Monday, September 26, 2016

Bad Bad Blogger!

It would seem that it has been a year since the last blog post.  That's bad.

But we have had an exceptionally busy year.... 

We will try to catch up with some of the highlights over the next couple of weeks - putting the results and news back in the time slots where they happened. 

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!