Best in Show

One of our friends at M Realty, Shana Ruess, will be competing with her dog in the Rose City Classic Dog Show this month. Five days of great dog shows will run from January 16-20, 2013 at the Expo Center. Every year people come out to see their favorite breeds and competitions, and competitors fly in from around the country with their dogs. Parking fills up fast, so it’s always a great idea to take the MAX instead, which drops you off right outside the expo building.

Shana will be competing with her 11-month-old Tibetan Mastiff, Lyka, who recently received 3 points toward her AKC Champion title in October. She was Winner’s Bitch and Best Opposite Sex for a 3-point Major Win.

At the show in January, Lyka will be competing in Conformation in the Tibetan Mastiff Breed going up against all the other females to win additional points towards her title. Lyka is working on her CH title, she has 8 of the required 15 points towards her title. Lyka could quite likely finish her CH title at Rose City, as entries will be large and most days should be worth 3-4 points. However, this is a very big show, and the best of the best come to compete, so competition will be stiff.  The winner of Best of Breed goes on to compete in the Breed Group Ring. Tibetan Mastiffs are part of the Working Dog group.

Shana will be working with Lyka on controlling her “puppy enthusiasm” as they prepare for the show. Root for your favorite breeds and keep an eye out for Lyka this January at the Rose City Classic!