Saturday, April 28 - Samoyed Association of Madison IncJudge: Ms. Marcia Feld
Allele (BISS CH Hawkwind Rocks the Gene Pool), Mendel's Dam, wins her second Best in Specialty Show, this time from the Veteran class!!
Heli (ArticCross N Double Helix Unzip Your Genes), Mendel's Sister, was awarded Best of Winners!!
Mendel and his siblings showed beautifully helping both mom, Allele, and dad, Rico, win the stud dog and brood bitch classes.
|Daddy Rico (L), Sister Sookie, and Mendel (R) showing in Stud Dog|
Saturday, April 28 2012 - Greater Milwaukee Samoyed Fanciers Weight Pull
Mendel - 2nd place in the Amateur class, his first time out, pulling 834lbs
Friend Gina Cashen's boy, Layne, also pulled 834lbs (but Layne did so without barking his fuzzy head off before getting to work so he got 1st place)
Heli - 1st place in the Novice class, also her first time, pulling over 500lbs
Sookie - 3rd place in the Amateur class
Judge, Marcia Feld, was sitting chute-side watching the weight pull. While waiting for his turn at around the 500lb range Mendel found Mrs. Feld and decided she needed some love. The whole time the dog before him pulled, he sat blissfully in his harness with his chest in her lap getting snuggled. Times like this are when I remember just how much I completely adore that dog.
|Weight Pull Participants|
Sunday, April 29 - Greater Milwaukee Samoyed Fanciers
Sweepstakes Judge: Mrs Heather (Massey) Jones
Allele, Mendel's Mama - Best Veteran in Sweeps
Sookie (Dbl Helix ArticCross Nu Blood at SFX), Mendle's Sister - Best in Sweepstakes
Mendel - Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes
|Allele, Sookie, and Mendel - How very impressive for Mama to win veterans while her get are still competing in Sweepstakes!|
Regular Class Judge: Robin Hug
FISH (ArticCross N Double Helix FISH the Gene Pool), Mendel's brother - Reserve Winners Dog
Heli (ArticCross N Double Helix Unzip Your Genes), Mendel's sister - Reserve Winners Bitch
Sookie (DblHelix ArticCross Nu Blood at SFX), Mendel's sister - Best of Opposite Sex
|Sookie sporting her lovely BOS colors|
And just because it's one of his best pictures yet, here's Mendel all by himself with his Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes win. Big thanks to Judge Heather Massey-Jones and the lovely photographer for the weekend. Cima Photography