We’ve just come back home with a second place on the exhibition. To start off Emily got excellent marks (On the German judge report it’s marked as “V” which stands for “Vorzüglich”) and in addition she got the Reserve German Champion addition (On the German judge report it’s called “Res.-Anw. Dt. Ch. VDH”). Ofcourse preparations were maticulous and precise. All the paperwork, injections, passport, chip, leash an the whole works was tiptop except for one tiny thing…..
We totally forgot to train that with her (or better said I forgot to train that with her). As far as she’s concerned regarding me, all I want from her is to sit and lie down on command. And as you might guess, that’s all she did in the ring. Sit, lie down and even play dead, Oh my God! I was so embarrased (but hey, how would I know, first timer for me to run a show alone. Normally the wife does that).
So much for the possible CAC-CACIB and/or BOB. But she still got excellent marks and that’s also worth alot, and for me a wise lesson learned. Never think you are prepared for everything, because something always can come up.
The Certificate of Participation is also on Emily’s Homepage under the achievements, and the Judge Report is linked in this newspost (and here again for conveniency).