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October 21, 2009

River wins BOB & Best Puppy In Group!

Got some good news for you all! My handsome son, River, went for a show in Ipoh last Sunday with Chloe & guess what? River won his 1st Best Of Breed (BOB) & Best Puppy In Group against 17 Goldens at the age of 6 months 18 days old! And he beat a couple of imports too!!! The whole family & I are very happy for him. He did exceptionally well for his 1st time.

Mommy handled him throughout the whole show & she sa
id River never got tired for the whole 13 hours over there & he was always full of zest in the ring. He gaited & stacked wonderfully though he did freak out in the beginning when the Australian judge touched his erm..."jewels" but after that he warmed up to him. The judge was a very nice, gentle man. River made it all the way up to the Best Puppy In Show category but he didn't get anything from there. Hopefully next time, he will.

Here he is with his pretty BPIG pink rosette. My hoomies' mentor said he's a beautifully structured dog with a lovely scissor bite & head.

Here he is after he got groomed & bathed the day before the show.

Dogness me, the hall sure was packed!

The two snoring away in their playpen.

Here he is competing with the other pups from other groups for the BPIS & RBPIS titles.

They had a very exhausting day because everybody left at 3.30 in the morning on Sunday & only came at 1 a.m. the next day. They did not get to rest at all. BOL! Well, we sure were very happy to see them all back home again.


Kess And Her Mama said...

Congratulations River! Following in mum's footsteps, eh...You're a champ!

Daisy said...

Congratulations to River! Well done!

Terra said...


Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations, River! You are such a handsome boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00fs, River sure is a smart pup,cant beleive hes soo big now...congrats..

b safe,

Agatha and Archie said...

Congratulations!! We are not at all surprised!!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Congratulations!!! River is such a beautiful boy!

Hero said...

Congrats to River! You must be a very proud mom, Amber. Your little boy has grown up to be so handsome. I'm sure he'll soon be a champion just like his mom.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Woo are such a handsome young fella!

Way to go Mom and "Hoomie"


Mason Dixie said...

Well done River=)

Lorenza said...

Congratulations River!
Yes, another Champion in the family!
Kisses and hugs

Che-Cheh said...

Congrats River!!! What a feat!!!
You're talented & gorgeous :)

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Congrats River for your win! You must be super duper proud, Amber...*grins*


Faya said...

Congratulations ! What a great family of champions !
Kisses, Faya

holly said...

Congrats, River! You must have made both of your moms super happy (human and fur)!!!!

You are certainly a handsome dude!

Behr Behr :)

Noah the Airedale said...

Well done River and a big congrats from all of us.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Duke the Dog said...

The snoring pic -- how cute can you get??

Feel the doggy love! Congrats to ya.

achieve1dream said...

Yay River! Congrats!!!

Fred said...

Hooray for River! He is bootyfull!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Congratulations very handsome River!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Woooohooo! Well done to River.....he's his mummy's boy I think! We know a beagle lady who went to that show, her name is Felicia and she has some photos of the show on her Facebook page.....and somewhere I have seen a photo of the Golden who won Best Puppy.....hey, that must be you River!! Dog shows are so tiring, so you did really well :o)
Slobbers xx

Amber said...

OMD congrats to River! and he all grown up and so very handsome now! Amber mae must be a proud mama :)

big licks!
Amber d Chi

parlance said...

Well, how could he not be a champ with the doggy mother her has and the human "mother" he has!

congratulations to you all!

Sam said...

Congratulations River! You must be so proud!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Bravo, clapping paws!!!
Go River go, like mother like son. Born to win, Amber Mae's family.
We're dancing the dance of joy all the way here, muahhh!

Ebi n' Emma said...

Congratsssssssss River, the upcoming future champion! =)

You sure made Amber a proud mom & very nicely following her footsteps!

Your hoomies sure did bring you up really well & handled you well during the show. Well done!!

Such a handsome little boy~

Sasa said...

Congratssss!proud of River =)

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...he is pawsitively bootiful, Amber Mae!!!!! You must be soooo proud of him!!!

Aren't ya havin' a Barkday soonest????!!!!

Early barkday wishes to ya sweet Girl!!!

Kisses and hugs,

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan!!

Petey said...

He's a gorgeous boy! Can't believe how fast those puppies grew up, seems like yesterday we were predicting their birthday!

Congrats to the baby Champion!

Your pal,


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Ya.. Congrads...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cool Design Shelties said...

Congratulations with the fine wins :o)


Mika said...

Congratulations, River!!

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

YAY FOR RIVER~!! What a handsome pup. He is a great showdog. xo


Dino and Family said...

Whoa! River is gorgeous! He definitely deserved to win! Love, Dino

Biggie-Z said...

Congratulations, River and Mommy (human and dog)! What an achievement!

bonny said...

I was at the Ipoh Show and I am dead certain that your dog did not win a Best of Breed (BOB). Please put up a pic of your BOB ribbon. We'd all love to see it.