Since I don't know if I will have time to post anything before I leave next Monday I thought I would do it now.
So next week Tuesday - Saturday is the Curly-Coated Retriever National Specialty held in Gray Summit, Missouri, by the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America. It's about 30 minutes West of St. Louis. I am heading down Monday morning and heading back home on Saturday after the Field events.
I will be taking Qwik, Bell and Deisel along with me for a week of fun!
Tuesday I have Qwik and Bell entered in Agility. I have Qwik entered in Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers with weaves for her BIG AKC AGILITY DEUBUT! Bell is also entered in Excellent B jumpers and Open Standard. It is an all breed agility trial to hopefully bring in more $$ for the club, since there aren't many Curlies running in agility it's tough to pay the judge for just a few dogs. Later in the afternoon the Upland hunting certificate takes place. I have both Qwik and Diesel entered in that. Both dogs have passed that test before but we had SUCH a good time doing it!
Wednesday is Obedience and Rally and I have Qwik entered in Novice B for Rally and Obedience. This will be her Novice Obedience Debut and I am SO very excited for how she will do! We have been training really really hard! If she Qualifies this weekend in Fond Du Lac and at the Specialty in Rally she will earn her RN title there! Hopefully that all works out! In the afternoon there is a field training seminar with a cool guy. I can't wait to see what he has to say!
Thursday I don't have anyone entered in anything! So my parents are coming down to visit and we are gonna do some touristy things. Like visit the Arch n stuff. Should be a good time. They are taking Bell home with them since she is only entered on Tuesday. They are spending the night and possibly another one depending.
Friday is the BIG FOO FOO perdy dog show. I have Q n D entered in the Hunting Retriever class. Since Qwik is Spayed she can't be entered in the regular class. Qwik is holding her coat very nice and hasn't shed much yet(knock wood!) But Diesel is kinda thin and shed a bit already. Hopefully they can go swimming in the cold Neosho Pond and stay in coat for a little while longer! Friday night is the Banquet.
Saturday the National ends up with the Retrieving tests. I have both Q n D entered in the Middle level and they have to sit and stay for a double retrieve on land and water. Hopefully they stay and remember where the second bird is when they retrieve the first one. We have been working hard on that. Diesel needs a tune up for not peein on everything. Hopefully he will be a good boy for his Auntie!
It will be a busy but very fun week! The National Specialty is only for the breed that it is held for. So there will be Curly Coats ALL OVER! There aren't many around and when we all get together it is a blast.
Qwik is going for this versatility award by being entered in everything possible. If she does well she could win it! There are 11 curlies total going for it. Should be fun! I might have internet access at the hotel to post how we do. Or else yull just have to wait till I come home!