DSFCA 5th National Breed Specialty Show and Seminar
November 12th, 13th and 14th, 2010
In conjunction with American Rare Breed Association's Hollywood Classic Show
840 South Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Friday November 12th
Casual meet and greet in the conference room just off the main Tennis court. We had a mini conformation training class to help those who were new to the ring. This a great way to start the weekend activities.
This year we had a special treat for our Meet and Greet. Ramona Audette from the California Academy of Dog Behavior conducted a basic Nose Work class. Pizza was brought in for a casual dinner after the class.
Saturday November 13th
Show #2 - the DSFCA Specialty Show
The guest judge, Marianne Schlüter of Kennel My Bonnie (Denmark), evaluated each dog during the competition. Written critiques were issued to all participants. These critique are displayed on the Members Only section of the DSFCA Web site along with the past four Specialty critiques.
Evening dinner presentation was by our guest judge, Marianne Schlüter from Denmark.
Sunday November 14th
The Annual meeting was held Sunday Morning before the Shows in the hotel conference room. Minutes of the meeting are posted on the Member's Only Website.
The DSFCA Specialty Judge, Marianne Schlüter
Kennel My Bonnie
For those who have traveled to Denmark you will be able
to share with the rest of us what a wonderful person
and authority on the Farmdog Marianne is. Marianne
is doing this for us at a great hardship to herself,
she is deathly afraid of flying. To help her, Niels
her husband will accompany her.
We hope everyone will make a added effort to join us at this show, her breeding expertise of the Farmdog is more than 25 years in the making. You have questions about breeding she will be the one to help. As much as we all would have liked to shown off our dogs to Ole Staunskaer, Marianne Schlüter is a real gift to us.
Out-takes from Susan Mirbach's article: Summer Adventure in Denmark - Danish Swedish Farmdog Paradise...
At Marianne's, I found Pingo was a true gentleman…just like his son, though quite a bit smaller. In dog speak, Pingo conveyed his greetings to his other offspring with Annika (Skoen's siblings): Lexie, Disa and Frisco.
Marianne's other DSFs were fantastic too. Marianne's DSF family includes: My Bonnie (M.B.) Indyana Jones, M.B. Bikini Badenymfe, M.B. Bodille Babysitter, M.B. Forsøde Fine Freja, M.B. Calorius, Alfred, M.B. Burgerking Medium, M.B. Oh Mein Papa = Pingo, Orestadens Yndige Zora, Kitenga Ello Exxon, Sputnik's Frida, M.B. Gibbernakker og Krubbes Mirakulix, M.B. Duksedreng i Drejlsklæder. Plus Thor, a pointer.
And it's not just dogs; Marianne and Niels have a very fertile farm. Along with Pingo, I met their pregnant mare, baby ducks, kittens, and more.
We were all very happy to have Marianne Schlüter join us this year!
Dog 6-9 months
- Flora's Salty Dog - Excellent
Bitch 6-9 months
- Flora's Make a Joyful Noise - Good
- Flora's Morning Glory - Good
Dog/Bitch 9-15 months (the day of the show)
- Pacific Rim's Countess Vindaloo - Excellent
- DANASA'S My Kelly's Stitch in Time - Very Good
- DANASA'S My Fair Lady Gnista - Good
Dog 9-15 months:
- Pacific Rim'sCherub Volt - Very Good
- Pacific's Rim's Captain Vanilla - Good
- Winther's Jip - Excellent
- Flora's Sagewood - Excellent
- Annika's Mateo - Very Good
- Javika's Terkel - Very Good
Emerald City's Ali - Very Good
Flora's Braveheart - Good
Pacific Rim's BarbaryBart - Good
- Amanda's Anna - Very Giid
- Little Denmark's Benedicte - Very Good
- Pacific Rim's Bolinas Cloud - Very Good
Matilde's Nellie - Good
Matilde's Ruby - Good
Pacific Rim's Blondie - Good
- Gonzo's Folmer - Excellent
- Ageroenen's Flora Floede-Karmel - Excellent
Flora's Hans Solo - Good
Flora's Annika - Excellent
Winners Dog: Winther's Jip
Reserve Winnre: Flora's Sagewood
Best of Opposit Sex: Pacific Rim's Countess Vindaloo
Best of Winners: Winther's Jip
Best of Breed: Gonzo's Folmer