We have finally returned from a week showing in Ireland. It was a really exhausting but very fun time. I have only taken a couple of pics which I will add later. I'm useless at remembering to take my camera and judging is SSSOOO fast that you just don't have time for pictures.
Anyway, our first show, Navaan, was indoors at the National Show Centre near Dublin. Nakura and Trouper both received the reserve green stars that day. A good start me thinks!!
Second show was near our caravan site at Clonmel in South Tipperary (not such a long way!). Nakura and Chance won the Green Stars with Chance going on to win BOB. Trouper also won his class being graded excellent.
Third show was Killarney, a little bit of a drive for us but what a beautiful setting in the grounds of the Abbey. Here all dogs were graded excellent and Nakura won the reserve green star. The BOB Basenji went on to take Group 3.
Limerick show was next. Again, all dogs graded excellent. Nakura and Chance winning the Green Stars and Trouper winning the Reserve green star. Chance went on to win BOB and was shortlisted in the group under Andrew Brace!!!! :eek:
Our last show was at Tralee. Again, all dogs were graded excellent. Trouper won the reserve green star. Unfortunately, that morning Nakura ripped one of her toenails off so was very lame. I took her in the ring and explained to the judge. Thankfully she settled long enough for the judge to assess her. She now has her toenail removed and a big pink bandage on her foot.
The days inbetween the shows were spent doing nothing but lazing around the caravan site. The dogs and us were very grateful for the rest.
In total we have returned with 4 green stars, 5 reserve green stars, 3 Res BOBs and 2 BOBs. We can't wait for next year.