Gavin and Bailey were shown for the first time in the working-dog classes. The Working-dog classes are for dog over 2 years of age and schh titled. Since Gavin only recently turned two he hasn’t had the chance to compete in this class. He did very well competing against older very-seasoned show dogs. Gavin is now V rated, excellent. Gavin was expertly handled by 14-year old David Piotrowski, and no one stacks Gavin better then David did! Where was my camera? I left it at home on purpose. I needed to stay focused on Bailey and Gavin. Gavin is such a sweet dog, he would lick his handlers ear whenever he would set him up, wag his tail when the judge checked his teeth and testicles, he even loved it when the judge measured him. He is a happy, happy dog and so much fun to live with. Again thank you Lorie for letting us borrow him!
Bailey is the second dog in the above photo. Her first time shown in the working classes she showed her little heart out along with super handling by Shak Williams worked her way up to 2nd place earning her V rating.
Crystal did the off-lead gaiting with both Bailey and Gavin. Actually she did it twice with Gavin because the dog that ended up placing 3rd place did not want to gait with his handler so everyone had to do it again. Crystal was a nervous wreck as this was her first time doing this….and let me tell you no one would have guessed. Her and Bailey looked fabulous together and I know it helped contribute to her high placement. OH..and we were also complimented by the judge on both Bailey and Gavin for the good double handling….eeeeehhhh… who would have guessed we would get a comment like that!?!