Show

It has been a long road to breed recognition with AKC. Prior to full AKC recognition, we were able to show the Bergamasco as a Foundation Stock Service breed in Miscellaneous class. In January of 2015 the Bergamasco Sheepdog became a fully recognized breed. 

Because we are advocates and educators, it is important that we also show our dogs in AKC events. We are now part of a community that wishes to support the breed in health, conformation and temperament. By bringing our dogs to shows we can educate the public and the judges about this complex breed. As an AKC judge educator, I am available for seminars, tutoring and mentoring. Because we are a relatively new breed, it is important that we work with our AKC judges to ensure that they are familiar with our breed standard and can comfortably judge our dogs.

We have had much success in the show ring over the past few years. While our older dogs never had a chance to compete in AKC events, our younger generations have had lots of show weekends and we are so proud of their successes. We are happy to see Bergamascos gaining recognition and now competing with better known breeds. We support our families who are interested in showing their dogs and are happy to help them get started in showing as a family activity. We love mentoring those who are new to the show world and are committed to supporting the breed in this way.

We are so proud of our two girls, our own bred AKC Bronze Grand Champion Alp Angel's Faggia Dell'Albera and AKC Grand Champion Bergishe Bergamasker Amira for their wonderful 2017 show year. Faggia, as the 2017 #1 Bergamasco (Breed and All-Breed), earned Best of Breed in the National Dog Show in Philadelphia, the AKC National Championship in Orlando and at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Her mother Amira was the first Bergamasco to win an Owner Handled Best in Show. Together they have made AKC breed history!

We would like to thank Faggia's handler, Amanda Shea, for her professional and beautiful presentation of our girl.

 

In The Show Ring

We are very  proud of Amira, Ussaro and Faggia. They have all passed their Farm Dog Certification exams  twice and have a new set of letters to add to their names FDC. The FDC is in addition to the CGC title that Amira and Faggia ...
Thanks Tuni Conti for showing our girl! and Thank you judge Ann yuhasz.   ...
Our second puppy from our F litter to become an AKC Champion. Owned by Jessica Meade and presented by Amanda Shea. We are very proud of this beautiful girl who is now the most multi-titled Bergamasco in the US. ...
 Faggia had a great comeback after puppies in Vermont. She placed in groups both days with Amanda Shea.  ...
What an ending to an amazing year! We couldn't be more proud and grateful. Faggia gave her all at both the Piers and at Madison Square Garden with Amanda Shea. After such a long day, Faggia held it together for a beautiful representation of the Berga...
​Thank you Judge Joy Brewster for this honor. Handler Amanda Shea. AKC Weekly Winners.  ...