Fourth Annual Fun Match, October 8 2011

The Kooikerhondje Club of the USA (KCUSA) held it’s fourth Fun Match last weekend in Weyers Cave, VA. Participating were 10 dogs from five different states: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Next year’s Match will be held in a different geographic location to accommodate the kooiker population not on the East Coast!

AKC judge Carol Noe was the professional eye evaluating the animals on that sun-splashed autumn afternoon. Many of the dogs and owners were in the ring for the first time, and Carol was patient in explaining what was expected of everybody.

Fall Fun Match Participants

We took four Rosewood dogs to the Match: Hamlet, Elsinore, Yorick, and the new puppy, Rosalind. One of the advantages of having a very small number of participants in each category was that every dog placed and got a ribbon!

Hamlet and my niece Carissa

Taga’s Quarto-Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: ……….. First Place, Altered Adult

Joyce and Elsie

Taga’s Weika, Lady Elsinore………………………….First Place, Altered Female

Rose and Yorick

Germanic (Yorick)…………………………………… Second Place, Intact Male

 

Pat and Dwayne Martin with AKC judge Carol Noe and Rosy

Ammervills Rosalind……………………………………………Best Puppy

Two other Rosewood dogs were there–Duncan and Dragon, litter-mates from Bianca’s and Yorick’s litter this June.

Dragon takes Nathan for a turn around the ring.

Wayne and Duncan show their confidence in the ring.

 

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