Monday, March 14, 2016

VCKC March Show

Thought I'd share a couple of candid photos from the Victoria City Kennel Club's March Show...

Kathy & Aimee in the Breed ring - love my girls!    

With Dahly the Havanese in Puppy Sweepstakes

Kathy also had fun showing our friend Deb's Havanese to a 3 point win! Imagine a little dog totally covered with the soft hair that's found behind Shelties' ears...that's the coat of a Havanese!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harbour City Dog Fanciers Fall Show

What an exciting weekend Kathy and Aimee had at the Harbour City Dog Fanciers Fall Show!
They won a Group 1st and Group 2nd and had a great time with friends!
Ch. Belmark Beloved at Kel-Lani ~ "Aimee"

My new favorite picture - with Judge Greg Storms from Ontario. He had SO many complimentary things to say about Aimee and that she was the nicest Sheltie he'd seen all year!

The next day I was thrilled to hear they won Group 1st under Judge Valerie Piltz from Washington. This takes Aimee more than half way to her UKC Championship! 

Kathy, you've done a lovely job with Aimee - thank-you for getting her back in the show ring! :)
I'm so proud of you both!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January = Back To School

January is back to school time after the Winter break. There's so much going on in the building all at the same time. Puppy Kindergarten is in one ring, the Novice Obedience class is in another, and sandwiched in between those two classes is the Show Dog Handling Class, with a Rally Obedience class in the corner ring.
I managed to get a quick pic of Kathy with Mardi, in the line with our friend Lawrence, and his Westie puppy Morse. 

It's great to get back into the swing of things!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

May the joy of the Season
be with you all year long!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Back To The 80's

Today I'm digging back into the archives and sharing a Winter show photo from the 80's of me and our lovely "Debbie", Ch. Merithot Debutante.

She was an absolute dream who especially loved the shows! I'd drop the leash and she'd show her little heart out. She didn't have a full white collar, so most of her win photos were taken from the other side. For those of you not in the dog show world, this side (her left) is called their 'show' side, as this is the view the Judge has while standing in the ring.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sugar at our local Farm Market

Nice sunny skies yesterday made for the perfect Fall afternoon at our local Farm Market with Sugar :) 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ringside Candids From VIDFA Dog Show

Here are the ringside candid shots of our boy Mardi's first time in the ring. This photo captures his personality so perfectly! He's such a happy, confident, outgoing little guy!

Belmark Kel-Lani's Mardi Gras ~ "Mardi"
(BISS Grand Am/Can Ch Jade Mist Belmark Bragging Rights x Tara Hill Patriot Charm)

And I love this one with my daughter Kathy, who's trained him so beautifully! They make a great team!

Monday, May 26, 2014

VIDFA Dog Show Weekend

This weekend we went to the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers show with Mardi, and had a wonderful time despite the fact it was a very soggy and rainy two days.

Mardi and Kathy

We thought it would be fun to get him out for some show experience, as our local training classes were cancelled this Spring - the building where we train is being used by Fox Studios for storing props and cars for the TV series "Gracepoint". Mardi went Reserve Winners Dog both days, and had a great time.

Belmark Kel-Lani's Mardi Gras

Kathy and Adriana did some shopping at the show dog supplies vendor, and we all enjoyed hot fries and poutine from the food truck. It was also nice to meet some other Sheltie exhibitors here on the Island. These are a couple of photos that Adriana took at our grooming tent setup :)  There are also some ringside candid shots of Mardi's first time in the ring that we'll share as soon as the photographer sends them!

Thursday, May 15, 2014