Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Fun Show Day in PA

Central PA R.B.A. held double all breed shows and  Appalachian Angora club held an  Angora specialty show at Pennsylvania Furnace, PA on October 19th, 2014.
Several Angora breeders got together and went to the show.
Anita's English Angora black doe Tulamore's Bella wins the specialty Best In Show.  The doe is owned by Anita but bred by Donna. 

The BOB English Angora and BOB French Angora are waiting for the Best In Show judging in the open shows.

Donna's buck wins all breed Best In Show in one of the two all breed shows.  Wait, broken is not accepted in English Angora, what is it?    Though Donna's main breed is the English Angora, she won the all breed Best In Show with her American Fuzzy Lop broken buck Tulamore's Donut (aka Chubby Bunny).   Donna only has 4 American Fuzzy Lop, and Chubby is the only Fuzzy in the show, the win is a pleasant surprise.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Dogs Everywhere

The local newspaper published the final count of the participants in the Dog Agility World Championships: 630 humans with 900 dogs from 11 different countries.

Dogs are not only performing agility, dogs are also at the viewing stands.

People like to watch dogs, dogs also like to watch dogs.

Dogs with their human walking behind the tents.

Dogs and dogs.

Border Collies seem to be the most popular breed in the agility events.

There is also a splash pool for dogs.

The Boxer is enjoying a dip in the splash pool.

Christmas shopping for dog lovers.

A Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is waiting for his mom to buy him some toy.

This is the official booth for the sponsoring club.

Here are more commercial booth to take doggie lovers' money.

More booth for human and doggie shoppers.

T shirt booth for dog lovers.

Dog waiting area.

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, I 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.