May 12, 2015 by myeye
The four-day Albuquerque High Desert Cluster is done. Cardigans had early ring times (8:00, 8:00, 10:30, 9:00) — I need a nap. We scored yesterday when Judge Gloria Kerr gave our Salsa a 3-point major. When Salsa’s win photo arrives, I will proudly post it. Copper was Reserve today. Chase won nothing at all. I stewarded Obedience on Saturday and Sunday. The Obedience trial here was a regional qualifier so our training club acted as stewards. The trial was a huge success and I like to think our Club’s participation had much to do with it. I need a nap.
At the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty, Chase is well represented by his children. Yesterday at the herding trials, Lowri was High in Trial, High Scoring Champion of Record, High Combined Stock, and completed two titles. Stout was Reserve High in Trial and completed his Started Sheep title. Today at the Obedience Trials, Andy finished his CD with a High In Trial Score. He was also High Combined in Rally with two perfect runs. We are so proud of the kids and of their owners/trainers!
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May 8, 2015 by myeye
One of the two dog shows in the Albuquerque area is this weekend. We gathered up enough dogs to make a major for the girls. We have five Champions entered (including the Chaseman). Both Copper and Salsa are entered in the classes. The only unpleasant thing about the show this year is that we show at 8:00 AM tomorrow and Sunday. So, I’ll leave the office early today to bathe dogs. There will be no time tomorrow for touch-up grooming (much less a full groom).
Little Tuli is ten days too young to come play — darn it! Old Inca has no interest, nor does Daisy. We will have fun without them — and usually have excellent vendors!
Wish us well!
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April 3, 2015 by myeye
Last weekend, Jessica Viera showed Flutter (Bluefox Elyan Mariposa) at shows in Anchorage. On Saturday, Flutter was Winners Bitch/Best of Winners for her third Major and a completed Championship. The judge was Robert Vandiver. Flutter is seventeen months old. On Sunday, Jess moved Flutter up to the Champion class for Best of Breed and Judge Margaret Jones awarded her Best of Breed over three other champions. In the Herding Group Judge Jones gave her a Group III — I think/hope the first of many Group awards for this pretty girl.
I can’t say enough good things about Flutter’s “other mother” and primo handler Jessica Viera. She does such a lovely job of exhibiting her (and of washing off the mud). Our little girl is definitely a pig-dog!
Flutter’s Championship/Group Placement completed the requirements for her mother Lowri’s Register of Merit Bronze award. Flutter is the fourth champion in Lowri’s litter by GCh Twinroc Santa Paws ROMg “Dickens”. A fifth puppy, Peyton needs only a 3-point major to complete his Championship. We have been on a wild ride with this group of puppies — and have we ever enjoyed it. Here is Flutter’s “new champion” photo — she cleans up well.
And the Group III
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October 23, 2014 by myeye
We survived rain on Thursday and wind on Sunday. The majors held all four days (4-pointers for bitches on Thursday/Friday and 5 pointers for bitches on Saturday/Sunday). We had three days of Obedience/Rally, a pizza/salad lunch and educational program on the current Cardigan health survey. Our dogs did well.
Copper and Kevin Dooley earned a Companion Dog title with qualifying scores three days in a row. Copper was also high scoring Cardigan all three days. Don’t they look happy in this photo? Copper is a Chase daughter. Her litter sister Addie won the 5-point major on Saturday.
Salsa had a good cluster as well. On Saturday she was Best in Sweepstakes under Judge Jeri Lamy. This is only her second time shown — first time was in April at the National Specialty. She was beautifully handled by our friend Kim Raleigh.
On Sunday, under Judge Carol Moser-White, Salsa was Reserve Winners Bitch to the 5-point major. I was very proud of my happy little Chase Granddaughter.
Finally, Chase made an appearance — his last before he turned 7 on October 17th. On Thursday he was Best of Breed, on Friday, he was Best of Opposite Sex, on Saturday, he was Select Dog, and on Sunday he was Best of Opposite Sex. He loves to get out and show! Yes, it was a bit windy!
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October 15, 2014 by myeye
On Thursday it rained, on Sunday the wind blew, but we are hardy souls and persevered. Thursday and Friday the shows were held by Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club; Valencia Valley Kennel Club sponsored the weekend shows. Valencia Valley also held the three Obedience/Rally trials. In conformation, there were two dogs and ten bitches entered, 4 specials on Thursday, 5 on Friday. Saturday and Sunday there were two dogs and twelve bitches entered, 6 Specials on Saturday and 7 on Sunday. The 4 point and 5 point majors held and the dogs crossed over for majors most days.
The Elyan dogs did well — I couldn’t be more pleased with them. Kevin Dooley and Copper completed her CD in three straight days and earned High Scoring Cardigan each of those days. She is a Chase/Dory daughter (Elyan The Auburn Tigress HT CD). Her litter sister Addie (Elyan Adelaide Eco) won the 5-point major on Saturday and now has 11 points — one more major to finish her Championship. Little Salsa (McCombs Salsa Dancin on Elyan Street) was Best in Sweepstakes on Saturday and Reserve to the 5-point major on Sunday. Salsa is a GCh Holmes’ daughter and her mother is CH McCombs Telltail Fleetwood Mac’s Girl.
Kevin Dooley, Copper, the Judge and the loot –Good job Copper and Kevin!
My Best Boy Chase was Best of Breed on Thursday, Best of Opposite Sex on Friday, Select Dog on Saturday, and Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday. A different dog was Best of Breed each day and the points were spread around. Chase and Salsa were handled by Kim Raleigh who did a splendid job with them.
Today we bred Daisy — looking forward to puppies on December 16th.
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