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2014 NARC Callbacks

WELCOME to the Official Blog of the 2014 National Amateur, June 15-21 held this year in Roseburg, Oregon. This year's Blog is brought to you by the Retriever News and sponsored by Purina, Avery, Ainley, Rammin' Retrievers, Mountaintop Custom Kennels and YBS Media. We hope you enjoy these multi-daily updates and please come back often!

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2014 NARC Test Descriptions

Tests 1 & 2

Test 3

Test 4

Test 5

Test 6

Test 7

Test 8

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Friday, June 13, 2014

More To Come....

Tomorrow will greet the day with a half a days training as the Handlers have an informational meeting on the National events to come during the coming week.


Saturday, June 14, 2014
8:00 am – NARC Officers, Windmill Inn
Merchandise Available – Windmill Inn
11:00 am – Field Trial Committee and Judges, Windmill Inn
2:00 pm – Retriever Advisory Committee – Fairground Complex
3:00 pm – General Meeting – Fairground Complex
4:00 pm – All other Committee Meetings – Fairground Complex

Bitch Check – Immediately following the General Meeting at the Fairgrounds.

Conformation Certificate: Fred Kampo has arranged for a conformation review of dogs, for those who desire such. It will also be on June 14, same area and time as the bitch check. There will be a fifteen dollar charge.

Cocktail Party: Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 6:30 pm 2014 Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex, 2110 S.W. Frear Street, Roseburg, OR. Cocktail attire for the ladies and jackets for the gentlemen.

Double Header Party: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:30 pm. Contact Robin Gulvin for cost time and location.

Workers Party: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:30 pm
                                   Splitz Bar & Grill (Bowling Alley)
                                   2400 NE Diamond Lake Blvd
                                   Roseburg, OR

Food: Will be on the grounds Sunday June 15 through Saturday June 21, 2014.

Scratch Policy: Entry Fees will be refunded in full for a bitch coming into season prior to and during the trial. A full refund will be given for a sick or injured dog with a veterinarian certificate. The Field Trial Committee must approve extenuating circumstances before a refund will be given.


Windmill Inn Of Roseburg
1450 NW Mulholland Drive
Roseburg, OR 97470 

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What Are They Doing Today?????

Traditionally speaking the first series of many National Retriever Championships will begin with a double marking test & blind. Therefore, many of the groups were training on this concept.

Duck Land, Utopia Retrievers

Flyers anyone? The last ten days have been full of fabulous LIVE FLYERS to dilute the retrievers excitement & potential "naughtiness"

A true skill to make these birds fly long & strong as one gunner, John Russell chooses to bring these birds to the ground in a gentlemens fashion armed with a 28 gauge shotgun.


Its A Rap.....

As the last dog was being run I pulled in to greet this cheerful training group. The roster is impressive with Coaches, Dave Rorem, Bill Eckett, & Wayne Curtis. The Amateurs are no slouches in their accomplishments either, they include, Randy Spangler, Bill Barstow, Carl Ruffalo
Louie Churack, Laura Parrot, Lauren Hayes, Loren Morehouse, Bob Hanssen, Chuck Schweikert, Bob Hayden, David Colwell, Mike Enmon, & Kaye Fuller.

Locked & Unloaded after a long day of training, Lauren Hayes, & Loren Morehouse carry in equiptment from the field.

A colorful group with Kaye Fuller & her Golden Retriever, Flash adding some style to this mix.


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Ahhhh A Sigh Of Relief...

Never seen Portable Jon's with such cute names.


Line 'em Up.....

Amateurs' are aimming to point their retrievers straight!

Rett Sage & Zink

Ed Krueger & Cheff

Mike Boley & Chili



Put Me In Coach....,

Danny Farmer gives instruction for the best strategy to perform the blind.

Shhhh..... Tubby is resting while Martha watches Ed perform the Blind.

Ed giving Holland a cast near the diversion.


A Pocket Full Of Daisies.....

After traveling on what seemed to be a two mile long driveway, daisies appear. Here on Gary & Sheri Zellner's property Coach, Danny Farmer and his crew consisting of Amateurs; Ed Aycock, John & Martha Russell, Mike Boley, Sylvia McClure, Laurie Junewick, Ed Krueger, Rett Sage, George Francis,& Jack Schaaf "the worlds greatest blind planter"are about to perform a blind. 

Puppy exposure


A Farming Community.....

As the road is winding thru the foothills of this mountain range, gorgeous pastures emerge. Sparcley sprinkled among the hills are vegetable & fruit farms. As the miles rack up a vineyard will appear, a rich & lavish landscape indeed.


Time Zone Reminder

A quick reminder to all of our Blog readership and followers...We are here on location in Roseburg, Oregon, which is in the Pacific Time Zone. Please note that all posts will be marked in the Pacific Standard Time (PST). 
(ex. If the days events begin at 7am here....that will be 8am in MST, 9am in CST and 10am in EST!)

(The time zone difference is 1 hour behind Mountain Standard Time MST, 2 hours behind Central Standard Time CST, and 3 hours behind Eastern Standard Time EST)



A Dog Friendly Community.....

While driving to the next training site I encounted a quaint little town. Here I noticed citizens taking the pooches for a stroll in the light drizzle.

Getting Coffee

Dog Walker


Training For The 2014 NARC

On this dewy, overcast morning I'm visiting the larger of the training groups to include "Coaches" Alan & Gwen Pleasant, Al Arthur, Jerry & Jane Patopea, & Paul Sletten. The Amateurs buzzing in & out of the field are; Chris Hatch, Linda Harger, Alvin Hatcher, 2014 NARC TEST DOG Marilyn Dalheim, Don Graves, Brett Crow, Ken Neil, Anne Marshall, Sammie Thompson, Mike Crow, Northrup Larson, David Zalunardo, Dan Hurst, just to name a few.

Everyone chipping in to survey the field for hazards.

The Test

Test Dog to the line.

The Blind.

Lots Of Flyers!!!!


Preparation Is In Order.....

Professional Trainers referred to as "the coaches" in this instance where the Owners or Handlers known as "the Amateur" are competing against other Amateur Handlers from across the country. The coaches & Amateurs are organized into Pre-National Training Groups. These groups were assigned training areas surrounding the event sight by local Professional Retriever Trainers Jerry & Jane Patopea. 

Thanks to the generosity of area Professionals & Amateurs, Jerry & Jane Patopea, John & Amie Henninger, Gary & Sheri Zellner, Dianne & Alex Morley, Dan & Keely Morin, & Jack & Florence Vollstedt these groups have been able to acclimate their competing retrievers to the wet, moist climate, vegetation, & most of all this hilly terrain. 

Quote Of The Day: "It's just a double & a blind." How many of us have uttered those words before coming to the line?

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I've Found Nirvana.....

It's about time someone came up with this idea!


Gearing Up......

Today the team will be organizing our gear and performing various duties in order to prepare for the start of the National Amateur Retriever Championship on June 15, 2014. While out and about we will visit some of the Pre-National training groups. Wish us LUCK we don't get lost in this mountainous terrain!

Mt. Hood


2014 NARC Catalog

2014 NARC
Running Order

1. Blackwater Chesbay Tanner (Tanner), CM, Tim Carrion
2. Joy Comes With The Morning (Joy), LF, Bobby Smith
3. FC Topbrass No Time To Paws SH (Flash), GM, Kaye Fuller
4. FC-AFC Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog (Bam), LF, Sarah Love
5. AFC Shadowpines Chabasco (Storm), LM, Bob Byrum
6. FC-AFC Landover Goldendaze Yukon (Yukon), LM, Chuck Schweikert
7. FC-AFC Bob And Ed’s Excellent Adventure (Chef), LM, Ed Krueger
8. The Sunday Swimmer (Wyatt), GM, Jeffrey Bandel
9. FC-AFC Yakity’s Shake Rattle ‘N’ Roll (Comet), CF, Linda Harger
10. FC-AFC Hoot N Holler (Hoot), LM, Mark Medford
11. FC-AFC Coolwater’s Knockout (Punch), LM, Alexandra Washburn
12. FC-AFC Candlewood’s Skyrocket (Sky), LF, Tommy Parrish
13. FC-AFC Andi’s Black Magic (Andi), LF, Don Grenseman
14. FC-AFC Lake Countrys Cold Cash (Cash), LM, Alvin Hatcher
15. Fireweed’s Poison Ivy (Ivy), CF, Brett Crow
16. AFC Marshwind’s Black Magik (Kate), LF, Marion Carey
17. FC Dottie Ray’s League Of Her Own (Dottie), LF, Andrew Kahn
18. AFC Rockliffs Justdoit (Nike), LM, Paul Foster
19. FC Mulligan Off The Rainy “T” (Mully), LM, Randy Spangler
20. Parriette’s Abby Gale (Abby), LF, David Zalunardo
21. FC-AFC Un Petit Peu Canaille (Canaille), LF, Lee Jolley
22. Stoned Blue (Stoney), LM, Mike Crow
23. AFC Spirit Of Denali-Genet (Genet), LF, Bill Barstow
24. FC-AFC KPR’s Wet Willie (Willie), LM, Jim Pickering
25. AFC Fargo’s Texas Lexus (Lexie), LF, Wayne Stupka
26. AFC Cool Fuel (Nitro), LM, Chris Hatch
27. FC-AFC Windy City’s Mighty Mouse (Mickey), LM, Charles Hines
28. FC-AFC Dominator’s High Spade (Ace), LM, Mark Medford
29. FC-AFC Hockley Creek’s Big Hitter (Manny), LM, Robby Bickley
30. Atta Boy Blue (Blue), LM, Loren Morehouse
31. FC-AFC Ruff Rivers Oasis On The Plains (Colby), LF, N. P. Larson
32. Kickapoo’s Black Gold (Isaac), LM, Michael Enmon
33. FC-AFC Bayou Teche Eye On The Ball (Slider), LM, Lauren Hays
34. FC-AFC Pinehurst’s All That Jazz (Jazz), LF, Laura Parrott
35. AFC Biggun’s Wild Rose Warrior MH (Rosie), LF, Alice Woodyard
36. AFC RMR’s I Have A Dream (Marti), LF, Joel Harris
37. AFC Fishhook Megan (Meg), LF, Eloy Garcia, Jr.
38. FC-AFC Gunstock’s Topshelf Snap Decision (Snapper), LM, Charlie Hays
39. Barton Creeks Sharp Shooter (Blaser), LM, Tom Barrale
40. FC-AFC Calculated Risk (Chance), LM, Bruce Hall
41. FC-AFC Candlewood Goldendaze Maggie (Maggie), LF, Chuck Schweikert
42. FC-AFC Robbers’ Stray Bullet (Bullet), LM, Dan Hurst
43. FC-AFC Ragin Eye Of The Storm (Cane), LM, John Thomas
44. FC-AFC The Bear XVII (Yogi), LM, Louie Churack
45. FC-AFC Tequilla’s Hot Tamale (Mollie), LF, Mark Medford
46. FC AFC Son Of A Preacher Man (Billy Ray), LM, Duncan Christie
47. FC-AFC Valtor’s Hayseed Kid (Kid), LM, Breck Howard
48. Wetlands Maggie P.I. (Agge), LF, T J Lindbloom
49. FC-AFC Lubys And Whitewaters Pirate’s Jewel (Jewel), LF, Jeff Schuett
50. FC-AFC Candlewoods Life Is A Highway (Freeway), LM, John Stracka
51. FC Shooter’s Super Chief (Buddy), LM, Anne Marshall
52. FC-AFC Tucquan’s Ode To Sweetness JH (Payton), LM, Samantha Thompson
53. AFC Flyway’s Long Tall Sally (Sally), LF, Don Graves
54. Stoney Knolls Outlaw (Josie), LF, George Francis
55. FC-AFC Citori’s No Holds Barred (Free), LF, Michael Moore
56. FC-AFC Rebel Ridge Cosmic Rise ‘N Fall (Tide), LM, Lyn Yelton
57. AFC Brookdale Ebonstar Spice (Curry), LF, Judy Powers
58. FC-AFC Lil Chin Music (Lil), LF, Charlene Koeth
59. AFC Good Idea’s Second Wind (Vapor), LF, Ken Neil
60. FC-AFC Tru’s Little Cruiser (Cruise), LM, Paula Elmes
61. FC-AFC-CFC-CAFC Upon The Wings Of An Answered Prayer (Ammo), LF, William Petrovish
62. FC-AFC Seaside’s Kingfish (King), LM, Mark Medford
63. See Jane Run For Blue (Jane), LF, Tommy Parrish
64. FC Ebb Tide’s Ode To Irish Soul (Otis), LM, Kirk Lillebo
65. AFC Holland Cliffs Tropical Storm (Joe), LM, Alvin Hatcher
66. FC-AFC Suncrest Quinoa (Keno), LM, Arnold Erwin
67. AFC Midnight Shooter III (Shooter), LM, Pat Nicholls
68. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy), LF, Andrew Kahn
69. FC-AFC Nebo’s Grandma Ruby (Ruby), LF, Al Wilson
70. FC-AFC Tiger Mountain’s Hokulele (Hoke), LM, Don Bovers
71. FC-AFC Watermark’s BB Standing Ovation (Bravo), LM, Bob Hanssen
72. Merry Christmas VII (Missy), LF, Steve Graafstra
73. FC-AFC Ace On The River III (Ace), LM, Peter Ketola
74. McKinley First Ascender-Hudson (Hudson), LM, Bill Barstow
75. FC-AFC Candlewood Goldendaze Louie (Louie), LM, Chuck Schweikert
76. FC-AFC Bluenorth’s Rock Hard Ten MH (Ten), LM, Barb Radtke
77. Nightwinds Desert Deacon MH (Mel), LM, Alan Madsen
78. FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber (Saber), LM, Chris Hatch
79. CAFC Jazztime Bluegoose’s Ruger (Ruger), LM, Anna Calvert
80. FC-AFC Fresh Squeezed Juice (Juice), LM, Mark Medford
81. FC-AFC Wolf Creek CR Skeeter (Skeeter), LM, Robby Bickley
82. FC-AFC Hardscrabbles Powder My Buns (Pow), LM, Benjy Griffith
83. FC-AFC Hilltop’s High Society (Gracie), LF, Sylvia McClure
84. FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble (Ali), LM, Bobby Lane
85. FC-AFC B Bumble (Stinger), LM, Fred Kampo
86. FC-AFC Great Bunns Of Fire (Jerry Lee), LF, Lynne DuBose
87. Lucyana’s Go Fargo (GoFar), LM, Laura Parrott
88. FC-AFC Aksarben’s Black Skyy (Skyy), LM, Alice Woodyard
89. FC-AFC Calumet’s Hot Texas Soup (Chili), LM, Mike Boley
90. FC-AFC Watermark’s Shadow Dancer (Dancer), LF, Yvonne Hayes
91. FC-AFC Go Margo (Margo), LF, Mel Milton
92. FC-AFC Keeno’s Gizmo (Gizmo), LM, Bruce Hall
93. FC-AFC Big Alfonse Capone Of Mo-Kan (Al), LM, Bob Hayden
94. FC-AFC Pattons Blazen Abby MH (Abby), LF, Dan Hurst
95. Snake Charmer III (Deacon), LM, David Colwell
96. AFC World Famous Emasculator-Shemale (Nora), LF, Louie Churack
97. FC-AFC Trulines Walla Walla Sweet (Pink), LF, Mark Medford
98. FC-AFC Texas Troubador (Tubb), LM, Martha Russell
99. Creole’s Loup-Garou MH (Spook), LF, Ida Richards
100. FC-AFC Indian Height’s Get Away (George), LM, Carl Ruffalo
101. FC-AFC Trumarc’s Hollandaise (Holland), LM, Ed Aycock
102. FC-AFC Mercy Mercy Mercy Me (Mercy), LF, John Stracka
103. Elmingo’s Little Man (Zink), LM, Rett Sage
104. FC-AFC Punch Punch (Punch), LM, Chad O'Brien