And the winner is … Everyone!
Matches are always fun. The youngsters get to find out what it’s all about. The oldsters get to strut their stuff again. And the ‘in between’ dogs get to show off among an adoring crowd filled with people who cheer on every entry.
Peggy Metcalf’s puppy, Hobbs, didn’t seem to think the day was all that exciting. What beats a nap after playtime? (He was Best Puppy in Show!)
Peggy Metcalf (left) and Judith Felton in the ring for the Best Puppy in Show competition.
Caught in the middle … Hobbs is examined by judge Sheila Robbins while Peggy looks on.
Avalon’s Opening Act on Broadway (aka Toni) earned her first major during Montgomery Weekend and went on to win the Merry of Beaufin Stakes for Breeder/Owner Lori Pelletier. She is co-owned with Rosalie DeSantis and Kathy Mehmet.
Toni wins Best in Stakes for breeder/co-owner Lori Pelletier
Beth Kravitz (left) and Felicia Moran discussing Cutter’s finer points … he is Gr.Ch. Abbedale’s A Cut Above.
Ch. Spring Cove Avalon Dory has a word with her owner, Liddy Baker, during the Merry of Beaufin Bitch Stakes.
Norfolk Aggie graduate and new college freshman Christina Fuller took Ch. Avalon’s First Voyage all the way to BIS. Breeder/Owner is Lori Pelletier.
Bobo thought a dog bed was the best BIS trophy ever! He is shown with Judge Sheila Robbins and is friend Christina Fuller.