Robert and Lilly both did SO well at the Carolina Foothills Show Cluster, July 2020. Everyone wore masks and observed social distancing to the best of their abilities. Lilly only got to show Thursday because of entry limitations but Robert showed all 4 days. He won "Winners Dog" and "Best of Winners" out of the 9-12 Puppy class at his VERY FIRST show cluster, beating out older pugs and even specials (who already have their championships). What a pro he was and took all the noises, bangs, and giant dog barks in stride. They also got to enjoy a camping trip (Robert's 1st, Lilly's 2nd) and got to see a little bit of nature at the beautiful Paris Mountain State Park outside of Greenville, SC. Lilly also completed her final health tests (xrays of hips, patella, elbows) with Blue Ridge Imaging out of Clemson, SC. These tests can not be completed until they are 2 years of age and she just turned 2 on July 13th, 2020. It was such a lovely week (hot and rainy at times) but a wonderful chance to be just with 2 very special pugs.
Some of the pugs were "less than amused" with this morning's photo shoot (note the "furry eyeball" sideways glance and "snort" noise ... which loosely translates from Pug to English as "talk to the paw".) But, they all loved the snuggles after each photo. God Bless America. and God Bless these beautiful pugs one and all.
Robert Wins Best of breed
Robert the Bruce (Hill Country's I'll Bee Your Shining Star) wins Best of Breed and Toy Group 4th Place in the AKC Virtual Top Dog Challenge! He will be headed to his first in-person official show at the end of July, 2020.
Amy Aberg McLelland, co-owner Pickwick Pugs