Show Stoppers


In 2012 for the first time ever I will be entering one of my own dogs in an AKC conformation ring. I have attended and worked shows and even been a handler a few times and can honestly say I am hooked. I have always enjoyed quality time with my dogs so why not give it a try and have some fun. 

I have decided to start this blog because I plan to grow and flourish in the conformation ring with both my own German Shepherd Dog's and Mini Dachshund. I am excited to be part of this amazing yet political world to both meet and be with awe-inspiring people.


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This has been a busy year!

Posted by Jennifer on November 9, 2014 at 9:50 PM

We are having great fun and earning lots of ribbons in our new showing adventures. Butters has now joined Prairie and her dam Phoebe in field trials and barn hunts. Zulee is enjoying the ring and our newest addition Sweetness is a blast to have with us in conformation, field trials and barn hunts. 

Altoona Area Kennel Association ~ AKC Dog Show

Posted by Jennifer on September 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sept 7, 2013 Keepsake's Evening of the Dove won first in her class AOH handle by me under Judge Shelley S. Hennessy.

Sept 8, 2013 Keepsake's Evening of the Dove won first in her class AOH handle by me under Judge William E. Usherwood


Sept 8, 2013 Marvelous Butterscotch Bliss VHH MW won First in her class 6-9 months, Winners and Best of Breed handled by Nicki Ross under Judge Sharol Candace Way. 

All our Judges were simply wonderful and it was a fun and exciting show.



Butters 1st point

Posted by Jennifer on August 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Harrisburg PA

Friday Aug 9th (on her 6 month birthday) Marvelous Butterscotch Bliss VHH MW bred by myself & Martha Leister took 1st place in 6-9 month class under Judge Patricia Trotter, handled by Nicki Ross.



Sat Aug 10th Marvelous Butterscotch Bliss VHH MW took 1st in 6-9 month class, Winners Bitch & Best of Breed Puppy under Judge Lawrence Stanbridge handled by Nicki Ross. This was her 1st point.

Keepsake's Evening of the Dove

Posted by Jennifer on August 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Harrisburg PA


Friday Aug 9th Keepsake's Evening of the Dove (Zulee) bred by Erica Lynn Canaday took 1st in 6-9 month class under judge Linda Clark handled by me

Sat. Aug 10 Keepsake's Evening of the Dove took 2nd place in 6-9 month class under Judge Lawrence Stanbridge handled by me


My Dearest friend!

Posted by Jennifer on August 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is my best friend Nicki Ross...she has a heck of a story and I am going to share it

My dear friend and I have been friends for many years now, she is a HUGE dog lover and has this glow about her when it comes to animals.

Last month Nicki attended the Centre Hall dog show with myself, Butters and Zulee. Nicki found herself in awe and caught what we all know as "the dog show bug"

That following week I took Nicki to Shadyrock School For Dogs with me to handling class and introduced her to my wonderful trainer Linda Burley. Nicki learned for one hour how to handle ....she returned the following week with Butters by herself and had yet another hour with Linda.

This past weekend Nicki and I took Butters to Harrisburg PA to have fun and show dogs. I could see the excitement all over her and asked her if she wanted to go into the ring with Butters. She of course did...

Day one her and Butters took first place in her class....

Nicki was so excited!! Our trainer Linda was also there to see how great she did.

On day 2....Nicki was pulled by another woman to help show a Border Terrier....she took winners bitch. Nicki showed Butters and took 1st in class, winners bitch and Best of breed puppy that had her later enter the hound group ring.

Nicki met so many new friends and even hugged and laughed with dog legend James Moses.

One fun fact about my amazing friend....she does not even own a dog She owns 4 cats

 

Nicki has a new goal she told me....she will be going to Westminster this year and wants Linda to have her ready by then

 

YOU ARE AWESOME MY FRIEND!!!!!!!! I <3 U!!! 

UKC Best of Winners

Posted by Jennifer on December 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

We have been busy !!!

Posted by Jennifer on December 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Torah took first in her class both days in the AKC ring! We are now attending UKC shows with her as well and hope to have a finished Champion by Summer 2013.

New found faith in "Dipshit"

Posted by Jennifer on September 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I need to take a moment to apologize to "dipshit" in the event no one knows who this is....it has been my nickname for our Torah since she arrived LOL....Reason being she is the giant puppy in our pack....supplicates the others, has propeller tail, yells like a husky caught in a bear trap when she is happy....you know Dipshit like LOL. Torah has always been a good girl never high impact in anything but she does what u ask always... Today upon picking up Voodoo from her home to attend handling class and stay with us until she shows, we had a small accident...Torah and Voodoo only know one another from handling class a few times and drill team and normally I took Frank to handling. Now for the first time she would have to be crated inside the same car with an “unknown” bitch side by side. :o Upon my attempt to rearrange crates (with dogs inside them) so they would fit in the car, Torah at one point shifted her weight and the Veri kennel fell out the back of the SUV. It shattered and she bolts about 25ft away in fear in a place where she has never been….”Oh GOD Dipshit is now loose” Torah has been through obedience classes since 6 months of age, her recall was perfect upon come she stopped dead turned ran back and sat on my left. I now had a broken kennel and a bitch inside one huge wire crate in the SUV. Okay no choice….Torah hops right in and did not give the bitch a glance after I advised her to leave it! We went to class both girls did great and I must say today I am sorry my faith in dipshit was less than it should have been. Good job Girl! I may just make it through all this after all however; I have every bit of faith she will.

Closer and closer we go....when it stops no one knows

Posted by Jennifer on September 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Exhaustion and worry is still in high gear, on a positive note my crate came yesterday and it was in fact the pink one. YAY to eBay sales person bobopets for being awesome and helpful.

My 6 ft lead should be here on time and then all the things ordered will have arrived. My outfits I ordered to handle my mentors dog have arrived and I look like a whale in them but HEY why not?!

I received a call from my mentor that she is unable to attend for she is falling more and more ill with time.

I will now be taking her bitch Voodoo and my own bitch Torah all by myself

This should be interesting to say the least.....UGH! I am grateful I was able to attain a handler for Torah.

Thank YOU! Jackie Short you are a life saver <3...

Only a few more days and it will all be over...now just to be able to sleep prior, my anxiety is at an all time high.

Please remain calm!

Posted by Jennifer on September 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The show is soon approaching and now the nerves are going some. I feel the stress levels starting to raise all though I shouldn’t. …Or should I …..O.o.

It is a scary thought that people go through this feeling ALL the time when you are active in showing dogs. I picture all of these people stressed to the max with their dogs in tow. I have attended many shows now and can say, not one seems as stressed as I am starting to feel. Where do they get their magic nerves? I wonder…All are always pleasant and joyful when you are there however; I know better now. It is pure simple professional class and nothing less.

Where am I in my show days soon approaching? Why should I be stressed?

Let’s see I received Torah’s fur saver collar last week and it fit (YAY!).

I am still awaiting the arrival of the pink crate and the leather show lead. I am praying they arrive on time. My dear friend and handler Anya that was taking my GSD into the ring now will not be arriving until at least 1pm due to her work schedule. I am grateful she is super in what she does…she managed to get me a back up just in case our ring time is early.

My dear friend and mentor whom I am planning on attending the show with is also a very ill elder. She is not doing well at all and I am worried sick about her. There is a huge possibility that she will not be able to attend due to her declining health. I fear she will not make it much longer and she deeply wanted to finish her last GSD prior to anything happening. I will continue to hold my friend in prayer.

So, I will be alone….just me and my dog for the first time ever entering the ring. The thought actual makes me want to vomit. What happens if we advance? What do I do then? Where do I go? How do I know what time to be there? Is someone taking in my dog or am I? Several deep breathes…. More importantly where am I going to find all that class and grace everyone shows up with? How can I remain calm and smiley when the whole time I would rather panic and run in a circle? UGH!


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