We have since come to the agreement that we will NEVER do this in summer again!
That said, we did very well!
Check out the show report on our website.
For those who don't completely understand how dog shows work, here's a quick summary of how we did:
Mendel got "Reserve Winners Dog" on 5 out of 5 days. This means he beat all the boys competing in the classes, except for one - the one who got the points.
Frustrating, yes. Encouraging, yes.
Friday was a Specialty show (large Saturday and Sunday entries followed) and there were a lot of really nice dogs entered. For Mendel to have beaten all those dogs but one at 8 month of age, on the leash of an out-of-shape handler with only 4 months of experience under her belt, the weekend was really quite spectacular. Points-shmoints... that's what we say. :) It's definitely opened my eyes to just how lucky I am to have lucked into such an awesome dog. (cuz I already knew he was the sweetest white fluff ball I knew)