We have been busy lately, so have been neglecting the collie blog! So what have we been doing? Well, first there was the Collie Club of America National show, which was held in Wisconsin this year. Over 600 collies attended, and we drove from New England to Wisconsin so we could be a part of it. We took Scarlett, and we had a wonderful time. We met a lot of collie breeders, and visited with friends we had not seen in a while. The National was held in La Crosse, right on the banks of the Mississippi river!
This weekend we attended a collie specialty show. It’s one of our favorite dog shows, as it's held at a horse farm, with beautiful, rolling green hills. As we sat watching the collies competing in the show ring, we were surrounded by lush, emerald green fields with horses playing and grazing in the distance.
|These two yearlings were curious about the collies. They came right over to say hello, and get a closer look!
At the show, Scarlett won Reserve Winners Bitch. She looked beautiful, and so did Kori, the judge had trouble deciding between my two girls! I think they are going to both have nice show careers ahead of them. They both seem to enjoy dog shows, which makes it fun for all of us.
Captain, Scarlett’s littermate, was at the show too. He won Winner’s dog, and this was a very exciting win, as it finished his championship! He is the first puppy, that I have bred, to become a champion, and it was so wonderful being there to see it! You can see all the puppies from the litter on this post: http://collie222.blogspot.com/2012/05/puppies-are-now-3-12-weeks-old.html?m=0
It has been a very nice Spring so far. And we can't wait to see what will happen in the upcoming months! But for now, the collies are just going to enjoy this beautiful weather!