There's lots of "waiting" involved. Just chillin' in your own cozy kennel. some pups are snooze, some pups watch, and some bark & howl....a lot! Mom said when she got there, there was a group howl that were really cool - like a Siberian Symphony!
And of course, potty breaks.... Lots of potty breaks....
Then there's the grooming. All that bathing, blow-drying, brushing, & primping, cause a show dog's gotta look their best!
At last, your group is called and you enter the ring with your handler...
(That's Lisa in the dark suit with CB showing in Seniors)The most fun part is when you get to run around in the ring, head held high, struttin' your stuff! (Mom's pic was fuzzy, so she jazzed it up to capture the feeling)
You look sharp while the others do their runs, cause everyone's looking at YOU!
You're a STAR!
Doesn't CB look awesome?
This is Cassio, he's from Moo's home kennel, Liyaza. He took 2nd place....And this is Broker, he is the father of my nephew, Dodge (who's a Polargold husky now)
Handsome guy, huh?Do woo know why show dogs look so alert? The secret is that the handler doles out tasty little treats for good behavior! ("Baiting" the dog)
After woo leave the ring, there are kisses from mom for being such a good boy...
....and more tasty little treats.
Winners get their pictures taken (does this little biped look like she's had a long day, or what?)
...and you go back to your kennel for a snooze.
The bipeds watch more groups...
Or wander around and say hi to friends.
There's lots of cool stuff to check out...
...and lots of beawootiful huskies walking around to admire
Some even get a ringside seat...
...and some just chill on the carpet
and some pups do "people watching", exchanging smiles!
"Hi there!"Well, that's pretty much how mom's day went. There's plenty of other activities that go on, too. Mom said it was pretty exciting to see her first dog show. We gave her a good sniffing - she must have pet a lot of dogs.
We'll post pictures of some of the obedience trials tomorrow.
Today there is a sled race at the Nationals - they'll put that snow to good use! With the bad weather, we are keeping our paws crossed everyone leaving the Nationals will have safe drives home.
a-roos to yous, & toodle, woo!
Jack a-roo & Miss Moo