German Shepherd Dog > Great Day Sunday (8 replies)
Great Day Sunday
by Sunsilver on 24 July 2012 - 16:26
Since purchasing the kennel in 2010, I have been VERY frustrated with trying to compete in any performance events with my dog. This is a 24/7 job, and if I want to be away from the kennel all day, it's usually 80 bucks to pay someone to cover, and finances haven't allowed that. It's great to have the 2 acre property with space to work my dogs, but getting to shows has been pretty much impossible.
by DebiSue on 24 July 2012 - 17:50
|So glad you finally got to go have some fun off property! I hope you and your new neighbor remain fast friends and you can do this more often. Happy for you!!|
by mirasmom on 24 July 2012 - 23:21
Tattoo & Fury are very good looking males!
I never go to match shows as they are a BIG waste of money....HELLO....
FYI> not just you Sunsilver, but ALL dog enthusiast,
Go to the real shows, hey it can't hurt!
by vonissk on 24 July 2012 - 23:31
|A big CONGRATS Sunsilver. It is always great to get out and even better when you can do something with your dogs. Congrats on the CGN--that test sounds very interesting. Would you like to post a link so I could learn more about it? Thanks in advance.|
by Sunsilver on 25 July 2012 - 06:02
|There are several versions of the temperament test. The one used on Sunday involved the following:|
by laura271 on 25 July 2012 - 12:00
|Congratulations Sunsilver! It's nice to hear that you had a day pass from your kennel. :)|
We'll be taking Senta for her CGN this year but we have a loooong way to go for Bosco. Currently, anything involving being handled or petted by a stranger- forget it. We're just at the point where he'll stand for exam for a person he barely knows so we'll get there eventually.
by Sunsilver on 25 July 2012 - 21:45
|Corrections: in the above post, I meant to say the GSDCC, not the GSDCA. And the showline Morris has titled is Ch. SG Tattoo vom Team Zellwalrand, CGN. That's what happens when they copyright a page so you can't copy and paste, and the dog has a name a mile long! |
Mirasmom, I went to this match for several reasons. First, the kennel where it was held is only about 45 minutes away. Second, I had a goal I wanted to achieve: to get the CGN and the TT, which I did. I had no interest in the conformation trial. The did have obedience, fungility and rally competitions, and I might have gone in them just for fun if it hadn't been so blasted hot.
On top ot the heat and humidity, the TT took a long time to complete, and by the time it was done, so was I. I had to get back home as I was supposed to go to my brother's for dinner, and needed to get changed and showered.
by vonissk on 26 July 2012 - 02:44
|Hi Sunsilver thanks for the link and the explanation. Wow I think I like that better then the CGC. Glad you had a good time at the match and if it weren't so hot, I'm sure it would have made for a more fun day to just mess around all day. Especially since I am the type of person that likes to sit and watch people and their dogs. Or people or their dogs. LOL............|
Oh I went to that kennel link and they had a couple of dogs I really liked. Thanks for sharing it also. Glad you have found someone trustworthy to help you out in a pinch.................
by Sunsilver on 26 July 2012 - 03:30
|Yeah, it really would have been nice to have spent the whole day there, and just chilled with people, and possibly made new friends. One can never have too many dog-loving friends! But with a full kennel at home (busiiest weekend of the summer so far) that wasn't an option.|
I'll be keeping an eye open for future events from this kennel, though, as it is so close to home.