17th September 2018
We are now racing towards the end of the show season for GWP’s, with 3 shows in close succession. Darlington Championship Show was this weekend, with Driffield next Friday and the GWP Club Open Show following on the Sunday after that. After that the only remaining shows this year, that have CC’s in our breed, are Gundog Society of Wales (31st October) and Gundog Breeds of Scotland (10th November).
At this stage in the year, the GWP Club competitions for Top Dog and Top Puppy have been decided. With only 10 points left available for adults and 5 point left to be decided for puppies, the current leaders cannot now be overtaken.
Congratulations to Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George on being the GWPC’s Top Dog 2018 (he also won last year) and Bareve Brynderi on being the GWPC Top Puppy 2018.
Darlington (Championship Show) – Sunday 16th September 2018
This show does have CC’s on offer for our breed and legally docked GWP’s are permitted. Our judge for the day was a non breed specialist, Mrs Lindsey Townsend. This show normally attracts a strong entry and this year just pipped last year with an entry of 30 dogs, with only 2 absent on the day.
BEST OF BREED and Dog CC – Kimmax Knock Yourself Out – Owned by Mr D & Mrs K Donnelly
A first CC for 15 month old dog who recently won RBD at City of Birmingham and RCC’s at Welsh Kennel and Blackpool. He triumphed over his half brother, Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George, for the Dog CC and his half sister, Sh Ch Miss Kongeniality, to take Best of Breed. His owners, who are relative newcomers to the GWP and showing dogs, were understandably overjoyed at gaining their first ever CC and to see their boy also be shortlisted to the final 8 in the Gundog group.
BEST OPPOSITE SEX and Bitch CC – Sh Ch Kimmax Miss Kongeniality – Owned by Mr P F & Mrs M McCullough
This 2 year old bitch now has 5 CC’s, 1 with best of breed. She is ranked 29= in the All Time GWP bitch List and currently in 3rd place in the GWPC Top Bitch competition.
Reserve Dog CC – Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George – Owned by Mr P F & Mrs M McCullough
This 2 year old dog has 13 CC’s, 8 with best of breed – he was Top GWP in 2017 and is the current leader in that competition in 2018 and cannot now be overtaken. He is ranked 8th in the All Time GWP dogs list.
Reserve Bitch CC and Best Puppy – Bareve Bronwen – Owned by Miss S Pinkerton
This 10 month old puppy bitch secured her first RCC and her 2nd Best Puppy win (the previous one being at Leeds). Sharon went on with her to win the Reserve in the Gundog puppy group.
Best Veteran – Kimmax Kayenta At Elagram – Owned by Mrs E, Mr G D & Miss A Turnbull
This 7 year old bitch has 1 CC. This bitch continues to lead the GWP Veterans, this being her 6th Veteran win at Champ shows this year.
A great showing in the stakes for the breed where Alice Turnbull was 3rd in her YKC Handling Class and 2nd in the YKC Members stakes with her veteran, Kimmax Kayenta At Elagram.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Karl O’Connor was 2nd in the Bannerdown Veteran Stakes with his dog, Karlejay Gump Zulu Warrior ShCM JW.
Kim and Dave Donnelly’s boy, Kimmax Knock Yourself Out, also went 4th in the dog class in Ripon Racecourse Special Beginners Stakes.
Maxine McCullough subsidised her day out with prize money from winning the Good Citizen Stakes with Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George, and then 3rd in the Pupscan Junior Stakes with his half sister, Sh Ch Kimmax Koz I Kan.
You would not believe the time it takes to keep on top of the breed stats, so please do let me know if you think if I have misquoted your dog’s stats, misspelled or omitted anything.
Peter F McCullough
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