Hall of Fame

Grand Champions

 

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TOWNSVILLE'S FIRST TRACK & SEARCH GRAND CHAMPION

Debbie Schmidt  ::  German Shepherd Dog 

"Furi"

2020

TS Grand CH T. CH. Monsimbee They Call Me Furi RN

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TOWNSVILLE’S SECOND TRACK & SEARCH GRAND CHAMPION 2023

Julie Combridge :: German Shepherd Dog

‘Tara’

TS. GRAND CH. Chakoonya Cobalion RA TDX

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TOWNSVILLE’S THIRD TRACK & SEARCH GRAND CHAMPION 2023

Tanya Hill :: Dobermann

‘Isa’

TRI CH.(T)(TS) NEUT. CH. Kriegmann Vanity Fair (AI)

Obedience Champions

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIRST AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Alex Mollison  ::  Border Collie 

“Sandy”

1985

CH. Jarisna Abbas CDX UD TDX OC 

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TOWNSVILLE’S SECOND AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Val (& Phil) Litster  ::  German Shepherd

 “Sinner” 

1987 

Verwatten Eynara CDX UD TDX AOC 

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TOWNSVILLE’S THIRD AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Ray Taylor’s  ::  Golden Retriever 

“Cosmos” 

1991

CH. Tarrega Ty Cosmos CDX UD TDX AD OC 

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TOWNSVILLE’S FOURTH AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Mal Holland  ::  Rottweiler 

“General”

1995

CH. Androssen Fabian CDX UD TDX OC. See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIFTH AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Mal Holland  ::  Curly Coated Retriever 

“Gunga Din” 

1998

Clethray Aristocrat CDX UD TDX ADX ET OC . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE’S SIXTH AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Ray Taylor  ::  Golden Retriever 

“Photon” 

1998

Goldtreve Photon CDX UD TDX AD OC 

7th OB CH

TOWNSVILLE’S SEVENTH AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Lawrie & Vanda Knauth  ::  German Shepherd 

“Peta” 

2001

Securleigh Foxy Lady UD AOC 

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TOWNSVILLE’S EIGHTH AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Ted & Hazel Morris  ::  Australian Kelpie

"Blitz"

2002

CH OC Morkerbrook Stormi Blitz AD ET JDM . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

9th OB CH

TOWNSVILLE’S NINTH AUSTRALIAN OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Mal Holland  :: Australian Kelpie

"Booka"

2004

OC TCH Luack Jo ADM JDM ET . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

Rally Obedience Champions

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIRST RALLY OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Renate Linder  ::  Belgian Shepard Groenenael

"Lily" 

2018

RO CH Belgnte Black Magic CD TDX AD JD SD GD SPD 

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TOWNSVILLE’S SECOND RALLY OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Lisa Sinclair  ::   Border Collie

"Coffee N Creme" 

2019

RO CH Milangimbi Coffe N Creme CDX RAE TD 

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TOWNSVILLE’S THIRD RALLY OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Renate Linder  ::  Belgian Shepard Groenenael

"Dixie"

2019

RO CH Beljekali One Sweet Girl CDX RAE 

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TOWNSVILLE’S FOURTH RALLY OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Julie Doig  :: English Staffordshire Bull Terrier

"Zoe" 

2019

RO CH T CH Diamondrio Suzie CD 

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIFTH RALLY OBEDIENCE CHAMPION

Lucille Robinson  :: Labrador x English Staffordshire Bull Terrier

"Chilli" 

2022

RO CH Chilli CD 

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TOWNSVILLE’S SEVENTH RALLY CHAMPION 2023

Barbara Tuck :: German Shepherd X

‘AJ’

R CH AJ RM T.KS

Tracking Champions

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIRST TRACKING CHAMPION

Mal Holland  ::  Australian Kelpie

"Booka"

2004

OC TCH Luack Jo ADM JDM ET . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE’S SECOND TRACKING CHAMPION

Judy Forbes-Faulkner  ::  Border Collie

"Tammy"

2005

TCH Sandygate Anzac Tammy CDX JDX ADX 

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TOWNSVILLE’S THIRD TRACKING CHAMPION

Dave Horsley  ::   Labrador Retriever

 “Ben” 

2006

TCH Delmundi Brutus Maximus CDX AD JD 

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TOWNSVILLE’S FOURTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Mal Holland  ::  Koolie

"Spud"

2010

TCH Allambie Fergus CCD AD . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIFTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Carolyn Lynn  ::  German Shepherd Dog

 “Xena” 

2011

TCH Beychief Miracle Gift 

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TOWNSVILLE’S SIXTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Mal Holland  ::  Australian Kelpie

"Holly" 

2011

TCH Kellor Holy Loch CCD CD JD GD . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE’S SEVENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Ingrid Groeger-Stone  ::Wolfhound x

"Sushi"

 2012

TCH Sushi . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE'S EIGHTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Judy Forbes-Faulkner  :: Border Collie

"Star"

2012

T Ch Sandygate Ima Star CD RE JDX GD SPDX . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE'S NINTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Louise Ashworth  :: Rottweiler

"Poppy"

2013

T.Ch Moya Sunrise Poppy RE JDX GD 

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TOWNSVILLE'S TENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Debbie Schmidt  ::  German Shepherd Dog 

"Kenzie"

2015

T.Ch Bossface Mackenzie . See below Memorable Dogs for their dog story

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TOWNSVILLE'S ELEVENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Heidi Christofell ::  German Shepherd Dog

"Heiko"

2016

T.CH Raennik Heiko RE 

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TOWNSVILLE'S TWELFTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Tanya Hill  ::  Doberman 

"Renoir"

2016

Dual CH. (T) Darchaltan Designa Genes (AI) 

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TOWNSVILLE'S THIRTEENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Carolyn Lynn :: Australian Kelpie

"Kelly"

 2016

T. CH. Callicoma Leaps & Bounds 

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TOWNSVILLE'S FOURTEENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Debbie Schmidt  ::  German Shepherd Dog

 "Furi"

2017

T. CH. Monsimbee They Call Me Furi 

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TOWNSVILLE'S FIFTEENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Heather Northover ::  Rhodesian Ridgeback

"Zeus"

2017

Dual CH (T) Ngidlha Shaba Bayete JD RN 

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TOWNSVILLE'S SIXTEENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Janette Cusson  ::  German Shepherd Dog 

"Jax"

2018

 T. CH. Raennik Natan 

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TOWNSVILLE'S SEVENTEENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Julie Doig::English Staffordshire Bull Terrier

"Zoe"

2018 

T. CH. Diamondrio Suzie CCD RE 

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TOWNSVILLE'S EIGHTEENTH TRACKING CHAMPION

Tanya Hill :: Doberman

"Isa"

2019 

Dual CH. (T) Kriegmann Vanity Fair (AI) 

Track & Search Champions

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TOWNSVILLE'S FIRST TRACK AND SEARCH CHAMPION

Tania Hill  ::  Doberman 

"Renoir"

2017

D Triple CH (TS) (T) Darchaltan Designa Genes (AI) 

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TOWNSVILLE'S SECOND TRACK AND SEARCH CHAMPION

Debbie Schmidt  ::  German Shepherd Dog

"Furi"

2017

TS CH T CH Monsimbee They Call Me Furi RN 

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TOWNSVILLE'S THIRD TRACK AND SEARCH CHAMPION

Tania Hill  ::  Doberman 

"Isa"

2021

Triple CH (TS) (T) Kriegmann Vanity Fair (AI)

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TOWNSVILLE'S FOURTH TRACK AND SEARCH CHAMPION

Julie Combridge ::  German Shepherd Dog 

"Tara"

2022

TS CH Chakoonya Cobalion RA TDX

Agility Champions

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TOWNSVILLE’S FIRST NATIONAL AGILITY DOG CHAMPION UNDER THE NEW RULES

Bruce Samway  ::   Border Collie 

“Penny” 

1992

Danrophy Penelope CDX UD AD 

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TOWNSVILLE AND AUSTRALIA'S FIRST AGILITY CHAMPION (New Rules)

Wendy Craven  ::  Australian Kelpie

"Holly" 

2006

AG CH Holly ADO JDO SDX JDM 

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TOWNSVILLE'S SECOND AGILITY CHAMPION

Katrina Stonestreet  :: Manchester Toy Terrier

"Soda"

2015

AG CH 300 Sasndash Sammydavis RN JDM JDO ADM ADO SPDM GDM SDM 

 

Memorable Dogs

Gunga Din

Name Clethray Aristrocrat AOC TDX ET

Breed: Curly Coated Retriever

D.O.B. 28/10/94

Sire: Aust Champion Jaycind Loyal Baron

Dam: Australian Champion Morrloch Glenfinan

OWNED by Mal & Dawn Holland

TRAINED by Mal Holland

 

“Gunga” as he was known, was named after a famous Indian Water Boy who was a hero in the British Wars in India.

Gunga was no hero in the obedience ring, in fact his temperament was suspect from an early age, he was a Gun Dog by breed but not by nature, he was afraid of gunfire, terrified of thunder and lighting, did not like loud noises and even could not be fussed about water. He tracked flat out and often over shot turns because he would not slow down. His agility performances were modest as his never ending wagging tail usual knocked a bar off somewhere, however he got to Agility Dog Excellent just prior to retirement. In spite of his suspect temperament he made it to Australian Obedience Champion mainly due to many long hours in training.

His best UD performance came in Mackay during a trial when the signal exercise (no verbal commands could be used) had just commenced, a gunshot was heard away in a cane paddock, Gunga stuck to Mal` s leg like glue and preformed like a true champion, not game to move away nor miss a command.

His good point was that he loved every body and was devoted to his pack (family).

Embarrassment Moment: One night during the start of a thunder storm Dawn opened the rear house door to secure him in his kennel when he suddenly crashed past her and raced upstairs and commenced to dig a security hole in the middle of Mal & Dawns bed.

Gunga in his retirement played watchdog at Mal & Dawn’s daughters' house where he was allowed to sleep inside.

 

General

Ch.Androssen Fabian AOC

DOB: 30th April 1990 to 30th October 2001

First Male Rottweiler to achieve Dual Australian Championships

Call Name: “General”

Bred by: Barbara Levy

Sire: Androssen Bader

Dam: Androssen Chipke

Owned by: Mal and Dawn Holland

Trained by: Mal Holland

 

A dog of excellent temperament, good with children, adults and all animals.

Faults: He loved to chase wallabies.

Quotes: He was not just a dog he was my mate and we all loved him so.

While not the greatest obedience, agility or tracking dog he put it all together to reach Dual Australian Championship Status. Australian Obedience Champion and Australian Champion.

Embarrassing Moment: During a signal exercise on a very hot day in Utility Dog Competition on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland in which hand signals only were allowed to be used, the judge instructed Mal the handler to do an about turn during the heeling phase.  General casually left the ring to sit by my wife’s side under a shady tree much to the delight of the crowd.

 

Blitz

Australian Champion; Obedience Champion

Morkerbook Stormi Blitz, ADM, ET. JDM.

Two Australian Champion Titles

Herding title - 2005

By Ted Morris

Blitz by name and Blitz by nature came to us as an adult dog of ten months in December 1997 after a social visit to the breeders outside of Bundaberg.

We had gone through as far as Adelaide with our heart set on a female kelpie about eight weeks old and a picture of the type we wanted firmly set in our minds, a solid style, well boned and from a good background and bloodline, no such luck. On the way home we arrived at Morkerbook Kennels, all they had was two males 10 months old. Nicely put together but alas, no way, as we had a ten year old male Bluie at home. After a cuppa and a yarn, guess what, we left Bundaberg with a ten month old male in the wagon.

What a disaster, got home and old Bluie skittled him, telling him whose yard it was. Then the fun started, after cattle dogs and dingoes, the old bloke not only couldn’t handle him but he was wild (some even said feral) he had never heard the roar of heavy traffic and bongo drums in cars sent him crazy so I decided to take him back.

Then I got the biggest challenge one could ever get, a few so-called experts said “you will never train that ratbag as long as you live” so he stayed and I made them eat their words. Easter carnival ’99 saw the Novice Obedience title, then came the Open Obedience title and one Qualification in U.D. in six and half months (one season) The first and only dog to ever achieve this feat in North Queensland. Also came the Endurance titles and the Australian Champion title (confirmation) and Obedience Point Score Winner (Cattle dog/Kelpie Club of Queensland) all in the same year. 2000 saw Blitz achieve his U.D. title, this was a quiet year. 2001 saw him being worked heavily after the Australian Obedience Championship and the Agility and Jumping titles. This season produced 4 Qualifications toward the A.O.C. as well as Agility Dog (Novice) and Jumping Dog (Novice) 2002 was the year of achievements, Jumping Dog Open, Agility Dog Open, Jumping Dog Masters, a first in North Queensland and the Australian Obedience Title. The first Kelpie to gain this title in Queensland and making him the only ever Dual Champion Kelpie in the State 2003 saw the Agility Masters come Blitz’ way, putting him on the top of the ladder. His is an act for others to follow and achieve, when they equal this I’ll be the first to congratulate both handler and dog, and say “Well Done”

What satisfaction and pride to gain a standard so high in such a short time.

 

Booka

Australian Kelpie Luack Jo Obedience Champion: Tracking Champion

Agility Dog Masters, Jumper Dog Masters,

Endurance Dog

Owned by Mal and Dawn Holland and trained by Mal Holland

Booka a left over pup from a litter at Woodstock was a spur of the moment selection when a top breed line failed to measure up. An add in the local paper took Mal to Woodstock where he met Lucy Joynson a member of the Canine Obedience Club of Townville. After due consultation the little Kelpie pup was acquired. Booka was held back from competition until she was eighteen months of age when she was entered in her first Trial a Sweepstake where she scored 193/200. She followed quickly by gaining her Companion Dog Title in three trials and then her Companion Dog Excellent in three trials. At the same time she was entered into Agility and Jumper trials where she gained the required qualifying scores to gain Novice Agility and Jumper Titles in her first year. During her second season in trailing she was held out of all obedience Titles to allow her to mature a little, her nose and legs were kept busy by starting her entry into tracking gaining her Tracking dog Title in three outings, she followed this up by gaining the first leg of her Tracking Dog Excellent Title T3. During the same year she acquired her Endurance dog Title and the Agility and Jumper Dog Excellent Titles.

The year 2004 was the high point of her short working life as she acquired six titles all with in a period of four months. Masters in Agility and Jumpers came during mid year, to be followed by a Tracking leg T4 and the following day her Tracking dog Excellent Title at Alice River under two separate judges, a month later at the double Tracking Trial at Crystal Creek she acquired the Tracking Champion Title at her first attempt. Utility Dog Title came a little later with scores of 193,185 and, 176.When you are hot you are hot and Mal kept her running chasing her Australian Obedience Title, ten trials later she had acquired the following qualifying scores 191,186,188,190 and 185 out of 200 all qualifying scores were in first place.(To gain an Obedience Champion title the dog must gain five qualifying score of 185/200 or more with three first places and under three different judges). Strong claims are now being checked to see if she is the most titled dog in Obedience in Australia and clearly the highest qualified Australian Kelpie ever.

OC,T.CH, Luack Jo ("Booka") UD,ET,ADM,JDM. DOB: 2nd November 2000.

Bred by: Lucy & Jack Joynson, Woodstock. 4816

Sire: Luack Indiana CD,ET. Dam: Wingdari Red N Tan.

Has amassed 14 titles in two and a half years.

CD,CDX,AD,JD. Titles 2002.

ET,ADX,JDX,TD. Titles 2003.

TDX, T.CH, ADM, JDM, UD. OC Titles 2004.

1st Kelpie Tracking Champion in North Qld. (probably the first ever Kelpie) Has gained five qualifying scores of total five required towards Australian Obedience Title(Qual. Scores 193, 186, 191,188 & 185)

Obedience Point-score winner Cattle Dog & Kelpie Club 2002.

Agility Point Score winner Cattle Dog & Kelpie Club 2003.

Numerous Perpetual Club Trophies 2002/3

Owned & Trained by: Mal Holland

Owner's Comment: A reliable little plodder

 

Spud

Tracking Champion

Allambie Fergus, or Spud, as he was commonly known, was born on the Atherton Tablelands on the 05/08/2008, one of five males. Mal his owner wanted a bitch but became weak after seeing the pup he choose Spud as pick of the litter.

Spud had three early setbacks as a pup.  The first when he was in the park behind his house and a large GSD rolled him over and really roughed him up. Spud never really got over that day.  The other two occasions were when he was left with friends & they locked him in a chicken coup with an electric fence. Spud became entangled in the fence when he tried to escape, undergoing a few terrible minutes connected to a live electric fence. The third occasion was when he was left with his breeder who had electric fences all around her property and once again he became entangled when he tried to escape. This time his outward look on life was severely rattled & he took quite some time to recover.

His tracking expertise was very sound and he acquired his Tracking Championship in eight trials. In his first track he was judged by Debby Lamprecht from Brisbane at Tansey and in his last trial was again judged by Debby at Alice River.

He followed up normal tracking with Track & Search Trials, and managed to achieve his Track & Search Dog Title in four trials.

Spud was an unusual dog and not at all confident about the unknown. He achieved modestly in Obedience & Agility, his one great feature is he was a marvellous “Watch Dog”.