We were pleased to participate in the High Plains Kennel Club summer dog show in Kiowa, Colorado this past weekend. We’re proud to have added two new UKC champions to our pack – Royal T’s Irresitible Isabelle and Estrellita’s Count Cosmo Royal T. Royal T’s Brilliant Brighton and Royal T’s Harley Ryder are also working towards being Grand Champions.
Friday’s Dog Show
Harley had a great day on Friday, July 15, 2022, and earned a Champion ribbon as well as Best of Breed. Brighton was our Reserve Champion. Isabelle got some competition wins with First Place, Best of Sex, and Best of Winners.
Chanel got First Place ribbons in her class all weekend and earned several points.
Despite doing really well in his conformation classes on concrete floors, Cosmo wasn’t too sure about this new situation with walking on dirt. He looked at me as if to say, “You realize I look like a mop. Should I really be walking around in this horse barn after you worked so hard to make me handsome?”
We resolved to practice walking with Cosmo in the arena before the next day’s show! It paid off.
Saturday Dog Shows
Saturday was also a hot and toasty day but we did our best to stay cool and collected. Saturday was a great day for our Brilliant Brighton who took the Champion ribbon twice as well as Best of Breed.
After earning more competition wins and bonus points in the first shows, Isabelle had now earned her championship status and could be moved up to the Champion Class. This would enable our champions to start earning legs towards their grand champion status!
Apparently, UKC champions need to beat 5 other dogs to earn legs towards being Grand Champions, so we wish we had more Mi-Kis entered on Friday and Saturday morning. If we’d managed that, Harley and Brighton would have earned even more competition leg wins towards their Grand Champion status. Hopefully, some of our locally-placed puppies will start competing soon. As it was, showing five Mi-Kis was quite a feat for us! Thankfully, we’re making friends with junior handlers who love showing our dogs with us.
Sunday Dog Shows
By Sunday, we humans were pretty tired, but Cosmo was just getting his stride! Not only did he earn enough points and competition wins to earn his championship, but he also started beating our other Champions and took “Best of Breed” twice! Cosmo is just in the Junior Class having just turned 1 in May, so we’re very excited for his continuing show career. We named him Estrellita’s Count Cosmo because his breeder Rebecca Thomason and I just knew he would be a star!
We’re grateful to the High Plains Kennel Club for hosting a successful dog show and for our judges Ron Horn, Sally Davidson, Kathryn Kudron, Judith Lehman, and Debra Mitchell.