Great Dane Championship Show – Sydney 2009
Over the long Easter weekend I headed down to Sydney for a very busy few days of photo sessions (coming soon) and lots of Great Danes! On Good Friday we headed to the Royal Easter Show to see the Great Dane judging, however they switched the schedule around and put the Danes on first, meaning we arrived too late to see them.
I wasn’t too worried however as the Great Dane Club of NSW held their bi-annual Championship Show on the Sunday which I had the pleasure of photographing. So many beautiful dogs made my job super easy and I thought I would share a few of my favourites.
A couple of gorgeous mantles (bostons in the USA).
Another stunning mantle boy on the move.
I love this moment between this big baby boy and his ‘mummy’.
Another of her baby boys.
A cute little blue girl from the same breeder as my Luna, see any family resemblance?
She is such a bright, alert girl and totally up for a cuddle when I went to say hello later on.
Big blue boy with the most lovely quiet personality (excuse the tongue out, it was quite a warm and steamy day).
Fawns always outnumber the other colours and this show was no exception. This boy took out Best in Show.
With his daughter taking out Runner-Up!
The structure and look of a Great Dane’s head is quite an important aspect of judging and is something the judge pays careful attention to.
This fawn female took out the honours in the special class of Best Head. Although the cropping of ears is illegal in Australia, handlers will often hold the ears up to enable the judge a better view of the outlines and shape of the head.
One of my favourite fawn girls.
Looking spectacular on the move.
Lined up for judging.
Last up is this beautiful little black girl. What a cutie!