I attended the Pilgrim Basset Hound Club 56th Annual Specialty Show on August 14, 2015 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlboro, MA. Libby was entered as a special (Best of Breed class), Biscotti was entered in Bred By Exhibitor Dog class, and the puppies Dante and Beatrice in their respective age classes – 6-9 month dog/bitch; the judge was respected basset hound breeder Mrs. Sanda Launey. The puppies were also entered in their age classes in the sweepstakes competition under judge Maria Zengion.
Beatrice was the big winner! Ms. Zengion awarded her 1st place in her class over 4 other bitches, Best Junior in Sweepstakes and then Best in Sweepstakes! She defeated 18 other dogs.
In the regular classes, Bea again was awarded 1st place in her class over 4 other bitches by Mrs. Launey. She was then selected as Winners Bitch for a 5 point major! To top off a wonderful evening, Mrs. Launey awarded 6 month old Bea Best of Opposite Sex over specials, including her mother!
I have a picture from Bea’s wins – I’ll post as soon as I get a moment to scan it.
I should also mention that Dante did not show his best but stacked very well; he still won’t gait with his head up but we are working on getting this fixed. Biscotti showed well and was 2nd place in the competitive Bred By Exhibitor class. Libby was named Grand Champion Select, beating other special bitches for this placement.
Next shows: Beatrice and Libby will fly to California with me and Bjorn to attend the Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty Shows and Trials beginning September 28, 2015 in Sacramento.