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!