November we ventured to Ottawa for the Show of Shows. What an honor to be in an event that you are only eligible to compete in if you have won an All Breed Best in Show. I went with the full expectation of having fun and that is exactly what we did. We won the breed all three days and we placed in a very competitive group one out of the three days. Thank you Ms. Shirley Limoges for Rolex Group 3rd .
The Show of Shows event itself was very exciting and being all dressed up and in the ring with my buddy Rolex along with some of the nicest dogs in the Non-Sporting ring this year was truly an honor.
Then after arriving home, we ventured off to Brandon, Manitoba for Rolex last show of the year! Thank you the Mrs. Cathy Cinnamon and Mr. Chris Neilson for Rolex’s Group 1st placements and to Ms. Virginia Lyne for Rolex’s Group 3rd placing.
This past year has been an amazing ride for the two of us filled with lots of highs. Along the way I have met some amazing people and made wonderful new friends Thank you to all the judges and supporters of Rolex over the past two years. Now Rolex gets to stay at home do local shows and work on obedience and rally while the new Whippets and Dalmatian babies get to play in the ring!
Turkey Weekend Show
The month of October we only did one show and it turned out to be a great one!
Rolex received his 3rd All Breed Best in Show under judge Mr. Donald Wallace at the Fort Garry Kennel Club shows Thanksgiving weekend.
Thank you very much Mr. Wallace. Picture can be seen in the Stars of Special D Section.
More Trips out West
The month of September Rolex and I travelled to Edmonton where he was awarded with a Group 1st under Judge Mr. Morley Thornton
We also travelled to Regina for the Prairie Canine Academy shows where Rolex was awarded with a Group 1st under Judged Mrs. Joan Beech, Mrs. Maida Puterman and Mrs. Marilyn Mincey. Mrs. Mincey also awarded Rolex with a Reserve Best In Show.
I also had the opportunity to show two lovely whippets owned by Eroca Christante. On Saturday I showed Nash Ch Winsmith Law and Order and he received the Breed and a Group 2nd, I also showed Tecate Ch Aikerskaill Wicked Ale who won Best Puppy in Show! Thank you Mrs. Beech for these wonderful wins and Eroca for letting show your lovely dogs.
While I was out in Regina, Sara Nelson and Tia went off to Thunder Bay for two days. Tia was awarded with a Group 2nd under Mr. Thomas Berke and a Group 4th under Mr. Rick Fehler, completing her championship. Way to go Sara and Tia! Photos can be seen in the Where are They Now section.
On a non dog show note. Congratulations to Roger Lavergne and Aguedo Santos who own SpecialD Postal Code Required “Kodi”. Roger and Aguedo were married over the Labour Day weekend and all three of their Dalmatians were a part of their special day. Photos can be seen in the Where are They Now section.
Rolex and Stella have a blast at MCA
August is one of my favorite shows MCA! Rolex was awarded two Group 1st under Mr. R. Goldstein, and Mrs Jean McErlane a Dalmatian Breeder Judge from New Zealand. Rolex was also awarded with a Group 2nd under Mrs. K. LeBlanc and a Group 3rd under Mrs. J. Fournier from the US. Thank you judges! At the Hound Specialty our little whippet girl, Stella, was awarded with a Group 1st and Best Puppy in Group under judge Mr. J. Lim from Australia.
Rolex finished the month of August in Saskatoon being placed in the group two out of the three days. Thank you to Mr. D. Fizimmonds for our Group 3rd and Mr. C. Nelson for our Group 1st. Some of the pictures are in the Stars of Section – I still have to get out to the photographers to pick my pictures from MCA. Keep checking they will be there.
Rolex Keeps on Winning
To kick start July we headed off to Swift Current SK. Rolex was awarded Grp 1st under Mrs. C. Ringstrom, Mrs. N. Popovich, & Mrs. A. Gaudin and a Group 2nd under Mr. D. Gaudin. Stella was also at this show and was awarded a Group 2 and Best Puppy in Group under Mr. D. Gaudin and was Best Puppy in Show on Sunday under Mrs. T. Brown.
The month of June was an exciting and sad month for us
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On the show scene it was very exciting! In the middle of the month we were off to Kenora & District Dog Club shows and Rolex showed his little heart out.
Coming home with 2 Group Firsts – Thank you judges Rosemary Shoreman and Gerona MacCuaig
3 Group Seconds – Thank you judges Michael Shoreman, Jean Bateman and Wayne Davidson and one Group 3rd – Thank you Nancy Popowich.
I once again had the pleasure of showing a lovely whippet, Ch Winsmith Gossip Girl aka Stella who received a Best Puppy in Show under Judge Wayne Davidson. Thank you for a wonderful weekend! My weekend was made complete when I was asked by David Markus to co own Stella with him and Harriet Lee – I of course said yes without hesitation.
At the end of June we ventured off to Hamilton for the Dalmatian Club of Canada National Specialty. The weather was hot and far too humid for my spotted buddy and I was literally dragging him around the ring. Luckily for us the humidity and temperature dropped on the last day and Rolex was awarded this years 1st Award of Merit under judge Honey Glendenning.
Pictures can be found in the Stars of Special D section.
June was also a sad month for us as we had to say goodbye to our first Dalmatian Ch SpecialD Sadie Hawkins. Sadie was just shy of turning 15 years and 3 months old. She was our small little girl who was sweet and got us started in this world of dog shows and breeding. We will miss her terribly.
May was an incredible month at Special “D”
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At the beginning of May we headed off to Thunder Bay at the Lakehead Kennel Club shows. It may have been raining and cold outside but Rolex was heating up the ring with a Group 1 under Mrs. Mike McBeth, a Group 1 under Mr. Allan Pepper and a Group 2 under Mr. Len Harfield. Thank you judges!
The following weekend it was the Mid Canada show where Rolly was awarded with a Group 2nd by Ms. Beverley Capstick and a Group 3rd from Ms. Ainslie Mills . Thank you very much!
To finish off the month was the Fort Garry Shows in Manitoba. Rolex was awarded a Group 2nd under Mrs. Patricia Lancot and a Group 1st and his second Best in Show under Mrs. Jacqueline Rusby. Thank you to both judges for your kind words about Rolex. As his breeder I will remember those forever.
I also had the please of showing David Markus’ whippet Ch Winsmith Gossip Girl who won the Group and Reserve Best in Show under Mrs. Rusby. Thank you.
Pictures of these wins can be found in the Special D Stars section of the site.
Rolex gets his first BIS!
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On Sunday, March 30, 2008 Rolex was awarded with his first Best In Show under Mrs. Avery Gaudin. Northwinds turned out to be an amazing weekend for us. Rolex received a group 2nd under Ms Michelle Scott, another Group 2nd under Mr. Doug Gaudin and the finishing the weekend off with a Grp 1st and Best In Show under Ms. Gaudin. Thank you to all the judges for your recognition of this young man. All pictures can be found in the SpecialD Stars section.
ROLEX DOEN'T LET THE WEATHER SLOW HIM DOWN
February we attempted to travel back and forth to Brandon for a show, which once again proved to be not the way to do that show. Snow storms in February in Manitoba are inevitable. Perhaps next year I will learn and book a room. Friday however, was wonderful with Rolex being awarded a Group 2nd under Judge Mr. Morley Thorton. Thank you very much.
In March month we travelled to Prince Albert where Rolex was awarded a two Group 1st, Thank you Judges Ms. Janet Buchanan and Mr. Walter Pinsker. In addition Rolex was awarded two Group 3rds – many thanks to Mr. Thomas Alexander and Mr. Merlin Vandekinder and two Group 4ths – thank you Mr. and Mrs. Verhulst.
Pictures can be seen in the Special”D” Stars section.
ROLEX STARTS 2008 WITH A BANG!!
To kick off 2008 we headed down to MN for a little bit of showing and a lot of shopping!!! Rolex was awarded Winners Male under judge Mr. James Ham and then WM/BofW under judge Dr. Albert Bianchi. This was Rolex’s first US Major. Thank you gentlemen.
Also in January Rolex and I ventured out to Calgary for a show and it turned out to be a wonderful trip. Thank you to judge Ms. Cathy Cinnamon for Rolex’s Group 1st and Ms. Valerie Gervais for Rolex’s Group 3rd. Thank you ladies.
What a wonderful way to start out the year both in US and Canada! Pictures can be seen in Special”D” Stars Section.
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