SSo after 30 hours travelling through multiple countries in the most uncomfortable transit van in sub-zero temps we arrived in Italy .
5 blokes 5 Dogs, 4 Staffords and a Stafford cross Lurcher made the frankly madness trip to Brescia, Italy to compete and Show in the sporting Dogs Club Italia penultimate show of the year - The Event 2017.
2 of us made the pathfinder trip 2 years before and had just the best time when the club was in its infancy and wow had they learned a lot since then!!!!
We saw some fantastic examples of Staffords and pit bulls in great condition, the backdrop of the venue was just sublime and the competition was as expected fierce.
Saturday was all sport and Sunday was the showing.
The disciplines were slatmill race, high jump, hang time and vertical wall.
The travelling had affected the dogs but they all tried their best and I was happy with Bailey but I knew she could’ve done better overall.
Sunday we all showed, Bailey was in the veteran, under 45cm, and best in condition classes which were multi breed and some great examples of bull breeds; all had put some serious time into their Dogs.
The bling Bailey came home with was 3rd in vertical scale under 45cm beate,n by 2 young pitbulls who will do very well in the future.
2nd in under 45cm veteran bitches and Best Conditioned dog in Show (this was a big deal for me as it was the biggest class of the day by far).
The Italian club and its members were fantastic as usual looked after us very well I look forward to seeing them again soon.
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!