Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dog Show

Guess where we went this weekend? There was a dog show at the fairgrounds. I had hoped to enter Fudge this year, but we were concentrating on the obedience trial and I couldn't handle both so he sat it out.

The first dog we met was this gorgeous six month old Afghan Hound. She was the most beautiful dark gray color and was so friendly and happy. I wanted to take her home. She also did very well, winning her class.

There were dogs everywhere.

While some were going around the rings....

Others were moving from place to place getting ready to go into the ring or going to be groomed.

We got to meet lots of breeds.

Most of the people were in a pretty good mood and we got to pet a lot of dogs and chat with their handlers.

We got there late and missed a lot of the breed judging.

We were in time for the Afghan judging which was great for me. I adore Afghan Hounds.

This guy is just a baby. Isn't he cute.

Here are three sizes of Doxies.

From mini Doxies to Great Danes all in one room.

Isn't she pretty?

Group judging started with the Non-Sporting Group.

These dogs made the final cut. The group winner was the Schipperke.

Next came the Sporting Group.

The winner of the sporting group was the Wire Haired German Pointer.

Then came the group I was waiting for, the Working Group. This Giant Schnauzer was very friendly and wanted to play.

The Mastiff was very laid back and sat down to wait for his turn with the judge.

When the judge finished with the Mastiff, he took a nap waiting for the other dogs to finish up.

The Kuvasz waits his turn.

This Saint Bernard was very popular with the audience.

Here's what we were waiting for, the Portuguese Water Dog.

She was a pretty little thing, but Fudge could have beaten her. No contest!

This is a German Pinscher, smaller than a Doberman.

This Malamute was a real beauty.

This was a large Great Dane. I don't know if Fudge would have been intimidated by his size.

This is the entire group as the judge makes her decision.

The winner was the Kuvasz. She was a lovely dog, but the whole group looked good.

We left after this group so that I could get home to feed my pack. Maybe next year Fudge and I'll go back into the show ring.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Looks like a great show. We know someone who went to a dog show today, wonder if it wss the same one.

Those poodles with their fancy cuts really get us.

woos, the OP Pack

Sam said...

LOVE the pictures! The Belgian Mal, the Porti, the Kuvasz.. such lovely dogs.

I'd like to go watch another all-breed soon, but, if not, I know I'll have one to watch here in my town in June.

Stella said...

Our town is too small for a dog show, and it would probably be filled with Labs, Goldens and Border Collies if they did have one.

Glad you had a good time!


Dianne said...

What a great day! Love all the pictures, especially of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. I still miss mine, even after 18 years. Are those Brittany legs I seen at the top of the picture of the Golden Retriever?

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Great pictures Sue, they all look so well behaved. There is no way Bonnie would contain herself if I went to one of these. Julie.C

SissySees said...

Beautiful!! I'm glad the Knight wasn't here to see the Saint though...

Martha said...

What a great show - we loved all the beautiful pics of the dogs. You are right - the afghan hound is gorgeous.
We also liked the St Bernard - lots of great dogs!
Looks like a fun day.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Marjie said...

Thor said, "What do you mean, the Mastiff is in the 'Working Group'??? That is not what we Mastiffs do. That guy had it right. Sit until it's your turn, then take a nap."

Great pictures.

LizzieJane said...

Great pic's and what a great group of dogs. It must have been a really fun day.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a fun day! Our mom thinks the Afghans are gorgeous dogs too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch