Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beautiful weekend in MD.

 Last week Veronika and I grabbed  ourselves a few dogs and went
to visit out friends Bill and Claire on their farm at wild and beautiful WV.
Beside of spending great time with great people we also participated
at 4-days show cluster in Cumberland, MD,
just across of the river from our friends place.

 We made our camp at guys RV
and enjoyed privacy and very convenient stay.
Dogs did too!

 Above- Lusha and Gigi sharing the bed.
Below - Lusha sharing this pillow with nobody!

Not only we had wonderful mini-vacations, but
returned back with some serious prizes on our 
"Grand-Champion To-Be".
Lusha went BOS first two days and GrCh SELect to others.
8 Grand Champion points in total collected at one weekend.
Only 6 more to go till her Majesty will obtain her new Title!

Beside of all dog adventures I got to do some painting too...
 Weather was staying good for the first few days
and we with Claire enjoyed some outdoor sketching!

Next weekend- another show....
Meanwhile - enjoying my time home with family.
Girls need some rest too, yes, Lusha?...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Montgomery County All Terrier working trial 2016.

 This year our dogs went on a road trip to be a part of 
Montgomery County All Terrier working trial 2016.
Above - Chant is "Driving", Roy is "Looking for Directions".
Below: Lusha (left) and Gigi (right)
"Are we there yet?.."

 So what this event is about?
Nothing much. :-) Simply bunch of working terriers and their parents
from all over North America getting together to have some fun
and compete in various disciplines from Obedience and Agility
to Barn Hunt and Lure Coursing.
Full week filled with adventures.
This year we only participated one day and it was only one Rally trial.
But it was 4 dogs, with 4 Qs, 3 placements and two finished Titles.
Not bad for one trial!

 Above: Shazzam's crew at AMSC desk in front
of so called "schnauzer village".
Below - outlook at some of breed "villages" and agility rings.

 It is rather fancy out there...

 Above: Irina with our Rally-O Judge Susanne Babcock.
This wonderful lady came up with the most complicated and fun
Rally maps we ever saw... Never-less,
Lusha (left) managed to get top in the class score of 96
and finished her Rally Excellent Title.
Gigi (left) got her last "leg" and completed her Rally Novice Title.
Chant got first leg in Rally advance with score of 98
and third placement in his division.
Roy was a real trooper to go to the ring first,
and regardless of all destructions, got his first qualifying score
for the Excellent level.
He also got third placement in his class, same like Chant.
We met many old friends, saw many beautiful (and very smart!) dogs
 and came back home feeling accomplished.
On Sunday to the conformation show we go!..
This is "THEE SHOW" of the Year,
what everybody terrier lover looking forward too.
Over 100 miniature schnauzers signed up to compete in 2016
in regular rings and sweepstakes.
Hope to return from there with even more ribbons...
Stay tuned, my friends!