Outlook golden for dog show
BY JEFF NACHTIGAL, Californian staff writer
By 8 a.m. on Saturday, Marjorie Blake will be ringside at the Kern County Fairgrounds, ready to show the first of her four golden retrievers. Based on his previous triumphs, Blake’s 2-year-old champion Summit will be one of the final goldens to take his turn around the ring.
Of all the dogs she has raised over the years, Blake says Summit may be her best.
For Blake, it will be her 25th year showing dogs, including annual trips to New York for the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. For 2-year-old Summit, the show will be another step toward a possible No. 1 national rating in the special class reserved for champion dogs.