12/29/13 - Flash (Brio's Grand Master Flash at Darkside) earned his first point in Canada at the Elora Gorge KC show by going best of winners under Judge Lee Steeves. Flash also was awarded a puppy group one and best puppy in show under Judge Doug Windsor. What a way to end the year!!
"Flash" - Winners Dog at Richland County KC show
12/14/13 - Flash (Brio's Grand Master Flash at Darkside) earned his first two points towards his AKC championship by going winners dog and best of winners at the Richland KC show in Cleveland, OH under judge Marissa Clark. This was Flash's first show with competition at the age of 6 months and 10 days!
"Flash" - Reserve best in show puppy
11/09/13 - Flash (Brio's Grand Master Flash at Darkside) was selected as Resrve Best in Show Puppy at the Canine Crossroads KC show in Dayton, OH by Judge David Arthur.
Brio's Firecracker Rap - "Sophie"
10/27/13 - Sophie (Brio's Firecracker Rap) from the Grear X Rapp litter was selected as Best Novice Puppy in Show at the Grand River Kennel Club for both shows. Way to go Sohie and her owner Wanita Day!
Grear's second Beginner's Novice leg
10/27/13 - Grear (Choccashaws Dawn Comes Quickly) earned a second Beginner's Novice leg at Youngstown All-Breed Obedience Trial under Judge Michael Calhoun.
Rico and Nitro - New Rally Novice Titles
10/25/13 - Darkside Ric-O-Shay (Rico) and Curly Cottage Nitro (Nitro) both qualified for two Rally Novice legs at the Youngstown All-Breed Obedience trial and both completed their title!
New Canadian Champion Darkside Ric-O-Shay
10/13/13 - GCH Darkside Ric-O-Shay can add Canadian Champion to his name! Rico earned Best of Breed at the Wine Country Dog Show in Welland, Ontario under Judge Thora Brown
9/28/13 - Nitro (Curly Cottage Nitro) was selected as Reserve Winners Dog at the Elmira KC Show in Romulus, NY by Judge Diane Malenfant.
9/28/13 - Darkside Master of Chaos (Chaos) earned a five point major as Best of Winners under Judge Jo Ann Colvin at the Finger Lakes KC show in Romulus, NY
Darkside Master of Chaos (Chaos)
at 2013 CCRCA National Specialty
Darkside Master of De Skies (Sky) Best Puppy
at 2013 CCRCA National Specialty
9/21/13 - 9/25/13 Darkside dogs were well represented at the Curly Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty in Upstate New York. The following were results:
Darkside Master of Chaos (Chaos) placed first in the 9-12 month Puppy class in both sweepstakes and at the specialty
Curly Cottage Nitro (Nitro) earned a qualifying score of 96 in Rally Novice. 4th place in Junior Hunter Sweepstakes class, and 2nd place in Amatuer Owner Handler class in conformation.
Darkside Ric-O-Shay (Rico) made the cut for best of breed
Darkside Master of De Skies (Sky) was selected Best Puppy in conformation and also placed first in the 9-12 month puppy classes in sweepstakes. Sky also earned her CCRCA Working Certificate (WC) at 10 months of age!
Brios Grand Master Flash (Flash) got to hang with the big dogs. :)
BIS Puppy - Brio's Grand Master Flash (Flash)
9/8/13 - Brios Grand Master Flash (Flash) was selected as Best Puppy in Show at the Carnation City KC show in Randolph, OH. He was only 3 months old.
"Rico" - UKC Total Dog
9/8/13 - Rico (Darkside Ric-O-Shay) earned a UKC Total Dog Award by going best of breed and qualifying in Rally Obedience 1. Way to go team Rico!
9/8/13 - Sal (Laketower Laff in the Dark) earned her UKC Rally Obedience 1 title at the Carnation City KC show in Randolph, OH!
Nitro earns his AKC CA title!
8/17/13 - Curly Cottage Nitro (Nitro) earned his third qualifying run at the Cuyahoga Hound Club's trial at the Cleveland Metro Parks in Moreland Hills, OH. He has now earned his coursing ability title.
8/17/13 - Curly Cottage Nitro earned his UKC novice jumpers title (UNJ) in dock jumping at the Canine Fun Days in MOreland Hills, OH.
Nitro's First AKC Major!
8/3/13 - Curly Cottage Nitro earned is first AKC major toward his championship under Judge Charlotte Patterson at the Beaver County KC Show in Canfield, OH.
New UKC CH Curly Cottage Nitro
7/21/13 - Nitro is now a UKC champion. He earned his championship at the Carnation City KC shows in Ravenna, OH. Rico ( GCH CH Darkside Ric-O-Shay CD BN THD CA) earned three Group 2 placements over the two day shows.
6/16/13 - Nitro (Curly Cottage Nitro CGC) earned a fifth hunt test pass in juniors at the Curly Coated Retriever Club of America Hunt Test in Chardon, OH
New Title - Curly Cottage Nitro JH CGC!
6/15/13 - Nitro (Curly Cottage Nitro CGC) earned his AKC Junior Hunter title today by passing his fourth junior hunt test during the Curly Coated Retriever Club of America Hunt Test in Chardon, OH!!
6/15/13 - Nitro (Curly Cottage Nitro CGC) earned his third pass for his Junior Hunter Title at the Buckeye Retriever Club Hunt Test in Chardon, OH!
Sky- New UNJ title !
6/14/13 - Sky (UNJ Darkside Master of De Skies) earned her United Novice Jumpers title in UKC Ultimate Air Dogs (dock jumping) at the age of 7 months!
6/13/13 - Rico ( GCH CH Darkside Ric-O-Shay CD BN THD CA) was awarded the Judge's Award of Excellence at the Top Ten Show at the UKC Premier in Kalamazoo, MI! Way to go Rico!
6/8 - 9/13 - Nitro (Curly Cottage Nitro CGC) earned his first and second pass for the AKC Junior Hunter title at the Cuyahoaga Valley Golden Retriever Club Hunt Test in Chardon, OH
Sky's first AKC win
5/26/13 - Sky (Darkside Master of De Skies) was selected as winners bitch at the Trumbull County KC show in New Castle, PA by Judge Clay Coady. Sky just turned 6 months 12 days earlier and this was her first weekend of showing!!!!
4/20/13 - Rico ( GCH CH Darkside Ric-O-Shay CD BN THD CA) was awarded best of breed by Judge Dr. Ronald Spritzer at the Medina KC show in Columbus, OH.
4/13/13 - Rico was awarded a sporting group two at the Kent KC show in Chatham, Ontario Canada by Judge Mario Di Vanni. Rico is now the #1 curly coated retriever in Canada!
Darkside Ric-O-Shay wins a group one in Canada!
4/13/13 - At the Kent KC show in Chatham, Ontario Canada Rico was awarded a group one by Judge Virginia Lyne. He was also awarded Best in Show in the bred-by show by Judge Mario Di Vanni. While at the show Rico and Grear also passed their Canadian Good Neighbor test!!
4/5/13 - Rico ( GCH CH Darkside Ric-O-Shay CD BN THD CA) earned his first Rally Novice leg under Judge Catherine Thompson and handled by Sue Davis at the Youngstown All-Breed Traning Club trial in Jackson Twp, OH.
3/3/13 - Sky (Darkside Master of De Skies) placed first in her class and third in group at the Youngstown All-breed Puppy Match!
Star Puppy graduates and instructer Eric Minteer
2/26/13 - Sky (Darkside Master of De Skies) became the first Darkside puppy to earn her AKC Star Puppy certificate!
Sky at her first puppy match
2/16/13 "Sky" (Darkside Master of De Skies) made her debut in the ring at the J&B puppy match at the Medina KC in Medina, OH. Sky was awarded a Group 3. Yeah little Sky!