2016 AKC National Obedience Championship
#1 Labrador Retriever at the National, is a puppy out of our own Zingers Warrior Princess (Zena) The dog is owned, by Evelynn and John Schmidt,OTCh Zingin' Southern Comfort JH ** ("Caledonia")
The Story of Callie
Callie earned her first points towards her obedience championship in March and completed that title by October. That's the fastest I have ever completed an OTCh title, and she is my 6th one. She also earned a perfect score in the hardest class along the way. Right after she finished, I fell and broke my arm near the shoulder, so we were out of commission for several months while that healed. I was determined to be rehabbed, though, because we were one of 8 Labs invited to the National Obedience Championship, held in Tulsa, this past March. There were 134 dogs entered from all over the country, and Goldens, Border Collies, and Labs were the most represented. We went and not only had a fabulous time, we placed third! Then when we got home, we showed locally, and she earned another perfect score, only the second perfect score that judge had ever awarded. And last weekend in Colorado, she won enough points to complete her second championship. Whew! She is on fire. What a fun girl she is.