Show Updates and Photos….

I’ve been bad about updating the blog lately….seems things always hit Facebook much more quickly, and I come here when I have time (whats that??) to sit down and post something in a little more “formal” manner…
We’ve done 3 shows over the past couple of weekends spanning June….the first weekend was the Flatirons shows in Longmont….I took a clients Cardigan and baby Puzzle….Nash (the Cardigan) was BOB both days for single points towards his Grand Championship. Puzzle had a ton of fun, but there were no points available, so that was really just our goal. She was WB/BOS both days and had fun playing in the grass in the show rings. LOL.

The following weekend was the local Colorado Springs shows. I had a different clients Cardigan Special and class bitch (Chase & Nola) and baby Puzzle. Puzzle was shown in the fun match on Friday night, and the judge awarded her the puppy Sporting group 1st. Nola was shown in the match as well and was awarded a Herding group 3rd. They were good girls 🙂 At the actual show the following day, Nola was WB/BOS for another single point towards her Championship, and Chase was SD (no points since there was no class competition to boost the counts in boys). Puzzle was WB/BOS (again, no points available in Pointers…)   On Sunday, I woke up not feeling well at all, so we missed Pointers….but made it to the show for Cardigans…Nola was again WB/BOS for another point, and this time Chase was BOB for the points he needed to finish his Grand Championship. He showed amazingly in the group, but got no love.

 

We had two weekends off, and then left this past Wednesday to head out to Oklahoma City for the Supported entry shows in Pointers and Cardigans. Nash came along for the ride hoping for the last three points he needed for his Grand, and we brought Puzzle and Camille along for the Pointer side of things. We had a blast. Puzzle was 3rd/3 in her 6-9 puppy class on Thursday, and Nash was SD for 2 points towards his Grand. Friday Puzzle was 1st/3 in her class, and RWB to the major. Nash was BOS to finish his Grand Championship. Saturday was supported entry day, and Puzzle was 1st/3 in her 6-9 month sweepstakes class, 1st in her regular puppy class, and went on to WB/BOW/Best Puppy, which earned her a 4 point major from the boys. Later on in the afternoon, she earned a Sporting Puppy Group 3rd under a Pointer breeder judge. Nash was Select Dog for GCh points towards his Bronze (should they decide to pursue that level…) Saturday night was the Pointer club match. The American Pointer Club is having their 75th Anniversary at the National next year, and so are sponsoring a “Progressive Puppy Match” series around the Nation right now. The first one was held at the OKC shows. The Overall Puppy Winner and the Best Opp puppy get to compete at a special event that will be held at the National next year.
Camille came along for the experience and to have fun at the match. She won the 3-6 month class over two of her litter sisters and another puppy, and went on to win Best of Opposite Sex Puppy in Match.
Puzzle won her 6-9 month class at the match as well. Sunday was probably the most stressful day, simply because as soon as we were done showing, we were hitting the road home…..packing up is always stressful for me when I know I need to do it quickly….Pointers were up first, and Puzzle, despite being completely freaked out by a dog barking loudly in a room that adjoined the show hall, managed to pull off 1st in her class, WB/BOW, picking up the major off the boys again (3 points).  Nash showed well, but wasnt the judges type, and got the gate. In a ring that was 9+ Specials deep every day, I was proud of him for being in the ribbons 3 out of 4 days….

Quick phone pic over the Photogs shoulder of Puzzles 4 point major win at the Supported entry under Bradley Jenkins.

Nash Strutting his stuff in the breed ring…

And shots from the Pointer ring on Saturday…

The gorgeous lineup for Best In Sweeps…

And we made it home safely and the fire in CO Springs is 75% contained and the dogs are happily playing…..and I still have a van to unload….

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