Posted this on another forum this morning and thought some of the doggy enthusiasts on here might want a look.
I found a link to these photos of the 2012 Adelaide GS champ show which was on the Queen's birthday weekend. Mum drove over with our two girls. Nike came 2nd both days in a class of around 12-13 bitches and even beat the winner of the Nationals. She came 5th at the Nationals out of around 20 odd minor puppies as well, pretty good for a girl who kept coming second last and who we were being told to 'run on' ie. she's crap get rid of her.
Pretty sure this is Nike but it's hard to tell even with your own dog!
Then Miss Eos who is a middle-of-the-pack sometimes surprisingly successful came 12th out of 21 odd bitches on the first day and then under a tough judge who hates dogs out of coat (she was basically nude) came 8th. She was pulled out 6th (on the pegs) but dropped back two places. Lots of tough competition in her class and there was even the National winner (mother of the puppy Nike beat) in there.
Eos looks fairly average when standing but if you get her working she can gait (trot) as fast as you can flat out sprint without breaking. Unfortunately, she's got inflammatory pneumonia she has picked up from somewhere and was a very sick girl only a few days ago.
Eos at a rather unfortunate angle and not standing properly. Her handler Mark owns her dad who is an Australian champion.
She's not even three yet and goes against mature breeding bitches so she does well. She's 27kgs of pure muscle as she gets walked 5km by me every second day, does a 45 minute swim once a week and gets two free-run sessions. Now she has to stay home and recover she is like a fart in a bottle.
My mum has already got her eye on an imported German male who won this years National to breed her to. But this probably won't be happening for another 1-2 years.