Monday, August 2, 2010

We're Back! Well, for 4 days ....

my boy and his stuff, originally uploaded by sarah ....

We spent the week at the Regional and Canadian FCR Specialties at Spruce Meadows. We got to meet so many friends and see many wonderful flat-coats!!

Kaleb had a great Specialty, beyond anything I would have imagined, having him there participating was good enough for me!

Wednesday, Regional Specialty:
- Kaleb won his Veterans Male 7-9 Class, made the cut in Breed and went on to win Best of Opposite in Specialty!! It was thrilling under Judge Vivianne Bowen (Clandrift), England. Considering he is Neutered and has shaved spots I was thrilled! She commented on his hard physical condition, a workman-like type dog.
- He also placed 2nd in the Working Retriever Class.

Thursday Rally Obedience:
- K scored a 99, High in Class and Finished his Rally Advanced Title, he placed 2nd in the Afternoon class with another qualifier.

Friday National Specialty:
- K placed 4th in a large Veteran Sweeps class under Judge Alice Andrews
- Kaleb placed 3rd in his vet Male 7-9 class under Judge James Irvine.

Kaleb also took part in the Judges seminar, where they discuss the dogs they judged and what they liked and didn't like about the dogs! It was a cool experience and to hear each judge's interpretation of why they made their choices as they did.

Kaleb also earned the Beauty and Brains award for placing in both Conformation and a Performance event.

I was a little worried about him on the last day at the event as he seemed a little lethargic ... we headed back to our friends place for an Agility seminar ... there was nothing wrong wih him, I think he was just getting bored at the show ... he was a maniac on the Agility Field. I'm so glad to have my boy back, it was an amazing experience this weekend.

Another weekend at Spuce Meadows this weekend, I'm home for 4 days, then off to the AAC Agility Nationals!!


Taryn said...

WoW! What wonderful success! Congratulations!

WigglyZack said...

Wow, congratulations Kaleb!!

manymuddypaws said...

Yay for Kaleb!!!

Glad he seemed to handle all the stress and excitement well!

Great photo by the way.

Diana said...

So wonderful, Congrats!! Diana

onecollie said...

it was so thrilling to watch Kaleb in the ring, like you said, it was wonderful to just see him there!

Kim said...

Wow! What a great weekend for you and Kaleb.


Nicki said...

Sounds like a great time. Love the photo.