Introducing my first conformation champion, CH Nauti Herd Compact Flash CGC RN SN RL1 (AKA Miss Pandamonium, Best known here as Panda LOL!) who finished strong with two 5 point majors!
Her "reward" for finishing was that I took her in for BOB. We knew she wasn't going to win that (it was a HUGE class of very nice dogs) and that was fine) but she was SOOOO happy to be in the ring with me her tail didn't stop wagging and she never stopped smiling, all the way around!
She came into the ring, and the judge never took his eyes off her as she gaited around! After, as photos were being taken, he said the nicest thing. He said that Havanese have changed a lot in recent years, but that THIS is what Havanese should be! <3 I told him that she was not my first Havanese, but my first show dog, and he said I had chosen very well.
So now her (AKC) conformation career is over. I may show her in UKC, where the dogs must be owner-handled, just for the fun of it. But mostly it's back to the sports ring for us!