After the puppies were born, most of our time (and home) got eaten up, but once the summer rolled around the pups became old enough to start having adventures outside the house.
They all attended their very first show in July of 2011 along with the rest of the MA crew. It was great having all the Agars together again in one place, and almost everyone went home with a nice prize.
The puppies competed in the novice puppy class. Patti ended up being the favorite all weekend, taking BOB novice puppy in most of the shows. Pirate took the remainder and both took home a Reserve BIS Novice Puppy award against quite a large entry of other novice puppies! Pesh took one Best Female Novice Puppy and did great for her first time out!
Not to be outdone by the youngsters, the adult MAs also had a very nice showing. On Friday, Gil took Best of Breed in both shows and also took a Group 1. Saturday he again won BOB in both shows and also took a Group 2. On Sunday he took one BOB, a Group 1 and then went on to win Best in Show! I believe this is Gil's fifth UKC Best in Show and I could not have been prouder.
Luna also got to take home some bling, winning a Reserve BIS on Sunday in show 2!
All in all it was a long, but enjoyable, weekend.