so I’ve heard stories about the issues around judges at proper shows. I didn’t expect it at for fun shows. We entered Aya in a for fun dog show. She walked best on lead, she did all the commands the judge asked as well as remaining still for examination. The winner was the dog that didn’t know what walking speed was. I heard the judge telling the winners owner she is a breeder of that breed and asking who his breeder was. Aya came second at least. The second show we went to, they had a narrowed line up of maybe 80 dogs! Yes 80! They picked the short list or 5 from that. The 5 were all at the very beginning of the line up. So the rest of us literally walked in and walked back out. A Fee people didn’t even make it onto the ‘display’ area as they 5 were picked out by then. Turns out the winner/s were all from the judges puppy class! Shouldn’t bother me being so minor. But hell Aya has her parents pedigree to live up to! I get so annoyed at this level I can’t imagine the frustrations people go through at the pro level.