Saturday, August 30

The International Show

Pictures made at today's IABCA show. UPDATED!
I've never really been a fan of the whole national/international title thing - it's very confusing. We didn't have any breed competition, however the judges do write ups and score your dogs. Even without competition they don't have to give a set rank or placement. We did very well considering that none of the judges were corgi people. Herding was the most competitive and long lasting bunch with a literal ton of mini-aussies entered - they only can compete in this type of show as they are not AKC (more on what I think about them another time)

What a pretty girl. Clementine earned four SG-1 certificates in the 4 shows, which is the highest award that a puppy can earn. This means she can get both her national and international puppy titles! Not bad for a totally untrianed puppy.

In addition at show 4 she earned bred-by-exhibitor puppy group 1 - and overall puppy group 3. The groups were decent sized and we were the only 2 corgis (no pems) so I'm happy she got a little recognition. The write ups were wonderful. Not a single judge mentioned the head white. All of them mentioned her type, wonderful front, tail, and nice flowing movement from all directions. Note: she actually got better comments than Hannah the Slug from a couple of them! Not that Hannah was bad - but Clem was better!
Clem is a brindle version of her half-sister Hannah. Hannah herself earned four V-1/CACIB awards (top ranking for adults) and therefore qualifies for her International title.
She can now enter the Champion class and earn the National title
(you can earn either title first but have to apply for it before getting the other title on an adult).

I have to say that Keith and Jo were real troopers. Dog shows are confusing at best and they were there early and stayed all day both days. Poor Jo looked something like a tomato from the sun! They are wonderful dog owners and a real assett to our show community. And Keith says he's going to show Clem that I trained her!


StubbyDog said...

She really is a brindle Hannah...I didn't really see it until these pics. Pretty girl.

penni said...

It's great to see photos of Clem -- she's so pretty! Keep 'em coming.

dreameyce said...

Those shows do look fun. I have a friend who shows in UKC too that I may follow a little this year.

She's looking GREAT! Such a stunning girl :)