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Ruffles Makes Her Debut!

Discussion in 'Handling Chat' started by Ann, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Ann

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    To avoid hijacking Sheltie.Mama's thread about Shay and respond to Trini's question, I thought I'd share the news about Ruffles' first show. Read on! :biggrin2:
     
  2. EJHUNTL

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    waiting for the news...:pop
     
  3. Ann

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    Our First Show

    This past Sunday Ruffles turned six months old. She celebrated her birthday on the first day she was eligible to show in AKC by strutting into the ring in the 6-9 month class at the Saw Mill Kennel Club in Milton, NY like a veteran.

    To answer Trini's questions, Ruffles is my first homebred show puppy and I've done all her training myself, with tips and advice from my wonderful mentor missjennygirl and her daughter/extraordinary handler tofupup. I will handle Ruffles myself in the ring.

    I wasn't sure how we'd do because she's so young and it was a big venue for her first outing, but she was fantastic! She gaited like she's been doing it for years, free stacked on the floor and even gave the judge ears. She has a fabulous temperament and was such fun to show! I'm looking forward to enjoying our show career enormously, especially next month when we'll be at the National in St. Louis.

    Here are some pictures of our day. A bit fuzzy, but you'll get the idea. Trini, thanks for the good wishes!
     

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  4. dmeyer123

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    What a cute girl!!
     
  5. EJHUNTL

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    Congrats for doing so well your first time out!
     
  6. take4roll10

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    Ruffles is too cute! Congrats on your first showing!
     
  7. Jess041

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    She's a very pretty puppy! It must be fun to have your first home-grown girl!
     
  8. trini

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    Ann...congratulations to you and Ruffles for a great debut!

    Oh....I wish I had known you were going to be in Miltion...that is only 15 miles from us and I would love to have come to see you and Ruffles show!

    I think it is always extra special when a dog is breeder/owner trained and handled.

    Sending best wishes for the National. You go, Ruffles...we are all cheering for you!!!!!!!

    Trini
     
  9. Chris

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    Ann, I am so happy for you I don't know what to say! You look lit from within!!
     
  10. Calliesmom

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    awesome:smile2:
    congrats on a great first show with such a cutie:yes:
     

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