I would like to thank Frank Borg and his hard working committee for the invite to judge this super show. I love the island and the people of Malta, thanks to all the exhibitors who entered and took my decisions well and without question.
Overall winner on Saturday at the Alpensiger - Salzburg International Dog Show 2019 was the Whippet DANDY II OF GENTLE MIND owned by Joachim Bartusch & Werner Demmerling, DE and was Winner of Group 10 judged by Sajia Luutilainen (Finland)
The traditional Lahti spring show was the biggest show in Finland this year – so far. In many other traditional shows the entry figures have gone down, but the Lahti show was now bigger than last year, 4,400 entered dogs for this two-day international event.
Judging in America is always challenging for FCI judges, since both the FCI’s and AKC’s standards are different except for some breeds that originated in US and the FCI respects and uses it as the standard of origin.
Best in Show was judged by Laurent Pichard who awarded the top spot to the Yorkshire Terrier Int. Ch, Ch / 17.4, Ch (Eng, Esp, Por, Swe, Fin, Gbz) Royal Precious Jp’s F4 Conan, owned by Yoshiko Obana and handled by Sergio Amien.