- January 8th,9th and 10th, 2016 Northstar Working Group and St. Paul Kennel Club
Three days of shows at the beginning of the year. And what a start to the year. Phantom started with the Friday show, winning BOB and beating "Q" in the process. Payback for beating us at the NOHS Eukanuba show the month before. And to prove it was no fluke, Phantom won again on Saturday. "Q" did go breed on Sunday and Phantom took Select. I am thinking these two will be going head to head a lot this year. Winning on Saturday also meant that Phantom went to NOHS. Suzanne had a great time showing Phantom, it is always fun when you get big wins against a big entry.
- January 23rd and 24th, 2016, Central Iowa Kennel Club, Des Moines Iowa
Back in Iowa. Sure no one comes but us. But we always enjoy the show, even with distractions. Phantom won Breed both day and got a NOHS Group 3 to keep things going for the year. The real news was the debut of little Tangle. Her first show and she loved being in the show ring. She is going to be a real force in the ring. Suzanne showed her in the Puppy class on Sunday as the show was having Puppy competition. Tangle won he class, going winners and even Best Opposite (OK she was the only girl). She also did well in the puppy group, winning a Group 3.
- February 20th and 21st, Cyclone County Kennel Club, Des Moines Iowa
A lot of good friends came down to build majors in the girls. Nice to see everyone. We showed Phantom, Rein (Ivy) and Tangle, even though Rein was still in poor coat and needs some ring work before she is back to herself in the ring. We promised to show her so we did. She showed well, but could only place in her class. Tangle was in the 6-9 month old class and showed very well. She is a chip off the old block and really has attitude in the ring. To our great delight she won a three point major on Sunday for her first points. She is a girl to watch. Phantom continues to amaze us. not only did he win Breed both days he also won his second Best in Show from the NOHS (picture). What a wonderful dog. the judge was Geir Flyckt-Pederson. Geir judged in groups at Westminster the week before.
- March 31st, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Northeast Wisconsin Dog Show Classic, Manitowoc, WI
Four day show that Suzanne did. Way over on the east side of Wisconsin. Phantom took Breed all four days and got a NOHS Group 3 on Friday.
- April 30th and May 1st, Heart of Iowa Kennel Club, Marshalltown Iowa.
Nice little show. Rainy and wet, always the first outing with the camper. Phantom won BOB both days. Ivy (Rein) is getting there, but not quite up to show condition yet. She won her class both days. We also showed Tangle. She went Reserve on Saturday and BOS on Sunday for a couple points!
- May 14th and 15th. Scott County Kennel Club, Rock Island IL.
Just Phantom on Saturday and he made the best of it. BOB and a NOHS Group 3. On Sunday we had the pleasure of showing with old friends the Pazs. Phantom again took Breed.
- May 21st. Illinois Capitol Kennel Club, Springfield IL
A great one day show for Phantom. Suzanne ran over to this show that lost its twin show due to missing the entry cutoff day. With it only being a one day show the entry was a little lower and I think the handlers skipped it. Phantom took breed and won both the NOHS and the regular Working group. He also won Reserve Best in Show for NOHS under judge Ann Schwartz (Picture)
- May 27th to the 30th. The Bloomington cluster and Regional Standard Schnauzer Specialty
This is always big fun. Good show good friends and good fun. We took four dogs with us, Phantom, Ivy, Tangle and Even Spirit for one day. Friday started out with a bang as Phantom took breed (Picture) and winning NOHS. Ivy was BW for another major and giving her enough points to gain her Championship (Picture). Way to go Ivy, she is back in great show form. Tangle showed well, but finished second in her class. On Saturday Phantom could only manage getting Select to one of Lizs' dog. A Seneca bitch took breed with a handler. Ivy moved up as a Special and didn't place. But Tangle went Winners Bitch for he second major (Picture). On Sunday the day of the Specialty, Tangle went best in Sweeps! Great win (Picture). But she didn't win her class in the regular classes. For the first time ever (and the last) I let a handler take Phantom into the ring. Holly has always wanted to show him and I thought since Phantom was so crazy with the bitches in heat at the show I would see if she could control him better than Suzanne or myself. He was crazy for her too, but he did get BOS (Picture). Penny showed Elan because she couldn't see the handler winning at the Specialty, so she went Breed and the handled dog went Select. And Spirit got to go in the ring after a long absence. He showed well, but didn't place. Problem with not showing Phantom myself we gave up the NOHS chance and Liz ended up with it and also got a Group 1. But by going BOS for the third time we did retire the challenge trophy which we donated back to the club. At the Monday show, Phantom again went Select. He was hard to show this weekend and not his old self. The real nice news was that Ivy got her first placement as a Special and went Select to the BOB bitch with a handler.
- June 3rd, 4th and 5th. Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club, Fargo ND
With Suzanne off work for the Summer it gave us a chance to do a few show that we ordinarily don't do. We wanted to let Phantom shine as he is doing so well in the ring and he is such a joy to show. Suzanne went to Fargo and came back with a bunch of wins. He went Breed all three days. On Friday he got a regular Group 4 (Picture) and a NOHS Group 4 (Picture). On Saturday he got a NOHS Group 3 (Picture) and on Sunday he got a regular Group 4 (Picture) and a NOHS Group 3 (Picture). Busy weekend and a lot of running for Suzanne.
- June 11th and 12th. Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club. Jordan MN.
My turn to show. Hot outside show without many of our friends for support. Kind of quiet in the Group rings. Phantom was the only Standard at the show so he won breed both days. He did well in the NOHS ring coming home with Groups 3 and 4.
- June 25th and 26th. Waterloo Kennel Club, Waterloo IA.
This is our home show. We are members of the WKC. It is a bit difficult to both work a show and groom and show dogs. But we had a great weekend. We supported the Standard Schnauzer entry and had prizes that came from the statuary collection of Cecelia Link. It was nice that we had some friends come to show their Schnauzers. The Limperts came down and showed Tangles brother and sister for the first time. Also Sylvia Habermehl came with Sparky. It is always so nice to see them. This is kind of a tale of two different days. On Saturday Phantom won the breed. He also won the Working Group (Thankyou judge Steve Gladstone) and the NOHS Working Group and to top it off he went NOHS BIS (Picture) under Judge Jan Ritchie. This is his third NOHS BIS. Sylvias, Sparky (Magic x Cinder) got a nice Select and our Miss Ivy got BOS. Tangle and her brother and sister each won their class with Epic going Winners dog. Now on Sunday it was a different story. Ivy had a great day, she beat her big brother to go BOB! Then she went in the regular Group and got a Group 4 and even better she won the NOHS Working Group (Picture)! Thank you judge Carol Brown. Phantom was BOS. Tangle won her class and her sister Envy was Winners Bitch. It was a very busy couple of days, but great fun.
- July 9th and 10th. Southeast Iowa Kennel Club, Ottumwa Iowa.
Another show where we just showed Phantom thinking there wouldn't be much of an entry. There was one other Standard entered, but he didn't show. Phantom did well winning the breed and NOHS Groups 4 and 1.
- July 14th - 17th. Duluth Kennel Club. Duluth MN.
We passed on the National Specialty and decided to do a bigger show in cooler weather. It was Beautiful in Duluth. We were both going to go to this show but Suzanne thought we had been leaving Marco home on weekends too much, so she sent me on my own with Phantom for a little bonding time. Phantom wasn't feeling too well on the way up and even made a mess of his kennel. So he wasn't at his best up there. The results reflected his not feeling well the first days of this four day show. On Thursday and Friday we walked without even the Select. Kind of a shock with how well Phantom has been doing. Judges Olvis and Muthard just didn't see anything in him those days. But Phantom got to feeling a little better on the weekend and did take breed both Saturday and Sunday. And he did manage to get a NOHS Group 4. Phantom also earned his Silver Grand Championship during this weekend.
- July 23rd and 24th. Burlington Kennel Club, Burlington IA.
A real nice show that Suzanne did. Phantom was the only Standard at the show and got breed both days. On Saturday he also got a regular Group 3 and a NOHS Group 2. Sunday he earned a NOHS Group 2 again.
- July 30th and 31st. Waukesha Kennel Club, Waukesha WS
This has to be about the best show weekend Phantom had this year. I just wish I had been there to enjoy it. Suzanne went there on her own and stayed with our good friend Sylvia. It was nice too because Brook was showing and she is great. Phantom took breed both days with a pretty large entry. He also won the NOHS Working Group and to top it of he went back-to-back NOHS Best in shows for the weekend. That's three and four for the year and his fifth Best of Show overall!!! Lots of nice pictures. NOHS Group 1 under judge ??? (Picture) on Saturday. NOHS BIS under judge Pat Trotter (Picture) on Saturday. NOHS Group 1 under judge ??? (Picture) on Sunday. And NOHS BIS under judge Eugene Blake (Picture) on Sunday. What a weekend. What a special dog.
- August 13th. Kennel Club of Freeborn County, Albert Lea MN.
Ivy .... Ch Von Rose Enchanted Christmas Vision whelped us 9 beautiful puppies. (Picture) Five Boys and four girls. The father of this litter is Kathi Dvoraks Int/AM/CAN/UKC CH Chefhaus Taragon v Himmlisch AO AJX CGC. Aaron was a great show dog and performance dog back in the mid 90s. This is the first litter we have produced from frozen semen and it was quite a adventure. From tracking down a canister in the Minneapolis airport to the midnight run to the vet with a stuck puppy, it was non stop. We lost the last pup, but there wasn't anything we could have done . Visit the puppy page (Click here) to see how these guys grow.
- November 12th and 13th. Coulee County Kennel Club. Winona MN
Nice little show. Suzanne did this show on her own since one of us has to stay with the puppies. Phantom did well and won Breed both days. He got a NOHS Group one on Saturday and a regular Group 4 on Sunday. We have built a pretty big lead in the NOHS listings again for the 2017 year even though this will probably be our last for showing Phantom in the NOHS.
- November 19th and 20th, 2016. Minneapolis Kennel Club.
Another show with just one of us going. This time it was my turn. Phantom id well and won breed on Saturday and went on to a Group 3. We got beat on Sunday as the judge was very indecisive. She thought the whole group of Schnauzers were very nice. She gave Phantom the Select.
- December 16th to the 18th, The National Dog Show presented by Royal Canin. Florida
Suzanne attended the National Dog show since we finished first in National Owner Handled Series. She flew in Phantom to Florida. It was cold here and I had to get puppy ears cropped while she was away. It was a real experience. Flights and cancellations made for some horror stories. Not to mention getting beat in the ring after we accumulated so many points over the season, a number of them over the girl that won and the boy that went opposite. Another reason we will probably hang up the competition in the NOHS ring. It was fun to play with the big boys the day of the National. Mostly dogs with handlers. We represented well.
- For 2016 ....