Monday, October 02, 2006
New Champion at Foxfair -Ch. Vandaban Wessex, Eng. Import
NEW CHAMPION AT FOXFAIR - CH. VANDABAN WESSEX, Eng. Import
It was a dark and stormy night, well, it was a stormy day anyway, when Hardy and Valentina went to the shows a few weekends ago in Ohio. Hardy complied with the weather and wore his rain gear. Valentina, ever the diva did not like her outfit. To be fair she kept stepping on the sleeves which pulled the hood down over her eyes.
Hardy goes on the with show in any weather and he won Winners Dog and took the points also at the next show weekend in Indiana to finish his championship. Valentina won
the points one day in Ohio and then went in for Best of Breed. This meant that I had to show her as Jeannie was busy with Hardy. As most of you know I don't go in the ring very often, mostly with puppies. The ring, of course, was full of puddles. Valentina, you understand, does not like to get her dainty feet wet. So, there I was in my bright red sandals, shusshing through the puddles with a very reluctant Valentina. When we got back to the judge he was laughing, and said to her, "It doesn't matter how hard you try, you can't avoid all of the puddles in the ring!"
Families are very important in breedng dogs. You always want to add dogs from very good families to the breeding program. This seems to be the case with Hardy's family. His sister is now Australian and New Zeeland Champion Vandaban Wallaby, and we understand his other litter sister Vandaban Wihelmina is almost to her Swedish Championship. Dogs cannot complete their championships in Sweden until they are two years old, which they will be on November 29, 2006. We think they may be the first Keeshond litter to become Champions on three continents and by their 2nd birthday! We will post some more pictures of Hardy and his sisters this week.
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