Hazel competed in her first dog show on Feb 22nd, at the big International Kennel Club in Chicago IL, at McCormick Place. People say that you should always start a puppy in a small show with a low key environment. IKC is the direct opposite. It’s a benched show, this is where dogs need to stay at the show the entire day, and the public can visit with them. There is so much going on, and so many people, but Hazel did fabulous. She had a full day of showing. She started with Puppy Sweepstakes at noon, then moved to the BTCA Designated Specialty, visiting with people while waiting to go in the show ring. She was so excited to see everything. In the show ring she was amazing. While only going to one handling class, she moved beautifully while on a loose leash, and she staked great (for a puppy). Lots of twitchy feet, but pretty darn good for a little girl that doesn’t sit still much. She walked away with Best Puppy in Sweepstakes and Best of Winners, and an Award of Merit in the BTCA Designated specialty. Winning won a 5 point major. I am so proud of her!