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What a hell of a life!!

Ponggibonsi all breeds National Championship Show

Having judged in Tuscany before I was looking forward to this appointment. Jacqui Ward was also officiating, she was warned not to be a lightweight, and she did not let me down! 

Allessio, as always, picked us up from the airport and, as always, we did not go to the hotel.

Generally the first thing you need is hotel, unpack, shower and change. What is it about airports that leaves one sticky and feeling unclean? However when you are in Allessioís charge there is always some think more interesting to do. 

So into the town centre for a fun event on behalf of the guide dogs for the blind. We witnessed a display, where the dogs were put through their paces taking their handlers over, through and around obstacles - where are the anti dog brigade at such an exhibition!

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International Dog Shows - Torino

An International Dog Show was held on July 5th in Torino Italy, with 1,000 entries.
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Italian Newfoundland Club

The Italian Newfoundland Club, the CIT – Club Italiano del Terranova – held their club show on 3rd and 4th of May, in Spresiano, at the lakeside of the Lago Le Bandie. Spresiano is in North-East Italy, about 40 kilometres from Venice. At the lakeside was a hotel and sports centre where the judges and a few exhibitors were accommodated.  

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International Dog Show, Genoa

GENOA International Dog Show was on November 16 & 17, 2013. I remember being here in 1998 when the European Dog Show was held here.

If you ever come here for a dog show, you must allow yourself an extra day to have a walk round the city centre and vist the famous aquarium, it was fantastic.

The show was held at the Genoa International Fair, Fiera Del Mare. I remember the hall well as it was for the BIS ring for the European Dog Show in 1998. For this show only one hall was used. There were 1,300 entries over the two days. On the first day (Saturday), Groups 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 were judged, and on Sunday, Groups 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. There weren’t too many foreign exhibitors among the 1,300 entries.

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Italian Newfoundland Club

I VERY much enjoyed attending the Club Show of the Italian Newfoundland Club, the Societa Amatori Terranova (SATs), which was held on the 20th and 21st of April. I have missed a few of these shows recently, but was invited again to take photographs at the SAT’s Gold Cup Show.

This club is not a member of the FCI, but it has been established for a long time. This was the 24th Speciality Show and the 18th Gold Cup. There were no FCI judges, but the two men invited to judge were Mr Milan Lint, co-owner of the Pouch Cove Kennel in the USA, and Mr Luis Amador Fernandez from the Rain Coast Kennel in Spain.

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