With his BIS at the first show of the season Esmann has been leading all year, even if the gorgeous bullmastiff got a little too close at the end!! Ch Bubbleton Feel The Spirit was bred by Jesper Ravn & Klaus Andersen and is owned by Steen Vonge & Jesper Ravn.
I WAS delighted to be invited back to Denmark for the fifth time to judge the last show of the year in Herning, Denmark on November 1st and 2nd, with an increased entry of over 4,000 dogs over the two days, the second day being the Danish Winners Show and the finals for the years top awards of 2014!
I was honoured and delighted to be invited to judge the Border Collie Club of Denmark’s Champ Show at Vallensbaek where the hospitality couldn’t have been better. Grateful thanks to Secretary Felicia Olsen and her committee for all their help and kindness throughout my stay. Thanks also to my lovely ring steward Julie.
In the evening after judging I was taken by Felicia and Ina Jorgensen to the Spisestedet Mosen, a lovely lakeside restaurant where the views were quite breathtaking, a wonderful way to end the day and thaw out from all the wind and rain.
WHAT an amazing evening we had!
On February 22 it was time again for Denmark’s most prestigious show of the year, the Winners Show. This is a Gala Show filled with glitter and glamour with the qualified top winning dogs from last year. It has been arranged by Ulf Fjelsted Jorgensen every year since 1981, with good help from his wife, Lotte Jorgensen.
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.
Best in Show at the European show in Brno last weekend was the Wire Fox Terrier, Ch King Arthur Van Foliny Home, expertly handled and presented by Warren Bradley from Wales. This dog is owned by Victor Malzoni from Brazil and on the same day, Victor also took Best in Show at Midland Counties in the UK with Ch Travella Striking Steel, Wire Fox Terrier. Quite a double!
The Czech Republic in the heart of Europe hosted this years European Dog Show in the city of Brno.
Vince Hogan gives an insight into this big show in Eastern Europe and how it might cope with the European Dog Show in October 2014.
The Duo CACIB Brno shows are beginning to build themselves a reputation as ‘must do’ shows in this part of Eastern Europe. This was the sixth time this weekend of two international CACIB shows has been held and over the two days attracted an entry of 8033 dogs, which is quite an achievement.
THE Champion of Champions Show 2013 was held in Prague in the Czech Republic on the 25th January, 2014, with 155 Champions taking part.
There were 25 Judges on duty for the show, including Tamas Jakkel from Hungary, Linda Volarikova, Viera Staviarska and Vladimir Piskay, all from Slovakia.
I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of the Cavalier and King Charles Spaniel Breeders Club, Prague for inviting me to judge, King Charles, a breed I am so very close to and fond of.
The show took place in Chateau Sirin, near Prague, set in a lovely surrounding venue with picturesque views.
The DuoCacib Brno, organised by the Czech Moravian Kennel Club, took place on the first weekend in February. The Best in Show on Saturday, judged by Vaclavik Miroslav, went to the Schnauzer (Pepper-Salt), Ave Concord Magnifique and Sundays BIS, judged by Ridarcikova Gabriele (SK), went to the Landseer, Arun Z Laderova both from the Czech Republic.
With a few more than 8,000 dogs over the two days the entry was quite comparable with the year before.