Norway’s biggest show weekend took place from November 14th to 16th.
The weekend started with the Norwegian Winner Show on Friday with a huge entry of over 7,000 dogs from 21 countries in 306 breeds! This was followed by the Nordic Winner on Saturday and Sunday, which, this year, was organised by the Norwegian Kennel Club, so in total the entry was 14,000 dogs in three days in this small town, Lilestrom, just 10 minutes away from Oslo in Norway.
MY grateful thanks to the Kennel Club of Spain for the invitation to judge six breeds at their two-day International Championship Show, on October 4th & 5th, held in the lovely arena at Talavera de la Reina (Toledo).
The weather was a cool 82 degrees with hardly a cloud in the sky, so I was fortunate to be provided with an outside ring.
I WAS delighted to be invited back to Denmark for the fifth time to judge the last show of the year in Herning, Denmark on November 1st and 2nd, with an increased entry of over 4,000 dogs over the two days, the second day being the Danish Winners Show and the finals for the years top awards of 2014!
To say the show was spectacular would be an understatement, it was electric at times when all the final awards were given, a huge ringside certainly let you know which were their favourites, the music and lighting and wonderful prizes resulted in a show I will remember for a very long time.
I was honoured and delighted to be invited to judge the Border Collie Club of Denmark’s Champ Show at Vallensbaek where the hospitality couldn’t have been better. Grateful thanks to Secretary Felicia Olsen and her committee for all their help and kindness throughout my stay. Thanks also to my lovely ring steward Julie.
In the evening after judging I was taken by Felicia and Ina Jorgensen to the Spisestedet Mosen, a lovely lakeside restaurant where the views were quite breathtaking, a wonderful way to end the day and thaw out from all the wind and rain.
When I first saw the brochure of this new show I was thinking that there expectations were a bit high. The brochure and entry form for the show promised 12,000 visitors and 1,500 dogs for a CAC show.
The showground looked very promising - 18,000 square metres - amid a green area, thus the name “The Green Dog Show”.
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