Our Irish Terriers in Brace Competition

Brace competition means one handler showing two dogs at the same time. The dogs are judged for their individual quality, their similarity in character, and their unison of movement. A good brace shows consistency in breeding. Showing brace is challenging for the handler and fun for the audience.

Elena first tried showing brace at the 2010 Great Western Terrier Association Show. She took Mocha and Druid into the ring and came out with Best Brace in Show. This success encouraged Elena to continue showing brace when the opportunity presents itself.

Irish Terrier Brace Mensona Kennel Club 2012
Ayfa and Whitney
Mensona Kennel Club, Santa Rosa, California
August 25, 2012
Photo by Maderich

Irish Terrier Brace Mensona Kennel Club 2012
Ayfa and Whitney
Best in Show, Brace Competition
Mensona Kennel Club, Santa Rosa, California
August 25, 2012
Mrs. Charlotte P. Patterson, Judge

Irish Terrier Brace Great Western Terrier Association Show 2012
Amazing Brace! Elena handles Whitney and her mother Ayfa (closer to Elena) in brace competition.
Great Western Terrier Association show, Long Beach, California, June 23, 2012.
Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli, Best in Show Daily

Irish Terrier Brace Great Western Terrier Association Show 2012
How many dogs can you see? Elena handles Whitney and Ayfa in brace competition.
Great Western Terrier Association show, Long Beach, California, June 23, 2012.
Photo by Maderich

Irish Terrier Brace Great Western Terrier Association Show 2012
Ayfa and Whitney
Group Second, Brace Competition
Great Western Terrier Association Specialty Show, Long Beach, California
June 23, 2012
Mr. Joe C. Walton, Judge

Irish Terrier Brace GWTA 2010
Mocha and Druid
Best in Show, Brace Competition
Great Western Terrier Association Specialty Show, Long Beach, California
June 26, 2010
Col. Joe B. Purkhiser, Judge


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