Monday, February 28, 2011

Jam & Steve in the Sporting Group at Rockland

Jam, with Steve Lane, HiBourne Weimaraners, owner/breeder of Jam's sire Parker, in the Sporting Group at the Rockland County Kennel Club Show on February 27, 2011.  She received Best of Breed with her breeder/owner handling and then we were fortunate to have her other dad come handle her and watch them both shine in the group ring.

Jam will be selectively specialed this year while we continue to pursue her Senior Hunter and advanced agility and obedience titles.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jam goes Best of Breed

Jam in the Sporting Group
At the Walkill Kennel Club show, Jam won Best of Breed to earn another Grand Champion point and it was fun showing her in the Sporting Group.
Savi posing outside the ring at Saturday's show
Sister Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius,JH,NSD,CGC, (Clay x Trixie) shown in the Bred by Exhibitor class (BBE) by me, her breeder/owner, went Winner's Bitch to earn her first conformation point.  She is really starting to get this show thing down and stood for exam and moved nicely around the ring.  Our good friend Lilly came to help us because big sister Jam was also entered in Breed and it is impossible to handle two dogs at once.

As this was a local show, we saw lots of friends and were even able to go home for lunch, let the dogs play and relax a bit before heading back to the show site for groups.  Back for two more days of shows and hopefully more points.  Plus, some of our favorite vendors are at the show so we may be doing a bit of shopping!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jam awarded Select Bitch at the BASS Show!

Jam with her Grand Champion Select ribbon
We always knew Jam was special but now she is an official "special" in the dog show world.  This means that when a dog completes its AKC Championship title, they continue to compete to win Best of Breed, then compete in the Sporting Group and go for the big prize - Best in Show. They can also compete to achieve the relatively new AKC title of Grand Champion.

Jam's first time out as a special was yesterday at the Big Apple Sporting Society show.  She showed beautifully and was awarded Grand Champion Select, earning her first Grand Champion points!  She beat other very nice specials and I'm thrilled that she was recognized this way, especially being owner/breeder handled.