Last year, I bred my Iris to Hamilton, but unfortunately, she did not get pregnant, and actually gave me a terrible scare by developing metritis after her due date. I do really want to have puppies from her so I am trying again this year (she only comes in season every 10-12 months, so it … Read more Bull Terrier Breeding – Let’s Try Again!
I had my second Bull Terrier specialty judging assignment on June 16, 2019 at the Clarksburg Kennel Club in Morgantown West Virginia. This was the last show of the Golden Triangle Bull Terrier Club’s supported weekend, and as often happens over the course of 3 days of shows, there were a number of absentees. Since … Read more Bull Terrier Specialty Judging in Morgantown WV
Barn Hunt Fun at Woof Woods Amy and Marley and I headed up for a day of barn hunt hosted by the Barn Hunt Buddies club at Woof Woods in Flushing Michigan. I am a founding member of this group, but not very active in it due to some personal factors. I still like to … Read more A Day at the Barn Hunt
Best of Variety/Best of Breed Winners My first Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier specialty judging assignment was in Pasadena CA on June 1, 2019. I was invited by the Golden State Bull Terrier Club and judged concurrent specialties for both Golden State and the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America. What a Nice Entry! … Read more Judging my first Bull Terrier Specialty shows
Amy and I headed out to Bloomington IL for the supported and specialty Bull Terrier dog shows hosted jointly by the Fort Dearborn Bull Terrier Club and the Illiana Bull Terrier Fanciers. These are usually among the largest entry Bull Terrier shows of the year and also attract a sizeable entry of Miniature Bull Terriers, … Read more Illiana/Ft Dearborn Bull Terrier Show Weekend
I decided to breed Iris this year, and just returned in mid May from breeding her. Breeding involves a lot of planning and work, and that’s before you even do a breeding. Evaluating My Bitch First, you evaluate the bitch, make sure she passes all the recommended health tests (in my breed, this includes a … Read more Bull Terrier Breeding Journey
Dog Emergency! Last Friday, my husband woke me up. “Something’s wrong with Marley!” he yelled. Marley, who sleeps in a different bedroom at night, was whining and struggling in her crate. When I got there she was upside down, had her blanket completely wrapped around one leg and was weaving her head back and forth. … Read more My Dog-Friend Lifeline
Livi and I were pleased to receive the 2018 Versatility Award from the Bull Terrier Club of Metro Detroit. Points are awarded for dogs that get out and do performance events during the year. Livi just squeaked ahead of Billy Ford and his housemate, Lola to win this year. Lovely trophy, and nice certificates are … Read more A Versatile Bull Terrier!
Livi and I headed up to Flint for another Match at the Companion Dog Training facility last weekend. The driving was harrowing at times, proving once again I am a Crazy Dog Person.This time, we tried the Advanced course off lead, which included several Master and Excellent signs. When I pointed this out, they added … Read more Rally Advanced Match #2
Bull Terrier Club of St Louis Shows Amy and I headed out this morning for St Louis, traveling through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and finally Missouri. We arrived at our hotel about 2:15 local time, then moved on to the show site. Amy showed well, but ran into some tough competition, going 2nd in her … Read more Dog Show Weekend