The hottest show of the season
Not by being the most exciting or hard competition made this the hottest show of the Debrecen Double International, simply just the air temperature, it was one of the hottest weekends in Hungary, it was about 36-37 degrees in shade. For ten years now, two international dog shows have been held in a weekend. They are usually held around the 20th of August but this year they were held a month earlier on the 18th and 19th of July.
Unfortunately, this weekend was very warm, and the show was outside, on the agricultural show ground of the Debrecen University, a show area without any shadow. But the organisers built two great show tents, but it was not enough to make enough shade for everybody, fortunately the Hungarian (and foreigners too) exhibitors bring their own tents, and most of the people after the breed judging left the show area. In normal temperatures that area can be good and nice for an outside show, but in heat…
The organisers stand up vapour tents, and small dog pools, fortunately no dogs were sick or died. The entries were poor, 710 and 670 a day, maybe the least ever in Debrecen.
The judge palette consisted of 80% foreigner judges, Cristian Stefanescu (RO), Gabriela Ridarcikova (SK), Lokodi Zsolt (RO), Papp Laszlo (RO), Orcsik Istvan (SRB), Viva Maria Soleckyj Szpunar (PL), Harsányi Péter (H), Carol Wright (AUS), Sinisa Pavlovic (SRB), Gröschl Ferenc (H).
The exhibitors’ palette was very colourful, good Hungarian and foreign dogs, the first day BIS dog was from Latvia (just 1500km!), good USA or Russian dogs in Hungarian handlers’ hands, more exhibitors from Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, from France, maybe a show with holiday…
The Saturday winners were: BOG 1: Bottom Shaker Zephyr, Dream Old English Sheepdog, bred by Szetmár István, owned by Koroknai József (H). BOG 2: Mátraszépe Gardien White Min Schnauzer, bred by Sándor Ildikó, owned by Bakos Gyula (H). BOG 3: Agria Zip Code, Smooth Fox Terrier, bred by Korózs András, owned by Korózs-Papp Judit (H). BOG 4: Hodja's Waleria, Wire Min Dachshund, bred by S. Nielsen, owned by Philippa Jordan (USA). BOG 5: Hollywood Star Of Swala Pala Basenji, bred by Lise Durlot, owned by Aksana Sosnovika (LV). BOG 6: Tokaj-Hegyaljai Garabonciás Előd Erdelyi Kopo/Transsylvanian Hound, bred and owned by Szarkáné Dr Takács Edit (H). BOG 7: Tina Treading Holly, Hungarian Vizsla, bred by Marianovsaya, owned by M. B Kutelya (RUS). BOG 8: Spanish Kiss Big Bobo Prima Santolina, Golden Retriever, bred by Daiva Strepetkaite, owned by Renata Ruszczak (PL). BOG 9: Tripitaka Bite the Bullet Tibet Terrier, bred by Sean and Cathy Lydon, owned by Sean and Cathy Lydon (USA), BOG 10: Nagymancs-Tappancs Lóti-Futi Magyar Agár, bred by Kompis Erzsébet, owned by Sári Szilárd (H).
The Saturday BIS was judged by Lokodi Zsol (RO), who gave the BIS 3rd to the Fox Terrier, the Res BIS to the Old English Sheepdog, and the BIS went to Latvia, to the Basenji, Hollywood Star Of Swala Pala, owned by Aksana Sosnovika (LV).
The Sunday winners were: BOG 1: Bottom Shaker Zephyr Dream Old English Sheepdog, bred by Szetmár István, owned by Koroknai József (H). BOG 2: Ursinus Velutus Zesty Guy Newfoundland, bred by Oton Fantur, owned by Oton Fantur és Bartus Zoltán (H). BOG 3: Bombshell Bona Dea Plyus Min Bull Terrier, bred and owned by Evgen Barkusov (U). BOG 4: Hodja's Waleria, Wire Min Dachshund, bred by S. Nielsen, owned by Philippa Jordan (USA). BOG 5: Hollywood Star Of Swala Pala Basenji, bred by Lise Durlot, owned by Aksana Sosnovika (LV). BOG 6: Spotty Diamant Goliath Dalmatian, bred and owned by Kopa Zsuzsanna (H). BOG 7: Silhouette's All Revved Up Weimaraner, bred by C. & B. Cassidy, owned by Nácsa Ágnes, C. & B. Cassidy (H). BOG 8: Eirene Tercius Flat Coated Retriever, bred by Eva Zampachova, owned by Fieber Szilvia (H). BOG 9: Tripitaka Bite The Bullet Tibetan Terrier, bred by Sean and Cathy Lydon, owned by Sean and Cathy Lydon (USA). BOG 10: Kuruclesi Vitéz Magyar Agár, bred by Hegedűs Miklós, owned by Hegedűs Miklós and Baranyai Kata (H).
The Junior BIS 1 was Jenever Jam of Trebons Berger Blanc Swiss White Shepherd, bred by Ulla Warden , owned by Magyar Katalin (H). Junior BIS 2 was Gold Gelb Boksz Vendy, Boston Terrier, bred by Csurka Józsefné, owned by Valentyik Judit (H).
The Sunday BIS was judged by Peter Harsanyi, and he gave 3rd to the Weimaraner, the Res BIS to the previous day winner, the Basenji, and the BIS to the OES, Bottom Shaker Zephyr Dream, Old English Sheepdog, bred by Szetmár István, owned by Koroknai József (H).
Report & Pictures By GABOR SZALANCZI