Well, it looks like I've been truly lazy (or busy?) the past couple of months! Therefore, I have two show weekend updates... starting off with our last show on January 18th under judges Edward Pickering and John Forbes from Australia. Juno and Monroe both got 2 CCs each, with Monroe going BOB both times and Juno reserve to him twice. Here are some pictures from that show... and as you can see, the hooligan was being a hooligan again, as usual.
On to the next piece of news... last week, we had one of our biggest show weekends of the year, 6 shows in total although my dogs only managed to show up at 5 of them owing to "unforeseen circumstances"... First of all, Juno (Lucidity's Defying Gravity) gained her first CC at over 12 months old (totalling 5 CCs now!) and finished her Malaysian Championship!! This makes her my very first homebred champion, and from my very first litter, too.
It was definitely a cause for celebration since it took me so long just to figure out how to get her to stop jumping and barking in the ring and start acting like a real show dog! It took me so long, that by the time I did, it was already the very last show of the weekend. LOL. Not a moment too late, though... since it was in that show that she won her CC!
Secondly, my handsome boy Monroe (Bonitos Companeros Rednex of Lucidity's) broke records by winning 5 BOBs from ALL 5 shows that he was entered in... at only 10 months old!! WOOHOO!! So freaking proud of my baby boy. He was the youngest Cavalier in the ring, and one of the youngest amongst the junior dogs... but still managed to win BEST JUNIOR IN GROUP under judge Hiromi Takahashi from Japan! Big rosette for my big boy :D
The best part of it all was tonnes of random people who came up to me to compliment Monroe. Many of them were of the opinion that he is the best Cavalier that they've seen in Malaysia. And that is a HUGE deal since Cavaliers have been shown in Malaysia for decades! So damn proud of Monroe. He is really an unbeatable package -- a combination of GREAT breed type, lovely head and expression, and most importantly: dead sound movement.
None of this would have been possible if his breeders, Markus and Klaus didn't take a leap of faith on a relative newcomer! Am so excited about Monroe... I think there are gonna be lots more exciting stuff in store for us! We might make an appearance in Thailand later this year... stay tuned.
This is where I update news on shows that any of my dogs are entered in, or shows at which I'm just a spectator.