2002 CDCA National Specialty

The 2002 CDCA National Specialty was held in Pleasanton, CA, on Saturday, October 19. The Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore also held Agility trials on Saturday and Sunday (10/19 & 10/20) as well as all-breed conformation and obedience on Sunday and Monday (10/20 & 10/21) at the same location. Pleasanton is just east of San Francisco. The following weekend featured all-breed shows held by the Sacramento Valley Kennel Club, in Dixon, CA (about one hour from Pleasanton).

The trial secretary for the agility trial is Lorie Abbott. Results from the agility trial can be obtained from her website (www.abbadogs.com).

Photographs of the Specialty were taken by Cook PhoDOGraphy.


CDCA National Specialty 2002 Results

CDCA AWARDS

Member of the Year (2001): Teresa Clement

Dog of the Year (2001): Fuligin Ged Tycho, CDCA HC, V, CGC, CDX, OA, OAJ

ROMX (2001)
Ch. Pleasant Hill Jordan, ROM
Briel's Hatikvah bat Ariel, CGC, ROM

ROM (2001)
Pleasant Hill Teshura

Versatility (2001) V
U-CD, DOTY-1999 Briel's Isabel P Tiger Pooh, HC, CD, MX, MXJ, AAD, OAC, OJC,
    OGC
UAGII, DOTY-2000 CDCA Ch. Micah Haviv me Kansas, CGC, NA, CD, TT
DOTY-2001 Fuligin Ged Tycho, HC, CGC, CDX, OA, OAJ
Ch. Pleasant Hill What's the Buzz, HC, CGC, NA, NAJ

SWEEPSTAKES
Judge Mrs. Isabella Zirri

DOGS
Puppy Dogs, 6 - 9 Months:
1.  Cherrysh Mi Corazon Caleb. Owner:   Marcos Nunez & Teresa Zimmerman
    (Sara Sauceman, Agent.)
Puppy Dogs, 9 - 12  Months:
1.  Morrie Lee of Pleasant Hill.  Owner: Donna Dodson and Cynthia Grupp.
Junior Dogs, 12 - 18 Months:
1.  Mad River Revolution. Owners; Leal & Cynthia Grupp. (Andy Linton,
    Agent).
BITCHES
Puppy Bitches, 9 - 12 Months.
1.  Babrees Crystal Gale.  Owner: Noelle & Robin P Renteria.
Junior Bitches, 12 - 18 Months:
1.  Mad River Abigail.  Owner: Tim & Debbie Wat.
2.  Mazel Tov Mystery Girl.  Owner: Diane & Allan Gantt (Martin Andre
    Cabral, Agent).

Best in Sweepstakes:  Mad River Revolution
Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes:  Babrees Crystal Gale.

VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

Veteran Sweepstakes, 7 Years & Over Dogs:

1.  Ch Catalina's Felix to the Max.  Owner: Leal & Cynthia Grupp.
2.  Ch Ze-ev Midbar CD HI NA NAJ.  Owner:  Denise A. Gordon.
3.  Ch Pleasant Hill Yaakov Metav NA NAJ.  Owner:  Sally J.
    Armstrong-Barnhardt.
4.  Pleasant Hill El'Vess Eh'ren.  Owner:  Abra Grupp.

Veteran Sweepstakes, 7 Years & Over Bitches.

1.  Ch Pleasant Hill XXIV Karat Gold.  Owner:  Donna L. Dodson.
2.  Pleasant Hill Tahoe Mist CD.  Owner: Robin P. Renteria.
3.  Ch Mad River Starcomber.  Owner:  Leal & Cynthia Grupp.

Best in Veteran Sweepstakes  Ch Catalina's Felix to the Max.
Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Veteran Sweepstakes:  Ch Pleasant Hill XXIV
Karat Gold.

Subject: CDCA National Specialty 2002 Results - Regular Classes:  DOGS

REGULAR CLASSES
Judge Dr. Ruby Hertz

DOGS
Puppy Dogs, 6 - 9 Months.
1.  Cherrysh Mi Corazon Caleb. Breeder: Owner. (Kochav Ole me Shaar Hagai CD
    - Ch Cherrysh Asherah)  Owner:  Marcos Nunez & Teresa Zimmerman (Sara
    Sauceman, Agent).

Puppy Dogs, 9 - 12 Months.
1.  Morrie Lee of Pleasant Hill.Breeder:  Ronald Lee.  (Mad river Diamond
    Jack - Pleasant Hill Daizy)  Owner: Donna Dodson & Cynthia Grupp.

Dogs, 12 - 18 Months.
1.  Mad River Revolution.  Breeder:  Cynthia Grupp. (Ch Catalina's Felix to
    the Max - Ch Mad River Scheherazade.)  Owner:  Leal & Cynthia Grupp.
    (Sharon Curry, Agent).

Novice Dogs.
1.  Mad River Black Bart.  Breeder:  Owner.  (Ch Cherrysh My Trustworthy Toby
    - Ch Mad River Starcomber)  (Sharon Curry, Agent).

American-bred Dogs.
1.  CHF Ezra Taft Benson.  Breeder: Myrna Shiboleth & Sheryl Dawson
    (Shavit me Shaar Hagai - Ch Dvash me Shaar Hagai).  Owner:  Cheryl
    Hennings.

Open Dogs

1.  Mazel Tov Levi.  Breeder:  Catherine & Craig Oskow.  (Hadar Ha'Aretz
    Northern Snow - Ch Pleasant Hill Tovah)  Owner:  Kristina Bliss.

2.  Mo'Fet Sho'Van Echod Shaar Hagai.  Breeder.  Myrna Shiboleth.  (CHF Ezra
    Taft Benson - Shelalit me Shaar Hagai)  Owner:  Jack Rose & Dorekay
    Carlson.

3.  Lahat me Shaar Hagai:  Breeder Myrna Shiboleth.  (Ch Barak me Shaar Hagai
    - Bein Ha'arbaim me Shaar Hagai)  Owner.  Cheryl Hennings.

Winners Dog:  Mazel Tov Levi
Reserve Winners Dog::  Cherrysh Mi Corazon Caleb

BITCHES

Puppy Bitches, 9 - 12 Months.
1.  Babrees Crystal Gale.  Breeder:  Jill & Ian Terry.  (Velikaya's
    Lahatutan - Babrees Bethea Batyam) Owner:  Noelle & Robin P.
    Renteria.

12 - 18 Month Bitches
1.  Mad River Abigail.  Breeder: Cynthia Grupp.  (Ch Catalina's Felix to the
    Max - Ch Mad River Scheherazade) Owner: Tim & Debbie Wat.

Novice Bitches.
1.  Baberes The Astral Vision.  Breeder:  Jill & Ian Terry.  (Babrees
    Benjamin D'Israeli - Layla me Shaar Hagai)  Owner: Robin P. Renteria.

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches
1.  Jealou Wild Child.  Breeder:  Carol O'Bryan.  (Ch Catalina's Felix to the
    Max - Ch Arayl's Whoopdewoo)  Owner:  Carol O-Bryan & Katherine
    O'Bryan.
2.  Cherrysh Diamond in the Ruff.  Breeder:  Cheryl Hennings (Ch Cherrysh's
    Coat of Many Colors - Ziva me Shaar Hagai)  Owner:  Cheryl Hennings &
    Marsha Finley.
3.  Pleasant Hill Class Act.  Breeder Owner.  (Pleasant Hill Ditto Dandy -
    Bay Path's Saria) Owner: Donna L. Dodson.

Open Bitches:
1.  Mazel Tov Mystery Girl.  Breeder: Craig Oskow & Catherine Oskow. (Ch
    Pleasant Hill Mazel - Ch Pleasant Hill Tovah)  Owner: Diane & Allan
    Gantt.  (Martin Andrew Cabral, Agent)
2.  Jealou Echo Echo I Herd Ewe NAJ.  Breeder:  Carol O'Bryan. (Ch Catalina's
    Felix to the Max - Arayl's Whoopdewoo)  Owner:  Sally J.
    Armstrong-Barnhardt.

Best Puppy: Babrees Crystal Gale
Winners Bitch:  Mazel Tov Mystery Girl
Reserve Winners Bitch:  Jealou Wild Child

VETERANS

Veteran, 7 Years & Over Dogs.

1.  Ch Catalina's Felix to the Max. Leal & Cynthia Grupp.
2.  Fuligin Ged Tycho CDX OA OAJ Jennie Larkin & John Relph.
3.  Ch Ze-ev Midbar CD Hl NA NAJ. Denise A. Gordon
4.  Pleasant Hill El-Vess Eh'ren.  Abra Grupp.

Veteran, 7 Years & Over Bitches.

1.  Ch Pleasant Hill XXIV Karat Gold. Donna L. Dodson
2.  Pleasant Hill Tahoe Mist CD.  Robin P. Renteria.
3.  Ch Mad River Starcomber.  Leal & Cynthia Grupp.

Best of Breed Competition.

Ch Cherrysh Asherah.  Marcos Nunez & Teresa Zimmerman (Sara Saucerman,
Agent).
Ch Mad River Ewe I Chase PT.  Marsha Bain & Cynthia Grupp.
(Absent) Ch Pleasant Hill's Thaddeous.  Donna Dodson & Missy Brown.
Ch Mad River Ain't Misbehavin.  Sandra Sailer & Cynthia Grupp (Andy
Linton, Agent).
Ch Pleasant Hill Yaakov Metav NA NAJ.  Sally J. Armstrong-Barnhardt.
Ch Wildside's Max Factor D'Jealou.  Sandra Sailer & Carol O'Bryan.
Ch Mad River Tahoe Zephyr.  Robin P. Renteria.
Ch Jealou's Ebony Maxd O'MadRiver.  Carol O'Bryan Cynthia Grupp Carrie Chase.
Ch Pleasant Hill Pretti Spiffi.  Donna L. Dodson & Kristen Jackson.
Ch Barak Me Shaar Hagai.  Cheryl Hennings & Myrna Shiboleth.

Best of Breed:  Ch Catalina's Felix to the Max
Best of Winners:  New Champion Mazel Tov Levi
Best of Opposite Sex:  Ch Mad River Ain't Misbehavin.

Breeder of Best of Breed:  Carlina Smith

Stud Dog Ch Catalina's Felix to the Max.
Brood Bitch:
1.  Ch Cherrysh Asherah.
2.  Ch Mad River Scheherazade.

Parade of Title holders.
Ch Ze'ev Midbar CD Hl NA NAJ.
Ch Mad River Scheherazade
Ch Catalina's Felix to the Max
Ch Mad River Starcomber
Ch Pleasant Hill XXIV Karat Gold.
Jealou Echo Echo I Herd Ewe NAJ
Ch Pleasant Hill Yaakov Metav NA NAJ
Pleasant Hill Tahoe Mist CD
Ch Mad River Tahoe Zephyr.
Ch Mad River Bosley
Ch Pleasant Hill Pretti Spiffi.
Ch Mad River Walk on the Wild Side
Fuligin Ged Tycho CDX OA OAJ

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP

1.  Best Junior Handler: Noelle Renteria with Babrees Crystal Gale

OBEDIENCE TRIAL CLASSES

JUDGE: Mrs. Mildred E. Rothrock

Novice Class A

NQ
10
CH MAD RIVER BOSLEY. DL 68534101.  08-07-96
By Ch Pleasant Hill El'Vess Eh'Ren - Ch Pleasant Hill Roxanne. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Katherine O'Bryan., Sebastopol, CA 95472. Breeder: Cynthia Grupp.

Open Class B

NQ
12
FULIGIN GED TYCHO CDX OA OAJ. DL 68530903.  06-19-95
By Ch Pleasant Hill Jordan - Pleasant Hill Mimi. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Jennie Larkin & John Relph., San Francisco, CA 94114. Breeder: Donna
Dodson.

Pre-Novice

169.0/1
6
CH CATALINA'S FELIX TO THE MAX. DL 68511601.  11-26-92
By Briel's Shiloh Ben Ariel - Pleasant Hill Becca. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Leal & Cynthia Grupp., Napa, CA 94558. Breeder: Carlena Smith.

A
7
CH MAD RIVER STARCOMBER. DL 68528002. 04-12-95
By Ch Catalina's Felix To The Max - Ch Pleasant Hill Roxanne. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Leal & Cynthia Grupp., Napa, CA 94558. Breeder: Leal & Cynthia Grupp.

30.0/4
8
PLEASANT HILL CLASS ACT. DL 78937501. 04-24-99
By Pleasant Hill Ditto Dandy - Bay Path's Saria. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Donna L Dodson., Kingston, IL 60145. Breeder: Donna L Dodson.

120.0/2
9
CH MAD RIVER TAHOE ZEPHYR. DL 69265904. 05-03-97
By Ch Pleasant Hill Jordan - Ch Pleasant Hill Roxanne. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Robin P Renteria., So Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Breeder: Cynthia Grupp.

120.0/3
11
CH JEALOU'S EBONY MAX O'MADRIVER. DL 76361001. 06-19-98
By Ch.Catalina's Felix To The Max - Ch.Arayl's Whoopdewoo. Canaan Dogs.
Owner: Carol O'Bryan Cynthia Grupp Carrie Chase., Sebastopol, Ca 95472.
Breeder: Carol O'Bryan.

CDCA Herding - partial results

Sorry that I dont have the names of everyone who entered and passed,
but we did have an excellent turnout.  Others will post the complete
results soon's they can, Im sure.  But until then ...

The breed now has about 5-6 new HC titleists, and I think there are
three new HCX dogs - could be more!  Three more got 2nd legs on the
HCX titles as well, if I remember correctly.

Judge: Deborah Pollard (AKC, ASCA, AHBA herding judge)

Best Herding Potential and an HC went to Pistol, Dorey's young male.
He certainly lived up to his name - wow!

Best experienced herding dog and an HCX went to Indy, Mark & Ursula's
youngster.  I was late getting there and missed his performance;
sigh.  Sounds like he too had fun with the woolies.

Thanks to everyone who helped set up, brought food, and oversaw the
test proceedings.  Y'all did great!  Marsha Bain even provided a
wooly squeaky toy for every dog that entered - thank you!!

Joan   :)
FarSight

Thanks to Bryna Comsky, Joan Capaiu Greene, Robin Renteria and Jennie Larkin for this information.


More Information (as of 2/18/02)

Schedule:

Thursday, October 17 -
Arrive.
Informal hospitality at hotel that evening.
Friday, October 18 -
8:30 am: judges seminar at fairgrounds
10:30am - General Membership meeting at hotel.
Lunch break, (lunch provided by NCCDF) followed by Board Meeting.
Saturday, October 19 -
Specialty, times and order of events to be determined.
Agility.
Banquet (at hotel) to begin at about 6:30 with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails followed by dinner, auction, awards, etc.
Sunday, October 20 -
All breed shows. Del Valle is the biggest show west of the Mississippi.
Agility.
All-breed obedience.
Monday, October 21 -
All breed shows.
All-breed obedience.
Tuesday, October 22 -
Herding, in Dixon (about one hour away).
Wednesday, October 23 -
Free day with some activities planned for those who wish, such as winery tours, etc.
Thursday, October 24 -
Free day.
Friday, October 25 -
NCCDF match.
Possibly Sacramento Valley Herding Group Association match, in Dixon, Hall Park.
Saturday, October 26 -
All breed show (Sacramento Valley Kennel Club), Dixon, Fairgrounds.
Sunday, October 27 -
All breed show (Sacramento Valley KC), Dixon, Fairgrounds.

The Friday following the National Specialty featured two fun matches for Canaan Dogs. Both were held at the same location in Dixon, CA (about 40 miles from the specialty site).

The first one was for the Sacramento Valley Herding Group Association and the second was the Northern California Canaan Dog Fanciers.


This is to encourage everyone who is even thinking of coming to the specialty this October (in California); we will be offering all regular obedience classes and we will also be offering Pre-Novice obedience classes.

I know that there are many of you that have trained your canaan dog and taken obedience classes, but are not certain about entering formal obedience trials because:

  1. Not entirely certain what will happen during the off-lead exercises. or
  2. Don't want the potential of being embarassed by your very intelligent but very independent dog, and have all the people with their golden retrievers stare at you and not understand why your dog isn't being perfect.

That is why we are also offering the Pre-Novice!! All the exercises are done on lead - so you can come and show off how well behaved and wonderful your canaan dog is without having to worry about taking off that lead in public with an audience. Your audience will all be Canaan Dog owners! You will never find a more understanding and appreciative audience! (Except maybe your mom.)