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March 28, 2011--I missed a week of News due to work demands. Happy Spring everyone!

New Titles
  • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 4! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX2 OM4 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his OM4.
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream MX MXJ OF (Al Lamphere) finished her MX this weekend.
  • NEW UTILITY DOG! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky UD CCA CGC (Deb D'Elia) earned her UD title in her first four trials with four 1st places! It just doesn't get any better than that!
  • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG! Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not a Gaggle Can CD JH WC (Frances Holmes) finished her Canadian CD with placements for all legs.
  • NEW AGILITY PREFERRED! Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF AXP OJP WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) is hard to keep up with these days. He has flown through his preferred titles and now has his AXP!
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH NA NAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his NA with a 1st place.
Accomplishments and News
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UD RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) now has seven UDX legs in eight trials with more High in Trials, including a 199+, another High Combined, and all of the 1sts she needs for her OTCH.
  • Dice, Can GMH MOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) earned his first two GMOTCH legs, including a High in Trial from Utility.
  • Castle, Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo VCD2 RE TDX AX MXJ XF CCA; Can CD (Chuck Dilorio) earned his first UD leg with a 1st place.
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned another QQ with a 2nd in Standard and a 3rd in JWW.
  • 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 second QQ and an additional MX leg. He is up to seven MX and six MXJ legs.
  • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her 15th and 16th QQs.
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) got his twelfth QQ.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her fourth MXF leg with a 4th place and Q'd in Exc B Standard.
  • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) qualified twice each in Exc B FAST and Exc B JWW.
  • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset SH AX AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) earned his sixth MXJ leg and another MXF leg.
  • Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Schmidt) headed back to the obedience ring, taking 1st in Novice B and a 199 and a tie for High in Trial!
  • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer AX OAJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) qualified in USDAA Steeplechase (placing 8th), Starters Standard and twice in Starters Gamblers.
  • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ NF RN WCX (Deb Abbott) earned her second Rally Advanced leg with a 1st place!
  • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) earned her first Rally Novice leg with a 1st place.
  • Some of our dogs have ventured into some new sports recently. Congrats to these owners on their new adventures.
    • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) has taken up lurecoursing. I'll try to get some photos posted soon.
    • Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection CGC (Carrie Neyland) is trying Dock Diving. Check out her video here .
    • Abbie, Gaylan's Southern Charm (Jennie Kiefer) is doing Nose Work.
March 14, 2011

New Titles
  • NEW UPLAND HUNTER! Traveler, UH Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) earned his UKC Upland Hunter title in four straight tests.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour OA NAJ (Sue Usher) finished his Open Agility title with a 2nd place and earned his second OAJ leg with a 2nd place.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE AGILITY JUMPER! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Schmidt) finished both his NA and NAJ titles in two weekends with six 1st places!
  • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly NA NAJ NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) finished her NAJ title with two 1sts and a 2nd and earned her first Open Standard leg with a 2nd place.
Accomplishments and News
  • 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 7th MXF leg with a 2nd place and his 5th MX leg.
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UD RAE TDX JH OA AXJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her second and third UDX legs with another High in Trial and High Combined, a 1st and 2nd place in Open B, and a 2nd and 3rd place in Utility.
  • Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 3rd in Exc B JWW.
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) qualified in Exc B JWW, which may not seem like a big accomplishment for this fabulous team, but it is. Makai suffered a yet-undiagnosed neurological event about three weeks ago and her prospects looked grim. Gail asked for aggressive treatment and lo and behold, she and Makai ran again this weekend. Our thanks to Gail and Makai for reminding us that every day, run and event with our dogs should be special. It is all about the journey, not the destination!
  • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius) earned his 20th and 21st QQ.
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 1st and 3rd in Exc B Standard.
  • 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!
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA SG CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her seventh QQ with a 3rd for her ninth MX leg.
  • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned a QQQ and a QQ with a 1st in FAST.
  • Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. CD JH WCI (Jill Brown) won a run-off with her housemate Ditto to take 2nd place with a 198 for her first Canadian CDX leg. It's not often you get to run off against yourself in obedience :-) .
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) passed the AKC Tracking Dog test again.
  • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH NAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) got his second NA leg with a 1st place.
  • Slider, Gaylan's Steeling Home NA FDCH-G TDI CGC (Kathy Gilligan) took 1st place in USDAA P1 Starters Standard for a Q, and two 2nd places in Jumpers for another Q.
March 10, 2011--Andy and I snuck off to Spain for a few weeks while the Gaylan's folks back home were plenty busy. Congrats to all!

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION AND MASTER FAST! Tango, MACH; UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD RE SH MXF WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished her MACH in grand style with beautiful runs and finished her Master FAST title. Congratulations to this fabulous team!
  • NEW CANADIAN MASTER OTCH, OTCHX AND HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER! Dice, Can GMH MOTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) finished his OTCHX and MOTCH while winning High in Trial.
  • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 4! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX4 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) finished her UDX4 by taking four 2nds and a 3rd in Utility B and a 1st and two 3rds in Open B!
  • NEW UTILITY DOG AND AGILITY EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia UD RAE TDX JH AX OAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her UD by taking 1st and 2nd out of Utility B, 2nd and 3rd out of Open B, taking High Combined, and earning her first UDX leg and OTCh point.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA AXJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) finished his AXJ title with a 1st place, earned an XF leg with a 1st place and then earned his first MXJ leg for his first 10 MACH points.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE JH AX OAJ NF CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his AX title and earned his first MX leg.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST!
  • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ NF RN WCX (Deb Abbott) finished her Novice FAST title!
Accomplishments and News February 24, 2011

New Titles
  • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready CDX TD RN JH AX AXJ XF WC (Pat Kavanagh). I got a wonderful video of Bang doing agility that is now up on his page. He and Pat have finished his Excellent FAST title, earned two QQs and are at least halfway to their MX and MXJ.
February 20, 2011

New Titles
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA OAJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) finished his OF title.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG and NEW HIGH IN TRIAL! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH WC (Vicki Schmidt) debuted in Novice B and came home with three class wins, with two 198.5s and a 199, and two High in Trial awards. Congratulations to Remi and Vicki for a great start in obedience!
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY DOG! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit NA AXJ OF AD SG (Donna Anderson) finished her NA title.
Accomplishments and News
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ ADHF (Michelle Foster) is having a great winter of agility in Florida and has already qualified for the 2012 AKC Agility Nationals!
  • Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait MX MXJ (Dana Bourassa) earned her 8th and 9th QQs!
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA SG CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her 8th MX leg.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX3 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) qualified all three days in Exc B Standard with three 2nd places, her most consistent performance yet in Standard!
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CDX RAE TDX JH OA OAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) headed back to the obedience ring to earn her first UD leg with a 194.5 for 2nd place.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 9th MXF leg with a 4th place, and two EXC B Standard Q's, with a third place .
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) got his eleventh QQ with two 2nd placements, plus additional Standard and JWW legs.
  • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX MXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) Qd in JWW.
Celebrations and Farewells
  • Happy 5th Birthday to the Dancing litter! How can five years have passed so quickly? Today, in addition to being family companions, they are having a wonderful time in field trials, tracking, obedience, agility, rally, hunting, hunt tests and more!
    • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** (Mary Hilderbrandt)
    • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ RN WCX CGC (Deb Abbott)
    • Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD SH WCX VC CCA CGC, Therapy Dog & MH legs (Carvel Gold)
    • Tess, Gaylan's Belle of the Ball SH
    • Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TDX AX MXJ XF CCA Can CD (Chuck Dilorio)
    • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC CGC VCD2 (Susan Palius)
    • Bebop, Gaylan's Bop Till You Drop CD RAE2 OA NAJ OF CCA (Mardee Kayser)
    • Spring, Gaylans MyTGold Rite of Spring RN (Maddy Mason)
    • Mulligan, Gaylan's Mulligan Fling (Peggy Bowden)
    • Bella, Gaylan's Midnight Belly Dance (Fletch Lamkin)
  • Happy 2nd Birthday to the Gamebird litter! Hard to believe it's been two years since these 11 pups arrived. Today, in addition to being wonderful family companions, they are playing in tracking, obedience, agility, rally, hunting, hunt tests and more!
    • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott)
    • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA OAJ OF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty)
    • Trix, Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal (Jay and Nicole Merriman)
    • Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail CD RN JH WC (Vicki Schmidt)
    • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour NA NAJ (Sue Usher)
    • Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not A Gaggle Can JH WC (Frances Holmes)
    • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Spring Ducks Gotta Fly NA NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman)
    • Izzy, Gaylan's Isabelle Pheasant CGC (Chris and Mike Morrissey)
    • Bryce, Gaylan's Duck Duck Goose (Pat Carrather)
    • Drake, Gaylan's Son of a Goose JH (Lise Pratt)
    • Rosie, Gaylan's Pheasant Surprise (Paul Stusalitos)
  • We've also said goodbye to some of our beloved goldens recently. We send our sincerest condolences to their families.
    • Cadet, Gaylan's Lunar Rover, loved by the Boyadjians died at 13 1/2.
    • Grady, Gaylan's West Point Graduate, loved by the Hess family died two months shy of his 13th birthday after having a stroke.
February 14, 2011 Happy Valentine's Day!

New Titles
  • NEW COMPANION DOG AND GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly CD SH NF WCX OS VCX CCA (Lise Pratt) finished his CD with another 2nd place and earned some bumper legs. His CD qualified him for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate Excellent.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG AND GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Chex, MACH Gaylan's Party of One CD SH CCA WCX VCX CGC (Marcy Burke) finished her CD title in one weekend with a 2nd place. Her CD qualified Chex for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate Excellent.
  • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 3! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX2 OM3 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) took another High in Trial, two more High Combined awards and finished his OM3 title.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG! Zu, Gaylan's LornaDoone When Dreams Collide CD OA NAJ NF (Jeanne Kaufman) finished his CD title.
  • NEW NOVICE PREFERRED STANDARD AND JUMPERS! Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF NAP NJP WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) finished both his Novice Preferred titles and earned two OAP legs!
Accomplishments and News
  • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his 6th UDX leg with a 2nd in Open and 3rd place in Utility.
  • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** CGC TDI (Mary Hilderbrandt) earned two UDX legs with a 3rd in Open B.
  • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her thirteenth and fourteenth QQs.
  • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX MXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) earned her 6th QQ.
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd in Exc B JWW.
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) qualified in Exc B JWW.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) Qd twice in Exc B Std.
  • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished his Novice obedience career with two more class wins, including a 196 1/2.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) debuted in Novice obedience and earned her first two CD legs with lovely runs and a 3rd place. Video is up on her page.
February 6, 2011 Despite the weather, we have things to celebrate.

New Titles
  • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 2! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX2 OM2 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his UDX2 and earned his first UDX3 leg by qualifying in all four classes with three placements.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT AND AKC VERSATILE COMPANION DOG 2! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp VCD2 CDX TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her CDX title and earned a bumper leg. The CDX gave Charlee the AKC's VCD2 title. The VCD titles actually replace obedience, tracking and agility titles so we don't typically use them on our website but we are always proud when Gaylan's dogs meet the requirements for these challenging titles.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CDX RAE TDX JH OA OAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her OA title.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH OA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) finished her OA title with a 2nd place.
  • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH NAJ NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his NAJ title and earned his first OAJ leg.
  • NEW USDAA NATIONAL QUALIFIER AND TITLE! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA SG CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her SG title with a 4th place, took 2nd in Performance Speed Jumping and 2nd in Performance Grand Prix. These accomplishments qualified her for the USDAA National Championships in October 2011!!
  • We are honored that our Comedy litter helped make their sire, Joker, Can AFTCH MHR Wynwood's Jokers Are Wild CD MNH WCX OS; Can. CDX MH WCX QAA (Jill Richardson) a GRCA Outstanding Sire before they turned three. Congratulations to Joker's owner, Jill Richardson and breeder, Renee Schulte. This is quite an accomplishment for a dog that was bred only a handful of times. If you are interested in what it takes for a dog to become an Outstanding Sire, visit the GRCA's website. Joker's qualifying kids are:
Accomplishments and News
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) was honored by the GRCA with an Honorable Mention, Top Agility Goldens. Congratulations to Gail and Makai on this exciting award!
  • Castle, Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo VCD2 RE TDX AX MXJ XF CCA; Can CD (Chuck Dilorio) earned his first QQQ.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 19th QQ and another Std Q.
  • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour NA NAJ (Sue Usher) took first in Open JWW!
  • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) continued his winning ways in the obedience ring with two more 1st places and scores in the 190s.
January 31, 2011

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT AGILITY! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RE TDX JH MX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her MX title and earned two MXF legs with 3rd places.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly NA NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) finished her NA title with two 1sts and a 2nd.
  • NEW THERAPY DOG INTERNATIONAL DOGS! Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE MX MXJ NF JH WC OD VC CCA EAC (Pat Swallows) and her daughter Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RA JH OA OAJ WC VC CCA TDI (Pat Swallows) both passed the TDI therapy dog test.
Accomplishments and News
  • 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 fourth QQQ and her twelfth and thirteenth QQs in agility!
  • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready CDX TD RN JH AX AXJ OF WC (Pat Kavanagh) earned a QQ in agility.
  • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned a QQ, three Qs in FAST bringing them halfway to the Century FAST title, and another Standard Q.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX3 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took two 2nds in Utility and two 3rds in Open B for more OTCH points.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) won both Novice B classes this weekend with a 197 and tie for High in Trial and a 198 and his THIRD HIGH IN TRIAL award!
  • Another real-life Gaylan's story. George Gibson writes that he and Emma, Gaylan's Symphony picked up 50 pheasant at a local club in temperatures hovering around 5 degrees Farhenheit. His photos prove that Emma had a truly great day!
January 24, 2011

New Titles
  • NEW OTCH! Catcher, OTCH Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM2 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his Obedience Trial Championship one year to the day from his first CD leg. A truly amazing accomplishment for this young dog and Sandy! Catcher also earned his ninth UDX leg, with a 1st, 3rd and High Combined Award.
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC ADHF CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) ninth and tenth QQs with placements, which put him into the GRCA's Agility Dog Hall of Fame.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CDX AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) finished his CDX title with a 2nd place.
  • NEW RALLY EXCELLENT! Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE MX MXJ NF JH WC OD VC CCA EAC (Pat Swallows) finished her Rally Excellent title.
  • NEW RALLY ADVANCED AND RALLY EXCELLENT! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RE TDX JH AX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished both her Rally Advanced and Excellent titles with all 1st places except for one 2nd.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG! Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot CD MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished his CD title from Novice A in his third trial with three 1st placements, including scores of 195 and 193 1/2.
  • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RA JH OA OAJ WC VC CCA (Pat Swallows) finished her Rally Advanced title.
  • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle RA OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) finished her Rally Advanced title.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH NF WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his NF title with a 1st place and earned his second NAJ leg with a 1st place.
Accomplishments and News
  • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his 5th UDX leg with two 4th places. Halfway there!!
  • Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait MX MXJ (Dana Bourassa) earned two QQs and a 2nd place!
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned another QQ.
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her sixth QQ and her seventh MX leg.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her second CDX leg.
  • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH NF WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) earned his first two CD legs with two 2nd places.
January 16, 2011

Accomplishments and News
  • Sometimes our dogs' accomplishments happen in real life not in any ring. This weekend, Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) was called on to find a lost electric training collar that had gone missing on a 50-acre parcel of land in two feet of powder snow. This was a complex tracking situation since Kite was searching on Saturday for a collar lost on Thursday. In addition, wildlife, multiple people and dogs, including the dog that lost the collar, had criss-crossed the property over the previous two days. Although Kite is usually handled by Carol, she was unable to do so this day so Blanche took over with Carol calling out advice from lower on the hill. Up a steep hill in the deep snow they went and sure enough, Kite found the collar in about 10 minutes. It was amazing to watch! Go Team Kite!!
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM2 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) earned his seventh and eighth UDX2 leg, the latter with a Utility 198 for 3rd place and an Open 198 1/2 for 4th place, as well as more OTCH points and High Scoring Golden in Trial.
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA CGC (Kristen Cowell) took 3rd place in USDAA Team Standard and was on the 4th place Team for a PVP Team Qualification.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his second CDX leg with a 4th place.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her first CDX leg.
  • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) debuted in obedience and came home with his first CD leg and 1st place.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) won another Nov B class with a 195.
January 9, 2011

New Titles
  • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 3 AND HIGH IN TRIAL! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX3 OM3 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took High in Trial from Open B with a 198 and High Combined with a 1st in Utility and a 2nd place in Open B to take home some more OTCH points. She also won the Time to Beat demo class in agility.
  • NEW UTILITY DOG! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline UD MH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** CGC TDI (Mary Hilderbrandt) finished her Utility Dog title in five shows with three 1st places. This makes Brita one of twenty or so UD MH*** goldens. Congratulations to this fabulous team!
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA AXJ OF WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his OF title and earned his first MXJ leg with a 3rd place.
  • NEW USDAA AGILITY DOG! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit AXJ OF AD SG (Donna Anderson) finished her USDAA AD title.
Accomplishments and News
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) qualified in all four classes in CPE Level 3.
  • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) has new video up on his page from his agility debut.
January 5, 2011--Happy New Year!

Accomplishments and News
  • Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) started the new year off well with a QQ and a 2nd in Exc B 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 eleventh QQ!
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first QQ for her ninth MX leg and fourth MXJ leg.
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) earned another QQ and qualified in JWW three days running.
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his eighth QQ, with 1st in JWW and 3rd in STD, and another 3rd place in JWW.
  • Since the hunt test season is over for a while, Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) returned to the agility ring after a year's absence and earned two QQs bringing his total to 14.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 8th MXF leg.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her fifth and sixth MX legs.
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CDX RAE TDX JH NA OAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her first AXJ leg. Video is up on her page. This little girl flies!
  • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) debuted in agility and won his Nov B JWW class for his first NAJ leg, and took 1st and 2nd in Nov B FAST for his first two NF legs!
  • Since Chex isn't pregnant :-(, we've made some changes to our 2011 breeding plans. Details are on the Puppies page.
December 19, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX MXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) finished her MXJ title.
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX MXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his MXJ, earned his seventh QQ with a 3rd in JWW and took 2nd in another Standard run. Chris and Tux have earned all their agility titles, from NA to MXJ, in 8 months. What a team!
  • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Reese, U-CDX Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CDX TD JH WCX VC CCA CGC (Sharon Albright) finished her CDX title with a 1st place and tie for High in Trial.
  • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CDX RAE TDX JH NA OAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her OAJ title and earned her second OA leg.
  • NEW USDAA AGILITY DOG! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF AD SSA CGC (Kristen Cowell) went 6 for 6 in USDAA Starters this weekend, including a 3rd in Standard and a 4th in Snooker, to finish her AD and her SSA titles.
Accomplishments and News
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX3 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took 1st and 4th places in Utility, bringing her OTCH point total to 76!
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won his Exc B Standard class for 48 more MACH points!
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 4th in Exc Standard.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) won one Nov B class with a 197+ and took 3rd in the other.
December 12, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ ADHF (Michelle Foster) earned his sixth QQ, with placements to complete the requirements for the GRCA's Agility Dog Hall of Fame.
  • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT FAST! Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ MXF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) finished his MXF a while ago and had a good weekend this weekend, bringing his QQ total to 19. Some more points and he'll be closing in on his MACH.
  • NEW AGILITY JUMPERS! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA AXJ WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his AXJ title. Trip and Paula have earned 10 titles in 2010. Wow! Video of his AXJ run is up on Trip's page.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS! Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour NA NAJ (Sue Usher) finished his NA and NAJ on his second weekend out. He then went on to take first in Open Standard on his first try. Four runs this weekend and four 1st places!
  • NEW RALLY ADVANCED EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CDX RAE TDX JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her RAE this weekendwith five 1sts and three perfect scores out of her six runs..
  • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle RN OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) finished her RN title.
Accomplishments and News
  • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her twelfth QQ and another JWW Q.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) was chosen as the Cape Fear Dog Training Club's Dog of the Year for 2010! Wonder what he'll do when he grows up :-).

December 5, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW MACH 2! Pilot, MACH2 V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished his MACH2.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit AXJ OF SG (Donna Anderson) finished her AXJ title.
  • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Colt, Gaylan's Blue Ridge Mountain Journey JH (Meredith Pechoultres) finished his JH title in four straight tests.
Accomplishments and News
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) earned two more QQs.
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ (Michelle Foster) earned another QQ. Not sure what number this is but he's closing in on #10.
  • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA EAC(Pat Swallows) earned her 5th QQ with an additional Q in Standard.
  • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset SH AX AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) earned TWO QQs this weekend for his first QQS and his second and third MX and MXJ legs.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her eighth MX leg and third MXJ leg.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her second and third MXJ legs.
  • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) earned her first OAJ leg.
  • Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH NA OAJ WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) earned another OF leg.
November 30, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 2! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM2 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his OM2 and earned his sixth UDX2 leg
  • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his MX title plus a bumper MX leg, and earned his sixth QQ.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready CDX TD RN JH AX AXJ OF WC (Pat Kavanagh) earned his CDX title with a number of class wins and lovely scores.
Accomplishments and News
  • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her eleventh QQ.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her first QQ, her fourth MX and first MXJ legs, and more MACH points.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his third and fourth MX legs.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) got two Exc B Std Q's, an Exc B JWW Q and her seventh MXF leg with a 2nd place.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX3 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took 2nd place in Exc B Std.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney), Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH MX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli), Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) and Belinda Schutz and her lovely boy, Gus, won the Four on The Floor team competition at the Springfield cluster with three out of four clean runs for a score of 300 with a total of 59 points under SCT. The second place team also had 300 points and were 58 points under SCT! Talk about close!
  • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA OAJ NF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) earned his second AXJ leg with a 2nd place. In the past month, he's also earned an OF leg with a 1st place.
  • Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH NA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) earned her second OA leg.
  • Buzz, Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour (Sue Usher) debuted in agility at the Springfield trials (Sue is a BRAVE soul!) and took 2nd in Nov B JWW and two 3rds in Nov B Standard for his first NA and NAJ legs.
  • Happy Birthday to the Jimmy Buffett litter!
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney)
    • Brio, Gaylan's Changes in Attitude (Nancy Green and Sara Dodd)
November 24, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX AXJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her AXJ with a 1st place and earned her second MX leg.
Accomplishments and News
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM1 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) took two 1st placements in Utility B and a 1st and 3rd in Open B.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 17th QQ with placements.
  • 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 tenth QQ plus an additional JWW Q!
  • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her eleventh QQ and qualified for the 2011 AKC Agility National Championships!
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ (Michelle Foster) earned his seventh QQ.
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his fifth QQ plus an additional JWW Q to bring his total up to eight MX and MXJ legs.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) took 2nd place for his sixth MXF leg and earned his sixth MXJ leg.
  • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX MH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** CGC TDI (Mary Hilderbrandt) two 1st places in Utility A for her first legs.
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF CGC (Kristen Cowell) took 1st in Performance Speed Jumpers, 2nd and Q in Started Gamblers, a 1st and Q in Started Standard, 2nd and Q in Performance Grand Prix finals, and Q and 1st in the PSJ finals. Whew, I hope I got all that right.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) won two more Novice B obedience classes with a 198 1/2 and a 197 1/2.
November 17, 2010--I made the mistake of falling behind in updating the website due to my travel schedule and then helping a friend whelp a litter. The Gaylan's Gang is so busy that I just can't do that anymore. So, here goes!

New Titles
  • NEW CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Three Gaylan's dogs went to the CCA in Michigan and all came home sporting new CCA titles:
    • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ CCA CGC (Pat Swallows)
    • Bryce, Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice NAJ CCA CL1-H CL1-S CL1-R CL1-F (Jo Kuschel)
    • Cosby Gaylan's Second City Stand Up CCA (Linda Nichols)
  • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 3! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX3 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) earned three more UDX legs to finish her title with a High Combined award, a Utility 1st and two 2nds, and an Open 2nd two 3rds and a 4th, including a 198 1/2.
  • NEW MASTER JUMPERS! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX MXJ (Michelle Foster) earned two more QQs, including a 4th place in Standard, to finish his MXJ AND qualify for the 2011 AKC Agility National Championships.
  • NEW MASTER JUMPERS! Castle, Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo VCD2 RE TDX AX MXJ XF CCA; Can CD (Chuck Dilorio) finished his MXJ title, took 3rd place for his fifth MXF leg, and earned his seventh MX leg.
  • NEW MASTER JUMPERS! Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait MX MXJ (Dana Bourassa) finished her MXJ title and is up to three QQs!
  • NEW MASTER FAST! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ MXF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her MXF title with a 1st and took 2nd place in Exc B Standard.
  • NEW MASTER FAST! Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ MXF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) finished his MXF title with a 1st and 2nd place, and earned two more MX legs with 1st places.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE and WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH NA OAJ WCX VC CCA (Paula Cauley) passed both the GRCA's WC and WCX test, the only golden to pass the WCX. He also received the Faye Simpson Memorial Trophy, which is given at the judges' discretion to the dog that they feel "epitomizes the working character of the Golden Retriever ." Congratulations to Paula and Trip on this honor!
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer AX OAJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) finished his AX title with a 1st place and earned his eighth MXF leg with another 1st.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CDX RE TDX JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her CDX with a 196 for 4th place and earned four more RAE legs with four 1st places.
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ OF NJP CCA MAD SAM finished her OF title with a 1st place, earned her tenth QQ with a 2nd and 4th placements.
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae NA NAJ OF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) finished his OF title with a 3rd place, and earned his second OA leg with 1st place and High Scoring Golden and his first OAJ leg with a 1st place.
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit OAJ OF SG (Donna Anderson) finished her Open FAST title and earned her first XF leg with a 1st place.
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Feo, Gaylan's Wager Feodor P Palius OF NAP NFP CGC (Liz Palius) earned his Open FAST agility title.
  • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG! Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. CD JH WCI (Jill Brown) earned her Canadian CD in one weekend with two 1st places, one 2nd place and a High in Trial award.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA OAJ NF CGC (Kelly Gifford) returned to the ring after a layoff and finished his NF title with a 1st and 2nd place and earned his first AX leg with a 2nd place.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NAJ NF CGC NJC TN-N (Sue Zgoda) finished his NAJ title with a 1st place .
  • NEW CANINE GOOD CITIZEN! Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection CGC (Carrie Neyland) passed the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test.
Accomplishments and News
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 16th QQ with a 1st and 2nd place, took another 1st in Exc B JWW and 4th in Exc B Standard, and earned her sixth MXF leg with a 3rd place.
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) earned two more QQQs, one with a 1st in Std, 1st in JWW and a 3rd in FAST and one with QQQ a 2nd in FAST. She also earned another QQ, and a 2nd in 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) earned her third QQQ and her ninth QQ!
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his fourth QQ with a 3rd place in Std and a 2nd in JWW, for his sixth MX and MXJ legs, and his seventh MX leg.
  • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) QQQ'd with a 4th place in FAST and QQ'd the next day.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) took 2nd place for his fifth MXF leg and earned his second MX leg.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX OAJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned two MXF legs with a 2nd place.
  • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 2nd in Exc B Std and 4th in Exc B FAST.
  • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ XF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) qualified in Excellent B Std and FAST.
  • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) earned first OF leg with a 2nd place.
  • Colt, Gaylan's Blue Ridge Mtn Journey (Meredith Pechoultres) earned two more Junior Hunter legs.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) earned another High in Trial award from the Novice B class.
October 31, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA OAJ NF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) finished his Open Jumpers title.
  • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Jamie, Gaylans Celtic Spirit OAJ NF SG (Donna Anderson) finished her Open Jumpers title.
  • NEW UKC COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Reese, U-CDX Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WCX VC CCA CGC (Sharon Albright) earned her UKC CDX title in three trials this weekend.
  • NEW GRADUATE NOVICE AND NOVICE RALLY TITLES! Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX GN RN JH WCX (Rosie Higdon) finished his Graduate Novice and Rally Novice titles.
  • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE JH OA OAJ NF CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his Junior Hunter title at the Susquehana test.
  • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CD RE TDX JH NA NAJ WC (Vicki Chaney) had quite a weekend. Ivy finished her Novice Jumpers title, earned her first CDX leg with a 197 for 2nd place, earned her first Open Agility leg with a 1st place, and earned her fifth RAE leg with two perfect scores of 100 and two 1st places.
Accomplishments and News
  • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) came home with his FOURTH Master Hunter leg! One to go!!
  • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ NF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her eighth and ninth QQ.
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his third QQ with a 3rd place in JWW and a 4th in Standard, for his fourth MX and fifth MXJ legs.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 2nd in Exc B Std.
  • Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice CD MH WCX*** (Rosie Higdon and Gayle Watkins) earned her first CDX leg with a 2nd place.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his second and third Junior Hunter legs.
  • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) earned her second and third Junior Hunter legs.
  • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) earned her first two Junior Hunter legs.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC TDI (Terrie Leafstedt) passed the Therapy Dog International (TDI) certification a few months ago.
  • CORRECTION--I miscounted, Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) now has SEVEN QQs!
  • I know it doesn't have to do with dogs, but I want to cheer my brother, Bill, on. This weekend he won the Florida State Road Race (Cycling) Championship and last weekend he won the 100-mile Gran Fondo Rome in Rome, GA.
October 23, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW COMPANION DOG! Fifeen-month old Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CD CGC (Terrie Leafstedt) finished his Companion Dog title with a 193 and 4th place.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND NOVICE FAST! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow OA NF CGC NJC TN-N (Sue Zgoda) had a great agility weekend, finishing his Open Agility title with a 1st and 2nd, finishing his Novice FAST with a 2nd, and earning his second NAJ leg with a 1st and his first Open FAST leg with a 1st place..
  • NEW NOVICE FAST AND 2011 AKC NATIONAL QUALIFIER! Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH NF WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) finished his NF title with a 1st, earned two more QQs and qualified for the 2011 AKC Agility Nationals.
Accomplishments and News
  • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed his fifth Master Hunt test for the 2011 Master National Retriever Championship.
  • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned two QQQs.
  • 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 QQ and earned another MXJ leg.
  • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX AXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) earned her fourth QQ, for her fourth MX and MXJ legs.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his fourth MXJ and fourth MXF legs, the latter with a 1st place.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took 2nd and 3rd in Exc B JWW and earned another FAST Q.
  • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned her seventh MX leg.
  • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his first AXJ leg with a 1st place and two MXF legs, also with two first places.
  • Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH NA OAJ VC CCA (Paula Cauley) took 1st in Exc A Std.
  • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae NA NAJ NF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) earned two Open FAST legs with a 4th place and an Open Standard leg with a 3rd place.
  • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ NF CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his third Junior Hunter legs at the PVGRC test.
  • New photos and video up on the following pages: Gibbs, Trip and Jig.
October 16, 2010 We had a wonderful visit with Pam Martin, Bruce Hiscoke, Dice, Spencer and Cajun this week. My thanks to them for joining my training group for a great day in the field.

New Titles
  • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 2! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM2 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) finished her OM2 and earned four UDX legs with a Utility 1st, two Utility 2nds and an Open 3rd place. Talk about consistency!
  • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA MX MXJ NF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her seventh QQ to finish her MX title with a 4th place.
  • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX OAJ XF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her Excellent FAST title with a 1st place.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF WC VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) passed the GRCA's Working Certificate test.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly NF WC CGC (Helen Sherman) passed the GRCA's Working Certificate test.
  • NEW TEMPERAMENT TESTED DOGS! Rosie Higdon and I ventured into the world of the American Temperament Test Society this weekend. What an interesting test; certainly one that any good-tempered golden can pass. I encourage everyone to find a test in their area and give it a try. Our new TT dogs are:
    • Corey, U-CD Lornadoone Encore Encore CDX SH MX MXJ NF WCX OD VCX CCA TT CGC (Gayle Wakins)
    • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA TT (Gayle Wakins)
    • Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher TT (Gayle Watkins)
    • Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice CD MH WCX TT*** (Rosie Higdon)
    • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX JH WCX TT (Rosie Higdon)
Accomplishments and News
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM1 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn) took High Combined with a 1st in Open B and a 4th place in Utility B.
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter) WON the 20" Excellent B Standard class!
  • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned her third QQ and fifth and sixth MX legs.
  • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) earned two QQs, including a 1st place in Exc B Standard.
  • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX AXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) earned her second and third QQs, including a 4th place in Standard, giving her three MX and three MXJ legs.
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his second QQ for his 3rd MX and 4th MXJ legs.
  • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 3rd and 4th place in Exc B JWW.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 3rd in Exc B Std.
  • Chex, MACH Gaylan's Party of One SH CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) qualified in Exc B JWW.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her eighth and ninth MXF legs.
  • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA NAJ NF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) earned his first Open Jumpers leg with a 1st place.
October 11, 2010 Andy and I are home from a fun weekend in New Orleans. While there, we had a wonderful visit with Carrie Neyland and Spirit, and John and Karen Runnels and Khay (and their 14 yo Lill!). Thanks to John and Karen for making the trip from Baton Rouge and to Carrie for being a wonderful host in her hometown!

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER HUNTER! Nine-and-a-half year old Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX MH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) finished her Master Hunter title. Lily is Carvel's first competition dog and they have had quite a wonderful adventure together.
  • Three Gaylan's dogs earned the GRCA's Certificate of Conformation Assessment at the Garden State GRC test under breeder-evaluators Sandra Dunn, Elizabeth Greenfield & Cheryl Blair. Our new CCAs are:
    • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM1 AX OAJ OF OBHF CCA CGC (Sandy Washburn). Catcher and Sandy also took High in Trial and High Combined with 198s from both classes.
    • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD ADHF CCA (Gail Kraeuter)
    • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CDX CCA (Deb D'Elia)
Accomplishments and News
  • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX AXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) earned her first QQ.
  • Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won the Exc B JWW class and then QQd the next day!
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd place in Exc B JWW.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 1st in Exc B JWW and 4th in Exc B Std.
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his first CDX leg with a 2nd place.
  • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) WON SBGRC's Junior Singles Stake at their club field trial.
  • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA OAJ WCX CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) took 2nd in SBGRC's Advanced Singles Stake at their club field trial .
  • Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July JH WC (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) took 3rd in SBGRC's Advanced Singles Stake at their club field trial.
  • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX JH WCX (Rosie Higdon) won his Graduate Novice class.
October 5, 2010 Some additional news from last weekend!

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH MX AXJ (Michelle Foster) was not to be outdone by his sister, Journey, so Doc also finished his MX title.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail RN JH WC (Vicki Schmidt) passed the WC at the National Specialty!
October 3, 2010

Golden Retriever National Specialty News Not many Gaylan's folks were able to make it to the 2010 National in Greely, CO but those that are there sound like they are having a great time. I so wish I could be there with them but am cheering them (and all our other golden friends) on from afar! Here are some highlights:
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CD RE TDX JH NA WC (Vicki Chaney):
    • WON the Novice B obedience class with a 198
    • WON the Graduate Novice obedience class
    • was on the winning Rally Team and qualified in Rally Excellent
    • earned her first two NAJ legs with two 1st places
    • finished her NA title by winning the class and earned a bumper NA leg with a 2nd place
    • earned an Honorable Mention in the CCA
  • Fourteen-month old Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CGC (Terrie Leafstedt) qualified in Novice B obedience with a 195.
  • NEW RAE2 AND NEW GRCA CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Bebop, Gaylan's Bop Till You Drop CD RAE2 OA NAJ OF CCA (Mardee Kayser) has had a busy national! He:
    • qualified in both Rally Exc B and Adv B to finish his RAE2 title, with a 3rd place with a 99 in Adv and a tie for 4th but no ribbon in Exc
    • was on the winning Advanced Team
    • passed the CCA to earn that title
  • NEW GRCA WORKING CERTIFICATE! Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up WC Can. JH WCI passed the GRCA WC test.
  • Dreamer's paternal granddam, Dixie, won High Combined with a 1st in the Utility B and a 4th in Open B class.
  • Una's sire, Yogi, won the 12 and over Veteran Dog conformation class .
New Titles
  • OUR FIRST VARIABLE SURFACE TRACKER AND CHAMPION TRACKER!!! Deb Abbott and Page, CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase JH NA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) passed the AKC's VST test on their first attempt, making Page a Champion Tracker at 19 months of age. Wow!
  • NEW MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION! Chex, MACH Gaylan's Party of One SH CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) finished her MACH with some gorgeous runs!
  • NEW GRCA AGILITY HALL OF FAME MEMBER, MASTER FAST AND 2011 AKC NATIONAL QUALIFIER! Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ MXF ODHF ADHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) had a great weekend, earning his 10th and 1st QQQ to enter the GRCA's Agility Dog Hall of Fame, qualify to run at next year's AKC National Championship and finish his Master FAST title. Thanks to Lise Pratt who ran Trader while Sandy was off doing obedience with Catcher.
  • NEW MASTER JUMPERS EXCELLENT! Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX MXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned his fifth QQ with two placements to finish his MXJ title and two more Standard Qs with one 2nd place.
  • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT! Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait MX AXJ (Dana Bourassa) finished her MX title with two wonderful runs!
  • NEW USDAA SAM! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP CCA MAD SAM earned her USDAA SAM title with a 4th place and earned Qs in Master JWW, Master Gamblers and the Grand Prix.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA OAJ NF VC CCA (Paula Cauley) finished his NF title with 1st place and earned his first OF leg with a 2nd place.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ NF WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his NF title with a 1st place, earned his first QQ, with a 4th place in JWW for his third MXJ leg and his second MX leg .
Accomplishments and News
  • 2011 AKC NATIONAL QUALIFIER! Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned his 61st QQ, which qualified him for the 2011 AKC Agility Nationals for the SEVENTH year in a row. Brig has qualified for the Nationals every year he has been eligible!
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM1 AX OAJ OF OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) took High in Trial both days with a 198 and 198 1/2, and High Combined with 198 1/2 in both Open B and Utility B.
  • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) won the 24" Exc B Standard class.
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her fifth QQ, her 6th MX leg, and another JWW Q with a 4th place in Exc B 20". Awesome!
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH AX AXJ (Michelle Foster) earned another QQ with placements and took another 4th in Exc B Standard.
  • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) qualified with a beautiful JWW run.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her sixth MX leg with a 2nd place.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned another Standard Q.
  • Slider, Gaylan's Steeling Home NA FDCH-G TDI CGC (Kathy Gilligan) returned to the ring after a three-year layoff and took 1st place in P1 Starters Standard and two 1st places in Jumpers in USDAA.
September 28, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX JH WCX (Rosie Higdon) earned his GRCA Working Certificate Excellent title.
  • NEW AGILITY JUMPERS EXCELLENT! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX AXJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) finished her AXJ title.
  • NEW OPEN FAST! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ OF CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her OF title with a 3rd place, earned her fourth QQ and her fifth MX leg.
  • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July JH WC (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) finished his Junior Hunter title at 14 months of age.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CD RE TDX JH NA WC (Vicki Chaney) headed to the Golden Retriever National Specialty and finished her NA title with a 1st place and earned her first NAJ leg with another 1st place.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed another double Master Hunt giving him two more Master passes. He is on quite a roll!
  • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her second QQQ on Saturday and another QQ on Sunday. What a weekend!
  • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) QQQ'd on with a 2nd place in FAST and Q'd again in FAST with a 1st place .
  • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) QQ'd and earned another Q in agility.
  • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset SH AX AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) returned to the agility ring the week after finishing his SH title and earned his first MX leg.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) earned another MXJ Q.
  • Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice CD MH WCX*** (Rosie Higdon and Gayle Watkins) passed the GRCA WCX test for the second time.
  • Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX JH NA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) earned her first OA leg with a 3rd place.
  • New videos up on Rue's and Page's pages.
September 19, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW MACH3! Brig, MACH3 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned his 60th QQ to finish his MACH3!
  • NEW GRCA CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT AND VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ WCX VC CCA CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned the GRCA's CCA which qualified him for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate.
  • NEW GRCA CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP CCA MAD earned the GRCA's CCA and her sixth QQ and her ninth MX leg.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX JH NA NAJ WC (Deb Abbott) earned her GRCA Working Certificate on her first attempt.
  • NEW CANADIAN WORKING CERTIFICATE! Bourbon, Gaylan's Old Kentucky Rifle Can. WC (Annice Barraschuk) passed the GRCC's WC test at 10 months of age.
  • NEW HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER! Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CGC (Terrie Leafstedt) debuted in obedience and came home with High in Trial out of Novice B with a 198.
  • NEW NOVICE FAST! Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly NF CGC (Helen Sherman) finished up her Novice FAST title.
  • NEW USDAA TITLES! Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA EAC(Pat Swallows) won her P2 Standard class to finish her P2 title.
  • NEW USDAA TITLES! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) qualified in P1 Standard with a 2nd place, P1 Jumpers with a 1st place and P1 Relay with a 1st place to finish both her P1 Jumpers and Relay titles.
  • NEW NADAC TITLES! Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA CGC NJC TN-N(Teri Zgoda) earned his NADAC Novice Jumpers and Tunnelers titles with five 1st places (two in Jumpers, one in Hoopers and two in Tunnelers) and a 2nd place in Open Regular.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) earned his fifth American Master Hunter leg in as many tests.
  • 2011 AKC NATIONAL QUALIFIER! Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) qualified for the 2011 AKC National Agility Championships with two Qs in Exc B FAST, one in Exc B Standard and one in Exc B JWW.
  • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) Q'd in Exc B Standard.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her seventh MXF leg with a 4th place.
  • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX OAJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) earned her second AXJ leg!
  • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) passed the GRCA Working Certificate Excellent test for the third time!
  • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX JH WC (Rosie Higdon) earned two Rally Novice legs with 1st and 3rd placements.
September 12, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER HUNTER! Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD MH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) passed TWO Master tests this weekend to earn his Master Hunter title. Trav is our first UD MH and Julie's first MH dog so congratulations to this great team!
  • NEW MASTER HUNTER! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX MH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** CGC TDI (Mary Hilderbrandt) finished her Master Hunter title, just a few weeks after becoming Qualified All-Age.
  • NEW USDAA MAD! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP MAD finished her USDAA Master Agility Dog title this weekend.
  • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset SH AX AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) finished his Senior Hunter title and earned a bumper leg!
  • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Kira, Gaylan's Roddenberry A La Mode SH WC CCA (Ann Lynn) finished her Senior Hunter title.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY and NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS! Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX JH NA NAJ (Deb Abbott) finished both her Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers titles.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed two more Master Hunt tests this weekend.
  • Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) earned his fourth American Master Hunter leg in as many tests.
  • Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX SH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) earned her fourth Master Hunter leg.
  • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA (Gayle Wakins) earned her second Master Hunter leg in her (and Gayle's) second test.
  • Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance SH WCX CCA (Carvel Gold) earned his second Master Hunter leg.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) took High in Trial and High Combined by winning both Open B and Utility B after taking second in both classes the previous day.
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM1 AX OAJ OF OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) won the Open B Obedience class.
  • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her first QQQ with a 4th place in FAST and also qualified in both Exc B Standard and FAST.
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned his fourth QQ.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned another QQ with double placements.
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) in Exc B Standard and Exc B JWW, just not on the same day.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX OAJ OF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her second AXJ leg with a 2nd place and her first MX leg.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) passed the GRCA WCX test again.
  • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ NF CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his first two Junior Hunter legs at the Pittsburgh test. Bounce is Anita's first field dog and she is doing a great job with him!
  • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his first Junior Hunter leg . Ace is Phyllis's first field dog and she is doing wonderful things with this boy who LOVES the field.
  • New videos up on pages for Tux, Juice, Punch and Zahra.
September 6, 2010--Oh my gosh, what a weekend!--

New Titles
  • NEW OUTSTANDING DAM! Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX OD ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) became a GRCA Outstanding Dam this weekend from her first litter of pups who are just three years old. Tango's qualifying kids are:
    • Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ WCX CGC
    • Gaylan's Fire When Ready VCD2 RN JH AX AXJ OF TD WC
    • Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD AX MXJ NF NJP RA
    Tango also got a 3rd in Exc B Standard.
  • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT AND OBEDIENCE MASTER! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UDX OM1 AX OAJ OF OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished both his UDX and OM1 titles with another High Combined award.
  • NEW CANADIAN WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Radar, Gaylan's S' M-A-S-H 'n Success Can JH WCX (Leila Marshall) passed the GRCC's WCX test.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT AND AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH AX AXJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his AX and AXJ titles with two first places and earned his first MX leg and MACH points.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND NOVICE FAST! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN OA NAJ NF CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) finished his Open Standard agility title with another 1st place and his Novice FAST title with two 1st places.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND NOVICE JUMPERS! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle OA NAJ CGC (Pat Swallows) earned her OA and NAJ titles with placements.
  • NEW HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER! Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up Can. JH WCI took High in Trial both days for her first two American Companion Dog legs, with scores of 196.5 and 198.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) earned his third American Master Hunter leg in as many tests.
  • Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX SH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) earned her third Master Hunter leg.
  • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA (Gayle Wakins) earned her first Master Hunter leg in her first test.
  • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned QQ #59 this weekend!
  • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA EAC(Pat Swallows) earned QQ #4!.
  • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CDX (Deb D'Elia) took 2nd place in Open B with a 198.
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) finished her run as Luther Billis's dog, Flyer, in South Pacific at the Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts in Baton Rouge, LA. Read more here.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her fifth MX leg with a 4th place and her third MXJ leg.
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH AX AXJ (Michelle Foster) took a 2nd and 3rd places in Exc B agility.
  • Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July WC (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned his second and third Junior Hunter legs.
  • Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX JH (Deb Abbott) earned a Novice JWW leg with a 1st place and a Novice FAST leg.
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CD RE TDX JH WC (Vicki Chaney) debuted in agility and earned her first two NA legs with a 1st and a 2nd place.
  • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) earned a Novice FAST leg with a 2nd place.
Aug 16, 2010--

New Titles
  • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT AND VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Reese, U-CD Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WCX VC CCA CGC (Sharon Albright) passed the GRCA's CCA, under breeder-judges Laurie Doumaux, Barbara Pepper and Cindy Williamson. The CCA title also qualifies Reese for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate.
  • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF CCA O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) passed the GRCA's CCA, under breeder-judges Laurie Doumaux, Barbara Pepper and Cindy Williamson. Jig also picked up an MXF Q, earning 79 points in 27 seconds.
  • NEW COMPANION DOG AND HIGH IN TRIAL! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia CD RE TDX JH WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her Companion Dog (CD) title with a 198.5 for 1st place and High in Trial and another 197 for her third class win.
  • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail RN JH (Vicki Schmidt) earned his Rally Novice title.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OF OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) took High Combined for his eighth UDX leg, with a 1st in Utility B and a 2nd in Open B.
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned his third QQ with two 1st places.
  • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned another QQ with a 1st in JWW. She also took 2nd in Exc B JWW.
  • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) qualified in Exc B Standard.
  • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her sixth MXF leg with a 1st place and her second MXJ leg.
  • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH AX AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) earned his third Senior Hunter leg!
  • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH OA OAJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his first two AX legs and his second AXJ leg, all with 1st placements.
  • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC (Pat Swallows) earned her second OA leg with a 3rd place and her second NAJ leg with a 1st place.
  • Colt, Gaylan's Blue Ridge Mtn Journey (Meredith Pechoultres) earned his first Junior Hunter leg.
  • Bourbon, Gaylan's Old Kentucky Rifle (Annice Barashcuk) has earned two Canadian Junior Hunter legs.
  • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly CGC (Helen Sherman) earned her first two Novice FAST legs, with a 3rd place.
Aug 16, 2010--

New Titles
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT!! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD AX OAJ OF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her Agility Excellent title with two 1st places.
  • NEW OPEN FAST!! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OF OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his Open FAST title with a 1st place.
  • NEW CANADIAN JUNIOR HUNTER! Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up Can. JH WCI finished her Canadian Junior Hunter title.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE FAST! Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae NA NAJ NF NAC (Wendy Greenberger) finished his Novice Agility title with a 1st place and took 2nd place in Novice FAST to finish his title.
  • NEW NADAC EAC! Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA EAC(Pat Swallows) finished her NADAC EAC title with a 1st place and won the Open Tunnelers and Novice Weavers classes .
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) QQ'd this weekend.
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH AX AXJ (Michelle Foster) took 4th in Exc B.
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) Q'd again in Exc B JWW.
  • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) qualified in Exc B FAST both days with one 4th place, qualified once in Exc B Standard and in Exc B JWW..
  • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) qualified twice in Exc B JWW with a 4th place, once in Exc B Std with a 3rd place and twice in Exc B FAST.
  • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned his ninth MXF leg with a 2nd place and earned another Q in JWW.
  • Kira, Gaylan's Roddenberry A La Mode JH WC CCA (Ann Lynn) earned her first two Senior Hunter legs.
  • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA CGC (Sue & Teri Zgoda) earned his second Nov FAST leg and his first Open Standard leg, both with 1st places.
  • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC (Pat Swallows) took 4th in Novice Weavers, won the Novice Tunnelers class and took 2nd in Novice Standard.
Aug 16, 2010--The dogs and I had a great time field training in upstate NY this weekend. We got to visit with Bruce and Audrey Coleman, who generously shared their beautiful property with us. In addition, we saw Carvel Gold with Lily and Michael, Ann Lynn with Kirk and Kira, Joe and Marsha Martin with their flat-coats, and Marcy with 14 1/2 year old Taylor, Goose, Chex, Dart and Scoop.

New Titles
  • NEW OPEN FAST!! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD OA OAJ OF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her Open FAST title with a 1st place and earned her first Excellent A FAST leg with another 1st place.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) took High in Trial and High Combined with a 197+ in Open B and a 195.5 in Utility for his seventh UDX leg.
  • 2011 AKC NATIONAL QUALIFIER! Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) QQd with a 1st and 4th places to qualify for the 2011 AKC National Agility Championships. Tango was run by Paula Orcutt since Pat is still recovering from foot surgery. Congratulations to the whole Tango Team!
  • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earning QQ #58 with a 4th place in Standard.
  • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won his Exc B FAST class for his eighth MXF leg and 2nd in Exc B standard ..
  • Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) took a 1st and a 4th place in Exc B JWW.
  • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned another MXJ with a blazing run. I'll try to get the link to the video on her page.
  • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his 4th UDX leg and more Obedience Master points bringing his total to 150.
  • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN NA NAJ CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) earned an Open Standard agility leg with a 2nd place.
  • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia RE TDX JH WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her first Companion Dog (CD) leg with a 197 for 1st place .
  • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned a bumper JH leg, off leash and steady!
  • Pam Martin and Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) have a feature article in the most article in the July-August 2010 Golden Retriever News about their journey to Grand Master Hunter. It's a great read!
Aug 9, 2010--The past few weeks have been ones that I've only dreamt of; Gaylan's dogs have done amazing things in many venues--from getting Qualified All-Age and other legs and titles in the field to winning and placing at the All-Star Tournament to passing the GRCA's CCA to collecting QQs in the agility ring to coming pretty darn close to a Tracking Championship. For thirty years Andy and I have pursued our goal of producing beautiful dogs that can work well in many venues. Last night, I went to bed beaming with pride! Thanks to all the owners who have brought out the best in our dogs while giving them loving homes. Hugs to you all!!!

New Titles
  • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 CCA (John Runnels) traveled to Dallas to venture into the conformation ring and came home with a CCA.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA OAJ WCX CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) passed the GRCA's WCX test in fine style.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July WC (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) passed the GRCA's WC test.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice JH WC (Jack Belicka) passed the GRCA's WC test at 9 months.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • All Star Tournament Results!! A number of Gaylan's dogs went to the 2010 All Star Obedience, Rally and Agility Championships and came home with ribbons. Congratulations to all who qualified for this prestigous event, as well as those who won or placed!
    • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CDX (Deb D'Elia) WON the Open Obedience Division with only 5.5 points lost over three rounds. Zahra was also on the 2nd place obedience team, with her brother Bounce and Betsy Scappichio's Chloe.
    • Reese, U-CD Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WCX CGC (Sharon Albright) WON the Novice Obedience Division with only 3.5 points lost over three rounds.
    • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) placed 7th in the Super Star Obedience Division and was on the winning Obedience Team.
    • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH AX AXJ OF RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) placed 10th in the Open Obedience Division and 8th in the 20" Agility Division, putting him 4th in the Ultimate Dog Competition.
    • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ NF CGC (Anita Lupcho) placed 4th in the Novice Obedience Division. Bounce was also on the 2nd place obedience team, with his sister, Zahra and Betsy Scappichio's Chloe and placed 8th in the Combined Obedience-Rally Competition.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 2nd and 3rd in the last two classes, giving him 10th place overall in 24" Agility.
    • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) placed 12th in 24" Agility.
  • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) came home with his third orange ribbon in Master Hunt tests.
  • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned another QQ in agility.
  • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned her second QQ, which gave her four MX legs now.
  • Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CGC (Terrie Leafstedt) entered Wild Card Novice and scored a 196 1/2 each day.
  • Gayle and Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher are featured in this coverage of Gayle's dog training classes. Dreamer is the only golden featured in the video.
  • We want to send huge congratulations out to my brother, Bill Watkins, who competed in the USA Cycling 2010 Masters Road Nationals in Louisville, KY this past weekend. Bill took 4th in the Criterium, 9th in the Road Race and 13th in the Time Trial (with a broken toe clip :-( )! Not bad for an old guy, as only your loving YOUNGER sister can say :-).
July 31, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW QUALIFIED ALL-AGE DOG! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX*** CGC TDI (Mary Hilderbrandt) became Qualified All-Aged by taking 2nd place in the Western NY Qualifying Stake. Brita was owner trained and handled. She is Mary's second *** dog, as well as the second Gaylan's bitch to earn this prestigious title. Congratulations to this fabulous team!!!
  • NEW CANADIAN WORKING CERTIFICATE AND WORKING CERTIFICATE INTERMEDIATE! Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up Can. WCI passed her both Canadian WC and WCI!
Other Accomplishments and News July 27, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW GRCA OUTSTANDING DAM! Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA CGC (Marcy Burke) became a GRCA Outstanding Dam. Chex's qualifying offspring are:
    • Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX OAJ
    • Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait AX OAJ
    • Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH AX AXJ
    • HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA OAJ VC CCA
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Taitt, Gaylan's Saffron Pop The Cork TD JH WCX (Lisa Newton) passed the GRCA WCX test!
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream AX OAJ (Al and Irene Lamphere) finished her AX title, making her dam Chex a GRCA Outstanding Dam!
  • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX JH (Deb Abbott) wrapped up her Junior Hunter title in four straight tests.
  • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH OA OAJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) completed his OA title with a 1st place.
  • NEW RL3! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL3 CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned his APDT RL3 title with all 1st placements.
  • Tara Perby's Goose daughter, Crossroad's Meadowlark RN JH WC earned her Working Certificate title this weekend.
Other Accomplishments and News July 18, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH AX AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) finished his AX title with a 3rd place!
  • NEW CANADIAN JUNIOR HUNTER AND WORKING CERTIFICATE! Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not a Gaggle Can JH WC (Frances Holmes) finished her Canadian JH and passed the WC test.
  • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS, CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY DOG! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN NA NAJ CGC TDI (Zoe Beatty) entered his second weekend of agility and finished his NAJ title with a 1st place, earned his first OA leg with a 1st place and his first NF leg with a 2nd place. He then dashed home to take and pass the AKC's CGC and TDI's therapy dog tests.
  • Tara Perby's Goose daughter, Crossroad's Meadowlark RN JH finished her Junior Hunter title this weekend.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD OA NAJ SH WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) earned his third Master Hunter leg.
  • Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) ventured into the land of flyers and earned his first American Master Hunter leg.
  • Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX SH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) earned her second MH leg.
  • Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance SH WCX CCA (Carvel Gold) earned his first MH leg.
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) took High in Trial out of Open B.
  • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) QQd and q'd in Exc B Standard.
  • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her third QQ and another Exc B JWW leg.
  • Castle, Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo VCD2 RE TDX AX AXJ XF (Chuck Dilorio) earned his second QQ.
  • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) qualified in Exc B Standard and Exc B JWW.
  • Less than two weeks after celebrating his first birthday, Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CGC (Terrie Leafstedt) earned his first UKC CD leg with a 196 1/2 and 3rd place.
July 11, 2010

New Titles
  • NEW MASTER JUMPER EXCELLENT! Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX MXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) finished her MXJ title and earned another JWW Q.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) QQd again and qualified in Exc B Standard.
  • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) qualified in Exc B JWW.
  • Cruise, Gaylan's Born on the 4th of July (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned his first Junior Hunter leg.
  • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly CGC (Helen Sherman) earned her first Junior Hunter leg.
July 5, 2010 Happy Independence Day!

New Titles
  • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing JH WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his JH title in his fourth test.
  • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH NA NAJ NF CCA (Marcy Burke) took two first placements in Nov B Standard to finish her NA title and earned her first OAJ leg with a 2nd place.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) passed his second Master Hunt test.
  • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH AX AXJ (Michelle Foster) earned at least two QQs this weekend to start his Master career off right!
  • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned another QQ, WON her Exc B Standard class and qualified in Exc B JWW.
  • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned his eight QQ with a 1st place in JWW and 4th in Standard, and his ninth QQ with 2nd place in JWW and 3rd in Standard.
  • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned her 9th MXJ leg with a 4th place.
  • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) earned two 4th places, one in Exc B Std and one in Exc B JWW.
  • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) took 4th place in Exc B Standard for his first MX leg.
  • Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up (Jill Brown) earned her first two Canadian JH legs.
  • Covey, Gaylan's I Am Not a Gaggle (Frances Holmes) earned her first two Canadian JH legs.
July 2, 2010 I've been out of town for a few weeks so here is the most recent news.

New Titles
  • NEW MACH 3! Makai, MACH3 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) finished her MACH3 in fine style.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WCX CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) passed the GRCA WCX test.
  • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT AND AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH AX AXJ (Michelle Foster) finished his Agility Excellent and Agility Excellent Jumpers titles.
  • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX OAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his Open Jumpers title with a 1st place and earned his second Open FAST leg with another 1st.
  • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN JH OA OAJ WC VC CCA (Pat Swallows) passed the GRCA Working Certificate test.
Other Accomplishments and News
  • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) has been busy: she's earned her 4th MH leg, earned QQ #2 in agility, her 5th MX and her 2nd MXJ leg.
  • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won his Exc B Standard class.
  • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned another MXF leg with a 3rd place, as well as more MX and MXJ legs.
  • Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA OAJ VC CCA (Paula Cauley) earned two AXJ legs.
  • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his second AX leg and an Exc B FAST leg, both with 1st places.
  • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD OA OAJ NF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) earned her first Excellent A Q in agility.
  • Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX STAR (Deb Abbott) debuted in agility and earned her first NA leg with a 2nd place.
  • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA CGC (Sue & Teri Zgoda) qualified 4 of 5 runs in NADAC agility, all with 1st places.

    June 21, 2010

    New Titles
    • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice JH (Jack Belicka) finished his Junior Hunter title at 7 1/2 months of age.
    Other Accomplishments and News June 14, 2010 Another great weekend! Congrats to all!:

    New Titles
    • NEW GRCA AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX ADHF CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her 10th and 11th QQs, with a 3rd place in JWW, qualifying her for the Golden Retriever Club oa America's Agility Dog Hall of Fame. Tango also earned her fifth MXF leg yesterday with a 1st place. Whooo-hooo!.
    • NEW MASTER FAST! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ MXF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) finished her Master FAST title with a 2nd place and Highest Scoring Golden.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CDX (Deb D'Elia) won her Open class to finish her CDX title.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD OA OAJ NF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her OA title with a 1st place.
    • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Drake, Gaylan's Son of a Goose JH (Lise Pratt) earned two more Junior Hunter legs to finish his title.
    • NEW NOVICE FAST! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ NF CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his NF title with a 1st place and earned his first AXJ leg.
    Other Accomplishments and News
    • Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD OA NAJ SH WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) earned his second Master Hunter leg.
    • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX NAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) took a 1st and 4th places in Open B Obedience, a 3rd in Utility, High in Trial and High Combined for his 4th and 5th UDX legs. Catcher is also ranked #9 golden retriever in the contry for Toby-Trigger Points and #2 for HITs.
    • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd in Exc B FAST and 3rd in Exc B Standard ..
    • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA (Lise Pratt) passed both Long Island Senior Hunt tests this weekend.
    • Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD VC CCA (Gayle Wakins) passed the Senior Hunt test on Sunday.
    June 6, 2010--

    New Titles
    • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD AX NAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) finished his AX title with a 1st and a 2nd place, earned his second Open JWW leg with a 1st place and earned his first Open FAST leg with a 2nd place.
    • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow NA CGC (Sue & Teri Zgoda) finished his Novice Agility title with a 1st place and earned his first Novice FAST leg with a 1st place.
    Other Accomplishments and News
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took a 3rd and 4th in Exc B Standard.
    • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned an MXJ and an MX leg.
    • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA Q'd in Exc B Standard.
    • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ XF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned two Exc B JWW Qs and an Exc B Std Q.
    • Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned another QQ.
    • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned an MX and an MXF Q.
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP AAD earned her 6th MX and another MXJ leg.
    • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) earned his second Senior Hunter leg.
    • Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his second JH leg.
    • Seven-month old Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice (Jack and Sue Belicka) earned his third Junior Hunter leg.
    • Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher (Gayle Watkins) passed her first two Junior Hunter tests.
    • Jamie, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit NAJ SG (Donna Anderson) took 1st and 3rd place in Nov B FAST .
    May 30, 2010 Wow! What a weekend the Gaylan's crew had:

    New Titles
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX MXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her MXJ, earned her third QQ, and her third and fourth MX legs.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND OPEN JUMPERS! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream OA OAJ (Al Lamphere) finished both her Open Agility and Open Jumpers titles.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS AND NOVICE FAST! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD NA OAJ NF CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her OAJ title with a 3rd place and her Novice FAST title with a 1st place.
    • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN NA (Zoe Beatty) finished his NA title in three trials with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. He also snared two NAJ legs with a 1st and 2nd.
    Other Accomplishments and News
    • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) continues to do well in the obedience ring, taking 1st in Open B and 3rd in Utility B for another High Combined award.
    • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD OA NAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) got his first three UDX legs, with a 1st and 4th in Utility B (197++), two 2nds and a 4th in Open B (197+), and his first OTCH points.
    • The Golden Retriever Club of America has honored Push, Can TCH-AFTCH Firemark's Push Come to Shove Am *** OS (Mike Ducross) and his accomplishment as the first ever North American Triple Champion. See the article here. Push is the sire of our Derby and 4th of July litters.
    • Emma, Gaylan's Symphony (George and Beth Gibson) is not only one of our better personal hunting dogs BUT is a fishing dog extraordinaire. Check her out on her webpage.
    • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned another QQ and lots of MACH points this weekend.
    • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) earned her first QQ from the Excellent B classes with a 1st and 2nd place.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned two more MXF legs with a 4th place.
    • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 2nd place in Exc B JWW.
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP AAD earned another MXJ leg.
    • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned two MXJ and two MXJ legs, the latter with a 1st place.
    • Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH OA OAJ (Michelle Foster) earned his earned two Agility Excellent and two Agility Excellent Jumpers legs with all 1st places.
    • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA (Pat Swallows) earned another MXJ leg.
    • Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN JH OA OAJ VC CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her second Exc A JWW Q with a first place.
    • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NA OAJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) earned his second Open Std leg with a 2nd place and his first AXJ Leg with a 3rd place.
    • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA passed both Senior Hunter tests this weekend.
    • Gamebird littermates Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX STAR and Drake, Gaylan's Son of a Goose (Lise Pratt) earned their first two Junior Hunter legs.
    • Seven-month old Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice (Jack and Sue Belicka) earned his first two Junior Hunter legs.
    May 24, 2010
    • NEW UTILITY DOG AND NEW GRCA OBEDIENCE HALL OF FAME! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star UD OA NAJ OBHF CGC (Sandy Washburn) started and finished his Utility Dog title this weekend with two 1sts and a 2nd in Utility B, two 1sts in Open B, two High Combined awards, two High in Trial awards, and scores the included a 199 in Open B and a 195 in Utility B. This weekend also put this young dog into the GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame. Wonder what Catcher's going to do once he turns two!
    • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT 2! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX2 OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) finished her UDX2 title with two 2nd places in Utility B, a 2nd & a 4th in Open B and two High Combined awards.
    • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TDX AX AXJ XF Can CD CCA (Chuck Dilorio) finished his AX recently and is collecting MX and MXJ legs.
    • NEW HIGH IN TRIAL! Reese, U-CD Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WCX CGC (Sharon Albright) took High in Trial in a run-off with a 198 1/2. OA leg with a 1st place
    • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail JH (Vicki Schmidt) finished his Junior Hunter test and earned a bonus leg.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG! Truly, Gaylan's Stony Creek Gambler CD CGC (Susan Young) earned her third CD leg in as many trials to finish her title.
    • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Jamie, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit NAJ SG (Donna Anderson) finished her NAJ title with a 1st place. .
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH OA OAJ VC CCA (Paula Cauley) completed his Open Agility title wiht a 1st place.
    • NEW NADAC NOVICE! Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae NAJ NAC (Wendy Greenberger) finished his NADAC Novice standard title with a 1st, two 2nds and a 4th. Brinkley and Wendy also earned lots of other Qs and placements: two Jumpers Qs with a 3rd and 4th place; Tunnelers, 1 Q, 3rd place and 4th place; Touch N Go, 1 Q and 2nd place; Tunnelers, one Q with a 4th place; and Weavers, no Q but5th place .
    • NEW NADAC NOVICE! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ XF VC CCA NAC CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her NADAC NAC title with three 1st places and had lots of other Qs: Tunnelers, 1st and 2nd place; Jumpers, two 2nd places; and Weavers, 1st place.
    • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed his second Master hunt test of the season.
    • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) continued his Qualifying ways by earning a QQQ and a QQ this weekend.
    • Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned another agility QQ.
    • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 3rd in Exc B JWW, earned her fourth MXF leg with a 2nd place, and a Q in Exc B Standard. However, all of this pales when compared to Tango holding her start lines and contacts in EVERY class!!!!!
    • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP AAD earned her 5th QQ and a Open FAST leg.
    • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her second MXF leg with a 3rd place and her first MXJ leg.
    • New! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CD (Deb D'Elia) earned her first two CDX legs with two 2nd places, including a 195. There is a video of one of her runs up on her page.
    • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earning QQ #57.
    • New! Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait AX OAJ (Dana Bourassa) earned her first MX leg and MACH points.
    • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) returned to the ring after a long lay off and earned his first Novice FAST Preferred leg with a 1st place..
    May 19, 2010
    • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his second AX leg and first Novice FAST leg.
    • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his first AX leg with a 1st place.
    May 16, 2010
    • NEW TRIPLE Q EXCELLENT! Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF TQX JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) finished his TQX title with a 4th in Standard and two 1sts in FAST.
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPES AND NOVICE FAST! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX MXJ NF NJP AAD finished her Master Agility Jumpers and Novice FAST Titles..
    • NEW UKC STARTED HUNTING RETRIEVER! Jester, SHR Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished his UKC SHR title.
    • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae NAJ (Wendy Greenberger) finished his Novice Jumpers title with a 2nd place, earned an NA leg with a 1st place and an NF leg with a 1st place. Brinkley is Wendy's Novice A dog. Wendy decided to try a few dog events to see what they were like. She and Brinkley have learned together and they are turning into a great team.
    • NEW NOVICE FAST! Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH NAJ NF CCA (Marcy Burke) finished her Novice FAST title and earned her first NA leg with a 4th place.
    • NEW NOVICE FAST! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CDX OA NAJ (Sandy Washburn) finished his Novice FAST title with two 1sts and a 4th, and earned his first AX leg.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) QQQd with three placements (1st in JWW, and 4ths in Fast and Standard), which was his 7th QQ and his 8th MXF leg, and another Q in Exc B standard.
    • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her second QQ and earned another MXJ leg.
    • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned two more QQs and another MX leg. I think she is up to #17 QQs.
    • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) her 6th QQ and another MX leg.
    • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA earned another QQ and two Exc B Standard Qs.
    • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) earned her third MXJ leg.
    • Zu, Gaylan's LornaDoone When Dreams Collide NA NAJ NF (Jeanne Kaufman) continue to do well in agility though I don't have the details. I believe Zu is running in Excellent A now.
    • Remi, Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail (Vicki Schmidt) earned his second and third Junior Hunter legs last weekend.
    • All three of Pat Swallow's girls--Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA, Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN JH OA OAJ VC CCA, and Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC all passed their first UKC Started Hunting Retriever tests.
    • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow GCG (Sue & Teri Zgoda) earned his second NA leg.
    • Jamie, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit SG (Donna Anderson) earned her second NAJ leg with a 2nd place. Video here.
    May 9, 2010
    • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH NAJ CCA (Marcy Burke) finished her NAJ with another 1st place.
    • NEW USDAA TITLE! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA OAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) ran USDAA and finished his Starters Standard Agility (SSA) title with a 2nd and 3rd place in Starters Standard. He also qualified in Starters Pairs, earned a 4th in Starters Jumpers and a 2nd place in Starters Snookers..
    • NEW CANINE GOOD CITIZEN! Izzy, Gaylan's Isabelle Pheasant CGC (Mike and Chris Morrissey) passed her AKC CGC test this weekend.
    • Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD OA NAJ SH WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther) earned his first Master Hunter leg. Congratulations are also in order to Julie because she finished her Rio Ranch dog, Piney's Junior Hunter.
    • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) passed GRCI's Master hunt test.
    • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned another QQ.
    • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA earned two QQs with a 1st in Exc B JWW and a Exc B 3rd in Standard.
    • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX AXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her second QQ, her 8th and 9th MXJ legs and her second MX leg.
    • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned two more Exc B Standard legs.
    • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ WC OD CCA (Lise Pratt) earned her 8th MXJ leg.
    May 3, 2010
    • NEW TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TDX JH AX AXJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) passed the AKC Tracking Dog Excellent on her first attempt. She finished the 800+ yards in 13 minutes with Jan in hot pursuit.
    • NEW SENIOR HUNTER AND GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx SH NA OAJ VC CCA (Paula Cauley) completed his Senior Hunter in five straight tests and earned a bumper leg. His SH title qualified Trip for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate.
    • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS AND EXCELLENT FAST! Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA AXJ XF WCX (Sue Wieder) finished his AXJ with a 1st place and his XF title, and earned his first MXJ leg.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CDX JH WC (Rosie Higdon) again won his Open A class for his final CDX leg. Brass has won every obedience class for each leg of his title, with two High in Trial awards.
    • NEW OPEN JUMPER! Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA OAJ WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) took 1st and 2nd to finish up her Open Jumpers title. Hopefully this will be Chase's last trial because she is pregnant :-)!
    • NEW COMPANION DOG! Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice CD MH WCX*** (Rosie Higdon and Gayle Watkins) earned her Companion Dog title in three shows one weekend, with all scores in the 190s and two 1st and one 2nd place in Novice B.
    • NEW USDAA TITLE! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC (Pat Swallows) Q'd in P1 Pairs with a 2nd place and P1 Snooker for a 1st place, which finished her P1 Snooker title.
    • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) took 1st in Exc B JWW, 4th place in Exc B Std, 3rd in Exc B FAST and earned another Q in JWW.
    • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA OAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) earned his second Exc JWW leg with a 1st place.
    April 26, 2010
    • NEW OUTSTANDING DAM! Well, the Comedy litter did it! They made their dam a GRCA OD before they turned two years old. What an amazing group of dogs they are! Our newest Outstanding Dam is Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ WC OD CCA. Her qualifying kids are:
      • Gaylan's Thaleia RE TDX JH WC (Vicki Chaney)
      • Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX AXJ NF (Kristen Cowell)
      • Gaylan's Catch A Rising Star CDX OA NAJ (Sandy Washburn)
    • NEW MASTER AGILITY DOG! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX OM1 TD MX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) finished her MX title and earned her 5th QQ with two 2nd places. She also got two Qs in Exc B FAST, one with a 4th place; and another 3rd place in Standard. Khay has also been doing ASCA agility, qualifying 10 times in 16 runs, with eight 1st places. She finished her ASCA RS-O and GS-O titles.
    • NEW AGILITY JUMPERS! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TD JH AX AXJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her AXJ with a 1st place and picked up her second MX leg.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA OA OAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) finished both his OA and OAJ titles and earned his first Exc JWW leg.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN JH OA OAJ VC CCA
    • (Pat Swallows) finished her Open Agility title with a 2nd place and earned her first AXJ leg with a 1st place.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CDX OA NAJ (Sandy Washburn) finished his OA title with a 1st and 2nd place and earned his first Open JWW leg with a 3rd place.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CD TD NA NAJ CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished her CD title with a 1st place, racked up a bumper CD leg, earned her second OA leg with a 2nd place and took 1st place in Open JWW for her first OAJ leg. Whew! Charlee has earned all of her titles and the AKC VCD1 title since March.
    • NEW ADVANCED AGILITY DOG! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX AXJ NJP AAD earned her USDAA AAD and her ninth MXJ leg..
    • NEW RALLY EXCELLENT! Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RE TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) finished her Rally Excellent title, including earning a 1st place and earned another agility QQ with a 4th place in JWW and another MXJ leg with a 4th place.
    • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA earned his first UKC Seasoned Hunting dog leg.
    • Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA OAJ (Paula Cauley) passed two more AKC Senior Hunter tests. One more to go for this young dog's title. He has passed all 12 AKC and UKC tests that he has entered at the "Senior" level. Pretty impressive for a dog that hasn't even turned two yet.
    • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) had a perfect weekend with TWO QQQs.
    • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX AXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) got her sixth and seventh MXJ legs.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 1st place in Ex B FAST for his 7th MXF leg and 2nd place in JWW Ex B.
    • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned another MXJ leg with a 4th place.
    • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA (Pat Swallows) earned another MXJ leg.
    • Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream NA NAJ (Al Lamphere) earned an OA leg.
    • Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his first Junior Hunter leg.
    • Reese, U-CD Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WCX CGC (Sharon Albright) went back to obedience from the field and one the Novice B class with a 198.
    • Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH CCA (Marcy Burke) debuted in agility and came home with two NAJ legs and two 1st places.
    • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC (Pat Swallows) passed the earned her first NAJ leg.
    • Drake, Gaylan's Son of a Goose (Lise Pratt) earned two UKC Started Retriever legs.
    April 23, 2010--Andy and I are back from the Middle East so I'm going to catch up on the news.
    • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia RE TDX JH WC (Vicki Chaney) finished her Junior Hunter title. Vicki is an accomplished trainer in other venues but this is her first AKC Hunt test title. Congratulations to this team!
    • NEW CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT! Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX CCA; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) and Kira, Gaylan's Roddenberry A La Mode JH WC CCA (Ann Lynn) earned their GRCA CCAs under breeder-judges Kay Gosling, Sandy Dunn and Cheryl Blair.
    • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Reese, U-CD Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WCX CGC (Sharon Albright) earned her WCX on her first attempt.
    • NEW NOVICE STANDARD AND NOVICE JUMPERS! Littermates Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CDX NA NAJ (Sandy Washburn) and Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp TD NA NAJ CGC (Gail Kraeuter) finished their NAs and NAJs last weekend. Charlee earned two 1st places and a 2nd for her Novice titles, and her first OA leg with a 1st place. Catcher got a 1st and 2nd for his Novice titles and earned an OA leg with a 1st place.
    • NEW CANINE GOOD CITIZEN! Gibbs, Gaylan's S.P.ARKLER of Gold CGC (Terrie Leafstedt) passed the AKC CGC test at 9 months of age.
    • Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RA TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned another QQ .
    • Littermates Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) and Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) earned their first QQs.
    • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took High Scoring Golden in JWW at HVGRC.
    • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA NAJ WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) was bred to Ch Malagold Augusta's Genuine Article CD MH WCX VCX DDHF (HIT winner)! Puppies are due Jun 18. There are photos and more information on our Puppies Page.
    • Photos of our trip to Egypt and Jordan can be found on my Webshots page.
    April 7, 2010--Andy and I will be traveling in Egypt and Jordan over the next two weeks so no more news till the end of the month.
    • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE FAST! Before we go, I want to congratulation Zu, Gaylan's LornaDoone When Dreams Collide NA NAJ NF and Jeanne Kaufman's success in agility, finishing his novice titles before his second birthday.
    April 2, 2010
    • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CDX SH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) finished her CDX with 2nd and 3rd places.
    • NEW OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! His third weekend in agility, Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NA OAJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his OAJ title with a 3rd place, earned his first Open STD leg with a 3rd place and earned his second Novice Fast leg with a 1st place.
    • NEW COMPANION DOG! Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Am CD WCX; Can TD WCX VCX (Pam Martin) finished his American CD this weekend with a 198 and a run-off for High in Trial with Pam's other new CD, Cajun. Both dogs then went on to earn their first CDX legs this weekend with 1st and 2nd places. Congratulations to Pam for both boys' success. Dice ended this winter's obedience season by completing all three Canadian titles and is halfway to his Canadian OTCHX and three-quarters of the way to his MOTCH. Now, back to the field!
    • NEW COMPANION DOG! Oakley, U-CD Gaylans Ready Aim Fire CD (Susie Przytula) finished his AKC Companion Dog title with some beautiful runs.
    • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX OM1 TD AX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) took earned a Double Blue QQ, a QQ with two 1st places for her fourth QQ. Wow! She also earned another 1st place in Exc B JWW and a 3rd place in Exc B FAST.
    • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 2nd place in Exc B JWW.
    • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CD JH WC (Rosie Higdon) won his Open A class for his first two CDX legs.
    • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA NA NAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) tackled USDAA agility and earned his first two Starters Standard Qs with a 1st place and a 3rd place, and his first Starters Relay leg with a 3rd placee.
    • We finally added our "Other Boys We Love" portion of our Dogs page.
    • CELEBRATIONS! Andy and I are heading to Egypt for a few weeks so I wanted to send out birthday greetings ahead of time to.
      • April 8--We wish a happy 2nd birthday to our beloved Dreamer and her wonderful brother, Zeus.
      • April 13--We wish a happy 12th birthday to the remaining dogs from our wonderful fifteen-pup West Point litter.
        • U-CDX Gaylan's West Point Cadet UDX SH WCX CCA
        • Gaylan's West Point Whistler UD RAE JH WC FMX HIT
        • Gaylan's First Sgt Cricket JH WCX CGC OD
        • Gaylan's Reveille at Fernside CDX NA NAP NJP TDX
        • Gaylan's Shades of Gray TDI CGC
        • Gaylan's Medal of Honor
        • Gaylan's West Point Graduate
        • Gaylan's USMA Golden Vision
        • and think fondly of the West Pointers that we have lost:
          • Am CH Gaylan's West Point Guidon CDX NA SH WC VCX CGC
          • Gaylan's Twentyonegun Salute VCD2 TDX RE AX MXJ OAP OJP JH WC FDCH
          • U-CDX Gaylan's Stony Lonesome UD, CCA, CGC
          • Gaylan's Cannon Malone
          • Gaylan's Hudson of the Corps
          • Gaylan's Sink Navy CGC
          • Gaylan's Red Austin Healey

      March 26, 2010
      • NEW HUNTING RETRIEVER, UPLAND HUNTER AND OPEN JUMPER! Trip, HR UH Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA OAJ (Paula Cauley) finished both his UKC Hunting Retriever and Upland Hunter titles, completely both titles in four tests each. He also finished his OAJ recently.
      • NEW EXCELLENT AGILITY! Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait AX OAJ (Dana Bourassa) finished her Agility Excellent title with another 1st place and lots of time to spare.
      • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CDX (Sandy Washburn) earned his second and third CDX legs out of Open B with a 196.5 and a 3rd place.
      • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NA NAJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) finished his NA title with two 1sts and earned two Open Jumpers legs, both with 1sts.
      • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RA NA NAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) finished his Rally Advanced title with a 4th place.
      • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RA TQX TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned another QQ. In Rally, Makai finishe her RA with a 98 and then got her first Rally Excellent leg with a 100 and 2nd place. .
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took High Combined with a 199.5 from Utility B and a 198.5 from Open B and earned another UDX leg with a 1st in Open B and a 4th in Utility.
      • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) her 5th QQ, this time with two 2nd places and got another Q in Exc B JWW.
      • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) is still going strong at 9 years old, earning QQ #56 with a 3rd place in STD and 4th place in JWW.
      • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TD JH AX OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first MXF leg and her second Rally Advanced leg with a 1st place and perfect score.
      • Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA NAJ (Paula Cauley) earned his second OA leg.
      • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA NAJ WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) took 2nd place in Open Jumpers for her first leg.
      • Ryder, Gaylan's Dark Star Ryder CDX (Nancy Novograd) earned a bumper leg in Open A obedience.
      • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia RE TDX WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her third Junior Hunter leg.
      • Just a few days after earning her TD, Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp TD CGC (Gail Kraeuter) debuted in agility and earned both an NA and NAJ leg. She then debuted in obedience and earned her first two Companion Dog (CD) legs. What a busy month for this team.
      • We said farewell to Dyna, Gaylan's Lunar Dynamite (Cindy Evans) who passed on 3/25/2010 from kidney failure, just a few months shy of her 13th birthday.
      March 21, 2010
      • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Ryder, Gaylan's Dark Star Ryder CDX (Nancy Novograd) earned her last CDX leg to finish her title.
      • NEW TRACKING DOG! Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp TD CGC (Gail Kraeuter) found the glove, thus earning her Tracking Dog title.
      • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX OM1 TD AX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) took 1st place in Exc B Standard, 2nd place in Exc B FAST, and a 1st place in a demo of the AKC's new "Time to Beat" class..
      • Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX TQX RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned another QQ last weekend.
      • Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA NAJ (Paula Cauley) debuted in hunt tests at the UKC Seasoned level and came home with two Hunting Retriever and two Upland Hunter legs.
      March 17, 2010--Happy St Patrick's Day! More news from last weekend.
      • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ CCA WCX (Lise Pratt) continued her comeback after her sabbatical from agility and earned her 2nd and 3rd MX legs.
      • The Fire Litter (Kazaam x Tango) had a mini-reunion at Dream Park in NJ. Photos of the gathering are on the litter's page.
      • We've updated our Puppies page with some new breeding plans for 2010 and 2011.
      • New Video on the pages for Tux, Riot, Ivy and Lexi.
      March 13, 2010
      • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH MX MXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) finished her MX title.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue AX AXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her AX title with two 1st places and her second and third MXJ legs.
      • NEW OPEN JUMPERS AND EXCELLENT FAST! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA OAJ XF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) finished his OA and XF, and won his Exc A FAST class.
      • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) her 4th QQ!
      • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CD (Sandy Washburn) put it together today to earn his first CDX leg out of Open B with a 199.5+ and High in Trial.
      • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 3rd in Open B with a 198.5+.
      • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RN NA NAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) earned his first Open JWW leg with a 1st place and his first Open Standard leg with a 3rd place.
      • CELEBRATIONS!
        • The Gaylan's family sends our warmest congratulations to Sarah, Esteban and Isaac Fernandezlopez on the birth of our newest dog trainer, Hannah (7 lbs 3 oz)!
      March 6, 2010--We got slammed by the blizzard so have been without power and cable for a week. I'm finally back on line and getting the news from those who were not snowed in posted.
      • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT AND EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH AX AXJ OF RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) finished both his Agility Excellent (AX) and Agility Excellent Jumpers (AXJ) titles. He then went on to earn his first MX leg at his next trial.
      • NEW AKC AND UKC COMPANION DOG! Reese, U-CD Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CD TD JH WC CGC (Sharon Albright) finished her UKC CD last month and her AKC CD this weekend with three 1sts and scores of 197.5, 197 and 197.
      • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH NAJ WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) debuted in AKC agility this weekend and earned his Novice JWW title with three 1st placesments, his first Novice Standard leg with a 1st and a Novice FAST leg. Congratulations to Chris on a great start with this boy!
      • NEW RALLY EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia RE TDX WC (Vicki Chaney) finished up her Rally Excellent title. Yahoo!!
      • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD RN JH NA OAJ VC CCA
      • (Pat Swallows) finished her Rally Novice (RN) title .
      • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) Q'd twice in Exc B JWW and earned her third MXF leg.
      • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ CGC (Anita Lupcho) earned his first AX leg.
      • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA OAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) has been collecting Excellent A legs: one AX leg with a 2nd, an AXJ leg with a 1st and two XF legs.
      • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her first Rally Excellent leg with a 1st place.
      • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC (Pat Swallows) passed the earned her first Rally Novice leg with a 2nd place.
      • Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice MH WCX*** (Rosie Higdon and Gayle Watkins) gave obedience a try and took High in Match with a 198 in Novice B her first time in the ring.
      Feb 22, 2010
      • NEW TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia RA TDX WC (Vicki Chaney) earned her Tracking Dog Excellent title at Prado. Yahoo!!
      • OUR FIRST TQX! The AKC has a new agility title, the Triple Q Excellent for dogs who have qualified in Excellent B Standard, Jumpers and FAST at the same show TEN times! Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX TQX RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) is our first TQX dog. This weekend, Makai earned her 100th Excellent B JWW leg and her 10th QQ toward her MACH3. Congratulations to this awe-inspiring team!
      • NEW VERSATILITY CERTIFICATES! Somehow I missed celebrating Pat Swallows' TWO girls who have earned the GRCA's Versatility Certificate for success in conformation, performance and field events. They are:
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD VC CCA
        • Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD JH NA OAJ VC CCA
      • NEW EXCELLENT JUMPER! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA AXJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) finished her AXJ with another 1st place.
      • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE OA OAJ CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his Open Agility title with a 2nd place !
      • NEW CPE TITLES! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC CL2-F CL2-H CL2-R (Phyllis Covino) took two 1sts, two 2nds and a 4th on his way to his CPE CL2-F, CL2-H and CL2-R titles. He also earned a few level 3 legs .
      • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CD (Sandy Washburn) finished his Novice obedience career with another 199.5 and High in Trial. That makes eight 1st places, 6 High in Trials and one 200 for this young boy. Now, on to Open.
      • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX OM1 TD AX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) earned her third QQ with two 3rd places and a 1st place on another Q in JWW.
      • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned QQ #55 with a 4th place in JWW.
      • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue OA AXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) earned her first MXJ with a 3rd place and her second OF leg with a 2nd place.
      • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned six legs in Level 3 CPE agility.
      • CELEBRATIONS!
        • We wished a happy 1st birthday to the eleven Gamebird litter pups:
          • Gaylan's Grey Goose Happy Hour
          • Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX
          • Gaylan's Matrix-Done Teal
          • Gaylan's Pheasant Surprise
          • Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN
          • Gaylan's I Am Not A Gaggle
          • Gaylan's Duck Duck Goose
          • Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly CGC
          • Gaylan's Son Of A Goose
          • Gaylan's Wild Fly'n Kansas Quail
          • Gaylan's Isabelle Pheasant
        • We wished a happy 4th birthday to the ten Dancing litter pups:
          • Gaylans MyTGold Rite of Spring RN
          • Gaylan's Mulligan Fling
          • U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX RA TDX OA AXJ XF VCD2 CCA
          • Gaylan's Belle of the Ball SH
          • Gaylan's Bop Till You Drop CD REA OA NAJ OF
          • Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD SH WCX CCA VC CGC (Therapy Dog)
          • Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX RAE MX MXJ XF TD VCD2 WC CGC TDI
          • Gaylan's Midnight Belly Dance
          • Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA OAJ RN WCX CGC
          • Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX
        Feb 12, 2010
        • NEW CANADIAN UTILITY DOG AND OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION! Dice, Can GMH OTCH Gaylan's High Roller Can TD WCX VCX Am WCX (Pam Martin) finished his Canadian Utility Dog title in one weekend, scoring a 198.5 (which was not HIT because his housemate Cajun earned a 200 in Utility!) His UD also gave him a Canadian OTCH title.
        • NEW COMPANION DOG AND FOUR HIGH IN TRIALs! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CD (Sandy Washburn) finished his CD title with another 199.5 for High in Trial. This young dog finished his title with three 1sts, two High in Trials and scores of 200, 199.5 and 199.5. He went on to get two bumper legs, both with High in Trial awards. Wow!
        • NEW COMPANION DOG! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole CD AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL-2 (Phyllis Covino) finished up his Companion Dog title with three qualifying performances this weekend.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his second and third UDX legs, as well as 45 more Masters points..
        • Ryder, Gaylan's Dark Star Ryder CD (Nancy Novograd) took a break from making commercials to earn two CDX leg with two 1st places.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won Open B obedience classes with a 198 and 197.5.
        • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX AXJ NJP earned QQs #3 and 4, and has finished her USDAA Advanced Snooker title.
        • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned a 1st, 2nd and 3rd places while garnering another MXF, Ex B STD and Ex B JWW leg.
        Feb 7, 2010--Some of us were able to show this weekend despite the nation's weather.
        • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT AND VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Dice, Can GMH Gaylan's High Roller Can CDX TD WCX VCX Am WCX (Pam Martin) finished his Canadian Companion Dog Excellent in short order, going 4 for 4 with scores from 196 to 198.5. His CDX gave him enough points for the Canadian GRC's Versatility Certificate Excellent.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NA NAJ WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) finished her Novice Agility title with a 2nd place.
        • NEW COMPANION DOG! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball CD RE NA OAJ CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his CD title in three trials with three 1sts and scores of 195.5 and 198!
        • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ XF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) was on fire this weekend, qualifying in 5 of 6 classes to complete her Excellent FAST title, earn her first Master FAST leg, her 9th QQ and her first QQQ! Wow!.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned his 6th QQ (with a 2nd in Std and a 3rd place in JWW), another 3rd in Exc JWW and 60 more MACH points.
        • Word has it that Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) ran beautifully this weekend and earned two more Qs in Exc B.
        • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ CCA WCX (Lise Pratt) returned to the ring after a long absence and earned her 7th MXJ leg.
        • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH OA OAJ OF RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) earned his second AX leg with a 1st place. He also has two AXJ legs.
        • Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star (Sandy Washburn) debuted in agility and earned two NAJ legs with two 1st placements and blazing times.
        • Punch, Gaylan's You Quack Me Up (Jill Brown) took 2nd place in Novice Dock Dog.
        January 30, 2010--
        • NEW MASTER JUMPER! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH AX MXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) finished her MXJ title with two legs this weekend, earned her 9th MX leg and her 7th and 8th MXF legs. Bette and Phoebe are really on a role!
        • NEW AGILITY JUMPERS! Kinsey, Gaylan's Going to the River OA AXJ CGC (Terri Campbell) returned to the ring after a long hiatus and finished up her AXJ with a 2nd place!
        • NEW CGC! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA CGC (Pat Swallows) passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
        January 29, 2010--Wow, it's been a long time since I've been able to update the site. I've had some health problems and in the midst of that and sending the Southern Litter home, I had not one but two computer crashes. I'm just now digging my way out of all of this. It may take me a while to get all the news updated but here is some from the last two months.
        • NEW 200 AND HIGH IN TRIAL! Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star (Sandy Washburn) debuted in obedience and earned a 200 for High in Trial their first time in the ring and a 199.5 for 1st place the second!
        • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 3 AND ANOTHER HIGH COMBINED! Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took another High Combined award with a 199.5 and 197.5 and won the Utility B class with a 199.5 in another trial.
        • NEW TRACKING DOG EXCELLENT, AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPERS AND EXCELLENT FAST! Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TDX OA AXJ XF Can CD CCA (Chuck Dilorio) passed the TDX test in VA, finished his Excellent FAST and Excellent Jumpers titles with 1st places and earned his first Rally Excellent leg with a 1st place and perfect score.
        • NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER 1! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX OM1 TD AX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) has been very busy in obedience and agility. She finished her Obedience Master 1 title and earned more legs toward her UDX2 while collecting some more placements and OTCH points along the way. Khay also earned her first QQQ in agility with placements in all classes.
        • NEW EXCELLENT JUMPER! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue OA AXJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her Excellent Jumpers title in three straight trials with placements for each leg. She also earned her first OF leg.
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait OA OAJ (Dana Bourassa) finished her Open titles with two 1st placements. Journey then hit the Excellent ring and came home with her first AX leg and a 1st place.
        • NEW RALLY NOVICE and RALLY ADVANCED! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia RA TD WC (Vicky Chaney) finished both her Rally Novice and Rally Advanced titles with terrific scores and lots of 1st places, and earned her second Junior Hunter leg.
        • NEW COMPANION DOG! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody CD JH NA OAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her Companion Dog title in short order with all scores above 195!
        • NEW COMPANION DOG, RALLY ADVANCED AND USDAA TITLE! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper CD RA AX AXJ NJP finished her CD title with a 2nd place and her RA title in short order. She also earned another QQ, some MACH points and is well on her way to her MX and MXJ. In USDAA, Winee earned her Starters Standard (SSA) and Starters Gamblers (SG) titles.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RN NA NAJ CGC (Kelly Gifford) debuted in agility at the Cleveland trials and earned both his Novice titles in short order with great runs. .
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle NA (Pat Swallows) earned her third NA leg and title with a 1st place..
        • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover RN TD JH AX OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first MX leg and some MACH points, her 2nd AXJ leg with another 1st place and earned her Rally Novice title.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) qualified in Open B Obedience with a 199 (2nd place) and 194.
        • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned another QQ and won three classes, Exc A FAST for her second leg, Exc B JWW and EXC B STD. She also tok 4th in another JWW run.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won two Exc B FAST classes, QQd with a 4th place in Exc B Std, took 3rd in another Exc B Standard class and 4th in another JWW class, and qualified three more times in Standard and one in Exc B JWW.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won two Exc B FAST classes and two Exc B Standard classes, took 3rd place in Exc B JWW for his seventh MXJ leg..
        • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN (Zoe Beatty) got another 2nd place in Rally Novice.
        • FAREWELLS AND CELEBRATIONS!
          • We said farewell to Tucker, U-CDX Gaylan's Stony Lonesome UD (Susan Young) who passed quickly on 1/20/2010 at 11 3/4 years of age.
          • We wished a happy 9th birthday to the seven remaining Sailing litter pups:
            • MACH3 Gaylan's Gypsy Pirate ADHF AAD EAC RS-NO CGC
            • MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (ADHF)
            • Gaylan's Into the Wind CDX AX MXJ WC CGC (OD)
            • Gaylan's Bobcat Stormy Seas JH WC CGC
            • Gaylan's Don't Rock the Boat
            • Gaylan's Shiver Me Timbers CD
            • Gaylan's Celtic Star
            • and thought fondly of the two Sailors that we have lost:
              • SHR Gaylan's Sail of the Century CD JH WC VC CGC (maj ptd)
              • Gaylan's First Mate TDI CGC
          • We introduced the Southern litter to their new owners:
            • Miss Black is now Abbie, Gaylan's Southern Charm. She moved to Dixon, CA with Jennie Keifer to do agility and maybe some field work.
            • Mr Blue is now Bourbon, Gaylan's Old Kentucky Rifle headed off to Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada with Annice Barraschuk to do field and obedience.
            • Miss Raspberry is Spirit, Gaylan's Crescent City Connection and she moved to Louisiana with Carrie Neyland to do agility.
            • Mr Red stayed near at hand with Brass's owners, Jack and Sue Belicka. He is now Nick, Gaylan's Olde St Nick, Naughty or Nice.
            • Miss Rainbow or Peggy Sue stayed even closer to home, moving to the next town over with Marit and Lars Kulleseid, Loki's owners. She is now Tessa, Gaylans' Steel Magnolia and she will be Marit's best friend, Loki's play buddy and Lars' hiking companion.
            • Miss Yellow also went home with another Gaylan's owner, Stephanie Schmitter. She is now Savannah, Gaylan's Sweet Sugar Magnolia.
            • Miss Green is Charlie, Gaylan's Fried Green Tomatoes and headed to Vero Beach, FL with John and Sally Campbell. They will be dabbling in obedience, agility and maybe even field.
            • Mr Rust is now known as Trek, Gaylan's Blue Ridge Mountain Journey and headed out to Larkspur, CA with Meredith and Bob Pechoultres. They will focus on field and Trek will be their hunting companion.
            • Miss Rose Pink is now Abigail, Gaylan's Southern Comfort and she moved in with Alma and Matt Holm in northern VA where she will be a family companion.
            • Finally, Miss Lilac is now Noel, Gaylan's South of the Border Blessing. She stayed pretty close in Long Valley, NJ where she will be doing agility with Chris and being buddy to Chris's two boys.
          • We send our congratulations to Team Ambertrail and breeder Melanie Foster for Push's fantastic achievement of becoming the first Canadian Triple Champion in breed history. Push is the sire of our Derby and 4th of July litters.
        November 27, 2009--Happy Thanksgiving to all! Each year at this time I realize how blessed I am to be able to commit so much of my life to dogs and the people who love them. I joke nowadays that I spent most of my adult life making the world safe for democracy (such a Cold War statement!) that now I just want to play. Although I take breeding, raising and training dogs seriously, I always remember how grateful I am that there are others willing to take on the world's more serious pursuits.
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH AX OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first AXJ leg with a win. You can see her run on YouTube.
        • Happy 1st birthday to the Jimmy Buffett litter: Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC and Brio, Gaylan's Changes in Attitude.
        November 22, 2009--
        • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT (CCA)! Tucker, U-CDX Gaylan's Stony Lonesome UD CCA CGC (Susan Young) earned his CCA from three golden breeder-judges, Barbara Pepper, Collete Jaynes and Laurie Doumaux.
        • NEW OPEN JUMPER! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA OAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) finished her OAJ with a 2nd place.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) earned her first QQ, with a 1st in Standard and a 2nd in JWW, as well as a 1st in Master B FAST.
        • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned two more QQs this weekend.
        • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) QQQ with a 1st in Exc B FAST and a 2nd in Exc B Standard, and earned another 2nd in FAST.
        • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA OAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) took 4th in Exc A FAST.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH AX AXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her 8th MX and 6th MXF legs.
        • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper AX AXJ NJP RN CGC TDI earned her second RA leg with a 1st place, her second CD leg and MXJ legs #4 and 5 .
        November 14, 2009--
        • NEW OPEN JUMPER! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue OA OAJ NF CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her Open Jumpers title with a 2nd place.
        • NEW OPEN JUMPER! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA NA OAJ CGC (Anita Lupcho) finished his Open Jumpers title with a 2nd and 3rd places, and earned his second OA leg with a 2nd place.
        • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CD JH WC (Rosie Higdon) passed his GRCA Working Certificate and got four of the five birds on the WCX. So close! It'll happen next time!
        • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey RN (Zoe Beatty) finished his Rally Novice title with a 3rd place for his second leg
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) placed 2nd in Open B both days with two 199s!
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL-2 (Phyllis Covino) earned his third MXF leg.
        • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) took 3rd place in Exc B FAST and Q'd in JWW.
        • Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH OA OAJ OF RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) earned his second AX leg with a 1st place. He also has two AXJ legs.
        • Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CD SH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) earned her first CDX leg.
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her first U-CDX leg with a 1st place and a 2nd place Novice C.
        • Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA OAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) earned her first U-CD leg with a 2nd place and a 194.
        • < li>Zu, Gaylan n LornaDoone When Dreams Collide! (Jeanne Kaufman) hit the agility ring and has won the Novice FAST class.
        • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RN CGC (Kelly Gifford) earned his first Rally Advanced leg.
        • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper AX AXJ NJP RN CGC TDI passed her Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International tests.
        • Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TDX STAR passed the AKC's STAR Puppy test.
        • Celebration! Happy 2nd birthday to ZuZu, Windrush Gaylan's ItsA Wonderful Life JH!!
        November 8, 2009-- November 3, 2009--Still updating news from this past weekend!
        • CELEBRATIONS!
          • First, we want to welcome the Southern Litter, who arrived on Halloween. We have 10 pups, 7 girls and 3 boys. Congratulations to mama Skye and our thanks to Jack and Sue Belicka for sharing Brass with us. You can follow the litter on our blog.
          • Happy 6th birthday to Corey's firstborn, Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney).
        • NEW MASTER FAST! Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH MXF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) qualified six for six in runs this weekend, placing in 5 of the classes, giving him two QQQs and finishing his Master FAST title.
        • NEW EXCELLENT STANDARD! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH AX OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her AX title with a class win. Jan also told me that Keeper's final XF leg was also with a 1st place.
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Reese, Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae TD JH WC CGC (Sharon Albright) finished her Junior Hunter title.
        • NEW OPEN FAST! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA NAJ OF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) finished his Open FAST title and earned his first OAJ leg both with with 1st placements.
        • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH NAJ WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned her second and third Novice Agility Jumpers leg with a 1st and 2nd placements, and her first and second Novice Agility leg with two 3rd placements.
        • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) earned her third QQ, this one with double placements, a 3rd and 4th.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH AX AXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned took 3rd and qualified in Master FAST for her 4th and 5th MXF legs, earned her 8th MXJ leg, and earned her 7th MX leg.
        • Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) qualified 6 for 6 this weekend in Exc B Standard, JWW and FAST.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) abandoned obedience for the weekend and hit the agility ring. He took a 2nd in Exc B JWW and a 1st and 2nd places in Exc B FAST for his 5th and 6th MXF legs.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ XF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) qualified in Excellent B JWW.
        • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA OAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) earned his first AXJ with a 1st place.
        • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her first MXF leg with a 1st place and took 2nd in Exc B JWW.
        • Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper AX AXJ NJP RN earned her second MXJ leg and her first MACH points.
        • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow GCG (Teri Zgoda) earned his first NA leg with a 1st place and his first NAJ leg with a 2nd place.
        • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae (Wendy Greenberger) earned his second NAJ with another 1st place.
        • Oakley, U-CD Gaylans Ready Aim Fire (Susie Przytula) earned his first AKC Companion Dog leg.
        October 28, 2009--We have some mid-week news from the Golden Retriever National Specialty in Oklahoma and locally.
        • NEW MASTER FAST! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX MXJ MXF RAE3 (John Runnels) completed her Master FAST title with a 5th place and qualified in Open B with a 192 1/2 at the National Specialty. Khay's housemate, Lill, took 2nd place in Veterans Novice Obedience with a 196 for her last competitive event.
        • Bebop, Gaylan's Bop Till You Drop CD RAE OA NF (Mardee Kayser) won the Open FAST class and qualified in Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent at the GRCA National Speciality.
        • Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp (Gail Kraeuter) was certified in tracking.
        • Dexter, Gaylan's Duck Creek Wild Turkey (Zoe Beatty) earned his first Rally Novice leg with a 95 at just 8 months of age.
        • We've started our blog and a webpage for our upcoming Southern Litter, sired by Brassfire Seattle On a Lark MH WCX out of Gaylan's Winning Colors MH WCX. Pups are due any day now.
        October 24, 2009--I'm finally back from the West. I want to thank the Calgary golden folks, particularly Jill Brown, owner of Punch, and Barb Loree, Rio Ranch Goldens, for showing me such a wonderful time.
        • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH OA OAJ XF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her XF title.
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue OA NAJ CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her Novice Agility Jumpers with a 1st and a 2nd placement and earned her Open Agility title with all 1st places.
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER AND VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern JH AX AXJ XF VC CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her third and fourth Junior Hunter legs to finish her title, which also qualified her for the GRCA's VC award. Last weekend, Bette earned her sixth MX leg, her seventh MXJ leg and her third MXF leg, all with 4th places.
        • NEW COMPANION DOG AND HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER! Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire CD JH (Rosie Higdon) finished his CD title with three 1st placements in Novice B and two HIGH IN TRIALs their very first weekend out!
        • NEW TRACKING DOG! Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase TD (Deb Abbott) passed her first tracking test to earn her TD title at 8 months of age.
        • NEW RALLY EXCELLENT! Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RE WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) finished his Rally Excellent title with placements.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) breezed through the Long Island Senior Hunt test.
        • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA also passed the Long Island Senior Hunt test.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL-2 (Phyllis Covino) earned his second MXF leg.
        • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) qualified in Exc B Standard.
        • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA NA NAJ CGC Therapy Dog (Anita Lupcho) earned his first OA leg and his first two OAJ legs, one with a 2nd place.
        • Brinkley, Gaylan's Caramel Sundae (Wendy Greenberger) came home from his first ever agility trial with his first NAJ and first NF leg with two 1st places.
        • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA NA NAJ CGC Therapy Dog (Anita Lupcho) earned his first two RE legs with two 1st places.
        October 17, 2009--I'll be traveling for the next week so won't be posting most of the news from this weekend until I get home but I had to get this exciting news up before I left.
        • Brass, Gaylan's Earth, Wind and Fire JH (Rosie Higdon) entered his first obedience trial and came home with 1st place in Novice B and HIGH IN TRIAL!
        October 11, 2009--
        • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPERS! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX MXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) qualified three times in Exc B Jumpers with two 1sts and a 2nd to finish her MXJ title and took two 1sts in Exc B FAST.
        • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH WC ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned his GRCA Working Certificate.
        • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH OA OAJ OF WC CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) is on a roll in the field, earning her GRCA WC this weekend.
        • NEW USDAA TITLE! Jamie, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit SG (Donna Anderson) earned her Started Gamblers title.
        • Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX MXF RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned her 10th QQQ.
        • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue NA CGC (Kristen Cowell) qualifed Novice FAST with a 2nd place and earned her first OA leg with a 1st place .
        • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) passed the WCX again.
        • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA NA NAJ CGC Therapy Dog (Anita Lupcho) earned his first Open JWW leg with 1st place.
        • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) took 3rd place in the SBGRC Fun Field trial Qualifying stake.
        • Miss Yellow from the 4th of July litter headed to her new home with Maggie Lukiewicz and Scorch. She is now Flaire, Gaylan's Rocket Red Glare. Her first act since going to Maggie was to take 2nd place out of four pups in the SBGRC Fun Field trial 3-6 month puppy stake!
        • Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 1st place in the SBGRC Junior Singles stake.
        • Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) took 4th place in the SBGRC Fun Field trial Advanced Singles stake.
        • Happy Second Birthday to the Ice Cream litter--Scoop, Doc, Reese, Trip, Kira, Peach, Kimber, Journey and Brinkley.
        October 4, 2009--
        • NEW MASTER AGILITY! Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind MX MXJ TDX CCA CGC (Blanche Wisniewski and Carol Stepczuk) finished her MX title by winning her class.
        • NEW OPEN JUMPERS AND OPEN FAST! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH OA NAJ OF RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) finished his Open Standard and Open FAST titles.
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH OA OAJ (Michelle Foster) earned his Open Agility Jumpers title.
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD JH OA OAJ OF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her fourth JH leg in her fourth test and finished her JH title.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue NA CGC (Kristen Cowell) finished her Novice Agility with two more 1st places and earned her second NAJ leg with another 1st place.
        • Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CD SH WCX CCA (OD) (Carvel Gold) passed her first Master Hunter (MH) test.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took two more High in Trials this weekend.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) won his Exc B Standard class..
        • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 2nd place in her Excellent B JWW class.
        • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA got a QQ with a 2nd and 3rd place and also took 3rd place in Exc B JWW.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH WC CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned her first Novice Agility Jumpers leg with a 1st place.
        • Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 1st place in Yankee Waterfowler's Junior Singles stake.
        September 24, 2009--
        • NEW UDX4 AND OM2! Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took three more High in Trials and two High Combined awards, finishing his UDX4 and OM2 titles.
        • NEW WCX! Tux, Gaylan's Fireside Affair JH WCX CGC (Chris Marinelli) passed his first Working Certificate Excellent test.
        • NEW WC! Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing WC CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) passed his first Working Certificate test and took 1st place in Yankee GRC's puppy singles stake.
        • NEW CCAs! Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC CCA (Maggie Lukiewicz), Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TD OA OAJ Can CD CCA (Chuck Dilorio) and Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA NAJ CCA earned the GRCA's Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA).
        • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper AX AXJ NJP RN finished her AX title.
        • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RA WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) earned yet another Master Hunter pass this weekend.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his first UDX leg with 2nd and 3rd places and got his first OTCH and OM1 points.
        • Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA Q'd in Exc B JWW.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ XF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her sixth MXJ leg and her second MXF leg with a 2nd place.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) qualified twice in Excellent B FAST with a 4th place..
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) earned QQ #51 and qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL-2 (Phyllis Covino) earned his first MXF leg with a 3rd place.
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD OA OAJ OF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her second and third JH legs.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ XF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) passed the WC again and qualified in Excellent B FAST.
        • Zeus, Gaylan n LornaDoone When Dreams Collide! (Jeanne Kaufman) hit the agility ring and has an NAJ and an NF leg with a 2nd place.
        • Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue CGC (Kristen Cowell) debuted in AKC agility and took 1st place in Novice Standard and 2nd place in Novice Jumpers for her first NA and NAJ legs.
        • Scoot, Gaylan's Silver Springs Ducks Gotta Fly CGC (Helen Sherman) passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC).
        September 20, 2009--
        • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX SH OA NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) earned two more Senior Hunter legs this weekend to finish her title in fourteen days. Wow!
        • NEW EXCELLENT JUMPERS! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper OA AXJ NJP RN won both her Excellent A Standard classes for her first two AX legs and qualified in both Jumpers classes with at least one 2nd place to finish her AXJ title. This two year old is really moving!
        • NEW OPEN JUMPERS! Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA OAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) finished his OAJ title with a 2nd place.
        • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Reese, Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae TD WC CGC (Sharon Albright) passed the GRCA Working Certificate and earned her second Junior Hunter leg.
        • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RA WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) earned another Master Hunter pass this weekend.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned another QQ--I think she now has 15 .
        • Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) won her Excellent B Standard class.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took a 2nd place in Exc B JWW and a 2nd place in Exc B Standard.
        • NEW USDAA PD2! Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 1st in Exc B FAST..
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Good luck to Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) as they head to the NADAC National Championships this week!
        • Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) passed the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test.
        • Brass, Gaylan's Earth Wind and Fire JH CGC (Rosie Higdon) took High Scoring Dog in Match at his first obedience match.
        September 13, 2009--
        • We sent the last two 4th of July pups, Lexi and Callie, off to their new homes! Congratulations to all the new owners.
        • All of us here send the best birthday wishes to Rooster, High Times Run'n the Roost UD MH WCX*** OS, sire of our Gambling, Irish and Ice Cream litters, who turns 15 today!
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND NOVICE JUMPERS! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer OA NAJ NF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) finished his Open Agility title with all firsts and wrapped up his NAJ with a 19-second course time for another win.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE JUMPERS! Peach, Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream NAJ (Al Lamphere) finished her NAJ and her NA in short order.
        • NEW UKC HUNTING RETRIEVER! Tango, UH HR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned two more Seasoned passes today to finish her United Kennel Club Hunting Retriever title.
        • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX JH OA NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) earned her second Senior Hunter leg.
        • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA NAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) took 2nd in Exc A FAST.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ XF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) took 4th place her in Excellent B FAST.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ XF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) qualified twice in Excellent B Jumpers.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) was four for four in obedience this weekend with two 3rd places in Open and one 3rd place in Utility..
        • Jester, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned his first two UKC Started passes.
        • Finn, Gaylan's Finnegan's Rainbow GCG (Teri Zgoda) qualified in three NADAC classes, taking 3rd place in Regular 1, 1st place in Touch and Go, and a 4th in Tunnelers.
        September 6, 2009--Almost all the 4th of July pups have flown the nest so it's been a busy weekend of bathing puppies, making puppy books, new owner talks, etc. However, other Gaylan's folks have been out and about.
        • First, Andy, Rosie and I would like to introduce the 4th of July litter and their new owners:
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA OAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) finished her Open Jumpers title by winning her class.
        • NEW OPEN FAST! Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ OF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned a QQ with double placements and finished her Open FAST title with a 1st place.
        • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX JH OA NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) earned her (and Deb's) first Senior Hunter leg her first weekend out.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won a three-way runoff for 2nd place in Utility B with a 198.5+++. He also took 3rd place in Open B.
        • Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX MXF RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) earned one QQQ and one QQ this weekend, qualifying 5 of 6 runs.
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD OA OAJ OF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her 2nd Excellent A Standard leg with a 1st place and her 2nd Excellent A FAST leg with a 2nd place.
        • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle (Pat Swallows) earned her second NA leg with a 1st place..
        August 30, 2009--We are getting ready to send the 4th of July litter home but other Gaylan's folks have been out and about. Puppy Walk photos will be on the blog soon if not already posted. Boy, did we have fun but those pups ran our tails off!
        • NEW OPEN FAST! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD OA OAJ OF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her Open Fast title with a 2nd place this weekend and then went on to earn her first Exc A FAST leg with a fantastic run and a 1st place. She also earned her first Exc A Std leg with a second place.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY, NOVICE JUMPERS AND NOVICE FAST! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH NA NAJ NF RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) has earned his AKC Novice agility titles this summer and last weekend he switched to Novice obedience where the won his class both days with a 196 and a 198.
        • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) earned his first Master Hunter leg three weeks after finishing his SH title. Holy cow!
        • Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ NF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) turned from field to agility and earned a QQ with two 2nd places and another MXJ leg, also with a 2nd place.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won a runoff to win Open B and another to take High in Trial with a 199.5.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ XF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) moved from agility to field and earned her second Junior Hunter leg.
        • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CD (Deb D'Elia) earned another bumper leg in Novice B Obedience with a 199 and a 1st place.
        August 21, 2009--The news is already coming in for this weekend.
        • NEW EXCELLENT FAST! Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ XF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) finished her Excellent FAST title.
        • NEW USDAA TITLES! Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) finished three USDAA titles this weekend: Adv/P2 Jumpers, Gamblers, and Snooker titles getting a Q and 1st place in each of them, and getting 2 Q's in Adv/P2 Standard.
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NA NF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) won both his Open Standard classes and earned two Open FAST legs with a 1st and 2nd.
        • NEW USDAA TITLE! Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA NAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) finished her Adv/P2 Snooker title, gettings two Q's in Snooker with a 1st and 2nd place. She also got her first Adv/P2 Jumpers and Pairs Q's, both with first places and earned her second AKC OA leg with a 2nd place. .
        • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle (Pat Swallows) debuted in AKC agility and earned her first NA leg with a perfect score and 2nd place :-). She also earned USDAA Nov/P1 Snooker (1st), Gamblers (1st), and Jumpers Q (2nd)..
        • Reese, Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae TD CGC (Sharon Albright) earned her first Junior Hunter leg.
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD OA OAJ NF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned her first Junior Hunter leg.
        • More reunion photos are up: www.flickr.com/photos/ekota/sets/72157621891777167/. Thanks, Kelly, Lise, Marcy, Pat and Randy for taking such great photos.
        August 18, 2009--
        • Photos of the Gaylan's Reunion are up! What a great time we had. You can check them out at:
        • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT AND EXCELLENT FAST! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole AX AXJ XF RE CCA CGC RL-2 (Phyllis Covino) finished his AX with a 3rd place and his XF with a 1st place.
        • NEW CANADIAN COMPANION DOG! Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TD OA OAJ Can CD (Chuck Dilorio) earned his Canadian CD in one weekend with three 2nd places and all scores around 198. He also earned two Rally Novice legs with a 1st and 2nd, and scores of 98 and 100.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ XF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned his tenth QQ and has picked up some extra jumpers legs over the past weeks.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) qualifed twice in Exc B Jumpers with a 4th place, twice in Exc B FAST with a 1st place, and once in Exc B Standard. That brings her overall count to 8 MXJ legs, 2 MX legs, and 5 MXF legs..
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her 5th MXJ leg.
        • We bid farewell to Bailey, Gaylan's USMA Golden Vision from our West Point litter. Bailey was loved by Gary Censoplano and Ruth Gulliver. Sweet, funny and always up for a game of stick fetch, Bailey will be deeply missed.
        August 10, 2009--What an amazing reunion we had in MD, complete with three days of hunting workshop, dinners, photos, raffles and more. Photos will be up soon!
        • Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD SH WCX VC CCA CGC, Therapy Dog (Carvel Gold) earned his Working Certificate Excellent on his first attempt.
        • Jamie, Gaylan's Celtic Spirit (Donna Anderson) debuted in USDAA agility and qualified in Gamblers.
        • We send a huge congratulations to Yogi, Una's sire and grandsire/great-grandsire to many Gaylan's dogs, on his Tracking Championship, earned at 11 years young. He is now Am. CH OTCH CT; Can. CH Highmark Mirasol Once A Knight VCD4 UDX3 JH MX MXJ WC VCX OS SDHF OBHF. All we can say is "WOW!!"
        August 2, 2009--Many of us are heading to Maryland for the Second Gaylan's Reunion and Field Workshop. This year, we are being joined by Pat Swallows of Topmast Goldens and her puppy owners. We won't be posting much from MD because it will be busy time but we'll have photos and stories when we get home. However, there have been some busy folks this weekend:
        • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire SH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) finished his Senior Hunter title in the four tests that he ran this year. Congratulations to Maggie on her first Senior dog. On to Master!
        • NEW V-NATCH! A month after earning his NATCH, Pilot, MACH V-NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) Pilot earned his Versatility NATCH. The V-NATCH is the NATCH (Standard, Jumpers, and Chances), plus getting the requirements in 3 other games. Congratulations to Pilot and Stephanie!
        • NEW USDAA PD2! Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd in Performance National Standard Qualifier, 1st in P2 Snooker and 1st in P2 standard to finish his PD2 title..
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) took 2nd place and 3rd place in Utility B, a 2nd place in Open B with a 197 and a High Combined award..
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) 2nd place in P3 pairs, two 2nd places in P2 Gamblers and 1st place in P3 Jumpers.
        July 28, 2009-- July 26, 2009--
        • NEW GRCA VERSATILITY EXCELLENT! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA VCX CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) earned her third MH leg. Last week's AXJ title made Brita eligible for the GRCA's VCX title.
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Kira, Gaylan's Roddenberry A La Mode JH (Ann Lynn) finished her Junior Hunter title in style and earned a bumper leg.
        • NEW USDAA TITLES! Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX PD2 (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd place in P2 Jumpers which completed his Performance Dog 2 title and 3rd in P3 Jumpers. Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) took 1st place in P2 Standard, 1st and 2nd place in P2 Snooker, 1st in P2 pairs and 1st in P2 jumpers.
        • NEW NADAC TITLES! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NA NF O-NAC O-NCC O-NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his Outstanding Novice Chances (O-NCC) and Outstanding Novice Jumpers (O-NJC) titles.
        • Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA NAJ (Paula Cauley) earned his first OAJ leg with a 1st place.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA AXJ OF RE CCA CGC RL-2 (Phyllis Covino) earned his APDT Rally 2 title with three 2nd places .
        • Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CD (Deb D'Elia) continued her winning ways in Novice B Obedience by winning both of her classes this weekend with a 196 1/2 and a 198 1/2.
        • The 4th of July litter made the big move to the x-pen out of the whelping box. Photos of their lives thus far are linked from our blog.
        July 17, 2009--
        • NEW MACH! Goose, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH WCX OS VC CCA earned his 20th QQ to complete his Master Agility Championship. Congratulations to Lise and Goose!
        • NEW UTILITY DOG AND GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Two weeks after earning his JH and VC, Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) hit the obedience ring to finish his Utility Dog title with a 1st place. This title also qualified Bing for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate Excellent! Congratulations to this hard-working team.
        • NEW GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT! Julie and I miscounted and are excited to announce that Trav's CCA also gave him his VCX. So he is now Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD SH OA NAJ WCX VCX CCA (Julie Luther).
        • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT JUMPER! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX AXJ RN WCX CCA CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) finished her AXJ title and qualified in Exc B Standard. Brita then went on to pass her second MH test over the weekend.
        • NEW OPEN STANDARD AND OPEN AGILITY! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper OA OAJ NJP RN finished both her Open Standard and Open Jumpers titles over the past few weeks.
        • NEW OPEN STANDARD AND NOVICE FAST! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD OA OAJ NF CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her Open Standard title with a 1st and her Novice FAST title with a 2nd place. .
        • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Spring, Gaylans' MyTGold Rite of Spring RN (Maddy Mason) finished his Rally Novice title with two 98/100 and a 1st place. They went on to qualify in Rally Advanced the next day with a 1st place. Congratulations to Maddy and Spring! Spring's housemate 13-year old Luna finished her Rally Novice title and earned a bumper leg.
        • NEW UKC COMPANION DOG! Oakley, U-CD Gaylans Ready Aim Fire (Susie Przytula) earned his UKC CD title this weekend in his first three trials with a 197.5 and two 195.5 scores.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her 5th MX leg.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA AXJ OF RE CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) took 1st place in Agility Excellent A.
        • Kira, Gaylan's Roddenberry A La Mode (Ann Lynn) earned two more Junior Hunter legs.
        • Journey, Gaylan's Rainbow Promise Parfait (Dana Bourassa) earned her first Novice Jumpers leg with a 1st place and 17 seconds to spare and Novice Standard leg.
        • We celebrated the Fire Litter's second birthday on July 17th. Best wishes to Bang, Tux, Winee, Brass, Ruby, Oakley, Zahra and Bounce.
        July 11, 2009--
        • OUR FIRST CANADIAN GRAND MASTER HUNTER! Dice, GMH Gaylan's High Roller TD Am/Can WCX (Pam Martin) earned his 10th Canadian Master Hunter leg this weekend, making him our first Canadian Grand Master Hunter. Dice has passed all eight of the Master tests he has entered this year! And to think that he just turned four last week! A huge congratulations to Pam and Dice, a truly amazing team!
        • NEW CANADIAN JUNIOR HUNTER! Radar, Gaylan's S' M-A-S-H 'n Success CAN JH WCI (Leila Marshall) passed both tests this weekend to finish his Canadian Junior Hunter. Radar just turned one year old last month. Congratulations to Leila and Radar.
        • NEW MASTER AGILITY AND EXCELLENT FAST! Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD MX MXJ XF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) finished his MX title, got his eighth and ninth QQs and .
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH OA NAJ (Michelle Foster) earned his Open Agility title by winning his class.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY AND NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA NA NAJ CGC Therapy Dog (Anita Lupcho) finished both his NA and NAJ titles.
        • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX OAJ RN WCX CCA CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) earned her first Master Hunter leg.
        • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ WC CCA (Lise Pratt) qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TD OA OAJ (Chuck Dilorio) earned his first Excellent Agility legs.
        • Kira, Gaylan's Roddenberry A La Mode (Ann Lynn) earned her first Junior Hunter leg.
        • Bizzy, Ambertrail I Am A Wild Party Can MH WCX (Donna LaHaise), dam of our Gamebird litter, earned her second American Master Hunter leg this weekend.
        • I missed some birthday wishes last week and we had more to celebrate this week.
          • July 2 -- The Gambling litter celebrated their 4th birthday. Best wishes to Dice, Risk, Roy, Feo, Truly, Bette, Kinsey and Ace.
          • July 3 -- Una celebrated her 7th birthday.
          • July 10 -- Irish celebrated their 2nd birthday. Best wishes to Finn, Kerri, Jamie, Keeper and Jig.
        July 5, 2009--Happy Independence Day!!
        • THE 4TH OF JULY LITTER ARRIVES! We welcomed Gaylan's 4th of July litter this morning, nine pups (5 males and 4 females). Congratulations to Mama Risk, Gaylan's Gamblers Choice MH WCX*** and Papa Push, Dual CH-AFTCH Firemark's Push Come to Shove Can CDX Am *** OS.
        • NEW NATCH! Less than a month after finishing his MACH and a week after entering the GRCA ADHF, Pilot, MACH NATCH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) earned his NADAC NATCH. Pilot is Gaylan's first NATCH dog. Congratulations to Pilot and Stephanie!
        • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD SH MX MXJ NF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished her Senior Hunter title at the Westchester Retriever Club test. Congratulations to Tango, Randy and Pat!
        • NEW COMPANION DOG! Zahra, Gaylan's Fire in the Sky CD (Deb D'Elia) earned her Companion Dog title in three trials with a perfect score of 200, High in Trial and three 1st places. You can see Zahra in action here and you can see the cool, calm and collected Deb here.
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER AND GRCA VERSATILITY CERTIFICATE! Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX JH OA AXJ NJP NF VC CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) finished his Junior Hunter title at the Westchester Retriever Club test. This title also qualified Bing for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate.
        • Though not technically a Gaylan's brag, we send a huge congratulations to Donna LaHaise for finishing Bizzy's, Ambertrail I Am A Wild Party Can MH WCX, Canadian Master Hunter title this weekend. Bizzy is the dam of our Gamebird litter, that were born in February 2009. Bizzy returned home to Donna in April to get in shape for Master. This weekend's was the first test she'd run and she came home with the ribbon and her new title.
        • Dice, Gaylan's High Roller Can MH TD Am-Can WCX (Pam Martin) passed two more Master Hunt Tests for his eighth and ninth Canadian Grand Master Hunter (GMH) legs. That makes six passes in a row for Dice!
        • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire JH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) earned his third Senior Hunter leg.
        • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA NAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) switched venues this weekend and earned his first Senior Hunter leg.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) took 1st place his Exc B Standard class on both Saturday and Sunday and took 3rd in Exc B JWW to give him QQ #50 and enough points to qualify him for the AKC Agility National Championships. Brig has qualified every year since getting his MACH.
        • Page, Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase (Deb Abbott) certified in tracking today at 19 weeks of age.
        June 28, 2009--Happy Birthday, Andy!!
        • NEW SENIOR HUNTER! Tess, Gaylan's Belle of the Ball SH (Dallas Bates) finished her Senior Hunter (SH) title at the Iron Range of MN tests. Tess is Dallas' first hunt test dog so this is a terrific accomplishment.
        • NEW MACH 2! Makai, MACH2 U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX MXF RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) finished her Master Agility Championship 2 title (MACH2) at Lehigh Valley. The points she earned this weekend also qualified Makai for the 2009 AKC Agility National Championship. Not one to rest on her laurels, Makai also QQQ'd with a 1st in Exc B FAST and a 4th in Exc B Standard to get started on her MACH 3.
        • NEW AGILITY DOG HALL OF FAME! Less than a month after finishing his MACH, Pilot, MACH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH ADHF (Stephanie Schmitter) entered the GRCA's Agility Dog Hall of Fame when he placed 1st and 2nd at the Long Island agility trials. The points he earned this weekend also qualified Pilot for the 2009 AKC Agility National Championship.
        • NEW CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMATION ASSESSEMENT! Five Gaylan's dogs entered the NJGRC CCA under breeder-judges Sue Petermann (Sanmann Goldens), Janice Provenzano (Edgecombe Goldens) and Cindy Partridge (Firestar Goldens) and all five came home with the treasured CCA Ribbon! They are:
          • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX AX MXJ CCA (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk)
          • Dart, Gaylan's Fly Like the Wind JH AX AXJ WC CCA (Lise Pratt)
          • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CCA CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto)
          • Chase, Gaylan's Free Run Chardonnay JH WC CCA(Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk)
          • Scoop, Gaylan's Triple Talent JH CCA (Marcy Burke)
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND OPEN FAST! Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH OA NAJ OF WCX (Sue Wieder) finished his OA and OF titles this weekend.
        • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire JH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) earned his second Senior Hunter leg.
        • Goose, Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH MX MXJ WCX OS VC CCA earned another QQ.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX MXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned another JWW leg and took 2nd in Exc A FAST .
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NA NF O-NAC NCC NJC O-TN-N TG-N O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned two Novice JWW legs with two 1st placements.
        June 20, 2009
        • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSEMENT and NEW GRCA VCX! Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RA WCX VCX CCA (Linda Lowy) earned another Master Hunter pass this weekend and then earned his GRCA Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) today. His CCA qualified Shiloh for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate Excellent (VCX) title, too.
        • NEW CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMATION ASSESSEMENT and NEW GRCA VC! Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD SH OA NAJ WCX VC CCA (Julie Luther) earned his GRCA Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) today. His CCA qualified Traveler for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate (VC) title.
        • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA AXJ OF RE CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) finished his AXJ title with a 2nd place and earned his first Exc FAST leg, also with a 2nd place.
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX JH OA NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) finished her Open Agility title with a 1st and 2nd place and earned her second Open JWW leg with a 3rd place.
        • Dice, Gaylan's High Roller Can MH TD Am-Can WCX (Pam Martin) continued to excel, earning his sixth and seventh Canadian Grand Master Hunter (GMH) legs.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX OA AXJ NJP NF CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) is bouncing back and forth between field and obedience these days. This weekend he and Barbara hit the obedience ring where he took 1st place in Utility A for his second UD leg.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX MXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned his seventh QQ and his ninth MX leg. .
        • Spring, Gaylans' MyTGold Rite of Spring (Maddy Mason) earned his first Rally Novice leg. Congratulations to Maddy for getting this wild child into the ring!
        • We said goodbye to Gaylan's Lunar Eclipse FDCH the day before her 12th birthday. Clipper initially stayed with Andy and I but when she didn't pass hips or elbows (double darn!), I placed her with Karen Inzana, a veterinary neurologist at Virginia Tech. Clipper has been best friend to Karen, her husband Tom and their kids for eleven years. You can read her tribute here.
        • We celebrated lots of birthdays. June has been a busy month over the past 30 years :-).
          • Oops, I forgot one of the birthday wishes last posting. Thanks for reminding me, Sue! June 8--The Flying Litter--turned 8 years old. Happy birthday to Abbi, Scout, Goose, Charlie, Jimmy, Lily, Tippet and Jack.
          • June 19--Happy 6th birthday to Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX.
          • June 22--Happy 1st birthday to the Comedy litter. Happy, happy birthday to Rue, Cosby, Griffin, Radar, Punch, Riot, Charlee, Ivy and Catcher!
          • June 23--I'm also going to wish a happy 12th birthday to the remaining Lunar litter pups--Dyna and Cadet!
        June 14, 2009--Andy and I have been vacationing in Croatia (great place for a vacation!) and boy did we miss a lot. Here is what happened in the last two weeks:
        • NEW CANADIAN WORKING CERTIFICATE AND WORKING CERTIFICATE INTERMEDIATE! Not-yet-one-year old Radar, Gaylan's S' M-A-S-H 'n Success Can WCI (Leila Marshall) earned his Canadian Working Certificate, Working Certificate Intermediate and his first Canadian Junior Hunter leg on his first weekend out.
        • NEW OPEN JUMPER! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD NA OAJ CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned finished her Open JWW title with a 1st and earned ehr second Open Agility (OA) leg with another 1st place ribbon.
        • NEW COMPANION DOG! Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance CD SH WC CCA CGC (Carvel Gold) earned his CD in three straight shows plus a bumper leg with two 3rd places.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX JH NA NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) finished her Novice Agility title, got her first Open Standard leg with a 2nd place and her first Open JWW leg with a 1st place.
        • NEW NADAC TITLES! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NA NF O-NAC, NCC, NJC, O-TN-N, TG-N, O-WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his NADAC Outstanding Novice Weavers and Outstanding Novice Regular titles.
        • Tess, Gaylan's Belle of the Ball JH (Dallas Bates) passed her second and third Senior Hunter (SH) tests. One more to go!
        • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire JH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) earned his first Senior Hunter leg.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX OA AXJ NJP NF CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his second and third Junior Hunter (JH) legs.
        • Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia TD WC (Vicky Chaney) earned her first Junior Hunter leg.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) added two more High in Trial awards and a High Combined award to his total with scores of 199.5, 198.5 and two 198s.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) earned two 3rd placements in Open B obedience, one with a 198.5.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) earned his second QQ with two 1st places and won another Standard class.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd place in both of his Exc B FAST classes and won Exc B Standard.
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) qualified in Exc B Standard with 3rd place.
        • We said goodbye to Gaylan's Twentyonegun Salute VCD2 TDX RE AX MXJ OAP OJP JH WC FDCH. Annie did it all--obedience, field, tracking, agility and flyball. She was Rosie's heart and Brass's buddy. She will be missed.
        • We celebrated lots of birthdays:
          • June 2--The Wind Litter--turned 5 years old. Happy birthday to Makai, Trader, Kite, Traveler, Dart, Dune, Raz, Maui and Edison.
          • June 6--Corey, LornaDoone Encore Encore CDX SH MX MXJ WCX CCA VCX (Gayle Watkins and Jeanne Kaufman) turned nine years old.
          • June 7--The Baseball Litter--turned 5 years old. Happy birthday to Slider and Loki.
          • June 16--The Derby Litter--also turned 5 years old. Happy birthday to Pilot, Khay, Skye, Romeo, Ryder, Woody, Striker, Daisy and Komet.
        May 28, 2009--I was late getting last week's news up so now I get to add Pilot's MACH to the list! Here is the news for the last two weeks.
        • NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION! Una, Can CH. Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD CCA VC (Gayle Watkins) took Best of Breed again today at the Ottawa Kennel Club show to finish her Canadian Championship in four shows. To end her short career with a bang, she took 2nd place in the Sporting Group. Andy and I send our heartfelt thanks to Graeme Burdon for doing such a wonderful job showing Una and to Pam and Bruce Martin for encouraging us to send her north and taking care of Una before and after her time with Graeme.
        • NEW MACH! Pilot, MACH Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MXF JH (Stephanie Schmitter) earned his Master Agility Championship (MACH) in the rain at Bayshore. He then went on to QQ on Friday, earned and MXF and MX leg on Saturday and Qd in JWW on Sunday. A HUGE Gaylan's congratulations to this fabulous team! Go, Pilot! Go, Stephanie!
        • NEW UTILITY DOG EXCELLENT! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDX TD AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) is now sporting a Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) title. Yahoo!
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! Zuzu, Windrush Gaylans ItsA Wonderful Life JH (Charlie and Lauren Mancuso) finished her Junior Hunter (JH) title by passing her first four tests. Zuzu is Charlie and Lauren's first home-trained dog. They are clearly off to a great start!
        • New NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS AND NOVICE AGILITY! Winee, Gaylan's Ji:Hah Fire Keeper RN NA NAJ (Christie-Lee McNamara) finished her Novice Agility Jumper (NAJ) and Novice Agility (NA) titles with placements and earned her first Open Jumpers leg. Winee also got a CD leg with a 2nd place and a Rally Advanced leg with a 1st place. You can see videos of Winee doing agility at www.c-lee28.blogspot.com/.
        • New NOVICE AGILITY JUMPERS AND NOVICE AGILITY! Doc, Gaylan's Jamaican Me Crazy JH NA NAJ (Michelle Foster) earned his Novice Agility Jumper (NAJ) and Novice Agility (NA) titles with a number of 1st places during his first weekend out in agility. What a great start!
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY, NOVICE FAST AND NADAC TITLE! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NA NF NAC, NCC, NJC, O-TN-N, TG-N, WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his won both his Novice Standard and his Novice FAST classes to finish his NA and NF titles. Last weekend, he earned his NADAC Outstanding Novice Tunnelers title and took High in Trial Novice Dog. He qualified in seven of his twelve runs and was flying!
        • Dice, Gaylan's High Roller Can MH TD Am-Can WCX (Pam Martin) started the Canadian hunt test season off strongly, earning his fourth and fifth Canadian Grand Master Hunter (GMH) legs last weekend.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) earned two more QQs and Q'd in JWW.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned her three more QQs so she has 14 now, and qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Goose, Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH MX MXJ WCX OS VC CCA earned two more QQs to bring his total to 17. He also qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took 1st and 3rd in Exc B JWW class.
        • Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD JH MX MXJ NF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) qualified in Excellent B JWW last weekend and earned another UKC Seasoned leg this weekend. What a girl!
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX MXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned two more QQs, bringing his total to six QQs and eight MX legs. .
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her fourth Master Excellent (MX) leg.
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) qualified in Exc B Standard twice this weekend, once with 4th place.
        • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH NA NAJ NF WCX (Sue Wieder) won all of his classes for his first two Open Standard legs and his first Open Agility Jumpers (OAJ) leg.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX OA AXJ NJP NF CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his first Junior Hunter (JH) leg.
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD NA NAJ CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) earned two Novice Fast (NF) legs with 1st and 2nd places, her first Open Agility (OA) leg with a 3rd place and her second Open JWW leg with a 1st place.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RE CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) won all three of his CPE classes.
        • Charlie, U-CH Gaylan's Charlies Angels Fly CD NAJ NJC-JH CGC TDI TT (Mariann Zelinski) took Best in Match from the Veterans class at Old Bethpage. He and Amy also took Best Junior.
        • Littermates Charlee, Gaylan's Little Tramp CGC (Gail Kraeuter) and Catcher, Gaylan's Catch a Rising Star CGC (Sandy Washburn) passed their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test.
        May 16, 2009--
        • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT FAST! Makai, MACH U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX MXF RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) finished her Master Excellent FAST title (MXF) with a 1st place and took 4th in Exc B JWW.
        • NEW AGILITY EXCELLENT (AX)! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH AX OAJ RN WCX CCA CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) took 1st place in Excellent Standard for her last Agility Excellent (AX) leg. You can see her Standard run here.
        • NEW RALLY EXCELLENT! Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RE CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) finished his Rally Excellent (RE) title with a 2nd place.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx NA NAJ (Paula Cauley) finished his Novice Standard (NA) title with a 1st place.
        • Una, Gaylan's Hole in One SH MX MXJ WCX OD CCA VC (Gayle Watkins) hit the Canadian conformation ring this weekend and took Best of Breed on Sunday and Monday, giving her seven of the 10 points she needs for her championship.
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) switched back to obedience this weekend and took High in Trial with a 197.5 on Friday and Saturday and High Combined on Saturday and Sunday. Looks like Trader will be invited to the AKC National Obedience Invitational (NOI) in December in Long Beach, CA.
        • Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD JH MX MXJ NF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) headed back to the field after finishing her UD last weekend and earned her first UKC Seasoned leg.
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) qualified in Exc B Standard and JWW, just not on the same day :-(.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX MXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned his first Exc FAST leg and qualified in Exc B JWW.
        May 8, 2009--Another trip to Canada, this time to pick up Risk after her breeding and to drop Una off for some conformation shows but I've been getting news while on the road.
        • NEW UTILITY DOG!!! Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time UD JH MX MXJ NF RE WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished her UD title, making her Pat and Randy's first UD. Tango also earned an Open FAST leg yesterday, I think with a 1st place. Congratulations to this multi-talented team!
        • NEW JUNIOR HUNTER! I heard through the Facebook grapevine that Taitt, Gaylan's Saffron Pop The Cork TD JH WC (Lisa Newton) earned her last two Junior Hunter (JH) legs to finish her title. Congratulations to Lisa and Taitt!
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned his 5th QQ with a 3rd place in Standard and his 4th Exc B FAST leg with a 3rd place.
        • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX AX MXJ (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned her second QQ for her ninth MX leg and more MACH points.
        • Goose, Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH MX MXJ WCX OS VC CCA took 2nd place in Exc B JWW.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) qualified in Exc B Standard.
        May 5, 2009--I am still making the trek back and forth to Canada for Risk's breeding but am thrilled to post all the news from this last weekend.
        • The Game Bird pups' pages are up! Start on the Game Bird page to meet them all.
        • NEW NOVICE AGILITY! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD NA NAJ CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) finished her Novice Agility title with another 1st place.
        • NEW RALLY NOVICE! Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud RN CGC (Kelly Gifford) finished his Rally Novice title, qualifying in his first three trials. His last two legs were both 97/100 with a 1st and a 2nd place.
        • NEW NADAC TITLES! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NAC, NCC, NJC, TN-N, TG-N, WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his NADAC Novice Jumpers title, which gave him the NADAC Versatility award.
        • Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time CDX JH MX MXJ NF REA WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) took 2nd and 3rd place in Exc B JWW.
        • Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH NA NAJ NF WCX (Sue Wieder) took 1st in the Novice Dog class at Bucks County.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) earned QQ #47.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) got 2nd place in Exc B JWW for his fifth MXJ leg.
        • Goose, Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly SH MX MXJ WCX OS VC CCA qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) qualified in Exc B Standard.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RA CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) earned his first AX leg with a 1st place.
        • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle (Pat Swallows) qualified in PI Snooker and Pairs, with two 1st places and a 2nd place.
        • Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA NAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) qualified in PII Snooker with a 1st, beating her dam, Abbi who took 2nd place.
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) took 1st in Jumpers, Pairs and Gamblers and 2nd place in PII Snooker.
        April 27, 2009--I'm up in Ontario, Canada to breed Risk to Push but lots of Gaylan's dogs and owners were out in the heat this weekend. Congratulations to all!
        • NEW WORKING CERTIFICATE! Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia TD WC (Vicky Chaney) earned her Working Certificate this weekend at just 10 months of age. Vicky is not a field person but when she picked up Ivy, I asked her to try field with her since Ivy showed so much potential at an early age. Vicky promised she would try despite the mud, muck, birds and bugs. I send my thanks to Vicky from the bottom of my heart for letting this little girl do what she clearly was made to do.
        • NEW ASCA AGILITY TITLES! Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDT AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) earned her Regular (RS-N), Novice Gamblers, Open Jumpers (JS-O) and Elite Jumpers (JS-E) titles with eight 1sts, two 2nds and High in Trial Open dog.
        • NEW NADAC TITLE! Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NAC,NCC,TN-N,TGN,WV-N (Sandy Ziemski) earned his NADAC Weavers Novice title, got another Regular (Standard), Hoopers and a first Jumpers leg.
        • NEW CANINE GOOD CITIZEN! Rue, Gaylan's Mad About Rue CGC (Kristen Cowell) passed the AKC's CGC test for her first award.
        • Tess, Gaylan's Belle of the Ball JH (Dallas Bates) passed her first Senior Hunter (SH) test this weekend.
        • Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time CDX JH MX MXJ NF REA WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney)passed third Senior Hunter (SH) leg and took 3rd place in Exc B JWW agility this weekend.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) earned her 11th QQ.
        • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX AX MXJ (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned her eighth MX leg with a 4th place.
        • Tucker, U-CDX Gaylan's Stony Lonesome UD CGC (Susan Young) got to hit the ring this weekend in the Veteran classes. He took 1st and 2nd in Veteran's Obedience with a 198 and a 196.5. He also had fun in the breed ring!
        April 20, 2009--
        • NEW UPLAND HUNTER! Tango, UH SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time CDX JH MX MXJ NF REA WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) became our first UKC Upland Hunter (UH) dog. She needed only two legs but she passed all four tests this weekend.
        • Shiloh, Gaylan's Drummer Boy MH MX MXJ RA WCX (Linda Lowy) hit the field after a long winter and earned a Master Hunter pass.
        • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH OA OAJ RN WCX CCA CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) took 1st in Excellent Standard for her second Agility Excellent (AX) leg and 2nd in Excellent Jumpers for her second Agility Excellent Jumper (AXJ) leg. You can see her Standard run here.
        • Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA CGC Therapy Dog (Anita Lupcho) debuted in AKC agility with his first two NA legs with a 1st and 2nd places and his first to NAJ legs with a 2nd place.
        • Abbi, U-CH C-ATCH U-AGII U-CD Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD MX MXJ NF RA JH WC OD CCA (Pat Swallows) returned to the ring after her litter and qualified in Exc B JWW.
        • We sent the Game Bird puppies off to their new homes. Congratulations to these pups and their new owners. We're excited to watch them grow up!
        April 12, 2009--
        • NEW CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMATION ASSESSMENT!! It was a Mother-Son affair when both Lily, Gaylan's Firefly's Golden Glo CD SH WCX CCA (OD) and Michael, Gaylan's Firefly's Moondance SH WC CCA CGC, both owned by Carvel Golden, earned their CCAs under breeder-judges Kay Gosling, Beth Gerevics and Sue Petermann.
        • NEW RALLY ADVANCED EXCELLENT! Dauber, Gaylan's West Point Whistler UD RAE JH WC FMX (Sharon Albright) celebrated his 11th birthday by finishing his RAE title.
        • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS! Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD NAJ CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) qualified in three of four runs earning her Novice Jumpers title and her second Novice Standard leg with two 1sts and a 3rd place .
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDT AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) earned two more MXJ legs with a 3rd and 4th place and a 3rd place in Excellent FAST. This brings her up to six MXJ legs, three MXF legs, and one MX leg.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her fourth Master Jumpers (MXJ) leg with a 3rd place for Highest Scoring Golden.
        • Makai, MACH U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX XF RN TD (Gail Kraeuter) had a QQ with a 2nd place in JWW and a 1st place in Standard and another 1st place in Standard.
        • Pilot, Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MX MXJ MXF JH (Stephanie Schmitter) took 3rd place in Excellent B Standard.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) took 4th place Exc B Standard.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd place in Exc B Standard.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX MXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned his 5th and 6th MX legs, one with a 3rd place, and his fourth QQ.
        • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX AX MXJ (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned her seventh MX leg.
        • Scorch, Gaylan's Rimfire JH WC (Maggie Lukiewicz) took 1st and 2nd place in American-Bred at the RI show.
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NCC TN-N TG-N CGC (Sandy Ziemski) debuted in AKC Agility and earned one Novice Standard (NA) leg with a 1st place and two Novice FAST legs, with a 1st and 4th placements.
        • Taitt, Gaylan's Saffron Pop The Cork TD WC (Lisa Newton) earned her first two Junior Hunter (JH) legs.
        • Ten-month old Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud CGC (Kelly Gifford) debuted in AKC Rally and earned his first Rally Novice leg with a 1st place.
        • Devon, Gaylan's I'll Steel This Dance TDX JH NAJ RN WCX (Deb Abbott) was in the news this week for her participation in a reading program for children. Read the story here and check out the photo on Devon's page.
        April 5, 2009--
        • NEW MASTER AGILITY JUMPER! Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX MXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) finishes his MXJ title, earned his 3rd MX leg and his third QQ.
        • NEW TRACKING DOG! Reese, Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae TD CGC (Sharon Albright) finished her track in 4 minutes to earn her Tracking Dog (TD) title.
        • NEW NOVICE FAST! Wyeth, Gaylan's Chaddsford Sunset JH NA NAJ NF WCX (Sue Wieder) finished his Novice FAST title with a 2nd place and earned his first Open FAST leg with a 1st place.
        • Pilot, Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MX MXJ MXF JH (Stephanie Schmitter) earned another QQ.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) qualified in Exc B Standard.
        • Kite, Gaylan's Dancing in the Wind TDX AX MXJ (Blanche Wisniewski & Carol Stepczuk) earned two MXJ legs with a 2nd and 3rd places!!
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RA CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) earned his second AXJ leg with a 1st place.
        • Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud CGC (Kelly Gifford) passed the debuted in APDT Rally and took 1st place with a 205 and 4th place with a 203 at 10 months of age.
        March 27, 2009--
        • NEW MACH 3! Gypsy, MACH3 Gaylan's Gypsy Pirate AD (Sarah and Esteban Fernandezlopez) finished her MACH3 today, making her our first dog with that title. The judge for this class was our own Terri Campbell and apparently John Runnels was also on hand to cheer. Congratulations to this fabulous agility family.
        • NEW COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CDX SH OA OAJ RN WCX CCA CGC TDI (Mary Hildebrandt) earned her CDX in three straight trials with two 1sts and a 2nd. She got a bumper leg with a 195 and a 1st place for High Scoring Golden.
        • NEW RALLY ADVANCED! Bounce, Gaylan's Fireball RA CGC Therapy Dog (Anita Lupcho) finished his RA title with a 99 and a 1st place.
        • CONGRATULATIONS! Huge congratulations to the three Gaylan's dogs that competed at the AKC Agility National Championships:
          • MACH U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX XF RN TD (Gail Kraeuter)--Makai had three clean runs and came in 34th overall and the 3rd golden in the 20" class!
          • MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH WC CCA ADHF (Paula Orcutt)
          • Gaylan's Gallopin' Jet Pilot MX MXJ MXF JH (Stephanie Schmitter)
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX AXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned MX legs #1 and #2, MXJ legs #8 and #9, and his first two QQs.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDT AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) 1st place in Excellent B FAST and 3rd place in Exc B Standard .
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NCC TN-N TG-N CGC (Sandy Ziemski) earned his NADAC NCC title.
        March 20, 2009--
        • NEW NOVICE JUMPERS WITH WEAVES! Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx NAJ (Paula Cauley) finished his Novice JWW title and earned his second Novice Standard (NA) leg .
        • Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won the Utility B class with a 197 1/2 at the Hudson Valley GRC Specialty.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RA CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) earned his first AX leg with a 1st place and his first CD leg with a 2nd place this weekend.
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer NAC TN-N TG-N CGC (Sandy Ziemski) got his NADAC Novice Agility title this past weekend.
        March 15, 2009--
        • NEW OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION! NEW OBEDIENCE MASTER! Trader, OTCH Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 OM1 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) won the run-off and the Open B class with a 199+ to take High in Trial and finish his Obedience Trial Championship! Trader is our first OTCH and we could not be prouder of this fabulous team. Trader also finished his Obedience Master 1 (OM1) with his OTCH. The OM1 is a new AKC title that just started on 1/1/09.
        • NEW TRACKING DOG! Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready TD JH RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) earned his Tracking Dog (TD) title.
        • NEW RALLY EXCELLENT! Tango, SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time CDX JH MX MXJ NF REA WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) finished her Rally Excellent (RE) title.
        • Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD SH OA NAJ WCX (Julie Luther) earned his first UDX leg!
        • Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx (Paula Cauley) earned his first Novice Standard (NA) leg with a 1st place.
        March 9, 2009--
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX AXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned MXJ leg #7.
        • Makai, MACH U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RN MX MXJ XF TD ADHF CGC TDI earned her 12th and 13th QQs toward her MACH2.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) had two 1st places again this weekend, one in Exc B FAST class and one in Exc B Standard.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) took 2nd place in Exc B FAST for his 7th MXF legs and a Q in Exc B Standard.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her third Master Agility (MX) and Master Jumpers (MXJ) legs.
        • Kinsey, Gaylan's Going to the River OA OAJ CGC (Terri Campbell) continued her successful comeback after her shoulder injury by earning her first Excellent Standed (AX) leg with a 1st place and her first Excellent JWW (AXJ) leg with a 2nd place in her first weekend in Excellent A!
        • Read Part 1 of the Everything Golden interview with Gayle.
        March 2, 2009--
        • Trader, Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) took second in Open B with a 198 and another OTCH point.
        • Tango, SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time CDX JH MX MXJ NF RA WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) earned her second Utility Dog (UD) leg with a tie for 4th place.
        • Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD SH OA NAJ WCX (Julie Luther) hit the conformation ring, winning the Hunting Retriever Dog class at the Badger GRC specialty and got a 195 1/2 in Open B obedience.
        • Khay, Gaylan's Lady Omar Khayyam VCD2 UDT AX AXJ XF RAE3 (John Runnels) earned her earned four qualifications, all with 1st places (Standard, Snooker, Jumpers, and Pairs) at this weekend's USDAA agility trial in Baton Rouge, LA.
        • Makai, MACH U-CD Gaylan's Wind Off the Water CDX RN MX MXJ XF TD ADHF CGC TDI earned her 11th QQ toward her MACH2.
        • Gypsy, MACH2 Gaylan's Gypsy Pirate AD ADHF is up to 19 QQs toward her MACH3.
        • Jerry, Gaylan's Gracie's Fancy Free CDX TD AX AXJ OF RAE WC NAC CGC (Susan Palius) earned MXJ leg #6.
        • Trip, Gaylan's Safari Traxx (Paula Cauley) debuted in agility at the Tallahassee Agility Club trial and earned his first Novice JWW (NAJ) leg with a 1st place.
        • Jig, Gaylan's Irish Ceili Dancer TN-N TG-N CGC (Sandy Ziemski) earned his first agility titles at a NADAC trial this weekend--Novice Tunnelers (TN-N) and Novice Touch and Go (TG-N) titles.
        • I'm delinquent in announcing that Riot, Gaylan's Laughing Out Loud CGC (Kelly Gifford) passed the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test at 7 months of age.
        February 23, 2009--
        • NEW OPEN AGILITY AND OPEN AGILITY JUMPERS! Kinsey, Gaylan's Going to the River OA OAJ CGC (Terri Campbell) came back after a long lay up due to an injury to finish her Open Agility title with two 1st places and her Open JWW title with a 2nd place on her first weekend back. Congratulations to Terri and Kinsey!
        • Trader, Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) continued his streak, earning another UDX leg toward his UDX4 and collecting more OTCH points.
        • Reese, Gaylan's P'Nut Butter Cup Sundae CGC (Sharon Albright) and Bang, Gaylan's Fire When Ready JH RN WC (Pat Kavanagh) both got certified in Tracking this weekend.
        February 17, 2009--
        • The Game Bird Litter arrived today. We have six boys and five girls. What a crew! Mom, Bizzy, and babies are all doing well.
        • NEW UTILITY DOG! Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind UD SH OA NAJ WCX (Julie Luther) finished his Utility Dog (UD) title from Utility B. Big congratulations to Julie and Traveler for this accomplishment.
        • Tango, SHR Gaylan's One Step Atta Time CDX JH MX MXJ NF RA WCX CGC (Pat and Randy McKinney) passed in Utility again but unfortunately this leg didn't count because it was the same judge that gave Tango her first UD leg. Not to worry, she'll finish that UD soon.
        • Trader, Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) earned a 4th in Utility for another OTCH point and earned another UDX leg toward his UDX4.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RA CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) earned his second Rally Excellent (RE) leg with a 1st place and took two 1st, one 2nd and one 3rd placement as he went four for four in Level 2 at a local CPE agility trial.
        February 11, 2009--Shafer, Gaylan's First Harvest (Clark and Gina Koertner) became certified as a Delta Society Pet Partner, enabling him to do pet-assisted therapy.

        February 8, 2009--
        • New UDX3! Trader, Gaylan's Tradewind O'ertheDoone UDX3 MX MXJ XF ODHF CCA (Sandy Washburn) finished his UDX3, took a 1st and a 3rd in Utilty and a 3rd in Open B, with another High Combined award.
        • New COMPANION DOG EXCELLENT! I heard through the grapevine that Castle, U-CDX Gaylan's Dirty Dancing Oreo CDX TD OA OAJ (Chuck Dilorio) earned his third CDX leg with a 3rd place. In the past few months, he has finished his UKC and AKC CDC. Castle also earned his first Rally Novice (RN) leg with a 99.
        • Bing, Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle CDX OA AXJ NJP NF CCA CGC (Barbara Verga) earned his first Utility Dog (UD) leg with a 2nd place.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) triple Qd this weekend and earned two 2nd places in Exc B FAST for his 5th and 6th MXF legs and a 4th in Exc B JWW.
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) had two 1st places this weekend, one in Exc B FAST class and one in Exc B Standard.
        • Ace, Gaylan's Ace in the Hole OA OAJ OF RA CCA CGC RL-1 (Phyllis Covino) earned his first RE leg with a 2nd place.
        February 2, 2009--
        • New TRACKING DOG! Seven-month old Ivy, Gaylan's Thaleia TD (Vicky Chaney) earned her tracking dog (TD) title at the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego's test.
        • An update on my news for Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) from last week. Bette actually earned her first two Master Agility (MX) legs and her first Master Jumpers (MXJ) leg.
        • Brita, Gaylan's Water Dancer of Emeline CD SH OA OAJ RN WCX CCA (Mary Hilderbrandt) earned two 1st places in Open A, including a 196 1/2, for her first two Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) legs.
        • Bounce, Gaylan's Fire Ball RN (Anita Lupcho) earned two Rally Advamced (RA) legs with scores of 97 and 100, a perfect score!
        January 26, 2009--
        • Abbi's puppies are here! Eleven babies, seven girls and four boys, arrived early on Jan 26, 2009. For more on this litter, go here.
        • The Parrotheads went home this weekend. Congratulations to Pat and Randy McKinney, mama Tango and papa O'Reilly for a fabulous litter. Just remember, it's quality not quantity that counts! Welcome, Gaylan's Jolly Mon Sing and Gaylan's Changes in Attitude.
        • NEW MASTER EXCELLENT AND EXCELLENT FAST TITLE! Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH MX AXJ XF WCX (Paula Orcutt) finished his Master Excellent (MX) title with a 2nd place and hi Excellent FAST (XF) title, also with a 2nd place. He also got a QQQ with a 1st in Exc A FAST, a 1st in EXC B Standard and a 3rd in Exc B JWW for 4th MXJ leg for his first QQ with two placements. This weekend Juice finished his USDAA PD1 title and he placed 1st in Standard, Gamblers and Snooker.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) got his 3rd and 4th MXF legs with a 1st place, took a 4th in Excellent Standard and Qd in Excellent Jumpers. This weekend, Brig took 1st in USDAA P2 pairs, P2 Standard and got 2nd in P2 Jumpers.
        • Bette, Gaylan's Bet On It At Terrevern AX AXJ OF CL2-R,F,H,S CGC (Phoebe Teramoto) earned her first Master Agility (MX) leg . Congratulations to Bette's housemate Diva on her XF leg.
        • Traveler, Gaylan's One With the Wind CDX OA NAJ SH WCX (Julie Luther) earned his second Utility leg.
        • Chex, Gaylan's Party of One SH MX MXJ CCA WCX CGC (Marcy Burke) qualified in Exc B JWW.
        January 10, 2009-- January 4, 2009--
        • Juice, Gaylan's Juice Harp SH AX AXJ OF WCX (Paula Orcutt) won his Jumpers class for his second MXJ leg.
        • Brig, MACH2 Gaylan's Brigantine TD SH XF WC CCA VCX (Paula Orcutt) got two 2nd placements in Excellent B FAST for his first two MXF legs and took 4th in Excellent JWW.
        • Chime, Gaylan's Wind Chime Melody JH NA NAJ CCA (Pat Swallows) Chime qualified in Snooker and Jumpers Level 2, with a 1st and 2nd place.
        • Keeper, Gaylan's Lucky Four Leaf Clover TD CL1-F CGC (Jan Masica) qualified in Fullhouse and Jumpers Level 1, which gave her the CL1-F title in CPE agility, in addition to qualifying in Snooker and Standard each with 1st places.
        • Bryce, Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice NAJ CL1-H CL1-S CL1-R CL1-F (Jo Kuschel) qualified in Snooker, Jumpers, Fullhouse, Level 2, with two 1st places and a 2nd place.
        • Kerri, Gaylan's Kerri of the Emerald Isle (Pat Swallows) qualified in Snooker and Jumpers Level 1, with a 1st place and 2nd place.
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