This is Briard Dill, “Ch. Deja Vu Mia Cool As A Cucumber”, before and after winning Herding Group 1 at the Lancaster Kennel Club show earlier this month. Dill is very excited about the win, giving handler Regina Keiter a big hug!
Meet Yoshi, “GCH Rosevalley’s Top Priority”, a very handsome Australian Shepherd owned and handled by Tom Gerard. I met Yoshi and his human and furry family (including “Jack” who I posted an image of last week) at the Lancaster Kennel Club show in Lebanon, Pa. a couple weekends ago. I immediately fell in love with Yoshi, especially the adorable freckles on his nose! Watch for Team Yoshi at a dog show near you!
Congratulations to Oakley, “GCH Mt. View’s Ripsnorter Silver Charm”, on winning Best in Show today at the Pontiac Kennel Club show in Michigan. This is one of my most favorite dogs to watch in the ring and photograph. My blog images are from the Bucks County Kennel Club show in Erwinna, Pa. earlier this month. Hope to see you again soon Oakley!
Congratulations to Jacqueline the Bloodhound, “BISS GCH The Magpie’s Sophisticated Lady”, who had a Hound Group 1 at last weekend’s Ladies Kennel Association of America show in NY. Here’s the latest ad that I designed for her that showcases her win and the fun that she has in the ring with handler, Courtney Norris. This ad is now appearing on the American Kennel Club Weekly Winner’s Gallery for May 22: http://www.akc.org/events/wwg/2013/20130522.html
How sweet is this French Bulldog puppy? This was her first time EVER in the show ring! After a trot around the ring I guess she got tired and decided to sit down while the judge and her owner discussed how adorable she is and what a wonderful show dog she is going to be one day! She was there with all of her siblings getting their paws wet so to speak at the Lancaster Kennel Club show in Lebanon, Pa. earlier this month. They were too cute for words!
Love this English Springer Spaniel movement image from the Lancaster Kennel Club show
a couple weekends ago!
I don’t always pay a whole lot of attention to the judges at the dog shows, mainly because I’m concentrating so much on the dogs in the ring. This judge, however, captured my attention because she really seemed to be enjoying each and every dog that she met. A soft touch and warm smile must make all of those dogs feel more comfortable when she greets them, especially the newbies that may be in the ring for the very first time! I love this photo – it’s from the Lancaster Kennel Club show in Lebanon, Pa. last weekend.
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted images of my “kids”, so here’s a recent photo of my girlie girl, Savannah! She’s the most petite little cat and definitely a princess, but she can roughhouse with her brother and not even skip a beat! Brewster is such a big softee that he lets her get away with anything! She can steal his toys, eat his food, bite his tail, and sleep in his favorite spot and he will just roll over and ask for more! Can you tell who rules the roost? (Yeah, it’s definitely not ME!)
Check out the ad that I designed for Jacqueline, “BISS GCH The Magpie’s Sophisticated Lady”. It appears in the May 15th online issue of the AKC Weekly Winners Gallery here: http://www.akc.org/events/wwg/2013/20130515.html The ad features my portrait (image on left) of Jacqueline from the Harrisburg Kennel Club show last month along with a beautiful movement shot by Key4Prints. Jacqueline is definitely a “sophisticated lady”!
I am always so happy to see Jack (“GCH Wyndstar’s Honorable Mention”) at a show! Here he is on Sunday at the Lancaster Kennel Club show in Lebanon, Pa. just before going into the ring for breed judging. If you want to learn a whole lot more about this adorable champion Australian Shepherd, pick up a copy of the book “Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred” by Josh Dean. The author spent a year with Jack and chronicles his life as a family pet and show dog. If you are at all a “dog person”, you will love it. Plus, if you ever see Jack at a dog show, he might even “paw-tograph” your copy!