Welcome!

Welcome to PetForums, the UK's most popular and friendly pet owners community. Please 'Sign Up' if you'd like to take part and contribute to our forum.

Sign Up

How have you done today?

Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by Tigerneko, Apr 21, 2013.


  1. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    16,350
    Likes Received:
    560
    I thought it'd be nice to have a thread where we can all show off how we did at shows... so here it is!

    My dad took Mabel to Manchester Sporting Terrier today (I was at work so couldn't go) but she got BPIB, BOB and Puppy Group 4. It was her first BOB so we are really pleased... shame it was only an open show, but it's still a nice result :)

    It would be nice if we could keep this thread going! I don't think we have any more shows for a week or two now and I am working for all of them until Blackpool Ch show, so my dad will be handling her for the time being :( i'm gonna miss it!

    So, how did you do?
     
  2. Pezant

    Pezant PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    16
    Took Henry to the English Setter Association Championship Show yesterday and he got VHC in Maiden. It was a really big show - twelve in puppy dog - and all the ones who got placed were much more mature, so I think he did very well. :)

    Couple more weeks, then we're off to a Chelmsford Open show and then National! :eek:
     
  3. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    16,350
    Likes Received:
    560
    Well done! We don't get the chance to be in big classes because Manchesters just don't get big entries, at an open show we are lucky to make 4 or 5 entries all together - IF we can find a show that holds classes for us! Champ shows are a bit better but there's still never any huge classes, even at Crufts most classes only had 5 or 6 entries - just the Open and Post Grad classes which both had entries of 11 for bitches, males were 15 for Open but just 6 for Post Grad... but certainly entries in puppy/junior classes are far smaller. I would like to be placed within a big class one day... when you get a 3rd out of 3 it doesn't really feel like much of an achievement!

    Congratulations on your VHC though, that is great in such a big class! It does tend to always be the mature looking dogs that are picked in puppy classes, which I don't really understand - it is a puppy class, not a small adult class!
     
  4. Pezant

    Pezant PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    16
    It was the 60th anniversary show, so I think it was particularly packed for that reason - most open shows get about five dogs in a class if we're lucky and champs get somewhere between 4-12. There was stiff competition though - all the usual kennel names were getting placed, but the judge was lovely and made a quick comment to me at the end about not quite making the most of Henry which was very generous of her!

    Mabel is doing so well! BOBs already are brilliant! You must be so proud of her :D
     
  5. emmaviolet

    emmaviolet PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8,038
    Likes Received:
    1,756
    Well done to you both!!!

    Mabel really is on a roll isn't she!!! BOB is huge, what an acheivement, especially for one so young too!
     
  6. BessieDog

    BessieDog PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    393
    As I put on my other thread, Bess got 2nd in Junior (out of 6) and 3rd in Post Grad (out of 4). So I was really chuffed.

    We've got the South of England Gundog show this weekend, then its Chelmsford for us the week after as well as Pezance. Bess does love seeing Henry at shows! :thumbup1:
     
  7. Dober

    Dober PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,137
    Likes Received:
    225
    Fantastic results, congratulations! :D

    I will hopefully be able to join in this thread, soon! Counting down the days...
     
  8. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    16,350
    Likes Received:
    560
    How long is it until you can show her? It seems like the longest wait of your life doesn't it, I couldn't wait for Mabel to hit 6 months :lol:
     
  9. Dober

    Dober PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,137
    Likes Received:
    225
    June 8th- Three counties is her first :) Jumping in at the deep end with a champ show to start with!
     
  10. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    16,350
    Likes Received:
    560
    I know the feeling! Mabel's first show was LKA - it was the first time i'd ever shown as well - I was nearly sick before I went in the ring, had to rush off to the toilets :eek: but on the plus side, nothing phases me now LOL

    I bet you can't wait! Are you giving Rupert a break from the ring then? If anything it's expensive showing more than one, we're having to cut back a bit and that's just with Mabel, we couldn't probably afford to show two!
     
  11. Dober

    Dober PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,137
    Likes Received:
    225
    That's great you've got your confidence up, you're doing her proud! :)

    Rupert is having a break from the ring while he matures a bit. We're training for agility and working trials with him at the moment, so he's far to skinny to even bother entering him really, especially at champ show level. I might take him to the odd open though :)
     
  12. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    21,576
    Likes Received:
    660
    Rhuna's currently in season, and I think Zasa is imminent, we did a fun show last weekend with Zasa, but didn't come anywhere, but last time out which I think was a few weeks ago at Newark (open show) I got second with them both, really pleased with Zasa, class of 6 for puppy and she was beaten by a pup from a world reknowned kennel, so I think we can live that one down. Rhuna I wasn't so pleased about, as the woman who came first was a complete prat, second time I've been in the ring against her, second time she's done something to try and scupper my dog; never mind, once you can put down to possible mishap, twice and I know what she's up to, if she does it a third time I'll politely ask her to bog off :D
     
  13. Pezant

    Pezant PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    16
    Oh dear! :eek: What does she try to do?
     
  14. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    21,576
    Likes Received:
    660
    Kept backing into Rhuna in the line up the first time, even though she had plenty of room at the end, and then ran up my backside with her dog when moving them, so much so Rhuna started bunny hopping and trying to turn round - the idea of movement to me is to show your dog has correct movement, and no hint lameness, not a race round the ring. If my dog moved better at a slightly faster speed than the one in front of me, I'd hold back and then go that bit faster when going past the judge.
     
  15. BessieDog

    BessieDog PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    393
    Well today we went to the South of England Gundog Show. All started well, but then she started playing up and wouldn't stand for the judge, so he sent her to the back of the line to try again later.

    My groomer was there - she's bred and shown Irish Setters for yonks . She came to to me and said 'if you don't get firmer with her I'll come in there and handle her myself!' :D

    So I said 'you can if you want!'

    So we quickly stopped places. The result was Bess came 3rd in her Junior class out of 5!! She then came 4th in yearling.

    I think it was good for her to go in with someone who she wouldn't play up with.

    And the Gill, the groomer, went on to win the Open class with her beautiful male, and took Best of Breed!

    It was a good day - Bess was up against some great competition the dog who took the Junior class was just getting his final point for his JW), so to come third was excellent. It was interesting watching her stand and move for someone else as well.
     
  16. Dober

    Dober PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,137
    Likes Received:
    225
    Congratulations!! :D

    Aspen got her first ribbon today! :D

    There was a breed charity show we entered into, I nearly didn't enter her because she hurt her leg the other day (tried to run through the cat flap, forgetting she doesn't fit any more :rolleyes:) and has been on metacam for a few days. I really wanted to go for the socialisation, so when we got there I entere anyway because she was looking a little better.

    She wouldnt stand for the judge, kept trying to eat the floor (it was in an equestrian centre) and was lame and we still got reserve behind lovely puppies from the big names in a big class :) And the judge has been in the breed for over 30 years. Over the moon! She got lots of cuddles and met lots of nice dogs too.
     
  17. BessieDog

    BessieDog PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    393
    Well done Aspen! Hopefully the start of great things to come!! :D
     
  18. Charleigh

    Charleigh PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    29
    We also went to the south of England gundog show.

    We came third out of three in cocker puppy. We then explored a bit and bumped into Bess :D

    We stayed for a while then it was the stakes and av classes. In the A.V minor puppy bitch we got 4th out of 4, she was really tired as this was our last class of the day.

    Our second class was the Junior stakes. And we came 3rd out of 4!! :D I was so happy everyone was clapping then when we had been given our rosettes and were leaving I picked Teddy up and started kissing her, everyone was laughing, but I couldn't help it she had walked lovely and stood lovely. It was our first rosette we had won instead of being placed because there were only that number of dogs in the ring :)

    We also got some advice and some little finger things so I can try and strip Teddy's topknot out.

    It was a long day and I fell asleep on the way home then at home and just woke up! :)

    Sorry we didn't see you again BessieDog, I was dozing in the chair then I think you had gone when we went back outside. Bessie did great and she is even more beautiful in dog than she is in pictures :) xx

    Dober , well done, aspens lovely, I hope her leg is felling better, sounds like something Teddy would do. Xx
     
  19. 912142

    912142 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,615
    Likes Received:
    44
    Ooh wasn't today but Denver got 1st place at the Champ show a couple of weeks ago. :)
     
  20. BessieDog

    BessieDog PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    393
    Well done Charleigh!

    Teddy is lovely! I like her colouring. Bess says she liked playing with her, too. :D
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice