It seemed like a long 7 weeks since the great shows at the end of November, but the long Winter lull had a nice flurry of activity in mid-January. We went to UKC shows near D.C. on Jan 14, and Solstafir went BoB twice. I was anxious to see if young Kari at 11 months could get a win, but Solstafir is just too mature.
The following week, was the AKC cluster of shows at West Friendship MD. It was an eventful and surprising three days for us. Young Kari stepped up to earn his first AKC major, and first 3 points. Solstafir went Best of Breed (5 total dogs) for two of the three days.
Resuming winter break, we will take the next 6 weeks off. No February shows - next dates for us are in March. It will be interesting to see if Kari can mature enough to start climbing in points by getting the occasional win over Solstafir. Once he is out of puppy class, I think that can begin to happen!