Gambler J Stancer AKC Master Hunter

USJ HR U-CH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner MH CGCA THDN

(HRCH Sand Spring Norm Of Caroway MH     x      UH HRCH Hope Spring Dowry MHR***)

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I don’t even know where to start…..This weekend has been such a fabulous weekend. It all started when my sister in law and I  picked my friend up from the airport after a long flight over the pond from England to supper with another Chessie pal to watching Gambler J Stancer receive his AKC Master Hunter title.

Jacky, The Criminals and I

Jacky, The Criminals and I

Jacky came over to pick out her puppy from the Glory and Bear breeding that she will be taking across the pond with her. While here she wanted to see an American hunt test so I was able to get Gambler entered into the Manitowoc County Kennel Club AKC Master Hunter test. Gambler only needed one more pass for his MH title so we were hoping he would pull it off while Jacky was here.

The hunt test started on Saturday, we took The Criminals with us to hang out, get some socialization and to have one of them win Jacky over.

The gallery hating on The Criminals.

The gallery hating on The Criminals.

The Criminals got many pets, watched many birds go down and heard much gun shots. By the second series the pups could pick out the marks before the gun went off. It was so neat to watch them. Blue was so attentive that she sat there and would swing her head each time the gun went off and saw each bird go down. After watching it a few times she then would swing her head to the third bird before the gun went off. It was such a cool site. They were so well behaved. They hardly made a peep and were such troopers hanging out for a day and a half.

Once John started running Gambler in his Master tests last year after I gave up on him because he was walking all over me I didn’t go and watch because if I did he would leave the test while he was running to come find me in the gallery so I just stayed home. This weekend was the first Master test I saw him complete.

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Gambler respects John and even know I did most of his training from 8 weeks on with the guidance from John and my Wednesday/Friday training pals he runs better for John. I had no problem with this as I get nervous being in front of people and I know I am the one that taught him what he knows. His Master accomplishments were a combined effort between John and I. It was a long road driven and I’m still in shock that it is over! I didn’t think this day would ever come. I knew he had the talent to pull it off he just needed to grow up enough to make it happen. Gambler is my first dog that I got to the Master Hunter level and I couldn’t be more proud to say he is amateur  trained and handled. He is following in his father Norman’s paw prints by becoming a Master Hunter and done earlier than Norman did it.

A great moment in time.

A great moment in time.

Huge thanks to the judges Jason Johnson and Leda Blom who put on a straight forward test. The travel time, the time away from home was worth the ribbon and title Gambler got at the end of the weekend. Thanks to Manitowoc Kennel Club for hosting this test.

Gamblers Master Hunter pass

Gamblers Master Hunter pass


Gamblers Master Hunter passes for his title.

Gamblers Master Hunter passes for his title.

Gambler has one pass left for his UKC Finished title, we will be working towards that in June and then the white coats come out to try his paw at some AKC field trials. John said “aren’t you sad that this is over” and I said “the fun is just beginning”.

Gamblers titles: 

In front of name is UKC titles, in back of name is AKC titles.

USJ- United Senior Jumper

HR- Hunting Retriever

U-CH- Conformation 

MH- Master Hunter

CGCA- Canine Good Citizen

THDN- Therapy Dog Novice

A new adventure is right around the corner.

Stop back on Wednesday to find out which of The Criminals is going across the pond. I am so blessed to have had my far away friend here for this huge accomplishment in my book!

 

Dirty Dog And Dirty Cat earthbath To The Rescue

Dirty dog and dirty cat let earthbath tackle your pets grooming needs. earthbath is totally natural pet care.

Preacher needed a bath after getting into the muddy ditch on our property. She had an upcoming show so she needed to be squeeky clean.

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Muddy Preacher

Living out on the farm Preacher has access to the pond, to the ditch and to many other dirty areas.

Mango Tango tackling mud

Bath time with earthbath Mango Tango 2 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo

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Mango Tango tackling mud

Mango Tango 2 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo to the rescue. The shampoo is clear and you don’t need much to make a lather and bathe. The puppy decided she needed a bath too with this fresh mango smelling shampoo. The shampoo rinsed off really well with no residue.

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Preacher cleaned up really well and smells good too.

Time for the dog show.

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Preacher and sister Josey set up for the dog show.

When you need a touch up or a fluff up grab the earthbath Grooming Foam.

From website: earthbath hypo allergenic grooming foam is fragrance free.

earthbath specially formulated this Waterless Hypo-Allergenic Grooming Foam for Dogs to help you groom your dog without the hassles inherent to traditional water-based bathing. This rub on, towel off formula makes grooming a cinch and will leave your finely furred friend looking and smelling better than ever before. Gentle cleansers wisk away dander, dirt and residual saliva, helping resolve human/dog allergies and leaving the coat with a plush, show-quality shine. Helps control shedding too. Safe for all dogs over 6 weeks.

Small amount goes a long ways

Small amount goes a long ways

I used the foam on both girls, I rubbed it into their fur and let it dry. I didn’t even need to wash my hand afterwards, no sticky feeling, no smell it is great if don’t have time to give a full bath.

Two great products to add to your grooming routine.

MK even got to try out one of earthbath’s products. She is a indoor/outdoor cat so she can get into some dirty situations.

Rolling in the grass with the puppy.

Rolling in the grass with the puppy.

Jumping in and out of the dirty dog box

Jumping in and out of the dirty dog box

Cat's don't like baths so the wipes are the perfect solution

Cat’s don’t like baths so the wipes are the perfect solution

From website: Green Tea Leaf

Use earthbath Grooming Wipes with Green Tea Leaf Extract to safely and easily wipe away dirt and odor between baths. Handily clean pets’ dirty paws and undercoat – dirty bottoms, too! Remove dander, drool, discharge and cling-ons from playing in the unknown. Mild cleansers freshen and deodorize as the anti-oxidant properties of green tea leaf extract protect from environmental damage. Hawaiian Awapuhi conditions coat and imparts a healthy shine while aloe vera and vitamin E moisturize coat and skin. Do not flush wipes. Store in a cool, dry place.

Dirty cat

Dirty cat

MK had no problems with the wipes or the smell, very crisp clean smell.

MK had no problems with the wipes or the smell, very crisp clean smell.

MK gives the wipes 4 paws up

MK gives the wipes 4 paws up

Wipes are easy to use, smell good and handy for cleaning up a dirty cat.

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Who Is Going Across The Pond?

Which one of these lovelies will be going across the pond next Wednesday?

The Criminals

The Criminals

Will Jacky pick Not Guilty or Guilty?

Will Jacky pick Not Guilty or Guilty?

Not Guilty (Blue)

Not Guilty (Blue)

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Guilty (White)

Guilty (White)

Guilty

Guilty


Jacky will be here tomorrow, she may know tomorrow night which one she will be picking or she may wait until after the weekend when she knows their personalities better to pick hers. I will post the pick up as soon as I know. I know which one I would like to keep as part of the Sand Spring gang. 

Do you have a favorite? 

National Therapy Animal Day

Second Annual National Therapy Animal Day was created to honor and support the registered therapy animal teams that provide comfort and healing to people in need. Gambler, Glory and I are registered pet therapy teams. We work under the guidance of Alliance Of Therapy Dogs.

We love what we do and wish we could do more therapy with the peeps.

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Thank you to all the pet therapy teams out there.

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Outward Hound Doggy Blocks #Chewyinfluencer

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Ding Dong Chewy.com #ChewyInfluencer calling.

This month’s review is brought to you by the criminals. Glory and Bear’s puppies got a special delivery from Chewy.com, Guilty and Not Guilty want to tell you about the Outward Hound Doggy Blocks Spiner Puzzle Dog Toy.

Looky looky what do we have here?

Looky looky what do we have here?

Outward Hound Doggy Blocks.

Outward Hound Doggy Blocks.

Easy to fill with treats or their dog food.

Easy to fill with treats or their dog food.

Product Description

Doggy Blocks rocks! This puzzle contains four square treat chambers, accessible by removing the cups covering each compartment. Once all four cups have been removed, your pup must learn to rotate the top section of the toy in order to expose more treats! Several scent holes trigger your dog’s natural curiosity. Every dog’s a winner with Doggy Blocks! Bring out the genius in your dog with this interactive, treat-seeking puzzle and exercise toy.

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It took the criminals a bit to figure out how to get the treats out.

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Learning you have to spin to get more treats.

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Oh look more goodies!

Key Benefits

  • Interactive, treat-seeking doggy fun
  • Keeps your pup playing longer
  • 4 treat-hiding cups
  • 8 treat chambers
  • Adjustable difficulty knob on bottom
  • Made with durable food-safe plastic
  • BPA, PVC, & phthalate free
The blocks are good for some plain ole fun.

The blocks are good for some plain ole fun.

I was worried that this toy was going to end up in two pieces after the two criminals had their way with it trying to get the food out of it. It held up great, they didn’t bust any parts off of it at all. They were trying to grab the top piece that spun to try and get the food out. They were stepping on it trying to lift off the top piece, with all that the toy was still connected. The blocks added as an additional toy. They give this toy 4 paws up.

The outward Hound Doggy Blocks is on sale right now for $11.95

Why Chewy.com?

Because: Chewy.com has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at Chewy.com is ready to listen.

Chewy.com lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, Chewy.com delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that. Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of Chewy.com is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

Chewy.com 200 SW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 1-800-67-CHEWY

What’s new at Chewy.com? They now have autoship.

I was given one Outward Hound Puzzle in exchange for a honest review.

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We would like to thank out hosts Sugar The Golden Retriever and Oz The Terrier for this Chewy Hop.

Eastwood Sisters Rock The UKC Dog Show

This past weekend the Eastwood sisters were entered in the Dodge County Canine Club UKC (United Kennel Club) dog show. There were 2 conformation shows each day that they were entered in, Two Rally trials that Josey was entered in and on Sunday the SPOT (Socialized Pet Obedience Test) which would be the equivalent to the AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test.

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Saturday’s show I was out of town so Tom’s wife Irene handled Preacher while Tom handled Josey in the conformation shows. There were two shows and Josey took first in her class and best of breed out of the Chesapeake’s entered. Preacher took first in her class and then took reserve to the best of breed. Josey went on to participate in Rally 1 Novice where she took forth place with at score of 93. She needed one more leg for her RO1 title and she got it. This club offered Total Dog also, what that is if you get a leg in a performance event as well as a conformation win you become a Total Dog. Josey got her Total Dog status and pin.

Sunday’s shows the judges picked Preacher for the best of breed winner. Each dog won their classes. Each dog with their wins from the weekend became UKC Show Champions. In order to become a show champion you must acquire 100 points and 3 competition wins under 3 different judges. The girls also participated in the SPOT (Socialized Pet Obedience Test) where they both passed and became titles in SPOT.

To do the SPOT test you and your dog must demonstrate and pass each test.

 

  1. Walking on a loose leash through a designated pattern
  2. Leave it
  3. Doorway Manners
  4. Loading and Unloading
  5. Moving Dog Distraction
  6. Manners with Distraction
  7. Greeting an Approaching Stranger
  8. Grooming Exam
  9. Sit and Down on Command
  10. Stay in Place and Come on Command

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Preacher

SPOT U-CH Sand Spring Pale Rider

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Josey

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This definitely was a proud breeders moment. It’s a breeders dream to have their puppies grow up and do what they were bred for. Performing in performance events and handling in conformation to show that the breed is structurally sound is defiantly bettering the breed of Chesapeake’s. I can’t thank Tom and Irene enough for doing what they are doing with Josey and promoting Sand Spring while doing it. It cost a lot of money, time and training to get a dog to titles. So Thank You!

Happy 5th Birthday Gambler

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Can you believe it’s been 5 years already? 5 years of Gambler, Giblet, Geebes, Gieblier and of course the Gman.

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Gambler says he is now a responsible young man. He’s middle age now so isn’t that when men become responsible?? He’s got children now so his wild days are over………PicMonkey Collage Let the party begin!PicMonkey Collage1 How long is Gambler’s tongue? This long!PicMonkey Collage3 The puppies enjoying their first Birthday party. IMG_9468

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Yes Nellie the party is over, you will need to wait for July to come so you can celebrate Preacher’s Birthday.

Happy 5th Birthday Gman, I hope you have many many more.

Thank you Easy, Gamblers partner in crime for the nice Birthday card. 

A Bushel Of Chessies

IMG_9301IMG_9290 IMG_9298  IMG_9357 IMG_9358This bushel basket I found in my late Grandma’s attic, I just had to have it for the memory of her that I will have when I see it and of course for all the photo ops with the  puppies that I will have in the future.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook you know that I have been calling the puppies The Criminals, one is Guilty and the other is Not Guilty. My niece shared this funny with me, it cracks me up so much I just had to share it here.

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Here are some recent photos I took of Preacher who is now 10 months old.

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Sand Spring Outlaw CGC RATN

Proud to announce a new title in the Sand Spring lines. “Josey” owned by Tom and Irene received her Barn Hunt Rat Novice title last weekend. Congrats to a job well done. Josey is out of my Glory and Thunder of 2browndawgs, she is 10 months old.

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And now the winners of my VetIQ Minties and Skin & Coat giveaway……

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Congrats to the winners, thank you all for your entries.

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Wags And Waves For Forrest

Today we are paying tribute to our dear blogville pal Forrest who passed over the rainbow bridge. You can pop over and read some of Forrest’s stories here and say Hi and sent some love to Bev and Phil who are missing their furry one.

Here is my tribute photo, it is of my angel Norman wagging his tail in the lake. The lake was one of his favorite places to be. Hope Norman is wagging his tail right by your side Forrest and showing you the ropes over the rainbow bridge.

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CREATION

When God made the Earth and sky, the flowers and the trees,

He then made all the animals, and all the birds & bees.

And when his work was finished, not one was quite the same,

He said, “I’ll walk this earth of mine, and give each one a name.”

And so he traveled land & sea, and everywhere he went,

A little creature followed him, until its strength was spent.

When all were named upon the earth, and in the sky & sea,

The little creature said, “Dear Lord, there’s not one left for me.”

The father sniffed and softly said, “I’ve left you till the end,

I’ve turned my own name back to front, and called you Dog,

My friend”.

Pam and Sammy's Forrest badge.

I would like to thank Gentlestitches and One Spoiled Cat for setting up this tribute day. Today is also One Spoiled Cat 5th year in blogville, if you pop on over and leave a comment on their blog $1.00 for every comment will be donated to their local shelter to help the animals in need.

Hugs to all the furry ones, they may leave us to soon but they are always with us!