G.K.'s Latest Prizes!

Posted by Francesca

I’m sure you’re all wondering how G.K. fared at the latest dog shows he attended.  The answer is, splendidly!  Not only did he win best of class for males and females, he also beat six champions to win the Breed, and get a four-point major to become an American Kennel Club champion!  Plus, he was bumped up, which means that he’ll no longer be shown in the classes anymore, but will be shown with other champions, who are called ‘specials.’  We also heard that a judge told Jan that G.K. is such a magnificent representative for the breed of Chow Chow!  But, we already knew that!

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Francesca, it seems like such a long time since we've seen our brother, G.K.!  When do you suppose Karen and Jan will be bringing him home to the farm?

1 Francesca, it seems like such a long time since we've seen our brother, G.K.! When do you suppose Karen and Jan will be bringing him home to the farm?

Wait, Sharkey!  Is that them entering through the gate now?  Is  the champion finally back from his dog show victories?

2 Wait, Sharkey! Is that them entering through the gate now? Is the champion finally back from his dog show victories?

Francesca!  Sharkey!  I missed you both so very much!  I can't wait to tell you all about the shows!  What do you think of this impressive lineup of ribbons?

3 Francesca! Sharkey! I missed you both so very much! I can't wait to tell you all about the shows! What do you think of this impressive lineup of ribbons?

We went to a few shows this last time out.  It seems that I really have the knack for show life.  Jan and I always keep our composure in the ring.

4 We went to a few shows this last time out. It seems that I really have the knack for show life. Jan and I always keep our composure in the ring.

Some dogs don't like being in the ring, but I love all the attention!  It makes me very proud to be a Chow Chow and to live up to the legacy of my family!

5 Some dogs don't like being in the ring, but I love all the attention! It makes me very proud to be a Chow Chow and to live up to the legacy of my family!

It can be very nerve wracking waiting for the judges' decisions, but Jan and I remain cool as cucumbers!

6 It can be very nerve wracking waiting for the judges' decisions, but Jan and I remain cool as cucumbers!

Jan also showed a couple other dogs.  One was a ruby-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named as such because of their popularity with King Charles and other nobles from the 16th century.

7 Jan also showed a couple other dogs. One was a ruby-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named as such because of their popularity with King Charles and other nobles from the 16th century.

I should also tell you that being on the road is fun!  My cousin, Trinity and I stayed in the same hotel room, so I was never lonely!

8 I should also tell you that being on the road is fun! My cousin, Trinity and I stayed in the same hotel room, so I was never lonely!

My dear father, Maddox, gave me his favorite toy, Mr. Bubbles, to keep me company, as well.

9 My dear father, Maddox, gave me his favorite toy, Mr. Bubbles, to keep me company, as well.

At the end of each show day, I was exhausted!  I was looking forward to getting back home for a while!

10 At the end of each show day, I was exhausted! I was looking forward to getting back home for a while!

Wow, G.K.!  It sure sounds like quite an adventure!  Sharkey, can you believe all of these ribbons?

11 Wow, G.K.! It sure sounds like quite an adventure! Sharkey, can you believe all of these ribbons?

Best of Breed from the South Windsor Kennel Club in West Springfield Massachusetts!

12 Best of Breed from the South Windsor Kennel Club in West Springfield Massachusetts!

Plus, the New American Kennel Club Title Winner!

13 Plus, the New American Kennel Club Title Winner!

Just look at all of these winning ribbons!  G.K., you're really on your way to the top!  Sharkey and I are so proud of you!

14 Just look at all of these winning ribbons! G.K., you're really on your way to the top! Sharkey and I are so proud of you!

Comments (18)

  • Hello Ladies & Champion G.K.,
    Not only are the girls proud of their brother, but dude I am proud of my buddy. It does look like a lot of hard work, but a lot of attention too. My favorite photo is #8. You look like the next thing is jumping like kids on the bed. Everyone missed you over Thanksgiving. There was a show on t,v,I wonder if that was the one you were in. Your fur looks really nice. Karen must take really good care of you. I saw you today with the girls on Mama Martha's show. Franny, that spa for the paws looks nice. Mom wants to get me one of the jackets with the hood and the dog version of the cat bed. I love digging under blankets and hiding. A cave for a bed would be cool. I am sooo glad I saw that before I wrote my letter to Santa. Have a great day all.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • wow..G.K. you are a truly a special chow..I am impressed..congratulations from the cattle dogs...over and out, cora-belle

  • Yes, yes yes!!!!
    That's my boy. You did extremely well son.
    People are calling me, texting me and emailing
    me congratulating me for your success. I am sure
    they are doing the same for your mother Eden
    and for Martha, Karen, Kathi and Jan as well
    Keep it up GK. One more thing, take care of
    my Mr, Bubbles. Hehehehehe
    Love you with all my heart,
    your dad Maddox
    PS - congrats to your sister Harlow for her win
    as well

  • Hi Everyone, Trinity here. GK does so good at the shows. He is a super cousin. And he likes to show, I can tell. I love him. When we are back at the motel, he plays with me. I like to play. I am a bit like Zoe, I am, shall I say, inquisitive. Karen says I am the female version of Dennis the Menace in fur but that I am very cute. I can't wait to see GK again. Francesca, thank you for posting about my cousin cause I am glad that everyone can see that he really enjoys what he is doing.
    Love and kisses,
    Trinity

  • My Collie Shadow has a Mr. Bubbles . he loves yo make him "talk". drives his sister crazy:)

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    When I look at all those ribbons I can’t keep from envying you just a little. But when I think of myself, and others here on the Daily Wag, I know that we are all champions in someone‘s heart. We don’t need ribbons to tell us we are. Just as you, GK, don’t need ribbons to tell you you’re a champion. Congratulations GK for a job well done; keep them coming we all enjoy your success. Well the rain has stopped for now and cooler weather has arrived, yyeessss. Snow in Alabama but it won’t reach me here; darn. Time to catch a nap before the Martha Show. Wouldn’t want to miss anyone who shows up unannounced.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Dearest Franny, thank you so much for posting this beautiful blog about handsome Champion Ghenghis Khan! These photos are so much fun to look at again and again! G.K. you are a very special fellow who has the best family anyone could ask for! Father Maddox and great grandfather Paw Paw and mother Eden, you must be so proud of him! Can't wait to see your next events, but how happy you must be to be back home with your marvelous family at the Bedford farm! It was so much fun to see all three of you beauties and the kitty on Martha's TV Show yesterday! Martha sure does love all of you, doesn't she!!!!!!!! My Mom and I love all of you, too! Sure hope everyone has a great day! Love. Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello F & S,
    You should be so proud of you brother GK. He is a "SPECIAL" boy!! He makes my job easy!! I always said it was an HONOR to hold your father Maddox's lead. I have to say the same for you GK......It is an Honor and Pleasure to be part of your show career...I am loving every minute of it..You are truly amazing!!
    Love you all,
    Jan

  • Good morning,
    The pictures of you girls waiting for GK are priceless. He looks so handsome standing over his ribbons in photo #3. And photo #9 is so adorable. I love when he tilts his head like that. Maddox does that too. Congratulations to all involved. Job well done GK.
    Jean

  • INDEED ‘specials’! Wow wonderful that G.K. is such a magnificent representative for the breed of Chows! Jan and Karen you are also magnificent representations of a show handler and breeder...oh yes lets not forget daddy Maddox! Kudos ;)
    Love the photos and those gorgeous ribbons!
    ~delia & Kitty

  • G.K.

    Congrats on becoming a champion and so quickly. I too was at the West Springfield shows and won Winners Dog and Best Opposite Sex. I thought that was your group of chows there. There were only a few Lhasas at the show this time. Hope to see you again on the show trail.

  • Pretty amazing there G.K. that in such a short time you are racking up award after award. I am so impressed by what you are doing big boy. Franny and Sharkey, the two of you waiting for G.K. is so sweet. I know you are so proud of him.

    "Party like a rock star" is what I think about looking at photos 8, 9, and 10. Did you and Trinity "trash" the room after your victories? :wink: Any chance we may get a photo of proud Mama Eden? Karen and Jan, you two are doing a great job. Team G.K. all the way! :smile:

  • Hey Martha, My name is Rachel Dublin i am age 19 in the 11th grade and I have a disability/special needs called autism I live in Myrtle Beach SC with my mom, stepdad Don, golden retriever Cody age 6 May 8 is his birthday and rabbit Zoey age 1 December 16 is her birthday. I sure do love dogs your dogs Francesca and Sharkey are so adorable and on I day my mom, dog Cody and I would like to meet you and your 2 dogs!

  • Hello,
    Sir Kirby, you were at the same show .
    You should have come and introduced yourself at
    the shows. It would have been very nice to meet you.
    I wonder what little Zoe is up too. I hope her dad has
    the energy to keep up with her. It was so nice to
    get to see how many of you are so supportive of GK
    and I agree, you are all champions at what you do. It just
    so happens that GK gets ribbons for what he does. Maybe
    Martha could have you regulars on her show one day and
    present you a with Special Champion ribbons. That would
    be something, The Daily Wag Blogger Day.
    GK you brought tears to my eyes when I saw you in
    the Group ring this past weekend, knowing that you were the
    one chosen three out of the four days to represent
    the chow breed. You did the breed proud.
    Love to all,
    Karen

  • Wow, Gk you are handsome awesome cute and quite the show dog. Yes, like I said b4 you and Jan are the dynamic duo. What a team!!!!! The buzz is out about the both of you!!!!!

    Keep it up the judges are talking about how wonderful the both of you are,

    Dawn

  • Hey boyfriend!!!

    You are a true champion!!! It is so nice your dad gave you his toy. My uncle takes all MY toys!!! You have a very impressive stack dude. You look great w/ MY Jan. I love your ribbons very very cool. I bet your mom is so happy!!!

    Your girl,
    Jerz

  • Congratulations Son, I am so proud of you !!! I knew you would finish quickly being so handsome..Your sister Harlow has not stopped talking about how thrilled she was to have seen you again and what an honor it was to stand beside you as Best opposite sex to your Best of Breed !! Keep up the good work..hugs and belly rubs !!
    Love Momma Eden

  • That would be fun to have fans of the Daily Wag on Martha's show. Is GK going to go for his Grand Championship? Maybe we'll see him at future shows and I'll make sure I stop by to say hi.

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