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!
Announcing Champion Meadowlake Pure Imagination – Skittle. Our little girl completed her champion on January 4, 2014 under judge Mr Michael J Dougherty, with a Best of Winners major. She loves the show ring and is such a pleasure to show, showing on a loose lead, and stacking like a pro. I love this photo of her, I got a little sloppy with her grooming, but her beauty still shows.
Skittles limited show career includes Best of Winners at Devon, and two group 4’s. Skit had to play second fiddle when the puppies came, and when I was focusing on agility with ZZ. This summer we will focus on Skit, running some agility and going to dog shows.