Cleo with her handler, Daniel Sanchez, in Brooksville on January 15th, 2012. Cleo is only 4 points away from finishing her AKC Championship! Photos courtesy of Vincent Zuniaga of Dogpost Daily.
Karma, Winners Bitch, Best of Breed Puppy and Best of Opposite, for a 5-point major – the most points a dog can be awarded at any single AKC event – on 01.13.2012 under Judge Kay Radcliffe with handler Daniel Sanchez.
Cleo, Winners Bitch, for 2 points on 01.16.2012 under Judge Paula Nykiel with handler Daniel Sanchez.
Cleo, Winners Bitch, for 2 points on 01.22.2012 under Judge Robert Fetter with handler Daniel Sanchez.
Our fantabulous vet, Dr. Robert Pane of South Kendall Animal Clinic, is the President of a great organization called the South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF). According to their website, the SFVF’s mission is to increase the access of quality veterinary care, promote responsible pet ownership, and increase awareness of the importance of the human-animal bond in our community. The SFVF is comprised of veterinarians in South Florida, such as Dr. Pane, who generously donate their time and energy to increase awareness and promote education about animal care in our community. The funds raised by the foundation benefit multiple causes – from donating to local rescue groups to running a free spay/neuter program and free vet care clinics for the pets belonging to low income families and the homeless.
Dee Hoult of Applause Your Paws is also a part of this organization’s team and has organized an event on Thursday, January 26th, at the University of Miami from 7:00-8:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, don’t forget to RSVP!
Another great opportunity to make a positive contribution to our Cane Corso community was offered to me today! My friend, Alexia Fino, nominated me for the Fundraising Committee for the Cane Corso Association of America, which is the official Cane Corso breed organization for the American Kennel Club! The chairperson for this committee, Shauna DeMoss, approved me and now I am on the Fundraising Committee AND the Welcoming Committee! So excited! Thanks, Alexia!
Today’s victim of Orso torture:
Mouse loves to taunt Orso when he is swimming!
Mmmmmm, it squeaks AND tastes like chlorine! I love this bunny! Yum!
Luna is sneaking in a dip in the pool before Orso tackles her!
Luna is always on top of the world!
Taking a breather:
Assembly line of freshly-bathed furkids drying in the sun!
I am so proud to announce that on January 4th, 2012, I was voted onto the Welcoming Committee for the Cane Corso Association of America, which is the official Cane Corso breed organization for the American Kennel Club! It will be great to have this opportunity to serve as part of this awesome breed organization and hopefully make a positive contribution to our Cane Corso community! Thank you to the Board of Directors for voting me in and to Steel Campbell for nominating me!
This morning, Cleo took Winners Bitch in Brooksville under Judge Robert Fetter with handlers, Daniel Sanchez & Vanessa Lanz-Sanchez, for another 2 points toward her AKC Championship! This makes 11 points for Cleo out of the required 15! Thanks, Danny, Vanessa, Judge Fetter & Cleo!
Cleo is leaving Brooksville with 11 points and Karma with 7 points! What a great way to end the 10-day Brooksville circuit! So thrilled with our girls and our amazing handling team!
Photos to come!
I am so proud of my girls, Cleo & Karma! They, along with our amazing handling team – Daniel Sanchez, Vanessa Lanz-Sanchez & their assistants – represented Costa Bel Cane Corso with elegance & spectacular sportsmanship this past week, as they always do! The competition in Brooksville is always tough and this year is no different. My girls have shared the ring over the last 5 days of shows with worthy dogs and bitches, making our wins all the more special to us. We are very fortunate to have wrapped up this first week with so many success stories! We are incredibly appreciative to Danny & Vanessa for our wins and to the judges who felt our girls deserved them! In summary, here is how our girls did the last five days:
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 – Cleo & Karma both won first place in their classes then Cleo went on to take Winners Bitch for her first 3-point major win under Judge Patricia Trotter.
Friday, January 13th, 2012 – Cleo & Karma both won first place in their classes then Karma went on to take Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite and Best of Breed Puppy for her first 5-point major win under Judge Kay Radcliffe.
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 – Cleo & Karma both won first place in their classes then Cleo went on to take Reserve Winners Bitch under Judge Lew Olson.
Sunday, January 15th, 2012 – Cleo & Karma both won first place in their classes the Cleo went on to take Winners Bitch for 2 more points under Judge Sharol Candace Way.
Monday, January 16th, 2012 – Cleo & Karma both won first place in their classes the Cleo went on to take Winners Bitch for 2 more points under Judge Paula Nykiel.
Our dear friend, JoAnne Campbell of Blue Ridge Cane Corsos, has been there every day taking photos, so we will hopefully be posting our favorite shots soon!
In the meantime, below is a photo of Cleo & Karma’s scorecard of points that is up on our bulletin board to keep track of our girls’ points!
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