For those who may be reading my website to learn about Spectrum Basset Hound upcoming plans, here you go:
- Dog show: Wampanoag Kennel Club, Sunday, July 3, 2016, Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds, Wrentham, MA (not far from the outlets!). Dante (Spectrum Topsfield Vision Dante’s Paradiso) will be showing in the Bred By Exhibitor Dog class. Judging program is here. Bassets will show in Ring 8 sometime after 1:30pm, probably closer to 2:00pm. There is a 3-point major at stake for the boys, if all competitors show.
- Rally trial: Holyoke Kennel Club, Saturday, July 9, 2016, Better Living Center Building, Big E, West Springfield, MA. Libby (GCH Vision Spectrum Topsfield Love A Mystery BN RN NJP CGC) will compete in Rally, Advanced B class. Judging program is not yet posted but the premium list is here. There are 15 competitors in the class. If Libby earns a qualifying score she will complete her Rally Advanced (RA) title!
- Obedience trial: Holyoke Kennel Club, Sunday, July 10, 2016, Better Living Center Building, Big E, West Springfield, MA. Libby (GCH Vision Spectrum Topsfield Love A Mystery BN RN NJP CGC) will compete in Obedience, Novice B class. Judging program is not yet posted but the premium list is here (same as the rally trial). There are 10 competitors in the class. If Libby earns a qualifying score she will complete her Companion Dog (CD) title!
- We may enter Dante and/or Beatrice (Spectrum Topsfield Vision Dante’s Beatrice) in some early August shows. Stay tuned!
- Specialty dog show: Pilgrim Basset Hound Club, Friday, August 19, 2016, Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, MA (1/2 mile on Rt 20 West of I-495). I don’t know yet who will show and in what class but look for Dante, Beatrice and Libby to be present. All local basset hound fanciers are welcome to attend – no admission fee!
- Dog shows: Wachusett Kennel Club, Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2016, Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, MA. We won’t have any dogs showing as Anne is chairman of the Saturday show. On Sunday she is judging the Bred By Exhibitor Terrier Group. Come by and say hello – Anne will be at the club table all weekend. Admission fee: $5 per adult; seniors and children under 12 are $3.
- We may enter Dante and/or Beatrice (Spectrum Topsfield Vision Dante’s Beatrice) in some early September shows. Stay tuned!
- Agility trials: Wachusett Kennel Club, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2016, American K-9 Country, Amherst, NH. Libby and Pippin (CH Spectrum Topsfield Pippin of Sanchu) will compete in several classes. Libby will likely be entered in Open Jumpers with Weaves Preferred and Pippin will be entered in Novice Standard Preferred and Novice Jumpers with Weaves Preferred.
- BHCA Nationals: September 30 – October 7, 2016, Purina Event Center, Grey Summit, MO and environs. See the 2016 BHCA Nationals web site for details. It’s not clear who will go but Libby will likely compete in rally, obedience, agility and conformation, Pippin will likely compete in rally, obedience and agility, and Beatrice will compete in Maturity and conformation. If Dante travels he’ll also be competing in Maturity and conformation. Noodles will watch the house.
Later in 2016
- Breeding! We plan to breed Libby at her next season (late November/early December). Selection of the sire is still being finalized.