Hi gang --
Got this cool new pic of Ollie's win on September 4th at the dog show in New Jersey. Mom and our breeder went there, and Mom showed Ollie in the regular classes and he won Best of Winners (beating the best girl dog as well as being the best dog in the regular classes).
Then they had the Puppy Group judging. That's when the best puppy in your breed goes up against the best puppies in your own group, like ours is the Terrier Group. Ollie was the only Bedlington pup entered, anyway.
Mom decided our breeder should show Ollie since Mom doesn't feel experienced enough to show under such circumstances. The judge was the chairman of the AKC Board of Directors and he knows Bedlingtons pretty well. That was part of it! So Mom hid at the back of the tent and just about fainted when he picked Ollie! woohoo! He beat an Airedale, a Norwich, an American Staffordshire, a Staffordshire Bull, and a Cairn Terrier. Mom thought the Aire would win!
Here's the win pic. Doesn't he look all growed up now??? And what a cool silver tray he got.. Best Puppy in Show went to a big Newfie puppy. Mom was standing to the side calling his name to make him perk up and look pretty ---
That's a long way from the funny little fuzzy thing Mom brought home this past winter.
He's 9 months old now and last night he started his first beginner agility class. He's not going to be just another pretty face -- he's got to run agility and do Earthdog and Rally Obedience just like me, at least!
Proud Uncle Rudy