It's hard to believe Mendel's second National Specialty is behind us already! It seems like just yesterday I was on my way home from Seattle with a little ball of fluff. Time sure does fly when you're having fun!
Last year's National, with sister Sookie awarded Grand Futurity & Best in Sweepstakes winner and sister Heli taking Reserve Winners Bitch, was a darn good week for the Genetics litter and this year the team just kept rolling.
Tuesday, September 25 ~ Futurity
Judge Carol Hjort
Photo 51 didn't have any players in the Futurity ring this year so I helped out our friends at Bilrost with one of their lovely "Star Wars" boys. Chewie, having never been shown before, was great fun in the ring!
Chewie, Bilrost's Steadfast Ally, and I placed 4th in the 6-9 Month Futurity Class while his brother Han, Bilrost's Corellian Scoundrel, placed 2nd.
|Chewie, left, and brother Han|
Keep an eye on Bilrost Samoyeds, we've got some very exciting plans with them on the horizon!!
Wednesday, September 26 ~ Obedience/Rally
Dr. Elizabeth Wells (Rally) & Judge John D. Landis (Obedience)
Mendel started off the day in the Rally ring and performed beautifully to earn his first Rally Novice Leg with a score of 93 out of 100 points!!
Mendel's sister, Heli, rocked the house in Obedience winning Highest Scoring Dog in Regular Classes and Highest Scoring Champion of Record! Great work, Heli & Drea!
|CH ArticCross N Double Helix Unzip Your Genes|
Wednesday, September 26 ~ Sweepstakes
Judges Terrie Breen (Puppy & Veteran), Leah Seman (Working)
Mendel's Mamma, Allele (Multi BISS CH Hawkwind Rocks the Gene Pool) was awarded 1st Place in the 8-10 Year Veterans Class
(photo coming soon)
Mendel won 1st Place in the Novice Working Sweeps class!!
|ArticCross N Double Helix's Mendelian Masterpiece|
Congrats to Mendel's Aunt, Annika (BISS GCH Hawkwind's Emerald Storm), for winning Best in Working Sweepstakes!!
Thursday, September 27 ~ Dogs
Judge Dody FroehlichChewie (Bilrost's Steadfast Ally) won 2nd place in American Bred Dogs, handle by Drea Dunkle
Mendel's beautiful brother, FISH, made us squeal with joy when he was awarded WINNERS DOG from the Bred By class with breeder and friend, Julie Dunkle, to finish his Championship!!
|CH ArticCross N Double Helix FISH the Gene Pool RN|
FISH also won the Working Dog Class!!
FISH is Julie's service dog in "real life", but he sure knows how to put on a great show in the ring.
Friday, September 28 ~ Bitches
Judge Edd Bivin
Mendel's mama, Allele, did it again! This time winning 1st place in the 8-10 year old Veteran Bitch regular class!
(photo coming soon)
Saturday, September 29 ~ Best of Breed
Judge Cheri Hollenback
The beautiful Miss Morgana (CH Hawkwind's Morganite Moonstone), owned by our friends at Bilrost Samoyeds, was given an Award Of Merit for the second year in a row at the National Specialty!
Morgana and her mama, Electra, teamed up in brace to win 1st place in their class for the second year in a row, as well! Great job, girls!!
There was a great place for some nice pictures at the show site so we made sure to snap a few pics of Mendel and Heli! Click on photos to view larger!
|Mendel & Heli|