Photo: Beckham Group 4 April 17 and 18 2010 (back to back group placements!) shown by Ellie owner/handler

What an amazing weekend we had in Eau Claire, WI.  Very low entries in Aussies which is often the case here where we live.  Beckham won the Breed, Kaih won Best of Opposite, so on to Terrier Group Beckham and Ellie went.

For those of you new to dog shows, like us not too long ago, Group is where all the Best of Breed dogs for that day compete against other breeds within their classification.  In otherwords, because we have a terrier breed, our Aussie Terrier goes in the ring with other winning terriers for that day.  The judge determines the best Terrier and places the top 4 in rank 1-4.

Ellie and Beckham have been in group many times, it's difficult to place in group.  Aussies are not a popular breed, she's a junior handler, many dogs shown in group are professionally handled so for these reasons it's more challenging to place.

Saturday, with roughly 20 Terrier breeds represented in the group ring, Beckham shown by Ellie (11 years old) placed 4th in Group!  It was her first time placing and she was overwhelmed by this win!  We were so happy and proud of them. 

Sunday, again with roughly 20 Terrier breeds represented in the group ring,  Beckham and Ellie placed 4th in Group a second time!  We were so excited!

We're so honored by these wins.  Beckham is a fine example of the breed standard, it's great to have him recognized in the ring.  Thank you judges!!

Her determination and his love for her, make Beckham and Ellie quite the team and exciting to watch!