ROYAL SHOW NEWS

What a Royal it was. It was a Family Affair.

CRICKET BOB
BOOMER Res. CC
JOSH - CAVALIER BOB
MATSY R/U BOB
PEBBLES - DALMATIAN BOB
LANA R/U BOB
OSCAR DOG CC.
NORBERT - DANDIE DINMONT - RESERVE CC & PUPPY OF BREED

That in itself is quite an achievement for one family, it didn't stop there.

GENERAL SPECIALS DAY:

First group judged was the Gundog Group and Cricket made the cut of 8. The judge took forever to make here decision and the GSP went 4th. the Pointer 3rd, Cricket 2nd and the Irish Setter 1st.
The judge told me when I was having my photo taken that she couldn't make up her mind between the Irish and the Wei for her 1st in group. So close.

Next was the Toy Group and Jacqui went in with her Cavalier puppy and she got PUPPY IN GROUP. Straight in with Josh for the Group and she made the cut. Then the placings were made and she got 2nd in group too. Very exciting.

The second last group to be judged was the Non-Sporting Group and Shellie was in with Pebbles. The cut was made and Pebbles was in. The big worry was the toy poodle who was gorgeous. The winners were named and the toy poodle was 2nd, Shellie got such a shock that she dropped her bait because we all thought he would win. The announcement came and Pebbles was the No 1 dog. It was a very exciting moment.

There was a break after the completion of judging for the handlers and I had to settle Emily down who was having an Emily moment. We had had several training sessions throughout the week and she was handling well. She handled Lana who is not an easy dog to show and did an excellent job. She really had to work hard with her. Apart from her flicking head, trying to fix her shoulder strap and pulling down her knickers she won the handlers. I was besides myself, the hard work had paid off. I am very proud of her.

Then came General Specials. After each dog had been judged the judge Ramon Podesta (Chile) made his announcement from 4th place to 1st. 4th was the Irish Setter, 3rd was the Pug, 2nd the Sheltie and 1st and Best in Show the Dalmatian. The crown went crazy and so did we.

THE MOST AMAZING DAY AND SOMETHING NO OTHER FAMILY HAS EVER DONE IN THIS COUNTRY. A PROUD MUM.