This coming weekend, the whole family is packing up and heading to Orlando for the International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) dog shows in Orlando. It will such a refreshing change to show under an organization that is not affiliated with the AKC! The IABCA shows are 4 shows over a 2-day period. Orso will be showing in the “Jugend” class, which is for puppies who are 9 to 12 months old, with his handler, Jessie Herzon of Chambray Labradors. All 4 shows will be held at the Orlando Sun Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
This weekend should be fun for many different reasons. Nichelle, our dogsitter extraordinaire is traveling this weekend, so we are taking all 3 dogs with us. We have rented a cargo van instead of our usual minivan rental to have enough room for everyone. A family trip is long overdue! Also, the IABCA judges its shows differently than traditional dog shows. In other words, Orso will be judged against the standard as an individual dog. The judges prepare written critiques of each dog for the owners to keep, which are open to discussion and clarification. At the end of the four shows, if your dog is an excellent representation of the breed standard, he has the opportunity to leave either a national and/or international champion under the IABCA. Very cool. We are definitely looking forward to it!
To learn more about the International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) or about the show this weekend, click here or go to: http://www.iabca.com/showinfoFL05-11.html.
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