Friday, July 29, 2011

Claire's Name Part 2 - Claire Returns to Canada

When I bought Claire from Florence Erwin, she was already named Ermagarde.  Fun though it would be to have a dog named Erma, I don't think my mother would appreciate sharing her name with my dog. So, she became Claire. When Claire was 1.5 years old, I entered her at some small shows in Ontario that were held just after Christmas.  Claire won Winners Bitch at two shows, giving her 3 of the 10 points that Canada requires for a championship.  I was hoping to find a larger entry and we waited for the Purina National, one of Canada's most prestigious shows, to make the trip again. Claire wowed the judges in Ontario's largest entry to date.  Claire won Winners Bitch at all three Purina National shows, was Best of Winners at two of them, and was Best of Breed over Specials the first day.  Only two weekends to finish her Canadian championship!  Claire's show career has been a lot of fun.  She loves the ring and enjoys her special time to shine! Claire is now the first American Barbet bitch to earn a Canadian championship.

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