Canines from all over strut their stuff at weekend show at Amherst Stadium
Dageus, a Papillion, has his hair brushed by Shana Snow of Halifax. Hannah Morton - Amherst Daily News
AMHERST - More than 150 dogs from all over Canada and the United States competed in the Tantramar Kennel Club Dog Show over the weekend at the Amherst Stadium.
"It was a complete success. Everything went very smoothly and our club members did very well," said Judy Richards, president of the Tantramar Kennel Club.
Richards was among the winners with her eight month old basset hound, Corkery's Brownies On the Moon, which earned 'Best puppy in show' in Show 2.
The win also earned the basset hound a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Champion title, meaning it has received ten points or more in competition.
"It can take many shows to earn a champion title, depending on how common your breed of dog is. The less common the breed the longer it can take," said Richards.
Dean and Jennifer Tomes were multiple winners with their Manchester Terriers, Mercy Dare to Compare and Mercy Gunna Be Daring, which earned its' CKC Champion title after placing first in group this weekend.
Isabelle Hoeg and her Rottweiler, Steinplatz Fully Loaded CD, were also very successful earning 'Highest in trial' in three of four obedience shows. The wins earned the Rottweiler a Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title.
Sharon Strong and her Lhasa Apso, Fwagglef Ain't No Bull, placed third in group.
Club members attend handling classes every week and spend hours grooming in preparation for the show.
"Thank you to the staff at the Amherst Stadium for being so helpful and to Clarence and Ruth Arenberg for running our canteen. People really appreciate the hospitality and warm atmosphere at this show," said Richards, who noted that entries for the show fill weeks before the closing date.
The Tantramar Kennel Club is a non-profit organization that has been in existence for over fifty years. For more information visit www.geocities.com/tantramarkennelclub/ or contact Joann at 661-6127. The official results from the show can be found at http://atlantic.canuckdogs.com.