Liyah's first shows were over the weekend in Bel Alton, MD and were quite an adventure for all involved! It was really fun to go to a show and see so many basenjis!
The first day was the Potomac Hound Specialty. I showed Aaliyah for my/her first time in the Puppy Sweepstakes. She was one of 3 girls in her class and she went Best OS Sweepstakes - thankfully the judge was really nice and could see thru her handler's lack of skill and her major puppy antics.
The rest of the weekend was not quite as successful but fun none the less.
The same day as the Sweepstakes, she went back in for Bred by Exhibitor handled by her breeder - she was 3 of 4. She actually managed to trot the last time around (the first time around she was a bucking bronco :eek:). She did ok on the table and free stacking - better than she did for me.
Friday - Sunday were all breed shows. She was 3rd of 3 in BBE Bitches both Friday and Sunday (she wasn't entered on Saturday).
It was a really fun weekend overall and showed I have some work to do - with both of us D. She is the cutest thing but she thinks the show ring and all that goes on before, during and after is a major party thrown just for her - wants to meet every dog, person, play with hats, etc. :rolleyes: Two of the judges commented on it :o. Hey, I figure at least she seems to love the whole experience so that is a plus.
I have no pics as I only had my cell phone. Her pic was taken for her Sweepstakes placement. I'll post that when I get it.
Two other things that were pretty cool about the weekend:
The Potomac Hound Specialty started off with a Casting of Hounds. Basically a fox hunting demo (without a fox) - complete with a pack of Foxhounds and 2 riders on horseback. Really neat demonstration if you've never seen one before.
Also, one of the all-breed days, there was a rare sighting. This girl was ringside - anyone want to guess what breed she is? Really sweet girl.