Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Long Time No Post!

Its been a LONG time since out last post! My life has just been so hectic... My summer was wonderful... packed full with a job, family vacations, summer school, and dog shows on the weekends, not to mention my wisdom teeth being extracted- ouch! Now school has started and its almost midterm... where has the time gone?

Highlights of the summer....
Indi has developed a love for showing
At his first show of the summer with me he picked up his first major!
And not long after he picked up his second.
Bowie didn't travel too much this summer... we're letting him stay home and grow up a little bit.

The boys on a walk this week... Fall is beautiful in NH!

The win pic from Bowie's last show of summer 2008 before i went back to school. Best in Sweeps at the CNEB! I believe Bowie's 1/2 brother, Nemo, won the specialty :)

Indi's first major!

Both of our boys are going to the nationals!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Western Michigan Specialty

Another Update!
We sent Bowie and Indi off with Linda, my mentor and their breeder, to the Western Michigan specialty. It was Indi's first show, so he was adjusting to everything. He came second in his class. Bowie showed well in breed, but the specialty BOB went to his father, Adam :) A great win for him and Linda!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Waiting for Summer to come...

Long time no post! I'm basically just busy with college and waiting for summer to come to start the dog show circuit again! Indi has gotten big! (although he'll always be smaller than Bowie) and although he's a bit geeky, he's super cute!

I miss my boys :(

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Triumphant's Indi-Go For Gold

I got to go home this weekend to visit my puppers. Gave Bowie a nice bath and groom, and got some pictures of Indi. He Grew soooo fast! We nicked named him scrappy-do :) Indi is exactly 4 months old in these pictures

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ch. Triumphant's Saviour Machine

Bowie finished! :)

He actually got his last major in August, but I wanted to wait until I had the photos before I posted a full update. A lot has happened since then!

Bowie finished with a bang. I traveled with my mentor to the North Jersey and Del-Val brittany Specialties. What a great weekend! Not only did Bowie do well, but I met so many incredible people. The specialty took place at a field trial clubhouse and the weekend included lots of great food, cookouts, and many stories.

On Saturday we had a great start with a Best in Sweeps under Andrea Lane (of Jordean Kennels). She had nothing but good things to say about him! Then Bowie took Winners Dog and Best of Winners for his final major. I could barely keep from jumping up in the air!

Sunday Bowie continued by winning another Best in Sweeps! We moved him up to Best of Breed to compete against the big dogs, and I couldn't be happier with what happened. Since we were the move up, we were placed first in a long line of great Brittanys. Our judge, Richard Fox, was great with the dogs and kept a small notebook to write notes in... He took his time with each dog. The weather was rainy and cold- but Bowie thrived in it! He was totally "on" - going right to the end of his lead. I had a hard time keeping up! Bowie was pulled for the final cut. At the end of it all, his father, Ch. Triumphan'ts Absolut' went Best In Specialty, and Bowie, at only 1 year 7 months, went first Award of Merit to his father, beating some top dogs behind him! Wow, what a win. I was smiling from ear to ear.

Also, we have a new addition to the family: Indigo! AKA Triumphant's Indi-Go for Gold

Awwww :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

So Close, Yet So Far!

At the Lakes Region Kennel Club Bowie won his first major under judge Frank Washbaugh! :-) There was some pretty stiff competition in the class dogs, a lot of Bowie's half-brothers! Now he has 12 points in total, plus one major- Almost there!

His picture:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pointed Out

These past few weekends have been such a blur! It seems only yesterday Bowie got his first point, and now he's all pointed out with 9. Now all that's left are the elusive majors, and thankfully, I'm traveling with his breeder (my mentor) to a few specialties this summer. I'm really hoping he'll earn his championship by the end of the summer. MMmm.... time to start eating entries! All that money tastes delicious :-)

Tomorrow is the Lakes Region Kennel CLub show, which includes a two-day brittany specialty. I'm going to scrub every speck of dirt out of Bowie's coat! Here's hoping for nice weather, because we all know the North East hasn't been seeing much of it lately.

Here's a canid of Bowie asleep on the way home from the Penobscot Kennel Club: