Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Strutt That Mutt!

Hey pups! The Fun Dog Show season is in full swing and Mom had the pleasure of attending  half of one yesterday. Without me! She gave me some lame excuse that I'm not good with crowds and left. Can you believe it? Anyways, over to her!

Hey guys! As CrazyTop said I went to a fun dog show yesterday (there is one in May and one in June which I am planning on taking her to!) but I arrived half way through so I only watched the final judging of the 'Waggiest Tail' class, the 'Prettiest Bitch', 'Most Handsome Dog' and the final 'Best in Show'. The Best in Show candidates were all the dogs who won a rosette, not necessarily first place. I'm not sure if these are from the Bitch or Dog class but I think it is the latter.

Awesome Bernese

You gotta go when you gotta go!

Best Buds

I was appalled by the amount of collar and leash jerking that was going on. It hurts the dog! 

Working Cocker

Rascal. At least I think that was his name
The following photos are from the best rescue class.


This one was a true example of the horror of puppy farming. He is a puppy farm dog, ligament problems (not sure if the owner said that he doesn't have any!) and he cannot open/close his mouth or chew due to nerves around his mouth being served. He was however sweet and his owner obviously loved him. Also, the owner did not get him from a puppy farm but the RSPCA. Get dogs from responsible breeders!

Lab- he's been with his family for one month

A 6 or 9 year old Dachsie that has a bit of a weight problem back from the previous years that her current Mom is trying to cut off. She was very cute and lay calmly the whole time.

A puppy in the rescue class

Fantastic Staffy. Her Dad had the best hoodie: Fight the deed not the breed!

Hamlet- a rescue from the streets of Ireland


Millie (above), Logan (black) and the newest puppy!
The Millie clan were my personal faves of the show as they fully presented the strength of positive reinforcement, which was clear from the second the four walked into the ring. Treats, praises and clicks came from these guys and as can be seen from the photos the were fully focused. Her owner said Millie was in and out of shelter due to her "untrain-ability" and fear agression towards dogs. Over two years her Mom worked with her and they are not at fun dog shows winning the rescue classes! I was so happy they got 1st place.

Last was Best in Show!

Working Cocker from before

There were even two Dobermans- my favourite breed!


and a Lab!

To see who won watch the clip below!

18 week old Sussex Spaniel puppy, Ollie. Already BIS! :D

Dina Mom

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! I cannot stop laughing at the photo of the collie pooping...