|Havanese Chan Chan, left, won the Toy Group on Sunday!|
They offer competition for many of the same breeds you'll see at AKC shows, and in addition, you'll likely see some new and rare breeds.
|This little Mi-Ki, named Goliath, spent a lot of time collecting ribbons in the championship ring|
|After Chan Chan shows, the judge discusses his finer points with owner/handler E.Ann|
|"Phalene" or drop ear Papillon Farrah rests in his mother's arms|
The entire show also is more relaxed. No pantyhose and skirts required! There still was a mix of casual and slightly more dressed up attire, however.
One thing was the same... all the dogs were beautiful, both inside and out!
|Japanese Chin Gracie|
|Chan Chan's Havanese brother Chulo|
|Chan Chan, before he enters the breed for Best in Show|
|A mini Aussie from the Best in Show ring|
|Havanese Zoe, a spectator at this event, models a medal|
|Siberian Husky wins one of the Best in Show events.|
- Approximately 75 percent of dogs are AKC recognized breeds, with many of the dogs already champions of record. The majority are breeder/owner handled.
- IABCA has been holding international shows for 20 years.
- Two or three judge panel selects Best in Shows and Best Bred-by Exhibitor in Shows
- Relaxed atmosphere with the opportunity to talk to the judges and ask questions
- All dogs receive written critiques from AKC and International judges
It was a super fun day to see all the dogs and visit with our Havanese pals. To find a show like this near you, check out the IABCA calendar. Plan for a FULL day. We stayed through the final Best in Show event (there were several in different categories) and left around 7:30 p.m.