January 11 was my birthday and we had a local show. So i took the day off work and entered Summer and Titan. At the last minute Mel Scriven decided to come up with Quinn to help me celebrate my birthday.
It was such a warm day and the show entry which was already small, was significantly reduced by the heat.
We decided to brave it as the weekends shows were cancelled and we thought it would be a very quick show.
Imagine our surprise when within 4 minutes of the show commencing they were calling Finnish Lapphunds. Fortunately the Border Collies showed up and bought us an extra few minutes of frantic grooming.
Summer and Titan were both little stars on the day with Summer taking Best of Breed. In a surprise twist Titan took Runner Up Best of Breed and i was pretty proud of the way they handled themselves. Whilst still too immature to be in contention for the Best in Group line up i was impressed with how Summer went and then the judge (Ms D Puttock (NSW)) awarded her Puppy in Group! I'm absolutely thrilled with this gorgeous girl.
Waiting around for General Specials i wasnt disappointed when the judge complimented Summer on being such a beautiful and well structured girl. However, i wasnt surprised that Puppy in Show went to a lovely little Schnauzer who has already been doing a lot of winning. Summer did so well in the heat though and truthfully i dont think she really noticed it. She came home and did race tracks around the yard.
Two weeks later Summer took another couple of Best of Breeds and was again complimented by the judge, just missing out on Junior in Group. Considering she had just turned one i was thrilled that she was even in contention.
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