Wednesday, December 9, 2009

National Dog Show

As it is every year, the National Dog Show was fantastic. Each category had a bunch of competition. And every year I try to pick the winners in each group and the Best in Show, and I normally get two groups wrong, but I have yet to get the Best In Show wrong.


Ch. Tolkien Raintree Mr. Baggins

There was plenty of competition in the Herding group. A wonderful group of dogs, but the ones that really stood out for me was the Bearded Collie, Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, and Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The first three were my picks. I think that this Bearded Collie, just stood out from all of the others. A certain runner in the Best of show.


Ch. Casbar’s Hart to Hart J.H.

There weren't as many dogs in Sporting that really stood out, except the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, and the Irish Red and White Setter. I think that it was a close placing between the Lab and Golden, but the Lab charged past the Golden and took first place. I also think that the Irish Red and White Setter will do better when they have shown at Nationals more often. The breeders aren't going to know if their dog is going to do good unless it's up against competition, but by next year the breed may do better, I think.


Ch. Kepley's Showbiz Razzle Dazzle

The non-sporting group was really a shut out. The Bulldog walked into the ring and she should of just walked right in to first place. Although I did think that the Dalmatian was a pretty thing, the Bulldog showed off all of her stuff and got the place that she, her owner, groomer, breeder and handler deserved.


Ch. Kimro's Soldier Boy

There were quite a few dogs in the toy group this year and yes, every year I have missed the dog in this group. I was really going for the Chinese Crested, but the judges know what they are doing. That's why I leave it to them. I am not really a big fan of the toy group, so I really don't know what I should be looking for in them. I guess I should work on it before next year.


Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot

It was almost decided before she entered the room. The Scottish Terrier is a beautiful dog. She showed off everything that you should look for in a Scottie. I don't think that I even picked any other dogs. I was going for her the whole time and she did it.


Ch. Celestial CJ's Hearts On Fire

This was the other group that I got wrong. I really liked the 15 in. Beagle, but since I can only judge by looks, I probably won't get them all right. This dog showed the best though. He was the closest dog to his breed standard and that is what the judges look for.


Ch. Allure Blazing Star Alisaton

The working group was probably the toughest class to judge. From the Rottweiler to the Alaskan Malamute, from the Doberman Pinscher to the Bernese Mountain Dog. I was going for the Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Bernese Mountain Dog, and the Saint Bernard. Only the best dog in the group wins, and that is why the Dobie won. This dog displayed all of the muscles and strength that they should. I love watching these dogs work, play, and run.

Best In Show

Ch. Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot

Best In show (BIS) was a tough class. I really loved the Scottie, Dobie, and the Bearded Collie. In the end it went to the Scottie who showed off her stuff. This was her 100th Best In Show. All I can say is well deserved.

Well, now I have to wait a whole year until the next show. And there is only one thing that I can say.

I Can't Wait!

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