As a competitor in these benched shows it is a long day, and it is important to enter a dog that can be available to meet the public and be an ambassador for the breed. Not all dogs are up for that challenge. Luckily for me, Luke, Ch. Acadia's Crown Prince, is one of those dogs. He was a trooper and greeted people almost all day- usually with a tail wag, and occasionally with a kiss. I was thankful to see so many people coming to see the dogs.
Last year, Liza won Best of Breed at this show and then went on to win a Herding Group 3rd place. This show is televised on Thanksgiving Day- and it was fun to relive the positive experience while surrounded by family and enjoying a good meal.