EUKANUBA WEEK!

The second week of December is the highlite of our show year here in Central Florida!  The Eukanuba National Championship show is in town, along with 3 of our regularly scheduled shows and our own club's Regional Specialty show!  We had an AMAZING year this year showing our youngsters!  After showing at our National Specialty show back in September, it was officially Duma and Bono's time to come out!  Bono showed at the 3 regularly scheduled shows and was Reserve Winner's two of the days and Winner's Dog on the third for his first point!  He then showed at our Regional Specialty where we had an entry of 67 and was Best of Opposite Sex in Sweeps and Reserve Winners Dog overall!  Then it was Duma's turn, and she also won Best of Opposite Sex in Sweeps and Reserve Winner's Bitch!   Duma was entered in Eukanuba and in a huge entry of 56, she was Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Bred By Exhibitor, earning a 4 pt major!  To top it off, our co-owned girl, Tegan, was Winner's Bitch on Thursday for a major win and then had a repeat performance as Winner's Bitch at our Regional Specialty show on Friday, finishing her Championship!!  Sharon and I are so very grateful to our judges for these awards!  CLOUD 9 for sure!!
 

November Hi-Lights!

After a year and a half out of the show ring, Charm is back in it, working towards his Grand Championship!  His first weekend out in Brooksville, he was Select winner both days - a nice way to start it off!  His next shows were November 12th and13th in Ocala.  He won Best of Opposite on Thursday - HOORAY!  We missed Friday due to Chyna being in early stages of labor, but he knows what's in store for him the next few months!

Sunday in Ocala was THE BIG DAY, tho!  Our handsome boy, Ronin, was entered, and when his regular handler was stuck in another ring, Patrick Mazepink, stepped in and showed him to Best of Winners and a 3 point major!  So happy for Ronin's people, Sheila and Robin Soltau and very thankful to Patrick for handling him!  One more major to go!!
Patrick and Ronin - photo by Megan Cloudman!

A Show of Elegance!

September in Rhode Island...what could be nicer for Floridians looking forward to cooler weather?  Our National Specialty show was held this year in Warwick and we made the trip to enjoy the show, the location, the people and you bet...the FOOD!  We had a fabulous time getting together with friends, old and new, enjoying the sights and having a great time showing our dogs.  Puppy, Bono, made his show debut in the 4--6 puppy class and while he didn't place, he showed well and had FUN!  8 mos. old Duma also made her show debut and placed 4th in a very competitive 6-9 mos class of 25.  Our Katniss won the American Bred class, beautifully handled by Darlene Bergan!  Sachi-momma gave it her all in both Veteran Sweeps and regular Veteran, but didn't place.  She received a LOT of compliments, tho and showed her heart out for me.  All in all, a GREAT week and we're already looking forward to next years Nationals in Ohio!

BO KNOWS WINNING!!

Our young boy, Bo, started his show career in Tampa in June.  He won 3 of the 4 days there, including a Best of Breed win over Specials, earning a 4 pt major.  The next weekend in Orlando was a repeat performance!  The following weekend he finished his championship on the first day with a 3rd 4 pt major!  He followed that up in the next three weeks by finishing his Grand Championship!  He is now GCH Kengali's Justintime!

In October, he and his handler, Arvind deBraganca, made the trip to NJ to attend the very prestious Morris & Essex Dog Show, which only happens every 5 years.  This is not just a dog show...it's an EVENT!  Folks dress up in period costume from the Gatsby era and have a great time with that, too!   There was an entry of 56 Ridgebacks this year and we were thrilled beyond belief when Bo won Best of Breed!

Bo is co-owned by Tisha and Colin Farnham and their two sons, and when not out being a pampered show dog...he's the family's best buddy and spends his days, with his buddy, Doza,  racing around their 150 acre hydroponic farm here in Florida!  What a life he has!

Spectacular Summer Fun!

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