Dog Show

This morning I attended the Mason City Kennel Club Dog Show and I was in awe at the hundreds of dogs in attendance.  I have been intrigued by pictures of dogs called Italian Spinones which are not common but I love the look of them.  There were 20 at this show!  Here are some pictures I took of these really neat dogs with a disposition of a golden retriever.


Here are some other pictures I took in the grooming building.


Look at this perfectly groomed golden retriever!


And I stalked this guy until I actually met him – his name is Taser.  Wish I could go back tomorrow to see the dogs again but there’s church and by the time it’s over the show is winding down.


Tomorrow I’ll give you a chick update!

18 thoughts on “Dog Show

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Michele – that perfect, handsome golden never gets to have any fun is my guess – which would you rather have?

  1. Launa Peters

    The best dog we ever had was a McNab/Border Collie cross…he herded our little grand girls all around if they got too far from our back yard patio or too near the pasture fences when they’d come to visit.
    No drizzle here in the south part of the valley……sun has popped out.
    I’m reading Debbie Macomber’s THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS; excellent humor. My son ordered it soft cover for me, but it came in LARGE PRINT so I’m adjusting to it. I can see so well since the cataract surgery Wed. All the drops are somewhat a pain…three types breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime.
    Love the Tucson theory about why the chicken crossed the road……..
    Thanks for the dog show pictures…lucky you …another nice outing, Mary!!!

  2. Starrla

    That looks like so much fun. I love dogs. There was one of that Italian breed you mentioned in our dog obedience class and it was huge like a small horse and very friendly and easy going unlike our little 9 lb ball of activity.

  3. Diane

    They are all gorgeous. I have not heard of the Italian ones. They are very pretty/handsome. Our friends have a 15 year old Golden Retriever that I love. The people who owned him gave him away when he was only a year old. Our friends are so thrilled to have him. Enjoy your day–it’s going to be in the high 70’s in Central Ohio and 84 on Tuesday–hot for October!!

  4. bernadette

    Handsome doggies. Question: How did those two eggs get fertilized? Do you have a rooster in your barn attic?!?! PS: The Italians have caught my eye in past Westminster shows.

  5. bernadette

    Handsome doggies. Question: How did those two eggs get fertilized? Do you have a rooster in your barn attic?!?!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Bernadette – remember when I ordered the chicks they always include a “free” chick with every 25 chicks. This time I agreed to accept the free chick knowing it would likely turn out to be a rooster and sure enough — I know have a daddy rooster. Ha!

      1. bernadette

        Oh, I see. Months ago when you got your chicks, one of them was a rooster. And that rooster has grown to be an adult, capable of fertilizing your ladies’ eggs? We were trying to figure out how this could have happened, here in Tucson, and decided you must have a wandering rooster on a neighboring farm, and so we came up with the conclusion we now know why the “chicken” crossed the road!!!!

  6. Gail Lockington

    Hi Mary, I love the pictures of the dogs. I have never seen an Italian Spinone, but it also reminds me of a Wheaten Terrier – our favourite breed of dog. Our two granddogs are golden retriever and golden doodle. If you lived nearby we’d get another dog and ask you to dog sit while we travel. You’re just a bit too far away from Toronto Canada.

  7. Peggy

    Love the pictures of all the dogs. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of that Italian one though!! We have our 4th English Springer Spaniel. Her name is Belle. And her father won the Westminster Dog show in 2007!! This girl has class!! LOL!! 🐶

  8. Kathy

    I was lucky enough to accompany a good friend to a dog show where she showed her Berger Picard. I was thrilled to see all of the breeds and watch the proceedings. Wonderful to see the pictures of the big fluffy breeds getting their finishing touches. I have been the lucky mom to two Bernese Mountain Dogs, and a Great Pyrenees. So no matter what color I wore I was showing dog hair. We have decided that dog hair will be found in our autopsies!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy – I watched the Bernese class – what lovable dogs! And I took that picture of a Great Pyrenese in the grooming building. I just loved all the dogs – yes, I would imagine dog hair is a side effect – ha!

      1. Cindie

        That Great Pyrenees looks exactly like our Emma did in her prime. She is 12 now and really showing her age. We also have a golden retriever.
        You are blessed to have so many animals. Especially a daddy rooster!!!!!

  9. Nancy Broers

    Love the dog pics! Just read a book you might enjoy called The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes. Very good!

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