Hey thar! Just finished a whirlwind of a three day dog showing event. Big senior female puppy show weekend.
My son and I showed the puppies--been outta the ring for like a dozen years but first day on the Friday, Emmy and I took Best of Breed, Best of Winners, and Best Puppy in Breed (three pups entered with one professional handler shown male). I forget how the Canadian Kennel Club point scoring system works and was told at the Show Desk that Emmy had two points but now see she is listed as having three points and is the top eigth Australian Cattle Dog here in Canada. So I am no wiser and even more confused. I do believe that a dog needs one major (looks like Emmest got that on the Friday--yee haw) and a total of ten points to receive a Conformation Championship under CKC rules.
Best of Breed, Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Breed!!!!!!!
Her first time showing...YAH to puppers Emmy!
Saturday, my son and Lacy were on fire and took Best Opposite under a US judge...being the "Mom" in this equation, I am ever so proud to see Emmy and I get beat up by such good "in house" competition!
No photos yet of red speckled girl Lacy as I left my camera at home all weekend. My SIL (the professional photographer) showed up on the Sunday but she's got called to work so still waiting on those pics she took. I'll post those to my Pear-A-Dice thread once I receive them.
Now I can ramp up and get started on all those "have to wait until AFTER the dog show" things on the roster, eh.
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada