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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Westminster (Breeds Day One)

Last Monday we got to the show fairly early in the morning and the crowds were already three deep by the rings. We were incredibly fortunate that Lynda Torrance give us an available seat next to her by ringside and then later on Geoff Browne gave Pete a pass that allowed him almost unlimited access. He took loads of pictures and I have broken them down into different groups. These were the breed photos he took the first day. We didn't watch the Groups on Monday night as we had our fabulous dinner at Per Se (that is another blog entry slated for the travel blog). I think Pete took some wonderful pictures and I've chosen the ones that highlight the dogs...Here is Standard Poodle female Multi BIS Am/Can Ch Dawin Spitfire.

Multi BIS Am/Can Ch Dawin Spitfire (Best of Breed)

Standard Poodle: Ch Brighton Lakeridge Summer In Hampton

BIS Am/Can Ch Classique Scaramouche was Best of Opposite Sex (BOS)
Best of Breed Miniature Poodle: Ch Splash DiCaprio

Miniature Poodle: Ch Poof's Divalicious

Shetland Sheepdogs were judged in the afternoon by Lynette Saltzman. There was a beautiful entry of Champions, it was a thrill to see. Here is Ch Suncrest Glitterati owned by Greg Speeks.

Ch Paray's Cirque Du Soleil owned by Tray Pittman & Joann Wixon & D Ann Clabby
Am/Can Ch Shelhaven Rabbit Run Rhapsody owned by Constance & Megan Nelson & Karen & Robert Henley

Ch Sunebank Broadway Bound: Owner Marni Sharoff and Wendy Mount

Ch Shadow Hill's Star Chaser, owned by Jane Hammett and Don Bright was Lynette's choice for Best of Breed (she also made the cut in the group).

The darling Bichon Frise female Ch Paray's Rime Time owned by Laura Rosio and Martin Winston

Ch Paray's Rime Time. She was shown by Paul Flores (Paray) to BOS

15 inch Beagle Ch Torquay Be Nice To Me (Canada's Top Hound last year) took BOS. He is owned by Gary & Lynne Benson & Marcelo Chagas & Marco & Allessandra Botelho and was shown by Will Alexander.
Best of Breed was littermate to the dog above. She is Ch Torquay Midnight Confession owned by Marcelo Chagas and MF & Alessandra Botelho.
Pomeranians are one of my favorite breeds. They just happened to be in the ring where we had a seat. This is Ch Aphrodites Topo Gigio.

Ch Velocity's Shake Ur Bon Bon owned by A Margo Koga

In front is Best of Breed winner Ch Windsor's Quick Draw owned by Gail Bertrand. Behind is Best of Opposite Sex winner Ch Reignings U Wish U Were Mia owned by Bill Bertrand.


Linda February 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Great photos, almost like being there. The Poodles look so elegant.

anamchara1 February 23, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

Exquisite capture of breed type, in all cases ... your photos leave no doubt as to why each of those dogs are there! You were so lucky to have the access ... I almost feel like I was ringside, too :).

Priscilla February 24, 2010 at 2:53 AM  

Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

Shelties were indeed gorgeous.

Mont'Alves February 24, 2010 at 3:26 AM  

Impressive :)
Pete is a great photographer and you are a great blogger.
What a team. I don't think i am able to wait until Laekens can enter the garden to go and be apart of this fantastic show :)
Thank you for taking the time to take, the pic, choose them and upload.
Kisses from an unconditional Laureate fan

Pennylynn @ Ruffleith February 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

Great shots of the event! That green carpet really aids in boosting all the colours from the breeds if ya know what I mean... they all stand out soooo well.

Daniela February 24, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

Cirque fly! This photos take my breath!

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