It was the first time that Mr.Paul Harding (UK) was going to be judging in Barbados, and I thought I would go along and extend a warm dog-lover welcome to our shores.
He had the task of judging 15 breeds of dogs in Championship, Utility, and Working groups.
Need I say here, that I was looking forward to a lovely day surrounded by man's best friends and dog lovers like myself, and it turned out to be one of the loveliest days ever.
Waterford Woods is home to The Barbados Kennel Club.
One of the last remaining indigenous wooded areas on the island
With old old trees that have weathered many storms...even the termites know they have a safe haven here
The Judges Table
Mr. Paul Harding (UK) the head judge
Trophies, cups and plaques to be won
The sponsor for the event - Roberts Manufacturing....locally produced dog and animal feed company
Crowds keeping cool under the tents
Pet transportation was available
Let's get this party started.....
Red ribbon won!!!
Inspection table for the small breeds.
Best of Breed and Best Locally Bred won the red ribbon
Red Irish setter
"Bandit" the Beagle won first prize in his category
Much to the surprise of his owner..."I can't believe that "Bandit" won! We're gonna have to take the judge to dinner!"
Obviously the name "Bandit" was not given lightly.
Japanese Shiba Inu
Let's have a look shall we........
Needless to say, I could not stay for the afternoon half, and therefore departed after the morning's judging was over.
I had to get home to give you know who his lunch.
He immediately knew that I had been out with other dogs. He gave me the once over, sniffing me thoroughly, and then decided that I was okay. I guess he was too hungry to make a fuss.
Most of my dogs over the years have been small mixed breeds, but I do enjoy viewing pedigree dogs on show.
You already know who is the star champion of my show....
Brownie my Numero Uno