Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Here are some celebratory photos taken on Canada Day 2012

Even Salander got into the spirit of Canada Day!

American Specialty - Part 2

Michele, Teva, Tinbie, Puffin, Cava and Liz participated in the conformation events at the FCRSA National Specialty in Wisconsin.  It was a long, long, long drive to get there......   Cava was also entered in rally, but she came into season the day before we left.

Liz showed Tinbie in the bred-by exhibitor class and placed 2nd in this huge class full of gorgeous dogs.  The  dog that won the class (Jennifer Andrew's lovely dog, Huntlane Lake Effect), went on to win Winners Dog and Best of Opposite.  Tinbie got to go back in the ring and was awarded Reserve Winners Dog.  What a thrill!

Liz and  Tinbie in the ring - thanks to Barbel Gammon for this photo!
Tinbie shows off his giant ribbon at home
Cava showed in the Amateur Owner Handler class, another large class filled with quality dogs.  She placed 2nd in the class, which was very nice!

Liz and Cava in the ring.  Photo courtesy of Barbel Gammon.
Cava poses at home with her ribbon.
Puffin showed in the Bred-by Exhibitor class, a large class of 21 beautiful girls.  We were absolutely thrilled to win the class!

A very overheated Liz with Puffin in the ring.  Photo courtesy of Barbel Gammon.

Puffin posing with her ribbon.

On the last day, Liz showed Puffin and Cava in the brace class.  They showed nicely and we managed not to get too tangled up together!  They placed 3rd in the class.

The specialty judge was Wies Boermans, a well-respected dutch flat-coat breeder/judge.  We have admired her dogs for many years, so it was nice to do so well under her and well worth the long, long, long drive!