After a long time, the special Galgo exhibition took place in Gelsenkirchen, close to our home. And therefore, it was a good opportunity to go there in order to meet our friends from the Galgo world again, although we neither wanted to exhibit nor to look for stud dogs.
If we had to find a title for the exhibition, we could say: "it was very windy and there used to be more spectacle".
The wind was unusually violent and sometimes so strong that tents were knocked down. Many Galgos did not show themselves in the usual form because of the gusts of wind, they pulled up their backs and did not show a fluid, light-footed gait. For us as spectators it was quite cold at the ring. Exactly the opposite to the annual exhibition 2018 in Donaueschingen, but unfortunately with the same result: Claudia started to take photos very ambitious, but just like last year because of the heat, this time because of the cold, she could not get out of her chair and her two blankets and so there are hardly any photos of the female classes.
And what does it mean with the "spectacle"? As pure spectators we noticed how boring the judging was. There was no applause (our animation attempts unfortunately didn't help at all), the winners of the individual classes were not presented, one had even trouble recognizing who had just won, and it was hardly possible to take pictures of the class winners. For the future we wished for more applause and animation clapping during the final selections and more celebration of the winners by the judges.
In addition, it was a pity that only such a small number of Galgos were registered for this show. Especially in Gelsenkirchen, record numbers of Galgos with FCI papers were achieved at previous annual exhibitions, even when there were much fewer Galgos with FCI papers, due to the favourable geographical location. But perhaps the commitment of the Galgo owners in this respect also is decreasing, because one no longer has to wait for the annual event of the Galgo JAS, in order to talk to other Galgo lovers or to see new Galgos, because one meets daily in the social networks.
The club in Gelsenkirchen organized the exhibition routinely as usual. And again this year there were nice prizes for all participants, donated by generous sponsors and collected by diligent helpers.