Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Best Puppy in Match

Hi everyone,

Once a month at ringcraft training (where me and mummy go to learn how to show) there's a match night. Basically everyone gets a number, and they are drawn out of a hat in pairs. Each pair are "matched" and after looking at us, checking our teeth, muscles, bones and so on, and seeing us move, the judge picks a winner. All the winners of the first round go back in the hat (the numbers, not the actual dogs, tee hee!) and pairs are drawn again, with the winner going through, and so on until there's a best in show and reserve best in show remaining. There's also a best puppy awarded.

Anyway, at this month's match, I got drawn against a very lovely Rottie girl who's about 3 years old in the first round. The judge did spend a while deliberating after she'd looked at us both (while mummy tried to keep me standing nicely!), but opted for the Rottie. She did come over though and say it was a very tough choice, but age/maturity won the day. Fair enough I think.

But after the first round, there's a competition for best first round loser. There were about 10 dogs in that, and I won! There were some really nice dogs among them too, and not just puppies.

I also winned best puppy in match, whee! Usually a Pointer puppy wins it every month, but not this time.

So here are some photos of me and my prizes. I get to keep the trophy and cup until next month (unless I win them again!).

I also won some dog treats in the raffle, so it was a very lucky night for me and mummy.

Cassidy x


Faya said...

Bravo ! Bravo petite Cassidy ! Je suis tellement fière de toi ! Et est-ce-que Harry est content ? Je pense que si tu partage les friandises avec lui il est content...
Gros bisous à tous, Faya
PS : pas trop de champagne Cassidy !

Molly and Taffy said...

WEll done Cassidy, what a clever girl.
Hope Daddy is building lots of shelves for all these trophies you are winning.
Molly and Taffy xx

The Airechicks said...

Congrats Cassidy:

You look too cute with your prizes...

Can't wait for next month ... you'll be older .....

Where's Harry - did he go to cheer you on ???

Have a WONDERFUL day !!


Patience-please said...

Woo-HOOOOOOOOO!!! Way to go little Miss!

wags from the whippets

Gus said...

Oh my Cassidy, what a big and beautiful Aire-Girl you are becoming. We forget how fast time is passing until we see a new picture, and then we realize that you are now bigger than the ribbons, where your first couple of award ribbons looked bigger than you! Congratulations, well done,\.


Agatha and Archie said...

Well you are going to have to have htem make a whole new room for all your trophies!! wooHoo!!! A big kiss to you and HArry!! Love A+A

Simba said...

Congratulations!! What a clever doggie you are.

Simba x

Laurie, Woo's Editor said...

congrats Cassidy, I love how proud you look.

Amber-Mae said...

Best 1st Round Loser??? That's funny! Your country is sooo kewl. At least you can win some funny but interesting award like this in dog shows. In Malaysia there's no such thing! I wouldn't mind winning Best Loser either. But congrats anyway on your trophy, cup & rossetes! That's a nice pewter cup.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Peanut said...

Congrats. Where are there pictures of the treats?

Deetz said...

Awesome.....I want a best loser ribbon...I would love to have one of those and you got treats....I am soooo proud of you!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations, Cassidy! You are one smart girl and one gorgeous girlie! We are so proud of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clover said...

Congrats, Cassidy! You look so proud and adorable with your winnings!!
Love Clover xo

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Whoa! Those were cool ribbons and trophies that you got there, Cassidy! Congrats! You sure look beautiful!


Asta said...

Congwatulations on all those cool wibbons and cups and pwizes..You look soooo bootiful osing pwoudly in that pictoowe..I bet youw Mummy is vewy pwoud of you
smoochie kisses

The 3 G-Dales said...

Cassie Girlie -

Lola Belle have such nice poise and grace...I hope I can learn to be such a good girlie like you are a good role model Mumsie says...

I love your pretty ribbons and trophy cool for you! You getting to be a Big Girl...Does Harry know you are growing up so nice? I think my Jack has said he's a good big brother and that's wher ehe learned to be a good big brother too.

Nose pokes to you both, have a Pawesome Day!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hehehe she looks so prowd in that foto!!!

If yu hav time, pop over to my blog today- charnse to win a prize!!!

Bogart said...

WELL DONE Cassidy!!!! You've really become such a PRETTY Airegirl!!!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that is so wonderful that you won. We are so proud of you..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mango said...

Cassidy - I didn't need to see all those awards to know that you are a totally excellent black and tan (but its nice to have them anyway).


Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy!
Congratulations! We all are so proud of you!
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... are the most bootiful girl Dale I know!!!!! But maybe I'm biased! Are you and Harry gonna come to Jackson's driveby Barkday pawty on Aire Ruby?? Please come...I'll save a seat for ya!!!

Miss you sweet girl!!!


Joe Stains said...

Congrats! We hope you win next month too! You look so proud with your ribbons and trophy!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Congratulations, Cassidy!

We are so proud of you :)

Boy n Baby

Ruby Bleu said...

Yay Cassidy...pawsome job. what a fine young lady you have become! W00t!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Kirby said...

Congratulations Cassidy! You are becoming quite the show dog!! I love the trophies, but I think the dog treats had to be the BEST prize. He he!!

Your pal,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i wonder wat they meant by best loser...

anway... the prizes look awesome!

T-man said...

Hee hee, I like that ribbon for best loser. Congrats on all your prizes!

Huskee Boy said...

Well done Cassidy! I can only HOPE that my new lil' sissy turns out like you.. sweet, intelligent and a WINNER!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Cassidy, congrats on your awards. you are getting a pretty good collection. we just know you are going to be a famous show dog!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Cassidy, you are such a bootiful Aire-girl! We think you should win EVERY competition that you enter. Those judges must not be able to see very well! Congrats on your award.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Jackson said...

Congrats, Cassidy! J x

Boo said...

congratulations cassidy. you are surely the champion winning trophies left and right.

wet wet licks



Way to go Cassidy - more prizes! You are a regular show girl now. Did you share the treats with Harry?

Pippa said...

What a clever girl you are, well done Cassidy.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Congratulations Cassidy! Best loser means best winner for sure! You sure are doing an awesome job at your shows.

There is no way I could be as good as you in the ring! Hehehee!

Tell big Harry Hello for me!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Wow wow wow all thses trophy Doris my breeder asked caz and chris if they would show me as she thinks i could go far but caz doesnt want to I want to though all that glory.
I know im a cool dude but i could be a cool cool dude.
Some one have a word with them hahahahahahahha.

congrates you sure deserve all your trophys

Ludo the cool dude

Asta said...

Hi sweet Cassidy and Harry
I've missed you! awe you in twaining fow youw next bunch of wibbons and pwises???
I hope you'we all well and having a gweat time
smoochie kisses

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yep we need to watch out for that little girl. She is one tough pup..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jessie and Jake said...

we are sooo proud of you!

George the Pup said...

Well done Cassidy! Thanks for visiting my bloggie today!

Noah the Airedale said...

Goodness Cassidy, look how smart you look and those ribbons and trophies...good stuff.
A big congrats on being best puppy in match!!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Persephone and Buster said...

Hey ms.cassidy...way to go! congratulations on your ribbons and tropheez.
best loser and best puppy is nothing to sneeze at...hope you win next month too so you get to keep the shiney stuff longer.
keep up the good'll be going to crufts in no time!!
best to you and mr. harry,
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too!

BWTH Dog House said...

Cassidy, you are one smart gal. I never win anything for my really. I did won my mom's heart. Hhahaha

slurpy licks,

Deetz said...

I sure did miss you two while I was on mini vacation. Hope you are having a pawsome time....

Stanley said...

Sweet Cassidy!

You are getting to be so big, and we here in GooberStan are SO proud of all you're doing! You are a STUNNER!

Big smooches to you and Hairy Harry!

Goober love,

Asta said...

Cassidy and Harry
It was gweat to see you on Aiw Ruby..I've missed you..I wemembew not so long ago when Cassidy was the littlest pup on the flights..I hope you liked the pictoowes I took of you
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Best loser!!!!!! thats right!!!!!