Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Canadian Specialty - Calgary 2010

Tinbie in the ring at the 2010 Specialty, with Pat

Sorry, we are still catching up with news from the summer....

At the end of July, Liz packed up the van and took Tinbie, Lupine and Cava to the National and Regional Specialties in Calgary.

At the Alberta Specialty, Lupine won Best Veteran in Sweepstakes under UK judge, Sue Jones - what a thrill! Then Cava, at her first ever show, won Best Puppy in Show under UK judge Vivianne Bowen. That was a very good day for us!

At the Canadian Specialty, Lupine pulled off a perfect score of 100 in the Rally Advanced B class, winning the class. Tinbie finished his Rally Novice title. Rod Deacon's Lindy won the Open B class in obedience. Kona placed 3rd in Rally Novice A in the Alberta trial and also qualified in the National trial. Cava won the 6-9 month class in puppy sweeps and Lupine placed 2nd in her class in veteran sweeps. In the regular show, Willow and Kona placed 1st and 2nd in a very competitive 12-18 month class. Willow is Blazingstar Brown Buffalobean and Kona is Blazingstar Brown Coneflower. We were very proud of those two girls! They both looked great in the ring. Liz was very brave and took them both in to the Brace competition, but we were not very coordinated and placed 2nd, out of 2, in the class.

As usual, the best part of the show was meeting up with old friends, making new ones and visiting with our dogs and their relatives. We finally got to meet Merlyn (a Huxley son) and his owners Danusia and Bob, who live in Ontario.

Thank-you to everyone who helped me at the specialty - especially Pat for showing Tinbie and Darren and Michele for helping me set up and take down my shade tent and generally stay organized. Thanks to Christine for letting me show off Willow. And to Rod, Julia, Margareta, Karen, Sarah, Amanda, Judy, Heather and anyone else who I roped into holding dogs for me at ringside! Andy stayed at home and looked after Teva and her puppies.

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