That's right, boys and girls! Aria Svora "Belle" Cascabel took her first breed win today at the Alexandria, LA AKC show! Purple and gold isn't just for LSU anymore!
She earned her first point today, toward a Championship level of 15. For Championship status she's required to win two majors. Today was her first minor win, and next weekend's show in Arkansas is a major. I can't say we'll win but I'm pretty certain we'll place. Small steps, always small steps.
Belle showed well, her fur is looking better than ever before, and her entire attitude today was one of relaxed, almost bored Hound. She even attended the Group competition, but the judge seemed to like his dogs short and long--first through third were Dachshunds. BUT, we were there. The Group ring. *big grin*
The pre-show groom was, as usual, the same regime of fluff and powder and brushes.
Tomorrow's competition is absent, there's no Borzoi but us entered so we're guaranteed a win, but I think I might take the next step and show her myself. Nothing to lose, and I might as well get my feet wet here at home in front of a nominal audience.
Next week, Arkansas. Small steps.