Monday, July 20, 2009

Condensed Show Results: New Champs and Big Wins

Since there are too many shows to report on individually I thought I would just condense all the major show news into one post.

After their big success in Sparks the CA MAs got to stay in our home state for the Norcal APBT Club's May shows in Rancho Cordova. This was Luna's big debut in the ring and she took the shows by storm. She and Gil battled for Best of Breed wins the entire weekend and in the end they each took home two BOBs. That gave Luna three competition wins towards her championship and a boat load of points to spare. Not to be outdone by the youngsters, Willow earned her last few remaining points and finished her UKC Championship in style. Way to go Willow!

Continuing their conformation marathon the CA MAs then attended the Norcal APBT Club's June shows. This weekend proved to be eventful for all in attendance. Unfortunately Willow was absent due to injury but the other four showed in full force with two of our lovely ladies finishing their UKC Championships!

Luna dominated the Best Female competition with 3 wins in a row and earned the remainder of points required to finish her UKC Championship. To our delight, Fecni took the very first Best Female award, earning her last competition win and also finishing her UKC Championship. Way to go Luna and Fecni!

Gil put on a great show as well and took all four Best of Breed awards as well as two Best in Multi-Breed Show awards! He now joins the ranks of the few MAs to achieve this distinction and we couldn't be prouder.

Special thanks to Judges Debbi and Al Orwin for recognizing Gil and our breed.

Finishing out the show news are the results from our latest show outing with the Gold Country Hounds & Hunters and Rarities. On Saturday all five MAs attended the GCH&H shows in Rancho Cordova.

We now had five dogs showing in the champions class and one remaining class dog. Luna strutted her stuff and went home with two Champion of Champions wins, one BOB and two legs towards her UKC Grand Championship.

Gil took the two Reserve Champion of Champions and Belle won her very first Best of Breed! Way to go Belle!

On Sunday Belle and Fecni stayed on at GCH&H while Luna, Gil and Willow headed down to Livermore for some Rarities shows. There were a total of 5 Rarities shows all in one day and the July heat nearly made everyone melt. Nevertheless the dogs put on a good show and came home with lots of ribbons. At her Rarities debut Luna took three Winners Bitch awards and Willow took the other two. Gil was undefeated as the BOB winner 5x in a row and also took three Group 1's and a Best in Show!

Back in Rancho Cordova Belle was on a winning streak and won both BOB (finishing out her competitive win requirements) and finished the day with a Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show!

All in all the MA Show Marathon was a success, but we're all ready to take a break from showing for now :)

I finally got the Rarities pictures in the mail (see above).

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