Ashville Icelandic Sheepdog Fun Match Weekend

August 8 – 10 was the Atlantshaf Icelandic Sheepdog Chapter (AISC) gathering at Fogle’s Dog Training Center in Ashville, PA, near Altoona, a must-visit place for dog owners visiting Altoona. The weekend included mini-classes in Agility, Obedience training and Conformation handling, a breed Fun Match, CGC/TDI testing, a fun agility competition, and lots of socializing, playing with dogs, and relaxing. Fogle’s place is in the woods on a hillside, and has many dog-friendly areas, including indoor and outdoor ring areas, fenced training areas, and fenced wooded areas. There is a dog park that is open to the public, with lots of comfortable seating areas and woods to walk in. Here are a few pictures from the weekend. Click on them for a larger view.

Truffie passed her CGC and TDI tests. At almost 11 months, she is 16.5 inches and 22 lbs.

Truffie with her father Isi Kaffisukkulathi and her half-brother Fox Meadow Jolasveinn:

One of the classes, with Judge Mark Kennedy:

Megg Hoffman’s Pine Plains Gylfi :

onna McDermott showing Pine Plains Bella (Poppi) belonging to Shellie Greyhavens :

Susan Hartman’s Frostfyres Roskur :

Joann Secondino’s Fox Meadow Jolasveinn:

Kim Fecher’s Frostfyre’s Verdandi Kata (Bailey) (5 mos.):

Loren Dribinsky and Betsy:
Julie Gohs with Gardner Ridge Meyja, and Donna with Poppi:

Susan Hartman with Roskur, Joann Secondino with Kaffi

Jeff Pease with Spurdann, Susan Hartman with Roskur:

Open bitch class, starting with Stu Marsh with Frostfyres Runa & Irene Green with Sand Creek Bjalla (Ziggy):
Irene Green — Ziggy, Russ Hansen — Kiska:
Sarah Jones with Pine Plains Skessa:

Hippi playing in the spring bathtub in the corner of the woods:
Loren and Betsy, Kim and Bailey, receiving Agility awards:
A relaxed chat, kids and dogs taking a break, inside the fenced field, with the fenced woods in the background behind the canopy:
A pensive Ziggy:
and a relaxed Spurdann:

Russ Hansen presenting Irene Green with her agility prize. She ran Russ’s dog Kiska.
Brooke Green with Ziggy (Sand Creek Bjalla) posing with their agility prize.
Brooke and her mother, as Jolasveinn looking to see what’s going on:
Dogs belonging to Lois Fogle, an amazing trainer who gave us several demos and lots of tips and pointers:
And as they say, a good time was had by all.

More photos of the weekend on Jenifer Brimmer’s site.