Saturday, February 26, 2011

Savi wins her first point!

Savi posing on the second day of showing
Savi, shown in the Bred by Exhibitor class (BBE) by me, her breeder/owner, went Winner's Bitch at the Walkill Kennel Club show to earn her first conformation point.  She is really starting to get this show thing down and stood for exam and moved nicely around the ring.  Our good friend Lilly came to help us because big sister Jam was also entered in Breed and it is impossible to handle two dogs at once.
Jam in the Sporting Group
Sister Jam, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze,JH,NA,NAJ,NSD,V, won Best of Breed to earn her 2nd Grand Champion point and it was fun showing her in the Sporting Group.

As this was a local show, we saw lots of friends and were even able to go home for lunch, let the dogs play and relax a bit before heading back to the show site for groups.  Back for two more days of shows and hopefully more points.  Plus, some of our favorite vendors are at the show so we may be doing a bit of shopping!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Watching Westminster

Savi watching the Terrier Group.  Savi's daddy Clay won the breed at Westminster in 2007.
An annual tradition and one we thoroughly enjoy, is watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show also known as America's Dog Show.  It truly is the greatest dog show in the world and always an exciting time, from checking online to seeing who won the breed in Weimaraners and our other favorite breeds, to watching the Group competitions and recognizing friends and handlers on TV.  The winning Weimaraner, Jimmie, BIS BISS Silhouette's Life in the Fast Lane, handled by Keith Pautz (who is also Bravo's handler), looked great and made the cut in the Sporting Group.  Another Weim relative, Schwinn, who is out of Trixie's littermate Rose x Clay, (the identical pedigree to our Clay x Trixie litter that produced Savi), went Best of Opposite.

The big news:  Congratulations to the Westminster 2011 Best in Show winner...the fabulous Scottish Deerhound Hickory with her young handler Angie!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday morning obedience class

 Training is always more fun with a friend.  Savi and her buddy Charlie, showed off their down stays with all kinds of distractions at our Friday morning obedience class at Kathy Santo Dog Training.
Sit stays with a little conversation on the side!