Spectrum Basset Hounds were very successful at the Holiday Cluster dog shows December 9-11, 2016 at the Better Living Center of the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, MA.
Pedey and Beatrice both were competing but Pedey was the big winner! Here are his results – Pedey was handled by Candy Carswell in all of the competitions in the Open Dog class.
- Friday, 12/9/2016. Best of Breed/Best of Winners/Winners Dog under judge Fred Vogel. Pedey defeated four champions for this win to earn a 4 point major!
- Saturday, 12/10/2016. Best of Opposite Sex/Best of Winners/Winners Dog under judge Jackie Fogel. Pedey defeated three dog champions for this win to earn a 3 point major and New Champion!
- Sunday, 12/11/2016. Best of Opposite Sex under judge Eddie Dzuik. Pedey was moved up to the Champions class and defeated three other dogs for his first (and only) breed points as a special.
On the way to his championship Pedey earned 4 majors and a total of 16 championship points, pending AKC confirmation. He will now be known formally as: CH Spectrum Topsfield Vision Dante’s Inferno.
Beatrice did well although not quite as well as Pedey. I handled Bea each day in the Bred By Exhibitor class.
- Friday, 12/9/2016. Best of Opposite Sex/Winners Bitch under judge Fred Vogel. Bea defeated a bitch champion for this win and earned a 3 point major! This was Bea’s 2nd major win.
- Saturday, 12/10/2016. First Place in BBX under judge Jackie Fogel. No championship points although she did beat 2 other bitches for the class win.
- Sunday, 12/1012016. Reserve Winners Bitch under judge Eddie Dzuik. There was a major to be won but no award this day.
Bea now has 11 championship points,pending AKC confirmation. We’ll try to gain those remaining championship points this winter.
Congratulations also to Pedey on gaining his forever home! He’s been promised to the Solitiro family of Holden, MA after his championship is confirmed and he is neutered.
Next Up: campaigning Dante to earn his Championship. He will be available to his forever home when that is complete, hopefully in the Spring of 2017.
Pictures are on the way from the show photographer for posting soon!