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I had a brilliant day too. I wasn't showing this year, so that allowed me nore freedom of movement around the show, and I saw things that I normally miss when I have dogs there. No wonder they call it the greatest dog show in the world. Roll on Crufts 2014.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day too. We showed our 17 month old who, for once, behaved himself rather well (for him), both in the ring and out, and accepted lots of fussing from many people as we walked round the stands. Did some shopping, saw lots of old friends and took the best dog home as always:)))
The travelling was pretty good too for a change...left home at 5.00 am and was home by 5.45 pm.
Watched Best in Show on TV last night but still have Thursday,Friday and Saturday to catch up on.
I agree, although I saw some lovely dogs, Jamie (who is also my boy's daddy), is a beautiful dog and deserved to win. Hopefully, I'll be there with Rigsby next year and I can't wait. I spent too much money, though.
I too had a very enjoyable time on Saturday - spent mostly at the IRWS ring. Watched some of the judging, did a two hour stint on the Breed Stand and was completely talked out by the time I got home at 6.30pm. The thing about the Breed Stand is that you meet so many people interested in the breed, answer their many and varied questions, hand out information leaflets and tempt them with all the breed goodies. I must say were had a financially successful day and sold out of some lines! Sorry I only got as far as the Irish Setter benches but hey! did you see that gorgeous big framed picture on the big stand of Paul (Somebody, forgot his name) The one with the two Irish Setters frolickiing along a beach? It was £150 and I would have liked it if I had a wall big enough to hang it on.... and hadn't spent a lot on a bronze Moon-gazing Hare...;o]))
A day at Crufts is never long enough for all the stuff you'd like to do and anyway could the feet stand it?? <vbg>
I had never been to a dog show so thought i'd start with the best, what a lovely day so many beautiful Setters, i spent most time at Irish dogs ring, didn't have a clue what was going on but there always seemed some very nice people ready to explain things to me, some very friendly dogs who were keen to have a fuss as they went past, just seemed like heavan to me (",)
I watched it on tv,all of it! I have square eyes now.
I couldn't make it this tear ,I will be seventy next year and I am determined to be there and to meet all the lovely setters and their servants.
Thank you for the comments about Bella ( Neathamill Isabella at Clonageera). Of course, I agree with your nephew and think he should start training to be a judge as he has good instincts!
It wasn't me handling her, however, but my much more experienced friend. I was very pleased that she did so well in a large class on her first visit to Crufts.