The Valencia Valley Saturday All Breed Show (October 10th) has a CWCCA supported entry. The number of dogs entered is pitiful. It’s barely two points in both dogs and bitches, and there are only two Specials, both dogs. There’s only one veteran entered, nine puppy sweeps entries. Sunday’s class/specials entry (without Sweeps) is the same. That tells me the economy is in the process of gobbling up dog shows. (The SDOC obedience trial over Labor Day weekend was down 20 entries from the norm.) New Mexico suffers the Texas/Oklahoma AKC point schedule, which doesn’t help at all. I guess the folks in New York cannot fathom how huge are Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma — and that people don’t just hop in their cars and drive to the east side of Texas or to the northern border of Oklahoma for dog shows. Shoot — we don’t consider going to Las Cruces, NM as a quick trip.
Chase and I are working on other things these days (like sit, stay, and come). We entered to support the supported entry. It looks like it needed more support than we could contribute.