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Soleil BPIS

Soleil (from our 2015 Pointer litter – Locke x Puzzle) was awarded Best In Show Puppy (4-6 month) in November. Such a pretty girl, we are excited for her future with co-owner June Dennis in California!

Dog (show) tip of the week…

I always hate cords. They are obnoxious and always tangled and in the way and catching on things or caught in lids you are trying to close.

I was pretty happy with how things changed when I added these to my equipment…

 

Cable Cuffs. They have all sorts of these things in varying sizes and they have velcro style cord holders, pretty much anything you can imagine. They are inexpensive and can be found at any hardware or department store in one form or another.

I like these in particular because they are brightly colored and hard, so they are less likely to get lost or chewed/eaten by a dog.

I really like these because they keep my cords out of the way. I’m no longer closing cords in lids, they arent wrapped up around things, tied in knots, or hanging out everywhere. It makes packing up the dog equipment a breeze, and everything is that much tidier.

Wicked Updates….

Our Wicked litter is growing up quickly it seems.

Miss KJ (Yellow collar puppy – officially known as “Grandiose NABs A Wicked Stacked Deck”) is off on her grand adventures doing obedience and has even won Best Baby Puppy in Show at a UKC show a few months ago. So proud of her and look forward to hearing more awesome things from her in the future.

Miss Gizmo, who stayed here (was the pink collar puppy – officially known as “Grandiose Only Wicked After Midnight”) has been herding all summer and even found time to visit a few shows. She has 4 points towards her AKC championship as of this point, as well as a Puppy Group 4 and a Bred By Exhibitor Group 4. We are planning to enter her in the herding trials in the fall to try for her HT.

Float Like A Butterfly…

If there is one thing Flutter has taught me since she came home with me from Nationals almost a year ago, is that she wants to do things her way, in her own time…

Going into our local March shows, Flutter needed 3 single points to finish her Championship.

On Saturday, under judge Robert Vandiver, she did just that, plus some. She went BOW for a 4 point major (her third major) to finish her Championship.

Flutter New Champion (2)

On Sunday, we moved her up for her debut as a Special – and she decided to do one better by winning the Breed (and a 5 point Grand Championship major with Champions defeated) under judge Margaret Jones. Although, she wasnt done there. She went on to place third in the herding group later that afternoon.

Flutter AKKC Group 3

Candid photos from the weekend:

AKKC Group Flutter AKKC Group TVKC Cardigans Flutter (4) TVKC Cardigans Flutter (5)

Denver

I didn’t enter anything in the Denver show this year, but that still didn’t stop us from going to hang out and visit. 🙂
We took Maui up to Melissa for Juniors on Saturday and Monday, and I got to watch the two of them put in two awesome performances in the Juniors ring. They placed fourth in the huge Open Senior class on Saturday. Great start to the new show year. Maui is 8 and still acts like a two year old in the show ring! Love my silly old girl!!
We spent some time browsing the venders, picked up some stuff we needed, dropped off two of the stacking boxes with their new owners, and in general had a great time. I hate missing out on this show, but of well. Pointer entries in this area are horrible, so we are saving our pennies for a bit.