Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Larkin - Group 4th & Group 1st

Larkin had a successful weekend at the Saskatoon Dog Show.   She won Best of Breed twice and then went on to win a Group 4th under Catherine Barlow and a Group 1st under Mark Houston-McMillan. It was a real thrill to show her in the Best in Show ring (and very nerve-wracking).  She also won Best Owner Handled in Group that day.

Those wins have now put her as the #2 flat-coated retriever female in Canada.

I'm not a big fan of show photos - they never seem to show off the dog very well and like the others, I don't feel that this one does Larkin justice.  She is poised to leap after the toy thrown by the photographer.   Oh well, it was a proud moment anyway!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Best Puppy in Show

What an amazing weekend for Ole (Blazingstar Crimson Topaz - from our Flip x Puffin litter) and his owner Avey at the Saskatoon Dog Show.  As well as winning more championship points, putting him at 8 points, he won Best Puppy in Group twice and went on to win Best Puppy in Show under judge Guy Jeavons.

We are very proud of both Ole and Avey!