This is my third post on Crufts 2011. The show can be a very tiring experience for all those involved. Whether you are involved in the show ring; promoting a charity; helping to educate the public; or performing in the agility/obedience disciplines, the days there are long and demanding. So, it's not surprising that many of the participants catch up on their beauty sleep at every available opportunity.
Here are some photos where the saying: "let sleeping dogs lie" springs to mind...
|The Boxers trying to catch forty winks.|
|A snoozing Malamute.|
|Three tired Mastiffs, sprawling on the floor...|
|"Wake me up, before you go-go..." This Mastiff was literally sleeping in the show ring!|
|A Golden Retriever taking a well-earned rest on his owner's chair.|
|A couple of Irish Wolf Hounds snuggling up to each other.|
|...and, finally, a pair of Saint Germain Pointers. They look so cozy.|
Of course, it wasn't only the dogs who were 'dog-tired'...
|"Hey - wake up! It could be my turn in the ring".|
And here's a few more candid shots of our four-legged friends with their loving owners...
|A Doberman practicing her stacking.|
|... and a booti-ful Rottie getting ready for its turn.|
|So in love...|
|A proud owner with his two Dobermans.|
|A Bernese Mountain Dog. The owner has stolen its bench!|
|A Saint Bernard wearing a bib. Is it dinner time?|
|"Oi! Pay attention to me."|
|Huskies and their young friends.|
That's all for now folks. I'll show you the final batch of Crufts photos in my next blog.