Yes, I know it’s not yet the end of the calendar year, but it is the end of the show year for us. Boy, did we have fun!
Tah-dah! I am beyond thrilled to announce that June finished her AKC championship on Friday in Priceville despite still wearing her summer clothes! Too much excitement! Pending AKC verification (as they say), she is now Ch. Allegro Celestial Charm! Her breeder and my friend, Jeri Lamy, was on hand, along with June’s litter brother, Nash, who picked up a few points as well. I bumped her up for Saturday and Sunday and Junie gave me her first Select Bitch points as well. Now we’ll stay home for a while, growing a proper winter coat and maybe starting to play in rally and obedience.
Dori finished her UKC grand championship in style at only 10 months under a breeder-judge! (I was much more excited than I look in the photo.) I believe she MAY make it into the Top Ten for the year, waiting to see how the points add up. Dori was also Best Puppy and Puppy Group 2 in Priceville, winning her class every day and going Reserve Winner Bitch on Sunday. I think she might have gotten the points had she not decided I needed herding and so did the “down and back” with my pants leg in her mouth much to the entertainment of the judge, fellow exhibitors, and the ringside audience! This winter ought to give her an opportunity to grow up a bit.
We logged a lot of miles this year and I am so looking forward to a couple of months at home with DH.