Congratulations to Jan and Keeper on completing their MH50,
which qualifies them for the GRCA Hunt Test Hall of Fame!
What a team! Getting 50 Master Hunt test passes is a HUGE feat and this team is a well oiled machine together.
Watching Keeper run hunt tests is such a joy….you can see how much she loves the game.
We are so proud of you two!
Keeper is now known as:
CT MACH Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover VCD4 UDX2 OM4 RE MH50 MXS MJS MXF ADHF HTHF WCX VCX CCA
Congratulations to Donna Schmidt and Jade on taking High in Trial Agility at the GRCA 2017 National!! What an honor. Jade took first place in Master Excellent and Jumpers to take the award. She also won Premier Jumpers. What an amazing National they had. She also passed her Junior Hunter test.
More Topmast dogs did well at the 2017 Golden Retriever National in Maryland.
Mattie qualified for the coveted Triathlon award
SHR Topmast True Grit JH WC CCA CGC
Mattie passed the CCA, passed in Junior Hunter and the WC, finished 4th in Novice Rally B, and 1st in Novice Fast Agility. Qualifying in three areas: CCA, Performance, and Field.
Topmast Saddle Up ‘N Ride NF – Ranger finished his Novice Fast Agility title, passed the Junior Hunter test and WC.
Topmast Kick-A-Poo Joy Juice CD JH NAJ NF WC – Kix passed the WC and WCX. He is back to great health.
U-CDX Topmast Twist of Slate CDX BN PCD GN RE CCA CGC – Ryder did well in Rally, getting another RAE pass.
Topmast Jump to Light Speed NA OAJ CGC – Luke had some great runs in Novice Preferred Jumpers and Fast, finishing first place both classes.
And not to be outdone, the three Abbi daughters from her Irish Litter had a great National.
Keeper passed her WCX, Kerri passed JH, WC, and took 4th in Excellent Rally for #6 RAE2 pass, and Jamie Q’d in agility.
It was a great National
Karli, Keeper, and Jamie were in the Parade of Titleholders and received huge ribbons!
Sending a big congratulations out to Donna Schmidt and Jade on finishing
their first ever Junior Hunter! Jade loves those birds!
And that gives her the points she needs in all three categories for her
Wahoo! What a dog and what a trainer!
Jade is officially known as:
MACH5 Topmast Purple Jade
UD MXB2 MJB2 MXF T2B DJ ADHF JH VCX CCA
We are so proud of Doug and Lexie for taking this wonderful trip together.
Special thanks goes out to Doug’s trainer, Linda Smithberger, who has helped guide Doug and Lexie thru this incredible journey.
And of course, a big cheer goes out to Doug’s wife, Nanci, who has supported Doug thru-out his adventure with his very special girl.
Lexie is from our Traveling litter, out of our Abbi and Collin.
She and Doug have done some wonderful traveling in obtaining this goal.
May 2, 2015
Wow, what a great obedience day all of us had today.
Jan and Keeper got
#2 UDX leg today! What a talented girl she is in
passed both Beginning Novice A trials with Topmast Karli and her other dog Glenbrier Keagan both!
AND……wait for it…..she had a run-off with herself with both her
dogs in the first trial!!
Keagan won the run-off for 1st place.
Then Myra and Karli did really well in her second
trial with a 198.5 and another first place. And she got her first CD leg
with a 2nd place! Wahoo! That finishes Karli and Keagan’s BN titles.
The run-off in Beginning Novice was hilarious as the judge
called Keagan’s number to come back in the ring (just when Myra was ready to
go in the Novice A ring) and didn’t tell her what it was for until he had
her in there and lined up to heel. Myra is pretty new to obedience, so
she didn’t really have a clue what was happening but went with it and did
a great job heeling Keagan after pulling him straight from his crate.
For those of you that know Keagan, he can be a pretty big party boy a lot
of times. He gave a few woo-woo’s in the ring today, but did a really
good job for Myra all day. Myra has never taken a formal obedience class
and only been training at home, reading the rule book, and having a few
private lessons with me and my girls. What a great job she did today with both her dogs!!
Chime and Kerri went in Beginning Novice B for both trials and Chime took
the honors in both classes with first places and a 199.5 score! Kerri
had a few no sits, so let her sister take the high honors and took home a couple of 4th place ribbons.
Feb 22, 2015
Pam & Bonny finished their GMOTCH!!
The Canadian Kennel Club awards the Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion title to the dog that meets the following requirements:
Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion
Requirements for this title may only be accumulated after the completion of
the Master Obedience Trial Champion Title.
The requirements are:
(a) a minimum score of 195 points in both the Open B and Utility B
classes at the same trial at 10 separate trials. (phew!)
(b) pairs must be earned under a minimum of 10 different judges. A pair may be counted under 2 different judges, provided it is earned in the same trial.
(c) a High in Trial with a score of 195 or higher out of the Open B class.
(d) a High in Trial with a score of 195 or higher out of the Utility B class.
Today was also Bon’s 19th HIT.
first and only female golden with a CH and GMOTCH and only the 5th CH/GMOTCH Golden.
Feb 15, 2015
A big Congratulations to Pam Martin and the Bonster for earning a 200 perfect score and taking back-to-back High in Trials this past weekend!!
Wow! What a great weekend for this amazing team. They are so close to their Grand MOTCH title. Taking a little time off for those babies seems to have improved their game! And not having much hair doesn’t seem to have hurt either.
Big Congratulations to an Amazing Team!
Just heard from Mary Ellen. She finished Nina’s UD the end of November, handled by Mary Ellen herself!!
That is so exciting! Mary Ellen is an inspiration to us all. She had a bad stroke when Nina was just over two and it took over a year to get back to training (and even walking!).
She diligently pressed on with Nina’s obedience career, getting her BN, CD, CDX. Then on to Utility training. She had to overcome her difficulty in comprehension and speech while in the ring, remnants of her stroke. But she kept at it. On July 26th, they entered the ring and qualified for their first Utility A leg for a 3rd place! The next day, while walking into the building, MaryEllen tripped and broke her hip. She was taken to the hospital in the ambulance, her husband accompanying her. They left Nina with a friend and asked her to take her in and show her. MaryEllen’s friend/trainer couldn’t take her in because she can only show in the B classes. So another friend offered to take her in, a stranger to Nina. She started warming up Nina and realized they didn’t have any articles….Nina’s set had gone to the hospital in Mary Ellen’s husband’s car. So they drummed up a set of articles, practiced a minute with them, and off into the ring they went. Showing how stable a dog Nina is, they not only qualified, but placed 1st with a 197!!!
Never one to give up, Mary Ellen went back in the ring in November and finished Nina’s UD with another 1st place!!! WAHOO!!!
She is now known as Topmast Nina Travelyn Girl BN UD GO.
What a team!
We are so proud of them.
Sept 14, 2014
A big Congratulations to Steph Critch and Luk on getting their Master Hunter title!!! Steph put all of Luk’s MH passes on herself and he’s her first dog to do field training!
Go Steph & Luk!!
Luk is Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH CGC, from our Traveling litter.
May 25, 2014
Gordy and Max completed their CD in three straight shows with three First Places!!! WAHOO!
This is Gordy’s first title he’s put on a dog, so we think he’s done a great job!
Nov 3, 2013
Congratulations to Jan Masica and CT Keeper on completing their VST track in 12 minutes and obtaining their Champion Tracker title!! WAHOO!! A CT is not an easy title to obtain. Only 5% of dogs pass that VST, which is tracking on concrete, asphalt, and grass. I was there to watch Abbi’s daughter complete that track in 12 minutes and it was breathtaking. The crowd was estactic for Jan & Keeper and Jan was so happy.
Congratulations to Jan and
CT Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE MH MXB MXJ MXF ADHF WCX VCD2 CL1-F CGC.
What an amazing dog Keeper is and what a great trainer Jan is.
We have our first MACH!!! Donna & Jade finished their MACH at the tender age of 2 yrs 4 months!! This right on top of her getting her ADHF! Wow, this team is really rolling along. Talk about Consistancy!
Congratulations to MACH Topmast Purple Jade ADHF!!
obtained her 10th QQ this weekend to qualify for the Agility Dog Hall of Fame!
This title is given to dogs that have 10 QQ’s, with 6 of them with double placements. This is not an easy title to obtain, especially for Keeper competing in the 20″ class, which is the highly competitive class with lots of Border Collies.
Way to Go, Keeper & Jan!!!!
June 2, 2013
A big WAHOO to all three of my young girls for finishing their SHR (Started Hunting Retriever) titles this weekend!!! Diamond and Chime did it in four straight and Kerri needed that fifth one.
I am so proud of my girls for loving the retrieving game and having fun with me.
So proud of Diamond, who has been completely trained by Tom, and I get to show her for her titles.
March 10, 2013
Congratulations to Barbara Verga on two new titles on both her dogs, Bing and Perri. Bing finished his UDX2 and Perri obtained her Rally Advanced title.
It sure has been quiet with Abbi’s offspring or I am way behind on news. And now Chime’s offspring are making news!
Big Congratulations to Barbara Verga and her Topmast Traveling pup Perri on completing their Utility Dog title (UD).
Wahoo!!! Barbara’s second UD!! Bing (Perri’s big half-brother) was Barbara’s first UDX! Great Accomplishment with two of Abbi’s offspring!
Big News!!Chime’s daughter is the first off Chime’s offspring to get agility titles!! Jade (Topmast Purple Jade NA NAJ) completed her Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers titles with all first places! Wow! These guys are becoming a great team! She also has her first Open Std and Jumpers legs. See the link below to watch her latest run.
Congratulations to the two sisters Kerri and Karli for passing their WC test!! Wahoo!! Both girls did a fine job getting their first field title!
Congratulations to Rocky, the sire of our Gemstone Litter, for finishing off his Master Hunter title on the Gemstone’s first birthday!! Wahoo Rocky MH!!!
Keeper, from our Irish litter, also got her 3rd Master Hunter pass at the same test!
March 28, 2012
Congratulations to Barbara Verga and Perri for finishing their NA, NAJ, and NF in two weekends of trialing, and getting Open Agility legs too! Placements for all her Q’s!! Way to go, Ms Perri!!!
March 25, 2012
Congratulations to Bing and Barbara Verga (Music Litter) for finishing his Versatility obedience title (VER) in three straight titles.
Congratulations to Perri and Barbara Verga (Traveling litter) on getting her 2nd UD leg with a 2nd place! She’s moving right along towards that UD. Now back to agility.
Congratulations to Skipper & Joe (Traveling litter) on finishing his Rally Excellent title (RE) with three FIRST places!
Feb 13, 2011
Wow, what a weekend Abbi’s babies have had!
Keeper (Irish Litter) got QQ #2 with double placements (2nd & 3rd) and another MX Q with a 3rd place. Very impressive weekend, Keeper!
Not to be outdone, her brother Jig (another Irish pup) got his first QQ with double placements too. Way to go Jig!
Karli (Traveling litter) got her first agility Q this weekend in Novice Standard with a First Place. Wahoo, Ms Karli!!
Skipper (Traveling litter) got his first two Rally Excellent legs this weekend with TWO first places!! Go Skip!!
Perri (Traveling Litter) came home with her first UD leg and 4th place. Very impressive!
Her brother, Bing (Music Litter), did a fantastic job! He won the Utility B class
once, got another UDX leg, got 2 Versatility legs with more Master
Points and OTCH points, and won Highest Scoring Golden with a Field
Title both days of the Golden Specialty. He qualified 3 out of 4 times
in the Utility ring and once in the open ring. Bing is on a roll!
Nov 13, 2011
Just heard from Stephanie. Luk passed his Senior test today with flying colors and is now a Senior Hunter!!
We are so proud of these guys. Stephanie is a Novice A handler and this field handling thing is all brand new to her. She and her pro trainer Mike, have done a wonderful training Luk to his potential and showing that beauty, brains, and field ability can go together. And this love of field for Steph all started with the Carol Cassity seminar (thanks Gayle and Carol).
Luk’s marking is fantastic, just like his momma’s.
It’s nice to know that breeding choices for the risk we take breeding to a conformation dog that has no performance titles has paid off. The Traveling litter is really out there showing everybody that the combination worked!
Thanks Abbi and Collin!
Oct 30, 2011
Congratulations to Irish litter pup Jig on getting his Junior Hunter title!! This is Sandy’s first field title and she’s thrilled having Jig showing her how much fun it is!
First AX leg–Finn — Gaylan’s Finnegan’s Rainbow OA NAJ OF NAC NJC TNN CGC(Sue & Teri Zagoda)
New RA–Skipper,Topmast Atlantic Traveler RA CGC TDI TT (Cona), all 1st places. Also First Place in Beginners Novice Obedience for first leg.
New RE — Charge, U-Ch Topmast American Express Traveler CD RE TDI CGC (Zelinski),
First SH pass!! – Luk – Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage JH CGC (Steph Critch).
Sept 3, 2011
Lexie, (Topmast Wings of Travel CD RE CCA CGC) (Doug & Nanci Braun),finished her CD a couple of weeks ago with another first place and then has added two Junior Hunter passes to her and Doug’s accomplishments. WAHOO!!! Pretty impressive for this Novice A team!!
Charge, U-Ch Topmast American Express Traveler CD RN TDI CGC (Zelinski), finished his CD and RA this past weekend, in three straight shows.
Now on to Open!
Skipper,Topmast Atlantic Traveler RN CGC TDI TT (Cona), got his first Rally Advanced leg this weekend.
Perri,Topmast Perri’s Home for the Holidays CD (Verga),obtained her CD in three straight shows, with a bumper leg to boot. All with placements and in the 190’s.
Big brother Bing, Gaylan’s Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Verga), earned his 6thUDX leg and qualified in either open or utility in all four shows with scores of 190 or above each time.He had one 2nd place and 3 third places for the weekend! He earned 42 more Master points and is now just 12 Utility points away from his Obedience Master Title!
Keeper,Gaylan’s Lucky Four Leaf Clover TDX JH MX AXJ MXF RE WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) obtained her first two CD legs with beautiful performances, just missing two 199’s by a no sit. She looked great out there!