|Calypso Photo: WiscNews.com|
Earlier this year, Gary and I enjoyed watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. We always pick our favorites from each class and root for them (much to our own dogs' annoyance.) This time we were really rooting for the black Lab. We were thrilled that he won best of his breed.
Flash forward to last week when I heard from one of my For Love of a Dog jewelry customers. Pat had purchased a pair of my black Lab earrings and wanted more. She mentioned that she was leaving this week for the Eukanuba show where she'd be watching her black Lab compete.
According to Pat, Calypso is a sweetheart with beautiful expression and effortless movement. At Eukanuba, he'll be competing in a class of 56 Labrador Retrievers.
The 11th Annual AKC / Eukanuba National Championship will be held on December 17 and 18 in Orlando, Florida. A record 3,938 dogs will compete with 173 AKC recognized dog breeds represented. According to Show Chairman, Ron Menaker, this is not only the largest dog show in the country this year, it is the largest by-invitation-only dog show in their history. This event will air on Saturday, February 4, 2012 on ABC.
Pat and her friends will be wearing their For Love of a Dog black Lab earrings to root for Calypso. I hope they bring Calypso the very best of luck! All of us at For Love of a Dog will be following the AENC on Facebook for live Group and Best in Show results, watching for good news about Calypso.
In the meantime, take a look at this beautiful boy in action at Westminster where Calypso won Best of Breed.