Saturday, August 4, 2012

GSA: Grayhart Girls go to Greenville!

Our Grayhart Southern Adventure, (GSA), ended on a successful note at the three day show circuit in Greenville, SC.  These shows are some of the largest all-breed shows in the country with over 2500 dogs entered each day in conformation, obedience and rally.  The shows are held in the TD Convention Center which has ample air conditioning and a great setup with obedience in a separate area from the commotion of grooming and conformation.  This is one of my favorite venues and it doesn't hurt to have a ton of awesome vendors for a little shopping therapy.  I had two goals for the  weekend.  For Mia, it was to get her comfortable showing at her first indoor shows and be happy in the show ring as we are still in the process of training her to be a show dog.  For Savi, it was her debut in the obedience ring and I was hoping to get a qualifying leg or two.  Our focus has been on agility so I knew that some of the obedience exercises would need work, others would be solid, like her stays.
 Mia made me proud!  She was a happy girl in the ring, wagging her tail when the judges went to examine her and she even tried to kiss them!  She sure didn't look like a newbie in the ring.
 Mia on the go round...
 Each day, Mia got better and better.
 She was so wiggly, wagging her tail that her whole butt moved and I had to hold her still for the judge to examine her.
Movement shot, a bit of a blur but all feet, human and canine in sync.
 Savi was a good girl and showed what a star she could be, qualifying two days in a row for her first Novice B legs towards her CD or Companion Dog title!
Savi's down stay...even the judges smiled at her.
 Her heeling needs improvement but her stand for exam and stays were excellent. Every dog activity has its challenges and rewards and all are a learning experience.
 Not only did Savi qualify, but on the 2nd day at the Hendersonville Kennel Club show, she won the Highest Scoring Weimaraner in Obedience award and was given this lovely blue dog bed!
What a successful trip for Savi - first making her agility debut at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Agility Trial and earning two qualifying legs, Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers with Weaves, with placements - a 1st and 2nd place respectively.  One week later, she earned two CD legs!  Versatility at its best!

You can check back to our previous posts for pictures and videos of our trip including videos of Trixie winning High Combined Weimaraner at the TWC Agility Trial and our awesome hikes in Pisgah National Forest as well as time spent with Debbie and Sky and Elena and Summit.

Photos by our good friend and pupparazzi, KellyAnn Kwiatek.

1 comment:

Sagira said...

Sounds like you all did wonderful! Congrats! :)