Sunday, September 14, 2008

AYCA - BOS Darlington Championship Show

On Saturday, 13th September Ayca and I travelled to the Darlington Championship Show which is held at Newby Hall, Ripon.

Although the sun shone and it was in fact a warm day the showground was still a mud bath and by the time judging had finished we were knee deep in mud and I just gave up on any chance of keeping Ayca clean.

We arrived at the showground in plenty of time to allow Ayca time to get over her journey and whilst we were at the back of the car the van parked alongside us with dobermans in it - one of them came charging out and being very aggressive and flew at Ayca. No damage was done (although I say that) in that although it went for her there was a lot of noise and I managed to put my leg between then it frightened Ayca terribly and her day was spoilt as she never got over it.

At the time of judging Ayca who is normally a little show off was quite timid although the she did on to get Best Puppy, Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. Our judge was Pauline Suhr from Australia who told me she thought Ayca was super and would have liked to have given her Best of Breed but she was a little timid on the day. So there you go the Dobermans cost me BOB. To say I was a little disappointed was an understatement.

Hopefully, Ayca will make a full recovery and not allow this isolated case to spoil her!