The 2016 Nationals in Chattanooga TN : Random Thoughts

The 2016 Nationals in Chattanooga TN

by Diane Brewer on 10/21/16

Wow!  It has been almost a year since I've posted anything.  As always a lot has happened.  Ruth picked up major points in North Carolina in June.  Then she was one of the most consistent winners at the Nationals of the 119 dogs entered.  She placed in every thing she was entered in.  She and Stanley placed second in their classes in the Futurity.  Stanley placed second in the Sweeps at the Nationals. Ruth won first place in the largest class of bitches and then went on to win Best Jr. and came very close to winning the sweeps altogether.  She was both stunning and amazing.  Both Ruth and Stanley placed in Bred By Conformation.  Stanley placed Fourth and Ruth placed First at the Nationals in Bred By.  The day of the regional Ruth placed Third in Bred By.  She won her class again in Sweeps and went on to Best of Opposite Sex to Best Jr.  Stanley placed third in his class in Sweeps.  Bobby Lee did not win anything but did a beautiful job presenting himself in Best of Breed both days.  He and Shotgun were in the Parade of Honors and seemed to enjoy all of the attention.  My only complaint about the Nationals is that it did not last long enough.  I want to thank all the judges for honoring my dogs with such lovely wins.  It says something about the dogs when so many different judges continued to put them up at such  large shows each day.

Comments (2)

1. John Brown said on 3/7/17 - 10:47PM
Hi Diane, Glad to hear you guys are still breeding BH's. I don't know if you remember me or not but I'm from Flatwoods (KY)and had a bloodhound back in the late 90's and early 2000's, Jake. Last time I saw you guys my wife and I were at the Bluegrass Show in Lexington. Anyway, glad to see you all are doing good. Currently, I'm dogless myself. I had to put my Boxer down a couple years ago and found out that for me, it just hurts to bad to get another. I might one day but I'm still in no hurry. John
2. Diane Brewer said on 9/8/17 - 09:23AM
It is good to hear from you. Looks like your Boxer lived a long happy life. As you know we don't have litters very often and this last litter was a surprise liter. They turned out really nice and if all goes well we are planning for a litter in 2019.

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