“Fancy Dog”

April 19, 2009

Have you ever heard that term before?  I hadn’t.  Today’s Judge used it after the show when she spoke with me about Chase.  32 of the 80 Champions entered at Nationals stayed over for the The Three Trails CWC Show.  Again Chase made it through the first cut, but didn’t crack the Award of Merit level.  I saw Gayle Garvin in the hotel lobby a couple of hours after the show.  I asked her if she had any comment on the deep coated brindle boy shown by the young woman in the pale blue suit.  The Judge said, “Oh, the fancy dog?”  We discussed how young he is (he turned 18 months old yesterday).  She said she expected, “In a couple of years, he will be winning.  That’s a very good dog who is also quite striking.”  She asked me to let her know how he does as he grows up.

I guess he is a “Fancy Dog”.  Sherri confirmed it — I just never heard the expression before.  Sherri showed Powell, so Lauren showed Chase today.  He loves her and she’s so good at keeping him engaged.  He looked wonderful.  At some point during the examinations, the judge stuck him way back in the pack, but then Chase and Lauren took a turn around the ring.  Lauren carefully held Chase back until he had running room, then let him go.  The judge walked over and moved him up eight places.  Good job, Lauren!


The Fancy Dog is now on his way to Canada. I hope he finishes quickly so he can come home.  Fancy Dog tickles my fancy.

  1. Kristine says:

    You can just call him, “Mr. Fancy Pants” now! Congrats on your success at nationals–it sounds like Chase showed really well.

  2. Sandy says:

    Ahhh-ha. Fancy is good. I had a judge call my miniature horse “Otis” (NOT a fancy name but he came into my life with it) “fancy”. And I thought, “Geesh, I hope that is a good thing.” It was. I talked to his breeder later in the day and she smiled when I told her what the judge had said. Getting a smile out of the breeder and a nod and a comment like, “I knew I should have kept that boy,” made ME smile. So when he tosses his little fancy mane and prances around with his fancy feet I think of him a truly fancy. And he wins because of it.

  3. Jeri says:

    Yeah I can totally see him as a fancy dog. ROFL It’s all in the face! Nice comments about him.

  4. Laura says:

    He looks pretty darn fancy to me!!! Great compliment.

  5. Sandy says:

    What a handsome boy……his handler is darling too. They definitely are “connected”.