MSDA Member Milestones

Welcome! Here MSDA members share their dog-related life events. This includes news about titles, wins, hunt test legs, field trial points, litters and so much more. News about humans is also welcome, as long as it somehow relates to dogs and/or MSDA. Of course, not all news is cheerful; we also mourn the passing of our beloved dogs and of MSDA members and their close relatives. If you have something you would like to share here and/or in our monthly newsletter, scroll down a bit to fill out the form, or send your information directly to the MSDA Member Milestones Chair, Melissa (Missy) McMunn via milestones@mdsportingdog.org .

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Emma patiently waits to be sent on her next quartering run. Photo by Matt Toth.

Steve Surprenant writes: Victory’s M (Emma) loves upland work and earned two more master passes at the Maryland Sporting Dog Association’s AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests on September 16 and 17, 2023. Emma has now earned 19 AKC upland master passes, the most of any retriever since AKC opened the spaniel hunt tests to retrievers in 2012.  

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    Kathryn Alexandra (“Alex”) Roth, long time MSDA member and beloved spouse of MSDA President Steven Roth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18th. Alex was well known to many in the club as the co-host of the MSDA Annual Pool Party. Alex served as the President of the Blue Ridge Gordon Setter Club. And, after twenty years of breeding Gordon Setters, McRoth Kennel produced a Dual Champion Gordon, which is quite rare in the breed. Alex was born in Cuba in 1940, but fled to the U.S. after the revolution. Donations in Alex’s name may be made to the Frederick Health Hospice

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    Suzanne Miller, MSDA member and recently President of the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club, passed away on May 5th. Donations in Suzanne’s memory can be made to the Golden Retriever Foundation at goldenretrieverfoundation.org . General Donations should be designated to the “Suzanne Miller Memorial Fund” in the notes section and will be used for golden retriever cancer research.

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    Christina Gebhard and Pocotaligo’s Fourth Quarter Porter SH “Porter” won the 2023 Boykin Spaniel Society National Upland Novice stake.  The event was held in Ayden NC on Jan 14-15th.

    Our most hearty congratulations!

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    Carolyn McGraw writes: Misty (Edlyn’s Backfield in Motion For Liberator) finished titles in scentwork (SIN, SCE), barn hunt (RATO), flyball (FD, FDX) and dock diving (DS) so far this summer. She is continuing her training in preparation for Toller Nationals in October in Bethlehem, PA where she will enter her first WC hunt test.

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    Loreen P: CH Kayndee Feldanser Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds JH, WDX, CGCA (Lucy) – 12 years old and she walked the length of two football fields to bring her bird all the way back to the truck! I’m really proud of my girl; dogs are our best friend! (June 2022)