2002 Bouvier National Specialty, Springfield, Ohio


Effective 11/4/02

Contact Information: Mike Jordan
Hillsboro, Oregon
503-693-7068
E-Mail: mjordan@europa.com

Note: All images are copyrighted by Michael Jordan and not to be used without permission. If any of these images are of you or your dog, I'll be happy to provide a copy of the images for your personal use. I will also be happy to provide copies of the images to any club newsletter as long as photo credits are given along with any owner and dog information (if known). Any questions about this, please e-mail or call me.


I have finished working on the more than 2000 pictures I took during the 2002 Bouvier Specialty, held at Springfield, Ohio from Oct 7 through Oct 13. Of these, I have put approximately 1200 up on this web site for viewing. Because of the number of pictures I took, you will see that these web images have had limited tweaking done to them as far as cropping and any color or level corrections. Since so many Bouviers seem to look alike, especially in activites like agility and herding, I tried to leave the person in the picture that was with the dog. This will give people a better chance to identify which dog was their's. Sometimes I only had a small part of the person, but if that was you, hopefully you will be able to recognize the cloths or shoes or hands enough to identify your dog. The pictures shown will be in the order I took them each day. I didn't get every dog but I did get at least a few shots of most of the Bouviers that showed (I did get some other breeds as well, but I haven't put them up here). Unfortunately, because of the lighting situation in the building (photography wise, it was very poor lighting and I don't use flash, which might distract or bother some dogs), I didn't take a lot of conformation or obedience pictures. I did attempt to take more obedience pictures on the 10th, even though they still came out a bit fuzzy from movement in the low light. Had I known of the interest in pictures taken during conformation, I would have taken more, even in the low light conditions. I have already made a note of that (as well as some other ideas) so I'll know better next year. My next task is to put together the image CDs that I promised a number of people. For those that are waiting, I haven't forgotten. But I don't mind an e-mail reminder just in case it has slipped my mind.

You will find the pictures broken down into the following days:

Oct 7 - Agility: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 7th.

Oct 8 - Agility: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 8th.

Oct 9 - Conformation: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 9th.
Note that these were taken in the show building with limited light. Because of this they are not going to be as sharp as most of the outdoor pictures were.

Oct 10 - Obedience: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 10th.
Note that these were taken in the show building with limited light. Because of this they are not going to be as sharp as most of the outdoor pictures were.

Oct 11 - Herding: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 11th.

Oct 12 - Herding: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 12th.

Oct 13 - Herding Instinct Testing: Click here to view pictures taken on Oct 13th.
Note, that because of the large number of pictures I took during the instinct testing (over 500), I did not do any adjustments to them at all, but just used my web page creater to convert all of them at one time. This means that in most cases, the images can be improved if I was to run them through Photoshop like I did most of the other days.

Carting Demonstations and Training Pictures: Click here to view pictures taken of Sue demonstrating and talking about her cart during the specialty. If you would like more information on carting with your Bouvier, you can contact Sue at: imchattin@aol.com

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or requests, please e-mail me at: mjordan@europa.com.  

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