7th September, 2009 00:00
Just came back from a GREAT weekend at Franklin, TN. Foreman won best of winners for a major and best of opposite, in the process, beating the #1 male giant in the US! The following day he won another major and best of winners again! The judge said that if I had perfected his coat he would have put him up for best of breed!
March 8. 2009
NEWS FLASH! Debbie Rosetti's girl "Drew" won winners bitch today, then best of winners for a major, as if that was not enough, she was also awarded best of opposite sex over top ranked specials in the ring! Way to go Debbie and Drew !!!!
Another congrats to Debbie and Drew for their win at Louisville last weekend. Great job, Debbie. Drew is looking AWESOME!
Terre Haute show next weekend, hoping for nice weather and a great time. Maggie starting her show career, hopefully Debbie's girl Drew will be finishing hers. Taking Pepsi along for training and socializing. Also for fun I will be taking "Kitty" and "Keeper". Babies seem to have a great time at shows and it's an excellent time to expose them to the commotion while they are young and curious. Might even enter them in a puppy match, babies learning the show ring have so much fun. It's part of their training to teach them that showing is a lot of fun. Tasty liver treats help them remember their experience was fun and rewarding.
April 19, 2009
Returned this afternoon from Terre Haute. Rain held off till last night and the pictures below were taken this morning of Debbie and Drew in the ring with a light drizzle. Congratulations Debbie and Drew for winning 2 points this weekend!
Next photo's were taken yesterday of Drew having fun with her skunk and catapillar. Dog shows are a mix of companionship and showmanship and grooming skills. Our priority is for our dog to enjoy the entire show experience. Drew certainly does.
Debbie's girl Drew finished her championship! Her girl Calli picked up 6 points including a major win. My girl Dallas picked up 6 points also including a major win. I started Kitty and Keeper in the ring at Muncie and they both enjoyed showing. I look forward to continuing their show careers. Foreman finished his Championship too. It's been a busy and fun summer, looking forward to some great shows this fall.
Ch Skansen's Foreman At Fanta C
T & C's Dallas Cheerleader (Dallas)
Ch Fanta C's Black Rose At Jaconi (Drew)
Had great weather for the Columbus Ohio show last week. Dallas showed very well every day and either won winners bitch or best of winners each day for the points. She is maturing into a very very lovely girl.
Our Midwest Regional Specialty was held at the Indianapolis Fair grounds this year. Very nice entry and some very nice competition. My girl Dallas showed well on the first day, winning winners bitch for 2 points. The second day she won a 4 point major and best of winners to finish her CHAMPIONSHIP! Many thanks to Tina Harbert for her expert handling with Dallas.
Ray Modler's 2 Giants (Lady and Sonny) along with my 3 (Kitty, Keeper and Pepsi) enjoyed their first experience in the ring at the Rock Island Illinois show. I had no expectations and only hoped that they would enjoy their experience. Sunny took winners dog and best of opposite on both days. The girls all showed wonderfully and were eager to return the second day. When starting a dog in the ring that is the very most we can hope for...that they enjoy it and want to do it again.
"Sonny" (out of Magic and Nash)
"Lady" (Out of Henri and Nash)
Fanta C's Raising The Bar...aka "Keeper" picked up best of breed two days in a row for 2 points each day.
Histyle's Big Show Father and Son...aka "Shadow" showed for the first time at Lima, OH. He won breed over a top 20 specials for a major. Fanta C's Gunsmoke's Leading Lady...aka "Kitty", picked up winners bitch one day for 1 pt and best of winners another day for 2 pt. Thanks to Mary Morgan for a great job of handling.
"Shadow" picked up best of breed for a major. He's beginning to get the hang of showing and going to be a wonderful dog to handle.
"Kitty" also picked up her first major at the same show.
A GREAT weekend at Muncie, IN show. "Shadow" earned a 4 pt major on Thursday. On Friday he took Breed for another 4 pt major and finished his championship! Photo will be posted as soon as it arrives.
"Kitty" took winners bitch on Thursday and Friday for one pt each day. "Keeper" took best of winners on Saturday for a major! and on Sunday winners bitch for 2 pts. Like I said, it was a great weekend. Shared with good friends and met new friends. Weather wasn't too bad either.
Photo below is "Keeper" after winning breed over 3 specials. Appreciation goes to Mary Morgan for her great handling skills and gentle nature with my dogs. She is wonderful.
"Kitty" won both days at Columbus to FINISH HER CHAMPSHIONSHIP! Yeah Kitty! Photo posted is from a few weeks ago at Lexington. Final photo will be posted in a few weeks.
Final show photo of Kitty, went Best of Breed and finished her championship.
CONGRATULATIONS to Robin and Steve Clifton for a fabulous show career with Ch Fanta C Re-Ride V Happy Trails, aka "Maggie". Her show record is nothing less than perfect. Very few shows to finish her championship, all out of the puppy class. Winning 5 majors which included a BOS over the top winning Giant Schnauzer and a BOB win over 4 specials, and then moving forward to win a Group II !!! She is an absolutely lovely girl out of "Pepsi" and "Foreman". With Robins grooming, handling and training, Maggie was simply awesome. Thank you Robin and Steve for representing Maggie so perfectly.
"Maggie" at 7 months old
"Maggie" at 11 months old
Keeper won a major the first day of the Indianapolis show, and took reserve each day after. She only needs one point to finish now which we hope to win soon.
Wow! The summer has come and gone since last I wrote and so much news to share!
Keeper finished her championship with another major win at the Franklin TN show in March.
In April at the Louisville Ky show Ch Fanta C Re-Ride V Happy Trails, aka Maggie won Best of Breed of top winning specials TWO times. Trigger also picked up a major win.
"Tango" showed in just a few shows winning 4 majors and completing her championship in August to become Ch Fanta C's Syncopated Rhythm. Photos of Tango below.
At the same time Tango was finishing her championship I started PJ in the ring. She picked up 2 major wins at Muncie and two weeks later at the Lexington show she finished her championship with another major. PJ is now Ch Fanta C's Major Image.
Fanta C's Peacemaker, aka Colt, began his show career at Lexington, winning all 5 days and coming home with 11 points. He is co-owned with Robin Clifton and I am grateful for her excellent training and grooming skills and developing him into the fantastiic Giant Schnauzer he is becoming.
Fanta C Eclipse has just started in the ring and has 4 points, including one major win at Muncie in August. He is lovingly owned, trained and groomed by Kristen and Brad Miller. First photo below.
Fanta C's Maximum Authority, aka Duke, started in the ring at Lexington in the puppy class. Priority with puppies is to ensure they have a good time in the ring. He seemed to have a great time and even won reserve winners one day. He has a lot of maturing to do but is developing nicely.
Duke's next weekend out was the Columbus, IN show where he picked up a major win for 3 points. A few weeks later we headed to our National competition at Gray Summit, MO where he won Winners Dog on the first day for a 5 point major from the puppy class. From there we went to the Fort Wayne Indiana show and he picked up Winners Dog for another 2 points. Our last show for the year in November was the Columbus Ohio show where he again picked up another major. At this point it is frustrating to end my show year as he only needs one point to finish his Championship.
Fanta C's Peacemaker, aka Colt, won his 3rd major at Columbus Ohio, which earned him the title Ch Fanta C's Peacemaker. Below is a photo of Colt taken at the Nationals in October. I'm very proud of Colt's co-owners, Robin and Steve Clifton, for taking such great care in raising this magnificent boy. Training, grooming and handling is a huge investment in time and love.
Robin and Steve also showed their Fanta C boy "Trigger" at Columbus Ohio and he proudly earned his 3rd major win, bringing him very close to finishing his title too.
Hopefully I will have a show photo soon of Grace. Fanta C's Graceful Indulgence has done very well, so quickly accumulating points that I only had one chance to get a show photo of her. She was shown at Nationals in the bred-by-exhibitor class, (a 5 pt major entry in the class) and was awarded 1st in that class of tough competition. Even though she did not win points I was ecstatic with her showmanship. From there we competed at Fort Wayne Indiana where she picked up 2 points by winning Best Of Winners. Next we showed at Columbus Ohio. She won points all 4 days including Best of Winners on 3 days for 3 major wins. She, like Duke, only needs one point to finish her championship.
Kristen and Brad Miller showed their boy Eclipse at the Fort Wayne Indiana show winning Winners Dog for 2 points. He showed his heart out and Kristen did a wonderful job of handling and grooming him.
After a winter break from showing we entered the Indianapolis show and it turned out to be a wonderful weekend. Duke went Best of Winners the first day and finished his Championship! Grace also finished her Championship the first day by winning too! Page had her first time in the ring on Friday and by Sunday showed well enough to take a reserve win. Immy entered the ring for her first time on Saturday and showed like a million bucks also winning reserve winner. Kristen Miller's boy Eclipse won best of winners on Friday. Yeah Kristen!
This photo of Gracie arrived yesterday and today I received an invitation from AKC to show Gracie at the Eukanuba Invitational in the bred by exhibitor class. I certainly will consider going but just getting the invitation is an honor.
Louisville Ky show went better than expected. Page just started in the ring and I didn't expect her to do more than enjoy the experience. She surprised me and won back to back 5 point majors. WooHoo!