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Havana Ball Havanese
Edmonton, AB
Show News - 2013
The Start of Our Show Career

Havana Ball Havanese is happy to provide information on the show success of our dogs.  2013 was the first year we started to show our dogs.  We started handling classes in January 2013 and our first show was in March 22 -24, 2013 at the Battle River Kennel Club in Camrose Alberta.

This was our first show ever.  It was great to start the bond between handler and dog. While we did not get any points it was a great learning experience for Pongo and myself.  Pongo was entered as a Junior Puppy and was 6 months plus a day on our first day.  I love his focus on me.
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Battle River Canine Association - March 2013
Friday March 22, 2013 - under judge Sharon Derrick
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Saturday March 23, 2013 - under judge Grant Townsend
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Sunday March 24, 2013 - under judge Neil Graves
Our second show and our first milestone, on Sunday Pongo beat another dog and went Reserve Winners Male.
1st - Pongo - no points
Red Deer and District Kennel Club - April 2013
Friday April 5, 2013 - under judge Janet Lobb
1st - Pongo - no points
Saturday April 6, 2013 - under judge Honey Glendinning
1st/RWD - Pongo - no points
Sunday April 7, 2013 - under judge Susan Quesnel
Pongo got his first points!  He got Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Breed.  Our first trip to Puppy group.  We did not win but it was great to have a judge recognize this young boy and his inexperienced handler, me!  There was some really nice compliments from the judges.

This was Callie`s first show out.  Being a junior puppy, she thought it was more enjoyable to stop and check out the smells in the grass than move out.
1st - Pongo - no points
Northern Alberta Canine Association - May 2013
Friday May 31, 2013 - under judge Rene Echevaria-Cofina
Saturday June 1, 2013 - under judge Robert Ennis
1st - Pongo - no points
Sunday June 2, 2013 - under judge Wendy Paquette
1st/WD/BW/BPIB - Pongo - two points
Monday June 3, 2013 - under judge Sandy Wheat
1st - Callie - no points
1st - Pongo - no points
2nd - Callie - no points
What a show weekend!  Callie started getting points on Friday and finished her championship on Sunday with 4 Best Puppy in Breeds and Pongo getting the other 2.  Both dogs showed really well. First time at a show with two shows per day, it was very hectic, but enjoyable.
Lakeland Kennel and Obedience Club  - July 2013
1st/WD/BW/BPIB - Pongo - two points
Sunday July 7, 2013
1st/WB/BOS - Callie - 1 point
Show 6 under judge Doug Gaudin
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Sunday July 7, 2013
1st/WB/BW/BOS/BPIB - Callie - 2 points
Show 5  under judge Avery Gaudin
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Saturday July 6, 2013
1st/WB/BW/BOS/BPIB - Callie - 2 points
Show 4  under judge David Eadie
1st/WD/BW/BPIB - Pongo - two points
Saturday July 6, 2013
1st/WB/BOS - Callie - 1 point
Show 3  under judge Charles Cyopik
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Friday July 5, 2013
1st/WB/BW/BOS/BPIB - Callie - 2 points
Show 2  under judge Marilyn Mincey
Friday July 5, 2013
Show 1  under judge Everett Mincey
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
1st/WB/BW/BOS/BPIB - Callie - 2 points
Another great weekend, Pongo finishes his Canadian Conformation Championship.  He is really starting to perform as a ring dog.  It was a really warm weekend so we were glad to go home Sunday.
1st/WD/BW/BOS - Pongo - 2 points
Edmonton Kennel Club - August 2013
Friday August 9, 2013 - under judge Honey Glendinning
1st/WD - Pongo - no points
Saturday August 10, 2013 - under judge Karen Chant
1st/WD/BW - Pongo - 2 points
Sunday August 11, 2013 - under judge Bart Miller
1st/WD/BW/BOS - Pongo - 2 points
Thursday August 8, 2013 - under judge Larry Kereluke
Lakeland Kennel and Obedience Club  - September 2013
Friday September 27, 2013
BOS/BPIB - Callie
Show 2  under judge Bonnie Derry
Friday September 27, 2013
Show 1  under judge Geraldine Taylor
BOS/BPIB - Callie
This was Callie's first time out as a special and only 10 months.  She earned 2 points towards her Grand Championship.  Only Callie showed as we were only there the one day.
Continuing in her winning ways Callie took all 3 Best Puppy in Breed and picked up more points with her Select Bitch wins towards her Grand Championship.
Select Bitch/BPIB - Callie 
Battle River Canine Association - October 2013
Friday October 25, 2013 - under judge Richard Paquette
BPIB - Callie
Saturday October 26, 2013 - under judge Christian Gomez
Select Bitch/BPIB - Callie
Sunday March 24, 2013 - under judge Dr. Michael Woods
Our final show of the season and I could not ask for better results.  Callie picked up two more wins of Best Puppy in Breed and two Select Bitch placements and is now halfway to her Grand Championship.

Pongo came out as a Special and won BOS.  A great win for a great boy!

Callie - no awards
Red Deer and District Kennel Club - November 2013
Friday November 1, 2013 - under judge Judith Byrne
BOS - Pongo
Saturday November 2, 2013 - under judge William Byrne
Select Bitch/BPIB - Callie
Sunday November 3, 2013 - under judge Deborah Graffman
Select Bitch/BPIB- Callie
In 2013, I starting our show career.  Below are the results of our 2013 shows.