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Old March 26th, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Well we are done showing for this round of showing.
Karma did very well, our first 2 shows she was unsure of what was going on ( we both were to be honest) she was greatly accepted into the show world by all.
She actually seemed to enjoy herself with is unlike her breed. We had a lot of great tips and advice from some other handlers and made a bunch of new friends. Karma's new best friend of the weekend was a little Whippet it was so cute, when her buddy was in the ring showing she was watching her the whole time ears perked and just looked so proud/happy.

We're looking forward to our next show which should be this August, but may even consider a bit of a travel and head up to one that is 4 hours away in July.

Karma heading into the show for the first time


In the ring with her group, here we are up against 4 professional handlers (you cant see the Boxer handler in this pic), I didnt know this until later on


Karmas Best of Breed pic, under the judge whom during her down and back made a hand gesture to get her attention which is the same hand gesture that we use for "sit" thus dropping Karma into a dead stop sit
He was quite impressed with her obedience training and we later chuckled about how it was nice that for a TM she was "willing to comply" today. (Judges comment about the sit thing)
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Old March 26th, 2011, 07:54 PM
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Congrats on the best of breed. Karma has grown into a very beautiful lady.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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Congratulations! Karma sure is beautiful
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Old March 26th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Thanks, she's sure special to us thats for sure.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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She's just stunning, erykah!! Congrats on the win! Were there enough other TMs there to get Karma some points?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:09 AM
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No there wasnt any points awarded but she did impress the judges, they welcomed me to the show world and gave some tips for Karma in the future.
I'm pretty excited for this years show season now though. It wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it was going to be, even if I totally forgot what to do at one show lol.

Karma's tracking instructor was there as well and we have the tracking class dates and will be shooting for her TD title and judging by her willingness to do obedience we will be going for her CD title as well.
This weekend coming up we have an introduction to french ringsport, I'm not sure which dog I will be bringing.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Sounds like Karma is a busy girl!

I've never heard of french ringsport.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Even though it was implied that she was basically a "brainless dog" here once upon a time ( actually all of mine would be conisidered this here) she picks up on things really fast and takes her "job" very seriously, shes slow at what she does, like her tracking, she is very meticulous following her track and ensures she is right on it at all times as apposed to lets say the lab or pitbull that was in her class who just run the trail head high and correct themselves if needed, karma makes sure.
She wouldnt be good in a life or death speed track but she always finds her scent, just takes a longer time.
Obedience work, she knows exactly what is needed to be done ( which is clear by her dropping into a sit mid "down and back" yesterday) but you have to see if she is willing to co operate that day lol.

French ringsport is really neat. I know you cant really watch videos Hazel, but if anyone wants to see what it is we will be doing next weekend this is it. (the trainer and people who are putting it on are in this video, its from the last time they were around)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkPilQxy6iY
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Cool. Sort of like a schutzhund sort of training?

Karma sounds like a sharp girl--knows her mind, but when she puts her mind to it, she follows through to the end!
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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stunning!!! congrats to you and Karma, the 4 hour away one...wouldn't happen to be cornwall or Ingleside (farran park) would it??
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No, its Sault Ste Marie lol.
next year I think we will be heading south and out and about a little more as I will have 3 adults to show. I would rather wait until they pass their genetic health evaluations prior to showing.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Cool. Sort of like a schutzhund sort of training?

Karma sounds like a sharp girl--knows her mind, but when she puts her mind to it, she follows through to the end!
yay for highspeed hazel

Karma baffles most of the TM breeders I talk to, the breeder who owned her father (recently was sent to the bridge ) isn't suprised though, she takes after him a lot
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Golly, too many great photo's like these and you'll have me wanting to go back showing again. She really looks the part in the lineup, Erykah, she's lovely. Was one of the tips you got about wearing something lighter in colour so her outline is seen better by the Judge? That's funny about her obeying the judge and sitting, smart girl, but I often think dogs love to embarrass us too. Golly I could tell some tales about red faced owners.LOL.
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Congrats on the Best of Breed!! she is absolutely gorgeous
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yay for highspeed hazel

Karma baffles most of the TM breeders I talk to, the breeder who owned her father (recently was sent to the bridge ) isn't suprised though, she takes after him a lot
How is she baffling them.her temperment.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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Just her willingness to work with me. she does have her days where she is very much like a TM and takes a message and will get back to me but for the most part she is willing to please which is not very common with the breed.
I have been told it would be near impossible to put a CD on a TM... its been 3 years in the working for training but I wont give up, she likes doing it (most days) and responds well to the methods used so one day we WILL get that CD title
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You really have a real special girl in Karma.she really loves her mom if she wants to please you the way she does if it's not a TM trait.
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A stunning girl indeed erykah1310! She looks so poised and professional.

Congratulations on the best in show.
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Karma really is a beautiful girl .

Congrats on all your training and hard work. It is a great feeling when it pays off .
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Congrats on the win! She sure is pretty too. This is the one that did dog sledding for a dary?

I wanted to ask if Karma's friend, the whippet, was from Wenrick's? If I remember right they breed them there.
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Were you in the dog show in Sudbury this weekend?
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Erykah,Karma is such a beauty
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I miss you Karma, you did a great job. Auntie Karen sends lots of belly rubs your way.
Great work Erika. As someone mentioned earlier, may want to wear a lighter top against a black dog, will show off her form more
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Old March 28th, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Congrats on the win! She sure is pretty too. This is the one that did dog sledding for a dary?

I wanted to ask if Karma's friend, the whippet, was from Wenrick's? If I remember right they breed them there.
No Tibby her daughter did the Dogsledding fun day, and will be shown later this summer.

The whippet Karma became friends with wasn't from Wenricks Kennel, I thought they were Shih Tzu breeders? Could have Whippets as well.
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Were you in the dog show in Sudbury this weekend?
Yup, in Coniston. We will back in September for the SDKC show.
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Damn i missed you....I was supposed to go and I got called into work. Let me know when you are back and I will come and meet both of you
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Well we will all be in the ring this September at the show there, its usually around the 17th.
But hey, I'm in Sudbury all the time so we can arrainge a meet and greet when ever
We will be in Garson for French ringsport this weekend coming
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And what is that? LOL I am blonde and dumb lol.I don't know what this is lol.
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Its sort of like Shutzhund... sorta.
Just a class/seminar I signed up for with one of the dogs, not sure who yet
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Wow, congratulations to you and Karma, she looks wonderful. You must have had a great time! Good advice from Goldfields about the colour of clothes you wear when showing her. All the little pointers will make you a professional shower in no time too! You go girl!
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