No, not that kind of showing. Sorry. What I mean is that I decided to get Roxie out into the show ring today. The Sacramento Valley Weim Club was having a “B” Conformation Match today which is mostly just for fun and no points toward championship are awarded (for the gray dogs). It was held locally about 10 minutes from my house so I decided to bring Roxie down to see the club folks that haven’t seen her in a long time.
I entered her in the non-regular class for Field Trial dogs, or in Roxie’s case, hunt test. She was the only dog entered so she won 1st place! YAY ROXIE!! :). I also entered myself into the Adult Showmanship class for newbies. Basically, like the Juniors class, this is for adult newbies to learn how to handle and be judged on their handling skills. The dog is not judged therefore a disqualifying dog like Roxie can be shown. In our area, we have juniors handling long hair Weimaraners as well, but not today.
I took first place in the newbie class (out of two dogs) and took second in the best of Adult Showmanship class behind Esteri, an Intermediate handler. Which is exactly how it should be. I need more practice. Below is video of the Adult Showmanship classes. But don’t look at me, look at Roxie and see how she moves.
*note, Roxie doesn’t really like showing so her tail is usually down and her head isn’t proud and tall when gaiting around the ring*. Now, put a bird in front of her nose and she’s a different dog!
So, you might be asking why I entered her in this show? Well, as a breeder breeding for quality blue Weims (and grays), I feel it is important for the general Weim public to see that there are good quality blues out there. Far too often, I hear from the anti-blue activists that all blues are poorly bred, can’t hunt and have terrible conformation. This is just not true! There are so many great blues out there and the more we get out there and show them off, whether it be in the ring or in the field, the more people will see that these are beautiful dogs worthy of being called WEIMARANER.
Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox now.
That’s all for today.