Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Welcome to Crufts 2011 - (Part 3 of 4)

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.

Drowsy Newfoundlands...

...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.

Smile please!

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.

A very happy owner with his Malamute.

That's all for now folks. I'll show you the final batch of Crufts photos in my next blog.


George the Lad said...

Great set of photos, I can see it would be very tiring plus you have the noise.
Next year I will be going for sure :)
Have a good week
Jan and George xxx

The Life of Riley said...

Thanks for your posts on Crufts. My humans remember going there when they lived in London, and it used to be in London a very long time ago. It is where they decided that one day (when they returned home) they wanted to get a Golden Retriever.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What great pictures! The snoozing Malamute doesn't look like he cares one way or the other if the show goes on with or without him!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Those sneepy pictoowes awe adowabull. It must be exhausting to be a show doggie. I hope you had a lovely weekend
smoochie kisses

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It is just SOOOOOOO khool to see tails and ears like Mother Nature intended!

I'm sure The RH will applaud those Mastiffs napping when and where the spirits moved them!

Thanks again fur showing those furry special and beaWOOtiful Northern breeds!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Of course, you know we love seeing those sibes and malamutes, but there are just so many handsome dogs there. Mom loved the snuggling wolfhounds, pointers, and newfs, all just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing all your great Crufts photos.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mango said...

Well why not take a quick nap in the ring? Not much to do while the judge is all walking around and whatnot. Wonderful post. I love seeing dobies and rotties with their ears and tails and not all that nasty cropping and docking crap.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Everyone seemed to be smiling in your last post, now everyone is worn out--Tired of all the smiling I guess from a full and eventful day!

I hope your week is off to a good start!

Lorenza said...

I can see doggies and humans tired!
Sure it was a very hard job!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

OH I love it! Everybody looked so relaxed at the show. Beautiful dogs!

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Homer and family, I just love all the photos. I want to take all those doggies home. Thanks for sharing. No worries, love Carol.

Miss Bailey Herself said...

What's that saying about dogs and their 'owners' looking alike?

MAXMOM IN SA said...

I just loved looking at all your wonderful photos! Yes, it must be very tiring work.
I wonder if it really is all worth it? (From the doggies' point of view, that is) Just a thought.
Sending lotsaluv to you and again -thanks for the opportunity of seeing this event through you photos.

Lucille said...

Hi Homer,
aren't you jelous your Human was among so many lovely dogs?
She might have taken a puppy back home to steal your sofa!!!
Miss you!
Ciao Lucille

Winnie said...

LOVE your photos. The Lady Of The House went to Crufts all day on the Saturday...but she was busy talking to people she said....

I did get some nice treats brought back for me though, so I was happy.

Love and licks, Winnie

KT and Lady said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing them with us. Enjoyed all of the different breeds and their humans.

rottrover said...

We loved seeing the rotties and dobies with TAILS... Someday...

Wild Dingo said...

HUSKIES!!!! i don't know why but i still go crazy for them. not like i ever desired one. i just happened to 'get' one because Loki seemed to like them. now that i have one, they've grown on me. seeing them in a pack just makes me smile...

your crufts shots are awesome. thanks for showing!