Well the blue ribbon/no ribbon streak was officially broken on sunday. Miss Lunatic won a 4 point major! For you non show people (which kinda includes me too) this is a big deal. Roughly, points available are based off of class entries (more AKC info here ). So a 4 point major means there was a rather large entry for the show. In order for Luna to get her show championship she must have a total of 15 points, which is including a minimum 2 majors. So this is why it was a big deal to get a major, let alone a 4 point major. So now she has 7 points towards her championship, almost halfway there.
One of the many things Luna has going for her is focus, especially when food is involved. I have a feeling Patty (the handler) enjoyed this personality aspect, and she never got sick of standing there for the food…
even when it was placed on the floor to offer a more hands free approach…
she moved well too (sad I don’t have more photos of that as it’s one of my favorite parts of watching her in the ring)
and then stood more for some chicken.. I will give you a little background on some things in luna’s show past (since it is her blog afterall)… she was not always a fan of standing still, the waiting game was usually where she would begin to fall apart a bit. Over time I began to figure out ways to keep her entertained in the ring, but the final piece of the puzzle was mostly likely maturity. She still occasionally likes to have a bit of “tude” in the ring, every dog has their off days. But overall she is pretty push button in the ring, which is pretty darn good for a dog who I lovingly like to call “little miss unimpressed.”
I am very happy that I got to see her get her first major on sunday, even if the 30+ minutes were semi stressful. Many thanks to the judge for being very thorough and really comparing every dog to the overall group. Sometimes it seems like judges just breeze right through, though some of the minutes were agonizing sunday I’m glad my little girl was recognize for the compact little powerhouse she is. I will post a show photo when I get them.
Happy monday all.