Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Eukanuba Invitational in Orlando Florida
This last weekend was the biggest victory for Dash and his owner Britt Litchford (not pictures), Elaine Jong and Lee Little, I was happy to be apart of it and want to thank all of them and Karen Whalen for her undying support as without this group we would never have gotten to where we are today.
There were 29 champion Norwich Terriers entered at the Eukanuba Invitational in Orlando, all but two were shown. The group was huge, so big we were given one of the bigger rings in the facility for Sunday's show. The circle of compeditors lined up one and a half times around the inside of the ring, I have never seen this many Norwich in one place much less ALL AKC CONFORMATION CHAMPIONS. I knew we had a very good chance at winning as we had done very well under this judge in Portland Oregon with a breed win over 5 other champions.
As I recall what actually happened seemed to go by so fast it seemed like a dream. We were pulled out three different times for a "second look" during the competition which ultimatly resulted in a very prestigious Award of Excellence which there were only five of and we received the second. Elaine and Lee were delighted with the results.
Here is an official link to the Eukanuba website page which shows Dash's winning picture and a few additional shots from past shows (takes a few seconds to load the pictures). You will have to cut and past the link as I cant seem to make it a direct link.. yet.http://www.akc.org/nationalchampionship/show/detail.cfm?layoutType=pop§ion=detail&ri=RN16310902&rt=AKCREG&rc=2011277101&text_event_number=2011277101&rComp=AB&cdeRegion=region&descCountry=country