In 2017 TAGALONG PWDs have started bragging on our work:
• Charlie, CH TAGALONG'S Holiday Gift from Logan CGC NAJ NF AWD will now add Novice Standard to his list of agility titles. Cindy Miner who owns, loves, trains and adores Charlie earned a first place in 20 inch Novice Standard on her Sunday, June 18th run with Charlie.
• Antonio,TAGALONG'S Super Midas Touch CGC AWD was WD and BOW at the Mattaponi Kennel Club on Saturday, May 20. We had fun showing in the BBE class .
• Antonio, TAGALONG'S Super Midas Touch CGC AWD was WD and BOS in Harrisonburg, VA on Sunday, March 12. We had fun showing in Owner Handler too. Only 12 points to go.
• Savoy will soon be CH TAGALONG'S HIGH TEA for TWO CD RE MX AXJ NF CGC WWD GROM as she earned her Masters Standard title in Reva, VA at the Charlottesville-Albermarle trial on Sunday, March 5. This is our first Masters Agility title.
• Sabato earned an Open Jumpers Q and first place in Reva, VA on Sunday, March 5. Way to go and now we need one more for an Open title to move to the Excellent level.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG'S Roman Holiday CD BN NA NAJ NF CGC AWD started his Agility year with an Open Standard Q at the ODTC Agility Trial on January 28.
• Antonio, TAGALONG'S Super Midas Touch CGC AWD is having fun in the show ring and was WD for a point in Fredericksburg, VA on Sunday, January 15 and BOW at Howard County on Sunday, February 19. Looking forward to some fun in the conformation ring in 2017. Only 13 points to go.
In 2016 TAGALONG PWDs have a few brags from our work in Water, Conformation, Agility, Obedience and Rally:
• Savoy, CH TAGALONG's High Tea for Two CD RE AX AXJ NF CGC WWD and Siena, CH AVIATOR'S PEANUT GALLERY CD RA OA NAJ CGC CWD both received their Gold Registers of Merit (GROM) at the PWDCA National Specialty this year. So proud of my first two PWDs and all they have taught me.
• Savoy, CH TAGALONG's High Tea for Two CD RE AX AXJ NF CGC WWD ended her Agility year with a 3rd place in Masters Jumpers for a total of 4 Masters Jumpers Q's this year and earned two Masters Standard Q's at the ODTC the previous weekend and now has 9 Masters Standard Q's. Oh so close to that first Masters ttile for us. Gotta keep working towards our goal. We are so happy to train and compete and always learn something new.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG'S Roman Holiday CD BN NA NAJ NF CGC AWD ended his Agility year after recently earning his Novice Fast title, with a first place in Open Jumpers on Saturday December 10, 2016 at the ODTC Agility Trial. This boy has great potential.
• Charlie owned and trained by Cindy Miner is now CH TAGALONG'S Holiday Gift from Logan NA NAJ AWD after earning first place ribbons in Novice Jumpers and Novice Standard with Cindy on December 11, 2016 at the ODTC Agility Trial. What great teamwork. They have been training hard.
• Galley owned and trained by Cindy Miner is now CH TAGALONG'S Starry Night CD BN RN CGC after earning a first place ribbon and her Novice Obedience title with Cindy on September 24, 2016. What great teamwork. They have been working hard.
• Antonio, is now TAGALONG'S Super Midas Touch CGC AWD after earning his Canine Good Citizen on July 10 at the National Capital Kennel Club CGC test and his Aprentice Water Dog Title on Saturday, August 13 at the Keystone PWDC water trial. Very proud of Antonio who is a smart and focused young dog.
• Savoy, CH TAGALONG's High Tea for Two CD RE AX AXJ NF CGC WWD earned a 1st in Open Fast on August 6 at the Norwegian Elkhound Club Agility Trial. Savoy is also running Masters level in 2016 for Standard and Jumpers.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG's ROMAN HOLIDAY, BN, CD, RE, NA, NAJ, CGC, AWD qualified with a 1st place in Open Standard on July 23 to earn his first leg with another masterful performance across the dogwalk. He also had a 1st place in Novice B Fast.
• Galley, CH TAGALONG's Starry Night BN RN CGC working with Owner Handler Cindy Miner earned 1st place with a score of 97 and their first RA leg at the Sourthern Maryland Kennel Club Trial in Richmond, VA on July 2.
• Savoy, CH TAGALONG's High Tea for Two CD RA AX AXJ NF CGC WWD earned her RE title and 3rd place and first RAE leg in the rain at wet grass in the early morning at Mattaponi on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Proud of my working girly Savoy.
• Maji earned her NAJ in March and is now CH TAGALONG's Holiday Wonder Girl OA NAJ. She is loved and trained by Judy Allen and Jim.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG's ROMAN HOLIDAY, BN, CD, RE, NAJ, CGC, AWD qualified with a first place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 to earn his his third Novice Standard Aglity leg and title with a masterful performance across the dogwalk.
• Antonio, TAGALONG'S Super Midas Touch had fun at the DelMarVa Supported Entry on Saturday, April 30, 2016 showing in BBE with a first place and then receiving a BBE Group 3rd placement. We are going to have fun showing in 2017 - such a sweet flashy smooth moving boy.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG's ROMAN HOLIDAY, BN, CD, RE, AWD, CGC enjoyed a great weekend on April 9-10, 2016 at the Capital Dog Training Club Agility Trial earning a first place in Novice Fast overall on Saturday, his Novice Jumpers title with two first place finishes, and his second Novice Standard Q in his 24 inch jump height.
• Savoy, CH TAGALONG's HIGH TEA FOR TWO,CD,RA,AX,AXJ,NF,CGC WWD SROM is loving Rally and earned two great scores in Rally Excellent B at the Maryland Sporting Dogs Association on March 5th and 6th. Savoy scored a 99 on Saturday for second place and qualified on Sunday with a 91.
• Galley, CH TAGALONG's STARRY NIGHT BN, RA, CGC qualified with a 3rd place for her first Novice A leg on Saturday, February 27th in Salisbury, MD and once again with a 3rd place on Saturday, March 5th at the Maryland Sporting Dogs Association. Way to go Cindy and Galley earning those first two Novice legs - what a TEAM!
• Savoy was excited to receive an invitation to the AKC Rally Nationals for her 2015 high scores in Rally Advanced at some very competitive trials. Too bad it is just too far away to travel to Tulsa. "Congratulations, your dog has met the eligibility requirements to enter the 3rd AKC Rally® National Championship, being held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 18, 2016!"
o Warrenton Kennel Club | 2015-09-26 | Rally Advanced B | 93.0 | 5
o Capital Dog Training Club of Washington, D.C., Inc. | 2015-10-02 | Rally Advanced B | 98.0 | 2
o Capital Dog Training Club of Washington, D.C., Inc. | 2015-10-02 | Rally Advanced B | 96.0 | 4
In 2015 TAGALONG had a great year:
• Savoy and Sabato had one last agility trial day for the year on Saturday, December 5 and Savoy earned her Agility Fast Novice title in 2nd place and also earned some nice points in her qulifying Excellent Masters Standard run. Sabato earned his first Novice Jumpers leg too in first place. Savoy is now CH TAGALONG'S HIGH TEA FOR TWO CD RA AX AXJ NF CGC WWD SROM.
• Sabato earned his 3rd Novice B Obedience leg with a first place rossette on Saturday, November 21 at the Rock Creek Kennel Club Obeidence Trial. He will soon be CH TAGALONG'S ROMAN HOLIDAY BN CD RE CGC AWD.
• Savoy is now CH TAGALONG'S HIGH TEA FOR TWO CD RA AX AXJ CGC WWD SROM after earning her RA on October 2 in two weekends and three shows with scores of 94, 96 and 98 with final 4th and 2nd place finishes. Savoy just loves to work.
• Antonio, TAGALONG'S SUPER MIDAS TOUCH, earned his Junior Water Certificate on Saturday September, 19, 2015 at seven months of age at the DelMarVa PWD Club water trial.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG'S ROMAN HOLIDAY BN RE CGC AWD, qualified for second place in his Novice Standard Agility run at the PWDCA National Specialty in Frankenmuth, MI on Wednesday, August 5th. We have been working hard for this Q and hope it will be the first of many.
• Sabato, CH TAGALONG'S ROMAN HOLIDAY BN RA CGC AWD, had fun the last weekend of May with two Rally Excellent third place runs with scores of 96 and 90, and as the only PWD entry in breed getting both his New Title for RE and BOB rosettes. He competed in Owner Handler and regular group too at Shawnee Kennel Club shows. He can do it all with great enthusiasm.
• Stella, GCH TAGALONG’S STELLA MARIS COMPASS ROSE, owned by Bill and Vicki Varr takes BOB at St. Hubert Kennel Club in a very competitive field on May 8th handled by Laura Keifer.
• Galley now known as "Rally Galley" earned her Rally Novice title handled by owner Cindy Miner at the Oriole Dog Training Club Rally trial in May and will be CH TAGALONG'S STARRY NIGHT BN RN CGC.
• CH TAGALONG'S HIGH TEA FOR TWO CD RN AX CGC WWD SROM - "Savoy" earned her AXJ (excellent agility jumpers) title with a second place qualifying run on Saturday, May 4th.
• TAGALONG'S STARRY NIGHT BN CGC " Galieo -Galley" earned her third major and Ch with all points from the BBE class on March 14th at the Celtic Classic. So much fun to show her. Thanks Cindy Miner for your co-ownership and sharing Galley for conformation with me.
• CH TAGALONG'S STAR SON OF SAND SAILOR " Bernardo" and owner John Neely earned their RN title with a 1st place finish at the Celtic Classic on March 13th.
• TAGALONG'S STAR SON OF SAND SAILOR is a new Champion. He earned his first 11 points and one major from the BBE class, and final points and second major from the Open class on 2/1 at the Boardwalk Kennel Club expertly handled by professional handler Ernesto Lara for two weekends of shows.
In 2014 we have a few brags to share:
• TAGALONG'S HOLIDAY WONDER GIRL "Maji" and owner Judy Allen began competing in Agility and have earned their Novice Jumpers title and two Novice Standard legs. This is a great accomplishment for their first time competing. They are fortunate to train at Bon-Clyde.
• TAGALONG'S STARRY NIGHT CGC "Galley" and owner Cindy Miner earned Galley's Obedience Beginner Novice title from the Beginner Novice A class with two first place and fourth place finishes. They have been working since Galley was a pup in a number of classes and it is paying off.
• TAGALONG'S STARRY NIGHT CGC "Galley" also earned two Rally Novice legs with placements working with Cindy and should get that third leg early in 2015.
• TAGALONG'S STARRY NIGHT CGC "Galley" had a big win with me at the DelMarVa Supported entry as we went Best of Winners for a Major win at our Supported entry in November. Galley earned two majors and a total of 13 points in 2014 all out f the Bred By Exhibitor class. We will work to finish her Championship in 2015. Galley has beauty and brains.
• TAGALONG'S STAR SON OF SAND SAILOR "Bernardo" earned 11 points out of the Bred By Exhibitor class including one four point major in 2014.
• CH TAGALONG'S ROMAN HOLIDAY BN RN AWD CGC "Sabato" earned his Rally Advanced title and one Rally Excellent leg in 2014. He is training for agility and Novice obedience and water too.
• BIG BIG NEWS was GCH CH TAGALONG'S STELLA MARIS' COMPASS ROSE winning her coveted Award of Merit win at the 2014 PWDCA National Specialty. Great handling by Laura Kiefer. Stella has devoted owners, trainers and groomers Vicki Morro and Bill Varr. She is known as our stunning Stella.
• TAGALONG's foundation CH AVIATOR'S PEANUT GALLERY CD RA OA NAJ CGC CWD SROM "Siena" competed in the Veterans Class as a ten year old at the National Specialty and the Veteran's Parade; as well as Veterans classes and the Veteran Agility run. I am fortunate to have Siena from Lorna Coloccia and Gale Kostas as my foundation for TAGALONG.
I was honored in 2013 to be a Qualifier for the PWDCA Outstanding Breeder Achievment Award. In order for a breeder to be eligible for the Outstanding Breeder Achievement Award in any given year, there must be at least one title earned during that year in each of the following categories. These titles may be earned by different dogs.
- One conformation title, and
- One water title, and
- One title from either Obedience, Tracking, Rally, or Agility.
While many of our owners will never compete in any of these areas and trully desire a companion pet, I feel it is very important as a breeder to work with Portuguese Water Dogs and observe how they function in multiple venues. What is their aptitude for learning and how well do they perform under stress? Do they have the proper conformation to win in the show ring, to perform in agiity or jump off a boat? In order to answer these questions and continue to promote the Portuguese Water Dog and its working heritage it is important to me and TagAlong to breed dogs that can excel in multiple venues. To achieve these titles owners and handlers spend many hours training, conditioning and competing with their dogs. I love spending time with my dogs and training them and competing. I will only breed on occassion and match pedigrees for my breeding program with the goal of always producing a better dog.
We are proud of all of our TagAlong PWDs and love to brag about their special accomplishments.