Not the kind that works in a hospital, but a Rally Novice. Thunder’s pup Radar earned his Rally Novice title this past weekend, passing three straight legs and placing in the ribbons.
This past weekend was a bit of a family reunion for both Thunder and Storm. Here is Thunder with three of his pups and his sister.
Storm, Smokey and Piper (Storm’s sister) were entered in Conformation. Piper took second, Storm took third and Smokey took Reserve Winner’s Bitch on Sunday. Here they are doing their down and backs.
Radar was entered in Rally Novice. He and his handler did a wonderful job and he earned a first place ribbon and passed two legs. He only has one more leg to earn his RN title. Congratulations to Radar and good luck this weekend!
And now we will be taking a break from dogs shows to concentrate on hunt test training. The 2 brown dawgs are training toward the next level hunt tests and for WDX/WDQ which will be run in the Fall.
It was a great weekend at the Big Dog Show. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take a lot of photos. There were so many Chessies, I was pressed into service to help hold dogs. For most of the competition Saturday, I held a puppy and another dog. They were well-behaved but a handful—no extra hands for a lot of pictures. I was able to snap a few pictures.
Unfortunately, Storm finished out of the ribbons. She was well-mannered and moved nicely in the ring even though showing is not her favorite thing.
Smokey not only passed another leg toward her Rally Advanced Title on Friday, she took a Third Place ribbon on Saturday, and took Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday. This was a huge 5 point major win for her. Her Daddy Thunder is awfully proud of her! Congratulations to Smokey and her handler. Now Smokey has traveled south for some field training.
Also, Jezebel, the bitch I held for most of the show on Saturday, took Best of Winners. Storm and Thunder were very happy because Jezebel is bred/trained/owned/and handled by the lady who did some of their basic field training. A big congrats to Jezebel and her handler!
On Saturday, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever bitch won the Sporting Group. This does not happen very often. Josie is such a beautiful dog. Storm and Thunder were happy for Josie because Josie’s breeder is also Storm’s breeder. Great job Josie and her handler!
A few more photos, (thanks to Cindy).
One of the 2 brown dawgs will be strutting her stuff tomorrow. Storm is entered in a dog show that also has 45 other Chessies entered. It should be a lot of fun.
Smokey and Radar, Thunder and Tule’s pups, are also entered in the show this weekend. In addition, they are competing in Rally today. Smokey already has her Rally Novice Title and has one leg toward her Rally Advanced title. She is trying for her second leg today. Rally Advanced requires the dog to complete the Rally course off lead. Radar is working toward his Rally Novice Title. I believe Smokey and Radar are the only Chesapeake Bay Retrievers entered in Rally today. Best of luck to the pups and their handlers!
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend today, but I am hoping to get some good pictures of the Chessies tomorrow. I can’t wait to see all of the great dawgs!