A good weekend at the shows

This past weekend started on Thursday.  Mrs. Michelle Billings was the judge and Liza (Acadia Stage Presence) was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners from the Bred-by-Exhibitor class.  Cassia was Best of Opposite Sex, and Brother (GCh. Grandgables The Frat Boy) was Best of Breed.  When the judge was handing out the ribbons I said to her, "your Best of Winners is the daughter of both your Best of Breed AND your Best of Opposite."  The judge said, "well they all have really nice legs.  Who is the breeder?"   I said, "I am !"   She replied, "Keep up the good work!"

I didn't show on Friday, but on Saturday Cassia was Best of Breed and Brother was Best of Opposite.  That was a very nice win.  That judge was Murral Purkhiser and she was very complimentary of Cassia.

Friday night Cadance Kelly, my neice, joined me and we went back up to the shows for Saturday and Sunday.  She is 8 years old and I she really likes dogs.  I enjoyed her company and I hope she will one day be showing dogs too.   I look forward to reporting more about Cadance.


The joys of summer- Puppies !

We have a few puppies available at this time. 

(since google changed Blogger, I can't figure out how to rotate the pictures.  This is upright in my computer photo-file, so I don't know why it came out this way.  Anybody know how to rotate in Blogger?)  THANK YOU!  for answering this question and getting this puppy "straightened out" :-)


Proposed Legislation affecting hobby breeders- Your assistance is needed NOW!!

Please Join me in opposing a New Rule Change which would affect not just hobby breeders, but you- the interested public and how you will be able to purchase a puppy in the future.   Please join me and sign this petition.


Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders

The American Kennel Club has created the Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders petition in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) new proposed regulations which would create harsh and unintended consequences for responsible small and hobby breeders in this country.
Please join us by signing the Join With the AKC to Protect Responsible Small Breeders petition before July 16 when the public comment period to the Animal Care Division of the USDA’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service ends. The petition, along with AKC’s comments on the proposed rule change, will be sent to the USDA.

What’s the best way to express concerns or seek change on the proposed rule?
The AKC recommends that you share your concerns directly through the USDA/APHIS comment site. Respectful, constructive comments that clearly outline your own concerns, experiences, insights and any alternative recommendations are the most effective way to impact the policy of the proposed rule. These concerns will be read by USDA/APHIS as it considers how to proceed. Comments will be public. Comments should be submitted to the USDA/APHIS directly, either:
This link will give you more information on why it is important that you comment on this proposed rule change. 


Ch. Acadia Presence of Mind wins a Group 2

This weekend Mike and I went up to Rochester, NY to some shows.  Mike never comes with me, so it was nice to have him along.  We didn't get to leave until after I got home from work on Friday- so we arrived in the dark.  The next day our ring time was in the middle of the day, but I was happy because and I still had two dogs to trim.  We got to the show in the AM and spent the day.  Cassia was Best of Breed- and then she (and I) won a Herding Group 2 !  That was the highlight of the weekend.

For dinner Mike and I went to Dinosaurs B-B-Q- a famous rib place in Rochester.   We drank blueberry ale and enjoyed the restaurant.  I had wanted to get over to Niagara Falls while we were that far north, but the schedule just didn't give us the time we needed to do that.  It was a short trip up and back.  Cassia was Best of Breed again today, but didn't place in group this time.


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