Sunday, 3 June 2012

Dog Show

Even though Lindor's big fundraiser is less then a week away and I have a few things still to do, I'm pretty organized and now its just down to the last minute details, baking and food prep. So I took some time off to go to the Labrador Owner's Dog Show in Cambridge. I've never been to a dog show before although I've always been interested in judging and conformation since I was in 4-H clubs way back when.
I met Linda from AppleMeadow Kennels and she told me many interesting things about showing and breeding top quality Labradors. It is a labour of love for these dedicated breeders who are only interested in producing the highest quality of animals in their lines. They take the time to make sure that the dogs are free from genetic problems and combine lines that will produce friendly and lovable companions to their owners for years to come.
Here she is showing Wellington, a chocolate male.
Of course, as you know, I'm partial to chocolates.
Isn't he beautiful?

I thought I would try picking my favourite in a class of 4. With only a few dogs entered, surely I had a chance of "guessing" the winner correctly. Unfortunately, my pick ended up 4th! I guess I have a lot to learn. It takes years to acquire the knowledge that these breeders have acquired and I really admire their passion for this wonderful breed of dogs.