Monday, April 7, 2008

Yosemite Kennel Club Show, Merced

Chenille's Shih Tzu Carmila's First Show at Yosemite Kennel Club, Merced California. We are so proud of our little girl, Twa-Nas Pe-Kae Carmila Frapachina she did pretty good for her first time out in the show ring. Chenille's Carmila was shown in 6 to 9 months bitch class. She was a bit shy on the table, Judge: Mr. David A. Ojalvo was very pleasant and complementing. Carmila had a slow start on the floor with wanting to put her head down. Working on the lead with wrist twitches helped to hold her head. Carmila was comfortable with the turn and walking back to the our Judge. We thank Yosemite Kennel Club and Judge Mr. David A. Ojalvo for awarding Carmila with her first place win, April 3,2008.

This show was to get Carmila out and work on socializing skills also ring time practice. This was a great deal of fun for us, we had our family and friends show up giving Carmila tons of support. Thank You!

Video of Carmila's First Show:

On Friday, April 4, Carmila was shown under Judge Mr. Enrique Jorge Filippini. Chenille's Carmila did much better on the lead. This time out she was confident and knew what to do. Her gait was smooth without stopping. Exposure to the ring at her young age is extremely important. We only showed Carmila for two days, at the four day dog show. We feel that four days showing is just to much for a young puppy. My handling skills need some fine tuneing, as I'm learning how to show Shih Tzu's. We have more pictures of the show on our Shih Tzu site at

1 comment:

Debby White said...

Peg, Carmilla is so pretty. You have done a wonderful job with her!! She will be a champion before you know it, Debby