Committed to the improvement of the breed by breeding for health, temperament and better structure in dogs that have the ability to herd.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pretty Big News

First of all, last week I became the newest AKC Breeder of Merit! I looked online and I am the 4th Cardigan breeder in the state of MN to receive this award. There are several perks to being in this group of people, and there are a few requirements that are needed for such a title. I received a lapel pin and certificate in the mail this weekend while I was away at the dog show.

Speaking of the dog show:

On Friday under judge Jean Fournier, Ballantyne, aka Naughty, was Best of Opposite at the CWCCA Supported Entry for a 5 point major to finish her Grand Champion title! She finished her Grand title in 6 consecutive shows, with 6 majors! on Saturday she was again BOS, this time under breeder judge Vivian Moran. Now that her Grand CH title is completed she'll have some time off for boot camp and maturing before I take her out again for any amount of fun ;)

On Sunday, under judge Joe Gregory, Ava was Select for her final few points (another 4 pt major!) to finish her Grand Champion title! Ava had 7 Grand majors to finish her GCH title.

Both girls are bred and owned by me. Ava is going to be a momma sometime this fall/winter and she'll take time off to do other things like maybe Rally and CGC testing before she goes back out as a special.

So three wonderful things all in one week!

When I come down from Cloud 9, I'll let you know :)


Michelle said...

Just stay up there on that cloud for awhile, Garrett; you've earned it!!!

Laurie in Alberta said...

I follow you blog and really respect your breeding philosophy, Garrett. So congratulations on your Breeder of Merit recognition. Would that all breeders ( of all dogs) were as diligent as you to ensure soundness in mind and body.