Monday 3 November 2008

Another Dog Show Weekend

This weekend was a dog show weekend. It is busy and confusing especially to those that are new to dog showing. In the end it is a matter of hurry up and wait as you must be at ringside when they call you or they just carry on. This leads to folks madly working to get their dogs ready for the ring and then standing at ringside for an eternity waiting for the ring steward to call you in. Above Daisy is on the table being groomed, not her favorite activity. What a pretty girl, Daisy waits while I gather up my armband, bait and squeaky toys , then off to the show ring. Arriving at ringside the waiting begins....during this time everyone has their own routine, I usually like to play around with the dog I am showing to relax them and get them focused on me. Daisy loves her treats and focus isn't a problem for her. Daisy in the ring being presented to the judge for examination. Saturday was a Booster hosted by the Standard Schnauzer Club of Canada. The judge was from Sweden and I obviously thought he was great...he awarded Best of Breed to my Daisy :-)) After breed competition each of the various breed winners must then compete in their designated groups. Standard Schnauzers are in the Working group, here you see Daisy in a line up with a few other Working dog winners. The Standard is the smallest dog in the Working group, in this photo Daisy is between a Giant Schnauzer and a Siberian Husky. But she sure held her own. Other results from the weekend, Daisy's sister Flute was Reserve Winners Bitch at the Booster on Saturday, while on Sunday she was Best of Winners making her a new Canadian Champion. Above Flute is shown gaiting in the ring (she is the second dog) just before winning Reserve. I laughed when I saw this photo, if you look closely you will see none of Flute's feet are touching the floor. She is such a happy BOUNCY show dog and I seem to walk a fine line between her showing well and her taking over and turning into bouncy girl, kind of like the cartoon character Tigger.....boing-boing-boing-Tiggers bounce and so does Flute! Flute smiling at the grooming set-up, she is now...drum roll please tay da... Canadian Champion Dinsdale Champagne Flute
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...