|Latest News from NMK|
February 26 2011 - CH NMK's Heart and Spirit JJJ NEW DUAL CHAMPION in Tennessee! Congratulations to owners June & Johnny Johnston!
Nov 22, 2009 Paige litter brother Zinc won the Open Puppy stake at the big GWP trial held at Kissler Ranch for 2 points!! Zinc now has multiple puppy placement!! Zinc is owned by Dan and Marcia Turner. Congrats to DC Buster and KT on another field pointed kid!!!!
Nov 22, 2009 CH NMK's Heart & Spirit JJJ JH won a 3 point retrieving major in Amateur Gun Dog this weekend and a 3rd in Open Gun Dog. Heart is owned by June and Johnny Johnson!!! WooWoo for Ms. Heart!!!
Oct 17, 2009 NMK's Limited First Edition, JH (Paige) went WB for a 5 point major at the California Speciality Show today under Judge John Schulte! She also won Best Bred By in Specialty where her name will be engraved near her Mom, CH. NMK's Samba del Luna, JH (KT) who also won Best BBE in 2006. These are the first show points for Paige...now making her dual pointed with her 3 Open Puppy points too!!! Paige is by DC Lowry's Eagle Ridge v Rugerheim and out of KT.
Oct 3, 2009 NEW CHAMPION NMK's Begin The Beguine JH (Ellie) Ellie finished her Championship under Mr Vandiver at the Donner Trail Kennel Club show going WB / BOS for her final point... wonderfully handled by Leslie Puppo!
Sept 28, 2009 NEW DUAL CHAMPION CH NMK's Schatzi of Normandi, SH (Schatzi) finished her DUAL CHAMPIONSHIP in tough Pacific Northwest competition! Schatzi was handled by owner Norm Grondyke and trained by Trena Cardwell. Schatzi is the second Dual to finish from the Spirit & Lucy litter this year...and #16 for NMK!!
July 19, 2009 BusterXKT daughter NMK's Reynolds is a Home Run finished her Championship with a 3rd major in Houston! We are excited to announce a repeat breeding of this combination with Belle ... See here!
June 13, 2009 NMK's Begin The Beguine, JH (Miss Ellie) won her second major Saturday at the Butte County Kennel Club going Best of Winners! Ellie just needs one single point to complete her championship. Since I was busy wrestling with Paige in the Puppy class, Ellie was expertly handled by Leslie Puppo to this wonderful win.
June 6, 2009 NMK's Limited First Edition, JH (Paige) won another Open Puppy this weekend at the GSPC of Reno field trial
June 6, 2009 NMK's Begin The Beguine, JH (Miss Ellie) won WB at Woofstock Cluster under Michelle Billings for 2 more points!
May 16, 2009 NEW DUAL CHAMPION CH. NMK's Molto Bene, JH (Benny) What does your average GSP do to celebrate making the cut in the Breed at the nationals???? CH. NMK's Molto Bene, JH came home and won a 4 point major in Amateur Gun Dog this Preakness Day, finishing his Dual Championship before he turns 3 years old! Benny bested 20 other excellent dogs in 105 degree heat and survived a do over on his call back bird to win under judges Mark Boyd and Craig Smith. My heartfelt thanks to Benny's trainer Randy Berry of Von Steuben Kennels for the wonderful way he brought this youngster along this year. Benny handled the extreme heat and the pressure like a veteran and I was very proud to put all the points on him to date. My thanks to everyone for their kindness and support this entire year, and especially Benny for being sure a great dog to compete with!!!
March 15, 2009 CH. NMK's Schatzi of Normandi, SH (Schatzi) won a 5 point retrieving major in Open Gun Dog at the GSPC of WA field trial. Trainer Trena Cardwell was in California, so owner Norm Groendyke handled Schatzi to her victory in tough Northwest competition and the snow!!!!!
October 25, 2008 CH. NMK's Molto Bene, JH (Benny) made his debut this weekend at the GSPC of Reno field trial with owner/breeder Carol Chadwick as handler for the first time in a broke dog stake. Benny bested a field of 17 starters for a THREE POINT MAJOR in an Open Gun Dog retrieving stake! Huge thanks to long time field trial judges Linda Sue Swart and Shane Pinkard for this tremendous honor. WooWoo for Benny!!!!
September 26, 2008 NMK's Begin The Beguine, JH (Miss Ellie) went Best in Sweeps at the GSPC of Reno Speciality Show Friday Sept. 26th and went Best Op in Sweeps the following day at the supported entry!
August 16, 2008 CH NMK's Cachagua Cabernet (aka: Nell) finished her Master Hunter today with all 9's today!!! My thanks to Steve Klassen from Blue Ridge Kennels for taking Nell to her final leg of MH. Nell is out of Tigger and Reba, both CH/MH themselves!!!
August 16, 2008 NMK's Chief Little Wolf finished his championship with his second major, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex over a special. Handler Kathi Boyd and owners Larry and Linda Abernathy were proud and thrilled to see this 10 month old boy finish in only two months of show competition!!! Chief is out of Kathi's Adam and my Reba...also both CH/MH's!!!
August 3, 2008 CH. NMK's Samba del Luna, JH (KT) took Best of Breed honors over top specials, then proceeded to go Group Two in an equally strong Sporting Group!!!
June 15, 2008 CH. NMK's Samba del Luna, JH (KT) took Best of Breed honors over top specials, then proceeded to go Group Three in an equally strong Sporting Group!!!
June 6, 2008 CH. NMK's Molto Bene, JH (Benny) Best of Breed (over top Specials!) under Judge Karen Erickson! This owner/breeder/handler was speachless. Benny made the cut in Group handled by Wendy Bettis!!!
June 5, 2008 NMK's Begin The Beguine, JH (Miss Ellie) began the new Woofstock cluster in Vallejo, CA with a nice win...going Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners from the 6-9 puppy bitch class for a 3 point major!!
2007 Year-End Ranking! CH. NMK's Molto Bene, JH (Benny) finished in the Top Ten Puppy/Derby rankings for 2007!!!! Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Benny had 14 puppy and derby placement in 2007, including firsts in Amateur Puppy and Amateur Derby. Benny is out of CH. Robin Crest's Silver Spirit, JH, ROMX and NMK's Lil' Miss Can't Be Wrong, JH, ROM.
May 11, 2008 CH. NMK's Samba del Luna, JH (KT) celebrated Mother's day watching her 6.5 month old kids go Winners Dog and Winners Bitch at Camellia Capital Kennel Club on Mother's Day! NMK's Begin The Beguine (Miss Ellie) and NMK's Spirit de Semper Fidelis (Gunny) both took their first points from the 6-9 class. DC NMK's Earl of Velvet Horn (Spencer) is their very proud papa. I am a very proud and grateful breeder for wonderful owners like Ann Packard who showed her boy for the first time to his first win!!
March 29, 2008 CH. NMK's Molto Bene, JH (Benny) won a 3 point major in the Open Derby at the GSPC of NSV Field Trial this weekend!!! Benny now has both Puppy and Derby points to carry over for his Dual Championship!!! Benny ran like a dream!!!!