What a day. I must admit I did wonder was it worth the early start and long drive to Chippenham show but decided thankfully to give it a go.First run was the Crufts qualifer, everyone was moaning as the course was a handling one this I told Ryan was an advantage as he usually runs in grade 6/7 anyway and had got round much more difficult courses before. They were on form and apart from a little hiccup at the bottom of the Aframe which cost them some time did a lovely round.There was 17 in the class and only 3 clears ,2nd place secures Crufts and now I can breath again!!
After a long wait of SEVEN hours was the junior jumping another good round puts them in 3rd. No time to relax and straight into the 1 dog 2 handlers.Ryan started the first half puts Tippex in the tunnel and I collected him at the other end and finish. This was a fun class to watch although I was surprised at how many dogs got confused at the change of handler and lost a lot of time or even refused to go with the second handler.Tippex bless him slowed slightly but then took off and no we have never practised this before. What a little star. What a surprise when I went to check the score tent and saw we had come FIRST I was soooo proud to be part of this team.
Fantastic day 3 runs , 3 rosettes but only 1 trophy :( :( but hey we're GOING TO CRUFTS ...... YIPPEE