Sunday, 8 June 2008

Dog Show Roundup!

Hi hi everyone. Me hopes you all be having a nice weekend. Me has been to a few shows the last few weekend so me thought me would update you all!

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!).

Here he be on the right in the line up for Best Airedale boy. The others be the winners from the other classes like Junior, Post Graduate and Open.

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.

Daddy taked the photos but he didn't have the zoomy lens so the photos no be great.

Me had to stand so the judge could look at me and feel me, then move around the ring. Here me be standing back with the others.

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!

Waiting for the judge to look at me. When we were in the ring, a big bunch of majorettes/band started up and it beed so loud, that's why my tail not be too happy.

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!

Ooops, my tail still be down. It popped up when me be moving round the ring, but not when me beed standing right next to that noisy band.

Anyway, me still managed 4th place out of 11, so pretty good me thinks. The doggies that got 1st - 3rd all beed beautiful. A Red Setter winned and she was stunning.

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.

Aw, look at my fuzzy big brother. He had been in the bath in the morning, so he beed extra fluffy and cute looking.

And look at him move! He really no acts like he be 11. He went charging across the ring and back.

And he getted first prize! Mummy and daddy be so proud of him, and as you can see, he be pretty pleased with himself!

Here we be posing. Me knows me looks a bit snooty, but me no be jealous of Big Harry's red rosette, me be concentrating on the biscuit daddy beed dangling.

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!).

And this morning, me wented to Thames Valley Canine Society show in Slough. No photos cos mummy and me went on our own cos daddy wanted a lie in!

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.

Cassidy x


Snowball said...

Congratulations, Harry and Cassidy.

I think both of you did very well in the dog show.


Gus said...

Congratulations Harry and Cassidy! Wow. We are very impressed with both of you, and like the idea that we have famous friends in England. You guys look great in the photos. Have lots of fun


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Congratulations to both of you! Of course, you (Cassidy) deserve to be first place in EVERY catagory!

Way to go, big Harry! Show those young whippersnappers that you still have what it takes!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Faya said...

Félicitations ! Vous êtes de vrais champions et ici on est fière de vous. Bravo ! Gros bisous et vive la fête ! Faya & Véronique

Finni said...

Well Done both of you. Those shows look like a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing you at Crufts!!!!!

Finni xx

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

wow.... Congratulations Harry and Cassidy!...
send a you a big hug

Gus and Louie said...

That is awesome.. You guys did great. We are so proud of you all..

big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Joe Stains said...

I could see how a dumb marching band could make you a little upset, it sure would do the same to me. Congrats on both of your wins, Harry did look like a cute fuzzball!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy and Harry!
Congratulations! Sure you did great at those shows! I am very proud of you!
Kisses and hugs

Peanut said...

Cassidy we are impressed with your wins. You are turning into quite the show gal. Congrats to big Harry. We are proud of him

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh looked like ya had sooo much fun at the shows!! And good weather to boot???!!!

I wouldn't keep my tail up either if there were loud scary things!! I think you were very brave!!!

AND HARRY!!! Gettin' up there and struttin' his stuff like he's been doin' it forever?? And winning first place?? That dog has class!!!

Congratulations to the both of you on your hard work!!!!

Aire kissies and hugs...


Asta said...

Congwatulations!!!! Cassidy you awe going to have so many wosettes in youw footoowe, I'm weally Glad Hawwy gotted a fiwst!!! He should be pwoud..I bet it's cause he's so happy wif all of you!

Love to a ll of you
smoochie kisses

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, congratulations to you both! I'm surprised that Harry actually won 1st place considering that he's not been showed before! Well, it looks like he's got chance to win more ribbons next time eh? Hehehe! You look bootiful by the way Cas.

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

Huskee Boy said...

Congrats to the both of you! I think you have both done remarkably well...

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Congrats to both of you! You guys did great!

Cassidy, its fine if you didnt get the first place. We still think you are the best and the most beautiful.

Boy n Baby

Anonymous said...

Harry way to go use sore use haven't done this be4, so glad use won 1st. place and use look sews cute all fluffy. Cassidy don't worry use are #1 in my book, I am sore use will get 1st. place in many shows, and wow use qualified for Cruffts. Way to go girly, Mom & Dad must be sews proud of use both, and Oscar is smiling from ear to ear.
Hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies

Mango said...

You guys did great! I love Harry showing off in his fuzzy coat. I had to go to a dog show once, but I didn't much care for it, but maybe I should reconsider since my identical twin brother, Flyod went to the shows a lot and wound up fathering two litters already!


Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Cassidy...that is pawsome news! And qualifying for Crufts - WOW WOW WOW!!! How excitering! Oh and congrats to Harry too - W00t!

Can't wait to hear about your next show.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Jake of Florida said...

Congratulations you two!!! Harry, you are an adorable lovable veteran, and Cassidy, a sweetie pie up-and-comer. We "beed" very proud to know you both.

Wiey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Gus and Louie said...

I must admit the first couple of times I went out I ate poop to but since then I am fixated on the sheep. It is all in the chase.
Louie waited for Lori to come out of the sheep pen and he cleaned her shoes for her... That Louie is such a goofy kid...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Molly and Gertrude said...

WELL DONE guys! That's brilliant! You really look the part in the ring - Harry like a refined gent and Cassidy like a smart young girl. She will go places that little girl!

It looks as though it was a lovely day too - what a great day out and what an achievement.

Love Molly and Gertrude

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we never,I mean YOU BOTH ARE CELEBRITIES!!!!! Harry you look like such a handsome chap!! And you little Princess like an angel!! And CRUFTS!!!(Archie has just fainted simply having a friend that will be there) Huge smoochies from both of us( well Archie will as soon as I get the smelling salts) Love A+A

Gaia the Airedale said...

Congrats to you both!! You both strutted your stuff and got great places! Cant wait to see how you do next Sunday!

puppy breath,

mommy told me to tell you both everytime you talk of England and post pics of it, she wants to go back more and more! She gabs about it all the time. I told her she HAS to take me though hehe

Stanley said...

Big sloppy goober smooches of congratulations to both of you!!!! Cassidy, you are getting so much experience and growing into a big girl! Can't wait to hear more about your shows!

Harry, my Boy! You really ARE a natural at this show thing. What else have you been keeping from us, hmmmmm?

Goober love,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

We're so proud of you 2. :) you're great!

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

Well done you two. You're both so clever and Harry you're a natural matie.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy
ps..we love that photo of the 2 of you with your ribbons.

ToFFee said...

wow oh wow! congratulations on your new winnings!

I'm sure your pawrents are very proud! I'm proud too!

Heres to more ribbons!!!!!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Harry! Cassidy!!

You both look great! And Woohoo Harry! You got first! I hope one day I can be as awesome as you two and win ribbons! Do you get to eat the ribbons and tear them up?

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Kirby said...

WOW, your parents must be so proud of both of you! Two award winning dogs, woo hoo!!! You both look so great in your showings. I'm so happy when Airedales win!!!

Your pal,

Boo said...

congratulations to you two. yeah, big harry IS big!

wet wet licks


Jessie and Jake said...

Wow we so proud to know you guys - that is sooo impressive - congratulations - you guys are sooo good!

Anonymous said...

congrats the both of you! especially dear harry<3


Well Done Cassidy and Harry!! You both look so proud of your rosettes and it sounds like you had fun. We enjoyed reading this post and look forward to more show updates.

Deetz said...

That photo of you two with your winning ribbons is fantastic. I am going to have my mum frame that one and put it in a frame for when she gets my bedroom all painted and stuff. Hopefully one day I will have a wall of photos of all my bloggie friends. Mum is lazy though so it may be forever.
So proud of you both

Miss Ellie and Baz said...

Woooo hoooooo
Great job Harry and Cassidy. Showing not be easy thing.
Great job to your mummy to cause you both looked beautiful.

Miss Ellie and Bazzy xxx

Bogart said...

You two are AMAZING!!! I loved the photo of Harry charging around the show ring, he's really a NATURAL!!!

And you're such a pretty girl Cassidy, I have a feeling there are a LOT more rosettes in your future!!!!


Molly and Taffy said...


You are such a pretty young lady now. You are doing so well your Mummy must be so proud of you.

Molly x



Well I must say you looked very handsome in your class at the dog show. VETERAN!!! you are still in your prime, you deserved to beat everybody paws down.

Taffy (I must be a veteran too!! but don't tell anybody that!)

Molly and Taffy said...
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You guys sure do a lot of shows and I bet you love it. You are pawsomee. Congratulations to both of you but Harry YOU ROCK!! -- always wanted to say that.

Love ya Mona

The G-Dales said...

Totally Pawesome! We are so proud to know such famous show doggies! And Big Winners, too!

Congrats to you guys.....

Airesnaps and pawslaps and lots of aire kisses....

Rock on You guys!

The 3 G-Dales are routing for you!

The G-Dales said...

Totally Pawesome! We are so proud to know such famous show doggies! And Big Winners, too!

Congrats to you guys.....

Airesnaps and pawslaps and lots of aire kisses....

Rock on You guys!

The 3 G-Dales are routing for you!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh nice job Cassidy and Harry! Tia and I are so proud of you two!

Jackson said...

Hey pals, congrats to you both! That photo of you with the rosettes is pawsome! Jx

Pippa said...

Well done both of you. Top performance by Harry.


Patience-please said...

Congratulations!!! What FUN for Harry! And Cassidy, our servant has found over the years that the puppies who mature later are the ones who do wonderful and look great in their dotage! Our 14 year old Very Old Dog was a VERY immature looking puppy until he was 2.5 years. You look beautiful!

wags from the whippets

Hercules said...

How bout that Harry! A natural indeed! Congrats to BOTH of you...How fun! Do they keep dale tales a bit longer there? Ours are generally kept quite short!

Love, Hercy

2shibas said...

We are barkless and humbled to be your friends! : )

Wiley & Fievel

Willow the Black Dale said...

You both did an excellent job at your shows! Harry you are a natural, way to go. Cassidy I think you should have won! You are #1 in our eyes! I would have put my taily down too with a marching band around.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

we are so proud of harry...

i hope i can go to a show too... me be breed 'pacco'...

oh yes, we can wait to see u in CRUFTS!!!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Holy Moley! We're sorry we are so late in reading this posting! Congratulations to both of you! This is just wonderful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch