The event was already a few weeks ago but I have added a report from the 2010 EBC Annual Specialty in Washington State. This is a major event sponsored by the Evergreen Basenji Club.
Shaun is our first Basenji and our first "show quality" dog. He is also only seven months old.
We had been taking him to puppy rehearsal classes and he seemed to be getting the hang of it. But we had no idea how well he would do.
He did not win anything with his Friday event or Saturday event. On the Sunday (the Basenji class of the Hound show) he did place First in his round before being knocked out in the later round. Both of his trainers MaryK and Katie seemed pleased. I guess some dogs just rocket into stardom. MaryK said she prefers her puppies to be puppies first.
We have no idea where we go from here. But thats totally OK with us. Dog Show results seem like a rewarding notion for humans but I think Shaun prefers hanging out and getting dirty with his friends.
Here is the blog post for those who are interested: