May 6-7, 2017 - Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Kennel Club - Bling finished her Preferred Open title with a first placement. What a girl! Sky finished his Graduate Novice title and picked up one more leg of his RAE title, earning first place in the Advanced class - the fastest time out of five perfect scores! Shine also picked up her first two Beginner Novice legs, both with a second place. April 15-16, 2017 - Blacksburg, VA - New River Valley Kennel Club - Bling made her Preferred Open debut and picked up her first two legs and two first placements!
March 24, 2017 - Perry, GA - Rally National Championship - Stella showed her heart out at the National Championship! We earned three 99's and one 98, placing her in the top 20 of some of the most incredible teams in the nation. So proud of this girl!
January 21-22, 2017 - Harriman, TN, Oak Ridge Kennel Club - Stella showed in the RAE for some practice before the National Championship. She consistently scored 99's and 100's and brought home one high combined award. This also completed her RAE2 title - 20 QQ's!
November 5-6, 2016 - Roanoke, VA, Star City Canine Training Club - This was a "puppy" weekend! Bling completed her CD title and moved up to show in Preferred Open for the first time. No Q due to walking the broad jump, but I was very pleased by all of her other exercises! Puppy Dream (9 months) made her obedience debut and earned her BN title in three straight trials. Shine (12 months) made her show debut and earned her RN title in three straight trials, finishing the last trial with a perfect 100 and first placement! A good weekend for all the young kids!
November 3, 2016 - Bristol, TN - Stella passed the Therapy Dog International test and is now a registered Therapy Dog!
October 29, 2016 - Blacksburg, VA - Stella made her agility debut in NADAC. Though we didn't qualify due to a missed A-frame contact, I was very proud of her for nailing her weavepoles and finally realizing she can take a jump from my right side :).
October 8-9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Kennel Club - Bling completed her RE title in three straight trials and earned the first leg of her CD (only entered once)! Dream (8 months old) showed for the very first time and completed her Rally Novice title in three straight trials with three first placements and scores of 98, 97, and 100! And last, but not least, Stella finished her Graduate Open title! On to Utility...eventually.
October 3, 2016 - Blacksburg, VA - Shine passed the CGC test! Very proud of how hard she worked today!
August 21, 2016 - Blacksburg, VA - Dream passed the CGC test at 7 months old! Smart little pup!
May 7-8, 2016 - Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Kennel Club - 21 entries, 20 Q's. All obedience scores in the 190's. Whew. Is that some kind of record, or does it just win an award for Crazy? Here's the breakdown:
-Chance completed his RAE2 title with an extra double Q. No placements, but he had fun. :). -Chai completed her Rally Advanced title (needed 1 leg) and made her obedience debut, earning her Beginner Novice title in 3 straight trials. She earned second placements almost every time to Bling. Chai's Rally Advanced scores have qualified her for the 2017 Rally National Championship. -Bling completed her Rally Advanced and Beginner Novice titles in three straight trials. Almost all first placements, including a BN score of 197. Her one third placement was a rally score of 99 - and the one time Chai beat her - tough competition! -Stella earned the first two legs of her Graduate Open title, earning first place both times. Stella also picked up two more RAE2 legs, winning high combined in one of the trials. These two legs helped Stella to complete the requirements to qualify for the RAE class at the 2017 Rally National Championship.
April 9-10, 2016 - Blacksburg, VA, New River Valley Kennel Club - This weekend was just for Chance and Stella. Both picked up two more legs toward their RAE2 title with a few placements! Stella also showed in Graduate Open, but go-outs weren't her thing this weekend. Very proud of how well she worked, though! Progress!
March 11-12, 2016 - Salem, VA, Star City Canine Training Club - We took a break from the puppies to show at a local rally trial and had a great time! Chance picked up two more legs of his RAE2 title and brought home a fourth placement, mama Stella made a nice comeback to the ring with two perfect scores and two legs toward her RAE2 title with a first, second, and fourth placement, goofball Percy q'd in the one trial he was in to complete his Rally Excellent title, and baby Chai won the Advanced A class both days for her first blue ribbons and earned her first perfect score!
January 17, 2016 - Beau-D X Stella, the Dream Litter is born! We welcomed five girls and five boys into the Maywood family.
March 13, 2015 - St. Louis, Purina Farms, Rally National Championship - Stella showed in the RAE class and had four awesome runs. She earned three scores of 99...and one 89 due to my error, which cost us a top 10 placement. Live and learn! Very proud of how well she showed at such a big event!
March 22, 2015 - Atlanta Golden Specialty - Token earned qualifying scores under all three judges to earn her CCA Title!
April 4-5, 2015 - Blacksburg, VA - I showed my new puppy (11 months old), Bling for the first time in Rally Novice and was not sure what to expect. She did a great job, earning first place both days with scores of 97 and 98+. A great start to her career!
May 2-3, 2015 - Roanoke, VA - This weekend, Bling showed again to finish her Rally Novice title! She earned a score of 96 and is qualified for the 2016 RNC. In addition, Token and daughter Chai made their obedience debuts and both girls finished their Rally Novice titles in three straight trials. Chai also qualified for the 2016 RNC for Novice. Bailey showed in the Beginner Novice class and picked up her first two legs, earning a second and third placement.
May 9, 2015 - Bling and Chai passed the Canine Good Citizen Test! Chai was 10 months old and it was Bling's first birthday. A great way to celebrate!
May 30, 2015 - Shawnee Kennel Club - Bailey finished her Beginner Novice title! Stella picked up her very first Open B Q and a third place.
June 6-7, 2015 - Tarheel Golden Retriever Club - Stella picked up two more Open B Q's and made her Graduate Open debut. Very close to qualifying, but had one little mistake on each run. Very happy with the effort she put in and she had a blast! These last two Open B Q's qualified her for the 2015 Obedience Classic in Open.
June 14, 2015 - Northshore Dog Training Club, Libertyville, IL - We traveled a long way for this show! Stella got the opportunity to show with her grandfather, Tommy. She began the day by taking first place in both Rally Advanced and Excellent, good for Rally High Combined and RAE2 leg #1. Next, we tried Grad Open again, but she was a little wild... We ended the day with a decent Open B run and qualifying score. Grandfather Tommy took High Combined for obedience at the same show. What a special moment!
July - August we had to take a break for the handler to have surgery...hope to be back at it this fall!
October 3, 2015 - Wilmington, OH - GRCA National Specialty - Percy, Stella, Chai, and Bling all participated in the Lifetime Study Hero Parade.
October 10, 2015 - Blacksburg, VA - "Biscuit" from the Earth Day Litter passed his CGC. Good job, Biscuit!
October 16, 2015 - Roanoke, VA - Percy and Chai tried Dock Diving for the first time at an Ultimate Air Dogs event. They weren't too sure about clean water and jumping in the dark (and cold!), but Chai managed a 7' 3" jump before the end of the night!
October 18, 2015 - Graham, NC - Stella was one of only three goldens to pass the WC test!
October 31 - November 1 - Roanoke, VA - Percy showed in Rally Excellent for the first time and picked up his first two legs! Scores of 98 (4th place) and 99+ (3rd place).
March 22-23, 2014 - Raleigh, NC - Chance earned three more legs toward his RAE2 title, all scores above 90! Stella earned her first three RAE legs with FOUR perfect 100 scores, three first placements and two second placements! She beat her daddy every time :). She also debuted in the Graduate Novice class and earned her first leg, also with a first place!
March 23, 2014 - Blacksburg, VA - Penny passed her CGC test at 11 months old!
March 28, 2014 - Harrisburg, PA - Chance and Stella competed at the Inaugural Rally National Championship. Chance showed in the RAE class and earned qualifying scores for each run. Stella showed in Rally Excellent and earned one great score and one not so great due to handler error. Oops. Later that weekend, Stella passed the CGCA test. A great experience for our first National event!
April 4-5, 2014 - Blacksburg, VA - Stella earned two more RAE legs and one more GN leg! Penny attended her first show and brought home two Rally Novice legs, earning scores of 96 and 99. What an amazing puppy!
April 18, 2014 - Kinston, NC - Bailey earned the final pass for her JH title! So proud of this mama girl!
April 18-19, 2014 - Harrison, AR - Sky qualified in three straight trials this weekend to earn both his RA and BN titles! He brought home five 1st placements and one 2nd place. What a boy!
May 17-18, 2014 - Roanoke, VA - What a weekend... Stella showed in 9 classes, qualifying 8 times. In Obedience, she qualified twice in Graduate Novice to complete her title and earn an extra leg. She took a first and second place. Sunday I moved her up to Open A. I was very happy with the effort she gave me after showing in so many classes, but she decided the sit stay was a bit too boring and went down. Something to work on!
In the Rally ring she picked up three additional legs of her RAE title. In all three trials she earned Rally High Combined with scores of 199, 199, and a perfect 200! She earned six first placements, almost all based on a faster time along with her high scores. Tough competition!
Penny was also entered in two Rally trials this weekend and finished her Rally Novice title! She earned a first and a third place. Great puppy!
June 20, 2014 - Token whelped five beautiful puppies. Welcome to the Sweet Surprises Litter! 3 girls, 2 boys
We took the summer off so Mom could do grad school, raise puppies, and work full time. She said she didn't have time to take us to shows, too!
September 13-14, 2014 - Roanoke, VA - SCCTC NADAC Trial - Showed in our first ever agility trial! Chance picked up his first Novice Tunnelers Q and a third placement!
September 21, 2014 - Sussex, VA - Double Junior Hunter Test - Stella passed both tests to earn the first two legs toward her JH!
September 27-28, 2014 - Providence Forge, VA - Stella earned an additional pass toward her JH! One to go!
October 4-5, 2014 - Roanoke, VA, RKC Obedience/Rally Trial - 10/11 qualifying scores. Whew. Stella made her Open A debut earning the first two legs toward her CDX with two first placements! She also picked up RAE leg #9. Hoping to title at the National Specialty at the end of the month! Percy began his obedience career this weekend and was very successful! He earned both his CD and RA titles in three straight trials with placements every time! He is now qualified for the Rally National Championship in 2015! Love my miracle puppy!
October 26 - November 1, 2014: Golden Retriever National Specialty, Asheville, NC - WOW, what a week!! Percy and Stella attended their very first National Specialty, which ended up including the largest obedience trial in AKC history! The first weekend, both kids ran in the JH and WC tests. It was Percy's first hunt experience and he put in some good effort, but didn't quite pass. Stella passed the JH test for her title leg! She was one bird away from passing the WC, but got distracted by something on water. Good try, little girl. Monday, both showed in the CCA...and both qualified under all three judges to earn their titles! We love all we learn by doing CCA's! Tuesday both showed in Rally. Percy was in the Advanced class and qualified with a 98 for an extra leg. Stella qualified in both Advanced and Excellent to earn her RAE title! On top of that, she won first place in the 54-dog Excellent B class! I am still shocked...but she really worked hard. This also qualified her for her Triathlon Award. Wednesday, Stella showed in Open A...where she qualified with a 191, good for fifth place and her CDX title! Overall, Stella brought home four new titles (CDX, RAE, JH, CCA) and Percy brought home a CCA. Really proud of these two 2-year olds. They really gave it their all!
December 13-14, 2014 - Orlando, FL, Obedience Classic - Stella showed in the Novice class and while she didn't have a high enough combined score for a placement, she did qualify in all three trials despite the huge venue! Very proud of what she offered for being so young and a great way to end the year!
Brags 2010 - 2013
November 6&7, 2010- Rocky Point, NC. Chance passed both days in the Junior Hunt Test to complete his JH title! My first dog to train in field work at all and only our third hunt test weekend! 100% novice owner trained and handled and we hope to stay that way as we pursue our SH!
November 9, 2010- Chance and Bailey both took the TDI (Therapy Dog International) test in Lynchburg, VA. Both kids passed both the CGC and TDI requirements. We hope to begin visiting places soon!
January 22, 2011- Durham, NC. Chance and I showed in Open A. He decided the "sit-stay" was best performed in the "down" position.
February 19, 2011-Chatham, VA. Chance and I tried Open A again. He is still trying to convince me that a stay is a stay and position does not matter.
March 16, 2011- Bailey begins Intermediate Obedience classes to try to refresh her skills and get her ready to enter the obedience ring.
March 26&27, 2011-Raleigh, NC. Chance and I took on Open A again...and finally qualified!!! On Saturday, he won his class, earning the first leg toward his CDX. Sunday we didn't qualify...he thought the drop on recall might perhaps be optional. Oops.
April 2&3, 2011-Concord, NC. Chance in Open A: Saturday we didn't Q. This time he thought two commands on "come" might be better than one. Sunday he qualified with another 1st place! Two legs down! Bailey made her showing debut this weekend, too! We showed both days in Rally Novice. Saturday we scored a 92 to earn her first RN leg. Sunday we were one of three 100's, but had the fastest time, so we got 1st place! Two first places in one day! Go Chance and Bailey!!!
April 9, 2011-Harrisonburg, VA. Chance showed in Open A again and Bailey in Rally Novice. And what a great day!!! Chance earned 3rd place to finish his CDX title! Bailey scored a 93 in Rally to finish her RN in three straight trials! Very proud of these guys!
June 7, 2011- Bailey completed a Fundamentals of Agility course...moving onto Beginner agility next week! So much training to do!
July 2011- Chance completed a weave pole course in agility and Bailey completed Beginner agility. Hopefully Chance and I will start competing in the spring!
We took the summer off to help a friend raise puppies and to attend some training workshops. Then, Mom had to work too much this winter.
September 2011-Golden Nationals, Atlanta, GA. Bailey was in season, so she didn't come along. Chance earned the first leg of his RAE and earned qualifying scores under all three judges to earn his CCA! He would have earned his triathlon award, but he wasn't feeling the pheasants in the field...he tells me they tasted bad. Beautiful marking, but wouldn't bring them back! Frustrating, because it also would have earned him his versatility certificate. Back to force fetch 101...
February 2012-Chance is bred to Sunshine One Toke Over the Line...hoping for some gorgeous pups with a ton of potential!
March 2012-Bailey is in an advanced rally/competition class. We compete in our first obedience trial the last weekend in March!
March 31-Apr 1 2012-Roanoke, VA. Bailey earned the first leg toward her RA, taking 2nd place to Chance, who earned 1st place! Chance also earned 2nd place in the RE class, for leg #2 toward his RAE title.
April 14-15, 2012-Blacksburg, VA-Bailey earned the second and third legs of her RA, finishing in third and fourth place, both times just one place behind Chance. Poor girl! This completed her RA title. We also showed in Novice obedience, but the judge and the ring mats were far more interesting that heeling with mom. Chance earned legs 3 and 4 toward his RAE, with 1 first place, 2 second place, and 1 third place ribbon.
May 26, 2012-Athens, PA CCA and Obedience show & go-Bailey and Token BOTH earned 2 qualifying scores of their CCA! One to go! Great job girls!
June, 2012-Token completed novice obedience and won all the games at graduation. What a smart girl!
June 11, 2012- Chance and Bailey breeding...puppies due in August!
August 12, 2012-The First Litter was born! Ten beautiful puppies, 9 boys and 1 girl.
October 24, 2012-Montverde, FL, Eastern Regional Golden Retriever Specialty-Chance was one of 5 dogs to pass the WCX test! This also qualifies him for his Versatility Certificate.
October 26, 2012-Orlando, FL, Eastern Regional Golden Retriever Specialty-Chance earned RAE leg #5 Rally Advanced B, 99, 2nd place. Rally Excellent B, 87, 3rd place.
October 27, 2012-Orlando, FL, Eastern Regional Golden Retriever Specialty-Chance earned RAE leg #6: Rally Advanced B, 95, 3rd place. Rally Excellent B, 94, 2nd place.
November 3, 2012-Roanoke, VA, Star City Canine Training Club-Chance earned RAE leg #7! Rally Advanced B, 93, 3rd place, Rally Excellent B, 90, 2nd place.
December 8 & 9, 2012-Harrison, AR, North Arkansas Kennel Club-Chance earned RAE legs #8 & 9, bringing home one second place and three first place ribbons! In addition to this, he earned the Rally High Combined Award BOTH days of the trial!
February 2 & 3, 2013-Charlotte, NC-Chance completed his RAE and earned a bonus leg, bringing home two second place ribbons! Bailey also showed in Novice B and earned the first leg of her CD title! Great weekend for these guys!
February 9, 2013-Attended a Rally Show and Go with Percy and Stella, their first show experience. They both did fantastic! I think we have two little performance dogs in the making!
February 14-18, 2013-Bred Token X Chance and Bailey X Chance. Chance had an excellent Valentine's Day... Hoping for two amazing performance litters in April!
March 2013-Bailey showed in Novice B in Winston-Salem, but had no desire to pay attention to me. I think the hormones were starting to kick in...
March 20, 2013- Yep! Token and Bailey are both expecting!! Looks like four puppies in each of them.
April 7, 2013-Token, Stella, and Percy took the CGC test today! Token passed, even though she is 7 weeks pregnant! Percy almost passed, but anticipated his "come." He also tried to retrieve the evaluator's brush. Oops. Stella almost passed, too, but the evaluator's golden was too tempting to pass up... Still, they are only 7 months old, so better luck next time!
April 21, 2013-Introducing the Fairy Tale Litter! Bailey gave birth to 7 beautiful babies-4 boys and 3 girls. A special thanks to Daddy Chance for giving us a few more girls this time around :).
August 10-11, 2013 - Chatham, VA - Stella made her obedience debut! She qualified both days in Novice B, earning a first and third placement, scores of 192.5 and 193. Not bad for a 12 month old puppy!
August 24-25, 2013 - Huntington, WV - Stella continued her winning streak! She showed three times in Novice B and qualified twice, with another first and third place. Her third try, she downed on the sit stay. Hmm...looks like she's going to take after Daddy... Still, this completed her CD title. She also began showing in Rally. She showed three times in Novice and earned three first places for her RN title. The final day, she moved up to Rally Advanced B and earned second place.
August 30-September 2, 2013 -Raleigh, NC - Stella showed three more times in Rally Advanced, completing her title and earning high enough scores to qualify her for the 2014 Rally National Championship. She moved up to Excellent B the final day and earned a near perfect score of 99 and the fastest time to win her class. She showed twice in Novice B, qualified once (had that sit-stay problem again!).
Percy also showed in Raleigh and qualified four out of four times in Rally Novice B to earn his RN title. He earned two firsts and a second place.
September 8, 2013 - Great Falls, VA - Bailey and I attended a match and CCA along with an eye clinic and seminar by Dr. Wendy Townsend. Bailey earned three passing scores under the judges to earn her CCA title!
September 14-15, 2013 - Lynchburg, VA - Chance earned his final double Q in the Rally Advanced Excellent class to qualify for the 2014 Rally National in the RAE class. He earned a score of 99 in Advanced B for 1st place and a 96+ in Excellent B for 2nd place. Stella qualified in both Novice B, earning 3rd place, and Rally Excellent B, earning fourth place.
September 21, 2013 - Brandywine, MD - Bailey passed her WC test! Not bad for a girl who had a C-section and raised puppies 6 months ago! She was one of only ten dogs to pass. October 5-6, 2013 - Fayetteville, AR - Sky earned the final leg of his RN and Stella earned legs 3 and 4 of her RE. A great weekend for brother and sister! November 17, 2013 - Remington, VA - Bailey passed a double Junior Hunter test to earn the first two legs of her JH. Her first hunt test ever!
December 15, 2013 - Cheraw, SC - Bailey earned one more JH pass!