Now I’ve finished the shows for the year, I’ve done some number crunching…
10 Shows, 2 best of breed awards, and 3 qualifications for Crufts 2019:
- 8 Championships
- 5 1st placings and a BoB
- 2 2nd placings
- 1 3rd placing (WDS)
- 2 Open
- 1 1st placing and a BoB
- 1 2nd placing
Overall, seven 1st placings, three 2nds, and a third. Two Best of Breed placings, one at a championship and one at an open – both new awards for me! A significant improvement on 2017! The third was in the Open Class at the World Dog Show, where you have to enter according to your age, not your prior wins, so I was up against champions and I still beat a couple of them to get 3rd! My only Championship second place of the year was at Crufts where the standard was a lot higher than usual, too.
I was also out for 4 months after Crufts with a shaved leg, so missed out on 4 shows, too!