This year I received an AKC Junior Showmanship Scholarship. I was so excited to be chosen for this honor. The sport of purebred dogs has had a great influence in my life, and I know that I will continue to participate in it as an adult.
Every time we have shown in Rally Novice we have scored in the 90's and placed first and third in our rally trials. The first time we were in the ring we got a 96! I was up against 16 adults and we got first place. The second time we were in the ring we got a score of 98. I was surprised and proud of Freya and myself. The third time we were in the ring we scored 94 and came in third place. All the dog shows I've gone to have been in Springfield, Mass. Freya got her third leg in July 2009 and we earned her RN in three straight trials. Not bad for the first dog I have trained.
The rest of my family is involved in dogs too. My brother shows in breed and Junior Showmanship and my dad trains in Rally and Tracking with his Newfoundland, Arwen. My mom trains in Obedience and Rally. I help my mom by setting up a Rally courses for her. My mom also put Freya's C.D. title on her. Our family also does demonstrations to teach other people about our breed. We've gone to the Greenfield Winter Carnival to put on dog sledding demonstrations, we also went to New York City for Meet the Breeds to helped out at the Siberian Husky booth (I really liked seeing and petting all the different cats), and we've also gone to a school to give a Rally demonstration.
Note: Freya is a special dog because she was born with a urinary defect, called ectopic ureters. This means that she leaks urine. Freya had several surgeries as a puppy to help fix this problem.