Conformation
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Conformation

  Scout pictured at 6 years old - Best of Breed - July 2007

Scout finished her breed championship in grand style taking winner's bitch 3 out of the 4 days at the 2003 Wine Country circuit dog shows in Romulus, New York including the Irish Water Spaniel Supported entry.

Her points included:

  • 3 Point Major (her first points) at the International Kennel Club of Chicago dog show on February 22, 2003.  This was an Irish Water Spaniel supported entry

  • 1 Point at the Upper Marlboro Kennel Club show on July 5, 2003

  • 5 Point Major (including Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex over specials) at the Wine Country Circuit Finger Lakes Kennel Club show on September 25, 2003

  • 5 Point Major (including Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex over specials) at the Wine Country Circuit Elmira Kennel Club on September 26, 2003.  This was the day of the IWSCA Supported Entry.

  • 4 Point Major (Winner's Bitch to finish) at the Wine Country Circuit Kanadasaga Kennel Club show on September 28, 2003.

 Other Conformation Achievements include:

  • Awarded 2003 IWSCA Top Winner's Bitch

  • Multiple Best of Breed Winner

  • Multiple Best of Opposite Winner

  • Invited to the 2005 Eukanuba Tournament of Champions (Ranked 8th with limited showing)

  • Invited to the 2006 Eukanuba Tournament of Champions with very limited showing

  • Winner of the 7-9 year old veteran bitch class at the 2010 IWSCA national specialty

  • Winner of the 9-11 year old veteran bitch class at the 2012 IWSCA national specialty

  • Won veteran sweeps at the Maryland Sporting Dog Association show on March 2, 2013, an IWSCA supported entry

Conformationally, Scout is a well balanced bitch with great movement.  She is 22.5 inches at the shoulders and she is well-boned, substantial and has great rib spring but she is still very feminine.  She has a great outline with beautiful curves in the right places.  Her shoulders and front end assembly are great and she also has a great tail set.  Her coat is of a very strong quality with crisp curls.  Scout is strong conformationally not only for the breed ring but also so she can effectively do her performance work. 

Scout was not shown in the breed ring much in 2005 and 2006 as we focused on NADAC agility, earning her junior hunter title, and training for utility obedience.  During the first part of 2006, we focused on her litter of puppies born on April 11, 2006.  Once Scout got back into shape after her first litter, we focused on training for our utility obedience title and competing in lots of AKC agility trials.  Scout returned to a beautiful condition after her first litter so I showed her a little.  She took Best of Opposite both days at the Howard County shows on October 14th and 15th, 2006, and she was handled by Jeff.  She took Best of Breed both days at the Middleburg Kennel Club shows on October 28th and 29th, 2006.  She also took Best of Opposite at the Western Reserve Kennel Club Show in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, December 17, 2006.  Scout took Best of Breed both days of the Southern Maryland shows on June 30th and July 1st, 2007.  Now that Scout is spayed, we can only show her at the specialty in the veterans class but she looks as beautiful as ever.  Scout competed in veteran sweeps at the 2010 IWS national specialty and she won her 7-9 year old class.  This was great as she beat the bitch who won the 2008 national specialty.  Scout won her classs in veteran sweeps at the 2012 IWS national specialty. She still moves like a dream!  Scout won veteran sweeps on March 2, 2013 at the Maryland Sporting Dog shows which was an IWSCA supported entry.

  

12/24/2014                                                                                                     

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