Min Lacey – Dogtech Gloucestershire
On 8 May, I attended a Fun Dog Show at Cam, Dursley with my 20 week old pup, Butu. The show was to raise money for Teckels (a no-kill rescue) and Oldies (a charity that places adult dogs). It was a sunny, windy day with a great attendance. I entered Butu for 3 classes – Best Pup, Best Dog to have never won a rosette and Handsomest Dog. Butu tried out the scurry (retrieving a bumper – timed) and surprised me by fetching and bringing back (“killing it” first …)
We also took part in a fun agility course … which convinced me that lure coursing is the sport for Butu – I’m not expected to chase the lure too! Going through the weave of poles was more of a drag than Butu competing. The first class was very well attended, and Butu only lost out to a Boxer – his first ever rosette for second place Given that Butu now had a rosette, I checked that he was still allowed to enter “Best dog to have never won a rosette” and he was, but with the same vet judging I was unsurprised not to be placed.
For his last class, there were so many entries they were divided into two sections. I was over the moon when Butu made the last eight and finally received a second rosette for fourth Handsomest Dog.
The Best of Show went to a Chihuahua (Prettiest Bitch). Butu thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the other dogs, including a massive English Mastiff, who was heaviest in show (over 70kg!)