Monday, March 28, 2011

Show weekend

I went to dog shows this weekend.  It seems a strange statement for me of late, I went to two weekends of shows in January and have been home since then. 
It was a chilly end of March weekend, but sunny with no perceptation.  Early show times had me getting up very early!
Saturday morning, I had company with Danielle, Adam and Trinity making the trip with me to Dubuque.  Trinity helped me in the ring, while Danielle slept in the van after putting in a 12 hour shift on Friday night/Saturday morning.  After I was done showing I took them to the Mississippi River Museum, and I went back to take six of my Papillons to the eye clinic held in conjunction with the dog show, with all positive results!
Henri, a.k.a. Loteki Rose To The Throne, was WD/BOW at his 2nd show.  WB was Asia (Loteki In The Heat Of The Moment) and BOS was Hillary (CH Loteki Down The Garden Path).  It was a small show, with one point available, but Henri is just starting and needs everything!  Asia needs singles.
After several hours at the museum, we all went out to lunch and then drove home.
Sunday morning was 8:00 show time, luckily Terry went with me.  Henri and Asia were WD and WB, again.  Asia went on to BOW and BOS over Hillary.  Hillary got a select, so she is well on her way to her Grand Championship.
Sunday was another lovely chilly but sunny day.  The dogs enjoyed the sunshine. It was a nice weekend, but how out of 'shape' I am, having an almost 5 month lay off from shows certainly has me not in the 'swing' of things!  I am sure I will have ample opportunity to get back in to the groove with warmer weather on the horizon.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dexter earns his OTCH!!! WITH a TWO HUNDRED score

A very excited DiAnne Dingmann called tonight to say that Dexter, a.k.a. Loteki He's On Fire, UDX3, OM3, RN, won the Open B class today under judge Richard Mullen in Garden City, KS.   With this win, Dexter earned is Obedience Trial Champion title.  He did it up BIG with a 200!!! 

This was DiAnne's first 200 score.  She is very excited and proud!  What an absolutely fabulous day!  Congratulations!

Dexter is littermates to CH Loteki Ima Natural and Loteki Playing With Fire UD.

Dexter is the ninth OTCh Papillon bred by Loteki Papillons.  I am very, very proud of the accomplishments of DiAnne and Dexter, as well as the other 8 Papillons and owners/trainers that went before him!