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Member brags about their GSD's ... 11/01/09xxx

 

One more Brag from Mike & Susan Cheeks!  ...

TRAFALGAR German Shepherds is proud of its tradition as a small breeder/hobby kennel. Out of just our 7th homebred litter,  2 littermates have added two new and most prestigious titles to their resumes, that of “Register of Merit” (ROM). These littermates, known for the show accomplishments will now be know also for their exceptional producing abilities. We are, of course, speaking about  American Grand Victor 3x Select Ch / 3x Select Canadian CH Maturity Victor/Futurity Victor TRAFAGAR’s Premium Blend (Mocha) - the first of our Grand Victors and his sister, who we  chose not to campaign,  2x American Select Ch, National Winner’s Bitch / Canadian Maturity Victrix Select Ch TRAFALGAR’s Pacific Chai (J-LO), who acquired her ROM  this past Sunday (October 25th), when her daughter, TRAFALGAR’s Morning Express acquired her first major going Best of Breed over Specials from the 12-18 class at the Jersey Shore GSDC specialty show. Mocha & J-Lo are our 3rd generation of ROMs.

As an addendum, because we do so few breeding and have so few dogs, the only bitch we had was Mocha’s sister, and since we were not going to in-breed, we were not able to breed Mocha for ourselves. Thus all of his qualifying progeny were bred,  owned and shown by others, truly a rarity when it comes to males who go on to earn their ROM.

Our sincere appreciation to those breeder’s who recognized the quality of our dogs, by either breeding to and/ or exhibiting their progeny. Mocha & J-Lo are already making an impact on the breed, as they have produced (independently of each other)  an American Grand Victor , a Canadian Grand Victor, an American  Maturity Victor, a Canadian Maturity Victor, a Canadian Maturity Victrix, a Canadian Futurity Victor as well as American & Canadian Futurity/Maturity  winners in addition to their champion progeny.

Michael & Susan

TRAFALGAR German Shepherds LTD.

TRAFALGARgsds@Yahoo.com

610-827-1833


Mike & Susan Cheeks have not one but two Brags!

 

Shore GSDC Sweepstakes Brag 

This past Sunday, the 25th, Susan handled a dog for the  first time at a point show & sweepstakes, offered by the Jersey Shore German Shepherd Dog .

Owner/ handling TRAFALGAR’s Morning Express ( National Winner’s Bitch, 2x SEL EX CH / CA. Maturity Victrix SEL CH TRAFALGAR’s Pacific Chai x Bronson ) , BreeAnna  out of the 12-18 bitch class, they went on to be awarded Best In Sweepstakes by Judge Larry Gilbert.   Our deepest appreciation and gratitude go out to Mr. Gilbert, the club members for hosting the show and all of ringside which was so supportive of both the new handler and our puppy.

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Jersey Shore GSDC Sweepstakes and Point Show

Following Sue’s success in the sweepstakes, in particular, how well our TRAFALGAR’s Morning express worked for her, we decided that Sue should take her into the 12-18 class, rather than myself. Sue was awarded 1st place but because we had an open bitch (Chai is also her dam x Rollins) who won her class, we couldn’t go back in the ring for winner’s.  Mike Reed came to the rescue where they put on a near flawless performance as he guided our young and inexperienced BreeAnna to Winner’s Bitch (while her 1/2 sister was RWB).   Mike  had a Special, so we asked Trish Wylie if she would take BreeAnna in for us.  Taking the lead, Trish also showed our girl to near perfection, looking like she had handled BreeAnna from day one, and going on to be awarded Best of Breed over Specials for her first major/points.  Thank you Judge Ileana Nogueras and handlers Trish, Mike, & Susan for making this an awesome day for us! Thank you JSGSDC members for your hospitality and for your efforts in putting on this fine show and thank you ringside for your wonderful comments and support of our girls.

 


 

 

Matt & Kristen have some great Brags ...


This is Matt and Tyr getting their CD.


Leg 1 & 2 were at Delaware Valley (a Saturday & Sunday show).

Then we finished at the Nationals!! Wow what an experience that was...awesome.

1st leg

2nd leg

The Nationals


 

 

Dara & Andrew Conklin have more  Brags   ...

 

Nellie has two more wins

CH. Amber's Chanel No. 5

Best of Breed for Boardwalk KC

Boardwalk KC

January 31, 2009

Judge: David Jay Hayman

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Westminster KC

2/9/09

Award of Merit

Judge: David Bolus

We are thrilled about our little girl!!

Dara and Andrew

 



 

 

Michael–Robert & Susan Cheeks have lots of Brags

September Brags

TRAFALGAR German Shepherds has had a spectacular American National, as our boy, TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle  is the first in the history of the breed to earn the four titles (in the same year or over a period of years) of AMERICAN  &  CANADIAN GRAND VICTOR  plus  AMERICAN  &  CANADIAN MATURITY VICTOR.

The American titles were awarded in November, at the German Shepherd Dog Club of America National., under Judge Helen Gleason (Grand Victor & Best of Breed),  Judge Michel Chaloux (Maturity Victor ) & Judge Cappy Pottle (Best In Maturity).

It is now:

                 2008 American GRAND VICTOR / 1st SELECT EXCELLENT

                           2008 Canadian GRAND VICTOR / 1st SELECT

                                 2008 American MATURITY VICTOR                    

                                 2008 Canadian MATURITY VICTOR                   

                                          2008 American Champion  

                                          2008 Canadian Champion   

                              TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle 

 

What a way to wrap up our 2008 show season.  Diesel is just over 2 ½ years old, which makes these wins even more spectacular, if that’s even possible.

We are forever grateful to all of the  judges, handlers and ringside support who made 2008 such an awesome, record setting year for

TRAFALGSAR German Shepherds.  

Thank You One & All.




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September Brags



TRAFALGAR German Shepherds is elated, overwhelmed and downright thrilled  as we had a Great September at the Canadian National .

Our boy is the new Canadian Grand Victor, 1st Select & Maturity Victor !

 

                2008 Canadian GRAND VICTOR  ( Judge Dan Dwier)

                                       &

              2008 Canadian MATURITY VICTOR / Best In Maturity  (Judges Gloria Birch / Dan Smith)

                   2008 Canadian Select Champion

                      2008 American Champion   

         TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle  aka DIESEL!

 

Diesel is bred & co-owned by Michael & Susan Cheeks; conditioned and trained by TRAFALGAR ;

handled by George Berstler and co-owned with Libby Cameron.


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 April – August Brags 

 

TRAFALGAR has had a great spring / early summer, with limited showing.  We have shown three littermates in the US & Canadian Maturities

With all three littermates qualifying for the National Maturity finals in both countries.  In the US we competed in the two largest Maturities for

 2008 and in Canada, we competed in both all breed and Specialty Shows.

 

The records for the three Littermates April – August 2008 are : 

   American & Canadian Champion TRAFALGAR’s Feature Presentation 

           Canada:

           1st Maturity Dog       -Best Opposite Maturity      – Ontario Region     - June 28, 2008       – Christine Gibbons

           1st Open Dog           -Winner’s Dog                     – Hamilton KC        – June 27, 2008      – owner/handled            – New Champion

 

           USA:      

             Best Opposite Sex          – owner/handled                 - GSDC of Greater Washington    - August 16, 2008       - Don Smith

             Best Opposite Sex          – owner/handled                 - GSDC of Anne Arundel              - August 15, 2008      – Leon Breault

             1st Sr Maturity Dog       -Best Opposite Maturity        - Midwest Region                        – June 14, 2008          – Lee Parkhurst        

            Best of Breed                  -owner/handled                    - Lancaster KC                            - March 2008              -  Ken Rayner

 

 

   American & Canadian Champion TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle

 

          Canada:

           1st  Open Dog         -Winner’s Dog / Best of Winners       – Nova Scotia GSDC       – July 6, 2008        - Susan Godek    – New Champion           

           1st  Open Dog         -Winner’s Dog                                  – Nova Scotia GSDC        – July 5, 2008          – Lisa Haus

          1st Maturity Dog       -Best In Maturity                               – East Region                    - July 5, 2008          – Kent Boyles

          1st  Open Dog          -Winner’s Dog  - Best of Breed        – Golden Triangle GSDC    – June 29,2008       – Steve Barbash

              

         USA:  

             2nd Sr Maturity Dog      - Reserve Maturity Dog                - Great Lakes  Region                           – May 2, 2008          –Larry Gilbert

             Best of Breed                                                                    - GSDC of Greater New Haven       - April 27, 2008         - Dick Jones

 

 

         TRAFALGAR’s I Told U So (shown just 3 times, as the focus in 2008 is on the boys…she will have her turn in 2009)

       

          Canada:

          2nd Maturity Bitch           - Reserve Maturity Bitch            –  East Region                                      - July 5, 2008           – Kent Boyles

          2nd Sr Maturity Bitch      - Reserve Maturity Bitch            - Great Lakes  Region                           – May 2, 2008          –Larry Gilbert

          1st American Bred          - Major Reserve (4pts)                  - GSDC of Rhode                            - April 27, 2008         - Mary Ann Imhoff

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TRAFALGAR German Shepherds is pleased to announce our new champion , Winning 3 majors , one weekend, first shows of 2008

 

   2007 Canadian Futurity Victor  TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle Presentation (Diesel) 

    3/16/2008          Lehigh GSDC                                 Sandra Card

                3/15/2008          GSDC of Greater York                Debbie Hokkanen

      3/14/2008          GSDC of Greater York                Nancy Harper

 

Diesel is  trained and conditioned by TRAFALGAR, handled by George Berstler and co-owned with Libby Cameron.

 

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Diesel

 

 

TRAFALGAR German Shepherds has a new Canadian Futurity Victor for 2007 , he is TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle (Diesel)/ Best In Futurity.

Diesel’s dam US & Can SELECT EXCELLENT Champion TRAFALGAR’s Pacific Chai is the littermate to our first Canadian Futurity Victor,

The 2006 American Grand Victor & 2002 Canadian Futurity Victor TRAFALGAR’s Premium Blend.  Diesel was bred by/is owned, trained and conditioned by

TRAFALGAR (Mike & Susan Cheeks).  He was handled by Kent Boyles.

  

September 6, 2007          German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada  National Futurity         Finals                      Fran Ford

June 30, 2007                    German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada  Futurity                         Ontario Region     Kathy Darnell

 

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Khanye)

 

TRAFALGAR German Shepherds has had a great 2007 Canadian National, as TRAFALGAR’s Feature Presentation(Khanye) refused to take a back seat to his littermate,

2007 Canadian Futurity Victor TRAFALGAR’s Full Throttle.   Today, Khanye was the GSDCC’sNational WINNER’s Dog.  Khanye was bred by/is owned, trained and conditioned

by  TRAFALGAR (Michael & Susan Cheeks).  He was handled by Mike Sherman.

 

September 8, 2007    German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada  National       Winner’s Dog          Bob Eaton

 


Dara & Andrew Conklin have a Brag   ...

 

          Andrew and I just got home from Texas! We had the most exciting time ever.  Our
          little girl, CH. AMBER'S CHANEL NO. 5 is the Amateur Maturity Victrix!!  This is
          certainly a dream come true for us.  Thank you so much to Cappy Pottle.  We
          received many wonderful comments on our girl. Thank you to Trish Wylie, Linda
          Selmon, Adeline Scherz, and Nathalie Lowe for helping us. Congrats to Nellie's
          Dad-Select Ch. Scher-Lo's Rogue of Karizma as well.  Nellie's Mom is Amber's
          Miss Daisey ROM.  Her breeder is of course, Barbara Amidon who guided us all the
          way. 
          Dara and Andrew Conklin
          Nellie's Very Happy Parents:)

This is Nellie's Maturity Victrix picture from the Nationals.

         

 

 

This is a photo of Nellie's Group 4 placing at Gloucester County Kennel Club in Buena

 


John & Helen Whitney have a Brag   ...

Odin

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sheep Herding Intermediate Title, HIAs, Second Place Ribbon

 Next day an even better performance and a Second Place Ribbon.

         

 KT Spence, Handler/Trainer, John Whitney, Odin & Judge Sherry Lee, DVM

Del Bay Herding Club, Scarletts Mill, Birdsboro, Pa.

 

 


 


Dara & Andrew Conklin Brag   ...

Nellie got a nice win today!
 
Ch. Amber's Chanel No. 5
Gloucester KC
October 17, 2008
Best of  Breed and Group 4!!
Judge-Don Rogers

Jen and Joyce's Brag ...

Adding to Michele and Dara's brag regarding the Temperament Test offered by DVGSDC on August 23, Hansel and Landor also did really, really well passing the test with Hansel receiving an almost perfect score. What great news for our club! The following day, our 7 month old Cavalier puppy passed the Canine Good Citizen Test. She will be in the Novice ring before we know it.


Michele Rossbach's Brag ...

Today, August 23, 2008, at Delaware Valley German Shepherd Dog Club sponsored a Temperament test.  This was Athena first time out in 3 years.  She passed the test with flying colors.  We hope to finish her RN this year to add to her accolades.

 

Athena Von Der Himmel CGC, CD, PT, TC

 


Dara and Andrew Conklin's Brag ...

At the GSDCA Temperament Test (August 23, 2008) hosted by the Delaware Valley GSDC, our first champion, CH. FARMILS PARIS VON DARSTE, OFA,  earned her TC Certification.  We are so proud of her!! 
 

 

The Sinclair's have a BRAG!!!

You may remember Kenny from our October, 2007 show who successfully passed his first rally trial with Bill.  Kenny and Bill were expertly trained in rally by Debbie Muchio.  Kenny is currently on vacation with his handler, Morris Bartucci in Canada hopefully pleasing the "girls".  That's our boy with the sweetest temperament here or in Canada.  Gloria & Bill Sinclair




 

John Whitney's BRAGS ...

June 14 & 15, 2008 at Brandywine Valley Australian Shepherd Club, ASCA, Odin earned his Started Title, Second Place on the 14th and First Place on the 15th.  Now Odin is eligible to compete at the ASCA Intermediate Level.  This is a great opportunity competing in both AKC & ASCA.  Providing  more experience and focus in future trials.   

 

      

 

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Odin's first Intermediate Trial, Burlington County Kennel Club, Shamong. NJ, May 17, 2008 and he earned Second Place.  Handled by K. T. Spence.

   

   

   

 

Odin's next opportunity to trial at the Intermediate Level is hosted by the Burlington County Kennel Club, Shamong, NJ, September 27 - 28, 2008 

 


 

 

Dara and Andrew Conklin have another big BRAG ...

 

CH. AMBER'S CHANEL NO. 5 (Nellie)
Northern New Jersey GSDC
May 2008
Judge-Randy Darnell
1st Time out as a Special-BEST OF BREED

 

 


 

Dara and Andrew Conklin have a big BRAG ...
 
   
              AMBER'S CHANEL NO. 5       

                                                                            
                                                                             
                                                                                           AMBER'S CHANEL NO. 5
Our girl, AMBER'S CHANEL NO. 5 finished her championship at the Harrisburg KC under Mrs. Debra Tessman Van-Leaven with a 3-point major.  She was handled by Leslie Dancosse. Nellie is by Sel. Ch. Scher-Lo's Rogue of Karizma and Amber's Miss Daisey ROM. Her breeder is Barbara Amidon. Thank you to the Girlz, Michael Reed, Susan Legg, Trish Wylie, and Andrew for making her championship possible. Nellie ( No. 5)  is Von Darste's No.3 Champion!!
 
Dara and Andrew Conklin                                                                                                                                                Posted 4/15/08

 


 

Congratulations to Debbie Muschio.  Read all about her latest accomplishment with Speedo.  Extraordinary!!!

CH.Knaufhills Nasty Habit OFA.

CH.Knaufhills Nasty Habit OFA......aka Speedo is a very handsome big black and red dog that represents our standard very nicely........Speedo is out of CH. Kismet's Ladies Man and Knaufhills Ameretto.....I am owner/handler and guided Speedo to his Championship in 9 months......   after I finished Speedo in 9 months......I put on all his points and one major and Mr. Ron Webb put on one 3 point major too...(Thank You Ron!)......  Speedo is my second GSD I finished and the Championship feels much sweeter when you do it yourself......I know he will do well as a Special and I can't wait to get him out.....I have bred him and can't wait to see how he produces!!!!!
                                                                     Debbie Muschio/Gaiting Hill German Shepherds

 

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Andrew & Dara Conklin  have a Brag.  Congratulations!!!

AMBER'S CHANEL NO. 5
Best In Amateur Maturity!
Mid-Atlantic Region
Nellie was handled by Andrew.
Judge-Eugene Warrick

 

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News Flash from Debbie Muschio:


Hi All, I just wanted to tell you I have a very big brag for our website ......Speedo finished his Championship late weekend in Indianapolis!!!!!!.............Speedo was handled by myself owner handler.......There were lots of handler there but we did it!!!!!.....Speedo now is my second Champion,  both championships owner handler!......I will send  his finishing picture and list all the particulars when the picture comes.......Thank You Mr. Lester Mapes!!!!!!!!!!...........Yippy! now off to Special him, can't wait!........Debbie Muschio

Note: More to come for posting.

 

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Andrew & Dara Conklin  have a Brag!

 

 


Ch. Farmils Paris Von Darste
Best of Breed at Boardwalk KC
February 2, 2008
Judge-Lydia Coleman Hutchinson
Handler-Mike Reed

 

 

 

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Debbie Muschio has another BRAG ... December 9, 2007

"We got Reserve in NC, Jimmy was there and got breed all 3 days and BIS on Sunday......Can't beat that !"

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CONGRATULATIONS Debbie Muschio!!!

  Debbie has put all of these titles on her three GSD's

Ch Covy Tucker Hill , Picasso Von Duke, Ro-nan's Tia of Gaiting Hill

 

 
 

 Ch Covy Tucker Hill Topbras Rem OFA

 

 

 

 Rembrandt earned  his Championship Title Saturday 3-31-07 at the Sand N Sea Kennel Club in NJ

We got this title together as owner  handler!!!!...So we are very proud!.....

Rembrandt is my first Champion and as owner handler we accomplished this feat together. I put his majors and all his points on except 3 singles.  We also earned a group 3 and a Group 4 along with several BOB.  Rembrandt is a Dallas son and he is 4 years old.  He loves to keep busy playing ball and swimming which keeps him fit.  I love this dog more then words can say, he made my dreams come true.  Rem will always leave his paw print in my heart.  I will Special him and one day hope to get a duel title on him!  ...  Debbie Muschio

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Picasso Von Duke

  

 Picasso earned his CD, CDX, RAE, CGC

 

Picasso Von Duke CD,CDX,RAE, CGC.  Picasso is a handsome GSD with an exceptional temperament.  He loves everyone he meets.  With Picasso I have earned more titles then any other dog to this point.  Together we did all the training classes and stuck it out even when it looked like the titles would never come.  I never got as far as a CDX but, Picasso made that possible.  We will train for our UD along with other interests.  He is a dog who would rather kiss people then work but he gets the job done.  Picasso is 4 years old  ...  Debbie Muschio

 

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Ro-nan's Tia of Gaiting Hill

 

Tia has her CD, RN,RA, RE, CGC, (and we are working on her RAE now)...

 

 

Ro-Nan's Tia of Gaiting Hill, CD, RE, CGC.   Tia is a lovely coat.  She is out of Sel Ch purple Rain and is 2 years old.  She is fun to train and gives me lots of focus.  Tia aims to please and really is a sweet girl.  We got her CD pretty quick but she seems to really excel in Rally with high scores and most of the time in the ribbons.  We do plan to breed her one day.  We will continue to train for other titles and have fun at it!   ... Debbie Muschio

 


 

Brag by Stephanie & Wilt Bennet

On June 8 at the Taconic Hills Kennel Club's show, under David Powers and handled my Mike Reed, Buddy (Glynden Hills Magnum v Corolla) took WD, BOW & BOB for his first point.

 

 

Glynden Hills Magnum v Corolla

June 8, 2007

 

On Friday, August 3, under Joseph Gregory and Saturday, August 4, under Patricia Hess, Buddy (Glynden Hills Magnum v Corolla) took WD.  He now has three points.