2004 Titles and News
What is a Title
sent to me by Sue Vege
"What is a Title Really?"
"Not just a brag, Not just a stepping stone to a higher title,
Not just an adjunct to competitive scores."
"A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor that
dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the
memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count."
"A title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable, and good-
natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that
please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed."
"And a Title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend
time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believed in him
enough to give him yet another chance when he failed (or you did), and that in the end your faith was justified."
"A Title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special
relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable
creatures, this dog with a Title was greatly loved, and loved greatly
"And when that dear short life is over, the Title remains as a
memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name."
"A Title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received
Briarlea Lark of High Rolls certifies for the AKC's Tracking Dog title on December 5 with the Croix Valley Tracking Club.
Congratulations to Briarlea Bram v Crestwood and Leigh Anne Young on their BH and HCT at 2004 NAWBA! Congratulations also for passing the Aptitude Test and being awarded an 'excellent' rating in conformation by French FCI judge Jean Yves Regeur.
Briarlea Loretta v. Hyacinth scores 193/200 points in her debut show at the American Bouvier des Flandres Club National Specialty. She was entered in prenovice obedience.
UKC Ch. Aislynn v. Hogenbirk CD adds "PT" to her name as she qualifies for the AKC "pretrial" herding title at the Nationals as well!
Congratulations to Zonnetje's son Briarlea Ultra Ajax on his BH and for passing the Character Test at 2004 NAWBA! Way to go Lori!
Briarlea Roxy v Bouvier Topline CGC C.D. and co-owner/trainer Lynn Beihl qualify twice in Novice obedience on Sept 18/19 for two legs on their title and finish with a 192 on October 2! Two weeks later, they enter their first agility trials and earn 4 first place wins in their first 4 trials! And in early December, they are awarded their first agility title...Standard Preferred.
Starting the year off right ~ Briarlea Sir Riley Bear earns his CGC on January 29! Thanks to Jane Stanley for her commitment to this nice boy from Zonnetje's 2003 litter!
Friday the 13th of February...a good day for Tina Booten and Briarlea Aislynn v. Hogenbirk C.D. as they qualify for their first Novice leg in obedience! Second qualifying leg the next day! And a final leg on August 14 gives them their AKC C.D.!
New CGC titles for Briarlea Lord Lovel as well as housemate Briarlea Kitty Hawk! These are both youngsters from Ch. Briarlea Restless Robin CGC,..thanks to the Vriesackers!
Congratulations on Mother's Day to new AKC Ch. Joy a Len's Olivia, a Ch. Briarlea Restless Robin CGC daughter! Olivia also has two legs on her American C.D. and is the #1 Bouvier in UKC rankings. Thanks to Judith and Becky of Joy a Len's Bouviers!
Ch. Zonnetje ma Belle v't Hangijzer HT C.D. CGC gets her first leg on her Companion Dog title May 29, 2004....followed by her second leg and a 3rd place on May 30! And a new C.D. on June 5!
A new CGC title for Butch and Janet Davis' Briarlea Outta Sight Callie CGC!
Congratulations to new AKC Ch. Briarlea Roxanne Blackstone! Roxanne finished her championship title under the capable hands of co-breeder/owner Nancy Eilks at the tender age of 18 months with multiple Best of Breed wins. She remains ranked in the top 25 Bouviers in the U.S.
Congratulations to Pam Harder on the first Herding Capability Test leg on Briarlea Cutter!
Briarlea's Mister Norbu AX AXJ stays in the Top 10 rankings in Agilty thanks to Terry and Nancy Culley!
Briarlea Abbey OA OJ and Judy burn up the rings getting their second Agility title! Abbey is from Briarlea Sabine CGC and Ch. Briarlea Restless Robin CGC.
Briarlea Rock 'n Robin competes in Chicago and Hersey, PA in National Grooming Competition!
Briarlea Ro Laren picks up her first two legs in novice agility at her first two trials in November!