This year two Latvian dog people invited me to visit the Riga Double show, an ex-Junior Handler and an Australian Shepherd breeder. As I had not been to a Latvian dog show I wondered what this might be like. I made contact with the Latvian KC and they also were happy for me to visit their show.
The Irish kennel Club held their traditional two day international show last weekend at their show centre at Cloghran in Dublin. A number of top international judges from Portugal, Germany, Croatia etc officiated as well as a strong contingent of Irish judges.
‘ROLY’ IS THE FESTIVE SAINT
It was back to the show ring for many after the Christmas festivities at the National Show Centre in Dublin on December 27th where there was an entry of 1,238 in competition classes for the panel of Irish judges to choose from.
The Green Isle Hotel in Clondalkin on the west outskirts of Dublin once again played host to the Dublin Dog Show Society promotion Champion of Champions final on Saturday January 5th which saw the Champion Stakes class winners from 2012 come together to challenge for the overall title and to find an overall winner
The inimitable Hans Van Ben Berg was invited to travel from the Netherlands to judge the event and as always his quirky approach to his job was very entertaining as are his stories of previous appointments.
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