Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Thumper finished his AKC championship this past weekend by going Winner's Dog and Best of Winners on Friday and Saturday for back-to-back majors under judges Monica Canestrini and Joan Zielinski, respectively. This is my first Champion out of all Bred-by classes and Ribbon's 2nd AKC Breed Champion. In addition, his littermate Sammy (Inkwell's Imagine That) is now Inkwell's Imagine That RX as he completed his Rally Excellent title with a 2nd place finish with his owner Donna Johnson. A good weekend for the Inkwells!!

Multiple Premier, AKC/ASCA Ch. Inkwell's Tom-tom !

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's been a busy few weeks for the dogs here, with some ASCA shows for Thumper and the puppies Satin and Luster.

First up was the MidAtlantic ASC show weekend in October at Point of Rocks, MD. Luster garnered a Best of Breed Puppy and Satin a BOSP under Breeder judge Kelly English.
In later shows Luster went BOBP  also, with Satin BOSP to him.
Later on Thumper went Best Opposite Sex over a nice entry. We didn't end up getting photos on the puppy wins but at the next show, under judge Whitney Coombs, Satin was handled by my friend Tyler for her first time in the ring and she did a nice job.

Satin with her afternoon handler Tyler for Tyler's first time in the ring.
Last weekend I took Luster, Satin and Thumper down the road to Georgia to the Greater Atlanta ASC shows in Cartersville GA for a 6-show weekend. Over the 6 shows the puppies went BOBP or BOBP for 11 (I think!) ribbons. 

Luster BOBP under judge Trisha Herring; he went BOBP 4 of the 6 shows and BOSP the other 2.

Satin under judge Lynda Shackelford; she went BOBP twice (under :Lynda and under Rosemarie O'Hara in the final show, and BOSP 3 shows.  There were other puppies too!
Thumper with his rosettes and the handler who took him in the ring for the wins, Anna Tso.

 Of course Thumper was at the shows as well and after the first show in an Olympic-sized ring I asked Anna Tso, just wrapping up a successful juniors career and without a Secial to handle for the weekend, if she would like to show Thumper. The result was 2 Bests of Breed (Lynda Shackleford and Chuck Quinlan) and a Best Opp win under judge David Clayton. All in all a nice trip south for us. 

Thumper with Anna.

Luster is 5 months old her.

Satin also 5 months old, of course. She's a girly.