Steve is SG3

My boy did a great job at his first Sieger show. He placed SG3! Steve was most excited about being told that he needs to fill out and that he is allowed to eat more food 🙂
Steve looked, by far, the youngest in his class. Here are some pictures from the trip and then some from right when we got back home. It was awesome meeting so many Alta-Tollhaus people!

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Ukotto at the 2016 USCA Sieger show

Kotto, as he is called, did fantastic at the Sieger show this past weekend. He placed SG12 out of a large class of well over 20 dogs. And not like you can’t tell from the pictures, but Kotto’s class got the worst of the rain. It was an absolute downpour!! More pictures to follow. These are all from Andrea (minus the last one)

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Steve at the 2016 USCA Sieger show

What a great time we had! I will post more when I finish going through all the pictures I have on my camera. To start, here are some great shots of Steve that Andrea was kind enough to take for us. If you can’t tell, it was pouring down rain all day long. Luckily I had lots of help from the AT crew, so I wasn’t running around too much…. but still was covered in mud by the time we were done. All worth it though!! Steve placed SG3!!

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A Steve in Rally Novice A?!?!

Well I did it, I registered Steve for our first try at rally. We have been working through some of the signs in his private lessons, but have mostly been scouring the internet trying to figure out how it works, which signs/how many we can expect to see, etc. If I read correctly in novice it should be 10-15 signs in the course?

What I have been looking for is a list of not all the signs, but which signs correspond to the novice class. I have found several blogs that give lists, but nothing definitive. Anyone have a good reference site they might be willing to share? Or have an idea of how many signs get rotated through the novice classes that I should be familiar with. I ordered a book from amazon that I am looking forward to getting my hands on. This blog has been really helpful! I have been pouring over all the rally blogs these past few weeks 🙂

This is what we entered:

Show Details
Club: Ephrata-Moses Lake Kennel Club, Inc.
Date: April 16 – 17, 2016
Name: EPHRATA-MOSES LAKE KENNEL CLUB, INC.
Location: Grant County Fairgrounds
Address: 3953 Airway DR NE
City: Moses Lake
State: Washington
Country: United States
Entry Closes: March 30 2016 – 12:00 PM

Event : #2016044206
Date: 04-17-2016
Start: 8:00 AM
End: 6:00 PM

Class Dog Exhibiting Owner(s)
Rally Novice A ALTA-TOLLHAUS ULFR
German Shepherd Dogs – G Julie Richards [Owner]

Alta-Tollhaus Vecca VP1 – Again!

When you have a baby puppy a few months makes a big difference in looks, but not in show ratings for Vecca. She has competed in two shows – the UScA Sieger Show in May and then the GSDCA Sieger Show in October – VP1 both times! Thought you would enjoy seeing the difference from May to October.

First show – UScA Sieger Show, May 2015, 4-6 Month Female Class: Vecca won this class of 17 and she was the youngest in the class!

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Second show – GSDCA Sieger Show, October 2015, 9-12 Month Female Class: She was the youngest in this class and again the winner over 16!!

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Congratulations to Julie and to Andria Carpenter, who did a super job conditioning and training Vecca. You girls rock!!