We interrupt this regularly scheduled tooth brushing update in favor of the excitement that is Westminster!! We have to wait until tomorrow for the working group, but I am excited to see who wins the breed for great danes.:)
Today, Bess' breeder sent around a link to an article that talks a little bit about the road to Westminster and gives a better understanding into what goes in to a top winning conformation dog. You can check out the article here. I highly recommend reading the entire thing. It's very good and very accurate. There is a LOT that goes into producing a top winning dog in any breed. While some people may quibble over the "politics" that are involved in dog showing, politics are every where in your every day life. To assume that the sport of purebred dogs is any different doesn't make any sense. The only difference is the label that some will put on it.
I am also very excited to announce that a book review that I wrote was published in the latest edition of the Great Dane Gazette!!! I'm so excited! Included with the book review is a picture of Heffner and Bess in harness skijoring!:o)
And now I'm off to plan out the dog shows, agility trials, obedience trials, and matches that I'm going to attend with the dogs over the next upcoming months!