Top Dog 2015 Final
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Australia's 'Top Dog for 2015'
2015 was very successful in the showring for Errol. He finished the year as Tasmania's No1 All Breeds dog on the Top Dog Australia Point Score.
This qualified him to be invited to compete in Canberra in February 2016 to compete against the State winners from all States of Australia for the title of Australia's Top Dog 2015.
We set off on our journey, proud to be representing Tasmania at such a prestigious event. The final was to be held at the Gold Creek Tourist Resort, and was a Black Tie event that certainly didn't disappoint. The Host Mr. John Bryson and his family and team were extremely helpful and ran a smooth seamless world class event.
Greg and I were touched that Errol's breeders John and Sue Lewington made the trip up to Canberra to support us, and enjoy the evening. Also our friends Nicky, Michelle and Carol came along to watch and cheer and Nicky was in her element with a comb in one hand and her phone in the other sending reports back home.
The other state qualifiers were multi best in show winners, and I was feeling really quite honoured that Errol and I were amongst such company. I didn't hold any illusions of winning at all, I was just there to enjoy the evening.
However, from the first step into the courtyard, Errol lifted. He was relishing the cool change that had come through after a hot day, and he picked up on the atmosphere.
Each round he won, he lifted just a little more, enjoying himself immensely, so I just let him go. He did not put a foot wrong all evening. I could not have asked any more from him.
When it came down to the final, we were asked to bring the 2 last dogs inside for the announcement of the winner. I was over the moon to be in the final, and not nervous as I really didn't expect Errol to be announced the winner. It wasn't until the other finalist, Mr M Camac, congratulated me, did I realise that the judges had voted Errol as Australia's Top Dog for 2015.
I wish to thank the Judges Mrs.E Berg (USA), Mr. K Berg (USA) and Mrs. Wilson (Sth Africa) for awarding Errol. It was a dream I had not dared to dream that came true. Thank you to Top Dog Media for holding this event, it was a spectacular evening, of the highest order, with fantastic support and sponsorship. Thank you to the other competitors, the sportsmanship was incredible. Thank you to my long suffering husband, who is the calm in my storm, but mostly thank you to Errol. Just for being you.