Ok so we just got home from our first VSBA show. (Volunteer State Bulldoggers Association)www.vsbulldoggerassoc.com
and I have to say other than the heat is was allot of fun. I went up with Willie from Rock Creek Kennels to get the dogs some excersize. The show is outside under a covered building and man was it hot!!!! We had to keep soaking the dogs down keeping them cooled. This show was a little different. They dont have weight classes at all so all dogs compete against each other with the top three places going to the dogs with the best body percentages, so its an even playing field, just you compete against ALL the dogs entered. They also have a Most Weight Pulled trophy.
Baliey pulled really good and placed fourth so I was really happy as she hadnt pulled in several months. She weighed 46lbs, so the weight is coming off some.
Rebel took 3rd place weighing in at 60lbs!!! Still working on his weight.
Switch took First and the Body Pound Trophy at 58lbs.
Willies dog Tinkerbell took second place so we took it all home. When it was all said and done Rebel and Switch were the only two dogs left pulling for the Most Weight Pulled title and they both pulled the same. The broke the weight out but the track was on about a 7 inch incline and they both came about 2 feet from the finish line. However I was proud of them as the left it all out on the track. They never quit, they simply just couldnt get it and that is ALL I ASK of them is that they give me 100% and they did. The dog that won the MWP weighed 82lbs so I was pretty proud of them being 58 and 60lbs! Also the dog that won it pulled 2570lbs but that was in the first show. In the second show the weights were different and it went from
2370lbs which they pulled to 2637lbs which they missed by 2 ft. Im pretty sure if the weight had been 2570 they might have got it but regardless they left it all out on the track and I was proud!!!!
Oh something else I didnt know is they have a jackpot and the Body Pound winner gets the pot so Switch won the money!!! So we got a free show!!!! Switch paid for it