Storm is finally home for a bit. Yesterday, we picked her up from her breeders who had her entered in three dog shows over this past weekend. Storm has never been a fan of dog show, (a judge startled her in the ring during one of her first shows as a 6-9 month puppy). Over the years we have entered her in shows here and there, just so that she was exposed to the dog show scene. She would do what was asked of her, but we always had trouble getting expression out of her. She seemed to tolerate outside shows better than those held inside and lucky for Storm, the shows this weekend were all outside.
Her breeder handled her and did a great job. She was able to get expression out of Storm, and from what I hear, recovered when Storm decided to pace during one show! For those of you not familiar with dog shows, pacing is when the dog is not moving correctly around the ring. When moving around the ring the dog should be trotting. If the dog is moving the front and back leg on the same side of his body together, that is not correct and is called pacing. Storm tends to pace when she is tired and hot.
Despite her pacing, Storm brought home her first purple ribbon, going Winner’s Bitch for a 3 point major! This show was supported so she also brought home some cool prizes: a hand painted sweatshirt and a Chessie frame! For the other two shows, there was no pacing for Storm and took Reserve Winner’s Bitch. Very nice placements for Storm!
Congratulations to Storm and her breeder/handler Dorene! Great job girls!
We weren’t at any of the shows so I don’t have any pictures of her in the ring. I tried to take a couple of pictures of her with her ribbons. She is a little tired from her weekend so she was not very cooperative!
Here are the cool goodies that Storm brought home for her people.
I also took some better pictures of Storm with the ribbon from her first Senior Hunter pass.
I am a bit behind, as usual, but wanted to give a couple of shout-outs:
A very special thank you to our friends at Just Ramblin’ for deeming us a Genuine Blogger. We hope to share this with another Genuine Blogger soon.
Also another special thank you to Lexy over at Gone For A Walk for deeming us a Versatile Blogger. We have been so busy that I haven’t been able to share this one, but hope to soon!
In the meantime, check out both of these blogs. They are a great read!