Performance competition is an important and special part of Nationals Week. Be amazed by what our Cavaliers can do! Join us, either to participate in obedience and rally competitions, or simply to cheer on those who are striving for excellence in these performance events. Huge congratulations to our 2017 Combined High In Trial I & II winner, Mike Bode (pictured).
Obedience and Rally Trial I
Judge: Ms. Elizabeth "Tibby" Chase
Obedience and Rally Trial II
Judge: Ms. Donna J. Blews-Pappas
Ms. Donna J. Blews-Pappas
Donna became involved with dogs back in 1975 with the purchase of her first dog. Joining an AKC Dog Training Club, she became an active member. Purchasing another American Eskimo dog, Donna was bit by the show bug. At the time the American Eskimo was not recognized by AKC so she earned her Obedience titles through New England Obedience News which offered titles for All American dogs.
Eventually the American Eskimo was recognized by AKC and this put Donna on the path of earning her AKC obedience titles. Long time judge, Roger Gagnon, encouraged Donna to apply for her obedience judges license. Eventually Donna gave in to his suggestion and applied for her license. Approved to judge all obedience classes, as well as Rally, Donna enjoys her time judging for the different clubs in the area, and meeting the exhibitors who show their dogs.