A young puppy returning from her first dog show has brought home a number of ribbons for her owner.
Debra Kruz’s home-bred beagle Bayzurk Chipov Dauld Bloc (Chipps) won two classes in her first showing at Albury on June 4.
Dogs can start showing in conformation shows at the age of three months and Chipps was three months and two weeks old, going up against some baby puppies six months of age.
She won the baby puppy sweepstakes, beating 14 other all-breed baby puppies.
Chipps took out the best baby beagle before taking out the best baby puppy in the hound group beating a mini dachshund, Rhodesian ridgeback and a whippet.
It gave her the opportunity to compete for best baby puppy in show, representing the hound group up against the baby puppies from toy group, terrier group, gun dog group, working dog group, utility dog group and non-sporting group.
She was beaten by the Bernese mountain dog baby but it was a great honour for her in her first-ever show and her owners said they were very proud of her.
Chipps’ father is Australian champion Sanmar Good as Gold (Colby) and mum is Australian Champion Bayzurk Zebra Crossing (Zeb).
Ms Kruz shows her dogs in conformation shows in which the judge picks the dog they believe most represents the breed standard.