Today is a very proud day for me - Joe's first Group Win in his home country, Canada! (click here for link to the show results)
Thank you Mr. Thomas Nesbitt for this wonderful award, Milton Lopes and Tracy Tuff for your superb care, conditioning and presentation, and Michelle Gaudet for all of the help and support you provide.
Bringing Joe home to Canada was a very difficult decision. He was doing so well (BOB/G2 at Devon, Welsh Terrier Club of America Specialty, defeating 1000 terriers that day, 6 Group 1st in California, 3 BOB on Eukanuba weekend, just to name a few win in his short period in the US). But since his US handler, Wood Wornall, was committed to campaigning a Welsh Terrier for his long term client, the only choice would have been to have a different US handler show him. I considered this option, but given that I have never properly campaigned a dog in Canada before, I thought that this would be nice to bring a bit of focus on my breed in my home country (since so few get shown here, it would be nice to campaign a quality dog that enjoyed the show ring).
This was Joe's second weekend out this year here. Clearly this new team is working very well. Milton, Tracy and Michelle are keeping him in awesome coat condition, and to watch him in the ring (and outside of the ring) shows just how happy he is.
We are happy.
You never know, Joe may be back to the US at some point - he's a good looking welsh terrier, and clearly by his US results, he is very competitive with the top terriers around the US. But, for now we are looking foward to having a lot of fun with him back at home in Canada.
|Judge: Mr. Thomas Nesbitt|
Handler: Tracy Tuff
CKOC; March 2011
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