Though one of the hottest weekends of the summer, one of our last shows of the summer was a great one for us all! Madison really blossomed and showed well. She won her class in 6-9 Puppy Sweepstakes and received a lot of really nice comments from numerous people ringside. Right now the little girl is a whole lot of leg and awkwardness, but she's really developing nicely! Excited to see what next show season will bring for her!
The highlight of the weekend was Miss Gypsy being awarded Best Opposite Sex In Puppy Sweeps under judge Louise Cooke of Shaytaan Siberians. It was such a nice affirmation for us, as advocates of functional Siberians, that Gypsy shows a lot of potential! Though the win itself comes without any points awarded, it was more than enough for us for the weekend! Later that evening we attended a fantastic seminar by Rob Cooke, who was gracious enough to give us his time to discuss structure, diet, training, and of course Yukon Quest.
The end of August has been showing some signs of fall's arrival. Optimistically we'll have dogs on the trails soon! We're very excited to get to training and hopefully be headed toward a stronger Mid-Distance to Distance team this season!