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Well, we did it...



...I finally sucked it up and showed my working-line girl in AKC conformation. Hey, who has to know there were only two puppies in her class?

Vinca was a bit "bouncy", in heat of course, and I was a bit nervous, having never done conformation before, but the judge was nice and told me exactly what to do. One thing I didn't anticipate was that the judge asked each handler to bring their dog up to her as they entered the ring, I guess as a sort of temperament test? Vinca and many other dogs handled that well, but a few shied away (and were not put up). Vinca sort of wanted to canter rather than trot, but I was able to get her under control and all things considered I think she showed good!

I had one lady come up to me afterward and say "Working line? She's the only one out there I like." That was good to hear, feeling sort of out of place in a sea of rear angulation.
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Good for you! LOL take her to enough shows and she can become a champ-eeeen.

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Go Vinca! Congratulations to you both.
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AWESOME! Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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VERY COOL!!!! I'd enjoy showing a working line in the future. Thats awesome! Congrats!! Second prize? Is that what the ribbon says?! WOO HOO!!!

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Congrats, dear ^_^

And yes, going to the center of the ring is meant to be a temperament test.

Not gonna lie...I often forget about it, because judges are NOT consistent about doing it.

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