The Amsterdam Winners Show was this year the host for the Eukanuba World Challenge at the same time as celebrating the 125th Winner Show Anniversary.
From the reaction of many of the contestants, exhibitors, and guests it was clear that both shows achieved great success, despite the fact that their joining together only really came to be in the last few months.
FABOULOUS WEEK-END IN PORTO
I just turned back from one of the best organized dog shows ever which I expected from Portugese kennel club as one of the best organiser in the kingdom of dogs! Here are some numbers to prove it!
4.688 dogs were entered in 2 days!
At the Czech Champion of Champions Competition 2014 held in Prague on January 10th, 2015, the BIS winner was the Saluki, Kryrisma Anistana Avatar At Yaran, owned by Eva Krejci from the Czech Republic. Reserve BIS was the Newfoundland, Over The Top King Of Helluland, bred, owned and handled by Sona Krocko from Slovakia; and Third was the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Caesar Amabilisdandie, owned by Marie Musilkova from the Czech Republic.
Affenpinscher ‘Tricky Ricky’ wins EWC 2014 in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, December 2014 -The Eukanuba World Challenge 2014 came to a stirring finale on Saturday evening, December 13th, in Amsterdam’s RAI Centre before a packed international crowd. From a stunning field of 12 finalists BIS judge Jorgen Hindse, FCI Europe President and President of the Danish Kennel Club, selected ‘Ch. Tricky Ricky from Yarrow Hi-Tech’, the Affenpinscher male from Indonesia representing the World Dog Show 2014, as his “Best of the Best” Eukanuba world Challenge Champion 2014.
I was delighted to be invited to Jyvaskyla in Finland, and while I have judged in 22 different countries, this was my first visit to Finland (the snow was a bit of a shock to the system).
The show had drawn a huge entry of well over 5,000 dogs over the two days! The judging panel contained judges from many different countries. The UK was well represented with Mrs Meg Purnell-Capenter, Michael Gadsby, Des Jenkins, Ronald James, Colin Reed and daughter Melanie Reed-Peck, Grace Goodwin, and it was Graces BOB Apso that finished BIS.