of them. Josey brought everything back to hand. She is a good one. Thank you for your time and I will keep you updated on her progress. Doug & Wendy
Millie, took 1st place in a AKC match show.
(Millie is out of Journey and Spike)
Congratulations to Kansas on earning his Therapy Dogs International, Inc. title (TDI) the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title. Kansas has an awesome temperament and as you can see by the photos he loves children!
Congrats Jan and Joel on Keystone's Otto Von Ryans Express on acquiring his Junior Hunter title.
Otto is currently in training to obtain his Senior title! Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to Philip and Molly on earning her Junior Hunter title. Awesome! Philip also trains Molly for agility and obedience.
Peter (above) with Penny. Penny is a litter mate to my Briar. They are out of Journey and Smokey.
Keystone's Sweet Briar's Journey receiving her Junior Hunter title!
Keystone's Lil' Gypsy Doodle (AKC Junior Hunter) (A very tired Marie (w/Elke) after running 3 dogs in one weekend.
All the dogs finished their Junior Hunter titles.
AKC Keystone's Deluxe Edition, JH Dallas finished her title in 2005.
Tracker was the model dog for the above pewter pin by George Harris. Tracker (above) in 1989.
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