Many of you already know Laika, but I thought it was high time to officially introduce her to everyone now.  After all, I think only just recently is she truely in her adult form.

I am so lucky to have her here at Mach-Speed.  After all, I haven’t been deep into the show aspect of Whippets for very long.  People associate us more with the frisbee/disc, sport and pet aspects more than with pure-bred showing.

When I look back at Laika’s past year (to year and a half), as far as shows are concerned, its been so much more than I ever expected.

Here’s a quick look at the successes:

  • In Laika’s last 6  shows, she has taken Best of Breed or Junior Best of Breed in ALL 6 of them!   …and in all 6 shows she was up against competiton.
  • In her last 2 shows, she took Best of Breed, Best of Group and 3rd Best in Show both times — from a field of approximately 400. (collecting a CAC and a CACIB in the process)
  • In her only show as a puppy, she took Best of Breed Puppy.
  • She completed her Junior Polish Champion title in, if I remember correctly, the minimum number of shows.
  • She accomplished all this with a less than exception handler (me), and she missed quite a few chances at Best of Group and other awards because I didn’t know what was going on.

She is my 50cm tall sweetie (that I sometimes call “Tweetie”) that seems to have something magic.  She seems to use the magic the most when judges are watching…  Not to say that she is the easiest to handle in the ring, cuz she is not.  But she seems to be getting better.

Here are some pics I took of her today in Mui Ne, VietNam.  Click on thumbnails to see them in full-size.