Woofing competition for Glance at the Ekka
LOCKYER Valley border collie breeder Catherine Bull was not convinced her one and a half year old pooch Glance would win the conformation competition at the Ekka.
Ms Bull said Glance had lovely movement but judges often looked for white markings - something that Glance did not have much of.
"They often go for the flashy white but movement is very important in a border collie," Ms Bull said.
Glance may not have been a favourite to win in the show ring but she was very popular with the public - one look from Glance's puppy dog eyes would stop people in their tracks and entice them to come over for a pat while she was waiting for her turn to compete.
Everyone remarked at her soft silky coat, which Ms Bull said was from the coconut oil in Glance's diet.
Ms Bull has six border collies and one recently had a litter of puppies.
Glance was the only one of Ms Bull's dogs competing this year.
It was easy to tell Ms Bull adored the breed.
"They're just so biddable, loyal and intelligent and they'll love you to the end," she said.
Getting Glance to the Ekka this year was about increasing her points. She's currently on 32 and Ms Bull had a goal for her to reach 100. - ARM NEWSDESK