The first outdoor show of the season is the West of England Ladies Kennel Society or WELKS for short at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern, and it was Hetty’s first Championship Show. So we set off early on the Friday morning as judging was due to start for the dogs at 9 a.m. sharp. Hetty had had a bath and trim up in readiness as had her mother Fleur for Fleur’s first Championship Show in nearly a year.
Hetty travelled reasonably well considering she really doesn’t like the car, we had copious drooling but no sick, due to a half a stugeron tablet taken the night before.
It was lovely to see one of Hetty’s sisters there, they had a high old time playing with each other and found it hard to concentrate in their class – Puppy Bitch. They loved it, behaved beautifully all day and ended up with Purdy taking 2nd in the class and Hetty taking 3rd, so both sisters have qualified already for Crufts 2017 at their first show!
Fleur went into the ‘top’ class, Open Bitch, which she won and then went on to take the Bitch title, adding another Challenge Certificate to her tally, not bad for her first show since having her babies! We all had a lovely morning, came home tired and fulfilled, now we are looking forward to the next show which will be Bath on 28th May – watch this space…..!
Here are a few photos of their day.