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Nov 23

I Got Asked

This was so cool! This lady with Havanese asked me to show one of her dogs for her in Best of Breed. She and I were int he ring together. No one has ever come up to me and asked me to show their dog for them so that was my first time and that was all new for me. The owner handler had won both Winner’s Dog and Winner’s Bitch so she asked me to show one of her Havanese for her.

I was helping her out and doing her  favor. It was pretty awesome to show someone else’s dog. I did really good too. I was asked to handle the dog of the Best of Breed competition and I never handled a ledger dog before so of course the dog didn’t know who the heck I was. He was kind of afraid of me because he doesn’t know ,e It was an awesome day today!

Nov 23

Plant City

Today I showed in Plant City and this was the day I met a really cool girl named Hope. This is the girl that I showed with that had the St. Bernard. Today she had a Pomeranian and today we talked for a long time. She is really nice.

Today I was the only one in my class so of course I got first place. This time there a boy judge. The judge was really nice to me and I did great. I was kinda disappointed that I was the only one in my class but oh well. Teddy and I did awesome.

Then I went in again for competition and what was cool is that I got to be in the ring with Hope. I thought I was going to win the Best Junior Handler competition because the judge was looking at me and Teddy and he was standing there for like five minutes and he was smiling at me. Teddy and I did really good at everything too. This other Junior won with the Golden Retriever. she wins a lot. There were five juniors in the ring. I had a Chihuahua, and then a girl by me had a Beagle, Hope had a Pomeranian and then the other girl had a Greyhound. I did awesome with my table moves too! I want to at least win one competition and beat somebody!

I think the problem today was that I was chewing gum and people could see me chewing gum. Even Rachel saw me and she brought it up. The judge could have seen me chewing on the gum so next time I know not to have gum in my mouth in the ring. But gum helps me not get nervous. There are a lot of people chewing on gum in the ring and they will not win. I think I have seen a couple of girls in the ring that have chewed gum and they didn’t win.

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Tonight’s conformation class was small – There were only three of us. Ms. Mary-Lynn was able to spend a lot of time with me and Teddy and I learned a lot.

She explained how to present the front and the rear of the dog and also how to properly sack on the table. When showing a toy breed dog it must be stacked on a table instead of on the ground. I have watched how a large breed dog’s front legs are pulled under the dog’s shoulder in a parallel position and the rear legs positioned to show angulation. Ms. Mary-Lyn explained how you are supposed to do the same on the table. It’s different then what they do with big dogs show she showed me how to do it on the table. It was confusing at first but I think I understand it. She told me to practice at home in the mirror in my bathroom.

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Today I showed in Brooksville for the first time. At first, I had to go in by myself for the Novice Intermediate class and I did really good. I stacked the dog on the table and then I did a down and back and then a small circle. Of course, I got first place. What’s so weird is that I always win when I am by myself but when I am with other juniors I don’t win.

Then when I went in again with the other juniors for Best Junior Handler I got kinda frustrated with Teddy because he wasn’t stacking for me, he was moving all around. He’s better at free stacking than me getting on the ground and stacking him. There were five juniors in the ring for Best Junior Handler. Four girls and one boy. There were four small dogs and one big dog.

My mom saw me get frustrated with Teddy. I didn’t do very good when I was in the ring with the other juniors. Sometimes I get frustrated a lot. The judge probably saw me get frustrated with the dog. Teddy still did a very good job though. I shouldn’t get really frustrated with the dog. I should be calm and say It’s going to be alright Teddy. Teddy knows I get frustrated with him.

The boy with the Boxer won. He’s really good too because he wins a lot. He’s been showing different kinds of dogs for a very long time. A lot of juniors have been showing for a very long time.

This was my first time showing outside. I had a hard time hearing the judge and it was very hot outside too. My hair would go in my face. You have to dress up nice and present yourself. All of the girls wear a pony tail and their hair is up and out of their face. I didn’t put my hair up because my hair is too short to put in a pony tail. You can loose points if your hair is in your face so that’s probably why I don’t win. They want you to present yourself and look nice.

I’ve never shown outside before so that my first time showing outside.  Great job Teddy. I know a lot about dog showing and that’s good. I’ve learned a lot too.

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