Judge: Gerardo Paolucci (Argentina)

Today was a real bummer, and not because we screwed up but that we just were not prepared at all for the "express judging" that happened. Starting about 40 minutes earlier than the usual should have been a good hint enough - we barely had 3 minutes in total in the ring. The dogs were hurried into line, then hurried around half the ring into a line up again, then there was the examination and down and back quickly in turn and that was all. We aren't able to stack automatically/do it in under 3 seconds - it took us about 5-6 seconds yesterday, and so we just tried to rush it and it didn't work out at all. We only got in a single stack, which was when the judge was doing the examination, and that was all.

I think one of the bitches from yesterday was there (or at least one familiar handler was), the smallest one, and a new one of equivalent tiny size was entered today, too (so there were only 2 competitors in total). Ashra didn't have any time to even steal bait... but not that it made a difference. I didn't see that guy at the office today and so I still have not got a darn catalogue

The result: third place, graded very good.

I'm pretty sure the lack of stacks/our inexperience contributed to our downgrading. Oh, well... tomorrow is another day.

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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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