The Eukanuba Nationals was a fabulous show of the most beautiful dogs in the world. A perfect venue for a dog show, the Long Beach Convention Center was decorated in BRIGHT PINK ; flags, shirts, signs, dog bowls, anything "Eukanuba" was very visible amongst the crowds of people and dogs. Hummer, as usual, was "in his element", enjoying all of the other dogs and the attention from the public who all thought he should have won. Many people wanted to have their picture taken with Hummer, like these nice young men by the "Long Jump" Retriever Pool.The Newfoundland ring , large and blue-carpeted, held some of the most gorgeous Newfoundland Dogs in the country, most who have won Best of Breed and Best in Specialty Show wins. Hummer showed beautifully with his handler, Jeff Heim, and I was proud to watch his elegance and beauty as he was presented to Judge James Reynolds. Ch Oceano's Reflection on Sundust, a bitch bred by Kim and Gigi Griffith, was the Breed Winner, a small compact and typey bitch who has good movement and a lot of support from the judging arena, went on to compete in the Working Group. Celebrities like Shawn Johnson, the Olympic Gymnast and contestant of Dancing With The Stars, were everywhere! Followed by her entourage of cameras and microphone people as she entered the Newfoundland show ring area, Shawn enjoyed meeting some of the dogs like Hummer's good friend Bella! Maybe Bella will appear on Animal Planet when the Eukanuba show will be televised on February 6th!! Hummer and I were interviewed by a local newspaper reporter where I told them the facts of his Championship with winning 4 Majors, one at a Specialty, and completing his Championship Points in only 9 months. Watching the dogs in the Group and Best in Show Arena was a rare treat and only inspires the passion and desire to continue to promote the pure bred dog and participate in dog shows, amongst the most beautiful dogs in the world. Hummer will continue to compete in local shows in 2010, beginning with the Golden Gate Kennel Club show at the Cow Palace, San Francisco on January 30th and 31st.
Peace on Earth, and Happy Holidays for All!!