GSA Ireland extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Richard James from the German Shepherd Dog League of Great Britain - a fellow competitor, judge and founder member of White Rose Schutzhund Club, who has passed away. A pioneer of dogsport in the UK, he will be sadly missed.
GSA Ireland would like to announce that the Irish National IPO Championship winner's trophy for 2015 has been dedicated to Richard's memory.
Results of the WUSV Universal Sieger competition in Italy are now online, see here for full results.
Congratulations to Austria for taking the Sieger, Siegerin and Team titles!
GSA Ireland congratulates members Sinead O'Connor and her dog Legend vom Alten Kanal and Peter McKenna and his dog Alphachica vom Murakamie, of OG Thomond, who took part in the GSDCA IPO National Championships in Missouri.
Sinead and Legend scored 86/85/93 - 264 in IPO3 and Peter and Alphachica scored 92/81/90 - 263 in IPO2.
GSA Ireland congratulates members Clare Higgins and her dog Eilenburg Joel and Pat Hedderman and his dog Wolfhaus Kinga, both of OG Thomond, for their performances at the first qualifier for the GSDL WUSV GB team selection trial, at Severnside Sports Dog Club on April 18/19 2015. Pat and Kinga won the trial with a score of 97/92/90 - 279. Clare and Joel scored 92/76/91 - 259 to finish sixth.
Judge was Henriette Bohnstedt.
Full results here
The Ulster Landesgruppe held a successful LG Show under SV judge Harald Hohmann (Kennel Melancthon) on Sunday 12th April 2015.
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WORKING MALE/LG SIEGER: Murray's Granitt vom Osterberger Tal V1
WORKING FEMALE/LG SIEGERIN: Hill's Weika vom Thorner Insel V1
OG Templepatrick held a successful club IPO trial at club grounds on Saturday April 11th 2015
Judge: Harald Hohmann (SV)
Helper: Martin McMenamin (OG Templepatrick)
Tracklayer: Jim Caldwell (OG Waterside)
READ ON FOR FULL RESULTS
OG Waterside recently held a sucessful club IPO Trial under judge Toine Jonkers (VDH/SV) on November 6th and 7th 2015.
Trial winner was Sinead O'Connor and Legend vom Alten Kanal.
Thanks to all who participated in and supported this event, which was sponsored by Josera Ireland.
Please read on for full results.
The entry form for the club trial at OG Templepatrick on Saturday December 5 is now online
Judge: Fintan Lalor (GSA Ireland/SV)
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GSA Ireland congratulates Pat Hedderman and Wolfhaus Kinga and team captain Fintan Lalor, of OG Thomond, who represented Ireland at the WUSV IPO World Championships in Lahti, Finland, from September 23-27 2015.
Tracking (Josef Schallegruber): Friday September 25 at 10.00 - 60 points
Obedience (Gunther Diegel): Sunday September 27 at 12.58 - 87 points
Protection (Josef Vonarburg): Saturday September 26 at 08.12 - 87 points
Congratulations to winner Debra Zappia (USA) with Iron von den Wolfen and team place winners Germany and to the organising committee in Finland for a fantastic event.
Thanks also to Arja Seppala, Team Ireland's host in Finland, for all her assistance and to Karanberg for tracksuit sponsorship.
Full results here
Pictures here, more to follow
Read about the 2014 event here