Wednesday, December 8, 2010

End of Year Wrap-Up

Well, we certainly have had a good year!

At the Blackthorn side:

CT CH PatchMtn C Pepper N Paisley RE OA OAJ NF OAP OJP RD
Open Standard Preferred Agility
Open Jumpers With Weaves Preferred Agility

CT GCH CH Blackthorn Coreopis of PatchMt RN NA NAJ
Variable Surface Tracker
Champion Tracker
Grand Championship

CH PatchMt Spring Thyme at Blackthorn TD
Tracking Dog

As breeder:

GCh CH Blackthorn’s Flower Power - Grand Championship, #1 Dalmatian in the country

CH Dapper Dan’s Dancing at Blackthorn RE - Rally Advanced, Rally Excellent

CH Black Thorn’s Lucas Legend RE NA - Rally Excellent, Novice Standard Agility

CH Blackthorn Violet of PatchMt OA NAJ - Open Standard Agility

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Springfield Photos

Here are the pictures from Springfield Mass shows in November. Spring - me showing - was Best of Breed on Saturday, Corey was Best of Opposite Sex. On Sunday Corey was Best of Breed and a Group 4, Spring was Select Bitch. Corey is shown by his best friend, Linda McCartney-Roy, professional handler.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Springfield Shows

Pictures are pending, but we had great fun at the recent shows in Springfield Mass. In addition to breed and obedience, this show is billed at the largest indoor agility trial in the US. While I did manage to run Corey in 3 classes, alas, no qualifying scores. Poor boy just can't multitask like his mother could. Guess we'll concentrate on agility only trials in the future.

On Friday, Daisy was BOB and Group 4, and Spring was Select Bitch for her first Grand Champion points. Half sister Lucy was Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners for her first major. Corey was not entered.

On Saturday, Spring was BOB - what a thrill! Daisy was Select Bitch and Corey was BOS. Corey's puppy Derry was Winner's Dog for his first 2 points, handled by Ann Smith.

On Sunday, Corey was BOB and a Group 4, while Spring was again Select Bitch. Daisy wasn't shown on Sunday.

What a fun time. I'm was so pleased with how well Spring show and behaved. I showed her in the classes and Linda McCartney-Roy took her in for group. What a big thrill for Spring - lots of noise and plenty of other dogs to be fascinated with. Let's hope for more experiences like that in the future!