Monday, April 14, 2014

We're back!

We had to take a little blogging break, we were on vacation.  We were at the Collie Club of America National specialty show last week.  What a wonderful way to spend the week!  We caught up with friends, competed at the show, and spent the week surrounded by 900+ collies! 

The Girls!

Holly, Abby and Scarlett

Holly competed in the veterans class, and she was so excited to be back in the ring!


Abby competed in the Best of Variety group, with all the other finished champions.  She looked so beautiful, and it was so great to see her back in the show ring after taking a 3 year break. (to raise her family)

They were offering a free CGC test for all the collies at the National, so both Abby and Holly gave it a try.  And they both passed, so they now have the CGC title after their names!

Scarlett was shown in the smooth bred by exhibitor class, and she looked so great with my daughter.  The judge thought so too, she gave Scarlett 1st place in the Bred By class!  This was quite an honor, and we are so proud of both Scarlett and my daughter!  We recevied a lot of compliments on Scarlett both before her class and after.



The National ended on Saturday, and yesterday we spent the day relaxing.  Last night we took the dogs for a walk on the beach, and the colors in the sky were gorgeous!  It was the perfect ending to my vacation!

Kori, pretty girl!



  1. Oh my we bet that was so much fun. Hopefully every buddy went home with the right owner since there were so many look a likes, BOL
    Lily & Edward

  2. Phew - had to get all the way to end of your post to see our favorite boy - can't help it - jut love the hairies ;) :) :) Well done on the show and for the wins too

  3. Oh ryder you are a guy after a girls are so beautiful and so are your girls....
    stella rose

  4. It must have been pawsome to be around that many collies. Did they all bark at the same time?


  5. Looks like you had a great holiday! Well done on your win

  6. It's nice to have a blog vacation at times. Congratulations on all of your successes at Nationals. It's not surprising about the CGC - Your dogs are well trained. But still nice to have the opportunity to test in such a convenient way. Thanks for sharing the last 2 portraits, they are beautiful.

  7. Gosh I love you show this breed, standing up there so beautifully and naturally! It shows the off to perfection! We used to show all our breeds here in Oz like that but the tight lead thing is creeping in.