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AKC dog show picture Samson Sings Hosanna wins Best Opposite Sex over specials at Pine Bluffs, Arkansas, AKC dog show Dr. Hungerland judging
Best of Opposite Sex dog show photograph Samson Sings Hosanna with Judge Dorothy Welsh, at Paducah, Kentucky AKC dog show
Dog show photograph AKC registered Afghan Hound Samson Sings Hosanna at Afghan Hound Club of California Specialty dogshow, Long Beach, California. Handler Rosemary Sutton, , judge Michelle Billings
Show dog photograph AKC registered Afghan Hound Samson Sings Hosanna places in Bred By Exhibitor class at Greater Detroit Afghan Hound Specialty show
8//3/2001 Jusge Georgiana Guthrie
Afghan Hound gaiting at Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty show 1999 dog show photo Samson Sings Hosanna at National inat Gray Summit, MO
Samson Sings Hosanna (March 28, 1995 - October 19, 2009)
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My First Showdog
Congratulations To Samson !
He has 13 pts - See his story below.
All points from Bred By Exhibitor Class!
February 1-3, 2002 in Atlanta, GA,
Sawnee Mtn KC - Judge Mrs. Jane Roppolo
Conyers KC - Judge Mr. Kenneth E. Miller
Lawrenceville KC - Judge Mrs. James Edward Clark
Samson won Bred By Exhibitor all 3 days over nice competition!
(Winners Dog & Reserve Winner's Dog won all three days by two top National Speicialty winning professional handlers)
Crab Orchard KC shows in Du Quinn, IL 10/13&14, 2001 Samson was RWD both days. At the same show, his grandaughter Ruby (sister of Major) won her class the first day against a VERY NICE puppy who was Best Puppy at the Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty just a few weeks later!
8/31/2001 Samson placed 3rd in a large Bred By Exhibitor class at Afghan Hound Club of Greater Detroit Specialty Show!
Judge was Geogiana Guthrie. At the same show, his son Moses placed 4th in BBE with 14 year old Edwin Farley handling, and his other son Joshua placed 1st in American Bred with 13 year old Rose Farley handling.
Long Beach CA 6/29/01 - Afghan Hound Club of California Specialty show- 4th place American Bred class - Rosemary Sutton handling. At same show, his grandson, 'Major', Hosanna Man of War, placed 4th in a HUGE puppy class with TOP competition (Major's Show Photo) ~~~ 6/30/01 Samson 4th place in a large Bred By Exhibitor class with Michael Canalizo judging at Western Hound Association Specialty. Michael said to us, 'Very nice!' We defeated the Group placing brother of the current #1 Afghan Hound, among others! : )
Also, Samson participated in Junior Handling at the Long Beach, CA cluster shows with 10 year old, Richard Farley.
11/7/2000 ~ 4rd Place in American Bred Class
Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty!
Judge Mrs. Jan Rietal ~ Handled by Breeder/Owner
1 Point 6/10/00 WD, BOS at Paducah KC, KY & his son, Moses was RWD at the same show! Judge Mrs. Dorothy Welsh
2 Points 5/7/00 WD at Classic City KC, Farmington GA
HOUND SPECIALIST Judge Mrs. Audrey M Benbow
3/19/00 Best Bred By Exhibitor at the
Louisville KC. ~ Judge was B. F. Heller.
First BOS Over a Special! 1 Point 2/6/00,
(SHOW PICTURE) was WD & BOS at the Pine Bluff, Arkansas shows Judge Dr. J. Hungerland. AFGHAN HOUND BREEDER JUDGE BETTY STITES HAD GIVEN THIS SAME SPECIAL A 5 POINT MAJOR AT MEMPHIS SPECIALTY JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE!
1 Point 9/6/99 WD, and BOW Mid Kentucky KC
His 9 month old daughter, Hosanna Precious Gift
was WB & BOS at same & her very first show.
Judge was Mr. Frank Sabella. Of Samson, he said, 'Very handsom dog!'
1 Point 9/5/99 WD & BOW at Louisville KC!
Judge was Dr. Nina P. Ross.
From 5/8/99-6/26/99 Samson won 6 of the 7 shows
IN A ROW he was in (and 1 Reserve),
1 Point - 6/26/99 WD, BOS Central Maine KC
SAMSON's SHOW PIC Judge Mr. R W Taylor
& at the same show, sister Delilah Sings Hosanna
WB, BOW & BOB!
1 Point - 6/13 WD - Harrisonburg, VA Judge Mr. H M Yost
2 points - 6/12/99 WD - Shennandoa KC
Fishersville, VA, Judge Mr. C. P. Herendeen
RWD - 6/11/99 Skyline KC - Fishersville, VA
Judge Col. Wally Pede, & Hosanna's Precious Gift
(Samson's daughter) won Group IV at Puppy Match
1 Point - 5/15/99 WD & BOW Rolla KC, Missouri
SHOW PHOTO Judge Mr S J Hubbell
Mid Kentucky KC Judge Mrs M. C. Spacht!
RWD - 5/2//99 Ozarks KC, MO Judge Dr. Gerda Maria Kennedy
RWD - 5/1/99 Tri-State KC, Missouri Judge Mr Kent H. Delaney
3/21/99 3rd BBE Louisville KC, Kentucky
Judge Mrs Barbara Dempsey Alderman
3/20/99 3rd BBE Evansville KC, Kentucky
Judge Mrs Jan Reital
(1st show in almost 2 yrs, Samson was 4 yrs old then)
Evansville KC (3/20/99) was the first time in almost two years I had taken Samson to a show. He crashed through a fence as a youngster and injured his head (damaged the growth plates). His muzzle didn't grow out correctly, and his face is pushed in and crooked, also he is 'old fashioned' looking - though he is otherwise EXCELLENT. I decided to show him at these Louisville shows 'just for fun', and had SO much fun with him - he REALLY LOVES to show - decided to continue showing him even though I didn't think he could ever win. I cried all over the judge when he won his first AKC Championship point. And LOOK at what he has done! God Bless YOU Mrs. Marilyn Spacht - and ALL these judges - for looking past his obvious minor faults (due to INJURY) and noticing what a truly wonderful boy he is! He is from our very first home bred litter, and my very first 'show dog', so, YES, these are all 'novice brags' here. I don't know if he will finish, given his handicaps, but I WILL NOT give up on this boy again. Look for him at the shows - he is quite the ham, and loves attention! Even if he doesn't ever finish his Championship, the excellence of the competition he defeats on a regular basis under a variety of judges proves what excellent quality he IS. NOTE:SAMSON IS RETIRED NOW, AS HE BROKE HIS CANINE TOOTH. He's still a big ham, so watch for him at Veteran's Parades at Specialty shows in the next year or two.Lynda R. Farley, Samson's Breeder/Owner/Novice Handler
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