James Downey with the Sacramento Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with A'Mickey DaKine. He writes, Mickey is a good dog. Quick on the trigger. a great athlete, He has an incredible grip and strike. I wish all the competitors good luck and all the dogs a safe trial. Thanks to OG Red Rock for hosting, the Helpers for their work, and the Judges for their evaluations!
Janelle Schrag with the Southeastern Colorado Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Harley Von Der Bosen Hundin. She writes: Harley has been a real pleasure to train. I have learned so much by being at the other end of her leash. The patient and solid help I have gotten from our helper, Peter Winney, is the real reason for our achievements to date. Thank you O.G. Red Rocks for all the dedication it takes to host this event. We are looking forward to trialing and meeting new people that are as crazy as I am about their dog(s).
Temple of the Tree’s Dewey
Jim Griffin with SoCal Working dogs is competing for IPO 2 with Dynamic Shera N Great Expectations Solid as a Rock (Rock)
Nelli Racsko with the Danubius Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Demi von der Belferlein
Tyler Pluss with North County Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Attack Slovraj.
Curt Holstein with the Scottsdale Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 1 with Ingwar vom Salztalblick (Masada) PULLED
Trevor Kerchner with Aztec Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 1 with Hammer von Taylorhof.
Carrie Andersonwrites: Anouk & I train with the Way Out West Schutzhund Club where we are surrounded by our wonderful supportive "family" of friends and under the guidance of our awesome trainer, Joel Monroe. Our number one goal is to enjoy the journey. Good luck to all my fellow competitors and a huge thank you to O.G. Red Rock, the helpers, and the judges!
Jeanine Tuckerwrites: Bullet TWD (the Wonder Dog) came to me from Alaska in May 2012. I thought the heat would bother her, but she acclimated really fast once she found the pool. She loves playing with the garden hose, but her absolute favorite toy is “the Terrible Towel”. I have had the privilege of training with the Red Rock Schutzhund Club and have taken full advantage of the seminars sponsored by the club. Everyone has been very generous with their help and if we pass it will be in large part because of the great people with whom we have worked. Bullet and I are entered in the Regionals for our IPO 2.
David Knopp with the East Valley Working Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with A' Ezzard du Dantero
Carl Bell,with the Anacapa Working Dog Association is trialing two dogs. Yerry Opaira Hof in IPO 3 and Cody vom Z Mal in IPO 1.
Richard Rosen is competing for IPO 2 with Roze De Lupus Saevus (Rosee)
Dino Tomassi with the South County Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with his dog Bullet vom Steinbeckland (Ruger)
Meet the Competitors
Molly Hesslerbelongs to the Southwest Working Dog Association and is trialing with Jager Meister von Weller Haus for IPO 3
Anna Vankovn is competing with Aleph vom Nebeltal for IPO 3.
Laszlo Brasko with the Danubius Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Maya von Danubius
Danny Craig writes: I’ve played in the sport now for 20+ years. School teacher by profession, I’ve been the long-time training director at San Diego Diensthund Club. My dogs, Dewey and Elf, are my 10th and 11th IPO dogs. All my dogs, save for one, I’ve raised from babies to their IPO titles. Dewey and Elf are products of my own breeding: Temple of the Tree. My dogs are family members first and working dogs second. They sleep in the house and run in my family pack. All my dogs run together. Dewey has made the podium in four Regional events. Elf is Dewey’s son from Temple of the Tree’s Aderes IPO3 - a wonderful female (owned and trained by Jim Downey) from my first litter. This will be Elf’s first Regional event and I’m excited to see how he does. Thank you to OG Red Rock Schutzhund Club for putting on this event! Good luck to all the competitors!
Brenda Arao with North County Schutzhund Club is competing at the IPO 3 level with BitA Chuppan (Bita)
Robert Johantgen with East Valley Working Schutzhund Club is trialing Om Wolfsdreieck (Nitro) and Eme von Herzensfreude in IPO 1
Bernhard Borges with the Way Out West Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Dextr srdce perly Bohemie
David Greene with SoCal Working Dog Association is competing for IPO 3 with Wolfgang Faustus De Tomaso (Tommy). He writes, Faust (Tommy) has all the characteristics that people want in a great dog: Power, drive, confidence, and loyalty.
Stephen Romeo with OG Red Rock Schutzhund Club is competing with Santos vom Oelmuhlenbach for IPO 3 and Chili vom Steinbeckland for IPO 2.
He writes: Santos “The Saint” vom Oelmuhlenbach was imported into the United States from Germany at 15 months of age. He has received three qualifying scores for the USCA National IPO Championship and competed in Seville Ohio at the 2014 USCA National Championship. He will be a six time regional championship competitor. Santos possibly will retire after this championship or later this year in 2016. “The Saint” career highs are 100 tracking, 96 obedience and 94 protection.
Chili “The Chill” vom Steinbeckland; is my precious sweet little girl! She currently holds an IPO 1 title and will be competing to hopefully earn her IPO 2 title. She is competing in her first Regional Championship. “Chili dog” highs to date are 92 tracking, 84 obedience and 85 protection.
I would like to especially like to thank my mentor, advisor and close friend David Deleiseguess for his countless hours of guidance & coaching. He also taught and counseled me from the beginning to today on the rules of etiquette and the importance of good sportsmanship in our sport. Also a huge thank you to John Riboni, Joel Monroe, Carl Bell, my training partner Charlie Hansen and countless others for their years of generous help and guidance.
Good luck to all competitors and our regional helpers!
Let’s get this party started!!!
Doug Bryant with the North County Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Loki Bryant
Teresa Cowart with the North County Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Chaos vom Haus Courtland.
Charlie Hansen with the OG Red Rock Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Lakesides Xalbador (Jake)
Peter Harrington with the Sacramento Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Pepper vom Friedrichsfelder Eck (Stryke). PULLED
Tim Cutter with the Menlo Park Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Ace vom haus Tyson
Rodd Proctor is competing for IPO 1 with Bongo vom Brageler Moor
Temple of the Tree’s Elf
Marion Swetzer writes: Kaspar von Arizona, aka "punk" is a 3 1/2 year old male Breeder/Handler/Owner trained. He has to fill big shoes, his mom Celi von Arizona is a Schutzhund 3, also a BHOT trained dog, his dad is Vandal vom Mittelwest, USA Universal Sieger 3 times and many other titles, too many to list. Kaspar loves to do bite work in the pool, he is a water rat. I call him Punk because I never know which Kaspar enters the field. He knows it all, but him and I have big discussions to what is the correct way to do things. Kaspar is an IPO 2 dog and has a V rating, KKL. We hope to get our IPO 3 with good passing scores. But most of all, Kaspar and I hope to have fun with some good people, and learn new things and gain experience. It is for dog and handler the first time to compete on the Regional level.
Shawn Thompson with East Valley Working Schutzhund Club is competing with Enzo god of war for his IPO 1
Shawn reports Enzo can be summed up in one word, "Crazy".
Lynn Ann writes: Team Titleist consists of Handler Lynn Ann Lohner and partner Titleist vom Lohner. Titleist is the son of Europa vom Waldestraum IPO3, Lynn's first working dog and best friend. Most recently, Team Titleist placed 3rd overall at the Northwestern Regional in September 2015. Off the field, Lynn is a registered nurse specializing in Labor and Delivery and being a Mom. Off the field Titleist, is a vital member of the family; protecting and loving all under his watch. Including sister kitten Ping! Team Titleist, thanks the Southwestern Region for welcoming all and looks forward to participating in the event.
Ted Bellmyer with Aztec Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 1 with El Diablo Vom Haus Fasold (Emerik). Ted writes, Emerick loves everything and everyone; just a happy dog
Joel Monroe with the Way Out West Schutzhund Club is competing for IPO 3 with Arna vom Haus Krotter