4,518 dogs were entered for the USA's most prestigious show, the AKC/ Eukanuba Championships held in Orlando, Florida on 13th/14th December where BIS received a cash prize of £50,000. Best in Show, judged by Ron Meneker, was the Skye Terrier, Grand Ch. Cragsmoor Good Time Charli, owned by Victor Malzoni, andleerd bu Larry Cornelius and bred by Zaphiris and Stander.
Well done to Juha Kares and the Chic Choix Lhasa Apso for winning the Breeders Team award at last weekends Finnish Winners Show in Helsinki.
The breeders groups are highly valued in Europe and to win this award, breeders must compete at the highest level.
The Best in Show winner of the Helsinki Winner All-Breed International Dog Show held on December 6 in the capital of Finland was (pictured below) Marianna Korpi's and Annet Finnig's Cocker Spaniel, Coastline Johnny B Good.
More than 6,700 dogs competed for this title and the other three finalists chosen by the Finnish all-rounder Marja Talvitie were Laurent Heinesche's and Maarit Kalke's Pomeranian, Linnanhaltijan Quartz; Selen Stina's Miniature Dachshund, Naa-Naan Llotulitus, and Raimo Suominen’s Norwich Terrier, Nanstop Polkagris, who also won a prestigious Veteran BIS competition out of over 200 veterans presented at this show.
Photo by Deya
BIS at Wels in Austria last weekend was Maya Shtirbu’s Shih Tzu, Ch Blue Diamond, (aka Jimmy), bred by Ilana Lecher and handled and groomed by Javier Gonzalez Mendikote. BIS judge was Mrs Carla Molinari, (Portugal) group judge Mrs Heidi Kirschbihler (left) & breed judge Mr Sean Delmar (right) from Ireland pictured with Elisabeth Manner the Secretary of the Austrian Kennel Club.
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