What a fun and interesting weekend we had in Kansas City, Missouri as part of The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America four AKC Open Shows, for all AKC Miscellaneous and Foundation Stock Service Breeds. The show was held March 13 -16, 2014 in conjunction with the Heart of America Clusters part of the Heart of the America Kennel Club, INC.
Cinna, Disco, Cara, Daytona and Ellie were all entered in the AKC FSS Open shows held by the GBVB Club of America. Paula with Biscay Water Dogs traveled 15+ hours to attend. Lynn Parker with Gingko de Cleo Ellis (Ellie) traveled 12+ hours from Detroit as well. It was Lynn’s first time handling, too and I’m very proud of her and Ellie.
All 4 days, Cinna won Best of Breed, and 2 of those days he went on to win Best of FSS and placed 2nd in Group overall. I handled Cinna and Cara and gained a bit more confidence in handling at shows but still have a long way to go.
Cara won BOS day 1, Daytona won BOS day 2 and 3, and Ellie won BOS day 4.
It was a great time learning and taking part in this show as everyone at the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America were so helpful and nice. Not to mention the weather was wonderful too!
Barbet French Water Dog AKC FSS Open Show