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Havana Ball Havanese
Edmonton, AB
2015 Show Updates
Alberta Kennel Club
This was a fun show as a friend came to watch and help hold the dogs as I was showing two.  Pongo started the year off with a bang winning Best of Breed on Friday and Best of Opposite on Sunday.  We ended the show on a high note as well with Tango getting his last needed point for his Canadian Championship at 10 months old.

We did not show on Saturday as we had family commitments.
Friday January 16, 2015 - under judge Patricia Lanctot
Best of Breed- Pongo
Best of Opposite Sex- Pongo
Sunday January 18, 2015 - under judge Michael Lanctot
Havana Ball Havanese will be out on the show trail again in 2015.  This will be the third show season for us and our dogs.  We have plans for a few shows throughout 2015 in Alberta.
Winners Male - Tango
Battle River Canine Association
This was Battle River's Anniversary show.  It was Amore's first time out as a Baby Puppy.  She did really well as she was not fearful but had a few puppy antics which was expected.  Overall her performance the two days was great, and best of all we had fun!

Pongo was his regular show self and showed very nicely.
Friday March 27, 2015 - under judge Cheryl Myers-Egerton
Select Dog - Pongo
Select Dog - Pongo
Saturday March 28, 2015 - under judge Michael Hill
1st Baby Puppy Female - Amore
3rd Baby Puppy Female - Amore
Select Dog - Pongo
Sunday March 29, 2015 - under judge Karen Chant
Red Deer & District Kennel Club
Back to back weekend shows were very fun and the weather held for the most part so the roads were in good condition for driving.

Pongo won breed with his sister as Best of Opposite on the Saturday.  Very fun.  He is really becoming a nice boy with good consistency in the ring.  His little girl Amore has a great time in the ring but a little more playing than actually walking this weekend, but you can not expect anything else from a baby puppy!
Friday April 3, 2015 - under judge Houston Clark
Select Dog - Pongo
Best of Breed - Pongo
Saturday April 4, 2015 - under judge Murray Eason
1st Baby Puppy Female - Amore
1st Baby Puppy Female - Amore
Select Dog - Pongo
Sunday April 5, 2015 - under judge Toddie Clark
Irish Setter Club of Canada All-Breed Fun Match
Sunday May 31, 2015 - under judge Pauline Taylor
Best Puppy in Match - Crosby
Crosby and I went to St. Albert to play at a Fun Match as practice for our upcoming show in Edmonton.  A bit hesitant at first with all the big dogs and lots of noise, but in the ring he was so well behaved.  At not yet five months, he won Best puppy in Match over all puppies of all ages up to one year old.
Northern Alberta Canine Association
Friday June 5, 2015 - under judge Nancy Tibben
 Best of Opposite Sex - Pongo
Saturday June 6, 2015 - under judge Douglas Johnson
2nd Baby Puppy Female - Amore
Sunday June 7, 2015 - under judge Judy Webb
Monday June 8, 2015 - under judge Darryl Vice
2nd Baby Puppy Male - Crosby
Select Dog - Pongo
1st Baby Puppy Female - Amore
1st Baby Puppy Male/ Baby Puppy in Breed - Crosby
Best of Opposite Sex - Pongo
not shown today - Amore
1st Baby Puppy Male/ Baby Puppy in Breed - Crosby
Select Male - Pongo
NACA was very hot and dry this year but the sun was shining and the dogs were ready to show.  The puppies were fantastic in the ring, we had a great time.  It was Crosby's first real show and he was having fun.  

Another great weekend visiting with friends and watching all the puppies who are now 6 months old out.  Soon our puppies will be out as Junior puppies.

Medicine Hat Canine Association
Sunday July 26, 2015
Show 5  under judge Wendy Maisey
Saturday July 25, 2015

Show 4  under judge Donald Fitzsimmons
Saturday July 25, 2015
Show 3  under judge Allan Brown
Friday July 24, 2015

Show 2  under judge Neil Graves
Friday July 24, 2015
Show 1  under judge Ed Wild
1st/WB - Bee- 1 point
1st/RWB - Amore - no points
Best of Breed - Bee- 2 points
1st/RWB - Amore - no points
1st/RWB - Bee- no point
1st/WB - Amore - 1 point
1st/WB - Bee- 1 point
1st/RWB - Amore - no points
1st/RWB - Bee- no point
1st/WB - Amore - 1 point

Medicine Hat was a new show for us this year.  It was hot and a long drive but it was a very nice show.  As a limited show there was less people and everyone was friendly.

With the help of a friend and traveling partner, we showed the two class girls.  I am very happy to say that each got some points.  It was Bee's very first show and the improvement was amazing from Thursday to Sunday.  Sunday during a brief practice session, she laid in the grass, jumped like a jackrabbit, and walked on 2 legs.  But she came together on Sunday and won Best of Breed.  I am thrilled as she is just over 6 months.

Amore showed nicely except when I was in front she wanted nothing more than to get to me.

To top the weekend off, the girls' grand dam was out and also won a Best of Breed and got some grand championship points.

Evelyn Kenney Kennel & Obedience Club
We headed down to Calgary for a new show, held just outside Calgary at the Springbank Park for All Seasons.  A very nice show.

This was a fun show as a friend came to watch and help hold Bee as I was showing Amore.  We had a great time in the ring with some more practice for her as there was no class competition.

​Bee came along for the experience and get used to the sights and sounds going on around the show.

Each daythe puppies came home tired.
Friday July 10, 2015 - under judge Alex Yu-Feng Zee
Saturday July 11, 2015 - under judge Chris Graham
1st/WB - Amore - no point
1st/WB - Amore - no point
Sunday July 12, 2015 - under judge Robert Denis
Monday July 13, 2015 - under judge Federico Fernandez
1st/WB - Amore - no point
1st/WB - Amore - no point
Edmonton Kennel Club
Saturday August 8, 2015 under Judge Shirley Limoges (Toy Specialty)
Friday August 7, 2015 under Judge Shawn Nicols

Thursday August 6, 2015 under Judge Judith Taylor
1st/WM/BOW/BOS - Crosby- 2 points
1st/WB - Amore - no points
1st/WB - Amore -  no points
1st/WB/BOW - Bee- 2 points
1st/WB - Bee- no points
1st/WM/BOW - Crosby- 2 points
1st/WM/ - Crosby- 1 point
Saturday August 8, 2015 under Judge John Rowton
1st/RWM/ - Crosby- no points
1st/WB - Bee- no points
Sunday August 9, 2015 under Judge Sue-Ellyn Rempel
1st/RWM/ - Crosby- no points

The weekend started off with a bang with Crosby winning Best of Opposite Sex over specials his first time in the ring for points. He was show in the Breed competition by a friend who has never handled toy dogs before! 

Amore showed the first two days but no points, she did however get some great ring experience.

During the toy specialty, Crosby was Winners Dog and Bee went Best of Winners.  The siblings were very good today.

The last two days we ended up with no points but some great experience for the young ones.  Bee is very full of herself and likes to have fun in the ring.  We did get some good gaiting in but lots of jumps and puppy play.

Overall I can not complain, Crosby in one weekend is halfway to his Championship.

Saskatoon Kennel and Obedience Club
Friday August 28, 2015

Show 2  under judge Geraldine Taylor
Friday August 28, 2015
Show 1  under judge Murray Eason
1st/RWB - Bee- no points
1st/WB/BOW/Best Puppy in Breed/ Best of Breed - Bee- two points
Saturday August 29, 2015

Show 2  under judge Larry Kereluke
1st/WB/BOW/Best Puppy in Group / Best of Breed - Bee- two points
Sunday August 30, 2015
Show 1  under judge Micheal Hill
1st/RWB - Bee- no points
This weekend only Bee was shown. We had a wonderful weekend out in Saskatoon meeting some very nice people.

Bee won two Best of Breeds and a Puppy Group win.

These points made her a new Canadian Champion at 7 months.  She is now CH HBH Oh Honey Im So Good.

Calgary Kennel and Obedience Club
Friday September 11, 2015
Show 1  under judge John Hodgkinson
1st/RWM - Crosby- no points

Saturday September 12, 2015
Show 1  under judge Paula Hartinger
1st/WM - Crosby- 1 point

Sunday September 13, 2015
Show 1  under judge Roger Hartinger
1st/WM - Crosby- 1 point

This was Crosby's first weekend indoors and he was not used to all the noise and racket.  It took a day to get him all happy but we finished the weekend getting the other 2 Winners Male points available.

Lloydminster Kennel and Obedience Club
Friday September 25, 2015
Show 1  under judge Garry Allan
1st/RWM - Crosby- no points

Friday September 25, 2015
Show 2  under judge Stephen Dainard
1st/RWM - Crosby- no points

Saturday September 26, 2015
Show 3  under judge Joan Beech
Select Bitch - Bee

Not the best weekend for points but it was Bee's first weekend as a special.  She was very good going around the ring.  As she finished so fast it was some great experience going around the ring and gaining some consistency.

Saturday September 26, 2015
Show 4  under judge Melvin Beech
Select Bitch - Bee

Sunday September 27, 2015
Show 5  under judge Margaret Jones
Select Bitch - Bee

Sunday September 27, 2015
Show 6  under judge Edgar Bajona
Select Bitch - Bee

Battle River Canine Association
Sunday October 25, 2015 under Judge Janet Lobb
Saturday October 24, 2015 under Judge Joe Lobb

Friday October 23, 2015 under Judge Murray Eason
Select Bitch - Bee- 3 GCH points
2nd BBE - Amore - no points
1st BBE/RWB - Amore -  no points
Bee - no awards
Select Bitch - Bee-  3 GCH points
2nd BBE - Amore - no points
A great show for the fall.  While Amore did not get any points we are starting to work towards her Championship.  A few more trips in the ring for experience and practice.  She did go reserve one day and we missed going back in for reserve on Sunday.  Bee had a good weekend picking up 6 GCH points.  She is having fun.  A little more practice as she is very sassy as one judge put it.  Bee and I did puppy sweeps on the Friday night and managed to come 4th out of 11 in the 9-12 month all breed class.  Very proud of my girls this weekend.

On another note.  Crosby left for his new home with a great family.  He is headed to Las Vegas for the winter and Whitehorse for the summer.  He will be missed my lovely boy.