Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doggie Charity Run

The doggie cancer society banner.

The doggie cancer society accepts donation to exchange for a doggie chase game.

The price list of the run.

This is what the dog would be chasing.

It looks like a squirrel, it's stuffed, of course.
This is the run master who uses a remote device to start the stuff squirrel zipping through the orange fenced run course.


The dogs are excited.

The barking is deafening.

"My turn, my turn, my turn!" in doggie language.

The run master is explaining to the doggie mamas that they need to control their dogs until it's their turns.

A happy dog chases the stuffed squirrel.

The happy dog gets his squirrel but does not want to leave the course.

Another happy dog gets the stuffed squirrel.


"Yes, look at me, it got it!"


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Doggie Comfort

After the hard work of running agility, a dog could get used to having a massage.

Oh, yes, yes, yes!

At the other table, another dog is enjoying the doggie massage.

What a treat.

If human can run on treadmills, dogs can do the same.

A close look at the doggie treadmill.

Are these doggie moms considering buying one?

Don't put us on this thing!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dog Agility World Championships

Morgan Hill has a huge outdoor sports arena that has been the site for quite a few big events.  Soccer games are a regular occurrence.    Now the dog agility world championship also takes place at the facility.   The event runs 5 days, the same length as the ARBA national convention.

Betty can't pass up such an opportunity to view the event.

All the hard work and hard competition have the same goal: to get to the top three position in the championship.  There are dogs coming from in and out of the USA, the flags represent the countries where the dogs come from.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Randy and Allen's Netherland Dwarf Wins Triple Best In Show

Great News from Randy and Allen:

Their Netherland Dwarf Bo Derek wins triple all breed Best In Show at the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows at Santee, CA this weekend.   

Bo Derek makes 20 all breed Best In Show. 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gone with the Wind

When Angora exhibitors groom their rabbits, inevitably there will be some lose wool flying off.   Even though Betty is very careful not to mess up the fairgrounds or the showroom, sometimes wool just fly off her hands.       At the end of the show, Betty would be looking around to see whether there are wool on the ground needs to be picked up, she does her best to keep the area clean.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Best In Show Judging at Gridley

Show A Best In Show judged by judge Kendal Bladsoe of WA.

Show B Best In Show judged by Cathy Szychulda of CA.

Show C Best In Show judged by Melissa Magee of CA.


Friday, October 17, 2014

English Angora Judging at Gridley

There are 25 English Angora entries at Gridley, a very good number.   The judging table has a capacity of 16 coops, in the above photo are all the white and some of the colored English Angora.
Here is another view of the English Angora in the judging coops.

In show A, judge Susan from Utah is examining a colored English Angora.   Casey is writing down comments from Susan.

Show B judge is Neal from Utah, he is placing the white English Angora.  Mac is watching judging carefully, he has become an English Angora owner at Gridley.


The English Angora does fill the coop and more, judge Cathy is working on the colored senior doe class.

For a complete list of English Angora and French Angora show results, go to:


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Great French Angora Turnout at Gridley


On one judging table, judge Susan from Utah is examining the open French Angora.

There are a good number of open French Angora on the judging table. 

On another table, judge Neal of Utah is working on the youth French Angora.  Number wise, there are more youth French Angora than the open French Angora.   
Judges Neal and Susan exchange table after each is done, now judge Neal is working on the open French Angora.  Julie writes for judge Neal.

Judge Susan is checking on the youth French Angora.

In show C, judge Cathy works on the white French Angora.

Judge Cathy is placing the white French Angora.   Julie also clerks for judge Cathy.