Special thanks to TERI ROSGAARD who provided the use of her computer, making instant reporting possible! And to SUSIE HELTSLEY, KERIN ELDER and SARA WALLICK for their indispensable assistance confirming show placements!
Thursday, June 11, 1998 - Marysville WA--
It was a beautifully breezy and sunny afternoon at the Marysville High School Stadium in Washington State as helper selection commenced for Sunday's protection test of the working class females and males. Local dogs handled by members of the hosting club, Snohomish Schutzhund Club, undertook attacks out of the blind and courage tests with the helper candidates. Protection Judge Floyd Wilson's helper selection panel included USA President Gordon Esselmann and USA Conformation Judge Johannes Grewe.
After evaluation and discussion, candidates Clay Meadows and Ralph Scalla were selected for Working Males and Working Females, respectively. An appreciative round of applause from the audience cheered the four gentlemen who had presented for the selection after traveling significant distances for the opportunity.
Special commendation goes to selected alternates Robert Britt and James Nevins who true to form displayed flawless sportsmanship.
After the helper tryouts, the audience relaxed in the late afternoon sunshine and enjoyed watching several handlers take advantage of the opportunity to work their males and females with the show helpers and the designated alternates. An eye-catching taste of exciting things to come later this weekend! Over 250 entries will be showing this weekend, including over 70 working males and females.
Puppy classes begin at 9AM Friday morning. Expect some early morning clouds, with perhaps a touch of fog, breaking by mid-day to another pleasantly warm afternoon in the low to mid-70's. Typically elusive, we are nonetheless expecting an appearance by brilliant blue skies; a Pacific Northwest spring day at its very best.
Friday, June 12, 1998 - Marysville WA--
A beautiful sunny day! Hundreds of spectators enjoyed the dual-ring action as the Baby, Junior and Senior Puppy Classes and the Adult Classes without working title were shown and placed. Classes ran from a little past 9AM until almost 5PM.
Baby Puppy Class - Females (3-6 months) Judge: SV Judge Eduard Hofmann
VP1 Von Waldberg's Pashka (Pattie K.S. & Glen Norman)
VP2 Celly vom Mittelwest (Julie Carroll Martinez)
VP3 Espe von der Mäusespitz (Julie Carroll Martinez)
VP4 Casey von Brostrom (Butch & Jerine Golez)
VP5 Farah vom Barockschlößle (Jon Burris)
VP6 Tessy von Wendelsheim (Traci Needles)
VP7 Isabelle v Bullinger (Sheila Lemaitre)
VP8 Jayda v Bullinger (Tracy Bullinger-McCulloch)
VP9 Brenda vom Tannhäuser (Debra A. Hughes)
VP10 Josie v Bullinger (Tracy Bullinger-McCulloch)
VP11 Ilka v Bullinger (Tracy Bullinger & Patti Reed-Zweiger)
VP12 Xelina vom Fleischerheim (William Fleischer, Jr. & Jeff Manning)
VP13 Antra vom Seiferingstein (Traci Needles)
VP14 Xirus vom Fleischerheim (William Fleischer, Jr. & Jeff Manning)