- Watch for Orion with Liz Holle, and Vegas with Liz Hansen this year at the Westminster KC show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Working dogs are shown on Tuesday this year - focus your positive thinking for us in the afternoon of Tuesday February 12!
- Vegas is off to a fast start for the year - 8 BB's in 8 shows, plus 3 Group placements this month in very competitive Groups! Looking at the wins other SS's around the country had this month, it looks like Vegas is the #1 Standard Schnauzer in the country on the all-breed system and #2 on the breed system. A good place to start the year!
- A show weekend close to home! The end of the month were the St Charles, MO KC shows at Lake St Louis. Vegas was again BB both days, and on Sunday was Group 2 in a VERY competitive Working Group on Sunday, under judge Ruth Zimmerman. Vegas got many positive compliments from other judges sitting ringside this weekend, which was very nice to hear!
- The second weekend we all drove to Dallas, TX (there was some confusion at my office - they thought I took Dallas to Vegas, but no, it was Vegas going to Dallas!), where Vegas was BB all 3 days, and Group 2 on Friday under judge Kim Meredith-Cavanna.
- The Sketchbook gang made our "traditional" trip to St Paul, MN to start the year at the Northstar Working Group Association and Land O'Lakes KC shows. At the Working Group show, 8-month old "Sunday" was WD for a 3-point major, his sister "Gen" was WB and BW so she also got a 3-pt major, and "Vegas" was Best of Breed. (We didn't share very well that day!) Vegas was BB and took a Group 4 under judge Irene Bivin on Saturday in a very competitive Working Group, and was again BB on Sunday. A strong start to the year!