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Ch Bondir's Irrepressible Gertie

Pictured @ 8 months of age

(Am Ch Hillcrest Namtn Kocrk Canvas VCD1, RA, JH, AX, AXJ ex Ch Bondir's Eminent Encore A/C CD, AGN, AGNJ, RN, NAJ, TT)
whelped February 16, 2004
Photo by Cathy French Photography

Health Clearances
Show & Activity Updates  (Updated October 2, 2009)


Bondir's Irrepressible Gertie is now almost 4 years old.  She is another black & white girl to join our home and was born February 16, 2004 (Family Day in Alberta).  In honour of the occasion and her mother she is named after a member of our family, one of our great-aunts.  Her mother "Minnie" (Ch Bondir's Eminent Encore A/C CD, NAJ, TT) is named after our great-grandmother.  Gertie is a friendly exuberant girl who is having great fun in conformation shows.  

Gertie & her sister "Pearl" (Bondir's Perle Noir) are the result of surgical implantation of frozen semen.  Minnie decided to come into season during the shipping embargo for the Christmas season with airlines.  We are very thankful to her father's breeder Henriette Schmidt (Hillcrest) for working with us through the many machinations of the collection and the border crossing. (Back)

Health Clearances

re-CERF normal May 2005 (previously CERF April 2004). (Back)

Show & Activity Updates

Gertie gets two legs towards her RN at ESSFTA 2009 NationalsGertie made her debut in Rally Obedience at the ESSFTA 2009 Nationals at Purina Farms (St. Louis Missouri).  She qualified in both trials from the Novice B class with Anne handling.  She had fun competing in the same class with her Mom Minnie who also qualified at both trials.  We hope to complete her RN at a future US show & look forward to working on her Canadian RN title.
Gertie finished her Canadian Championship July 2006 at the Evelyn Kenny Kennel & Obedience Club Shows -- she went Winners Female under Leslie Rogers & Steve Dainard & then she went Winners Female & Best of Breed (over top winning Specials) under Judge Sue Shrigley. She was completely breeder/owner handled to her Championship.
Gertie places 4th in the Open Bitch class at the Monroe Kennel Club show, Monroe Michigan, October 1, 2005.  These shows were held in conjunction with the IESSC Symposium; judge was British English Springer Spaniel breeder Ray Smith (Melverly).
Check out her picture from this show.  (Click on the picture below to open it in a new window.)
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Gertie goes Winner's Female July 30, 2005 from the Bred By Exhibitor class for 2 points at the Wild Rose English Springer Spaniel Association of Alberta booster at the Alberta Kennel Club show under Finnish judge Raita Ritva.  Gertie now has 7 points.
Gertie (Bondir's Irrepressible Gertie) goes Winner's Female/Best of Winners July 15, 2005 from the Bred By Exhibitor class at the English Springer Spaniel Club of Canada booster at the Westwind Sporting Dog Specialty under judge Frank Kane (United Kingdom) for another two points towards her Canadian championship.
Gertie went Winner's Female/Best of Opposite Sex for 1 point towards her Canadian Championship (from the Bred By Exhibitor class) at the Calgary Kennel & Obedience Club show on Saturday March 12, 2005 under judge Edgar Bajona (Ontario).   Check out the thumbnail of the show win below (click on the picture to see a larger version).
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Gertie received the first two points towards her Canadian championship by going Winner's Female from the 9-12 month puppy class on Friday February 4, 2005 at the Alberta Kennel Club Show under judge Joe Tacker (California).
Gertie made her show debut at 8 months of age and is pictured above at her second show in November of 2004.  She has been called "Miss Congeniality" by one judge & is just learning how to stand still long enough to be examined.

Gertie has attended puppy obedience class and two sets of obedience classes.  She has also taken 2 sets of agility  classes -- she is having lots of fun!  (Back)

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