Its hard to know where to even start with this post – Dragoon has just been having success after success on his European tour – so I will start “at the Beginning”.
At the end of May, after playing a bit with Lois DeMers in Texas to pick up a few more points, Dragoon headed overseas for a season of showing in Europe. Two weeks later he was entered at his first show in the UK – the Three Counties Championship show and I received this news
Dragoon had won his first CC in the UK. This, I learned when I received the paperwork from The Kennel Club, qualified him for entry in the Stud Book, and qualified him for Crufts.
He then showed two more weekends in the UK at Open shows and earned a Reserve Best Dog and another Best Dog, before heading over to Paris for the World Dog Show.
The first day of the show he was awarded Best Male and his first CAC towards his French Championship.
The second day at the World Dog show he picked up his second CAC towards his French Championship, and was Reserve World Winner. He passed his temperament test the following day to become an official French Champion.
Back in the UK the next weekend, at the National Working and Pastoral Breeds show he earned his second CC towards his UK title.
August was not as successful a month as June and July, in the championship shows, as he earned a reserve and a class placing, but he picked up his first Best of Breed at the Paignton Open Show with Lisa (pictured above). Unfortunately, I am learning that it isn’t the same as North American shows with the show photographers available to take photos, so no “official photos” of these wins.
But then came this weekend!! The only thing I can say is I wish I had been there to see it.
Thursday at the National Club Show in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, Dragoon picked up his first, CAC towards his Dutch championship as Best Male. Then on Friday, at the Euro Corgi specialty he picked up two more, again winning Best Male. Saturday, with Carrie, he kicked it up a notch winning Best in Specialty at the National Corgi Club specialty to finish his Dutch championship but he wasn’t done yet!
This morning I got the call that Dragoon is now also a Euro show Winner, having taken Best of Breed again at the Euro Show today. I haven’t yet heard group results. Will post as soon as I hear! Go Goonie!!