I usually attend at least part of the Island Circuit of dog shows. It always starts BC Day Long Weekend in Campbell River (3 days), moves to Courtenay (3 days) and finishes the following weekend in Victoria (3 days). This year I attended Campbell River (see below) and skipped Courtenay because I'm having the Rush x Phoebe puppies cropped and am now looking forward to Victoria this weekend.
The CRDFS show has a few things I love, #1 is that it's near my parents and it means I get to stay in my childhood home in Sayward and visit with them and #2, they have the best rings. They are large, flat and have beautiful short green grass. After showing outside on dry grass with lots of slipping and sliding it's so nice to be on the green.
I took Ryan (Braebrook's Revolution from the Brody x Phoebe litter) along with me for this show and she showed very well, finishing the weekend with a nice group fourth. The working group has several best in show dogs competing in it right now so competition can be quite tough. Ryan only just turned a year old in June so I was very pleased.
The kiddies travel along with me to most dog shows and they always look forward to seeing Grandma and Grandpa. Ella talked about driving the ATV for a week and a half before we headed up and Grandpa indulged her every day we were there.
My parents have a lovely 40 acres right on the Salmon River, it's a dogs (and kids...and adults!) paradise. I don't have any pictures of Ryan racing up and down the beach because I only had my phone with me for photos and she was a blur but I did manage to catch a few when she stood still.
The life of a show dog is pretty tough isn't it? ;) I'm already looking forward to next year.