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Fun at the Fair

Gail P
September 7th, 2009, 10:59 PM
This weekend my daughter wanted to do the dog show at one of our local fairs, so we took Lightning and Flurry. We ended up letting another little girl take a turn and do some of the classes too. Both girls ended up with some ribbons and prize money and were pretty happy.

Lightning placed:
4th in Loudest Bark
1st in Obstacle Course


Flurry placed:
2nd in Largest Dog
1st in Loudest Bark
7th in Dog with Most Spots (he's solid but has ticking on his white)
5th in Obstacle Course (he'd never done any agility before but was happy to be lured through tunnels and over jumps for a treat :D )

Other classes they had included:
Smallest Dog
Pointiest Nose
Longest Ears
Best Trick
Dog that looks Most Like Owner/Famous Person

hazelrunpack
September 7th, 2009, 11:04 PM
That sounds like a blast!! I love the loudest bark category! :laughing:

Congrats to Flurry and Lightning for doing so well! :highfive:

growler~GateKeeper
September 7th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Congrats Flurry, Lightning and your daughter :highfive:

Love the category choices :laughing:

Gail P
September 8th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Another fair we usually do but didn't get to this year also has Best Kiss, Best Sit, Best Behaved Puppy, Oldest Dog, Youngest Dog (over 6 months I think?), Tallest Dog, Longest Tail, Costume and there may be a couple other classes that I'm forgetting. Last year we took Lightning to that one and he was the Grand Champion. For Best Kiss he was slow to get going but then knocked my daughter right to the ground and pinned her as he washed her face :laughing:

Last year we also took Flash to the fair we just did this past weekend and he won the Dog with Most Spots class, but the whole fair setting was just too overwhelming for him, he wasn't happy being in the ring with so many people and other dogs and the loudspeaker. We were going to let the other little girl show him but instead pulled him out after that class and he was very happy to hide under our little box trailer in the shade while Lightning did his classes. So although he is our spottiest dog, he stayed home this time and Flurry went instead. Flash is just not cut out for this kind of stuff, but it's not like we have a shortage of dogs to choose from :p :dog: It's good for different ones to get out doing stuff like this anyways. The more they see and do the less the commotion at the races bothers them. Plus, now with doing goose control with some of them they have to be comfortable with working in public. Flash is just...Flash. He's our little homebody dog. Very happy and very social when people come here, he just doesn't like anything "different" that pushes his limits too much and he likes to have a quiet corner to retreat to.

growler~GateKeeper
September 8th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Last year we took Lightning to that one and he was the Grand Champion. For Best Kiss he was slow to get going but then knocked my daughter right to the ground and pinned her as he washed her face :laughing:

:laughing: Those are the best kind of kisses :laughing: :thumbs up

Noah would've been good for this years pointiest nose :D

Gail P
September 8th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Noah would've been good for this years pointiest nose :D Yeah, and I think the other fair we missed also might have longest nose. Maybe another time with Noah, this year he wasn't looking so good to take out in public. I think he may have environmental allergies, he broke out in crusty scabby things on his face and lost a bunch of hair above his nose and around his eyes. Also had some terrible hot spots on his body. He's on the mend now but still looks very patchy looking on his face where the hair hasn't come back in. Last year he also lost some pigment around his nose in the fall (though he wasn't as bad as this year!) which is what makes me think that this might be some kind of seasonal allergy.

Tundra_Queen
September 8th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Gail, that sounds like lots of fun for both the competetors and the people watching! :laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
September 9th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Yeah, and I think the other fair we missed also might have longest nose. Maybe another time with Noah, this year he wasn't looking so good to take out in public. I think he may have environmental allergies, he broke out in crusty scabby things on his face and lost a bunch of hair above his nose and around his eyes. Also had some terrible hot spots on his body. He's on the mend now but still looks very patchy looking on his face where the hair hasn't come back in. Last year he also lost some pigment around his nose in the fall (though he wasn't as bad as this year!) which is what makes me think that this might be some kind of seasonal allergy.

Aww poor Noah :grouphug: :goodvibes: speedy healing :goodvibes:

You might also be looking at Discoid Lupus aka "Collie Nose" (http://www.gsdhelp.info/allergies/Discoid_Lupus.html)

Gail P
September 10th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Aww poor Noah :grouphug: :goodvibes: speedy healing :goodvibes:

You might also be looking at Discoid Lupus aka "Collie Nose" (http://www.gsdhelp.info/allergies/Discoid_Lupus.html)

Yeah, I've considered that and also looked up every nose thing I could think of. It doesn't affect his actual nose, just the area above it. Sunlight also doesn't seem to make a difference. At least I seem to have a handle on it and it's getting better now.