Today was Orchids first time in Golden Retriever Junior Bitch's at Championship level. She will be in this class now until she is 18 months old, she is actually only just 12 months this week. To my surprise she managed to get 5th place which is very respectable for what she is up against in respect of age and maturity of the older girlies.
We have another Championship show next weekend in Yorkshire and one the following weekend in Scotland, in which Orchid and her mother-Willow will be competing. Willow hasn't been shown at Champ level since 2004, so it will be interesting to see how she does. Brook is now out of coat (growing a nice new one in) so hopefully will be ready to show again mid summer.