It’s that time of year again. It’s probably one of the most popular dog shows on the West Coast and every year the Golden Gate Kennel Club puts on its annual 2 day dog show. Dogs are competing in conformation, obedience and there is an agility demonstration by TopNotch training. I used to train Riley at TopNotch for both obedience and agility–they are worth watching! Take the time this weekend to check out the show–it’s an excellent way to view your favorite breed, learn more about them and meet the breeders and handlers of these magnificent canines. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to enter my next Golden in the obedience ring there.
Speaking of Goldens, there are some new puppies. I am hoping to capture a weekly update of these babies as they mature and become little dogs. Nothing spectacular about the photography here–just wanted to show you how precious and tiny they are.
Funny story about this litter. First off, they have a sprinkle of my beloved Riley in them. The father of these pups and Riley go back to a famous Golden, CH Shyan’s Wild Country Dakotah. Dakotah was Riley’s grandfather. Dakotah was Jester’s (the father of these pups) great grandfather. Somehow that must make them distant cousins? These pups were conceived right around the time Riley was sick and passed. Talk about fate! I look forward to watching these little babies grow. Nothing like the smell of puppy breath.
I also have a few more images of Finn.
Finn is a great jumper as you already know. He will do this over and over and over.
Here’s Suzanne, Finn’s mom playing fetch with him and you can see the delight in both their faces.
Finn LOVES his ball. He is enthralled, captivated and estatic to catch his ball.
And here’s the standing ovation.
Can you believe such a ham can be so regal at the same time?