Our region is rich in history. We have the privilege of holding many of Schutzhund history’s “firsts”: first Schutzhund Club, first Schutzhund-style trial, first three USCA-licensed judges, first USA representative to compete in the EUSV (WUSV) International Championship, first National Championship, first inklings of an independent Schutzhund organization, first USCA magazine editor, first USCA Treasurer, first U.S. Sieger Show. From judges to competitors to trials to USCA members and staff, the Northwestern Region has played a vital role in Schutzhund in the United States from the very beginning.
Today our region contains 17 full member clubs, five teaching helpers, a teaching tracklayer, helpers at all classification levels including regional and national, numerous breeders, and a wide range of handlers and Schutzhund enthusiasts ranging in experience from international competitors to brand new handlers with their first dog.
2019 Northwestern Regional IGP3 Championship
Host club: Gold County Working Dog Club, Ione, CA
Judges: Andrea Duggan (A) and Vadim Plotsker (B/C)
Helpers: Stacy Burgan, Jose Curiel, David Deleissegues
Tracklayer: Diane Vegsund
Trial Secretary: Victoria Noble
Photographer: Brian Aghajani
Event Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/2269997579703733/
Congratulations to our 2019 Regional IGP3 Champion, John Zovickian with Puma vom Wolfsdreieck, aka “Touko”!
2nd place IGP3 – Deleta Jones and Mako
3rd place IGP3 – Cherie Flores and Baxter
4th place IGP3 – Jason Yan and Nanno
5th place IGP3 – Kevin Coombs and Indy
The full results can be found HERE, and under the ‘Results’ tab on the menu.
Congratulations to Rossi Dengler and Alpha for earning not only the BHOT award, but also IGP2 Regional Champion! Congratulations to first time handler Kevin Forrest for earning his very first BH on his dog Noble, and to Jose Lopez for earning Havek’s first IGP3 title at the Regional Level. Congratulations and thank you to all the handlers who entered their dogs; it is no small feat to step out there on the field, particularly at a championship event!
A big “THANK YOU” to Cherie Flores and Gold Country Working Dog club for their tireless efforts in hosting this event!! Thank you to our judges Andrea Duggan and Vadim Plotsker for their informative critiques and judging. Thank you to trial secretary Victoria Noble, to Michele Clubb for all her assistance, to tracklayer Diane Vegsund and her team, to helpers Stacy Burgan, Jose Curiel, and David Deleissegues, to field manager John Riboni, to all the volunteers who assisted with the many aspects of this trial, and to all the clubs and individuals who supported this event. Thank you, everyone, for helping make this championship happen!