I haven’t had time to post about the Golden Retriever Main Specialty Show that we had in February. This is one show in the year that I try not to miss. Always wonderful breed specialist judges from the UK and great atmosphere altogether with close to 100 participants.
I entered Boston (Meiepere Oh How Happy) in Champion class for the first time at a specialty and almost regretted it as he managed to shed most of his coat couple of weeks before the show. To my big surprise he won the class and ended up as Best Male 2! To say I was happy is an understatement 😉
Prim (Soft Soul Heart Of Love) was entered in puppy class (7 months at the time). She was not placed (11 bitch puppies) but got a lovely critique from the judge. I love how she can relax just anywhere she is and that she did that in the show ring as well while waiting to her turn to be judged.
Saara (Meiepere Paris In The Rain), the momma of our “Love” litter, was entered in a large open class (14 bitches). She wasn’t placed but showed her socks off (first time back in the ring after her litter last April). Saara was so happy to be shown, with her nonstop tail wagging and playful silly temperament while waiting to be judged. Hoping to show Saara more in the upcoming shows this summer.
Some of our “Love” litter youngsters were also entered in junior classes.
Luna (Lakebrook Love To Soft Soul – owned by Mari-Liis Rihkrand and Sirli Ottis) was placed second in bitches junior class (out of 11).
The boys weren’t placed but showed themselves nicely and had a lovely show experience.
We are also super proud of Boston’s son Sparky (Soft Soul Heart Of Heaven) who did wonderfully at the show with being Best Of Breed Puppy and BIS Puppy III! Congratulations to the owners and the breeder Mari-Liis Rihkrand!
This spring we won’t take part in too many shows. Prim will start field training and Boston is busy with his therapy dog work and nose work training. We will also try to take Boston’s field work to the next level and try to take part in some Field Trials.