Last weekend we went to the Southern Counties Show in Newbury, which be about 30 minutes drive from home. It be a big Championship show. My breeders be there with my brother Mick.
Here's Mick strutting his stuff!
As you see, he be bigger and more muscly than skinny ribs me. He winned best Airedale puppy dog (boy), then best Airedale puppy (so you should guess by that that me didn't win Airedale puppy bitch!).
And then it beed my turn. Here me be with mummy. There was 3 of us in the class. There was supposed to be 5, but 2 didn't come for some reason or another.
Me getted a third out of three, tee hee! Ah well, somebody got to be last. If you compare me to the other puppies, you can see that me looks a lot less mature, and me still has lots of paler puppy coat rather than the deep tan they has on their legs. Both the other girlies be 1 this month, so this was probably their last show in puppy class, cos it only be up to 12 months.
Me behaved like a little angel though, everybody telled me that, and me had fun which is the main thing.
Also, by getting placed third (even though that be last in this case), me has qualified for Crufts next March!
Even though it costed quite a few pennies to enter, they didn't give out rosettes, meanies!
Yesterday there beed a fun dog show at a village fete near home. Me entered any variety puppy. There beed about 11 or 12 of us altogether of all shapes and sizes. Here me be standing nicely as you can see, tee hee!
Here the judge be giving me a good look over. He has to check teeth, eyes, ears, muscle, bone, coat and so on to see how good we be. Me be very used to standing still now and me enjoys the attention. Only thing is, sometimes me tries to give judges kissies if their faces get close enough, tee hee!
A bit later Big Harry went in for best veteran. That be doggies over 7 years old. Me thinks there beed 8 or 9 doggies in his class. We no knows if Big Harry has ever done showing, but he seemed a natural.And look at him move! He really no acts like he be 11. He went charging across the ring and back.
We getted SO much attention all day from everyone from toddlers to grannies. Lots of people said their grandparents used to have an Airedale, or old people said they had one as a child (we hears this a LOT!).
Me had to enter any variety not separately classified (AVNSC) Terrier Junior (from 6 - 18 months). There beed 3 of us in the class; me, a Bull Terrier and a Smooth Fox Terrier. Me getted 2nd place!
Phew, so that be all the show news for now. Me has another show next Sunday, that be the West of England & South Wales Airedale Terrier Club show. Lots of Airedales, whee! Mick be entered too, and me thinks our sissy Lottie coming to cheer us on.