Judge - 御殿場中央愛犬クラブ展/JKC Gotemba All Breed Dog Show
2012年10月3日
JKC Gotemba All Breed Dog Show(御殿場中央愛犬クラブ展)
2012年8月26日、久しぶりに大勢のSight Hound達に会える・・・。この日を心待ちにしていました。
当日の天候は日差しは強いもののテント内に居るとひんやりした心地よい風が吹いて、うだるような暑さの東京と比べると別天地の様に感じました。
「これ位なら犬達に我慢してもらえるかな」なんて事を考えているうちに審査が始まり、アフガンハウンド4頭、ボルゾイ9 頭、IG10頭、ウィペット4頭(4犬種 27頭)の順で、どの犬種のどの子も協力的で美しく手入れされており、良いショーイングを見せてくれました。
IGのハンドラーはプロハンドラーが2名、幼い男の子、中学生位のお嬢さん等々でIG達が苦手にしている触審も無事に通過、個性的なHigh Stepping & Freeで楽しそうに走る愛らしい姿を見せてくれました。
ショー会場は和やかな雰囲気で、出陳者と一緒に楽しめたことが良い思い出になりました。

全ての犬達が大好き!共に生きられる事に感謝!
3 October , 2012
Dear readers,
I had been counting down the days until I could spend time with the Sighthounds at the Gotemba All Breed Dog Show held on August 26th , 2012. I was thinking about what it would be like when I left Tokyo's steamy hot weather for the show. I was concerned about the conditions outside for the dogs. I got there and was immediately relieved to find that a tent set up for the show with a nice cool breeze running through it could keep us all comfortable enough. It was like paradise compared with the scorching summer weather in Tokyo. While my mind kept shifting to this and that, the dog show started. The stars of the show were 4 Afghan Hounds, 9 Borzois, 10 Italian Greyhounds, and 4 Whippets (in order of appearance, representing 4 breeds and 27 dogs.) They were all obedient, well cared for, and presented themselves wonderfully. Their handlers ranged from very young to middle school-aged children, and two professionals. Those young handlers with their Italian Greyhounds displayed great handling skills. They had their dogs under control when I touched the dogs to judge them. I know very well that Italian Greyhounds are not good at that. I saw their pleasure and felt that those IGs were having fun as they ran in the ring with their distinctive, high stepping and free gait side by side with their handlers. It was a nice and amiable dog show. I absolutely had a great time with everyone and every dog there.

I DO LOVE DOGS ! I AM TRULY HAPPY BEING WITH THEM !

Etsuko Ishimaru
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