2017 MSDA Judges Seminar

What a great weekend my niece, Hailee, and I had at the Michigan Sporting Dog Association’s Judges Seminar!

This is the 9th year that my friend Michelle Keehn, her husband and I have participated in this very important event. Through this event the future AKC Judges of the Sporting Dog’s are taught how to judge each perspective breed.

The Judges are given a presentation first. Michelle does this portion for the Chesapeake’s along with at least one other person who has been in the breed for a number of years. Our presentation consists of covering the things in our breed standard in more detail. The Judges can ask questions at any time. They are also given a booklet that has our breed standard, information about our breed, bio’s of the presenter’s, and several articles written by long time Chesapeake breeders. The Judges are also given a CD with the whole presentation in PDF so they have something they can refer back to.MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (9)

After the presentation the Judges get a hands on demonstration. This is really the highlight of the session, the opportunity to actually go over the dogs in a similar setting as a conformation ring. The dogs are supplied by other Chesapeake owners, if not for their dedication to the breed this really wouldn’t be possible for the Judges to have this opportunity.

Each Judge gets to go over every dog and take the time to really get their hands on them and ask questions. We move the dogs around the ring just as if it was the real deal. They critique the dogs, so as I say “don’t bring your dog if you don’t want to hear the bad with the good”.MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (295)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (298)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (283)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (72)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (80)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (184)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (225)

Halfway through the day there is a land and water demonstration show casing the dogs doing what they were bred to do.MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (145)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (175)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (181)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (191)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (528)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (532)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (580)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (583)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (809)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (827)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (955)MSDA Judges Seminar 2017 Day 1 (986)

The whole seminar was well received by the Judges and they commented on what a great job we did and the nice quality dogs we brought for them.

A great deal of hard work goes into putting this together not only by the MSDA but each individual breed. The weekend is long for everyone, including the dogs, but in the end it is all worth it to make sure the future Judges have this wonderful opportunity to be educated on each breed.

Some random photos from the weekend…

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Decal Mania Studio #decalmaniastudio

We entered another give away on Facebook. This one was for car decals from Decal Mania Studio. All we were required to do was share group/page with others. It was a breed specific give away for Chesapeake decals, so you know I shared the heck out of it.

Lori offers decals in many different categories:

Dog Decals, Sports Decals, Monograms, Rhinestone Car Decals, Cat Decals, Hobby Decals, EAT SLEEP …., Word Hearts, Hope/Cancer Decals, LOVE Decals, Holiday Decals, Pop Culture, Business Car Decals, Faith / Angels, Stick Family Decals, Military, On Board Decal, Province and States, Life Decals, Professions, INFINITY Decals, Heart Beat Decals, Country, Camping / Outdoors

So I won 3 decals and bought an additional one. I was very impressed with the quality and design when I received them. They were exactly as featured on her website.

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The directions were straight forward and the application was a breeze! I have only put one on my car so far, my favorite of course.

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Check out her website here and Facebook here.

I don’t find many Chesapeake items so I will definitely order in the future. These not only are great for myself but for gifts and trophy items for dog shows.

Thank you Lori, I love them!!

Tina and the Brown Dogs

We Won! #pineappleleads

On February 9th I won a beautiful show lead from a company called Pineapple Leads. Pineapple Leads (2)

It arrived in this cute little bag.Pineapple Leads (1)

I found this company on Facebook through a flash give away they were doing. I have been entering for over a year and was so excited when my name was announced!

The rules are always easy, for this flash give away they just asked…

1) Write the number of years you have been showing;
2) LIKE the Pineapple Leads Page;
3) LIKE this post;
4) Please, feel free to get the word out if someone you know might be interested in our show leads / competitions!

Number one changes, they may ask your breed/s, your heart breed Red heart, your country, and so on.

The leads are beautiful, the photo does not do it justice. From their website…

Shipping WORLDWIDE! Strong satin dog show leads for all breed sizes, handcrafted in Finland. A true labour of love from a multi-breed show home.

I have not had the opportunity to try it out yet but it feels nice in my hand and it does seem very strong. I know this color is going to look great against the brown Chesapeake fur.

If you are a dog show person check them out on Facebook here their website here or Twitter here

Thank you Pineapple Leads we love our new show lead!!!

Tina and the Brown Dogs

Happy National Pet Day #nationalpetday

In honor of my loves on National Pet Day…

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Tina and the Brown Dogs

Oh Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

You know your first thought was Cyndi Lauper’s song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” you might even be humming it right now Winking smile That’s okay I am too! So go ahead and enjoy this little photo post and sing away!!!

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Tina and the Brown Dogs