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New!June 20, 2012--I am about to leave for the Gaylan's and Topmast Goldens Field Workshop and Reunion in Michigan but wanted to get some of the recent news posted!

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance CD RA SH AX MXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) finished her MXJ, earned a QQ and a T2B Q.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY and OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Brio, Gaylan's Changes in Attitude OA OAJ (Nancy Green) had a fabulous trial at CHE/SBGRC, finishing both her Open Agility and Open Agility Jumpers titles with fabulous runs!
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY DOG! Trix, Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal OA NAJ NF (Nicole Merriman) won his Open Standard class to finish his title, won his Open JWW class and won his Open FAST class for his first "baby" QQQ!.
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly CD SH OF WCX OS VCX CCA (Lise Pratt) finished his Open FAST title just before his 11th birthday.
Accomplishments and News
  • Rue, MACH Gaylan's Mad About Rue OF; ADHF; PTM AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristin Cowell) headed to the USDAA Southeast Regional where she placed in three of her five team classes (1st in PVP Snooker (!), 2nd in PVP Gamblers and 4th in PVP Jumpers. Rue is ranked as the #1 Golden Retriever in USDAA Performance Tournaments!
  • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX JH MX MXJ VCX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski) has earned quite a few more QQs in recent weeks.
  • Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA (Marcy Burke) earned two QQs.
  • Bette, MACH Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MXF TQX; WC VC CCA; NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned another QQ and a JWW Q.
  • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX MXJ OF (Sue Usher) earned a Q at the CHE/SBGRC trial.
  • Jester, HR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing RN JH MX MXJ NF WC ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) passed yet another HR test with Pat at the helm.
Celebrations and Farewells!
  • Happy 11th birthday to the Flying Litter
    • MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly CD SH NF WCX OS VCX ADHF CCA CGC
    • U-CH U-CD U-AGII CATCH Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE JH WC MX MXJ OF OD CCA VC EAC AD PD2 TDI
    • Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX MH WCX CCA VC OD CGC TDI
    • Gaylan's Flying Dragon OA AXJ
    • U-CH U-CD Gaylan's Charlies Angels Fly CD RE NAJ NJC-JH TT-N CCA CGC TT TDI
    • Gaylan's Fly Like an Eagle
    • Gaylan's Gone Fly Fishin'
  • Happy 8th birthday to our Derby litter:
    • OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX7 OM7 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA ADHF CCA
    • MACH3 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CDX JH FTC WC VCX ADHF CCA
    • Gaylan's Winning Colors MH WCX
    • Gaylan's Dark Star's Ryder CDX CGC
    • Gaylan's Daystar
    • Gaylan's Elwood Push to Win
    • Gaylan's Behave Yourself RL1
    • Gaylan's Strike the Gold ]
    • Gaylan's Pink Star
  • We said goodbye to Sharon Albright's Dauber, Gaylan's West Point Whistler UD RAE JH WC FMX CGC (4/13/98 - 6/13/12) who passed from old age.
June 6, 2012--Just a quick update before I leave for the CHE/SBGRC Agility Trial:

New Titles
  • NEW AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME!Journey, MACH2 Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait NF ADHF (Dana Bourassa) became a member of the GRCA's Agility Dog Hall of Fame!
Celebrations!
  • Happy 12th birthday to Corey, U-CD LornaDoone Encore Encore CDX SH MX MXJ NF WCX OD VCX CCA! Corey is known as the "Good Girl" around here because she never does anything wrong. She's still training and hoping to finish her UD this year. I know she is going to have a great time running agility this weekend in the CHE Senior-Survivor Run. We treasure every day with her and honor her as the dam of Tango and our Wind and Dream litters.
June 3, 2012--

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 2! Doc, MACH2 Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) earned two more QQs to finish his MACH2. Doc is also #14 golden retriever in the AKC for the past year.
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME and TRIPLE Q EXCELLENT! Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX RAE TD MXF TQX; WC VCX ADHF CCA (Susan Palius) took 3rd in Exc B Standard to earn a place in the GRCA's ADHF. Jerry also finished his TQX last month. Congratulations!
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Rue, MACH Gaylan's Mad About Rue OF; ADHF; PTM AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristin Cowell) earned a spot in the GRCA's ADHF last month. Doc is also #33 golden retriever in the AKC for the past year. Congratulations to Rue and Kristin!
  • NEW TRIPLE Q EXCELLENT! Bette, MACH Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MXF TQX; WC VC CCA; NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) finished her TQX this weekend with her 10th QQQ.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST!Journey, MACH2 Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait NF (Dana Bourassa) finished her NF title, qualified 6 out of 7 runs and is presently ranked #21 golden retriever in the AKC for the past year!
Accomplishments and News
  • We have finalized our choice of sire for Page's 2013 breeding. We have chosen CH. Malagold Augusta's Genuine Article CDX MH; WCX VCX DDHF, a wonderful 9-year old who is both beautiful and talented. To find out more about this breeding, go to our Puppies page.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her third QQ this weekend with a 3rd place in Standard and a 1st in JWW.
  • Jester, HR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing RN JH MX MXJ NF WC ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) earned a bumper HR leg with Pat at the helm. Jester is also ranked as the #28 golden retriever in the AKC for the past year!
  • Ivy, OTCH MACH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX3 OM4 RAE TDX JH WCX (Vicki Chaney) is ranked as the #20 golden retriever in the AKC for the past year.
  • Tux, MACH2 Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) is ranked as the #26 golden retriever in the AKC for the past year.
Celebrations!
  • Happy 8th birthday to our Wind litter!
    • UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Master National Qualifier)
    • MACH4 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TD NAP OJP TQX ADHF CCA TN-N CGC TDI
    • OTCH MACH Gaylan's Tradewind O'er ThDoone UDX4 OM2 MXF ODHF ADHF CCA
    • Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX JH MX MXJ VCX CCA CGC
    • Gaylan's Fly Like The Wind JH MX MXJ WC OD VC CCA
    • Gaylan's Desert Wind CGC
    • Gaylan's Miss Raspberry Mistral
    • Gaylan's Maui Breeze
    • Gaylan's Adirondack Mtn Wind
May 27, 2012

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Ivy, OTCH MACH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX3 OM4 RAE TDX JH WCX (Vicki Chaney) earned three QQs this weekend to finish her MACH, making her our second OTCH MACH Gaylan's dog! Congratulations to this amazing team!
  • OUR FIRST CENTURY FAST, MACH3 and CANINE GOOD CITIZEN! Pilot, MACH3 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CDX JH FTC; WC VCX ADHF CCA; CGC (Stephanie Schmitter) earned his 110th leg in Excellent B FAST to become of the few goldens with the AKC's Century FAST agility dog. What an accomplishment!
  • NEW GRCA OBEDIENCE DOG HALL OF FAME, UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT and OBEDIENCE MASTER! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail UDX OM1 RN JH MX AXJ; WCX OBHF (Vicki Schmidt) entered the GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame just six weeks after completing his UD.
  • NEW UKC HUNTING RETRIEVER and RALLY NOVICE! Jester, HR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing RN JH MX MXJ NF WC ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) has been working hard these days, in the field, obedience and agility. He finished his UKC HR title, his AKC Rally Novice title with fabulous scores, and earned some Excellent B Qs!
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT and EXCELLENT FAST! Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia AX OAJ XF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished her AX and XF titles.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH AX AXJ NF WC (Deb Abbott) finished her AXJ with three 1st places and earned her second OF leg with a 1st place.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Punch, Can. OTCH Gaylan's You Quack Me Up CDX WC; Can. JH WCI (Jill Brown) took a vacation to NY during which she finished her CDX in three straight in steamy heat and humidity!
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance CD RA SH AX AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) finished her OF with a 2nd place, as well as earned her seventh MXJ with a 4th place and her fourth MX leg with a 2nd place.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer CD RN JH AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) hit the obedience ring again with Sharon Albright and finished his CD with a 198.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER! Cosby Gaylan's Second City Stand Up JH NA NAJ; WC CCA (Linda Nichols) finished his first agility titles the same weekend, both his NA and NAJ.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Brio, Gaylan's Changes in Attitude NA NAJ (Nancy Green) followed up her NAJ by easily finishing her NA title.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST! Trix, Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal NA NAJ NF (Nicole Merriman) finished his NF with a 2nd place, took first in Open Jumpers, two firsts in Open Standard and qualified in T2B.
  • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection RN CGC (Carrie Neyland) finished her Rally Novice title with a 96.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY PREFERRED and NOVICE JUMPERS PREFERRED! Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF NAP NJP WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) easily finished her NAP and NJP with five 1sts and one 2nd.
Accomplishments and News Celebrations!
  • We welcome the Country Music Litter and their new owners to the Gaylan's family. They are:
    • Gaylan's You Had Me From Hello "Caper"
    • Gaylan's Time Well Wasted "Hobby"
    • Gaylan's Dancing Away With My Heart "Jive"
    • Gaylan's New Kid in Town "Rookie"
    • Gaylan's Almost Like a Song "Tui"
    • Gaylan's Jagger's Far Away Eyes "Jag"
  • And we also welcome the Heart Litter and their new owners to the Gaylan's family. They are:
    • Gaylan's Stolen My Heart "Jade"
    • Gaylan's Hearts Afire "Kindle"
    • Gaylan's Heart and Soul "Olive"
    • Gaylan's Groove Is In The Heart "Molly"
    • Gaylan's Caoimhe of My Heart "Keeva"
    • Gaylan's Heart of the Journey "Trek"
    • Gaylan's Clear Eyes Full Heart "Scout"
April 30, 2012

New Titles
  • NEW USDAA PERFORMANCE DOG! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN MX MXJ XF CGC TDI PD SPS SPG SPK SPR CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) tackled USDAA again and had a great time. I'm not sure I'll get all his achievements correct but he got a PSJ Q with a 6th place, two P1 Standard Qs, a P2 Snooker Q, and P! Gamblers and Relay Qs. .
  • NEW NADAC TITLE! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA AXJ OF CGC O-NJC TN-N (Sue and Teri Zgoda) and Teri won the Jumpers and Hoopers classes to finish his O-NJC. Sue and Finn went on to earn their first MXJ leg the next day..
Accomplishments and News
  • Ivy, OTCH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX3 OM4 RAE TDX JH MX MXJ WCX (Vicki Chaney) took another High in Trial and High Combined award pair at the same trial, then earned her 16th QQ the next day in agilty!
  • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX JH MX MXJ VCX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski) QQd with two placements and earned another Q.
  • Bette, MACH Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her fourth QQ toward her MACH2 and another JWW Q.
  • Flaire, Gaylan's Rockets Red Glare (Maggie Lukiewicz) earned her second Junior Hunter leg.
  • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN JH AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) earned two CD legs with 196.5s.
Celebrations!
  • Happy 7th birthday to the Music litter:
    • Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UDX OM1 VER JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC
    • Gaylan's Drummer Boy CD MH MX MXJ RE WCX CCA VCX
    • Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PDII
    • Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RE OA OAJ JH WC VC CCA CGC TDI CL1 PD1 PK2
    • Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice NAJ CCA CL1-H CL1-S CL1-R CL1-F
    • Gaylan's Sound of Music RL1
    • Gaylan's Fenway Harp CCA TDI CGC
    • Gaylan's Symphony--hunting dog extraordinaire
    • Gaylan's Lucida's Irish Flute
April 24, 2012

New Titles
  • NEW UDX7 and OM7! Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX7 OM7 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA ADHF CCA (John Runnels) finished her UDX7 and OM7 and earned her 11th QQ in agility!
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 2!Journey, MACH2 Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait (Dana Bourassa) earned her 20th QQ for her MACH2!
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 2!Tux, MACH2 Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his MACH2, just six months after completing his first MACH, with a 1st and 2nd placements. Tux is also qualified for the 2013 AKC National Agility Championships.
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX MXJ OF (Sue Usher) finished his MXJ and earned his first QQ, with placements no less.
  • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Taitt, Gaylan's Saffron Pop the Cork RE TD SH WCX (Lisa Newton) finished her Senior Hunter title. Congratulations to Lisa and Taitt!!
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA AXJ OF CGC NJC TN-N (Sue Zgoda) finished his AXJ title.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CDX RE JH AX AXJ NF CCA CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his AXJ and now has four MX and two MXJ legs.
  • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Brio, Gaylan's Changes in Attitude NAJ (Nancy Green) earned her NAJ title with Sara at the helm.
Accomplishments and News
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF PTM AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) had a great showing at the Mid-Atlantic USDAA Regional/Agility Showcase. She took 2nd in Gamblers, ran clean in Standard, was 5th in Snooker with a Q, 6th in the Relay with Screech, 4th in the Round 1 PGP and 11th in Round 1 PSJ. Then in the Finals, she took 9th in PGP for a bye into the semin-finals at the National and ran clean in PSJ with a time of 28.44, only .02 seconds from the bye. Holy cow!!!!!!!!.
  • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH MX MXJ NF WC ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned two more QQs to qualify for the 2013 AKC National Agility Championships!
  • Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC VCX CCA (Susan Palius) earned a QQQ (giving him 24 QQs, I believe) and a JWW Q.
  • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX MXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) earned her 6th QQ.
  • I got to see Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail UD RN JH MX AXJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) win the Utility B class for his Utility 1st. He then went on to take 3rd in Open B for High Combined. Thanks to Vicki for spending time with us and letting us visit with her boy, Remi. What a doll!
  • Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection CGC (Carrie Neyland) won her Novice Standard class for her second NA leg.
April 11, 2012--I'm still catching up on the news for the last month so will integrate it with new news.

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT and UTILITY DOG! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail UD RN JH MX AXJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) finished his MX and UD titles in back-to-back weekends. He earned his UD from Utility B while also showing in Open B. His Utility scores included a 198 (2nd place), he's earned three UDX legs with multiple placements, OTCH points, two High Combined awards and a 199 in Open. All I can say is "Wow!"
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT AND STARTER PREFORMANCE SNOOKER Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN MX MXJ XF CGC TDI SPK CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) finished his MX title and now has 4 QQs, 1 QQQ and 1 QQQQ with seven placements in Exc B Standard and seven more in Exc B JWW, three Exc B FAST legs and 4 T2B legs. Dex has also done well in USDAA with finishing his SPK title and earning a leg each in P1 Standard, Jumpers, Pairs Relay and Snooker, all with placements. .
Accomplishments and News
  • Punch, Can. OTCH Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. CDX JH WCI (Jill Brown) earned a perfect 200 score in Open B obedience!
Celebrations!
  • Happy 14th birthday to Dauber, Gaylan's West Point Whistler UD RAE JH WC FMX CGC HIT and Riley, Gaylan's Shades of Grey TDI CGC!!!
April 8, 2012--Oh, I have fallen so far behind, I don't know if I can catch up but I'm going to try. All week I'll be posting the new titles and accomplishments of Gaylan's dogs from the last month, so check back often to see what everyone has done!

New Titles
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH MX MXJ NF WC ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished the requirements for the GRCA ADHF in short order. This boy is something in agility. Jester has also entered Rally Novice, earning two legs with two 1sts and perfect scores!
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA ADHF CCA (John Runnels) earned her first QQQQ, which put her into the GRCA's Agility Hall of Fame!
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT and UTILITY DOG! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail UD RN JH MX AXJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) finished his MX and UD titles in back-to-back weekends. He earned his UD from Utility B while also showing in Open B. His Utility scores included a 198 (2nd place), he's earned three UDX legs with multiple placements, OTCH points, two High Combined awards and a 199 in Open. All I can say is "Wow!"
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX MXJ MXF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her MXJ and earned at T2B Q.
  • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Colt, Gaylan's Blue Ridge Mtn Journey SH (Meredith Pechoultres) finished his SH title.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG AND VERSATILE COMPANION DOG 1! Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance CD RA SH AX AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) finished her CD this weekend with two legs today and a 2nd place. This gave her the AKC's VCD1 award.
Accomplishments and News Celebrations and Farewells!
  • We said goodbye to two wonderful older ladies recently.
    • Cadee, U-CDX Gaylan's West Point Cadet UDX SH WCX CCA (Charlie and Lauran) died from a massive stroke just two weeks shy of her 14th birthday. She is missed by Charlie and Lauran and the rest of us who knew and loved this fabulous girl.
    • Kindling, Gaylan's Reveille at Fernside CDX TDX NA NAP NJP (Erica Cruden) passed from a hemangioma a month before her 14th birthday.
  • Celebrations!
    • Happy 4th Birthday to the Dream litter, Jeanne Kaufman's Zu, Gaylan n LornaDoone When Dreams Collide CD AX AXJ OF CGC and new mama and my good girl, Dreamer, Gaylan's Gaylan's Dreamcatcher JH WC CCA CGC TT.
    • We welcome the High Litter and their new owners to the Gaylan's family. They are:
      • Gaylan's Kickin into High Gear
      • Gaylan's High Stakes Poker Oreo
      • Gaylan's High Horse Hunter
      • Gaylan's High Voltage
      • Gaylan's High Society
      • Gaylan's Golden Highlights
      • Gaylan's River Deep--Mountain High
      • Gaylan's Rocky Mountain High
      • Gaylan's Take Me Higher
      • Gaylan's Spring High Tide
    • Welcome to the six pups from the Country Music litter and their seven aunts and uncles from the Heart litter.
    February 5, 2012

    New Titles
    • NEW CANADIAN GRAND MASTER OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION! Dice, Can GMH GMOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD MH WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX OBHF (Pam Martin) earned his GMOTCH this weekend making him of only a few goldens that have earned both the GMH and GMOTCH titles!
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT! Ivy, OTCH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX3 OM4 RAE TDX JH MX MXJ WCX (Vicki Chaney) returned to the agility ring to finish her MX title!
    • NEW EXCELLENT FAST AND OPEN JWW! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly JH OA OAJ XF WCX CGC (Helen Sherman) finished her XF title with a 1st and 3rd, and finished her OAJ with two 2nds.
    • NEW AGILITY JUMPERS PREFERRED! Makai, MACH4 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE OAP AJP TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) finished her AJP, earned her first MJP and earned two AXP legs with four 1sts.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Zahra, OTCH Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM2 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) took High Combined with a 1st in Utility and a 2nd in Open, and another 2nd in Open in the afternoon trial.
    • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX MXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) earned two UDX legs with a 4th in Open B and Utility B.
    • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UDX OM1 JH OA AXJ NJP VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) qualified in Open B and Utility B in the morning obedience trial, I believe in both classes.
    • Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA CCA (John Runnels) took a 3rd and 4th in Open B and two 4ths in Utility B..
    • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ MXF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her ninth MXJ leg.
    • Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) earned his second UD leg with a 196 for 1st place.
    • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CDX JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) earned two bumper legs in Open A!
    • Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH AX MXJ XF WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) qualified in 9 of 14 classes in an ASCA agility trial.
    January 30, 2012

    New Titles Accomplishments and News
    • Doc, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) qualified for the AKC Agility Nationals by earning three more QQS with all 1st places. He now has 10 QQs toward his MACH 2.
    • Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA CCA (John Runnels) returned to the obedience ring to qualify in all eight classes (regular and wildcard), with two 3rd places in Utility and two 4ths in Open..
    Celebrations!
    • Our "High" litter arrived on Saturday evening, January 28. Their dam, Dreamer, easily delivered the seven girls and four boys in four hours. Proud dad, Shag sent his regards from Michigan. All pups and their mom are thriving!
    January 23, 2012 We are counting down to Dreamer's due date next weekend so having a quiet weekend at home playing the new snow.

    New Titles
    • NEW UDX3, OM4 AND 2012 NOI INVITEE! Ivy, OTCH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX3 OM4 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WCX (Vicki Chaney) qualified for the 2012 National Obedience Invitational by being the TOP qualifier at the Palm Springs regional event, finished her UDX3 and OM4 that same weekend, earned three more QQs in agility, three more MX legs, and is closing in on her MX and MXJ titles!
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH AX MXJ XF WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his MXJ title with a 3rd place, earned a bumper MXJ leg and now has nine MXF legs.
    • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 1! Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UDX OM1 JH OA AXJ NJP VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) finished up his OM1 with a 1st and 2nd place in Utility B, and got his third UDX2 leg and some OTCH points.
    • NEW USDAA PERFORMANCE TOURNAMENT MASTER! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF PTM AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) won the Grand Prix, was on the Bronze Medal team and qualified for the Cynosport National Championships in September. This weekend she earned her 13th and 14th QQs for her AKC MACH.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Ace, ARCH Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX MXJ MXF RE WC VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) got not one but TWO Utility Dog (UD) legs this weekend with 1st and 2nd places.
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH MX MXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his seventh and eighth QQs with a 1st and 4th places in JWW and a 4th in Standard.
    • Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA CCA (John Runnels) has earned a bunch more QQs, bringing her total to nine.
    • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX MXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) earned her fourth and fifth QQs with a 2nd and 3rd place.
    • Journey, MACH Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait (Dana Bourassa) earned two more QQs with double placements, moving her closer to the GRCA's Agility Dog Hall of Fame. Journey ended 2011 as #26 on the Top Agility Golden Retriever Rankings.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) earned an Exc Std leg.
    • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX AXJ OF (Sue Usher) earned his ninth MXJ leg.
    • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN AX MXJ XF CGC TDI CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) qualified 9 out of 10 times in USDAA agility, qualifying for the Regionals, with seven placements, two of them 1st places.
    January 1, 2012 Happy New Year!! We are celebrating the new year at home with the dogs and an increasingly pregnant Dreamer. Hiking with Andy, my brother Bill and the dogs on a 50-degree day in NY on the first day of the New Year was a simple pleasure. The trail went around a lake so Dreamer's pups got their first real swim :-).

    New Titles
    • NEW MACH 4! Makai, MACH4 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE NAP OJP TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) became our first MACH4 less than a year after suffering from a major brain infection that left her struggling to walk. We are so excited for Gail and Makai!
    • NEW ADCH! Winee, MACH ADCH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM finished up her USDAA Agility Dog Championship this weekend. Congratulations to Christie and Winee!
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX MXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished their MXJ in their last run of 2011. What a year that had finishing their MX, MXJ, CDX, SH and earning some MH legs!
    Accomplishments and News
    • Doc, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) earned two more QQS with double blues to start the new year off well. He now has 7 QQs toward his MACH 2.
    • Bette, MACH Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) QQd with a 3rd place in Standard, won her Exc B FAST class and qualified two more times in JWW.
    • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX AXJ OF (Sue Usher) earned his eighth MXJ leg with a 4th place.
    • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle RA TD OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) entered Novice FAST for the first time ever and got her first NF leg and 3rd place.
    • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) had a great weekend in agility and is counting down to his MACH.
    Celebrations!
    • Happy 11th Birthday to the Sailing litter.
      • Gaylan's Shiver Me Timbers CD "Timber"
      • MACH3 Gaylan's Gypsy Pirate ADHF AAD "Gypsy"
      • Gaylan's Into the Wind CDX AX MXJ WC CGC (OD) "Hailey"
      • Gaylan's Bobcat Stormy Seas JH WC CGC "Cate"
      • Gaylan's Don't Rock the Boat "Putter"


      • and we remember in our heart those the Sailors we've lost:
        • Gaylan's First Mate TDI CGC "Annie"
        • SHR Gaylan's Sail of the Century CD JH WC VC CGC (maj ptd) "Beacon"
        • MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF AXP OJP WC CCA VCX ADHF "Brig"
        • Gaylan's Celtic Star "Kelly"
    December 19, 2011 I just got back from the AKC National Championships in Orlando, FL. What a fabulous venue and as a New Yorker, I'll confess that I enjoyed the 75 degree weather. I loved seeing fabulous working dog-handler teams of all sizes and shapes, as well as catching up with some far-off friends and Gaylan's owners. I have lots of exciting news to share from the last three weeks. Congratulations to all!

    New Titles
    • NEW OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION! Bang, OTCH Gaylan's Fire When Ready UDX OM1 TD RN JH MX MXJ XF WCX OBHF VCX CCA (Pat Kavanagh) finished his OTCH with a "bang" taking the Utility B class with a 199 1/2. He finished the weekend winning three out of four classes for 52 more points than he needed. The next weekend, Bang and Pat hit the agility ring, coming home with a QQ with a 2nd place, as well as another 2nd in Exc B Standard and a Q in Exc B JWW! Video is up on his page.
    • Congratulations to my first mentor and guide in the dog world, Pluis Davern for being selected as the AKC Breeder of the Year! I'm thrilled that the AKC has recognized one of the finest dog people in the world. Breeder, handler, judge, trainer--Pluis does it all and does it with grace and aplomb!
    Accomplishments and News
    • Doc, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) QQd in agility with two 1st places.
    • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned a QQ with placements in both classes.
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH MX MXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) QQ'd with a 2nd and a 4th place, as well as picking up another 2nd in Exc B Standard.
    • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned yet another trio of QQs toward his MACH2.
    • Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC VCX CCA (Susan Palius) earned two more QQs.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) took 2nd in Exc Std class.
    • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN AX MXJ XF CGC TDI CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) earned his third and fourth MX legs including a 1st place, his second MXF leg, and a Time2Beat leg.
    • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX AXJ OF (Sue Usher) earned his third MX leg with a 4th place and his seventh MXJ leg.
    • Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA CCA (John Runnels) qualified in five of six classes in the trials before the NOI.
    • Ivy, OTCH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM3 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WCX (Vicki Chaney) in the last few weeks has earned her fourth QQ in agility, her fifth and sixth MX legs, won Open B obedience with a 199, and took a High Combined award!
    • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) went 5 for 5 in the USDAA agility trial, taking 2nd in Master Standard 22", 3rd in Performance Speed Jumping giving Rue her final PSJ Q for the 2012 Nationals and then winning the PSJ Finals (!), taking 3rd in Performance Grand Prix and qualifying in Masters Pairs for her second leg.
    November 27, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT FAST! Ace, ARCH Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX MXJ MXF RE WC VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) finished his MXF title.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH AX OAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott) finished her OAJ with a 1st place.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA CCA (John Runnels) returned to the agility ring after their obedience run and earned her sixth QQ and her second QQQ with six 1st places.
    • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned a QQQ.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) got another QQ and took 2nd in another Exc Std class.
    • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned three more QQs for his MACH2.
    • Zahra's, OTCH Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM2 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) took 2nd in Open B and 3rd in Utility B.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned another MX leg.
    • Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA SH AX AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) earned her first MX leg.
    • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CDX RE JH AX OAJ NF CCA CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his second AXJ leg with a 1st place and his second MX leg.
    • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX AXJ OF (Sue Usher) earned his first and second MX and his sixth MXJ legs.
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH MX MXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned two TTB legs, including a 1st place, and qualified in Exc B Std.
    • Cosby Gaylan's Second City Stand Up JH WC CCA (Linda Nichols) debuted in agility and earned his first NA leg with a 1st place.
    November 20, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Bette, MACH Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned that 20th QQ to finish their MACH. Congratulations to Phoebe and Bette! Videos are up on Bette's webpage.
    • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT and MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPER! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH MX MXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his fourth and fifth QQs to finish both his MX and MXJ titles with two 3rds and a 4th.
    • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA SH AX AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) finished her AX title! Congratulations to Deb and Devon for overcoming some challenges along their agility journey.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia OA OAJ OF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished her OA title with another 1st place.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned another QQ.
    • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) earned her 17th QQ.
    • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 3rd place in Exc B Standard and another in Exc B JWW.
    • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) qualified in Exc B JWW twice.
    • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae AX OAJ OF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) won his class for his first AXJ leg and qualified in Exc B Standard for his fourth MX leg.
    • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ MXF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her fifth QQ and another FAST leg.
    • Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC VCX CCA (Susan Palius) qualified in Standard and FAST.
    • Ace, ARCH Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX MXJ XF RE WC VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) earned his ninth MXF leg.
    • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA OAJ OF CGC NJC TN-N (Teri Zgoda) earned his second AX leg with a 1st place.
    November 13, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION, UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 6 AND OBEDIENCE MASTER 6! Khay, OTCH Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX6 OM6 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CAA CCA (John Runnels) earned the final points and legs for her OTCH, UDX6 and OM6 at the Houston trials. Khay finished the AKC's new Coursing Ability Advanced title last weekend. Congratulations to John and Khay!
    • NEW CANADIAN OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION! Punch, Can. OTCH Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. CDX JH WCI (Jill Brown) finished her Canadian OTCh in five trials and had a darn good time doing it!
    • NEW GRCA OBEDIENCE HALL OF FAME! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UDX OM1 TD RN JH MX MXJ XF WCX OBHF VCX CCA (Pat Kavanagh) took his sixth High in Trial to put him in the GRCA's Obedience Hall of Fame!
    • NEW MASTER FAST! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ MXF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished up her Master FAST title, took 2nd in Exc B JWW and in T2B.
    • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Ivy, OTCH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM3 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WCX (Vicki Chaney) headed back to the field a week after earning her OTCH and passed the GRCA's WCX test!
    • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice CDX MH WCX*** (Rosie Higdon and Gayle Watkins) finished her CDX title.
    • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not A Gaggle Can. CDX JH NA WCX (Frances Holmes) finished her Canadian CDX title.
    • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour AX AXJ OF (Sue Usher) finished his AX title and is up to five MXJ legs.
    • NEW OPEN FAST! Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia NA OAJ OF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished her Open FAST title, took 1st in Open Standard and qualified in T2B over the past few weekends.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One MH MX MXJ WCX OD VCX CCA TT (Gayle Wakins) finished an exciting hunt test season by passing her seventh Master test, giving her four of the six needed passes for the 2012 Master National. Now it's time to get some hunting in.
    • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) took 4th in Exc B Std.
    • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his sixth and seventh QQs toward his MACH2 with three 2nds and a 3rd place.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) won her Exc B JWW class.
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his third QQ with a 3rd and a 4th for his eighth MX and ninth MXJ legs, and placed 2nd in the Time to Beat.
    • Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC VCX CCA (Susan Palius) won the 26" JWW and FAST classes.
    • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae AX OAJ OF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) took 4th and earned another Q in Exc B Standard and won the Exc A FAST class.
    • Trader, OTCH MACH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won Exc B FAST and took a 3rd and 4th in Exc B JWW.
    • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) took 4th in Exc B Std and 3rd in Exc B JWW, on different days.
    • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CDX JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) won his Exc B Std, FAST and JWW classes during HVGRC and QQQ'd with a 2nd in FAST the next weekend!
    Celebrations!
    • Happy 8th Birthday to Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC!
    October 31, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION! Ivy, OTCH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM3 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) had a very good weekend, taking High in Trial on Saturday and finishing her OTCH on Sunday with High Combined! Congratulations to Vicki and Ivy on their many accomplishments and great teamwork.
    • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN JH AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) finished his Junior Hunter title in four straight tests.
    Accomplishments and News Celebrations!
      October 23, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Trader, OTCH MACH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) triple Qd to finish his MACH, making him our first OTCH MACH dog. Huge congratulations to Sandy and Trader!
      • NEW OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION and OBEDIENCE MASTER2! Zahra's, OTCH Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM2 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) finished her OTCH with four 1sts, two High in Trials and two High Combined awards. Congratulations to Deb and Zahra, a truly amazing team!
      • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CDX JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) finished his CDX title with a 1st place and earned a bumper leg with another 1st! Pilot is Stephanie's first obedience dog and they are headed to Utility!
      • NEW TRACKING DOG! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle RA TD OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) found her glove, passing the AKC's TD test on her first attempt. Kerri is Pat's first Tracking Dog and it sounds like she is hooked!
      Accomplishments and News
      • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed his 25th Master Hunter test and qualified in Exc B Standard in agility.
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM3 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) took the Open B obedience class with a 199. This girl can heel!
      • Doc, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) QQd in agility with two 1st places.
      • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) qualified for the 2012 AKC Agility National Championships with some great runs this weekend.
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned another MX leg with a beautiful run.
      • Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. CDX JH WCI (Jill Brown) debuted in Utility, earning her first UD leg with a 197 and 3rd place.
      • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly JH OA NAJ NF WCX CGC (Helen Sherman) won the Exc A FAST class.
      • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) earned his third Junior Hunter leg.
      • Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection CGC (Carrie Neyland) took 3rd in Nov B FAST at her first agility trial.
      • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) placed 2nd in the HRC club's Pheasant Championship. Here is how Pat described the event, which is scored not judged:

        "You have one dog and it's handler (who is also a gunner) and one extra gunner. Each gunner gets four shells. Four pheasants are planted out in a field (the working team can not watch where they are planted). You have 25 minutes to find, flush, shoot and retrieve four birds. You are given points for each bird bagged, for each shell you have left over, and for how many minutes under the allowed time you finish. If your dog traps a bird (it doesn't flush), you get full credit, but have to give a shell to the scorer. If you have to assist the dog on the retrieve, you lose some points. The field is pretty large and is cut with some strips between pretty tall cover, in some areas at least waist to shoulder high." Sounds like a ton of fun! Congratulations to Randy and Jester!
      October 19, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly JH OA NAJ NF WCX CGC (Helen Sherman) passed the GRCA's WCX test.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA (Marcy Burke) passed the GRCA's WCX test.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher JH WC CCA CGC TT (Gayle Watkins) passed the GRCA's WC test.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Ace, ARCH Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX MXJ XF RE WC VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) passed the GRCA's WC test.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Drake, Gaylan's Son of a Goose JH WC CCA (Lise Pratt) passed the GRCA's WC test.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) qualified for the USDAA Nationals Performance Grand Prix Semi-finals.
      • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX5 OM5 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) qualified four times in Utility, all with 4th places, and four times in Open, with one 4th place, last weekend.
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her ninth MXJ leg.
      • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX MXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) placed 4th in Exc B Standard.
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) QQQQd with a 3rd in FAST and a 1st in T2B, and Qualified in Standard and Time 2 Beat and took 1st in FAST.
      • Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) earned another QQ in agility.
      • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN AX MXJ XF CGC TDI CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) earned his first QQ.
      • Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC VCX CCA (Susan Palius) won the 26" FAST class and took 2nd in Standard, qualifying to the 2012 AKC Agility National Championships, and passed the GRCA WC test.
      • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) won the Exc B JWW class.
      • Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia OAJ NF (Stephanie Schmitter) took 1st in Open Standard and 1st and 3rd in Open FAST.
      October 8, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT, WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT, MASTER EXCELLENT, MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPERS AND OBEDIENT MASTER 1! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UDX OM1 TD RN JH MX MXJ XF WCX VCX CCA (Pat Kavanagh) has had a busy month, finishing his MX and MXJ, passing the GRCA's WCX and finishing his UDX and OM1 with a High in Trial and High Combined award!
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Ace, ARCH Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX MXJ XF RE VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) finished his MXJ with a 3rd place.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT, AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS and GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH AX AXJ NF VC CCA (Marcy Burke) finished her AX title, her AXJ title with a 1st place, qualified for the GRCA's VC award and earned her first MX leg.
      • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July JH WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned the GRCA's CCA at the Garden State GRC test under Doug Windsor, Cindy Partridge, and Laureen Kinney.
      • NEW NOSE WORK 1! Abbie, Gaylan's Southern Charm NW1 (Jennie Keifer) became our first dog titled in the new sport of K9 Nose Work when she passed the Level 1 test. Congratulations to Abbie and Jennie!
      Accomplishments and News
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her second Master Hunter leg in as many tests. This girl is on a roll!
      • Zahra's, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) earned 2nd place in Open B obedience.
      • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his 23rd QQ.
      • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) took 2nd place in both Exc B JWW runs and then hit the field to earn another UKC Upland Hunter leg.
      • Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA SH OA AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) earned her second AX leg with a 1st place and her 3rd MXJ leg.
      • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his fourth and fifth MXJ legs with a 4th place and then earned two UKC Upland Hunter legs.
      • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH MX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) took 3rd in Exc B JWW.
      • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM qualified in Exc B JWW and Standard.
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) earned his second CDX leg with a 1st place!
      • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) earned his first two Junior Hunter legs.
      Celebrations! October 3, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW CHAMPION TRACKER! Devon, CT Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA SH OA AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) passed the VST test to earn her Champion Tracker title! Devon is Deb's SECOND CT! Congratulation to this terrific team and a very talented trainer and handler!
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CDX RN JH AX AXJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) finished his AXJ title.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH AX AXJ XF WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his AX title with a 1st place and earned two more MXF legs.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT DOG! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit AX AXJ OF AD SG (Donna Anderson) finished her AX title.
      • NEW OPEN FAST! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA AXJ OF (Sue Usher) finished his OF with a 4th place, earned his second AX leg with a 1st, and his second MXJ.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One MH MX MXJ WCX OD VCX CCA TT (Gayle Wakins) passed her sixth Master test, giving her three qualifications for the 2012 Master National.
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first Master Hunter leg in her first test.
      • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) earned her 16th QQ.
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 2nd in Exc B Standard.
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) took 4th in Exc B Standard.
      • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) earned her 25th QQ, again with two placements, and an Exc B JWW leg with a 3rd.
      • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his sixth MX leg with a 4th.
      • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his 22nd QQ, again with two placements, as well as another Exc B Standard Q.
      • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM took 3rd in Exc B Standard.
      • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH MX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned another MX leg.
      • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA OAJ OF CGC NJC TN-N (Teri Zgoda) earned his first AXJ leg with a 2nd place.
      • Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH OA OAJ NF CCA (Marcy Burke) earned an AX and AXJ leg with two 2nds.
      • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly CD SH NF WCX OS VCX CCA (Lise Pratt) took 1st place in Open FAST.
      September 29, 2011

      New Titles from the Golden Retriever National Specialty
      • NEW GRCA CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION CERTIFICATE, TRIATHALON AWARD WINNER and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC VCX CCA (Susan Palius) passed the CCA at the 2011 GRCA National Specialty (as well as the WC again), qualified in Exc B Standard on Tuesday and placed in FAST on Monday to qualify for the Triathalon Award and earn the needed conformation point for the GRCA VCX award!
      • NEW GRCA CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION CERTIFICATE and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC VCX CCA (Pat Kavanagh) earned the GRCA's Certificate of Conformation Assessment to qualify for the VCX award, won the Versatility Obedience class with a 197, took 3rd in Open B Obedience, and was on the 2nd place Obedience Team!
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF WC VC CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) passed the WC at the 2011 GRCA National Specialty, which qualified him for the GRCA's VC.
      Golden Retriever National Specialty Accomplishments and News
      • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) earned two QQs at the GR National Specialty.
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) took two 1sts in Exc B FAST, 4th in Exc B Standard, qualified in Exc B JWW and earned their first CDX leg from OPen A!
      • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CDX CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) qualified in Open B at the GR National Specialty.
      • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned a QQQ, qualified in Exc B FAST on the other day, and entered the obedience ring for the first time and qualified in Beginner Novice.
      September 24, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER HUNTER and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One MH MX MXJ WCX OD VCX CCA TT (Gayle Wakins) earned her fifth MH pass to finish her MH title at the Ohio Valley Retriever Club test. This gave her the final points needed for the GRCA VCX.
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT! Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH MX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) may have 9-week old pups but she headed back to the agility ring to earn her final two MX legs, including a 2nd place.
      • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 3! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM3 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her OM3 title recently.
      • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CDX RE JH AX OAJ NF CCA CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his final CDX leg with another 1st places. Two weekends, three legs, WOW!.
      Accomplishments and News September 18, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Journey, MACH Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait (Dana Bourassa) earned her final QQ for her MACH!
      • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 5! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX5 OM5 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) earned her 10th UDX leg in a row, which means she completed 130 consecutive correct performances of individual Open B and Utility B exercises in the obedience ring, took 1st in Utility and 2nd in Open B for another High Combined award.
      Accomplishments and News
      • We have decided on the sire of Chex's last litter. He is Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July JH WC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk). Check it out at on our Puppy Page.
      • Doc's, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) earned QQ #1 and #2 toward his MACH2 with placements in three of his four runs in tough competiton.
      • Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned a QQQ with a 2nd in Exc B FAST
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) qualifed for the 2012 AKC National Agility Championships, earned her 12th QQ, and qualified three times in in Exc B Standard including a 3rd place in a large (50+) class and once in JWW.
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM2 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned 1st in Utility B and 2nd in Open B for High Combined.
      • Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his 21st QQ.
      • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her 25th QQ.
      • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE NAP OJP TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) is back to running in the 20" class and got two QQs with a 3rd in JWW.
      • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) took 2nd in the 80+ dog Exc B Standard class.
      • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae AX OAJ OF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) qualified in Exc B Standard for his first MACH points.
      • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE JH AX OAJ NF CCA CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his first two CDX legs with two 1st places with a 195 and 195.5.
      Celebrations!
      • TheMagic Litter headed to their new homes this weekend. It's hard to believe that their time with us is done. My sincerest thanks to co-breeder, Lise Pratt, and her sister, Marcy Burke, for their amazing efforts raising these puppies. Introducing,
        • Spell, Gaylan's Spellbound Star Catcher, nee Miss Pink, who headed off to Long Island, NY with Sandy Washburn.
        • Brew, Gaylan's Magic Elixir, nee Miss Yellow, who moved to PA with Lee Clark and David Carptenter.
        • Partner, Gaylan's Sorcerer's Apprentice, nee Mr Blue, who headed to MI with Carol Rebbeck and Jan Masica.
        • Fantine, Gaylan's Magic Star, nee Miss Purple, who headed to CT with the Lichter family.
      September 12, 2011--We are having fun with the Magic litter. This weekend was their temperament test, the Puppy Walk and portrait session. Other Gaylan's owners were out and about. Congrats to all!

      New Titles
      • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 5! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX5 OM4 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) took 2nd place in all of her classes this weekend, finishing her UDX 5 and earning more OTCH points.
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM2 RAE TDX JH AX MXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her second QQ, finished her MXJ title and earned two MX legs.
      • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice SH WCX (Jack and Sue Belicka) earned two more Senior Hunter legs to finish his title.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CDX RN JH AX OAJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) finished his AX and his first MX leg with MACH points.
      Accomplishments and News Farewells
      • We lit a candle for Kelly, Gaylan's Celtic Star, beloved companion of Jim and Tammy Murphy and their sons. Kelly was from our Sailing litter and passed away on Aug 29, 2011 from cancer.
      September 5, 2011--I missed updating last week due to Hurrican Irene. Here is the news from the past two weeks!

      New Titles
      • NEW NATIONAL CHAMPION! Not a dog but still a great title! My brother, Bill Watkins, won USA Cycling's Master Criterium. I'm your biggest fan, Bill!
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Jerry, MACH Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) collected the last points he needed to earn his MACH Congrats to Susan and Jerry!
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Tux, MACH Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his 20th QQ making him our most recent MACH. Congratulations to Chris for doing such an amazing job with her first dog, going from first NA leg to MACH in 18 months!
      • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 2! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX2 OM2 RAE TDX JH AX AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) is closing in on her OTCH, finishing her UDX2 and earning a leg toward her UDX3, despite being in a false pregnancy. Poor girl :-(.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT and MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN AX MXJ XF CGC TDI CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) finished his MXJ and AX the same weekend.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH AX NAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott) finished her AX with a 1st place and earned her second OAJ leg with a 2nd place.
      • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CDX RN JH OA OAJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) earned his CDX in one weekend.
      • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Cosby Gaylan's Second City Stand Up JH WC CCA (Linda Nichols) earned his JH title in four tests. He is Linda's first field dog. Big kudos to Linda for giving field a try.
      • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG and HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER Radar, Gaylan's S'M-A-S-H'N Success Can CD JH WCX (Leila Marshall) earned his CD title in one weekend with a High in Trial
      • NEW CANADIAN WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not a Gaggle Can CD JH NA WCX (Frances Holmes) passed the GRCC's WCX test.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CDX CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) took High in Trial twice more with a 199 and a 195 1/2 from Open B.
      • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM4 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) took a 2nd and two 3rds in Utility B and two 3rds in Open B, earning more OTCH points.
      • Zahra's, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) took High in Trial Sunday and won Open B on Saturday.
      • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX MXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) made it to the water blind in her first Amateur field trial stake.
      • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his third MXJ and his fourth and fifth MX legs, with one 2nd place!
      • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned a Super Q on Saturday and a QQ on Sunday.
      August 22, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX MXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) finished her MXJ title and earned her third QQ.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice JH WCX (Jack Belicka) passed the GRCA's WCX test on her first try.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT and OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae AX OAJ OF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) finished his AX title with a 2nd and his OAJ title wiht a 1st place.
      • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA OAJ OF CGC NJC TN-N (Teri Zgoda) finished his Open Jumpers title with a 2nd place.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) made the draw for the AKC National Tracking Invitational. We'll be cheering you on in September!
      • Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) earned his third HRC Finished pass.
      • It was bittersweet to see that Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM5 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) was ranked 4th in Toby-Trigger points and tied with his sister, Ivy, for 7th in High Combined awards by the Golden Retriever Club of America . As much as we miss him, he left Sandy a wonderful legacy of his short life.
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH AX AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her ninth MXJ leg. Ivy is also ranked 9th in Toby-Trigger points and 7th by High Combined awards by the Golden Retriever Club of America.
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) earned a QQQQ, qualifying in Exc B Standard, JWW and FAST, as well as the new Time to Beat (T2B) class, all on the same day! He also qualified in JWW and FAST on another day!
      • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her eighteenth QQ .
      • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) is closing in on his MACH with about 20 points to go after getting another QQ, plus a 4th in FAST and another Standard Q.
      • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) took 2nd in FAST, qualified twice in Exc B Standard and once in T2B T.
      • Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia OAJ NF (Stephanie Schmitter) took 3rd in Open JWW and 3rd in Novice Standard.
      • Khay's, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM4 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) is hitting the stage again, this time in "Fiddler on the Roof." Don't remember a dog in the play? Well check it out!
      August 17, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER HUNTER! Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD MH WCX VC CCA CGC (Carvel Gold) finished his Master Hunter title, making him our tenth Master Hunter.
      • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ XF CGC TDI CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) earned MXJ legs #8 and 9, AX leg #2 with a 1st place and finished his XF title with 1st place.
      • NEW USDAA AGILITY DOG! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA AXJ NF AD CGC (Kelly Gifford) finished his Agility Dog title with 1st in Gamblers and Jumpers. He then Qd and took 2nd place in both Advanced Jumpers and Advanced Snooker.
      • NEW CANADIAN NOVICE AGILITY! Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not a Gaggle Can CD JH NA WC (Frances Holmes) finished her Novice Agility title.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) has had a great year in agility! He is ranked in the Top 25 Golden Retrievers in AKC Agility. He is 17th in Score (QQs + MACH points), 19th in QQs and 21st by speed points! Congratulations to Stephanie and Pilot!!
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH AX AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) won Open B with a 199 and took 4th in Utility B for her seventh UDX2 leg, High Combined and High in Trial, as well as winning Utility B on Sunday.
      • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) was on the winning DAM team at her USDAA trial.
      • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned another QQ with two 1st places and earned another 1st in JWW.
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned another QQ with two 3rd places and took 2nd in another JWW class.
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) qualified twice in Exc B JWW.
      • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA TDX SH OA AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) earned her first AX leg.
      • Flaire, Gaylan's Rockets Red Glare (Maggie Lukiewicz) earned her first Junior Hunter leg.
      August 7, 2011

      • Doc's, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) MACH run video is up on his page. Turn up your volume and rock with Michelle and Doc!
      • Khay's, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM4 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) qualification for the 2012 National Obedience Invitiational is confirmed on the AKC website. Congratulations to John and Khay!
      • Zahra's, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) qualification for the 2012 National Obedience Invitiational is confirmed on the AKC website. Congratulations to Deb and Zahra!.
      • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh) is ranked in the Top 25 All Breeds for the 2012 National Obedience Invitiational thus far this year!
      August 7, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Doc, MACH Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) finished his MACH with lovely runs this weekend. He is also qualified for the 2012 AKC Agility National Championships. Congratulations to Michelle, Henry and Doc!
      Accomplishments and News
      • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh) earned his eighth UDX leg!
      • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned his 30th QQ.
      • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) earned her 24th QQ, again with two placements.
      • Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait MX MXJ (Dana Bourassa) earned another QQ bringing her total to 19!
      • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA AXJ NF (Sue Usher) earned his first MACH points with a Q in Ex B JWW, and won his Ex A STD class.
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH AX AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her first MX leg, her eighth MXJ and her first QQ.
      • Zu, Gaylan's LornaDoone When Dreams Collide CD AX AXJ OF (Jeanne Kaufman) earned his first QQ.
      • Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) earned another QQ.
      • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his second MXJ leg!
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won Exc B JWW and Exc B Standard, just not on the same day :-(.
      • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) took 3rd in Grand Prix and qualified for the USDAA Nationals.
      August 1, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UDX OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) finished her UDX title, took High in Trial with a 199.5 from Open and possibly qualified for the 2012 National Obedience Invitational.
      • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher JH CCA CGC TT (Gayle Watkins) finished her JH and earned a bumper leg.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD SH WCX VC CCA CGC (Carvel Gold) earned his fourth MH leg.
      • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA TT (Gayle Wakins) earned her third MH leg.
      • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh) brought his total up to seven UDX legs and added another High in Trial to his collection!
      • Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM got a Super Q with a 4th in Snooker and 2 4th place Q's in Jumpers and a 4th in Standard.
      • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA OAJ WCX CCA (Blanche Wisniewski) earned her second Senior Hunter leg.
      Celebrations and Farewells
      • We lit a candle for Cricket, Gaylan's First Sgt Cricket JH WCX OD. Thirteen-year old Cricket had suffered a stroke early last year but returned to an active life with excellent care and rehabilitation by Bob and Cathi. After a short illness last week, her spirit passed from this world, leaving us with wonderful memories and her beautiful kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She will be missed.
      July 24, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT! Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UDX JH OA AXJ NJP VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) finished his UDX title and earned his first leg toward his UDX2, as well as lots of OM1 points.
      • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX SH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her Senior Hunter title in her fourth test.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX AXJ MXF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) finished his AX title and qualified in Exc B FAST.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA AXJ NF (Sue Usher) finished his AXJ title with a 4th and earned two OF legs, including a class win.
      • NEW OUTSTANDING DAM! Congratulations to Bizzy, Ambertrail's I Am A Wild Party CAN. MH WCX, owned by Donna LaHaise and dam of our Gamebird litter. Bizzy's qualifying kids are:
        • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH OA NAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott)
        • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA AXJ NF (Sue Usher)
        • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty)
      • NEW CPE TITLE! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI CL3-F (Zoe Beatty) qualified in seven of nine classes with seven 1st places and a new CL3-F title.
      • NEW APDT RALLY CHAMPION AND RL1X! Ace, ARCH Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX AXJ XF RE VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) finished his APDT Rally Championship this weekend, which requires five QQs from Level 1 and Level 2 B classes with scores over 195. Ace also earned his RL1X title.
      • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Spring, Gaylan's MyTGold Rite of Spring CD BN RA CGC TDI (Maddy Mason) finished his Rally Advanced title.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Welcome to our Magic litter! Dart whelped three girls and one boy on July 21, 2011. These pups are sired by Renee Schulte's young Rocky. Follow these pups on their blog at www.gaylansmagiclitter.blogspot.com.
      • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM4 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) qualified for the 2012 AKC National Invitational Obedience Championships at the Houston trials. Khay qualified in all six classes over the weekend, ranking third among the 40 or so eligible dogs!
      • We've updated our Puppies page announcing a late fall breeding for Chex.
      • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) earned her ninth UDX leg with 1sts in both Open B and Utility, High Combined and High in Trial.
      • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) got his seventh QQ with a 1st and 4th place.
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her tenth and eleventh QQs, completing the QQ requirement for the AKC National Championships.
      • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned a QQ, his second MX and his first MXJ leg, and over 30 MACH points his first time in Excellent B. What a start for this young boy!
      • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned another QQ.
      • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) placed 3rd in Exc B JWW.
      • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA TDX SH OA AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) passed the GRCA WCX test again.
      • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH OA NAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott) passed the GRCA WC test again.
      • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CDX CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) won his Dock Dog Diving class with 19' jump.
      July 18, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT AND AKC VERSATILE COMPANION DOG 3! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia VCD3 UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH AX AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her AX title, which qualified her for the AKC's VCD3 award. She also earned her seventh MXJ leg.
      • NEW AGILITY DOG EXCELLENT! Zu, Gaylan's LornaDoone When Dreams Collide CD AX AXJ OF (Jeanne Kaufman) finished his AXJ title.
      • NEW NOVICE FAST! Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia OAJ NF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished her NF title with a 1st and 2nd and earned an NA leg with a 1st place.
      • NEW USDAA STARTED JUMPERS! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA AXJ NF SJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) won the Starter Jumpers class to finish his SJ title.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Our congratulations to the two Gaylan's dogs invited to the AKC National Tracking Championship in September. Our invitees are Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) and Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH OA NAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott). These are our first NTC dogs!
      • We've updated our Puppies page with upcoming breedings for Dreamer and Scoop.
      • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh) won two Open B classes with 198 1/2 scores and Utility B with a 199 to take High Combined and High in Trial!
      • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned two QQQs, including a 3rd in FAST.
      • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her seventeenth QQ and earned another MXJ Q!
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) took a 1st and 4th in Exc B FAST and qualified in Exc B Standard twice!
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) qualified twice in Exc B Standard and once in Exc B JWW with some nice fast runs.
      • Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) earned an MX and MXJ leg.
      • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) WON the Exc B Standard class.
      • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) was the 1st and 2nd fastest dog in Time2Beat, earned his first AX leg with a 1st place, earned his seventh MXJ legs.
      • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH OA NAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott) qualified four of six runs in CPE agility with a 1st in Jumpers and a 2nd in Wildcard.
      • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA TDX SH OA AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) qualified in four of six runs in CPE agility.
      Celebrations and Farewells
      • We said farewell to ten-year old Jimmy, Gaylan's Flyte Commander (Gloria and Mike White) due to a blood clot after a brief illness and surgery. Our sincerest condolences to the White family on their loss.
      • We wished a Happy 4th Birthday to the Fire litter:
        • MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA CGC TDI MAD
        • Gaylan's Fire When Ready UDT JH AX AXJ XF RN WC (multiple HIT winner)
        • Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC
        • Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX GN RN JH WCX TT CGC (multiple HIT winner)
        • Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (multiple HIT winner, 200 score)
        • Gaylan's Fireball CD RE JH OA OAJ NF CCA CGC Therapy Dog
        • U-CD Gaylan's Ready Aim Fire CD
        • Gaylan's Precious
      July 11, 2011

      Accomplishments and News
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 1st and 2nd in Exc B JWW.
      • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) earned a Grand Prix leg and took three 2nd places in other runs in USDAA agility.
      July 11, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX AXJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his AXJ title and earned his first MX leg and MACH points.
      • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER and GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX JH MX MXJ VCX CCA CGC (Carol Stepczuk) finished her JH title, which gave her enough points to qualify for the GRCA's VCX award, which requires points in field, conformation and performance events.
      • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly JH OA NAJ NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) finished her Junior Hunter title.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat McKinney) earned her 23rd QQ and qualified for the 2012 AKC Agility National Championships.
      • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned yet another QQ.
      • Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice JH WC (Jack Belicka) earned his second Senior Hunter leg.
      • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA OAJ WCX CCA (Blanche Wisniewski) earned her first Senior Hunter leg.
      Celebrations and Farewells
      • As hard as it is to believe, we said goodbye to Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM5 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC after a brief illness. Only three years old, this young dog accomplished much in his lifetime and touched many people. Our sincerest condolences to Catcher's owner, Sandy and Roger Washburn, co-breeder, Lise Pratt, and Catcher's many friends and fans. He will be missed.
      • We wished a Happy 4th Birthday to the Irish litter:
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX OAJ MXF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX
        • Jamie, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit OA AXJ XF AD SG
        • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ OF CGC NJC TN-N
        • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle RA OA NAJ CCA
      July 6, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW USDAA ADVANCED AGILITY DOG and ADVANCED STANDARD AGILITY! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AAD ASA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her USDAA ASA title and then did a great job in Advanced Snooker to earn that last leg for her AAD title.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Dice, Can GMH MOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD MH WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX OBHF (Pam Martin) passed his 16th consecutive Master test, bringing his total Master passes to 23!
      • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned a QQ with double placements from the 26" class.
      • Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice JH WC (Jack Belicka) earned his first Senior Hunter leg.
      • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) earned her third Junior Hunter leg.
      Celebrations and Farewells
      • Happy 9th birthday to our Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA (Gayle Watkins), who celebrated by running a wonderful Master hunt test, even if we didn't get a ribbon! Eleven birds was a great birthday present for Una!
      • Happy 6th birthday to Una's first litter, our Gambling litter! Today, they are:
        • Gaylan's Gamblers Choice CD MH WCX TT***
        • Gaylan's Royal Flush MH WCX**
        • Can GMH MOTCh Gaylan's High Roller TD WCX GRCC VCX OHOF Am. MH CDX WCX CCA VC
        • Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA CGC
        • Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CDX RE JH MX AXJ XF VCX CCA CL2F CL2H RL3 CGC TDI
        • Gaylan's Going to the River AX AXJ CGC
        • Gaylan's Stony Creek Gambler CD, CGC
        • Gaylan's Wager Feodor P Palius OF NAP NJP NFP CGC
      • Happy 2nd birthday to Una's grandkids, Risk's pups, our 4th of July litter.
        • Gaylan's S.P.arkler of Gold CDX CGC TDI
        • Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July JH WC
        • Gaylan's Rockets Red Glare
        • Gaylan's American Revolution
        • Gaylan's Give Me Liberty
        • Gaylan's Fireworks Over the Hudson
        • Gaylan's Mississippi Gambler
        • Gaylan's July 4th Razzmatazz
        • Gaylan's All American Huggy Bear
      June 26, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 1! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD OM1 OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) earned her OM1 and came home wiht her seventh and eighth UDX legs.
      • NEW NOVICE AGILITY PREFERRED and OPEN JWW PREFERRED! Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE NAP OJP TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) stuck her contacts so she could finish her NAP title, as well as her OAJ title.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) qualified for the 2011 Master National Retriever Championship with six Master passes since last August! Congratulations to Julie for this great accomplishment!
      • Roy, Gaylan's Royal Flush MH WCX** (Charlie and Lauran Mancuso) qualified for the 2011 Master National Retriever Championship going six for six in Master tests this year after a three-year layoff.
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned QQs #16 and 17 with a 2nd, two 3rds and a 4th place.
      • Though under the weather, Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM5 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) earned his sixth UDX4 leg with a 199.5+ for 2nd in Open B.
      • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his ninth UDX leg.
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) is up to five MXJ legs, adding three this weekend with 2nd and 4th placements, and earned her second AX leg with a 1st.
      • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) earned his fifth and sixth MXJ legs.
      • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CDX CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) debuted in Open B and took 3rd with a 196.
      • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae OA NAJ OF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) has earned two AX legs with 1st places.
      • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ OF CGC NJC TN-N (Teri Zgoda) got to play NADAC agility with his junior handler, Teri. They qualified in four of six runs with two 1sts.
      Celebrations and Farewells
      • Happy 3rd birthday to the Comedy litter
        • Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch A Rising Star UDX3 OM5 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC
        • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC OBHF
        • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CDX TD MX AXJ XF CGC
        • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA AXJ NF SSA CGC
        • Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC; Can CDX JH WCI
        • Radar, Gaylan's S' M-A-S-H 'n Success Can JH, WCX
        • Griffin, Gaylan's Siriusly Not Joking CCA
        • Cosby, Gaylan's Second City Stand Up WC CCA (
        • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AD SSA AG CGC
      • Farewell to Cruiser, MACH Wingmaster's Bearboat Cruiser UD JH WCX VCX ADHF CCA CGC, sire of our Sailing litter. Cruiser passed away at 15+ years of age. We send our deepest condolences to Elise and Bob Kremer on their loss of this wonderful boy.
      June 19, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER HUNTER! Dice, Can GMH MOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD MH WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX OBHF (Pam Martin) finished his American Master Hunter title in six straight tests.
      • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 2! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM2 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her OM2 title recently.
      • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ XF (Al Lamphere) recently won her Exc A FAST class to finish her title and won the Exc B Standard class.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH AX AXJ XF WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his AX title with a 1st place and earned another MXF leg.
      • NEW USDAA ADVANCED GAMBLER! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AD SSA AG CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her USDAA AG title last weekend and had a perfect AKC weekend, this weekend, bringing her total up to nine QQs.
      • NEW COURSING ABILITY TITLE! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM4 RAE3 TD MX MXJ MXF CA CCA (John Runnels) earned the first Gaylan's title in a new AKC event, coursing for non-sighthounds. You can read more about this new sport here.
      • NEW CANADIAN JUNIOR HUNTER! Bourbon, Gaylan's Old Kentucky Rifle Can. JH WC (Annice Barashcuk) finished his Junior Hunter title and earned an extra leg for good measure.
      Accomplishments and News
      • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire MH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) passed the Shoreline Master test this weekend.
      • Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) earned his second UKC Finished pass.
      • Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM5 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) earned his second Exc A FAST leg with a 1st place. Catcher is also ranked #12 in the Front and Finish obedience HIT listing for 2010.
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 3rd in Exc B Standard class and earned another MXF leg with a 2nd place.
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her third Senior Hunter leg.
      • Cosby Gaylan's Second City Stand Up WC CCA (Linda Nichols) passed his third JH test.
      Celebrations and Farewells
      • Happy 8th birthday to Chex, MACH Gaylan's Party of One CD SH WCX OD VCX CCA CGC
      • Happy 7th birthday to our Kentucky Derby litter:
          • Gaylan's Winning Colors MH WCX, "Skye"
          • MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA HP-O PS1, "Pilot"
          • Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam UDX4 OM4 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 VCD2 CA CCA CGC, "Khay"
          • Gaylan's Dark Star's Ryder CDX CGC, "Ryder"
          • Gaylan's Behave Yourself RL1, "Romeo"
          • Gaylan's Elwood Push to Win, "Woody"
          • Gaylan's Strike the Gold, "Striker"
          • Gaylan's Pink Star, "Daisy"
          • Gaylan's Daystar, "Komet"
      June 14, 2011 I've been tied up with work and Canine Health Event's big fundraising weekend at the Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club's agility trial so haven't gotten all the news up in a few weeks. Here goes:

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Winee, MACH Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA OF NJP CCA MAD SAM finished her MACH in front of a home crowd and Winee's very proud breeders. Congratulations to this terrific team!
      • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 5! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM5 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his OM5 title.
      • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 4! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM4TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) finished her OM4!
      • NEW MASTER AGILITY! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD MX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her MX title.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH AX OAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) won his Excellent A Standard class to complete his AX title.
      • NEW OPEN AGILITY DOG! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit OA AXJ OF AD SG (Donna Anderson) finished her OA title with a 1st place and earned her first AX leg with another 1st.
      • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly OA NAJ NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) finished her OA title with a 2nd place, earned her first Open JWW leg with a 2nd placement, and earned an OF leg with a 2nd place.
      • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia OAJ (Stephanie Schmitter) finished her OAJ title with a 1st and 2nd.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH NA NAJ WCX (Vicki Schmidt) passed the GRCA's Working Certificate Excellent test.
      • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE!
      • Cosby Gaylan's Second City Stand Up WC CCA (Linda Nichols) passed the GRCA Working Certificate.
      • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE JUMPER! Trix, Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal NA NAJ (Nicole Merriman) finished both his NA and NAJ his second weekend out with some beautiful runs.
      • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS PREFERRED! Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE NJP TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) finished her Novice Preferred Jumpers title, NJP, with two 1sts and one 2nd, and picked up a NAP leg. .
      Accomplishments and News
      • Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) passed the Master Hunt test and earned his first UKC Finished pass.
      • Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD SH WCX VC CCA CGC (Carvel Gold) earned his third MH leg.
      • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) took two more High in Trials and two High Combineds for her fifth and sixth UDX legs and more OTCH points!
      • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) was a member of the 7th place Team at the USDAA Regionals and qualified for the Nationals in Team and Grand Prix!
      • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her seventh QQQ, bringing her QQ total to 16!
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) earned another QQQ and Q'd twice more in FAST!
      • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 22nd QQ.
      • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) qualified in Exc B Standard.
      • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA OAJ NF (Sue Usher) earned his second Ex A JWW leg with a 1st place.
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her second Senior Hunter leg.
      • Radar, Gaylan's S'M-A-S-H'N Success Can JH WCX (Leila Marshall) earned his first Canadian SH leg.
      June 4, 2011

      New Titles
      • NEW MASTER HUNTER! Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire MH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) finished his Master Hunter title at the Hudson Highlands test! Scorch is Maggie's first upper-level field dog and she has done a great job with him. So great that Jan and Leon Thompson came from Michigan to cheer them on. Congratulations to Maggie and Scorch on this great accomplishment.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM4 AX AXJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his AXJ with a 1st place and earned his first Excellent FAST (1st place) and MXJ (4th place) legs.
      • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CDX RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her CDX and earned a bumper leg, both with 2nd places, in the heat and humidity.
    Celebrations and Farewells
    • Happy 11th birthday to Corey, U-CD LornaDoone Encore Encore CDX SH MX MXJ NF WCX OD VCX CCA! Corey is a very special girl and is dam of Tango and our Wind and Dream litters.
    • Happy 10th birthday to our Flying litter:
      • Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX MH WCX CCA CGC TDI
      • MACH; Can CH. Gaylan's Born to Fly CD SH NF WCX OS VCX ADHF CCA
      • U-CH U-CD U-AGII C-ATCH Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD JH MX MXJ OF RA WC VC CCA (OD)
      • U-Ch U-CD Gaylan's Charlies Angels Fly CD RA NJP CCA NJC-JH CGC TDI
      • Gaylan's Flying Dragon OA AXJ CGC
      • Gaylan's Sparks A Flyin' TD JH WC
      • Gaylan's Fly Like an Eagle
      • Gaylan's Gone Fly Fishing
      • Gaylan's Flyte Commander
    • Happy 7th birthday to our Baseball litter:
      • Gaylan's Who's On First CCA
      • Gaylan's Steeling Home NA FDCH-S TDI CGC
    June 3, 2011--It's been hopping around here so I'm late getting the news up but huge congratulations to all of the Gaylan's dogs and owners who were out playing this weekend. For those who are interested, both Chex and Dart have been bred so we are hoping for pups in late July.

    New Titles
    • NEW GRCA OBEDIENCE DOG HALL OF FAME! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD OBHF CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) took another High in Trial, which put her in the GRCA's Obedience Dog Hall of Fame. The OBHF requires a dog to have a UD and five High in Trials. Congratulations to Deb and Zahra!
    • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Ace, Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX JH MX AXJ XF RE VCX CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) finished his JH title, which earned him the final points he needed for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate Excellent. Congratulations to Ace and Phyllis!
    • NEW OPEN FAST! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA TDX SH OA AXJ OF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) earned her OF title with a 3rd place and her second MXJ leg.
    • NEW NOVICE FAST! Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH OA NAJ NF WC (Deb Abbott) finished her Novice FAST title with a 2nd place.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM4 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) took another High in Trial and two High Combined awards to bring his total to 21 HITs and 18 HC.
    • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM1 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) won the Open B obedience class and then earned her fourth UDX2 legs with two 2nd places.
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her 19th QQ.
    • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned another QQ plus a Standard Q.
    • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) won the Exc B JWW class!
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 21st QQ.
    • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) earned his fourth MXJ leg.
    • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AD SSA SG CGC (Kristen Cowell) qualified in both Exc B Standard and Exc B JWW with some lovely runs.
    • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX OAJ MXF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) took 2nd in Exc B FAST.
    • Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection CGC (Carrie Neyland) earned two Rally Novice legs from Novice A.
    Celebrations and Farewells
    • Happy 7th birthday to Wind litter:
      • UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA,
      • MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TD MXF ADHF CCA TN-N CGC TDI (ADHF)
      • OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'er ThDoone UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA
      • Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC
      • Gaylan's Fly Like The Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD VC CCA
      • Gaylan's Miss Raspberry Mistral
      • Gaylan's Desert Wind CGC
      • Gaylan's Maui Breeze
      • Gaylan's Adirondack Mtn Wind
    • We bid farewell to two wonderful dogs recently:
      • Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF AXP OJP WC CCA VCX ADHF PD2 PK1. Brig was owned and loved by Paula and Mike. Truly an old soul, Brig was a willing partner in all that Paula asked of him--agility, field, traking. He particularly loved to track, whether in competition or not and left Paula with a huge collection of momentoes from the woods.
      • Allure, Lookout Mystery at Gaylans MX MXJ. Allure was owned and loved by Al and Irene Lamphere. Lulu and Al were quite a team in the agility ring. Sweet and funny, Allure always kept us laughing but pull out a tennis ball and you saw the real competitor come out. She will be missed.
    May 23, 2011

    New Titles
    • Five Gaylan's dogs entered the NJ Pine Barren GRC's Certificate of Conformation Assessment under breeder-judges Cindy Partridge, Janice Provenzano and Cindy Williamson (Lycinan). All five dogs earned their CCA titles:
      • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD JH MXF TQX WC VCX ADHF CCA (Stephanie Schmitter) earned both his CCA and the GRCA's coveted Versatility Certificate Excellent (VCX)!
      • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ VC ADHF CCA (Michelle Foster) earned both his CCA and the GRCA's Versatility Certificate (VC)!
      • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE JH AX OAJ NF CCA CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his CCA.
      • Drake, Gaylan's Son of a Goose JH CCA (Lise Pratt) earned his CCA.
      • Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher CCA CGC TT (Gayle Watkins) earned her CCA.
    • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA AXJ XF WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his XF title, earned his first MXF leg and earned another MXJ leg with a 3rd place.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH OA OAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) won his Open Standard class to complete his OA title and won his Excellent JWW class for his first AXJ leg.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG AND BEGINNER NOVICE! Spring, Gaylan's MyTGold Rite of Spring CD BN RN CGC TDI finished his CD with a 191 for 3rd place and his BN with a 199 and a 196 1/2 for two 1sts..
    • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) finished her Rally Novice title with a 94.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM4 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) earned three High in Trials and a High Combined.
    • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her fifth and sixth QQQs, with a 1st in FAST, bringing her QQ total to 15!
    • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) brought his QQ total to 15!.
    • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) WON the Exc B JWW class.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first Senior Hunter leg and her seventh (2nd place) and eighth MXJ legs.
    • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his seventh and eighth UDX legs.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) qualified twice in Exc B Standard, once with a 3rd place.
    • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt) took 3rd in Open B obedience.
    • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM1 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her second and third UDX2 legs with 2nd places in all classes.
    • In her first three weekends of showing in the Obedience B classes, Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) has earned two of the three 1st places needed for her OTCH, three UDX legs, 22 OTCH points, a High in Trial and two High Combined awards.
    • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly NA NAJ NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) earned her second Open Standard leg with a 3rd place.
    May 17, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW OPEN FAST! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ OF CGC NJC TN-N (Sue Zgoda) finished his OF title with a 2nd place.
    • NEW NOVICE FAST! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA OAJ NF (Sue Usher) finished his NF title with a 1st place.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) passed the Master Hunt test this weekend.
    • Roy, Gaylan's Royal Flush MH WCX** (Charlie and Lauran Mancuso) passed the Master Hunt test.
    • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned two more QQs and two MXF legs!
    • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ OF (Al Lamphere) earned her eleventh QQ.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her sixth MXJ leg with a 2nd place.
    • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM1 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her first AX leg, her second MXJ leg and two Novice FAST legs.
    • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX GN RN JH WCX TT CGC (Rosie Higdon) earned a bumper JH leg.
    • Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia NAJ (Stephanie Schmitter) qualified twice in Novice JWW for two bumper legs, earned her first OAJ leg and her first NF leg with a 2nd place.
    • Radar, Gaylan's S'M-A-S-H'N Success Can JH WCX (Leila Marshall) earned two Canadian CD legs with a 197 1/2 in each class for 1st place.
    • Trix, Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal (Nicole Merriman) debuted in agility and earned two NA legs with a 1st and 4th, an NAJ leg with a 1st and two NF legs with two 1sts. What a great start!
    May 8, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UDX OM1 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) completed her UDX in 11 shows with six High Combined awards and three High in Trials. New video up on her page.
    • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT! Ace, Gaylan's Ace In The Hole CDX MX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC TDI (Phyllis Covino) finished his MX title and earned his eighth MXJ leg.
    • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue MX MXJ OF AD SSA SG CGC (Kristen Cowell) took 3rd in Exc B JWW to finish her MX title and earned another Q in JWW. New video up on her page.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY and OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Schmidt) finished his OA and OAJ and earned his first AX and AXJ legs.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY and OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH OA OAJ NF CCA (Marcy Burke) earned her OA and OAJ with two 1st places.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH NA OAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his OAJ title with a 2nd place and won his Time 2 Beat class.
    • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance RA TDX SH OA AXJ NF WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) finished her Rally Advanced title with a 3rd place.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed his 21st Master Hunt test.
    • Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) passed the Master Hunt test this weekend.
    • Roy, Gaylan's Royal Flush MH WCX** (Charlie and Lauran Mancuso) passed the Master Hunt test.
    • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) took HIT with a 198 from Open B at the Lenape GRC Specialty and then earned her second UDX leg with a Utility 1st (197 1/2) and an Open B 2nd (196 1/2) for High Combined.
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her 18th QQ.
    • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ OF (Al Lamphere) earned her tenth QQ. Halfway there!
    • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned her fourth QQ, her seventh MX leg and another MXJ leg.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won the Exc B Standard class.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 2nd in the Exc B JWW class.
    • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA OAJ (Sue Usher) won the Exc A Std class for his first AX leg and took 2nd for his second NF leg.
    • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) earned her second RN leg.
    • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA AXJ NF CGC (Kelly Gifford) qualified in and won Starter Snooker and Jumpers.
    May 1, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UD OM1 RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her OM1 and earned her ninth UDX leg with a 198 1/2 and 197 1/2 with Open and a 196 1/2 and 195 in Utility for High in Trial and two High Combineds.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CDX CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) finished his CDX with a 199 1/2, a 197 and two 1st places.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) got his fourteenth QQ with a Std 2nd and JWW 4th and another JWW leg with a 3rd. Tux also qualified for the 2012 AKC Agility National Championships.
    • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ ADHF (Michelle Foster) earned QQs #15 and 16!
    • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned his 24th QQ.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned two MXJ B legs with 1st and 3rd place.
    • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CDX AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his ninth MX leg.
    • Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM4 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) earned his first two AXJ legs with two 1sts and an MX leg with a 3rd.
    • Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH NA NAJ NF CCA (Marcy Burke) earned her first OA leg and her second OAJ leg, both with 1sts.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her second CDX leg with another 1st place.
    • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX GN RN JH WCX TT CGC (Rosie Higdon) earned a bumper JH leg.
    • Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher CGC TT (Gayle Watkins) passed the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test.
    Celebrations
    • Happy 6th birthday to our Music litter:
      • Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA 2010 & 2011 American Master National Qualifier
      • Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX
      • Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP VCX CCA CGC
      • Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN JH NA OAJ WC VC CCA CL1-S,F CGC
      • Gaylan's Sound of Music RL1
      • Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice NAJ CCA CL-1
      • Gaylan's Symphony (hunting companion)
      • Gaylan's Fenway Harp CCA CGC TDI
      • Gaylan's Lucida's Irish Flue
    April 27, 2011--More news from the weekend!

    New Titles
    • More details on NEW UTILITY DOG! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh) finished his UD in his first three attempts with three 1st places with all scores in the 190s. He then earned a bumper leg in his fourth trial with another 1st. Bang has also been doing agility and is up to seven MX and seven MXJ legs.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG! Bryce, Gaylan's Duck Duck Goose CD BN (Pat Carrather) earned his CD title with three 1st places. He has also earned his Beginner Novice title and is competing in Rally.
    • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia NAJ (Stephanie Schmitter) finished her NAJ her second weekend out with a 1st and 2nd places.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned another QQ with two 1sts!
    • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ OF (Al Lamphere) earned her ninth QQ.
    April 21, 2011--I am behind with the news because I headed to the mid-west to visit two of the boys we are using for stud this summer, as well as some other wonderful dogs and owners. Despite a broken-down van, we had a wonderful time in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    New Titles
    • NEW GRCA CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ NF RN WCX VCX CCA (Deb Abbott) earned the GRCA's CCA award under breeder-judges Marcia Schelehr, Maureen Shaughnessy and Teresa Kocher. The CCA gave Devon enough points for the GRCA's VCX award.
    • NEW UTILITY DOG! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready UD TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh) finished his UD with a 1st place.
    • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. CDX JH WCI (Jill Brown) finished her Canadian CDX with lovely scores.
    • NEW EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA AXJ NF CGC (Kelly Gifford) returned to the ring after a layoff and finished his AXJ title and earned his first OF leg with a 3rd place.
    • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Giffin, Gaylan's Siriusly Not Joking CCA (Kristen Vanness) earned the GRCA's CCA award under breeder-judges Marcia Schelehr, Maureen Shaughnessy and Teresa Kocher.
    • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA OAJ (Sue Usher) finished his Open JWW title with a 2nd place and took 1st in Novice FAST.
    • NEW OPEN JWW PREFERRED! Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF AXP OJP WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) finished his OAP title with a 1st place and High Scoring Golden award. He also got two 1st places in EXC B Standard Preferred. One of these runs got him High Scoring Golden in all Exc B Standard classes, regular and preferred!
    • NEW RALLY NOVICE and USDAA STARTERS GAMBLERS! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer RN AX OAJ MXF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N SG (Sandy Ziemski) finished his RN with two 99s for 1st place each time and earned his Starters Gamblers title.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed his 20th Master Hunter test and qualified for the 2011 Master National.
    • Roy, Gaylan's Royal Flush MH WCX** (Charlie and Lauran Mancuso) passed the Master at the Backwater RC test.
    • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned another QQ.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned QQ #14 with a 1st and 3rd place.
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) qualified twice in Exc B JWW with two 2nd places.
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned a QQQ and another JWW leg.
    • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) got his thirteenth QQ and another JWW leg.
    • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CDX AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his third QQ, bringing him to eight MX legs (4th place) and seven MXJ legs.
    • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned his 23rd QQ and spare JWWs and Standard Qs, as well as taking a 4th in Exc B FAST.
    • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) earned her first UDX leg and OTCh points, plus two more UD legs.
    • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA SG CGC (Kristen Cowell) ran USDAA agility and earned two Qs with two 2nds in Advanced Gamblers, a Q and a 1st place in Advanced Pairs, and a Q and a 1st place in Advanced Jumpers.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first CDX leg with a 1st place and her fifth MXJ leg with a 2nd place.
    • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UD RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her second MXJ leg with a 4th place and an incredible run where she saved a jump. Good dog, Ivy! Video is up on her page.
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH NA NAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned two OA legs with two 1st places.
    • Spring, Gaylan's MyTGold Rite of Spring RN CGC TDI earned two Novice B obedience and two Beginner Novice legs with three placements, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
    • Trix, Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal (Jay Merriman) earned his first Junior Hunter leg.
    • Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia (Stephanie Schmitter) debuted in agility and earned her first NAJ leg with a 2nd place.
    Celebrations
    • Happy 13th birthday to the remaining members of our West Point litter:
      • Cadee, U-CD Gaylans West Point Cadet UDX SH WCX CCA VC
      • Dauber, Gaylan's West Point Whistler UD RAE JH WC FMX CGC HIT
      • Kindling, Gaylan's Reveille at Fernside CDX NJP NAP TDX
      • Cricket, Gaylans First Sgt Cricket JH WCX CGC OD
      • Riley, Gaylan's Shades of Grey TDI CGC
    April 10, 2011

    New Titles
    • NEW GRCC OBEDIENCE HALL OF FAME! Dice, Can GMH MOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX OBHF(Pam Martin) entered the GRCC Obedience Hall of Fame a few weeks ago. This weekend, he earned two more GMOTCH legs, with two more High in Trials, one from Utility and one from Open. Dice has only shown four times this year and earned a GMOTCH leg each time. Alas though, the field calls so he'll be back to training in Master for a while. Congratulations are also due to Pam and breeder Pat Swallows, Topmast Goldens, on the major that Bonny picked up this weekend!
    • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT FAST! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer AX OAJ MXF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) finished his MXF title.
    • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT FAST! Hot on the heels of passing the VST, becoming a CT and earning his first UD leg, Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ MXF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) headed back to the agility ring and finished his MXF title.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG and AKC VCD1! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover CD RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her CD title with a 197 and 1st place. She then went on to earn two bumper legs with a 198 (2nd place) and a 196 (1st place). Her CD gave Keeper the AKC's Versatile Companion 1 title, too. Video is up on her page.
    • NEW CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY DOG! Spring, Gaylan's MyTGold Rite of Spring RN CGC TDI passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen and the Therapy Dog International tests.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Roy, Gaylan's Royal Flush MH WCX** (Charlie and Lauran Mancuso) passed the Master at the Bootheel RC test.
    • After a long hiatus from agility while he pursued his OTCH, Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM4 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) earned MX leg #2 with a 1st place and 40 more MACH points!
    • And after an equally long absense from the agility ring, Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 1st in Exc B Standard for 54 more MACH points.
    • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned another Exc JWW Q!
    • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) earned his first CDX leg with a 197 for 1st place.
    • Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Schmidt) took HIT at an obedience trial and earned two OA and OAJ legs, with a 1st and three 2nds.
    • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ NF RN WCX (Deb Abbott) won her USDAA P1 Standard class and took 3rd in Jumpers.
    • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) took 2nd in her USDAA P1 Standard class and won the Jumpers class.
    Celebrations and Farewells April 3, 2011--Many Gaylan's folks were off to the AKC Agility National Championships this weekend. Congratulations to all of them on their performances!

    New Titles
    • NEW CHAMPION TRACKER! Castle, CT; U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA AX MXJ XF CCA (Chuck Dilorio) passed the AKC Variable Surface Tracking (VST) test on his first attempt, making Castle our second CHAMPION TRACKER! Congratulations to Chuck and Mariann on this terrific accomplishment.
    • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 3! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX3 OM4 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his UDX3.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT and VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Dice, Can GMH MOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CDX WCX VC CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) earned his American CDX title in one weekend.
    Accomplishments and News
    • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ ADHF (Michelle Foster) placed 4th overall in the 26" ISC classes at the AKC Agility Nationals and qualified Saturday and Sunday!
    • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) placed 5th overall in the 24" ISC classes, and 8th place in the 3rd (Hybrid) round at the AKC Agility Nationals.
    • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) qualified in all three rounds at the AKC Agility Nationals. GO MAKAI!!!!
    • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) qualified Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning at the AKC Agility Nationals .
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM qualified Saturday and Sunday morning at the AKC Agility Nationals .
    • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ OF (Al Lamphere) earned her not one but TWO QQs, bringing her total to eight.
    • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took 2nd twice in Exc B Standard and 1st in Exc B FAST with a perfect score.
    • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned a QQQ. 3rdQQ & 8th MX leg with a 4th place & 7th MXJ leg.
    • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) earned his second MXJ leg.
    • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ NF CGC NJC TN-N (Sue Zgoda) earned his first OAJ leg with a 2nd place.
    • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ NF RN WCX (Deb Abbott) qualified in CPE Fullhouse and Snooker with a 2nd and 3rd place.
    • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) qualified in CPE Fullhouse and Colors with 1st places, Standard with a 3rd and Snooker with a 4th.
    • Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not a Gaggle Can CD JH WC (Frances Holmes) earned her first Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers legs with 1st places.
    For more news, go to Old News



  • Where you'll find us!
  • June 8-10, 2012--CHE/SBGRC Agility Trial, CT
  • June 22-26, 2012--In MI for the Gaylan's Field Workshop with Carol Cassity, Pam Martin and Bruce Hiscoke

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