Our national breed show was held last week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The city's, and the show's, motto was "Saskatoon Shines". Well, maybe in June or July, but in the last days of April, the only shining was the silver being awarded at the dog show. The weather was cold, rainy and windy, and very inhospitable. Luckily the spirit of the show, and any native Saskatooners(?) that I came in contact with, did shine indeed, and were lovely, warm people.
My friend Cynthia Charbonneau (Cynchar Shelties), asked if I would show her lovely blue bitch "Keva", who I had leased for a litter last year (see her daughter "Meena" a few posts down) and I was more than happy to do so. After winning our very competitive Open Blue bitch class, Keva was then awarded Winners Bitch, and then the most exciting moment the next day when judge Judy Kelsey chose us for Best of Winners. Cynthia handily finished Keva's Canadian championship over the 3 day weekend, taking a Group 1st in style. It was wonderful to share the fun with my friend, and I'm thankful that I could help out.
There were some truly lovely dogs competing, and the overall feel of the show was so positive and uplifting ... it was just plain fun! One of the Awards of Merit was handed to good friends Kim and Pete for their darling, showy sable girl "Ch Laureate Jivara". "Cocoa" is such a crowd pleaser, and simply a joy to watch.
Here's the photo of Keva's terrific win. Judge Judy Kelsey is far left, then me, Cynthia, and Cathy Reid, president of the national club. And of course, the star front and centre, new Canadian Champion Chelson Satin Image!!