It’s official! Spanky is a show dog.
For his debut, we competed in the Southern Maryland Kennel Club Dog Show at the Bel Alton Fairgrounds on July 2, 2011. Thanks to Pat Jarvis for the wonderful photos!
The show catalog and results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011172903/201117290336300.HTM
We arrived early so I could walk Spanky around a bit and let him get used to things. He was THRILLED to be there. I had to keep a 2-3 foot radius from the other dogs though, because as far as Spanky was concerned, the dog show was some new and fabulous dog park. He couldn’t wait to meet all the people and other dogs.
He moved out and gaited just like we practiced and wagged his happy little tail the whole time.
For our 2nd show, we went to the Catoctin Kennel Club Dog Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds on July 7, 2011. Thanks to Kim Blankenship for the wonderful photos!
The show catalog and results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011241003/201124100336300.HTM
Such a busy-body: watching all the other breeds in the ring while we waited our turn.
By the time it was our turn, Spanky was wiped, but he stacked up and and gave it his all.
The judge won points from Spanky by squeaking a little toy to get his attention: a big plus in Spanky’s eyes. And Spanky got 1st Place in the 6-9 Month Puppy Dog Class and Reserve Winner’s Dog for his effort!
But we were both very happy to get out of there and into the air conditioned car.
New ribbons for the wall!