Off this weekend to the Reliant Series of Dog Shows at the Reliant Center in Houston. We had two dogs entered for the three days of shows, our class boy Dutch (Soyara’s The Flying Dutchman) and our special Knight (Ch. Soyara’s Sir Agravaine Ex Libris CGC). On Friday (Houston KC), Dutch was Best of Winners for a 3-point major under Mrs. Houston Clark; some way to get your first points!
On Saturday (Beaumont KC), we were astonished when Col. Joe Purkhiser gave Dutch Best of Breed over five specials, good for a 5-point major. Of course he didn’t do anything in the Hound Group – not with the likes of Brian Livingston, Bruce Schultz, Erin Roberts and Lori Wilson handling their BIS winners – but we’re delighted that the Beeg Boy has in a weekend completed the hardest part of his championship quest, getting his two majors.
Today (Galveston KC) for reasons unknown, Dutch had an aversion to the judge, shied away when examined, didn’t show particularly well and went Reserve; Friday and Saturday’s Winners Bitch was similarly afflicted. We were happy that the Winners Dog went on to go Best of Winners for his second major and his championship. Knight, who showed superbly all weekend, was Select Dog.
While at the shows, we took the opportunity to have Mike McCartney do Dutch’s portrait. I think he captured him well!