Sunday, January 01, 2006

Year 2005 in Review

Well, I wanted to review the year in dog shows while in Japan for 2005! Here is what we accomplished.

January - we bred Ch. Arabella's Voyager to JKC CH/Int CH. Brotherhood JP Maguma of Strry Sky and had 4 beautiful black pups, 3 boys and 1 girl. Thank you Yukimi Tabuchi, Brotherhood Scotties for this opportunity.

- Scotguard Cookie made her debut at the FCI show, but was unable to get anything as she was the only class bitch.

February - I didn't show any of my dogs, but I was able to achieve Best King in Show with my friend Hiroshi's Wire Fox Terrier special, whom later went on to Best in Show at the Kanagawa FCI!

March - Cookie garnered her first MCC and CACIB ticket, taking BOB over the special! Thank you to Hiroshi Tsuyuki for your expert grooming and guidance when I was unable to do it.

April - The Asia Show came and went, AKC/JKC Ch. Beameups Solid Gold made her debut by taking Award of Merit under judge Siv Jernhake of Sweden. Cookie also achieved Winners Bitch for another MCC. I also showed several terriers while assisting Hiroshi and took AOM with the Jack Russel Mona, helped the Kerry to BOB, and the Cairn to AOM. I later helped by showing the Kerry Blue in group taking a Group 3!!

May - We continued Cookie's journey towards her JKC Championship while waiting for Goldie to make entries for future FCI's. At two back to back shows at Sendai and Morioka, Cookie received Excellent in Group the first day and the CC, and on the second day, received Reserve Queen and the CC as well to finish her Japan championship!

June - Cookie again, went to Morioka for 2 days of shows, Saturday she received excellent in Group and Sunday as well. Goldie and I went to a small club show in Hokkaido and received Group 1 and MCC. I also attended a Dachshund specialty with new friend Junko and won the young adult class with her boy to receive an excellent and his first CC card!

July - Goldie took Group 2 and MCC at a Hachinohe Show, and then Group 3 and MCC at Hokkaido FCI, but what takes the cake for the entire month, is Polo, Ch. Arabella's Voyager taking Group 1 and Best in Show at the Hokkaido FCI over an entry of about 700 dogs!

August - We attended the G7 Handling Seminar where I was invited to give a Scottish Terrier Grooming seminar along with Hiroshi Tsuyuki's translation assistance. Later in the month we went to a club show in Shizuoka and took Best of Breed/MCC to finish Goldie's Championship and then on to Group 2 behind the wire fox under Paula Leikinen from Finland.

September - Goldie and I went to another small show in Hokkadio and Goldie received a Group 1/MCC. Scotguard's Cookie was bred to Polo, Arabella's Voyager and had 4 beautiful puppies, 3 wheaten boys and 1 black girl, soon to be Eva.

October - Has to be the most memorable moment of the year! I took Goldie to the Saitama FCI on the 2nd of October, the day before I was to fly for the Montgomery Kennel Club show in Pennsylvania. Goldie first took Best of Breed/CACIB under judge Keri Nichols of Australia, and then on to Group 1 under Karen Brown of Australia and then finally Queen and Best in Show under judge Mr. Takeda of Japan. The entry was over 1000 dogs and my breath was taken away. I then went to the states where I joined with an old friend, Marko, FIN/AKC/INT Ch. Perhaps Sugardaddy, owned and co-owned with my mom and Hiroshi Tsuyuki. Marko and I managed to get Best of Opposite at Hatboro Kennel Club, this was an awesome win for us. Then upon returning, I took Goldie to a club show in Osaka where she was Group 1 as well. We then traveled to the Okayama FCI where Goldie received BOB/CACIB and Group 3. You can say it was a busy month.

November - November started off Rocky but we redeemed ourselves by traveling to Tokyo for a club show where Goldie was BOB and Group 2, and then on to the Kyushu FCI where we were again BOB and Group 2. I also received my new puppy after being whelped and cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Nakahara of Land Rose in Tokyo. Sarahjoy JPs Harajuku Girl, a beautiful black puppy girl.

December - We first started the month with the Osaka FCI, where Goldie was Best of Breed/CACIB, but sadly nothing in group. But in Tokyo, she made up for lost time, and at the Tokyo FCI by taking BOB/CACIB and then on to Group 1 and Reserve Queen against some tough competition! We are also preparing our new baby girl, Eva for her debut in the baby classes come January!

Happy New Year and Good Luck!

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