December 31, 2008 - Atlas finished as the United Kennel Club #2 German Shepherd for 2008 and the #1 White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Dog for 2008 and the #1 White German Shepherd Dog Club International Dog for 2008. Vegas finished as the #4 White German Shepherd Dog Club of America Dog for 2008.
December 27-28, 2008 - We did a NADAC trial - Vegas qualified in Novice Jumper and Novice Tunnelers. Mira qualified in Open Tunnelers to finish her first open NADAC title - TN-O. Mira also got two qualifying scores in novice standard.
December 6-7, 2008 - Vegas participated in her first real agility trial and qualified in Regular Level 1 (first place), Snooker Level 1 (with Elaine, second place) and WildCard Level 1 (second place). Mira also qualified in Colors Level 3, Wildcard Level 3, FullHouse Level 4, Snooker Level 3 and Jackpot Level 3!!!
November 6-7, 2008 - We traveled to the German Shepherd Nationals in Beaumont, TX. Mira did great with 3 Qs - a second place in Novice Standard Preferred Agility and a Q in Excellent B and in Advanced B rally. This is her first leg to her NAP title and the first leg to her RAE2 title. Atlas was our superstar with a third place in Advanced A rally for his first RA leg and first place in Noivce A Obedience for his first CD leg!!!!
October 25-26, 2008 - We traveled to Davenport, IA for UKC Shows. Anubis was Champion of Champions in show 1 to finish his UKC Grand Championship!!!! In show 4, he was Champion of Champions, Best of Breed, and Group III. Nadia was Champion of Champions in show two and reserve once. She now has two wins towards her grand. Vegas took three reserves in the champion class and one Champion win for her second towards her grand. Atlas was Best of Breed in both shows Saturday and Group II in the second show.
October 3-5, 2008 - We traveled to a UKC show weekend in Peoria, IL. Anubis picked up three wins towards his grand championship as well as his first Best of Breed and a Group IV. Nadia got one win towards her grand championship. Atlas took four Best of Breeds, a Group III, Group II and two Group Is. In the first show, he also won Best in Multi-Breed Show! He was handled for Best in Show by Elaine! Way to go!!!
September 26-28, 2008 - At the WGSDCA 2008 National Specialty Weekend in Burnsville, MN Atlas was named the WGSDCA's 2008 Performance Dog of the Year and was also High Scoring WGSD in Novice A Obedience. In conformation he won Best of Breed in regional specialty #2 and Grand Victor, Select 1 and Best Opposite Sex in the National. He also won Best Stud Dog. Vegas was Best Opposite Sex in Friday's show and Best of Breed on Saturday. At the national was Select 2 Bitch.Nadia earned her Canine Good Citizen certificate and her Therapy Dogs International certification. In the National Show, she was Winners Bitch and Select 4 Bitch.
Anubis was Best Stock Dog Champion on Friday and the second show on Saturday. Mira won Best Altered Champion as well as National Best of Breed Altered.
September 20-21, 2008 - At UKC in Minneapolis, MN shows Atlas won one Best of Breed and Group II.
September 6-7, 2008 - We had UKC shows this weekend in Minneapolis, MN. Nadia and Vegas each won a reserve in the champions class. Atlas won Best of Breed in two shows! He went on to Group II and Group I / Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show.
July 19, 2008 - Atlas and Anubis took the German Shepherd Dog Club of America temperament test and both passed to earn their TC!
July 12, 2008 - Mira qualified in two regular runs (level 3) in CPE and finished her CL3-R title. She also qualified in level 4 jumpers!
July 5-6, 2008 - We took a trip to IL and caught a UKC conformation show in Schiller Park, IL as well. Atlas won Best of Breed in 3 of 4 shows and also a Group II and Group III from a large herding group. Anubis took a reserve in the champions class and also won the champions class for his first win towards his grand championship. Vegas took two reserves in the champions class. Nadia took Best Female all four shows and Best of Winners in three to finish her UKC Championship!
June 20-22, 2008 - We attended the White German Shepherd Dog Club International National Specialty Weekend in Tulsa, OK. Vegas won the open bitch class in two shows, but didn't do anything beyond that. Atlas won the open dog class all four shows and was Reserve Winners Dog in show 3. In the National Specialty on Sunday, Atlas was Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best of Breed, Select 1 and Grand Victor!!! We're so proud of him!
June 7-8, 2008 - Atlas is a TOTAL DOG! On Saturday he won the grand champions class, but Sunday was his day to shine. He started off the morning by earning his UKC Family Obedience title. Then in conformation he won the grand champions class to earn the total dog award. He didn't stop there - he went on to win Best of Breed / Group I / Best in Multi-Breed Show!
June 1, 2008 - Atlas competed in the WGSDCA Summer Shows and won Best Opposite Sex and Best of Breed. Anubis also won Best Stock Dog Champion for his second win towards his Master Stock Dog Championship!
May 26, 2008 - Nadia officially becomes our dog on a co-ownership with Eclipse Kennels.
May 24, 2008 - Mira competed in a NADAC agility trial and qualified with a first place in Novice Weavers! This eaarned her WV-N (Novice Weavers) title as well as her Novice Versatility award!!!
May 17, 2008 - Mira competed in a NADAC agility trial. She qualified in novice hoopers with a second place and novice jumpers with a second place. Her jumpers run finished her S-NJC (Superior Novice Jumpers) title!!!
May 10, 2008 - Mira competed in a CPE agility trial and qualified in two runs and finished her CL2-S title!!
April 19-20, 2008 - Mira and Atlas competed in a CPE agility trial in IL. Mira qualified in five runs and finished her CL2-H title!! Atlas did great but did not qualify.
April 12-13, 2008 - Atlas competed in an APDT Rally trial in IL. He qualified all four tries in Level 1 B and twice in Level 2 A with a third and a second place!
April 6, 2008 - Mira competed in a CPE agility trial and qualified in Standard Level 3, FullHouse Level 3 and Wilcard Level 3. She finished her CL3-F title!!
April 5, 2008 - Vegas took Best Opposite Sex at WGSDCA Shows in Eveleth, MN. Anubis took a Best Stock Dog Champion win and Atlas took a Best of Breed!
March 29-30, 2008 - At UKC shows in Minneapolis, MN Atlas won the grand champion class twice and also a Best of Breed and Group I. Anubis won a resevre in the champions class.
March 14-16, 2008 - Atlas competed in UKC shows in Racine, WI. He had some awesome competition, and he was best grand champion in all five shows. On Sunday, March 16, 2008, Atlas was awarded Best of Breed and Group II for his 100th career Best of Breed!!
March 12, 2008 - Atlas is awarded his WGSDCA Register of Merit (WROM).
March 8-9, 2008 - Mira competed in a NADAC trial and qualified in novice regular (four times), novice jumpers (twice), novice weavers, and novice hoopers (twice). She finished her Outstanding Novice Hoopers Title (O-HP-N). Anubis also did this trial and did great in tunnelers and jumpers.
February 9-10, 2008 - Mira competed in a CPE trial and qualified in standard level 3, snooker level 2, and jumpers level 4.
February 3, 2008 - Mira competed in a NADAC trial and qualified in novice regular (twice), novice jumpers, novice hoopers and novice chances. She finished her Superior Novice Chances title (S-NCC). Anubis also did his first agility trial entering in just tunnelers and he did awesome for his first time.
February 2, 2008 - Atlas competed in an APDT Rally Obedience Trial and qualified all three runs (with a 5th place and a 1st place) to finish his RL1 title!