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Monday, February 15, 2010

Rocky Wins Specialty Best Of Opposite @ 10+ yrs

This past weekend Mary Anne & I travelled down to Toronto to attend the 2010 CC&SSA Specialty, taking our 10+ yr old "Rocky" to have some fun & visit with fellow breeders.

"Rocky" was our 1st Best Puppy In Show winner, and our 1st American & Canadian Champion, and his mother, Shelamo's Party Pack ROMC, is our 1st ROMC winner.

How proud we were to be honoured, winning Best Of Opposite! from the Veterans Class.
We also won the 1st "Helen Lovett Memorial Trophy" Ronas Hill Perm Reg'd., which has been donated by daughter Heather Lovett. What is so special about this win, is my 1st sheltie was Ronas Hill Kraker-jak UD, and where my love of this breed began.
"Rocky" resting up in the hotel room
"Rocky", just loving the attention!

He made it a Special Valentine's Day, as the 14th is our Wedding Anniversary.

It was a great weekend! Great time with friends. The show committee put on an excellent show, sponsored by Purina, with many very nice win prizes, including embroidered towels!
Congrats also has to go to the BOB winner, also a Veteran.

Thank -you to all the people who passed such lovely comments on our boy!The afternoon saw the collie part of the Specialty; our friends Cheryl, Kim, Crystal and Sarah working hard to get their 'team' ready.


judyf,  February 16, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

Congratulations Rocky and Maureen! What a way to celebrate Rocky's 10th birthday last month, your anniversary and St.Valentine's Day!! You both look great!

Kav February 16, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

Rocky looks like a fine gentleman. He has every right to be proud of his accomplishments -- as do you.

I'm a Dog Show rookie and am not sure what Best of Opposite actually is...I googled it and it looks like it's Best of Opposite Sex of the Best in Show???? Or have I got that muddled?

And at what age to you retire a dog from the show ring?

Once again congratulations to you both.

Shelamo Shelties February 17, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

Thanks for all the compliments! Yes you're right ... The judge pics his Best and what ever sex that is he then chooses the Best of the opposite sex. Retiring age ? so many things are considered by each breeder - a regular show all dogs must be intact; in Specialty shows they have the Veteran Class which the dog may be altered and still compete for BOB/BOS; they may also have the Altered Class which is done exactly as a regular show and one could potential obtain a CH that way, however it is way harder as the #'s & Spec shows are less & extensive travelling is usually required.


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