Monday, November 1, 2010

Northwest Briards Take Canada By Storm!

With over 1,000 entries in conformation alone, the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers shows in Abbotsford BC are billed as Canada's Largest Dog Show, bringing judges from around the world.

On Thursday Am/Can Ch Bijou Educated Guess - Griffey completed his Canadian Championship by going Winners Dog at the LMDF Shows, presented by Janine Starink to Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup of Thailand.  Griffey was Best of winners earlier that day in the Peace Arch Working and Herding Specialty.   Griffey went on to earn his CKC Rally Novice title on Friday and Saturday earning all three legs in three tries, including one First Place!

Also on Thursday at the Peace Arch Working Herding specialty Judy Meggitt's Am Ch Briardale's Camille Lebec - Elle went Best of winners for a two point major showing to Charlotte McGowan of Newton MA.

On Friday, Am/Can Ch Deja Vu Sense and Sensibility CD, RE - "Ellie" took Second Place in the Veteran Sweepstakes showing to Gary Tucker.  Later Ellie took a Group One showing to Jack Boyd of New Zealand.  At almost ten years of age, she looked stunning in the Best of Breed ring!  What a way to retire!!!!

Am/Can Ch Deja Vu Back Seat Driver CGC, RA, PT, CD Am/Can-RN, JHD-s, TT - "Nash" completed his Canadian Championship on Sunday October 31, at the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers Shows in Abbotsford BC, expertly presented by Shea Skinner to Judge Paul Stanton. Stanton, an F.C.I. All Breeds judge from Sweden later awarded Nash a 4th place in the herding group. Nash also earned his CKC Rally Novice title with 2-First Place perfect scores and 1-Second Place score of 99.

Mark Your Calendars! Information on 2011 National!

Host Hotel Details
Clarion - Greensboro Airport Location
Room Rates: $74 per night, including FULL hot breakfast.
**The pet fee has been waived and up to 6 dogs are allowed per room.**
The hotel is located near the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, but is within 1 and 1/2 hours from Charlotte or Raleigh airports. There is plenty of shopping nearby in the Wendover Place shopping center for any needs during your stay including Pet Smart, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Target, Walmart, Macy's and many more stores/restaurants and a number of banks, etc.

Show Dates
The National will be the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday following the all-breed shows at the Greensboro Coliseum (indoors and air-conditioned)
The dates for these shows are as follows:
Danville KC, Wed-Thurs, August 10-11, 2011
Greater Hickory KC, Friday, August 12, 2011
Carolina Kennel Club, Sat-Sun, August 13-14, 2011
These all-breed shows have special events such as Puppy, BBE, Veteran Groups, seminars, etc.
BCA National is August 15-17, 2011
Breed Judge: Mr. Stanley Saltzman (Accepted nomination)
Sweepstakes: Michele DeTour (Accepted nomination)
All-breed Agility trials will be held in Concord, NC, August 10-13, before the National and in Greensboro at the Coliseum starting the day after the National ends and running from August 18 - 21.