Ava's first outing as a Junior at a Championship show was a resounding success this weekend at the Buller Kennel Association Shows in Carters Beach.
On Saturday, Ava (Kitaco Smashed Avacado) took Junior of Breed, Reserve of Breed and the Best Bitch CC, clinching her NZ Championship title (Dogs NZ approval pending). Ava had already earned sufficient CC's as a puppy and just needed one more as Junior to officially qualify as a New Zealand Champion, which she did in her very first Champ show as a Junior.
No resting on her laurels for Ava, though. On day two, Ava went one better and took the Best Bitch CC, Junior of Breed and Best of Breed, with Judge, Chris Graham, describing her as a "really lovely little bitch".
Such a great trip and result for Team Kitaco... and speaking of Team Kitaco, it was so much fun to see our Kitaco grandbaby, Sofie (Amara Little Charm of Trouble) make her show debut this weekend, taking Best Baby Puppy of Group. Little Sofie is the spitting image of her mum, Ali, (Kitaco's Ali Kazam) and we have high hopes that she will achieve a similar level of success in the ring as her parents.