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CONGRATULATIONS MARKUS!!!!

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Markus Maaser, from California Elite Dogs, placed 25th out of 125 dogs, with his dog Franio; with a 278 at the Bundesiger Prufen in Meppen Germany this past weekend!! We are very proud of him and lucky to have him as our Master Trainer. 

Our own Master Trainer, Markus Maaser, selected as one of 4 Helpers for the new multi breed IGP CACIT Championship - for 2023 in Braunsbedra, Germany. Over 60 dogs, multiple breeds including German Shepherds, Malinois, Dobermans, Rottweilers, and Dutch Shepherds, just to name a few!! 

Great Job - Markus!!!! 

April 2023 - Visiting Germany 

We took a long trip to Germany in April visiting Markus to do some training and did a trial where we achieved our FH1 tracking title. Then we headed off to Boston for the Working Dog Championships, and then headed back to California where we did a DVG trial earning a 285 IPO3 achieving high in trial - with helper Eric Costa from Wild West Dog Club in Delhi California. Great times with great friends.  

Django getting some hiking in after a long hiatus rehabbing an injury

Raised in a loving home. Morning time with Naika

Environmental exposure and socialization with Naika

Naika hanging out with mom and morning coffee

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Here they are with team captain - Christine Clay. 

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Claudia and Django brought home a trophy from the WUSV Sieger World Championships in Spain - November 2021. Their first time on a world's stage with the US team, they got 'High in Trial' for Obedience. 

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We just returned from the 2021 Working Dog Championship in St. Louis!! What a trip - in more ways than one. Christopher Campbell and his dog - Sirk - got fourth place overall!!

Django and I got his first IGP 3 title!

Quite an achievement for a young dog competing in a stadium environment for the first time. 

As shared in the Jackson Hole magazine

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Django is having fun as well - here I am with him on the podium. He got his V-2 rating at the recent Northwest Regional Conformation Show in Clements, CA. 

And here we are, sharing the stage with Amber Chrystal, our handler for the show.

A big day and quite an achievement for my boy. 

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Jackson Hole magazine article - Claudia Howard - California K9 Security and Companion Dogs
Jackson Hole magazine article - California K9 - Claudia Howard

California Elite is featured in Jackson Hole Magazine with an article on how California Elite Family Security and Protection Dogs go beyond 'just protection dogs'.

News Flash! On December 12th, 2020; Django successfully was awarded his IGP2 Title at Placer County Schutzhund Club with scores of 95-90-91under USCA Judge Robert Johantgen. 

Claudia and Django at Placer County Schutzhund Club December 12 2020
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And in a recent issue of the duPont Registry!!

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