Show Brags

In the Show Ring

“The Bergamasco’s characteristic gait is not always correctly evaluated in the show ring. As a result, handlers with little experience with this breed may show their dogs “strung up in the lead”, forcing them to raise their heads too high and to produce a high stepping gait.

While more dramatic, this gait is completely unnatural for the Bergamasco Sheepdog. It is important that the Bergamasco’s neck not be too long and that the head not be carried high during movement. In addition, the Bergamasco always works behind the shepherd to watch any hand gesture. Therefore, the correct presentation of a Bergamasco in movement should be with loose lead, a regular and calm speed, feet close to the ground, with the dog side by side or slightly behind the handler, both at the breed or group level. The only gait acceptable in the show ring is a sustained trot!

Because the coat can hide flaws or give the appearance of a flaw that is not there, it is important for a
thorough exam by the judge. For example, the topline may not appear straight because of variability in the coat. Alternatively, the coat may give the appearance of a straight topline in a dog with a flawed topline. True evaluation in the ring should be done during the exam and all parts of the dog should be felt for correctness.

Topline should be straight while trotting. A roaching topline during movement is due to faulty structure and should not be awarded in the ring!”

GCH Whope — Best of Breed at Westminster 2/13/2017

See the Westminster 2017 page for more photos and video.

Whope - Best of Breed - Westminster 2017

Whope gets her Second Group Placement at the Boardwalk Show in Wildwood NJ


Whope on the move at the Phila National Show

(Click to play videos)

Miss Whope Gets Her FIRST Group 2 Placement

Miss Whope

Excited to Announce Vito Dell Albera Silver Pastori
— FCI international Beauty Champion

– Owned by Michael Sing

Miss Bayou gets her first Group Three – July 2016

Miss Bayou

Miss Whope — The Number One Bergamasco in the Country
Best of Breed at the Phila National Show

Number One Bergamasco

We have a New Champion
AKC, UKC , Zucco dell Albera Silver Pastori
Congratulations Staci & Jane

New Champion

AKC GC Whope Gets a Group 4

Whope Group 4

Congrats Miss Whope — New AKC Grand Champion, New UKC Champion

Miss Whope

Tinia is a New AKC Grand Champion
in Wild Wood, New Jersey – 2 April 2016

Tinia - Grand Champion

Whope gets her first Group Three
in Wild Wood, New Jersey – 2 April 2016

Whope Group 3 Whope Group 3

Westminster Highlights – 15 February 2016
AKC Champions Pandia, Tinia with daughter Whope Attend Westminster For the First Time

(Click to enlarge photos)

Fun with Whope & Pandia – 16 January 2016

AKC Champion Tinia dell Albera Silver Pastori

AKC Champion Tinia

Pandia Goes to the National Dog Show, November 26, 2015
— Aired ThanksGiving Day on NBC

Read more at: — Breeds to Watch at the 2015 National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day

Watch the Video here:
Pandia at the National Dog Show
Pandia at the National Dog Show
Pandia at the National Dog Show

Miss Whope — New AKC Champion

Miss Whope AKC Champion
Miss Whope AKC Champion