Saturday, February 26, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
News from the Lopaschuks in CA & AZ.
Sorry about the generic email...we have been in CA & AZ for past 3 months – no fixed address – moving often to sight see & go to shows. Usually we camp in Regional or County parks – have some favorite spots we like to go to each year. Right now Dick is at home in Cranbrook for a few days working and I am at a really nice campground in the high desert near Scottsdale with the crew (8 dogs & the cat) I am catching up on a lot of email & bookkeeping J Have been in one place now for 2 weeks – wow!
Wanted to share...it is official “Celine” is a Grand Champion – so far AKC has posted that she has 29 GR CH pts with 5 major wins. Took 3 weekends & a BOB at the Arizona Toy Dog Specialty . Right now, according to AKC website, she is in the top 25 Papillons in the US but that will change soon as our last shows for the season are at Westworld in Scottsdale next weekend L. Didn’t enter every day in Scottsdale as our daughter Lara & granddaughter Taylor from Cranbrook are coming to visit for a week. Looking forward to seeing them! Hope weather is nice...snow on the mountains here today!
“Joey” also has a couple pts to his GR CH, “Peter” (puppy) has started on his AM CH and “Brie” only needs one more trial to complete her Rally Excellent – was entered in 7 trials and received several “High In Class” awards .
Photos are at Ventura show... Dick had to come in the ring as Peter took WD and Celine was in the BOB class.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I now have a blog on www.fernie.com
You can enter fernie.com and click on blogs, then scroll down to "Denise
McKay" OR SIMPLY go to:www.fernie.com/blog/denisemckay
My intention is to post training and feeding information and articles,
let you know of our recent accomplishments, and share my many years of
experience and knowledge with you on various dog related topics of
interest. I hope you will visit my blog and give me your feedback.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Deb Golding's GSD, Walker, had a winning weekend at the Calgary dog show last weekend. Brazilian judge, Ramon Podesta, awarded Walker the Best of Breed over specials from Calgary and California! And Darle Heck and Don Fitzsimmons gave Walker Best of Winners Saturday and Sunday. Great weekend for Shadowbar.
Scent hurdle 9:30
Square dance: 10:30
11:30 Lore,Louann,Deb,Judi, Shar Lion King drill
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Here is an email from Dick and Nancy Lopaschuk who are wintering in the California and Arizona and showing their papillons in conformation and rally.
"Have been very successful showing in January in CA and this weekend in Phoenix. Celine finished her AM GR Championship yesterday taking BOB at the Toy Dog Speciality. Joey did well there too – it was his first show and he took BOS which starts him to his GR CH. Celine has been shown 3 weekends in CA and this is our first weekend in AZ – as of yesterday, she had 27 points with 5 major wins – it takes 25 pts and 3 majors for a Grand CH in the USA. They have to be won from the BOB class (Specials Class) Puppy Peter was only shown in CA and took 1 pt and several reserve wins.
Brie has also been a star in Rally, had her entered in 7 trials which completed her Rally Novice, Advanced and 2 legs to Excellent. We already had the first leg in Rally Novice when we came to the US. She still needs one more leg to finish the Rally Excellent title...but she is in season right now so will have to wait. At the last show in San Bernardino, I moved her up to Exc and since she was slated to be the last dog to do the course, she had to be the first honour dog and was attacked by an out of control standard poodle. He came running right over and tried to grab her. She swung and got away but she was very nervous as we had to do the honour again and then run the course. When we came near the shepherd honouring during her run, there was no way she wanted to go anywhere near the spot. That was her worse trial score with an 82...poor girl was just shaking like a leaf and was looking all over for that dam poodle. In the 7 trials, I think she got 5 high in class so that was not too shabby. Won’t be entering any shows now for a while....hope to enjoy some sunshine – if the weather decides to warm up. Also have reports to do for our business so the dog show weekends will have to end till the Scottsdale shows in March L Has been below freezing every night for the past week which is unexpected here.. we are wearing winter clothes most of the time and the furnace is running non stop in the motorhome. And then we hear on the news that BC is having record high temps! Geesh.."
Nancy & Dick