And he hasn't competed in AKC all year. That's pretty sad for English Setters! Still very proud to get this in the mail! Wish we could go!
I did not accurately judge Rye's separation anxiety when I took him to the 2010 Invitational. At shows previously I always had Amber there with him and he was fine when she was in the kennel with him (yes, they snuggled close) or out with me. I knew he disliked being in a kennel alone but was always able to manage it. At the Invitational, I took Rye alone and he chewed a hole in the back of his soft crate while I was walking the course. He was then too anxious to have any sort of fun on the courses. We qualified once out of 4 runs.
My Snoop Dog. So full of life and joy! Always wagged his tail while running a course.
"I'm running for the chicken hearts and the hard boiled eggs!"