The last show of the season

Chris Cuthbert (Triella) was judging at the LKA and BOB and BV went to Mary Davies’ tri Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight, bringing his CC total up to ten. Unbelievably, he will be ten years old in January. BCC was a sixth for Alan and Wendy Rees’ Ch Stadwen Tinkerbell (Ch Stadwen Spartakus ex Stadwen Prima Donna), handled as usual by Amanda. All six have come this year and she confirms her place as the leading bitch of 2018. Teresa Maddox did the mini-double with father and daughter, her Danish boy Redfordhill Magic Moments for Salvenik (Dan Ch Mistycor Once Upon A Dream ex Dan Ch Vuedor Could It Be Magic who is a granddaughter of the CC winner) and her junior Salvenik Summer Rosebud (ex Ch Bertley Summer Rose with Salvenik). BP was Barry and Sue Coulson, Elisabeth Camboni and Katell Malagré’s French import Oye-Dragoon-Willow des Contamines at Woodhenge (Int/Fr/Port Ch Lawrence Of Arabia des Contamines ex Int/Fr Ch Legend Of Dragoon Rose des Contamines). Some more group successes at the big end of year shows in Europe. At the Finnish Winner show Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen gave fourth to Maija Kosunen’s Int Ch Myway’s Let It Be Me (Int Ch Caamora Shamquin Let It Be Me for Annline ex Int Ch Annline’s UR My Rocking Design). Breed judge was Peter Jensen. Joyce Crawford-Manton judged the group at the Holland Cup show in Amsterdam and chose as first Olga Shuvalova’s bobtail Andvol Shubert (Andvol Zherar ex Andvol Murakami), from Russia, breed judge Róbert Kótlar. Meanwhile the biggest show in the US, the American Kennel Club/Royal Canin National Championship, was taking place in Florida and we had a specialist judge in Danelle Brown (Nomad). The BOB had travelled from the opposite corner of the country, Robert Simpson’s tri GCh Vangard At Last (GChB Woodsenge Brynlea Noir Like Me ex Ch Vangard Bells A Ringin), with BOS going to Kelli Alhadef’s GChS XIV Karat Special Place In My Heart at Brigadoon CGC (GChB Brynlea Last Tango In Paris CGC ex Ch XIV Karat Cook’n Up Something Speical at Brigadoon). There were several other shows in the area over the previous week, among the Sunshine club specialty judged by the ubiquitous Bill Shelton (Coventry). His BOB was Mari Carroll’s GCh Brogan Bright Light (GCh Heritage Brogan Light The Lamp ex GCh Brogan Tralee) and BOS Karen and Sam Baker and Dianne Connolly’s Ch Crystal Llandian Troubadour (Ch Llandians Christmas Money ex Ch Crystal Llandian Storybook Romance). 2018 review in my next submission! Meanwhile, don’t forget your handbook advertisements and portrait gallery entries. SIMON PARSONS

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