This weekend was the Oakville & District Kennel Club’s conformation dog show. We entered both Canyon and Emmie for the Saturday and Sunday and rogue in the altered class on the Sunday.
Canyon got 1st place both days in the Canadian Bred Dog class.
canyon didn’t end up getting Winner’s dog, but I was still very proud of him. he was really hyped up by emmie being in heat, so I thought it was awesome to see how well he controlled himself in the ring.
Saturday was emmie’s first day of ever showing. She won 1st place in the Open Bitch class and then went on to win Reserve Winner’s Bitch.
On sunday, Emmie was the only female entered in the Open class, so she won 1st place by default and didn’t end up doing as well in the ring for Winner’s Bitch.
This weekend was the first time we’d ever shown rogue. She was the only altered dog entered in the sporting group, so by she won a green ribbon for Winner’s Male or Female, Altered and a teal rosette with a stuffed cow for Best In Group, Altered. She didn’t end up winning Best In Show, Altered, but we were really proud of her. Rogue stacked herself almost perfectly, and if Huib had to fix one of her feet, she kept it in the spot he placed it. she had no issues with letting the judge check her over and she walked nicely on the leash. there aren’t too many shows that offer the altered class, but we think we’ll enter her again if we end up attending a show that offers it.
It’s honestly amazing to see how easily Canyon and rogue settled into showing their first times. I think it has a lot to do with the type of training we have chosen to do with them. I’m a huge proponent of clicker and reward based training. I feel as though I can do anything with them, not only because they have the skills, but also because they trust me.
The next show we’ll be attending is in two weeks, both Canyon and emmie are entered, so we’ll see how they do.