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In pursuit of the automatic sit…

Big conformation classes can last for a half-hour or more. Even though smaller classes are shorter, a dog that wins his individual breed class has a long stretch to look forward to in the Winners ring. At specialities, Best of Breed classes, aka ‘intersex,’ can run 50-75 dogs, and often end up being split into [...]

Ch. Kabree Mad About You RA

Image by neilfein via Flickr I’ve been offline for almost a week, camping and trialing at the annual Wine Country Circuit at Sampson State Park in Romulus, NY. After a couple of false starts earlier this summer – shows I’d entered but was too fatigued to compete in – Madison finally got her chance to [...]

Good for Madison, not-so-good for me

Image via Wikipedia It’s national specialty week for the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America (ECSCA), and I’m here in Milan OH at the national specialty. On Monday, Madison made her agility debut in FAST (did the send successfully and racked up 35 points before we made the critical mistake of retaking the A-frame…oops!) But [...]