The young girl that was showing for me wanted to show Sage, since she had shown Carly the day before in the GSDCA specialty. So I entered Sage, instead of Carly, in 2 of the 3 UKC shows. I intended to show Carly in the 3rd show yesterday, but it was snowy so I opted to stay home. I wish I had gone ahead and entered her. But, oh well.
Here, for reference, is a win photo of Sage:
Well, Sage was totally dumped in both shows. There were only 5 entered, and she was the only ASL there, and I knew she would be out of place. The rings were small, but not as small as I've seen. There was plenty of room to show movement, which my girl has. And she showed well, moved beautifully, and has a lot of pizazz, LOL. The girl that showed her for me isn't used to showing GSDs, so she really doesn't know how to make Sage shine like she can, but frankly, I could've had Clint Livingston out there showing her, and we would've gotten dumped. Man, I don't mind getting beat if it's by a really nice dog, but when it's pet quality like the "best female" in the 1st show, then I get irritated.
There was a lovely woman there showing 3 of her GSDs. An all GSL male, and 2 bitches, that were a mix of ASL and GSL. The male had a nice masculine head, good bone and pigment. I'm not a fan of the GSL croup and topline, so he wasn't my cup of tea. He had a good temperament too. Her bitches were very nice! And her one bitch in the first show (she was in for Breed) won the Breed, and then went on to go Reserve BIS. In my opinion, her bitch was the nicest GSD there (well, other than mine, LOL). She is the breeder of Kathy's Havoc (of Kayos and Havoc here on the forum)
So yeah, I hated it.
I REALLY wished I had entered Carly in one of those shows, so I could see my science experiment through to the end. Not that I think it would've been any different... There's a show in the spring, and I guess I'll enter Carly to finish this thing up!