We’ve only been to a few show weekends now but Mars did particularly well at the Nicola Valley Kennel Club show on June 26 and 27. Handled by Laura Baratta of Stormhold Whippets (Mars’ sire’s owner), Mars won Best of Breed under judge Kathleen Anderson-Wulff and then Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Group under judge Walter Pinsker. On July 8th I handled him in Vernon where he won Winners Dog under judge Tom Nesbitt. He now has a total of six points out of ten towards his Canadian Champion title.
We have a few upcoming shows in September where I will be handling him again. Mars is the first dog I’ve ever handled in conformation. I finally feel like I am starting to get the hang of it!