The Newfoundland National Specialty was held in Warwick, RI.

Show dates were from April 29th - May 3rd.

There was a total of 934 entries,

which consisted of 650 conformation, 135 obedience & 95 rally entries.

We traveled from Florida to Rhode Island in our RV with four companions.

There was a total of twelve Amorosa Newfoundlands that exhibited in confirmation, rally, obedience & CGC testing.

They traveled from New Hampshire, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts, Rhodo Island, New York, Arizona

 and as far from New Sarepta, AB Canada

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to all the Amorosa families that exhibited, groomed, bathed, trimmed, walked dogs and

came together to make this a memorable week. I was on a phenomenal high, I enjoyed every dog and their owner, be it in the

 confirmation ring, obedience ring or just lounging around. You are ALL the best!!!

Special thanks to:

Peggy Vivinetto for all her help, company and morning coffee run ;)

Patty Clifton for bringing me bottled water for the dogs, everyday ;)

Pauline Baldwin for touch up trimming on Jade & Summit, handling.

Lynn Anderson for handling horny Summit! not once but twice

All of the handlers that came together, be it planned or last minute conflicts and showed our dogs

with love and to perfection.

My wonderful husband for all the driving, poop scooping, dog walking, putting up with my demands

and never complaining about his cold wet feet from dawn to dusk ;)

 

We would like to thank NCNE for all the hard work & effort!

 

Now enjoy these photo's of our trip, while I put away ALL the things I won ;)...........Yippy

 

Tuesday April 29th, 2008

OBEDIENCE BRACE, RALLY NOVICE & RALLY PAIRS

Tuesday started out the same way the previous day ended.

But worse, it rained cats & dogs when both Tango & Sierra competed in Obedience Brace

 

Preparing for a recall

 

 

Waiting for the "Come" command

 

 

Nothing stopped this awesome duel. Sierra kept her big brother in check at all times.

 

Completing the recall

These two awesome Newfoundland's would have preferred to be relaxing and enjoying the cold rain ;)

But instead they did their best to make Corrie happy and proud of them.

Tango & Sierra with their brave owner/handler, Corrie Harreys

 

Amorosa's Twice Around Tango CD, RN, CGC & Amorosa's Que Sera Sera CD, RN, CGC

placed

2nd in Rally Novice Pairs

2nd in Obedience Brace

 

 

 

Tuesday April 29th, 2008

RALLY NOVICE

 

Jade & owner/handler Peggy Vivinetto

 

Amorosa's Imperial Jade CGC

Jade & Peggy earned their 1st Rally Novice leg ;)

 

 

NCA Annual meeting: Tina was one of the Register of Merits

 awarded this year.

 

above: is Tina's ROM rosette, honors parade medallion & her make shift puppy.

Tina could not stand to hear the Big Dog ball squeak or see it anywhere.

Tina carried her Big Dog ball everywhere. It now sits next to her Urn.

 

 

 

Wednesday April 30th, 2008

VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES & BREEDERS CLASS

 

Oslo with handler Karen Friedman placed 4th in Sweeps, in the 9 years of age and over.

Oslo will be 12 years young in July.

 

 

I love this photo of Oslo & Karen, she resembles a "Fairy" looking over him.

VN.AM/CAN.CH.Kloofbear's Mystic Seaport CD, WRD, DD, RN, CGC/TDI, Canadian CD, DD

(Oslo's 4th place photo will soon follow)

 

BREEDERS CLASS

 

We were the last group in this class of an entry of 17. (Above) Although it was a bit nippy, the dogs still needed water.

 

 

 

Still waiting our turn

 

Ok, here we go

 

the judge examining each dog

 

THE BOYS

 

CH. Amorosa's Dark Summit CGC "Summit"         &               CH. Amorosa's Life Of The Party "Rhodo"

Summit is a Kongo X Tina Turner son..................................Rhodo is a Kongo X Celine son

THE GIRLS

  

CH. Amorosa's Pocahontas CD, WD, RA, CGC "Pocahontas"  &    Amorosa's Imperial Jade CGC "Jade"

Pocahontas is a Kongo X Tina Turner daughter.........................Jade is a Kongo X Celine daughter

 

  Jade & Rhodo are Kongo X Celine kids

 

Jade was handled by Pauline Baldwin (Sikome Newfs), Rhodo by Andrea Hill (Ortona Newfs)

Summit was handled by Lynn Anderson-Powell (ThreePond Newfs) & Pocahontas by the Mammano's assistant

Their names reflect the color ribbon they wore in the whelping box.

 

 

Thursday's judging: Dog classes, Veteran, Stud dog & Working Bitch class