The Georgina Kennel & Obedience Club had a show on November 9th.
Our friend, Amy, was entering her four month old dalmatian, Trinity, so we thought we’d enter Canyon and Arizona.
Trinity was the only Dalmatian entered, so after doing a quick walk around the ring, they went straight to the group judging. Unfortunately for Trinity, there was an adorable baby French bulldog, so of course the baby Dal lost.
Arizona and Canyon weren’t scheduled to enter the ring for a couple of hours after Trinity, so we spent time chatting and walked around the various booths. we bought Canyon a gorgeous blanket for his kennel and we looked at some cloth underwear for Arizona to wear when she is in heat. The woman didn’t have any in her size though, so we’re going to see if she is at the next show and pick up a few pairs to try. they are only $15 and have adorable patterns, like rubber duckies!
Around noon Huib and I walked over to the obedience area to see if we could find a couple that has 3 dogs from taygold.
Shine is Arizona’s brother! It was so neat to meet one of Arizona’s brothers away from the breeder. I also loved talking to Ellie and Dave. They told us that Shine has been their toughest puppy from Taygold to raise. They told us about his first month of screaming in the crate and about all of the wild activities he’s done. It was such a relief to know that we aren’t alone and that even seasoned Taygold owners, whose dogs are freaking amazing in the obedience ring, were finding their Abba puppy tough to manage. I was really hoping to have a chance to let Arizona and Shine play together, but we had to run to the conformation side and they had to get ready to do some more obedience with Fracas and Gyro.
As a quick aside, Fracas earned his 89th High in Trial at the show!!
Meeting them has really sparked my interest in doing some obedience and stuff with Arizona. I feel as though I would be cheating her if I didn’t at least try it out.
Once it was our turn to enter the show ring, I held Arizona and Canyon went with Huib. Canyon did fabulously and we totally thought he was going to win, but at the last moment the judge picked the other dog. Who went on to lose to the Open dog.
when it was Arizona’s turn, Huib traded leashes with me and they were off.
Arizona did pretty well. she needs to learn to keep her head forward when she’s walking and she needs to learn to stay still longer than a few seconds, but overall she did pretty well for her second time in the ring.
And, as a bonus…she got second place out of three baby puppy females!
Hopefully our next show goes as well or even better for her and our candyman. they are entered in the Caledon Kennel Association show at the end of November. Arizona will be competing as a Junior Puppy for the first time and able to earn real points. Canyon just needs 4 more before he will earn his Canadian Championship, so please keep your fingers crossed for them. We got our show listings and there are around 24 golden entered the first day and around 30 the other two days, it’s going to be a very tough competition, but who knows what could happen.
Canyon will also be doing some Junior Handling with Kira again on the Saturday and Sunday, so that’s pretty neat.
I’ll let you know how it goes.