OTCH Taygold's Stormy Breeze - "Bree"
Bree gets 3 High In Trials (HIT) while getting her Campanion Dog Excellent (CDX) title in 3 straight trials. She now has her Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) and has obtained 4 High In Trials (HIT) in 2020 with an average score of 196.2.
Owned by Brian Williams
#1 and #2 Obedience Dogs In Canada All Breeds in 2014
GMOTCH Taygold's Brawlroom Dancer WCI, AM CDX RN -"Fracas"
Fracas made the Top Ten in Obedience 7 times between 2010 and 2017, had 132 HIT's, two scores of 200, won the HIT of HIT's in 2012 and the HIT at the GRCC National in 2010.
GMOTCH Taygold's Gyro Scope it Out WC - "Gyro"
Gyro made the Top Ten in Obedience 6 times between 2013 and 2018.
Owned by Ellie Beals and Dave Skinner
Article from CKC Newsletter 2015 January:
Looking back, 2014 was definitely a year of firsts…and seconds for these top-notch Obedience competitors who split their time between urban Ottawa and rural Quebec. Incredibly, 18-year CKC member Ellie Beals and husband David Skinner have completed the year as number one and number two respectively for our overall All Breed Obedience rankings.
Along with their Golden Retrievers Taygold’s Brawlroom Dancer (Fracas) and Taygold’s Gyro Scope It Out (Gyro), Ellie and David are enjoying what may be the rarest of achievements for Obedience competitors in Canada, and perhaps anywhere in the world.
It was 1998 when the couple first decided to try their hands at competitive Obedience training. Fast-forward to 2014, and Ellie and David enjoyed a year full of excitement and fun in which they achieved the objectives they had set for themselves, and much, much more. Initially they had hoped to have David and Gyro win their GMOTCh, while carefully working to ensure that Gyro and Fracas did not fall prey to competition fatigue.
Anyone looking at the statistics for Obedience rankings in recent years would not be surprised by the dogs’ impressive 2014 results, as Fracas (born 2007) and Gyro (born 2010) have been steadily climbing up the rankings year after year. Both dogs are also multi-year competitors in the HIT of HITs, with Fracas taking the first place prize as overall competitor in 2012 and first in the utility class in 2014.
“Our placements in the national obedience rankings at year-end are particularly gratifying because achieving top places in the Obedience Top 10 was not an objective, but instead has been a by-product of successfully meeting our real objectives,” said Ellie. She added, “while we enjoy competing, we don’t allow it to deprive either our dogs or us, of time in which we enjoy the fields, woods and water around our log cabin in Quebec.”
Now the happy couple is celebrating 35 years together and continuing to enjoy what has always been a feature of their marriage: working together happily and effectively on whatever project they choose to undertake. “Working with the dogs, coaching one another, and together coaching our small group of students has been far more fun and more meaningful than it would have been if either of us undertook these activities solo,” said Ellie.
Obviously the couple shares a winning attitude, a winning perspective and now an achievement that’s likely to endure for many, many years to come. Congratulations to Ellie, David, Fracas and Gyro.