Caledon Kennel Association

Yesterday was the final day to enter the Caledon Kennel Association’s conformation show. The show will take place in Orangeville, the weekend of November 23rd.

We have entered Canyon into all three days. Huib will be his handler Friday and Sunday, and our friend Amy is going to show him on the Saturday. Amy’s female dalmatian has already obtained her Championship so Amy asked if she could try showing Canyon for us. Showing golden retrievers and dalmatians is similar, but she would like to get some experience showing another dog that isn’t hers. Canyon knows her well, so as long as we can tire him out a bit, I think he’ll do okay with her, but Huib will be ready just in case lol!

I’m not holding my breath, but it would be really cool if he obtained a couple of points at this show and then finished off in December at the Elora Gorge Kennel Club show where Canyon made his debut.

But, we’ll see what happens ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime, Canyon is wearing some of Huib’s old t-shirts to prevent him from scratching (he hasn’t been in weeks, but we don’t want him to start), and I’m not playing fetch with him in their play area, but in the side yard, so that he doesn’t end up injuring himself again, running into the end of the deck.

My friend told me “to be careful you don’t turn into one of those crazy show people who don’t allow their dogs to do anything”, and it got me a little worried, but I’m not really convinced I’m being like that – what do you all think?


  1. Good luck Canyon!! I think your friend has a point – it’s easy to go overboard and become one of those “crazy” show people but so far it sounds like you’re just doing what you can to keep Canyon safe and healthy for competition. How exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love the snow floating across the screen ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Brooke, Cessna, Aspen, Canyon & Rogue says

    Hi Kelly,
    My web wizard did it for me ๐Ÿ™‚ she’s also working on designing a season-related header ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wizard implies it’s all magic and not actual work. I prefer Ninja, thank you very much.

      *ahem* In all seriousness, though, glad to hear people liking the snow and stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sounds fab – we always find that trying to tire Cadbury out makes him more hyper cause he knows something exciting is going to happen!! Thankfully we only have to be careful about his paws so that he can run fast – although I’m find that I am needing to warm up before a competition at the moment so maybe I should warm him up too.

  5. looking forward to seeing you that week! I know Canyon will do well, and it will be good for him to work with Amy for a change (good for both of them probably)


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