Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The first weekend of this month we decided to do something different... International Shows! The IABCA (International All Breed Canine Association) puts on local all-breed shows through their program a few times a year. Hearing about a very relaxed, fun environment, I decided to bring Penny along to one and see how it goes. In these shows, dogs are given a written critque in "European style". Dogs are given ratings based on quality. The highest level given is a V-1 Rating. if your dog receives 3 V-1 rating cards, under three different judges, with at least one from a different country, you will receive your Intl. Ch title. There were two shows each day, which made for a lot of ring experience. Penny easily obtained four V-1 ratings, thus finishing her International Title. She also won Best of Breed 3 out of the 4 shows, and each time she won BOB she pulled group placements.. which was a Group 2, and two Group 3's. We came home with lots of medals and it was a really great experience. At this point we can attend another and gain two more V-1 titles and get the National Champion title. Just another thing to add to her name I suppose!