Thursday, December 29, 2011

Betsy finishes 2011 as #2 Breed and All Breed

Congratulations Vandra Huber, Ch. McVan's Be Bop Baby was #2 breed and all breed as well as a Top 20 Terrier (unofficial number). SHe finished out with 18 Group 1s, 2 BIS, 7 BISS! Not bad for a part timer!

We had a great year, finishing the year out with 3 Top 5 dogs in my household at different times, to include the wire, Jonjo, and Frankie with the help fo Jeanice Barton in Texas!

We didn't finish as many dogs this year, as we were flying around most of the year, but we managed to finish and show a few westies:

Lila owned by Tom Ward (finished with nearly all majors, only shown in about a total of one months time, including some great wins, our first time out she was WB/BOS over the specials for a 5 point major.

We helped put some GCH points on Bessie, Fred Askins other Westie, along with a few group placements assisted by madeline Aroney, Group 2 and 3 in Virginia.

We assisted in puttng some points on Angus, son of Jenny that I showed, where Madeline took over as his handler this year and got his first major under Frank Sabella, a very special win for all...congrats Jeff and Lori Waite.

We also managed to become new friends with Deb and Ida, owners of "Justin" the Westie. OUr first time out was at the National Dog Show where he garnered Best of Breed and a Group 3 under Mr. Bob Black, and then on to Best of Breed the following day, a great starter weekend, and then ended the year with an Award of Excellence at Eukanuba. The wins pulled Justin into the Top Ten Westies! Congrats!

With the assistance of Hiroshi at Devon, he piloted Jo Hubbs Wire, Ellie to Best of Winners under Terry Stacey for a 5 point major! :)Ellie had previously the weekend before picked up a few points at the Michigan circuit as well, so congrats to Jo!

We also picked up a few Corgis to take care of for Hiroshi and Madeline Aroney singled out Sheeba, while Angie has a few points of her own.

Next year we will continue Betsy's campaign as we can, concentrating on specialties once again. I will be catching up on my overseas travel next year, I've been looking forward to Austria for a while now, those who know me know that its one of my favorite countries! And I look forward to going back to Japan in April! :)

Specials Dogs to look for:

Betsy the Scotty
Justin the Westie

on deck in the classes:

George the Wire
Super the Wire
Angus the Scottie
Melody the Scottie