Category Archives: Domino
I entered all the Cardis in the local Herding Group Specialty show the last weekend in May. Figured why not 😉 may be crazy, but it may be worth it. It was a great weekend!
On Friday, May 30th, under Judge Sharon Anne Redner, our Gable (Allegro Grandiose Frankly My Dear) went Winners Dog from the Bred By Exhibitor class, and went on to go Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex over 2 male Specials to turn 2 points into a 4 point major!! Go Gable!
Our Domino (Samhain Sticks and Stones) was Reserve Winners Dog to Gable.
Baby Flutter (Bluefox Elyan Mariposa) was Reserve Winners Bitch, and had a grand time all weekend. Shes so stinkin cute, and its hilarious that every judge over the weekend told her how cute she was while she was on the table. She loved every second of it!
Widget, (Ch Samhain Witchcraft at Grandiose) who we decided to play with to see if we can get her Grand Championship done this year before she gets bred, was awarded Best of Breed for a 5 point Grand Champion major and another Champions Defeated win. Nothing in group for Miss Widget.
On Saturday, May 31st, under Judge Debra Long Gschwender, Domino was Winners Dog for a 3 point major, and went on to be awarded Best of Winners and BEST OF BREED from the classes over 4 Specials for a 5 point major! Go Dom! Thats one heck of a way to earn your first major!
Flutter was again Reserve Winners Bitch (to the bitch major).
On Sunday, June 1st, under Judge Rick Gschwender, Gable was Winners Dog (for 2 points) and went on to Best of Winners (for another 4 point major).
All in all, it was a great weekend. 2 majors for Gable, a major for Domino, a Grand Champion major for Widget, and major Reserve for Flutter. Yep. Great weekend 🙂
Havent done many this year. Between back to back Nationals on opposite ends of the country and puppies soon after, the show this past weekend has been our second all breed show this year. We made it into a vacation and had a ton of fun visiting with friends and watching different breeds show. Got to participate in and watch the Eukanuba Breeders Stakes on Friday night which was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Its neat to watch the different groups of dogs and see so many breeding programs at once. Having three dogs from each program in the ring together is a great visual. Took a ton of photos!!
As always, coming home with points is icing on the cake. I didnt expect much, as I really just wanted to go to the shows to get a break from the real world. Baby Locke ended up winning a 5 point major on Sunday under breeder judge Dana Massey (who is more famous for her Weimeraners than her Pointers…) and Domino picked up an additional point on Sunday as well to add to his small count. He hasnt been out much since he turned a year old, and is finally starting to look a bit more like an adult Cardigan instead of an awkward teenager. Both boys were Reserve Winners Dog on Saturday in their respective breeds.
Camille (or as one judge referred to her – “The white bitch”) won her class both days but went no further. Widget as well…won her class both days but went no further.
My little Blue man is growing up! Domino will be out showing this year selectively working towards his Championship now that he has decided to mature a bit. He turns 2 later this month and once all the Nationals hubub is over, we will finish his health testing so he can be all “official”. He is CERF Normal from Oct 2012, DM Carrier, and Fluff Clear.
Domino showing at the Denver Shows, February 2013…
The last two shows we have gone to (over the past two weekends….) have been “Group Shows”…different from all breed shows, which include breeds from all 7 AKC groups, Group Shows focus on just the breeds from a single AKC Group.
In late October, it was the Continental Divide Herding Associations Inaugural show. Since I like to support new clubs that host the only specialties I will probably see in this region for my breeds, we entered Domino and Widget. Domi has not been shown since the National, since he has just been sitting at home growing up (slowly but surely). Since they didnt offer a 15 to 18 month class in Sweeps, he was only entered in the regular breed, and had a BLAST being in the show ring again. He was WD for another single point towards his total. Widget won her Sweeps class, and was WB/BOW/BOS for another single point towards her total.
In November, it was the New Mexico Sporting Dog Fanciers. I love this show, but it falls after a lot of long clusters and a long fall string of shows, and I’m either burned out, broke, finished everything, or a combination of all by the time it rolls around. But, since I needed a single point for Puzzle to finish, we entered and made the trip down. Under judge Anne Katona (who, ironically, was the very first judge Puzzle ever showed to…) Puzzle was WB/BOB for the single point she needed to finish her Championship (pending AKC Approval, of course!) and at just shy of 1 year old, she managed to do it all from the puppy classes. With a 6 hour drive home, we opted not to stay for Groups or Puppy Groups (she was Best Puppy of Breed) as well….and made the drive home instead. Hopefully her New Champion photo turns out nicely 🙂 (and shows up quickly!!)
On Saturday, we took Puzzle, Domino, and Widget to get their eyes checked (CERF’d) as part of their health testing…happy to say all three are “Normal” 🙂 One down, bunch more to go. Many have a minimum age, so aren’t going to happen immediately, but will be done in the next year as the dogs come of age.
Oh boy oh boy oh boy.
I’m gonna keep a LONG week (and story!) short….it was a FANTASTIC national. I had a great time, met a lot of great people, got to see people I rarely get to see. Had a fantastic time with friends, saw some great and not-so-great Cardigans. And hey, we even came home with (pieces of) a Ribbon and a beautiful pottery bowl!
Domino was his usual rock star self. I love my blue puppy beyond words. When the maturity fairy visits, we will have a LOT of fun! He placed third in his regular class….here is the unofficial win pic:
Nothing like a gorgeous blue boy (and yes, I am highly biased – but I’ve been told the same thing by a number of unbiased people, so I really do believe its true beyond my own eyes….) that can MOVE like the wind as well (and correctly to boot!)
There were some wonderful candid photographers ringside, and I’ve been hunting down candids, since my camera never left its bag the whole week! LOL.
As I receive them…I hope to be able to post some of them here 🙂