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Gunner – making one home a little happier!

A little note of thanks from a satisfied HVK customer! “Just wanted to give you an update on the world’s most wonderful dog.  He’s been with us almost a year now.  He is the smartest animal I have ever been … more>

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Congratulations to Adler vom Kanone & Brenda Herle on earning their BH!

Adler vom Kanon – earn BHAdler vom Kanon aka Nikko is Brenda’s first schutzhund dog.  Interested in a schutzhund prospect Brenda purchased a Berlin and Casha puppy.  Nikko is excelling in all three phases of schutzhund training.  Happy Valley Kennel would like to congratulate Brenda and Nikko on earning their BH.  What an accomplishment! We look forward to watching them earn their IPO titles in the future.

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Cliff vom Flutgraben & Kathy Green Earn High IPO 2

Kathy Green High IOP2Kathy Green and Cliff traveled to Atlanta to compete in the South Metro Atlanta’s winter WDA trail.  Kathy and Cliff not only earned their IPO 2 but also won High IPO 2.  Congratulations on your outstanding achievements!  

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Spring 2012 in Tennessee Bring First for Volunteer Schutzhund Club Members

2012 Volunteer Schutzhund Club MembersThe weekend of March 11-12 saw many firsts for several “young” Volunteer Schutzhund Club Members (VSC members).  Dr. Linda Holste earned her BH with Jabina Sergei, while Krista Wade and Danny von der Römerau and Carl Smith and Wolle vom Ebsdorfergrund also successfully passed their Begleithund.
Terri Lane and Tres V. Brookhaven not only earned their IPO 1 title they were also High IPO 1.Terri and Tres have worked hard and are very dedicated to the sport traveling numerous hours just to train.  Great job Tres and Terri.

Both Kathy Green handling Cliff vom Flutgraben and Tracy Farley handling Deuce V. Brookhaven earned their first IPO 3 titles.  Tracy, like Terri drives several hours just to train her dog.  Tracy’s dedication and hard work paid off as they earned their title.  Kathy and Cliff’s determination and persistence earned them the top honors of the trail as they placed High IPO 3, as well as, High in Trial.  Congratulations to Kathy and Cliff and to all the teams who competed!

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Nothing but Clear Blue Skies & High Scores

The weekend of October 7th – 9th, 2011 proved to be a perfect weekend for everyone who participated in the Tennessee Volunteer Schutzhund Club’s first DVG (Deutscher Verband Der Gebrauchshundsportvereine) trial.  DVG Judge Sandi Purdy did an excellent job of evaluating each handler and canine team.  Congratulations to all six dogs that participated and passed their BH (Begleithund or Companion Dog). 

• Kathy Green and her German Shepherd Cliff vom Flutgraben (purchased from Happy Valley Kennel) earned High Schutzhund 1 with scores of 97 in Tracking 88 in Obedience and a near perfect score of 99 in Protection.
• Damien Berry and his Belgian Malinois Shelby earned High Schutzhund 2 scoring 86-95-92
• Richard Scott and his German Shepherd “Brixi” scored 94-96-100 a perfect Protection rating. 

Richard and Brixi earned a qualifying score and will be competing at the DVG National Championship October 27th – 30th in the Washington, DC area.  We wish them well.

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Volunteer Schutzhund Club Spring Trial

The Volunteer Schutzhund Club will be hosting a German Shepherd Dog Club of America- Working Dog Association (GSDCA-WDA) trial in the early spring. 

Date to be announced.

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Perfect Score: 100pts. in Protection

Berlin vom Glucklich Tal2011 German Shepherd Dog Club of America – Working Dog Association National Championships
Krista Wade and her German Shepherd Berlin vom Glucklich Tal earned a perfect score of 100pts. making them High in Trial in Protection at the GSDCA-WDA National German Shepherd Dog Championships held in Franklin, TN in May 2011.  Berlin and Krista placed 6th overall. 

Their routines demonstrated extreme power and drive.  These desired genetic traits are expressed in the German Shepherd puppies Berlin is producing.  This team is a true representation of the quality of training at Happy Valley Kennel.

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Bobo & Carl Retain Their Title In 2011

Carl Smith and Bodo vom Flutgraben, National ChampionsCarl Smith and Bodo vom Flutgraben
2011 GSDCA-WDA National Champions
Carl Smith and Bodo vom Flutgraben retain their National Champion title for the 2nd year in a row.  Bodo and Carl earned High in Trial Obedience and had the 2nd highest protection score with a score of 99pts.  Bodo’s overall performance was precise, powerful and consistent. These characteristics are showing up in the puppies he has produced.

Congratulations to Carl Smith and Bodo for a wonderful performance!

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Berlin and Krista Are Selected for USA Team

Berlin and Krista Earn a Position on the USA WUSV World Championship Team
As a result of all their hard work and dedication, Krista Wade and Berlin vom Glucklich Tal earn the right to become one of the select 6 teams to represent the United States at the 2010 WUSV German Shepherd World Championships in Sevilla, Spain. “It is an honor to be selected to represent the United States at the World Championships!” says Wade.  “It is the ultimate goal to compete against the Worlds best German Shepherd teams.  A dream come true!” exclaims Wade. 

She would not have had this opportunity had it not been for the many people who helped her achieve this life long goal.  Most importantly her family’s constant support and encouragement, equally important Carl Smith, who helps with more than the  protection training but the training program as a whole, the members of the Volunteer Schutzhund Club, as well as, T. Floyd. 

Congratulations again to Happy Valley Kennel’s super stars: Krista and Berlin.

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Selected For The USA WUSV World Championship Team

Krista Wade, Berlin, Carl Smith, Bob, USA TeamBobo and trainer Carl Smith earn a Position on the USA WUSV World Championship Team
2010 German Shepherd Dog Club of America – Working Dog Association National Championships held in Peoria, IL awarded Carl Smith and his imported German Shepherd Bodo vom Flutgraben the top honors of National Champions after their amazing performances.Bodo and Carl received the High in Trial in Obedience. 

Carl Smith and Bodo will be representing the United States at the WUSV World Championships in Sevilla, Spain. 

Two outstanding Tennessee German Shepherds and their handlers will participate in the WUSV World Championships.  Congratulations to you both!

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