When their National Specialty show was cancelled due to COVID-19 the amazing Icelandic Sheepdog community brought together owners from around the world to celebrate their beloved breed! Their humorous, fun-filled approach is truly inspiring.
The Corona-tine Virtual International Icelandic Sheepdog Show was imagined by owners at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to bring a sense of frivolity and cheer to their canine community. Done in the best tradition of backyard dog shows we held as kids while channeling Saturday Night Live, we hope this provides a welcome distraction from the stress surrounding all of us. Everyone showed in the Covid-19 Uniform of the day – pajamas!
With the help of AKC judge Kathy Madden and our Steward Cully Leck, of National Road Ribbon Awards, we have 130 entries from 9 countries. Our hostess “Kit Babbylon” aka Kris Maxfield, does a great job introducing our classes. Everyone showed in the Covid-19 Uniform of the day – pajamas! The event directly benefitted the National Icelandic Sheepdog Rescue Alliance, and folks gave generously beyond our minimum recommendation.
Many thanks to all those who stepped up to fund ribbon awards for everyone. Our eternal gratitude goes to AKC Judge Kathy Madden, who had a daunting task of not only judging all of our entries but also provided insightful commentary for each. We would also like to thank Cully Leck, who did double duty as our Ring Steward & Ribbon award designer.