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Obedience

OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
UTILITY OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
OTCH SPARKY’S NOODLE UDX

Owner: Diane SparksOwner: Diane Sparks

The Utility Springer of 2005 is awarded to the springer with the highest average of the top three scores from the Utility classes.

The Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the springer with the highest average of the top three combined open and utility scores. It is a tough award to compete for. In 2005, only 10 english springer spaniels competed at this level in the nation.

In 2005, OTCH Sparky’s Noodle UDX, owned by Diane Sparks, wins these two awards with an average utility score of 198.17, and a combined open/utility average of 395.33, which is less than 5 points off of a perfect 400 points.

Owner: Diane Sparks

Diane writes:
Noodle, or Schnoodie as we call him, came to me from an SPCA in Maryland when he was 18 months old. He was in the obedience ring within 5 months, going High in Trial in his first novice appearance. He earned his CD in three ring appearances, earning 2 High in Trials in the process. His CDX came in three shows as well, and his UD in four (I goofed!). He earned his OTCh in 17 trial appearances and was in the top 60 obedience dogs for 2004 as ranked by the AKC. In 2005, Noodle was ranked number 41 in the country by the AKC and earned his second invitation to the National Obedience Invitationals. He has earned a multitude of High in Trial and High Combined awards. However, his greatest gift to me has been his companionship. Noodle is a blast to travel with and an exciting competitor with which to be partnered. We don’t compete as much these days, choosing to spend our time in the field or stream instead doing what God designed him to do. He is a once in a lifetime kind of friend, and I appreciate having the opportunity to share him with all of you.


OPEN OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
WEDGWOOD’S GEMSTONE CDX RN

Owners: Martha F. Edwards & Nancy R. Johnson

The Open Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the top english springer spaniel competing in the Open classes before earning their Utility title.

Wedgwood’s Gemstone CDX RN, owned by Martha F. Edwards & Nancy R. Johnson, bred by Nancy R. Johnson, wins this award with an average top three Open score of 197.5 points.

Martha writes:
Genna has been a delight from the first day I met her. She was 6 mos old, and every time I held a treat over her head, she sat. At that point, I knew that we would be a team and she would be eager to work for food. Genna is very attentive and focused. She learns everything quickly and loves being paid with food. Talk about food driven! Her 2 favorite things to do are singing and eating. She is quite the singer, and at one show, sang outside the breed ring while the national anthem was being played.


NOVICE OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
BREED CHAMPION OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
HUNTING OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR (co-winner)
WORKING OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR (co-winner)
CH RAMBLEWOOD CRYSTAL CLEAR CD SH MX MXJ WDX

Owners: Patty & Tracy SalzwedelOwners: Patty & Tracy Salzwedel

The Novice Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the english springer spaniel completing a CD title in 2005 with the highest average score from the 3 titling legs.

The Breed Champion Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the breed champion with the highest top-three average obedience score from a class.

The Hunting Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the english springer spaniel with the highest top-three average obedience score having an AKC hunting title.

Owners: Patty & Tracy Salzwedel

The Working Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the english springer spaniel with the highest top-three average obedience score having a parent club working dog certificate.

In 2005, CH Ramblewood Crystal Clear CD SH MX MXJ WDX, owned by Patty and Tracy Salzwedel, bred by Linda Riedel, Judy Ann Hawks, and Theresa Miller, won these awards from the Novice obedience class with a titling legs average of 198.5 points, and a high-three average of 198.5 points.
Patty writes:

Owners: Patty & Tracy Salzwedel

Thank you for this wonderful recognition of Brooke’s obedience work. Brooke’s novice career began at last year’s nationals where she won High In Trial with a score of 199. She went on to earn her CD with an average score of 198.5.

Brooke is a joy to own, train and show, excelling in everything I ask her to do. She is a special Springer, always giving me her total attention and devotion. I am blessed to have her as a partner in the ring with me.

I owe a special thank you to my loving and understanding husband, Tracy for his constant support and encouragement me and my sport of obedience
Thank you again for honoring CH Ramblewood Crystal Clear CD SH MX MXJ WDX with 4 obedience parent club awards.

Patty and Brooke


RALLY SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
MIRATRI TAR-TANGO UDX3 RAE MX AXP AXJ AJP

Owner: Mirabelle Wrist

The Rally Springer of the Year is a new award in 2005. It is awarded to the english springer spaniel with the highest three combined Rally Advanced B and Excellent B classes.

In 2005, only five springers qualified for this award. Miratri Tar-Tango UDX3 RAE MX AXP AXJ AJP, owned and bred by Mirabelle Wrist, wins this award with a high-three combined average of 199 points out of a perfect 200 points. She is also noted for having four perfect scores from two trials.

Mirabelle writes:
On June 11th 1998, I whelped a very special litter of English Springer Spaniel puppies. The first was a handsome black & white male that I named “Tux” and I knew he would be going to Laurene Galgano. The fifth whelped was a pretty little black tri bitch, that I knew immediately was going to stay with me, and I called her Tango. How could I have foreseen that these lovely dogs would be two of the best performance Springers in the country by 2005!

Tonight I am very proud and honored that: Miratri Tar-Tango is the Rally Springer of 2005.

Tango had rather an unfortunate start in her life. When she was three weeks old, I took two of my older Springers to the ESSFTA Nationals in Atlanta. While there, I had a bad fall while practicing agility and broke my leg. So Tango’s obedience training was rather late starting as my rehabilitation was very slow. Tango is a somewhat submissive dog, so she also had a few worries when she started her show career, getting used to the strange judges & stewards. Her debut in the Novice Obedience ring was on Sept 23rd 2000, and she quickly got her CD. Her experience in the Novice ring was very brief, as she was High in Trial two days in a row at the Chattahoochee Springer Specialty in Atlanta in January 2001. Her Open career was almost as brief as she finished her CDX Dec 8th 2001. During the same period, she was also having fun in the Agility rings. In 2001 she won the ESSFTA Open Jumpers with Weaves Agility Springer award. Tango has also had a multi titlist award each year since 2001. Tango is still competing in Obedience. She is a very steady and dependable worker. She now has UDX 5 and we are slowly gaining her OTCH points. She has all her 1st places, and 76 points. In the August 2006 Front & Finish, Tango was listed in the First & Foremost Rating System as the Highest Scoring English Springer Spaniel in 2005 with 242 points.

Tango & I have been having fun practicing Rally for the past three years, and were delighted when it became an AKC Titling event in 2005. Tango & I want to thank ESSFTA for her award.


HUNTING OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR (co-winner)
WORKING OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR (co-winner)
LAKESIDE’S CARBON COPY CD JH WD

Owner: Barbara Kroke

The Working Obedience Springer of 2005 is awarded to the english springer spaniel with the highest top-three average obedience score having a parent club working dog certificate.

In 2005, Lakeside’s Carbon Copy CD JH WD, owned and bred by Barbara Kroke, wins these two awards with a high-three average of 198.5 points from the Novice B class.

Barbara writes:
I am honored to be recognized for this year’s awards. CeCe may be small in stature , but is huge in spirit! She is the first dog that I have bred and kept. She possesses drive, intelligence, bidability and work ethic that make her an absolute joy to work with.

Owner: Barbara Kroke

She received both her JR. hunt title & her CD at last year’s National. Coming from Minnesota, we train & show only inside for Obedience. At the National in Ohio, we showed outside, next to the lake. Beautiful yes, but it proved to be a bit more that my little girl could handle. All was well until the seagulls started flying above us. She definitely thinks that birds are more fun than me. We managed to win the class anyway, but not as well as she can do. Thank goodness we show inside at home. I look forward to training for the next levels in both obedience and in the field. Thank you again for the recognition.


TRACKING OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR (co-winner)
CH ESCAPADES WINTER DREAM VCD2 UDX RN AX AXJ

Owners: Sandy Kucaba & J Dixon

The Tracking Obedience Springer of 2005 is presented to the english springer spaniel with a tracking title having the highest top-three average score from an obedience class.

In 2005, CH Escapades Winter Dream VCD2 UDX RN AX AXJ, owned by Sandy Kucaba and Jessica Dixon, bred by Monica Bowers, wins this award with a top-three average score of 196.17 from the Open B class.

Sandy writes:
I mentioned to Karen Bolt that I was looking for a show bitch with great temperament. She put in a good word for me on a litter out of CH Esspecial Park Avenue UD and CH Esspecial Winter Storm CD. I was very lucky to be able to purchase this little puppy. Monica picked her for me because she thought Winter would do well in performance too. I can’t thank Karen and Monica enough; Winter is everything I ever wanted and more.


TRACKING OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR (co-winner)
MUDDY PAWS BEAUTIFUL TRINKET VCD2 UD RN TDX AX

Owner: Mindy Mymudes

The Tracking Obedience Springer of 2005 is presented to the english springer spaniel with a tracking title having the highest top-three average score from an obedience class.

In 2005, Muddy Paws Beautiful Trinket VCD2 TDX RN AX, owned by Mindy Mymudes, wins this award with a high-three average score of 196.17 from the Utility A class.

Chrystal (the winning dog) writes:

It is apparent the red headed lady is far too busy at school to think about sitting down and writing about us.

So I decided to do it.

We didn’t do much last year. I had a clothesline full of puppies to raise, and I still have one hanging around. Seems strange to see black and white here that isn’t reading material.

Anyhow, I came off of pregnancy leave, showed a few times in something called Utility, and that was about it. My scores were all 196. I guess that makes me a good dog. So, if you could all wrap your leftovers from the banquet as a doggie bag for me in Wisconsin, I would appreciate it. They NEVER feed me here!


FIELD CHAMPION OBEDIENCE SPRINGER OF THE YEAR
**Not Awarded In 2005**