We are showing CH Luper's Mighty Sampson by Lionheart, aka Sam, in the show ring for his Grand Champion. AND! We have started the puppies in the ring as well! Hess Country of Lupers Bodacious Dog, aka Bo and Hess' Country with Luper's Miss Macy, aka Macy.
Muncie, IN Sam won Reserve WD for both days with Matt Hess showing him. He left Matt's company after being with him for 6 weeks to return home!
Grey Summit, MO Aug 29 - 30, 2015 I will be showing Sam at these shows! Wish us luck!!! Sam took reserve in class on Saturday and BOB on Sunday
Grey Summit, MO Sept 18 - 20, 2015 We took WD on Friday and Saturday!
Fayetteville, AR Oct 3 - 4. 2015 We took BOB both days of this show!
Canton, TX Oct 10 - 11, 2015 with the Tyler Kennel Club also showing with NOHS We took BOB here at Canton! Joplin, MO Oct 31, Nov 1, 2015 with the Tri-State Kennel Cluv also showing with the NOHS We took reserve both days. In Nov Sam joined Matt to show in Cleveland, OH where he took Best Opposite Sex in the Sweepstakes!
Feb 27 - 28 Colette Livingston-Keith began showing Sampson in Camden, AR where he took Best of Winners both days! Sampson showed in Garden City, KS on Mar 4 - 6 with Colette - Reserve on Friday but earned 4 points on Saturday and Sunday with BOW both days. Colette took Sam to Kansas City, MO on Mar 10 - 13 where he took reserve the first two days and then won his first major on Sunday! Ft Worth, TX Mar 26 - 27 was the next show for Sam and Colette where he won his second major and his championship! He went on to win 2 points toward his Grand Championship on Sunday! Colette took Sampson to Claremore, OK on April 1 - 2 where he won 4 more points toward his Grand with BOS. Our next show was in Grove, OK on April 15 - 17 where I showed Sam to take 1 point with WD.
At our home kennel club, NWA in Fayetteville, AR hosted the next show where I showed Sampson on April 23-24 and took WD on Sunday.
Longview, TX will be our next show on July 30 - 31 where Sam will show for more points toward his Grand Champion and Bo will begin his show career in the Beginner Puppy class. (My sister will be showing a bitch puppy from Onyx X Sam litter!) Sam was second place on Saturday and pulled on Sunday. Bo took best of breed both days and was second place in group on Saturday and first place in group on Sunday! Thank you Brian Livingston for doing such a wonderful job with Sam.
On Thursday, August 25 - Monday, August 29, Sam will be back with Matt Hess for a 5 day show in Owensboro, KY! What a weekend! Sam took Best of Breed three days in a row and then select the next two days. He earned a total of 14 points that weekend! We got to meet some new friends and breeders, too!
Saturday and Sunday, Nov 5/6, 2016 - Joplin, MO saw us ringside with Sampson in BOB class where he won his Grand Champion title with BOB both days for two 5 point majors. His two daughters were also in the ring, where Sasha from his Onyx litter in Feb took second place in her class and Sasha from his Bertha litter in Mar took first place in her class! Our granddaughter, Emily, took Macy to a first placement in her class on Sat and second on Sun. This was Emily's first show! Bo won his class both days!
Bo and Macy have begun their circuit with a bang! First on Jan 21 and 22, 2017 in Harrisburg, TN Bo took reserve dog!
Macy took reserve bitch in St Charles, MO on Jan 28, 2017
St Joseph, MO Bo brought home his first four points! WD on Sat and BOW on Sun Feb 4/5, 2017
Bo took five more points while on the road with Matt! Then took he and I placed his first major in Jackson, TN!
In Claremore, OK Bo took winners dog and Best of Winners 3 of the 5 day show!
Macy placed her first 2 points in Claremore with winners bitch and Best of Winners!
Ivy has begun her show career at just 7 months with Hanna showing her! They both did excellent for first timers!!
Oklahoma City was a 5 day show! Bo took Winner's Dog and Best of Winners on Wednesday to finish his Championship and start toward his Grand Championship on Thursday where he took Select Dog and Group 4 Owner Handler! He again took Select Dog on Saturday!
Our granddaughter, Emily, was in the ring with me this trip! She showed our Sam/Bertha pup named Sasha, owners Brantley and Bethanne Tinnin. Sasha took Reserve Bitch on Thursday!
Not to be outdone! Macy took her first 3 point major on Friday with Winner's Bitch and her second 3 point major on Sunday with Winner's Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex!
At the Little Rock show, Aug 12-13, Macy took her class both days and Reserve Bitch on Sunday. In the Southaven, MS show, Macy took Reserve Bitch both days. (picture is taken with her breeders, Matt Hess (dam) and Mitzi Walters (sire) and myself)
At the Elk City Show Sept 7-10, Macy took Winner's Bitch all 4 days!
Macy finished her Championship in Franklin, TN where she took a 4 point major as Winner's Bitch and Best of Opposite!
Joplin, MO on Nov 5 Bo took his first major win of 4 points with Best of Breed!
Bo took his second major win in Springfield, MO taking Best of Opposite both days!
Look for us to start off 2018 in Camden, AR on Feb 24 & 25! There will be a 5 point major for every winner! Camden was great! We got to see Sasha (Sampson/Onyx pup 2/16) get a 5 point major! Suzy took reserve on Saturday and Gemma took reserve on Sunday! Bo ran two of the three legs needed for a CAT title!
We will be hitting the road again to Franklin, TN on Mar 8-11. Franklin was a bust! We had fun but otherwise didn't bring home any points!
Claremore, OK will be held Mar 28 - April 1 (Easter Sunday) - Suzy took Reserve a couple of days and Gemma brought home a point!
Grove, OK will be held April 12 - 15 - Gemma brought home another point! Bo took Best of Breed all 4 days! He also took Owner Handler Group 4, two days and Group 1 one day!!!
Fayetteville, AR is our home club so of course we will be there on April 21-22! Bo placed Select on Saturday (I thought he had enough points for his Grand, so I pulled him on Sunday) Gypsy brought home a 5 point major on Sunday! Suzy got Reserve both days.
May 13 - 20, Mastiff Nationals was held in Chicago, IL! Sam made the first cut of 10 from 35! We had a lot of fun! Met some awesome people!
Texarkana, AR was on June 16-17. Bo brought home his final Major win and became a Grand Champion!
We attended the Oklahoma City, OK show the last of June. Gypsy took Best Bred by on Thursday! and Reserve two days. Bo took home Best Owner Handler on the 28th.
We will be attending the International Dog Show in Ft Worth on Aug 18-19 with Ivy, Suzy and Gypsy.
We came home with 3 International Champions! Suzy won Best in Open Class 2X. Ivy won Best in Open Class 2X. Gypsy won Best in Bred By Exhibitor Class 1X
Dolly started her show career with a bang! In Ft Worth, her first show, she overcame her fear and performed well. In Claremore, the next weekend she brought home a 4 point major! Then in Grove, she brought home 4 more points by winning 2 points each day that she took WB! And then in Fayetteville, under a different handler, she brought home WB and BOW both days! She's headed to Marshall, TX this coming weekend! (first weekend in May, 2019!)
Sampson and me
Emily with Macy
my sister, Patty with Sasha from Onyx X Sam litter