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AKC / Eukanuba National Championship – December 14 & 15, 2013

Czechoslovakian vlčák meet the breed booth


mtbbWhile the AKC / Eukanuba National Championship show has always had meet the breed booths, two years ago (2011) was the first time they allowed “Foundation Stock Services” (FSS) breeds to participate in meet the breeds.  The first year it seems like AKC didn’t anticipate the amount of support from the FSS breeds they’d get because they only assigned 4- 8 feet long tables for all the breeds.  I do not know if it was AKC realizing the amount of support from us or the FSS breeds’ appreciation for the opportunity and requests for an actual booth.  In 2012 the AKC allowed us to have our own meet the breed booths in line with other breeds in alphabetical order and again we were very thankful.  This is the second year we were able to have our own booth and it’s great to see the club’s booth grow each year.  This year was Luna’s (Galomy Oak’s Aurora del Mango) third consecutive year being the “meet the breed” dog.

We arrived at the show grounds on the morning of December 13th, 2013 to attend some of the events, set up the booth, and meet up with some friends.  The show we wanted to watch was over early so I was able to get the booth set up early (by noon) and surprisingly we had quite a few visitors during the day.  It was great to have this “dress rehearsal” the day before the big event so we could talk to some people in a relaxed environment and give Luna a lot of time to try to meet people.  A friend convinced us (in a peer pressure kind of way) to try out dock diving with her.  Of course, Luna didn’t want any part of it and wouldn’t even go down the ramp to get her toy.  I guess I’ll need to find a better motivation for her if I want to try it again in the future. Continue reading