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Gordie's Big Trip

3-27_11_Gord_G3a_smallerMarch 24th, Gordie (CH Fwaggles Traically Hip) and I flew to Edison, NJ, for the American Manchester Terrier Club's 2011 National Specialty weekend.  Gordie left Florida needing two  points for his AKC Championship.  He came home a Champion with a group placement and a suitcase full of rosettes and trophies.  AMTC National Specialties draw entries from all over North America, and Gordie demonstrated once again that our wonderful pets are also consistently competitive on a national level. 

Gordie's Weekend Accomplishments:

 - Thursday 3/24:  Winners Dog/ Best of Winner:  Delaware Valley Manchester Terrier Club Independent Specialty & Grand Sweepstakes Winner under breeder/judge Mrs. Mary Wilson from the UK.

 - Friday 3/25: Best of Opposite Sex: AMTC District III Specialty (first time in the ring as a 'Special')

 - Saturday 3/26: Made the cut : AMTC National Specialty

 - Sunday 3/27:  Best of Variety: Delaware Valley Manchester Terrier Club supported entry under noted Breeder/Judge Mr. Rod Herner & Group 3 in a large, competitive Toy Group under Mrs. Barbara Keenan.  

Gordie is currently ranked #5 in Breed points, and #3 in all-breed points as of March 31st.  We plan to send him out as a special for the 2nd half of the year.  More news on that will be forthcoming. 

Beyond the show, it was a wonderful weekend, and we had a great time with our friends.  I  have to say a special thank you to Gordie's co-breeder, Amanda Kelly, and to Kim Marling who both showed Gordie to his wins.  Amanda hadn't seen Gordie in 6 months, and Kimmy had never met Gordie  before the sweepstakes Thursday nght.  While I nearly froze to death waiting online outside Carlo's Bakery for 2 hours in Hoboken to see the "Cake Boss"  it was well worth for the time spent with 'the girls.'