Hartford CT Show - Feb 2014 Feb 14-16, 2014

At the age of 9 months, Sophie and her brother Bentley got their first points at the Governor's Footguard Dog Show in Hartford, Feb 2014
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SophieHartfordShow201402-005 Friday night was Valentine's Day, spent at MaryBeth Frosco and Michael Shannon's house in Madison grooming the dogs for the show the next morning.
1 Friday night was Valentine's Day, spent at MaryBeth Frosco and Michael Shannon's house in Madison grooming the dogs for the show the next morning.
SophieHartfordShow201402-006 Caryl Crouse setup at the Hartford Civic Center earlier in the day, then drove down to meet us for grooming and a little training. Caryl and MaryBeth blow out...
2 Caryl Crouse setup at the Hartford Civic Center earlier in the day, then drove down to meet us for grooming and a little training. Caryl and MaryBeth blow out Bentley, Sophie's brother.
SophieHartfordShow201402-008 Next up is Sophie on the grooming table, getting some words of encouragement from her half-sister Elizabeth.
3 Next up is Sophie on the grooming table, getting some words of encouragement from her half-sister Elizabeth.
SophieHartfordShow201402-010 Sophie gets quite the spa treatment
4 Sophie gets quite the spa treatment
SophieHartfordShow201402-013 Saturday ring times were delayed 3-1/2 hours due to the judge's plane not making it in time. Dogs (males) compete before bitches (females), so once things got...
5 Saturday ring times were delayed 3-1/2 hours due to the judge's plane not making it in time. Dogs (males) compete before bitches (females), so once things got started, Bentley, Sophie's brother, is first up in the puppy (6-12 months old) dog class.
SophieHartfordShow201402-015 Bentley on the judging table
6 Bentley on the judging table
SophieHartfordShow201402-016 On his first time out, Bentley won best puppy dog and then Winner's Dog to get his first point towards championship!
7 On his first time out, Bentley won best puppy dog and then Winner's Dog to get his first point towards championship!
SophieHartfordShow201402-020 Caryl Crouse takes Sophie for her first time in the ring, competing in the puppy (6-12 months old) bitch (female) class.
8 Caryl Crouse takes Sophie for her first time in the ring, competing in the puppy (6-12 months old) bitch (female) class.
SophieHartfordShow201402-022 Sophie's first time on the judging table
9 Sophie's first time on the judging table
SophieHartfordShow201402-023 Sophie does her down-and-back, to win the puppy bitch class.
10 Sophie does her down-and-back, to win the puppy bitch class.