Our lovely Lady (Aust Ch Nightwood Tsarina at Alucard (Imp AUST)), NZ"s only Russian Toy, continues to impress judges across NZ. On Sunday. under Judge Allan Stretton, Lady took a well deserved Best of Group, and Junior of Group in Show 3 at the Nelson Open Shows in the competant hands of his co-owner, Amba Waghorn. Naturally, she took Best of Breed in all three shows, as well.
Although we'd planned a much larger contingent of entries in Nelson (doing our bit to help get all these new NZ judges qualified in this bizzare post COVID-19 world we live in now) a last minute change in boring old "day job" committments meant the smaller team was left in the capable hands of Amba and Jenny, as Tracey had to stay back for work in Chirstchurch.
The reduced team did very well, however, with Toby (El-Toro Tobias at Teddee) taking Best of Breed in Show 1 and Show 3, Intermediate of Breed in all three shows and Intermediate of Group in Show 1 (followed by a comedy perfomance in Show 3 where he decided lying on his back would look cuter in the Group lineup than standing on all fours like a show dog, LOL). His antics didn't win him any ribbons, but it won him plenty of fans and all the spectators got a laugh.
Despite an upset tummy (she got to the water bowl in Nelson before we could swap it out with bottled water!) Ava (Kitaco Smashed Avocado) took Best Bitch and Reserve Best of Breed in show 1, Reserve Bitch in Show 2 and Best Puppy of Breed in all three shows. By show 3, she was a tired little girl, but Judge Allan Stretton was so impressed by her that he took the time to stop us on the way out of the ring to comment on how lovely she was and how much he was looking forward to seeing her mature.
Alice (Kitaco Jappy Jalepeno) took Best Junior Bitch in all three shows and Reserve Best Bitch in Show 1 and Show 3.
Great shows, despite some pretty wild weather early in the day. Thanks to the Nelson Kennel Association for putting on a great day, with well managed show (lots of elbow bumping instead of handshaking and many laughs to go with them), yummy food and very friendly and good-sport exhibitors.