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.
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.