Our obedience trial is over. It was a three day event and although Fudge finished on Friday, I attended each day to support friends who were showing. Here are some of the new friends we met this weekend.
This is Fudge watching the activities. He was much more interested in the other dogs than in the activities in the rings.
This is Toby. He's a Wire Haired Mini-Dachshund. I fell totally in love with this dog and would have happily brought him home forever, except that his Mom is also totally in love with him. You'll see him again a little later.
This is a Kuvasz.
This is a West Highland White Terrier.
The dog in front of Fudge is a Welsh Corgi. He was getting ready for his turn in the ring.
This is Eldon. He's a Mastiff and he's shy. Eldon is very shy. I met him while his Mom and I were sitting on a bench outside drinking coffee. He didn't want to be touched and kept backing away when anyone approached him. His Mom says he's also afraid of other dogs, loud noises and just about everything else. He wears this bib that say 'My Name Is Eldon' because he drools a lot. After a few minutes of just sitting quietly next to him, he let me pet him. What a sweet boy.
Rob met Eldon, too. Because the big boy was afraid, Rob laid down on the floor to talk to him.
Even eye to eye, Eldon was creeping backwards. His Mom says he's afraid of himself, but he did really well in his class and earned a third place finish.
Here's Toby again waiting to go into the ring.
This beautiful boy had an almost perfect score of 99. Isn't that the greatest face?
This lovely Standard Poodle belongs to the lady who was our first obedience instructor. He is also shy from being abused by his first owner when he was a tiny pup.
This Chocolate Labrador Retriever was in his crate waiting for his turn. He stuck his head up to watch his brother do his run.
This is Bear, a Bearded Collie. He was there observing a friend today.
We've found the 'obedience people' to be very friendly, helpful and supportive. Everyone helps out by holding each others dogs and giving advice on how to do a move. They wish you well and applaud when you do well.