The long hot summer means no dog shows or outdoor events. We had fun raising Mazey and enjoying updates from the puppy families. All the puppies have settled into their new homes and all the reports are positive. Happy puppies and families are what we like best! I will add pictures from the families on the litter page. They are all looking so good. Very happy with our Zoey and Turk babies.
Link and Mazey started practicing for upcoming shows in early September. Link, Mazey, and Zynga (Zoey x Mozi) went to a local AKC B Match event. Great for first time show dogs to go to a smaller event. There are no points awarded but they get ribbons and placements and get experience. Link won Best of Breed over his two sisters and went on to win a Hound Group 2. They all did great and stood well for the judge exam. Just what we wanted.
Then on to the Deland show for Link and Mazey. Mazey was entered in the 4-6 month puppy competition and Link who just turned a year old was in the Bred By Class. Day 1 Mazey won her class, then the Group! So exciting to go into the puppy Best In Show ring and have all of our breeder friends cheer us on. Turk's owner, Turk's breeder, and Zoey's breeder were all there. Link was a bit too playful in the ring for a good look from the judges the first day. He was all happy feet!
2nd Day Mazey did it again with another Hound Group win! Link settled down a bit and won Reserve Winner's Dog under his uncle (Zoey's brother) Zandy who went Winner's Dog. ZsaZsa (Amber & Brody) was also there and she won Reserve Winner's Bitch in a large entry of 13 girls. She looked great. We have so much fun being with friends and watching our dogs do well!