Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nessa's Formal Win Portrait

Today's mail brought our picture from Premier where little Nessa placed in the huge Gun Dog group. Ordinarily the photographers print the pictures at the show, but she won late in the day on Sunday when we were anxious to hit the road, so we waited for our picture with judge David Kittridge. So proud of our girl!

Carol Harris of Bo-Bett Whippets and Italian Greyhounds

My hero, mentor, and dearest friend, Carol Harris, is featured in the new issue of Purina's Today's Breeder magazine. Her outlook and knowledge that she generously shares have taught me so much over the years. In addition, there is no one more fun to be with!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

UKC Premier 2013 - Lots of Fun, Lots of Winning!

The UKC Premier is the highlight of the UKC dog show year. Held every June in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the show is a festival of dogs that include Breed Specialties, Top Ten Competition, 3 Regular dog shows, and Agility, Rally, Obedience, NoseWork, Terrier Races, Lure Coursing, and Dock Diving, among other events.

This year, the very first American Barbet Specialty was held, hosted by the United Barbet Club. With entries from Canada and the United States, Barbet fanciers were able to meet, talk, discuss bloodlines, and go over each others dogs. Everyone had a great time, and the dogs all looked fantastic.

We loaded up our new RV with 5 dogs, 4 of whom were entered in the show. We had a great week and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!

We had a very spacious campsite!
Ch. Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue - Solene - won the Champion class and Reserve Best In Show at the Specialty
High Flyer Turbo of HTF - Bob - won Division 1 Agility, scoring 198/200
CallaLily O'Hickory Tavern Farm - Calla - won Best of Winners both days she was shown

Ch Nuphar's Gift Wrapped to HTF - Nessa - won the Award of Excellence in the Top Ten Competition

Nessa also won Best of Breed, completed her Championship, and won a Group 4 in the huge Gun Dog Group on Sunday

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nessa Is One!

Happy birthday to our sunny little Dutch girl, Nessa, who had her first birthday yesterday. We celebrated with a doggie bagels and some new photos of our girl. It's hard to believe that Nessa is already one year old. She is such a playful, silly girl who will probably be a perpetual puppy!