AXL GOES BOB AND GROUP 1 FROM THE CLASSES TO EARN HIS BREED CHAMPIONSHIP AND ENTRY INTO THE GRCA DUAL DOG HALL OF FAME
July 12-14, 2018
Axl took a 5-point major after going Winners Dog, Best of Breed and Group 1 from the Open class on Thursday at the Boca Raton Dog Club Show in West Palm Beach. This earned him 5 Show Dog Hall of Fame points. He followed that up on Friday by taking Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 3-point major and his Breed Championship. We could not have done this without CHATHAM NAPOLI, who groomed him and showed him to perfection for both majors. She showed Axl for the first time 2 weeks ago and they are magic together. She is our RockStar. He is already a Master Hunter having earned that title at the age of 3. As a result of earning his Breed Championship and Master Hunter title, he will join his father Jagger as a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America Dual Dog Hall of Fame. We could not be happier and prouder of Axl and his accomplishments. Our thanks to handlers Janice Granda, Mark Desrosier and Rebecca Bradley who got Axl’s earlier points; and to Jill Volsch at Morningside Retrievers for all her help with Axl’s field training. Thanks also to the litter evaluators Deb Stoll and Marcia Schlehr who picked Axl. And finally, our greatest gratitude goes to Nancy and Ralph Chapman for breeding Skye to Jagger and producing Axl. We wish Nancy could have lived to see Axl achieve this honor. She would have been so proud. It’s been a long road with an incredibly happy ending.
JOURNEY IS A NEW CHAMPION!!
Just 4 months after earning his Senior Hunter title, Journey took his second 4 point major today in Tampa to finish his Breed Championship. He was a major Reserve Winner yesterday. Our eternal gratitude to Aaron Wilkerson and Janice Granda for their expert grooming and handling of Journey; to Jill Volsch for all her training and help in the field; and to Joyce and Alan Potoff for breeding Gracie to Jagger and giving us Journey. His accomplishments at just over two and a half years old have exceeded our greatest expectations. Now its back to the field in hopes of his Master Hunter title, and lots of down time in the pool for the summer.
JOURNEY WINS AT GREATER FORT MYERS DOG CLUB
Journey got his second Best of Winners win today, his first weekend back on the show circuit after earning his Senior Hunter title last weekend. He turned 2 in December.
JOURNEY WINS AT ALAMANCE KENNEL CLUB SHOW, RALEIGH NC
Journey went Winners Dog for a 4 point Major at the Alamance Kennel Club show in Raleigh North Carolina on Thursday. Thanks so much to Aaron Wilkerson and Janice Granda for their expert handling and grooming.
JOURNEY IS A SENIOR HUNTER
Journey is a SENIOR HUNTER!!! He passed 4 in a row out of his first 5 tests to get his title today just 2 weeks after going WD/BOW in the show ring. Journey’s title just qualified his dad Jagger to become a GRCA Outstanding Sire. Journey goes back on the show circuit next week. We are over the moon for both Journey and Jagger.
AXL PERFORMS AT THE GRCA NATIONAL
Axl had a great National. He placed 1st in the Master Hunter Gun Dog Class, and 2nd in a competitive Open class of 47 dogs. These are his win pics. We are so proud of him. Thanks to Adam Peterson and Rob Bedford for their expert handling of Axl.
AXL CAPTURES THE ORLANDO CLUSTER
Axl was Winners Dog all three days at the Orlando Cluster and one day at the Tampa Shows. Our thanks to Janice Granda for showing Axl so beautifully and putting up with his antics in the ring.
ZEVON GOES 2 FOR 2 AT HIS FIRST SENIOR HUNTER TESTS
Zevon earned two legs toward his Senior Hunter title at the Tallahassee Hunting Retriever Club and Wiregrass Hunting Retriever Club single days tests, both held in Georgia. He is a wonder to watch in the field and he gives his dad Ozzy plenty to be proud of.
JOURNEY GOES 2 FOR 2 AT HIS FIRST JUNIOR HUNTER TESTS
Journey earned two legs toward his Junior Hunter title at the Tallahassee Hunting Retriever Club and Wiregrass Hunting Retriever Club single day tests, both held in Georgia. He looks just like his dad Jagger in the field. Brings back happy memories.
AXL KEEPS ON KEEPIN’ ON
October 1st, 2014
Axl earned his HRC Upland Hunting title at the Northeast Florida Hunting Retriever Club in St. Augustine, FL .He did this with no formal upland training, but on the strength of his work at pheasant tower shoots over the past year.
AXL IS A MASTER HUNTER!!!
At just three years old, Axl got his fifth Master Hunter pass at the Lower Alabama Hunting Retriever Club in Foley, Alabama to earn his Master Hunter title.
OZZY QUALIFIES FOR THE MASTER NATIONAL FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW!!!!
Ozzy has qualified for the Master National every year since he was two.
OZZY WINS RESERVE JAM AT THE QUAL AT THE NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL IN HENRIETTA TEXAS!!!!!!!!
October 20th- 30th, 2013
Ozzy is now a two star golden after a spectacular run in four series at the Qualifying stake at the Golden National Field Trial. He and Mike one whistled the land blind and three whistled the water blind to take fifth place over 30 other dogs in the stake. We are so proud of this little boy with a huge heart. He is our first field starred golden and he is not yet four years old!!
ROCKSTAR GOLDENS ROCK AT THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER NATIONAL IN WICHITA FALLS TEXAS
October 20th- 30th, 2013
Jagger won the Hunting Retriever Class which gained him entry into the Best of Breed ring. At ten years old, Jagger got to run around the big ring one more time to remember the good old days. (He hated the good old days).
Axl made the final cut in the 12-18 class which whittled the field from about 20 dogs down to 8. While he didn’t ultimately place, this was his first time in the show ring with handler Pam Desrosier and he actually behaved himself for the approximately fifteen minutes he was in the ring –well, kinda. He also got his first rally pass at the National.
A STAR IS BORN: AXL
June 10th, 2012
Jagger's son Axl is born in Michigan. We named him after Axl Rose. We should have listened to people when they told us to be careful what we name him. His registered name is Autumn Grove RockStar Appetite for Destruction. What were we thinking? Turns out they were right.
OZZY IS A MASTER HUNTER AT 2 YEARS,
5 MONTHS !!!!
May 27th, 2012
Ozzy passed his fifth test out of seven starts, owner handled, to earn his Master Hunter title in Chardon Ohio on May 27th at the ripe old age of 2 years, 5 months. Our enduring gratitude to Jill Volsch who trained Ozzy and to Eddie Rodriguez who helped tune him up in anticipation of his quest for the title. Ozzy and Mike would have pulled it off in five out of five tests but for some shared missteps on both their parts. We could not be more proud of this little boy who has made his breeder Glenn Crawford a very happy man and who has lived up to his pedigree showing a golden can be beautiful both in the field and out.
JAGGER EARNS ENTRY INTO THE GRCA
DUAL DOG HALL OF FAME
The Dual Dog Hall of Fame honors those Golden Retrievers who have earned both a Conformation Breed Championship and either a Field Trial placement or Master Hunter title. By earning his Master Hunter title in November, 2011 and having earned his Breed Championshp in 2009, Jagger became only the 29th Golden Retriever in breed history to achieve both those titles. We are so proud of Jagger who has never failed to do everything we have ever asked of him and then some. What a special dog. Our thanks to Janice Granda, Pam and Mark Desrosier and Vincent Zuniaga for their exceptional handling of Jagger in the conformation ring, and to Nancy Clinchy who started us on our hunt test adventure so many years ago.
OZZY AND AXL BOTH EARN TRIATHLONS AT THE GRCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY!!!!!
November 6th, 2014
It was a great National for Jagger's sons Ozzy & Axl! They started with Master passes (Ozzy's 20th and Axl's first at his first Master test) then added WCX passes as well. This kicked off their triathlon quest.
THE 2014 GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB NATIONAL SPECIALTY
October 30th, 2014
Axl won his class of 10 in Senior Hunter Gun Dog Sweepstakes at the Golden Retriever Club National Specialty in Asheville, North Carolina. Thanks to Mark Desrosier for showing him and putting up with me, and thanks to judge Cindy Williamson for liking Axl. We sure do.
A NEW STAR IS BORN: ZEVON
September 10th, 2014
Ozzy’s son Zevon is born in Palm Beach. We named him after Warren Zevon whose biggest hit was Werewolves of London. His registered name is Blazinlake Rockstar Disorder in the House. Just like his uncle Axl (Appetite for Destruction), we should have been more careful what we named him. We expect big things from this little boy, but for right now, we’ll just be happy when he stops chewing up everything in our house
A NEW STAR IS BORN: JOURNEY
October 5th, 2015
Jagger’s son Journey is born in Michigan. We named him after the rockband Journey, but also because his father Jagger had taken us on a journey for the year before Journey was born. His registered name is Autumn Grove RockStar Any Way You Want It. He is one of the smartest puppies we have owned, and we are hoping for big things from this little boy.
AXL EARNS HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE TRIATHLON AT THE 2015 GRCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY
Axl won the Hunting Retriever Class, earned a Master Hunter pass and qualified in rally advanced and beginner novice (his title) to earn his second consecutive triathlon at the National Specialty in Wilmington, Ohio
ZEVON EARNS HIS JUNIOR HUNTER AND STARTED HUNTING RETRIEVER TITLES