There will probably not be another dog show day quite like today. Kip finished his CD and actually earned third place. I bought him scent articles so we can begin Utility training while we polish up his Open work.
But there is another big story: Chase-puppy upheld the honor of his family. This morning he went Best of Winners for a 3 point major. He was also the Best Cardi Puppy. (Judge Monica Canestrini) So, we hung around for Puppy Group competition and Chase won the Herding Group. (Judge Norman Kenny) In the Best Puppy competition, it came down to Chase and a Min Pin — can you believe there would even be a question? The judge spent a lot of time looking at our baby, but finally awarded Best Puppy to the Min Pin.
What was so wonderful about the wins was the judges’ reactions to Chase. They were mesmerized — perhaps by his flashy coloring, his side gait, how clean he is coming and going, his lovely topline? Since he made a licking swipe at every judge, it was probably that temperament. I don’t know, but as the watcher (once we got out of Obedience), I was too thrilled for words. After his first two shows, the baby is one-third of his way to his Championship with one major. Whoopee!
We had lots of photos taken and I promise to post the best when we receive it.