A lovely puppy that I placed from our last litter, born almost a full year ago, went to live with a wonderful family who agreed to let "Oliver" be a part-time show dog when he was ready. We took him out last summer, and at his first show, was Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Group. I had other showing commitments at the time, so we let Oliver stay home and just grow up. We decided to enter him at the London Canine dog show in Tillsonburg, but that was his first indoor show, and he didn't know quite what to make of things, although behaved very well nonetheless. I took advantage of the day and shot these photos.
This weekend we entered Oliver at the Kent Kennel Klub shows in Chatham. On Saturday, judge Kristen Francis awarded him Reserve Winners Dog, Best Puppy in Breed, then Best Puppy in Group. Today, Oliver was Best of Winners under judge Mrs. S. Alexander. He's more than halfway to his championship in just 3 outings, and owners Victoria and Debbie Brewster are very pleased with their puppy! I think they gave him the right "start" with the name they chose for him - "Anamchara A Step Ahead".
Oliver is out of our Am/Can Ch Shaydeechase Girl Interrupted (Jolie) and is by Ch Lynphil Mirror Mask. On Saturday, the club sponsored a "Be in the Pink" fund raiser for breast cancer, and the flower I'm wearing was in support of that. There was pink everywhere!