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Thanks to Pat for the excellent help in the show ring, and Julia for these extra pictures from the dog show. They really show everyone in action. Good thing I’m outside the ring.
After the Westwind Sporting Dog Specialty and the GSPCC Regional Specialty at AKC hosted at Spruce Meadows, we raced off to Cluny Alberta to setup for the GSPCC / ISCC field test.
We had almost 2 dozen dogs competing in FDJ and FD stakes in 2 tests. Hot weather took its toll on the dogs early in the day. After too many bottles of water to count, and some cloud cover and cool breeze, Janna ran Firepoints Making My Own Luck “Chance” in an FDJ stake to qualify for his final leg of his title with a score of 98%. Our highest test score yet! Way to go Janna and Chance.
If you want to check out other competitors from the field test, view my flickr gallery here
Last weekend we attended the West Wind Sporting Dog Specialty and the GSPCC Regional Specialty. Most of our dogs got a trip through the show ring. Asia showed in the Veteran and Field Dog classes just shy of her 11th birthday. She still hates the show ring, but can be convinced to do anything for food.
Janna showed Valentine to a big win on Friday and took a 4th in group placement. This moves Valentine into the top 10 shorthairs for show points in Canada this year. Way to go Janna and Valentine. Thanks to all the others that helped make our show weekend easier.
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It’s been a busy month for field trials. After attending the GSP & Brittnay club trials earlier this month, we attended the CPDC Trial west of Calgary this weekend. Janna is quickly becoming a seasoned veteran, while Jassen’s butt is still getting shaped to the saddle. Janna ran Valentine in the Derby stakes on Sunday, but went without a placement. Her brace mate Savannah, (a Brittany Spaniel owned by Harvey Linville) placed 4th.
Janna was also fortunate enough to get to play with Manette & Mike Jone’s Muff. Dunfur’s Diver “Muff” a well seasoned field trial dog took 2nd place in the Limited Amateur Stake. Other Shorthair’s were not as well behaved and went on a bit of a “walk about” but were safely returned home, although more tired than they wanted to be.
Janna finished out the weekend with a judging assignment in the puppy stakes on Monday. Jassen spent the weekend marshaling both the Limited Amateur and Limited Open stakes. Thanks to Doug Mackenzie and Don Nelson for the use of their horses.
Thanks to Dennis & Bonnie Hidalgo of Firefly Farm & Kennel. Both were kind enough to share their judging knowledge with us. Thanks to their sale of well trained horses to other field trial competitors, we were able to talk Don Nelson out of his horses. Now we just need to make space for 2 more mouths at home.
Janna was off to the Alberta Kennel Club dog show. Finally in the ring with some of our own dogs, “Firepoint’s Making My Own Luck” aka “Chance” took BOB on Saturday. He’s now finished his CKC Conformation Title.
Another great feat, Rosie (Firepoint’s Good Morning Sunshine), successfully finished her Rally Novice title by going High in Class, all owner handled. Congratulations to Mel and Rosie!
Another Dog show weekend. This time in Calgary. “Firepoint’s Lucky Number Seven” took BOB / BW over specials on Friday and Sunday, and Takes BW to finish his Championship. Congratulations to his family, Paul, Sue & George!
Once again, Janna and Seven were in the Dog show ring. This time, right here in Letbhrdge. Seven took Best of Breed / Best of Winners on Friday and Sunday, and took Reserve Winners dog on Saturday. Way to go Janna & Seven!
Janna attended the Red Deer Kennel Club conformation show over the weekend. She was showing “Firepoint’s Lucky Number Seven” for his owner Paul. Seven took best of Winner’s on Friday and Saturday, and Took Winner’s Dog & Best of Opposite Sex over specials under GSP Breeder Judge Mr. Tom Alexander.