At the Championaat de France in Angers on the 7th & 8th of June, Friponne Du Pic D’Espade Kelltara was awarded CACS, CACIB and BOB by Breed Specialist, M. Alain Pecoult. She was then selected 2nd in the Group 1 by Hans Van Den Berg, only being beaten by the eventual BIS winner, a Berger Blanc Suisse. She is a French import, owned by Pat Phillips and handled by Steve Phillips, and has been doing well here in the uk with 11 BOBs and 4 Group placings.
It was May when I had a phone call from friends in France who have Otterhounds, to say they had been told of an Otterhound on ‘death-row’ in a French Pound. They gave me details of a web-site run by Evelyn Gorrill, an English lady in France and sure enough, the photo was definitely an Otterhound, named Dede.
The result was a World Dog Show of 21,678 dogs over four days - and a Championnat de France Show of 14,817 over the first three of those four days. A total of nearly 36,500 dogs all told. This meant that on each of the first three days, the organisers were putting about 10,000 dogs a day through the halls.
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