Chef has earned his required 10 Champion points.
He got his final three on Saturday in Kars. This means, in part, that he will no longer compete in Class Divisions, but qualifies for the Specials Only Class with other Champions. He may also compete in the Specialty Option with dogs who are 12 to l8 months old.
It has been suggested to us that we sideline him for awhile because he may not win against more experienced dogs, but we find it fun showing him - win, place or show. Besides, if he goes into temporary retirement, he may lose his taste and etiquette for the ring. So I think we will continue to show him in smaller events where the comptetition isn't so heavy, until he is more mature and competent.
Anyhow, Chef really struts his stuff now and he looked just awesome in the ring in Kars. We were very proud of him. Even during a heavy downpour on Friday, he didn't flinch and handled himself elegantly.
Chef's sister, Rose ( Lynbary's Vie en Rose), won her Champion points on Sunday. Congratulations, beautiful girl.
Chef is awarded his Champion's ribbon from the Judge Jacqueline Rusby
..........................Chef's Championship Certificate