much deliberation about what breed of dog I was going to have next I fell
for the cute look of a poodle cross who I named Whizzy. She is the first
crossbreed I have had and is very interesting as each side of her cross can
come out at different times.
She instantly proved a hit with the crowd
during the displays chasing her toy around the arena and of course it was
good socialisation when she was a puppy. As she is part standard poodle I
knew she would take a while to mature and grow up so I did'nt do quite as
much as I would normally do with a puppy
so that she could develop.
As she grew up I concentrated on her
obedience and decided to put her in a few shows
during 2009. Due to my busy schedule teaching and demonstrating I could only
get to four shows. I was very pleased that she acheieved two firsts and two
which meant she has to go up to the next class. If i had more time I would
have liked to progress her obedience but as the displays tend to be in the
summer when the
obedience shows are I cannot be in two places at once.
During 2010 I entered Whizzy in four
competitions where she won two novice freestyle classes and then won two
intermediate classes resulting in her qualifying for advanced freestyle.
During the summer season Whizzy works a routine in the entertainment
show which she does with great gusto and is a real favourite with the audience.
In 2011 Whizzy qualified for the Crufts
freestyle final where she lead the class until Pogo worked her routine
which put Whizzy into second, a good result for Whizzys first Crufts