Photo: ingrid matschke
BIS at the 2014 EKKA, aka the Royal Queensland Show, was the Australian Shepherd bitch, Sup Ch Ellagant Pretty N Blue, handled by Veronica Royston and owned by Ellagant Kennels.
I thoroughly enjoyed judging at the Queensland Afghan Hound Association Speciality Show.
The Baby Puppy classes were delightful and the happy temperament was positive evidence of the benefit of scheduling them. The Club has its own showgrounds with permanent buildings, electric gates and full time staff and must be the envy and ambition of all. Showmanship, presentation, camaraderie and general professionalism were apparent from committee members and exhibitors alike. I felt that the winners in all classes would be equally successful in the UK.
I was honoured and delighted to be invited to judge the Australian Welsh Corgi National 2012. The trip started with a 23 hour plane ride, with a two-hour stop over in Abu Dhabi.
We were met in Melbourne by the President of the club Glenda Cook herself an all breed judge with a marvellous knowledge of all breeds of dogs. After a good nights sleep we had a day to recover were we met up with the Sweeps stake judge Bill Sheldon from America, a dyed in the wool Corgi man who owns some very special dogs in the States, and who also has some very forthright views on how we are treated in the world of dogs.