Best in Show and winner of Group 8 at Maastricht 2012 was the Labrador Retriever, Carpenny Micah At Suttonpark, owned by M. & J. Neahell and handled by S. Nugteren Barendrecht. Pictured with BIS Judge Barbara Muller (Switzerland) and Committee Member John Wauben.
It was a great pleasure and honour to be invited again (my fourth time) to judge in Jamaica, and to find that fanciers continue to strive for balance and perfection while improving the average quality of the German Shepherd Dog here.
Against a background of economic recession, social network disagreements and a campaign to stop people going to Romania, the organisers of the European Show 2012 came through with flying colours to surprise many detractors with a show that grew in stature over four days in Bucharest.
BIS at the International Dog Show in Seinäjoki, Finland on the October 27/28, 2012 was the Pug, Kingpoint When Doves Cry, owned by Ilpo Ojala & Tuija Rønhovde. Best in Show Judge was Hans Van Den Berg, Netherlands Photos: Koirauutiset
Group 9 winner and Best in Show (Saturday) was the Lhasa Apso, Multi BIS Ch Zentarr Morgan, owned by M. D. Anderson & Stefano Paolantoni from the UK and handled by Javier Gonzalez Mendikote. Also pictured are the organisers, Laurent Pichard (centre) and Barbara Müller (far right); Breed Judge Toshimori Omura (second from right); Group Judge Annika Ullveit-Moe (far left) and BIS Judge Ann Ingram (second from left).
I HAD the great pleasure of being invited by the Russian Kennel Club to judge the Rough Collie Speciality plus the Specialities for Bullmastiffs and Dogue de Bordeaux plus Group 1 where I was treated to some very excellent specimens, the Rough Collie winning it before going RBIS. I was accompanied by Barry Makepeace (Lynaire) who not only had many breeds to judge but also 2 groups and BIS.
The Swedish Kennel Club held their International two-day championship show at Boras with top entries all round, which is more than can be said for the weather! However, Robert Paust, both in his official and unofficial capacities more than compensated for the intermittent showers with his incredible sense of humour.
Every year, Genk plays host to a dog show organised by the LKV (Limburgse Kynologen Vereniging). A busy show with 1,880 dogs entered. Most of the dogs entered came from Belgium, with Germany and the Netherlands following closely.
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