Well we started May off with a bang, collecting our new American Champion Hades from Holland as Andrea Sautbine had very kindly flown him back for us.
Our first show of the month was the?Dutch Specialty. Andrea showed Hades for us and the winning team continued in style taking?Reserve best Dog?from a very strong field.
Andrea then continued in style showing Effie and taking 4th in the Open bitch class from 21 other bitches in her first show, we were absolutely thrilled with Effie’s first attempt at showing.
On the Sunday we were once again up early and travelled to Antwerp for a Belgium show. Hades managed to take the?Reserve Best Dog?ticket again and Effie surpassed our expectations taking the?Best Bitch Ticket?and a?Belgium CAC?and a?CACIB?to boot!! Way to go Effie.
The next show we attended was?The Birmingham National Dog Show. Hades was handled for the first time by Micheal Craig and finished a very good 4th judged by Sue Smith. Effie made the cut but was unplaced and Lucifer at his first big show handled by Francine finished 5th which given that he was more interested in playing with Francine, the boxers in the next ring and giving Sue a cuddle and a kiss was amazing.
For our last show of the month we travelled to?Edinburgh, which for us is an opportunity to catch up with friends Claire and Gavin and their dogs Raiden and Leia.
Unfortunately for us and Micheal who was handling Hades we didn’t make the cut in the open dog class.
However all was not in vain, the puppies did us proud.
Raiden finished a very good 5th in PGD at his first ever dog show handled by Bryony.
Bryony then took in Ghost into Junior bitch and I took in Leia, well you could have knocked me over with a feather when Leia finished second and Ghost took 3rd and both qualified for Crufts.
There were huge grins all round, and Daddy Gavin took lots of pictures just so none of us would forget the moment!