The outdoor show season starts at the beginning of May, but the Tampere International Show on the second weekend of May was still held indoors. The spring has been late this year, the weather has been very cold and we have got snow and hail even in the south of Finland.
It looks like the organisers of the Antwerp dog show, called Brabo dog show, decided to no longer have 50 per cent Belgian judges. Two years ago there was a very high entry of over 2,400 dogs, probably as it was a Crufts qualifier.
With almost the very same number of entries as last year, the spring show of Luxembourg seems to remain high on the list of everyone who wants to start a champion career for their dog. Last years total number of entries was 4,560, and this year it was 4,551.
Well it is no secret that the Best in Show winner is a beautiful dog and this win certainly pleased the ringside. Melanie Harwood had a smile as wide as the new Forth Bridge Crossing when she was awarded Best in Show.
Ch Merrybear D'Artagnan, owned by Lyn and Terry Chapman, took his first all breeds Best in Show win in the UK at Bath over the bank holiday weekend from an entry of 7629 dogs.
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