My Day at the Conformation Match in Waimea

It’s hard to believe a year has gone by since my first conformation match. I was just a wee one then and don’t remember much except a nice lady named Melisa was my Handler. This year, Alpha decided to give it a go and be my Handler. Usually Alpha and I run, bike, swim, do agility runs, but lately, I’ve been having to practice standing still which is really hard for me.
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This morning I jumped into the backseat of the car for another adventure. I didn’t know where we were going but I knew it would be somewhere fun. We went to the vet a few days ago and that was fun too. Even before I got out of the car, I smelled all the other dogs at the match. I got very excited to meet everyone. That’s my favorite thing to do – greet people.
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The match started and my first time in the ring wasn’t that fun. It was just me because I was the only Vizsla in the match. The judge tried to look at my teeth and feel my balls. I was fidgety and couldn’t stand still as we practiced at home. I got Best in Breed anyway since I was the only V. Now we had to wait until all the other dogs had their turn in the ring. I had to sit in my crate. I don’t mind sitting in my crate because Alpha brought my duck to keep me company.
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OK, it’s time for us to get back in the ring. This time, I am with all the best of breeds in the Sporting Dog Category. Alpha and I are ready and we have our game faces on.
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I like it better when other dogs are in the ring with me, that way I can watch what they are doing and follow along. It’s more fun running around the ring with other dogs.

Here is a clip of my performance in the ring:

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Alpha was so shocked that I got third place that he started to leave the ring and the stewart had to call him back. We got our picture taken with the winners. Here I am with my third place ribbon.
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I don’t know how far I will pursue my show career. But I do know that I enjoy the victory lap and the applause.

Big Island Agility School

First day at agility class! Alpha was nervous, I can tell. I was ready to show the older dogs what I can do!

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My First Match and I Won!

Today I drove with my pack to Waimea to the Kona Coast Kennel Club dog show match.

KCKC Match

How exciting to see all the dogs that don’t look like me. Wait a minute, nobody looks like me… As we waited for my turn to go in the ring I practiced being calm by sitting.

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I learned soon after that my pack leader was not going into the ring with me but this really nice lady would be my handler. She had a sweet encouraging voice and yummy treats.

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She encouraged me to stand with a yummy treat while the judge touched and looked at me. I had to do this a lot, and I had to prance around the ring too.

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I’m so glad the nice lady named Melisa handled me, because my pack leader does not have the good treats and the happy voice.

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I was so glad to get out of the ring so I can be me. Then I find out that I won best in breed! I was so excited that I won, but my pack leaders were laughing because I was the only vizsla. Oh well, I like it better when I can roll around in the grass on my back while chewing on koa leaves anyway. Then there was all these applause, and I quickly look at the ring to find out that Oliver, my class mate at AKC CGC won the show!

Watching

This dog show stuff is fun, for the first hour… Can we go home now?

Can we go home?I mean it, can we go home…

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Pack leader said that I might have to go into the ring again. He was right, and the nice lady Melisa took me back in the ring one more time.

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Here I am prancing about the ring!

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Mary’s Men at the Beach.

Today we swam at Kailua Bay after a short walk on Wailua Road.

Kailua Bay

Here is a movie of me fetching a train from the surf.

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Sitting in the ocean.

Sitting by the wall.

Wailua Road and the Duck

The next day we went on a short walk on Wailua Road. All these new and exciting smells of tropical flowers and plants. My nose was in heaven… Wailua road. After my walk it was nap time again.Nap time again. I impressed my pack with my retrieving skills. They were so excited that they filmed me. Take a look…

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