We spent four days of showing over the Australia Day weekend, enjoying the company of Rachael who came over with Benni and Fleur to spend some time in the Melbourne show rings. It was a great weekend with some terrific compeition.
Tortik (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Halu (AI)) was Best of Breed three of the four days, with Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI)) taking two of the reserve challenges behind his brother, converting one to Runner up Best of Breed.
Baby (Am Ch Ch Calaban's Dirty Dancing (Imp USA)) went Bitch Challenge and Runner Up Best of Breed on the only day she came out.
Our special star the young Fleur (Armahani Iolite Ilo (AI)) took two of the bitch challenges, with Runner Up Best of Breed over Tortik on the last day.
The big day was Saturday, though, with a judge from Finland Mr J Joslin. Tortik was the big star, taking Runner Up to Best in Group (and Intermediate in Group) with Mr Joslin having some fantastic things to say about him. To put the icing on the cake, his daughter, young Violet (Armahani Jade Jumulatar) followed it up with Puppy in Group. Some thrilling wins!
Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulvili (AI)) and Fleur (Armahani Iolite Ilo (AI)) were both out with Rachael in Tasmania again today. They both were little stars with Benni gaining another Runner Up in Group and Intermediate in Group, and Fleur being awarded Puppy in Group.
So thrilled with how this pair are doing!
I'm more than a little impressed with the first show efforts for some of our Armahani treasure's for 2017!
Yesterday (Saturday 7th January) Rachael was out with Bennigan (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI)) and Fleur (Armahani Iolite Ilo (AI)) in Launceston. In the morning show Benni commenced his year's effort with Runner Up Best in Group, and Intermediate in Group. In the afternoon, he took out another Intermediate in Group, with baby sister Fleur going Puppy in Group.
Then today, Shell had mother and daughter team Squiggle (Ch & Neut Ch Armahani Diamond Dansut (AI) CCD RN JD ET HT JC FM) and Slinky (Armahani Iolite Ihana (AI)) in the ring in Sydney. Both gained their classes in group - Puppy in Group for Slinky and Neuter in Group for Squiggle. Couldn't be prouder!