Mr Walter Schicker, the well known all round judge from Germany had the honour to judge the finals on Sunday night and chose as his Best in Show winner the Australian Shepherd “Energies Paparazzi Energie Des Costys Du Tomberg”, owned by Sablery and handled by Viktoria Patzold.
Despite 2011 being financially unstable and an overall troubled year, it was still memorable for everyone in the dog show world – the FCI celebrated its 100th anniversary and many kennel clubs around the world made a collective effort to congratulate the International Canine Federation.
Best in Show at Manchester was the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Ch Soletrader Peek A Boo, owned by Sara Robertson, seen in photo with Gavin Robertson, Bob Gregory Chairman, Mrs Valerie Foss, President and Best in Show judge Mrs Ann Arch.
The idea of a ‘Poodle of the Year’ had been tossed around for several years, then finally on Saturday 14th January 2012 Jackie Kitchener & her committee of The Miniature Poodle Club turned a pipe dream into reality. What a resounding success!
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