Saturday, October 30, 2010

Back from Nationals!

Well Thumper and I went to Waco Texas on October 18 to participate in the Australian Shepherd Club of America National Specialty and had a great time.   Entered in 9-12 month puppy class all week Thumper took first place in his class in all 3 'pre-shows'  (Hill Country ASC, All-Around ASC, and ASC of Washington shows) in increasingly large classes. In the National show Thumper also won his class in 9-12 month puppy sweeps, winning a bit of cash and another blue ribbon. In regular class competition in the National Thumper placed 4th in a large class. He showed well all weak but definitely became weary after so many times in the ring on consecutive days along with being confined far more than at home. He did get some good playtime with his traveling companions and even celebrated his birthday and the completion of his week of showing by buying me ice cream with his winnings. (He turned a year old this last week). Overall he traveled like a pro and made many new acquaintances. I will post some win photos for his shows when they are sent to me in a few weeks. Meanwhile here he is runinng and playing with his travel mates at a play stop en route to Texas.

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