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Well, this turned out well!

I haven’t spent much time acclimating Pike to a head collar, but I decided to grab him and Loki for a neighborhood walk together so I could meet my daily steps goal.  He did great!  Pike is a very different walker from Loki — Pike is on a mission.  His mission is to get through the walk as quickly as possible.  Ignore the trees and other vertical surfaces, just walk.  That way.  Very fast.

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Loki is typical boy dog — if there’s a vertical surface, he wants to pee on it.  All of them.  After spending a full minute sniffing first.  So it was nice having Pike along to keep Loki moving.  We did a figure-eight loop around the house.

Walking isn’t nearly enough physical activity to even make a dent on the daily exercise requirements for the boys, but it entertained them, and I met my goal, so there’s that.

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CH County Line’s Lion Man of Kuluta

Hard on Loki’s heels, Pike finished his championship this weekend at the Springfield shows with professional handler Stacy Threlfall.

This photo was taken the weekend before at the Wampanoag Kennel Club show in Wrentham, MA.  Don’t they look great together?

Wampanoag Kennel Club Best of Winners

Pike finished his championship in just three months of limited showing, and did it with three major wins.  We adore this big red-headed derpy boy, and can’t wait to see what the future brings.

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Show Report: Trenton, NJ

I’d like to start this show report with a deeply felt “thank-you!” to Amy Preston and Caryl-Rose Pofcher.  They, individually, graciously boarded Clover and Jackson for me, so that we could make the drive down to Trenton and back carrying only two dogs, instead of four.  In a very real way, they made the trip possible.

Sunday’s show in Trenton was a regional specialty show, hosted by the Greater Valley Forge Rhodesian Ridgeback Club.  There was an entry of 72 Ridgebacks for the show.  We elected to drive down Saturday night, and drive home Sunday after the show, staying overnight in Cranbury.

Mercer Park, the show site, is amazing.  It’s gorgeous.  We went to Trenton last year, too, and I loved it even better this year — warm and sunny.  Just like last year, we had ringside parking for the van.

Cutting to the chase, here are the results:

Pike was Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes, netting us a lovely, lovely black leather show lead with black and yellow beads for a trophy, and a small cash prize.  He was also third place in his class in regular judging.

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The show lead trophy came from A Bead Above, and is pictured here.

Loki was awarded Reserve Winners Dog (to a five-point major, with 25 class dog entries).  Here he’s pictured with sister Reign, who was from the same litter as Pike.  Reign was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch.  Nathan handled Loki, and breeder Lisa Hoffman showed Reign.

Loki and Reign

 

Loki and Reign

We went home totally thrilled with our two boys.  I’ll put a link up to the rest of the show results when they become available.

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