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Ring Patterns: A look back at November 2016

It was Sweet Home Alabama for specialties in November
There were eight specialty shows held in three states during November: Alabama, Hawaii and New York. The Alabama specialties represented half of the specialties for the month. The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Birmingham pulled the largest entry with 50 entries for Judge Glen Stark of Canada. Judges Brenda Miramon and Carol White-Moser tied for judging the most entries at specialties this month with 41 at each of their shows in Alabama. Linda More judged the only designated specialty at the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Birmingham on Sunday, November 13, which was the last specialty at The Cotton Cluster in Decatur, Alabama.

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Judge (initial breed if other than Shelties) or Country Total Entries Total Competitors State Specialty Show Date Approved to Judge Shelties

Obedience Accomplishments
November had four obedience awards during the month, including two Highest Scoring Dog in Regular Classes and two Highest Combined Score in OB and UA/UB.

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Herding Group placements robust in November
There were 30 Herding Group placements awarded in November which included two Group 1 awards under judges Donovan Thompson (Briards) and Merle Taylor (Scottish Terriers). The breakdown of placements were as follows: seven Group 2 awards, eight Group 3 awards and 13 Group 4 awards.

The number 206 represents the month's largest Group in which a sheltie placed -- third to a class dog (BBE) under Larry Adams (Pembroke Welsh Corgis) at Central Ohio Kennel Club on November 20 in Columbus, Ohio.

Two Reserve Best Owner-Handled in Show this month
Herding Group judges placed shelties 21 times in the American Kennel Club National Owner-Handled Series, including two Reserve Best Owner-Handled in Show awards under judges Sue Bownds (Australia) and Linda More (Shelties). Out of those 21 total placements, eight were Group 1 awards.

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