Today was the last day of the 5 day weekend of dogs shows in Doswell, VA. Long story short, we lost. But we got enough nibbles to keep trying. Winston showed three days, and the puppies the other two days, alternating. Winston got reserve one day, and Clyde got reserve another day. I did get a compliment on See See from the judge. They are not experienced in the show ring, so I didn’t expect them to win. I had higher hopes for Winston, but hey, maybe next time. I do have a couple videos! Thank you Gail! (Gail’s pretty female got major points toward her championship!
I wish I had better news! But I was really proud of my dogs. There were some really nice dogs at the show, so no sour grapes. I am especially hopeful about the puppies. I think they are promising!
in the videos, you can see quite a bit of variety in the dogs. They are judged for their structure, as described by the AKC standard of the breed, which includes movement. This is very subjective, so different judges pick different dogs. My dogs are by no means top show quality, but they are good, and they are what I like and believe is important.