Sunday, April 13, 2014

Changing Courses

Last weekend I showed Jedi at the Greater Orange Park Dog Club all breed shows. Jedi was too old for the 12-18 Month Puppy class by three days, so I showed him in the Open class. He went up against his brother Chili both days and took second place. So we have two more red ribbons to add to our collection. Chili went on to Winners Dog, where he took reserve. Good Boy Chili!

We're showing next weekend as well. The German Shepherd Dog Club of North Florida is holding their specialty shows this Friday. It'll be ALL German shepherds, 38 at last count. I'm trying not to feel intimidated. (It's not working.) Jedi is a late bloomer and we're still waiting for him to fill out. I'm sure all the dogs in Open are going to be mature 2-3 year olds, so we're taking our chances in American Bred class this time. Wish us luck!

This will be our last conformation show until September. (I want to go back to Deland where our show career started!) Jedi needs time to mature, and it's just too hot in Florida to travel in the summer. So what are we going to do, you ask? We're going to work on some obedience and try to get his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title. We'll still work on stacking and pacing -- heaven know we need work there! -- but I think Jedi is getting bored. Maybe this will shake things up. What do you think? -- K