News - May 2011

TsaTsa Steps into the Show Ring

Johannesburg, May 2011:  A late developer, TsaTsa participated in her first show just days after she turned 18 months old. There was much excitement as the whole family left the house in Nelspruit so early in the morning that it was still dark to drive up to Johannesburg. With only a brief stop for breakfast on the way, we arrived in Johannesburg four hours later for the Transvaal Terrier Club Show held at Goldfields, Bedfordview.

It was a cold day but Lola and Josie were excited to see their little 'sister' show off. 


The judge was Margaret Jones from Canada who started the morning with over 60 Staffordshire Bull Terriers to assess. TsaTsa was ready after the (Standard) Bull Terriers but had a half an hour wait at the entrance of the ring while the judge caught up with her judging reports.


TsaTsa took it all in her stride and was much better than her handler who showed her inexperience by getting between the judge and the show dog and then lifting the show
dog up onto the table back to front to present the judge with TsaTsa's back end before quickly correcting herself!


Nonetheless, the judge said that TsaTsa was a "beautiful little girl" and gave her her first Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed!


Later in the day TsaTsa represented the Miniature Bull terrier in the ring but by this time she had had enough. The rambunctious (Standard) Bull Terrier in front of her made her very wary and reluctant to get too close but his spirited presence in the ring and his good looks earned him Best in Show!


Well done to Shodan Chilly Peppers and Bennie van Niekerk!


TsaTsa, Lola and Josie had a little runaround on the fields before we all climbed in the car and drove the four hours back home to Nelspruit. All-in-all it was a great adventure! 

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