Bryn became a Grand Champion this weekend by winning Best of Breed at Contra Costa Kennel Club. To earn a Grand Championship a dog has to earn 25 points and 3 majors after they become a breed champion. Bryn makes the third Grand Champion from Lyric's litter.
Bryn started off life the smallest in the litter by several ounces. By the time she was ready for her new home she was the same size as her sisters and as active. Bryn was initially placed with a friend in Virginia but at 16 months she was forced to give her up and Bryn was returned to me.
As luck would have it I ran into Marie and Tommy Hamilton at a show. While talking at ringside Marie told me she had just lost her blue brindle boy Gunner. One thing lead to another and Marie took a blue brindle girl home with her 10 days later. Along the way Bryn had changed from the smallest in the litter to the largest girl in the litter.
Bryn had no idea what a dog show was all about. It took several shows and many classes later for her to understand what to do in a dog show ring. It takes a lot of training to teach a dog the basics of showing, how to stand, how to gait, how to let strangers go over her body. From there she quickly earned Breed after Breed and became GCH Aragon Mystic Pearl.
Now that her show career is coming to an end. Perhaps performance next? Marie taught Bryn how to be a show dog, maybe Bryn can teach Marie a new sport!