I'm not doing a very good job updating my blog this year - just too busy!
February and March were good months for me in the Sussex show ring and I finished Mav's Grand Championship, Marv's Championship, sister Rogue picked up her first major - and springer Ice picked up another High in Trial.
Looking forward to heading back into the field work, now that the conformation titles are out of the way. There will be a lot less showing and much more shooting after this year. It's been a fun change of pace, but now it's time to get back to business!
Puppypalooza is due at the end of the month and I am very excited to meet the new babies! This is the first time we have been in this situation and are getting everything ready, sorting out the multiple litter strategy, details and game plan. I have a feeling May will be a chaotic month. Oy.
Heatcyclepalooza 2016 is in full swing, Storm and Tina are out for breeding, and we are hoping for two litters of very nice springer puppies in April. There are still a couple spots left for males.
It took a little longer than I had hoped, but Maverick finally finished his Grand Championship at the Rocky Mountain Cluster with two BOB wins, a big Group 4 placement and a few Owner-Handler group placements. Baby Marv is growing up and picked up her 8th point, which is not bad for a 10 month old. Lots of nice feedback about this adorable, great moving puppy!
Looking forward to spring and kicking off another super busy season of dog events...more later.
Our 2015 Eukanuba Nationals Invitation - 705 points, #1 seed and #59 on the Top 100 All Breed list.
We didn't start the NOHS pursuit until May, did less than 20 shows, finished with 9 Group 1's and 3 Best in Shows. We also finished as #59 on the Top 100 All Breed point list, a first for any Sussex. Hoping 2016 brings even more success!