I finally attended a dog show – first time since the BHCA Nationals in October 2014. All of this travel to China has seriously cramped my dog competition activities. Due to the schedule whims of United Airlines I didn’t get home until 1:00am on Saturday instead of the expected Friday 8:00pm home arrival. I must send a special thank you to my long-suffering husband for bathing Brownie on Thursday night.
Brownie (Topsfield-Sanchu Spumoni of Spectrum) and Libby (GCH CH Vision Spectrum Topsfield Love a Mystery BN RN NJP CGC) were both entered but given my lack of preparation I only took Brownie to the shows. Brownie received a speed-groom at the shows as I was too tired to do it when I got home very early Saturday morning.
On Saturday we were Reserve Winners Dog under judge Ed Hall. There was only one other dog entered (1 point) and three bitches (also 1 point). While I was disappointed not to win the practice with Brownie was very valuable.
On Sunday the stakes were higher: Brownie was the only dog entered and there were six bitches (3 point major). Brownie showed very well and was awarded Best of Winners by judge Sue Carr for his first major! He know has nine points and one major.
Next up: Pilgrim Basset Hound Club’s 56th Annual Specialty Show on August 14, 2015 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlboro, MA. I will also have the two puppies (Beatrice, Spectrum Topsfield Vision Dante’s Beatrice; and Dante, Spectrum Topsfield Vision Dante Aligheri) making their debut and Libby is entered as a special and brood bitch. Wish me luck!