The Irish kennel Club held their traditional two day international show last weekend at their show centre at Cloghran in Dublin. A number of top international judges from Portugal, Germany, Croatia etc officiated as well as a strong contingent of Irish judges.
Last weekend saw the Rome International dog show with more than 1200 entries in the Rome Nuova Fiera. BIS was the Bearded Collie, Ops I Did It Again Del Cuore Impavido owned by Olga Klimova (Rus), res BIS was Wymeswold Tiramisu Clumber Spaniel o, Loretta Bernardi (I), BIS3 Balou Girl del Wanhelsing, Kaninchen Wire Dachshund, o: Allevamento del Wanhelsing (I) the BIS judged by Valerio Nataletti (I)
The Lovaniumtrophy has the reputation of being a show that attracts a lot of hunting dogs and breeds. If you want to see some rare breeds of Groups 6 & 7, than you'll have a big chance to see some. This year there was an Epagneul de Pont-Audemer, a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne, and an Erdely Kopo, or Transylvanian Hound.
THE Sighthound Festival was held in Donaueschingen, Germany on the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd of August.
There were two shows, Saturday was the Donaueschingen Winner Show, and Sunday the Club Show of the DWZRV. Over the two days there were more than 1,200 entries, which is a record in the history of this event.
Michael Forte in Lisbon
I am just back from a wonderful weekend at the International Lisbon show.
Because of the warm weather the show committee decided to try a new starting time, 5pm in the evening, when the weather would be cooler, and indeed, it worked well the entry was up by nearly 13%; quite an achievement in this day and age.
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.
A delighted Pat told Our Dogs, “It was great to get this in her country of origin”.
Photo by Pat Phillips
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