My third National this year (went to Belgians and Cardis in April). The PyrShep National was held in conjunction with a big all breed show in my area, a show I always go to anyway so it is very convenient! I've actually been to several PyrShep Nationals but this is the first one I've been a PyrShep owner for While I would have loved for Savvy to be ready for Rally or Agility, he wasn't so we did conformation. He went in twice - once for Puppy Sweepstakes and once for the regular 12-18 class. I did not have high expectations for him in conformation because he's big and half way between a smooth and a rough face but he won his Puppy sweeps class...and $11! The Sweeps judge was extremely amused by his antics because he kept obsessively trying to jump onto the table again and again... and succeeded on our way to get the ribbon. She called him "Mr Athletic" We didn't do as well in the regular class. By that time it was in the 90s and Savvy was very hot, so he wasn't quite as funny as his first class. He still attempted multiple table launches though. By far, he thinks the whole point of going into the conformation ring is launching on and off of the table. I also put Savvy in the TCQ, which is a PyrShep specific temperament evaluation based on the temperament test for the breed in France. This test is basically an anti-CGC test LOL. Dogs should be standoffish of strangers, can be barky for certain things, should be agitated at you leaving them and very joyful at your return. Savvy did excellent on the test and had the second highest score (19 out of 20, one dog had 20 out of 20). He only didn't get a perfect score because he was too friendly during the stranger portion. This is the test for anyone interested in seeing what is considered ideal for the breed: http://www.pyrshepclub.com/documents/tdcomportment.pdf Some photos...more to come I'm sure: Savvy waiting his turn for the TCQ: Another dog waiting for the TCQ: Extremely cute SF merle girl during the TCQ: More dogs waiting for the TCQ: This guy is a relative of Savvy's and I think you can really tell! He is more than a half sibling of Savvy's mom: This guy is a son of one of my fave PyrSheps, he's the dog who received a perfect score on the TCQ and also got his RN this weekend. And he's only been with his new owner since Feb or March!