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2005 Specialty Fun!

Cosmo

"Cosmo" - Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD RN JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin)


Snicker
"Snicker" -
Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC OJC NGC TN-O CL2-R CGC FFX-AG Can. AGN (Cosmo x. Katie)


Blue
Sue Van Buren and "Blue" -
Ch. TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD SH WCX (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat)


Murphy
"Murphy" -
Flatford's Eddie Murphy SH WCX** CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat)


Murphy
Cindy Tulpa and "Murphy" -
Flatford's Eddie Murphy SH WCX** CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat)


Reggae, Shayla and Lily
Sherri Lilley and Anne Fisher with "Reggae", left (Cosmo x. Ashley) and daughters "Shayla" and "Lily"


Abbie
Laura Fordice and "Abbie" -
Ch. Flatford's Summer Skyline JH WC CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus)


Cosmo, Eagle and Snicker

"Cosmo" placing in Stud Dog class with his kids
"Eagle", Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN NAJ CGC (x. Ronja) and
"Snicker", Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC OJC NGC TN-O CL2-R CGC FFX-AG Can. AGN (x. Katie)


Cosmo

"Cosmo" - Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD RN JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin)


Eagle

"Eagle" -
Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN NAJ CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja)


Banquet
Miris, Melody, Vanessa, Linda, Al, Cecelia and Ron


Banquet
Heather, Anne, Tina, Sherri, Scott, Laura and Kurt


Chance, Crystal, China and Blue
Judy Riedel with "Chance" -
Ch. TLC Carry The Torch Chance CD CGC
Margaret Uminsky with "Crystal" -
TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC
Sue Van Buren with "China" -
Ch. TLC Agape's Treasure Chest NAJ CGC and "Blue" -
Ch. TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD SH WCX
(all Cosmo x. Ashley)


Sue, Margaret and Crystal

"Crystal" -
TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat) with her proud breeder and owner


Reggae and Shayla
"Reggae" - Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD AX OAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley) and daughter
"Shayla" - Ch. Shalyn Not Just A Pretty Face CD CGC (Dino x. Reggae)


Lily and Crystal
Anne Fisher with "Lily" -
Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CD NA NAJ CGC (Dino x. Reggae)
Margaret Uminsky with "Crystal" -
TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat)


Lily and Crystal
Margaret Uminsky with "Crystal" -
TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat)

DECEMBER, 2005
  • Dec. 31, 2005 -- What a thrill to have 10.5-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD RN JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), ranked in the Top 20 Flat-Coats for 2005 by all dogs defeated! His 2-year-old son Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN NAJ CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels, is ranked in the Top 20 Flat-Coats by breed points! Cosmo and Eagle are always owner handled.

  • Dec. 31, 2005 -- In TX, 5-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX MXJ EAC O-EJC EGC *WV-E* TN-O TG-N RS-E JS-E-OP GS-E CGC TT FFX-AP FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), wrapped up 2005 with a bang, finishing his 15th new agility title this year! Today in NADAC agility he earned his third Elite Weavers leg to finish the WV-E title with 2nd place! This is Drummer's 33rd title from 3 agility organizations in 27 months and fulfills the requirements for the Weavers portion of the NATCH Championship title. Drummer and Georgette also earned his first Elite Tunnelers leg!

  • Dec. 25, 2005 -- Merry Christmas! Cosmo has been terribly busy helping with all the holiday preparations, but he found time in his busy schedule to have his Christmas photos taken. They are here. Thanks to you all for your loving care of his kids and grandkids!

  • Dec. 22, 2005 -- Congratulations to Jeanne Allen (Oregon) and Max, Ch. Whazthat's Pearly Special, on the arrival of 4 black and 2 liver puppies sired by Onni, Ch. Salasana Golden Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Michelle and Aaron Caplan (NY)! A photo of Max and Onni together is here, and a photo of the newborn litter is here!

  • Dec. 17 - 18, 2005 -- In IL, 2-year-old Dori, Flatford's Friend Phoebe (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Brita Bednar (IA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Kwynn Treanor, won 2 points each day, under J. Donald Jones and Col. Jerry Weiss!

  • Dec. 10 - 11, 2005 -- In MD, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN *NAJ* CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, finished his Novice Agility Jumpers title with a third place and a clean run first place, and earned his first NA leg with second place, all in the 24" B classes!

  • Dec. 3, 4 and 10, 2005 -- In TX, 5-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX MXJ EAC *O-EJC* EGC WV-O TG-N *TN-O* RS-E *JS-E-OP* GS-E CGC TT FFX-AP FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), finished *three* advanced agility titles in one weekend: NADAC and ASCA Outstanding Elite Jumpers and NADAC Open Tunnelers -- that makes 32 titles in 26 months for Drummer and Georgette! Their early December trial successes include two 1st place wins in Elite Weavers, 2nd in NADAC Open Tunnelers, 2nd in NADAC Superior Elite Jumpers, plus 2 NADAC Outstanding Elite Gamblers legs. WOW!

  • Dec. 3, 2005 -- In FL, 2-year-old Lucy, Am/Int'l Ch. Salasana Flaming Arrow (Liver female, Cosmo x. Ronja), owned and handled by Katy Postrozny (FL), earned her first UKC Started Hunting Retriever pass!


NOVEMBER, 2005
  • Nov. 27, 2005 -- A new Champion! In MD, Cosmo's 18-month-old granddaughter Salem, *Ch.* Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Marty, won another 4-point major to finish with 3 majors, under Bonnie Threlfall!

  • Nov. 26, 2005 -- At the CRFCRC Supported Entry show, 10.5-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD RN JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), was handled by Dawn to Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweepstakes under Bunny Millikin!

  • Nov. 25, 2005 -- In MD, Cosmo's 18-month-old granddaughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Marty, was Best of Winners and Best of Opposite over specials for a 4-point major under Marjorie Martorella, giving her 12 points with both majors!

  • Nov. 18 & 20, 2005 -- In TX, 5-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX MXJ EAC EJC EGC WV-O TG-N TN-N RS-E JS-E GS-E CGC TT FFX-AP FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned 12 MACH points with 2 Q's in Excellent B 24" JWW, giving him 190 MACH points to date!

  • Nov. 19, 2005 -- In MN, 4-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC OJC NGC TN-O *CL2-R* CGC FFX-AG Can. AGN (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Linda, came off maternity leave (9 pups born July 24) by qualifying in all 3 classes with placements and finishing her CL2-R title in CPE agility!

  • Nov. 18, 2005 -- In PA, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, earned his first NAJ leg in agility!

  • Nov. 15, 2005 -- Congratulations to 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD), on his Top 25 invitation to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship! Also congratulations for being among the fourteen Bred By Exhibitor Champion invitees: Luke, Ch. Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI); Blue, Ch. SR TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD SH WCX (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and breeder Sue Van Buren (NY); Shayla, Ch. Shalyn Not Jst A Pretty Face CD CGC (Dino x. Reggae), bred and owned by Sherri Lilley (VA); and their Blazin and Evening Star cousins, Faith and Comet!

  • Nov. 12 - 13, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 24-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CD *NA* *NAJ* CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owned and handled by Anne Fisher (VA), finished her Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers titles with first place in each class, earning both titles in her first 3 trials! Moved up to Open, Lily earned her first OAJ leg with a clean run 2nd place in the 24" class, 8 seconds under SCT! Lily also has 10 points with both majors.

  • Nov. 12, 2005 - In Finland, 2-year-old Sulo, Salasana Shooting Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Anneli and Tapio Nevalaine, won the CC with a rating of "Excellent", under judge Riitta Liisa Lehtonen! Critique: "Very good type, strong boned young male. Excellent topline and tail set. Good body, well angulated rear. A bit straight upper arm, excellent coat quality though needs more feathering. Moves well. Muscular and in good condition. Well handled." At the same show, his sister Salma, Salasana Bright Arrow, bred, owned and handled by Piia Ulvinen, also received a rating of "Excellent"! Critique: "Very good type and size. Good head. Moderatly angulated. Good bone and paws. Excellent forechest, strong body. Moves well. Good coat quality. Shows well."

  • Nov. 9, 2005 -- Happy second birthday to the Whazthat litter (Cosmo x. Reba), bred by Jeanne Allen!

  • Nov. 6, 2005 -- In PA, 3-year-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Margaret and Terry Uminsky (NY) and Sue Van Buren and trained/handled by Margarget, earned her 2nd CD leg with 2nd place and a score of 182.5!

  • Nov. 6, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 24-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CD CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owned and handled by Anne Fisher (VA), was Best of Winners for the major under Kathleen Steen, giving her 10 points with both majors!

  • Nov. 5 - 6, 2005 -- In TX, 5-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX MXJ EAC EJC EGC WV-O TG-N TN-N RS-E JS-E GS-E CGC TT FFX-AP FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned 9 MACH points with a placement in Excellent B 24" JWW on Saturday, and 6 more MACH points with another Q in JWW on Sunday, giving him 178 MACH points to date!

  • Nov. 5, 2005 - In Finland, Piia Ulvinen placed 2nd Best In Show Breeder under judge Harry Tast, using Salma, Salasana Bright Arrow, and Tessu, Salasana Straight Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja) and Woltti, Salasana Norton Canes, and Fanny, Salasana Farleigh (Noof x. Ronja)! Critique: "Equal group of very good type of dogs, who all have good proportions. Good necks and toplines, correctly shaped bodies. They move vigorously with good length of stride. Coats good quality, pleasant temperaments. Congratulations to the breeder on good breeding work." In regular judging under judge Tarja Hovila, Salma, Tessu, and Sulo, Salasana Shooting Arrow, all received ratings of "Very Good". At another show in Finland, Cosmo's grandson Rocky, Salasana Con Moto (Elvis x. Salma), handled by 13-year-old Paula, placed 2nd in the 5-7 month class and received an HP (Prize of Honor), under judge Rune Fagerström! What a great start!

  • Nov. 4, 2005 -- In PA, 4-year-old Luna, Ch. Kaydin's Leap Of Faith CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Charlotte O'Tiarnaigh and Scott Altmann (NJ) and Vanessa Rhodes and handled by Charlotte, won Best of Opposite under Carol Brown!

  • Nov. 4, 2005 -- A Group placement! In VA, 10.5-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD RN JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), again won Best of Breed from the Veteran Dog class over several other specials in an entry of 11 under Christine Pollender-Calcinari, and then went on to win a Sporting Group 4 under the same judge! He gets the rest of the weekend off, to celebrate and play! Also at the show, his 24-month-old granddaughter Diva, Shalyn's Queen of the Opry CGC TDI (Dino x. Reggae), owned by Erika Bebout and her mother Ann Irby and breeder-handled today by Sherri Lilley (VA), won the point!

  • Nov. 3, 2005 -- In VA, 10.5-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD RN JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), won Best of Breed from the Veteran Dog class over several other specials in an entry of 11, under Susan Petermann! Shown 6 times since his 10th birthday, Cosmo has 5 Breeds and an Opposite! At the same show, his 5-year-old daughter Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD JH AX OAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owner handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), won Best of Opposite to her dad!

  • Nov. 3, 2005 -- Happy fourth birthday to the Yahtaris litter (Cosmo x. Eva), bred by Jessica Sedivy!


OCTOBER, 2005
  • Oct. 22 - 23, 2005 -- In VA, 10.5-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD *RN* JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), earned his 2nd Rally Novice leg on Saturday with a perfect score of 100 and 3rd place in a strong Novice B class of 50 dogs (10 with perfect scores), and his 3rd leg to finish the title in 3 straight trials with a 99 on Sunday!

  • Oct. 22 - 23, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 23-month-old granddaughter Shayla, Ch. Shalyn Not Just A Pretty Face *CD* CGC (Dino x. Reggae), bred, owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned her 2nd and 3rd CD legs, to finish the title in 3 straight trials before her 2nd birthday!

  • Oct. 22, 2005 -- A new Master Agility Excellent Jumper! In TX, 5-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX *MXJ* EAC EJC EGC WV-O TG-N TN-N RS-E JS-E GS-E CGC TT FFX-AP FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his 10th MXJ leg to finish the title in Excellent B 24", adding 11 more MACH points!

  • Oct. 22, 2005 -- In MD, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, won Best of Breed under William Geshwiler!

  • Oct. 18, 2005 -- In FL, Shadow, Yahtaris Moon Shadow *CGC*, owned, trained and handled by Leasa Gowett (FL), earned her Canine Good Citizen designation!

  • Oct. 15, 2005 -- In VA, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, won Best of Breed over specials, under William David Ashbey!

  • Oct. 14 - 15, 2005 -- In TX, 5-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ EAC EJC EGC WV-O TG-N TN-N RS-E JS-E GS-E CGC TT FFX-AP FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his 5th MX leg with 3rd place and his 9th MXJ leg in Excellent B 24", along with 21 more MACH points! And Drummer is Georgette's first agility dog!

  • Oct. 9, 2005 -- In VA, 5-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD JH *AX* OAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), finished her Agility Excellent title, winning first place in the 24" class!

  • Oct. 2, 2005 -- In NY, 3-year-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Margaret and Terry Uminsky (NY) and Sue Van Buren and handled by Margarget, won the point and Best of Winners under Mrs. R. C. (Carolyn) Thomas! At the same show, her half sister, 2-year-old Riley, Ch. Flatford Autumn Equinox (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Nancy Brown (CT) and Mary Farwell and handled by Nancy, won Best of Breed!

  • Oct. 1 - 2, 2005 -- In VA, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow RN CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD)and handled by Dawn, won Best of Breed over other male specials both days, under Elizabth Muthard and Howard Falberg, and made the cut in Group on Saturday under Donna Buxton!

  • Oct. 1, 2005 -- A new Champion! In IL, 25-month-old Bette, *Ch.* Flatford Divine Miss M, CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), finished her Championship, under Ronald Menaker!

  • Oct. 1, 2005 -- Another new Senior Hunter! In OH, 3-year-old Blue, Ch. SR TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD *SH* WCX (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren and trained/handled by Ed, finished his Senior Hunter title!


SEPTEMBER, 2005
  • Sept. 30, 2005 -- In VA, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow *RN* CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, finished his Rally Novice title!

  • Sept. 25, 2005 -- In WI, 2-year-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M, CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), won the point under Sherrie Lynn Bercklin-Morgan, giving her 14 points with both majors!

  • Sept. 24 - 25, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 22-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CD CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owner trained and handled by Anne Fisher (VA), earned 2 NA legs and 2 NAJ legs in agility, qualifying in every run, with 3 fast clean run firsts and a second in Novice A 24" -- her first trial weekend! Lily also has 7 points with a major.

  • Sept. 18, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 22-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower *CD* CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owner trained and handled by Anne Fisher (VA), finished her CD title in obedience by qualifying both days in Novice A!

  • Sept. 18, 2005 -- In PA, Cosmo's 15-month-old granddaughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Marty, won 2 points and Best of Winners under Eva Berg! Salem now has 8 points with a major.

  • Sept. 17, 2005 -- A new Senior Hunter! In CA, 25-month-old Murphy, Flatford's Eddie Murphy *SH* WCX** CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owner handled by Cindy Tulpa (WA), finished his Senior Hunter title in 4 straight tests!

  • Sept. 17, 2005 -- In MD, Cosmo's 15-month-old grandson Aston, Blazin's Hot Wheels *CGC* (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Scott and Tina Borden (MD) and handled by Scott, earned his Canine Good Citizen designation!

  • Sept. 16, 2005 -- Happy fifth birthday to the TLC litter (Cosmo x. Ashley), bred by Sue Van Buren -- Cosmo's first kids!

  • Sept 10 - 11, 2005 -- In PA, 3-year-old Blue, Ch. SR TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren and trained/handled by Ed, earned 2 more Senior Hunter legs!

  • Sept. 4, 2005 -- In NJ, 3-year-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Margaret and Terry Uminsky (NY) and Sue Van Buren and handled by Margarget, won the point under Desmond Murphy!


AUGUST, 2005
  • Aug. 27 - 28, 2005 -- In PA, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, earned 2 Rally Novice legs with nice scores in the 90's! Eagle also won Best of Breed on Saturday under Dyane Baldwin. His 15-month-old daughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), also owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Marty, won the point both days and won Best of Breed on Sunday under Sharon Lyons!

  • Aug. 27, 2005 -- At the Supported Entry in MN, 2-year-old Dori, Flatford's Friend Phoebe (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Brita Bednar (IA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Kwynn Treanor, placed 3rd in a class of 9 Open Bitches, under Ray Parsons!

  • Aug. 21, 2005 -- In NY, 3-year-old Blue, Ch. SR TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH *WCX* (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren and trained/handled by Ed, earned his Working Certificate Excellent title, the only dog to qualify in the test! Blue also has a Senior Hunter leg.

  • Aug. 21, 2005 -- Brother and sister Senior Hunter passes! In OR, 2-year-old Abbie, Ch. Flatford's Summer Skyline JH WC CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Laura Fordice (WA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Laura, and 2-year-old Murphy, Flatford's Eddie Murphy JH WCX** CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owner handled by Cindy Tulpa (WA), both earned Senior Hunter legs! Abbie is 2 for 3 in Senior, and Murphy is 3 for 3!

  • Aug. 20 - 21, 2005 -- In OK, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ EAC EJC EGC *WV-O* TG-N TN-N RS-E JS-E *GS-E* CGC TT *FFX-AP* FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), finished his NADAC Open Weavers title to earn the Front & Finish Excellence Agility Platinum Award for completing 12 titles in 15 months! Drummer also earned NADAC legs in Open Tunnelers, Elite Gamblers, Outstanding Elite Jumpers, and Elite Weavers, and finished his ASCA Elite Gamblers title and earned another ASCA Outstanding Elite Jumpers leg!

  • Aug. 21, 2005 -- And yet another new Champion! In MD, 2-year-old Jetta, *Ch.* Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Judy Terchek (MD) and handled today by Dawn, won the major and Best of Winners, to finish under Rita Bell! Jetta only showed on Sunday. This litter was conceived in the U.S. and Ronja returned to her owner Piia Ulvinen in Finland to whelp 13 puppies. Five puppies came to the States, and all 5 are now Champions! Their littermates in Finland are doing quite nicely in the ring and field as well! Jetta is her dad's 25th AKC Champion offspring.

  • Aug. 20, 2005 -- Another new Champion! At the NWFCRC Supported Entry in WA, 21-month-old Jedi, *Ch.* Whazthat's Across The Stars (Liver male, Cosmo x. Reba), bred, owned and handled by Jeanne Allen (OR), won the 4 point major and Best of Winners from the Bred By Exhibitor Dog class, to finish under Jean Fournier! Jedi finished with 3 majors, and all of his points came from the Puppy and Bred By Exhibitor classes.

  • Aug. 19, 2005 -- A new Champion! In MD, 4-year-old Tink, *Ch.* SR Claymore's Tinker Bell CD JH CGC (Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Peter Alea (VA) and Al Jenkins (MD) and handled by Loura Waid, won the major to finish her Championship, under Forrest McCoy! Tink only showed on Friday.

  • Aug. 14, 2005 -- In WI, 2-year-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M, CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), won 2 points under Charlotte Clem McGowan, giving her 13 points with both majors!

  • Aug. 13 - 14, 2005 -- In PA, 2-year-old Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Judy Terchek (MD), needing just a major to finish, won the points both days under William Gunn and Marilyn Spacht!

  • Aug. 12, 2005 -- In OH, 4-year-old China, Ch. TLC Agape's Treasure Chest *NA* NAJ CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), bred, owned and handled by Sue Van Buren (NY), finished her Novice Agility title with 3rd place in the 24" class!

  • Aug. 7, 2005 -- Happy second birthday to the Flatford repeat litter (Cosmo x. Bonus), bred by Mary and Marv Farwell!

  • Aug. 6 - 7, 2005 -- In WI, 3-year-old Connor, Am./Int'l. Ch. Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI) and handled by Heidi, won Best of Breed both days, under Robert Salsbury and Edd Bivin!
JULY, 2005
  • July 29, 2005 -- In SC, 4-year-old Faith, Kaydin's Finding Faith CGC TDI (Cosmo x. Jaxon), bred and owned by Vanessa Rhodes (GA), won the 4 point major under Douglas Shipley, giving her 10 points!

  • July 24, 2005 -- Congratulations to Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC OJC NGC TN-O CGC Can. AGN (Cosmo x. Katie), on the arrival of Snicker's litter (5 blacks and 4 livers) sired by Noof, Casblaidd Don't Pay the Ferryman SDC’A’ SG-WC (UK)! These latest Cosmo grandkids are the first grandkids of Katie, Ch. WR Lyric's Kay CD SH WCX CGC TDI, and the first great-grandkids of Waylynn, Ch. SR U-CD U-AGI Whisper Winds Always Harmony UD TD SH OA WCX CGC TDI Can CD WCI HOF, . See details!

  • July 23, 2005 -- In NY, 3-year-old Blue, Ch. SR TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren and trained/handled by Ed, earned his first Senior Hunter leg!

  • July 22 - 23, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ EAC EJC OGC WV-N TG-N TN-N RS-E JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his 7th and 8th MXJ legs and 19 more MACH points!

  • July 21 - 23, 2005 -- At the Canadian National Specialty in Thunder Bay, Ontario:

    • 3-year-old Larkin, Jettaway’s Light Of The Moon OA NAJ (Cosmo x. Willow), owned by Heather Mishefske (WI) and the Ellefsons and trained/handled by Heather, won the Novice B 24" agility class in both trials with fast clean runs and High In Trial in both trials, for her first two Can. AGN legs! Our hearts go out to Heather, J.J., Heidi and Jon on the loss of Larkin to Lyme Nephritis on Aug. 11, 2005.

    • 3-year-old Nikka, Ch. Yahtaris Melody of My Neona (Cosmo x. Eva), owned by Sandra and Jessica Sedivy (MN) and handled by Jess, placed 3rd in Bred By Exhibitor Bitches under Ann Yuhasz! Jessica also handled Nikka's mother Eva to placements in both Novice B obedience and 9-11 Year Veteran Bitch class, very special moments to remember.

    • 3-year-old Connor, Am./Int'l. Ch. Jettaway's Seventh Heaven (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), placed 4th in Bred By Exhibitor Dogs under Ann Yuhasz! Heidi also handled Connor's mother Willow to first place in the 9-11 Year Veteran Sweeps class under Eli Brown, another special moment.

  • July 18, 2005 -- In OR, 2-year-old Abbie, Ch. Flatford's Summer Skyline JH WC CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Laura Fordice (WA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Laura, won Best of Opposite under Virginia Lyne! At the same show, Abbie's younger full brother Murphy, Flatford's Eddie Murphy JH WCX** CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Cindy Tulpa (WA) and handled by Rick Baggenstos, was Reserve!

  • July 17, 2005 -- In IL, 23-month-old Dori, Flatford's Friend Phoebe (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Brita Bednar (IA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Kwynn Treanor, won the point under Dana Cline!

  • July 16 - 17, 2005 -- In OR, 23-month-old Murphy, Flatford's Eddie Murphy JH WCX** CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owner handled by Cindy Tulpa (WA), earned his 2nd Senior Hunter leg on Saturday at his 2nd test! And on Sunday, Murphy was Reserve to a 4 point major handled by Rick Baggenstos, under Michael Faulkner!

  • July 16, 2005 -- In VA, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, won Best of Breed under Ben Dale, and his 13-month-old daughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), also owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn Buttion and Alexandra Bialozor, was Best of Winners for the point!

  • July 12 - 13, 2005 -- In OR, 2-year-old Abbie, Ch. Flatford's Summer Skyline JH WC CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Laura Fordice (WA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Laura, won Best of Opposite on Tuesday under Jon Cole, and Best of Breed over a ranked male special on Wednesday under Lester Mapes! Then on Saturday, July 16, Abbie *almost* passed a Senior Hunter test going for her 2nd leg, again handled by Laura!

  • July 9 - 10, 2005 -- In VA, 4-year-old Atticus, Ch. Claymore's Mockingbird of TudorHill NAP *OJP* (Cosmo x. Katie), owned, trained and handled by Beverly McWhirter (WV), finished his Open Preferred Jumpers title, with two first place wins and both fast clean runs!

  • July 10, 2005 -- In MD, 2-year-old Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Judy Terchek (MD), needing just a major to finish, was Reserve to the major under Anne Katona!

  • July 8, 2005 -- In MA, 19-month-old Brody, Whazthat's Brodidia Agustus (Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Richard Dunn (RI), won the point under John Remondi, giving him 10 with a major!

  • July 8, 2005 -- Happy third birthday to the Jettaway litter (Cosmo x. Willow), bred by Heidi and Jon Ellefson!

  • July 7, 2005 -- In GA, 4-year-old Faith, Kaydin's Finding Faith CGC *TDI* (Cosmo x. Jaxon), bred and owned by Vanessa Rhodes (GA), passed her Therapy Dog certification!

  • July 2 - 3, 2005 -- In TX, what a "fireworks" weekend at NADAC and ASCA agility trials for 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ EAC EJC OGC WV-N *TG-N* *TN-N* RS-E JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX)! Here's what they did over the 2 days:
    • Finished his Novice TouchNGo title at second place - earning the TG-N title in four runs
    • Finished his Novice Tunnelers title at second place in a class of 28 dogs in the 20+class. His overall placement in Tunnelers, including the Elite, Open and all Novice dogs -a total of 99 dogs - was the 8th place. He ran the 32.29 second course in 21.44 second. Drummer earned the TN-N title in three consecutive runs
    • Earned the NADAC Novice Agility Versatility Award for finishing his TG-N and TN-N titles, earning titles in all six classes
    • Earned his first Elite Gamblers leg at second place in NADAC
    • Earned his 7th Outstanding Elite Jumpers leg with 5th place after 4 Border Collies, one a past AKC 24" national champion
    • Earned his second Open Weavers leg at third place - qualifying five times in five consecutive runs in Weavers
    • Earned an Outstanding Elite Jumpers leg in ASCA
    • Earned an Elite Gamblers leg in ASCA as well
    Drummer now has 25 agility titles in three organization, competing in the past 21 months!
JUNE, 2005
  • June 26, 2005 -- In MD, 4-year-old Atticus, Ch. Claymore's Mockingbird of TudorHill NAP NJP (Cosmo x. Katie), owned, trained and handled by Beverly McWhirter (WV), earned an Open Preferred Standard leg in AKC agility!

  • June 26, 2005 -- In IL, 22-month-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M *WC* (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), earned her Working Certificate!

  • June 26, 2005 -- In OR, 19-month-old Jedi, Whazthat's Across The Stars (Liver male, Cosmo x. Reba), bred, owned and handled by Jeanne Allen (OR), won the point and Best of Winners under Robert Slay, giving him 12 points with both majors!

  • June 26, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 19-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owner handled by Anne Fisher (VA), was Best of Winners for 2 points under Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin, giving her 7 with a major!

  • June 25 - 26, 2005 -- In VA, 10-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), won Best of Breed both days, under Mrs. R. C. (Carolyn) Thomas and Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin! From 5 shows since his 10th birthday, Cosmo won 4 Best of Breeds and an Opposite!

  • June 19, 2005 -- In PA, 2-year-old Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Judy Terchek (MD) and handled today by Kevin Bednar, won Best of Breed over specials for 2 points, under James Noe! Jetta now has 14 points with a major. Too bad today's major opportunity broke!

  • June 19, 2005 -- In VA, 10-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), was breeder-owner handled by Dawn to Best of Breed under Sam Houston McDonald! At the same show, Cosmo's 19-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owner handled by Anne Fisher (VA), won the point, giving her 5 with a major!

  • June 17, 2005 -- In IL, 22-month-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), won the point under Louis Auslander, giving her 11 points with both majors! Bette also earned a CD leg with a score of 196!

  • June 14, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 19-month-old granddaughter Diva, Shayln Queen Of The Opry *CGC TDI* (Dino x. Reggae), owner trained and handled by Erika Bebout (VA), earned her CGC and TDI designations! Erika, age 14, is doing a wonderful job with Diva!

  • June 11, 2005 -- In IL, 22-month-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), won the point under Debbie Campbell, giving her 10 points with both majors!

  • June 11, 2005 -- In MD, 4-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD *JH* OA OAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), finished her Junior Hunter title, in 4 straight tests!

  • June 11, 2005 -- Recently in NY, 3-year-old Blue, Ch. *SR* TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren and trained/handled by Ed, finished his NAHRA Started Retriever title!

  • June 5, 2005 -- In WI, 2-year-old Larkin, Jettaway’s Light Of The Moon OA NAJ (Cosmo x. Willow), owned by Heather Mishefske and the Ellefsons (WI), won the point under Mrs. R. D. (Polly) Smith!

  • June 5, 2005 -- Congratulations to Judy and Floren DeWaard (Oregon) and Bl Mtn Flats Siksikawa, on the arrival of Spirit's litter (4 boys, 4 girls, all black) sired by Blue, Ch. TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat)!

  • June 5, 2005 -- In MA, 18-month-old Brody, Whazthat's Brodidia Agustus (Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Richard Dunn (RI), won 2 points and Best of Winners under Jean Fournier, giving him 9 points with a major! At the same show, his litter sister Mocha, Whazthat's Mon Ami Mocha (Liver female, Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Sherry and Shannon Walker (MA) and handled by Sherry, was also won 2 points, giving her 13 with a major!

  • June 4 - 5, 2005 -- In PA, 2-year-old Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Judy Terchek (MD) and handled by Heather Bremmer, won the point each day, including Best of Opposite over a special, under Jeffrey Pepper and Kathy Lorentzen! Jetta now has 12 points with a major!

  • June 4 - 5, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ EAC EJC OGC *WV-N* RS-E JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his 6th Outstanding Elite Jumpers leg; 3rd Novice Weavers leg to finish his Novice Weavers title; 1st Open Weavers leg; 2nd Novice Touch N Go leg; and 2 Novice Tunnelers legs -- all with placements in large classes!
MAY, 2005
  • May 28 - 29, 2005 -- In VA, at his first all-breed show of the year, 10-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), was owner handled to Best of Breed in an entry of 16 including other Group placing specials, under Suzanne Dillin! On Sunday, Cosmo again won the Veteran Dog class over specials and was Best of Opposite, under Betsy Yates!

  • May 28, 2005 -- A new Champion! In NJ, 2-year-old Riley, *Ch.* Flatford Autumn Equinox (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Nancy Brown (CT) and Mary Farwell and handled by Nancy, won the 4-point major and Best of Winners to finish her Championship, under Allan Brown!

  • May 22, 2005 -- In MN, 2-year-old Luke, Ch. Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI) and handled by Heidi, showed at IABCA shows and placed 2nd and 3rd in the Bred By Exhibitor Groups! Luke now needs one more V1 rating to finish his Int'l. Championship title.

  • May 22, 2005 -- In MD, 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, won Best of Breed under George Heitzman!

  • May 21, 2005 -- In OR, 18-month-old Jedi, Whazthat's Across The Stars (Liver male, Cosmo x. Reba), bred, owned and handled by Jeanne Allen (OR), was Best of Winners for 2 points under William Bergum, giving him 11 points with both majors! Jedi also placed 4th in the Bred By Exhibitor Sporting Group!

  • May 21, 2005 -- In NY, 3-year-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Margaret and Terry Uminsky (NY) and Sue Van Buren and handled by Margarget, won the point under Dr. Jose Luis Payro!

  • May 21, 2005 -- In MD, 4-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD OA OAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned her 3rd JH leg!

  • May 14, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ *EAC* EJC OGC *RS-E* JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), finished his Elite Regular titles in both NADAC and ASCA with speedy runs at 2nd place, and earned his fifth Outstanding Elite Jumpers leg at 4th place! Drummer now holds 22 agility tiles, including Master Q's and Elite level titles, accumulating them in 19 months of competition . . . and he is Georgette's first competition dog!

  • May 7, 2005 -- In WI, 21-month-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), won the 4-point major under BettyAnn Hale! Bette now has 9 points with both majors. Bette also earned her first CD leg with a score of 190!

  • May 7, 2005 -- Meanwhile, Bette's littermate DeeDee, Ch. Flatford's Comic Relief *JH* WC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), bred and owned by Mary and Marv Farwell (IL) and trained and handled in the field by Paul Kartes, earned her 4th Junior Hunter leg for the title!

  • May 1, 2005 -- In VA, Cosmo's 18-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owner handled by Anne Fisher (VA), was Best of Winners for the major under Judy Doniere! At the same show, Lily's mother Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD OA OAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owner handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), was Best of Opposite!
APRIL, 2005
  • April 30, 2005 -- In Hampton, VA, 10-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), made his Rally Obedience debut, earning his first leg with a score of 96, then dashed into the other ring to place in Veterans Obedience with a 194! Meanwhile at the breed show in Chesapeake, his 17-month-old granddaughter Shayla, Ch. Shalyn Not Just A Pretty Face CGC (Dino x. Reggae), was breeder/owner handled by Sherri Lilley to Best of Breed over three male specials under Marjorie Martorella, and her litter sister Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CGC, won her first point owner/handled by Anne Fisher (VA)!

  • April 29, 2005 -- Congratulations to Piia Ulvinen (Finland) and Salma, Salasana Bright Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), on the arrival of Salma's litter (4 boys, 3 girls, all black) sired by Pikestar's Good Luck Shot!

  • April 23 - 24, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ OAC EJC OGC RS-O JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his fourth and fifth MXJ legs and 28 more MACH points, placing 2nd in Excellent B 24" JWW both days! Drummer now has 112 MACH points!

  • April 23 - 24, 2005 -- In MN, 4-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC *OJC* NGC TN-O CGC Can. AGN (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Linda, had four Q's in NADAC agility, finishing her Open Jumpers title and picking up legs toward her Superior Novice Regular and Outstanding Novice Gamblers!

  • April 23 - 24, 2005 -- In MA, 2-year-old Riley, Flatford Autumn Equinox (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Nancy Brown (CT) and Mary Farwell, needing just a major to finish, was Reserve to the major both days, under Dana Cline and Paula Nykiel!

  • April 22, 2005 -- In MA, 17-month-old Mocha, Whazthat's Mon Ami Mocha (Liver female, Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Sherry and Shannon Walker (MA) and handled by Sherry, was Best of Opposite over a special for a 4 point major, under Dr. Anthony DiNardo! Mocha now has 11 points!

  • April 21, 2005 -- Happy tenth birthday to my best friend Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin)!

  • April 16 - 17, 2005 -- In VA, 4-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD OA *OAJ* NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), finished her Open Jumpers title with a clean run and first place, and earned her 2nd AX leg, also with a clean run and first place!

  • April 16 - 17, 2005 -- In CO, 4-year-old Geyser, Ch. Kaydin's Old Faithful *RN* CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Karen and Susan Beardslee (CO) and Vanessa Rhodes, finished his Rally Novice title!

  • April 9 - 10, 2005 -- A new Champion! In NC on the way home from the Specialty, 3-year-old Blue, *Ch.* TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH WC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren, was Best of Winners and Best of Opposite over a special to finish his Championship on Saturday, breeder/owner handled by Sue, under William Geshwiler! Moved up as a special on Sunday, Sue handled Blue to Best of Breed over other specials, under Charles Olvis!

  • April 9, 2005 -- In VA, 2-year-old Jetta, Salasana Silver Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owner handled by Judy Terchek (MD), won a point under Karin Ashe, giving her 10 points with a major!

  • April 8, 2005 -- Happy fourth birthday to the Kaydin litter (Cosmo x. Jaxon), bred by Vanessa Rhodes!

  • April 1 - 8, 2005 -- The National Specialty in Perry, GA -- Wow!! Cosmo did well in all of his classes, but this was the year of his kids and grandkids!

    • Almost 10-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), was only entered in breed and obedience classes this year, and he placed or qualified in all of them! 3rd place in Veteran Sweepstakes 9-11 Years under Kurt Anderson; 2nd place in Working Retriever Dogs and 4th place in Stud Dogs under Nancy Liebes; and 187.5 in Veterans Obedience, just out of the ribbons after a mad dash from the Stud Dog class. Cosmo was handled in Sweeps and Working by Dawn and in obedience by Melody. In Stud Dogs, Marty handled Cosmo while Dawn handled Eagle and Melody handled Snicker.

    • Cosmo's littermate Starlet, Ch. Blazin's Brightest Star CGC TDI (Major x. Ravin), owned by Renee Decker (ME) and handled by Dawn, placed 2nd in Veteran Sweeps 9-11 Year Bitch class!

    • 19-month-old Murphy, Flatford's Eddie Murphy JH *WCX* CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owner handled by Cindy Tulpa (WA), placed 2nd in the Derby field trial stake and earned 3 Derby points on Friday! On Saturday, Murphy earned his first Senior Hunter leg! And on Sunday, Murphy earned both his Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent and also won the Steady Singles Championship! As the 2005 Singles Champion, Murphy will be invited to the Ring of Honor every year for the rest of his life. What an awesome accomplishment for this young dog and his owner!

    • Of the final 10 bitch specials in the Best of Breed ring, three were Cosmo daughters (Snicker, Sky and DeeDee) and one was his granddaughter Shayla! Snicker and Shayla went on to win JAM's in Best of Breed!

      • 4-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC S-NJC NGC TN-O CGC Can. AGN (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Melody, won a Judge's Award of Merit in Best of Breed competition! Snicker and her half brother Eagle also helped their dad Cosmo win 4th place in Stud Dog class. Thanks to Linda and Les Conrad for allowing me to show Snicker at another Specialty!

      • 2-year-old Sky, Ch. Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, made most of the cuts in Best of Breed competition!

      • 19-month-old DeeDee, Ch. Flatford's Comic Relief *WC* (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), bred and owned by Mary and Marv Farwell (IL), also made most of the cuts in Best of Breed handled by Todd Farwell, and along with her older full sister Abbie, helped their mom Bonus place 4th in Brood Bitches! DeeDee also earned her Working Certificate and her first Junior Hunter leg!

      • 17-month-old Shayla, Ch. Shalyn Not Just A Pretty Face CGC (Dino x. Reggae), breeder/owner handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), won a JAM in Best of Breed! Shayla was in the final four (2 dogs, 2 bitches) considered by the judge for Best of Breed and Best of Opposite! Shayla also won the Brace class with her mother Reggae, and placed 2nd in her Puppy Sweepstakes class, and qualified in Novice B obedience; and along with her sister Lily, helped their mom Reggae place 2nd in Brood Bitches!

    • Also making cuts in Best of Breed class:

      • 4-year-old China, Ch. TLC Agape's Treasure Chest NAJ CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), breeder/owner handled by Sue Van Buren (NY), made several cuts in Best of Breed. China also picked up her 2nd Novice Standard agility leg at the Specialty!

      • 4-year-old Chance, Ch. TLC Carry The Torch Chance CD CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned by Judy Riedel (CT), made the cut in Best of Breed! Thanks, Judy, for letting me take Chance in the ring at the Specialty!

      • 2-year-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, made the cut in Best of Breed, and with his half sister Snicker helped their dad Cosmo win 4th place in Stud Dog class!

    • 4-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD OA NAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned an Irondog Award by winning ribbons in breed, field, obedience, and agility! Reggae earned her second Junior Hunter leg, passed the WC and earned a JAM in Unsteady Singles A in the field. Then she won the Excellent A 24" Standard agility class and qualified in Novice B obedience. In breed, she placed 3rd in Working Retriever Bitches, won the Brace class with daughter Shayla, and placed 2nd in Brood Bitches with Shayla and Lily! Reggae's breeder Sue Van Buren handled Reggae in the Brood Bitch class while Sherri handled Shayla and Anne Fisher owner handled Lily.

    • Cosmo's 17-month-old granddaughter Lily, Shalyn's Wildwood Flower CGC (Dino x. Reggae), owned, trained and handled by Anne Fisher (VA), won the Novice A obedience class! Lily also helped her mom Reggae place 2nd in Brood Bitches!

    • 2-year-old Abbie, Ch. Flatford's Summer Skyline JH *WC* CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus), owned by Laura Fordice (WA) and Mary Farwell and handled by Laura, earned her first Senior Hunter leg and her Working Certificate! Abbie, along with younger full sister DeeDee, helped their mom Bonus place 4th in Brood Bitches!

    • 3-year-old Blue, *Ch.* TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH *WC* (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley (NY) and Sue Van Buren, earned his Working Certificate and placed 2nd in Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, breeder/owner handled by Sue! Sue and Blue stopped off in Charlotte NC on the way home to finish his Championship!

    • 3-year-old Crystal, TLC Starlite's First Gleaming CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Margaret and Terry Uminsky (NY) and Sue Van Buren, was owner handled by Margarget and placed 4th in American Bred Bitches and placed 4th in Novice A obedience!

    • 16-month-old Jedi, Whazthat's Across The Stars (Liver male, Cosmo x. Reba), bred and owned by Jeanne Allen (OR), placed 4th in his Puppy Sweepstakes class and placed 3rd in the regular 12-18 Month class! Thanks to Jeanne for letting me show him, and to her great friends who drove him all the way across the country for the Specialty!

    • 2-year-old littermates Connor, Am./Int'l. Ch. Jettaway's Seventh Heaven, and Luke, Ch. Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI), helped their mom Willow make the cut in Brood Bitches! Jon handled Willow while Melody handled Connor and Heidi handled Luke. Willow also placed in the 9-11 Year bitch class!

    • 19-month-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), made the cut in Open Bitches!

    • Cosmo's 10-month-old granddaughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Marty, made the cut in both her Puppy Sweeps class, and in the Bred By Exhibitor class!

    • Ribbons or not, I was very proud of all the kids and grandkids who were at the Specialty! It sure was fun!!

  • April 2, 2005 -- In GA on the way to the Specialty, 3-year-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren and breeder/owner handled by Sue, won the major and Best of Winners under J. Donald Jones! Blue just needs his 2nd major to finish.
MARCH, 2005
  • March 29, 2005 -- Congratulations to Renee Decker (Maine) and Sirius' Bountiful Blessing, on the arrival of Gracie's litter (6 girls, 3 boys, blacks and livers) sired by Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat)!

  • March 20, 2005 -- In VA, 4-year-old Reggae, Ch. SR TLC Shalyn Rhythm O' The Island CD OA NAJ NAP WC CGC (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Sherri Lilley (VA), earned her first UKC/HRC Started Hunting Retriever leg!

  • March 20, 2005 -- In Finland, 2-year-old Tessu, Salasana Straight Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja) owned by Esa Kaitainen and handled by his breeder Piia Ulvinen, won the Open Dog class, Best Male, Best of Opposite, and the CC under Kirsi Nieminen! At the same show, his litter sister Salma, Salasana Bright Arrow, bred, owned and handled by Piia, also received a rating of Excellent and placed 2nd in the Open Bitch class and won 3rd Best Bitch! Salma is in whelp to Pikestar's Good Luck Shot, litter due April 30 in Finland!

  • March 19 - 20, 2005 -- In MN, 4-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC S-NJC NGC TN-O CGC Can. AGN (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Linda, had three Q's in NADAC 24" agility, picking up Outstanding Novice Regular and Novice Touch & Go legs and Outstanding Open Tunnelers legs!

  • March 19, 2005 -- In MI, Cosmo's 9-month-old grandson Khnmeu, Blazin's Hoos'Yer Daddy (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Shelly and Dave Rowlson (MI) and handled by Dave, won his first point at his first show, under Cindy Vogels!

  • March 19, 2005 -- At the CRFCRC match In MD, 2-year-old Sky, Ch. Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, was Best Special; her brother Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Marty, was Best of Opposite Special; and Eagle's 9-month-old daughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Marty, was Best Puppy!

  • March 13, 2005 -- In Finland, 2-year-old Little Ronja, Salasana Red Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Minna Karvinen and Piia Ulvinen and trained/handled by Minna, competed in the Winter Fun Working Trial -- earning 19.5 points out of a possible 22, and also being awarded Best Marker on the double marked retrieve! Tragically, Little Ronja was killed by a car on April 9, 2005.

  • March 12, 2005 -- In OR, 16-month-old Jedi, Whazthat's Across The Stars (Liver male, Cosmo x. Reba), bred, owned and handled by Jeanne Allen (OR), was Best of Winners for the major under Carl Liepmann! Jedi now has 9 points with both majors!

  • March 12, 2005 -- At UKC obedience trials in VA, Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), won both Novice C classes with scores of 190 and 196.5! He will turn 10 years next month, hasn't trained in 2 years, and today turned in one of his highest scores ever. What a guy!

  • March 8, 2005 -- Happy fourth birthday to the Claymore litter (Cosmo x. Katie), bred by Al Jenkins!

  • March 5 - 6, 2005 -- In MD, Cosmo's 16-month-old granddaughter Shayla, *Ch.* Shalyn Not Just A Pretty Face CGC (Dino x. Reggae), bred, owned and handled by Sherri Lilley, was Reserve to the major on Saturday under Charles Olvis, and on Sunday she won the 4-point major to finish her Championship in an entry of 15 class bitches, under Karen Wilson! Shayla won all of her points from the Bred By Exhibitor class. Showing just on Sunday, Sky, Ch. Salasana Blazin Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels (MD) and handled by Dawn, was Best of Opposite!

  • March 5, 2005 -- In MN, 3-year-old Snicker, Ch. Claymore's Live, Love, Laugh NAP NJP O-NAC S-NJC NGC TN-O CGC Can. AGN (Liver female, Cosmo x. Katie), owned by Linda and Les Conrad (MN) and handled by Linda, earned her 2nd NA and NAJ legs, both with clean runs and first place in the 24" Novice B class! Her Standard run was 16 seconds under course time.

  • March 5, 2005 -- In Finland, 2-year-old littermates Tessu, Salasana Straight Arrow (Cosmo x. Ronja) owned by Esa Kaitainen, and Little Ronja, Salasana Red Arrow owned by Minna Karvinen and Piia Ulvinen, made their Open class debut, with Tessu placing 2nd and Little Ronja placing 3rd, both with ratings of Very Good!
FEBRUARY, 2005
  • Feb. 27, 2005 -- At the Old Dominion KC match, Cosmo's 9-month-old granddaughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Marty, won the Puppy Sporting Group!

  • Feb. 19 - 20, 2005 -- In CT, 15-month-old Brody, Whazthat's Brodidia Agustus (Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Richard Dunn (RI) and handled by Norm Grenier, won a point on Saturday under Michele Billings, and was Best of Winners for the major on Sunday under Gloria Mitcham-Geringer! Brody now has 7 points with a major. At the same show on Saturday, Brody's littermate Mocha, Whazthat's Mon Ami Mocha (Liver female, Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Sherry and Shannon Walker (MA), was Reserve to the major under Michele Billings! Mocha has 7 points.

  • Feb. 19 - 20, 2005 -- In MD, 24-month-old Eagle, Ch. Salasana Double Arrow CGC (Cosmo x. Ronja), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Dawn, won Best of Breed both days in entries of 20 and 17, under Christine Pollender-Calcinari and Dyane Baldwin! At the same show on Sunday, Cosmo's 8-month-old granddaughter Salem, Blazin's History Repeats (Eagle x. Prue), owned by Blazin Kennels and handled by Marty, was Best of Winners for the major at her first show, under Dyane Baldwin!

  • Feb. 20, 2005 -- In NY, 3-year-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren, won the points under Rita Bell -- too bad the major broke!

  • Feb. 18, 2005 -- In CO, 3-year-old Geyser, Ch. Kaydin's Old Faithful CGC (Cosmo x. Jaxon), owned by Karen and Susan Beardslee (CO) and Vanessa Rhodes, earned his first Rally Novice leg!

  • Feb. 15, 2005 -- Happy tenth birthday to the 2nd Lyric litter (Tomas x. Waylynn)!

  • Feb. 12 - 13, 2005 -- In OR, 15-month-old Abe, Whazthat's Honest Abe (Cosmo x. Reba), owned by April and Fred Paris (OR), was Reserve both days, under Roy Cuneo and Everett Dean!

  • Feb. 5, 2005 -- Happy second birthday to the Salasana litter (Cosmo x. Ronja), bred by Piia Ulvinen!

  • Feb. 4 - 5, 2005 -- Drummer strikes again! :-) In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ OAC EJC OGC RS-O JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his fourth MX leg and third MXJ leg and 22 more MACH points! Drummer now has 74 MACH points! Drummer is from Cosmo's very first litter, and is Georgette's very first competition dog!

  • Feb. 1, 2005 -- Happy third birthday to the TLC repeat litter (Cosmo x. Ashley), bred by Sue Van Buren!
JANUARY, 2005
  • Jan. 29 - 30, 2005 -- In CA, 17-month-old Murphy, Flatford's Eddie Murphy JH CGC (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Cindy Tulpa (WA) and handled by Nancy Kelly, was Reserve both days at the Cow Palace benched shows, under Carl Liepman and Erik Bergishagen!

  • Jan. 29, 2005 -- In IL, 17-month-old Bette, Flatford Divine Miss M (Cosmo x. Bonus repeat), owned by Andrea and Charles Kane and Mary Farwell (IL), won the 4-point major under Dr. Klaus Anselm!

  • Jan. 29, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ OAC EJC OGC RS-O JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his third MX leg, 18 seconds under course time, for 17 more MACH points! Drummer now has 52 MACH points!

  • Jan. 23, 2005 -- A new Champion! In WI, 2-year-old Luke, *Ch.* Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI) and handled by Heidi, was Best of Winners for the major under Terry DePietro! Like his littermate Connor, Luke won all of his points from the Bred By Exhibitor class. Luke is his dad's 20th Champion! Cosmo is the #1 FCR Top Producing Sire in the Dog News Pedigree 2004 Top Producers stats, with 8 kids finishing last year!

  • Jan. 23, 2005 -- Happy second birthday to the Flatford litter (Cosmo x. Bonus), bred by Mary and Marv Farwell!

  • Jan. 22, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ OAC EJC OGC RS-O JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), earned his second MXJ leg, running a very fast 11 seconds under course time, and collecting 11 more MACH points! Drummer now has 35 MACH points!

  • Jan. 22, 2005 -- In OR, 14-month-old Abe, Whazthat's Honest Abe (Cosmo x. Reba), owned by April and Fred Paris (OR), was Reserve at his very first show, under Carol Esterkin!

  • Jan. 22, 2005 -- In VA, 9.75-year-old Cosmo, Ch. SR SHR U-CDX U-AGI Blazin's Back O' The Moon UD JH AX NAP NJP WCX CGC TT HOF (Major x. Ravin), won the Veterans obedience class with a 194, and was High Scoring Dog in the Non-Regular Classes in Trial! Always a crowd pleaser, he lost some points for a big leap and kiss on the first halt of the Figure-8 exercise :-).

  • Jan. 13 - 16, 2005 -- In NY, 2-year-old Blue, TLC Bluemoon's Starlite CD JH (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat), owned by Ed Miley and Sue Van Buren, was Best of Winners all 4 days for 7 points under Loraine Boutwell, Carol Brown, Jon Cole and Ben Dale! Blue just needs majors to finish.

  • Jan. 15, 2005 -- In MA, 14-month-old Mocha, Whazthat's Mon Ami Mocha (Liver female, Cosmo x. Reba), owned by Sherry and Shannon Walker (MA), was Reserve under Tom Baldwin! Mocha has 7 points.

  • Jan. 9, 2005 -- A new Champion! In MN, 3-year-old Nikka, *Ch.* Yahtaris Melody of My Neona (Cosmo x. Eva), owned by Sandra and Jessica Sedivy (MN) and handled by Jess, won the 4-point major to finish with her 3rd major, under Judith Goodin!

  • Jan. 9, 2005 -- In MN, 2-year-old Luke, Jettaway's Northern Lights (Cosmo x. Willow), bred and owned by Heidi and Jon Ellefson (WI) and handled by Heidi, was Best of Winners for the 4-point the major under Judith Goodin, giving him 13 points!

  • Jan. 1 - 2, 2005 -- In TX, 4-year-old Drummer, TLC's Survivor-Special Delivery AX AXJ OAC EJC *OGC* RS-O JS-E GS-O CGC TT FFX-AG (Cosmo x. Ashley), owned, trained and handled by Georgette Palinkas (TX), finished his Open Gamblers title with first place! He also earned, with several first and second placements, his first Outstanding Open Standard leg; two more Outstanding Elite Jumpers legs; his second Elite Standard leg; and his second Novice Weavers leg -- what a great way for Drummer and Georgette to start the new year!

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