We arrived at the show, and what an eye opener it was, we have never seen so much dog mess and not being picked up and trying to not stand in it was like a game which we don’t want to repeat.
We arrived at the vet check in point, no problems there Fleur was checked with her microchip and her passport and we were allowed into the hall to find our ring.
We collected our catalogue and other bits they gave us and then the fun games began as we needed to find our ring. We eventually found the ring, and loads of cages and grooming tables around, we found a space near some friends so we were fine.
Judging was due to start at 8.30 but didn’t start till 9am our judge for the day was Mr Denis Kuzelj with an entry of 117 in total. The classes were judged in a different way to back home here they judged Intermediate, Open, Champions, Working Trials, Junior, Puppy & Veteran. So we were getting our heads around this, and decided that we would get Fleur all groomed up so she was ready and could chill till before her class.
We went to watch Fleur's father being shown, in Open dog who got graded Excellent and 3rd in the class our of 27 dogs. and got some lovely pictures of him, and was nice to watch how the judging was done. Different from the UK for how things are done but were fun to watch.
It was then Fleur's class and there was 17 in the class aged from 9mths to 18mths so a big difference in ages.
The judge went over all dogs, and then it was our turn we were last in the class as it’s done in dogs name order as paperwork is done on each dog. Fleur was a good girl with being gone over and truly showed her heart out for me and enjoying herself. The judge then selected 4 dogs (all these were graded Excellent) Fleur was selected first so I was so pleased to be pulled out in such a lovely class. We had to move the dogs again, and again, then the judge looked at dogs individually again, and moved us. Once he had done this he then moved the us round again, and then the dog that was 2nd was then put into 1st place and we had to move again and this was then pulled into a final order. Fleur was graded Excellent and 2nd in the class. I was so proud of Fleur, even bought a tear to my eyes as I couldn’t have asked anymore of her she was a proud little girl for sure.
We had a look around at the show there was loads of trade stands to look at and very similar to our shows.
We then went back to the hotel for some lovely dinner, and an early night as we were all so tired, and Fleur was very tired after a long and exciting day.