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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2013 Pyrenean Shepherd National Specialty Show

The Specialty show for the Bergers des Pyrenees breed was held in conjunction with the all-breed show in New Castle, Pennsylvania this past weekend. I had 3 dogs entered. Our 12 yr. old girl, Eureka, was entered in the Veteran Classes. Tryst was entered in the Open Classes and our newest member of the family, Gabizos du Picourlet, was only entered one day. The weather was cold, windy and rainy for two days. We were not outfitted for such weather and ended up going into town to purcahse warmer clothes. Thank goodness the trailer we were camping in is well insulated and had a heater. But, to enlighten our sour mood the weather was putting us in my old girl, Eureka, showed like a dream and surprised us all with a Best of Breed win from the Veterans Class. She never put a foot wrong, she moved gracefully and looked stunning. I am so very, very proud of all our dogs but Eureka certainly was outstanding! The day of the Specialty Show our male import, Gabizos du Picourlet, stepped into the ring an AKC showdog virgin and came out as "Winners Dog" then went on to be honoured with the title of "Best of Winners"! This earned him 5 points towards his American Championship title. Our youngest competitor, Chaparral's French Tryst, had her head in the clouds with all her socializing and took 3 days to work herself up from 4th place to 1st place on the last day before our departure. She is so silly and everyone threatened to steal her from me. Other Chaparral competitors were Tango and Liberty and their owners in the agility venue an hour away. They collected more legs towards a variety of agility titles and were also acting ambassadors of the breed at both venues.

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