Submissions for accomplishments or noteworthy moments of any any kind that you would like to see recognized are welcomed and may be sent to Sidney Hoblit.
The ILWC wishes to congratulate:
February 2017 Big shout out to "Bea" and Sidney Hoblit on achieving a USDAA Agilty Dog Championship (ADCH) at the Artful Dodgers USDAA Agility Trial in Halerthorpe MD. Awesome achievement!
July 2015 Huge congratulations to "Avery" Stone House Savor The Moment MAD, RS-E, GS-O, JS-E, RATI and Sharon Kroeger on their awesome achievement of a USDAA Masters Agility Dog (MAD) title at the Bay Team USDAA Agility Trial in Prunedale California! Way to go!!!
November 2014 Windswept Gale Force to Tova "Flick" and her son, Tova's Jock of Buck Island "Buck" passed the therapy dog tests and are now certified with "Paws for Friendship". They will start their therapy dog visits at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital in December.
November 2014 Congratulations to "Crystal" (CH Stone House When I Dream MAD, JCH), with Sidney Hoblit, on earning her Master Agility Dog (MAD) title at the Hog Dog USDAA Agility Trial in Maryland. Good job!
July 2014 "Corry" is now "Grand Champion Stone House Come Touch the Sun" after her BOB/BISS win at the ILWC Mid-Atlantic Specialty under judge Charlene Stone. Congratulations Corry!
April 2014 'Dashiell' (CH Happy Dream's Damour AD,AJ) and Sidney Hoblit earned their USDAA Agility Dog Title at Artful Dodgers Agility Trial in Millersville MD.
March 2014 Congratulations go out to Lauren and Andrew Green's "Flash" (Stone House Green Flash Labradorite) and Sidney Hoblit's "Kite" (Stone House Kyanite) on earning their ILWC Junior Championships!
November 2013 'Nellie' (ADCH Tova's Highland Nell SACH, JCH-Silver, SM-Silver, TM) and Sidney Hoblit earned their USDAA Agility Dog Championship (ADCH) and Silver Snooker Championship at the Hog Dog trial in Millersville MD. Congratulations on an awesome achievement!
October 2013 Congratulations to 'Bing' (CH Tova's Mustang Sally) and Joyce Jaskula for achieving the CPE Agility Full House Championship in Bar Harbor ME. 'Bing' already had CPE championships in Jumpers and Snooker, and is closing in on her C-ATCH!
September 2013 Huge congratulations go out to 'Gandalf' (Brise
Charmante Ballade de Belldraughfaeron) and
Dorien van den Bos (who is in an electric wheelchair), on their graduation as a Service Dog Team 9-9-2013. Also to Gandalf's breeder, Carola Smits, who tell us "All
credits go to Dorien, who trained her dog herself with the help of a
trainer from Hulphondenschool De Click. Of course I'm proud to have bred a
healthy versatile dog with character and seeing my ideas confirmed by
puppytesters and the officiel test from the Hulphondenschool: only 1 out
of 3 dogs is allowed to start this education."
September 2013 Sharon Kroeger and 'Avery' (Stone House Savour The Moment) on achieving their USDAA Advanced Agility Dog title (AAD) at the huge USDAA Western Regional competition in Prunedale CA. Great job!
July 2013 Claire Hartwell and 'Benny' (Stone House Speed of Light) earned the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate at Happy Go Lucky in Portland, OR. Benny is only 18 months old, and aced the tests. Way to go, Benny and Claire!!
May 2013 Sidney Hoblit and 'Bea' (CH Tova's Gotta Dance MAD,JCH.SAM) earned their USDAA Master Agility Dog (MAD) and Standard Agility Master (SAM) titles at the Artful Dodgers trial in Millersville, MD. Congratulations on an awesome accomplishment!
March 2013 Donna DeVoist and 'Cleo' (BISS BIF Wylde Windswept Island Girl) passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test with equanimity and flying colors, at the Finger Lakes Kennel Clu, in Ithaca, NY. Big congratulations to this versatile pair!
January 2013 Donna DeVoist and 'Cleo' (BISS BIF Wylde Windswept Island Girl CL2) finished their CPE Agility Level 2 Title, and earned several qualifying scores toward Level 3 (with placements!) at the Pawsitively Awesome CPE Agilty Trial in Freeville NY. Congratulations!
December 2012 Sidney Hoblit and 'Bea' (CH Tova's Gotta Dance, AAD, JCH, CL3) and 'Crystal' (CH Stone House When I Dream AAD, JM, CL3) both earned their CPE Agility Level 3 titles at the SuperPup CPE Agility Trial in Lewisberry PA, and both finished all requirements for competition at CPE NATIONALS in June. Betweent the 2 dogs: 8 classes, 8 Q's, 6 First Place ribbons, and 2 Second Place! Bea and Crystal are mother and daughter (and Bea's father is also a very successful Agility Champion). Talent runs in this family!
August 2012 At the New York State Fair 4-H competitions, Melissa LoPinto and 'Roxy' (Tova's First Light of Aurai) took First Place in Grooming and Handling, and Second Place in Cynology (a long test of dog related questions on everything from grooming to parasites). Claire Conklin with her sister Emily's 'Cricket' (CH Tova's Cricket Song of Ardmore Farm) won First Place in Cynology! And both girls/dogs were on the Tompkins County 4H Jr Tailwaggers Club Drill Team, which finished in SECOND place in the drill team competition. Their drill team performance may be seen at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCKECWTU9u8&feature=youtube_gdata_player. We are so proud of our junior handlers!!
July 2012 Nancy Brownfield and 'Guiness' (Tova's Guiness of Lambourn) earned their Canine Good Citizen Certificate (CGC) at the Showcase for Dogs, in East Windsor, CT. Congratulations!
June 2012 Marci Braithwaite with 'Maya' (Tova's Northern Lights of Aurai) earned their Canine Good Citizen certificate (CGC) in University Place WA. Nice job!
April 2012 Sharon Kroeger and LHW 'Avery' (Stone House Savour The Moment) earned their USDAA Agility Dog and Advanced Jumpers titles. Well done!
February 2012 Claire Conklin with 'Journey' (Tova's Don't Stop Believin' of Aurai) and Melissa LoPinto with 'Roxy' (Tova's First Light of Aurai) both earned their Canine Good Citizen certificates (CGC) in Ithaca NY. Way to go, girls and dogs!!
January 2012 Donna DeVoist and 'Twink' (GrCh Wylde Blue Star of Tova NA,NAJ,CA,AAD,CL-4), the ILWC's newest 'Grand Champion'!
January 2012 Claire Conklin and LHW 'Journey' (Tova's Don't Stop Believin' of Aurai) for 1 Qualifying run and 2 Second Place finishes out of 2 classes in their *FIRST EVER* CPE agility trial at Pawsitively Awesome in Freeville NY. Claire is 12 years old, and is doing a terrific job! CLICK HERE for a video of Claire and Journey's runs.
January 2012 Emily Conklin and LHW 'Cricket' (CH Tova's Cricket Song of Ardmoor Farm) for 8 Qualifying runs out of 8 classes - and with 6 First Place wins! - at the Pawsitively Awesome CPE Agility Trial in Freeville NY. Congratulations on a Perfect Weekend! CLICK HERE for a video of Emily and Cricket's runs.
January 2012 Donna DeVoist and LHW 'Cleo' (Wylde Windswept Island Girl) for 2 Qualifying runs and 2 First Places at the Pawsitively Awesome CPE Agility Trial in Freeville NY. It was Cleo's very first agility trial ever!
January 2012 CJ Dame and SHW 'Skippy' (Tova's Lickety Split) on achieving their CPE Agility CS-ATCH title at All Dogs Gym in Manchester NH. To see a video of the final qualifying run, click to open:
December 2011 Pam Sleeper's 'Cassi' (Tova's Casino Royale) passed the Canine Good Citizen test for her CGC award.
December 2011 Sidney Hoblit and LHW 'Crystal' (Stone House When I Dream AAD, JM) for finishing their CPE Agility Level 2 Title, and qualifying for CPE Nationals. Crystal's mother Bea is also qualified for CPE Nationals.
November 2011 Sidney Hoblit and LHW 'Crystal" (Stone House When I Dream AAD, JM) for earning their USDAA Advanced Agility Dog Title.
November 2011 Sidney Hoblit and LHW 'Bea' (CH Tova's Gotta Dance, AAD, JCH) for earning their USDAA Agility Jumper Champion Title.
September 2011 Joyce Jaskula and 'Pip' (CH Tova's Pip Pip Tallyho!) and 'Bing' (CH Tova's Mustang Sally), who both took the Delta Society Therapy Dog Test and passed with the highest rating! Both dogs are already certified by Therapy Dog International, but the Delta Society has the reputation for having the most rigourous testing standards. Both dogs will now have the honor of wearing the Delta Society green vest and carrying their own photo ID while doing visitations.
August 2011 Sharon Kroeger and LHW 'Avery' (Stone House Savour The Moment) for earning their USDAA Agility Starters Jumpers title.
August 2011 Emily Conklin and LHW 'Cricket' (CH Tova's Cricket Song of Ardmoor Farm) at the New York State Fair in Syracuse NY for winning a Blue Ribbon and Reserve Champion in Agility Pre-Novice, Red Ribbon in Obedience Graduate Beginners B, Blue Ribbon in Rally Novice B, and a Blue Ribbon in Grooming and Handling C.
August 2011 Melissa LoPinto and LHW 'Roxy' (Tova's First Light of Aurai) at the New York State Fair in Syracuse NY for winning a Blue Ribbon in Grooming and Handling A, finishing in 6th place out of 45 dogs!
August 2011 Claire Conklin and LHW 'Journey' (Tova's Don't Stop Believin' of Aurai) at the New York State Fair in Syracuse NY for winning a Blue Ribbon in Grooming and Handling A, finishing 4th out of 45 dogs!
June 2011 Sidney Hoblit's LHW 'Crystal' (Stone House When I Dream AD,JM) for earning their USDAA Jumper Master title at the USDAA Northeast Regional Agility Championships.
May 2011 Emily Conklin and LHW 'Cricket' (BIS Tova's Cricket Song of Ardmore Farm) for passing their TDI (Therapy Dog International) certification exam.
May 2011 Jan Weatherford and Barb Odell's "Skye" (Longhaired Whippet/Spanish greyhound)
received a "Good Citizenship" award from the Mayor of Oxford, PA. for his work in the READ2ME program at the Oxford Library. It has been proven children not only are more interested in reading when the listener is a dog but their reading level improves. Skye, on the other hand, is very interested in the children because of the pets they give and the occasional treat. At times, Skye and a child are laying side by side, as the child reads, his hand draped over Skye's shoulder.Click here for a picture of Skye dressed up for his award.
April 2011 Sidney Hoblit and LHW 'Bea' (CH Tova's Gotta Dance, AAD, JM) for earning her USDAA Advanced Agility Dog and Jumper Master titles.
April 2011 Sidney Hoblit and her % LHW 'Nellie' (CH Tova's Highland Nell MAD, JCh-Silver,GM,RM, SAM,TM,AS) for earning her USDAA Agility Relay Master title
April 2011 Sidney Hoblit and LHW Crystal (Stone House When I Dream, AD) for earning their USDAA Agility Dog title.
March 2011 NAKC Conformation show #1in Reading PA
Sue Nichols and LHW 'Benny' (Windchime's Bombay) for winning WD, BOW, BOB
Jeana Babcock and LHW 'Hannah' (Windchime's Havanna Brown) for winning WB, BOS
Claire Conklin and LHW 'Journey' (Tova's Don't Stop Believin' of Aurai) for Best Puppy
March 2011 NAKC Conformation Show #2 in Reading PA
Sidney Hoblit and 'Corry' (Stone House Come Touch The Sun) for WB, BOW, BOB, and 1st in Hound Group!
Sidney Hoblit and 'Teddy' (ILWC GR CH Claybrook Dartmoor) for WD, BOS
Claire Conklin and LHW 'Journey' (Tova's Don't Stop Believin' of Aurai) for Best Puppy
February 2011 Sharon Kroeger and her LHW "Flurry" (Hildidan's With A Flourish MAD) for earning her USDAA Agility Master Agility Dog title.
February 2011 Pam Sleeper and her LHW "Gambler" (Tova's Gamblin' Man of Ardmore Farms) for achieving his CPE Agility 1000 point Level 1 title!
January 2011 Pam Sleeper and her LHW's "Gambler" and "Cassi" (Tova's Gamblin' Man of Ardmore Farms & Tova's Casino Royale) for passing their ORT (Odor Recognition Test) in Canine Nosework. They are the very first Longhaired Whippets to take the test, and both passed on their first try with flying colors!
December 2010 Jan Weatherford and Barb Odell's "Skye" (Longhaired Whippet/Spanish greyhound) passed his final examination with KPets, a pet therapy group out of Lancaster, PA, and will also be certified in the READ program, working with children in schools and libraries who need help with reading. They are currently visiting the Oxford Public Library once a month, and a skilled nursing and assisted living complex weekly. Skye already has quite a collection of new friends who delight in his visits. Way to go Skye!!
November 2010 Sidney Hoblit's "Nellie" (CH Tova's Highland Nell, MAD, JCh-Silver,GM,SAM,TM,AS)for earning her USDAA Agility Gamble Master and Tournament Master titles.
October 2010 Candy Gaiser and "Wisp" (Hildidan's Magic Elfin Wisp ADCH) for earning a USDAA Agility ADCH (Agility Dog Champion) - the first Longhaired Whippet to earn an ADCH!
October 2010 Jan Weatherford and Barb Odell's "Skye" (Longhaired Whippet/Spanish greyhound) for earning their Canine Good Citizen award, a first step toward their goal of Skye becoming a certified therapy dog.
October 2010 Sidney Hoblit's "Teddy" (GrCH Claybrook Dartmoor JCH-Gold, AS, AG) for earning his USDAA Agility Gold Jumper Championship.
October 2010 Sidney Hoblit's "Nellie" (CH Tova's Highland Nell, MAD, JCh-Silver, AS) for earning a USDAA Agility MAD (Master Agility Dog) title, her SAM (Standard Agility Master) *and* her Silver Jumper Championship. Nellie is a Percentage Longhaired Whippet.
October 2010 Sidney Hoblit's "Crystal" (Stone House When I Dream SJ) for earning a USDAA SJ (Starters Jumpers) title, and the first leg toward their Advanced Jumpers title. Crystal has 4 Q's in 4 jumpers classes in USDAA, and is 3/3 in CPE Agility. Six of the seven Q's have been first or second placements!
August 2010 Congratulations to Donna Nugent and "Emmy" for earning a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award from the AKC!
May 2010 Pam Sleeper and 'Gambler' (Tova's Gamblin' Man of Ardmore Farms) completed his CPE Agility Level 1 title!
August 2009 Pam Sleeper's 'Gambler' (Tova's Gamblin' Man of Ardmore Farms) passed the Canine Good Citizen test for his CGC award!