Great Dane Championship Show Sydney ~ July 2009
More dog show photos for the Great Dane lovers out there – these were taken at the Great Dane Club of NSW Championship Show at Erskine Park in Sydney in July. As usual, there were lots of gorgeous fawns.
Two of which ended up taking out Best in Show and Runner Up Best in Show.
This blue boy is gorgeous and came second out of all the male dogs entered.
Each judge does it their own way and it’s interesting to see how they interact with the dogs as they are examining them.
For the black Great Dane fans out there.
The babies were as cute as ever, this little harlequin girl was more interested in giving the judge kisses than standing still.
And this cute little fawn girl stood beautifully…
… but still wanted kisses from her mum.
Best Head is always a good class to watch, as the judges rank the dogs solely on their structure and shape of their head.
This fawn girl has won this class twice in a row.
Some of the other fun classes are Best Veteran – the dog must be over 7 years of age and are often successfully retired show dogs so their return to the ring is often a cause for celebration. It’s good to see the ‘old grey faces’ out and about strutting their stuff, showing they still have it!
Another class is Best Parent and Offspring where the aim is to demonstrate an improvement of dogs from generation to generation.
For more information about this show, please see the results here and a gallery of all photos here.