Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 Havanese National Specialty

Rocco's breeder Carol Croop expertly handled him in the puppy sweepstakes ring. Rocco is second from the right.
Last weekend Rocco and I headed to Chicago for the Havanese National Specialty dog show where hundreds of fabulous Havanese competed in conformation, agility, obedience and rally!

Unlike the dog shows you may see on TV, specialties are held for each breed and you'll find only that breed at the show. There's nothing like hundreds of Havanese in a room at one time!

I took Rocco in the ring for the National Specialty. He looks mighty happy to be there!
Rocco competed in the 9-12 month puppy class in conformation, and he had two chances in the ring -- in puppy sweepstakes and in the national specialty. And while we didn't bring home any ribbons, we had a terrific time both in and out of the ring!

Rocco stacks on the table for the judge
I also had some fun with instagram and you can check out our short video here.

Rocco and his pal Zoe
There was plenty of time for walks and adventure too. Rocco and his pal Zoe, who won Veteran's Winners Bitch (seven years and older), walked around the lovely path at the Westin in Lombard and enjoyed some time by the fountains.

Check out more photos on our To Dog With Love Facebook page.

We're also participating today in Monday Mischief -- the pet blog hop that wraps up the weekend brought to you by Alfie's Blog, Snoopy's Dog Blog and My Brown Newfies.

45 comments:

  1. Glad you had such a fun time. Rocco and Zoe make such sweet pals. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Wow that dog show shure looked like fun!

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  3. They are adorable and fun pups
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  4. How fun...unfortunately, we would be lucky to find even 100 GBGV's in the entire country, so for such a gathering I will have to wait. Rocco is so cute!

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  5. Beautiful pictures! Rocco looks so cute in the ring!

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  6. Looks like you had a lot of fun! If the competition were based purely on the cuteness factor, you would have aced it! :)

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  7. I've always thought dog shows looked like so much fun. It certainly looks like you and Rocco enjoyed yourselves!

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