Today was Labrador Champ show day, in the freezing cold. After some serious lifting, setting up and working out we managed to crate our number of Labradors and actually have them all settled. Stitch was up against a large group in Puppy dog. He loves to sit, lie down and generally try to extract the fritz from my hand. However he did manage to stand relatively well and trotted nicely. Alas his legs are still the most obvious part of his lanky ten month old body. His Brothers Tramp and Wizard came first and third respectively, so he comes from a great litter. He’ll grow into those legs some day – in the mean time I still get to take home the best dog!
I also had the interesting experience of showing Stitch’s sister Fantasia (Tasia), now that was fun. It is one thing to show your own dog, but someone elses, well that certainly puts the pressure on. If I thought Stitch could be lazy, he’s got nothing on his sister. She loves to sit, drop and does a great impersonation of a slug. She even dropped while the Judge was trying to examine her – least Stitch gets this bot. Eventually I was able to coax her to stand and she even managed to nicely around the ring. Lots more practice needed for both of us. Still she is very sweet and who couldn’t love those beautiful puppy eyes.
Bring on the Royal Adelaide Show – hopefully both my dogs stand!!!