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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Amsterdam 2011 Show

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BIS The Crufts reserve BIS winner, Jilly, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GB Ch Soletrader Peek A Boo, owned by Sara Robertson and handled by Gavin Robertson...


Best in Show Winner The Crufts reserve BIS winner, Jilly, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, GB Ch Soletrader Peek A Boo, owned by Sara Robertson and handled by Gavin Robertson went one better in Amsterdam to win Best in Show under famous Italian judge Mr Paolo Dondina who was selecting BIS after performing the same task both at Westminster and of course Crufts earlier in the year.

Quite a hat trick for this popular man from Milan who clearly enjoyed the occasion in the spotlight in the excellent BIS ring facility at the Rai show centre in Amsterdam.

There was a big British contingent at the show, both on the judging panel and exhibitors, many of whom did well in the breed and going on to win BOB and compete in the group finals.

OUR DOGS asked winner Team Chairman Mr Rony Doedijns about the show and he told us….

“We were pleased that our entry was over 4250 despite the recession as I mentioned in the catalogue notes; I would like to thank all judges, exhibitors and Winner team workers for another great event. There has been a lot of competition for show entries in this special FCI centenary year so I think in the end we still present one of Europe’s top shows.

Thanks in particular to our sponsors, especially Eukanuba and Media Partners OUR DOGS and Onze Hond. We look forward to welcoming you all again at the Rai in 2012 and our dates for your diary are November 24th and 25th when we will have another top quality international panel of judges. The show layout will be the same as in 2011 with more space between the breed rings and the Square for our partners’ worked very well. In 2011 we had a lot of media attention from National television this resulted in more than 20,000 visitors this year. We will do our upmost to get this attention again in 2012. At the end the ten group winners were very worthy Amsterdam Winner finalists and the BIS and Res BIS were stunning dogs. See you all again in 2012.”

The show had a new look and feel about it with the main sponsors being placed in a central position in the Europa Hall. There did not seem to be as much benching around either and with a slight drop in entries, the Rai certainly had a more open feel about it. The recession also seems to have taken its toll with some of the regular trade stands who did not attend this year. With World and European shows in the near area there has been a lot of demand on people’s resources this year.

UK winners

Great wins for some UK exhibitors. Gavin and Sara Robertson’s Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Ch Soletrader Peek A Boo ‘Jilly’ won the CAC, Winners Title, Best of Breed, FCI Group 6 and Best in Show under Dr Paolo Dondina from Italy. Keeping it in the family, Gavin and Sara’s Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Dyfrgi’s Latour with Soletrader, also won the CAC, Winners title and Best of Breed so a great trip for these guys. Reserve Best in Show was the English bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miletree Constellation. Fiona Lamberts Bouvier Des Flandres, I’M Special Inessence Movado at Kanix handled by David Killilea won Best of Breed and FCI Group 1.

Jay Horgan’s German Pinscher Ceriinan Quiero to Aritaur won BOB/Winners title. Paul Jean and Kelly Lawless, Belgian Shepherds, Ch & GB.Ch Revloch Bewitched won CAC, CACIB and Amsterdam Winner 11' title. Ch & GB.Ch Revloch Zidane won the Res. CAC, Res. CACIB. Daughter of Warren (Revloch Won To Watch At Whitandon) won Best Puppy Tervueren and then was short listed for Best Puppy in Show, so a good weekend all round for Team Revloch over from Ireland. The Rose family and their GSP’s, Morgan and Apple have been awarded there Dutch champion titles with Morgan winning Best of Breed and Apple Best bitch in Amsterdam.

Meggy also won the Reserve Bitch award and Hogan winning Reserve Best Dog & the Kavacanne team also won the Breeders Stakes. Christina Bailey won Best of Breed with her Old English Sheepdog, Ch Zottel’s No Biz Like Showbiz; Avril Lacey and Stan Szyczewski, now resident in France, Hungarian Puli’s Weetoneon Black in Black and Weetoneon Artic Storm both won BOB in their variety. In Briards it was a good result for the Rual family who won Best of Breed with their Top Briard in the UK, Ch Forte Negro at Gilcoru Duovarius, in Schipperke’s Sylebecq No More Mr Nice Guy at Franhowil, owned by Howard-Williams, Short, McLachlan, and Woodchurch from the UK, won Best of Breed.

In Dogue De Bordeaux’s Nik Buriknell and Becky Swainston’s "Emberez Eta Carinae" Took the Youth Winner Title and then went onto take BEST FEMALE CAC and the adult Winner Title, on her first trip to Holland.  Sharon Pinkerton’s ‘Runar’ won the champion dog class and then Res CAC/CACIB and Bunty won the Res CAC/CACIB. Sian Gordon’s Xoloitzcuintle Mex Ch Cuban Ch & Grand Cuban Ch Apancingo at Ammexbiche won the CAC and Winner title, followed by Best of Breed. In American Akita’s Marcel Huls and Matthew Bostock and Janet Armstrong’s Multi Ch Ruthdales U Can’t Touch This, won Best of Breed and 2nd in the group.

CAC, Winners title, Best of Breed and shortlisted in the Group was Lisa Croft-Elliott and Virginia Dorris’s Chinese Crested, Multi Champion and top winner, Chmiel Argoel Next Germanika, Lisa Croft Elliott (pictured left) and Carrie Russell Smith's Toy Poodle (Black) Argoel Road Rage took Best of Breed and Lisa Croft-Elliott and Hanno Dijkhorst's Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Multi and FCI-Centenary CH Floatin' Helen Heilin also took Best of Breed.

There were also a number of UK trade stands over including Rabart Pro Choice Proc Choice, The Original pet Bed and Big Paw embroidery and Regatta so the show almost had a home from home feeling for the Brits and underlined how international we all getting in this day and age.


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