There was a dog show recently in Cancun. Having bred, raised, trained and shown dogs in my previous life, I was very excited about this news. Despite the fact that I do not own one now, I am really more of a dog person than a cat person.
I was looking forward to seeing all of the different breeds on display. However, when we got there we discovered it was only an Obedience and Agility Competition. No matter. I used to compete with my little pound rescue girl in Obedience and my Wire Fox Terriers in Agility.
I was disappointed only in the size of the show. It seemed a very poor turnout. But some very good obedience work was on display.
So what are these people doing?
They had just given the "down, stay" command to their dogs and walked across the lot away from them. Silently praying that their dogs stayed down.
The only one who slightly disobeyed was the huskie, second from the right. And then he/she only got up when the owner approaced. Just too excited to have Mommy back at hand. Of note, the dog right next to the huskie is a pit bull. A very well trained pit bull. Too bad all owners aren't that responsible.
I fell in love with this little guy. Most likely a Jack Russell cross of some kind. What an adorable little fella he was!
I hope Cancun hosts another dog show soon. But next time I would like it to be a confirmation class so I can get a look at all the breeds represented in Mexico. Rest assured, if they do, I will be there!