Ashra finished Champion of Bulgaria today :-) with one more CAC & Res. CACIB.

The judge's written critique was quite amusing: correct teeth, typical head, a bit skinny but otherwise all other features are correct to the standard.

We tried walking around the ring to calm Ashra down, and it worked but the gaiting is something we still need to keep working on. I can't seem to get her to move fast enough without getting too excited, launching into a zoomie and/or trying to jump on me. If I move her slowly, she starts trying to sniff the ground... bah. At least stacking is taken care of, thankfully.

I suppose we will go to the next show in February or the one in March, to try to get two more CACs to qualify for Gr. Ch. Bulgaria and Balkan Champion.

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    I originally hail from Australia, although I can be found in different parts of the world.  I stumbled upon my first accidental show dog (Ashra) and pedigree Dobermann this year and I am currently in the process of looking for the second addition to our team.  I'm a lostie trying to make it in the show/sport world without a clue. Learning as I go, as newbies do. I aim to document my experiences as accurately, and truthfully as I can, because I myself have found that such information (from the point of view of the "nobody"), is lacking and elusive.


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