Ruthless Leather had it’s first public outing this weekend. We were invited to have a stall at the Dobermann Nationals. Even though we got there a day after everyone else we still managed to score a prime spot outside the main entrance. Cheeky buggers that we are! We didn’t know how well we’d be received as we don’t sell off-the-shelf, all our pieces are made-to-order. It went really well though and it looks like we’re going to have a busy few weeks ahead of us!

Not only did Dave put in lots of late nights getting all the collars and leads ready in time, he also built this display stand. Isn’t he a good boy?

These were our neighbours [and new business managers!], the lovely ladies from Little Originals and their dog Anoushka. They’re both art teachers and so creative. Their website isn’t up and running yet, but as soon as it is I’ll let you know. You’ll want to check it out!

I hope you like Dobermanns [Dobermen?] cause I took a motherload of photos! I didn’t get this guy’s name. I was so in awe of his beauty that I got into a bit of a fluster. All I know is that he was imported from the US and he looked stunning in our wide black and brass Stud Muffin collar! [ETA: Thanks to Jan for letting me know that this is Aussie [Am. Ch. Aquarius Raindancin At Walamara, WAC]

Here’s a couple of cute puppies getting the once-over and taking it all in their stride!

Below is Valour [Aust. Ch. Fireax Twice The Valour ET WAC] wearing a regular chestnut and silver Lone Ranger collar [too high and tight, woops!] and Thunder [Aust. Ch. Fireax Thunder Storm ET] wearing a wide black and silver Lone Ranger collar. Thunder was Best of Breed at the Sydney Royal in 2006 and he also won Best Competitive Veteran in Show on Sunday.

A few of my friends were showing so they asked me to take some headshots of their dogs for them. The light was beautiful on Sunday afternoon and combined with nice models, it was an easy half hour’s work! Below on the left is Rumour [Aust. Ch. Fireax Flamin Rumour] and on the right is Buffy [Fireax Enticing Envy] who won Best Opposite Junior in Show on Saturday.

This is Valour again. He’s Divani‘s litter brother. He’s won multiple Best in Groups and he was also Best of Breed at the Sydney Royal Easter Show last year. Such a handsome boy… even more so after I’ve photoshopped out the long strings of drool 😉

We’ll be doing it all over again at the American Staffordshire Terrier Club of NSW Specialty Show next Saturday at Erskine Park, so come and say “hi” if you’re in the area!

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