The two-day 2nd Annual SACCI (Society in America for Cane Corso Italiano) National Dog Shows in Ohio were, without a doubt, the longest two days of Orso’s life! On June 3rd, we took Orso out to Dayton, Ohio to participate in the largest gathering of Cane Corso enthusiasts and exhibitors that we have ever been a part of. There were five conformation shows and a ton of working events over a two-day dog show. Thanks, SACCI, for putting on a great event!
Originally, when I started to draft this blog entry, it was turning out to be very long and wordy. After reconsideration, I rewrote it and cut out most of the words, LOL. Basically, the weekend was a great experience. We met a ton of Corso folks, got to see many gorgeous dogs and spent some valuable quality time with our Buckethead. Over the course of 2 days, there were five conformation dog shows in which Orso competed with professional handler Ashley Cuzzolino, who also handles GR CH PrideNJoyz Afterglow. The judges for the shows, who were to include four Italian judges, were supposed to be Dr. Pierluigi Scalia, Mr. Danilo Giorgio, Mr. Daniel Rosa, Mr. Roberto Giannuli and Mr. Alessandro Bigozzi. An unexpected emergency did not allow Mr. Danilo Giorgio to make it on his flight from Italy to Ohio, so his judging assignment was given to UKC Judge Ms. Nancy Beeman. Overall, Orso did alright. He earned two seconds, two thirds and a first place under UKC Judge Ms. Nancy Beeman. Orso could officially be considered a small pony, so we didn’t expect him to steal the show! Below are a whole bunch of photos from the conformation shows; they are all mixed up but I tried to caption them as best as possible. I want to thank everyone who took lots of great photos and posted them to Facebook or emailed them to us, specifically Ruth Surface, Ayalla Ruvio, Krissy Sauers & Sheri Ard. Some of their photos were used in this blog entry, so we really appreciate your photographic efforts!
Most importantly, we want to thank Ashley Cuzzolino for doing a great job handling Orso and we would like to thank Orso’s regular handler, Daniel Sanchez, and his awesome wife, Vanessa Lanz-Sanchez, for putting us in touch with Ashley!
Favorite headshot of the weekend, courtesy of Ruth Surface:
Ashley Cuzzolino practicing with Orso, courtesy of Ayalla Ruvio:
Awards up for grabs:
Show 1 – Judge Pierluigi Scalia:
Show 2 – Judge Nancy Beeman:
Winner’s Class under Judge Nancy Beeman:
Show 3 – Judge Daniel Rosa:
Show 4 – Judge Roberto Giannuli:
Great headshot, courtesy of Krissy Sauers:
Show 5 – Judge Alessandro Bigozzi:
Random photos & nightlife:
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