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Clancy’s Meet the Breed Westminster Dog Show Weekend in NYC

14 Feb
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Clancy in the Big Apple!

New York has gone to the dogs!  Well, just until tonight when the Westminster Kennel Club dog show concludes.

This past weekend, Clancy and I volunteered to help introduce Keeshonden to hundreds, maybe thousands, of people who went to the “AKC Meet and Compete” event at Pier 92 in New York City..  Oh what a fun event for animal lovers!  It is part of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show festivities leading up to what many would consider to be the most highly regarded dog show in the country.  Each AKC recognized dog breed has a booth where the public can “Meet the Breed” and ask questions to the knowledgeable volunteers that are passionate about the dogs (and cats…  yes all the cat breeds were there!) they love.

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Clancy making friends with a giant Beagle at the Meet the Breed event.

As Keeshond owners likely know, you can’t make it far in public with your Kees without being stopped by people in awe.  “What kind of dog iiiis that?!?”  (Us Kees lovers don’t mind at all…  we can never get tired of talking about how awesome our dogs are!)  It began for Clancy and I about 3 blocks from the piers in Manhattan.

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Stacie & Clancy capturing a moment at our Meet the Breed booth station

We finally made it to the Keeshond Meet The Breed booth to help give other volunteers and their dogs a break from the adoring public.  So so so many people were there, despite a recent snowstorm in the city!  The AKC must have done a great job marketing the event.

 

The Keeshond booth was quite popular with people 3 rows deep crowded around to see what is likely the fluffiest dog breed there is.  Many commented on the the Keesie “smile” and were charmed by their sweet, social temperament.  Clancy also was happy to do some tricks to demonstrate the intelligence and love for treats the Kees inhibit.  Video of Clancy doing some tricks at Meet the Breed booth  (<–Please pardon the poor jumpy videography!)

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Clancy being one of the Keeshond ambassadors at the Keeshond “Meet the Breed” booth

Though we had little time to talk to each other, it was great being with other Keeshond lovers behind the booth.  If you have a good representative of a pure-bred dog that loves people and is conditioned for a crowded high-energy crazy environment, I highly recommend reaching out to your breed’s parent club and asking if you can take part in a Meet the Breed event.  It is rewarding to educate so many about the wonderful (and not so wonderful) qualities of the breed that captured your heart so those considering getting a dog, may make an informed decision on what breed is right for them.

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We spent much of the day at our booth, and unfortunately, the weather was really crumby the next day, so Clancy and I didn’t get to do much in New York City this time.

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My Smiling Dutchman on Pier 92.

He was really exhausted after the day’s activities anyway.  We do look forward to returning next year to do it again and hopefully have some fun together in the city.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to stay to watch the big show…  The Westminster Kennel Club dog show was on Monday and Tuesday.  However, Clancy did “make an appearance” on TV during the first night of the televised show.  Here’s a clip of his tweet confusing the host:  https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FClancyFluffyDogTricks%2Fvideos%2F1028682120569142%2F&show_text=0&width=560” target=”_blank”>Video of Clancy “the fluffy Boxer” tweet aired on Westminster

Have fun watching Westminster and cheering on your favorite breed!  Also, be sure to let the champion of your heart know how much he/she is loved today!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Clancy and his valentine, “Pepper” the cat

 

 

Goodbye 2016, It’s been an adventure

31 Dec

2016 has been an exciting year for Clancy!

From our first real TV appearance, to qualifying for the RAE Class at the AKC Rally Nationals, achieving our Rally Advanced Excellent obedience title at the Keeshond Club of America National in Colorado, finishing as the top Keeshond in AKC Rally, to doing trick shows, creating lots of smiles through therapy dog visits, and having fun with dock diving, Clancy and I had a great 2016.

We will share pics of how our year went soon.   We’ve been so busy, so apologies for not being able to blog much this year.  We’ll see what 2017 brings!

For now, we’d like to wish everyone a happy, successful and healthy New Year!

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Happy Birthday, Clancy, the Fluffy Trick Dog!

30 Apr

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Fancy Chief Clancy!!!  So hard to believe that he is already 5 years old!

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Clancy has already brought so much fun and joy to thousands…  (yes, thousands!) of people during the 5 years of his existence.  We, and I hope you, look forward to the adventures, fun and joy yet to come for the next 10+ years.

I’ve had the blessing of knowing Clancy since he was just 10 days old…  when I met his breeder for the first time.  I had the treasured opportunity of visiting him on almost a weekly basis as he grew up to be old enough to take home.

Please enjoy this brief photo album on Clancy’s Facebook page of Clancy growing up to be the wonderful, talented and handsome Keeshond that he is today by clicking on this link:   “Clancy Growing Up” photo album on his Facebook page

Clancy and I have a lot of things coming up that we have been training for.  We will be active on this blog again once things calm down.  We have some big trials coming up and are hoping to achieve new titles in Obedience and in Rally before the end of May.  In the meantime, please follow Clancy on his Facebook page to see regular updates including the fun pics/videos on #TrickTuesday and #ThrowbackThursday. 

Here’s a quick slideshow of how Clancy spent his birthday…  at a Keeshond club meeting, going swimming, going for a walk in the park by the lake, playing at the dog park, having special treats and dinner, opening presents and playing with some favorite toys.  Happy 5th birthday, ALCH RO3 UJJ Beasley’s Fancy Chief Clancy CDX RE CGCA DJ THD    ❤

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Clancy to be on TV & Introducing www.FluffyDogTricks.com

26 Jan

Two big announcements for you!  We are excited to announce that Clancy will be featured live in a segment on “Good Morning Washington” on News Channel 8 Washington, DC tomorrow (Jan. 28) at 9:15 am EST.  Also, we are excited to announce that Clancy has a new website featuring his dog trick videos:  www.FluffyDogTricks.com and Clancy now has his own Facebook page: Like Clancy on Facebook – Clancy, the fluffy trick dog – Keeshond

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Clancy, sporting a Washington Capitals winter hat, tries to help clear away nearly 2 feet of snow.

During the big dig out after the Blizzard of 2016 in the Washington, DC area, I recorded a quick video of Clancy’s newest dog trick, “snow plow”, which the folks at WJLA- ABC 7 News took a liking to.  They shared it on their news program and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wjlatv/videos/vb.60987623733/10153914886248734/?type=2&theater

We are now booked to do a 3 – 5 minute segment on “Good Morning Washington” to demonstrate his snow shovel trick live along with a few other tricks.  If you live in the DC area, set your DVR for News Channel 8 (WJLA 7 ABC news affiliate) for our 9:15 am segment on Thursday, Jan. 28.  If you don’t live in the area, look for us online!  Once the live segment airs, they will post to wjla.com within 1 to 3 business days.

We love our Kees of Dogs Delight blog fan base and will continue to publish the variety of videos/photos/articles/announcements here.  I recently created www.FluffyDogTricks.com for the ease of directing the numerous people that crosses Clancy’s path who would love to just see Clancy’s tricks.  As Keeshond lovers know, it isn’t easy to explain the breed name…  and it’s a lot easier for people to remember to look up Fluffy Dog Tricks instead.  So, there you will find Clancy’s dog trick videos in one place and we’ll also post tricks in progress so you can see, as smart as Clancy is, teaching a new trick usually doesn’t happen overnight.  (I do admit that it only took about 10 minutes to teach Clancy the “snow plow” trick seen below, but other tricks we’ve been working on for a long long time.)  I look forward to writing that blog post on dog tricks that I promised!

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Clancy the Keeshond … the snow shoveling dog!

In case you miss it, I’ll post the link to our segment on GMW next week.  🙂  Hope everyone is enjoying the snow with their dog!

~ Be Your Dog’s Best Friend ~ S.S.B.

 

 

 

Clancy’s Busy Dog Days of Summer – Winery, Tricks, NYC & more!

30 Sep

From the winery to “taking the plunge” in the Chesapeake Bay to being at the library listening to children read books to dock diving to obedience trials to visiting New York City to visiting patients at the hospital  to winning a dog trick contest to spending time with beloved family from near and far, Clancy the Keeshond (and I) have had a very busy past couple of months.  Check out some “snapshots” of Clancy’s summer below!  Then, please remember to check back in a couple of weeks when we share our experiences and encouragement of doing therapy dog work in a new blog post!

Clancy through the grape vine! Clancy enjoyed the K9s in the Vines wine tasting animal rescue fundraiser event this summer.

Clancy through the grape vine! Clancy enjoyed the K9s in the Vines wine tasting animal rescue fundraiser event this late summer.

“Bang-Bang!” Clancy won the Dog Trick contest at the K9s in the Vines dog fundraiser event, followed by fellow trick dog friends Aria and Amelia.

Clancy in his therapy dog role at the library. He provided a friendly, furry and non-judgmental ear to children helping them with their reading skills.

Clancy in his therapy dog role at the library. He provided a friendly, furry and non-judgmental ear to children helping them with their reading skills.

Clancy in the Big Apple! Clancy traveled to New York City for the day.

Clancy in the Big Apple! Clancy traveled to New York City for the day.

We tried for our second leg of our CDX Obedience title, but NQ'd due to a failure to drop on recall. (We try again this coming weekend!)

Last month, we tried for our second leg of our CDX Obedience title, but NQ’d (didn’t qualify) due to a failure to drop on recall. That’s okay, we try again this coming weekend and hope to achieve our title the following weekend!

Who do you think was the fluffiest dog in the Chesapeake Bay doing the SPCA

Who do you think was the fluffiest dog in the Chesapeake Bay doing the SPCA “Puppy Plunge” fundraiser event held in August?

Clancy created many smiles with his trick performances during his therapy dog visits and at a child's birthday party over the late summer.

Clancy created many smiles with his trick performances during therapy dog visits and also recently at a child’s birthday party .

In August, Clancy qualified for more legs towards his next dock diving title!

In August, Clancy qualified for more legs towards his next dock diving title!

We look forward to sharing many of these experiences more in detail in future blog posts to hopefully encourage others to seek out and do more activities with their dog.  Coming soon:  A new blog post to share our experiences and encouragement of doing therapy dog work!  We’re also working on a new blog post on dog tricks!  

Be your dog’s best friend! ~ SSB

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