Posts Tagged ‘shows’

Nina Wins a Group 4th!!!

Monday, May 26th, 2008

On Saturday, May 24 at the Ottawa Kennel Club show in Richmond, ON, Nina won Best of Breed (over a professionally-handled adult female, no less) and then went on to take group 4th in a group of 12 breeds. She earned 3 more championship points AND her first TOP DOG points (37). Thank you to judge John Rowton (who said Nina was “gorgeous”, even when she gave him a lovely sit at the end of our down and back…hey, we’re both learning!). I am so proud of my little girl, she showed wonderfully even though she’s out of coat and going through a gangly (for a short-legged dog) adolescent phase, AND has a newbie handler. Yeah Nina! On to Aurora next weekend!

Nina Ottawa Group 4th

She’d had enough by the time we got around to pictures, so this is far from the best picture ever taken of either of us (it was WINDY), but so what? And Nina is currently the number 2 Swedish Vallhund in Canada (*cough*cough*out of two) according to Best Dog In Canada:

Nina’s First Show

Monday, November 19th, 2007

We spent the weekend in Ottawa (Wednesday visiting with Al, then on to Ulla’s on Thursday), showing at the Ottawa Kennel Club show. Nina earned her first three Canadian Kennel Club points in her very first shows, taking Best of Opposite Sex on Friday and Sunday, not bad for a six month old puppy! More importantly, she had fun! As always, it was great visiting with Ulla (even if I did tell her grand-daughter that she was a “good puppy”…), and she even made me cinnamon buns (Ulla is a fantastic cook, and I said I wasn’t going to come unless there were cinnamon buns).