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.