The dogs of two couples who are very special to us took home some nice titles on Saturday, which was for the Cane Corso breed, our national breed specialty show. In other words, it was our “nationals” and the dogs that won on that day went home feeling very proud – and for excellent reason!
The first couple we would like to congratulate is Alexia Fino and Gabriel Rodriguez. They own Grand Champion Maximo’s Jack and took home the prestigious award of Best of Breed on Saturday. The best Corsi in the country were in that ring fighting for this honor and I cannot think of a better couple to have won it! Congratulations, Alexia, Gabriel & Jack for an awesome performance! We will see you in Vegas next year for 2012 Nationals! By the way, just before we started our drive home with Orso, Jack and Orso had a wonderful time playing on the grounds of our B&B, Henderson Village. I missed the whole thing, but Alexia & Gabriel were kind enough to fill me in on all the fun details over breakfast at The Langston House!
The second couple we would like to congratulate is Steel and JoAnne Campbell. They own Blue Ridge Rocco, who won Winners Dog and went on to show in the breed class, where he won Best of Winners. Steel took home 2 trophies, 2 plaques, a bunch of colorful ribbons and a 5 point major, putting Rocco well on his way to finishing his AKC championship! Blue Ridge Rocco was bred by Steel and JoAnne, so I am sure that makes them even prouder of their win! Many congratulations to Steel, JoAnne & Rocco for an awesome win!
Here are a few other very cool things about our trip to Perry, Georgia:
We stayed at the absolute best Bed & Breakfast we have ever stayed at called Henderson Village. The people there were so kind, especially Craig, and the accommodations and food at The Langston House was wonderful! Orso loved staying there too since he had lots of room to play!
We also ate at an Amish restaurant in Montezuma called Yoder’s Deitsch Haus Restaurant and Bakery that was very good. It was my first time eating Amish food and everything was very fresh and yummy! You could tell that the ingredients were all locally grown by the taste of the food.
We got to meet Mar e Sol’s Lucretia della Legion, a littermate to Orso, who was showing all 3 days. She was very pretty and you could totally tell that she and Orso were littermates. You could tell they wanted to so badly play with each other, but they had to be on perfect show dog behavior. Congratulations to her owners, Anthony & Rebecca Simonski, for raising such a pretty girl. That makes 4 pups from Orso’s litter of 13, including Orso, who we know about!
The last cool thing I will mention is that I had the opportunity to meet some great Corso people during the shows. I met breeders, fanciers, fans, owners, so many Corso advocates! I made friends with good people who I hope to keep contact with. Overall, it was a great opportunity to put faces to many of the respected names in the Corso community!