Tuesday, April 21, 2009
GCNC Spring Specialty Weekend!
This past weekend was a realization of a long held goal of mine-to go Best of Breed and High In Trial at a specialty with the same dog. Lyric managed to accomplish this dream. The Greyhound Club of Northern California spring specialty is held in conjunction with the Chief Solano dog show. We had a suprisingly large entry of 28 greyhounds with three in obedience. Whisper went Reserve Winners Bitch (aagh she just needed two points to finish) and then Lyric and I went into the Best of Breed competition. It was getting very hot by this time in the afternoon but she held up and won Best of Breed!!!
Then it was a mad dash over to the obedience ring. By this time in the afternoon it was in the 90's and of course the Novice obedience ring was in the full sun. Lyric qualified for her second leg and won the Novice B class. I was so proud of her. Whisper also qualified for her second leg and earned second place in her class. I should mention although this our specialty the obedience is part of the all breed obedience. So in fact Lyric beat all the other breeds entered in Novice B that day. Windrock Sin City Playboy "Andretti" owned by a friend of mine was entered in Novice A and earned his first leg and second place in his class. All in all and excellent day for the greyhounds in obedience.
The next day was a supported entry and Lyric lost the breed to Sobers Galathea but Whisper went Winners Bitch for a major and finished her breed championship. Yeah we are done!!!! Alas greyhounds in obedience did not far well that day. Once again it was blazing hot and the dogs just didn't want to perform,Lyric went down on the sit,Whisper collapsed on the ground on the off lead heeling and Andretti went under the judges table for shade on the recall.
Echo had a grand time visiting all the people and dogs. By the second day however she was crashed fast asleep in the xpen most of the day.
It was a great weekend!