At two years old, Petie's and Poppy's son, Jabberwock Sam Adams, in his first two shows, had won four points under respected breeder-judge, Lydia Hutchinson (MD), and five points under judge Janet Lobb (ON). His awards at the Land O' Lakes shows in January, 2009, in St. Paul, from two additional judges, including puppy-selection author, Pat Hastings, awarded Sam five more points of the 15 he needed for his championship. On 9 January, 2010, judge Virgina Lyne (British Columbia) awarded Sam his WD and Best-of-Winners for yet another four-point major win. He is now a US champion and addressed at home as "Your Grace."
Jabberwock Cairns are groomed regularly and walked 1 1/2 to 2 miles per day (one mile in -30F weather) in our neighborhood and along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. They receive regular health checks and minimal inoculations from our general practice vets and annual ophthalmologic exams with Dennis Olivero, DVM, ACVO, in St. Louis Park, MN
Sam's sister, Annie
At the Su-Mac Club specialty in June, 2008, Annie was judge Peggy Beisel McIlwaine's winner in the 6-9 month-old class.
In Sam's August, 2008, show, Annie was judge Janet Lobb's reserve-to-winner's female.
Jabberwock Little Sure Shot
Remembering our gallant and happy
American and Canadian Champion Dodger [who with renal dysplasia left us too young (2002-8]. Kitchener-Waterloo 2003.
Judge Janet Lobb (ON) (5-point major win):
Terrier breeder-handler, mentored by Lydia Hutchinson
Judge Virginia Lyne (BC) (4-point major win):
Known for her seminars on terrier "Form and Function"
Judge Pat Hastings (OR) (3-point major win):
Author of Pup Selection Books and Videos
Judge Lydia Hutchinson (MD) (4-point major win):
Over 50 years' experience breeding, showing, and judging
purebred Cairn Terriers
American Champion Jabberwock Sam Adams!
It's not just the points, but the quality of judging.
These judges judge the dog, not just its grooming:
Annie's and Sam's dam, "Poppy":
Our dear Jabberwock Brillig (1999-2010)
She loved to show, and, even at CTCA standard size, won her CTCA goblet under judge Keke Kahn (2001).