Looking at these photos of the X-ray's interests me greatly. Even I can see the difference in Jezi's left hip to the other three hips. To my eye the ball does look smaller, and does not fit as comfortably in the socket. I don't really understand the finer points of the scoring but it is possible to see that that hip would score higher than the others. Still a total of 18 is quite acceptable, and she would still qualify for a breed survey class one with her 6+12 score. (53+53 is the top score and that means severe hip dysplasia) So though you always hope for better I guess I can't complain about either. Good on yeah girls!
|Blade at Ruthin in 1995|
The Summer of 99 had been very emotional, Blade had suffered his first torsion in the June and we had come so close to loosing him that I had him wrapped up in cotton wool. The morning of the show I loaded the youngsters into the blue metro, telling Blade that though he was entered he was staying at home. Steve would be home at lunch time to check on him. Blade was such an Obedient dog, but that day he shoved past me ran out and jumped over the front seat into the car. I just couldn't do it to him, I couldn't bring him back when he wanted to go so badly! And there he was at the end of the day ...BIS from veteran under The Kennel Club's chairman Ronnie Irvin! The icing on the cake was that Kiri also went Reserve Best Puppy In Show on the same day. I think I floated home!
|Mikey BIS 2012/13|
2013, and when Mikey went BOB I can't deny it the thought did cross my mind ... could he do it again? But my god I can't explain the excitement of it actually happening. Way To Go Mikey Mikey.
So Merioneth show, 22 years of competing with 4 BOB's doesn't sound that good does it? But 4 Best In Shows ... like I said when we win there we win big!