Orangeville Show: Not The Judge’s Type

On the final day of showing, Canyon did well. He was a little hyper before entering the ring and Huib was a bit worried, but once they were in, Canyon seemed to settle right into doing his job. He stacked well, he walked nicely and he never once tried to sit, but he still ended up getting last place out of three, when competing for Winner’s Dog.

The dog who won, had a bit of a longer coat and was fuller in the chest, tail and hocks areas. Huib felt that the dog really did deserve to win, but that if it were any other judge, he probably would have ended up last. He was being shown by a professional handler, but he just wasn’t showing as nicely as the rest in the group. Even the other professional handler was shocked to learn that the dog would be getting first.

As a side note. Before they entered the ring, we were sitting on a bench beside the other dogs lining up to go in. Canyon was quite interested in the other dogs and took a particular liking in one of the female pointers. We learned she was in season lol! Well, about three minutes before Huib and Canyon were to enter the ring, the show leash snapped! Huib grabbed his wallet and ran to one of the vendors at the show who sold show collars and leashes and got back with a minute to spare. He said he had been thinking the day before that we should probably have a back up leash lol!

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Huib took a picture of the leash, and e-mailed it to the woman who made it. She has asked us to send the leash to her and she’ll fix it right away 🙂

Comments

  1. Well done Canyon!
    Shocked that someone would take a bitch in season to any show! Its not allowed in the UK. That would put all the males off form!! hehehe
    Cadbury’s not done a multiple day show yet, maybe one to try next summer – unfortunately we cant do confirmation shows with him because of the white blaze on his chest, so we’ll stick to agility.
    The UK KC have just made Rally-O an approved sport so maybe we’ll have a try at that at some point as well…

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