Nov. 4, 2013

2013 GRCA National Specialty

Back from the National Specialty and had a great time! A full 10 days of Golden Retriever activities- what more could you ask for? 

Manny won the Field Trial dog class but didn't make the cut in BOB. He won the ** class in Gun Dog Sweeps too. He also made it through the first 2 series of the Qual and was awarded the Bill Lester Trophy by the GRCA. It's awarded to the dog who has the most points in conformation and recieves a field trial placement or Jam within the year. This trophy has not been awrded in several years!!

Tripp showed in the Am owner handled class and showed really well for his first time in the ring. He had a great time which was evident, stacked nicely and moved really well. Going to order some pics and will post soon. He rocked the first 2 series of the Derby stake stepping on all of his birds. He came up short in the 3rd series though, the setup was just a picture he's not got in his head yet but he was FUN to run!

Getting back to obedience for the winter with Manny- going to train for his UD and then onto tracking. Tripp will continue in field- Master and Quals in his future. Oh!! and Tripp got his SH in 4 tests!