Sunday, August 4, 2013

Western Sighthound Combined Greyhound Specialty

The Western Sighthound Combined Specialty in Lompoc is a yearly event. The Greyhound Club of America has the Western Greyhound Specialty at this site. On Friday July 27 2013 we had our conformation and obedience specialty.

Best of Breed was GCH Aroi Aryal Remarkable aka "Brego"and his owner Donna Arcaro.  A big congratulations to both of them. Brego has long been a favorite of mine so much so that he is the father of the Whisper puppies.

In obedience Echo did super-her first time in the Open A ring and she went High In Trial with a 196. This was especially suprising since she had been in bandages with a lacerated toe, then a broken tail, then another lacerated toe. She had been in bandages for at least 6 weeks before the specialty, hence minimal to no practice. Stitches came out and bandage off 4 days before the specialty. We quickly had to practice our teamwork.

Breeze also had her first attempt at Rally. In obedience I always start my dogs off with Rally. It is much easier and more interactive than regular obedience. She also did a great job earning her first Rally Novice leg with a perfect score of 100.


Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Great job Echo. She did so well after being injured and lacking practise! Breeze is mesmerising. I love how she hardly takes her eyes off your face and bounces along wagging her tail gently. Such a happy, pretty girl :)

houndstooth said...

Breeze has such a beautiful way of moving. Congrats on all the great success!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both Echo and Breeze!!! Fabulous performances and thrilling to witness in person and then watch again on the videos. AND thank you for your kind words about Brego--they mean a lot to me. :)


Stoutheartedhounds said...

Good girls! I wish I had the discipline to teach my dogs to do that.

Hazel said...

A vision of perfection in owner/dog cooperation!