Chuck's Mummy here! I don't often write long ranty posts, but I'm going to, to stand alongside every dog show handler, breeder, and dog. I don't really care if anyone agrees or disagrees but this article makes me absolutely FURIOUS... and here's why: 1) You cannot compare the cruelty of a bullring to Crufts or indeed… Continue reading A response to PETA’s disruption of Crufts…
What an experience! I loved every second - my tail was wagging, I was giving everyone lots of kisses and cuddles, mum felt sick with nerves and I came second in my class! You can see the results listed here - I'm Tough Cookie at Bolhaus. It was a long, long day for the humans. … Continue reading Crufts 2018
Not all shows offer rosettes, when you qualify for Crufts, you can apply for a qualification rosette as you don't automatically get given one just for qualifying. It's not necessary, but it's a nice touch. For many of us, it's a big deal to even qualify. So we got the rosette, it arrived in June,… Continue reading It arrived!
So, being incredibly unprepared (but incredibly well groomed), off we went to Wales for the WTA Championship Show. It's a breed championship, so only WTs. Now, I only entered one class. Postgraduate Dog. This was because in previous shows, mummy learned that if you enter more than one class, win one but get beaten in… Continue reading WT Association Champ. Show
Apparently you can't just say "nice chap, isn't he?"... There's a whole vocabulary of doggy anatomy when judges look at us, and it's called "Points of the Dog". In America, it's called Conformation. People say things about me, which mummy didn't understand, like "good stifle". WHAT? I've got a nice stifle. Where is that? So...… Continue reading Points of the Dog
Second Show ever. Another Open show, another AVNSC class. This time the Oxfordshire And District Canine Society on 5 March 2017. More on offer for AV Terriers here, so we entered me into Postgraduate Dog and Open Dog. I was the only entrant in AVNSC PGD and won the class, only to come third (!)… Continue reading Oxfordshire Show
In January, we started going to Ringcraft classes. Primarily to socialise me better after I got into a few fights over the Summer last year. Also, I quite like 'standing' and everyone always said how nicely I stood. After all, 90% of a dog show is just standing in a lineup, right?! I've attended Crufts… Continue reading Starting a Show Career
I haven't posted in a few weeks. I've been so busy that I haven't had the time to dictate my thoughts to my secretary to type up... The big news is all about Crufts 2015, obviously. I know it doesn't float everyone's boat. Not everyone thinks "show" dogs are treated well, or that any animal… Continue reading Crufts 2015
Mummy had to go to the garden centre yesterday to buy a spade to get engraved for her school's special turf-cutting ceremony. I told her that she didn't need to buy a special spade when I would happily dig a hole for free and I'm definitely special enough without any engraving. When she was at… Continue reading Furry Business & New Yummies!