Near the really long article on the Lagotto, there are the results of the Club show 2013, in Chatel Guyon.
I found with delight a photo of some of my favorite dogs. Fanny ( Booly Wooly x Coccolina) who has a lovely head very typical of the line and lovely Alba, of a similar size and a bit curlier with lovely big curls. Both girls were up for BOB and eventually Alba got it because she was shown magnificently well by her owner. When 2 dogs of similar quality are up against each other, then the next criteria for judging is the handling and it was quite easy to decide, then. Next year, it won’t be eany easier!
Focus on the dog, not smile to get the judge’s attention, be discreet and son on and so forth….they judge the partnership and there is always one.
As mentionned before, both of these girls are nicely sized, at 53/54 cms and there were no females taller than the average male ( 58) this time. So, the size naturally came down. OUF.