First was a sanctioned all breed match. Meghan took a handling class with Essy, then she went into jrs for the first time. She did really well but was disappointed to not get best jr. I told her the other jrs have a lot more experience so not to be so hard on herself. Then I took Essy into breed where she won BoB and Group 1. ;D
Then there was a 2nd match put on by a new sporting dog club (sporting group only). Meghan showed Essy in jrs again and did much better. She still didn't win best jr but the improvement from morning to afternoon was pretty drastic. In fact, drastic enough that the handling instructor even commented on how well she did. She then showed 2 of my friend's dogs in breed (took Winner's Dog and RWB) while I showed Essy to BoB again. Not bad for a kid who swore she'd never set foot back in the breed ring 2 yrs ago. The judges today were so AWESOME with her. Why couldn't she have gotten them 2 yrs ago. :-\
I'm telling ya, Essy was ON today. Everyone was telling me she looked great, moved great, and showed great. Now I think I'm sorry I only entered her 1 day at the upcoming show.
We took professional pictures which I hope turn out better than our RWB photo from spring. The photographer took a lot of time to get it just right. Meghan took quite a few photos of us that I will post once I get them downloaded.
Congratulations, Lydia, Meghan, and Essy! Sounds like a fantastic day for you all! ;D Whoo-hoooo!
~Julie, Rogue, Monty, and Eddy~
"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." -Anon
Lydia, that is wonderful!
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great shots! I am just a pet dog owner but what a great looking gal
Love the shot of the sporting group that vizla (I think) looks happy (or barking!)
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
Wow! What a great looking pup you got! Congrats 8)
Congrats! Great pics....Essy looks wonderful.
Congratulations! That last picture is just too sweet.
Congrats! She really is lovely....and very cute in that last photo.
Lydia, I forgot to comment the first time I saw this. Essy looks fantastic! She's so fit. She's like a fitness model--muscular and trim, but appropriately curvy.
Congratulations to you and your daughter.