Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Last weekend was the HUGE Detroit Kennel Club all breed dog show. They had conformation, of course, but also had agility, obedience, lure course racing, police dogs, cart pulling dogs, etc. It's the largest benched show in North America. Our obedience club does the agility ring every year at this trial. In addition we do obedience and rally and other agility trials every year. We also have all volunteer taught dog training classes on all levels from 'green' beginners to advanced students.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
SHOCKED - It's important NOT to take oneself too seriously.
I recently got a particularly nasty couple of comments on my blog about a photo of a dog that someone had graciously given me permission to copy and post. (The hateful and rude comments have been removed.)
The dog in question resulted from a cross between a fantastic import bred and registered in the mother country of Iceland and a wonderful dog bred by a highly successful and reputable breeder from the western U.S. In other words, it is an extremely well-bred dog. (Full disclosure: - The dog was not one I bred or imported nor is it descended from any of my dogs.)
The photo was taken of the dog during its "teenage months" when, as anyone who really knows our breed can attest, our dogs, somewhat like some human teenagers, sometimes do not look their best. They can be quite gangly and awkward looking for a few months before they acquire their adult 'presence'.
There are only one or two people I know who are ignorant enough and mean-spirited enough to be so un-repentingly nasty. May she live an interesting life, get what she deserves and find what she is looking for.