The four west coast puppies got together at the Greyhound Club of Northern California specialty at the Del Valle shows last weekend.
The best part of dog showing is getting together with friends. This year, Helen's house was Greyhound Headquarters / Grand Central Station! At one point there were 10 dogs and 13 people eating delicious indian food cooked by Sheryl Bartel of Helios Hounds (http://www.heliosgreyhounds.com) in the house. We also enjoyed the company of Jennifer Bachelor of Never Say Never Greyhounds (www.neversaynevergreyhounds.net) and her friend Anna as well as new greyhound friend Karen and Toby (Chaparral Toblerone).
At the specialty on Saturday, Echo won Best in Sweeps and Darby won Best Opposite! Lyric also won an Award of Merit! We are very pleased with their performance. Tanner was unimpressed with the specialty and showed it by taking a very long pee break in the ring. All four puppies had a grand time in the ring and out visiting people and dogs.
On Sunday, Tanner redeemed himself and won Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 4 point major! This is his second major and we are very excited to have it out of the way. Lyric decided not to let her kids out shine her and won the breed.
Monday was a winding down day as lots of our fellow greyhound exhibitors headed home and didn't show. Tanner was among them. Darby went reserve winners dog and Lyric once again won the breed. However, winning the breed wasn't enough for Lyric and she went on to win a Group 4!
During the down time puppies played and practiced obedience. Becca is the most advanced in obedience as she recently graduated 4th in her all breed competitive obedience class and is now in a more advanced class.
Not to be out done by her house mates, Whisper had a great weekend in agility. On Friday she earned her first Double-Q! When the weekend was over, she had an additional 37 MACH points. Videos to be posted later. She had a great time and would have earned more points except for some silly handler handler hours and slight miscalculations.