Straight from the forest in Lapland to the show ring – our puppy Wilder has a busy schedule this summer! The opportunities for ring training are few and far between in our part of the country so whenever there is a class or match show available we try to go there, just for the sake of training. Sunday’s match show was Wilder’s second and he did really well and was shortlisted among the top five for BIS Puppy. It’s always nice to bring home some ribbons but the real reward is to see how well he behaves in a busy show environment. He’s a really sweet boy, excellent with other dogs and with people and kids of all ages. The fear period from a month ago seems to have passed and he had his tail up at all times and looked very relaxed and happy.
Mtn Home’s NM A Touch Of The Wild at 7 months of age. Breeders: Sue & Roy Fuller.
A special thanks to judge Tommy Danielsson who was very patient with all the inexperienced puppies (and handlers!) and gave Wilder a nice critique: “Excellent type, well-shaped and marked head, well set ears, correct bite, good coat in summer condition, well angulated front and back, well set tail, well developed chest for his age, strong topline, well presented.”
Hanging out with Fredrik during the long wait for the finals.
A kid we met at ring side decided that Wilder needed some extra grooming and he was happy to oblige – although he is in his summer suit now and there really isn’t much coat left to brush.
This girl clearly has a natural flair with dogs.
Wilder made some doggy friends too – here with a 4-month old Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen puppy.
It was a long drive to get to the show but well worth it!