Snippets June 2013

Hello Gippslanders!

It has been a busy and successful couple of months with great results for Gippsland members!

Kim and Phil Cooper attended the Working Dog Club of Victoria Restricted to Group 5 Tracking trial at the Baillieu Vineyard, Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula on the 19th of May where Tia received her tracking title. Congratulations to Kim, Phil and Tia!

Dave and Christine are ecstatic to have Kurt WIN stock coat minor puppy dog at the NATIONALS. This was Kurt’s second show and was handled brilliantly by Jurgen. They have done very well with Kurt’s training and development giving bragging rights to Gippsland branch being home of a National class winner!

Seven members attended the State Breed Exhibition with 3 Gippsland dogs entered in the show. Gippsland members went well with Tia winning long stock coat intermediate bitch, Kurt winning stock coat minor puppy dog in his debut show and Jasper coming second in stock coat junior dog.

Sharyn Thompson, Julie Lovell and Lyn McAlpine attended Bairnsdale and District Dog Obedience Club’s Double Obedience and Double Rally Obedience trial with their dogs Kali, Cash and Wolfie where Sharyn and Kali obtained a pass in Rally-O Novice. The following day they attended the Open Obedience and Rally Obedience trial at East Gippsland Dog Obedience Club where Lyn and Wolfie placed second in open, both Julie and Sharyn received a pass in Rall-O Novice with Cash and Kali.

Gill and Ingela Gestrin had Jack (Schaeferhund Jacko AZ) breed surveyed on June 16 after some specialized training with Dave Hynd. Jack was handled by Dave on the day and has been classed by Greg Green as Class 2. Well done guys! They have now gone away for a holiday and will be back in October. Happy travelling!

Gippsland branch received a surprise visit from Jo Morgan and Caddie, Jo was a member of the GSDCV and a local breeder under the prefix of Malachi. She is an experienced instructor and also trains assistance dogs. Jo and her dog Caddie took class 3 and 4 for a training session. The members were impressed with the skills Jo described Caddie had been trained in as her assistance dog. Thanks Jo!


Congratulations for the following pass-ups over the last couple of months.

Puppy to Class 1

Esther Dekkers and Heidi

Brad Hayman and Georgia

Class 1 to Class 2

Darren Walsh and Kirri

Carol Beams and Jasper

Keep an eye on the website for up-to-date branch information and send any photos or news you wish to share

Until next edition….