ASFA Greyhound Specialty 2014
After much deliberation and my on-call schedule aligning with the stars, I was able to attend the ASFA Greyhound Specialty. The Greyhound specialty is a wonderful event hosted by the Southeastern Greyhound Club, the main event is ASFA lure coursing. There is an informal conformation show as well, which can be a lot of fun for the dogs. My dogs feel that anything that evolves food and attention it is fun!
Unfortunately, Darla decided that she needed to wrangle with an opossum the week prior. She lost a tooth and had to have surgery on her mouth, she was unable to run, but enjoyed an abundance of treats and smells within the show ring.
I also brought the kid, he loved getting to play show dog. As you can see he is an excellent sitter. Unfortunately the judge did not find this as cute as I did.
I am so biased about this little cutie! Really, isn’t that the cutest face ever!
I did run Jethro in the Lure Coursing trial. I was very pleased with his performance. Jethro always runs with a lot of heart. He loves the lure and loves being out in the field. He broke his hock during his pro career and his rehab continues. I am quite sure he was the oldest dog entered in the open stake and he tied for 4th place. He was very stiff after his two runs, so I opted out of a run-off and we happily accepted NBQ. He always thinks he is the best and I enjoy spending time with him. It was a win-win. His stiffness resolved within a day, he was demanding his hike the next morning.
I greatly enjoyed this event and the dogs had a wonderful time as well. It is always nice to be in a field full of greyhounds, doing what they are best at. Hopefully we will return next year.
Photo credit: Cindy Frezon