NEW - 2014 National Specialty Results
|The 2014 Maple
Leaf Silky Terrier National Specialty was
very successful. Held in the beautiful
country location of Grand Bay –
Westfield, New Brunswick on Saturday,
August 16, 2014, this was an event enjoyed
by many. The Puppy Sweeps and the Veteran
Sweeps were held on Friday evening, August
15, 2014. Best Puppy in Sweepstakes was
Ch Annadeans Tickle My Fancy and Best of
Opposite in Sweepstakes was Annadeans My
Little Hero, both owned by Fay Oatway,
Charlottetown, PEI. Best Veteran in
Sweepstakes was Ch Annadeans Quetee Of
Mine who lives with Crystal Gardiner
in Bedeque, PEI.
The Property Classes was a HUGE success. All exhibitors, handlers and Spectators enjoyed and appreciated the running commentary of the judging technique by Judge Brian Reid of Saint John, NB. He took the time to read the Breed standard to one and all, then showed what the Breed standard meant by displaying it on each of the dogs presented. Terrific, terrific idea and very much appreciated. Everyone had a better understanding of the breed standard and knew what to look for in our super fantastic breed. The Male Head class had an entry of Five males and the winner was Ch Bluamulette Spin to Win CGN owned by Fay Oatway, Charlottetown, PEI. The Female Head class had two entries and the winner here was Ch Annadeans Gonnabea Winner CGN who resides with Paul and Emily Landry of Stratford, PEI. Best Coat Colour Class was won by Ch Annadeans Terms of Endearment , owned by Crystal Gardiner of Bedeque, PEI out of a total of five entries. The Best Coat Texture Class had an entry total of six with Ch Bluamulette Spin To Win CGN being the winner. Best Tail Set Class and four entries and the winner here was Annadeans Undercover DJ owned by Paulette Gallant , Charlottetown, PEI. Best Topline Class had three entries and the winner of this was Annadeans U R My Clancy owned by Emily and Paul Landry of Stratford, PEI. Last Property Class offered was Best Movement with four entries and the winner was CH Annadeans Terms of Endearment CGN owned by Crystal Gardiner of Bedeque, PEI.
A Special Recognition Award was made to Emily Landry and her NINE year old Silky Terrier, Annadeans Putting On The Ritz CGN & Therapy Dog (known as Lily Rose to hundreds of people) for SEVEN continuous years as a Therapy Dog visiting many Shut-ins, Nursing and Seniors facilities and the Public Library. When asked to make a round of the ring, Lily Rose strutted her stuff with head high, but Emily was so emotional, she had her head down all the way round. The applause and cheering was fantastic and well deserved by these two who continue doing this wonderful deed. Tears of joy and happiness was shared by many onlookers. BIG CONGRATULATIONS to these two for doing such a wonderful job showing everyone what a terrific breed the Silky Terrier is.
On Saturday, the Specialty took place. The prizes and the rosettes made a great display on the table. Judge Nancy Popovich stated she was very honoured and pleased to have been asked to judge this event. With over nine entries plus five in exhibition only, the Silkys certainly made a statement at these shows Best In Breed winner was Ch BluAmulette Spin To Win CGN, Best Opposite Sex was Ch Annadeans Tickle My Fancy, Best Veteran was Ch Annadeans Quetee of Mine CGN, Best of Winners was Annadeans Heidi Ho Ho, Best Puppy was Ch Annadeans Tickle My Fancy, Select Male was Ch Annadeans Terms Of Endearment CGN, Select Female was Ch Annadeans Quetee Of Mine CGN, Best Altered In Breed was Annadeans U R My Clancy CGN, and Best Opposite Altered in Specialty was Ch Annadeans Gonnabea Winner CGN.
Best Brace in Specialty was Ch Annadeans Quetee Of Mine CGN and Ch Annadeans Gonnabea Winner CGN.
Following the Specialty of the NBKC show, the Silky folks had a cold plate, pot luck dinner. Great time with many laughs.
As the co-ordinator of this Specialty, I so WANT TO THANK each and everyone who assisted me in any way to make this a successful and fun time enjoyed my many. I could not have done this without you. Special thanks to Emily Landry for the super job she did in making ALL the crate pads for prizes. She made extra ones so that EVERY silky entered went home with a brand new crate pad of their own.
Thank you to all exhibitors: Emily and Paul Landry, Crystal Gardiner, Paulette Gallant & Graham Miner, Mason Howlett, Caroline & Aubin Schofield, and me, Fay Oatway
Thank you to the New Brunswick Kennel Club for hosting our Specialty. You were wonderful and so very helpful in every way and we all appreciated it. The Corn on the Cob and Mussels as well as the Casino held on Sunday evening made for a terrific ending to a super weekend of shows. Having six shows offered by the NBKC and the Silky Specialty certainly offered the opportunity of attaining many points and possibly New Champions.