Oh, my, the 2013 Westminster Dog Show was an exciting adventure for everyone. While Debbie and I were there for the weekend, SurLuvs Lickin Larrgo de Grace won first place in the Junior Sweepstakes and the Sweepstakes. The Juniors are dogs 1 year to 18 months and sweepstakes are the winner of the junior plus all other dogs. Larrgo received 2 rosette ribbons. The Greater New York City Club was the show sponsor. We had time to visit with Larrgo and it was a wild time when he lived up to his name SurLuvs Lickin.
Then Sunday we had a day off to enjoy and relax before the nail-biting
The Havanese competition had 26 Havanese being judged. Our SurLuv Lickin Larrgo de Grace was one of them. The judge put all the dogs through their paces and then selected 1/2 that would continue. Larrgo made the first cut. The judge continued looking them over as she put them through their paces and then did another cut reducing the 13 to a final 8 from which she would choose the final four.
Larrgo made the final eight. Debbie and I looked at each other and Debbie said “Oh, my heart is beating fast.” Another time around the ring with the judge watching the dog’s every move. Finally she picked the final four Havanese but Larrgo didn’t make the final cut. What can we say? “Wait till next year!” Larrgo did us proud. He is only 13 months old and is already a Grand Champion.
February 11 at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
in New York City, SurLuvs Lickin LARRGO de Grace
proved he is indeed a Grand Champion.
Debbie and I cannot say enough about our excellent handler, Ruthellen Viall and the wonderful care and training she gives our puppies. It’s her expertise and love for Havanese that truly made all of this possible. (The web lady apologizes for the incorrect spelling of your name in the video.) Thank you, Ruthellen. We are so looking forward to the possibility of 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
All the winners of the Havanese Breed at the show are included in the video. We congratulate and praise all the fine dogs in the show. And without further ado, we wish to Congratulate the GRAND WINNERS of the 2013 Westminster Dog Show:
GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari
Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect
Breed: Old English Sheepdog