Jan 26, 2008

Best Of Breed!

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.

6 comments:

Joan of Argghh! said...

What an elegant creature! Congrats!

Gordo said...

Congratulations! What an amazing face! Belle, too! ;-)

meno said...

What a gorgeous dog!

Irrelephant said...

Thanks, Joan! Watching her going about her day I can see why the Art Deco period was so filled with Borzoi.

*g* Gordo, you're one of the few to notice the tie-in. Most everyone likes to walk up and say "Hey, you look so sad! Why the long face?" After the seventh or eighth time you hear that at a dog show you're ready to stop being a smiling breed ambassador. *lol*

Thank you, Meno! She's such a surprise, even after having her for a year and a half. She's so NOT the usual dog.

Scott from Oregon said...

she needs an "ambience fan" bloowing a nice breeze across her when she shows...

Like a Clairol commercial, only with dead fleas in the water...

Maggie said...

every time i see a photo of her i am amazed at her beauty. congratulations!