03/08/2010 at 19:10 1 comment

A big day for Mingus. At the age of 8 months, today was his first Champ Show. It also just happened to be our “local” Champ Show – a mere hour away, rather than the 7-hour-plus round trips that most other Championship Shows entail for us. Which was nice.

Mingus was in Junior Dog – there being no separate Puppy Classes at this show – and was the youngest in his class, but he stood well, and moved exceptionally well – indeed: “breathtaking movement” was the comment of one experienced onlooker. Which was nice too!

Mingus stacked at Paignton.

Mingus was rewarded with 2nd Junior Dog (beaten only by his uncle Herby – Amiryck Vega – who went on to take Reserve Best Dog…many congrats to Karen & Herby!) which was a very pleasing result for our boy, and means that he qualifies for Crufts at his very first attempt.

Phoenix had a big step up into her first Post-Graduate Bitch class, in amongst the “big girls” now. She stood very well and moved fairly well too, but unfortunately decided that she didn’t want the judge handling her tail end AT ALL!

The last, and only previous time that this happened, Phoenix came into season just 24 hrs later, so although she’s not due for another 3 months, we shall wait to see if history repeats itself….

Phoenix stacked at Paignton.

Entry filed under: Belatarr, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, HWV Extended Family, Mingus, Observations, Phoenix, Shows. Tags: , , , , , , , , .

Minehead: officially above water once again. Red Letter Day!

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  • 1. Karen  |  04/08/2010 at 10:17

    Thank you for the congrats – we had a lovely day. Mingus looked very good and I had been wondering if he would pip us to the place!!


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