Saturday, March 19, 2011
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Monday, August 9, 2010
With confidence to spare, Alexander wins his 6-9 puppy class over a very sweet and pretty Chocolate Labrador on Sunday in Dixon and takes the Best Puppy in the Classes Prize as well. There were no Puppy Groups on Sunday but we chose a lovely Pro Plan Black and Red towel for our trophy. All was going great until Alex found a huge piece of liver thrown by one of the Mastiff handlers in the ring before us. An irresistible catch, I had to try to distract Alex from trolling for more liver the entire remainder of time we were in the ring. I could tell that our Judge liked Alex's type and conformation. In the Winner's Reserve ring, Alex was a serious consideration but lost because he was fighting the lead as he was trying to find more goodies in the grass. We will have to practice gating on a loose lead as well as standing still. Perhaps next time I should use some liver so that his attention will be on me and not the grass. I will continue to train often and with consistency, but also enjoy this wonderful puppy stage which really doesn't last long. What I love most about Alexander in the ring is that he is still fearless, still confident, and stacks himself with such strength and determination. He is a dog of substance and beauty and deserves his Day in the Sun!!
Posted by CDS at Monday, August 09, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Ready to swim, ready to fetch, ready to show his socks off, Alexander is much like his namesake, Alexander the Great: fearless, relentless, bold and beautiful. Alexander is ready to WIN!! Looking forward to his next shows in California, hopefully to win class ribbons, Best Puppy, and Best Puppy in Show. At only 8 months old, he is looking very mature and muscular. He is a formidable Labrador!!
Posted by CDS at Friday, August 06, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Alexander swims away from his second AKC Conformation show with a blue ribbon for winning the 6-9 month puppy class. He is learning to stand for exam and is very comfortable now with showing his bite to the judge. Still a young puppy, it is always a learning experience and it takes some time to settle down from all the excitement of the show. We made great progress and Alex had a blast hanging out with his friends Sophie and Bella and of course, Hummer. Until the next show in three weeks, Alexander will have much to practice! For a Labrador, life is just so much fun!
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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