I can't believe that I haven't posted on here since November 2022, and not been bragging from the rooftops that Katie is now the top bitch in the country!
We took a big trip up to Pennsylvania in April where not only did Katie grab a Select Bitch, a Best of Variety, and an Owner-Handled Group 1, but she earned enough points to achieve the Silver level of her grand champion title.
If you're not a show person yourself, you're probably sort of glazing over - blah blah blah blah. The short version, she's been doing really well in the show ring, and I'm super proud of her.
Also at home are my foundation bitch, Bonnie, who is enjoying retirement; Larwood, the boy from England, who finished his championship and has had his first taster of the running event called FastCAT; and Hermia, who is one "major" away from her own championship.
Larwood is also going to be a daddy soon, all being well. We bred him to Zoot (who lives with my mom) and are expecting puppies in June.
Speaking of FastCAT, did you know that there are activities like FastCAT that Manchesters tend to be very, very good at, and you can take them to an event near you to join in the fun? If you want to learn more about this, just email me at email@example.com and I can help you find a weekend of running your dog. They love it SOOOOOO much!!! And you can collect points toward a title of their own!
On the other hand, some titles like Trick Dog and Fit Dog are activities you can do at home. I'm about to apply for Katie's Fit Dog title because she has the FastCAT title and I also walk regularly with her, one of the activities you can submit toward this great companion option.
Toy Manchesters are the kind of breed that does like a job to do, even if it's just new tricks or a different place to walk, so these kind of companion events are just the thing that you can both work toward to liven up your relationship.