Grand Traverse Kennel Club

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Verena earned her AKC Open Agility Title July 1st!  This girl can do it all.

Mercedes Vom Mittelwest 

Mercedes Vom Mittelwest earned her 2nd NACSW NW3 title May 28, 2013 with a perfect score.  

Verena Vom Stratosphere

Verena earned her 3nd NACSW NW3 May 6th 2023 with a perfect score and 2nd place in the Container search.  This moves her into the Elite Level!


Pablo made his AKC Agilty debut on July 1st and came away with 3 first place finishes in Novice Standard, JWW and Fast.  The All American Dog can do it all!


So very proud of my wonderful boy Ledger. With limited showing during year 2022, he tied as the #2 dog in the Top 10 Breed rankings and also earned #5 in the Sighthound and Pariah Group Top Ten. During the year he was able to earn his SPOT-On and GCH titles while being awarded a RBIS and a BIS. Thank you so much to the judges who found my boy in their rings with such lovely and deserving competition. I am honored and grateful.

UKC/GCH Lyonnese That’s One For The Books SPOT-ON (AKC/CH,CGC,TKN)


What a nice year 2022 was for Ledger (Lyonnese That’s One For The Books)!  In AKC he earned his Championship (CH) and Trick Dog Novice (TKN) titles.  In UKC he earned his Grand Champion (GCH) and S.P.O.T (SPOT-ON) titles.  In addition to the new titles, he was awarded a Reserve Best In Show and a Best In Show!  Looking forward to what 2023 brings.

Mercedes Vom Mittelwest

Mercedes earned a 2nd place at the AKC Regional Scent Work Championship in Handler Discriminatioin  Septemeber, 2022


Fudge and Dinah went to the National and had a great time. Thank you National Capital Beardies. I am so proud of Fudge he got his 2nd leg in obedience novice B and ended up with Highest Scoring Veteran and Highest Scoring Champion on Record. Then in Rally he finished his intermediate title and a 2nd leg in advance inwhich he has had no pratice off leash except in OBD.
Dinah got 1st leg in Rally Novice and didn’t quite make obedience, her first time in Novice B as I went to get the leash I turned and she came to me when she should have stayed. 


Ben. Bernese Mountain Dog.


AKC GCH -April 2, 2021

AKC Rally Excellent -April 23, 2021

AKC Companion Dog -April 24, 2021

BMDCA (Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America) Novice Draft Dog -May 23, 2021 BMDCA Versatility Dog-May 23, 2021 BMDCA Draft Dog- September 12, 2021 BMDCA Draft Dog Qualifying Passes number 2 and 3 ( out of 5 needed) towards a Master Draft Dog Title. -October 15 and16, 2021


Oct 12, 2021 AKC Master Scent Work Title. German Shepherd Dog Club of Americal National Dog Show.


Oct. 12, 2021 AKC Advanced Scent Work High In Trial. German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Show.


Ledger (Lyonnese That’s One For The Books) had a great debut weekend at the Marshall MI Show July 17/18. Reserve WD in his 1st AKC show and he followed up the next day by winning BOB from the classes for a 4 pt major. Ledger and friend Jennifer made a great team. — Roxanne Repaal


Mercedes earned her AKC Excellent Handler Discrimination Scent Work Title. Also AKC Master Interior Scent Sport Title.


Mercedes AKC German Shepherd Dog Club of America Scent Work 1st place Master Container.


Verena AKC excellent Hander Discrimination Scent Work Title. Excellent Scent work Title


Verena AKC GSDCA National show AKC Sent Sport Advanced Container title and Advanced Interior Title