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Thursday, August 20, 2015

West Kootenay Brags!!

Huge Congratulations to Jeff and Cheryl Popoff on an amazing weekend in the conformation ring at the West Kootenay Dog Show in Castlegaar. 

 Tazha is now CH. Noble Spirit Tazha V Tawnashee!!!

Friday, she won a Best of Breed award in each of the two shows that day and took a Group 1 win and Jeff won the Best Owner/Handler in Group Award.

Saturday, in show Number 1, Tazha took a group 4 and Sunday a Group 3 and again Jeff was awarded the Best Owner/Handler in Group.  

Very proud of this young girl and her handler.

                              Love the photo with the RCMP officer. Stylish!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

AKC Results

Hi, Everyone, 
 Time to give huge congratulations to those SAWHDA members that did so well at the AKC show in Calgary last weekend.
 Sharlet and Justice completed the Rally Novice title with 97/100 and second in class. And then they tried the next level and got a qualifying score at Intermediate with a third in class placing.
Shar and Justice 

Nicole and her Bernese Mt. dogs, Sophie and Bailey had the best time!! 
"What an unbelievable day at AKC. The girls and I were entered in Rally and Obedience, as well as the Bernese Sieger show. I spent the majority of the day running back and forth between the obedience and Sieger rings but amazingly made it through everything without being too much of a burden to the stewards wink emoticon My wonderful old Sophie dog qualified in both Advanced (94) and Excellent (98) and received the prize for highest qualifying Bernese. Thank you Judge Michel Calhoun! She also showed very well in Sieger. The judge was very impressed with how sound she is structurally at 10 years old. So impressed that she awarded us with Best Veteran in Sieger. Thank you Judge Rose Tierney! Over in the obedience ring, Bailey qualified for the second time this weekend to earn her second Open leg with a 191. This earned us high in class as well as the prize for highest qualifying Bernese. A few hours later, I was shocked to learn that my amazing and wonderful Bailey dog had accomplished a feat I never thought I would see. Today, Bailey earned High In Trial. Thank you so much to Judge Sandy Briggs! And thank you to the Obedience Stewards for letting me know ahead of time so that I was able to burst into tears of joy OUTSIDE the ring lol!! I am of course over the moon and still not entirely certain any of this happened. "


The boys, Drummer and Castle, did well at their Nadac agility. Castle qualified in two out of two regular introductory runs and Drummer picked up one Q.  We brought home many maps of various courses so we can practice here at home.
Joan and her dogs were amazing..... great runs in all events. Here is her hoopers run. 

Our scent hurdle team, Due South, was awarded First Place on Friday!!! And we ran just as hot on Saturday, too.  Thanks to all our team members and to Shar for making the evening fun! 

And there was time for some fun, too.  Drummer has always been afraid of the bison statue at Spruce Meadows and it was super that someone covered its head with a coat while we were racing, but....... then...... the coat came off!!!!  Vicious, vicious. vicious.
Waiting to hear more results from other SAWHDA members as they find time.

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