Monday, April 5, 2010

Great Joint Terrier show

For weeks now, Kay has been stripping and plucking BOTH of us for the Airedale Speciality Show. I've had a tonne of fluffy hair pulled out so that I will look all sleek and showy. Here we are getting ready for the final assault on legs, face and tummy.

Gracie had to put up with even more than me, cause she is such a fluffy puppy. We were both quite over it by the day the show arrived.

But it was all worth it, because we looked very smart and respectable. It was my first show and Gracie's second and we did very well. Here's me trotting around to win Best Australian Bred Bitch - okay, I was the only one in the class! But still, I'm looking pretty good.

Here's Gracie easily winning her best Puppy in Show class... yep, the only one in her class too!

Gracie did go on to win Best Bitch in the Parade - she actually beat a couple of older champion girls to win that - so we were all impressed. I got runner-up to Gracie - I even beat two others. Amazing!

Gracie went on to win Best Gaited and together we won best Parent and Progeny.

People raved about Gracie and what a lovely puppy she was and how well she moved and how well trained and calm she was. She just took everything in her stride.

Kay was very happy with our results and how well we both behaved. Neil secretly wished he was home playing with his motorcycles... fair enough, I would have rather been having a good run in the park.

He had to take me into the ring when both of us had to go in - it was his first time too. We did good for a couple of newbies who would rather be elsewhere!

All in all, it was a great day and lots of fun to catch up with all our Airedale pals.


  1. Congratulations to both of you! Great job!
    We loved your video!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Well done you two. We wish we were there to watch but had to attend a family lunch.
    Next time we'll be there to cheer you on.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

  3. Wow, well done! We are so proud of you. Best Parent and Progeny sounds like a wonderful achievement for.
    Hey, who is barking so much in the video? Is is one of you guys? Whoever it is, it made us bark a lot too!

  4. Congratulations -

    Good job - you both did really well can't wait for the next show.


  5. Well done to you two fine looking Airedales.

    Miss Ellie and Baz