The Kitaco Team had quite the weekend at the Forrester Park All Breeds show in chilly Dunedin, topping off an eventful weekend with a Group win for Narci and Age of Group wins for Nikita and Kyrie.
Bit of a rocky start to the weekend. Only Kyrie and Tara managed to place in Show 1 on Saturday, taking Puppy and Baby Puppy of Breed respectively. Having set the bar for Dad, Narci took the Dog Challenge and Reserve of Breed in Show 2, with Kyrie taking the Puppy of Breed again. Tara slept through the second show. We decided 2 big shows in one day was too much for a little pup just learning the ropes.
Day 2 and on to the Benefit Show. We played the theme from "Rocky" to the dogs on the way to the venue and gave them a pep talk. Worked a treat! Narci strutted around the ring like he owned it and took Best of Breed and the Dog Challenge, Kyrie was wonderful and full of beans despite the cold (the judge called her naughty!) but not only took the Bitch Challenge and her first CC, she also went on to take Reserve of Breed. The Kitaco team rounded out their wins with Tara taking Baby Puppy again (the judge was particularly impressed with her "lovely head") and Nikita taking NZ Bred of Breed.
So, on to the Group and Narci blew us away by taking the Best in Group. Not to be outdone by dad, Kyrie also took the Puppy of Group and then Nikita went on to take the NZ Bred of Group as well.
So proud of our Kitaco kids. Thanks also to our star Junior Handler, Charly Houtos, for her expert handling and assistance, and to Laraine Houtos for the loan of her awesome chair!