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I'm showing on Saturday, first my GSD whose classes start at 9 am and then I have got two Lancashire Heelers of my own and am showing two others for another person. They are third breed in after Buhunds and Pulis! So won't be in till after lunch. Will be running between two different halls all day, and will leave the GSD with his breeder while I show the littlies. Hope to meet up again with Jules and Thugulike sometime, with their Rough Collies and Mastiff respectively. Its on More 4 every night from Thursday to Sunday and there is a Youtube channel something to do with the Kennel Club but not sure how that works!
Yes thanks, have invested in a bench guard for the GSD rather than a big cage as last year it was too big for his bench and I had to put him on an empty end one. Just used a ringclip and old card with my name and number, plus mobile number, at an open show last weekend. Most people hadn't bothered! I'll take some spare cards and a felt tip with me as I am sure some won't have remembered.
Realistically people like us have no chance of winning the top prize, there are a select few who have top dogs who win all year round at the big shows, and they are well known often with well known handlers. The BIS will probably come from one of these, or maybe a top winner from abroad. They are all very good dogs though, so we can't complain. Most of us are happy to get a place in our class, and even Best of Breed is out of our league in most cases! Having said that, anyone of us COULD win, but we still take the best dogs home!