20th November 2018
Just back from a long weekend in Germany – lots to catch up on over the last week with our breed’s final CC show of the year, results from Germany’s largest dog show, Open show successes and some Field trial news.
Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland – Saturday 10th November 2018
Our final show of the year with breed classes, has CC’s on offer for our breed and legally docked GWP’s are permitted. Our judge for the day was Mr Eddie Webster. The entry almost double that of last year with an overall entry of 32 dogs, with only 4 absent on the day.
BEST OF BREED and Dog CC – Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George – Owned by Mr P F & Mrs M McCullough.
This 2 year old dog has 15 CC’s which includes 10 best of breed wins. He has 7 RCC’s and is now ranked 7th in the All Time GWP list of Dogs, was the Our Dogs Top GWP in 2017 and now cannot be beaten in 2018 also.
BEST OPPOSITE SEX and Bitch CC – Bareve Bronwen – Owned by Miss S Pinkerton.
This 12 month old bitch gained her 2nd CC (the other at last week’s show) and also has 2 RCC’s.
Reserve Dog CC – Karlejay Gump Zulu Warrior JW ShCM – Owned by Mr K O’Connor.
This 9 year old dog has 2 CC’s (1 with best of breed) and 3 RCC’s.
Reserve Bitch CC – Int/Ir Sh Ch Beechillawn Wired For Sound JNR CH JD CW’17 – Owned by Mr S & Mrs M Gettings.
This 4 year old bitch has 1CC and 3 RCC’s.
BEST PUPPY – Germanus Game Changer – Owned by Mr R & Mrs M Geary.
A first best puppy award for this 6 month old dog.
BEST VETERAN – Ch/Ir Sh Ch/UK Sh Ch/Int Sh Ch Kimmax Krystal Klear of Beechillawn CW – Owned by Mr S and Mrs M Gettings.
This 10 year old bitch has 3 CC’s and 6 RCC’s.
Sadly no further awards for any of the winners in the various Groups. however, the Karl O’Connor took 2nd in the Veteran Stakes with Karlejay Gump Zulu Warrior JW ShCM and Maxine McCullough took 2nd in the Good Citizen stakes with Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George.
Merseyside Gundog Open Show – 11th November 2018
Well another Open show and its another BIS for the Breed. Once again, Rügen, Kimmax Knock Yourself Out, owned by Dave and Kim Donnelly, won Best of Breed under judge Elenor Brown and then went on to take Best In Show under BIS judge, Penny Gowland.
Not to be outdone, in only her 2nd show as a puppy, Kim and Dave’s puppy, Ava, Kimmax Who Cares Wins, not only won Best Puppy in the breed but went on to take Reserve Best Puppy in Show. Quite a day out.
Hunde & Pferde Show, Dortmund, Germany – Friday 16th November 2018 to Sunday 18th November 2018
This is Germany’s largest dog show, with over 8,000 dogs entered, combining the much prized Bundesseiger Show with the Internationale Show. The Bundessiger is a ‘double points’ show for the German Show Titles and both shows offer CACIB’s (the international CC).
Hunde & Pferde Internationale
Deutsch Drahthaar classes (7 dogs entered) were judged by the respected German judge, Herr Horst Klieberstein.
Best of Breed, Herbstseiger, CACIB and CAC Dog went to Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George.
Herbstseiger, CACIB and CAC Bitch went to his litter sister, Sh Ch Kimmax Miss Kongeniality – both owned by Mr P F and Mrs M McCullough.
Kimmax Kurious George went on to take the third place spot in Group 7, under German Judge Herr Josef Pöhling, with the top winning GSP, Pitwit Action Man taking the top spot in the Group (his 4th Group win).
Hunde & Pferde Bundesseiger
Deutsch Drahthaar classes (5 dogs entered) were judged by the highly experienced German judge, Herr Josef Pöhling. The results proved to be the same as the previous show.
Best of Breed, Bundesseiger, CACIB and CAC Dog went to Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George.
Bundesseiger, CACIB and CAC Bitch went to Sh Ch Kimmax Miss Kongeniality.
Kimmax Kurious George was shortlisted in Group 7, but no place under Hungarian Judge Andras Korozs.
This show also gained both Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George and Sh Ch Kimmax Miss Kongeniality their final wins required for their German show titles – so worth the 1,200 mile round trip.
GWPC Field Trial – Novice Stake – 10th November 2018
This Novice stake was held at the always popular Myerscough Agricultural College, near Preston – by kind permission of Mr Andrew Parkinson. The judges for the day were Mr Lee Loveridge and Mr P F McCullough.
We had a full card for the day, good weather, plentiful birds and the guns were shooting well. By the end of the day, we were pleased to be able to award the following prizes;
- 2ND – Jason Hudson – Floh V D Wielerveiden at Fechllindream (Korthals Griffon Bitch)
- 4TH – Geoff Saint – Zoldmali Tarlo (Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Dog)
- COM – Louise Holmes – Moorrunner Isla at Gilleyfield (German Wirehaired Pointer Bitch).
The next GWPC Field Trial is an All Aged Trial on 6th December at the Radbourne Shoot in Derbyshire. Judges are Larry Wilks and Jason Hudson. The Club’s final Field Trial is a Novice at Somerford Hall, Staffordshire on 15th January 2019.
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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